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Officials: $200M drop in oil revenue forecast ANCHORAGE — Alaska’s latest revenue forecast has estimated a $200 million decrease in oil revenue after an excess of the resource contributed to lower prices worldwide, state officials said. The state Department of Revenue released the forecast Friday revealing both prices and production are running below expectations presenting challenges for state officials planning next year’s budget, officials said. The Alaska North Slope oil price is forecast to decline from the $66 originally projected in the spring to $63.54 a barrel before July 1 and $59 after July 1, department officials said. Meanwhile, oil production is also expected to decline from 541,000 barrels to 492,100 barrels each day, officials said. The estimated revenue reduction “is a sobering fact in Alaska’s fiscal reality. It is but another example of why fiscal discipline must be the cornerstone of a long-term fiscal plan,” Republican state Rep. Cathy Tilton told the Anchorage Daily News. Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy is expected to introduce a preliminary version of the 2021 budget next week based on the forecast, state officials said. The state Legislature is expected to start considering his proposal when it convenes in January, officials said. The new projections “are very disappointing but not unexpected,” Alaska Policy Forum executive director Bethany Marcum said. She added that the forum believes “reducing spending will be a necessity again in the next legislative session.” The Department of Revenue was conservative in future oil production projections, particularly as new fields could come online on the North Slope, said Ed King, an Alaskabased economist. “New fields offer tremendous potential to increase production later in the 2020s but these developments are still contingent on final investment decisions and commitment of billions of dollars of new investments on the part of oil and gas producers,” See news, Page A2

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‘A really vicious cycle’ Coalition discusses challenges of reentry after incarceration. By Brian Mazurek Peninsula Clarion

What happens to people on the peninsula after they’ve served their time in prison and are released back into the community? A group of nonprofits and government agencies are working together to provide the community a clearer answer to that question. On Thursday at the Kenai Peninsula College, a community panel hosted by the Kenai Peninsula

Reentry Coalition brought together representatives from a number of agencies that work with those recently released from prison to discuss restorative reentry and share what challenges and obstacles exist for people attempting to reintegrate into society. Fred Koski from the Reentry Coalition moderated the event, which included Katie Cowgill, vice president of the Reentry Coalition; Jodi Stuart, probation and parole officer for the Department of Corrections; Allison Bushnell, housing and intake clerk for Love, INC; Cheri Smith, executive director for the LeeShore Center; Shari Conner and Audrey Hickey, both

representing Change 4 the Kenai and Jessie Schultz, executive assistant for the Central Area Rural Transit System (CARTS.) The discussion involved prepared questions asked by Koski as well as questions from the audience. To start, Koski asked Stuart to clarify the difference between people being released from Wildwood Correctional Complex’s pretrial facility versus those released from the sentenced facility. Stuart explained that the pretrial facility’s population is much more “in-andout,” and people being housed in the pretrial facility, for the most See cycle, Page A3

Lighting up the night

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Santa Claus lights up the Christmas tree in front of an audience Saturday at the Christmas in the Park celebration at Soldotna Creek Park.

By Joey Klecka Peninsula Clarion

Dozens of people turned out to enjoy cookies and coffee Saturday evening at the Christmas in the Park celebration at Soldotna Creek Park. Folks were treated to holiday singing and dancing from the Class


Act Drama Troupe, featuring youth singers from the central peninsula. Children got the chance to meet Santa Claus, who made an appearance for the treelighting ceremony. A dramatic rise in temperatures to the mid-30s Fahrenheit also created to ideal conditions for making snowmen.

Tourism council funds veto overridden By Victoria Petersen Peninsula Clarion

The Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council may receive borough funds after all. With a 6-3 majority vote, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly last Tuesday overruled Mayor Charlie Pierce’s veto of a $150,000 grant approved for the council. An ordinance awarding a $150,000 grant to the nonprofit, which promotes the Kenai Peninsula as a “world class visitor destination,” was passed at the Nov. 6 assembly meeting 6-3. Assembly members Kenn Carpenter, Norm Blakeley and Jesse Bjorkman opposed the measure, which was ultimately vetoed by the mayor. Sponsored by Brent Hibbert, the ordinance approved last week appropriates $150,000 from borough general fund balance to the tourism marketing council for the purpose of promoting tourism in areas of the borough outside the cities. Carpenter, Blakeley and Bjorkman stood by their previous vote and supported the veto presented at Tuesday’s meeting. In a letter announcing the veto, Pierce said the grant was a special appropriation outside of the budget cycle that is $50,000 more than the original $100,000 that was proposed in the borough’s FY 2020 budget, which is “setting bad precedent.” In his letter, Pierce said the council’s impact on the tourism industry is highly speculative. He said in his letter that he has not been shown any data showing they have increased tourism in the borough. “I see there is ample support for an override and I anticipated that,” Pierce said at Tuesday’s meeting. “You’re giving an additional $150,000 to an agency that has not demonstrated that they are even a viable agency at this point.” Pierce also cites an “uncertain” financial outlook for the borough in his letter. He said his administration has been working hard to save money so that increases in taxes would not be needed to continue to provide primary services. “It’s $150,000 we can’t afford to spend,” Pierce said at the meeting. The tourism marketing council submitted a grant application to the See tourism, Page A2

Bazaar a boost for Hospital Auxiliary scholarship fund By Brian Mazurek Peninsula Clarion

On Thursday and Friday the Central Peninsula Hospital was a one-stop shop for locally made gifts. The Central Peninsula Hospital’s Holiday Bazaar, which is now in its 15th year, gave peninsula residents the opportunity to purchase handmade gifts from local artists and craftsmen while raising money for the Auxiliary’s scholarship fund. Jim Childers, volunteer and community service manager for the Hospital Auxiliary, said that they try to bring different artists and items to the bazaar every year in order to give people a fresh experience each time they come to shop. This year, products on display included soaps made from goat milk, birdhouses made from old license plates, paintings, glassware, knitted items and homemade jams and syrups. Twenty percent of the profits from the sales at the bazaar go toward supporting the Auxiliary and its scholarship program, which gives

away $4,000 to two locals going into the medical profession. Scholarships are also available for hospital employees looking to further their education in whatever field they occupy, Childers said. The Auxiliary is the hospital’s volunteer support network. Their history goes back as far as the hospital’s does, Childers said. “Back when the hospital was being built, that’s when the Auxiliary actually started,” Childers said. “We weren’t officially incorporated back then, but we were very much a part of it. For instance, they paid the electricity bill for the hospital by having a used clothing sale for local fisherman. The fishermen would buy clothes every year and just bury their old clothes because they smelled so bad, so the Hospital Auxiliary had a year-round garage sale for those fishermen.” The Auxiliary also helped in the construction of the hospital, Childers said. Today, the Auxiliary functions as a 501c(3) nonprofit with about 200 volunteers who do everything from greeting and guiding people at the

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Artist Kathy Matta displays some of her art for sale at the annual Central Peninsula Hospital Auxiliary Holiday Bazaar in Soldotna on Friday.

hospital’s entrance to spending time with people that are at the end of their life. “You’ll find a volunteer in just about every department of this hospital, doing everything from clerical work to helping with flu shots,”

Childers said. The annual Holiday Bazaar is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Auxiliary, Childers said. At the end of the day Thursday they had already made $11,000 in sales, which meant about $2,000 for the Auxiliary.


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Impeachment report looks at abuse, bribery, corruption By Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Previewing potential articles of impeachment, the House Democrats on Saturday issued a lengthy report drawing on history and the Founding Fathers to lay out the legal argument over the case against President Donald Trump’s actions toward Ukraine. The findings from the House Judiciary Committee do not spell out the formal charges against the president, which are being drafted ahead of votes, possibly as soon as next week. Instead, the report refutes Trump’s criticism of the impeachment proceedings, arguing that the Constitution created impeachment as a “safety valve” so Americans would not have to wait for the next election to remove a president. It refers to the writings of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and others to link Trump’s actions in his July phone call with Ukraine’s president seeking political investigations of his rivals to the kind of behavior that would “horrify” the framers. “Where the President uses his foreign affairs power in ways that betray the national interest for his own benefit, or harm national security for equally corrupt reasons, he is subject to impeachment by the House,” the Democrats wrote. “Indeed, foreign interference in the American political system was among the gravest dangers feared by the Founders of our Nation and the Framers of our Constitution.” Democrats are working through the weekend as articles are being

drafted and committee members are preparing for a hearing Monday. Democrats say Trump abused his power in the July 25 phone call when he asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy for a favor and engaged in bribery by withholding nearly $400 million in military aide that Ukraine depends on to counter Russian aggression. Speaker Nancy Pelosi says it’s part of a troubling pattern of behavior from Trump that benefits Russia and not the U.S. Trump has insisted he did nothing wrong. “Witch Hunt!”the president tweeted Saturday morning. The articles of impeachment are likely to encompass two major themes — abuse of office and obstruction — as Democrats strive to reach the Constitution’s bar of “treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors.” In releasing his report Saturday, Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., said the president’s actions are the framers’ “worst nightmare.” “President Trump abused his power, betrayed our national security, and corrupted our elections, all for personal gain. The Constitution details only one remedy for this misconduct: impeachment,” Nadler said in a statement. “The safety and security of our nation, our democracy, and future generations hang in the balance if we do not address this misconduct. In America, no one is above the law, not even the President.” The report released Saturday is an update of similar reports issued during the Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton impeachments and lays out the justification for articles under consideration, including abuse of


power, bribery and obstruction. It does not lay out the facts of the Ukraine case, but it hints at potential articles of impeachment and explains the thinking behind Democrats’ decision to draft them. Without frequently mentioning Trump, it alludes to his requests that Ukraine investigate Democrats, a move he believed would benefit him politically, by saying a president who “perverts his role as chief diplomat to serve private rather than public ends” has unquestionably engaged in the high crimes and misdemeanors laid out in the Constitution. That is true “especially” if he invited rather than opposed foreign interference, the report says. The report examines treason, bribery, serious abuse of power, betrayal of the national interest through foreign entanglements and corruption of office and elections. Democrats have been focused on an overall abuse of power article, with the possibility of breaking out a separate, related article on bribery. They are also expected to draft at least one article on obstruction of Congress, or obstruction of justice. In laying out the grounds for impeachable offenses, the report directly refutes several of the president’s claims in a section called “fallacies about impeachment,” including that the inquiry is based on secondhand evidence, that a president can do what he wants to do, and that Democrats’ motives are corrupt. “The President’s honesty in an impeachment inquiry, or his lack thereof, can thus shed light on the underlying issue,” the report says. In pushing ahead with the impeachment

Prosecutors say Alaska dentist rode hoverboard at procedure

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Interim Revenue Commissioner Michael Barnhill said. “My administration uses these numbers to prepare the budget, we also understand they can and do fluctuate. An additional forecast will be out this spring that will provide more accurate information for the FY21 budget,” Dunleavy said.

3 injured, 3 arrested in shooting

ANCHORAGE — Three men have been arrested after a shooting outside Wasilla that left three other people injured. Peter Williams, 32, Darin Smith, 26, and Andre Franklin, 41, were taken into custody Thursday night on suspicion of attempted murder, kidnapping, robbery and assault counts, Alaska State Troopers said. Online court records do not list their attorneys. Troopers just before 9:30 p.m. Thursday took a report of gunshots fired in a neighborhood off west Hollywood Road southwest of Wasilla. The witness reported three men carrying guns walking away from the shooting scene. Responding troopers found three people with wounds, including one with a life-threatening injury. The three were transported to Mat-Su Regional Hospital. Troopers heading to the shooting scene ran into the three suspects walking on an all-terrain vehicle trail along Hollywood Road. They were taken into custody and held without bail.

ANCHORAGE — An Alaska dentist accused of fraud and unnecessarily sedating patients also performed a procedure while riding a wheeled, motorized vehicle known as a hoverboard, authorities said. Prosecutors charged 34-year-old Seth Lookhart with felony Medicaid fraud and reckless endangerment. A former patient testified Wednesday at his trial that she was angered when an investigator showed her an unauthorized 2016 video of Lookhart extracting one of her teeth while she was sedated and he was riding the hoverboard Veronica Wilhelm was “pretty livid” about the dentist’s actions, she testified. “When did Dr. Lookhart get your approval to take out your tooth on a hoverboard,” prosecutor Joan Wilson asked in court. “He never did. I obviously wouldn’t have approved that. That’s dangerous,” Wilhelm said. Wilhelm also was angered that Lookhart sedated her son for a teeth cleaning, she said Lookhart denied the felony fraud allegations but acknowledged some other accusations, including the hoverboard procedure, defense attorney Paul Stockler said. Stockler described the dentist’s actions as “absolutely stupid.” “But I’ve seen much more dangerous things where no doctor has been charged,” the lawyer said. The Anchorage dentist unnecessarily sedated patients so he could inflate his Medicaid billing, authorities said.

inquiry, Democrats are bringing the focus back to Russia. Pelosi is connecting the dots — “all roads lead to Putin,” she says — and making the argument that Trump’s pressure campaign on Ukraine was not an isolated incident but part of a troubling bond with the Russian president reaching back to special counsel Robert Mueller’s findings on the 2016 election interference. “This isn’t about Ukraine,” she explained a day earlier. “‘It’s about Russia. Who benefited by our withholding of that military assistance? Russia.” It’s an attempt to explain why Americans should care that Trump pushed Ukraine to investigate rival Joe Biden while withholding the military aid that Congress had approved. At the same time, by tracing the arc of Trump’s behavior from the 2016 campaign to the present, it stitches it all together. And that helps the speaker balance her left-flank liberals, who want more charges brought against Trump, including from Mueller’s report, and centrist Democrats who prefer to keep the argument more narrowly focused on Ukraine. Pelosi and her team are trying to convey a message that impeachment is indeed about Ukraine, but also about a pattern of behavior that could stoke renewed concern about his attitude toward Russia ahead of the 2020 election. Trump pushed back on the Democrats’ message. “The people see that it’s just a continuation of this three-year witch hunt,” he told reporters as he left the White House

Lookhart fraudulently billed Medicaid about $1.8 million dollars and stole $250,000 from his partners, authorities said. A state board suspended Lookhart’s dentistry license in 2017. Wilhelm addressed Lookhart directly in court. “I don’t have anything bad to say about taking out my tooth, I appreciate that, but I just think that what you did was outrageous, narcissistic you know, and crazy,” she said.

Suspect arrested in fatal shooting

FAIRBANKS — A 22-year-old Fairbanks man has been arrested on suspicion of firstdegree murder in a fatal shooting last month. Alaska State Troopers on Thursday arrested Ryder Smith. Online court documents do not list his attorney. Troopers say Smith was arrested in the death of 24-year-old Peter Horace-Wright just south of the Fairbanks city limits. Troopers shortly after 5 a.m. Nov. 14 responded to a report of a shooting at commercial property off Peger Road. Officers found Horace-Wright dead at the scene.

Anchorage police investigate man’s death as homicide ANCHORAGE — Anchorage police are investigating the death of a man at an eastside home as a homicide. Police at around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday received a report of an unconscious man in a home on east Fourth Avenue. Anchorage Fire Department responders pronounced the man dead at the scene. Police on Thursday said the man had suffered upper trauma to his body. The cause of the trauma is being investigated and the

on a trip to Florida. Late Friday, White House counsel Pat Cipollone informed the Judiciary Committee that the administration would not be participating in upcoming hearings, decrying the proceedings as “completely baseless.” And Trump’s campaign announced new rallies taking the case directly to voters — as well as a new email fundraising pitch that claims the Democrats have “gone absolutely insane.” “The Democrats have NO impeachment case and are demeaning our great Country at YOUR expense,” Trump wrote in the email to supporters. “It’s US against THEM.” Impeachment articles could include obstruction of Congress, as the White House ordered officials not to comply with House subpoenas for testimony or documents in the inquiry. They could also include obstruction of justice, based on Mueller’s report on the original Trump-Russia investigation. There is still robust internal debate among House Democrats over how many articles to write and how much to include — and particularly whether there should be specific mention of Mueller’s findings from his two-year investigation into Trump’s possible role in Russia’s 2016 election interference. The special counsel could not determine that Trump’s campaign conspired or coordinated with Russia. However, Mueller said he could not exonerate Trump of obstructing justice in the probe and left it for Congress to determine.

official cause of death has not been determined. The name of the man who died has not been released because next of kin has not been notified.

Alaska to receive $36M federal grant for earthquake recovery ANCHORAGE — A federal agency awarded Alaska a $35.8 million federal grant to support earthquake disaster recovery efforts, officials said. The Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded the grant in response to the damaging quake that struck parts of Southcentral Alaska Nov. 30, 2018, KTVA-TV reported Thursday. The HUD Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery Program helps communities rebuild after natural disasters and prepare for future ones, officials said. This is the first time Alaska has received funds through the program, officials said. Alaskans impacted by the 7.1 magnitude quake have received nearly $130 million in assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Small Business Association, officials said. The state’s congressional delegation including Republican Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan and Republican Rep. Don Young welcomed the HUD funding that was promised immediately after the quake. “Alaskans are resilient but the reality is, the road to recovery is not a short one,” the delegation wrote in a statement. “We are thankful for the input of Alaskans who worked to develop thoughtful recovery plans and for HUD for recognizing the importance of coming alongside us.”

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borough in February for $100,000. Hibbert’s ordinance allows the council an opportunity to update its grant application to include an outline of proposed projects. The ordinance also requires the council to present program objectives to the assembly for approval, before the grant will be awarded. The council has 45 days to send in an updated application, which will also be presented to borough administration.

It’s the second time this year the mayor has vetoed funds for the tourism marketing council. In his FY 2020 budget, Pierce zeroed out the $100,000 tourism marketing council funds provided in years past. The assembly amended the $100,000 back into the budget, before they passed it in May. The mayor vetoed the $100,000 June 18, and the assembly failed to override. Since the 1990s, the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council has been funded by the borough. In FY 2019, the borough provided the council with $100,000. In the FY 2018 budget, the borough supported the council with $305,980 in funds, and $340,00 in FY 2017.

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Erwin Edward Wyne

November 20, 1955 - November 16, 2019 E Erwin passed away in Maui HI with Donovan Smith, his long time, loving spouse by his side. He fought a courageous battle with cancer. He was an awesome, loving, kind man and we will miss him immeasurably. He was born in Ft. Lewis WA, and raised in Alaska. He graduated in 1973 from Kenai Central High, went to J and Perry Institute where he obtained a Instrument Technology Degree and then worked for the City of Anchorage, and on the North Slope and in Saudi Arabia for Fluor. He attended Hawaii Pacific University, where he obtained a BS in business, in 1983. He worked in Sales throughout Seattle area and Western and Eastern States. He retired in Hawaii, the place he loved. He loved his garden, playing his Ukulele, singing songs. He would return every year to catch the famous Salmon of Alaska. Erwin had a wonderful personality. He filled the room with his presence, always the optimist. To know him is to love him. He is preceded in death by his father Roy A. Wyne, and his brother Frederick A. Wyne of Kenai. He leaves his long time, loving spouse Michael Donovan Smith of Maui, HI. His mother. Mary E. Wyne, Kenai, his sister Mary Christine Wyne Meehan, husband Ronald Meehan, Kenai. His Nephews John Paramore and wife Courtney, great Nephews, Mason and Connor, Nephew Ronald P. Meehan, Kenai, Nephew Roy C. Wyne, Anchorage. His memories will live in our hearts and minds forever. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Deserted 5-yearold takes toddler to neighbor in bitter cold Troopers say the 5-year-old child became scared when the power went out in the home. By Dan Joling Associated Press

ANCHORAGE — A 5-year-old child left alone in a house in a remote Alaska village carried a toddler half a mile to a neighbor’s home in the bitter cold wearing only socks and light clothing after the power went out, authorities said Friday. Both children suffered cold-weather injuries in temperatures that dipped to 31 degrees below zero in the village of Venetie, Alaska State Troopers said in a news release. Spokesman Ken Marsh couldn’t immediately detail the extent or nature of the injuries. The adult who left the children in the home, Julie Peter, 37, has been arrested on suspicion of endangering the welfare of a minor. Online court records do not list the case, and it’s not known if she has an attorney. She remained jailed Friday. Troopers on Tuesday

received a request to check on the two children in a village of 175 people about 155 miles north of Fairbanks. Like other Interior Alaska communities, it sees extreme temperature variations throughout the year and in winter routinely reaches 40 degrees below zero or lower. Troopers chartered an airplane to reach the village. They learned the 5-year-old had been left alone with an 18-month-old toddler. It’s unclear how long they were on their own, and Marsh said he could not say what the children’s relationship is to Peter. “Unfortunately, I’m unable to provide anything beyond what’s contained in the dispatch right now,” he said by email. The 5-year-old child became scared when the power went out in the home, troopers said. The older child carried the baby to another home. A community member called troopers.

Services announcement David Cochran died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. He moved to Soldotna in 1968 and was a longtime pilot and mechanic for Missionary Aviation Repair Center. He graduated from Lincoln Aeronautical Institute in 1943 and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He is survived by his children, Phil (Connie) Cochran, Alan Cochran, Sue (Mark) Schaafsma, and Joyce (Stephan) Keller, four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. His wife of 63 years preceded him in death. Services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. at Soldotna Bible Chapel, 300 W. Marydale Ave.

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Updated list in Alaska shows 1,239 missing people since 1960 By Dan Joling Associated Press

ANCHORAGE — Alaska’s list of missing people has been updated and now contains 1,239 names, public safety officials said Friday. The Missing Person Clearinghouse produced by the Alaska Department of Public Safety lists people missing from 1960 through Dec. 1. The online registry is the culmination of nearly three years of gathering and researching cases overseen by police agencies statewide, Malia Miller, clearinghouse manager, said in an announcement. “In Alaska, missing

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part, are released on bail or supervision in the time between being charged with the crime and being found guilty and receiving a prison sentence. Those people being housed and released in the pretrial facility have far fewer services available to them than those being released after a prison sentence, Stuart said. “Because of that quick in-and-out, it’s really hard to get programming,” Stuart said. “They can’t get substance abuse treatment because that takes a while, they can’t get mental health treatment or group (therapy) because that takes a while.” Stuart said that people in the pretrial facility are evaluated by a psychiatrist to determine what services are needed, but more often they don’t receive any services until they’re actually sentenced. Once sentenced, Stuart said, inmates do have resources available to them and DOC will determine a plan that addresses their needs while they serve their time. One of the problems with this system, Stuart said, is that gap in time between going through the pretrial facility, being released on bail and later being sentenced. People can go months or even years without receiving their day in court, Stuart said. Ninety days prior to an inmate’s release from the sentenced facility, an institutional probation officer like Stuart will begin determining where that person will be staying, what housing options are available, how to transition to further substance abuse treatment if necessary and other similar issues. An inmate who has served more than two years is also assigned a field probation officer to monitor them for a specified period of time after release, while those who have served less than two years are typically released unsupervised, Stuart said.

persons cases remain open until they’re resolved,” Miller said. Among the latest names: Anesha Murnane, 38, a vulnerable adult missing from an assisted living facility in Homer since Oct. 17. Officials believe she was picked up and driven north. Much of the data had to be added from paper records. The list includes people who simply disappeared or who were never found after boating accidents or airplane crashes — such as U.S. Rep. Nick Begich, an Alaska Democrat; Begich aide Russell Brown; U.S. Rep. Hale Boggs, a Louisiana Democrat; and pilot Don Jonz,

who disappeared in a small airplane on Oct. 16, 1972. The list also contains people who vanished under more ominous circumstances and are targets of law enforcement investigations. The page lists missing people’s names, case numbers, dates they were reported missing, their last known location and the police agency overseeing each case. The update is partly in response to public requests, Miller said. The Department of Public Safety wants Alaskans to visit the page and help officials keep it current. Information received from family and friends can breathe new

life into lingering cases or add to the listings, Miller said. “I had somebody contact me a couple of weeks ago inquiring about her father who went missing in 1971,” Miller said. “After finding the report, I found that he wasn’t officially listed as missing, so I was able to add him.” The online list includes a link to missing persons bulletins, which have photos and more information and can be distributed to police agencies. Relatives of missing people can inquire about submitting DNA samples and dental records that may be used to identify human remains, Miller said.

“If they have no support, if they have nothing other than the shoes on their feet and, if they’re lucky, the clothes on their back, they come to our office for supervision and then we start the process of trying to find them a place to live,” Stuart said. No such plan is in place for any inmates being released from the pretrial facility, which Stuart said happens daily and at any time of the day. Smith said that one of the challenges the LeeShore Center faces stems from the revolving-door nature of the pretrial facility. The LeeShore Center provides services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, and when someone charged with domestic violence but not yet sentenced is released back into the community, it can pose a threat to the victim. “If the case is pled down to harassment or something like that, that offender can be out very quickly,” Smith said. “Which poses a lot of safety issues for the victims.” Another problem that can arise when dealing with crimes of sexual assault or domestic violence, Smith said, is seen on the other side, with those who have been sentenced to serve time. The LeeShore Center offers a 48-week Batterer’s Intervention Program that people can opt into as an alternative to prison time in some instances. Smith said that if a convicted offender’s probation ends prior to the completion of the Batterer’s Intervention Program, that person is no longer legally required to complete the program. “Victims have a voice and they need to be heard,” Smith said. “Through the reentry process there’s different steps a victim can take in order that their voice is heard … those are critical components to a victim’s safety.” Koski then asked what a successful reentry would look like from a victim’s perspective. Smith reemphasized the importance of the victim’s voice being heard, which includes things like ensuring the victim can make contact with the offender’s probation

officer and holding the offender accountable while also providing support so that they do not commit crimes in the future. “When we say successful reentry, understand that people make mistakes. They go to jail, they make mistakes,” Smith said. “Nobody wants to go to jail and have no place to go and have a lot of barriers in front of them. Successful reentry, to me, means not reoffending.” Koski asked Cowgill what challenges exist here that prevent people from successfully transitioning from incarceration back into the community. Cowgill spoke of her own experience being incarcerated while struggling with substance use disorder. “For me, addressing underlying medical and mental health issues was huge,” Cowgill said. “And I was not able to do that without the Medicaid expansion in our state.” Having the support available was one thing, Cowgill said, but being able to access those support resources was a challenge in and of itself. “You might not have transportation, you might not have money, you might not even have a place to live when you get out,” Cowgill said. “That’s why it’s such a big deal that we are a reentry coalition because it doesn’t work without all of those pieces fitting together correctly.” Smith noted that the lack of transitional housing, specifically a halfway house or something similar is one of the biggest barriers that people face upon reentry. Love, INC’s primary focus is assisting people with finding housing, both transitional and long-term. Bushnell said that without a stable income, options on the central peninsula are limited. Love, INC will help those people acquire basic things like identification and a cellphone so they can start looking for a job, but all of that takes time, Bushnell said, and while they are waiting for assistance many people fall through the cracks. “It’s a really vicious cycle of playing a waiting game while not having somewhere to sleep … so in the meantime you’re really likely to go commit a crime in order to find a place to stay,” Bushnell said. The panelists agreed that

greater coordination and communication among all the relevant agencies is a good first step. Thursday’s discussion was part of that process, but challenges exist there as well. Koski said that one of the biggest challenges for the agencies is a bureaucratic one: sharing information like medical history between agencies requires a release of information form. That form is different for every agency and is very specific as to what information can be shared. With no universal release of information form, filling out the required paperwork further increases the amount of time individuals must wait before receiving the services they need. Koski said that the only way to alleviate this problem would be to change Alaska statute, which can only be done by state lawmakers. Koski ended the discussion by asking the guests to urge their local lawmakers to prioritize the restorative and rehabilitative sides of the criminal justice system, rather than just the punitive side. Electing legislators that will properly fund substance abuse treatment, housing and mental health treatment, Koski said, will make it easier for those leaving prison and reentering society. Koski also stressed the importance of community awareness and said that additional discussions similar to Thursday’s panel would be taking place in the near future so that the general public can be more involved. “Talk to your friends and neighbors about these issues … what a lot of us are doing sometimes is preaching to the choir, and the choir’s already in the pew,” Koski said. “We want to bring people in that maybe don’t know about this issue or are opposed to this issue so that we can talk to them and maybe change some hearts and minds.” Finally, Koski recommended that community members take mental health first aid training when classes are available, in order to be able to better understand when people are struggling through a mental health crisis. Kenai Peninsula College periodically offers classes in mental health first aid training, and Cowgill recommended the Alaska Training Cooperative as additional resource.



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WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is calling on his former employer McKinsey & Co. to release a list of the clients he served and to free him from a nondisclosure agreement he signed when he worked there a decade ago. In a statement Friday, he also included a summary of the work he said he did at the consulting firm. It is the most detailed look Buttigieg has given so far of his time at the company. Buttigieg has been under scrutiny for refusing to discuss the three years he spent working for the consulting firm, pointing to the nondisclosure agreement he signed. Interest in the South Bend, Indiana, mayor has only grown as his star continues to rise in the Democratic presidential primary race, and many progressive Democratic voters are skeptical of candidates with ties to the corporate world. Buttigieg said his campaign has already reached out to McKinsey twice before in the hopes of getting released from the agreement, but the company had yet to acquiesce to his request. He said he hopes McKinsey can “recognize the importance

of transparency in the exceptional case of a former employee becoming a competitive candidate for the U.S. presidency.” McKinsey did not immediately return an online message sent to its media office late Friday. Buttigieg said his time at McKinsey, from 2007 to early 2010, involved working in small groups on monthslong assignments, completing studies for clients. “The bulk of my work on these teams consisted of doing mathematical analysis, conducting research, and preparing presentations,” Buttigieg wrote. “I never worked on a project inconsistent with my values, and if asked to do so, I would have left the firm rather than participate. In a timeline of his work at McKinsey included as part of his statement, Buttigieg listed service in Michigan for a nonprofit health insurance provider in 2007; service in the Toronto area for a grocery and retail chain in 2008; and service in Chicago for a division of a consumer goods retail chain, also in 2008. From 2008-2009, he said, he worked in Connecticut on a project co-sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Energy, the Natural Resources

Defense Council, other environmental groups and several utility companies. In 2009, he said, he worked for an environmental nonprofit group, mostly in California, and served a U.S. government department in Washington, D.C., while making visits to Iraq and Afghanistan, for a project focused on boosting employment and entrepreneurship in those countries. And from 2009-2010, he said, he worked in Washington for a logistics and shipping provider to help come up with new sources of revenue. During a presidential forum in Waterloo Friday, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot suggested to Buttigieg, “You should break the NDA,” to distinguish himself from President Donald Trump, who has sought to hide his financial dealings. “It’s not like I was the CEO,” he replied, describing his role as making “spreadsheets and power points.” Buttigieg later told reporters, “I want to give them the chance to do the right thing,” he said of McKinsey. If the company refuses, he said, “They are putting me in a difficult position then, because it’s important to me to keep my word and it’s also very important to me to offer as much transparency as possible.”

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., discusses her recent visit to the UN Climate Change Conference in Madrid, Spain, during a news conference Friday at the Capitol with the congressional delegation to the conference.


resident Trump didn’t jet off to Madrid for this week’s United Nations climateklatsch, but Nancy Pelosi brought a congressional delegation — and a message. “By coming here,” she proclaimed at a news conference, “we want to say to everyone: We’re still in. The United States is still in.” A month ago the Trump Administration gave the U.N. its formal notice to withdraw from the Paris climate accord. Now Mrs. Pelosi is saying that … we’ll always have Paris? The House Speaker is third in the presidential line of succession. Mrs. Pelosi would have to impeach and remove both Mr. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence before she got the power to commit — or recommit — the U.S. to international agreements. As a reminder, the Paris deal from the start was impotent, little more than a pep rally for bien-pensants. Countries submitted voluntary pledges to cut emissions, but without having any realistic plans in place to get there. Not that it mattered, since the accord included no enforcement mechanism. China, which pumps out more CO2 than the U.S. and European Union combined, agreed that its emissions would peak in 2030. Even that target now is in doubt, as Beijing expands coal-fired electricity. Today China has 148 gigawatts of coal power generation “either under active construction or under suspension and likely to be revived,” according to a report last month from the nonprofit Global Energy Monitor. That is “nearly equal to the existing coal power capacity of the European Union (150 GW).” The U.S. is moving away from coal, thanks to inexpensive natural gas from shale. CO2 emissions from burning fossil fuels for electricity peaked in 2007, per data from the Environmental Protection Agency. By 2017, the latest year in the EPA’s data, emissions had dropped about 28% and were 5% lower than in 1990. Overall U.S. emissions of CO2 fell about 14% in a decade, yet the leading Democratic presidential contenders want to ban shale drilling for natural gas. The problem that Mrs. Pelosi and Democrats have on climate is with American voters. They can’t persuade enough of them that the cost of the solutions they’re proposing — carbon taxes, regulations that would eliminate fossil fuels, a huge expansion of government — would do all that much to change global temperatures. Even in a progressive paradise like Washington State, Democrats can’t get a carbon tax passed. The last referendum failed 57% to 43%. The time before that it was 59% to 41%. Mrs. Pelosi’s Madrid sojourn was another empty climate gesture — not counting the carbon footprint of flying to get there. — The Wall Street Journal, Dec. 2

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ancer is a horrible disease that prematurely ends far too many lives. In America, those who are diagnosed with cancer face an added worry — the costs of their treatment. More than 40 percent of patients who receive a new cancer diagnosis lose their entire life savings because of the cost of their treatment, according to a study published last year in The American Journal of Medicine. The average decline in net worth, which includes a loss of income and depleted assets, was $92,000 two years after diagnosis. It would be easy to blame Americans for not saving enough money, but this is the only developed country where medical care is a leading contributor to bankruptcy. Twothirds of bankruptcy filings in the U.S. are tied to medical issues. So, clearly big changes are needed in America’s health care system. Bills to lower prescription drug prices — which all four members of Maine’s congressional delegation have introduced and supported — and to require more transparency in medical costs and billing are helpful. And, extending affordable health

insurance to more Americans through the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid expansion are improvements. But, when people with health insurance can still be driven into bankruptcy by the cost of needed medical care — or worse, die because they cannot afford treatment — our system clearly is not working. The Trump administration has long promised a replacement for the Affordable Care Act, which Republicans lawmakers spent years trying to repeal, but nothing has been forthcoming. Instead, it has weakened the act through administrative actions and a court challenge, which the administration supports, could gut the act. Democratic candidates for president, by contrast, have numerous plans for major health care overhauls. There are many models to follow, including some already in place in America, like Medicare, which is popular among its recipients. We’re not sure what form a new system should take, but moving to a system that provides affordable health care (not just health insurance) to all Americans is long overdue. Health care is likely to play a central role in the 2020 election, just as it did

in 2018. Health care is a top concern for Americans, according to polling by the Pew Research Center. A quarter of Democratic voters listed health care as their top concern, twice as many as rated the next issue — climate change and energy — as their most important issues, according to a Kaiser Health Tracking poll last month. Cost is one reason so many Americans are concerned about health care. In a March Gallup poll, 55 percent of Americans said they worry “a great deal” about the availability and affordability of health care; 25 percent said they worry “a fair amount.” In an April Gallup poll, 51 percent of respondents said they were very or somewhat worried about being able to cover the medical costs in case of an accident or serious illness. Remaking the American health care system, of course, is no simple thing. It will take years, and there will be much debate about its elements and cost. But, we should all be able to agree that a system that drives people to financial ruin when they are diagnosed with an illness like cancer is not acceptable. — Bangor (Maine) Daily News, Dec. 5

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Pearl Harbor survivors return, recall 1941 attack By Audrey McAvoy Associated Press

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — A dozen frail survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor returned Saturday to honor those who perished when Japanese planes pierced a quiet sunny morning 78 years ago and rained bombs on battleships lined up below. About 30 World War II veterans and some 2,000 members of the public joined the survivors, the youngest of whom are now in their late 90s, to commemorate the anniversary of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack that launched the U.S. into World War II. Herb Elfring, 97, of Jackson, Michigan, said being back at Pearl Harbor reminds him of all those who have lost their lives. “It makes you think of all the servicemen who have passed ahead of me. As a Pearl Harbor survivor, I’m one of the last chosen few I guess.” He’s the only member of his old regiment still living. Elfring was in the Army, assigned to the 251st Coast Artillery, part of the California National Guard. The unit’s job was to protect airfields but they weren’t expecting an attack

that morning. Elfring was standing at the edge of his barracks at Camp Malakole a few miles down the coast from Pearl Harbor, reading a bulletin board when Japanese Zero planes flew over. “I could hear it coming but didn’t pay attention to it until the strafing bullets were hitting the pavement about 15 feet (4.57 meters) away from me,” he said. A moment of silence was held at 7:55 a.m., the same time the assault began. U.S. Air Force F-22 fighter jets flying overhead in missing man formation broke the quiet. Retired Navy Adm. Harry Harris, currently the U.S. ambassador to South Korea, and Interior Secretary David Bernhardt delivered remarks. Harris said it’s difficult to imagine the events of 78 years ago when people “not unlike us” were waking up to enjoy another day in paradise. “It was a day of gallantry and unquestionable heroism even as it was a day of sacrifice and immeasurable loss,” Harris said. He said the World War II generation played a pivotal role in underwriting the freedoms the U.S. enjoys today. “Every December 7 we remember the past actions of

our veterans on Oahu because they inspire us today and because they shape our tomorrows,” he said. The ceremony comes on the heels of two deadly shootings at Navy bases this week, one at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and another at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida. Rear Adm. Robert Chadwick, commander of Navy Region Hawaii, said the military community has received an outpouring of love and support from Hawaii after the shooting at “our beloved shipyard” earlier this week. “Our thoughts and prayers remain with the families of the victims and everyone affected,” Chadwick said. A Pearl Harbor National Memorial spokesman said security was beefed up as usual for the annual event. The 1941 aerial assault killed more than 2,300 U.S. troops. Nearly half — or 1,177 — were Marines and sailors serving on the USS Arizona, a battleship moored in the harbor. The vessel sank within nine minutes of being hit, taking most of its crew down with it. Lou Conter, 98, was the only survivor from the USS Arizona to make it

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Pearl Harbor survivors and active military members stand on stage Saturday Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, during a ceremony to mark the 78th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

to this year’s ceremony. Two other survivors are still living. Conter was sick last year and couldn’t come. He said he likes to attend to remember those who lost their lives. “It’s always good to come back and pay respect to them and give them the top honors that they deserve,” Conter said.

Conter said his doctor has vowed to keep him well until he’s 100 so he can return for the 80th anniversary. The USS Arizona still rests in the harbor today and is a grave for more than 900 men killed in the attack. Each year, nearly 2 million people visit the white memorial structure built above the ship.

Official: Base shooter watched shooting videos before attack By Brendan Farrington Associated Press

PENSACOLA, Fla. — The Saudi student who fatally shot three people at a U.S. naval base in Florida hosted a dinner party earlier in the week where he and three others watched videos of mass shootings, a U.S. official told The Associated Press on Saturday. Officials investigating the deadly attack were working Saturday to determine whether it was motivated by terrorism, while President Donald Trump indicated he would review policies governing foreign military training in the United States.

Family members on Saturday identified two of the shooting victims, both of whom were hailed as heroes for trying to stop the shooter and flagging down first responders after being shot. The shooter opened fire inside a classroom at Naval Air Station Pensacola on Friday, killing three people and wounding two sheriff’s deputies, one in the arm and one in the knee, before one of the deputies killed him. Eight others were also hurt. Both deputies were expected to survive. The official who spoke Saturday said one of the three students who attended the dinner party hosted by

the attacker recorded video outside the classroom building while the shooting was taking place. Two other Saudi students watched from a car, the official said. Ten Saudi students were being held on the base Saturday while several others were unaccounted for, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity after being briefed by federal authorities. A U.S. official on Friday identified the shooter as Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani. The official wasn’t authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity. The official also said the FBI was examining

social media posts and investigating whether he acted alone or was connected to any broader group. Two U.S. officials identified the student as a second lieutenant in the Saudi Air Force, and said Friday that authorities were investigating whether the attack was terrorismrelated. They spoke on condition of anonymity to disclose information that had not yet been made public. In remarks at a gathering of top U.S. defense and military officials on Saturday, Defense Secretary Mark Esper was asked whether he could say definitively that the shooting was an act of terrorism. “No, I can’t say it’s terrorism at this time,” he said,

adding that the investigation needs to proceed. He declined to discuss details of the investigation so far. President Trump also declined to say whether the shooting was terrorism-related. The president tweeted his condolences to the families of the victims on Friday and noted that Saudi King Salman had reassured him in a telephone call that the shooter “in no way shape or form represents the feelings of the Saudi people.” But in comments echoing those made earlier by Esper, Trump said Saturday that he would review policies governing foreign military training in the U.S.

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Actor Ron Leibman dies at 82 NEW YORK — Actor Ron Leibman, who appeared in movies, theatre and television in a career that spanned six decades and won a Tony award for Tony Kushner’s iconic play “Ängels in America,” has died after an illness. He was 82. Leibman’s agent, Robert Attermann, said the actor died Friday. He gave no further details, but a person who knew the actor, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the cause was pneumonia. Leibman is survived by his wife, the actress Jessica Walter. In his lengthy career, Leibman played a huge variety of roles both dramatic and comic. He appeared in numerous films including “Norma Rae,” opposite Sally Field, and “Slaughterhouse-Five.” He won an Emmy award in 1979 for the short-lived CBS series “Kaz,” which he also created. He was perhaps best known on television for his role on “Friends,” though, in which he played Dr. Leonard Green, the father of Rachel, played by Jennifer Aniston. A crowning moment of Leibman’s career was his leading-actor Tony in 1993 for playing the fearsome role of Roy Cohn, the conservative lawyer and chief counsel to Sen. Joseph McCarthy who died of AIDS in 1986. Leibman’s performance was called “blood-churning” by New York Times critic Frank Rich, and “frenzied” by Associated Press critic Michael Kuchwara.

Uber weighs next steps after jarring sex assault report NEW YORK — A day after Uber revealed that more than 3,000 riders and drivers were sexually assaulted last year while using its service, attention is turning to what’s next for the ride-hailing giant and whether its plans to improve safety go far enough. Uber’s report was hailed by victims’ rights organizations for taking a step that other companies have so far been unwilling to match. But it’s unclear whether the transparency will help rebuild trust or backfire by showing customers how deep Uber’s safety problems go. In the safety report, Uber said 464 people were raped while using its services in 2017 and 2018. Almost all of them — 92% — were riders. It’s difficult to compare those statistics to other modes of transportation, because U.S. taxi companies and transit agencies generally do not collect similar national data. Even so, many said the report shows Uber has work to do. “This is a major crisis situation that they’re going to have to deal with because the brand’s

built on safety, and even though some could try to say it’s a small number, it’s still way too high — it’s higher than zero — and I think that shows a gap in their screening process,” said Dan Ives, managing director of Wedbush Securities. The revelations give “meat on the bones” to regulators, including those in London who chose not to renew Uber’s license over safety issues, he said.

PG&E says it has reached $13.5B wildfire settlement SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas and Electric says it has reached a $13.5 billion settlement that will resolve all major claims related to devastating wildfires blamed on its outdated equipment and negligence. The settlement, which the utility says was reached Friday, still requires court approval. PG&E says it is a key step in leading it out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy. It adds that the settlement will resolve all claims arising from the 2017 Northern California wildfires and 2018 Camp Fire, as well as all claims from the 2015 Butte Fire and 2016 Ghost Ship Fire in Oakland. “From the beginning of the Chapter 11 process, getting wildfire victims fairly compensated, especially the individuals, has been our primary goal,” Bill Johnson, PG&E Corporation’s CEO and president, said in a statement. “We want to help our customers, our neighbors and our friends in those impacted areas recover and rebuild after these tragic wildfires.” The settlement is still subject to a number of conditions involving PG&E’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization plans, which must be completed by June 30, 2020. Friday’s settlement figure responds to pressure from Gov. Gavin Newsom to give wildfire victims more than it originally offered, but it still relies on the bankruptcy judge’s approval as part of the proceedings. A February hearing at which an official estimation of losses will be made still looms for the utility and could upend any settlement deals. “We appreciate all the hard work by many stakeholders that went into reaching this agreement,” Johnson said. “With this important milestone now accomplished, we are focused on emerging from Chapter 11 as the utility of the future that our customers and communities expect and deserve.” PG&E said the proposed settlement is the third it has reached as it works through its Chapter 11 case. The utility previously reached a $1 billion settlement with cities, counties and other public utilities and an $11 billion agreement with insurance companies and other entities that have paid claims relating to the 2017 and 2018 fires. — Associated Press

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Iran frees Princeton scholar for U.S.-held scientist By Jon Gambrell and Matthew Lee Associated Press

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A Princeton scholar held for three years in Iran on widely criticized espionage charges was freed Saturday as part of a prisoner exchange that saw America release a detained Iranian scientist, a rare diplomatic breakthrough between Tehran and Washington after months of tensions. The trade on the tarmac of a Swiss airport saw Iranian officials hand over Chinese-American graduate student Xiyue Wang for scientist Massoud Soleimani, who had faced a federal trial in Georgia over charges he violated sanctions by trying to have biological material brought to Iran. The swap, however, had clear limits. Crushing U.S. sanctions on Iran blocking it from selling crude oil abroad remain in place, part of President Donald Trump’s maximum pressure campaign imposed following his unilateral withdraw

from Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers last year. Those sanctions in part fueled the anger seen in nationwide protests last month that Iranian security forces violently put down, unrest that reportedly killed over 200 people. Meanwhile, Western detainees from the U.S. and elsewhere remain held by Tehran, likely to be used as bargaining chips for future negotiations. At least two American families of detainees, while praising Wang’s release, questioned why their loved ones didn’t come home as well. Wang’s release had been rumored over recent days. One lawyer involved in his case tweeted out a Bible verse about an angel freeing the apostle Peter just hours before Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif broke the news in his own tweet. He posted pictures of himself with Soleimani at the Zurich airport before quickly whisking him back to Tehran by jet. Trump shortly after acknowledged Wang was free in a statement from the White House, thanking Switzerland for its help.

The Swiss Embassy in Tehran looks out for America’s interests in the country as the U.S. Embassy there has been closed since the 1979 student takeover and 444-day hostage crisis. “We’re very happy to have our hostage back. The whole Princeton University community is very thrilled and it was a one-on-one hostage swap,” said Trump, speaking to reporters outside the White House before he left on a trip to Florida. “Actually I think it was a great thing for Iran. I think it was great to show that we can do something. It might have been a precursor as to what can be done. But we have our hostage back.” Brian Hook, the U.S. special representative for Iran, accompanied the Soleimani to Switzerland to make the exchange. He later posed for a photograph with Wang, who carried a folded American flag in his arms while wearing gray workout clothes. Hook and Wang traveled to Landstuhl hospital near Ramstein Air Base in Germany where Wang

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Edward McMullen greets Xiyue Wang in Zurich, Switzerland on Saturday. In a trade conducted in Zurich, Iranian officials handed over Chinese-American graduate student Wang, detained in Tehran since 2016, for scientist Massoud Soleimani, who had faced a federal trial in Georgia.

likely will be examined by doctors for several days. Wang’s wife, Hua Qu, released a statement saying “our family is complete once again.” “Our son Shaofan and I have

waited three long years for this day and it’s hard to express in words how excited we are to be reunited with Xiyue,” she said. “We are thankful to everyone who helped make this happen.”

French protest retirement changes, travel disruptions abound By Nadine Achoui-Lesage and Mstyslav Chernov Associated Press

PARIS — Paris police skirmished Saturday with yellow vest activists who joined a wave of protests against the government’s overhaul of France’s retirement system, as highway blockades and train stoppages by other protesters disrupted weekend travel around the country. A few thousand yellow vest protesters marched from the Finance Ministry complex on the Seine River through southeast Paris, pushing their year-old demands for economic fairness — and adding the retirement reform to their list of grievances. Most marchers were peaceful but some threw projectiles or pushed riot officers, prompting repeated bursts of tear gas from police.

The marchers appear to be emboldened by the biggest national demonstrations in years Thursday that kicked off a mass strike-andprotest movement against President Emmanuel Macron’s redesign of the pension system. As the strikes entered a third day Saturday, tourists and shoppers faced shuttered subway lines around Paris and near-empty train stations. Truckers striking over a fuel tax hike disrupted traffic on highways from Provence in the southeast to Normandy in the northwest. A similar fuel tax is what unleashed the yellow vest movement a year ago, and this convergence of grievances could pose a major new threat to Macron’s presidency. Macron says the reform, which will streamline a convoluted system of 42 special pension plans, will

make the national pension system more fair and financially sustainable. The government says it won’t raise the official retirement age of 62 but the plan is expected to including financial conditions to encourage people to work longer. Those most against the changes are workers in special categories like transport who can now retire earlier than 62. So far the travel chaos is not deterring the government. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe plainly told the French in a nationwide address Friday: “You’re going to have to work longer.” He will present details of the plan next week. Philippe did offer one olive branch, saying the changes would be progressive so that they don’t become “brutal.” Unions, however, see the plan as a threat to workers’ rights and are

digging in for a protracted strike. They also plan new nationwide retirement protests Tuesday. Emmanuel Buquet, an unemployed 51-year-old from Rouen, said the mass protests gave a new impetus to the waning yellow vest movement. “Yellow vests are back out in the streets,” he told the AP. “It’s getting worse and worse. We’ve obtained nothing since last year, just crumbs. The reforms are getting stronger and stronger.” In a society accustomed to strikes, many people have supported the protests, although that sentiment is likely to fade if the French transport shutdown continues through next week. “I knew it was going to last … but I did not expect it to be that chaotic,” Ley Basaki, who lives in the Paris suburb of Villemomble and commutes to work in the

Hong Kong ‘rioters’ denounced by pro-government protesters By John Leicester Associated Press

HONG KONG — Only after finding safety in numbers, joining hundreds of other pro-government protesters in Hong Kong on Saturday, did Reddy Lin drum up the courage to slip into her red T-shirt marked, “China, I love you” and glue a heart-shaped Chinese-flag sticker on her face. But for the train ride home, the teacher said she’d be taking all her proChina garb off again. The risk of running into supporters from the rival camp, those who oppose China’s communist rulers, was simply too great, she said. “It’s very dangerous. They’ll beat you,” she said. “They’re brutes.” Lin and hundreds of other protesters

waving red Chinese flags packed a Hong Kong park to vociferously denounce what they say is a reign of terror being imposed on the city by months of antigovernment demonstrations. The protest highlighted the widening gulf between the pro- and anti-government camps in Hong Kong, with divisions that appear irreconcilable. Compared to the hundreds of antigovernment rallies that have gripped Hong Kong since June, the pro-China demonstration was like stepping through a looking glass. The Hong Kong police were praised as saviors, not bullies. China was presented as a country to love, not fear. Hong Kong was described as a city freer than most, instead of a place losing its liberties. Chief among the demonstrators’

complaints was that they have grown scared of the black-clad, frequently violent hard core of the anti-government movement. Calling them “rioters,” many said hard-line protesters are destroying Hong Kong’s freedoms, rather than protecting them, by resorting to violence. In chants, the crowd called antigovernment protesters “cockroaches.” Photos displayed at the rally showed the bloodied faces of people who have been attacked during protests. They have included people who’ve been deemed by mobs to be unsympathetic to the anti-government movement, including a man who was doused with inflammable liquid and set on fire last month.

Face up to climate change, no escaping Earth, Nobel laureate says By Jim Heintz and David Keyton Associated Press

STOCKHOLM — An astronomer who shares this year's Nobel physics prize for discovering a planet outside the Earth's solar system is taking issue with people who shrug off climate change on the grounds that humans will eventually leave for distant planets. Didier Queloz was one of several Nobel laureates who spoke about climate change at a news conference Saturday in Stockholm. "I think this is just irresponsible, because the stars are so far away I think we should not have any serious hope to escape the Earth," Queloz said. "Also keep in mind that we are a species that has evolved and developed for this planet. We're not built to survive on any other planet than this one," he said. "We'd better spend our time and energy trying to fix it." Several other Nobel winners also

urged that climate change be taken seriously. The remarks came as a twoweek global summit on climate change is taking place in Madrid. Esther Duflo, one of the Nobel economics laureates, cautioned that dealing with climate change "will require a change in behavior, particularly in the rich countries" that are heavy consumers of goods and energy. She disagreed with those who believe there is no need to consume less as long as that consumption is fueled by renewable energy. "It would be great if that were the case but I don't think we can count on it necessarily," Duflo said. M. Stanley Whittingham, who shared this year's Nobel chemistry award for helping to develop lithium-ion batteries, said "to help solve the climate issue, the time is right now, but we have to be pragmatic. ... We can't just turn off all the CO2." Canadian-American James Peebles,

who won half of this year's $948,000 Nobel physics prize for studying what happened soon after the Big Bang, later told The Associated Press that he is excited about the current wave of youthful climate change protesters. "I see these people in Princeton, my hometown, as they go marching for control of climate. It is a wonderful thing. I love their enthusiasm, their energy, their devotion to something very worthwhile," he said. Whittingham also told the AP that he believed the climate protests would produce results. "Maybe some of the young folks don't realize how long it takes. But I go back to the Vietnam War era and the United States, where it was really the young people that pushed the politicians to get out and stop that nonsense," he said. The Nobel prizes in physics, chemistry, medicine, economic and literature are being presented Tuesday in the Swedish capital.

capital, told The Associated Press on Saturday at the Gare de l’Est train station. “There is absolutely nothing here, nothing, nothing. There is no bus, nothing.” Many travelers were using technology and social networks to find ways around the transport strike — working from home, using ridesharing apps and riding shared bikes or electric scooters. But some were using technology to support the strike. A group of activist gamers was raising money via a marathon session on the game-streaming site Twitch. Their manifesto says: “In the face of powers-that-be who are hardening their line and the economic insecurity that is intensifying,” they are trying to “occupy other spaces for mobilization and invent other ways of joining the movement.”

Today in History Today is Sunday, Dec. 8, the 342nd day of 2019. There are 23 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 8, 1980, rock star and former Beatle John Lennon was shot to death outside his New York City apartment building by an apparently deranged fan. On this date: In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued his Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction for the South. In 1886, the American Federation of Labor was founded in Columbus, Ohio. In 1940, the Chicago Bears defeated the Washington Redskins, 73-0, in the NFL Championship Game, which was carried on network radio for the first time by the Mutual Broadcasting System (the announcer was Red Barber). In 1941, the United States entered World War II as Congress declared war against Imperial Japan, a day after the attack on Pearl Harbor. In 1972, a United Airlines Boeing 737 crashed while attempting to land at Chicago-Midway Airport, killing 43 of the 61 people on board, as well as two people on the ground; among the dead were Dorothy Hunt, wife of Watergate conspirator E. Howard Hunt, U.S. Rep. George W. Collins, D-Ill., and CBS News correspondent Michele Clark. In 1982, a man demanding an end to nuclear weapons held the Washington Monument hostage, threatening to blow it up with explosives he claimed were inside a van. (After a 10-hour standoff, Norman D. Mayer was shot dead by police; it turned out there were no explosives.) In 1987, President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev signed a treaty at the White House calling for destruction of intermediate-range nuclear missiles. In 1991, AIDS patient Kimberly Bergalis, who had contracted the disease from her dentist, died in Fort Pierce, Fla., at age 23. In 1998, struggling to stave off impeachment, President Bill Clinton’s defenders forcefully pleaded his case before the House Judiciary Committee. The Supreme Court ruled that police cannot search people and their cars after merely ticketing them for routine traffic violations. In 2001, the U.S. Capitol was reopened to tourists after a two-month security shutdown. In 2003, President George W. Bush signed a $400 billion Medicare overhaul bill that included a prescription drug plan for seniors. Congress approved legislation to stem the flood of unwanted junk e-mail known as “spam.” In 2013, hundreds of thousands of protesters poured into the streets of the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv (KEE’-ihv), toppling the statue of former Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin and blocking key government buildings in an escalating stand-off with the president on the future of the country. Ten years ago: Ohio executed murderer Kenneth Biros by performing the nation’s first lethal injection using a single drug, a supposedly less painful method than previous executions that required three drugs. A wave of coordinated bomb attacks targeting high-profile symbols of Iraqi authority killed at least 127 people. Five years ago: The U.S. and NATO ceremonially ended their combat mission in Afghanistan, 13 years after the Sept. 11 terror attacks sparked their invasion of the country to topple the Taliban-led government. Britain’s Prince William sat down with President Barack Obama in Washington while his wife, Kate, made an impression of a down-to-earth duchess on preschoolers and prominent British expats in New York. One year ago: As protests on the streets of Paris grew more violent, French riot police used armored police trucks and tear gas to contain thousands of yellow-vested protesters venting their anger against the government. Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray was named the winner of college football’s Heisman Trophy, beating out Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa (TOO’-ah tuhng-ah-vy-LOH’-ah). President Donald Trump said that chief of staff John Kelly would leave his job by year’s end amid an expected West Wing reshuffling. Today’s Birthdays: Flutist James Galway is 80. Singer Jerry Butler is 80. Pop musician Bobby Elliott (The Hollies) is 78. Actress Mary Woronov is 76. Actor John Rubinstein is 73. Reggae singer Toots Hibbert (Toots and the Maytals) is 71. Actress Kim Basinger (BAY’-sing-ur) is 66. Rock musician Warren Cuccurullo is 63. Rock musician Phil Collen (Def Leppard) is 62. Country singer Marty Raybon is 60. Political commentator Ann Coulter is 58. Rock musician Marty Friedman is 57. Actor Wendell Pierce is 56. Actress Teri Hatcher is 55. Actor David Harewood is 54. Singer Sinead (shih-NAYD’) O’Connor (AKA Shuhada’ Davitt) is 53. Actor Matthew Laborteaux is 53. Baseball Hall of Famer Mike Mussina is 51. Rock musician Ryan Newell (Sister Hazel) is 47. Actor Dominic Monaghan is 43. Actor Ian Somerhalder is 41. Rock singer Ingrid Michaelson is 40. R&B singer Chrisette Michele is 37. Actress Hannah Ware is 37. Country singer Sam Hunt is 35. MLB All-Star infielder Josh Donaldson is 34. Rock singer-actress Kate Voegele (VOH’-gehl) is 33. Christian rock musician Jen Ledger (Skillet) is 30. NHL defenseman Drew Doughty is 30. Actress Wallis Currie-Wood is 28. Actress AnnaSophia Robb is 26. Thought for Today: “War does not determine who is right -- only who is left.” -- Author unknown (although this sentiment is sometimes attributed to Bertrand Russell).

Public Safety A8


Peninsula Clarion



sunday, december 8, 2019

police reports Information for this report was taken from publicly available law enforcement records and includes arrest and citation information. Anyone listed in this report is presumed innocent. ■■ On Nov. 23 at 11:36 a.m., Alaska State Troopers performed a routine traffic stop on a vehicle near Mile 81 of the Sterling Highway for multiple equipment violations. Investigation revealed that the driver, Phillip Warren, 57, of Sterling, was in possession of a controlled substance and that he had a previous conviction of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance in 2014. Further investigation revealed that he had obtained the substance from his mother, Judith Warren, 80, of Sterling. Judith later arrived on scene and admitted to having given Phillip the controlled substance. Judith was issued a misdemeanor citation for fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and was released on scene. Phillip was arrested and later taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on one count of fourthdegree misconduct involving a controlled substance. ■■ On Nov. 23 at about 2:20 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a motor vehicle collision near the Kenai Spur Highway and Cherilyn Avenue in Nikiski. Investigation revealed that Pamela Gillies, 69, of Kenai, made an improper U-turn in the highway, striking another vehicle in the process. No injuries occurred. Gillies was issued a citation for negligent driving. All parties were released from scene, and both vehicles were driven away. ■■ On Nov. 23 at 10:59 p.m., Alaska State Troopers were dispatched to a residence on Whisper Way in Soldotna for a report of suspicious circumstances. Investigation revealed that Ronald L. Kier, Jr., 38, of Sterling, drove to the location while he was impaired with a juvenile in the vehicle. Further investigation revealed that Kier was in possession of controlled substances and was distributing them. Kier was arrested for second-degree and fifth-degree misconduct involving controlled substances, driving under the influence, and first-degree endangering the welfare of a child and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail. ■■ On Nov. 24 at about 7:00 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence near Mile 146 of the Sterling Highway regarding a suspicious person and contacted Joshua McDonnell, 37, of Soldotna. A records check showed that he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest on original charges of harassment and criminal trespass. McDonnell was taken to and held at the Homer Jail, pending arraignment. ■■ On Nov. 24 at 9:31 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a vehicle crash with a moose near Mile 2 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Investigation revealed that Patricia Summers Gordon, 45, of Soldotna, was driving southbound in a beige 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe, when a moose ran into the side of her vehicle. A passenger in her vehicle reported minor injuries. Seat belt use was reported. Alcohol was not a factor. The moose was dispatched and recovered by a charity. The vehicle suffered disabling damage and was towed. ■■ On Nov. 24, Kenai police attempted a traffic stop near Peninsula Avenue and Broad Street. Zachary L. Yandell, 34, of Kenai was arrested for first-degree felony eluding, driving while license suspended, violating conditions of release, and reckless endangerment (domestic violence related) and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility. ■■ On Nov. 24 at 9:15 p.m., Kenai police made contact with a wanted subject at Safeway. Lesli R. Richardson, 33, of Soldotna, was arrested on an Alaska State Troopers $250 failure to appear warrant on the original charge of driving while license revoked and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial. ■■ On Nov. 23 at 12:37 a.m., Kenai police responded to a residence on Cohoe Avenue for a disturbance. After investigation, Austin B.Cronce, 21, of Kenai was arrested for violating conditions

of release. Shayanne E. Waters, 24, of Soldotna, was charged with violation of custodian duties. Both were taken to Wildwood Pretrial. ■■ On Nov. 22 at 12:58 a.m., Kenai police conducted a traffic stop and made contact with Ely C. Holmes, 31, of Kenai. Holmes was arrested for outstanding Soldotna Alaska State Troopers warrant for failure to appear for indictment on the original charge of failure to appear on a felony charge and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial. ■■ On Nov. 21 at 12:10 a.m., Kenai police responded to a local business on South Spruce Street for reports of a suspicious subject. Joshua L. Thompson, 36, of Kenai was arrested for violating conditions of release and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial. ■■ On Nov. 20, a local car rental company reported a vehicle overdue to the Kenai Police Department. The investigation began and a BOLO (be on the lookout) for the vehicle and suspect was issued. At 3:21 p.m. on Nov. 21, Alaska State Troopers contacted Cobrey A. Lewis, 27, of Anchor Point. Lewis was arrested for second-degree vehicle theft and taken to Wildwood Pretrial. ■■ On Nov. 20 at about 5:50 p.m., Kenai police responded to a local business near Mile 10 of the Kenai Spur Highway and contacted Jacob F. Moody, 27, of Sterling. A records check showed Moody had an outstanding warrant for failure to appear for arraignment on the original charge of driving while license suspended. Moody was taken to Wildwood Pretrial. ■■ On Nov. 20 at 12:19 p.m., Kenai police responded to a local business on Main Street Loop. Diana P. Westover, 40, of Kenai was arrested for second-degree criminal trespass and taken to Wildwood Pretrial. ■■ On Nov. 18 at 1:04 a.m., Kenai police responded to a disturbance on Tinker Lane. Rosalie D. Perkins, 27, of Kenai, was arrested for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and taken to Wildwood Pretrial. ■■ On Nov. 18 at 1:08 a.m., Kenai police arrested Tanya I. Korn, 29, of Kenai for violating conditions of release. Korn was taken to Wildwood Pretrial. ■■ On Nov. 18 at 4:05 p.m., at the request of the Probations Office, Kenai police transported Dustin Rediske, 24, of Kenai, to Wildwood Pretrial on a petition to revoke probation. ■■ On Nov. 18 at 7:59 p.m., Kenai police arrested Luke J. Spiers, 27, of Kenai, on an Alaska State Troopers felony, no bail, failure to appear warrant on original charges of fourth-degree and fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. Spiers was taken to Wildwood Pretrial. ■■ On Nov. 25 at 3:15 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to the area of Sandhill Crane Road in Soldotna, where, after a short game of hide-and-seek, Brittney Hope Mackey, 30, of Soldotna, was located and arrested on an outstanding warrant for violating conditions of release for a felony charge. Mackey was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail. ■■ On Nov. 24 at 4:45 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a property near Beaver Avenue in Nikiski for a trespassing issue. Investigation revealed that Michael Eugene Patow, Jr., 35, of Nikiski, was in contact with female, in violation of conditions of release in a prior fourth-degree assault case. Patow was arrested for violating conditions of release and taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail. ■■ On Nov. 25 at 3:51 p.m., Kenai police responded to a trespassing complaint at a local business. Darrien R. Walker, 21, of Kenai was arrested for second-degree criminal trespass and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility. ■■ On Nov. 25, Kenai police arrested William E. Knackstedt, 62, of Kenai for third-degree criminal mischief (domestic violence related), stemming from a reported break-in on Beaver Loop Road. Knackstedt was taken to Wildwood Pretrial. ■■ On Nov. 25, Kenai police arrested Cody Spradley, 34, of Kenai, for perjury,

failure to register for sex offender registry, and violating conditions of release, stemming from an Office of Child Services report filed on Nov. 18. Spradley was taken to Wildwood Pretrial. ■■ On Nov. 26 at 9:24 p.m., Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on the Kenai Spur Highway at Mile 22. Leann Hoeldt, 36, of Nikiski, was found to be driving while her license was revoked and was issued a citation. ■■ On Nov. 29 at 12:28 a.m., Alaska State Troopers traffic-stopped a white 1997 Ford pickup on McKinley Street in Kenai for an equipment and registration violation. Investigation revealed that Kyle, D. Neely, 29, of Kenai, displayed a fictitious registration on the vehicle. Neely was issued a misdemeanor citation for improper use of plates and released from the scene. ■■ On Nov. 29 at 8:41 a.m., Alaska State Troopers observed Cole Harren, 43, of Seward, at the Seward Marketplace and knew from prior knowledge that he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. A records check confirmed the outstanding warrant for failing to appear for a petition to revoke probation. Harren was arrested and taken to the Seward Jail on $1,000 bail. ■■ On Nov. 29 at 6:58 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence on Jubilee Street in Soldotna for a welfare check. Investigation revealed that Brandon J. Cleveland, 32, of Soldotna, had placed a family member in imminent fear of physical injury. Cleveland was arrested for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail. ■■ On Nov. 29 at 8:47 p.m., Alaska State Troopers contacted a suspicious vehicle in Kenai and identified the driver as Sidney Clark, 36, of Kenai. Clark had an outstanding $50 arrest warrant for failing to appear for a pretrial conference on the original charge of fourth-degree criminal mischief (domestic violence). Clark was arrested and was further found to be actively violating his conditions of release in that case by having contacted the victim, among other violations. A search warrant was executed on the vehicle, during the service of which Clark became extremely agitated and began damaging the interior of a State vehicle. The continuing investigation revealed Clark to be in possession of a controlled substance. Clark was taken to Wildwood Pretrial. Immediately after being booked, Clark began again contacting the victim, in violation of his conditions of release and arrest. Clark was remanded on the outstanding warrant and on the charges of violating conditions of release, two counts domestic violence first-degree unlawful contact, fourth-degree misconduct involving controlled substances, fifth-degree criminal mischief, tampering with or damaging a vehicle, resisting or interfering with arrest, and domestic violence second-degree unlawful contact. ■■ On Nov. 29 at 7:12 p.m., Soldotna Dispatch received multiple reports of an aircraft crash near Jean Lake, west of Cooper Landing. Aircraft dispatched by RCC responded and located the crash site, but was unable to land due to weather and terrain. On Nov. 30 at about 2:30 p.m., the Department of Public Safety Helo 3, with a National Transportation Safety Board investigator onboard, conducted an overflight of the crash site but was unable to land in the area. The involved aircraft has been identified as a Piper PA31-350, operated by Security Aviation. There were believed to be three souls onboard. No survivors are expected. The Alaska Mountain Rescue Group is organizing a ground response to the crash site on Dec. 1. ■■ On Dec. 1 at 3:02 a.m., Alaska State Troopers contacted a suspicious vehicle at a business in Kasilof. Investigation revealed that Taylor T. Thibodeaux, 23, of Anchorage, was operating his vehicle while he was impaired by alcohol. Thibodeaux was arrested for driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

■■ On Nov. 30, Alaska Wildlife Troopers arrested and charged Cole Spooner, 32, of Soldotna, for failing to stop at the direction of a peace officer. Spooner was also issued a citation for speeding. ■■ On Dec. 1 at 12:17 p.m., the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team came upon a single-vehicle collision while on patrol. Investigation revealed that Laura Carolyn-Toefui Archuleta, 19, of Kasilof, lost control of her blue 1999 Saturn-S and collided into the Kenai Spur Highway and Sport Lake intersection street sign. No injuries were reported, and Archuleta stated she was wearing a seat belt. Airbags were not deployed. ■■ On Dec. 1 at 3:54 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a two-vehicle collision on Echo Lake Road and Helgeson Avenue in Soldotna. Investigation revealed that Trevor Kennedy, 35, of Soldotna, was driving his GMC pickup when he slid through the intersection and struck a Dodge Ram pickup that was on Echo lake Road. The Dodge pickup was driven by Edna Hagedorn, 29, of Soldotna. The Dodge went into the ditch and took out a row of mailboxes before coming to a stop. Both vehicles suffered major damage. No injuries were reported, and all occupants were wearing seat belts. Kennedy was issued a citation for basic speed. ■■ COOPER LANDING AIRPLANE CRASH UPDATE: The crash site was reached on Dec. 1 and recovery efforts completed at about 3:00 p.m.. Remains have been removed from the site and will be transported to the State Medical Examiner in Anchorage for positive identification. ■■ EARLIER REPORT: On Nov. 29 at 7:12 p.m., Soldotna Dispatch received multiple reports of an aircraft crash near Jean Lake, west of Cooper Landing. Aircraft dispatched by RCC responded and located the crash site, but was unable to land due to weather and terrain. On Nov. 30 at about 2:30 p.m., the Department of Public Safety Helo 3, with a National Transportation Safety Board investigator onboard, conducted an overflight of the crash site but was unable to land in the area. The involved aircraft has been identified as a Piper PA31-350, operated by Security Aviation. There were believed to be three souls onboard. No survivors are expected. The Alaska Mountain Rescue Group is organizing a ground response to the crash site on Dec. 1. ■■ On Dec. 1 at 10:53 p.m., Alaska State Troopers stopped a blue Chevrolet pickup near Mile 13 of the Kenai Spur Highway for an equipment violation and for recognizing the driver as someone who repeatedly drives on a suspended/ revoked driver’s license. The driver, Matthew Luke, 22, of Nikiski, was arrested for driving while license revoked and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility. ■■ On Dec. 1 at 12:54 a.m., Kenai police arrested William M. Strain, 40, of Kenai, on an $1,000 Alaska State Troopers warrant for failure to appear for omnibus hearing on the original charge of firstdegree vehicle theft and a $100 troopers warrant for failure to appear for arraignment on original charges of driving while license revoked and no insurance. Additionally, Strain was arrested for driving while license revoked and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility. ■■ On Dec. 1 at 12:54 a.m., Kenai police conducted a traffic stop on the Kenai Spur Highway near the Three Bears store. Raven M. Staples, 40, of Kenai, was arrested for driving while license revoked and taken to Wildwood Pretrial. ■■ On Dec. 1 at 2:02 a.m., Kenai police responded to a report of an assault on Bluff Street. Clifton Etter, 52, of Kenai, was arrested for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and taken to Wildwood Pretrial. ■■ On Dec. 1 at 1:19 p.m., Kenai police responded to a local business on a report of a disturbance. Jennifer B. Tunuchuk, 36, of Soldotna was arrested for fourthdegree assault (domestic violence) and disorderly conduct and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial. ■■ On Nov. 30 at 8:49 p.m., Kenai police

responded to a local business near Mile 10.5 of the Kenai Spur Highway. After investigation, Amy E. Kyriss, 29, of Nikiski, was arrested on outstanding Soldotna Alaska State Troopers warrants for failure to appear for bail hearing on the original charge of first-degree vehicle theft and failure to appear for bail hearing on the original charge of petition to revoke probation. She was taken to Wildwood Pretrial. ■■ On Nov. 29 at 4:16 p.m., Kenai police responded to a local business near Mile 11 of the Kenai Spur Highway. After investigation, Joseph Chikoyak, 45, of Kenai, was arrested for violating conditions of release and taken to Wildwood Pretrial. ■■ On Nov. 29 at 9:02 p.m., Kenai police responded to a local business near South Willow Street and Barnacle Way. After investigation, Brian J. Ehlers, 40, of Kasilof, was arrested for felony driving under the influence and taken to Wildwood Pretrial. ■■ On Nov. 28 at about 11:10 a.m., Kenai police responded to the Kenai Airport and contacted James L. Helberg, 18, of Seward, who was arrested on outstanding Seward arrest warrants for firstdegree murder, second-degree murder, manslaughter, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, and tampering with physical evidence. He was taken to Wildwood Pretrial. ■■ On Nov. 27 at 1:06 a.m., Kenai police conducted a traffic stop in the area of the Kenai Spur Highway and Shotgun Drive. After investigation, Sydney M. Mack, 22, of Seward, was arrested for driving while license suspended and taken to Wildwood Pretrial. ■■ On Nov. 27 at 12:38 p.m., Kenai police responded to a local business on Trading Bay Road. After investigation, Derrick L. Hurd, 26, of Kenai was arrested for driving while license revoked and taken to Wildwood Pretrial. ■■ On Nov. 27 at 2:39 p.m., Kenai police responded to the area of the Kenai Spur Highway and Marathon Road. After investigation, Joseph Chikoyak, Jr., 45, of Kenai, was arrested for third-degree theft and second-degree criminal trespass and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial. ■■ On Nov. 26 at 12:18 a.m., Kenai police contacted an individual near a local business. After investigation, Diana P. Westover, 40, of Anchorage, was issued a summons for second-degree criminal trespass. ■■ On Nov. 26 at 6:11 a.m., Kenai police responded to a local business near Mile 10 of the Kenai Spur Highway for a report of a male who was currently trespassing at the premises. Officers responded, and the confirmed male suspect had already fled the property. A Kenai officer contacted the suspect male later in the day, and Joseph Chikoyak, Jr., 45, of Kenai, was issued a summons for second-degree criminal trespass. ■■ On Nov. 26 at 11:08 p.m., Kenai police had contact with a wanted subject at a local business. Jamie E. Doleman, 36, of Kenai, was arrested on an Alaska State Troopers $50 warrant on original charges of second-degree criminal trespass and fourth-degree theft and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial. ■■ On Dec. 2 at 12:37 p.m., the Soldotna Alaska State Troopers K-9 Team responded to a report of a disturbance occurring in the middle of the Highway at Mackey Lake Road and Gibbons Drive. Upon arrival, investigation revealed that Willard J. Hutson was involved in an altercation with a family member. Hutson was arrested for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and driving on a revoked operator’s license, revoked for the original charge of driving under the influence. Hutson was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail. ■■ On Dec. 3 at 4:48 a.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers responded to a domestic disturbance at a residence in Soldotna. Investigation resulted in the arrest of Travis Hedlund , 42, of Soldotna, for fourth-degree assault. Hedlund was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail, pending arraignment.

handed down in Kenai Superior Court: ■■ Brandon Nicholas, 22, address unknown, pleaded guilty to seconddegree theft, committed June 12. He was sentenced to 24 months in prison with all but time served suspended, fined a $200 court surcharge and a $200 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay $50 cost of appointed counsel, ordered to pay restitution, forfeited all items seized, ordered, among other conditions of probation, not to consume alcohol to excess, not to use or possess any illegal controlled substances, including synthetic drugs and marijuana, ordered to complete a substance abuse evaluation and comply with treatment recommendations, ordered to have no contact with victims in this case, ordered to submit to search directed by a probation officer, with or without probable cause, for the presence of alcohol, controlled substances, drug paraphernalia and stolen property, and was placed on probation for three years.

■■ McGerra Lee Beck, 36, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to second-degree theft, committed May 28. Imposition of sentenced was suspended and Beck was placed on probation for three years, ordered to pay restitution, fined a $200 court surcharge and a $200 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, forfeited all item seized, ordered, among other conditions of probation, to serve 90 days in prison, ordered not to use or possess any alcoholic beverages or illegal controlled substances, including synthetic drugs and marijuana, not to reside where alcoholic beverages are present or enter any business establishment whose primary business is the sale of alcohol, ordered to complete a substance abuse evaluation and comply with treatment recommendations, ordered to submit to search directed by a probation officer, with or without probable cause, for the presence of alcohol and controlled substances, and ordered to have no contact with victims in this case

court reports The following judgments were recently handed down in Kenai District Court: ■■ David J. Lusardi, 26, of Kasilof, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Apr. 21. He was sentenced to 30 days on electronic monitoring with 27 days suspended, fined $2,000 with $500 suspended, a $150 court surcharge, a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and $66 for the first three days plus $14 for each additional day of monitoring ordered, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, had his license revoked for 90 days, ordered not to possess, consume or buy illegal drugs, and placed on probation for one year. ■■ Ashley Marie Eisenman, 35, of Kasilof, pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal trespass (upon premises), a domestic violence offense committed July 6, 2018. She was fined $500 with $400 suspended, a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay restitution, ordered to have no contact with victim

unless written permission is filed with the court, and was placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed. ■■ Ashley M. Eisenman, 35, of Kasilof, pleaded guilty to violating condition of release, committed Feb. 7. She was fined $500, a $100 court surcharge, and a $50 jail surcharge. ■■ Ashley Eisenman, 35, of Kasilof, pleaded guilty to violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, committed Oct. 8. She was sentenced to 15 days in jail with 10 days suspended, credited for all time served, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, and placed on probation for 12 months. ■■ Michael Edward Roza, 34, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to driving while license cancelled, revoked or suspended with previous convictions, committed Oct. 17. He was fined a $100 court surcharge, admitted to seven prior convictions, and was placed on probation for 24 months.

■■ McGerra Beck, 36, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to violating condition of release, committed June 9. She was sentenced to five days in jail and fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge. ■■ McGerra Lee Beck, 36, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, committed Aug. 29. She was sentenced to 10 days in jail and fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge. ■■ Khalil Alexander Thomas, 25, of Anchorage, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of fourth-degree assault (causing fear of injury), a domestic violence offense committed May 31. He was sentenced to 360 days in jail with all but time served suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay restitution, forfeited all items seized, ordered not to possess firearms during probation, and placed on probation for 12 months. The following judgments were recently

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Kenai Middle School News literacy and a love of reading in We continue with after-school tutoring this week: TuesdayThursday, 2:30-4 p.m. The First Round of Boroughs is Tuesday, Dec. 10. More info to come! The Holiday Choir Concert is also on Tuesday at the KCHS Auditorium. The concert begins at 7 p.m. This is a favorite every year, don’t miss it! The Holiday Band Concert (including all KMS bands) and Dessert Auction is on Wednesday, Dece. 11 and is also at the KCHS Auditorium. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Arrive early to bid on amazing auction desserts! Saturday, Dec. 14 is the Borough Basketball Tournament in Homer. The tournament begins at 10 a.m. More info will be sent home with athletes later this week. Go Kossacks!

Soldotna High School The Soldotna High School band, choir, and jazz band will present our Winter Concert on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Soldotna girls basketball is hosting their annual Holiday Luau. The event takes place on Dec. 14 from 6-8 p.m. at Soldotna High School. The luau will include authentic Polynesian food and performances as well as a silent auction. Tickets are available now and can be purchased at the door ($20 for adults, $10 for children 12 years and younger). Please contact Kyle McFall at 907-2607062 for further information. The after-school tutoring buses will start running on Sept. 3. There are two buses that leave at 4:15 p.m. You must be on the route list to ride the bus. See Ms. Wear in the library to find out more information and/or get on the bus list. You can also email her at twear@ or call 260-7036, 9 a.m.4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday. Soldotna Stars Letterman Jackets are available to order at http:// Click on Varsity Jackets, find our school by State, select Soldotna High School, starting at $149 you can personalize it anyway you would like. Makes a great Christmas gift! SoHi Pool Schedule M/W/F Morning Lap 6:30-7:30 a.m. Sport Calendar — http:// Teams?entityId=21192 or http:// There are two ways to order a transcript. Each way serves a different purpose. If you need a transcript sent to a college or NCAA or a similar agency, then you will need to log on to: to order transcripts to be sent. The request is then forwarded to SoHi. After processing, it then goes through cyberspace — rather than the US mail — to get to its destination, which is much faster! ALL transcripts that are headed for NCAA, colleges, etc. have to be processed this way! FINAL TRANSCRIPTS! A final transcript is one that shows your second semester grades. If you order your transcript when we are in second semester, you will need to make sure you choose “next grading period” when you go on to Parchment — that way your transcript request will wait until the grades are in at the end of the year before it is sent.

Nikiski North Star Elementary NNS will be having holiday concerts this week. The first concert will be for first and second graders on Tuesday, Dec. 10. This performance will be held at Nikiski Middle High School beginning at 6 p.m. in the auditorium. Performers are asked to arrive by 5:45 p.m. The second concert will be for Kindergarten on Thursday, Dec. 12 in the NNS school gym at 6 p.m. Please have your kindergartner arrive by 5:45 p.m. Also, the NNS choir and concert band will perform in the gym at 6:30 p.m. This will be a wonderful evening of holiday entertainment! NNS is focusing on developing

our students. We will be working with NMHS and North Peninsula Recreation to build Little Lending Libraries that can be placed throughout our community. This is a project that needs community support. If you would like to join the reading committee, the next meeting will be held on Jan. 22 at 3:45 p.m. at NNS. All are welcome! #NikiskiReads Please remember to send your child to school with warm winter gear for outside recess. KPBSD policy states that recess will take place outside until the temperature drops below -10 degrees. Remember to check the lost and found. All unclaimed items will be donated to charity on the 1st and 15th of each month.

Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science The Life Skill we are focusing on this week is Initiative — To do something, of one’s own free will, because it needs to be done. Our annual Christmas Drive is in full swing. Ornaments are up in the front office window that need adopting if you would like to help out a family in need, or if you would like to make a cash donation see the office. The Student Councils Canned Food Drive is going on, please bring in any nonperishable items to help us reach are 1,000 item goal by Dec. 13! We are currently accepting lottery applications for the 2020/2021 school year. The deadline for this application is Feb. 28, 2020. If you are interested in attending Kaleidoscope please contact the office for more information at 283-0804. Brrrr! It looks like the winter weather has found us! Kindly send your child in with gear appropriate for the weather. Also, to ensure gear makes it home LABEL all gear, including; jackets, gloves, hats, snow pants, boots. Student Holiday Penguin Shop is open Monday-Friday, Dec. 9-13 from 6-7 p.m. Conscious Discipline, Surviving and Thriving Through the Holiday Season — Mrs. Atchley will be giving strategies on helping parents and children to self-regulate and problem solve throughout the holiday season. Cookie decorating and craft activities will be in the gym for all children. We hope to see our Kaleidoscope families at this fun event. Christmas Drive Items are due to the office by 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12 First and second grade End of Quarter Celebration of Learning at 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13. Upcoming Events Dec. 17: 9:15 a.m., first-fifth grade will be going over to KCHS for Holiday Concert Rehearsal; 6 p.m., first-fifth grade Holiday Concert at KCHS; 10:45 a.m. Boersma’s Class is going to Charis Place; 1:15 p.m. Zinszer’s Class is going to Charis Place. Dec. 18: Third and fourth grade Celebration of Learning at 3 p.m. Dec. 19: Kindergarten Cookie Sharing at 2:45 p.m. Dec. 20-Jan. 6: No School, Winter Break Jan.y 8: 4:15 p.m. APC meeting Jan. 15: Early Release Day, school dismisses at 2:10 p.m. Fourth and fifth grade beginning and advanced band students and parents are invited to an informational meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 5 p.m. Mrs. Biggs will be on hand to answer questions, discuss practice times and explain an outline of the program. Volunteers Study trips are already scheduled so watch for student permission forms. If you’d like to volunteer on a trip, you need to be an approved volunteer. Two steps are required each school year to be approved. Go to wpmu/volunteers and click the link to the background check. This may take two weeks for approval to be returned. The KSAS volunteer training is our second step, please see the office for information regarding this process.

After-school program 2019/2020 The Sterling Community Center After School Program is now open for enrollment. The program will begin Aug. 20, and will be Monday-Friday, 3:30-5:30 p.m. daily. Cost is $80/month for full-time enrolled or $5/day for drop-in attendance. Multiple sibling discount is available. Program includes: homework help if needed, recreational activities, academic enrichment, arts and crafts, free gym time, daily snack, and much more. For



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K-Beach Elementary Mr. Daniels’s class is participating in “Mystery Meetings” with classrooms in Canada and the U.S. The goal of the meetings is to ask yes or no questions to each other to find out where they live. Using deductive reasoning, students narrow in on the location of the other classroom. Once there location is known, students get to know each other through casual conversation and questioning. Students learn mapping skills, online and conversation etiquette, and uses of technology.

Soldotna Elementary Dec. 2-13: Christmas Kindness Food Drive Dec. 10: Parent PACK meeting 3:40 p.m. in the library Dec. 16: Winter Concert (K-sixth grade) and Cookie Train 6:30 p.m. at Soldotna High School Parent Pack needs your help! Sign-up for email communications or like the Parent Pack on Facebook for up-to-date volunteer opportunities. Weather Reminder: Please ensure that children have appropriate gear for the weather. Students will attend periods of outdoor activity every day.

Connections Dates To Remember: Dec. 9: SEWARD: Hour of Code 12:30-1:30 p.m. Dec. 10: SEWARD: Hour of Code 10-11 a.m. Dec. 10: HOMER: Paper Circuits Project: Light Up House Dec. 10: SOLDOTNA: Open Gym at Kenai Rec Center 12-2 p.m. Dec. 12: HOMER: STEAM Challenge Paper Roller Coasters Final Dec. 13: SOLDOTNA: Holiday Fun! Dec. 13: Semester Reports Due Dec. 16: SEWARD: Holiday Fun in the Seward Connections Office! There will be two gathering sessions. 10-11:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m. Keep your eye out for more fun details! Food and fun to be had by all! Dec. 17: SOLDOTNA: Open Gym at Kenai Rec Center 12-2 p.m. NO ADVISORS AVAILABLE but the gym will still be open Dec. 18: SOLDOTNA: Food Bank Christmas Dinner Hosted By Connections, call the office to help volunteer! Dec. 18: HOMER: Paper Circuits Project: Light Up Greeting Cards HOMER & SEWARD OFFICES CLOSED Dec. 23-Jan. 5 SOLDOTNA OFFICE CLOSED Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 Jan. 31: Geography Bee at Soldotna Office 1 p.m.; grades 4-8 May 4: Kenai Fjords Marine Science Explorer Tour — Please Contact Julie Lindquist for more details or (907) 224-9035 Soldotna Office — Kenai Recreation Center gym time every Tuesday from 12-2 p.m. Homer Office — SPARC activities every Wednesday from 1:302:30 p.m. Questions on any events please call the offices: Homer: 226-1880; Seward: 224-9035; Soldotna: 714-8880 CONNECTIONS FAMILIES: Check out our new link for Connections events! These are community events that Connections students may be interested in! Central Peninsula: https:// lz7z7ea4ii7w Homer: dbynagle/HomerConnections Seward: lhaskins1/SewardConnections

Mountain View Elementary “The Polar Pals Gift Shop” will be open Tuesday, Dec. 10-Friday, Dec. 13 in the library. This is a program hosted by the PTA to allow students to shop for inexpensive Christmas gifts for family and friends. If you would like to volunteer to help students shop please call the office at 283-8600 to schedule a time. Volunteers need to have completed a background

check through the school district. It is not too late to help a family in need during this holiday season. If you would be able to donate anything from a pair of gloves, a hat, a turkey, or a complete holiday meal, please drop your donation off at the office or call Kimb at 283-8600 before Wednesday, Dec. 11. Your contribution would be very much appreciated! The primary winter concert for all first, second and third grade students will be on Monday, Dec. 16 at 6 p.m. in the Renee C. Henderson auditorium at Kenai Central High School. Students need to be at KCHS at 5:45 p.m. The fifth grade band concert will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 6 p.m. in the gym at Mountain View. Winter break is Dec. 21-Jan. 6. Students return to school on Tuesday, Jan. 7.

Skyview Middle School Last week of Basketball: Tuesday, Dec. 10 — First Round of Borough Tournament, TBA; Saturday, Dec. 14 — Finals of Borough Tournament in Homer, 10 a.m. The Winter Band and Choir Concert is Thursday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Skyview Middle School Commons. SKYVIEW HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE! The Panther Student Council will be collecting nonperishable food items from Friday, Dec. 6-Wednesday, Dec. 18 to benefit the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank. Donations can be dropped off in the bin at the front office, delivered to Mrs. Pothast classroom or brought to the Winter Band and Choir Concert on Dec. 12. Please help Skyview help those in need this holiday season! Congratulations to the November Students of the Month! Kael Aamodt, Michael Akins, Layla Allain, Dalton Armstrong, Andrew Arthur, Angel Bannach, Autumn Bass, Angelina Beck, Nolan Boehme, Zach Bouschor, Haven Bower, Montana Bowman, Reagan Briggs, Aiden Broggi, Jay Brott, Joseph Brown, Miranda Brown, Evelyn Brown, Ryan Buchanan, Annie Burns, James Bush, Kenneth Bush, Nicolas Calhoun, Ariana Cannava, George Carpenter, Alina Carrillo Kompkoff, Mackenzie Carson, Noble Cassidy, Suwannee Chapman, Angelina Chavarria, Avery Ciufo, Shyla Clark, Alexis Cole, Donovan Cole, Patrick Collinson, Kobe Curry, Nels Dahl, Emily Day, Evan Derzab, Kiona Dexter, Daniela Dimitrovski, Hayden Eck, Erin Einerson, Ashlee Fann, Kaitlyn Farmer, Danica Farrar, Blake Ferreira, Bladen Finch, Shaun Firmin, Kadyn Fisher, Tyler Fisher, Kiara Forkner, Richard Franco, Ella Frasher, Dylan Gardner, Bella Gares, Easton Gentry, Izaiah Gilbert, AnnaMae Gilliam, Terryn Gomez, Michael Grimm, Taylor Guilliam, Marcus Hagedorn, Joshua Hancock, Owen Hart, Logan Hart, Cash Hartley, Nathan Hawkins, Vincent Heath, Philip Henry, Lydia Hopper, Rebekah Hudson, Marcus Hunt, Regan Hunt, Emma Hunter, Josias Iraheta Sorto, Samantha Ivey, Anika Jedlicka, Elijah Jedlicki, Vincint Johnston, Derrick Jones, Brenden Jones, Josie Josephson, Jocelyn Kampstra, Conner Kniceley Johns, Sadie Lane, Aben Larson, Mercedes Leadens, Elijah Lee, Alexandra Lee, Charles Leggett, Boyd Lehmberg, Addison Lewis, Hudson Link, Deighton Luck, Colby Lund Strength, Alexis Martinez, Kaytlin McAnelly, Caleb McCoy, Alyssa McDonald, Jazzalyn McDonald, Taylor McNeel, Emma Medina, Levi Mickelson, Stefany Montague, Jacoby Moore, Keeley Moore, Grayden Musgrave, Kiya Newcomb, Kevin Otero Cruz, Ellee Pancoast, Owen Pattock, Collin Peck, Vann Poage, Scott Powell, Max Reese, Pyper Reger, Grace Richmond, Valentino Rigutto, Jolene Riske, Allehya Roberts, Meg Roberts, Emilia Rodriguez, Parker Rose, Kendra Rose, Madelyn Ross, Aubree Schneider, Chloe See, Mandi Sisley, Raven Smith, Lillian Smith, Thornton Smith, Brekkin Sproul, Brooklyn Stewart, Hailey Stonecipher, Adele Tacey, Brenden Theel,

questions or to request more information, please call 907262-7224 or stop in Monday-Friday between 9 a.m. and noon, 38377 Swanson River Rd. Sterling.

Student Ambassadors wanted Are you a high school student seeking resume enhancement for scholarship opportunities? Would you like to receive behind-the-scenes tours of area businesses and the opportunity to network professionally with local leaders?

Cody Thompson, Rylie Thompson, Ala Tuisaula, Joey VanHeeder, Lucas Walsh, Madison Watson, Jennifer Webster, Abriella Werner, Xavier West, Destiney Wheeler, Caitlynne White, Megan Whittom, Haiden Wilkinson, Matthias Williams, Laylani Williams, Lorenzo Wilson, Danika Winslow, Kaitlyn Wolfe, Lokeni Wong, Juanita Wood, Julene Yager, Hannah Zichko

Nikiski Middle/High School Tuesday, Dec. 10: Middle School Basketball Boroughs at Nikiski — 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13: High School Wrestling Regions at Redington Friday, Dec. 14: High School Wrestling Regions at Redington; Middle School Basketball Boroughs at Homer Tuesday, Dec. 17: Winter Concert, 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21- Tuesday, Dec. 7: Winter Break — NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS Order your yearbook now at The price is $50 now, but will go up in January. Congratulations to Cecily Quiner, the Kenai Chamber of Commerce Student of the Month for December! Many thanks to Mr. Shaylon Cochran who braved the snowstorm last week to present to Nikiski students about his work as a radio news reporter! Mr. Cochran shared the joy and freedom he experiences reporting on stories all across the peninsula. He said that while you won’t get rich working in public radio, it is an awesome opportunity to connect with your community and make a difference locally and sometimes even nation-wide! Thank you, Mr. Cochran!

Soldotna Montessori December Events Dec. 10: Craft Night, APC Meeting @ 5:30 Dec. 12 and 13: Holiday Shoppe Dec. 17: Winter Concert and Cookie Train Dec. 20: P.Js and pancakes along with caroling Dec. 22-January 6, winter break Read a full report back from Montessori fifth graders in page C4.

Cook Inlet Academy We had a snow day Monday but all is well now. Attention all CIA students. Every year the National Honor Society at CIA gives gifts to the residents at Charis Place Assisted Living. Please help us make their Christmas a special one, as this will be the only gifts some of them will receive all year. There will be a tree in the commons that will have ornaments on it with a list of gifts a resident wants on the back. Students are to tear the present shaped paper from the ornament (leaving the ornament still hanging) to get the list. Make sure to place the tag on the present once it is wrapped. All elementary students need to pick an ornament with an adult. All wrapped presents need to be turned in to the office NO LATER than Dec. 16. The date of our Christmas Program is changed due to some unforeseen conflicts. Instead of Monday, Dec. 16 the new date is Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 6 p.m. It’s one day later. Next week is our last full week of school and then the second quarter and first semester come to an end. The school year will be half over. Please encourage your students to stay on top of grades and assignments. There is a school board meeting Monday, Dec. 9 at 5:30. The last day of school will be Dec. 18 and students will be released at noon. Don’t forget we will have some great basketball action here December 19-21 at the CIA Classic. This varsity tournament is our kick off of the season. There are many volunteer opportunities and it’s always a fun time. Be safe and enjoy the Christmas Season.

Apply now for that chance! The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce is seeking high school applicants in grades 10-12 for its 2019-2020 Student Ambassador Program. Students receive a chance to learn more from one-on-one contact with the business community through field trips, guest lecturers, and job shadow appointments. The extended deadline to apply is Friday, Sept. 13! For more information, call Sara at the Soldotna Chamber at 262-9814 or visit them online at


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AccuWeather® 5-day forecast for Kenai-Soldotna Today


A little rain in the p.m.; windy


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From the Peninsula Clarion in Kenai

Glennallen 34/29 Valdez 37/33

Kenai/ Soldotna Homer

Dillingham 34/29

Juneau 41/38

National Extremes (For the 48 contiguous states) High yesterday Low yesterday

Kodiak 47/40

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83 at Hollywood, Fla. -4 at Daniel, Wyo.

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Sitka 46/42

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Ketchikan 39/34

49 at Kodiak -44 at Fort Yukon

Today’s Forecast World Cities


24 hours ending 4 p.m. yest. . Trace Month to date .......................... 0.42" Normal month to date ............ 0.32" Year to date ............................ 17.78" Normal year to date ............... 17.18" Record today ................ 0.48" (1963) Record for Dec. ............ 3.96" (1988) Record for year ........... 27.09" (1963) Snowfall 24 hours ending 4 p.m. yest. ... 0.1" Month to date .......................... 15.1" Season to date ........................ 18.1"

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Anchorage 36/33

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Fairbanks 18/10

Cold Bay 40/32

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Kenai/ Soldotna 37/34

Talkeetna 35/31

Bethel 29/24

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Tomorrow 3:24 p.m. 6:28 a.m.

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Sunday, December 8, 2019

Skiers rally at Tsalteshi By Joey Klecka Peninsula Clarion

The snow dump early last week provided the perfect setting for Saturday’s Black Stone Axe Ridge Warm Up Rally, which organizers hope will be the first of many. The event was hosted by the Kenai Central High School Nordic ski team at the Tsalteshi Trails behind Skyview Middle School, and provided skiers of all ages a day of lessons and racing on the recently groomed trails. With youth and adult skiers divided into several groups based on skill level, high school skiers and staff from KCHS guided a grand total of 33 skiers signed up for a day designed to teach

fundamentals of the sport. The event proceeds went to the Kenai Nordic Booster Club. The consensus among the crowd that received lessons was the rare opportunity for the community to tune up technique and gain some valuable insight from those that have years of experience in the sport. “It’s great to see our kids connect with the community,” said Kardinals head coach Brad Nyquist. “Just seeing all the people enjoy the opportunity to get some lessons and embrace winter.” Nyquist said he has been trying to host an event like this for years, since he was an assistant coach, but the team’s race schedule

combined with unpredictable weather has kept the program from doing it. “I’ve always heard people in the community ask me, ‘When are you going to do ski lessons?’” Nyquist said. “There’s interest in the community, and it’s fun to see people out here.” Now with one year under their belts, Nyquist said he hopes to see the event becomes an annual deal for the community to support and receive lessons from the high school team. The skiers that showed up Saturday morning received over two hours of lessons from coaches, high school athletes and even a former See ski, Page B2

A group of youth skiers receive lessons Saturday at the Black Stone Axe Ridge Warm Up Rally at the Tsalteshi Trails outside of Soldotna. (Photo provided by Marcus Mueller)

Bears sweep Jets

Soldotna wrestlers nab 6th Staff report Peninsula Clarion

By Jeff Helminiak Peninsula Clarion

Friday night marked the return of defenseman Bryan Huggins to the lineup and the return of the Kenai River Brown Bears to the win column. After having a 10-game win streak interrupted by two losses to the Minnesota Magicians last weekend, Kenai River defeated the Janesville (Wisconsin) Jets 5-2 on Friday in North American Hockey League play at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex behind the game-winner from Huggins. Saturday, the Bears continued to roll, taking down the Jets 8-1 and becoming the top-scoring team in the league. Huggins, a 17-year-old defenseman committed to Division I Lake Superior State University, injured his knee in the home opener against the Jets on Oct. 11. Friday, his wrist shot from the slot with 11 minutes, 28 seconds, left in the game gave the Bears a 3-2 lead they would not relinquish. “It feels great to be back in the win column,” Huggins said. “It’s really special for me because it’s my first game back and my first goal. It’s also the team I got hurt against.” The Brown Bears move to 19-7-1-2 and cling to first place in the Midwest Division by a single point over the Fairbanks Ice Dogs. Kenai River, which finished off a 10-2 homestand, now goes on the road for nine games, starting Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Springfield (Illinois) Jr. Blues. The See BEARS, Page B2

Kenai River Brown Bears defenseman Bryan Huggins celebrates his game-winning goal against the Janesville (Wisconsin) Jets with Tristan Culleton on Friday at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

South Anchorage won the Grizzly Shakedown on Saturday at Grace Christian in Anchorage, while Soldotna led the Kenai Peninsula by taking sixth. The tournament name was changed from the Grace Grizzly Grappler to the Grizzly Shakedown this year. During weigh-ins for last year’s event, a 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck Anchorage, cutting down the field and providing the impetus for the name change. The tournament features wrestlers from both small and big schools. South won the event with 264.5 points, while Colony was second at 202.5. Soldotna had 101 points. Also from the peninsula, Nikiski was 10th, Homer was 14th, Kenai was 15th and Seward was 29th. Aaron Faletoi led the Stars by taking first place at 215, while Amanda Wylie also nabbed a title for Soldotna in girls 160. Faletoi pinned his way through the first three rounds before scoring a 12-6 decision over Jeffrey Palmer of Wasilla in the final. Wylie pinned her way through all three of her matches. Also for the Stars, Hunter Richardson was third at 140 and Scott Micheal was fourth at 125. In girls wrestling, Trinity Donovan was second at 145 and Vydell Baker was third at 125. For Nikiski, Caileb Payne led the way by taking third at 189, while Koleman McCaughey was fourth at 171. For Homer, Anthony Kalugin picked up a second-place finish at 189, losing a 4-2 decision to Chugiak’s Daniel Niebles in See PIN, Page A10

Nikolaevsk volleyball takes 4th at Mix Six state Staff report Peninsula Clarion

The Nikolaevsk volleyball team took fourth place at the Mix Six state tournament Saturday at Dimond

High School in Anchorage. Elizabeth Fefelov and Zachary Trail were named to the all-tournament team for the Warriors, while Fefelov also was named the best setter of the tournament. Nikolaevsk

also won the sportsmanship award at the tournament. The Warriors were eliminated from the tourney with a Saturday morning loss to Gustavus, dropping a 28-26, 16-25 and 15-9 decision.

Nikolaevsk had defeated Gustavus on Thursday, but coach Bea Klaich said her squad did not bring enough energy to the match, which started at 9 a.m. Saturday. Friday, Nikolaevsk lost to

Tanalian 25-11, 20-25, 25-18, 24-26 and 15-12 to fall into the secondchance bracket. The Warriors stayed alive Friday evening with a See state, Page B3

Homer hockey takes 2 from Juneau Soldotna drops a pair of games in Anchorage By Megan Pacer Homer News

Homer’s Fiona Hatton reaches for the puck during a Friday hockey game against Juneau-Douglas High School at the Kevin Bell Arena in Homer. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

The Homer hockey team swept fellow Railbelt Conference team Juneau-Douglas, winning 8-0 on Friday and 7-0 on Saturday at the Kevin Bell Arena. The Mariners have struggled this season with coming out strong in the first period of games, something head coach Steve Nevak acknowledged Friday. But, he said, the team is starting to improve in that regard. He called Friday’s victory against Juneau-Douglas the

Mariners’ first “complete game” so far this season. “Our message was, we come out hard,” Nevak said. “Dump the puck, get the puck below their goal line, and go to work. And they did absolutely everything we asked them to do.” Homer was able to get a goal in with about two minutes left in the first period, scored by Phinny Weston with an assist from Ethan Pitzman. The second period saw a goal from Alden Ross assisted by Isaiah Nevak, and an unassisted goal by Casey Oits just 28

seconds later. Weston scored again in the second period assisted by Ross, followed by a goal from Ross assisted by Pitzman and another goal from Weston, assisted by Kazden Stineff. Another goal from Weston about five minutes into the third period, assisted by Shafford, and a goal from freshman Matfey Reutov, assisted by Austin Shafford, rounded out the game. Bears goaltenders Cody Mitchell and Dawson Hickok shared the goal to stop 32 of See PREP, Page B3


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Olympian, as Ninilchik’s Todd Boonstra came out with his wife, Kelli, to help out. Following a short early afternoon break, the crowd lined up for two race distances, with a two-kilometer course taking novice skiers out on the Squirrel and Owl loops, and a 4K route taking more experienced racers out on the Wolf loop. The efforts didn’t go unnoticed by the community. “From one to 10, it’s a 10,” said Kenai’s Rusty Hippchen. “Great day, great weather, for a great purpose. It’s good to get the whole family out and support the ski team.” Hippchen was out with his two youngest children, Alaska, 5, and Olga, 7, to learn something and to join their older brother, Tyler, who is a varsity skier on the high school team. Hippchen said his kids participate in the Tsalteshi Trails Youth Ski

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Bears don’t return to the sports complex until Jan. 17. The Bears started quickly Friday, getting goals from Cody Moline, assisted by Peter Morgan and Wasilla’s Porter Schachle, and Eagle River’s Zach Krajnik, assisted by Theo Thrun, to take a 2-0 lead with 4:11 to play in the first period. Janesville’s Brandon McNamara then changed the momentum by dragging the puck through the slot and beating Kenai River goalie Landon Pavlisin with just 8 seconds left in the first. “It’s happening too much,” Kenai River head coach Kevin Murdock said. “We’re giving up too many goals in the last minute of the first period and it’s usually after we’ve been playing well.” Huggins has been practicing for a week, but he said he still wasn’t up to game speed and made the initial mistake that led to the goal. “I should have chipped

Peninsula Clarion Program that begins in January, so Saturday’s event was a good warmup for that. “It’s our first time coming out to ski for the season,” he said. Another happy skier was Michelle Lee, who was out with her son to support the team while getting the chance to break out her skate skis. “I got skate skis last winter … I’ve always been a classic skier,” Lee said. “I’m not very good at all at skate skiing, so I was super happy that they were offering adult lessons. You hardly ever get that.” Lee said she strapped on her skate skis about “three or four times” last winter, and with no formal training, it proved to be a difficult task to tackle, but Lee said that was the draw of Saturday’s event. “Just to be doing something a little bit different,” she said. “I love to be outside, and the winters can get long, so the more I can do outside, the better.”

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the final. For Homer’s girls, Sadie Blake took the title at 125, beating Bethel’s Fiona Phelan 3-1 in the final. Rayana Vigil also won at

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it out,” Huggins said. “The guys picked me up and got me back in the game.” The Jets used that surge at the end of the first period to totally control the second period. Pavlisin was excellent in the frame, ironically giving up the lone goal when he batted the puck into the net off the back of his glove. “That one goal — you can’t put it on him,” Huggins said. “We didn’t give him much help.” While Janesville had the lion’s share of chances in the period, Jets head coach Corey Leivermann said his team didn’t get to the net for rebound opportunities, and just a first shot was not good enough against Pavlisin. “They’ve got a good goalie,” Leivermann said. “He made some key saves.” The third period saw the momentum swing to Kenai River. “In the third period, they came out ready to play and we sat back and watched,” Leivermann said. In the middle of the period, Kenai River’s top-scoring line of Krajnik, Logan Ritchie

and Thrun generated two great chances on a shift, but didn’t finish. After the Schachle-Morgan-Moline line followed with another bevy of chances, Murdock came right back with the top line and was rewarded with Huggins’ goal. “We had some guys that were feeling it so we wanted to get them back out there again,” Murdock said. With 5:32 left in the game, Janesville’s Ivar Sjolund took a five-minute major for boarding. The play was 4-on-4 for two minutes while the Bears served a penalty, but once the power play commenced, Schachle iced the game by scoring with 1:07 to play on an assist from Michael Spinner. Laudon Poellinger, assisted by Eagle River’s Brandon Lajoie, had an empty-netter with 28 seconds to play. “It’d be nice to be consistent for the full 60 minutes, but at the end of the day, we got two points out of it,” Murdock said. “We’ll take more positives from it than negatives.” Saturday, Janesville’s Luke

Joshua tops Ruiz Jr. RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Anthony Joshua jumped up and down in the ring with his massive entourage, celebrating being around $70 million richer and having three world heavyweight belts back in his possession. For the British boxing superstar, it was well worth this controversial trip to Saudi Arabia. In the first heavyweight title fight to be held in the Middle East, Joshua toyed with an out-of-shape Andy Ruiz Jr. over 12 unspectacular rounds to win a unanimous points decision, reclaim the WBA, WBO and IBF belts, and avenge a stunning upset by his MexicanAmerican opponent six months ago. Joshua got his game plan spot on, using his lighter frame to outmaneuver Ruiz, relying on his longer reach to stay clear of trouble, and selecting his moments to go on the attack. In the final seconds of a bout fought in the early hours of Sunday in a relatively cool 19 Celsius (66 F) for this part of the world, Joshua was almost running around the ring and Ruiz — exhausted and outfought — was planted in the middle, urging him to come closer. “Sometimes simplicity is genius. I was outclassing the champion,” Joshua said. “I am used to knocking

A group of Kenai Central High School skiers teach lessons to youth skiers Saturday at the Black Stone Axe Ridge Warm Up Rally at the Tsalteshi Trails in Soldotna. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

people out, but last time I got hurt so I gave the man his credit. I said I would correct myself again.” Two judges gave the fight to the Briton 119-110, and the other awarded it to him 119-109. Ruiz put on 15 pounds since the first fight to weigh in at 283 pounds (128 kilograms), making him the second heaviest boxer to fight for a world heavyweight title. He said he hadn’t prepared hard enough for the rematch and got “boxed around.” “The partying got the best of me,” Ruiz said of his brief time as champion, during which he also went on talk shows, had an audience with the Mexican president and bought new cars for himself and his parents. “I didn’t prepare how I should have. I gained too much weight. I don’t want to give excuses, he won ... If we do a third fight, you best believe I’m going to get in shape. I’ll be in the best shape of my life.” Whether Joshua agrees to that remains to be seen. There is no rematch clause this time round and Ruiz, short with quick hands, is an awkward opponent. Joshua proved he had another side to his boxing skills other than a big punch. His career is back on track, for sure, but his reputation might be sullied for other reasons.

189, pinning West’s Thereisa Vaafuti in the final. Mina Cavasos, at 119, and Mischelle Wells, at 135, both took second for Homer, while Mariah Grimes took third at 160. For Kenai, Tucker Vann took second at 171, losing 6-4 to Colton Lindquist of Colony in the final.

rally) 2K youth — 1. Tania Boonstra, 12:00; 2. Olivia Tews, 20:11; 3. Lucia Carson, 20:19; 4. Olga Hippchen, 25:17; 5. Sofia Tews, 26:12; 6. Alaska Hip-

pchen, 37:53. 2K women — 1. Audrey McDonald, 13:30; 2. Sheilah-Margaret Pothast, 21:05; 3. Michelle Lee, 23:06; 4. Frances Jurek, 30:25.

2K men — 1. John Pothast, 21:07; 2. Mark Jurek, 24:40. 4K men — 1. Jeff Helminiak, 16:09; 2. Jason Parks, 22:37.

Wheeler scored just 1:55 into the game on Bears goalie Danny Fraga, but after that it was all Kenai River. Thrun and Ritchie scored in the first period, Morgan, Moline and Anchorage’s Max Helgeson scored in the second period, and Morgan, Helgeson and Moline scored in the third. Fraga picked up his first win in net since Sept. 21. He has played in just six games this year due to the hot goaltending of Pavlisin. Friday Brown Bears 5, Jets 2 Janesville 1 1 0 — 2 Kenai River 2 0 3 — 5 First period — 1. Kenai River, Moline (Morgan, Schachle), 6:29; 2. Kenai River, Krajnik (Thrun, Ritchie), 15:49; 3. Janesville, McNamara (Wheeler, Michel), 19:52. Penalties — Kenai River 1 for 2:00. Second period — 4. Janesville, Schoen (un.), 9:22. Penalties — Janesville 1 for 2:00; Kenai River 1 for 2:00. Third period — 5. Kenai River, Huggins (Ritchie, Krajnik), 9:22; 6. Kenai River, Schachle (Spinner), pp, 18:53; 7. Kenai River, Poellinger (Lajoie), en, 19:32. Penalties — Janesville 3 for 9:00; Kenai River 2 for 4:00. Power plays — Janesville 0 for 1; Kenai River 1 for 3. Saturday Brown Bears 8, Jets 1 Janesville 1 0 0 — 1 Kenai River 2 3 3 — 8 First period — 1. Janesville, Wheeler (Sweeney), 1:55; 2. Kenai River, Thrun (Krajnik, Hadfield), 11:32; 3. Kenai River, Ritchie (Weeks), 15:13. Penalties — none. Second period — 4. Kenai River, Morgan (Moline, Culleton), 7:28; 5. Kenai River, Moline (Schachle), 11:23; 6. Kenai River, Helgeson (Gutierrez, Valiquette), 18:15. Penalties — none. Third period — 7. Kenai River, Morgan

Kenai River Brown Bears defenseman Preston Weeks, of Soldotna, shields the puck from Janesville (Wisconsin) Jets defenseman Charlie Schoen on Friday at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion) (Schachle), 2:23; 8. Kenai River, Helgeson (Thrun), pp, 7:46; 9. Kenai River, Moline (Schachle, Morgan), sh, 13:20. Penalties — Janesville 2 for 4:00; Kenai

River 4 for 8:00. Power plays — Janesville 0 for 3; Kenai River 1 for 1.

MIDWEST Ball St. 102, IUPUI 54 Boston College 73, Notre Dame 72 Bowling Green 68, Oakland 65 Bradley 83, NC A&T 52 Butler 76, Florida 62 Creighton 95, Nebraska 76 Drake 78, SE Missouri 73 E. Illinois 93, Green Bay 80 E. Michigan 55, Detroit 51 Evansville 101, Miami (Ohio) 87 Illinois St. 61, Morehead St. 50 Indiana St. 84, Wright St. 77, OT Kansas 72, Colorado 58 Kent St. 81, Cleveland St. 59 Loyola of Chicago 90, Quincy 59 Marquette 73, Kansas St. 65 N. Dakota St. 78, ETSU 68 Ohio St. 106, Penn St. 74 UIC 62, Fort Wayne 49 W. Michigan 66, Youngstown St. 64 Wisconsin 84, Indiana 64 Xavier 73, Cincinnati 66 SOUTHWEST Abilene Christian 102, Dallas Christian 34 Arkansas St. 66, Tulsa 63 Baylor 63, Arizona 58 Georgetown 91, SMU 74 Incarnate Word 101, Trinity (TX) 65 Lamar 73, Rice 60 North Texas 76, UALR 53 Samford 113, Houston Baptist 90 Texas A&M-CC 81, St. Mary’s (TX) 53 Texas Southern 85, Concordia (TX) 47 UC Santa Barbara 72, Texas-Arlington 68 UTEP 59, Ark.-Pine Bluff 50 UTSA 77, Texas State 71 FAR WEST Arizona St. 77, Louisiana-Lafayette 65 BYU 83, UNLV 50 Boise St. 75, Colorado St. 64 Cal Poly 70, Siena 66 California Baptist 68, UC Irvine 60 Loyola Marymount 83, Grambling St. 67 Nevada 100, Air Force 85 New Mexico 79, Wyoming 65 Oregon 89, Hawaii 64 Pacific 65, Long Beach St. 46 S. Utah 73, Utah Valley 72 Sacramento St. 62, Cal St.-Fullerton 59 San Diego 68, Holy Cross 51 Santa Clara 71, California 52 Seattle 73, Portland 71 UC Davis 66, N. Illinois 57 Utah 98, Cent. Arkansas 67 Utah St. 77, Fresno St. 70, OT Washington St. 63, New Mexico St. 54 Weber St. 86, Westcliff University 46

Arkansas 81, Kansas St. 72 Cent. Arkansas 82, Crowley’s Ridge 26 North Texas 69, Louisiana-Lafayette 66 Oklahoma 90, LSU 68 Stephen F. Austin 104, Central Christian College of Kansas 46 TCU 80, Auburn 65 Texas A&M 74, Oklahoma St. 62 Texas A&M-CC 90, Texas Wesleyan 52 Texas Southern 63, Rice 56 UALR 63, Tulsa 51 FAR WEST Air Force 68, Nevada 61 CS Bakersfield 80, Pacific 70 Cal St.-Fullerton 72, San Diego 67 California 73, Boston U. 62 Fresno St. 76, Utah St. 64 Loyola Marymount 94, Cal State San Bernardino 46 Montana 63, Utah Valley 52 New Mexico St. 77, Weber St. 47 Saint Mary’s (Cal) 84, Cal Poly 67 San Jose St. 84, San Diego St. 67 UCLA 58, CS Northridge 44 Wyoming 73, New Mexico 66

scoreboard Football Major Scores SOUTH Appalachian St. 45, Louisiana-Lafayette 38< FAU 49, UAB 6< James Madison 66, Monmouth (NJ) 21< LSU 37, Georgia 10< Memphis 29, Cincinnati 24< MIDWEST Miami (Ohio) 26, Cent. Michigan 21< N. Dakota St. 37, Nicholls 13< N. Iowa 13, S. Dakota St. 10< FAR WEST Boise St. 31, Hawaii 10< Montana 73, SE Louisiana 28< Montana St. 47, Albany (NY) 21< Weber St. 26, Kennesaw St. 20< SOUTHWEST Illinois St. 24, Cent. Arkansas 14< Oklahoma 30, Baylor 23, OT<

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 Dallas 6 7 0 .462 334 267 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 Minnesota 8 4 0 .667 319 242 Chicago 7 6 0 .538 243 232 Detroit 3 8 1 .292 280 315 West Seattle 10 2 0 .833 329 293 San Francisco 10 2 0 .833 349 183 L.A. Rams 7 5 0 .583 283 250 Arizona 3 8 1 .292 255 351 y-clinched division Thursday’s Games Chicago 31, Dallas 24 Sunday’s Games 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’s Games N.Y. Giants at Philadelphia, 4:15 p.m. All Times ADT

Basketball NBA Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Boston 16 5 .762 — Toronto 15 6 .714 1 Philadelphia 16 7 .696 1 Brooklyn 12 10 .545 4½ New York 4 19 .174 13 Southeast Division Miami 16 6 .727 — Orlando 11 11 .500 5 Charlotte 9 15 .375 8 Washington 7 14 .333 8½ Atlanta 5 17 .227 11

Central Division Milwaukee 20 3 .870 — Indiana 15 8 .652 5 Detroit 9 14 .391 11 Chicago 8 15 .348 12 Cleveland 5 17 .227 14½ WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division Dallas 16 6 .727 — Houston 15 7 .682 1 San Antonio 9 14 .391 7½ Memphis 6 16 .273 10 New Orleans 6 17 .261 10½ Northwest Division Denver 14 6 .700 — Utah 13 10 .565 2½ Minnesota 10 11 .476 4½ Oklahoma City 9 12 .429 5½ Portland 9 14 .391 6½ Pacific Division L.A. Lakers 20 3 .870 — L.A. Clippers 16 7 .696 4 Phoenix 10 12 .455 9½ Sacramento 8 13 .381 11 Golden State 5 19 .208 15½ Friday’s Games Brooklyn 111, Charlotte 104 Detroit 108, Indiana 101 Orlando 93, Cleveland 87 Boston 108, Denver 95 Golden State 100, Chicago 98 Miami 112, Washington 103 Oklahoma City 139, Minnesota 127, OT Milwaukee 119, L.A. Clippers 91 San Antonio 105, Sacramento 104, OT L.A. Lakers 136, Portland 113 Saturday’s Games Dallas 130, New Orleans 84 Indiana 104, New York 103 Philadelphia 141, Cleveland 94 Houston 115, Phoenix 109 Utah 126, Memphis 112 Sunday’s Games Denver at Brooklyn, 11 a.m. Atlanta at Charlotte, 1 p.m. Chicago at Miami, 2 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Washington, 2 p.m. Toronto at Philadelphia, 2 p.m. Sacramento at Dallas, 3 p.m. Oklahoma City at Portland, 5 p.m. Minnesota at L.A. Lakers, 5:30 p.m. All Times ADT

Men’s Scores EAST Binghamton 84, Boston U. 79, OT Bucknell 65, Albany (NY) 64 Davidson 70, Northeastern 63 George Washington 66, Delaware 56 Harvard 89, UMass 55 LIU Brooklyn 85, Army 72 La Salle 71, Drexel 63 Lafayette 62, Cornell 59 Loyola (Md.) 64, Mount St. Mary’s 48 Maine 66, CCSU 64 Manhattan 54, Fordham 53, OT Maryland 59, Illinois 58 Mass.-Lowell 94, St. Francis (NY) 63 Missouri 64, Temple 54 Navy 53, Marist 51, OT Quinnipiac 75, New Hampshire 67 St. Bonaventure 73, Hofstra 45 St. Francis (Pa.) 63, UMBC 60 St. John’s 70, West Virginia 68 Stony Brook 79, Brown 63 Vermont 55, Towson 38 Villanova 78, Saint Joseph’s 66 Yale 78, Lehigh 65 SOUTH Alabama A&M 67, Jacksonville St. 62, OT Austin Peay 90, North Florida 83 Charleston Southern 58, NC Central 53 Charlotte 76, UNC-Wilmington 57 Coastal Carolina 92, Winthrop 88 FIU 84, Kennesaw St. 81 George Mason 68, American U. 53 Georgia St. 73, Mercer 61 Hampton 64, Norfolk St. 53 Jacksonville 82, Bethune-Cookman 60 Kentucky 83, Fairleigh Dickinson 52 Memphis 65, UAB 57 Mississippi 83, CS Bakersfield 67 Morgan St. 73, Longwood 65 Murray St. 85, Middle Tennessee 52 NC State 91, Wake Forest 82 Robert Morris 64, Florida Gulf Coast 59 SC State 80, Presbyterian 68 Southern Miss. 72, S. Illinois 69 Syracuse 97, Georgia Tech 63 The Citadel 108, Carver 40 UCF 78, NJIT 65 UNC-Greensboro 60, Radford 58 VCU 69, Old Dominion 57 VMI 88, Stetson 61 W. Carolina 78, UNC-Asheville 77 W. Kentucky 86, Arkansas 79, OT Wofford 81, Gardner-Webb 77

Women’s Scores EAST Bowling Green 82, Marshall 69 Buffalo 46, St. Bonaventure 36 Delaware 73, Robert Morris 62 Delaware St. 89, St. Peter’s 66 Duquesne 79, Toledo 74 Fairfield 73, Hofstra 64 George Washington 78, Quinnipiac 67 Harvard 69, Maine 40 Monmouth (NJ) 52, Lafayette 44 NJIT 61, Hartford 52 Penn 81, Stetson 41 Princeton 62, Marist 50 Providence 76, Bryant 32 Rhode Island 89, Brown 44 Rider 70, La Salle 43 Siena 52, Albany (NY) 46 South Carolina 78, Temple 71 Vermont 76, Canisius 53 Villanova 60, Saint Joseph’s 44 Youngstown St. 56, St. Francis (Pa.) 46 SOUTH Bethune-Cookman 68, Palm Beach Atlantic 45 Charleston Southern 92, Virginia-Lynchburg 55 Houston Baptist 72, Louisiana-Monroe 65 Howard 64, Fairleigh Dickinson 56 Mercer 62, Georgia Southern 52 Murray St. 70, Indiana St. 62 Norfolk St. 77, Hampton 56 SE Louisiana 63, Jackson St. 59 South Alabama 62, Tulane 53 UNC-Greensboro 64, Georgia St. 49 Wofford 89, Bob Jones 38 MIDWEST DePaul 76, Green Bay 65 E. Illinois 65, Omaha 52 Indiana 72, North Florida 45 Northwestern 79, Dartmouth 37 Ohio 70, IUPUI 64 SE Missouri 79, S. Illinois 65 South Dakota 82, Coppin St. 44 Texas Rio Grande Valley 72, Texas A&M International 56 W. Illinois 88, Chicago St. 78 W. Kentucky 91, Ball St. 86 Wichita St. 63, E. Michigan 52 SOUTHWEST Arizona 54, UTEP 43

Hockey NHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 30 20 4 6 46 105 73 Florida 28 14 9 5 33 100 98 Buffalo 30 13 11 6 32 93 93 Montreal 30 13 11 6 32 97 102 Toronto 31 14 13 4 32 100 103 Tampa Bay 27 14 10 3 31 102 87 Ottawa 30 12 17 1 25 79 95 Detroit 31 7 21 3 17 66 124 Metropolitan Division Washington 31 22 4 5 49 115 88 N.Y. Islanders 28 19 7 2 40 81 68 Philadelphia 30 17 8 5 39 96 85 Pittsburgh 30 17 9 4 38 103 81 Carolina 30 18 11 1 37 97 82 N.Y. Rangers 28 14 11 3 31 88 91 Columbus 29 11 14 4 26 71 91 New Jersey 29 9 15 5 23 74 109 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division St. Louis 31 18 7 6 42 92 83 Colorado 29 19 8 2 40 107 79 Dallas 31 17 11 3 37 82 76 Winnipeg 29 17 10 2 36 84 80 Minnesota 30 14 12 4 32 90 98 Nashville 28 13 10 5 31 95 92 Chicago 29 12 12 5 29 80 89 Pacific Division Edmonton 31 18 10 3 39 95 90 Arizona 31 17 10 4 38 85 72 Vegas 31 15 11 5 35 93 88 Vancouver 30 15 11 4 34 103 91 Calgary 31 15 12 4 34 81 92 San Jose 31 15 14 2 32 87 106 Anaheim 29 12 13 4 28 77 87 Los Angeles 31 11 18 2 24 77 102 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Top three teams in each division and two wild cards per conference advance to playoffs. Friday’s Games Chicago 2, New Jersey 1, SO Montreal 2, N.Y. Rangers 1 Pittsburgh 2, Arizona 0 Edmonton 2, Los Angeles 1 Washington 3, Anaheim 2 Saturday’s Games Philadelphia 4, Ottawa 3 Vancouver 6, Buffalo 5, OT Colorado 4, Boston 1 Carolina 6, Minnesota 2 Tampa Bay 7, San Jose 1 Toronto 5, St. Louis 2 Florida 4, Columbus 1 Pittsburgh 5, Detroit 3 Nashville 6, New Jersey 4 Dallas 3, N.Y. Islanders 1 Calgary 4, Los Angeles 3 Sunday’s Games Anaheim at Winnipeg, 11 a.m. San Jose at Florida, 1 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Vegas, 3 p.m. Arizona at Chicago, 3 p.m. Buffalo at Edmonton, 4 p.m.

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LSU, OSU, Clemson, Oklahoma earn CFP berths By Ralph D. Russo AP College Football Writer

Picking the four teams to play in the College Football Playoff will be easy for the selection committee. LSU, Ohio State, Clemson and Oklahoma all took care of business in their conference championships Saturday — with varying degrees of difficulty. Who is No. 1? There could be a lot of discussion about that at the resort hotel in Grapevine, Texas, where the 13-member committee meets and will reveal the semifinal field Sunday at noon EST. Two pieces of the playoff puzzle, the two that seemed most likely to cause problems, fell nicely into place on

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Homer’s 40 total shots, while Homer’s Keegan Strong made 10 saves to complete the shutout. Juneau-Douglas coach Luke Adams said Friday’s game against Homer was his team’s first “really, really tough test.” Having lost 13 seniors since last season, he’s working with a young team. “We have a lot of new faces playing,” Adams said Friday. “… So we learned a lot about ourselves and about another conference opponent, and we’re going to come back tomorrow and try to improve, just like every day.” Saturday, the Mariners toppled the Crimson Bears 7-0, with Strong getting the shutout on 11 saves. Ross bagged a hat trick for the Mariners, while Isaiah Nevak had a pair of goals. Also finding the back of the net for Homer were Phinny Weston on a penalty shot and

championship weekend, starting with an upset in the Pac-12 on Friday and the favorites winning in the Big 12 and Southeastern Conference on Saturday. Later, Ohio State looked in the first half like a team determined to test whether it could, indeed, lose its conference championship game and still make the playoff. Then the Buckeyes went on a 27-point second-half run and buried Wisconsin. And Clemson? Well, let’s just say the Tigers are ready to defend their national championship. After Oregon won the Pac-12 title and eliminated Utah, the only question Saturday was: Could Georgia beat LSU and force the selection committee to put two Southeastern

Conference teams in the semifinals, or would the Big 12 champion take the last spot? Oklahoma beat Baylor in an overtime thriller to start championship Saturday and LSU was too much for Georgia. We will never get back that week spent debating whether Utah or Oklahoma (or Baylor) should make the playoff. The Buckeyes were No. 1 in the committee’s last rankings, ahead of LSU and Clemson. Georgia was fourth, but Oklahoma will take that slot. To stay No. 1, Ohio State was going to need to make a statement against Wisconsin — because LSU finished the season with a flourish. The Tigers pounded Texas A&M and Georgia by a combined 87-17 in their final two games. The iffy defense

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until 4 minutes, 51 seconds, remained in the game, when Logan Orr scored. A little over two minutes later, Colten Gerken scored for South to finally put some distance on the Stars. Soldotna started strong, with Wyatt Medcoff, assisted by Gavin Haakenson, scoring the lone goal of the first period. South came back with goals by Hayden Fox and Blair Coomer in the second period to lead 2-1 heading to the third. With 7:19 left in the game, Dave Aley tied it on assists from Dylan Walton and Trent Powell. Corbin Wirz had 28 saves for the Stars, while Hannah Hogenson stopped 12 for the Wolverines.

West 5, Soldotna 0 The host Eagles notched a nonconference victory over the Stars on Friday. Ian Keim had two goals and two assists to pace the Eagles, while Chase Solberg also added two goals and an assist. Matt Patchin had the other goal for West. Will Simpson shut the Stars out on 15 shots, while Corbin Wirz stopped 22 for Soldotna.

South 4, Soldotna 2 The visiting Stars wrapped up a period of three road games in three days by hanging with the Wolverines on Saturday. Soldotna coach Indy Walton said in a text that the Wolverines are the No. 2 bigschools team in the state for a reason. Walton wrote the Wolverines have a ton of speed and great goaltending. South was not able to manage the game-winner

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that was supposedly holding the Tigers back looked much tighter down the stretch. And Joe Burrow, well, let’s just say there will be even less drama at the Heisman Trophy ceremony next week than there was championship weekend. The victory against Georgia gives LSU four victories against teams that will assuredly be in the committee’s final top 25. Alabama, Auburn, Florida and Georgia should all be in the top-15. Ohio State came into the Big Ten championship with four victories against committee ranked teams (Cincinnati, Michigan, Penn State and Wisconsin) and then fell behind by two touchdowns to the Badgers in Indianapolis before winning by 13. ”I don’t know who’s got a

better resume, from front to bottom,” Ohio State coach Ryan Day said. “I think we deserve to be No. 1 in the country.’’ Ohio State has for most of the season been more dominant and more balanced than LSU. A more complete team to use the selection committee’s

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25-23 and 26-24 victory over Buckland. Nikolaevsk, which has a best of runner-up at state, has been in the big event for seven straight years. Klaich said the competition is getting better and better, as evidenced by the close

lingo. LSU is looking pretty complete these days. “Look, we’ll play anybody anywhere,” said Burrow, who passed for 349 yards and four touchdowns against Georgia. “You can take us to Canada, and we’ll play on a gravel lot. It doesn’t matter where or who we play.”

scores. “There wasn’t anything easy,” Klaich said. “I told my kids at the beginning of state that nothing is going to come easy. Every year the competition gets better.” Klaich said her squad of 12 loses six seniors, including four who received regular playing time. Those four were Fefelov, Trail, Emilee Gerasimof and Markiana Yakunin.

Soldotna 0 0 0 — 0 West 1 0 4 — 5 First period — 1. West, Keim (Patchin, Opinsky), sh, 5:27. Penalties — Soldotna 1 for 2:00; West 1 for 2:00. Second period — none. Penalties — Soldotna 1 for 2:00. Third period — 2. West, Patchin (Solberg, Keim), 0:53; 3. West, Solberg (Keim, Patchin), 5:12; 4. West, Keim (Pickett), pp, 7:12; 5. West, Solberg (Opinsky), 14:19. Penalties — Soldotna 1 for 2:00. Shots on goal — Soldotna 6-3-6—15; West 6-8-13—27. Goalies — Soldotna, Wirz (27 shots, 22 saves); West, Simpson (15 shots, 15 saves).

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Saturday Mariners 7, Juneau 0 Juneau 0 0 0 — 0 Homer 2 3 2 — 7 First period — 1. Homer, Weston (penalty shot), 7:04; 2. Homer, I. Nevak (T. Nevak, Weston), 11:54. Penalties — Juneau 4 for 6:00; Homer 3 for 14:00. Second period — 3. Homer, Ross (Shafford), 5:21; 4. Homer, Gilliland (I. Nevak), n/a; 5. Homer, Ross (I. Nevak, Gilliland), 11:29. Penalties — Juneau 2 for 4:00. Third period — 6. Homer, Ross (Gilliland, E. Pitzman), 4:44; 7. Homer, I. Nevak (E. Pitzman), 9:11. Penalties — Juneau 3 for 6:00; Homer 5 for 10:00. Shots on goal — Juneau 6-2-3—11; Homer 13-13-6—32. Goalies — Juneau, Mitchell, Hickok (32 shots, 25 saves); Homer, Strong (11 shots, 11 saves). Saturday Wolverines 4, Stars 2 Soldotna 1 0 1 — 2 South 0 2 2 — 4 First period — 1. Soldotna, Medcoff (Haakenson), 3:22. Penalties — Soldotna 2 for 4:00; South 2 for 4:00. Second period — 2. South, Fox (Gerken, Monahan), pp, 12:51; 3. South, Coomer (Donald, Maddox), 14:33. Penalties — Soldotna 1 for 2:00. Third period — 4. Soldotna, Aley (Walton, Powell), 7:41; 5. South, Orr (Flannery-Schutt, Gerken), 10:09; 6. South, Gerken (Orr), 11:18. Penalties — Soldotna 1 for 2:00; South 1 for 2:00. Shots on goal — Soldotna 5-6-3—14; South 8-14-10—32. Goalies — Soldotna, Wirz (32 shots, 28 saves); South, Hogenson (14 shots, 12 saves).

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A PATRIOTIC CHRISTMAS Patriotism is the theme for the holiday at the White House By Darlene Superville Associated Press

WASHINGTON— Melania Trump is celebrating American patriotism at the White House this Christmas, incorporating red and blue into the traditional holiday green, adding a timeline of American design, innovation and architecture and studding a Christmas tree with her family’s annual ornament, the American flag. The traditional gingerbread White House shares its stage with American landmarks including the Statue of Liberty and Golden Gate Bridge. “It is with great joy that our family welcomes you to the White House this holiday season as we celebrate the Spirit of America,” President Donald Trump, the first lady and their son, Barron, say in the signed introduction to a souvenir book visitors will receive as a holiday keepsake. “We hope you enjoy our tribute to the traditions, customs and history that make our nation great.” The White House previewed the decorations for journalists on Monday before Trump and the first lady departed for London. Journalists were also admitted to the grounds of the Naval Observatory, the official residence for Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen, to see the Christmas decorations there. The East Colonnade of the White House is lined with double rows of see-through panels etched with more than 60 examples of American design, innovation and architecture, ranging from the Woolworth Building in New York City to the Space Needle in Seattle. A tree dedicated to Gold Star families that lost an immediate relative during military service stands at the beginning of the hallway while a tree decorated with

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The White House made of gingerbread also features landmarks from around the country in the State Dinning Room during the 2019 Christmas preview Monday at the White House.

the Trump family ornament — an American flag this year — glistens at the end of the colonnade. East Room decorations are inspired by the U.S. flag and feature gilded eagle Christmas tree toppers, mirrored stars and red and blue ribbons. In the State Dining Room, at the opposite end of the hallway, the decor continues to showcase American design. The gingerbread White House, built from 200 pounds of gingerbread and slathered in 25 pounds

of royal icing and 35 pounds of chocolate, showcases the South Portico, including a staircase made using angel hair, fettucine and spaghetti. The popular display also features models of some of the nation’s most famous landmarks, including Mount Rushmore, St. Louis’ Gateway Arch, the Alamo, the Liberty Bell and the Statue of Liberty, along with the Golden Gate Bridge and the Space Needle. The Blue Room is again

commanded by a towering tree, a 18 ½-foot Douglas fir from a Pennsylvania farm, decorated with flowers representing every state and territory. The Red Room is decorated with games, including trees made of White House playing cards bearing the president and first lady’s signatures. It’s meant to highlight her “Be Best” youth initiative and serve as a reminder of the kindness, respect and teamwork needed to play together. Mrs. Trump continued her

tradition of hanging wreaths on the mansion’s exterior windows, 106 in all. Late Sunday, she teased her Twitter followers with a minutelong video sneak peek of some of the decorations as she walked through the State Floor of the White House to put finishing touches on the displays. More than 225 volunteers flew in from around the country to See house, Page C2

Design-friendly gifts you can count on ... and they’ll love

Rockefeller Center tradition continues

By Melissa Rayworth Associated Press

Home decor accessories can make great hostess gifts or holiday gifts, but how do you choose something you know the recipient will want? Unless you’re sure of someone’s personal style, it can be hard to choose larger things like vases or candlesticks, says New York-based interior designer Jenny Dina Kirschner. Instead, she says, consider items that are smaller but truly beautiful and chosen with care. Interior designer Jessica Schuster, also based in New York, agrees: “I think you don’t have to spend a ton of money to leave a really good impression with your host,” she says. The key is find items that will look great and also perhaps have a practical use. We’ve asked Kirschner, Schuster and North Carolina-based artist and home accessory designer Windy O’Connor for gift ideas that will be welcomed — and hopefully also well used.

Glassware and barware

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Dignitaries and talent gather Wedmesday on a stage beneath the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree after the 77-foot tall tree was illuminated in the 87th annual tree lighting ceremony in New York. The tree was decorated with miles of lights, with a huge Swarovski crystal star at the top It stays in place until January 17, when it will be taken down and donated to Habitat for Humanity to help build homes. There’s been a tree in Rockefeller Center since 1931. The holiday lighting has been broadcast since 1951.

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Kirschner often gives sets of coasters from the design company Anna. They look great on a coffee table, but they’re also practical, she says. Many people don’t think to buy coasters for themselves and then need them for a party. O’Connor and Schuster take a similar approach by buying friends small sets of interesting glassware. “You can set the table so differently with interesting glasses,” says Schuster, who often buys sets of four glasses from Laguna B as gifts. “It’s a really nice gesture,” and if the recipient likes what you’ve chosen they can buy a few more pieces to add to their collection.

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This photo provided by Windy O’Connor shows one of her “Good Vibes” bags which is made from her custom fabric also available in pillows.

O’Connor looks for small sets of glassware in striking colors and shapes — about the size of juice glasses, she says — which can be used for serving wine or as votive candle holders. And as an extra bar accessory, Schuster suggests decorative glass straws. Friends have given her colorful glass straws by artist Misha Kahn. “They’re beautifully blown,” she says, “and they have amazing colors and funky shapes.” As more people are avoiding plastics and using glass or metal straws, she says, “they’re useful and they look amazing on a bar.”

Candles and scents Buying candles may seem like an easy choice, but these designers suggest choosing very carefully: “Unless you have the best nose in the world, candles can be a hard gift,” says Schuster. The key is finding a brand with truly appealing fragrances and striking containers for the candles. O’Connor is a fan of Baobab Collection. The scents are “phenomenal,” she says, “and


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their containers are like artwork.” Schuster says the same about Mad et Len. “The nose behind this brand is incredible,” she says. The pricetag is high, but the fragrances are “so rich and earthy and incredible.” The brand also offers scented crystals that make great gifts, Schuster says, because they scent a room nicely and also look great on display.

Edible gifts you love O’Connor and Schuster suggest combining practical home items with edible treats to create a beautiful package. One example: A basket that includes a bottle of wine, nice cheese and good crackers can also include a beautiful wine stopper or cheese spreading knife. During past holidays, O’Connor has given loaves of French brioche bread with a small bottle of local bourbon maple syrup and organic eggs from a local farmer’s market for friends to make French toast during the See gifts, Page C2

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Junk mail helps woman discover House her home had been stolen From Page C1

By Justin Jouvenal The Washington Post

SPRINGFIELD, Va. — Rohina Husseini had no idea someone could steal a house, but the first small clue that the home she owned for nearly a decade was no longer hers was a piece of junk mail that most of us ignore. The Springfield mother said she initially tossed the mortgage refinancing offers that began arriving over the summer in the trash, but one detail bugged her: The letters were addressed to another woman. Curious, Husseini said she finally opened one. “You bought a new house, congratulations,” read the letter addressed to Masooda Persia Hashimi. “I was like, ‘Wow, this doesn’t seem right,’ ” Husseini said. “I don’t know this person at all. She never lived in my house even before (I moved in).” In the frantic hours that followed, Husseini discovered the total stranger was now the legal owner of the brick Colonial worth about $525,000 that forms the center of her life with her husband and daughter. Husseini, who owns a home healthcare business, was the victim of a lesser-known crime alternately called house stealing or deed theft that has seen an uptick in some areas in recent years. Scammers gain control of a deed to a home and then attempt to resell the property or to open a line of credit on it. The results can be disastrous. Unsuspecting homeowners can be foreclosed upon or even find strangers living in an unoccupied property or vacation home that has been sold out from under them. “Oftentimes, the (scammers) will offer a stolen home at an attractive price just below the market rate for an area so it is snapped up quickly,” said Cynthia Blair, the former president of the American Land Title Association. “They get a cash purchaser … and (the scammers) are off into the sunset with the money.” Thanks to the junk mail tip-off, Husseini avoided one of those

worst-case scenarios, but she is living another nightmare: trying to wrest back control of her home. The process can cost rightful owners tens of thousands of dollars and months of court hearings. It’s easier than you might think to steal a home. Husseini’s ordeal began in May. Husseini’s ex-boyfriend walked into a Fairfax City law firm and passed himself off as Husseini, according to Fairfax County police and a lawsuit Husseini has filed. Edress Hamid told the attorney he was headed overseas as part of a military deployment and wanted to transfer control of his home to his wife, Masooda Persia Hashimi, according to the lawsuit. A woman accompanied Hamid and introduced herself as Hashimi, according to the lawsuit, which names Hamid and Hashimi as defendants. The lawsuit claims the attorney failed to check their identities, a basic step that could have headed off the fraud, before transferring the title to Hashimi. On May 9, Hamid presented the phony deed to the Fairfax County land records office, and Hashimi became the official owner of Husseini’s home, according to the lawsuit. In the weeks that followed, Husseini began receiving the odd junk mail. Husseini said she immediately jumped into researching what was going on after opening the piece of junk mail in July, a surreal process in which it gradually dawned on her that her home was in someone else’s hands. Husseini said she called the Fairfax County land records office, which told her that her name was not listed as the owner of her home. Increasingly worried, Husseini headed directly to the Fairfax County courthouse and demanded the actual deed. She read it with terror and confusion. It said she had granted her property to Hashimi on May 6. She flipped the page and saw the signatures — hers was not her own. “I was shocked,” Husseini said. “I was like, ‘Oh my God, what is this?’ “ Husseini visited the law firm that

had carried out the deed transfer, but she got few answers. She called her mortgage company, which told her they got no notice of the deed transfer. She finally concluded a scam had occurred. Husseini took her case to the Fairfax County police in August. After an investigation, Hamid was charged in a warrant with forging a deed and passing off a fraudulent record to the land records office in Husseini’s case, police said. Fairfax County police detective Joshua Linebaugh said he is investigating a second case of deed fraud that authorities think is linked to Hamid, although no charges have been placed. Fairfax County police do not know where Hamid and Hashimi are. Their last known address was in Georgia. Hamid did not respond to requests for comment, and no number could be located for Hashimi, who has not been charged. Husseini hopes to persuade a Fairfax County judge to return her deed by the end of the year. There are no national figures on house theft, but gentrifying cities such as New York and Philadelphia have reported increases in recent years and have enacted new safeguards. Fraudsters have been scamming longtime homeowners into turning over deeds through scam foreclosure help or forging deeds in neighborhoods where housing values are rapidly increasing. Blair said the scam is also popular in markets where homes are unoccupied or there are large numbers of vacation homes, because they make easier targets. Blair said the best safeguard against deed fraud is title insurance that protects against deed problems, while the head of the Fairfax County financial crimes squad recommended vigilance. “Property owners should be diligent and check on family members who can’t do their own checks, such as the elderly or those not occupying their houses for a period of time,” said 2nd Lt. Jonathan Stern. “Have a good awareness of your property.”

help decorate the White House during Thanksgiving weekend. Decorations in the public areas of the White House include 58 Christmas trees, more than 2,500 strands of light, more than 800 feet of garland and more than 15,000 bows. At the Naval Observatory, more than 40 volunteers decorated Pence’s residence using 2,100 feet of garland and white lights, more than 160 red velvet bows and seven trees from a farm in Belvidere, New Jersey, to create a Victorian-themed Christmas. Mrs. Pence said the

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holidays. To add something permanent, you can include items like pretty dish towels. Another edible items that’s also beautifully designed: Kirschner often gives chocolates from MarieBelle that have works of art on them. “People who have an appreciation of design love them,” she says. A six-piece gift box costs $23, and “it’s highimpact.” “They’re beautiful and special,” Kirschner says, and leave the recipient feeling like you’ve treated them to something, “and yet not crazy amount of money.”

Museum stores and artsy treasures “I always have good luck in museum shops when I’m looking for home-related gifts,” says Kirschner. “They always have really good home items, and they’re not crazy expensive.” She suggests stocking up when you see beautiful small

theme “showcases the rich history of the residence and highlights the beauty of the special landmark that we are blessed to call home.” Eleven white stockings with red cuffs hang from the fireplace mantle in the dining room: one each for Pence and his wife, their three children, their daughter-in-law, two soon-to-be sons-in-law and pets Harley (a dog), Hazel (a cat) and Marlon Bundo (a rabbit). The Pences also have a 70-pound gingerbread replica of their government-provided home on display. Mrs. Pence, a watercolor artist, designed the family Christmas card showing the entrance to the house decorated with garland and a red bow, and a wreath on the white front door.

items, so they’re ready when you need a hostess gift. Schuster agrees: On her travels, she likes to “pick up interesting vintage pieces along the way.” People appreciate receiving a tiny piece of art or decorative item found while traveling “because it’s sentimental, it’s foreign, it has a story,” Schuster says, “and no one else has it.” Art-focused gifts can be a great choice, says O’Connor. She often does small paintings as gifts for friends or she’ll give one of the acrylic trays she’s designed that include images from her past paintings. Along with her own art, this year she’s planning on giving friends copies of the new book by pop artist Ashley Longshore. Along with buying art-related items, this year consider making your own creations, O’Connor says. Even if you’re not a working artist, she says, it can be lovely to give something you’ve made yourself. “I would rather have something that someone made,” she says, than store-bought gifts.

Drug can curb dementia’s delusions, researchers find By Marilynn Marchione Associated Press

SAN DIEGO — A drug that curbs delusions in Parkinson’s patients did the same for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia in a study that was stopped early because the benefit seemed clear. If regulators agree, the drug could become the first treatment specifically for dementia-related psychosis and the first new medicine for Alzheimer’s in nearly two decades. It targets some of the most troubling symptoms that patients and caregivers face

— hallucinations that often lead to anxiety, aggression, and physical and verbal abuse. Results were disclosed Wednesday at a conference in San Diego. “This would be a very important advance,” said one independent expert, Dr. Howard Fillit, chief science officer of the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation. Although the field is focused on finding a cure for dementia and preventing future cases, “there is a huge unmet need for better treatment” for those who have it now, said Maria Carrillo, the Alzheimer’s Association’s chief science officer. The drug is pimavanserin, a

daily pill sold as Nuplazid by Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc. It was approved for Parkinson’s-related psychosis in 2016 and is thought to work by blocking a brain chemical that seems to spur delusions. About 8 million Americans have dementia, and studies suggest that up to 30% of them develop psychosis. “It’s terrifying,” said Dr. Jeffrey Cummings of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas. “You believe that people might be trying to hurt you. You believe that people are stealing from you. You believe that your spouse is unfaithful to you. Those are the three most common

false beliefs.” He consults for Acadia and helped lead the study, which included about 400 people with dementia and psychosis. All were given a low dose of the drug for three months, and those who seemed to respond or benefit were then split into two groups. Half continued on the drug and the others were given dummy pills for six months or until they had a relapse or worsening of symptoms. Neither the patients nor their doctors knew who was getting what. Independent monitors stopped the study when they saw that those

on dummy pills were more than twice as likely as those on the drug to relapse or worsen — 28% versus nearly 13%. There were relatively few serious side effects — 5% in the drug group and 4% in the others. Headaches and urinary tract infections were more common among those on the drug. Two deaths occurred, but study leaders said neither was related to the drug. Carrillo said the study was small, but the drug’s effect seemed large, and it’s not known whether the federal Food and Drug Administration would want more evidence to approve a new use.

Classic Blue is Pantone Color Institute’s color of the year By Leanne Italie Associated Press

NEW YORK — In these uneasy times, as we move along to a new decade, the Pantone Color Institute has reached back in time to calming, confident Classic Blue as its color of the year for 2020. The color is an anchor

offering stability, constancy and connection, said Laurie Pressman, vice president of the global purveyors of color consulting, trendspotting and analysis. “It’s a reassuring presence,” she told The Associated Press ahead of Wednesday’s reveal. Akin to maritime blue — not indigo and brighter than navy — Classic Blue evokes a feeling of vast expanse, Pressman said of the shade also known as Pantone 19-4052. Pressman and her team scoured the worlds of art, fashion and home decor, along with commercial, graphic and industrial design, to come up with the pick, as they have since Cerulean became the inaugural color of the year for the milestone 2000. But Classic Blue isn’t just about nostalgia, she said. Creators around the globe are putting out modern takes for runways, mobile phones, kitchen appliances and the paint of pricey, forward-looking cars and motorcycles. At Wednesday’s launch event, Pressman insisted the color was in no way a

nod to the hue associated with the Democratic Party, though she knew the question would surface. “This was not a political move for us. This is global. We do not look at color through a political lens. We look at our life through a colorful lens,” she told the AP. Pantone chose Living Coral for 2019 and Ultra Violet the year before that. Whether as throwback or harbinger of things to come, Classic Blue harkens back to when things “seemed simpler, seemed more comfortable, but at the same time not suggesting that it be done in a way that it was then,” Pressman said. Cerulean, which heralded the new millennium, is the color of the daytime sky, while Classic Blue is the sky at dusk as the new decade commences. “It has depth to it, but it’s a color of anticipation because we’re looking ahead,” Pressman said. “The day is over. We’re looking forward to the evening. What’s going to come?” Classic Blue is a vibrant yet non-aggressive and

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easily relatable color, she said. It’s also among nature’s anthocyanin pigments possessing antioxidant and other healthfostering benefits. Think blueberries. “Many of us feel stressed, completely overloaded,” Pressman said. “We live these 24/7 lifestyles. We’re anxious. There’s so much uncertainty and unrest, no matter where you are. With that we’ve seen this whole increased focus on wellness and self-care.” The timeless color is also gender neutral and seasonless, mixing well with

other shades throughout the spectrum yet making a strong statement on its own. It also works well in a range of textures. “It’s a color that can take on different appearances through different applications, finishes and textures,” Pressman said, lending itself to everything from lustrous sheens to sparkly sequins. The anointed blue also plays into the sustainability movement. “We have all this focus on buy less, buy good, so people aren’t throwing things into a landfill,”

Pressman said. “You read about buying things to last and this is a timeless blue shade. It’s always there and you’re comfortable with it, like blue jeans.” For offices, it offers an air of security, she said. For kitchens, it’s a top accent color in appliances and walls. Classic Blue is a mainstay color in stemware, dishes and other tabletop staples as a trusted expression of elegance, she said. “Everybody’s comfortable with blue,” Pressman said. “We know it. We like it.”

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Community Highlights ■■ Cooper Landing Post Office is added to the National Register of Historic Places ■■ Holy Transfiguration of Our Lord Chapel in Ninilchik is added to the National Register of Historic Places

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The gear hound evolves I

’ve always been a gear hound. Maybe it started when I was a little kid, and the Sears catalogue would show up in the mail. Whether it was toys or camping equipment, imagining what I would do was almost as much fun as the actual adventure. In college, the gear budget went toward soccer shoes. I “needed” multiple pairs, for natural grass, artificial turf, dry conditions, wet conditions — never mind that I was mostly an off-the-bench player and my time on the field in any of those conditions was limited. After college, I had a part-time job at an outdoor gear retailer, which is where my gear hounding really took shape. I still have and even occasionally use the tent, sleeping bags and outwear I picked up with my employee discount. The fact that I still have that gear 20-plus years later should mitigate the fact that I spent

will morrow most of my paycheck from that job taking advantage of my employee discount. In recent years, my gear hounding has revolved around bicycles. You’ll be happy to know that I’m down to four bikes, not counting the mountain bike I got in college and will keep forever for sentimental reasons. I even sold a bike I wasn’t using, though it was my wife who got the money. I guess that’s payback for blowing my paycheck on all that gear when we were first married.

In any case, my quiver of bikes is at a stable number, at least for the time being. In the interest of full disclosure, I did try to talk my son into taking one of my bikes with him to college. While I had hoped he would appreciate cruising around campus and the nearby trails, I also figured it would be an opportunity for me to replace whichever bike he took. He didn’t go for it, so my gear hounding is going to have to evolve. Instead of getting a whole new bike, I’ve been upgrading the bikes I have, one part at a time. On my road bike, for example, I’ve added cushier handlebar tape and a nicer saddle. My fat tire bike has better grips on the handlebars, and a new bottom bracket assembly (that’s where the pedals attach to the frame). My mountain bike has gotten the most updating, mostly out of necessity. It started with new tires

Soldotna Montessori Charter School News Soldotna Montessori is having a busy week. We are coming up on Christmas break. Here are a few things happening in our school. The kinders have a lot going on right now. They have been learning about mammals and what animals do during the cold months of winter. They have also been studying about how people celebrate this time of year all over the world. On top of that, they have been doing non-festive things, like learning how to tell

time and what coins are called and what their worth. They are learning some reading and writing things, like consonant- vowelconsonant (CVC) words, and how to spell those words. Mrs. Hubbard’s first, second and third grade are learning about Christmas around the world. They are also learning how to draw snow globes. Then Ranger Michelle will visit and help them make paper! Then on the 19th Mrs. Hubbard’s class is going to

go ice skating with the rest of the primary and the kinders. Felt art is also in their agenda. Mrs. Larned’s class is learning about St. Nicolas and some holiday traditions. They are also continuing to learn about the continents. Mrs. Larned’s class science study is learning about the planets and their timelines. Mrs. Holt’s class is working on some holiday fun, and they are also making paper with Ranger Michelle. Then they are

— I got a beefier set after ripping the sidewalls on my old tires on a couple of the peninsula’s rockier trails. This past summer, I added a dropper seat post, which allows me to lower my seat with the push of a lever when I want to maneuver down a sketchy section of trail, or catch some air on the new downhill singletrack at Tsalteshi Trails. (Again, in the interest of full disclosure, “catching some air” for me is maybe 6 inches. The ratio of money spent to performance gained seems minimal, but it’s totally worth it.) The list of future upgrades includes things like nicer shifters and gears, and perhaps better shocks for the suspension — you know, to absorb the impact from that 6 inches of air. And I’m thinking I should go with tubeless tires, which might’ve prevented the blowouts that got the upgrade ball

rolling in the first place. Also, the brake rotors are starting to wear out, so maybe a better set of those, and while I’m at it, I could upgrade the calipers, too. I’m sure I could find some other parts to upgrade, whether they need it or not. I’d like to think that I’ve matured in my gear-hounding tendencies, and reached a point in my life where I’m happy with what I’ve got. Of course, making all of these upgrades is going to require some new tools. For example, each bike has a different bottom bracket, and I only have the specialized wrenches for three of them. I might need some more gear. And while my son is home from college for Christmas break, maybe I can convince him to take a bike back to school with him. Will Morrow lives in Kenai. Email him at

making felt art. Like every other primary class, they are ice skating. Lately, they have been researching famous people and their biographies. Mrs. Moore’s class has been learning about the Mayflower and the 13 colonies, but are now transitioning learning to the Revolutionary War against the British. The students are developing questions about this time period that they will use to challenge other students learning; Students will answer each others questions. They also journal every morning to improve their writing skills.

Mr. Faris had a former student, Cody Quelland, a West Point cadet, come to talk to his class about how being a student at Soldotna Montessori helped him as a student, and what it takes to get to the Army Academy at West Point, where he is a sophomore. Mr. Faris’ class is also beginning a study of the Revolutionary War. Mrs. Carter’s class is also doing this project. She also has her class learn about what set the Americans apart from the British. Lastly, Our school is very excited about the recent snowfall. — By fifth grade students Adelynn Ross and Zoey Nelson

around the peninsula Backcountry Film Festival Tsalteshi Trails Association presents the 2019 Backcountry Film Festival at its annual meeting Dec. 14 at the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center. Admission is free for TTA members and $20 for nonmembers, or become a member at the event and get in for free. Admission comes with a drink token, with beer from Kenai River Brewing and nonalcoholic beverages available. Tsalteshi gifts will be available for purchase. TTA members also get to vote in the annual board of directors election. For more information, email or call 394-6397.

Freezer Food switches gears for December Tsalteshi Trails continues its Freezer Food Series of community races. November was running month, December is biking and January will be skiing. Races are held at 2 p.m. Sundays at the trails. Check Tsalteshi Trails on Facebook for each week’s race route and trailhead. Register online at or in person at 1:30 p.m. before each week’s race. Bring a nonperishable food donation for a discounted race fee. For more information, email tsalteshi@yahoo. com or call 252-6297.

Homer Fish and Game Advisory Committee meeting The Homer Fish and Game Advisory Committee will be holding a public meeting in Homer at the KBRR Building at 2181 Kachemak Drive onTuesday, December 17, 2019at6pm. Agenda topics will include Kodiak Finfish and Upper Cook Inlet Finfish proposals. For more information contact Dave Lyon at 399-2340 or contact ADF&G Boards Support at 907-267-2354.

Canine Good Citizen tests Kenai Kennel Club will be offering Canine Good Citizen (CGC) and Canine Good Citizen Advanced (CGCA) tests on Saturday, Jan. 18 beginning at 1 p.m. For more information about the CGC program, go to AKC. org and look for CGC Test Items to find out what your dog will need to know. Cost is $25 per dog to take the test. If you would like to pre-register please email kenaiobedience@ Sign up soon, the test is limited to 10 students!

College Heights Baptist Church This Christmas season will be like no other you have ever experienced! Imagine being able to step back in time more than 2,000 years. Stroll through the ancient streets of Bethlehem as you await the arrival of Mary and Joseph and the birth of the baby Jesus at 5:30 p.m., 6:15 p.m., 7 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. nightly. You will encounter on your journey: merchants, craftsmen, rabbis and many other citizens, as well as live animals. But that’s not the end of the story. Continue on, following the earthly ministry of Jesus, along the sea of Galilee where you’ll meet John the Baptist, the woman at the well, and

others. Afterward, see how the ministry of Jesus is completed on the cross, leaving us with the promise of redemption and eternal life. From Friday, Dec. 13 to Monday, Dec. 16 at 5-8 p.m. at 44440 Kalifornsky Beach Road in Soldotna. Free Admission. Contact 907-262-3220.

Troopers Citizen Academy The Alaska State Troopers in Soldotna will hold a Citizen Academy from Jan. 14 to March 17 2020. Meetings will be held from 6-9 p.m. one night a week on Tuesdays at the Donald E. Gilman River Center. The application deadline will be Dec. 27 at 4:30 p.m. Applications can be submitted at the Soldotna Trooper Post (46333 Kalifornsky Beach Road) or by email at Mallory. Any questions, please call Mallory Millay at 260-2701 or email at

Caregiver Support Program Christmas Party No regularly scheduled meetings for the month of December. Please join us on Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 1-3 p.m. at the Soldotna Senior Center for the Kenai Peninsula Family Caregiver Support Program Christmas Party. We have set aside a special time to connect with our caregivers. Join us for a potluck and a recycle gift exchange. Paper products and drinks provided. RSVP to 262-1280 no later than Dec.6.

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

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.

Volleyball Club tryouts rescheduled Peninsula Midnight Sun Volleyball Club has rescheduled tryouts to Dec. 10, 11 and 12. Tryouts will be at the Kenai Middle School December 10-11 from 7-9 p.m. for the 18-year-old and under team (18U) and our two 16-year-old and under teams (16U). Tryouts for our 14-year-old and under (14U) team will be held on Dec. 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 we host a Brunch with Santa event here Saturday, Dec. 14 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. We will have a hot food buffet, activities for the kids, beverage stations and photos with Santa, Mrs. Claus & Santa’s live reindeer from The Kenai Reindeer Farm. We may even have The Grinch popping in to cause a little mayhem.

‘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, .”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@ 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.

Kenai Senior Center activities 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 907-283-4156 for more information. ■■ Wii Bowling: Every Thursday in December, 1-2 p.m. ■■ Christmas Choir Practice: Monday, Dec. 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 Continued on next page

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will be canceled. ■■ 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. ■■ Council on Aging: Thursday, Dec. 12, 4:30 p.m. ■■ No-host to Paradisos and Christmas light tour: Monday, Dec. 16, 5 p.m. $5 ride fee. ■■ Birthday lunch: Wednesday, Dec. 18, 11:30 a.m. $7 suggested donation or free if your birthday is in December and you are more than 60 years old. ■■ KSC Christmas Party: Friday, Dec. 20, 11:30-12:30 p.m. ■■ Jim & Elena, lunchtime entertainment: Monday, Dec. 23, 11:30 a.m. ■■ Breakfast with Santa: Monday, Dec. 23, 8-10 a.m. Pancakes, juice and coffee. Donations accepted. Parents and children are welcome. ■■ Closed Wednesday, Dec. 25 for Christmas ■■ Kenai Senior Connection Board Meeting: Friday, Dec. 27, 9:30 a.m. ■■ New Year’s Brunch & Talent Show: Tuesday, Dec. 31, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ■■ Close Wednesday, Jan. 1 for New Year’s Day ■■ Christmas choir practice, every Monday through Christmas

Nikiski Senior Center Lunch is everyday from 11:30-1 p.m. Members $8, nonmembers $9, kids 6-10 year $4, kids 5 and under are free. Yoga is offered from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays, and pilates is offered on 10 to 11 a.m. on Mondays. The Nikiski Coloring and Craft Club meets to color over coffee and conversations after lunch on Wednesdays. Thursdays: Pinochle, 12-30-3:30 p.m.; Bible study, 1-3 p.m. Game night potluck will be hosted weekly, in the downstairs area of the center. Participants are encouraged to bring their favorite dish to share. 5:30 p.m., every Friday, Nikiski Senior Center. Games of Cribbage will be help upstairs weekly. 1 p.m., every Saturday.

Freezer Food Series Tsalteshi Trails has a weekly Freezer Food Series of community races at 2 p.m. Sundays through Jan. 26 at the trailhead behind Skyview Middle School. November races are running, December are fat-tire biking and January are skiing. Register in advance at or in person at 1:30 p.m. the day of the race. There are entry fee discounts for Tsalteshi Trails Association members and anyone bringing a nonperishable food donation for the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank. Visit Tsalteshi Trails on Facebook each week for route maps and updates on trail conditions. For more information, email tsalteshi@ or call Jordan at 252-6287.

Wilderness First Aid Course The Kenai Refuge will be hosting a Wilderness First Aid Course Jan. 11-12, 2020 (16 hours $185). The one scheduled for January 2019 had been canceled due to the government shutdown. Currently we are generating an “interested” list. Contact Michelle at 260-2839 or to be added to the list. You are not committed to anything at this point. Registration forms and a 50% deposit will start being collected in December when we switch from “interested” to the official registration.

Kenai Community Library December ■■ Crystal Beaded Bracelet: Saturday, Dec. 7 at 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14 at 1 p.m.: Makes one 8-inch bracelet with silver-tone clasp, using genuine Swarovoski 4 mm bicone tanzanite colored crystals. Seating is limited, you must register at the front desk! Material Fee of $3. Must be registered to attend! ■■ DIY Whipped Body Butter: Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 5:30 p.m. Learn how to make your own whipped Shea Body Butter using essential oils to sooth and energize dry skin! Made with Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, and Essential Oils! Class size is limited to 8 people! Register at the front desk. ■■ Let’s Draw!: Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 4 p.m. Have fun drawing Olaf, Sven, and Elsa in this interactive class! We will be learning the importance of gesture drawing and how to draw cartoon characters! If you plan to attend, please sign up at the front desk! Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. ■■ Imagine and Play: Arctic Explorers: Friday, Dec. 13 at 10:30 a.m. Join us for an ARCTIC BLAST! Complete with stories, songs, and PLAY! Appropriate for children ages 1 to 5. Must have guardian present. ■■ Raspberry Pi Club: Friday, Dec. 13 at 4 p.m. Come join us at the library to create games and inventions, learn how to program, make music with Sonic Pi, meet new friends, and more! Whether you want to hone your skills or are learning about Pi for the first time, the Raspberry Pi club is the perfect place for you! If you plan to attend, please sign up at the front desk today! ■■ American Girl Club: Monday, Dec. 16 at 4 p.m. Join us at the Kenai Community Library for our monthly American Girl Club! We will be coloring and folding gift boxes for your doll! Bring your doll (doesn’t have to be an American Girl) or use one of ours! Meets at the same time and place as Lego Club. The dollhouse will be out for everyone to play with! ■■ Holiday Trivia for the Family: Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 4 p.m. Are the names Bumble, Griswald, and Frosty familiar to you? Then you may have what it takes to win this FAMILY TRIVIA night. Wear an ugly sweater

and receive a bonus point! We will also be constructing gingerbread houses while we play! Sign up today! ■■ Christmas Jam Workshop: Thursday, Dec. 19 at 5:30 p.m. Come to this interactive workshop and learn how to make a delicious Raspberry and Blackcurrant Christmas Jam! All participants will go home with their own jar of jam that we make during the class. Class size is limited to 12 people. Sign up at the front desk or call Ryanna at 283-8208! ■■ Make Your Own Ugly Sweater!: Friday, December 20 at 4 p.m. Come to the library and help us celebrate National Ugly Sweater Day! Bring your own sweater or sweatshirt and we provide the supplies. Bring the whole family and let everyone decorate! Just remember to bring your own sweater or sweatshirt and children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. ■■ Christmas Melty Bead Ornament: Saturday, Dec. 21 at 1 p.m. A family craft that’s sure to please! Ornaments with melty Perler Beads! Fun for the whole family, come in and make an ornament that you can hang on your tree. Patterns available or design your own! All materials provided. ■■ Mrs. Claus Story Time: Monday, Dec. 23 at 10:30 a.m. Join us for a Holly, Jolly Santa Themed Story Time with Mrs. Claus! Enjoy songs, games, and an arts and craft project. Also, get your photo taken with Mrs. Claus! No registration required. ■■ Winter Fun Scavenger Hunt: Thursday, Dec. 26 to Monday, Dec. 30 during Library Hours. Come in any time Thursday- Monday for a fun scavenger hunt the whole family can enjoy. Follow the clues hidden throughout the library. Complete the puzzle and win a fun prize. No registration necessary. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. ■■ Vision Boards: Thursday, Jan. 2 at 4 p.m. Start the year off right with this fun goal setting program designed for teens and adults! Take a moment and plan for 2020! Limited space available so sign up today. For more information please contact Elizabeth at 283-4378 or visit us on Facebook. ■■ Raspberry Pi Club: Friday, Jan. 3 at 4 p.m. Come join us at the library to create games and inventions, learn how to program, make music with Sonic Pi, meet new friends, and more! Whether you want to hone your skills or are learning about Pi for the first time, the Raspberry Pi club is the perfect place for you! If you plan to attend, please sign up at the front desk today! Ongoing events: ■■ Lego Maker Mondays, Mondays from 4-5 p.m.: Do you like LEGOs? Why not join us each week to create with LEGO based on themes inspired by children’s books! Best for children ages 6-12; children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. ■■ Wee Read Story Time, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.: Designed for children ages 0-3. Every Tuesday enjoy a program full of stories, songs, finger play and more! No registration required. ■■ Chess Club, Tuesdays at 4 p.m.: Get ready to ROOK the HOUSE every Tuesday! Do you like playing Chess or would you like to learn how? The Kenai Community Library is proud to offer a casual program for chess players of all ages and skill levels. Chess boards will be provided. ■■ Preschool Story Time, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.: Designed for children ages 3-5. Every Wednesday enjoy a program full of stories, songs, movement and more! No registration required.

ugliest of all! ■■ Coffee, Donuts, and a Show: Saturday, Dec. 14 at 10:30 a.m. Start your weekend off right! Relax and enjoy coffee and treats while watching a film on a Saturday morning. It’s the final days before Christmas in early 1940s Cleveland, and 9-year-old Ralphie connives, conspires, and campaigns for the most fabulous Christmas present ever in this heartwarming, hysterical and sweetly nostalgic holiday film. Based on stories by Jean Sheppard. Rated PG. Ongoing events: ■■ Code Club Mondays at 4 p.m. Interested in learning Scratch, Python, Java, HTML, or more? Join Code Club and learn to build websites, games, and basic apps. Absolute beginner-friendly! Laptops provided. Ages 10-18 welcome. Canceled December 23, 30, and January 6. ■■ Toddler Story Time (18 months-3 years): Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Get up and get moving at the library with stories, songs, and silly fun that encourages your toddler’s language skills! ■■ LEGO® Brick Club Tuesdays at 4 p.m.: Tell your stories and build your world with Lego® bricks. Bring a friend with you and let your imagination go wild. Adult supervision needed for those under the age of 10. ■■ Bouncing Babies Story Time (birth-18 months): Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Come share songs, stories, and snuggle time with Bouncing Babies. ■■ Preschool Story Time (3-5 years): Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Come share stories, songs, and other learning fun! ■■ Teen Lounge: Every Wednesday at 4 p.m. Teen Lounge is a weekly program for middle-school and high school students. Join us for PS4, board games, Nerf battles, study sessions, crafts, and other fun! Snacks provided.

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Come on down and play pickleball with a great group of fun people! Happening here at the Sterling Community Center Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Free for current members of the SCC, $3 for nonmembers. Punch-cards are available for convenience. Call us at 907-262-7224 or stop by 38377 Swanson River Road in Sterling, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-12 p.m., or visit our website, www.sterlingcommunitycenter. com.

■■ Kids Holiday Story Time: Thursday, Dec. 12 at 4 p.m. This story time will feature holiday songs by Mike Morgan, stories, and a very special person in a red suit that will make this ho-ho-holiday story time shine! ■■ Kids Holiday Movie: Thursday, Dec. 19 at 4 p.m. The Grinch attempts to undermine the annual Christmas celebration at Whoville with the help of his loyal dog and reindeer. Rated PG. ■■ Noon Year’s Eve Story Time: Tuesday, Dec. 31 at 11:15 a.m. Come ring in the new year at our 4th Annual Noon-Years Eve Story Time! We will have stories, crafts, a balloon drop, and more: all before we count down to noon! ■■ Winter BINGO: Dec. 21-Feb. 29: Don’t hibernate this winter! Pick up your BINGO sheet at the library and join us for fun activities and reading challenges. Stay tuned for more details. ■■ Movies @ the Library: Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 5:30 p.m. Join us for a movie and popcorn! Officer Luke Hobbs must combat a genetically altered cyber villain endangering innocent citizens while forging an unexpected partnership with rebel Deckard Shaw. Rated PG-13. ■■ Cards, Cookies, and Cocoa: Friday, Dec. 20 at 3:30 p.m. Come on in out of the c-ccold! Make winter cards, decorate cookies, and drink cocoa. No caroling required. ■■ Winter BINGO: Dec. 21-Feb. 29: Don’t hibernate this winter! Pick up your BINGO sheet at the library and join us for fun activities and reading challenges. Stay tuned for more details. ■■ Movies @ the Library: Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 5:30 p.m. Join us for a movie and popcorn! Officer Luke Hobbs must combat a genetically altered cyber villain endangering innocent citizens while forging an unexpected partnership with rebel Deckard Shaw. Rated PG-13. ■■ Ugly Holiday Sweater Decorating: Friday, Dec. 13 at 4 p.m. Looking for a stress-relieving creative outlet this holiday season? Come “decorate” a holiday sweater with us to make it as ugly as possible! Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult. We will provide refreshments and all crafting materials, but you can also bring your own sweater. Sweaters may be added to a contest on Facebook, where anyone can vote on the

Cities of Soldotna and Kenai consolidate animal shelters The City of Soldotna partnered this past summer with the City of Kenai to form a regional animal control facility at the Kenai Animal Shelter. The Soldotna shelter has been closed. Soldotna’s full-time animal control officer continues to respond to requests for services including nuisance calls, patrolling, picking up surrendered or stray animals, providing community-wide education on spay/neuter initiatives and transporting impounded Soldotna animals to the animal shelter in Kenai. The Soldotna animal control officer works from the Soldotna Police Dept. and can be reached at 262-4455 (non-emergency number) or messages (only) can be left at 262-3969. Members of the public needing to retrieve their animals or adopt pets can contact the Kenai Animal Shelter at 283-7353.

GED prep classes Kenai Peninsula College Learning Center is offering free GED prep classes on Monday and Wednesday 9:30-11:30 a.m., Monday through Thursday 2-4 p.m. We offer small and personalized classes. Our instructors are available to help with Math, Reading, Science, and Social Studies. We provide free practice tests and instructional materials. For more information call 262-0327 or email Terri Cowart at or Bridget Clark at

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Sterling Community Center — Crafting On Your Own Let’s get Crafty! Please join us for a noninstructional monthly crafting social hosted by Rochelle Hansen.For ages 16 and up. Will be held one Saturday each month 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Please call for schedule or check out our online calendar at Bring your own crafting projects, materials, and snacks. Free for members, $6/visit for nonmembers. Call us at 907-2627224 or stop by 38377 Swanson River Road in Sterling, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-12 p.m., or visit our website,

Sterling Community Center — After School Program 2019/2020 The Sterling Community Center’s After School Program is now open for enrollment. The program began Aug. 20, and is held Monday-Friday, 3:30-5:30 (following the school district’s calendar.) Cost is $80/month for full-time enrolled or $5/day for drop-in attendance. Multiple sibling discount is available. Program includes: homework help if needed, recreational activities, academic enrichment, arts and crafts, free gym time, daily snack, and much more. For questions or more information please call us at 907-262-7224 or stop by 38377 Swanson River Rd. in Sterling, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-12 p.m. We accept cash, check, or credit card.

Zumba at the Sterling Community Center! Let it Move you! Get out of the house and join us for Zumba! The SCC is offering classes taught by certified Zumba instructor Linda Klynstra Mondays and Thursdays

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6-7 p.m. Zumba is a fitness program that combines Latin and international music with dance moves. It incorporates interval training, alternating fast and slow rhythms, and resistance training for a great workout! Don’t forget your indoor gym shoes! Free for SCC Members and only $5 for nonmembers. For questions or more information please call us at 907-262-7224 or stop by 38377 Swanson River Road in Sterling, MondayFriday 9-12. p.m.

Senior Exercise at the Sterling Community Center! Let’s get moving! Have fun and get moving! The SCC is offering senior exercise classes with Becky Moore Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 7-8 a.m. Free for current members of the SCC, $5 for nonmembers. For questions or more information please call us at 907-262-7224 or stop by 38377 Swanson River Road in Sterling, Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Narcan kits available at Kenai Public Health Heroin overdoses are on the rise in Alaska. Narcan is an easy medication you can give to someone who is overdosing. It may save their life. Adults can get free Narcan nasal spray kits at the Kenai Public Health Center at 630 Barnacle Way, Suite A, in Kenai. For additional information call Kenai Public Health at 335-3400.

Families Anonymous meetings Families Anonymous for parents and families of loved ones with addiction problems meet in Kenai every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at Dry Bones Coffee, Tea, and Community. 11595 Kenai Spur Highway. Contact Vickie 907-252-4407

HOPE peer support group HOPE peer support grief group for parents who have experienced the loss of a child meets in Kenai, the first Saturday of every month, at Dry Bones Coffee, Tea, and Community at 3 p.m. 11595 Kenai Spur Highway. Contact Raelynne at 907-394-2311 or Vickie at 907-252-4407.

Equipping grandparents Sterling Grace Community Church is presenting “Equipping Grandparents,” a series on how to be a more involved as a grandparent. The series teaches how to know your grandchild better, how to influence the lives of your grandchildren, how to speak Christ into their lives, and how to leave your spiritual legacy to them. We will also discussing obstacles to relationships with grandchildren. Parents can also benefit from this series. The series is held Wednesday evenings at the Sterling Senior Citizen Center at 6 p.m. Call Dr. Roger Holl at 862-0336 for more information.

Al-Anon support group meetings Al-Anon support group meetings are held at the Central Peninsula Hospital in the Kasilof Room (second floor) of the River Tower building on Monday at 7 p.m., Wednesday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 9 a.m. Park around back by the ER and enter through the River Tower entrance and follow the signs. Contact Tony Oliver at 252-0558 for more information.

Stranding Hotline technical difficulties The Alaska SeaLife Center’s Stranding Hotline is working intermittently due to technical difficulties. In the meantime, below are the ways to reach our team if you have information about a stranded or injured marine mammal. Email Call ASLC Security at 907-224-6342.

PING PONG back again by popular demand! Come one, come all, no age limit, no skill limit. If you have a pulse, you can play! Mondays from 6:15-8:15 p.m. at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. $2 per person. Bring a paddle if you have one, and bring a friend, if you have one! For more information, contact Ron Levy at 252-6931 or Matt Faris at 398-6693.

KPB Solid Waste winter hours KPB Solid Waste facilities will be closed on Sundays for the winter from Oct 6, 2019 through April 26, 2020. For more information contact the KPB Solid Waste Department at 907-262-9667.

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ReGroup Meeting All interested community members are invited to ReGroup meetings. They are the 3rd Monday each month September through May at the Hope Community Center off Kalifornsky Beach Road near Poppy Lane. For more information call 252-2773.



CITY OF SOLDOTNA EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Assistant City Librarian Wage Range 15 $30.35-39.26/Hr. Non-Exempt

Testing Assistant The Learning Center at KPC is looking to hire an exceptional individual for their Testing Assistant position. This position is responsible for receiving, inventorying, administering, and returning highly sensitive test materials and confidential test results.

Under the general direction of the City Librarian this position provides administrative and professional assistance to the City Librarian, including coordinating staff and assuming responsibility for library operations in the absence of the City Librarian.

This temporary, part time position is 12 hours per week, $16.15 per hour, beginning in December through the academic year, potentially continuing the next academic year.

A complete job description is available on the City’s website at Must submit City application, resume, and cover letter to Human Resources at 177 N. Birch Street, Soldotna, by email to, or fax 866-596-2994. This position will be open until filled with a first review date of December 12, 2019. The City of Soldotna is an EEO employer.

Applications will be accepted until the position closes. To apply for this position go to KPC’s employment page at UAA is an AA/EO Employer and Educational Institution. Applicant must be eligible for employment under the Immigration Reform/Control Act of 1986 & subsequent amendments. Your application for employment with UAA is subject to public disclosure.


CITY OF SOLDOTNA Soldotna City Council Notice of Meeting December 12, 2019

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City Hall Council Chambers 177 N. Birch St. Soldotna, AK 99669 6:00 p.m. - Regular Meeting The following items will be before the Soldotna City Council at the December 12, 2019 regular meeting. ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS − Auditor Presentation by Joy Merriner of BDO USA, LLP NEW BUSINESS Ordinances (for introduction) − Ordinance 2019-028 – Increasing Estimated Revenues and Appropriations by $130,000 in the Utility Fund and the Utility System Capital Improvements Fund for Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Improvements and Repairs (City Manager) (Public Hearing on January 8, 2020) − Ordinance 2019-029 – Amending Soldotna Municipal Code 12.28.200, Camping Regulations, to Allow for the Reservation of Designated Camp Sites within Centennial and Swiftwater Campgrounds (City Manager) (Public Hearing on January 8, 2020) − Ordinance 2019-030 – Increasing Estimated Revenues and Appropriations by an Additional $9,000 in the Equipment Replacement Fund to Complete the Purchase and Outfitting of a Replacement Bucket Truck (City Manager) (Public Hearing on January 8, 2020) Resolutions − Resolution 2019-059 – Certifying the Results of the November 12, 2019 City of Soldotna Employee Election (City Clerk) − Resolution 2019-060 – Urging the Alaska Legislature to Override a $5,000,000 Veto of Alaska Marine Highway System Funding for FY2020 (L. Parker) − Resolution 2019-061 – Approving Amendments to the Soldotna Community Memorial Park Administrative Policy and Fee Schedule (City Clerk, City Manager) Other Items − Confirming the City Council Ex-Officio Appointment to the City of Soldotna Library Advisory Board - Dave Carey, Council Ex-Officio Member − Confirming the Mayoral Appointment to the City of Soldotna, Mini Grant Sub-Committee The next Regular Meeting is Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. Publish: 12/8/2019

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TV Guide C9 | PENINSULA CLARION | PENINSULACLARION.COM | Sunday, December 8, 2019 WEEKDAYS MORNING/AFTERNOON A (3) ABC-13 13 (6) MNT-5 5 (8) CBS-11 11 (9) FOX-4 4 (10) NBC-2 2 (12) PBS-7 7

8 AM



(20) QVC

137 317

(23) LIFE

108 252

(28) USA

105 242

(30) TBS

139 247

(31) TNT

138 245

(34) ESPN 140 206

(35) ESPN2 144 209

(36) ROOT 426 687 (38) PARMT 241 241

M T W Th F M T W Th F M T W Th F M T W Th F M T W Th F M T W Th F M T W Th F M T W Th F M T W Th F

M T (43) AMC 131 254 W Th F M T (46) TOON 176 296 W Th F

(47) ANPL 184 282 (49) DISN

(50) NICK

M T 173 291 W Th F M T 171 300 W Th F

(51) FREE 180 311 (55) TLC

9 AM

M T 183 280 W Th F


(6) MNT-5


(8) CBS-11 11 (9) FOX-4



(10) NBC-2



(12) PBS-7



4 PM

(20) QVC

137 317

(23) LIFE

108 252

(28) USA

105 242

(30) TBS

139 247

(31) TNT

138 245

(34) ESPN 140 206 (35) ESPN2 144 209 (36) ROOT 426 687 (38) PARMT 241 241 (43) AMC

131 254

(46) TOON 176 296 (47) ANPL 184 282 (49) DISN

173 291

(50) NICK

171 300

(51) FREE 180 311 (55) TLC

183 280

(56) DISC

182 278

(57) TRAV 196 277 (58) HIST

120 269

(59) A&E

118 265

(60) HGTV 112 229 (61) FOOD 110 231 (65) CNBC 208 355 (67) FNC

205 360

(81) COM

107 249

(82) SYFY

122 244

303 504

^ HBO2 304 505 + MAX

311 516

5 SHOW 319 546 8 TMC

329 554


Strahan, Sara & Keke Divorce Divorce The Talk ‘14’ Paternity Simpsons Days of our Lives ‘14’ Molly Go Luna

2 PM


General Hospital ‘14’ Judge Judy Judge Judy The Mel Robbins Show Dish Nation Dish Nation Tamron Hall ‘PG’ Nature Cat Wild Kratts

3 PM


Jeopardy Inside Ed. 25 Words 25 Words Dr. Phil ‘14’ Wendy Varied The Kelly Clarkson Show Varied Programs

5 PM

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6 PM Jeopardy! (N) ‘G’


7 PM


8 PM


Wheel of For- The Great Christmas Light Fight A replica of the Golden tune (N) ‘G’ Gate Bridge. (N) ‘PG’

Mike & Molly Last Man Last Man Law & Order: Special VicLaw & Order: Special ‘14’ Standing ‘PG’ Standing ‘PG’ tims Unit Stabler probes a Victims Unit An diplomat’s crime scene. ‘14’ daughter is assaulted. ‘14’ CBS Evening KTVA 11 News at 6 The NeighBob Hearts All Rise “Dripsy” Lola fires a News borhood (N) Abishola (N) lawyer. (N) ‘PG’ Funny You The Big Bang The Big Bang Beat Shazam “Santa Jamie” The Moodys “Episode 3; Should Ask Theory ‘14’ Theory ‘PG’ Cousins; DJs; a father/daugh- Episode 4” Caroling takes a ‘PG’ ter duo. ‘PG’ embarrassing turn. ‘14’ NBC Nightly Channel 2 Newshour (N) The Voice “Live Semi-Final Top 8 Performances” The top News With eight artists perform live. (N Same-day Tape) ‘PG’ Lester Holt Nightly Busi- PBS NewsHour (N) Antiques Roadshow A dia- Antiques Roadshow “New ness Report mond bracelet and diamond Orleans” “Blade Runner” set ‘G’ ring. ‘G’ decoration. ‘G’

9 PM

DECEMBER 2019 December 8 - 14, 9, 2019 9:30 10 PM 10:30 11 PM 11:30

The Good Doctor “Claire” A fisherman is injured. ‘14’

ABC News at (:35) Jimmy Kimmel Live! 10 (N) ‘14’

Dateline ‘PG’

2 Broke Girls 2 Broke Girls How I Met Pawn Stars ‘14’ ‘14’ Your Mother ‘PG’ ‘14’ KTVA 11 (:35) The Late Show With James CorNews at 10 Stephen Colbert (N) ‘PG’ den TMZ (N) ‘PG’ TMZ ‘PG’ Entertainment Two and a Tonight Half Men ‘14’

Bull An heir of an infamous crime family. ‘14’ Fox 4 News at 9 (N) (:01) Making It “Work and Play” Cakes and inspirational workspaces. ‘PG’ Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr. ‘PG’

(:37) Nightline (N) ‘G’

Channel 2 (:34) The Tonight Show Star- (:37) Late News: Late ring Jimmy Fallon ‘14’ Night With Edition (N) Seth Meyers D-Day 360 Technology reAmanpour and Company (N) creates D-Day landscape. ‘PG’


M*A*S*H ‘PG’ M*A*S*H ‘PG’ M*A*S*H ‘PG’ M*A*S*H ‘PG’ M*A*S*H ‘PG’ M*A*S*H ‘PG’ M*A*S*H ‘PG’ M*A*S*H ‘PG’ Married ... Married ... Married ... Married ... How I Met How I Met Elementary A beautiful With With With With Your Mother Your Mother woman is murdered. ‘14’ Shopping (N) (Live) Holidays With Shawn (N) (Live) ‘G’ Vionic - Footwear “All Easy Dooney & Bourke “20th Anniversary” Handbags and acces- Vionic - Footwear “All Easy Pay Offers” (N) ‘G’ sories. (N) (Live) ‘G’ Pay Offers” ‘G’ (3:00) “Last Chance for “Dear Santa” (2011, Drama) Amy Acker, Brooklynn Proulx, “A Storybook Christmas” (2019, Romance) Ali Liebert, (:03) “My Christmas Inn” (2018, Drama) Tia Mowry-Hardrict, (:01) “A Storybook ChristChristmas” (2015) Hilarie Gina Holden. A party girl has to change her ways or get cut Jake Epstein, Habree Larratt. An event planner finds love at Rob Mayes, Jackée Harry. A woman from San Francisco mas” (2019, Romance) Ali Burton. ‘PG’ off. ‘PG’ Christmas. inherits a cozy inn in Alaska. ‘G’ Liebert, Jake Epstein. (3:58) Chicago P.D. “Don’t (4:58) Chicago P.D. “Don’t (5:59) Chicago P.D. “You WWE Monday Night RAW (N Same-day Tape) ‘PG’ Modern Fam- (:31) Modern (:01) Modern (:31) Modern Bury This Case” ‘14’ Read the News” ‘14’ Wish” ‘14’ ily ‘PG’ Family ‘PG’ Family ‘PG’ Family ‘PG’ Bob’s Burg- Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy American American Conan (N) ‘14’ Seinfeld “The Seinfeld ‘PG’ Conan ‘14’ ers ‘PG’ ‘14’ ‘14’ ‘14’ “JOLO” ‘14’ “Once Bitten” “Roasted Guy” “Fighting Irish” “Take My ‘14’ Dad “Eight Dad ‘14’ Comeback” ‘14’ ‘14’ ‘14’ Wife” ‘14’ Fires” ‘14’ ‘PG’ (3:00) “Horrible Bosses” “Central Intelligence” (2016) Dwayne Johnson. A CIA agent “San Andreas” (2015, Action) Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino. A rescue “Geostorm” (2017, Action) Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess. A “Shooter” (2011) Jason Bateman. recruits an ex-classmate for a top-secret case. pilot must save his family after an earthquake. worldwide storm threatens humanity. (2007) NFL Football New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles. (N) (Live) (:15) SportsCenter With Scott Van Pelt NFL Rewind SportsCenter With Scott NFL Rewind SportsCenter (N) (Live) Van Pelt (N) 30 for 30 Countdown to Crawford vs. UFC 245 Countdown: UsBaseball To- SportsCenter With Scott Van CFB 150: Now or Never SportsCenter With Scott CFB 150: Kavaliauskas man vs. Covington (N) night (N) Pelt (N) (Live) Greatest (N) Van Pelt Greatest (3:00) High School Football WIAA Class 3A Championship: Mark Few The Immor- In the Spot- The Short Seahawks Fight Sports MMA (N) Fight Sports: World Champi- Seahawks The Dan Patrick Show ‘PG’ Teams TBA. Show (N) tals (N) light List Press Pass onship Kickboxing Press Pass Two and a Two and a Two and a Two and a Two and a Two and a Cops ‘14’ Cops ‘14’ Cops ‘14’ Cops ‘14’ Cops ‘14’ Cops ‘14’ Cops ‘14’ Cops ‘14’ Cops ‘14’ Cops ‘14’ Half Men Half Men Half Men Half Men Half Men Half Men (3:30) “Miracles From Heaven” (2016, Drama) Jennifer Gar- “Miracle on 34th Street” (1994) Richard Attenborough, Elizabeth Perkins. A “Miracle on 34th Street” (1994) Richard Attenborough, Elizabeth Perkins. A “Miracles From Heaven” ner, Kylie Rogers, Martin Henderson. department store Santa claims to be the real St. Nick. department store Santa claims to be the real St. Nick. (2016) Jennifer Garner. We Bare We Bare American American Bob’s Burg- Bob’s Burg- Family Guy “Road to the Rick and Robot Chick- Mike Tyson Family Guy “Road to the American American Rick and Bears ‘Y7’ Bears ‘Y7’ Dad ‘14’ Dad ‘14’ ers ‘PG’ ers ‘PG’ North Pole” ‘14’ Morty ‘14’ en (N) Mysteries North Pole” ‘14’ Dad ‘14’ Dad ‘14’ Morty ‘14’ River Monsters “Killer TorRiver Monsters “Mekong River Monsters “Razorhead” River Monsters “Face Ripper” Deadly predator in a Bolivian River Monsters “Death Down River Monsters “Canadian River Monsters “Face Rippedo” ‘PG’ Mutilator” ‘PG’ ‘PG’ river. ‘PG’ Under” ‘PG’ Horror” ‘PG’ per” ‘PG’ Big City Jessie ‘G’ Jessie ‘G’ Jessie ‘G’ Sydney to the Bunk’d ‘G’ Raven’s Just Roll With Gabby Duran Holidays Un- Coop & Cami Sydney to the Raven’s Just Roll With Jessie ‘G’ Jessie ‘G’ Greens ‘Y7’ Max ‘G’ Home ‘G’ It ‘Y7’ wrapped Max ‘G’ Home ‘G’ It ‘Y7’ The Loud The CasaThe Loud The Loud Top Elf “Unwrapped” Kid cre- SpongeBob SpongeBob Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ (:35) Friends (:10) Friends (:45) Friends House ‘Y7’ grandes House ‘Y7’ House ‘Y7’ ators compete. ‘G’ ‘PG’ ‘PG’ ‘PG’ (3:50) “Shrek” (2001, Children’s) Voices of Mike Myers, Ed- (5:55) “Despicable Me 2” (2013, Children’s) Voices of Steve Wrap Battle “Wrapper’s De- Wrap Battle The final four The 700 Club Family Guy Family Guy die Murphy, Cameron Diaz. Carell, Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt. Light” (N) ‘PG’ wrappers compete. ‘PG’ ‘14’ ‘14’ Four Weddings “... And a 90 Day Fiancé “Episode 6” ‘14’ 90 Day Fiancé “David & Annie: The Full Story” How David fell in love with Annie. (N) ‘PG’ 90 Day Fiancé “Pillow Talk: 90 Day Fiancé ‘PG’ Wall of Flowers” ‘PG’ Episode 6” ‘14’ Diesel Brothers “When Diesel Brothers “Prepare for Diesel Brothers: Trucked Diesel Brothers (N) ‘14’ (:02) Twin Turbos “Million (:03) Diesel Brothers ‘14’ Diesel Brothers ‘14’ Trucks Fly” ‘14’ Liftoff” ‘14’ Out (N) ‘14’ Dollar Idea” (N) ‘14’ Most Terrifying Places Most Terrifying Places ‘14’ Most Terrifying Places ‘14’ A Haunting “Sinister Residents and A Cycle of Terror” A fam- My Horror Story “Return to Hometown Horror (N) ‘14’ A Haunting ‘14’ “Death Car” ‘14’ ily’s fresh start is threatened. (N) ‘14’ Horror” (N) ‘14’ Pawn Stars “Triple Crown Pawn Stars “Pawning PiPawn Stars A Civil War rePawn Stars Visit to a classic Pawn Stars ‘PG’ (:02) Pawn Stars “Silver, Slots (:05) Pawn Stars A signed (:03) Pawn Stars “Silver, Slots and Robots” ‘PG’ Pawn” ‘PG’ casso” ‘PG’ volver; a meteorite. ‘PG’ car showroom. ‘PG’ and Robots” ‘PG’ B.B. King guitar. ‘PG’ Live PD: Live PD: Live PD: Live PD: Live PD: Live PD: Live PD: Live PD: Live Rescue “Live Rescue -- 12.09.19” (N) ‘14’ Court Cam Court Cam Live PD: Live PD: Police Patrol Police Patrol Police Patrol Police Patrol Police Patrol Police Patrol Police Patrol Police Patrol ‘14’ ‘14’ Police Patrol Police Patrol ‘14’ ‘14’ ‘14’ ‘14’ ‘14’ ‘14’ (N) ‘14’ (N) ‘14’ ‘14’ ‘14’ Love It or List It A family lives Love It or List It “HomeLove It or List It ‘PG’ Love It or List It (N) ‘PG’ Love It or List It (N) ‘PG’ Hunters Int’l House Hunt- House Hunt- Hunters Int’l Love It or List It ‘PG’ in a basement. ‘PG’ Based Lifestyle” ‘PG’ ers (N) ‘G’ ers ‘G’ Holiday Baking Champion- Holiday Baking Champion- Holiday Baking Champion- Holiday Baking Champion- Holiday Baking Champion- Christmas Cookie Challenge Holiday Wars “Elf AudiHoliday Baking Championship ‘G’ ship “Re-Gifting” ‘G’ ship ‘G’ ship (N) ‘G’ ship (N) ‘G’ (N) ‘G’ tions” ‘G’ ship ‘G’ American Greed ‘PG’ American Greed “The Fyre American Greed “BabyAmerican Greed ‘PG’ American Greed “The Fyre American Greed “BabyDateline “Out There in the Dateline A husband is exFestival” ‘PG’ Faced Drug Lords” ‘PG’ Festival” ‘PG’ Faced Drug Lords” ‘PG’ Dark” ‘PG’ posed as a con man. ‘PG’ Tucker Carlson Tonight (N) Hannity (N) The Ingraham Angle (N) Fox News at Night With Tucker Carlson Tonight Hannity The Ingraham Angle Fox News at Night With Shannon Bream (N) Shannon Bream (:10) The Of- (:45) The Of- (:15) The Office Male staff (5:50) The Of- (:25) The Of- The Office The Office The Office The Office The Office The Office The Daily Lights Out-D. (:05) South (:36) South fice ‘14’ fice ‘14’ members show off. ‘14’ fice ‘14’ fice ‘14’ ‘14’ “Fire” ‘14’ ‘14’ ‘14’ ‘14’ ‘14’ Show Spade Park ‘MA’ Park ‘MA’ (:03) “X-Men: First Class” (2011, Action) James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Rose Byrne. “Edge of Tomorrow” (2014, Science Fiction) Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt. A (:32) Futura- (:02) Futura- (:32) Futura- (:02) Futura- (:32) FuturaThe early years of Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr. soldier in an alien war gets caught in a time loop. ma ‘PG’ ma ‘PG’ ma ‘PG’ ma ‘PG’ ma ‘PG’



Chicago P.D. “Allegiance” Mike & Molly Halstead and Atwater go un- ‘14’ der cover. ‘14’ The Ellen DeGeneres Show KTVA 11 (N) ‘PG’ News at 5 Two and a Entertainment Funny You Half Men ‘14’ Tonight (N) Should Ask ‘PG’ Judge Judy Judge Judy Channel 2 (N) ‘PG’ ‘PG’ News 5:00 Report (N) Rick Steves’ Rick Steves’ BBC World Europe ‘G’ Europe ‘G’ News America


Wendy Williams Show Hot Bench Hot Bench Court Court Protection Protection Young & Restless Mod Fam Bold Rachael Ray ‘G’ Paternity Live with Kelly and Ryan The Dr. Oz Show ‘PG’ Dinosaur Cat in the Sesame St. Splash


Family Feud Family Feud Family Feud ABC World ‘PG’ ‘PG’ ‘PG’ News

(3) ABC-13 13


In the Heat of the Night In the Heat of the Night In the Heat of the Night Blue Bloods ‘14’ Blue Bloods ‘14’ Blue Bloods ‘14’ Blue Bloods ‘14’ M*A*S*H M*A*S*H In the Heat of the Night In the Heat of the Night In the Heat of the Night Blue Bloods ‘14’ Blue Bloods ‘14’ Blue Bloods ‘14’ Blue Bloods ‘14’ “Night at the Museum” In the Heat of the Night In the Heat of the Night In the Heat of the Night In the Heat of the Night Cops ‘PG’ Cops ‘PG’ Cops ‘PG’ Cops ‘PG’ Cops ‘14’ Cops ‘PG’ Cops ‘PG’ Cops ‘PG’ In the Heat of the Night In the Heat of the Night In the Heat of the Night Blue Bloods ‘14’ Blue Bloods ‘14’ Blue Bloods ‘14’ Blue Bloods ‘14’ Last Man Last Man In the Heat of the Night In the Heat of the Night In the Heat of the Night Blue Bloods ‘14’ Blue Bloods ‘14’ Blue Bloods ‘14’ Blue Bloods ‘14’ Last Man Last Man Very Merry Deals (N) ‘G’ Kerstin’s Gift Guide ‘G’ Gifts We Love (N) (Live) ‘G’ Gourmet Holiday (N) (Live) ‘G’ Great Gifts (N) (Live) ‘G’ Very Merry Deals (N) ‘G’ Kerstin’s Gift Favorites (N) (Live) ‘G’ Martha Stewart - Fashion Gourmet Holiday (N) (Live) ‘G’ Josie Maran Argan Oil Cosmetics (N) (Live) ‘G’ Very Merry Deals (N) ‘G’ Gift Guide (N) (Live) ‘G’ Gourmet Holiday (N) (Live) ‘G’ Very Merry Sleigh That List (N) (Live) ‘G’ Very Merry Deals (N) ‘G’ Gift Guide (N) (Live) ‘G’ Gourmet Holiday (N) (Live) ‘G’ philosophy - beauty ‘G’ Urban Decay Cosmetics Very Merry Deals (N) ‘G’ Great Gifts (N) (Live) ‘G’ philosophy - beauty ‘G’ Jane’s Gift Favorites (N) (Live) ‘G’ David’s Holi-YAYS (N) ‘G’ “Twinkle All the Way” “Christmas a la Mode” (2019, Drama) Katie Leclerc. “Holiday Spin” (2012, Drama) Ralph Macchio. ‘PG’ “Sweet Mountain Christmas” (2019) Megan Hilty. ‘G’ “Last Chance” “A Christmas Proposal” “A Christmas Wedding” (2006, Comedy) ‘PG’ “All She Wants for Christmas” (2006, Drama) ‘PG’ “A Christmas Reunion” (2015) Denise Richards. ‘PG’ “Santa’s Boots” ‘PG’ “Turkey Hollow” “Every Other Holiday” (2018, Drama) Schuyler Fisk. “Heaven Sent” (2016, Drama) Christian Kane. ‘PG’ “A Nanny for Christmas” (2010) Dean Cain “Staging Christmas” ‘G’ (7:00) “The Santa Con” “The Christmas Hope” (2009, Drama) ‘PG’ “Love for Christmas” (2012) Rob Mayes “Wish Upon a Christmas” (2015) Larisa Oleynik. ‘PG’ “Christmas Harmony” “The Christmas Shoes” “Christmas on Chestnut Street” (2006, Drama) ‘PG’ “Christmas on the Bayou” (2013) Hilarie Burton. ‘PG’ “A Very Nutty Christmas” (2018) Barry Watson ‘PG’ “Love at Christmas” (7:59) Chicago P.D. ‘14’ (8:59) Chicago P.D. ‘14’ (9:59) Chicago P.D. ‘14’ (10:59) Chicago P.D. ‘14’ (11:58) Chicago P.D. ‘14’ (12:58) Chicago P.D. ‘14’ (1:58) Chicago P.D. ‘14’ (2:58) Chicago P.D. ‘14’ Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU NCIS ‘PG’ (8:59) NCIS ‘PG’ (9:59) NCIS ‘PG’ (10:58) NCIS ‘PG’ (11:58) NCIS “Alibi” ‘PG’ (12:58) NCIS ‘PG’ (1:58) NCIS ‘14’ (2:58) NCIS ‘14’ Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU (7:30) NCIS Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law-SVU Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Amer. Dad Amer. Dad Amer. Dad Amer. Dad Burgers Burgers Burgers Burgers Seinfeld Seinfeld Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Amer. Dad Amer. Dad Amer. Dad Seinfeld Seinfeld (:05) Friends Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Amer. Dad Amer. Dad Amer. Dad Seinfeld Seinfeld Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Amer. Dad Amer. Dad Amer. Dad Seinfeld Seinfeld Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Amer. Dad Amer. Dad Amer. Dad Amer. Dad Charmed ‘PG’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ “Horrible Bosses” UEFA- Football Matchday UEFA Champions League Soccer UEFA Champions League Soccer UEFA “Shooter” (2007, Suspense) Mark Wahlberg, Michael Peña. UEFA- Football Matchday UEFA Champions League Soccer UEFA Champions League Soccer UEFA Charmed ‘PG’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernat. Charmed ‘PG’ Supernatural “Lotus” ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Bones ‘14’ Bones “Pilot” ‘14’ Bones ‘14’ Bones ‘PG’ Charmed ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Bones ‘14’ Bones ‘14’ Bones Quarantined. ‘14’ Bones ‘14’ SportsCenter (N) (Live) NFL Rewind (N) (Live) NFL Live (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (Live) Around Interruption Monday Night Countdown (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (Live) Outside NFL Live (N) (Live) NBA: The Jump (N) (Live) High Noon Question Around Interruption SportsCenter (N) (Live) College Basketball SportsCenter (N) (Live) Outside NFL Live (N) (Live) NBA: The Jump (N) (Live) High Noon Question Around Interruption SportsCenter (N) (Live) NBA Basketball SportsCenter (N) (Live) Outside NFL Live (N) (Live) NBA: The Jump (N) (Live) High Noon Question Around Interruption SportsCenter (N) (Live) College Football Awards SportsCenter (N) (Live) Outside NFL Live (N) (Live) NBA: The Jump (N) (Live) High Noon Question Around Interruption SportsCenter (N) (Live) Peyton’s NBA First Take Jalen & Jacoby (N) NBA: The Jump (N) (Live) High Noon Question NFL Live SportsCenter (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (Live) First Take Jalen & Jacoby (N) NFL Live Football Baseball Tonight (N) (Live) Daily Wager (N) (Live) College Basketball First Take Jalen & Jacoby (N) NFL Live Football Baseball Tonight (N) (Live) Daily Wager (N) (Live) NFL Live First Take Jalen & Jacoby (N) NFL Live (N) Football High Noon Question Daily Wager (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (Live) First Take Jalen & Jacoby (N) NFL Live (N) Football Weigh-In Max UFC Live (N) Daily Wager (N) (Live) College Football The Rich Eisen Show (N) (Live) ‘PG’ Paid Prog. Paid Prog. The Dan Patrick Show (N) ‘PG’ High School Football The Rich Eisen Show (N) (Live) ‘PG’ Smartech Slim Cycle The Dan Patrick Show (N) ‘PG’ High School Football The Rich Eisen Show (N) (Live) ‘PG’ Paid Prog. Paid Prog. The Dan Patrick Show (N) ‘PG’ Seahawks Mark Few The Rich Eisen Show (N) (Live) ‘PG’ Paid Prog. Paid Prog. The Dan Patrick Show (N) ‘PG’ Pro Footvolley Tour The Rich Eisen Show (N) (Live) ‘PG’ Paid Prog. Paid Prog. The Dan Patrick Show (N) ‘PG’ High School Football Mom ‘14’ Mom ‘14’ Mom ‘14’ Mom ‘14’ Mom ‘14’ Mom ‘14’ King King King King King King King King Two Men Two Men Christmas “Joyful Noise” (2012) Queen Latifah, Dolly Parton. “Heaven Is for Real” (2014) Greg Kinnear. “A Miracle on Christmas Lake” (2016, Mystery) Siobhan Williams. Miracles Christmas Light Fight “A Christmas Story 2” (2012, Comedy) Daniel Stern. “A Dennis the Menace Christmas” (2007, Children’s) “Ernest Saves Christmas” (1988) Jim Varney. “Ice Age” (2002) M*A*S*H M*A*S*H “To Grandmother’s House We Go” (1992) ‘G’ “Wish for Christmas” (2016, Drama) Joey Lawrence. “Heaven Is for Real” (2014) Greg Kinnear. “Nanny McPhee” M*A*S*H Michael Bublé’s “White Christmas” (1954) Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye. (:15) “Last Holiday” (2006) Queen Latifah, Gérard Depardieu. (:45) “Four Christmases” (2008) “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” (2005) Johnny Depp. “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” (1971) “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” (2005) Johnny Depp. Willy Wonka Super Hero Teen Titans Teen Titans Teen Titans Teen Titans Victor Gumball Gumball Gumball Gumball Total Drama Total Drama Teen Titans Teen Titans Gumball Gumball Super Hero Teen Titans Teen Titans Teen Titans Teen Titans Victor Gumball Gumball Gumball Gumball Total Drama Total Drama Teen Titans Teen Titans Gumball Gumball Super Hero Teen Titans Teen Titans Teen Titans Go! ‘PG’ Victor Gumball Gumball Gumball Gumball Total Drama Total Drama Teen Titans Teen Titans Gumball Gumball Super Hero Teen Titans Teen Titans Teen Titans Teen Titans Victor Gumball Gumball Gumball Gumball Total Drama Total Drama Teen Titans Teen Titans Gumball Gumball Super Hero Teen Titans Teen Titans Teen Titans Teen Titans Victor Gumball Gumball Gumball Gumball Teen Titans Go! ‘PG’ “The LEGO NINJAGO Movie” (2017, Children’s) Dr. Jeff: RMV The Vet Life ‘PG’ The Zoo ‘PG’ Secret Life-Zoo Pit Bulls and Parolees Pit Bulls and Parolees Varied Programs Mickey T.O.T.S. ‘G’ Puppy Pals Puppy Pals Spookley-Kittens Vampirina Mickey T.O.T.S. ‘Y’ T.O.T.S. ‘Y’ Ladybug Ladybug Jessie ‘G’ Jessie ‘G’ Big City Big City Mickey T.O.T.S. ‘Y’ Puppy Pals Puppy Pals Muppet Giganto Vampirina Mickey T.O.T.S. ‘Y’ T.O.T.S. ‘G’ Ladybug Ladybug Jessie ‘G’ Jessie ‘G’ Big City Big City Mickey T.O.T.S. ‘G’ Puppy Pals Puppy Pals Muppet Giganto Vampirina Mickey T.O.T.S. ‘G’ T.O.T.S. ‘Y’ Ladybug Ladybug Jessie ‘G’ Jessie ‘G’ Big City Big City Mickey T.O.T.S. ‘G’ Puppy Pals Puppy Pals Muppet Spookley-Kittens Mickey T.O.T.S. ‘Y’ T.O.T.S. ‘G’ Ladybug Ladybug Jessie ‘G’ Jessie ‘G’ Big City Big City Mickey T.O.T.S. ‘Y’ Puppy Pals Muppet Rocketeer Giganto Vampirina Mickey T.O.T.S. ‘Y’ T.O.T.S. ‘G’ Ladybug Ladybug Good Luck Jessie: NYC “Home Alone 3” Bubble Ricky Zoom PAW Patrol PAW Patrol Blue’s Clues PAW Patrol Ryan Blaze PAW Patrol PAW Patrol SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob Bubble Abby PAW Patrol PAW Patrol Blue’s Clues PAW Patrol Ryan Blaze PAW Patrol PAW Patrol Jurassic SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob Bubble Abby PAW Patrol PAW Patrol Blue’s Clues PAW Patrol Ryan Blaze PAW Patrol PAW Patrol SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob Bubble Abby PAW Patrol PAW Patrol Blue’s Clues PAW Patrol Ryan Blaze PAW Patrol PAW Patrol Jurassic SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob PAW Patrol PAW Patrol PAW Patrol PAW Patrol PAW Patrol PAW Patrol Blue’s Clues PAW Patrol PAW Patrol PAW Patrol SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob (6:30) Movie 700 Club The 700 Club Varied Programs Lottery Changed My Life Long Island Medium ‘PG’ Long Island Medium ‘PG’ Untold Stories of the E.R. Untold Stories of the E.R. Untold Stories of the E.R. Untold Stories of the E.R. Four Weddings ‘PG’ Long Island Medium ‘PG’ Long Island Medium ‘PG’ Welcome to Plathville Welcome to Plathville Welcome to Plathville Welcome to Plathville Welcome to Plathville Say Yes Say Yes Extreme Cheapskates Medium Medium Medium Medium Hoarding: Buried Alive Hoarding: Buried Alive Hoarding: Buried Alive Hoarding: Buried Alive Say Yes Say Yes Extreme Extreme Medium Medium Medium Medium Unpolished ‘PG’ Unpolished ‘PG’ Unpolished ‘PG’ Unpolished ‘PG’ Four Weddings ‘PG’ Long Lost Family ‘PG’ Long Lost Family ‘PG’ Long Lost Family ‘PG’ Long Island Medium “A Spirit Returns” ‘PG’ Long Island Medium ‘PG’ Long Island Medium ‘PG’ Long Island Medium ‘PG’


B = DirecTV

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Good Morning America The View ‘14’ The Doctors ‘PG’ Channel 2 Morning Ed Dateline ‘PG’ Providence Providence (7:00) CBS This Morning Let’s Make a Deal ‘PG’ The Price Is Right ‘G’ Injury Court The People’s Court ‘PG’ Judge Mathis ‘PG’ The Real ‘PG’ (7:00) Today ‘G’ Today 3rd Hour Today-Hoda Xavier Go Luna Daniel Tiger Daniel Tiger Sesame St. Pinkalicious

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Issue 49, 2019

Founded by Betty Debnam

The appeal of trains

Mini Fact:

All Aboard!

To many people, real trains seem romantic and adventurous. In the mid1800s, there were no cars or planes. But trains were exciting because they could travel much faster than a horse. They made it possible for people to travel much farther in a shorter time than before.

Macy’s department store in New York City displays a model train each year during the holidays. photo by David Ellis

Have you ever watched a model train as it makes its way around a track? For more than 100 years, model trains have been an exciting part of the holidays. German manufacturers were the first to make toy trains. They made trains that kids could pull or push. Later they made wind-up toy trains. Most were made of iron. People began putting these toy trains into their Christmas displays.

a wooden box with wheels. The tracks were made from strips of tin. Cowen powered the train with a fan motor and a battery. Shoppers did more than just Cowen’s Electric Express looked look at the similar to this. train in the store window. They wanted to buy one for themselves. Cowen formed the Lionel company to manufacture these moving toy trains. Other companies, such as American Flyer, also began making electric toy trains.

What is a model train?

Model trains are close copies of the real thing. Some model trains are even exact copies, right down to the nuts and bolts. A scale model is an exact, but smaller, copy of the original object. For example, the most popular size model train is exactly 1/87th the size of a real train. This means everything on the real train, right down to the seats and the wheels, is 87 times bigger than on the scale model train.

A Shanghai maglev train leaves the Pudong International Airport in China.

Faster than ever

Today, high-speed trains like the Amtrak Acela in the northeast United States can run up to 150 miles per hour. In other countries, such as China, high-speed trains can go more than 200 miles per hour. Model train companies have made models of these high-speed trains.

A way to learn

Experts say kids who play with model trains can learn about electrical wiring, since they have to follow the instructions for wiring the tracks.

On the right track

In 1910, Lionel made electric locomotives based on the design of a real locomotive engine. A locomotive is the first car on the train. It pulls the rest of the train. In 1939, companies displayed scale model train sets at the New York World’s Fair. After that, model trains became the best-selling toy in America.

Rolling along

In 1900, an inventor, Joshua Lionel Cowen, passed by a toy shop in New York City where a toy train was on display. But the toys all just sat there. None of them were moving. Cowen told the store owner that he could make a toy train that would run nonstop all day. He promised this would bring people to the owner’s store. Cowen went home and invented a moving freight car. His “Electric Express” looked like

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Trains at Christmas

Model train sets can be expensive. In the first half of the 1900s, they were usually given as special Christmas gifts. After the holiday, many parents put the trains away, bringing them out again each Christmas.

At the library:

• “Model Trains: Creating Tabletop Railroads” by David Jefferis • “Cars, Trains, Ships and Planes” by Clive Gifford

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Try ’n’ Find

Mini Jokes

Words that remind us of model trains are hidden in this puzzle. Some words are hidden backward, and some letters are used twice. See if you can find: ACELA, CHINA, DISPLAY, ELECTRICAL, FAIR, GERMAN, HOLIDAY, INVENTOR, LEARN, LIONEL, LOCOMOTIVE, MAGLEV, MODEL, SCALE, STORE, TOY, TRACK, TRAIN, WINDOW, WIRING.















Trevor: Can you think of a train that has no wheels, no engine and no caboose? Thomas: A train of thought!


Eco Note Trains are more energyefficient per passenger mile than planes or cars, making them one of the most eco-friendly transportation options. Carbon emissions from trains are less damaging to the environment than those of airplanes because train emissions are not released directly into the upper atmosphere.

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Mini Spy Classics appear in the first issue of each month.

Hey Mini Spy Fans! Order your Mini Spy Booklets (Volumes 1, 2 and 3) with 48 of your favorite puzzles! Visit, or call 844-426-1256 to order. Just $4 plus $1 shipping.

Mini Spy and Basset Brown are playing with their remote-control cars. See if you can find the hidden pictures. Then color the picture.

For later: Look in newspaper ads for model trains. Ask your parents or grandparents if they had a model train during the holidays when they were children.


For standards-based activities to accompany this feature, visit: And follow The Mini Page on Facebook!

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Frank Longo, of Hoboken, N.J., is a professional puzzlemaker and editor. He creates the weekly “Premier Crossword” for King Features Syndicate, as well as the Sunday “Spelling Bee” for this magazine. He is the author of more than 150 books of Sudoku puzzles. Today’s crossword is unthemed, which means the focus is on vocabulary that is as lively and colorful as possible, with no other constraint. To construct it, Frank started with the central Across stack, then built outward. The finished puzzle has 122 answers, the 33 lowest number ever for a Sunday Times crossword. — W.S.

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Mom protests when her ex leaves her out of the picture

He never mentioned that if it hadn’t been for ME giving birth to our children, none of them would have even been there. Am I overly sensitive to feel like a second-class citizen when we attend a family function? Must I continue

Jaqueline Bigar’s Stars HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019: This year, you opt to live at a slower pace and enjoy your close friends and loved ones. Even if you choose stability, do not be surprised by an unanticipated event. If single, you could meet someone who knocks your socks off. Get to know this person well before deciding anything. If attached, the two of you suddenly go for a change in lifestyle. You become a firm believer in the variety of life! TAURUS might seem steady and stable, but they could be the source of a tsunami at any given moment. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult

ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHH You sense the potential of a slower day, yet you know how much you need to complete before the holidays. If you feel inspired, head out. You cop a devil-may-care attitude when out. Watch your spending. Tonight: Meet up with friends.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHHH You wake up rejuvenated and ready to take on any chore, errand or nothing at all. Your unusual flexibility does not go unnoticed by a loved one who might nudge you in a chosen direction. Indulge this person and relax while you can. Tonight: Make it cozy.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHH One-on-one relating draws you in closely, but not for long. Many friends and calls could bombard your day and plans. Hook up with that special person and together tackle a fun holiday errand. Tonight: Be a duo. Screen calls.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH Your emotional nature draws many friends. Often, they need some help understanding their own feelings. Today you make it clear — you have special errands to do, but they are welcome to join you. Tonight: Put up the tree if you haven’t yet.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHH Take charge and work with the moment. Others eye what you are doing and demonstrate an interest. What you take on might be surprising to some people, but you will enjoy yourself. Tonight: Let the holiday music play. This Week: Take a stand. Know what you want. Network starting on Tuesday.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHHH Reach out for a loved one at a

distance. You also might want to send cards to those who are not in your immediate vicinity. You could be surprised at some news you hear from someone. Tonight: Mulling over that conversation.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHHH One-on-one relating goes down a different, more poignant trail than you intended. Though conversations and openness can only please you, be wary of saying too much too soon. Tonight: You can do it. Play it cool.

DEAR ABBY: I’m a public school teacher with a word of advice to parents who wonder why their children misbehave, argue with them and act out with attention-getting behaviors: PUT DOWN YOUR CELLPHONES AND PAY ATTENTION TO THEM! I just finished a parentteacher conference with a mother whose children argue, pout and scream when she tells them to do something at home. Her children are not disabled, nor do they demonstrate these behaviors in my classroom. Abby, during the entire meeting, that woman texted

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SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHH The less said, the better right now — at least by you. Work on the art of listening to others. In any case, sometime, somewhere during the day, you could be stunned by what another person says or does. Tonight: Be sensitive to another person’s feelings.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHH You might dream of a slow, easy pace. Actually, you could come close to just that as long as you do not feel obsessive about some aspect of your life. If need be, go over your holiday budget and make adjustments. Tonight: Make it easy and relaxed.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHHH Zero in on a special child or person in your life. You might want to take him or her to a holiday happening. You discover a lot of new facets to this person. You might be taken aback by this person’s whimsical nature, which was unknown to you up until now. Tonight: A comment or action could stun you.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHH You opt to stay close to home, perhaps get a snooze or two and hang a string of lights here or there. You might be dedicated to this pace, but the unexpected could still knock on your door. Tonight: Be spontaneous.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHH You speak your mind and others respond. At some point during the day, a comment could leave you or the other party speechless. You could be in a crowd of shoppers or in another social situation when this moment occurs. Tonight: Share your thoughts and feelings.

BORN TODAY Basketball player Dwight Howard (1985), singer/songwriter Sam Hunt (1984), football quarterback Philip Rivers (1981)


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needed to know. As great a benefit as technology has been to society, it appears to also be a doubleedged sword. By that I mean, while it fosters communication, it has kept parents from bonding with their toddlers and young people from learning to effectively communicate with each other face-to-face. The ultimate result of this is yet to be determined, but I cannot stress strongly enough the importance of people finding a balance so they can form healthy relationships. I hope your letter will serve as a wake-up call to someone who needs a reminder.

on her phone. How rude! The next time I meet with someone who pulls that, I’ll ask if she (or he) would like to suspend the meeting until their pressing business (pun intended) is finished. Maybe the parent needs to be embarrassed in order to realize how inappropriate texting or talking on the phone is when she (or he) is face-toface with another person unless the other person says it’s OK. — HAS TO VENT DEAR VENT: Vent away. I agree that what the mother did was disrespectful. It prevented you from effectively giving her information about her child that she

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to say nothing, or speak up? How do others handle this situation? — CLUELESS IN THE EAST DEAR CLUELESS: They handle it by choosing their battles carefully. I think it’s important that you ask yourself why anything your ex says would make you feel like a second-class citizen. He appears to have moved on with his life more quickly than you have moved on with yours. Concentrate your efforts on expanding your horizons — your interests and friendships — and you will find anything he might say will be far less important to you. Trust me on that.

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DEAR ABBY: At 18, I married my high school sweetheart. After 20 years of marriage and four wonderful children, my husband decided the grass was greener elsewhere, and we divorced. He paid no attention to my children or my grandchildren when they were young. He has since remarried, has a child with his current wife and acts like he’s Father of the Year. Last weekend one of my grandchildren got married. My blowhard of an ex brought a picture of himself, my son, my grandson and my greatgranddaughter saying he’d had this picture taken of four generations of the family.

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Oldest employee gets more night shifts than colleagues DEAR ABBY: I work DEAR WONDERING: in a small office with five Did you fill out a form other people. Due to the listing your availability nature of our business, as open or flexible? If so, we work various shifts modify it. If you truly feel throughout the day. you are being discrimiI am the oldest nated against because employee, and when it of your age, talk to your comes to our schedule, supervisor’s boss about it. I feel discriminated And if things are not made against. I usually get four more equitable, consider Dear Abby night shifts and one day reporting it to the Equal Jeanne Phillips shift a week. Everyone Employment Opportunity else gets one night shift Commission (EEOC). and the rest daytime shifts. The lead technician is the one who DEAR ABBY: I am asking for advice arranges our schedule. If I ask her about our daughters-in-law. We have about it, she tells me she has no one two sons whose wives want to spend else or some similar excuse when I every holiday with their parents, know she easily can change things to period. No alternating holidays. This make it more fair. I am not one of her means my husband and I spend the “buddies,” probably because I’m at holidays alone, then “get” to have a least 20 years older than the rest. get-together at a date and time conI just get very frustrated every time venient for them. I see my new schedule. Even the partI know our sons are partly at fault, time people get better hours than I but they are trying to keep peace in do. Is this discrimination? — WONtheir lives. Any suggestions would be DERING IN IOWA appreciated. One daughter-in-law

used the excuse that her grandfather is 99 and may not be around forever, to which I replied that I’m 70 and NONE of us know how long we have. We raised our daughter to respect her in-laws as well as us, and she alternates holidays. Please help with this, Abby. — MISSING OUT IN TEXAS DEAR MISSING OUT: This happens in many families. I wish I could wave a magic wand and turn your daughters-in-law into less-insensitive, more-caring people, but I can’t. Your sons are more than “partly” at fault for not insisting on fairness. Because they’re not assertive, the most pragmatic suggestion I can offer is that you make plans of your own for the holidays that don’t include them — t

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each other. With one exception, I have never been invited. That said, we have different interests outside the club. They are smart, fun, loving women. However, I have felt that on more than one occasion, a comment was directed at me that I am not welcomed. I have been told, “Don’t take it personally.” Should I? How do I address this? — HURT IN THE WEST DEAR HURT: This book club should not be your only social activity. Surely you have other interests, as these women do. If you felt a comment was made that caused you to feel unwelcome, the appropriate response would have been to say, “Would you please clarify that comment?” Or even, “My feelings are hurt. Why would you say that?” Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

DEAR ABBY: Please do not reveal my location if you print this. I live in a small town and am part of a club that meets monthly. We are less than a dozen gals who discuss a book or politics. I know they all socialize with

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ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHH You could experience a weird feeling yet be unsure as to where the irritation stems from. Use care in discussions so this feeling does not interfere until you understand it. Finances continue to be primary. Tonight: Taking a break from all the activity.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHHH You can accomplish what you want if you do not trip yourself up with words like “impossible” or “no.” A brainstorming ses-

ficult person or child with ease because of this innate skill. He or she might be upset, but not necessarily with you. Tonight: Easy works.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

HHH Your ability to look past the obvious might cause you trouble, yet other times it can prove helpful. What you see as a potential problem or issue helps you find an even better route to the same end. Tonight: Get some extra ZZZ’s.

HHH Settle in and recognize your priorities. How someone deals with a problem might be a lot different from how you would. How the problem impacts you might be a lot different. Focus on domestic and personal matters. Tonight: Let the party begin.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH Your emotional nature allows you to identify with others more easily than most people. Use this skill in a meeting or discussion. Before you know it, others will support your side of an issue. Tonight: Telling it like it is.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHH Others often follow your lead in social situations. Your knowledge tends to draw others for advice. Though you might not see the advantage of a particular situation now, you will in time. A child or loved one wants your attention. Tonight: Could be a late one.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHH Your imagination comes to the rescue more frequently than others realize. You can handle a dif-

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHH You will speak your mind. If you feel you are not heard or responded to appropriately, you will most likely escalate the issue in some way. You might find that a change in attitude could be helpful. Tonight: Make time for a neighbor.

HHHHH Reach out for someone at a distance who you care about. He or she might feel limited or off this holiday season. Your call will certainly brighten up the moment. Consider ways to help this person move through his or her mood. Tonight: Run errands on the way home.

Dear Readers: Here are some unique uses for aluminum foil: * Place a small sheet of foil under a napkin in a bread basket to keep dinner rolls warm. * Wrap steel wool soap pads in foil and store in the freezer to prevent them from rusting. * Cover edges of a pie crust with foil to keep it from burning. — Heloise

Dear Heloise: I have a white porcelain sink that’s stained. I scrub, but I can’t get it clean. How can I whiten my sink? — Loretta N., Medford, Mass. Loretta, fill your sink with just enough bleach to cover the bottom, and fill the rest of the sink with cold water and let it soak for at least half an hour. However, do not use this on colored sinks, as it might cause damage to the sink’s color. To clean colored sinks, use a mild liquid detergent or baking soda and vinegar. — Heloise

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HHHH Pay attention to an emerging issue, perhaps on the homefront. If you can nip it in the bud, you scarcely will notice a problem. Do not allow a situation to brew and cause trouble. Tonight: Happy at home.

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Dear Heloise: My garbage disposal stinks. How do I remove odors from there? — Mike W., Sturgis, S.D. Mike, mix 1/2 cup white vinegar with enough water to fill an ice cube tray, then freeze it. When the vinegar cubes are hard, remove them and put them in the garbage disposal, then turn it on. This will freshen and clean the disposal and the blades. — Heloise

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

HHHHH Reach out for a friend who might be overwhelmed by all the holiday hoopla. You cannot prevent another person from handling a problem in a different manner than you want at this time. Be a good listener. Tonight: Visit over dinner.


DUSTY LAMPSHADE Dear Heloise: I have five lampshades that have accordion pleats. They’re dusty, and I can’t get the dust out. Help! — Rhonda Y., Dime Box, Texas Rhonda, take your lampshades outside. Using a clean paintbrush, brush downward in the valleys. After that, take them inside and vacuum the lampshades with the brush attachment. — Heloise

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HHHH Reach out for someone at a distance who you rarely visit. He or she has a fun-loving nature that you enjoy. Sometimes, even at this time of year, you can feel weighed down. Nevertheless, you will enjoy a conversation with this person. Tonight: Ever playful.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

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BORN TODAY Actor Kirk Douglas (1916), actor Beau Bridges (1941), Indian politician Sonia Gandhi (1946)

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This year, you have an opportunity to stabilize your day-to-day life. Even with additional excitement, certainty becomes more regular. If single, you could meet someone going off to work or even just shopping. You do not need to push. If attached, the two of you often enjoy your home life together. You can be found chatting around a warm fireplace or making a meal together, laughing away. This closeness creates a strong bond. TAURUS is as stubborn as you are adventurous. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult

sion helps you open up to vistas yet unseen. Let go of restrictions that are not necessary. Tonight: Put on some great Christmas music.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Dec. 9, 2019:


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DOONESBURY/ by Garry Trudeau

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See full recipe, page 6 What’s inside Rita’s cookies Easy no-bake cookies Pistachio ice cream pie Alaska cranberry sauce Double-layer pumpkin cheesecake Pumpkin bread Vegetable lasagna Chicken soup with vegetables

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Rita’s cookies, Page 2

Alaska cranberry sauce, Page 4

2019 Holiday Gift Guide — 2 12 cups oats (I use 10 cups old fashioned oats and 2 cups quick oats. You’re still counting out loud, right?) 2 cups (or 3; 4 is most popular) chocolate chips (optional) (I use 3 cups chocolate and 1 cup white chocolate chips.) 4 generous cups soaked-until-plump raisins (round-the-clock works best). This is 4 cups of soaked raisins, approximately 3 cups of dried raisins, not four cups of raisins, soaked, though I’ve never tried soaking 4 cups of dried raisins to see how many cups of plumped-up raisins that would make. A few extra raisins probably couldn’t hurt.)


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Rita Eddy’s oatmeal cookies are a favorite of the Clarion newsroom.

RITA EDDY Those at the Clarion, and many in the community, are familiar with Rita’s oatmeal cookies, which she generously heaps upon us on her regular visits to our newsroom. Rita says this recipe is “primarily the recipe on the oatmeal box. The only deviations are that I quadruple it, soak the raisins, and, in compliance to various requests over the years, add chocolate chips and a couple of extra spices.” Oatmeal-raisin and/or chocolate chip cookies Tips Use a huge mixing bowl. Mine is a large stainless steel job, about 17 inches across and maybe 5 inches deep. IMPORTANT SUGGESTION: When you’re measuring, COUNT OUT LOUD! Never mind if casual onlookers make fun of you. If the phone rings or someone enters the room speaking or ANYTHING interrupts you while you’re count-

ing to numbers above two (or maybe even above one), you could be left with a blank look on your face, and being off in your count isn’t a good thing, except with the chocolate chips or raisins.

Cream margarine or butter (or soften in barely warm oven — it’s even OK if you accidentally melt the margarine/butter or, on rare occasions, forget and turn the oven on to preheat and REALLY melt the stuff.) Add sugars. Cream like crazy. Beat eggs and vanilla. Add to butter and sugars — mix. Stir a lot. (Using the back of the spoon is best.) I let the stuff sit awhile at this point, because there are occasionally sugar lumps that need to soak a little while, so they’ll mix in better. Add flours, baking soda and spices. Stir, stir,

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Ingredients 8 sticks or 2 pounds margarine or butter (I use margarine.) 4 cups firmly packed brown sugar 2 cups granulated sugar 8 extra large eggs (I’ve never tried any smaller eggs, so I assume X-L are the best size.) 4 tablespoons vanilla (My “tablespoon” is the cap of a gallon-size jug of imitation vanilla, but an official measuring spoon tablespoon works OK, too.) 6 cups flour (I mix white and whole wheat flour, at a ratio according to whim.) 4 generous teaspoons baking soda 4 teaspoons cinnamon 3 teaspoons nutmeg 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (The nutmeg and pumpkin pie spice are diversions from the Quaker recipe. I use an imprecise regular silverware teaspoon, not a regulation measuring spoon; both types work. Pumpkin pie spice can substitute for them all.)

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stir. Add oats. More stirring. Drain and add raisins and chocolate chips. Mix thoroughly. Could bake now, but refrigerating overnight is better. I store the dough in a smaller bowl, about 12 inches across by maybe 3 inches or 4 inches deep, covered with plastic wrap, because that fits in the fridge. Fresh dough makes flatter cookies than the refrigerated stuff, but both results are yummy. Bake rounded teaspoonfuls (about the size of a ping-pong or golf ball) at 350 degrees for 15 minutes, sometimes a little longer, depending on the oven. I always check other ovens at 15 minutes, then usually end up adding a couple of extra minutes a time or two. Sometimes that means around 20 minutes or more, but I’ve never been comfortable about setting the timer for 20. (Actually, with a new oven, I’m up to 25 minutes now. Could be, all those chocolate chips make things bake slower, or my settings are off.) Remove from cookie sheet onto a sheet of parchment right away and cover with another sheet of parchment and maybe a dish towel, too, while cooling. Store in covered or sealable containers to keep moist. Makes about 10 dozen cookies, maybe a little less.

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2019 Holiday Gift Guide — 3 JEFF HELMINIAK This is a favorite Jeff grew up on and which likely informs his adult love of ice cream sandwiches. Jeff said his mom doesn’t know much about how the recipe came to be, except that it was passed along on a piece of paper from her mother. She’s happy, he said, to have it live on through the generations.

the chocolate.) 1 1/2 cups milk Add one quart vanilla ice cream and spread on top of crackers. Freeze until hard. Then spread Lucky Whip or Dream Whip on top (I use Cool Whip.) Sprinkle with crushed Heath Bars (I use Heath milk chocolate English toffee bits found in the baking section of the grocery store close to chocolate chips. You can buy Heath Bars and crush them.)

Pistachio Ice Cream Pie Ingredients

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Diane Somers provided this recipe for Easy No-Bake Cookies.

DIANE SOMERS Diane says: This is the only thing I ever make my husband when he deserves a dessert! Easy No-Bake Cookies Ingredients 2 cups sugar 1/2 cup milk 1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats 1 cup smooth peanut butter 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract Large pinch kosher salt

1 Row Ritz Crackers (about 33 — note — I use about a row and a half) 6 tablespoons oleo (these days one would probably use butter or margarine), melted Crush crackers; mix with oleo and press in 9x13 pan

Beat 1 minute:

Directions I always double the recipe — they can be frozen for later. Line a baking sheet with wax paper or parchment. Bring the sugar, milk, butter and cocoa to a boil in a medium saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally. Bring to boil VERY slowly then let boil for 1 minute. Remove from the heat. Add the oats, peanut butter, vanilla and salt, and stir to combine. Drop teaspoonfuls of the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet, and let sit at room temperature until cooled and hardened, about 30 minutes. Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to three days.

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2019 Holiday Gift Guide — 4 VICTORIA PETERSEN Victoria says: The Kenai Peninsula is a great place for wild, lowbush cranberry picking. Our family picked some cranberries earlier this month, which we froze for later use. I used my frozen cranberries straight from the freezer for this recipe. This is an amalgamation of two recipes, one from Anthony Bourdain’s “Appetites” cookbook and the other from Alaska-local Kim Sunee’s “A Mouthful of Stars” cookbook. Both books have a Thanksgiving section full of other great recipes. This is an easy recipe to make ahead of time. Alaska cranberry sauce Ingredients 1 cup of cranberries (preferably local, frozen or fresh) 2 tangerines cut into small pieces, including the rind 3/4 cup of sugar (it’s a lot, but it’s a holiday) A pinch of cinnamon

Directions Place cranberries, chopped up tangerines, sugar and a pinch of cinnamon in a food processor. Pulse until mostly smooth with some cranberry chunks. Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion

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BRIAN MAZUREK ½ teaspoon vanilla extract 2 eggs Brian says: This is probably my 1 9-inch prepared graham cracker pie all-time favorite fall dessert. My crust stepmom was the first one to intro½ cup pumpkin puree duce me to pumpkin cheesecake at ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon Thanksgiving when I was maybe 9 1 pinch ground cloves 1 pinch ground nutmeg or 10. Before I tried it, I wasn’t a ½ cup frozen whipped topping, thawed fan of pumpkin pie or cheesecake, but the combination was just too Directions good to pass up. I think the pumpkin Preheat oven to 325 F does a great job of balancing out In a large mixing bowl, combine cream the richness of the cream cheese, cheese, sugar and vanilla. (Remember to because sometimes cheesecake is so soften the cream cheese ahead of time, or you’ll end up with cream cheese chunks rich that it’s hard to eat more than a in your pie.) small piece. I make this every year Blend in the eggs one at a time. Remove 1 cup of the batter and spread into to share a little slice of my childbottom of crust; set aside. hood memories with the ones I love. Double-layer pumpkin cheesecake Recipe from

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Add pumpkin puree, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg to remaining batter and stir gently until well blended. Carefully spread the rest of the batter on top of the bottom layer in the crust. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until center is almost set. Allow to cool, then refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight. Cover with whipped topping before serving.

2019 Holiday Gift Guide — 5 ERIN THOMPSON Erin says: Despite the popularity of pumpkin breads, especially around the holiday season, I’ve found it surprisingly difficult to find a recipe that didn’t produce something hard and dry or that was undercooked the middle but burnt on the edges. I finally found this recipe for “Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread,” surprisingly, from

Pumpkin Bread Ingredients 1 15-ounce pumpkin puree 4 eggs 1 cup vegetable oil 2/3 cup water 3 cups white sugar 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (or more) 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves (if you’re into cloves)

I amped up the spices (you can never have too many cloves) and Directions switched out the water for soy Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour 1 milk — but any kind of liquid will tube pan, large Bundt or 3 7x3 loaf pans (or work. I make this in a tube baking whatever size you feel like). In large bowl, mix together pumpkin puree, pan, but it can be made in loaves eggs, oil, water/milk and sugar until well blended. or a (large) Bundt pan.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt and spices. Stir the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture until just blended. Pour into prepared pans.

1 tablespoon olive oil (or whichever oil KAT SORENSEN you prefer) This lasagna recipe replaces meat with heaps of vegetables and cheese with hummus and nu- Directions Bring large pot of water to a boil, cook latritional yeast, making it vegsagna noodles until al dente. an friendly and lighter on the On a large skillet over medium heat saute calories. zucchini and mushrooms in olive oil with

Vegetable lasagna Ingredients 12 lasagna noodles 1 finely chopped zucchini 12 ounces of sliced mushrooms 1 12-ounce package of frozen spinach 2 jars or marinara sauce (or about 8 cups if you want to make your own!) 2 packages of extra firm tofu A heaping cup of garlic hummus 1/2 cup of nutritional yeast Some fresh, chopped basil 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon sea salt

a dash of salt and pepper. Add spinach and cook for another 5 or so minutes. Drain the tofu and place in a separate, large bowl. Crumble it up with your hands. Add hummus, nutritional yeast, basil, salt and garlic powder and stir it all together with your hands until it looks like ricotta cheese, a semi-smooth texture. Pour a cup of marinara on the bottom of your lasagna baking dish. Fill the bottom of the pan with noodles, then add a layer of the ricotta followed by a layer of the sauteed vegetables. Repeat with more noodles, finish with a layer of noodles, sauce and some basil with a sprinkling of nutritional yeast. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes at 350 F.

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This recipe makes a lot, so make sure to bake in a large tube pan or several bread pans.

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2019 Holiday Gift Guide — 6 Victoria Petersen Victoria says: This recipe is from my college days when I wrote a cooking column at The Northern Light newspaper at UAA. My friend and I wanted something quick and sweet to bake that we could share with friends for the holidays.

This recipe is very versatile. My cousin gave me a whole bag of powdered saffron they got in Turkey and I wanted to make a doughnut that was inspired by the flavors of the Middle East, like rose, saffron, cardamom and pistachios. This is just one version of this doughnut. I’ve made the same recipe, but instead of saffron I added some powdered matcha tea and covered it in a chocolate glaze. It’s the perfect recipe to test your creative culinary ideas with.

I prefer a mini doughnut pan, which are like muffin pans, but better. I’ve used the recipe on a normal-sized doughnut pan, too, and it works well either way, just adjust how long it’s in the oven so you don’t over or under bake. You can find mini or regular size

doughnut pans at most kitchen stores. Saffron and rosewater baked doughnuts or The most versatile baked doughnut recipe Ingredients 1 1/4 cups flour 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon saffron, ground 2/3 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup whole milk 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Glaze 1 cup powdered sugar 2 teaspoons of rose water 2-4 tablespoons milk

Directions Preheat oven to 350 F. 1. Mix all dry ingredients — flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and saffron in a small bowl. In a separate bowl, mix the wet ingredients — oil, milk, egg, vinegar and vanilla until mixed thoroughly. 2. Combine the dry and wet ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer, or into a separate bowl to mix by hand. Mix until combined. Be careful not to over-mix. 3. Place the batter into a piping bag. A zipper storage bag works just fine. Use the piping bag to squeeze the batter into doughnut mold. Make sure to pipe the pan only half full to allow room for the doughnuts to rise.

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Victoria Petersen’s recipe for saffron and rosewater baked doughnuts was developed during her college years and is inspired by the flavors of the Middle East. 4. Bake for 8 minutes. Let the doughnuts cool completely before icing them. While the doughnuts are cooling, make

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2019 Holiday Gift Guide — 7 VICTORIA PETERSEN A small amount of turmeric goes a long way — the final product is a bright yellow hue and has the warm, distinctive flavor reminiscent of traditional Indian cooking. The coconut milk and lack of flour also keeps it glutenand dairy-free. Turmeric coconut custard pie (From Bon Appétit) Ingredients Crust and Topping 1¼ cups shredded unsweetened coconut ½ cup slivered or sliced almonds ¼ cup old-fashioned oats 2 tablespoons light brown sugar 1 large egg white A pinch of kosher salt ¼ cup unsweetened coconut flakes 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric Filling 2 15-ounce cans unsweetened coconut milk 16 cardamom pods, lightly crushed 2 3-inch cinnamon sticks, lightly crushed 1 1-inch piece ginger, peeled, finely grated A large pinch of freshly ground black pepper 1½ teaspoons plus ½ teaspoon ground turmeric, divided

JOEY KLECKA This is an heirloom Bohemian recipe passed along Joey’s family inside an old recipe book. The book features a collection of traditional recipes from the Czech Republic and was used by family friends in the greater Chicago area, where Joey’s parents were raised. The dumplings recipe is

4 large egg yolks ¼ cup cornstarch ¼ teaspoon kosher salt ½ cup plus 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup, divided 3 tablespoons virgin coconut oil Special Equipment A 9-inch pie pan

Directions Crust and Topping Preheat oven to 325 F. Process shredded coconut, almonds, oats, and brown sugar in a food processor until very finely chopped, about 2 minutes. Add egg white and salt and pulse until dough begins to form a ball. Using damp fingers, press dough into bottom and 1-inch up sides of pie pan. Smooth with a flat-bottomed measuring cup. Bake crust until evenly browned and toasty-smelling, 20–25 minutes. Let cool. Meanwhile, toss coconut flakes, maple syrup, and turmeric on a small rimmed baking sheet until coated. Bake coconut topping until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Let cool. Do Ahead: Topping can be made 1 day ahead. Store in an airtight container at room temperature. Filling Bring coconut milk, cardamom, cinnamon sticks, ginger, pepper, and 1½ teaspoon turmeric to a simmer in a large saucepan over medium heat. Remove from heat, cover, and let infuse 20 minutes. Combine egg yolks, cornstarch, salt, and ½ cup maple syrup in a large bowl. Whisk until very smooth. Stir together remaining ½ teaspoon turmeric and 1 teaspoon maple syrup in a small bowl; set aside. Whisking constantly, strain infused coconut milk through a fine-mesh sieve into egg yolk mixture; discard solids.

one the Klecka family enjoys each Thanksgiving. Light and fluffy yeast dumplings Ingredients 3 eggs 1/2 cup milk, lukewarm 1 teaspoon salt 2 and 2/3 cups flour

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Turmeric coconut custard pie is gluten and dairy free. Return custard to saucepan. Heat over medium and cook, whisking constantly, until custard is thick and bubbling, 3–4 minutes. Remove from heat and, working quickly, add coconut oil and stir until smooth. Immediately pour custard into crust, filling as high as the crust allows without spilling over. Drizzle maple-turmeric syrup over and swirl decoratively by dragging the handle of a small spoon or chopstick through filling several times. Press a large piece of plastic wrap onto surface of pie and cool until set, at least 2 hours. Top with coconut flake mixture before serving. • Do Ahead: Pie can be made 3 days ahead. Keep chilled.

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2019 Holiday Gift Guide — 8 FRANK GOLDTHWAITE This recipe comes from an heirloom cookbook, the original copy of which Clarion’s pressman, Frank Goldthwaite, reluctantly lent us so we could copy down the recipes from the somewhat fragile paperback. The recipes are triedand-true, however, and perfect for holiday leftovers. Cream of chicken with vegetables From “Soup” by Coralie Castle, Charles Scribner’s Son’s, New York, 1971 Ingredients 2 and 1/2 3-pound chickens 2 cups beef stock 1 onion stuck with three cloves

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Turkey with oysters Ingredients 2 cups celery, sliced on diagonal 1/2 cup each diced onion and leeks 1 minced garlic clove 1/4 cup butter and/or rendered chicken fat 5 tablespoons flour 2 cups milk or half-and-half cream

GREG HARRINGTON SAUMON AU CHAMPAGNE Ingredients 6 salmon fillets (about ½ pound each) 1 1/2 cups dry champagne or sparkling wine Bay leaf (4) Peppercorns 4 tablespoons butter 1/2 pound sliced mushrooms 3 tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped Salt Pepper Pinch of sugar 1 teaspoon corn starch 1 1/2 cups heavy cream

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3 cups rich turkey stock 3 cups diced leftover turkey 1/2 teaspoon each nutmeg and white pepper 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 pint oysters 1 tablespoon butter minced parsley

Directions Sautee celery, onion, leeks and garlic in butter and/or fat until onions are soft. Sprinkle with flour, cook and stir 3 minutes, and gradually add milk and/or cream and stock. Cook and stir until smooth and thickened. Add turkey, reheat and season with nutmeg, pepper, salt and lemon juice. Adjust to taste. Frizzle oysters and their juice in butter until edges curl. Add to hot soup and serve immediately with a generous sprinkling of minced parsley. Or, finely minced raw celery and leaves enhance the flavor; sprinkle on top. Serves 6

the salmon. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until done. While salmon is baking, prepare the sauce. Melt the butter in a saute pan. When the butter is very hot, add the mushrooms, a few at a time. Saute over high heat until nicely browned. Add tomatoes and continue cooking over high heat until all the liquid evaporates. Season with salt, pepper and sugar. Set aside until needed. Remove the fish from the oven and keep warm. Pour the poaching liquid into a saute pan and reduce to 3 tablespoons. Add to the vegetable mixture. Mix cornstarch into the heavy cream. Return the vegetable mixture to the heat and slowly stir in the heavy cream. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat slightly, and continue cooking until thickened. It should be thick enough to coat the fish nicely. Arrange the salmon on a flameproof serving platter. Spoon some of the sauce over each fillet. Run under the broiler until top in nicely browned.

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December 08, 2019 edition of the Peninsula Clarion

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