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Bear blamed for damaged cars in Kodiak lot Authorities are investigating whether the breakins are the work of a single, repeat offender. Associated Press

KODIAK — A bear has been blamed for a pair of vehicle break-ins at an Alaska airport parking lot that resulted in thousands of dollars in damage to one car, officials said. The vandalism occurred at the Island Air terminal parking lot adjacent to the Kodiak Benny Benson State Airport, The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Wednesday. Vehicle owners Doreen Phillips and Alyssa Brenteson are both residents of Akhiok, a village about 90 miles from Kodiak. Brenteson parked her car for two days at the lot and returned to find a caved-in roof, broken window, ripped seats, and muddy bear prints and fur covering her car, she said. An estimate determined Brenteson’s car had $15,000 in damages, she said. Brenteson noticed Phillips’ car experienced similar damage two days later, she said. The Island Air lot is near a wooded area and separate from the longterm parking lot at the airport, which charges $5 per day. Brenteson and Phillips use the free parking area while making regular trips to buy groceries and do other errands, they said. The vandalism was unusual because of a lack of fragrant items such as food or trash, which is a feature common to bear break-ins, said Department of Fish and Game wildlife biologist Nate Svoboda. “It’s kind of odd for a bear to break in if there was nothing else to attract it,” Svoboda said. There have been five reports of bears going into vehicles in Kodiak since the beginning of the year, Svoboda said. Alaska Wildlife Troopers are investigating whether the break-ins are the work of a single, repeat offender. “We live in a place where we have to be more aware of bears breaking in than humans,” Phillips said.

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Community emergency training offered By Brian Mazurek Peninsula Clarion

Next week, the Kenai Peninsula Borough will hold another round of volunteer training for those who want to have the skills to step up when a natural disaster or other emergency hits the community. Starting Monday, Dec. 2, the Borough’s Office of Emergency Management will conduct training for their Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program. The program

consists of 28 hours of training over seven days and covers topics including fire suppression, light search and rescue, disaster medical treatment, disaster psychology and team organization. Jade Gamble, program manager for OEM, said that attendance at all of the sessions is required in order to complete the course, but makeup days can be scheduled for those unable to make it to all of them. Upon completion, volunteers will receive a backpack full of response equipment

and will have the opportunity to sign up to be one of the citizen responders in the event of an emergency. Gamble said that this year, for example, CERT volunteers staffed the Borough’s call center during the Swan Lake Fire, taking more than 5,000 phone calls, and helped prepare the communities of Sterling and Cooper Landing for evacuation. “Having them at the call center was great because when people would call us See CERT, Page A2

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CERT volunteers go door to door while simulating a neighborhood evacuation in Kenai during OEM’s Alaska Shield 2019 program April 13.

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Gravel pit target of proposed new rules By Victoria Petersen Peninsula Clarion

“We usually donate food every year but this year we decided to do something a little different,” Wolverton said. “We’ve got a group of people here that are just really committed to serving their community.” There were more than 50 people lined up for food or seated around tables in the church hall this Thanksgiving. Organizer Connie Combs said she was pleased with the turnout. “I see a lot of our church family here, but there’s also quite a few new faces, which is always good to see,” Combs said. The menu covered all the

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly will consider code changes that would affect gravel pit operations and permitting at its Tuesday meeting. Changes to material site code, including permits, applications, conditions and procedures, were introduced in an ordinance at the Nov. 5 borough assembly meeting. The proposed ordinance highlights a number of changes, including more detailed definitions throughout the material site code, increasing groundwater testing, increasing the buffer from water bodies to 200 feet, decreasing the number of hours operators can process and crush rocks, new sound level conditions and a new white noise alarm requirement, among others. Several of the proposed code changes were first explored in the borough’s Material Site Workgroup, which was established in 2018 to “engage in collaborative discussion involving the public and industry to make recommendations regarding the material site code,” according to the ordinance. The proposed ordinance takes into a c c o u nt c o m m e nt s from the community

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The field of 91 runners in the Turkey Trot 1.5-mile and 3-mile races take off from the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex on Thursday. The annual Thanksgiving Day event was held in particularly nasty conditions this year as warm temperatures, mixed with a weather front, caused slushy roads and icy pathways. Story and results from both races can be found in Sports, Page A7.

Church opens doors for Thanksgiving By Brian Mazurek Peninsula Clarion

The uniquely American holiday of Thanksgiving has people taking stock every year of the things for which they are most grateful. It’s also a holiday centered around food, as family and friends gather together to share a meal, break bread and pass the stuffing. For many Native Americans, the holiday is recognized as a Day of Mourning as they reflect on the suffering of their ancestors that coincided with the arrival of the original colonists. For the members of the College Heights Baptist Church, this Thanksgiving

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From left: Priscilla Tapangco, Carol Kvasnikoff, Annaleah Karron, Mike Karron, Charlie Karron and Allison Karron participate in the Thanksgiving community potluck at College Heights Baptist Church in Soldotna on Thanksgiving.

was an opportunity to open the church doors and invite the community to a potluck dinner — a first according

to Contessa Wolverton, who originally brought the idea to her fellow churchgoers.

State to pay back $50,000 over Alaska Hire lawsuit By Peter Segall Juneau Empire

The State of Alaska has agreed to pay $50,000 to a company that sued over the state’s Alaska Hire law, according to an agreement signed by the state earlier this month. Following a review of the law prompted by the lawsuit, Attorney General Kevin Clarkson issued an opinion on Oct. 3 saying the law was

unconstitutional. The suit was filed in July by construction firm Colaska, the state subsidiary of Colas UAS, and was being represented by former Alaska Attorney General Michael Geraghty. Alaska Hire had said companies must give preferential treatment to Alaska residents under certain circumstances when hiring for state projects. “There was no way for the

statute to survive a constitutional challenge,” Clarkson said at a press conference in October. Gov. Mike Dunleavy had decided not to spend limited state resources fighting a losing battle, Clarkson said at the time. The $50,000 is a repayment of the fines Colaska incurred for violating the Alaska Hire statute, and each side will pay its own legal fees resulting See hire, Page A3

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Gov. Mike Dunleavy (left) listens to Attorney General Kevin Clarkson during a press conference at the Capitol on Jan. 30.


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traditional bases: turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole and pumpkin pie for dessert. Also featured were a few unique items, including a pineapple and cheese casserole and a “harvest punch” made by church member Priscilla Tapangco, which was a cider made with Honeycrisp apples, cinnamon and ice cream. Tapangco said that she and others jokingly referred to the community

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potluck as an “Orphan’s Thanksgiving.” “There’s a lot of people around here that might have family living far away, so this is a good opportunity for those folks to come in and feel at home, even if they don’t know anyone,” Tapangco said. “I’m so thankful for this church and its community. I’ve never met so many people who care so deeply about serving others.” Many of the guests went around their tables and shared what they were thankful for this year, including Carol Kvasnikoff, who also expressed her gratitude to the church for

hosting the dinner. “I’m thankful for the people and community God has placed in my life,” Kvasnikoff said. “This is a wonderful place to be, and doing things like this really brings people together.” Three-year-old Allison Karron kept her list of things to be thankful for a little shorter: “Food and cookies!” Cindy Todd also kept her answer concise: “I’m thankful for Trump.” Jessica Siegersma and her daughters Elizabeth, Rebekah and Ally said they were thankful for their new puppy and for being able to spend the day with their

church family. “I’m also thankful that my grandparents are coming to visit for Christmas,” Elizabeth added. “And I’m thankful for Pandora,” Rebekah said. Billy Yoder gave a shoutout to those who aren’t able to celebrate Thanksgiving with their loved ones. “Like most, I’m thankful for friends and family,” Yoder said. “But I’m also thankful for everyone serving overseas right now, and everyone that’s working today. It’s tough to have to be away from your family, and I hope they know they’re appreciated.”

unreclaimed parcels registered as non conforming prior existing material sites which have not been regulated by KPB,” the ordinance said. “Certain additional conditions placed on material site permits would facilitate a reduction in the negative secondary impacts of

material sites, e.g. dust, noise, and unsightliness of material sites.” There are hundreds of material sites, including gravel pits, across the peninsula, according to the ordinance. At their Nov. 12 meeting, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Planning

Commission reviewed the proposed ordinance and recommended it unanimously along with a handful of amendments. A public hearing on the potential code changes will be heard at Tuesday’s assembly meeting at the borough assembly chambers in Soldotna.

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looking for information on the fire, they’d be talking to their friends and neighbors rather than people from out of state,” Gamble said. CERT volunteers also participated in a disaster and evacuation simulation in April of this year as part of Alaska Shield 2019, going door to door in a Kenai neighborhood and treating disaster victims in a Disaster Help Center. The borough started training CERT volunteers in 2004, and Gamble said that since then they’ve trained around 600 people. Several trainings are conducted every year and in different areas of the peninsula, including Homer, Seward and Cooper Landing, so that people in every community can be properly trained in emergency response.

“Any time there’s a disaster, people want to help,” Gamble said. “This training gives people the skills to help safely and effectively without feeling like they’re getting in the way of other emergency responders.” The training is free for volunteers and funded by the Borough. In order to sign up, go to or call Gamble at 907-262-2097. The CERT training will take place at the Donald E Gilman River Center, and the schedule is as follows: Monday, Dec. 2 from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3 from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12 from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Friday, November 29, 2019

Two Democrats call for investigation over how Alaska spent grant By Peter Segall Juneau Empire

Two U.S. Congressional Democrats are calling for an investigation into whether the State of Alaska misused federal grant funds from the U.S. Forest Service. But the Dunleavy administration is pushing back, saying the funds were appropriately used and the investigation is the result of a politically motivated attack. “This is another example of extreme environmentalists deliberately cherry picking information to distort and mislead the American public and members of Congress,” Dunleavy said in a statement on Nov. 20. “I respectfully suggest Congressman Grijalva and Senator Stabenow do their homework before asking a

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from the litigation, the court documents say. The agreement was signed on Nov. 8. Colas USA’s parent company, SECON, will cease all litigation against the state in return for the state repaying


federal agency to conduct a costly, time consuming and ultimately pointless investigation.” U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, and U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva, D-New Mexico, sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Inspector General Phyllis Fong on Nov. 18 asking her to look at how Alaska used a $2 million federal grant. Stabenow is the ranking Democrat on the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee, and Grijalva is chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee. Their inquiry follows a Sept. 24 news article by Elizabeth Jenkins at Alaska Public Media’s Alaska Energy Desk, that reported the state paid the Alaska Forest Association, a logging industry group, more than $200,000.

The grant was given to the state last year, as the USDA looks at lifting the Roadless Rule on the Tongass National Forest. That rule severely limits construction of new roads and has long been the target of governor’s administrations and business groups. As part of that process, the USDA must partner with state and local entities as cooperating agencies to determine the effects of lifting the rule. Some of that money went to the AFA, which promotes logging in the Tongass, according to documents obtained by APM via a public records request. Critics have said that was a misuse of funds, and that grant funds were meant for things like fire prevention, not industry groups. “It is critical that we ensure

this taxpayer funded grant was properly awarded and used,” Stabenow and Grijalva’s letter said. But the governor’s website posted a response Nov. 20 entitled “Governor calls out distortion and misinformation regarding federal Roadless Rule grant.” In the statement, the governor says AFA was given the funds to determine the economic and environmental impacts of logging were the rule to be lifted. But the statement cites the wrong source for the allegations of misused funds. “In July 2019, an extreme environmental organization based in Southeast Alaska filed a records request with (Department of Natural Resources) for documents relating to the grant,” it reads. Following a request for comment from the Empire,

the governor’s statement online removed any reference to the unnamed environmental group. The group being referenced, the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, did indeed file a records request but only after Jenkins did. In their letter, Stabenow and Grijalva cite the APM article from Sept. 24, not SEACC. “Our timeline clearly shows that we received our initial public request after the KTOO story,” said Dan Cannon, Tongass Forest Program Manager at SEACC. Cannon said SEACC filed its records request on Aug. 31, and received the information from the request on Oct. 17 after the news article was published. The Alaska Department of Natural Resources put out a press release on Nov. 20 initially citing SEACC as

the source of the funding allegations. After requests from APM and SEACC, that release was changed to identify Jenkins’ article as the primary source. Cannon provided the Empire with a series of emails between SEACC and state officials requesting clarification. As to what makes their organization “extreme,” Cannon said “if requesting information about how your state government is spending federal tax-payer money is extreme and radical, then it must be us.” In an email to the Empire, Dunleavy spokesperson Jeff Turner did not address the question asking why the governor chose to call SEACC an extreme organization. Turner did not immediately respond to a request for clarification.

the fines and ceasing enforcement of the law, according to the settlement agreement and mutual release contract made public. State Democrats and labor groups criticized the opinion at the time, saying the governor had shown a pattern of attacking workers rights. “I’m just blown away that a law that has received such

broad support for so long is just being abandoned by this governor,” Rep. Zack Fields, D-Anchorage, said at the time. Alaska Hire only applied in certain circumstances and was narrowly tailored in such a way as to not violate the U.S. or state constitutions. “They found a way in the Cooper administration to pass constitutional muster

and every administration has done so for 33 years,” Joelle Hall, director of operations of the Alaska AFL-CIO, previously told the Empire. Fields cited a case out of New Jersey where the U.S. Supreme Court had upheld preferential hiring laws. The law only applied in previously identified “zones of underemployment”

identified by the commissioner of labor and workforce development. Additionally, according the law, areas subject to Alaska Hire must fulfill a number of requirements, including having unemployment higher than the national average. Clarkson and Dunleavy maintained they supported the goals of Alaska Hire, but

said the law itself was, “clearly unconstitutional.” Clarkson said he was not the first attorney general to question the constitutionality of Alaska Hire. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Alaska has the highest rate of unemployment of all 50 states at 6.2%. The next highest state is Mississippi at 5.5%.

around the peninsula Turkey Trot hike The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge will host a Turkey Trot hike on Centennial Trail, Saturday, Nov. 30.

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.

Volleyball Club tryouts rescheduled Peninsula Midnight Sun Volleyball Club has rescheduled tryouts to Dec. 10, 11 and 12. Tryouts will be at the Kenai Middle School December 10-11 from 7-9 p.m. for the 18-yearold 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. 12 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@ to get the necessary forms, to arrange payment and to answer any questions. Please also visit our Facebook page @ Peninsula Midnight Sun Volleyball.

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 for further information or to be added to the email list.

Central Peninsula Fish and Game Advisory 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.

Brunch with Santa The Cannery Lodge we 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.

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Alcoholic Anonymous meetings take place seven days a week. Call 907-283-5722 or visit for more information.

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.

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

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.

Warm-up ski rally with lessons 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 ($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.

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 Highway). Parking available at the park.

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

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 at or in person at 1:30 p.m. the day of the race. There are entry fee discounts for Tsalteshi Trails Association members and anyone bringing a nonperishable food donation for the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank. Visit Tsalteshi Trails on Facebook each week for route maps and updates on trail conditions. For more information, email or call Jordan at 252-6287.


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Antidoping agency must stand up to Russia


t has become obvious that Russia’s shameless leaders don’t care what the world thinks of their systematic cheating in sports. Just another anti-Russian slander, declared Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, presumably with a straight face, when confronted with the latest evidence of Russian perfidy, this time of an attempted cover-up of past cheating. But doesn’t anybody in Russia’s hierarchy care that they have condemned a generation of Russian athletes, who should be gathering laurels as among the world’s best, to a purgatory of suspicion and alienation in the sports world? How can Mr. Lavrov — to use him as the face of a complicit cabal in the Kremlin and in the Russian sports bureaucracy — stand there and claim, again and again, that Russia is always the victim of foreign machinations in sports and “pretty much everything in every sphere of international life” when the young athletes of his country are being so grievously betrayed by the pervasive, elaborate and pathetically inept cheating of their own leadership? The latest findings are especially egregious as they deal with what was in effect a second chance for Russia. Following revelations about Russia’s incredible state-sponsored scheme at the 2014 Winter Olympics to swap tainted urine samples for clean ones through a hole in the lab wall, one of the conditions for Russia to return to the world sporting fold was for it to provide unaltered data from its Moscow antidoping lab. That deal was sharply criticized at the time as giving Russia a pass, but the World Anti-Doping Agency insisted that it was the only way to acquire the data. The data was delivered in January. Amazingly, it had also been doctored, as a committee led by Jonathan Taylor, a British lawyer, found. Worse, the Russians had slipped in concocted evidence designed to incriminate Grigory Rodchenkov, the former director of Russia’s antidoping lab who blew the whistle about its corrupt practices after he fled to the United States. The committee’s report has been forwarded to the World Anti-Doping Agency’s board, which meets in Paris on Dec. 9, along with recommendations for what would be in effect a four-year ban on Russia’s participation in global sporting events. Russians with clean records could still compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, but again without their national flag or anthem, as they did at the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. These are stern measures, and the least the antidoping agency should do. As of last year, the agency has the power to enforce its rulings on major international sports federations; until last year, individual federations were allowed to take their own measures, and many let Russia get away with barely a slap on the wrist. The International Olympic Committee, which has also been accused in the past of not dealing sternly enough with Russia, issued a statement on Tuesday saying it would support “the toughest sanctions against all those responsible for this manipulation.” Some athletes and sporting organizations outside Russia will wonder why Russian athletes are still being allowed to participate at all, given their government’s determination to continue flagrant cheating. The Olympic committee president, Thomas Bach, has opposed a blanket ban on the grounds that individual athletes who are clean should not be made to bear the blame for their leadership’s corruption. That may be fair. But only if the antidoping agency and the Olympic committee make it absolutely clear that they are prepared to deal sternly and effectively with the Russian officials who have perpetrated this fraud and occupy the very pinnacle of the Kremlin. A bill making its way through the United States Congress, the Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act, proposes fines of up to $1 million and prison sentences of up to 10 years for those involved in doping schemes. The antidoping agency doesn’t like the bill, fearing that it would give the United States too much extraterritorial power, and has been lobbying against it. The best argument would be to demonstrate that the agency itself can do its job. — The New York Times, Nov. 26

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Voices of the Peninsula | Josh Wisniewski

Lower Cook Inlet needs petroleum development moratorium


his past August, Hilcorp made a presentation at Land’s End in Homer to describe the seismic testing they were conducting for possible oil and gas development here in lower Cook Inlet. Hilcorp representatives presented themselves as a small company, with a guiding set of principles founded on community partnerships. Specifically, they identified a critical metric of their operating principles was to identify if a proposed undertaking was the right action, in the right place at the right time. Oil and gas exploration and development in lower Cook Inlet is unequivocally the wrong action in the wrong place at the wrong time. As a Kachemak Bay commercial and subsistence fisherman, I have a churning anxiety about the possibility of oil and gas development here as well as a sense of urgency and moral obligation to protect this area and our way of life. All residents of the lower Kenai Peninsula are part of the ecology of this place. We must work collectively to establish a permanent moratorium on oil and gas development in lower Cook Inlet to support long-term viability of our fisheries and our quality of life. Oil and gas development would irreversibly transform this area. A catastrophic oil spill on the scale of the Exxon Valdez spill in Prince William Sound or the Deep-Water Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico would result in irreparable ecological and economic destruction. Here at the end of the road system

we live in an incredibly unique and remarkable setting, on the shore of a rich marine ecosystem surrounded by state and federally designated parks, preserves and wilderness areas. We live in one of the few places in North America where all the pieces of a large interconnected ecosystem are intact, and functioning as it was prior to European contact. Few places provide the opportunity to live on the fringe of such a wild landscape. The quality of life we experience living here on the shores of lower Cook Inlet includes the ability to harvest from our local waters and the irreplaceable aesthetic natural beauty of the landscape. With the privilege of living here comes responsibility to give thanks to the resources we harvest, to protect them and to stand together against actions that could harm them. In the 1970s, area residents established the Kachemak Bay Defense Fund and stood united against the sale of oil leases in Kachemak Bay, ultimately resulting in the bay’s designation as a Critical Habitat Area in 1974. In the late 1990s, peninsula residents resisted proposed lower Cook Inlet oil and gas development lease sales 149 and 173. Residents argued that oil and gas development would cause irreversible harm to the environment, our fisheries and the socioeconomic, and well-being of lower Cook Inlet communities. Once again, we face this threat. Yet in 2019 the stakes are even greater

due to the unprecedented ecological stresses our home is experiencing from climate change. All sectors of our economy are connected to the biological productivity and ecological integrity of Kachemak Bay and Lower Cook Inlet. This includes our commercial, subsistence and sport fisheries, recreational use of Kachemak Bay State Park, wildlife tours and marine trades. The health of these sectors of our economy contribute to the broader Homer, Kachemak Bay and Kenai Peninsula economy from schools to welding shops, hospitals, restaurants and other local businesses. The cumulative impacts of oil or gas development combined with the impacts climate change and ocean acidification are already having on the integrity of our marine food web would radically disrupt our coastal Alaska way of life. As residents of this remarkable landscape we have a role as environmental stewards. Establishing a permanent moratorium on oil and gas development for lower Cook Inlet is critical for protecting the ecological integrity of our region, which is the cornerstone of our economy and quality of life. We need to collectively pursue this with a passionate and uncompromising urgency. Josh Wisniewski is a small boat commercial fisherman and a cultural anthropologist. He sits on the Board of Directors for the Alaska Marine Conservation Council, and lives on the south side of Kachemak Bay.

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Ads assail conservative legal group By Matthew Daly Associated Press

WASHINGTON — A liberal activist group is launching a digital ad campaign targeting the Federalist Society, a conservative legal organization that has championed judges appointed by President Donald Trump, such as Supreme Court Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch. The ads, to appear on LinkedIn and Facebook, assail major law firms that sponsored the Federalist Society’s recent annual dinner, where Kavanaugh addressed more than 2,000 people in tuxedos and gowns at Washington’s Union Station. The ads feature photos of a snarling Kavanaugh, along with Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who accused him of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers, a charge he denied. “The Federalist Society is rebuilding Kavanaugh’s image” through events such as its annual dinner, the ad charges, so why are the law firms paying for it? Sponsored by Demand Justice, the ads target a half-dozen prominent firms that sponsored the dinner, such as Kirkland & Ellis, where Kavanaugh served as a partner, as well as Sullivan & Cromwell, WilmerHale and Consovoy McCarthy, where a senior partner was recently confirmed as a federal appellate judge. The bare-knuckle ads are a rarity in the city’s genteel legal world and an example of the increasing toxicity of the political debate over Trump’s judicial nominees.

Demand Justice says the ads are the beginning of a sustained campaign “to hold accountable” people who help the Federalist Society “rehabilitate a sexual predator and attack the rule of law.” The Federalist Society declined to comment. Carrie Severino, a longtime Federalist Society member and policy director of the conservative Judicial Crisis Network, called criticism by Demand Justice and other liberal groups a badge of honor. The Federalist group “is a successful network of conservatives and conservative lawyers that are very effective,” Severino said. Liberal critics “don’t like that,” she added. The ads come as Trump and his allies celebrate his administration’s success in getting more than 160 federal judicial nominees confirmed by the Republicancontrolled Senate, including 48 appeals court judges. About a quarter of current federal appeals court judges were nominated by Trump. Senate Majority Mitch McConnell of Kentucky hailed Trump’s record on reshaping courts in an appearance with the Republican president this month. “And Mr. President, we’re going to keep on doing it,” he said. “My motto is: Leave no vacancy behind.” The Senate will begin considering eight more judicial nominees next week, including Sarah Pitlyk, a former Kavanaugh clerk who was deemed unqualified by the American Bar Association. Pitlyk, who has never tried a case, works for an anti-abortion-rights group. Many

Democrats opposed her nomination. Brian Fallon, executive director of Demand Justice, is a former adviser to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and former spokesman for Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer. He said Pitlyk’s nomination and the recent party line confirmation of Steven Menashi, a former White House lawyer named by Trump to a New York-based appeals court, show the importance of the ad campaign. Many of Trump’s nominees, Menashi among them, have ties to the Federalist Society, which has vetted and recommended dozens of conservative lawyers for Trump’s consideration as judges. “Trump is larding up the judiciary with people who are loyal to him,” Fallon said. The hard-hitting ads featuring Kavanaugh mirror the aggressive tactics conservative groups have used for years, Fallon said. “The other side has been playing for keeps when it comes the courts for a long time,” he said. “Democrats need to get back in the game.” Fallon angered more than a few Democrats recently with an ad criticizing Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., a moderate who has supported some Trump judicial nominees. Fallon’s group said Coons should have opposed nominees who refused to explicitly endorse Brown v. Board of Education, the Supreme Court’s landmark 1954 ruling that outlawed school segregation.




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Trump visits Afghan base, says Taliban want deal By Jill Colvin

Afghanistan and in the Middle East despite protests from top U.S. officials, Trump’s Republican allies in

Associated Press

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan — President Donald Trump paid a surprise Thanksgiving visit to Afghanistan, where he announced the U.S. and Taliban have been engaged in ongoing peace talks and said he believes the Taliban want a cease-fire. In his first trip to the site of America’s longest war, Trump arrived at Bagram Air Field shortly after 8:30 p.m. local time Thursday and spent 3½ hours on the ground, serving turkey, thanking the troops and sitting down with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. As per tradition, reporters were under strict instructions to keep the trip a secret to ensure the president’s safety in the country. About 12,000 U.S. forces remain in Afghanistan. Traveling with Republican Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming and a small clutch of aides, Trump appeared in good spirits as he was escorted around the base. First lady Melania Trump did not make the trip. Trump’s first stop was a dining hall, where he plated turkey and sat down for a

BAGHDAD— Security forces shot dead 40 antigovernment protesters during 24 hours of bloodshed amid spiraling violence in the capital and Iraq’s south, security and medical officials said Thursday, one day after an Iranian consulate

than 2,400 American service members have been killed since the war began 18 years ago.



Alex Brandon / associated press

President Donald Trump makes a surprise Thanksgiving Day visit to the troops at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, on Thursday.

meal. But he said he only tasted the mashed potatoes before he was pulled away for photos. During his visit, Trump said the U.S. and Taliban have been engaged in peace talks and insisted the Taliban want to make a deal after heavy U.S. fire in recent months. “We’re meeting with them,” he said. “And we’re saying it has to be a ceasefire. And they don’t want to do a cease-fire, but now they do want to do a cease-fire, I believe … and we’ll see what happens.” The trip came after Trump abruptly broke off peace talks with the Taliban in September, canceling a secret meeting with Taliban and Afghan

leaders at the Camp David presidential retreat after a particularly deadly spate of violence, capped by a bombing in Kabul that killed 12 people, including an American soldier. That ended a nearly yearlong effort by the U.S. to reach a political settlement with the Taliban, the group that protected al-Qaida extremists in Afghanistan, prompting U.S. military action after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. U.S. and international forces have been on the ground ever since. Trump ran his 2016 campaign promising to end the nation’s “endless wars” and has been pushing to withdraw troops from

40 Iraqi protesters slain in 24 hours Associated Press

Washington and many U.S. allies abroad. Tens of thousands of Afghan civilians and more

was torched. Iran condemned the burning of its consulate in the holy city of Najaf as violence continued into the night across southern Iraq, where security forces had killed 36 protesters and wounded 245 since Wednesday evening, the officials said. Another four protesters

were shot dead in the capital. The escalating violence and heavy response against demonstrators by a largely I ra n - b a c k e d g ov e r n ment threatened to intensify tensions, especially if efforts to implement electoral and anti-corruption reforms fail to placate protesters.

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Minister’s message | Rev. Stephen Brown

Taking time to bask in an intentional moment of thankfulness Luke 17:12-19 12 Then as He entered a certain village, there met Him ten men who were lepers, who stood afar off. 13 And they lifted up their voices and said, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” 14 So when He saw them, He said to them, “Go, show yourselves to the priests. ”And so it was that as they went, they were cleansed. 15 And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned, and with a loud voice glorified God, 16 and fell down on

his face at His feet, giving Him thanks. And he was a Samaritan. 17 So Jesus answered and said, “Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine? 18 Were there not any found who returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?” 19 And He said to him, “Arise, go your way. Your faith has made you well.” As you are reading this, presumably on “Black Friday,” I am planning to be at home, still contemplating

church briefs 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.

Apostolic Assembly of Jesus Christ events ■■ The Apostolic Assembly of Jesus Christ Sunday School Department will present the play, “A Savior is Born,” on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. This Christmas message will be performed by the children in story and song. Refreshments will be served in the fellowship hall immediately following the play. Everyone is invited to attend this special service commemorating the birth of Jesus. ■■ In what is an annual tradition, the birth of Jesus will be celebrated on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m., as a birthday party for Jesus, with special music and the giving of gifts to the work of the Lord. ■■ On Sunday, Dec. 22 at 5:30 p.m., the Apostolic Assembly

of Jesus Christ Choir will have special music in celebration of our Savior, followed by a wonderful and hopefilled Christmas message to conclude the service. All are welcome to attend these services celebrating the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. For questions, please call 252-1230.

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

Kasilof Community Church food pantry Kasilof Community Church Food Pantry is every Wednesday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for residents in the community who are experiencing food shortages. The pantry is located in the church office building next to the

this Thanksgiving weekend. I am long past feeling the need to get “my fair share” of fabulous bargains and shouldering and elbowing my way through the narrow aisles made more narrow by crates of cut-rate DVDs and Hot Wheels cars. I feel content, and for that I am very thankful. There were many years that I didn’t feel this contentment and I would be positioning myself as close to the front doors of the big box stores as anyone and politely (after all, I am a pastor) but

strategically planning to make my way to the most coveted deals. It has been awhile since I have realized I have reached “critical mass” (somewhere around 2011) and to be honest, more than critical mass to the point I have felt at times, burdened by my possessions. Too many times I have been in the company of the nine individuals who received something far beyond what they could have hoped for and yet were too busy to get to the Shop Mart for the next great thing,

rather than considering stopping and offering thanks for what they had received. So, today I am basking in an intentional moment of thankfulness. I have been given a wonderful family, grandchildren, people that mean the world to me. And, I am thankful that I am content. Don’t get me wrong, I hope all of those people who are enjoying the hustle and bustle of Black Friday get what they need; they can have mine if it helps. And, they are keeping our local

governments afloat with the taxes they are paying, doing their part to keep snow removal funded. I do hope that it will occur to them sooner than it did to me, that they too have been given so much more than we often appreciate and take the time to give thanks. It makes us well. Rev. Stephen Brown is the Lead Pastor at Kenai New Life Assembly of God at 209 Princess Street, Kenai. Stephen and his wife, have pastored in Kenai for 31 years. .

Kasilof Mercantile, about mile 109 on the Sterling Highway. All are welcome. Non-perishable food items may be dropped at this same location MondayThursday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Contact the church office for more information at 262-7512.

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

Fireweed Hall, located on campus at 222 West Redoubt Ave., Soldotna. The Abundant Life Assembly of God church, Sterling, will be joining us in this ministry and providing a hot meal on the second Sunday of the month at 4-6 p.m. at Fireweed Hall. The Soldotna Church of the Nazarene will offer the meal on the third Sunday of each month. Our Lady of Perpetual Help will offer on the fourth Sunday of each month. Our Lady of Perpetual Help would like to invite other churches to perhaps pick up one of the other Sunday evenings in the month. Call 262-5542.

from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or on Sunday from 9 a.m. until noon. For more information call 262-4657.

Awana Kids Club

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

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

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

Our Lady of Perpetual Help sets place at table A Place at the Table, a new outreach ministry of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Soldotna continues to offer a hot meal and fellowship and blood pressure checks to anyone interested. The meal is the second, third and fourth Sunday of each month, from 4-6 p.m. at

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

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

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

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

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

The Charis Fellowship Sterling Grace Community Church

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

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

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Church 283-7682

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


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


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

Funny River Community Lutheran Church

North Star United Methodist Church

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

St. Francis By The Sea

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


Christ Lutheran Church (ELCA)

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

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

Non Denominational

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

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

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

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

You Are Invited! Wheelchair Accessible


Our Lady of Perpetual Help


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

Nikiski Church Of Christ

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

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


Southern Baptist Non Denominational Kalifonsky Christian Center

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

Kenai Bible Church

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

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

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

College Heights Baptist Church

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

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

First Baptist Church of Kenai

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

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Friday, November 29, 2019

Sports and Recreation A7


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Friday, November 29, 2019

Helgeson finding role on surging Bears Kenai River forward has netted 15 points during team’s 10-game win streak By Joey Klecka Peninsula Clarion

When Anchorage’s Max Helgeson walked into the Kenai River Brown Bears main training camp in August as a free agent in the North American Hockey League, he carried a tendency of moving from team to team, and a desire to return to solid footing in Alaska. Helgeson had stints in four hockey towns, ranging from Iowa to New York, and injuries hampered his production as he scrambled to find a career in the sport he loves. “I was a suitcase there,” Helgeson said about his time playing hockey down south. Now, with his 19th birthday fast approaching, Helgeson appears to have found a place to call home, and he’s brought the fire. Helgeson is one of the numerous reasons the Brown Bears have experienced a resurgence in 2019. The versatile center has racked up 15 points during the team’s current 10-game win streak, including a big night last Saturday to cap a three-game weekend sweep over the rival Fairbanks Ice Dogs as a packed crowd of 1,859 Bears fans cheered on. Helgeson scored twice in regulation

against the Ice Dogs, then netted the only shootout goal to send the Bears to the three-game sweep over Fairbanks, his first experience in the Brown BearsIce Dogs rivalry. “It’s a fun place to play,” Helgeson said about the fan base that filled the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. “The environment’s awesome, the games get loud. It’s a fun place to play.” Overall, Helgeson has tallied 21 points in 25 games this year for Kenai River, after netting four points in 11 games with Janesville and Jamestown. Helgeson pointed to a two-game losing weekend to the Maine Nordiques in late October as the starting point to the current run. The fourth-best team in the NAHL East division, the Nordiques ran the Bears out of town with nine goals in two games, and Helgeson said that didn’t sit well with the Bears. “We saw it in each other’s eyes,” he said. “We knew we weren’t going to lose another game or lose three in a row again.” The team has since avoided defeat through 10 contests, and Helgeson has been a terror on the ice throughout. “We moved him to center a few weeks ago because he’s got a good brain for the game,” explained Kenai River See MAX, Page A8

Tangled Up in Blue


Kenai River Brown Bears forward Max Helgeson chases the puck along the boards against the Fairbanks Ice Dogs on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

By Joey Klecka Peninsula Clarion

The field of runners make their way down the Unity Trail early on Thursday at the Turkey Trot in Soldotna. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

The sloppy conditions may have contributed to the drop in race attendance, as the 91 runners Thursday was down from the 154 racers that showed up last year to clear skies, but the attitudes didn’t show it. Soldotna’s Shamicka Johnson won the women’s 1.5-miler. Johnson lives at Freedom House and said the weather wasn’t enough to deter her from showing up. “My hands are cold. And my feet,” she said. “I wasn’t sure if I was going

Kat Sorensen

Running through a wildlife refuge

Turkey Trotters greeted by slush Slushy pathways and icy roads couldn’t dampen the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday for the 91 runners that turned out for the annual Turkey Trot in Soldotna. Soldotna’s Jason Parks emerged as the winner of the 3-mile race and was joined by women’s winner Jordan Strausbaugh, also of Soldotna. Parks covered the three miles in a speedy 15 minutes, 30 seconds, beating runner-up Caleb Shaw by 4:23. Strausbaugh finished fourth overall in a time of 20:25, finishing comfortable ahead of women’s runnerup Ronna Martin of Kenai by 3:40. “I almost didn’t show up,” Shaw said. “I was laying in bed this morning and looked outside and thought, ‘I am not going’, but then, ‘You know what? I can get my butt out of bed and work for that turkey this afternoon’.” The race took runners down the Unity Trail bike path, starting from the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex and turning around at halfway for the return trip. The turnaround for the 3-mile race nearly reached Gas Well Road. The Turkey Trot funds benefited Freedom House for a third year in a row, an organization that operates faithbased recovery homes in Soldotna. The facility opened in May 2017 with a women’s recovery home and later opened a men’s residence as well.


to run today, but I decided I’d try.” Johnson was a fast high school runner where she attended school in Delaware and Vermont, but Thursday was the first time in nearly a year that Johnson had donned a pair of running shoes for a race, due to the recent birth of her son. Johnson said the long absence from running kept her expecations low, so she was somewhat surprised to catch a glimpse of the top men’s racers in front of her.

“I didn’t think I’d (catch) them,” she said. Daniel Warner, 9, led the 1.5-mile field to the finish, beating Soldotna’s Derek Black and third-place finisher and father John Warner. Daniel won in a time of 13:30, while Black finished six second behind and the elder Warner was 16 seconds back. Black works as a staff member for Freedom House, and said he didn’t register for the event until 10 minutes before the start after residents of the “I came out to support

our residents who were living at the houses, and they talked me into running it,” Black said. “Just jumped in there and did it.” Black said the bike path was cleared out well, leading to a better race experience than he was expecting. “I didn’t see anyone fall at all,” he said. Jason Parks continued his torrid 2019 pace with a sizzling run in the rain, running away from the See TROT, Page A9

he Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge isn’t quiet. When I ran through the Kenai Wildlife Refuge in November, the only thing I heard was crunching of the frosty leaves and the sound of my breath. In Florida, at the Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, there is a catalogue of sound. Unfortunately, from the three mile loop of trail near my grandmother’s house, I could still hear the highway beeps here and there, but those are quickly drowned out or dissipated. They are interspersed between the flapping of pelican wings, a symphony of calls from other birds and splashes as they continuously dive into the placid wetlands. Pelican Island is the first of the nation’s wildlife refuges, signed into existence by a soft spoken man with a big stick, President Teddy Roosevelt, but initiated by a German immigrant who just really liked to watch pelicans. Paul Kroegel lived on the west bank of Indian River Lagoon and was worried about the pelican population being depleted by people hunting them for feathers that made their hats prettier, so he would stand guard on the island, shotgun in hand, to protect the birds. Eventually, an ornothologist came out and realized the island was one of the last rookeries for Brown pelicans on the eastern coast of Florida. This was brought up to Roosevelt, a huge fan of conservation, and an executive order was signed. Roosevelt designated the land as a federal bird reservation, marking the first time the federal government put land aside for the sake of wildlife. I ran around the three mile loop in the refuge, stopping to read all of the signs and take in the sights. It was exciting, to be in a refuge so different from the one I had come to love. The heat and humidity got to me quickly, and the soft, sandy ground slowed me down, but I was happy to be able to explore. I found a boardwalk, leading up to an observation area. I was too early for the golden hour, when the sun is setting and all the pelicans return to the island, but I was just in time to take a nationwide trip. Across each board leading up to the observation deck is the name of a different national wildlife refuge. Dating back to Pelican Island, you can see all the unique places that are protected in this country. I came across a cluster of Alaska refuges, created in 1980 and was baffled when I realized Kenai National Wildlife Refuge wasn’t among them. It turns out that the refuge was created in 1941 as the Kenai See Blue, Page A8

Emerging Bobolink bird on peninsula puts future of bird species into question June 23, 2019 started as almost every other day this summer. Hot, dry weather dominated from Hope to Seldovia. It was, however, unique in the birding world. Three visiting birders in Homer spotted a displaying adult male Bobolink singing at Seaside Farms in Homer, Alaska. It was well-photographed and recordings of the song were also collected. The Bobolink is a stunning bird from the prairie region of the U.S. Males look like a blackbird that fell over backwards and landed in a bucket of yellowish white paint. The back of their head is dipped cream colored and most of their back is a grayish white, with the rest of their head and breast a glossy jet black. This species spends the entire winter outside of the U.S., ranging to southern South America. Over


Kenai National Wildlife Refuge the past several decades, ornithologists believe Bobolink numbers have been decreasing 1% to 1.5% per year. It is definitely one of the neotropical migratory birds people are concerned about in North America. The occurrence of a new species of bird on the Kenai Peninsula is not always earth shattering. My go-to saying is “birds have wings and will travel.” We expect to eventually see some bird species. These birds may have occurred in other areas of the state, but are just not recorded on the Kenai yet. For these species, it is just a matter of time. In other cases, we have no expectation of finding a particular species on the Kenai, but birds

sometimes lose their way, only to become documented by a fortunate birder. In the last five years, 17 new species have been entered into eBird. The majority of these new records fit into the first category where there was a reasonable expectation that we would see them eventually on the Kenai if we just kept searching. The Bobolink is what I would consider a hybrid of both types of new species sighting scenarios. It has been spotted in the state before, but all previous sightings in eBird were from southeast Alaska and spread out between 1991 and recent years. There was also a sighting from the Palmer area, but it never made it into eBird so the data is not readily accessible. Nothing about the pattern of See refuge, Page A9

This adult male Bobolink was singing and displaying in a distant field near Homer, Alaska. With the aid of a 500mm lens, astute birders documented the first occurrence of this species on the Kenai Peninsula. (Photo by Sarah Dzielski)


Friday, November 29, 2019

Blue From Page A7

National Moose Range, because the refuge’s story rests on the back of the big game. After a hunt in the late 1800’s in the Tustemena Lake region, word spread of a new territory with large moose and white sheep. Good news travels fast, and the area felt the impact of unregulated hunting quickly. One big game hunter, Harry E. Lee, who travelled to the Kenai in 1899 had a successful hunt, but wrote about some of the issues he saw. “I would like to suggest that the American sportsmen should by all means

Max From Page A7

head coach Kevin Murdock. “He’s skilled enough to make moves.” Helgeson grew up in Anchorage and followed University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolves hockey with his family. His parents Amy and Chad Helgeson are UAA fans, Max said, and that love for the hockey scene helped Max blossom into a young hockey star. He played in midget and bantam leagues with the Mat-Su Eagle U14 and the Anchorage North Stars U16 teams. Helgeson spent one year at West Anchorage High School, playing his freshman season for the Eagles before making the decision to pursue higher competition by heading south to play junior hockey. Helgeson finished his freshman campaign with 43 points in 26 games. From there, he worked his way onto the Cleveland Barons U16 squad in the Tier 1 Elite Hockey League, then spent a year with the Iowa Wild AAA U18 team, where he notched 32 points in 35 games. Stints with the Janesville Jets and Jamestown Rebels of the NAHL followed, as well as brief appearances for the New Jersey Rockets of the National Collegiate Development Conference, a tuitionfree junior hockey in the Northeast U.S. He also played on the Wisconsin Whalers of the NA3HL. Because the NCDC is not affiliated with USA Hockey, Helgeson lost playing time with junior leagues and dropped into free agency. Plus, he suffered a concussion in Jamestown and missed five weeks of playing time. “It was just a low point,” Helgeson said. “I’ve never experienced that before, and I never want to go through that again.” As he worked to recover from his concussion and lack of playing time, Helgeson reshaped his mental attitude and approach to the game. “It did look bad,” he said. “That’s why this year I kind of wanted to show what I got, all I can do, every single day in practice.”

Peninsula Clarion try to secure this tract of land from the Government as a game preserve, and I hope someone will take the matter in hand before another year, for the game is wantonly killed by market hunters every winter, and if this is not soon put a stop to, it will be entirely exterminated,” Lee wrote in a magazine, according to the refuge. The traveling word shifted from “there is good hunting,” to “we must protect this good hunting,” and reached all the way to Washington D.C., starting a new chain of events that led to the other President Roosevelt, FDR, signing legislation to create the Kenai National Moose Range in 1941. It turns out, no refuge is quiet, they’re all full of stories to hear.

That’s where the Brown Bears enter the picture. Murdock said at the team’s main camp in Blaine, Minnesota, this summer, Helgeson slowly separated himself from the other competition. The Bears made three swooping roster cuts that whittled the field down to the 28 players that would play on opening night. The team held a default “All-Star” game to aid in the final decision. “It was probably his best game of the weekend,” Murdock said. “He earned a spot in training camp on that.” Helgeson said he was informed of the team’s decision to put him on the roster after the NAHL Showcase tournament in September. “Yeah, confidence was definitely key in that,” he said. “Last year I struggled a lot and lost a lot of confidence, but this year, it’s been good getting that back. I’m playing more consistently and making plays out on the ice.” The Alaska product has since found a consistent role as a linemate to New York’s Kyle Valiquette and Wisconsin’s Trey LaBarge. Murdock said the Kenai River coaching staff debated Helgeson’s role on the team in the early weeks, pointing out that he appeared “onedimensional” in his play as a contributor. However, Murdock said the team realized that Helgeson was more versatile than he initially looked, which helped cement his spot. “He’s just taken off,” Murdock said. “We knew what kind of player he was in midget hockey, but weren’t sure where his game translated at this level. He’s just getting better every day.” Currently staying with billet family Pete and Heidi Iverson of Kenai, Helgeson said he’s comfortable in his role and atmosphere of winning with the 2019 Brown Bears, even as long as it took him. “You’ve got to find your role,” he said. “Every time you move up, you’ve got to find that spot where you fit, and how you can improve your game and do something for your team. “This year, I’ve finally figured it out and been able to play really good.”

Ole Miss botches chance to win on TD celebration By R.J. Morgan Associated Press

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi flushed away a golden chance at the Golden Egg. Luke Logan missed a 35-yard extra point after Ole Miss receiver Elijah Moore was penalized for celebrating a touchdown by crawling and pretending to urinate like a dog, and Mississippi State escaped with a 21-20 victory Thursday night in the 116th Egg Bowl. “That’s not who we are. We’ve been a disciplined team all year, and so just disappointed that happened,” Rebels coach Matt Luke said. “That’s not who he is. Elijah is a good kid, and he just got caught up in the moment.” Ole Miss (4-8, 2-6

Southeastern Conference) pulled within a point with 4 seconds remaining on Matt Corral’s 2-yard pass to Moore, but Logan hooked the extra point after Moore cost the Rebels 15 yards. The extra yards also preventedMississippifromgoing for a winning 2-point conversion. The penalty was another in a long line of unsportsmanlike conduct fouls between these two teams in recent years, and oddly not even the first one featuring a player pretending to pee. Luke said he knew that as emotions flared in the annual rivalry game that showboating would need to be avoided. “Absolutely,” Luke said. “We talked about it. We had five penalties. We just wanted to play a clean game. Nothing after the whistles or before the whistles was going to help us win the ballgame.”

Brown Bears host Magicians By Joey Klecka Peninsula Clarion

The red-hot Kenai River Brown Bears open a two-game weekend series at home against the Minnesota Magicians, with the puck dropping Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The Bears have gone undefeated in November with a 10-game win streak, fueled by a rabid offense averaging 5.1 goals a game. The 10-game win streak is tied for the longest in the North American Hockey League this year. Sitting at 17-5-1-2 and seven points clear of second-place Fairbanks in the NAHL Midwest division with the halfway point of the season bearing down on them, the Bears know there is pressure to keep the superlative run going and stay atop the division. Bears head coach Kevin Murdock said the team understands the task facing them. “For us, we’re looking at it as trying to get two points out of every game,” he said. “Whether it’s a 10-game win streak or a weekend with two games lost, we’re trying to stay up there in the standings. The team’s got some confidence and playing pretty well, but it’s unrealistic to think we’re going to win every game the rest of the season. “There’s going to be a point in time season when things aren’t clicking well, and with flu and cold season coming around, with the guys’ lineup banged up, it’s never a certainty.” Not only are the Bears riding the longest win streak in team history, but the crowds have returned to home ice at

the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. Instead of the half-empty bleachers that numbered in the couple hundred, the seats surrounding the Olympic-sized sheet of ice in Soldotna reached 1,859 on Saturday, with much of the benchside bleachers full as well. Murdock said he didn’t notice the crowd with his focus on the game, but afterward realized just how loud the place had become as the Bears defeated the Ice Dogs in a shootout. “The crowd was unbelievable,” he said. “I don’t think I really realized it until I saw a video of (Max) Helgeson’s shootout goal, which from that angle, those stands were absolutley packed. It got to the point where you couldn’t hear yourself think.” The stats bear out the team’s effectiveness this season — the Bears offense ranks second in the league with 95 goals, but are ranked 17th out of 26 teams on defense. Two players in particular have shined for Kenai River in the top seven in the league scoring — Eagle River’s Zach Krajnik is tied for league lead in assists (24) and tied for second in all points (32), and is on a hot streak with 16 assists in the last 11 games, and Michigan’s Theo Thrun is tied for second in goals (14). Murdock said that lies mostly in the consistency of the lineup. “Part of it is we haven’t changed lines much, which gets our chemistry going,” he said. “The line combinations are clicking with some guys.” The team also has a cornerstone goalie, Landon Pavlisin, who leads the league in wins (16-3-0-2), and, with the

most minutes on ice (1,313) is one of only six goalies with over 1,000 minutes of playing time. Murdock said the vastness of the Olympic-sized rink plays to the team’s strengths. “We may not have the biggest or strongest team, but we have guys that can skate really well,” he said. “You give them time and space, they can do it. It buys them time and space … it allows them freedom in the offensive zone, they can use their brain and their hockey sense. I don’t want to take that away from them because it frees them up for more plays.” The Bears are 3-1 against the Magicians this year, including a shootout loss and an overtime win at home in mid-October. The Bears lead the lead in power play opportunities, and are fifth-best at converting them into goals. Conversely, the Magicians rank 16th in the league in power play conversion, and are even worse at penalty killing at 22nd. Heading into this weekend, the Bears also acquired forward Skylar Gutierrez from the Lone Star Brahmas. Gutierrez is an Anchorage native with a Division I commitment to UAA, and if that name sounds familiar, Gutierrez played six games for the Bears two years ago. Murdock said Gutierrez is familiar with some of the current players, which he hopes will translate into instant chemistry. “He’s got some notoriety with our guys, the Anchorage guys,” he said. “He’s another guy that’s a good fit playing on a big sheet of ice. He skates well and has a pretty good brain for the game.”

Bears, Bills, Saints get wins ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — John Brown became the first Buffalo receiver to throw a touchdown pass and the Bills went on to beat the Dallas Cowboys 26-15 on Thursday. Bills quarterback Josh Allen ran for a touchdown and threw a scoring pass to Cole Beasley, who had 110 yards receiving and a touchdown in his first game against his former team. The Bills (9-3) got their first Thanksgiving win since 1975 in their first appearance on the holiday in 25 years. The Cowboys (6-6) stumbled after scoring a touchdown on their opening drive, giving Philadelphia a chance to rejoin them atop the NFC East after their fourth double-digit loss in the past six Thanksgivings. A lackluster showing for Dallas’ sixth

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NFL Standings AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA New England 10 1 0 .909 300 117 Buffalo 9 3 0 .750 257 188 N.Y. Jets 4 7 0 .364 198 258 Miami 2 9 0 .182 163 346 South Houston 7 4 0 .636 265 249 Indianapolis 6 5 0 .545 244 226 Tennessee 6 5 0 .545 245 217 Jacksonville 4 7 0 .364 209 264 North Baltimore 9 2 0 .818 386 202 Pittsburgh 6 5 0 .545 216 212 Cleveland 5 6 0 .455 233 252 Cincinnati 0 11 0 .000 157 292 West Kansas City 7 4 0 .636 308 256 Oakland 6 5 0 .545 228 284 L.A. Chargers 4 7 0 .364 224 218 Denver 3 8 0 .273 175 217 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Dallas 6 6 0 .500 310 236 Philadelphia 5 6 0 .455 243 247 N.Y. Giants 2 9 0 .182 217 308 Washington 2 9 0 .182 144 269 South New Orleans 10 2 0 .833 298 248 Carolina 5 6 0 .455 259 291 Tampa Bay 4 7 0 .364 312 335 Atlanta 3 9 0 .250 260 323 North Green Bay 8 3 0 .727 258 242 Minnesota 8 3 0 .727 289 205 Chicago 6 6 0 .500 212 208 Detroit 3 8 1 .292 280 315 West San Francisco 10 1 0 .909 332 163 Seattle 9 2 0 .818 292 263 L.A. Rams 6 5 0 .545 249 243 Arizona 3 7 1 .318 248 317 Thursday’s Games Chicago 24, Detroit 20 Buffalo 26, Dallas 15 New Orleans 26, Atlanta 18 Sunday’s Games Tampa Bay at Jacksonville, 9 a.m. Cleveland at Pittsburgh, 9 a.m. Green Bay at N.Y. Giants, 9 a.m. N.Y. Jets at Cincinnati, 9 a.m. Tennessee at Indianapolis, 9 a.m. Washington at Carolina, 9 a.m. San Francisco at Baltimore, 9 a.m. Philadelphia at Miami, 9 a.m. L.A. Rams at Arizona, 12:05 p.m. L.A. Chargers at Denver, 12:25 p.m. Oakland at Kansas City, 12:25 p.m. New England at Houston, 4:20 p.m. Monday’s Game Minnesota at Seattle, 4:15 p.m.

loss in nine games came four days after owner Jerry Jones blasted the coaching staff following a loss to New England. Allen was 19 of 24 for 231 yards and a career-best 120.7 passer rating as the Bills won their third straight game and solidified their hold on an AFC wildcard spot.

SAINTS 26, FALCONS 18 ATLANTA (AP) — Taysom Hill blocked a punt to set up his 3-yard touchdown catch, later scored on a 30-yard run and New Orleans beat Atlanta to clinch its third straight NFC South title. With Julio Jones inactive due to a shoulder injury, the Falcons had too little offense to keep pace with Drew

Johnson 3-12, McKissic 2-9, Blough 1-1. PASSING--Chicago, Trubisky 29-38-1-338. Detroit, Blough 22-38-1-280. RECEIVING--Chicago, Miller 9-140, Al.Robinson 8-86, Wims 5-56, Cohen 4-26, Montgomery 2-12, Horsted 1-18. Detroit, Hockenson 6-18, Golladay 4-158, M.Jones 3-40, Amendola 3-32, Johnson 3-17, McKissic 3-15. MISSED FIELD GOALS--None.

Bills 26, Cowboys 15 Buffalo Dallas

0 13 10 3 —26 7 0 0 8 —15 First Quarter Dal--Witten 8 pass from Prescott (Maher kick), 10:34. Second Quarter Buf--Beasley 25 pass from Allen (Hauschka kick), 8:01. Buf--Singletary 28 pass from Brown (kick failed), 1:52. Third Quarter Buf--FG Hauschka 41, 10:47. Buf--Allen 15 run (Hauschka kick), 3:37. Fourth Quarter Buf--FG Hauschka 26, 8:20. Dal--Bryant 15 pass from Prescott (Witten pass from Prescott), 4:01. A--90,445. Buf Dal First downs 22 32 Total Net Yards 356 426 Rushes-yards 34-124 19-103 Passing 232 323 Punt Returns 0-0 0-0 Kickoff Returns 3-56 0-0 Interceptions Ret. 1-0 0-0 Comp-Att-Int 20-25-0 32-49-1 Sacked-Yards Lost 4-27 4-32 Punts 3-42.0 2-40.5 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 3-1 Penalties-Yards 7-53 5-66 Time of Possession 33:18 26:42 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING--Buffalo, Singletary 14-63, Allen 10-43, Gore 9-11, Foster 1-7. Dallas, Elliott 12-71, Prescott 4-25, Pollard 3-7. PASSING--Buffalo, Allen 19-24-0-231, Brown 1-1-028. Dallas, Prescott 32-49-1-355. RECEIVING--Buffalo, Beasley 6-110, Singletary 3-38, McKenzie 3-34, Brown 3-26, Knox 3-17, Foster 1-20, Gore 1-14. Dallas, Cooper 8-85, Elliott 7-66, Witten 6-42, Gallup 3-63, Cobb 3-53, Austin 2-22, Jarwin 2-9, Bryant 1-15. MISSED FIELD GOALS--Buffalo, Hauschka 50. Dallas, Maher 47.

Saints 26, Falcons 18 New Orleans Atlanta All Times AST

Bears 24, Lions 20 Chicago Detroit

7 3 7 7 —24 14 3 0 3 —20 First Quarter Chi--Al.Robinson 10 pass from Trubisky (Pineiro kick), 11:37. Det--Golladay 75 pass from Blough (Prater kick), 11:01. Det--M.Jones 8 pass from Blough (Prater kick), 4:12. Second Quarter Det--FG Prater 25, 3:10. Chi--FG Pineiro 30, :22. Third Quarter Chi--Horsted 18 pass from Trubisky (Pineiro kick), 4:44. Fourth Quarter Det--FG Prater 24, 10:47. Chi--Montgomery 3 pass from Trubisky (Pineiro kick), 2:17. A--65,412. Chi Det First downs 22 19 Total Net Yards 419 364 Rushes-yards 23-88 27-105 Passing 331 259 Punt Returns 2-(minu 3-14 Kickoff Returns 2-90 1-17 Interceptions Ret. 1-4 1-19 Comp-Att-Int 29-38-1 22-38-1 Sacked-Yards Lost 1-7 2-21 Punts 3-48.0 5-46.2 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0 Penalties-Yards 10-89 9-85 Time of Possession 30:50 29:10 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING--Chicago, Montgomery 16-75, Cohen 3-9, Trubisky 4-4. Detroit, Scarbrough 21-83,

7 10 3 6--26 0 9 0 9--18 First Quarter NO--T.Hill 3 pass from Brees (Lutz kick), 11:07. Second Quarter Atl--Graham 18 pass from Ryan (kick failed), 12:35. NO--FG Lutz 22, 9:05. NO--T.Hill 30 run (Lutz kick), 1:53. Atl--FG Koo 45, :03. Third Quarter NO--FG Lutz 47, 5:54. Fourth Quarter NO--FG Lutz 42, 10:14. NO--FG Lutz 45, 6:27. Atl--Gage 13 pass from Ryan (pass failed), 3:26. Atl--FG Koo 43, 1:56. A--71,993. NO Atl First downs 14 27 Total Net Yards 279 348 Rushes-yards 18-95 26-89 Passing 184 259 Punt Returns 1-0 2-0 Kickoff Returns 3-38 2-76 Interceptions Ret. 2-47 0-0 Comp-Att-Int 18-31-0 35-50-2 Sacked-Yards Lost 0-0 9-53 Punts 4-48.5 3-29.0 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-1 Penalties-Yards 9-121 4-18 Time of Possession 24:23 35:37 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING--New Orleans, Kamara 11-61, T.Hill 2-33, Murray 4-2, Brees 1-(minus 1). Atlanta, Freeman 17-51, Ryan 3-21, B.Hill 4-13, K.Smith 2-4. PASSING--New Orleans, Brees 18-30-0-184, T.Hill 0-1-0-0. Atlanta, Ryan 35-50-2-312. RECEIVING--New Orleans, Thomas 6-48, Kamara 4-23, Cook 3-85, T.Smith 2-14, T.Hill 2-12, J.Hill 1-2. Atlanta, Ridley 8-91, Blake 6-57, Gage 5-52, Graham 4-41, Freeman 4-13, Hardy 3-28, B.Hill 3-24, Barner 2-6. MISSED FIELD GOALS--Atlanta, Koo 42.


Brees and the Saints. Atlanta recovered two onside kicks in the closing minutes, including one with 1:54 remaining, to make things interesting. Matt Ryan was sacked by Cameron Jordan on a fourth-down play from the New Orleans 44 with 38 seconds remaining. Ryan was sacked nine times, including four by Jordan.

BEARS 24, LIONS 20 DETROIT (AP) — Mitchell Trubisky threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to David Montgomery with 2:17 left, lifting Chicago past Detroit. The Bears took the lead on the nineplay, 90-yard drive and sealed the victory on the ensuing possession with Eddie Jackson’s interception.

NBA Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Boston 13 4 .765 — Toronto 13 4 .765 — Philadelphia 12 6 .667 1½ Brooklyn 9 9 .500 4½ New York 4 14 .222 9½ Southeast Division Miami 12 5 .706 — Orlando 7 10 .412 5 Washington 6 10 .375 5½ Charlotte 7 12 .368 6 Atlanta 4 14 .222 8½ Central Division Milwaukee 15 3 .833 — Indiana 11 6 .647 3½ Detroit 6 12 .333 9 Chicago 6 13 .316 9½ Cleveland 5 13 .278 10 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB Houston 12 6 .667 — Dallas 11 6 .647 ½ New Orleans 6 12 .333 6 San Antonio 6 13 .316 6½ Memphis 5 12 .294 6½ Northwest Division Denver 13 3 .813 — Utah 11 7 .611 3 Minnesota 10 8 .556 4 Portland 7 12 .368 7½ Oklahoma City 6 11 .353 7½ Pacific Division L.A. Lakers 16 2 .889 — L.A. Clippers 14 5 .737 2½ Phoenix 8 9 .471 7½ Sacramento 7 10 .412 8½ Golden State 4 15 .211 12½ Thursday’s Games No games scheduled. Friday’s Games Boston at Brooklyn, 8 a.m. Charlotte at Detroit, 3 p.m. Toronto at Orlando, 3 p.m. Milwaukee at Cleveland, 3:30 p.m. Philadelphia at New York, 3:30 p.m. Atlanta at Indiana, 4 p.m. Golden State at Miami, 4 p.m. New Orleans at Oklahoma City, 4 p.m. Utah at Memphis, 4 p.m. L.A. Clippers at San Antonio, 4:30 p.m. Dallas at Phoenix, 5 p.m. Chicago at Portland, 6 p.m. Washington at L.A. Lakers, 6:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games Denver at Sacramento, 1 p.m. Indiana at Philadelphia, 3 p.m. Atlanta at Houston, 4 p.m. Charlotte at Milwaukee, 4 p.m. All Times AST Men’s College Scores EAST Harvard 62, Texas A&M 51 Maryland 76, Temple 69 Penn 68, UCF 67 Southern Cal 54, Fairfield 47 SOUTH Memphis 83, NC State 78 North Florida 95, LIU Brooklyn 92 Seton Hall 81, Southern Miss. 56 Texas-Arlington 77, Elon 67 Wake Forest 65, Coll. of Charleston 56 MIDWEST Iowa 72, Texas Tech 61 Iowa St. 104, Alabama 89 Marquette 73, Davidson 63 Michigan 73, North Carolina 64 San Diego St. 83, Creighton 52 FAR WEST Arizona 93, Pepperdine 91 Gonzaga 73, Oregon 72, OT Long Beach St. 66, Providence 65 Tennessee St. 82, Cal Poly 72 Women’s College Scores EAST Ball St. 54, Lehigh 52 Rutgers 62, Vanderbilt 56 SOUTH Boston College 89, Tulane 76 Georgia Tech 79, Seton Hall 54 Indiana 71, South Carolina 57 Louisville 76, Texas-Arlington 67 North Carolina 71, Temple 58 S. Dakota St. 61, South Florida 50 MIDWEST Bucknell 56, Cincinnati 48 Creighton 82, West Virginia 75 Florida Gulf Coast 69, Notre Dame 60 Green Bay 73, Bowling Green 54 Iowa 100, Towson 72 SOUTHWEST Baylor 89, Washington St. 66

Syracuse 86, Houston 63 FAR WEST Mississippi St. 73, San Francisco 38 New Mexico 71, Missouri 68 Oregon 89, Oklahoma St. 72 Stanford 83, California Baptist 78 Washington 65, Iona 34


NHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 25 17 3 5 39 93 62 Florida 25 12 8 5 29 91 93 Toronto 26 12 10 4 28 87 85 Montreal 25 11 9 5 27 85 89 Tampa Bay 22 12 8 2 26 83 72 Buffalo 25 11 10 4 26 71 76 Ottawa 25 11 13 1 23 66 74 Detroit 27 7 17 3 17 59 104 Metropolitan Division Washington 26 17 4 5 39 95 78 N.Y. Islanders 23 16 5 2 34 69 58 Pittsburgh 25 14 7 4 32 89 68 Carolina 25 15 9 1 31 85 71 Philadelphia 25 13 7 5 31 75 74 N.Y. Rangers 23 12 9 2 26 77 80 Columbus 24 10 10 4 24 61 76 New Jersey 24 9 11 4 22 65 86 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA St. Louis 26 15 5 6 36 78 72 Dallas 26 15 9 2 32 72 62 Winnipeg 25 15 9 1 31 73 74 Colorado 24 14 8 2 30 85 70 Nashville 24 11 9 4 26 84 82 Chicago 24 10 9 5 25 69 69 Minnesota 25 10 11 4 24 69 82 Pacific Division Edmonton 27 16 8 3 35 86 77 Arizona 26 15 8 3 33 75 61 Vancouver 26 12 10 4 28 85 79 Vegas 27 12 11 4 28 81 80 Calgary 28 12 12 4 28 70 85 San Jose 26 13 12 1 27 74 88 Anaheim 26 11 11 4 26 71 79 Los Angeles 25 10 13 2 22 67 84 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Top three teams in each division and two wild cards per conference advance to playoffs. Thursday’s Games New Jersey 6, Montreal 4 Friday’s Games N.Y. Rangers at Boston, 9 a.m. Winnipeg at Anaheim, 12 p.m. Detroit at Philadelphia, 12 p.m. Ottawa at Minnesota, 12 p.m. Toronto at Buffalo, 12 p.m. Los Angeles at San Jose, 12 p.m. Colorado at Chicago, 12 p.m. Tampa Bay at Washington, 1 p.m. Arizona at Vegas, 2 p.m. Pittsburgh at Columbus, 3 p.m. Nashville at Carolina, 3:30 p.m. St. Louis at Dallas, 4:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games N.Y. Rangers at New Jersey, 9 a.m. Philadelphia at Montreal, 11 a.m. Washington at Detroit, 3 p.m. Ottawa at Calgary, 3 p.m. Carolina at Tampa Bay, 3 p.m. Columbus at N.Y. Islanders, 3 p.m. Buffalo at Toronto, 3 p.m. Nashville at Florida, 3 p.m. San Jose at Arizona, 4 p.m. Pittsburgh at St. Louis, 4 p.m. Chicago at Colorado, 5 p.m. Vancouver at Edmonton, 6 p.m. Winnipeg at Los Angeles, 6 p.m.

All Times AST


BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX — Assigned LHP Brian Johnson outright to Pawtucket (IL). KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Assigned C Nick Dini and RHPs Arnaldo Hernandez and Conner Greene outright to Omaha (PCL). National League PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Assigned LHP Williams Jerez and RHPs Luis Escobar and Montana DuRapau outright to Indianapolis (IL). FOOTBALL National Football League LOS ANGELES CHARGERS — Signed CB KeiVarae Russell to the practice squad. OAKLAND RAIDERS — Waived C Erik Magnuson. HOCKEY National Hockey League DETROIT RED WINGS — Recalled G Calvin Pickard from Grand Rapids (AHL).

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Friday, November 29, 2019


Runners stream down the Unity Trail early Thursday at the Turkey Trot in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/ Peninsula Clarion)

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field. In finishing secon d, Shaw said he was simply concerned with running the best time he could in the slick conditions. “I was hoping to cut my time a little bit, but it was hard to do because it was so slick out.” Shaw said. “The biggest challenge was the ice.” Parks got out to an early lead, Shaw said, and easily scampered away from the field. While Parks donned race shoes, spandex and a singlet, Shaw raced in street clothes, which were sopping wet by the time he reached the finish. “It was really slick, really slushy,” Shaw said. “Obviously

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those previous sightings would make you think it would end up on the Kenai Peninsula. It also does not fit into the category of a one-time sighting with no expectations of ever seeing it again, since it had been seen elsewhere on multiple occasions. Interestingly, the Bobolink’s occurrence in southcentral Alaska was actually predicted from climate suitability models that the Audubon Society copleted in 2017 for the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. These scientists identified several grassland species that could become colonizers of the western Kenai Peninsula by the end of the century based on the current and predicted temperatures and other climate variables. In 2019, Audubon

I got soaked, but overall a good race, a good run. It was really cool.” Jordan Strausbaugh is a runner on the Soldotna High School cross-country team, but is currently training with the nordic ski program. Since the lack of snow has left athletes unable to train on skis, Strausbaugh said Thursday’s run was a good way to keep her competitive edge, even with the challenging conditions. “It was so slippery, and I really wish I brought cleats,” Strausbaugh said. “The whole time, I was slipping with every step.” 2019 Turkey Trot

Thursday in Soldotna 1.5-mile race 1. Daniel Warner 13:30, 2. Derek Black 13:36, 3. John Warner 13:46, 4. Shamika Johnson 13:58, 5. Olivia Kobylarz 15:12, 6. Stacey Tronnier 15:43, 7. Ryan Martin 15:43, 8.

released their latest interactive report on bird species vulnerability for over 600 species in North America (https://www.audubon. org/climate/survivalbydegrees). In this report you can actually control the variable of how fast the temperature is rising and even at the 1.5 degree Celsius level you begin to see a signature indicating colonization of Bobolink in southcentral Alaska north of the Kenai Peninsula. Unfortunately for the Bobolink, their expansion to the north and west coincides with a slightly larger loss of suitable conditions along the southern extent of their known breeding range. If you select an even warmer scenario of three degrees Celsius, the model predicts a loss of 88% of the known breeding range, maintenance of 12% of the existing range, and a gain of 56% of newly colonized area by the end of this century. In all of these scenarios, there is still

Teagan Kobylarz 17:27, 9. Stephanie Kobylarz 17:54, 10. Riley Lorring 20:44,11. Wyatt Lorring 20:44, 12. Mindy Lorring 20:56, 13. Sarah Martin, 23:43, 14. Tyler Carter 23:43, 15. Greg Russell 23:43, 16. Dennis Linnel 23:52, 17. Denise Linnel 24:13, 18. Mindy Halverson 25:25, 19. James Johnson 25:25, 20. Sonora Martin 25:25, 21. Toli Boutwell 27:25, 22. Teslan Boutwell 27:25, 23. Anya Boutwell 27:33, 24. Jeremy Boutwell 27:33, 25. Raleagh West 28:39, 26 Willow Graham 28:53, 27. Willow West 29:12, 28. Candice West 29:12. 3-mile race 1. Jason Parks 15:30, 2. Caleb Shaw 19:53, 3. Josiah Martin 20:24, 4. Jordan Strausbaugh 20:25, 5. Bill Wood 21:12, 6. Tim Nisley 21:47, 7. Jacob Strausbaugh 22:15, 8. Carl Kincaid 22:54, 9. Tom Koyblarz 23:07, 10. Zack Wells 23:27, 11. James Shaw 24:00, 12. Javin Eicher 24:00, 13. Ronna Martin 24:05, 14. Mark Fondren 24:18, 15. Kandi Barcus 24:18, 16. David Lorring 24:30, 17. Stephanie Wright 24:48, 18. Trent Waller 25:04, 19. Weston Warner 25:05, 20. Nataleigh Shane 25:12, 21. Shane Snader 25:28, 22. Ian Warner 25:30, 23. Mitchel Halverson 25:26, 24. Mike Sandback 26:08, 25. Hans Schlegel 26:35, 26. Benjamin Schlegel26:35, 27. Sarah Shaw 27:57, 28.Desiree Snader 28:17, 29. Clayton Dempster 28:29, 30. Makayla Weaver 28:43, 31. Brody Wenger 28:46, 32. Brayden Hostetler 28:53, 33. Brett Hostetter 29:15, 34. Sheila Pothast 29:24, 35. John Pothast 29:24, 36. Mercianna Shaw 29:42, 37. Taleasha Shane 30:05, 38. Zoey Weaver 30:13, 39. Hope Troyer 30:28, 40. Joy Troyer 31:26, 41. Marly Perschbacher 31:30, 42. Jeff Perschbacher 31:30, 43. Jessica Lloyd 33:37, 44. April Ehrhardt 33:37, 45. Jaron Pribbenow 34:40, 46. Robin Tugan 34:40, 47. Andrea Hostetler 35:02, 48. Kelly Baber 35:57, 49. Gina Kurtz 36:42, 50. Marlene Snader 36:42, 51. Sarah Pribbenow 38:13, 52. India Pribbenow 38:14, 53. Quentin Pribbenow 38:14, 53. Brett Hostetler 41:59, 54. Valerie McKenney 46:28, 55. Ted McKenney 46:28, 56. Grant Hostetler 47:08, 57. Dawn Navarro 48:10, 58. Becky Wick 48:10, 59. Missy Dunning 49:33, 60. Connie Ferguson 49:33, 61. Chris Donk 49:33, 62. Kierra Hostetler 58:10, 63. Marvin Hostetler 58:10.

an overall net loss of nesting habitat for this species and this does not even consider changes on the wintering range. There are several other surprising species on the list that have already been spotted on the Kenai Peninsula including Eastern Kingbird, Warbling Vireo and a 2019 discovery of a Red-eyed Vireo that was killed by a cat. I will not pretend that these individual sightings are a definitive measure validating any of these models. Nor would I profess that I believe all of the predictive outcomes of this model. I would consider them conversation pieces that raise questions about what the bird assemblages will look like if the climate continues to track on the current trajectory. What I find truly alarming is the list of species that may find the climate and subsequent vegetation types unsuitable in the future on the Kenai Peninsula. Species

Today in History Today is Friday, Nov. 29, the 333rd day of 2019. There are 32 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 29, 1963, President Johnson named a commission headed by Earl Warren to investigate the assassination of President Kennedy. On this date: In 1890, the first Army-Navy football game was played at West Point, New York; Navy defeated Army, 24-0. In 1910, British explorer Robert F. Scott’s ship Terra Nova set sail from New Zealand, carrying Scott’s expedition on its ultimately futile -- as well as fatal -- race to reach the South Pole first. In 1929, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Richard E. Byrd, pilot Bernt Balchen, radio operator Harold June and photographer Ashley McKinney made the first airplane flight over the South Pole. In 1947, the U.N. General Assembly passed a resolution calling for the partitioning of Palestine between Arabs and Jews; 33 members, including the United States, voted in favor of the resolution, 13 voted against while 10 abstained. (The plan, rejected by the Arabs, was never implemented.) In 1952, President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower secretly left on a trip to Korea, keeping his campaign promise to assess the ongoing conflict first-hand. In 1961, Enos the chimp was launched from Cape Canaveral aboard the Mercury-Atlas 5 spacecraft, which orbited earth twice before returning. In 1981, actress Natalie Wood drowned in a boating accident off Santa Catalina Island, California, at age 43. In 1987, a Korean Air 707 jetliner en route from Abu Dhabi to Bangkok was destroyed by a bomb planted by North Korean agents with the loss of all 115 people aboard. In 1991, 17 people were killed in a 164-vehicle pileup during a dust storm on Interstate 5 near Coalinga (kohLING’-guh), California. Actor Ralph Bellamy died in Santa Monica, California, at age 87. In 2000, bracing the public for more legal wrangling, Vice President Al Gore said in a series of TV interviews that he was prepared to contest the Florida presidential vote until “the middle of December.” In 2001, George Harrison, the “quiet Beatle,” died in Los Angeles following a battle with cancer; he was 58. In 2008, Indian commandos killed the last remaining gunmen holed up at a luxury Mumbai hotel, ending a 60-hour rampage through India’s financial capital by suspected Pakistani-based militants that killed 166 people. Ten years ago: A gunman shot and killed four Lakewood, Washington, police officers at a coffee shop (suspect Maurice Clemmons was shot to death by a Seattle police officer two days later). Iran approved plans to build 10 industrial scale uranium enrichment facilities in defiance of U.N. demands it halt enrichment. Swiss voters approved a constitutional ban on construction of new minarets, the iconic mosque towers. Francesco and Edoardo Molinari of Italy became the first brother combination to win the World Cup of Golf. Five years ago: An Egyptian judge dismissed murder charges against former President Hosni Mubarak (HOHS’-nee moo-BAH’-rahk) and acquitted his security chief over the killings of protesters during Egypt’s 2011 uprising. Pope Francis stood in two minutes of silent prayer facing east inside one of Istanbul’s most important religious sites, the 17th-century Sultan Ahmet mosque, on the second leg of his three-day visit to Turkey. One year ago: As he headed to the Group of 20 Nations summit in Argentina, President Donald Trump abruptly canceled a planned meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, citing Russia’s seizure of Ukrainian vessels. (Trump and Putin ended up talking briefly on the sidelines of the summit.) In a surprise guilty plea, former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen confessed that he lied to Congress about a Moscow real estate deal he pursued on Trump’s behalf during the 2016 campaign. China’s government ordered a halt to work by a medical team that claimed to have helped make the world’s first gene-edited babies. U.S. health officials reported that suicides and drug overdoses pushed up U.S. deaths in 2017 and drove a continuing decline in how long Americans are expected to live. Today’s Birthdays: Hall of Fame sportscaster Vin Scully is 92. Blues singer-musician John Mayall is 86. Actress Diane Ladd is 84. Songwriter Mark James is 79. Composer-musician Chuck Mangione is 79. Country singer Jody Miller is 78. Pop singer-musician Felix Cavaliere (The Rascals) is 77. Former Olympic skier Suzy Chaffee is 73. Actor Jeff Fahey is 67. Movie director Joel Coen is 65. Actor-comedian-celebrity judge Howie Mandel is 64. Former Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano (neh-pahl-ih-TAN’-oh) is 62. Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is 60. Actress Cathy Moriarty is 59. Actress Kim Delaney is 58. Actor Tom Sizemore is 58. Actor Andrew McCarthy is 57. Actor Don Cheadle is 55. Actor-producer Neill Barry is 54. Musician Wallis Buchanan is 54. Pop singer Jonathan Knight (New Kids on the Block) is 51. Rock musician Martin Carr (Boo Radleys) is 51. Actress Jennifer Elise Cox is 50. Baseball Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera is 50. Actor Larry Joe Campbell is 49. Rock musician Frank Delgado (Deftones) is 49. Actress Paola Turbay is 49. Contemporary Christian singer Crowder is 48. Actress Gena Lee Nolin is 48. Actor Brian Baumgartner is 47. Actor Julian Ovenden is 44. Actor Chadwick Boseman is 43. Actress Anna (AH’-nuh) Faris is 43. Gospel singer James Fortune is 42. Actress Lauren German is 41. Rapper The Game is 40. Actress Janina Gavankar is 39. Rock musician Ringo Garza is 38. Actor-comedian John Milhiser is 38. Actor Lucas Black is 37. Actor Diego Boneta is 29. Actress Lovie Simone (TV: “Greenleaf”) is 21. Thought for Today: “When you’ve seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there.” -- George Harrison (1943-2001).

Soldotna’s Derek Black and Daniel Warner approach the finish line Thursday at the Turkey Trot in Soldotna. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

like Rock and Willow Ptarmigan and Spruce Grouse are species that are loved by photographers, hunters, lynx, coyotes, large raptors and a host of other predators. What does our Kenai Peninsula look like if the models are even remotely

accurate and we lose half or all of our ptarmigan or grouse? Todd Eskelin is a Wildlife Biologist at Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Find more Refuge Notebook articles (1999-present) at Refuge/Kenai/community/Refuge_notebook. html or other info at http:// kenainationalwildliferefuge.

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NOTICE TO PATIENTS OF JOHN NELS ANDERSON, M.D. Carla Anne Marie Anderson has been appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of John Nels Anderson. Please be advised that Carla Anne Marie Anderson has been appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of John Nels Anderson. She may be contacted through Dolifka and Associates, P. C., Attorneys at Law, 44501 Sterling Highway, Suite 202, Soldotna, Alaska 99669, (907) 262-2910.With regard to your medical records on file at the Medical Office of John Nels Anderson, M.D., you can elect to do one of the following during the next 50 days:




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Alaska Trivia

Young Bald Eagles leave the nest in 10 to 12 weeks.


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Despondency intensifies as cold weather approaches DEAR ABBY: I’ve good to me. been thinking about I guess I just really suicide a lot lately, more wanted to get this off my than usual. I’m not angry chest. I don’t expect a about anything, just miracle, but thanks for in pain. I keep getting listening. knocked down after I try — ANONYMOUS IN so hard to pick myself ARKANSAS up. I tried calling a hotline, gave up on that. DEAR ANONYMOUS: (I guess they’re busy.) I You’re welcome. I’m glad Dear Abby can’t afford doctors and you shared your feelings. Jeanne Phillips You are NOT alone, and psychiatrists. The weather’s there is help for you. Pick changing, and I don’t do well in the up the phone and call 800-273-8255. cold. I always get down when the It’s the National Suicide Prevention temperatures drop. I love my home, Lifeline, and it is staffed 24 hours a but sometimes I wonder if I’m really day by people who can help you to happy here. I can’t imagine leaving. form coping strategies for your deMy kids live within a couple pression. I don’t know what number hours’ drive. They have beautiful you called the first time — you may kids of their own. I’m going to miss have misdialed — but there IS help them dearly. I no longer feel I have available, and no one is “too busy” to anything to offer in other aspects of provide it. You simply have to reach my life. I wonder why I have to just out for it. Please don’t wait. exist. I’ve heard people say when someone dies “at least they’re not in DEAR ABBY: My wife and I have pain anymore.” That sounds pretty been together for 30 years, mar-

ried for 20. We have two sons living at home, a 20-year-old who works full-time and a 17-year-old who is graduating from high school in the spring. I have been offered a transfer to Australia by my employer — a transfer I had asked for. When we discussed it in the past, everyone was all for it. My oldest can likely stay with the multinational hotel chain he works for now, and I can get my youngest a decent career in my field of work as there is a tremendous shortage of skilled labor in Australia. Now my wife tells me she can’t leave her family, especially her father, who has Parkinson’s. I have told her she can expect to return every summer to our condo on the beach and an additional two trips per year. Abby, I thought our vows meant we would be together forever, wherever. My employer will soon begin the process of opening the Australian office, a process I will be part of and likely train the new hire. I am bitter and resentful toward my wife, and it

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is affecting my attitude toward her. I love her, but I am struggling to get over the fact she is denying me a very lucrative opportunity. Advice? — LOSING OUT IN CANADA DEAR LOSING OUT: It’s time for you and your wife to put your heads together and work out a solution. By that I mean you should accept the lucrative business opportunity you have been offered, AND your wife can take care of her father as long as she needs to. Unless his condition is critical, she can visit you and your sons periodically so it shouldn’t put too much strain on your marriage. I hope you will consider it because the kind of resentment you are feeling now can destroy a marriage. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Jacqueline Bigar’s Stars

ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHH All eyes turn to you with the expectation that you will take the lead. You have many great ideas that could define the success of a project. This drive for achievement could carry into the weekend. Tonight: Leader of the pack.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHHH You have the ability to shake up the status quo. Others recognize this power in you. You can go along with convention at the moment. Others know you can upset the apple cart should you desire. Tonight: Take off; if possible, leave town.

HHHHH One-on-one relating takes you down a new path. You might be surprised where you find yourself. It appears that you are unusually willing to break patterns and head in a new direction. Tonight: It appears someone wants a commitment.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH You are not capable of making a fast change even if someone else would appreciate it. You might want to weigh the pros and cons, feel your feelings and think through your decision. Tonight: Out on the town. TGIF.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHH You usually express enthusiasm. At this time, you might feel tired and dragged down. Look at a situation not only from your present perspective but also from your normal view. Tonight: Put in some extra time at work or with a co-worker.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHH Your creativity is unstoppable once it starts flowing. You also draw a new friend or admirer toward you. If you have children, they might demand some extra time.

HHH If you want to stay close to home or take a day off, do so. Communication will be heavy. You might want to screen your calls. A family member might want (or need) more time than you wish to give. Support your needs too. Tonight: You do not need to go far.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHHH Zero in on priorities, recognizing when you have accomplished as much as you can under the circumstances. Make time for a get-together with friends in the late afternoon. Tonight: You could be amazed by what you hear.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHH Be smart. Do not agree to any purchase or engagement without knowing the costs. You need to take a strong hand with your finances since the holidays are on their way. Make a list before going shopping. Tonight: How about a burger with a friend?

Dear Heloise: When I get ready for a trip, I take a PICTURE OF MY PACKED SUITCASE(S) on my mobile phone. I also put my name, office address and phone numbers inside my luggage because sometimes people pick up the wrong bag at the airport. This way they can call me to let me know that they took my luggage by mistake. So far, I’ve only had my luggage lost once when I went to Los Angeles, but my luggage had a nice trip to Honolulu! — Frank W., Springfield, Ill.

Dear Heloise: When my dad died, I inherited his tools. They were expensive and top of the line in quality, but they had been neglected over a number of years and had gotten rusty. My wife said you’d recommend vinegar to get the rust off, so I soaked them in vinegar for 10 days, then took them out and used a pad of steel wool to remove the stubborn rust. Now they look as good as if they were new. — Trent D., Baton Rouge, La.

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HHH You sense that a lot is going on behind the scenes. You might want to handle a personal matter with a friend or loved one. Call this person; schedule time for a leisurely meal and talk -- just the two of you. Tonight: Get some extra R and R.

HHHHH It won’t take much to get a project done, have important conversations or organize your weekend. A friend or relative could be overly serious. You can relate to this person without joining in his or her mood. Tonight: Meet up with friends.

Rusty tools

Dear Heloise: I got tired of yelling at the dog for getting up on my new sofa. I took a long sheet of airfilled packaging and tucked it around the seat of my sofa. The moment the dog jumped up there, he was startled by the popping noise and the feel of plastic under his little paws. Problem solved!— Sally P., Van Wert, Ohio

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

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I love hearing how my favorite household cleaner came to the rescue once again! Vinegar can also remove corrosion for most small, rusty objects like screws and bolts, or the mechanism of a padlock. For more cleaning and deodorizing hints using vinegar, order my six-page pamphlet by sending $5, along with a long, self-addressed, stamped (70 cents) envelope, to: Heloise/Vinegar, P.O. Box 795001, San Antonio, TX 78279-5001. Or you can order it online at FYI: Don’t toss out that used vinegar! Pour it on unwanted grass between sidewalks or steppingstones. — Heloise

Thursday’s answers, 11-28

HHHHH You are somber as you eye the holiday season heading your way. Sticking to your budget is more important to you than it is to many other signs. Make your gift list. Recognize that Black Friday could be overwhelming. Tonight: Join a friend or family for dinner.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

hints from heloise

Get off the sofa!

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

They could become more rebellious should you ignore them. Tonight: Christen the weekend.


BORN TODAY Actress Anna Faris (1976), actress Lauren German (1978), football player Russell Wilson (1988)

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This year, you have the opportunity to gain and grow materially as well as emotionally. You will change your professional attitude and not feel the need to push others as much. If single, you could meet someone at any point during the coming year. You might meet this person simply walking into the cleaners. If attached, the two of you interact well and experience an unusual amount of closeness. As a couple, you take a big step. CAPRICORN rains on your parade.

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