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Wasilla man dies in crash of 2 pickups WASILLA — A Wasilla man died in a crash of two pickups southwest of the city. William Arndt, 66, died Monday night of injuries suffered in a crash on Knik-Goose Bay Road. Alaska State Troopers determined that Wasilla resident Susan Kaltenbacher, 69, was behind the wheel of a northbound three-quarter-ton pickup shortly before 7 p.m. She lost control of the truck and it crossed into the southbound lane, where it struck a pickup driven by Arndt. Emergency responders transported Arndt to Mat-Su Regional Hospital. Hospital staff pronounced him dead shortly before 8:30 p.m. Kaltenbacher also was transported to the hospital.

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Peninsula recovers from severe weather Warm temperatures and rain are still forecast to continue in some areas, which could impact different areas of the peninsula. By Victoria Petersen Peninsula Clarion

Recent winds and rain have caused power outages, landslides and flooding across the peninsula, prompting a two-hour delay start for all schools Tuesday morning

and temporary road closures in some areas. In a Tuesday afternoon video update, Kenai Peninsula Borough Emergency Manager Dan Nelson told residents that the state Department of Transportation and borough responders were working

to clear roads. “We had some closures this morning, but things are getting a little bit back to a normal weather pattern,” Nelson said. Almost 4,000 members lost power early this week due to high winds, a Tuesday press release from Homer Electric Association said. As of Tuesday, all members affected by that outage had their power restored.

As snow melts from power lines and weakened trees settle, however, more power outages may continue, according to the release. Warm temperatures and rain are still forecast to continue in some areas, which could impact different areas of the peninsula, Nelson said. The flood warning for the Anchor River, issued by the National See weather, Page A2

School board seeks full funding from state By Victoria Petersen Peninsula Clarion

Man to accept 4-month sentence for killing polar bear ANCHORAGE — An Alaska man has agreed to plead guilty to killing a polar bear without harvesting its meat, authorities said. Chris Gordon of Kaktovik reached a plea deal with prosecutors in which he will accept a maximum prison sentence of four months and a $4,500 fine, Alaska’s Energy Desk reported. The killing violated the Marine Mammal Protection Act, authorities said. The whaling captain is also expected to agree not to hunt marine mammals except bowhead whales for a year after sentencing. Gordon was charged in July with a single count of “wasteful taking of marine mammal.” Gordon shot the polar bear in front of his house after it was attracted by butchered whale meat in his front yard, authorities said. Gordon acknowledged he failed to use bear-resistant food storage lockers for the whale meat and that a snow removal vehicle moved the polar bear carcass a few weeks after Gordon killed it. Several months after that he “caused the polar bear carcass to be discarded and burned in the Kaktovik dump

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Organizers for Project Homeless Connect meet Tuesday at the Independent Living Center in Kalifornsky.

Opportunity to Connect Project Homeless Connect volunteers can sign up for part of the day or all day, and are needed to run the food pantry and clothing booths By Brian Mazurek Peninsula Clarion

Project Homeless Connect 2020 has just about everything it needs to be a success, but it’s missing volunteers. Organizers for the project met on Tuesday at the Independent Living Center on Kalifornsky Beach Road to discuss what is still needed for the event in terms of supplies, services and volunteers. During the discussion, it

was made clear that more volunteers are needed to fill in the gaps, especially as companions for the participants. Project Homeless Connect is an annual event in Soldotna that provides a one-stop shop for those experiencing or who are at risk of homelessness. During the event, community members can come in for a free meal, blankets, clothes, diapers, shower and laundry vouchers, haircuts and a number of other services all provided at

no cost. Similar events occur in other parts of Alaska, including Anchorage and Juneau, and this year events will be taking place in Homer and Seward to cover the entire peninsula. Upon arrival to the event, participants are asked to fill out a survey asking for information regarding the size of their household, how long they have been homeless, their reason for becoming See connect, Page A2

The school board is calling on Gov. Mike Dunleavy and the Kenai Peninsula legislative delegation to provide adequate funding in the upcoming budget process. During its Monday meeting, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education unanimously passed a resolution to send a letter, dated Dec. 3, to Dunleavy and peninsula state representatives and senators. The letter asks Dunleavy to consider fully funding education as he creates his proposed FY 2021 budget, which is expected to be released this week. The school board is asking for full funding “to meet increasing costs and the diverse and significant needs of Alaska students.” “Our success in schools and our graduation rate continue to rise,” the letter said. “Simultaneously, we have seen a rise in OCS and suicide risk referrals, and students who experience homelessness. The socialemotional health of our students is a priority in our district, and the investment to fully fund education for Alaska students is a promise for our future.” The board’s letter also asks the state for early notification funding, saying it’s critical for sound financial management, stability, a focus on learning and for the recruitment and retention of quality educators. “The KPBSD is accountable for the dollars entrusted to it and supports measures that will allow our district to operate in a more efficient manner,” the letter said.

City to vote on funds for drug task force officer By Brian Mazurek Peninsula Clarion

The Kenai City Council will be voting next week to authorize additional funds for a Kenai Police Officer’s participation in statewide efforts to crack down on drug trafficking. Ordinance 3100-2019, introduced by the council on Dec. 4, would increase estimated revenues and

appropriations for the city’s General Fund by $4,786.53. That amount represents 79.5 hours of overtime worked by one officer in the department between Oct. 2018 and April 2019, Kenai Police Chief David Ross said on Tuesday. During that time, an officer with the Kenai Police Department was a member of the regional drug task force for the Southcentral area of

Alaska. For that reason, the costs associated with the officer’s involvement and overtime work are paid for through Alaska’s designation as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA). Last year, Alaska became the 29th HIDTA-designated area in the country, which is a designation used by the Drug Enforcement Administration to provide additional federal resources

to areas that have been determined to be “critical” drug trafficking regions in the country. Michael Troster, director of the Alaska HIDTA, said on Tuesday that the designation allows Alaska to receive about $2.5 million per fiscal year that is used to bolster local drug enforcement efforts. Precincts like See officer, Page A2

Impeachment charges: Trump ‘betrayed’ U.S. By Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick Associated Press

WASHINGTON — House Democrats announced two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Tuesday, declaring he “betrayed the nation” with his actions toward Ukraine as they pushed toward historic proceedings that are certain to help define his presidency and shape the 2020 election. The specific charges aimed at

removing the 45th president of the U.S.: Abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Speaker Nancy Pelosi, flanked by the chairmen of impeachment inquiry committees at the U.S. Capitol, said they were upholding their solemn oath to defend the Constitution. Trump responded angrily on Twitter: “WITCH HUNT!” Voting is expected in a matter of days by the Judiciary Committee, which begins deliberations Wednesday, and by Christmas in the full

House. The charges, if approved, would then be sent to the Senate, where the Republican majority would be unlikely to convict Trump, but not without a potentially bitter trial just as voters in Iowa and other early presidential primary states begin making their choices. In the formal articles announced Tuesday, the Democrats said Trump enlisted a foreign power in “corrupting” the U.S. election process and endangered national security by asking Ukraine to investigate his

political rivals, including Democrat Joe Biden, while withholding U.S. military aid as leverage. That benefited Russia over the U.S. as America’s ally fought Russian aggression, the Democrats said. Trump then obstructed Congress by ordering current and former officials to defy House subpoenas for testimony and by blocking access to documents, the charges say. By his conduct, Trump “demonstrated he See charges, Page A13


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Oceanic and Atmospheric Association Monday, was extended until late Tuesday night. Rainfall combined with snowmelt over the past two days caused a significant rise in small streams and rivers on the Kenai Peninsula, the warning

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the Kenai Police Department have to cover their

costs associated with drug enforcement upfront and are then reimbursed through the HIDTA program, Troster said. HIDTA-designated areas have to meet the following four criteria in order to

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said Tuesday. The Anchor River in Anchor Point is expected to remain in flood stage until Tuesday evening. Roads and highways in the area are currently experienced high water issues and some may be damaged or flooded. Sterling Highway, near Mile 160, could be inundated with flood water, the warning said, and local shops, campgrounds and cabins downstream might remain flooded into

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Tuesday evening. If residents encounter a flooded road, NOAA encourages drivers to turn around. When driving at night, be especially cautious since it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding in the dark, the warning said. Last Friday, the borough issued an emergency disaster declaration after winds and rains caused widespread power outages and extensive damage in Seldovia.

receive the federal funding: 1. The area is a significant center of illegal drug production, manufacturing, importation, or distribution; 2. State, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies

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The declaration was also issued to prep for imminent impacts caused by the storm system that came through this last weekend and early this week. “The weather information we received was somewhat uncertain in specifics, but we knew there would be widespread impacts,” Nelson said. Nelson said that declaration allows for the borough to initiate its emergency operations

have committed resources to respond to the drug trafficking problem in the area, thereby indicating a determination to respond aggressively to the problem; 3. Drug-related activities in the area are having a significant harmful impact in the area, and in other areas of the country; and 4. A significant increase in allocation of federal resources is necessary to respond adequately to drugrelated activities in the area. The Kenai Police officer was a member of the regional drug task force until April of this year, when Ross said that

plan and its incident management team, which is made up of borough employees who are specially trained in logistics and coordination. “The incident management team is a group of borough employees that take extra training and extra job responsibilities to go away from their normal job in an emergency and help with the coordination and response aspect of borough operations,” Nelson said.

a staffing shortage forced the department to pull their officer out of the task force. Troster said that the HIDTA-designation has led to an increase in drugrelated arrests in the state, but warned that higher arrest numbers don’t necessarily translate to less drug-related activity. “You could arrest 10 people and seize $100,000 worth of illegal drugs, but unless you’ve actually disrupted or dismantled the organization the impact is hard to measure,” Troster said. For that reason, Troster said that “success” in

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homeless and other demographic information that is used by the Department of Housing and Urban Development to assess the extent of the homelessness problem in the region. After intake is complete, a volunteer companion is assigned to each participant to walk them through the event and help them find all the resources to meet their specific needs, whether it is getting food and a collar for their pet, substance abuse treatment, veteran’s services or anything else offered throughout the day. Beth Selby, volunteer chair for Project Homeless Connect, said that as of now she only has three volunteers who have agreed to be a companion for the whole day. Volunteers can sign up for part of the day or all day, and volunteers are needed to run the food pantry and clothing booths as well. Kathy Gensel, co-chair of the event’s steering committee, said that Skyview Middle School’s Student Council had offered to volunteer for the day, and Gensel suggested that the youth volunteers run the food pantry and clothing booths. Another part of the discussion revolved

HIDTA-designated areas is measured by the number of criminal drug operations that have been dismantled or disrupted, as well as the return on investment — how the amount of money spent in an area compares to the value of assets seized in enforcement efforts. Troster did not have specific numbers on how many operations had been disrupted since Alaska’s HIDTA designation. The ordinance approving the reimbursed funds will be voted on by Kenai City Council at their next meeting, Dec. 18.

around supplying enough food for the day. Jodi Stuart, publicity chair for the event, said that this year she wanted to encourage more of the community to come out and have lunch, even if they aren’t in need of other services. “It is always our hope that we break the stigma of those individuals that we serve on a day-to-day basis,” Stuart said. “And the only way we can do that is if we have normal, regular Joe Blows and Jane Does come in, have a seat, and have a conversation with people and found out how they got to where they are, the things they like, the things they hate. You know, the things that make them people. We need to bring the humanity into it.” To that end, the organizers plan to have enough food to feed about 400 people. Between donations of soups, salads and sandwiches from the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank and local businesses like Odie’s Deli in Soldotna, they expect to have plenty to go around. Some of the organizers recommended having vegetarian and gluten-free options so that those with restrictive diets will still have the opportunity to eat. Project Homeless Connect will take place on Jan. 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. Those who wish to volunteer can contact Stuart at 907-283-3125.

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without ever using or salvaging any of its parts,” the plea agreement said. The snow removal vehicle also ripped a paw from the bear. He told federal agents they could take the paw because it would “save me a trip to the dump,” the agreement said. The Marine Mammal Protection Act allows the killing of animals in self-defense, but the plea agreement said that is not why Gordon

shot the polar bear. A spokeswoman for the Anchorage-based federal prosecutors declined to comment. Gordon’s defense attorney Brian Stibitz did not immediately return a message from the Associated Press seeking comment.

Pipeline passes milestone of 18 billion barrels ANCHORAGE — The trans-Alaska pipeline has reached a milestone of 18 billion barrels pumped, officials said.

The pipeline carrying Alaska’s oil from Prudhoe Bay to the shipping port of Valdez reached the milestone on Friday, KTUU-TV reported Monday. Pipeline operator Alyeska Pipeline Service Company said $145 billion in revenue from North Slope crude oil has been raised for Alaska. The pipeline hit the 17 billion barrel mark five years ago, officials said. The new level was reached as the Alaska Department of Revenue released a fall revenue forecast with falling projections for oil production. “New fields offer tremendous potential to

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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,” Acting Revenue Commissioner Michael Barnhill wrote to Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy. A new state oil tax initiative is aimed at raising taxes on legacy fields, which advocates said could help bridge the state’s budget deficit. Higher taxes have the potential to kill future investment, some oil industry officials said. — Associated Press

around the peninsula Kenai River Special Management Area Advisory Board meeting The Kenai River Special Management Area Advisory Board will meet on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 5:30 p.m. at the Gilman River Center on Funny River Road, Soldotna. Agenda topics include committee and agency reports. The public is welcome to attend. If you have any questions about the meeting you can contact Jack Blackwell at 907-262-5581, Ext 21.

Kenai/Soldotna Fish and Game Advisory Committee meeting The Kenai/Soldotna Fish and Game Advisory Committee will be holding a public meeting in Kenai at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture building at 40610 Kalifornsky Beach Road on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m. Agenda topics will include Upper Cook Inlet Finfish proposals and any Board of Game proposals that may be brought before the committee. For more information contact Mike Crawford at 252-2919 or contact ADF&G Boards Support at 907-267-2354.

Holiday art sale/art showing Join us for a holiday art sale/showing by local artists Kaitlin Vadla and Sarah Youngren Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 12-14, from 2-6 p.m. at the Cook Inletkeeper climate action studio 35911 Kenai Spur Highway, unit 13. We have originals, prints, cards, blankets, and more available for sale. Shop local, support your community! Art makes great gifts! A percentage of each sale supports the Community Action Studio. If these hours don’t work for you, contact us 907-394-8103 or 907-252-6525.

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@ or call 252-6297.

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Homer Fish and Game Advisory Committee meeting

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The Homer Fish and Game Advisory Committee will be holding a public meeting in Homer at the KBRR Building at 2181 Kachemak Drive onTuesday, Dec. 17 at 6 p.m. 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 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 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.

Kenai Peninsula Woodturners The Kenai Peninsula Woodturners will hold their monthly meeting at 1 p.m. this Saturday, Dec. 14. Location is the log building, Mile 100 on the Sterling Highway, just a few miles south of Soldotna where Echo Lake Road meets the highway. There will be a demonstration on turning candlesticks. Non-members are welcome. Questions? Call 801-543-9122.

Totem Tracers Genealogical Society The Totem Tracers Genealogical Society will have a December Social on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 1 p.m. at the Kenai Community Library. It will be a side dish potluck with sandwiches provided. Party with fun, games and prizes. Public is welcome.

Christmas Comes to Nikiski North Peninsula Recreation Service Area will host 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

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 Any questions, please call Mallory Millay at 260-2701 or email at Mallory.

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

Volleyball Club tryouts rescheduled Peninsula Midnight Sun Volleyball Club has rescheduled tryouts to Dec. 11 and 12. Tryouts will be at the Kenai Middle School Dec. 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 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,

College Heights Baptist Church Friday, Dec. 13 - Monday Dec. 16 • 5:00 - 8:00 pm - Free Admission This Christmas season will be like no other you have ever experienced! Imagine being able to step back in time more than 2000 years. Stroll through the ancient streets of Bethlehem as you await the arrival of Mary & Joseph @ 5:30, 6:15, 7:00 & 7:45 nightly and the birth of the baby Jesus.

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National leaders are failing the people who feed us


armers and ranchers have enough of their own challenges — fickle weather, food labeling concerns and how to cater to consumers’ evolving tastes, just to name a few. What they don’t need are additional woes from Washington, D.C. But that’s what they’re getting, in bulk supplies. In what should be a banner year for Kansas farmers, with plentiful rain and high production, they tell The Star that prices and profitability have been sharply and artificially depressed due to trade wars and legislative lethargy. “So far, I see no progress,” says Republican Kansas state Rep. Don Hineman, a farmer himself. There have been promises of progress in trade negotiations, but Hineman says farmers are feeling like Charlie Brown trying to kick a football that keeps getting pulled away. Kansas Livestock Association vice president of communications Scarlett Hagins said a big topic at the association’s convention in Wichita this week was better labeling on meat alternatives, which members want legislators to address in the session starting next month. But tariffs are a big concern too, she says, as is Congress’ failure to approve the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, NAFTA’s proposed replacement. “That’s something our members really want to see get done,” she said of the USMCA. International trade, Hagins says, adds more than $300 per head in value to cattle. The administration’s massive farm subsidies under what’s known as the Market Facilitation Program — at $28 billion and counting, already far eclipsing the $12 billion auto industry bailout of 2008 and 2009 — have failed to prevent the heartland’s erosion of confidence in the president’s tactics. For one thing, as Bloomberg News reports, 50% of the subsidies have gone to 10% of recipients. And ever-practical farmers wonder how long this can go on — as dependence on the federal payments colors how farmers plan to plant next year. If at all. “I think it’s absolutely affecting farmers and ranchers, and especially in an election year,” says Louisburg-area cow-calf rancher Aimee Williams. “It’s a critical time. Some of these decisions can impact generations-long family farms that are struggling to make ends meet.” “Many of us fear it could be a long-term proposition,” Hineman adds. International trade, Hineman says, depends largely on trust and predictability. And once a customer such as China finds new suppliers, it is slow to return to previous markets — if it ever does. Though a Republican, Hineman would nonetheless tell the president to “get over this nonsense of trade wars” and work on freeing up markets. Yet the president just announced new tariffs on steel and aluminum from Brazil and Argentina for “a massive devaluation of their currencies” that is hurting American farmers. France may be next for tariffs. Williams’ operation is insulated from much of the trade war collateral damage but is still struggling with market pressures as front-end costs outpace prices at the sale barn. Other farmers and ranchers with similar cost pressures are getting further hurt by the trade disputes. Asked what she’d tell the president, Williams thinks a long moment. “Come get in the trenches,” she responds. “Come see how this works. Look at my books. “There needs to be some relief.” — The Kansas City Star, Dec. 9

letter to the editor

Vote for the candidate with experience This is a wonderfully busy time of the year — but, if you are a Soldotna resident, I hope you will take a few minutes from your holiday schedule to stop by City Hall and vote in the special election for mayor. I will be voting for Pete Sprague. He has shown his commitment and dedication to Soldotna as well as the Kenai Peninsula with his time and energy spent as Soldotna City Council member, city mayor and Borough Assembly member. His previous experience shows he is the best candidate for the job. Please take time to vote — please vote for Pete Sprague. — Rosie Reeder Soldotna

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wednesday, december 11, 2019

voices of the peninsula | Merrill Sikorski

Hilcorp has track record of doing right by the peninsula I

’ve been following the news regarding Hilcorp’s proposed buyout of BP’s Alaska assets. On the Kenai, we’re more familiar with Hilcorp than most Alaskans, because they’ve been operating in our community for almost a decade. Even with that firsthand knowledge, questions come up about whether Hilcorp will continue to be a responsible corporate citizen when they dramatically expand their footprint in Alaska. I welcome the conversations about what might happen, but I am admittedly more interested in what companies and organizations actually do versus what others think they might do — call it a bias for results. As for Hilcorp, they can point to real results that should encourage all of us. In just a few short years, Hilcorp became the dominant player in the Cook Inlet oil and gas industry. This was no “happy accident” — they worked hard and spent hundreds of millions of dollars, and it showed when oil and gas production and investment surged on the peninsula. Before long, they set their sights on the North Slope, and produced good results there, too.

Hilcorp’s decision to finally build a long-awaited cross-inlet pipeline and decommission the Drift River terminal was another indicator of their commitment to the local community. For decades, residents have been uneasy about storing oil at the foot of an active volcano. Hilcorp listened to us and spent the millions to finally make that pipeline a reality. The Cook Inlet is safer because of it. People often criticize large companies because they buy into the “big is bad” narrative. In my experience, Hilcorp busts that myth wide open by demonstrating a sincere desire to serve the communities in which they operate. They may not spend much on self-promotion, but instead do the right thing by their neighbors, day after day. We see proof of it here on the peninsula; Hilcorp has worked hard to become part of our community since they first set up shop in the inlet. How do I know? I administer the Caring for the Kenai contest, and Hilcorp has supported us since day one. Without their and other companies’ backing, this joint effort by industry, businesses, local and state government, school districts,

nonprofit organizations, environmental groups, and media would not work. We give out awards for innovative environmental solutions every year, and, more importantly, encourage students to solve real problems. We could not do it without strong corporate support. Hilcorp’s employees are our neighbors, friends, and volunteers. In a classic case of “actions speak louder than words,” Hilcorp spends more time getting the job done than talking about getting things done. This is to their credit, and should signal optimism to anyone questioning Hilcorp’s commitment to Alaska. Give me a doer over a talker any day. Hilcorp has earned my respect, and I am eager to see what they can do for the rest of the state as they make this transition. Merrill Sikorski is a former commercial fisherman who served as a professional assistant to the Joint Senate/ House Oil & Gas Committee in the 13th Alaska Legislature. He runs a public relations firm from Soldotna and is the founder of the Caring for the Kenai Environmental Awareness Contest now in its 30th year.

news & politics

A free pass for Trump? GOP presses edge in key battlegrounds By Steve Peoples and Zeke Miller Associated Press

WASHINGTON — A full year before Election Day 2020, Republicans quietly executed a “dry run” of President Donald Trump’s massive reelection machine. They activated tens of thousands of volunteers and tested phone bank capabilities and get-out-thevote operations in every state in the nation. Before and after the sprawling exercise, GOP officials coordinated thousands of “MAGA Meet ups” to organize and expand their network of Trump loyalists, paying close attention to battlegrounds like Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. And on Tuesday, Trump himself will face thousands more cheering supporters in Pennsylvania, his fourth appearance in the swing state this year. The nation’s best known Democrats, meanwhile, are pouring most of their time and resources into the states that matter most in their primary fight: Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina. Three of the four will be considered swing states next November, but they are far from the biggest electoral prizes come Election Day 2020. Defiant Democrats insist that Trump is not getting a free pass in the nation’s top general election battlegrounds. They note that the “dry run” played out on the same week that Republicans suffered embarrassing losses across several states. But others are willing to acknowledge the reality: Much of the Democratic Party’s energy and star

power will ignore critical swing states like Pennsylvania for much of the next six months. “Whomever their nominee is they’re going to come out broke and have to scale nationally overnight because the DNC lacks the resources to get it done,” said Rick Gorka, a spokesman for the GOP and Trump’s campaign, calling their operation in Pennsylvania the “biggest and baddest ground game in the state.” Nancy Patton Mills, chairwoman of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party, noted that she’s working closely with the Democratic National Committee to fund a large operation of their own, even if many Democrats are focused on primary elections hundreds of miles away. “I don’t know exactly what the Republicans did, but we’re not threatened by it at this point,” Patton Mills said. “We’re doing everything we possibly can to make sure we don’t repeat what happened in 2016.” Some Democrats are sounding the alarm. They include Michael Bloomberg, the New York Democrat who entered the presidential contest less than three weeks ago. The billionaire former mayor is building a sprawling political operation of his own, which will focus simultaneously on more than two dozen primary states and general election swing states to help ensure Trump’s operation doesn’t go unanswered. Whether he wins or loses his party’s nomination, Bloomberg says he’s devoted to spending more than $100 million to weaken Trump in swing states to help fill the void left by the Democrats’ extended

intraparty fight. The investment includes advertising and teams of paid operatives in Pennsylvania. “Of course he has an advantage,” Bloomberg campaign adviser Brynne Craig said of Trump, noting that Democrats are months away from unifying behind a nominee of their own. “He’s already running. He’s doing the events he needs to. He’s able to talk to voters in the big states that will matter in 2020.” At the same time, periodic Trump critics like Republican strategist Terry Sullivan, who has been studying public opinion in general election battlegrounds like Pennsylvania for years, says the president is doing better than his weak national favorable ratings might suggest. “He’s winning,” Sullivan said of Trump, pointing to national Democrats’ focus on impeachment. “Before Democrats started on impeachment, he was actually his own worst enemy in a lot of these states. But this has actually helped him.” The DNC is working aggressively to limit Trump’s advantage. While Trump’s GOP has more than $61 million in the bank compared to the DNC’s $9 million, Democrats are waging a coordinated media campaign to speak out against the president ahead of high-profile visits, like Tuesday’s. The committee also is funneling money to state parties to add communications staff and organizers in more than a half-dozen swing states, including the big three states of Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, which swung in Trump’s column by razor-thin margins in 2016.

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wednesday, december 11, 2019

Dems, White House forge new trade deal By Andrew Taylor Associated Press

WASHINGTON — House Democrats and the White House announced a deal on a modified North American trade pact, handing President Donald Trump a major Capitol Hill win Tuesday on the same day that impeachment charges were announced against him. Both sides hailed the deal as a win for American workers. They said the revamped U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement was a significant improvement over the original North American Free Trade Agreement, with Democrats crowing about winning stronger provisions on enforcing the agreement while Republicans said it will help keep the economy humming along. “There is no question of course that this trade agreement is much better than NAFTA,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said in announcing the agreement, saying the pact is “infinitely better than what was initially proposed by the administration.” Trump said the revamped trade pact will “be great” for the United States. “It will be the best and most important trade deal ever made by the USA. Good for everybody - Farmers, Manufacturers, Energy, Unions - tremendous support. Importantly, we will finally end our Country’s worst Trade Deal, NAFTA!,” the president said in a tweet. The deal announcement came on the same morning that Democrats outlined impeachment charges against Trump. The trade pact is Trump’s top Capitol Hill priority along with funding for his long-sought border fence.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, accompanied by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., speaks at a news conference Tuesday on Capitol Hill announcing a new trade deal.

In Mexico City, Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Canadian Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland joined Mexican officials to sign the updated version of the United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, or USMCA, at a ceremony in Mexico City’s centuries-old National Palace. Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard congratulated the negotiators for reaching a second set of agreements to answer U.S. concerns about labor rights in Mexico, and regional content. “Mission accomplished!” Ebrard told the gathered officials.

Lighthizer praised the joint work of the Trump administration, Democrats, business and labor leaders to reach an agreement, calling it “nothing short of a miracle that we have all come together.” “This is a win-win-win agreement which will provide stability for working people in all three countries for years to come,” Freeland said. “That is no small thing.” A U.S. House vote is likely before Congress adjourns for the year and the Senate is likely to vote in January or February. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the vote on the trade deal will likely occur after an expected impeachment trial in the Senate.

Trump meets Russian foreign minister as impeachment charges unveiled By Matthew Lee and Deb Riechmann Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The Oval Office meeting with President Donald Trump on Tuesday was the second for Russia’s foreign minister. The president of Ukraine is still waiting for his first. Trump sat down with Sergey Lavrov at a moment of high drama in Washington — just hours after House Democrats announced articles of impeachment against Trump for his dealings with Ukraine, a U.S. ally that is battling against Russian aggression. Central to the impeachment inquiry is whether Trump withheld military aid and a White House meeting for Ukraine’s president as leverage to get Kyiv to investigate Trump’s Democratic rival Joe Biden. Trump’s critics say he is too friendly with the Russian government and take issue with his public praise of Russian President Vladimir Putin — particularly given that country’s interference in the U.S. presidential election in 2016. Trump insists he needs to engage with Moscow. The Trump-Lavrov meeting also came just a day after the Justice Department’s watchdog said the FBI was justified in opening its investigation into ties between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia. Trump has long slammed the investigation as a witch hunt and says the FBI never should have started it. The White House said after the TrumpLavrov meeting that Trump warned against any Russian attempts to interfere in United States elections and urged Russia to resolve the conflict with Ukraine. Earlier, he lashed out at the head of the FBI for not denouncing the watchdog’s report. “I don’t know what report current Director of the FBI Christopher Wray was reading, but

it sure wasn’t the one given to me … a failure of the FBI up and down the chain of command,” Trump said in a tweet. Trump’s fury recalled the day of his first meeting with Lavrov, in May 2017. Just before that meeting, Trump fired former FBI Director Jim Comey over the Russia investigation. Lavrov met earlier Tuesday with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who warned against Russian interference in U.S. elections. Lavrov repeated denials of Russian interference, calling them “baseless.” Special counsel Robert Mueller, who took over the Trump-Russia investigation from the FBI, determined that Russia interfered in the election in an effort to help Trump beat his 2016 Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton. “I was clear: It’s unacceptable, and I made our expectations of Russia clear,” Pompeo said of election interference. “The Trump administration will always work to protect the integrity of our elections. Period. Should Russia or any foreign actor take steps to undermine our democratic processes, we will take action in response.” Lavrov derided the “wave of suspicions that has overcome Washington” related to election interference, renewing demands that evidence of such activity be given to Moscow. “All speculation about our alleged interference in domestic processes of the United States is baseless,” Lavrov said. Pompeo said the U.S. had already published its conclusions. “We don’t think there is any mistake about what transpired,” he said. Pompeo and Lavrov also discussed arms control agreements, Ukraine, Syria and Venezuela. Pompeo said that he and Lavrov “spent a fair amount of time talking about Ukraine” and that the U.S. would not relent on its stance that Crimea, the peninsula that Russia annexed in

2014, “belongs to Ukraine.” The two noted cooperation in counterterrorism and anti-narcotics efforts that has continued despite the tensions and expressed hope that shared goals for North Korea and Iran could be realized. But they also acknowledged that their differences are significant and include the New START arms control treaty that is due to expire next year and the tit-for-tat expulsions of diplomats by both countries. On the treaty, Russian President Vladimir Putin favors an extension of the pact, but Trump has said he wants China included if it is to be extended. Lavrov noted that Beijing has said it isn’t interested in joining but reiterated Moscow’s desire to keep the deal alive. The chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., expressed doubt that Trump would demand accountability from the Russians. “President Trump’s pattern of cozying up to autocrats and our adversaries harms American interests and undermines American leadership,” he said. “While dialogue with the Russians is important, especially for strategic stability and the future of arms control, I have no confidence in President Trump to defend our interests in these conversations.” Lavrov arrived in Washington after a meeting in Paris on Monday between Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, along with the French and German leaders, at which they agreed to revive the peace process on the bloody separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine and exchange all their prisoners. But they failed to resolve crucial issues such as a timeline on local elections and control of the borders in the rebel-held region. Still, Russian and Ukrainian officials on Tuesday described the talks as a step toward peace and pledged to continue negotiations.

Trump pays $2M fine for foundation abuse By Michael R. Sisak Associated Press

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump is paying up after conceding that he used his charitable foundation at times as a personal piggy bank. Trump has wired $2 million to pay a courtordered fine for misusing the Trump Foundation in part to further his business interests and 2016 presidential run, New York Attorney General Letitia James said Tuesday. The money will be distributed to eight charities. About $1.8 million left in the Trump Foundation’s bank account was also split among the nonprofits getting fine money, along with $11,525 that Trump paid back for spending foundation money on sports memorabilia and champagne at a charity gala. New York state Judge Saliann Scarpulla imposed the penalty last month after Trump admitted to a series of abuses outlined in a lawsuit brought against him last year by James’ office. “Charities are not a means to an end, which is why these damages speak to the president’s abuse of power and represent a victory for notfor-profits that follow the law,” James, a Democrat, said in a statement. “Funds have finally gone where they deserve — to eight credible charities.” Trump sent the money in the past few weeks,

but that development didn’t become public until the sides formally agreed Tuesday to close the case. James’ office had sought to block Trump from writing off the fine payment as a charitable donation on his taxes, but Scarpulla hasn’t ruled on that request. Trump Foundation lawyer Alan Futerfas declined to answer questions about Trump’s tax plans. In a statement, he suggested James was making a big deal about Trump’s payment to distract from bad news in another case: a judge’s ruling that there was no proof Exxon Mobil misled investors over the costs of climate change. “The Foundation case settled weeks ago with all issues resolved and all funds going to charity,” Futerfas said. “We are very pleased with the result.” After Scarpulla’s ruling last month, Trump assailed a series of Democratic attorneys general of New York who were involved with the suit, calling it “4 years of politically motivated harassment” and saying they should have spent their time investigating the Clinton Foundation. Trump acknowledged in a legal filing that he allowed his presidential campaign staff to coordinate with the Trump Foundation in holding a fundraiser for veterans during the run-up to the 2016 Iowa caucuses. Scarpulla said the event was designed “to further Mr. Trump’s

political campaign.” The president admitted, among other things, to arranging for the charity to pay $10,000 for a 6-foot portrait of him. He has also accepted restrictions on his involvement in other charitable organizations. The settlement was an about-face for Trump. He had tweeted, “I won’t settle this case!” when it was filed in June 2018. Trump’s fine and the charity’s funds will be split evenly among eight organizations, including Citymeals on Wheels, the United Negro College Fund and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Each charity is getting about $476,000. Charities are barred from getting involved in political campaigns, but in weighing the Iowa fundraiser, Scarpulla gave Trump credit for making good on his pledge to give $2.8 million that his charity raised to veterans’ organizations. Instead of fining him that amount, as the attorney general’s office wanted, the judge trimmed it to $2 million and rejected a demand for punitive damages and interest. At the time of the Iowa fundraiser, Trump was feuding with then-Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly and refusing to participate in the network’s final Republican presidential primary debate before the Iowa caucuses. Instead, he held a rally at the same time as the debate at which he called on people to donate to veterans’ charities. The foundation acted as a pass-through for those contributions.

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Trump plan to spend $3.6B in military funds on border blocked A federal judge in El Paso, Texas, on Tuesday blocked the Trump administration’s plan to pay for border barrier construction with $3.6 billion in military funds, ruling that the administration does not have the authority to divert money appropriated by Congress for a different purpose. The Trump administration was planning to use those funds to build 175 miles of steel barriers, and the court’s permanent injunction casts new doubt on President Donald Trump’s pledge to erect 450 linear miles of fencing by the end of next year. Judge David Briones of the Western District of Texas, a Bill Clinton appointee, said in his ruling that the administration’s attempt to reprogram military construction funds by emergency proclamation was unlawful, and that the plaintiffs in the case were entitled to a permanent injunction halting the government. A ruling Briones issued in October placed a temporary hold on Trump’s plan to use the funds, but that decision did not have a nationwide scope.

Exxon Mobil prevails in lawsuit over climate rules NEW YORK — Exxon Mobil won Tuesday in a closely watched lawsuit over the costs of climate change, with a judge saying there was no proof the energy giant duped investors about the toll that regulations could take on its business. New York Attorney General Letitia James’ office didn’t prove the company made any material misstatements “that misled any reasonable investor,” state judge Barry Ostrager in Manhattan wrote in dismissing the case. “Nothing in this opinion is intended to absolve Exxon Mobil from responsibility for contributing to climate change through the emission of greenhouse gases,” he added. “But Exxon Mobil is in the business of producing energy, and this is a securities fraud case, not a climate change case.” Exxon Mobil Corp. hailed the ruling in a trial that it said stemmed from a “baseless investigation.” “We provided our investors with accurate information on the risks of climate change,” the Irving, Texasbased company said in a statement. “Lawsuits that waste millions of dollars of taxpayer money do nothing to advance meaningful actions that reduce the risks of climate change.”

Governors form council to target invasive species BOISE, Idaho — States need to work together to stop the spread of invasive species, Western governors say.The Western Governors’ Association on Friday launched the Western Invasive Species Council and named representatives from 13 states and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Invasive species are costing the U.S. $120 billion every year, the governors said, and pose a significant threat to range lands in the West and water systems infrastructure such as hydroelectric dams. Those threats include feral swine, invasive annual grasses such as fire-prone cheatgrass, and aquatic quagga and zebra mussels.

6 killed in gunbattle, including police officer JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Six people, including a police officer and three bystanders, were killed in a furious gun battle Tuesday that filled the streets of Jersey City with the sound of heavy fire for hours, authorities said. The dead included the two gunmen, Jersey City Police Chief Michael Kelly said. The slain officer, Detective Joseph Seals, 40, was credited by his superiors with having led the department in the number of illegal guns removed from the streets in recent years, and might have been trying to stop an incident involving such weapons when he was cut down by gunfire that erupted near a cemetery, authorities said. — Clarion news services

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Afghanistan’s Karzai: U.S. cash fed corruption By Kathy Gannon Associated Press

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan’s former president argued Tuesday that Washington helped fuel corruption in his nation by spending hundreds of millions of dollars over the past two decades without accountability. In an interview with The Associated Press, Hamid Karzai responded to findings from a trove of newly published documents that successive U.S. administrations misled the public about the war in Afghanistan. Karzai said the documents, obtained by The Washington Post, confirm his long-running complaints about U.S. spending. The documents also describe Karzai, Afghanistan’s president for 14 years, as having headed a government that “self-organized into a kleptocracy.” Karzai has denied wrong-doing but hasn’t denied involvement in corruption by officials in his government. Karzai became Afghanistan’s president after a 2001 U.S.-led invasion ousted the Taliban government. Thousands of pages of documents recently obtained by the Post portray successive U.S. governments lying about successes and hiding failures. After 18 years and over $1

trillion dollars in U.S. taxpayer money spent on the war, the Taliban are now at their strongest and control or hold sway over half the country. Karzai said the U.S. spent hundreds of millions of dollars in its war on terror, with the money flowing to contractors and private security firms, and that this fostered corruption. “What could we do? It was U.S. money coming here and used by them and used for means that did not help Afghanistan,” Karzai said. He argued that there was no accountability. “I’m glad this report is out, and I hope this becomes an eye-opener to the American people and that the U.S. government begins to change its attitude now toward Afghanistan,” he said, describing America’s fostering of corruption as a “tool” to impose their game plan. Michael Kugelman, deputy director of the Asia Program at the U.S.-based Wilson Center, assessed Karzai’s comments by saying: “I’m not sure I’d go so far as to say that the U.S. used corruption as a tool, but it has long been suspected — and these new documents make quite clear — that U.S. officials have thrown huge amounts of money at Afghanistan knowing full well that this would lead to more corruption than development or peace.”

The Pentagon said Monday there had been “no intent” to mislead Congress or the public, and that the Defense Department gave regular updates to lawmakers on U.S. challenges in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, the Trump administration has been trying to broker a peace deal that would pave the way for a pullout of U.S. forces. U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad on Saturday held the first official talks with Afghanistan’s Taliban since previous seemingly successful efforts ran aground in September. The talks will initially focus on getting a Taliban promise to reduce violence, with a permanent cease-fire being the eventual goal, said a U.S. statement. Khalilzad is also trying to lay the groundwork for negotiations between Afghans on both sides of the protracted conflict. However, Suhail Shaheen, the Taliban’s spokesman in Qatar, told the AP that “ceasefire and reduction of violence will come after the peace agreement is signed.” “These issues — foreign troops withdrawal and not allowing Afghan soil to be used against others — are mentioned in the agreement, including intra-Afghan negotiations, which will start after the signing of the agreement,” Shaheen said.

Fallen rights icon in court for genocide case By Aleks Furtula and Lorne Cook

Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi sits in the court room of the International Court of Justice on Tuesday for the first day of three days of hearings in The Hague, Netherlands. Aung San Suu Kyi will represent Myanmar in a case filed by Gambia at the ICJ, the United Nations’ highest court, accusing Myanmar of genocide in its campaign against the Rohingya Muslim minority.

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Twentyeight years to the day after Aung San Suu Kyi’s husband and sons accepted her Nobel Peace Prize while she remained under house arrest in Myanmar, the former pro-democracy icon appeared in a United Nations court ready to defend her country’s army from allegations of committing genocide against the Rohingya minority. Suu Kyi looked on attentively from the front bench at the International Court of Justice in The Hague Tuesday as a legal team for Gambia detailed accounts of killings - including of women and children - sexual violence and the destruction of tens of thousands of Muslim minority homes in northern Rakhine state. Acting on behalf of the 57-country Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Gambia is asking the world court to take “all measures within its power to prevent all acts that amount to or contribute to the crime of genocide.” Opening Gambia’s case, Justice Minister Aboubacarr Tambadou urged the court to “tell Myanmar to stop these senseless killings, to stop these acts of barbarity that continue to shock our collective conscience, to stop this genocide of its own people.” “It is indeed sad for our generation that 75 years after human kind committed itself to the words ‘never again’, another genocide is

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unfolding right before our eyes,” Tambadou said. “Yet we do nothing to stop it.” “This is a stain on our collective conscience,” he said. Myanmar’s army began a crackdown on the Rohingya in August 2017 in response to an insurgent attack. More than 700,000 Rohingya fled to neighboring Bangladesh to escape what has been called an ethnic cleansing campaign involving mass rapes, killings and the torching of homes. The head of a U.N. fact-finding mission on Myanmar warned in October that “there is a

serious risk of genocide recurring.” The mission also found that Myanmar should be held responsible in international legal forums for alleged genocide against the Rohingya. Myanmar has strongly denied the charges but says it stands ready to take action against wrongdoers if there is sufficient evidence. A statement on the website of the Ministry of the Interior said recently that the renewed international pressure on the country was due to a lack of understanding of “the complexities of the issue and the narratives of the people of Myanmar.”

Ready for swaps, Iran says U.S. holding 20 Iranians Associated Press

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran said on Tuesday that American authorities are holding about 20 Iranian nationals in jail, its official news agency reported, a day after Tehran said it was ready for more prisoner swaps with the U.S. A prisoner exchange over the weekend saw Iran free a Chinese-American scholar from Princeton who had been held for three years on widely criticized espionage charges. It was seen as a rare diplomatic breakthrough between Tehran and Washington after months of tensions. “We told the American side that our figure is more or less 20 but this is not final,” IRNA quoted as saying Mohsen Baharvand, an aid to Iran’s foreign minister. The report didn’t provide

further details on the claim. According to Baharvand, U.S. authorities say that Iran is holding one American national and five dual U.S.-Iranian nationals. He said Iranian officials didn’t have “any orders” so far to begin talks on their release, though he suggested this could be the next “phase” in indirect negotiations between Tehran and Washington. U.S. citizens held in Iran include U.S. Navy veteran Michael White, who is serving a 10-year espionage sentence, as well as environmentalist Morad Tahbaz, an Iranian with U.S. and British citizenship also initially sentenced to 10 years in prison. Also in Iran are 83-year-old Baquer Namazi and his son, Siamak Namazi, dual IranianAmerican nationals facing 10-year sentences

after they were convicted of collaborating with a hostile power. Baquer Namazi now is on a prison furlough. However, the Namazis say he remains unable to leave Iran. Former FBI agent Robert Levinson, who vanished in Iran in 2007 while on an unauthorized CIA mission, remains missing as well. Iran says that Levinson is not in the country and that it has no further information about him, but his family holds Tehran responsible for his disappearance. Baharvand said Iran didn’t undertake direct talks with the U.S. for the weekend’s prisoner swap in Switzerland. The two sides only communicated through Swiss officials, who represent U.S. interests in Iran. Washington and Tehran have had no diplomatic ties since the 1979 Islamic revolution.

French march en masse against pension reforms By Angela Charlton and Nadine Achoui-Lesage Associated PRess

PARIS — Cranking up the pressure on President Emmanuel Macron, thousands of union activists marched through French cities on Tuesday and airport employees and teachers joined nationwide strikes to demand that the government scrap changes to the national retirement system. As a crippling transportation strike hit a sixth straight day, commuters and tourists alike used used apps, shared bikes and creativity to find ways to get to work, school and museums in Paris. Many French commuters still expressed support for the strikes, fearing that their own pensions will shrink under Macron’s new plan. But some admitted their patience is wearing thin with the transportation woes — and with train workers who are striking to keep their right to retire years earlier than others. About half as many protesters and striking workers showed up Tuesday compared to last Thursday, when the strike kicked off and brought more than 800,000 people to the streets of France, according to the Interior Ministry

cited by the French press.That could weaken the unions’ efforts to demand attention as the government prepares to unveil details of the new retirement plan Wednesday. Unions fear the new system — which replaces a national pension system whose roots stretch back to the 17th century — will force people to work longer for smaller pensions, even though the government says it won’t raise the official retirement age of 62. Though demonstrators were less numerous, strike action was expected to maintain its crippling strength Wednesday with little improvement in sight. Under a sea of red flags, thousands of activists and workers from across the economy, young and old, marched on Tuesday from the golddomed Invalides monument past the Montparnasse neighborhood in southern Paris. Police vans and rows of helmeted riot officers flanked the march, searched nearly 2,000 people, and detained30, police headquarters said. Paris ordered shops and restaurants closed along the march route as a precaution, but Tuesday’s march ended peacefully. Demonstrations were also held in other French cities, from Marseille on the Mediterranean to Bordeaux, Lyon and Lille.

Nationwide, only about a fifth of French trains ran normally Tuesday, frustrating tourists who found train stations empty and trains canceled. Most Paris subways were at a halt, and just one in three buses were running normally. The Paris region also saw significant traffic jams. Some commuters used ride-sharing apps or stayed with friends and family near their offices. Others dusted off old bicycles, tested electric scooters for the first time or walked several miles to avoid sitting in traffic-choked intersections. “Usually it takes me 1 hour and 10 minutes (to get to work), but today I left home at 8 a.m. and it’s already 10 a.m. and I’m still not at work yet,” said commuter Nabil Nouali, disembarking from a tram on the edge of Paris. “I understand the situation, (retirement reform) concerns us all,” he told The Associated Press. “But at the same time, it penalizes all the people who have to go to work and don’t have a car.” Air France, the national carrier, said more than 25% of its domestic traffic was grounded Tuesday by the strike, along with more than 10% of its medium-range flights, on the orders of the French civil aviation authority. About half of Paris schools were closed and others had many classes canceled.

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Chile combs Antarctic for missing plane with 38 aboard SANTIAGO, Chile — Searchers using planes, ships and satellites were combing Antarctic seas on Tuesday, hunting for a Chilean Air Force transport plane carrying 38 people that vanished en route to a base on the frozen continent. Seven hours after contact was cut off, the Air Force declared the plane a loss, though there was no sign of what happened to it. The Air Force said two ships, more than a dozen planes and three satellites were being used in the search. Officials said the plane had taken off in favorable conditions Monday, though it was flying in an area notorious for rapidly changing conditions, with freezing temperatures and strong winds. The C-130 Hercules carried 17 crew members and 21 passengers, including three civilians. They were en route to check on a floating fuel supply line and other equipment at the Chilean base. President Sebastián Piñera said via Twitter that he was with his defense and interior ministers at the air force headquarters monitoring developments. “My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the 38 crew members and passengers,” Piñera said, adding that he had cancelled a planned trip to attend Tuesday’s inauguration in Argentina of President Alberto Fernández.

Finland gets world’s youngest prime minister, a woman age 34 HELSINKI — Finland became the country with the world’s youngest sitting head of government Tuesday when the Nordic country’s parliament chose a 34-year-old woman with liberal views and a down-toearth style as prime minister. Lawmakers in the 200-seat Eduskunta voted 99-70 to make Sanna Marin, a Social Democrat who served as transport and communications minister in the outgoing administration, the leader of afive-party, center-left coalition government. The four other parties in the coalition are led by women — three of whom also are in their early 30s. Marin, the No. 2 official in the Social Democratic Party, succeeds Antti Rinne as prime minister. Rinne, 57, stepped down a week ago after a key coalition partner, the Center Party, withdrew its support, citing lack of trust. Marin is the third women picked to become Finland’s prime minister. The first, Anneli Jaatteenmaki, served for part of 2003. The second, Mari Kiviniemi, governed for a yearlong period between 2010 and 2011. Seen as a liberal advocate for climate and environment issues, Marin was raised in a “rainbow family” headed by two women.

Johnson pushes Brexit message as election nears LONDON — With two days until Britain’s election, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s final push to drive home his key message about Brexit was overshadowed Tuesday by criticism of his ham-fisted response to the image of a sick child sleeping on a hospital floor and allegations that he exploited a terrorist knife attack for political gain. Dave Merritt, whose son was killed in last month’s London Bridge attack, said the way the tragedy had been exploited for political ends was “crass and insensitive.” Merritt’s 25-year-old son Jack was one of two people killed when a former convict attacked people at a prisoner rehabilitation event that Merritt was helping to run on Nov. 29. Attacker Usman Khan had served eight years in prison for terrorism offenses, and the attack sparked a political spat about security, the early release of prisoners and funding for the prison and justice systems. Dave Merritt told Sky News that “instead of seeing a tragedy, Boris Johnson saw an opportunity.” “And it was just such an illconsidered intervention and almost like a knee-jerk reaction,” he said. “I think he saw an opportunity to score some points in the election. They immediately said, ‘Oh, this is Labour’s fault — they allowed this to happen. They had this early release policy,’ and so on.” — Clarion news services

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n Japanese cooking, tempura is a delicate dish of batter-fried seafood or vegetables. The light and crispy coating on the food gives it a distinguishable and hardto-resist flavor. Tempura is often served as an appetizer or side dish. Even though it has a Japanese name and has been enjoyed in that country for centuries, tempura actually has European origins. Food historians say that tempura can be traced back to the influence of Portuguese merchants and missionaries who arrived in Japan in the 16th century. Almost anything can be added to a tempura batter. However, in this recipe for “Fruit Tomato Tempura” from Takashi Sugimoto and Marcia Iwatate’s “Shunju New


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Japanese Cuisine” (Tuttle), a sweet variety of tomato known as a fruit tomato is used. The fruit tomato is a recently developed tomato hybrid that has a reduced water content and a great level of sweetness. The fruit tomato is smaller and firmer than most tomatoes. Overcooking fruit tomatoes will increase their acidity, so they should be deep-fried quickly. Fruit Tomato Tempura Serves 4 2 eggs 1 ⁄2 cup ice water 1 cup all-purpose flour, sifted and refrigerated 12 fresh basil leaves, roughly torn (plus extra whole to garnish) Vegetable oil 4 fruit tomatoes, substitute with small, firm vine-ripened tomatoes 1 ⁄3 cup fresh cream



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1 1⁄3 ounces hard cheese, such as Gouda 1 ⁄3 ounce blue cheese such as Roquefort (use only white part) 4 pinches natural sea salt Beat the eggs and ice water in a bowl, then add the flour and torn basil. Stir briefly with thick chopsticks. Do not mix to a smooth batter as tempura batter should always contain lumps of flour. Pour vegetable oil in a saucepan until it reaches 6 inches in depth. Heat to 374 F. Dip a whole, unpeeled tomato in the batter and deep-fry for 11⁄2 minutes; overcooking the tomato causes it to become acidic. Make sure that you maintain the temperature of the oil at 374 F. Remove the tomato with a slotted spoon and drain on a rack. Repeat with remaining tomatoes. Melt the cream and two kinds of cheese in a microwave oven or over low heat. Season with natural sea salt. Spread the cheese cream sauce on a plate, place the fried tomato in the middle and garnish with whole basil leaves.

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In this recipe for “Fruit Tomato Tempura” from Takashi Sugimoto and Marcia Iwatate’s “Shunju New Japanese Cuisine” (Tuttle), a sweet variety of tomato known as a fruit tomato is used.

Warm up winter from the inside with a bowl of linguine Clarion news services

Warm and hearty dishes tend to be most sought-after in cold weather. Stews and soups might be go-to meals to warm us up in winter, but a rich dish of pasta featuring a savory, slightly spicy sauce and fresh clams can add a touch of heat that warms from within. This recipe for “Razor Clam Linguine” from “Edible Seattle: The Cookbook” (Sterling Epicure) by

Jill Lightner is sure to please this winter. While linguine is the pasta of choice in the recipe, spaghetti can be a suitable substitute. For a decorative touch, consider placing a few steamed clams on top of the plated pasta for instant impact if hosting guests. Razor Clam Linguine Serves 4 ⁄2 stick unsalted butter 1 ⁄4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 cup finely chopped onions 1

2 cloves garlic, minced Salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 cup dry white wine 3 ⁄4 pound linguine 1 1⁄2 cups chopped (1⁄2-inch) razor clam meat 1 cup finely chopped fresh parsley 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano Red pepper flakes (up to 1 tablespoon) 1 ⁄2 cup grated parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish Bring a large pot of salted water to a

boil for the pasta. Heat the butter and olive oil together in a large saucepan over medium heat until the butter melts. Add the onions and garlic, season to taste with salt and black pepper and cook until almost tender, about 5 minutes, stirring a few times. Adjust the heat to medium-low, add the wine, and simmer until the liquid reduces by about two-thirds, about 10 minutes. When you add the wine, add the pasta to the boiling water and cook according to the package instructions. Add the clams, parsley, oregano, and red pepper to taste to the reduced

sauce; simmer for 2 to 3 minutes to heat the clams through. Taste for seasoning and add more salt and black pepper if needed. Drain the pasta and transfer to a large serving bowl. Add the sauce and parmesan cheese and toss until well mixed. Serve immediately, topped with more cheese, if desired. Cleaning tip: Drop clams into boiling water for a few seconds until their shells pop open. Snip off the tough, skinny neck; slice them lengthwise and cut out all the dark, digestive bits, leaving the white meat. Give them a final rinse to remove any last bits of sand.

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ith the recent heavy snowfall and the branches and trees falling on the power lines, we were without power for about 48 hours. Lights went out Sunday night at five. We migrated to Bobs cave-shop and kept warm by the woodstove. The yard light going out put us is total black, inky darkness. Thank goodness for good flashlights that were given to us last Christmas. They work by batteries. We have a big box of batteries of all sizes! We have always had a woodstove in the house so have been able to keep warm and sleep in our own bed. Not so this time. Our woodstove in the house is very old and not efficient anymore. Needs lots of work to make it safe and warm again. But we installed a Renai propane heater that keeps us toasty all the time without having to haul in wood and stoke the fire every four hours as we did with the woodstove. Well, the heater runs ONLY when you have electricity! We had not really bothered to update a heat source for the house. Last week, migrating to the cave gave us toasty warm as long as you pushed wood in the stove and trekked out in the snow and sometimes in the cold at two in the morning with a flashlight to replenish the wood supply. The problem was we did not have a warm bed to sleep in so we slept in our chairs in the cave — well, not really! We found out that between light sleep and no sleep you need to lie down and put your head on a pillow. So next night we gathered up a bunch of blankets for a mattress after we found out our new stillin-the-box rubber mattress could not be blown up without an electric-operated pump. Bob had to go to work Monday morning so he got the blankets on the floor, which he said was not soft or comfortable, but finally because exhaustion

Pioneer potluck ‘Grannie’ Annie Berg overcame him he went to sleep. I went back and forth from my chair to his trying to get comfy. Fits of sleep and kinks in the neck and other body parts keep me from any rest! Worrying about my plants in the sewing room, I took a plastic bag and decided to put it over my plants and transfer them to the woodstove comfort and warmth of the cave. I opened the door to my sewing room and it was WARM! I was so shocked! We had installed a Williams’s propane heater that did not require a fan to work so I decided we could sleep in the sewing room that night warm! Crowded, of course, but warm! The woodstove perking away gave us a cookstove also, although neither one of us were hungry, so we snacked and had a can of soup warmed up on the stove. Hot water for instant coffee in the morning kept me going. I decided to go to Nikiski to get the mail and some convenient food. I had been in the cold dark, no activity and snow all around us for two and a half days. Bob thought he should not plow the 16 inches of snow because there was a skating rink of ice underneath and why expose it again! My little Subaru just climbed out of here in the deep snow. I thought maybe I should see if M&M and the gas station were open but betting for sure they were not. As I came over the hill into Nikiski (city) there were bright lights, highway lights and the colorful lights on the businesses. I felt like I had dropped right back into civilization. I still smile thinking about how bright the lights

were — they had electricity! Got my mail and groceries and topped off my gas tank and headed home to the dark of the day. Trying to be patient is not my best feature, but thinking we would be in for the long haul as we had neighbors and relatives who were without power a lot longer than us, we were in the middle of the next plan for a long sleepless night when — bammm — the lights came on — then off and on for good. I said a prayer of thanks and made plans for get the house warm. We had great discussions about how we rely on electricity for everything we have. Power to pump water to drink, wash clothes and flush toilets. Power to keep your fridge and your freezer from thawing. Power for my electric stove! In our younger days, I cooked every meal on the woodstove, as we lived here for five years without power. Times have changed in 34 years! Electricity for the TV that keeps us company 24 hours a day! Phones that have to be charged by electricity unless you run your car for an hour to charge your phone — which I DID do! Everything we had required electricity. We remembered the days when we geared our lifestyle to no power — wood for the stove was a priority and good exercise. Washing clothes in the summer was a generator hooked up to a top loader washing machine with water from the lake pumped up the hill by the generator. My dryer was warm breezy days so I could hang clothes on a line Bob built. We had kerosene lamps for night and our entertainment was Bob reading Robert Frost to me. Or, for fun and laughter, a McManus book with all the quirky names and a dog named Strange! What fun that was! We played card and had a puzzle on the table for biggest part of one winter! We learned to bank the woodstove during the night

to keep warm. And if you got up to go to the outhouse you just put another log on the fire before you crawled back in bed. I did not mind the trek to the outhouse in the summer, as there was always light of day even at two in the morning. My doggie Penny and the kitties were my guards. The hooty owl talked to us at times. Bob talked back at him. They carried on a great conversation! So is the modern way of living just more complicated or are we getting old and intolerant of no electricity? I do know more people in this area had more troubles than we did — I hope you have recouped! APPLE PUDDING I just came across this recipe! Grandma and Grandpa lived in a cherry apple orchard and had

an abundance of apples. She pickled them and made apple butter in her kerosene oven. Made wonderful pies with real lard for the crust. She also made apple pudding! 4 large tart apples peeled, cored and finely sliced 2 eggs beaten 1 cup sugar 2 tablespoons flour 1 teaspoon baking powder Vanilla Mix the eggs, sugar and flour and baking powder. Stir in the apples and vanilla. Bake in glass pan in a 350-degree oven until pudding is firm. To serve, she poured real thick cream and sprinkled a small amount of sugar and cinnamon on it for Grandpa.

MOLASSES GINGER SNAPS This recipe says 1935. ⁄2 cup butter 1 ⁄2 cup lard or shortening 1 cup sugar 1 cup molasses 1

1 large tablespoon ginger (ground) 1 teaspoon each cinnamon, cloves and allspice 1 teaspoon baking soda dissolved in 6 tablespoons of boiling water 2 to 3 cups of flour Beat butter, lard, sugar. Add molasses, spices and soda water. Stir in enough flour to make a stiff dough. Roll into pieces the size of hickory nuts and then flatten. Bake in 350-degree oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until browned.

HAM AND POTATO PATTIES 1 1⁄2 cups leftover mashed potatoes 1 egg 1 cup chopped ham 1 tablespoon hopped onion A little pepper Mix together and shape into patties. Dip in a little flour fry in bacon far or lard.



POUND CAKE • 1 pound butter • 1 pound flour • 1 pound sugar

• 1/2 teaspoon mace • 10 eggs (separated) • 4 tablespoons brandy

Cream butter, add sugar gradually, and continue beating; then add egg yolks beaten until thick and lemon-colored, egg whites beaten until stiff, flour, mace and brandy. Beat vigorously 5 minutes. Bake in a deep pan 1 1/4 hours in slow oven (300 degrees F), or, if to be used for fancy ornament cakes, bake 30 to 35 minutes in shallow pan. Enjoy!


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Yankees get Gerrit Cole for 9-year, $324M deal By Ronald Blum AP Baseball Writer

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Gerrit Cole quickly ended Stephen Strasburg’s tenure as baseball’s highest-paid pitcher. Cole agreed to a $324 million, nine-year contract with the New York Yankees on Tuesday night, a person familiar with the agreement told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not been announced. Cole’s deal established marks for pitchers in total dollars, topping the $245 million, seven-year contract Stephen Strasburg finalized a day earlier to remain with the World Series champion Washington Nationals. Its $36 million average is a record for any player, beating the $35.5 million in outfielder Mike Trout’s

$426.5 million, 12-year deal with the Los Angeles Angels that started last season. Cole gets an even $36 million annually and can opt out after the 2024 season. He also has a full no-trade provision. After finalizing the agreement for 31-year-old Strasburg, agent Scott Boras predicted he would go even high for Cole, a 29-year-old right-hander. Cole was baseball’s most dominant pitcher for much of 2019 and helped the Houston Astros come within one win of their second World Series title in three seasons. “Obviously, when you are talking about a player at the level of Gerrit Cole, in a lot of ways that’s a gamechanging type talent,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said earlier in the day. “This is a guy that’s really hungry, really driven.” Yankees general manager Cashman visited Cole and wife Amy in

California last week, bringing along Boone, new pitching coach Matt Blake and special adviser Andy Pettitte. After helping Houston beat the Yankees in a six-game AL Championship Series, Cole joins a rotation that includes Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, James Paxton and J.A. Happ or Domingo Germán, who may be suspended at the season’s start under baseball’s domestic violence policy. In other moves on the second day of the winter meetings: — Shortstop Didi Gregorius is joining manager Joe Girardi in Philadelphia, agreeing with the Phillies on a $14 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the deal told the AP. That person also spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement, first reported by the New York Post, had not been announced.

— San Francisco acquired infielder Zack Cozart and infield prospect Will Wilson from the Angels for a player to be named or cash, taking on Cozart’s salary of nearly $12.7 million next year. — Right-hander Kevin Gausman agreed to a $9 million, oneyear contract with the Giants, eight days after Cincinnati allowed him to become a free agent. — Outfielder Adam Jones and the Orix Buffaloes of Japan’s Pacific League agreed to an $8 million, twoyear contract. — Minnesota Twins finalized a $20 million, two-year contract with suspended pitcher Michael Pineda and a $4.25 million, one-year deal with catcher Alex Avila. — Washington retained two more players from its championship team, finalizing a $10 million, two-year contract with catcher Yan Gomes and a $6.25 million,

one-year contract with infielder Howie Kendrick, who provided key hits in the postseason. — The Chicago White Sox acquired outfielder Nomar Mazara from Texas for minor league outfielder Steele Walker. — Houston manager AJ Hinch said he couldn’t publicly answer questions about Major League Baseball’s investigation into allegations by former Astros pitcher Mike Fiers that Houston used electronics to steal signs in 2017. Before finalizing Cole’s deal, Boras held his usual metaphorladen winter meetings news conference and said this offseason’s uptick in the free agent market was a response to the fourth straight season of decreased major league attendance. “I think a lot of clubs have seen the result of taking an academic See Deals, Page A9

Freezer Food series shifts to bike races Staff report Peninsula Clarion

Dave Edwards-Smith, Morgan Aldridge and Landen Showalter picked up victories in the fat bike race at Freezer Food Series Race 5 on Sunday at Tsalteshi Trails. After four running races, the series transitioned to fat biking Sunday. This month will be fat bike races before the ski races begin in January. Edwards-Smith finished the 3.9-mile course in 34 minutes, 27 seconds, for the victory. Aldridge took

the women’s victory, and was third overall, in 37:03. Landen Showalter was the top youth rider and finished seventh overall at 48:43. The series continues Sunday at 2 p.m. at Tsalteshi Trails. Race details, including the appropriate trail head, will be available on Tsalteshi’s Facebook page this week. Freezer Food Series Race 5 1. Dave Edwards-Smith, 34 minutes, 27 seconds; 2. Jeff Helminiak, 35:14; 3. Morgan Aldridge, 37:03; 4. Jenn Tabor, 44:11; 5. John Tabor, 46:35; 6. Carl Kincaid, 47:11; 7. Landen Showalter, 48:43; 8. Jen Showalter, 48:49; 9. Carrie Wawvzyk, 49:32; 10. Sheilah-Margaret Pothast, 54:18; 11. Lauri Lingafelt, 1:00:27; 12. Darrell Kincaid, 27:21 (partial); 13. Yennhi Tran, 44:23 (partial).

Jarry’s shutout streak ends as Habs beat Pens PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tomas Tatar’s 10th goal of the season ended Tristan Jarry’s franchise-record shutout streak and sparked the Montreal Canadiens to a 4-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night. Jarry’s shutout run ended at 177:15 on Tatar’s powerplay goal 12:24 into the second period that tied the game. Joel Armia beat Jarry less than four minutes later to put the Canadiens in front to stay and Shea Weber’ scored with just 15 seconds left in the period. Montreal won for the fourth time in its last 12 meetings with the Penguins. Carey Price surrendered Jake Guentzel’s 17th goal just 2:59 into the first period but quickly settled down to outduel Jarry. Price finished with 33 saves as Montreal won for the third time in four games following an eightgame winless streak. Jarry began the night leading the league in goalsagainst average and save percentage thanks to a surge that included back-to-back shutouts against St. Louis and Arizona last week. A point-blank stop on Nick Cousins early in the second

period helped Jarry slip past the Tomas Vokoun’s shutout mark of 173:06 set in 2013, but Jarry’s luck ran out shortly after he surpassed Vokoun in the team record book.

LIGHTNING 2, PANTHERS 1 SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos and Alex Killorn scored to lead Tampa Bay over Florida. Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 27 shots for Tampa Bay. Evgenii Dadonov had the goal for the Panthers. Sergei Bobrovsky made a seasonhigh 46 saves in his third straight start.

SABRES 5, BLUES 2 BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jack Eichel scored two goals to extend his NHL-leading point streak to 14 games, and Buffalo beat St. Louis. Sam Reinhart, Johan Larsson and Zemgus Girgensons each had a goal and an assist as the Sabres won their second straight. Linus Ullmark made 28 saves. Troy Brouwer and Alex Pietrangelo had goals for the Blues, who have lost three in See PUcks, Page A9

Texas Tech guard Avery Benson (24) defends against a shot by Louisville forward Jordan Nwora (33) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Jimmy V Classic, Tuesday in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

No. 1 Louisville beaten by Texas Tech Louisville became the fourth No. 1 team to lose this season, falling to Texas Tech 70-57 Tuesday night as Davide Moretti scored 18 points and hit successive 3-pointers at Madison Square Garden. The Cardinals joined Michigan State, Kentucky and Duke as topranked squads to lose, three of them to unranked teams. Louisville (9-1) easily played its worst game of the season, shooting an abysmal 34 % from the floor and leading scorer Jordan Nwora had only 14 points. Coach Chris Mack let loose his frustration in the Jimmy V Classic game in the final 90 seconds and was whistled for a technical. Texas Tech (6-3) played without leading scorer Jahmi’us Ramsey (17.3 points) for the third straight game because of a hamstring injury, and ended a threegame losing streak. The Red Raiders lost four of their top five scorers off the team that took Virginia to overtime before losing in the NCAA championship game last season.

NO. 2 KANSAS 95, WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE 68 LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Devon Dotson had 22 points and nine assists while Udoka Azubuike added 15 points

and 17 rebounds for Kansas. Ochai Agbaji also had 22 points for the Jayhawks (8-1), who built a 40-12 lead in the first half and cruised the rest of the way to their 26th consecutive home win. It also gave them 300 for the decade, joining Gonzaga (304) as the only Division I schools to have reached the milestone before the calendar flips to January. Darius Roy had 25 points to lead the Panthers (5-5), who actually outscored the Jayhawks most of the second half. Leading scorer Te’Jon Lucas was held to 11 points on 1-of-6 shooting from beyond the arc.

PENN STATE 76, NO. 4 MARYLAND 69 STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State became the fifth unranked team to beat a top-5 program in this upsetfilled season, getting 15 points and 11 rebounds from Mike Watkins to beat Maryland. Lamar Stevens added 15 points and 10 rebounds, Myreon Jones scored 14, Izaiah Brockington scored 14 and Myles Dread had 12 for the Nittany Lions (8-2, 1-1 Big Ten), who led for all but 1:54. Jalen Smith had 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Terrapins (10-1, 1-1), who were trying for their first 11-0 start

since 1996.

NO. 11 BAYLOR 53, NO. 18 BUTLER 52 WACO, Texas (AP) — Mark Vital blocked Kamar Baldwin’s potential go-ahead shot with 1.5 seconds left and Baylor handed Butler its first loss. It was the second win in a row, and third this season, for Baylor (8-1) over a Top 25 team. Butler (9-1) was the third team during the day to lose for the first time, after No. 1 Louisville and No. 4 Maryland fell. That left five undefeated Division I teams. Baylor coach Scott Drew is a 1993 Butler graduate and faced his alma mater as a head coach for the first time.

NORTHERN IOWA 79, NO. 24 COLORADO 76 BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Spencer Haldeman stole a pass and raced down the floor for a tiebreaking layup with 49 seconds remaining to send Northern Iowa over Colorado. Northern Iowa (9-1) defeated a ranked team for the first time since topping No. 25 Wichita State 53-50 on Feb. 13, 2016. The Panthers had lost their previous seven encounters against ranked opponents.

Heat rally late, score first 16 pts in OT to beat Hawks MIAMI (AP) — Duncan Robinson tied a franchise record with 10 3-pointers, Bam Adebayo and Jimmy Butler each had tripledoubles and the Miami Heat scored 22 unanswered points down the stretch to beat the Atlanta Hawks 135-121 in overtime on Tuesday night. Kendrick Nunn scored 36 points, one off the Heat rookie record. Adebayo finished with a careerhigh 30 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists. Butler had 20 points, a career-high 18 rebounds and 10 assists. And Robinson scored 34 points, on a night when the Heat moved to 11-0 at home.

They had to scramble to get there, down by six with less than a minute left in regulation. But Robinson and Butler made 3s late to tie the game, and the Heat opened overtime on a 16-0 run. It was the NBA’s widest margin of victory in an overtime game since Oct. 31, 2009, when Philadelphia beat New York 141-127. De’Andre Hunter scored 28 points, and Trae Young added 21 points and nine assists for Atlanta — which fell to 0-3 against the Heat this season.


Embiid scored 22 points, including two key free throws with 15.3 seconds left, and Tobias Harris added 20 as Philadelphia beat Denver. Matisse Thybulle added 13 points for the Sixers, who are 13-0 in Philadelphia. They have won three straight and seven of eight.

HORNETS 114, WIZARDS 107 CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Devonte Graham scored 29 points, Miles Bridges hit a big 3-pointer with 7.7 seconds left and Charlotte beat Washington in a game that featured 20 lead changes.

Terry Rozier scored 17 points, Bridges had 16, P.J. Washington added 15 and Cody Zeller and Bismack Biyombo both had doubledoubles as Charlotte wrapped up a five-game homestand with a 2-3 record. David Bertans scored a careerhigh 32 points and made eight 3-pointers for Washington. Rui Hachimura added 18 points and 12 rebounds for the Wizards, who have lost six of seven.

TRAIL BLAZERS 115, KNICKS 87 PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard had 31 points,

including eight 3-pointers, and Portland handed New York its 10th straight loss. Hassan Whiteside added 17 points and 15 rebounds, and the Trail Blazers ended a two-game skid. Portland led by as many as 32. Julius Randle had 15 points for the Knicks, who have won just four games, fewest in the NBA. They have one win on the road. The Knicks opened their fourgame West Coast trip in disarray after coach David Fizdale was fired on Friday, just hours after he ran practice. Mike Miller was named interim coach, and New York lost 104-103 at home to Indiana the next night.

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a row following a four-game winning streak. Jake Allen stopped 28 shots.

JETS 5, RED WINGS 1 WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Blake Wheeler, Andrew Copp and Patrik Laine scored in a two-minute span in the second period and Winnipeg dealt Detroit Red its 12th straight loss. Wheeler began the barrage at 16:43 of the second when he beat Eric Comrie, who was making his first start in goal since Detroit acquired him in a trade with Arizona on Nov. 30. Copp and Laine followed with goals 11 seconds apart, boosting the score to 4-1 by the 18:43 mark.

PREDATORS 3, SHARKS 1 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Calle Jarnkrok had a goal and an assist in the third period, Juuse Saros made 24 saves and Nashville beat slumping San Jose. Nick Bonino and Ryan Johansen also scored in the third for the Predators, winners of two straight. Timo Meier scored and Martin Jones made 28 saves for the Sharks, who have lost five in a row.

DUCKS 3, WILD 2, SO ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Rickard Rickell and Max Comtois scored in the shootout and Anaheim beat Minnesota for its first win in six road games. Rakell and Cam Fowler scored for the Ducks in a dominant first period during which they had a 14-1 advantage in shots on goal and the Wild lost center Eric Staal to an injury. Ryan Hartman put the Wild on the board in the second and Ryan Donato tied the game early in third. Donato had a breakaway early in overtime that Ryan Getzlaf thwarted with a tripping penalty, and the Wild failed to convert on the power play for the fifth time. John Gibson denied Parise in the shootout. Kevin Fiala went wide right with his attempt.

STARS 2, DEVILS 0 DALLAS (AP) — Ben Bishop made 26 saves, 16 in the third period, and Dallas beat New Jersey, hours after the Stars fired head coach Jim Montgomery. It was Bishop’s first shutout this season and 32nd of his career in Rick Bowness’s first game as interim head coach. Radek Faksa and Joe Pavelski scored in the first period against Devils goalie Mackenzie Blackwood, who made 33 saves.

HURRICANES 6, OILERS 3 EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Sebastian Aho scored two goals and Carolina beat

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approach in a competitive environment, and that has resulted in declines in attendance and lack of interest and unfulfilled expectations,” he said. “Therefore, I believe they’re returning more to a traditional approach, where they’re going to go out and supplement their teams with known and veteran talent.” Even before the meetings, he negotiated a $64 million, four-year contract for infielder Mike Moustakas

Edmonton. Nino Niederreiter, Ryan Dzingel, Jordan Martinook and Dougie Hamilton also scored for the Hurricanes (19-11-1), who have won three straight. Zack Kassian scored twice and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins added a goal for the Oilers (18-11-4), who have lost three of their last four.

FLAMES 5, COYOTES 2 GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Sean Monahan scored for the fourth straight game, Cam Talbot stopped 46 shots and Calgary extended its winning streak to six straight games under interim coach Geoff Ward with a win over listless Arizona. Calgary played the night before, but had the early jump, scoring two goals on its first four shots in the opening 4:03. The Flames kept on scoring, improving to 7-0-1 following a six-game winless streak (0-5-1). Michael Frolik and Zac Rinaldo each had a goal and an assist. Johnny Gaudreau and Milan Lucic also scored for Calgary.

MAPLE LEAFS 4, CANUCKS 1 VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — John Tavares had two goals and an assist and Toronto snapped Vancouver’s two-game winning streak. Auston Matthews and Zach Hyman also scored for the Leafs (15-13-4), who have won the opening two games of a four-game trip. Mitch Marner and Justin Holl each had two assists. Toronto is 6-3-0 since Sheldon Keefe replaced Mike Babcock as coach. Josh Leivo scored for the Canucks (15-12-4). Jacob Markstrom made 22 saves.

GOLDEN KNIGHTS 5, BLACKHAWKS 1 LAS VEGAS (AP) — MarcAndre Fleury made 28 saves in his return to the lineup and Vegas beat Chicago. It was Fleury’s first game in net since the death of his father, Andre. Fleury, who hadn’t started since a 4-2 loss to Edmonton on Nov. 23, improved to 11-6-5 against Chicago and 69-38-13 in December. Reilly Smith, Deryk Engelland, William Karlsson, Max Pacioretty and Ryan Reaves scored for the Golden Knights, who hit the road for two games on a 5-1-1 run.

KINGS 3, RANGERS 1 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyler Toffoli had a goal and an assist, and Los Angeles snapped a four-game losing streak by beating New York. Dustin Brown also scored, Adrian Kempe added an empty-net goal and the Kings won for the third time in 10 games (3-6-1). Jonathan Quick made 29 saves. Artemi Panarin scored on a late power play and Henrik Lundqvist stopped 23 shots, but the Rangers had their season-high three-game road winning streak snapped.

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NBA Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Boston 17 5 .773 — Philadelphia 18 7 .720 ½ Toronto 16 7 .696 1½ Brooklyn 13 10 .565 4½ New York 4 20 .167 14 Southeast Division Miami 18 6 .750 — Orlando 11 12 .478 6½ Charlotte 10 16 .385 9 Washington 7 16 .304 10½ Atlanta 6 18 .250 12 Central Division Milwaukee 21 3 .875 — Indiana 15 9 .625 6 Detroit 10 14 .417 11 Chicago 8 17 .320 13½ Cleveland 5 18 .217 15½ WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB Dallas 16 7 .696 — Houston 15 8 .652 1 San Antonio 9 14 .391 7 Memphis 7 16 .304 9 New Orleans 6 18 .250 10½ Northwest Division Denver 14 8 .636 — Utah 13 11 .542 2 Oklahoma City 11 12 .478 3½ Minnesota 10 13 .435 4½ Portland 10 15 .400 5½ Pacific Division L.A. Lakers 21 3 .875 — L.A. Clippers 18 7 .720 3½ Phoenix 11 12 .478 9½ Sacramento 10 13 .435 10½ Golden State 5 20 .200 16½ Tuesday’s Games Charlotte 114, Washington 107 Miami 135, Atlanta 121, OT Philadelphia 97, Denver 92 Portland 115, New York 87 Wednesday’s Games Boston at Indiana, 3 p.m. Houston at Cleveland, 3 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Toronto, 3 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Orlando, 3 p.m. Charlotte at Brooklyn, 3:30 p.m. Atlanta at Chicago, 4 p.m. Utah at Minnesota, 4 p.m. Memphis at Phoenix, 5 p.m. New Orleans at Milwaukee, 5:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Sacramento, 6 p.m. New York at Golden State, 6:30 p.m.

Women’s College Scores EAST Dartmouth 57, Maine 41 Duquesne 72, Cornell 62 Fairleigh Dickinson 68, NJIT 59 Minnesota 83, George Washington 50 Princeton 73, Hartford 42 Temple 74, Villanova 69 SOUTH Nicholls 74, Louisiana-Monroe 59 MIDWEST Bradley 78, Jackson St. 69 E. Michigan 64, Fort Wayne 40 Illinois 75, Merrimack 72 N. Iowa 81, Omaha 45 FAR WEST Nevada 80, Cal State Stanislaus 62 New Mexico 92, Northern New Mexico 44

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NHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 31 20 5 6 46 107 78 Buffalo 32 15 11 6 36 101 97 Florida 30 15 10 5 35 106 101 Montreal 31 14 11 6 34 101 103 Toronto 32 15 13 4 34 104 104 Tampa Bay 29 15 11 3 33 105 93 Ottawa 31 13 17 1 27 84 97 Detroit 32 7 22 3 17 67 129 Metropolitan Division Washington 32 22 5 5 49 117 93 N.Y. Islanders 29 20 7 2 42 86 69 Philadelphia 30 17 8 5 39 96 85

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Carolina 31 19 11 1 39 103 85 Pittsburgh 31 17 10 4 38 104 85 N.Y. Rangers 30 15 12 3 33 94 94 Columbus 30 12 14 4 28 76 93 New Jersey 30 9 16 5 23 74 111 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA St. Louis 32 18 8 6 42 94 88 Colorado 30 19 8 3 41 111 84 Winnipeg 31 19 10 2 40 92 83 Dallas 32 18 11 3 39 84 76 Nashville 29 14 10 5 33 98 93 Minnesota 31 14 12 5 33 92 101 Chicago 31 12 13 6 30 84 98 Pacific Division Arizona 33 18 11 4 40 91 80 Edmonton 33 18 11 4 40 100 99 Calgary 33 17 12 4 38 91 98 Vegas 33 16 12 5 37 98 94 Vancouver 31 15 12 4 34 104 95 San Jose 33 15 16 2 32 89 114 Anaheim 31 13 14 4 30 82 92 Los Angeles 32 12 18 2 26 80 103 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Top three teams in each division and two wild cards per conference advance to playoffs. Tuesday’s Games Tampa Bay 2, Florida 1 Montreal 4, Pittsburgh 1 Buffalo 5, St. Louis 2 Nashville 3, San Jose 1 Winnipeg 5, Detroit 1 Anaheim 3, Minnesota 2, SO Dallas 2, New Jersey 0 Calgary 5, Arizona 2 Carolina 6, Edmonton 3 Toronto 4, Vancouver 1 Vegas 5, Chicago 1 Los Angeles 3, N.Y. Rangers 1 Wednesday’s Games Boston at Washington, 3 p.m. Ottawa at Montreal, 3:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Colorado, 5:30 p.m.

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BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX — Promoted executive vice president/assistant general manager Brian O’Halloran to general manager. LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Assigned RHP Jose Rodriguez outright to Salt Lake (PCL). National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Signed RHP Junior Guerra. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS — Signed RHP Kevin Gausman to a one-year contract. Acquired INF Zack Cozart and INF Will Wilson from the Los Angeles Angels for a player to be named or cash. WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Agree to terms with C Yan Gomes on a two-year contract and INF Howie Kendrick to a one-year contract. FOOTBALL National Football League


NFL — Suspended Washington CB Simeon Thomas four games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. ARIZONA CARDINALS — Re-signed DL Caraun Reid. Placed DL Rodney Gunter on IR. DETROIT LIONS — Placed WR Marvin Jones on injured reserve. Signed DT Frank Herron from the Miami Dolphins’ practice squad. LOS ANGELES CHARGERS — Waived CB Tevaughn Campbell. NEW YORK GIANTS — Signed P Sean Smith to the practice squad. OAKLAND RAIDERS — Signed RB Rod Smith. Waived LB Preston Brown, DT Terrell McClain and S D.J. Swearinger. Placed TE Foster Moreau on reserve/injured list. Placed CB Dylan Mabin on the practice squad. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Placed WR Marquise Goodwin on the IR. Signed LB Joey Alfieri to the practice squad. Released WR Deontay Burnett and LB Christian Sam from the practice squad. Placed LB Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles on the practice squad IR. TENNESSEE TITANS — Signed LB Josh Smith to the practice squad. WASHINGTON REDSKINS — P laced CB simeon Thomas and RB Derrius Guice on reserve/suspended list. Activated CB Danny Johnson from the physically unable to perform list. Signed RB Josh Ferguson the practice squad. Signed RB Derrick Gore and LB Pete Robertson to the practice squad. HOCKEY National Hockey League CALGARY FLAMES — Recalled F Matthew Phillips from Stockton (AHL). DALLAS STARS — Fired coach Jim Montgomery. Promoted assistant coach Rick Bowness to interim head coach, Texas (AHL) coach Derek Laxdal to Dallas assistant coach and Texas assistant coach Neil Graham to head coach. DETROIT RED WINGS — Assigned D Madison Bowey to Grand Rapids (AHL). NEW JERSEY DEVILS — Placed C Nico Hischier on IR, retroactive to Thursday. Recalled C Michael McLeod from Binghamton (AHL). TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING — Reassigned F Cory Conacher to Syracuse (AHL). SOCCER Major League Soccer DALLAS — Signed F Jesús Ferreira to a four-year contract. D.C. UNITED — Re-signed D Frédéric Brillant to a two-year contract extension. LOS ANGELES FOOTBALL CLUB — Signed F Danny Musovski. SPORTING KANSAS CITY — Acquired F Alan Pulido as a designated player on a transfer fee from C.D. Guadalajara. COLLEGE AUBURN — Named Chad Morris offensive coordinator. BOSTON COLLEGE — Junior RB AJ Dillon announced he will enter the NFL draft. GEORGIA — Named Matt Luke offensive line and associate head coach. ST. CLOUD STATE — Announced plans to end its football and golf programs.

Patriots bring us a new scandal: Spygate 2.0 By Paul Newberry AP Sports Columnist

Anyone who’s watched the New England Patriots stumble around for the past month or so surely saw this coming. With every wobbly pass delivered by Tom Brady, every disgusted look coming from beneath Bill Belichick’s hoodie, every result that went on the wrong side of New England’s won-loss ledger, it was clear the team that brought us Spygate and Deflategate would be looking for another illicit edge to swing things back in their favor. Ladies and gentlemen, we bring you Spygate 2.0. The Patriots have admitted that one of their production teams filmed the Cincinnati Bengals sideline during Sunday’s game at Cleveland, supposedly for a Web series known as “Do Your Job” but sounding much better suited for an episode of “Know Your History.” Back in 2007, New England was caught doing much the same thing when team workers videotaped an opposing team’s signals to ensure the

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Massachusetts-Boston 69, Holy Cross 66, OT Monmouth (NJ) 67, Princeton 66 Penn St. 76, Maryland 69 St. Francis (NY) 64, Presbyterian 63 St. John’s 82, Brown 71 Temple 108, Saint Joseph’s 61 Towson 77, UMBC 71 SOUTH Davidson 88, Coppin St. 52 Grambling St. 66, Louisiana-Monroe 61 McNeese St. 82, UMKC 73 Texas Tech 70, Louisville 57 The Citadel 129, Piedmont 83 UCF 79, Green Bay 66 MIDWEST Bradley 91, Maryville (MO) 58 Fort Wayne 69, Judson 33 IUPUI 80, Indiana University South Bend 60 Indiana 57, UConn 54 Kansas 95, Milwaukee 68 Notre Dame 110, Detroit 71 SOUTHWEST Baylor 53, Butler 52 UALR 86, Tennessee St. 62 FAR WEST BYU 75, Nevada 42 Colorado St. 72, S. Dakota St. 68 N. Iowa 79, Colorado 76 New Mexico St. 72, Denver 67 Utah St. 94, Saint Katherine 49


Men’s College Scores EAST Boston College 72, Albany (NY) 51 Bryant 69, Fordham 61 Hofstra 71, Stony Brook 63

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Patriots play-calling would come a whole lot easier on game day. That little ethical lapse cost the Patriots a firstround draft pick and a quarter of a million dollars, not to mention a half-million-dollar withdrawal from Belichick’s bank account. At this point, we can only assume Martin Scorsese is a full-time member of the coaching staff. When they teach film history in the years to come, they’ll need to make mention of New England’s ample contributions, maybe sandwiched somewhere between “Citizen Kane” and cinéma vérité. Of course, let’s not forget another charming little scandal that took us all back to science class. That time around, the Patriots were accused of illegally deflating the footballs used in the 2015 AFC championship game, supposedly to make them easier for Brady to grip and throw on a nasty day. The NFL came down hard on the Patriots in that one, too, handing Brady a fourgame suspension, fining the team $1 million and snatching away another first-round

pick. Belichick got on a conference call Tuesday to deny any wrongdoing on his part, saying he had not even seen the film that was shot by a three-person crew and is now in the hands of the league office for yet another investigation into alleged cheating by the Patriots (at this point, we assume, they have a whole department dedicated to that task). “I personally have never viewed any video footage at all, anything that those production people have done, other than what’s shown on public television or something like that,” Belichick said. Given his track record, those eyes you see rolling

are from everyone who lives beyond the six little states in the nation’s top right corner — especially since the Patriots were caught filming the team they play next. Sorry, we’re not buying that one of the greatest control freaks in NFL history knew nothing about any of this, that it was simply another case of a rogue film crew going off and doing its own thing. Belichick’s supporters will undoubtedly suggest there was no reason to film the lowly Bengals (1-12), unless if was for a documentary on how not to run at NFL team. But we don’t put it past Belichick to leave anything to chance — especially the way his team has been playing.

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Dec. 11, the 345th day of 2019. There are 20 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 11, 2001, in the first criminal indictment stemming from 9/11, federal prosecutors charged Zacarias Moussaoui (zak-uh-REE’-uhs moo-SOW’-ee), a French citizen of Moroccan descent, with conspiring to murder thousands in the suicide hijackings. (Moussaoui pleaded guilty to conspiracy in 2005 and was sentenced to life in prison.) On this date: In 1792, France’s King Louis XVI went before the Convention to face charges of treason. (Louis was convicted and executed the following month.) In 1816, Indiana became the 19th state. In 1844, the first experimental use of an inhaled anesthetic in dentistry took place as Dr. Horace Wells of Hartford, Connecticut, under the influence of nitrous oxide, had a colleague extract one of his teeth. In 1917, British Gen. Edmund Allenby entered Jerusalem two days after his forces expelled the Ottoman Turks. In 1936, Britain’s King Edward VIII abdicated the throne so he could marry American divorcee Wallis Warfield Simpson; his brother, Prince Albert, became King George VI. In 1941, Germany and Italy declared war on the United States; the U.S. responded in kind. In 1972, Apollo 17’s lunar module landed on the moon with astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt aboard; they became the last two men to date to step onto the lunar surface. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter signed legislation creating a $1.6 billion environmental “superfund” to pay for cleaning up chemical spills and toxic waste dumps. “Magnum P.I.,” starring Tom Selleck, premiered on CBS. In 1997, more than 150 countries agreed at a global warming conference in Kyoto, Japan, to control the Earth’s greenhouse gases. In 2004, doctors in Austria said that Ukrainian presidential candidate Viktor Yushchenko had been poisoned with dioxin, which caused the severe disfigurement and partial paralysis of his face. In 2008, former Nasdaq chairman Bernie Madoff was arrested, accused of running a multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme that destroyed thousands of people’s life savings and wrecked charities. (Madoff is serving a 150-year federal prison sentence.) The remains of missing Florida toddler Caylee Anthony were found six months after she disappeared. (Her mother, Casey Anthony, was acquitted of murder in her daughter’s death.) In 2017, chef Mario Batali stepped away from his restaurant empire and his cooking show “The Chew” as he conceded that reports of sexual misconduct “match up” to his behavior. Ten years ago: Tiger Woods announced on his website that he was taking an indefinite leave from golf to try to save his five-year-old marriage to Elin (EE’-lihn) Nordegren. (However, the couple ended up divorcing in Aug. 2010.) Five years ago: CIA Director John Brennan, responding to a U.S. Senate torture report, acknowledged that “abhorrent tactics” were used on terror detainees but said it was “unknown and unknowable” whether the harsh treatment yielded crucial intelligence that could have been gained in any other way. An outbreak of the mumps, a highly contagious illness more typically associated with children, continued to spread throughout the National Hockey League. One year ago: A man who had been flagged as a possible extremist sprayed gunfire near the famous Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg, killing three people and wounding 13 others; the suspect died in a shootout with police two days later. (A fourth person wounded in the attack later died.) A Virginia jury called for a sentence of life in prison plus 419 years for the man who killed a woman when he rammed his car into counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. (James Alex Fields Jr. received that sentence in July, 2019.) Time magazine recognized journalists, including slain Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi (jah-MAHL’ khahr-SHOHK’-jee), as its 2018 Person of the Year. Today’s Birthdays: Actor Jean-Louis Trintignant is 89. Actress Rita Moreno is 88. Pop singer David Gates (Bread) is 79. Actress Donna Mills is 79. Former Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., is 78. Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is 76. Gospel singer Paul Beasley is 75. Singer Brenda Lee is 75. Actress Lynda Day George is 75. Music producer Tony Brown is 73. Actress Teri Garr is 72. Movie director Susan Seidelman is 68. Actress Bess Armstrong is 66. Singer Jermaine Jackson is 65. Rock musician Mike Mesaros (The Smithereens) is 62. Rock musician Nikki Sixx (Motley Crue) is 61. Rock musician Darryl Jones (The Rolling Stones) is 58. Actor Ben Browder is 57. Singer-musician Justin Currie (Del Amitri) is 55. 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(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

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

(47) ANPL 184 282 (49) DISN

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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

Cops ‘PG’

Belichick & 303 504 Saban

^ HBO2 304 505 + MAX

311 516

5 SHOW 319 546 8 TMC

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

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


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Modern Fam- (:31) Single ily (N) ‘PG’ Parents (N) ‘PG’ Dateline Man lets his desire to help go too far. ‘14’

Stumptown “Dex Education” ABC News at Dex goes under cover as a 10 (N) teacher. ‘14’ Dateline ‘PG’ 2 Broke Girls ‘14’

(:01) SEAL Team “Unbecoming an Officer” (N) ‘14’ (:01) Almost Family “Fertile AF” Edie struggles to tell Tim the truth. (N) ‘14’ (:01) Making It Makers create a shed hack staycation. (N) ‘PG’ NOVA “Bigger Than T.rex” Investigating the Spinosaurus. ‘PG’

S.W.A.T. “Monster” (N) ‘14’ Fox 4 News at 9 (N) Making It “You Made It!” (N) ‘PG’ SuperNature -- Wild Flyers The basic principles of flight. ‘PG’

(:35) Jimmy Kimmel Live! ‘14’

(:37) Nightline (N) ‘G’

2 Broke Girls How I Met Pawn Stars ‘14’ Your Mother “Bumpy Ride” ‘14’ ‘PG’ 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’ Channel 2 (:34) The Tonight Show Star- (:37) Late News: Late ring Jimmy Fallon ‘14’ Night With Edition (N) Seth Meyers SuperNature -- Wild Flyers Amanpour and Company (N) The extremes of true flight. ‘PG’


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A toy company execu- mas” (2019, Drama) Julianna George Stults. ‘G’ holiday pen pal service. ‘PG’ grounds flights. ‘PG’ tive must learn about Hanukkah. ‘PG’ Guill. ‘PG’ (3:58) NCIS Tracking one of (4:58) NCIS A possible loca- (5:59) NCIS “Bulletproof” ‘14’ WWE NXT (N Same-day Tape) ‘PG’ (:08) Law & Order: Special (:15) Law & Order: Special (:10) Modern (:40) Modern Parsa’s cohorts. ‘14’ tion for Parsa. ‘14’ Victims Unit ‘14’ Victims Unit ‘14’ Family ‘PG’ Family ‘PG’ Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy The Big Bang The Big Bang The Big Bang The Big Bang The Big Bang The Big Bang The Big Bang Full Frontal Conan (N) ‘14’ Full Frontal New Girl Conan ‘14’ ‘14’ ‘14’ “Quagmire’s ‘14’ Theory ‘PG’ Theory ‘14’ Theory ‘14’ Theory ‘14’ Theory ‘PG’ Theory ‘PG’ Theory ‘14’ With SamanWith Saman- “Bells” ‘14’ Baby” ‘14’ tha Bee tha Bee (3:30) Super- “The Replacements” (2000, Comedy) Keanu Reeves, Gene Hackman. Misfit All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite (N Same-day Tape) ‘14’ “300: Rise of an Empire” (2014) Sullivan Stapleton. Greek “300” (2006, Action) Gerard natural substitutes take the field during a football strike. Gen. Themistocles battles invading Persians. Butler, Lena Headey. (3:00) NBA Basketball Los Angeles Clippers NBA Basketball New Orleans Pelicans at Milwaukee Bucks. From Fiserv (:05) SportsCenter With SportsCenter (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (Live) SportsCenter at Toronto Raptors. (N) (Live) Forum in Milwaukee. (N) (Live) Scott Van Pelt (N) (Live) (3:00) NFL College Football 150: The CFB 150: TrueSouth Unlocking SportsCenter (N) (Live) Baseball To- UFC Fight UFC 245 Countdown: UsNow or Never NBA Basketball Los Angeles Clippers at ToLive American Game Greatest “Memphis” Victory (N) night (N) Flashback man vs. Covington (N) ronto Raptors. (N Same-day Tape) College Basketball Winthrop at TCU. From Ed & Rae Schol- Graham Focused The Short Seahawks Seahawks Tennis Invesco Series: RPIA Championship. From Toronto. Graham The Dan Patrick Show ‘PG’ lmaier Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. (N) (Live) Bensinger List Press Pass Press Pass Bensinger Two and a Two and a Two and a Two and a Two and a Two and a “Jumanji” (1995, Children’s) Robin Williams, Bonnie Hunt, Kirsten Dunst. A “Jumanji” (1995, Children’s) Robin Williams, Bonnie Hunt, Kirsten Dunst. A Half Men Half Men Half Men Half Men Half Men Half Men sinister board game puts its players in mortal jeopardy. sinister board game puts its players in mortal jeopardy. (3:00) “Nanny McPhee” “Elf” (2003, Children’s) Will Ferrell, James Caan. A man “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” (1989, Comedy) (:15) “Four Christmases” (2008) Vince Vaughn. A couple (:15) “Christmas With the (2005) Emma Thompson. leaves Santa’s workshop to search for his family. Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo. must somehow fit in four holiday visits with family. Kranks” (2004) Tim Allen. We Bare We Bare American American Bob’s Burg- Bob’s Burg- Family Guy Family Guy Rick and Robot Mike Tyson Family Guy Family Guy American American Rick and Bears ‘Y7’ Bears ‘Y7’ Dad ‘14’ Dad ‘14’ ers ‘14’ ers ‘14’ ‘14’ ‘14’ Morty ‘14’ Chicken Mysteries ‘14’ ‘14’ Dad ‘14’ Dad ‘14’ Morty ‘14’ Extinct or Alive The MalaExtinct or Alive ‘PG’ Extinct or Alive “The Galapa- Extinct or Alive “Colombian Extinct or Alive (N) ‘PG’ (:01) Whale Wars: Watson’s Last Stand “Radio Silence” A Extinct or Alive ‘PG’ gasy Dwarf Hippo. ‘PG’ gos Giant” ‘PG’ Dinosaur” ‘PG’ large target sparks a long gauntlet. (N) ‘PG’ Big City Jessie ‘G’ Jessie ‘G’ Jessie ‘G’ Sydney to the Bunk’d ‘G’ Raven’s Just Roll With Gabby Duran Jessie ‘G’ Coop & Cami Sydney to the Raven’s Just Roll With Jessie “G.I. Jessie” Jessie Greens ‘Y7’ Max ‘G’ Home ‘G’ It ‘Y7’ Max ‘G’ Home ‘G’ It ‘Y7’ gets a big surprise. ‘G’ The Loud The CasaThe Loud The Loud “Santa Hunters” (2014) Benjamin “Lil P-Nut” SpongeBob Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ House ‘Y7’ grandes House ‘Y7’ House ‘Y7’ Flores Jr., Breanna Yde. ‘G’ (3:50) The (:20) “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000) Jim Carrey. A “Same Time, Next Christmas” (2019) Lea Michele. Child- Decorating Disney: Holiday The 700 Club “Life-Size 2: A Christmas Simpsons curmudgeon hates the Christmas-loving Whos of Whoville. hood sweethearts reunite at a Hawaiian resort. Magic ‘PG’ Eve” (2018, Comedy) ‘14’ Say Yes to Say Yes to Say Yes to Say Yes to Say Yes to Say Yes to My 600-Lb. Life “Cillas’ Story” Cillas has a dangerous food My 600-Lb. Life “Angela’s Story” Angela’s family can’t go to My 600-Lb. Life “Cillas’ the Dress the Dress the Dress the Dress the Dress the Dress addiction. ‘PG’ Texas. ‘PG’ Story” ‘PG’ Alaskan Bush People Winter Alaskan Bush People “The Alaskan Bush People: Off Alaskan Bush People “Bears (:01) Man vs. Bear (N) ‘PG’ (:03) Man vs. Bear ‘PG’ To Be Announced Man vs. Bear ‘PG’ approaches. ‘PG’ Big Push” ‘PG’ the Grid (N) ‘PG’ of a Feather” ‘PG’ Famously Afraid ‘PG’ Famously Afraid ‘PG’ Famously Afraid ‘PG’ UFOs: The Lost Evidence “Taken by UFOs and Alien Tem- Paranormal Caught on Cam- American Mystery “Paranor- UFOs: The Lost Evidence ples” Credible claims of alien abduction. (N) ‘PG’ era (N) ‘PG’ mal Destinations” ‘PG’ ‘PG’ American Pickers ‘PG’ Forged in Fire “The TwoForged in Fire “Viking EdiForged in Fire: Cutting Forged in Fire “Frankish Vikings Lagertha is forced to (:01) Forged in Fire “Viking (:02) Forged in Fire: Cutting Handed Sword” ‘PG’ tion” ‘PG’ Deeper (N) ‘PG’ Throwing Axes” (N) ‘PG’ take action. (N) ‘14’ Sword” ‘PG’ Deeper ‘PG’ The First 48 “Cruel SumThe First 48 “Chopper” The First 48 “A Man’s Game” The First 48 An elderly war The First 48 A teenager is (:01) The First 48 Street fight (:04) The First 48 “Lost Boys” (:03) The First 48 An elderly mer” Gunmen open fire on a An Atlanta man is gunned An Atlanta man is shot and left hero is shot in the back. ‘14’ gunned down outside a night- leads to a fatal shooting. ‘14’ A grandmother is gunned war hero is shot in the back. porch. ‘14’ down. ‘14’ to die. ‘14’ club. ‘14’ down. ‘14’ ‘14’ Property Brothers ‘PG’ Property Brothers ‘PG’ Property Brothers “Wide Property Brothers: Forever Property Brothers: Forever Hunters Int’l House Hunt- Property Brothers “Vegas for Property Brothers: Forever Open Dreams” ‘PG’ Home ‘G’ Home (N) ‘G’ ers (N) ‘G’ Good” ‘PG’ Home ‘G’ Guy’s Grocery Games ‘G’ Guy’s Grocery Games “Food Guy’s Grocery Games ‘G’ Guy’s Grocery Games “Holi- Guy’s Grocery Games The Great Food Truck Race Guy’s Grocery Games ‘G’ Guy’s Grocery Games ‘G’ Scientists” ‘G’ day Madness” ‘G’ (N) ‘G’ (N) ‘G’ Shark Tank ‘PG’ Shark Tank A spa design for Five Day Biz Fix “Bar in a Shark Tank ‘PG’ Shark Tank A spa design for Five Day Biz Fix “Bar in a Dateline “As Night Fell” ‘PG’ Dateline “Robert Durst: The aches and pains. ‘PG’ Bookstore” (N) ‘PG’ aches and pains. ‘PG’ Bookstore” ‘PG’ Lost Years” ‘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) South (:45) South (:15) South Park “SHOTS!!!” (5:50) South (:25) South South Park South Park South Park South Park South Park Crank Yank- The Daily Lights Out-D. (:05) South (:36) South Park ‘MA’ Park ‘MA’ ‘MA’ Park ‘MA’ Park ‘MA’ ‘MA’ ‘MA’ ‘MA’ ‘MA’ (N) ‘MA’ ers (N) ‘14’ Show Spade Park ‘MA’ Park ‘MA’ “Pitch Black” (2000, Science Fiction) Radha Mitchell, Vin Diesel. Vicious “The Chronicles of Riddick” (2004, Science Fiction) Vin Diesel, Colm “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” (2013, Action) Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis. Threats “Arsenal” creatures stalk the survivors of a spaceship crash. Feore. A fugitive fights an invading ruler and his army. from within the government jeopardize the G.I. Joes. (2017)



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Wheel of For- The GoldSchooled tune (N) ‘G’ bergs (N) “Beanie Ba‘PG’ bies” ‘PG’ Chicago P.D. “New Normal” Mike & Molly Mike & Molly Last Man Last Man Dateline Police investigate a Antonio and Ruzek clash over “Pie Fight” ‘14’ ‘14’ Standing ‘PG’ Standing ‘PG’ woman’s death. ‘14’ Voight. ‘14’ The Ellen DeGeneres Show KTVA 11 CBS Evening KTVA 11 News at 6 Survivor (N) ‘PG’ (N) ‘PG’ News at 5 News Two and a Entertainment Funny You Funny You The Big Bang The Big Bang The Masked Singer Two Half Men ‘14’ Tonight (N) Should Ask Should Ask Theory ‘14’ Theory ‘14’ celebrities are unwrapped. ‘PG’ ‘PG’ (N) ‘14’ Judge Judy Judge Judy Channel 2 NBC Nightly Channel 2 Newshour (N) Ellen’s Greatest Night of (N) ‘PG’ ‘PG’ News 5:00 News With Giveaways (N) ‘PG’ Report (N) Lester Holt Finding Your Roots With BBC World Nightly Busi- PBS NewsHour (N) Nature “Raising the Dinosaur Henry Louis Gates, Jr. ‘PG’ News ness Report Giant” Largest dinosaur ever America ‘G’ discovered. ‘G’


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


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Childhood abuse led woman to long life of promiscuity DEAR ABBY: I was all about my activities molested by my sister’s during our entire marhusband in 1959. I was riage. I have been chaste 5 years old. Growing up now for more than a year in the late ‘50s and ‘60s, and doing my best to not sexual abuse was never “fall off the wagon.” discussed in my parents’ My sister and her home. It just wasn’t husband are now elderly, done then. Of course, my but I still want to tell her brother-in-law told me it that he abused me. He was “our little secret.” also abused his adopted Dear Abby This has affected my daughter, who ran away Jeanne Phillips entire life. I didn’t get when she was 14. Should counseling for it because I tell my sister about what I didn’t remember it. I became he did to me, or must I take it to my promiscuous at a young age, but I grave? (We are already estranged.) — cannot remember any of the sexual SURVIVING IN TEXAS episodes. I have been with several DEAR SURVIVING: I am truly sorry thousand men and don’t remember for what you experienced and how it any of them. has affected your life, and I congratuI came up with a theory that each late you for your year of sobriety. That time, I went into a “fugue state.” I said, I think you would benefit from understand it’s common in children talking to a mental health professionwho are molested young. I am horal about this before deciding whether ribly ashamed of my behavior, and I to tell your sister. I say this for your beg God nightly for forgiveness. sake, not hers. I’m married with a 29-year-old If she remained with her husband son, and my husband and son know after he assaulted her young teenaged

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daughter (!), it won’t come as a total shock to her. However, she may be so calloused or deeply in denial that she won’t react or apologize, so do not expect it.

once and you will see that when the clothes come off, we are all variations on one grand design — even if some of the moving parts sag a little. DEAR ABBY: My husband left me DEAR ABBY: My husband wants stranded at the train station with no us to go to nudist resorts. We are both way to get home as a punishment in our 70s and very out of shape. He for my daughter’s behavior. He said is extremely overweight and old look- it was because I never take him ing. Everything hangs. He has been seriously, and I should live with the rude and nasty to me because I alconsequences. I feel he crossed a ways say no. I’m too old to leave him. very big boundary with this, and I’m We can’t keep fighting over this. He is considering leaving him. Am I wrong? also very unhealthy. Help! Please give — STRANDED IN CALIFORNIA me some advice. — CLOTHING NOT DEAR STRANDED: I don’t think OPTIONAL so. But before visiting a divorce DEAR C.N.O.: I’ll try. Naturist or lawyer, it might be better to consult a clothing-optional resorts are not what licensed marriage and family therayou may think they are. They are papist to see if you and your husband tronized by families and individuals can find a more effective way to of every shape, size and age. communicate. In the interest of peace in your Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van household, please do some research. Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, Your husband is unwell, and you and was founded by her mother, belong with him. You will not be Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby the exception, you will be the norm at or P.O. Box and you will not be judged. Try it 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHH You will not be able to complain about boredom; however, you could be upset over unusual hassles. It would be best to maintain a sense of humor and let everything happen naturally. Confusion creates an unusual undertone. Tonight: Go with the flow.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHH Stay aware of your budget. With so much going on, plus holiday shopping and an unanticipated cost,

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHH Your upbeat nature and wit save the day for you and hopefully others as well. What is clear is that you cannot prevent someone else from doing what he or she wants. Defer to others; it will help smooth the day out. Tonight: Be spontaneous.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHH You cannot deny being emotional today. You could be making more out of a situation than what exists. In fact, when speaking with the other party, you will notice that he or she was not bothered by what went down. Tonight: Get a good night’s sleep.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHH Friends surround you, yet there is an unusual intensity and unpredictability when dealing with them. Do not take any comments or problems personally. Just flow and maintain your sense of humor. Tonight: Go with the moment.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHH You could feel unusually tense. Much activity surrounds you

HHHH You are great at reading between the lines and coming to a conclusion. At present, you might come to the wrong conclusion! Hang out, be responsive and do not worry. Tonight: Celebrate news from a distance.

Dear Heloise: I had dinner at a friend’s house yesterday, and they served coleslaw, which they said was your recipe. Please reprint that recipe for me and others who love coleslaw. — Frances S., Findlay, Ohio Frances, this is a terrific recipe when you want something tasty for a side dish at lunch or dinner. You’ll need: 1/4 cup vegetable oil 2 tablespoons vinegar, lime juice or lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon prepared mustard 1/4 teaspoon celery salt 2 teaspoons mayonnaise Salt and pepper to taste Dash of paprika 1 head cabbage (about 2 pounds), shredded Mix oil with vinegar or lime or lemon juice in a bowl. Add prepared mustard, celery salt, mayonnaise, salt, pepper and paprika. Mix well. Pour the mixture over the shredded cabbage; toss and

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AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHHH You could be old, yet you will always have a childlike side to your personality. Mischief seems to revolve around you at the moment. If you maintain perspective, you could enjoy all the ins and outs created by confusion. Tonight: With a favorite person.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHH Reach out for a loved one who you often get into deep conversations with. This person opens your eyes just as you do for him or her. You will see a situation in a unique light after speaking with this person. Tonight: Make plans with someone special.

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HHHH You tend to be the leader, but what would be wise right now is to let another take the reins, especially in a partnership. The other party will appreciate your trust. He or she will come to a different conclusion than you. Tonight: Go with the flow.

MILK ICE CUBES Dear Heloise: I live alone, and I don’t drink milk, but occasionally a recipe will call for it. So, I freeze milk in an ice cube tray, and after it’s solid, I take the cubes out and place them in a freezer-safe bag, then store them in my freezer. When I need milk, I microwave the cubes in a glass measuring cup, using only as many as needed. — Molly-Mae, Bainbridge, Ind.


HHHH You might be more concerned about a situation than you realize. As events unfold, you recognize the need to take a break, gain perspective and accept things as they are. Indulge a family member who has been trying to clue you in about plans. Tonight: Order in.

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refrigerate. This easy recipe is just one of several in my pamphlet Heloise’s Fantabulous Vinegar Hints and More. You also will find cleaning and deodorizing hints that are easy, safe and economical to use. To get a copy, send $5, along with a stamped (70 cents), self-addressed, long envelope, to: Heloise/Vinegar, P.O. Box 795001, San Antonio, TX 78279-5001. Or you can order it online at FYI: Make this coleslaw recipe a day in advance so the flavors have a chance to blend for the best taste. — Heloise

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HHH Defer to a loved one you care a lot about. Sometimes you cannot handle as much as you would like. Do not push yourself. Others will be happy to pitch in. An issue involving your daily life demands attention. Tonight: Forget the holidays. Play it relaxed.

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at the workplace, yet you have a lot of demands elsewhere. Trying to juggle it all today might be impossible. Recognize your limits as a human. Tonight: Up till the wee hours.

BORN TODAY Actress Rita Moreno (1931), politician John Kerry (1943), musician Nikki Sixx (1958)

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This year, you often see the validity of both sides, even during disagreements. You might want to resolve problems before they happen with your newfound skill. If single, relating to others could be fun. A relationship formed this year could be very exciting. If attached, the two of you enjoy each other much more, now that you can grasp where your loved one comes from. Understanding and caring increase as a result. GEMINI can be challenging yet full of fun. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult

you could feel overwhelmed. You cannot change what is, but you can call up all of your self-discipline. Tonight: Allow someone else to treat.

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will remain a threat to national security and the Constitution if allowed to remain in office,” the nine-page impeachment resolution says. “If we did not hold him accountable, he would continue to undermine our election,” Pelosi said later at a forum sponsored by Politico. “Nothing less is at stake than the central point of our democracy — a free and fair election.” Trump tweeted that to impeach a president “who has done NOTHING wrong, is sheer Political Madness.” He later headed to Pennsylvania for a reelection campaign rally, where he called the effort “impeachment lite” and promised it would lead to his reelection in 2020. The outcome appears increasingly set as the House presses ahead toward impeachment as it has only three times in history against U.S. presidents, a test of the nation’s system of checks and balances. Democrats said they had a duty to act in what is now a strictly partisan undertaking, as Republicans stand with the president, because Trump has shown a pattern of behavior that, if left unchecked, poses risks to the democratic process. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., the Judiciary chairman, said the president “holds the ultimate public trust. When he betrays that trust and puts himself before country, he endangers the Constitution; he endangers our democracy; he endangers our national security.” “No one, not even the president, is above the law,” he said, announcing the charges before a portrait of George Washington. Chairman Adam Schiff of the Intelligence Committee said, “We stand here today because the president’s abuse of power leaves us with no choice.” Trump’s allies immediately plunged into the fight that will extend into the new year. White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said Democrats are trying to “overthrow” the administration. Campaign manager Brad Parscale said Democrats “don’t have a viable candidate for 2020 and they know it.” The president’s son, Eric, embraced his father’s penchant for name calling, assailing Pelosi and “her swamp creatures.” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he would be “totally surprised” if there were 67 votes in the chamber to convict Trump, and signaled options for a swift trial. He said no decision had been made whether to call witnesses. In drafting the charges against the president, Pelosi faced a legal and political challenge of balancing the views of her majority while hitting the Constitution’s bar of “treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors.” Some liberal lawmakers wanted more expansive charges encompassing the findings from special counsel Robert Mueller’s

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Spokesman: Young does not support articles of impeachment ANCHORAGE — Alaska’s lone member of the U.S. House does not support either of the articles of impeachment announced against President Donald Trump, a spokesman said Tuesday. The articles of impeachment announced by House Democrats are abuse of power and obstruction of Congress and focus on Trump’s dealings with Ukraine. Zack Brown, a spokesman for Republican U.S. Rep. Don Young, said by email that Young does not support the articles of impeachment. — Associated Press

probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election. Centrist Democrats preferred to keep the impeachment articles more focused on Trump’s actions toward Ukraine as a clearer case. The final resolution, slim in length yet broad in concept, attempted to find common ground by linking the Ukraine inquiry to the Mueller probe in two separate lines. It said the abuse of power was consistent with Trump’s “previous invitations of foreign interference in United States elections” while the obstruction charge was consistent with his efforts to undermine U.S. government ”investigations into foreign interference.” Democratic leaders say Trump put his political interests above those of the nation when he asked Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in a July phone call to investigate his rivals, including Democrat Joe Biden, and then withheld $400 million in military aid as the U.S. ally faced an aggressive Russia. They say he then obstructed Congress by stonewalling the House investigation. The articles say Trump “used the powers of the presidency in a manner that compromised the national security of the United States and undermined the integrity of the United States democratic process.” The first article, on abuse of power, says Trump “corruptly” solicited Ukraine to investigate his political rivals. The second article, obstruction of Congress, says that Trump directed defiance of the House’s ability to conduct its legal oversight like no other president “in the history of the republic.” Trump insisted in a new tweet that when he asked Ukraine’s president “to do us a favor” with the investigations, “‘us’ is a reference to USA, not me!” Democrats, however, say Trump’s meaning could not have been clearer in seeking political dirt on Biden, his possible opponent in the 2020 election. Republicans stand with the president even if they don’t fully address his actions. House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy said, the vote will be on impeachment not “whether a call is perfect.”

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Public Safety A14 The following judgments were recently handed down in Kenai District Court: ■■ Justin Rowe Hart, 38, address unknown, pleaded guilty to fourthdegree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed Dec. 17, 2018. He was fined $500, a $50 court surcharge, and a $50 jail surcharge. All other charges in this case were dismissed. ■■ Mikel James Hathaway, 23, of Kasilof, pleaded guilty to driving while license cancelled, revoked or suspended, committed Oct. 5. He was fined $1,000 with $500 suspended, a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered not to drive without a valid license and insurance, and was placed on probation for 12 months. ■■ Garrett C. Tikka, 27, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed July 11, 2018. He was sentenced to 120 days in jail with 100 days suspended, fined $4,000 with $1,000 suspended, a $150 court surcharge, a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and $1,467 cost of imprisonment, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, had his license revoked for one year, ordered ignition interlock for 12 months, ordered not to possess, consume or buy alcohol for two years, and placed on probation for two years. ■■ Dawnielle K. Selerup, 28, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to one count of fourthdegree theft and one count of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, committed Aug. 21. On count one, she was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and placed on probation for 12 months. On count two, she was placed on probation for 12 months, concurrent with probation in count one. ■■ Dawnielle K. Selerup, 28, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed Aug. 22. She was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and placed on probation for 12 months, concurrent with probation time in another case. All other charges in this case were dismissed. ■■ Stephanie L. Bishop, 30, of Sterling, pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal trespass (upon premises), committed Aug 4, 2018. She was fined $150 and a $50 court surcharge.. All other charges in this case were dismissed. ■■ Cameron M. Harvey, 27, of Kasilof, pleaded guilty to driving while license cancelled, revoked or suspended, committed July 14. He was sentenced to 10 days in jail and fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge. ■■ Travis Gene Herrick, 35, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed Apr. 30. He was sentenced to 360 days in jail with all but time served suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail


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surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete a substance/alcohol abuse assessment and follow all recommendations, and was placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed. ■■ Travis Gene Herrick, 35, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to violating condition of release, committed July 25. He was sentenced to five days in jail and fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge. ■■ Aaron John McDowell, 54, address unknown, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of attempted thirddegree misconduct involving weapons, committed Aug. 20, 2017. He was fined a $50 court surcharge, forfeited handguns, and was placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed. ■■ Corey A. Olympic, 25, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to two counts of amended charges of fourth-degree assault (recklessly injure), committed Oct. 1, and one count of violating condition of release for a felony, committed Nov. 21. On count one, he was sentenced to 180 days in jail with all but time served suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered not to consume or buy alcohol for 12 months, ordered to complete a domestic violence intervention program or an anger management program, and placed on probation for 12 months. On count two, he was sentenced to 180 days in jail with 180 days suspended, ordered not to buy or consume alcohol for 12 months, ordered to complete a substance/alcohol abuse assessment and follow all recommendations, and placed on probation for 12 months. On count three, he was sentenced to one day in jail. ■■ Corey Olympic, 25, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to violating condition of release for a felony, committed Oct. 14. He was sentenced to 10 days in jail with 10 days suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered not to consume or buy alcohol for 12 month, ordered to complete a substance/alcohol abuse assessment and follow all recommendations, and placed on probation for 12 months. ■■ Adam John Adams, 55, of Sterling, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed June 5. He was sentenced to 45 days on electronic monitoring with 40 days suspended, fined $3,000 with $1,500 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 ignition interlock for six months, and placed on probation for one year. ■■ Joel Amaral, 55, of Woodburn, Oregon, pleaded guilty to not having name and signature on fishing ticket,



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court reports committed June 22. He was fined $2,000 with $1,000 suspended and a $100 court surcharge and placed on probation until Oct. 14, 2021. ■■ Brian Lee Andry, 27, of Nikiski, pleaded guilty to no motor vehicle liability insurance, committed Sept. 22. He was fined $500 and a $50 court surcharge. ■■ Marco Antonio Baralas, 39, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of third-degree theft, committed July 12. He was fined $2,000 with $1,000 suspended, a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay restitution, ordered to have no contact with Sportsman’s Warehouse, and placed on probation for 24 months. ■■ Sharon Barraclough, 31, of Anchorage, pleaded guilty to improper use of registration, title or plates, committed Sept. 28. He was fined $150 and a $100 court surcharge. ■■ Tyler Douglas Barrickman, 26, of Clam Gulch, pleaded guilty to one count of an amended charge of attempted first-degree vehicle theft and one count of fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed Sept. 6. On count one, he was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 90 days suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete a substance/alcohol abuse assessment and follow all recommendations, ordered to pay restitution, forfeited items seized, and placed on probation for 24 months. On count two, he was fined $1,000 with $500 suspended, sentenced to 90 days in jail with all but time served suspended, ordered to complete a substance/alcohol abuse assessment and follow all recommendations, forfeited items seized, and placed on probation for 24 months, concurrent with count one. ■■ Lief C. Bosdell, 21, of Anchorage, pleaded guilty to false information or report, committed Dec. 28, 2018. He was fined $500 with $250 suspended, a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and placed on probation for 12 months. ■■ Beau E. Brown, 35, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Aug. 1, 2018. He was sentenced to 30 days on electronic monitoring with 27 days suspended, fined $2,000 with $500 suspended, a $75 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 ignition interlock for six months, and placed on probation for one year. ■■ Juett Lynwood Cook, 25, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to one count of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor

and one count of resisting or interfering with arrest, committed Oct. 15. On count one, Cook was fined $150, a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and placed on probation for 12 months. On the count of resisting or interfering with arrest, Cook was sentenced to 50 days in jail with 45 days suspended and placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed. ■■ Sofia Nana Costales, 36, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree theft, committee Mar. 10. She was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay restitution, ordered to have no contact with Lea’s Boutique, and placed on probation for 12 months, concurrent with probation time in another case. All other charges in this case were dismissed. ■■ Sofia N. Costales, 36, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to third-degree theft, committed Aug. 20. She was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay restitution, ordered to have no contact with Kenai Safeway, and placed on probation for 12 months. ■■ Sofia Nana Costales, 36, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to one count of fourthdegree assault (recklessly injure), committed Oct. 5. She was sentenced to 60 days in jail, credited for time served, and fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended. All other charges in this case were dismissed. ■■ Jamie Doleman, 36, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to one count of disorderly conduct (challenge to fight) and one count of second-degree criminal trespass (upon premises), committed Sept. 19. On count one, he was fined $150, a $100 court surcharge, and a $50 jail surcharge. On count two, he was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered not to return to Central Peninsula General Hospital unless for an emergency or a pre-arranged appointment, and was placed on probation for 12 months. ■■ Talofa K. Eli, 34, address unknown, pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal trespass (in a dwelling), committed Sept. 25. Eli was sentenced to 220 days in jail with all but time served suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, forfeited all items seized, and placed on probation for 24 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed. ■■ Daniel Aaron Evans, 23, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to driving while license cancelled, revoked or suspended, committed Sept. 5. He was fined $500 and a $100 court surcharge and placed on probation for 12 months. ■■ Sebastian Raymond Farnam, 22, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of disorderly conduct (creating a hazardous condition), committed May 24. He was fined $250 and a $100 court

surcharge and forfeited items seized. ■■ Sebastian Farnam, 22, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed July 22. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail with 27 days suspended, fined $2,000 with $500 suspended, a $150 court surcharge, a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and $330 cost of imprisonment, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, had his license revoked for 90 days, forfeited items seized, and placed on probation for 12 months. ■■ Sebastian Farnam, 22, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to one count of an amended charge of first-degree criminal trespass (in a dwelling) and one count of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor, committed Sept. 17. On count one, he was sentenced to 330 days in jail with 300 days suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to complete a substance/alcohol abuse assessment and follow all recommendations, ordered to pay restitution, forfeited items seized, and placed on probation for 36 months. On the count of violating conditions of release, he was ordered to complete a substance/alcohol abuse assessment and follow all recommendations and placed on probation for 36 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed. ■■ Denise Effie Gilliam, 32, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to driving while license cancelled, revoked for suspended, committed Sept. 12. She was fined $1,000 with $500 suspended, a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, and placed on probation for 12 months. ■■ Richard Wayne Heath, Jr., 39, of Soldotna, was found guilty of driving under the influence, committed Mar. 2. He was sentenced to 90 days on electronic monitoring with 87 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 of monitoring ordered, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, had his license revoked for 90 days, ordered ignition interlock for six months, and placed on probation for 12 months. ■■ Marcia A. Henderson, 51, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Nov. 1. She was sentenced to 270 days in jail with 210 days suspended, fined $5,000 with $1,000 suspended, a $150 court surcharge, a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and $2,000 cost of imprisonment, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program treatment, had her license revoked for three years, ordered ignition interlock for 18 months, ordered not to possess, consume or buy alcohol for five years, and placed on probation for five years. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

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Peninsula Clarion, December 11, 2019  

December 11, 2019 edition of the Peninsula Clarion

Peninsula Clarion, December 11, 2019  

December 11, 2019 edition of the Peninsula Clarion