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Fall Home Improvement GuIde CLARION P E N I N S U L A
Presents a guide to prepping for winter in Alaska
Dunleavy talks to builders
The to-do list
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Dunleavy talks economy at builders conference By Megan Pacer Homer News
Gov. Mike Dunleavy told home builders from around the state that Alaska has plenty of development potential yet to be realized, while outside, a handful of supporters of the Recall Dunleavy effort gathered to protest. Dunleavy briefly visited a conference held Wednesday through Friday by the Alaska State Home Building Association and the Kenai Peninsula Home Builders Association at Land’s End Resort in Homer. He gave an update on the statewide economy and answered questions about the next budget cycle, the Permanent Fund Dividend and what his administration is or isn’t doing to capitalize on certain kinds of energy in the state. During his address, a group of local supporters of the statewide campaign to recall Dunleavy gathered outside Land’s End with signs reading “Save our state,” “Recall Dunleavy” and “Hire Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks to attendees of a conference held by the Alaska State Home Building Association and the Kenai Peninsula people first.” Home Builders Association on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, at Land’s End Resort in Homer, Alaska. Dunleavy came to brief conference In the conference, Dunleavy praise participants on the statewide economy. (Megan Pacer/Homer News) the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport for being the “second busiest cargo airport in the country” and talked “The question going forward will be, a barrel … and the projection was it was the cost of everything, and the limitaabout planned expansions to that facility what will the politics be, not just in this going to go higher,” he said. “So at that tions, I think we need to invite compain the form of two “trans shipment ware- country, but here in Alaska?” he said. “Will stage of the game, we were looking at nies who are doing it. United Kingdom houses for overseas cargo.” the politics stay the same in the sense that taking the next year or two and doing a is doing it … Hawaii’s doing it on Big “You probably saw in the paper here we still look upon resource development slight, smaller step down in the budget. Island.” the other day where President Trump and resource transportation as something By December 28, I believe, it was at $54 a Dunleavy said his administration has lifted the roadless rule in the Tongass that Alaska does well, or will we start to go barrel, and they were predicting it would would “welcome” conversations about (National) Forest so that we could poten- the way of some other states down south go lower. So that’s why we came in with how to make those energy sources cost tially get a timber industry going back … will we start to reflect that here in Alaska a budget that had a lot of reductions in effective and affordable for Alaskans. down in Southeast Alaska,” Dunleavy said. where we don’t want to develop and we it, because we’re trying to balance the He also said his administration is not Dunleavy said his administration is want to close things off? And we basically budget based upon oil, which is … it’s a discounting them, but did not give any continuing to look at state regulations end up in some respects being a large terrific discussion as to how long we can examples of the state actively pursuing to determine whether they are neces- national park?” keep going by just having one leg on our them from a policy standpoint. sary for the health and safety of Alaskans, At the same time, Dunleavy acknowl- stool to support the government.” “If I was in this office for a few more or whether they are “unnecessary and edged the shortfall of having a state Several conference attendees asked years, that would be one of the things I getting in the way of business.” budget so reliant on one major resource: Dunleavy whether his administration is think, if I was able to accomplish that, Alaska has the infrastructure to trans- oil. When asked by a conference attendee doing anything to encourage or explore that would be one of the hallmarks of port its resources and services, Dunleavy about the next budget cycle, Dunleavy other energy sources in the state, such this administration, would be to be able said. What it boils down to, he said, is described how his administration as solar, wind, tidal and geothermal. to get a lower cost energy to Alaskans whether the people of Alaska want to worked on the budget last year based on “I’m looking right across the inlet as right here,” Dunleavy said. “And some capitalize on the state’s development the projected cost of a barrel of oil. far as geothermal, tidal energy,” one of those sources that you just mentioned opportunities going forward or not. “A year ago October 10, oil was at $85 conference attendee said. “Because of would be part of that.”
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Preparing your yard, home for winter in Alaska By Kat Sorensen Peninsula Clarion
In Alaska, one of the most important tasks of the autumn months is preparing for the winter ones. Each year, winter weather takes over the Kenai Peninsula and brings a laundry list of chores around the house.
GARDENS Gardeners in Alaska deal with extremes, and the fall season is a great time to prepare for the opposite of summer’s extreme light. It’s time for a season of dark and cold. Start by putting away the rake. Those leaves that fell all September and October will be a great protection for the garden beds in winter. Gardeners should also protect their plots from pesky moose. A hungry moose can destroy trees and shrubs at one meal. To prevent moose from munching on the plants hoping to survive winter, you can use wire or Plantskydd, a spray application animal repellent. Plantskydd becomes harder to apply as the weather gets colder, so be sure to apply it early.
HEATING The first thing that comes to mind when the temperatures drop is staying warm. Be sure to have your heating source maintained. A wood stove can reach surface temperatures of 400 degrees and internal temperatures of nearly 1,000 degrees, so proper installation and maintenance is essential to operating a stove safely, according to the Alaska Departement of Environmental Conservation. A stove’s chimney should be
Moose prepare for the winter, so shouldn’t you? (File photo)
cleaned annually to remove creosote deposits. The thick, oily liquid is left behind from burning wood and is itself an extremely flammable fuel that could cause chimney fires. For homes that run on different heating sources, like a furnace, it’s still important to receive annual maintenance to insure high energy efficiency and reduce the likelihood of a breakdown. And with all the heat in the house going, it’s important to have working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in every room of the house.
WOOD The DEC also recommends getting well-seasoned wood for your stove. Fresh-cut wood has a water content of about 50 percent. The more water in the wood, the greater the heat loss.
A map shows the Swanson River Road and Swan Lake Road woodcutting areas. (Image courtesy Kenai National Wildlife Refuge)
2019 FALL HOME IMPROVEMENT - Page 5 To make this winter’s fire as cozy and warm as possible, spend the fall stocking up on and stacking wellseasoned wood and making sure your stove is properly maintained. Permits for woodcutting in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge became available Oct. 15. The permits will allow residents to cut personal use firewood. Woodcutting will be permitted along Swan Lake, Swanson River and Funny River roads, within Dolly Varden Campground and unburned areas within Upper Skilak and Lower Skilak campgrounds, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of the Interior. Cutting is limited to trees that are dead and downed within the designated permit areas. Standing trees may not be felled. Vehicles are prohibited beyond the shoulders of the main roads. ATVs are also prohibited. Excess limbs and woody debris must be piled outside of campsites within campgrounds. Each permit allows residents to collect up to five cords of firewood per household. The wood is for personal use only, and all other woodcutting is prohibited, except for the cutting of dead and downed wood that may be used for campfires while camping on the refuge. Permits will expire and the areas will be closed to woodcutting March 31, 2020. Weather conditions or wood depletion may prompt an earlier closure by the refuge manager. Permits are free of charge. Residents can obtain permits, maps and instructions for special conditions are available now at the refuge headquarters on Ski Hill Road in Soldotna. The headquarters is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
WATER Another important step in winterizing an Alaska home is to protect the home’s water lines from freezing. All outside houses should be disconnected and
A wood stove burns to heat an Alaska home in the winter. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)
the water spigots closed. For those that travel in the winter, make sure the home never goes below freezing so that the pipe’s keep flowing. If a pipe does burst, though, it’s important to know where the shutoff valves are so the water can be quickly turned off. It’s also pertinent to prepare for the worst by stocking up on water. Grab a couple of old, reusable water bottles and keep them filled and stored in a safe place just in case. Even if you’re home is fully prepared, you never know what Alaska’s winters will throw your way.
DRAFTS In the summer months, homeowners may not notice window drafts but come winter they can ruin a warm night’s sleep. During the fall months, take notice of drafty windows and block them. If the windows are single pane, it is highly effective,
although a bit unsightly, to purchase a window insulation kit. Drafts can also exist where windows, walls and foundation meet. Homeowners can seal these drafts with a caulking gun or weather stripping products.
No matter how ready your home is for winter, the most important checklist item is mental health. Dark, cold days can take a toll on the mind and body. To combat seasonal depression, experts recommend getting regular exercise, taking a vitamin D supplement, eating healthy food and avoiding alcohol consumption. And be sure to get out of the house! Exercising outdoors, like skiing or snowshoeing, is a great way to exercise and take advantage of the Alaska winter sunshine.
7 day emergency kit The Alaska Department of Homeland Security recommends each home have an emergency kit on hand. While preparing your home for winter, it’s a great time to put together a kit. — 1 gallon of water per person — Shelf stable food — Flashlights — First-aid kit — Medication — Personal hygiene products — Small tool kit — Rope — Duct tape Visit ready.alaska.gov for more
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Single family-home construction ticks up, prices down By BANI SAPRA AP Business Writer
WASHINGTON — U.S. home building fell last month after reaching a 12-year high in August, driven by a sharp decline in the construction of new apartments. Yet single-family home construction ticked higher for a fourth month. The Commerce Department said Thursday that overall housing starts dropped 9.4% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.26 million. The construction of new apartments plunged 28.3% to an annual pace of 327,000. The report suggests the housing market is in solid shape, despite last month’s drop. The construction of both homes and apartments has risen 1.6% in the past year. And single-family home building ticked up 0.3% in September to an annual rate of 918,000. Single-family construction typically creates more jobs than apartment units. Permits for singlefamily home building also rose slightly, a good sign for future building. Lower mortgage rates and a healthy job market that is modestly increasing wages are lifting home sales and the demand for new homes. Sales of existing homes rose to a 17-month high that month and sales of new homes jumped. The average interest rate on a 30-year mortgage ticked up last week but is still at a historically low level of 3.69%. “The upward trend for single-family construction aligns with other housing data that show strong demand for new homes by homebuyers in response to lower mortgage rates and rising incomes,” said Ben Ayers, senior economist at Nationwide. “The extremely tight inventory for existing homes is also pushing more buyers into the market for new homes.” Building permits have also increased in the past year, rising 7.7%. Permits to build single-family homes rose 2.8% in September from a year earlier while apartment permits soared nearly 21%.
In September, construction fell the most in the Northeast, where it plummeted 34.3%. It also dropped sharply in the Midwest, where it declined 18.9%. Starts dropped 4% in the South and 1.9% in the West. Mortgage rates are near historic lows, with the average interest rate on a 30-year loan below 4%. They may fall further in the coming months if the Federal Reserve cuts short-term rates at its next meeting later this month, as some economists predict. WASHINGTON — U.S. home sales fell 2.2% in September, as rising home prices and lower inventories have stifled homebuyers. The National Association of Realtors said Tuesday that homes sold last month declined at a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 5.38 million units, ending a two-month streak of sales gains. Existinghome sales are up 3.9% from a year ago, but September’s stumble shows the limits of the boost that declining mortgage rates had been providing. As average mortgage rates have fallen nearly a whole percentage point in the past year to 3.61% in September, economists say higher prices and a lack of listings have put a ceiling on the growth seen this past summer. “The resale housing market is caught in a crosscurrent of conflicting forces,” said Shernette McLeod, an economist at TD Economics. “On one hand, lower mortgage rates and a strong labor market have improved buying conditions. On the other, the duo of low inventory and rising home prices have kept a lid on the pace of sales expansion.” Homebuyers have been hamstrung by a shortage of available properties this year, especially at the lower-priced end of the market. Inventory is down 2.7% from a year ago. Land and labor shortages have also constrained building, so a tightening supply of homes has pushed prices up at a pace faster than income. Home prices rose in all four regions in September, while sales of existing homes declined.
In this Sept. 3, 2019, photo a for sale sign, top, rests in front of a newly constructed home, in Norwood, Massachusetts. On Oct. 17, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in September. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
“Even today’s low mortgage rates and healthy jobs situation can’t overcome the lack of inventory of homes below $300,000,” said Robert Frick, an economist at Navy Federal Credit Union.
“Fortunately, the long-term outlook for housing is better, as housing starts and permits are increasing, meaning there will be more homes on the market in the months ahead.”
Real estate: a local look By KAT SORENSEN Peninsula Clarion
Across the Kenai Penisula, home sales are up this year compared to last year at the same time, according to Nicole Lawrence of Seward Properties. “The total number of homes sold across the Kenai Peninsula so far this year is up from 567 in 2018 to 608 in 2019. That’s an increase of 7%,” Lawrence said. “Between some of the main cities of Seward, Kenai, Soldotna and Homer, Seward has had the highest increase of total number of homes sold this year at a 22% increase from
last year.” Average home prices across the peninsula have increased 4 percent, from $240,000 in 2018 to $250,000 in 2019. Kenai tied Seward with the highest increases in average sold prices, with a 10 percent increase. Homes are selling faster. The average days on market for a home before going into contract decreased 44 percent across the peninsula, Lawrence said. “The low interest rates for buyers might be part of the reason homes are selling fast, since buyers want to get in on the low interest rates while they can,” Lawrence said.
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HEA manager addresses fluctuating energy rates By Brian Mazurek Peninsula Clarion
At this week’s joint Kenai/Soldotna Chamber of Commerce Luncheon, Homer Electric Association’s General Manager Brad Janorschke addressed fluctuating energy rates that HEA members have experienced from one quarter to the next. About two-thirds of everyone’s electric bill covers the association’s “fixed costs” — expenses such as insurance and salaries for employees that remain constant regardless of how much energy is used. The amount of energy sold by HEA has decreased steadily over the past decade, from around 530,000 Megawatt hours (MWh) in 2007 to about 450,000 in 2018. Janorschke cited the shutdown of the Agrium nitrogen fertilizer facility and the liquefied natural gas plant, both in Nikiski, as major factors in the significant drop in energy consumption. Less consumption overall means that individual rates go up in order to continue covering HEA’s fixed costs, Janorschke explained. Janorschke said that rates change on a quarterly basis, and for the past two quarters rates have gone down for members, partly due to lower natural gas prices and the reliance on hydroelectric energy. However, as winter approaches and people are using more power to heat their homes, electric bills will likely increase, Janorschke said. With the exception of the last two months, Janorschke said that about 90% of HEA’s power supply comes from liquefied natural gas. Gas prices for HEA through their contract with Furie Operating Alaska have increased slowly but steadily since 2016, going from $6.50 to $7.25 per 1000 cubic feet (Mcf.) Furie recently filed for bankruptcy in Alaska, and
as a result HEA was able to negotiate a lower price for the remainder of their contract, leading to lower rates for HEA members over the last two quarters. HEA recently secured a contract with Hilcorp Alaska to supply LNG for the next five years, with the price starting at $7.50 per Mcf and set to increase by no more than 20 cents over the duration of the contract. Looking to the future, HEA is focusing on increasing its fuel efficiency and relying less on natural gas as its primary fuel source. Future projects include expanding production at the Bradley Lake hydroelectric facility by diverting part of Battle Creek into Bradley Lake by the end of next summer, as
well as construction of a new hydroelectric facility at Grant Lake, for which HEA just recently acquired the license through the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Janorschke said that HEA hopes to have the Grant Lake project online within the next five years. HEA is also looking at capturing the methane gas produced at the landfill south of Soldotna. Janorschke said that this a “very viable” option, and the association is currently working with the borough to determine what kind of equipment would be needed to make that project a reality, how ownership of the plant would be divided, and what federal or state dollars would be available for financial assistance.
Homer Electric Association General Manager Brad Janorschke gives an update to the joint Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex on Wednesday. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
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Addiction treatment home gets pushback By Megan Pacer Homer News
After receiving a state grant to support a local inpatient addiction treatment center for men, a faithbased organization is struggling to find a home for that center. Set Free Alaska has been searching for a place to put a facility for men fighting addiction since the start of 2019 when it announced it was seeking to bring the model of its inpatient treatment center for women in the Mat-Su Valley and apply it in the Homer community. Residents in each area the nonprofit has eyed for the facility have pushed
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Body of road excavator found ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska State Troopers say searchers have found the body of an excavator who had been working on a road project north of Sitka when he went missing. Troopers say Maurice Kimber St. Michell Jr., 61, of Sitka was reported unaccounted for late Thursday morning after he had gone into the water at Katlian Bay. Responders recovered St. Michell’s body from the bay shortly after 2 p.m. Thursday. An autopsy is planned by the state medical examiner’s office.
Deadline extended to review Pebble Mine comments ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended its deadline to review numerous comments submitted for a draft environmental review of the proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region. Assistant Secretary of the Army R.D. James extended Thursday’s deadline to Feb. 28 to consider comments, including those from the Environmental Protection Agency and to draft a preliminary final environmental impact statement. In a letter to the EPA, James says the corps, the EPA and others will meet soon to resolve outstanding issues. These meetings will allow the corps to complete a preliminary final environmental impact statement and decision documents See news, Page A3
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back in one way or another, and those who live near Mile 15 East End Road where Set Free Alaska is currently working to buy property are also mostly opposed to the idea. They say the facility will alter their neighborhood for the worse.
History of Set Free Alaska in Homer Set Free Alaska is a faith-based nonprofit organization that has an inpatient treatment facility for women to recover and live sober in the Mat-Su Valley. It connects those women (and men) with outpatient addiction treatment services
elsewhere in the community. While the organization uses Christianity as a core value in its addiction treatment, it also accepts patients who are not religious. Set Free Alaska is a corporation, but receives public money through some avenues, such as billing for services through Medicare and Medicaid. It has also received grants from the state of Alaska. At the beginning of 2019, the organization’s executive director, Phillip Licht approached the Homer City Council asking for matching funds to go along with a state grant application, hoping to bring a similar treatment facility, for
men, to Homer. Licht decided to try bringing the center to Homer after working with the local Southern Kenai Peninsula Opioid Task Force, which he told the council identified inpatient treatment for men as the biggest need in the community right now. The city council decided in March not to provide matching funding for the state grant Set Free was applying for. The organization was still awarded the grant of about $1.5 million to be used to establish a treatment facility, and began searching for a place to put it. The Homer Planning Commission in April granted Set Free a
conditional use permit to remodel part of the building on Pioneer Avenue that houses the Refuge Chapel. In May, however, a resident of Homer, Frank Griswold, filed a notice of appeal over the decision with the city. Griswold has several open court cases against the city of Homer, mostly having to do with challenges to the city’s planning and zoning powers. As a result, Set Free Alaska announced it would no longer pursue the location on Pioneer Avenue. It withdrew its application for that location before the appeal See home, Page A2
‘We really have to make a commitment’ Peninsula advocates, lawmakers recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month By Brian Mazurek Peninsula Clarion
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and local lawmakers took time last week to recognize the LeeShore Center as the primary advocate for survivors on the peninsula while also acknowledging that, when it comes to combatting domestic violence, Alaska still has a long way to go. “It goes across all genders and socioeconomic backgrounds. It’s something that sticks with the victims for a very long time, and it has repercussions to all of our social programs across the state,” Kenai Mayor Brian Gabriel said during last Wednesday’s luncheon hosted by the Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce. At the luncheon, Gabriel and Soldotna Vice Mayor Paul Whitney issued a proclamation recognizing Domestic Violence Awareness month and presented the proclamation to Cheri Smith, executive director of the LeeShore Center in Kenai. A similar proclamation was issued by Chief of Staff James Baisden on behalf of Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce at last Tuesday’s assembly meeting. “All of us are responsible for this. We really have to make a commitment that we’re going to work hard to address sexual and domestic violence in our communities,” Smith said on Wednesday after receiving the proclamation. While speaking with the Clarion on Thursday, Smith said that even though domestic violence is still more
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LeeShore Center Executive Director Cheri Smith speaks to members of the Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex on Wednesday.
prevalent in Alaska than in many other states, she believes that things have gotten better over time. Smith has several decades of experience as an advocate for survivors of domestic violence, and the biggest shift she has noticed in recent years has been in the public understanding of the issue.
The LeeShore Center has served as the peninsula’s primary resource for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault since 1985. As stated on their website, the center has an emergency shelter for women and children who have been displaced as a result of domestic violence or sexual assault as
well as services to help provide those survivors with transitional housing. Some of the services provided by the LeeShore Center include a state-approved Batterer’s Intervention Program, a Child Care See violence, Page A3
Assembly updated on enrollment, scores and more By Victoria Petersen Peninsula Clarion
Superintendent, John O’Brien gave an update about district enrollment, test scores and goals at Tuesday’s Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting To begin, O’Brien said the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s graduation rate is continuing to improve, rising above both state and national averages. The 2019 graduation rate was
88.27%, according to O’Brien. When it came to the PEAKS exam results, released in September, O’Brien said that he was not at all pleased with the results. “We know we need to do better,” O’Brien said. The state assessments are used to provide data for parents, educators, policymakers, communities and businesses about how Alaska schools are performing. Students score on a rubric of four levels — advanced, proficient, below proficient and far
below proficient. The student scores are then used by the state to assess whether students are proficient or not proficient. Kenai Peninsula students scored on average higher on English, math and science than students did statewide. O’Brien said students on the peninsula also out performed other comparable districts in Anchorage, Fairbanks and the Matanuska Susitna Borough. Student enrollment in the district is also down, O’Brien said. The
official 20 day enrollment count happens in October, and the Sept. 25, 2019 snapshot count shows the district has 8,525 students enrolled, 155 less students than last school year and 350 less students than in 2016-2017 school year. The district has seen an increase in the number of students who are enrolled in special education. There were 1,680 students enrolled in special education last year, 254 See schools, Page A3
Borough to spend $150K burning brush at the landfill By Brian Mazurek Peninsula Clarion
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly is taking a torch to the problem of excess brush and woodland debris that has piled up at the landfill. At last Tuesday’s assembly meeting, assembly members voted in favor of enacting Ordinance 2019-19-14, which will appropriate $150,000 from the borough’s general fund for the costs associated with burning the slash and debris that has filled up the Central
Peninsula Landfill this summer. “There’s been an accumulation of brush at the Central Peninsula Landfill beyond anything that’s been seen in the past,” Assembly member Willy Dunne said Tuesday night. Dunne said that the large amount of debris can be attributed both to the number of beetle-killed trees that have been impacted by the spruce bark beetle, as well as heightened fire danger on the peninsula that prompted many residents to clear their properties of flammable materials.
There is currently close to 20000 tons of debris at the landfill, which is more than the borough’s staff can handle as part of their normal operations, Dunne said. The funds appropriated by the ordinance will be used to hire an independent contractor that will conduct a 24-hour burn of the accumulated brush material. Kenai resident Ben Boettger spoke to the ordinance and suggested composting the brush material rather than burning it.
“When this material is composted, the carbon inside it is put into the soil which is then used for growing plants,” Boettger said. “I encourage you to think of this kind of material more as a resource than as a waste product.” Boettger recognized that composting might not feasible for the sheer volume of the material currently at the landfill, but asked that they consider the alternative for the future. Assembly President Kelly Cooper See brush, Page A3
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Critics gear up for response to lease sale in Arctic refuge By Dan Joling Associated Press
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Opponents of oil drilling in America’s largest wildlife refuge have a message for oil drillers and the people who finance them: Don’t become the company known for the demise of America’s polar bears. The Department of the Interior hopes to conduct a lease sale in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge by the end of the year but environmental groups say they will challenge those plans in federal court and the court of public opinion. “We will not tolerate the administration’s brazen attempt to paper over the impacts of this disastrous proposal, and we will see them in court,” said Jamie Rappaport Clark, executive director of Defenders of Wildlife. They claim an environmental review was rushed, incomplete and preordained and that it presents only a fraction of the long-term damage that will occur if drilling rigs are allowed into what’s now a wilderness area. “Speculative threats of legal action cannot cloud the reasoning contained in our analysis, which was developed with information provided by numerous stakeholders,
including tribal elders, wildlife biologists, anthropologists and elected officials, in addition to data-sharing with the Canada government’s Environment Yukon and dialogue with the International Porcupine Caribou Board, as well as almost 2 million public comments submitted during the process,” Bureau of Land Management spokesman Derrick Henry said in an email to The Associated Press. “This analysis is a big step in carrying out the clear mandate we received from Congress to develop and implement a leasing program for the Coastal Plain,” Henry wrote, adding that any future actions would require separate environmental analysis. The refuge in the northeast corner of Alaska was created in 1960 and expanded by Congress in 1980 to nearly the size of South Carolina. About 12,500 square miles (32,375 sq. kilometers) are formally designated as wilderness. However, Congress ordered that 2,300 square miles (5,957 sq. kilometers) of refuge coastal plain be studied for natural resources. The coastal plain is the area between the Arctic Ocean and mountains of the Brooks Range. During winter, pregnant polar bears use it for dens. In spring, it’s the
abandoned the idea and went in search of a new location.
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process began. “It was not our intention that this project would cause problems for neighbors or community members leading to additional time and expense to the City of Homer,” Licht wrote in a letter at the time. “This project being appealed at the time and expense of the city violates one of our core values. Furthermore, our leadership team and key stakeholders are concerned about the potential time delays and hassles associated with this appeal process.” In June, Set Free Alaska set its sights on a property about six miles down East End Road off Portlock Drive. The property included a residential home that had once been a bed and breakfast. Neighbors in the area, opposed to the facility being there, hired a local attorney and argued that their neighborhood covenants, or rules governing the use of real property, prohibited the property being used for a treatment facility. “It is clear to us now that this neighborhood is not supportive of us locating here,” Licht wrote at the time in a letter to the area residents. “We have heard and taken into consideration the concerns addressed.” Again, Set Free Alaska
The organization is currently in negotiations with the owners to purchase the Timber Bay Bed and Breakfast, a lodge located 15 miles down East End Road. The sale is not final, but Licht told a group of concerned East End residents gathered at the lodge for a meeting on Tuesday that Set Free Alaska intends to move forward and finalize the purchase. The meeting was organized by area resident Jack Berry. Berry’s property is not adjacent to the lot containing the bed and breakfast, but he can see the building from his property. Berry said he contacted Licht after he heard Set Free Alaska might be trying to buy the property and asked why he and other neighbors had not been contacted. During the meeting Tuesday, Licht said he talked to all property owners on Timber Bay Court, the street where the lodge is located, as well as property owners whose lots were adjacent, but that he had not thought it necessary to reach out to neighbors beyond that. “I talked to the people who have the properties adjacent to this property and I talked to all the property owners on this street,” Licht said. “I didn’t think to go a street down, three streets down, four streets
preferred nursery for the Porcupine Caribou Herd. The U.S. Geological Survey estimates the plain holds 10.4 billion barrels of oil. U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, has called the coastal plain North America’s greatest prospect for conventional petroleum production. Drilling is supported by virtually everyone elected in recent years to statewide office in Alaska because it would create jobs, put oil in the transAlaska pipeline and put cash in the coffers of state government. Congress did not take a direct vote on opening the refuge. Instead, a provision for lease sales was included in President Donald Trump’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in December 2017. The law amended the tax code, reduced tax rates for businesses and individuals and aimed to make up for the loss of that revenue with new money generated by sources that include lease sales in the Arctic wildlands. Henry said that act requires a lease sale by 2021. The Bureau of Land Management spent a year on an environment review and by February was holding public hearings in Alaska on the document. The environmental review listed a “no-sale” alternative but the agency did not consider it, said Joe Balash, the Interior
down. Because … the challenge is, how far do I go and at what time? And I know I could ask everybody separately and everybody would have a different answer to that. So I’m not saying it’s the right way. I’m just saying that’s the choice that our team made, and that’s what we followed through with. So I know there’s a lot of contention about that.” Licht also addressed a few things he called misconceptions about what Set Free Alaska would do to the property if the sale goes through. He told the assembled neighbors that the organization is not building or developing anything on the property. Should the sale go through, Set Free would make necessary renovations to the bed and breakfast building, he said. One area resident at the meeting asked whether Set Free Alaska has plans to expand the building in the future, to which Licht answered no. He went on to describe what kind of treatment facility would be there. It would be a home serving about 12 men at the most who would be living there sober and receiving treatment, with the option for some children of patients to live their with their fathers. Often, Licht explained, parents who enter into longterm inpatient treatment have to give their children up to the foster care system. Participants would enter
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Department’s assistant secretary for land and minerals management at the time. “A no-action alternative would fly in the face of what Congress told us to do,” Balash said at the Anchorage hearing. Environmental groups that fended off oil rigs in the Arctic Refuge for four decades were mortified. More than 30 subsequently formed a coalition for its protection, the Arctic Refuge Defense Campaign. The group on Oct. 15 took out a half-page advertisement in the Wall Street Journal telling potential bidders that they will face legal challenges and damage to their reputations if they bid on the refuge. “It’s not something we are just going to accept because it was snuck into a tax bill,” said director Desiree Sorenson-Groves. “There should have been fair and open debate and there wasn’t,” she said. “If oil companies and folks want to bid on this, they need to do it with their eyes wide open.” Environmental attorneys say the environmental review is flawed. “Until we see the record of decision, we can’t say anything about potential lawsuits or the specific grounds for them, but I can tell you that the final EIS (environmental impact statement) is so deficient in how it looks at impacts to the coastal
treatment either voluntarily or on the recommendation of a court-ordered assessment, Licht said. The home will only be for recovering addicts who have already detoxed. Participants have to be medically cleared before they are allowed to enter, he said. Anyone with a sexoffender criminal history is not allowed in the program, he added. People who live around Mile 15 East End Road and attended the meeting had several concerns about the inpatient treatment home being there. Their main questions were: ■■ Where did the money to fund the creation of the treatment facility come from? ■■ How many people will be in the home? ■■ Will the home have to be up to State Fire Marshal standards? ■■ What kind of security will the facility have? ■■ Where will the patients at the facility come from? What percentage of them will be from the Homer area? ■■ How many people complete treatment with Set Free Alaska? ■■ What happens with the people who choose the leave the program? Licht had the following answers to those questions: ■■ Funding is from a combination of Set Free Alaska’s own general fund money, donations and grants from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, and the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority. The DHSS grant is a one-time grant specifically for the purposes of getting the Homer facility up and running. ■■ There will be 12 male patients and up to two children of patients, plus staff. ■■ Yes. Set Free Alaska has to have the building inspected by the State Fire Marshal and implement any changes needed based on that inspection. ■■ All doors and windows in the home/facility will be armed with a security system, including security cameras. Participants are monitored by a 24/7 wake staff and cannot leave the home
plain, and so dismissive of the legal requirements for protecting these sacred lands, that there could be many, many grounds for a lawsuit,” said Brook Brisson, an attorney for Trustees of Alaska. More than 80% of the coastal plain serves as critical denning habitat for threatened polar bears, said attorney Kristen Monsell of the Center for Biological Diversity, adding the BLM significantly underestimates effects of seismic testing and other exploration activity. Polar bear primary habitat is sea ice, which has been significantly reduced by climate change. Polar bear preferred denning habitat is on shore. To protect polar bear dens, the review relies on den detection studies conducted in advance of oilfield activity, Monsell said. “Even under ideal conditions, den detection surveys are effective only 50% of the time,” she said. “This means that the agency arbitrarily dismissed the risks from seismic, including the likelihood that denning polar bears will be run over and killed by seismic vehicles.” The review fails to take a hard look at greenhouse gas pollution on polar bears, she said, both emissions from oilfield operations and emissions produced by oil extracted from the refuge.
without a chaperone during the early part of the program. Clients will be transported by staff members to and from town for appointments and other needs. ■■ Patients come from referrals from other treatment programs in the state. People can also come to Set Free Alaska by hearing about it from a friend, loved one, or service in the community that is connected to addiction treatment. Licht said he anticipates about 50% of the participants will come from the Homer area. ■■ Licht said about 50% of people in Set Free’s current inpatient treatment program end up graduating from that program. The statewide average for residential treatment completion is approximately 35%, he said. ■■ When patients chose to leave the inpatient treatment program, Licht said staff members help facilitate them leaving. That is, they arrange rides or flights to help get those people back to where they came from, or to the place they want to go. “You can understand that, you know, out here in the middle of nowhere, it’s not your 50% success rate that we’re worried about,” said one concerned resident. “It’s the 50% that are going to leave that we worry about.” Beyond questions, several of the people at the meeting said they still had lingering concerns about an inpatient treatment facility for men being in their neighborhood. Their main concerns were: ■■ That the property values of their homes will go down because of the facility’s presence. ■■ That safety will be an issue and that their homes will be at risk of being broken into by patients who choose to leave the program. ■■ That authorities and emergency services resources are far away in the case that the facility ever needed to call for help in an emergency. ■■ That the facility will greatly increase traffic in the area through people “coming and going.” ■■ That the facility is not the
right fit for their residential community. Following the meeting, Berry said his own concerns about the project had not been alleviated by the conversation. Area resident Libby Riddles said she sees a big difference between the property being used as a lodge for tourists and as a full time facility. “I think it’s great what you guys are doing; it just doesn’t fit into this neighborhood,” she said at the meeting. “It doesn’t add a single positive thing to this neighborhood. It makes the property values go down, the safety go down, the stress go up, people coming and going, light pollution.” Set Free Alaska is in an earnest money agreement with the owners of Timber Bay Bed and Breakfast, awaiting an appraisal, Licht said. “We have every intention of moving forward on this program,” he said. Should the facility come to fruition, Set Free Alaska would connect clients with outpatient services within the city of Homer. Licht said the organization has signed a lease for administrative and outpatient space in the city that will also be remodeled. Terry Jones spoke about Homer’s addiction issue as a 50-year resident of the area who is 32 years sober. “Everybody wants somebody to do something,” she said. “Just not in our neighborhood. That’s exactly what you’re hearing here. Don’t do it in our neighborhood because it might inconvenience us.” Jones said she, too, has her own concerns about the project. “I also know that if there’s any hope of saving one person — we just had a young man die of an overdose … less than a week ago,” she said. “If there’s hope of saving one through this facility … would you rather bury them or have them walk out of here well and whole?” Reach Megan Pacer at email@example.com.
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Macie Marie Aileen Schroeder-Dalebout September 9, 2002 - October 17, 2019 Lifelong Soldotna, Ms. Macie Marie Aileen Schroeder-Dalebout, 17, died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 in a car accident on the Sterling Hwy. A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3rd, 2019 at Soldotna High School. A celebration of her life will follow. Pastor Alan Humphries will be officiating. Macie was born Sept. 9, 2002 to Jessica (Schroeder) Escontrias and Leo Sanchez, Jr. in Soldotna, Alaska. She was in the 11th grade currently at Soldotna High School. Macie would spend the summers with her dad, stepmom and sisters in Anchorage. She worked at Maxim’s Hair Salon as well as The Acapulco’s in Kenai. Macie was a member of the Soldotna Church of God and was a Youth Excelling Spiritually in Ohio. She was also homecoming princess. She loved playing softball, was he manager of the High School wrestling and girls’ basketball team and sung in Choir. The family wrote, “Macie was a child of God. Her love for God was manifested not just in the powerful words and encouragement she spoke so often, but in her actions. She rushed into help in situations of need and crisis that other backed away from. Because of this she was known as “Mama Macie” by many of her friends and cousins. Macie radiated compassion and grace, changing the atmosphere of every room she entered. She was kindhearted, known for her genuine smile and big hugs. Macie was brave, outgoing, spontaneous, loud, and motivated. Macie had been planning to graduate high school early and was seeking opportunity for continuing education to train in order to help troubled and abused youth. Her relationship with Jesus gave her hope and faith enabling her to see the best in every situation. Her Grandpa Joe describes Macie as being an incredibly strong-willed individual who knew how to get what her heart desired. After much hymning and hawing, pleading and negotiations; Macie was typically the successor in these situations. Ranging from Grandpa dressing up in his nicest suit so Macie could dress up in her princess outfits, to gas money and hosting extremely large birthday parties. Macie and her Grandpa shared a bond like no other. I think of the statement that it’s not how many days in our life that matters as much as how much life is in our days. Some people live 100 years, and never walk with God a single day. Our Macie poured many lifetimes of God’s love into the days that she had. Macie always made everything an adventure you would never forget. She was full of life, Cousins. Her stepdad described her as protector, loving, bright, both book smart and street smart, very intrusive and could read people. God favor on Macie’s life poured into everyone she encountered through heart melting hugs, shared wisdom, and insight into life’s complications, lighthearted laughter that left us all wearing the smile she gave us. Macie loved you, not because of what you done or who you are, but because Macie lived for Jesus. – Terry Carter. She was preceded in death by her dad, Leopoldo Sanchez, Jr. and Aunt, Mary West. She is survived by her mom, Jessica (Ernesto IV) Escontrias of Soldotna; grandparents Joseph (Teresa) Dalebout of Soldotna; sisters, Chloe Johnson of Soldotna, Grace Escontrias of Soldotna, Maribel Sanchez of Anchorage, Shila Smith of Anchorage, Sophia Sanchez of Anchorage, and Eva Luna Sanchez of Anchorage; aunts and uncles, Sadie (Jimmy) Lansing of Sterling, Samantha Pyfer of Kenai and Johnathan Dalebout of Soldotna; step-mom, Sheena Sanchez of Anchorage; cousins, Taylor Rose, Claira, Cache, Kannon, Mazzy, Waylon, Matilda, Colter, Jakxton and Jayce; extended family, Julie and Fred West, Susan and Rollin Braden, Jeanne Manson and Michael West and many other family members who Macie loved dearly. Condolences/ donations may be made in memory of Macie C/O Jessica to 255 Marcus Ave – Soldotna, Alaska 99669. Arrangements made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel & Crematory. Please sign or visit her online guestbook at AlaskanFuneral.com.
Victims of domestic violence are encouraged to call the LeeShore Center’s 24-hour crisis hotline at 907-283-7257. Those experiencing domestic violence can also visit the Center at 325 South Spruce St. in Kenai, Alaska. The center accepts walk-ins Monday through Friday from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. and is staffed 24/7 in case of emergency.
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“It breaks my heart we don’t have any counselors in the elementary schools.” Brent Hibbert, Assembly member
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students more than were enrolled in 2013-2014. Students with intensive needs has also increased, O’Brien said. There were 203 students enrolled in intensive needs in 2018-2019, 57 more than in the 2013-2014 school year. O’Brien also emphasized his focus on positive school climate and culture. “As long as I am superintendent of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, I will be heavily focused on school safety, positive school culture and ensuring that when our students come to us with needs they are met with social and emotional learning,” O’Brien said. “It’s a very important issue to me.” Social and emotional earning helps students manage their emotions, helps them have empathy for others and teaches them skills to build positive relationships with their peers, teachers, family and to make responsible decisions, O’Brien said. He said that until the district addresses the underlying needs of students who
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have experienced trauma and focuses on a safety net for those students, that the district’s achievement scores won’t go any higher than they already are. Suicide Risk Assessments and Office of Children’s Service referrals have been steadily increasing over the last several years. “That is a trend we really need to tackle,” O’Brien said. In the 2018-2019 school year, the district had 204 Suicide Risk Assessments and 258 Office of Children’s Service referrals. In 2013-2014, there were only 47 suicide Risk Assessments and 153 Office of Children’s Service referrals. O’Brien said the district needs more social workers and counselors, especially at the elementary level. Today, there are no counselors in any of the district’s elementary schools, O’brien said. “It breaks my heart we don’t have any counselors in the elementary schools” Assembly member Brent Hibbert said after the presentation. The district recently applied for a $5 million grant that would disperse five to six counselors across the peninsula for five years, O’Brien said.
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told Boettger that the assembly would be reaching out to him to discuss this alternative. “It seems to me… that people might be a little burnt out on the idea of more fires,” Kasilof resident George Pierce said about the ordinance. “How about chipping it? You could buy a chipper, I’m sure, for a lot cheaper than it would cost to replace someone’s house. Starting a fire and letting it burn for a week
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Assistance Program, educational support groups and a 24-hour crisis intervention hotline. Smith said that in 2019, the LeeShore Center had housed 155 women and children in their emergency shelter and placed 33 women and children in transitional housing. The center also answered 1161 crisis calls through their 24-hour hotline and provided walk-in service for 283 individuals. Advocates at the LeeShore center assisted 91 individuals in receiving protection orders and responded to 23 sexual assaults this year as part of the peninsula’s Sexual Assault Response Team, Smith said. Statewide, some research indicates that the rate of domestic violence appears to be on the decline. The Alaska Victimization Survey, last conducted by the University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center in 2015, found that about 8% of women in Alaska had experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence or both at some point during the previous year. That number was 12% in the 2010 Survey. Over the course of a lifetime, 49% of female respondents in the 2015 survey reported experiencing intimate partner violence, sexual violence or both. On the Kenai Peninsula, the numbers tell a slightly different story. Kenai Police Chief David Ross told the Clarion that, through the month of September, his department had investigated 60 cases of domestic violence in 2019. Over that same period of time in 2018, the number of cases was 55, and in 2017 it was only 45. An analysis by the Clarion showed that, as of Oct. 26, around 15% (269 out of 1833) of the criminal charges filed at the Kenai Courthouse this year were related to
domestic violence. Ross said that, like Smith, he too has witnessed a recent cultural shift when it comes to discussing the issue of domestic violence, which may encourage survivors to come forward with more frequency. That being said, some survivors are still unwilling or afraid to come forward and report their abuse. “It’s hard to quantify something like that, but it is definitely a problem still,” Ross said of domestic violence that goes unreported. Even though more Americans are recognizing domestic violence as a serious national issue, discussing the subject remains controversial for many people. A survey conducted by the Allstate Foundation in 2018 found that, while 62% of respondents rank domestic violence as an “extremely serious” problem, 34% of respondents also believe domestic violence is a taboo subject. The percentage of people that consider the topic taboo actually increased by 10 points from the previous survey conducted in 2014. Smith said that awareness is only one piece of the puzzle. In order to deter potential abusers from committing acts of violence and encourage survivors to seek justice, Smith believes that law enforcement should hold those convicted of domestic violence more accountable for their crimes. Currently, Smith feels that the consequences for abusers are not strong enough to deter future behavior. In cases where someone enrolled in LeeShore’s Batterer’s Intervention Program stops participating, for example, Smith believes that the offenders should be remanded back to Wildwood for their noncompliance. “If we don’t send a strong message that domestic violence is a crime, and if there’s no accountability, the offenders reoffend,” Smith said.
— Anchorage police are investigating the death of a pedestrian who was struck by a pickup truck. The woman was declared dead at the scene of the collision Friday morning around Fourth Avenue between LaTouche Street and Ingra Street. Police say the driver of the pickup remained at the scene of the crash. Police say drivers should use alternate routes, with Fourth Avenue closed between LaTouche Street and Karluk Street. — Associated Press
or several days at a time isn’t the way to solve that issue. You’re just asking for more problems.” Assembly member Jesse Bjorkman expressed concern about a long term solution, saying that beetle-killed trees will continue to be a problem and people will continue clearing their properties in the interest of fire safety. Bjorkman added that it seemed to him that the numbers weren’t adding up when it came to cost. “I heard a figure of between 400 to 450 hours of equipment time estimated by the borough,” Bjorkman
said. “As I break that into 40-hour weeks that’s about 11 to 12 weeks worth of time… I’m not certain that (the cost) to burn this brush wouldn’t be more than $150,000. I’d like to see those figures and have some more answers going forward on how to deal with this woody material.” Dunne agreed, saying that the ordinance is a one-time solution and there needs to be a long-term plan at the borough level when it comes to dealing with organic waste. The ordinance passed by a vote of 8 to 1.
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on the proposed gold and copper mine. The new deadline reflects EPA’s 30-day request to review the draft statements and to consult with the corps as they develop final versions.
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Council votes against ‘Eaglexit’ plan ANCHORAGE — One of six community councils representing the Chugiak-Eagle River area wants to disassociate itself from a movement to detach the area from the Municipality of Anchorage, officials said. The Eklutna Valley Community Council voted 15-1 against continuing as a participant in the “Eaglexit” movement, The Chugiak-Eagle River Star reported Wednesday. Eaglexit evolved earlier this year as a proposal to explore the possibility of forming a new government for Assembly District 2 separate from Anchorage. Supporters argued they could create a more efficient form of local government that would be more responsive to local concerns.
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Later start times better for students, society
he evidence is clear: Starting schools, especially high and middle school, later in the morning is better for the education, health and safety of teenagers. Based on this evidence, California became the first state in the nation to mandate that public high schools begin no earlier than 8:30 a.m. Last week, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the new law, which gives schools until July 1, 2021, to adjust their start times. “This is huge,” Judith Owens, a neurology professor at Harvard Medical School, told NBC News about the California move. Owens was the lead author of a 2014 policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics that called for later school start times to improve academic performance, improve the physical and mental health of students and reduce car crashes. In 2017, Maine lawmakers considered a bill to require that high schools not start before 8:30 a.m. and that extracurricular activities ended by 7:30 p.m. The bill was rejected by lawmakers. We understand the concerns, expressed by the state’s associations of superintendents and principals, that school start times and extracurricular activities are best set at the local level. We also appreciate that starting school later could require changes in bus and extracurricular activities schedules, and that this could lead to additional costs. However, given the science behind the benefits of later school start times, a slow, district-by-district approach is not in the best interests of Maine’s teenagers. Starting school at 8:30 or later would ultimately save $9 billion a year, a recent study by the Rand Corp. found. The savings would come from improved student academic achievement (which lead to higher lifetime earnings) and a reduction in car crashes. These savings would far outweigh the costs of adjusting bus schedules and changes to infrastructure, such as adding lights to sports venues, the report found. Fewer than 11 percent of public high schools in the U.S. start at 8:30 or later. Several Maine school districts, including Portland and South Portland, have adopted later school start times. Nearly three-quarters of high school students in the U.S. do not get enough sleep, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has concluded, based on a 2015 survey of student behaviors. Teens between the ages of 13 and 18 should sleep for 8 to 10 hours per night, the CDC recommends. “Insufficient sleep among children and adolescents is associated with an increased risk for obesity, diabetes, injuries, poor mental health, attention and behavior problems, and poor academic performance,” the CDC said in 2018. A study of first-year students at the U.S. Air Force Academy found that students performed better in all their classes, throughout the day, if their school day started later. “With schools aiming to improve student achievement while simultaneously facing large budget cuts, determining the impact of school start time has important implications for education policy,” the researchers, from the University of California at Davis and the Air Force Academy, wrote. “Our findings suggest that pushing back the time at which the school day starts would likely result in significant achievement gains for adolescents.” Outside of school, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among teenagers. More than a quarter of car crashes attributed to sleepy drivers involve teens, even though they represent less than 7 percent of the U.S. population. Starting school later can help in this regard, too. For example, when one Wyoming high school moved its start time from 7:35 to 8:55 a.m., crashes involving teen drivers dropped by 70 percent. Certainly, other factors beyond the length of the school day affect how much sleep students get at night. Homework, a job, hanging out with friends, video games, social media and other activities can cause students to stay up late. These can all impact school performance and other aspects of their lives. But, with clear evidence that starting school later than 8:30 can improve student’s learning, their health and their safety, later school start times are worth a close examination in Maine. — Bangor Daily News, Oct. 22
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Keep close track of your dogs This Wednesday we woke up to a very sad sight. Dogs had killed our pure bred suffolt ewe lamb. We bought her at the fair in Ninilchik and had just bred her to our ram, hoping for little ones soon. We are certain it was it was dog because of the tracks. Dogs kill for fun and wild animals like wolves, foxes bears kill for food and to feed their young. The lamb woul dhave been torn apart or draffed off. We butchered her and will eat her but $1,726.50 is a very expensive lamb chop! Please people, keep your dogs at home! JoAnne Martin When reading the article in the October 15 paper, I had to chuckle about school lunches and pig feed. In the 80s when our two boys were in 3rd and 4th grade, they gave up their noon recess to stand at the tray return table and sort out good pig food. The custodian put the pig food in the front corner of the outside dumpster and after work, picked up the bag. Just imagine a middle aged woman in a dumpster. We still save all our food waste and still have pigs. We also have and butcher beef, lamb, llama (tastes like lamb, which I like with mint jelly), turkeys, chickens. JoAnne Martin Diamond M Ranch and Diamond M Ranch Resort. Come by for a Saturday Pot Luck or a farm tour.
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The closet Republicans in Congress
ush Limbaugh once defined two kinds of Republicans in Congress: true conservatives and “RINO Republicans, these Republicans in name only” who sought “to gut the conservative agenda.” He identified a third breed after the 2018 midterm elections: “Anti-Trump RINOs” who cost the GOP its majority in the House. Now, there’s a fourth that’s been described by former Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake and Michigan Rep. Justin Amash. It’s honest conservatives who secretly wish that the presidency of Donald Trump would come to an end. Among them, I believe, is U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska. Soon after the Ukrainian scandal erupted a month ago, an unnamed Republican senator reportedly claimed that 30 of his Republican colleagues would support removing Trump from office if their votes weren’t made public. Flake quickly corrected that figure. “There would be at least 35,” he said. On Monday, Amash described a similar atmosphere in the House. Limbaugh put Flake in the AntiTrump RINO league. The anti-Trump part fits. But he’s not even close to meeting Limbaugh’s definition of a basic RINO. In 2018 the American Conservative Union ranked him the 34th most conservative member of Congress. Amash, the first Republican in the House to call for impeaching Trump, was 69th. Sullivan trailed both in 88th place. Let’s be clear, Sullivan has never been an admirer of Trump’s character and qualifications. The Access Hollywood video that was leaked three years ago gave him an opportunity make a public statement to that effect. But since then, like the rest of his tight-lipped colleagues, he’s been careful not to publicly criticize
It’s time for Republicans in Congress who have turned a blind eye to Trump’s selfserving, erratic and disgraceful behavior to come out of the closet and acknowledge he’s unfit for the office he holds. the president. So, it wasn’t surprising when Sullivan argued the Ukrainian scandal doesn’t justify impeaching Trump. “I’ve read all of this, including the transcript,” he told an American Legion audience in Haines earlier this month. “It certainly does not rise to the level of impeachment.” According to the news reporter who covered the event, Sullivan said there’s no evidence of quid pro quo in the transcript. He urged Alaskans to read it and decide for themselves. The transcript he’s referring to is the declassified memorandum of the telephone call between Trump and President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine. As footnoted, it’s “not a verbatim transcript” of the conversation they had, which is part of the reason why Sullivan was wrong to draw conclusions so quickly. More significantly, as someone who’s been a leader in combating domestic violence since he was Alaska’s Attorney General, Sullivan knows full well that a carefully stated message delivered over the phone is not necessarily indicative of the behavior leading up to and following the call itself. And that’s exactly what he ought to be gleaning from the ongoing congressional inquiry. On Tuesday, William B. Taylor Jr. submitted a 15-page statement to Congress. It lays out a chronology of communications that explains why, on a call he knew was being monitored, Trump wouldn’t have to explicitly state that the military
aid approved by Congress was contingent upon the Ukrainian government publicly announcing two investigations that would improve his re-election prospects. He knew Rudy Giuliani, his personal attorney, had been directing an advance effort to ensure Zelenskyy understood exactly that. I’m not suggesting that Taylor’s testimony ought to be the final word. But he’s a very credible witness. He had 50 years of dedicated service to the country, including six in the military, before taking the helm of the U.S. embassy mission in Ukraine in June. He was appointed Ambassador to Ukraine by President George W. Bush in 2006 and recruited for his current position by Mike Pompeo, Trump’s Secretary of State. If Trump has a real defense to the accusations, it should be somewhere among the subpoenaed documents he’s refusing to submit to Congress. Instead, his primary rebuttal was to call Taylor a “Never Trumper” not long after he tweeted “Never Trumper Republicans … are human scum.” It’s time for Republicans in Congress who have turned a blind eye to Trump’s self-serving, erratic and disgraceful behavior to come out of the closet and acknowledge he’s unfit for the office he holds. Otherwise, they’ll secure their place in history a rung below RINOs as Republicans who lacked the courage and conscience to stand up for their conservative ideals, and the Constitution they swore to defend.
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Overtourism in Juneau
n 2014 Juneau received 953,091 cruise ship visitors. This year the number is 1,283,853. That is a 35% increase in five years. If that trend continues, then in 2024 the number will be 1,733,202. That is an average of 11,182 passengers per day, using 155 for the number of cruise ship days (May through September plus two). Isn’t that special? In my view, the worst effects of tourism on Juneau are intangible. Because of tourism (really the cruise ships), people who live in the valley avoid downtown at all costs during the season. Then, as soon as the last ship leaves, downtown becomes a ghost town. Yet that’s fine with the retailers who cater to tourists because most of them don’t live here anyway. Forget the congestion. I think that our biggest loss from tourism has been the loss of a sense of community. I also believe that the only way to lessen the impact of tourism on Juneau is to have less of it. So, given that Juneau might have a problem with tourism (these days the term is “overtourism”), what is the City and Borough’s response? Appoint a task force of course! Mayor
One of the issues on the table is whether the City and Borough could legally cap the number of cruise ships coming to Juneau. As a retired attorney I can tell you the short answer is “No.” The Commerce Clause won’t permit it. Beth Weldon appointed a task force on Oct. 14. But three of the eight community members derive their livelihood directly from tourism, and another member is the executive director of the Juneau Chamber of Commerce. (Their motto: “More is better. Always.”). So what are the chances that anything good will come out of this group? One of the issues on the table is whether the City and Borough could legally cap the number of cruise ships coming to Juneau. As a retired attorney I can tell you the short answer is “No.” The Commerce Clause won’t permit it. But we are not helpless. We can at least have a policy of discouraging
any more cruise ships. And we can do that by simply asking the voters. I mean directly. Forget their surveys. They are always too squishy and molded to achieve a desired outcome. I say have an actual vote. A special election with only one question on the ballot: “Do you want more tourism in Juneau or less?” More specifically, “Do you want more cruise ships in Juneau or fewer?” Or: “Do you wish it to be the policy of the City and Borough of Juneau to discourage any more ships than we had in 2019?” Make it a stark choice. An actual vote of the people is the only way such a policy can be established. Wittingly or unwittingly, the Assembly is a pawn of the cruise lines.
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Public Safety A6 Information for this report was taken from publicly available law enforcement records and includes arrest and citation information. Anyone listed in this report is presumed innocent. ■■ On Oct. 6 at 1:17 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received a call from a male who reported he had been assaulted by one of his employees in the area of Ninilchik. Troopers responded and contacted all parties involved. Investigation resulted in the arrest of Michael Kiely, 38, of Chicago, Illinois, for one count each of second-degree, thirddegree, and fourth-degree assault. Kiely was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility. ■■ On Oct. 5 at 1:17 a.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a white 1997 Honda Civic for equipment violations. Investigation revealed that Shannon Lee Gries, 42 of Sterling, distributed and possessed controlled substances and that her vehicle had a fictitious registration. Gries was arrested for second-degree and fourthdegree misconduct involving controlled substances and improper use of evidence of registration. Gries was taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail. ■■ On Oct. 2 at 9:58 a.m., Alaska State Troopers stopped a Chevy pickup for speeding near Mile 140 of the Sterling Highway in Ninilchik. Investigation revealed that Christopher Bogart, 43, of Kenai, was driving with a suspended license. Bogart was issued a misdemeanor citation, and his vehicle was released to a licensed driver. ■■ On Oct. 2 at 1:49 p.m., Alaska State Troopers stopped a Chrysler minivan for an equipment violation near Mile 138 of the Sterling Highway. Investigation revealed that Timothy Taylor, 32, of Ninilchik, was driving with a revoked license. Taylor was issued a misdemeanor citation on scene, and his vehicle was released to a licensed driver. ■■ On Sept. 29, John Walsh, 35, of Anchorage, was cited by Seward Alaska Wildlife Troopers for not having a fishing license in possession when contacted fishing in Quartz Creek. Bail was set at $220 in Seward Court. ■■ On Sept. 28, Emily Freitas, 34, of Anchorage, was cited by Seward Wildlife Troopers for not having a hunting license in possession when contacted hunting in Resurrection Pass. Bail was set at $220 in Seward Court. ■■ On Oct. 6 at 8:57 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a single-vehicle crash with a moose near Mile 120 of the Sterling Highway. Investigation revealed that Ernest Trinidad Childers, 18, of Soldotna, had been driving southbound in a gray 2006 Dodge Durango, when a moose ran in front of the vehicle. He was unable to avoid it and collided with it. A passenger had non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to Central Peninsula Hospital for treatment. All reported wearing seat belts. Alcohol was not a factor. The vehicle had substantial damage and was towed. A charity recovered the moose. ■■ On Oct. 6 at about 10:50 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a disturbance at a residence off Kalifornsky Beach Road in Kenai. Investigation revealed that Justin John Henry Herrmann, 28, of Kenai, had assaulted a family member. He was arrested for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail, pending arraignment. ■■ On Oct. 6 at 11:21 p.m., Kenai police made contact with a wanted person behind a local business near Mile 11 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Teana M. Lewis, 24, of Soldotna, was arrested on an Alaska State Troopers felony warrant for failure to appear for arraignment on original charges of concealment of merchandise and seconddegree criminal trespass. Lewis was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility. ■■ On Oct. 5 at about 1:20 a.m., Kenai police conducted a routine traffic stop on a vehicle near the
Warren Ames Bridge on Bridge Access Road. Mikel J. Hathaway, 23, of Kasilof, was arrested for driving while license suspended and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial. ■■ On Oct. 4 at 3:43 a.m., Kenai police contacted a stolen vehicle near Bidarka Street in Kenai that was occupied by three individuals. After investigation of all occupants, Robert J. Ramus, 33, of Kenai, Anthony R. Fabiano, 35, of Kenai, and Brandi P. Fabiano, 43, of Kenai, were all arrested for first-degree vehicle theft and taken to Wildwood Pretrial. ■■ On Oct. 4 at 10:58 p.m., Duane S. Jennings, 56, of Anchorage, was contacted near Kenai Walmart Super Center and arrested for disorderly conduct after causing a disturbance in the parking lot. Jennings was taken to Wildwood Pretrial without incident. ■■ On Oct. 7, Scott Oldenburg, 54, of Kasilof, and James Janson, 59, of Sauk Rapids, Minnesota, were issued citations for failing to seal their moose antlers within 10 days, with a mandatory court appearance set for Oct. 22. ■■ On Oct. 7 at 8:21 a.m., Alaska State Troopers stopped a vehicle near Mile 120 of the Sterling Highway for speeding. The driver was identified as Nicholas Guarnere, 37, of Ninilchik. A records check showed Guarnere’s license was in revoked status. Further investigation showed that the Kenai Police Department had outstanding charges for violating a domestic violence protective order, and they requested that troopers arrest Guarnere on those charges. Guarnere was arrested on charges of driving while license revoked and violating a domestic violence protective order and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility, pending arraignment. ■■ On Oct. 6 at 8:27 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a single-vehicle crash near Mile 155.5 of the Sterling Highway. Investigation showed that John Newton, 49, of Homer, had been driving a vehicle northbound when he struck a guardrail. Newton received non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to the Homer Hospital for treatment. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in this crash, and the investigation is ongoing. ■■ On Oct. 8 at 7:22 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a domestic disturbance at a residence off Halbouty Road in Nikiski. Investigation revealed that Michael Jay Darwin, 34, of Nikiski, had assaulted a family member. He was arrested for third-degree and fourth-degree assault, both domestic violence, and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail, pending arraignment. ■■ On Oct. 9 at 10:57 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a 2013 red Toyota RAV4 for a traffic violation. Investigation revealed that the driver, Tonja Mahoney, 49, of Soldotna, was under the influence of alcohol and was on conditions of release for three separate pending cases. She was arrested for driving under the influence and violating conditions of release. ■■ On Oct. 8 at 12:14 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to an assault and vehicle theft in Kasilof. Investigation revealed that a vehicle had pulled up to a residence and dropped off two males, who were later identified as Jeremiah Lefao, 21, of Soldotna, and Tyler Sargent, 20, of Kenai. Lefao and Sargent stole a truck with an ATV in the back of the truck. In the process of stealing the truck, the owner came out and confronted the two. The owner was assaulted and almost run over by the truck. Two 17-year-old females were also involved. All parties were arrested. ■■ On Oct. 5 at 5:07 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to an address on Glenel Avenue in Sterling to arrest two subjects with outstanding warrants. Sofia Costales, 35, had three warrants for various theft charges. Andrew Oldenburg, 48, had one warrant for violating conditions of release. During the arrest, Costales
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police reports forcefully resisted and assaulted two troopers. Oldenburg was arrested without incident, but he was later found to have violated his conditions by consuming alcohol. Costales was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on her warrants and additional charges of fourth-degree assault on a peace officer, violating conditions of release, and resisting arrest. Oldenburg was also taken to Wildwood on his warrant and an additional charge of violating conditions of release. ■■ On Oct. 9 at 12:37 a.m., Soldotna police responded to the Sterling Highway Tesoro 2 Go for a disturbance. Gael Moto, 68, of Ninilchik, had stopped at the station and demanded mechanical assistance, due to a flat tire. Investigation led to Moto being arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility. ■■ On Oct. 8 at 1:35 p.m., Soldotna police responded to the Fred Meyer store for a shoplifter. Derae Sanchez-Ramos, 32, of Soldotna, was arrested for third-degree theft and for two outstanding arrest warrants, then taken to Wildwood Pretrial. ■■ On Oct. 7 at 7:46 p.m., Soldotna police observed a 2017 Ford Explorer being driven erratically in the area of Kobuk Street and Knight Drive. An officer attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver failed to stop and continued northbound on Kobuk Street, failing to stop at a stop sign and also driving into the ditch, damaging the vehicle. The vehicle continued onto Big Eddy Road and then southbound on the Kenai Spur Highway, until it drove across the lawn at a business near the Marydale Avenue intersection. The vehicle continued at a slow rate of speed down several other streets until it drove into the Soldotna Senior Center parking lot and through a chain link fence onto Henrich Circle. Several Alaska State Troopers were in the area and continued to pursue the vehicle down several streets, with tire deflation devices being used multiple times to try to disable the vehicle. The vehicle continued driving slowly and drove across several lawns, causing damage. This continued to the end of Daisy Drive, until the vehicle drove into the trees at the end of the street and stopped. The driver, a 16-year-old male from Kenai, was taken into custody. The involved vehicle had earlier been reported as stolen in Kenai and was heavily damaged during this incident. The male was taken to the Kenai Peninsula Youth Facility and charged with first-degree vehicle theft and first-degree failure to stop at the direction of a peace officer. The case is still under investigation, and further charges are possible. ■■ On Oct. 5 at 8:05 p.m., Soldotna police attempted to stop a motorcycle on Funny River Road. The driver failed to stop for the officer, ran the traffic signal at the Sterling Highway and continued westbound on Kalifornsky Beach Road. Alaska State Troopers located the motorcycle on Community College Drive and pursued the rider onto a dirt trail. The driver ditched the motorcycle and fled on foot, where he was apprehended after a brief foot pursuit along Slikok Creek. Dalton McWhorter, 20, of Soldotna, was also found to be in possession of methamphetamine. McWhorter was arrested for fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, driving while license suspended, and violating his court-ordered conditions of release and taken to Wildwood Pretrial. ■■ On Oct. 5 at 11:52 p.m., Soldotna police stopped a vehicle near Mile 21 Kalifornsky Beach Road. Frederick Vasilie, 33, of Soldotna, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and fourth-degree misconduct involving weapons and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial. ■■ On Oct. 4 at 8:52 p.m., Soldotna police stopped a motorhome near Mile 91.5 of the Sterling Highway after a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report was received. Kemmen Atwood, 71, of Anchorage, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and taken to Wildwood Pretrial. ■■ On Oct. 4 at 11:06 p.m., Soldotna police received a report that a 2011 Lincoln MKS with an emotional support dog inside had just been stolen from the Sterling Highway Tesoro 2 Go. At about 11:11 pm, the stolen Lincoln was reported as a REDDI vehicle, headed northbound on the Sterling Highway near Robinson Loop. Soldotna police located the vehicle and attempted to stop it near Mile 68 of the Sterling Highway. The vehicle initially failed to stop, and police pursued the vehicle to about Mile 67, where an Alaska State Trooper was staged on the side of the road. The vehicle then stopped. The driver, Matthew W. Phillips, 28, of Soldotna, was arrested for first-degree vehicle theft, felony driving under the influence of alcohol, first-degree failure to stop at the direction
of a peace officer, driving while license revoked, and thirddegree theft. Phillips was taken to Wildwood Pretrial and held without bail. The vehicle and dog were returned to the owner unharmed. ■■ On Oct. 10 at 12:44 p.m., a Kenai police officer contacted a wanted subject near Birch Street and Fourth Avenue. Daniel R. Sipary, 36, of Anchorage, was arrested on a Soldotna Alaska State Troopers warrant for failure to call Wildwood Pretrial Facility by Sept. 9 to schedule remand, no bail, three days to serve. Sipary was taken to Wildwood. ■■ On Oct. 10 at 9:15 p.m., Kenai police responded to a local grocery store near Mile 10 of the Kenai Spur Highway regarding a report about a male who was acting strange and making customers uncomfortable. Officers contacted the male off the premises with two other individuals. After interviewing and investigation, Jared J. Herrmann, 23, of Kenai, was arrested for two counts of fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial. ■■ On Oct. 11 at 6:32 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a disturbance on Merganser Avenue in Soldotna. Investigation revealed that Josie Keen, 35, of Soldotna, had place a family member in fear of imminent danger and had previously assaulted that family member, causing injury. Keen was arrested on two counts of fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail. ■■ On Oct. 11 at 1:52 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a routine traffic stop on vehicle near the Sterling Highway and Reflection Lake intersection for having no visible license plates displayed. Investigation revealed that David Jackinsky, 36, of Soldotna, was driving with a suspended license and without insurance. Further investigation revealed that Jackinsky had 10 prior convictions for driving while license suspended since 2012. Jackinsky was arrested and was later found to be in possession of a controlled substance. He was taken to Wildwood Pretrial and on charges of driving while license suspended, no liability insurance, and fifthdegree misconduct involving controlled substances. He was later released on his own recognizance. The vehicle was towed from the scene. ■■ On Oct. 12 at 10:52 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to an address on Chickadee Drive in Nikiski to attempt to contact Josh Kushner, 39, of Nikiski, who was wanted for two outstanding warrants. Investigation revealed that Kushner was at the residence, and he was arrested for his warrants. The first warrant was for failure to appear for arraignment on the original charges of second-degree burglary, seconddegree theft, and fourth-degree criminal mischief. The second warrant was for second-degree theft, fourth-degree criminal mischief, and first-degree criminal trespass. Also at the address were Katheryn Heazlett, 29, of Nikiski, and Jessica Phillips, 35, of Nikiski, who hindered Kushner’s apprehension. Phillips created a hazardous condition and resisted her arrest by force. Phillips was also found to be on conditions of release and in violation of them by not obeying state law. Heazlett was arrested for first-degree hindering prosecution. Phillips was arrested for first-degree hindering prosecution, violating conditions of release, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct. All three were taken to the Wildwood Pretrial Facility. Kushner was held on $12,000 bail. Phillips and Heazlett were held without bail. ■■ On Oct. 12 at 1:17 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to Birch Haven Drive in Anchor Point for a report of a disturbance. Investigation resulted in the arrest of Staci Joseph, 27, of Anchor Point, for one arrest warrant for a failure to appear. She was taken to the Homer Jail. ■■ On Oct. 12 at 8:05 a.m., Alaska State Troopers from Seward and Alaska Wildlife Troopers from Soldotna responded to a two-vehicle head-on collision at Mile 66 of the Seward Highway. Road conditions were icy and slick. Investigation revealed that Wendy Cox, 39, of Oregon, was driving a 2004 Honda Pilot northbound when a southbound green Toyota Camry failed to negotiate a curve, crossed the centerline, and stuck the Honda Pilot head-on. Cox was declared deceased at the scene. The driver of the Camry, Molly Burgstahler, 26, was medevac’d to an Anchorage hospital. Two passengers in the Camry were also taken to Anchorage by ground ambulance. All were wearing seat belts, and airbags deployed on both vehicles. Next of kin was notified for Wendy Cox. ■■ On Oct. 12 at 3:09 p.m., Alaska State Troopers (AST) received a 911 call from a male who stated he had been assaulted by another male with a 2x4. AST responded to the area of Nikolaevsk and
was able to locate the parties involved. Investigation resulted in the arrest of Brian Donham, 36, of Anchor Point, who was taken to the Homer Jail for one count of third-degree assault (domestic violence). ■■ On Oct. 12 at about 9:00 a.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a pickup for a couple of violations near Mile 84 of the Sterling Highway in Sterling. Investigation revealed that driver, Derek Ray Newton, 40 of Sterling, had a suspended license and no insurance. Newton was issued misdemeanor court citations for driving with a suspended license (with prior convictions) and no insurance. Newton was released to a licensed driver. ■■ On Oct. 13 at about 11:30 p.m., Alaska State Troopers contacted Dawnielle Seierup, 28, of Kenai, on a traffic stop on Treasure Chest Avenue in Kenai for a moving violation. Investigation found Seierup to be violating her conditions of release. Seierup was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail. ■■ On Oct. 13 at 2:06 p.m., Kenai police responded with the Alaska State Troopers for a report of a stolen vehicle that was parked at a residence in Inlet Woods Subdivision. After contacting individuals on scene and after investigation, Robert J. Ramus, 33, of Anchorage, was arrested and charged by Kenai police for violating conditions of release and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility. ■■ On Oct. 12 at 1:58 a.m., Kenai police conducted a routine traffic stop near Mile 16 of the Kenai Spur Highway. After investigation and tests, Kirrra M. Kviteng, 58, of Port Alsworth, was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial. ■■ On Oct. 12 at 5:38 p.m., Kenai police conducted a traffic stop and made contact with Richard A. Mattox, 59, of Kenai, who was arrested for driving while license revoked and taken to Wildwood Pretrial. ■■ On Oct. 11 at 1:25 a.m., Kenai police responded to a domestic disturbance report for an intoxicated male who was punching walls and screaming near a residence close to North Forest Drive in Kenai. An officer contacted a vehicle near the area, and the suspect male fled the vehicle. Officers found and restrained the suspect male. Mark A. Smith, 24, of Kenai, was arrested for disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) , and fifth-degree criminal mischief and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial. ■■ On Oct. 11, Kenai police made contact with a male and confirmed a violation of a sex offender registration requirements. Cody W. Spradley, 34, of Kenai, was arrested for firstdegree failure to register as a sex offender and taken to Wildwood Pretrial. ■■ On Oct. 13 at about 9:40 p.m., the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team responded to a single-vehicle collision with reported injuries. Investigation revealed that Michael E. Curtis, 35, of Nikiski, who reported that he took evasive action to avoid a vehicle that drifted into his lane, lost control of his 2001 Gold Chevrolet truck that was towing a black 2013 Homemade Trailer, carrying a black 1970 Jeep. All three vehicles were totaled after his vehicle went into a culvert and struck several trees, causing the vehicle to turn over on its side. Curtis had his two juvenile children with him. One of the children was taken to Central Peninsula Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Everyone in the vehicle reported to be wearing seat belts, and airbags were deployed. ■■ On Oct. 14 at 11:46 a.m., Kenai police responded to a local business on the Kenai Spur Highway for a report of a suspicious vehicle. Jason R. McKenna, 28, of Sterling, was arrested for fifthdegree misconduct involving a controlled substance and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility. ■■ On Oct. 14 at 6:53 p.m., Kenai police responded to a business on Willow Street for a report of a possible drunk driver. Phillip Henry, Jr., 41, of Soldotna, was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial. ■■ On Oct. 14 at 11:44 p.m., Kenai police conducted a traffic stop near Beaver Creek Park. Cristino G. Campos, 47, of Kenai, was arrested for driving while license suspended, petition to revoke probation, and fifthdegree misconduct involving a controlled substance and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial. ■■ On Oct. 15 at 8:34 p.m., Alaska State Troopers stopped a red 1992 Chevrolet Cavalier on Cabin Lake Road for a traffic violation. Investigation revealed that Juett Lynwood Cook, 25, of Nikiski, was driving his vehicle without the required liability insurance and was in violation of his conditions of release from a pending domestic violence assault case. He was arrested for operating a vehicle without insurance and violating conditions of release. In the process, he resisted arrest and was additionally charged with resisting arrest. He was taken to Wildwood Pretrial
Facility and held without bail, pending arraignment. ■■ On Oct. 14 at 7:51 p.m., AST contacted Christine Walters, 51, of Soldotna, at her residence in Soldotna. She was arrested on a warrant and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial on $250 bail. ■■ On Oct. 15 at about 8:00 p.m., Kenai police came into contact with a wanted person at a business near Mile 11 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Kenneth P. Oder, 50, of Soldotna, was arrested on a Soldotna Alaska State Troopers warrant on the original charge of violating conditions of release, no bail, and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility. ■■ On Oct. 12 at 5:14 p.m., Alaska State Troopers contacted a vehicle at the intersection of Holt Lamplight Road and Romanov Drive in Nikiski. Investigation revealed that Chad Shields, 46, of Nikiski, had been driving the vehicle with a suspended license and, upon seeing the troopers, stopped the vehicle and switched seats with the passenger, who had a valid license, in order to avoid a citation. Further investigation revealed that Shields had two prior convictions of driving while license suspended. Shields was issued a misdemeanor citation for driving while license suspended, and the vehicle was released to the licensed driver on scene. ■■ On Oct. 9, Alaska Wildlife Troopers responded to an assault in progress in Nikiski. Troopers accosted and charged Francis Moesh, 28, of Nikiski, with three counts of fourth-degree assault and one count of fifth-degree criminal mischief. ■■ On Oct. 10 at about 5:00 p.m., Alaska State Troopers attempted to contact a pedestrian walking down Debbie Avenue in Soldotna, carrying a hammer and two swords. The male fled on foot through the woods. Troopers later contacted Joseph Marotta, 19, of Soldotna, who admitted to being the one who had run away. No crime was detected during this interaction, but Marotta was observed in possession of two swords and a laptop computer. On Oct. 16, troopers received a call regarding a possible burglary on Debbie Avenue. Investigation revealed that the suspect had entered a residence and a shed by force and had stolen multiple items, including two swords and a laptop computer. Troopers contacted and arrested Joseph Marotta and recovered one of the stolen swords. Marotta was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on charges of first-degree and second-degree burglary, second-degree theft, possession of burglary tools, and fourthdegree criminal mischief and was held without bail, pending arraignment. ■■ On Oct. 16 at 11:31 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a Soldotna residence on a complaint of someone knocking on the complainant’s window. Coy Kirby, 31, of Soldotna, was contacted nearby and determined to have violated a long-term domestic violence protective order. Kirby was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on the charge of violating a domestic violence protective order. ■■ On Oct 15 at about 1:40 a.m., Soldotna police contacted the occupants of a vehicle at the Marydale Avenue Tesoro 2 Go after a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report was received. The driver, Brenda Howell, 45, of Soldotna, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility. A passenger, John Lansing, 42, of Soldotna, was arrested for consuming alcohol in violation of his conditions of probation and taken to Wildwood Pretrial. ■■ On Oct. 14 at about 3:30 p.m., Soldotna police contacted Brad Street, 28, of Kasilof, and arrested him on two outstanding arrest warrants. Street was taken to Wildwood Pretrial on $750 bail. ■■ On Oct. 13 at about 3:30 p.m., Soldotna police responded to a residence on Corral Avenue for a disturbance. Jacob Brown, 37, of Soldotna, was arrested for fourthdegree assault and taken to Wildwood Pretrial. ■■ On Oct. 12 at 12:08 a.m., Soldotna police stopped a vehicle on the Sterling Highway near Kalifornsky Beach Road. Maura Schumacher, 29, of Soldotna was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and taken to Wildwood Pretrial. ■■ On Oct. 11 at 11:58 p.m., Soldotna police contacted Fred Baker, 57, of Soldotna, and arrested him on an outstanding warrant. Baker was taken to Wildwood Pretrial on $1,000 bail. ■■ On Oct. 10 at 3:18 a.m., Soldotna police stopped a vehicle near Mile 93 of the Sterling Highway. Autumn Card, 58, of Soldotna, was arrested for driving under the influence and refusal to submit to a chemical test and taken to Wildwood Pretrial. ■■ On Oct. 10 at 4:29 p.m., Soldotna police responded to the Peninsula Center Mall for a report of a vehicle that had been vandalized in the parking lot. Investigation led to Tristen D. Eastham, 24, of Soldotna, being issued a criminal citation for
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Peninsula Clarion The following judgments were recently handed down in Kenai District Court: ■■ Joshua David Alexander, 33, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed Aug. 13. He was fined $1,000 with $750 suspended, a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete a substance/alcohol abuse assessment and follow all recommendations, forfeited all items seized, and was placed on probation for 12 months. ■■ Rheanna Ruth Tussey, 26, of Homer, pleaded guilty to one count of an amended charge of third-degree theft, one count of an amended charge of violating condition of release, and one count of second-degree criminal trespass (upon premises), committed Nov. 1, 2018. On count one, she was sentenced to 10 days in jail, fined a $50 court surcharge, forfeited all items seized, and ordered to have no contact with Save-U-More store. On count two, she was sentenced to five days in jail. On count three, she was sentenced to five days in jail. ■■ Rheanna Tussey, 26, of Homer, pleaded guilty to violating condition of release, committed June 3. She was sentenced to five days in jail and fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge. ■■ Rheanna Ruth Tussey, 26, of Homer, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree criminal trespass (upon premises) and one count of violating condition of release, committed June 5. On count one, she was sentenced to five days in jail, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge, forfeited items seized, and ordered to have no contact with Save-U-More store. On count two, she was sentenced to five days in jail. ■■ Bradley Martin Luke, 25, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to one count of violating condition of release and one count of third-degree theft, committed Jan. 8. On the count of violating condition of release, he was sentenced to five days in jail. On the count of third-degree theft, he was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay restitution, forfeited all item seized (tires, pry bar, etc.), ordered to have no contact with Alyeska Tire, and was placed on probation for one year. All other charges in this case were dismissed. ■■ Bradley Luke, 25, of Kenai,
pleaded guilty to one count of false information or report and one count of violating condition of release for a felony, committed Aug. 1. On count one, he was sentenced to 30 days in jail with all but time served suspended and placed on probation for one year. On count two, he was sentenced to 15 days in jail with all but time served suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, and placed on probation for one year. ■■ Bradly Martin Luke, 25, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to violating condition of release, committed July 13, 2018. He was sentenced to five days in jail and fined a $50 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge. ■■ Bradly Martin Luke, 25, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to violating condition of release, committed July 17, 2018. He was sentenced to five days in jail and fined a $50 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge. ■■ Bradly M. Luke, 25, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to violating condition of release, committed Apr. 25. He was sentenced to five days in jail and fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge. ■■ Autumn R. Card, 58, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Oct. 10. She was sentenced to 150 days in jail with 130 days suspended, fined $4,000 with $1,000 suspended, a $150 court surcharge, a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and $1,467 cost of imprisonment, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, had her license revoked for one year, ordered ignition interlock for 12 months, ordered not to possess, consume or buy alcohol for two years, and placed on probation for two years. All other charges in this case were dismissed. ■■ Aaron Wilbur Dexheimer, 30, of San Diego, California, pleaded guilty to not being present at the set net site when commercial fishing, committed July 25. He was fined $3,000 with $1,500 suspended and a $100 court surcharge, forfeited all fish taken, and placed on probation for 12 months. ■■ James Fidler, 27, of Nikiski, pleaded guilty to one count of violating a domestic violence protective order and one count of violating condition of release, committed June 16. On count one, he was fined a $100 court surcharge, ordered to pay restitution, forfeited all items seized, and placed on probation for 12 months. On count two, he was
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contacted Dakota Bennett, 25, of Seward. Bennett had been previously reported to have taken a relative’s vehicle without permission and had abandoned it in the area. Investigation resulted in Bennett’s arrest for fourthdegree theft, driving while license revoked, and violating conditions of probation. ■■ On Oct. 18 at 9:26 a.m., Seward Alaska State Troopers responded to a crash at Mile 63.5 of the Seward Highway. Brad Cason, 66, of Kenai, lost control of his 2006 Nissan Titan, which left the roadway and overturned. Road conditions were icy. Cason, and a passenger, Christopher Faucheux, 61, of Kenai were taken by Girdwood Fire Emergency Medical Services to Providence Hospital in Anchorage. ■■ On Oct. 18 at 11:26 a.m., Kyle Hubbard, 18, of Seward lost control of his 2006 Volvo at Mile 12 of the Seward Highway and struck the guardrail. Hubbard was taken to Providence-Seward by private vehicle. ■■ On Oct. 19 at about 7:20 p.m., a concerned citizen called 911 to report a dangerous driver. The caller reported that the vehicle in question had driven into oncoming traffic, almost hitting another vehicle head-on after it drove off road into a ditch. The caller reported that this had occurred near Mile 17 of Kalifornsky Beach Road and that the vehicle had stopped on the side of the road. Alaska State Troopers arrived and contacted the operator of the vehicle. Investigation revealed that Angela Lumetta, 28, of Sterling, was impaired by alcoholic beverages. Lumetta was arrested for driving under the influence. When requested to provide a sample for the State’s breath test, as required by law, she refused. She was also arrested for refusal to submit to a chemical test and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility. ■■ On Oct. 20 at 7:59 p.m., while investigating a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report, Alaska State Troopers contacted Brandon Mark Borchgrevink, 29, of Nikiski, at a business in Nikiski. Investigation revealed that Borchgrevink had been driving his 1985 Chevrolet S10 pickup while impaired by controlled substances. He was arrested for driving under the influence-drugs and in the process, resisted by assaulting two troopers when he punched and bit them. He was additionally charged with three counts of fourth-degree assault on a police officer and resisting arrest and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail, pending arraignment. ■■ On Oct. 20 at 12:20 p.m., Kenai police responded to the area of Mile 10 of the Kenai Spur Highway for a welfare check on a male inside his vehicle. After making contact and running tests, Eric Christin, 36, of Kenai, was
third-degree criminal mischief and released. ■■ On Oct. 17 at 6:55 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to the report of a single-vehicle rollover near the intersection of the Sterling Highway and Longmere Way in Sterling. Investigation determined that Alexandra Miller, 19, of Sterling, was southbound on the Sterling Highway in a 2000 Ford Ranger at speeds too fast for the road conditions. The vehicle encountered a patch of ice on the roadway surface, lost control, crossed the centerline, and entered the northbound ditch, where it rolled over several times. Miller was not wearing her seat belt at the time and was partially ejected. She was taken to Central Peninsula Hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. Miller was issued a traffic citation for traveling too fast for the road conditions. ■■ On Oct. 17 at about 7:30 a.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers responded to a single-vehicle rollover at Mile 100.5 of the Sterling Highway. Investigation revealed that a 17-year-old female, of Soldotna, was driving a 2005 Kia Sorento northbound on the Sterling Highway. Her vehicle left the roadway after sliding on a patch of ice and lost control. The vehicle rolled into the ditch on the northbound side. The 17-year-old was not wearing her seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle, sustaining fatal injuries. A passerby witnessed the rollover and called troopers immediately. Alcohol and/or drugs are not considered to be a factor in the collision. ■■ On Oct. 17 at 7:38 a.m., Alaska State Troopers were called to Mile 105 of the Sterling Highway for report of a rollover crash. Troopers located the vehicle and the driver, who was unhurt. Investigation revealed that the driver lost control due to icy conditions and slid across the road and into the ditch, causing the vehicle to roll onto its passenger side. The vehicle was towed away and the driver released on scene. ■■ On Oct. 10 at 12:49 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a 1993 Dodge pickup on Eagle Lane in Seward. The driver, Charlotte Davenport, 27, of Seward was found to be unlicensed and to have an expired instruction permit. Davenport was issued a misdemeanor citation for driving in violation of instruction permit and released with a mandatory court appearance date. ■■ On Oct. 5 at 4:38 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to Herman Leirer Road in Seward on report of a male attempting to open RVs in a campground, acting suspiciously walking through yards, waving a large knife back and forth in the air, and stealing tools. Troopers
court reports sentenced to five days in jail and forfeited items seized. ■■ Casey Joshua Gaze, 43, of Kenai, pleaded no contest to an amended charge of a commercial fishing strict liability violation, committed July 22. He was fined $3,000 with $1,500 suspended and a $100 court surcharge, forfeited all item seized, and placed on probation for 12 months for a fish and game violation. ■■ Scott M. Jezorski, 28, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to violating condition of release, committed June 15. He was fined $500, a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge. All other charges in this case were dismissed. ■■ Scott Michael Jezorski, 28, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to one count of an amended charge of third-degree theft, committed Jan. 2. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail with all but time served suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete 40 hours of community work service, ordered to pay restitution, forfeited all items seized, ordered to have no contact with Kenai Home Depot or IGA store, and was placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed. ■■ Dagnall L. Moran-Tacey, 33, of Kasilof, pleaded guilty to resisting or interfering with arrest, committed Oct. 22, 2018. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined a $50 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge, ordered to pay restitution, and forfeited items seized. All other charges in this case were dismissed. ■■ Dagnall Leigh Moran-Tacey, 33, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed Dec. 3, 2018. He forfeited items seized. All other charges in this case were dismissed. ■■ Dagnall Leigh Moran-Tacey, 33, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of fourthdegree assault (recklessly injure), committed Dec. 7, 2018. He was sentenced to 120 days in jail, fined a $50 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge, ordered to pay restitution, and forfeited items seized. ■■ Rosanne Marie Smith, 51, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Dec. 7, 2017. She was sentenced to 30 days in jail or on electronic monitoring with
27 days suspended (monitoring completed), fined $3,000 with $1,500 suspended, a $75 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, had her license revoked for 90 days, ordered ignition interlock for six months, and placed on probation for 12 months. The following dismissal was recently handed down in Kenai District Court: ■■ A charge of violating condition of release against Bradley Luke, 25, of Kenai, was dismissed. Date of the charge was May 29. The following judgments were recently handed down in Kenai Superior Court: ■■ Diane Susan Julia Jacobs, 27, of Houston, pleaded guilty to one felony count of thirddegree assault (causing injury with a weapon) and one misdemeanor count of driving under the influence, committed Sept. 22, 2018. On count one, she was sentenced to 24 months in prison with 22 months suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $200 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay $250 cost of appointed counsel, had her license revoked for 30 days, ordered, among other conditions of probation, not to consume alcohol, not to reside where alcoholic beverages are present or enter any business establishment whose primary business is the sale of alcohol, to complete substance abuse and mental health assessments and comply with treatment recommendations, to have no contact with victim in this case, to submit to search directed by a probation officer, with or without probable cause, for the presence of alcohol, and was placed on probation for three years. On count two, she was sentenced to 30 days in jail or on electronic monitoring, fined $3,000, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, had her license revoked for 90 days, and ordered ignition interlock for 23 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed. ■■ Bradly Martin Luke, 25, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to one felony count of second-degree burglary and one misdemeanor count of possessing burglary tools, committed June 22, 2018. He was sentenced to 24 months in prison with 21 months suspended on the
arrested for driving under the influence of drugs and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility. ■■ On Oct. 19 at 12:24 a.m., Kenai police conducted a routine traffic stop and made contact with the driver, who had an active arrest warrant. Logan L Largent, 18, of Kenai, was arrested for a Soldotna Alaska State Troopers warrant for failure to appear for pretrial conference hearing on the original charge of reckless driving, $250 bail. Largent was taken to Wildwood Pretrial. ■■ On Oct. 19 at 4:35 a.m., Kenai police department received a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report for a vehicle that was inbound to Kenai from Bridge Access Road. Kenai officers located and traffic-stopped the vehicle. After conducting tests, Marfa A. Polushkin, 34, of Homer, was arrested for driving under the influence and breath test refusal and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial. ■■ On Oct. 19 at 11:48 p.m., Kenai police responded to a residence on Portlock Street for a noise complaint. After investigation of all parties involved, Jacob J. Medland, 19, of Eagle River, and Seth I. Alexander, 19, of Kenai, were issued summonses for sixth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. ■■ On Oct. 18 at 5:59 a.m., Kenai police responded to a report of a wanted subject located at a local gas station near Mile 11 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Officers made contact and confirmed the wanted status. Katrina L. Allen, 28, of Kenai, was arrested on a Soldotna Alaska State Troopers felony warrant for failure to appear for preliminary hearing on original charges of first-degree vehicle theft and first-degree hindering prosecution. Allen was also charged and remanded for third-degree misconduct involving a weapon and fifthdegree, second-degree and thirddegree misconduct involving a controlled substance. Allen was taken to Wildwood Pretrial. ■■ On Oct. 18 at 9:37 a.m., Kenai police made contact with a John S. Evans, 37, of Soldotna, at a residence near North Forest Drive. Evans was out of compliance for registering as a sex offender. He was arrested for failure to register as a sex offender and violating conditions of release and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial. ■■ On Oct. 18 at 5:02 p.m., Kenai police responded to a local hardware store near Mile 10 of the Kenai Spur Highway for a report a male shoplifting and exiting the store. Officers made contact with the male suspect. After investigation, Jack A. Brewster, 35, of Sterling, was arrested for seconddegree theft and taken to Wildwood Pretrial. ■■ On Oct. 17 at about 12:10 p.m., Kenai police received a domestic disturbance report at a residence on Overland Avenue in Kenai.
After officers responded and investigated all parties involved, Wayne C. MacLean, 47, of Kenai, was arrested for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence), disorderly conduct, and fifthdegree criminal mischief and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial. ■■ On Oct. 17 at 9:59 p.m., a Kenai police officer tried to make contact with a four-wheeler that was driving down the Bridge Access Road. The four-wheeler was occupied by two individuals and eluded the officer. After searching extensively around the area, the four-wheeler and one of the occupants were located in a wooded area near Boat Launch Road. Nicolette J. Relkin, 35, of Kenai, was arrested for firstdegree failure to stop at the direction of a peace officer, reckless driving, and first-degree hindering prosecution and also on an Anchorage Alaska State Troopers Judicial Service felony warrant for failure to comply with conditions of probation on the original charge of felony failure to stop,
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count of second-degree burglary and to 30 days in jail with 30 days suspended on the count of possession of burglary tools, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $200 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay $500 cost of appointed counsel, had his license revoked for 30 days, ordered to pay restitution, forfeited all items seized, ordered, among other conditions of probation, to have no contact with Alyeska Tire or a Thomas Street address, ordered to submit to search by a probation officer, with or without probable cause, for the presence of controlled substances, drug paraphernalia, evidence of controlled substances and stolen property, ordered to complete a substance abuse evaluation an comply with treatment recommendations, ordered not to use, possess or consume any alcoholic beverages or illegal controlled substances, including marijuana or synthetic drugs, ordered not to associate with individuals who use or sell illegal controlled substances nor enter or remain in places where illegal controlled substances are used, manufactured, grown or sold, and was placed on probation for five years. All other charges in this case were dismissed. ■■ Miranda Lynn Martinez, 33, of Clam Gulch, pleaded guilty to attempted seconddegree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed July 17, 2018. She was sentenced to four years in prison with three years suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $200 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay $500 cost of appointed counsel, forfeited all items seized, ordered, among other conditions of probation, not to consume alcohol to excess, not to use or possess illegal controlled substances, including marijuana and synthetic drugs, not to reside where illegal controlled substances are present, not to possess, apply for or obtain a medical marijuana card or act as a caregiver while under supervision, to complete substance abuse and mental health evaluations and comply with treatment recommendations, to submit to search directed by a probation officer, with or without probable cause, for the presence of controlled substances, drug paraphernalia and evidence of controlled substance transactions, and was placed on probation for five years. All other charges in this case were dismissed.
■■ Kenneth Lee Opel, 61, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to one felony count of first-degree vehicle theft and one misdemeanor count of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed Nov. 4, 2017. He was sentenced to three years in prison with two years suspended on the felony count and to 30 days in jail with 30 days suspended on the misdemeanor count, all time consecutive, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $200 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay $50 cost of appointed counsel, had his license revoked for one year, ordered to pay restitution, forfeited all items seized, ordered, among other conditions of probation, not to use or possess any alcoholic beverages or illegal controlled substances, including marijuana and synthetic drugs, ordered to complete a substance abuse evaluation and comply with treatment recommendations, ordered to submit to search directed by a probation officer, with or without probable cause, for the presence of alcohol, controlled substances, drug paraphernalia, evidence of controlled substance transactions, weapons, stolen property and checks and/ or credit card account information, ordered to have no contact with victims in this case, and was placed on probation for five years on the felony count and for one year on the misdemeanor count. All other charges in this case were dismissed. ■■ Tommy Morris Walluk, 22, of Palmer, pleaded guilty to thirddegree assault, committed Oct. 16, 2018. He was sentenced to two years in prison with all but time served suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $200 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay $200 cost of appointed counsel, ordered to pay restitution, forfeited all items seized, ordered, among other conditions of probation, not to consume alcohol at all, not to enter any business establishment whose primary business is the sale of alcohol, to complete a substance abuse evaluation and comply with treatment recommendations, to submit to search directed by a probation officer, with or without probable cause, for the presence of alcohol, to successfully complete an anger management program or counseling violence rehabilitation program, and was placed on probation for three years. All other charges in this case were dismissed.
$2,000 bail. Relkin was taken to Wildwood Pretrial. ■■ On Oct. 21, Daemeion Gahm, 18, of Nikiski, was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Soldotna Post, for failure to seal a black bear within 30 days of the bear being taken. Bail was set for $120 in Kenai District Court. ■■ On Oct. 21 at about 7:30 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a domestic disturbance on Birch Haven Road in Anchor Point. Troopers responded, and investigation resulted in the arrest of Staci Joseph, 27, of Anchor Point, for one count of third-degree assault (domestic violence), who was taken to the Homer Jail. Alcohol was a factor. ■■ On Oct. 21 at 9:45 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence off Forerunner Street in Soldotna, following a report of a trespassing issue. Investigation revealed that Troy Victor Weilbacher, 51, of Soldotna, had entered a residence nearby after having been advised of a lifetime trespass from that
residence. Weilbacher was issued a misdemeanor court citation for second-degree criminal trespass and released. ■■ On Oct. 9 at 2:43 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of an assault that had occurred at an address on Cape Ninilchik in Anchor Point. A female reported that Wayland Branstetter had assaulted her the previous night. An investigation led to an arrest warrant being issued for Branstetter for fourth-degree assault. On Oct. 18, troopers located Branstetter and arrested him on the warrant. He was taken to the Homer Jail. ■■ On Oct. 17 at about 8:00 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a theft from construction equipment at Mile 58 of the Sterling Highway. Investigation revealed that an unknown person(s) broke into a drilling rig that was parked in a parking area and stole various items, including a heater and tools. The drilling rig is owned by the Alaska Department of Transportation.
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Ex-aide wants judge to decide on inquiry testimony By Deb Riechmann and Mary Clare Jalonick Associated Press
WASHINGTON — An ex-White House adviser who’s supposed to testify before House impeachment investigators Monday has asked a federal court whether he should comply with a subpoena or follow President Donald Trump’s directive against cooperating in what the president dubs a “scam.” After getting a subpoena Friday, former deputy national security adviser Charles Kupperman quickly filed a lawsuit in U.S. district court in Washington. He asked a judge to decide whether he should accede to House demands for his testimony or to assert “immunity from congressional process” as directed by Trump. The lawsuit came as Democrats’ impeachment inquiry continued
at full speed with a rare Saturday session. Philip Reeker, the acting assistant secretary of state for Europe, took questions behind closed doors for more than eight hours about Trump’s ouster of the ambassador of Ukraine in May and whether he had knowledge about efforts to persuade Ukraine to pursue politically motivated investigations. Kupperman, who provided foreign policy advice to the president, was scheduled to testify in a similar session on Monday. In the lawsuit, Kupperman said he “cannot satisfy the competing demands of both the legislative and executive branches.” Without the court’s help, he said, he would have to make the decision himself — one that could “inflict grave constitutional injury” on either Congress or the presidency. The impeachment inquiry is
rooted in a July 25 phone call Trump made to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. During the call, Trump asked the Ukrainian leader to pursue investigations of Democratic political rival Joe Biden’s family and Ukraine’s role in the 2016 election that propelled Trump into the White House. At the time of the call, Trump was withholding congressionally approved military aid for Ukraine. He has repeatedly said there was no quid pro quo for the Ukraine investigations he was seeking, though witness testimony has contradicted that claim. Kupperman’s filing says “an erroneous judgment to abide by the President’s assertion of testimonial immunity would unlawfully impede the House from carrying out one of its most important core Constitutional responsibilities” — the power of impeachment — and
subject Kupperman to “potential criminal liability for contempt of Congress.” On the other hand, “an erroneous judgment to appear and testify in obedience to the House Defendants’ subpoena would unlawfully impair the President in the exercise of his core national security responsibilities … by revealing confidential communications” from advisers, according to the filing. He has asked the court to expedite a decision, but unless the judge issues an opinion by Monday, Kupperman’s testimony might not occur as scheduled. Rejecting his arguments, the three chairmen of the House committees overseeing the inquiry told Kupperman’s lawyers in a letter that the suit was without merit and appeared to be coordinated with the White House. They called the suit “an obvious and desperate
tactic by the President to delay and obstruct the lawful constitutional functions of Congress and conceal evidence about his conduct from the impeachment inquiry.” The chairmen also said Kupperman’s defiance of the subpoena would constitute evidence in a contempt proceeding as well as additional evidence of Trump’s obstruction of the inquiry. They said they planned to proceed with the Monday session as scheduled. The lawsuit came as Democrats investigating the president won a victory in a separate case. A federal judge ordered the Justice Department on Friday to give the House secret grand jury testimony from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation and affirmed the legality of the Democrats impeachment inquiry. That decision could inform Kupperman’s suit.
New evacuations, power outages near California wildfire By Daisy Nguyen and Christopher Weber Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO — Authorities ordered at least 50,000 residents to evacuate towns near a massive Northern California wildfire Saturday, and the state’s largest utility announced power shut-offs for an estimated 2.35 million people due to forecasts of severe winds and extreme fire danger. Two previous blackouts in recent weeks were carried out amid concern that gusty winds could disrupt or knock down power lines and spark devastating wildfires. Some gusts this weekend might reach 75 mph (120 kph) or higher as part of a “historic” wind event, the National Weather Service said. The winds could lead to “erratic fire behavior,” warned the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Pacific Gas & Electric said a new wave of blackouts would be implemented in stages through Saturday
afternoon and evening, affecting about 940,000 homes and businesses in 36 counties for 48 hours or longer. The city of San Francisco was not in line for a blackout; shutoffs were ordered for most of the rest of the San Francisco Bay Area, the wine country to the north and the Sierra foothills. The entire communities of Healdsburg and Windsor were ordered to evacuate ahead of strong winds that could lead to erratic fire behavior near the blaze burning in wine country. The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office said it would be the biggest evacuation in the county in more than 25 years. “The winds are expected anywhere between 8 p.m. and midnight and from all reports they’re expected to be extremely strong,” said Cal Fire’s Brian Vitorelo. PG&E’s shut-off order came as firefighters battled fires in Northern and Southern California. A wildfire Thursday destroyed at least six houses in the Santa Clarita
Today in History Today is Sunday, Oct. 27, the 300th day of 2019. There are 65 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 27, 1787, the first of the Federalist Papers, a series of essays calling for ratification of the United States Constitution, was published. On this date: In 1858, the 26th president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, was born in New York City. In 1904, the first rapid transit subway, the IRT, was inaugurated in New York City. In 1914, author-poet Dylan Thomas was born in Swansea, Wales. In 1947, “You Bet Your Life,” a comedy quiz show starring Groucho Marx, premiered on ABC Radio. (It later became a television show on NBC.) In 1954, U.S. Air Force Col. Benjamin O. Davis Jr. was promoted to brigadier general, the first black officer to achieve that rank in the USAF. Walt Disney’s first television program, titled “Disneyland” after the yet-tobe completed theme park, premiered on ABC. In 1962, during the Cuban Missile Crisis, a U-2 reconnaissance aircraft was shot down while flying over Cuba, killing the pilot, U.S. Air Force Maj. Rudolf Anderson Jr. In 1978, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin (men-AH’-kem BAY’-gihn) were named winners of the Nobel Peace Prize for their progress toward achieving a Middle East accord. In 1995, a sniper killed one soldier and wounded 18 others at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. (Paratrooper William J. Kreutzer was convicted in the shootings, and condemned to death; the sentence was later commuted to life in prison.) In 1998, Hurricane Mitch cut through the western Caribbean, pummeling coastal Honduras and Belize; the storm caused several thousand deaths in Central America in the days that followed. In 2002, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (loo-EEZ’ ee-NAH’-cee-oh LOO’-luh duh SEEL’-vuh) was elected president of Brazil in a runoff, becoming the country’s first elected leftist leader. In 2004, the Boston Red Sox won their first World Series since 1918, sweeping the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 4, 3-0. In 2013, Lou Reed, 71, who radically challenged rock’s founding promise of good times and public celebration as a leader of the Velvet Underground, was a solo artist and was a founder of indie rock, died in Southampton, New York. Ten years ago: Eight American troops were killed in two separate bomb attacks in southern Afghanistan. Michael Jackson’s last work, the documentary “Michael Jackson: This Is It,” opened. Five years ago: The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended new restrictions for people at highest risk for coming down with the Ebola virus and symptom monitoring for those at lower risk. Toronto elected John Tory, a moderate conservative, as the new mayor, ending the scandal-ridden Rob Ford era. One year ago: A gunman shot and killed 11 congregants and wounded six others at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue in the deadliest attack on Jews in U.S. history; authorities said the suspect, Robert Bowers, raged against Jews during and after the rampage. (Bowers, who is awaiting trial, has pleaded not guilty; prosecutors are seeking a death sentence.) Hundreds of Mexican federal officers carrying plastic shields blocked a Central American caravan from advancing toward the United States after several thousand migrants turned down the chance to apply for refugee status in Mexico and obtain a Mexican offer of benefits. Today’s Birthdays: Actor-comedian John Cleese is 80. Author Maxine Hong Kingston is 79. Country singer Lee Greenwood is 77. Producerdirector Ivan Reitman is 73. Country singer-musician Jack Daniels is 70. Rock musician Garry Tallent (Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band) is 70. Author Fran Lebowitz is 69. Rock musician K.K. Downing is 68. TV personality Jayne Kennedy is 68. Actor-director Roberto Benigni is 67. Actor Peter Firth is 66. Actor Robert Picardo is 66. World Golf Hall of Famer Patty Sheehan is 63. Singer Simon Le Bon is 61. Country musician Jerry Dale McFadden (The Mavericks) is 55. Internet news editor Matt Drudge is 53. Rock musician Jason Finn (Presidents of the United States of America) is 52. Actor Sean Holland is 51. Actor Channon Roe is 50. Actress Sheeri Rappaport is 42. Actor David Walton is 41. Violinist Vanessa-Mae is 41. Actress-singer Kelly Osbourne is 35. Actress Christine Evangelista is 33. Actor Bryan Craig is 28. Actor Troy Gentile is 26. Thought for Today: “Happiness is a way station between too much and too little.” -- Channing Pollock, American author and dramatist (18801946).
area north of Los Angeles and led to evacuation orders for up to 50,000 residents, although nearly all were allowed back home after Santa Ana winds began to ease. Marcos Briano returned to find his property intact, while homes down the street were destroyed. “I’m thankful that nothing happened to my house, but I feel bad for my neighbors,” Briano, 71, said Saturday. Sheriff’s officials said human remains were found within the wide burn area, but it’s too soon to know if the death is connected to the blaze. The Tick fire was 25% contained. To the north, firefighters raced to make progress against a blaze near Geyserville in Sonoma County before ferocious “diablo winds” returned. The Kincade fire had burned 49 buildings, including 21 homes, and swept through nearly 40 square miles (104 square kilometers) of the wine-growing region. It was 10% contained by Saturday morning.
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Remington, 4, and Lauren Irwin pack up their home Saturday in Healdsburg, California, after officials ordered an evacuation. The communities of Healdsburg and Windsor were ordered to evacuate ahead of strong winds that could lead to erratic fire behavior near the blaze burning in wine country.
A firefighter and two civilians were injured when they were overwhelmed by flames as they tried to evacuate from approaching flames, authorities said. “The firefighter was forced to
deploy his fire shelter, where he shielded them from fire,” Cal Fire said in a statement. After the flames passed, all three were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, the statement said.
Scandal brings risk for rising Dem star By Michael R. Blood Associated Press
AGUA DULCE, Calif. — California U.S. Rep. Katie Hill has apologized to friends and supporters for engaging in an affair with a campaign staffer, but Susan Slates still feels let down by the 32-year-old Democrat who arrived in Congress just this year. Slates is a beauty salon owner in Hill’s hometown of Agua Dulce, a lightly populated expanse of grassy hills and horse ranchettes north of Los Angeles. She tightens her lips when asked about Hill, who in addition to acknowledging the affair with the young female staffer now is under investigation by a congressional committee for an alleged intimate relationship with a male senior aide, which Hill denies. “Disappointed,” Slates, a Democrat, said flatly. But she quickly jumped to Hill’s defense, saying anything she did pales in comparison to what’s she’s
witnessed under President Donald Trump. “I still love her,” she added. Just across the street at the local liquor store, the reaction was far different, highlighting the deep political divide that cuts through California’s 25th Congressional District, a long-standing Republican redoubt that has recently tilted Democratic. “It’s a bad role model for the children,” said owner Danny Hawara, a registered independent who says he’s a strong gun rights supporter who leans right on politics. He has a message for members of Congress who don’t uphold the standards of conduct voters expect: “Leave office,” he said. Compromising photos of Hill and purported text messages from her to the campaign staffer, a recent college graduate when she joined Hill’s campaign, surfaced online this week in a rightwing publication and a British tabloid. Among the photos, Hill is seen embracing and kissing the woman.
The scandal enveloping Hill comes at a time when there seem to be few hard rules about conduct and consequence for public officials. With the 2020 elections approaching, voters in her district will be asked to wrestle with basic questions about who was wronged, did it matter and whether any punishment is warranted. Claremont McKenna College political scientist Jack Pitney said it’s “not a good situation for her, to put it mildly.” But added: “Perhaps the public will just shrug.” The risk for her, he said, is if the ethics panel finds any improper conduct with her legislative director. House rules prohibit members of Congress from engaging in sexual relationships with staff members. “A story like this, by itself, is not necessarily fatal,” Pitney added. “To anybody who thinks this is an automatic political death sentence, I have three words: President Donald Trump.”
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Activists ask NBC to release NDAs, hold independent probe NEW YORK — Activists called upon NBC Universal on Saturday to allow former employees to speak out freely on sexual harassment in the workplace without restriction, rather than having to come to the company first to be released from non-disclosure agreements. The company said Saturday that any former employee who believes they cannot disclose their experience with sexual harassment as a result of a non-disparagement agreement should contact the company, “and we will release them from that perceived obligation.” The statement, which was emailed to The Associated Press, was first reported Friday night by MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, in an emotional segment introducing author Ronan Farrow. The highly influential MSNBC host expressed deep concern that her own company’s bosses had thwarted Farrow’s reporting on sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey
Weinstein — reporting which he then took to The New Yorker, where he won a Pulitzer Prize. Maddow also pointedly questioned NBC’s failure to launch an independent investigation of both the handling of the Weinstein story and of the behavior of Matt Lauer, the former “Today” anchor fired in 2017 over sexual misconduct allegations.
Lawsuit: Southwest pilots streamed video from bathroom cam PHOENIX — A lawsuit filed against Southwest Airlines by a flight attendant alleges pilots on a 2017 flight had an iPad streaming video from a hidden camera in a bathroom in one of the airline’s jets. Southwest responded Saturday by denying it places cameras in aircraft lavatories and by calling the 2017 incident an “inappropriate attempt at humor” not condoned by the company. The lawsuit alleges flight attendant Renee Steinaker saw an iPad streaming video from the plane’s forward bathroom when she entered the cockpit to
be the required second person in the cockpit when the pilot left to use the bathroom about 2½ hours into a Feb. 27, 2017, flight to Phoenix from Pittsburgh. According to the suit, Steinaker saw the pilot in the streaming video on the iPad and the co-pilot “with a panicked look on his face” acknowledged that the iPad was streaming from a camera in the bathroom but asserted it was a “new security and top-secret security measure installed in all of Southwest’s Boeing 737-800 planes.” The suit said Steinaker took a cellphone photo of the iPad video, provided the photo with a report to Southwest management and was warned by a supervisor to not tell anybody about the incident. According to the suit, Steinaker was warned, “if this got out, if this went public, no one, I mean no one, would ever fly our airline again.” Court filings by attorneys for Dallasbased Southwest and the two pilots denied the livestreaming allegations, and Southwest on Saturday issued statements saying it will vigorously contest the suit and denying it places cameras in aircraft lavatories. — Associated Press
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Esper: U.S. gearing up to protect Syria oil fields By Lolita C. Baldor and Robert Burns Associated Press
BRUSSELS — The United States will send armored vehicles and combat troops into eastern Syria to keep oil fields from potentially falling into the hands of Islamic State militants, U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said. It was the latest sign that extracting the military from Syria is more uncertain and complicated than President Donald Trump is making it out to be. Though Trump repeatedly says he is pulling out of Syria, the reality on the ground is different. Adding armored reinforcements in the oil-producing area of Syria could mean sending several hundred U.S. troops — even as a similar number are being withdrawn from a separate mission closer to the border with Turkey where Russian forces have been
filling the vacuum. On Friday, Esper described the added force as “mechanized,” which means it likely will include armored vehicles such as Bradley armored infantry carriers and possibly tanks, although details were still be worked out. This reinforcement would introduce a new dimension to the U.S. military presence , which largely has been comprised of special operations forces not equipped with tanks or other armored vehicles. Esper spoke at a news conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels, where he consulted with American allies. Sending an armored force to eastern Syria would partially reverse the ongoing shrinkage of the U.S. troop presence in Syria. Trump has ordered the withdrawal of nearly all 1,000 U.S. troops who had been partnering with a Syrian Kurdishled militia against the Islamic State
group. That withdrawal is proceeding even as Esper announced the plan to put reinforcements in the oil-producing area. Speaking to reporters Friday at the White House, Trump said the U.S.-brokered agreement with Turkey to halt its offensive against U.S.-supporting Syrian Kurdish fighters was a win for his administration. That offensive began after Trump announced U.S. troops would not stand in the way, though he also said the U.S. would punish Turkey’s economy if the country acted inhumanely. He also said anew on Friday that “we’re getting our troops out” of Syria, without mentioning Esper’s announcement. “We are doing well in Syria, with Turkey and everybody else that we’re dealing with,” Trump said. “We have secured the oil. … We have a couple of people that came knocking, we said don’t knock. And
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A member of Asayish, or the Internal Security Forces, makes a selfie Friday by an Russian military vehicle during a patrol near Syrian and Turkish border in north Syria.
I think I would say that things are going very well.” White House officials would not clarify whom he was referring to as “knocking.”
The U.S. special envoy for Syria, James Jeffrey, said in Geneva on Friday he had talked to a Russian official about an unspecified issue in Syria’s oil region.
Masses of Chileans jam capital in protest against government By Eva Vergara Associated Press
SANTIAGO, Chile — Hundreds of thousands of protesters marched peacefully in Chile’s capital Friday, intensifying pressure on a government struggling to contain deadly unrest over economic hardship. The huge throng surged toward a central plaza as participants blew whistles, banged pots and pans and carried Chilean flags and posters demanding change. The diverse crowd included students, workers, parents and their children. “All of Chile is marching here,” Santiago Mayor Karla Rubilar said, adding that there was hope as
well as sadness among the demonstrators. The official crowd estimate was 1 million, the mayor said. “After what we saw in the streets of Santiago today, it’s hard to imagine a way forward that does not involve” the resignation of President Sebastián Piñera and new elections, said Jenny Pribble, associate professor of political science at the University of Richmond in the United States. Piñera acknowledged the huge turnout of Chileans, saying they marched peacefully to deliver a call for a fairer and more supportive country. “We’ve all heard the message. We’ve all changed,” he tweeted Friday night.
Also Friday, protesters tried to force their way onto the grounds of Chile’s congress, provoking an evacuation of the building. Police fired tear gas to fend off hundreds of demonstrators on the perimeter as some lawmakers and administrative staff hurried out of the legislative building, which is in the port city of Valparaiso. Earlier, truck drivers and some public transport operators went on strike around Santiago. Thousands demonstrated in other parts of the country of 18 million people in a sign that economic concessions by Piñera have failed to ease public anger. At least 19 people have died in the turmoil that has swept the South American
nation. The unrest began as a protest over a 4-cent increase in subway fares and soon morphed into a larger movement over growing inequality in one of Latin America’s wealthiest countries. The lack of leaders and a list of clear demands in the
protest movement show the shortcomings of Chile’s unpopular, discredited political parties, said Marta Lagos, head of Latinobarometro, a nonprofit survey group in Chile. “There is a failure of the system of political parties in
its ability to represent society,” Lagos said. Speaking before the huge protest in Santiago, she said she expected protesters to become more organized, and that it was unlikely that Piñera, who took office last year, would resign.
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Bolivia reveals final vote results, but no winner declared LA PAZ, Bolivia — Bolivia’s official vote tally was revealed Friday pointing to an outright win for incumbent Evo Morales in a disputed presidential election that has triggered protests and growing international pressure on the Andean nation to hold a runoff ballot. The Supreme Electoral Tribunal, however, did not declare a winner though Morales’ lead was just over the 10 percentage point threshold required for a victory. The final count of 100% of ballots gave Morales 47.08% of the votes in Sunday’s election against 36.51% for runner-up Carlos Mesa, a former president. Morales already proclaimed himself the winner of the election, further angering opponents who have questioned the fairness of the vote count, which included an unexplained 24-hour halt in reporting of vote results. More protests erupted Friday and the United Nations backed the holding of an audit of the vote amid fraud allegations. Morales and Mesa exchanged bitter words Friday. Mesa accused the president of staging “a monumental fraud” in his effort to win a fourth straight term. Morales, who is Bolivia’s first indigenous president, accused Mesa of trying to oust him in a coup d’etat with international support.
North Korea says it’s running out of patience with U.S. SEOUL, South Korea— North Korea on Sunday said it’s running out of patience with the United States over what it described as hostile policies and unilateral disarmament demands, and warned that a close personal relationship between the leaders alone wouldn’t be enough to prevent nuclear diplomacy from derailing. In a statement published by Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency, senior North Korean official Kim Yong Chol said there has been no substantial progress in relations despite warm ties between leader
Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump. He said the persisting hostility means “there can be the exchange of fire at any moment.” Kim Yong Chol said the Trump administration would be “seriously mistaken” if it ignores an end-of-year deadline set by Kim Jong Un to propose mutually acceptable terms for a deal to salvage nuclear negotiations. The North issued a similar statement on Thursday that was attributed to veteran diplomat Kim Kye Gwan. He criticized U.S. officials for maintaining “Cold War mentality and ideological prejudice” and urged the United States to act “wisely” through the end of the year.
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Anti-government protests rage in Iraq, 7 killed BAGHDAD — At least seven more Iraqi protesters were killed Saturday in clashes with security forces in Baghdad and the southern town of Nasiriyah, as thousands took part in nationwide anti-government protests, officials said. The new violence brought the number of demonstrators killed to 49 in two days of protesting, according to an Associated Press tally. The semi-official Iraq High Commission for Human Rights, which accounts for violence in additional cities in southern Iraq, put the death toll at 63. Thousands of protesters tried to reach Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone, home to embassies and government offices. Security forces fired tear gas as protesters tried to remove blast walls from a main bridge leading to the government district. By nightfall, the security forces had chased the protesters back to Tahrir Square, a central roundabout. “I want change. I want to remove those corrupt people who sleep in the Green Zone and who fired tear gas and rubber bullets at us,” said protester Fares Mukhaled, 19, who sat barefoot on the ground at the square, where some had erected tents. Four people were killed when they were struck by tear gas canisters in Baghdad, security and medical officials said. — Associated Press
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New contract opens pool of coaching candidates By Joey Klecka Peninsula Clarion
The new teachers contract agreed to by the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District last month touched many aspects on the peninsula, including sports programs and coaching hires. The deal that was written up in the early morning hours of Sept. 17 allows support staff — meaning nonteaching related positions — to take on coaching jobs, after years of being blocked from those positions due to policy rules. The contract runs to June 2021. The change has been well received as a positive step that should only help student athletes in the long run. “It’s great,” said David Brighton,
president of the Kenai Peninsula Education Association. “I’m really happy we were able to get that. The students benefit from having coaches they’re familiar with, coaches that work at the school.” Teachers and athletic directors are also hailing the positive change that is expected to open up an entirely new pool of coaching candidates, ones that Homer athletic director Chris Perk said will improve sports programs across the peninsula. “It’s really exciting because I think it really opens up another pool of adults that are able to motivate and inspire our athletes,” Perk said. “Most of them work at the school and have a good knowledge of the system.” Brighton said the original deal that dates back nearly 15 years — Perk said it came together around
2005 — was not a set-in-stone rule but rather a policy the school district had, and the recent contract negotiations officially set the rule in place allowing classified employees to accept coaching jobs. “I’m glad we have the support staff folks to step in (for those jobs),” Brighton said. “It’s been hard to find coaches in some places on some years to fill the positions, and now we have a broader pool.” Support staff jobs typically include positions such as custodians, pool directors, secretaries, bookkeepers and teacher aides. Those positions are considered classified because they do not require a teaching certificate, and thus they are paid hourly wages instead of salaries. With the threat of overtime pay
used during coaching hours threatening to tip the school district budget, Brighton said it was time to nix that policy. Now, support staff that are hired on as coaches will receive a stipend like the certified staff. “It’s been a priority for several years,” said Brighton. “We made it a priority during the bargain period so that the stipend position doesn’t allow for overtime.” Typically what will happen is a position that opens up is offered first to school employees before being posted to the general public. Perk said Homer lost three coaches when the original deal went into effect, including two girls basketball coaches and a soccer coach, but said the Mariners have suddenly found themselves looking
at a new cast of qualified candidates that really connect to student athletes, which in the long term will pay huge dividends. Kenai Central athletic director Jesse Settlemyer said the KCHS administration hasn’t yet hired any support staff for coaching positions, but he expects the school will certainly fill a few areas in the coming months. “It’s exciting, it’s good because it gives us more qualified people to open up the pool of coaches,” Settlemyer said. “There’s been a whole group of qualified coaches that we haven’t been able to access in 10-plus years. Now it’s available to us again. “It’s better for the school, better for the teachers and better for the athletes.”
Hemstock enters final year as coach Wrestling season preview: Seward leader has been in corner for quarter century By Joey Klecka Peninsula Clarion
The dawn of another high school wrestling season also marks the swan song of a longtime coaching presence on the peninsula. Seward head coach Ronn Hemstock, 59, is calling it a career with the Seahawks after this season ends, leaving behind a quarter century of success. Hemstock said his decision to retire from the job was rooted in spending more time with his family and his grandson, adding that the time commitments with both aspects of his life were tearing at the other. “I’m going out on a high note,” Hemstock said. “The kids deserve somebody to have it be their life. They need someone with the fire and enthusiasm to coach them, and so I’m stepping aside and letting someone come in and lead the way.” Hemstock’s decision to step down is the biggest preseason news for peninsula wrestling, which officially got started last weekend with a meet in Homer. The host Mariners are the defending Kachemak Conference and Division II state champions and enter the 2019 season hungry to repeat. On the Division I level, Soldotna remains the peninsula’s lone team, and the Stars enter the year looking for team success in a very competitive division with another longtime coaching icon, Neldon Gardner, who begins his 36th year coaching wrestling on the peninsula. But 2019 will be Hemstock’s 25th and final year with Seward. The Seahawks stalwart has
overseen and uplifted the Seward wrestling program since 1995. As a former Alaska state coach of the year for small-schools wrestling, Hemstock brought Seward the school’s first region championship, presided over nine state champions and coached the Seahawks to the 1999 state team championship for small schools. Hemstock said while he’ll miss watching athletes grow and reach their goals in the mat room, he decided this year had to be the final one in order to avoid missing something more special with his family. “I’ve enjoyed every bit of it,” he said. “It’s been my life since I was a very young person. It’s bittersweet, there’ll be things I miss.” When Hemstock leaves, current assistant coach Andrew Scrivo will step up into the head coaching role.
Kenai’s Zach Halstead grapples with Soldotna’s Josh Hall on Saturday at the Luke Spruill Memorial Tournament at Kenai Central High School in Kenai. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
Homer captures Spruill crown By Joey Klecka Peninsula Clarion
Gardner returns to coach SoHi for a sixth straight year. Gardner said there are currently about 35 kids in the wrestling room with a handful coming in this week from the football team, which is fresh off a Div. II state championship. Last week in Homer, the Stars took second, only behind defending smallschools state champion Homer, giving Gardner hopes that the team can finish in the top three at the state meet after a fifth-place finish in 2018. “If everyone stays healthy and grade eligible, we’ll see how it shakes out,” he said.
The spirit of the Luke Spruill Memorial Tournament at Kenai Central High School was on full display Saturday in the KCHS gym, where the Homer Mariners walked off with the team championship. The tournament is dedicated to the memory of Luke Spruill, a former Kenai Central wrestler and twotime state champion who was killed in a Bristol Bay fishing accident in 2004 at the age of 27. At the end of the day, the Most Outstanding Wrestler award was given to Soldotna junior Zach Burns, who won the 140-pound weight class Saturday. Burns is in the midst of a comeback two years in the
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Homer’s Russell Nyvall grabs Soldotna’s Peyton Lawton in a headlock Saturday at the Luke Spruill Memorial Tournament at Kenai Central High School in Kenai. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
Brown Bears get swept by Nordiques on road Staff report Peninsula Clarion
The Kenai River Brown Bears were swept on the road by the Maine Nordiques on Friday and Saturday in North American Hockey League action. The Brown Bears fell 3-2 on Friday before dropping a 6-4 contest on Saturday. Friday in Lewiston, Maine, the Bears gave up a third-period lead but the narrow shave left head coach Kevin Murdock optimistic that the Bears are improving. “This is really the first real road trip of the season, the first big road trip with a 23-hour travel day,” Murdock said Friday. “Getting in and having to turn around and play a game the next day … for them, it’s a bit of a learning curve to play games.
“They’ve shown flashes of how good we are capable of being.” Earlier in the season, the Bears won four straight on the road, then won three of five on a recent homestand. Kenai River led 2-1 in the third period after a power-play goal by Logan Ritchie early in the frame, but a few costly mistakes in the final minutes allowed Maine to rally for the win. A hooking call on Ritchie set up a power play for the Nordiques, who tied it up at 2-all with 3:36 left in the game on a goal by Cale Dubrul. Maine then scored the go-ahead goal with 2:57 left to play on a shot by Kevin Pitts, who skated into the open crease on a pass from the corner by Makem Demers to take the lead. “That tying goal gave them a ton of momentum,” Murdock said. “We
weren’t able to answer when the puck dropped for the next shift.” The final frame punctuated a night that saw the Brown Bears outshot badly in the first two periods with a 38-15 advantage for Maine. The Nordiques ended up outshooting Kenai River 51-28 overall. “I just think they played with a little more urgency than us,” Murdock said. “It was a sloppy game, but I thought Maine played really well. I don’t think we played near to our ability for the better part of the game.” Landon Pavlisin, the most recent Midwest Division star of the week, finished with 48 saves. Maine goalie Connor Androlewicz stopped 26 of 28 shots. Murdock said Pavlisin has been a calming influence in goal for the Bears, and in a loss like Friday the
stat sheet doesn’t tell the whole story. “He’s been really good the last few weekends, he’s playing very confident,” he said. “He’s been making saves like usual, and that’s exactly what you want out of your goalie.” Peter Morgan put the Bears on the board first late in the first period to net his first goal of the season. Murdock said the line of Morgan, Cody Moline and Porter Schachle worked well together, resulting in the first goal. Maine came back to tie it up early in the second period on a Jacob Crespo score, but the Bears grabbed the lead back at 5:13 of the third period on a power play. Murdock said the Bears did well moving the puck around, eventually landing it on Ritchie’s stick on a redirect from Preston Weeks. Crespo and Trey LaBarge were
both given major misconduct penalties from fighting with just under nine minutes to go in the third period, setting up the late drama. Saturday, the Bears fell into a 3-1 hole after the first period and never were able to get out of it. Green started the scoring for the Nordiques in the first period, but Ritchie answered with 3:33 left in the first, on assists from Eagle River’s Zach Krajnik and Theo Thrun. But Emmanuel Sanchez and Noah Kane scored before the end of the first to give the Nordiques a crucial edge. In the second period, Robert McCollum had a power-play goal, assisted by Krajnik and Thrun, to get the Bears within one. But for the second time in the game, the Nordiques scored in See BEARS, Page B2
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The starkest contrast to recent seasons is the lack of Hutchisons on the team this year. The 10 Hutchison siblings dominated the sport of wrestling in Alaska from the mid-90s to last year, when the youngest, Gideon, stepped off the mat at the state meet with a silver medal. Since 1995, five Hutchison siblings racked up 12 state championships, including four each by 2006 Skyview grad Eli and 2016 SoHi grad Seth. Gardner said the Hutchison line coming to an end was an inevitability, even though it still hasn’t sunk in. “As a coach, it is weird,” Gardner said. “We’ll still get Eli coming around helping in coaching, but it’s been a great run with that family, a great success story. It’ll be a little different without (parents) Mike and Mary there every weekend.” The Stars return four of their six boys state placers last year, and their lone girls state placer as well. Leading that group is senior Aaron Faletoi, who is looking repeat as state champion at 215 pounds. “He should do very well,” Gardner predicted. “He had some challenges last year, so it won’t be just a cakewalk through it, but if he stays solid and keeps at it, he should do well again.” Gardner said he’ll be relying on points from Faletoi and others because two regular points scorers will be gone this year — Brayde Wolfe moved with his family to Reno, Nevada, while senior Hudson Metcalf is out for the season with a football injury. Gardner said Metcalf would have been a solid state placer at 189 pounds. “Losing those 30 or 40 points with those two missing, that’s huge,” he said. Other potential state placers from SoHi include seniors Melvin Lloyd and Eli Floyd at heavyweight, juniors Max Rogers and Hunter Secor at 112 pounds, junior Zach
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quick succession to jump far out front again. With 15:00 and 14:32 remaining, Green and Jack Strauss scored to put Maine out front 5-2. Kenai River did fight back, eventually cutting it to 5-4 with 5:49 to play. Cody Moline, assisted by Wasilla’s Porter Schachle and Peter Morgan, and Ryan Reid, assisted by Moline and Morgan, had the goals. But the Brown Bears couldn’t find the equalizer and Vincent DeSanctis settled things with an empty-net goal with 28 seconds left. Pavlisin had 23 saves for the Bears, while Androlewicz stopped 28 for the Nordiques. The Bears stay on the road to face the Northeast (Massachusetts) Generals
Burns at 145, sophomore Wayne Mellon (an East transfer who won a Cook Inlet Conference title last year) at 152 or 160, junior Dennis Taylor at 152 or 160, and junior Sean Babitt, who took fourth last year at state at 171 pounds. Gardner said SoHi also features a talented freshmen class that includes Salvator McMaster at 103, Ezekiel Miller at 125, Scott Michael at 125, Isaac Chavarria 130 or 135, Jakob Brown at 135 or 140, Hunter Richardson at 145 and Liam Babitt at 171. “Freshmen win titles if they’re willing to put the time in,” he said. On the girls side, a pair of seniors return looking for championship hardware in Amanda Wylie at 160 and Vydell Baker at 125. Gardner said Wylie could wrestle down to 145 pounds, where he expects her to make it to the state finals again. Wylie finished second at 160 last year. Gardner also noted freshman Trinity Donovan at 135 pounds, indicating that she has a lot of potential. “She could win it all as a freshman,” he said. “She’s that talented, she’s got grit.”
KENAI KARDINALS Stan Steffensen returns to coach the Kardinals, which are staying steady at 25 kids, he said. “For our goals, we just want each kid to get better than before,” Steffensen said about the young team. The longtime peninsula coach said Kenai made up T-shirts this year with the slogan, “The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday,” printed upon them. Steffensen said that suits a team like Kenai, which is targeting individual glory. “That’s our goal,” he said. “We’re still in the process of making some goals as a team.” Steffensen said the biggest battle will be staying healthy, because there are several potential state placers in the Kenai weight room. Last year, the Kards got
on Friday and Saturday, with both games starting at 3 p.m. AKDT. Friday Nordiques 3, Brown Bears 2 Kenai River 1 0 1 —2 Maine 0 1 2 —3 1st period — 1. Kenai River, Morgan (Schachle, Moline), 16:57. Penalties — Kenai River 1 for 2:00; Maine 1 for 2:00. 2nd period — 2. Maine, Crespo (Fox, Kane), 5:51. Penalties — Kenai River 1 for 2:00. 3rd period — 3. Kenai River, Ritchie (Weeks, Lajoie), PP, 5:13; 4. Maine, Dubrul (Fox, Demers) PP, 16:24; 5. Maine, Pitts (Demers), 17:03. Penalties — Kenai River 6 for 23:00; Maine 5 for 21:00. Shots on goal — Kenai River 7-8-13—28; Maine 17-21-13—51. Goalies — Kenai River, Pavlisin (51 shots, 48 saves); Maine, Androlewicz (28 shots, 26 saves). Power plays — Kenai River 1 for 2; Maine 1 for 4. Saturday Nordiques 6, Brown Bears 4 Kenai River 1 1 2 — 4 Maine 3 0 3 — 6 First period — 1. Maine, Green (Fox), 11:36; 2. Kenai River, Ritchie (Krajnik, Thrun), 16:27; 3. Maine, Sanchez (Rivet, DeSanctis), 18:00; 4. Maine, Kane (Green, Fox), 18:09. Penalties — none. Second period — 5. Kenai River, McCollum (Krajnik, Thrun), pp, 17:33. Penalties — Kenai River 1 for 2:00; Maine 1 for 2:00. Third period — 6. Maine, Green (Fox), 5:00; 7. Maine, Strauss (Grimshaw, Lofdahl), 5:28; 8. Kenai River, Moline (Schachle, Morgan), 11:17; 9. Kenai River, Reid (Moline, Morgan), 14:11; 10. Maine, DeSanctis (Pitts), en, 19:32. Penalties — Maine 3 for 6:00. Shots on goal — Kenai River 13-7-12—32; Maine 11-9-9—29. Goalies — Kenai River, Pavlisin (28 shots, 23 saves); Maine, Androlewicz (32 shots, 28 saves). Power plays — Kenai River 1 for 4; Maine 0-1.
Astros even Series WASHINGTON (AP) — Not bad for a TBA. Unheralded rookie José Urquidy outpitched all those big-name aces who preceded him, quieting Washington’s bats and the Nationals Park crowd, too. Alex Bregman busted out of his slump with a go-ahead single in the first inning and a grand slam in the seventh, and the resurgent Houston Astros routed the Nationals 8-1 Saturday night to pull even at two games apiece in an unpredictable World Series that’s been one big road show. Urquidy had never pitched above Class A before this year. This stage seemed surreal. “A couple of moments,” he said, “I was thinking about, oh my God, I’m in a World Series pitching.” Game 1 winner Max
Scherzer takes the mound Sunday night hoping to get Washington a home Series victory for the first time since the Senators won at Griffith Stadium in 1933. In a rematch of the opener, Gerrit Cole goes for Houston after losing for the first time since May. Visiting teams have won the first four games for the first time since 1996, when the Yankees broke the pattern in Game 6 against Atlanta to take the title. Game 6 will be Tuesday night in Houston, when the Astros lose their road-field advantage. “This is what it’s all about,” Bregman said. “This is a beautiful thing. It’s two teams battling it out. They’ve got great pitching, great offenses. It’s been fun so far, and just want to keep it rolling.”
three state placers — Talon Whicker finished fourth at 103 pounds, Tucker Vann was third at 160 and Rocky Sherbahn was sixth at 215. This season, Whicker is a sophomore at 112 pounds, Vann is a senior at 171 and Sherbahn is a junior at 215. Steffensen said having all three guys back is a big relief for the team. “A good goal is to have all three guys place again in the state tournament,” he said. “A better goal would be to get five or six guys to place, and then after that, who knows?” Vann is the only senior on the team, but is a clear leader, Steffensen said. Behind Vann, Kenai will have potential point scorers in junior Quinn Baze at 145, sophomore Isaiah Ticknor at 135 and a loaded class of freshmen. Steffensen said the freshmen class provides a lot of depth for a Kenai team in need of it. The rookie class includes Zack Rodman at 103 pounds, Owen Whicker at 112, Rey Perez at 119, Andrew Gaethle at 125, Jason Koenig at 152 (a state placer at the Tanana Invitational for middle school last year), Dakari Robinson at 160, Zach Halstead at 160, Julian Yakunin at 189, Branch Keller at heavyweight and Jaden Garner at 125 (a school district champion in middle school).
NIKISKI BULLDOGS Head coach Adam Anders returns for another season with 23 athletes in the room. Anders said he has a good mix of grapplers this season. “Some have been doing it forever and some are trying it for the first time,” he said. “The club team’s been doing good, a lot of kids that come into our school have that experience at the club level.” The 2018 Bulldogs squad finished third as a team at the Kachemak Conference meet with two individual region champions — Griffin Gray at 103 pounds and Dustin Mullins at 215. The bad news is that Nikiski lost both region champs. Mullins graduated and Gray transferred to another school.
The good news is that Nikiski had a lot of athletes that came close to winning or placing at state last year, and the returning crop of kids could make up for the deficit, Anders said. “It’s early but there’s no reason we can’t have a better result,” Anders said about 2019 expectations. “We have every reason to. We’re bringing back a lot of talented kids with more experience and another year under their belt.” Also returning among region finalists is junior Jaryn Zoda, a 2018 runner-up at 112 pounds and junior Koleman McCaughey, a region runnerup at 160. Zoda moved up to 130 pounds this year, while McCaughey will compete at 171. Behind them, Anders said Nikiski has state potential in senior Jordan Fleming at 135 pounds, sophomore Simon Grenier at 160, senior Mason Payne at 152, junior Caleb Weeks at 140, senior Joey Yourkoski at 119, freshman Dwight Mullins at 160 and junior Caileb Payne at 189. On the girls side, Nikiski returns seniors Destiny Martin and Tawnisha Freeman at 130 pounds, both of whom could contend for a state title, Anders said.
HOMER MARINERS The defending state champions and the fourtime defending Kachemak Conference champions have already shown glimpses of brilliance as they chase another championship this fall, starting with team victories at the Bidarka Round Robin Rumble Oct. 19 in Homer and the Luke Spruill Memorial tournament Saturday at Kenai. And, head coach Chris Perk said that is without three top-ranked wrestlers that are currently sidelined with injuries from football season. “We definitely have a new young crop with enthusiasm, and as a whole, a new group that we’re looking forward to working with,” Perk said. For the early part of the season, the Mariners will miss junior Josh Bradshaw (took fourth last year at state
at 152 pounds), sophomore Kamdyn Doughty at 215 pounds and freshman Carter Tennison (a Tanana Conference champion in middle school) at 215. “That’s a big setback,” Perk said. “Hopefully we can keep them mentally focused with us.” Perk said the team’s biggest challenger at the region meet this year could be Redington, which has seen a burgeoning roster of wrestlers, while he predicts Bethel and Glennallen will yet again clash with the Mariners for the state title in December. Joining Perk this year on the coaching sidelines is Justin Zank, who has officially taken over as the head coach of the team. Zank formerly coached at Voznesenka and produced several state champions, most recently Max Kusnetsov last year. Zank will lead a coaching staff of Perk, Bubba Wells and Adam Diaz, among other volunteers on the team, and said the meeting of minds between Zank and the rest of the Homer staff has been a huge bonus. “It’s neat to bring him in,” Perk said. “I’d call myself a student of the sport, and I like what he brings in. This is cool. For years, we would watched the Voz kids do a spiral half ride move, and I was always wanting to know, how does he set that up? Now we get to see it first hand. “He has good command, he’s a good teacher and really breaks the moves down.” Zank and company will need to figure out who will replace the point-scoring quartet of last year’s state champions — Seth Inama at 125 pounds, Luciano Fasulo at 135, Wayne Newman at 140 and Jadin Mann at heavyweight. All four are gone to graduation. “It was an amazing group,” Perk explained. “Those guys came in as freshman and made a big impact. When we won (state in 2015), we had these freshmen that placed higher than we thought they’d ever before. It was an incredible group and we were able to ride that group of athletes for four years.”
The returning cast to watch for this year includes senior Mose Hayes at 160 pounds (state runner-up last year), senior Ryan Hicks (a conference champion at 189) at 215, senior Anthony Kalugin at 215, junior Austin Cline at 125, freshman Russell Nyvall at 125 (a triple-crown winner at the club state tournament) and sophomore Alex Hicks at heavyweight. Homer also graduated 2018 Girls Outstanding Wrestler of the Year McKenzie Cook, who won a fourth state title last year at 145 pounds. While Cook is gone, the Mariners still have nine girls on the team, led by junior Sadie Blake (sixth at state last year) at 125, senior Mina Cavasos at 125, senior Rayana Vigil from New Mexico (Perk said Vigil is ranked top 10 in the nation at 189 pounds), senior Autumn Daigle at 112 and junior Mariah Grimes at 160.
Southeast Division Atlanta 2 0 1.000 — Miami 2 0 1.000 — Charlotte 1 1 .500 1 Orlando 1 1 .500 1 Washington 1 2 .333 1½ Central Division Cleveland 1 1 .500 — Milwaukee 1 1 .500 — Detroit 1 2 .333 ½ Chicago 1 2 .333 ½ Indiana 0 2 .000 1 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division Dallas 2 0 1.000 — San Antonio 2 0 1.000 — Houston 1 1 .500 1 Memphis 0 2 .000 2 New Orleans 0 3 .000 2½ Northwest Division Denver 2 0 1.000 — Minnesota 2 0 1.000 — Utah 2 1 .667 ½ Portland 1 1 .500 1 Oklahoma City 0 2 .000 2 Pacific Division Phoenix 2 1 .667 — L.A. Clippers 2 1 .667 — L.A. Lakers 1 1 .500 ½ Golden State 0 1 .000 1 Sacramento 0 3 .000 2
Vegas 12 7 5 0 14 37 34 Anaheim 12 7 5 0 14 30 26 Calgary 13 6 5 2 14 36 39 Arizona 10 6 3 1 13 31 22 Vancouver 10 6 3 1 13 35 25 San Jose 11 4 6 1 9 29 38 Los Angeles 11 4 7 0 8 30 44 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.
SEWARD SEAHAWKS In Hemstock’s final year of coaching, the Seward wrestling team has seen a jump of nearly threefold in team size, from five kids last year to 14 this year. “I think we were just down in numbers (in 2018) and then we had a couple kids coming out and try it out, they’re putting their toes in the pond,” Hemstock explained. “I think it’s a good crew.” Thomas Ooka was Seward’s only state placer last year with a sixth-place result at 130 pounds, but Hemstock said Ooka is not returning this year. For the rest of them, Seward has some potential, Hemstock said. On the girls side, the Seahawks return Naomi Ifflander, the defending region champ at 112 pounds, as well as senior Priscilla Stoltz at 135 pounds. The Seward boys return region placers in senior Jaden Van Dyke at 152 pounds, sophomore Steven Harshman at 171 and sophomore Kekoa Albino at 215. From there, Seward could get consistent points from senior Dillon Marcus at heavyweight and junior Lucas Brockman at 160.
scoreboard Football Major College Scores EAST Buffalo 43, Cent. Michigan 20< CCSU 28, LIU 0< Cornell 37, Brown 35< Duquesne 28, Wagner 24< Elon 38, Rhode Island 13< Florida A&M 24, Morgan St. 12< Holy Cross 31, Colgate 10< Lafayette 21, Bucknell 17< Lehigh 27, Georgetown 24< Maine 34, William & Mary 25< Marshall 26, W. Kentucky 23< Merrimack 24, Presbyterian 21< Miami 16, Pittsburgh 12< Navy 41, Tulane 38< Princeton 30, Harvard 24< Richmond 35, Delaware 25< Robert Morris 24, Bryant 20< Rutgers 44, Liberty 34< Sacred Heart 36, St. Francis (Pa.) 33, OT< San Jose St. 34, Army 29< Stony Brook 36, Villanova 35< UConn 56, UMass 35< Yale 46, Penn 41< SOUTH Alcorn St. 27, Southern U. 13< Appalachian St. 30, South Alabama 3< Austin Peay 58, Tennessee Tech 21< Campbell 49, Gardner-Webb 47, 3OT< Charlotte 39, North Texas 38< FAU 41, Old Dominion 3< Florida St. 35, Syracuse 17< Furman 28, W. Carolina 7< Georgia Southern 41, New Mexico St. 7< Hampton 56, Va. Lynchburg 6< Jacksonville St. 14, Murray St. 12< James Madison 27, Towson 10< Kennesaw St. 41, North Alabama 17< Louisville 28, Virginia 21< MVSU 35, Texas Southern 14< Marist 27, Davidson 21< Middle Tennessee 50, FIU 17< NC A&T 64, Howard 6< NC Central 30, Delaware St. 23< North Carolina 20, Duke 17< SC State 27, Bethune-Cookman 19< Samford 24, ETSU 17< South Florida 45, East Carolina 20< The Citadel 35, Mercer 24< Wofford 35, Chattanooga 34, OT< MIDWEST Butler 24, Jacksonville 14< Drake 36, Morehead St. 17< E. Kentucky 33, E. Illinois 6< Illinois 24, Purdue 6< Illinois St. 24, Indiana St. 7< Indiana 38, Nebraska 31< Iowa 20, Northwestern 0< Kansas 37, Texas Tech 34< Kansas St. 48, Oklahoma 41< Miami (Ohio) 23, Kent St. 16< Minnesota 52, Maryland 10< N. Dakota St. 23, S. Dakota St. 16< N. Illinois 49, Akron 0< N. Iowa 29, Missouri St. 6< North Dakota 16, Montana St. 12< Ohio 34, Ball St. 21< Ohio St. 38, Wisconsin 7< Oklahoma St. 34, Iowa St. 27< Penn St. 28, Michigan St. 7< S. Illinois 48, South Dakota 28< SE Missouri 17, UT Martin 10< San Diego 50, Dayton 38< Toledo 37, E. Michigan 34, OT< Valparaiso 19, Stetson 10< W. Michigan 49, Bowling Green 10< Youngstown St. 59, W. Illinois 14< SOUTHWEST Arkansas St. 38, Texas St. 14< Cent. Arkansas 29, Sam Houston St. 25< Grambling St. 39, Ark.-Pine Bluff 33< Louisiana Tech 42, UTEP 21< McNeese St. 33, Stephen F. Austin 10< Memphis 42, Tulsa 41< Northwestern St. 44, Incarnate Word 41, OT< SE Louisiana 52, Houston Baptist 13< Southern Miss. 20, Rice 6< TCU 37, Texas 27< Texas A&M 49, Mississippi St. 30< FAR WEST Air Force 31, Utah St. 7< Colorado St. 41, Fresno St. 31< Hawaii 45, New Mexico 31<
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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 7 0 .125 99 195 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 6 2 0 .750 211 132 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 Thursday’s Games Minnesota 19, Washington 9 Sunday’s Games 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’s Games Miami at Pittsburgh, 4:15 p.m. All Times AKDT
Baseball Postseason Glance WORLD SERIES (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) Washington 2, Houston 2 Tuesday, Oct. 22: Washington 5, Houston 4 Wednesday, Oct. 23: Washington 12, Houston 3 Friday, Oct. 25: Houston 4, Washington 1 Saturday, Oct. 26: Houston 8, Washington 1 Sunday, Oct. 27: Houston at Washington, 4:07 p.m. (Fox) Tuesday, Oct. 29: Washington at Houston, 4:07 p.m. (Fox) All Times AKDT
Basketball NBA Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Philadelphia 2 0 1.000 — Boston 2 1 .667 ½ Toronto 2 1 .667 ½ Brooklyn 1 1 .500 1 New York 0 3 .000 2½
Friday’s Games Boston 112, Toronto 106 Minnesota 121, Charlotte 99 Brooklyn 113, New York 109 Chicago 110, Memphis 102 Dallas 123, New Orleans 116 Washington 97, Oklahoma City 85 Denver 108, Phoenix 107, OT Portland 122, Sacramento 112 L.A. Lakers 95, Utah 86 Saturday’s Games Miami 131, Milwaukee 126, OT Philadelphia 117, Detroit 111 Atlanta 103, Orlando 99 Boston 118, New York 95 Cleveland 110, Indiana 99 Houston 126, New Orleans 123 Toronto 108, Chicago 84 San Antonio 124, Washington 122 Utah 113, Sacramento 81 Phoenix 130, L.A. Clippers 122 Sunday’s Games Golden State at Oklahoma City, 11:30 a.m. Brooklyn at Memphis, 2 p.m. Miami at Minnesota, 3 p.m. Portland at Dallas, 3 p.m. Charlotte at L.A. Lakers, 5:30 p.m. All Times AKDT
Hockey NHL Standings EASTERN C ONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Buffalo 12 9 2 1 19 42 30 Boston 10 7 1 2 16 29 20 Toronto 13 6 5 2 14 46 45 Tampa Bay 10 5 3 2 12 34 32 Florida 10 4 2 4 12 35 39 Montreal 11 5 4 2 12 41 36 Detroit 11 3 8 0 6 23 40 Ottawa 10 2 7 1 5 24 35 Metropolitan Division Washington 13 8 2 3 19 50 43 Carolina 11 7 3 1 15 37 29 N.Y. Islanders 10 7 3 0 14 29 24 Pittsburgh 12 7 5 0 14 39 30 Columbus 11 5 4 2 12 30 39 Philadelphia 9 5 3 1 11 32 26 N.Y. Rangers 8 3 4 1 7 25 27 New Jersey 9 2 5 2 6 22 36 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division Colorado 11 8 2 1 17 44 30 Nashville 11 7 3 1 15 45 34 St. Louis 11 5 3 3 13 32 35 Winnipeg 12 6 6 0 12 32 37 Dallas 13 4 8 1 9 25 36 Minnesota 11 4 7 0 8 26 37 Chicago 9 2 5 2 6 20 30 Pacific Division Edmonton 11 8 2 1 17 35 27
Friday’s Games Colorado 6, Vegas 1 Toronto 4, San Jose 1 Arizona 5, New Jersey 3 N.Y. Islanders 4, Ottawa 2 Buffalo 2, Detroit 0 Washington 6, Vancouver 5, SO Saturday’s Games Carolina 4, Chicago 0 Montreal 5, Toronto 2 Nashville 3, Tampa Bay 2, OT Boston 3, St. Louis 0 Philadelphia 7, Columbus 4 Minnesota 5, Los Angeles 1 Pittsburgh 3, Dallas 0 Anaheim 5, Colorado 2 Winnipeg 2, Calgary 1, OT Sunday’s Games Florida at Edmonton, noon St. Louis at Detroit, 1 p.m. Los Angeles at Chicago, 3 p.m. San Jose at Ottawa, 3 p.m. Boston at N.Y. Rangers, 3 p.m. Philadelphia vs. N.Y. Islanders at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 3 p.m. Anaheim at Vegas, 4 p.m. All Times AKDT
Conference Semifinals Eastern Conference Wednesday, Oct. 23 Toronto 2, New York City 1 Thursday, Oct. 24 Atlanta 2, Philadelphia 0 Western Conference Wednesday, Oct. 23 Seattle 2, Salt Lake 0 Thursday, Oct. 24 Los Angeles 5, LA Galaxy 3 Conference Championships Tuesday, Oct. 29 Seattle at Los Angeles, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30 Toronto at Atlanta, 4 p.m. All Times AKDT
BASEBALL National League PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Assigned C Steven Baron and 2B Jake Elmore and Corban Joseph outright to Indianapolis (IL). BASKETBALL National Basketball Association CLEVELAND CAVALIERS — Agreed to terms with F Cedi Osman on a four-year contract extension. FOOTBALL National Football League INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Released DT Lyndon Johnson from the practice squad. Signed RB Bruce Anderson III to the practice squad. LOS ANGELES CHARGERS — Placed S Nasir Adderley on IR. Activated OT Russell Okung. NEW YORK JETS — Released G Kelechi Osemele. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES — Signed DT Bruce Hector from the practice squad. TENNESSEE TITANS — Waived DL Matt Dickerson and RB Dalyn Dawkins. Signed WR Kalif Raymond and DB Kareem Orr from the practice squad. HOCKEY National Hockey League BUFFALO SABRES — Assigned D William Borgen to Rochester (AHL). CAROLINA HURRICANES — Reassigned F Brian Gibbons to Charlotte (AHL). NASHVILLE PREDATORS — Recalled F Anthony Richard from Milwaukee (AHL). ECHL ECHL — Suspended Newfoundland C Matt Bradley one game.
Sunday, October 27, 2019
Soldotna volleyball takes 7th in gold bracket Staff Report Peninsula Clarion
The Soldotna volleyball team emerged the biggest winners Saturday at the Dimond-Service tournament at Service High School with a seventh-place finish in the gold championship bracket. Behind the Stars, the peninsula was well represented. Nikiski tied for third in the silver championship bracket, while Homer finished second in the silver consolation bracket. In the bronze bracket, Kenai Central won the championship.
Soldotna snapped up the top seed from pool C on Friday with a 6-2 record, putting the Stars in the tournament’s gold bracket. From there, SoHi began Saturday’s bracket play with a 2-1 loss to Palmer, with scores of 25-17, 16-25 and 4-15. That dropped SoHi into a loser-out contest with Colony, which the Stars lost 2-1 with game scores of 19-25, 25-19 and 11-15. The Dimond Lynx ended up winning the gold championship with a 2-1 win over Wasilla in the final. Nikiski started its Saturday run in the silver
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making, after tearing his labrum in his left hip as a freshman and missing the rest of the 2017 season, then missing the entire 2018 season after getting surgery to repair it. Now as a junior, Burns is back to enjoying the sport he loves and lives to compete in. “I’ve been working hard in practice, getting healthy, drinking water and losing weight,” Burns said. “Working out, going in after school and getting in shape.” Homer clinched the team title Saturday with 125 points, just enough to beat out Soldotna by three points. The host Kardinals finished third with 51. The spirit of the Spruill award recognizes the wrestler who showcases a variety of qualities, most notably dedication, coachability, kindness, sportsmanship, leadership, tenacity, a can-do attitude and serves as a coach to others. Stan Steffensen, who coached Spruill, said Burns was a perfect candidate for the honor as an athlete that presents all of those qualities. “Luke could be sick the day before, and you could switch practice times, and Luke would figure out a way to get there,” Steffensen
championship bracket with a 2-1 win over North Pole with scores of 25-22, 21-25 and 15-12. The Bulldogs then lost to West Valley in the semifinals 2-1 with scores of 25-15, 24-26 and 5-15. Homer’s Saturday run in the silver bracket began with a 2-1 loss to Thunder Mountain with scores of 17-25, 25-19 and 10-15. That dropped the Mariners into a consolation bracket, where they beat North Pole 2-0 with scores of 25-19 and 25-18, but then lost to West in the consolation final 2-0 with scores of 25-14 and 25-18.
said. “He was the cream of the crop, and he always rises to the top.” SoHi coach Neldon Gardner also knew Spruill personally, and said Burns relishes the sport with the same attitude that Spruill exhibited. “Zach’s the type of kid that the outstanding wrestler is after,” Gardner said. “No matter what happens, he continues to work hard and get better. Zach’s gotten his hip labrum repaired and he’s looking good.” It was three meets into his freshman year that Burns hurt his hip, during the Homer duals, which forced him out for the rest of the year. As a former borough middle school champion, Burns said he was anxious to get back out there and compete, but when the nagging issue required a surgical procedure to repair it for good, it meant another lost season. Burns said he had to travel to Colorado for the surgery. He said six months of physical therapy, upper body workouts and cardio days made for some tough sledding on the comeback trail. Now, back with his teammates, the junior is feeling back to normal. “It’s good to be back,” Burns said. “It’s nice to be able to actually work hard now and get better at wrestling.” Homer picked up six individual championships to secure the Spruill team title, and coach Chris Perk said the team showed some
Kenai’s run to the bronze title began with a 2-0 win over Juneau with scores of 25-16 and 25-23, and the Kardinals took the crown with a 2-0 win over Grace Christian with scores of 25-16 and 25-17. Peninsula teams began play Friday with eight total games of pool play. Nikiski took fourth in pool D with a 2-6 record, while Homer went 3-5 in pool B. The results put both the Bulldogs and Mariners in the tournament’s silver bracket. Kenai went 2-6 Friday to finish fifth in pool C, placing the Kardinals in the
impressive improvement in the early weeks of the season, “We’re building our list,” Perk said. “What do we’ve got to work on to get better? (Head coach) Justin Zank’s been pushing that all year long, every day let’s be better than we were yesterday. As coaches, we come in with a list of things for the kids to be better.” Homer was scheduled to send part of its team to Unalaska for a meet, but the closure of the airport after a plane skidded off the runway last week forced the whole team to head up to Kenai for the Spruill tournament. Perk said the rescheduled meet made it easier on the team, if not the individual matchups. “You want your higher-level kids to get pushed every once in a while,” he said. “This was a good time to be pushed.” Nikiski wrestlers win Bush Brawl The Nikiski wrestling team won the Bush Brawl in Kotzebue on Friday and Saturday. The Bulldogs scored 260.5 points for the victory, while Kotzebue was second with 182 points at the 21-team meet. Nikiski was led by a meet championship from Jaryn Zoda at 130 pounds. Zoda pinned each of the three wrestlers he faced. Finishing second for Nikiski
tournament’s bronze bracket. Soldotna split with Monroe 15-25 and 25-13, split with Service 25-14 and 20-25, beat West 25-17 and 27-25, and beat Kenai 28-26 and 25-21. Homer lost to Wasilla 21-25 and 16-25, split with North Pole 27-29 and 25-10, lost to Eagle River 25-27 and 11-25, and beat Juneau 25-16 and 25-17. Nikiski lost to Colony 16-25 and 14-25, split with Lathrop 21-25 and 26-24, lost to East 18-25 and 15-25, and split with Thunder Mountain 22-25 and 25-23.
were Liam Quiner at 112, Jordan Fleming at 140, Mason Payne at 152, Simon Grenier at 160, Koleman McCaughey at 171 and Caileb Payne at 189. Brady Bostic at 135, Christian Caddock at 140, Caleb Weeks at 145, Timothy Goodnight at 171 and Destiny Martin at girls 135 were third for Nikiski, while Joey Yourkoski at 119, Dwight Mullins at 160 and Jesse Colton at 171 were fourth. Taking fifth for the Bulldogs were Ayden Fleming at 125 and Tawnisha Freeman at girls 135. Luke Spruill Memorial Tournament
Saturday at Kenai Central High School Team scores — 1. Homer, 125 points; 2. Soldotna, 122; 3. Kenai Central, 51. Individual champions 112 — Owen Whicker, Ken, maj. dec. 12-2 over Simon Secor, Sol; 119 — Hunter Secor, Sol, (2-0) over Talon Whicker, Ken; 125 — Austin Cline, Hom, (2-0) over Rollin Madden, Sol, (1-1); 130 — Scott Michael, Sol, dec. 7-6 Isaac Chavarria, Sol; 135 — Jakob Brown, Sol, (2-0) over Isaiah Ticknor, Ken, (0-2); 140 — Zach Burns, Sol, (2-0) over Thomas Anderson, Sol, (02); 145 — Hunter Richardson, Sol, (3-0) over Nestor Kalugin, Hom, (2-1); 152 — Antonin Murachev, Hom, pin 3:10 Cayleb Diaz, Hom; 160 — Mose Hayes, Hom, (2-1) over Dennis Taylor, Sol, (2-1); 171 — Edson Knapp, Hom, (2-0) over Jordan Henley, Sol, (1-1); 189 — Sean Babitt, Sol, (2-0) over Julian Yakunin, Ken, (1-1); 215 — Anthony Kalugin, Hom, (2-0) over Rocky Sherbahn, Ken, (1-1); 285 — Alex Hicks, Hom, (2-0) over Logan Katzenberger, Sol, (1-1). 3rd-place 112 — Kayden Crosby, Hom, pin :37 over Zander Moore, Hom; 125 — Rey Perez, Ken, (0-2); 130 — Russell Nyvall, Hom, SV 10-8 Andrew Gaethle, Ken; 145 — Logan Counts, Hom, (1-2) over Quinn Baze, Ken, (0-3); 152 — Zach Halstead, Ken, pin 1:11 Josh Hall, Sol; 160 — Dakota Moonin, Hom, (1-2) over Clifford McElrea, Sol, (1-2); 171 — Isaac Denbrock, Ken, (0-2); 189 — Casper Von, Hom, (0-2); 215 — Conor Boyd, Sol, (0-2); 285 — Nick Barber, Hom, (0-2). Girls champions 119 — Autumn Daigle, Hom, (2-0) over Cecilia Fitzpatrick, Hom, (1-1); 135 — Mischelle Wells, Hom, (2-0) over Alicia Bianchi, Hom, (0-2); 189 — Amanda Wylie, Sol, (2-0) over Mariah Grimes, Sol, (0-2). 3rd place 119 — Ann Graham, Hom (0-2).
Kenai split with Service 21-25 and 25-18, lost to West 23-25 and 23-25, split with Monroe 25-19 and 22-25, and lost to Soldotna 26-28 and 21-25. Seward splits in Valley The Seward volleyball team split a pair of Southcentral Conference matches Friday and Saturday, beating Houston 3-0 before losing to Redington 3-2. Complete scores were not available as the Clarion went to press, but Redington was able to fend Seward off in the final set 15-12.
Wildcats upset Sooners MANHATTAN, Kan. — Skylar Thompson and Kansas State dealt a big blow to No. 5 Oklahoma’s national title hopes. Thompson threw for 213 yards and ran for four touchdowns, the defense did just enough against Heisman Trophy contender Jalen Hurts and the Sooners’ prolific offense, and Kansas State held on through a harrowing fourth quarter for a 48-41 victory Saturday. It wasn’t certain until Oklahoma (7-1, 4-1 Big 12) tried on onside kick with 1:45 left. The ball caromed downfield and the Sooners recovered, but a review showed one of their players touched it a yard early. The overturned call allowed new coach Chris Klieman to run out the clock on the Wildcats’ first home win over the Sooners since 1996, and just their third win in Manhattan over a Top 10 team. It was the third consecutive week a Top 10 team lost to an unranked foe.
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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2019
Your plants will appreciate it Covering your ground with organic materials stems the growth of weeds and enriches the soil By Lee Reich Associated Press
Nature abhors bare ground, and so should you. Her response to naked earth is to clothe it, a job at which many weeds excel. Bare soil is too easily blown and washed away by wind and water. Rainfall pounding on it seals pores, making it much harder for water to penetrate. This further contributes to erosion, which snowballs as moving water increases speed and carves out rivulets and then gullies. Bare soil is also thrashed by sunlight, which creates a hot, dry root environment in summer. In winter, cold penetrates deepest in bare soil. Those weeds that naturally protect bare soil have some obvious drawbacks in the garden. So one way to keep garden soil protected and free of weeds in the coming months is to keep it covered with something else: mulch. Consider laying mulch over any bare ground. Mulching does more than just keeps weeds at bay and soil protected from the elements. On garden paths, a surface covering diffuses pressure from footsteps, wheelbarrow wheels and tractor tires. Plants
aren’t growing in paths, but rainfall still must penetrate the soil there, and some roots of plants bordering paths find their way there.
Multiple benefits from organic materiels Except for stones, bricks and other inorganic materials that are sometimes used as mulches in paths and rarely if ever need replenishing, the best materials for mulching everywhere in the garden are organic. These materials — compost, straw, pine needles, leaves, wood chips and the like — need regular renewal because, with time, they decompose. (“Organic materials” are materials that were once living.) Don’t begrudge organic materials for disappearing, though. As they do, they enrich the ground with soil-building humus, release nutrients into the soil, and nourish beneficial soil microorganisms. When we lay these materials on top of the ground rather than digging them in, they can protect the surface, and their goodness gradually seeps downward for long-lasting benefits.
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Compost and wood chips are among the many organic mulches that provide multiple benefits to plants and the soil when spread on top of the ground.
How frequently mulch needs to be replenished depends on how quickly it decomposes, and that in turn depends on the material and the weather. Hotter and moister weather speeds decomposition along. Generally, I dress my whole garden with
mulch an inch or so deep in the autumn because that’s when certain materials such as leaves are available. The materials, then, have all winter to begin melding with the underlying layer of soil — and I’m left with See COVER, Page C2
STRAIGHT FROM AN ADVOCATE By David Wahlberg Wisconsin State Journal
MADISON, Wis. — Autumn Neugent, Ms. Wheelchair Wisconsin 2019, has 26 tattoos, including one of a roller coaster with a wheelchair flying off the end. Another tattoo had the motto, “What doesn’t kill me makes me stronger,” until she changed the last word to “stranger.” A 1998 graduate of Madison East High School — where she played volleyball, hockey and softball — Neugent was diagnosed 10 years ago with multiple sclerosis. The nervous system disease causes muscle weakness and other symptoms. Neugent, 39, used a cane, crutches and a walker before starting to use a wheelchair in 2012. Until she went on disability three years ago, she worked as a bookkeeper. Her daughter, Jada White, 20, is a student at Edgewood College. Autumn Neugent answered questions as part of the Wisconsin State Journal’s “Know Your Madisonian” feature series. Q: How did you become Ms. Wheelchair Wisconsin? A: I’ve run three times (including in 2015 and 2017). I was first runner-up the other times. There’s a panel of judges with interviews. Last year, they opened it up to the public, so I gave my platform speech in front of an audience. My platform is ability awareness. It’s all about advocacy. It’s not a beauty pageant at all. Q: What does the title allow you to do? A: It allows me to be invited places. I have been to Tim Tebow’s Night to Shine prom (which celebrates people with special needs) in Sheboygan Falls and Plymouth. I went to RCS Empowers, an adult day program (in Sheboygan). I wear the crown and sash quite often in public. That alone starts conversations. I’m not super girly, but I’ll do it. I love it when little girls come up. They ask me, “Why are you using a wheelchair? Why are you wearing a crown? Are you a princess?” I want to
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Autumn Neugent, Ms. Wheelchair Wisconsin who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2009, works with UW-Madison students Ben Wong (left), Ashton Spritka and Olivia Bowe during an adaptive fitness class in a gym at the natatorium on campus in Wisconsin, on Oct. 4.
answer those questions. I try to engage with the child before the parent has a chance to say, “Don’t bother her. Don’t ask her questions.” Q: How did the competition for Ms. Wheelchair America go this summer in Arkansas? A: It was amazing. I hope everybody has this feeling at some point in their life — being in a setting where the things that
have made them outcasts or odd are exactly what makes them fit in. (In other settings) I would whisper to somebody, “I forgot my catheters, do you have any?” There, it was (her voice gets louder), “Does anybody here have an extra catheter? I had an accident.” (The others would say,) “I have extra catheters. I have an extra pair of pants in my bag.” We didn’t have to hide our different and
diverse abilities. I met women who I will have lifetime friendships with. Ms. Wheelchair Alabama and I are going on a cruise in December. We just met in July. Ms. Wheelchair Missouri won the competition. I wasn’t in the top five. We had 23 amazing women competing (from 23 states). We had more, but some needed See ADVOCATE, Page C2
Feeding the flock: Church cooks get tips for healthier meals By Jane Roberts The Daily Memphian
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Nutrition Hub at Church Health was designed to be a gathering place, pretty much like the kitchen in any home. On Oct. 21, knots of cooks were huddled amid cooktops and countertops, tasting greens and spaghetti sauces, and making value judgments that transcend mere right and wrong. These were church people, learning in Church Health’s Feed the Flock program how to cut the fat and up the veggies and spices in the thousands of meals served each week in area church kitchens. “This is what we call standard American spaghetti,” said Kimberly Boone, a registered dietitian. “It has white noodles, and it’s made with 80/20 beef.
“Now, let’s turn over the reveals,” she said, as heads nodded and interest piqued when two healthier spaghetti sauce ingredients came into view. “The better sauce on the left has less meat, but we amped up the flavor with seasoning, and we added more vegetables, specifically mushrooms because they have umami,” she said. Throughout the morning, church cooks tasted versions of Southern comfort staples labeled “good,” ”better” and “best,” and then began making their own ingredient alterations to classics like banana pudding, fried chicken and rich barbecue sauces. By 11:30 a.m., they were ready to march into their institutional kitchens and roll out some change. “We’ve already cut the meat out of the green beans on Wednesday nights,” said Tameka Wilkerson, in charge of vegan
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offerings and special meals at Brown Missionary Baptist Church, which easily has 12,000 members. “If we do fried chicken, we’ll make sure we have baked chicken, too,” she said. “We’ll be using more natural sweets. Instead of sugar, we can use beets. We’ll put labels on the vegan and vegetarian items.” The idea, she said, and Church Health concurs, is that once people realize vegetarian options taste good and have health benefits, others will follow. For months, Church Health has planned the rollout of Feed the Flock by first surveying church cooks, then gathering focus groups and fine-tuning recipes. “Dr. (Scott) Morris always says that the worst meal you are going to eat all week is probably at church,” Rachel Davis, Church Health’s director of faith and health programs laughed, referencing the
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nonprofit’s founder. “It’s a beautiful fellowship opportunity, but unfortunately, we are feeding ourselves things that make the members of our faith community not as healthy as they could be,” she said. With diseases like hypertension and diabetes that have such links to diet in Memphis, Davis said, the work has significant health benefits. “While we are known for our clinical services, one of the key reasons we have church in our name is because our mission is caring for bodies and spiritual health,” she said. But Church Health also knows that to roll out menus of chickpeas and kale would be a disaster. So it collected cherished church comfort recipes, including macaroni and See FLOCK, Page C2
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Proposal seeks to modernize national park campgrounds By Felcia Fonseca Associated Press
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Food trucks. Wi-Fi. Hot showers. Those campground upgrades could be coming to a national park near you. The Interior Department is reviewing recommendations to modernize campgrounds at national parks. The recommendations posted online this week come from an advisory committee created under former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke that has been looking at ways for private businesses to operate on public lands. The vice chairman of the Outdoor Recreation Advisory Committee, Derrick Crandall, said many campgrounds don’t meet visitors’ expectations. Allowing the private sector to run them would free up park staff for interpretation, safety needs or other visitor services, he said. Redesigning some campgrounds, and adding running water, tent and cabin rentals, food trucks, extended family sites and Wi-Fi at select parks also could boost revenue and encourage more people to stay overnight, the committee said. “We’re basically suggesting that would be a way to improve overall camping experiences,” Crandall said. “Are we talking about pricing people out of national parks through this? Not at all.” The Interior Department isn’t obligated to enact the recommendations but has said it doesn’t have the money to
modernize the more than 1,420 campgrounds in its system nor does every campground need upgrades. “Once the report is reviewed, we’ll respond accordingly,” department spokesman Nicholas Goodwin said. Environmentalists say the proposal would price out some visitors and benefit special interest groups. The committee largely is made up of representatives from the tourism, manufacturing, hospitality and recreation industries. More than one-third of the country’s 419 national park units have campgrounds that range from primitive, backcountry sites with no amenities to campgrounds that are easy to reach by road. About 6% are operated by concessionaires, according to the committee. Few campgrounds have amphitheaters, Wi-Fi, electricity or hot showers year-round. The Interior Department disputed reports that it would turn to privatizing campgrounds to reduce a nearly $12 billion backlog in maintenance at national parks, including $331 million needed for campgrounds. Gift shops, whitewater rafting, mule rides, bicycle rentals and hotels are some of the services that already are contracted to private businesses at more than 100 national park units, the agency said. Campgrounds at the Grand Canyon in Arizona, Yosemite in California, Zion in Utah, Rocky Mountain in Colorado, Acadia in Maine and Assateague Island
What to use My trees, shrubs and informal flower beds get a blanket of autumn leaves (either fresh or allowed to decompose for a year or two) or wood chips. But any organic material that carries along few weed seeds is good. Trees, shrubs and flower plants aren’t generally heavy feeders; besides protecting the soil, any of these mulches generally also provides sufficient nutrients for these plants. The vegetable garden goes into winter with a fresh dressing of wood chips on the paths and, except where garden plants are still growing, an icing of rich, brown compost on each bed. Vegetable plants are hungry for nutrients, and compost is particularly rich in plant nutrients. A few flowering plants are hungrier for food than most others. So roses, delphiniums, chrysanthemums, daylilies, hydrangeas and tall phlox would also like that mulch of compost that the vegetables get. At the very least, the time to replenish any mulch — whether it is wood chips, compost, straw or another organic material — is as soon as bare soil begins to peek through.
National Seashore off the coast of Virginia and Maryland have the highest occupancy rates within the Park Service. More than 9.2 million people stayed at campgrounds last year, led by tent campers, people traveling in RVs, backcountry campers and those staying at sites run by concessionaires, the Park Service said. The committee suggested selecting five to 10 national park
sites by December, including those with low visitation numbers, for a pilot project on upgrades. Larger campgrounds that already are operated by concessionaires at places like Yosemite in California and Grand Teton in Wyoming would be a good place to start, Crandall said. The committee also raised the possibility of expediting environmental reviews for projects and black-out dates during peak visitation times for senior citizens
who get discounts of campground fees. Clay Cutler, who lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, said he doesn’t need much when he goes camping, just a flat piece of ground to pitch a tent, a fire ring and good company. “I’m not going and looking for Wi-Fi,” said Cutler, 31. “That’s 99 percent of the reason I go camping to get away from that and enjoy nature.”
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Brandon and Cassie Hyde of Andrews, North Carolina, with 8-month-old Brooklyn, camp at Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park near Townsend, Tennessee, in 2013. The Interior Department is considering recommendations to modernize campgrounds within the National Park Service.
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Even some severely obese preteens should be considered for weight loss surgery, according to new recommendations. The guidance issued Sunday by the American Academy of Pediatrics is based on a review of medical evidence, including several studies showing that surgery in teens can result in marked weight loss lasting at least several years, with few complications. In many cases, related health problems including diabetes and high blood pressure vanished after surgery. While most of those studies involved teens, one included children younger than 12 and found no ill effects on growth, the policy says. “Safe and effective is the message here,” said Dr. Sarah Armstrong, a Duke University pediatrics professor and the policy’s lead author. Armstrong said children who have not gone through puberty may not be mature enough to understand the life-changing implications of surgery but that age alone shouldn’t rule it out. She doesn’t do surgery but works at a center that offers it; the youngest patient was 14. It’s not a quick fix, she said. “It’s a lifelong decision with implications every single day for the rest of your life.” Nearly 5 million U.S. children and teens are severely obese, a near doubling over 20 years. Many have already developed related health problems including diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea and liver disease. But most kids
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cheese, and then came up with three takes on the same recipe, with incremental nutritional improvements in each. It also conducted the nutrition analysis on each recipe — replacing bacon in greens with a dried smoked pepper, for instance, saves 900 milligrams of sodium — offered ways to sell the improvements to the pastor and suggested novel strategies for staging church kitchen tasting dinners. Each participant received a packet of materials, including recipes. The session began with a panel discussion, then broke into smaller groups for the recipe work and
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to drop out due to illness or things like that. Q: How do you feel about your wheelchair? A: I see it as a benefit. Society sees it as a negative, as a barrier. All I see is all of the things I’m able to do. If I didn’t have this wheelchair, I would be at home. I’d still be in bed, or maybe I’d be in my recliner. This wheelchair allows me to actively
This combination of undated photos provided by the family in October 2019 shows Faith Newsome before and after gastric bypass surgery. At 5 feet, 8 inches and 273 pounds, her BMI was almost 42 and she had high blood pressure and prediabetes when she had the procedure at age 16. After about a year, she’d shed 100 pounds and those health problems disappeared. She slimmed down enough to become active in sports, shop for prom dresses and gain a better self-image.
don’t get obesity surgery, mainly because most public and private health insurance doesn’t cover it or they live far from surgery centers, Armstrong said. Costs can total at least $20,000. Resistance from pediatricians is another obstacle. Many prefer “watchful waiting,” or think surgery is risky or will alter kids’ growth. Some don’t recommend surgery because they think “weight is a personal responsibility rather than a medical problem,” the new policy states. Dr. Rebecca Carter, an assistant professor of
pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, said the new recommendations give pediatricians better guidance about which patients should be referred and evaluated. Recent data show that pediatric obesity surgery rates have tripled in almost 20 years but still average fewer than 2,000 operations each year. The academy’s recommendation say children and teens are generally eligible for surgery if their body mass index is 40 or higher, or at least 35 if they have related major health problems. These criteria may vary by gender and age, Armstrong said. They are similar to criteria for surgeons from the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. A BMI of 30 and above is considered obese. Faith Newsome was a typical patient. At 5 feet, 8 inches and 273 pounds, her BMI was almost 42 and she had high blood pressure and prediabetes when she had gastric bypass surgery at Duke at age 16. After about a year, she had shed 100 pounds and those health problems disappeared. She slimmed down enough to become active in sports, shop for prom dresses and gain a better self-image. But to avoid malnutrition she takes vitamins, must eat small meals and gets sick if she eats foods high in fat or sugar. Her BMI, at just under 30, puts her in the overweight range. Now 21 and a senior at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, Newsome is quick to answer whether she has regrets. “Never,” she said. “Teens should be able to discuss every option with their doctors, and surgery should be one of those options.”
samplings so there was plenty of time for back and forth with the experts and each other. “I was impressed with how open they were,” said Symone Johnson, culinary medicine specialist at Church Health. “They knew exactly how to make the recipes better. And they knew what their congregations would like and that even if they made small changes, they’d be making a difference.” Late last week, 15 churches or faith projects had registered for the class. When it began, seven more had enrolled for the free session. It generated such positive comments, Church Health is now considering ways to expand. “We’re toying with adding more sessions on specifics,” said Melissa Peterson, operations manager for the Nutrition Hub. Sharon and David Mullins run
Team Laeth, a meal program for homeless people, which they cook and manage out of First United Methodist Church. The challenge is providing the well-seasoned food Sharon is used to cooking, but with less salt. “They say they like our food the best because it’s seasoned, and we also put salt and pepper shakers on the tables,” David Mullins said. “The other groups that are providing meals don’t do that.” Sharon left the class thinking she can contribute to the health of people whose lives are already endangered by homelessness by learning new ways to season food, including using salt substitutes. Thinking of church kitchens and church cooks as change agents was not on anyone’s radar, Davis said. “It’s a church setting. I think the biggest issue is keeping the cost of the food as low as possible,” she said.
Replacing some or all of the meat in spaghetti sauce with lentils, for instance, not only knocked the price per serving down significantly but also cut 100 calories, a fact she thinks churches can expand on with holistic ministries. She also noted that none of the recipes included bread or breading. “It’s cheap. It’s what people are used to and it’s easy,” she said. “But the challenge is that carbohydrates in the body process as sugar. If you are diabetic, it is just as bad for you as eating something that is all sugar.” Johnson was doing a little math in her head as the participants were leaving Church Health in the Crosstown Concourse. “These people have a lot of power to make changes,” she said. “If one voice can reach a million people, think what 22 can do.”
participate in life. There are more barriers for me without it. Q: What activities are you involved in? A: I do the UW adaptive fitness class three times a week. I do adaptive martial arts two days a week. Through Madison College, I do adaptive health and well-being. I just started doing sled hockey. Every year, I do the American Birkebeiner adaptive event. A couple of years ago, my friend and I got adaptive cross-country skiing into the Badger State Games. I do adaptive water skiing. I’ve gone to Colorado and done
adaptive downhill skiing. I have done adaptive rock climbing at Boulder’s Gym. I’m a huge fan of the Madison Spinal Cord Injury Group, even though I don’t have a spinal cord injury. I have often avoided support groups. I am not a sedentary, commiserating person. I see a therapist for that. As a group, I’d rather do stuff. Even though I’m in a seated position, I never sit down. Q: Medical marijuana has been in the news a lot lately. One condition it’s used for is multiple sclerosis. What are your thoughts about it? A: I believe in it at the medical
level and at the recreational level. If it works for you, I am for it. I don’t use it. I don’t like to be high. But I’ve tried CBD. Q: What do you wish people better understood about living with a wheelchair? A: I wish people understood how beneficial mobility devices are — wheelchairs, canes, crutches, scooters. They’re just like (eye) glasses. Hundreds of years ago, that was looked at like a disability. Now people don’t even notice it anymore. Hopefully someday people will feel the same way about mobility devices.
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Community Highlights ■■ Public Safety Building, housing Kenai Fire and Kenai Police Departments, ■■ is dedicated ■■ Wildwood is turned over to the Kenai Natives Association ■■ Congressman Nick Begich dies in a plane crash ■■ Joyce K. Carver Library is dedicated in Soldotna
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ou are going to think I am obsessed with today’s kids when you read this column, and probably I am. Every time I turn on the news I hear another thing that sets my teeth on edge, like they want to be addressed in non-gender pronouns. As a recovering English teacher, calling one person ‘they’ is completely incorrect, and referring to him or her as IT is just plain rude, in my opinion. So, I took a look at the Beloit Mindset list the other day. I haven’t looked at it since the granddaughters have passed the age, but thought I’d see what the professionals think about what today’s youth think. These kids were born in 2001. As such, nine-eleven is to them as Pearl Harbor is to us old guys or the Kennedy assassination to you less older guys. The Mindset list was not as interesting to me this time as in the past. Most of the items were “there has always been”, and most of that was electronic or political stuff. For instance “They have outlived
Virginia walters Itunes.” and “There has always been an American Taliban.” No “they will never know” things, like “They will never know John Wayne.” or ‘They will never dial a phone.” The first Mindset list, that of the graduating class of 2002 (those freshmen were born in 1980), listed things like “As far as they know stamps have always cost 32 cents.” Today they might ask “Why do I need a stamp?” Another one was “They have always had an answering machine.” Today’s kids carry their phone with them and never talk on it. In fact, the list suggested that the primary use for their phones is to take pictures.
KPC Showcase presents Unknown Asia KPC showcase presents “Unknown Asia: A Journey Across Bangladesh, Maldives, Mongolia and Sri Lanka” on Thursday Nov. 7 at 6:30 PM. In Summer of 2019 KPC Psychology Professor Dr. Paul Landen visited 13 countries in Asia and Oceana. He will share his experiences in four of the less visited countries of Asia: Bangladesh - one of the most populous and least visited countries on earth; Maldives - the lowest lying country on the planet - 26 atolls with a highest elevation of 17 feet above sea level; Mongolia - ancient land of Chenggis Khan and amazing, wind-swept landscapes; and Sri Lanka - a Buddhist enclave on the Indian Subcontinent, known for elephants, tea and the Easter Sunday attack earlier this year.
Shriek Mystique Halloween Walkthrough 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.
‘Lost in Yonkers’ 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 www. kenaiperformers.org, 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.
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 is a caregiver. Call Sharon or Judy at 907-262-1280, for more information.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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A mindset list for my college freshmen group would have been things like “They have never been without radio” and “Russia has always been the USSR”. Maybe even “There has always been nylon”. The professors for my group were born in the 1920s and earlier so they were seeing a bunch of young people who had grown up in a world very different from theirs both socially and technologically. The oldest of them had gone from the Wright brothers first flight to impending space travel in their lifetime, not to mention Victorian morality to Elvis. I’m sure some of the things my elders insisted I learn I thought “What the heck do I need to know this for?” but at one time or another I have used and been glad to know most everything they taught me (including algebra). I can still milk a cow, make jelly, and clean a chicken, although I haven’t been called on to do so for awhile. I doubt that many of today’s college freshmen know any
real survival skills (unless they can ask Siri) because they have been born into a world where they don’t have to do anything and that has made them unaware of what has been done in the past. They have a robot to change the channel on the T.V. (Alexa, find a western!) I remember being just a little surprised that anyone would need a remote to flip through the channels. Now of course I can’t live without it! They don’t turn pages in books anymore, just scroll on their E-reader. They can buy nearly any type of food already prepared. Consequently, no one can even pop corn these days. In my day, I was surprised at pre-made pie crust! They will never have the experience of letting a pot boil dry because they were so engrossed in a book they forgot what they were doing. Fun times!! Our Alaskan kids are a little more aware of old skills. Most can build a fire and shovel snow. Even catch a fish and clean it, maybe row a boat. Run a snow machine
around the peninsula Center will host a Spooky Seasons event on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Explore owls, bats, bugs and more creepy-crawlies of the forest at this annual, interactive event for all ages.
Family Dog Obedience class Kenai Kennel Club will be offering a Family Dog Obedience class beginning Thursday, Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. This class will work on sit, down, stay, leave it, watch, recall and other obedience related activities students may want to work on. Dogs must be at least 6 months of age and have up-to-date vaccinations. Class size will be limited to 10 students. Please email email@example.com if you are interested in this class.
LeeShore Center monthly board meeting The LeeShore Center will be holding its monthly Board meeting at The LeeShore Center on Wednesday, Oct. 30. The meeting is open to the public and begins at 6 p.m. For further information call 283-9479.
‘Dark Money’ screening Move to Amend and Cook InletKeeper present the award-winning documentary “Dark Money” 6-8 p.m. Nov. 2 at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna. An in-depth but fast-paced drama “follows the money” during political campaigns in Montana. The film will be followed by refreshments and a short discussion updating what is happening in Alaska regarding financing of political campaigns.This event is a collaboration with the award-winning documentary series POV (www.pbs.org/pov). Sponsored by Move to Amend and Cook InletKeeper.
True Tales, Told Live storytelling workshop True Tales, Told Live and Soldotna Parks and Rec offer a storytelling workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday nights in November at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. Learn how to craft a story from start to finish in this four-week series. The cost is $15 for the entire workshop or a $5 weekly drop-in fee. Sign up at Soldotna.org. For more information, visit True Tales, Told Live on Facebook, or call Jenny Neyman at 907-394-6397.
Sterling Community Center — After School Program 2019/2020 The Sterling Community Center’s After School Program is now open for enrollment. The program began Aug. 20, and is held Monday-Friday, 3:30-5:30 (following the school district’s calendar.) Cost is $80/month for full-time enrolled or $5/day for drop-in attendance. Multiple sibling discount is available. Program includes: homework help if needed, recreational activities, academic enrichment, arts and crafts, free gym time, daily snack, and much more. For questions or more information please call us at 907-2627224 or stop by 38377 Swanson River Rd. in Sterling, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-12 p.m. We accept cash, check, or credit card.
Zumba at the Sterling Community Center! Let it Move you! Get out of the house and join us for Zumba! The SCC is offering classes taught by certified Zumba instructor Linda Klynstra Mondays and Thursdays 6-7 p.m. Zumba is a fitness program that combines Latin and international music with dance moves. It incorporates interval training, alternating fast and slow rhythms, and resistance training for a great workout! Don’t forget your indoor gym shoes! Free for SCC Members and only $5 for nonmembers. For questions or more information please call us at 907-2627224 or stop by 38377 Swanson River Road in
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Senior Exercise at the Sterling Community Center! Let’s get moving! Have fun and get moving! The SCC is offering senior exercise classes with Becky Moore Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 7-8 a.m. Free for current members of the SCC, $5 for nonmembers. For questions or more information please call us at 907-262-7224 or stop by 38377 Swanson River Road in Sterling, Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Families Anonymous meetings Families Anonymous for parents and families of loved ones with addiction problems meet in Kenai every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at Dry Bones Coffee, Tea, and Community. 11595 Kenai Spur Highway. Contact Vickie 907-252-4407
HOPE peer support group HOPE peer support grief group for parents who have experienced the loss of a child meets in Kenai, the first Saturday of every month, at Dry Bones Coffee, Tea, and Community at 3 p.m. 11595 Kenai Spur Highway. Contact Raelynne at 907-394-2311 or Vickie at 907-252-4407.
Clay on Display: Kenai Pottery Guild’s October Exhibit The Kenai Fine Art Center October exhibit “Clay on Display” will be featured TuesdaySaturday noon-5 p.m. throughout the month of October. Artists from the Kenai Pottery Guild are providing a dazzling array of work. Included in the exhibit will be a challenge category. Each artist was challenged to create a full place setting. Located on 816 Cook St. in Old Town Kenai across from Oiler’s Bingo Hall. If you miss the opening come in and see the exhibit all month long.
Breast cancer awareness fundraiser VFW 10046 Auxiliary is sponsoring a Breast cancer awareness fundraiser. Raffle tickets are $5. Drawing is Oct. 31. Winner will receive custom totes and zip bags by SUE, Coffee cups and gift card, 2 liters Pink Ribbon Vodka, beautiful jewelry, watch, Breast Cancer Aware socks, caps, pins, hair clips and much, much more. For tickets see a member or stop at the post. More info 262-2722. ALL proceeds will directly assist local VFW Family Members fighting breast cancer.
Equipping grandparents Sterling Grace Community Church is presenting “Equipping Grandparents,” a series on how to be a more involved as a grandparent. The series teaches how to know your grandchild better; how to influence the lives of your grandchildren; how to speak Christ into their lives, and how to leave your spiritual legacy to them. We will also discussing obstacles to relationships with grandchildren. Parents can also benefit from this series. The series is held Wednesday evenings at the Sterling Senior Citizen Center at 6 p.m. Call Dr. Roger Holl at 862-0336 for more information.
Focusing on adult career success workshop NETS (Necessary Education, Technology and Skills) is a free five-week workshop to help adults gain skills, explore careers, and find a job! The workshop is every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. from Oct. 8-Nov. 7, in the Learning Center at Kenai Peninsula College. The course, taught by Terri Cowart, will focus on community service, learning about resources, and career/
and/or an ATV. In a pinch, cook something and pick berries. At the same time they also know all the modern ‘stuff’ necessary to fit into a different society if need be. In full disclosure, that last paragraph was written to mollify my Alaskan granddaughters who took particular offense to the column about Millennials not wanting to learn to drive. And in all honesty, most Alaskan kids are a little more astute about everyday things because they need to use those skills more often than someone whose only tough decision is what time do I need to be home for dinner? They learned early it is easier to find a spot second turn on the right just past the bridge than 35708 East Travelers Rest Road, especially when Siri is asleep in half the state. We still have planets to visit, oceans to explore, diseases to conquer and books to write, and a coming population that doesn’t know how to do anything but take selfies. I worry a lot in my obsession.
college awareness. Everybody is invited to attend (ages 18+) For more information, call 262-0327.
Al-Anon support group meetings Al-Anon support group meetings are held at the Central Peninsula Hospital in the Kasilof Room (second floor) of the River Tower building on Monday at 7 p.m., Wednesday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 9 a.m. Park around back by the ER and enter through the River Tower entrance and follow the signs. Contact Tony Oliver at 252-0558 for more information.
Stranding Hotline technical difficulties The Alaska SeaLife Center’s Stranding Hotline is working intermittently due to technical difficulties. In the meantime, below are the ways to reach our team if you have information about a stranded or injured marine mammal. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Call ASLC Security at 907-224-6342.
PING PONG back again by popular demand! Come one, come all, no age limit, no skill limit. If you have a pulse, you can play! Mondays from 6:15-8:15 p.m. at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. $2 per person. Bring a paddle if you have one, and bring a friend, if you have one! For more information, contact Ron Levy at 252-6931 or Matt Faris at 398-6693.
Hospice grief group Hospice Grief Group eight-week course starts Tuesday, Oct. 1 and runs through Nov. 19. We will begin at 5:30 p.m.. Contact Lee at 262-0453, for information and to sign up (required). Free.
KPB Solid Waste winter hours KPB Solid Waste facilities will be closed on Sundays for the winter from Oct 6, 2019 through April 26, 2020. For more information contact the KPB Solid Waste Department at 907-262-9667.
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ReGroup Meeting All interested community members are invited to ReGroup meetings. They are the 3rd Monday each month September through May at the Hope Community Center off Kalifornsky Beach Road near Poppy Lane. For more information call 252-2773.
North Peninsula Recreation Service Area events ■■ NPRSA’s NEW After School Program is now being offered 3-days-a-week for K-5th grade boys and girls. Cooking, arts n crafts, gym games and loads of fun will be offered. Bus transportation is provided from school. For more information, contact Jackie at 776-6416. ■■ Check out the fitness classes and daily gym activities at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center. Fitness classes currently being offered are Yoga, Body Blast, Zumba Strong, Senior Stride and Spin Class. Gym activities include tot time and home-school gym time, and pickle ball is held twice a week in the evenings. For more information, please contact Jackie at 776-8800.
Soldotna High School
The Soldotna High Ceramics classes will be selling pottery during conferences on Nov. 4th from 12-7pm. Please join us for these events hosted in the library by the Counseling Department (All are welcome): Monday, November 18th 5:30-7:00pm Bring your 2018 tax information and fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to discover potential money for college or career training. SoHi Counselors and Kenai Peninsula College Financial Aid Department Staff will be assisting students and parents at these events. The afterschool tutoring buses will start running on 9/3. There are 2 buses that leave at 4:15. You must be on the route list to ride the bus. See Ms. Wear in the library to find out more information and/or get on the bus list. You can also email her at email@example.com or call 260-7036, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Monday - Friday. Soldotna Stars Letterman Jackets are available to order at http://www.neffco. com. Click on Varsity Jackets, find our school by State, select Soldotna High School, starting at $149 you can personalize it anyway you would like. Makes a great Christmas gift! SoHi Pool Schedule M,W,F Morning Lap 6:30am-7:30am Sport Calendar - http://www.arbiterlive.com/Teams?entityId=21192 or http://www.asaa365.com/ There are two ways to order a transcript. Each way serves a different purpose. If you need a transcript sent to a college or NCAA or a similar agency, then you will need to log on to: http://www. parchment.com to order transcripts to be sent. The request is then forwarded to SoHi. After processing, it then goes through cyberspace… rather than the US mail… to get to its destination, which is much faster! ALL transcripts that are headed for NCAA, colleges, etc. have to be processed this way! FINAL TRANSCRIPTS! A final transcript is one that shows your second semester grades… If you order your transcript when we are IN second semester, you will need to make sure you choose “next grading period” when you go on to Parchment… that way your transcript request will wait until the grades are in at the end of the year before it is sent. Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science The Life Skill we are focusing on this week is Creativity – To Generate ideas; to create something original or redesign through imaginative skill. We are currently accepting lottery applications for the 2020/2021 school year. The deadline for this application is February 28, 2020. If you are interested in attending Kaleidoscope please contact the office for more information at 283-0804. Brrr….It is that time a year again when all students need to bring appropriate outside gear to school including coat, hat, gloves, boots and rain gear if it is raining. Monday, October 28 3:40-4:00 - Book Fair Tuesday, October 29 8:35-9:10 & 3:40-4:00 - Book Fair 1:00 p.m. Boersma’s class will be walking to Charis Place Wednesday, October 30 8:35-9:10 & 3:40-4:00 - Book Fair 12:00 p.m. Zinszer’s class will be walking to Charis Place Thursday, October 31 8:35-9:10 & 3:40-4:00 - Book Fair 3:00 p.m. - Costume Parade; parents are welcome to come line the hallways as our students move from one class to another. All costumes must be appropriate for school and must be easy to put on by themselves with little effort from a staff member. No fake weapons allowed such as swords, sabers, etc. Friday, November 1 9:00-3:00 - Book Fair Parent Teacher Conference - No School Christmas Drive Information will be given out during Parent Teacher Conferences Monday, November 4 Parent Teacher Conference - No School 9:00-3:00 - Book Fair Upcoming Events November 6 – APC Meeting – 6:00 p.m. November 11 – Vacation Day – No School November 12 – PTA Meeting at Veronica’s – 2:00 p.m. November 12-27 – Shala Dobson & Jim Dault will be with us as our Artist in Residence. November 28 & 29 – Thanksgiving Holiday – No School December 6 – 5th Grade Celebration of Learning @ 1:30 p.m. December 17 – Holiday Concert for 1st – 5th grade students - 6:00 p.m. at KCHS Auditorium December 19 – Kindergarten Cookie Sharing @ 2:45 p.m. Volunteers Study trips are already scheduled so watch for student permission forms. If you’d like to volunteer on a trip, you need to be an approved volunteer. Two steps are required each school year to be approved. Go to http://kaleidoscope. blogs.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/wpmu/volunteers and click the link to the background check. This may take 2 weeks for approval to be returned. The KSAS volunteer training is our second step, please see the office for information regarding this process.
October 31- November 4 Book Fair November 1 Parent Teacher Conference Day 1 November 4 Parent Teacher Conference Day 2 November 7 Picture Re-Takes Parent Pack needs your help! Sign-up for email communications or like the Parent Pack on Facebook for up-to-date volunteer opportunities. To keep Soldotna Elementary School safe, all visitors and volunteers must sign in at the front office and pick up a visitor badge to wear while in the school. Anyone interested in volunteering can complete an online form by visiting the KPBSD website at www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us and click on the volunteers link. This process must be completed each school year and can take up to ten days to process. Please contact the Human Resources Department with any questions. Parents can now track student lunch balances online by going to https:// kpbsd.revtrak.net/. Student notes and bus passes will be sent to classes at 3:00pm each day. Please send in a note or call prior to this time to ensure your student gets the message.
Redoubt Elementary Family Book Fair night will be October 29thand be open during parent teacher conferences on Nov 1st and Nov 4th. Parent Teachers Conferences will be held on Nov 1st and Nov 4th , this week you will be getting confirmation times of your child’s scheduled conference time. Our annual PTA Carnival will be held November 9th 12-4 pm, this is a huge undertaking and our PTA will be looking for parent and student volunteers. All volunteers are welcomed with an approve background check from District Office. Site Council Budget Meeting will be November 12th @6pm at the Soldotna High School Library, all are welcome. Our next PTA meeting will be November 12th @3:45 in the teacher’s lounge, we are always looking for new members and childcare is provided.
Connections Dates To Remember: · 10/29 – SOLDOTNA: Open Gym @ Kenai Rec Center 12-2pm · 10/29 – HOMER: Colors of Light (more info below) · 10/31 – SOLDOTNA: Fall Festival 1-3pm (more info below) · 11/07 - Kenai Watershed Forum Elementary Program · 11/08 – AVTEC Tour (more info below) · 11/12 – 11/12 – SOLDOTNA: Scholastic Book Fair 9-4 COME CHECK IT OUT! · 11/13 - Kenai National Wildlife Refuge – OWL PELLETS! · 11/13 - SEWARD: School Picture Retakes @ Seward Middle School - Time TBD · 11/15 - Central Peninsula School Picture Retakes @ Borough Building 3-5 · 11/15 - High School Eligibility Due · 11/21 - Kenai Watershed Forum Middle/High School Program · 12/05 - Kenai National Wildlife Refuge – PAPER MAKING! · 12/13 – Semester Reports Due Soldotna Office – Kenai Recreation Center gym time every Tuesday from 12-2pm Homer Office - SPARC activities every Wednesday from 1:30 – 2:30 CONNECTION FAMILIES: Check out our new link for Connections events! These are community events that Connections students may be interested in! Central Peninsula: https://padlet. com/connectionskpbsd/lz7z7ea4ii7w Homer: https://padlet.com/ dbynagle/HomerConnections Seward: https://padlet.com/ lhaskins1/SewardConnections NEW: Soldotna Office – Free Tutoring: Connections is very excited to have Rebecca Weaver, Assistant Professor from the Kenai Peninsula College, at the Soldotna office every Thursday from 12:00pm to 2:00pm to tutor students and parents in math, physics, chemistry and science for free! If you are a parent or a student that needs help in any of these areas, please call us at 714-8880 to make an appointment. HOMER: Colors of Light: Who: Grades 3-6th What: Students will learn about the light spectrum and assemble an easily built spectroscope that allows them to separate incoming light into its component colors, forming a light spectrum. Where: Homer Connections back office from 10am-12pm Space is limited, contact Joanna Fonkert with any questions jfonkert@ kpbsd.k12.ak.us or RSVP to guarantee your spot. Soldotna Connections Annual Fall Festival: Come join the Soldotna Connections office for our annual Fall Festival: October 31st from 1-3pm. We will have food, activities, games and trick-or-treating for students. Costumes encouraged, all ages and all homeschool families welcome! This is always a fun and well attended event that students look forward to so we hope to see you here! All Connection Offices: Don’t be a Bystander to Hate: Join Connections Staff on this powerful Virtual Field Trip: “Teaching with Testimony - Our Stories Are Stronger
Than Hate” On November 5th from 9am-10am, All 3 Connections Homeschool offices (Soldotna, Homer, Seward) will show a live video to give students the tools to counter bullying, prejudice, and the growing hate in our schools by listening to stories and testimonies that build empathy, understanding, and human connections. The content of the presentation is intended for students in the 5th-12th grade range. Please contact your advisor with any questions you might have about this event! HOMER: Climbing at the Bay Club: Who: Students in grades Kindergarten-12th grade What: Learn to climb by certified belayers at The Bay Club Climbing wall. Where: Bay Club on Kachemak Drive When: Mondays from 2:30-5:30 starting November 4-December 16th (6 sessions) AVTEC Tour: All Connections High School Students are invited to attend a free guided tour, lunch included, of AVTEC in Seward on Friday, November 8th. AVTEC offers a variety of educational programs such as: Construction, Welding, Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Maritime Studies, Electronics, Culinary Arts and many other courses. Please visit the AVTEC website at https://avtec.edu/ and take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the programs available. Lunch will be provided so please RSVP Reubin Payne at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Connections office at 907-714-8880. WHEN: Friday, November 8th @ 10:00am WHERE: AVTEC – 519 4th Ave, in the auditorium on the 2nd floor SOLDOTNA: Scholastic Book Fair: November 12th – 15th from 9-4pm COME CHECK IT OUT! Come join Connections at the Soldotna office: November 12-15 from 9am – 4pm for an Arctic Adventure Book Fair! Families who make a purchase will be entered into a drawing for a Thanksgiving dinner! Check out the interactive book flyer here: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/ connectionsprogramschool Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Activities: Connections has partnered with the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge to bring several FREE exciting activities to our homeschool families. Space is limited so please sign up asap with Kellie Davidson: email@example.com or call 714-8880 to reserve your spot: · 11/13 - Owl Pellet Dissection from 1pm-3pm · 12/05 - Paper Making – 2 sessions: 1:00-2:00 and 2:30-3:30 Skyview Middle School Basketball Competitive Play begins tomorrow! Sports schedule this week: · Saturday, November 2 - Boys A and B Teams Scrimmages at Skyview 9 am – 2 pm · Saturday, November 2 - Girls A and B Teams Scrimmages at Kenai Middle School 10 am – 3 pm Mark your calendar: No School for students on Friday, November 1 and Monday, November 4. Zachary Buckbee was chosen as the Quarter 1-Chamber Student. He will be honored at the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Wednesday, October 30 at the Soldotna Sports Complex. Congratulations Zach! Parents - Please remember to sign up for Parent/Teacher Conferences. Parent/ Teacher Conferences at Skyview Middle School will be ONE DAY only: Monday, November 4 from 12-4 pm and 5-7 pm. Conference times are scheduled online. To find the link to schedule online and additional Parent/Teacher Conference information, please go to: KPBSD district web page > Schools > Skyview Middle School Blog homepage. Not many days left to stop by the SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR in the Skyview Middle School Library! WHEN: Now - October 31, and during parent teacher conferences Nov. 4. HOURS: 7:30-11:00 M-F, and during parent teacher conference times. The book fair is also available online until Nov. 23 by visiting the Skyview Blog – Library page. Site Council Date Change: The Monday, November 18 Skyview Site Council Meeting has been rescheduled to: Tuesday, November 12 at 6:00 pm at Soldotna High School. The Skyview Site Council will join the Soldotna High Site Council for the districtwide KPBSD Budget meeting. There will be no Site Council meeting in the Skyview Middle School building in November. Note from Nurse Sue: Regular handwashing is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others. It’s quick and it’s simple! Please help children stay healthy by encouraging them to wash their hands. For more Skyview news… Like Us on Facebook!
Nikiski Middle/High PARENT / TEACHER CONFERENCES Friday, November 1 - 8:00-11:00 AM Monday, November 4 – 1:00-6:00 PM Thursday, Oct. 31 High School Volleyball @ Wasilla – C Team 2:00 / JV 3:00 / Varsity 4:30 Friday, Nov. 1 NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS – PARENT/ TEACHER CONFERENCES - 8:00-11:00 AM High School Volleyball @ Houston – C Team 4:00 / JV 5:00 / Varsity 6:30 High School Wrestling @ Nikiski Top Dog Invite
sunday, october 27, 2019 Saturday, Nov. 2 High School Volleyball @ Redington – C Team 10:00 / JV 11:00 / Varsity 12:30 High School Wrestling @ Nikiski Top Dog Invite Monday, Nov. 4 NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS – PARENT/ TEACHER CONFERENCES - 1:00-6:00 PM There will be no school on November 11 in recognition of Veterans’ Day. Seniors have been given paperwork to order their caps & gowns. Orders are due on November 6. Hamilton Cox is the Kenai Rotary Student of the Month for October! Congratulations to Adrienne Muir, Charles Chamberlain, and Drew Handley for being selected to the High School Honor Choir and representing our school in the concert on Tuesday, October 22. Dr. Kathleen Rice and Madi Davis from Kenai Vision Center presented at this week’s Workforce Wednesday. Our students learned the ins and outs of eye care. Dr. Rice had a lot of great advice for our students. She said, “When deciding on a career, think about the lifestyle it will provide for you” and reminded students, if they were interested in college, there was always a way to make it work. Madi is an optician and she told students it is a great job with on the job affordable training. Thanks Dr. Rice and Madi! Order your yearbook now at Josten. com. The price is $50 now, but will go up in January.
Kenai Middle School We would like to congratulate our 1st Quarter KMS Honor Roll! Well done students! 4.0 8th grade Carson, Robert; Fallon, Gregory; Fowers, Koby; Gates, Jadrik; Grimm, Chloe; Hack, Lynnea; Hallam, Grace; Lyons, Elissa; Malone, Emelia; Martin, Caitlyn; McEwen, Boston; Moffett, Chloe; Patrick, Willow; Pellegrom, Zane; Phillips, Mycka; Sargeant, Victoria; Sloan, Samuel; Smith, Owen; Summers, Brooke; Verkuilen, Kylee; Wilson, Emilee; Woodward, Haily 7th grade Baisden, Sarah; Boersma, Oliver; Carlson, Jacob; Castro, Eliseo; Cooper, Elijah; Cooper, Tait; Crapps, Caitlyn; Duffield, Michelle; Elias, Alisia; Freeman, Silas; Gruber, Ava; Hershberger, Sierra; Hunt, Gavin; Kahn, Grace; Katzenberger, Jacob; Koliba, McKenzie; Lanman, Kaya; Malone, Madison; Martin, Avery; McEwen, Lola; Mercado, Enrique; Miller, Avia; Novak, Rylee; Reith, Dresden; Selanoff, Stella; Strongheart, Cecelia; Taylor, Mya; Tepp, Aliisia; Tomrdle, Isabella; Van Sky, Tyler; Vann, Sawyer; Walker, Alyssa; Wilshusen, Leif 6th grade Boonstra, Tania; Coots, Vail; Cronk, Aurora; Cunningham, Kacey; Deese, Davis; Gist, Alexnder; Graham, Willow; Graves, Cara; Hall, Brytin; Harden, Makenzie; Hosmer-Cope, Jolyon; Johnson, Chase; Johnson, Katie; Kartchner, Pyper; Koroll, Owen; Laker, Chase; Martin, Aiden; Miller, Ellsi; Miller, Madeline; Moffis, Marissa; Ogden, Alice; Spence, McKenzie; Stapp, Antonino; Swaby, Owen; Whicker, Ariel 3.5 8th grade Adami, Lexa; Anderson, Koby; Avery, Samantha; Baughn, Ryan; Beck, Emma; Beiser, Grace; Bitterich, Cadance; Brown, Alex; Carranza, Lianna; Castillo, Abigail; Castillo, Jaycie; Clyde, Tanner; Cole, Andrew; Cruickshank, Emaline; Curry, Vanessa; Dubber, Landon; ElderHanson, Hally; Fabian, Ava; Fulk, Charisma; Gonzalez, Camilla; Haakenson, Elliot; Hall, Brooke; Hensley, Vincent; Jamison, Andrue; Keller, Kenzie; Kissee, Ashton; Laker, Jack; Longan-Chapman, Jacobee; Marion, Jackson; McClure, Isabel; Potton, Ashlyn; Satathite, Jackson; Tews, Zane; Tuttle, Maeleigh; Vonheeder, Ryan; Wight, Trenton; Wright, James 7th grade Bilger, Rhett; Bond, Isabella; Bookey, Aaliyah; Brighton, Samuel; Conner, Keisha; Cottrell, Trapper; Cox, Moriah; Cucullu, Patience; Duniphin, Devon; Easling, Kelsie; Forstner V, Louis; Gage, Hannah; Gonzalez, Ximena; Green, Jylann; Guest, Kane; Hanson, Elliott; Harris, Benjamin; Hensley, Arianna; Hutchins, Megan; Johansen, Makai; Johnson, Jason; Krol, Matthew; Langham, Cole; Larsen, Brooklyn; Loggins, Kendal; Morris, Ty; Orlob, Kohyn; Pellegrom, Claire; Penalver, Julius; Porter, Karma; Roney, Beverly; Saravia, Luis; Schlachter, Ella; Smith, Thomas; Stockman, Justyce; Swanson, Seanna; Trickel, Destin; Wisnewski; Dakota; Wisnewski, Kate; Wong, Marcus; Yeoman, Jalyn; Yeoman, Jenna 6th grade Abraham, Aiden; Butler, Mason; Clyde, Brycen; Cole, Luke; Cooper, Evelyn; Curren, Peighton; Galloway, Courtney; Hallam, Noah; Hanson, Brynnen; Hoeldt, Kaleb; Holcombe, Madison; Hutchins, Allie; James, Natalie; Koppes, Olivia; Malmquist, Peyton; McGraw, Sylvia; Percival, Lyna; Potton, Isaac; Samples, Daisy; Stacey, Seybasstean; Stauss, Bella; Steele, Heidi-Kay; Strong, Levi; Taylor, Kainoa; Vermette, Charles; Wolverton, Andon; Young, Jaxson 3.0 8th grade Asi, Isabella; Autry, Hannah; Blum, Jacob; Brogdon, Captain; Davis, Jerry; Deveau, Julian; Dunham, Haley; Gottschalk, Sara; Jimmy, Aggripina; Kernan, Tabitha; Marquis, Alexis; Nash, Ruth; Sees, Keith; Wait, Jacob; Wilson, Wil-
liam; Yragui, Ezekiel 7th grade Andrew, Elisa; Berg-Anderson, Alyssa; Cox, Melody; Crawford, Levi; Dykema, Ryker; Flanders, McKenzie; Hancock, Makenzie; Hayes, Bobby; Miller, Kenna; Parker, Kimberly; Pearson, Layla; Taylor, Alexis; Watson, Kyrie; Watts, Simone 6th grade Agayer, Ethan; Atwood, Avery; Barrett, Madeline; Curren, Ciana; Dagomos, Francis; Damon, Makayla; Dedrick, Landon; Drake, Rylee; Duffield, James; Ensley, Sophia; Evans-John, Nevaeh; Fann, Mackenzie; Ferguson, Silas; Flecha Chase; Fulk, Elijah; Gillis, Blake; Griechen, Royce; Hilleary, Tristen; Ivanoff, Ashana; Jennings, Medalyn; Jones, Indiana; Landry, Ethan; Lloyd, Treu; Marion, Macalen; Mosquito, Riley; Nutter, Michael; Parks, Alexander; Perez, Alicia; Pingayak, Marvin; Pitch, Trae; Pyfer, Claira; Stanley, Keagan; Stockman, Lyberty; Tallent, Sailor; Taplin, David; Toepel, Patience; Witt, Evyn; Wong, Shelby; Woodward, Reagan Competitive Basketball begins today! Congratulations to all who will be competing for KMS this season! This week is Red Ribbon Week- This year’s theme is “No Bones About It”! Monday- Dare to be Drug fee- Sign up and Commit to Being Drug Fee! Tuesday- Bring a picture of a pet you’d like to protect from second hand smoke! Wednesday- Cigarettes are OUT, Mustaches are in! Wear a mustache. Thursday- DRUGS ARE SCARY!Wear your (school appropriate) costume to school. There is No School for students on Friday, November 1 or Monday, November 4 due to Parent/Teacher Conferences. Friday will be scheduled conferences. Please contact the school if you would like a scheduled conference. Monday, November 4 we will host arena-style conferences from 12-4 and 5-7. We look forward to seeing you all here. Report Cards will be made available to all parents/students at conferences. If you would like your report card before then please contact the school and we can send it home with your student. Report cards not retrieved at conferences will be sent home with students on November 5th. On Saturday, Both Boys and Girls, A and B Basketball teams will participate in a Basketball Jamboree. Coaches will send schedules with athletes. Go Kossacks! Have a great week!
Nikiski North Star The Scholastic Book Fair is open in the school library each morning this week and all day on Friday, November 1st. The fair will not be open on Monday, November 4th. There is a wonderful selection of books to choose from for at home reading. Please call the school library at 776-2630 if you need more information. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted. There will not be school for students on Friday, November 1st and Monday, November 4th because of parent/teacher conferences. School will resume on Tuesday, November 5th. Please check the lost and found. All items will be donated to charity on the 1st and 15th of each month. Mountainview Elementary Parent-Teacher conferences will be held on Friday and Monday, November 1st and 4th. There will be no school for students. The Library will be holding a book fair the week of October 29 – November 4 during school hours and parent-teacher conferences. If you would like to volunteer to help with the book fair please call the office at 283-8600. There will be a PTA meeting on Thursday, November 7th at 4:00 PM in the Library. Monday, November 11th is Veteran’s Day. There will be no school for students. There will be a Site Council meeting on Thursday, November 21st at 4:00 PM in the Library.
Sterling Elementary Red Ribbon Spirit Week is October 28 – October 31 Let’s say NO to drugs and alcohol!! October 31st – Sterling Community Spooktacular! The Friends of Sterling Elementary PTO, Sterling Senior Center, Sterling Baptist Church, Sterling Community Center and Sterling Judo Club have teamed up to bring our Sterling community (and anyone!) a fun-filled FREE community event on Halloween night! We have trunk or treating, a haunted garage, children’s games and crafts, a chili cook-off, a pumpkin carving/ decorating contest and a free chili meal for all! Come by on October 31 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm at the STERLING SENIOR CENTER! Questions? Call Sterling Elementary School Office at 262-4944 November 1 and 4 – Everyone is welcome to come in between 8:30 and 4:00 on both days to swap out or grab winter clothing that you and your family may need! We have received LOTS of donations of gently used clothing. If your kids need new winter gear, stop by and see if we have what you need! Everyone welcome! November 1 and 4 – There is no school for students! Thank you to all of our volunteers for our book fair and for all of our amazing events this year!
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Kids Say the Darndest Things A pair of tight-lipped siblings. (N) ‘PG’ Small Town 50PlusPrime Xtreme Off Engine Power Truck Tech Detroit Mus- Madam Secretary A plan to Big Deal ‘G’ Road ‘PG’ ‘PG’ ‘PG’ cle ‘PG’ combat Russian propaganda. (6) MNT-5 5 (N) ‘G’ ‘14’ Best Friends Modern Fam- Frontiers ‘G’ CBS Week- 60 Minutes (N) God Friended Me “The (8) CBS-11 11 ily ‘PG’ end News Greater Good” (N) ‘PG’ 2019 World Series Houston Astros at Washington Nationals. MLB postseason action from FOX News Sunday With Chris Wallace (N) (9) FOX-4 4 4 Game 5 of the 2019 World Series. (If necessary). (N) (Live) (3) ABC-13 13
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Family Feud ABC World It’s the Great Pumpkin, ‘PG’ News Charlie Brown ‘G’
(:15) NFL Football Green Bay Packers at Kansas City Chiefs. (N) (Live)
(10) NBC-2 2
(12) PBS-7 7
Nature Wildlife of the Upper Emperor Akihito Emperor’s PBS News- Alaska Inearly years. ‘G’ Hour Week- sight 7 Okavango River. ‘PG’ end
CABLE STATIONS (8) WGN-A 239 307 (20) QVC 137 317 (23) LIFE 108 252 (28) USA 105 242 (30) TBS 139 247 (31) TNT 138 245 (34) ESPN 140 206 (35) ESPN2 144 209 (36) ROOT 426 687 (38) PARMT 241 241 (43) AMC 131 254 (46) TOON 176 296 (47) ANPL 184 282 (49) DISN 173 291 (50) NICK 171 300 (51) FREE 180 311 (55) TLC 183 280 (56) DISC 182 278 (57) TRAV 196 277 (58) HIST 120 269 (59) A&E 118 265 (60) HGTV 112 229 (61) FOOD 110 231 (65) CNBC 208 355 (67) FNC 205 360 (81) COM 107 249 (82) SYFY 122 244
Shark Tank A product that helps relieve body pain. (N) ‘PG’ Chicago P.D. “Conventions” SVU agents help with a case. ‘14’ NCIS: Los Angeles “Provenance” (N) ‘14’ Paid Program Cars.TV (N) ‘G’ ‘PG’ Chicago P.D. Ruzek helps Burgess get retribution. ‘14’
The Durrells in Corfu on Masterpiece (N) ‘14’
Poldark on Masterpiece Ross returns to London. (N) ‘14’
The Rookie “Tough Love” The The American Access Hollywood (N) ‘PG’ Outdoorsrookies develop informants. Athlete (N) man/Buck (N) ‘14’ ‘PG’ McNeely Murdoch Mysteries Rebecca Forensic Forensic Soldotna Paid Program is suspicious of a suicide. ‘PG’ Files ‘PG’ Files ‘PG’ Church of ‘G’ God Madam Secretary “Valor” KTVA Night- Castle The murder of a video Major Crimes (N) ‘14’ cast store clerk. ‘PG’ ‘14’ TMZ (N) ‘PG’ The Big Bang The Big Bang Funny You Funny You Theory ‘PG’ Theory ‘14’ Should Ask Should Ask ‘PG’ ‘PG’ The Tonight Show Starring Channel 2 Graham NCIS: New Orleans “See You Jimmy Fallon (N) (Live) ‘14’ News: Late Bensinger Soon” Pride fights for his life in the ICU. ‘14’ Edition Press on Masterpiece Amina (:02) Downton Abbey on Downton Abbey on Masfinds herself in a difficult posi- Masterpiece ‘14’ terpiece Mary questions her tion. (N) ‘14’ future. ‘PG’
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Last Man Last Man Last Man Last Man Last Man Last Man Married ... Married ... Married ... Married ... Married ... Married ... Person of Interest “Last Person of Interest “RAM” ‘14’ Standing Standing Standing Standing Standing Standing With With With With With With Call” ‘14’ Clarks Footwear “All Easy Rick’s 25th Anniversary Extravaganza (N) (Live) ‘G’ Aimee Kestenberg Collec- Shoe Shopping “All Easy Pay Aimee Kestenberg Collec- Aimee Kestenberg CollecPay Offers” (N) (Live) ‘G’ tion: Handbags (N) ‘G’ Offers” (N) (Live) ‘G’ tion: Handbags ‘G’ tion: Handbags ‘G’ (3:00) “A Twist of Christ- “The Road Home for Christmas” (2019, Drama) Marla “No Time Like Christmas” (2019, Romance) Rachel (:03) “My Christmas Inn” (2018, Drama) Tia Mowry-Hardrict, (:01) “No Time Like Christmas” (2018, Romance) Van- Sokoloff, Marie Osmond, Rob Mayes. Two musicians find McLaren, Jim O’Heir. A woman and her first love try to save Rob Mayes, Jackée Harry. A woman from San Francisco mas” (2019) Rachel McLaren, Jim O’Heir. essa Lachey. ‘PG’ themselves without a gig on Christmas. ‘PG’ the local theater. inherits a cozy inn in Alaska. ‘G’ Law & Order: Special Vic- Law & Order: Special Vic- Law & Order: Special Vic- Law & Order: Special Vic- Law & Order: Special Vic- Mr. Robot Walking in a winter (:03) Treadstone Bentley (:03) The Purge “Everything Is Fine” ‘MA’ tims Unit ‘14’ tims Unit ‘14’ tims Unit ‘14’ tims Unit ‘14’ tims Unit ‘14’ wonderland. ‘MA’ returns to CIA. ‘MA’ (3:00) “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” (2016, Science Fic- The Big Bang The Big Bang The Big Bang The Big Bang The Big Bang The Big Bang The Big Bang The Big Bang The Misery The Misery “Rogue One: A Star Wars tion) Felicity Jones, Diego Luna. Resistance fighters unite to Theory ‘PG’ Theory ‘PG’ Theory ‘PG’ Theory ‘14’ Theory ‘PG’ Theory ‘PG’ Theory ‘PG’ Theory ‘PG’ Index ‘14’ Index ‘14’ Story” (2016) Felicity Jones, steal plans for the Death Star. Diego Luna. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” (2014, Action) Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson. “It” (2017, Horror) Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis. Maine children unite “It” (2017, Horror) Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor. Capt. America and the Black Widow face an unexpected enemy. to fight an ancient, evil clown. Maine children unite to fight an ancient, evil clown. College Football 150: The World Series of Poker (N) ‘G’ World Series of Poker (N) ‘G’ SportsCenter (N) (Live) SportsCenter With Scott Van SportsCenter (N) (Live) College Football Washington State at OrAmerican Game Pelt (N) (Live) egon. World/Poker Formula 1 Racing Grand Prix of Mexico. From Autodromo Hermanos Rodri- TrueSouth TrueSouth Who’s In? College Football Teams TBA. (Taped) SportsCenter guez in Mexico. “Beaumont” High School Football Glacier Peak at Monroe. Women’s College Volleyball Miami at Georgia Tech. (N Women’s College Volleyball Boston College at North Caro- College Football Duke at Same-day Tape) lina. (N Same-day Tape) North Carolina. (Taped) “Beetlejuice” (1988, Comedy) Michael Keaton. Two ghosts “Beetlejuice” (1988, Comedy) Michael Keaton. Two ghosts “Forrest Gump” (1994, Comedy-Drama) Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise. A slow-witted Southerner (:25) “The try to scare away their home’s new tenants. try to scare away their home’s new tenants. experiences 30 years of history. Sandlot” (3:47) “Jurassic Park III” (2001) Sam Neill. A search party (5:49) The Walking Dead (6:52) The Walking Dead The Walking Dead (N) ‘MA’ (:04) Talking Dead (N) ‘14’ (:04) The Walking Dead ‘MA’ (:08) Hip Hop: The Songs encounters new breeds of prehistoric terror. ‘MA’ “Ghosts” ‘MA’ That Shook America ‘14’ Regular Show Regular Show American Bob’s Burg- Bob’s Burg- Family Guy Family Guy Rick and Robot Chick- Squidbillies Black Jesus American Family Guy Family Guy Rick and Robot ‘PG’ ‘PG’ Dad ‘14’ ers ‘PG’ ers ‘14’ ‘14’ ‘14’ Morty ‘14’ en (N) ‘14’ ‘MA’ Dad ‘14’ ‘14’ ‘14’ Morty ‘14’ Chicken Lone Star Law “Fawn Stars” Lone Star Law “Poachers Lone Star Law “Deadly Con- Lone Star Law: Bigger and Lone Star Law (N) ‘14’ (:01) Lone Star Law “Back in (:01) Lone Star Law “Wildcat Lone Star Law ‘14’ ‘14’ Beware” ‘14’ duct” ‘14’ Better ‘14’ the Wild” ‘14’ Garage” ‘14’ Bunk’d ‘G’ Raven’s Raven’s Raven’s “Goosebumps” (2015, Fantasy) Jack Black, Gabby Duran (:10) Raven’s Coop & Cami Star Wars Big City Raven’s Just Roll With Jessie ‘G’ Jessie ‘G’ Home ‘G’ Home ‘G’ Home ‘G’ Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush. Home Resistance Greens ‘Y7’ Home ‘G’ It ‘Y7’ The Loud The Loud Are You Afraid of the Dark? Are You Afraid of the Dark? Are You Afraid of the Dark? “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” (2012, Children’s) Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ House ‘Y7’ House ‘Y7’ ‘PG’ ‘PG’ ‘PG’ Dwayne Johnson, Michael Caine. “Addams Family Values” (1993) Anjelica Huston. A greedy (:05) “Hotel Transylvania” (2012, Children’s) Voices of (:10) “Hocus Pocus” (1993, Children’s) Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker. (:20) “Dark Shadows” (2012, Comedy) nanny plots to marry and murder Uncle Fester. Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez. Youths conjure up three child-hungry witches on Halloween. Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer. 90 Day Fiance: Extra Love “King Of My Heart” Ben struggles 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days The cast discuss the (:02) Unexpected Rilah deliv- (:02) 90 Day Fiancé: Before 90 Day Fiancé: Before the through the ceremony. (N) ‘14’ 90 Days ‘PG’ past season. (N) ‘PG’ ers her baby. (N) ‘14’ the 90 Days (N) ‘PG’ 90 Days ‘PG’ Expedition Unknown “Vi- Alaska: The Last Frontier Alaska: The Last Frontier Alaska: The Last Frontier (:01) River of No Return “Epi- (:03) Why We Hate “Tools & (:11) Alaska: The Last Fron- River of No Return “Episode kings In America” ‘PG’ “Rusted and Busted” ‘14’ Exposed (N) ‘14’ (N) ‘14’ sode 4” (N) ‘14’ Tactics” (N) ‘14’ tier ‘14’ 4” ‘14’ The Dead Files ‘PG’ The Dead Files ‘PG’ The Dead Files ‘PG’ The Dead Files “The Demon Inside and The Gut Wrencher” Witches of Salem (N) ‘14’ Amish Haunting Two friends The Dead Files ‘PG’ The duo investigates a possession. ‘PG’ taunt the devil. ‘14’ American Pickers “Mike’s Big American Pickers Bubbletop American Pickers “One of American Pickers “Ready to (:02) American Pickers ‘PG’ (:05) American Pickers “The (:05) American Pickers “Tick (:03) American Pickers Buy” ‘PG’ cars; automobilia. ‘PG’ Everything” ‘PG’ Race” ‘PG’ Great Pick Off” ‘PG’ Tock Pick” ‘PG’ “Ready to Race” ‘PG’ (2:30) “21 Jump Street” “Walking Tall” (2004, Action) The Rock, Johnny Knoxville, “White House Down” (2013, Action) Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal. (:04) “Salt” (2010, Action) An- (:04) “Salt” (2010, Action) An(2012, Comedy) Jonah Hill, Neal McDonough. A sheriff and a deputy try to rid their town Paramilitary soldiers take over the White House. gelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber. gelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber. Channing Tatum. of thugs. Home Town “Small Town Home Town “Countryside in Home Town “Everybody Beach Hunters Boston; Gulf Caribbean Life ‘G’ Hawaii Hunters ‘G’ Mexico Life Mexico Life Caribbean Life ‘G’ Sophistication” ‘G’ the City” ‘G’ Wants a Porch” ‘G’ Breeze, Fla. ‘G’ ‘G’ ‘G’ Halloween Wars Halloween- Halloween Wars Zombie dat- Halloween Wars “The Halloween Wars ‘G’ Halloween Wars The final two Haunted Gingerbread Show- Halloween Baking Champi- Halloween Wars The final two teams compete. ‘G’ themed displays. ‘G’ ing show displays. ‘G’ Swarm” ‘G’ teams compete. ‘G’ down (N) ‘G’ onship ‘G’ Shark Tank Guest shark Troy Undercover Boss ‘PG’ Undercover Boss “Taco Undercover Boss ‘PG’ Undercover Boss CEO Low- Undercover Boss ‘PG’ Retirement Smartech The Profit ‘PG’ Carter. ‘PG’ Bueno” ‘PG’ ell Hawthorne. ‘PG’ Income Power Kit Watters’ World The Next Revolution With Life, Liberty & Levin (N) Watters’ World The Next Revolution With Life, Liberty & Levin FOX News Sunday With MediaBuzz Steve Hilton (N) Steve Hilton Chris Wallace (N) (3:30) “The Internship” (2013) Vince Vaughn. Old-school “Step Brothers” (2008, Comedy) Will Ferrell. Two spoiled (:15) “Wedding Crashers” (2005, Comedy) Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Christopher South Park (:35) South salesmen finagle internships at Google. men become rivals when their parents marry. Walken. Partygoers spend a wild weekend with a politician’s family. ‘MA’ Park ‘MA’ (3:02) “R.I.P.D.” (2013, Ac- (:05) “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1” (2010, Fantasy) Daniel Radcliffe, Ru- (:10) “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” (2011, Fantasy) Daniel Radcliffe, Ru- (:01) Futura- (:31) Futuration) Jeff Bridges. pert Grint. Harry sets out to destroy the secrets to Voldemort’s power. pert Grint, Emma Watson. Harry may have to make the ultimate sacrifice. ma ‘PG’ ma ‘PG’
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“War of the Worlds” (2005, Science Fiction) Tom Cruise, Watchmen “Martial Feats of Silicon Valley Mrs. Fletcher Last Week Watchmen “Martial Feats of Silicon Valley Dakota Fanning. A man and his children try to survive an Comanche Horsemanship” (N) ‘MA’ (N) ‘MA’ Tonight-John Comanche Horsemanship” ‘MA’ alien invasion. ‘PG-13’ (N) ‘MA’ ‘MA’ (5:59) Silicon (:29) Silicon (6:59) Watchmen “It’s Sum- “Notting Hill” (1999, Romance-Comedy) Julia Roberts, (:05) “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” (2010) Michael Valley ‘MA’ Valley ‘MA’ mer and We’re Running Out Hugh Grant, Hugh Bonneville. A bookseller and a movie star Douglas. Master manipulator Gordon Gekko emerges from of Ice” ‘MA’ have an unlikely romance. ‘PG-13’ prison with a new agenda. ‘PG-13’ (3:35) Outcast (:20) Outcast (:10) Outcast Kyle is am- Outcast “To the Sea” Ander- “Traffic” (2000, Crime Drama) Michael Douglas, Don Cheadle, Benicio Del “Armageddon” (1998, Science Fiction) Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Liv ‘MA’ bushed by an old foe. ‘MA’ son decides to help Giles. Toro. The war on drugs brings many casualties and few victories. ‘R’ Tyler. A hero tries to save Earth from an asteroid. ‘NR’ + MAX 311 516 ‘MA’ ‘MA’ The Circus: On Becoming a God in Cen- The Affair “509” Controversy swirls around The Circus: The Circus: The Affair “510” Helen and The Affair “510” Helen and Couples The Circus: The Affair “510” Helen and Noah. ‘MA’ Inside the Inside the Noah run for their lives. (N) Noah run for their lives. ‘MA’ Therapy “108” Inside the Noah run for their lives. ‘MA’ 5 SHOW 319 546 Inside the tral Florida ‘MA’ Wildest Wildest Wildest ‘MA’ ‘MA’ Wildest (3:00) “Tombstone” (1993, (:15) “Dazed and Confused” (1993, Drama) Jason London, “A Bad Moms Christmas” (2017, Comedy) Mila Kunis, Kris- “I Feel Pretty” (2018, Comedy) Amy Schumer, Michelle “Molly’s Game” (2017, Biog 8 TMC 329 554 Western) Kurt Russell. ‘R’ Wiley Wiggins, Sasha Jenson. Teens waste another day in ten Bell, Kathryn Hahn. Three friends try to make Christmas Williams, Rory Scovel. A woman gains a renewed sense of raphy) Jessica Chastain, Idris 1976 Austin, Texas. ‘R’ perfect for their moms. ‘R’ self-confidence. ‘PG-13’ Elba. ‘R’
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TV Guide C9 | PENINSULA CLARION | PENINSULACLARION.COM | Sunday, October 27, 2019 WEEKDAYS MORNING/AFTERNOON A (3) ABC-13 13 (6) MNT-5 5 (8) CBS-11 11 (9) FOX-4 4 (10) NBC-2 2 (12) PBS-7 7
(34) ESPN 140 206
(35) ESPN2 144 209
(36) ROOT 426 687 (38) PARMT 241 241
M T W Th F M T W Th F M T W Th F M T W Th F M T W Th F M T W Th F M T W Th F M T W Th F M T W Th F
M T (43) AMC 131 254 W Th F M T (46) TOON 176 296 W Th F
(47) ANPL 184 282 (49) DISN
M T 173 291 W Th F M T 171 300 W Th F
(51) FREE 180 311 (55) TLC
M T 183 280 W Th F
TV A =Clarion DISH B = DirecTV 5:30
(3) ABC-13 13 (6) MNT-5
Chicago P.D. The team Mike & Molly Mike & Molly probes a home explosion. ‘14’ ‘14’ ‘14’
(8) CBS-11 11 (9) FOX-4
The Ellen DeGeneres Show KTVA 11 (N) ‘PG’ News at 5 Two and a Entertainment Funny You Half Men ‘14’ Tonight (N) Should Ask ‘PG’ Judge Judy Judge Judy Channel 2 (N) ‘PG’ ‘PG’ News 5:00 Report (N) Rick Steves’ Rick Steves’ BBC World Europe ‘G’ Europe ‘G’ News America
CBS Evening News Funny You Should Ask ‘PG’ NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt Nightly Business Report ‘G’
(34) ESPN 140 206 (35) ESPN2 144 209 (36) ROOT 426 687 (38) PARMT 241 241 (43) AMC
(46) TOON 176 296 (47) ANPL 184 282 (49) DISN
(51) FREE 180 311 (55) TLC
(57) TRAV 196 277 (58) HIST
(60) HGTV 112 229 (61) FOOD 110 231 (65) CNBC 208 355 (67) FNC
^ HBO2 304 505 + MAX
5 SHOW 319 546 8 TMC
Jeopardy Inside Ed. 25 Words 25 Words Dr. Phil ‘14’ Wendy Varied The Kelly Clarkson Show Varied Programs
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Wendy Williams Show Hot Bench Hot Bench Court Court Protection Protection Young & Restless Mod Fam Bold Rachael Ray ‘G’ Paternity Live with Kelly and Ryan The Dr. Oz Show ‘PG’ Dinosaur Cat in the Sesame St. Splash
In the Heat of the Night In the Heat of the Night JAG “Hero Worship” ‘14’ JAG ‘PG’ Blue Bloods ‘14’ Blue Bloods ‘14’ Blue Bloods ‘14’ Last Man Last Man In the Heat of the Night In the Heat of the Night JAG “Boomerang” ‘14’ JAG “Boomerang” ‘14’ Blue Bloods ‘14’ Blue Bloods ‘14’ Blue Bloods ‘14’ “Knight and Day” In the Heat of the Night In the Heat of the Night In the Heat of the Night In the Heat of the Night In the Heat of the Night Dog the Bounty Hunter Dog the Bounty Hunter Dog Dog In the Heat of the Night In the Heat of the Night JAG ‘PG’ JAG ‘14’ Blue Bloods ‘14’ Blue Bloods ‘14’ “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” In the Heat of the Night In the Heat of the Night JAG “Promises” ‘PG’ JAG “Drop Zone” ‘PG’ Blue Bloods ‘14’ Blue Bloods ‘14’ Blue Bloods ‘14’ Last Man Last Man Very Merry Deals (N) ‘G’ LOGO by Lori Goldstein Jayne & Pat’s Closet (N) (Live) ‘G’ Martha Stewart - Fashion Gift Checklist (N) (Live) ‘G’ PM Style With Amy Stran Very Merry Deals (N) ‘G’ Gift Guide (N) (Live) ‘G’ Life is Good (N) (Live) ‘G’ Skechers (N) (Live) ‘G’ Gourmet Holiday (N) (Live) ‘G’ Too Faced Cosmetics ‘G’ Shoe Shopping With Jane Very Merry Deals (N) ‘G’ Gift Guide (N) (Live) ‘G’ Gifts for the Cook (N) (Live) ‘G’ Gourmet Holiday (N) (Live) ‘G’ Gifts Under $50 (N) ‘G’ Very Merry Deals (N) ‘G’ HomeWorx Gift Guide (N) (Live) ‘G’ Gift Checklist (N) (Live) ‘G’ (6:00) Kerstin’s Closet ‘G’ Isaac Mizrahi Live! (N) (Live) ‘G’ Affinity Diamond Jewelry Earth Brands Footwear Jane’s Closet (N) (Live) ‘G’ David’s Holi-YAYS (N) ‘G’ (7:00) “Holiday Spin” ‘PG’ “Will You Merry Me?” (2008, Children’s) ‘PG’ “The Christmas Hope” (2009, Drama) ‘PG’ “Merry In-Laws” (2012) Shelley Long. ‘PG’ “On Strike for Christmas” “Christmas in Paradise” “A Very Merry Toy Store” (2017) Mario Lopez ‘PG’ “Holiday High School Reunion” (2012) ‘PG’ “A Perfect Christmas List” (2014) Ellen Hollman. ‘PG’ “Becoming Santa” ‘PG’ “En Vogue Chris” “Seasons of Love” (2014, Romance) LeToya Luckett. “The Christmas Consultant” (2012, Comedy) ‘PG’ “A Nanny for Christmas” (2010) Dean Cain “The Christmas Shoes” “Grumpy Cat” “Christmas on Chestnut Street” (2006, Drama) ‘PG’ “A Christmas Proposal” (2008) Nicole Eggert. “A Dad for Christmas” (2006) Kristopher Turner. ‘PG’ “All Christmas” “Wishin’ and Hopin’” “A Christmas Wedding” (2006, Comedy) ‘PG’ “On Strike for Christmas” (2010) David Sutcliffe ‘PG’ “Heaven Sent” (2016, Drama) Christian Kane. ‘PG’ “3 Holiday Tails” ‘PG’ Chicago P.D. ‘14’ Chicago P.D. ‘14’ Chicago P.D. ‘14’ Chicago P.D. ‘14’ Chicago P.D. ‘14’ Chicago P.D. ‘14’ Chicago P.D. ‘14’ Chicago P.D. ‘14’ Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU NCIS “Witch Hunt” ‘PG’ NCIS “Murder 2.0” ‘14’ NCIS ‘14’ NCIS “Cracked” ‘PG’ NCIS “Oil & Water” ‘PG’ NCIS ‘PG’ Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘14’ Amer. 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Charmed ‘PG’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ “Act of Valor” (2012, Action) Roselyn Sánchez. “Saving Private Ryan” Charmed ‘PG’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ “Snow White & the Huntsman” (2012, Fantasy) Supernatural ‘PG’ Supernatural ‘PG’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘PG’ NBA Basketball Charmed ‘PG’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Bones ‘14’ Bones ‘14’ Bones ‘14’ Bones ‘14’ SportsCenter (N) (Live) NFL PrimeTime (N) (Live) NFL Live (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (Live) Around Interruption Monday Night Countdown (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (Live) Outside NFL Live (N) (Live) SportsCenter Special (N) (Live) Question Around Interruption SportsCenter (N) (Live) College Football Top 25 SportsCenter (N) (Live) Outside NFL Live (N) (Live) NBA: The Jump (N) (Live) High Noon Question Around Interruption SportsCenter (N) (Live) NBA Basketball SportsCenter (N) (Live) Outside NFL Live (N) (Live) NBA: The Jump (N) (Live) High Noon Question Around Interruption SportsCenter (N) (Live) CFB 150 Countdown SportsCenter (N) (Live) Outside NFL Live (N) (Live) NBA: The Jump (N) (Live) High Noon Question Around Interruption SportsCenter (N) (Live) NBA Basketball First Take Jalen & Jacoby (N) NBA: The Jump (N) (Live) High Noon Question NFL Live SportsCenter (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (Live) First Take Jalen & Jacoby (N) NBA: The Jump (N) (Live) High Noon Football Baseball Tonight (N) (Live) Daily Wager (N) (Live) Baseball Interruption First Take Jalen & Jacoby (N) NFL Live Football Baseball Tonight (N) (Live) Daily Wager (N) (Live) Baseball NFL Live First Take Jalen & Jacoby (N) NFL Live Football High Noon Question Daily Wager (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (Live) First Take Jalen & Jacoby (N) NFL Live Football Max UFC Live (N) Daily Wager (N) (Live) Football Countdown The Rich Eisen Show (N) (Live) ‘PG’ Paid Prog. Paid Prog. The Dan Patrick Show (N) ‘PG’ College Football The Rich Eisen Show (N) (Live) ‘PG’ Paid Prog. Paid Prog. The Dan Patrick Show (N) ‘PG’ Bundesliga Soccer The Rich Eisen Show (N) (Live) ‘PG’ Paid Prog. Paid Prog. The Dan Patrick Show (N) ‘PG’ Immortals Short List The Rich Eisen Show (N) (Live) ‘PG’ Paid Prog. Paid Prog. The Dan Patrick Show (N) ‘PG’ High School Football The Rich Eisen Show (N) (Live) ‘PG’ Paid Prog. Paid Prog. The Dan Patrick Show (N) ‘PG’ World Surf Highlights Bar Rescue Varied Bar Rescue Bar Rescue Mom Mom Mom (:35) Mom (:10) Mom Varied Two Men Varied Two Men Two Men “Friday the 13th, Part VI: Jason Lives” (1986) “Friday the 13th Part VII -- The New Blood” “Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan” “Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday” (1993) “Halloween” (1978) Donald Pleasence. “Halloween 4” (1988, Horror) Donald Pleasence. “Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers” “Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers” “Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers” “Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers” “Halloween II” (2009, Horror) Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane. “Halloween H20: 20 Years Later” “Halloween” (1978) Donald Pleasence. “Halloween 4” (1988, Horror) Donald Pleasence. “Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers” “Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers” Stooges Stooges “Rudy” (1993, Drama) Sean Astin, Ned Beatty. “The Longest Yard” (2005) Adam Sandler, Chris Rock. “The Karate Kid” (1984) Ralph Macchio. Ben 10 ‘Y7’ Victor Teen Titans Teen Titans Teen Titans Teen Titans Gumball Gumball Gumball Gumball Total Drama Total Drama Teen Titans Teen Titans Gumball Gumball Ben 10 ‘Y7’ Victor Teen Titans Teen Titans Teen Titans Teen Titans Gumball Gumball Gumball Gumball Total Drama Total Drama Teen Titans Teen Titans Gumball Gumball Ben 10 ‘Y7’ Victor Teen Titans Teen Titans Teen Titans Teen Titans Gumball Gumball Gumball Gumball Total Drama Total Drama Teen Titans Teen Titans Gumball Gumball Ben 10 ‘Y7’ Victor Teen Titans Teen Titans Teen Titans Teen Titans Gumball Gumball Gumball Gumball Total Drama Total Drama Teen Titans Teen Titans Gumball Gumball Ben 10 ‘Y7’ Victor Teen Titans Teen Titans Teen Titans Teen Titans Gumball Gumball Gumball Gumball Total Drama Total Drama Teen Titans Teen Titans Gumball Gumball The Vet Life Dr. Jeff: RMV The Zoo ‘PG’ Secret Life-Zoo Pit Bulls and Parolees Pit Bulls and Parolees Varied Programs Mickey T.O.T.S. ‘Y’ Puppy Pals Puppy Pals Muppet Giganto Vampirina Elena Rapunzel Transylvania Ladybug Ladybug Amphibia Big City Big City (:25) Jessie Mickey “Spookley-Pumpkin” PJ Masks Muppet Mickey Vampirina Elena Rapunzel Transylvania Ladybug Ladybug Amphibia Big City Big City Jessie ‘G’ Mickey T.O.T.S. ‘G’ Puppy Pals Puppy Pals Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Vampirina Elena Rapunzel Transylvania Toy-Terror! Mickey Amphibia Big City Raven Raven Mickey Vampirina Puppy Pals Vampirina Muppet PJ Masks Vampirina Elena Tangled Mickey “Halloweentown” (1998) ‘PG’ “Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge” Mickey T.O.T.S. ‘Y’ Puppy Pals Puppy Pals Vampirina Giganto Vampirina Elena Rapunzel Transylvania Ladybug Ladybug Amphibia Big City Big City (:35) Jessie Bubble Abby PAW Patrol Ricky Zoom PAW Patrol Ryan PAW Patrol Blaze PAW Patrol PAW Patrol SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob Loud House SpongeBob Bubble Abby PAW Patrol Ricky Zoom PAW Patrol Ryan PAW Patrol Blaze PAW Patrol PAW Patrol SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob Loud House SpongeBob Bubble Abby PAW Patrol Ricky Zoom PAW Patrol Ryan PAW Patrol Blaze PAW Patrol PAW Patrol SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob Loud House SpongeBob Bubble Abby PAW Patrol Ricky Zoom PAW Patrol Ryan PAW Patrol Blaze PAW Patrol PAW Patrol SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob Loud House Loud House Loud House PAW Patrol PAW Patrol PAW Patrol PAW Patrol PAW Patrol PAW Patrol Bubble Abby PAW Patrol PAW Patrol Casagran SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob Casagran Casagran (6:00) Movie 700 Club The 700 Club Varied Programs (:35) Movie Varied Programs (:40) Movie Varied Programs (:45) Movie Extreme Extreme Long Island Medium “A Spirit Returns” ‘PG’ Untold Stories of the E.R. 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A Halloween scramble
Fawkes’ Failed Plot You may be preparing your costume or decorating your house for Halloween, but in England, kids are looking forward to Guy Fawkes Day on Nov. 5. This week, The Mini Page learns more about this British holiday and shares a few safety tips for Halloween here at home.
Who is Guy Fawkes?
Unscramble these things that you should do to have a safe and fun Halloween. And don’t forget to say “thank you” for each treat! 1. Using aumpke on your face is best. A mask can block your view of traffic and other kids. 2. Your ustmoec should be in a light color or trimmed with tape that shines in the dark. 3. Your estart should be looked over by an adult before you eat them. 4. A lhalftgsih should light your way if you are out after dark. 5. Your essoh should be comfortable. No high heels, please.
While Fawkes was in Spain, he went by “Guido.” He’s shown here third from right.
Fawkes and his fellow rebels hoped that the arrival of England’s King James I in 1603 would signal more tolerance of Catholics, but instead he took away the rights of Catholics. So Fawkes and 12 others hatched an explosive plan: the Gunpowder Plot.
The plan was to pack gunpowder in the cellar below the Palace of Westminster, where the English Parliament met. When the king arrived there on the morning of Nov. 5, 1605, to open Parliament’s meetings, Fawkes would light a fuse that would ignite the gunpowder, and everyone in the House of Lords that morning would perish in the blast.
Guy Fawkes was born in England in 1570. When he was a boy, countries in Europe were at war over religion. Spain ruled the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg, and Spanish kings were Catholic. But Queen Elizabeth I declared that England would be a Protestant country, and the English king or queen would be its leader. Blast, or bust? Fawkes’ stepfather was a Catholic, and he However, someone leaked the plot, and at was raised studying the Catholic faith. But midnight on Nov. 5, royal bodyguards found people who wanted to keep the stash of gunpowder in the worshipping as Catholics did Remember, remember cellar. They also found Guy not have religious freedom. the 5th of November, Fawkes and arrested him. They had to practice in secret, Nov. 5 holiday The Gunpowder even hiding their leaders Today, people in England in “priest holes.” These treason and plot! light bonfires and sometimes secret Catholics were called special church services I know of no reason hold recusants (REH-cyoo-zents). and ring bells. They also
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why the Gunpowder shoot off fireworks. The When he was 21, Fawkes holiday is called Guy Fawkes treason left England to become a Day or Bonfire Night. Should ever be forgot! soldier. Later he traveled The modern holiday has to Spain and Italy to ask less to do with the religious their leaders to invade England and restore and political struggles than with tradition and Catholicism there, but they refused. family fun.
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• “You Wouldn’t Want to Be Guy Fawkes!” by Fiona Macdonald
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Words that remind us of Guy Fawkes are hidden in this puzzle. Some words are hidden backward or diagonally, and some letters are used twice. See if you can find: BONFIRE, CATHOLIC, ENGLAND, FAWKES, FREEDOM, GUNPOWDER, GUY, HOLIDAY, JAMES, KING, PARLIAMENT, PLOT, PROTESTANT, REBEL, RECUSANT, RELIGIOUS, SECRET, SOLDIER, TREASON.
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Eco Note When Halloween is over and the jack-o’-lantern is shriveled up and scary, you can still put it to use. Of course, the easiest thing to do is chuck it into a compost bin, where it will add nutrients to the mix and eventually to your soil and plants. If you haven’t thrown away the pumpkin pulp yet, look for recipes that use it to make spooktacular cookies, breads or pie. The seeds, when roasted with salt, make a crunchy snack. Yummmm!
• 1/2 teaspoon You’ll need: cayenne pepper • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese (optional) • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour • 4 cups russet • 1 teaspoon garlic powder potatoes, peeled and cubed • 1 teaspoon onion powder • 2 tablespoons olive oil • 1/2 teaspoon salt • cooking spray • 1/2 teaspoon pepper What to do: 1. Combine parmesan cheese, flour and spices in a large plastic bag. Add cubed potatoes and shake to coat. 2. Spread olive oil in the bottom of a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Add potatoes and toss to coat with olive oil. 3. Spray potatoes lightly with cooking spray until moist. 4. Bake in a 350-degree oven for 1 hour. Flip potatoes every 20 minutes. Serves 6.
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* You’ll need an adult’s help with this recipe.
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Mom struggles to support daughter who is making a mistake
jeanne phillips Dear Abby be supportive? — EMOTIONAL MOM IN BALTIMORE DEAR MOM: It is better that the boyfriend knows your daughter’s true feelings. Having said what she did has freed him to move on. Tell her you are glad she confided in you, you think she had a solid gold winner in the young man she has been with for
DEAR ABBY: Have people now decided they cannot travel without their dogs? My sister and her husband take an annual trip to visit my parents, who live six hours from my family. Because they pass near our town, they stop and visit with us, too. I love seeing my sister, but they bring their large dog and expect us to keep our Siamese cat locked up while they’re here. (Our kitty is terrified of dogs.) They tend to stay at least four or five days, during which time we must keep our cat in our bedroom with his litter box and food. Their dog is sweet, but he makes a big mess when he eats,
Jaqueline Bigar’s Stars HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Nov. 4, 2019: This year, you make a difference. Others find you more determined than ever. Your focus will be on investments, property and family. If single, do not jump to the conclusion that someone is “the one” until you have been with him or her for a year. It might take that long to really know this person. If attached, the two of you might decide to invest in a new home or a new addition to the family. You will build on your assets this year. AQUARIUS is tenacious like you but not as possessive. He or she makes a great pal. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult
ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHH Use innate stress to push yourself a little harder than usual. You will love the end results. Once you get going, you achieve far more than you thought possible. A loved one or partner starts reflecting your energy. Tonight: Hang with your friends.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHH Pressure builds to make an impression on others. What you need to recognize is that you do anyway. Work with a boss or an enthusiastic partner to complete or perfect a project. Funnel your energy into this endeavor. Tonight: Absolutely what you want.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHHH Reach out for someone at a distance who you care about. You wonder about the best way to handle a problem; verbalize what the issue might be. Creativity surges if you open up to a solution. Tonight: Break a pattern.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH One-on-one relating can push your interests ahead. You could want to do something very different. Lighten up and proceed on a new path. You will gain another person’s support once he or she sees the results! Tonight: Be a team.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHH Be more forthright and direct in your choices. You could be met with equal clarity, which will benefit you far more than you think. With others, you could manifest a long-term goal or idea. Tonight: Off with friends.
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HH Pace yourself. You sense a high amount of volatility and energy around you. Try to stay on course yet incorporate good ideas from others. Expenses need to be monitored tightly with so much going on right now. Tonight: Going to the gym.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHH Your creativity remains high. No matter what occurs, you find a solution. A child, new love interest or an unusually wild idea could punctuate your day. Complete what has to be done. Tonight: Slow down gradually.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHH Pressure builds around the homefront. You might have different ideas from a friend or loved one. This energy also could be focused on a property investment. You might need some time to do research and come to a viable conclusion. Tonight: Time to be frisky.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHH You see a lot going on around you that up until now has been close to invisible. You might think a friend is acting in an overly pushy manner. Both of you have a lot of strength and drive. Tonight: Go with spontaneity.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHH The costs of handling a personal matter could be far greater than you anticipated. Get to the bottom of the problem before making any decisions. This issue could be coloring your outlook. Tonight: Your treat.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHHH Many people turn to you for various reasons. If you have a project or an important meeting, you will have to work at not being distracted by others. You seek unusual information, and it will come toward you. Tonight: As you like it.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHH Take your time if you feel off. A situation might not work the way you would like if you push right now. A partner or associate could be demanding. Don’t respond and you could prevent an argument. Tonight: As you like it.
BORN TODAY Rapper/entrepreneur Sean Combs (1969), comedian Kathy Griffin (1960), actress Loretta Swit (1937)
and they don’t scoop his poop until the end of their visit. Once they’re gone, I vacuum up dog hair for weeks. Any questions I ask — “Could you wipe up ‘Rover’s’ dinner?” — are met with either “In a minute” (never) or “He’s such a messy eater. Ha ha!” When I tried to be frank about the problem of having to lock our cat up and the kibble all over the floor, my sister got upset and told our parents we were “anti-dog people” who didn’t appreciate their efforts to visit family. Any suggestions on how to deal with these visits? I don’t want to cause a family feud over a five-day visit every year, but I’m beginning to dread them coming. — OVER IT BIG TIME DEAR OVER IT: If you haven’t told your parents what you have written to me, you should
because they should hear your side of this. Perhaps they can get through to your nervy sister that what she’s doing is rude, inconsiderate and an imposition. Then tell your sister you would love to see her, but if she’s bringing Rover with her, you can accommodate her for ONE night, not five — and repeat the rules she must follow while she’s there. DEAR ABBY: I gave my mom a surprise 90th birthday party. My cousin and his wife and their two adult children and three grandchildren came. I paid $23 a head for a sit-down dinner. Mom was given a scented candle from all of them, but the kicker is my cousin sells them, so it cost them nothing. Is there any way I can tell them how cheap they are without causing a war? — UNFAIR IN THE EAST
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DEAR UNFAIR: I don’t recommend you broach that subject the way you presented it to me. It would have been better if more thought had been devoted to selecting a gift, but what you paid for the dinner should have no bearing. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www.DearAbby. com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. For everything you need to know about wedding planning, order “How to Have a Lovely Wedding.” Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $8 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Wedding Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.)
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the last two years, and you will always be there to emotionally support her if she needs it. That’s all you can do at this point.
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DEAR ABBY: My 20-year-old daughter has been dating a wonderful young man for two years. He’s 21, almost 22. He treats her exceptionally well. She has decided on a whim that she has “an itch” to know what it’s like to “be with” other people! (They were each other’s first everything.) I do understand that thought or “itch,” but I don’t feel it NEEDS to be acted upon. When she told him, it broke his heart. When I asked him if he was OK, he responded, “No, but I will be. I just want her to be happy.” It brought tears to my eyes. He’s such a wonderful young man. My daughter has no idea what a huge mistake she’s making. Of course I want to support her no matter what, but I feel her actions are mean and selfish. How do I convey this to her but also
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Mom in dating game ponders trading attraction for security DEAR ABBY: I’m a go well and it develops 40-year-old mom of two into a long-term relationgirls who has been single ship, I have no doubt for five years. In that he would provide a very time, I’ve dated a few comfortable life for my men, but haven’t found children and me. one who fulfills my The problem is, I’m “wish list.” not very attracted to him. The last man I was He’s a nice, normalinterested in seemed looking man, but if I like he had possibilities. passed him on the street, Dear Abby There was a strong muI wouldn’t give him a Jeanne Phillips tual attraction. We spent second glance. I continue a lot of time together, to see him because it went on dates and were physically seems we may be compatible, and I intimate. However, because of his enjoy spending time with him, but recent divorce and subsequent is it wrong to be disappointed that I emotional struggles, it became apdon’t feel “fireworks”? parent that we wouldn’t work out in This may seem shallow, but after the long term. It was disappointing, feeling so much chemistry with a but we are still good friends and talk man I was madly attracted to, it’s daily. difficult to be in this position. It’s In the meantime, I have begun next to impossible to find someone dating a very nice 48-year-old man who possesses every single quality with whom I have a lot in common. I want, especially because I live in a He’s very successful professionally, small town, and I am likely not going and we get along well. He is also very to match everything on his list either. attracted to me. If things continue to How do I break down these barriers
that I’m putting in front of him? — NO SPARKS IN OREGON DEAR NO SPARKS: I can’t guarantee this will work, but a giant step in the right direction might be to stop talking every day with the man you are so attracted to. Although he appears to be over you, you do not appear to have him completely out of your system. Until that happens, no one is going to measure up. DEAR ABBY: I was born in the mountains of western North Carolina, but I have been obsessed with the beach since I was a toddler. I am an empty nester and retired. Soon my husband and I would like to move to Florida for the warmer climate and to ease our oceanobsessed souls. The problem is, I am heartbroken to leave my mother. She’s getting older, and we are very close. She has given me her blessing, as she knows the winters here make me miserable physically and mentally. The thing is, I will miss her terribly.
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We can video chat and visit often, but I can’t shake my guilt over leaving her. My brother lives close by and will take care of her if she needs anything (she lives independently) and keep her company, and she does have a friend she spends time with also. Am I being unreasonable? Or am I being completely selfish? It just feels wrong to leave her. — TORTURED DAUGHTER IN THE SOUTH DEAR TORTURED: Your mother has given you her blessing to move. Take her up on it with a light heart. And during the winter months, invite her to come and stay with you if she wishes. That way you won’t have to feel guilty, and she might enjoy the warmer weather. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.
Jacqueline Bigar’s Stars
ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHH Use your well-known ability to find your way through the most difficult problems. You reach solutions whether they involve an intimate bond, a financial dealing or major life issues. Trust in your ability to deal with depth and controversy. Tonight: Opt for togetherness.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHH Standing up to opposi-
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHH You have a lot to share. It appears many people around you are involved in conflict. You might experience a moment of discomfort when dealing with a money matter and a close associate. Tonight: Feeling inspired? Act on it.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH Your imagination soars when facing an awkward or difficult moment. You seem to find a way to bypass a problem. Figure out your priorities, consider others’ needs and priorities, and a solution will emerge. Tonight: Put on your dancing shoes.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHH Your concern and attention revolve around real estate, or possibly your domestic life and finances. Listen to what others share, but the responsibility as to how decisions turn out will be yours. Proceed with care and as much information as possible. Tonight: Homeward bound.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
through. Tonight: Early to bed.
HHHH You will say what is on your mind. Do not be surprised if another person cops an attitude or responds in what you might consider an unconventional manner. A loved one cannot grasp what you’re saying. This person’s mind is elsewhere. Tonight: Hang out.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Dear Readers: Here are some new uses for old cellphones: * Recycle it. Try services such as RecycleMyCellPhone.org. * Donate it to a spousal abuse center, such as a battered women’s shelter (these phones are programmed to call for help). * Give it to CellPhonesForSoldiers.com (these donated phones are given to soldiers to call home). * Give it to a child to use as a toy — remove the SIM card first. — Heloise
QUICK GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH Dear Heloise: Since I love a grilled cheese sandwich, but I’m usually in a hurry, I put two pieces of bread in the toaster and after that place a couple of slices of cheese between the two pieces of bread and zap in a microwave for 20 to 30 seconds. There’s very little cleanup and no grease, which
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HHHHH You could be overly serious or demanding. Your ability to make a difference does not change if you choose to change your attitude. A conversation enlightens you about alternatives. Tonight: Join a friend.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHH You might not be able to change directions or make a strong choice at the moment. An issue of money or a decision keeps floating through your mind. You could need to settle in and handle a personal matter. Tonight: Pay bills first.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHH You might be in a position where you feel you have no choice. You do have a choice, but it might not be one you like. Understand your innate limits and why you have them. Responsibility pays off. Tonight: A force to be dealt with.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHHH You beam in much more of what you want and desire. To your surprise, a serious attitude draws someone toward you. Do not feel as if you need to reveal everything that is on your mind. Tonight: Feel inspired by a child or loved one.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHH Though you know what you need to do, you might want or be inspired to add more flourish or change your actions. Weigh the pros and cons carefully. You are dealing with someone who has unusual insight. Tonight: Be willing to have a highbrow conversation.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHH Slow down and allow others to take the lead. News heads your way that you might not like at first. Do not make snap judgments; do adequate research and follow
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means fewer calories as well. — Dorothy A., Sioux Falls, S.D.
OPAL RING Dear Heloise: I have an opal ring that needs cleaning, but I don’t know how to clean this soft stone. Any hints for me? — Jean D., Helena, Mont. Jean, first, determine the type of opal you have. If you have a solid opal, fill a bowl with half a cup of warm water — not hot or cold. Opals are sensitive to extremes of temperature. Add about five drops of unscented, mild detergent, and gently swish the ring around, but do not bang it against the side of the bowl. Then remove and dry with a soft, clean cloth. If you have doublet or triplet opal, do not immerse in solution or water, as this will loosen the glue and separate the pieces. Instead, dip a soft cloth in the solution and gently clean the opal. Opals should be cleaned every two to three months to avoid accumulation of dirt and dust. — Heloise
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BORN TODAY Microsoft founder Bill Gates (1955), actress Julia Roberts (1967), actress Annie Potts (1952)
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Shoe | Chris Cassatt & Gary Brookins
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This year, you are unusually dynamic and forthright. However, at times you might choose to say little and listen more. Your bold ideas and well-known creativity emerge. If single, many potential sweeties find you sensual and mysterious. You will know when you meet the right person. If attached, you constantly have a way of drawing your significant other’s attention and desire to share more with you. Be open and responsive and the bond will grow. The support that exists between you remains high. A fellow SCORPIO draws you in, but you often get into power plays or heated discussions. Your ideas are very different. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult
tion could take unusual talent and depth. You also do not need to toss yourself into controversy. You can be a quiet player who listens and absorbs the present issues. Tonight: Be with your favorite person.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Oct. 28, 2019:
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DILBERTÂ®/ by Scott Adams
DOONESBURY/ by Garry Trudeau
SALLY FORTH/ by Francesco Marciuliano and Jim Keefe
MOTHER GOOSE AND GRIMM/ by Mike Peters
B.C./ by Mastroianni and Hart
ZIGGY/ by Tom Wilson
DENNIS THE MENACE/ by Hank Ketcham
MORT WALKERâ€™S BEETLE BAILEY/ by Mort, Greg & Brian Walker
MARVIN/ by Tom Armstrong
THE BORN LOSER by Art & Chip Sansom
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