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Board shoots down proposed brewery regulations By Victoria Petersen Peninsula Clarion

Breweries on the Kenai Peninsula are free to host fundraisers and other events after the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Board decided to not further define current regulation. Under current state statute, local breweries and distilleries with manufacturing licenses are barred from allowing on-site live entertainment, TVs, pool tables, darts, dancing, video games, game table

In the news

Winter storm warning issued Kenai peninsula residents should prepare for hazardous weather conditions on Thursday, according to a winter storm warning from the National Weather Service. The warning is in effect for the western Kenai Peninsula, including Kenai, Soldotna, Homer and Cooper Landing. Residents should expect freezing rain, snow and sleet. Total ice accumulation is expected to reach up to 3/10 of an inch, and snow accumulation is expected up to 1 inch. Residents should expect hazardous travel conditions, and freezing rain may turn into snow or sleet at times, according to the warning. For the latest road conditions, call 511 or visit The warning will remain in effect until 1 p.m. Thursday.

Second suspect arrested in man’s death ANCHORAGE — A second man is in custody in connection with an Anchorage homicide. Police have arrested 2 3 - ye a r- o l d E l i ja h Ramirez on suspicion of first-degree murder and kidnapping in the death of 48-year-old Oscar Garcia. Another man, 27-yearold Rhadames Marmolejos Jr., is charged with first-degree murder in the case. Online court documents do not list attorneys for Ramirez and Marmolejos. Garcia was found dead Nov. 3 in a car parked on Merrill Drive in west Anchorage. Police said Garcia had suffered

or “other recreational or gaming opportunities.” The proposed clarification — voted down Tuesday — would have defined “entertainment” and “other recreational opportunities” to include festivals, games and competitions, classes, public parties, presentations or performances and other types of organized social gatherings that are advertised to the general public, according to a July 9 memo from the then-director of the state Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office

Inside ■■ Top state marijuana regulator fired. Page A2 Erika McConnell. Doug Hogue, owner of Kenai River Brewing Company, said he was pleased to see the board reject the proposal to clarify the definitions. “We’re super happy the board decided to not go with the changes,” Hogue said. “Obviously it would have been devastating for all the

breweries in Alaska if (that clarification) went through.” The proposed regulations wouldn’t have allowed for Kenai River Brewing Company to host their August Brewery to Bathroom 0.5K run, benefiting Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society, or special events such as the recent beer-pairing dinner. Hogue said the next hurdle for breweries is to urge the Legislature to pass SB 52, which is sponsored by Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Kenai/ Soldotna.

The bill, which could be addressed in the next session in January, modernizes statute governing the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, a sponsor statement from Micciche’s office says. “The bill allows the board to function more efficiently as they regulate the alcohol industry in a manner that promotes public safety and health, while supporting the alcohol industry’s continued growth and viability in today’s current climate,” the sponsor statement said.

Bush doctors take their place in history Evidence

argued ahead of murder trial By Megan Pacer Homer News

Troopers issued a Silver Alert four weeks ago for Murnane. Anyone with information on her whereabouts can call Homer Police at 907-2353150 or the Silver Alert hotline at 855-SILVR99 or 855-745-8799. A Silver Alert is for an adult considered a vulnerable person. Anonymous tips can be given to Crimestoppers by calling 907-283-8477. Before the search and canvass, Ed Berg, Murnane’s stepfather, briefed the volunteers and handed out maps of the area to be canvassed. The family has been working with psychics who have suggested things associated with Murnane’s disappearance. Berg said the psychics believe Murnane is with other people and is safe. Berg asked people to look for things like a compound of four or

The beginning of a jury trial for a Homer man accused of murder hinges on an argument over what evidence can be admitted into that trial. The state and the defense for Lee John Henry, 58, argued Tuesday in an evidentiary hearing over DNA testing results and whether they should be allowed to be considered by a jury. Kenai Superior Court Judge Lance Joanis heard their arguments and ruled on the issue Wednesday afternoon. Discussion on a second, separate disagreement over the DNA testing also took place on Wednesday, and Joanis was set to announce a decision Thursday morning. In order to hash out the evidence arguments, calling in the jury for the trial has been delayed. Henry is accused of killing Mark Matthews, who at 61-years-old was found dead in 2013 on the trail that connects to Poopdeck Street. Police found Matthews with Mark Namey his pockets turned out Matthews name and a later autopsy determined that he died of blunt force trauma to the head. The case went unsolved for three years until Homer police arrested Henry in 2016, and he was indicted on one count of first-degree murder, three counts of second-degree murder, one count of manslaughter and one count of first-degree murder. DNA was found in one of Matthews’ pockets, and the results from testing done on it was at the crux of the argument between Public Defender Joy Hobart and Kenai District Attorney Scot Leaders on Tuesday. There were two separate tests done on the DNA sampling, using two different test kits at two different times and using different standards and methods for analyzing. The first of two issues was whether to include the results from

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See trial, Page A14

Brian Mazurek / Peninsula Clarion

From left, Dr. Peter Hansen, Arnie Sullenger, Darrell Hamby, Tim McGahan and Andrew Conwell stand in front of the new Kenai Bush Doctor’s Historic Cabin on Wednesday. The cabin, which was installed Wednesday outside the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center museum, honors the work of Alaska’s Bush doctors. The project is being spearheaded by Hansen, who moved to Kenai in 1957. The cabin was constructed in Nikiski by Sullenger, and Hansen will be donating his historical medical equipment for display inside the cabin.

Search still on for missing woman By Michael Armstrong Homer News

Friends, family and police have kept up the search for Anesha “Duffy” Murnane, the Homer women who went missing from downtown Homer on Oct. 17. About 50 people gathered in the Homestead Restaurant parking lot on Sunday to canvass the East End Road area past Fritz Creek. Volunteers drove down gravel roads in one of the more remote areas of the greater Homer area. Murnane, 38, disappeared after leaving her Main Street apartment for an appointment at the SVT Health & Wellness clinic on East End Road. The last confirmed sighting is a security camera photo showing her leaving the Maintree Apartments, a supported housing complex. Murnane had a 1 p.m.

appointment at SVT Health and Wellness Center, about a 1-mile walk from her home. She did not show up for that appointment. A caretaker at the complex reported Murnane missing about 10 a.m. Oct. 19. Homer Police Lt. Ryan Browning said staff at the complex check on residents periodically, and interact with them daily or several times a day to give them any medications they might be on. He did not know why it took two days to report her missing, he said. “I think it was ‘We haven’t seen her in a while’ and they called,” Browning said. On Monday, a 17-year-old Nikiski woman reported missing on Nov. 9 was located safely. Alaska State Trooper spokesperson Ken Marsh said Heather “Heidi” Swearingen was found and confirmed safe. Homer Police and Alaska State

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Diplomats share ‘investigations’ concerns By Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick Associated Press

WASHINGTON — For the first time, the Democrats’ case for President Donald Trump’s impeachment streamed from Americans’ TVs Wednesday, including a new contention that he was overheard asking about political “investigations” that he demanded from Ukraine in trade for military aid. On Day One of extraordinary public

U.S. House hearings — only the fourth formal impeachment effort in U.S. history — career diplomats testified in the open after weeks of closeddoor interviews aimed at removing the nation’s 45th president. The account they delivered was a striking though complicated one that Democrats say reveals a president abusing his office, and the power of American foreign policy, for personal political gain. “The matter is as simple and as terrible as that,” said Rep. Adam Schiff,

the Democratic chairman of the Intelligence Committee, as he opened the daylong hearing. “Our answer to these questions will affect not only the future of this presidency but the future of the presidency itself.” Career diplomat William Taylor, the charge d’affaires in Kyiv, offered new testimony that Trump was overheard asking on the phone about “the investigations” of Democrats that he wanted Ukraine to pursue that are central to the impeachment inquiry. Trump said he was too busy to

watch on Wednesday and denied having the phone call. “First I’ve heard of it,” he said when asked. All day, the diplomats testified about how an ambassador was fired, the new Ukraine government was confused and they discovered an “irregular channel” — a shadow U.S. foreign policy orchestrated by the president’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, that raised alarms in diplomatic and national security circles. See impeach, Page A14


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Thursday, November 14, 2019

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Board declares vacant seat, opens applications By Victoria Petersen Peninsula Clarion

The school board has declared the eastern peninsula seat vacant and applications for appointment are now open for interested residents. Martha Fleming was elected in October to the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of

Education in an uncontested race to represent the eastern peninsula, however, she will not be serving on the school board this year due to unforeseen circumstances, an Oct. 30 resignation letter from Fleming says. The school board is tasked with appointing a new person to fill the District 6 seat, which was most recently held by Lynn Hohl of Seward. The

new appointed member will hold the seat until the next regular election, scheduled for October 2020. Residents who are at least 18 years old, are a qualified voter in Alaska and a resident of the Kenai Peninsula and district seat for the at least 180 days are welcome to apply for the seat. Applications are now open and will be open until 3 p.m. Nov. 22.

During a special meeting Nov. 26, the school board will interview applicants and then choose to appoint one to the District 6 seat. The vacancy will be advertised through the district website and social media, at the district office, and through other local media, beginning Nov. 14. For more information on how to apply, visit the district’s website,

Top state marijuana regulator fired By Becky Bohrer Associated Press

JUNEAU — The board that regulates Alaska’s legal marijuana industry voted Wednesday to fire the director it shares with state alcohol regulators, a move director Erika McConnell maintained lacked justification. The Marijuana Control Board voted 3-2 to fire McConnell, following last month’s vote by the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board to dismiss her. Wednesday’s vote came at the end of a daylong meeting in Anchorage, with McConnell delivering a fiery speech in which she said Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration appeared to want her out before wishing members well for the remaining two days of meetings. McConnell’s removal was subject to both boards agreeing. Marijuana Control Board member Bruce Schulte said he had no unkind words about McConnell but thought a change in leadership was appropriate. Board chairman Mark Springer said McConnell has done a good job and the push to oust her appeared in part to be “something of a railroad job” related to a dispute over allowable activities in breweries and distilleries. Springer said the alcohol industry is powerful. Alcoholic Beverage Control Board Chairman Bob Klein last month praised McConnell’s work ethic and

administrative skills. But Klein said he saw a disconnect between the board’s wishes and how McConnell approaches her position. McConnell said he never raised such issues with her, and she felt she was being pushed out with no good cause. July meeting minutes state the Marijuana Control Board approved without opposition a motion of confidence in McConnell. Minutes show four members attended the meeting. Schulte was not yet appointed. McConnell, who addressed the board after Wednesday’s vote, said in late August she learned Assistant Commerce Commissioner Amy Demboski was contacting Klein and Springer to ask that each board hold an executive session to discuss personnel issues. McConnell said that, as the boards have personnel authority over her, “it was clear that the administration was requesting that the boards remove me as director.” In an email, Glenn Hoskinson, a public information officer for the state commerce department, said the boards acted within their authorities. “At no time has the Department of Commerce, its officials, or the administration requested the board members to remove the director,” he wrote. “The decision whether to remove the executive director is solely

the purview of each Board.” McConnell said an employment relationship is based on good faith, “and those of you who have voted to remove me without actually finding that I’ve done anything wrong or providing me with an opportunity to correct any issues you have with me should be ashamed of yourselves.” She said longtime board counsel Harriet Milks was

reassigned with no reason given. Department of Law spokeswoman Maria Bahr said by email that the department “cannot comment on personnel matters, and that includes a reassignment.” The marijuana board heard concerns Wednesday from some in the industry about such things as training for an inventory tracking system and fears of heavyhanded enforcement.

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Would like to Welcome Our New Physicians Dr. Berlon & Dr. Roosen-Runge to the Medical Community! Dr. Berlon joined PIM in 2018 after graduating from Duke University Medical School and completing his internal medicine residency at the University of Washington. A Georgia native, Dr. Berlon received his undergraduate degree in neuroscience from Johns Hopkins University. A private pilot and certified open water diver, Dr. Berlon is excited to be practicing on the Kenai Peninsula. He believes in strong physician patient relationships and enjoys the breadth and variety he experiences working as an internist on the Peninsula. Dr. Megan Roosen-Runge is a board-certified general internist originally from Whidbey Island, Washington.  She completed medical school at Stanford University and then her internal medicine and chief residency at the University of Washington in Seattle. While in residency, she spent a month in Soldotna working with Dr. Bramante and the rest of the PIM staff and it was that experience that inspired her move to Alaska. She is passionate about building relationships with patients that help empower them to take on the challenges of living with complex medical conditions.

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Peninsula Clarion

Thursday, November 14, 2019

‘Dawnland’ screening part of Native American Heritage Month By Joey Klecka Peninsula Clarion

As it celebrates Alaska Native and Native American Heritage month, Kenai Peninsula College will offer a special presentation Thursday of “Dawnland,” a 2018 documentary that explores the forced assimilation of Native children. Organizers hope the film will help open a discussion about how to heal from past atrocities that have scarred Native American and Alaskan community members, including those who grew up on the peninsula. Sondra Shaginoff-Stuart is a rural Native student services coordinator at KPC and an adjunct teacher in the Ahtna Dene language, and will partner with Jennifer Williams to open the discussion following the film. ShaginoffStuart said the movie highlights the events that took place in the northeast United States, which included family separations, boarding school practices and attempts to eradicate Native culture. “It touches on so many aspects of what we’ve been going through in our community,” Shaginoff-Stuart said. “It really shows a clip of a community and how they are making changes to help with these issues.” The documentary delves into the child welfare practices imposed on indigenous communities in Maine, bringing into clearer focus the pain of Native children being separated from their families, depriving them of their culture and erasing their identities. Alaska Natives experienced a similar era that lasted for decades, according to Shaginoff-Stuart.

Until 1976, when a court case forced the state to build schools in Native communities with eight or more children, the stories of children being taken from their families were routine and painful for several generations of Alaska Natives, Shaginoff-Stuart said. She said the history of how Native Alaskans have been treated reveals a dark past that many would like to forget, including her own family. “When I first viewed it, I thought of the boarding school era and what my family went through,” she said. “My parents were both put in boarding schools and children’s homes. Both of them didn’t learn their language, and they lost a lot of that (culture). I’ve been regaining that myself for my family and my children, and part of the discussions that my family wasn’t able to talk about it because they were too painful.” Shaginoff-Stuart said her mother learned and can understand the Paiute language, which was spoken by members of the Pyramid Lake reservation around Reno, Nevada, but said her mother refuses to speak it herself. With many young people suffering from tuberculosis and influenza in the early days of Alaska statehood, the government used the boarding schools and children’s homes as a way to control Native populations around the state. That led to conditions in the boarding schools that Shaginoff-Stuart said mirrors the experiences of Native communities in Maine. “We saw a correlation in how families have been treated,” she said. “And just like our language, there was a missing gap in their language. A lot of children have been through the process of being taken way from families or

placed in boarding schools. They lost their families through the influenza epidemic. “I believe we don’t talk about these things enough because they’re so painful and traumatic and so damaging, and this documentary really touches on what they went through as parents and how the courts recognized this is wrong, and what they do afterwards to heal from this.” KPC Evening Coordinator Dave Atcheson, who runs the KPC Showcase series, said the film is very topical for the peninsula but also brings a heavy emotional load. “It’s won a ton of awards and has been really well-received, although some of the content is emotional and there’s a warning for some viewers,” Atcheson said. Shaginoff-Stuart said she hopes the discussion will continue past Thursday and the community can collectively heal from the past while looking to build a stronger future. “We’d like to bring awareness and hopefully start discussions and start thinking about how we heal from these tragedies,” she said. Other KPC events in November include Rock Your Mocs on Thursday, which encourages people to wear show up for a 4 p.m. photo opportunity wearing moccasins and other Native Alaskan regalia, a Nov. 21 performance by Cody Ferguson, a Yup’ik singer and comedian who teaches Yup’ik dance at UAA, and a potluck on Nov. 23 in the residence hall, which is open to everyone. KPC will show the film Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the McLane Commons on campus as part of its monthlong schedule of events celebrating Native American Heritage month.

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The Kenai Peninsula Transportation Task Force will hold a public meeting on Monday, Nov. 18 at 5 p.m. at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Chambers (144 N. Binkley). Access via call-in 907-714-2159. All public, private nonprofit, and private for-profit transportation providers, as well as the general public are invited to attend, participate and provide comment on the Kenai Peninsula Coordinated Transportation Plan Priority of Projects. For a copy of the plan prior to the meeting please contact Shari Conner 714-4521.

Snowshoe Gun Club membership meeting Snowshoe Gun Club membership meeting will take place Saturday, Dec. 7, at 10:30 a.m. at the range. Renewal of membership for 2020 will be available.

Turkey Shoot Gunsnowshoe Club will host a Turkey Shoot on Sunday, Nov. 24 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Questions contact Chris at 907-230-8938. Prizes awarded for each event. $25 gift cards at Three Bears. Events: ■■ Turkey Shoot (Splatter Board) Trap Range #1. Cost is $5. The Turkey Shoot will be a squad of four shooters. The shooter with a pellet closest to the dot on the pie plate at a distance of 40 yards wins a $15 IGA gift card. The club will provide a 12 or 20 ga shell. Use your gun or club gun. ■■ The Snipe Hunt Skeet Range #3. This is not a childhood game. Cost is $10. Teams of two shooters will try to break as many clays as they can in one and one half minutes. Highest team score out of every five teams wins two $15 IGA

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five cabins and dog houses with chains but no dogs. Berg also said people should look and ask about anything suspicious — cabins that look broken into, recent visitors to unoccupied homes and unfamiliar vehicles parked at trailheads. He also asked people to pass out flyers and let people know

gift cards. Team with highest overall score wins two $15 IGA gift cards. Register at 11 a.m. so squads can be arranged. The team members will be picked at random so it’s luck of the draw. You may need a couple boxes of shells per round. ■■ Annie Oakley Shoot Trap Range $2. Cost is $5. Minimum of five shooters will shoot at 27-plus yards. If you miss your target and the shooter to your right breaks it, you are out. Other rules will be discussed before the shoot. Last shooter standing wins a $15 IGA gift card. Bring lots of shell, cause you will need them.

Evolution of Yup’ik Dance The KPC Showcase presents: Evolution of Yup’ik Dance with Cody Ferguson on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 5:30 p.m. in the McLane Commons at Kenai Peninsula College. Cody is a Yup’ik singer, comedian, and cultural ambassador. He is a well-known storyteller and educator, who teaches Yup’ik style Eskimo dancing at the University of Alaska Anchorage, and advocates the importance of learning one’s culture. This is one of many events in honor of American Native Heritage Month. Free and open to the public.

Freezer Food Series Tsalteshi Trails has a weekly Freezer Food Series of community races at 2 p.m. Sundays through Jan. 26 at the trailhead behind Skyview Middle School. November races are running, December are fat-tire biking and January are skiing. Register in advance at or in person at 1:30 p.m. the day of the race. There are entry fee discounts for Tsalteshi Trails Association members and anyone bringing a nonperishable food donation for the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank. Visit Tsalteshi Trails on Facebook each

about Murnane’s gentle nature and that she remained missing. “Make them love Duffy so they’re looking,” Berg said. Tela Bacher, a childhood friend of Murnane who has been helping with the search, on Tuesday said the volunteers had found some things worth following up on. “I think the main thing we did was spread awareness and make people know we’re looking,” she said. “… We tried to cover as many areas as we could. People worked hard

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and spread the word.” Browning said the search for Murnane remains the department’s top priority. “We’re still investigating this,” he said on Tuesday. “It’s all our entire department has been doing the last three weeks. It’s job number one.” Berg said Murnane had a trip to an Oregon neurology clinic scheduled for Nov. 2, but she did not make it. “She was looking forward to that,” he said. “It’s a wonderful place with a loving staff.” Murnane also has a trip scheduled in December to go stay in Alamos, Mexico. She has visited and stayed there with a group of American expatriates. They know that Murnane is missing, Berg said. Murnane’s family and friends have said they believe she has been abducted. Posters and signs made in the past week have her photo and information with the word “Abducted” in large red letters across the top. Police are treating her as a missing person. “We have nothing to say she was abducted,” Browning said. “We have nothing to say she wasn’t. All we’re saying is she’s a missing person and she’s still missing.” Police have worked with the FBI and looked at bank records, social media accounts, cellphone records and plane and ferry boardings. “Nothing,” Browning said. “… We’ve talked to dozens and dozens of people inside her circle and keep coming up with nothing.” Murnane was wearing a

week for route maps and updates on trail conditions. For more information, email tsalteshi@ or call Jordan at 252-6287.

Fireweed Fiber Guild Meeting at the Soldotna Library The general public is invited to attend our open guild meeting Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Soldotna Library from 11 a.m. until 1pm. Please join us as we discuss our upcoming events. Please bring your individual project to work. There will be spinning wheel demonstrations, and spindle demonstrations

Farm & Food Friday Farm & Food Friday, the informal monthly meetup for Central Peninsula folks interested in local food or farming, happens this Friday, Nov. 15 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at Odie’s Deli in Soldotna. This month’s topic is technology on the farm: what apps, programs and web platforms work for you? The next Farm & Food Friday will be Dec. 13 instead of the usual third Friday of the month. Sponsored by Kenai Soil & Water Conservation District and Kenai Local Food Connection. Contact Heidi at for more information.

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. 19 at 6 p.m. Agenda topics will include Lower Cook Inlet proposals. For more information contact Dave Lyon at 399-2340 or contact ADF&G Boards Support at 907-267-2354.

blue jacket, light-blue shirt and blue jeans the last time she was seen. She is almost 6 feet tall, weighs about 160 pounds and has shoulderlength brown hair and blue eyes. She carried a pinkand-black plaid purse with a shoulder strap and carried her wallet, cellphone and identification. Police said she does not drive or own a vehicle and got around by walking. Berg said he is not sure if Murnane had her passport, but may have a passport card she uses for identification. Canadian authorities told him she would need a passport to get into Canada. The weekend after Murnane went missing, search and rescue dog teams from Anchorage tracked her in the downtown area, picking up scents from Main Street to Lee Drive, Svedlund Street, Pioneer Avenue and Kachemak Way. Search dogs got strong scents in the Kachemak Way to Pioneer Avenue area near Cosmic Kitchen, in front of Homer’s Jeans and the Kachemak Bay Campus. Murnane frequently ate at Cosmic Kitchen. However, the dogs could no longer follow a scent and acted as if there had been what search dog handlers call a “car pick up.” The family say they believe someone picked up Murnane. At Sunday’s search briefing, someone asked if Murnane had special places she went to for solace or to get away. “She was abducted,” said her mother, Sara Berg. “She did not go on a walkabout.” Taking off on her own also

doesn’t fit Murnane’s personality, Bacher said. “She is pretty much a homebody. She isn’t the type of person who would go out on an adventure without planning,” Bacher said. Murnane didn’t take drugs or drink. She didn’t take risks, Bacher said. Murnane hadn’t yet received her Alaska Permanent Fund dividend and wouldn’t have much cash. “She really had a small community,” Bacher said. “She was not super social. There were a few people she spent time with. … That makes it somewhat easy to keep track of her and where she was going, but there was so little of it. Nothing, nothing has come up.” Browning, Bacher and Berg all said that while Murnane had a cellphone, she didn’t constantly check it. She didn’t have her phone charger with her, and it’s likely her phone battery had run down. Browning said the last “ping” to a cellphone tower of Murnane’s cellphone was about 11:30 a.m. Oct. 17. A “ping” is the cell phone “shaking hands” with a tower that says “I’m still here.” “That’s the last connection it (the phone) had with the tower,” Browning said. The phone hasn’t been found, he said. Berg said images psychics have noted about Murnane’s disappearance include a Pharaoh’s mask, a graphic of the queen of diamonds and the number 21; an old blue Subaru; a green four-wheeler; a truck spray painted with a black matte


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trauma to his body. Ramirez and Marmolejos were arrested Nov. 8 on unrelated charges. KTUU-T V reports Marmolejos in 2013 was sentenced to seven years in prison for drug trafficking. The U.S. Attorney’s Office at the time said Marmolejos sold heroin to an undercover agent working for the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Barge bound for Alaska runs aground in British Columbia ANCHORAGE — No injuries were reported and there was no marine pollution when a barge headed to Alaska grounded near Vancouver Island, officials said. The Nana Provider owned by Alaska Marine Lines ran aground on Quadra Island around 8 p.m. Saturday, The Anchorage Daily News reported Tuesday. The barge was being pulled by a tugboat and was headed toward Whittier. None of the six people on the tugboat were hurt, said Michelle Imbeau, a Canadian Coast Guard spokeswoman. The barge was carrying rail cars and containers on its deck and did not have cargo in its hull, which investigators determined was compromised during an assessment conducted Sunday, Imbeau said. A Coast Guard ship stayed nearby Sunday night to monitor the barge, Imbue said. Crews tried to refloat the barge and assess the damage Monday. Transport Canada spokeswoman Jillian Glover said the barge would be towed to a facility in Middle Point for repairs if needed. The vessel did not pose a threat to island residents, Ryan Dixon, a spokesman for Alaska Marine Lines’ parent company Lynden Inc., said in an email. “We are carefully assessing the barge and working with the Coast Guard to ensure we can safely move it out of the area as soon as possible,” Dixon said. — Associated Press

finish; a big red house on a corner with the number 1610, but probably not an address; a brown house on a bluff with a view of water; a little girl named Brandy; captors’ names of Mark, Tom, Thomas, Thompson, Jake, Bernie and Melissa; a big dog and a little dog, one a German shepherd mix named Ruffy and the other a beagle mix; a convenience store with a rough road behind it; a white A-frame building, maybe a closed store, and a building site with a basement and first-floor deck, with people living in the basement, and with many green plants and bright light. Bacher said the response from people in Homer and around the state has been positive. “The community effort is pretty cool,” Bacher said. “… People are there. They get that however much our sense of safety has been shaken, our sense of community is bolstered.” Bacher said there may be another canvass on Sunday. People wanting more information can email her at to get email updates. Murnane’s family has started a Facebook page, Bring Duffy Home, and a Go Fund Me account to raise money to assist the search. That money also could go to supplement a reward for tips made through Crimestoppers that lead to Murnane’s return. The reward could be in excess of $5,000, Berg said. Reach Michael Armstrong at marmstrong@homernews. com.

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redicting how the U.S. Supreme Court will decide a case based on the questions the justices raise during oral arguments is a fraught endeavor, but the tenor of those exchanges Tuesday morning did not bode well for supporters of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., a potential swing vote, at times seemed to give credence to the Trump administration’s argument that President Obama lacked the legal authority to create DACA in the first place. If the court ultimately finds that President Trump has the authority to end the program regardless of his spurious rationale, the damage to the so-called Dreamers receiving protections, and to the communities in which they live, could be disastrous. It would give the court’s imprimatur to one of the harshest approaches to immigration in modern American history. DACA, for those who don’t remember, is the process Obama crafted in 2012 to defer deportations for people who have lived in the United States illegally since they were children, provided that they are employed or attending school and have not been convicted of serious crimes, among other criteria. It goes without argument that the 700,000 or so people currently receiving protection from deportation were living here without permission prior to gaining DACA status. But it makes no sense to oust the Dreamers from the only country they have ever really known, and to deport them to countries that are not only foreign to them, but where in many case they don’t even speak the language. Remember, most of the Dreamers bear little to no responsibility for their predicament since they arrived as children in the care of parents or guardians. The Trump administration argues that Obama stretched federal immigration law past its breaking point with the DACA order, and in 2017 it sought to kill the program as legally indefensible. This gets into arcane areas of authority, but DACA’s defenders argue that the president can’t scrap a program because he thinks it’s illegal; that’s a decision for the courts. A president can end or reverse a predecessor’s order because he thinks it’s bad policy, if he sets out a wellreasoned argument explaining why. With DACA, the Trump administration failed to do so. Beyond the legal wrangling lies the fate of 700,000 people (including Dreamers who are parents of more than 250,000 U.S. citizens, according to the Center for American Progress) who currently can go about their lives and legally hold jobs, pay taxes and be openly active members of their communities without constantly looking over their shoulders for Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers. It’s a popular program. An overwhelming majority of Americans, including Republicans, tell pollsters they believe the government should leave the Dreamers alone and that they be allowed to pursue a path to citizenship. Whatever the court decides — and we fervently hope it comes down on the side of the Dreamers — this issue is best resolved for the long term by Congress. To its credit, Congress has tried, sort of, to craft a permanent solution. Even Trump has previously said he would support legislation helping the Dreamers. But then he erected a roadblock by insisting that in return for his support Congress must also approve unrelated measures to fund his wall along the U.S.Mexico border and make other changes to border security. As we’ve argued, that’s not negotiating, it’s hostage-taking, and Congress was right to refuse to deal. Congress should push through a clean bill offering legal standing and a path to citizenship to qualified Dreamers. It is an issue of fairness that has broad appeal across the political spectrum except, notably, among Trump’s immigration hard-liners. It’s troubling, not to mention dysfunctional, that a relative handful of xenophobes can block a sensible humanitarian effort to grant legal status to people the vast majority of Americans think deserve to become fellow citizens. A pro-DACA decision by the Supreme Court would be welcome, but it is not a long-term solution since the Trump administration — or any future anti-immigrant regime — could simply go through the correct bureaucratic process and end the protections. A legislative solution is years overdue, and Democrats and Republicans coming together in the House and the Senate to achieve this popular end could help put the lie to the general presumption that our elected representatives no longer have the courage or the competence to do the work for which they were sent to Washington. — The Los Angeles Times, Nov. 12

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‘Bits and pieces’: Americans view impeachment on their terms By Stephen Groves and Tamara Lush Associated Press

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Cattle rancher Jeffery Gatzke in South Dakota was listening in as he worked on his tractor in his workshop. The first public hearing on impeaching President Donald Trump is a political show, he thinks, but one he wanted to tune into. Nadxely Sanchez, 18, watched on her phone, splitting her attention during a psychology lecture at Marquette University in Milwaukee. As a child of immigrants, she says she takes Trump’s presidency personally: “Living in the Trump era right now is scary and we’re just wondering what’s going to happen next.” Randy Johnson, a 63-year-old semi-retired Tennessee man and Trump voter, cast his fishing line into the Gulf of Mexico from a seawall in St. Petersburg, Florida. He was happily missing the opening gavel. “Oh, is that today?” he said. If Americans have devoured past live hearings in Washington, following each dramatic twist and turn, many seemed only to nibble and graze on Wednesday’s proceedings. They scanned headlines on their phones, read social media posts or clicked on snippets of video pushed out online. They planned to catch up with highlights or clips later, from a range of sources, and were content to let it play in the background. The fractured and filtered way the country consumed the testimony — and all news — may have consequences. Democrats are hoping to use a series of hearings to tell a complex tale of overseas intrigue involving unfamiliar figures and a distant war. There were signs Wednesday that many Americans were falling back on their partisan allegiances, rather than diving into the details. “I get bits and pieces,” said Bee Quarterman, a 64-year-old census worker in Savannah, Georgia. “Just enough to know what’s going on.” As she walked into a barber shop for a lunchtime haircut, she glanced

up at the hearing on the TV and said Americans should “just go to the ballot box” to settle whether Trump should remain in office. House Democrats argue Trump abused his power when he solicited a political favor from the president of Ukraine and held up millions in foreign aid. Polls show more Americans support impeachment than oppose, although the partisan divide on the question is striking and consistent in the weeks leading up the hearings. In putting two respected and measured U.S. diplomats on live television Wednesday, Democrats were hoping, if not for a national epiphany, then at least a day that would stand out from the partisan acrimony and circus-like atmosphere of Trump-era Washington. “I don’t want to say it will be the tipping point, but I think it will be the beginning of a week or two where it will be very difficult for the president to change the subject,” said Adam Cutler, a Denver technology manager and Democrat who arranged to work from home so he could watch the day’s events. Democrats’ goal is a shift in public opinion that mirrors 1973, when the nationally televised Watergate hearings helped sink President Richard Nixon’s approval ratings before his 1974 resignation from office. But other recent examples offer Democrats less hope. Special prosecutor Robert Mueller’s testimony about his investigation into interference in 2016 election produced little change in Trump’s approval. Live hearings on accusation of sexual assault against Judge Brett Kavanaugh did not prevent his ascension to the Supreme Court. For Gatzke, a 50-year-old farmer and rancher from Hitchcock, South Dakota, the Ukraine affair was just the Washington establishment’s latest attempt to thwart an outsider president. “He is not one of them and they don’t like it,” he said, just before the hearings began. Gatzke caught as much as he could during his morning

chores on the farm, before he had to load up cattle for the processing plant. His wife, Sheila Gatzke, watched, too, and fumed about what she claimed was testimony based on “hearsay,” a defense Trump has pushed and his Republican defenders on the committee echoed on Wednesday. Christian Jacobs, 50, sat in a beach bar in St. Petersburg, wearing a fedora and reluctantly watching the drama on television. “I did not want this,” he said, glancing at the TV with and sipping in a breath from his marijuana vape pen. A Democrat, he had initially balked at impeachment but has come around to it as details trickled out about Trump’s behavior with Ukraine. “I’m so afraid, left to his own devices, what else he may do,” Jacobs said of Trump. Jim Borelli’s response to the turmoil and conflict in Washington? Pray. The 60-year-old attorney in the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park, Kansas, read his Bible at a coffee shop, part of his daily devotional, after listening to part of the hearing Wednesday morning. One of the daily readings was a verse from the Book of Wisdom which he found “appropriate for today,” the Democrat said, noting that it reads in part, “for those in power a rigorous scrutiny impends.” “I pray that our leaders exercise wisdom in the impeachment process,” he said. He watched part of the hearing with his 95-year-old mother but said it’s hard to talk about politics with some people in the current environment. “I think we are in a bad space,” he said. In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Bryant Randall, a freshman at Louisiana State University, didn’t like what he saw either. But that’s because the registered Republican found the Democrats’ case unpersuasive. “All the witnesses who have come forward so far are saying, ‘I interpret this as a quid pro quo,’” Randall said. “I don’t care how you interpret it. I care about what the facts are.”

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ust as the Indiana Dunes finally has achieved national park status, Washington insiders are trying to cash in on all the parks by commercializing them to the max. Their noxious notions include opening the parks to food trucks, expanded WiFi, mobile camp stores and even Amazon deliveries to campsites. Please make this wretched scheme go away. When we go to the Indiana Dunes, we want peaceful windswept shores and tranquil forest paths, not a tailgate party. When we go to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina, we want the spray of a waterfall and a quiet campfire. We get all the crowding and clamor we want — or can stand — in our daily lives. Evidently, the people on the Trump administration’s Outdoor Recreation Advisory Committee disagree. Rather

than unspoiled wilderness, they favor something akin to Navy Pier. In a new proposal, the committee, which is a part of the Department of the Interior, argues for making way for those food trucks, Amazon deliveries and other amenities more appropriate to daily city life. Nobody should be surprised. The committee has been lambasted since it was formed early last year, by former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, as nothing but a shill for commercial interests. The committee largely is made up of representatives from the tourism, manufacturing, hospitality and recreation industries. Last year, the Washington Post obtained documents showing that private industry pushed for the creation of the committee for the sole purpose of getting a foothold in the parks. The committee’s priorities fit like a glove with those of the Trump

administration and new Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, who in September gave the go-ahead to electric-powered bicycles on formerly quiet nature trails. This kind of commercialization — to the fattest wallet goes the spoils — could price some Americans right out of the parks. To jack up revenue, for example, the committee has proposed eliminating senior discounts during the peak summer camping season. Our national parks, which have suffered big budget cuts, attract huge numbers of visitors every year. It’s hard to buy the committee’s argument that the parks are “underused” — one of Bernhardt’s favorite words — when there were 318 million visits last year and a record-high 330,882,751 visits the year before. “I have a room all to myself,” Henry David Thoreau once wrote. “It is nature.” — Chicago Sun-Times, Nov. 8

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Prosecutors say Stone ‘undermined’ Russia inquiry By Ashraf Khalil Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Republican political operative Roger Stone undermined the effectiveness of the congressional investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election by repeatedly and deliberately lying under oath to help Donald Trump’s presidential campaign avoid embarrassment, prosecutors told jurors in closing arguments at his trial Wednesday. Defense attorneys countered that Stone had done nothing deliberately illegal and claimed the government’s case was built on conjecture, leaps of logic and

unreliable witnesses. Stone, 67, was indicted in January as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian electoral tampering. A veteran Republican political operative and longtime Trump confidant, Stone is accused of lying to lawmakers about his attempts to communicate with the antisecrecy website WikiLeaks, tampering with a witness and obstructing a House Intelligence Committee investigation into whether Trump’s Republican presidential campaign coordinated with Russia to tip the 2016 election. The case is expected to go

to the jury on Thursday after about a week of testimony. If convicted, Stone could face up to 20 years in prison. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan Kravis said Stone lied to protect the Trump campaign from embarrassment. Several witnesses have highlighted how campaign officials were eager to take advantage of the more than 19,000 emails that had been hacked by Russia from the Democratic National Committee and were being released in batches by WikiLeaks in the months before the election. Steve Bannon, who served as the campaign’s chief executive, testified that Stone

had boasted about his ties to WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange, alerting the campaign to pending new batches of damaging emails. Campaign officials saw Stone as the “access point” to WikiLeaks, he said. As a result, the campaign looked to Stone to make contact with WikiLeaks and learn more about the content and timing of the upcoming email releases. “Roger Stone knew that if this information came out, it would look really bad before his longtime friend Donald Trump, so he lied to the committee,” Kravis said. “He not only tried but succeeded in impeding the

committee’s investigation.” Defense attorney Bruce Rogow dismissed the attempts to contact Assange as standard operating procedure for any political campaign. “There was nothing illegal about the campaign being interested in the information coming out,” he said. “Of course they were interested in the WikiLeaks information.” Rogow also focused on the limits of the government’s knowledge. For example, he noted that the government had evidence of multiple phone calls between Stone and different campaign officials, including Trump

himself. But there was no evidence of what was actually said during those calls. “Why would a decision be made on this kind of thin, very thin … is it even evidence,” he told jurors. Regarding witness tampering, Rogow brushed aside the dozens of emails and text messages in which Stone urged liberal radio host Randy Credico to refuse to testify before Congress or assert his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. Stone had told the House Intelligence Committee that Credico was his back-channel connection to Assange — something Credico repeatedly denied.

Islamic Jihad says cease-fire reached to end Gaza fighting By Fares Akram Associated Press

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The Islamic Jihad militant group early Thursday announced a cease-fire with Israel, ending two days of heavy fighting that left at least 32 Palestinians dead. S p o k e s m a n Mu s a b al-Berim said the Egyptian-brokered deal went into effect at 5:30 a.m. (0330 GMT). There was no immediate confirmation from Israel. Al-B er im said the

cease-fire was based on a list of demands presented by his group late Wednesday, including a halt to Israeli targeted killings of the group’s leaders and an easing of Israel’s 12-year blockade of Gaza. The fighting broke out early Tuesday after Israel killed a senior commander of the militant group. The rare targeted killing by Israel sparked the heaviest fighting with Gaza militants since May. Islamic Jihad fired some 400 rockets toward Israel, while Israel

responded with scores of airstrikes. However, Gaza’s ruling Hamas militant group, which is much larger and more powerful than Islamic Jihad, stayed out of the fighting, indicating it would be brief. Palestinian officials reported 32 deaths, including a 7-year-old boy and six members of a single family. The rocket fire crippled life across southern Israel, as nonstop air-raid sirens canceled schools and forced people to remain

indoors. Much of Gaza resembled a ghost-town, with almost no vehicles on the roads except for ambulances evacuating wounded. Israel rarely acknowledges deals with Gaza militant groups. U.N. and Islamic Jihad officials were in touch Wednesday with Egyptian mediators, who typically broker deals to end fighting in Gaza, and Israel did not respond to the single rocket launch after the cease-fire announcement.

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Relatives of Islamic Jihad militant, Abdullah Al-Belbesi, 26, who was killed in Israeli airstrikes, mourn his death in the family home, during his funeral Wednesday in the town of Beit Lahiya, Northern Gaza Strip.

Superbug infections rising in U.S., but deaths are falling By Mike Stobbe Associated Press

NEW YORK — Drug-resistant “superbug” infections have been called a developing nightmare that could set medicine back a century, making conquered germs once again untreatable. So there’s some surprising news in a report released Wednesday: U.S. superbug deaths appear to be going down. About 36,000 Americans died from drug-resistant infections in 2017, down 18% from an estimated 44,000 in 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated. The decline is mainly attributed to an intense effort in hospitals to control the spread of particularly dangerous infections. “We are pushing back in a

Michael Kirsch, a pharmacist at AdventHealth Tampa, a Florida hospital that has seen lower superbug infection rates. “I would not by any means declare success.” Indeed, though deaths are going down, nonfatal infections grew nationally from 2.6 million in 2013 to 2.8 million in 2017. Some worrisome new germs are emerging. And superbugs are appearing much more often outside of hospitals, the report says. For example, urinary tract infections have been easily treated in doctor’s offices with common antibiotics. But it’s increasingly common to see young healthy women with such infections forced into the hospital after initial treatments don’t work, said Dr. Bradley Frazee, a California

“We never really worried about this kind of antibiotic resistance in the past,” said Frazee, who last year co-authored a journal article documenting more than 1,000 drug-resistant urinary tract infections in one year at Highland Hospital in Oakland. Antibiotics first became widely available in the 1940s, and today dozens are used to kill or suppress the bacteria behind illnesses ranging from strep throat to the plague. The drugs are considered among medicine’s greatest advances, and have saved countless lives. But as decades passed, some antibiotics stopped working. Experts say their overuse and misuse have helped make them less effective. The new report marks

Today in History Today is Thursday, Nov. 14, the 318th day of 2019. There are 47 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 14, 1972, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above the 1,000 level for the first time, ending the day at 1,003.16. On this date: In 1862, during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln gave the go-ahead for Maj. Gen. Ambrose Burnside’s plan to capture the Confederate capital of Richmond; the resulting Battle of Fredericksburg proved a disaster for the Union. In 1907, two renowned children’s authors were born: William Steig (styg) (“Shrek”) in New York, Astrid Lindgren (“Pippi Longstocking”) near Vimmerby, Sweden. In 1910, Eugene B. Ely became the first aviator to take off from a ship as his Curtiss pusher rolled off a sloping platform on the deck of the scout cruiser USS Birmingham off Hampton Roads, Virginia. In 1940, during World War II, German planes destroyed most of the English town of Coventry. In 1943, Leonard Bernstein (BURN’-styn), the 25-year-old assistant conductor of the New York Philharmonic, made his debut with the orchestra as he filled in for the ailing Bruno Walter during a nationally broadcast concert. In 1965, the U.S. Army’s first major military operation of the Vietnam War began with the start of the five-day Battle of Ia Drang. (The fighting between American troops and North Vietnamese forces ended on Nov. 18 with both sides claiming victory.) In 1969, Apollo 12 blasted off for the moon. In 1970, a chartered Southern Airways DC-9 crashed while trying to land in West Virginia, killing all 75 people on board, including the Marshall University football team and its coaching staff. In 1986, the Securities and Exchange Commission imposed a $100 million penalty on inside-trader Ivan F. Boesky and barred him from working again in the securities industry. In 1996, Cardinal Joseph Bernardin (BURN’-uh-deen), the senior Roman Catholic prelate in the United States and leader of Chicago’s 2.3 million Catholics, died at his home at age 68. Singer Michael Jackson married his plastic surgeon’s nurse, Debbie Rowe, in a ceremony in Sydney, Australia. (Rowe filed for divorce in 1999.) In 1997, a jury in Fairfax, Virginia, decided that Pakistani national Aimal Khan Kasi (eye-MAHL’ kahn KAH’-see) should get the death penalty for gunning down two CIA employees outside agency headquarters. (Five years later on this date, Aimal Khan Kasi was executed.) In 2004, Mahmoud Abbas, successor to Yasser Arafat, escaped unharmed when militants firing assault rifles burst into a mourning tent for the deceased Palestinian leader in Gaza, killing two security guards. Ten years ago: President Barack Obama, on a mission to repair America’s global standing, told Asian countries during a speech in Tokyo that he was determined to engage them as equal partners in the economy, diplomacy and security. Five years ago: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced the Pentagon would spend an additional $10 billion to correct deep problems of neglect and mismanagement within the nation’s nuclear forces. During his visit to Asia, President Barack Obama mounted a warm show of support for Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi (ahng sahn soo chee), appearing with the democracy activist on the back porch of her lakeside home. One year ago: Chris Stapleton won four awards, including those for male vocalist, song and single of the year, at the Country Music Association Awards, but Keith Urban took home the top prize, entertainer of the year. Jacob DeGrom of the New York Mets easily won the National League Cy Young Award despite winning just 10 games during the season on a struggling team; the American League award went to Blake Snell of the Tampa Bay Rays, who had pitched fewer innings than any other starting pitcher who had won the award. Today’s Birthdays: Actress Kathleen Hughes is 91. Former NASA astronaut Fred Haise is 86. Jazz musician Ellis Marsalis is 85. Composer Wendy Carlos is 80. Writer P.J. O’Rourke is 72. Britain’s Prince Charles is 71. Rock singer-musician James Young (Styx) is 70. Singer Stephen Bishop is 68. Blues musician Anson Funderburgh is 65. Pianist Yanni is 65. Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is 65. Former presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett is 63. Actress Laura San Giacomo (JEE’-ah-koh-moh) is 58. Actor D.B. Sweeney is 58. Rapper Reverend Run (Run-DMC) is 55. Actor Patrick Warburton is 55. Rock musician Nic Dalton is 55. Country singer Rockie Lynne is 55. Pop singer Jeanette Jurado (Expose) is 54. Retired MLB All-Star pitcher Curt Schilling is 53. Rock musician Brian Yale is 51. Rock singer Butch Walker is 50. Actor Josh Duhamel (du-MEHL’) is 47. Rock musician Travis Barker is 44. Contemporary Christian musician Robby Shaffer is 44. Actor Brian Dietzen is 42. Rapper Shyheim is 42. Rock musician Tobin Esperance (Papa Roach) is 40. Actress Olga Kurylenko is 40. Actress-comedian Vanessa Bayer is 38. Actor Russell Tovey is 38. Actor Cory Michael Smith is 33. Actor Graham Patrick Martin is 28. NHL forward Taylor Hall is 28.

battle we were losing,” said

emergency room doctor.

only the second time the

CDC has tried to measure the numbers of U.S. illnesses and deaths attributed to drug-resistant germs. The first was released six years ago. This time, the agency relied on new data and it recalculated the 2013 numbers, resulting in larger baseline estimates. The 2013 report estimated more than 23,000 U.S. deaths and more than 2 million infections each year from superbugs. Those numbers were based on 17 germs that were considered the greatest threat. That count did not include deaths and illnesses from a nasty bug called Clostridium difficile, because the germ still is cowed by the drugs used to treat it. But C. diff is considered part of the larger problem, because it can grow out of control when antibiotics kill other bacteria. C. diff infections and deaths, fortunately, have also been declining.

Overall, public health officials acknowledge the superbug problem is probably even bigger. A 2018 paper suggested more than 153,000 Americans die each year with — though not necessarily from — superbug infections. The difference stems from where researchers get their data and on what’s included. “There’s not universal agreement on what constitutes a drug-resistant infection,” said the paper’s lead author, Dr. Jason Burnham of Washington University in St. Louis. For Wednesday’s report, the CDC turned to new data sources. For example, some earlier estimates were based on reports from about 180 hospitals. This time, CDC was able to draw from the electronic health records of about 700 U.S. hospitals. Among the CDC’s other findings: ■■ There were fewer cases of several nasty hospitalassociated germs, including

drug-resistant tuberculosis and the bug known as MRSA. ■■ Infections from a so-called “nightmare bacteria” — carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE — held steady instead of increasing, to the relief of health officials. Officials credit hospitals for using antibiotics more judiciously, and to do more to isolate patients with resistant infections. They also believe government funding for laboratories has helped investigators labs more quickly spot drug-resistant germs and take steps against them. Still, CDC officials said there’s hardly cause for celebration. “There are still way too many people dying,” said Michael Craig, a leader in CDC’s superbug threatassessment work. “We have a long way to go before we can feel we can even get ahead of this.”

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A coming of age tale — with a New York twist Kenai Performers brings to life Neil Simon classic ‘Lost in Yonkers’ By Joey Klecka Peninsula Clarion


he next installment of the Kenai Performers theater season opens this weekend with the production of “Lost in Yonkers.” The show marks the directorial debut of Cheri Johnson with the Kenai Performers. Johnson’s experience in the peninsula theater scene and outside the state is extensive, but Friday marks the first time she will direct a show with the Kenai Performers group. For those who know Johnson well, “Lost in Yonkers” promises to be a master class in theater from someone who easily relates to the cast. “She gives us a little bit of autonomy with things,” said actress Nikki Stein. “She’ll have a back and forth with me, a conversation about what possibly might need to be changed, and steers me in the right direction that makes me feel like I have input, and not being told exactly what I need to do.” Rob Lewis, who has worked alongside with Johnson in previous Kenai Performers shows, echoed Stein’s thoughts and said Johnson’s willingness to explore a role and expand on it gives her a lot of credibility. “It’s been really nice working with her as director, and I really look to her with her experience when I was Grandpa Joe (in ‘Willy Wonka’),” Lewis said. “She’s given us a lot of guidance, but also leaned on us getting into a character, deciding what works best. It’s been a collaborative effort.” Johnson also isn’t new to the script, having directed it with the Kenai Central High School drama program in 2003. Johnson, who worked at the school in an afterschool drama club from 2006 to 2013, is mostly accustomed to teen actors, and said after years teaching teens, working with an older cast has forced her to return to her roots. “It’s a different ballgame,” Johnson said. “But I’m comfortable with them.”

The cast of “Lost in Yonkers” poses before rehearsal Tuesday at the Kenai Performers stage in Soldotna.

Johnson’s background in theater explains why her ability to relate to the cast, particularly for “Lost in Yonkers,” makes her an ideal candidate to direct the show. Johnson studied theater and drama at Marymount College in Kansas, as well as Kansas State University, and said her grandparents were immigrants. She said her grandmother lived with her family for several years growing up in the Midwest. “I grew up in a house where multiple

languages were spoken,” she said. “My Grandma originally lived in New Jersey, right across the river, so my mother talked like (a New Jersey accent) my whole life, and I’d come back to Kansas talking like that. “I think because it was a bilingual house, I grew up with an ear for dialect.” Johnson praised the work of “Yonkers” writer Neil Simon, whose work won the 1991 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and said the story of the show is relatable for her, as well

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as many who grew up in middle America. “It’s timely,” Johnson said. “It deals with immigration, which I think is timely. It takes place in 1942, but it’s very relevant.” Simon’s comedy — which opened December 1990 — follows the troubles of the Kurnitz family and their struggles to live harmoniously with each other. The patriarch, Eddie Kurnitz (played by Jamie See lost, Page A8

Banks takes a shot at ‘Charlie’s Angels’ By Lindsey Bahr Associated Press

If you’re watching a big studio film featuring a female ensemble, there is a 50% chance that there is going to be some monologue about how men underestimating women is both a truism and an advantage. It’s becoming as inevitable as environmentalist supervillains. On its face it’s a harmless observation and a signal to the audience that this movie is aware of modern gender politics. Sometimes it’s even passable, as in “Hustlers.” But where it starts to wear thin is when the movie around it doesn’t stand up to even the most modest expectations of popcorn entertainment (hello, “Ocean’s 8”). The latter is more the case with “Charlie’s Angels,” starring Kristen Stewart, Ella Balinska and Naomi Scott. It is, of course, a semireboot of the 1970s television series that spawned a film series and another attempt at a television show. While it has always featured three women in the lead roles, the original concept was not exactly

a model of enlightened feminism. And unhelpful monikers like “Jiggle TV” did their best to undermine any kind empowerment that audiences might have derived from seeing women leading a popular television show. Even Farah Fawcett once chalked the show’s No. 1 status up to bras (or lack thereof). But then Drew Barrymore and McG came along with a take that knowingly winked at its own history of sexploitation while playing into a very 1990s “you go girl” concept. Add a batch of charismatic movie stars and a Destiny’s Child anthem about financial independence and suddenly “Charlie’s Angels” seemed fresh. What is most surprising about the latest “Charlie’s Angels,” which was written and directed by Elizabeth Banks, who also plays the part of Bosley, is how little the “go girl” feminism of the 2000 film has evolved in nearly 20 years. Blame society or a lack of imagination on the part of the filmmakers, but there is nothing all that new about the ideas here. The film even feels the need to hit the audience over the head with a “girls can do


Corner NOVEMBER This month is all about giving thanks; with Gods’ help, gratitude comes easy, on this we can bank. The signs are Scorpio, the scorpion and Sagittarius, the archer; with elements of water and fire, without these two life would be harder. The birthstones are citrine and topaz; prosperity and affection. These traits go together, having a connection. The color is yellow meaning sunshine and happiness. Yellow

alone shows no sadness. Chrysanthemum is the flower symbolizing optimism and joy. The mood given is hard to destroy. Novembers’ bird is the kestrel the smallest falcon; they have speed and grace with long talons. The trees walnut, chestnut and ash; focus, honesty and wisdom, making people that are not flexible, but trustworthy and smart. Along with thankfulness, these are all great assets, God knows the heart. Bee Hae Rack By Bonnie Marie Playle

“Charlie’s Angeles” HH Rating: PG-13, for action/ violence, language and some suggestive material anything” message right at the start with an entirely sincere (and wholly disconnected) montage showing pre-teens doing things like sports and science. But then the question of expectations rises again: What are we really looking for in a “Charlie’s Angels” movie after all? Not terribly much. Some good action, costumes and chemistry from the leads, perhaps. In other words, just entertain us. And in that respect, this 2019 “Charlie’s Angels” only partially succeeds. The action is fine and engaging but nothing we haven’t seen before. The costumes, by Kym Barrett, are fantastic (a love letter to sequins, hot pants and excess) as are all the fierce makeup looks. As for the chemistry? Well, it’s a little lacking. Part of that is due to the story. These Angels don’t

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Ella Balinska (left), Kristen Stewart and Naomi Scott star in “Charlie’s Angels.”

have a pre-existing relationship. Stewart’s Sabina and Balinska’s Jane are solo operators. And one (Scott) isn’t even an Angel at all, but an engineer who gets dragged into the fray because she’s discovered that the energy saving device she created can be weaponized. So when things go awry with the device and it’s stolen to be sold on the black market, they have to learn to work together under the oh-so-fabulous and oh-so-jaded guidance of Banks’ Bosley. Stewart is having so much fun playing such a sarcastic and carnal character that it’s impossible not to smile along with her, but the others get a bit lost in her

movie star shadow. The interplay of three magnetic stars is what made the 2000 film so appealing. And Stewart’s delightful comedic turn is not enough to carry the sluggish beginning. The film does some clever things: It doesn’t erase the Angels of the past and Bosley now is a “rank,” not a single person. Sam Claflin, as a wealthy tech entrepreneur, and Patrick Stewart as another Bosley are also lively standouts who, like Kristen Stewart, know what movie they’re in. But by the time its found its footing and a pace and energy that holds up to the flash, it’s already the end.

calendar Events and exhibitions ■■ Tsalteshi Trails has a beer release party from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 14 at Kenai Joe’s Taphouse in Kenai. Kenai River Brewing is creating four special beers for Tsalteshi, one for each season. This week, we release the Rye’d Around It oaked imperial rye porter and the Tsalteshi Trail Ale rye pale ale. For more information, visit Tsalteshi Trails on Facebook or call Jenny at 394-6397. ■■ Farm & Food Friday, the informal monthly meetup for Central Peninsula folks interested in local food or farming, happens this Friday, Nov. 15 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at Odie’s Deli in Soldotna. This month’s topic is technology on the farm: what apps, programs and web platforms work for you? The next Farm & Food Friday will be Dec. 13 instead of the usual third Friday of the month. Sponsored by Kenai Soil & Water Conservation District and Kenai Local Food Connection. Contact Heidi at for more information. ■■ The KPC Showcase presents: Evolution of Yup’ik Dance with Cody Ferguson on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 5:30 p.m. in the McLane Commons at Kenai Peninsula College. Cody is a Yup’ik singer, comedian, and cultural ambassador. He is a well-known storyteller and educator, who teaches Yup’ik style Eskimo dancing at the University of Alaska Anchorage, and advocates the importance of learning one’s culture. This is one of many events in honor of American Native Heritage Month. Free and open to the public. ■■ The general public is invited to attend our Fireweed Fiber Guild meeting Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Soldotna Library from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Please join us as we discuss our upcoming events. Please bring your individual project to work.

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

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‘Ford v Ferrari’ a very pleasant (fast) ride By Mark Kennedy Associated Press

Cops might do well to position their speed traps near movie theaters wherever the new film “Ford v Ferrari” is playing. They might fund their whole year’s budget busting speeders peeling out of the parking lots. This infectious and engrossing story of the 1966 showdown on a French racetrack between car giants Ford and Ferrari is a highoctane ride that will make you instinctively stomp on a ghostly gas pedal from your movie seat. But you don’t need to be a motorhead to enjoy Matt Damon and Christian Bale as a pair of rebels risking it all for purity and glory. Yes, director James Mangold takes you down onto the raceway, with cameras low to the ground and care to show the crack of gear shifts and feet on pedals. Yet he’s not created a “Fast and Furious” film — this is more a drama about a pair of visionaries who fight against a smarmy bureaucracy. That vision happens to be on a track. The first three-quarters of “Ford v Ferrari ” sets the stage for the furious 40-minute restaging of the exhausting Le Mans race — a 3,000-mile, 24-hour slalom through country roads. So meticulous have the filmmakers been that they built an entire accurate Le Mans in Georgia because the original has been too altered in the intervening years. (There are not many cases when Georgia acts as a stand-in for La France.) Damon plays the legendary American driver and car designer Carroll Shelby, who won Le Mans

“Ford v Ferrari” HHH½ Rating: PG-13, for some language and peril in 1959 but gets sidelined from driving due to a bad heart. He considers the best driver in the world to be Ken Miles, a daredevil British missile played by Bale. If Damon is a bad boy, then Bale is a bad-bad boy, a role perfectly in his wheelhouse, another intense, almost-over-the-top role. But it’s Damon, almost subdued with little fireworks necessary, who shows real compassion as a man caught between corporate responsibility and honor. Le Mans by the mid-60s was a plaything of Ferrari, which dominated year after year. Lee Iacocca, then an executive with the Ford Motor Company, convinces his boss, Henry Ford II, to enter the racing world and win Le Mans — not necessarily for glory but to make the company appealing to young buyers. “James Bond does not drive a Ford, sir,” Iacocca (played by Jon Bernthal, perfectly cast, showing layers) tells Ford. “We need to think like Ferrari.” Ford initially tries to do that by just buying Ferrari — but Italian head Enzo Ferrari tells the Ford delegation to “go back to Michigan, back to your big ugly factory.” Boo! That naturally ruffles the feathers of Henry Ford’s son (Tracy Letts, lighting up every scene with unpredictable energy) and so Ford is now ready to build its own race team.

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Matt Damon co-stars in “Ford v. Ferrari.”

The screenwriters Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth and Jason Keller have fleshed out the tale with glimpses into the personal costs to Miles’ family (the enchanting Caitriona Balfe as his wife and their young son.) Their quiet moments at home may be a little hokey but are a welcome relief to the roar of the track. You can tell the writers have some stage chops with tight scenes that build to great lines. “Go to war, Carroll!” Henry Ford II bellows to Shelby. The film at some points should be called “Ford v Ford” as Shelby and Miles butt heads against an

army of Ford executives in Brooks Brothers suits. The marketing paper-pushers are constantly trying to insert themselves into the race and especially don’t want Miles to drive because they deem him “not a Ford man.” Shelby fights back: “You can’t win a race by committee.” The film then goes to the 24 Hours of Le Mans — fake grainy TV and radio broadcasts help set up the tension — and you can almost smell the burnt rubber. “She’s hot, mate. Crack on!” one driver says of the Ford’s GT40 Mark II. Enzo Ferrari glowers from

his box in the stands and the filmmakers don’t bother to translate everything the Italian team says, so clear is the acting. Many of the songs we hear are well placed — it’s got a soundtrack of The Animals, The Sparkles and The Quarrymen — plus, you’ll marvel at another past technology: Sunglasses in the 1960s would make anyone look cool. Perhaps the only thing overshadowing the two Oscar-winning lead actors in this film are the cars. They’re truly drool-worthy. But be gentle on your gas pedal on your way home.

Film probes history of Native Americans in the U.S. military By Russell Contreras Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Before Chuck Boers joined the U.S. Army, the Lipan Apache member was given his family’s eagle feathers. The feathers had been carried by his great-greatgreat-grandfather on his rifle when he was an Apache scout. They also were carried by relatives who fought in World War I, World War II, Korea and Vietnam. In 2004, Boers had the feathers with him during the Battle of Fallujah in Iraq. “I felt like I had my family with me to protect me,” he said. “The Warrior Tradition,” a new film set to air on PBS, examines the complex history of Native Americans in the U.S. military since World War I and how their

service transformed the lives for Native Americans from various tribes. Through interviews with veterans and using archival footage, the documentary probes the complicated relationship Native Americans had with military service and how they used it to press for civil rights. The documentary exhibits the mixed feelings some Native Americans felt toward the U.S. military and how tribal members embraced those who served as “warriors.” “From just about the beginning of the United States itself, the government has fought various wars against Native nations. And that’s the irony,” Patty Loew, director of the Center for Native American and Indigenous Research at Northwestern University, said in the film.

But Native Americans, from tribes in Oklahoma to nations in Washington, joined the U.S. military to honor their “end of the treaty” that the U.S. government previously broke, Loew said. At the onset of World War I, the first generation of Native Americans after the so-called Indian Wars began joining the U.S. Army even though they weren’t considered citizens or allowed to vote. Returning veterans, and also those from World War II, earned accolades for their service. For example, Comanche and Navajo Code Talkers in World War II were credited with passing secrets amid hostile fighting. The returning veterans began demanding the right to vote and fought against discrimination. For example, Miguel Trujillo Sr., a

Marine sergeant in World War II and a member of Isleta Pueblo in New Mexico, returned and waged a legal battle to overturn that state’s law that barred American Indians living on reservations from participating in elections. Director Larry Hott said the veterans in the film believed military service was part of their family history and wasn’t just about a way to escape poverty. It’s part of a legacy that goes back generations, he said. “Many have waited a long time to talk about this,” Hott said. “One veteran told me he hadn’t even told his wife about his experiences.” Retired Army Sgt. Maj. Lanny Asepermy, who is Comanche and Kiowa, said after the Comanches surrendered to the U.S. in 1875, the tribe’s warrior tradition was

hurt. Then some Comanche joined World War I. “We became warriors again,” Asepermy said. He grew up seeing photos of relatives in the military at his grandparents’ home. “I’ve always wanted to be a soldier. I didn’t want to be anything else.” He’d fight a year in Vietnam. Before he left, his grandmother prayed over him in the Kiowa language and placed medicine on him. “A couple of times in Vietnam, I could have gotten killed. Was it luck?” Asepermy said. “I think it was because of the prayers my grandmother gave me.” The one-hour documentary co-produced by WNED-TV Buffalo Toronto and Florentine Films/Hott Productions, Inc., is scheduled to air on most PBS stations on Monday.

‘Andromeda Evolution’ is sequel to Michael Crichton book By Jeff Ayers Associated Press

“The Andromeda Evolution” To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of Michael Crichton’s epic novel, “The Andromeda Strain,” the author’s estate commissioned Daniel H. Wilson to craft a sequel, “The

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Nelson), is desperate to pay off medical bills incurred by the death of his wife, Evelyn, and has taken the job of a traveling salesman. As a consequence, the need for help in looking after his two young sons, Jay and Arty (played by Kaegan Koski and Brody

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until Dec. 14. ■■ True Tales, Told Live and Soldotna Parks and Rec offer a storytelling workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday nights in November at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. Learn how to craft a story from start to finish in this fourweek series. The cost is $15 for the

Andromeda Evolution.” After the events of 50 years earlier, protocols were put in place to watch and prepare for the next time the microbe made an appearance. With the original team that battled the first visit of Andromeda having passed away, scientists aren’t sure what to expect when the microbe finally does reappear, and it’s doubtful that it will come back. When a drone uncovers a

strange anomaly in the Brazilian jungle, Project Wildfire is reactivated. It appears the virus has come back, and it’s spreading rapidly. A small team consisting of experts, military personnel and the son of one of the original scientists proceeds to uncover the truth and stop the threat. Unfortunately, the clock is ticking rapidly, and if they don’t neutralize it in five days, it may be the end of the world.

Wilson has crafted many books about problematic issues surrounding robotics and technology, so it’s a bit strange that he is writing about the world of micro-organisms and viruses. But his scientific skills and background play perfectly into the narrative. He’s able to convey complex scenarios and situations and make them understandable to the non-scientist, something the late Crichton had a gift for as

well. Wilson’s stellar cast of characters makes the story more than just a series of events but a tale that carries weight. The structure of the novel reads as if the reader has been granted access to a top-secret file that provides an overview of the incident, which follows the exact layout of Crichton’s classic novel. Wilson invokes the best of that story, and updates everything with terrific flair.

Ireland) arises. Eddie decides to drop his sons off with his mother, Grandma Kurnitz, a German immigrant whose harsh life growing up has turned her stern and unforgiving, and their “crazy” Aunt Bella, who has a slight learning disability. Grandma Kurnitz is played by Yvette Tappana, a peninsula theater veteran, while Aunt Bella is portrayed by Stein. Stein, a peninsula theater local who has been a regular with the performers and

Kenai North Triumvirate theater since 2015, said taking on the role of Aunt Bella has been an intriguing challenge. “She’s a little delayed and seems very sheltered,” Stein said. “In one of the scenes, her mother describes her as a child, and you can tell from interactions that her siblings coddle her a little bit, and she has the excitement of a child and gets excited about interacting with people. She comes off very ditzy and forgetful.”

The family is later visited by the brothers’ colorful uncle, Louie Kurnitz, brought to life by Rob Lewis, and Aunt Gert, depicted by AnnMarie Rudstrom. Uncle Louie is hiding from the mob, who is chasing him in pursuit of money owed on a loan. In his fifth production with the Kenai Performers, Lewis said he’s been challenged by the role, including delivering a spot-on New Jersey accent. “I just like the fact I get to branch

out and play with the accent,” Lewis said. “There’s not a lot of opportunities to play characters, so much as play yourself being the character. With Louie, you’ve really got to get into the mind-set of Louie, to get the lines right.” “Lost in Yonkers” opens Friday and runs three straight nights on consecutive weekends, with 7 p.m. performances on Nov. 15 and 16, as well as Nov. 22 and 23. There are also 2 p.m. showings on Nov. 17 and 24.

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.

(recommended) please call The Flats Bistro at 907-335-1010. Please watch this space for more music at The Flats this fall. ■■ Don Jose’s Restaurant in Soldotna features All-You-Can-Eat Taco Night Thursday evening with music by Mike Morgan from 6-9 p.m. Please call 907-262-5700 for reservations and info. ■■ Acapulco, 43543 Sterling Highway in Soldotna, has live music at 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. ■■ A bluegrass jam takes place on the first Sunday of the month at from 1-4 p.m. at the Mount Redoubt Baptist

Church on South Lovers Loop in Nikiski. ■■ Veronica’s in Old Town Kenai has Open Mic from 6-8 p.m. Friday. Call Veronica’s at 283-2725. ■■ The Alaska Roadhouse Bar and Grill hosts open horseshoe tournaments Thursday nights at the bar on Golddust Drive. For more information, call 262-9887. ■■ An all acoustic jam takes place every Thursday. The jam takes place at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna on the first Thursday of the month, and at the Kenai Senior Center during the rest of

the month. Jam starts at 6:30 p.m. ■■ Odie’s Deli in Soldotna has live music Friday from 6-8 p.m. and Pub Quiz night every Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. ■■ AmVets Post 4 has reopened in its brand new building on Kalifornsky Beach across from Jumpin’ Junction. Eligible veterans and their families are invited to stop by to find out more about AmVets and their involvement in the Veteran community. ■■ The Bow bar in Kenai has karaoke at 9 p.m. Thursdays.

Entertainment ■■ The Place Bar will host Karaoke Saturday, Nov. 16 at 9 p.m. ■■ The Flats Bistro in Kenai presents live dinner music Thursday and Friday from 6:30-8:30 p.m., featuring Garrett Mayer on Thursdays and Mike Morgan & Matt Boyle on Fridays. For reservations

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Bears open heavy home slate on 4-game win streak By Jeff Helminiak Peninsula Clarion

Whether the Kenai River Brown Bears are winning or losing, the message from head coach Kevin Murdock is consistent. Consistency. That’s why Murdock is not satisfied as the Bears carry a four-game North American Hockey League winning streak into a heavy home slate that will see them play six home games in 10 days. The first three are against the Springfield (Illinois) Blues, starting at 7 p.m. tonight at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. Games 2 and 3 in the series are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The Bears won the first two games in their current successful string much differently than the last two. That’s why Murdock isn’t satisfied.

“It all comes back to consistency and staying focused for the full 60 minutes,” he said. Nov. 1, the Bears topped the Northeast (Massachusetts) Generals 4-3 in overtime by tying the game with just four seconds left. For the next night’s 5-3 win, Kenai River fell behind 3-0 before scoring five unanswered goals — four in the fourth period. Contrast that to the home sweep of the Chippewa (Wisconsin) Steel last weekend, which instead featured fast starts and slower finishes. Friday, the Bears led 4-0 after two periods and ended up winning 6-1. “Friday, we got away from what made us successful the first two periods,” Murdock said. Saturday, Kenai River took a 5-3 lead with 3:20 left but a late Chippewa goal and some Bears penalties made things too interesting for

Murdock’s tastes in the 5-4 win. “I think at the end of the day, it’s great to win those games, but we’ve still got some work to do,” the coach said. “Obviously, we kind of took our foot off the gas late in the game.” Kenai River is 11-5-1-2, good for second place in the Midwest Division. The Bears are two points behind division-leading Fairbanks. Springfield is 7-9-2-1 and tied for fourth, but the Jr. Blues are coming off a 5-3 victory in Fairbanks. Just short of a third of the way through the season, Kenai River has scored four or more goals 11 times, including in the last five games. Last season, the Bears struggled to score, finishing with just 15 games of four or more goals. Finding more scoring was a big offseason objective for Murdock. “They’ve gotten to the point where they’re starting to grasp on

to some of the concepts we’ve been working on for the last two months,” Murdock said. “The nice part about having success is they’re seeing the stuff we’ve been working on pay off.” The line of Zach Krajnik of Eagle River, rookie Theo Thrun and Logan Ritchie has clicked. Krajnik is tied for fourth in the league with four points, while Thrun is tied for sixth with 23. Ritchie has 16 points. One line can’t do all the scoring, though. “Depth is something I’m happy with,” Murdock said. “For the most part, I’m happy with our four lines, and we can use everybody in most any situation.” Kenai River also has relied heavily on goalie Landon Pavlisin, who is 10-3-0-2 with a 2.53 goals-against average and .924 save percentage. “He’s been giving us a chance to win games and that’s all you can really ask for in a goalie,” Murdock

said. “It’s hard not to play him.” The coach added that Danny Fraga will get some action with the heavy load of games coming up. The Bears defense also got a boost when Anchorage’s Ryan Reid had a fighting in the last five minutes penalty changed to a roughing double minor, meaning he is not suspended for tonight’s game. Tonight’s game is Youth Night and Fill the Net Night. Children 12 and under get in free, but must be accompanied by an adult. Adults get a $5 ticket with a food donation that goes to the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank. These $5 tickets are only available at the door on game day. Friday is Hometown Heroes Night, with police, firefighters and troopers getting in free by showing their badge. Saturday there will be a postgame skate with the Bears.

3A volleyball tourney stacked with area teams By Joey Klecka Peninsula Clarion

The Kenai Peninsula sure got its money worth out of last weekend’s Southcentral Conference tournament, which advanced three peninsula teams to the big dance. The Class 3A state tournament begins today with a slew of games, and the defending state champions Nikiski, the recently crowned region champs Homer and newcomer Kenai Central all harbor hopes of making a deep run. For Nikiski, which begins its title defense today at 1:30 p.m. against Aurora Conference champions Monroe Catholic, the plan is to use last weekend’s letdown as motivation. Nikiski lost in the Southcentral Conference semifinals to eventual champions Homer and had to resort to the 3A state at-large berth to make it to state. Nikiski head coach Stacey Segura said she had some anxious moments waiting for the phone call from the school’s athletic director to confirm her squad made it, but felt assured that the Bulldogs were one of the best choices. “I knew we did everything in our power to control our side of getting that at-large berth, but there’s that small percentage of doubt because you just don’t know until it’s official,” Segura said. “I was very anxious to find out, and I woke up 8 a.m. Sunday morning to check my phone.” Segura is confident the Bulldogs are ready for another magical run at state.

“The girls are trying not to let that thirdplace berth define who they are,” Segura said. “It’s been a long season and these girls have played a lot of volleyball. They’re so over practice, and they just want to get going.” Segura said the experience-laden Bulldogs know how to fight under pressure and the bright lights of the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage, so she believes the pressure is on the Rams. “I can’t speak for Monroe, but I can’t think they’d be super happy to see us,” she said. Nikiski played Monroe earlier this year at the Grace Christian tournament in October, losing with scores of 17-20, 20-17 and 5-2 in bracket play, but came to back to win the gold bracket by beating Monroe twice. Nikiski also had a single set win of 25-23 over the Rams in pool play at the tournament. Homer’s run to the region title was a little more surprising, even with the show of strength the Mariners offered opponents all season. When asked about Homer’s big weekend, Segura said the Mariners had a lot of motivation and experience behind them as well. “I think they had something to prove,” Segura said. “I don’t know, it was kind of fun to watch, it was neat to watch them play so well. It wasn’t fun for us, but everyone was a little more blindsided with how they played.” The Mariners open their state tournament today with a 3:15 p.m. match with Koztebue, the Western Conference runner-ups. The Mariners are in the big dance for a second

straight year, this time with first-year head coach Stephanie Carroll leading the way. As an assistant coach the last few years, Carroll said she’s watched the upperclassmen grow and develop into mentally strong players, and that mental edge helped them break through last weekend. “Everything just came together,” Carroll said. “We had struggled against those teams before, but we knew if we stayed mentally strong, we could play with them and beat those teams.” It was Homer’s first region title since 2014. Carroll said the No. 1 seed from the Southcentral Conference that comes with winning it helps put the Mariners in a advantageous spot to begin with, but added that the attitude of the team is the real driving force. “I think the confidence (is more important) than the seeding,” she said. “We lost to both Kenai and Nikiski at the end of the regular season, and to beat them at the tournament, that confidence was just as important than the one seed.” While Nikiski and Homer both have the experience of playing on the big state, the Kenai Kardinals will be looking for youth and enthusiasm to guide them this weekend. In finishing second to Homer at the region tourney, the Kards secured their first state volleyball appearance in 14 years, the first since finishing seventh in the 4A field in 2005. Kenai will open with Barrow, the Western Conference champions, today at 10 a.m., and head coach Tracie Beck said after accomplishing their goal of making it to state, the

team is working hard to refocus for more postseason success. “It’s hard because you’re trying to get prepared and let (the region run) sink in for a short period of time, but the girls aren’t really thinking about that component,” Beck said. “The community is excited but the girls are like, ‘We reached our goals for state, but let’s rewrite the goals for state.’” Having knocked off tough opponents such as Nikiski and 4A rival Soldotna in recent weeks, Kenai may be one of the hottest teams heading into state. Beck said the team hit a small bump in the road when Homer defeated them in the region title game, but the biggest goal was to win their semifinal with ACS, which gave them the automatic state berth and a big boost in confidence. “They wanted it so bad, they stumbled on themselves,” Beck said. “I told them to keep focused and execute the plan, and they got to state. That’s the easy path. I don’t care what path we take, just get there.” Class 3A state tournament

At the Alaska Airlines Center Thursday games Game 1 — Barrow vs. Kenai, 10 a.m. Game 2 — Sitka vs. Valdez, 11:45 a.m. Game 3 — Monroe Catholic vs. Nikiski, 1:30 p.m. Game 4 — Homer vs. Kotzebue, 3:15 p.m. Game 5 — Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 5:15 p.m. Game 6 — Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner, 7 p.m. Friday games Game 7 — Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, 10 a.m. Game 8 — Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 loser, 11:45 a.m. Game 9 — Game 6 loser vs. Game 7 winner, 1:30 p.m. Game 10 — Game 5 loser vs. Game 8 winner, 3:15 p.m. Game 11 — Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner, 5:15 p.m. Game 12 — Game 9 winner vs. Game 10 winner, 7 p.m. Saturday games Game 13 — Game 12 winner vs. Game 11 loser, 10 a.m. Game 14 — Game 13 winner vs. Game 11 winner, 2 p.m. (championship) Game 15 — Game 14 winner vs. Game 14 loser, 3:45 p.m. (if necessary)

Soldotna netters not backing down from powerhouse Dimond By Joey Klecka Peninsula Clarion

The drama from last weekend’s Northern Lights Conference volleyball tournament perfectly illustrated how topsy-turvy postseason sports can be. Soldotna survived the wackiness to grab the third seed out of the conference and punch a state ticket for the fourth time in six years, but now the Stars are banking on more craziness to help them advance at the Class 4A state tournament. SoHi begins its state run against a behemoth today at 3:15 p.m. at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage. The Dimond Lynx are the four-time defending state champions, as well as the freshly crowned Cook Inlet Conference champions. The Lynx have dominated the state tournament in recent memory with eight state titles in the last 11 seasons. In fact, the entire field will be hard-pressed to knock off Dimond or South Anchorage. The two volleyball juggernauts have combined to win the last 14 state titles at the 4A level. The most recent year a team other than Dimond or South won was 2004, when the Service Cougars reigned. SoHi head coach Luke Baumer said it sure makes for a David vs. Goliath showdown for the Stars, one of the smallest schools in the tournament by school size. “We’re going at it like there’s nothing to lose,” Baumer said. “Dimond has a high percentage of winning and never losing to Soldotna.

… The first match is always the one you think you can catch them sleeping. That’s kind of my thought process here, we’re going in really determined.” If the Stars have learned any lessons from last weekend’s NLC tournament, held on SoHi’s home floor, it’s that never overestimate anyone, no matter the seed number. The Palmer volleyball program entered the region championships as the No. 4 seed but proceeded to wipe the floor with the competition en route to capturing the region title. That included a three-set sweep over the topseeded Colony Knights in the tourney semifinals. Baumer said the lesson learned by the Stars is that nothing is a certainty in a sport like volleyball, where inches can decide who wins a point. “You have to put everything you’ve got into every single match,” Baumer said. “Every set, you never know which team is going to click and which isn’t. You can see the best team crumble like Colony did, and you can see the lowest seed triumph. “At this point, it’s anyone’s game. We have the firepower to be the best team in the state and at this point, it’s just how well can we get everything to go our way.” Baumer said he studied how other teams have beaten Dimond this year, including a game that the Lynx lost to East Anchorage during the regular season. Baumer said he believes if Dimond’s top setter, senior Hahni Johnson, sets as little as possible then

SoHi stands a shot. “She’s a stud,” he said. “She’s a great opposite hitter as well, but if we hit to the right side with the setter in the back row, we’ll make her take digs instead of assists.” SoHi has its own secret weapon, which really isn’t so secret anymore. Countering Dimond’s attack is the conference MVP Ituau Tuisaula, a senior outside hitter that is capable of stunning opposing defenses with a powerful kill shot. Baumer

said if Tuisaula can get going, it will bring her teammates up with her. “Ituau is more than just our leading points scorer, she’s the person the team rallies around,” Baumer explained. “Whenever she gives you that motivational, ‘Hey we’ve got the next point’, you believe it.” Experience will also play a key role for SoHi, Baumer said. The majority of SoHi’s starting lineup consists of veteran players that have been to state before,

including last year. That core includes Tuisaula, senior libero Holleigh Jaime, senior hitter Bailey Armstrong and senior middle hitter Serena Foglia. If the Stars can capture lightning in a bottle, Baumer said he feels confident going against a juggernaut like Dimond. “When we’re clicking on all cylinders, there’s no doubt in my mind we can take that,” he said.

Indiana 111, Oklahoma City 85 Philadelphia 98, Cleveland 97 Miami 117, Detroit 108 Chicago 120, New York 102 Atlanta 125, Denver 121 L.A. Lakers 123, Phoenix 115 Utah 119, Brooklyn 114 Sacramento 107, Portland 99 Wednesday’s Games Memphis 119, Charlotte 117 Orlando 112, Philadelphia 97 Boston 140, Washington 133 Houston 102, L.A. Clippers 93 Minnesota 129, San Antonio 114 L.A. Lakers 120, Golden State 94 Toronto 114, Portland 106 Thursday’s Games Miami at Cleveland, 2 p.m. Chicago at Milwaukee, 4 p.m. Dallas at New York, 4 p.m. L.A. Clippers at New Orleans, 4 p.m. Atlanta at Phoenix, 5 p.m. Brooklyn at Denver, 6:30 p.m. All Times AKST

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At the Alaska Airlines Center Thursday games Game 1 — Juneau-Douglas vs. South, 10 a.m. Game 2 — Palmer vs. Bartlett, 11:45 a.m. Game 3 — North Pole vs. Wasilla, 1:30 p.m. Game 4 — Dimond vs. Soldotna, 3:15 p.m. Game 5 — Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 5:15 p.m. Game 6 — Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner, 7 p.m. Friday games Game 7 — Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, 10 a.m. Game 8 — Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 loser, 11:45 a.m. Game 9 — Game 6 loser vs. Game 7 winner, 1:30 p.m. Game 10 — Game 5 loser vs. Game 8 winner, 3:15 p.m. Game 11 — Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner, 5:15 p.m. Game 12 — Game 9 winner vs. Game 10 winner, 7 p.m. Saturday games Game 13 — Game 12 winner vs. Game 11 loser, 12 p.m. Game 14 — Game 13 winner vs. Game 11 winner, 5 p.m. (championship) Game 15 — Game 14 winner vs. Game 14 loser, 6:45 p.m. (if necessary)

scoreboard Basketball NBA Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Boston 9 1 .900 — Toronto 8 3 .727 1½ Philadelphia 7 4 .636 2½ Brooklyn 4 6 .400 5 New York 2 9 .182 7½ Southeast Division Miami 7 3 .700 — Atlanta 4 6 .400 3 Charlotte 4 7 .364 3½ Orlando 4 7 .364 3½ Washington 2 7 .222 4½ Central Division Milwaukee 7 3 .700 — Indiana 7 4 .636 ½ Cleveland 4 6 .400 3 Chicago 4 7 .364 3½ Detroit 4 8 .333 4 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division Houston 8 3 .727 — Dallas 6 4 .600 1½ San Antonio 5 6 .455 3 Memphis 4 7 .364 4 New Orleans 2 8 .200 5½ Northwest Division Utah 8 3 .727 — Denver 7 3 .700 ½ Minnesota 7 4 .636 1 Oklahoma City 4 7 .364 4 Portland 4 8 .333 4½ Pacific Division L.A. Lakers 9 2 .818 — L.A. Clippers 7 4 .636 2 Phoenix 6 4 .600 2½ Sacramento 4 6 .400 4½ Golden State 2 10 .167 7½ Tuesday’s Games

Men’s Scores EAST Albany (NY) 83, Canisius 57 Boston College 59, High Point 33 Brown 70, Quinnipiac 68 Bryant 69, St. Peter’s 44 Bucknell 86, Hofstra 71 Columbia 75, Binghamton 63 Fordham 53, Fairleigh Dickinson 50 Lafayette 72, Princeton 65 NJIT 59, Cornell 58 Ohio 81, Iona 72 Penn 75, La Salle 59 Rutgers 62, Drexel 57 Saint Joseph’s 96, UConn 87 Syracuse 70, Colgate 54 UMBC 79, St. Mary’s College of Maryland 57 Vermont 62, Boston U. 47 SOUTH George Mason 80, LIU Brooklyn 74 Grambling St. 81, SE Louisiana 70

Hockey NHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 18 11 3 4 26 64 48 Montreal 18 10 5 3 23 64 56 Florida 18 9 4 5 23 67 67 Toronto 20 9 7 4 22 68 67 Buffalo 17 9 6 2 20 50 48 Tampa Bay 15 8 5 2 18 52 52 Ottawa 18 7 10 1 15 51 61 Detroit 20 7 12 1 15 46 75 Metropolitan Division Washington 20 14 2 4 32 79 60

N.Y. Islanders 17 13 3 1 27 54 39 Philadelphia 18 10 5 3 23 57 54 Pittsburgh 18 10 6 2 22 60 47 Carolina 18 10 7 1 21 61 52 N.Y. Rangers 16 8 6 2 18 54 53 Columbus 18 6 8 4 16 42 61 New Jersey 17 5 8 4 14 44 65 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division St. Louis 19 12 3 4 28 59 54 Colorado 18 11 5 2 24 66 49 Nashville 18 9 6 3 21 68 59 Winnipeg 19 10 8 1 21 51 58 Dallas 19 9 8 2 20 46 46 Chicago 18 7 7 4 18 50 56 Minnesota 18 6 11 1 13 47 63 Pacific Division Edmonton 20 12 6 2 26 61 54 Arizona 19 11 6 2 24 56 46 Vancouver 19 10 6 3 23 63 50 Calgary 21 10 8 3 23 60 61 Vegas 20 9 8 3 21 59 61 Anaheim 19 9 8 2 20 50 53 San Jose 19 8 10 1 17 54 67 Los Angeles 18 6 11 1 13 46 67 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Top three teams in each division and two wild cards per conference advance to playoffs. Wednesday’s Games Ottawa 4, New Jersey 2 N.Y. Islanders 5, Toronto 4 Washington 2, Philadelphia 1, SO Dallas 3, Calgary 1 Chicago 5, Vegas 3 Thursday’s Games Winnipeg at Florida, 3 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Tampa Bay, 3 p.m. Carolina at Buffalo, 3 p.m. Arizona at Minnesota, 4 p.m. Colorado at Edmonton, 5 p.m. San Jose at Anaheim, 6 p.m. Dallas at Vancouver, 6 p.m. Detroit at Los Angeles, 6:30 p.m.

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The Seahawks won! That’s all that matters O

ur two-week run in the black ended with 5-7 mark against the spread in Week 10, but honestly, who cares. The Seahawks won! What an incredible game on Monday night. I’m still recovering emotionally after the Seahawks seemingly had lost, won, lost, won, lost, and finally won the game. It was an exhausting affair and I couldn’t be happier that the Seahawks have a bye this week, I need it. Week 10 was actually an NFL Yahtzee for Seahawks supporters. Not only did Seattle come away with a much-needed win, all three of their NFC West counterparts lost! I could write an entire column recapping how bad Jimmy Garoppolo is, but I’ll save that for after the rematch in Seattle. With 10 weeks in the books the column now sits at 62-79. We have about as good a chance of getting back to .500 this season as Colin Kaepernick has of getting picked up by an NFL team after his charade workout this upcoming Saturday. Like Kaepernick, we’re not giving up!

Steelers @ BROWNS -3 The Steelers are red hot, having won four in a row. You have to think that all the money is falling on Pittsburgh getting three points against a bad Browns team. Cleveland is the contrarian side and more often than not the side nobody expects to cover does! That’s why gambling is difficult! Browns win 23-16

Jaguars @ Colts (no line) With Vegas still awaiting news on the status of injured QB Jacoby Brissett no line has been posted for this contest.

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Another game with no posted line. It seems like this is happening once or twice every week. I might be a prisoner of the moment, but it feels like this is happening more often than usual in 2019.

JETS @ Redskins -1.5 This game sucks. Let’s just be honest. None of you care to read about it, I don’t want to write about it. The players probably don’t even want to play in it. This is where the European model of promotion/relegation would come in handy in the NFL. Jets win 20-13

Bills @ DOLPHINS +6 Can anyone stop the vaunted Canned Tuna attack!? The Dolphins season cratered two weeks ago when they won a game and lost poll position on next year’s No. 1 pick. After a second victory last Sunday the Dolphins might as well keep winning now. The Bills’ fast start will be a distant memory if they drop this game, that feels like a very typical Bills storyline. Dolphins win 21-20

Falcons @ PANTHERS -5.5 Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) runs against the San Francisco 49ers during an NFL football game in Santa Clara, California, Monday. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Did the Falcons turn some kind of mystical corner last week with their improbable win over the Saints? We do know the victory saved coach Dan Quinn’s job for another week. The Panthers are coming off a loss in Green Bay and desperately need a win to stay in playoff contention in the NFC. Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey has run past much tougher defenses than the one he’ll see this weekend. Panthers win 30-17

Broncos @ VIKINGS -10.5 Sorry Donkey faithful, it’s way too early to buy stock in Brandon Allen. It’s one thing to knock off the Browns at home. Taking on a Vikings team on the road is another matter. What happened to the Vikings? It was just a month ago that Norwegian faithful wanted to run Kirk Cousins off the Enterprise. Now fans are wanting to go where no Viking fan has gone before, and that’s a Super Bowl victory. Vikings win 30-13

Francisco suffered multiple injuries in the game and were already without the best TE in the NFL, George Kittle. Rumor has it Kittle will sit out again this week. The Cardinals are just good enough to give the 49ers a run. 49ers win 28-20

Bengals @ RAIDERS -10.5

TEXANS @ Ravens -4 The Ravens are rolling. QB Lamar Jackson is changing the way the league views the position. Everything points to an easy Ravens victory. The sneaky subplot to this game is the guy throwing passes in Houston is better. Deshaun Watson derails the Jackson hype train and puts himself in the MVP conversation with a brilliant performance. Texans win 38-31

SAINTS @ Bucs +5.5 Really good football teams bounce back after poor performances. We’re going to find out what kind of team the Saints are this week. New Orleans inexplicably lost last Sunday to a miserable Atlanta Falcons side. The defeat was easily the biggest upset of the season to date. The smart money says the Saints redeem themselves this weekend. Saints win 35-21

CARDINALS @ 49ers -11 Can the 49ers recover from that epic loss last Monday to a Seahawks team that ripped away their veil of dominance? San

Everyone mocked Jon Gruden when he traded star pass rusher Khalil Mack for draft picks a year ago. Where are the Bears now? Where are the Raiders? Gruden has his team ascending towards the top of the AFC West and has a stockpile of No. 1 picks in future seasons. Chucky is back! Raiders win 35-14

PATRIOTS @ Eagles +3.5 Darth Belichick and Brady bunch have had plenty of time to recover from the beating they took in Baltimore. Remember what I said about good teams always bounce back from bad performances? The Patriots will test that

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theory when they visit the Eagles and they’ve had an extra week to prepare. Patriots win 27-20

Bears @ RAMS -6.5 The Rams will stay alive in the NFC playoff chase with a victory over a Bears team in desperate need of a QB, but trouble is brewing in Los Angeles. A year ago, everyone wanted to crown coach Sean McVay as the greatest offensive mind in the game. Today? The Rams are a distant third in their own division. Rams win 24-10

CHIEFS @ Chargers +3.5 It’s so hard to bet against Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes but something appears to be missing in Kansas City this season. Yes, I know Mahomes missed a couple games, but the defense is absolutely horrendous and appears to only play well when Mahomes is out! We’re still taking Mahomes and the Chiefs, but we don’t feel good about it. Chiefs win 34-27

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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 Or email to EOE


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NOTICE OF DEFAULT AND SALE 34871 NAMING TRUSTEE: STEWART TITLE OF THE KENAI PENINSULA, INC. TRUSTORS: ROGER BURKHARDT and S. WAYNETTE COLEMAN BURKHARDT BENEFICIARY: MARY CLOCK (aka Mary E. Clock), an unmarried woman, who also acquired title as Mary E. George OWNER OF RECORD: ROGER BURKHARDT and S. WAYNETTE COLEMAN BURKHARDT Said Deed of Trust was executed on the 27th day of September, 2013, and recorded on the 8th day of October, 2013, Serial No. 2013-003430. Said Deed of Trust has not been assigned by the Beneficiary. Said documents having been recorded in the Homer Recording District, Third Judicial District, State of Alaska, describing: Parcel 1: TRACT B AND TRACT C, HAPPY VALLEY COUNTRY HOMES, CLOCK ADDITION according to the official plat thereof, filed under Plat No. 2007- 62, Homer Recording District, Third Judicial District, State of Alaska; and Parcel 2: The Southwest One-Quarter of the Southeast OneQuarter (SW 1/4 SE 1/4), of Section 32, Township 2 South, Range 14 West, Seward Meridian, Homer Recording District, Third Judicial District, State of Alaska. EXCEPTING THEREFROM HAPPY VALLEY COUNTRY HOMES, Plat No. 75-35 and HAPPY VALLEY COUNTRY HOMES, CLOCK ADDITION, Plat No. 2007-62. The physical address of the real property described above is 68295 Sunshine Drive, Ninilchik, Alaska, 99639. The undersigned, being the original, or properly substituted Trustee hereby gives notice that a breach of the obligations under the Deed of Trust has occurred in that the Trustors have failed to satisfy the indebtedness secured thereby: ONE HUNDRED SEVENTEEN THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED SIXTY-SEVEN AND 47/100TH DOLLARS ($117,567.47), plus interest, late charges, costs, attorney fees and other foreclosure costs actually incurred, and any future advances thereunder. Said default may be cured and the sale terminated upon payment of the sum of default plus interest, late charges, costs, attorney fees and other foreclosure costs actually incurred, and any future advances thereunder, prior to the sale date. If Notice of Default has been recorded two or more times previously and default has been cured, the trustee may elect to refuse payment and continue the sale. Upon demand of the Beneficiary, the Trustee elects to sell the above-described property, with proceeds to be applied to the total indebtedness secured thereby. Said sale shall be held at public auction at the ALASKA COURT SYSTEM BUILDING, 125 TRADING BAY DR., #100, KENAI, ALASKA, on the 16th day of December, 2019, said sale shall commence at 11:30 a.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, in conjunction with such other sales that the Trustee or its attorney may conduct. DATED this 12th day of September, 2019. STEWART TITLE OF THE KENAI PENINSULA, INC. By: CHRIS HOUGH Title: Authorized Signer Pub: Nov 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2019 880466 Alaska has 19 mountain peaks over 14,000 feet.


IN THE SUPERIOR COURT FOR THE STATE OF ALASKA THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT AT KENAI In the Matter of the Estate of JOHN NELS ANDERSON, Deceased. Case No. 3KN-19-00281 PR NOTICE TO CREDITOR NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present their claims within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must be presented to the undersigned Personal Representative of the estate, at DOLIFKA & ASSOCIATES, P.C., ATTORNEYS AT LAW, P.O. Box 498, Soldotna, Alaska, 99669. DATED this 29th day of October, 2019. PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE /s/CARLA ANNE MARIE ANDERSON Pub:Oct 31, Nov 7 & 14, 2019 879557 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT FOR THE STATE OF ALASKA THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT AT KENAI In the Matter of the Estate of: GINA RENEE BETTS Deceased Case # 3KN-19-00262 PR NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is hereby given that JCHRISTEY MAE FUHRMANN has been appointed personal representative of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against the decedent are required to present their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Dated this 21rd day of October, 2019. /s/ Christey Mae Fuhrmann 902 17th Ave SW Rochester, MN, 55902 Pub: November 14, 21 & 28, 2019 881167 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT FOR THE STATE OF ALASKA THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT AT KENAI In the Matter of the Estate of: CHARLES FARRING HAWKINS Deceased Case # 3KN-19-00263 PR NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is hereby given that JONELLE ERICHSEN-HINCHCLIFFE has been appointed personal representative of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against the decedent are required to present their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Dated this 3rd day of October, 2019. /s/ Jonelle Erichsen0Hinchcliffe 2757 Schurz Ave Bronx, NY 10465 Pub: November 14, 21 & 28, 2019 881164

LEGALS PUBLIC MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT The regularly scheduled monthly board meeting for the Board of Directors, Central Emergency Services Area, will be held on Thursday, November 21, 2018, at 6 pm at the Emergency Response Center, 253 Wilson Lane, Soldotna. Regular agenda items and reports will be discussed. The public is welcome to attend. For further information, please contact Chief Roy Browning at 262-4792. Pub: November 14, 2019 881115

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 handbuilding 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

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Seeking a skilled Clinician to join our Private Mental Health Counseling Practice. Kachemak Counseling, LLC is located in Homer, AK. We serve high-functioning adults with services including counseling for individuals and couples. We are looking to hire a clinician to promote existing services or add family and/or child and adolescent specializations. Other specializations or certifications such as EMDR will be considered. On site professional supervision for those seeking state LPC licensure will be provided. A private, furnished therapy office awaits. Caseload will begin at approximately 5-10 clients per week. A full caseload is anticipated within 3-6 months.

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IN THE SUPERIOR COURT FOR THE STATE OF ALASKA AT KENAI In the Matter of the Estate of: EUGENE D. REID (decedent) Date of Birth: 12/14/1949 Case No. 3KN-19-00156 PR NOTICE TO CREDITORS You are notified that the court appointed Mi’Shell L. French as personal representative of this estate. All persons having claims against the person who died are required to present their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this notice or the claims will be forever barred. Dated this 29th day of October, 2019 /s/Mi’shell L. French PO Box 3567 Soldotna, AK 99669 Pub: Oct 31, Nov 7 & 14, 2019 879606


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Family enjoys mother-in-law just fine from a distance DEAR ABBY: My without hurting her mother-in-law is feelings? We visit her contemplating a move often, and she visits us. to the small Southern This arrangement has town my husband and worked for many years. I have called home for — LOVING OUR QUIET more than 10 years. WAY OF LIFE She’s a vibrant, well-toDEAR LOVING: What do Southern lady with exactly do you mean many friends and family when you say your in the big city where husband has stayed Dear Abby she has lived her entire quiet about this whole Jeanne Phillips life. The problem is, I situation? Do you know really don’t want her to what is driving your live near us. We have five children mother-in-law’s decision to move whom she constantly tries to tell me closer? Could she be concerned how to raise, and I’m not sure she about her age and her health, and even likes the children. feel insecure being so far from I don’t know why she wants to “family”? make this drastic move because she If it’s not a health problem, then ridiculed us when we relocated. you and your husband are going For that matter, she ridicules us to have to speak up. Your motherabout everything we do. (We are in-law should be told that the relatively normal, boring people.) two of you do not agree with her My husband has stayed quiet about parenting advice, that you feel she the situation. has ridiculed you and your husband How can I tell her we would for years, and you would prefer that prefer she stay in the big city she remain where she is. And if she

makes the move anyway — which she may — keep your distance. DEAR ABBY: My twin sister and I are roommates. Although we usually get along well, she does one thing in particular that bothers me. When she goes out on a date (or home) with a guy she doesn’t want me to know about, she lies. She’ll tell me she’s at a happy hour, a friend’s house or still at work. I realize she doesn’t have to tell me where she is 24/7, but I hate being lied to. It scares and upsets me when midnight rolls around on a weeknight, she still hasn’t returned from her “happy hour,” and won’t answer my texts or calls. I have told her numerous times that for safety reasons I wish she’d be honest and let me know where she’s going and whom she’s with. She accuses me of trying to pry into her personal life. How can I get her to see my side? — TWO SIDES IN VIRGINIA DEAR TWO SIDES: People who

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keep secrets often have something to hide. If your sister were proud of what she’s doing (and the men she is with), she wouldn’t be so secretive. As well-intentioned as you are, you can’t force her to level with you. And because of that, it might lower the stress in your life if the two of you make other living arrangements. 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. To receive a collection of Abby’s most memorable — and most frequently requested — poems and essays, send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $8 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby — Keepers Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. Shipping and handling are included in the price.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHH Push comes to shove when dealing with an active, caring person in your daily life. You might judge that others do not understand him or her. You could get involved in this issue or suggest how this person could approach others differently. Tonight: Chatting with a friend.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHH You opt to do a sound review of finances. You might want to hold off on a purchase until this process is complete. A friend


GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHHH Observe what is happening with a loved one or close associate. He or she might be quite generous and seem very upbeat. You might wonder how it feels to be in this person’s position. You express your caring by pitching in or sharing ideas. Tonight: As you like it.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHH You might feel cautious or timid. Reach out for a wiser person who can give you feedback and help you see your way through what feels like a maze. Tonight: Off listening to a favorite song.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHHH Where your friends are is where you want to be. Even at work, you view your cohorts as friends for the most part. Have a discussion that might be overdue with someone who is involved in the work-related part of your life. Tonight: Join friends. Start the weekend early.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

WATER FILL Dear Heloise: The best clothes washer that I have purchased is the one where I can set the water level wherever I want it. It saves water and energy because it doesn’t take long to fill or wash a small load. I’ve had my washer for about 15 years, so this isn’t something new for washers. — Daphne K., via email

YOU CAN’T HOLD A CANDLE TO THIS ... Dear Readers: Have you ever gotten an egg that has a double yolk? That’s considered good luck

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HHHHH Reach out for someone who frequently supports you. Your imagination adds zip to a project even though at first an idea could be rejected. Try presenting it in a different manner. Put more of yourself into this particular project. Tonight: Think weekend plans.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHHH You enjoy yourself far more than you thought possible. You have a lot of obligations and need to take a stand financially. Nevertheless, a loved one or child weaves a happy note through your day. Tonight: Play away.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHH One-on-one relating takes you down a new path. You are likely to go overboard with the help of a partner. He or she enjoys unwinding with you. Your caring keeps growing. Tonight: Go along with a suggestion.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHH Tension builds at home. You could be concerned about a matter in your personal life and also how to handle the other party. Know that when you need “to handle” someone, you need to let go. Tonight: Curl up at home.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHHH Defer to others, especially someone who makes you feel good almost every day. Try to take this person off a pedestal. Appreciate him or her as a human being with faults. Tonight: A loved one

because they are rare. How do you know if you have a double yolk? Experts use a technique called candling. Used to check on the general overall health of the egg, candling shines a bright light (not a candle) through the bottom of the egg. The candler can see blood in the whites (if any), a cracked shell and other anomalies, such as a double yolk. You can buy a carton of double-yolked eggs; an internet search is necessary, or a call to your grocer. Double-yolked eggs make a rich and delicious hollandaise sauce. — Heloise

ICY WATER Dear Heloise: If the hotel room refrigerator has a freezer section, I freeze a couple of water bottles instead of using ice cubes. I have icy-cold water as it melts in the bottle. And to reduce the use of “single-use plastics,” I travel with a carbon filter tumbler and refill my bottles, rather than buy a case of disposable bottles that might end up in the landfill in most states. — Elise in Bakersfield, Calif.

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HHH Get into a project with determination. You have a lot you want to get done. A loved one might call and interfere for a brief while. Do not allow your thoughts to wander. Remain disciplined. Tonight: Put your feet up and relax.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

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Dear Heloise: I love to bake cookies with raisins, and I’ve stopped this annoying event: the raisins falling to the bottom of the batter and clumping up. I roll the raisins lightly in flour, then mix them into the batter. This helps suspend them. — Carrie A. in San Antonio

plays a significant role.

HHHH Defer to another person. He or she might not have your organization or vision; however, they are unusually dynamic and creative. They also pick up subtleties you don’t. You will be pleased at what comes up. Tonight: A must appearance.


BORN TODAY Prince Charles (1948), painter Claude Monet (1840), former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (1954)

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This year, you move easily through hassles; however, sometimes you like the chaos and the ideas that come from such confusion. You might be able to handle the undefined and vague when dealing with matters in your life, but others might not. If single, you could be unsure about making a commitment, but the other party could be demanding. Be true to yourself. If attached, you absolutely adore your sweetie. Relax and allow the bond to deepen. GEMINI draws you into a new interest. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult

or situation appears one way but could actually be a perpetual drain. Tonight: Continue your work before the weekend.

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Impeach From Page A1

The hearing, playing out on live television and in the partisan silos of social media, provided the nation and the world a close-up look at the investigation. At its core, the inquiry stems from Trump’s July 25 phone call when he asked Ukraine’s newly elected president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, for “a favor.” Trump wanted the Ukraine government to investigate Democrats’ activities in the 2016 election and his potential 2020 rival, Joe Biden — all while the administration was withholding military aid for the Eastern European ally that is confronting an aggressive neighbor, Russia. Both sides tried to distill it into soundbites. Democrats said Trump was engaged in “bribery” and “extortion.” Republicans said nothing really happened — the military aid was ultimately released after Congress complained. Trump restated his aggressive defense with rapid-fire tweets, a video from the Rose Garden and a dismissive retort from the Oval Office as he met with another foreign leader. “It’s a witch hunt. It’s a hoax,” he said as he appeared with visiting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan by his side. Across the country, millions of Americans were tuning in — or, in some cases, deliberately tuning out. Viewers on the right and left thought the day underscored their

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both tests, from just one of them or from neither. The defense sought to keep the first DNA test and results from entering the trial as evidence. Joanis ruled in the state’s favor, however. The first DNA test will be allowed to be presented as evidence. Leaders argued on Tuesday that the defense had not provided any

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feelings. Anthony Harris, cutting hair in Savannah, Georgia, had the hearing on in his shop, but he said, “It’s gotten to the point now where people are even tired of listening.” The hours of partisan back-andforth did not appear to leave a singular moment etched in the public consciousness the way the Watergate proceedings or Bill Clinton’s impeachment did generations ago. “No real surprises, no bombshells,” said committee member Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah. Still, the session unspooled at least partly the way Democrats wanted with the somber tones of career foreign service officers telling what they knew. They sounded credible. The witnesses, the graying Taylor and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent in his bow tie, defied White House instructions not to appear. Both received subpoenas. They are among a dozen current and former officials who already testified behind closed doors. Wednesday was the start of days of public hearings that will stretch into next week. Taylor, who was asked by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to return to Ukraine as Trump was firing Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, introduced new information Wednesday. He testified that a staff member recently told him of overhearing Trump when they were meeting with another diplomat, Ambassador Gordon Sondland, at a restaurant the day after Trump’s July 25 phone call to the Ukraine president that sparked the impeachment investigation. The staff member explained that Sondland had called the president and they could hear Trump on the

phone asking about “the investigations.” The ambassador told the president the Ukrainians were ready to move forward, Taylor testified. In the face of Trump’s denial, Schiff expects the person to appear before investigators for a closeddoor deposition. He is David Holmes, the political counselor at the embassy in Kyiv, according to an official unauthorized to discuss the matter and granted anonymity. Republicans argued that even with the diplomats at the witness table the Democrats have only second- or third-hand knowledge of Trump’s alleged transgressions. A Trump ally on the panel, Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, mockingly called Taylor the Democrats’ “star witness” and said he’d “seen church prayer chains that are easier to understand than this.” Taylor, a West Point graduate and former Army infantry officer in Vietnam, responded: “I don’t consider myself a star witness for anything.” The top Republican on the panel, Rep. Devin Nunes of California, said Trump had a “perfectly good reason” for wanting to investigate the role of Democrats in 2016 election interference, giving airtime to a theory that runs counter to mainstream U.S. intelligence which found that Russia intervened and favored Trump. Nunes accused the Democratic majority of conducting a “scorched earth” effort to take down the president after the special counsel’s Russia investigation into the 2016 election failed to spark impeachment proceedings. The veteran foreign service officers delivered heartfelt history lessons about Ukraine, a young and

legitimate legal reason to exclude the analysis from the first DNA tests. “It’s not unfairly prejudiced in any sense,” Leaders said. “… If you want to couch it in a context of, ‘well there’s two different results,’ that’s why they (the defense) get to use the second one if they want to, to challenge the first result. … It’s not unfair prejudice. It is the standard litigation process. The state submits evidence and they challenge it if they so choose to do so.” The second issue is whether to allow a third, very recent analysis of one of the earlier DNA test results

as evidence in the trial. Leaders told the court on Tuesday that he only recently was made aware of a new software for analyzing DNA test results, and the results of this new analysis done on behalf of the state were sent to him during the evidentiary hearing on Tuesday. Hobart argued that the analysis should not be allowed in at this late stage because it would force the defense to take extra time to get up to speed and potentially delay the trial again. She also argued that the report, while a new way of analyzing test results, is not actually new evidence

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Career Foreign Service officer George Kent (left) and top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine William Taylor are sworn in to testify Wednesday during the first public impeachment hearing of the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill.

hopeful democracy, situated next to Russia but reaching out to the West. Asked about Trump’s withholding military aid from such an ally, Taylor said, “It was illogical. It could not be explained. It was crazy.” Both men defended Yovanovitch, a career officer who Kent has said was subject to Giuliani’s “campaign of lies.” She is to testify publicly Friday. Kent, in his opening remarks, directly contradicted a core complaint against Joe Biden being raised by allies of the White House. While he said he himself raised concerns in 2015 about the vice president’s son, Hunter Biden, being on the board of Burisma, a Ukraine gas company, he “did not witness any efforts by any U.S. official to shield Burisma from scrutiny.” Republicans sought to hear from the anonymous whistleblower by subpoenaing him for a closedsession. The panel voted down the

request and Schiff and repeatedly denied the GOP claim that he knows the person. “We will do everything necessary to protect the whistleblower’s identity,” Schiff declared. The Constitution sets a dramatic but vague bar for impeachment, There’s no consensus yet that Trump’s actions at the heart of the inquiry meet the threshold of “high crimes and misdemeanors.” The anonymous whistleblower first alerted officials to concerns about the Trump phone call with Zelenskiy. The White House released a rough transcript of the telephone conversation, with portions deleted. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was initially reluctant to launch a formal impeachment inquiry. But she pressed ahead after the whistleblower’s complaint. She said Wednesday it was sad that the country has to undergo the inquiry with Trump, but “he will be held accountable.”

because it’s a different analysis of a DNA test that’s already been done. The state and defense argued more fully about the issue of whether to exclude the new analysis on Wednesday. Hobart told the court that research the defense conducted within the last few days shows the method and software are new, and have not yet been used in a criminal case in the state of Alaska. She cited cases in other states where the issue of whether to allow evidence involving analyses that used the new software has been litigated for months before being

resolved. The state maintained its position of wanting the new analysis entered as evidence. Joanis said on Wednesday that he still needed more time to make a ruling on whether to include or exclude the DNA test analysis. “It’s a big decision, and it’s a difficult decision,” he said. “And because of that, I’ve decided I’m going to take some more time. … I apologize about not giving a quick answer, but this isn’t the kind of issue you run across every day.” Reach Megan Pacer at mpacer@

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Peninsula Clarion, November 14, 2019  

November 14, 2019 edition of the Peninsula Clarion

Peninsula Clarion, November 14, 2019  

November 14, 2019 edition of the Peninsula Clarion