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Federal, state aid after quake could top $400M JUNEAU — Alaska officials estimate state and federal assistance following the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that rocked parts of Southcentral Alaska last year will top $400 million. The state emergency management department says the Nov. 30, 2018, quake was the largest natural disaster in Alaska since the magnitude 9.2 Good Friday earthquake in 1964. Spokesman Jeremy Zidek cited the large geographic area affected, estimated cost of state and federal assistance and number of applicants to a state individual assistance program. Zidek says about $110 million in state and federal individual assistance has been provided. Costs to address damaged infrastructure are estimated at more than $275 million, with the funding process expected to play out over several years. Zidek says about $9.3 million has been paid so far for public infrastructure projects.
JUNEAU — An official with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the agency is not under pressure from anyone to deliver by a certain time a final environmental review on the proposed Pebble Mine project. Sheila Newman, deputy chief of the corps’ regulatory division in Alaska, says the corps is working through its process and determining whether it needs to revise its schedule. She says a decision on that could come by mid-December. The existing schedule targets early 2020 for release of a final environmental review. Critics of the proposed See news, Page A14
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Bill crafted to keep prisoners in state By Peter Segall Juneau Empire
A group of state legislators is preparing a bill that would prevent the Department of Corrections from sending Alaska prisoners to facilities out of state. In October, DOC Commissioner Nancy Dahlstrom announced
Alaska’s prisons were at 97% capacity and the Department would be looking at out-of-state prisons to house Alaska inmates. Alaska’s prison population had risen, Dahlstrom said, following the passage of the “crime bill,” House Bill 49 which implemented stricter sentencing for crimes. That announcement was met with
pushback from legislators. On Oct. 23, a bipartisan group of lawmakers sent a letter to Dahlstrom to reverse its decision to send prisoners out of Alaska and to reopen the Palmer Correction Center. The Palmer Center was closed in 2016 because of budget cuts and in June, the Legislature removed language from the capital budget
that would allow sending prisoners out of state. That vote passed the House 29-6 Despite the protest, DOC has been moving ahead with its plans to contract out of state. The Department of Corrections could not immediately be reached for comment. See bill, Page A2
Vigil held for missing woman By Michael Armstrong Homer News
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Residents of the Kenai Intentional Neighborhood celebrate the completion of their clubhouse with friends, family and Hope Community Resources board members in Soldotna on Friday.
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Kenai Intentional Neighborhood celebrates new clubhouse By Brian Mazurek Peninsula Clarion
Official: Corps looking at possible Pebble timeline revision
In between Sterling and Soldotna is a unique neighborhood made of individuals who face challenges living independently, but who still seek a place to call their own. Last Friday, Hope Community Resources celebrated the completion of Phase Three of their Kenai Intentional Neighborhood — a community of people living with various developmental
disabilities taking charge of their own lives. Bob Owens, vice president of the Board of Directors for Hope Community Resources, said they manage another intentional community ranch in Willow, so the idea wasn’t completely new to the organization. “It’s intended to be a close-knit community of people with facilities that encourage and enable the community to mix and mingle and thrive together,” Owens said. Phase Three involved the construction of a central
clubhouse in the neighborhood, known by residents as “The Gathering Place.” On Friday, the residents, their families and Hope employees hosted an open house in the newly finished clubhouse, complete with food, drinks and music. Kelda Barstad is a program officer with the Alaska Mental Health Trust, which provided some of the funding for the neighborhood. She attended the open house on Friday as well. See space, Page A14
Enforcement campaign starts today By Brian Mazurek Peninsula Clarion
Alaska State and Wildlife Troopers will be paying close attention to the roads and highways for Thanksgiving. Troopers will be conducting a high-visibility enforcement campaign from Nov. 27 to Dec. 1. During the campaign, troopers will be enforcing safe seat belt usage and watching for motorists who are speeding, driving impaired, driving aggressively or driving while
distracted, according to a Nov. 26 press release from the Department of Public Safety. “The intention is to reduce the number of major-injury or fatal collisions on Alaska roads to zero,” B Detachment Deputy Commander Lt. Freddie Wells said in the release. “Thanksgiving is a time for people to gather with family and friends. We want to do our part to ensure Alaskans reach their destinations and make it home safely, too.” Troopers encourage motorists to
always wear seat belts and never drive impaired. Those who choose to celebrate with alcohol or marijuana should arrange to have a designated driver, stay the night or call a cab. Motorists should report every dangerous driver immediately by calling 911. Funding for increased highway patrol efforts come from the National Click it or Ticket High Visibility Enforcement Campaign with funds issued through the Alaska Highway Safety Office.
About 50 people held signs and candles last Saturday afternoon at WKFL Park at a vigil for missing Homer woman Anesha “Duffy” Murnane, 38. Murnane has been missing since Oct. 17 after she was last seen leaving her Main Street apartment. “One of the things we can do is hold out hope,” said Lisa Talbott, pastor of Homer United Methodist Church, in a prayer for Murnane. Talbott asked people to speak their expressions of hope for Murnane. “I hope she’s comfortable, that she’s safe,” one person said. “That’s she home by Thanksgiving,” said another. “Maybe hope for relief of our fear that this could happen in our town,” Talbott said. “Thank you all for the hope you hold out for Duffy and the love for family and friends.” Organizer Shelby Sinn held a sign that said “We (heart) Duffy.” Others held signs that said “Duffy Plz Come Back,” “Help Duffy Home” and “Bring Duffy Home.” Sinn said she doesn’t know Murnane, but she was born and raised in Homer and has sympathy for Murnane’s loved ones. “If it were my family, I would want as much support as possible,” she said. Others who didn’t know Murnane had similar thoughts. “I don’t know Duffy, but she’s on my mind constantly,” said Martha Roderick. On Sunday, friends and family did another canvass for Murnane, going through neighborhoods, knocking on doors and passing out fliers. Since she went missing, a group of volunteers has been not only spreading the word, but contacting people in the hope that someone will remember seeing her around when she went missing. “The more we can hold this light for her, the greater the chances of bringing her home,” said Murnane’s childhood friend, Tela Bacher, at the vigil. Homer Police Lt. Ryan Browning said there is no new information in the case. “We’re chasing leads that come in See vigil, Page A2
Task force on missing American Indians created Associated Press
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday creating a White House task force on missing and slain American Indians and Alaska Natives. The task force will be overseen by Attorney General William Barr and Interior Secretary David Bernhardt. It will develop protocols to apply to new and unsolved case and create a
multi-jurisdictional team to review cold cases. Trump called the scourge facing American Indian women and girls “sobering and heartbreaking.” “We will leverage every resource we have to bring safety to our tribal communities, and we will not waver in this mission,” Trump said. “We’re taking this very seriously.” Trump’s announcement comes days after Barr said the Justice
Department would invest $1.5 million to hire specialized coordinators in 11 U.S. attorney’s offices with significant caseloads from Indian Country to come up with ways to better respond to missing persons cases and committed FBI resources. Barr said the agency also would do an in-depth analysis of federal databases and its own data collection process. The National Institute of Justice estimates that 1.5 million American
Indian women have experienced violence in their lifetime, including many who are victims of sexual violence. On some reservations, federal studies have shown women are killed at a rate over 10 times the national average. The executive order also directs the Justice Department to make grant funding available to improve public See missing, Page A3
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and following on the tips,” he said on Tuesday. Murnane’s family has added a $10,000 reward offered through Crimestoppers for any information leading to her return. Anonymous tips can be given to Crimestoppers by calling 907-283-8477. Information on the case is at the Peninsula Crime Stoppers page at www.peninsulacrimestoppers.com. Murnane’s family has a Facebook page, Bring Duffy Home, and a Go Fund Me account to raise money to assist the search. She 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 a 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
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appointment. Homer Police and Alaska State Troopers issued a Silver Alert six 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
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The bill that could prevent those plans is sponsored by Rep. Zach Fields, D-Anchorage, and co-sponsored by Reps. Dan Ortiz, I-Ketchikan; Harriet Drummond, D-Anchorage; and Andy Josephson, D-Anchorage. “We feel this is a retreat from a statewide goal,” Josephson said in a phone interview Tuesday, referring to the vote in June. “We need to take care of our own because they’re Alaskans and that’s what mature sovereigns do.” Josephson also raised the concern of Alaska inmates interacting with gang members from other states and bringing those criminal connections back to Alaska. In March, federal authorities arrested six men on a number of counts, including murder, who had developed criminal connections while being housed in Colorado.
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Shelby Sinn holds a sign Saturday at a vigil for Anesha “Duffy” Murnane at WKFL Park in Homer. Sinn helped organize the vigil.
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 and that she has been abducted. Police feel confident they
Prisoners, “learn or are mentored by folks who have a background in criminal gangs and they bring that teaching back to Alaska,” Josephson said. Former prisoners had personally discussed the issue with Josephson, he said, during a visit to a prisoner re-entry event. In the Request for Proposal for a contracting prison, DOC specifically states Alaska prisoners would have no contact with outside prisoners without the expressed permission of the Director of Institutions. But Josephson was not convinced there would be no commingling of prisoners. “It has this intense language, which would go to appeasing me, but it says we might make exceptions to that,” Josephson said. He said he might ask the Director of Institutions why the exception was needed and under what conditions it would be allowed. Fields shared the concern about criminal contacts returning to Alaska through prisoners housed out of state,
have ruled out Murnane disappearing in the downtown area near her home and getting lost because of illness or injury. Police haven’t found anything to suggest Murnane had suicidal or depressive thoughts or that she talked about disappearing. Reach Michael Armstrong at marmstrong@homernews. com.
but more of his concerns were about potentially contracting with private prisons. DOC has not yet announced which facility it would contract with, but during the plan’s initial announcement, Dahlstrom said that private prisons would be considered. “As a practical matter, the only facilities out of state are private, for-profit prisons,” Fields said. “When you look at the data, there are lower recidivism rates for prisons housed at publicly owned facilities.” Fields reference a report from the liberal think-tank In the Public Interest from 2016 entitled “How Private Prison Companies Increase Recidivism.” That report cites studies of prisoners from Minnesota, Oklahoma, Mississippi and Florida which showed that prisoners in private facilities had recidivism rates up to 17% higher than those in public facilities. The RFP says the contracted facility must have rehabilitative and education services with, “comparable levels of service” to those in Alaska prisons.
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Virginia Morgan appointed to vacant school board seat By Victoria Petersen Peninsula Clarion
Virginia Morgan of Cooper Landing was appointed to the school board during a special meeting Tuesday. The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education interviewed four candidates — Shawn Butler, Katie Hamilton, Heather Lindquist and Morgan — seeking to fill the District 6 seat, which covers the eastern
peninsula. The District 6 opened when Martha Fleming, who was elected in October to the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education in an uncontested race, stepped down last month. In an Oct. 30 resignation letter, Fleming said she would not be serving on the school board this year due to unforeseen circumstances. At Tuesday’s meeting, school board members said that
choosing whom to appoint was a hard decision. School board Vice President Zen Kelly, who was appointed to the board more than four years ago, said District 6 will be well represented. “I was so pleasantly surprised to see all four people step up to fill this position,” Kelly said at Tuesday’s meeting. “I did the same thing the four of you did about four and a half years ago. I went through this process. It was
extremely intimidating, but it was great to see there were four exceptional candidates to serve District 6.” Morgan is a current member of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Planning Commission, a treasurer for the Cooper Landing School Site Based Council and a board member and president of the Cooper Landing Community Library. She has a bachelor’s degree in music and elementar y
education, according to her application. Her top three priorities as a school board member would be to “champion the unique diversity of our district’s schools and the importance of keeping them funded and open,” find more ways to provide opportunities for students in schools that have fewer choices, and increase staff, board and administration teamwork and enhance employee morale.
around the peninsula Alaska Farm Bureau meeting The Kenai Peninsula Chapter of the Alaska Farm Bureau will be meeting on Thursday, Dec. 5, 6:30 p.m. at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building on K-Beach Road. Bruce Wall, planner for the Kenai Peninsula Borough, will be sharing information about the 2019 KPB Comprehensive Plan, with an emphasis on agriculture. All members and interested parties are welcome to attend. For those unable to attend in person, Zoom information will be emailed before the meeting. Contact email@example.com for further information or to be added to the email list.
Central Peninsula Fish and Game Advisory Committee meeting The Central Peninsula Fish and Game Advisory Committee will be holding a public meeting in Ninilchik at the Ninilchik School Library on Dec. 3-4 at 7 p.m. each evening. Agenda topics will include Kodiak Finfish proposals and Upper Cook Inlet Finfish proposals. For more information contact Dave Martin at 567-3306 or contact ADF&G Boards Support at 907-267-2354. The Cannery Lodge will host a Brunch with Santa event here Saturday, Dec. 14 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. We will have a hot food buffet, activities for the kids, beverage stations and photos with Santa, Mrs. Claus & Santa’s live reindeer from The Kenai Reindeer Farm. We may even have The Grinch popping in to cause a little mayhem.
Lasagna lunch/Christmas shopping Join us for a lasagna lunch/Christmas shopping at the Sterling Senior Center on Wednesday, Dec. 4. Lunch served from 12 -1 p.m. and shopping at the center from 12-3 p.m. Sweeney’s, Scentsy, Alaska Girl Jewelry, Rada knives, and our gift shop will offer items for your Christmas list. Everyone welcome! Further info, call the center at 262-6808.
Soldotna Historical Society board meeting Soldotna Historical Society will hold a board meeting Monday, Dec. 2 at 4:30 p.m. at the Soldotna Public Library meeting room. Public is welcome to attend. Questions? Carmen 262-2791.
Advent Fair Christ Lutheran Church will host an
Advent Fair on Sunday, Dec 1 at 12:30 p.m. Free event for all ages. Call Kate, 252-4530 for more info.
Highway). Parking available at the park.
Warm-up ski rally with lessons
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 MondayFriday 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information, call NCRC at 776-8800.
The Kenai Nordic Ski Team Booster Club is organizing cross country ski lessons for all ages and skill levels on Dec. 7 at Tsalteshi Trails. Lessons are offered from 10 a.m.12:30 p.m. in both classic and skate methods. Community races start at 1 p.m. $20 registration covers both lessons and races. Register for the Black Stone Axe Ridge Warm Up Ski Rally at the Skyview Parking Lot trail entrance or online tsalteshi.org ($15 for TTA Members). If we don’t have snow, the event will be canceled and refunds given. Call Marcus Mueller 398-1122 or Mike Bergholtz 394-1825.
CPH Auxiliary Holiday Bazaar The community is invited to the annual CPH Auxiliary Holiday Bazaar on Thursday, Dec. 5 and Friday, 6. Open 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. both days. There will be over 20 vendors including great new artists with a variety of products! Please stop by the Denali Conference Room at the hospital to kick off your holiday shopping and help support the Hospital Auxiliary programs and scholarship fund.
Wall of Guns for the Hunter Kenai Peninsula Chapter Safari Club International presents Wall of Guns for the Hunter on Saturday, Nov. 30, Soldotna Sports Center conference rooms. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., raffles at 6 p.m. $10 Admission includes pizza and soft drinks; cash bar; limit 175 tickets. Over 30 guns to raffle, only $10 per ticket. Gun makers include Remington, Kimber, Winchester and Browning. Silent auction hunts available. Tickets available only at the door. For more information, contact Mike Crawford at 907-252-2919. Come out for a great time and support your hunting heritage.
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, horsd’oeuvres and a side of cheer. KWF Offices are in Soldotna Creek Park (44129 Sterling
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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 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.
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
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jordan at 252-6287.
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.
‘GATHER’ art show Kenai Fine Art Center’s November/ December exhibit is “GATHER.” Eleven area artists are painting the walls of the center with original works. The Kenai Fine Art Center is located across from the Oiler’s Bingo Hall and next to the Historic Cabins. 283-7040, www.kenaifineart.com .”GATHER” will hang until Dec. 14.
November at the Kenai Refuge Turkey Trot hike on Centennial Trail, Saturday, Nov. 30; Saturday movies in the Visitor Center
Wilderness First Aid Course The Kenai Refuge will be hosting a Wilderness First Aid Course Jan. 11-12, 2020 (16 hours $185). The one scheduled for January 2019 had been canceled due to the government shutdown. Currently we are generating an “interested” list. Contact Michelle at 260-2839 or email@example.com to be added to the list. You are not committed to anything at this point. Registration forms and a 50% deposit will start being collected in December when we switch from “interested” to the official registration.
North Peninsula Recreation Service Area events ■■ — Christmas Comes to Nikiski, Dec. 14, craft fair booth space available and admission is free. There will be cookie decorating and crafts for kids, bring your camera for pictures with Santa from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
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Focus on loved ones
f the stores we frequent are any indication, retailers have a definite idea of how we should celebrate the 2019 holiday season. For Thanksgiving, there’s the perfect dinner table, stocked with enough savory and sweet delights to satisfy a small army. Every dish looks like a masterpiece, created with item after item that can only be purchased new, right now, from the bakery aisle. For Christmas, there’s the iconic ceiling-scraping tree, surrounded by a groaning mountain of presents, wrapped in glittering metallic paper. And those presents — why, they’re all the latest, must-have technology of the season, of course. High-tech, high-priced and high-interest, they’re all there to unwrap greedily on Christmas morning. And for the entire span, there are decorations and music galore, all signaling to the world that you are part of this festive celebration, this cavalcade of fun, this parade of excess. Pardon our French, but phooey to all of that. This holiday season, let’s focus on the things that we can’t buy. Let’s look to the special parts of our lives that we can’t find on a store shelf or through Amazon browsing. In short, let’s focus on the special people in our lives. Ultimately, our family and friends and the web of relationships we sustain with them, are what give our lives meaning. Think about it: Is any experience really amazing unless it’s shared? And even if your loved one wasn’t physically present when something wonderful happened, didn’t you think about them and tell them about it afterward? These people, these special folks, are why we celebrate holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas the way that we do. We give presents not because of the present, but because of the person receiving it. We slave over a Thanksgiving meal not because of the meat or carbs, but because of the people who will be sitting around the table enjoying the bounty with us. Let these people in your life be your guide this season. And if they’re not supportive or loving? If they complain or argue or stomp around? Perhaps they shouldn’t be placed at the center of your celebration. It’s not for nothing that younger people have been celebrating “Friendsgiving,” when those around the Thanksgiving table are dearest friends, not potentially squabbling relations. However you arrange your celebrations this year, put people at the center. Not things. You can buy those anytime, for any potential event. But the people you know and treasure are precious. Our time with them isn’t infinite. Hold them close this year. — Topeka Capital-Journal, Nov. 23
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voices of the peninsula | Carol Harding
Think twice before destroying one of the last natural Spit beaches
o one will argue that parking on the Spit has been a constant problem. Over the years, the city has come up with a variety of solutions to alleviate this problem, some reasonable, and some bordering on the ridiculous. How about filling in part of Mud Bay and converting into a camping area, or perhaps a parking lot? The City of Homer has recently come up with yet another idea: fill in and pave one of the last remaining natural beaches at the end of the Spit, all for the sake of more parking. The city is proposing to expand the parking lot at the Seafarer’s Memorial in two phases: Phase 1 - Improve the existing lot and expand it towards the water. Phase 2 - Expand, fill, and pave the existing lot northward to the Boardwalk Fish and Chips Restaurant. Let’s all take a deep breath, pause, and reconsider what we are doing. Lack of sufficient parking on the Spit is a symptom of a much bigger issue. The Spit has a finite amount of space, and adding yet another parking lot is not the solution. Has an overall Parking Master Plan for the Spit been developed? Has the City performed an Impact Analysis of lost precious open space, on the effects of sea level rise, on the instability of the proposed dredge fill material? We ought to work with what we have, and protect what little natural areas we have left. Kachemak Bay Birders is
Let’s all take a deep breath, pause, and reconsider what we are doing. Lack of sufficient parking on the Spit is a symptom of a much bigger issue. particularly opposed to Phase 2 of the proposed parking lot expansion plan. Does it make sense to pave over a grassy beach that is important habitat to certain species of songbirds and contributes to the overall enjoyment of the locals and visitors? Loss of habitat is the number one reason that birds are in a serious decline. In addition, paving will effectively eliminate all remaining natural areas at the end of the Spit and will permanently alter the natural berm above the tidal zone, making the area more vulnerable to erosion. The proposal fails to address the future of sea level rise and storm surge tidal damage that will occur. Does the city want to commit to costly and frequent maintenance due to continuous erosion? We urge the City of Homer to think about other options for expanded parking without the destruction
of beach habitat. Consider a small increase in the existing parking lot (but with no further expansion toward the water) at the Seafarer’s Memorial to make better use of space. A more squared-off lot would be more suitable for designated parking spaces. On the Spit, gravel is a superior alternative to paving, as it allows better percolation of water and less runoff of vehicle oil and other toxins, thus reducing erosion and preventing toxins from entering the sea. Consider using areas of the Spit that are already graded, have gravel, and are less likely to contribute to beach erosion. For more efficient use of the space, limit parking for RVs. Also consider improving organization of existing, haphazard parking. Better signage and marking could reduce the parking problem significantly, along with adding a hierarchy of parking fees. Urge the City to reconsider their expansion plans for parking so that what little natural habitat left on the Spit remains protected, use of existing space is maximized, erosion is minimized, and visual enjoyment for local residents and visitors is maintained. Carol Harding has been a resident of Homer for 25 years, and is current Chair of Kachemak Bay Birders, an informal organization of Homer area individuals who are interested in birds, birding, and the conservation of birds.
voices of the peninsula | Dan Nelson
Be prepared before a disaster strikes
ov. 30 is the one-year anniversary of the Southcentral 7.1 earthquake, and we recognize we were fortunate to avoid major injuries or extensive damage in the Kenai Peninsula Borough. In 2019, we continued to experience several emergencies across the borough, including the Swan Lake fire, the Caribou Lake and North Fork Fires on the southern peninsula, and drought conditions in Seldovia and Nanwalek. Emergencies disrupt our typical patterns and daily life activities, such as when the Swan Lake Fire affected the Sterling Highway transportation corridor, impacting travel and deliveries of goods to manufactures and grocery stores. Disasters have a way of reminding us of actions we could have taken, or items we didn’t have enough of on hand, such as medications, or plenty of food and water. For many, the intent after a disaster is to take steps to put in place those items we found to be insufficient or lacking. Despite our best intentions, those plans may have been placed on the back burner because of other higher priorities in our lives at the time. We have many residents of the peninsula who run businesses, many of whom could play an essential role in quickly returning a sense of normalcy to our communities after a disaster. Does your business have resources, equipment, personnel, or essential supplies that could be called upon to help your community during an emergency? Would your church be available as a place for the community to gather if needed? These are just a few examples of how essential services could benefit our communities in a crisis. In order for a business, church or other community group to be able to offer help during a time of need, they must first have a plan on how to sustain operations during the emergency. The Borough’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and your local cities would like to remind you of preparedness information that is available for your family and your business. In addition, OEM provides Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training to teach our residents what to do in an emergency, and how to volunteer to help their neighbors. Obtain preparedness materials and sign up for our CERT classes online at www.kpb.us/emergency or reach out to us at 907- 262-4910 for assistance in starting or improving your preparedness plan. Emergencies on the Kenai Peninsula will continue; let’s work together to be better prepared before the next disaster hits our communities. Dan Nelson is the emergency manager for the Kenai Peninsula Borough.
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Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy By Kevin Freking Associated Press
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign and other Republican election groups criticized tech giant Google on Tuesday for making it harder for political advertisers to target specific types of people. The GOP groups said the changes will lead directly to suppressing voter turnout and would “disproportionately” hurt Republican candidates. Google has said that, beginning in January in the United States, advertisers will only be able to target political ads based on broad categories such as sex, age and postal code. Currently, ads can be tailored to more specific groups, such as political affiliation. But the Trump campaign and Republican groups said Trump has built the greatest digital operation in politics, so Google’s decision will “disproportionately impact both the Trump operation and all of the Republican candidates and organizations that derive strength from it.” “Google should immediately reverse its decision in order to ensure
they do not suppress voter turnout during both the Democrat primaries and the 2020 general election,” the GOP groups said. Democratic political groups have also been critical of Google’s new policy. “Tech companies should not reduce the power of the grassroots just because it is easier than addressing abuse on their platforms,” said leaders of the Democratic National Committee and allied groups helping oversee Democratic congressional campaigns. Social media companies are grappling with how best to prevent a repeat of 2016 when Russian operatives, masquerading as Americans, used targeted advertisements and intentionally falsified news articles to interact with and attempt to deceive tens of millions of social media users in the United States. Google’s announcement follows the decision by Twitter to ban political ads. Twitter also placed restrictions on ads related to social causes such as climate change or abortion rights. Twitter said the move would help reduce the flow of electionrelated misinformation. The Trump campaign protested that change as
well but said Google’s will have more impact. “Much has been made of Twitter’s equally concerning decision to ban political ads and suppress speech, but because advertising on that platform is ineffective and only a tiny percentage of Americans use Twitter, their impact is insignificant,” the Trump campaign and GOP groups said in a joint release. “Google, however, is a serious platform with very deep reach across the entire country.” Trump has been complaining of bias from social media companies, though he is a voracious user of their services. Republican groups followed his approach Tuesday, saying they’re skeptical Google’s new ad policy will be applied equally to conservative and liberal groups. Google said in response to the Republican groups’ complaints Tuesday that it’s going to stay the course. “We know that political campaign strategists on both sides of the aisle have raised concerns about how our changes may alter their targeting strategies,” said Google spokeswoman Charlotte Smith. “But we believe the balance we have struck … is the right one.”
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Judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants By Gillian Flaccus Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. — A U.S. judge in Oregon on Tuesday granted a preliminary injunction blocking a Trump administration proclamation that would require immigrants to show proof of health insurance to get a visa. U.S. District Court Judge Michael Simon said in a written opinion that the proclamation could not take effect while a lawsuit challenging its constitutionality makes its way through the courts. The proclamation issued by
President Donald Trump in October would only apply to people seeking immigrant visas from abroad — not those in the U.S. already. Seven U.S. citizens and a nonprofit organization sued to prevent the rule from taking effect, saying it would block nearly two-thirds of all prospective legal immigrants. The lawsuit also said the rule would greatly reduce or eliminate the number of immigrants who enter the U.S. with family sponsored visas. “This decision is an important check on the Trump administration’s effort to rewrite our nation’s
immigration and health care laws in violation of the boundaries set out in the Constitution,” said Esther Sung, an attorney with the Justice Action Center. The White House has previously said it strongly disagreed with Simon’s decision to block the proclamation from taking effect, declaring it “wrong and unfair” for a judge in a single court district to issue a ruling that could shut down a nationwide policy. Simon previously issued an emergency temporary restraining order on Nov. 3 in response to the lawsuit and heard oral arguments before
issuing Tuesday’s opinion. Under the government’s visa rule, the required insurance can be bought individually or provided by an employer, and it can be shortterm coverage or catastrophic. Medicaid doesn’t count, and an immigrant can’t get a visa if using the Affordable Care Act’s subsidies when buying insurance. The federal government pays for those subsidies. The Migration Policy Institute, a nonpartisan immigration think tank, says 57% of U.S. immigrants had private health insurance in 2017, compared with 69%
of U.S.-born residents, and 30% of immigrants had public health insurance coverage, compared with 36% of native-born residents. The uninsured rate for immigrants dropped from 32% to 20% from 2013 to 2017, since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, according to the institute. There are about 1.1 million people who obtain green cards each year. Earlier this year, the administration made sweeping changes to regulations that would deny green cards to immigrants who use some forms of public assistance, but the courts have blocked that measure.
Wintry storm delivers travel woes By Colleen Slevin and David Koenig Associated Press
DENVER — Heavy snow and wind shut down highways Tuesday in Colorado and Wyoming, prompted school closures in Nebraska and forced more than 1,000 travelers to sleep overnight in Denver’s airport after hundreds of flights were canceled just as the intense Thanksgiving week travel period went into high gear. That storm headed next to South Dakota, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin and another storm in the Pacific Ocean was closing in on California, Oregon and Nevada — making for a double whammy of early wintry weather. And in northern California and southern Oregon, residents were bracing for the late Tuesday afternoon arrival of a “bomb cyclone” weather phenomenon that could
create waves of up to 35 feet, wind gusts of up to 75 mph and heavy snow in mountainous areas. At Denver International Airport, about 10 inches of snow mixed with winds that limited visibility prompted the cancellation of about 30 percent of the airport’s average daily 1,600 flights. Operations began returning to normal in the afternoon as the storm moved east after dumping up to nearly 3 feet of snow in parts of northern Colorado. Southwest Airlines canceled about 200 flights in Denver and airline spokesman Brad Hawkins said it would take “a couple of days” to accommodate stranded passengers on other flights because there are few during the pre-Thanksgiving travel crush. That makes it hard for airlines to rebook passengers whose flights have been canceled. About 1,100 people spent the night at the airport, including many cadets from the Air Force Academy
near Colorado Springs who either missed flights or wanted to get to the airport before road conditions deteriorated, said airport spokeswoman Alex Renteria. Among them was cadet Sadie Luhman, whose trip to the airport took three hours — twice the normal driving time. She got to the airport at 1 a.m., 10 hours before her scheduled flight to Chicago for Thanksgiving. “I just wanted to beat the storm. We kind of left in the middle of it so it kind of didn’t work, but we got here,” she told KCNC-TV. Airport workers handed out blankets, diapers, baby formula, toothbrushes and toothpaste to the airline passengers who camped out for the night on floors and in chairs. The snow forced the closures of long stretches of Interstates 70 and 76 on plains east and north of Denver. Parts of Interstate 80 in Wyoming were buried under snow
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Szymon Lobocki, a rocket engineer from Denver, clears off his Subaru to drive to work Tuesday in a south suburb of Denver as a storm packing snow and high winds sweeps in over the region.
drifts of up to 4 feet), officials said. Many government offices in the Denver area and in Cheyenne, Wyoming closed along with colleges and schools not already on holiday break. In Nebraska, several school districts canceled classes Wednesday and the southwestern city of Sidney had received about 8 inches f snow.
Blizzard and wintry weather warnings extended into the Great Lakes states with the storm expected to bring high winds and snow to Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin later Tuesday and a chance of snow over the weekend for parts of New England, said Alex Lamers, a National Weather Service meteorologist.
Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event By Darlene Superville Associated Press
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump couldn’t resist riffing on the House impeachment inquiry Tuesday as he continued the tradition of pardoning a Thanksgiving turkey, generating holidayseason laughter at the expense of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, one of his chief antagonists in Congress. Trump joked that the pair of North Carolina-bred turkeys he was about to pardon had been raised to “remain calm under any condition,” a trait that he said will be “very important because they’ve already received subpoenas to appear in Adam Schiff’s basement on Thursday.” “It seems the Democrats are accusing me of being too soft on
turkey,” Trump told guests seated in the White House Rose Garden, where he was flanked by his wife, first lady Melania Trump. But he told the turkeys that, “unlike previous witnesses, you and I have actually met. It’s very unusual.” Trump’s Republican defenders in Congress had criticized Schiff for holding closed-depositions in a secure room in the basement of the Capitol Visitor Center, which Democrats said was necessary for the investigation. Trump has criticized the impeachment inquiry as both a “scam” and a “hoax.” Trump also has claimed to barely know some of the witnesses — including Gordon Sondland, Trump’s ambassador to the European Union — who testified during public impeachment hearings chaired by Schiff, a California Democrat. Testimony from several
officials showed that Sondland had been in frequent contact with Trump around the time Trump spoke with the president of Ukraine about doing a politically beneficial “favor.” Schiff is leading the House impeachment inquiry for his committee. Meanwhile, as the White House ceremony was about to begin, the House Judiciary Committee announced it has scheduled an impeachment hearing for Dec. 4, when Trump is expected to be in London for a NATO conference. Trump’s latest act of clemency benefited Butter, a 47-pound turkey granted a “full and complete” pardon. Trump said he was also sparing Butter’s alternate, named Bread, who weighs 45 pounds from being served up on a Thanksgiving table.
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Senate Democrats propose sweeping data privacy bill WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats are proposing a broad federal data privacy law that would allow people to see what information companies have collected on them and demand that it be deleted. But the bill is likely to face bipartisan challenges in the Republican-controlled Senate. Sen. Maria Cantwell of Washington is leading the effort. The bill, called the Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act, is similar to one set to take effect in California in January. But the federal bill would largely leave that and other state laws in place — a move that is certain to face opposition from the technology industry, which has been calling for a single federal data privacy law. The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will hold a hearing on data privacy on Dec. 4.
House Oversight panel sues Barr, Ross over census documents WASHINGTON — The House Oversight Committee sued two top Trump administration officials Tuesday for refusing to produce documents related to a decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross “have not produced a single additional document” since the Supreme Court blocked the administration’s efforts to include the citizenship
question last June, the committee said. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., who was elected oversight chair last week, said the lawsuit follows the example set by the panel’s late chairman, Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings.
More clues point to chemical compound in vaping illnesses NEW YORK — Health officials said Tuesday they have more evidence that a certain chemical compound is a culprit in a national outbreak of vaping illnesses. Researchers analyzed black market vaping cartridges seized in Minnesota during the outbreak this year, and vaping liquid seized in that state last year. The newer cartridges contained the compound vitamin E acetate, but none of the older samples did. They also looked at vaping cartridges collected from a dozen patients. Vitamin E acetate was commonly found in those, too. The study was small, but it echoes other work that found the compound in the damaged lungs of 29 patients across the country. “The findings further support a potential role for vitamin E acetate in causing lung injury associated with vaping products,” said Dr. Ruth Lynfield, a Minnesota health official. Nearly 2,300 Americans who vape have gotten sick since March, many of them teens and young adults, according to a recent tally by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At least 47 people have died. Most who got sick said they had vaped liquids that contain THC, the high-inducing part of marijuana. Vitamin E acetate has recently been used as a thickener in illicit vaping products that contain THC, officials say. — Clarion news services
President Donald Trump pardons Butter, the national Thanksgiving turkey, in the Rose Garden of the White House, Tuesday, in Washington, as first lady Melania Trump watches. Evan Vucci / Associated Press
Both gobblers will get to spend the rest of their lives on a farm at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. Turning serious, Trump gave thanks for the “newfound prosperity and spirit” that he said is taking hold across the country and predicted “it’s going to
be a great Thanksgiving.” He also expressed gratitude for U.S. service members who will spend the holiday stationed in hot spots around the world. President George H.W. Bush established the annual turkey pardon tradition in 1989 by sparing a 50-pound bird.
Today in History Today is Wednesday, Nov. 27, the 331st day of 2019. There are 34 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 27, 1978, San Francisco Mayor George Moscone (mah-SKOH’-nee) and City Supervisor Harvey Milk, a gay-rights activist, were shot to death inside City Hall by former supervisor Dan White. (White served five years for manslaughter; he committed suicide in Oct. 1985.) On this date: In 1901, the U.S. Army War College was established in Washington, D.C. In 1924, Macy’s first Thanksgiving Day parade -- billed as a “Christmas Parade” -- took place in New York. In 1942, during World War II, the Vichy French navy scuttled its ships and submarines in Toulon (too-LOHN’) to keep them out of the hands of German troops. In 1945, General George C. Marshall was named special U.S. envoy to China by President Harry S. Truman to try to end hostilities between the Nationalists and the Communists. In 1962, the first Boeing 727 was rolled out at the company’s Renton Plant. In 1970, Pope Paul VI, visiting the Philippines, was slightly wounded at the Manila airport by a dagger-wielding Bolivian painter disguised as a priest. In 1973, the Senate voted 92-3 to confirm Gerald R. Ford as vice president, succeeding Spiro T. Agnew, who’d resigned. In 1998, answering 81 questions put to him three weeks earlier; President Clinton wrote the House Judiciary Committee that his testimony in the Monica Lewinsky affair was “not false and misleading.” In 1989, a bomb blamed on drug traffickers destroyed a Colombian Avianca Boeing 727, killing all 107 people on board and three people on the ground. In 1999, Northern Ireland’s biggest party, the Ulster Unionists, cleared the way for the speedy formation of an unprecedented Protestant-Catholic administration. In 2000, a day after George W. Bush was certified the winner of Florida’s presidential vote, Al Gore laid out his case for letting the courts settle the nation’s long-count election. In 2003, President Bush flew to Iraq under extraordinary secrecy and security to spend Thanksgiving with U.S. troops and thank them for “defending the American people from danger.” Ten years ago: Tiger Woods crashed his SUV outside his Florida mansion, sparking widespread attention to reports of unfaithfulness to his wife, Elin Nordegren. (The couple divorced the following year.) Former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced to their friends the engagement of daughter Chelsea to longtime boyfriend Marc Mezvinsky (mez-VIN’-skee). Space shuttle Atlantis and its seven astronauts returned from the International Space Station with a smooth touchdown. Five years ago: Reflecting its lessening oil clout, OPEC decided to keep its output target on hold and sit out falling crude prices. Mystery writer P.D. James, 94, died in Oxford, England. Frank Yablans, 79, a former president of Paramount Pictures who presided over the release of several groundbreaking pictures such as “The Godfather,” died in Los Angeles. One year ago: Mississippi Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith won a divisive runoff over Democrat Mike Espy, who had hoped to become the state’s first African-American senator since Reconstruction; Hyde-Smith survived a video-recorded remark that had been criticized as racist. President Donald Trump threatened to cut off all federal subsidies to General Motors because of its planned massive cutbacks in the U.S. Today’s Birthdays: Author Gail Sheehy is 82. Footwear designer Manolo Blahnik is 77. Academy Awardwinning director Kathryn Bigelow is 68. TV host Bill Nye (“Bill Nye, the Science Guy”) is 64. Actor William Fichtner (FIHK’-nuhr) is 63. Caroline Kennedy is 62. Academy Award-winning screenwriter Callie Khouri is 62. Rock musician Charlie Burchill (Simple Minds) is 60. Actor Michael Rispoli is 59. Jazz composer/big band leader Maria Schneider is 59. Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is 59. Rock musician Charlie Benante (Anthrax) is 57. Rock musician Mike Bordin (Faith No More) is 57. Actor Fisher Stevens is 56. Actress Robin Givens is 55. Actor Michael Vartan is 51. Actress Elizabeth Marvel is 50. Rapper Skoob (DAS EFX) is 49. Actor Kirk Acevedo is 48. Rapper Twista is 47. Actor Jaleel White is 43. Actor Arjay Smith is 36. Actress Alison Pill is 34. Actress Lashana Lynch (TV: “Still Star-Crossed”) is 32. Actress-singer Aubrey Peeples is 26. Thought for Today: “Man’s loneliness is but his fear of life.” -- Eugene O’Neill, American playwright (born 1888, died this date in 1953).
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Don’t change a thing The experts agree: Thanksgiving traditions shouldn’t be messed with By Teri Robl For Homer News
he New York Times published an entertaining opinion article on Sunday by Jennifer Weiner about Thanksgiving dinner, “Don’t Mess with the Dressing. Don’t Mess with the Turkey.” She wrote about an oldest sister and her three brothers. The baby brother, Joe, now grown, could shovel in food as fast as a wood stove burns through a cord of cottonwood when the temperature is below-zero outside. If Joe’s mom was unavailable to cook, the chore fell by way of the big sister, who loved to cook. After a time, cooking Thanksgiving dinner became her responsibility and as all good cooks do, she thought many of the dishes needed an upgrade. She added special ingredients and gourmet touches, but her upgrades didn’t bide well with Joe and the others. Her conclusion was, as is mine, you don’t change a thing about Thanksgiving dinner, even if it means serving the same green bean casserole made with canned green beans and condensed cream of mushroom soup. If your family is used to being served the jellied cranberry sauce from the can, you best not be making port wine and ginger spiced cranberry chutney. Don’t even think of tinkering with the turkey or messing with the dressing. Fresh made whipped cream may be delicious on top of pie, but it won’t replace Cool Whip, and if the pumpkin pie served is always store bought, probably skip making it from scratch as well. Thanksgiving and Christmas are not the times when you should exercise your kitchen skills or source out special ingredients as a foodie. Weiner writes, “The food isn’t just food, it’s memory made edible. It’s history in a gravy dish. And the meal isn’t only about what’s on the table, it’s the people sitting around it, and the meals that came before it, and the ones that will follow. It’s about tradition, which means that there are things that matter more than how it tastes.” My friend Jenny says, “You want to
upgrade something, Teri, just put it in a fancier dish.” Well said ladies. Hopefully you were able to send home leftovers with your fellow diners or took some to a neighbor who would appreciate them. People always think there are secret recipes for Thanksgiving leftovers they aren’t aware of. There really isn’t, or if there are, they are a very guarded secret. Just do what you’ve always done with them over the years. Make soup from the turkey frame, make a perfect turkey sandwich with Miracle Whip spread on squishy white bread, add a thin layer of cranberry sauce and stand at the kitchen counter to eat it at about 10 p.m. Reheat all the leftovers and serve them for dinner over the weekend one last time and move on. Yes, you could use the turkey in enchiladas or some sort of casserole, but they are still going to taste like leftovers — sort of like trying to creatively use all that red salmon still in the freezer about the time March rolls around and you are tired of it. Dried cranberries are always in season and amaretto is a decadent almond liquor. Add white chocolate to the mix and this recipe could up as a favorite way to end a celebration meal. Cranberry Amaretto Bread Pudding Courtesy Taste of Home 3 large eggs 4 cups 2% milk 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 ⁄4 cup butter, melted 3 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon 3 teaspoons ground nutmeg 1 teaspoon ground cloves 1 ⁄2 cup dried cranberries 1 ⁄2 cup toasted chopped pecans, optional 6 cups cubed day-old French bread Sauce: 1 cup white baking chips 1 ⁄4 cup butter, cubed 1 ⁄4 cup amaretto 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Whisk together eggs, milk, brown sugar, melted butter, vanilla and
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Cranberry amaretto bread pudding can be a festive way to end a holiday meal. Teri Robl made this recipe Tuesday in her Homer kitchen. spices. Stir in cranberries and, if desired, pecans. Gently stir in bread; let stand until bread is softened, about 15 minutes. 2. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake until puffed, golden and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 50-55 minutes. 3. In a small heavy saucepan, heat baking chips and butter over low heat until melted and smooth, stirring constantly. Remove from heat;
stir in amaretto. Serve with warm bread pudding. This yummy soup recipe has been in my collection for years. Originally, I added some chorizo sausage we made with moose to it. Sometimes I make it without meat as it was originally written. This weekend I added leftover chicken. I would think leftover turkey would be just as delicious.
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So many memories arise around the holidays I
love the holidays and look forward to cooking and spending time with loved ones and friends. I mentioned that I was a little disappointed on the younger generation, like teens and up to the 40-year-olds. They have no idea what I am talking about when it comes to tradition as I know it. It is not that I have not tried to make traditions in my own family, it just simply is not important to them as it is to me. I now realize their world is so much different that mine was. My world was the farm and animals, Dad and Mom and sisters and brother. When holidays came around I got to see my grandma and grandpa, uncles and aunts and cousins. That WAS my world! My Mom’s cooking was my world. My Dad and his farming — it also was a tradition that was never changed UNTIL I MOVED TO ALASKA IN 1967.
Pioneer potluck ‘Grannie’ Annie Berg I realize I changed my Mom and Dad’s world but they continued the traditions. I had to make new ones here in Alaska. We arrived in June and we went back for Thanksgiving and Christmas that year, 1967, but the next year I had made lots of wonderful new friends as we all had no relatives to share our holiday traditions with. Leatha and JoAnne and I formed our own! Their family became mine. We lived at Daniels Lake that year and had the biggest (?) house.
We had sawhorses and plywood for tables and clean white sheets for tablecloths. We had moose and fish in place of turkey. We had Alaska-grown potatoes. We baked pies and cookies, but had to go to Anchorage for flour and sugar and butter. We also bought bacon and ham and canned goods while we were there. Our pickup up was piled high with goodies. No fresh vegetables — as they would freeze on the trip back to North Kenai, now Nikiski. Our men worked right up to the day of Thanksgiving or Christmas, but some of them worked on the platforms and some had to stay and come in on their usual days. Sometimes single men or men who did not have family in Alaska would take the family man’s places so they could come in and spend it with their family and friends. This is how we got to know the single men. I called them our “orphan
friends.” When they came in from the platform they were remembered and thanked by making them a meal. We still have just a few “orphan friends” and they are included in whatever we have for the holidays. Most of the time it is a big box of food as, of course you always cooked more than enough! I make sure they had their favorite pie. Our first Thanksgiving and Christmas at Daniels Lake was work, fun and so thrilling to make new friends and have the kids make new friends around a big roaring campfire, sled down hills and skate on the lake. Having dads share their snowmachines and give kids rides out on the lake. They would come back caked with snow. So I understand the path that other people in my life have taken, because I did the same to MY family!
So I am so thankful I have had pretty good health in my 54 years in Alaska. I have made new friends, and through the years kept them in my heart, although they have gone on to make traditions of their own. I so miss my family, sisters and brother, and their families. I hope they know that I think of them always! Bob tells me he is thankful for his friends and the health to continue to work part time at age 78. He is thankful for his health and the house he designed and built with the help of his friends, some of whom have gone to the better place in the sky. Susan pointed out the younger people don’t know and so they won’t miss it because they do not know. Most still celebrate in their own way, but families are not as close-knit. They still will See annie, Page A7
Delight guests with a yummy dessert Clarion news services
Baked goods are staples at many family gatherings. Whether hosting family for the holidays, reunions or weekly Sunday night dinners, hosts can make dessert that much better by serving this “Blackberry-Ripple Lime Cheesecake” courtesy of Lori Longbotham’s “Luscious Creamy Desserts” (Chronicle Books). Blackberry-Ripple Lime Cheesecake Serves 10 Crust 1 1⁄2 cups pecans 2 tablespoons sugar 1⁄4 cup (1⁄2 stick) unsalted butter, melted Filling 2 6-ounce packages ripe blackberries 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar 1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 1⁄2 pounds cream cheese, at room temperature 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk 2 teaspoons finely grated lime zest 1 ⁄4 cup fresh lime juice 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 3 large eggs, at room temperature 1. Position a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat the oven to 350 F. Generously butter the bottom and sides of a 9-inch springform pan. 2. To make the crust: Pulse the pecans, flour and sugar in a food processor until the nuts are finely ground. Add the butter and pulse just until combined. Press the crust evenly over the bottom and 1 inch up the sides of the pan. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until light brown. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely. Reduce the oven temperature to 300 F. 3. To make the filling: Mash the blackberries and sugar together in a medium saucepan with a pastry blender or a fork. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the berries begin to release their juices.
Stir in the cornstarch, bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, and boil for 1 minute. Pour the purée through a coarse strainer set over a small bowl, pressing hard on the solids to extract as much liquid as possible. Refrigerate, tightly covered, until thoroughly chilled. 4. With an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat the cream cheese in a large bowl for about 2 minutes, until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the condensed milk, zest, lime juice, and vanilla, scraping down the side of the bowl as necessary. Reduce the speed to medium and add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Pour the batter into the pan. 5. Transfer the blackberry purée to a small glass measure. Drizzle it in a spiral pattern over the batter, then swirl a table knife through the batter to marbleize it. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes, until the cheesecake is puffed on the sides and still slightly jiggly in the center. Let cool on a wire rack. 6. Refrigerate the cheesecake, tightly covered, for at least 8 hours, until thoroughly chilled and set, or for up to 2 days.
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Make holiday dessert that much better by serving this “Blackberry-Ripple Lime Cheesecake” courtesy of Lori Longbotham’s “Luscious Creamy Desserts.” 7. To serve, run a sharp knife around the edge of the pan to loosen the cake and remove the side of the pan. Cut
the cheesecake into thin wedges with a sharp knife dipped into hot water and wiped dry after each cut.
Try a different take on turkey this time Clarion news services
Turkey is a holiday dinner staple in many families. While many might scoff at the idea of altering their holiday turkey traditions, others may embrace changing things up, feeling that the joy of cooking often lies in experimentation. Those unafraid to try something new might want to cook up the following recipe for “Turkey Roulade with Cranberry Chutney” from Laurey Masterton’s “The Fresh Honey Cookbook” (Storey). Turkey Roulade with Cranberry Chutney Serves 6 1 sheet puff pastry 1 pound turkey meat from turkey breast and/ or thigh meat, cut into 1-inch chunks 3 eggs 1 ⁄2 cup chicken stock 1 ⁄4 cup Marsala 2 tablespoons unsalted butter Unbleached all-purpose flour, for the pastry 1 ⁄2 cup celery sliced on the diagonal 1 ⁄2 cup sliced button mushrooms 1 ⁄2 cup Cranberry Chutney (see below), plus more for serving
Fresh parsley sprigs for garnish 1. Following the instructions on the package, thaw the puff pastry. This will take 30 to 45 minutes, depending on the type of pastry. You should be able to unfold it without it breaking. Set aside. 2. Pulse the turkey in a food processor until it is the consistency of ground beef. Add 2 of the eggs, the chicken stock, the Marsala, and the butter. Pulse again briefly, until just combined. 3. Roll out the puff pastry on a floured surface until it is a 12- or 13-inch square. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the pastry on top. 4. Form the minced turkey mixture into a log and position it down the center of the prepared puff pastry. Make an indentation down the length of the turkey and place the celery, mushrooms, and cranberry chutney along the indentation. Cover the indentation with the meat, forming a log once again. 5. Wrap the puff pastry around the turkey, neatly folding the ends and top together, rolling or tucking the edges together, and pinching to seal any gaps. Make the pastry-covered log as round as possible, like a Yule log — try to avoid a flattened version, like a strudel. 6. Preheat the oven to 450 F. 7. Combine the remaining egg with 1 tablespoon water in a small bowl or cup. Stir well until completely mixed. Brush the roulade with the egg wash, being careful to brush every bit of the exposed pastry. 8. Bake for 10 minutes at 450 F, then reduce the heat to 375 F. Continue to bake for 30 to 45 minutes
longer, until the pastry has risen and is a toasty, golden color and the turkey has reached an internal temperature of 165 F. Generally speaking, once the pastry has cooked, the meat will be cooked, too. Remove the roulade from the oven. Transfer it to a serving platter, using the parchment paper to help you. Allow to rest for about 10 minutes. 9. Slice and serve, garnishing with the parsley and accompanying with a bowl of extra cranberry chutney.
Cranberry Chutney Makes 3 cups 1 1-pound bag fresh cranberries 2 navel oranges, unpeeled, cut into 6 wedges and then into thin slices 1 ⁄3 cup golden raisins 1 ⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 ⁄2 teaspoon whole cloves 1 ⁄2 teaspoon ground ginger 1 ⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt 1 ⁄2 cup apple cider 1 ⁄2 cup honey, preferably cranberry honey 1 ⁄4 cup apple cider vinegar 1. Pour the cranberries into a 2-quart pot. Add the oranges, raisins, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, salt, apple cider, honey, and vinegar. Bring to a boil, and then reduce the heat to low and simmer until the chutney thickens, about 20 minutes. 2. Remove from the heat and serve warm or, if you prefer, chill and serve cold.
Washing your turkey could spread germs By Candice Choi Associated Press
NEW YORK — Go ahead and rinse your cranberries, potatoes and green beans. But food experts say don’t — repeat don’t — wash the turkey before popping it in the oven on Thanksgiving Day. They say that could spread the germs lurking on your turkey in the kitchen sink or nearby food. But it’s been a challenge trying to convince cooks to stop rinsing off raw poultry. “If your mother did it and your grandmother did it, and suddenly the (government) says not to wash your turkey, you may take some time to adjust,” said Drusilla Banks, who teaches food sanitation for the University of Illinois Extension. Germs that can make people sick are common in the guts of healthy poultry and are legally allowed to be on raw turkey and chicken. The assumption is that nobody eats their poultry rare, and that thorough cooking will kill the bacteria. So it’s possible that two common causes of food poisoning — salmonella and
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have memories, just different than mine. Times change! She said when we came to Alaska, friends became our family — yes, we are thankful! She says look at the options of going to restaurant to eat turkey or buying it already cooked in a box. Modern technology is great, like dishwashers and washers and driers. Warm heaters and a phone in your pocket. (And I might add a computer to write to your loved ones in place of pen and paper). Efficient cars and trucks. And most of all Susan is thankful for good doctors and the new medicine — (not so much the high prices!) Available products delivered when you used to have no choice. When I was growing up on the farm, we got one orange in our stocking at Christmas time — the rest of the year we ate apples. My grandpa owned an apple cherry orchard. Gail says in a short text that she is grateful for her family. Grateful for hugs especially from the little kids (that she so unselfishly takes care of). Grateful for good shoes.
campylobacter — are on the turkey, said Mindy Brashears, a food safety official at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The do-not-wash raw poultry advice from the USDA is relatively new and perhaps hasn’t caught on because it goes against the ingrained belief that washing makes things clean, said Banks. Participants in a food safety study offered their own rationale: “If it’s still slimy — I’m not sure what that is. It just feels good to wash it,” said one. Another said: “My grandmother taught me that. She just said to wash all your food because there’s no telling where it’s been before it got in the pack.” Benjamin Chapman, a study author and food safety expert at North Carolina State University, said the instinct to wash raw poultry goes back at least decades when people relied more on visual cues to spot problems with poultry. TV chef Julia Child was among those who said washing chicken was “just the safer thing to do” before experts began advising against it. But food prep is a juggling act, and germs from poultry can be spread even if it’s not washed, especially when birds are removed
Good warm coat. Water that does not make her sick and her kids and her sister and brother, and Mom (me) and Bob. And Gary, who orders the wood for the stoves and sees that it is chopped (with help) and then sees that his family has wood enough for the winter, split and stacked. He has been a huge help in keeping his family together. Thanks Gary! And she adds at the very last — thankful for my dogs. Well, I will end this by saying I am so grateful to still have my three kids that I brought to Alaska with me, and that they are in the immediate vicinity. I can go visit any time. My two grandkids are right in our backyard — one is in Kenai and one is in Bellevue with my great-granddaughter. I have my great-grandson and greatgranddaughter right in my backyard also. How lucky am I? Bob’s family lives in the Lower 48 but keeps in touch. I am so happy to have him in my life, as we have been together 34 years on Thanksgiving. He changes my life for the good! We met in 1985 and the rest is history and traditions that we have built through the years. I am grateful and thankful for our health and to have lived in the same house that he built for
from packaging. It’s why washing and sanitizing hands, utensils and surfaces are even more important. The USDA-funded study underscores that point. Researchers sprayed raw chicken with a harmless strain of E. coli and watched volunteer cooks at test kitchens. Among those who washed their raw chicken, about a quarter ended up spreading the bacteria to their lettuce. But even some of those who did not rinse the chicken got germs on the lettuce. There are other opportunities for germs to survive and thrive on turkeys: thawing and cooking. For thawing, experts say frozen birds shouldn’t be left out on counters since germs can start multiplying on the outer parts that defrost first. They instead recommend thawing in fridges, cold water or in microwaves. You can also cook a frozen turkey, but it will take a lot longer. And to ensure a bird is thoroughly cooked, they say to use a thermometer to check that the deepest and thickest parts of it have reached 165 degrees.
30 years ago. What more could I ask for? David said in a phone call, “Thank the good Lord and be joyful and happy even though at times it hurts on the inside. Just don’t load your baggage on someone else. Be joyful you have a job and work hard at it.” David’s path through life has not been easy — but now he has the things that count. Susan and Gail have struggled with their health, but I do not hear any complaints. They are true troopers! As I write this, a song is playing, “Be humble and Kind.” And I just heard the song “Count your Blessings.” Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. Make traditions and memories. LEMON SUGAR COOKIES These are a versatile drop cookie. By adding brown sugar in place of the granulated sugar and omitting the lemon zest you have butterscotch sugar cookies. Butterscotch sugar cookie recipe is at end of this lemon sugar cookie recipe. Into a medium bowl mixing well: 2 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 ⁄2 teaspoon of salt In a large bowl, whisk: 2 large eggs
⁄4 cup granulated white sugar ⁄3 cup vegetable oil 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest Mix together until well incorporated and stir in dry ingredients, mixing until well blended. Cover and chill for 30 minutes or longer. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Drop cookie dough by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart on a greased baking sheet. Moisten the bottom of 3-inch water glass and dip glass into sugar, pressing the top of each cookie lightly to flatten. Do this to each cookie. Bake until lightly browned about 8 minutes. Cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes. Cool on wire rack. Store in airtight containers or freeze for future use. 3 2
BUTTERSCOTCH SUGAR COOKIES To make these cookies with a rich butterscotch flavor substitute 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar for the granulated sugar and omit the lemon zest, proceed with the rest of the recipe using granulated sugar to flatten the cookies.
CHICKEN or TURKEY ENCHILADAs A good way to use leftover turkey. Assemble and open all ingredients and half the work is done. Buy rotisserie chicken and shredded cheese. 1 4-ounce can green chopped chilies 2 cups cooked chicken — rotisserie chicken from the store
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$7.99 WHISKEY SWEET POTATOES • 3 – 29 oz. cans sweet potatoes • 1 cup brown sugar • 1/4 cup Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey Whiskey
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Cook shallots in oil in a saucepan over medium heat until softened, about 4 minutes. Stir in cranberries, brown sugar, wine, vinegar, thyme, pepper, zest and salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer just until cranberries pop and sauce thickens, 12 – 15 minutes. Let sauce cool before serving (8-2 cup servings). Enjoy!
Roasted Corn and Green Chili Soup Serves 4-6 2 cups frozen whole kernel corn, partially thawed 1 tablespoon oil 2 tablespoons butter 1 small white onion, chopped ¼ cup diced red pepper 1-2 cloves garlic, minced 1 stalk celery, chopped 1 carrot, finely chopped 1 tablespoon all- purpose flour ½ package reduced fat cream cheese, softened 1 (14 ½-ounce) can fire roasted diced tomatoes 1 (4-ounce) can diced green chilies 1 (14 ½-ounce) can vegetable or chicken broth 1 (14 ½-ounce) can drained and rinsed black beans 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (Frank’s) ½ cup milk Salt and pepper to taste 8 oz. sliced mushrooms, sautéed (optional) 2 cups cooked chicken or turkey, cubed (optional) or 1 tube cooked and drained chorizo sausage or about ½ pound (optional) For garnish: fresh cilantro, crushed tortilla chips, wedges of fresh lime and shredded Monterey Jack cheese. 1. Pre-heat a cast iron skilled to hot. Add about 1 tablespoon oil. Add corn and cook on high heat turning occasionally until corn browns a bit. Remove corn from pan. 2. Melt butter in large pot or saucepan. Add onion and, if using, mushrooms, cook 2 -3 minutes. Stir in red pepper, garlic, celery and carrot. Cook about 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender. 3. Stir in flour and cook stirring, 1 minute. 4. Stir in cream cheese, blending until well combined. 5. Stir in tomatoes, green chilies, broth, cumin, pepper, hot sauce, roasted corn and cooked meat. 6. Season with salt and pepper. Heat until hot. Serve in bowls with garnishes.
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works 2 cups Monterey jack cheese — shredded and divided 3 flour tortillas 1 cup cheddar cheese 1 can cream of chicken soup 1 cup sour cream — divided 2 cans green enchilada sauce — divided 1 ⁄2 teaspoon cumin 1 ⁄4 teaspoon red pepper 1 ⁄2 cup each onion and green pepper — diced 1 small can sliced black olives Filling: In a bowl mix: Cream of chicken soup, 1 can green enchilada sauce, ½ cup sour cream and chicken or turkey, onion, green pepper. Add ½ teaspoon cumin, red pepper, 1 cup Monterey Jack Cheese. Mix well and set aside. Heat tortillas in microwave to make soft. Spoon about 1⁄3 cup chicken filling into each tortilla. Spread ½ cup green enchilada sauce in the bottom of an oiled 9 x 13 baking dish. Lay filled tortillas seam down in dish and repeat using all the chicken or turkey. Mix remaining green enchilada sauce with sour cream and pour over top of tortillas. Sprinkle sliced olives over top and place the remaining 1 cup of Monterey Jack and the 1 cup of cheddar over top. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes until bubbles and cheese is toasted on top. Let set for 10 minutes and serve with chopped tomatoes, chopped onions and shredded lettuce. A dollop of guacamole and sour cream. Yumm good. Enjoy!
SAVORY CRANBERRY SAUCE WITH RED WINE & THYME balsamic vinegar 2 tsp. minced fresh thyme 1/2 tsp. black pepper minced zest of 1 orange pinch of salt
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1/4 cup minced shallots 1 Tbsp. olive oil 12 oz. fresh or frozen cranberries ¾ cup packed brown sugar 1/4 cup each dry red wine and
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• 1/2 cup unsalted butter • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract • 2 cups chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat the sweet potatoes in a large sauce pan over medium heat. Drain off some of the liquid and mash the potatoes. Add brown sugar, Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey whiskey, butter and vanilla. Pour into a 2 quart shallow baking dish, and sprinkle with pecans. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes or until pecans are golden. Serves 8-10. Enjoy!
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Ohio State takes over top spot in CFP rankings By Ralph D. Russo AP College Football Writer
Ohio State jumped LSU to No. 1 in the College Football Playoff rankings with two weeks left to go before selection Sunday. LSU slipped to second Tuesday night and Clemson remained third while Georgia held on at four. If playoff history holds form, three of those top four teams will reach the semifinals. Alabama remained No. 5 in the selection committee’s third rankings, with Utah moving up a spot to No. 6. The Utes are the only Pac-12 team in the top 10 after Oregon dropped eight spots to 14th. Oklahoma is seventh followed by Minnesota, Baylor and Penn State. In each of the first five years of the playoff, three of the top four teams in the rankings heading into rivalry weekend reached the semifinals,
including the No. 1 team every time. Now that spot belongs to Ohio State, which committee chairman Ron Mullens has continual referred to as a complete team. “Competing consistently and really highly ranked on offense and defense. Performing at a high level on both,” committee chairman Rob Mullens said of Ohio State, which currently leads the nation in scoring and points allowed. The Buckeyes beat Penn State last week 28-17, its third victory of the season against team currently ranked along with No. 12 Wisconsin and No. 18 Cincinnati. LSU has beaten No. 5 Alabama, No. 11 Florida and No. 15 Auburn. Memphis is 17th, remaining the highest ranked team from the Group of Five conferences. The highest ranked conference champion from outside the Power Five is guaranteed a spot in the New Year’s
Six bowls. This year that would be the Cotton Bowl. Memphis and Cincinnati play this week and could meet the next week in the American Athletic Conference championship game. Boise State from the Mountain West is 20th. DOWN THE STRETCH THEY COME There are some signs that the stretch run this season could be more volatile than in past playoff years. First off, three times in the previous five years one of the teams that was ranked in the top four heading into rivalry weekend and made the playoff only played one more game. In 2015, Oklahoma reached the CFP as the Big 12 champion, but the conference had no title game so the Sooners were able to kick back with their 11-1 record after beating rival Oklahoma State. The Sooners did slip from third to fourth in the
final rankings. In 2016, Ohio State was shut out of the Big Ten championship game because of a loss to Penn State, but the committee liked the Buckeyes 11-1 record with three victories against top-10 teams. They made the field, but also dropped a spot from second to third. Last year Notre Dame, a football independent, was No. 3 when it wrapped up its perfect regular season on rivalry weekend and stayed that way on selection Sunday. In 2017, Alabama lost on rivalry weekend to Auburn as No. 1 in the CFP rankings. That eliminated the 11-1 Tide from the SEC championship game and dropped it to No. 5 in the second-to-last CFP rankings. Alabama moved back to four after sitting out championship weekend when No. 4 and unbeaten Wisconsin lost the Big Ten championship
game to an Ohio State team with two losses. This season, all the teams in the top four have two more games left, including an SEC championship game that will match LSU and Georgia. The Tigers also face Texas A&M this weekend and the Bulldogs face rival Georgia Tech Ohio State has two more ranked foes to face before selection Sunday in No. 13 Michigan in Saturday and either Wisconsin or Minnesota in the Big Ten championship. Clemson has the smoothest path to the playoff with struggling South Carolina this week and an ACC championship game against either No. 24 Virginia Tech or Virginia. Heading down the stretch there are nine teams with a realistic chance of making the playoff. The top four simply need to win out. See RANKS, Page A9
Unranked Stephen F. Austin stuns No. 1 Duke By Joedy McCreary AP Sports Writer
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — With a stunning breakaway layup at the overtime buzzer, Stephen F. Austin did what no team outside the ACC had done in nearly 20 years — knock off Duke at home. The Lumberjacks and their high-pressure, turnoverforcing defense took over Cameron Indoor Stadium, and Duke lost its grip on everything: The ball, the game, its prized home-court winning streak — and, of course, the No. 1 ranking. Stephen F. Austin beat Duke 85-83 on Tuesday night, with Nathan Bain’s layup at the overtime buzzer bringing a jarring end to the Blue Devils’ 150-game home winning streak against nonconference opponents. The Lumberjacks became the first non-Atlantic Coast Conference team to beat Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium since St. John’s in February 2000, and became the second unranked team to upset a No. 1-ranked school on its home floor in two weeks after Evansville went into Rupp Arena and stunned Kentucky 67-64. “I told our players, ‘Banners can’t beat us tonight,’” Stephen F. Austin coach Kyle Keller said. “The players have to beat us.” Duke had the ball in the closing seconds of overtime, but Tre Jones missed a jumper with about 15 seconds left and Wendell Moore rebounded it. With the Lumberjacks’ defense hounding Duke, the ball kicked away from Matthew Hurt in a scramble with about 3 seconds left and Gavin Kensmil snatched it and passed upcourt — directly to Bain, who went the length of the floor for a buzzer-beating layup. “I looked up at the clock and saw I had 2.6 seconds, just going as fast as I can to lay it up. Like a layup drill. Prayed it would go in,” Bain said. “I wasn’t sure if the guy was going to foul me or not. Get it on the rim to give us a chance.”
Kevon Harris scored 26 points and Gavin Kensmil added 15 for the Lumberjacks (5-1). “It means the world,” Harris said. Vernon Carey had 20 points and 11 rebounds for the Blue Devils (6-1), who had 22 turnovers and were just 11 of 24 from the freethrow line in the second half. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski “told us at halftime about getting back” on defense, guard Cassius Stanley said. “It’s kind of what we deserved. We didn’t listen to him, and it hurt us eventually at the end.” Tre Jones had 17 points and 12 assists — but also eight turnovers against a high-pressure Stephen F. Austin defense that is the nation’s best at generating takeaways. The Lumberjacks, who entered at No. 262 in Ken Pomeroy’s efficiency rankings, lead Division I by forcing 25.8 turnovers per game — a huge challenge, it turned out, for a young Duke team that started four freshmen and a sophomore and has had issues taking care of the ball. There were two ties and a lead change in the final minute of regulation, with Kensmil tying it at 81 with his layup with 19 seconds remaining. That left Duke with the last shot before OT, but after Jones missed a turnaround jumper with about 4 seconds left, the rebound was batted around to Stanley, whose jumper off the glass went off the rim at the buzzer.
No. 3 MICHIGAN STATE 93, GEORGIA 85 LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Cassius Winston had 28 points and eight assists, and Michigan State withstood Anthony Edwards’ secondhalf outburst to beat Georgia at the Maui Invitational. Michigan State (4-2) was sharp early, building a 28-point lead early in the second half. Once Edwards got rolling, the Spartans had no answer. Projected as a lottery pick, the 6-foot-5 Edwards brought
the Bulldogs (3-2) back almost entirely by himself, scoring 33 of his 37 points in the second half. Edwards hit 7 of 13 3s — many of those contested — in the second half and threw a two-handed, overhead bounce pass to Rayshaun Hammonds for a layup to pull Georgia within 75-73. Michigan State gathered itself after the Edwards’ onslaught, stretching the lead back to nine before hitting four straight free throws in the final 34 seconds. Michigan State coach Tom Izzo called Winston a “shell of himself” after a quiet game in the Maui opener against Virginia Tech.
No. 4 KANSAS 71, BYU 56 LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — David McCormack scored 16 points, Ochai Agbaji added 14 and Kansas turned a huge second half into a trip to the Maui Invitational title game with a victory over Brigham Young. The Jayhawks (5-1) dominated inside against the smaller Cougars and did a good job of rotating out to their shooters to earn a shot at their third Maui Invitational championship. Kansas opened the second half with a big run to build a double-digit lead and outscored BYU 42-18 in the paint. The Jayhawks will face Dayton in Wednesday’s title game. BYU (4-3) was bothered Kansas’ length on defense, finishing 9 for 33 from behind the 3-point line. TJ Haws had 16 points, but Cougars leading scorer Jake Toolson was held to seven on 3-of-9 shooting.
No. 18 AUBURN 79, RICHMOND 65 NEW YORK (AP) — Samir Doughty scored 22 points to lead Auburn to a win over Richmond in the championship game of the Legends Classic. Austin Wiley, who was named the tournament MVP, scored 18 points. He
Stephen F. Austin forward Nathan Bain (23) watches the game winning basket fall as Duke forward Jack White (41) defends during overtime in an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Tuesday. Stephen F. Austin won 85-83. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
joined Doughty on the alltournament team, along with Wisconsin’s Nate Reuvers, and Richmond’s Jacob Gilyard and Grant Golden. Daniel Purifoy chipped in with 13 for Auburn, which improved to 7-0 overall, and 3-1 in four all-time meetings against the Spiders. Following a five-game winning streak, Richmond
dropped to 5-1 with its first loss of the season.
No. 21 COLORADO 71, CLEMSON 67 LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tyler Bey had 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead Colorado over Clemson in the championship game of the MGM Resorts Main Event.
Clemson (5-2) had a chance to win in the final seconds, but Wright stripped freshman Al-Amir Dawes, drew a foul and sank two free throws to seal it. Colorado took its first lead with 7:52 left when Wright stole the ball from Tevin Mack and punctuated the breakaway with a twohanded dunk.
George, Clippers stop Doncic, Mavs for 6th straight victory By Schuyler Dixon AP Sports Writer
DALLAS (AP) — Paul George and Kawhi Leonard gave the young European duo from the Dallas Mavericks the best look yet at life among the elite in the Western Conference. George scored 17 of his 26 points in the first quarter, Leonard finished with 28 and the Los Angeles Clippers took control early in a meeting of teams with matching five-game winning streaks, beating the Mavericks 114-99 on Tuesday night. The Clippers used several defenders to end Luka Doncic’s franchiserecord streak of four games with at
least 30 points and 10 assists, knocking the 20-year-old phenom to the floor early on a 4-of-14 shooting night. Doncic had 22 points, eight rebounds and six assists. Kristaps Porzingis was 4 of 13, the 7-foot-3 Latvian combining with the Rookie of the Year from Slovenia to go 8 of 27 compared to 19 of 42 for the LA stars. George added a career-high six steals to help hold the Mavericks under 100 points for the first time this season. “They’re looking to win a championship; they played like it was a playoff game,” said Porzingis, who hit a 28-footer 22 seconds into the game and another 3-pointer from the logo at center court just before
halftime but finished 3 of 8 from long range. He had 15 points and 10 rebounds. “They played aggressively and they showed us that we have to learn how to play these games. We have to bring that same intensity.” Patrick Beverley got in foul trouble as one of the defenders assigned to Doncic, who had to settle for doing most of his damage on free throws, making 14 of 16. Beverley getting his fourth foul early in the second half just brought back Lou Williams sooner. The high-scoring reserve finished with 21 points, going 4 of 7 on 3s while Doncic missed all seven of his deep tries against the LA defense.
“That’s who we are as a team,” said George, who had all four of his 3-pointers in the first quarter. “We pride ourselves on defense. Offensively, we’ve got guys that can score the ball, but we want to make it tough on a nightly basis on whoever we’re playing.”
NUGGETS 117, WIZARDS 104 DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic had 20 rebounds and Jerami Grant scored a season-best 20 points to lead Denver over Washington. Jokic finished one rebound shy of his career high and added eight points in Denver’s sixth straight win.
Will Barton had 17 points, eight rebounds and eight assists for the Nuggets, who are 10-1 in November and ended a three-game home losing streak against the Wizards. Jamal Murray scored 16 and Mason Plumlee 15. Denver held one of the NBA’s most prolific offenses to its secondlowest point total of the season. Washington entered averaging 119.1 points and had failed to score at least 100 just once in 15 games. It needed 35 in the fourth to reach the century mark this time. Bradley Beal, the Wizards’ leading scorer at 29.6 points per game, was held to 14 on 6-for-15 shooting. He was 2 of 10 from behind the 3-point line.
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In fact, undefeated LSU and Ohio State might even have some leeway to lose one of their final two. Unbeaten Clemson might not get that kind of slack, but you could argue if Georgia can make the playoff with a loss to South Carolina and a conference championship, why can’t the Tigers? The other contenders and what they need to happen over the next two weeks: Alabama — Beat the stuffing out of Auburn on the road with backup quarterback Mac Jones. — LSU wins out. — Hope having the best loss outweighs a light resume and no conference title. — Some cannibalization in the Big 12 and Pac-12 over the next two weeks would also help — a lot. Utah — Win out in impressive fashion. — LSU and Ohio State win out and eliminate other contenders in their
conferences. — Hope the Pac-12 title gives it an edge over a Tualess Alabama. — Hope a pile of blow-out victories is more impressive to the committee than the close calls the Big 12 champion will have. Oklahoma and Baylor — Similar to Utah in that either potential Big 12 champ could use the SEC and Big Ten favorites to take care of business. — A slip up by Utah (or Alabama) could come in handy. Minnesota — The Gop hers probably just need to win out and slap down a resume in front of the committee that includes a Big Ten championship with victories against Penn State, Wisconsin and Ohio State. — It probably wouldn’t hurt if LSU cleared out Georgia, too. There is a two Big Ten-team playoff in play here with Ohio State. Among the teams that have already lost twice, Wisconsin is the best long shot if it can beat Minnesota and avenge an earlier loss to the Buckeyes in the Big Ten title game.
Bruins top Canadiens on Pastrnak hat trick MONTREAL (AP) — David Pastrnak recorded his second hat trick of the season and the Eastern Conferenceleading Boston Bruins routed the Montreal Canadiens 8-1 Tuesday night. Jake Debrusk, Brad Marchand, Anders Bjork, Charlie Coyle and Danon Heinen also scored for the Bruins (16-3-5), who have won four straight. Marchand, Coyle, David Krejci and Torey Krug had two assists apiece, while Sean Kuraly had three. Captain Shea Weber scored the only goal for the Canadiens (11-8-5), who have lost five straight. Bruins backup Jaroslav Halak made 36 saves and improved to 6-0-0 against Carey Price, his former teammate in Montreal. Price gave up five goals on 11 shots before being pulled in the second period. Keith Kinkaid stopped 10 of 13 shots in relief. Boston extended its points streak to eight games (5-0-3) and moved ahead of Washington atop the conference standings. Price gave up six goals on 34 shots to the Rangers and struggled even more against the Bruins, who were without Patrice Bergeron (lower-body injury).
WILD 3, DEVILS 2 NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Kaapo Kahkonen made 32 saves in his NHL debut, defenseman Ryan Suter scored the winner early in the third period and suddenly hot Minnesota beat New Jersey in a game the NHL said the Devils got credit for a goal that should not have
counted. Zach Parise and Jordan Greenway also scored as the Wild extended their pointscoring streak to seven games (4-0-3). Jesper Boqvist scored the disputed goal and Kyle Palmieri tallied on a power play as the Devils continued to alternate good games and bad games. Louis Domingue, making his second straight start, had 26 saves. On the game-winner, Ryan Hartman won a faceoff and Ryan Donato found Suter in the left circle for a rocket over Domingue 3:00 into the period. While the Wild were protecting the lead, the NHL issued a statement saying Boqvist’s earlier goal should not have counted because the referees failed to uphold a challenge by Wild coach Bruce Boudreau against Wayne Simmonds playing the puck with a high stick before the goal.
BLACKHAWKS 3, STARS 0 CHICAGO (AP) — Corey Crawford made 32 saves for Chicago’s first shutout this season and the Blackhawks ended Dallas’ seven-game winning streak. Brandon Saad, Patrick Kane and Connor Murphy scored for Chicago, which snapped a three-game slide. The 34-year-old Crawford was sharp in stopping several prime Dallas chances in his 26th career shutout. The Blackhawks dealt the surging Stars their first regulation loss since Oct. 26, and ended Dallas’ 12-game point streak (11-0-1.)
Eagles star guard Brooks opens up about dealing with anxiety PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two-time Pro Bowl right guard Brandon Brooks said pressure of trying to live up to a new contract led to an anxiety attack that forced him out of the Philadelphia Eagles’ game last Sunday. Brooks has dealt with anxiety for several years but has started 50 straight games, including the playoffs. He recently signed a four-year, $54.2 million contract and it weighed on his mind. “When I got the new contract, I tried to talk myself down about it,” Brooks said Tuesday. “’Hey look, you’re playing great, keep doing what you’re doing, no issues.’ I talked to my therapist about it, it started setting in my head, ‘Hey, you’ve got to show everybody you’re worth the money,’ instead of, ‘Just go out there and play. No need to change what you’ve been doing or anything like that.’ That’s what kind of brought it on. That’s just the person I
am. That’s my double-edged sword. It’s something that’s always driven me, to try and be the greatest at whatever I do.” Brooks played only 12 snaps in a 17-9 loss to Seattle and had to leave. He was vomiting all morning and between series during the game before he exited. “We’re people. We’re human beings. We go through the same things that everybody else goes through, everyday issues that 40 million Americans go through,” Brooks said. “We’re no different and when we have issues, the only difference is that it’s front-page news. There are a lot of people who go through the same issues that we all go through. I just encourage athletes who do go through things, whether it’s something like a mental illness or really anything, to speak about it. You never know who you might help. You might be helping yourself.”
NBA Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Boston 12 4 .750 — Toronto 12 4 .750 — Philadelphia 11 6 .647 1½ Brooklyn 9 8 .529 3½ New York 4 13 .235 8½ Southeast Division Miami 12 4 .750 — Orlando 6 10 .375 6 Washington 5 10 .333 6½ Charlotte 6 12 .333 7 Atlanta 4 13 .235 8½ Central Division Milwaukee 14 3 .824 — Indiana 10 6 .625 3½ Detroit 6 11 .353 8 Chicago 6 12 .333 8½ Cleveland 5 12 .294 9 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB Dallas 11 6 .647 — Houston 11 6 .647 — New Orleans 6 11 .353 5 San Antonio 6 12 .333 5½ Memphis 5 11 .313 5½ Northwest Division Denver 13 3 .813 — Utah 11 6 .647 2½ Minnesota 9 8 .529 4½ Oklahoma City 6 10 .375 7 Portland 6 12 .333 8 Pacific Division L.A. Lakers 15 2 .882 — L.A. Clippers 13 5 .722 2½ Phoenix 8 8 .500 6½ Sacramento 7 9 .438 7½ Golden State 3 15 .167 12½ Tuesday’s Games L.A. Clippers 114, Dallas 99 Denver 117, Washington 104 Wednesday’s Games Brooklyn at Boston, 3 p.m. Detroit at Charlotte, 3 p.m. Orlando at Cleveland, 3 p.m. Sacramento at Philadelphia, 3 p.m. Utah at Indiana, 3 p.m. New York at Toronto, 3:30 p.m. Atlanta at Milwaukee, 4 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Memphis, 4 p.m. Miami at Houston, 4 p.m. Minnesota at San Antonio, 4:30 p.m. Washington at Phoenix, 5 p.m. L.A. Lakers at New Orleans, 5:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Portland, 6 p.m. Chicago at Golden State, 6:30 p.m.
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Men’s College Scores EAST American U. 86, Howard 69 Arizona St. 67, Princeton 65 Binghamton 90, SUNY-Oneonta 69 Delaware St. 90, Saint Elizabeth 53 Drake 59, Northeastern 56 Mass.-Lowell 75, Brown 63 Monmouth (NJ) 80, Radford 63 Mount St. Mary’s 64, Utah Valley 61 Navy 72, Cornell 61 New Hampshire 87, Bryant 76, OT Rutgers 85, NJIT 58 St. Bonaventure 56, Mercer 51 West Virginia 60, N. Iowa 55 Wofford 67, Md.-Eastern Shore 42 Yale 81, Bucknell 61 SOUTH Auburn 79, Richmond 65 Caldwell 64, Norfolk St. 54 Colorado 71, Clemson 67 Coppin St. 94, James Madison 78 Dayton 89, Virginia Tech 62 ETSU 78, Appalachian St. 69
FIU 96, Keiser 82 Florida Gulf Coast 73, Florida Institute of Technology 59 Furman 97, Elon 61 Gardner-Webb 81, UT Martin 64 High Point 90, Greensboro 73 Louisiana-Monroe 77, Northwestern St. 69 New Mexico St. 65, South Florida 45 Nicholls 102, Blue Mountain 56 South Alabama 82, Miami (Ohio) 71 Southern U. 83, IUPUI 77 Stephen F. Austin 85, Duke 83, OT Stetson 72, Florida College 60 The Citadel 90, Brevard College 47 UAB 57, Lamar 48 UNC-Wilmington 122, Emory & Henry 66 VMI 98, Goucher 32 Wichita St. 70, South Carolina 47 William & Mary 95, Morehead St. 84 MIDWEST Butler 68, Stanford 67 Canisius 94, UIC 64 Colgate 99, Green Bay 81 Colorado St. 61, Loyola of Chicago 60 DePaul 88, Cent. Michigan 75 George Mason 85, Nebraska 66 Illinois 117, Lindenwood 65 La Salle 72, Wright St. 70 Michigan St. 93, Georgia 85 North Dakota 115, North Central University 50 Notre Dame 91, Fairleigh Dickinson 66 Oklahoma 77, Missouri 66 Omaha 70, Loyola (Md.) 65 S. Illinois 64, NC Central 48 W. Illinois 69, Ball St. 62 SOUTHWEST Houston 112, Houston Baptist 73 TCU 64, Wyoming 47 UALR 67, St. Francis (NY) 56 FAR WEST California 72, UC Davis 66 E. Washington 87, Belmont 82 Kansas 71, BYU 56 Montana St. 82, Colorado Christian 46 Murray St. 69, Weber St. 68 N. Colorado 78, Boston U. 55 N. Dakota St. 70, Idaho 53 New Mexico 59, Wisconsin 50 Pacific 78, SIU-Edwardsville 50 Portland St. 84, Grambling St. 74 Sam Houston St. 74, CS Bakersfield 65 San Francisco 89, Hampton 73 Seattle 59, W. Michigan 55 UC Irvine 92, Louisiana-Lafayette 67 UC Riverside 71, Longwood 58 UCLA 74, Chaminade 48 UNLV 80, Jackson St. 57 Washington St. 66, Old Dominion 50 Women’s College Scores EAST Duquesne 72, CCSU 33 Harvard 66, Boston U. 39 La Salle 79, Coppin St. 46 Lafayette 60, Manhattan 53 Merrimack 72, Brown 57 NJIT 88, St. Francis (NY) 69 St. Peter’s 78, Morgan St. 77 TCU 66, Army 52 SOUTH Alabama A&M 67, Georgia St. 52 Alcorn St. 85, Tougaloo 61 Bethune-Cookman 81, Charleston Southern 41 East Carolina 64, Longwood 61 Florida St. 66, Florida 55 Georgia 67, SC-Upstate 53 Georgia Southern 91, Winthrop 47 Kentucky 81, Grambling St. 35 Louisiana Tech 71, Loyola (NO) 52 Mississippi 75, Sam Houston St. 69 Mount St. Mary’s 75, Radford 58 Murray St. 77, Arkansas St. 62 NC A&T 74, Morehead St. 56 South Alabama 103, Mobile 59 Tennessee 92, Ark.-Pine Bluff 51 UMKC 64, George Mason 58 UNC-Greensboro 106, Erskine 44 William & Mary 61, Hartford 44
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Wofford 67, Presbyterian 60 MIDWEST DePaul 94, Milwaukee 65 Miami (Ohio) 85, UIC 35 Minnesota 101, Bryant 56 North Dakota 118, Northland College 35 Rio Grande 66, Texas A&M-Kingsville 45 UConn 75, Dayton 37 W. Illinois 90, Missouri Baptist 69 Wisconsin 63, E. Illinois 55 SOUTHWEST Oklahoma 78, Abilene Christian 65 Texas A&M-CC 63, Huston-Tillotson 49 FAR WEST BYU 67, Utah St. 50 Boise St. 77, Utah Valley 69 CS Bakersfield 61, North Texas 52 California Baptist 93, Life Pacific College 48 Colorado 59, Indiana St. 46 Colorado St. 75, Incarnate Word 47 Seattle 75, Central Washington 65 UC Davis 77, Sacramento St. 75 UC Santa Barbara 64, San Diego St. 52 UCLA 100, Yale 65
NHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 24 16 3 5 37 91 61 Florida 24 12 7 5 29 88 89 Montreal 24 11 8 5 27 81 83 Tampa Bay 21 12 7 2 26 80 68 Toronto 25 11 10 4 26 81 85 Buffalo 24 11 10 3 25 69 73 Ottawa 24 11 12 1 23 65 72 Detroit 26 7 16 3 17 59 98 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Washington 25 16 4 5 37 91 75 N.Y. Islanders 22 16 4 2 34 68 54 Carolina 24 15 8 1 31 83 68 Pittsburgh 24 13 7 4 30 81 62 Philadelphia 24 12 7 5 29 72 72 N.Y. Rangers 22 11 9 2 24 74 78 Columbus 23 10 9 4 24 59 73 New Jersey 23 8 11 4 20 59 82 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA St. Louis 25 14 5 6 34 74 69 Dallas 26 15 9 2 32 72 62 Winnipeg 24 14 9 1 29 68 73 Colorado 23 13 8 2 28 81 69 Nashville 23 11 9 3 25 81 78 Chicago 24 10 9 5 25 69 69 Minnesota 25 10 11 4 24 69 82 Pacific Division Edmonton 26 16 7 3 35 85 73 Arizona 25 14 8 3 31 71 58 Vancouver 25 12 9 4 28 79 71 San Jose 25 13 11 1 27 73 83 Vegas 26 11 11 4 26 77 77 Calgary 27 11 12 4 26 67 83 Anaheim 25 11 11 3 25 68 75 Los Angeles 24 9 13 2 20 63 83 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. Tuesday’s Games Minnesota 3, New Jersey 2 Boston 8, Montreal 1 Chicago 3, Dallas 0 Wednesday’s Games St. Louis at Tampa Bay, 3 p.m. Carolina at N.Y. Rangers, 3 p.m. Boston at Ottawa, 3 p.m. Florida at Washington, 3 p.m. Calgary at Buffalo, 3 p.m. Philadelphia at Columbus, 3 p.m. Vancouver at Pittsburgh, 3 p.m. Toronto at Detroit, 3 p.m. Vegas at Nashville, 4 p.m. Anaheim at Arizona, 5:30 p.m. Edmonton at Colorado, 6 p.m.
N.Y. Islanders at Los Angeles, 6:30 p.m. Winnipeg at San Jose, 6:30 p.m. All Times AST
BASEBALL American League HOUSTON ASTROS — Agreed to terms with C Dustin Garneau on a one-year contract. SEATTLE MARINERS — Agreed to terms with RHP Kendall Graveman on a one-year contract. TEXAS RANGERS — Claimed RHP Nick Goody off waivers from Cleveland. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Agreed to terms with C Stephen Vogt on a one-year contract. Promoted Mike Fitzgerald to vice president, research & development; Cesar Geronimo to vice president, latin american scouting and player development; Peter Wardell to director, international scouting; Kristyn Pierce to assistant director, scouting and baseball administration; Ian Rebhan assistant director, amateur scouting; Max Phillips to coordinator, baseball operations; Ronald Rivas to coordinator, Dominican Republic; Gabriel Hernandez to professional scout; Andrew Allen, Pedro Hernandez and Mike Meyers to area scouts; Alex Lorenzo to assistant, international scouting; Mark Reed to minor league catching coordinator and coach for Hillsboro (NWL); and Ross Seaton to assistant pitching coordinator/pitching analyst. Named Carl Gonzalez diversity pipeline fellow; Gary Hughes professional scout; Jon Lukens and Hector Otero international crosscheckers; Michelle Riccardi team performance dietitian; Matt Roffe analyst, player personnel; Ronald Salazar scout, Venezuela; Luis Silverio coach for Diamondbacks (DSL) and Eduardo Villacis pitching coach for Diamondbacks (DSL). Reassigned Diego Bordas to professional scout, Dominican Republic; Jack Goin to major league scout; Rick Matsko crosschecker, North Carolina & South Carolina while also serving as area scout; Aaron Thorn to developmental professional scout. FOOTBALL National Football League CLEVELAND BROWNS — Waived DT Devaroe Lawrence. DENVER BRONCOS — Claimed CB Shakial Taylor off waivers from Indianapolis. Placed Cb Cyrus Jones on the reserve/non-football injury list. GREEN BAY PACKERS — Signed T Yosh Nijman from the practice squad. Signed T Cody Conway to the practice squad. HOUSTON TEXANS — Signed S Jonathan Owens to the practice squad. MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Waived WR Josh Doctson. Signed LB Cameron Smith. Signed FB Johnny Stanton to the practice squad. NEW YORK GIANTS — Waived WR Bennie Fowler. TENNESSEE TITANS — Signed OLB Derick Roberson and CB Kareem Orr from the practice squad. Placed LB Cameron Wake and DB Chris Milton on IR. Signed DL Joey Ivie and DB Kenneth Durden to the practice squad. HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL — Suspended Tampa Bay Lightning D Erik Cernak for two games, without pay, for elbowing Buffalo Sabres D Rasmus Dahlin during game on Monday. SOCCER Major League Soccer FC DALLAS — Signed D Matt Hedges to a threeyear contract. Acquired F Fabrice Picault from Philadelphia for $300,000 of 2020 General Allocation Money. NASHVILLE SC — Traded a 2022 second-round SuperDraft pick to Vancouver for a 2019 first-round Re-Entry Draft Stage One pick. NEW YORK CITY FC — Signed D Tayvon Gray. SEATTLE SOUNDERS — Acquired G Stefan Cleveland from Chicago for 2020 first- and second-round SuperDraft picks. COLLEGE CREIGHTON — Named Terrence Rencher men’s assistant basketball coach.
Saints’ Thomas giving Saints big returns By Brett Martel AP Sports Writers
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When Michael Thomas appears in the locker room at New Orleans Saints training headquarters, he doesn’t linger long. The 6-foot-3, 212-pound Thomas is often seen striding somewhere with purpose, be it for muscle maintenance in the training room or to study opposing defenses in meeting rooms. The way he celebrates clutch catches with bulging biceps flexed on each side of his head indicates how much time he spends in the weight room, building the strength that makes it difficult for defenders to establish inside position on New Orleans’ No. 1 receiver, or get between him and an arriving pass. His 321 catches for 3,787 yards and 23 touchdowns in his first three seasons out of Ohio State earned him a five-year extension worth nearly $100 million. Thomas pledged to “ earn every penny,” and has since produced what could be one of the greatest seasons by a receiver in NFL history. “I’m blessed to be in a position to have an opportunity to earn a contract like that, so I just want to take full advantage of it and give my best effort and add the most value I can,” Thomas said. “How can I build and how can I get better? And how can I do better than I did the week before? I’m always trying to play a perfect game. I haven’t played one yet.” He doesn’t seem far off. His 104 receptions are the most ever through the first 11
games of a season, putting him on pace to eclipse Marvin Harrison’s singleseason record of 143 receptions in 2002. That’s also 23 catches ahead of Houston’s DeAndre Hopkins, who ranks second. Thomas has produced while playing with two different quarterbacks this season: Drew Brees and backup Teddy Bridgewater, who started five games when Brees was sidelined by a thumb injury. Thomas even thrived when defenses knew he’d be a focal point of the Saints’ offense because of sporadic injuries to other key offensive players — from dynamic running back Alvin Kamara to tight end Jared Cook. Thomas said when he knew he was going to be the focal point of opposing defenses, his approach was to “accept the challenge and don’t think it’s the end of the world.” “I don’t want to make any excuses about what (scheme) they’re playing or they did this or they did that,” Thomas continued. “Whatever my coach is asking me to do, if they need me to make a play, no matter how many people are on me, I’m going to make the play.” Of the 408 passes the Saints have attempted this season, 124, or 30 percent, have been intended for Thomas, and he’s caught 84 percent of those. As far as drawing coverage from opponents’ top defensive backs, Thomas states flatly, “I’m not really worried about the names on the jerseys or who’s following me. If I look up and you’re in
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front of me, I’m about to beat you. That’s it.” The numbers back him up. He’s made 10 receptions and 100 yards in a game look routine. In last Sunday’s 34-31 victory over Carolina, he had 10 catches for 101 yards and a touchdown, making him the first player in Saints history with five straight 100-yard receiving games. The Panthers couldn’t contain him during the Saints’ gamewinning drive inside the final two minutes, when Thomas caught passes of 14 yards on second-and-16 and 24 yards on third-and-6. Brees, whose work ethic is widely viewed as second to none in New Orleans, nods and wears a knowing smile when asked whether Thomas exhibits an off-thecharts drive.
“He wants it,” Brees states emphatically. The 40-year-old recordsetting QB said that seeing Thomas play better than ever right after becoming one of the highest-paid players at his position, second only to Atlanta’s Julio Jones, “Says a lot about the person, a lot about the competitor.” While Thomas is not on pace to break Calvin Johnson’s 2012 record of 1,964 yards in a season, he leads the NFL this season with 1,242 yards, 171 yards ahead of Tampa Bay’s Chris Godwin, who is second. On Nov. 10, when the Atlanta Falcons sacked Brees six times and held the Saints without a touchdown in a 26-9 victory in New Orleans, they still had trouble containing Thomas, who had 13 catches for 152 yards.
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The change in ownership involves the ownership interest transfer from Frank E Kassik III 47.546% to Byron R McGlasson 47.546% and Debara M Kassik 47.546% to Michelle A McGlasson 47.546%. Interested persons should submit written comment to their local governing body, the applicant, and to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board at 550 West 7th Ave. Suite 1600 Anchorage AK 99501 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Pub: Nov 20, 27 & Dec 4, 2019
New Marijuana Concentrate Manufacturing Facility License Application Greenstar, Inc is applying under 3AAC 306.500(a)(2) for a new Marijuana Concentrate Manufacturing Facility License, License #23692, doing business as Gold Star Concentrates, located at 40593 Kalifornsky Beach Rd, Suite C, Kenai, AK 99611-7426, United States Interested persons may object to the application by submitting a written statement of reasons for the objection to their local government, the applicant, and the Alcohol & Marijuana Control Office (AMCO) not later than 30 days after the director has determined the application to be complete and has given written notice to the local government. Once an application is determined to be complete, the objection deadline and a copy of the application will be posted on AMCO’s website at http://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/amco. Objections should be sent to AMCO at email@example.com or to 550 W. 7th ave, Suite 1600, Anchorage, Ak 99501. Pub: November 13, 20 & 27, 2019
New Retail Marijuana Store License Application Greenstar, Inc is applying under 3AAC 306.300 for a new Retail Marijuana Store License, License #23694, doing business as Greenstar Flower Outlet, located at 40593 Kalifornsky Beach Rd, Suite B, Kenai, AK 99611-7426, United States Interested persons may object to the application by submitting a written statement of reasons for the objection to their local government, the applicant, and the Alcohol & Marijuana Control Office (AMCO) not later than 30 days after the director has determined the application to be complete and has given written notice to the local government. Once an application is determined to be complete, the objection deadline and a copy of the application will be posted on AMCO’s website at http://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/amco. Objections should be sent to AMCO at firstname.lastname@example.org or to 550 W. 7th ave, Suite 1600, Anchorage, Ak 99501. Pub: November 13, 20 & 27, 2019
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Applications will be accepted until the position closes. To apply for this position go to KPC’s employment page at www.kpc.alaska.edu UAA is an AA/EO Employer and Educational Institution. Applicant must be eligible for employment under the Immigration Reform/ Control Act of 1986 & subsequent amendments. Your application for employment with UAA is subject to public disclosure.
Interested persons should submit written comment to their local governing body, the applicant, and to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board at 550 West 7th Ave. Suite 1600 Anchorage AK 99501 or email@example.com.
NOTICE TO CREDITOR NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present their claims within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must be presented to the undersigned Personal Representative of the estate, at DOLIFKA & ASSOCIATES, P.C., ATTORNEYS AT LAW, P.O. Box 498, Soldotna, Alaska, 99669. DATED this 18th day of November, 2019. PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE /s/BROOKE ALYCE STRAUME Pub:Nov 20, 27 & Dec 4, 2019 881768
EMPLOYMENT Seeking a skilled Clinician to join our Private Mental Health Counseling Practice. Kachemak Counseling, LLC is located in Homer, AK. We serve high-functioning adults with services including counseling for individuals and couples. We are looking to hire a clinician to promote existing services or add family and/or child and adolescent specializations. Other specializations or certifications such as EMDR will be considered. On site professional supervision for those seeking state LPC licensure will be provided. A private, furnished therapy office awaits. Caseload will begin at approximately 5-10 clients per week. A full caseload is anticipated within 3-6 months. Seeking a skilled Clinician to join our Private Mental Health Counseling Practice. Kachemak Counseling, LLC is located in Homer, AK. We serve high-functioning adults with services including counseling for individuals and couples. We are looking to hire a clinician to promote existing services or add family and/or child and adolescent specializations. Other specializations or certifications such as EMDR will be considered. On site professional supervision for those seeking state LPC licensure will be provided. A private, furnished therapy office awaits. Caseload will begin at approximately 5-10 clients per week. A full caseload is anticipated within 3-6 months.
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The State of Alaska requires construction companies to be licensed, bonded and insured before submitting bids, performing work, or advertising as a construction contractor in accordance with AS 08..18.011, 08.18.071, 08.18.101, and 08.15.051. All advertisements as a construction contractor require the current registration number as issued by the Division of Occupational Licensing to appear in the advertisement. CONSUMERS MAY VERIFY REGISTRATION OF A CONTRACTOR. Contact the AK Department of Labor and Workforce Development at 907-269-4925 or The AK Division of Occupational Licensing in Juneau at 907-4653035 or at www.dced.state.ak.us/acc/home.htm
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NOTICE OF INTENT TO BEGIN ENGINEERING AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES Project: Sterling Safety Corridor Improvements MP 82.5 to 94 Project No.: CFHWY00130/0A33026
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The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) is soliciting comments and information on a proposal to reconstruct approximately 11 miles of the Sterling Highway between Sterling and Soldotna, Alaska. The reconstruction would widen the highway from two to four lanes from approximately MP 82.5 to 94. The purpose of the proposed project is to improve safety and mobility for people and freight along this segment of the highway.
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The proposed work would: • Expand the existing road to a four-lane divided facility o Five-lane sections would be constructed to tie into existing lane configurations at each end of the project • Install median breaks with dedicated left-turn lanes to accommodate reasonable access to adjacent lands o Dedicated right-turn lanes would be installed at some side road intersections o Some access would change to right-in/right-out with U-turn lanes available at the median breaks • Adjust access management o Realign a portion of Scout Lake Road o Upgrade or construct new frontage and connection roads o Consolidate access points and realign approaches to frontage or connection roads o Minimize driveways directly accessing the Sterling Highway • Reconfigure roadway geometry to meet current design standards • Install or replace weigh-in-motion stations and automated traffic recorders • Relocate utilities • Clear and grub vegetation • Install new or replace striping, signing, lighting, and guardrail • Construct pedestrian facilities • Storm water drainage facility improvements
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This proposed project will comply with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act; Executive Orders: 11990 (Wetlands Protection), 11988 (Floodplain Protection), 12898 (Environmental Justice), the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, and U.S. DOT Act Section 4(f).
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Brian Elliott, Regional Environmental Manager DOT&PF Preliminary Design & Environmental P.O. Box 196900 Anchorage, Alaska 99519-6900
If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact Kelly Summers, P.E., Project Manager, at 269-0546 or Drew von Lindern, Environmental Impact Analyst, at 269-0551. It is the policy of the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) that no person shall be excluded from participation in, or be denied benefits of any and all programs or activities we provide based on race, religion, color, gender, age, marital status, ability, or national origin, regardless of the funding source including Federal Transit Administration, Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Highway. Pub:Nov 27, 28, & 29, 2019
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Family Feud ‘PG’
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(30) TBS (31) TNT
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(46) TOON 176 296 (47) ANPL
(61) FOOD 110 231 (65) CNBC 208 355 (67) FNC
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Old flame is on man’s mind while marriage loses intimacy DEAR ABBY: I am in gone. I feel like I should a 14-year marriage, but go the other direction bethere has always been cause she wants kids and another woman, “Emily,” still loves me deeply after I have thought about all these years. Please almost daily the whole advise. — WRESTLING time. My wife and I have WITH IT IN WISCONSIN just turned 40. We have DEAR WRESTLING: no kids, but we have a Clearly you have never dog. I always thought I stopped talking to Emily. would want kids, and we Quit “wrestling” and talk Dear Abby tried half-heartedly, but with your WIFE. She may Jeanne Phillips there is no real intimacy have ended your last to this day. I kiss her sexual encounter because goodbye in the morning and, for it was physically painful or because years, that’s been it. she no longer feels emotionally conEmily is all in on a relationship nected to you. with me still to this day. We had a The person who can help you great relationship with great sex, and determine what to do next is the I miss all of that. I’m struggling about woman to whom you are married. the right thing to do, partly because I Whether this marriage is salvageable know the pain this will cause. is debatable, but this I do know: A My wife and I still have good times healthy marriage takes TWO comtogether with friends, but when mitted individuals, and in this case, we’re home, it’s like we’re just best one of them (you) has been missing friends with no benefits. One of the in action. last times we had sex, she ended it abruptly. The flame I felt for her is DEAR ABBY: I am an older
woman who finally got fed up with my husband’s cellphone addiction. Since he would no longer speak to me but spent all his time scrolling on his device, I went out and bought a realistic-looking baby doll. When he pulled out his cell, I pulled out my doll. I talked to it, fiddled with its buttons and carried it everywhere. He finally yelled at me, “It’s not real!” to which I replied, “It’s real; it’s just not alive. LIKE YOUR CELLPHONE.” This final scene was played out in the dining room of our country club, which was filled with members. The phone and “baby” stayed in the car after that. We laugh about it now, and she’s resting comfortably in her carrier, just in case she’s ever needed again. — THOUGHT I’D SHARE THIS DEAR THOUGHT: I hesitate to endorse implied threats in marital disagreements, but your solution worked — brilliantly. So who am I to argue with success? Congratulations! DEAR READERS: Tomorrow is
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Thanksgiving, and no Thanksgiving would be complete without sharing the traditional prayer penned by my dear late mother: Oh, Heavenly Father, We thank Thee for food and remember the hungry. We thank Thee for health and remember the sick. We thank Thee for friends and remember the friendless. We thank Thee for freedom and remember the enslaved. May these remembrances stir us to service. That Thy gifts to us may be used for others. Amen. Have a safe and happy celebration, everyone! — Love, ABBY Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.
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ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHH Reach out for someone at a distance. Do not hesitate to confirm what you hear if you feel somewhat confused by the message. A conversation or the seed of a new idea might distract you. Tonight: Be entertained.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHH One-on-one relating draws a loved one or key associate much closer. Together, you could opt to
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHH Others seem to do more than you thought they would. In a way, you lose your sense of direction if a key person becomes involved with a mutual interest. You could see a boss or a higherup as vague yet inspired. Tonight: Confirm plans.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH You might not be sure of the long-term ramifications of a decision. You could be too tired for your own good. Examine new possibilities presented by a coworker or a friend you often share with. Tonight: Don’t push too hard.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHHH You have an innate love of adventure and meeting different people. You might not be reading another person as clearly as you would like. You might not even be aware of the distortion. A partner leaves a confusing impression. Tonight: Go with the flow.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHH Stay centered despite an element of confusion, which you
HHHHH Keep conversations going and listen with care to what others are saying. Note what is not being said as much as what is. Though you seem vocal and clear, as do others, an element of confusion runs through your day. Tonight: Hang at a favorite spot.
Dear Heloise: Please reprint your yummy recipe for those Crunchy Fruit and Nut Drops that my family loves so much. I need something to serve drop-in guests. — Jeannie W., Mount Pleasant, Mich. Jeannie, this is one of my favorites. You’ll need: 6 ounces Swiss milk chocolate 1 cup oven-toasted corn cereal or rice cereal 1/2 cup toasted oat cereal or whole-grain wheat and barley cereal nuggets 1/3 cup golden raisins 1/3 cup crushed peanuts or finely pitted prunes Put the chocolate in the top of a double boiler and bring the water to a boil. Stir until the chocolate melts, then remove from the heat. Add the cereals, raisins and nuts or prunes, and stir the mixture well. Drop the mixture by heaping teaspoons onto a waxed-paper-lined baking sheet and chill. Makes about 40 drops. If you like this recipe, there are more easy and quick recipes for the holidays in my Heloise’s Fudge and Other Recipes pamphlet.
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AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHH A friendship makes you click your heels with happiness. This person is unusually important to you. Do not play games with your finances or make any investments. You could easily lose money at the moment. Tonight: Where the crowds are.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHH Curb spending if possible. You might find a certain object or purchase perfect and decide not to hold back. Be aware of the costs. Check expenses, your change and any matter involving finances. Tonight: Catch a jam session.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
HHHH A new beginning in your life could occur today or be the result of events triggered today. A partner could be put off by all the action around you. You could be confused about an investment, possibly with real estate. Tonight: Make it a fun night at home.
MASHED POTATOES Dear Heloise: When using a hand mixer on mashed potatoes, place the bowl in the sink. There’ll be less mess splattered on the kitchen cabinets and walls! — Gloria S., Dime Box, Texas
IT COST HOW MUCH? Dear Heloise: When I got home today and put all the groceries away, I checked the grocery tab and discovered that I was charged for veal instead of ground beef. I brought it back to the store with the receipt and got a full refund. Going forward, I will always check my grocery tab, because people can make mistakes, and items can be mislabeled. — Helen G., Dickinson, N.D. Helen, this is an excellent idea! — Heloise
HHH Others look to you to take the lead. You can be unusually dynamic when pursuing a heartfelt goal. The problem is that you might not be getting the full story around this project, and you could be disappointed. Tonight: A must appearance.
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To get a copy, send $2, along with a stamped (55 cents), self-addressed, long envelope, to: Heloise/ Fudge, P.O. Box 795001, San Antonio, TX 782795001. — Heloise
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HH You may want to vanish. Your sixth sense suggests that you may hit a moment or two of difficulty in a conversation, which would be best avoided. You seem to know what is about to happen before it occurs. Tonight: Get some extra R and R.
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hints from heloise CRUNCHY FRUIT AND NUT DROPS
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feel stems from a specific person. It’s possible that you might be the source of confusion and not realize it. A family member dominates, especially when eyeing a repair. Tonight: At home.
BORN TODAY Actor/martial artist Bruce Lee (1940), musician Jimi Hendrix (1942), TV host Bill Nye (1955)
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This year carries an element of inspiration. How you direct this energy depends on your lifestyle and vision. You could manifest a long-term dream. If single, someone you choose to date could be different from the ideal image that you created. Time is important when getting to know someone this year. If attached, you might not be seeing your sweetie realistically. With that knowledge, do not make major judgments about your relationship this year. SAGITTARIUS cannot be held back once they have a mission! The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult
take more risks than usual. Be sure that breaking boundaries feels comfortable for you. Tonight: A friend adds confusion.
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Labour’s Corbyn struggles with anti-Semitism charge By Gregory Katz and Pan Pylas Associated Press
LONDON — Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn struggled Tuesday to defuse harsh criticism about antiSemitism leveled at both himself and the party by Britain’s chief rabbi. In what was arguably his most difficult day in the general election campaign so far, Corbyn faced a multitude of questions over Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis’ damaging remarks in The Times newspaper. The influential rabbi implied that Corbyn was unfit for high office and that Labour’s efforts to tackle anti-Semitism were a “mendacious fiction.” The “overwhelming majority” of Britain’s Jews, he added, were “gripped by anxiety” about Corbyn’s possible election. “A new poison, sanctioned from
the top, has taken root in the Labour Party,” he said. While voicing his disapproval of all forms of racism, including anti-Semitism, Corbyn declined repeatedly to apologize during a prime-time BBC interview for any anti-Semitism that has occurred in the Labour Party over the past few years. “We will not allow anti-Semitism in any form in our society because it is poisonous and divisive, just as much as Islamophobia or far-right racism is,” Corbyn said in the interview with the veteran BBC broadcaster Andrew Neil. Corbyn insisted he had “strengthened” Labour’s processes on how to deal with anti-Semitism in the party since a written warning was given to a member who questioned the number of people who died in the
Holocaust. “There are a very, very small number of people in the Labour Party that have been sanctioned as a result of complaints about their antiSemitic behavior,” Corbyn said. “As far as I’m concerned one is one too many and I’ve ensured action (has been) taken on that.” The ongoing questions about antiSemitism have damaged traditionally strong ties between Britain’s Jews and the Labour Party, prompting many members to quit the party in disgust. Anti-Semitism is cited as one of the main reasons by many people as to why they won’t vote for Labour in the Dec. 12 general election. The rabbi’s broadside represented a break from his traditional position of not commenting on party politics. Though Corbyn has been repeatedly
criticized for tolerating anti-Jewish comments from party members, he’s not faced anything quite so acute from someone in the Jewish community’s hierarchy. At a campaign event earlier, Corbyn sought to allay concerns by insisting that if he becomes prime minister, he wants to lead a government that has an “open door” to all faith leaders. He said he would invite Mirvis and other religious leaders “to come talk to us about what their concerns are” and said no community would feel at risk because of their faith. Corbyn, 70, has long been a champion of Palestinian rights and critical of the Israeli government. He has at times appeared to be sympathetic to the grievances of groups such as Hamas and Hezbollah. The rabbi’s damaging column was
published on the day Labour was launching its “race and faith” platform as part of its campaign to win voters with its views on tolerance and equality. The left-wing party pledged in its platform to teach children about the legacy of the British empire, including slavery and colonialism, and also says it will treat attacks on places of worship as a specific aggravated offense. Outside the launch event, protesters put up anti-Labour posters including one that read, “a vote for Labour is a vote for racism.” Mirvis’ was not echoed by the whole Jewish community. Alf Dubs, a Labour member of the House of Lords who came to Britain in the 1930s as a child refugee fleeing the Nazi, said he believed the attack had been “unjustified and unfair.”
Settlement decision riles Palestinians By Mohammed Daraghmeh Associated Press
RAMALLAH, West Bank — Thousands of Palestinian protesters took part in a “day of rage” across the occupied West Bank on Tuesday, with some groups clashing with Israeli forces to protest the U.S. announcement that it no longer believes Israeli settlements violate international law. Around 2,000 people gathered in the West Bank city of Ramallah by midday, where they set ablaze posters of U.S. President Donald Trump as well as Israeli and American flags. Schools, universities and government offices were closed and rallies were being held in other West Bank cities. “The biased American policy toward Israel, and the American support of the Israeli settlements and the Israeli occupation, leaves us with only one option: To go back
to resistance,” Mahmoud Aloul, an official with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah movement, told the crowd in Ramallah. Demonstrators held signs reading: “Trump to impeachment, (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu to jail, the occupation will go and we will remain on our land.” At Israeli checkpoints near Ramallah, Bethlehem and Hebron, dozens of protesters threw stones at Israeli forces who responded with tear gas. There were no immediate reports of injuries. Later in the evening, the Israeli military said it identified two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip at southern Israel. One was intercepted by an Iron Dome missile battery. It was the second such attack in as many days by Palestinian militants, and Israeli aircraft retaliated with attacks on several Hamas sites in Gaza. There were no reports of injuries.
The protests came just hours after the death of a Palestinian prisoner in Israeli custody following a battle with cancer. Organizers had said the demonstrations — which were planned before his death — would also call for the release of Sami Abu Diak, 35, to allow him to die at his family’s side. Israeli officials denied the request. Organized by Fatah, Tuesday’s “day of rage” protested the Trump administration’s announcement on Israeli settlements last week. The decision upended four decades of American policy and embraced a hard-line Israeli view at the expense of the Palestinian quest for statehood. Israeli leaders welcomed the U.S. decision, while the Palestinians and most of the world say the settlements are illegal and undermine hopes for a two-state solution by gobbling up land sought by the Palestinians.
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Palestinian demonstrators burn tires Tuesday at checkpoint Beit El near the West Bank city of Ramallah as they clash with Israeli troops during the protest against the U.S. announcement that it no longer believes Israeli settlements violate international law.
Israel says the fate of the settlements should be determined in negotiations, even as it steadily expands them. Israel captured the West Bank and east Jerusalem in the 1967 Mideast war and quickly began settling the newly conquered territory. Today,
some 700,000 Israeli settlers live in the two areas, which are both claimed by the Palestinians for their state. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced last week that the U.S. was repudiating the 1978 State Department legal opinion.
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Dems push impeachment to next phase with Dec. 4 hearing By Mary Clare Jalonick and Lisa Mascaro Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The House Judiciary Committee is set to take over the impeachment probe of President Donald Trump, Democrats announced Tuesday, scheduling a hearing for next week as they push closer to a possible vote on actual charges of “high crimes and misdemeanors.” The Judiciary panel scheduled the hearing as the separate Intelligence Committee released two last transcripts from its depositions, including from a White House budget official who detailed concerns among colleagues as Trump ordered them, through intermediaries, to put a hold on military aid to Ukraine. Trump ordered the hold as he was pressuring Ukraine’s president to investigate Democrats — the issue at
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“It’s fantastic,” Barstad said of the neighborhood. “It’s really an inspiration to see different options that people can choose for how they want to live their lives.” The Kenai Intentional Neighborhood features six homes situated around a cul-de-sac off Forest Lane, each painted and designed differently to reflect the residents’ different preferences. The residents have a live-in support professional from Hope 24 hours a day to help them when they need it, but each person in the neighborhood has a substantial degree of autonomy when it comes to making decisions about their lives and their community. When the clubhouse was completed, for example, the residents got together to establish rules for maintaining it and created a rotating schedule that determines which house is responsible for cleaning at the end of every night. Kathy Fitzgerald is the mother of one of the residents, Kara Fitzgerald, and said that the neighborhood has been important in
the heart of the impeachment probe. Multiple government witnesses testified in impeachment hearings held by the Intelligence panel this month that Trump directed his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, to take the lead on Ukraine policy and that Giuliani pushed an “irregular” diplomatic channel. The Intelligence Committee is wrapping up the investigative phase of the probe and preparing its report for the next. Committee Chairman Adam Schiff has said the report could be released soon after the House returns from its Thanksgiving break. The initial Judiciary hearing on Dec. 4, the day after lawmakers return, will feature legal experts who will examine questions of constitutional grounds as the panel decides whether to write articles of impeachment against Trump — and if so what those articles will be.
Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., said Tuesday that his panel’s hearing will “explore the framework put in place to respond to serious allegations of impeachable misconduct.” Democrats are aiming for a final House vote by Christmas, which would set the stage for a likely Senate trial in January. Trump, meanwhile, tried to put distance between himself and Giuliani in a radio interview Tuesday. Asked by host Bill O’Reilly what Giuliani was doing on his behalf in Ukraine, Trump said, “I don’t even know,” adding that Giuliani had canceled one trip and had other clients as well. Asked directly if he had directed Giuliani to go to Ukraine on his behalf, Trump said, “No.” In a phone call to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on July 25, Trump had said several times
he would have Giuliani contact Zelenskiy. “Rudy very much knows what’s happening and he is a very capable guy,” Trump said to Zelenskiy, according to a rough transcript released by the White House. Trump and his lawyers are invited to attend the Judiciary hearing and make a request to question witnesses, according to Democratic rules approved by the House last month. The committee released a letter from Nadler to the president, saying that he hopes Trump will participate, “consistent with the rules of decorum and with the solemn nature of the work before us.” It’s unlikely that the president himself would attend, as Trump is scheduled to be overseas on Dec. 4 for a summit with NATO allies outside London — a split screen showing leadership that Trump’s allies might find favorable. The
Judiciary panel gave the White House until Sunday evening to decide whether Trump or his lawyers would attend. If Democrats stay on schedule, the committee will introduce articles of impeachment, debate them and then hold a vote, a process that could take several days. If charges are approved by the end of the second week of December, the House could hold a formal impeachment vote the third week of the month just before leaving for the holidays. The charges are expected to mostly focus on Ukraine. Democrats are considering an overall “abuse of power” article against Trump, which could be broken into categories such as bribery or extortion. That article would center on the Democrats’ assertion, based on witness testimony, that Trump used his office to pressure Ukraine into politically motivated investigations.
building and maintaining her daughter’s social connections without having to rely on her caretaker for a social life. “No matter how wonderful staff is, eventually they leave,” Fitzgerald said. “And when they leave, all of her social connection leaves, and here is my daughter who’s just devastated because her whole world has left and she has to start all over.” Fitzgerald’s daughter is autistic and nonverbal, so making friends and building new relationships can be difficult for Kara. Living in the neighborhood for the past year has changed that. “Now when they (staff) leave it’s not going to be the end of the world for her, because her neighbors are still gonna be here. Her life goes on,” Fitzgerald said. “She’s sad that somebody has left, but her life goes on.” Connor Aaronson is another resident of the Intentional Neighborhood, and he has a passion for music. Aaronson played the role of DJ during the open house on Friday. In his spare time he records a podcast called “The Heart and Soul of Pop,” during which he discusses the history and meaning behind his favorite pop songs.
Aaronson originally wanted to be on the radio, but when he learned that all the shifts at KSRM were already full, he decided to record the show himself. For the first episode, he did a deep dive on Janet Jackson’s hit 1997 song “Together Again.” That was last year, and Aaronson said that now he’s gearing up for season 2 with a full slate of 32 episodes. Aaronson records the podcast by himself, but occasionally he does have some fictional characters fill in for him on the show, with appearances made by Barbie, Annie the Orphan and Lil from “The Rugrats.” “When it came to a particular kind of song that related to those fictional characters, that’s when I kind of had the big idea,” Aaronson said. “And they ended up being so funny to my listeners that they became popular.” Mallory Hamilton drove down from Anchorage to celebrate the open house with her daughter, Harley. Hamilton said that she had already known about intentional neighborhoods like this one after seeing examples around the country and always knew it was the life she wanted for her daughter. “It was really a dream come true for me and my husband,”
Hamilton said. “I’m secure in knowing that she has a home for the rest of her life, and it’s in a community where people will be watching out for each other.” Hamilton explained that her daughter has a dual diagnosis and deals with both autism and Down syndrome, but it’s the autism that presents her with the most challenges. “She struggles with social things, has a lot of sensory issues … but since she’s been here, she’s grown so much,” Hamilton said. “She’s become more and more independent, and she makes me proud every day.” Hamilton also talked about how having her daughter involved from the beginning of the project made Harley feel at home in her new environment. “We did all of the furniture shopping together,” Hamilton said. “We picked out fabrics and I made all of her curtains and her bedding, we up-cycled furniture, so she’s really invested. It’s her home and she knows it.” Resident Amber Becker is Kara Fitzgerald’s roommate, and she said that she enjoys living there because the neighborhood is surrounded by nature. An appreciation of wildlife and the natural
world is part of what drew each resident to the community. “Half the time it’s cold and dusty and dreary, and sometimes it’s wild and wacky and full of wildlife,” Becker said. “Especially the turkeys when they come and bang on your windows or try to get in the house.” Becker was living with her parents before she moved here, and one complaint she had about living there was that it was always noisy. Here the neighborhood is much quieter. “It’s totally different. It’s nice, kinda quiet,” she said. “I like the quiet but I like the community better. We have a lot of fun together, like pranks once in a while.” Becker shot a playful look at her neighbor Patrick Gifford at the mention of pranks, and it was clear by his reaction that Gifford was one of the main practical jokers of the group. Gifford helps coach boys basketball in Kenai and is a frequent hunter, and during the open house in the new Gathering Place he was bragging about the moose he had shot last year. “I like this new center. It’s nice out here, other than all the turkeys being loud,” Gifford said.
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copper-and-gold mine in Southwest Alaska’s Bristol Bay region argue the corps’ draft analysis is scientifically inadequate. Newman told reporters Tuesday the corps received a lot of in-depth resources and thoughtful comments from public and agencies to help refine its analysis.
Police release name of woman who died in crash ANCHORAGE — Anchorage police have released the name of a driver killed Sunday in a crash along the Glenn Highway. Police say 68-year-old Leola Graf died in the afternoon crash. The cause is under investigation. Graff shortly before 3 p.m. was driving away from the city when her full-size pickup crashed into another pickup near the Muldoon Road exit. A sport utility vehicle also was struck. Police say speed and slick conditions contributed to the crash. Emergency responders pronounced Graf dead at the scene. An adult with critical injuries was taken to a hospital. Two other adults with unknown injuries were also transported to a hospital.
Anchorage police, FBI seek suspect in credit union robbery ANCHORAGE — Anchorage law enforcement officers are looking for a man who robbed a credit union. Anchorage police say the unidentified man on Monday afternoon held up a branch of the Alaska USA Federal Credit Union on west 36th Avenue. The man was dressed in black and he wore a ski mask. He entered the credit union shortly after 3:30 p.m. The suspected handed a demand note to a teller and said he had a gun. The man grabbed cash, ran out of the building and headed south. Police say people with information about the robbery should contact the FBI office in Anchorage.
Bethel public building’s rotting floor could bring high cost BETHEL — An Alaska city faces millions of dollars in repair or replacement costs due to a rotting floor in a public building, officials said. Officials in Bethel must decide on the
method and possible costs to address the water-damaged floor in the city’s Public Works Department building, KYUK-AM reported. There are rotted beams and detached girders and brackets below the floor of the building constructed in the early 1980s. Parking water trucks in the building allowed water to penetrate various areas, Acting City Manager Bill Howell said. The city noticed the problem this summer as employees watched water trucks leave the building. “The floor would press down a few inches, and then spring back up when the weight was off of it,” Howell said. Options include a $1 million to $1.5 million floor replacement, with the possibility of wall repairs of $5 million to $6 million. Bethel could also replace the building for about $30 million, Howell said. The city council recently approved $150,000 for emergency repairs and an engineering report assessing the damage. “We want to stabilize anything that’s in imminent danger of collapsing or breaking,” he said. Heavy equipment has been moved outside and water trucks are being parked beside the building, Howell said, noting that the structure is too small to support the entire Public Works Department. The city also requested $7 million in assistance from the state, which previously provided funding to help rebuild the city’s fire and police department buildings. “If we don’t do something those beams will continue to rot, and you could have a piece of heavy equipment or large sewer water truck fall through the floor,” Howell said.
Fairbanks woman charged with crashing stolen SUV, injuring 4 FAIRBANKS — A Fairbanks woman suspected of crashing a stolen sport utility vehicle into a small sedan and injuring four people has been arrested on felony charges. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported that 28-year-old Kyianna Rhodes is charged with assault, vehicle theft and other counts. Her attorney at the Alaska Public Defender’s office did not reply to a request for comment Tuesday. Police say Rhodes on Sunday morning stole an SUV that had been left running in a parking lot and drove home. Police say that as officers approached, Rhodes got back into the SUV, rammed a police car and took off. Police estimate she was traveling at 85 mph when she struck the small car at Mile 345.5 Parks Highway. A passenger in the back seat had to be extricated. — Clarion news services
November 27, 2019 edition of the Peninsula Clarion