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Woman on trial charged with stealing evidence — her own gun FAIRBANKS — A woman on trial for pulling out a loaded pistol inside an Alaska bar last year faces new charges after authorities say she stole the gun from an evidence box inside the courtroom. Tiffany Flenaugh, 29, was jailed Tuesday on new charges of felony theft, possessing a firearm in a courthouse, evidence tampering and violating conditions of release, the Fairbanks Daily NewsMiner reported. She is represented by the Alaska Public Defender’s Office, which declined comment Wednesday. Flenaugh was arrested on Oct. 21, 2018, at a downtown Fairbanks bar and charged with assault, weapons misconduct and resisting arrest. A bartender concluded she was intoxicated and refused to serve her. Prosecutors say she pulled out a .45-caliber handgun, waived it around, fought with three bouncers and fought with police officers who responded. At the trial Tuesday, Flenaugh’s unloaded pistol had been introduced as evidence and secured with a zip tie, Alaska State Trooper Sgt. Chuck Inderrieden said. The gun was in an evidence box near the judge’s bench. During a break in the jury trial, only Flenaugh, a prosecutor and a clerk were in the courtroom. Witnesses say Flenaugh approached the evidence box and reached for it until the assistant district attorney told her to stop. Flenaugh left the courtroom and walked outside. Police say she carried out the gun and hid it in snow. Meanwhile, the prosecutor and the clerk looked in the evidence box and discovered that the gun was missing. They alerted judicial services officers, who called police. Police arrested Flenaugh as she tried to re-enter the courthouse.

Railroad begins quake repairs ANCHORAGE — The Alaska Railroad has launched repairs for an See news, Page A3

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Key witness: Trump directed quid pro quo By Lisa Mascaro, Mary Clare Jalonick and Eric Tucker Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Ambassador Gordon Sondland declared to impeachment investigators Wednesday that President Donald Trump and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani explicitly sought a “quid pro quo” with Ukraine, leveraging an Oval Office visit for political investigations of Democrats. But he also came to believe the trade involved much more. Besides the U.S. offer of a coveted meeting at the White House, Sondland testified it was his understanding the president was holding up nearly $400 million in military aid, which Ukraine badly needed with an aggressive Russia on its border, in exchange for the country’s announcement of the investigations. Sondland conceded that Trump never told him directly the security assistance was blocked for the probes, a gap in his account that Republicans and the White House seized on as evidence the president did nothing wrong. But the ambassador said his dealings with Giuliani, as well as administration officials, left him with the clear understanding of what was at stake. “Was there a ‘quid pro quo?’” Sondland asked. “With regard to the requested White House call and White House meeting, the answer is yes.” The rest, he said, was obvious: “Two plus two equals four.” Later Wednesday, another witness undercut a main Republican

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Ambassador Gordon Sondland, U.S. Ambassador to the European Union, appears Wednesday before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill during a public impeachment hearing of President Donald Trump’s efforts to tie U.S. aid for Ukraine to investigations of his political opponents.

argument — that there could be no quid pro quo because Ukraine didn’t realize the money was being held up. The Defense Department’s Laura Cooper testified that Ukrainian officials started asking about it on July 25, which was the day of Trump’s phone call with the country’s new president when Trump first asked for “a favor.” Her staff received an email, Cooper said, from a Ukrainian Embassy contact asking “what was going on

with Ukraine’s security assistance.” She said she could not say for sure that Ukraine was aware the aid was being withheld but “it’s the recollection of my staff that they likely knew.” Sondland, the ambassador to the European Union and a major donor to Trump’s inauguration, was the most highly anticipated witness in the House’s impeachment inquiry into the 45th president of the United States. In often stunning testimony, he

Hospital celebrates opening of new wing, expanded services By Brian Mazurek Peninsula Clarion

Kenai Peninsula residents will no longer be forced to travel to Anchorage for heart disease diagnosis and treatment. Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday to celebrate the completion of their newest wing, which features a brand new cardiac catheterization lab as well as expanded facilities for respiratory care and obstetrics. “We’re excited about this new addition,” Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce said during the ribbon-cutting. “To each of the employees here today: smile and feel good about what you do.” The construction of the new wing has been ongoing for the past year, and hospital CEO Rick Davis said that it was the result of a nearly decadelong effort to upgrade the obstetrics and gynecology department. “We’ve been trying to figure out how to expand our OB department since I got here eight and a half years ago,” Davis said. “Finally about a year and a half ago we decided to combine the two projects into one and that’s really when it started making sense. So this is the end result of that.”

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Winter may have arrived on the Kenai Peninsula this month, but hazards from the Swan Lake Fire are still prevalent near burned areas. In the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, several trails, cabins, campgrounds and roads are still closed due to the fire — which ignited north of Sterling in June and burned more than 160,000 acres of forest before it

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Aerial search made for missing woman By Michael Armstrong Homer News

trees to fall,” Loranger said. Jean Lake Campground, Lower Ohmer Lake Campground and Engineer Lake Campground are closed, a Nov. 13 Emergency Closure Order from the refuge said. Kenai River Trail, Hideout Trail, the Seven Lakes Trail east of Kelly Lake and west of Engineer Lake, Marsh Lake Trail, Skyline Trail, Fuller Lakes Trail are Surprise Creek Trail

Homer Police and family and friends of Anesha “Duffy” Murnane have not let up the search for the 38-year-old woman who went missing in downtown Homer on Oct. 17. Almost 35 days after she was last seen in a security camera image taken from outside her Main Street home, police have not come up with any solid leads into Murnane’s disappearance. Murnane’s family has added a $10,000 reward offered through Crimestoppers for any information leading to Murnane’s return. Anonymous tips can be given to Crimestoppers by calling 907-2838477. Information on the case is at the Peninsula Crime Stoppers page at www.peninsulacrimestoppers. com. From noon to 4 p.m. this Saturday, a candlelight vigil will be held at WKFL Park for Murnane to show support to her parents, Sara and Ed Berg, and family, and to raise awareness about her disappearance. Murnane’s family has a Facebook page, Bring Duffy Home, and a Go Fund Me account to raise money to assist the search. On Nov. 12, FBI agents using a high-powered video camera flew in a fixed-wing plane over downtown Homer from Soundview Avenue to Homer High School. The flight resulted in a 90-minute video, said Homer Police Lt. Ryan Browning, the lead investigator in the search for Murnane. Police saw a flash of blue — the color of the coat Murnane is believed to have worn when she went missing — near South Peninsula Hospital. “It looked like a person,” Browning said. Police flew over the area on Nov. 13 with aerial drones and then a

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Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce (left) and Central Peninsula Hospital CEO Rick Davis cut the ribbon leading to the new wing of the hospital in Soldotna.

The new obstetrics department will be located on the second floor of the new wing. Construction is still ongoing for that portion and is expected to be completed by January of 2020. The obstetrics department is currently located in a part of the hospital that Davis said is about 50 years old. “It needed more than just a facelift,” Davis said of the department.

In the meantime, the cardiac catheterization lab will allow hospital staff to begin performing diagnostic and treatment procedures for issues related to heart disease. Cardiac catheterization is used, for example, to measure blood pressure, identify blocked arteries and install stents, See hospital, Page A3

Trails, campgrounds, cabins and a road still remain closed in wake of fire By Victoria Petersen

painted a picture of a Ukraine pressure campaign that was prompted by Trump himself, orchestrated by Giuliani and well known to other senior officials, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Sondland said he raised his concerns about a quid pro quo for military aid with Vice President Mike Pence — a conversation a Pence adviser vigorously denied.

was contained this fall. Andy Loranger, manager of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, said burned areas in the refuge are closed to the public. He said residents should exercise caution when they venture into the refuge. Heated ash pits are still prevalent, but are slowly decreasing as winter settles in. Snag hazards, when burned trees fall over, can happen without warning, he said. “It doesn’t take much for burned


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Free to a good home: Newspaper in Alaska By Mark Thiessen Associated Press

ANCHORAGE — Free to a good home: One newspaper. Not a single edition of a paper but the entire newspaper. Publisher Larry Persily is willing to give away The Skagway News to the right person or couple who are willing to move to Skagway, Alaska, a cruise ship town that once boasted four newspapers during the height of the Klondike Gold Rush days. “The only way this paper has a longterm future, and anything that I’ve ever seen that works with small town weeklies or bi-weeklies is where the small town editor owns, lives and are in the community,” he said. “And that’s what this needs.” Persily has been editing the newspaper he purchased in April remotely from Anchorage, which is 500 miles west of Skagway, near the top of the Alaska Panhandle. It’s a two-person shop, with an editor and a business person on site. The editor gave notice, prompting Persily, a Chicago transplant who has a long history in Alaska journalism, to look for another solution. He declined to say what he paid for the newspaper, but he said it was more than a fully decked-out SUV but less than six figures. The paper has a circulation of about 500, pretty good for a town with a population of less than 1,000 people, but the population swells with young people in the summer working tourism jobs. The newspaper also benefits greatly from tourist trade. With the help of a robust and advertising-filled visitors guide that is handed out to the 1 million or so cruise ship passengers that visit Skagway every summer, the newspaper can pay the owners a salary, but they probably also can’t cover a mortgage. Persily said the new owners need to stem the circulation decline, turn online readers into paid subscribers with the help of a paywall and get even more advertising into the visitor’s guide. “I think this is the best way to do it, is to find the right person or couple,” he said. Persily will set you up to “run the paper and hopefully you and Skagway will live happily ever after. And that’s what’s best.” Weekly newspapers change hands with some amount of regularity, said Rick Edmonds, the media business analyst for the Poynter Institute, a nonprofit school for journalists.

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This May 29, 2019 photo shows Larry Persily, the publisher of The Skagway News, standing in the newspaper office in Skagway on May 29.

Typically, they are put for sale, and the best-case scenario is they are purchased. If not, the owners consider either closing the newspaper or in some cases, giving it away. Edmonds said gifting a newspaper is not unheard of in the industry. Persily said he has not considered selling the Skagway News. “You can’t sell a paper that doesn’t make money,” he said. It has been a tough 15-year stretch for newspapers because of online pressures and the recession of a decade ago, which led to the closure of many Main Street businesses that traditionally bought newspaper advertising, according to research by Penny Abernathy, the Knight Chair in Journalism and Digital Media Economics professor at the University of North Carolina. Since 2004, about a fourth of them, or 2,100 newspapers, in the U.S, have closed, including 70 dailies. Abernathy’s research found that has left 200 counties in the U.S., with populations ranging from 600 to 1 million, without a newspaper. Jeff Brady started the Skagway News in 1978 and owned it until 2015. He encouraged his friend Persily to buy the paper earlier this year from other owners. “I certainly hope it carries on, and the town certainly doesn’t want it to go away,” he said. Brady still lives in Skagway and is

more than willing to help out the new owners of the paper — to a point. “I just don’t want to be covering assembly meetings till midnight anymore,” he joked. Persily is adamant that the person who ultimately gets the newspaper must cover all things Skagway. He said one person asked him if there would be time to do investigative reporting of statewide and national interest while also running the paper. “No, you’re going to cover volleyball games, the assembly, bake sales, the remodel of the kitchen at the school, road conditions in the winter,” Persily said. “It is small town life. Don’t think this is going to be your step to investigative prominence reporting.” Persily said his first preference is to give the newspaper to someone from Alaska “so I don’t have to explain to them why the ferry system is messed up or why global warming is affecting salmon returns with low water in the streams or how school funding is a political issue here.” If Alaskans aren’t an option, his selection process will be somewhat arbitrary. However, be forewarned: You’re out if you misspell “Skagway” or “Persily” in your email to him at paperalaskan.com. His goal is to have new owners in place by January. If he can’t find anyone, he’ll need to fill the editor’s position while he continues to find new owners.


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Ed passed peacefully at his home in Shorewood Illinois. He is survived by his sister Janice “Phillip” Quattrocchi daughter Dawn “David” Boyle son Scott “Brandee” Wehrstein grandchildren Jacob Mahaffay, Kaylee and Nicholas Wehrstein.There will be a celebration of life later this summer at the Kenai American Legion. His family from Chicago will be attending.

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according to the American Heart Association. Prior to the opening of the new lab, Davis said that they had to fly patients to Anchorage for these services, which happened almost daily. The first procedure in the cardiac catheterization lab is scheduled for Dec. 12, and Davis said that he expects about 200 procedures to be performed each year in the new lab. In addition to the

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are closed as well as Mystery Creek Road and the Trapper Joe and Big Indian Cabins. The closure will remain in effect until Dec. 12, unless they are rescinded or extended by the refuge. This summer, other public lands were closed due to the fire, including areas of the Chugach National Forest. Public affairs and partnership staff officer Alicia King said the forest is open. Areas that were closed due to the fire were reopened in early

catheterization lab and the obstetrics department, the hospital’s pharmacy, outpatient lab, interventional radiology and respiratory care facilities will also be located in the new wing. Davis said it will be a gradual transition, with the pharmacy moving in the same day as the ribbon-cutting and the outpatient lab to follow soon after. The construction cost the hospital $32 million, Davis said, and was paid for through their plant replacement expansion fund and the sale of some of the hospital’s revenue bonds.

October, though hazards that can difficult to see still exist, she said. The Chugach forest service is also warning residents about weakened trees and ash pits. “Very light wind or just shifting soils can cause these trees to fall without warning,” King said in an email. “The fire has burned very deep in some places, leaving ash pits behind. What appears to be solid ground can be empty space still holding heat that is able to cause severe burns.” The Chugach National Forest is asking residents to avoid burned areas until fire crews have been able to evaluate them for safety.

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embankment damaged by the November 2018 magnitude 7.1 earthquake. KTVA-television reports the work is along mainline track in south Anchorage near the Oceanview neighborhood. Railroad spokesman Tim Sullivan

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helicopter, and followed that up with a ground search. That flash of blue turned out to be a junk car rolled down the hill from a subdivision road on the bluff above the hospital. “Still working, still plugging on leads and working through this,” Browning said. On Sunday, friends did another canvass for Murnane, this time searching the Old Sterling Highway area in Anchor Point. About

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Watershed Forum holiday open house The Kenai Watershed Forum is having a Holiday Open House on Dec. 5 from 4-7 p.m. Join them for a casual celebration to reconnect with old friends and new as they celebrate all the successes they’ve seen this year. Stop by for hot drinks, hors-d’oeuvres and a side of cheer. KWF Offices are in Soldotna Creek Park (44129 Sterling Highway). Parking available at the park.

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

Winter coat giveaway A free winter coat giveaway will be held Dec. 2-7 at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center. FREE winter coats are available to the community! New and used coats and winter clothing. Children and adult sizes to choose from. Open Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information, call NCRC at 776-8800.

Volleyball Club tryouts Peninsula Midnight Sun Volleyball Club is holding tryouts at the Kenai Middle School Dec. 2 and 3 from 7-9 p.m. for the 18-year-old and under team (18U) and our two 16-year-old and under teams (16U). Tryouts for our 14-year-old and under (14U) team will be held on Dec. 4 at the Kenai Middle School from 7-8:30 p.m. Practices are held two nights per week and tournaments take place once or twice per month from January through the middle of April. There will be a $15 tryout fee that is due the first day of tryouts. There are two forms that need to be completed to be able to try out. Please contact Coach Heath at pmsalaska@outlook.com to get the

says workers are moving in tons of rock and fill to stabilize the slope. He says about 20,000 tons of rock will be used to shore up the embankment. Sullivan says fixing drainage above the tracks could benefit the neighborhood as well as the tracks and could prevent flooding. The work is estimated to cost $2.4 million. Sullivan says the railroad is paying for repairs but will seek reimbursement from the Federal

20 people knocked on doors, said Tela Bacher, a childhood friend of Murnane’s. “We met mostly, very, very open, welcoming, helpful people,” Bacher said on Tuesday. “… We didn’t get a lot of leads.” Still, Bacher said she’s feeling hopeful. She said when they do canvasses, quite often police get calls later after memories get jogged. “I guarantee you, if there was any, any possible lead, the police were right on top of it,” Bacher said. “…When there’s no solid piece of information, where do you go? However, everyone is

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necessary forms, to arrange payment and to answer any questions. Please also visit our Facebook page @ Peninsula Midnight Sun Volleyball.

Kenai Historical Society meeting Kenai Historical Society will meet Sunday, Dec. 1 at the Kenai Visitors Center at 1:30 p.m. for a potluck dinner before the meeting. The KCHS choir will present the program. Bring your favorite holiday dish and join us for a festive time. For more information call 283-1946.

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.

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 tsalteshi.org 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 week for route maps and updates on trail conditions. For more information, email tsalteshi@yahoo.com or call

Emergency Management Agency. Major work is expected to be completed by Christmas with landscaping planned for springtime.

Stolen vehicles increase in off-the-road community BETHEL — Most stolen vehicles

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Alaska Native/Native American Heritage Month events Please join Kenai Peninsula College, Kenai River Campus in celebration of Alaska Native/Native American Heritage Month. All events are free and open to the community. For more information, contact Rural & Native Student Services, 262-0213. Cody Ferguson, Yup’ik singer and comedian, Thursday, Nov. 21 from 5:30-9 p.m. in KPC McLane Commons. Community Potluck at KPC Residence Hall Multipurpose Room, Saturday, Nov. 23 from 4-9 p.m.

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

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 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.

in Bethel are found within a few days, mostly because there are a limited number of places to go around the small Alaska city. KYUK-AM reported stolen vehicle reports have more than doubled in the past month in the community on the Kuskokwim River. Bethel is off the state road system and during the winter there are few places to go. Acting Police Chief Amy Davis says stolen vehicle reports in

October spiked to eight from the usual three. Davis says the vehicles are often taken for joyrides when owners leave them running in the Alaska cold. Fili’s Pizza owner Mefail Saliu says an employee’s truck was taken when he came back inside while it warmed up. Police found the truck the next day behind a building. — Associated Press

Vigil planned Community members are invited to join family and friends of Duffy for a vigil at WKFL park on Saturday, Nov. 23 between noon and 4 p.m. The vigil is intended to remind everyone that she is still missing and to show support to her loved ones. There will be candles to hold, blue ribbons — her favorite color — to wear, as well as signs, with messages like “We love you Duffy,” “Won’t stop ‘til we find you Duffy.” The public is invited to make their own signs or there will be plenty on hand. Contact Shelby at 299-9308. continuing to look. That is the only way she is going to be found.” Murnane disappeared on Oct. 17 after leaving her Main Street apartment for an appointment at the SVT Health & Wellness clinic on East End Road. The last confirmed sighting is that security camera photo showing her leaving the Maintree Apartments, a supported housing complex, about 12:15 p.m. 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. Homer Police and Alaska State Troopers issued a Silver Alert five weeks ago for Murnane. Anyone with information on her whereabouts can call Homer Police at 907-235-3150 or the Silver Alert hotline at 855-SILVR99 or 855-745-8799. A Silver Alert is for an adult considered a vulnerable person. Murnane was wearing a blue jacket, light-blue shirt and blue jeans the last time she was seen. She is almost 6 feet tall, weighs about 160 pounds and has 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. 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.” Murnane’s family say they believe someone picked her up in a vehicle. Police feel confident they have ruled out Murnane disappearing in the downtown area near her home and getting lost because of illness or injury. “We feel like we’ve done a good search,” Browning said. Browning said officials continue to be frustrated by the lack of evidence that might lead to finding Murnane. Police are waiting for the FBI to finish analysis of her computer. “She did so little,”

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A recent photo of Anesha “Duffy” Murnane, missing since Oct. 17 in Homer.

Browning said. “Most people, if this was the case, you’d have Internet chats, Instagram … She just didn’t do much (online).” Browning also said police haven’t found anything to suggest Murnane had suicidal or depressive thoughts or that she talked about disappearing. The Bergs have said they don’t think she disappeared on her own. “We haven’t found anything to suggest she wanted to disappear or was smarter than any of us to make that happen,” Browning said. “Just nothing.” Bacher said that as a parent she has become more concerned for her children’s family. She encouraged parents also to be vigilant. “I think the danger is still there,” she said. “…On the other hand, we have an awesome community that

is a network of support and awareness.” According to records on the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, or NamUs, six people remain missing from Homer and Anchor Point since 1973, when James Monroe got lost while hunting in the Anchor River valley. Three victims were lost at sea and one man was lost in a helicopter crash over Kachemak Bay. One man, Frank Johnston, then 19, went missing on Sept. 30, 1980, and was last seen hitchhiking northbound on the Sterling Highway. The last missing person in Homer was in September 2017, when John “Clint” Griffith went missing for 27 days from Homer. His body was found on a vacant Noview Avenue lot. Reach Michael Armstrong at marmstrong@ homernews.com.


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here is no end in sight to Syria’s civil war, which has dragged on for more than eight years. There is a risk that extremist groups will reestablish themselves amid the instability and spread terror across the world. A sense of crisis must be shared among the countries involved. A foreign ministerial-level meeting of coalition partners to discuss measures to cope with the Islamic State (IS) militant group was held in Washington. IS has lost its bases in Syria and Iraq, and its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a U.S. military operation in October. But it still maintains strongholds in Libya and elsewhere, while also continuing a propaganda campaign on the internet. The threat posed by the group has not disappeared. Young people from countries in Europe and North America, radicalized under the guise of Islam, have received military training in Syria and elsewhere. Largescale terrorist acts by these foreign fighters and their collaborators have occurred multiple times in France and Belgium. Similar atrocities must not be allowed to occur again. The challenge for the time being lies in how to handle the group’s foreign fighters now detained in Turkey and Syria, and their families. Turkey has begun repatriating some of the about 1,200 foreign fighters detained in the country, about 30 to 40 percent of whom are said to be from European countries. The United States’ stance is that their home countries should accept them. However, countries in Europe are reluctant to do so. The prevailing view is that these fighters should be judged according to the laws of the country in which they have allegedly committed crimes. Britain has revoked the citizenship of some such individuals. Repatriated fighters will have to be prosecuted and punished in accordance with the laws of their home countries. However, gathering evidence that would lead to verdicts that find such fighters guilty of involvement in terrorism won’t be easy for these countries. Prosecuting those who have merely undergone training under European laws will be even more difficult. Those fighters who are not found guilty and released could turn to terrorism in their home countries. It is understandable that European countries are concerned about such dangers. Europe has criticized Turkey over such acts as launching cross-border attacks against Syria and is preparing punitive measures. Turkey’s hard-line stance could conceivably be a tactic to prevent European sanctions. If Turkey is repatriating foreign fighters, will it provide the governments of the receiving countries with the documents needed to try them in a court of law? Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is trying to join hands with Russia to take the initiative in Syria. The reality is that Russia and Turkey have filled a void created by the withdrawal of U.S. forces from northern Syria. Doubts remain after U.S. President Donald Trump’s warm display with Erdogan during recent talks. How should Turkey, a North Atlantic Treaty Organization ally forging closer ties with Russia, be dealt with? A clear strategy must be established. — The Japan News, Nov. 18

Doubts remain after U.S. President Donald Trump’s warm display with Erdogan during recent talks. How should Turkey, a North Atlantic Treaty Organization ally forging closer ties with Russia, be dealt with? A clear strategy must be established.

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was raised on the Taku River. In the ’40s and ’50s, from May through October, my brothers and I did everything together on the river: Gillnetting, set netting, berry picking, moose hunting. In the winter, we lived in Douglas Indian Village, on Douglas Island, a few miles from the mouth of the Taku. During those years, I heard fishermen raise concerns about the Tulsequah Chief mine. They asked why mine tailings were dumped in the river. I recall hearing of orange stuff that was leaking into the river from a holding pond at the mine. Now, more than six decades after the mine was abandoned, we are still asking about what we now know is toxic acid mine drainage, which continues to pour into the Tulsequah River. I am nearing my ninth decade in Juneau, and getting rid of the Tulsequah Chief is one of the things on my list to get done before I am gone. Finally, there may be a solution. Two mining companies have gone bankrupt trying to re-open the Tulsequah Chief in the last decade. The British Columbia government has finally realized what we have been saying for years. The Tulsequah Chief isn’t a workable mine and it should be cleaned up and closed down. British Columbia is working on a mine cleanup plan and says work is expected to start in 2020. However, there is still much to be done to ensure this happens; cleanup

is not a done deal. We need to make sure the cleanup plan is done on time, is thorough and funded. Currently there is no funding for mine cleanup. Alaska governors since Tony Knowles have focused concern on the Tulsequah Chief. So have our congressional delegation, legislators and local governments. We need to keep the pressure up on British Columbia to do the right thing. This means our leaders need to make it clear to British Columbia and Canada that a thorough cleanup and closure is No.1 on the transboundary priority list. As a council member of the Douglas Indian Association, I know we will continue to fight for the Taku. We’ll have plenty of help. This past April, Douglas Indian Association, along with Alaskan fishing groups and businesses, tourism businesses, and tribes representing thousands of Alaskans, signed a letter to Governor Dunleavy urging him to seize “the best opportunity in 20 years to obtain real action from British Columbia to clean up and close down” the Tulsequah Chief. The Taku River Tlingit First Nation has also made it clear they want the province “to act immediately and decisively” to ensure “immediate and full remediation” of the Tulsequah Chief. We at Douglas Indian Association look forward to working with the First Nation to achieve this worthy goal. The Taku has been the major influence on my life. I grew up there,

learned to hunt and fish, spread the ashes of loved ones there. I’ve learned more stories from elders and fishermen than I could tell here. I remember years of hard feelings in after 1962 wehn I returned to Juneau from service in the Army to see the city of Douglas had burned down the Douglas Indian Village while the residents were upriver. In 2018, we raised a totem pole at the site of our Douglas Indian Village to promote healing. The traumas of grave desecration, the burning of the village, and loss of fishing rights have left open wounds. This totem pole is the first step of many to restore peace, dignity and respect. Prominent on the totem are the giant brothers represented by two mountain peaks along the lower Taku River, including a salmon and bear. A memorial honoring our people will aid future generations to continue to be good stewards of our lands and waters. The Taku is where I come from and it is where my ashes will go when my time here is up. It is my goal to give back to the river what I can. Stopping the threat of the Tulsequah Chief is high on my list and it now seems we are on the path to do that. But this is not a done deal, and we need to keep pressure up on British Columbia. John Morris Sr. is the vice president of the Douglas Indian Association, a federally recognized tribe in Juneau. He is also a representative to the Southeast Alaska Indigenous Transboundary Commission.

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Divided U.S. House committee backs pot decriminalization By Michael R. Blood Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — A divided U.S. House committee approved a proposal Wednesday to decriminalize and tax marijuana at the federal level, a vote that was alternately described as a momentous turning point in national cannabis policy or a hollow political gesture. The House Judiciary Committee approved the proposal 24-10 after more than two hours of debate. It would reverse a longstanding federal prohibition by removing marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act, while allowing states to set their own rules on pot. The vote “marks a turning point for federal cannabis policy and is truly a sign that prohibition’s days are numbered,” Aaron Smith, executive director of the National Cannabis Industry Association, said in a statement. Cannabis Trade Federation CEO Neal Levine called the vote “a historic step forward for cannabis

policy reform.” The vote comes at a time when most Americans live in states where marijuana is legal in some form, and committee members from both parties agreed that national cannabis policy lagged woefully behind changes at the state level. That divide has created a host of problems — loans and other banking services, for example, are hard to get for many marijuana companies because pot remains illegal at the federal level. However, the bill’s future is uncertain. It wasn’t immediately clear if the proposal would be reviewed by other committees and when, or if, a vote would take place in the full House. The proposal has better chances of passing in the Democratic-controlled chamber than in the Republican-held Senate. The House passed a bill earlier this year to grant legal marijuana businesses access to banking, but it hasn’t advanced in the Senate. Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee complained that the proposal to decriminalize

cannabis had never had a hearing and lacked the bipartisan support needed to become law. “It’s going nowhere,” said Rep. Doug Collins, a Georgia Republican. Among its provisions, the legislation would authorize a 5% sales tax on marijuana products to fund programs aimed at assisting people and communities harmed in the so-called war on drugs, such as job training and legal aid. It also would require federal courts to expunge prior marijuana convictions. Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said the nation has for too long “treated marijuana as a criminal justice problem, instead of a matter of personal choice and public health.” “Arresting, prosecuting and incarcerating users at the federal level is unwise and unjust,” the New York Democrat said. “The racial disparity in enforcement of marijuana laws has only compounded this mistake with serious consequences, particularly for minority communities.”


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Native Americans mark milestone of Alcatraz takeover By Eric Risberg Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO — For Eloy Martinez, returning to Alcatraz Island meant a joyous reunion with people he hadn’t seen in decades. It also brought a renewed sense of hope and pride. Martinez was among about 150 people who took windy boat rides to the island Wednesday for the first of three days of events marking the 50th anniversary of the island’s takeover by Native American activists. Martinez, who is Southern Ute, was one the original occupiers. “It’s a day full of smiles, seeing all the people that we hadn’t seen — some I hadn’t seen in 50 years,” the 80-year-old said. “I wish … indigenous people could all be here and see all these people here today making the statement that we’re still here, and we’re going to be here, and we’re still resisting, and we’re not quitting.” The occupation began Nov. 20, 1969, and lasted 19 months. Although it ended with people being forcibly removed from the island, it is widely seen as a

watershed moment for tribes, reinvigorating them to stand up for their land, their rights and their identities. It also helped usher in a shift in federal policy toward selfdetermination, allowing tribes to take over federal programs on their land. On Wednesday, speakers shared stories from the occupation and discussed its continuing relevance, including the inspiration it provides for today’s indigenous protesters, like those fighting a planned giant telescope on Hawaii’s Big Island. They also helped restore messages painted by occupiers on a former barracks building at the Alcatraz dock. The words read: “Indians Welcome,” “United Indian Property” and “Indian Land.” Dennis Turner, who is Luiseno, was among those who wrote the original messages, and was there to help restore them. He said activists at the time felt they needed to take a stand for all Native Americans. “That’s why people came here — to protect our tribal nations, sovereignty, our traditions, our religion and our sacred medicine that keep our tribal nations powerful,” Turner

said. Jason Morsette attended the anniversary with his mother, Geneva Seaboy, another original occupier. He said he’s grateful that she and other activists were willing to fight for Native Americans’ land and treaty rights. Being at Alcatraz and seeing their role in history was “unbelievable,” said Morsette, who is Dakota/Chippewa and Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara. Anniversary events also included the opening of an exhibit on the island called “Red Power on Alcatraz: Perspectives 50 Years Later,” which features posters from the occupation, newsletters, photographs, film, skateboards and information on the occupation’s organizers. It also includes political buttons that illustrate how the movement influenced the 1972 presidential race. The items come from the personal collection of Kent Blansett, an associate professor of history at the University of Nebraska at Omaha who has written about Alcatraz. Blansett said presidential candidates in the 1970s were trying

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Jason Morsette, of New Town, North Dakota, looks out toward the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge through barred windows during ceremonies for the 50th anniversary of the Native American occupation of Alcatraz Island Wednesday in San Francisco.

to appeal to Native Americans who captured the attention of the federal government with the Alcatraz takeover. Blansett said the occupation resonates with students he teaches because it started with people

attending universities in the greater San Francisco area. “It really wakens my students to what they can actually accomplish and what they can do, that they’re not limited to making change in their lifetimes,” he said.

Bolivian interim leader proposes new elections as toll rises By Carlos Valdez Associated Press

LA PAZ, Bolivia — Bolivia’s selfproclaimed interim president sent a bill on holding new elections to congress Wednesday amid escalating violence that has claimed at least 30 lives since a disputed Oct. 20 vote and the subsequent resignation and exile of former leader Evo Morales. Officials raised the death toll by eight a day after security forces cleared a blockade of a fuel plant by anti-government protesters in the

city of El Alto, near La Paz. The public defender’s office and the state Institute of Forensic Investigations said the latest deaths happened in El Alto. People gathered at a Roman Catholic church to mourn the dead said they were fired on by security forces there. Police and soldiers were escorting gasoline tankers from the Senkata fuel plant to ease food and gasoline shortages in some Bolivian cities. The plant provides fuel to more than two million people in El Alto and neighboring La Paz.

Demonstrators were attempting to blow up the plant with explosives, which could have caused a “massive tragedy,” interim Defense Minister Fernando López said. Bolivia has been in a state of turbulence since a disputed vote that, according to an international audit, was marred by irregularities. Morales resigned Nov. 10 after weeks of protests against him and pressure from security forces, but his supporters oppose the interim government that took his place. Interim President Jeanine Áñez

on Wednesday sent to the legislature a bill that would allow the scheduling of new elections, without providing a date. “This bill can be perfected and serve as a basis for consensus,” Áñez said at a news conference. She was referring to the legislators of Morales’ Movement Toward Socialism party, which has a majority in congress. “The electoral fraud caused the convulsion that the country is experiencing,” she said. Congress does not have a fixed

deadline to respond to Áñez’s proposal, but it is expected to deal with the matter urgently. Legislators were scheduled to meet Wednesday night. Bolivia’s constitution says elections must be called within three months of an interim president taking office, which Áñez did on Nov. 12. If the bill is approved by legislators, the date would be set by the new Supreme Electoral Tribunal, whose members will be elected within the next 15 days by lawmakers, Justice Minister Álvaro Coimbra said.

Feds release data on wages, debt for specific college majors By Collin Binkley Associated Press

For the first time, the U.S. Education Department has published data allowing students to compare salary and debt levels for specific college programs rather than for entire institutions only. The information was made public Wednesday on the agency’s updated College Scorecard website, which was created under the Obama administration to help students evaluate which colleges provide the best value. The update is seen as a milestone in the department’s efforts to shine a light on programs that leave students with

heavy debt and low incomes. Previously, students could use the online tool to compare salary and debt averages for entire schools, benchmarks that the Education Department now says are “fairly meaningless.” Students today can sort through specific majors within a school and see how they stack up against one another, or against programs at other schools, and see which ones lead to the highest salaries or the lowest debt. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said the new tool provides “real information students need to make informed, personalized decisions about their education.” By providing the same statistics for

all institutions, she said, students can compare any programs they are considering “without regard to the type of school.” The website allows students to search for a specific school or to browse by field of study or degree type. It offers information on schools from Ivy League universities to vocational schools and certificate programs. There are some drawbacks. The earnings data are available for only 20% of the 200,000 programs listed in the department’s database, while others are hidden for privacy reasons because they had few students. The earnings figures were measured a year after

Today in History Today is Thursday, Nov. 21, the 325th day of 2019. There are 40 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 21, 1985, U.S. Navy intelligence analyst Jonathan Jay Pollard was arrested accused of spying for Israel. (Pollard later pleaded guilty to espionage and was sentenced to life in prison; he was released on parole on Nov. 20, 2015.) On this date: In 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. In 1920, the Irish Republican Army killed 12 British intelligence officers and two auxiliary policemen in the Dublin area; British forces responded by raiding a soccer match, killing 14 civilians. In 1927, picketing strikers at the Columbine Mine in northern Colorado were fired on by state police; six miners were killed. In 1934, the Cole Porter musical “Anything Goes,” starring Ethel Merman as Reno Sweeney, opened on Broadway. In 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Air Quality Act. In 1969, the Senate voted down the Supreme Court nomination of Clement F. Haynsworth, 55-45, the first such rejection since 1930. In 1979, a mob attacked the U-S Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, killing two Americans. In 1980, 87 people died in a fire at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. In 1990, junk-bond financier Michael R. Milken, who had pleaded guilty to six felony counts, was sentenced by a federal judge in New York to ten years in prison. (Milken served two.) In 1992, a three-day tornado outbreak that struck 13 states began in the Houston area before spreading to the Midwest and eastern U.S.; 26 people were killed. Sen. Bob Packwood, R-Ore., issued an apology but refused to discuss allegations that he’d made unwelcome sexual advances toward ten women over the years. (Faced with a threat of expulsion, Packwood ended up resigning from the Senate in 1995.) In 1995, Balkan leaders meeting in Dayton, Ohio, initialed a peace plan to end three and a-half years of ethnic fighting in Bosnia-Herzegovina (BAHZ’-nee-ah HEHR’-tsuh-goh-vee-nah). In 2001, Ottilie (AH’-tih-lee) Lundgren, a 94-year-old resident of Oxford, Conn., died of inhalation anthrax; she was the apparent last victim of a series of anthrax attacks carried out through the mail system. Ten years ago: The Senate voted 60-39 to open debate on health care legislation. An explosion at the Xinxing coal mine near Hegang city in China killed 108 miners. The University of East Anglia, in eastern England, reported that hackers had broken into a server at its Climatic Research Unit. (The hackers posted hundreds of private emails and documents online, stoking debate on whether some scientists had overstated the case for man-made climate change.) The shimmering, white glove Michael Jackson wore when he premiered his trademark moonwalk dance was auctioned off for $350,000 (plus $70,000 in taxes and fees) at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York’s Times Square. Five years ago: After a three-day onslaught that dumped a historic 7 feet of snow on the Buffalo, New York, area and killed at least 12 people, the sun came out, but so did predictions of flooding caused by rain, temperatures up to 60 degrees and blocked catch basins. One year ago: President Donald Trump and Chief Justice John Roberts publicly clashed over the independence of America’s judiciary, with Roberts rebuking the president for denouncing a judge hearing a migrant asylum challenge as an “Obama judge.” Some of Trump’s Republican allies in Congress joined in criticizing him for refusing to impose harsher penalties on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the death and dismemberment of a U.S.-based columnist, Jamal Khashoggi (jah-MAHL’ khahr-SHOHK’-jee), inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. Today’s Birthdays: Actor Laurence Luckinbill is 85. Actress Marlo Thomas is 82. Actor Rick Lenz is 80. Actress Juliet Mills is 78. Basketball Hall of Famer Earl Monroe is 75. Television producer Marcy Carsey is 75. Actress Goldie Hawn is 74. Movie director Andrew Davis is 73. Rock musician Lonnie Jordan (War) is 71. Singer Livingston Taylor is 69. Actress-singer Lorna Luft is 67. Actress Cherry Jones is 63. Rock musician Brian Ritchie (The Violent Femmes) is 59. Gospel singer Steven Curtis Chapman is 57. Actress Nicollette Sheridan is 56. Singer-actress Bjork (byork) is 54. Pro and College Football Hall of Famer Troy Aikman is 53. Rhythm-and-blues singer Chauncey Hannibal (BLACKstreet) is 51. Rock musician Alex James (Blur) is 51. Baseball Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. is 50. TV personality Rib Hillis is 49. Rapper Pretty Lou (Lost Boyz) is 48. Football player-turned-TV personality Michael Strahan (STRAY’-han) is 48. Actress Rain Phoenix is 47. Actress Marina de Tavira is 46. Country singer Kelsi Osborn (SHeDAISY) is 45. Actor Jimmi Simpson is 44. Singer-actress Lindsey Haun is 35. Actress Jena Malone is 35. Pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen is 34. Actor-singer Sam Palladio is 32. Thought for Today: “Anyone can do any amount of work, provided it isn’t the work he is supposed to be doing at that moment.” -- Robert Benchley, American humorist (born 1889, died on this date in 1945).

graduation and reflect students who received federal loans or Pell grants only. They do not count students with no earnings. Still, the effort was applauded by advocacy groups and scholars who have long awaited better data on college outcomes. Chiefs for Change, a nonprofit that represents city and state education leaders, said the sites gives students important input when deciding what to do after high school. “With information about average debt and earnings, students will have a better sense of the potential return on their investment in higher education,” Mike Magee, the organization’s CEO,

said in a statement. DeVos promised to expand the College Scorecard in August 2018 as she repealed an Obama-era rule requiring the department to publish earnings and debt data on career training programs that were primarily housed at for-profit colleges. That rule aimed to cut federal money for programs that repeatedly left students strapped with heavy debt and low incomes. But DeVos said the rule unfairly targeted the for-profit sector and used flawed data. Instead, she said students should get equal information about all types of schools and make decisions about where to attend on their own.

Nation and world briefly

SEALs face review following death of Islamic State militant SAN DIEGO — Navy officials on Wednesday notified a SEAL convicted of posing with a dead Islamic State militant and three of his superior officers during a 2017 deployment to Iraq that all four will face a review to determine if they should remain on the elite force. Attorneys for Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher said the Navy is trying to remove his Trident pin, designating him as a SEAL, in retaliation for President Donald Trump’s decision last week to restore his rank. Gallagher was acquitted last summer of a murder charge in the stabbing death of the militant captive, but a military jury convicted him of posing with the corpse while in Iraq in 2017. He also was acquitted of attempted murder for allegedly shooting at civilians. His lawyers said Wednesday they have filed an inspector general’s complaint accusing Rear Adm. Collin Green of insubordination for defying Trump’s actions.

private conversation took place last week at a Washington cafe and was recorded by a third person it did not identify.

Mexican El Paso mass shooting victims, families sue Walmart MEXICO CITY —Representatives of families and victims of the Aug. 3 mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, have filed a lawsuit against the store chain. Mexico’s Foreign Relations Department said Wednesday it is assisting the 10 Mexican plaintiffs in the suit, filed in El Paso. The lawsuit claims Walmart “did not take reasonable and necessary measures to protect its customers.” The department did not say what damages the lawsuit seeks. It said plaintiffs include relatives of those killed, wounded victims and relatives of the wounded. Eight Mexicans were among the 22 people killed in the shooting, while eight other Mexicans were wounded. Police have said that Patrick Crusius, of Dallas, confessed to the shooting and that he targeted Mexicans.

Syrian shelling of camp housing Colombia ambassador criticizes displaced people kills 15 — Syrian opposition activists State Department in recording sayBEIRUT government shelling of a camp hosting SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Colombia’s ambassador in Washington was embarrassed Wednesday by publication of a recording in which he trashes the State Department as a feckless institution subjugated to the whims of the White House. The Colombian newspaper Publimetro posted the recording of a 24-minute conversation between Ambassador Francisco Santos and Colombia’s foreign ministerdesignate, Claudia Blum. The paper said the

displaced people near the Turkish border in the country’s northwest has killed at least 15 people. Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition war monitor, says government forces shelled camp Qah, killing 15 and wounding others. The Aleppo Media Center, an activist collective said the government shelled the camp with rockets Wednesday inflicting the casualties including 15 who were killed. — From Clarion news services


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New book provides unique perspectives of Kachemak Bay’s history By Michael Armstrong Homer News

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revious histories of Homer and the north shore of Kachemak Bay have taken a broad perspective, such as Janet Klein’s “A History of Kachemak Bay, the Country, the Communities” (1987, Homer Society of Natural History) or her 2008 revision. Other books look at the north shore through the words of the early settlers, such as Walt and Elsa Pedersen’s “A Small History of the Western Kenai” (1978, Adams Press). A book published this month by the Pratt Museum through the help of the Patrons of the Pratt Society, or POPS, combines that broad perspective with personal stories. Using narratives and family photographs, “And Some Stayed On: Settling the North Shore of Kachemak Bay and Points Beyond, 1900-1959,” compiled by Beth Cumming, covers the 60 years of Homer’s growth from a cluster of shacks on the Homer Spit to its beginning as a town with roads, public utilities, a dock and harbor, a hospital, and year-round employment. The book also includes stories of Alaska Native people who lived in the land the Dena’ina called Tuggeght before and as European and Lower 48 settlers arrived. A launch and book signing party for the book will take place from noon to 2 p.m. on Nov. 30 at the Pratt Museum, with another signing from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, also at the Pratt during a First Friday exhibit opening. Copies are on sale exclusively at the museum for $30, with proceeds going to the museum or to

support more printings. Cumming, the book’s editor and sometimes author as well as compiler, said she wanted “And Some Stayed On” to be more than a recitation of facts — “John Doe and his wife Betty came to Homer in 1937 and they did this and they had four children and their names,” she said. “I wanted the whole book to give a feeling about what was going on without, my hope was, not being boring,” Cumming said. “I want it to be readable, but at the same time, give a picture of what life was like at a certain time.” “And Some Stayed On” includes an account from the late 1800s with an excerpt about namesake Homer Pennock from Klein’s “Kachemak Bay Communities.” Pennock, the manager of a crew with the Alaska Gold Mining Company, came to Homer in 1896 with the group and built a small settlement on the Spit, later named after him. The book is divided by decades or five-year periods, with a collection of photos and a history of the period written by retired Homer News reporter and writer Jan O’Meara, who is also the POPS secretary. Each section contains narratives compiled by Cumming from her own interviews, other books and articles, or written by a pioneer. Photographs generously accompany the text. “And Some Stayed On” came about in 2006 when Cumming, former Pratt museum director Michael Hawfield and O’Meara put together an exhibit, “Making Ourselves at Home: Creating a Community on the Benchlands of Kachemak Bay.” “The purpose of that exhibit was to do interviews with the pioneers who were fast passing,” O’Meara said. That exhibit showed at the Pratt and the Homer Airport, and now is at the Homer Senior Center. Cumming had the idea to make a book based on stories in the

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The front cover of “And Some Stayed On: Settling the North Shore of Kachemak Bay and Points Beyond, 1900-1959,” compiled by Beth Cumming.

‘Frozen II’: Still fun, but it races off in too many directions By Robert Horton Herald movie critic

In the wake of the beloved institution (and economic juggernaut) that goes by the name “Frozen,” Disney has decided on a bold course of action: more of the same. “Frozen II” brings back the gang from the 2013 smash, adds a couple of likable newbies and conjures up a similar batch of Broadway-style songs (composed again by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez). The result is a smartly turned piece of family entertainment. It is also redundant, somehow even more than most sequels. We rejoin Queen Elsa (voiced by Idina Menzel), whose special power is the ability to turn things into ice. She sings well, too.

Her younger sister Anna (Kristen Bell) remains the more downto-earth family member, and is still being courted by dopey Kristoff (Jonathan Groff). His efforts to propose marriage, inevitably interrupted by circumstances, are a useful running gag. Actually, Anna and Kristoff keep misunderstanding each other, which leads to the tantalizing possibility that maybe they won’t end up together. “Frozen II” does a lot of that kind of teasing. Everybody heads into a mysterious forest surrounded by mist. The reason is complicated. The first hint that the film is going to be more convoluted than necessary comes in the opening minutes, when a flashback sketches a puzzling battle between Elsa’s people and a tribe of pagan folk

who live in the enchanted forest. This prologue gives you that terrible sense that we now have to keep track of generation-spanning storylines instead of just sitting back and enjoying the jokes and pretty pictures. Kristoff’s reindeer is along for the journey, and so of course is Olaf (Josh Gad), the slaphappy snowman. Olaf’s duty in the sequel does not rise to the level of his splendid work in the first “Frozen,” although he and Anna have a fun (and nicely philosophical) duet early on. Directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, returning from the first film, are especially good at stretching Disney’s visual capacities. Autumnal colors dominate the early section — including a spectacular storm — and one of

calendar Events and exhibitions ■■ Please join Kenai Peninsula College, Kenai River Campus in celebration of Alaska Native/Native American Heritage Month. All events are free and open to the community. For more information, contact Rural & Native Student Services, 262-0213. ■■ Kenai Historical Society will meet Sunday, Dec. 1 at the Kenai Visitors Center at 1:30 p.m. for a potluck dinner before the meeting. The KCHS choir will present the program. Bring your favorite holiday dish and join us for a festive time. For more information call 283-1946. ■■ The KPC Showcase and The Kenai Peninsula Reentry Coalition presents: One Alaskan’s Recovery From Addiction, The Streets, and Prison, with Ken Miller on Wednesday, Nov. 20, in the McLane Commons. Miller is in the process of writing a book based upon his experience being homeless and recovering from addiction using a 12-step program. Kenai Peninsula Reentry Coalition will be available with community resources and information surrounding addiction and reentry services. This is part one of a two-part event, with a community discussion to follow at a later date. Some content of this presentation will be for mature audiences only. ■■ 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. ■■ Kenai Performers presents “Lost in Yonkers” by Neil Simon on Nov. 15-17, 22-24. Friday/Saturday shows at 7 p.m. Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Location: 44045 K-Beach Road. Tickets $20 and available online at www.kenaiperformers.org, by phone (252-6808) and at the door. Rated PG for language and content. No host beer/wine bar. Produced by special arrangement with a Samuel French, Inc. “Be Careful, It’s My Heart” music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, used by special arrangement with The Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization, on behalf of the Irving Berlin Music Company 1633 Broadway, Suite 3801, New York, New York 10019. ■■ 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, www.kenaifineart.com .”GATHER” will hang 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 four-week series. The cost is $15 for the entire workshop or a $5 weekly drop-in fee. Sign up at Soldotna.org. For more information, visit True Tales, Told Live on Facebook, or call Jenny Neyman at 907-394-6397.

Entertainment ■■ The Flats Bistro in Kenai presents live dinner music Thursday and Friday from 6:30-8:30 p.m., featuring Garrett Mayer on Thursdays and Mike Morgan & Matt Boyle on Fridays. For reservations (recommended) please call The Flats Bistro at 907-335-1010. Please watch this space for more music at The Flats this fall. ■■ Don Jose’s Restaurant in Soldotna presents “All-YouCan-Eat Tacos” and live music every Thursday from 6-9 p.m. Please call 907-262-5700 for reservations and info. ■■ Acapulco, 43543 Sterling Highway in Soldotna, has live music at 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. ■■ A bluegrass jam takes place on the first Sunday of the month at from 1-4 p.m. at the Mount Redoubt Baptist Church on South Lovers Loop in Nikiski. ■■ Veronica’s in Old Town Kenai has Open Mic from 6-8 p.m. Friday. Call Veronica’s at 283-2725. ■■ The Alaska Roadhouse Bar and Grill hosts open horseshoe tournaments Thursday nights at the bar on Golddust Drive. For more information, call 262-9887. ■■ An all acoustic jam takes place every Thursday. The jam takes place at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna on the first Thursday of the month, and at the Kenai Senior Center during the rest of the month. Jam starts at 6:30 p.m. ■■ Odie’s Deli in Soldotna has live music Friday from 6-8 p.m. and Pub Quiz night every Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. ■■ AmVets Post 4 has reopened in its brand new building on Kalifornsky Beach across from Jumpin’ Junction. Eligible veterans and their families are invited to stop by to find out more about AmVets and their involvement in the Veteran community. ■■ The Bow bar in Kenai has karaoke at 9 p.m. Thursdays.

Elsa’s show-stopping numbers takes her under the sea. It all looks spectacular. Despite the lung-stretching from Menzel and Bell, the best song sequence is Kristoff’s solo lament, which is rendered in the style of a very bad late-1980s power-ballad music video. Sincere thanks to whatever maniac thought up this idea. So there’s a lot to enjoy in “Frozen II.” And yet. The first movie had such a brilliant idea (upending Disney’s own tradition of Prince Charmings who save the day), it needed no further elaboration. Finding some new, weaker themes for the sequel removes a little of the luster. The new film tries on different ideas, maybe too many. Elsa further defines herself, Anna

“Frozen II” HHH Rating: PG, for subject matter grows (but in ways that are more conventional than the first “Frozen” suggested), and there’s an environmental subtext involving a harmful dam and colonial exploitation. It’s a lot. “Frozen II” will still haul in a billion dollars, so maybe I should just (so to speak) let it go. But I think the film’s reception might give Disney a lesson in sequel-related diminishing returns. Robert Horton is a movie critic for The Daily Herald of Everett, Washington, a sibling paper of the Clarion.

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Corner Muse, where art thou? My dependable muse has vacated. This leaves me confused. I visit places that give me ideas. Nothing, repeat, nothing comes forth. If I could put on paper, I would. I’ve asked a friend for suggestions.

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

An effort of no end. The Goddess of literature and spirit may be busy inspiring others today. So, I shouldn’t be dismayed. Thoughts are always free ranging through my cranium. I will lasso one, maybe not so great. The best of it, I shall make. — By Hedy-Jo Huss 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. — By Bonnie Marie Playle


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Hanks anchors a lovely Mister Rogers tale for adults By Lindsey Bahr Associated Press

Director Marielle Heller frames ”A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” as if it were an episode of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” with miniature sets of cars and bridges to illustrate New York and Pittsburgh. Mr. Rogers, played with clear-eyed purpose by Tom Hanks, introduces the audience to the film’s protagonist, journalist Lloyd Vogel (Matthew Rhys), using his “picture window” in that all-too-familiar living room where he’s just changed into his sneakers and sweater. It’s even rated PG. But “A Beautiful Day” is not really a children’s story at all. It’s a story about a man who suffers from the doubly impossible combination of being an adult and an investigative journalist. In other words, he’s the person least likely to be charmed by the straightforward sincerity of someone like Fred Rogers. The film is loosely based on Tom Junod’s article “Can You Say…’Hero’?” which appeared in Esquire Magazine in November of 1998. Junod has said that spending time with the then 70-year-old changed him. Cynical at first, the two formed a friendship — Junod’s

first ever with a subject — that would last until Rogers’ death in 2003. The similarities stop there and the film veers off in its own direction, adding drama and elements that are not part of Junod’s life at all (like getting into a fistfight with his father at his sister’s wedding, neither of which happened). But as Junod writes in The Atlantic this month, the film “seems like a culmination of the gifts that Fred Rogers gave me and all of us, gifts that fit the definition of grace because they feel, at least in my case, undeserved.” Essentially, Fred Rogers’ lessons can apply to adults too. And “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” spins its magic to show (not just tell) us how, no matter if it’s mostly a fiction from the minds of screenwriters Micah FitzermanBlue and Noah Harpster. The film introduces Lloyd at a particularly unstable moment. He’s got a newborn son with his wife, Andrea (an understated and excellent Susan Kelechi Watson), and his long-estranged father (Chris Cooper) has suddenly started trying to come back into his life. It’s under these high-pressure circumstances that his editor (Christine Lahti) assigns him to

“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” HHH½ Rating: PG, for some strong thematic material, a brief fight and some mild language. write a “small piece” about Fred Rogers for the magazine’s “heroes issue.” Lloyd scoffs at what he considers a demeaning assignment. He’s there to be an investigative journalist and the host of a cheesy children’s show is, he thinks, below him. Andrea even asks her husband, knowing what kind of writer he is, to please not ruin her childhood. He remains skeptical even upon meeting Fred and goes back to his editor to ask for more time, saying that he “just doesn’t think he’s for real.” Sure, part of you is probably thinking Lloyd a monster. But consider Lloyd’s point of view too: Fred uses puppets during his interview and deflects quite a bit on the more pressing questions, often diverting and asking about his interviewer instead of answering.

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Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in “A Beautiful Day In the Neighborhood.”

And yet, his goodness starts to transcend all of that. Heller does a marvelous job illustrating the effect Fred has on those around him. Even the production staff who he infuriates with his tendency to veer off schedule by spending a little too long with visitors, falls in line when he starts to work his singular magic in front of the camera. They know they’re making something special. One scene, that seems almost too schmaltzy to be true, in which a subway car full of adults and

children starts serenading Fred with his theme song, actually happened. Hanks is such an obvious choice to play someone as beloved as Fred Rogers that his performance is something that could be in danger of being taken for granted or overlooked. He just makes it all look so easy — the almost uncomfortably slow way that he speaks. But it’s a testament to Hanks that you can’t “see” the work. But much like Fred Rogers, you don’t have to understand it to be moved.

New acts rule Grammys as Lizzo, Lil Nas, Eilish lead in noms By Mesfin Fekadu Associated Press

NEW YORK — The Grammys are screaming “Cuz I Love You” to Lizzo: The breakthrough singerrapper scored a whopping eight nominations, including bids for the top four awards, making her the show’s top-nominated act. Lizzo picked up nominations for album of the year with her majorlabel debut, “Cuz I Love You”; song and record of the year with her anthemic No. 1 hit, “Truth Hurts”; and best new artist. Like Lizzo, other new artists dominated with Grammy nominations on Wednesday: Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X earned six nominations apiece. Eilish also scored nominations in the top four categories, making the 17-year-old the youngest artist in the history of the Grammys to achieve the feat. Lil Nas X, 20, is up for three of the top four awards, including album and record of the year for “Old Town Road,” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus. Lizzo’s “Cuz I Love You,” Eilish’s “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” and Lil Nas X’s “7” — an 8-song EP — will compete for album of the year along with Ariana Grande’s “Thank U, Next,” Bon Iver’s “I,I,” Vampire Weekend’s “Father of the Bride,” H.E.R.’s

“I Used to Know Her” and Lana Del Rey’s “Norman (Expletive) Rockwell!” Nominees for record of the year include songs that hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart this year, including “Old Town Road,” “Truth Hurts,” Eilish’s “Bad Guy,” Grande’s “7 Rings” and Post Malone and Swae Lee’s “Sunflower.” H.E.R.’s “Hard Place,” Bon Iver’s “Hey, Ma” and Khalid’s “Talk,” which peaked at No. 3 on the Hot 100, round out the eight nominees. While Taylor Swift was shut out of album of the year with “Lover,” the album’s title track earned a nomination for song of the year, a songwriter’s award. It will compete with “Truth Hurts,” “Bad Guy,” “Hard Place,” Lady Gaga’s “Always Remember Us This Way” from “A Star Is Born,” Lewis Capaldi’s “Someone You Loved,” Lana Del Rey’s “Norman (Expletive) Rockwell” and Tanya Tucker’s “Bring My Flowers Now,” co-written by Brandi Carlile. Swift earned three nominations, while Beyoncé — who was shut out of the top three categories — scored four. While her groundbreaking “Homecoming” documentary earned a nomination for best music film, its album version didn’t pick up any nominations. Instead her “The Lion King: The Gift” project — which features

songs inspired by “The Lion King,” for which she voiced the character Nala — is up for best pop vocal album, competing with projects from Ed Sheeran, Swift, Eilish and Grande. Beyoncé’s “Spirit,” from “The Lion King” which is being pushed for Oscar consideration, is up for best pop solo performance along with Swift’s “You Need to Calm Down,” “Truth Hurts,” “Bad Guy” and “7 Rings.” Overall, female acts outperformed their male counterparts in the top four categories: Five of the eight album-of-theyear contenders are women, while seven of the eight song-of-the-year nominees are by women. Female musicians also rule in the best new artist category, though record of the year is evenly split. Grande, who won her first Grammy earlier this year, scored five nominations, as did H.E.R. and Finneas, Eilish’s older brother who co-wrote, co-produced and engineered her debut album. Finneas’ nominations include producer of the year (non-classical) and best engineered album (non-classical). Several acts picked up four nominations, including J. Cole, Gary Clark Jr., Lucky Daye, Thom Yorke, Bob Ludwig and Tanya Tucker, who in August released her first album of new songs in 17 years.

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British country-soul performer Yola also scored four bids, including best new artist, pitting her against Lizzo, Lil Nas X, Eilish, pop singer Maggie Rogers, New Orleans group Tank and the Bangas, the Austin-based duo Black Pumas and Spanish singer Rosalía, who won album of the year at last week’s Latin Grammys. Lizzo’s road to the Grammys has been a long one: The 31-year-old, who performed with Prince on his “Plectrumelectrum” album, grinded as an independent and touring artist for years before signing a major-label deal, releasing her first album in 2013. But this year marked her major breakthrough: Her song “Truth Hurts” topped the charts for seven weeks; she’s wowed audiences with her live performances — including her twerking while playing the flute. She’s also graced several magazine covers, earning praise for promoting body positivity and denouncing fat shaming. But Lizzo has also had her fair share of critics: Some felt she shouldn’t qualify for best new artist at the Grammys since she’s been on the music scene for years. Others thought since “Truth Hurts” was originally released in 2017, it shouldn’t qualify for the 2020 Grammys. The Recording

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exhibit. It took her 13 years of research and interviews and one solid year of writing and editing with O’Meara to make the book happen. POPS paid printing and productions costs. POPS, which once organized the annual quilt raffle for the museum, advocates for and fundraises for the Pratt. “We decided we should pay for the printing, and so we did,” O’Meara said. In addition to raising money for the Pratt, Cumming said “And Some Stayed On” also fits in with the museum’s mission statement “to strengthen relationships between people and place through stories relevant to Kachemak Bay.” “It is one way the objectives of the mission statement are carried out,” she said. “It’s telling history … It’s like an exhibit.” In selecting people’s stories, Cumming wanted to be as inclusive as possible. Names familiar as Homer landmarks, like Miller’s Landing or Paul Banks, are included, but the book includes more recent arrivals third-generation families might call newcomers. It also acknowledges the stories of Alaska Native families like Bill Choate and his mother, Vern Choate Langsdale. Despite her best intentions, in her preface Cumming notes how trying to be inclusive proved to be unsuccessful. She sought a cross section of Homer life, but wound up getting stories and photographs of people already well known. “So if the people seem quite above average, maybe it’s because they were, and why they were suggested to me as possible subjects,” she writes. Cumming also faced another challenge: She compiled the stories with the cooperation of surviving family members. Some told of events other family found objectionable and thus some accounts have been sanitized. “I wanted to give an overall picture of what life was like, and to get that I wanted

Academy said “Truth Hurts” qualified because the song was never submitted for contention in the Grammys process and it appears on an album released during the eligibility period for the upcoming show. “Truth Hurts” was co-written by Tele, Jesse Saint John and Ricky Reed, who is nominated for producer of the year (nonclassical). Mina Lioness, the British singer who Lizzo gave writing credit to after using some of her viral tweet in the hit song, didn’t appear on the list of writers nominated for song of the year for “Truth Hurts.” Lizzo’s label, Atlantic Records, told The Associated Press last week it was in the process of adding Lioness to the song’s credits. Lizzo’s other nominations include best urban contemporary album, best pop solo performance for “Truth Hurts,” best traditional R&B performance for “Jerome” and best R&B performance for “Exactly How I Am,” which features Gucci Mane and marks the rapper’s first Grammy nomination. Another first-time nominee: former first lady Michelle Obama, who is nominated for best spoken word album for “Becoming” (Barack Obama has won two Grammys in the same category).

to include the stories of, their representative stories,” she said. “I was somewhat disappointed in ending up mainly with stories of people where the story was acceptable to put in a public book, and leaving out stories that might be a reflection on the families.” Still, some families agreed to tell stories that include the hard and sometimes harsh side of early pioneer life like alcoholism and abuse. “I think that anybody who writes this type of history has to admit that it might not be a true representation of life, but rather representative of socially more acceptable stories,” Cumming said. “… I wanted the book to be used as a reference for some social issues, but I was discouraged and I didn’t want to go against the wishes of family members.” In selecting photographs, Cumming looked for images that would be meaningful. “Most people tend to have pictures of how they look all dressed up standing around the Christmas tree,” she said. “…I want a picture of you on your Cat (bulldozer) plowing the ground to plant potatoes — doing something, pictures of you on your fishing boat hauling your net in.” Cumming said the stories in “And Some Stayed On” could be told in other contexts — for example, the history of commercial fishing in Kachemak Bay, the role of women in homesteading and the history of World War II veterans in Homer’s settlement. “I see the book as a source of information for making small or larger, quickto-get-together exhibits at a museum, especially the Pratt Museum,” she writes in her preface, “or as the source of information for school children assigned to giving a talk on their great-grandparents; for a newspaper writer looking for a short biographical sketch; or just as a book for a person who wants to enjoy reading about the way people use to live here.” O’Meara said she thinks people will be pleased with how “And Some Stayed On” looks. “I think it looks gorgeous, inside and out,” she said. “I think people who are in it are going to be really happy.”


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Red-hot Bears enter pivotal weekend vs. Ice Dogs

Winners of 7 straight, Brown Bears lead NAHL Midwest division with Fairbanks coming to town By Jeff Helminiak Peninsula Clarion

Dare long-suffering Brown Bears fans believe? The Kenai River club has raised hopes of making the playoffs for the first time since the 2013-14 season by surging into first place in the North American Hockey League Midwest Division with about twothirds of the season left to play. But there’s one measuring stick the Bears have not yet tried — the exacting standards of the longtime rival Fairbanks Ice Dogs, who are in second place, just two points behind Kenai River. Both teams are hot right now — the Brown Bears have won seven straight while the Ice Dogs have taken nine of 11. The Brown Bears get their first look at the Ice Dogs in a three-game series at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. Tonight’s game is at 7 p.m., while the puck drops at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

“They’re well coached and they play a pretty structured game,” said first-year Kenai River head coach Kevin Murdock. “Their details are maybe some of the best of anybody in the league, so I think it will be a good weekend to test our guys with some of that stuff. “They have some pretty good players overall, but they also play very well together as a team and compete the full 60 minutes.” Trevor Stewart is in his ninth season as head coach of the Ice Dogs. He has won the Robertson Cup in two of those seasons — two of the three Robertson Cups the Ice Dogs have amassed, as compared to none for Kenai River. Stewart also is a big reason the Bears have gone 45-130-6-4, including 4-15 in the playoffs, against the Ice Dogs since Kenai River joined the league for the 2007-08 season. Kenai River has never won a season series against Fairbanks, including the last seven years, when the

winner of that series has been awarded the Ravn Cup. “For our guys, our goal stays the same this weekend,” Murdock said. “Every weekend, we want to come out with wins in all of the games. “It’s going to be a good measuring stick because they’ve been successful in the past, and even this year’s team has been successful.” Last season, the Brown Bears missed the playoffs because they struggled to score goals. When Murdock was hired in the offseason, he was tasked with upgrading the scoring and has been more successful thus far than even he expected. With 80 goals in 22 games, the Bears are third in goals scored in the league, while the Ice Dogs have 69 goals and are tied for seventh. Eagle River’s Zach Krajnik, who has committed to the University of Alaska Anchorage, is tied for second in the league in points with 28 and assists with 20. Rookie Theo Thrun is tied for the league lead in goals with 13

and tied for fourth in points with 26. The Ice Dogs are lead by Oliver Kjaer, who is tied for 10th in the league with 23 points, which have come on nine goals and 14 assists. “I don’t know we were expecting to score this much,” Murdock said. “When we were talking about putting the team together, we talked about finding speed and guys who could put the puck in the net.” Outside of Krajnik, who led the team last year with 50 points, the leading returning scorer at forward was Trey LaBarge with 12 points. “We were fortunate to add a few pieces that really helped, but our returning guys got a lot stronger over the summer,” Murdock said. “It shows how much time and effort they put in.” The Bears have three players with Division I commitments, though one is injured, while the Ice Dogs have six. Fairbanks also is stingy on defense, standing at fifth in goals allowed. Kenai River is 16th. Ice

Dogs goaltender Mattias Sholl is 13th in the league with a 2.05 goalsagainst average, while the Bears’ Landon Pavlisin is 16th at 2.50. “We would like to tighten things up a bit defensively, even though right now we are getting the goal support and coming out ahead,” Murdock said. “As the season goes along, defense is something we’ll definitely have to improve on.” Defensemen JJ Boucher and Bryan Huggins are out this series with injury, but Murdock said Tristan Culleton will be back, meaning the Bears will have seven defensemen available. Tonight, students get free entry with a student ID, while everybody else can get in for $5 at the door with a donation to the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank. Friday will be Educator Appreciation Night, with free entry for those with a Kenai Peninsula Borough School District ID. After the game Saturday will be Skate with the Bears.

Tkachuk scores OT winner, Senators beat Canadiens MONTREAL (AP) — Brady Tkachuk finished what JeanGabriel Pageau started, and the Ottawa Senators feel like they have the struggling franchise moving in the right direction. Tkachuk went five-hole on Carey Price 38 seconds into overtime, Pageau scored for the second straight game

and the Senators beat the Montreal Canadiens 2-1 Wednesday night. Craig Anderson stopped 35 shots, and Ottawa won for the fourth time in five games. “We’re still learning and getting better,” Tkachuk said. “And we’ve improved so much since the start of the year. I definitely think we’re

Astros owner declines comment on scandal By Stephen Hawkins AP Baseball Writer

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Houston Astros owner Jim Crane declined comment Wednesday on Major League Baseball’s investigation into allegations of sign stealing against his team. While walking through the lobby of the luxury hotel where MLB owners were meeting, Crane stopped briefly when approached by reporters. “If you want to talk about baseball, I’ll talk about baseball,” Crane said. “What else do you want to talk about?” When someone started to ask whether he had any comment about the allegations, Crane didn’t even let that question get finished

before responding, “Any other issues?” Two sheriff ’s deputies working security in the lobby then stepped in and escorted the Astros owner toward a flight of stairs that led upstairs to where the meetings were taking place. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said Tuesday he hopes the investigation will be completed before the start of next season and that he has authority to impose discipline beyond the loss of amateur draft picks. Manfred is scheduled to hold a news conference Thursday after owners wrap up their meetings at the hotel adjacent to the new Texas Rangers ballpark that will open next season.

Johnson announces nascar retirement after 2020 By Jenna Fryer AP Auto Racing Writer

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson sat down next to Jeff Gordon at a 2001 driver meeting and asked the champion if he had time to offer any career advice. Gordon was so impressed with the fellow California native that he encouraged Rick Hendrick to start a team built specifically for the 25-year-old Johnson. It turned into one of the greatest hires in NASCAR history and nudged Gordon aside as the most dominant driver on the track. Now Johnson will follow Gordon and many other NASCAR superstars into retirement as the seven-time champion announced Wednesday he will retire from full-time competition after next season. The 44-year-old Johnson joins an exodus of popular drivers that began when Gordon retired after the 2015 season. Tony Stewart, Dale Earnhardt Jr, Carl Edwards, Matt Kenseth, Danica Patrick and Jamie McMurray are

among those who followed Gordon out the door. Johnson, the winningest driver of his era, said in a video posted to his social media and titled “(hash) Chasing8 one final time” that next season will be his final attempt to win a record eighth Cup title. It will be his 19th season in the No. 48 Chevrolet. “I am so thankful for 18 incredible years of racing in NASCAR,” Johnson said in the black-and-white video comprised of highlights from his career. “This sport has been good to me and allowed me to do something I truly love. I showed up chasing a dream and achieved more than I thought possible. I am looking forward to next season and celebrating what will be my last year as a full-time Cup driver. I know what this team is capable of and I hope 2020 is one of the best yet.” Johnson scheduled a Thursday news conference at Hendrick Motorsports to discuss his decision. He joins Gordon and Earnhardt Jr. as Hendrick drivers who have called it a career since 2015.

trending in the right direction. Montreal rookie Nick Suzuki scored in the second period, and Price stopped 22 shots for the Canadiens a day after allowing five goals in Columbus. Pageau beat Price at 9:55 of the second by tipping a shot from Tyler Ennis. Pageau leads the NHL with 10 goals

scoreboard BASKETBALL

NBA Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Boston 11 3 .786 — Toronto 10 4 .714 1 Philadelphia 9 5 .643 2 Brooklyn 6 8 .429 5 New York 4 11 .267 7½ Southeast Division Miami 10 3 .769 — Orlando 6 8 .429 4½ Charlotte 6 9 .400 5 Washington 4 8 .333 5½ Atlanta 4 10 .286 6½ Central Division Milwaukee 11 3 .786 — Indiana 8 6 .571 3 Chicago 5 10 .333 6½ Cleveland 4 10 .286 7 Detroit 4 10 .286 7 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB Houston 11 4 .733 — Dallas 9 5 .643 1½ Memphis 5 9 .357 5½ New Orleans 5 9 .357 5½ San Antonio 5 10 .333 6 Northwest Division Denver 10 3 .769 — Utah 9 5 .643 1½ Minnesota 8 7 .533 3 Oklahoma City 5 9 .357 5½ Portland 5 10 .333 6 Pacific Division L.A. Lakers 12 2 .857 — L.A. Clippers 10 5 .667 2½ Phoenix 7 6 .538 4½ Sacramento 6 7 .462 5½ Golden State 3 13 .188 10 Wednesday’s Games Philadelphia 109, New York 104 Washington 138, San Antonio 132 Brooklyn 101, Charlotte 91 Dallas 142, Golden State 94 Miami 124, Cleveland 100 Milwaukee 135, Atlanta 127 Toronto 113, Orlando 97 Chicago 109, Detroit 89 Utah 103, Minnesota 95 Denver 105, Houston 95 L.A. Clippers 107, Boston 104, OT Thursday’s Games Portland at Milwaukee, 4 p.m. New Orleans at Phoenix, 6:30 p.m.

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Men’s College Scores EAST Binghamton 77, NJIT 75 Boston College 72, E. Washington 68 Drexel 86, Bryant 74 Rutgers 69, Stephen F. Austin 57 St. John’s 82, Columbia 63 Syracuse 72, Cornell 53 UMass 82, Rider 72 Wagner 81, St. Peter’s 77, OT Yale 100, Siena 89, 3OT SOUTH Belmont 73, Lipscomb 67 Florida Gulf Coast 72, FAU 70, OT Florida St. 89, Chattanooga 53 Georgia 82, Georgia Tech 78 James Madison 80, Old Dominion 78 Louisville 76, SC-Upstate 50 Memphis 68, UALR 58 North Carolina 75, Elon 61 Tennessee 76, Alabama St. 41 UAB 58, Mount St. Mary’s 51 VMI 96, Christendom 20 Vanderbilt 90, Austin Peay 72 Virginia Tech 100, Delaware St. 64 MIDWEST Chicago St. 79, North Park 66 Illinois 85, The Citadel 57 Indiana 79, Princeton 54 Loyola of Chicago 85, IUPUI 62 Miami (Ohio) 80, Central State 45 Missouri 70, Morehead St. 52 N. Illinois 86, W. Illinois 81 N. Iowa 88, Cornell College 66 N. Kentucky 59, Ball St. 57 Saint Louis 67, High Point 55 Wright St. 88, Urbana 51 SOUTHWEST Sam Houston St. 88, LeTourneau 58 Texas A&M 56, Troy 52 Tulsa 73, SE Louisiana 66 FAR WEST Arkansas St. 80, Colorado St. 78 Boise St. 72, BYU 68, OT N. Arizona 93, Benedictine at Mesa 56 Oregon St. 78, UC Santa Barbara 67 Portland 82, Portland St. 75 Sacramento St. 61, UC Davis 51 Saint Mary’s (Cal) 68, Fresno St. 58 San Jose St. 83, Grambling St. 76 Texas State 64, UNLV 57 Women’s College Scores EAST Boston U. 60, Albany (NY) 58 Colgate 90, Canisius 69 Fordham 74, Northeastern 58 Holy Cross 87, Bryant 75 Howard 75, Loyola (Md.) 69 Lafayette 65, LIU Brooklyn 60 Maryland 88, George Washington 54 Mount St. Mary’s 71, UMBC 61 New Hampshire 89, Wheaton College (MA) 44 Penn 55, Saint Joseph’s 45 Providence 68, Monmouth (NJ) 52 Sacred Heart 77, Bridgeport 63 St. Francis Brooklyn 70, Army 64 Temple 72, Bucknell 61 SOUTH Alabama St. 68, Jacksonville St. 63 Davidson 101, W. Carolina 51

this month, and the 27-yearold also has nine goals in 20 career games versus the Canadiens — his most against any opponent. “It’s obviously a great feeling,” said Pageau, who has 13 goals this season. “I’m feeling confident in my abilities right now and I’m lucky to have the teammates I have right

now. We’re playing some really good hockey.

Georgia Tech 69, Georgia St. 28 LSU 62, SE Louisiana 52 Miami (Ohio) 75, E. Kentucky 57 Norfolk St. 72, High Point 58 North Dakota 69, Georgia Southern 56 North Florida 73, Alabama A&M 64 Old Dominion 68, Winthrop 44 Richmond 76, William & Mary 73 UNC-Wilmington 75, Mount Olive 67 VCU 53, East Carolina 40 Wichita St. 88, Louisiana Tech 80 Wofford 79, Longwood 76 MIDWEST Akron 91, Youngstown St. 62 Ball St. 70, Xavier 49 Bradley 84, W. Illinois 49 Butler 64, IUPUI 61 Illinois St. 69, N. Illinois 66 Iowa 77, Princeton 75 Memphis 70, S. Illinois 66 Nebraska 73, Southern U. 39 Notre Dame 54, Toledo 51 Saint Louis 68, SIU-Edwardsville 35 W. Michigan 82, Detroit 67 SOUTHWEST Arkansas 91, Belmont 60 North Texas 68, Xavier (LA) 31 Oklahoma 75, Stephen F. Austin 62 TCU 57, SMU 56 Texas 85, Rio Grande 69 FAR WEST Arizona 83, Prairie View 48 Cal Poly 62, Sacramento St. 43 Cal St.-Fullerton 83, Utah St. 62 Idaho 90, Seattle 84 Pepperdine 72, New Mexico St. 69 Washington St. 80, Boise St. 68 OTHER Merrimack 82, Eastern Nazarene 50

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NHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 21 13 3 5 31 75 54 Florida 21 11 5 5 27 79 76 Montreal 22 11 6 5 27 75 69 Buffalo 21 10 8 3 23 60 63 Toronto 23 9 10 4 22 73 81 Ottawa 22 10 11 1 21 61 70 Tampa Bay 18 9 7 2 20 65 62 Detroit 23 7 13 3 17 54 86 Metropolitan Division Washington 24 16 4 4 36 90 73 N.Y. Islanders 19 15 3 1 31 63 46 Carolina 21 13 7 1 27 74 61 Pittsburgh 21 11 7 3 25 71 55 Philadelphia 21 10 7 4 24 63 65 N.Y. Rangers 19 9 8 2 20 64 67 Columbus 20 8 8 4 20 50 65 New Jersey 20 7 9 4 18 51 74 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA St. Louis 22 13 4 5 31 65 62 Colorado 21 13 6 2 28 76 61 Winnipeg 22 13 8 1 27 61 65 Dallas 22 12 8 2 26 61 53 Chicago 21 9 8 4 22 63 63 Nashville 20 9 8 3 21 71 68 Minnesota 21 8 11 2 18 57 70 Pacific Division Edmonton 23 14 6 3 31 76 63 Arizona 22 13 7 2 28 64 49 Vegas 23 11 9 3 25 72 67 Vancouver 22 10 8 4 24 70 65 Calgary 24 10 11 3 23 62 73 Anaheim 22 10 10 2 22 59 64 San Jose 22 10 11 1 21 65 78 Los Angeles 21 8 12 1 17 53 75 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 2, Montreal 1, OT N.Y. Rangers 4, Washington 1 Thursday’s Games Buffalo at Boston, 3 p.m. Detroit at Columbus, 3 p.m. Pittsburgh at N.Y. Islanders, 3 p.m. Philadelphia at Carolina, 3 p.m. Anaheim at Florida, 3 p.m. Vancouver at Nashville, 4 p.m. Calgary at St. Louis, 4 p.m. Colorado at Minnesota, 4 p.m. Tampa Bay at Chicago, 4:30 p.m. Winnipeg at Dallas, 4:30 p.m. Toronto at Arizona, 5 p.m. San Jose at Vegas, 6 p.m. Edmonton at Los Angeles, 6:30 p.m.

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NFL Standings AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA New England 9 1 0 .900 287 108 Buffalo 7 3 0 .700 211 170 N.Y. Jets 3 7 0 .300 164 255 Miami 2 8 0 .200 139 305 South Indianapolis 6 4 0 .600 227 206 Houston 6 4 0 .600 245 232 Tennessee 5 5 0 .500 203 197 Jacksonville 4 6 0 .400 189 222 North Baltimore 8 2 0 .800 341 196 Pittsburgh 5 5 0 .500 200 202 Cleveland 4 6 0 .400 192 228 Cincinnati 0 10 0 .000 147 276 West Kansas City 7 4 0 .636 308 256 Oakland 6 4 0 .600 225 250 L.A. Chargers 4 7 0 .364 224 218 Denver 3 7 0 .300 172 197 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East

RANGERS 4, CAPITALS 1 NEW YORK (AP) — Artemi Panarin scored twice, Henrik Lundqvist stopped 30 shots, and New York beat shorthanded Washington.

W L T Pct PF PA 6 4 0 .600 286 197 5 5 0 .500 234 230 2 8 0 .200 203 289 1 9 0 .100 125 253 South New Orleans 8 2 0 .800 238 199 Carolina 5 5 0 .500 228 257 Atlanta 3 7 0 .300 220 262 Tampa Bay 3 7 0 .300 277 313 North Green Bay 8 2 0 .800 250 205 Minnesota 8 3 0 .727 289 205 Chicago 4 6 0 .400 169 174 Detroit 3 6 1 .350 244 272 West San Francisco 9 1 0 .900 295 155 Seattle 8 2 0 .800 275 254 L.A. Rams 6 4 0 .600 243 198 Arizona 3 7 1 .318 248 317 Open: Arizona, Minnesota, Kansas City, L.A. Chargers Thursday’s Game Indianapolis at Houston, 4:20 p.m. Sunday’s Games Tampa Bay at Atlanta, 9 a.m. Miami at Cleveland, 9 a.m. Seattle at Philadelphia, 9 a.m. N.Y. Giants at Chicago, 9 a.m. Carolina at New Orleans, 9 a.m. Denver at Buffalo, 9 a.m. Detroit at Washington, 9 a.m. Oakland at N.Y. Jets, 9 a.m. Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 9 a.m. Jacksonville at Tennessee, 12:05 p.m. Dallas at New England, 12:25 p.m. Green Bay at San Francisco, 4:20 p.m. Monday’s Game Baltimore at L.A. Rams, 4:15 p.m.

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BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Selected the contracts of LHP Keegan Akin, RHP Dean Kremer and INF/OF Ryan Mountcastle from Norfolk (IL) and OF Ryan McKenna from Bowie (EL). BOSTON RED SOX — Selected the contracts of INF C.J. Chatham, Bobby Dalbec and LHP Kyle Hart from Pawtucket (IL), OF Marcus Wilson from Portland (EL), and LHP Yoan Aybar from Salem (CL). CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Selected the contracts of RHP Matt Foster and C Yermin Mercedes from Charlotte (IL) and OF Blake Rutherford, LHP Bernardo Flores and RHPs Jimmy Lambert, Zack Burdi and Dane Dunning from Birmingham (SL). CLEVELAND INDIANS — Selected the contracts of OF Daniel Johnson and LHP Scott Moss from Columbus (IL), RHP Triston McKenzie from Lynchburg (CL). Designated for assignment RHP Nick Goody. DETROIT TIGERS — Selected the contracts of RHPs Beau Burrows and Kyle Funkhouser, OF Daz Cameron from Toledo (IL), 3B Isaac Paredes, OF Derek Hill, and RHP Anthony Castro from Erie (EL). HOUSTON ASTROS — Selected the contracts of RHP Cristian Javier and INF Taylor Jones from Round Rock (PCL), RHP Enoli Paredes from Corpus Christi (TL) and RHP Nivaldo Rodriguez from Fayetteville (Carolina). KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Designated RHPs Conner Greene and Arnaldo Hernandez, C Nick Dini and OF Jorge Bonifacio for assignment. Selected the contracts of LHP Foster Griffin and OF Nick Heath from Omaha (PCL) and RHP Carlos Hernandez and SS Jeison Guzman from Lexington (SAL). LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Selected the contract of LHP Hector Yan from Burlington (MWL). MINNESOTA TWINS — Selected the contracts of RHP Dakota Chalmers and OF Gilberto Celestino from Fort Myers (FSL), RHP Jhoan Duran and INF Travis Blankenhorn from Pensacola (SL), OF Luke Raley from Rochester (IL). NEW YORK YANKEES — Released OF Jacoby Ellsbury. Designated 1B Greg Bird for assignment. Selected the contracts of CF Estevan Florian, RHPs Luis Gil and Luis Medina from Tampa (FSL), RHPs Miguel Yajure and Brooks Kriske from Trenton (EL), RHPs Nick Nelson and Deivi Garcia from Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre (IL). OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Designated RHP Jharel Cotton for assignment. Selected the contract of RHP Daulton Jefferies from Midland (TL). TAMPA BAY RAYS — Selected the contract of 2B Vidal Brujan and SS Lucius Fox from Montgomery (SL), SS Jake Cronenworth and 3B Kevin Padlo from Durham (IL), C Ronaldo Hernandez from Charlotte (FSL). Designated for assignment 3B Matt Duffy. Traded LHP Cristopher Sanchez to Philadelphia for INF Curtis Mead. TEXAS RANGERS — Selected the contracts of RHPs Demarcus Evans and Tyler Phillips, OF Leody Taveras from Frisco (TL), RHP Kyle Cody, INFs Sherten Apostel and Anderson Tejeda from Down East (CL). Designated for assisgnment RHP Taylor Guerrieri and LHP C.D. Pelham. TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Selected the contracts of INF Santiago Espinal from Buffalo (IL), and RHP Thomas Hatch from New Hampshire (EL). Sent LHP Tim Mayza outright to Buffalo (IL). Designated for assignment RHP Justin Shafer. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Selected the contract of RHPs Taylor Widener and Riley Smith, INFs Andy Young and Wyatt Mathisen from Reno (PCL). ATLANTA BRAVES — Selected the contracts of OF Cristian Pache and LHPs Tucker Davidson and Philip Pfeifer from Gwinnett (IL) and RHP Jasseel De La Cruz and C William Contreras from Mississippi (SL). CHICAGO CUBS — Selected the contracts of RHP Tyson Miller and INF Zack Short from Iowa (PCL), C Migueal Amaya and RHP Manuel Rodriguez from Myrtle Beach (CL). CINCINNATI REDS — Selected the contracts of RHP Tejay Antone from Louisville (IL), RHPs Tony Santillan and Ryan Hendrix, C Tyler Stephenson from Chattanooga (SL). COLORADO ROCKIES — Selected the contracts of

Pavel Buchnevich had a goal and an assist, Brett Howden also scored, and Kaapo Kakko added two assists for the Rangers, who ended a two-game skid and improved to 6-3-1 in their last 10 games. Lundqvist earned his 454th win, tying Curtis Joseph for fifth on the NHL’s career list.

LHP Ben Bowden from Albuquerque (PCL), INF Tyler Nevin and RHPs Ashton Goudeau and Antonio Santos from Hartford (EL). LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Selected the contracts of RHP Mitchell White, INF/OF Zach McKinstry and OF DJ Peters from Oklahoma City (PCL). MIAMI MARLINS — Designated for assignment LHP Wei-Yin Chen. Selected the contracts of RHPs Edward Cabrera, Nick Neidert and Sixto Sanchez, INF Jazz Chisholm and Lewin Diaz, from Jacksonville (FSL), RHP Humberto Mejia from Jupiter (FSL). MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Selected the contracts of 2B Mark Mathias, CF Corey Ray, and RHP J.P. Feyereisen from San Antonio (PCL). NEW YORK METS — Designated RHP Drew Gagnon for assignment. Selected the contracts of C Ali Sánchez from Syracuse (IL), INF Andrés Giménez and LHP Thomas Szapucki from Binghamton (EL) and RHP Jordan Humphreys from St. Lucie (FSL). PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Selected the contracts of LHP Garrett Cleavinger and RHP Mauricio Llovera from Reading (EL), LHP JoJo Romero from Lehigh Valley (IL). Traded INF Curtis Mead to Tampa Bay for LHP Cristopher Sanchez. PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Selected the contracts of RHP Blake Cederlind, INF Will Craig and Ke’Bryan Hayes from Indianpolis (IL), INF Oneil Cruz from Altoona (EL). Designated for assignment RHPs Montana DuRapau, Dario Agrazal and Luis Escobar, LHP Williams Jerez. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Designated RHP Dominic Leone for assignment. Selected the contracts of RHP Jake Woodford from Memphis (IL) and 3B Elehuris Montero from Springfield (TL). SAN DIEGO PADRES — Designated for assignment LF Nick Martini. Selected the contract of RF Jorge Ona from Amarillo (TL). WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Selected the contract of LHP Ben Braymer from Fresno (PCL). BASKETBALL National Basketball Association ATLANTA HAWKS — Assigned F Ch arlie Brown Jr. to College Park (NBAGL). WASHINGTON WIZARDS — Recalled F Admiral Schofield and G Justin Robinson from Capital City (NBAGL). FOOTBALL National Football League NFL — Rescinded the $10,527 fine of Cleveland DT Larry Ogunjobi but upheld his one-game suspension for his role during Sunday’s brawl with Pittsburgh. ARIZONA CARDINALS — Released OL Ian Silberman from the practice squad. Signed LB Tanner Vallejo to the practice squad. CHICAGO BEARS — Signed TE Jesper Horsted from the practice squad. CLEVELAND BROWNS — Activated TE David Njoku from IR. Signed S J.T. Hassell from the practice squad and S A.J. Howard to the practice squad. DETROIT LIONS — Placed FB Nick Bawden on IR. Activated DE Austin Bryant from IR. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — Released OL Ka’John Armstrong. Signed OL Ryan Pope. MIAMI DOLPHINS — Placed WR Gary Jennings and Ss Reshad Jones and Bobby McCain on IR. Activated LB Andrew Van Ginkel from IR. Signed S DT Gerald Willis from the practice squad and S Adrian Colbert from Seattle’s practice squad. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Signed WR Quincy Adeboyejo to the practice squad. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES — Signed LS Rick Lovato to a four-year contract extension. WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Signed LB Chris Odom and DL Jojo Wicker to the practice squad. GOLF LPGA — Agreed to terms with commissioner Mike Whan on a long-term contract extension. HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL/NHLPA — Announced Ottawa F Bobby Ryan will be away from the team while taking part in the NHL/NHLPA player assistance program. DALLAS STARS — Reassigned RW Nick Caamano to Texas (AHL) and D Ondrej Vala from Texas to Idaho (ECHL). DETROIT RED WINGS — Recalld F Christoffer Ehn from Grand Rapids (AHL). ST. LOUIS BLUES — Released F Jamie McGinn from his professional tryout. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS — Fired coach Mike Babcock. Promoted Toronto (AHL) coach Sheldon Keefe to head coach. WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Placed F Carl Hagelin on long-term IR and F Nic Dowd on IR. Re-assigned G Vitek Vanecek to Hershey (AHL). Recalled Fs Beck Malenstyn and Mike Sgarbossa, D Tyler Lewington and G Ilya Samsonov from Hershey. SOCCER U.S. WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM — Announced the resignation of high performance coach Dawn Scott. Major League Soccer COLORADO RAPIDS — Signed D Lalas Abubakar from Columbus in exchange for general allocation money and a 2020 international roster spot. Traded D Auston Trusty to Philadelphia for targeted and general allocation money. NEW YORK CITY FC — Declined 2020 contract options on G Jeff Caldwell, Ds Eric Miller and Abdi Mohamed and Ms Daniel Bedoya and Ebenezer Ofori. Exercised 2020 contract options on Gs Luis Barraza and Brad Stuver and Ds Sebastien Ibeagha and Ronald Matarrita. PHILADELPHIA UNION — Declined 2020 contract options on D Fabinho, M Marco Fabián and D RJ Allen. Exercised 2020 contract options on G Joe Bendik, Fs Cory Burke and Michee Ngalina, Ms Warren Creavalle and Anthony Fontana and Ds Olivier Mbaizo, Mark McKenzie and Matt Real. 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he column posted its third week in the black out the last four with another 7-5 mark against the spread in the NFL’s 11th ledger of games. The positive total leaves us 69-84 for the year. We’ve slowly inched closer to where we started after an adventurous first month left quite a hill to climb. We’re down to the final six weeks of action, playoff contenders have begun to separate themselves from the league’s middle-class. The AFC appears to be a twohorse race between the Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots. Things are a little less clear in the NFC where four teams currently sit at 8-2 or better. The bottom of the NFL has never been more pathetic. The Bengals, Redskins, Jets, and Dolphins have taken turns upstaging each other over who could appear more hopeless. Enough rambling, let’s get to the picks!

receiving options that is creating the problems. Seattle’s pass rush, led by the brilliant performance of Jadeveon Clowney, has returned to form. That’s bad news for Wentz and the Eagles. Seahawks win 27-21

Bucs @ FALCONS -4.5 Suddenly the Atlanta Falcons, given up for dead just three weeks ago have reeled off consecutive wins. Atlanta — and this isn’t a typo — has been led by a resurgent defense. Tampa Bay stinks. Wake me up when the Jameis Winston experience is over. Falcons win 31-17

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Colts @ TEXANS -3.5 Thursday night football gives us a huge AFC South division matchup this week with the Colts and Texans tied atop the standings. The Colts own a slight edge having defeated the Texans in Indy 30-23 earlier this year. Houston is coming off a season worst performance in Baltimore last week. I expect Deshaun Watson and company to bounce back in this one. Texans win 28-20

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The Donkeys have been hardluck losers all season having lost four games by four points or less. Three of those have been on lastsecond field goal gone awry! I’m not convinced this Bills team has enough fire power on offense to pull away from Denver. The Broncos can’t lose another nailbiter, can they? Bills win 23-21

GIANTS @ Bears -6 Who is going to play QB for the Bears this week? Will the previously benched Mitchell Trubisky return to the starting lineup? If Trubisky does return, is that good news for the Bears or Giants? Does anyone even care if Trubisky returns? These are just a few of the unintriguing questions surrounding this meaningless affair. Bears win 17-16

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games in the NFL. The Seahawks are 5-0 at home heading into this contest. Eagles QB Carson Wentz is struggling but it’s hard to say if it’s the QB or the lack of viable

You pretty much just have to side against the Bengals on principle at this point. The team’s well documented tanking

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efforts reached a crescendo last week when they failed to target top wide receiver Tyler Boyd a single time in a seven-point loss in Oakland. The Bengals will do whatever it takes to lose, optics be damned. Steelers win 27-13

DOLPHINS @ Browns -10.5 It’s seems counterintuitive to list a bad Browns team as doubledigit favorites against anyone, especially since Cleveland will be without their best defender, Myles Garrett, who literally tried to knock an opposing player’s head off with a helmet last Sunday. Cleveland will win but they’ll probably stumble their way through the game. Browns win 23-14

Panthers @ SAINTS -10 Another NFL game, another double-digit spread. The Panther’s answer to replacing injured started Cam Newton at QB was Kyle Allen. For four weeks and four victories people were wondering if Allen should replace Newton permanently. A few weeks later, after throwing the ball to the opposing team repeatedly, rumors are Allen will soon be replaced by thirdstringer Will Grier. Life changes fast in the NFL. Saints win 35-17

RAIDERS @ Jets +2.5 This feels like the lock of the week. Chucky Gruden has the Raiders trending in the right direction at 6-4. The Jets are coming off a resounding win against the Redskins, but does defeating a team that would

likely finish near the bottom of the Canadian Football League mean anything? The Jets are bad. Raiders win 24-13

LIONS @ Redskins +3.5 Speaking of the Redskins. Washington faces perhaps the only team it could beat at the moment. Detroit is without star passer Matt Stafford and is dealing with a slew of injuries at other positions. The Redskins should win this game, but you just get the feeling that the Redskins will do what they always do and find a way to lose. Lions win 27-17

Jags @ TITANS -3 Both of these teams have been riding a roller coaster of wins and losses this season. Tennessee has to win this game to maintain any realistic shot of capturing the AFC South. The Jags are rumored to have passer Nick Foles back under center. Foles was injured in the team’s opener, but his replacement Gardner Minshew, has impressed. Benching Minshew is a dubious decision for franchise desperate for a spark. Titans win 26-14

COWBOYS @ Patriots -6.5 Dak Prescott is on quite a run for the Dallas Cowboys. The young passer has emerged as a dark horse MVP candidate in the last few weeks. New England’s passer hasn’t fared as well. The legendary Tom Brady may finally be showing signs of slowing down as he and the Patriots offense has really sputtered in recent weeks. A dominant New England defense will have to carry this team to another Super Bowl. Patriots win 20-17

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PACKERS @ 49ers -3 San Francisco is a different team without star TE George Kittle. So is my fantasy team. With Kittle’s status still in doubt its hard to side with the 49ers against an 8-2 Packers team. Green Bay has had some bouts of mysterious play despite the great record. This would be a huge win for the Packers and their hopes of claiming the NFC North. A loss for the 49ers could really muddy up the NFC West. Packers win 28-23

RAVENS @ Rams +3 This is an elimination game for the Rams in the NFC West. It’s too bad Rams QB Jared Goff is bad at passing, which makes scoring points difficult. The Ravens are led by alien robot Lamar Jackson. Jackson’s play in recent weeks has vaulted him to the top of the MVP race. Can the Rams slow Jackson down? No. Ravens win 34-17



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Friend fears for family living amongst piles of clutter DEAR ABBY: I have condition of their house a close friend who is an is worse each time I see extreme hoarder. She it, and they continue to and her husband have a buy more and more stuff. beautiful, large, customLast time I helped clear built home that is out a room, it was full stacked floor to ceiling of clutter a few weeks with clutter. There are later. What can I do to only narrow paths to help? Should I stay out walk around. Clothes, of it? Should I contact papers, toys, etc. are CPS? — CLUTTER Dear Abby piled everywhere. EVERYWHERE Jeanne Phillips Normally, I would mind DEAR CLUTTER my own business, but EVERYWHERE: Because they have four children at home. you say the children are loved and The children are getting to the age cared for, instead of contacting where they are embarrassed about Child Protective Services, I suggest their home. It is so bad they can’t you quietly place a call to the invite friends over. Health Department for guidance. When we discuss the condition of From your description, the the place with her and her husband, “beautiful, large, custom-built” they get defensive and say they home may be a fire hazard and just don’t have time. They do both possibly a danger to the family’s work full-time, and their time off is health if there are “critters” also usually spent shuttling the children living in that mess. Whether their to activities. Overall, they are problem is the result of depression excellent parents, and the children or simply gross disorganization, are loved and cared for, but the they do need an intervention for

their children’s sake. DEAR ABBY: My 25-year-old daughter is getting married in about two months. Invitations have been sent out, and everything was going along pretty smoothly. However, my two older brothers, who live out of state, have informed me that neither of them will be attending her wedding. They didn’t offer any reason for not attending, and money is not an issue. My father, who has been very ill this past year with cancer, is doing everything he can to be there. My daughter had hoped that everyone could come, as it would be an opportunity for our entire family to be together, especially given my father’s poor health. Am I wrong to be upset? My brothers seem to not prioritize our family very highly. I am trying to focus on who will be there and not on who isn’t. But I am afraid this isn’t something I will forget. — TRYING TO SMILE IN FLORIDA

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DEAR TRYING: Unless you have omitted some important information from your letter, has it not occurred to you that your brothers’ refusal may have something to do with their relationship with your father? I’m as mystified as you are about why they refused the invitation, but please don’t allow their absence to cast a shadow over this happy occasion. When you say you won’t forget it, I hope you won’t waste your precious time looking backward and carrying a grudge. Your daughter’s wedding is not a command performance, and if your brothers cannot be there to appreciate the joyous occasion, so be it. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA

Jacqueline Bigar’s Stars This year, you seem more secure and willing to let others run the show. You see the positives in letting go. Your goodwill comes through when dealing with groups and friends. If single, you meet people when you are off doing something. Do not forget, a friend of a new friend might be right for you. If attached, you mesh much more with your sweetie, allowing him or her to dominate. You get to know your partner far better. VIRGO makes a great pal for you. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult

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ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHH You could get overwhelmed if you stop to look at all that you are trying to accomplish. Once you complete your to-do list, celebration is in order. Respond to an invitation from someone at a distance. Tonight: Play it low-key.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHHH Where others might flinch and make a sarcastic comment, the moment flows right over you, perhaps encouraging someone to make a not-so-nice comment. You might feel flattered that you

HHH You might be forced to deal with a family member or a matter around your home and property. Someone is eyeing change. Understand where this person is coming from. Tonight: Make it OK to indulge in a favorite pastime.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH You mean what you say and you say what you mean, especially at the present moment. You are more than willing to see where others are coming from. You could be delighted by another person’s emotional display. Tonight: Play through the night.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHH Your good sense encourages you to use restraint, but will you? You might want to review your finances before taking on any risk. You will be much happier as a result. Understand where your whimsical desire is stemming from. Tonight: Stick to your budget.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHHH You have more going

for you than you might be aware of. If a creative venture, child or new friend gives you trouble, let it go. This attitude will serve you well. You are more resilient than you realize. Tonight: Painting the town red.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHH Be willing to continue to take a back seat. Mull over what you are hearing, but do not feel as if you have to decide right now. You might be more optimistic than usual; still, cover your bases. Tonight: Nap and then decide.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHH You have the right words and ideas to clear out a problematic suggestion. You can say no. Behind the scenes, you could become a little wild. Be as subtle as possible if you want to keep this matter hushhush. Tonight: Be spontaneous, but don’t stay up late.

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Dear Heloise: Please remind your readers, including school kids, how and how often to WASH THEIR HANDS. Thank you. — P.F., Costa Mesa, Calif. It’s such an important topic. Proper hand-washing can help lessen the spread of disease, and it can help to keep us healthier. Here are the “hows,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: * Wet hands with clean, running warm or cool water. Turn off the water and apply soap. * Rub hands together to generate lather. Target the backs of your hands, palms, between your fingers and under your nails. * Wash for at least 20 seconds. * Rinse thoroughly under fresh, running water. * Dry off using a clean towel or air blower. As for the “how oftens”: * Before, during and after preparing foods, and before eating. * When caring for a sick person, and/or treating a wound. * After using the restroom, and/or changing a

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FALL INTO THIS Dear Heloise: You recently wrote about how to fall. May I suggest fall prevention? As we get older, we take smaller steps, even shuffle, and sit a lot. Check with your local Council on Aging. They have wonderful classes to get you up and mobile, strengthen core muscles and teach you to balance. Our area offers a tai chi-based class that was created to assist with strengthening muscles in your legs. You create a “grunt force” memory to “catch” yourself and prevent a fall. There are so many classes and so much assistance out there if you look! And it’s also a social activity. — Michelle C., via email

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHHH One-on-one relating proves to be the right path to maximize the opportunities presented. A friend has a strong opinion as to which way would be best. Follow your good sense. Tonight: Listen to a loved one.

HHHH You might want to defer to a partner or someone you trust. Remember that you will have little say about his or her choices. If you do not like this person’s choices, choose someone else to defer to in the future. Tonight: Say yes to an invitation.

HHHH You beam in much more than you thought, especially at work. Others express their confidence in you by adding more work on your plate. Your optimism appears to be contagious. Tonight: Work late if you need to.

diaper. * After blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. * After touching an animal, animal waste or trash. If you don’t have soap, hand sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol can cut the number of germs on your hands. — Heloise

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Dems revive ‘Medicare for All’ fight at Atlanta debate Associated Press

ATLANTA — The top Democratic presidential candidates spent large chunks of prime-time television clashing over “Medicare for All” — again. Like a string of previous debates, Wednesday’s prominently featured squabbles over a program that could alienate general-election swing voters who may be wary of fully government-run, universal health care and that will be extraordinarily difficult to get through Congress — even if Democrats take the White House and make significant 2020 congressional gains. The latest faceoff, in Atlanta, came against the backdrop of impeachment consuming Washington, President Donald Trump making major foreign policy moves and wellknown Democrats having left — or recently joined — the race. But the White House hopefuls just couldn’t stop debating Medicare for All, in part because it represents an important ideological divide between progressive candidates and moderates but also because the party sees health care as a winning issue — especially after it helped Democrats

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Pompeo also dismissed Sondland’s account. However, Sondland said, “Everyone was in the loop. It was no secret.” The ambassador said that he and Trump spoke directly about desired investigations, including a colorful cellphone call this summer overheard by others at a restaurant in Kyiv. Trump himself insists daily that he did nothing wrong and the Democrats are just trying to drum him out of office. As the hearing proceeded, he spoke to reporters outside the White House. Reading from notes written with a black marker, Trump quoted Sondland quoting Trump to say the president wanted nothing from the Ukrainians and did not seek a quid pro quo.

win the House last year. Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Bernie Sanders of Vermont, the race’s strongest progressive voices, staunchly defended Medicare for All. “The American people understand that the current health care system is not only cruel, it is dysfunctional,” Sanders said. Former Vice President Joe Biden said many people are happy with private insurance through their jobs, while Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, complained about others taking “the divisive step” of ordering people onto universal health care, “whether they like it or not.” The debate came at a critical juncture for the Democratic Party — less than three months before the first voting contests and with big questions hanging over the frontrunners. Some Democrats have grown worried about Biden’s durability, while others fear that Warren and Sanders are too liberal to win a general election. Those concerns have prompted former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick to launch a late bid for the nomination, with former New York City Mayor

Michael Bloomberg expected to jump in as well in the coming days. In the moderators’ chairs were four women, including Rachel Maddow, MSNBC’s liberal darling, and Ashley Parker, a White House reporter for The Washington Post. It’s only the third time a primary debate has been hosted by an allfemale panel to date. Buttigieg was asked early about how being mayor of a city of 100,000 residents qualified him for the White House, and he said he was more than up to the challenge. “I know that from the perspective of Washington, what goes on in my city might look small,” Buttigieg said. “But frankly, where we live, the infighting on Capitol Hill is what looks small.” Going into Wednesday’s debate, it seemed that Buttigieg, who has been rising in recent polls, would be a key target for attacks as his rivals tried to blunt his momentum. But other than the early question about his credentials, few candidates took many shots at him. That could reflect the fact that candidates who previously have hit the front-runners hard have seen it backfire. Harris was very critical of Biden for once working with

segregationist senators and saw a small bump in the polls quickly vanish. Former Obama administration housing chief Julián Castro had been tough on Biden but failed to qualify for Wednesday night’s debate. A memorable exchange occurred when Biden — who was absent for large periods of the debate and didn’t face any real attacks from his rivals — was asked about curbing violence against women and responded awkwardly, “We have to just change the culture. Period. And keep punching at it. And punching at it. And punching at it.” Another clash erupted early between two candidates with relatively low polling who were looking for big moments: Sen. Kamala Harris of California and Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, who has criticized prominent Democrats, including 2016 nominee Hillary Clinton. “I think that it’s unfortunate that we have someone on the stage who is attempting to be the Democratic nominee for the president of the United States who during the Obama administration spent four years full time on Fox News criticizing President Obama,” Harris said. “I’m not going to put party

interests first,” Gabbard responded. But the discussion kept finding its way back to Medicare for All, which has dominated the primary — especially for Warren. She released plans to raise $20-plus trillion in new government revenue on universal health care. But she also said implementation of the program may take three years — drawing criticism both from moderates like Biden and Buttigieg, who think she’s trying to distance herself from an unpopular idea, and Sanders supporters, who see the Massachusetts senator’s commitment to Medicare for All wavering. Sanders made a point of saying Wednesday that he’d send Medicare for All to Congress during the first week of his administration. The latest debate also comes amid an impeachment inquiry, with testimony in the House continuing almost until the candidates took the stage. The top Democrats running for president support Trump’s impeachment, leaving little room for disagreement. But Biden has long argued that Trump is most nervous about the prospect of running against him in 2020 — and said so again Wednesday.

“I want nothing, I want nothing,” insisted the president, who often exhorts Americans to “read the transcript” of the July phone call in which he appealed to Ukraine’s leader for “a favor” — the investigations. He also distanced himself from his hand-picked ambassador, saying he didn’t know him “very well.” A month ago, he called Sondland “a really good man and a great American.” The impeachment inquiry focuses significantly on allegations that Trump sought investigations of former Vice President Joe Biden and his son — and the discredited idea that Ukraine rather than Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. election — in return for the badly needed military aid for Ukraine and the White House visit. In Moscow on Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said he was pleased that the “political battles” in Washington had overtaken the Russia allegations, which

are supported by the U.S. intelligence agencies. “Thank God,” Putin said, “no one is accusing us of interfering in the U.S. elections anymore. Now they’re accusing Ukraine.” Sondland said that conditions on any potential Ukraine meeting at the White House started as “generic” but more items were “added to the menu including — Burisma and 2016 election meddling.” Burisma is the Ukrainian gas company where Biden’s son Hunter served on the board. And, he added, “the server,” the hacked Democratic computer system. During questioning in the daylong session, Sondland said he didn’t know at the time that Burisma was linked to the Bidens but today knows “exactly what it means.” He and other diplomats didn’t want to work with Giuliani. But he and the others understood that Giuliani “was expressing the desires of the president of the United States, and we knew that these investigations were

important to the president.” He also came to understand that the military aid hinged on the investigations, though Trump never told him so directly. Sondland, a wealthy hotelier, has emerged as a central figure in an intense week in the probe that is featuring nine witnesses testifying over three days. The envoy appeared prepared to fend off scrutiny over the way his testimony has shifted in closed-door settings, saying “my memory has not been perfect.” He said the State Department left him without access to emails, call records and other documents he needed in the inquiry. Republicans called his account “the trifecta of unreliability.” Still, he did produce new emails and text messages to bolster his assertion that others in the administration were aware of the investigations he was pursuing for Trump from Ukraine. Sondland insisted, twice, that he

was “adamantly opposed to any suspension of aid” for Ukraine. “I followed the directions of the president.” The son of immigrants who he said escaped Europe during the Holocaust, Sondland described himself as a “lifelong Republican” who has worked with officials from both parties, including Biden. Dubbed one of the “three amigos” pursuing Ukraine policy, Sondland disputed that they were running some sort of “rogue” operation outside official U.S. policy. He produced emails and texts showing he, former special envoy Kurt Volker and Energy Secretary Rick Perry kept Pompeo and others apprised of their activity. One message from Volker said, “Spoke w Rudy per guidance from S.” He said, “S means the secretary of state.” Democratic Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff of California said, “The knowledge of this scheme was far and wide.”

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Peninsula Clarion, November 21, 2019  

November 21, 2019 edition of the Peninsula Clarion

Peninsula Clarion, November 21, 2019  

November 21, 2019 edition of the Peninsula Clarion