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2 firms declined flight before fatal crash ANCHORAGE — An air ambulance that crashed on the Kenai Peninsula was on a flight to a location that other companies had declined. The Anchorage Daily News reported that one air ambulance service Friday night declined to make a trip from Anchorage to Seward and another company said it would not make the flight until Saturday. A pilot for Security Aviation and a two-person medical crew from Medevac Alaska died in the crash. Alaska State Troopers are waiting for confirmation from the state medical examiner before releasing names of people on board. LifeMed Alaska chief operating officer Steve Heyano said his company declined the flight because of bad weather. Guardian Flight in a statement said it put a request for a patient transport from Seward on hold but did not say why.

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Spokesman: Gillis confirmed to House seat JUNEAU — Alaska House Republicans have voted to confirm Mel Gillis See news, Page A2

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tampering. Goddard’s mother, Melanie Goddard, 39, is charged with witness tampering. All are represented by the Alaska Public Defender Agency, which does not comment on pending cases and has not responded to an email request for comment. Witness statements say the motive was Atwood’s predatory sexual actions toward young women, including Ryan’s girlfriend. Atwood was using crutches for a broken leg when he disappeared. His body was found miles from the beach four days later hidden under brush along a power line trail about 9 miles north of the city. The state medical examiner concluded that Atwood

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ANCHORAGE — A Seward man who went missing last summer was lured to a trail near a remote beach and beaten to death with a baseball bat, according to a criminal complaint filed by investigators. Five people have been charged with first-degree murder, seconddegree murder and manslaughter in the Aug. 25 death of Preston Atwood, 21. The five include Seward residents Laurel Correa, 19, her boyfriend, James Helberg, 18, Tyler Goddard, 19, Timothy Ryan, 24, and Ryan’s mother, Jennifer Harren, 46. Ryan is also charged with evidence

died of blunt force injuries. He had extensive injuries to his head, neck and genitals. Seward Police Chief Tom Clemons said last week the case is in the hands of prosecutors and he could not comment. Helberg told Seward Police Department Sgt. Karl Schefermeyer that his girlfriend texted him to say she was with Atwood at the beach and that he had made unwanted advances toward her. Ryan drove his mother, Helberg and Goddard to the beach, where Helberg said the men had decided to confront Atwood and teach him a lesson. The six walked down a trail to the beach and smoked pot, Helberg said. As they walked back up the trail,

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Helberg said, he heard a loud crack and someone trying to cry out. He said he walked Correa to her truck and returned down the trail to see Ryan striking Atwood with a black baseball bat. Helberg said he pleaded with Ryan to stop but Ryan didn’t until Atwood stopped moving. Goddard, Helberg said, stood by and watched. Harren, he said, watched part of the beating but walked away before it ended. Helberg said they dragged Atwood’s body to the tree line. Ryan buried the bat and Atwood’s crutches, Helberg said, and they drove away. Ryan, Harren and Helberg See victim, Page A3

Court date set for suit over Homer election By Megan Pacer Homer News

While both Arnold and Frisby emphasized community participation, Cordova Mayor Clay Koplin said he was only vaguely familiar with the organization. “There’s been so much fur flying on the ferries,” Koplin said. Cordova has been particularly hard hit by the the cuts to AMHS. The last ferry for the season left the city in September and the next one isn’t scheduled until May 15, Koplin said. The city has been receiving supplies through Alaska Airline’s freight services, but the planes being used can’t haul large freight, according to Koplin. “There’s been so many collaborations, so many initiatives,” Koplin said. “I’ve been collaborating directly with unions, other communities and (the Department of Transportation).” Koplin said his involvement in the group may have been as simple as a verbal “yes” at some point.

Lawyers in a lawsuit filed against the City of Homer in Alaska Superior Court will have their first day in court next week. Tom Stroozas, a former member of the Homer City Council, is suing the city and the city council over the Oct. 1 municipal election, alleging new council member Storm Hansen-Cavasos violated residency requirements when she ran for office. His lawsuit asks the Superior Court to find that she wasn’t qualified for office and to invalidate her election. A motion for expedited consideration of the case was granted on Friday, Nov. 22, according to online court records. The first court date for the case is set for Monday, Dec. 9 at the Nesbett Courthouse in Anchorage, according to online court records. It’s a hearing for the judge, Josie Garton, to weigh a motion Stroozas’ attorneys made for a preliminary injunction that would keep Hansen-Cavasos from serving on the council while the case is making its way through court. Garton was reassigned as the judge in the case on Tuesday, replacing Andrew Guidi. Keri-Ann Baker, one of the attorneys representing Stroozas in the case, said in an email Wednesday that the hearing on the preliminary injunction, originally scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 5, was changed again after a request for an extension from the defense. Before suing the city, Stroozas contested the election locally. The council voted for an investigation to take place, which was conducted by the city manager with help from the city attorney and city clerk. After reviewing the report from that investigation, the council voted to uphold Hansen-Cavasos’ election to the body. She was recused for that vote and for discussion of the investigation report. A group of citizens who live outside city limits, with help from Stroozas, claim Hansen-Cavasos did not live within city limits for the required full year before running for city council. The investigation showed she lived at a rented home off East End Road, and then at two different addresses within city limits. Hansen-Cavasos and family members said in sworn affidavits during the investigation that, while she continued paying rent at the East End Road area property, she had moved into town with her mother to a home on Mission Road in the summer of 2018, a year before the October 2019 election. Hansen-Cavasos explained in her affidavit that there may have been confusion surrounding her permanent

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Murder, arson charges in deaths ANCHORAGE — A 34-year-old Anchorage man has been charged with murder and arson in the deaths of two people found in a burning sport utility vehicle. Anchorage police Monday arrested Tylan Fely. He also faces charges of weapons misconduct, evidence tampering and misconduct involving a corpse. Fely has not been arraigned, and online court documents do not list his attorney. Police say the victims appear to be woman and a girl and that the deaths are “domestic-related.” The victims’ identities and cause of death have not been confirmed. Police shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday responded to reports of a vehicle fire. Responding officers found an SUV fully engulfed in a vacant lot on Newell Street a few blocks east of Boniface Parkway.

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Snow drifts can be seen along the roadway in Kalifornsky.

By Victoria Petersen Peninsula Clarion

The western peninsula was blanketed in snow after winter weather brought consistent snowfall over Sunday and Monday. An overnight measurement taken Monday showed nearly 10 inches had fallen, Michael Kutz from the National Weather Service said. A Winter Weather Advisory from the National Weather Service was active Sunday until Monday night. Beginning Tuesday and for the rest of the week, residents shouldn’t expect any more significant snowfall, due to a northwesterly flow coming through the area, according to the National Weather Service.

Both the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and the Kenai Peninsula College had a two-hour delayed start Monday morning. If more school closures are warranted this week, the school district will make the announcement by 7 a.m. With extra snow on the ground, drivers can stay safe by driving slow. The Kenai Peninsula Borough is asking drivers not to “crowd the plow.” The borough maintains 645 miles of road and plowing begins when snow depth reaches 6 inches, a Facebook post from the Kenai Peninsula Borough said. Plowing times will vary due to snow weight, drifting or other changes to weather conditions, the post said. The latest road conditions can be found by calling 511 or visiting www.511.alaska.gov.

Group pushes for ferry funding By Peter Segall Juneau Empire

In response to massive cuts to the state’s marine transportation system, a new organization has formed to advocate for the ferries in Alaska. A collaboration between local municipalities and unions, the Friends of the Alaska Marine Highway System hopes to become a voice for the promotion of Alaska’s ferry system. “More and more communities were asking why we didn’t have an organization advocating for funding the ferry,” said Percy Frisby, acting director of the organization. “The whole idea of this is to keep community members informed of what’s happening with the ferry system.” The organization has yet to form a board of directors, but Frisby said that would be done in the coming days. According to Frisby, a consultant for local unions, the plan is to

have an 11-member board, with four seats going to union members and the rest representatives from Southeast communities. The AMHS budget for 2020 was cut by $38 million. Originally, it faced a $97 million cut proposed by Gov. Mike Dunleavy in February. Since then, sailings have been cut back or canceled to many coastal communities, and high repair costs have taken some vessels out of service. According to the group’s website, members includes the cities of Cordova, Gustavus, Kodiak, Pelican and Skagway. Three unions — the Inlandboatman’s Union of the Pacific, the International Organization of Masters, Mates and Pilots and the Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association — are listed as members as well. “It’s more the communities, not the union,” IBU spokesman Robb Arnold said by phone Monday. “We’re part of it on paper, but I think that it’s more community driven.”


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He did say the city was willing to participate and that someone from the community, possibly city council member or someone from the community familiar with ferry issues, would be selected to sit on the board. Skagway Mayor Andrew Cremata was also unsure of the new organization, despite being listed on the website as a member. “If we’re listed as a supporter, that’s a bit premature,” Cremata said. “We’re

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for an open Anchorage House seat. Gillis will replace Republican Josh Revak, who was confirmed recently to a Senate seat. Revak, who had been a firstterm representative, succeeds Republican Chris Birch in the Senate. Birch died in August. Gillis was one of three finalists for the seat sent to Gov. Mike Dunleavy for consideration by local Republicans. Dunleavy chose Gillis, who still needed to be confirmed by House Republicans. Zachary Freeman, a spokesman for the House minority, says Gillis was confirmed by House Republicans on Monday. State law calls for legislative vacancies to be filled by someone from the same party as the person who previously held the seat.

Driver killed in crash ID’d

ANCHORAGE — Alaska State Troopers have released the name of a driver killed Nov. 17 in a head-on Parks Highway crash south of Talkeetna. Troopers say the man killed in the crash with a semi-tractor trailer was 72-year-old Richard Krause of Willow. Krause was driving south when the accident occurred. Heavy snow had fallen on the highway and conditions were icy. Trooper say Krause drove into the northbound lane and hit the commercial tractor-trailer at Mile 95. Emergency responders declared Krause dead at the scene. The truck driver was not injured.

Regulation standards seen as factor in quake damage ANCHORAGE — Assessments following Alaska’s enormous 2018 earthquake

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not against it, we definitely want more ferry service.” Cremata said Skagway’s AMHS ad hoc committee was currently reviewing the proposal from Friends of AMHS to see if the city is interested in participation. Skagway, too, has been affected by the lack of ferry service. Cremata said that a long-time resident of the town told him they might have to move away if the ferry situation was not fixed soon. The situation had gotten better since the Tazlina had resumed service but there was still no long-term solution, Cremata said. But Frisby seemed optimistic the

group would be an effective way for communities to advocate for the ferries service to their communities. Friends of AMHS would work with the Legislature, he said, to try and find a solution even if that meant restructuring the whole system. The group doesn’t favor privatization, as proposed as an option by the Dunleavy administration in February, but some other way to make the system work better. “I think the system can be restructured such that it can work and be affordable,” Frisby said. “We’re working with as many people as we can to look at the operation of the ferry system.”

showed building damage was worse outside Anchorage’s safety area because of reduced regulation, municipal officials said. There was less structural damage in the Anchorage Building Safety Service Area than in the Chugiak-Eagle River area during the 7.1 magnitude earthquake in November 2018, the Anchorage Daily News reported Sunday. The safety area covers the Anchorage Bowl south of Eagle River and north of Girdwood. Officials issued 52 notifications indicating severe building damage that prevented occupation in Chugiak-Eagle River, while only 17 were issued in the Anchorage safety service area. A year after the quake, city inspectors have gone through 3,800 buildings in the municipality, officials said. Builders outside the safety area can hire private inspectors and do not need to have plans reviewed, officials said. “The reason they had all the damage in Eagle River is nobody was looking,” said Don Hickel, lead structural inspector for the municipality of Anchorage. “And that’s pretty self-evident.” Proponents of the independent inspection process said the model is equally effective as the system in the safety area and less expensive for home buyers. Some builders also argued the quake struck harder in Eagle River and Chugiak. “The ground movement was drastically different in different parts of Anchorage and Eagle River,” said Chuck Homan of home remodeler Homan Inc. “I just think it was the way the earthquake hit certain areas.” A report written by seismologists for the Alaska Earthquake Center and published by the University of Alaska Fairbanks found “higher rates of building damage outside of the Anchorage Bowl do not appear to correlate with higher ground motions.” Troy Bloxom, a private inspector, believes the municipality is using the

situation to expand its safety service area. “I honestly think the municipality would love to incorporate Eagle River into the service area, because they need the funds,” he said. “Whether or not their numbers are accurate, that’s up for debate.”

Climate change study targets problems in Alaska communities JUNEAU — The greatest environmental threats to Alaska Native communities include erosion, flooding and thawing permafrost, a new study found. The study results issued last month found the environmental hazards continue to worsen because of climate change, Alaska’s Energy Desk reported Sunday. The Army Corps of Engineers and researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks conducted the study for the Denali Commission’s Village Infrastructure Protection Program. The three-year, $700,000 study examined 187 communities, primarily in western Alaska, that are on or near the coast or a river, officials said. The study provided a rating system that ranks the existing danger levels from flooding, erosion and permafrost degradation. The report may help residents determine the biggest threats facing the infrastructure of their individual communities, said Don Antrobus, a Denali Commission program manager. “In order for communities to develop good solutions, they need to fully understand the site-specific threat,” Antrobus said. More specific information is needed, and the rankings are complex. The report combined the threat categories for each community to determine those facing the greatest danger. — Associated Press


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returned at midnight, Helberg said. They drove Atwood’s body to the power line trail and the men hid the body under branches while Harren held a flashlight. Four days after Atwood went missing, Helberg on Aug. 29 guided Sgt. Schefermeyer to Atwood’s body. He also showed the officer where they beat him, and Schefermeyer recovered the bat and crutches. Other witnesses and security video contradict Helberg’s statement. A 17-year-old girl told police Helberg had contacted her Aug. 24 requesting that she try to meet with Atwood because Helberg wanted to talk to Atwood. The girl contacted Atwood with a text message, but when Atwood learned she was just 17, he immediately stopped communicating. Helberg contacted the girls the night Atwood died and told her to delete her text messages, she told police. Cellphone geolocations

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residence because she was in the process of separating from her husband, and she and her children would frequently stay over at the property off East End Road while sorting through her belongings. Hansen-Cavasos’ children were enrolled in school under the Mission Road address within city limits — the address where they were living with her mother — for both the 2018-19 and 201920 school years. At the same time, she used the address off East End Road to file for her 2019 Permanent Fund Dividend application. The council eventually found that her intent was always to live permanently at the Mission Road address, and then another address within city limits, even though she kept some property still at the East End Road address and used that address for certain things like the PFD application. Her voter registration was changed to an

shortly before 8 p.m. Aug. 25 showed Helberg, Ryan and Harren leave a trailer park, pick up Goddard and drive toward the beach. Correa left the park as well, and security video showed her picking up Atwood around 8 p.m. Cellphone records also show Helberg, Ryan and Harren in the area where Atwood’s body was found from about 1 a.m. until about 1:45 a.m., Schefermeyer said in the criminal complaint. Ryan declined to speak to investigators. The other suspects gave conflicting accounts. Harren denied seeing Atwood at the beach or being at the location where his body was found. Correa acknowledged contacting Atwood, picking him up the night he disappeared and driving him to Fourth of July Beach. However, she said he inappropriately touched her leg and she kicked him out of her truck and drove off. Goddard said he was checking on Correa’s dog back at her truck when he heard the bat hit Atwood. He said he drove off a few minutes later with Correa and learned of Atwood’s death in news accounts.

address within city limits at least 30 days before the election, which is part of what Homer City Code requires to fulfill residency requirements. Cassie Lawver, one of the residents who live outside city limits, is one of the first people who began collecting information about Cavasos’ residency and support for contesting the election. There is a fund set up that people have been donating to in order to cover the legal expenses for Stroozas’ lawsuit. Contributions are sent directly to the Anchorage firm representing him, Reeves Amodio LLC, Lawver said. “We welcome donations rom those who are supportive of our cause,” Lawver wrote in an email. “… I am overwhelmed with the generosity of our donors.” Members of the city council met before their Monday meeting to hold an executive session about the lawsuit, in which they provided direction to the city attorney about how to proceed. Reach Megan Pacer at mpacer@homernews.com.

CIRCAC board meeting Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council (CIRCAC) represents citizens in promoting environmentally safe marine transportation and oil facility operations in Cook Inlet. CIRCAC is holding its Board of Directors Meeting on Friday, Dec. 6 at 9 a.m. at the Homewood Suites Hilton Anchorage, 101 W 48th Avenue. The public is invited to attend. For an agenda, directions or more information, call 907-283-7222 or toll free 1-800-652-7222. Meeting materials will be posted online at www.circac.org

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

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.

Central Peninsula Fish and Game Advisory Committee meeting The Central Peninsula Fish and Game Advisory Committee will be holding a public meeting in Ninilchik at the Ninilchik School Library on Dec. 3-4 at 7 p.m. each evening. Agenda topics will include Kodiak Finfish proposals and Upper Cook Inlet Finfish proposals. For more information contact Dave Martin at 567-3306 or contact ADF&G Boards Support at 907-267-2354.

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.

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, hors-d’oeuvres and a side of cheer. KWF Offices are in Soldotna Creek Park (44129 Sterling Highway). Parking available at the park.

Alaska Farm Bureau meeting The Kenai Peninsula Chapter of the Alaska Farm Bureau will be meeting on Thursday, Dec. 5, 6:30 p.m. at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building on K-Beach Road. Bruce Wall, planner for the Kenai Peninsula Borough, will be sharing information about the 2019 KPB Comprehensive Plan, with an emphasis on agriculture. All members and interested parties are welcome to attend. For those unable to attend in person, Zoom information will be emailed before the meeting. Contact kpchapterfb@gmail.com for further information or to be added to the email list.

Warm-up ski rally with lessons

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.

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

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The Kenai Nordic Ski Team Booster Club is organizing cross country ski lessons for all ages and skill levels on Dec. 7 at Tsalteshi Trails. Lessons are offered from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in both classic and skate methods. Community races start at 1 p.m. $20 registration covers both lessons and races. Register for the Black Stone Axe Ridge Warm Up Ski Rally at the Skyview Parking Lot trail entrance or online tsalteshi. org ($15 for TTA Members). If we don’t have snow, the event will be canceled and refunds given. Call Marcus Mueller 398-1122 or Mike Bergholtz 394-1825.

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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-year-old and under team (18U) and our two 16-yearold 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@outlook. com to get the necessary forms, to arrange payment and to answer any questions. Please also visit our Facebook page @ Peninsula Midnight Sun Volleyball.

Evening of Christmas Concert The Redoubt Chamber Orchestra and Kenai Peninsula Singers will present Evening of Christmas on Friday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m., at Renee C. Henderson Auditorium, Kenai Central High School. Hear Christmas tunes new and old, and sing along with some of your favorite carols and the Hallelujah Chorus from the Messiah! Tickets are available at Country Liquor, River City Books, Already Read Books, and at the door. General admission is $15, youth 18 and under are free!

Brunch with Santa The Cannery Lodge will host a Brunch with Santa event here Saturday, Dec. 14 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. We will have a hot food buffet, activities for the kids, beverage stations and photos with Santa, Mrs. Claus & Santa’s live reindeer from The Kenai Reindeer Farm. We may even have The Grinch popping in to cause a little mayhem.

‘GATHER’ art show Kenai Fine Art Center’s November/December exhibit is “GATHER.” Eleven area artists are painting the walls of the center with original works. The Kenai Fine Art Center is located across from the Oiler’s Bingo Hall and next to the Historic Cabins. 283-7040, www.kenaifineart.com .”GATHER” will hang until Dec. 14.

SCC Christmas on Ice Please join the Sterling Community Center for a magical evening on Saturday, Dec. 21 at 5 p.m.Weather permitting, bring your skates! Even if it’s too warm for ice, show up! With or without the ice, we will still be celebrating the holiday season with Christmas music, games, bonfire, s’mores, a one-dish cook off competition, and much more.

First Annual SCC Community Casserole Cook-off! Everyone loves a good casserole! After all, it’s Christmas time and that means FOOD! Have an old family recipe? Have a modern day one? Have one that’s so absurd that you just HAVE to enter it? The details: Saturday, Dec. 21. Must be a one-dish casserole. Judging will be by popular vote and will be conducted by the public. Winner will receive a certificate, gift basket, and bragging rights. All registrations to enter must be received by Dec. 18. To register for the cook-off, please email your name, phone number, and casserole dish name to Michelle Hartley at scc@acsalaska.net. You will receive a confirmation email when your registration has been received.

North Peninsula Recreation Service Area events ■■ Christmas Comes to Nikiski, Dec. 14, craft fair booth space available and admission is free. There will be cookie decorating and crafts for kids, bring your camera for pictures with Santa from 11 am – 1 pm. ■■ Nikiski Youth Basketball, for first and second grade, coaches needed for Tuesday night games. Season starts Jan. 7. ■■ Youth volleyball, for fourth to sixth grade co-ed teams, registration deadline Dec. 27. ■■ Other activities include Home School Gym, Tot Time, Yoga, Full Swing Golf, Senior Stride and Table Tennis. For more information, contact Jackie at 776-8800. ■■ Team registration for Women’s Basketball League. Women’s League runs on Wednesday and Friday nights starting in January. Registration Deadline is Dec. 27! Ladies sign up your basketball team today! ■■ Are you looking for an activity for the kids over Christmas Break? Send them to North Peninsula Recreation’s Day Camp: Dec. 31, Jan. 2 and Jan. 3, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center. Boys and Girls in Kindergarten through eighth grade are welcome. Two different age group camps available. For more information, contact NCRC staff at 776-8800. ■■ Daily Gym Activities and Fitness Classes. Fitness classes currently being offered are Yoga, Body Blast, Zumba Strong, Senior Stride and Spin Class. Gym activities include tot time and home-school gym time, and pickle ball is held twice a week in the evenings. Full Swing Golf is available Monday through Saturday. For more information, please contact Jackie at 776-8800. ■■ Swim Lessons and Tiny Tot Classes. Group lessons include beginners, advanced beginners, and intermediates. Semi-private and private lessons are offered for all levels. For more information, contact Nigel at 776-8800. ■■ The Nikiski Pool will be offering free programs this fall. Water volleyball will be offered Thursdays 6:45 p.m., for those 15 and older. Log Rolling will be offered Tuesday evenings at 6:45 p.m. This is for participants 5 years and older. An Aqua Hiit Class is currently being offered that will focus on heart and lung health. All of these are free. For more information, contact Nigel at 776-8800.

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The Kenai Senior Center is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday, and are open until 9:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Community meals are served Monday to Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost for lunch is $7 suggested donation for individuals 60 or older, $14 for those under 60. Call 907-2834156 for more information. ■■ Wii Bowling: Every Thursday in December, 1-2 p.m. ■■ Christmas Choir Practice: Monday, Dec. 2, 9, 16, 30 1-2 p.m. ■■ Carol sing with Donna: Donna will play Christmas carols to sing along to Fridays in December, 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. ■■ Fred Meyer Shopping: Tuesday, Dec. 3, 1 p.m. $5 ride fee, must have minimum of five people signed up by Friday before trip or trip will be canceled. ■■ Riverside Harmony, lunchtime entertainment: Wednesday, Dec. 4, 12 p.m. ■■ Movie and Popcorn Night, “The Bishop’s Wife” starring Cary Grant, Loretta Young and David Niven: Thursday, Dec. 5, 6:30 p.m. ■■ Cards with Kimberley: Tuesday, Dec. 10, 1 p.m. ■■ Christmas tea and cookies: Wednesday, Dec. 11, 3 p.m. Bring your favorite cookies to share.


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hy it matters: Too many incidents have popped up in school lunchrooms where children are shamed for meal nonpayment. The practice needs to come to a grinding halt. Like a bad meal that revisits hours after eating, lunch shaming in school cafeterias keeps coming back up in Minnesota. Enough already. No school cafeteria worker should ever take away the lunch of any child because of a zero balance in his meal account. No child should get a shaming stamp on her hand for nonpayment. No child should be given a sack of cold food in front of peers who are handed hot food trays. The most recent lunch-shaming incident to draw notice occurred this fall in the Richfield district when lunches were being tossed because students owed $15 or more. At least administrators stepped in and stopped the practice when they became aware. But this shouldn’t be happening anywhere anymore. Two years ago the Stewartville district gained attention for scraping students’ lunches into buckets if bills hadn’t been paid, and that was supposed to be the last lunch-shaming incident. Luckily, students in the Mankato Area Public Schools District aren’t ever subjected to such treatment. Local policy is that no child is denied a meal or given a lower-cost substitute meal if their family is behind on lunch payments. That practice needs to be adopted statewide. School districts need to train its food service workers to adhere to no-shaming practices or face dismissal. And the Legislature needs to pass a law, as previously proposed, to strengthen the protection of students who should eat nutritious meals every school day, no matter their ability to pay or the possible lack of action by their parents. With that protection, the state needs to step up and help districts pay for the meal debt. Unfunded mandates are already a burden for districts, such as trying to pay for special education services. Resolving the payment issue is complex and likely multifaceted, depending on the situation of each district and their method of reaching out to parents who are behind on payments. But one fact remains perfectly clear and concrete about the lunch-shaming that keeps surfacing: Children deserve better. — The Free Press of Mankato (Minnesota), Dec. 2

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ebraska Corrections Director Scott Frakes last week proposed an interesting idea designed to decrease the state’s prison population. Frakes said more than 600 inmates, who are not from Nebraska, are being asked if they would prefer to serve their sentences in their own state. This would help reduce Nebraska’s burgeoning prison population. Nebraska’s prisons are at a crisis stage. The state’s prisons are at 160% of design capacity. The problem is the most acute at the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln, which is at 190% capacity. With those numbers, it’s reasonable that Frakes would be thinking of ways to reduce the prison population without releasing potentially dangerous inmates. The transfer to other states plan would achieve that goal. However, there is one glaring problem with the idea. That is that other states are unlikely to just take an inmate off Nebraska’s hands. Many other states also have large prison numbers and are dealing with the same problems as Nebraska. They would have little to zero motivation to accept inmates from Nebraska. Some states may be willing to swap inmates they have who are from Nebraska for one from their state. But a swap of inmates doesn’t reduce Nebraska’s prison population, making it a moot move. So while the transfer plan may not have much impact, it is worth trying. The prison system must think outside the box to alleviate overcrowding and to address staffing problems. In other words, don’t fault Frakes for trying something different. It’s getting to the point where Nebraska must try any measure it can to safely reduce the prison population. A 2015 Nebraska law mandates that the governor must declare a prison overcrowding emergency if the population isn’t below 140% design capacity by July 1, 2020. That date is rapidly approaching and Nebraska has a ways to go before it reaches that percentage. While there are questions about what a prison overcrowding emergency means and what would happen if one is declared, Nebraska officials are right to try to reduce the overcrowding. The transfer plan may be a long shot, but it is worth trying. — The Grand Island (Nebraska) Independent, Nov. 27, 2019

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or decades, Mississippi was synonymous with poor student achievement. Not anymore. In 2013, Mississippi passed legislation and adopted new reading policies which led to it now being one of the top performing states in the country. With the release of the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) test scores, Mississippi ranked no. 3 in the US for low-income (those kids who qualify for free or reduced lunch) fourth grade reading, and no. 8 for upper/ middle-income (kids who don’t qualify for free or reduced lunch). Alaska fourth graders have ranked 51st (dead last, behind every state and Washington, D.C.) in both upper/ middle-income and the low-income fourth grade reading in since 2017. Kids who are identified as poor readers by the end of third grade rarely keep pace with their peers in later grades. Much more often, they fall further behind, year after year. These kids are much more likely to drop out of school or develop coping mechanisms that manifest in bad behavior. But there’s hope for Alaska’s kids. As recently as 2013, Mississippi ranked 45th and 40th respectively in reading for low-income and upper/middleincome students. Just six years ago, Mississippi’s fourth grade NAEP scores were pretty similar to those of Alaska. But by 2019, low-income kids in Mississippi posted NAEP scores two and half years ahead of low-income kids in Alaska. Upper/ middle income Mississippi students were one and a half years ahead.

I’m convinced Alaska kids are just as bright, our teachers are just as dedicated, and our parents love their kids just as much as parents in Mississippi. It’s public policy that accounts for the greatest difference in our outcomes. The greatest improvements in reading scores in the U.S. have occurred in states like Mississippi and others that adopted reading legislation pioneered by Florida. In 2002, Florida adopted a new reading model, a multifaceted early childhood literacy program that focused on staff training in sciencebased reading instruction and strongly incentivized identification of and targeted intervention for poor readers, as early as kindergarten. The Florida reading protocol dramatically reduced the number of kids who were struggling readers in fourth grade and beyond. As an added benefit, Florida saw significant K-12 cost savings through a 56% reduction in special education referrals after a few years. As it turns out, thousands of kids in Florida who were previously labeled “disabled” were actually just kids who had not been properly taught to read. Some have blamed ethnic minorities in Alaska as the cause of our disappointing test scores. That offensive narrative ignores the fact that white students in Alaska ranked 50th in the U.S. in fourth grade NAEP reading compared to other white fourth graders in 2019. In fact, white eighth graders in Alaska posted NAEP scores that were only about a half school year ahead of white

fourth graders in Washington, D.C. (a Florida-model jurisdiction since 2012). In 2003, Florida was 20th in the U.S. in NAEP low-income fourth grade reading scores. By 2009, Florida was no. 1, a position they’ve maintained for the last 10 years. In D.C., low-income students were perennially the lowest achieving in the U.S. in fourth grade NAEP reading scores. As recently as 2007, low-income D.C. kids were a full school year behind low-income Alaska fourth graders. By 2019, they’d surged 1 1/2 years ahead of Alaska. Upper/middle income fourth graders in D.C. have gone from 39th in 2011 and have been no. 1 in the nation since 2015. If there is a more important task for any education system than making sure kids are ready to “read to learn” by age 9, I’m not aware of it. Reading is foundational to success in every other subject a child will be exposed to in their K-12 career. Being more than a full school year behind Mississippi in fourth grade NAEP reading scores should be a wake-up call for all Alaskans. The good news is that there’s no need to adopt radical or unproven solutions when the Florida reading model has demonstrated time and again to produce the excellent results our kids deserve. Bob Griffin is a retired USAF fighter pilot, the senior education research fellow for the Alaska Policy Forum, the former chair of the Budget Advisory Commission for the Municipality of Anchorage and Anchorage School District, and current member of the Alaska State Board of Education.

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Dems aim to catch up to Trump’s cash advantage By Brian Slodysko Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Democrats are narrowing President Donald Trump’s early spending advantage, with two billionaire White House hopefuls joining established party groups to target the president in key battleground states that are likely to determine the outcome of next year’s election. Priorities USA and American Bridge, two of the leading Democratic outside groups, are ramping up operations. The organization ACRONYM recently pledged to spend $75 million. And former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has pledged to spend $100 million on ads targeting Trump, while California billionaire Tom Steyer promised $50 million. The billionaires have come under fire from some Democratic rivals for trying to buy the presidency. But the influx of cash is soothing anxiety in some corners of the party that Trump, who has repeatedly broken fundraising records, was off to an unprecedented early start in the 2020 advertising wars. Some had argued that the Democrats’ overwhelming focus on the sprawling presidential primary field allowed the president to burnish a reelection narrative unchallenged ahead of what is expected to be an exceptionally close election. “It’s safe to say the gap is closing,” said David Brock, who leads several Democratic groups, including American Bridge. “People can breathe a little bit of a sigh of relief that there is a major Democratic response now and that Trump’s spending will be met.” The money has put Democrats on firmer footing in states such as Florida, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Arizona, which will be key to victory in 2020. But it’s unclear how long it will last.

Trump has built a massive moneyraising machine that has fused a traditional network of big-dollar Republican donors with a sophisticated digital operation that has raked in small contributions from rank-andfile supporters. Sitting presidents have long used their office to draw a spotlight and rake in money while the party out of power fights its way through a primary. Trump, however, never really ceased campaigning and has been running for reelection essentially since taking office, giving him a far earlier head start. For months, his campaign has spent comparatively little on digital advertising in battlegrounds, while dumping money in population-dense states like New York, California and Texas, which are rich in potential donors but won’t decide the outcome of the election. Yet the money he is raising there will enable him to flood important states with advertising early next year. Over the summer, the lack of spending fueled worries — and some snipping — that not enough was being done counter Trump. “We welcome other efforts. But we also need to remember that Trump has yet to start spending money big in swing states,” said Patrick McHugh, the executive director of Priorities USA, which spent roughly $200 million during the 2016 election. “Matching dollar for dollar now would come at the detriment of matching his spending online and on television once he begins spending in earnest in states that matter.” While the economy overall has performed well during Trump’s presidency, Priorities is driving a message that aims to move beyond the toplines and connect peoples’ frustration with their own financial well-being directly to the president. The group has yet

to say how much it will spend on the 2020 contest, but it has outspent Trump $6.5 million to $2.2 million since July on Facebook and Google in Florida, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan. American Bridge, which has traditionally focused on conducting opposition research, has launched a $50 million radio, TV and digital advertising campaign in the same states that is geared toward rural and exurban voters in about 80 counties that Barack Obama carried but later switched to Trump. “It’s a margins game that we’re playing, but we think that we can get enough people to defect,” Brock said. The group ACRONYM will spend $75 million between now and Election Day on online advertising highlighting the “broken promises” and perceived corruption of the Trump administration. Recent ads have attacked Trump for failing to deliver on his pledge to bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. by highlighting the decision by General Motors to close its Lordstown, Ohio, plant. Organizations financed by Steyer, meanwhile, are working to register young people to vote. That includes a door-knocking campaign, as well as digital advertising by NextGen America, where he was president until stepping down over the summer to launch his campaign. An early salvo of ads run by Bloomberg accuses Trump of not caring about health care and questions his temperament and social media use. One recent Facebook ad captioned “What did he tweet today?” features an image of a man facepalming his forehead. “The president is out making his case. And we’ve got to make sure that he doesn’t make it unrebutted,” said Bloomberg chief adviser Howard Wolfson.


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Roberts seems to hold key in New York City gun law case By Mark Sherman Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Chief Justice John Roberts appeared Monday to be the key vote in whether the Supreme Court considers expanding gun rights or sidesteps its first case on the issue in nearly 10 years. The court’s dismissal of the case would be a disappointment to gunrights advocates and a huge relief to gun-control groups. Both sides thought a conservative Supreme Court majority fortified by two appointees of President Donald

Trump, Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, might use the case to expand on landmark decisions from a decade ago that established a right to keep a gun at home for self-defense. The arguments dealt with a dispute over New York City restrictions on taking licensed, locked and unloaded guns outside the city limits. New York has dropped its transport ban, but only after the high court decided in January to hear the case. The justices spent most of the hour trying to determine whether

anything is left of the case brought by the National Rifle Association’s New York affiliate and three city residents, after the change in New York law. Roberts sought assurances in a handful of questions to the city’s lawyer that New York police would not refuse to issue gun licenses to people who have may have violated the old law. “Would the fact of a violation of the prior law be used against them?” Roberts asked Richard Dearing, the lawyer representing the city. “It will not. It absolutely will not,” Dearing replied, as part of his

argument urging the justices to get rid of the case. The four liberal justices made clear they are likely to vote for dismissal. “So what’s left of this case? Petitioners have gotten all the relief they sought,” said Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, on the bench for the first time since a recent two-night hospital stay. Paul Clement, representing the gun owners, said his clients are entitled to an order from a federal court, not just the representations of the city’s lawyer. In one example, Clement said it is unclear whether

a gun owner headed to a shooting range could stop for coffee or a bathroom break without breaking the law. His argument appeared to win favor with at least two conservative justices, Samuel Alito and Gorsuch. When Dearing said coffee and rest stops are permissible, they asked about whether a gun owner would be at risk by stopping at his mother’s house. Dearing replied he was less sure about other kinds of stops, but that people could challenge such a restriction in a new case.

New wave of abuse suits could hit church like never before By Bernard Condon and Jim Mustian Associated Press

NEW YORK — A wave of new laws in 15 states that allow people to make claims of sexual abuse going back decades could bring a deluge of lawsuits against the Roman Catholic Church that could surpass anything seen so far in its clergy abuse crisis. Associated Press reporting found it could result in thousands of new cases against the church and more than $4 billion in payouts. It’s a financial reckoning playing out in such populous Catholic strongholds as New York, California and New Jersey, among the eight states that go the furthest with “lookback windows” that allow sex abuse claims no matter how old. That has lawyers fighting for clients with TV ads and billboards asking, “Were you abused by the church?” And Catholic dioceses are considering bankruptcy, victim compensation funds and even tapping valuable real estate to stay afloat. “It’s like a whole new beginning for me,” said 71-year-old Nancy Holling-Lonnecker of San Diego, who plans to take advantage of an upcoming three-year window for

such suits in California. Her claim dates back to the 1950s, when she says a priest repeatedly raped her in a confession booth beginning when she was 7 years old. “The survivors coming forward now have been holding on to this horrific experience all of their lives,” she said. “They bottled up those emotions all of these years because there was no place to take it.” AP interviews with more than a dozen lawyers and clergy abuse watchdog groups offered a wide range of estimates but many said they expected at least 5,000 new cases against the church in New York, New Jersey and California alone, resulting in potential payouts that could surpass the $4 billion paid out since the clergy sex abuse first came to light in the 1980s. Some lawyers believe payouts could be heavily influenced by the recent reawakening over sexual abuse fueled by the .MeToo movement, the public shaming of accused celebrities and the explosive Pennsylvania grand jury report last year that found 300 priests abused more than 1,000 children in that state over seven decades. “The general public is more disgusted than ever with the clergy sex abuse and the coverup, and that

will be reflected in jury verdicts,” said Mitchell Garabedian, a Boston attorney who was at the centre of numerous lawsuits against the church in that city and was portrayed in the movie “Spotlight.” Since the 15 states changed their laws within the past two years, the onslaught of lawsuits is coming in waves. This summer, when New York state opened its one-year window allowing sexual abuse suits with no statute of limitations, more than 400 cases against the church and other institutions were filed on the first day alone. That number is now up to more than 1,000, with most against the church. New Jersey’s two-year window opens this week and California’s three-year window begins in the new year, with a new provision that allows plaintiffs to collect triple damages if a demonstrable coverup can be shown. Arizona, Montana and Vermont opened ones earlier this year. Already, longtime clergy abuse lawyer Michael Pfau in Seattle says he’s signed up about 800 clients in New York, New Jersey and California. Boston’s Garabedian says he expects to file 225 in New York, plus at least 200 in a half-dozen other states. Another veteran abuse

litigator, James Marsh, says he’s collected more than 200 clients in New York alone. “A trickle becomes a stream becomes a flood,” Marsh said. Church leaders who had for years lobbied statehouses against loosening statute-of-limitations laws say this is exactly the kind of feeding frenzy they were worried about. And some have bemoaned the difficulty of trying to counter accusations of abuse that happened so long ago that most witnesses have scattered and many of the accused priests are long dead. “Dead people can’t defend themselves,” said Mark Chopko, former general counsel to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. The church’s response weighs heavily on compensation funds and bankruptcy. New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan set up the first fund in 2016, pitching it as a way to compensate victims without walloping the church and forcing it to cut programs. It has since paid more than $67 million to 338 alleged victims, an average $200,000 each. The idea has caught on in other states. All five dioceses in New Jersey and three in Colorado opened one, as did seven dioceses

in Pennsylvania and six in California, including the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the largest in the U.S. More drastic and increasingly more common is the bankruptcy option. Less than a month after New York’s one-year lookback window took effect, the upstate Diocese of Rochester filed for bankruptcy, the 20th diocese or religious order in the country to do so. When a diocese files for bankruptcy, lawsuits by alleged abuse survivors are suspended and payments to them and others owed money are frozen while a federal judge decides how much to pay everyone and still leave enough for the diocese to continue to operate. It’s orderly and victims avoid costly and lengthy court cases, but they often get less than they would if they were successful in a trial. Bankruptcy can also leave abuse survivors with a sense of justice denied because the church never has to face discovery by plaintiff lawyers and forced to hand over documents, possibly implicating higher-ups who hid the abuse. For many of his clients, New York lawyer Adam Slater said, that step is crucial. “They want to see how the church allowed them to be abused, how they ruined their lives,” he said.

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Fear grips Mexican town after gunbattle kills 22 By Maria Verza Associated Press

VILLA UNION, Mexico — A small town near the U.S.-Mexico border began cleaning up Monday, gripped by fear after the killing of 22 people in a ferocious weekend gunbattle between drug cartel members and security forces. A 72-year-old woman living near Villa Union’s city hall recounted how she huddled with two of her grandchildren inside an armoire during the shooting. The street in front of her home was littered with shell casings, and her walls and door were pocked with bullet holes. “I’m still trembling,” she said, speaking on condition of anonymity out of fear for her safety. “We’ve never seen anything like this. It was as if they just wanted to sow terror.” Around midday Saturday, armed men in a convoy of dozens of vehicles arrived in Villa Union and began shooting up city hall. Many of the vehicles were emblazoned with the cartel’s initials — CDN, for Cartel del Noreste, or Northeast

Cartel — as were the attackers’ bulletproof vests. Coahuila Gov. Miguel Riquelme said state security forces arrived within an hour and surrounded the town, about 35 miles southwest of Eagle Pass, Texas. Sixteen gunmen were killed, along with four state police officers and two civilians, he said. On Monday morning, the town of about 6,000 people was strewn with burned-out vehicles, and the city hall’s facade was so riddled with bullet holes it looked like a sieve. Workers swept up glass and rubble out front and began to plaster over the holes, while others collected important documents. Broken glass covered the floor, a crucifix had fallen from a wall, furniture was destroyed, and portraits of local politicians were pierced by bullets. Outside lay a burned SUV, a shotup ambulance and a yellow school bus with CDN spray-painted on the side. Shops nearby cleaned up rather than open for business. Despite the presence of soldiers and federal

police patrolling the quiet streets, no one sent their children to school, and residents did not want to give their names for fear the gunmen could return. “They wanted to send a message” to the state government, Riquelme told the Mexican network Radio Formula. He said the Northeast Cartel, based in nearby Tamaulipas state, has made 15 attempts to establish itself in Coahuila since he became governor two years ago. “We have not permitted the entrance of these criminals in our entity,” he said. “They thought they were going to enter, strike and exit, something that didn’t happen.” The Northeast Cartel is an offshoot of the Zetas, a cartel with roots in elite military units. The Zetas long dominated Nuevo Laredo and Tamaulipas state and were known for military-style operations and grotesque violence intended to intimidate their enemies. Villa Union is 12 miles from the town of Allende, the site of a 2011 massacre involving the Zetas in

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A worker cleans up Monday outside City Hall, riddled with bullet holes following a weekend gunbattle between a heavily armed drug cartel assault group and security forces that resulted in 22 deaths, in Villa Union, Mexico.

which officials say 70 died. Villa Union residents wondered why their town was targeted with such fury. A woman who declined to give her name likened the attack to being in a war zone and said, “They caught us off guard.” The governor said that all

hostages taken Saturday, including five minors, had been rescued. Cartel members had taken some locals with them as guides as they tried to make their escape along back roads. Of the 25 vehicles seized, four carried .50-caliber machine guns.

Prince Andrew’s accuser asks UK public for support By Gregory Katz Associated Press

LONDON — Prince Andrew suffered fresh scrutiny Monday night when the woman who says she was a trafficking victim made to have sex with him when she was 17 asked the British public to support her quest for justice. Virginia Roberts Giuffre told BBC Panorama that people “should not accept this as being OK.” Giuffre’s first UK television interview on the topic

describes how she says she was trafficked by notorious sex offender Jeffrey Epstein beginning in 2001 and ordered to have sex with Andrew three times, including once in London. “This is not some sordid sex story. This is a story of being trafficked, this is a story of abuse and this is a story of your guys’ royalty,” Giuffre tells the program. Andrew, 59, has categorically denied having sex with Giuffre and apologized for his association with Epstein, who died in prison in August

in what New York City officials said was a suicide. The disgraced prince has stepped down from royal duties “for the foreseeable future” because of his friendship with Epstein and the allegations of sexual wrongdoing with an underage girl. He says he is willing to cooperate with appropriate law enforcement inquiries if required to do so. The scandal is one of the worst to have gripped the royal household in recent decades and has severely tarnished the reputation of

Andrew, one of Queen Elizabeth II’s four children. U.S. law enforcement agencies have not commented publicly on whether his actions are being investigated. British police looked into Giuffre’s claim, made in 2015, that she was trafficked into England to have sex with Andrew but did not launch a full-scale investigation. Andrew tried to contain the damage by giving a televised interview on the topic in November, but it backfired because he did not express concern for Epstein’s victims

and because he defended his friendship with Epstein as “honorable.” The televised documentary broadcast Monday night painted a detailed portrait of how Epstein abused dozens of young women at his luxury properties in the Caribbean and New York and quoted Giuffre’s account of being ordered to have sex with Andrew on three occasions. Giuffre, now 35, described how she says she was recruited by Ghislaine Maxwell to give Epstein massages when she was

working as a locker room attendant at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, FL. and later taken to London to meet Andrew. Maxwell has denied any wrongdoing. Breaking down in tears, Giuffre described the humiliating aftermath of being made to have sex with Andrew at a townhouse in London after a night out at the exclusive Tramp nightclub. She said she was told to dance with him by Maxwell, Epstein’s girlfriend at the time.

Brazil’s Bolsonaro under fire after Trump slaps tariffs Associated Press

SAO PAULO — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s U.S.-focused foreign policy efforts suffered a severe setback on Monday when his American counterpart Donald Trump pledged to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum on the South American nation. Trump initially leveled the threat by Twitter while accusing Brazil and neighboring Argentina, governed by U.S. allies Bolsonaro and Mauricio Macri, of manipulating their currencies and hurting American farmers. Brazil’s vice president denied the accusation, but Bolsonaro, who openly admires Trump, was reticent; the far-right politician said he could call Trump “if needed.” Argentina’s production and labor minister, Dante Sica, said Trump’s

announcement caught policymakers by surprise. Both South American nations were among a group of U.S. allies that Trump exempted from steel and aluminum tariffs in March 2018. The American president’s threat to reverse that decision and impose the metals tariffs on Argentina and Brazil is another example of his mercurial approach to trade policy. He also called on America’s central bank to act to prevent other countries from devaluing their currencies. “Brazil has really discounted. If you take a look at what’s happened with their currency, they’ve devalued their currency very substantially by 10 percent. Argentina also,” Trump said shortly before departing for a NATO conference in London. He did not provide specifics on the tariffs.

The stakes are high for Bolsonaro, who has made his relationship with Trump a cornerstone of his diplomacy and is called by both friends and foes “the Trump of the tropics.” While feuding publicly with other Western leaders, including the presidents of Germany and France, Bolsonaro has made several concessions to Trump in the expectation of reaping benefits. He has exempted American tourists from visas to visit Brazil, allowed the U.S. to launch satellites from Brazil and made it easier for Brazilians to buy American wheat and ethanol. In exchange, he received tepid U.S. support for Brazil’s bid to enter the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, while Argentina has received full endorsement for membership.

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“Brazil’s president thought he had a big brother. Now he realizes he does not,” said Carlos Melo, a political science professor at the Insper University in Sao Paulo. “His supporters might have to say that Trump was under pressure and there will be compensation later. But clearly this affects Bolsonaro. It is clear that international politics are about economic interests, not friendship.” Brazil is grappling with

stubborn double-digit unemployment, and its economy is headed toward its third straight year of roughly 1% growth, following two years of deep recession. Rubens Barbosa, a former Brazilian ambassador to Washington, told The Associated Press that Trump is “punishing Brazil’s government and companies without a specific cause.” “This is an unfair relationship. Brazil is making gesture

after gesture to support the U.S. in international forums, but the U.S. is not doing the same,” Barbosa said. Speaking at a business forum shortly after Trump’s comments, Vice President Hamilton Mourão denied the country was manipulating its currency. He also said Brazil should discuss investment projects with China -- a relationship initially shunned by the Bolsonaro administration that has lately grown warmer.

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Dec. 3, the 337th day of 2019. There are 28 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 3, 1979, 11 people were killed in a crush of fans at Cincinnati’s Riverfront Coliseum, where the British rock group The Who was performing. On this date: In 1818, Illinois was admitted as the 21st state. In 1828, Andrew Jackson was elected president of the United States by the Electoral College. In 1960, the Lerner and Loewe musical “Camelot,” starring Julie Andrews as Guenevere, Richard Burton as King Arthur and Robert Goulet as Lancelot, opened on Broadway. In 1964, police arrested some 800 students at the University of California at Berkeley, one day after the students stormed the administration building and staged a massive sit-in. In 1967, a surgical team in Cape Town, South Africa, led by Dr. Christiaan Barnard (BAHR’-nard) performed the first human heart transplant on Louis Washkansky, who lived 18 days with the donor organ, which came from Denise Darvall, a 25-year-old bank clerk who had died in a traffic accident. In 1980, Bernadine Dohrn, a former leader of the radical Weather Underground, surrendered to authorities in Chicago after more than a decade as a fugitive. In 1984, thousands of people died after a cloud of methyl isocyanate gas escaped from a pesticide plant operated by a Union Carbide subsidiary in Bhopal, India. In 1991, radicals in Lebanon released American hostage Alann Steen, who’d been held captive nearly five years. In 1992, the first telephone text message was sent by British engineer Neil Papworth, who transmitted the greeting “Merry Christmas” from his work computer in Newbury, Berkshire, to Vodafone executive Richard Jarvis’ mobile phone. The Greek tanker Aegean Sea spilled more than 21 million gallons of crude oil when it ran aground off northwestern Spain. In 1999, Tori Murden of the United States became the first woman to row across the Atlantic Ocean alone as she arrived at the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, 81 days after leaving the Canary Islands near the coast of Africa. In 2001, in the wake of bombings that had killed 26 Israelis, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon declared a war on terror. Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge asked Americans to return to a high state of alert, citing threats of more terrorist attacks. In 2002, thousands of personnel files released under a court order showed that the Archdiocese of Boston went to great lengths to hide priests accused of abuse, including clergy who’d allegedly snorted cocaine and had sex with girls aspiring to be nuns. Ten years ago: President Barack Obama hosted a White House-sponsored jobs forum, where he said he’d heard many “exciting ideas” and proposals and expressed hope some could be put into action quickly. Pope Benedict XVI and visiting Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (dih-MEE’-tree med-VYEH’-dyev) agreed to upgrade Vatican-Kremlin ties to full diplomatic relations. Comcast and GE announced joint venture plans, with Comcast owning a 51 percent controlling stake in NBC Universal. British actor Richard Todd died in Little Humby, Lincolnshire, England, at age 90. Five years ago: A Staten Island, New York, grand jury declined to indict police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the July 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man stopped on suspicion of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes. Herman Badillo (bah-DEE’-yoh), a Bronx politician who was the first person born in Puerto Rico to become a U.S. congressman, died at age 85. One year ago: President Donald Trump made it clear that he was closely watching those who turned on him in the Russia investigation; he tweeted that his former lawyer, who cut a deal with prosecutors, should go straight to prison, but Trump praised a key witness for having the “guts” not to testify against him. A casket containing the body of former President George H.W. Bush was flown from Texas to Washington to lie in state at the U.S. Capitol. At the U.N.’s annual climate summit in Poland, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres issued a dramatic appeal to world leaders to take global warming seriously, calling it “the most important issue we face.” After a two-year chase, a NASA spacecraft arrived at the ancient asteroid Bennu, some 76 million miles from Earth; the goal is to grab gravel samples in 2020 for return to Earth in 2023. Today’s Birthdays: Movie director Jean-Luc Godard is 89. Singer Jaye P. Morgan is 88. Actor Nicolas Coster is 86. Actress Mary Alice is 78. Rock singer Ozzy Osbourne is 71. Rock singer Mickey Thomas is 70. Country musician Paul Gregg (Restless Heart) is 65. Actor Steven Culp is 64. Actress Daryl Hannah is 59. Actress Julianne Moore is 59. Olympic gold medal figure skater Katarina Witt is 54. Actor Brendan Fraser is 51. Singer Montell Jordan is 51. Actor Royale Watkins is 50. Actor Bruno Campos is 46. Actress Holly Marie Combs is 46. Actress Liza Lapira is 44. Actress Lauren Roman is 44. Pop-rock singer Daniel Bedingfield is 40. Actress/comedian Tiffany Haddish is 40. Actress Anna Chlumsky (KLUHM’-skee) is 39. Actress Jenna Dewan is 39. Actor Brian Bonsall is 38. Actress Dascha Polanco is 37. Pop/rock singer-songwriter Andy Grammer is 36. Americana musician Michael Calabrese (Lake Street Dive) is 35. Actress Amanda Seyfried is 34. Actor Michael Angarano is 32. Actor Jake T. Austin is 25. Thought for Today: “Facing it, always facing it, that’s the way to get through. 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Hawks top Warriors in battle of NBA’s worst teams ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young scored 24 points, rookie De’Andre Hunter added 18 and the Atlanta Hawks snapped a 10-game losing streak with a 104-79 win over the Golden State Warriors on Monday night in a matchup of teams with the worst records in the NBA. The Warriors (4-18) finished with a season low in points (4-18). It was the lowest point total allowed by the Hawks (5-16). Golden State dressed just nine players, even with center Kevon Looney returning to action after missing 19 games with a nerve condition. Rookie Eric Paschall led Golden State with 24 points, but his teammates combined to shoot 24 of 72, and the Warriors were slowed

by 25 turnovers, which the Hawks converted into 25 points. The Warriors were missing Draymond Green, DeAngelo Russell and Stephen Curry, among others.

76ERS 103, JAZZ 94 PHILADELPHIA (AP) —Tobias Harris scored 26 points and Philadelphia beat Utah for its eighth win in nine games and 10th straight at home. Al Horford had five baskets in the first quarter for 12 of his 17 points. James Ennis III finished with eight points. Rudy Gobert scored 27 points for the Jazz, who trailed by 40 points to Toronto a night earlier and faced an 18-point deficit against Philadelphia

at the break.

SUNS 109, HORNETS 104 CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kelly Oubre Jr. scored 23 points, including two clutch 3-pointers in the final minute that lifted Phoenix over Charlotte. Devin Booker added 23 points and Dario Saric had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Suns, who snapped a three-game skid. Marvin Williams led the Hornets with a season-high 22 points and Devonte Graham had 15 points and 12 assists.

BUCKS 132, KNICKS 88 MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis

Antetokounmpo needed only 14 minutes to record another doubledouble, finishing with 29 points and 15 rebounds as Milwaukee won its 12th straight game. The Bucks (18-3) led by as many as 47 and cruised behind Antetokounmpo. The reigning MVP shot 10 of 14 from the field, including 3 of 4 from 3-point range, while playing 22 minutes.

PACERS 117, GRIZZLIES 104 MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Malcolm Brogdon scored 19 points, Domantas Sabonis added 18 and Indiana beat depleted Memphis. Seven players scored in double

figures for the balanced Pacers, including Myles Turner with 17 points. Jeremy Lamb and Justin Holiday had 15 apiece, with Holiday missing only one of his six 3-point attempts.

BULLS 113, KINGS 106 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Zach LaVine scored 28 points and made four free throws in the final 11 seconds, and Chicago overcame a sloppy fourth quarter to beat Sacramento. Lauri Markkanen had 20 points and seven rebounds, Wendell Carter added 10 points and 10 rebounds, and Tomas Satoransky scored 14 points as Chicago snapped a three-game losing streak.

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Kenai’s Travis Cooper opened up the 2019-20 World Cup biathlon season with a 108th-place finish Sunday in Oestersund, Sweden. Johannes Thingnes Boe of Norway won the 10-kilometer race that incorporates nordic skiing and sharpshooting skills in 24 minutes, 18.3 seconds, while Cooper finished 5:38 behind. Sunday’s 10K sprint race

was the second race of the BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon season, but the first for Cooper, who didn’t race Saturday in the relay races. Cooper, a 2015 Kenai Central grad, missed six total shots — three misses in both rounds of shooting. A penalty loop is assessed to each competitor for each miss. Cooper had 10 World Cup starts last year with a best finish of 56th.

Blues notch shutout over Blackhawks CHICAGO (AP) — Jake Allen made 38 saves, Brayden Schenn scored his teamleading 14th goal and the St. Louis Blues beat the shorthanded Chicago Blackhawks 4-0 on Monday night for their fourth consecutive victory. Jaden Schwartz, Tyler Bozak and Mackenzie MacEachern also scored for St. Louis, which improved to 13-3-3 since star forward Vladimir Tarasenko was sidelined by a left shoulder injury that required surgery. It was Allen’s first shutout of the season and No. 20 for his career, matching Jaroslav Halak for second on the franchise list. Brian Elliott leads the way with 25.

ISLANDERS 4, RED WINGS 1 DETROIT (AP) — Jordan Eberle scored two goals and Semyon Varlamov made 30 saves as New York handed Detroit its 10th straight defeat. Anders Lee and Anthony Beauvillier also scored for the Islanders, who were outshot 31-25 but never trailed.

GOLDEN KNIGHTS 4, RANGERS 1 NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Tuch scored twice in the first four minutes and Vegas went

on to a win over New York. Reilly Smith and Max Pacioretty also scored to help the Golden Knights get their first three-game winning streak of the season. Malcolm Subban stopped 29 shots as Vegas improved to 5-2-1 after a seasonhigh five-game skid (0-4-1).

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SABRES 7, DEVILS 1 BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jack Eichel had a goal and two assists, and Buffalo used a five-goal first period to beat New Jersey. Eichel scored 2:46 into the game, and Conor Sheary scored twice during the first 20 minutes. Jeff Skinner and Rasmus Asplund also had goals in the first, and Victor Olofsson and Henri Jokiharju scored in the second.

DUCKS 4, KINGS 2 ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Derek Grant scored two goals, Ryan Miller made 34 saves and Anaheim beat Los Angeles in the first Freeway Faceoff rivalry game of the season. Jakob Silfverberg scored his team-leading 10th goal, Hampus Lindholm had three assists, and Carter Rowney had a goal and an assist as the Ducks won for just the third time in 13 games.

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SEATTLE (AP) — By the time the playoffs arrive, the Seattle Seahawks are going to feel just fine in a close, tight game. Even when they’re comfortably ahead, the Seahawks have a way of making the final minutes more than a little unnerving. “Close games are cool, aren’t they? I like them,” Seattle coach Pete Carroll joked. “Maybe the 17 points was too much. Maybe we shouldn’t have been ahead by that much.” Thanks to the combo of Rashaad Penny and Chris Carson, and one big strike from Russell Wilson, the Seahawks built a big second-half lead before holding off the Minnesota Vikings for a 37-30 win Monday night. Penny scored one touchdown rushing and one receiving, and Wilson hit David Moore on a 60-yard touchdown pass as the Seahawks scored 24 straight points to take control before needing to hold on late as the Vikings tried to rally. Seattle (10-2) moved into a tie with San Francisco atop of the NFC West but holds the tiebreaker. The Seahawks have the inside track to the division title with

four games left. “Just couldn’t be more excited to have that kind of win and put us at 10 wins, that’s a nice spot for this time,” Carroll said. “We kick it into the fourth quarter and now it’s finish time.” Minnesota (8-4) fell a game behind Green Bay in the NFC North and is only one game ahead of the Los Angeles Rams in the wild-card race. They lost star running back Dalvin Cook to a shoulder injury when he fumbled midway through the third quarter in what became a major turning point. Cook said he believes he should be able to play next week and took responsibility for the fumble. “Everybody acts like this is the end of the world, we lost one game tonight,” Minnesota coach Mike Zimmer said. “We’re 8-4 we have four games left, three division games. This isn’t the end of the world, we still have a lot of good football left to play.” Wilson wasn’t great, but he came up with key plays as Seattle won its fifth straight. He had a forgettable first-half moment trying to bat down a deflected pass only to watch Anthony Harris intercept the ball and return it for a touchdown. Wilson was 21 of 31 for 240 yards. The key was the running of Penny and Chris Carson. Seattle rushed for 218

yards, the most allowed by Minnesota this season. Carson had 102, including a 1-yard TD. Penny added 74. The Vikings were giving up just 94 yards per game rushing. “Our running game has been a staple of our offense. That’s our foundation and both of those guys are amazing backs. They’re really coming on,” Seattle offensive lineman Duane Brown said. Minnesota quarterback Kirk Cousins was 22 of 38 for 276 yards but couldn’t connect with Irv Smith Jr. on fourthand-3 at the Vikings 42 with 2:31 left. Jason Myers’ 36-yard field goal with 21 seconds left provided the final margin for Seattle. “I think we have a football team that can go on the road in a tough environment and get a win. I think this is an opportunity we missed. It’s disappointing,” Cousins said. It was a wild second half featuring 40 combined points and four key turnovers — three by Minnesota. Seattle pulled even at 17 on Penny’s 1-yard TD run. On Minnesota’s first play of the next possession, Cook was stripped by Rasheem Green, and Bradley McDougald recovered. It was the first of two critical turnovers that led to 10 points for Seattle.

Treinen, Sanchez, Russell headline list of 56 new MLB free agents By Ronald Blum AP Baseball Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Former AllStars Blake Treinen, Aaron Sanchez and Addison Russell were among 56 players who became free agents along with current Gold Glove second baseman Yolmer Sánchez when their teams declined to offer 2020 contracts Monday rather than make them eligible for salary arbitration. Baltimore, faced with a similar decision, traded second baseman Jonathan Villar to Miami, which claimed first baseman Jesús Aguilar off waivers from Tampa Bay. One big-name free agent found a home: All-Star infielder Mike Moustakas and the Cincinnati Reds agreed to a $64 million, fouryear contract, a person familiar with

the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not been announced. For the second straight offseason, the Reds are making a splurge as they try to shake themselves out of a rut of six straight losing seasons. Their first move involves getting a player from the NL Central-rival Milwaukee Brewers. The 31-yearold could fill the Reds’ hole at second base that opened when Scooter Gennett got hurt and then was traded last season. Cincinnati scored the fourthfewest runs in the NL last season despite one of the league’s most hitter-friendly ballparks. Bulking up on offense, stabilizing the outfield and overhauling the bullpen are the Reds’ priorities in the offseason.

Ahead of the deadline to offer 2020 contracts to unsigned players on 40-man rosters, San Diego obtained second baseman Jurickson Profar from Oakland for catching prospect Austin Allen, then agreed to a $5.7 million, one-year contract. Cleveland acquired catcher Sandy León from Boston for minor league right-hander Adenys Bautista and agreed to a $2 million deal. About two dozen players agreed to contracts and the total of players eligible for arbitration dropped from about 230 at the start of the day to approximately 165. Seattle failed to offer a contract to infielder Tim Beckham, who has 32 games remaining on a drug suspension, and San Francisco let go outfielder Kevin Pillar. Milwaukee was the most active

team in cutting its budget for arbitration-eligible players, allowing a quintet to go free: left-hander Álex Claudio, right-handers Junior Guerra and Jimmy Nelson, infielder Tyler Saladino and third baseman Travis Shaw. The Brewers also agreed to a $2.2 million, oneyear deal with shortstop Orlando Arcia and a $1.4 million, one-year contract with catcher Ben Gamel, whose deal includes a $2.55 million team option for 2021. After starting the day with 10 arbitration-eligible players, the Brewers finished with three: right-hander Corey Knebel and lefties Josh Hader and Brent Suter. “I’d say that payroll flexibility helps and isn’t a bad thing as we evaluate potential acquisitions throughout the offseason,” Brewers general manager David

Stearns said. “The way the arbitration system is set up, sometimes you’re forced to make difficult decisions if it doesn’t appear that allocating the payroll to specific players in the way the arbitration would dictate would be the most effective use of those dollars.” Baltimore jettisoned its top player in Villar in exchange for minor league pitcher Easton Lucas. Villar played in all 162 games this year and led the 108-loss Orioles with 176 hits, five triples and 40 stolen bases. He likely will command a salary of about $10 million in arbitration. “He was a tremendously exciting player for us, a joy to have,” Orioles general manager Mike Elias said. “It was hard to let him go, but we’ve got to keep an eye on our strategic See Free , Page A9


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objectives, which is prioritize the future right now.” Russell, a 2016 All-Star, was banned for 40 games last offseason under Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy after a series of allegations made by ex-wife Melisa Reidy. The 25-year-old returned to the Chicago Cubs in May and batted a career-low .237 with nine homers, 23 RBIs and a .699 OPS. Russell earned $4 million in 2019 and was likely to gain a raise in arbitration, probably to around $5 million. “We decided to nontender Addison Russell today simply because the role we expected him to play for the 2020 Cubs was inconsistent with how he would have been treated in the salary arbitration process,” Cubs

president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said in a statement. Treinen, a 31-year-old right-hander, had a 4.91 ERA for Oakland this year, up from 0.78 ERA in his AllStar season of 2018. Treinen was expected to command roughly $7.5 million in arbitration. Sanchez, a 27-year-old right-hander, was an AllStar for Toronto in 2016 and was dealt to Houston on July 31. He was 2-0 in four starts and 18 2/3 innings, including the first six innings of a combined no-hitter against Seattle in his Astros debut. But Houston said on Sept. 5 that he needed shoulder surgery. Among others cut loose were Philadelphia third baseman Maikel Franco and second baseman César Hernández; Arizona outfielder Steven Souza Jr. and Minnesota designated hitter C.J. Cron.

Time to Bill-ieve? By John Wawrow AP Sports Writer

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — It was only a few weeks ago when the Bills had a 7-3 record, and quarterback Josh Allen acknowledged he and his teammates had taken a peek at the playoff picture. “I wouldn’t say we’ve started talking about it, but you do want to keep an eye on what everybody else is doing,” the second-year starter responded, before making a cautious projection. “At the end of the day, I think you need at least 10 wins to get in.” Two weeks and two wins later, the question for Allen now might be why stop there? Returning from an extended weekend off following their convincing 26-15 win at Dallas on Thanksgiving Day, the Bills are in the thick of the AFC playoff race.

At 9-3, the Bills will play the two teams ahead of them in the standings over the next three weeks, starting with the conference-leading Baltimore Ravens (10-2) coming to town Sunday, and Buffalo playing at New England (10-2) on Dec. 21. Coach Sean McDermott on Monday promptly cooled talk of having any AFC East title aspirations by saying he’s solely focused on the immediate challenge ahead and noting how the dynamic Lamar Jackson-led Ravens might well be the league’s best team. “They just can beat you in so many different ways,” McDermott said of the Ravens, who have won eight straight and had outscored their previous five opponents by a combined margin of 202-62 before eking out a 20-17 win over San Francisco on Sunday.

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Sunday’s Games Miami 109, Brooklyn 106 Boston 113, New York 104 Memphis 115, Minnesota 107 Dallas 114, L.A. Lakers 100 Detroit 132, San Antonio 98 Oklahoma City 107, New Orleans 104 Orlando 100, Golden State 96 Toronto 130, Utah 110 L.A. Clippers 150, Washington 125 Monday’s Games Philadelphia 103, Utah 94 Phoenix 109, Charlotte 104 Atlanta 104, Golden State 79 Indiana 117, Memphis 104 Milwaukee 132, New York 88 Chicago 113, Sacramento 106 Tuesday’s Games Detroit at Cleveland, 3 p.m. Orlando at Washington, 3 p.m. Dallas at New Orleans, 3:30 p.m. Miami at Toronto, 3:30 p.m. Houston at San Antonio, 4:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Denver, 5 p.m. Portland at L.A. Clippers, 6 p.m.

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Men’s College Scores EAST Bryant 60, Navy 45 Delaware 84, Columbia 76 Hofstra 64, Canisius 57 Holy Cross 81, Mercer 67 Stony Brook 65, Manhattan 47 SOUTH Elon 70, Kennesaw St. 46 Liberty 87, Trinity Baptist 28 Nicholls 120, Campbellsville-Harrodsburg 69 North Florida 93, High Point 70 South Florida 65, Furman 55 St. Bonaventure 71, FAU 64 Tennessee Tech 86, Reinhardt 47 Wofford 77, NC Central 59 MIDWEST Kansas St. 76, Florida A&M 58 Miami 81, Illinois 79 Minnesota 78, Clemson 60 N. Iowa 110, Luther College 51 SOUTHWEST North Texas 77, Texas-Arlington 66 Stephen F. Austin 114, Arlington Baptist 49 FAR WEST UIC 89, San Diego 83 Washington 75, South Dakota 55

Week 14 Thursday, Dec. 5 Dallas at Chicago, 4:20 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 Washington at Green Bay, 9 a.m. Indianapolis at Tampa Bay, 9 a.m. San Francisco at New Orleans, 9 a.m. Carolina at Atlanta, 9 a.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 9 a.m. Denver at Houston, 9 a.m. Baltimore at Buffalo, 9 a.m. Miami at N.Y. Jets, 9 a.m. Cincinnati at Cleveland, 9 a.m. L.A. Chargers at Jacksonville, 12:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at Arizona, 12:25 p.m. Tennessee at Oakland, 12:25 p.m. Kansas City at New England, 12:25 p.m. Seattle at L.A. Rams, 4:20 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9 N.Y. Giants at Philadelphia, 4:15 p.m. All Times AST

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BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Acquired LHP Easton Lucas from Miami Marlins for INF Jonathan Villar. BOSTON RED SOX — Traded C Sandy León to Cleveland for RHP Adenys Bautista. Declined to tender 2020 contracts to INF Marco Hernandez and LHP Josh Osich. CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Agreed to terms with C James McCann on a one-year contract. Declined to tender 2020 contracts to RHP Ryan Burr, LHP Caleb Frare and INF Yolmer Sánchez. Released RHP Thyago Vieira. CLEVELAND INDIANS — Agreed to terms with C Sandy Leon and UTL Andrew Velazques on a oneyear contract. Declined to tender 2020 contracts to RHP James Hoyt and C Kevin Plawecki. HOUSTON ASTROS — Agreed to terms with RHP Joe Biagini on a one-year contract. Declined to tender 2020 contract to RHP Aaron Sanchez. KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Agreed to terms with LHP Mike Montgomery on a one-year contract. Declined to tender 2020 contracts to SS Humberto Arteaga, 3B Cheslor Cuthbert, SS Erick Mejia and RHP Jesse Hahn. LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Declined to tender a 2020 contracts to C Kevan Smith. MINNESOTA TWINS — Agreed to terms with INF Ehire Adrianza and RHP Matt Wisler on one-year contracts. Declined to tender 2020 contracts to 1B C.J. Cron and RHP Trevor Hildenberger. OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Acquired C Austin Allen and a player to be named from San Diego for 2B Jurickson Profar. Agreed to terms with LHP T.J. McFarland on a one-year contract. Declined to tender 2020 contracts to LHP Ryan Buchter, RHP Blake Treinen and C Josh Phegley. SEATTLE MARINERS — Declined to tender 2020 contracts to INF Tim Beckham and OF Domingo Santana. TEXAS RANGERS — Announced RHP Nick Goody accepted his assignment to the club and was placed on the major league roster. Claimed RHP Jimmy Herget off waivers from Cincinnati. Designated LHP Jeffrey Springs for assignment. Declined to tender 2020 contracts to RHP Ian Gibaul and RHP Wei-Chieh Huang. TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Agreed to terms with RHP Anthony Bass on a one-year contract. Agreed to terms with 2B Andy Burns, OF Patrick Kivlehan and RHPs Phillippe Aumont, A.J. Cole and Justin Miller on minor league contracts. Declined to tender 2020 contracts to C Luke Maile, RHP Derek Law and RHP Jason Adam. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Declined to tender 2020 contracts to OF Steven Souza Jr., RHP

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Women’s College Scores EAST Cleveland St. 57, Delaware St. 49 Mass.-Lowell 55, Bryant 35 Penn 74, Hartford 46 SOUTH Davidson 73, High Point 63 Louisiana-Lafayette 62, Xavier (LA) 49 NC A&T 75, Saint Augustine’s 44 UNC-Asheville 89, Montreat 45 SOUTHWEST Lamar 90, LeTourneau 38 Louisiana Tech 43, UALR 38 FAR WEST

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Week 13 Thursday’s Games Chicago 24, Detroit 20 Buffalo 26, Dallas 15 New Orleans 26, Atlanta 18 Sunday’s Games Baltimore 20, San Francisco 17 Green Bay 31, N.Y. Giants 13 Tennessee 31, Indianapolis 17 Pittsburgh 20, Cleveland 13 Cincinnati 22, N.Y. Jets 6 Tampa Bay 28, Jacksonville 11 Miami 37, Philadelphia 31 Washington 29, Carolina 21 L.A. Rams 34, Arizona 7 Kansas City 40, Oakland 9 Denver 23, L.A. Chargers 20 Houston 28, New England 22 Monday’s Games Seattle 37, Minnesota 30

NFL Standings AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA New England 10 2 0 .833 322 145 Buffalo 9 3 0 .750 257 188 N.Y. Jets 4 8 0 .333 204 280 Miami 3 9 0 .250 200 377 South Houston 8 4 0 .667 293 271 Tennessee 7 5 0 .583 276 234 Indianapolis 6 6 0 .500 261 257 Jacksonville 4 8 0 .333 220 292 North Baltimore 10 2 0 .833 406 219 Pittsburgh 7 5 0 .583 236 225 Cleveland 5 7 0 .417 246 272 Cincinnati 1 11 0 .083 179 298 West Kansas City 8 4 0 .667 348 265 Oakland 6 6 0 .500 237 324 Denver 4 8 0 .333 198 237 L.A. Chargers 4 8 0 .333 244 241 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Dallas 6 6 0 .500 310 236 Philadelphia 5 7 0 .417 274 284 Washington 3 9 0 .250 173 290 N.Y. Giants 2 10 0 .167 230 339 South y-New Orleans 10 2 0 .833 298 248 Tampa Bay 5 7 0 .417 340 346 Carolina 5 7 0 .417 280 320 Atlanta 3 9 0 .250 260 323 North Green Bay 9 3 0 .750 289 255

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Full-time trucker parks too long in son’s small apartment DEAR ABBY: My husband over this issue. widowed mother-in-law, He’s the older brother and “Minnie,” works full time feels guilty about asking as a trucker, traveling her to stay at a hotel. My around the U.S. She sister-in-law doesn’t help doesn’t have a home of the situation. She saboher own since she lives tages holidays and events on the road. My husband to ensure Minnie won’t and I live in a small onefeel comfortable staying bedroom apartment. there. I don’t know how When she’s here for holiI will manage to get Dear Abby days or family functions, through the holidays this Jeanne Phillips she always sleeps on our year. Help! — DREADING couch. IT IN THE EAST At first I didn’t mind once or twice DEAR DREADING: Blowout fights for holidays, but since my niece with your husband are detrimental to was born, Minnie wants to be home your marriage. Because he appears more to visit with her. My husband’s to be unable to summon the backbrother has a large home and plenty bone to have an honest conversation of space, but Minnie never stays with his mother, I guess it’s up to you. there because she doesn’t like my Explain to Minnie that the current sister-in-law. Minnie is also irrespon- arrangement isn’t working. Tell her sible about letting us know when twice-a-year visits for holidays and she’s coming and how long she will family functions were manageable, be staying. One night can turn into but in the future, if she’s unwilling to a week. stay in her younger son’s home, she I have had many conversations should arrange to stay at a hotel or and some blowout fights with my motel for those “extra” visits.

DEAR ABBY: Some of my extended family members have become vegan. When they come to my home, I make sure to have appropriate food for them, in addition to nonvegan food for others. When I am invited to their homes for a celebration, they offer only vegan selections. No one is allowed to bring nonvegan or meatbased dishes to their home. It has reached the point that I no longer want to go there when a meal is involved. I have tried talking to them about this, but their reply is, “No meat allowed in our home.” I now leave before mealtime because I don’t like a lot of their dishes. Is it common for vegans to prohibit guests from ever taking other food into their home? Thanks for any light you can shed on this. — MEAT LOVER IN HOUSTON DEAR MEAT LOVER: People become vegans for a variety of reasons. Some do because they feel it is unethical to kill animals for food. Others do it because they feel raising animals for slaughter is harmful

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to the planet. People also become vegans for health reasons. Individuals who adopt this way of life often feel as your relatives do, and that’s their privilege. If it impinges on your freedom or limits your enjoyment of these celebrations, forgo them and either participate in get-togethers that don’t include food or go to an accommodating restaurant. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. For an excellent guide to becoming a better conversationalist and a more sociable person, order “How to Be Popular.” Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $8 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Popularity Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.)

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ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHH You might be sluggish or in your daydreams right now. You have a lot on your mind and it might be relaxing to escape. Nevertheless, you come up with a wonderful idea that you might decide to pursue. Tonight: Go invisible.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHHH Remain focused on your objectives if you want to emerge on top of your game. Con-

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHH Others let you know how they feel about what you are doing, especially around work and community activities. Do not be surprised if someone sneaks in ideas around his or her own agenda. Tonight: Out and about.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH You might have been envisioning a trip, getting together with a friend or maybe getting tickets to an event. Whatever lurks in your mind, you might want to play it out. Participating in this type of happening feeds your energy. Tonight: Start making plans.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHHH One-on-one relating remains, as always, a naturally strong area for you. At present, you become luckier and capable of closing an important money deal or making wonderful plans that will delight you and others. Tonight: Be a duo.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHH The smart move will be

Dear Readers: Now’s the time to get packages sent off. Here are some PACKING HINTS from the U.S. Postal Service (www.usps.com): * Cushion items. Newspaper, packing peanuts and shredded paper all can work. Insert shredded paper into fragile items to make sure they are protected. Shake the box to see if things rattle around — they shouldn’t. * A box is a simple concept, but there are rules. The box must not bulge out; it has to close flat. Use 2-inch-wide clear or brown packing tape; don’t use cellophane or masking tape. Never tie a box with string, cord or twine — it can jam the equipment. If you’re reusing a box, that’s great, but remove, cover or black out all previous labels and logos on the box. * Cover the mailing label with clear packing tape so it won’t smudge. * Weight restrictions? You bet. Size matters. A box weighing more than 70 pounds cannot be

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HHHH You speak your mind and others listen. Sometimes you might be vague, and you could be surprised by others and what might feel like demanding questions. Just answer. Tonight: Make plans with a neighbor or sibling.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHH Defer to a friend or someone you see with frequency. He or she has come up with an intriguing suggestion that appeals to you. The other party will be delighted by your strong response. Tonight: Off having a good time.

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AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHH Curb a tendency to be possessive or jealous. Ask yourself what really might be going on there. You might consider signing up for a class or going off to the gym in order to build yourself up in your mind. Tonight: Curb any wild spending.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHHH You know better than most what strange events and places you can visit with your imagination. You might decide to choose one of these options and see what is revealed. Don’t get distracted when dealing with a loved one or child. Tonight: The party goes on.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHHH The Moon in your sign makes you undefeatable and adds to an innate magnetism. You draw others toward you. You are unlikely to cause problems, except for having too many admirers. Use your imagination more. Tonight: Whatever puts a smile on your face.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21) HHH You might feel inordinately pushed by a domestic issue or someone you live with. Push does not need to come to shove, as a discussion at the right time could prove positive. Tonight: Order a favorite dinner.

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to defer to others. Often, people tell you what they think they want, but if you allow them to choose and take control, plans or events could be considerably different. Tonight: Say yes to what pops up.

mailed through the post office. There also are items that you cannot ship. Check out the Postal Service’s website for more information. — Heloise

HOT MEDS Dear Heloise: I’ve heard that it’s not good to store medications in the bathroom. What do you think? — Kathy W. in California Kathy, I agree completely, and here’s why: Heat and dampness from the bathroom can render medications less potent and possibly ineffective, especially pills and capsules. Store medications in a cool, dry place, away from light, moisture and heat, and also away from children. Take the cotton stopper out of the bottle, too. Ask your pharmacist for more hints on medication storage, and read on for another hint about prescription medications. — Heloise

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This year, you will want to be more visible and go out more often. You will enjoy relating to people. If single, you might meet many admirers and several wannabe sweeties. Your innate charisma will draw many people toward you. Choose who you want to relate to with care. You can be very sensitive and easily wounded. If attached, the two of you will experience the purchase of a major object or a change in lifestyle. Enjoy yourself but recognize that this trend will not last forever. PISCES sometimes drowns you with their emotions. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult

sider jotting down some of your better ideas, though do try them out on a friend. Tonight: Notice how friendly someone is being.

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Impeachment shadows Trump on trip to NATO meeting By Aamer Madhani Associated Press

LONDON — Crying foul over timing, President Donald Trump on Monday accused Democrats of scheduling this week’s impeachment hearing to undercut him during his trip abroad for a NATO leaders’ meeting playing out at a crucial moment for the 70-year-old military alliance. Trump, who arrived in London late Monday for two days of meetings, called the trip “one of the most important journeys that we make as president” before departing Washington and noted Democrats had long known about the meeting. The president lashed out at Democrats again soon after arriving in the U.K. He said on Twitter that he had read the Republican report designed to counter Democrats’ impeachment case on his flight. The report, which was obtained by The Associated Press, called Trump’s hesitation to provide military aid to Ukraine “entirely prudent.” “Prior to landing I read the Republicans Report on the Impeachment Hoax. Great job! Radical Left has NO CASE. Read the Transcripts,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Shouldn’t even be allowed. Can we go to Supreme Court to stop?” It was not immediately clear under what legal grounds Trump was calling for the high court’s involvement. Trump’s trip comes amid ongoing quarrels over defense spending by NATO allies and widespread anxiety over the president’s commitment to the alliance. The president said his trip would be focused on “fighting for the American people.” But in the more than two months that the impeachment inquiry has been underway, he has constantly drifted back to what he frames as the Democrats’ unfair effort to overturn the results of his 2016 election. The House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing Wednesday on the constitutional grounds for impeachment before Trump wraps up at the NATO meeting. Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, White House counsel Pat Cipollone and presidential

counselor Kellyanne Conway all complained about the timing, with Pompeo saying the hearings would “distract America’s president from his important mission overseas.” Trump insists he’s solely focused on scoring domestic and foreign policy wins, including revamping NATO so that allies spend more on defense. But he’s often appeared consumed by the day-to-day battle against impeachment. In recent days he’s repeatedly lashed out about the “impeachment hoax” and the “scam” inquiry, even delving into impeachment at a ceremony to celebrate NCAA athletes and at last week’s annual Turkey pardon. White House aides say the summit offers Trump an opportunity to counter the impeachment narrative in Washington and demonstrate to voters that he’s keeping a businessas-usual approach while Democrats concentrate on the probe. But soon after Air Force One departed, Trump took to Twitter to slam “Do Nothing Democrats” for scheduling the hearing during the NATO meeting as “Not nice!”” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in Madrid for a U.N. conference on climate change, declined to comment about the impeachment inquiry, saying, “When we travel abroad, we don’t talk about the president in a negative way. We save that for home.” Trump is only the fourth U.S. president in history to face an impeachment inquiry. The gravity of impeachment is likely to play into the calculus of how other global leaders engage the president going forward, in the view of some analysts. “In one sense impeachment is weakening his hand diplomatically,” said Ted Galen Carpenter, a senior fellow for defense and foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute in Washington. “For a normal president, it would be seen as a substantial problem. For Donald Trump, he’s going to try to blow right through it and act is if that’s not a relevant factor.” The NATO leaders meeting is a complicated backdrop for Trump to make his first extended overseas visit --he made a quick Thanksgiving visit to U.S. troops in Afghanistan

-- since Democrats launched the impeachment inquiry. Trump has repeatedly criticized fellow NATO members and complained that too few nations are on track to meet the alliance goal of spending at least 2% of GDP on defense by 2024. French President Emmanuel Macron recently lamented that a lack of U.S. leadership was causing the “brain death” of the alliance. Trump’s former national security adviser John Bolton has said the president could move to leave the alliance if he wins reelection. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, who has warned that a second Trump term could mean NATO’s effective dissolution, jokingly said Monday that he’d “say a prayer” as the president heads to London. “There’s time for redemption,” Biden told reporters as he campaigned in Emmetsburg, Iowa. “But so far he’s treated NATO like it’s a protection racket.” In the leadup to the summit, White House aides sought to soften Trump’s past criticism of member nations as deadbeats. White House officials noted that before Trump took office only four NATO members had reached the 2% benchmark that was set in 2014. Now there are nine countries that have reached the threshold, according to the White House. Eighteen of the 29 members of the alliance are projected to meet the 2% threshold by 2024. Trump isn’t the first U.S. president to attend a NATO summit with impeachment looming. In June 1974, Nixon faced criticism when he headed to Brussels as NATO commemorated its 25th anniversary. He met with fellow alliance leaders and tried to convey a message that he remained fully in power even as the Watergate investigation gained steam. By summer’s end, Nixon resigned. In contrast, Trump heads to NATO confident that there aren’t the votes needed in the Republicancontrolled Senate to convict him should the House vote to impeach him. Even so, he still might not be able to resist throwing attention back to the impeachment inquiry in Washington.

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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive Monday at Stansted Airport in England. Trump will join other NATO heads of state Tuesday at Buckingham Palace in London to mark the NATO Alliance’s 70th birthday.

Congress pushes ahead on Trump impeachment with nation split WASHINGTON — The House is plunging into a landmark impeachment week, with Democrats who once hoped to sway Republicans now facing the prospect of an ever-hardening partisan split over the question of removing President Donald Trump from office. Lawmakers were getting their first look at the House Intelligence Committee’s impeachment report Monday night behind closed doors, and Chairman Adam Schiff said on MSNBC that it will be released Tuesday. The findings are expected to forcefully make the Democrats’ case that Trump engaged in what Schiff calls impeachable “wrongdoing and misconduct” in pressuring Ukraine to investigate Democrats and Joe Biden while withholding military aid to the ally. For Republicans offering an early rebuttal ahead of the report’s public release, the proceedings are simply a “hoax,” with Trump insisting he did nothing wrong and his GOP allies in line behind him. Trump tweeted his daily complaints about it all and then added a suggestive, if impractical, question: “Can we go to Supreme Court to stop?” With the Judiciary Committee set to launch its first hearing Wednesday, the impeachment proceedings are presenting a historic test of political judgment in a case that is dividing Congress and the country. Departing for a NATO meeting in London, Trump criticized the House for pushing forward Monday with proceedings while he was heading overseas, a breach of political decorum that traditionally leaves partisan differences at the water’s edge. He predicted Republicans would actually benefit from the impeachment effort against him, though “it’s a disgrace for our country.” — Associated Press

“While Nixon remained determined to rise above the swirl of impeachment and pretend he wasn’t distracted, Trump can’t help himself,” said Derek Chollet, executive vice president for security and defense policy at the German

Marshall Fund of the United States. “Moreover, for Trump, being in charge hardly means projecting steady confidence — it means proving that he can keep everyone offbalance and nervous about what’s coming next.”


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YAKUTSK, Russia — Russian scientists on Monday showed off a prehistoric puppy, believed to be 18,000 years old, found in permafrost in the country’s Far East. Discovered last year in a lump of frozen mud near the city of Yakutsk, the puppy is unusually well-preserved, with its hair, teeth, whiskers and eyelashes still intact. “This puppy has all its limbs, pelage -- fur, even whiskers. The nose is visible. There are teeth. We can determine due to some data that it is a male,” Nikolai

A 18,000 years old puppy found in permafrost in the Russia’s Far East is on display at the Yakutsk’s Mammoth Museum, Russia. Yakutsk Mammoth Museum

Androsov, director of the Northern World private museum where the remains are stored, said at the presentation at the Yakutsk’s Mammoth Museum which specializes in ancient specimens. In recent years, Russia’s Far East has provided many riches for scientists studying the remains of ancient animals. As the permafrost melts, affected by climate change, more and more parts of woolly mammoths, canines and other prehistoric animals are being discovered. Often it is mammoth tusk hunters who discover them.

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