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UAF seeks to add esports to activities, curriculum FAIRBANKS — The University of Alaska Fairbanks plans to incorporate competitive video gaming, known as esports, into student curriculum and activities. Citing student interest, the school intends to offer a business class next fall related to esports and find a space on campus where students can gather to compete, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported. A class already offered by the School of Management helped organize the university’s esports and gaming summit this year. It drew about 300 people and featured esports industry professionals. School of Management Dean Mark Herrmann said it’s looking at sources of funding outside the university for the gaming space currently being considered in Wood Center. He hopes the space can provide room for esports and for students to engage in other activities such as the game “Dungeons and Dragons.” Bryan Uher, acting dean of the College of Rural and Community Development, recently obtained a $1 million, five-year grant to develop a “content creation” program intended to provide training in a specific field. Uher said younger people he has talked to at rural campuses are interested in classes involving content creation such as working on social media platforms. It’s “a job you can do from your home,” he said, noting that course delivery would allow rural students to stay in their communities while getting the education to build a business.

Landlord nixes spaceport project HILO, Hawaii — A Hawaii landowner has decided not to go forward with a satellite launch facility. Alaska Aerospace Corp. was in talks to potentially build Pacific Spaceport Complex Hawaii on W.H. Shipman land near Keeau on the Big Island. The company operates a similar satellite launch facility in Kodiak, Alaska. The Hawaii See news, Page A2

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House approves impeachment rules By ALAN FRAM and MATTHEW DALY Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Democrats swept a rules package for their impeachment probe of President Donald Trump through a divided House Thursday, as the chamber’s first vote on the investigation highlighted the partisan breach the issue has only deepened. By 232-196, lawmakers approved the procedures they’ll follow as weeks of closed-door interviews with witnesses evolve into public committee hearings and — almost certainly — votes on whether the House should recommend Trump’s removal. All voting Republicans opposed the package. Every voting Democrat but two supported it. Underscoring the pressure Trump has heaped on See rules, Page A16

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif. gavels as the House votes 232-196 to pass resolution on impeachment procedure to move forward into the next phase of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump in the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Voting opens for Soldotna music series grant By Brian Mazurek Peninsula Clarion

Peninsula residents have the opportunity to directly impact the future of Soldotna’s summer music series. The city of Soldotna is in the running for receiving

the Levitt AMP Grant Award for the summer of 2020. The award is a matching grant of $25,000 provided through the Mortimer and Mimi Levitt Foundation that is given to small and mid-sized towns with the purpose of “strengthening the social fabric of America through the power of free,

live music,” according to their website. Fifteen cities will receive the grant, and the recipients are chosen through online public voting. Soldotna is one of 33 cities currently in the running. Starting Friday morning at 10 a.m., anyone can sign up to vote for Soldotna as one of the

winners. To vote for Soldotna, people can go to and click on the banner that says “Sign up to vote.” All that’s needed is a name and a valid email address. Voting runs from Nov. 1 to Nov. 20. Soldotna Chamber of Commerce Events and Programs Director Andy

Connecting through stories True Tales Told Live to host workshop events

Heuiser said that they will know by Dec. 20 if Soldotna is awarded the grant. A link to vote will also be on the Soldotna Chamber website, and Heuiser said that they will be at Kenai Peninsula College next week spreading the word about the grant. See grant, Page A16

Police identify body found in CPH parking lot

By Joey Klecka

By Brian Mazurek

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Telling a good story begins with knowing how to craft the right words together while connecting with an audience. November will be the perfect time to hone the storytelling craft with the True Tales, Told Live storytelling workshop, which will be held every Tuesday in November. True Tales Told Live took shape in 2016 as the brainchild of Soldotna’s Jenny Neyman, Kaitlyn Vadla and Pegge Erkeneff, and has been a staple at Odie’s Deli in Soldotna since then, popping up every few months or so. The events are particularly popular in the winter months when the creative juices really get flowing from being cooped up inside. Neyman said the workshop is being hosted in partnership with Soldotna Community Schools, and will focus on the process of storytelling from draft to performance. She said she hopes that teaming up with Vadla for the four-week

Soldotna Police have identified a man who was found dead in the parking lot of Central Peninsula Hospital. Charles M. Brady, 52, was discovered in the front seat of a pickup truck by hospital security staff while they were patrolling the parking lot Wednesday morning. Soldotna Police and Central Emergency Services responded to the scene at 7:35 a.m and quickly determined that Brady was dead. Lt. Duane Kant with the Soldotna Police Department said Thursday that next of kin have been notified and Brady’s body has been sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Anchorage for autopsy. Kant said that it could be several weeks before the results from the autopsy are sent back to his department. At this time an investigation is ongoing, but Kant said that there were no obvious signs of foul play at the scene of the incident. Security staff told police that the truck had been parked in the parking lot for several days, Kant said.

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Bill Holt tells a fishing tale at Odie’s Deli on Friday, June 2, 2017, in Soldotna. Holt was among the seven storytellers in True Tales Told Live, an occasional storytelling event co-founded by Pegge Erkeneff, Jenny Neyman and Kaitlin Vadla.

workshop will provide the community a solid base to start from. “We’re kind of expecting a range of things,” Neyman said. “On one

level, we started (True Tales) because the three of us believe pretty deeply in the power and See story, Page A2

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Borough to establish habitat protection work group By Victoria Petersen Peninsula Clarion

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly is set to establish a work group to examine regulations regarding anadromous habitat protection within the Kenai River and Cook Inlet watersheds. The Anadromous Streams Habitat Protection

Work Group would assess current permit processes and recommend potential amendments to code regulating habitat protection for anadromous fish, which are fish that migrate from salt water to spawn in fresh water, like salmon. In 1996, the borough assembly established regulation ensuring habitat protection of anadromous fish. In 2013, the assembly enacted

code requiring a staff review of the habitat protections to occur every five years, beginning in 2015. The work group would go through the public process, and review the borough code as it relates to anadromous habitat protection, taking advantage of new information and techniques, the resolution said. The work group may also seek to “correct deficiencies

or difficulties” and recommend whether regulations should be amended. The group will review the code also to make sure it is consistent with the purpose and findings of the new comprehensive plan, which will also be heard at the assembly Nov. 5. Representatives from the clerk’s office, legal department and planning department will support the work

group, along with at least one assembly member, one planning commissioner and five members of the public, who will be appointed by the mayor. The work group shall conclude with a final report by March 23, 2020, unless its time is extended by the assembly. The resolution will be heard at Tuesday’s borough assembly meeting.


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Tribune-Herald reported Thursday that Shipman President Peggy Farias said the landowner ended discussions after determining the project would not be a suitable use of its land. “We’ve said all along that we wanted to make the most responsible decision based on the most accurate information,” Farias said. “We’ve listened to a lot of people, including the feelings of our families and the community, and we decided this wasn’t the right fit.” Farias said the project was terminated recently, and Shipman informed Alaska Aerospace and the remaining stakeholders in the past two weeks. Alaska Aerospace CEO Mark Lester said his company is disappointed but understands Shipman’s perspective. “I think this is a great opportunity for Hawaii. I think it can bring some economic value. I think there can be a balance between the environment and technology. But I also respect and honor what all the other stakeholders have to say in this as well,” Lester said. The spaceport has been

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unpopular in the community. Negative testimony overwhelmed an informational meeting in February, where residents expressed concerns about safety, noise and how the project was authorized. The spaceport would have been on a site not far from the Mauna Loa macadamia nut farm and launched rockets about 24 times a year. It was announced in late 2018 without any communication with the public, said Panaewa.

4,000 people.

ANCHORAGE — An emergency has been declared by officials in an Alaska city involving a lack of air service following a fatal plane crash that led to the suspension of regular flights. The Unalaska City Council also passed a resolution Tuesday that states the city wants to start organizing charter flights and selling seats at the basic cost, the Anchorage Daily News reported. The council approved funding for up to three weeks or until the return of regular

flights. To organize the charter flights, the city would need a waiver of public charter requirements of the U.S. Department of Transportation. The city’s action came after the Oct. 17 crash of a Saab 2000 twin-engine turboprop that overran the runway. A Washington state man died, and 10 others people required medical attention after the crash of the plane operated by Peninsula Airways, which is owned by Ravn Air Group. Alaska Airlines and PenAir temporarily stopped operations for safety reasons. Unalaska, about 800 miles southwest of Anchorage, is located on an island that’s battered by Aleutian weather. Alaska Airlines has canceled trips through Nov. 20 after marketing as many as three daily flights. Several charters are making daily trips between Anchorage and Unalaska. The Ravn company said it would announce the date that service will begin as soon as it is ready to begin the flights and has received Federal Aviation Administration approval. Meanwhile, thousands of fishing industry employees are trying to get out of the community of more than

Vadla hope to provide support for people who wish to improve their storytelling skills, especially those who have never gotten up in front of a live audience before. “We’ve worked with them in the past, but we haven’t done much of a formalized, in-depth workshop approach for people,” Neyman said. “We did a short one once that was one night, and it was just enough time to blast enough information for people, but not enough for folks to take it and try it themselves.” One of the trickier aspects to performing at True Tales Told Live is that storytellers must deliver their stories without note

cards or other cues, which Neyman said is done as a way to better connect with the audience. “We’re going to have some prompts and exercises to get people thinking about things that will be stories,” she said. “We’d like to them to try writing with all of your senses.” With the emergence of events like True Tales Told Live and the upcoming November workshop, Neyman said the art of good storytelling is losing the nature of what makes it compelling. “I think storytelling is integral to being a human being,” she said. “It’s not going to go away, but I think it’s losing appreciation as an art form. It’s

about relating to other people, and we’re losing our ability to listen actively. We have devices beeping at us and information flashing into our brains. “Not only is it a fun way to connect with other people, it’s important to build storytelling skills, whether it be a speech in front of people, at the office or chatting with people at holidays.”

Unalaska declares air-service emergency after fatal crash

Fairbanks odorant release leads to citizen ‘gas leak’ calls FAIRBANKS — An accidental release of smelly chemical caused multiple people to report a gas leak in downtown Fairbanks. The Fairbanks Daily NewsMiner reports the chemical released Wednesday was mercaptan, a non-toxic odorant commonly added to propane and natural gas to give them a fragrance that can be detected. There was no natural gas leak. The owner of C&R Pipe and Steel Inc., Dennis Wilfer, says the chemical was mixed with water inside an unmarked cylinder that had been dropped off at his business for recycling. As workers sorted the metal, mercaptan leaked out, releasing a foul odor that moved north into downtown Fairbanks. City officials say the Fairbanks Fire Department responded to reports of a possible gas leak. The city confirms there was no gas leak or fire hazard.

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importance of story. We’ll touch on that a little, and if people dig that, great, and if you’re coming from the level of storytelling as a great way to bs around the fireplace, then that’s great too.” Neyman comes from a writing background in journalism, where she got her start writing for her high school newspaper. Vadla has honed her creativity as owner of Vibrant Alaska, which she started as a way to help promote her own art as well as the community art scene. Neyman said she and

True Tales, Told Live workshops will be hosted every Tuesday evening in November from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. Registration is $15 for the four-week session on the City of Soldotna website or $5 for a one week drop-in.

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around the peninsula Hazardous waste collection day Central Peninsula Landfill will hold a hazardous waste collection day Saturday, Nov. 9 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Free to households; fees charged to commercial disposers. Contact NRC Alaska 877-3755040 or Kenai Peninsula Borough Solid Waste Dept 907-262-9667. This event is for households and small businesses. All businesses are required to pre-register with NRC Alaska. Only households with more than 55 gallons of waste must pre-register. NRC Alaska manages this event. The Kenai Peninsula Borough Solid Waste Department provides the location.

Kenai/Soldotna Fish and Game Advisory Committee 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 cenpengardenclub@

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 tcowart@ or Bridget Clark at

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.

‘GATHER’ art show 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. .”GATHER” will hang until Dec. 14.

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, 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.

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

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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.

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 awardwinning 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 awardwinning documentary series POV ( Sponsored by Move to Amend and Cook InletKeeper.

True Tales, Told Live storytelling workshop True Tales, Told Live and Soldotna Parks and Rec offer a storytelling workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday nights in November at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. Learn how to craft a story from start to finish in this four-week series. The cost is $15 for the entire workshop or a $5 weekly drop-in fee. Sign up at 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 907-2620453,

Families Anonymous Families Anonymous for parents and families of loved ones with

HOPE peer support group HOPE peer support grief group for parents who have experienced the loss of a child meets in Kenai, the first Saturday of every month, at Dry Bones Coffee, Tea, and Community at 3 p.m. 11595 Kenai Spur Highway. Contact Raelynne at 907-394-2311 or Vickie at 907-252-4407.

NETS (Necessary Education, Technology and Skills) is a free fiveweek workshop to help adults gain skills, explore careers, and find a job! The workshop is every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. from Oct. 8-Nov. 7, in the Learning Center at Kenai Peninsula College. The course, taught by Terri Cowart, will focus on community service, learning about resources, and career/ college awareness. Everybody is invited to attend (ages 18+) For more information, call 262-0327.

Al-Anon support group meetings Al-Anon support group meetings are held at the Central Peninsula Hospital in the Kasilof Room (second floor) of the River Tower building on Monday at 7 p.m., Wednesday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 9 a.m. Park around back by the ER and enter through the River Tower entrance and follow the signs. Contact Tony Oliver at 252-0558 for more information.

PING PONG back again by popular demand! Come one, come all, no age limit, no skill limit. If you have a pulse, you can play! Mondays from 6:15-8:15 p.m. at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. $2 per person. Bring a paddle if you have one, and bring a friend, if you have one! For more information, contact Ron Levy at 252-6931 or Matt Faris at 398-6693.

Hospice grief group Hospice Grief Group eightweek course starts Tuesday, Oct. 1 and runs through Nov. 19. We will begin at 5:30 p.m.. Contact Lee at 262-0453, for information and to sign up (required). Free.

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ReGroup Meeting All interested community members are invited to ReGroup meetings. They are the 3rd Monday each month September through May at the Hope Community Center off Kalifornsky Beach Road near Poppy Lane. For more information call 252-2773.

North Peninsula Recreation Service Area The Nikiski Pool will be offering a Lifeguard Prep Class Nov. 5-21. The class will be offered Tuesday through Thursday from 5-6 p.m. at the Nikiski Pool. Participants must be at least 13 years old and interested in lifeguarding or wanting to work on their water skills. Successful participants will receive a discount on the next Nikiski Pool Lifeguard Class. For more information, contact Nigel at 776-8800. The Nikiski Community Recreation Center offers Daily Gym Activities and Fitness Classes. Fitness classes currently being offered are Yoga, Body Blast, Zumba Strong, Senior Stride and Spin Class. Gym activities include tot time and homeschool gym time, and pickle ball is held twice a week in the evenings. Full Swing Golf is available Monday through Saturday. For more information, please contact Jackie at 776-8800.

Kenai Senior Center The Kenai Senior Center is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday, and are open until 9:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Community meals are served Monday to Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost for lunch is $7 suggested donation for individuals 60 or older, $14 for those under 60. Call 907-2834156 for more information.

Narcan kits available at Kenai Public Health Heroin overdoses are on the rise in Alaska. Narcan is an easy medication you can give to someone who is overdosing. It may save their life. Adults can get free Narcan nasal spray kits at the Kenai Public Health Center at 630 Barnacle Way, Suite A, in Kenai. For additional information call Kenai Public Health at 335-3400.

KPB Solid Waste winter hours KPB Solid Waste facilities will be closed on Sundays for the winter from Oct 6, 2019 through April 26, 2020. For more information contact the KPB Solid Waste Department at 907-262-9667.

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Family separation policy worse than feared


efore the spring of 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection had no system in place to track migrant children who were separated from their families. That was the case even though, it now turns out, the Trump administration, in its first months in office, had already begun wrenching scores of babies, toddlers, tweens and adolescents from their parents to deter illegal border crossings. Then, beginning in April last year, the administration doubled down, systematically breaking apart migrant families upon apprehension at the border — still with no means of tracking and reuniting the families it had sundered. Only now, 16 months after a federal judge ordered migrant families reunified, has the scale of the administration’s cruelty become understood. Most Americans thought the policy detestable. It was far worse than they imagined. Having resisted demands that it compile a definitive listing of the families broken apart by its policies, the administration finally relented this spring when U.S. District Judge Dana M. Sabraw ordered a full accounting. Last week, hours before the deadline set by the judge, the government submitted the numbers to the American Civil Liberties Union, to whose volunteers it has fallen to clean up the mess created by President Trump, former attorney general Jeff Sessions, former homeland security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and others. No, it was not only the 2,814 traumatized children who had been separated and were in custody under the government’s policy of “zero tolerance” for unauthorized border crossers when Judge Sabraw ordered families reunified in June last year. It turns out that an additional 1,556 children had been separated in the preceding 12-month period, beginning in July 2017. Of those, more than 300 were 5 years old or younger. Imagine, if you can, the suffering visited upon those children, including many still in diapers and requiring afternoon naps, by the administration’s cavalier brutality and incompetence — the anguish of little girls and boys removed from their parents for weeks or months because of a president lacking a conscience and a government whose data systems were not suited to the task of reunification. Those wounds won’t heal easily, or ever. Incredibly, having shattered so many families, the administration threw up its hands and declared the task of reuniting them beyond its capabilities. Even now, volunteers working under the coordination of the ACLU are going door to door in Guatemala and Honduras, seeking to ascertain whether families have recovered their children. More than 1,000 additional migrant children have been separated in the past 17 months on the grounds, the government says, that their parents or guardians endangered or abused them, or were unable to care for them, or were criminals, or were not actually their parents. The ACLU maintains that in some cases, those separations are also unjustified, triggered by minor offenses committed by the parents, such as shoplifting or driving without a valid license. It has asked Judge Sabraw to set a narrow standard for separations. In all, the administration has taken at least 5,460 children from their parents. That is a stain on Mr. Trump, on the government he leads and on America. — The Washington Post, Oct. 29

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Alaska voices | Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council

Serving the Kenai Peninsula since 1970 Jeff Hayden Publisher ERIN THOMPSON. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Editor RANDI KEATON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Circulation Director FRANK GOLDTHWAITE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Production Manager



Initiative puts Alaska’s coastal communities, consumers at risk

hirty years ago, the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill forever changed our relationship with Alaska’s oil production and transportation industries. Devastated by the enormity of the spill, the resulting suffering and long-term consequences — many of which we still feel today —A laskans recognized that we had to work together in order to protect ourselves and our communities. Acting as stewards, citizens worked with regulatory agencies, industry, and resource trustee agencies in good faith to develop regulations that recognized and sought to minimize the inherent risks of transporting oil across state waters. Working together, we wrote and passed Alaska’s spill prevention and response regulations which are, today, widely considered the best in the country, if not the world. That well-deserved reputation is now under threat. An effort is underway that could strip away Alaska’s oil spill safeguards, which have proven so successful for so many years. The State of Alaska has opened for review about 40 sections of regulations, and their governing statutes, that cover numerous aspects of spill prevention and response planning for crude oil terminals, tankers, oil and gas exploration and production facilities, and pipelines. In announcing the review, the commissioner of the

Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation stated: “I’ve heard from many Alaskans that contingency plans are unnecessarily burdensome while lacking corresponding environmental benefits.” The goal of the State’s review is simple: to make our regulations less burdensome to industry. The message the State is sending to Alaskans is clear: the long-term health of Alaska’s coastal communities is secondary to the oil industry’s bottom line. This course of action should alarm us all. Weakening or eliminating oil spill prevention and response requirements to ease a perceived “burden” on industry effectively transfers the risks of transporting oil onto the backs of communities, fishermen, subsistence users and citizens who depend on clean coastal waters. A great many people worked hard to establish a level of protection from oil spills, which was nonexistent before March 24, 1989. Clearly, we have to marshal our forces again. To say now, after 30 years, the regulations are suddenly too burdensome is frustrating and warrants a strong response. Halting this initiative requires a concerted effort from all of us. Please join CIRCAC in sending a forceful message that Alaskans are not interested in weakening the well-crafted

oil spill protections put in place since the Exxon Valdez. Alaskans are proud of our reputation as world leaders in oil spill prevention and response. We refuse to revert to the complacency of the past. Call your legislators, talk to your community’s mayors, assembly and council members, your friends and neighbors, and ask them to oppose changes to Alaska’s oil spill oversight laws and regulations. The deadline to comment is January 15, 2020. To submit comments to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, click on http://alaskadec.commentinput. com/?id=fdLgJY2gM About the Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council: After the Exxon Valdez oil spill, Congress enacted the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 that included, among other things, citizen councils for both Cook Inlet and Prince William Sound. Congress found that complacency on the part of industry and regulators played a role in the spill and one way to combat this complacency was to involve the public, those with the most to lose in the event of a large spill, in decisions that impact the safe transportation of oil. The Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council has been carrying out the vision of Congress for nearly 30 years in representing citizens to promote environmentally safe crude oil transportation and production in Cook Inlet.

Letter to the editor | Recall Dunleavy

An open letter to Alaska from Recall Dunleavy


nlike Governor Dunleavy, we speak directly to you. Recall Dunleavy remains a broad, bipartisan, Alaskan-driven movement of people who care too much about our state to watch this governor cause irreversible economic harm and social distress to our home. This Governor lacks a basic understanding of his own constituents and what we care about: respect for separation of powers, responsible planning for economic stability, and competent decision making that makes Alaska a great place to live. His partisan lies and misguided appeals to out of state news outlets only serve as further proof that this recall is critical to getting our state back on track. 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. Contrary to what Dunleavy’s telling Outside media, 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. Soon we will all have the opportunity to sign a second time during the petition phase of this movement. We are counting on Alaskans to stand tall to recall Governor Mike Dunleavy, whose extreme actions have unequivocally demonstrated that he is the wrong man for the job. For Alaska, Joe Usibelli Sr., Co-Chair Arliss Sturgulewski, Co-Chair Vic Fischer, Co-Chair Aaron Welterlen, Steering

Committee Member Barbara Donatelli, Steering Committee Member Bruce Jamieson, Steering Committee Member Derek Reed, Steering Committee Member Jerry Sadler, Steering Committee Member Jim Dodson, Steering Committee Member Jon Cook, Steering Committee Member Joelle Hall, Steering Committee Member Meda DeWitt, APOC Chair, Steering Committee Member Meg Nordale, Steering Committee Member Mike Mason, Steering Committee Member Vince Beltrami, Steering Committee Member

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Katie Hill blames scandal, resignation on ‘double standard’ By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press

WASHINGTON — California freshman congresswoman Katie Hill bid a defiant farewell to the House on Thursday, suggesting a double standard forced her resignation amid a messy divorce, “gutter” politics and nude photos made public. Leaving her apartment, she said, for the first time

since the photos were published in a conservative publication, the scarlet-suited Hill cast her final House vote in favor of the impeachment inquir y against President Donald Trump. In her last floor speech, Hill apologized to supporters, especially young girls and those who are different, for letting them down after toppling a Republican

incumbent and rocketing toward the top of Democratic politics. Then she turned her fury on a system that she said allows Trump and other men accused of misconduct to remain in some of the highest offices in the country. “This is bigger than me. I am leaving now because of a double standard,” Hill, who only days ago sat at the Democratic leadership

table, said from the well of the mostly empty House. “I’m leaving, but we have men who have been credibly accused of intentional acts of sexual violence and remain in boardrooms, on the Supreme Court, in this very body and, worst of all, in the Oval Office.” There was no such complaint against the 32-year-old Hill. But she announced her resignation

Sunday night amid an ethics committee investigation into whether she had engaged in an affair with a male congressional staffer, which she denied and which would have broken House rules. Hill, who identifies as bisexual, acknowledged having a consensual affair with a female aide on her campaign. Meanwhile, a conservative outlet published nude

photos of Hill with another woman, a development she blamed on what she called an abusive husband and ruthless political operatives. Hill added, “I’m leaving because of a misogynistic culture that gleefully consumed my naked pictures (and) capitalized on my sexuality.” She said the photos were taken and posted without her consent.

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Friday, November 1, 2019

Chicago teachers strike ends after 11 days without school By KATHLEEN FOODY and DON BABWIN Associated Press

CHICAGO — Chicago teachers and the nation’s third-largest school district reached a labor contract deal on Thursday, ending a strike that canceled 11 days of classes for more than 300,000 students. Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced that the district had reached a deal with the Chicago Teachers Union after months of unsuccessful negotiations led to the city’s first significant walkout by educators since 2012. The union’s 25,000 members went on strike Oct. 17, holding marches and rallies across the city. Chicago Teachers Union

delegates voted late Wednesday to approve a tentative deal that includes pay raises over five years, but they initially refused to end the strike unless the mayor added school days to cover the lost time. The union said Lightfoot had agreed to make up five days of lost time. The school district said classes will resume Friday. Throughout the strike, Chicago Public Schools kept schools open, promising parents that their kids would have a safe place to go and receive meals. City parks, libraries and community groups also opened their doors to kids whose parents didn’t want to leave them home alone but were uncomfortable using schools being

picketed by educators. Families across the city breathed a sigh of relief as they heard the news. “It is over finally, thank God,” said Dominique Dukes, who has two children, ages 7 and 14. “They did miss out on their education. It was the worst experience ever. Hopefully it doesn’t happen again.” Dukes, 33, said she printed off grade school worksheets at the library to keep her children occupied. Dukes works early mornings at a warehouse and her boyfriend works nights; they took turns watching the children. Teachers said the strike was based on a “social justice” agenda and aimed to increase resources, including nurses and social workers for students, and reduce

class sizes, which teachers say currently exceed 30 or 40 students in some schools. Union leaders said the strike forced the city to negotiate on issues they initially deemed out of bounds, including support for homeless students. Lightfoot said a strike was unnecessary and dubbed the city’s offer of a 16% raise for teachers over a five-year contract and other commitments on educators’ priorities “historic.” The Chicago strike was another test of efforts by teachers’ unions to use contract talks typically focused on salaries and benefits and force sweeping conversations about broader problems that affect schools in large, politically left-leaning cities, including

California endures more wildfires By BRIAN MELLEY and MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ Associated Press

JURUPA VALLEY, Calif. — A stolen car sparked a wildfire in a bone-dry field Thursday as two of Southern California’s quintessential themes — car chases and gusty Santa Ana winds — collided with potentially devastating consequences. The hot car ignited dry grass in a field in the city of Jurupa Valley east of Los Angeles and strong winds that have menaced the region quickly spread the flames, burning homes and forcing residents to flee. The frightening scenario was among the latest to erupt as exceptionally dry conditions and vicious gusts have contributed to destructive fires that forced

tens of thousands of evacuations across the state while other Californians endured dayslong deliberate power outages aimed at preventing electric lines from sparking fires. Several blazes broke out in the heavily populated inland region east of Los Angeles as the strong, seasonal Santa Ana winds continued to gust up to 60 mph were predicted to last until the evening before they fade away. Riverside police were chasing suspected car thieves after midnight when the driver tried to shake them by plowing through fields and lots, Riverside Police Officer Ryan Railsback said. The damaged vehicle pulled to a stop in a field in Jurupa Valley, where the driver and passenger bolted.

The two men, both wanted on outstanding warrants, were caught as heat from the vehicle caused grasses to combust. Authorities plan to charge them with arson. “We put that burden on the crooks,” Railsback said, explaining the criminal charge. “They’re the ones leading this chase.” The blaze spread to 300 acres and destroyed three homes and two outbuildings, the Riverside County Fire Department said. Evacuations were ordered. The fire came as another broke out in neighboring San Bernardino County and the day after several other blazes forced evacuations in the region, including one that circled the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley and another in Jurupa Valley that forced

the evacuation of two mobile home parks and a psychiatric nursing care facility. Elderly patients wearing breathing masks and wrapped in blankets were taken out of the Riverside Heights Healthcare Center in wheelchairs and gurneys as smoke swirled overhead. The blaze grew to 200 acres in size before it was stopped. “There was one moment when I could see nothing but dark smoke and I was like, ‘We’re going to die,’” said Qiana McCracken, assistant director of nursing. California has been under a fire siege for several weeks as strong, dry winds out of the desert have fanned flames at both ends of the state and prompted widespread power outages to prevent electric lines from sparking infernos.

affordable housing, added protections for immigrants and the size of classes. The agreement approved on Wednesday was not immediately released but Sharkey said some of teachers’ wins could “transform” schools in the district. The full union membership still must hold a final vote on the agreement. Broad outlines include a 16% raise for teachers during the five-year contract, a new committee to investigate and enforce classroom sizes that surpass limits in the agreement and funding to add social workers and nurses to the city’s schools. Lightfoot said at the start of the strike that she would not restore any lost days and stuck to that position late Wednesday in response to the union’s

demands. Lightfoot and Sharkey met privately at City Hall on Thursday as teachers protested outside in the snow. The mayor eventually emerged from her office and announced the strike would end. Sharkey, who did not stand by the mayor’s side to announce the strike’s end, told reporters that union members “don’t need to see me smiling with the mayor.” “What they need to see is that we have a tentative agreement and we now have a return to work agreement,” he said. “I’m glad that people get to return to work. Frankly, it’s been hard on teachers to be out this long and it’s been hard on parents to be out this long. It’s been hard on our students.”


Keystone oil pipeline leaks 383,000 gallons in North Dakota BISMARCK, N.D. — TC Energy’s Keystone pipeline has leaked an estimated 383,000 gallons of oil in northeastern North Dakota, marking the second significant spill in two years along the line that carries Canadian tar sands oil through seven states, regulators said Thursday. Crews on Tuesday shut down the pipeline after the leak was discovered, said Karl Rockeman, North Dakota’s water quality division director. It remained closed Thursday. The Calgary, Alberta-based company formerly known as TransCanada said in a statement that the leak affected about 22,500 square feet of land near Edinburg, in Walsh County. The company and regulators said the cause was being investigated. “Our emergency response team contained the impacted area and oil has not migrated beyond the immediately affected area,” the company said in a statement. TC Energy said the area affected by the spill is less than the size of a football field and that the amount of oil released — 9,120 barrels — would approximately half fill an Olympicsized swimming pool. North Dakota regulators were notified late Tuesday of the leak. Rockeman said some wetlands were affected, but not any sources of drinking water. — Associated Press


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US role in Syria grows more complex with Trump claim to oil By ROBERT BURNS and LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press

WASHINGTON — By claiming a right to Syria’s oil, President Donald Trump has added more complexity — as well as additional U.S. forces and time — to an American military mission he has twice declared he was ending so the troops could come home. Extending the mission to secure eastern Syria’s oilfields happens to fit neatly with the Pentagon’s view — supported by some Trump allies in Congress — that a full withdrawal now could hasten a revival of the Islamic State group, even after the extremists lost their leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in a U.S. raid. The military acknowledged on Thursday that an Army unit with armored vehicles, including Bradley infantry carriers, is now operating in the Deir el-Zour oil region. It did not say how many soldiers are being added there, but officials have said the eventual force there likely will be about 500, including roughly 200 who had been there even before Trump was persuaded to revise his plan for a neartotal withdrawal, which he announced on Oct. 14. Trump has offered varying

descriptions of the military’s role in eastern Syria. On Oct. 25 he said, “We’ve secured the oil, and, therefore, a small number of U.S. troops will remain in the area where they have the oil.” Three days later, he went further, declaring the oil to be America’s. “We’re keeping the oil — remember that,” he said in Chicago. “I’ve always said that: ‘Keep the oil.’ We want to keep the oil. Forty-five million dollars a month? Keep the oil.” White House officials since then have declined to explain what Trump meant by “we’re keeping the oil” or his estimate of its value. Pentagon officials have said privately they’ve been given no order to take ownership of any element of Syria’s oil resources, including the wells and stored crude. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Thursday he interprets Trump’s remarks about keeping Syria’s oil as meaning that the extremists must be denied access to it. Syria has been mired in civil war since 2011. Since that time, its oil production has shrunk from a peak of about 400,000 barrels a day to an estimated 80,000 barrels, said Jim Krane, an energy expert at Rice University. Russia has expressed

outrage at Trump’s claim to the oil, calling it “state banditry.” Foreign Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said grabbing the oil belies U.S. claims to be fighting terrorism and “lies far from the ideals that Washington has proclaimed.” For years the U.S. has said its military interventions abroad are meant to enhanced peace and security, not to take any nation’s territory or resources. Stephen Vladeck, a national security law professor at the University of Texas at Austin, said there is no solid legal argument the Trump administration can make for claiming Syria’s oil. Beyond the legal question, analysts say the mission is fraught with danger. “This is a sensitive gunpowder barrel of a mission,” said Loren DeJonge Schulman, deputy director of studies at the Center for a New American Security who was a senior Pentagon and White House official under President Barack Obama. “U.S. forces are being sent with only the shakiest possible legal authorization, knowing their commanderin-chief may change his mind as he has multiple times in the past,” she said, adding that an oil grab is what many

in the Middle East have long suspected is the purpose of U.S. wars. Trump also has said he wants a U.S. oil company to enter eastern Syria to invest in restoring oil production. Private experts, however, say that is problematic. “The modest size of the resource, risk of conflict, and legal obstacles to investment from U.S. sanctions make it unlikely that a U.S. oil major would find it commercially attractive to invest in the Syrian oil sector,” said Jason Bordoff, director of an energy policy center at Columbia University. “Syria could be a bigger energy supplier than today, but years of mismanagement have left the fields in disarray, so it would require a lot of political stability and investment to bring them back to where they were,” said Michael Webber, a professor of energy resources at the University of Texas at Austin. Esper has said that securing the Deir el-Zour oilfields is a legitimate move to block a major source of income for the Islamic State and to provide funds for the Syrian Kurds who are still fighting IS. A few years ago, the extremists were exploiting the oil to finance its so-called caliphate, carved out of large

swaths of Syria and Iraq with an army now all but extinguished. In 2015-16 the U.S. military carried out an air campaign — dubbed Operation Tidal Wave II, after a World War II operation against oil facilities in Romania — that destroyed tanker trucks used by the extremists to transport oil for black market sales and damaged many oil facilities. “We weren’t going after the militants at all, we were going after the money, and by blowing them up we actually weakened them significantly,” said Katherine Zimmerman, a counterterrorism expert at the American Enterprise Institute. “Denying them access to resources like the oil is a way that we’re going to need to fight them,” she added. Since then, U.S.-supported Syrian Kurdish forces have controlled the oil, supported by a small contingent of U.S. troops. A quiet arrangement has existed between the Kurds and the Syrian government, whereby Damascus buys the surplus through middlemen in a smuggling operation that has continued despite political differences. The Kurdish-led administration sells crude oil to private refiners, who use primitive homemade

refineries to process fuel and diesel and sell it back to the administration. The oil was expected to be a bargaining chip for the Kurds to negotiate a deal with the Syrian government, which unsuccessfully tried to reach the oil fields to retake them from IS. Esper told reporters the mission in Deir el-Zour includes blocking potential Russian and Syrian army efforts to probe that region, east of the Euphrates River, and challenge the American presence. A few days earlier, U.S. officials had contacted Russian authorities to question a massing of Syrian and Russian forces on the opposite side of the Euphrates — a buildup that suggested a potential confrontation. In February 2018 a group of several hundred Russian mercenaries fired artillery near U.S. forces in the oil region, and the Americans responded by killing many of them. Trump himself has acknowledged the potential for a fight over the oil. “We’re leaving soldiers to secure the oil,” he said Sunday. “And we may have to fight for the oil. It’s okay. Maybe somebody else wants the oil, in which case they have a hell of a fight.”

Mexico marks Day of Dead on 500th anniversary of Conquest By MARK STEVENSON Associated Press

MEXICO CITY — Mexico is marking its Day of the Dead amid the 500th anniversary of the Spanish Conquest, and true to the holiday’s roots, it has become an opportunity for reflection and reconciliation, not revenge. Often misinterpreted as Mexico’s equivalent of

Halloween, the two-day Nov. 1-2 Day of the Dead is a celebration to welcome and commune with the dead, not fear their return or revive old hatreds. This year it comes very close to 500 years after a bloody date: the Oct. 18, 1519 massacre of thousands of indigenous people at the ceremonial center of Cholula, just east of Mexico City.

Today in History Today is Friday, Nov. 1, the 305th day of 2019. There are 60 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 1, 1936, in a speech in Milan, Italy, Benito Mussolini described the alliance between his country and Nazi Germany as an “axis” running between Rome and Berlin. On this date: In 1604, William Shakespeare’s tragedy “Othello” was first presented at Whitehall Palace in London. In 1765, the Stamp Act, passed by the British Parliament, went into effect, prompting stiff resistance from American colonists. In 1861, during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln named Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan General-in-Chief of the Union armies, succeeding Lt. Gen. Winfield Scott. In 1945, Ebony, a magazine geared toward black readers, was first published. In 1950, two Puerto Rican nationalists tried to force their way into Blair House in Washington, D.C., in a failed attempt to assassinate President Harry S. Truman. (One of the pair was killed, along with a White House police officer.) In 1952, the United States exploded the first hydrogen bomb, codenamed “Ivy Mike,” at Enewetak (en-ih-WEE’-tahk) Atoll in the Marshall Islands. In 1968, the Motion Picture Association of America unveiled its new voluntary film rating system: G for general, M for mature (later changed to GP, then PG), R for restricted and X (later changed to NC-17) for adults only. In 1973, following the “Saturday Night Massacre,” Acting Attorney General Robert H. Bork appointed Leon Jaworski to be the new Watergate special prosecutor, succeeding Archibald Cox. In 1989, East Germany reopened its border with Czechoslovakia, prompting tens of thousands of refugees to flee to the West. In 1991, Clarence Thomas took his place as the newest justice on the Supreme Court. In 1995, Bosnia peace talks opened in Dayton, Ohio, with the leaders of Bosnia, Serbia and Croatia present. In 2003, Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean stirred controversy within his party by telling the Des Moines (duh-MOYN’) Register he wanted to be “the candidate for guys with Confederate flags in their pickup trucks.” (The former Vermont governor explained that he intended to encourage the return of Southern voters who had abandoned the Democrats for decades but were disaffected with the Republicans.) Ten years ago: Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s challenger, former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah, withdrew from an upcoming runoff election, effectively handing Karzai a victory. Lender CIT Group filed one of the biggest Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings in U.S. corporate history. (CIT Group emerged from bankruptcy protection the following month.) Meb Keflezighi (keh-FLEZ’-gee) became the first U.S. man in 27 years to win the New York City Marathon, in a time of 2:09:15; Ethiopian runner Derartu Tulu won the women’s title in 2:28:52. Five years ago: The national average price of gasoline fell to $2.995, according to AAA, marking the first time in four years that gas was cheaper than $3 a gallon. The United Nations’ expert panel on climate science, meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark, finished a report on global warming that the agency said offered “conclusive evidence” that humans were altering Earth’s climate system. Bayern won the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic by a nose, surviving a stewards’ inquiry prompted by multiple horses bumping near the start. One year ago: Robert Bowers pleaded not guilty to federal charges in the shooting that left 11 people dead at a Pittsburgh synagogue; funerals for the victims of the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in American history continued for a third day. Edmund Zagorski became the first man executed in Tennessee’s electric chair since 2007; his last words were “Let’s rock,” before he was executed for shooting two men and slitting their throats during a drug deal. Thousands of Google employees around the world briefly walked off the job to protest what they said was the company’s mishandling of sexual misconduct allegations against executives. Today’s Birthdays: World Golf Hall of Famer Gary Player is 84. Country singer Bill Anderson is 82. Actress Barbara Bosson is 80. Actor Robert Foxworth is 78. Magazine publisher Larry Flynt is 77. Country singer-humorist Kinky Friedman is 75. Actress Jeannie Berlin is 70. Music producer David Foster is 70. Actress Belita Moreno is 70. Rhythmand-blues musician Ronald Khalis Bell (Kool and the Gang) is 68. Country singer-songwriter-producer Keith Stegall is 65. Country singer Lyle Lovett is 62. Actress Rachel Ticotin is 61. Rock musician Eddie MacDonald (Smalltown Glory, The Alarm) is 60. Apple CEO Tim Cook is 59. Actress Helene Udy is 58. Pop singer-musician Mags Furuholmen (a-ha) 57. Rock singer Anthony Kiedis (Red Hot Chili Peppers) is 57. Rock musician Rick Allen (Def Leppard) is 56. Country singer “Big Kenny” Alphin (Big and Rich) is 56. Singer Sophie B. Hawkins is 55. Rapper Willie D (Geto Boys) is 53. Country musician Dale Wallace (Emerson Drive) is 50. Actress Toni Collette is 47. Rock musician Andrew Gonzales is 47. Actresstalk show host Jenny McCarthy is 47. Actor David Berman is 46. Actress Aishwarya Rai (ash-WAHR’-ee-ah reye) is 46. Rock singer Bo Bice is 44. Actor Matt Jones is 38. Actress Natalia Tena is 35. Actor Penn Badgley is 33. Actor Max Burkholder is 22. Actor-musician Alex Wolff is 22. Thought for Today: “People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them.” -- Eric Hoffer, American author and philosopher (1902-1983).

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People watch a Day of the Dead parade in Mexico City, Sunday. The parade on Sunday marks the fourth consecutive year that the city has borrowed props from the opening scene of the James Bond film, “Spectre,” in which Daniel Craig’s title character dons a skull mask as he makes his way through a crowd of revelers.

The Cholula killings were perhaps the first large-scale indigenous massacre, the beginning of a series of mass killings in the Americas that would continue up to the early 1900s and result in the near-extermination of indigenous peoples. While Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has asked Spain for an apology for the whole of the 1519-1521 Conquest — when

Hernán Cortés defeated the Aztec empire — Mexicans are taking the opportunity to remember, re-interpret and learn lessons from the date. This year, indigenous dancers burned incense and performed ceremonial dances on the spot where the Cholula massacre is believed to have occurred, and left offerings to the estimated 3,000 victims. At a Day of the Dead parade

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in Mexico City, dancer Madai Selbor dressed in a feather headdress and skull paint as La Malinche, the indigenous translator and lover of Cortés who has long been viewed as a traitor in Mexico. Now, La Malinche is getting a new, deeper and more nuanced treatment in movies and TV shows coming out this year. “She is a figure who has been very censured in history, but when you look at her story after the passage of the years, she is truly an icon,” said Selbor. “There are people who see her as an icon of feminism, but I see her more as an icon of negotiation and alliances.” But Cholula historian Refugio Gallegos noted that La Malinche, and other indigenous people who helped Cortés, played key roles in the Cholula massacre, which occurred just weeks before the Spaniards marched into present-day Mexico City. The Spaniards would be welcomed by Aztec Emperor Moctezuma, then kicked out of Mexico City and wouldn’t return to complete the conquest until 1521. But Cortés and his 400 Spaniards would have lost if it were not for the thousands of allied Tlaxcalan warriors who joined the Spaniards in order to throw off the yoke of the Aztec empire. “One of the advantages of the joint armed formed by Indians and Spaniards was to revive old quarrels and take advantage of the resentments

that several groups had against the Aztecs,” who demanded tribute payments from vassals, wrote Gallegos. At the center of all this was La Malinche, who served as Cortés’ translator. While the residents of Cholula initially welcomed the Spaniards, they feared a trap; La Malinche heard of supposed plans to ambush the Spaniards, and warned Cortés. “La Malinche’s role was crucial,” said Gallegos. What Cortés did was simply order his men to massacre everybody they could find in Cholula. In Cortés’ own words: “we hit them so hard that in two hours, more than 3,000 men died.” By his own account, Cortés was helped in this task by about 4,000 Tlaxcalans, an indigenous group who inhabited what is now the Mexican state of Tlaxcala. For centuries, that “betrayal” led to sayings like “it’s all the fault of the Tlaxcalans.” But according to Gallegos, this year’s ceremonies marking the 500th anniversary involved all of the towns along Cortés’ route to Mexico City — Cholulans, Tlaxcalans and others — coming together and forgetting past grievances. “The event is about brotherhood, of towns working together,” said Gallegos. “We know that in the pre-Hispanic era that didn’t happen, there were differences, but today there is a new attitude. There is no more talk about traitors.”

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Minister’s message | Dr. Roger Holl

Providing your grandchild with Christ’s spiritual legacy


he U.S. Census says that the average age of a first-time grandparent in the United States is 47. Grandparenting is not just for senior citizens. Some grandparents are more involved in helping grandchildren than others. Now we see more and more grandparents raising their own grandchildren. There are many obstacles to grandparents having a close relationship with their grandchildren. Today, many parents move long distances to other states for job opportunities. Some grandparents believe that they have earned their retirement and

are not responsible for their children’s children. Sometimes, the parent or their spouse does not want any “Christian influence” in their children’s lives. Less than 25% of grandparents share the gospel with their grandchildren. There is confusion in America about the role of grandparents. Grandparents don’t want to “meddle” in the affairs of their children. They are hesitant to share their faith in this age of tolerance. So many grandparents think their role with grandchildren is to spoil them, fill them up with sugar and send them home.

Parents are the most influential people in children’s lives, but grandparents are second. One thing we know is that grandparents are uniquely positioned to have a great influence on the lives of their grandchildren, even more so than teachers or even the church. Grandparents are rich in experience and can support mothers and dads in practical ways. Grandma and grandpa can also be a guiding light to grandchildren of all ages to teach moral values and spiritual values. Distance may mean that grandparents may need to initiate Facetime phone

calls, Skype or special trips to spend quality time and share experiences with grandkids. At our church we are teaching a series on grandparenting, and we are sharing that most of us were highly influenced by a grandparent. What do our grandchildren actually see in our lives when they spend time with us? Is it worldly culture or Godly values? Are we going to be an encouraging, supportive, a loving friend? Is that enough? The Bible has a great deal to say about the role of grandparents. God wants us to disciple our

grandchildren and pass on our spiritual legacy to them. Deuteronomy 4:9 commands us to have Godly values, “but make them known to your sons and your grandsons.” All this is very personal to me. My latest grandchild is a little girl that is just over a month old right now. As I look at her, I ponder her future. What will her values be? Will she know the love of God? Will she have the peace, confidence, contentment and higher purpose of Christ? Both parents and grandparents are in an awesome, pivotal role to influence a

child for the good through relational love and Christian teaching and living. We need to be sure our grandchildren receive a spiritual legacy of hope and love in Christ. That will impact every area of their life for the rest of their life and for all eternity.

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

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

Dr. Roger Holl is the pastor of Sterling Grace Community Church. On Wednesdays at 6 p.m. a series is being taught on “Equipping Grandparents.” Sunday worship is at 10:30 a.m. Both groups meet at the Sterling Senior Citizens Center. All ages are welcome.

church briefs Annual Christmas bazaar

Kasilof Community Church food pantry

KP Young Adult Ministry meetings

The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League Annual Christmas Bazaar featuring baked goods and handcrafted items will be on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 10-4 p.m. at Star of the North Lutheran Church, 216 N. Forest Drive, Kenai. All proceeds will benefit local, national or international mission projects. Items featured include cinnamon rolls, pies, aprons and many other handcrafted items. For more information please call 283-4153.

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

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

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

Awana Kids Club

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

Equipping Grandparents Sterling Grace Community Church is presenting “Equipping Grandparents,” a series on how to be a more involved as a grandparent. The series teaches how to know your grandchild better, how to influence the lives of your grandchildren, how to speak Christ into their lives, and how to leave your spiritual legacy to them. We will also discussing obstacles to relationships with grandchildren. Parents can also benefit

from this series. The series is held Wednesday evenings at the Sterling Senior Citizen Center at 6 p.m. Call Dr. Roger Holl at 862-0336 for more information.

Soldotna Food Pantry open weekly The Soldotna Food Pantry is open every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for residents in the community who are experiencing food shortages. The Food Pantry is located at the Soldotna United Methodist Church at 158 South Binkley Street, and all are welcome. Non-perishable food items or monetary donations may be dropped off at the church on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or on Sunday from 9 a.m. until noon. For more information call 262-4657.

United Methodist Church food pantry The Kenai United

Our Lady of Perpetual Help sets place at table A Place at the Table, a new outreach ministry of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Soldotna continues to offer a hot meal and fellowship and blood pressure checks to anyone interested. The meal is the second, third and fourth Sunday of each month, from 4-6 p.m. at Fireweed Hall, located on campus at 222 West Redoubt Ave., Soldotna. The Abundant Life Assembly of God church,

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

Religious Services Assembly of God

Church of Christ

Church of Christ

Church of Christ

Soldotna Church Of Christ

Mile 1/4 Funny River Road, Soldotna

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

Peninsula Christian Center

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

The Charis Fellowship Sterling Grace Community Church

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

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

Kenai Fellowship Mile 8.5 Kenai Spur Hwy.

Church 283-7682

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


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


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

Funny River Community Lutheran Church

North Star United Methodist Church

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

St. Francis By The Sea

110 S. Spruce St. at Spur Hwy. - Kenai • 283-6040 Sunday Services Worship Service.........11:00 a.m. Eucharistic Services on the 1st & 4th Sundays


Christ Lutheran Church (ELCA)

Mile ¼ Kenai Spur Box 568, Soldotna, AK 99669 262-4757 Pastor Meredith Harber Worship ............11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Holy Communion 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month

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

Non Denominational

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

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

300 W. Marydale • Soldotna 262-4865 John Rysdyk - Pastor/Teacher Sunday: Morning Worship ................9:30 a.m. Sunday School....................11:00 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship ..6:00 p.m.

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

You Are Invited! Wheelchair Accessible


Our Lady of Perpetual Help


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

Nikiski Church Of Christ

Catholic 222 W. Redoubt, Soldotna Rev. Patrick Brosamer 262-4749 Daily Mass Tues.-Fri. .................... 12:05 p.m. Saturday Mass ........... 4:30 p.m. Reconciliation Saturday................3:45 - 4:15 p.m. Sunday Mass .............. 9:30 a.m.

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


Southern Baptist Non Denominational Kalifonsky Christian Center

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

Kenai Bible Church

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

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

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

College Heights Baptist Church

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

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

First Baptist Church of Kenai

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

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Region swim meet comes to Kenai By Joey Klecka Peninsula Clarion

The top of the Northern Lights Conference swimming and diving scene received a shakeup last fall when the Palmer girls raced to the team title for the first time in 29 years. That accomplishment knocked out a string of 11 straight girls NLC crowns won by Kodiak and Soldotna, and now that that’s been done, who’s to say that the same can’t be done on the boys side? The Kodiak Bears have racked up 10 straight boys team championships, but change could be in the air. Two weeks ago, Colony swept the team titles at the Palmer Invitational, which was a de facto

preview for the NLC championship meet this weekend, which runs Friday and Saturday at Kenai Central High School. Each region champion across the state of Alaska qualified for the big dance, while the next 12 fastest times in the state also make the cut, putting an emphasis on swimming fast, even if an individual victory is out of the cards. At the Palmer Invite, the defending girls region champions Palmer finished a distant third to Colony, while the Kodiak girls took second. The Homer girls hung with the region’s top teams last year en route to a third-place team finish, and then brought back the bulk of the point scorers this season. While Homer didn’t race at the

recent Palmer Invite, Mariners head coach Caleb Miller said that was by design. “We’ve been very strategic in planning our season,” Miller said. “We’ve gone to the meets we want to go to, and we have lot of depth this year with potential scorers to put us in position to do very well. I think we’ve seeded a very good meet.” Miller carries a lot of optimism into the region meet because of the versatility of the Homer girls team. “Colony’s significantly larger than our program, but having just two events per swimmer puts us in good position,” Miller explained. “It plays into our hands for a smaller program, because only the top six can score points.”

The Soldotna girls also enter this weekend with an eye on the team title. SoHi last won the NLC team title in 2016, when the Stars went back-to-back. Since then, SoHi has consecutive runner-up finishes in the girls team race. At the Palmer Invite, the Stars finished fourth with less than half the points of Colony, making for an uncertain weekend ahead for the Stars. The 2019 campaign has seen the growth of SoHi’s top point scorers, namely senior Katie Creglow in 100-yard breaststroke and 100-yard butterfly, where she finished top five in both events at Palmer, as well as sophomore Madison See swim, Page A9

Kardinals netters top Soldotna By Joey Klecka Peninsula Clarion

Spooky things happen on Halloween night. Just ask the Soldotna volleyball team. The Class 4A Stars endured a house of horrors Thursday night at Kenai Central High School as the Kardinals walked off with a thrilling 3-2 nonconference victory on senior night. Kenai took the first two games but watched as SoHi fought back to force a winner-take-all Game 5, and the Kards ultimately prevailed with scores of 25-20, 25-15, 23-25, 18-25 and 15-12. Competing in its second season as a 3A school, Kenai has developed an experienced class of juniors and seniors that have molded the Kardinals into a competitive program after several seasons of struggle. While Thursday’s game wasn’t a conference contest, there were still bragging rights for the players on the floor. “For me, since freshman year, we’ve always just kind of lost to them,” said senior outside hitter Savannah See NET, Page A9

The Kenai Central volleyball team celebrates in a dogpile on the floor Thursday after defeating Soldotna at Kenai Central High School in Kenai. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

49ers topple Cardinals, stay perfect GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — San Francisco’s game-manager turned into quite the game-changer in an impressive performance. Jimmy Garoppolo threw for 317 yards and four touchdowns on a night his team’s vaunted defense wasn’t at its best, and the San Francisco 49ers reached the halfway point of their season undefeated, beating the Arizona Cardinals 28-25 on Thursday. For a quarterback who often gets the backhanded compliment of being a good game-manager, Garoppolo’s stellar performance provided some proof that the 27-year-old might be a little better than people think.

His teammates already knew. “Yeah, he’s pretty good,” San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle said. “I don’t know why people don’t think he is. He makes some pretty gutsy throws out there, doesn’t he? Goodness gracious.” San Francisco (8-0) fell behind 7-0 but responded with three touchdowns — one as time expired in the second quarter after Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury called a timeout and gave the 49ers a second chance on fourth down — to take a 21-7 halftime lead. The 49ers were in control until about five minutes left in the fourth quarter, when Andy Isabella caught a short pass and sprinted for an

88-yard touchdown to help the Cardinals pull to 28-25. But the 49ers were able to run out the clock on their ensuing offensive drive to end Arizona’s comeback. Garoppolo had two crucial third-down completions to keep the final drive alive, including one to Emmanuel Sanders who caught seven passes for 112 yards and a touchdown. Garoppolo completed 28 of 37 throws including touchdowns of 30, 7, 1 and 21 yards. “Our team has done a good job of winning in different ways this year,” Garoppolo said. “Whether it’s offense, special teams, defense or mixing and matching all of

them. That’s how you create a good football team. You’re not relying on one part and everyone’s playing tomorrow. Complimentary football. “That’s where we’re at right now.” Even in victory and at 8-0, Niners cornerback Richard Sherman was downright grumpy when asked about the defense. Arizona had 357 total yards. “It’s not about the results. The results are going to be what they are,” Sherman said. “Thank goodness our offense executed. But it’s about the process, it’s executing the way you’re supposed to. It’s about doing your job repeatedly, like with robotic consistency.”

Kat Sorensen Tangled Up in Blue

Tangled Up in Runner’s Blues


’m always looking for the right answer, the right way to do things. I manipulate my Google searches over and over, to find the hidden website that will give me the exact information I need to insure me that everything is going to be OK if I just do it this exact way. Sometimes my searches glean better results than others. I’ve found more success with “how to change a car alternator” or “what is the best health care option” than “how to tell someone you love them” or “do I have a cold or is this cancer?” My most recent search was “how to find your own Google searches.” See how well that one turned out? After searching online for months for the perfect training plan, I ran my first marathon at the end of September. I felt a big sigh of relief afterward, all those half-ignored, half-followed training plans kind of worked and I had done something I never even thought was possible for me. I went from dreading a milelong run on a track in high school to running 26.2 along roads, trails and up mountains in Fairbanks. I accomplished the goal, checking a marathon off of my constantly shifting life to-do list, and it made me proud and happy. So it was a big surprise two weeks later when I found myself searching “why don’t I want to run anymore” and “depression post marathon.” And, as with most things on the internet, it turns out I wasn’t alone. I found some relevant articles from under the covers of my bed at 4 p.m. on a perfectly sunny Sunday afternoon I would usually have spent running. “Depression Signs — PostMarathon Blues.” “Why you feel down after running a marathon.” “Post-Race Depression.” Runner’s World does a good job of explaining it. “Indeed, thousands of runners feel this post-race depression each year. And for good reason. It’s really tough to suddenly shift from a four- to six-month training plan back to the routine of everyday life without something big to look forward to or drive you. The higher your emotions soar on the day of achievement, the lower you tend to feel afterward.” So now, I know what’s going on but there was no result that told me, “Kat this is exactly what you need to do to get out of your funk.” Looking at the litany of Google searches I’ve done over the past month shows that I’m not searching for an answer, I’m searching for confirmation of what I already See BLUE, Page A10

Healthy peatlands store carbon, help salmon, contain wildfires


fter this last summer’s lightning, fires and long drought, it should be obvious that our local climate is becoming warmer and drier than longtime residents may remember. Since the last big drought in 1968, which led to the 1969 Swanson River Fire, available water on the western Kenai Peninsula has declined 62 percent! Water temperatures in Anchor, Funny and Ninilchik rivers, and in Beaver, Crooked, Slikok and Soldotna creeks, reached or exceeded the values forecasted by Sue Mauger, with the Cook Inletkeeper, for 2069 — 50 years into the future. It hit 80

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degrees on the Deshka River in the Matanuska-Susitna valleys! Climate change is alive and well. These are all nonglacial streams, meaning that they don’t receive the refrigerating benefits of glacial input. The largest nonglacial stream on the peninsula is the Anchor River, which presumably receives its waters from precipitation, groundwater and the surrounding peatlands. A 2015 article authored by Mike Gracz of the Kenai Watershed Forum showed

what the relative contribution of those sources might be. Using two methods, Gracz and his colleagues found that 55 percent of dry season flow in Limpopo Creek, an Anchor River tributary, originated from adjacent peatlands. Peat stores water well and so buffers against dry seasons and drought. But nonglacial streams are experiencing multiple stressors. Hotter summers warm these streams, while spruce bark beetles, green alder sawflies (an exotic species) and wildfire consume the riparian vegetation that shades their waters. See refuge, Page A10

Graduate student Sue Ives used this portable acrylic chamber with an infrared gas analyzer to measure carbon flow in a peatland on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. (Photo provided by the refuge)

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Wilson. “But it means so much to me that we could win on a special day like this, on senior night. It’s the last home game, and I’m really glad it ended like this.” Wilson had nine kills while junior Bethany Morris led the offense with 15 kills for Kenai. The combination of Wilson, Morris and junior Abby Every gave the SoHi defense fits as both squads entertained the crowd with long rally points. “We knew our potential and what we could do,” Every said. “We stuck with it and we had some wise words from our coach. … Going into a region tournament after doing this, just gives us so much confidence.” The win boosted Kenai’s overall record to 10-3 overall this year, while SoHi dropped to 12-3 overall. SoHi beat Kenai 3-1 at home on Oct. 18, but Thursday was a different story. “You have to take your hat off to Kenai, they played an amazing game today,” said SoHi head coach Luke Baumer. “We haven’t seen Kenai like that all season long. Ever.” Kenai head coach Tracie Beck pointed to the DimondService tournament last weekend as a big test for Kenai’s patience on the court, saying that she wanted to see Kenai work on a more consistent style of play that rewards experience. Kenai ended up winning the bronze championship

bracket at the DimondService tourney. “They stayed calm, cool and collected, even-keeled through that tournament,” Beck said. “That’s what they did, they weren’t up and down, they were very consistent. We didn’t have good and bad games, it was just level. That’s been our goal from there on out.” Since then, Kenai went on the road Tuesday night and swept Homer in three games to nab a crucial Southcentral Conference win. “That was a big confidence boost and it just helped collect everything together and play as one,” Wilson said. Baumer said the Stars struggled to find a balance against Kenai particularly after losing senior opposite hitter Kylie Ness for the season. Ness has been out of the lineup since Oct. 19 to injury, and Baumer said another issue has kept her off the roster. With Ness missing, the Kardinals had one less playmaker to worry about. Beck said a major key to slowing Soldotna’s offense was limiting senior libero Holleigh Jaime. “We want to keep (the ball) away from her,” Beck said. “Especially when we’re serving.” The Kards stayed with the Stars through the first set and were able to pull it out on an outside hit point by Wilson. Three straight serve points by Kaylee Lauritsen fueled Kenai to a fast start in the second set, and Kenai led by as much as 13-6 before SoHi began to claw back the lead.

Flames defeat Predators By The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Matthew Tkachuk tied the game in the final minute of regulation and scored the winning goal with just over a second left in overtime on a nifty shot between his legs, leading the Calgary Flames to a 6-5 win over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night. Calgary rallied from a three-goal deficit and ended Nashville’s fourgame winning streak. On the winner, Tkachuk skated in front of the net against two Nashville defenders, let the puck slip between his legs and flipped a shot that beat

Predators goalie Pekka Rinne high to the stick side with 1.4 seconds left in overtime.

CANADIENS 5, GOLDEN KNIGHTS 4 LAS VEGAS — Max Domi scored 27 seconds into overtime and Montreal beat Vegas. Montreal’s Brendan Gallagher scored his seventh of the season during a 6-on-5 sequence with 1:58 left in regulation, taking a perfect feed from the corner and beating Vegas goalie MarcAndre Fleury between the pads to tie the game at 4-all.

Jaime began to heat up with a series of service points and aces, but a timeout called by Kenai was just enough to maintain the lead, and the Kards finished it off with four straight points to take a 2-0 match lead. In Game 3, SoHi senior Bailey Armstrong helped blow the game open with three straight points on a kill and two aces for a 10-1 SoHi run that gave the Stars a 17-11 lead. Kenai used a 9-3 run to come back and tie the game at 21 on a kill point by Wilson. After that, both teams were knotted at 23, but Ituau Tuisaula finished it off with two big hits to stay alive and cut the match to 2-1. The tandem of Tuisaula and Armstrong continued to power the Stars in game four, grabbing an early lead that lasted through the entire set, forcing a winner-take-all set. In Game 5, Kenai grabbed the early momentum with a 4-1 lead, then pushed it to 10-4 thanks to a few huge tips and kills by Morris. SoHi returned the favor with Armstrong and Tuisaula combining for three straight points, and SoHi got as close as 12-11 before two balls into the net gave Kenai match point. Every ended it with a kill shot that just made it inside the line to clinch the victory for the Kards, who rushed the court in a dogpile to celebrate. “We had a roller coaster,” Wilson said. “We just pushed through and did it for each other, and for our seniors.”

Staff report The Kenai Central hockey team got head coach Scott Shelden a victory in his first game as a varsity head coach, defeating Delta Junction 8-0 on Thursday at the Kenai Multi-Purpose Facility in the opening round of the Peninsula Ice Challenge. Jordan Knudsen had a pair of goals for the Kardinals and also had an assist, while Jacob Begich also lit the lamp twice. Zachary Burnett, Tucker Vann, Blake Bucho and Nate Beiser also scored. Thomas Baker stopped 23 for the shutout, while Greg Hanson made 48 saves for Delta.

Soldotna 5, Dimond JV 2 Galen Brantley III scored four goals and assisted on another as the Stars won at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. Wyatt Medcoff also scored for Soldotna. Corbin Wirz had 31 saves for the

Stars, while Beau Brown stopped 26 for the Lynx. Today, Kenai plays Dimond JV at Kenai at 7:30 p.m., and SoHi faces Delta at the sports complex at 7:15 p.m. Saturday at Kenai, Delta and Dimond JV play at 2 p.m., while Kenai and SoHi play at 4:30 p.m. Kardinals 8, Huskies 0 Delta 0 0 0 — 0 Kenai 2 4 2 — 8

First period — 1. Kenai, Knudsen (Milburn), 2:59; 2. Kenai, Knudsen (Beiser, Langham), 3:54. Penalties — Kenai 4 for 8:00. Second period — 3. Kenai, Burnett (Knudsen), 0:49; 4. Kenai, Vann (Erwin), 10:17; 5. Kenai, Begich (Vann, Erwin), 13:00; 6. Kenai, Begich (un.), 13:07. Penalties — Delta 2 for 8:00; Kenai 3 for 17:00. Third period — 7. Kenai, Bucho (Cialek, Langham), 11:40; 8. Kenai, Beiser (Vann), 13:23. Penalties — Kenai 2 for 4:00. Shots on goal — Delta 10-8-5—23; Kenai 12-28-16—56. Goalies — Delta, Hanson (56 shots, 48 saves); Kenai, Baker (23 shots, 23 saves). Stars 5, Lynx JV 2 Dimond JV 0 1 1 — 2 Soldotna 1 2 2 — 5 First period — 1. Soldotna, Brantley III (O’Lena, Shane), 5:48. Penalties — none. Second period — 2. Soldotna, Medcoff (Brantley III), 0:54; 3. Dimond, Brumbaugh (Horschel), 8:37; 4. Soldotna, Brantley III (Walton), 9:55. Penalties — Dimond 2 for 4:00; Soldotna 3 for 6:00. Third period — 5. Dimond, Toombs (Ellis, Bernsten), 5:03; 6. Soldotna, Brantley III (un.), pp, 7:22; 7. Soldotna, Brantley III (Walton, Medcoff), 14:39. Penalties — Delta 3 for 6:00; Soldotna 2 for 4:00. Shots on goal — Dimond 14-7-10—31; Soldotna 14-11-9—34. Goalies — Dimond, Brown (31 shots, 26 saves); Soldotna, Wirz (33 shots, 31 saves).

Homer wrestlers top Grace The host Homer wrestling team defeated Grace Christian 51-27 on Thursday night. Results follow: 189 — Anthony Kalugin, Hom, p. Jackson Tanner, 1:42; 215 — Ryan Hicks, Hom, won by forfeit; 285 — Alex Hicks, Hom, p. Grant Trotter, 1:51; 103 — Zander Moore, Hom, won by forfeit; 112 — John Harris, Gra, t.f. Kayden Crosby, 18-2; 119 — Adam Snow, Gra, won by forfeit;

125 — Austin Cline, Hom, p. Austin Elliott, 0:27; 130 — Russell Nyvall, Hom, dec. Aiden Zingone, 3-1; 135 — Owen Ford, Gra, won by forfeit; 140 — Jude Merriner, Gra, m.d. Afony Reutov, 130; 145 — Logan Counts, Hom, p. Kaleb Boyce, 1:24; 152 — Logan Crotts, Gra, p. Cayleb Diaz, 1:57; 160 — Mose Hayes, Hom, p. Andrew Beveridge, 3:06; 171 — Edson Knapp, Hom, p. Gabe DeVries, 3:58. Exhibition — 189 — Jackson Tanner, Gra, p. Casper Von, 0:43; 285 — Grant Trotter, Gra, p. Nick Barber, 1:56; 160 — Antonin Murachev, Hom, p. Hunter Desoto-Finn, 1:48; 160 — Dakota Moonin, Hom, s.v.-1 Will Kretzschmar, 4-2.

Wasilla 3, Nikiski 2 The visiting Bulldogs fell 25-15, 21-25, 27-29, 25-17 and 15-5 to the Warriors in nonconference play. Nikiski is now 0-4 in nonconference play. Nikiski coach Stacey Segura said the Warriors, who are a level up from the

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Snyder, who finished second in the 500 freestyle two weeks ago. Snyder is the reigning NLC champ in the 500. SoHi also could see a big points haul from junior Madelyn Barkman, who finished in the top three in both the 50 and 100 freestyle events at Palmer. On the boys side, SoHi’s biggest points scorer in 2019 has consistently been junior Ethan Evans, who won the 50 free at the Palmer Invite and finished second in the 100 breaststroke, setting him up for a potentially big region meet. As host of the meet, the Kenai Central boys could also have a say in who wins the team title. The Kardinals finished second in the team race last year, but a distant second to Kodiak. This year, Kenai raced to a third-place finish at the Palmer Invite. Among the contenders this year, Kenai has gotten points hauls from sophomore Koda Poulin, who won the 500 free at Palmer, Jackson Krug in the 100 free and junior Owen Rolph in the 50 free. Krug won the 100 free at Palmer

Football 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 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 Atlanta 1 7 0 .125 165 250 North Green Bay 7 1 0 .875 215 163 Minnesota 6 2 0 .750 211 132 Detroit 3 3 1 .500 180 186 Chicago 3 4 0 .429 128 122 West W L T Pct PF PA San Francisco 8 0 0 1.000 235 102 Seattle 6 2 0 .750 208 196 L.A. Rams 5 3 0 .625 214 174 Arizona 3 5 1 .389 195 251 Thursday’s Games San Francisco 28, Arizona 25 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. Open: L.A. Rams, New Orleans, Atlanta, Cincinnati Monday’s Games Dallas at N.Y. Giants, 4:15 p.m. All Times AKDT

Hockey NHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 12 9 1 2 20 41 25 Buffalo 13 9 2 2 20 44 33 Montreal 13 7 4 2 16 50 41 Florida 13 6 3 4 16 47 51 Toronto 14 6 5 3 15 49 49 Tampa Bay 12 6 4 2 14 42 42


Brooke Ashley and Erin Koziczkowski team up for a block on Soldotna’s Sierra Kuntz on Thursday at Kenai Central High School in Kenai. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)


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Bulldogs in school size, did not use some big players. Segura still said the match was great experience as the season comes to a close. America Jeffreys had 21 digs for Nikiski, while Jaycee Tauriainen had 23 and Kaitlyn Johnson had 16. Johnson had 26 assists,

while Rolph nabbed silver in the 50 free. The Kenai girls carry a potential region champion in junior Rachael Pitsch who won the 500 free at Palmer and was a state qualifier in the distance race last year. The Kenai boys and girls also finished second in both 200 medley relays at Palmer, setting up a potential showdown with Colony this weekend. Also looking to turn in some fast times in the pool is Seward sophomore Lydia Jacoby, who will be looking to defend her region titles in the 100 breaststroke and the 200 IM. Seward head coach Meghan O’Leary said it’ll be hard for anyone to keep up with Jacoby in the breaststroke, which is her bread and butter, but the 200 IM is another story. “I think the 200 IM will be a toss-up,” O’Leary said. “There’s Madison (Story), and I think Lydia talks with Maddy, sees if she’s doing the 200 IM.” Last year, Jacoby destroyed the girls NLC breaststroke record with a time of 1:03.05 that slashed 2.68 seconds off the previous mark from 2010. Jacoby went on to also set the Alaska breaststroke record at the state meet with a 1:03.11, but O’Leary said this weekend’s races

Detroit 13 4 8 1 9 30 46 Ottawa 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 Colorado 12 8 2 2 18 47 34 Nashville 13 8 3 2 18 53 40 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 14 8 5 1 17 46 41 Anaheim 14 8 6 0 16 39 35 Calgary 15 7 6 2 16 43 46 Arizona 12 7 4 1 15 35 28 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. Thursday’s Games Calgary 6, Nashville 5, OT Montreal 5, Vegas 4, OT Friday’s Games Tampa Bay vs. N.Y. Islanders at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 3 p.m. Philadelphia at New Jersey, 3 p.m. Buffalo at Washington, 3 p.m. Detroit at Carolina, 3:30 p.m. Columbus at St. Louis, 4 p.m. Dallas at Colorado, 5 p.m. Vancouver at Anaheim, 6 p.m. Winnipeg at San Jose, 6:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games Edmonton at Pittsburgh, 9 a.m. N.Y. Rangers at Nashville, 10 a.m. N.Y. Islanders at Buffalo, 3 p.m. Ottawa at Boston, 3 p.m. Detroit at Florida, 3 p.m. Calgary at Columbus, 3 p.m. Montreal at Dallas, 3 p.m. New Jersey at Carolina, 3 p.m. Toronto at Philadelphia, 3 p.m. St. Louis at Minnesota, 4 p.m. Colorado at Arizona, 5 p.m. Winnipeg at Vegas, 6 p.m. Vancouver at San Jose, 6 p.m. Chicago at Los Angeles, 6:30 p.m. All Times AKDT

Soccer 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. AKST

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will need to fit in with the young star’s development toward next summer. “It kind of depends on where we’re at in our training cycle,” O’Leary said. “To be honest, we’re not super focused on regions for her, she’s got bigger meets in the future.” The big prize meet Jacoby has her eyes on is the U.S. Olympic qualifying trials next June in Omaha, Nebraska, but O’Leary added that Jacoby may also swim at Junior Nationals in December. “I know she’ll want to break her region record and state record again,” O’Leary said. “We’ve just got to practice racing fast.” Jacoby will have company from her teammates this weekend, as O’Leary expects strong swims from junior Kylie Mullaly in the girls 100 breaststroke and 200 free, as well as sophomore Wren Dougherty in the 200 free and 100 fly. O’Leary said both swimmers could make the finals for the NLC meet. The Seward boys will see the final region showing from senior Connor Spanos, who is the defending region champion in the 100 fly. Spanos won the event at the Palmer Invite, and

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 4 1 .800 — Orlando 2 2 .500 1½ Atlanta 2 3 .400 2 Charlotte 2 3 .400 2 Washington 1 3 .250 2½ 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 Houston 3 1 .750 — Dallas 3 1 .750 — San Antonio 3 1 .750 — Memphis 1 3 .250 2 New Orleans 1 4 .200 2½ Northwest Division Utah 4 1 .800 — Minnesota 3 1 .750 ½ Denver 3 2 .600 1 Portland 3 2 .600 1 Oklahoma City 1 4 .200 3 Pacific Division L.A. Lakers 3 1 .750 — L.A. Clippers 4 2 .667 — Phoenix 3 2 .600 ½ Golden State 1 3 .250 2 Sacramento 0 5 .000 3½ Thursday’s Games Miami 106, Atlanta 97 New Orleans 122, Denver 107 L.A. Clippers 103, San Antonio 97 Friday’s Games Cleveland at Indiana, 3 p.m. Houston at Brooklyn, 3 p.m. Milwaukee at Orlando, 3 p.m. New York at Boston, 3:30 p.m. Detroit at Chicago, 4 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Dallas, 5:30 p.m. Utah at Sacramento, 6 p.m. San Antonio at Golden State, 6:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games New Orleans at Oklahoma City, 1 p.m. Brooklyn at Detroit, 3 p.m. Denver at Orlando, 3 p.m. Minnesota at Washington, 4 p.m. Phoenix at Memphis, 4 p.m. Toronto at Milwaukee, 4 p.m. Charlotte at Golden State, 4:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Portland, 6 p.m. All Times AKDT


while Kaycee Bostic had 16 kills and Lillian Carstens had eight kills. Carstens had five blocks, while Bostic had four. Johnson had five aces, while Bostic had three. Nikiski jumps back into conference play, visiting Houston today at 6:30 p.m. and Redington on Saturday at noon.

BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES -- Sent OF Mason Williams outright to Norfolk (IL), Williams has elected free agency. BOSTON RED SOX -- Promoted Dave Bush to pitching coach, Kevin Walker to assistant pitching coach. Named Peter Fatse assistant hitting coach and Rey Fuentes mental skills coordinator. Activated LHP Chris Sale and 2B Dustin Pedroia from the 60-day IL. CHICAGO WHITE SOX -- Acquired INF-OF Jonah McReynolds from Texas for C Welington Castillo and an international signing bonus pool slot. Reinstated RHPs Ryan Burr and Michael Kopech, LHP Carlos Rodón and OF Jon Jay from the 60-day IL. Announced LHP Josh Osich was claimed off waivers by Boston.

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CLEVELAND INDIANS -- Exercised 2020 club option on RHP Corey Kluber. Declined 2020 club options on 2B Jason Kipnis and RHP Dan Otero. DETRIOT TIGERS -- Activated RHP Michael Fulmer, OF JaCoby Jones, RHP Tyson Ross and LHP Matt Moore from the 60-day IL. KANSAS CITY ROYALS -- Named Mike Metheny manager. NEW YORK YANKEES -- Declined their 2020 club option for 1B-DH Edwin Encarnación. OAKLAND ATHLETICS -- Named Eric Martins assistant hitting coach. Exercised their 2020 club option on RHP Yusmeiro Petit. Declined their 2020 option on LHP Jake Diekman. Activated CF Luis Barrera and RHP Daniel Gossett from the 60-day IL. SEATTLE MARINERS -- Declined their 2020 club option on LHP Wade LeBlanc. TEXAS RANGERS -- Activated LHP Jesse Biddle from the 60-day IL and assigned him outright to Nashville (PCL). Assigned OF Zack Granite outright to Nashville. Acquired C Welington Castillo and international slot compensation from the Chicago White Sox for INF-OF Jonah McReynolds. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS -- Named Matt Herges pitching coach. Declined their 2020 club options on INF Wilmer Flores and LHP T.J. McFarland. Assigned OF Abraham Almote and LHP Robby Scott outright to Reno (PCL). CINCINNATI REDS -- Acquired OF Travis Jankowski from the San Diego Padres for International Cap Space. LOS ANGELES DODGERS -- Selected LHP Victor González from Oklahoma City (PCL). PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES -- Named Bryan Price pitching coach. PITTSBURGH PIRATES -- Traded RHP Parker Markel to the Los Angeles Angels for cash considerations. SAN DIEGO PADRES -- Declined their 2020 club options on LHP Aaron Loup and RHP Adam Warren. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NBA -- Suspended Philadelphia 76ers C Joel Embiid and Minnesota Timberwolves C Karl-Anthony Towns have two games without pay for their roles in an on-court altercation and for their continued escalation following the incident. GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS -- Exercised the thirdyear contract options on G Jacob Evans III and F Omari Spellman. SACRAMENTO KINGS -- Exercised its 2020-21 options on F Marvin Bagley III and G De’Aaron Fox. FOOTBALL National Football League GREEN BAY PACKERS -- Signed TE Evan Baylis and WR Darrius Shepherd to the practice squad. Released WR Keon Hatcher from the practice squad. General Manager Brian Gutekunst announced the transactions Thursday. PITTSBURGH STEELERS -- Announced LB Anthony Chickillo was activated from the commissioner’s exempt list. TENNESSEE TITANS -- Signed OL Hroniss Grasu. Waived WR Darius Jennings. HOCKEY National Hockey League ARIZONA COYOTES -- Assigned D Kyle Capobianco to the Tucson (AHL). TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING -- Reassigned F Cory Conacher to Syracuse (AHL). SOCCER Major League Soccer SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES -- Signed Ms Eric Calvillo and Gilbert Fuentes to multiyear contracts. COLLEGE NCAA -- Announced national coordinator of college football officials Rogers Redding will retire after the season. BIG TEN CONFERENCE -- Declared Michigan State LB Joe Bachie ineligible after testing positive for a banned supplement.


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To add salt to that open wound, peatlands, which store water like a giant sponge, are drying. Ed Berg, former ecologist at Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, and his colleagues found that wetlands in the Kenai Lowlands lost 6% to 11% of their surface area per decade since the 1950s. Almost 520,000 acres of the Kenai Lowlands are peatlands. Slightly more than half of peatlands on the peninsula fall within Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Although they are typically 3 to 21 feet deep, peatlands are often disguised by the growth of woody shrubs and black spruce, a telltale sign that they are drying. Underneath, less obvious to the untrained eye, many organic soils originally mapped as undecomposed (fibric) in the early 1970s were mapped in the early 2000s as partially decomposed (hemic). Increased decomposition is a sign that oxygen is more prevalent because the soils are drying out. Even as nonglacial streams are reaching lethal temperatures for salmon because of a warming climate, an effect exacerbated by loss of shade and the loss of groundwater from drying peatlands, the drying peatlands themselves are making the climate warm faster. Peatlands cover only 3 percent of the global land surface, but they store 42 percent of all carbon — more than the world’s forests. And healthy peatlands act as

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carbon sinks. According to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, they sequester 0.37 gigatons of carbon dioxide annually. But as peatlands dry and the organic matter that has accumulated over millennia begins to decompose, the stored carbon is released into the atmosphere. Sue Ives, a former graduate student at Alaska Pacific University, measured carbon dioxide exchange in a Swanson River peatland on the Kenai refuge in 2008-09 using a portable acrylic chamber fitted with an infrared gas analyzer. Her study showed that while Sphagnum and sedge peatlands ranged from net carbon sinks to approximately carbon neutral, peatlands with woody vegetation were carbon sources. In fact, on a gram per square meter basis, more carbon was potentially released from drying peatlands annually (182 g) than was captured by healthy peatlands (133 g). Worldwide, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature estimates damaged peatlands contribute the equivalent of almost 6% of carbon dioxide emissions from human activities. This is definitely a wicked problem, but perhaps with a simple solution. Many scientists suggest that peatlands not only be conserved but be restored. On the Kenai Peninsula, restoration in most cases may simply be “rewetting” peatlands that are drying out in our warming climate. And nature’s best hydraulic engineers are beavers. I read a fascinating study published in the Journal of Hydrology in 2015. Two scientists at the University

of Buffalo used a groundwater flow model to simulate the effects of a beaver dam on the hydraulic head and discharge to peatlands adjacent to a small pond in New York. Construction of a beaver dam increased groundwater discharge rate from the impounded pond by 70% to 90% depending on whether an underlying clay layer was present or not. The takeaway message here is that while more beaver ponds may not completely mitigate for the cascading effects of a warming climate, they may really help to sustain at least some peatlands. Healthy peatlands mean less atmospheric carbon and, perhaps more to the point for many of us, continued groundwater flow into nonglacial anadromous streams during critically dry periods of the summer. In this instance, more beavers may mean more salmon. And here’s one more perk if that’s not enough for you. Peatlands in the northern Kenai Lowlands have historically served as natural firebreaks to contain the big fires in 1947 and 1969. But it was so dry this summer that fire did encroach into the big peatland that served as the western boundary of the Swan Lake Fire north of the Sterling Highway. Keeping those wetlands wet may be in our best interest. Dr. John Morton is the supervisory biologist at Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Find more Refuge Notebook articles (1999– present) at https://www.fws. gov/refuge/Kenai/community/refuge_notebook.html.

Baylor topples West Virginia By The Associated Press WACO, Texas — No. 12 Baylor got quite defensive to remain undefeated. While Charlie Brewer threw for 277 yards with two touchdowns, the defense blocked a late field goal try while allowing only one big play, and the Bears won a game when scoring less than 20 points for the first time since 2006. “A tremendous, tremendous defensive game,” coach Matt Rhule said after the 17-14 victory over West Virginia on Thursday night. “We are still learning that it’s OK just to play defense and not worry.” John Mayers kicked a go-ahead 36-yard field goal

with 10:19 left to break a 14-all tie, and Baylor won its 10th game in a row despite an often frustrating night on offense and special teams. Two seasons after winning only one game, the Bears (8-0, 5-0 Big 12) are the league’s only undefeated team — and one of eight remaining among FBS teams. “Don’t apologize for going 8-0, for winning this game,” Rhule said. “Just have to continue to improve as we try to move forward.”

Georgia Southern 24, No. 20 Appalachian State 21

BOONE, N.C. — When Georgia Southern quarterback Shai Werts kept the ball on an option play instead of pitching out, he looked up to see one thing. “Field, just field,” Werts said of his 55-yard touchdown run. There was plenty of open field for Eagles ball carriers Thursday night at Kidd Brewer Stadium. Wesley Kennedy ran for 145 yards and two touchdowns, Werts ran for 87 yards and Georgia Southern racked up 335 yards on the ground behind their tripleoption offense to upset No. 20 Appalachian State for the second straight season, 24-21.

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O’Leary said he is trying for the Seward 100 fly school record, which is currently owned by 2010 Seward grad Ryan O’Leary, the younger brother of Meghan. Ryan O’Leary’s school record is 53.65 seconds, and Spanos’ best time last year at the state meet was 53.97. Coach O’Leary said Spanos has raced into the 54-second range this year, but she expects a breakout from him this weekend. Spanos will also swim the boys 50 free. Also from the boys team is Seward senior Hunter Hollingsworth, who O’Leary said has a shot at making state in the 50 free. “He’s kind of come out of nowhere this season and has dropped time like crazy,” she said. “I put the notion in his head he can qualify for state.” The Seahawks are also looking to get at least one boys relay to state with the 400 free and 200 free relays. The last Seward boys relay to

compete at state was 2011. Another team shooting for some fast relays are the Homer Mariners, and Miller said the girls team relays could carry the Mariners to the championship. Miller said team title expectations for the Homer girls team are high because the Mariners have a lot of points-scoring potential spread out among the various events. The biggest point haul could come from junior Madison Story in the girls 200 IM and 100 breaststroke. Miller acknowledged that Story will have a huge task in trying to beat Jacoby from Seward in the IM event, as the two are very evenly matched in that race. At last year’s region meet, Jacoby won the 200 IM by 3.5 seconds over Story, but Story has lowered her PR in the event as recently as the Bartlett/ Chugiak Swimming Diving Invite three weeks ago. “Madison’s going to be a really big points scorer,” Miller said. “She’s one of the only girls in the entire state that could be ranked in the top 15 in every event. It

doesn’t matter what it is. She has enough versatility to go around.” Miller said the competition between Story and Jacoby, who are good friends out of the pool, should be close. “(Jacoby) is a phenomenal swimmer and there’s a lot of respect there, but we come here trying to swim our races and win our stuff,” Miller said. The Homer girls should also see point scorers in junior Adeline Berry in the 100 fly, while three girls could make for a packed field in the 50 freestyle in Berry, Ella Blanton-Yourkowski and sophomore Delta Fabich. Miller said he hopes to get points in the girls backstroke from Blanton-Yourkowski and Kaylin Anderson. While the Homer boys do not have enough depth to contend for the team title, Miller said he’s looking for a strong meet from sophomore Skyler Rodriguez, who could place in the 100 free and 100 fly events. “He’s been continually improving all season long,” Miller said.

Heat top Hawks again By The Associated Press ATLANTA — Kendrick Nunn scored a career-high 28 points to add to his recordsetting start and the Miami Heat beat the Atlanta Hawks for the second time in three days, 106-97 on Thursday night. Nunn has 112 in his first five games, the most by an undrafted player in NBA history. Connie Hawkins of the Phoenix Suns scored 105 points in his first five games of the 1969-70 season. Jabari Parker led Atlanta with 23 points. Hawks point guard Trae Young sat out because of a sprained right ankle.

PELICANS 122, NUGGETS 107 NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Pelicans’ matchup against Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets looked troublesome on paper, yet a stunning performance by Jahlil Okafor lifted the Pelicans to their first win of the young season. Okafor scored 26 points, Brandon Ingram added 25

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know. I’m a goal-oriented person. In a sport where I’m not going to be winning anytime soon, I set progressively harder running goals to keep me motivated. I wanted to run the Equinox Marathon in under five hours, and I came in at 4:59:20. I made it, barely, so now what? Yes, I plan on running the race again next year. Yes, I plan on running more races between now and then.

and the Pelicans beat the Nuggets 122-107 on Thursday night as New Orleans claimed it first victory in five games. The Pelicans’ defensive performance — particularly against Jokic, the reigning first-team All-NBA center — helped them end their earlyseason struggles in which they allowed at least 123 points in each of the first four games. “More so than anything, I thought we were locked in defensively,” New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry said. “I thought we did a really good job, especially on Jokic.” Jokic finished with 13 points, six assists and six rebounds for a Nuggets team that has now lost two straight after a 3-0 start.

LOS ANGELES — Kawhi Leonard scored 38 points, Montrezl Harrell added 24 and the Los Angeles Clippers beat San Antonio 103-97 on Thursday night, handing the Spurs their first loss. Leonard — who sat out Wednesday’s game at Utah

due to load management — also grabbed 12 rebounds for his first points-rebounds, double-double this season. It is also Leonard’s first doubledouble in three meetings against the Spurs, where he played seven seasons (2011-18). Leonard also has scored 30 or more in three of his first five games with the Clippers, who he signed with as a free agent during the offseason. The game was close for the first 28 minutes, before the Clippers took control with a 9-1 run to take a 64-55 lead with 6:55 remaining in the third quarter. Leonard — who had 25 points in the second half — scored five of his 10 third-quarter points during the rally, including a dunk after a steal of DeMar DeRozan at midcourt. San Antonio got within five (80-75) at the end of the third quarter before the Clippers scored 11 of the first 13 points in the fourth quarter with nine coming from Leonard. The Spurs scored six straight points to get within 97-93 with 2:34 left, but could not get closer.

I’m actually signed up for a 5-mile race in New Jersey in a few weeks, but I’m at a place where it’s so easy to ask, “What’s the point?” And when I put that phrase into Google, the results get philosophical quickly. I’ve run 5 miles before, though, and I’ll run it again. So, what makes this race special? It’s not like I’m doing anything new, breaking any ground. It’s not like I’m going to win. I’m feeling blue because I don’t have that big, milestone race ahead of me. Instead, I’m going to run a distance I’ve run before. I’ve

already checked that box, so why does it matter? I have to make it matter, by making a new box that pushes me to run five miles better, faster and stronger than the last time I ran five miles. If only Google would tell me, “Kat, run it faster and better than you did before.” That’s hard, though, and I’m scared I can’t put in the work that it takes to run any faster and stronger than I do now. But I just found a list of the “10 Secrets to Running Faster” online and I’m tired of feeling down, so it’s time to get to work.






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Concern for grandma’s health keeps grandson from visiting DEAR ABBY: I work isn’t that I don’t want her and have a family and live to spend time with her five hours from where I grandchildren. I’m tired of grew up. My mom isn’t the guilt trips she tries to in the best health and put on me. I’m also tired of neither is her husband. her telling my son to “talk While I try to visit as often to your mom about stayas I can, she always wants ing with me for a week.” me to visit more often, As a child, I was in my which I understand. son’s position, and I know The problem is, she how it affected me. I just Dear Abby wanted to see “Sara,” and keeps asking us to leave our 5-year-old son with Jeanne Phillips I thought Mom and Dad her for long weekends were mean for not letting or to spend a week with her and her me. I do not want my son to feel that husband. They are good people, but way. He’s a child, not a pawn in a both have physical limitations. game. Can you help me explain to my Would I let my son stay with them mom that my concern is for the safety if one of them was still in good health? of everyone involved? — SAFETY Yes. It is hard for me to explain to her FIRST my concern that my son would be DEAR SAFETY FIRST: Have a too much for them to deal with at this series of talks with your little boy. He point. If she has a series of good days, needs to understand that, although great. If she doesn’t, we would have a Grandma loves him and wants him problem, and I’d have to drive back to to visit, she is not always well enough deal with it. to look after him properly if he does, I have tried explaining nicely, and which is why you won’t allow it. It isn’t then other times more directly, that it his fault, it isn’t your fault, and it isn’t

Grandma’s. If Grandma could come to visit you occasionally for a few days, it might give her more time with your boy and be good for both of them. DEAR ABBY: I am a 46-year-old, single gay man. Although I’ve had a few crushes, I have never been deeply in love. I don’t like going out to the bars and, because my town is extremely Catholic, there are only a couple of gay-friendly ones. Is it OK to not be actively looking for love? Everyone I know keeps asking me if I have found someone, and I keep telling them I don’t believe in love. I’m content. I don’t do anything but work, so I always say I never have time. Is there something wrong with being single all your life and not having a significant other? I have my cat to love, as well as my sisters. Does a person have to be with someone if they are content being alone? Yes, I would like to go out, but why does it have to be with a partner? — CONTENT LONER IN MONTANA

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DEAR LONER: If you are comfortable flying solo, it is perfectly acceptable to live your life that way. The people who are telling you otherwise may mean well, but you do not have to take it to heart. Live your life the way you want, do not second-guess yourself and don’t allow yourself to be pressured. If you are content, you are doing fine. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Abby shares more than 100 of her favorite recipes in two booklets: “Abby’s Favorite Recipes” and “More Favorite Recipes by Dear Abby.” Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $16 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Cookbooklet Set, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.)

Jacqueline Bigar’s Stars This year, you display the more gregarious and curious facets of your personality. Rather than observe, you often choose to ask questions. If single, you meet people with ease and get to know them nearly as easily. Trust your judgment. If attached, your calm approach, though sometimes cold, keeps difficult and/ or angry situations to a minimum. Your partner knows how to draw you in. The two of you create a major goal or desire together this year. CAPRICORN likes the way you present yourself.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHH A take-charge attitude goes far in resolving a problem. The unexpected often upsets others. You seem to be able to deal with a sudden or surprise event. You will be more mellow than many people around you. Tonight: Celebrate the weekend.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHHH Reach out for another person. Know what it is you want and desire. You might be floored by his or her reaction. One-on-one relating helps you get to the basics surrounding a personal matter.

HHHHH Be direct when dealing with a loved one. He or she nearly always is more stern or serious than you. At times, this person’s attitude might annoy you. Reflect on how you feel about him or her when interacting not how you feel about his or her attitude. Tonight: Lighten up the moment.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH Others come toward you. A surprise could be on the backburner involving friends or a specific goal. Be more direct in your dealings; express your caring more openly. Tonight: Surround yourself with friends.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHH Plunge into a project and decide to complete it as best you can. A boss or someone you look up to could behave in a flakey manner or simply might not be responsive. Your efforts count to a loved one. Tonight: Play it low-key.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHH You are on the way to gaining more insight and knowledge if you do not overreact to a sudden change. The status quo changes, and you need to be able to adapt to it.

Dear Heloise: She had big brown eyes and a red and black brindle coat. Someone liked her, but not enough to train her, play with her or have her spayed. RUBY was left alone to roam the streets, looking for food and water, and found shelter in the shade of a tree in front of a nursing home. She had a litter of puppies, and all of them died. I saw her and brought her dried dog food, which she ate in haste. The nursing home staff captured Ruby, chained her and called Animal Care Services. I unchained her and took her home. That was 11 years ago. Her face is the color of frost, and she snores while she sleeps at the foot of my bed. Some say Ruby was lucky to be rescued, but I’m the lucky one. While taking our “walkies,” I discovered other dog owners wanted to stop and talk about dogs. Together, Ruby and I have made several new friends. When I was sick, Ruby seldom left my side. Looking back over the past 11 years, I marvel

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HHHHH Your unusually high energy helps you complete a lot of errands and much of your to-do list. A child or loved one could surprise you with his or her ideas and willingness to follow through. Tonight: Let it all hang out; greet the weekend in style.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHH Stay centered, knowing what is possible and what needs to happen. You can become overreactive if you are overwhelmed by what is happening around you. Your domestic life becomes the focus of attention. Tonight: Be smart about spending.

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SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

HHHH You have lots of energy and resources. You might be more secretive than you are normally. You are in the process of collecting information and doing some research. Soon, you will be making an important decision. Tonight: Whatever feels right.

HHHHH You speak your mind and others react. You could be pleasantly surprised by an associate or a loved one who cannot help but demonstrate his or her caring. This person adds excitement to your life. Tonight: Say yes.

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HHHH Your emotional nature emphasizes friendship right now, as well as what you really want in your heart. Though you might be hesitant to share this desire with most people, you could make it a reality with a stroke of luck. Tonight: A key friendship plays a major role.

HHH Be aware of the financial ramifications of continuing as you have. You need to slow down and have a long overdue conversation. You know what another person wants and why. Explain carefully where you are coming from. Tonight: Fun does not need to cost.

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A matter around your domestic life makes you smile. Tonight: Romp the night away.

at how sterile my life would have been without Miss Ruby by my side. — Norma in Texas Readers, all too often there is no happy ending for the thousands of homeless animals. That’s why spaying/neutering is so important. — Heloise SAFETY Dear Heloise: Having worked as a travel agent for a number of years, I have a few hints to pass on to solo female travelers: * It’s all right to say “no” to invitations from locals if you are uncomfortable about accepting. * Be aware of the dress code for the places and cultures you’ll be visiting. It’s a good idea to pack a scarf, and if you’re not interested in meeting anyone, bring a wedding ring, even if it’s a fake one. * Carry a small pouch and keep extra cash in it, then pin it to the inside of your bra. * Carry extra feminine hygiene products. * Be aware of your surroundings, and if you go out at night, never leave your drink unattended. — Terri in Los Angeles


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Science Says: How daylight saving time affects health By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer

Office workers bemoan driving home in the dark. Night owls relish the chance to sleep in. As clocks tick toward the end of daylight saving time, many sleep scientists and circadian biologists are pushing for a permanent ban because of potential ill effects on human health. Losing an hour of afternoon daylight sounds like a gloomy preview for the dark winter months, and at least one study found an increase in people seeking help for depression after turning the clocks back to standard time in November — in Scandinavia. Research shows the springtime start of daylight saving time may be more harmful, linking it with more car accidents, heart attacks in vulnerable people and other health problems that may persist throughout the time change. Here’s what science has

to say about a twice-yearly ritual affecting nearly 2 billion people worldwide.

SLEEP EFFECTS Time changes mess with sleep schedules, a potential problem when so many people are already sleep deprived, says Dr. Phyllis Zee, a sleep researcher at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago. About 1 in 3 U.S. adults sleep less than the recommended seven-plus hours nightly, and more than half of U.S. teens don’t get the recommended eight-plus hours on weeknights. One U.S. study found that in the week following the spring switch to daylight saving time, teens slept about 2½ hours less than the previous week. Many people never catch up during the subsequent six months. Research suggests that chronic sleep deprivation can increase levels of stress hormones that boost heart rate and blood pressure,

and of chemicals that trigger inflammation.

HEART PROBLEMS It has also been shown that blood tends to clot more quickly in the morning. These changes underlie evidence that heart attacks are more common in general in the morning, and may explain studies showing that rates increase slightly on Mondays after clocks are moved forward in the spring, when people typically rise an hour earlier than normal. That increased risk associated with the time change is mainly in people already vulnerable because of existing heart disease, said Barry Franklin, director of preventive cardiology and cardiac rehabilitation at Beaumont Health hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. Studies suggest that these people return to their baseline risk after the autumn time change.

Measles saps kids’ ability to fight other germs By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer

WA S H I N G T O N — Measles has a stealth side effect: New research shows it erases much of the immune system’s memory of how to fight other germs, so children recover only to be left more vulnerable to bugs like flu or strep. Scientists dubbed the startling findings “immune amnesia.” The body can rebuild those defenses — but it could take years. And with measles on the rise, “it should be a scary phenomenon,” said Dr. Michael Mina of Harvard’s school of public health, lead author of research published Thursday in the journal Science. “This goes under the radar” because doctors w ou l d n ’ t n e c e s s a r i l y connect a child’s pneumonia to measles they suffered a year earlier, Mina explained. “But would they have gotten it if they hadn’t gotten measles?” The Har vard team

analyzed blood samples taken from 77 children before and after a measles outbreak in an unvaccinated community in the Netherlands. They looked for antibodies, which remember viruses and bacteria they encounter to guard against a repeat infection. After recovering from measles, the youngsters were left with plenty of antibodies against that virus — but ones they’d p re v i o u s l y h a r b o re d against other germs had plummeted. In the most severe cases, “they’re just as vulnerable as if they were infants,” said study senior author Stephen Elledge, a Harvard geneticist. Elledge is paid by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, which also supports AP’s Health & Science Department. A s e p a rat e s t u d y , published Thursday in Science Immunology, supported the findings. Researchers from Britain’s Wellcome Sanger Institute used the Dutch blood

samples to genetically test antibody-producing cells, and concluded measles is eliminating enough to re-set the immune system to a baby-like state. If protection against the misery — and sometimes life-threatening effects — of measles isn’t enough reason to vaccinate children, specialists said the two studies offer a powerful new rationale. “ T h e re re a l l y a re profound gaps and holes” in someone’s immunity after measles, said Dr. Anthony Fauci of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, which helped fund the Harvard work. “You ultimately recover but after a year or two or sometimes more.” “It’s doubly important to vaccinate children,” agreed Dr. Mark Mulligan of NYU Langone Health, who wasn’t involved with the new research. “It’s a vaccine that protects against the specific target, measles virus, but also against immune suppression.”

CAR CRASHES Numerous studies have linked the start of daylight saving time in the spring with a brief spike in car accidents, and with poor performance on tests of alertness, both likely due to sleep loss. The research includes a German study published this year that found an increase in traffic fatalities in the week after the start of daylight saving time, but no such increase in the fall. Other studies on how returning to standard time in the fall might impact car crashes have had conflicting results.

OUR INTERNAL CLOCKS Circadian biologists believe ill health effects from daylight saving time result from a mismatch among the sun “clock,” our social clock — work and school schedules — and the body’s internal 24-hour

body clock. Ticking away at the molecular level, the biological clock is entrained — or set — by exposure to sunlight and darkness. It regulates bodily functions such as metabolism, blood pressure and hormones that promote sleep and alertness. Disruptions to the body clock have been linked with obesity, depression, diabetes, heart problems and other conditions. Circadian biologists say these disruptions include tinkering with standard time by moving the clock ahead one hour in the spring. A mismatch of one hour daily is enough for ill effects, especially if it lasts for several months, according to Till Roenneberg, a circadian rhythm specialist at Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich, Germany.

PRESSURE TO CHANGE In the U.S., daylight

saving time runs from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November. It was first established 100 years ago to save energy. Modern-day research has found little or no such cost savings. Federal law allows states to remain on standard time year-round but only Hawaii and most of Arizona have chosen to. Proposed legislation in several states would have them join suit — or switch to year-round daylight saving time, which would require congressional approval. Roenneberg and Northwestern’s Zee are co-authors of a recent position statement advocating returning to standard time for good, written for the Society for Research on Biological Rhythms. “If we want to improve human health, we should not fight against our body clock, and therefore we should abandon daylight saving time,” the statement says.

US vaping illnesses rise to 1,888 with pace picking up again By CARLA K. JOHNSON AP Medical Writer

The number of U.S. vaping illnesses has jumped again, reaching more than 1,800 cases. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 1,888 confirmed and probable cases have been reported in 49 states. An Illinois report brings the

toll to 38 deaths in 24 states. The total is 284 higher than what the government reported last week and a larger increase than seen in several weeks. Officials say the previous slowdown could have been caused by reporting delays. The outbreak appears to have started in March. No single ingredient,

electronic cigarette or vaping device has been linked to all the illnesses. Most who got sick said they vaped products containing THC, the highinducing ingredient in marijuana. Health officials urge people to avoid vaping, particularly products containing THC and purchased off the street.

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Elsewhere at the Capitol on Thursday, three House panels led by the Intelligence Committee questioned their latest witness into the allegations that led to the impeachment inquiry: that Trump pressured Ukraine to produce dirt on his Democratic political rivals by withholding military aid and an Oval Office meeting craved by the country’s new president. Tim Morrison, who stepped down from the National Security Council the day before his appearance, testified — still behind closed doors — that he saw nothing illegal in Trump’s phone call with the Ukrainian president that is at the center of the

Democrat-led investigation. Yet, Morrison also largely confirmed much of what William Taylor, the highest-ranking U.S. official in Ukraine, said in earlier, highly critical testimony about the call, which Taylor said he and Morrison discussed several times. The Democrats are still waiting to hear if Morrison’s one-time boss, John Bolton, will testify. They have subpoenaed former national security adviser Bolton, who quit the administration after disagreements with Trump over his handling of Ukraine. In the House inquiry vote, the only Democratic “no” votes were by Reps. Jeff Van

Drew, a New Jersey freshman, and veteran Collin Peterson of Minnesota, one of the House’s most conservative Democrats. Both are battling for reelection in Republicanleaning districts. Also supporting the rules was independent Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, who left the GOP this year after announcing he was open to considering Trump’s impeachment. Thursday’s House debate was laced with high-minded appeals to defend the Constitution and Congress’ independence, as well as partisan taunts. “What are we fighting for? Defending our democracy,”

said Pelosi. She addressed lawmakers with a poster of the American flag beside her and opened her comments by reading from the preamble to the Constitution. She also said the rules would let lawmakers decide whether to impeach Trump “based on the truth. I don’t know why the Republicans are afraid of the truth.” But her counterpart, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California cast the process as a skewed attempt to railroad a president whom Democrats have detested since before he took office. “Democrats are trying to impeach the president because they are scared they cannot defeat him at the ballot box,” he said. No. 2 House GOP leader Steve Scalise, R-La., accused Democrats of imposing “Soviet-style rules.” His backdrop was a bright red poster depicting the Soviet hammer and sickle emblem and the famous St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow’s Red Square. The House is at least weeks away from deciding whether to vote on actually impeaching Trump. If it does, the Senate would hold a trial on whether to remove him from office. That GOP-run chamber seems highly likely to keep him in the White House. Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., likened Democrats to a “cult,” accusing them of bouncing from “one outlandish conspiracy theory to another.” Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., pointedly said she looked forward to Republicans “prioritizing country over party, just as we took an oath to do.”

boost when it was one of 15 cities awarded the Levitt AMP Grant. The event was renamed the Levitt AMP Soldotna Music Series, and thanks to the grant the organizers were able to host 12 free concerts at Soldotna Creek Park this summer. Throughout the summer,

Heuiser and the other organizers brought in bands and artists from across the country that drew hundreds, sometimes thousands, of peninsula residents to the park every Wednesday. Heuiser said that on their two busiest nights more than 2,500 people were counted at

Soldotna Creek Park. Part of reapplying for the grant was that Heuiser and the others at Vision Soldotna had to explain how they hope to use the grant to expand on what they’ve already done. Vision Soldotna is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization attached to the Chamber that is responsible

for seeking out and receiving the grant. Heuiser said that their goals for next year include bringing in new and diverse acts as well as expanding on more of the cultural aspects of the series. “This voting phase is super important in terms of us getting the grant again,” Heuiser said.

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his party’s lawmakers, he tweeted, “Now is the time for Republicans to stand together and defend the leader of their party against these smears.” Yet the roll call also accentuated how Democrats have rallied behind the impeachment inquiry after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spent months urging caution until evidence and public support had grown. She and other Democratic leaders had feared a premature vote would wound the reelection prospects of dozens of their members, including freshmen and lawmakers from Trumpwon districts or seats held previously by Republicans. But recent polls have shown voters’ growing receptivity to the investigation and, to a lesser degree, ousting Trump. That and evidence that House investigators have amassed have helped unify Democrats, including those from GOP areas. Rep. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, said she was supporting a pathway to giving “the American people the facts they deserve,” while Rep. Andy Kim, D-N.J., said voters warrant “the uninhibited truth.” Yet Republicans were also buoyed by polling, which has shown that GOP voters stand unflinchingly behind Trump. “The impeachmentobsessed Democrats just flushed their majority down the toilet,” said Michael McAdams, a spokesman for House Republicans’ campaign arm.

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Since 2015, Soldotna Creek Park has been host to a summer music series — previously known as Soldotna’s Music in the Park. In 2019, the concert series received a big

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Vote Tallies are displayed as House members vote on a resolution on impeachment procedure to move forward into the next phase of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump, in the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday.

Democrats said the procedures are similar to rules used during the impeachment proceedings of Presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton. Pelosi decided to have the vote following a GOP drumbeat that the inquiry was tainted because lawmakers hadn’t voted to formally commence the work. The rules direct House committees “to continue their ongoing investigations” of Trump. Democrats hope Thursday’s vote will undercut GOP assertions that the process has been invalid. They’ve noted that there is no constitutional provision or House rule requiring such a vote. The rules require the House Intelligence Committee — now leading the investigation — to issue a report and release transcripts of its closed-door interviews, which members of both parties have attended. The Judiciary Committee would then decide whether to recommend that the House impeach Trump. Re p u b l i ca n s c o u l d only issue subpoenas for witnesses to appear if the committees holding the hearings approve them — in effect giving Democrats veto power. Attorneys for Trump could participate in the Judiciary Committee proceedings. Democrats would retain leverage by empowering panel Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., to deny requests by Trump representatives to call witnesses if the White House continues to “unlawfully refuse” to provide testimony or documents Congress demands.

“But we feel confident that we’ll get it.” In the event that Soldotna does not receive the grant, Heuiser said not to worry: there will be concerts at the park regardless. “Soldotna won’t be letting this music series go any time soon,” Heuiser said.


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