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Seward seeks upgrades for flood-control system By Rachel D’Oro Associated Press

ANCHORAGE — Every fall, heavy storms test Seward’s antiquated flood-control system, leading to fears of a major disaster should it finally fail after nearly eight

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Officials expect to miss air pollution deadline FAIRBANKS — Alaska officials need another 10 years to reduce air pollution by half in Fairbanks, but the deadline is Dec. 31, they said. U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan proposed a bill offering new deadlines as early as December 2023 or as late as December 2028 to comply with smoke pollution standards, the Fairbanks Daily NewsMiner reported. Extended pollution exposure could erode human health, the World Health Organization said. The bill, which was introduced Aug. 1, was created at the request of state officials, said representatives under Sullivan. The bill could also push back the deadline for completing a new clean air plan to June 2021. A draft pollution cleanup plan maintains that 2029 is the e a r l i e s t Fa i r b a n k s could reach federal air quality standards, the state Department of Environmental Conservation said. The state has plans to complete the final draft of the State Implementation Plan to the Environmental Protection Agency by Dec. 15. If the December clean air quality deadline passes, a five-year extension could be requested, state officials said. If that request is denied, a new plan must be developed, and officials have already started. The proposed bill “seeks to create new law establishing that the people in Fairbanks have less right to clean air than everyone else,” said Jeremy Lieb, an attorney with Earthjustice. Other environmental groups See news, Page A3

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decades of diverting a fast-moving creek away from its historical route through town. Officials say a tunnel that carries flood waters from Lowell Creek to Resurrection Bay could get clogged at the creek entrance by some of the massive tree stumps that wash

down the steep canyon. In that scenario, water would overflow a diversion dam at the tunnel entrance, rushing down what is now Jefferson Street. In the community of nearly 2,600, this is a major road near homes, a hospital and an assisted living facility.

Floodwaters have come within inches of the banks in past years. In the heaviest rains, city crews must use excavators and bulldozers to clear tons of glacial debris at the tunnel’s spillway to prevent flooding at a nearby road, bridge, shellfish hatchery and other structures.

‘Building little scientists’ Kenai Watershed Forum’s Adopt-A-Stream program connects kids to the environment

“I call it the most dangerous dam in the state,” says state dam safety officer Charles Cobb. Yet for years the Lowell Creek dam and tunnel complex has not complied with a state rule requiring See upgrades, Page A9

Police get council OK to add staff By Kat Sorensen Peninsula Clarion

Students participating in the Adopt-A-Stream program might learn how to test water quality, pH, turbidity and fish habitat. Students also practice taking down field notes and how to record observations. “We’re building little scientists,” Branden Borneman, Kenai Watershed Forum’s executive director, said. Sometimes, kids also learn about bugs, like Pike’s group of Connections Homeschool students. After Thursday’s classroom lesson on insects, Pike walks the students and some of their parents to a small bridge over Soldotna Creek. The group

The Kenai Police Department has been struggling to maintain a fully trained and fully staffed department, but a recent resolution passed by the Kenai City Council hopes to fix that. The council voted on Wednesday to authorize the recruitment and hiring of an additional police officer position in Fiscal Year 2020, essentially authorizing overrecruitment in the hopes of maintaining a full staff. “We’d do it in a way where we hope it would not impact the budget in any way,” said City Manager Paul Ostrander at Wednesday night’s council meeting. “It would only be used in periods where we are having significant staffing issues. The hope is that by overrecruiting we get to a point where we are fully staffed and fully trained.” According to a memo from Police Chief David Ross, the department has been unable to reach or maintain a full staff due to current high rates of attrition. Anticipated additional attrition, difficulty recruiting and related impacts to operations and public service won’t make it easier any time soon. “One of the near term solutions we looked at, is to pre-hire for anticipated attrition based on the consistent recent history of that,” according to the memo. “The last few years have produced significant budgetary lapse from the police department based on this inability to keep the positions filled. Hiring based on anticipated attrition does, however, carry fiscal risk that a period of staffing above what was budgeted for could exceed the budget and require additional

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Connections Homeschool students participating in Kenai Watershed Forum’s Adopt-A-Stream program conduct macroinvertagrate sampling at Soldotna Creek on Thursday in Soldotna.

By Victoria Petersen Peninsula Clarion

It’s Thursday afternoon, and Megan Pike — Kenai Watershed Forum’s newest education specialist and Adopt-A-Stream coordinator — is dressing up an elementary school student like an insect. She gives the student a puffy coat to mimic an insect’s exoskeleton, some homemade antenna made from a headband, pipe cleaner legs, buggy glasses and a pair of wings made from a pillowcase. In the basement of the Kenai Watershed Forum office, Pike is using the student as an example to teach a small group of Connections Homeschool students about the anatomy of an insect,

before they head outside to do some invertebrate testing. Connections Homeschool is one of about 10 schools that participates in the Kenai Watershed Forum’s Adopt-AStream program, which brings watershed science and stewardship into the classrooms of the Kenai Peninsula. The program’s original intent hasn’t changed much since its inception in the 1990s. Adopt-AStream seeks to engage students in their environment, teaching them about how to take care of their local creek. “All these schools are adopting local streams to protect them and also use them as an outdoor classroom to learn,” Pike said.

Spreading words: Keeping the language alive Naqenaga Nuch’eghetdneq event uses Native language to connect past and future generations. By Brian Mazurek Peninsula Clarion

Naqenaga Nuch’eghetdneq — in Dena’ina, it means “We take back our language.” For three years now, the Kenai Peninsula College has hosted an event with this name as part of their celebration of Alaska Native and Native American Heritage Month. During Naqenaga Nuch’eghetdneq, speakers of the Dena’ina, Ahtna and Yupik languages gather together to share what they know of their languages and pass down their knowledge to future generations. “This is how we’re going to own our own languages,” Sondra Shaginoff-Stuart, KPC rural and Native student services coordinator, said on the Friday before the event. “I can’t express how wonderful of an experience it is.”

This year, the event held special significance for those who participated because of the recent loss of longtime KPC professor and indigenous rights advocate Dr. Alan Boraas, who died last Monday from a stroke at Providence Hospital in Anchorage. Shaginoff-Stuart said that Boraas was an essential part of starting the annual language gathering in the first place, so the first half of the gathering consisted of a ceremony to honor his passing and recognize his impact. The event began in one of the classrooms of the Steffy Building with a prayer, spoken in Dena’ina by instructor Helen Dick, who gave thanks for the day’s weather and blessed everyone in attendance. Then, members of KPC’s student dance group performed a couple of traditional Yupik dances. The group is called Kahtnu Yurartet, which translates to “Kenai River Dancers.”

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Members of the Kahtnu Yurartet dance group perform a traditional Yupik dance during a ceremony celebrating the life Dr. Alan Boraas at Kenai Peninsula College on Saturday.

The first word — Kahtnu — is Dena’ina, while Yurartet is Yupik. Dancer Trish Tuluk explained that she and other members of the group share

a Yupik heritage but are currently living and studying on Dena’ina land, See language, Page A3


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Officials: Trump tried hard to win Ukraine Biden probes By Lisa Mascaro, Mary Clare Jalonick and Zeke J. Miller Associated Press

WASHINGTON — There was no hinting around, it was a straight-out trade, two key White House officials told impeachment investigators. If Ukraine’s new leader wanted an Oval Office welcome from Donald Trump — and he did — he would have to open a public probe into the president’s Democratic foe Joe Biden and his son. “There was no ambiguity,” said Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, an Army officer assigned to the National Security Council, recounting an extraordinary day of meetings at the White House last summer. According to transcripts released Friday in the House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, Vindman and Fiona Hill, a former White House Russia adviser, both gave firsthand descriptions of scenes central to the congressional probe. Vindman testified that Gordon Sondland, a Trump donor serving as ambassador to the European Union, told the visiting officials that if they hoped to win that coveted face-to-face meeting, “the Ukrainians would have to deliver an investigation into the Bidens.” The Bidens? the House questioners pressed. In the White House Ward Room he mentioned the word “Bidens”? “To the best of my recollection, yes,” Vindman testified. “My visceral reaction to what was being called for suggested that it was explicit.”

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stands on the creek’s shore while Pike stands in the stream with a small net. She’s digging into the creek bottom, kicking up rocks and dirt into the net. The creek bed samples are tossed in a bucket with some water and the children are set on a mission to look for as many bugs as they can. Students then classify and identify each bug they find. Pike reminded the students of their classroom lesson: a diverse group of bugs indicates a healthy stream. Pike’s group found a handful of species, including caddis flies, stone flies, a couple mayflies and aquatic worms. Educational outreach is one of the three core values of the Kenai Watershed Forum, and Adopt-AStream has helped make the central Kenai Peninsula a well-educated community, Borneman said. “What other kids in the nation can say ‘anadromous fish,’ let alone tell you what

In another episode that day at the White House, Hill testified that Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton “immediately stiffened” as Sondland “blurted out” that he had worked out with Trump’s acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney just that trade — the Ukrainians’ probe for an Oval Office welcome. “Well, we have an agreement with the chief of staff for a meeting if these investigations in the energy sector start,” Hill recalled — a reference to the firm, Burisma, where Biden’s son was on the board. Then Bolton then abruptly ended the meeting. Pressed on how it came to be that Sondland, a wealthy businessman who has become a key figure in the impeachment probe played such a pivotal role in Ukraine policy, Hill testified she was dismayed by the idea. “He said he was in charge of Ukraine,” Hill recalled. She testified that she challenged the new ambassador to the point of being admittedly “rude” to him. “Who says you’re in charge of Ukraine?” she said. “The president,” he replied. The hundreds of pages of transcripts showed the investigation’s deep reach into the White House ahead of next week’s public hearings. Vindman alerted superiors about the meeting he described and also after he listened to the July phone call in which Trump personally appealed to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to investigate

that means or how our activities impact them?” Borneman said. “To me, it’s the biggest privilege we have in this community.” Adopt-A-Stream has been teaching elementary and middle school students about their environment on the central peninsula for almost 30 years, Borneman said. In its early years, the program was first administered by U.S. Fish and Wildlife. The Kenai Watershed Forum, founded in 1997, took a role in administering the program in the early 2000s, taking over the program completely in 2013. A Clarion article from 1994 — printed on poster board in Borneman’s office — shows students from K-Beach Elementary, the school with the longestrunning relationship with the program, testing water quality in their adopted stream, Slikok Creek. “We’ve been around long enough doing this that we’re now seeing those kids from the ‘90s and the early 2000s, and they’re becoming adults in our community,” Borneman said. “The knowledge they carry on

Biden and an outlier theory of Ukrainian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. A whistleblower’s complaint about that call triggered the impeachment probe, which also focuses on allegations that Trump was holding up military aid to Ukraine, which fears aggression by its neighbor Russia, until he got a public declaration of the Ukrainian investigation. Both officials are among nearly a dozen who have testified behind closed doors so far, and both said they were not the whistleblower. Trump insisted earlier Friday he has not been damaged by testimony, and he and fellow Republicans complain the witnesses generally are relying on secondhand accounts of central events. Speaking to reporters as he left on a campaign trip, Trump said he was “not concerned about anything” that has been disclosed so far. He also distanced himself from Sondland, whom he praised last month as “a really good man and great American.” “I hardly know the gentleman,” he said. Despite Trump’s dismissive comments, the new testimony, particularly the day of meetings July 10 at the White House, has become pivotal. It puts Mulvaney more directly involved in the shadow diplomacy being run through Rudy Giuliani, the president’s personal attorney, and implemented by Sondland. After Bolton left the one meeting,

from these programs and the watershed program’s efforts have really been truly overwhelming in a lot of ways.” Pike said her favorite part about the program is when students take home the knowledge. “The coolest thing is when a student comes back to you with an idea to take care of the environment,” Pike said. “Recently we had a kiddo come up and say — ‘I want to start a group to pick up trash over all of Alaska because I don’t want it to harm the animals’ — as a result of our project and class.” The stream exploring happens all year long. Borneman said activities in the wintertime offer an additional opportunity to teach lessons about the importance of being prepared for cold weather and water. “We even do it in snow and ice,” Borneman said. “It’s kind of inherent to the program — is teaching kids that we live in Alaska and to not be afraid to be outside. A lot of our jobs take us outside, so we see it as a fun Alaska component to make sure they have the right

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he told Hill to follow the group into the next and report back to him. She testified that at the second White House meeting, Sondland “as I came in, was talking about how he had an agreement with Chief of Staff Mulvaney for a meeting with the Ukrainians if they were going to go forward with investigations.” She said she heard Sondland mention Burisma. When she relayed what she heard back to Bolton, he called it a “drug deal” and told her to report it to the National Security Council lead counsel, John Eisenberg. She testified: “This is a direct quote from Ambassador Bolton: ‘You go and tell Eisenberg that I am not part of whatever drug deal Sondland and Mulvaney are cooking up on this, and you go and tell him what you’ve heard and what I’ve said.’” Republican Rep. John Ratcliffe, a Texas Republican, sought to portray Trump’s request for a favor in his phone call with the Ukrainian president as falling short of a demand. But Vindman disagreed. “When the president of the United States makes a request for a favor, it certainly seems, I would take it as a demand,” he retorted. Vindman, a veteran of the Iraq War, then added: “This was about getting a White House meeting. It was a demand for him to fulfill this particular prerequisite in order to get the meeting.” Vindman also said he wanted to amend the White House’s rough transcript of the call in three places,

notably by filling in the ellipses when Trump was discussing CrowdStrike, the security firm that’s central to the alternative theory of 2016 election interference and a server storing Hillary Clinton’s emails. Vindman heard Trump say about CrowdStrike, “They say you have it.” He also wanted to substitute “Burisma” at a point where the transcript says that Zelenskiy tells Trump that Ukraine will look into “the company that you mentioned.” And Vindman wanted to add that Trump said, “there are recordings” of Biden, referring to a speech the then-vice president gave about rooting out corruption in Ukraine. Vindman took his concerns about the call to the NSC’s lead counsel — and about Sondland’s comments at the White House to his twin brother, Eugene, an ethics lawyer at the National Security Council. At one point in Vindman’s testimony, his lawyer objected to questions from Republicans he believed were intended to draw out the identity of the whistleblower who filed the initial complaint. Michael Volkov said his client would not answer questions about how many people he had told about his concerns. Pressed repeatedly, Volkov said, “He tells you he’s not the whistleblower, OK? He says he feels uncomfortable about it. Try and respect his feelings at this point.” A person, presumably a Republican, identified only as “voice” interjects: “We’re uncomfortable impeaching the president.”

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Megan Pike, Kenai Watershed Forum’s education specialist and Adopt-A-Stream program coordinator, wades into Soldotna Creek on Thursday to dig up creek bed samples for a group of Connections Homeschool students to parse through for macroinvertebrate sampling.

boots and gear and help them understand that cold water is dangerous and cold weather is dangerous.” Borneman said recent funding from Marathon, Tesoro, Wells Fargo and an Anchorage foundation called Saltchuk has allowed the program to continue running and expanding.

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appropriation.” Currently, the department is budgeted for 18 officers. They have two vacancies that are being recruited for and a recent hire attending the police academy. There is also another officer on “light duty” due to an injury, according to Ross. “Those circumstances leave four positions that are

The Kenai Watershed Forum tries to get into as many local classroom as is practical. At the height of the program, Adopt-AStream was in 30 different classrooms reaching more than 5,000 students, Borneman said. “To me, (I want) to make sure the community

understands what a privilege and an honor it is for us to be able to go into classrooms and teach kids,” Borneman said. “The significance of that cannot be overstated. I want to thank the community for how many years they’ve allowed this program to exist.”

unable to fill police officer shifts at this time. Along with those currently existing issues there is the near term potential for one to three additional vacancies in the coming year,” Ross said. On top of that, four employees will be eligible for retirement within three years. Ross said that the lack of staffing has increased scrutiny or denial of personal leave, increased voluntary or overtime shifts, reduced or denied training, has removed the school resource office

from Kenai school this year, removed an officer from the regional drug task force, has reduced time and increased scrutiny to closed cases where the investigation requirements are more disproportionate to resources. “It creates a situation where there is a lot of forced overtime and a lot of stress,” Ostrander said. Ostrander added that there are multiple other tools the city is looking at to help with the recruitment and retention of officers.

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University of Alaska tuition to stay put for now By Ben Hohenstatt Juneau Empire

University of Alaska isn’t raising tuition — at least not yet. The UA Board of Regents voted unanimously during an all-day Friday meeting in Fairbanks to delay voting on a 5% tuition hike until either January or a special meeting. Regent Karen Perdue, who made the motion, said it was to allow time for additional dialogue with students, “who have made some really excellent points with their questions.” Students made passionate cases against the proposed increase during public comment session that lasted more than two hours. “Every tuition increase, we lose students,” said Tuan Graziano, Union of Students at the University of Alaska Anchorage Assembly

Speaker of the Assembly Pro Tempore. “I think it’s critically important that you take the time to look at what these tuition increases will cost, not in terms of revenue, but in terms of students. We are going to be a shadow of our former selves if this keeps happening.” When the board of regents discussed the possible increase, UA President Jim Johnsen was asked about possibly delaying the decision. Johnsen said it would delay notifying students of a tuition increase, if one is ultimately approved. Chancellors for UAA, University of Alaska Fairbanks and University of Alaska Southeast said a decision by January would likely provide enough time to make sure accurate numbers are available to prospective students. A 5% tuition increase would be expected to generate an additional $7 million for UA, Johnsen said.

Both Johnsen and Perdue drew a direct line between losing that potential revenue with losing 70 UA positions. That means static tuition could be good news for students and bad news for employees. “It’s a zero sum game in some ways,” Perdue said. Johnsen said he understood students concerns, but there aren’t many ways for UA to make up for the $25 million in reduced state funding that’s expected next fiscal year as part of a compact with Gov. Mike Dunleavy. The compact led to an agreed upon $70 million cut over three years instead of a $136 million cut in one year. The budget request unanimously approved by regents was in line with that compact, and $277 million in unrestricted general fund money — down from $302 million from the current fiscal year — was approved.

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This screenshot of a graph included in the budget request approved Friday by the University of Alaska Board of Regents shows the history of UA’s capital budget requests and the funding its received.

So too was a $50 million request for the UA capital budget. A chart included in the meeting packet showed UA has asked for

that amount every year since 2010 and never received more than $45 million. Last year, UA received $5 million.

Celebrating Alaska Native Heritage at KPC By Brian Mazurek Peninsula Clarion

November is recognized nationwide as Alaska Native and Native American Heritage Month, and Kenai Peninsula College is hosting multiple events in celebration of the occasion. On Tuesday, Nov. 12, KPC will be hosting a necklace-making event titled “Nats’ii zagha

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so they wanted to recognize both cultures with the name. After the dances and introductions from the instructors in the three Alaska Native languages represented Saturday, the group walked

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have opposed the loosening deadlines. “We have shared concerns regarding the timelines established in the Clean Air Act and our ability to actually implement changes to improve our air quality within the time frames,” Borough Mayor Bryce Ward said. “I was not aware until this week that Senator Sullivan’s office had

‘snelyaayi baninic’ezet” or “You think good things while making a necklace.” The event will be held from 6:30-9 p.m. in the McLane building, room 266. Participants will learn to make necklaces for a Dene giveaway. On Thursday, Nov. 14, KPC students are encouraged to wear their moccasins and regalia on campus for “Rock Your Mocs” day. A group photo is planned for

4 p.m. that day. Also on Thursday, Nov. 14, KPC will be screening “Dawnland,” an Emmy-winning film that tells the story of Indigenous child removal in the U.S. and explores the impact of Maine’s child welfare practices on the Wabanaki people through the nation’s first-ever government-sanctioned truth and reconciliation commission. The film will be screened from 6:30-9

p.m. at KPC’s McLane Commons. The following Thursday, Nov. 21, Yup’ik singer and comedian Cody Ferguson will be visiting KPC as a cultural ambassador and giving a presentation on the Evolution of Yup’ik Dance. The event will take place from 5:30-9 p.m. in the McLane Commons. At end the month, on Saturday, Nov. 23, the Kahtnu Yurartet dance group will be hosting a community

p o t l u ck a n d p e r f o r m i ng traditional songs and dances. The gathering will take place from 4-9 p.m. in the multipurpose room of KPC’s Residence Hall. All Heritage Month events are free and open to the public. For more information on any of these events, contact Sondra ShaginoffStuart, KPC Rural and Native Student Services Coordinator, at 907-262-0213.

outside and gathered around a fire pit facing the Kenai River for a ceremony to remember Dr. Boraas. Tyonek Elder Max Chickalusion led the ceremony by speaking on Boraas’ impact on his own life. “His dreams carry on through us,” Chickalusion said. “His vision carries on through us.” Chickalusion said he had known Boraas for more than 40 years, and

for much of that time they were close friends. Chickalusion recalled the first time he met Boraas, when the professor came to visit Chickalusion’s uncle, Peter Kalifornsky. “They sat and talked for hours and I was just in awe listening to the stories they shared,” Chickalusion said. “And that’s how Alan was. You’d stop in for a 10-minute conversation with him and end up talking for two

or three hours.” Those who were around the fire then took turns sharing their memories of Dr. Boraas before tossing a bit of sage into the flames — a symbol of cleansing and a spiritual send-off for the beloved professor. The Kahtnu Yurartet then performed two more dances, one to bless the land and another about ice skating.

To end the ceremony, Yupik speaker Donita Slawson shared a song that she had written for Dr. Boraas, the chorus of which was sung by everyone in the circle. After the ceremony, the group headed back inside and formed language circles for the rest of the day, where instructors taught those in their circles any words or phrases they wanted to learn.

drafted a bill to change the timelines. I am looking into what the bill does and how it would affect the community if adopted by Congress.”

Investigation clears Alaska teacher in slavery lesson NORTH POLE — A preliminar y internal investigation has found a teacher at North Pole High School did not violate school

policies or state or federal laws when teaching a Civil War course that included showing how the South’s economic model was tied to slavery. Some social media posts complained the project was not the appropriate way to teach slavery, and some residents complained to the school board that it was insensitive to the realities of slavery. One man complained to the school board it reduced slaves to an entry item on a plantation’s balance sheet.


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The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District initiated the investigation Oct. 24 after it became aware of the concerns, district spokeswoman Yumi McCulloch said in a Friday email to The Associated Press. Once the teacher was made aware of the concerns, the instructor stopped all activities related to the assignment. The investigation included an interview with the teacher and reviews of emails to the school board and of social media posts. No complaints were received from parents or students, McCulloch said. It was the fifth year the assignment has been used, with no known previous complaints. McCulloch said the assignment was one part of a larger unit and stemmed from discussions with students about why the South fought for slavery and questions from students about how slavery could be justified. “The lesson was intended to show how the South’s economic model was tied to slavery and how the belief in the model had been handed down from generation to generation in the South,” McCulloch said. The next week’s lesson included the North’s response to slavery and the moral


life of abolitionist Harriet Tubman, who took about 70 slaves to freedom on the famed Underground Railroad, to expand the students’ awareness of the time period and the ramifications and inequality of slavery. Officials also have discussed effective practices in teaching about historical trauma with the instructor, a dialogue that will be expanded districtwide, McCulloch said. The district also plans to review curriculum policy, procedures and related staff training.

University of Alaska Southeast chancellor to retire JUNEAU — The chancellor of the University of Alaska Southeast plans to retire in June. The University of Alaska system, in a release, says the search for Rick Caulfield’s successor will begin immediately. A successor is expected to take over in July. Caulfield was appointed chancellor in 2015 but previously worked as a faculty member, professor and provost within the university system. He and his wife plan to remain in Juneau after he retires. — Associated Press



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argument of the abolitionist movement. The investigating officers found “the two lessons appear to be balanced,” she said. The first lesson included students researching costs associated with a large plantation, including what crops to plant, how much yield per acre, the price and the costs of slave labor versus the profit of crop production. “The teacher’s goal for the assignment was to help students understand the economic drivers behind the South’s defense of slavery,” McCulloch said. Resident David Vance told the school board Tuesday night that he appreciated that the project was an attempt to understand the causes and the deep divisions behind the Civil War. “However, as framed, it understands the pre-Civil War South and plantations in terms of a balance sheet in which everything is reduced to price and cost: human lives, political institutions and everything,” he said, according to the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. McCulloch said district officials have discussed the assignment and concerns with the teacher, whom she said has been receptive. The district did not release the teacher’s name. The teacher, she said, took students to see the movie “Harriett,” which details the

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ecently, a father and son duo in Montgomery County presented a “thin blue line” flag made out of wood to their local police station in recognition of National First Responders Day. We’ll give them the benefit of the doubt that they simply wanted to do something nice for police and to respectfully recognize that officers risk their lives each day to protect the rest of us from harm. It’s not uncommon to find such flags in police stations across the country. But the image of a flag with a thin blue line — a metaphor for how police man the front line for keeping social order — has also been associated with white nationalists and, by extension, been used to justify police violence against black residents. Such was the case in Charlottesville, Va., when the flag was used (no doubt much to the consternation of police) by white supremacists. Last Friday, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich cautioned police not to put the flag on display at the station in Germantown. It was a prudent choice, and the whole thing might have just ended with that, but, alas, it didn’t. The union representing police, Montgomery County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 35, issued a statement angrily condemning the decision as an “act of outright disrespect.” And it might have ended with that as well (police unions and elected leaders do a certain amount of fussing at each other routinely), except Gov. Larry Hogan felt an obligation to weigh in as well. On Sunday, he tweeted that the county executive’s decision was “outrageous and unconscionable,” and the kerfuffle made Fox News commentariat, which seldom misses a chance to exploit white-black, police-civilian conflicts. Can President Donald Trump be far behind? These have been challenging times for police and the communities they serve. It doesn’t require the allegations surrounding Freddie Gray’s death here in Baltimore (or, in some cases, acts of police brutality or misconduct against minorities captured on video) to recognize a tension exists between the men and women who serve and protect, and the local residents who fear unfair, heavy-handed discriminatory treatment. Smart police leaders are aware of this and work diligently to mend those fences and restore trust. And then there are those who stick their heads in the sand and refuse to recognize these legitimate concerns. Is a U.S. flag with a blue line in the middle really all that big a deal? It shouldn’t be. Is the Blue Lives Matter movement inherently problematic because its very name signals that it was a reaction to Black Lives Matter and that police lives are therefore valued more than black lives? The argument can be made. So why can’t we just set those things aside and work toward a better relationship between police and minorities? The best choice is to focus on the real stuff, not the metaphors. County Executive Elrich had the right idea: Let’s support police by not trying to sabotage their relationships with folks who already have reason to distrust them. — The Baltimore Sun, Nov. 4



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Respecting our Constitution ‘T his impeachment is not only an attempt to undo the last election — it is an attempt to influence the next one too,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-California, argued last week during the debate over the impeachment of President Donald Trump. And he closed by calling on Democrats to let the American people “choose the next leader of the free world. Follow the principles of our Constitution.” But by invoking the 2016 election in the same breath as the upcoming 2020 election, McCarthy leaves no window for Congress to consider the impeachment of any president. And to imagine the nation’s founders unknowingly nullified the most important constitutional check on presidential power is absurd. McCarthy’s argument was pulled from the letter Trump’s attorney sent to Congress in early October. That also stated the administration wouldn’t comply with initial impeachment inquiry in part because it lacked “the necessary authorization for a valid impeachment.” But when Democrats finally relented and held a vote to formally authorize it, every single Republican opposed it. The White House is still calling it illegitimate, refusing to comply congressional subpoenas and directing witnesses not to testify. That means Democrats will likely add obstruction to articles of impeachment sent to the Senate. Here again the Constitution is clear this isn’t a matter for the voters to decide. It explicitly assigns members of the U.S. Senate to be the jury that ultimately determines whether an elected president should

be removed from office. Among the upper chamber’s Republicans, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, is one of the few who understand the constitutional duty to refrain from judging the case before the House completes its inquiry. Only after they vote to impeach should they consider the evidence presented, deliberate on the charges, and reach their verdict. Murkowski had criticized the initial House impeachment proceedings. But she was one of two who didn’t endorse a resolution condemning it. “A serious lack of transparency will hardly build public trust or credibility for the House’s actions,” she warned. But she went on. “As awful as their process is, the formal impeachment inquiry lies in the House, and it’s not the Senate’s role to dictate to the House how to determine their own rules.” That was a few days before the House vote formalized the inquiry and established the process for public testimony and questioning of witnesses by committee members. Now Murkowski should issue a warning to her own party. Continuing to undermine the legitimacy of the inquiry equates to aiding and abetting presidential obstruction of justice. Every senator knows they can’t possibly render an unbiased, informed verdict unless they’re given a full accounting of the administration’s actions on the Ukrainian controversy. Without it, the outcome of the Senate trial will be no better than if Americans tuned in to Rachel Maddow or Sean Hannity for the verdict they want to hear.

As Emma Green wrote in The Atlantic last week, “one outcome seems sure: This bitter fight will make it even harder for Americans to see their political opponents as reasonable humans. Instead, impeachment may end up serving as one more guidepost, pointing Republicans and Democrats to their respective sides.” The hostility will be inflamed by one unresolved question: was this impeachment constitutionally valid? A Supreme Court ruling may be the only way to definitively answer that. Back in April, Trump tweeted if Democrats “ever tried to Impeach, I would first head to the U.S. Supreme Court.” Since then, House Democrats filed two unrelated lawsuits challenging Trump’s refusal to comply with congressional subpoenas. Both are expected to head to highest court as well. This case should supersede those and be scheduled for an expedited review by the court. Based on past precedents, it seems unlikely they’d intervene on the rules established for the inquiry. But if the court were to stand aside while Trump impedes a thorough investigation by Congress, then the power to impeach may just as well be removed from the Constitution. I don’t believe constitutional conservatives like Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh would stand for that. If they were to join the majority and rule against the president who nominated them, then Americans would know impeaching Trump was legitimate. And more senators might reach a verdict based on the facts instead of partisan loyalties.

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Call with Ukraine ‘perfect’? GOP has many answers By Lisa Mascaro Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Republicans have no unified argument in the impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump , in large part because they can’t agree on how best to defend the president — or for some, if they should. That would require a level of consensus that Trump’s call with the Ukraine president was “perfect,” as he insists. Or it would take a measure of GOP independence from Trump to suggest there may be a need to investigate. Instead, it’s every Republican for himself or herself. Utah Sen. Mitt Romney says the president’s actions toward Ukraine are “troubling.” Other Republicans say the behavior may raise concerns, but it’s not impeachable. South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham calls the whole impeachment inquiry “B.S.” The result is a mishmash of GOP commentary spilling from Capitol Hill that may shield lawmakers, for now, from risky political choices, but leaves them with a disjointed defense of Trump as impeachment hearings push into the public realm this coming week. “It’s not good,” said veteran GOP strategist Alex Conant. “Normally

you want to establish the facts, get them out on their own terms, and build a message around that strategy. They’re not doing any of that.” He added: “It’s hard to rally people to your side without a coherent and sustainable message.” Early on, as the White House ceded the PR strategy to the president, Republicans in the House and Senate parted ways as they confronted the political threat posed by the Democrats’ impeachment investigation. As far back as mid-October, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., gathered his GOP colleagues in private and offered them advice on impeachment. McConnell told Republican senators their best bet was to calibrate their own message about the impeachment inquiry to fit their political situation, according to two people familiar with the private meeting who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the closed-door session. With a Power Point presentation, McConnell outlined the process ahead if the investigation moves to a vote in the House and trial in the Senate. But when it came time to broach what Republicans should say about

impeachment, McConnell showed a preference for saying as little about it as possible. McConnell suggested a couple of options. Senators could say they disagreed with the House process, he said, or they could simply say that as potential jurors in an eventual impeachment trial they wouldn’t discuss it, according to the people familiar with the meeting. It was the kind of political advice one would expect from the riskaverse leader as he tries to insulate his 53-seat GOP majority, including several senators up for reelection in 2020 in states such as Maine and Colorado where voters are split on Trump. “That’s what a good leader does — gives them the flexibility they need to respond. My problem is, given how egregious the president’s conduct is, he’s given them a pass,” said Jim Manley, a veteran Democratic strategist. “Most of these folks have got to know that what the president’s doing is wrong, but they’ve made a cold-hearted, political decision right now it’s best to stick with the president,” he said. At its core, the impeachment inquiry is based on what Democrats say is an improper quid pro quo — a “shakedown” — that

Trump engaged in during his July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelesnkiy. According to a White House rough transcript of the call and testimony from several government officials, Trump was withholding needed military aid the East European ally as he wanted Zelenskiy to investigate Trump’s potential 2020 rival, Joe Biden, as well 2016 U.S. election interference. In the House, where congressional district boundary lines have been drawn in a way that leaves Republicans barely exposed to voters with centrist or left-leaning views, GOP leaders are mounting a more fulsome, if shifting, defense of Trump. GOP leader Kevin McCarthy of California says the president did nothing wrong on the call with Zelenskiy, and Trump’s top allies in the House, including Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, the top Republican on a committee conducting the impeachment inquiry, are leading the daily arguments against Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and the Democrats. Jordan is seen as the “chief messenger” for Republicans, said one senior House GOP aide who was not authorized to publicly discuss the strategy and spoke on

condition of anonymity. The House Republican message against impeachment has four distinct parts, according to this aide: The transcript of Trump’s call with Zelenskiy shows the president did nothing wrong; several key witnesses testified that they don’t have firsthand knowledge of what transpired; the Ukrainians didn’t know the military aid was being upheld until it was publicly reported; and eventually the U.S. agreed to send the money to Ukraine. It’s a message being reinforced daily in the media by Jordan and other Trump surrogates, including Reps. Mark Meadows, R-N.C. and Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., who are also part of the inquiry panels, the person said. What goes without saying, though, is that few Republicans lawmakers are willing to say the call was “perfect” or that there was “no quid pro quo,” as Trump insists. More often, they say a little of this, a little of that. “There are perfectly appropriate quid pro quos and there are inappropriate quid pro quos,” offered Sen. John Kennedy, R-La. “Just saying that there is a quid pro quo, at least based on my analysis of the evidence that I’ve seen so far, is a red herring.”

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FBI: Cybercrimes on the rise because of sophisticated scams By Andrew Selsky Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. — On Dec. 14, 2018, Aaron Cole was about to buy a new house and received an email that he thought was from his title company, directing him to make a $123,000 deposit. Cole complied, not realizing that a sophisticated hacker network had likely been spying on his communications with the title company and that although the email looked like others he had received from the title company, this time, the email address was

slightly different. A week later, the title company called, advising him it was time to send money. The Oregon man suddenly realized he had given away his family’s life savings to criminals. The money was from the sale of their former house. “It was the worst feeling,” Cole said Friday. “And then having to go home and tell my wife that I just gave away all the money. She could tell right when I walked in the house and just sat down, and I just couldn’t come up with the words to tell her.” In 2015, $220 million

was lost to wire fraud in the United States. In 2019, losses will surpass $1.5 billion, according to WFG National Title Insurance Company. In the past, attempts to trick people were often clumsy, FBI agents told journalists on Friday. Now they can be sophisticated. If people are asked via email to transfer money under a deadline, they should not rush and instead call a known number of the person the email is purportedly from and confirm the request, the agents said. “ The emails have gotten well-crafted and

quite detailed. They’re highly tailored to that particular victim,” said Gabriel Gundersen, an FBI supervisory special agent with the Oregon Cyber Task Force. “It’s a social engineering piece, where they’re coercing a victim to do something based on an artificial agenda or an artificial timeline.” In one of the largest cases of its kind in U.S. history, federal authorities in Los Angeles announced an indictment in August charging 80 people, most of them Nigerians, with stealing $6 million in an email scam and money laundering

network. George Chamberlin, assistant special FBI agent in charge of the Portland division, said such cases can take years to develop. Partnerships between victims, local law enforcement, the FBI and its field offices overseas, and law enforcement in other countries is critical to combatting this transnational crime, said Loren Cannon, the FBI’s special agent in charge of the Portland office. In Oregon, losses surpassed $24 million from computer-related crimes from Jan. 1 through Sept. 30

of this year. For all of last year, $23.5 million was stolen, the FBI said. Most of the money has been lost in so-called business email compromise scams, in which organized crime groups trick victims into making wire transfers to bank accounts controlled by the criminals. Cole, from the Portland suburb of Oregon City, was lucky. His title firm, WFG National Title Insurance Company, hired him — for the same amount of money he lost — to be a spokesman to warn others about cyber scams.

Pot or not? Busts highlight growing confusion over hemp By Michael R. Sisak Associated Press

NEW YORK — The CBD craze might be leaving the war on drugs a bit dazed and confused. The extract that’s been showing up in everything from candy to coffee is legally derived from hemp plants, which look and smell an awful lot like that other cannabis — marijuana. They’re so similar, police officers and the field tests they use on suspected drugs sometimes can’t tell the difference.

Case in point, New York City police boasted on social media this week about what seemed like a significant drug bust: 106 pounds (48 kilograms) of funky, green plants that officers thought sure seemed like marijuana. But the Vermont farm that grew the plants and the Brooklyn CBD shop that ordered them insisted they’re actually industrial hemp, and perfectly legal. And, they said, they have paperwork to prove it. Nevertheless, when the shop’s owner brother went

to the police station to straighten things out, he was arrested. Police said a field test had come back positive for marijuana. Shop owner Oren Levy said that’s likely because hemp often tests positive for a permissible, trace amount of THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, which is the chemical in cannabis that causes people to get high. Field tests used by law enforcement officers can detect THC but aren’t sophisticated enough to specify whether a shipment is legal

hemp or low-grade illegal pot, and drug-sniffing dogs will alert on both. “He was a hungry cop. He thought he had the bust of the day,” said Levy, whose Green Angel CBD NYC sells oils, teas and other products containing the extract. He said he fears the seizure could force him out of business. CBD, or cannabidiol, is also found in marijuana but does not have an intoxicating effect. Some people say it provides them with pain and anxiety relief. “I can’t believe I’m going through this for a

legal business,” Levy said. “I can’t believe my poor brother got locked up.” Oren and Ronen Levy are not alone. Since the U.S. government removed industrial hemp last year from the list of illegal drugs, a number of similar cases have cropped up across the country. In July, a man who said he was delivering 300 pounds of hemp to a Minnesota CBDoil processing company was arrested in South Dakota after authorities there said it tested positive for THC.

The substance “looked and smelled like raw marijuana,” a state trooper said. In January, Idaho authorities arrested a truck driver and seized nearly 7,000 pounds of what they believed to be marijuana, even though the company shipping the material said accompanying paperwork made clear it was industrial hemp. At least two other truckers and two security guards involved in transporting what they said was industrial hemp have been arrested and charged with felony drug

Judge grants USWNT class status in discrimination lawsuit By Anne M. Peterson Associated Press

The U.S. women’s national team has been granted class status in its lawsuit against

U.S. Soccer that alleges gender discrimination in compensation and working conditions. U.S. District Court Judge R. Gary Klausner’s ruling Friday

in Los Angeles expands the case beyond the 28 players who originally brought the lawsuit to include all players who had been called up to camp or played in a game

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over a multiyear period. U.S. Soccer had opposed the move to certify the class. Twenty-eight players, including stars Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe, were part of the original suit filed against U.S. Soccer in March alleging institutionalized gender discrimination that includes inequitable compensation between the men’s and women’s teams. A May 5 trial date has been set in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. The federation has maintained that compensation for each team is the result of separate collective bargaining agreements, and that the pay structures are different as a result. Men’s team players

are paid largely by appearance and performance, while the contract for the women’s team includes provisions for health care and other benefits, as well as salaries in the National Women’s Soccer League. The players disputed U.S. Soccer’s claims that some of them made more than their male counterparts, maintaining that if men had been as successful as the women’s team, they would have earned far more. The U.S. women won back-to-back World Cup titles in 2015 and 2019. The men failed to make the field for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Judge Klausner did not rule on the merits of the lawsuit

but acknowledged the players’ claims that they were paid less on a per-game basis than the men and did not enjoy the same working conditions. “The failure to provide the (women’s National Team) with equal working conditions is a real (not abstract) injury which affects each Plaintiff in a personal and individual way,” the judge ruled “Plaintiffs also have offered sufficient proof of this injury. Indeed, Plaintiffs have submitted declarations establishing that WNT players were subject to discriminatory working conditions.” Molly Levinson, who speaks for the players in matters of the lawsuit, applauded the ruling.

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Cook Inlet Academy Many students and parents came to process, grind and package the moose bagged by the Outdoor Education class. The meat will be shared and also eaten at the Wild Game Fellowship Feed on Nov. 18. Spirit Week hosted by the Student Council last week. Monday was pajama day; Tuesday was Hawaii Day; Wednesday was formal day and Thursday was dress like your teacher competition day. Friday was Blue and Gold day. Middle school basketball teams will play Chapman School on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15-16 will be the middle school tournament held at CIA. Times will be forthcoming. The schools playing in the tournament will be Ninilchik, Aurora Borealis, Homer, Chapman and Skyview C Team. The girls volleyball team will be hosting Amazing Grace at 6:30 on Nov. 11 and playing Nikolaevsk at 5:30 on Nov. 14.

Soldotna High School Please join us for these events hosted in the library by the Counseling Department (All are welcome): Monday, Nov. 18 5:30-7 p.m. Bring your 2018 tax information and fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to discover potential money for college or career training. SoHi Counselors and Kenai Peninsula College Financial Aid Department Staff will be assisting students and parents at these events. The after-school tutoring buses will start running on Sept. 3. There are two buses that leave at 4:15 p.m. You must be on the route list to ride the bus. See Ms. Wear in the library to find out more information and/or get on the bus list. You can also email her at twear@ or call 260-7036, 9 a.m.4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Soldotna Stars Letterman Jackets are available to order at http:// Click on Varsity Jackets, find our school by State, select Soldotna High School, starting at $149 you can personalize it anyway you would like. Makes a great Christmas gift! SoHi Pool Schedule M,W,F Morning Lap 6:30-7:30 a.m. Sport Calendar — http:// Teams?entityId=21192 or http:// There are two ways to order a transcript. Each way serves a different purpose. If you need a transcript sent to a college or NCAA or a similar agency, then you will need to log on to: http://www.parchment. com to order transcripts to be sent. The request is then forwarded to SoHi. After processing, it then goes through cyberspace — rather than the US mail — to get to its destination, which is much faster! ALL transcripts that are headed for NCAA, colleges, etc. have to be processed this way! FINAL TRANSCRIPTS! A final transcript is one that shows your second semester grade. If you order your transcript when we are in second semester, you will need to make sure you choose “next grading period” when you go on to Parchment — that way your transcript request will wait until the grades are in at the end of the year before it is sent.

Kenai Central High School October 2019 Student of the Month — Rotary: Andrew Bezdecny; Chamber: Damaris Severson; Elks: Justin Simons; Kard of the Deck: Veronika Budyanu; Super Staffer: Sandra Newberry; Study Skills: Sabrina McConnell; Earth Science: Caden Hall; Language Arts 9: Ryan Pierce; Algebra: Sarai Bravo-Moe; Alaska Studies: Kassandra Renfrow; Anatomy and Physiology: Kaitlynn Gist; Concert Choir: Melanie Misner; World History: Lias Hosmer-Cope; Language Arts 11: Onauma Chanachai; Foods: Phoebe Thomas; Geometry: Gavin Langham.

Soldotna Elementary Nov. 11: Veterans Day (No School) Nov. 28-29: Thanksgiving Holiday (No School) Dec. 2-13: Christmas Kindness Food Drive Dec. 4-5: Holiday Wonderland Shop 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Dec. 5: Soldotna Elementary Band and Choir Concert at 6:30 p.m. in the gym Dec. 16: Winter Concert (Ksixth grade) and Cookie Train 6:30 p.m. at Soldotna High School Congratulations to the Soldotna Elementary Hoop Shoot Winners: Adele Blanning, Liddle Kennamer, Sophia DeCastro, Owen Zalesy, Aimee Goans and Troy Dixon. Parent Pack needs your help! Sign-up for email communications or like the Parent Pack on Facebook for up-to-date volunteer opportunities. Parents can now track student lunch balances online by going to Student notes and bus passes will be sent to classes at 3 p.m. each day. Please send in a note or call prior to this time to ensure your student gets the message.

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There will be a PTA meeting on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 4 p.m. in the Library. Monday, Nov. 11 is a vacation day. There will be no school for students. Mt. View will honor military Veterans and celebrate Veterans Day on Tuesday, Nov. 12 will an all-school assembly. Staff and students are encouraged to wear red, white, and blue. The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District requests input from staff, parents, and community members at the districtwide KPBSD budget development meeting, being held on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. in the Library at Kenai Central High School. If you have questions, please call Natalie Bates at 714-8888. There will be a Site Council meeting on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 4 p.m. in the Library. There is no school on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 28 and 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

K-Beach Elementary Mr. Daniels class is investigating producers, consumers and decomposers in science. They are studying consumers currently and are planning taking apart owl pellets in class after their research. Students are excited about finding out what is inside an owl pellet. Some students are predicting they may see a snake, a bird, or a mouse! Nov. 11: Veterans Day, NO SCHOOL Nov. 28-29: Thanksgiving Holiday, NO SCHOOL Mrs. Baker’s class participated in the Global Read Aloud connecting with classrooms all over the world as they all read Front Desk together. As part of this project, they made postcards that told about their state and their thoughts on the book. They sent those postcards out to each of the 50 states, and are now receiving post cards back from each state.

Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science The Life Skill we are focusing on this week is Effort — To do your best. Christmas Drive forms were sent home in Friday folders on Oct. 31. If you need assistance this holiday season, your form needs to be turned in no later than 4 p.m. on Nov. 15. If you are able to help one of our families with toys, clothing, winter gear or food, please fill out the donation form and turn that in to the office. Thank you in advance for helping make the season bright! Monday, Nov. 11: Vacation Day — No School Tuesday, Nov. 12: Shala Dobson will be with us as our Artist in Residence; 2 p.m. PTA meeting @ Veronica’s Cafe; KPBSD Budget meeting at 6 p.m. in the KSAS library Wednesday, Nov. 13: Shala Dobson will be with us as our Artist in Residence. Thursday, Nov. 14: Shala Dobson will be with us as our Artist in Residence. Friday, Nov. 15: Shala Dobson will be with us as our Artist in Residence; 4 p.m. Christmas Drive forms are due to the office if you need assistance. This is a firm deadline. We are currently accepting lottery applications for the 2020/2021 school year. The deadline for this application is Feb. 28, 2020. If you are interested in attending Kaleidoscope please contact the office for more information at 283-0804. Brrr … It is that time a year again when all students need to bring appropriate outside gear to school including coat, hat, gloves, boots and rain gear if it is raining. Upcoming Events Nov. 28 and 29: Thanksgiving Holiday — No School Dec. 2: Great Alaska Shake Out at 10 a.m. Dec. 6: Fifth grade End of Quarter Celebration of Learning at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 13: First and second grade End of Quarter Celebration of Learning at 3 p.m. Dec. 17: Holiday Concert for first-fifth grade students at 6 p.m. Dec. 19: Kindergarten Cookie Sharing at 2:45 p.m. Volunteers Study trips are already scheduled so watch for student permission forms. If you’d like to volunteer on a trip, you need to be an approved volunteer. Two steps are required each school year to be approved. Go to wp.m.u/volunteers and click the link to the background check. This may take two weeks for approval to be returned. The KSAS volunteer training is our second step, please see the office for information regarding this process.

Skyview Middle School No School for Students and Staff: TOMORROW, Monday, Nov. 11 Basketball this week: Tuesday, Nov. 12: Skyview Boys 8 A vs. Nikiski at Skyview — 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12: Skyview Girls 8 A vs.Nikiski at Skyview — 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13: Skyview Boys B vs. at Skyview — 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13: Skyview Girls B vs. at Skyview — 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14: Skyview Girls 7 A vs. Homer at Homer — 4


p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14: Skyview Boys 7 A vs. Homer at Homer — 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14: Skyview Boys B vs. Homer at Homer (Multi-Purpose Room) — 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14: Skyview Girls B vs. Homer at Homer (Multi-Purpose Room) — 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15 and Saturday, Nov. 16: Skyview Boys and Girls 7 and 8 A Teams Travel to Palmer — Times TBA Site Council Meeting: The Monday, Nov. 18 Skyview Site Council Meeting has been rescheduled to Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. at Soldotna High School. The Skyview Site Council will join the Soldotna High Site Council for the districtwide KPBSD Budget meeting. At this meeting, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District requests input from staff, parents, and community members. For other budget meeting locations and/or new budget information, please visit the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District website or call Natalie Bates at 714-8888. Attention Student Council Members: The Panther Student Council will have an ALL member meeting during FOL in Mrs. Pothast’s classroom on Wednesday, Nov. 13. The FOL is open now — all members please sign up to attend ASAP. Thank you! Attention Student Skiers: Coach Dwyer and Coach Whitney will be having a short, pre-season Nordic ski meeting on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. in the Staff Lounge Rm B210 upstairs for any students with skis who are planning to go out for the Panther Ski Team this year. Parent or guardian must attend. The Skyview Angel Tree is located in the school commons. If you would like to help a Skyview Middle School student in need, please stop by to select a card from the tree. All items purchased need to be returned to the front office by Monday, Dec. 2. Many thanks to the Student Council volunteers who helped out at Parent Teacher Conferences! We appreciate you! Congratulations to the October Students of the Month! Dalton Armstrong, Andrew Arthur, Angel Bannach, Angelina Beck, Nolan Boehme, Montana Bowman, Jay Brott, Evelyn Brown, Ryan Buchanan, Annie Burns, Kenneth Bush, Nicolas Calhoun, Ariana Cannava, George Carpenter, Alina Carrillo Kompkoff, Mackenzie Carson, Noble Cassidy, Avery Ciufo, Alexis Cole, Donovan Cole, Kobe Curry, Nels Dahl, Hayden Eck, Ashlee Fann, Kaitlyn Farmer, Danica Farrar, Blake Ferreira, Bladen Finch, Shaun Firmin, Kadyn Fisher, Tyler Fisher, Kiara Forkner, Ella Frasher, Dylan Gardner, Easton Gentry, Izaiah Gilbert, Terryn Gomez, Michael Grimm, Taylor Guilliam, Marcus Hagedorn, Joshua Hancock, Logan Hart, Cash Hartley, Nathan Hawkins, Vincent Heath, Phillip Henry, Lydia Hopper, Marcus Hunt, Regan Hunt, Emma Hunter, Josias Iraheta Sorto, Samantha Ivey, Anika Jedicka, Elijah Jedlicki, Vincint Johnston, Derrick Jones, Brenden Jones, Jocelyn Kampstra, Sadie Lane, Aben Larson, Mercedes Leadens, Charles Leggett, Boyd Lehmberg, Addison Lewis, Hudson Link, Alexis Martinez, Jazzalyn McDonald, Emma Medina, Levi Mickelson, Stefany Montague, Keeley Moore, Kevin Otero Cruz, Ellee Pancoast, Collin Peck, Vann Poage, Scott Powell, Max Reese, Grace Richmond, Valentino Rigutto, Meg Roberts, Allehya Roberts, Emilia Rodriguez, Chloe See, Thornton Smith, Raven Smith, Brooklyn Stewart, Ala Tuisaula, Joey VonHeeder, Lucas Walsh, Madison Watson, Jennifer Webster, Abriella Werner, Xavier West, Destiney Wheeler, Megan Whittom, Haiden Wilkinson, Laylani Williams, Matthias Williams, Lorenzo Wilson, Danika Winslow, Julene Yager

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Connections Dates To Remember: Nov. 12 – Nov. 12 – SOLDOTNA: Scholastic Book Fair 9-4 COME CHECK IT OUT! Nov. 13 - Kenai National Wildlife Refuge – OWL PELLETS! Nov. 13 - SEWARD: School Picture Retakes @ Seward Middle School - Time TBD Nov. 14 – HOMER: STEAM Challenge Paper Roller Coasters (more info below) Nov. 15 - Central Peninsula School Picture Retakes @ Borough Building 3-5 Nov. 15 - High School Eligibility Due Nov. 21 - Kenai Watershed Forum Middle/High School Program 12/05 - Kenai National Wildlife Refuge – PAPER MAKING! 12/13 – Semester Reports Due 05/04 – Kenai Fjords Marine Science Tour (more info below) Soldotna Office – Kenai Recreation Center gym time every Tuesday from 12-2p.m. Homer Office - SPARC activities every Wednesday from 1:30 – 2:30 CONNECTION FAMILIES: Check out our new link for Connections events! These are community events that Connections students may be interested in! Central Peninsula: https:// lz7z7ea4ii7w Homer: dbynagle/HomerConnections Seward: lhaskins1/SewardConnections HOMER: Climbing at the Bay Club: Who: Students in grades Kindergarten-12th grade What: Learn to climb by certified belayers at The Bay Club Climbing wall. Where: Bay Club on Kachemak Drive When: Mondays from 2:305:30 starting Nov. 4-Dec. 16th (6 sessions) SOLDOTNA: Scholastic Book Fair: Nov. 12th – 15th from 9-4p.m. COME CHECK IT OUT! Come join Connections at the Soldotna office: Nov. 12-15 from 9am – 4p.m. for an Arctic Adventure Book Fair! Families who make a purchase will be entered into a drawing for a Thanksgiving dinner! Check out the interactive book flyer here: https://bookfairs. connectionsprogramschool STEAM Challenge Paper Roller Coasters!

For this project you will make your own roller coaster out of paper and tape, and learn about roller coaster physics along the way! Who: All 4-8th graders What: Come join us in creating paper roller coasters. This class is not intended to be a one-day class, although there is some flexibility with our working session, participants should complete their coaster for our challenge Dec. 5th. Where: Nov. 14, 21, Dec. 5th: meet at the Homer back office for working sessions for our coasters. Dec. 12th we will host our competition at Islands and Oceans. If you cannot attend all sessions but would still like to participate, please contact Joanna Fonkert @ or Jake Parrett They can also answer any questions you have. Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Activities: Connections has partnered with the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge to bring several FREE exciting activities to our homeschool families. Space is limited so please sign up asap with Kellie Davidson: or call 7148880 to reserve your spot: Nov. 13 - Owl Pellet Dissection from 1p.m.-3p.m. 12/05 - Paper Making – 2 sessions: 1 -2 and 2:30-3:30

Sterling Elementary Thank you for sharing this information! Nov. 11: Vacation/Veterans Day – No school Nov. 12-16: Recycling contest between primary and intermediate classes! Cans and plastics #1 and 2 are accepted. Need volunteers with trucks on Nov. 16 at 11 a.m. to bring all of our recyclables to the dump! Call the office if you can help! Nov. 12: Site Council and District Budget meeting at 5 p.m. in Room 167A. Meetings are open to the public! If you can make it, please call our office. Refreshments will be provided so we want to have enough. Nov. 13: World Kindness Day! What will you do to change the world? Nov. 15: Falcon Fun Night for Sterling students! Nov. 20: National Educational Support Professional Day! Thank you to all of our support staff! Nov. 22: Substitute Educators’ Day — we love our substitutes! And we need more! Please call district office if you’d like to substitute at our school! Thank you for our visits from our Kenai Brown Bears! It has

been so exciting for our students and staff to have these fine young men as models within our school!

Nikiski Middle/High School Monday, Nov. 11: NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS – VETERANS DAY Tuesday, Nov. 12: Middle School Basketball @ Skyview 8 — Boys A 3 / Girls A 4:30 Thursday, Nov. 14: High School Volleyball State Tournament @ Alaska Airlines Center Friday, Nov. 15: High School Volleyball State Tournament at Alaska Airlines Center; High School Wrestling Varsity at Lancer Smith Memorial in Palmer Saturday, Nov. 16: High School Volleyball State Tournament @ Alaska Airlines Center; High School Wrestling Varsity @ Lancer Smith Memorial in Palmer Madelin Weeks is the Kenai Rotary Student of the Month for November! Order your yearbook now at The price is $50 now, but will go up in January. Congratulations to the following All-State Football players: Michael Eiter first-team wide receiver and punter; Sam Berry first-team defensive back; Michael Mysing second-team running back; Caileb Payne second-team guard and inside linebacker; Koleman McCaughey second-team defensive line.

Kenai Middle School There is NO SCHOOL on Monday, Nov. 11 in honor of Veteran’s Day. A heartfelt thank you to all who have served! On Tuesday, Nov. 12 we have basketball games here at KMS against ABCS. Boys “B” play at 3 , Girls “A” play at 4:30 p.m., and Boys “A” finish the night starting at 6 p.m. After School Tutoring begins on Tuesday as well. Tutoring is on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 2:30-4 p.m. Students must have a permission slip on file in order to participate. Permission slips are available at the office. Christmas Drive applications are now available. Please contact the office if you’d like one sent home with your student. Applications are due no later than Dec. 4. On Friday, Nov. 15 KMS will host “A” Basketballs games here at Kenai Middle against Seward. “B” teams will play at KCHS. Games begin at 3 for both venues. #gokossacks.


Nikiski North Star Elementary School is closed today for Veterans Day. NNS will be having a Veteran’s Day assembly tomorrow, Tuesday Nov. 12. The assembly will begin at 2 p.m. in the gym. This will be a great opportunity for NNS to recognize the sacrifice of those who serve in the military and also the family members of those who serve. If you are a member of the NNS community and you have previously served or are currently serving in the military, you are invited to join in and be recognized by the students and staff. There will be a KPBSD budget meeting involving the NNS and NMHS site councils on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. in the high school library. Everyone is welcome to attend and provide input as well as learn more about the KPBSD budget. For more information, please call the school office at 776-2600. The holiday food drive is underway at NNS. We are helping to provide food at Thanksgiving and Christmas for families in need. Each classroom has a box for collections. Please send in nonperishable foods and canned goods. NNS appreciates your generosity! The music room is looking for extra keyboards to use for the month of November. Fourth and fifth grade students will be learning the basic notes and chord structures on the keyboard. Any extra keyboards that NNS could use at school would be greatly appreciated. Please be sure your

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Pro-democracy lawmakers charged, student mourned By Eileen Ng Associated Press

HONG KONG — Police in Hong Kong said Saturday that they have arrested and charged six pro-democracy lawmakers, a move that could escalate public fury a day after the death of a university student linked to months of anti-government protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Protesters vented their anger over Chow Tsz-Lok’s death and vowed not to give up their resistance at a police-approved prayer rally Saturday night, with frequent chants of “Hong Kong people, revenge” and “Free Hong Kong.” The 22-year-old died Friday, succumbing to injuries four days after falling from a parking garage when police fired tear gas during clashes with protesters. Although the circumstances of his death are unclear, many blame police who have been accused of

heavy-handed tactics since the unrest began in June, including widespread use of tear gas and pepper spray. Police said they arrested six lawmakers and charged them Saturday with obstructing the local assembly during a raucous May 11 meeting over a now-shelved China extradition bill that sparked the five months of protests calling for democratic reforms. All were freed on bail. A seventh lawmaker received a summons but failed to turn up at a police station to face arrest, a police spokesman said. Pro-democracy lawmakers slammed the government clampdown as a calculated move after Chow’s death to provoke more violence as an excuse to postpone or cancel Nov. 24 district elections — polls viewed as a barometer of public sentiment amid the unrest. “We’ll say no to their plans,” lawmaker Tanya Chan told a news conference. “It is a de facto referendum for all Hong

Kong voters to cast their vote and say no to police brutality and say no to our unjust system.” She said the district elections will also send a crucial message to Beijing, accused by protesters of interfering in Hong Kong’s freedoms and rights promised when the former British colony returned to Chinese control in 1997. Hong Kong’s constitutional and mainland affairs secretary, Patrick Nip, said police made the arrests based on their investigation and that they had nothing to do with the upcoming elections. Violence erupted late Friday when protesters took to the streets following memorial events in multiple locations to mark Chow’s death. On Saturday night, thousands gathered at a Christian memorial service for Chow, singing hymns and laying white flowers and paper cranes at a makeshift stage in a downtown park.

It wasn’t clear what Chow was doing at the garage early Monday as mobs clashed with police in the streets below. Police have repeatedly denied that officers pushed him down and had delayed emergency services that delayed treatment. A friend of Chow told a citizens’ press conference earlier Saturday that he had joined every protest since June. “We, friends, were doing what we could on the streets. We were frustrated with the tyranny of this government,” said the friend, who wore a mask and didn’t identify himself. At the evening prayer rally, various speakers, including hard-line protesters, took to the stage to call for justice for Chow and vowed never to surrender. “Hong Kong people can be struck down but never defeated,” said a masked protester. Another protester urged citizens to show their anger by going out early to vote in the district council elections.

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People attend a vigil Saturday for student Chow Tsz-Lok in Hong Kong. Chow Tsz-Lok, the Hong Kong university student who fell off a parking garage after police fired tear gas during clashes with anti-government protesters, died Friday in a rare fatality in five months of unrest, fueling more outrage against authorities in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.

Prominent activist Joshua Wong, who has been barred from running in this month’s polls, said the city can emerge from the chaos if protesters unite and fight on despite the tough road ahead. Shortly after the event ended, police issued

warnings to dozens of protesters gathered outside the office of Hong Kong’s embattled leader adjacent to the park. Some protesters pointed laser beams at the Chinese garrison building nearby and heckled police, but they later dispersed.

Iraqi forces kill 6 protesters, retake key Baghdad bridges By Qassim Abdul-Zahra Associated Press

BAGHDAD — Iraqi security forces killed six antigovernment protesters and wounded more than 100 others on Saturday, pushing them back from three flashpoint bridges in central Baghdad, medical and security officials said. Five of the protesters were killed by live ammunition, while the sixth died after being shot in the head with a tear gas canister. The Iraqi officials spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations. The current cycle of

anti-government protests and the heavy-handed security crackdown has left more than 250 people dead. Mass protests erupted in Baghdad and across southern Iraq last month, calling for the overhaul of the political system established after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion. The deaths occurred Saturday as the protests intensified in the afternoon, when demonstrators tried to reach the three bridges spanning the Tigris River to the heavily fortified Green Zone, the seat of government. Protesters have tried to force their way across on an almost daily basis.

Today in History Today is Sunday, Nov. 10, the 314th day of 2019. There are 51 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Nov. 10, 1938, Kate Smith first sang Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America” on her CBS radio program. On this date: In 1775, the U.S. Marines were organized under authority of the Continental Congress. In 1871, journalist-explorer Henry M. Stanley found Scottish missionary David Livingstone, who had not been heard from for years, near Lake Tanganyika in central Africa. In 1928, Hirohito (hee-roh-hee-toh) was enthroned as Emperor of Japan. In 1938, Turkish statesman Mustafa Kemal Ataturk died in Istanbul at age 57. In 1944, during World War II, the ammunition ship USS Mount Hood (AE-11) exploded while moored at the Manus Naval Base in the Admiralty Islands in the South Pacific, leaving 45 confirmed dead and 327 missing and presumed dead. In 1954, the U.S. Marine Corps Memorial, depicting the raising of the American flag on Iwo Jima in 1945, was dedicated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in Arlington, Virginia. In 1969, the children’s educational program “Sesame Street” made its debut on National Educational Television (later PBS). In 1975, the U.N. General Assembly approved a resolution equating Zionism with racism (the world body repealed the resolution in Dec. 1991). The ore-hauling ship SS Edmund Fitzgerald mysteriously sank during a storm in Lake Superior with the loss of all 29 crew members. In 1982, the newly finished Vietnam Veterans Memorial was opened to its first visitors in Washington, D.C., three days before its dedication. Soviet leader Leonid I. Brezhnev died at age 75. In 1990, the movie comedy “Home Alone,” starring Macaulay Culkin, premiered in Chicago. In 1997, a judge in Cambridge, Massachusetts, reduced Louise Woodward’s murder conviction to involuntary manslaughter and sentenced the English au pair to the 279 days she’d already served in the death of 8-month-old Matthew Eappen (EE’-puhn). In 2017, facing allegations of sexual misconduct, comedian Louis C.K. said the harassment claims by five women that were detailed in a New York Times report “are true,” and he expressed remorse for using his influence “irresponsibly.” Ten years ago: John Allen Muhammad, mastermind of the 2002 sniper attacks that killed 10 in the Washington, D.C. region, was executed. President Barack Obama visited Fort Hood, Texas, where he somberly saluted the 13 Americans killed in a shooting rampage, and pledged that the killer would be “met with justice -- in this world, and the next.” Five years ago: President Barack Obama, at the start of a visit to Beijing, announced that the United States and China would start granting visas to each other’s citizens valid for up to a decade. A suicide bomber set off explosives at a school in northern Nigeria, killing at least 48 students in the latest attack by suspected Boko Haram militants. Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu (ah-BRAY’-oo) was a unanimous winner of the AL Rookie of the Year award and New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom was voted NL Rookie of the Year. One year ago: President Donald Trump, in France to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, canceled a visit to a cemetery east of Paris where Americans killed in that war are buried; rainy weather had grounded the presidential helicopter. Authorities in Northern California said 14 additional bodies had been found in the ruins from a fire that virtually destroyed the town of Paradise. Florida’s secretary of state ordered recounts in the races for governor and U.S. Senate. On “Saturday Night Live,” Pete Davidson apologized for earlier mocking the appearance of newly-elected Republican Congressman Dan Crenshaw of Texas, a veteran who had lost an eye in Afghanistan; he was joined on the “Weekend Update” segment by Crenshaw, a Navy SEAL. Today’s Birthdays: Film composer Ennio Morricone (EHN’-yoh mohr-ee-KOHN’-eh) is 91. Blues singer Bobby Rush is 85. Actor Albert Hall is 82. Country singer Donna Fargo is 78. Former Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., is 76. Lyricist Tim Rice is 75. Actress-dancer Ann Reinking is 70. Actor Jack Scalia is 69. Movie director Roland Emmerich is 64. Actor Matt Craven is 63. Actor-comedian Sinbad is 63. Actress Mackenzie Phillips is 60. Author Neil Gaiman (GAY’-mihn) is 59. Actress Vanessa Angel is 56. Actor Hugh Bonneville is 56. Actor-comedian Tommy Davidson is 56. Actor Michael Jai (jy) White is 55. Country singer Chris Cagle is 51. Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan is 51. Actress Ellen Pompeo (pahmPAY’-oh) is 50. Actor-comedian Orny Adams is 49. Rapper U-God is 49. Rapper-producer Warren G is 49. Actor Walton Goggins is 48. Comedian-actor Chris Lilley is 45. Contemporary Christian singer Matt Maher is 45. Rock singer-musician Jim Adkins (Jimmy Eat World) is 44. Rapper Eve is 41. Rock musician Chris Joannou (joh-AN’-yoo) (Silverchair) is 40. Actor Bryan Neal is 39. Actress Heather Matarazzo is 37. Country singer Miranda Lambert is 36. Actor Josh Peck is 33. Pop singer Vinz Dery (Nico & Vinz) is 29. Actress Genevieve Beuchner is 28. Actress Zoey Deutch (DOYCH) is 25. Actress Kiernan Shipka is 20. Actress Mackenzie Foy is 19.

The protesters were pushed from the Sinak bridge to the nearby Khilani square, where 35 people were wounded, according to medical officials. Security forces also regained control of the nearby Ahrar and Shuhada bridges. The day before, authorities found a bomb under the Sinak bridge and carried out a controlled explosion of it, according to state television. In the southern city of Basra, three more protesters were killed overnight, raising the death toll there to eight since Thursday. Clashes with security forces also wounded 10 people in other parts of southern Iraq, including the city of Nasiriyah, according to security officials. The demonstrators complain of widespread corruption, lack of job

opportunities and poor basic services, including regular power cuts, despite Iraq’s vast oil reserves. They have rejected government proposals for limited economic reforms, and instead called on the country’s political leadership to resign, including Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi. “We consider the peaceful protests of our people as among the most important events since 2003,” AbdulMahdi said in a statement Saturday that vowed to meet the protesters’ demands for wide-ranging reforms. He added that electoral reforms would be put forward soon along with “an important government reshuffle” in response to the protests against the sectarian system imposed in 2003, though the statement didn’t provide

further details. Iraq’s top Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, released a statement saying his office was not part of a deal reportedly reached to keep the prime minister in his post and put an end to the protests. Al-Sistani’s office said the government should respond to protesters’ demands, adding that the cleric’s name was being used for “political exploitation.” In al-Sistani’s Friday sermon, which was delivered by his representative Abdul Mahdi al-Karbalai, the top cleric said it is the responsibility of the security forces to ensure protests are peaceful and to avoid using excessive force against the demonstrators. The prime minister also acknowledged Saturday that the government has

been blocking access to the internet. Shortly after the statement’s release, internet on cellphones resumed for half an hour before being cut again. Netblocks, a group that monitors worldwide internet access, reported a major shutdown by Iraqi authorities as of Monday, with usage in Baghdad and southern Iraq dropping to 19% of normal levels. It said the internet was partially restored early Tuesday, but that “some networks are still offline and social media and messaging apps remain blocked or degraded.” Authorities shut down internet access and blocked social media sites several times during the protests in October, but Netblocks said the latest shutdown was the most severe yet.

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Police outside Bolivia’s presidential palace abandon posts LA PAZ, Bolivia — Police guards outside the presidential palace in Bolivia left their posts on Saturday, increasing pressure on President Evo Morales as he tries to curb nationwide unrest after a disputed election. Growing dissension in police ranks poses a new threat to Morales, who claimed victory after the Oct. 20 vote but has since faced protests in which three people have been killed and hundreds injured. Morales faces “the most complicated moment” in his 14 years in power and the situation could deteriorate, said Jorge Dulón, a political analyst at the Catholic University of Bolivia in La Paz. The Organization of American States is conducting an audit of the election count. Findings are expected Monday or Tuesday. The opposition, which has alleged vote-rigging, says it will not accept the results because they were not consulted about the audit plan. Police units in some cities started protesting on Friday, marching in the streets in uniform as anti-government protesters cheered them from the sidewalks. Defense Minister Javier Zabaleta initially downplayed the police protests, saying a “police mutiny occurred in a few regions.”

30 years since Berlin Wall fell

BERLIN— Germany marked the 30th anniversary Saturday of the opening of the Berlin Wall, a pivotal moment in the events that brought down Communism in eastern Europe.

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Leaders from Germany, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic attended a ceremony at Bernauer Strasse — where one of the last parts of the Berlin Wall remains — before placing roses in the once-fearsome barrier that divided the city for 28 years. “The Berlin Wall, ladies and gentlemen, is history,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel said later at a memorial service inside a small chapel near where the Wall once stood. “It teaches us: No wall that keeps people out and restricts freedom is so high or so wide that it can’t be broken down.” Noting the cruelty of the East German regime — which had torn down a previous church on the former death strip site so snipers could get a better shot at people fleeing to the West — Merkel paid tribute to those who were killed or imprisoned during the Communist dictatorship and insisted that the fight for freedom worldwide isn’t over. “We are bereft of excuses, challenged to do our part for freedom and democracy,” she said.

Freed ex-president tells crowd Brazil’s left can win in 2022 SAO BERNARDO DO CAMPO, Brazil — Freed from his cell, former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva told thousands of jubilant supporters Saturday that the left can take back Brazil’s presidency in the 2022 election. Dressed in a black blazer and T-shirt, da Silva spoke from a stage outside the union near Sao Paulo that he once led and that served as the base for his political career. The crowd of red-clad supporters cheered and waved flags. “We are going to do a lot of fighting. Fighting is not one day on, then three months off, then back. Fighting is every day,” said da Silva, a 74-year-old who promised to bring the energy of a 30-year-old to the streets. In his 45-minute speech, he spoke briefly of conservative President Jair Bolsonaro, who won the 2018 election after da Silva’s corruption conviction barred him from running. Da Silva said Brazilians must accept the results of the democratic election and work to defeat the “ultra-right” in 2022.

Floods become UK election issue as parties spar over funding LONDON — British political leaders swapped blame Saturday over floods that have drenched parts of England as the deluge became an issue in the campaign for the Dec. 12 election. Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn visited areas of south Yorkshire in northern England that were soaked by overflowing rivers after as much as 4.4 inches of rain — more than a month’s worth — fell in one day. One woman died when she was swept away by floodwaters. The rain eased Saturday but the Environment Agency said seven severe “danger to life” flood warnings remained in place along the swollen River Don. — Associated Press

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inspections by operators of such high-hazard dams every three years. The last comprehensive field inspection was conducted in 2010 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which completed building the tunnel into Seward’s Bear Mountain in 1940. Cobb said a unique ownership link between the city and the Corps complicates corrective action. The Corps is responsible for maintaining the 690-yard-long tunnel through at least 2022, while the city is in charge of the operation and routine maintenance of the adjacent 400-foot diversion dam. “The Corps of Engineers and the municipality and the state recognize that there’s some deficiencies out there, and there’s steps being taken to try to come up with a reasonable solution to protect the people of the city of Seward,” Cobb said. The Lowell Creek dam complex is among those rated as high-hazard in the state because of the potential for loss of life if they failed. It was examined in an Associated Press review of such dams across the country. The AP identified at least 1,680 dams nationwide that are highhazard and are considered to be in poor or unsatisfactory condition, potentially putting thousands of American lives at risk if those dams were to fail. The investigation covers the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico but excludes five states that did not fully comply with records requests. The AP review found five dams in Alaska deemed to be high-hazard and in poor condition, all in sparsely populated areas. The Lowell Creek complex also is designated as a high-hazard dam, but it has no formal condition designation.

A report by the Corps of Engineers said the condition of the diversion dam was found to be adequate during its 2010 field inspection, while adding this caveat: “But the system as a whole has unacceptable high risk under severe loading system.” Former Seward Mayor David Squires said the diversion dam was built as a levee, but later designated as a dam under federal rule changes. That puts it out of compliance for today’s stricter building standards for dams. Once the outdated parts of the system can meet current standards, the inspection rules will be followed, he said. Until then, any inspection would show it to be out of compliance. The city is waiting for the Corps to complete a $3-million feasibility study it helped fund to study options for bringing the system up to acceptable safety standards. Corps officials say the agency also has shouldered much of the cost of major repairs, particularly in later decades when erosion ate away at the lining of the tunnel. Last year, the federal agency completed $8.2 million in major repairs to the tunnel, including rebuilding the badly eroded floor. The Corps also inspects the tunnel most years, but the check was skipped this spring because the water flow was too heavy. The shortfalls of the system are evident during heavy storms. Trees and boulders the size of small cars wash through the tunnel from the glacier-fed creek, which formed the fan-shaped sediment deposit on which the town was built in the early 1900s. Even with the help of city excavators, the deluge gushing from the tunnel has damaged nearby structures in recent years, including a shellfish hatchery. In 2006, the overflow pushed muddy water and sand 3-feet


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This undated photo provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers shows a diversion dam on Lowell Creek, high above the town of Seward. Beginning every fall, heavy storms test Seward’s antiquated flood-control system, leading to fears of a major disaster should it finally fail after nearly eight decades of diverting a fast-moving creek away from its historical route through town. Officials say a tunnel that carries flood waters from Lowell Creek to Resurrection Bay could get clogged by tree stumps or boulders.

deep into the Alutiiq Pride Shellfish Hatchery, wiping out the entire stock. In response, pumps and electrical equipment were elevated in case of another flood, said hatchery director Jeff Hetrick. Another storm in 2012 caused less damage, but more than a foot of water still got in. “The amount and volume of water and debris that comes down that waterfall in a rain event is pretty humbling,” Hetrick said. Sitting near the tunnel’s entrance, Providence Seward Medical and Care Center has developed a detailed response plan, including evacuation details, in case

floodwaters ever breach the dam. “It’s always on our minds,” said Lila Hurst, the hospital’s emergency management coordinator. Some local residents downplay the danger, in part because it’s been discussed for so long, but officials believe their concerns are justified. Finding a solution has been difficult, even as millions of dollars have been spent on maintenance and repairs over the decades. The Corps of Engineers’ study of major upgrades is not expected to be completed until 2021. Among the possibilities being considered, the most likely options will be drilling a larger, second tunnel or

enlarging the existing one, said Bruce Sexauer, chief of the Corps’ Alaska district civil works branch. Congress has not approved money for any construction. The Corps also is working with the city to develop an emergency action plan for the Lowell Canyon area. Meanwhile, there are no emergency warning devices for the dam and tunnel complex. A sensor to gather velocity data and other information was installed last year at the tunnel exit, said the city’s public works director, Doug Schoessler. But a city worker still must visually monitor the tunnel and dam during storms.

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Jacoby, Story shine at state swim meet By Joey Klecka Peninsula Clarion

Seward’s Lydia Jacoby races to the win in the girls 100-yard breaststroke final Saturday at the ASAA state swimming and diving championship at the Bartlett pool in Anchorage. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Growing up in a swimming family, Madison Story knew her mother had a history in the sport. But it wasn’t until an offhand comment made by a teammate just last year opened her eyes to just how fast her mom, Corise Story, used to be. “This guy was bragging about his time in the 200 back(stroke) and my mom

was like, ‘Actually I have a faster time,’” Story recounted. Now Story can say she’s on the same level as her mom. Story joined her mother in the annals of Alaska state championship swimming Saturday with a victory in the girls 200-yard individual medley at the Bartlett pool in Anchorage. With the win, Story became the first Homer girl to win a state swim crown in 26 years, going back to her mother,

formerly Corise Bittner. A 1994 Homer grad, Corise won three state titles in the 100 backstroke and a title in the 200 IM, the same event her daughter won Saturday. Story raced to the victory in 2 minutes, 7.07 seconds, beating out the likes of Dimond ace Dreamer Kowatch and Seward phenom Lydia Jacoby, who won the state breaststroke See swim, Page B2

Homer takes 2nd at ACS Invite Staff Report Peninsula Clarion

G l e n na l l e n e dg e d Homer for the team title at the Anchorage Christian Schools Denali Auto Glass Invite on Saturday. The tournament is considered a good preview of the small-schools state tournament. The Panthers had 197.5 points, while Homer had 162. Kenai was ninth with 90, Nikiski was 10th with 88 and Seward was 26th with 21 points. Mose Hayes took first at 152 for Homer, while Anthony Kalugin at 189 and Alex Hicks at 285 had second-place finishes. Also for Homer, Russell Nyvall (125) and Ryan Hicks (215) were fourth, Austin Cline (119) was fifth and Afony Reutov was sixth. Tucker Vann took a title at 160 for the Kardinals, while Rocky Sherbahn was second at 215. Also for Kenai, Talon Whicker (112) was fourth and Owen

Whicker (112) was fifth. Koleman McCaughey paced Nikiski by taking second at 171. Also for the Bulldogs, Jaryn Zoda (130) and Caileb Payne (189) were fifth. For Seward, Dylan Marcus was fourth at 285 and Marcus Lastimosa was fifth at 285. In the girls invitational at ACS, North Pole took the title with 167.5 points, while Homer was fourth with 62, Soldotna was ninth with 44 and Seward was 28th with 12. Rayana Vigil took a title at 189 pounds for the Mariners, while Cecilia Fitzpatrick was second at 103. For the Stars, Vydell Baker was third at 125, while Trinity Donovan was fourth at 145. Seward received a sixthplace finish from Pricilla Stoltz at 125. Stars take 2nd at Glenn See PIN, Page B3

Kenai River Brown Bears forward Cody Moline celebrates his goal in the first period against the Chippewa (Wisconsin) Steel on Friday at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Brown Bears sweep Chippewa By Jeff Helminiak Peninsula Clarion

The Kenai River Brown Bears swept the Chippewa (Wisconsin) Steel on Friday and Saturday in North American Hockey League play at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. The Bears won 5-4 on Saturday and 6-1 on Friday. The Bears gained a measure of revenge for getting bounced off the ice by

8-2 and 5-0 scores when the two squads met in Wisconsin in early October. Kenai River moves to 11-5-1-2 and remains in second place in the Midwest Division, two points behind the divisionleading Fairbanks Ice Dogs. Chippewa is in third place at 10-6-0-0, five points behind the Bears. Kenai River now hosts the Springfield (Illinois) Blues in three games, starting Thursday at 7 p.m.

Friday, Cody Moline had two goals and Max Helgeson added three assists to lead the Bears. “I think we just had an off weekend in Wisconsin,” said Moline, who recorded his first two-goal game in the NAHL. “We were running too high and came out slow. “They’re a really good team and we lost our focus.” See bears, Page B3

Homer netters capture Southcentral championship By Staff Report Peninsula Clarion

The Homer volleyball team swept Kenai Central in the Southcentral Conference championship game in Seward on Saturday, wrapping up the Mariners’ first conference title since 2014. The Mariners, who won 25-21, 25-18 and 25-17, also earn a repeat trip to state with the title, while the Kardinals will go to state for the first time in 14 years thanks to their

second-place finish. Nikiski, the defending Class 3A state champs, did what they had to Saturday to try and earn a fourthstraight state berth via the at-large route. The Bulldogs topped Seward 25-12, 25-19, 23-25 and 25-19 in the morning to make the third-place game, then earned third by topping ACS 25-17, 25-16, 18-25 and 25-15. Kaitlyn Johnson was named MVP of the conference for Nikiski. ACS had defeated Redington 25-21, 25-15 and 27-25 to make the

third-place game. First-year Homer head coach Stephanie Carroll, whose squad had to wait for the Alaska School Activities Association to bestow a state berth upon them last year, said the Bulldogs have a great shot. “I think they will,” she said. “The conference has been so strong the last couple of years. I’m not sure how the whole process works, but I feel like they’ll probably get it.” The Homer victory shows the conference tourney is all about

peaking at the right time. “We kind of hit the wall a few weeks ago,” Carroll said. “We struggled through those last couple conference games. Even the weekend of Dimond-Service, we were up and down.” After losing to Nikiski in both conference matches, the Mariners topped the Bulldogs 25-16, 25-18 and 25-19 on Friday. Outside hitter Marina Carroll powered the Mariners with 12 kills. Karmyn Gallios and Laura Inama

had four kills each, while Tonda Smude notched two kills and two aces and Kelli Bishop recorded two aces. Stephanie Carroll said outside hitters Marina Carroll and Inama were key in the match. For the Mariners in the championship match, Marina Carroll had seven kills and an ace, Smude had five kills and three aces, Inama had six kills and an ace, and Gallios had See sc, Page B3

Palmer claims NLC crown; SoHi takes 3rd to earn state bid Staff Report Peninsula Clarion

Soldotna’s Trayce Lyon attacks Wasilla’s Bella Hays at the Northern Lights Conference tournament at Soldotna High School on Saturday in Soldotna. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/ Peninsula Clarion)

The Northern Lights Conference tournament at Soldotna High School proved it’s impossible to tell what’s going to happen in volleyball. All Soldotna knows is the Stars are going to state. In a tournament turned nearly upside down by No. 4 seed Palmer rolling to the championship and losing just one game in the process, the Stars were one of three teams to secure a state berth. Soldotna, the No. 3 seed, did that Thursday by defeating No. 2 Wasilla in five sets. The Warriors and Moose also will be going to state, meaning top-seeded Colony will be staying home. Palmer defeated Wasilla 16-25, 25-21, 25-23 and 25-23 in the championship. In the first match Saturday, Wasilla

earned a state berth by ousting the Knights 25-19, 25-18 and 25-17. Colony coach Steve Reynolds won Coach of the Year, but actually presented his award to Palmer’s Jayme DeHart. DeHart played for Reynolds when he coached at Palmer, and DeHart also is a former assistant coach for Reynolds. After sewing up a state berth Thursday, the Stars were left to chase a conference championship. They twice failed to get into the championship game — getting swept by sizzling Palmer on Friday, then losing a 26-24, 17-25, 25-23, 23-25 and 15-13 heartbreaker Saturday to Wasilla to finish third. “Palmer came in as the four seed and literally swept every game (Friday),” Soldotna head coach Luke

Baumer said. “I told my team that’s volleyball. You never have any idea what’s going to happen.” Baumer told his team all they could do was be mentally and physically prepared for every match. After losing Kylie Ness three weeks ago, Baumer gave his team credit for doing exactly that, pushing the Warriors as far as possible Saturday and defeating them Thursday. The SoHi coach considers Wasilla one of the top three teams in the state. “Both teams just went blow for blow, side-out for sideout, run after run,” Baumer said of Saturday’s match. Soldotna’s Ituau Tuisaula, the conference MVP, and Bailey Armstrong, a secondteamer, traded punishing kills with Wasilla first-teamers Josi See NLC, Page B2


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Schachle and Jada Schultz throughout the match. Baumer said it was Wasilla’s ability to keep the foot to the gas throughout the match that may have made the difference. Thursday, Wasilla took the first two games, then Warriors coach Katie Oxspring said her team suffered a lapse in concentration. “This time was definitely not like that,” Baumer said. “If they were going to lose, they were going to lose going down swinging.” Schultz had four kills and two stuff blocks in the fifth game, while Tuisaula had six kills. The match ended when a Tuisaula kill attempt went just wide. “She is the game changer all the other coaches talk about,” Baumer said of Tuisaula. “I told her we’d set her in that situation 100 more times, even knowing the result. She’s our best player, all out.” Baumer said Serena Foglia also had a great game blocking, while dig artist Holleigh Jaime also made first-team

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all-conference. “Everyone stuck together all the way through the fifth game,” Baumer said. “That’s been our big point all season — to make sure we stick together no matter what.” In a classic Cinderella storyline, Palmer went on a tear Friday to punch a state ticket and earn a state championship berth. Palmer began the day with a 3-0 win over No. 5 Kodiak to advance into a matchup with the No. 1 seed Colony Knights. The Moose then upset the Knights 3-0 to clinch the second state berth from the conference, punctuating the match with a third set score of 25-5. Palmer capped Friday night with a 3-0 victory over host SoHi to clinch a spot in Saturday’s championship game. The Moose prevailed with scores of 28-26, 25-15 and 25-17. The astonishing run left the field wide-eyed. “Palmer, wow, did they come on like nobody’s business,” Baumer said. “When I saw how they beat Colony, I thought hopefully we can hold our own at this point. “Their outside hitters were just absolutely destroying

every team from every angle.” In the loser-out game, Wasilla, which lost Thursday to Soldotna, beat Kodiak 3-0 to eliminate the Bears. After knocking out 29 kills against Wasilla on Thursday, SoHi outside hitter Ituau Tuisaula notched 12 kills and two aces against Palmer. Senior hitter Bailey Armstrong added three kills, junior setter Sierra Kuntz provided 17 assists, senior libero Holleigh Jaime had 15 digs and senior middle Serena Foglia added two blocks. Baumer said the Stars didn’t necessarily play bad against Palmer, but the Moose just continued to find ways to pummel their way past SoHi’s front line of defense. “We stayed together, had good energy and were getting a lot of balls up and going through the strategy we wanted,” he said. “The problem was their outside hits were so strong they were busting through our blocks.” All-Conference awards

Most Valuable Player: Ituau Tuisaula, Soldotna. Coach of the Year: Steve Reynolds, Colony. First team: Madison Wakaliuk – Colony, Kelsey Giese – Palmer, Kristen Beames – Palmer, Katrina Pruitt – Kodiak, Talia Villnerve – Palmer, Josi Schachle – Wasilla, Jada Schultz – Wasilla, Holleigh Jaime – Soldotna, Sam Bryant – Colony, Ituau Tuis-

Soldotna’s Ituau Tuisaula, the Northern Lights Conference MVP, attacks Wasilla at the conference tournament at Soldotna High School on Saturday in Soldotna. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion) aula – Soldotna. Second team: Heidi Brewer – Wasilla, Lily Hyce – Wasilla, Emily Cizek – Wasilla, Bailey Armstrong – Soldotna, Ashley Luto – Kodiak, Bella Brown –

Colony, Hallee Yundt – Colony, Meagan Grogan – Palmer, and Deana McNutt – Palmer. Good sport team: Cianna Jorgenson – Colony, Joie Macariola – Kodiak, Aurora Davidson – Palmer,

Bella Hayes – Wasilla, Abbie Fullenwider - Soldotna.

Soldotna’s Ethan Evans races in the boys 100-yard breaststroke final Saturday at the ASAA state swimming and diving championship at the Bartlett pool in Anchorage. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

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title by lowering her own record. Kowatch finished second in 2:08.55 while Jacoby was third in 2:09.83. The win was the first state title for a Homer athlete in a swim event since 2011 and the first state title – swimming or diving — for Homer since 2013. “My mom’s been my biggest supporter all my life,” Story said. “I’m extremely happy, it’s been my goal since I was young.” Corise was poolside with her husband, Paul, to watch their daughter’s achievement, and said seeing Madison reach that goal after picking up the sport at age 7 filled her heart with pride. “She’s always been a strong little swimmer,” Story said. “And we love it when she gets out of the pool and looks up at us.” The win was the only victory for Homer on Saturday, but the Mariners finished fifth in the statewide team race 44 points. Behind Homer, the peninsula also got team finishes of 11th from Seward and 19th from Soldotna. The Dimond Lynx won the team title with 100 points, beating runner-up Eagle River by 26 points. The boys championship was won by the Service Cougars, who amassed 102 points to nip Dimond by three points. Kenai Central led the peninsula in ninth with 24 points, while Seward was 10th with 18 points. Soldotna finished 12th with 13 points. In addition to Story’s accomplishment, the Homer girls also got a second-place finish in the 200-yard medley relay, with Story joining Ella Blanton-Yourkowski, Adeline Berry and Delta Fabich in the

silver-medal effort, as well as a third place in the 200 freestyle relay with the same four swimmers. The 200 IM wasn’t a runaway in the early legs. Story had to pace with Kowatch, who led after 50 yards by 0.27 seconds. By the 100-yard mark, Story had eked out a slim lead of 0.03 seconds, but the breaststroke was where Story made her move. By the end of the breaststroke leg, Story had pulled out a 1.3-second lead over Jacoby, who passed Kowatch for second, and by the end, that was enough to hang on as Kowatch came back strong on the freestyle. “I had to be confident,” Story said. “Dreamer’s a really good butterflyer and backstroker, and Lydia is obviously an amazing breaststroker.” The victory also took on extra meaning for Story after battling two years of injuries that kept her from reaching her potential in the pool. Story said she’s shaken those injuries off and has reached new heights. “I had a couple rough years, I didn’t do great at swimming,” Story said. “(But) my mom told me that everyone wants it bad, so you’ve got to race, you’ve got to go get it.” Jacoby had a big day as well. The Seward sophomore lowered her own state record in the girls 100 breaststroke with a sizzling time of 1:00.61, her top effort within Alaska (Jacoby previously swam a 1:00.41 at a Seattle meet). Last year as a freshman, Jacoby posted a 1:03.11 to crush the previous state record. Then, last week at the Region III meet, Jacoby dropped her time to 1:01.93, putting the state on notice that she was coming up with intentions of repeating.

Homer’s Madison Story leads Dimond’s Dreamer Kowatch midway through the girls 200-yard IM final Saturday at the ASAA state swimming and diving championship at the Bartlett pool in Anchorage. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

“I’m really excited about it,” Jacoby said. “I wish I could’ve gotten a couple (tenths) faster, to get under that minute mark, but I’m really excited about beating my time from last year.” Jacoby pulled away quickly in the race, with only her good friend Story threatening behind. Story finished second in the event at 1:03.57, a time still good enough to win most years. The event was yet another edition of the racing rivalry the two peninsula athletes share, and Jacoby said racing her good friend and competitor from Homer is always something she looks forward to. Jacoby added that she was thrilled to see Story notch her first state title. “I love racing with Maddy, she’s one of my best friends,” she said. “We’re obviously really competitive, but I’m super happy for her.” Seward also got a podium finish on the boys side from senior Connor Spanos, who raced to third in the 100 butterfly with a time of 53.15 seconds, lowering his own Seward school record by 0.32 seconds. Hunter Hollingsworth also made the 100 free final for Seward and finished eighth. The Soldotna Stars came close to breaking a 16-year championship drought in swimming races as junior Ethan Evans racked up two podium finishes. Evans took

second in the boys 100 breaststroke and third in the 50 free, lowering his personal bests in both events by a third of a second. His time of 21.26 seconds in the 50 free lowered his own school record in the event. Evans said the sprint nature of the race makes for an event that rewards an aggressive swimmer that also has the ability to stay in control. “The 50 is one of those races that the margin of error is so small,” Evans said. “One thing wrong messes up the whole race.” In the breaststroke, Evans led the field at the halfway mark, but Wisdom posted a fast final lap to beat Evans by almost a second. “After the first 50, I thought maybe I’m on pace to get him,” he said. “But the next 25 wasn’t good for me.” The Soldotna girls team of Madison Snyder, Alex Juliussen, Katie Creglow and Madelyn Barkman finished eighth in the 200 freestyle relay. The Kenai boys were led by Owen Rolph in the 100 butterfly final and Koda Poulin in the 500 free final. Rolph finished sixth in the butterfly while Poulin took eighth in the 500-yard endurance event. The Kardinals also took fifth in the boys 200 freestyle relay, with Rolph and Poulin joining Trevor Bagley and Sorin Sorensen in the effort.

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Saturday at Bartlett pool GIRLS Team scores — 1. Dimond, 100 points; 2. Eagle River, 74; 3. West Valley, 65; 4. Sitka, 60; 5. Homer, 44; 6. Lathrop, 28; 7. South, 26; 8. Thunder Mountain, 21; 9. Colony, 20; 10. Kodiak, 18; 11. Seward, 15; 12. Wasilla, 14; 12. Palmer, 14; 14. Monroe Catholic, 11; 14. Hutchison, 11; 16. Ketchikan, 8; 17. Chugiak, 7; 18. Juneau, 6; 19. Soldotna, 4; 20. Wrangell, 3; 20. West, 3; 22. Valdez, 1. Individual results 200 medley relay — 1. Eagle River (Mercer, Shaw, Borchardt, Fazio), 1:48.85; 2. Homer, 1:51.38; 3. Dimond, 1:52.29; 4. West Valley, 1:52.83; 5. Sitka, 1:53.22; 6. Colony, 1:53.51; 7. South, 1:53.61; 8. Thunder Mountain, DQ. 200 freestyle — 1. McKenzie Fazio, ER, 1:53.36; 2. Breckynn Willis, Dim, 1:58.28; 3. Emma Gassman, Sit, 2:00.27; 4. Leslie Spear, Kod, 2:00.40; 5. Allie Morgan, TM, 2:00.45; 6. Mesa Moran, Jun, 2:02.38; 7. Hannah Boyce, Dim, 2:02.49; 8. Shannon McCallum, Hut, 2:02.52. 200 IM — 1. Madison Story, Hom, 2:07.07; 2. Dreamer Kowatch, Dim, 2:08.55; 3. Lydia Jacoby, Sew, 2:09.83; 4. Patty Eppingher, WV, 2:12.70; 5. Laura Sherrill, Ket, 2:14.22; 6. Samantha Bristor, WV, 2:15.18; 7. Sophia Schwantes, Sit, 2:17.34; 8. Shelby Thompson, Chu, 2:18.68. 50 freestyle — 1. Katy McCarter, Lat, 24.53; 2. Grace Harang, Sit, 24.57; 3. Elizabeth Mercer, ER, 24.89; 4. Brooke Dittlinger, Dim, 25.06; 5. Aubrey Cheng, Sou, 24.20; 6. Isabelle Borke, Dim, 25.21; 7. Victoria Schachle, Mon, 25.36; 8. Renee Roberts, Wra, 25.71. Diving — 1. Carrie Mayer, Was, 437.05; 2. Jenna Walch, Dim, 397.75; 3. Tyler Coffman, Pal, 387.55; 4. Grace Greene, Hut, 372.85; 5. Lily Collins, Was, 363.70; 6. Taylor Miller, Pal, 343.40; 7. Ally Hrncir, Pal, 328.45; 8. Audrey Dietz, Was, 324.30. 100 butterfly — 1. Kiara Borchardt, ER, 57.47; 2. Breckynn Willis, Dim, 57.71; 3. Summer Cheng, Sou, 58.85; 4. Sophia Schwantes, Sit, 1:00.00; 5. Laura Sherrill, Ket, 1:00.02; 6. Alison Narog, Kod, 1:00.22; 7. Adeline Berry, Hom, 1:00.50; 8. Nancy Liddle, TM, 1:02.98. 100 freestyle — 1. Dreamer Kowatch, Dim, 52.63; 2. Katy McCarter, Lat, 52.88; 3. Shelby Thompson, Chu, 54.29; 4. Samantha Bristor, WV, 54.43; 5. Allie Morgan, TM, 54.72; 6. Ally Ferguson, Pal, 55.72; 7. Renee Roberts, Wra, 55.73; 8. Joscelyn Barrette, Col, 55.77. 500 freestyle — 1. McKenzie Fazio, ER, 5:11.73; 2. Grace Harang, Sit, 5:17.41; 3. Emma Gassman, Sit, 5:17.71; 4. Cassidy Welsh, Hut, 5:18.65; 5. Meah McCallum, WV, 5:25.89; 6. Ryann Dorris, Wes, 5:26.69; 7. Nancy Liddle, TM, 5:29.68; 8. Naomi Burgan, Dim, 5:32.01. 200 free relay — 1. Dimond (Willis, Terry, Dittlinger, Kowatch), 1:38.86; 2. Eagle River, 1:39.65; 3. Homer, 1:41.38; 4. West Valley, 1:42.89; 5. Colony, 1:44.12; 6. Lathrop, 1:44.15; 7. Sitka, 1:45.35; 8. Soldotna, 1:45.45. 100 backstroke — 1. Elizabeth Mercer, ER, 56.77; 2. Heidi Billings, WV, 57.79; 3. Summer Cheng, Sou, 59.60; 4. Victoria Schachle, Mon, 1:01.63; 5. Hannah Boyce, Dim, 1:02.35; 6. Tahlia Gerger, Jun, 1:02.92; 7. Timberlyn Wendt, Lat, 1:03.64; 8. Jordan Gagner, Sit, 1:03.68. 100 breaststroke — 1. Lydia Jacoby, Sew, 1:00.61; 2. Madison Story, Hom, 1:03.57; 3. Patty Eppingher, WV, 1:06.62; 4. Jasmine Biederman, Col, 1:07.08; 5. Jean Cook, Mon, 1:07.72; 6. Juliette Benson, WV, 1:08.00; 7. Leslie Spear, Kod, 1:10.06; 8. Billi Lovell, Val, 1:10.55. 400 free relay — 1. Dimond (Willis, Terry, Boyce, Kowatch), 3:37.40; 2. Sitka, 3:41.07; 3. West

Valley, 3:42.55; 4. Thunder Mountain, 3:43.85; 5. Kodiak, 3:44.74; 6. South, 3:45.93; 7. Lathrop, 3:49.64; 8. Soldotna, 3:55.32. BOYS Team scores — 1. Service, 102; 2. Dimond, 99; 3. West Valley, 49; 4. Eagle River, 40; 5. Juneau, 36; 6. Colony, 34; 7. Kodiak, 32; 8. Chugiak, 28; 9. Kenai, 24; 10. Seward, 18; 11. Wasilla, 16; 12. Soldotna, 13; 12. West, 13; 14. Sitka, 11; 15. South, 10; 16. Petersburg, 8; 16. Thunder Mountain, 8; 18. Cordova, 4; 18. Ketchikan, 4; 18. North Pole, 4; 21. Valdez, 2. Individual results 200 medley relay — 1. Dimond (Mitchell, Billings, Hoefer, Kass), 1:37.64; 2. Eagle River, 1:40.82; 3. Kodiak, 1:41.18; 4. Kenai, 1:41.78; 5. Juneau, 1:43.60; 6. Chugiak, 1:45.43; 7. Thunder Mountain, 1:45.73; 8. North Pole, 1:47.14. 200 freestyle — 1. Tavner Wisdom, Ser, 1:44.65; 2. Jesse Tatakis, Dim, 1:44.76; 3. Kenneth Octuk, Dim, 1:45.22; 4. Caleb Peimann, Jun, 1:45.25; 5. Tytan Frawley, Sit, 1:46.25; 6. Peter Kowalski, Pet, 1:47.71; 7. Jackson Krug, Kod, 1:48.32; 8. Ethan Bartz, Ser, 1:51.78. 200 IM — 1. Nicholas Price, Ser, 1:55.93; 2. Ian Rocheleau, Kod, 1:57.73; 3. Matthew Heaphy, ER, 1:59.45; 4. Julien Wiese, Wes, 2:00.35; 5. Konnor Kolberg, Col, 2:00.64; 6. Logan Fox, WV, 2:01.23; 7. Chaz VanSlyke, Jun, 2:01.44; 8. Ethan Kwon, Ser, 2:02.77. 50 freestyle — 1. Brian Jarupakorn, Ser, 20.53; 2. Ezra Billings, WV, 21.03; 3. Ethan Evans, Sol, 21.26; 4. Connor Spanos, Sew, 21.89; 5. Scott Babbitt, Dim, 21.90; 6. Fischer Kass, Dim, 22.17; 7. Travon Rodgers, NP, 22.45; 8. Owen Rolph, Ken, 22.91. Diving — 1. Andrew Layman, Was, 464.65; 2. Eli Krozel, Col, 461.45; 3. Gabe Dobson, Chu, 440.65; 4. Kade Reynolds, Was, 439.50; 5. Marty Rygh, Dim, 409.90; 6. Daniel Cabrera, Wes, 363.60; 7. Deshawn Campbell, Was, 359.30; 8. Xander Backus, Col, 333.15. 100 butterfly — 1. Brian Jarupakorn, Ser, 49.90; 2. Jimmy Blackstone, Chu, 53.00; 3. Connor Spanos, Sew, 53.15; 4. Jacob Mitchell, Dim, 53.22; 5. Chaz VanSlyke, Jun, 54.14; 6. Owen Rolph, Ken, 54.55; 7. Mikel Carhart, 55.22; 8. Chase Randall, Val, 55.89. 100 freestyle — 1. Ezra Billings, WV, 47.84; 2. Jesse Tatakis, Dim, 47.91; 3. Scott Babbitt, Dim, 48.16; 4. Konnor Kolberg, Col, 48.79; 5. David Bascom, Sou, 48.96; 6. Fischer Kass, Dim, 49.42; 7. Ethan Bartz, Ser, 50.15; 8. Hunter Hollingsworth, Sew, 50.88. 500 freestyle — 1. Caleb Peimann, Jun, 4:46.88; 2. Tytan Frawley, Sit, 4:48.06; 3. Logan Fox, WV, 4:48.25; 4. Peter Kowalski, Pet, 4:51.59; 5. Trent Fritsch, Cor, 4:51.75; 6. Ian Rocheleau, Kod, 4:53.04; 7. Kenneth Octuk, Dim, 4:55.82; 8. Koda Poulin, Ken, 5:05.53. 200 free relay — 1. Service (Jarupakorn, Price, Kwon, Wisdom), 1:25.99; 2. Dimond, 1:27.64; 3. West Valley, 1:29.73; 4. Eagle River, 1:29.96; 5. Kenai, 1:32.73; 6. Seward, 1:32.85; 7. South, 1:33.47; 8. Thunder Mountain, 1:35.05. 100 backstroke — 1. Nicholas Price, Ser, 52.29; 2. Jonathan Cowin, Col, 52.42; 3. Jacob Mitchell, Dim, 53.74; 4. Jimmy Blackstone, Chu, 55.64; 5. Bryce Mattson, Ket, 57.08; 6. William Kitchen, Ser, 57.66; 7. Noah Loseby, TM, 58.05; 8. Isaiah Silveira, Val, 59.84. 100 breaststroke — 1. Tavner Wisdom, Ser, 57.14; 2. Ethan Evans, Sol, 58.06; 3. Matthew Heaphy, ER, 58.96; 4. Ethan Kwon, Ser, 1:00.34; 5. Josiah Keen, ER, 1:00.52; 6. Julien Wiese, Wes, 1:00.79; 7. Nicholas Carver, Kod, 1:01.39; 8. Trevor Bagley, Ken, 1:02.30. 400 free relay — 1. Service (Jarupakorn, Price, Kwon, Wisdom), 3:11.15; 2. Dimond, 3:13.89; 3. West Valley, 3:17.87; 4. Colony, 3:21.16; 5. Juneau, 3:22.07; 6. Kodiak, 3:24.18; 7. Chugiak, 3:27.60; 8. South, 3:28.61.

Homer hockey has successful trip to Fairbanks Staff Report Peninsula Clarion

The Soldotna Stars and Kenai Kardinals each capped the Alaska Army National Guard Stars and Stripes Showdown with a win at the

MTA Events Center Saturday in Palmer. Soldotna beat Colony 4-1 and Kenai blanked West Valley 1-0 during the final day of the three-day event hosted by Palmer High School. Trent Powell scored a pair of goals

to lead the Stars. Powell notched a power-play goal late in the first and added an empty-netter late in the game. Powell’s first score was one of a pair of Soldotna powerplay goals during a span of

just more than a minute. Powell gave the Stars a 1-0 lead with 4:27 left in the first. Galen Brantley III scored with the man advantage at the 3:06 mark. Wyatt Medcoff also scored for the Stars. Soldotna outshot the

Knights 34-26. Daniel Shelden scored the lone goal during Kenai’s win over the Wolfpack. Jackson Cross used a 32-save shutout to lead the Kards to victory. In other action, Dimond rolled past North Pole 13-1

and Wasilla beat the host Moose 6-3.

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Brown Bears head coach Kevin Murdock has been preaching consistency all year long. Friday was just another example of how things can swing wildly in the league. Chippewa had an eightgame winning streak before suffering three straight blowout losses — the first two to the Aberdeen (South Dakota) Wings and the third Friday. Then came a fourth-straight loss Saturday. “We’ve been humbled in the last three games,” Steel coach Carter Foguth said Friday. “It’s the same thing I talked about coming up here — you’ve got to be ready because every game is a challenge in this league.” Foguth said his team started the game well, but when the Steel had a lapse midway though the first period, Kenai River took control of the game. With 10:26 left in the period,

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The Homer hockey team finished a dominant, threegame trip to Fairbanks by defeating Monroe Catholic on Saturday morning. Casey Otis and Tyler Gilliland had hat tricks for the Mariners, while Ethan Pitzman, Rhodes Turner and Isaiah Nevak each had two goals. Homer also received tallies from Austin Shafford, Matfey Reutov, Jett Allen and Phinny Weston. Keegan Strong and Vlase Polushkin shared the shutout in net.

North Pole 6, Kenai 5 North Pole’s Daniel Crutcher tallied a hat trick to help the Patriots stave off a late surge by Kenai to win Friday night at the MTA Events Center in Palmer.

Moline got his first goal on a protracted net-front scrum, with Peter Morgan and Laudon Poellinger assisting. “That’s one area we’ve been trying to improve on, especially after the last couple of weekends, when we didn’t win the net-front battles on both ends of the ice,” Murdock said. Just 16 seconds after Moline’s strike, the Bears were winning another netfront battle, with Trey LaBarge using a bar-down backhand and assists from Helgeson and Kyle Valiquette for a 2-0 lead. “They’re a really skilled team,” Moline said of the Steel. “They’re one of the best teams in the league and in our division, so it was big getting an early lead.” The Bears then dominated the second period to effectively end the game. Midway through the second, a battle in front of the net resulted in the puck popping out to leading goal scrorer Theo Thrun, and he didn’t miss the power-play chance. Helgeson and Eagle

River’s Zach Krajnik assisted. Valiquette, assisted by Helgeson and Robert McCollum, took advantage of a screen in front of the net to dump in a shot from the point for a 4-0 game with 4:24 left in the second, then Moline, assisted by Wasilla’s Porter Schachle, made it 5-0 with 2:19 left in the second. Moline, Schachle and Morgan were playing on a line for the fifth-straight game. Morgan and Moline are both short and speedy, while the 6-foot-3 Schachle is the tallest player on the the team. “Porter is really hard to play against,” Moline said. “He creates a lot of havoc. It’s working out really well.” The Steel would ruin Landon Pavilisin’s shutout in the third, but Krajnik, assisted by Dylan Hadfield, would answer by breezing down the right side to score. “A lot of things,” said Foguth, when asked what’s ailing his defense right now. “The problem is too many guys are on their own page.”

The loss dropped Kenai to 0-2 at the Alaska Army National Guard Stars and Stripes Hockey Showdown, which began Thursday. Kenai took an early 1-0 lead on a goal by Gavin Langham, but North Pole broke out with four goals in the second period to grab a 4-3 edge after two periods. Crutcher extended the Patriots’ lead to 6-3 with two goals in the first 2 1/2 minutes of the third, but the Kards had one last surge in them, starting with a goal from Landen Cialek with 9:25 to go. Aidan Milburn cut the lead to one with 49 seconds left on a short-handed score, but Kenai ultimately ran out of time to complete the comeback. Langham ended with two goals on the night, while Nate Beiser had a goal and two assists. Thomas Baker stopped 21 of 27 shots on goal for Kenai, while North Pole goaltending made 27

saves on 32 shots.

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three kills and two aces. Homer had split conference matches with Kenai this season. “Our middles really stepped up against Kenai,” Carroll said of Smude and Gallios. “We had a really balanced attack against Kenai.” Stephanie Carroll gave her team credit for pushing through the last couple of tough weeks. “Everyone had put in the work and it comes down to mental toughness,” Carroll said. “For us to have seven girls on the team that were part of that team that went to state last year, and have that experience to draw from, was key today.” For Kenai in the title match, Savanna Wilson had eight kills,

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Vandergaw at Dimond The Soldotna wrestling team took second place at the Glenn Vandergaw tournament at Dimond High School in Anchorage on Saturday. Colony won the meet with 173 points, while the Stars had 144.5. The Stars received championships from Zach Burns at 140 pounds, Sean Babitt at 171, Aaron Faletoi at 215 and Melvin Lloyd at 285. Dennis Taylor took second at 152 for Soldotna,while Hunter Richardson was third at 140 and Ezekial Miller was fourth at 119. Friday, Soldotna had defeated Chugiak in a dual meet 51-12.

Wasilla 4, Soldotna 2 The Warriors scored three times in the second period to power by the Stars on Friday night in Palmer. SoHi is 1-1 through two days at the tournament. Wasilla outshot Soldotna 19-6 in the first two periods, and got a 4-0 lead out of it. Sayer Sanders put the Warriors on the board first with an assist from Mason Mulneaux in the first period, and Wasilla inflated its lead in the second frame with goals from Colin Goff, Langston Bouma and Holden Wiltfong. A pair of SoHi goals early in the third from Wyatt Medcoff and Galen Brantley III helped the Stars to close the gap to two. Wasilla then held off SoHi on a five-minute penalty kill on a head contact call, helping the Warriors hang on to win.

Bethany Morris had seven kills, Abby Every had four kills and Erin Koziczkowski had two kills. Jaiden Streiff had 18 digs, while Kailey Lauritsen had eight. Lauritsen had 10 assists, while Kailey Hamilton had eight. Morris led with two aces, while Lauritsen, Every and Jaiden Streiff each had one. “We didn’t play the championship game like we wanted, but that’s not taking any credit away from Homer,” Kenai coach Tracie Beck said. “Homer played fantastic. “It’s hard when you lost like we did, but we’re playing for another weekend, and that’s been our goal all year.” In Nikiski’s morning match with Seward, Kaycee Bostic had 15 kills, two blocks and three aces, while Savannah Ley had seven kills and Lillian Carstens had six kills. Johnson had 25 assists and 15 digs, while

Murdock said the Steel played better than the score indicated, adding Pavlisin did a good job cleaning up any defensive miscues. “I think he made some nice saves,” Murdock said. “We gave up a few more Grade A chances than we’d like to see.” Saturday, Thrun scored twice in the third period to help salt away the victory. Killian Kiecker-Olson put the Steel up 1-0 in the first, but Dylan Hadfield tied it for the Bears going into the break. In the second period, Schachle and Helgeson put the Bears out front 3-1, but Ian Famulak cut it to 3-2 heading into the third. Connor Szmul tied it for Chippewa in the third before Thrun struck for two goals. Jacob Dirks scored with 14 seconds left for Chippewa. Pavlisin had 26 saves for the Bears, while Trent Burnham stopped 35 for the Steel. Friday Brown Bears 6, Steel 1

Chippewa 0 0 1 — 1 Kenai River 2 3 1 — 6 First period — 1. Kenai River, Moline (Morgan,

The Mariners crushed the Hawks in a Friday night nonconference clash at the Patty Center in Fairbanks. Homer got out to a 4-0 lead in the first period, then scored seven times in the second frame to take an 11-0 lead. In the end, Homer outshot Hutchison 60-5. Ethan Pitzman, Phinny Weston and Alden Ross each notched a hat trick, while Kazden Stineff added two goals. Casey Otis, Austin Shafford and Owen Pitzman also chipped in a goal apiece. Friday Patriots 6, Kardinals 5 North Pole 0 4 2 —6 Kenai 1 2 2 —5 1st period — 1. Kenai, Langham (Beiser), 2:18. Penalties — Kenai 4 for 8:00; North Pole 3 for 6:00. 2nd period — 2. North Pole, Crutcher (Kittrell, Battcher), PP, 2:23; 3. North Pole, Wilbur (Kittrell, Crutcher), 5:50; 4. North Pole, Kittrell (unassisted), PP, 9:16; 5. Kenai, Langham (Milburn, Beiser), PP, 13:39; 6. Kenai, Beiser (unassisted), 13:51; 7. North Pole, Wilbur (Kittrell, Crutcher), 14:16. Penalties — Kenai 2 for 4:00; North Pole 2 for 4:00. 3rd period — 8. North Pole, Crutcher (unassisted), 1:22; 9. North Pole, Crutcher (Kittrell, Geese), 2:34; 10. Kenai, Cialek (Shelden), 5:35; 11. Kenai, Milburn (unassisted), SH, 14:11. Penalties — Kenai


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Poellinger), 9:34; 2. Kenai River, LaBarge (Helgeson, Valiquette), 9:50. Penalties — Chippewa 2 for 4:00; Kenai River 1 for 2:00. Second period — 3. Kenai River, Thrun (Helgeson, Krajnik), pp, 10:43; 4. Kenai River, Valiquette (Helgeson, McCollum), 15:36; 5. Kenai River, Moline (Schachle), 17:41. Penalties — Chippewa 1 for 2:00; Kenai River 1 for 2:00. Third period — 6. Chippewa, Ludwig (un.), pp, 7:55; 7. Kenai River, Krajnik (Hadfield), 14:48. Penalties — Kenai River 2 for 4:00. Shots on goal — Chippewa 8-8-8—24; Kenai River 12-14-14—40. Goalies — Chippewa, Burnham (40 shots, 34 saves). Kenai River, Pavlisin (24 shots, 23 saves). Power plays — Chippewa 1 for 4; Kenai River 1 for 3. Saturday Brown Bears 5, Steel 4 Chippewa 1 1 2 — 4 Kenai River 1 2 2 — 5

Warriors 4, Stars 2 Wasilla 1 3 0 —4 Soldotna 0 0 2 —2 1st period — 1. Wasilla, Sanders (Mulneaux), 8:51. Penalties — Soldotna 1 for 2:00; Wasilla 2 for 4:00. 2nd period — 2. Wasila, Goff (Holler), :37; 3. Wasilla, Bouma (Roush, Woolcott), 6:15; 4. Wasilla, Wiltfong (Carney, Sanders), PP, 13:05. Penalties — Soldotna 4 for 8:00; Wasilla 1 for 2:00. 3rd period — 5. Soldotna, Medcoff (Miller), 4:17; 6. Soldotna, Brantley (unassisted), 5:32. Penalties — Wasilla 2 for 7:00. Shots on goal — Soldotna 3-3-10—16; Wasilla 8-11-6—25. Goalies — Soldotna, Wirz (25 shots, 21 saves); Wasilla, Brevogel (16 shots, 14 saves). Mariners 14, Hawks 0 Homer 4 7 3 —14 Hutchison 0 0 0 —0 1st period — 1. Homer, Otis (Wickstrom), 1:35; 2. Homer, Ross (Nevak), 5:52; 3. Homer, Stineff (Gilliland), 10:33; 4. Homer, Weston (Gilliland), 13:53. Penalties — Homer 5 for 10:00; Hutchison 1 for 2:00. 2nd period — 5. Homer, E. Pitzman (Nevak), 2:33; 6. Homer, Ross (unassisted), 4:09; 7. Homer, E. Pitzman (unassisted), 4:30; 8. Homer, E. Pitzman (Weston), 6:37; 9. Homer, Weston (unassisted), 7:06; 10. Homer, Shafford (Wickstrom, Otis), 10:35; 11. Homer, Stineff (Gilliland), 13:50. Penalties — Homer 1 for 5:00. 3rd period — 12. Homer, Ross (unassisted), 7:10; 13. Homer, Weston (unassisted), 8:55; 14. Homer, O. Pitzman (E. Pitzman), 12:30. Penalties — Homer 1 for 2:00; Hutchison, 2 for 4:00. Shots on goal — Homer 20-22-18—60; Hutchison 2-2-1—5. Goalies — Homer, Poluskin (5 shots, 5 saves); Hutchison, Berrian (60 shots, 46 saves). Saturday Mariners 17, Rams 0 Homer 8 4 5 — 17

Kenai beat Grace Christian 3-0 in their opener on Friday, then swept ACS by scores of 25-11, 25-10 and 25-20 in Friday night’s semifinals to advance to Saturday’s Southcentral title game and secure the program’s first state bid since 2005. In the tournament quarterfinals, Nikiski won 3-0 over Houston with scores of 25-13, 25-20 and 25-14; Homer 3-0 over Redington with scores of 25-5, 26-24 and 25-19; Kenai won 3-0 over Grace with scores of 25-13, 25-18 and 25-15; ACS won 3-1 over Seward with scores of 27-29, 25-19, 25-17 and 25-14. Against ACS, Junior Bethany Morris throttled the Lions with 13 kills, while Savanna Wilson added eight kills and Abby Every notched five. Morris also led the Kenai defense with 12 digs, while Jenna Streiff had nine digs. The Kards also

First period — 1. Chippewa, Kiecker-Olson (Black, Moberg), 11:41; 2. Kenai River, Hadfield (Ritchie, Krajnik), 17:14. Penalties — Chippewa 1 for 2:00; Kenai River 2 for 4:00. Second period — 3. Kenai River, Schachle (Morgan, Thelen), 11:35; 4. Kenai River, Helgeson (Krajnik, McCollum), pp, 13:13; 5. Chippewa, Halvorson (Black, Famulak), 14:34. Penalties — Chippewa 6 for 12:00; Kenai River 2 for 4:00. Third period — 6. Chippewa, Szmul (KieckerOlson, Oyler), pp, 8:29; 7. Kenai River, Thrun (Krajnik, McCollum), pp, 15:07; 8. Kenai River, Thrun (un.), 16:40; 9. Chippewa, Dirks (Famulak), 19:46. Penalties — Chippewa 6 for 33:00; Kenai River 6 for 33:00. Shots on goal — Chippewa 8-9-13—30; Kenai River 11-16-13—40. Goalies — Chippewa, Burnham (40 shots, 35 saves); Kenai River, Pavlisin (30 shots, 26 saves). Power plays — Chippewa 1 for 5, Kenai River 2 for 6.

Monroe 0 0 0 — 0 First period — 1. Homer, Shafford (O. Pitzman, Turner), 1:00; 2. Homer, Otis (Ross), 2:36; 3. Homer, E. Pitzman (T. Nevak, Reutov), 3:22; 4. Homer, Turner (I. Nevak, Gilliland), 6:02; 5. Homer, Otis (Shafford, Reutov), 8:33; 6. Homer, Turner (O. Pitzman, Shafford), 12:07; 7. Homer, Gilliland (Wickstrom), 14:05; 8. Homer, Reutov (Ross), 14:51. Penalties — Monroe 1 for 2:00. Second period — 9. Homer, Gilliland (E. Pitzman, I. Nevak), 3:09; 10. Homer, I. Nevak (un.), 4:32; 11. Homer, Shafford (E. Pitzman, Ross), 5:49; 12. Homer, Allen (Shafford, Ross), 13:11. Penalties — Homer 2 for 4:00; Monroe 1 for 2:00. Third period — 13. Homer, E. Pitzman (I. Nevak), 1:48; 14. Homer, Weston (Shafford, Green), 4:37; 15. Homer, Otis (T. Nevak), 7:36; 16. Homer, I. Nevak (Ross, Reutov), 10:41; 17. Homer, Gilliland (Stineff, O. Pitzman), 0:04. Penalties — Homer 1 for 2:00; Monroe 1 for 2:00. Shots on goal — Homer 23-11-9—43; Monroe 2-3-3—8. Goalies — Homer, Strong (4 shots, 4 saves), Polushkin (4 shots, 4 saves). Soldotna 4, Colony 1 Palmer Hockey Showdown Saturday, MTA Events Center First period — 1. Soldotna- Powell (Brantley III, Montague) pp 4:27; 2. Soldonta- Medcoff (Brantley III, Powell) 3:06 Second period — 3. Soldonta- Brantley III (unassisted) 4:14. Third period — 4. Colony- McLaughlin (Jellich, Reid) pp 5:39; 5. Soldonta- Powell (unassited) en 2:06. Shots on goal: Colony 5-12-9—26, Soldona 15-10-9—34; Saves: Colony- Shepard 13-9-8—30, Soldonta- Tree 5-12-8—25. Kenai 1, West Valley 0 Palmer Hockey Showdown Saturday, MTA Events Center First period — 1. Kenai- Shelden (Knudsen) 1:10. Second period — no soring. Third period — no scoring. Shots on goal: Kenai 7-5-8—20, West Valley 13-5-14—32; Saves: West Valley- Hartman 6-58—19; Kenai- Cross 13-5-14—30.

got 11 assists and three aces from Kaylee Lauritsen, 10 assists from Kailey Hamilton and three aces from Jaiden Streiff. In other games Friday, Seward beat Grace 3-1 in the loser-out bracket with scores of 25-19, 23-25, 25-22 and 25-14. Also, Redington beat Houston 3-2 to advance through the loser-out bracket. Southcentral All-Conference

MVP — Kaitlyn Johnson, Nikiski. First team — Marina Carroll, Homer; Bethany Morris, Kenai; Kaycee Bostic, Nikiski; America Jeffreys, Nikiski; Morgan Merriner, ACS; Kelli Bishop, Homer; Varvara Kuzmin, Redington; Rachel McGovern, Grace; Sequoia Sieverts, Seward; Kira Keller, ACS; Jenna Kaupp, ACS. Second team — Jenna Streiff, Kenai; Laura Inama, Homer; Abby Every, Kenai; Brooke Harmon, Redington; Kailey Hamilton, Kenai; Karmyn Gallios, Homer; Dani Tompkins, Grace; Hannah Schilling, Seward; Jayden Winzenberg, Houston; Brandy Wafulu, Houston; Tonda Smude, Homer; Ashton Ealum, ACS; Leah Buller, Grace; Selma Casagrande, Seward. Honorable mention — Kitri Classen, Homer; Marian Aparezuk, Redington; Lillian Carstens, Nikiski; Tika Zimmerman, Nikiski; Savannah Ley, Nikiski; Lily Hulst, Grace; Denali Whitted, Houston; Tiara Malidae, Houston.

Alaska’s North Slope is experiencing a renaissance. During this past winter’s drilling season on the North Slope, we employed over 1,100 people to drill eight exploration wells, build 140 miles of ice roads and start construction of a new drill site. And we’re not stopping there. We’ll have a new drilling rig – the largest land-based rig in North America -- on the Slope in 2020, and plans to invest billions in projects that will put more oil in the pipeline and keep Alaskans working.

Soldotna 51, Chugiak 12 103 — Salvatore MacMaster, Sol, over forf; 112 — Tony Inguagiato, Chu, 10-6 dec. Hunter Secor, Sol; 119 — double forf; 125 — Scott Michael, Sol, pin 1:53 Oscar Sarra, Chu; 130 — Saiyan Baker, Sol, md 12-2 Cade Kohler, Chu; 135 — Jakob Brown, md 13-3 Elias Johnson, Chu; 140 — Hunter Richardson, Sol, 8-2 dec. Tristan Petrykievicz, Chu; 145 — Zach Burns, Sol, md 14-3 Calvin Daugherty, Chu; 152 — Dennis Taylor, Sol, pin 1:35 Colton Bobo, Chu; 160 — Grant Jones, Chu, pin 2:31 Alvin Solomona, Sol; 171 — JR Jelliff, Sol, pin 1:51 Justin Lafferty, Chu; 189 — Daniel Niebles, Chu, 11-6 dec. Sean Babitt, Sol; 215 — Aaron Faletoi, Sol, pin :26 Kohlter Mariscal, Chu; 285 — Melvin Lloyd, Sol, over forf.


Kenai River Brown Bears forwards Laudon Poellinger and Peter Morgan battle with Brendan Ogle and Jaden Grant of the Chippewa (Wisconsin) Steel on Friday at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

3 for 6:00; North Pole 3 for 6:00. Shots on goal — Kenai 9-8-15—32; North Pole 5-14-8—27. Goalies — Kenai, Baker (27 shots, 21 saves); North Pole, Vinton (32 shots, 27 saves).

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America Jeffreys had 22 digs. In the third-place match against ACS, Carstens and Ley had nine kills, while Bostic had eight. Bostic had six blocks, while Carstens had five blocks. Johnson had 20 digs and 16 assists, while Jeffreys and Elora Reichert each had 16 digs. Nikiski coach Stacey Segura gave credit to Homer for playing a great match in the semifinals. “I’m really proud of how the girls handled themselves after that loss to Homer,” she said. “They went to bed defeated and woke up ready to go. I’m glad the defeat didn’t continue.” Segura said she’s feeling good about her team’s chances of getting a state berth, which should be announced Sunday. “We did everything in our power to set us up for the at-large berth with our play today,” she said.

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Try something new with uncommonly delicious (and ugly) fruit By LEE REICH

UGLY FRUIT (TO SOME), RICH FLAVOR Moving on to another unmarketable but delectable fruit, we come to medlar (Mesplilus germanica). When ready to harvest, the golf-ball-size fruits resemble small apples, except they are russeted and their calyx ends (opposite the stem ends) are flared open. This latter characteristic earned medlar the nickname “open-arse fruit” among medieval writers such as Chaucer. The fruit is no beauty, having been described as “a crabby-looking, brownish-green, truncated, little spheroid of unsympathetic appearance.” And things get worse — lookswise — for medlar from now on. The fruit is rock-hard and inedible at harvest and must be allowed to blet, or soften, before being eaten. I blet my fruits by putting them on the cool shelf below my north-facing kitchen window. After about two weeks, the hard, white flesh morphs into a brown mush that’s repulsive to look at but has a refreshing briskness with winy overtones, like old-fashioned applesauce laced with cinnamon. None other than Charlemagne included medlar among the mandatory plants for his royal estates.

THE BEST TASTING STRAWBERRY? Let’s look at and taste one more unmarketable fruit, the musk strawberry (Fragaria moschata). Like medlar, these fruits were popular hundreds of

Marie Kondo’s doing what she can to make your kids tidy By LEANNE ITALIE Associated Press

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As I savor one of my justpicked American persimmons (Diospyros virginiana), I’m reminded how this fruit — and a few other delectable fruits — would never sell. Why not? Because they’re ugly! Although the persimmons hung from the branches as handsome, plump, orange orbs up to a few weeks ago, by now they have shriveled and their skins are darkening to brown and black. The texture and flavor have likewise changed. They once were like dried apricots that have been plumped up in water and then dipped in honey with a dash of spice. Now, they’ve become mushier, with some additional caramel flavor. They’re delicious now in a new way. These fruits are not just run-ofthe-mill persimmon seedlings, which often are unpleasantly puckery, but one of two dozen or so named varieties selected for their flavor and absence of puckeriness. My particular favorite is called Szukis.

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This undated photo shows medlar fruit in New Paltz, N.Y. You won’t find fruits like persimmons, medlar and musk strawberries at most grocery stores. They’re too ugly for commercial use. But they’re delicious. And easy to grow in the backyard.

years ago. Musk strawberries fell out of favor when the larger and more beautiful modern, garden strawberries came into being. (Modern, garden strawberries originated as chance hybrids, in a European garden, of east coast and west coast American strawberry species.) When ripe, musk strawberries have little visual appeal. Fruits are small, soft, and colored a blotchy mix of pink, red and purple, with some parts remaining white. Ah, but the taste is heavenly. Mix together the flavors of strawberry, raspberry and pineapple and you have an approximation of musk strawberry flavor. To me, they have the best flavor of any strawberry.

PRETTY PLANTS, ALL Despite being ugly fruits unsuited for travel further than arm’s length, American persimmons, medlars and musk strawberries are borne on handsome plants. Persimmon trees have interesting, checkered bark and slightly bluish leaves that droop languidly until turning a rich yellow in autumn. Following leaf drop, the orange fruits decorate the bare stems. Medlar is a small tree whose single, large, white blossoms are cradled in a whorl of forest-green leaves. In autumn, those leaves turn warm, rich shades of yellow, orange and russet. Musk strawberries hold their flower stalks upright to let the clusters of white blossoms stare up from perches above the sea of green foliage. Appearance helps sell fruits in markets, but who cares how a backyard fruit looks? Then, taste is important, and if a delicious fruit can be harvested from a plant that is also attractive, so much the better. Another plus for these three ugly fruits is they are easy to grow — neither spraying nor pruning is required! The best reason to grow them, though, is because there’s no other way you’ll get to savor their luscious flavors.

NEW YORK — Not even Marie Kondo can follow all her rules for tidying all the time. “Of course, when things get very busy, I need to let go of some of my standards and methods, and I think that’s a completely natural thing,” the decluttering guru, Netflix realty star and mother of two told The Associated Press. The soft-spoken Kondo was tight-lipped on exactly what she lets slide, besides leaving her house slippers in the middle of the floor occasionally, but one thing’s for sure: When it comes to Kondo, the emphasis is on busy these days. Kondo has amassed an empire by urging the world to decide if their belongings “spark joy” and has expanded her reach yet again with her debut children’s picture book, “Kiki & Jax: The Life-Changing Magic of Friendship,” co-written and illustrated by Salina Yoon. For grown-ups who fight chaos on the job, she has partnered with organizational psychologist Scott Sonenshein on a new book due out in April, “Joy at Work: Organizing Your Professional life,” aimed at sorting out desks, schedules and inboxes. Kondo and the first season of her Netflix series, “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo,” were nominated for two Emmys this year, with no wins. While discussions are underway for a second season, she has slowly gone about dispensing advice on a broader range of lifestyle topics, from knowing when a relationship no longer sparks joy to making the perfect bento box for kids. Later this month on her website,, she’ll start selling some of the things that spark her own joy at home but are made by others, such as her favorite incense and rice cooker. And in the last year, she has expanded her network of KonMari-certified consultants to about 300 in more than 30 countries. With Kondo’s Netflix show came a move to Los Angeles with her husband and daughters, ages 4 and 3. It was her second time living in the United States — the first was a stint in San Francisco. The families she helped on Netflix were all in the Los Angeles area, including Wendy and Ron Akiyama. She said the empty nesters posed the greatest challenge during the eight-episode season with their mountain of clothes, out-of-control Christmas decorations and boxes stuffed with thousands of baseball cards. “There was so much stuff,” Kondo said through a translator during a recent interview. “I’ve

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Author and television personality Marie Kondo poses for a portrait to promote her children’s book “Kiki & Jax: The Life-Changing Magic of Friendship” on Monday, Nov. 4, in New York.

tidied up a lot of messy homes in Japan, but they tended to be quite small. On this American scale, and especially the amount of things in the garage, it was quite shocking.” For now, Kondo is promoting her picture book. The story of Kiki, a squirrel with a hoarding problem, and Jax, a meticulous owl who loves to sort, is a sweet extension of the best-seller that led to her global influence, “The LifeChanging Magic of Tidying Up.” Kiki’s inability to find anything at home gets in the way of their friendship. Jax presents Kiki with a scrapbook of their bond and helps her disorganized friend put his home in order. They sort piles of stuff to donate, recycle or throw away, using Kondo’s method of folding clothes and stacking them upright in his drawers. “After I became a mother, I wanted to teach my children how to tidy,” the 35-year-old Kondo said. “I was wondering how could I make that process more fun? The picture book seemed like the perfect idea.” She credits Yoon for the idea of the characters. Kondo

had Yoon draw in some of her daughters’ favorite toys — a pink ukulele painted with flowers and a stuffed donkey. Is it easier to follow the KonMari method of tidying if one was raised in a tidy household? “Of course, it’s important to have a tidy home, but there’s no need for it to be completely perfect or absolutely organized,” Kondo said. “What’s more important is that the children get to see their parents tidying.” Kondo had no children when she first set out to conquer the world of tidying. That triggered some parents who chided her for having no real idea just how big a mess kids can make and how disorganized harried parents can become. “I think my standard for tidying definitely changed after I had children,” she said. “Before, I think my ideal was a perfectly organized home, but naturally children do tend to make a mess, and I’m also limited in time as well. It can be quite exhausting as all mothers know. I think I’ve become much more forgiving of myself.”

Simple can be gorgeous when setting a holiday table By MELISSA RAYWORTH Associated Press

Setting a gorgeous table for a holiday meal doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult, says interior designer Elizabeth Stuart. Sometimes, a simple design using just a few plants and candles can be more beautiful than an intricate display. “There are no rules,” says Stuart, and you can plan a table that looks great from Thanksgiving all the way through the December holidays. We’ve asked Stuart and two other experts — HGTV’s Vern Yip and interior designer Kyle Schuneman — for advice on centerpieces, color palettes and decorative touches to easily elevate a dining table for the holiday season.

COMFORT AND CONVERSATION Yip begins with an important premise: Holiday meals are about

people, not flower arrangements. So make sure your guests can see each other, without a vase of flowers or tall candles blocking their views. Stuart suggests filling several small containers (silver cups meant for mint juleps, for example, can be inexpensive or real silver) with a few roses trimmed very short, and then adding a sprig of pine or holly. “You scatter those down the table and then add tea lights in the middle,” she says, “and it’s exquisite.” Also, says Yip, don’t crowd too many chairs around one table. Adding a second table is better than crushing people together. “It’s going to make the experience really unpleasant if you don’t give people enough elbow room to be able to pick up a drink or their utensils,” he says. He advises leaving at least 24 inches between the center of one chair and the center of the next.

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LET NATURE HELP Schuneman is a fan of natural wood chargers (flat pieces of wood placed under dinner plates) to add simple beauty to a holiday table. “Using your simple white dishes, if you just add a simple wood slice charger under each plate and some fresh greens in the middle, you have a festive table for not a lot of money,” he says. You don’t have to look beyond the grocery store for table decorations. “Stores and boutiques have beautiful things for the holiday table,” Schuneman says, “but adding that sprig of rosemary to each napkin or a cascade of oranges and pinecones to the centerpiece elevates the whole table.” Consider using live plants as a centerpiece rather than cut flowers. Stuart loves tiny boxwood topiaries with little colored flowers or herbs. Try arranging three rosemary

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topiaries on a silver tray, she says, then cluster some holly or pine cuttings along the bottom. “Not only are they going to smell good,” she says, “but they’re going to last almost a month.”

GO NONTRADITIONAL Don’t worry about tradition, Stuart says. Her design firm and retail store are in South Carolina, where it’s warm year-round. So while she loves using holly and pine in her Christmas decorating, sometimes she uses palm fronds from her yard. She also uses shades of pink and plum, rather than sticking only to red and green. Embrace whatever delights you, she says. Or go beautifully neutral. All three designers say silver and white are great choices. “I love adding winter sparkle. Whites layered with golds and silvers gives you such a great backdrop,” Schuneman says.


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Silver and white can brighten up dark winter nights, especially if they’ll be reflecting candlelight. (Candles are a key to creating a beautiful table, says Schuneman: “Candlelight mixed in glass votives, tall candlesticks and pillars will make any table glow and feel special.”) Yip also encourages creative centerpieces: “Sometimes I’ll ask people to print their favorite photo from their past year. It could be a photo of a breathtaking vacation they went on or it could be a picture of their kid going back to school,” he says. “And I’ll frame those photos and kind of have them scattered down the center of the table.” Another creative option: Ask each guest to bring a favorite book they’ve read in the past year. Arrange them on the table as decorations and conversation starters. At the end of the night, each guest can leave the party with a different book than they brought.

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Ho, ho, no? Reconsidering store credit cards at the holidays By SARAH SKIDMORE SELL AP Personal Finance Writer

Most shoppers know the routine: It’s time to check out and the cashier (or website) offers a discount if you sign up for the store credit card. The offer can be hard to refuse, but experts say some shoppers should do just that. Signups for retailer credit cards soar during the holidays. But the cards’ perks don’t always outweigh the downsides for everyone. Here’s what to consider:

HOW THEY WORK Retailer credit cards work in one of two ways. Cards that can only be used for purchases at that chain — like Target or Macy’s— are known as

“closed-loop” cards. “Open loop” cards, on the other hand, such as the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa or the Capital One Walmart Rewards card, can be used anywhere but tend to earn better perks at the named retailer. Holidays are when Americans tend to shop the most, so it’s no surprise that signups for credit cards jump at the end of the year. Credit reporting agency Transunion says that credit card originations jump in November and December for both general and private label cards. But those associated retailers tend to be more sensitive to the holiday surge, said Matthew Komos, vice president of financial services, research and consulting at Transunion. Transunion has studied this issue for several years

and found that private label card originations can double during the holiday period. For department stores and clothing stores alone last year, originations were 65% higher during the two-month holiday season compared with the rest of the year.

PROS There are some perks to retailer cards. A closed-loop card is easier to acquire than a traditional credit card. That’s good news for folks who are just starting to build, or rebuild, their credit. The cards can save you significant money if you are making a large purchase — say a refrigerator, mattress or a particularly large haul of goods. The discount and loyalty perks can also be a good thing if it’s a store you

already shop at regularly. Other benefits vary by card, and include free shipping, early access to sales or more generous return policies. Nordstrom, for example, offers its loyalty members and cardholders curbside pickup for purchases and free alterations. There’s also a quick approval process, which is appealing in the rush of holiday shopping.

CONS The most notable downside of store cards is interest rates. The average interest rate on a retail card is about 26 percent, compared with 21 percent for a traditional credit card, according to Ted Rossman, industry analyst at That’s just the midpoint

of the range based on credit worthiness, Rossman warns. Some branded cards easily run into the 30 percent range. That’s no big deal if you pay your card off in full each month, but for people that carry a balance, it can be a big expense. Also consider your credit score. Too many inquiries could lower your score slightly and too much debt can drag it down. Additionally, store cards typically come with much lower credit limits than a normal card, which means if you run up $400 on your store card with a $500 credit limit, you could be hurting the utilization rate that goes into determining your score as well. These cards may also encourage you to make purchases you wouldn’t otherwise make, said Kit Yarrow a consumer

psychologist and author of the book “Decoding the Consumer Mind.” Having a store credit card might incite you to make a purchase there rather than shop for the most competitive price, she said. You also open yourself up to more marketing, which may induce you to buy more than you can afford. Consumers predominantly sign up for these cards on impulse, but their financial impact is long lasting. Yarrow urges shoppers to stop and consider if they just want the discount versus really needing another credit card. And that can be hard to do during the holiday rush. “There’s a two-month period of time where rational people become a little insane and it’s during holiday shopping,” she said.

Time your credit card application this bonus-friendly season By MELISSA LAMBARENA NerdWallet

In late 2017, San Francisco couple Riley Adams and his wife stumbled upon the Halley’s comet of airline credit card welcome offers. For a limited time, the card was advertising a companion pass on top of a large sign-up bonus. “We knew we had a lot of spending in one specific area coming up, and we wanted to try to shop around to get the best value for those needs,” says Adams, a certified public accountant and owner of the blog Young and the Invested. “If you plan for it, you can really offset those costs (with a sign-up bonus).” If you’re considering a new credit card, the bonusfriendly season from October through December is an ideal time. Your expenses on Black Friday, holiday travel and meals,

end-of-the-year charitable donations and more may easily meet a large spending requirement for a juicy sign-up bonus. Here’s what to know about such offers.

TIMING A CREDIT CARD BONUS A sign-up bonus is a one-time incentive offered by rewards credit cards on top of any ongoing cash back, points or miles on purchases. Snagging a bonus typically requires spending between $500 and several thousand dollars within a certain time — often three months — after you’re approved for the card. That level of spending may not be difficult this time of year. During the 2019 holiday season, consumers plan to spend an average of nearly $1,048 for items such as

gifts, decorations, candy and more for themselves or family, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey. Even if your expenses aren’t entirely holidayrelated, a little planning can still help you reap a windfall that you can use the following holiday season. The Adamses, for example, mapped their budget before applying for that airline card with the generous bonus. They met its spending requirement primarily by paying for Riley’s wife’s workrelated expenses in 2017; they then put what they earned toward holiday travel the next year. “We used it all of 2018 to visit family for holidays — Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas — plus two domestic trips for (our) own purposes, and then flying to a major hub for an international flight

on our one-year anniversary,” Adams says.

HAVE THE MONEY ON HAND It’s not worth spending money you don’t have just to chase a large bonus. If you can’t pay your credit card bill in full each month, interest charges will eat away at any rewards you accrue. But if you’ve saved up a holiday fund, you can gift yourself a rich introductory credit card offer while you’re at it. Andy Hill, host of the podcast “Marriage, Kids and Money,” plans to earn a sign-up bonus this holiday season with the savings he’s earmarked for Christmas gifts. “We save about $1,200 for Christmas gift shopping,” Hill says. “If we’re going to spend that $1,200, we might as well hit a bonus on a new credit card for us to get

some cash back.”

As you size up a rewards credit card and its sign-up bonus, ask yourself these questions: — Can you meet the card’s credit requirements? You’ll generally need good credit (a FICO score of 690 or higher) to qualify for a rewards card with a big bonus. — Are you willing to pay an annual fee? The top cards — those with the highest bonuses, richest rewards and best perks — charge one. If you don’t think you’ll earn enough in rewards and benefits to outweigh that fee, consider a no-annual-fee rewards card. Many of them also offer bonuses. — Do the card’s rewards categories match your expenses? A sign-up bonus can offer a chunk

of upfront value, but the card won’t be useful long term if its ongoing rewards and perks don’t fit your habits. — Are you eligible for the bonus? Check the card’s terms. For example, you may not be able to earn a bonus if you’ve already received one from the same issuer recently. — Can you meet the spending requirement for the bonus with your current budget? If you know you can’t spend $4,000 in three months without going into debt, look for a bonus with a lower spending threshold. — Will you pay your bill in full every month to avoid interest? Rewards cards tend to have high ongoing APRs, meaning you don’t want to carry a balance month to month. If you’re already struggling with debt, a rewards credit card may not be ideal for you.

Center for Great Apes in central Florida. Patti Ragan, director of the center in Wauchula, Florida, says Sandra is “very sweet and inquisitive” and adjusting to her new home. She was born in Germany and spent 25 years at the Buenos Aires Zoo before arriving in Florida on Nov. 5. “She was shy when she first arrived, but once she saw the swings, toys, and grassy areas in her new home, she went out to explore,” Ragan said. “She has met her caregivers here and is adjusting well to the new climate, environment, and the other great apes at the Center. This is the first time in over a decade that Sandra has had the opportunity to meet other orangutans, and she will meet them when she chooses. It is a new freedom for her, and one we are grateful to provide.” Judge Elena Liberatori’s

landmark ruling in 2015 declared that Sandra is legally not an animal, but a non-human person, thus entitled to some legal rights enjoyed by people, and better living conditions. “With that ruling I wanted to tell society something new, that animals are sentient beings and that the first right they have is our obligation to respect them,” she told The Associated Press. But without a clear alternative, Sandra remained at the antiquated zoo, which closed in 2016, until leaving for the U.S. in late September. She was in quarantine for a month at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Kansas before arriving in Florida. At the center, Sandra joins 21 orangutans and 31 chimpanzees rescued or retired from circuses, stage shows and the exotic pet trade.


Briefly US mortgage rates fall this week from 3-month high WASHINGTON — Mortgage rates slipped this week from the highest level since July and remain at historically low levels that are helping would-be purchasers to buy homes. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage declined to 3.69% from 3.78% last week. That’s also down more than a full percentage point from a year ago when it was 4.94%. Lower rates are helping support the housing market. Sales of existing homes rose nearly 4% in September from a year ago, while new home sales have soared 16% during that time. Yet potential homebuyers still face a shortage of available homes, which is pushing prices higher.

The average rate on a 15-year mortgage fell to 3.13% this week from 3.19% a week ago.

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree has been harvested FLORIDA, N.Y. — A Norway spruce that years ago was displayed on its owner’s coffee table will soon rise in a much grander setting: the middle of Rockefeller Center. Carol Schultz bought the sapling for the 1959 Christmas season. After displaying it in her home in the village of Florida, New York, she planted it in her front yard. In 2010, Schultz and her companion Richard O’Donnell went on Rockefeller Center’s website and made the 14-ton tree’s bid for stardom. Earlier this year, they learned it had been chosen.

It was cut on Thursday and lifted by crane onto a flatbed truck. It will arrive on Saturday at Rockefeller Center, where it will be hoisted and surrounded by scaffolding for the decoration process. The lighting ceremony is on Dec. 4.

Chemical mixture at Buffalo Wild Wings kills 1 employee BURLINGTON, Mass. — Massachusetts authorities say a Buffalo Wild Wings employee has died and at least 10 people have been hospitalized following a chemical mixture at the restaurant. WHDH-TV reports officials responding Thursday night to reports of a chemical reaction in the kitchen area found a male employee suffering from nausea. Burlington police say they think he inhaled fumes from a cleaning

agent. The employee, whose name wasn’t immediately released, was taken to a hospital where he later died. Authorities evacuated the restaurant and urged anyone who was inside at the time to get medical treatment, if needed. A Buffalo Wild Wings statement says the company is “shocked and saddened” and working with the franchisee and authorities. The suburban Boston sports bar will remain closed while the investigation continues.

Orangutan granted ‘personhood’ settles into new Florida home WAUCHULA, Fla. — A 33-year-old orangutan granted legal personhood by a judge in Argentina is settling into her new surroundings at the

People puzzled by peculiar texts, and no one can say why By TALI ARBEL AP Technology Writer

If you woke up Thursday to a weird text that seemed totally out of place, you aren’t alone. A mysterious wave of missives swept America’s phones overnight, delivering largely unintelligible messages from friends, family and the occasional ex. Friends who hadn’t talked to each other in months were jolted into chatting. Others briefly panicked. The best explanation seems to be that old texts sent in the spring suddenly went through. Two people said they figured out the

original messages were never received. It’s not clear why this months-long delay happened. Phone companies blamed others and offered no further explanations. Stephanie Bovee, a 28-year-old from Portland, woke up at 5 a.m. to a text from her sister that said just “omg.” She immediately thought something had happened to her newborn nephew at the hospital. She started calling everyone. Her sister and her sister’s husband didn’t answer. She woke up her mom, freaking her out. It was three hours before she learned that everything was

fine and the text was an odd anomaly. “Now it’s funny,” she said. “But out of context, it was not cool.” Bovee figured out that people were getting some of her old texts that failed to go through when her sister and a co-worker both got texts that she had sent in February. The text her sister received wished her a happy Valentine’s Day. Mobile carriers offered unhelpful explanations for the weird-text phenomenon, which appeared to be widespread, at least according to social media. A Sprint spokeswoman said it resulted from a

“maintenance update” for messaging platforms at multiple U.S. carriers and would not explain further. T-Mobile called it a “third party vendor issue.” Verizon and AT&T did not answer questions. Marissa Figueroa, a 25-year-old from California, got an unwanted message from an ex she had stopped talking to — and then he got one from her as well. Neither actually sent them last night, both said. Figueroa couldn’t figure it out, even worrying that her ex was messing with her, until she saw reports of this happening to others. “It didn’t feel great,” she

said. “It just was not good for me and my mental health to be in contact with him.” A friend who’d just re-entered his life got a mystifying message from Joseph Gomez at 5:32 a.m. Thursday. In that text, Gomez seemed to assume she was on her way over to his house so they could order a Lyft. It took a half hour of back-and-forth texting and help from a screenshot to clear up the situation. Can their relationship recover? Gomez, 22, said it was “confusion, then awkward, and then funny.” No mixed messages there.

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Thanks to the heroes among us In your community there are heroes among you. Our family recently was fortunate to be aided by two such heroes. Our daughter was in a serious car accident. Pete Hoogen and Aaron Verba stopped to help in such a way as to save lives and be more than a good Samaritan! They used fire extinguishers and saws to extract those in need. Pete gave our daughter sips of water, kept her talking to stay

conscious ‘til the helicopter arrived. We are so blessed by their unselfish acts of courage and kindness! These two men are heroes in our book, as well as guardian angels to our daughter. If you see them on the street, recognize them as the wonderful men they are! — Alison and Scott Burgstahler

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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., on facebook, or contact Phyllis Boskofsky at

Homer Fish and Game Advisory Committee meeting The Homer Fish and Game Advisory Committee will be holding a public meeting in Homer at the KBRR Building at 2181 Kachemak Drive on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. Agenda topics will include Lower Cook Inlet Proposals and Tutka Bay Hatchery issues. CIAA will be in attendance to address hatchery issues. For more information contact Dave Lyon at 234-9408 or contact ADF&G Boards Support at 907-267-2354.

around the peninsula will examine factors that contribute to caregiver stress, and offer practical solutions for reducing stress and cultivating lifelong wellness. Please join us to share your experiences as a caregiver, or to support someone who is a caregiver. Call Sharon or Judy at 907-2621280 for more information.

KPC Showcase presents ‘Dawnland’ KPC Showcase presents “Dawnland” on Thursday, Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m. in the Mclane Commons at Kenai Peninsula College One of many featured events during Native American Heritage Month, this film is the untold story of Native American children being ripped away from their families, depriving them of their culture and erasing their identities. There will be a discussion immediately following the film, facilitated by Sondra Shaginoff-Stuart and Jennifer Williams. Please note: due to the emotional content of some scenes this film may be difficult for some viewers.

Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association Meeting Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association Board of Directors will meet Saturday, Nov. 16 at 10 a.m., in the conference room at its Kenai office located at 40610 Kalifornsky Beach Road. The meeting is open to the public and an agenda will be posted at

PROPS meeting

Women and Babies’ Health Fair

The Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council’s PROPS (Prevention, Response, Operations and Safety) Committee teleconference meeting will be hosted in Kenai on Monday, Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. at the Cook Inlet RCAC Office, 8195 Kenai Spur Highway, Kenai. The public is welcome to attend. For directions or more information call 907-2837222 or 800-652-7222.

Central Peninsula Hospital is holding a Women and Babies’ Health Fair on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the River Tower on the CPH campus. There will be a variety of hospital and community service and vendor booths on site with information and products for women of all ages and young children. Women will have the opportunity to have a mammogram and bone density screening along with discounted lab work. Of course there will also be door prize drawings for everyone!

KPBSD budget development meeting The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District requests input from staff, parents, and community members at the districtwide KPBSD budget development meeting, scheduled at various locations throughout the district on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. As new budget information becomes available, it will be posted here: departments.aspx?id=38. If you have questions, please call Natalie Bates at 714-8888.

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The public is invited to attend our Rotary meeting Tuesday, Nov. 12 at Siam Noodles restaurant at 6.30 p.m. and meet and greet youth exchange students Florian Sells of Germany and Mitch Michaud, KPC International exchange student. Rotary International promotes youth exchange and youth exchange programs to learn, listen, and live peaceably with all cultures. Please come and join us as we welcome our guests to Alaska.

Caregiver Support Meeting Soldotna Senior Center will host Caregiver Support Meeting — Training DVD “Caregiving: Wellness” on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 1 p.m. Caregiving can be a very meaningful life experience. It can also present difficult challenges that leave caregivers feeling exhausted and isolated. In this program, we

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Cook Inlet Academy was fortunate to obtain a state cultural education permit again this year and Mr. Steve Peterson‘s class was successful and blessed to harvest a moose Oct. 24. The meat is hanging now and it will soon be time to process and consume and celebrate God’s goodness, Alaska and good food. The students will process the meat to be cut up and shared. (Photo courtesy Karen McGahan) Central Peninsula Garden Club monthly program

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A special seminar for those who had experienced loss and are wondering how they will survive in the weeks surrounding Thanksgiving and Christmas will be held Nov. 16 from 2-5 p.m. at Kenai New Life Assembly of God 209 Princess St. Contact 907-2837752 or for more information.

The Kenai Soldotna Shriners will be having a Christmas-themed garage sale on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the KSSC Club House at 47445 W. Poppy Lane in Kenai. Come get your ornaments, lights and decorations. We will also have some furniture and other articles.

Alaska Native/Native American Heritage Month events Please join Kenai Peninsula College, Kenai River Campus in celebration of Alaska Native/Native American Heritage Month. All events are free and open to the community. For more information, contact Rural & Native Student Services, 262-0213. ■■ Necklace Making at KPC, McLane room 266, Monday, Nov. 12 from 6:30-9 p.m.

■■ Rock Your Mocs, Thursday, Nov. 14, all day at KPC. ■■ Emmy-winning film ‘Dawnland’, Thursday, Nov. 14 from 6:30-9 p.m. in KPC McLane Commons. ■■ Cody Ferguson, Yup’ik singer and comedian, Thursday, Nov. 21 from 5:30-9 p.m. in KPC McLane Commons. ■■ Community Potluck at KPC Residence Hall Multipurpose Room, Saturday, Nov. 23 from 4-9 p.m.

Kenai Community Dog Park meetings Kenai Community Dog Park will host a meeting at the Kenai Library on Nov. 18 from 5-6:30 p.m. to develop vision statements for Kenai Dog Park; and on Dec. 9 from 5-6:30 p.m. to develop oals of Kenai Dog Park. These meetings are open to the public. This will assist us with requirements from a technical assistance grant and assist us with future funding requests.

‘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. The Kenai Fine Art Center is located across from the Oiler’s Bingo Hall and next to the Historic Cabins. 283-7040, .”GATHER” will hang until Dec. 14.

‘Lost in Yonkers’ Kenai Performers presents “Lost in Yonkers” by Neil Simon on Nov. 15-17, 22-24. Friday/Saturday shows at 7 p.m. Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Location: 44045 K-Beach Road. Tickets $20 and available online at, by phone (2526808) and at the door. Rated PG for language and content. No host beer/wine bar.

Kenai/Soldotna Fish and Game Advisory Committee The Kenai/Soldotna Fish and Game Advisory Committee will be holding a public meeting in Kenai at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture building at 40610 Kalifornsky Beach Rd on Monday, Nov. 18 at 6:30 p.m. Agenda topics will include review of by-laws in preparation for election meeting on November 19 and other business as needed. For more information contact Mike Crawford at 252-2919 or contact ADF&G Boards Support at 907-267-2354.

November at the Kenai Refuge ■■ Little PEEPS (pre-school) Thursday, Nov. 21: Amphibians ■■ Turkey Trot hike on Centennial Trail, Saturday, Nov. 30 — Saturday movies in the Visitor Center

Wilderness First Aid Course The Kenai Refuge will be hosting a Wilderness First Aid Course Jan. 11-12, 2020 (16 hours $185). The one scheduled for January 2019 had been canceled due to the government shutdown. Currently we are generating an “interested” list. Contact Michelle at 260-2839 or to be added to the list. You are not committed to anything at this point. Registration forms and a 50% deposit will start being collected in December when we switch from “interested” to the official registration. Continued on next page

miss my trees. A few weeks ago, we had several large spruce trees removed from our front yard. I don’t know how old they were, but they were big when we moved into the house 20 years ago. A few of them had beetles, and the ones that didn’t were growing so close, they likely wouldn’t stand very well on their own with their neighbor gone. I was sad to see them go, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on why. My kids felt some nostalgia — some of those trees had been bases for Wiffle Ball games as they were growing up (getting the ball stuck in the branches was an automatic home run). That wasn’t the reason I was missing the trees. With the kids both out of the house, there’s been plenty of reason for nostalgia over the past couple of months. The trees, for me, aren’t one of them. Getting the ball out of the branches was always a pain in the butt anyway. The house feels kind of naked and exposed with the big trees gone. It’s a good thing we finally got around to painting this summer, because you can see everything from the street — no trees to obscure the view of peeling trim. But that just gives me a good excuse to put out even more Christmas lights this year. So why was I feeling down about losing the trees? It hit me during a conversation with a friend who was lamenting about not being able to get out on the trails with all the recent rain making a muddy mess of things. The trees were part of my daily nature therapy. With the trees gone, I’m going to have to come up with an alternative. I’m one of those people who, when stressed out, always feels better after a walk in the woods, even just the short one from the driveway to the front door. While we live in a subdivision in town, the big trees always gave our home a woodsy feel. When we looked out the front window, the trees filled the view. We could sit on the couch and watch the birds and squirrels in their branches. It was very soothing. I know there are a lot of peninsula residents missing trees right now, after the Swan Lake fire this summer. Many of us are thinking about future trips to some of our favorite places, and wondering what they look like now. Having a few trees removed from my yard might not be a good comparison, but to me, the emotional impact is the same. Just like the forest will grow back, I will find something else to fill the empty space in the yard. It will take some negotiation. My wife and I both like a low-maintenance landscape, but we have different ideas of what that is. She thinks we need more lawn, but the reason she sees that as low-maintenance is because she isn’t usually the one who has to mow it. With the kids gone, that chore falls on me, and while it would be easier with fewer trees to work around, it would also be easier of there were less lawn to mow. My idea of low-maintenance is going for more of a natural, woodsy look. My landscaping philosophy is to plant something, and if it survives with minimal care, it stays. Native plants always work best. We have a patch of wild roses, and when they’re in bloom, it’s my favorite spot in the yard. I collected wild lupine seeds over the summer; hopefully, some of them will sprout next spring. Figuring out how to replace the trees will take a lot more thought. My neighbors have some mountain ash trees we really like. We have a lilac that’s never really thrived; maybe we can move it to what will be a much sunnier spot. A birch tree would really complement the new color of the house. I’ve heard rumors of people being able to grow maple trees here; that would certainly remind me of the woods where I grew up in New England. Maybe I should plant them in a diamond shape, so they’re ready to be used as bases whenever grandkids might come along. I guess I’ve got all winter to figure out how to give my yard that woodsy feel again. But right now, the house looks naked and I need to stock up on Christmas lights. Will Morrow lives in Kenai. Email him at

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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 at 40610 Kalifornsky Beach Road on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 6:30 p.m. Agenda topics will include elections for expired/vacant seats, and other business as needed. For more information contact Mike Crawford at 252-2919 or contact ADF&G Boards Support at 907-267-2354.

KPC presents ‘One Alaskan’s Recovery From Addiction’ The KPC Showcase and The Kenai Peninsula Reentry Coalition presents “One Alaskan’s Recovery From Addiction, The Streets, and Prison, with Ken Miller” on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the McLane Commons. Miller is writing a book about being homeless and recovering from addiction using a 12-step program. Kenai Peninsula Reentry Coalition will be available with community resources and information surrounding addiction and reentry services. This is part one of a two-part event, with a community discussion to follow at a later date. Some content of this presentation will be for mature audiences only.

Peninsula Take-a-Break Luncheon Peninsula Take-a-Break Luncheon will take place Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Solid Rock Conference Center, Mile 90.5 Sterling Highway. Annual Country Fair theme. Donate your handcrafted items, baked goods, and gently used items for this annual fundraiser for Stonecroft Ministries. Silent auctions. Outcry auction. Inspirational Speaker Bethany Barkman will present “God’s not finished with me yet.” Luncheon $12. Complimentary child care. For reservations call Susan at 335-6789 or 907-440-1319. Reservations/ cancellations due by Monday, Nov. 18.

Nikiski Senior Center events Nikiski Senior Center will host Bingo nights on Saturday, Nov. 23. Potluck starts at 5 p.m. and bingo starts at 6 p.m. Santa Comes to the Nikiski Senior Center on Saturday, Dec. 7. Craft fair and bake sale from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Santa and his reindeer will visit from 12-2:30 p.m.

North Peninsula Recreation Service Area events November Programs at the Nikiski Community Recreation include Community CPR and First Aid Classes, Essential Oils Classes, Ornament Pottery Classes, Line Dancing and a Book Club. For more information, contact Jackie 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. The Nikiski Pool offers Swim Lessons and Tiny Tot Classes. Group lessons include beginners, advanced beginners, and intermediates. Semi-private and private lessons are offered for all levels. For more information, contact Nigel at 776-8800. The Nikiski Pool will be offering free programs this fall. Water volleyball will be offered Thursdays 6:45 p.m., for those 15 and older. Log Rolling will be offered Tuesday evenings at 6:45 p.m. This is for participants 5 years and older. An Aqua Hiit Class is currently being offered that will focus on heart and lung health. All of these are free. For more information, contact Nigel at 776-8800.

Kenai Senior Center activities 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 907-283-4156 for more information. Christmas choir practice, every Monday through Christmas

Nikiski Senior Center Lunch is everyday from 11:30-1 p.m. Members $8, nonmembers $9, kids 6-10 year $4, kids 5 and under are free. Yoga is offered from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays, and pilates is offered on 10 to 11 a.m. on Mondays. The Nikiski Coloring and Craft Club meets to color over coffee and conversations after lunch on Wednesdays. Thursdays: Pinochle, 12-30-3:30 p.m.; Bible study, 1-3 p.m. Game night potluck will be hosted weekly, in the downstairs area of the center. Participants are encouraged to bring their favorite dish to share. 5:30 p.m., every Friday, Nikiski Senior Center. Games of Cribbage will be help upstairs weekly. 1 p.m., every Saturday.

Kenai Community Library November ■■ After Hours Zombie Night: Friday, Nov. 15 at 5:30 p.m. Join us for an exciting after hours program for teens and tweens ages 10-14! We will be testing our zombie knowledge with an epic zombie trivia game/scavenger hunt! Snacks and drinks will be provided. Sign up at the front desk today! ■■ Pumpkin Pancakes: Saturday, Nov. 16 at 1 p.m. Enjoy a FREE brunch at the library,

and learn how to make delicious pumpkin spice pancakes! Not only is this a good holiday treat, but it will help use up any leftover pumpkin in your fridge. Space is limited to 10 individuals. Sign up at the front desk or call Bethany at 283-4378. ■■ American Girl Club: Monday, Nov. 18 at 4 p.m. Join us at the Kenai Community Library for our monthly American Girl Club! We will be making a suitcase for your doll! Bring your doll (doesn’t have to be an American Girl) or use one of ours! Meets at the same time and place as Lego Club. The dollhouse will be out for everyone to play with! ■■ Let’s Draw!: Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 4 p.m. Have fun drawing Sandhill Cranes, Bald Eagles, and Ravens in this interactive class! We will be learning how to draw proportionately correct birds and discuss wildlife art. If you plan to attend please sign up at the front desk! Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. ■■ Eccentric Science: Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 4 p.m. Learn about electricity and circuits! Build your own light up holiday card and earn a Circuit 101 certificate! Some of the simplest things around you can build amazing objects! Let’s find out how circuits act like circles to light up the world around us. No registration required! Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. ■■ Moroccan Lemons: Thursday, Nov. 21 at 4:30 p.m. MUST BRING 4 LEMONS!!! Come to this interactive workshop and learn how to make all natural preserved lemons! This versatile fermented fruit adds burst of flavor, and the probiotics are good for your digestive system! Take home a half-pint har for your own use. Class size is limited to 12 people so sign up early at the front desk. For more information call Ryanna at 283-8208. ■■ Reusable Wine Bags: Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 5:30 p.m. Join us for an entertaining hour of sewing. We will be making a reusable wine gift bag from materials that the library already has on hand and we bet you do too! Easy to make and easy to give, add a special touch to your gift giving this year! This fun class is limited in size so sign up early at the front desk! ■■ Fleece Headbands: Friday, Dec. 6 at 4 p.m. Learn how to make a fleece headband and add a beautiful embellishment! Hand sewing at its easiest! Class size is limited to 12 participants, sign up at the front desk or call Lilly at 283-4378. ■■ Crystal Beaded Bracelet: Saturday, Dec. 7 at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14 at 1 p.m. Makes one 8-inch bracelet with silver-tone clasp, using genuine Swarovoski 4 mm bicone Tanzanite colored crystals. Seating is limited, you must register at the front desk! Material Fee of $3. Must be registered to attend! ■■ Raspberry Pi Club: Friday, Dec. 13 at 4 p.m. Come join us at the library to create games and inventions, learn how to program, make music with Sonic Pi, meet new friends, and more! Whether you want to hone your skills or are learning about Pi for the first time, the Raspberry Pi club is the perfect place for you! If you plan to attend, please sign up at the front desk today! Ongoing events: ■■ Lego Maker Mondays, Mondays from 4-5 p.m.: Do you like LEGOs? Why not join us each week to create with LEGO based on themes inspired by children’s books! Best for children ages 6-12; children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. ■■ Wee Read Story Time, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.: Designed for children ages 0-3. Every Tuesday enjoy a program full of stories, songs, finger play and more! No registration required. ■■ Chess Club, Tuesdays at 4 p.m.: Get ready to ROOK the HOUSE every Tuesday! Do you like playing Chess or would you like to learn how? The Kenai Community Library is proud to offer a casual program for chess players of all ages and skill levels. Chess boards will be provided. ■■ Preschool Story Time, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.: Designed for children ages 3-5. Every Wednesday enjoy a program full of stories, songs, movement and more! No registration required.

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.

Soldotna Public Library activities November events for children ■■ Tween Mario Kart Party: Friday, Nov. 15 at 4 p.m. Blue shells, Bullet Bills, thunderbolts, banana peels — Do whatever it takes to cross the finish line in first place! This program is designed for ages 10-14. ■■ Kids Thanksgiving Craft: Thursday, Nov. 21 at 4 p.m. Come and join the fun! We will be making a popcorn and goldfish turkey to take home. All ages are welcome at our children’s programs. Children under 10 must bring a responsible buddy. ■■ Events for Teens (All teen programs are designed for middle school and high school students.) ■■ Astronomy: Night Lights with Andy Veh: Thursdays, Oct. 17 - Nov. 21 at 6 p.m. Stop by to learn how to use a star finder and telescopes. Some astronomy topics will be presented too. If skies are clear, make sure to bring very warm clothes, cookies, and hot cocoa. ■■ Movies @ the Library: Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 5:30 p.m. Join us for a movie and popcorn! Peter Parker is on a trip to Europe with his classmates when elementals start wreaking havoc across the continent. Nick Fury enlists his help to fight the new threats, alongside master illusionist Mysterio. Rated PG-13. ■■ Teen Mario Kart Party: Friday, Nov. 22 at

4 p.m. Blue shells, Bullet Bills, thunderbolts, banana peels — Do whatever it takes to cross the finish line in first place! This program is designed for middle and high school students. Events for Adults ■■ Movies @ the Library: Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 5:30 p.m. Join us for a movie and popcorn! Peter Parker is on a trip to Europe with his classmates when elementals start wreaking havoc across the continent. Nick Fury enlists his help to fight the new threats, alongside master illusionist Mysterio. Rated PG-13. Ongoing events ■■ Code Club Mondays at 4 p.m. Interested in learning Scratch, Python, Java, HTML, or more? Join Code Club and learn to build websites, games, and basic apps. Absolute beginner-friendly! Laptops provided. Ages 10-18 welcome. ■■ Toddler Story Time (18 months-3 years): Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Get up and get moving at the library with stories, songs, and silly fun that encourages your toddler’s language skills! ■■ LEGO® Brick Club Tuesdays at 4 p.m.: Tell your stories and build your world with Lego® bricks. Bring a friend with you and let your imagination go wild. Adult supervision needed for those under the age of 10. ■■ Bouncing Babies Story Time (birth-18 months): Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Come share songs, stories, and snuggle time with Bouncing Babies. ■■ Preschool Story Time (3-5 years): Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Come share stories, songs, and other learning fun! ■■ Teen Lounge: Every Wednesday at 4 p.m. Teen Lounge is a weekly program for middle-school and high school students. Join us for PS4, board games, Nerf battles, study sessions, crafts, and other fun! Snacks provided.

Cities of Soldotna and Kenai consolidate animal shelters The City of Soldotna partnered this past summer with the City of Kenai to form a regional animal control facility at the Kenai Animal Shelter. The Soldotna shelter has been closed. Soldotna’s full-time animal control officer continues to respond to requests for services including nuisance calls, patrolling, picking up surrendered or stray animals, providing community-wide education on spay/neuter initiatives and transporting impounded Soldotna animals to the animal shelter in Kenai. The Soldotna animal control officer works from the Soldotna Police Dept. and can be reached at 262-4455 (non-emergency number) or messages (only) can be left at 262-3969. Members of the public needing to retrieve their animals or adopt pets can contact the Kenai Animal Shelter at 283-7353.

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 or Bridget Clark at

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.

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.

Sterling Community Center — After School Program 2019/2020 The Sterling Community Center’s After School Program is now open for enrollment. The program began Aug. 20, and is held Monday-Friday, 3:30-5:30 (following the school district’s calendar.) Cost is $80/month for full-time enrolled or $5/day for dropin attendance. Multiple sibling discount is available. Program includes: homework help if needed, recreational activities, academic enrichment, arts and crafts, free gym time, daily snack, and much more. For questions or more information please call us at 907-262-7224 or stop by 38377 Swanson River Rd. in Sterling, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.12 p.m. We accept cash, check, or credit card.

Zumba at the Sterling Community Center! Let it Move you! Get out of the house and join us for Zumba! The SCC is offering classes taught by certified Zumba instructor Linda Klynstra Mondays and Thursdays 6-7 p.m. Zumba is a fitness program that combines Latin and international music with dance moves. It incorporates interval training, alternating fast and slow rhythms, and resistance training for a great workout! Don’t forget your indoor gym shoes! Free for SCC Members and only $5 for nonmembers. For questions or more information please call us at 907-262-7224 or stop by 38377 Swanson River Road in Sterling, MondayFriday 9-12. p.m.

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Senior Exercise at the Sterling Community Center! Let’s get moving! Have fun and get moving! The SCC is offering senior exercise classes with Becky Moore Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 7-8 a.m. Free for current members of the SCC, $5 for nonmembers. For questions or more information please call us at 907-262-7224 or stop by 38377 Swanson River Road in Sterling, Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Families Anonymous meetings Families Anonymous for parents and families of loved ones with addiction problems meet in Kenai every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at Dry Bones Coffee, Tea, and Community. 11595 Kenai Spur Highway. Contact Vickie 907-252-4407

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

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.

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

Stranding Hotline technical difficulties The Alaska SeaLife Center’s Stranding Hotline is working intermittently due to technical difficulties. In the meantime, below are the ways to reach our team if you have information about a stranded or injured marine mammal. Email Call ASLC Security at 907-224-6342.

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

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

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

Want to be informed of local public safety and community information? Sign up to receive alerts from the Alaska State Troopers. Text your zip code to 888777 to opt in. Or go to www.nixle. com and click Sign up now. Stay instantly informed of trusted, neighborhood-level public safety and community information. You choose the information you want, for the addresses you want, all delivered at no cost, by text message, email and web.

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.

Paid recreation instructors wanted Soldotna Parks & Recreation is seeking paid instructors to teach one day workshops or weekly classes as part of our community education and recreation program. Do you have a skill, talent, hobby, or interest you would like to share with the community? Then this is a perfect opportunity for you. Help us promote lifelong learning through a diverse offering of educational, cultural, and recreational activities for all ages. Call today to discuss possibilities 907-714-1211.




Adjunct Faculty Position – ART Kenai Peninsula College, UAA Adjunct Faculty Position – ART Seeking adjunct faculty to teach ceramic courses at KRC. Studio courses meet for 5 hours/week for 15 weeks/semester.  Courses include wheel-throwing and hand-building at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels.  Enrollment is approximately 10 – 15 students per semester. Duties also include kiln firing, ordering materials, preparing materials, coordinating with the full-time faculty member on campus, and coordinating with facilities and maintenance.   Candidate qualifications include: • MFA or equivalent professional experience • Teaching experience • Studio management experience To apply online go to: –KPC Employment, Adjunct Faculty Position. UA is an AA/EO employer & educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

Assistant/Associate Professor of Psychology KPC’s Kenai River Campus in Soldotna, Alaska is seeking an excellent individual to fill its Assistant/Associate Professor of Psychology position. It is a fulltime, 9 month per year, bipartite, tenure-track position. This enthusiastic individual will teach and develop psychology courses face-to-face and online, advise students, and participate in university and community service. Salary will be commensurate with experience, to begin August 2020. For more information and to apply for this position go to KPC’s employment page at UA is an AA/EO employer & educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

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The Peninsula Clarion is seeking a Pressman for an entry level position(s). The successful Canidate must be mechanically inclined, able to lift up to 50 lbs., ambitious, able to multitask, take direction and work well independently, as well as part of a team. Wage dependent on experience, excellent benefit package. Please drop off resume to: The Peninsula Clarion 150 Trading Bay Rd Kenai, AK 99611

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Plans & Specifications Available: November 10, 2019 Bid Opening: November 26, 2019 3:00 PM local time City Hall The project documents may be obtained for bidding purposes from the City of Soldotna for a non-refundable fee of $10.00 (without tax). An additional non-refundable fee of $10.00 will be required if mailing is requested. Project documents may be downloaded from the City of Soldotna web site at To bid on City of Soldotna projects and/or to receive project addendums, you must be on the plan holders list. To be placed on the plan holders list, please contact Shelly Frost either by phone (262-4672) or email ( ). Downloading projects from the City web site does not automatically put you on the plan holders list. 880596


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The City of Soldotna is soliciting proposals for a new utility bed and aerial lift to be installed on a new Ford F550 XL model F5G cab & chassis. Listed equipment is to be installed and operational upon delivery. Repair manuals to be with the vehicle at time of delivery. Delivery date shall be no more than 90 days from receipt of vehicle. Equipment must meet or exceed the general provisions listed in Section D – Special Provisions.

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(:03) Vietnam in HD ‘14’ (58) HIST 120 269 (1968-1969)” The massive Tet Offensive. ‘14’ ‘14’ The First 48 Deadly home The First 48: Squad Stories: The First 48: Squad Stories: The First 48 “The Fallen Angel” Shooting death in an Atlanta park. ‘14’ (:04) The First 48: Squad (:03) The First 48 Shooting Atlanta “The House on Ma- Atlanta A feud threatens a Stories: Atlanta ‘14’ death in an Atlanta park. ‘14’ (59) A&E 118 265 invasion in Atlanta. ‘14’ drona Street” ‘14’ neighborhood. ‘14’ Good Bones “Budget-Busting Good Bones “Old Doors, New Good Bones “Nothin’s Easy Beachfront Beachfront Off the Grid Off the Grid Hot Proper- Hunters Int’l House Hunt- Hunters Int’l Off the Grid Off the Grid (60) HGTV 112 229 Victorian” ‘G’ Wall” ‘G’ on East Street” ‘G’ Bargain Bargain ties ers ‘G’ Chopped Grocery store Chopped “Gold Medal Guy’s Grocery Games ‘G’ Guy’s Grocery Games ‘G’ Ultimate Thanksgiving Chal- Worst Cooks in America Worst Cooks in America Ultimate Thanksgiving Chal (61) FOOD 110 231 dough; cut of lamb. ‘G’ Games: Grand Finale” ‘G’ lenge (N) ‘G’ (N) ‘G’ Thanksgiving feast. ‘G’ lenge ‘G’ Shark Tank ‘PG’ Back in the Game ‘PG’ The Profit Teaching manage- The Profit A chain of natural The Profit “Swim by Chuck The Profit Monica Potter’s Oxygen Retirement The Profit Teaching manage (65) CNBC 208 355 ment skills. ‘PG’ pet food stores. ‘PG’ Handy” ‘PG’ home goods store. ‘PG’ Therapy Income ment skills. ‘PG’ Watters’ World The Next Revolution With Life, Liberty & Levin (N) Watters’ World The Next Revolution With Life, Liberty & Levin FOX News Sunday With MediaBuzz (67) FNC 205 360 Steve Hilton (N) Steve Hilton Chris Wallace (N) (:10) The Of- (:45) The Of- (:15) The Office “Work Bus” (5:50) South (:25) South South Park South Park South Park South Park South Park South Park South Park South Park South Park (:35) South (81) COM 107 249 fice ‘PG’ fice ‘PG’ ‘PG’ Park ‘MA’ Park ‘MA’ ‘MA’ ‘MA’ ‘MA’ ‘MA’ ‘MA’ ‘MA’ ‘MA’ ‘MA’ ‘MA’ Park ‘MA’ (3:28) “London Has Fallen” (2016, Action) “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” (2017, Action) Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jack- E! People’s Choice Awards The E! People’s Choice Awards. Futurama (:32) Futura- (:02) Futura- (:32) Futura (82) SYFY 122 244 Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart. son. A bodyguard and a hitman must bring down a dictator. (N Same-day Tape) ‘PG’ ‘PG’ ma ‘PG’ ma ‘PG’ ma ‘PG’



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Last Man Last Man Last Man Last Man (8) W Standing Standing Standing Standing In the Kitchen With David (N) (Live) ‘G’ David’s Practical Presents Great Gifts (N) (Live) ‘G’ Barefoot Dreams - California Must-Have Gifts (N) (Live) ‘G’ (20) (N) (Live) ‘G’ Style (N) (Live) ‘G’ Joel Osteen Paid Program “Christmas Around the Corner” (2018, Drama) Alexandra “Christmas on the Bayou” (2013, Romance) Hilarie Burton, “The Christmas Contract” (2018, Drama) Hilarie Burton, “Every Day Is Christmas” ‘PG’ ‘G’ Breckenridge, Jamie Spilchuk, Sarita Van Dyke. A venture Tyler Hilton, Markie Post. A man tries to rekindle a romance Danneel Ackles, Jason London. A newly single woman dreads (2018) Toni Braxton, Jennifer (23) capitalist helps save a bookstore. ‘PG’ with an executive. ‘PG’ returning home for Christmas. ‘PG’ Juniper-Angeli. ‘PG’ The Purge Marcus confronts Treadstone Doug solves a Law & Order: Special VicLaw & Order: Special VicLaw & Order: Special VicLaw & Order: Special VicLaw & Order: Special VicLaw & Order: Special Vic (28) his past. ‘MA’ problem. ‘MA’ tims Unit ‘14’ tims Unit ‘14’ tims Unit ‘14’ tims Unit ‘14’ tims Unit ‘14’ tims Unit ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” (2012, Fantasy) Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage. “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” (2013, Fantasy) Ian McKellen, Bilbo Baggins joins the quest to reclaim a lost kingdom. Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage. Bilbo and company encounter the fear- (30) some dragon Smaug. NCIS: New Orleans “The “Taken 2” (2012) Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace. A vengeful “The Shawshank Redemption” (1994, Drama) Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gun- “Point Break” (2015, Action) Édgar Ramírez. A young FBI (31) Abyss” ‘PG’ father abducts Bryan Mills and his wife. ton. An innocent man goes to a Maine penitentiary for life in 1947. recruit infiltrates a gang of daredevil thieves. (6:00) Sunday NFL Count- College Basketball Florida State at Florida. From Exactech Women’s College Basketball South Carolina at Maryland. Gymratts (N) College Tour SportsCenter (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (Live) (34) E down (N) (Live) Arena in Gainesville, Fla. (N) (Live) From XFINITY Center in College Park, Md. (N) (6:00) Fantasy Football Now CFL Football Edmonton Eskimos at Montreal Alouettes. (N) (Live) CFL: PreCFL Football Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Calgary Stampeders. (N) (Live) Who’s In? (35) E (N) (Live) game Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program College Basketball Youngstown State at Louisville. From the College Football Idaho at Montana. From Washington-Grizzly Stadium in Missoula, Mont. College Football Air Force at (36) R ‘G’ ‘G’ ‘G’ ‘G’ KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky. (N) (Live) New Mexico. “Rocky” (1976, Drama) Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burgess Meredith. A heavyweight “Rocky II” (1979, Drama) Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burgess Meredith. Underdog Philly “Rocky III” (1982, Drama) Sylvester Stallone, Mr. T. A merci (38) P champ gives a club fighter a title shot. fighter gets another shot at heavyweight champ. less contender forces Rocky into a title match.


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(5:49) “The Last Samurai” (2003, Adventure) (:19) “Gladiator” (2000, Historical Drama) Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen. A fugitive gen- (12:49) “Hancock” (2008, Action) Will Smith. A scruffy super- (2:49) “Independence Day” 131 254 Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe. eral becomes a gladiator in ancient Rome. hero carelessly wreaks havoc in Los Angeles. (1996) Will Smith. Teen Titans Teen Titans World of World of World of World of Craig of the Craig of the Victor and Victor and “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip” (2015, Chil- Apple & On- Apple & On176 296 Go! ‘PG’ Go! ‘PG’ Gumball Gumball Gumball Gumball Creek ‘Y7’ Creek ‘Y7’ Valentino Valentino dren’s) Jason Lee, Tony Hale. ion ‘G’ ion ‘G’ Tanked “Nacho Average Fish Tanked Samtec wants a shark Tanked “Shark Tank in The Tanked Wayde surprises Brett Tanked The ATM crew builds Lone Star Law “Calm Before Lone Star Law “Gulf ReLone Star Law “Roadside 184 282 Tanks” ‘PG’ tank. ‘PG’ Shark Tank” ‘PG’ with a fish tank. ‘PG’ a nap room. ‘PG’ the Storm” ‘14’ con” ‘14’ Sting” ‘14’ Big City Bunk’d ‘G’ Bunk’d ‘G’ Coop & Cami Coop & Cami Raven’s Gabby Duran Gabby Duran Bunk’d ‘G’ Jessie ‘G’ Jessie ‘G’ Jessie ‘G’ Just Roll With Just Roll With Bunk’d ‘G’ Bunk’d ‘G’ 173 291 Greens ‘Y7’ Home ‘G’ It ‘G’ It ‘Y7’ SpongeBob SpongeBob Alvinnn!!! LEGO City SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob The CasaThe CasaThe Loud The Loud The Loud The Loud 171 300 and Adventures grandes grandes House ‘Y7’ House ‘Y7’ House ‘Y7’ House ‘Y7’ (6:30) “Poca- “Mulan” (1998) Voices of Ming-Na Wen. Animated. A Chi(:35) “The Princess and the Frog” (2009, Children’s) Voices (:40) “Moana” (2016) Voices of Dwayne Johnson, Auli’i Cravalho. Animated. World of Disney: The Little 180 311 hontas” nese maiden disguises herself as a man. of Anika Noni Rose, Bruno Campos. A once-mighty demigod and a teen sail across the ocean. Mermaid Live! Say Yes to the Dress: AtSay Yes to the Dress: AtSay Yes to the Dress: AtSay Yes to the Dress: AtMy 600-Lb. Life “Tamy Lyn’s Story” Tamy becomes a hermit. My 600-Lb. Life “Rena & Lee’s Story” Lee and Rena battle 183 280 lanta ‘PG’ lanta ‘PG’ lanta ‘PG’ lanta ‘PG’ ‘PG’ anger issues. ‘PG’ Gold Rush “We’re Gonna Need A Bigger Bucket” Rick upBarnwood Builders “The Barnwood Builders “Hidden Barnwood Builders “BarnBarnwood Builders “Split Barnwood Builders “Good Barnwood Builders “Barn182 278 grades his operation. ‘14’ Finished Product” ‘G’ History” ‘G’ wood Gold Mine” ‘G’ Crew” ‘G’ Neighbors” ‘G’ wood Cottage” ‘G’ Mysteries at the Museum Mysteries at the Museum Mysteries at the Museum Expedition Unknown (N) Legends of the Lost With Legends of the Lost With Legends of the Lost With Legends of the Lost With 196 277 ‘PG’ ‘PG’ ‘PG’ ‘PG’ Megan Fox ‘G’ Megan Fox ‘G’ Megan Fox ‘G’ Megan Fox ‘G’ Counting Counting The Lost Cor- The Lost Cor- Counting Counting The World Wars A global war is ignited. ‘14’ The World Wars Tensions continue to simmer. ‘14’ The World Wars ‘14’ 120 269 Cars ‘PG’ Cars ‘PG’ vettes vettes Cars ‘PG’ Cars ‘PG’ Hoarders “Randy; Vicki” A Hoarders “Tami; George” A Hoarders “Kevin; Mary” Kevin Hoarders “Adella; Teri” Widow Hoarders “Lisa; Bertha” A The First 48 A mother found The First 48 Police probe a The First 48 Robbers gun faces eviction; Mary cleans hoarder gets help from daugh- food hoarder is also a chef. burned behind a house. ‘14’ fatal shooting on a bus. ‘14’ down an Atlanta father. ‘14’ 118 265 massive boardwalk memora- cancer patient must make bilia hoard. ‘PG’ home livable. ‘PG’ up. ‘PG’ ters. ‘PG’ ‘PG’ Dream Home Dream Home Dream Home Dream Home Dream Home Dream Home Dream Home Dream Home Good Bones A client’s duGood Bones “The Half Million Good Bones “Big Money in Good Bones A brick house 112 229 plex. ‘G’ Dollar House” ‘G’ Fountain Square” ‘G’ renovation. ‘G’ The Pioneer The Pioneer The Pioneer The Pioneer Girl Meets Girl Meets Barefoot Con- Barefoot Con- The Kitchen “Seasoned Ultimate Thanksgiving Chal- Chopped A fun fair treat and Chopped “Gold Medal 110 231 Woman ‘G’ Woman ‘G’ Woman ‘G’ Woman ‘G’ Farm (N) ‘G’ Farm ‘G’ tessa tessa Pros” ‘G’ lenge ‘G’ a gamey meat. ‘G’ Games: Grilling” ‘G’ Hoover Salute to Vet- Medicare Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program Shark Tank A life jacket; an Shark Tank ‘PG’ Shark Tank ‘PG’ Shark Tank ‘PG’ Shark Tank A life jacket; an 208 355 SmartWash? erans plans ‘G’ ‘G’ ‘G’ infant pacifier. ‘PG’ infant pacifier. ‘PG’ America’s News Headquar- America’s News Headquar- FOX News Sunday With The Journal Editorial Report America’s News Headquar- The Greg Gutfeld Show Fox Report with Jon Scott FOX News Sunday With 205 360 ters (N) (Live) ters (N) (Live) Chris Wallace ters (N) (Live) (N) (Live) Chris Wallace (N) (:10) The Of- (:45) The Office Robert (:20) The Of- (9:55) The Of- The Office The Office The Office The Office The Office The Office The Office The Office The Office The Office (:35) The Of107 249 fice ‘PG’ throws a pool party. ‘14’ fice ‘PG’ fice ‘PG’ ‘PG’ ‘14’ ‘PG’ ‘PG’ ‘PG’ ‘PG’ ‘14’ ‘14’ ‘PG’ ‘14’ fice ‘14’ The Twilight “The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia” (:29) “Kill Switch” (2017) Dan Stevens. 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Chicago P.D. “Reform” An To Be Anoperation leaves a bystander nounced shot. ‘14’ The Ellen DeGeneres Show KTVA 11 “Matt Damon” ‘PG’ News at 5 Two and a Entertainment Funny You Half Men ‘14’ Tonight (N) Should Ask ‘PG’ Judge Judy Judge Judy Channel 2 (N) ‘PG’ (N) ‘PG’ News 5:00 Report (N) Rick Steves’ Rick Steves’ BBC World Europe ‘G’ Europe ‘G’ News America

Last Man Last Man Law & Order: Special VicLaw & Order: Special VicStanding ‘PG’ Standing ‘PG’ tims Unit “Entitled” Compli- tims Unit The detectives cated murder case. ‘14’ search for rapist. ‘14’ KTVA 11 News at 6 The NeighThe NeighBull A man faces counterfeitborhood borhood ing charges. ‘14’ The Big Bang The Big Bang 9-1-1 “Malfunction” A skat(:01) Prodigal Son “Family Theory ‘PG’ Theory ‘PG’ ing mishap at an ice show. Friend” Jessica worries about (N) ‘14’ her past. (N) ‘14’ Channel 2 Newshour (N) The Voice “Live Playoffs Top 20” The top 20 artists perform live. (N Same-day Tape) ‘PG’

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Jeopardy Inside Ed. Live PD Live PD Dr. Phil ‘14’ Wendy Varied The Kelly Clarkson Show Varied Programs

Wheel of For- Dancing With the Stars “Boy Band & Girl Group Night” (N tune (N) ‘G’ Same-day Tape) ‘PG’

PBS NewsHour (N)

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The Good Doctor “SFAD” Dr. Murphy connects with a patient. (N) ‘14’ Dateline ‘PG’

ABC News at (:35) Jimmy Kimmel Live! 10 (N) ‘14’

(:01) Bluff City Law “Need to Know” Emerson’s mom brings the firm a case. ‘14’ Antiques Roadshow “OrThe Warrior Tradition Native Finding Your Roots With lando” NASA archive; Korean American service in the mili- Henry Louis Gates, Jr. painting. ‘G’ tary. (N) ‘14’ “Black Like Me” ‘PG’

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How I Met Pawn Stars Your Mother ‘PG’ ‘14’ All Rise A jury takes a trip to KTVA 11 (:35) The Late Show With James Cora crime scene. ‘PG’ News at 10 Stephen Colbert ‘PG’ den Fox 4 News at 9 (N) TMZ (N) ‘PG’ TMZ ‘PG’ Entertainment Two and a Tonight Half Men ‘14’

JAG “Salvation” Marine Sgt. Krohn. ‘14’ LOGO by Lori Goldstein (N) (Live) ‘G’ (3:00) “12 Wishes of Christ- “Wish Upon a Christmas” (2015, Drama) Larisa Oleynik, mas” (2011, Children’s) Elisa Aaron Ashmore, Alan Thicke. A corporate actuary plans layDonovan. ‘G’ offs at an ornament factory. ‘PG’ NCIS “The Wall” ‘PG’ NCIS Sara Carter asks Gibbs NCIS A team member is a hit for help. ‘PG’ man’s target. ‘14’ Bob’s Burg- Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy ers ‘PG’ ‘14’ “Life of Brian” ‘14’ “Christmas “Peter Prob‘14’ Guy” ‘14’ lems” ‘14’ (2:00) “Con- “The Legend of Tarzan” (2016) Alexander Skarsgard, Christoph Waltz. Tartraband” zan must save his captive wife in the jungles of Congo. NFL Football Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers. (N) (Live)

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Channel 2 (:34) The Tonight Show Star- (:37) Late News: Late ring Jimmy Fallon ‘14’ Night With Edition (N) Seth Meyers Independent Lens “The Amanpour and Company (N) Interpreters” Interpreters seek safety. (N) ‘PG’

Married ... Married ... How I Met How I Met Elementary “M.” ‘14’ With With Your Mother Your Mother philosophy - beauty (N) Shawn’s Gift Guide ‘G’ Shawn’s Gift Guide ‘G’ (Live) ‘G’ (:03) “A Sweet Christmas Romance” (2019, Romance) (:01) “Radio Christmas” Adelaide Kane, Greyston Holt. A food stylist returns home and (2019) Keshia Knight Pulliam, enters a baking contest. ‘G’ Tim Reid. ‘G’ Modern Fam- (:31) Modern (:01) Modern (:31) Modern ily ‘PG’ Family ‘PG’ Family ‘PG’ Family ‘PG’ Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy “3 American American Conan (N) ‘14’ Seinfeld “The Seinfeld “The Conan ‘14’ “Grimm Job” ‘14’ “Mom’s the Acts of God” Dad ‘14’ Dad ‘14’ Pie” ‘PG’ Stand-In” ‘PG’ ‘14’ Word” ‘14’ ‘14’ “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” (2017, Science Fiction) Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana. The “Cowboys & Aliens” (2011) Daniel Craig, Olivia Wilde. Exteam unravels the mystery of Peter Quill’s parentage. traterrestrials attack a 19th-century Arizona town. (:15) SportsCenter With Scott Van Pelt NFL PrimeTime SportsCenter With Scott NFL PrimeTime SportsCenter (N) (Live) Van Pelt (N) Women’s College Basketball College Football 150: The 2019 World Series of Poker 2019 World Series of Poker CFB 150: SportsCenter With Scott Van Who’s In? Now or Never SportsCenter With Scott College FootAmerican Game Greatest Pelt (N) (Live) (N) Van Pelt ball College Basketball Eastern Washington at Seattle. From Mark Few College Football Idaho at Montana. From Washington-Grizzly Stadium in Missoula, Mont. College Football Air Force at New Mexico. From Dreamstyle Stadium in Connolly Center in Seattle. Show (N) Albuquerque, N.M. Two and a Two and a Two and a Two and a Two and a Two and a Cops “Hug It Cops ‘14’ Cops ‘14’ Cops ‘14’ Cops ‘14’ Cops ‘14’ Cops ‘14’ Cops ‘14’ Cops ‘14’ Cops ‘14’ Half Men Half Men Half Men Half Men Half Men Half Men Out” ‘14’ (3:30) “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian” “The Hunger Games” (2012, Science Fiction) Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” (2013, Science Fiction) Jennifer Lawrence, Josh (2009, Children’s) Ben Stiller, Robin Williams. Hemsworth. In a dystopian society, teens fight to the death on live TV. Hutcherson. The 75th Annual Hunger Games may change Panem forever. 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release dates: Nov. 9-15, 2019

45 (19)

Next Week: Spicing up Thanksgiving

Issue 45, 2019

Founded by Betty Debnam

Mini Fact: There are 6 million acres of wilderness in Denali National Park. NPS photo

Natural Wonders NPS / Jacob W. Frank

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Death Valley

Dry Tortugas

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Glacier Bay

Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska was covered by ice just 200 years ago. The bay then was a small five-mile break in a glacier that was 20 miles wide, 100 miles long and 4,000 feet thick in places. Only about onefourth of that area is still under ice today.

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Wind and waves are always building up or tearing down the land on Assateague is famous for Assateague (AS-a-teeg), its wild horses. They are the descendants of horses brought off the shores over by Colonists in the 1600s. of Virginia and Maryland. Storms can change the shoreline in a few hours.

The highest mountain in North America, Denali, at 20,310 feet, is in Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska. “Denali” means “high one” in the language of the Athabascan native people.

Seven islands made of coral reefs and sand form the Dry Tortugas off the coast of Florida. “Tortugas” is Spanish for “sea

Tallgrass prairie once stretched from what is now Indiana to Kansas, from Canada to Texas. Most of the remaining prairie is in Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in Kansas.

Assateague Island


The hottest, driest and lowest spot in North America is in Death Valley National Park in California. It has desert, snow-covered mountains and canyons. Many of its plants cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

Tallgrass Prairie

turtles.” The islands were discovered by explorer Ponce de Leon in 1513. Although these islands are surrounded by the sea, explorers called them “dry” because they have no fresh water for drinking.

Channel Islands

Five islands and the surrounding ocean off the California coast make up Channel Islands National Park. The kelp forest (seen here) in the ocean around these islands provides a home for about 1,000 types of animals and plants. Kelp is a type of large seaweed that grows deep below the surface of the sea.

Resources On the Web:

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At the library:

• “National Parks of the U.S.A.” by Kate Siber

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Try ’n’ Find

Mini Jokes

Words that remind us of natural wonders are hidden in this puzzle. Some words are hidden backward or diagonally, and some letters are used twice. See if you can find: ASSATEAGUE, CANYON, CORAL, DENALI, DESERT, FOREST, GEOGRAPHY, GLACIER, ISLAND, KELP, MOUNTAIN, NATIONAL, NATURAL, PARKS, REEF, SITES, TALLGRASS, TORTUGAS, WONDER.











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Eco Note

• 1 banana (frozen is best), broken up • 5 ice cubes

What to do: 1. Put all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. 2. Add more ice cubes to make it creamier, if you like. Serves 1. Adapted from “The Help Yourself Cookbook for Kids” with permission from Andrews McMeel Publishing (

7 Little Words for Kids Use the letters in the boxes to make a word with the same meaning as the clue. The numbers in parentheses represent the number of letters in the solution. Each letter combination can be used only once, but all letter combinations will be necessary to complete the puzzle.
















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You’ll need: • 1/2 cup water or coconut water • 20 to 25 almonds or cashews, or 1/4 cup almond butter

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Polar Bear Smoothie

* You’ll need an adult’s help with this recipe.

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Answers: journey, squirrel, chief, patch, divide, flour, polar.

1. long trip (7) 2. bushy-tailed little animal (8) 3. fire station leader (5) 4. something to fix a hole (5) 5. split (6) 6. it’s used to make bread (5) 7. white kind of bear (5)

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Some of the most glorious places on Earth belong to you. These amazing sites are all part of our national park system. Geography Awareness Week is Nov. 10 through 16 this year. To celebrate, The Mini Page takes you on a tour of a few of America’s most beautiful and varied natural sites.

Glaciers form in areas with large amounts of rain and extremely low temperatures. When snow accumulates, it compacts underlying snow layers from previous years into solid ice. Glaciers cover 10% of our world’s total area. Glacier and polar ice store more water than all the world’s lakes, rivers and the atmosphere combined. When glaciers melt, sea levels rise and seriously affect coastal communities and islands. Rising sea levels can inundate wetlands and other low-lying lands. adapted from

For later: Look in your newspaper for articles that are related to geography.


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50 Infomercial imperative 52 Pill bug, biologically 54 Intake suggestion, briefly 55 Unlock, to Shakespeare 56 Third-longest river in Europe, after the Volga and Danube 58 Tear to shreds 59 Partner of 46-Down in the frozen-food business 60 Brown seaweeds 63 U.S. island owned almost entirely by the billionaire Larry Ellison 65 Manic-looking, in a way 67 Neutral response from a therapist 68 Pattern once used for hospital volunteer uniforms, with a hint to this puzzle’s theme 70 Loser of a beauty contest, in myth 71 Birds known to mimic car alarms and human speech 73 Graduate’s “honor” 74 Carousel mount, to a tot 75 Mark of a scam artist 76 Hooked on 77 Laura of “Big Little Lies” 78 Emulate Johnny Appleseed 79 H, to Hellenes 80 “Ya dig?” in more modern slang 82 Get up in the face of

85 Emma Stone’s role in “La La Land” 88 Protagonist in Toni Morrison’s “Beloved” 90 Skate-park features 92 Place for regulars 93 Handel’s “____, Galatea e Polifemo” 94 Glenn Frey’s “The Heat ____” 96 Bad thing to come up in a title search 98 Total failure 100 Important members of the community, so to speak 103 Where menisci are found 105 What socks usually do 106 Bitter green 107 Regards covetously 108 Display piece for tchotchkes 110 Virtual sticky 111 Battling it out 112 Boondocks 114 One of 11 in a Christmas carol 115 Provide an address 116 French novelist Zola 117 Bit 118 Company that once offered “the Thrift Book of a Nation” 119 Excited, with “up” 120 Foil alternatives 121 Meditative syllables



Michael Paleos, of Oyster Bay, N.Y., is chief of staff at a major investment bank. He started solving crosswords at a young age, but got hooked on them only after discovering the archive of puzzles in the New York Times app. ‘‘After doing enough of them, I started wondering what it would take to make one, and down the rabbit hole I went.’’ This is Michael’s second crossword for The Times, and 31 his first Sunday. — W.S.

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although I will try. Do you have any advice in case I get another bad reaction? — GREETING IN THE EAST DEAR GREETING: You did nothing wrong! When December rolls around, the expressions “Merry Christmas” and

Jaqueline Bigar’s Stars HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019: This year, some people will think of you as a hot tamale. Others will see you as lucky and in sync. If single, your multifaceted personality sometimes confuses others. If people cannot accept and enjoy your multiple dimensions, do not waste your time — move on. If attached, the two of you note an increase in the passion that lies between you. A newfound intensity delights you. TAURUS often challenges you. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult

ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHH Your high energy might be disconcerting to another party who spends time with you. You need an outlet for tension and stress, even if it is just a brisk walk. You can be more indulgent when you are relaxed. Tonight: Your treat.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHH Use the daytime hours for you — read the Sunday paper or luxuriate in bed watching a favorite movie. You might have a call or two to make, but you’ll do it at your leisure. An invitation appears later in the day. Tonight: Meeting up with friends.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHH Use the daylight hours when you feel good and energized. Your energy might be accelerated by a difficult and volatile discussion with a friend. You do not need to agree with each other. Tonight: Slow down and start thinking about the work week.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHH Be more aware of your responsibilities and others’ needs. Someone will follow your lead. Bring friends and family together for a late brunch. Discussions could be quite animated. Tonight: Where the action is.

different ideas. Do not attempt to resolve a problem just yet. You will gain perspective, nonetheless. Tonight: Go exotic.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

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SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHH You have a lot to do, and you want to clear out those chores. Some of you will be busy preparing your home for winter. By evening, get together with a family member. Tonight: Enjoy a chat with a loved one.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHH You cannot help but be frisky and fun-loving. A loved one or child could get frustrated and angry when with you. He or she has too much energy. Remain positive and all will work out. Tonight: Go for a good night’s sleep.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHH Basics count when having a discussion with a child or loved one. Keep the conversation going but base it on shared values. Later in the day, a sense of mischief emerges. You could do anything. Tonight: Be naughty and nice!

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHH Speak your mind and be as clear as possible. A discussion could be lively but not always in sync. The other party could disagree vehemently and let you know. Tonight: Make plenty of time to get together with a friend.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

HHHH Reach out for a loved one at a distance. You could spend a lot of time catching up on news with each other. You may feel pressured later to bring others together. Tonight: A force to be dealt with.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)


HHHH Reach out for a friend or loved one who cares about you. Discussions prove to be animated and you both express very

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I have explained that my name is Mary LOU. At the pharmacy, I am asked my birth date because they say they have several Mary Smiths, even when I say I am Mary LOU Smith. Can you please tell me what I can say so they will remember that I have two first names? — NOT JUST MARY, IN THE SOUTH DEAR NOT JUST MARY: Try this the next time it happens. Look the person in the eye and say, “I prefer to be called by my full name. It’s Mary Lou, NOT Mary. Please note that in your computer so we can be clear about it.”

mention how old his children are, but if they hit it off with yours, so much the better. It’s a friendly gesture that shouldn’t be considered aggressive. DEAR ABBY: I am a Southern belle who was given two “first” names, such as Mary Lou (Peggy Sue, Betty Ann, Bobbi Jo, etc.). All my life the second half of my first name has been dropped. When I sign in at a doctor’s office as “Mary Lou,” it never fails that when I’m called or the receptionist looks at my records, my name is listed as Mary even after


HHHH Others come toward you; however, you could be feisty when dealing with a loved one or a close friend. Tempers could fly out of the blue. One-on-one relating takes over later in the day. Tonight: Add more spice to your life.

HHHH How you see a financial question and spending this weekend could be a lot different from many of your associates, as well as your loved one. Hold up your end, but do not get into a fight if you can avoid it. Everyone has the right to his or her opinions. Tonight: Get together with friends for dinner.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

14-year-old. This neighbor is cute and single and has two kids. I don’t know him well. I’ve made many mistakes with men in the past, which is why I’m cautious. What’s your advice? — CAREFUL IN WYOMING DEAR CAREFUL: Many men would be very happy to be asked out. Because you haven’t had the opportunity to get to know this man, it may be time to create one. Consider hosting a friendly get-together for some of your neighbors and invite him and his children to participate. You didn’t

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Sudoku is a number-placing puzzle based on a 9x9 grid with several given numbers. The object is to place the numbers 1 to 9 in the empty squares so that each row, each column and each 3x3 box contains the same number only once.

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“Happy Holidays” are very common. If a customer takes offense, all you need to reply is, “Excuse me if I offended you.” And if you’re still worried about this issue, discuss it with your doctor or therapist. DEAR ABBY: I want to know if I should ask my neighbor out. I’m a female, and I don’t want to come across as aggressive. I’m also a Christian who was taught that a woman should never ask a guy out. Could I ask him out to hang out — not necessarily for a date? I’m a single parent of a

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DEAR ABBY: I work retail and have bipolar disorder. (I have been stable for nine years.) A few Christmases ago, a customer called me “hateful” because I wished her a Merry Christmas. (She doesn’t come into the store anymore.) My manager and co-workers explained that she was in a bad mood that day, and it wasn’t my fault. Due to my illness, I am obsessed with thoughts that it will happen again during the holidays, and I won’t know what to say or how to react, or I’ll think it’s my fault. Worse yet, I no longer want to say Merry Christmas again,

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Turnabout is fair play for friend who is using a friend DEAR ABBY: I have me as long as it’s OK a friend who lived in with you. But don’t kid my home most of the yourself. You’re not living time for about six years. there rent-free. Tolerating During that period, she an unpleasant drunk is rented out rooms in the price you’re payher house. She paid her ing, and only you can bills, and I paid mine, determine whether it’s but I covered her living worth it. off me. At the time, it didn’t bother me much DEAR ABBY: I’m Dear Abby originally because I could afford it, from another Jeanne Phillips although I would have country and have been preferred to save that living in the U.S. for about money. a decade. Is there a rule of etiquette I have since sold that house and for kids’ play dates? bought my dream retirement home Quite often, I have invited my in another state. Now, I stay with child’s school friends or the neighbor her, and her renters have moved out. children to my home for play dates, It’s unpleasant sometimes because but their parents never return when she gets drunk she accuses me the courtesy. If my child wants to of using her. (It’s true, I am.) Is it OK keep having play dates with those to use her by staying in her home children, should I continue inviting without really liking her much? I feel them? it’s my turn to leech, and I’d like to I sometimes feel I could be makstick it out until I retire in about a ing the parents uncomfortable, year. — WAITING TO MOVE but I feel my child’s socialization is DEAR WAITING: It’s OK with more important than what the other

parents might think. Am I setting myself up for abuse from those other parents by sending the message that I don’t mind always being the host? — CONFUSED MOTHER DEAR CONFUSED: Kudos to you for helping your child to socialize and inviting the children into your home. However, not all parents feel as comfortable as you do about having children over, or are as able to do so. Whether or not you are being taken advantage of, I can’t say. But perhaps it’s better that you have the children in your home where you can observe and supervise what’s going on than they be someplace where you can’t. DEAR ABBY: Ten months ago, I searched for my birth mother and made contact. We corresponded via letters. She was terminally ill and preferred to keep me a secret from her children. I understood her feelings and respected her wishes. She passed away last month, and her husband sent a letter notifying me. My question is: How long should

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I wait before reaching out to my siblings? — REACHING OUT IN MAINE DEAR REACHING OUT: Do so at any time you wish, but be prepared for them to be shocked and possibly disbelieving. It would have been better had your birth mother prepared them before her death, but since she didn’t, I see no reason why you should remain a guilty secret. DEAR VETERANS: For your service to our nation, I salute you. My thanks to each of you on this Veterans Day. You are the personification of patriotism, self-sacrifice and dedication to our country. Today I would also like to recognize your families for the sacrifices they, too, have made. — Love, ABBY Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Jacqueline Bigar’s Stars

ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHH Before you agree to what seem like great terms, consider all that you offer. Could you be shortchanging yourself? This agreement should directly reflect what you bring to the table. Tonight: All smiles.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHHH You know you are in your element. You know what to do and why. Allow yourself to reflect


GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HH Be willing to take a back seat and not worry too much about what is happening around you. Try to lie back and understand. Everyone involved reflects a different energy. Do not feel the need to participate for now. Tonight: Just observe.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH You could be unduly emotional as you try to wipe out a problem quickly and easily. Your sense of humor emerges when hanging with friends or in a meeting. Tap into your long-term desires when making a choice. You know what you want. Tonight: Where the action is.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHH Take a stand if needed. Others respect you and your ideas. You will be listened to, but you can’t necessarily count on agreement. Your sense of humor comes into play when dealing with a respected elder or boss. Tonight: Till the wee hours.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

FLOWERS Dear Heloise: My mother taught me how to keep cut flowers alive longer than just a couple of days. I add a few drops of vinegar and a teaspoon of sugar to the water in the vase. It makes them last a lot longer. — Maddie R., LaFollette, Tenn.

MILK Dear Heloise: You should always keep your milk on the bottom shelf in the back to keep it from spoiling. If your milk is in front of the fridge or in the

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HHHHH Your imagination adds some intriguing twists and turns to what seems inevitable. You like what emerges and enjoy considering all the possibilities. With a friend or in a group meeting, a discussion points the way. Tonight: Where the fun is.

HHHHH One-on-one relating is highlighted. You might have difficulty getting past a problem without a partner or close associate pitching in. You might not have all the ideas, but you certainly present several viable solutions. Listen to others’ ideas as well. Tonight: Choose your direction after a discussion.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHH Defer to another person while being aware of the possibilities that surround you. How you make a difference will be through openness and responsiveness. You could be taken aback by the speed of events. Tonight: Do not worry; all will turn in your favor.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHH Your ability to dig in and get to the root of a problem emerges. Others cheer you on as they think you are heading in the right direction. Pace yourself, listen and be

door, it will spoil quicker, as it is not as cold there. Since I started putting my milk where a repairman suggested, I have not had any spoiled milk. I have had milk way past the expiration date, and it is still good. — Janie in Hagerstown, Md.

ANTIQUE CHRISTENING GOWN Dear Heloise: I have an antique christening gown, which was handmade by my great-grandmother. It’s been used by babies in my family for generations. I want to have it cleaned and then have it framed, but I’m terrified to wash it. My husband suggested hand-washing it in mild detergent and then laying it out to dry. However, I’m worried that it’s too frail to wash. How do I clean this heirloom? — Hannah D., Greenville, N.C. Hannah, something that special needs very careful cleaning. Try to find a dry cleaner that specializes in cleaning antique garments. I wouldn’t recommend washing it because it might shrink or the weave of the fabric might be damaged. — Heloise

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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

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Dear Readers: Here are some new uses for old drapes: * Make into a table runner or place mats. * Roll them up and use as pretty draft-stoppers at the bottom of doors. * Make a tote out of them. — Heloise

aware. You can’t go wrong. Tonight: Do not push too hard.

HHHH Look for the unusual solution. Do not hesitate to ask questions to gain a stronger grasp of what is happening. If you stay open, you might hear some amazing solutions and ideas. Tonight: Go for something offbeat.

HHHH Given the circumstances, you could be out of sorts and unsure of what is best. Inevitably, when you toss the issue out so others can give you feedback, solutions appear. Brainstorm away. Tonight: At home.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHH Get together with associates and you will receive powerful feedback. Do a better job of listening when others come to you. Sometimes you are too into the ideas and not focused on basic facts and/or reality. Tonight: Let it all hang out.


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Shoe | Chris Cassatt & Gary Brookins

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This year, you often see both sides of an issue. You might have a difficult time opening your mind to others more stuck in their ways. If single, relating could be difficult because of your beliefs and insight. Others cannot always identify with you. Keep on looking until you meet someone who is your equal. If attached, the two of you might have intriguing conversations because your sweetie demonstrates an interest in evolving both emotionally and intellectually. TAURUS knows how to draw your ire and frequently challenges you. Both of you have similar issues but very different solutions. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult

on who you are and why you make the choices you do. In any case, you need to stay on top of a key matter. Tonight: Expect only positive vibes.

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