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Thursday, October 31, 2019 • Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
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National report: Alaska students falling short By Victoria Petersen Peninsula Clarion
Alaska’s fourth and eighth graders scored below the national average in both reading and math, according to national test results released Wednesday. The National Assessment for Educational Progress, also known as “the Nation’s report card,” is a snapshot of American educational achievement. The test is taken every
two years by a sample of fourth and eighth graders across the country. The assessment is focused on gauging achievement levels in reading and math. The National Assessment for Educational Progress is the only test seeking to track long-term student achievement nationally. For the second year in a row, Alaska fourth graders placed last in the nation for reading scores, with an average score of 204. Last year, Alaska’s score was higher, at 207.
The average score for the nation was 219. In eighth grade reading, Alaska placed third to last, ahead of New Mexico and District of Columbia. In math, Alaskan fourth and eighth graders placed within the lowest-scoring 10 states. In fourth grade math, Alaska was fifth from last, and only ahead of West Virginia, Louisiana, New Mexico and Alabama. Only a quarter of Alaska students in fourth grade performed at or
above a proficient level in reading, and 33% of fourth graders in Alaska performed at or above a proficient level in math. Only 23% of eighth graders performed at or above a proficient level in reading, and 29% of eighth graders performed at or above a proficient level in math. Female fourth graders tested for reading in Alaska had an average score higher than male students by 8 points. Alaska female eighth graders tested for reading had a higher
Thieves strip home of wire, cause $3,500 damage
Man charged in shooting death of his brother ANCHORAGE — A 36-year-old Southwest Alaska man has been charged with seconddegree murder and manslaughter in the shooting death of his brother. Hank Aguchak is charged in the death of 35-year-old Edward Aguchak. Hank Aguchak is represented by the public defender’s office, which did not immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday morning Alaska State Troopers on Oct. 20 were notified of the shooting. Edward Aguchak died a day later. Hank Aguchak was detained by village police officers and transported by troopers to the YukonKuskokwim Correctional Center in Bethel. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Friday. Scammon Bay is a village of 600 on the bank of the Kun River about 1 mile from the Bering Sea. See news, Page A3
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WASILLA — Alaska State Troopers are seeking witnesses to the theft of wire at a new Wasilla home. Troopers on Tuesday afternoon responded to a burglary at the new home on Ridge Line Drive. Investigators say thieves stripped the new home of about $500 worth of wire and caused $3,500 in damage. Troopers urged people with information to call them or contact the area Crime Stoppers organization.
average score than male students by 11 points. Male eighth graders in Alaska tested for math had average scores higher than their female counterparts by 5 points. Eighth graders had lower scores in both reading and in math compared to their scores during the last national assessment in 2017. Fourth graders had a lower score in reading compared to the 2017 scores, but
By Michael Armstrong Homer News
for residents who are 21 and older. Call the Cannery Lodge at 907-261-9499 to learn more. At Brew@602, residents will have the opportunity to ride the Ghost Train, which is described as “like a haunted house, only on the train!” The Soldotna coffee shop will host two trips on their Ghost Train Thursday night: one G-rated trip for the whole family from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., and a second one from 7-9 p.m. rated PG-13. Admission is $3 per person or $15 for groups of six. Admission includes a goodie bag, and the full espresso and waffle bar will be available for purchase. A portion of the night’s proceeds will be donated to the Kenai Animal Shelter. Brew@602 is located at 43540 Whistle Hill Loop in Soldotna, and residents can call 907-598-3764 for more information. The Kenai Senior Center will be holding an indoor trick-or-treating event from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The
Nearly two weeks after she went missing on Oct. 17, Homer Police remain actively searching for Anesha “Duffy” Murnane. Murnane, 38, disappeared after leaving her Main Street apartment for an appointment at the SVT Health & Wellness clinic on East End Road. Police consider the search for Murnane their main focus. “We have an incredible team right now that has put a lot of work and effort into this,” said Lt. Ryan Browning. “We’re all working together.” After pursuing numerous leads and interviewing hundreds of people, police are still no closer to finding her. “It’s a needle in a mass of massive haystacks,” Browning said. Murnane was wearing a blue jacket, light-blue shirt and blue jeans the last time she was seen. She is almost 6 feet tall, weighs about 160 pounds and has shoulder-length brown hair and blue eyes. She carried a purse or bag with a shoulder strap and carried her wallet, cell phone and identification. Police said she does not drive or own a vehicle and got around by walking. Homer Police and Alaska State Troopers issued a Silver Alert two weeks ago for Murnane. Anyone with information on her whereabouts can call Homer Police at 907-235-3150 or the Silver Alert hotline at 855-SILVR99 or 855-7458799. A Silver Alert is for an adult considered a vulnerable person. The last verified sighting of Murnane on Oct. 17 comes from a security camera image that shows her at 12:13 p.m. Oct. 17 leaving her apartment at Maintree Supportive Housing, the
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“Sir” James Adcox (left) leads Silas Barnes, Manoah Barnes and Nehemiah Barnes through the Literary Haunted House at the Kenai Community Library on Wednesday.
Ghosts, ghouls and goblins Where to go on the peninsula for Halloween By Brian Mazurek Peninsula Clarion
Peninsula residents young and old will be donning their masks and makeup tonight to celebrate Halloween. For those who might be interested in doing more than trick-or-treating around the neighborhood — or would just prefer to do their trick-or-treating indoors — here is a list of some of the holiday events happening around the community. The Kenai Community Library will be hosting their 4th annual “Literary Haunted House” from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Kids of all ages are invited to take a free “nottoo-scary” tour and learn about some of the most infamous monsters and villains around, from Dracula to the Mad Hatter to the Joker. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Call 907-283-4378 for more information. The Kenai Performers will be hosting their “Shriek Mystique!”
Halloween Walkthrough Fundraiser at their theater behind the Subway on 44045 Kalifornsky Beach Road. From 6:30. p.m. to 9 p.m., families can enjoy interactive games, tableau actors and selfie booths. The event is free for adults, $3 for one child, $5 for two children, and $10 for four or more children. Children must be accompanied by an adult, and there will be free coffee for parents. For more information call 907-352-6808. The Cannery Lodge at 2101 Bowpicker Lane in Kenai will be hosting their first annual Halloween Party. From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. residents of all ages are invited to the lodge for games, trick-or-treating, door prizes and food including “mummy dogs” and a taco bar. Entry and games are free, and food is $6 per child, $10 per adult or $35 for a family of five. After 6 p.m., the lodge will host an adult-only Halloween Bash featuring a costume contest, door prizes and “spooky cocktails”
President tweets his support of Dunleavy By Peter Segall Juneau Empire
President Donald Trump tweeted his support of Gov. Mike Dunleavy Wednesday morning. Calling Dunleavy “his friend,” the president said the governor is being treated “very unfairly” by Democrats in regards to the Recall Dunleavy campaign. “He is doing an unbelievable job and filling every one of his promises,” Trump said in his tweet. “Now they are trying to Recall him because his agenda is the Economy, Jobs and protecting our Military, 2nd Amendment, Energy and so many other
President Trump’s tweet Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019.
things the Democrats don’t care about.” At the end of his second tweet in support of the governor, Trump included a link to the Stand Tall with Mike campaign, a fundraising site to combat the Recall Dunleavy campaign. The Recall campaign began on
Aug. 1, in response to “Governor Dunleavy’s sudden, severe, and sometimes illegal budget cuts (that) have caused tremendous harm to Alaska and Alaskans,” according to an open letter from the campaign. In July, Dunleavy announced over $400 million in cuts to the state budget to try to balance the budget, setting off a wave of protests statewide. Ultimately the governor cut $650 million in state spending causing significant budget issues for state services like the Alaska Marine Highway System and the University of Alaska. The campaign started during a tumultuous special legislative
session which saw significant in-fighting between not just Democrats and Republicans, but within the Alaska Republican Party itself. In the tweet, Trump says the Democrats are trying to remove the governor from office but the Recall Campaign says on its website it is a nonpartisan organization. Former Republican state senator from Anchorage, Arliss Sturgulewski, is a Recall Dunleavy campaign co-chair, according to the group’s website. Dunleavy has been appearing on media outside of Alaska recently, including Fox News and Breitbart. See tweet, Page A3
Thursday, October 31, 2019
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Officials criticize road maintenance station closure By Victoria Petersen Peninsula Clarion
The closure of a road maintenance station that serves sections of the Seward Highway has incited criticism from the public, borough Mayor Charlie Pierce and local lawmakers. The borough assembly may also be formally asking the department to reopen the station. The Department of Transportation closed the Silvertip Maintenance Station as of Oct. 15. The station, which sits at the crossroads of the Seward and Hope
Highways, was responsible for maintaining the Turnagain Pass Corridor. Some of the station’s staff and equipment has been redistributed to stations in Girdwood and Moose Pass, which will be taking over the maintenance of the highway. Assembly members Norm Blakely and Kenn Carpenter penned a resolution urging the Alaska Department of Transportation to keep the station open. In the resolution, they say the lack of maintenance will “detrimentally impact road safety by delaying the ability
of emergency personnel to respond to vehicle accidents” within the highway corridor. This section of the Seward Highway will move from having intermittent 20-hour coverage to continuous 18-hour coverage. Service will be provided between 4 a.m. and 10 p.m. The closure is due to cuts triggered by lower than expected revenue from the motor fuel tax, which supports the department’s maintenance workers and stations. In addition to the station’s closure, five operator positions were cut from
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the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities central region. DOT says it will take longer for operators to get to the pass to address maintenance needs. During winter storms, the department can approve extended working hours. Pierce made a statement in support of keeping Silvertip Station open. He said the station’s closure will further limit snow removal operations, impacting road safety as well as potentially delaying emergency personnel responding to vehicle accidents within the Seward Highway corridor. “Emergency response is already difficult for this remote area of the Seward Highway,” Pierce said in his statement to the department. “The volunteer emergency responders are tasked with long difficult responses, and this closure will only make their jobs more difficult with
more responses as well as increase risks on the Seward Highway during the winter months.” Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Kenai/Soldotna, penned a Sept. 12 letter to Department of Transportation Commissioner John MacKinnon that was signed by other peninsula lawmakers, including Rep. Ben Carpenter, R-Nikiski; Rep. Gary Knopp, R-Kenai/Soldotna; Rep. Sarah Vance, R-Homer; and Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Homer/ Kodiak. In his letter, Micciche asked the commissioner to justify the closure, asking about specific decreases in motor fuel tax revenues and about other service reductions being made around the state. Micciche mentioned the intermittent closures of the Sterling Highway during the Swan Lake Fire, which resulted in empty shelves in peninsula stores. Public
safety should be the last item on the chopping block instead of the first, he said in the letter. MacKinnon responded on Oct. 1 to the lawmakers’ letter, saying that he shares concerns for adequate winter maintenance along the highway. He said the maintenance division is operating with $22 million less than it had six years ago. “We cannot provide same level service on smaller and smaller budgets,” MacKinnon said in the letter. “We remain committed to providing the best service possible with the resources we are given.” Since 2014, four maintenance stations in Alaska have been shut down due to budget cuts, all in the state’s northern region. Should the resolution pass, copies of it will be sent to Gov. Mike Dunleavy, MacKinnon, local lawmakers and nearby cities.
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their math scores improved slightly from the 2017 results. Alaska Education Commissioner Dr. Michael Johnson said in a Wednesday press release that the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development is focusing on third grade reading proficiency. “A large achievement gap continues to exist and the work to improve outcomes for all students must continue,” Johnson said. “For the second time in a row, Alaska has ranked last out of all 50 states in grade 4 reading. Our dissatisfaction with these results must drive us to abandon the status quo and reach for the kind of innovation our students need. Our number one policy priority in the department is to support all students to read at grade level by the end of third grade.” NAEP was administered to students as a digitally based
National Assessment of Educational Progress
Graph shows Alaska average fourth grade reading scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress, compared to the national average.
assessment in 2019, the state’s release said. In Alaska, each of the four assessments included approximately 2,200 students in about 250 schools, the release said. Data from the assessment can be used by educators and researched to evaluate public schools and to find trends in student demographics. “We must insist on better educational outcomes for our children,” Gov. Michael Dunleavy said in the state’s release.
“We must use these results as an opportunity to increase our sense of urgency and be willing to move beyond the idea that more money, without changes to the way we provide education, will produce different results.” Results from the exam will not appear on any school transcripts or impact any student’s ability to advance to the next grade or graduate. To view full results, visit www.nationsreportcard.gov.
Scott Joseph Cardoza was born May 2nd, 1962 to Joseph and Lynda Cardoza in Los Angeles, California. Scott moved to Alaska when he was 23 years of age. He worked at Icicle Seafoods for 10 years at the end of the Homer spit where he met his wife. They married in 1989 and had three children, Maria, Joseph and Angela. Scott called his family the living manger scene with Jesus in our hearts. He owned and operated B&C RainGutters for 18 years on the Kenai Peninsula. Scott passed away peacefully in his sleep in Rockford, Michigan on October 27, 2019. Scott is survived by his spouse Shana of 30 years, his daughters Maria and Angela and Caleb Clark; his son Joseph and wife Sarah; his grandson Cameron; his mother Lynda; sisters Jennifer and Carrie; his nieces and nephews, Sarah, James, Joseph and Olivia; his brother-in-law Kevin (Holley). Memorial Services will be planned for June 21, 2020 in Homer Alaska. Habakkuk 3:17-19
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The village is 140 miles northwest of Bethel.
Closing arguments made in North Pole refinery pollution case FAIRBANKS — An Alaska judge will decide who is liable for the cleanup of a substance that leaked from a North Pole oil refinery and contaminated nearby water wells. Superior Court Judge Warren Matthews was considering a ruling after hearing closing arguments Tuesday at the trial focused on sulfolane, a substance used in refining, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported. An attorney for the state, David Wilkinson, asked the court to hold Williams Alaska Petroleum liable for decades of hazardous substance pollution from the refinery that drew crude oil from the trans-Alaska pipeline and refined it into heating oil, jet fuel and other products. Williams Alaska in 2004 sold the refinery south of Fairbanks to Flint Hills Resources. Five years later, sulfolane was found in nearby wells. Flint Hills closed the refinery a few years later. The two companies and the state have engaged in litigation surrounding the sulfolane plume for nearly a decade. In his closing argument, Wilkinson disputed claims by Williams that sulfolane was not properly regulated and that the state had not set proper cleanup levels for sulfolane. “Neither argument holds water,” Wilkinson said, asserting that Williams engaged in releases of sulfolane that violated state prohibitions. Wilkinson noted that witnesses had said sulfolane historically had been treated as a hazardous material. The argument that Alaska had not set a cleanup level does not relieve Williams of liability, he said. In addition, Williams did not act when cleanup levels were in place after 2006, he said. Attorney David Shoup, representing Williams, said state regulations are “front and center” in the litigation. He said Flint Hills has responsibility for pollution caused after the sale. Attorney Jan Conlin, representing Flint Hills, said Williams retained liabilities for pollution. “Williams retained — unambiguously in the contract — retained liabilities for unknown undisclosed and offsite sulfolane at the time Flint Hills took over the refinery on April 1, 2004,” she said.
Fort Wainwright soldier dies in Iraq in non-combat incident BILLINGS, Mont. — The Defense Department says a soldier from Montana has died as a result of a non-combat related incident in Iraq. It announced Wednesday that 23-year-old Sgt. Nathaneil G. Irish of Billings died at Camp Taji on Sunday. His death is under investigation. Irish was a small arms and artillery repairer assigned to the 25th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team based at Fort Wainwright, Alaska. Irish joined the Army in 2015 and previously served in Kuwait. His awards included two Army Commendation Medals and a National Defense Service Medal. — Associated Press
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Kenai/Soldotna Fish and Game Advisory meeting The Kenai/Soldotna Fish and Game Advisory Committee will be holding a public meeting in Kenai at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture building at40610 Kalifornsky Beach Road on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. Agenda topics will include Lower Cook Inlet Commercial Fisheries Proposals. For more information contact Mike Crawford at 252-2919 or contact ADF&G Boards Support at 907-267-2354.
Kenai Soil & Water Board Meeting The monthly meeting of the Kenai Soil & Water Conservation District’s Board of Supervisors will be held Wednesday, Nov. 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, at the District office located at 110 Trading Bay, Suite 140. For information, call 283-8732 x5.
KPBSD Federal Programs Open House + Indian Education Title VI committee meeting KPBSD will host a Federal Programs Open House on Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 4-5 p.m. downstairs in the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Center on K-Beach Road. Information about the various federally funded programs in KPBSD will be available for review and input, and Dr. Christine Ermold, the KPBSD Director of Professional Learning & Federal Programs will be there to answer questions. The Open House will follow the Title VI Advisory Committee Meeting happening from 2-3:30 p.m., also at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Center.
Central Peninsula Garden Club monthly program Are you hip on vermiculture? Have you received your worm castings call? The byproduct of these little annelid digestives tubes is waiting to break out and become a star in your organic garden next year! Come learn from Michael Hicks, a local worm farm rancher and owner of Grandpa’s Worm Castings in Kasilof about the treasures awaiting you in the poop of a worm! The Central Peninsula Garden Club will host “The Wonderful World of Worm Poo” Tuesday, Nov. 12 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Peninsula Grace Church, 44175 Kalifornsky Beach Road (at Mile 19.5, across the road from Craig Taylor Equipment), Soldotna. Free and open to the public. Bring a friend! Refreshments and sometimes door prizes. Membership and general club information is available at www. cenpengardenclub.org, on facebook, or contact Phyllis Boskofsky at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GED prep classes Kenai Peninsula College Learning Center is offering free GED prep classes on Monday and Wednesday 9:30-11:30 a.m., Monday through Thursday 2-4 p.m. We offer small and personalized classes. Our instructors are available to help with Math, Reading, Science, and Social Studies. We provide free practice tests and instructional materials. For more information call 262-0327 or email Terri Cowart at email@example.com or Bridget Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Soldotna Historical Society board meeting Soldotna Historical Society will hold its board meeting Monday, Nov. 4 at 4:30 p.m. Soldotna Public Library meeting room. Public welcome to attend. Questions? Carmen 262-2791.
Kenai Historical Society Kenai Historical Society will meet on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 1:30 p.m. at the Kenai Visitors Center. The speaker will be Michael Skinner, the docent for the Cabin Park. He will have stories and pictures from his summer at the cabins. Remember we fall back that day! For more information call June at 283-1946.
Wilderness Living Skills and Survival Class Kenai Peninsula College in Soldotna is offering a wilderness living skills and survival awareness to become physically and mentally comfortable in Alaska wilderness. Class is on Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 2-3 at Kenai River Campus in Soldotna 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The cost of the class is $100 for two days. The class will provide hands-on activities such as fire building, shelter building, appropriate clothing, safety precautions, and more. For questions, please contact Amber at 907-262-0344.
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 p.m. 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,
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event is free for all ages and will feature hot chocolate and apple bobbing. The Kenai Senior Center is located at 361 Senior Court in Kenai, and residents can call 907-283-4156 for more information. Meanwhile, at the Sterling Senior Center, residents can stop by for the first annual “Community Spooktacular” from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event will feature trick-or-treating in the parking lot, a chili cook-off with a free chili meal, a pumpkincarving contest, crafts and games for the kids and a haunted garage. The senior center is located at 34453 Sterling Highway. Residents can call 907-262-6808 to learn more. At Kenai Peninsula College, revelers can take part in the “Halloween Spook-Tabulus Event” from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. for
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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.
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.
‘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 fourweek 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.
Grief workshop Loss in many forms can cause grief. This has an impact on the holidays. A free one-hour grief workshop will be held at the Kenai Public Library at 12 p.m. on Nov. 6. Learn some tools to make the Holidays a better time for you. Contact Info/questions: Lee Coray-Ludden, bereavement coordinator, Hospice of the Central Peninsula 907-262-0453, hospice.ber.coor@alaska. net.
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.
a free night of trick-or-treating on the Kenai River Campus. The event is open to all ages. For the folks in Nikiski and the rest of the northern peninsula, the Nikiski Community Recreation Center will be hosting their annual “Trick or Treat Alley.” The event is from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and free for everyone. All children must be accompanied by a guardian at all times. The Nikiski Community Recreation Center is located at 55176 Poolside Ave., or Mile 23.4 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Those who are interested can call 907-776-8800 to learn more. Jack White Real Estate will be holding an indoor trick-ortreating event from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at their Soldotna office. Jack White Real Estate is located at 34851 Kenai Spur Highway in Soldotna. Call 907-420-0655. Motorists driving through peninsula neighborhoods tonight should proceed with caution and be on the lookout for any werewolves, princesses or superheroes in the roads.
morning the governor is currently on a personal trip. Turner said he had no further information. In his interview with Breitbart, Dunleavy compared his approach to government to Trump’s, and said attempts to recall him were similar to attacks on the president. “The bottom line is this, just like the president — he wasn’t supposed to win. He was not within the establishment. He was not part of the swamp,” Dunleavy told Breitbart. “What people fail to realize, President Trump and what we’re trying to do up here is to work on behalf of the average American and average Alaskan — not the special interests.” In his appearance on Fox News, Dunleavy blamed the recall campaign on “special interests,” that are tied to state spending. Similar language appears on the Stand Tall With Mike website. In an open letter published Wednesday, the Recall Dunleavy campaign responded to the governor’s comments and appearances on national media. “We cannot ignore Governor Dunleavy’s recent push to spread misinformation
about us and appeal to media in the Lower 48, rather than speaking with Alaskans about the issues our state faces,” the letter says. “This movement is not fueled by ‘special interests.’ We are regular Alaskans; and we are Alaskans before we are Republicans, Democrats, Nonpartisan, or Unaffiliated voters.” Jim Dodson, president and CEO of the Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation, is a registered Republican and serves on the Recall Dunleavy campaign’s steering committee. Dodson told the Empire Wednesday that he and several other Republicans he knew were involved with the Recall campaign. ”There’s an awful lot of people involved with the Recall campaign who are certainly not liberals,” he said. Dodson pointed to the 49,006 signatures already collected by the recall effort, saying the number reflected a broad section of Alaskans. In response to the governor’s claim that special interests are behind the recall, Dodson dismissed the comment saying, “that would be a good campaign slogan” for the governor.
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Media’s misguided attempt to stifle free speech
acebook is in the midst of its worst scandal since Cambridge Analytica. CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been hammered by presidential candidates, Members of Congress, fellow tech moguls and virtually every major newspaper, magazine and television network. Hundreds of Facebook employees have signed a petition calling for him to change course. What did Mr. Zuckerberg do to deserve this avalanche of criticism? Cave to Chinese censorship pressure, like some NBA players? Walk away from U.S. defense contracts for ideological reasons, like Google did last year? No, the scandal is that Mr. Zuckerberg said two weeks ago that Facebook is committed to supporting free expression. Most scandalously he said his company, like broadcast stations, won’t fact-check candidate election ads. Instead it will allow disputed claims to be debated by the public and press in America’s democratic tradition. This has many in politics and the media up in arms because they think it could re-elect Donald Trump in 2020, and they’ve wasted no time signaling to Mr. Zuckerberg that they’ll blame him if Mr. Trump wins. We doubt Mr. Zuckerberg favors Mr. Trump politically. Yet the company is thinking beyond the current frenzied political environment. Politicians have been lying about one another for hundreds of years, and dragging Facebook into the election circus will damage the company’s credibility in the eyes of millions and undermine faith in the electoral process. The media anger about Mr. Zuckerberg’s free-speech policy is especially odd. Shouldn’t reporters want to know what candidates are saying so they can dissect and report on it? Instead journalists are offering sophisticated-sounding arguments for why political speech should be controlled by tech companies. One popular argument is that Facebook’s algorithm rewards appeals to emotion so legitimate debate can’t take place. Yet political advocacy in the U.S. has always included emotional appeals. If Facebook’s algorithms favor polarizing content, that’s a separate debate. Others resent the way the platform has upended news delivery in a way that takes power from the press. “The news media have traditionally borne the responsibility for insuring that the actual purpose of the First Amendment is fulfilled,” said the New Yorker. It’s an unfortunate conceit of some in the media that they ought to have a monopoly on free expression to the exclusion of ordinary people and their elected representatives. Facebook is also being attacked because Breitbart News has qualified for inclusion in its “News” feature which will be unveiled this week. This is said to prove Facebook is a right-wing platform in the tank for Mr. Trump. But about 200 outlets so far have qualified for inclusion based on neutral criteria, including liberal sites like Salon.com and CNN. (The Journal has also agreed to participate in Facebook’s News app.) Media and political elites think they are advancing the public interest in demanding that Mr. Zuckerberg put his thumb on the political scales. Yet in the process they are showing why so many Americans have lost trust in them. — The Wall Street Journal, Oct. 30
letter to the editor
Youth at risk from e-cigarettes
There has been a lot of talk about a youth cigarette epidemic, and it is certainly true at Soldotna High School. My classmates and I have witnessed firsthand how vaping has really exploded in popularity. With more than 1 in 4 high school students now using e-cigarettes, it’s clear that this has become a big problem across the country. To make matters worse, the tobacco industry clearly targets kids with flavors like gummy bear, mango and mint. Many kids don’t even realize that products like Juul, by far the most popular e-cigarette, also have very high levels of nicotine and are extremely addictive. The best way to protect kids from this growing epidemic is to remove all flavored e-cigarettes from the market. That is why I am so grateful for Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s strong leadership on this issue. She has introduced the SAFE Kids Act to prohibit kid-friendly flavors that are hooking a new generation of kids. Studies show that flavors are the primary reason kids start using e-cigarettes and ultimately get addicted to nicotine. Many of the kids I know who vape started doing so because of the flavors. I am glad that Sen. Murkowski is showing such strong leadership on this really important issue affecting my generation — Justin Hansen Kenai
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Voices of the peninsula | Shelley Gill
Alaskans should recall Dunleavy for ‘destroying the life’s work of a generation’
’m sure by now most of Homer knows that the Homer writer’s conference was one of the first things to get the chop when the Koch brother spawn, Gov. Mike Dunleavy, took the budget reins based on his election year lies. I was in on the first three writer’s conferences when we were just coming up with the format — before it became the wildly successful, nationally known phenomenon that it has been for the last decade. Because of the Homer writer’s conference (and a bunch of other now unfunded groovy artistic endeavors) our town landed squarely in the middle of “that” map — picturesque sea side hamlet of forward thinkers-writers, philosophers, musicians , potters, painters, poets … the place everyone wanted to visit, live, experience, emulate. Funky, funny, erudite, diversified, adventure hungry, fishy … you know, all that stuff that defines civilized evolved society and is the first to go if it comes down to oil companies taking a cut in their welfare payments from the state. But as with the University, the Alaska Humanities Forum, the Pioneer Homes, the Alaska Marine Highway System or — God forbid — any and all environmental organizations like Cook Inletkeeper, when radical right Republicans take charge things begin to break.
So here we are. We have a governor who totally deceived the voters to get elected then set about destroying the life’s work of a generation. I remember fighting the feds for the oil leases in lower Cook Inlet and Kachemak Bay in the 1970s. I remember fighting to protect land across the bay in the 1980s and then Gov. Tony Knowles squaring off with a brilliant high school senior, Rob Robl, in the 1990s over the same issue. And in the blink of an eye we were betrayed by Dunleavy, and today Hilcorp is seismic testing off our shores. This governor will cheat and connive to make Pebble a reality regardless of the cost to our economy and way of life. He will build a road to Ambler, open the whole of state lands to fracking, all the while ignoring the science of climate chaos exploding in front of each of us. He will insist we take on the financial burden of billions to move the Capitol to Wasilla so his home boys can make a killing on real estate. And he will penalize any Alaskan who disagrees or defies him just like he did when he tried to manipulate the judiciary by withholding funding. What kind of leader will not even consider cutting oil subsidies at a time of fiscal hardship? One point two billion in annual subsidies!
Instead he throws pioneers into the street, cuts winter road service, cripples the university and statewide education, eliminating programs like the swimming pools in coastal towns that keep the next generation safe. Eliminating the citizen initiative requiring cruise ships to run a clean operation. Denying climate change even exists, thereby killing any chance of mitigation or adaptation. Alaskans — whether Republican, Democrat, Independent or Bull Moose — deserve better. The blowback from this governor is about to hit. He is well funded and prone to whine. He took a spin on the East Coast this week and entertained Fox with his tales of leftie obstructionists. But since when do Alaskan politicians run to D.C. to grovel* and pout? Since they were owned and operated by Outside interests, that’s when. Alaskans need to recall this chump. His corruption is beneath us. Once that’s done we need to take a clear-eyed, honest look at exactly how we intend to fund a sustainable, artistic, adventurous, visionary future. *grov·el: to act in an obsequious way in order to obtain someone’s favor. Shelley Gill is an author, naturalist and Alaskan living in Homer.
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Twitter bans political ads ahead of 2020 election
By Rachel Lerman and Barbara Ortutay Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter, reacting to growing concern about misinformation spread on social media, is banning all political advertising from its service. Its move strikes a sharp contrast with Facebook, which continues to defend running paid political ads, even false ones, as a free speech priority. “While internet advertising is incredibly powerful and very effective for commercial advertisers, that power brings significant risks to politics, where it can be used to influence votes to affect the lives of millions,” Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said Wednesday in a series of tweets announcing the new policy. Facebook has taken fire since it reiterated in September that it will not fact-check ads by politicians or their campaigns, which could allow them to lie freely. CEO Mark Zuckerberg told Congress in October that politicians have the right to free speech on Facebook. Zuckerberg wasted no time responding to Twitter’s move. During Facebook’s conference call for earnings, which began less than an hour after Dorsey’s tweet, the Facebook chief offered an impassioned monologue about what he called his company’s deep belief “that political speech is important.” Zuckerberg stood by the company’s decision to run unchecked political ads and denied that the choice is financially motivated, saying such ads make up less than half of a percent of Facebook revenue. Facebook’s recent $5 billion fine from the Federal Trade Commission for privacy violations was more than 10 times what it makes from political ads, he said.
“This is complex stuff. Anyone who says the answer is simple hasn’t thought about the nuances and downstream challenges,” he said. “I don’t think anyone can say that we are not doing what we believe or we haven’t thought hard about these issues.” Google did not have an immediate comment on Twitter’s policy change. Trump’s campaign manager called Twitter’s change a “very dumb decision” in a statement Wednesday. “This is yet another attempt to silence conservatives, since Twitter knows President Trump has the most sophisticated online program ever,” campaign manager Brad Parscale said. The presidential campaign for former Vice President Joe Biden said it was “unfortunate” that companies would think the only option was to completely ban political ads. “When faced with a choice between ad dollars and the integrity of our democracy, it is encouraging that, for once, revenue did not win out,” Bill Russo, the deputy communications director for Biden’s campaign said in a statement. Political advertising makes up a small sliver of Twitter’s overall revenue. The company does not break out specific figures each quarter, but said political ad spending for the 2018 midterm election was less than $3 million. It reported $824 million in third-quarter revenue. Candidates spend significantly more purchasing ads on Facebook than on Twitter, company records show. The issue suddenly arose in September when Twitter, along with Facebook and Google, refused to remove a misleading video ad from President Donald Trump’s campaign that targeted Biden. In response, Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren, another presidential
hopeful, ran her own ad on Facebook taking aim at Zuckerberg. The ad falsely claimed that Zuckerberg endorsed President Donald Trump for re-election, acknowledging the deliberate falsehood as necessary to make a point. Critics have called on Facebook to ban all political ads. These include CNN chief Jeff Zucker, who recently called the company’s policy of allowing lies “absolutely ludicrous” and advised the social media giant to sit out the 2020 election until it can figure out something better. Misleading political ads on social media played a major role in Russian disinformation efforts during the 2016 presidential election. Dorsey said the company is recognizing that advertising on social media offers an unfair level of targeting compared to other mediums. It is not about free expression, he asserted. “This is about paying for reach. And paying to increase the reach of political speech has significant ramifications that today’s democratic infrastructure may not be prepared to handle,” he tweeted. “It’s worth stepping back in order to address.” Twitter currently only allows certified campaigns and organizations to run political ads for candidates and issues. The latter tend to advocate on broader issues such as climate change, abortion rights and immigration. The company said it will make some exceptions, such as allowing ads that encourage voter turnout. It will describe those in a detailed policy it plans to release on Nov. 15. It will also still allow politicians to freely tweet their thoughts and opinions, which can then be shared and spread. Trump’s Twitter feed in particular is known for his often bombastic and controversial tweets that are shared widely.
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Prep hockey teams return with glory in mind By Jeff Helminiak Peninsula Clarion
The Soldotna and Homer hockey teams do not have to look hard for motivation this season. As prep hockey drops into action today through Saturday with the Peninsula Ice Challenge, both the Stars and Mariners know they were thisclose to glory last season. Soldotna went 9-1 to win the Railbelt Conference and wrap up the No. 1 seed in the Division II state tournament. After rolling to a 10-0 victory over Delta in the first round, the Stars lost 4-3 to Palmer in overtime in the semifinals. The Stars, who would end up fifth at state, had a 3-0 lead in the first period, but Palmer managed to come back and force overtime for the fourth straight time in the Palmer-SoHi series. “We definitely didn’t finish the way we wanted to,” Soldotna head coach Indy Walton said. “I wish we could do that over again. “We had a team that was plagued by a lot of sickness at the end, myself included, and we were not at our best.” The Moose were not done doling out 2019-20 inspiration for peninsula squads. In the state final, Homer, a No. 3 seed making its first appearance at state, worked back from a 4-1 deficit in the third period to take a 5-4 lead with 63 seconds left in the game. But Palmer would score with 34.4 seconds left in regulation, then score again in overtime to take a second state hockey title. “Last year we kind of had heartbreak at the end of the year,” Homer coach Steve Nevak said. “The juniors didn’t shed a tear. They just walked up to me and said it won’t happen again. “They were disappointed and angry and know the feeling of being so close, so they want it bad this year. They’ve got great focus to start the season.” The Railbelt Conference includes Soldotna, Kenai Central and Homer, as well as Juneau, Palmer and Houston. The conference gets three berths to state, and there also are two at-large berths given out. The Kardinals missed out on a state berth last season, with Scott Shelden taking over as head coach this year. Shelden played hockey for Kenai Central before graduating in 1988. He has been heavily involved in the sport since then, mostly with the Kenai Peninsula Hockey Association. Shelden did spend a few years at the high school level in the
late 1990s, assisting John Carlin at Soldotna. Shelden said it is impossible to know how his team stacks up with no games played yet, but he knows the attitude he wants Kenai to display. “We want to hang a banner,” Shelden said. “I’m not trying to be cocky. I have no idea where we’re at, but we’re going to act like we’re going to win every game.” While it would take a massive turnaround from last season to hang a banner, both Nevak and Walton know of Shelden’s work in youth hockey and say that Shelden should not be underestimated. “I’m excited about Kenai,” Nevak said. “I’ve coached with the new coaching staff there. I think you’ll see Kenai as an up-and-coming program in the next few years.” In the Peninsula Ice Challenge, Soldotna plays the Dimond JV at 7:15 p.m. at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex today, while Kenai plays Delta at 7:30 p.m. at the Kenai Multi-Purpose Facility. Friday, SoHi plays Delta at 7:15 p.m. at the SRSC, while Kenai faces Dimond JV at 7:30 p.m. in Kenai. Saturday, Delta and Dimond JV play at 2 p.m. at Kenai, while Soldotna and Kenai play at 4:30 p.m. at Kenai. Homer opens up at Delta Junction on Nov. 7. The following is a closer look at the peninsula’s hockey teams:
Homer Mariners Nevak enters his second year as head coach with 21 kids in the program. Matt Stineff and Mike Spencer are the assistant coaches. What the program lacks in quantity, it makes up in quality due to the youth program. Nevak said he moved to Homer 10 years ago and started coaching a group that included five seniors that are expected to be the foundation for this year’s team, and also were the top five point getters for last year’s team. Senior forward Ethan Pitzman was the conference’s player of the year last season. Senior defenseman Isaiah Nevak and senior forward Tyler Gilliland were first-team all-conference. Senior Austin Shafford, a defenseman, and Alden Ross, a forward, round out the group. “The senior class is very strong, and we’ve got four outstanding freshmen to help fill the void of losing eight seniors,” Nevak said. Junior Phinny Weston also returns. He played as a freshman before playing hockey in the Lower 48 last season.
Nats win World Series By Ben Walker AP Baseball Writer
HOUSTON (AP) — Almost out of contention in May, champs in October. Howie Kendrick, Anthony Rendon and the Washington Nationals completed their amazing comeback journey — fittingly with one last late rally on the road. In Game 7 of the World Series, no less. Kendrick and Rendon homered in the seventh inning as the Nationals overcame a two-run deficit, rocking the Houston Astros 6-2 Wednesday night to win the first title in franchise history. With all eyes on Max Scherzer and his remarkable recovery after a painkilling injection, these Nationals
truly embraced their shot in the only Series when the road team won every game. Even more against the odds: Juan Soto and Washington came from behind to win five elimination games this postseason, an unprecedented feat. “What a story,” said Ryan Zimmerman, the Nationals’ initial draft pick back in 2005. “I hope D.C.’s ready for us to come home!” World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg, new lefty Patrick Corbin and the Nats brought the first World Series championship to the nation’s capital since ol’ Walter Johnson delivered the crown for the Senators in 1924. This franchise started out as the Montreal Expos in See NATS, Page A6
Freezer Food Series returns The Freezer Food Series makes its return for a third year this Sunday at the Tsalteshi Trails in Soldotna. The three-month series of community races begins Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Skyview Middle School trailhead with a 5-kilometer run on the trails. The series is partnering with Tsalteshi Trails Association and the Kenai Food Bank to raise funds and food. For TTA members, each race costs $5 with a food donation, $6 with no food donation, while for non-TTA members, the races cost $10 with a food donation
and $12 with no donation. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. The series will feature three racing disciplines throughout the winter. November will be run month, December will be fat biking month and January will be nordic ski month. One final race, a triathlon-style event, will be held in February. This weekend’s race will feature a course primarily on the Wolf and Moose loops, and runners are encouraged to bring studded shoes or ice cleats. More information can be found on the Tsalteshi Trails Facebook page.
Members of the Homer hockey team watch postgame ceremonies Feb. 2, 2019, after losing 6-5 in overtime to Palmer in the Div. II championshipat the Curtis Menard Sports Complex in Wasilla. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
Nevak also is excited about a sophomore class led by forwards Kazden Stineff and Matfey Reutov, and goalie Keegan Strong. Freshman forward Toby Nevak and freshman defenseman Jett Allen show the talent pipeline from the youth program is alive and well. “We’re three lines deep,” Nevak said. “We’re ready to go. But what I’ve been telling the boys is all the games still need to be played.”
Kenai Central Kardinals Shelden has 33 kids in the program and also has assembled a coaching staff with which he is clicking. Ben Langham had already coached with Shelden for five years, while Jenna Redford, who played Division I hockey, has previous experience coaching with Shelden and with Kenai Central. Jake Brand coached with Kenai last season and hasn’t previously coached with Shelden, but Shelden said Brand is a great fit. The staff has a great mix of youth and experience with which to work, with nine seniors, nine juniors and 13 freshmen. “We’re trying to challenge them,” Shelden said of his players. “So far we’ve been together roughly two weeks and the coaches and myself could not be happier with the effort and commitment.
WORLD SERIES (Best-of-7) Washington 4, Houston 3 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 7, Washington 1 Tuesday, Oct. 29: Washington 7, Houston 2 Wednesday, Oct. 30: Washington 6, Houston 2 Game 7 Nationals 6, Astros 2 Washington Houston
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NBA Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Philadelphia 4 0 1.000 — Toronto 4 1 .800 ½ Boston 3 1 .750 1 Brooklyn 1 3 .250 3 New York 1 4 .200 3½ Southeast Division Miami 3 1 .750 — Atlanta 2 2 .500 1 Orlando 2 2 .500 1 Charlotte 2 3 .400 1½ Washington 1 3 .250 2 Central Division Milwaukee 2 2 .500 — Cleveland 2 2 .500 — Detroit 2 3 .400 ½ Indiana 1 3 .250 1 Chicago 1 4 .200 1½ WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 3 0 1.000 — Houston 3 1 .750 ½ Dallas 3 1 .750 ½ Memphis 1 3 .250 2½ New Orleans 0 4 .000 3½ Northwest Division Utah 4 1 .800 — Denver 3 1 .750 ½ Minnesota 3 1 .750 ½ Portland 3 2 .600 1 Oklahoma City 1 4 .200 3 Pacific Division L.A. Lakers 3 1 .750 — Phoenix 3 2 .600 ½ L.A. Clippers 3 2 .600 ½ Golden State 1 3 .250 2 Sacramento 0 5 .000 3½ Wednesday’s Games Cleveland 117, Chicago 111 Orlando 95, New York 83 Philadelphia 117, Minnesota 95 Boston 116, Milwaukee 105 Indiana 118, Brooklyn 108 Toronto 125, Detroit 113 Houston 159, Washington 158 Portland 102, Oklahoma City 99 Charlotte 118, Sacramento 111 Utah 110, L.A. Clippers 96 Phoenix 121, Golden State 110 Thursday’s Games Miami at Atlanta, 3 p.m. Denver at New Orleans, 5:30 p.m. San Antonio at L.A. Clippers, 6:30 p.m. All Times ADT
“We’ve yet to get into games, so we’re anxious to get going.” With no games contested, Shelden did not want to mention a lot of players yet, saying that senior forwards Nate Beiser, Zach Burnett and Jordan Knutsen all will play a big role. There are five goalies on the roster, with junior Jackson Cross and freshman Tommy Baker set to dress this weekend. Senior Jordyn Stock and sophomore Jacob Begich were secondteam all-conference last season. Shelden added that seniors Travis Verkuilen and Miles Marston also will play a key role on the team.
Soldotna Stars Walton, who is assisted by Ben Christianson and Matt Thompson, enters his third year with 37 players in the program. The coach said he is impressed with his seniors in more than a hockey sense. “We’ve got a lot of talent back and I’m proud of where the team has come in the last three years,” Walton said. “I’m excited to see all these kids grow up and mature and move on to more important things in life. “The kids are making good decisions about life. It’s good to see that.” Returning first-team
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 12 9 1 2 20 41 25 13 9 2 2 20 44 33 13 6 3 4 16 47 51 14 6 5 3 15 49 49 12 6 4 2 14 45 37 12 6 4 2 14 42 42 13 4 8 1 9 30 46 11 3 7 1 7 29 37 Metropolitan Division Washington 14 9 2 3 21 54 46 Carolina 12 8 3 1 17 39 30 N.Y. Islanders 11 8 3 0 16 34 27 Pittsburgh 13 8 5 0 16 46 31 Columbus 12 5 5 2 12 31 43 Philadelphia 11 5 5 1 11 36 38 N.Y. Rangers 10 4 5 1 9 33 35 New Jersey 10 2 5 3 7 28 43 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Colorado 12 8 2 2 18 47 34 Nashville 12 8 3 1 17 48 34 St. Louis 13 7 3 3 17 39 40 Winnipeg 13 6 7 0 12 36 44 Dallas 14 5 8 1 11 31 39 Chicago 11 3 6 2 8 25 34 Minnesota 13 4 9 0 8 30 45 Pacific Division Edmonton 14 9 4 1 19 42 37 Vancouver 12 8 3 1 17 47 30 Vegas 13 8 5 0 16 42 36 Anaheim 14 8 6 0 16 39 35 Arizona 12 7 4 1 15 35 28 Calgary 14 6 6 2 14 37 41 San Jose 13 4 8 1 9 32 48 Los Angeles 13 4 9 0 8 34 54 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. Boston Buffalo Florida Toronto Montreal Tampa Bay Detroit Ottawa
Wednesday’s Games Tampa Bay 7, New Jersey 6, OT Edmonton 4, Columbus 1 St. Louis 2, Minnesota 1 Florida 4, Colorado 3, OT Montreal 4, Arizona 1 Vancouver 5, Los Angeles 3 Thursday’s Games Calgary at Nashville, 4 p.m. Montreal at Vegas, 6 p.m.
all-conference player Galen Brantley III has college football scholarship opportunities, and fellow first-teamer Wyatt Medcoff also has opportunities in college sports. Senior forward Journey Miller has Division III hockey scholarship opportunities. Senior first-teamer Corbin Wirz also returns in net, but Soldotna did lose Lucas Kline and JD Schmelzenbach to junior hockey. There is still plenty of talent. Walton said forward Gavin Haakenson, goalie Josh Tree and forward Dylan Walton, all juniors, play on the Alaska Oilers U16AA team, currently ranked No. 1 in the nation. Tree was second-team allconference last season. Sophomore defenseman Trent Powell and sophomore forward Brier Brooks play on U16AAA for Team Alaska. Senior forward Alex Montague led SoHi in assists last season, while senior forward David Aley uses his speed and balance to create problems for the opposition. Freshman forward Silas Larsen and freshman defenseman Aiden Burcham add even more talent to the mix. Walton said the team has a very challenging schedule this year, with only seven home games. “It’s going to be a challenge for us financially,” he said. “Early in the year, one of our focuses has been on fundraising.”
1 7 0 .125 165 250 North 7 1 0 .875 215 163 6 2 0 .750 211 132 3 3 1 .500 180 186 3 4 0 .429 128 122 West San Francisco 7 0 0 1.000 207 77 Seattle 6 2 0 .750 208 196 L.A. Rams 5 3 0 .625 214 174 Arizona 3 4 1 .438 170 223 Open: L.A. Rams, New Orleans, Atlanta, Cincinnati Green Bay Minnesota Detroit Chicago
Thursday’s Game San Francisco at Arizona, 4:20 p.m. Sunday’s Games Houston vs Jacksonville at London, UK, 5:30 a.m. N.Y. Jets at Miami, 9 a.m. Washington at Buffalo, 9 a.m. Tennessee at Carolina, 9 a.m. Minnesota at Kansas City, 9 a.m. Chicago at Philadelphia, 9 a.m. Indianapolis at Pittsburgh, 9 a.m. Tampa Bay at Seattle, 12:05 p.m. Detroit at Oakland, 12:05 p.m. Green Bay at L.A. Chargers, 12:25 p.m. Cleveland at Denver, 12:25 p.m. New England at Baltimore, 4:20 p.m. Monday’s Game Dallas at N.Y. Giants, 4:15 p.m. All Times ADT
MLS Playoffs Conference Championships Tuesday, Oct. 29 Seattle 3, Los Angeles 1 Wednesday, Oct. 30 Toronto 2, Atlanta 1 MLS Cup Sunday, Nov. 10 Toronto at Seattle, 11 a.m. All Times ADT
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NFL Standings AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA New England 8 0 0 1.000 250 61 Buffalo 5 2 0 .714 134 122 N.Y. Jets 1 6 0 .143 78 185 Miami 0 7 0 .000 77 238 South Indianapolis 5 2 0 .714 158 151 Houston 5 3 0 .625 212 188 Jacksonville 4 4 0 .500 173 163 Tennessee 4 4 0 .500 148 135 North Baltimore 5 2 0 .714 214 156 Pittsburgh 3 4 0 .429 150 145 Cleveland 2 5 0 .286 133 181 Cincinnati 0 8 0 .000 124 210 West Kansas City 5 3 0 .625 226 181 Oakland 3 4 0 .429 151 192 L.A. Chargers 3 5 0 .375 157 157 Denver 2 6 0 .250 125 151 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Dallas 4 3 0 .571 190 124 Philadelphia 4 4 0 .500 202 199 N.Y. Giants 2 6 0 .250 158 218 Washington 1 7 0 .125 99 195 South New Orleans 7 1 0 .875 195 156 Carolina 4 3 0 .571 179 184 Tampa Bay 2 5 0 .286 196 212
NASCAR 2019 Cup Schedule and standings Sunday, Sept. 29 — Bank of American ROVAL 400, Concord, N.C. (Chase Elliott) Sunday, Oct. 6 — Drydene 400, Dover, Del. (Kyle Larson) Monday, Oct. 14 — 1000Bulbs.com 500, Talladega, Ala. (Ryan Blaney) Sunday, Oct. 20 — Hollywood Casino 400, Kansas City, Kan. (Denny Hamlin) Sunday, Oct. 27 — First Data 500, Martinsville, Va. (Martin Truex Jr.) Sunday, Nov. 3 — AAA Texas 500, Fort Worth, Texas Sunday, Nov. 10 — Bluegreen Vacations 500, Avondale, Ariz. Sunday, Nov. 17 — Ford EcoBoost 400, Homestead, Fla. Points Leaders Through Oct. 27 1. Martin Truex Jr., 4102 2. Denny Hamlin, 4082 3. Kyle Busch, 4075 4. Joey Logano, 4072 5. Kevin Harvick, 4058 6. Ryan Blaney, 4057 7. Kyle Larson, 4048 8. Chase Elliott, 4028
BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Assigned LHP Josh Rogers and RHPs Ryan Eades, Luis Ortiz and Tayler Scott outright to Norfolk (IL). Claimed INF Pat Valaika off waivers from Colorado. KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Designated RHP Trevor Oaks for assignment. National League COLORADO ROCKIES — RHP Chad Bettis refused outright assignment and elected free agency. Assigned RHP Tim Melville outright to Albuquerque (PCL). PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Claimed LHP Sam Howard off waivers from Colorado.
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS — Claimed LHP Tyler Anderson off waivers from Colorado. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association LOS ANGELES LAKERS — Assigned F Kyle Kuzma to South Bay (NBAGL) for a rehab assignment. FOOTBALL National Football League ATLANTA FALCONS — Released P Kasey Redfern. Signed QB Danny Etling to the practice squad. BUFFALO BILLS — Signed OT Victor Salako to the practice squad. CLEVELAND BROWNS — Claimed LB Tae Davis off waivers from the N.Y. Giants. DETROIT LIONS — Released RB Paul Perkins. Signed CB Michael Jackson. Signed OL Casey Tucker to the practice squad. HOUSTON TEXANS — Released NT Javi Edwards from the practice squad. Signed CB Anthony Chesley and NT Eddie Vanderdoes to the practice squad. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — CB Josh Robinson announced his retirement. Signed CB Taylor Brown and LB Keishawn Bierria to the practice squad. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS — Released WR Cody Thompson from the practice squad. Signed WR Jack Fox to the practice squad. LOS ANGELES CHARGERS — Released PK Chase McLaughlin. Signed CB Tevaughn Campbell from the practice squad and OT Tyree St. Louis to the practice squad. MIAMI DOLPHINS — Released TE Nick O’Leary. Claimed CB Xavier Crawford off waivers from Houston. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Signed PK Nick Folk. NEW YORK GIANTS — Waived LB Tae Davis. Released LB Jake Carlock from the practice squad. NEW YORK JETS — Placed LB Albert McClellan on IR. Signed LB B.J. Bello. Signed CB Arthur Maulet from the practice squad and OL Leo Koloamatangi to the practice squad. OAKLAND RAIDERS — Waived LB Dakota Allen. Released DE Kasim Edebali and DT Corey Liuget. Signed LB Will Compton, C Erik Magnuson and DT Terrell McClain. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES — Released CB Ajene Harris from the practice squad. Signed DT Bruce Hector to the practice squad. PITTSBURGH STEELERS — Released TE Kevin Rader from the practice squad. Signed RB Darrin Hall to the practice squad. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — Placed C Justin Britt on IR. Signed G Jordan Roos from the practice squad. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — Promoted TE Jordan Leggett from the practice squad. Placed LB Jack Cichy on injured reserve. Signed TE Codey McElroy to the practice squad. TENNESSEE TITANS — Signed DE Matt Dickerson. Signed RB Dalyn Hawkins and CB Kareem Orr to the practice squad. WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Announced OT Trent Williams has reported to the team and were granted a roster exemption. Placed LB Cassanova McKinzy on IR. Signed DE Carroll Phillips to the practice squad. HOCKEY National Hockey League DETROIT RED WINGS — Assigned RW Givani Smith to Grand Rapids (AHL). NASHVILLE PREDATORS — Reassigned F Colin Blackwell to Milwaukee (AHL). NEW YORK ISLANDERS — Recalled F Otto Koivula from Bridgeport (AHL). TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING — Recalled Fs Cory Conacher and Alexander Volkov and D Luke Schenn from Syracuse (AHL). OLYMPIC SPORTS USA VOLLEYBALL — Named Dr. Peter Vint chief of sport. SOCCER Major League Soccer COLUMBUS CREW — Signed D Harrison Afful to a contract extension. COLLEGE AUBURN — Announced freshman QB Joey Gatewood has left the football team and entered the NCAA transfer portal. BARUCH — Named Bryler Paige and Joshua Gener assistant men’s basketball coaches. CONNECTICUT — Announced freshman F Richie Springs will sit out this season as an academic redshirt.
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Thursday, October 31, 2019
Pigskin Pick ‘Em: Finally! A winning week breaks the streak By Nolan Rose For the Peninsula Clarion
Week eight of the NFL season is proof that miracles can and do happen. The author of this demoralized column finally had a winning week against the spread! The last time that happened was all the way back in week one when we posted a 9-7 mark. Week eight wasn’t much better, but the 8-6 tally resembles a step in the right direction! That improves our season total to 50-67, which for those of you that are unfamiliar with gambling, is bad for bankrolls. Luckily you, the loyal Clarion reader, haven’t cashed out your 401k to take my advice on picking winners in the NFL and if you have, honestly, you have nobody to blame but yourself. Here’s to more success this week!
mentioned with the San Francisco pick. These Seahawks just aren’t very good. The defense is the worst they’ve had in the Pete Carroll era, the special teams play is atrocious, and having Russell Wilson hand the ball off 40 times a game baffles the mind. Seahawks win a close one 24-21
TEXANS @ Jaguars +1.5 This game is listed as a home game for the Jaguars, but I’m not convinced playing in London, England, should count as such. The Jags have been really fun this year behind the surprising play of rookie QB Gardner Minshew. This game should be very competitive, assuming neither group hits the pubs too hard Saturday night, but Deshaun Watson is just too good for this Jags team. Texans win 30-23
49ERS @ Cardinals +10
Redskins @ BILLS -9.5
The 49ers defense has been incredible, the running game has been spectacular, Jimmy Garoppolo has been slightly above average, can anyone stop these 49ers? All kidding aside I hope siding with them this week causes them to lose. Obviously, my picking them has zero impact on the actual game, or does it? We gamblers are a superstitious bunch! 49ers win 35-13
I’m shocked the line on this game is less than two touchdowns. That tells you the books in Las Vegas are just as skeptical about the 5-2 Buffalo Bills as I am, but any time you can fade this miserable Redskins team at a discount you have to do it. Redskins star and holdout Trent Williams returned to the team this week and failed his physical. The team cited “helmet discomfort” for the reason. Yeh, OK. Bills win 21-7
BUCS @ Seahawks -6 Going against my Seahawks this week but not for the same reasons
Vikings @ Chiefs (no line)
tricolor caps at jaunty Jarry Park. They moved to D.C. in 2005, ending Washington’s three-decade-plus wait for big league baseball after the Senators left town to become the Texas Rangers. But the incredible path
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1969 when the major leagues expanded beyond the border, putting a team with
At the time of this writing there was no line available, presumably because we’re waiting on the status of Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes.
Vinatieri was first seen kicking field goals when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Colts win 20-17
Titans @ PANTHERS -3.5
Jets @ DOLPHINS +3
The Panthers get at least another week before deciding on what to do with injured starting QB Cam Newton. Prior to last week the Panthers had won four consecutive games with Kyle Allen under center, but last week happened. Carolina drowned in San Francisco Bay, falling 51-13 to the 49ers. Expect the Panthers to bounce back this week and keep the Newton decision interesting. Panthers win 24-13
This current Jets team being favored over anyone has to be a joke, right? The Soldotna Stars would run for over 300 yards on this group. The Canned Tuna have yet to win a game this season, but they’ve been more competitive in recent weeks. This game is so awful. Please just cancel it. Dolphins win 17-13
Bears @ EAGLES -4.5 The Eagles got a huge win in Buffalo last week to stay alive in the NFC East race. The Bears did not get a huge win, in fact, they got a heartbreaking loss. A last-second missed field goal reminded of last year’s playoff disappointment. When do the Bears move on from Mitchell Trubisky? The quarterback they drafted ahead of Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson for mysterious reasons. The sooner the better. Eagles win 28-17
Lions @ RAIDERS -2
COLTS @ Steelers +1
BROWNS @ Broncos +3.5
The Colts are the surprise team in the AFC at 5-2 without retired QB Andrew Luck. Incredibly, all seven Colts games have been decided by a touchdown or less. It would not be a surprise anyone to see this game come down to another game winning Adam Vinatieri kick.
I’m not excited to side with the Browns with the way they have played recently, but the Donkeys know how to Donkey and we’re seeing more of that this week. Brandon Allen, Denver’s newest, new QB, has been cut and waived a whole bunch of times during his
these wild-card Nationals with the curly W logo took, well, no one could have imagined. “Resilient, relentless bunch of guys,” manager Dave Martinez said. “They fought all year long.”
This is an interesting game with both teams fighting to stay relevant in their divisional races. The Lions are coming off a win last week, but a victory over the New York Giants hardly impresses. The Raiders fell to the Texans in Houston. It’s a coin flip affair between teams that have been anything but consistent. When in doubt, take the home side. Raiders win 35-31
Having lost star slugger Bryce Harper to free agency and beset by bullpen woes, Washington plummeted to 19-31 in late May. It got so bad there was talk around town the Nationals might fire Martinez and trade away Scherzer.
four-year NFL career, presumably for a reason. If you thought the Denver offense was overly conservative with Joe Flacco passing the ball, wait until you see this week. Browns win 20-9
PACKERS @ Chargers +3 This is another mysterious line. The 7-1 Packers, led by Aaron Rodgers (he’s good) are only a field goal favorite over the injury-riddled, turnover-plagued Los Angeles Chargers. One step further the Packers are 3-0 on the road this season, and LA routinely feels like a road game for the Chargers, who don’t have fans. The Chargers are 1-3 at home. Guaranteed there will be more Cheese Heads than Lightning Bolts in the stadium on Sunday. Packers win 33-21
PATRIOTS @ Ravens -3 Always side with the Patriots without any thought whatsoever. This is the key to gambling success in the NFL. Patriots win 24-16
COWBOYS @ Giants +7.5 Always side with the Cowboys… Wait a second. That would be a stupid strategy. It works this week though because the Giants are terrible. New York rookie passer Daniel Jones has had his moments, but the bright lights on Monday Night Football will be a little overwhelming. Fighting Jerry’s win 30-14
Instead, they stuck with the mantra that sprung up on T-shirts — Stay In The Fight. “That was out motto,” Scherzer said. And months later they finished it, indeed. “Guess what? We stayed in
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the fight. We won the fight!” Martinez shouted during the trophy celebration on the field. “We were down and out. We were 19-31. We didn’t quit then, we weren’t going to quit now,” he said.
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thursday, october 31, 2019
‘Terminator: Dark Fate:’ Triumphant comeback? Not By Lindsey Bahr Associated Press
Who will save the “Terminator” franchise from itself? Not “Deadpool” director Tim Miller, producer James Cameron or even Linda Hamilton, it turns out. Yes, despite an A-list roster of talent, including people behind the scenes who theoretically should know how to resurrect this brand and move it forward, “Terminator: Dark Fate ” is just another bad “Terminator” movie in a string of bad “Terminator” movies (although better than “Genisys”). And yet like the cyborg invention behind all of this, they keep coming and are really hard to kill. This time it really seemed promising with Cameron back on board for the first time in almost 30 years. This film was going to erase all the confusing timelines set by all the sequels that followed and just pick up where “T2” left off. It was also to be centered on a group of women, including Hamilton, Mackenzie Davis as an augmented soldier named Grace and Natalia Reyes as Dani, the innocent being hunted.
“Terminator: Dark Fate” HH Rating: R, for violence throughout, language and brief nudity Simple, right? Not when there are three screenwriters and five people with “story by” credits involved. Like many of the semi-sequel, semi-reboot films populating the multiplexes, “Terminator: Dark Fate” is at least partially a rehash of the original, with a Terminator (Gabriel Luna) emerging naked from thin air (and the future of course) to kill an unsuspecting young woman. This time said young woman is Dani Ramos, a nice-seeming but dreadfully underwritten auto factory worker who lives in Mexico with her dad and brother and takes quite some time to grasp the life-and-death situation she’s in. Thankfully she’s got a protector in Grace, an augmented super soldier, also from the future, who is part human, part Terminator and has been sent to make sure
Dani stays alive for reasons we won’t learn until much later. “The Terminator’s” original damsel-turned-warrior Sarah Connor joins their ranks too and it gives me no pleasure to report that it’s not an enjoyable comeback. Poor Hamilton — who looks as fierce as ever and was rightfully excited to get a chance to bring Sarah Connor back not as an ingenue but a woman in her 60s who has lived a life — has been reduced to a lousy one-note caricature imagined by a group of men. She simply growls her awful one-liners like “I hunt Terminators and I drink till I black out. Enough of a resume for you?” Is this team of all-male screenwriters to blame? Perhaps. This film is a perfect representation of something that thinks it is being feminist simply because the camera is pointed at three women most of the time. But really, Dani is not much more than a plot device and Sarah is a reductive stereotype of an embittered woman. Even Grace, who thanks to Davis rises above the rotten script unscathed, has coded “female” limitations — she’s powerful, sure, but she
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Linda Hamilton returns in “Terminator: Dark Fate.”
has emotional and physical weaknesses, too. Arnold Schwarzenegger adds a dash of life and much-needed comedy when he makes his latemovie entrance. Without giving too much away, the original Terminator has been leading a surprisingly normal life for the past few decades and it’s a rare delight in “Dark Fate.” I wish I could say the action made up for the story deficiencies, but a lot of it is so jumpy and confusing that it’s hard to even
track on what is happening. There are some inspired moments, like an extended sequence at the Hoover Dam and the high-octane freeway chase that essentially opens the film. Still, the money and talent involved should have produced something significantly better. And of course the end sets us up for more potential “Terminator” films. After “Dark Fate” the question is no longer who can save “Terminator,” but who will be bold enough to just let it die?
Freebies are the key hook in new ‘streaming wars’ By Mae Anderson Associated Press
If you make it free, will they come? Apple, Disney and AT&T’s WarnerMedia want to jump-start their challenges to Netflix by offering freebies and deep discounts on emerging streaming plans. That includes a free year of Apple TV Plus for customers of new Apple devices and a free year of Disney Plus to higher-tier Verizon customers. Some existing HBO subscribers will also get the super-charged version, HBO Max, at no additional cost. Experts say these services can worry later about holding onto customers -- perhaps by offering must-see shows they can’t get anywhere else or tying discounts to other services that are difficult to drop. “Next year is a race to aggregate consumers,” said Kevin Westcott, who heads Deloitte’s U.S. telecommunication, media and entertainment consulting business. “The first war is getting them to sign up
for a service. The second war is retaining them.” The new services have to attract users with marketing blitzes and the promise of original shows and movies, then build a big enough library of old favorites to help keep them. Already, HBO Max will have “Friends “ exclusively, and Disney is taking back its older movies from Netflix. A lot of shows and movies won’t be available at launch, but will be added over time. Free helps in the meantime. Netflix has spent years building up its 158 million subscribers worldwide. Hulu has 28 million. The new players want to ramp up subscribers quickly to show they can compete. So the services have launched the digital equivalent of the old cable promos: lure you in with discounted rates, then jack up the price after a year or two. But digital customers have more choices than cable customers of yore so a big question is whether they’ll stick around. Apple TV Plus debuts Friday for
$5 a month with just nine shows and a few more coming soon. It’s already cheaper than the $13 a month Netflix charges for its most popular plan. Buyers of any new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod Touch get a year for free. That suggests a market of 40 million customers, Wedbush analyst Dan Ives said. Disney Plus, which arrives Nov. 12, is also cheaper than Netflix at $7 a month. Disney struck a deal with Verizon to give customers of all unlimited wireless plans and some home-internet customers a free year. Members of Disney’s free D23 fan club were also eligible to buy three years of Disney Plus service up front for the price of two years. Disney is targeting 60 million to 90 million worldwide by 2024. AT&T’s HBO Max, which launches in May for $15 a month, is the most expensive of the new services. That could make it tough for AT&T to reach its goal of 50 million U.S. customers and 75 million to 90 million worldwide by 2025.
But AT&T will make the service free for about 10 million existing HBO subscribers, or about a third of its U.S. subscribers. HBO Max will also be included with AT&T’s higher-tier wireless and broadband offerings. Comcast’s Peacock service will be free for many of its own cable and internet customers. The regular price hasn’t been announced yet. The service launches next spring. “I don’t think customers are going to have to make difficult choices about cutting one in order to add another for the first few years,” said MoffettNathanson Research’s Craig Moffett. But companies can’t run the services at a loss forever, and when discounts end and prices rise, customers may flee. After all, the services add up fast, and signing up to multiple ones could end up costing as much as the cable packages people are ditching for streaming. There’s a lesson to be drawn from the latest TV-industry attempt to counter cord-cutting.
Cable-like online packages like Sling TV and YouTube TV have ended discounts or raised prices, causing customers to flee and new sign-ups to slow down. Sony announced Tuesday that it will quit offering PlayStation Vue, one of the first to challenge traditional TV packages. Even the dominant player isn’t immune. Netflix has raised prices slowly, which helped shield it from price shock, but its latest small increase has hurt customer growth. Westcott, the Deloitte consultant, compared the streaming promotions to efforts to lure wireless customers from competing companies. T-Mobile has long offered Netflix free to many customers. Verizon includes six free months of Apple Music with some of its unlimited plans. Many offer other deals like paying off your phone early or getting a phone for free if you switch. “They were constantly looking for ways to steal you off other players,” he said.
calendar Events and exhibitions ■■ Kenai Fellowship will host a trail of lights on Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m. at 8333 Kenai Spur Highway (East of Kenai high school). Follow a winding trail of lights and gather treats along the way. The first 100+ hungry trailblazers can munch a hotdog as they travel. ■■ Four showings of the original, locally made film “FAITH ALIVE” will be presented on Thursday, Oct. 31 at the Kenai Fellowship
Corner CHARLIE BROWN You’re my best friend, Charlie Brown! You are twelve pounds of wiggling, bucking, livercolored, Chrysanthemum dog, known as the Shih Tzu. Originally, you’re from Tibet but was crossbred: Lhasa Apso with Pekingese in China for royalty. You’re overflowing with loyalty. Ever since we met at three months old, your unconditional love has always been pure gold. You have big brown eyes, a smile or sometimes a sneer/leer; it’s so cute, happiness is clear. When you’re excited you kick up your heels and jiggle, race to your toys and want to play; I’m so blessed to have you, you make me giggle. You snort when you dream, totally relaxed so it seems. “Good morning, I’m awake,” your actions say as you bounce on the bed, grinning ear to ear. Our daily ritual starts with cleaning my face, what a pleasure to have you in my quiet space. We’re an unbeatable team, that’s for sure; the love I have for you, there isn’t a cure. — By Bonnie Marie Playle
building, 8333 Kenai Spur Highway. The 15-minute film is a liveaction reading of Hebrews 11. It includes local actors, special effects and a finale set to the music of Peter and Heather Stow’s song “Better Together.” Join us at 6:15, 6:40, 7:10 or 7:35 p.m. at the Kenai Fellowship. Admission is free. Look for the blue Kenai Fellowship sign. ■■ 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. ■■ 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. ■■ KPC showcase presents “Unknown Asia: A Journey Across Bangladesh, Maldives, Mongolia and Sri Lanka” on Thursday Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m. 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. ■■ Kenai Fine Art Center’s November/December exhibit is “GATHER.” Eleven area artists are painting the walls of the center with original works. Plan to attend the show opening reception Nov. 7 from 5-7 p.m. During our 1st Thursday opening see the artwork, meet the artists and hear what they have to say about their adventures in group art. 1st Thursday will include refreshments, music, free and open to the public. The Kenai Fine Art Center is located across from the Oiler’s Bingo Hall and next to the Historic Cabins. 283-7040, www.kenaifineart.com .”GATHER” will hang until Dec. 14. ■■ Farm & Food Friday, the informal monthly meet-up for anyone interested in local food or farming, resumes Friday, Oct. 18, from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at Odie’s Deli in Soldotna. This month’s topic: stories from the 2019 growing season. Farm & Food Friday continues through May on the third Friday of each month, sponsored by Kenai Soil & Water Conservation District and Kenai Local Food Connection. ■■ 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 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.
Entertainment ■■ Que’ana bar will host a Halloween party on Thursday, Oct. 31. Food, costume contest for prizes and Karaoke with Nita at 7 p.m. at Mile 122.5 Sterling Highway. ■■ The Place Bar Holloween part starts at 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1. Music by Hotmess and a costume contest. ■■ The Place Bar will host karaoke starting 9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2. ■■ The Flats Bistro in Kenai presents live dinner music Thursday and Friday from 6:30-8:30 p.m., featuring Garrett Mayer on Thursdays and Mike Morgan & Matt Boyle on Fridays. For reservations (recommended) please call The Flats Bistro at 907-335-1010. Please watch this space for more music at The Flats this fall. ■■ Don Jose’s Restaurant in Soldotna features live music every Thursday from 6-9 p.m. Please call 907-262-5700 for reservations and info. ■■ Acapulco, 43543 Sterling Highway in Soldotna, has live music at 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. ■■ A bluegrass jam takes place on the first Sunday of the month at from 1-4 p.m. at the Mount Redoubt Baptist Church on South Lovers Loop in Nikiski. ■■ Veronica’s in Old Town Kenai has Open Mic from 6-8 p.m. Friday. Call Veronica’s at 283-2725. ■■ The Alaska Roadhouse Bar and Grill hosts open horseshoe tournaments Thursday nights at the bar on Golddust Drive. For more information, call 262-9887. ■■ An all acoustic jam takes place every Thursday. The jam takes place at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna on the first Thursday of the month, and at the Kenai Senior Center during the rest of the month. Jam starts at 6:30 p.m. ■■ Odie’s Deli in Soldotna has live music Friday from 6-8 p.m. and Pub Quiz night every Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. ■■ AmVets Post 4 has reopened in its brand new building on Kalifornsky Beach across from Jumpin’ Junction. Eligible veterans and their families are invited to stop by to find out more about AmVets and their involvement in the Veteran community. ■■ The Bow bar in Kenai has karaoke at 9 p.m. Thursdays.
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Pentagon releases new details on al-Baghdadi raid By Colleen Long and Jill Colvin Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The general who oversaw the U.S. raid on Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi provided the most detailed account yet of the operation Wednesday and said the U.S. is on alert for possible “retribution attacks” by extremists. Gen. Frank McKenzie, head of U.S. Central Command, said al-Baghdadi’s remains were buried at sea within 24 hours of his death inside an underground tunnel where he fled as special operations soldiers closed in on him. The Pentagon released the first government photos
and video clips of the nighttime operation, including one showing Delta Force commandos approaching the walls of the compound in which al-Baghdadi and others were found. Another video showed American airstrikes on other militants who fired at helicopters carrying soldiers to the compound. The U.S. also bombed the compound after the soldiers completed the mission so that it would not stand as a shrine to al-Baghdadi. “It looks pretty much like a parking lot with large potholes right now,” McKenzie said. The attacking American force launched from an undisclosed location inside Syria for the one-hour
helicopter ride to the compound, McKenzie said. Two children died with al-Baghdadi when he detonated a bomb vest, McKenzie said, adding that this was one fewer than originally reported. He said the children appeared to be under the age of 12. Eleven other children were escorted from the site unharmed. Four women and two men who were wearing suicide vests and refused to surrender inside the compound were killed, McKenzie said. The general said the military dog that was injured during the raid is a four-year veteran with U.S. Special Operations Command and had been on approximately 50 combat missions. The dog, a male whose
name has not been released because the mission was classified, was injured when he came in contact with exposed live electrical cables in the tunnel after al-Baghdadi detonated his vest, McKenzie said. He said the dog has returned to duty. Baghdadi was identified by comparing his DNA to a sample collected in 2004 by U.S. forces in Iraq, where he had been detained. The U.S. managed to collect “substantial” amounts of documentation and electronics during the rain, McKenzie said, but he would not elaborate. Such efforts are a standard feature of raids against high-level extremist targets and can be useful in learning more about the group’s plans.
Although the raid was successful, McKenzie said it would be a mistake to conclude that the Islamic State has been defeated. “It will take them some time to re-establish someone to lead the organization, and during that period of time their actions may be a little bit disjointed,” the general said. “They will be dangerous. We suspect they will try some form of retribution attack, and we are postured and prepared for that.” In outlining the operation, McKenzie said al-Baghdadi had been at the compound in Syria’s northwest Idlib province for “a considerable period,” but he was not specific. He said the raid was briefed to President Donald
Trump on Friday, and McKenzie made the decision to go ahead on Saturday morning. McKenzie offered no new details about al-Baghdadi’s final moments. “He crawled into a hole with two small children and blew himself up while his people stayed on the grounds,” he said when asked by a reporter about al-Baghdadi’s last moments and Trump’s description of the Islamic State leader as “whimpering and crying and screaming all the way” to his death. Other senior Pentagon officials, including Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, have said they could not confirm Trump’s description.
Fires threaten homes outside L.A., spare Reagan library By Brian Melley and Marcio Jose Sanchez Associated Press
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — A wind-whipped outbreak of wildfires outside Los Angeles on Wednesday threatened thousands of homes and horse ranches, forced the smoky evacuation of elderly patients in wheelchairs and narrowly bypassed the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, protected in part by a buffer zone chewed by goats. With California tinder dry and fires burning in both the north and south, the state was at the mercy of gusty winds, on high alert for any new flames that could run wild, and weary from intentional blackouts aimed at preventing power lines from sparking more destruction. The blaze near the Reagan library in Simi Valley was driven by strong Santa Ana winds that are the bane of
Southern California in the fall and have historically fanned the most destructive fires in the region. The library, which holds the presidential archives and whose grounds include the graves of Reagan and his wife, Nancy, was well-equipped when flames surrounded it. It relies on a combination of high-tech defenses such as fireproof vaults and a lowtech measure taken every year, when hundreds of goats are brought in to feed on the brush and create a firebreak. An army of firefighters helped protect the hilltop museum, and helicopters hit the flames, leaving some neighbors resentful as they frantically hosed down fires in the surrounding subdivisions and open ranchland. Armed with just a garden hose and wearing a mask, Beth Rivera watered down the perimeter of her large home to prevent embers from
igniting the dry grass. Friends helped evacuate 11 horses from the property. The fire was only 30 yards away and blowing toward her house, with no firetrucks in sight. Animals could be heard shrieking in a barn burning next door on Tierra Rejada Road, where large ranches with riding stables and horse rings line the road. Two horses bolted into the street from the flaming barn, trailing a cloud of smoke. “Oh gosh, this isn’t fun,” Rivera said. “There isn’t a fire unit (here) at the moment because they’re busy working on the fire close to the library. This is why I’m very worried. Because I can’t … save my home.” Within minutes, a fire crew arrived to help Rivera and her boyfriend protect their home. The brush fire broke out before dawn between the cities of Simi Valley and Moorpark north of Los Angeles
and exploded to more than 1,300 acres, Ventura County officials said. About 7,000 homes, or around 26,000 people, were ordered evacuated, authorities said. Wind gusts up to 68 mph were reported in the area, forecasters said. Other spots in Southern California were buffeted by even stronger winds. The gusts knocked over a truck on a freeway in Fontana. Another wildfire forced the evacuation of two mobile home parks and a health care facility in Jurupa Valley, 45 miles east of Los Angeles, where elderly people were taken out in wheelchairs and gurneys as smoke swirled overhead. The blaze was at least 200 acres in size. Meanwhile, nearly 1 million people who rely on Pacific Gas & Electric were without power across Northern California amid the third blackout in a week imposed
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Natalie Acosta (left) and Lea Rivera cover their faces from the smoke created by the Easy Fire on Wednesday, in Simi Valley, California. Driven by powerful Santa Ana winds, the brush fire broke out before dawn between the cities of Simi Valley and Moorpark north of Los Angeles and exploded to more than 1,300 acres, threatening 6,500 homes.
by the state’s largest utility. In wine country north of San Francisco, fire officials reported progress in their battle against a 120-squaremile blaze in Sonoma County, saying it was 30% contained.
The fire destroyed at least 206 structures, including 94 homes, and threatened 90,000 more, most of them homes, authorities said. More than 150,000 people were under evacuation orders.
Poll: Halloween plans, from candy to costumed pets By Don Babwin Associated Press
CHICAGO — The good news for kids this Halloween: They’ll likely come home with a bigger pile of candy than of healthy snacks while out trick-or-treating. Americans have a wide variety of plans to celebrate the spooky holiday this year,
from carving pumpkins to watching scary movies. Some even plan to make their dogs and cats suffer the fate of being forced into goblin or Spiderman outfits. Those are just some of the findings of a poll conducted ahead of Halloween by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
A majority of Americans think it’s unsafe for kids to trick-or-treat alone, including about a third who say it’s very unsafe. Perhaps not surprisingly, city residents and people with younger children at home are especially likely to say it’s very unsafe. “There’s all these kidnappings and stuff going on,” said Lamar Walker, of Huntsville,
Today in History Today is Thursday, Oct. 31, the 304th day of 2019. There are 61 days left in the year. This is Halloween. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 31, 1941, the Navy destroyer USS Reuben James was torpedoed by a German U-boat off Iceland with the loss of some 100 lives, even though the United States had not yet entered World War II. On this date: In 1517, Martin Luther sent his 95 Theses denouncing what he saw as the abuses of the Catholic Church, especially the sale of indulgences, to the Archbishop of Mainz, Germany (by some accounts, Luther also posted the Theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg), marking the start of the Protestant Reformation. In 1926, magician Harry Houdini died in Detroit of peritonitis resulting from a ruptured appendix. In 1941, work was completed on the Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota, begun in 1927. In 1959, a U.S. Marine reservist showed up at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow to declare he was renouncing his American citizenship so he could live in the Soviet Union. His name: Lee Harvey Oswald. In 1964, Theodore C. Freeman, 34, became the first member of NASA’s astronaut corps to die when his T-38 jet crashed while approaching Ellington Air Force Base in Houston. In 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson ordered a halt to all U.S. bombing of North Vietnam, saying he hoped for fruitful peace negotiations. In 1984, Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated by two Sikh (seek) security guards. In 1994, a Chicago-bound American Eagle ATR-72 crashed in northern Indiana, killing all 68 people aboard. In 1998, a genetic study was released suggesting President Thomas Jefferson did in fact father at least one child by his slave Sally Hemings. In 1999, EgyptAir Flight 990, bound from New York to Cairo, crashed off the Massachusetts coast, killing all 217 people aboard. In 2001, New York hospital worker Kathy T. Nguyen (nwen) died of inhalation anthrax, the fourth person to perish in a spreading wave of bioterrorism. In 2005, President George W. Bush nominated Judge Samuel Alito (ahl-EE’-toh) to the Supreme Court. Civil rights icon Rosa Parks was honored during a memorial service in Washington, D.C. Ten years ago: A registered sex offender was arrested in Cleveland after police found six decomposing bodies at his home. (Authorities turned up the bodies of 11 women at the home of Anthony Sowell, who was convicted and sentenced to death in 2011.) The New York Yankees won Game 3 of the World Series, defeating the Philadelphia Phillies 8-5 to give New York a 2-1 Series lead. Five years ago: Commercial space tourism suffered a huge setback when a prototype passenger rocket, Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo, exploded during a test flight, scattering debris over the Mojave Desert and killing one pilot while seriously injuring the other. One year ago: President Donald Trump said the number of military troops being deployed to the U.S.-Mexican border could reach 15,000. Huge crowds of fans cheered as the Red Sox rumbled through downtown Boston aboard duck boats to mark the team’s fourth World Series championship in the past 15 years. Baseball Hall of Famer Willie McCovey, a star first baseman and outfielder who played for the San Francisco Giants for 19 of his 22 major league seasons, died at the age of 80. Today’s Birthdays: Actress Lee Grant is 94. Former astronaut Michael Collins is 89. Former CBS anchorman Dan Rather is 88. Folk singer Tom Paxton is 82. Actor Ron Rifkin is 81. Actress Sally Kirkland is 78. Actor Brian Doyle-Murray is 74. Actor Stephen Rea is 73. Olympic gold medal long-distance runner Frank Shorter is 72. Actress Deidre Hall is 72. TV show host Jane Pauley is 69. Actor Brian Stokes Mitchell is 62. Movie director Peter Jackson is 58. Rock musician Larry Mullen is 58. Actor Dermot Mulroney is 56. Rock musician Mikkey Dee is 56. Rock singer-musician Johnny Marr is 56. Actor Rob Schneider is 55. Country singer Darryl Worley is 55. Actor-comedian Mike O’Malley is 54. Rap musician Adrock is 53. Songwriter Adam Schlesinger (SHLES’-in-jer) is 52. Rap performer Vanilla Ice (aka Rob Van Winkle) is 52. Rock musician Rogers Stevens (Blind Melon) is 50. Rock singer Linn Berggren (Ace of Base) is 49. Reality TV host Troy Hartman is 48. Gospel singer Smokie Norful is 46. Actress Piper Perabo (PEER’-uh-boh) is 43. Actor Brian Hallisay is 41. Actress Samaire (SAH’-mee-rah) Armstrong is 39. Folk-rock musician Tay Strathairn (Dawes) is 39. Actor Eddie Kaye Thomas is 39. Rock musician Frank Iero (My Chemical Romance) is 38. Actor Justin Chatwin is 37. Actor Scott Clifton is 35. Actress Vanessa Marano is 27. Actress Holly Taylor is 22. Actress Danielle Rose Russell is 20. Actress-singer Willow Smith is 19. Thought for Today: “Success is a public affair. Failure is a private funeral.” -- Rosalind Russell, American actress (1911-1976).
Alabama, in explaining why this year he is taking his sons, 12 and 6, to a party at a church. Such worries help explain why an army of children descend on one street on Chicago’s North Side every Halloween, not leaving until each house is some 2,000 pieces of candy lighter. Part of the attraction may be the elaborate displays, including zombies programmed to shake fences and push baby carriages down the street and skeletons digging graves. But homeowners know that parents, some of whom drive from across the city, are after something else: safety. “It’s all contained and safe, and kids don’t have to go into apartment buildings where it gets creepy, (and) they don’t have to go down main
streets,” said Nelson Gonzalez, an electric engineer who is responsible for a lot of the electronics that make the displays shake, roll, scream and smoke. While pretty much every house on Bernard Street is good for a treat, the poll shows what every kid knows: not everyone gives out candy. In all, about 4 in 10 say they plan to do so. Many Americans, including most people with kids under 13 at home, say they do plan to dress their kids up and take them out trick-ortreating. About a quarter of adults, and a third of those with younger children, will get into costume themselves. But the poll also indicates that by 60 years old, fewer want to spend the evening dressed like Dracula, or to
spend Nov. 1 yanking out the tombstones planted in their lawns. “I’ve always thought that was kind of foolish,” said 76-year-old Earl Thompson, a retired northern Illinois truck driver who counts himself among the vast majority of Americans age 60 and over who have no plans to don a costume. By comparison, close to half of adults under age 30 do plan to dress up. Younger Americans are also far more likely than older ones to have plans to decorate for the holiday, 46% to 28%. But as long as his wife has her way, Thompson can’t join the ranks of those who have stopped putting up decorations. “She decorates every year and as soon as Halloween is done, the Thanksgiving stuff goes up,” he said.
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Wheel of For- Grey’s Anatomy Alex hopes (:01) A Million Little Things tune (N) ‘G’ to impress investors. (N) ‘14’ Maggie accidentally lets Colin out. (N) ‘14’ Chicago P.D. A woman is Mike & Molly Mike & Molly Last Man Last Man Law & Order: Criminal Intent Law & Order: Criminal Intent held captive in the woods. ‘14’ ‘14’ ‘14’ Standing ‘PG’ Standing ‘PG’ A criminal blows up his acPharmaceuticals corporacomplice. ‘14’ tions. ‘14’ The Ellen DeGeneres Show KTVA 11 CBS Evening KTVA 11 News at 6 Young Shel- (:31) The Uni- (:01) Young The Unicorn (N) ‘PG’ News at 5 News don ‘14’ corn ‘PG’ Sheldon ‘PG’ NFL Football San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals. (N) (Live) To Be Announced Judge Judy (N) ‘PG’
Channel 2 News 5:00 Report (N) NOVA “Secrets of the Sky BBC World Tombs” Mountain tombs in the News Himalayas. ‘PG’ America
Judge Judy (N) ‘PG’
Jeopardy! (N) ‘G’
NBC Nightly Channel 2 Newshour (N) News With Lester Holt Nightly Busi- PBS NewsHour (N) ness Report ‘G’
Superstore Perfect “Trick-or-Treat” Harmony (N) ‘14’ ‘PG’ Father Brown Murder of a postal service officer. ‘PG’
(28) USA (30) TBS
(35) ESPN2 144 209 (36) ROOT 426 687 (38) PARMT 241 241 131 254
(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
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(:01) How to Get Away With ABC News at Murder Asher reunites with 10 (N) his mother. ‘14’ Dateline ‘PG’ 2 Broke Girls ‘14’
(:35) Jimmy Kimmel Live! ‘14’
(:37) Nightline (N) ‘G’
2 Broke Girls How I Met Pawn Stars ‘14’ Your Mother “Wake Up ‘14’ Call” ‘PG’ KTVA 11 (:35) The Late Show With James CorNews at 10 Stephen Colbert (N) ‘PG’ den TMZ (N) ‘PG’ TMZ ‘PG’ Entertainment Two and a Tonight Half Men ‘14’
Evil A teenage girl comes back to life. ‘14’
Channel 2 (:34) The Tonight Show Star- (:37) Late News: Late ring Jimmy Fallon ‘14’ Night With Edition (N) Seth Meyers Professor T. “Motherly Love” Amanpour and Company (N) A 6-year-old boy is kidnapped. ‘14’ Elementary Terminal patients are murdered. ‘14’ Isaac Mizrahi Live! ‘G’
(:01) “Christmas Around the Corner” (2018) Alexandra Breckenridge. ‘PG’ Chrisley Chrisley Knows Best Knows Best Brooklyn Brooklyn Nine-Nine ‘14’ Nine-Nine ‘14’
NBA Basketball Miami Heat at Atlanta Hawks. From State Farm Arena in All Elite Atlanta. Wrestling SportsCenter With Scott Van SportsCenter (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (Live) College Football West VirPelt (N) (Live) ginia at Baylor. Professional Fighters League PFL Playoffs: Heavyweight & Light Heavyweight. Light UFC Countdown (N) ‘14’ To Be AnAlways Late Around the Pardon the Now or Never Always Late SportsCenter heavyweight and heavyweight quarterfinals/semifinals. (N) (Live) nounced With Katie Horn Interruption (N) With Katie (3:00) High School Football Glacier Peak at Monroe. High School Football Sumner at Graham-Kapowsin. (N) (Live) Seahawks Seahawks High School Football Sumner at Graham-Kapowsin. Press Pass Press Pass (3:45) “Dawn of the Dead” (2004) Sarah Polley, Ving “Beetlejuice” (1988, Comedy) Michael Keaton. Two ghosts “Beetlejuice” (1988, Comedy) Michael Keaton. Two ghosts “Beetlejuice” (1988, Comedy) Michael Keaton. Two ghosts Rhames. Milwaukee residents fight zombies in a mall. try to scare away their home’s new tenants. try to scare away their home’s new tenants. try to scare away their home’s new tenants. “Halloween: Resurrection” (2002, Horror) Jamie Lee Curtis, “Halloween” (1978) Donald Pleasence. An escaped maniac “Halloween H20: 20 Years Later” (1998, Horror) Jamie Lee “Halloween II” (2009) Malcolm McDowell. Unstoppable MiBrad Loree, Busta Rhymes. embarks on a holiday rampage of revenge. Curtis, Adam Arkin, Josh Hartnett. chael Myers continues his murderous rampage. We Bare We Bare American American Bob’s Burg- Bob’s Burg- Family Guy Family Guy Rick and The Shivering Aqua Teen Family Guy Family Guy American American Rick and Bears ‘Y7’ Bears ‘Y7’ Dad ‘14’ Dad ‘14’ ers ‘PG’ ers ‘14’ ‘14’ ‘14’ Morty ‘14’ Truth Hunger ‘14’ ‘14’ Dad ‘14’ Dad ‘14’ Morty ‘14’ Tanked Over-the-top bed Tanked “Penn and Teller Tanked Tank inside a tree; Tanked: Sea-Lebrity Edition ‘PG’ Tanked The Mob Museum Tanked NASCAR driver Kurt Tanked: Sea-Lebrity Editank; pirate tank. ‘PG’ Monkey Magic” ‘PG’ coffin aquarium. ‘PG’ wants a tank. ‘PG’ Busch’s request. ‘PG’ tion ‘PG’ (:05) “Halloweentown High” (2004) Debbie (:40) “Return to Halloweentown” (2006, Children’s) Sara (:20) “Halloweentown” (1998) Debbie Reyn- Disney Hall of Raven’s Bunk’d ‘G’ Just Roll With It ‘G’ Jessie ‘G’ Reynolds, Kimberly J. Brown. ‘G’ Paxton, Lucas Grabeel, J. Paul Zimmerman. ‘PG’ olds, Judith Hoag. ‘PG’ Villains Home ‘G’ The Loud The Loud Are You Afraid of the Dark? Are You Afraid of the Dark? SpongeBob SpongeBob “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” (2006, Adventure) Johnny Depp, Orlando Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ House ‘Y7’ House ‘Y7’ ‘PG’ ‘PG’ Bloom. Capt. Jack Sparrow owes a blood debt to a ghostly pirate. (3:40) “Hocus Pocus” (1993, Children’s) (:45) “Hocus Pocus” (1993, Children’s) Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker. (7:50) “Hocus Pocus” (1993) Bette Midler. Youths conjure The 700 Club “Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker. Youths conjure up three child-hungry witches on Halloween. up three child-hungry witches on Halloween. Unleashed” (2004) 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days “Tell All Part 2” The couples share updates. ‘PG’ Untold Stories of the E.R. Untold Stories of the E.R. Untold Stories of the E.R. Untold Stories of the E.R. Untold Stories of the E.R. “Grave Diagnosis” ‘PG’ “Zombie Uprising” ‘PG’ ‘PG’ ‘PG’ “Grave Diagnosis” ‘PG’ Expedition Unknown Josh Expedition Unknown ‘PG’ Expedition Unknown UFO Expedition Unknown ‘PG’ Expedition Unknown ‘PG’ Expedition Unknown “Haunted Souls: Haunted Souls on the To Be Announced visits NASA. ‘PG’ sighting witnesses. ‘PG’ Mountain” (N) ‘PG’ Ghost Adventures ‘PG’ Ghost Adventures “Route 666” The crew heads to Texas. Top 10 Most Terrifying Ghost Adventures “Curse of the Harrisville Farmhouse” “The The Holzer Files “They Bur- Top 10 Most Terrifying ‘PG’ Places (N) ‘14’ Conjuring” house. (N) ‘PG’ ied Me Alive” ‘PG’ Places ‘14’ American Pickers “KISS and American Pickers “What’s American Pickers “American American Pickers ‘PG’ American Pickers (N) ‘PG’ (:03) American Pickers ‘PG’ (:05) American Pickers ‘PG’ (:03) American Pickers ‘PG’ Sell” ‘PG’ Inside the Vault?” ‘PG’ Dream” ‘PG’ Live PD Live PD Live PD Live PD Live PD Live PD Live PD Live PD Live PD Live PD Pres- Live PD: Wanted (N) ‘14’ Live PD Live PD Live PD Live PD Presents: PD Presents: PD Presents: PD Presents: PD Presents: PD Presents: PD Presents: PD Presents: PD Presents: PD ents: PD Cam Presents: PD Presents: PD Presents: PD Presents: PD Cam ‘14’ Cam ‘14’ Cam ‘14’ Cam ‘14’ Cam ‘14’ Cam ‘14’ Cam ‘14’ Cam ‘14’ Cam ‘14’ (N) ‘14’ Cam ‘14’ Cam ‘14’ Cam ‘14’ Cam ‘14’ Flip or Flop Flip or Flop Flip or Flop Flip or Flop Flip or Flop Flip or Flop Flip or Flop Flip or Flop Flip or Flop Flip or Flop House Hunt- Hunters Int’l House Hunt- House Hunt- Flip or Flop Flip or Flop ‘G’ ‘G’ ‘G’ ‘G’ ‘G’ ‘G’ ‘G’ ‘G’ ‘G’ ‘G’ ers (N) ‘G’ ers ‘G’ ers ‘G’ ‘G’ ‘G’ Halloween Wars “Witches vs. Halloween Wars “Haunted Halloween Wars “TwoHalloween Wars “Mausoleum Halloween Wars “Demonic Beat Bobby Beat Bobby Beat Bobby Beat Bobby Halloween Wars “Demonic Warlocks” ‘G’ Motel” ‘G’ Faced” ‘G’ Mayhem” ‘G’ Wedding” ‘G’ Flay (N) ‘G’ Flay ‘G’ Flay ‘G’ Flay ‘G’ Wedding” ‘G’ Shark Tank ‘PG’ Shark Tank ‘PG’ Shark Tank ‘PG’ Shark Tank Stylish kids’ Shark Tank ‘PG’ Shark Tank ‘PG’ Dateline The search for a Dateline The search for a clothes; maple syrup. ‘PG’ missing woman. missing woman. Tucker Carlson Tonight (N) Hannity (N) The Ingraham Angle (N) Fox News at Night With Tucker Carlson Tonight Hannity The Ingraham Angle Fox News at Night With Shannon Bream (N) Shannon Bream (:10) The Of- (:45) The Of- (:15) The Office ‘14’ (5:50) The Of- (:25) The Of- The Office The Office The Office The Office The Office The Office The Daily Lights Out-D. (:05) South (:36) South fice ‘14’ fice ‘14’ fice ‘14’ fice ‘PG’ ‘PG’ ‘14’ ‘PG’ ‘PG’ ‘14’ ‘14’ Show Spade Park ‘MA’ Park ‘MA’ (3:30) “I Know What You Did Last Summer” “Jeepers Creepers 3” (2017) Jonathan Breck. A task force “Boo! A Madea Halloween” (2016, Comedy) Tyler Perry, Cassi Davis. Ma- (9:50) “Annabelle: Creation” (2017, Horror) Stephanie Sig(1997) Jennifer Love Hewitt. embarks on a mission to destroy the Creeper. dea fends off ghosts, ghouls and zombies on Halloween. man, Talitha Bateman, Lulu Wilson.
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Jeopardy Inside Ed. 25 Words 25 Words Dr. Phil ‘14’ Wendy Varied The Kelly Clarkson Show Varied Programs
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(3:00) NBA Basketball Miami Heat at Atlanta NBA Basketball Denver Nuggets at New Orleans Pelicans. From Smoothie 138 245 Hawks. (N Subject to Blackout) King Center in New Orleans. (N Subject to Blackout) (Live) College Football West Virginia at Baylor. From McLane Stadium in Waco, Texas. (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (Live) (34) ESPN 140 206
“The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” (2002, Fantasy) Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler. Members of a fellowship How I Met How I Met battle evil Sauron and his pawns. Your Mother Your Mother Isaac Mizrahi Live! (N) Affinity Diamond Jewelry (N) Isaac Mizrahi Live! ‘G’ (Live) ‘G’ (Live) ‘G’ (3:00) “All I Want for Christ- “Last Chance for Christmas” (2015, Romance) Hilarie “Christmas Around the Corner” (2018, Drama) Alexandra (:03) “Snowed Inn Christmas” (2017, Romance) Bethany Joy Lenz, Andrew W. Walker, Jefferson Brown. Jenna and 108 252 mas” (2013) Melissa Sagemi- Burton, Gabriel Hogan, Tim Matheson. A man finds a replace- Breckenridge, Jamie Spilchuk, Sarita Van Dyke. A venture ller. ‘14’ ment reindeer for Santa Claus. ‘PG’ capitalist helps save a bookstore. ‘PG’ Kevin help to save a historic town inn. ‘PG’ Law & Order: Special VicLaw & Order: Special VicChrisley Chrisley Chrisley Chrisley Chrisley Chrisley (:01) Temptation Island Chrisley Chrisley 105 242 tims Unit “Conned” ‘14’ tims Unit ‘14’ Knows Best Knows Best Knows Best Knows Best Knows Best Knows Best (N) ‘14’ Knows Best Knows Best Bob’s Burg- Family Guy Family Guy The Big Bang The Big Bang The Big Bang “It” (2017, Horror) Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis. Maine children unite Conan (N) ‘14’ Conan ‘14’ ‘14’ ‘14’ Theory ‘14’ Theory ‘PG’ Theory ‘PG’ to fight an ancient, evil clown. 139 247 ers ‘14’
General Hospital ‘14’ Judge Judy Judge Judy The Mel Robbins Show Dish Nation Dish Nation Tamron Hall ‘PG’ Nature Cat Wild Kratts
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The Good Will & Grace Law & Order: Special VicPlace (N) ‘PG’ (N) ‘14’ tims Unit “Murdered at a Bad Address” (N) ‘14’ Death in Paradise A finalist Midsomer Murders “The is poisoned at a tournament. Great and the Good” A sleep‘PG’ walking teacher. ‘PG’
(2:00) “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” (2002, (8) WGN-A 239 307 Fantasy) Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler. David’s Down-Home Christmas (N) (Live) ‘G’ (20) QVC 137 317 (23) LIFE
Strahan, Sara & Keke Divorce Divorce The Talk ‘14’ Paternity Simpsons Days of our Lives ‘14’ Molly Go Luna
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Family Feud Family Feud Family Feud ABC World (N) ‘PG’ (N) ‘PG’ ‘PG’ News
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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. Dad Amer. Dad Amer. Dad Amer. Dad Burgers Burgers Burgers Burgers Seinfeld Seinfeld Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Amer. Dad Amer. Dad Amer. Dad Seinfeld Seinfeld Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Amer. Dad Amer. Dad Amer. Dad Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Amer. Dad Amer. Dad Burgers Burgers Burgers Burgers Burgers Seinfeld Seinfeld Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘PG’ Amer. Dad Amer. Dad Amer. Dad Charmed ‘PG’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ “Gone in Sixty Seconds” (2000) Nicolas Cage. 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. Untold Stories of the E.R. Gypsy Sisters ‘14’ Gypsy Sisters ‘14’ 90 Day Fiancé Extreme Extreme Medium Medium Medium Medium Untold Stories of the E.R. Untold Stories of the E.R. Gypsy Sisters ‘14’ Gypsy Sisters ‘14’ Four Weddings ‘PG’ Lottery Changed My Life Medium Medium Medium Medium Untold Stories of the E.R. Untold Stories of the E.R. Gypsy Sisters ‘14’ Gypsy Sisters ‘14’ Say Yes Say Yes Extreme Extreme Medium Medium Medium Medium Untold Stories of the E.R. Untold Stories of the E.R. Gypsy Sisters ‘14’ Gypsy Sisters ‘14’ Say Yes Say Yes Long Lost Family ‘PG’ Long Island Medium ‘PG’ Long Island Medium ‘PG’ Untold Stories of the E.R. Untold Stories of the E.R. Gypsy Sisters ‘14’ Gypsy Sisters ‘14’ Say Yes Say Yes
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Good Morning America The View ‘14’ The Doctors ‘PG’ Channel 2 Morning Ed Dateline ‘PG’ Providence Providence (7:00) CBS This Morning Let’s Make a Deal ‘PG’ The Price Is Right ‘G’ Injury Court The People’s Court ‘PG’ Judge Mathis ‘PG’ The Real ‘PG’ (7:00) Today ‘G’ Today 3rd Hour Today-Hoda Curious Go Luna Daniel Tiger Daniel Tiger Sesame St. Pinkalicious
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Children cut off stepmother with dad’s power of attorney DEAR ABBY: This son and daughter and is letter is for women who presently living in another have stepchildren or are state. considering marriage Abby, I encourage any to a man with children. woman who is considerMy second marriage of ing remarriage to take 20 years is in limbo with great care of important no closure. My three legal matters for their adult stepchildren took well-being in case stepmy husband away from children try to “kill” the our home two years ago. marriage and take over. Dear Abby He was having some I have experienced the Jeanne Phillips cognitive dementia, but ups and downs that go we were doing well in our along with abandonment, home. After a fall, everything came depression and absence of closure. I apart. To make a long story short, I am grateful for my family and friends was naive about legal issues and disfor their love and support. With God’s covered he had named his children help and prayers, I am still hanging in as powers of attorney with no plans there. Ladies, beware! — SURVIVING for me. ALONE I have not had a visit or phone DEAR SURVIVING: Please accept call in months because his kids will my sympathy for the loss of your husnot allow it unless they are present. band. It is tragic. Sadly, you are not Our home was jointly shared and the the only woman I have heard of this court has ordered me to maintain it happening to; I know one personwith no financial assistance from my ally. This is why I, too, urge anyone, husband as I live here. He has been female or male, who is going into a shuttling back and forth between his second marriage to be conscious of
the legal ramifications and end-of-life planning and to do it with the help of an attorney. DEAR ABBY: My acupuncturist and staff are all bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish. Almost always while I’m sitting in the waiting room, the staff will converse with one another in Spanish like they’re the only ones in the room. Once, a patient came in, and the receptionist didn’t recognize the person. She asked the patient her name in English. Once the receptionist realized she knew the patient and the patient spoke Spanish, the remainder of the conversation was in Spanish despite the fact that the woman spoke clear English. Another time, one of the staff pointed to something on the receptionist’s computer screen and spoke in Spanish to the receptionist, and I could see she was showing the receptionist how to do something on the computer. In addition, if any of the staff needs to speak with the doctor during my treatment, Spanish
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is spoken. I feel the only time the staff should speak Spanish is when a patient doesn’t speak or understand English. What do you think about this? — DON’T UNDERSTAND IN FLORIDA DEAR DON’T: What I think is that you should address your concerns to the person whose acupuncture practice it is. Explain that it makes you feel uncomfortable and isolated when his or her employees do this in front of you. And if you are not satisfied with the response you receive, change acupuncturists. A GENTLE REMINDER TO PARENTS OF YOUNG CHILDREN: Tonight wee witches and goblins will be out trick-or-treating. Please supervise them closely so they’ll be safe. Happy Halloween, everyone! — Love, Abby 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.
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ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHH Events push you to the forefront. Others seek you out and want your help or feedback. Look at situations from your perspective and not those of others. When exchanging ideas, confirm the other party is getting what you’re saying. Tonight: The later it gets, the happier you will be.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHH One-on-one relating allows greater understanding between you and a close friend or associate. Recognize how much this person
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHH Your sensitivity monitor might be set to “High.” You listen to others and recognize that they might not be considering an issue as fully as you would like. You can ask questions, but you might not be able to get past someone’s ideas, realistic or not. Tonight: Off planning your weekend.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH Toss yourself into a project. You will get a lot done with focus and a responsive attitude. You might be surprised by what someone says. Do not hesitate to ask questions. Tonight: Visit with a friend while dealing with trick-or-treaters.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHHH If anyone is creative right now, it is you. Your sense of drama comes through when dealing with a child or a potential loved one. Meetings might be fragmented. You also might not be sure of what is said. Tonight: Know when to call it a night.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHH Stress seems to mount if
you stay around your home. You have a lot on your mind, and you find trick-or-treaters difficult to deal with. Honor a fast change of pace in the afternoon. Confusion surrounds events. Tonight: Important talks occur late.
Dear Heloise: I’ve taught my kids to be “mindful.” What does that mean? It means being cognizant of what’s going on right now. We take just 10 minutes a day with no phones, no TV, no music, no distractions. We sit quietly and listen to our own breathing. Medical professionals suspect that these mindfulness sessions can reduce anxiety and stress, raise our ability to concentrate and even boost the immune system. This is super-simple — I’d advise all of your readers to give it a try! — Rebecca S. in Chicago
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHH You always seem to be a natural friend. News comes forth that could distract you and force a review of a recent decision. Getting all the facts straight might not happen immediately. Tonight: Decide to call it an early night.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHH Be aware of your financial wellbeing. Sometimes when suppressing your feelings, you could go overboard with spending. Keep receipts or be ready to use your self-discipline. Tonight: Greet trick-or-treaters.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHHH Focus on events that revolve around a meeting. Others appreciate your concern and/or ability to follow through. You naturally seem to know which way to turn. Others are not as sure of their direction, or they make bad choices. Tonight:
jug with the can opener’s cover, and it was a perfect fit. No more ugly water jug! — Vicki G., White Haven, Pa.
MAKE SURE TO ASK Dear Heloise: A reminder to your readers who are veterans or active-duty military: One of the big home-improvement centers offers a 10% discount on all purchases. You must show proof of service. — John L., San Dimas, Calif. John, great hint! Readers, lots of retailers offer military and senior discounts, but they may not advertise them. Never be afraid to ask. — Heloise
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Dear Heloise: Ever since I began to use a handheld can opener, my really nice can opener cover sat in a drawer. I know many people use distilled water, as have I, for some of the newer individual-serving coffee makers. I got the idea to cover the 1-gallon water
Dear Heloise: To clean my artificial flowers, I grab a paper bag and a handful of salt. The flowers and salt go in the bag, and, after a steady shake, the flowers come out clean. — Millie D. in California
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HHH Slow down during the day. Double-check your plans, and know what it is you want or expect from others. You could be disappointed with a close associate or loved one Take your time working through the issue. Tonight: Nap if you can, then decide.
HHHH One-on-one relating is generally easy for you. You have innate people skills. You have a lot of energy, and you direct it clearly for the main good. Others might not be sure of the best path. Tonight: Out and about, visiting with a Halloweener.
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HHH You might feel pressured by a boss or higher-up. A decision made today could cause you some problems. Look at what is happening but know that much more could be going on behind the scenes. Tonight: Till the wee hours.
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This year, you move into a new direction, but you might hesitate at first. You see the benefits of planning as well as those of taking risks. If single, you meet people with ease; however, finding the right person for the type of bond you desire will take time. If attached, the two of you seem to be able to work through many of your differences. Always respect new and different ideas that come from your sweetie. Use care with a budget that can often go off the rails if you listen to a SAGITTARIUS. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult
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Bolton summoned; first big vote set on impeachment By Lisa Mascaro, Eric Tucker and Mary Clare Jalonick Associated Press
WASHINGTON — House investigators are asking former national security adviser John Bolton to testify in their impeachment inquiry, deepening their reach into the White House as the probe accelerates toward a potential vote to remove the president. Democratic lawmakers want to hear next week from Bolton, the hawkish former adviser who openly sparred over the administration’s approach to Ukraine — in particular, President Donald Trump’s reliance on his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani for a back-channel operation. Bolton once derided Giuliani’s work as a “drug deal” and said he wanted no part of it, according to previous testimony. Bolton’s attorney, Charles Cooper, said Wednesday evening that his client would not appear without a subpoena. The Democrats are also calling John Eisenberg, the lawyer for the NSC who fielded an Army officer’s concerns over Trump’s phone call with the Ukraine president, and Michael Ellis, another security council official, according to a person familiar with the invitation and granted anonymity to discuss it. The rush of possible new witnesses comes as the House prepares to take its
first official vote Thursday on the process ahead. That includes public hearings in a matter of weeks and the possibility of drafting articles of impeachment against the president. The White House has urged officials not to testify in the impeachment proceedings, and it’s not guaranteed that those called will appear for depositions, even if they receive subpoenas as previous witnesses have. Bolton’s former deputy, Charles Kupperman, has filed a lawsuit in federal court asking a judge to resolve the question of whether he can be forced to testify since he was a close and frequent adviser to the president. Any ruling in that case could presumably have an impact on whether Bolton will testify. A status conference in that case was scheduled for Thursday afternoon. Trump and his Republican allies on Capitol Hill say the entire impeachment inquiry is illegitimate and are unpersuaded by the House resolution formally setting out next steps. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the format for the impeachment probe denies Trump the “most basic rights of due process.” Now in its second month, the investigation is focused on Trump’s July phone call with Ukraine when he asked President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to investigate Democrats and a potential 2020 political rival, Joe Biden, as the
White House was withholding military aid Ukraine relies on for its defenses. Democrats contend Trump was proposing a quid-pro-quo arrangement. On Thursday, the investigators are to hear from Tim Morrison, a former top GOP aide on Capitol Hill, who served at Trump’s National Security Council and was among those likely monitoring the president’s call with Ukraine. Late Wednesday, it was disclosed that Morrison was resigning his White House position. He has been a central figure in other testimony about Trump’s dealing with Ukraine. Earlier in the day, the Democratic and Republican House lawmakers heard fresh testimony about the Trump administration’s unusual back channels to Ukraine. Two State Department Ukraine experts offered new accounts of Trump’s reliance on Giuliani rather than career diplomats to engage with the East European ally, a struggling democracy facing aggression from Russia. Foreign Service officer Christopher Anderson testified that Bolton cautioned him that Giuliani “was a key voice with the president on Ukraine” and could complicate U.S. goals for the country. Another Foreign Service officer, Catherine Croft, said that during her time at Trump’s National Security Council, she received
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apartment complex on Main Street where she lived. Browning said Murnane probably had been walking to a 1 p.m. appointment at the SVT Health & Wellness clinic, about a 1-mile walk from her home. She never made her appointment, Browning said. Before police discovered the security camera image, a person who knew Murnane from school had reported seeing Murnane in front of Homer’s Jeans about 5:15 p.m. Oct. 17. Police also received tips that people saw her on East Bayview Avenue the morning of Oct. 17, but security cameras in that area don’t show her there. “There’s nothing to corroborate eyewitness accounts of people who say they saw her in that same time frame,” Browning said. Volunteers did a ground search in dow ntow n Homer the weekend after Murnane went missing, but found nothing. That at least ruled out the possibility that she had been injured or disabled. Police also searched the area by helicopter, with aerial drones and by driving beaches. The weekend after Murnane went missing, search and rescue dog teams from Anchorage tracked Murnane in the downtown area, picking up scents from Main Street to Lee Drive, Svedlund Street, Pioneer Avenue and Kachemak Way. Search dogs got strong scents in the Kachemak Way to Pioneer Avenue area near Cosmic Kitchen, in front of Homer’s Jeans and the Kachemak Bay Campus. Murnane frequently ate at Cosmic Kitchen. “It’s a loop the dogs can’t get off of,” Browning said. How ever, the dogs could no longer follow a scent and acted as if there had been what search dog handlers call a “car pick up.” While police don’t have evidence that Murnane had been picked up in a vehicle, on the basis of that police expanded their search outside the Homer area. If Murnane had been picked up, particularly if she had been forced into a vehicle, witnesses would have been likely to see that.
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Laura Cooper, deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia, returns to the Capitol to review her testimony and documents from an appearance last week in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.
“multiple” phone calls from lobbyist Robert Livingston — a former top Republican lawmaker once in line to become House speaker — telling her the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, should be fired. “It was not clear to me at the time — or now — at whose direction or at whose expense Mr. Livingston was seeking the removal of Ambassador Yovanovitch,” she said in prepared remarks obtained by The Associated Press. Livingston characterized Yovanovitch as an “‘Obama holdover’ and associated with George Soros,” she said, referring to the American
financier who is often the subject of conservative criticism in the U.S. and Europe. Most Democrats are expected to support the formal impeachment investigation resolution Thursday, even if they don’t back impeachment itself, saying they are in favor of opening the process with more formal procedures. Public hearings are expected to begin in midNovember, a matter of weeks. Democrats are eager to hear from some top witnesses who have already provided compelling testimony behind closed doors, including diplomat William Taylor, a top ambassador
in Ukraine, and Alexander Vindman, the Army officer who testified Tuesday that he twice reported to superiors, including Eisenberg, his concerns about Trump’s actions toward Ukraine. Vindman is willing to testify publicly, according to a person familiar with the situation and granted anonymity Wednesday to discuss it. At Trump’s hotel in Washington, during a fundraiser for House Republicans and lengthy dinner afterward with GOP leaders, the president indicated he was prepared for the fight ahead, said those familiar with the private gatherings Tuesday night.
Kenai National Wildlife Refuge in Soldotna, Berg had a place in Funny River — the area on the south bank of the Kenai River. “One thing that struck me about that was there were a lot of empty, seasonably unoccupied cabins,” Berg said. “It would be the perfect place to squirrel away a kidnap victim.”
The family also canvassed the Funny River Road area, Berg said. Police aren’t discounting the tips from psychics, Browning said. “We’re prone to follow up leads in places they’ve suggested, but nothing really concrete has come out of that,” he said. On the theory that her
daughter might have been ab ducte d, Murnane’s mother, Sara Berg, put out an appeal. “Please release her,” she said. “I’m just begging these people to release her.” Reach Michael Armstrong at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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A recent photo of Anesha “Duffy” Murnane, missing since Oct. 17, in Homer.
Pioneer Avenue between Kachemak Way and Heath Street at mid-day sees a lot of traffic, with cars waiting for turns at the intersections. “While we have nothing that says she was abducted, we don’t have anything that says she wasn’t,” Browning said. “This one has me scratching my head.” Murnane didn’t take taxi cabs and generally got around by walking, Browning said. Police still checked with cab drivers and none of them reported picking her up. Police have reviewed security camera footage from businesses in the Pioneer Avenue area, but have found nothing useful either because of camera angles or the fact that some cameras don’t have tapes. Anyone who might have security camera footage is asked to contact police. After getting warrants, Police also have looked at Murnane’s emails, social media accounts, e-commerce accounts and bank records. There had been a “ping” showing use of Murnane’s cell phone at Mile 171 Sterling Highway about 11:30 a.m. Oct. 17. However, cell phone hits like that are accurate within about a 3.5-mile radius. Browning said the last outgoing cell phone call Murnane made was 10 days before she went missing. Police can get hits from Murnane’s cell phone, an iPhone model, if it’s not in airplane mode and if the battery isn’t dead. They haven’t received anything. Police served a warrant on her operating system
records. The FBI has said those records could show use even if the phone was in airplane mode, but that’s a review FBI experts know best how to do, Browning said. The FBI is in the process of examining the operating system records. Murnane had gone to the Pratt Museum the night of Oct. 16 to hear a lecture by her stepfather, Ed Berg. Nobody showed any interest in her or hung around her at that talk, Browning said. “By all accounts she was doing well, doing her normal routine up to the point she walked out of her apartment, and then, just, poof,” Browning said. Berg said the family has been focusing its efforts on spreading the word as widely as possible about their missing daughter and sister. Last Saturday, friends went door-to-door in the Anchor Point area handing out flyers. “I think that in turn has generated a lot of phone calls to the police, people thinking they saw somebody who looked like her,” Berg said. Browning said police have received tips about Murnane from all over Alaska, including Haines, Kenai and Anchorage. “We’ve probably talked to 100, 200 people so far,” Browning said. “So far, nothing. No leads.” Murnane’s family also has consulted several psychics. One psychic said Murnane might be near a town with the word “river” in it. “On the Kenai, that pretty much comes down to Funny River,” Berg said. When he worked at the
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