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Powerful Native corporation to leave group ANCHORAGE — A powerful Alaska Native corporation is withdrawing from the Alaska Federation of Natives at the end of this year, KTOO Public Media reported. Arctic Slope Regional Corp. Director of Communications Ty Hardt wrote in a statement issued Friday that the organization’s board of directors voted unanimously to end its membership in the federation on Dec. 31. “With this decision, ASRC intends to focus on the various needs within Alaska’s North Slope, where there is an increased degree of alignment as well as additional efficiencies related to shared geography and other interests,” Hardt said. The corporation had been in talks about withdrawing “for more than a year,” according to the release. The statement didn’t detail the problems or disagreements between the corporation and the federation. The Utqiagvik-based company serves Iñupiat shareholders living primarily in Alaska’s North Slope. It is the largest corporation based in Alaska. KTOO reports that the corporation and tribal organizations have had disagreements on the issues posed by climate change. During the most recent federation convention in Fairbanks, a resolution on whether to declare a climate emergency stalled for more than an hour, with many of the most vocal opponents hailing from the North Slope region. Arctic Slope would be the only Alaska Native corporation in the state not to be a member of federation, which is the state’s largest Native organization, KTOO reported.

State proposes copying prisoner mail to stop drug smuggling ANCHORAGE — Alaska prison officials have proposed giving inmates copies of their incoming mail rather than originals to crack down on smuggling, officials said. See news, Page A3

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Assembly approves disaster funds In addition to extending the emergency declaration, the Assembly voted unanimously to appropriate $280,000 to make necessary repairs to public infrastructure. By Victoria Petersen Peninsula Clarion

Emergency funds have been made available to repair damages caused by several recent winter storms. During a special assembly meeting Friday, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly voted unanimously to extend the borough’s emergency disaster declaration and to appropriate $280,000 to make necessary repairs to public infrastructure caused by storms that brought

high winds, rainfall, snowfall and power outages to much of the Kenai Peninsula. Dan Nelson, emergency manager for the borough, spoke about damages caused by the winter storms to the assembly. Most of those impacts were in the southern peninsula, where heavy rainfall flooded streams and rivers, plugged culverts, caused mudslides and damaged both borough and state roadways. Photo courtesy of Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management

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Dorothy Drive near Anchor Point was damaged during the recent stormy weather.

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and parole officer with the Department of Corrections, conducted a training course on trauma-informed care. The training provided was the same training given to criminal justice professionals and is certified by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Stuart is one of the only

The city of Soldotna will be electing a new mayor Tuesday. After the Sept. 10 death of Mayor John Nels Anderson, the city council declared the mayor’s seat vacant. At their Sept. 26 meeting, they called a special election to elect a new mayor Dec. 17. Two Soldotna residents have launched campaigns to run for mayor, Pete Sprague and Charlene M. Tautfest. Tautfest has lived in Alaska for 25 years, according to the candidate information form available on the city’s website. She has a degree in business administration from the University of Alaska Anchorage. She is currently serving on several boards, including the Alaska Mental Health Board, Alaska Coalition on Housing and Homelessness and the Governor’s Council on Disabilities and Special Education. She’s a member of the Rotary, Republican Women of the Kenai and serves as a director of the Peninsula Community Health Services of Alaska. Sprague has lived in Alaska for 44 years, according to his candidate information form. He served as Soldotna’s mayor between 2015 and 2017 and on the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly from 1998 to 2010. He also served on the Soldotna City Council from 1997 to 1999 and again from 2011 to 2015. He has a bachelor’s degree in history from the State University of New York at Albany. Sprague is retired from the U.S. Postal Service and is a current member of the Soldotna Historical Society.

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Easton Symonds tells Santa Claus what he wants for Christmas during Christmas Comes to Nikiski at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center on Saturday. Easton was a little shy about giving Santa his wish list, but readily said “Yes!” to every suggestion that was offered to him, including a race car and a remote-control helicopter. Christmas Comes to Nikiski also featured a craft fair with more than 30 local vendors as well as free cookie and ornament decorating for the kids.

Volunteers get training for emergency cold-weather shelter By Brian Mazurek Peninsula Clarion

Advocates are a few steps closer to developing an emergency coldweather shelter on the Kenai Peninsula. This weekend about a dozen volunteers participated in two days of training that prepared them with the skills and knowledge needed to staff an overnight shelter for

homeless families on the peninsula. Friday’s training consisted of basic first aid, including CPR and naloxone administration, as well information on proper sanitation and biohazards. Leslie Rohr, executive director of Love, INC of the Kenai Peninsula, said that the CPR training was not the official certification course, but it did give volunteers the opportunity to practice on a dummy. On Saturday Jodi Stuart, probation

Charges head to House; Trump cries anew: ‘Hoax’ By Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Democrats propelled President Donald Trump’s impeachment toward a historic vote by the full U.S. House as the Judiciary Committee on Friday approved charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. It’s the latest major step in the constitutional and political storm that has divided Congress and the nation. The House is expected to approve the two articles of impeachment next week, before lawmakers depart for the holidays. The partisan split in the committee

vote — 23 Democrats to 17 Republicans — reflects the atmosphere in Congress. The Democratic-majority House is expected to approve the charges against Trump next week, but the Republican-controlled Senate is likely to acquit him after a January trial. Trump is accused, in the first article, of abusing his presidential power by asking Ukraine to investigate his 2020 rival Joe Biden while holding military aid as leverage, and, in the second, of obstructing Congress by blocking the House’s efforts to probe his actions. “Today is a solemn and sad day,” Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., told reporters after the session, marking

the third time in U.S. history the panel has voted to recommend impeaching a president. He said the full House would act ”expeditiously.”’ At the White House after the votes, Trump denounced the inquiry and actions against him, using the terms he’s relied on for months. He referred to the impeachment effort four times as a hoax, twice as a sham and once each as a scam, a witch hunt and a disgrace. He described his actions as perfect three times and said four times he did nothing wrong. When he had asked Ukraine to “do us a favor” in the July phone call that sparked the impeachment inquiry, he said, the “us” referred to the U.S., not a political favor for himself.

Trump noted that he watched “quite a bit” of the previous day’s proceedings, and he derided the government officials who testified that he pressured Ukraine. He claimed he actually was benefiting politically from impeachment. Voting was swift and solemn Friday, with none of the fiery speeches and weighty nods to history that defined the previous two days of debate, including 14 hours that stretched nearly to midnight Thursday. Nadler abruptly halted that rancorous session so voting could be held in daylight, for all Americans to see. See impeach, Page A2


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Santa’s sled stops in Kenai Santa Claus and Comet and Crash the reindeer pose for a photo at the Cannery Lodge in Kenai on Saturday. Santa and his reindeer visited the Cannery Lodge on Saturday for brunch, cookie decorating and photos with the kids. Crash and Comet are from the Kenai Reindeer Farm, and the two reindeer travel all over the peninsula to take photos with Santa Claus during the Christmas season. From left: Abi Ward, Crash the reindeer, Katie Johnson, Sidney Johnson, Jason Johnson, Luke Cole, Santa Claus, Brittney Pharris and Comet the reindeer.

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people on the peninsula who can offer this course. She said on Saturday that a lot of the lessons taught to those in law enforcement can be applied to those working at an overnight shelter. “Often, individuals that are coming out of incarceration wind up in shelters, so there’s a direct correlation between the populations that we serve,” Stuart said. “I felt it was important to offer a legitimate training that this community can then use and be able to spread how trauma can affect many of our actions, the way we think and how we do things.” Clayton Dempster was one of the volunteers at Saturday’s training and said he wanted to give back to the community because he has had some firsthand experience with both incarceration and living on the street. Dempster said he was recently released from jail in Reno, Nevada, and has been staying at the men’s Freedom House in Soldotna — a faithbased recovery residence program — for the past few months.

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“I was born and raised here, so I decided to come back here and kind of get my life together where it all started,” Dempster said. “I tried my own way for years, so I decided to surrender to God and just try to make myself available to him as he has always been available to me. Through doing that I feel like I want to try and help other people and just let God’s light shine through me.” Dempster said that his own experiences have given him the ability to empathize with those he will be interacting with at the shelter and potentially help them improve their lives. “I know what it’s like being lost and on drugs, and I feel drawn to people that are still suffering or might feel a little hopeless or stuck,” Dempster said. “Even just being there for them, giving them someone to talk to, and also being able to pray with them is important.” Trauma-informed care — an approach used when interacting with vulnerable populations, including those experiencing homelessness and people who are incarcerated — recognizes the presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledges the

role that trauma can play in people’s lives, according to SAMHSA’s definition. The training on Saturday had the volunteers discussing what events or actions can be traumatic for individuals as well as how that trauma manifests itself in the behaviors of those affected by it. Throughout the course, Stuart emphasized the importance of recognizing that trauma is universal — meaning everyone is affected by it — and that the degree or severity of one person’s trauma does not minimize or negate the experiences of someone else. One of the volunteers, Twyla Mundy, has experience with prison ministry and said that recognizing the universality of trauma is a crucial step in being able to help those who are homeless. “We are a society of broken people,” Mundy said. “We are all traumatized, but not to the degree that some of us are.” Mundy also said that even if problems arise during implementation of the shelter, just having one on the peninsula will go a long way. “If we can open any kind of shelter at below 20 and there’s one person that’s warmer that night, that’s how we start,” Mundy said. “We’re

casting their votes, gaveled in the landmark but brief morning session at the Capitol. Lawmakers responded “aye” or “yes” for the Democrats, simply “no’ for the Republicans. There was no new debate.

Trump is only the fourth U.S. president to face impeachment proceedings and the first to be running for reelection at the same time. Next week’s House votes pose potentially serious political consequences

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not perfect, it’s not gonna work real well for a while, but we need to start stumbling because it may make the difference between life and death.” On nights where the temperature in Kenai drops below 20 degrees Fahrenheit, the shelter will operate out of one of the churches that have agreed to participate in the program. Rohr said that a sixth church only recently came on board, and organizers are hoping to have a seventh church soon so that

each can be assigned one day of the week. The shelter will require four volunteers to be awake from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. and will include meals donated by the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank for dinner and breakfast. Rohr said that one of the most important parts of the shelter will be giving individuals and families the resources they need to start improving their lives after they leave in the morning. “It’s not just going to be an in-and-out kind of deal,”

Rohr said. “We want people to leave with a plan for the day and somewhere to go that will help them access whatever it is they need.” Rohr said that if all goes according to plan, the shelter could be up and running by January. The next shelter workgroup meeting will be Dec. 17 at noon at the Independent Living Center on Kalifornsky Beach Road. Anyone interested in volunteering can contact Rohr at leslie@

for both parties ahead of the 2020 elections, with Americans deeply divided over whether the president indeed conducted impeachable acts and whether it should be up to Congress, or the voters, to decide whether he should remain in office. Rep. Debbie Lesko, R-Ariz., defended the president against what she called “unfair, rigged” proceedings. “They had no proof, no evidence, no crime, but they went ahead anyway and they’re tearing the country apart,” she said. Democrats countered they had no choice but to protect the 2020 election from further Trump outreach for foreign interference. Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., who held up a copy of the Constitution as she voted, called impeachment “a very necessary thing to save our democracy.”

The president has refused to participate in the proceedings and instructed U.S. officials not to as well, tweeting criticisms from the sidelines and mocking the charges against him in the House’s nine-page resolution as “impeachment light.” But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the president was wrong and the case against him was deeply grounded. Democrats contend that Trump has engaged in a pattern of misconduct toward Russia dating back to the 2016 election campaign that special counsel Robert Mueller investigated. And they say his dealings with Ukraine have benefited its aggressive neighbor Russia, not the U.S., and he must be prevented from “corrupting” U.S. elections again and cheating his way to a second term next year. “It is urgent,” Pelosi said.

With impeachment almost certain in the House, even with a smattering of defections from Democrats, particularly the freshman lawmakers seeking re-election in districts where Trump remains popular, the pressure will be on Republicans in the Senate to hold the line in support of the president. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday on Fox News, “There is zero chance the president will be removed from office.” On Friday as he filed for his own reelection in Kentucky, he said the Democrats have a “weak case.” Republican senators have been advocating for a swift trial next year. But Trump is eager for a showdown in the Senate that will not only acquit him of the charges but provide vindication while inflicting political pain on Democrats.

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Richard Donald Syvrud

December 21, 1936 - October 20, 2019 Richard Donald Syvrud of Kenai died at home on the evening of October 20, 2019 after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 82. Richard was born on December 21, 1936 in Bismarck, North Dakota to Sigurd and Marion Syvrud, a mailman and nurse who raised their three boys in Mandan, North Dakota. He always had fond memories of visiting his grandmother’s farm outside Mandan and eating her fresh homemade bread and butter after school. Richard graduated from Mandan High School in Mandan, North Dakota. Richard worked as a cowboy on a ranch in Canada for several years in the late 50’s, and served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1958. Richard married Karen Larson on August 17, 1962. The two grew up down the street from each other. He first asked her to marry him on the playground ice rink when he was in the fourth grade and she was in the third. Richard graduated from welding school in Arizona in 1973, and afterwards the Syvruds moved to Alaska and raised their family in Kenai. He worked for many years on the Alaska oilfields, and several platforms in Cook Inlet as a welder. Richard had a gift for fabrication and problem solving. He was valued for his hard work, and regularly shared that his favorite word was alacrity, which he defined as “eager willingness.” Richard was a handyman extraordinaire, always willing to move, construct, or improve just about anything for his family and neighbors. He had a very specific taste in snow shovels, and took great joy in a well-manicured winter driveway and tidy wood pile. He was an elder at Kenai Christian Church for decades, and, even years after Alzheimer’s had set in, would often join and harmonize in cheerful songs and hymns that stayed with him even as so much else of him was gone. Whenever someone asked how he was doing, he was quick to respond “borderline excellent.” When asked when he would be excellent, he was bold to say “when I’m with Jesus.” Richard was preceded in death by his wife Karen, and his parents, Sigurd and Marion. Richard is survived by a large extended family, including his brothers Robert Syvrud of Polson, Montana and Gerald Syvrud of Hawley, Minnesota and their families. He also leaves behind his daughters and sons-in-law, Leslie and Pat Cooper of Kenai, Tana and Jim Butler of Kenai, and son, Wade Syvrud, of Ashland, Kentucky, and his ten grandchildren, all of whom look forward to being “excellent” with him. A service will be held next summer. If you wish to honor his memory, please shovel the driveway of a neighbor or dear one this winter. Donations may also be made to The Bible Project

James Alan Shew

March 4, 1951 - November 20, 2019 Kenai resident Mr. James “Jim” Alan Shew, 68, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 at his home with his family by his side. A celebration of life will be held in early August on the beach near his home in Kenai, Alaska. Jim was born March 4, 1951 in Eugene, Oregon. He was a 1969 graduate of Mohawk School in Marcola Oregon and earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Oregon State University in 1974. He moved to Kenai in 1974, where he worked for Unocal from 1974 to 1983. In 1983 he moved to Santa Maria, California, then moved to Ventura, California, from 1993 to 1995, then moved to Lafayette, Louisiana, from 1995 to 2000 and Anchorage from 2000 to 2006. In 2006, he retired from Unocal and returned to Kenai, the town he loved. Jim was an avid fisherman and hunter and spent his retirement years striking terror in the hearts of fish and moose throughout Alaska. He and his wife of 45 years enjoyed spending time outdoors and sharing their love of Alaska with friends and family. He also enjoyed tying flies, building fishing poles, building boats, woodworking, and making things in his shop. Family and friends knew him as “Jim the Fixer” because he was always willing to lend a helping hand. He was preceded in death by his son, William Elmer Shew; brother Gary Jay Shew; Mother, Louise Pearl Shew (nee Clum); and father Elmer Ellsworth Shew. He is survived by his wife, Ann Jackson Shew of Kenai; daughter, Erin Kelly Shew of Anchorage; brothers, Nelson (Barbara) Shew of Lebanon, Oregon, Elmer Shew of Marcola, Oregon, Jack Shew of Sutherlin, Oregon and Dennis (Tami) Shew of Springfield, Oregon; aunt, Doris Hart of Eugene, Oregon and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. Jim was generous in sharing his time, resources and knowledge with friends and strangers alike. In lieu of donations, his family asks you do a kind deed for someone or share your knowledge of a favorite hobby or skill. Friends and family will scatter his ashes at some of his favorite fishing and hunting spots around Alaska and in the Mohawk River in Oregon where he learned to fish. Arrangements made By Peninsula Memorial Chapel & Crematory. Please visit or sign his online guestbook at

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“With this back-to-back weather system — what we experienced with the warming trend caused a significant amount of damage and a significant amount of effects on the Kenai Peninsula, whether it was just residents dealing with power outages and those things with transportation and icy roads and some of those other issues, to road damage to some of our infrastructure,” Nelson said at the special assembly meeting. On the central peninsula, Nelson said there weren’t too many impacts from the storms. Nikiski and the Kenai, Soldotna and Sterling areas experienced power outages. Nelson said culverts were plugged along two streets near Kalifornsky Beach Road — Trawling Avenue and Dog Fish Avenue — causing drainage issues. The eastern peninsula had small impacts as well. Nelson said most of the work done in the Seward area were preventative, where work was done to clear culverts and avoid drainage issues. Nelson said work was done to make sure all of the roads that were impacted are passable. The funds appropriated Friday will allow the borough to

mayor would have ended after the 2020 October election. Since the vacancy in office occurred more than six months before a regular election, a special election to fill the unexpired term is required. Whoever is elected at the special election will serve until October 2020.

continue making critical repairs. Emergency disaster declarations are valid for seven days unless they are extended. The assembly voted to extend their declaration for 30 more days through a resolution, allowing for a more complete response. The declaration calls upon the state for assistance, as the borough has expended significant resources in response to the storm damage. The state is currently processing the borough’s request for assistance, Friday’s Alaska Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Situation Report said. The state Department of Transportation is also in the process of compiling response and repair costs to several roads on the Kenai Peninsula, according to the situation report. The disaster declaration was enacted by Mayor Charlie Pierce Dec. 6, the same day the city of Seldovia issued their own declaration after winter storms caused widespread damage and power outages, impacting backup power generators. The declaration also highlighted the imminent threat of weather that came early this week when winter storms flooded roads and caused landslides in some areas of the southern peninsula.

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The state Department of Corrections asked lawmakers to approve a $400,000 budget increase for the program, Alaska’s Energy Desk reported Thursday. All inmate mail except confidential letters from attorneys is already opened by prison staff. But that method of intercepting incoming contraband is not completely successful, Corrections Commissioner Nancy Dahlstrom said. “Let me just say that people can be very, very creative with mail, and with bringing contraband into the facility,” Dahlstrom said Wednesday. Four department employees would copy more than 908,000 pages of inmate mail annually under the program, officials said. Dahlstrom acknowledged there may be sentimental value in allowing inmates to receive original versions of their mail. “But our job is to keep folks safe there,” she said. “I think that communication being copied is sufficient.” The U.S. Bureau of Prisons has adopted the practice of copying mail at some federal corrections facilities. Pennsylvania adopted a similar policy last year to block illegal drugs such as synthetic marijuana from entering prisons. But the state faced legal challenges from the American Civil Liberties Union and others saying that allowing prison guards to open inmate mail failed to guarantee the confidentiality of communications with attorneys. Alaska corrections officials believe they can avoid Pennsylvania’s legal problems, Dahlstrom said, but she declined to share details before lawmakers approve the program. The ACLU of Alaska will ask lawmakers to reject the proposal, spokeswoman Megan Edge said. “This is not only costly but it’s intrusive,” Edge said. “Given the known legal issues, we are hopeful the Legislature will correct this proposed unconstitutional use of state dollars.”

Airport police seize $133K in alcohol in 6 months FAIRBANKS — Authorities at an Alaska airport seized more than $133,000 in illegal alcohol and more than 140 grams of drugs in the past six months, officials said. The Fairbanks Airport Police and Fire Department seized 59 gallons of illegal alcohol and 5 ounces of illegal drugs, KTVF-TV reported. The seizures led to 32 charges filed against 21 bootleggers who were bringing the drugs and contraband alcohol to the area to distribute in rural communities, authorities said. Village residents often tell authorities how the illegal substances hurt the communities, while many villages have enacted bans on importing or selling alcohol, Fairbanks Airport Police and Fire Chief Aaron Danielson said. Authorities stop many of the substances at the airport with the assistance of tips from community members, Danielson said.


“The public and those community members can help by notifying law enforcement of the people they know in their community who are bringing illegal drugs and alcohol,” Danielson said. Airport authorities operate an anonymous tip phone line and email address for those with information, he said. “Letting us know when, where, how, whom, how it’s packaged,” Danielson said, “helps us find and stop those substances from coming in.”

State releases Fairbanks air quality improvement plan FAIRBANKS — An Alaska conservation department submitted its final required air quality improvement plan to the Environmental Protection Agency intended to help Fairbanks reach compliance with the Clean Air Act. The state Department of Environmental Conservation released the Serious State Implementation Plan for Fairbanks North Star Borough allowing the public to see changes and their effective dates, KTVF-TV reported Friday. This plan reflects revisions made after the department received public feedback, including increasing the time before some requirements take effect, officials said. “The tremendous local input we received from Fairbanks and North Pole residents, businesses, and groups was used to help better tailor the regulations and requirements for the community. This plan will ultimately improve air quality and will lead to attainment in less than a decade,” department Commissioner Jason Brune said in a news release. The plan prohibits the use of wood as the only heating source in homes, requires the use of EPA-certified wood burning devices, prohibits commercial sellers from selling anything other than dry wood and multiple other changes. The plan also enforces additional requirements for businesses that generate emissions such as large industrial corporations or smaller coffee-roasting and charbroiling businesses, officials said. Some of the changes have delayed effective dates but most of the regulations are expected to go into effect Jan. 8, department officials said. Officials have encouraged residents and business owners to visit the department’s website to see more information on the plan.

Oil company sues former employee, officer for $7M ANCHORAGE — An oil company in Alaska sued a former employee, an Anchorage police officer and others alleging they embezzled more than $7 million, ConocoPhillips lawyers filed the lawsuit in federal court Thursday against former senior drilling and wells planner Forrest Wright, his wife Amanda and his father-in-law David Benefield, Alaska Public Media reported Friday. The lawsuit also names Anchorage police Officer Nathan Keays and his wife Kelly.

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ederal regulators took woefully inadequate action recently on fake online reviews of a consumer product. Such action should be more aggressive and tougher. The Federal Trade Commission accused Houston-based Sunday Riley Skincare of directing the posting of glowing online reviews of its products on the website of Sephora. The leader of the beauty products maker instructed her employees to do so, and then used technology to hide the IP addresses of the posters to mask that employees were writing the four- and five-star reviews. The FTC’s settlement put an end to the bogus review posting but imposed no financial penalties. Two commission members objected, with one saying the settlement was unlikely to deter other would-be wrongdoers. True. Even an increase of one star in a rating on gives a big jump to sales. That cha-ching is what entices manufacturers and distributors to consider such shady dealings. Reviews are available on nearly every product website, and frequently are examined by would-be buyers. Fake reviews are unfair and can be dangerous to the unsuspecting public. In the Sunday Riley case, the brazenness is jolting. Ms. Riley, the chief executive, sent an email to her staff to post reviews, saying in part: “Make sure to NOT compare the product to other products, to not use foul language and to be very enthusiastic without looking like a plant.” The FTC found multiple fake reviews, going on for years, but its settlement with Sunday Riley called for the practice to end but no fines. If the company posts further fake reviews, civil penalties will kick in. Retailers have an obligation to monitor product reviews on their websites. Some companies remove those that aren’t signed by a verified customer. Amazon said it prevented more than 13 million bogus reviews on its website last year. Self-policing is fine, but federal regulators should step up their game. The FTC should take online commerce seriously to protect the public and to punish the cheaters. That means implementing sanctions. — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Dec. 10



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Alaska voices | Gov. Mike Dunleavy

Operation Lady Justice brings violence against women front and center


early seven years ago, 13-yearold Mackenzie Howard was murdered in the tight-knit community of Kake, Alaska. A night passed before the first law enforcement officer arrived from over 100 miles away. While the details change, Mackenzie’s story repeats itself many times over. Tragically, Alaskan women are killed by men at the highest rate in the country, and murder remains the third-highest cause of death for Alaska Native women. According to a University of Alaska Anchorage study, 60% of women in Alaska report suffering violence at the hands of an intimate partner. Clearly, our obligation to Alaska’s 350,000 women and girls remains unmet. As governor of Alaska, and proud father of three capable young women, it has been my goal since my first day in office to close this dark chapter in our state’s history. To that end, I signed legislation last summer drastically increasing the penalties and expanding the criteria for rape and sexual abuse. This included repealing the marriage defense for sexual abuse — a major step forward in our fight to end domestic abuse. Our bill also brought Alaska’s criminal code into the 21st century by punishing those who make a habit of harassing women with unsolicited explicit texts. Likewise, funding for law enforcement and victim services received a significant boost this year, allowing us to hire more Alaska Troopers than any other year in the previous decade. Additionally, our 26 emergency shelter and victim assistance programs received more funding than ever before.

I am also proud to report that the Department of Public Safety (DPS) has cleared the Alaska State Trooper’s backlog of sexual assault kits that once stood at 650 untested kits. Testing of additional kits submitted by local agencies is funded and well underway, with all previously untested sexual assault kits projected to be processed by the end of 2020. Additionally, DPS has enlisted the University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center to interview sexual assault victims and conduct research that will enable us to improve our investigative and prosecutorial techniques. The momentum we are building as my administration works to secure resources and attention for this critical issue is tangible. In May, Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) invited Attorney General William Barr to tour our state to personally witness the challenges we face. I had the opportunity to meet with Barr in Anchorage and was encouraged by his desire to partner with us in addressing Alaska’s public safety issues. Shortly after Barr’s visit, the Trump administration delivered a long-overdue federal emergency declaration. With this declaration came $6 million in emergency funding to address public safety infrastructure needs in rural Alaska. The attorney general also announced or extended several tribal grant programs addressing forensic training, rape crisis programs, and drug enforcement. Last month our cause received another major boost with Barr’s announcement of a taskforce to address the scourge of crimes against indigenous women. Operation Lady

Justice aims to coordinate research, establish new grants, and greatly increase available public safety resources, all with one unified goal: bring home our missing indigenous women and girls and deliver longoverdue justice to their tormentors. With Operation Lady Justice comes a new partnership between the Alaska State Troopers, local law enforcement, and the FBI. Together, we will standardize law enforcement’s response to missing or murdered Alaska Natives. New rapid deployment teams will help us overcome the mistakes of the past, increasing response times, ensuring reports are properly classified, and fully utilizing the FBI’s tremendous investigative resources. The creation of a new federal coordinator position will ensure that our combined efforts evolve in a research-driven manner. But as I said when I signed our landmark crime-fighting bill in July, this is only the beginning of our work to secure the safety of all Alaskans. The challenge of protecting citizens spread across nearly 600,000 square miles of unincorporated wilderness and remote boroughs cannot be understated. My administration remains hard at work developing strategies that will protect Alaskans wherever they call home. Yet for the first time, I am convinced that we are on the precipice of a turning point. Never before have so many people — from hardworking activists to officials in the highest levels of government — worked together to fight on behalf of Alaskan women. It’s past time for us to do right by those who we, as a state and a nation, have long failed.

Time to erect new statues


e Americans have torn down a lot of statues during the past few years. You know the type: Memorials to military and civil leaders of the Confederate States of America. Perhaps it’s time to switch gears and erect a few new statues. Give credit to the people and public officials of Montgomery, Alabama, for taking the lead. Earlier this month, Montgomery dedicated a new statue honoring the late Rosa Parks. The ceremony was held on the 64th anniversary of Parks’ historic refusal to give up her seat on a public bus, to a white man. That got her kicked off the bus, under the viciously racist laws that existed at the time. It also sparked a boycott of city buses in Montgomery, helping a civil rights movement that continued to gain strength. Parks, 92 years old when she died in 2005, was a small, quiet woman. That marvelous lady had the courage to say, “Enough!” Her deed inspired millions. The courage of Parks and others who fought, sometimes at great risk, against segregation and racial violence deserves more recognition than we Americans have provided to date. It is one thing to tear down statues erected to honor those who fought to perpetuate slavery. It is another, more important in many ways, to recognize those who fought against it, then later against discrimination of any sort. Good for the people of Montgomery — which, incidentally, was the first capital of the Confederacy. The fight against slavery, then for civil rights, had many heroes and heroines. One day, let us hope, they will join Rosa Parks in being recognized through statues honoring truly great Americans. — The Leader-Herald, Dec. 11

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Democrats threaten to boycott next debate over labor dispute By Will Weissert Associated Press

WASHINGTON — All seven Democratic presidential candidates who qualified for next week’s debate threatened on Friday to skip the event if an ongoing labor dispute forces them to cross picket lines on the campus hosting it. The Democratic National Committee said it is trying to come up with an “acceptable resolution” to the situation so the debate can proceed. A labor union called UNITE HERE Local 11 says it will picket as Loyola Marymount University hosts Thursday’s sixth Democratic debate of the cycle, and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders responded by tweeting they wouldn’t participate if that meant crossing it. Former Vice President Joe Biden, Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, environmental activist Tom Steyer and businessman Andrew Yang followed suit. “The DNC should find a solution that lives up to our party’s commitment to fight for working people. I will not cross the union’s picket line even if it means missing the debate,” Warren tweeted. Sanders tweeted, “I will not be crossing their picket line,” while Biden tweeted: “We’ve got to stand together with @UNITEHERE11 for affordable health care and fair wages. A job is about more than just a paycheck. It’s about dignity.” The other candidates used Twitter to post similar sentiments. UNITE HERE Local 11 says it

represents 150 cooks, dishwashers, cashiers, and servers working on the Loyola Marymount campus. It says it has been in negotiations with a food service company since March for a collective bargaining agreement without reaching a resolution, and “workers and students began picketing on campus in November to voice their concern for a fair agreement. The company abruptly canceled scheduled contract negotiations last week.” “We had hoped that workers would have a contract with wages and affordable health insurance before the debate next week. Instead, workers will be picketing when the candidates come to campus,” Susan Minato, Co-President of UNITE HERE Local 11, said in the statement. DNC communications director Xochitl Hinojosa said both the DNC and the university found out about the issue earlier Friday, but expressed support for the union and the candidates’ boycott, stating that DNC Chairman “Tom Perez would absolutely not cross a picket line and would never expect our candidates to either.” “We are working with all stakeholders to find an acceptable resolution that meets their needs and is consistent with our values and will enable us to proceed as scheduled with next week’s debate,” she said in a statement. The DNC also confirmed that seven candidates had hit both the fundraising and polling qualifications to appear at the debate. The lineup is a blow to New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, who launched a late six-figure digital and radio advertising push to hit the polling threshold to make the debate, but failed to win

the 4% support needed in any qualifying surveys. He and former Housing Secretary Juli á n Castro — the only Latino candidate in the field, who also failed to make the debate — have been outspoken critics of the DNC for a process they say has disadvantaged minority candidates by emphasizing small-dollar donors, who tend to be overwhelmingly white, older and well-off. While California Sen. Kamala Harris, one of just two other African American candidates in the field, qualified for the December debate, she dropped out of the race last week because of fundraising struggles. Andrew Yang is the only minority candidate who made the stage. Loyola Marymount said that it is not a party to the contract negotiations but that it had contacted the food services company involved, Sodexo, and encouraged it “to resolve the issues raised by Local 11.” “Earlier today, LMU asked Sodexo to meet with Local 11 next week to advance negotiations and solutions. LMU is not an agent nor a joint employer of Sodexo, nor of the Sodexo employees assigned to our campus,” the university said in a statement. “LMU is proud to host the DNC presidential debate and is committed to ensuring that the university is a rewarding place to learn, live, and work.” This is the second location site set to host the December debate. In October, the DNC announced it wouldn’t be holding a debate at the University of California, Los Angeles because of “concerns raised by the local organized labor community” and was moving the event to Loyola Marymount.

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Disagreement drags climate talks into a 2nd extra day By Frank Jordans Associated Press

MADRID — U.N. climate talks in Madrid dragged into a second day of extra time Sunday, with officials from almost 200 countries unable to break the deadlock on key points of difference. The chair of the meeting, Chilean Environment Minister Carolina Schmidt, told weary delegates to examine new agreements drafted by her team and meet at 1:30 a.m. for further talks. “This has been very tough, very long,” she said as the talks entered their 14th day. Still, Schmidt said some progress had been made, adding that “things are coming together.”

Developing countries and environmental groups warned that the drafts circulated overnight Saturday risked undoing or stalling on commitments made in the 2015 Paris climate accord. “I’ve been attending these climate negotiations since they first started in 1991, but never have I seen the almost total disconnection we’ve seen here … in Madrid between what the science requires and the people of the world demand, and what the climate negotiators are delivering,” said Alden Meyer, a climate policy special at the Union of Concerned Scientists. Meyer said the current drafts didn’t reflect urgent warnings from scientists that greenhouse gas emissions need to fall sharply, and soon.

“The planet is on fire and our window of escape is getting harder and harder to reach the longer we fail to act,” Meyer said. Among the main issues still being discussed in Madrid are rules for international carbon markets and a system for channeling money to help poor countries cope with the economic impact of climate change. Nathaniel Keohane, of the Environmental Defense Fund, said it was critical for countries to resist attempts by Brazil and others to keep large piles of carbon credits amassed under a now-discredited system. “That opens up a potentially major hole in the fabric of the Paris Agreement,” he said. “There is really a question of integrity at stake and it is really critical for countries to hold

the line.” Schmidt, the talks’ chair, told negotiators shortly after midnight that citizens around the world expected results to help tackle the “climate crisis” from the talks in the Spanish capital. Growing concern about climate change has been reflected in mass protests staged around the world over the past year, often by young activists concerned about the future they and their children might face as the planet heats up. Scientists have warned that emissions of planet-warming greenhouse gases need to start dropping sharply as soon as possible to prevent global temperatures rising more than 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 Fahrenheit) by the end of the century. So far,

the world is on course for a 3- to 4-degree Celsius rise, with potentially dramatic consequences for many countries. Demonstrations took place inside and outside the venue of the talks in the Spanish capital, with Swedish teenage activist Greta Thunberg one of the most prominent voices calling for urgent action to curb emissions. Some countries said it was time to heed those demands. “We have the science. We have the collective will to deliver enshrined in the Paris agreement. And now it is time to step up,” said Ola Elvestuen, Norway’s environment minister. “A weak encouragement will not be understood by the outside world,” he said. “It will send a message that we are not listening to science.”

Houses of worship targets of deadly attacks in 2019 By David Crary Associated Press

On Dec. 1, a band of assailants opened fire on worshippers at a small-town Protestant church in Burkina Faso, an impoverished West African country where the Christian minority is increasingly a target of attacks. The victims included the pastor and several teenage boys; regional authorities attributed the attack to “unidentified armed men” who, according to witnesses, got away on motorcycles. The slaughter merited brief reports by international news outlets, then quickly faded from the spotlight — not surprising in a year where attacks on places of worship occurred with relentless frequency. Hundreds of worshippers and many clergy were killed at churches, mosques, synagogues and temples. u u u A two-week span in January illustrated the scope of this somber phenomenon. In Thailand, a group of separatist insurgents attacked a Buddhist temple, killing the abbot and one of his fellow monks. In the Philippines, two suicide attackers detonated bombs during a Mass in a Roman Catholic cathedral on the largely Muslim island of Jolo, killing 23 and wounding about 100. Three days later, an attacker hurled a grenade into a mosque in a nearby city, killing two Muslim religion teachers. The worst was yet to come.

On March 15, a gunman allegedly fueled by anti-Muslim hatred attacked two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, killing 51 people. The man arrested for the killings had earlier published a manifesto espousing a white supremacist philosophy and detailing his plans to attack the mosques. At a national remembrance service two weeks later, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said New Zealanders had learned the stories of those impacted by the attacks — many of them recently arrived immigrants. “They were stories of those who were born here, grew up here, or who had made New Zealand their home. Who had sought refuge or sought a better life for themselves or their families,” she said. “They will remain with us forever. They are us.” u u u On Easter Sunday — April 21 — bombs shattered the celebratory services at two Catholic churches and a Protestant church in Sri Lanka. Other targets, in coordinated suicide attacks by local militants, included three luxury hotels. But Christian worshippers at the three churches — including dozens of children — accounted for a large majority of the roughly 260 people killed. The victims at St. Anthony’s Shrine in Colombo included 11-month-old Avon Gomez, his two older brothers and his parents. The day’s biggest death toll

— more than 100 — was at St. Sebastian’s, a Catholic church in the seaside town of Negombo. It’s known as “Little Rome” due to its abundance of churches and its role as the hub of Sri Lanka’s small Catholic community. The attacks surprised many in the predominantly Buddhist country, where the Christian community totals about 7% of the population and has long avoided involvement in bitter ethnic and religious divides. u u u Six days after Easter, more than 9,400 milesfrom Sri Lanka, a gunman opened fire inside a synagogue in Poway, California, as worshippers celebrated the last day of Passover. A 60-year-old woman was killed; an 8-year-old girl and two men, including the Chabad of Poway’s rabbi, were wounded. Some congregation members said the slain woman, Lori Kaye, blocked the shooter by jumping in front of rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, whose two index fingers were injured. The man charged with murder and attempted murder in the attack, John T. Earnest, could face the death penalty if he is convicted of murder, although prosecutors haven’t yet said whether they will pursue capital punishment. At a court hearing in September, prosecutors played a 12-minute recording of Earnest calmly telling a 911 dispatcher that he had just shot up a synagogue to save white

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Relatives place flowers after the burial of three victims of the same family who died in an Easter Sunday bomb blast at St. Sebastian Church, in Negombo, Sri Lanka.

people from Jews. The attack occurred exactly six months after 11 people were killed at a Pittsburgh synagogue in the deadliest assault on Jews in U.S. history. An additional anti-Semitic bloodbath was narrowly averted in October when an armed assailant tried to blast his way into a synagogue in Halle, Germany, where scores of worshippers were attending services on Yom Kippur, the holiest day in Judaism. Unable to break through a locked door, the gunman went on a rampage in nearby streets, killing two people and wounding two others. Authorities said the 27-year-old

German man who has confessed to the attack had posted an antiSemitic screed before the assault and broadcast the shooting live on a popular video game site. ——— In contrast to the Poway and Halle attacks, where authorities have identified suspects and motives, some of the worst attacks on houses of worship unfold without arrests or claims of responsibility. In October, for example, more than 60 people were killed in a bombing during Friday prayers at a mosque in the village of Jodari in eastern Afghanistan. No group claimed responsibility and authorities offered conflicting explanations of how the bombing was carried out.

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NEWTOWN, Conn. — Vigils and church services were held Saturday in Connecticut to mark the seventh anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and remember victims of other gun violence since the tragedy in Newtown. Twenty first graders and six educators were killed at the school on Dec. 14, 2012. During one remembrance service, Monsignor Robert Weiss, of St. Rose of Lima Church, expressed dismay about how the spate of deadly gun violence has continued in the U.S. since Sandy Hook.

“On this day seven years ago, we all thought the world was going to change. But it seems we were deluded because the situation has gotten even worse with the violence of guns,” Weiss told a packed memorial Mass on Saturday, Hearst Connecticut Media reported. “We live in fear, we live in anxiety, and yet we live in hope because we know God walks with us.” According to Connecticut Against Gun Violence, which helped to organize vigils held in the state on Saturday, more than 700,000 Americans have been killed or injured in gun violence since the Sandy Hook shooting. The annual memorial Mass at St. Rose of Lima began with the

“I am asked all the time how we are doing — how our families are doing — and my answer is, ‘I don’t know,’ because every day brings something new.” Monsignor Robert Weiss, St. Rose of Lima Church

traditional reading of the names of the Sandy Hook victims. A bell was solemnly rung after each name was recited. While seven years have passed, many in the small community of Newtown still struggle to cope with the magnitude of the tragedy. “Just when I thought I was moving past the difficult part of

this experience, it comes back. And I know it is like that for a lot of us in Newtown,” Rabbi Shaul Praver said during an interfaith service at Newtown Congregational Church. Weiss was overcome by tears at the end of his homily. “I am asked all the time how we are doing — how our families are doing — and my answer is, ‘I don’t


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Johnson goes north to celebrate election win LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged Saturday to repay the trust of voters in the working-class heartland of northern England who rejected the Labour Party and helped give him an 80-seat majority in Thursday’s election. Speaking to cheering supporters at a cricket club in Sedgefield — the constituency once held by Labour former prime minister Tony Blair — Johnson acknowledged the seismic shift that helped sweep him to victory. “I know that people may have been breaking the voting habits of generations to vote for us,” he said. “And I want the people of the northeast to know that we in the Conservative Party and I will repay your trust.” In a victory speech outside 10 Downing Street on Friday, Johnson called for an end to the acrimony that has festered

throughout the country since the 2016 Brexit referendum, and urged Britain to “let the healing begin.”

Shooting at mall injures 1 as shoppers flee ATLANTA — A shooting that wounded one man in a mall food court sent suburban Atlanta shoppers fleeing in panic Saturday. The Cobb County Police Department said in a statement that the man was wounded at Cumberland Mall around 1 p.m. following an argument and that the shooting suspect ran away. The victim was taken to a hospital, where Cobb County Police spokeswoman Ofc. Sarah O’Hara said he was in surgery and “expected to survive his injuries.” Police said they have identified a suspect and are looking for him, but O’Hara provided no further details. Videos posted online showed people with shopping bags running in all directions from the food court, with some hiding under counters and tables. — Associated Press

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police reports Information for this report was taken from publicly available law enforcement records and includes arrest and citation information. Anyone listed in this report is presumed innocent. ■■ On Dec. 6 at 7:04 p.m. Alaska State Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a black 1995 Chevy Blazer on Old Nash Road in Seward for a traffic violation. Investigation resulted in Cole Harren, 43, of Seward, being issued a misdemeanor citation for driving while license revoked and a citation for no proof of insurance. ■■ On Nov. 30 at 6:07 p.m., Soldotna AST received a report of a suspicious vehicle parked in the driveway a residence in Sterling. Troopers responded, identifying the sole occupant as Kory Strane, 33, of Cooper Landing. Investigation revealed that Strane was intoxicated and on conditions of release not to consume alcohol. Strane was arrested for driving under the influence, violating conditions of release, and later charged with refusal to submit to tests and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail. ■■ On Dec. 8 at 2:44 p.m., Alaska State Troopers contacted Craig Fales, 50, of Kasilof, in the Soldotna area. Fales was the suspect in an assault from Dec. 7, where he assaulted a family member. He also had a separate warrant for his arrest for violating a domestic violence protective

order. Fales was arrested and taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on the charge of assault and the no bail warrant. ■■ On Dec. 6 at about 7:50 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) report involving a green Jeep near Mile 163 of the Sterling Highway. Troopers located the vehicle in the ditch and discovered that the driver, later identified as Logan Lucas, 25, of Anchor Point, was not with the vehicle. As troopers investigated, Lucas emerged from the roadside, walked into the path of a southbound vehicle, and was struck. Lucas sustained serious injuries and was taken by Anchor Point Emergency Medical Services to South Peninsula Hospital and then to Anchorage by air medevac. The driver of the vehicle that struck Lucas was cooperative. Investigation into the incident is ongoing. ■■ On Dec. 7 at 2:26 a.m., Kenai police contacted a vehicle near Tesoro on the Kenai Spur Highway. Lehman R. Olson, 45, of Anchorage, was arrested for driving while license revoked and violating conditions of release and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility. ■■ On Dec. 7 at 4:12 p.m., Kenai police responded to a disturbance on Wedgewood Drive. Erick R. Gonzalez, 24, of Kenai, was arrested for fifth-degree criminal

mischief (domestic violence) and violating conditions of release and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial. ■■ On Dec. 6 at 11:27 p.m., Kenai police conducted a traffic stop near Mile 12 of the Kenai Spur Highway. After investigation, Lehman R. Olson, 45, of Anchorage, was arrested for driving while license revoked and no vehicle liability insurance and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial. ■■ On Dec. 5 at 10:15 p.m., Kenai police conducted a traffic stop at Channel Way and Redoubt Avenue. After investigation, Roy L. Quatrell, 33, of Kenai, was arrested on an outstanding Soldotna Alaska State Troopers warrant for failure to appear for arraignment on the original charge of criminally negligent burning. ■■ On Dec. 7 at 12:33 a.m., Soldotna police responded to the Maverick Saloon for a fight in progress. Investigation led to Erick B. Sellers, 36, of Soldotna, being issued a criminal citation for fourth-degree assault and released. ■■ On Dec. 7 at 1:06 a.m., Soldotna police officers were at the Maverick Saloon for another matter, when another disturbance began. Investigation revealed that Dalton Bush, 27, of Kenai, was drunk on a licensed premise and causing hazardous conditions for others. When contacted

by officers, Bush refused to follow directions, attempted to flee on foot, and fought with the officers. Bush was apprehended and arrested. Bush was also found to be on felony probation. Bush was charged with fourth-degree assault, disorderly conduct, being drunk on licensed premise, and a probation violation and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail. ■■ On Dec. 4 at 12:36 a.m., Soldotna police located a vehicle in the ditch on College Loop Road. Elijah Van Hout, 23, of Soldotna, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and fourth-degree misconduct involving weapons and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial. ■■ On Nov. 28 at 7:41 p.m., Soldotna police stopped a vehicle at Mile 94 of the Sterling Highway. Tavian Borowski, 28, of Anchorage, was issued a criminal citation for driving while license revoked and released. ■■ On Nov. 22 at 2:16 a.m., Soldotna police responded to a residence on Robin Place for a report of an unknown male inside the caller’s residence. Jacob Brown, 37, of Soldotna, was arrested for violating his court ordered conditions of release and first-degree criminal trespass and was taken to Wildwood Pretrial without bail. ■■ On Nov. 10 at 11:34 p.m., after receiving a REDDI (Report Every

Dangerous Driver Immediately) report, Soldotna police stopped a vehicle on Riverside Drive near the Sterling Highway. Hunter Brewer, 25, of Soldotna, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and taken to Wildwood Pretrial. ■■ On Dec. 9 at 9:01 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a vehicle that was down an embankment, upside down, off Denise Lake Road in Soldotna. Troopers responded and contacted the driver, Douglas Boehme, 42, of Soldotna. Investigation revealed that the vehicle Boehme was driving went off the road and flipped upside down because of the icy road. There were no injuries, and the vehicle was recovered from the embankment. ■■ On Dec. 9 at about 2:30 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a vehicle that slid off the roadway and struck a utility box on Minke Drive in Kenai. Investigation revealed that Victoria Piro, 20, of Kenai, was driving a GMC Yukon when she was unable to make the corner and went into the ditch. The vehicle struck a Homer Electric Association box and an Alaska Communications Systems utility box. No injuries were reported, and the utility companies were notified. Piro was issued a citation on scene for not having insurance. Seat belts were worn by all occupants.

■■ On Dec. 9 at 4:59 p.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence off Rambling Drive in Nikiski for follow-up. While at the residence, Tarik Alexander Dukowitz, 22, of Sterling, was contacted (after providing a false name) outside a residence. Dukowitz was arrested on his outstanding warrants after he attempted to hide behind plywood in the residence. The charges include fourthdegree misconduct involving a controlled substance, with no bail, and a probation violation, with $5,000 bail. Dukowitz was arrested for his warrants. Corey Sherman Green, 26, of Nikiski, was also contacted outside the residence. Investigation revealed that Green had three outstanding warrants for his arrest for failure to appear for arraignment for two counts of driving while license suspended and failure to appear for arraignment for driving while license suspended and no insurance. Green was arrested, with bail totaling in $1,500. Both Dukowitz and Green were taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility. ■■ On Dec. 9, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a log splitter having been stolen from a residence in the Salmon Run area of Funny River. The log splitter is an Earthquake model and is red in color. Anyone with information is asked to call the Alaska State Troopers at 262-4453.

treatment, and placed on probation for 24 months. On count two, Shaw was placed on probation for 24 months. The following dismissals were recently handed down in Kenai District Court: ■■ A charge of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor against Garrett C. Tikka, 27, of Soldotna, was dismissed. Date of the charge was Aug. 3. The following judgment was recently handed down in Kenai Superior Court: ■■ Mason Eugene Baldwin, 42, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to firstdegree burglary (in a dwelling), committed Mar. 3. He was sentenced to 24 months in prison with all but time served suspended, fined a $200 court surcharge and a $200 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay $250 cost of appointed counsel, ordered to pay restitution, forfeited items

seized, ordered, among other conditions of probation, to have no contact with victims in this case, ordered to submit to search directed by a probation officer, with or without probable cause, for the presence of alcohol, controlled substances, drug paraphernalia, evidence of controlled substance transactions and stolen property, ordered not to use or possess any alcohol or illegal controlled substances, including synthetic drugs and marijuana, ordered to complete a substance abuse evaluation and comply with treatment recommendations, ordered not to associate with individuals who use or sell illegal controlled substances nor enter or remain in places where illegal controlled substances are used, manufactured, grown or sold, and was placed on probation for five years. All other charges in this case were dismissed.

court reports The following judgments were recently handed down in Kenai District Court: ■■ Jared Jay Evan Hermann, 23, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to one count of fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed Oct. 10. He was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered not to consume or buy illegal drugs or marijuana, ordered to complete a substance/alcohol abuse assessment and obtain eight hours of substance abuse counseling within six months and file proof of completion with the District Attorney’s Office, forfeited items seized, and was placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed. ■■ Jared Jay Evan Herrmann, 23, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to one count of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor and one count of an amended charge of attempted firstdegree promoting contraband (controlled substance), committed Nov. 1. On count one, he was sentenced to five days in jail. On count two, he was sentenced to 180 days in jail with 175 days suspended, fined $1,500, a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered not to consume or buy illegal drugs or marijuana, ordered to complete a substance/alcohol abuse assessment and obtain eight hours of substance abuse counseling within six months and file proof of completion with the District Attorney’s Office, forfeited items seized, and was placed on probation for 12 months. ■■ Julianne Barnes, 34, of Sterling, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of texting while driving, causing injury, committed Apr. 13. Imposition of sentence was suspended and she was placed on probation for 12 months, fined a $100 court surcharge, ordered not to use a cell phone for any reason while driving, and ordered to complete a defensive or distracted driving course within three months. ■■ Corey Ryan Bice, 20, of Anchor Point, pleaded no contest to driving while license cancelled, revoked or suspended, with a previous conviction, committed Oct. 29. He was fined $500 and a $100 court surcharge and placed on probation for 12 months. ■■ German Guaderrama, 22, of Sterling, pleaded guilty to one count of an amended charge of attempted failure to stop at the direction of an officer and one count of driving under the

influence, committed Aug. 30. On count one, he was sentenced to 180 days in jail with 170 days suspended, ordered to complete a substance/alcohol abuse assessment and follow all recommendations, forfeited items seized, and placed on probation for 24 months. On count two, he was sentenced to 90 days on electronic monitoring with 87 days suspended (time served on electronic monitoring), fined $2,000 with $500 suspended, a $150 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, 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 two years. ■■ Pero Marinkovski, 27, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to one count of an amended charge of second-degree failure to stop at the direction of an officer, one count of driving under the influence, one count of resisting or interfering with arrest, and one count of leaving the scene of an accident with vehicle damage, committed May 24. On the count of failure to stop, he was fined $1,500 with $500 suspended, ordered to complete a substance/alcohol abuse assessment and follow all recommendations, ordered to complete 40 hours of community work service, concurrent with requirements in the other counts, and placed on probation for 12 months. On the count of driving under the influence, he was sentenced to 60 days on electronic monitoring with 57 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, ordered to complete 40 hours of community work service, concurrent with requirements in the other counts, and was placed on probation for 12 months. On the count of resisting or interfering with arrest, he was fined $1,000 with $500 suspended, ordered to complete a substance/alcohol abuse assessment and follow all recommendations, ordered to complete 40 hours of community work service, concurrent with requirements in the other counts, and placed on probation for 12 months. On the count of leaving the scene of an accident, he was fined $200, ordered to complete a substance/alcohol

abuse assessment and follow all recommendations, ordered to complete 40 hours of community work service, concurrent with the requirements in the other counts, had his license suspended for 30 days, consecutive to the 90 days in the count of driving under the influence, and was placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed. ■■ Elias Tyler McConnell, 23, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, committed Mar. 9. 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 not to possess controlled substances without prescription and unless kept in original container, ordered not to possess, consume or buy alcohol for two years, and placed on probation for two years. ■■ Elias Tyler McConnell, 23, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to second-degree vehicle theft (taking a propelled vehicle), committed May 30. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail with 20 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 complete 80 hours of community work service, ordered to have no contact with victim, and placed on probation for 12 months. All other charges in this case were dismissed. ■■ Elias Tyler McConnell, 23, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to violating condition of release, committed June 27. He was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and placed on probation for 12 months. ■■ Eli Johnathan Pickett, 40, of Anchorage, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of attempted failure to register as a sex offender, committed Sept. 5, 2017. He was sentenced to 360 days in jail with 300 days suspended, fined a $50 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, and placed on probation for 12 months. ■■ Elias T. McConnell, 23, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to false information or report, committed July 2. He was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended and placed on probation for 12

months. All other charges in this case were dismissed. ■■ Mason Baldwin, 42, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree theft, committed May 9. He was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, ordered to pay restitution, forfeited all items seized, ordered to have no contact with Walmart, two specifically named people and two addresses, and was placed on probation for one year. All other charges in this case were dismissed. ■■ Mason Baldwin, 42, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to violating condition of release for a felony, committed Oct. 4. He was sentenced to 15 days in jail and fined a $100 court surcharge and a $50 jail surcharge. ■■ Loren James Burns, 19, of Soldotna, pleaded guilty to fifthdegree misconduct involving a controlled substance, committed Apr. 19. He was fined $250 and a $100 court surcharge and forfeited items seized. ■■ Joseph Cooper, 53, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to violating condition of release, committed May 24. He was fined $150, a $100 court surcharge, and a $50 jail surcharge. ■■ Christina Lynn Cuff, 56, of Nikiski, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of disorderly conduct, committed Oct. 2. She was sentenced to three days in jail with all but time served 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, and placed on probation for 12 months. ■■ A jury found Erick Hugarte, 42, of Soldotna, not guilty of first-degree harassment (offensive contact with fluids). Date of the charge was Sept. 19. ■■ Lehman R. Olson, 45, of Kenai, pleaded guilty to driving while license cancelled, revoked or suspended, committed Oct. 6. He was fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, had his license revoked for 90 days, and was placed on probation for 12 months. ■■ Alexi Nyreen Shaw, 24, of Anchorage, pleaded guilty to one count of fifth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and one count of violating condition of release for a felony, committed Aug. 14. On count one, Shaw was sentenced to 360 days in jail with all but time served suspended, fined a $100 court surcharge and a $150 jail surcharge with $100 suspended, forfeited all items seized, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program

Nikiski man killed in collision on highway By Brian Mazurek Peninsula Clarion

One man has died and another is in serious condition after a collision occurred in Nikiski Friday morning, according to a dispatch from Alaska State Troopers. Alexander Henry, 25, of Nikiski, was traveling northbound in a 2015 Ford Fiesta on the Kenai Spur Highway at approximately 8 a.m.

Friday when his vehicle crossed the center line and collided with a 2007 Dodge Ram Pickup near Mile 16 of the highway, just before Miller Loop Road. Henry was not wearing a seat belt and was pronounced dead at the scene by troopers. Next of kin and the State Medical Examiner have been notified, according to the dispatch. The driver of the Dodge Ram sustained life-threatening injuries and was

flown by Life-Med to an Anchorage Hospital.

Investigation into the collision is ongoing.

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Today in History Today is Sunday, Dec. 15, the 349th day of 2019. There are 16 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 15, 1978, President Jimmy Carter announced he would grant diplomatic recognition to Communist China on New Year’s Day and sever official relations with Taiwan. On this date: In 1791, the Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution, went into effect following ratification by Virginia. In 1890, Sioux Indian Chief Sitting Bull and 11 other tribe members were killed in Grand River, South Dakota, during a confrontation with Indian police. In 1944, a single-engine plane carrying bandleader Glenn Miller, a major in the U.S. Army Air Forces, disappeared over the English Channel while en route to Paris. In 1961, former Nazi official Adolf Eichmann was sentenced to death by an Israeli court for crimes against humanity. (Eichmann was hanged 5 1/2 months later.) In 1966, movie producer Walt Disney died in Los Angeles at age 65. In 1967, the Silver Bridge between Gallipolis (gal-ih-puh-LEES’), Ohio, and Point Pleasant, West Virginia, collapsed into the Ohio River, killing 46 people. In 1971, the Secret Service appointed its first five female special agents. In 1974, the horror spoof “Young Frankenstein,” starring Gene Wilder and directed by Mel Brooks, was released by 20th Century Fox. In 1989, a popular uprising began in Romania that resulted in the downfall of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu (chow-SHEHS’-koo). In 2000, the long-troubled Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine was closed for good. In 2001, with a crash and a large dust cloud, a 50-foot tall section of steel -- the last standing piece of the World Trade Center’s facade -- was brought down in New York. In 2013, Nelson Mandela was laid to rest in his childhood hometown, ending a 10-day mourning period for South Africa’s first black president. Ten years ago: World leaders formally opened a U.N. climate change conference in Copenhagen. The Washington, D.C. City Council voted to legalize same-sex marriage. Boeing’s new 787 “Dreamliner” jet went on its long-delayed first test flight, lifting off from Paine Field in Everett, Washington. Evangelist Oral Roberts died in Newport Beach, California, at age 91. Five years ago: A 16-hour hostage siege began in Sydney, Australia, as an Iranian-born self-styled Muslim cleric took 17 hostages at a cafe; police ended up storming the cafe, resulting in the deaths of the gunman and two of his captives. One year ago: President Donald Trump said Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke would be leaving the administration at year’s end; Zinke was facing federal investigations into his travel, political activity and potential conflicts of interest. Fearing that the incoming administration of Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro could restrict same-sex marriage, about 40 gay couples were married in downtown Sao Paulo. Today’s Birthdays: Singer Cindy Birdsong (The Supremes) is 80. Rock musician Dave Clark (The Dave Clark Five) is 77. Rock musician Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge) is 73. Actor Don Johnson is 70. Actress Melanie Chartoff is 69. Movie director Julie Taymor is 67. Movie director Alex Cox is 65. Actor Justin Ross is 65. Rock musician Paul Simonon (The Clash) is 64. Movie director John Lee Hancock is 63. Democratic Party activist Donna Brazile is 60. Country singer Doug Phelps (Brother Phelps; Kentucky Headhunters) is 59. Movie producer-director Reginald Hudlin is 58. Actress Helen Slater is 56. Actor Paul Kaye (TV: “Game of Thrones”) is 55. Actress Molly Price is 54. Actor Garrett Wang (wahng) is 51. Actor Michael Shanks is 49. Actor Stuart Townsend is 47. Figure skater Surya Bonaly is 46. Actor Geoff Stults is 43. “Crowd-hyper” Kito Trawick (Ghostown DJs) is 42. Actor Adam Brody is 40. Actress Michelle Dockery is 38. Actor George O. Gore II is 37. Actress Camilla Luddington is 36. Rock musician Alana Haim (HYM) is 28. Actress Maude Apatow (AP’-ih-tow) is 22. Actress Stefania Owen is 22. Thought for Today: “The world is moving so fast these days that the one who says it can’t be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.” -- Harry Emerson Fosdick, American clergyman (1878-1969).

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Connections Dates To Remember: Dec. 17 — SOLDOTNA: Open Gym at Kenai Rec Center 12-2 p.m. NO ADVISORS AVAILABLE but the gym will still be open Dec. 18 — SOLDOTNA: Food Bank Christmas Dinner Hosted By Connections. Call the office to help volunteer! Dec. 18 — SEWARD: Holiday Fun in the Seward Connections Office! Please join us for food, fun and holiday crafts! We will be making Christmas owls as well as putting together homemade soup gifts for charity. There will be two sessions, please choose one: 10-11:30 a.m. or 1-2:30 p.m. Dec. 18 — HOMER: Paper Circuits Project: Light Up Greeting Cards HOMER and SEWARD OFFICES CLOSED Dec. 23-Jan. 5 SOLDOTNA OFFICE CLOSED Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 Jan. 22 — Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Q & A Session Jan. 31 — Geography Bee at Soldotna Office 1 p.m. Grades 4-8 May 4 — Kenai Fjords Marine Science Explorer Tour. Please Contact Julie Lindquist for more details at or 907-224-9035. Soldotna Office — Kenai Recreation Center gym time every Tuesday from 12-2 p.m. Homer Office — SPARC activities every Tuesday and Wednesday from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Semester Reports Are Due! Please contact your advisor if you have any questions. Homer: 226-1880 Seward: 224-9035 Soldotna: 714-8880 CONNECTION FAMILIES: Check out our new link for Connections events! These are community events that Connections students may be interested in! Central Peninsula: https:// lz7z7ea4ii7w Homer: dbynagle/HomerConnections Seward: lhaskins1/SewardConnections

Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science The office would like to send out a very special thank you to everyone for their generosity and tremendous support we’ve seen during this special holiday season! We appreciate all our Kaleidoscope families! The Life Skill we are focusing on this week is Integrity — To act according to a sense of what’s


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right and wrong. We are currently accepting lottery applications for the 2020/2021 school year. The deadline for this application is Feb. 28, 2020. If you are interested in attending Kaleidoscope please contact the office for more information at 283-0804. Brrrr! It looks like the winter weather has found us! Kindly send your child in with gear appropriate for the weather. Also, to ensure gear makes it home LABEL all gear, including; jackets, gloves, hats, snow pants, boots. Tuesday, Dec. 17 9:15 a.m.: Firth-fifth grade will be going over to KCHS for Holiday Concert Rehearsal. All fifth graders should bring a sack lunch. 6 p.m.: First-fifth grade Holiday Concert at KCHS 10:45 a.m.: Boersma’s Class is going to Charis Place 1:15 p.m.: Zinszer’s Class is going to Charis Place Wednesday, Dec. 18: 3 p.m.: Third and fourth grade Celebration of Learning Thursday, Dec. 19: 2:45 p.m.: Kindergarten Cookie Sharing Friday, Dec. 20: Pajama Day Dec. 23-Jan. 6: Winter Break — No School Upcoming Events Jan. 8, 4:15 p.m.: APC meeting Jan. 15: Early Release Day, school dismisses at 2:10 p.m. Volunteers: Study trips are already scheduled so watch for student permission forms. If you’d like to volunteer on a trip, you need to be an approved volunteer. Two steps are required each school year to be approved. Go to http://kaleidoscope.blogs.kpbsd. and click the link to the background check. This may take two weeks for approval to be returned. The KSAS volunteer training is our second step, please see the office for information regarding this process.

Soldotna Elementary Dec. 16: Winter Concert (K-sixth grade) and Cookie Train 6:30 p.m. at Soldotna High School Dece. 20: Ugly Sweater Day Dec. 23-Jan. 6: Winter Break Mrs. Simmons’ class helped serve the local community by stocking food shelves and measuring grains at the Kenai Food Bank. Students worked hard and enjoyed volunteering! We appreciate the parent volunteers that donated time to make this experience possible. Parent Pack needs your help! Sign-up for email communica-



sunday, december 15, 2019 assembly! Please be generous and help us help our neighbors in need. Thank you! Enjoy the Winter Break! No School for Students Monday, Dec. 23 through Monday, January 6. Winter Sports — Volleyball, Wrestling and Skiing — begin on Tuesday, Jan. 7.

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Students from Kenai Central and Nikiski Middle/High School are recognized as Students of the Month at the Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce Luncheon at the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center on Dec. 4. From left: Kenai Central High School Principal Briana Randle, Hunter Beck, Scott Cunningham, Damaris Severson, Tucker Mueller, Bryan McCollum, Kaycee Bostic, Kaitlyn Johnson and Nikiski Middle/High School Principal Dan Carstens. tions or like the Parent Pack on Facebook for up-to-date volunteer opportunities. Weather Reminder: Please ensure that children have appropriate gear for the weather. Students will attend periods of outdoor activity every day.

K-Beach Elementary There will be a band Concert Dec. 17 in the K-Beach Gym at 6:30 p.m. Mr. Daniels’s class is practicing deductive reasoning skills by playing a number guessing game with a class in New Jersey, live on Google Hangout video chat! The game is called Mystery Number and the range can vary, from integers to whole numbers, from .000001 to 1,000,000. Daniels’s class is practicing in class, so they will be ready for the friendly competition on “Game Day.” Daniels’s class already met this group when they played Mystery location with them last week, a game where the class had to guess the New Jersey class’s location with “yes or no” questions. Band Concert: Dec. 17, 6:30 p.m. in K-Beach gym Winter Break: Dec. 23, Jan. 3, NO SCHOOL Inservice Day: Jan. 6, NO SCHOOL

Mountain View Elementary The primary winter concert for all first, second and third grade students will be on Monday, Dec. 16 at 6 p.m. in the Renee C.

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Henderson auditorium at Kenai Central High School. Students need to be at KCHS at 5:45 p.m. The fifth grade band concert will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 6 p.m. in the gym at Mountain View. Winter break is Dec. 21-Jan. 6. Monday, Jan. 6 is an Inservice day and there is no school for students. Students return to school on Tuesday, Jan. 7. Wednesday, Jan. 15 is an early release day. Students will be dismissed at 1:50 p.m.

Skyview Middle School Friday is the last day of the second quarter! Please make sure all class work is turned in and fees are paid. IT IS PANTHER SPIRIT WEEK! Monday, Dec. 16: Pajama Day — Must meet dress code standards for appropriate coverage. Tuesday, Dec. 17: Biggest Fan Day — Ideas: Sports Fan, Movie/ Show Fan, Book Character, Celebrity Wednesday, Dec. 18: Retro Day — Ideas: ‘50s Bee Bop, ‘60s Hippie, ‘70s Disco, ‘80s Rock Thursday, Dec. 19: Twin Day — Ideas: similar outfits with a friend or group of friends, celebrity twin Friday, Dec. 20: Panther Pride Day — Ideas: Purple, Vintage, anything Skyview Panthers ACTIVITY NIGHT THANKS: Many thanks to all those who attended our Activity Night on Dec. 6! We are especially grateful to all the staff and parent chaperones who volunteered their time — we couldn’t have done it without you! Big shout out to our Alaska Wildlife Troopers for hosting their game and providing the prizes! Many thanks to Odom Corporation for donating the Coca-Cola products for the Ring Toss game! Mrs. Pothast would like to give a special thanks to all the Student Council members who stepped up to work shifts, donate cookies/frosting/sprinkles, and assist with set up and clean up! Thank you to EVERYONE who helped make this event happen! ACTIVITY NIGHT WINNERS: Congratulations to the following students who won prizes at our Holiday Activity Night: Harold Rudstrom and Marcus Hagedorn Trooper game winners; Brenden Theel, Finnley Loop, Christopher Glaves, Jocelyn Kampstra and Brooklyn Hegwer Candy Guessing Jars winners; Finnley Loop, Kael Aamodt, Levi Mickelson and Richard Franco Recycling Station drawing winners; Grayden Musgrave and Miranda Brown holiday limbo winners. HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE: Donations of nonperishable food items can be dropped off on the cart at the front office or in Mrs. Pothast’s classroom now through Wednesday, Dec. 18. Our goal is to gather 1,000 pounds of donations for the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank! If the 1,000 pound goal is reached, Principal Truesdell has agreed to take a pie in the face during an all school

Tuesday, Dec. 17: Winter Concert — 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19 Varsity Basketball @ Kenai — Craig Jung Kenai River Challenge — vs. Galena — Girls 3 p.m. / Boys 4:30 p.m. JV Girls Basketball @ CIA Tournament Friday, Dec. 20 High School Wrestling State Tournament @ Alaska Airline Center Varsity Basketball @ Kenai — Craig Jung Kenai River Challenge — vs. Houston — Boys 3 p.m. / Girls 4:30 p.m. JV Girls Basketball @ CIA Tournament Saturday, Dec. 21 High School Wrestling State Tournament @ Alaska Airline Center Varsity Basketball @ Kenai — Craig Jung Kenai River Challenge — vs. Kenai — Girls 3 p.m. / Boys 4:30 p.m. JV Girls Basketball @ CIA Tournament Saturday, Dec. 21-Tuesday, Jan. 7 —Winter Break, NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS Monday, Jan. 6: Staff In-Service Order your yearbook now at The price is $50 now, but will go up on Dec. 21. Jacob Andreanoff has been selected as the Kenai Elks Student of the Month for December! A huge thank you to Zee Berg, former student of NMHS, for coming out to excite people about her work as a dental hygienist. Zee was fantastic and told us the best part of her job was working one on one with people and teaching them about dental care. She said one Christmas she was working at a gas station while her kids were at home opening presents and she knew she never wanted to work another Christmas. She asked around and found a career choice that would work: dental hygiene. Even though she didn’t find her direct route out of high school into her career of choice, she told our students it was important that they take their own path. She reminded students, “The things you are possibly doing now — be really careful — they can later cause you to be denied employment.” Great advice Zee! Thanks for coming out!

Cook Inlet Academy The date of our Christmas Program is changed due to some unforeseen conflicts. Instead of Monday, Dec. 16, the NEW DATE is Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 6 p.m. This week was our last full week of school and then the second quarter and first semester come to an end. The school year will be half over. Please encourage your students to stay on top of grades and assignments. The last day of school will be Dec. 18 and students will be released at noon for Christmas Vacation. Don’t forget we will have some great basketball action here Dec. 19-21 at the CIA Classic. We are asking for those who can to help with concessions for the Classic which starts on Dec. 19. This is a huge fund raising opportunity for High School Basketball and there are still some slots available. If you have students/ athletes playing basketball please consider filling an empty slot. When the CIA girls are playing it should be the boys’ parents running concessions and vice versa. Of course, this is a school wide event, so even if you don’t have kiddos playing basketball but would still like to help, please call Robin ASAP at 299-7428 so

she can get you on her list. Thank you to everyone for helping make The Cook Inlet Classic Basketball Tournament a success! Thank you to Ken Youngberg for his help as our “handy man.” Also thank you to our Athletic Director Mike Cruz and Brian Moore for their work on creating stores for our website with Squad Locker. If you haven’t looked, check out the store on our web site. This is a fast and great way to buy Christmas gifts for our athletes. Also a big thank you to all our parents who have helped in classrooms and field trips and have contributed to making this first semester successful. Merry Christmas!

Nikiski North Star Elementary Tomorrow is the last day to order school spirit ornaments from Ms. Stein’s class. The students will be creating and selling ornaments that celebrate Nikiski North Star and Alaska spirit. This fundraiser will go straight to their class field trip fund for winter and spring trips. Each ornament is $7 and order forms can be picked up at school or from any student in Ms. Stein’s class. The NNS site council is in need of parent representatives. This is a great opportunity to make your voice heard and provide input as to the operations of NNS. The meetings are held approximately five to six times per year typically on Monday at 3:45 p.m. Please let the office know if you are interested in serving on this committee. School will be closed for Christmas break from Dec. 23-Jan. 6. School will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 7. NNS wishes all of our students, staff and families a safe, relaxing and fun holiday. Please remember to read to your child or have them read to you over the break! #NikiskiReads

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Santa Claus arrives Dec. 3 in Napakiak on an Alaska National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. The Guard brought its Operation Santa Claus to the western Alaska community, which is being severely eroded by the nearby Kuskokwim River.

Santa, soldiers bring joy to Alaska village By Mark Thiessen Associated Press

NAPAKIAK — A school employee wearing a traditional pink Alaska Native smock called a kuspuk breezed through the hubbub in the cafeteria adorned with murals of purely Alaska scenes, zigzagging through children clutching presents and past uniformed soldiers wearing Santa caps. “Napakiak is happy today,” she proclaimed to principal Sally Benedict. That’s a rare emotion of late for the 300 or so residents of this western Alaska community. “We’re falling into the Kuskokwim River,” Benedict explains, because of erosion that is forcing everyone to move their town farther inland. But for one day this month, the Alaska National Guard gave folks a reason to smile, thanks to its “Operation Santa Claus” program, which featured the jolly old elf himself distributing gifts to the children. “This lightens the load,” said Benedict, a former Detroit educator who arrived last summer. “This is sunshine for us. It’s a brightening of our day.” Now in its 63rd year, Operation Santa Claus has become a rarity among National Guard units. Defense officials have shut down the program everywhere but Alaska, where the mission survives because the state is so large and some communities are so remote. The program started in 1956 when the residents of St. Mary’s, Alaska, had no money to buy children Christmas presents after flooding severely impacted hunting and fishing. Since then, Guard members try to visit at least two rural communities a year, delivering Christmas gifts and other needed supplies. They’ve been to remote burgs with names like Koyukuk, Savoonga, Illiamna, Kwethluk and Tuntuliak. The visit to Napakiak involved two aircraft: a 400-mile trip in a small airplane from Anchorage, then a fiveminute helicopter ride to the village. “We love this, we truly love coming here,” said Maj. Gen. Torrence Saxe, the adjutant general of the Alaska National Guard who found himself topping ice cream sundaes with cherries for the revelers in Napakiak. “This is a proud tradition.” The Guard isn’t the only Santa’s helper in the nation’s largest state. The Salvation Army is celebrating its 50th year of helping the Guard, collecting gifts, book bags and other items to be distributed. Major corporate sponsors like Costco and Walmart contribute to the program, and Rich Owens for years has provided the ice cream from his Tastee Freez restaurant in Anchorage. “It’s a labor of love,”

said John Brackenbury, the Alaska divisional commander of The Salvation Army. Climate change is a contributing factor in the erosion caused by the Kuskokwim, a 700 milelong river that becomes an ice highway for travelers in the winter, has been an ongoing problem in Napakiak, but the pace has accelerated in the past few years. It’s a dilemma seen in numerous Alaska communities affected by a warming climate that is thawing permafrost — permanently frozen soil — and compromising river banks, according to Brian Brettschneider, an associate climate researcher at the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ International Arctic Research Center. “You see this at a number of rivers in western Alaska where the bank stability is

so much less than it used to be because the warming temperatures are allowing the banks to just crumble away with even typical river flows,” he said. This year alone, Napakiak’s erosion has been responsible for more than 100 feet of lost shoreline. In September, the village school’s 10 fuel tanks were relocated by barge across the river to the nearby town of Bethel after being threatened by aggressive riverbank erosion. Erosion also threatens the school, which sits less than 200 feet feet from the river. The Lower Kuskokwim School District needs to move the school, but local officials say finding money for a new school has been challenging. River erosion also threatened Napakiak’s firehouse and city garage, so those structures were


moved in July. The village also has applied for permits to relocate the boat harbor, which was destroyed by storms in May. The five-year plan, Benedict said, is to move everyone to the other side of an air strip. But at least for one day, the residents of Napakiak didn’t have to worry about the erosion creeping ever closer to their homes, and instead could focus on the smiles or even smudges of chocolate from the ice cream sundaes on their children’s faces. Marcus Billy thought he received a basketball, but he became a little confused when he saw it was lime green and not orange. It was only when all the wrapping paper was off that he was sure. When asked if he was happy with that, he said, “Yeah!” before running off to play.




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Homer defends title Staff report Peninsula Clarion

Homer’s Edson Knapp works to turn Seward’s Lucas Brockman during a consolation match at 171 pounds on the first day of the Kachemak Conference Championships on Friday at Redington Jr/Sr High School. (Photo by Tim Rockey/Frontiersman)

The Homer wrestling dynasty rolled on Saturday with a fifth straight Kachemak Conference team championship at host Joe Redington Jr/Sr High School. The Homer girls also flaunted their power with a second straight girls team title, adding to the Mariners expanding trophy case. The Kachemak boys crown for Homer sets up the Mariners for a title run next weekend at the Division II state meet, where Homer will be gunning for its third state crown in five years. The conference meet qualifies the top three wrestlers from each weight class to state. Saturday at Redington,

the team race was tight, as Homer escaped with a narrow margin of victory of 179 points to Redington’s 176. Homer assistant coach Chris Perk said the team lost points in the third- and fifth-place rounds, where Redington was able to gain control, but a handful of pins in the championship matches helped give Homer the margin it needed. “It was just the little things,” Perk said. “Those pin points add up … overall they did what they needed to do.” Grace Christian was third with 162.5 points and Nikiski took fourth with 87 points, nipping Kenai Central, which settled for fifth with 86. Homer picked up five individual championships — junior Austin Cline at 119

pounds, freshman Russell Nyvall at 125, senior Mose Hayes at 152, senior Anthony Kalugin at 189 and sophomore Alex Hicks at 285. Hayes’ region title was the second of his high school career, of which he has made the finals all four years. All other Homer champs snagged their first of their careers. Among those, Perk said Kalugin came on strong and tore through the 189-pound class this weekend. “He’s just crushing people,” Perk said. “His takedowns look sharp and he used his patented half and a wrist (takedown) in the final.” Also in a final, senior Ryan Hicks took second at 215 See HOMER, Page B2

Palmer hockey topples Kardinals Staff report Peninsula Clarion

The Palmer Moose scored twice in the third period to pick up a 4-2 Railbelt Conference hockey win over Kenai Central Saturday in Palmer. The Kardinals finished the weekend 1-2 with a Thursday loss to nonconference opponent Service and a Friday win over Houston. Saturday in Palmer, the Kards scored first to take a 1-0 lead on a goal from Miles Marston. The Moose tied it in the second period on a Zach Nelius score, but Kenai reclaimed the lead with 2 minutes, 59 seconds, left in the second on a Caden Warren goal. Nelius lit the lamp again with 1:38 left in the period to knot it up at the second intermission. Palmer took its first lead with 11:10 left in the third period on a goal by Jeremy Horacek, then added the insurance goal less than two minutes later from Bryce

Armstrong. The Moose figured out Kenai’s defense by winning the shots tally 33-8 over the final two periods. Kenai goalie Jackson Cross stopped 37 of 41 shots by Palmer, while Palmer goalie Joshua Horacek made 15 saves on 17 shots for the win.

Homer 2, Service 1 The Mariners finished the weekend 2-0 after defeating the Cougars in a nonconference clash Saturday at Ben Boeke Ice Arena. The win pushed Homer’s overall season record to 11-0-1 overall, with its lone blemish coming via a 4-4 tie with Kenai on Nov. 23. Saturday in Anchorage, the Mariners tallied two third-period goals to walk off with the victory over Service. The Cougars struck first with a Morgan Pagels goal just eight seconds before the second See prep, Page B3

Skiers jump into racing season Staff report Peninsula Clarion

Cross-country skiing got underway for Kenai Peninsula squads with a pair of meets Saturday. Soldotna traveled to the Lynx Loppet on Saturday at Dimond, while Kenai held an informal meet at Homer. At the classic race of 4.2 kilometers at Kincaid Park, Foster Boze finished 28th in 10 minutes, 15 seconds, to lead the SoHi boys, while Erika Arthur led the girls at 13:36. Soldotna coach Isaac Erhardt said the trip north was valuable for his team. Friday, the squad got on some normal snow at Hatcher Pass, while Saturday the Stars raced on the snow-making loop at Kincaid. “We skied Hatcher Pass and got on some natural snow,” SoHi coach Isaac Erhardt said. “It was beautiful.” Saturday, the hills on the manmade snow quickly turned to sugar, meaning the herringbone was the only option. “They all came in exhausted,” Erhardt said of his skiers. “It was hard and the conditions were really mentally tough. As coaches, we came away feeling good. There are things we can

work on and goals we can set.” Erhardt also said it was good to see skiers from throughout the region and state to get more ideas of what his team has to work on. Erhardt’s final take was that skiers on the central Kenai Peninsula have it pretty good right now. Except for Hatcher Pass, Erhardt said Tsalteshi Trails probably have the best snow in Southcentral. Kenai and Homer took advantage of that with a very informal meet, a 4-kilometer skate at Tsalteshi Trails. While Kenai kept times for its skiers, Homer didn’t even do that. Kenai’s Josh Foster was the top boy in 11 minutes, 56 seconds, while Kenai’s Jayna Boonstra finished first among girls at 13:40. “We’re still out there,” Kenai assistant Kailey Mucha said. “It’s all fast, crushed up ice. It’s awesome right now.” Tsalteshi race

4.2 kilometers Kenai skiers Boys — 1. Josh Foster, 11 minutes, 56 seconds; 2. Tyler Hippchen, 12:09; 3. Sorin Sorensen, 12:30; 4. Johann Carranza, 12:58; 5. Nathan Haakenson, 13:26; 6. Tucker Mueller, 13:41; 7. Matthew Grzybowski, 13:58; 8. Benjamin Boersma, 14:21; 9. Hunter Beck, 14:30; 10. Marcus Dunham, 15:04; 11. Luke Cross, 15:05; 12. George Wright, 15:28; 13. Lorenzo Caola, 18:21. Girls — 1. Jayna Boonstra, 13:40; 2. Leah Fallon, 14:05; 3. Gabriella Tews, 14:30; 4. Anya Danielson, 14:39; 5. Julia Anderson, 16:04; 6.

See SKI, Page B3

Soldotna’s Sean Babitt maintains control against Colony’s Landis Erwin during the 171-pound final of the Northern Lights Conference Championships on Saturday at Colony High School. Babitt upset the top two seeds at 171 en route to winning a region title. (Photo by Jeremiah Bartz/Frontiersman)

SoHi claims 2 individual titles Staff report Peninsula Clarion

The Northern Lights Conference wrestling championships at Colony High School proved to be a home show for the home crowd. The Colony Knights emerged as the dominant winners Saturday with 501 points, nearly twice as much as the second-place Soldotna Stars. The Knights made their mark in the finals with nine champions out of 14 weight classes, and had five finals filled with two Colony finalists. Soldotna finished a distant second behind Colony, prevailing in a tight battle for second as the Stars tallied 264.5 points to beat out Wasilla with 250 and Palmer with 238. On the girls side, SoHi won the team title with 48 points, besting the 42 that runner-up Kodiak collected. The top five wrestlers in each weight class qualify for the Division I state

Soldotna’s Scott Michael locks the arm of Palmer’s Aiden Corbridge during the 125-pound final of the Northern Lights Conference Championships on Saturday at Colony High School. (Photo by Jeremiah Bartz/Frontiersman)

tournament next weekend. SoHi head coach Neldon Gardner said the Stars left happy with a runner-up boys

result, but also lamented the loss of five seniors on the team that didn’t wrestle this weekend. That included

defending state champion Aaron Faletoi, who was a See sohi, Page B2

Brown Bears get back on a roll Staff report Peninsula Clarion

A team defined by their potent offense, the Kenai River Brown Bears showed they can win on both sides of the rink, securing their first shutout of the season Friday with a 5-0 win over the Springfield (Illinois) Jr. Blues, then returned to win the rubber match Saturday 7-3 at the Nelson Center. The two North American Hockey League wins supplanted Thursday’s bad memory of a 4-3 gut-punch loss with a much better one. Brown Bears head coach Kevin Murdock said “stupid penalties” cost the Bears on Thursday, but by Saturday

night, the team was the closest to playing a full game as they’ve had all year. “I thought (Saturday’s) game was our best of the weekend,” Murdock said. “I thought we played pretty well start to finish, there’s still some stuff to clean up but that was one of the better games when it comes to the full 60 minutes.” Kenai River (21-8-12) stayed atop the NAHL Midwest Division standings by one point over Fairbanks (21-9-0-2), who also took two of three this weekend over Janesville, Wisconsin. The Bears have 17 points over the third-place Chippewa Steel, although the Steel have eight less games in hand this

season. Kenai River’s 21st win of the season comes in its 32nd game, just over halfway, and is already more than four of the past five years for the Bears, who finished with 23 wins last season. Murdock is happy the Bears are staying ahead of the competition for now, but continued to press his warning that the team cannot afford a lapse over the next 28 games if they wish to return to the playoffs. “It feels good,” he said. “We’re in a pretty good spot, but … and I say this probably too much … but we still haven’t played our best hockey yet. We’re still searching for a full 60-minute game.

The guys are getting better, but we still haven’t played our best.” The Bears trailed 2-1 midway through the second period Saturday, but Kenai River exploded for six goals in a span of 13:14 to grab a 7-2 lead halfway through the third, essentially putting the game away. Murdock complimented Springfield goalie Ryan Wilson’s effort in the net, even after the Bears were able to unload on him in the third period. “We had a handful of breakaways early and he had some nice saves,” he said. “We just had that stretch in See bears, Page B3


Sunday, December 15, 2019

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pounds. The Homer girls took their second straight Kachemak Conference title with 87 points, better than the 46 of runner-up Redington. Seward took fourth in the girls team race with 22 points. The night was highlighted by Homer junior Sadie Blake receiving Girls Outstanding Wrestler of the tournament. Perk praised Blake, the 125-pound champion, for leading a team that is taking eight of its nine girls grapplers to state next weekend. “The girls squad looked really sharp, we went out and pinned a lot in the first period,” Perk said. “We have a lot of dominance in the conference, which helped us tune up for next weekend.” The Mariners got girls champions in freshman Cecilia Fitzpatrick at 103 pounds, senior Autumn Daigle at 112, senior Mina Cavasos at 119, Blake at 125 and senior Rayana Vigil at 189. The Nikiski Bulldogs didn’t finish with any conference champions, but got three wrestlers in the finals, including sophomore Ayden

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heavy favorite to repeat this year before a hand injury earlier this week kept him from making the NLC tournament and the state field next week. Gardner said the potential points from those seniors would have made the team race much closer. “The way they would’ve scored could’ve been a difference of 120 points for us,” Gardner said. “So you add that for us and then subtract that from Colony … you do the math. “It would’ve been a really close battle.” SoHi emerged with two region titles — freshman Scott Michael at 125 pounds and junior Sean Babitt at 171. Babitt later received Outstanding Wrestler of the meet for pinning the top two seeded competitors ahead of him en route to the title. “He came out on fire,” Gardner said about Babitt. “He’s just a super hardworking kid, he doesn’t get rattled. He won the (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) world title so he’s been to the big show, and knows what it’s like.” Babitt pinned Colony’s Landis Erwin in the 171-pound final for the first region title of his career, while Michael escaped with a 9-8 decision over Palmer’s Aiden Corbridge in the 125-pound final. SoHi also placed two other boys in the finals with junior Zach Burns taking second at 140 pounds and junior Dennis Taylor taking the silver at


From Page B1 Shelbie Naylor, 16:15; 7. Mikaela Hall, 16:22; 8. Madison McDonald, 17:58. Community race — 1. Summer Foster, 12:14; 2. Jaala Lopez, 13:11; 3. Chelsea Plagge, 14:07; 4. Filip Lukic, 15:49; 5. Fiona Mancuso, n/a; 6. Abby Schneiders, 17:32.

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Boys A team scores: 1. Service, 36:50; 2. Chugiak, 36:58; 3. West Valley, 38:05; 4. West, 38:47; 5. East, 42:05; 6. Colony, 42:08; 7. South, 42:43; 8. Soldotna, 42:56; 9. Palmer, 43:05; 10. Dimond, 43:29; 11. Grace, 44:27. Soldotna boys 4.2K finishers — 28. Foster Boze, 10:15; 34. Bradley Walters, 10:25; 43. Quinn Cox, 11:00; 50. Jack Harris, 11:16; 61. Ry-

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Fleming at 125 pounds, junior Jaryn Zoda at 130 and junior Koleman McCaughey at 171. All three finished second. Kenai Central picked up two conference champions in Tucker Vann at 171 pounds and Rocky Sherbahn at 215, both of them winning their first region title. Vann’s title came on a 13-2 major decision over McCaughey of Nikiski, a friendly peninsula rival. The Kardinals also got a second-place result at 112 pounds from sophomore Talon Whicker, who lost a 5-3 sudden victory decision. Talon’s freshman brother Owen finished third in the category with a pin. Seward finished eighth in the team race with 41 points and got a conference championship from junior Thomas Ooka at 145 pounds. It was Ooka’s first region title in his career, and he used a pin on Redington’s Jake McDermitt to do it. Kachemak Conference Championships

Team scores — 1. Homer 179; 2. Redington 176; 3. Grace Christian 162.5; 4. Nikiski 87; 5. Kenai 856; 6. Houston 62; 7. Anchorage Christian 54.5; 8. Seward 41; 9. Cordova 9. Championship finals 103 — P. Metcalf, Red p. J. Dick, Red 2:57; 112 — J. Harris, Gra d. T. Whicker, Ken 5-3 SV; 119 — A., Cline, Hom d. A. Snow, Gra 8-1; 125 — R. Nyvall, Hom p. A. Fleming, Nik 1:28; 130 — B. Postishek, Red p. J. Zoda, Nik 2:36; 135 — C. Severance, Red

152. On the girls side, the Stars secured region titles from senior Vydell Baker at 125 pounds, freshman Trinity Donovan at 145 and senior Amanda Wylie at 160. All three wrestlers pinned their opponents in the finals. “Those three girls just worked hard and came together and wrestled well this weekend,” he said. Wylie’s title was the fourth of her career, capping an undefeated run through high school at the conference tournament. Northern Lights Conference Championships

Friday-Saturday, Colony High School Team scores — 1. Colony 501, 2. Soldotna 264.5, 3. Wasilla 250; 4. Palmer 238; 5. Kodiak 47.5 Championship finals 103 — E. Holmes Col won by fft J. Ritz, Col; 112 — E. Larson, Col t.f. J. Reynolds, Col 17-2; 119 — A. Logsdon, Was m.d. C. Silva, Col 12-1; 125 — S. Michael, Sol d. A. Corbridge, Pal 9-8; 130 — K. Payne, Col d. G. Blydenburgh, Pal 4-0; 135 — J. Hopkins, Col d. R. Gallagher, Col 10-5; 140 — A. Ehmann, Col t.f. Z. Burns, Sol 17-2; 145 — S. Uhlenhake, Was p. J. Christiansen, Pal 1:36; 152 — V. Cramer, Col p. D. Taylor, Sol 3:30; 160 — J. Tosten, Col d. T. Thornhill, Col 15-8; 171 — S. Babitt, Sol p. L. Erwin, Col 3:44; 189 — E. Bleakney, Pal m.d. P. Long, Pal 13-6; 215 — M. Floresta, Col d. J. Palmer, Was 6-4; 285 — D. Van Slyke, Col p. C. Ogle, Col 1:29. Third-place matches 103 — E. Allen, Was p. S. MacMaster Sol 0:27; 112 — H. Secor, Sol t.f. S. Secor, Sol 15-0; 119 — E. Miller, Sol p. C. Henry, Col 1:44; 125 —T. Clapp, Col t.f. C. Jasper, Was 16-1; 130 — I. Chavarria, Sol p. J. Brown, Sol 2:12; 135 — O. Manley, Pal d. P. Portney, Pal 6-5; 140 — N. Williams, Was p. H. Richardson, Sol 3:22; 145 — D. Campbell, Was won by fft E. Kraus, Col; 152 — Z. Loutzenhiser, Col d. A. Woodfork, Pal 5-4; 160 — A. Engebretsen, Was p. G. Mason, Pal 2:54; 171 — C. Lindquist, Was p. J. Acree, Pal 3:35; 189 —C. Binning, Col m.d. G. Harrington, Was 8-0; 215 — C. Roberts, Col p. L. Frank, Pal 4:21; G. Aderman, Pal d. D. Zurflueh, Kod 5-3. Fifth-place matches 103 — A. Luecken, Was won by fft; 112 — E. Schumacher, Was d. C. Trouy, Was 12-7; 119 — R. Madden, Sol p. C. Corbridge, Pal 4:44; 125 — G. Roberts, Kod t.f. J. Bordelon, Sol 18-1; 130 — G. Lorring, Kod d. C. Hernandez, Col 6-4; 135 — S. Logsdon, Was d. E. Land, Sol 10-5; 140 — F. Elvsaas, Was t.f. L. Plummer, Pal 15-0; 145 — K. Asay, Pal d. C. Feito, Col 10-9; 152 — G. Beaudon, Was d. B. Keeney, Was 5-4 SV; 160 — A. Willets, Sol p. J. Henley, Sol 0:26; 171 — K. Connaker, Col p. L. Peltier, Pal 0:16;189 — D. Johnson, Col d. D. Vroman, Was 8-4 SV; 215 — I. Harper, Kod p. L. Katzenburger, Sol 4:13; M. Rogers, Sol p. T. Lindor, Pal 0:45.

der Giesler, 11:55. Soldotna boys 3.2K B finishers — 9. David Grinestaff, 11:33; 21. Trenton Boots, 12:12; 27. Jesper Strom, 12:47; 31. Dylan Hogue, 12:53; 41. Andrew Cox, 13:27; 45. Carter Cannava. Soldotna boys 3.2K C finishers — 5. Nathan Pitka, 12:43; 41. Justin Hansen, 15:26; 44. Jonothan Gordon, 15:49; 46. Kaden Matson, 15:57; 52. Gavin Brennan, 41:52. Girls A team scores: 1. Service, 42:55; 2. West, 43:00; 3. West Valley, 43:53; 4. Chugiak, 47:58; 5. Eagle River, 48:52; 6. South, 49:42; 7. Colony, 50:21; 8. Grace, 52:45; 9. Palmer, 56:36; 10. Soldotna, 56:58. Soldotna girls 4.2K finishers — 45. Erika Arthur, 13:36; 48. Cameron Blackwell, 14:10; 51. Jordan Ruffner, 14:35; 52. Sonora Martin, 14:36. Soldotna girls 1.8K B finishers — 17. Carson Dement, 4:38; 19. Jordan Strausbaugh, 4:43; 37. Emmy Reese, 6:13; 48. Sonja Saleva, 8:53; 49. Ashley Dalman, 9:50. Soldotna girls 1.8K C finishers — 25. Madelyn Barkman, 8:13; 27. Katie Creglow, 8:30; 32. Alex Juliussen, 9:08; 44. Chloe Desbois, 11:08; 46. Julia Floyd, 12:03.

Cooper takes 99th in World Cup sprint Staff report Peninsula Clarion

Travis Cooper, a 2015 graduate of Kenai Central, took 99th in a World Cup biathlon 10-kilometer sprint Friday in Hochfilzen, Austria. Cooper had two misses on the prone five-target shooting stage and one miss on the standing

stage. Each miss means a 150-meter penalty loop. Cooper was 3 minutes, 53.3 seconds, behind winner Johannes Thingnes Boe of Norway, who had just one standing miss in finishing at 25:07.8. Cooper did not qualify for Saturday’s 12.5-kilometer pursuit. The relays take place Sunday.

Nikiski’s Pedro Souza works to maintain a grip on Homer’s Cayleb Diaz in a 160-pound match of the consolation rounds during the Kachemak Conference Championships on Friday at Redington Jr/Sr High School. (Photo by Tim Rockey/Frontiersman) p. V. Mohoney, Hou 4:00; 140 — J. Merriner, Gra d. L. Hofacker, ACS 7-0; 145 — T. Ooka, Sew p. J. McDermitt, Red 3:00; 152 — M. Hayes, Hom t.f. L. Crotts, Gra 20-3; 160 — A. Beveridge, Gra p. J. Spaulding, Red 5:34; 171 — T. Vann, Ken m.d. K. McCaughey, Nik 13-2; 189 — A. Kalugin, Hom p.

S. Norquist, Hou 0:42; 215 — R. Sherbahn, Ken p. R. Hicks, Hom 2:43; 285 — A. Hicks, Hom p. G. Trotter, Gra 1:38. Third-place matches 103 — R. Seyer, Hou p. Z. Rodman, Ken 2:21; 112 — O. Whicker, Ken p. T. Major, Hou 2:43; 119

— R. Perez, Ken d. J. Yourkoski, Nik 5-3; 125 — N. Clark, Red p. E. Elliott, Gra 0:51; 130 — M. Bohlman, ACS d. A. Gaethle, Ken 6-1; 135 — A. Reutov, Hom d. O. Ford, Gra 5-3; 140 — G. Metcalf, Red d. N. Kalugin, Hom 1:25; 145 — D. Williams, Red d. L. Counts, Hom 6-5; 152 — D. Harris, Gra p. H. Stokes,

Red 3:37; 160 — S. Grenier, Nik p. S. Scott, ACS 3:54; 171 — P. Jones, Red p. E. Knapp, Hom 2:59; 189 — J. Tanner, Gra d. J. Garcia, Red 2:17; 215 — J. Graceson, ACS won by fft; 285 — M. Lastimosa, Sew p. K. Caldwell, Red 0:11.

LSU’s Burrow wins Heisman Trophy NEW YORK (AP) — Born into a family of Cornhuskers and raised in the Buckeye state, Joe Burrow left his roots behind and became a Heisman Trophy winner at LSU. The quarterback won the Heisman on Saturday night in a record-breaking landslide, becoming the first LSU player to bring college football’s most prestigious award back to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in 60 years. Burrow received 2,608 points and 841 first-place votes, a record 90.7% of all the first-place votes available. Burrow also set a record for percentage of points available received with 93.8, breaking the mark of 91.6% set by Troy Smith of Ohio State in 2006. Burrow was named on 95.5% of all ballots, breaking the record of 95.2% set by Oregon’s

Marcus Mariota in 2014. Burrow’s margin of victory of 1,846 points broke the record of 1,750 set by O.J. Simpson of Southern California in 1968. Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts was second with 762 points. Quarterback Justin Fields of Ohio State was third and defensive end Chase Young of Ohio State was fourth. Burrow transferred last year to LSU from Ohio State, where he was a sparingly used reserve. After finishing strong for the Tigers in 2018, he broke out this season, setting a Southeastern Conference record with 48 touchdown passes and leading top-ranked LSU (13-0) to its first College Football Playoff appearance. Burrow’s victory was a foregone conclusion, but after he

was announced as the winner it still overwhelmed him. “That’s the most I’ve cried in 23 years of living,” Burrow said later. After hugging his parents and coaches, Burrow made his way to the stage inside the PlayStation Theater in Times Square. He started his acceptance speech, stopped and took 23 seconds to compose himself before rattling off the names of LSU’s other offensive players. “All my teammates have supported me, welcomed me with open arms. Kid from Ohio, come down to the Bayou, and welcomed me as brothers,” Burrow said, with about two dozen former Heisman winners standing behind him on stage. “What a special moment,” LSU coach Ed Orgeron said.

“I thought Joe handled everything first class. It’s the first time I’ve seen him get that emotional.” The Tigers will face No. 4 Oklahoma and Hurts on Dec. 28 at the Peach Bowl in Atlanta. “I’m ready to get back to Baton Rouge and start practice on Monday,” Burrow said. Burrow, a senior, blended perfectly with first-year LSU passing game coordinator Joe Brady and produced the most prolific offense in school history. Playing in a version of the offense Drew Brees runs for the New Orleans Saints, Burrow has shown accuracy and quick decision-making similar to his childhood idol. With at least one game left, Burrow has passed for 4,715 yards and is completing 77.9% of his passes, on pace to set an NCAA record.

Oklahoma City Minnesota Portland Pacific Division L.A. Lakers L.A. Clippers Phoenix Sacramento Golden State

TCU 79, Lamar 50 Texas 87, Cent. Michigan 76 FAR WEST Air Force 79, Denver 75 Arizona St. 79, Georgia 59 BYU 68, Utah St. 64 Boise St. 100, Alabama St. 57 California Baptist 87, Bethune-Cookman 68 Fresno St. 62, Cal Poly 37 Gonzaga 84, Arizona 80 Idaho 76, CS Bakersfield 70, OT N. Arizona 79, Utah Valley 73 N. Colorado 74, Wyoming 53 New Mexico 69, New Mexico St. 62 Oregon St. 80, Ark.-Pine Bluff 46 Pepperdine 92, Cent. Arkansas 79 S. Utah 62, UC Santa Barbara 61 Saint Mary’s (Cal) 89, California 77 San Diego 58, UC Davis 54 San Francisco 91, Cal St.-Fullerton 69 Santa Clara 60, Sacramento St. 58 Stanford 78, San Jose St. 58 UC Irvine 120, Pacific Union College 63 Utah 60, Weber St. 49

Colorado 32 21 8 3 45 117 86 Dallas 34 19 11 4 42 90 80 Winnipeg 32 19 11 2 40 94 88 Minnesota 33 16 12 5 37 102 107 Nashville 31 14 12 5 33 102 101 Chicago 33 12 15 6 30 89 107 Pacific Division Arizona 35 19 12 4 42 97 84 Edmonton 35 18 13 4 40 106 109 Calgary 35 18 13 4 40 95 104 Vegas 35 17 13 5 39 103 100 Vancouver 33 16 13 4 36 107 99 San Jose 35 16 17 2 34 96 122 Anaheim 33 14 15 4 32 87 97 Los Angeles 34 13 18 3 29 86 109 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.

scoreboard Football NFL Standings AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA New England 10 3 0 .769 338 168 Buffalo 9 4 0 .692 274 212 N.Y. Jets 5 9 0 .357 247 343 Miami 3 10 0 .231 221 399 South Houston 8 5 0 .615 317 309 Tennessee 8 5 0 .615 318 255 Indianapolis 6 7 0 .462 296 295 Jacksonville 4 9 0 .308 230 337 North y-Baltimore 12 2 0 .857 472 257 Pittsburgh 8 5 0 .615 259 242 Cleveland 6 7 0 .462 273 291 Cincinnati 1 12 0 .077 198 325 West y-Kansas City 9 4 0 .692 371 281 Oakland 6 7 0 .462 258 366 Denver 5 8 0 .385 236 261 L.A. Chargers 5 8 0 .385 289 251 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East Dallas 6 7 0 .462 334 267 Philadelphia 6 7 0 .462 297 301 Washington 3 10 0 .231 188 310 N.Y. Giants 2 11 0 .154 247 362 South y-New Orleans 10 3 0 .769 344 296 Tampa Bay 6 7 0 .462 378 381 Carolina 5 8 0 .385 300 360 Atlanta 4 9 0 .308 300 343 North Green Bay 10 3 0 .769 309 270 Minnesota 9 4 0 .692 339 249 Chicago 7 6 0 .538 243 232 Detroit 3 9 1 .269 287 335 West San Francisco 11 2 0 .846 397 229 Seattle 10 3 0 .769 341 321 L.A. Rams 8 5 0 .615 311 262 Arizona 3 9 1 .269 272 374 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Thursday’s Games Baltimore 42, N.Y. Jets 21 Sunday’s Games Denver at Kansas City, 9 a.m. Tampa Bay at Detroit, 9 a.m. Houston at Tennessee, 9 a.m. Miami at N.Y. Giants, 9 a.m. Seattle at Carolina, 9 a.m. Chicago at Green Bay, 9 a.m. New England at Cincinnati, 9 a.m. Philadelphia at Washington, 9 a.m. Cleveland at Arizona, 12:05 p.m. Jacksonville at Oakland, 12:05 p.m. Minnesota at L.A. Chargers, 12:05 p.m. Atlanta at San Francisco, 12:25 p.m. L.A. Rams at Dallas, 12:25 p.m. Buffalo at Pittsburgh, 4:20 p.m. Monday’s Games Indianapolis at New Orleans, 4:15 p.m. All Times AKST

Basketball NBA Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Philadelphia 20 7 .741 — Boston 17 7 .708 1½ Toronto 17 8 .680 2 Brooklyn 13 12 .520 6 New York 6 20 .231 13½ Southeast Division Miami 19 7 .731 — Orlando 11 14 .440 7½ Charlotte 12 16 .429 8 Washington 7 17 .292 11 Atlanta 6 20 .231 13 Central Division Milwaukee 24 3 .889 — Indiana 17 9 .654 6½ Detroit 11 15 .423 12½ Chicago 10 18 .357 14½ Cleveland 6 20 .231 17½ WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division Dallas 17 8 .680 — Houston 17 9 .654 ½ San Antonio 10 15 .400 7 Memphis 9 17 .346 8½ New Orleans 6 20 .231 11½ Northwest Division Denver 16 8 .667 — Utah 15 11 .577 2

11 14 .440 5½ 10 15 .400 6½ 10 16 .385 7 23 20 11 11 5

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Friday’s Games Houston 130, Orlando 107 L.A. Lakers 113, Miami 110 Philadelphia 116, New Orleans 109 Indiana 110, Atlanta 100 Charlotte 83, Chicago 73 Milwaukee 127, Memphis 114 Utah 114, Golden State 106 L.A. Clippers 124, Minnesota 117 New York 103, Sacramento 101 Saturday’s Games San Antonio 121, Phoenix 119, OT Toronto 110, Brooklyn 102 Chicago 109, L.A. Clippers 106 Memphis 128, Washington 111 Miami 122, Dallas 118, OT Milwaukee 125, Cleveland 108 Denver 110, Oklahoma City 102 Detroit 115, Houston 107 Sunday’s Games Orlando at New Orleans, 11:30 a.m. Charlotte at Indiana, 1 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Atlanta, 2 p.m. Philadelphia at Brooklyn, 2 p.m. New York at Denver, 4 p.m. Sacramento at Golden State, 4:30 p.m. All Times AKST

Men’s Scores EAST Albany (NY) 84, Niagara 80 Army 89, Buffalo 76 Boston U. 78, Dartmouth 76 Canisius 80, Holy Cross 72 Georgetown 89, Syracuse 79 Hartford 71, Wagner 63 La Salle 85, Morgan St. 68 Penn St. 73, Alabama 71 Princeton 80, Fairleigh Dickinson 65 Providence 82, Stony Brook 78 Rider 89, LIU Brooklyn 74 Rutgers 68, Seton Hall 48 St. Bonaventure 75, Gannon 50 St. Francis (NY) 73, NJIT 71 Villanova 78, Delaware 70 W. Michigan 59, Manhattan 58 West Virginia 83, Nicholls 57 SOUTH Appalachian St. 81, Howard 59 Auburn 67, Saint Louis 61 Coastal Carolina 91, NC Central 71 Duquesne 71, Radford 49 East Carolina 79, Campbell 67 Elon 91, NC Wesleyan 60 FAU 81, High Point 64 Furman 80, Winthrop 73 Grambling St. 82, Rust College 54 Jacksonville 93, Middle Georgia State 79 Kentucky 67, Georgia Tech 53 Liberty 61, Vanderbilt 56 Louisiana Tech 77, Louisiana-Lafayette 59 Louisville 99, E. Kentucky 67 Memphis 51, Tennessee 47 Miami 88, Alabama A&M 74 Mississippi 82, Middle Tennessee 64 New Orleans 103, Williams Baptist 59 North Florida 72, Southern Miss. 69 Richmond 78, Coll. of Charleston 71 UAB 75, Montevallo 63 UNC-Asheville 91, UT Martin 72 Wake Forest 80, Xavier 78 MIDWEST Butler 66, Southern U. 41 Colgate 67, Cincinnati 66 Dayton 78, Drake 47 DePaul 86, UIC 65 E. Illinois 75, Milwaukee 68 Evansville 72, Green Bay 62 IUPUI 74, Fort Wayne 65 Illinois 69, Old Dominion 55 Kansas 98, UMKC 57 Michigan St. 72, Oakland 49 Mississippi St. 67, Kansas St. 61 Notre Dame 75, UCLA 61 Oregon 71, Michigan 70, OT South Dakota 96, Mayville State 60 Toledo 80, Detroit 72 Wichita St. 80, Oklahoma 75 SOUTHWEST Arkansas 98, Tulsa 79 Oral Roberts 69, Central Oklahoma 57 Rice 96, Houston Baptist 84 Stephen F. Austin 66, Louisiana-Monroe 59

Women’s Scores EAST Fordham 65, Southern U. 52 Holy Cross 65, Sacred Heart 52 Md.-Eastern Shore 78, Mount St. Mary’s 76 Northeastern 60, Hartford 47 Princeton 72, Penn St. 55 Rider 65, Georgetown 64 St. Francis (NY) 49, Albany (NY) 41 Vermont 65, NJIT 59 SOUTH Austin Peay 67, Alabama A&M 61 Belmont 68, Middle Tennessee 57 Howard 91, Niagara 42 Liberty 83, Hampton 59 Memphis 78, Arkansas St. 50 New Orleans 91, Tougaloo 69 SC-Upstate 58, SC State 47 SE Missouri 70, Mississippi 53 MIDWEST Bowling Green 63, Milwaukee 51 Cent. Michigan 79, S. Dakota St. 74 Cincinnati 85, Xavier 78 Creighton 56, Wichita St. 46 DePaul 105, Alabama St. 76 Iowa 102, NC Central 50 Kansas St. 74, UMKC 67 Michigan 62, Appalachian St. 35 Nebraska 77, Oral Roberts 67 Toledo 82, Detroit 64 W. Michigan 90, Chicago St. 69 SOUTHWEST Abilene Christian 110, Schreiner 37 Incarnate Word 74, St. Thomas (TX) 52 FAR WEST Arizona St. 84, New Mexico 47 BYU 71, Utah Valley 57 CS Bakersfield 66, UC Santa Barbara 62 California 69, Santa Clara 65 Colorado St. 65, MVSU 46 Gonzaga 80, Texas Southern 45 Oregon 81, Long Beach St. 45 Oregon St. 75, Utah St. 46 San Francisco 87, Sacramento St. 82 San Jose St. 128, La Verne 62 Seattle 89, Warner Pacific 47 Southern Cal 75, UNLV 54 Utah 68, Nevada 62

Hockey NHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 34 21 7 6 48 115 86 Buffalo 34 16 11 7 39 107 103 Montreal 33 15 12 6 36 105 107 Toronto 34 16 14 4 36 110 109 Tampa Bay 31 16 12 3 35 110 100 Florida 32 15 12 5 35 109 108 Ottawa 33 14 17 2 30 90 103 Detroit 34 9 22 3 21 74 132 Metropolitan Division Washington 34 24 5 5 53 125 97 N.Y. Islanders 31 22 7 2 46 92 72 Carolina 33 20 11 2 42 107 86 Pittsburgh 33 19 10 4 42 110 89 Philadelphia 32 17 10 5 39 98 92 N.Y. Rangers 32 16 12 4 36 103 101 Columbus 32 12 14 6 30 79 98 New Jersey 32 10 17 5 25 77 115 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division St. Louis 34 20 8 6 46 102 93

Friday’s Games Vegas 3, Dallas 2, OT Colorado 3, New Jersey 1 Saturday’s Games N.Y. Islanders 3, Buffalo 2, OT Ottawa 4, Columbus 3, OT Anaheim 4, N.Y. Rangers 3, SO Carolina 4, Calgary 0 Dallas 4, Nashville 1 Toronto 4, Edmonton 1 Minnesota 4, Philadelphia 1 Pittsburgh 5, Los Angeles 4, SO Detroit 2, Montreal 1 Washington 5, Tampa Bay 2 Boston 4, Florida 2 St. Louis 4, Chicago 3 New Jersey 2, Arizona 1 San Jose 4, Vancouver 2 Sunday’s Games Philadelphia at Winnipeg, 1 p.m. Minnesota at Chicago, 3 p.m. Los Angeles at Detroit, 3 p.m. Vancouver at Vegas, 4 p.m. Monday’s Games Ottawa at Florida, 3 p.m. Nashville at N.Y. Rangers, 3 p.m. Washington at Columbus, 3 p.m. Colorado at St. Louis, 4 p.m. Edmonton at Dallas, 4:30 p.m.

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BASKETBALL National Basketball Association ATLANTA HAWKS — Waived G Tyrone Wallace. FOOTBALL National Football League CHICAGO BEARS — Placed TE Ben Braunecker on IR. Activated DT Akiem Hicks from IR. DENVER BRONCOS — Waived LB Ahmad Gooden. Placed WR Juwann Winfree on IR. Signed DL Deyon Sizer from the practice squad and NT Kyle Peko from Indianapolis’ practice squad DETROIT LIONS — Placed LB Jarrad Davis and G Joe Dahl on IR. Signed RB Wes Hills and OT Dan Skipper from the practice squad. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Signed G Jake Eldrenkamp from the practice squad. MIAMI DOLPHINS — Waived CB Marcus Sherels. Signed S Montre Hartage from the practice squad. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Placed DL D.J. Jones on IR. Activated DL Kentavius Street from IR. TENNESSEE TITANS — Waived CB Kareem Orr. Signed DL Joey Ivie from the practice squad. WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Placed WR Paul Richardson Jr. on IR. Signed OT Timon Parris from the practice squad. Canadian Football League WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS — Signed OL Jermarcus Hardrick to a one-year contract extension. HOCKEY National Hockey League DETROIT RED WINGS — Assigned D Dylan McIlrath to Grand Rapids (AHL). Removed RW Anthony Mantha from IR. NASHVILLE PREDATORS — Recalled F Colin Blackwell from Milwaukee (AHL). Returned F Daniel Carr to Milwaukee (AHL). NEW JERSEY DEVILS — Placed G Louis Domingue on IR. Recalled G Evan Cormier from Adirondack (AHL). SOCCER USL Championship SAN DIEGO LOYAL — Signed D Emrah Klimenta. COLLEGE BOSTON COLLEGE — Named Jeff Hafley football coach. RUTGERS — Named Jim Panagos defensive line coach. NORTH CAROLINA — Agreed on a one-year contract extension with football coach Mack Brown.

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intermission, but Tyler Gilliland tied it up early in the third period with help from Toby Nevak. Ethan Pitzman, Homer’s points leader, notched the go-ahead goal with 2:36 to play, securing the victory. Keegan Strong got the win in goal for Homer with 19 saves on 20 shots.

Kenai 9, Houston 1 The Kenai Central hockey team walked away with a lopsided victory Friday in Railbelt Conference play in Houston. The Kardinals scored twice in the first period, then

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the third where we were able to find the back of the net.” Soldotna’s Preston Weeks started Saturday’s game with a first-period power play strike to give Kenai River an early 1-0 lead, but Springfield responded. Carson Jones tied it for Springfield in the second period, and Deniel Holmqvist put the Jr. Blues up 2-1 just 26 seconds later. However, the Bears were just getting warmed up. Jack Quinn tied the game with 5:19 left in the second with help from Theo Thrun and Zach Krajnik, who tallied his 27th assist of the season, second-best in the league. With a dwindling clock in the second period, Logan Ritchie found a way past Wilson to give Kenai River a 3-2 lead with just 33 seconds remaining in the frame. In the third, the Bears put it away with goals from Daymin Dodge, Skylar Gutierrez, Peter Morgan and Brandon Lajoie. Both Friday and Saturday were defined by Kenai River

poured it on in the second with five goals to build a daunting lead. Jordan Knudson and Nate Beiser scored two goals each, while the Kards also got goals from Caden Warren, Jacob Begich, Miles Marston, Gavin Langham and Nick Wehrstein. Tommy Baker earned the win in goal for Kenai with 29 saves on 30 shots.

Homer 8, Bartlett 3 The Mariners routed the Golden Bears Friday afternoon with a nonconference win at Anchorage’s Ben Boeke Ice Arena. The Mariners received two goals each from Alden Ross and Phinny Weston. Homer also got goals from Isaiah Nevak, Casey Otis, Kazden Stineff and Austin Shafford.

goalie Landon Pavlisin, who on Friday earned his first full blank sheet of the season and second in regulation with a 48-save shutout, then followed it up with a 38-for41 effort Saturday to finish with 86 total saves over the two days. Murdock praised Pavlisin’s effort and said on Friday that the early pressure the Jr. Blues put on him helped build his confidence, and giving him goal support is big. “He was really good, he made a lot of good saves,” Murdock said. “They threw a lot of stuff at the net which probably helped him. For him to make some of those saves early on and get comfortable, it worked out.” In Friday’s contest, Springfield led the shots tally 35-17 through two periods before the Bears finished strong with an 18-13 advantage in the third. The Bears clung to a 1-0 lead through much of the contest thanks to a first-period goal from Porter Schachle, his 12th of the season and tied for second on the team. Schachle scored with 5:43 left in the first on an assist from Daymin Dodge,

Homer dominated possession and led the shots tally 47-17, and also netted three short-handed goals. Ross scored twice in the first period to get the blowout going, starting just 37 seconds into the game. Bartlett scored three goals in the second period to close the gap to 4-3 at one point. Both teams combined for five goals in the final 4:36 of game time in the second period. Saturday Moose 4, Kardinals 2 Kenai 1 1 0 —2 Palmer 0 2 2 —4 1st period — 1. Kenai, Marston (Verkuilen), 10:44. Penalties — Kenai 1 for 2:00; Palmer 1 for 2:00. 2nd period — 2. Palmer, Nelius (unassisted), 8:58; 3. Kenai, Warren (Beiser), 12:01; 4. Palmer, Nelius (unassisted), 13:22. Penalties — Kenai 1 for 2:00. 3rd period — 5. Palmer, Horacek (Armstrong, Greco), 3:50; 6. Palmer, Armstrong (Hooks), 5:16. Penalties — Kenai 1 for 5:00; Palmer 3 for 6:00. Shots on goal — Kenai 9-5-3—17; Palmer 8-17-16—41. Goalies — Kenai, Cross (41 shots, 37 saves); Palmer, Horacek (17 shots, 15 saves).

who got his first point with the Bears after joining the team this week. After weathering a scoreless middle period in which the Jr. Blues continually put pressure on the Bears, the scoring binge began early in the third with a goal from Skylar Gutierrez, who netted his first as a Brown Bear and first since Oct. 25 while playing for the Lone Star Brahmas. Gutierrez came to the Bears in a trade two weeks ago, and Murdock said the winger’s personal scoreless streak had been rubbing him the wrong way. “He said before the game, ‘I’m in such a rut,’” Murdock said. The Gutierrez goal with assists from Brandon Lajoie and Bryan Huggins put the Bears up 2-0 with still 18:09 to play in the third period, but Kenai River quickly put any comeback hopes to bed. Peter Morgan scored twice in the frame and Zach Krajnik tallied his 11th of the year to extend the lead. All four goals in the period came within 8:40 of each other. “The guys just came out in the third ready to go,

Mariners 2, Cougars 1 Homer 0 0 2 —2 Service 0 1 0 —1 1st period — no scoring. Penalties — Service 1 for 2:00. 2nd period — 1. Service, Pagels (Hoff), 14:52. Penalties — Homer 2 for 4:00; Service 2 for 4:00. 3rd period — 2. Homer, Gilliland (Weston), 1:58; 3. Homer, Pitzman (Weston), 12:24. Penalties — Service 1 for 2:00. Shots on goal — Homer 5-11-4—20; Service 8-9-8—25. Goalies — Homer, Strong (20 shots, 19 saves); Service, Hoff (25 shots, 23 saves). Friday Kardinals 9, Hawks 1 Kenai Central 2 5 2 —9 Houston 0 0 1 —1 1st period — 1. Kenai, Warren (unassisted), 6:34; 2. Kenai, Begich (Erwin), 8:32. Penalties — Kenai 1 for 2:00; Houston 1 for 2:00. 2nd period — 3. Kenai, Marston (unassisted), 0:16; 4. Kenai, Knudson (Begich, Warren), SH, 6:32; 5. Kenai, Beiser (unassisted), SH, 6:38; 6. Kenai, Langham (unassisted), 10:59; 7. Kenai, Beiser (Warren), PP, 11:27. Penalties — Kenai 3 for 6:00; Houston 2 for 4:00. 3rd period — 8. Kenai, Knudson (unassisted), 3:15; 9. Houston, Hogan (Preboski, RasnakeSquires), 3:27; 10. Kenai, Wehrstein (Bucho, Graves), 4:33. Penalties — none. Shots on goal — Kenai Central 13-16-8—37; Houston 7-7-16—30. Goalies — Kenai Central, Baker (30 shots, 29 saves); Houston, Smoldon (37 shots, 28 saves). Mariners 8, Golden Bears 3 Homer 2 3 3 —8 Bartlett 0 3 0 —3 1st period — 1. Homer, Ross (Pitzman,

there isn’t anything we did or said, the guys just collectively showed up,” Murdock said about the late run of offense. “It’s nice getting that goal early in the third to give ourselves a lead and they had the momentum.”

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Weston), 0:37; 2. Homer, Ross (Knutson, Stineff), 2:42. Penalties — Homer 2 for 4:00. 2nd period — 3. Homer, Nevak (unassisted), SH, 6:46; 4. Bartlett, Wilson (Beals, Laflamme), 10:24; 5. Homer, Otis (Weston, Stineff), 10:37; 6. Bartlett, Beals (Laflamme, Vandenbos), 12:26; 7. Bartlett, Beals (unassisted), 13:12; 8. Homer, Weston (Pitzman), 13:28. Penalties — Homer 3 for 17:00; Bartlett 3 for 6:00.

3rd period — 9. Homer, Weston (Shafford, Stineff), 6:49; 10. Homer, Stineff (Weston, Pitzman), SH, 10:33; 11. Homer, Shafford (unassisted), SH, 14:29. Penalties — Homer 3 for 17:00. Shots on goal — Homer 16-14-17—47; Bartlett 7-8-2—17. Goalies — Homer, Polushkin (17 shots, 14 saves); Bartlett, Harrington (47 shots, 39 saves).

United States wins Presidents Cup MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — High emotions, fierce hugs from Tiger Woods, this time as a winner both ways in the Presidents Cup. Woods capped off a big year that began with his 15th major at the Masters by playing and leading his U.S. team to another victory in the Presidents Cup on Sunday at Royal Melbourne. The first playing captain in 25 years, he opened the 12 singles matches by beating Abraham Ancer to set the Presidents Cup record with his

27th match victory, and set the tone for the rest of his team. The scoreboard was filled with American red scores all day as they rallied from a two-point deficit to win the Presidents Cup for the eighth straight time against an International team that faltered at the worst time. Matt Kuchar delivered the clinching putt, a 5-footer for birdie that assured him a halve against Louis Oosthuizen and gave the Americans the 15 1/2 points they needed to win.

Saturday Brown Bears 7, Jr. Blues 3 Kenai River 1 2 4 —7 Springfield 0 2 1 —3 1st period — 1. Kenai River, Weeks (unassisted), PP, 9:15. Penalties — Kenai River 1 for 2:00; Springfield 3 for 24:00. 2nd period — 2. Springfield, Jones (Jensen, Swanson), 11:48; 3. Springfield, Holmqvist (Brueck), 12:14; 4. Kenai River, Quinn (Thrun, Krajnik), 14:41; 5. Kenai River, Ritchie (Thrun, Green), 19:27. Penalties — Kenai River 1 for 2:00; Springfield 1 for 2:00. 3rd period — 6. Kenai River, Dodge (Quinn, Huggins), 4:23; 7. Kenai River, Gutierrez (Helgeson, Lajoie), 5:25; 8. Kenai River, Morgan (Schachle, Valiquette), 6:14; 9. Kenai River, Lajoie (Helgeson, Gutierrez), 7:55; 10. Springfield, Osborne (unassisted), PP, 19:02. Penalties — Kenai River 1 for 2:00; Springfield 1 for 2:00. Shots on goal — Kenai River 7-13-10—30; Springfield 11-16-14—41. Goalies — Kenai River, Pavlisin (41 shots, 38 saves); Springfield, Wilson (30 shots, 23 saves). Power plays — Kenai River 1 for 4; Springfield 1 for 3. Friday Brown Bears 5, Jr. Blues 0 Kenai River 1 0 4 —5 Springfield 0 0 0 —0 1st period — 1. Kenai River, Schachle (Quinn, Dodge), 14:17. Penalties — Kenai River 1 for 2:00; Springfield 2 for 4:00. 2nd period — no scoring. Penalties — none. 3rd period — 2. Kenai River, Gutierrez (Lajoie, Huggins), 1:51; 3. Kenai River, Morgan (Reid, Valiquette), 2:22; 4. Kenai River, Krajnik (Thrun, Reid), PP, 7:04; 5. Kenai River, Morgan (Gutierrez, Weeks), PP, 10:31. Penalties — Kenai River 1 for 2:00; Springfield 3 for 6:00. Shots on goal — Kenai River 7-10-18—35; Springfield 17-18-13—48. Goalies — Kenai River, Pavlisin (48 shots, 48 saves); Springfield, Proctor (35 shots, 30 saves). Power plays — Kenai River 2 for 4; Springfield 0 for 2.


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You wood never guess they’d love it As a novelty or a favorite, wooden toys can make great gifts By Leanne Italie

NEW YORK — Why buy wooden toys for children? Chances are good you know at least one parent who sings their praises for durability, sustainability or magical powers to boost creativity. If you don’t, know that such toys can make great gifts. Some ideas:

a parent first before taking on the big ticket. If you’re not confident about gifting a fullsize kitchen, go for a miniature set. Tender Leaf Toys, which makes a beautiful array of wooden toys, has a kitchen set intended for a dollhouse but perfectly suitable as a stand-alone gift. $44.99. Tender Leaf makes lots of other cool kitchen toys, too, including a colorful espresso machine complete with coffee pods that drop and a milk jug. $39.99.

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Cars, trucks, construction vehicles, emergency vehicles: Wooden toys that move are everywhere. Look no further than Melissa & Doug, the mass producer with a wide variety. The brand is available everywhere. The company makes construction vehicles for ages 3-6 that a child must stack together themselves before playing. $19.99 each. On the handmade emporium, the shop TwentySevenUK sells a small wooden racing car that can be engraved with a child’s name and a special date. The seller offers free shipping to the U.S. Each car is $43.05 and comes in white, yellow or green. Wooden train sets may not have wheels, but they do move and there’s a nice selection. Check out the world of Brio.

From tic-tac-toe to backgammon, lots of table games come in wood. Aerin makes a fancy Jenga, the classic balancing game, with blocks made of beech, stored in a cream or brown shagreen box with brass detailing. $1,100. It also sells a French Solitaire Set that includes a circular board crafted in Italy from ashwood, with 33 brass balls. $2,750. A little too steep price-wise? Head to Amazon for a nice looking tic-tactoe table set in wood for $9.99, or a plywood 4 in a row game for $22.

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Kitchen toys Lots of wooden play kitchens and toy appliances are out there, but they’ve got a lot of plastic competition. Best to check with

Miscellaneous Circle stackers for infants and toddlers are also plentiful, but one Etsy seller, SouthBendWorks, makes a lovely version in multicolored hardwood. $39.99. Pottery Barn Kids carries a wooden pet set complete with a rabbit and its hutch, a dog and its doghouse, and a cat and its cat bed. There are also food bowls and food, including


This image released by Etsy shows wooden racing car that can be engraved with a child’s name and a special date from Etsy seller TwentySevenUK. The seller offers free shipping to the U.S. Each car is $43.05 and comes in white, yellow or green.

a carrot for the bunny. $29. How about a throwback? A company called Novanatural.

com sells a set of wooden stilts for ages 6 and up in oak hardwood. $64.

Car buyers may see even deeper discounts this holiday season By Marcia Heroux Pounds Sun Sentinel

Holiday bells are ringing, and many consumers are sprinting to snag a year-end bargain on a new car or truck. Is that the smart move? Experts say “yes,” and that the deals are a bit better this December than a year ago. One difference: There are still 2019 cars and trucks on the lots that dealerships are motivated to sell at a discount. “This is the time of year you’ll find your better deal,” said Matthew DeLorenzo, senior managing editor for Kelley Blue Book, which provides vehicle ratings, reviews and prices to consumers. He said dealers are looking to boost year-end sales numbers. Ronald Montoya, senior consumer advice editor for Edmunds auto rating service, says December is when there are the highest discounts off the manufacturers’ suggested retail price -- 6.1% on average -- and the best incentives. In January, there are usually smaller discounts, as dealers tend to start the year conservatively, he said.

A 2019 versus 2020 model “Most of the deals going are on the outgoing models,” Montoya said. He recommends looking at both 2019 and 2020 models. “It may not always be that the 2019 is

the best price. It’s worth looking at both of them,” he said. Here are some of the best yearend incentives to purchase or lease a new vehicle, according to AutoNation, the country’s largest auto retailer, based in Fort Lauderdale; and Southeast Toyota, part of JM Family Enterprises in Deerfield Beach: ■■ 2019 Ram 1500 Big Horn Crew Cab pickup truck is on sale for up to $15,000 off the sticker price, or the truck can be leased for $199 a month plus tax. ■■ A 2019 Nissan Altima or Rogue is $6,000 to $8,000 off the sticker price. And the 2019 Nissan Murano is up to $10,000 off the sticker price. ■■ A 2019 Honda Civic LX Sedan CVT can be leased for $159 a month, plus taxes, for 36 months. ■■ Toyota is offering a $500 holiday cash bonus on the purchase of eight models of the Corolla, Camry, RAV4, Highlander, Tacoma and Tundra; and $500 holiday bonus for leasing nine models of the Corolla, Camry, RAV4, Tacoma and Tundra. Also, 0% financing is available for 13 models including the Corolla, Prius, Camry, Avalon, C-HR, 4Runner, Tacoma, Tundra and Sequoia. Manufacturers incentives’ might include bonus cash, which should go directly to the consumer, and dealer cash, which is not advertised. Dealers “don’t have to pass that on. It’s their choice,” Montoya

If you buy Here are the top rated cars of 2020, based on performance, comfort, technology, fuel economy and value, according to Edmunds: Sedan: Honda Accord Luxury sedan: Mercedes A-Class Electric vehicle: Tesla Model 3 SUV: Kia Telluride Luxury SUV: Mercedes GLE Sports car: Chevrolet Corvette Truck: Ram 1500 said. But to get you to buy now, a dealer may dangle that extra incentive.

Sticker shock Vehicle prices have been rising, with the average transaction for a light vehicle above $37,000, up nearly 4% in 2019, according to Kelley Blue Book. Expensive SUV and CUVs, or crossover utility vehicles, are driving up the average purchase. “Cars have been getting more expensive because there’s more technology on board,” DeLorenzo said. There are also new safety, comfort and entertainment features on the latest vehicle models, AutoNation points out.

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There are big discounts, cash back and low financing available on certain car models as 2019 ends, dealerships and consumer experts say. One example is a Ram Big Horn pickup truck, which is $15,000 off the sticker price, AutoNation says. AutoNation Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Pembroke Pines sales associate Rafael Reyes (left) and general manager George Rossi show off the savings of vehicles in their showroom Wednesday.

But sales have been slower in 2019 than in 2018, so deals are “a little better,” he said. Consumers are likely to find special offers on trucks, SUVs and crossover utility vehicles, which combine the smoother platform of a car with the body of an SUV. Consumers are less likely to find incentives on sedans and minivans, he said. “Sedans are selling slowly so you would think there would be a lot of incentives on them. But manufacturers are pulling out [of the sedan market],” he said. Those who want sedans might find more lease deals, he added.

“Minivans had a drop in sales and there are slimmer incentives,” DeLorenzo said. There’s less motivation for manufacturers to offer incentives because “people who want those vehicles really need them,” he said. Experts advise to shop for a vehicle before the holidays so you can do your homework, visit dealerships, and check online sites for available models and prices. Montoya said shop sooner, during the holiday season, than later. “ Later, the discounts might See cars, Page C2

Procrastinators: How you can still win at gift-giving By Courtney Jespersen NerdWallet

Check the calendar. No, this isn’t a dream. It really is December, and Christmas Day is staring you straight in the face. And if you celebrate Hanukkah, it’s coming even sooner. Where did the holiday season go? Well, no time to reminisce now. It’s down to the wire, but there are still methods to save money on your last-minute holiday purchases. Here are four simple ways to do it.

Jingle all the way to the store You’re not the only one still shopping. In fact, Dec. 21 — dubbed Super Saturday because it’s the last Saturday before Christmas — is expected to be the second busiest

shopping day, after Black Friday, according to ShopperTrak data from Sensormatic Solutions. Your first instinct may be to shop online and avoid the crowded mall. But not so fast, says Christopher Newman, associate professor of marketing at the University of Mississippi. “Shoppers can increase the chance that they get the right product at the best price by shopping in store, rather than online, just before Christmas,” Newman said in an email. “This ensures that they aren’t limited to choosing from just the products that could ship in time for the holiday.” Last-minute online shopping may also carry hefty shipping fees. Dec. 14 is the widely accepted cutoff for Christmas ground shipping this year, according to Rob Garf, vice president of Strategy and Insights for Retail & Consumer Goods at Salesforce.

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If you order online after that, you’ll likely have to pay to expedite the shipment.

Or buy online, pickup in store If you’d rather not shop entirely at the store or entirely online, try shopping online and picking up your items at the store. In fact, buying online and retrieving your purchases from the store is a good option for shoppers, Garf says. “It gives (consumers) the confidence that the product is going to be there and it’s going to give them the convenience that they can walk right in and pick it up,” Garf says. He adds that some retailers may even extend an extra coupon or discount to shoppers who elect to buy online and pick up in store. Walmart does this. This option is also good for retailers. Retailers offering buy online, pick up in store

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(also known as click and collect) will drive 28% more revenue share across their industry during the five days before Christmas compared with those that don’t, according to the 2019 Salesforce Holiday Insights and Predictions. Retailers also know shoppers may be tempted to purchase additional items when they show up at the store.

Pounce on limited-time sales The fact that you’ve waited to shop until the final days before Christmas doesn’t surprise retailers. Newman says they know many shoppers delay, so they offer lastminute savings opportunities. Be on the lookout for these types of promotions. They may be announced in See waiting, Page C2


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New hope in battle against advanced breast cancer By Marilynn Marchione Associated Press

SAN ANTONIO — Doctors on Wednesday reported unusually good results from tests of two experimental drugs in women with an aggressive form of breast cancer that had spread widely and resisted many previous treatments. One drug showed particular ability to reach tumors in the brain, which are notoriously tough to treat. The other pairs a sort of homing device for cancer cells with a payload of chemotherapy that’s released when it reaches its target. “It’s a guided missile. It’s able to bring the chemotherapy directly to the cancer cell,” said the study

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advance, such as seven days of deals leading up to Christmas. Or, they may be spur-of-the-moment “flash sales” that happen without notice. “Shoppers usually have to be vigilant and proactive in order to act upon last-minute flash sales,” Newman said. Regularly check your email, social media and retailer websites to locate these if they’re announced. And whatever you do, remember that now’s the time to start springing into action. “Consumers are going to wake up from their Thanksgiving hangover and realize they have a really short time to swoop up the deals and make sure the presents get on the doorsteps and under the tree before Christmas,” Garf says.

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be better but you may not have much to choose from,” he said. And decide whether you’re flexible on the color of your new car, and if not, if you’re willing to pay a bit more, he said. DeLorenzo said consumers are often asked by online car-shopping sites to enter their zip code. While consumers may be hesitant to do so, for privacy reasons, that’s often how to find a regional offer for a car or truck.

Best financing Once you have chosen a specific car or truck model, consider the financing deals being offered. Some loan companies offer 0% financing or cash back. If you can secure your own low financing through a

leader, Dr. Ian Krop of the DanaFarber Cancer Institute in Boston. Results were disclosed at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium and in the New England Journal of Medicine. From 15% to 20% of breast cancers are “HER2-positive” — they have too much of a protein called HER2 on their cell surfaces, driven by an overactive gene that promotes cancer growth. Krop led a study of 253 such women to test the guided missile drug, called T-DXd, given as an infusion every three weeks. These women had tried on average six previous treatments before the experimental drug. Different doses were tested, and 184 women got what turned out to be the best one.

you also want to consider which items are on your gift list. When you have limited time to shop, it’s wise to narrow down your choices. Instead of sticking to your original plan, consider switching to less expensive presents. Certain items are known to be cheaper just before Christmas, such as toys or previous-model electronics that didn’t sell well throughout the season. You can also save money by changing the brands you buy. Consumers can get particularly good deals on a retailer’s own private label, for instance. Think the Kindle and Echo products from Amazon, or the Kirkland Signature line at Costco. “Private-label products are already generally 15%-20% cheaper than their national brand counterparts, but shoppers can save even more around Christmas,” Newman said. “Retailers can offer better deals on their private label brands than on national brands because their profit margins are higher on private labels to begin with.”

credit union or bank, then you can take advantage of the cash back. “The lower the payment, you have to look more closely at the terms. There could be a big upfront payment,” DeLorenzo said. Kelley Blue Book recommends consumers only lease a car when they’re not planning to drive a lot of miles in a year. Offers are often tied to financing through a certain company, and leases may have mileage limitations. The Ram 1500 lease offer is contingent on the buyer’s “above average credit” and must be financed through Chrysler Capital Tier 1, for example. The Honda CRV lease deal cited by AutoNation, for example, has a limitation of 10,000 miles a year. Over that, leasing will cost you 20 cents a mile. Consider taking the cash back on a “low financing or cash back” offer, if you can secure your own low financing through a credit union or bank.

Among those women, 61% saw their tumors shrink at least 30%. In 6% of them, no signs of cancer were seen in at least two followup scans. Although the experimental drug was not tested against others, the response rate is three to four times better than what’s usually seen in this situation, Krop said. The median time until cancer worsened was 16 months, and to see anything hold such serious cancers at bay for more than a year is exciting, he said. Side effects were substantial, though. About 60% of women had low blood counts, nausea, anemia or fatigue, and 15% stopped treatment because of them. Most serious: Twenty-five developed lung

inflammation, and four died of it. This is a rare side effect with other drugs for this type of cancer, but it was much more common with the experimental drug. Doctors can watch patients closely and give anti-inflammatory medicines if it occurs, Krop said. Because these cancers generally prove fatal, the drug “is still beneficial for most patients,” he said. An independent expert, Dr. Jennifer Litton of the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, said it may be possible to give patients preventative anti-inflammatory medicines. It’s worth the risk because the drug’s benefit is so great, she said. The study was sponsored by the drug’s developers, Daiichi Sankyo

Inc. and AstraZeneca, and they are seeking approval for the medicine in the U.S., Japan and Europe. Krop consults for the companies. Dana-Farber’s Dr. Eric Winer helped lead a study of the other experimental medicine — tucatinib, from Seattle Genetics. “It’s a drug that’s particularly able to get into the brain,” he said, and half of the 612 participants had cancer that had spread there. “These patients had nothing” that worked, and they’re often excluded from tests of new drugs because their outlook is so poor, Litton said. All were given usual treatments — Herceptin and the chemo drug Xeloda — plus tucatinib or dummy pills.

Easy-to-make flowers for traditional tsumami kanzashi hair ornaments By Linda Lombardi Associated Press

TOKYO — Tsumami kanzashi are Japanese hair ornaments that were worn by geisha and young daughters of the nobility in a tradition dating back hundreds of years. They’re complex and gorgeous, and the craft is officially recognized by the government. It was a bit of a surprise, then, to discover that the basic technique of making their folded cloth flowers was simple enough to learn while sitting at a sidewalk cafe. On a recent trip to Tokyo, I signed up for a 90-minute workshop on that technique, called tsumami zaiku. Similar, hands-on craft experiences that I’ve done before have always involved going to a studio. In this case, however, instructor Chikako Oshiro met me at a train station and we proceeded to a cafe, where she set the supplies out on the table. Organized neatly in compartmentalized boxes, they all fit into a tote bag. Oshiro showed me some sample flowers and pointed out that there were two kinds. In the ken tsumami type, the petals have a sharp point — “ken” means sword. Maru tsumami petals are rounded — “maru” means round. The latter technique is harder, so we started with ken. I picked out five 4-centimeter squares of two different colors of fabric, and Oshiro demonstrated what to do. First, fold the square in half into a triangle and glue it together at the tip of the triangle. Then fold again and glue again; do it one more time, and you’ve got your first petal. It sounds simple, but required dexterity because the pieces are so small.

Oshiro showed me how to hold the piece of fabric in the middle with a small pair of tweezers and fold it over that, which makes it easier to fold a straight line. Once I had completed 10 petals, the next step was to cover a round piece of cardboard with matching fabric to make a base. Then, the petals are glued on to this base. To make sure they were arranged evenly, Oshiro showed me how to start with two petals opposite one another, looking kind of like rabbit ears. Then the rest of the petals were added next to those two, alternating colors. Finally, I chose a small decorative bead for the center, glued the flower onto a hair clip, and it was done. Next, we tried the roundpetaled maru technique, which was indeed more difficult and harder to explain in words. Starting with two different-color fabric triangles laid slightly offset on top of each other, and then using slightly more complex folding magic, you end up with a rounded petal with one color in the center and another color around the edge. Everyone to whom I showed my flowers said, “Wow, you made that?” But there’s a long distance between my adorable little blossoms and the “wow” of tsumami kanzashi hairpieces made by professional artisans. These are more like wearable works of art, with bunches and cascades of multiple silk flowers. These ornaments are still worn today by women dressed in kimonos for special occasions, or for work such as geisha and traditional performers. But as with many traditional crafts, the number of artisans is dwindling. Currently, there are only two certified

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A Japanese geisha in traditional makeup walks near Sensoji temple Tokyo, Japan, on March 26, 2011. The craft of making traditional tsumami kanzashi hair ornaments has been passed on from master to apprentice for generations, but today crafters and hobbyists have also adopted its basic method of making folded fabric flowers.

masters accredited by the Japanese government living in Tokyo and Chiba prefecture, says Kuniko Kanawa, a professional Edo tsumami kanzashi artisan who lives in Maryland. (The crafting tradition dates back to Japan’s Edo period, from 1603-1868.) Modern artisans are creating new types of accessories using the cloth flowers, such as earrings and brooches. The hairpieces have also had to evolve. The authentic style consists of two parts, one worn on top and one on the side. “They work only for the traditional Japanese hairstyle,” says Kanawa. She makes both this style and newer forms that work for modern women. “That’s how the craft still survives

and is carried to the next generation.” At the same time, the basic technique has been taken up by hobbyists and crafters in Japan and elsewhere. Kanawa says that only those who have been trained by apprenticeship and approved by a certified master are permitted to produce and sell nationally designated traditional crafts, including Edo tsumami kanzashi. Nowadays, however, this prohibition is widely ignored; I stumbled across someone selling them at a craft fair in Tokyo just a few days later. That’s frustrating to those trying to maintain the craft in the traditional way. Having tried it, though, I can also understand the urge to make them again and again.

Bring spring indoors early by forcing bulbs By Lee Reich Associagted Press

Daffodils sitting on a windowsill against a backdrop of white snow make a fragrant and pretty midwinter scene. This picture, with

bulbs “forced” for early bloom, takes planning that should start now. Choose plump, freshlooking bulbs from those now on display at garden centers, hardware stores and supermarkets. Prep the bulbs: Unless you buy pre-planted bulbs in pots, you have the choice of growing bulbs in water, pebbles or soil. For growing in water, use special bulb glasses — pinched in with a neck to support a single bulb with its base in the water — or support the bulb in a drinking glass with three toothpicks stuck around its side. Growing bulbs in pebbles is just like growing them in water except the pebbles support the bulb (and you don’t get entertained watching the roots grow). In a flowerpot, plant bulbs shoulder to shoulder in potting soil with their tops level with the soil surface. Once planted, bulbs are ready for the first of four stages of forcing. Four stages of growth:

The first stage awakens the flower buds buried within the bulbs and allows for some root growth. Cool temperatures — about eight weeks’ worth — are needed to fool the flower buds into feeling that winter is over and it’s time to wake up. Provide those temperatures by plunging the containers into holes outdoors, then mulching with leaves or straw, or by putting containers into an unheated garage or room. No light is needed at this point. Cold can keep bulbs waiting in Stage One until you are ready to move on. The goal in Stage Two is to slowly draw out the stems, and the way to do this is with a little warmth and a little light. The amount of light that peeks through the drainage hole of a flower pot or a paper cone inverted over your bulb container is about right. After a couple of weeks, depending on the temperature, the bulbs are ready for Stage Three. In this third stage, we hasten growth along with

the warmer temperatures and bright light of a sunny windowsill. A daily turn of the plants toward the light prevents lopsided growth. Be careful not to coax growth along so rapidly that the blossoms blast open and fall apart. Ahhh, Step Four: beautiful, fragrant blossoms. We want to drag this step out the longest, so keep the bulbs where the light is bright, but out of direct sun. If the indoor temperature can be maintained on the cool side, and the air humid, these harbingers of spring provide delight for two weeks or more. Flowers all winter: With good planning, you can have new pots full of blooms ready to open and waiting in the wings as old blooms fade. Or you could have mixtures of different bulbs, blooming at different times, filling each pot. Any spring-flowering bulb can be forced indoors, although some are easier than others. Easiest of all are paperwhite daffodils.

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Community Highlights ■■ Tesoro Refinery breaks ground on an expansion ■■ Kenai Native Association’s King George Hotel closes in Wildwood ■■ Kenai National Moose Range headquarters opens off Ski Hill Road in Soldotna ■■ The Glacier Queen resurfaces in Seldovia Bay after sinking in 1978


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the two jims, Part 2 | Clark Fair

Coming home and battling a bully AUTHOR’S NOTE: Last time, we explored the story behind the name of Jim’s Landing, on the Kenai River just outside of Cooper Landing, and we met James (“Big Jim”) O’Brien and James (“Little Jim”) Dunmire, two close friends and mining partners who first arrived on the Kenai Peninsula in 1935.


n June 1935, when Big Jim (a silver miner) and Little Jim (a coal miner) first made their way from Idaho, via Seward, to Cooper Landing, they were determined to go placer mining, and they quickly decided to try their luck up on Surprise Creek. They had heard of the placer work done up there earlier in the century by Stephan Melchior, a German immigrant who had died two years earlier in Seward and whose trail to his Surprise Creek mine began across the Kenai River from a location known locally as Melchior’s Landing. So they ventured up the old miner’s trail and set to work. They would mine in that drainage for more than 30 years. But in their early days in the Cooper Landing area, the Jims also needed a place to live. In that, too, they benefited from the past. In the late 1890s, around the same time that Joseph Cooper — the namesake of Cooper Landing — was organizing the local Lake Mining District, another fortuneseeking gold miner, George Washington Towle, entered the territory. Towle and his sons trekked to Cooper Landing from the gold rush over at Hope and Sunrise, and on Cooper and Stetson creeks they found good prospects and staked several claims. In about 1910, one of Towle’s boys, Tom, enlisted the help of brothers Frank and Ben to build a cabin for himself just below Schooner Bend. He was still living there in 1922, as a pair of hunters discovered when they hiked there seeking shelter and found a note that said, “This cabin is owned by Tom Towle. You are welcome to use it if you leave it in as good condition as you find it. Put out the fires and shut the doors.” But by 1935, Tom Towle was gone and the cabin had been abandoned. A man named Mike Glynn was now the owner, and in a verbal agreement he gave the cabin and adjacent land to the two Jims, who promptly moved in. They spent considerable time up on Surprise Creek and split their winters between Schooner Bend and Seward, running a successful trap line and prospering from a robust fur market. Just before that first winter set in, however, they found themselves with company. Beverly Christensen and her first husband, Joe Sabrowski, had moved to Cooper Landing in August, were desperately short of funds, were staying in a wall tent, and, by December, were badly in need of a warm place to live. The cabin at Schooner Bend, according to Christensen, was built like a duplex, with a hallway separating

Photos courtesy of Mona Painter

Big Jim (left) and Little Jim show off some of the furs from a recent winter’s trapping season, circa late 1950s.

Left, Big Jim works the water pump at his home near Schooner Bend on the Kenai River, circa late 1950s. Right, The Jims and friends. Little Jim (left) and Big Jim flank the others. In the center is Beverly Sabrowski, who, along with her husband, lived with the Jims in the 1930s.

two main rooms. The Jims were occupying only one of the rooms; they offered the other to the Sabrowskis. Generally speaking, things went smoothly after this, until a man named Charlie Hubbard complicated matters. In July 1935, Hubbard had filed several mining claims, including the ETA gold placer claim that included the old Tom Towle cabin and the property on which it sat. In 1937, Hubbard visited the cabin and told the two Jims to move out. “He had a big .45 strapped on him,” Little Jim recalled in a 1969

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.

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

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

interview. “When we didn’t say nothing (at first), he kept getting tougher and tougher. I just kept on until he said all he was going to say. Then I told him, I said, ‘Now, you all through?’ … I stood up, stood right by him. I was in hopes he’d reach for that gun. I suppose I would have killed the bastard right there if he had of. “He knew it, too. … I told him what kind of guy I thought he was, and I told him, ‘Mister, you better just stay away from here and never come near here. You ever break into this place, and I’ll put a twist in your neck, and you will be

watching your back trail the rest of your life.’ … Oh man, I was mad! I couldn’t hardly keep my hands off him, and he knew it. … You betcha he never come near us again.” From that point on, it was generally acknowledged that the old Towle place was the Jims’ home, as long as they continued to live there. Still, Hubbard did eventually get a measure of revenge. In October 1956, he sold his claims, including the ETA, to a man named C.W. Mitchell, who waited until 1969 to make his move. Big Jim had died and Little Jim had moved into

around the peninsula 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 AKC. org and look for CGC Test Items to find out what your dog will need to know. Cost is $25 per dog to take the test. If you would like to pre-register please email kenaiobedience@ Sign up soon!

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

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

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

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

SCC Christmas on Ice Please join the Sterling Community Center for a magical evening on Saturday, Dec. 21 at

town, so he was able to prevent the Jims’ friends, Harold and Bernice Davis, from occupying the home or harvesting from the Jims’ fertile garden plot, despite the fact that the Davises had been sharing the place with the Jims for years. But back in the 1930s, the Jims returned to work. And they worked hard, making their mark on Cooper Landing in the process. AUTHOR’S NOTE: Next time, we will examine the extent of the efforts Big Jim and Little Jim put into their Surprise Creek operation, including some troubles with the feds.

5 p.m.Weather permitting, bring your skates! Even if it’s too warm for ice, show up! With or without the ice, we will still be celebrating the holiday season with Christmas music, games, bonfire, s’mores, a one-dish cook off competition, and much more.

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

North Peninsula Recreation Service Area events ■■ Nikiski Youth Basketball, for first and second grade, coaches needed for Tuesday night games. Season starts Jan. 7. ■■ Youth volleyball, for fourth to sixth grade co-ed teams, registration deadline Dec. 27. Continued on next page

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Peninsula kids rock in robot league On Saturday, Dec. 7, the Moosebots 2.0 returned home from the FIRST Lego League Robotics Anchorage Qualifier with a team trophy. In the competition the students design, build and program a robot using Lego Mindstorms Technology. They use the robot to score points and compete on a tabletop playing field. They identify missions to solve: design, build and program a LEGO robot to complete the missions, and test and refine their program and robot design. The students and their robot have only two and a half minutes to complete as many missions as possible. The students also research a real word problem related to the theme to find solutions. This year’s FIRST Lego League (FLL) theme is City Shaper. In the Innovation Project the team will: identify a problem with a building or public space in their community, design a solution, share their solution with others and then refine it. The Moosebots 2.0 project this season is about creating bat boxes and installing them in Moose Pass and Cooper Landing. First Lego League also emphasizes team work, Gracious

Professionalism and Cooperatition which are part of the program’s core values. The Moose Pass students won a Core Values trophy. Core Values are a cornerstone of the FIRST program and encourage teamwork, friendly competition and having fun. By embracing the Core Values students learn that friendly competition and mutual gain are not separate goals, and that helping one another is the foundation of teamwork. The students who participated in the competition hail from Moose Pass and Cooper Landing and attend Moose Pass School and Seward Middle School. They are: Lillian Blair, Dylan Bond, Emma Hornberger, Olive James, Alyssa Kirchner, and Axel LaRock. The students are coached by Wendy Bryden and Laura Johnson. They will advance to compete at the state competition on Jan. 18, 2020 in Anchorage. The Moose Pass FLL team is supported by grants from the Moose Pass Sportsman’s Club; Jon James Construction LLC, Cooper Landing; and the Seward Community Foundation. The Seward Community Foundation is an affiliate of The Alaska

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

Kenai Senior Center activities The Kenai Senior Center is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday, and are open until 9:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Community meals are served Monday to Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost for lunch is $7 suggested donation for individuals 60 or older, $14 for those under 60. Call 907-283-4156 for more information. ■■ Wii Bowling: Every Thursday in December, 1-2 p.m. ■■ Christmas Choir Practice: Monday, Dec. 16, 30 1-2 p.m. ■■ Carol sing with Donna: Donna will play Christmas carols to sing along to Fridays in December, 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. ■■ No-host to Paradisos and Christmas light tour: Monday, Dec. 16, 5 p.m. $5 ride fee. ■■ Birthday lunch: Wednesday, Dec. 18, 11:30 a.m. $7 suggested donation or free if your birthday is in December and you are more than 60 years old. ■■ KSC Christmas Party: Friday, Dec. 20, 11:30-12:30 p.m. ■■ Jim & Elena, lunchtime entertainment: Monday, Dec. 23, 11:30 a.m. ■■ Breakfast with Santa: Monday, Dec. 23, 8-10 a.m. Pancakes, juice and coffee. Donations accepted. Parents and children are welcome. ■■ Closed Wednesday, Dec. 25 for Christmas ■■ Kenai Senior Connection Board Meeting: Friday, Dec. 27, 9:30 a.m. ■■ New Year’s Brunch & Talent Show: Tuesday, Dec. 31, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ■■ Close Wednesday, Jan. 1 for New Year’s Day Christmas choir practice, every Monday through Christmas

Nikiski Senior Center Lunch is everyday from 11:30-1 p.m. Members $8, nonmembers $9, kids 6-10 year $4, kids 5 and under are free. Yoga is offered from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays, and pilates is offered on 10 to 11 a.m. on Mondays. The Nikiski Coloring and Craft Club meets to color over coffee and conversations after

Moosebots 2.0 competing at the FIRST Lego League Anchorage Qualifier at Begich Middle School. Left to Right: Dylan Bond, Olive James, Alyssa Kirchner, Axel LaRock, Lillian Blair, Emma Hornberger.

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lunch on Wednesdays. Thursdays: Pinochle, 12-30-3:30 p.m.; Bible study, 1-3 p.m. Game night potluck will be hosted weekly, in the downstairs area of the center. Participants are encouraged to bring their favorite dish to share. 5:30 p.m., every Friday, Nikiski Senior Center. Games of Cribbage will be help upstairs weekly. 1 p.m., every Saturday.

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

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

Kenai Community Library December ■■ American Girl Club: Monday, Dec. 16 at 4 p.m. Join us at the Kenai Community Library for our monthly American Girl Club! We will be coloring and folding gift boxes for your doll! Bring your doll (doesn’t have to be an American Girl) or use one of ours! Meets at the same time and place as Lego Club. The dollhouse will be out for everyone to play with! ■■ Holiday Trivia for the Family: Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 4 p.m. Are the names Bumble, Griswald, and Frosty familiar to you? Then you may have what it takes to win this FAMILY TRIVIA night. Wear an ugly sweater and receive a bonus point! We will also be constructing gingerbread houses while we play! Sign up today! ■■ Christmas Jam Workshop: Thursday, Dec. 19 at 5:30 p.m. Come to this interactive workshop and learn how to make a delicious Raspberry and Blackcurrant Christmas Jam! All participants will go home with their own jar of jam that we make during the class. Class size is limited to 12 people. Sign up at the front desk or call Ryanna at 283-8208! ■■ Make Your Own Ugly Sweater!: Friday, December 20 at 4 p.m. Come to the library and help us celebrate National Ugly Sweater Day! Bring your own sweater or sweatshirt and we provide the supplies. Bring the whole family and let everyone decorate! Just remember to bring your own sweater or sweatshirt and children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. ■■ Christmas Melty Bead Ornament: Saturday, Dec. 21 at 1 p.m. A family craft that’s sure to please! Ornaments with melty Perler Beads! Fun for the whole family, come in and make an ornament that you can hang on your tree. Patterns available or design your own! All materials provided. ■■ Mrs. Claus Story Time: Monday, Dec. 23 at 10:30 a.m. Join us for a Holly, Jolly Santa Themed Story Time with Mrs. Claus! Enjoy songs, games, and an arts and craft project. Also, get your photo taken with Mrs. Claus! No registration required. ■■ Winter Fun Scavenger Hunt: Thursday, Dec. 26 to Monday, Dec. 30 during Library Hours. Come in any time Thursday- Monday for a fun scavenger hunt the whole family

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can enjoy. Follow the clues hidden throughout the library. Complete the puzzle and win a fun prize. No registration necessary. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. ■■ Vision Boards: Thursday, Jan. 2 at 4 p.m. Start the year off right with this fun goal setting program designed for teens and adults! Take a moment and plan for 2020! Limited space available so sign up today. For more information please contact Elizabeth at 283-4378 or visit us on Facebook. ■■ Raspberry Pi Club: Friday, Jan. 3 at 4 p.m. Come join us at the library to create games and inventions, learn how to program, make music with Sonic Pi, meet new friends, and more! Whether you want to hone your skills or are learning about Pi for the first time, the Raspberry Pi club is the perfect place for you! If you plan to attend, please sign up at the front desk today! Ongoing events: ■■ Lego Maker Mondays, Mondays from 4-5 p.m.: Do you like LEGOs? Why not join us each week to create with LEGO based on themes inspired by children’s books! Best for children ages 6-12; children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. ■■ Wee Read Story Time, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.: Designed for children ages 0-3. Every Tuesday enjoy a program full of stories, songs, finger play and more! No registration required. ■■ Chess Club, Tuesdays at 4 p.m.: Get ready to ROOK the HOUSE every Tuesday! Do you like playing Chess or would you like to learn how? The Kenai Community Library is proud to offer a casual program for chess players of all ages and skill levels. Chess boards will be provided. ■■ Preschool Story Time, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.: Designed for children ages 3-5. Every Wednesday enjoy a program full of stories, songs, movement and more! No registration required.

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Come share stories, songs, and other learning fun! ■■ Teen Lounge: Every Wednesday at 4 p.m. Teen Lounge is a weekly program for middle-school and high school students. Join us for PS4, board games, Nerf battles, study sessions, crafts, and other fun! Snacks provided.

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■■ Kids Holiday Movie: Thursday, Dec. 19 at 4 p.m. The Grinch attempts to undermine the annual Christmas celebration at Whoville with the help of his loyal dog and reindeer. Rated PG. ■■ Noon Year’s Eve Story Time: Tuesday, Dec. 31 at 11:15 a.m. Come ring in the new year at our 4th Annual Noon-Years Eve Story Time! We will have stories, crafts, a balloon drop, and more: all before we count down to noon! ■■ Winter BINGO: Dec. 21-Feb. 29: Don’t hibernate this winter! Pick up your BINGO sheet at the library and join us for fun activities and reading challenges. Stay tuned for more details. ■■ Cards, Cookies, and Cocoa: Friday, Dec. 20 at 3:30 p.m. Come on in out of the c-ccold! Make winter cards, decorate cookies, and drink cocoa. No caroling required. ■■ Winter BINGO: Dec. 21-Feb. 29: Don’t hibernate this winter! Pick up your BINGO sheet at the library and join us for fun activities and reading challenges. Stay tuned for more details. Ongoing events ■■ Code Club Mondays at 4 p.m. Interested in learning Scratch, Python, Java, HTML, or more? Join Code Club and learn to build websites, games, and basic apps. Absolute beginner-friendly! Laptops provided. Ages 10-18 welcome. Canceled Dec. 23, 30, and Jan.ry 6. ■■ Toddler Story Time (18 months-3 years): Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Get up and get moving at the library with stories, songs, and silly fun that encourages your toddler’s language skills! ■■ LEGO® Brick Club Tuesdays at 4 p.m.: Tell your stories and build your world with Lego® bricks. Bring a friend with you and let your imagination go wild. Adult supervision needed for those under the age of 10. ■■ Bouncing Babies Story Time (birth-18 months): Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Come share songs, stories, and snuggle time with Bouncing Babies. ■■ Preschool Story Time (3-5 years):

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

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

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

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

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

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LEGALS NOTICE OF UPCOMING ELECTION AND REQUEST FOR MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council, a Congressionally-mandated citizens’ council for oversight of oil industry operations and safe marine transportation in Cook Inlet, represents regional stakeholder groups through its Board of Directors. Among those groups are Alaska Native, Environmental, Recreation, Tourism, and Commercial Fishing. We are accepting applications from organizations active in the vicinity of Cook Inlet and Kodiak area that are currently not members at this time. The Board positions for Alaska Native and Environmental organizations become available in April 2020; only certified members may participate in this election. For details and an application, contact Jerry Rombach at 907-283-7222. While applications are accepted at any time, the deadline for receipt of applications is January 6, 2020 in order to participate in the upcoming election. Pub: December 15, 2019


LEGALS NOTICE -- The U.S. Navy Invites You to Participate in the Public Involvement Process for the Civilian Port Defense Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment.


The U.S. Navy has prepared a Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) to analyze the potential impacts associated with conducting port defense mine warfare training activities over an approximate twoweek period in one or more of nine possible locations.

REQUEST FOR BIDS TRAFFIC CONTROL SERVICES SOUTH DISTRICT Homer Electric Association, Inc. (HEA) is seeking bids from qualified contractors to provide traffic control services in the South District of HEA’s service area located south of Kinglsey Road in Ninilchik, Alaska. Services shall commence in January 2020 and will run through April 30, 2021. HEA is not responsible for any costs incurred by contractors while developing a bid. To qualify, bidders must, at a minimum, be licensed in the State of Alaska as a General Contractor, have prior experience providing similar services, and provide proof of the following minimum insurance coverages: - General (Public) Liability Insurance $2,000,000 - Auto Liability Insurance - $1,000,000 - Workers’ Compensation with Employer’s Liability coverage of not less than $500,000 To obtain an RFP package contact Brad Zubeck at (907) 335-6204 or by email: Deadline for receipt of Proposals is 3:00 p.m. AKST, Dec. 20, 2019.

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“The Sound of Music” (1965, Children’s) Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker. A governess weds an Aus- The American Access Hollywood (N) ‘PG’ trian widower with seven children. Athlete ‘PG’

50PlusPrime Xtreme Off Engine Power Truck Tech Detroit Mus“Marion Ross” Road ‘PG’ ‘PG’ ‘PG’ cle ‘PG’ ‘G’ Modern Fam- Frontiers ‘G’ CBS Week- 60 Minutes (N) ily ‘PG’ end News Paid Program Ocean Mys- FOX News Sunday With Entertainment Tonight (N) ‘G’ teries With Chris Wallace (N) Jeff Corwin (:15) NFL Football Buffalo Bills at Pittsburgh Steelers. (N) (Live) Nature “Raising the Dinosaur Aurora - Fire in the Sky Giant” Largest dinosaur ever Origins and meaning of the discovered. ‘G’ aurora. ‘G’

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PBS NewsHour Weekend

Alaska Insight

Madam Secretary “Invasive Chicago P.D. A man holds a Species” Family secrets are team member hostage. ‘14’ uncovered. ‘14’ The 42nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors Entertainers receive recognition. (N) ‘PG’ The SimpBless the Bob’s Burg- Family Guy sons (N) ‘PG’ Harts (N) ‘14’ ers (N) ‘14’ (N) ‘14’ Graham Bensinger

Murdoch Mysteries “The Missing” A man claims to be an heir. ‘PG’ NCIS: Los Angeles “Till Death Do Us Part” ‘14’ TMZ (N) ‘PG’

Leverage “The Fairy Godpar- Dateline NBC ents Job” A clinic is forced to close. ‘PG’ Victoria on Masterpiece “Uneasy Lies the Victoria on Masterpiece “London Bridge Is Head That Wears the Crown” Revolution Falling Down” Victoria must decide whether sweeps across Europe. ‘PG’ to fight. ‘PG’

Forensic Files ‘PG’

Forensic Files ‘PG’

Outdoorsman/Buck McNeely Paid Program ‘G’

Soldotna Church of God KTVA Night- Castle Castle’s car is engulfed Major Crimes cast in flames. ‘PG’ ‘14’ The Big Bang The Big Bang Funny You Funny You Theory ‘14’ Theory ‘PG’ Should Ask Should Ask ‘PG’ ‘PG’ Channel 2 Graham NCIS: New Orleans “VinNews: Late Bensinger dicta” A lethal group of former Edition agents. ‘14’ Downton Abbey on Master- (:09) Downton Abbey on piece Labour wins general Masterpiece Robert faces a election of 1924. ‘PG’ difficult decision. ‘PG’


Last Man Last Man Last Man Last Man Last Man Last Man Married ... Married ... Married ... Married ... Married ... Married ... Person of Interest “Control- Person of Interest “M.I.A.” (8) WGN-A 239 307 Standing Standing Standing Standing Standing Standing With With With With With With Alt-Delete” ‘14’ ‘14’ (3:00) Josie Maran Argan Oil Must-Have Gifts (N) (Live) ‘G’ Rachel Hollis Ltd (N) (Live) Shoe Shopping With Jane The Original MUK LUKS Rachel Hollis Ltd ‘G’ (20) QVC 137 317 Cosmetics (N) ‘G’ ‘G’ (N) (Live) ‘G’ Winter Accessories ‘G’ (3:00) “Christmas Stars” “A Christmas Winter Song” (2019, Drama) Ashanti, Stan “Rediscovering Christmas” (2019) Jessica Lowndes. A (:03) “Matchmaker Christmas” (2019, Romance) Corey (:01) “Rediscovering talented designer helps her sister with the decor for the Snow- Sevier, Emily Rose, Melanie Nelson. A woman volunteers to Christmas” (2019) Jessica (23) LIFE 108 252 (2019, Drama) Erica Durance, Shaw, Sashani Nichole. Clio forms a special musical bond JT Hodges. with a former jazz singer. flake Festival Christmas Eve dance. ‘G’ help her boss, Amanda, find a date. ‘PG’ Lowndes. ‘G’ Law & Order: Special VicLaw & Order: Special VicLaw & Order: Special VicLaw & Order: Special VicLaw & Order: Special VicMr. Robot Elliot goes to the (:03) Treadstone “The Seoul (:03) The Purge “Hail Mary” (28) USA 105 242 tims Unit ‘14’ tims Unit “Dare” ‘14’ tims Unit ‘14’ tims Unit ‘14’ tims Unit ‘14’ power plant. (N) ‘MA’ Asylum” ‘MA’ ‘MA’ (3:00) “The Dark Knight” (2008, Action) Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron “The Dark Knight Rises” (2012, Action) Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy. Batman faces a “The Dark Knight” (2008, Action) Christian Bale, Heath LedEckhart. Batman battles a vicious criminal known as the Joker. masked villain named Bane. ger, Aaron Eckhart. Batman battles a vicious criminal known (30) TBS 139 247 as the Joker. (3:13) “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back” (1980, Sci“Star Wars: Return of the Jedi” (1983, Science Fiction) Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (2015, Science Fiction) Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Car (31) TNT 138 245 ence Fiction) Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford. Fisher. Luke and his allies have a confrontation with Darth Vader. rie Fisher. Han Solo and his allies face a new threat from Kylo Ren. SportsCenter Bowl Mania (N) (Live) 2019 World Series of Poker SportsCenter (N) (Live) SportsCenter With Scott Van SportsCenter (N) (Live) SportsCenter (34) ESPN 140 206 (N) (Taped) Pelt (N) (Live) 2019 Ideal Electricians Na- World Axe Throwing League (N) Bowl Mania (N) Woj & Lowe UFC 245: Usman vs. Covington - Prelims World Axe Throwing League (35) ESPN2 144 209 tional Championship Pro Footvolley Tour Pro Footvolley Tour Tennis Invesco Series: RPIA Championship. From Toronto. World Poker Tour Bellagio World Poker Tour Bellagio Poker Night Heartland Poker Tour From College (36) ROOT 426 687 High Roller - Part 3. High Roller - Part 4. in America Oct. 16, 2017. Hockey (:05) “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” (2010, Romance) Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, (:05) “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1” (2011, Romance) Kristen “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2” (2012) Kristen Stewart. The (38) PARMT 241 241 Taylor Lautner. Bella must choose between Edward and Jacob. Stewart, Robert Pattinson. Bella and Edward marry. Cullens gather other vampire clans to protect Renesmee. (3:00) “Mrs. Doubtfire” (1993) Robin Williams. An estranged “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” (1989, Comedy) (:15) “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” (1989) Chevy Chase. A “Mrs. Doubtfire” (1993, Children’s) Robin (43) AMC 131 254 dad poses as a nanny to be with his children. Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo. traditional Griswold yuletide backfires in comic fashion. Williams, Sally Field. We Bare We Bare American Bob’s Burg- Family Guy Family Guy Rick and Rick and MommaRobot Joe Pera Family Guy Family Guy Rick and Rick and Momma (46) TOON 176 296 Bears ‘Y7’ Bears ‘Y7’ Dad ‘14’ ers ‘PG’ ‘14’ ‘14’ Morty ‘14’ Morty ‘14’ Sheriff Chicken Talks w/You ‘14’ ‘14’ Morty ‘14’ Morty ‘14’ Sheriff Lone Star Law “Danger at Lone Star Law “Wildcat Ga- Lone Star Law “In Hot Wa- Lone Star Law: Bigger and Lone Star Law: Bigger and Lone Star Law “Calm After Lone Star Law “Submerged” Lone Star Law: Bigger and (47) ANPL 184 282 Dawn” ‘14’ rage” ‘14’ ter” ‘14’ Better (N) ‘14’ Better (N) ‘14’ the Storm” ‘14’ ‘14’ Better ‘14’ Jessie ‘G’ Jessie ‘G’ Big City Big City Big City “Smurfs: The Lost Village” (2017) Voices of Gabby Duran Star Wars Big City Raven’s Just Roll With Jessie ‘G’ Jessie ‘G’ (49) DISN 173 291 Greens ‘Y7’ Greens ‘Y7’ Greens ‘Y7’ Demi Lovato, Rainn Wilson. Resistance Greens ‘Y7’ Home ‘G’ It ‘Y7’ SpongeBob SpongeBob “Paddington” (2014, Children’s) Hugh Bonneville, Sally “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs” (2009, Children’s) Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ (50) NICK 171 300 Hawkins, Julie Walters. Voices of Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan. (:05) “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000) Jim Carrey. A (:45) “The Santa Clause” (1994, Children’s) Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold, (8:50) “The Santa Clause 2” (2002, Children’s) Tim Allen. “The Santa Clause 3: The (51) FREE 180 311 curmudgeon hates the Christmas-loving Whos of Whoville. Wendy Crewson. An adman takes over for fallen Santa. Santa must get married in order to keep his job. Escape Clause” (2006) 90 Day Fiancé “Premature Departure” Syngin prepares to be 90 Day Fiancé ‘14’ 90 Day Fiancé “You Don’t Forget Your Past - Part 1” Anna’s Unpolished “All Shook Up” 90 Day Fiancé “Pillow Talk: 90 Day Fiancé ‘14’ (55) TLC 183 280 apart from Tania. ‘14’ friends have concerns. (N) ‘14’ (N) ‘14’ Episode 7” (N) ‘PG’ Moonshiners “Enemy at the Alaska: The Last Frontier Alaska: The Last Frontier Alaska: The Last Frontier “Tangled in the Tide” Eivin and (:02) Building Off the Grid (:02) Building Off the Grid Alaska: The Last Frontier (56) DISC 182 278 Gates” (N) ‘14’ “Tangled in the Tide” ‘14’ Exposed (N) ‘14’ Atz Sr. get tangled in a line. (N) ‘14’ “Dakota A-Frame” (N) ‘G’ “Bamboo House” ‘G’ “Tangled in the Tide” ‘14’ Monsters and Mysteries in Paranormal Caught on Cam- Paranormal Caught on Cam- Loch Ness Monster: Beneath the Waves Unraveling the Expedition Bigfoot “Did You Lost Secrets “Civil War Loch Ness Monster: Be (57) TRAV 196 277 America ‘PG’ era ‘PG’ era ‘PG’ mystery of the monster. (N) ‘PG’ Hear That?” (N) ‘PG’ Spies” (N) ‘14’ neath the Waves ‘PG’ American Pickers “Catch-32” American Pickers “The Jer- American Pickers “Cowzilla American Pickers “Texas (:02) American Pickers ‘PG’ (:05) American Pickers (:05) American Pickers ‘PG’ (:03) American Pickers (58) HIST 120 269 ‘PG’ sey Jaguar” ‘PG’ in Colorado” ‘PG’ Pick’em” ‘PG’ “Jolene, Jolene” ‘PG’ “Texas Pick’em” ‘PG’ “Hacksaw Ridge” (2016, War) Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey. Medic Des- “American Sniper” (2014, War) Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Jake McDorman. Navy (:04) “Salt” (2010, Action) Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, SEAL Chris Kyle logs an incredible number of kills. Chiwetel Ejiofor. Accused of being a counterspy, a CIA agent (59) A&E 118 265 mond Doss becomes a hero during World War II. goes on the run. White House Christmas Property Brothers: Forever Property Brothers: Forever Beachfront Beachfront Jungle Life Jungle Life Hawaii Hunt- Hawaii Hunt- Hunters Int’l House Hunt- Jungle Life Jungle Life (60) HGTV 112 229 2019 (N) ‘G’ Home ‘G’ Home ‘G’ Bargain Bargain (N) ‘G’ (N) ‘G’ ers ‘G’ ers ‘G’ ers ‘G’ ‘G’ ‘G’ Chopped Junior “Holiday The Great Food Truck Christmas Cookie ChalGood Eats Good Eats Holiday Wars “Santa’s New Holiday Gingerbread Show- Holiday Baking Champion- Holiday Wars “Santa’s New (61) FOOD 110 231 Hoopla” ‘G’ Race ‘G’ lenge ‘G’ (N) ‘G’ (N) ‘G’ Gig” (N) ‘G’ down (N) ‘G’ ship ‘G’ Gig” ‘G’ Shark Tank A fish dip; a hair Five Day Biz Fix “Bar in a Five Day Biz Fix ‘PG’ The Profit “Macaron Queen” The Profit “Hatbox; Ramp” The Profit Marcus tries to re- Oxygen Retirement Cash Pad ‘PG’ (65) CNBC 208 355 cutting template. ‘PG’ Bookstore” ‘PG’ ‘PG’ ‘PG’ solve a family feud. ‘PG’ Therapy Income Life, Liberty & Levin (N) The Next Revolution With Watters’ World Life, Liberty & Levin The Next Revolution With Watters’ World FOX News Sunday With MediaBuzz (67) FNC 205 360 Steve Hilton (N) Steve Hilton Chris Wallace (N) (:10) The Of- (:45) The Of- (:15) “Wedding Crashers” (2005, Comedy) Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Christopher “21 Jump Street” (2012, Comedy) Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Brie Larson. (:40) “Tammy” (2014, Comedy) Melissa Mc (81) COM 107 249 fice ‘PG’ fice ‘14’ Walken. Partygoers spend a wild weekend with a politician’s family. Young cops go under cover as high-school students. Carthy, Susan Sarandon. (3:30) “Saban’s Power Rangers” (2017, Action) Dacre Mont- “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” (2012, Children’s) “R.I.P.D.” (2013, Action) Jeff Bridges, Ryan Reynolds. A slain Futurama ‘14’ Futurama ‘14’ Futurama ‘14’ Futurama ‘14’ (82) SYFY 122 244 gomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler. Dwayne Johnson, Michael Caine. cop joins a team of spirit lawmen.


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(:45) His Dark Materials “The Daemon-Cag- (5:50) “Hellboy” (2019, Action) David Harbour, Milla Jovov- Watchmen “See How They (:10) Watchmen “See How They Fly” Every- (:20) “Long Shot” (2019) Seth Rogen. A es” Lyra finds what she is looking for. ‘14’ ich, Ian McShane. Legendary half-demon Hellboy battles a Fly” Everything ends for real thing ends for real this time. ‘MA’ presidential candidate hires a speechwriter vengeful sorceress. ‘R’ this time. (N) ‘MA’ from her past. ‘R’ (:42) Watchmen The journey (:43) Watchmen Agent Blake (:42) Watchmen Angela’s past (:45) “Chocolat” (2000, Drama) Juliette Binoche, Johnny Depp, Lena Olin. A (9:50) “Blindspotting” (2018) Daveed Diggs. “Red Sparof Angela’s grandfather. ‘MA’ chases down a lead. ‘MA’ in Vietnam is revealed. ‘MA’ single mother opens a chocolate shop in a French village. ‘PG-13’ A police shooting tests the bond between two row” (2018) best friends. ‘R’ ‘R’ (2:55) “The (:35) “Casino Royale” (2006, Action) Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Mads Mik“Déjà Vu” (2006, Suspense) Denzel Washington, Val Kilmer, (:10) “The Marine” (2006, Action) John (:45) “The Operative” (2019, Suspense) kelsen. James Bond plays poker with a man who finances terrorists. ‘PG-13’ Jim Caviezel. A time-folding federal agent falls in love with a Cena, Robert Patrick. Thugs kidnap the wife Diane Kruger. Mossad recruits a woman to + MAX 311 516 Mustang” (2019) future murder victim. ‘PG-13’ of a soldier. ‘PG-13’ become an agent. ‘NR’ (3:30) Shame- Work in Prog- The L Word: Generation Q Ray Donovan “Hispes” Ray Ray Donovan Ray and Shameless “Adios Gringos” The L Word: Generation Q Work in Prog- The L Word: Generation Q Shameless ress ‘MA’ Connecting with Bette, Shane finishes a deal for the Mayor. Terry travel to Coney Island. Frank and Liam get wined and Bette prepares for an impor- ress (N) ‘MA’ Bette prepares for an impor- “Adios Grin 5 SHOW 319 546 less ‘MA’ and Alice. ‘MA’ ‘MA’ (N) ‘MA’ dined. (N) ‘MA’ tant talk. (N) ‘MA’ tant talk. ‘MA’ gos” ‘MA’ (3:00) “Goin’ South” (1978, (4:50) “Unforgiven” (1992, Western) Clint Eastwood, Gene “The Fast and the Furious” (2001, Action) Vin Diesel, Paul “2 Fast 2 Furious” (2003, Action) Paul Walker, Tyrese, Eva “Eddie Murphy Raw” (1987, 8 TMC 329 554 Western) Jack Nicholson. ‘PG’ Hackman. Clint Eastwood’s Oscar-winning portrait of an aged Walker, Michelle Rodriguez. An undercover cop infiltrates the Mendes. Two friends and a U.S. customs agent try to nail a Comedy) Eddie Murphy. ‘R’ gunman. ‘R’ world of street racing. ‘PG-13’ criminal. ‘PG-13’

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118 265

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Mike & Molly Last Man Last Man Law & Order: Special VicLaw & Order: Special Vic‘14’ Standing ‘PG’ Standing ‘PG’ tims Unit The detectives track tims Unit A girl falls into a a rapist. ‘14’ coma from abuse. ‘14’ CBS Evening KTVA 11 News at 6 The NeighBob Hearts All Rise A bias complaint is Bull Bull takes a difficult murNews borhood (N) Abishola (N) made against Lola. ‘PG’ der case. (N) ‘14’ Funny You The Big Bang The Big Bang Nick Cannon’s Hit Viral Vid- Prodigal Son Malcolm’s child- Fox 4 News at 9 (N) Should Ask Theory ‘PG’ Theory ‘14’ eos -- Holidays 2019 (N) hood memories surface. ‘14’ ‘PG’ NBC Nightly Channel 2 Newshour (N) The Voice “Live Finale, Part 1” The final four artists perform (:01) Holidays With the News With live. (N Same-day Tape) ‘PG’ Houghs (N) Lester Holt Nightly Busi- PBS NewsHour (N) Antiques Roadshow An Christmas With the Taberna- Finding Your Roots With ness Report Andy Warhol portrait by Jamie cle Choir Featuring Kristin Henry Louis Gates, Jr. ‘PG’ ‘G’ Wyeth. ‘G’ Chenoweth (N) ‘G’

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2 Broke Girls How I Met Pawn Stars ‘14’ Your Mother “License to ‘14’ Pawn” ‘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 Independent Lens “Attla” Amanpour and Company (N) Dogsled champion George Attla. (N) ‘PG’


M*A*S*H ‘PG’ M*A*S*H ‘PG’ M*A*S*H ‘PG’ M*A*S*H ‘PG’ M*A*S*H ‘PG’ M*A*S*H ‘PG’ M*A*S*H ‘PG’ M*A*S*H ‘PG’ Married ... Married ... Married ... Married ... How I Met How I Met Elementary A dead body is With With With With Your Mother Your Mother found in a barrel. ‘14’ (3:00) Fashion’s Night In Stylists and presenters put looks together and help you refine and perfect your own style. (N) Beauty Gifts “All Easy Pay Offers” (N) (Live) ‘G’ Joan Rivers Classics Collec- Beauty Gifts “All Easy Pay (Live) tion (N) (Live) ‘G’ Offers” ‘G’ (3:00) “The Road Home for “Grounded for Christmas” (2019, Drama) Julianna Guill, “You Light Up My Christmas” (2019, Romance) Kim Fields, (:03) “Random Acts of Christmas” (2019, Romance) Erin (:01) “You Light Up My Christmas” (2019) Marla Corey Sevier, Cheryl Ladd. A winter storm hits Cleveland and Adrian Holmes, Christina Sicoli. Emma returns to her home- Cahill, Kevin McGarry, Jaclyn Smith. A journalist meets a man Christmas” (2019, Romance) Sokoloff. ‘PG’ grounds flights. ‘PG’ town for Christmas. ‘PG’ who captures her heart. Kim Fields. ‘PG’ Chicago P.D. “Grasping for Modern Fam- Modern Fam- Modern Fam- Modern Fam- WWE Monday Night RAW (N Same-day Tape) ‘PG’ (:02) Modern (:31) Modern (:01) Modern (:31) Modern Salvation” ‘14’ ily ‘PG’ ily ‘PG’ ily ‘PG’ ily ‘PG’ Family ‘PG’ Family ‘PG’ Family ‘PG’ Family ‘PG’ Bob’s Burg- Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy American American Conan (N) ‘14’ Brooklyn Brooklyn Conan ‘14’ ers ‘PG’ ‘14’ “Guy Robot” ‘14’ ‘14’ “Peter’s Sister” ‘14’ ‘14’ ‘14’ ‘14’ Dad ‘14’ Dad ‘14’ Nine-Nine ‘14’ Nine-Nine ‘14’ ‘14’ ‘14’ (3:00) “Hitch” (2005) Will “Monster-in-Law” (2005) Jennifer Lopez, Jane Fonda. A “Beauty and the Beast” (2017, Children’s) Emma Watson, Dan Stevens. A “Hitch” (2005, Romance-Comedy) Will Smith, Eva Mendes, Kevin James. A Smith, Eva Mendes. shrewish woman clashes with her son’s fiancee. young woman discovers the kind heart and soul of a beast. smooth-talker helps a shy accountant woo an heiress. NFL Football Indianapolis Colts at New Orleans Saints. (N) (Live) (:15) SportsCenter With Scott Van Pelt NFL Rewind SportsCenter With Scott NFL Rewind SportsCenter (N) (Live) Van Pelt (N) College Basketball UFC 243: Whittaker vs. Adesanya From Oct. 6, 2019. (N) Coll. Football SportsCenter With Scott Van CFB 150: Now or Never SportsCenter With Scott Football Is US Live Pelt (N) (Live) Greatest (N) Van Pelt Bundesliga Soccer Mainz 05 Bundesliga Soccer VfL Wolfsburg vs Borussia Mönchengla- WCC AllMark Few Seahawks Fight Sports MMA (N) Fight Sports: World Champi- The Immor- The Rich Eisen Show ‘PG’ vs Borussia Dortmund. dbach. (Taped) Access Show (N) Press Pass onship Kickboxing tals (N) Two and a Two and a Two and a Two and a Two and a Two and a Cops ‘14’ Cops ‘14’ Cops ‘14’ Cops ‘14’ Cops “Bad Cops ‘14’ Cops ‘14’ Cops ‘14’ Cops ‘14’ Cops ‘14’ Half Men Half Men Half Men Half Men Half Men Half Men Eggs” ‘14’ (2:00) “Last “Fred Claus” (2007, Comedy) Vince Vaughn, Paul Giamatti. Santa’s ne’er- “Elf” (2003, Children’s) Will Ferrell, James Caan. A man (:05) “Love the Coopers” (2015, Comedy-Drama) Alan Arkin, John Good- (:35) “Fred Holiday” do-well brother puts Christmas in jeopardy. leaves Santa’s workshop to search for his family. man. Family members gather for a Christmas Eve celebration. 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release dates: Dec. 14-20, 2019

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Next Week: Celebrate Kwanzaa!

Founded by Betty Debnam

Everybody Loves Cookies!

Mini Baking Hints

Mini Fact:

• Wash your hands with soap before beginning. • Wear an apron or an old shirt to protect your clothes. • Take refrigerated ingredients, such as butter or cream cheese, out of the fridge before you begin. This will give them time to soften. • Read through the recipe first. Gather all the ingredients and supplies you’ll need. • Follow the instructions in the recipe carefully. In baking, it does matter how the ingredients are mixed together. • Check cookies before the baking time is up. Some ovens are hotter than others.

If you clean up spills, dirty dishes and trash as you go along, the final cleanup will be much easier.

photo by Gregor Smith

Issue 50, 2019

photo by Jeff Sandquist

Here at The Mini Page, we’ve been combing through our recipe box for holiday cookie recipes and baking tips to share with you. Your sweet treats will not only be delicious, but they’ll also make great gifts that you can have fun creating. Cut out these classic recipes and save them to make every year!

Reindeer Cookies You’ll need: • 1 (16.5-ounce) tube refrigerated sugar cookie dough • 32 tiny twisted pretzels • 16 red cinnamon candies or redcoated chocolate candies What to do: 1. Cut sugar cookie dough into 16 half-inch slices. 2. Bake as directed. 3. During the last 5 minutes of cooking, remove cookie sheet and gently press pretzel twists at the top of each cookie slice to create reindeer antlers. Place red candy in the center for the nose. 4. Finish baking for 5 minutes. Makes 16 cookies.

Orange Muffin Cookies You’ll need: • 2/3 cup butter • 1 cup sugar • 4 tablespoons brown sugar • 2 eggs • 3 cups all-purpose flour • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt • 2 teaspoons baking powder • 1 teaspoon nutmeg • juice of 1 medium orange • grated peel of 1 orange

Sending your treats?

Cookies will arrive in good shape if you: • let them cool completely before packing. • include a slice of bread or apple to help them stay moist. • use waxed paper to wrap the cookies. Wrap each kind separately. • use bubble wrap or plastic peanuts to protect your gift. • send the package while the cookies are still fresh.

Tasty Shortbread Squares You’ll need: • 1 cup butter, softened • 1 cup sugar • 2 cups flour

What to do: 1. Cream together butter and sugars in a medium bowl. Beat in eggs. 2. In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt, baking powder and nutmeg. Add to creamed mixture and mix well. 3. Stir in orange juice and peel, mixing well. Chill for at least 1 hour. 4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 5. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place on an ungreased baking sheet. Press balls with a fork until slightly flattened. 6. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Makes 2 dozen.

What to do: 1. Mix butter and sugar in large bowl until smooth and creamy. 2. Add flour and mix well. 3. Press mixture in the bottom of a rectangular glass baking dish. 4. Bake in pre-heated 350-degree oven for 30 to 35 minutes. Makes 20 to 24 squares.

Resources On the Web:


At the library:

• “A World of Cookies for Santa: Follow Santa’s Tasty Trip Around the World” by M.E. Furman

TIP: Present your cookies on a festive plate to make your gift more appealing. Or wrap them in colored cellophane and tie with a ribbon. The Mini Page® © 2019 Andrews McMeel Syndication

Try ’n’ Find

Mini Jokes

Words that remind us of baking cookies are hidden in this puzzle. Some words are hidden backward or diagonally, and some letters are used twice. See if you can find: BAKING, BUTTER, CELLOPHANE, COOKIE, FESTIVE, FLOUR, GIFTS, HOLIDAY, INGREDIENTS, MOIST, RECIPE, RIBBON, SALT, SUGAR, SWEET, TIME, TIPS, TREATS, WRAP.















Carmen: When does Santa finish delivering toys to all the children? Carlos: Just in the St. Nick of time!


Eco Note

• 4 1/2 cups cocoa crispy rice cereal

What to do: 1. In a medium pan on low heat, melt chocolate chips and stir in peanut butter and vanilla. 2. Slowly stir in cereal. 3. Pour mixture into a 9-by-9-inch pan coated with cooking spray. When it cools (about 20 minutes), cut into bars. Makes 9 to 12 bars.

7 Little Words for Kids Use the letters in the boxes to make a word with the same meaning as the clue. The numbers in parentheses represent the number of letters in the solution. Each letter combination can be used only once, but all letter combinations will be necessary to complete the puzzle.

1. group of trees (5) 2. one of a kind (7) 3. job around the house (5) 4. soft place to sit (5) 5. person who helps the sick (6) 6. walk behind (6) 7. computer tablet (4)

















The Mini Page® © 2019 Andrews McMeel Syndication

You’ll need: • 1 (6-ounce) package milk chocolate chips • 2/3 cup chunky peanut butter • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla

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Peanut Butter Cocoa Crisps

* You’ll need an adult’s help with this recipe.

Cook’s Corner

Japanese researchers say they have discovered a previously unknown creature living in the mouth of a whale shark. The shrimplike amphipod was discovered when a dive team used a suction pump to collect samples from the gills of a whale shark. Hundreds of the creatures were extracted by the divers. Researcher Ko Tomikawa says the shark’s mouth is a great habitat for the guests because of the constant flow of water and the safety from predators it provides. adapted with permission from

For later: Look in your newspaper for other favorite holiday cookie recipes.

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

Answers: grove, special, chore, couch, doctor, follow, iPad.

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New York Times Sunday Crossword ACTUALLY ... BY PATRICK MERRELL / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ Patrick Merrell, of Vero Beach, Fla., is a freelance cartoonist, writer, graphic designer, photographer and puzzle maker — ‘‘all in about equal measure,’’ he says. For 40 years he has been drawing cartoons for books, periodicals (including Mad magazine) and other publications. Mice are a recurring theme. Below is the illustration he added to this puzzle just for fun. This is Pat’s 91st crossword for The Times. — W.S.





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RELEASE DATE: 12/15/2019

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49 Lambaste 51 Competitor 54 Of all time 58 Impersonator’s skill 59 It was predominantly German 64 Sci-fi character depicted as a glowing red dot 65 Punjab’s capital 66 Things around a cloverleaf 67 Footprint maker 70 Give ____ on the wrist 72 Jennifer who wrote the Pulitzer-winning “A Visit From the Goon Squad” 73 Currently 77 Van Gogh masterwork 80 Move offshore, say 83 It’s an American name for a German game 85 Fuel mileage, for example 87 Gambling game akin to bingo 88 Drift ice pieces 89 Vouch for 91 Letters on an incomplete syllabus 93 Serious 97 Like par 2 holes among all holes in miniature golf 98 Rapper Tone ____ 101 ____ the Orange (Syracuse mascot) 104 Pretentious

105 Defibrillator pros 106 Some rectangular tablets 108 They’re of Indian origin 113 Wind-up toys? 114 It’s often performed by 105-Across 115 Sounds of enlightenment 116 Like bicycle chains 118 It’s a woodwind from Central Europe 121 Onetime home of the Vikings and the Twins 124 Make litter-proof? 125 Wholehearted endorsement 126 Flanged structural support 127 Yang’s opposite 128 Cool red giants 129 U.S. viticulture region 130 Printing hues 131I t starts in Mar. DOWN

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6 Unidentified person in a suit 7 Big name in the soup aisle 8 Overruns 9 Highly decorated 10 Eruption particulates 11 When doubled, a Yale football song 12 Survive 13 ____ Lanka 14 Spoons, e.g. 15 Cop ____ 16 It’s a legume 17 Hindu tradition that’s two men’s names in reverse 18 Trite 24 Popular microwave snack 26 What avengers get 29 Exam for many sophs. and jrs. 33 Second-most-popular Vietnamese surname (after Nguyen) 34 Kitt who played Catwoman on TV 35 In ____ development 40 Expunges 42 Home to the Sundance Film Festival 43 Salt’s hip-hop counterpart 44 Aerobatic maneuver 46 Tart dessert 48 Vintage-looking shade 50 La-la lead-in











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84 Cornerstone abbr. 85 They’re lousy places to sleep 86 “To repeat …” 90 Subdued 92 More overbearing 94 Huffington of journalism 95 Septennial symptom? 96 Charismatic 98 Compares (to) 99 Throws in one’s two cents 100 It usually comes from sheep

102 Dash dial 103 Unmatched sock, informally 107 Silty spot 109 Welcoming whiff 110 Phrase before a date 111 Eponym of a London insurer 112 Highway haulers 117 Parking-lot souvenir 119 AARPers 120 Part of a gym set 122 Bagged leaves? 123 Dashed

Daughter’s questions unsettle her parents’ longtime friends

habits, bedtimes, taking of medications, mental sharpness, etc. while they stayed with us. Is this kind of inquiry common today, or do these folks have “helicopter kids”? — ANYWHERE, USA DEAR ANYWHERE: If it’s

Jaqueline Bigar’s Stars HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019: This year could be rewarding if you learn to be flexible. An element of the unexpected runs through the year. You learn to relax and have more confidence in yourself. If single, you cannot count on a new bond being long term until it is. You will experience many ups and downs. If attached, the two of you find this year exciting. One of your biggest issues will be your lifestyle choices. LEO might push you to agree with them, but they mean well. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult

ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHH When others get near you, they sense vital, exciting energy coming off you. You easily could be convinced to throw a spontaneous gettogether involving the holidays, or you may decide to do away with Christmas in the traditional sense. Tonight: Just be yourself. This Week: Expect to become very busy starting Tuesday.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHH Your loving nature emerges when dealing with a family member or staying close to home. You might choose to get all your decorating done or wrap as many packages as you can. Tonight: Indulge in a favorite meal. This Week: Getting going could be challenging, but your fun emerges by Wednesday.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHHH You are likely to see a personal matter in a different light. You have pushed hard to achieve certain results. You might not be ready to say much about your feelings around this situation. Tonight: Just keep smiling. This Week: You have a lot to share and will on Monday and Thursday. Expect a demanding work week.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH Try to avoid any last-minute shopping. Make up your mind to finish your shopping right now while you still have a few moments to breathe. Tonight: Go as late as you can to complete your shopping. This Week: Beginning Tuesday, express your thoughts as completely as possible.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHH Keep clearing out as much as you can for the holidays. You could find someone’s mood at home cantankerous and difficult. Try not to get into a scrap about it. Tonight: Anything is possible. This Week: Be more direct with an associate, and listen to what is shared; a resolution is possible.

us, you should ask them.” DEAR ABBY: Years ago, a gentleman wrote to you asking what he should get his aged parents who didn’t need another “thing.” You suggested he write them a letter telling them why he was thankful for them. He wrote you back later telling you he had taken your advice, how much it meant to his father and that, shortly afterward, his father died. I immediately wrote each of my parents a letter listing the things I learned from them and what I cherished about them. It was


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VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHH You could need a break for today. Stay in bed. Sleep in and pretend it is a snowy day without obligations. Recharging in this manner could help you feel great. Tonight: Do not push. Order in. This Week: On Tuesday, you hit your power days of the month. Enjoy.


LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)


HHHHH Be touched by what someone would do in order to get your attention. Know that you are cared for, perhaps not as you wish, but cared for anyway. This person could be a friend or admirer. Tonight: Accept an invitation to a special gathering. This Week: Thursday you seem ready for an early weekend. Go for it.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHH You could be overwhelmed by what is happening around you. You seem to have invitations left and right. You cannot possibly be present at all these events at one time! Be realistic. Tonight: Out where you want to be. This Week: Step out of the limelight Monday. Focus on a key goal.

the perfect, most meaningful thing I could have done for them. They have since passed on. I am so thankful that I was able to do that for them. I have read your column for about 35 years. It is always respectful and full of common sense. Thank you. — GRATEFUL IN COEUR D’ALENE, IDAHO DEAR GRATEFUL: You’re welcome. I’m glad you picked up on the suggestion and that it made your parents happy. I can think of few people who would not welcome — and treasure — a love letter if it’s sincere.






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DEAR ABBY: I lost my hubby after 50 happy years, and yet I don’t cry. What’s wrong with me? — GRIEVING IN CALIFORNIA DEAR GRIEVING: There is nothing wrong with you. If your husband was ill for a period of time before his death, you may have had more than enough time to grieve his loss as he was slipping away. If his passing was sudden, you may be in shock, which is why your tears won’t come. Not everyone grieves in the same way, drowning in an ocean of tears, so please do not judge yourself harshly — or at all.

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Solution to last week’s Sudoku.

Sudoku is a number-placing puzzle based on a 9x9 grid with several given numbers. The object is to place the numbers 1 to 9 in the empty squares so that each row, each column and each 3x3 box contains the same number only once.


CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHHH One-on-one relating is highlighted. You are not always comfortable with this type of interaction and might exhibit a bit of discomfort — like walking away from the affectionate person! Tonight: Say yes to a unique opportunity. This Week: You discover anything is possible if you allow others to participate.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHH Defer to another person who you care a lot about. You might be strong-willed, but so is this person. Knowing when to pull back and let the other party have more of what he or she desires is important to your bond. Tonight: Out and about. This Week: Speak your mind, but listen well to the response. Understand where someone is coming from.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHH Defer to others who seem to know what they want and what works for them. Your fatigue might be a surprise to you but not to others who have watched your hectic pace this month. Tonight: Simmer down. This Week: Others hold the cards. You might have more time than you thought!

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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHH Reach out for someone at a distance who you care a lot about. This person often puts a smile on your face — even just speaking on the phone. You might want to make plans to visit soon. Tonight: Where you can be entertained. This Week: You have a lot to share, and you will once you get work done.

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common, I’m unaware of it. It’s the first question of this kind that I have received. Clearly, the daughter has noticed something going on with her parents that has her worried. Because “the kids” are so concerned about their parents’ welfare that they feel compelled to ask these kinds of questions, perhaps they should travel with them so they can supervise. If you choose to answer that email, an appropriate response would be, “I think we have all slowed down a little, but if you want to know what your folks ate (etc.) while they were with

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DEAR ABBY: My wife and I recently hosted some longtime friends for a few days while they were passing through our area on vacation. We had a fine time reconnecting, although my wife commented after they left that they seemed to have “slowed down a bit” — to which I responded, “Yeah. Us, too, I guess.” We just received an email from that couple’s adult daughter, with whom we’re also friendly, asking about our perceptions of her parents’ well-being. We are not comfortable responding to her very pointed questions about their eating

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New in-law’s rape conviction tests family relationships DEAR ABBY: My stepto her. How do we handle daughter recently marsocial interactions? Please ried a convicted rapist. help. — STAYING FIRM She refuses to believe he IN NEW MEXICO raped an elderly woman DEAR STAYING FIRM: even though there was Because you do not want corroborating DNA the husband under your evidence. While he adroof, your husband should mitted his guilt in front of entertain them separately a judge and spent some away from your home. If time in jail, the convicyou HAVE to see them, Dear Abby tion was later overturned, be warm and cordial to Jeanne Phillips after which he denied his your stepdaughter and culpability. nonconfrontational to My stepdaughter has two young her husband. I advise the same for children from a prior marriage and the other family members whom she she’s now pregnant with his child. plans to visit. They live in another state. I am a rape survivor. I am absolutely adamant DEAR ABBY: I have a friend, that this man is not welcome in my an acquaintance really, who once home. confessed to me that he is bisexual. I do not want to negatively affect This is not a big deal because I am as my husband’s relationship with his well. The problem is, his wife doesn’t daughter, but her decision to become know he’s bi or that he secretly meets a family with this individual has been men for sex. difficult for me. She’s planning to I have repeatedly advised him that visit, and I — and others in our fami- he shouldn’t be doing that and he lies — have no idea what to even say needs to tell his wife. But all that got

me is he ceased talking to me. I don’t know if he’s still doing it, but I’m assuming so. What, if anything, should I do or say? Should I tell his wife? — ALL FOR TRUTH IN WISCONSIN DEAR ALL: Put yourself in the wife’s situation. If your spouse or significant other was having sex with multiple partners, wouldn’t you want to know? If you tell her, she can have her doctor test her for exposure to any number of STDs — all of which are on the rise. Please don’t wait. DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been married for 35 years. For the last seven years, we have been separated. He treated me badly, and finally, I refused to take it, so I left him. I moved out, bought a car and bought a home, all on my own. I’m proud of myself. We have tried marriage counseling, but I felt like we were just going through the motions. He has pressured me in the past about getting back together, but I know he will go right back to his old behavior.

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My question is, when is it time to get a divorce? I’m confused about just being separated because it makes me feel I’m in limbo. — IN-BETWEEN IN COLORADO DEAR IN-BETWEEN: You ARE in limbo. You tried marriage counseling; it didn’t help you trust that your husband wouldn’t continue to abuse you. Call a lawyer. After seven years (!) of separation, the time to formally untie the knot is now. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. For an excellent guide to becoming a better conversationalist and a more sociable person, order “How to Be Popular.” Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $8 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Popularity Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447.

Jacqueline Bigar’s Stars

ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHHH You exhibit unusual energy and enthusiasm. You could hit a problem, yet your mood helps catapult you over it. Be careful with displays of frustration or anger. To the receiver, it seems a lot stronger than intended. Tonight: Acting like it’s Friday.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHH You might feel as if you are on cruise control until a difficult loved one or friend lands on your doorstep. You could react, but the

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHHH You speak your mind and others give you feedback — whether you want it or not. You will need to listen, but you may decide to approach a situation like this one differently in the future. Tonight: Making the most out of the moment.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHH You might decide to dive into a project and complete it ASAP. A child or new friend could be on the verge of a tantrum if you do not spend time with him or her. Follow your priorities. Tonight: Immerse yourself in a task.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHHH Others note your innate happiness and enjoyment of the moment. Though someone close to you could be difficult, you seem to be able to detach from their projections and mood. Tonight: Out enjoying the seasonal fun.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHH You sense that timing might not be working for you. A

Dear Readers: Today’s SOUND OFF is about people who always ask what you paid for something: “Dear Heloise: My sister-in-law has a habit of asking what I paid for nearly everything I buy. I find it irritating and rude. Sometimes I tell her I don’t remember, or I’ll ask, “Why do you need to know?” We recently bought land in another state where we plan to retire, and she keeps asking us what we paid for it. Am I wrong in thinking she’s rude and it’s none of her business?” — Lynn in Missouri Lynn, she really shouldn’t keep asking what you paid for items you buy, but some people don’t see anything wrong with asking. Readers, what do you think? Drop me a line and let me know. — Heloise

SMELLY SLEEPING BAG Dear Heloise: My son and I love to go camping. The problem is, our sleeping bags don’t smell very nice — in fact, they stink. How do we get rid of the

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HHH Use your instincts. Lighten up about a friend who you find pushy and difficult. This person knows what they want, and they will not let go unless they receive it or decide there is no hope. Tonight: Respond to a loved one’s request with care.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHHH You might surprise yourself with the comfort you are experiencing. While mentally going over your Christmas presents for family and friends, you might not be aware of the total cost. Tonight: Catching up with a friend.

HHHH Others cannot help but respond to your energy and comments. A boss or authority figure could be irritated that you are not focused on what he or she wants. Be sensitive to this person — for your sake! Tonight: Say yes to an invitation.

HHH Your famed temper could flare in the a.m. with a boss, parent or some other authority figure. Consider that the pressure of the holiday season might be getting the best of you. Tonight: A must appearance.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHH Reach out to a friend you often visit with during the day. This person could be a work-related pal or a friend met in your daily routine. He or she will appreciate getting together before the holidays really get going. Tonight: Do some holiday errands on the way home.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21) HHHHH You have a positive way of looking at problems. A friend from a distance might reach out to you. This person would like to hear your opinions about key matters. Note how quickly your temper might rise. Tonight: If you can, go skating or caroling.

POSTCARD POWER Dear Readers: It’s getting down to the wire, but there’s still time to mail a holiday greeting, and here’s a money-saver: postcards! A “regular size” postcard (6 by 4 inches) costs just 35 cents to mail; the maximum size of a postcard, 11 by 6 inches, is 55 cents to mail! The front of a greeting card works nicely as a postcard. — Heloise

KITTY LITTER BAGS Dear Heloise: After emptying bags of fresh kitty litter into the litter boxes, I save the bags. It provides bags when emptying the litter pans for cleaning and refilling. — Stacey in Pennsylvania


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“musty” smell? — Jim B., Eugene, Ore. Jim, you might consider taking your sleeping bag outside on a sunny day and letting it air out. And before storing, try placing two dryer sheets inside it. It should smell fresher the next time you use it. — Heloise

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visit with a loved one might be appropriate, yet you could be left concerned over something that was shared. It will work out if you let go of your reactions and flow a little. Tonight: Not to be found.

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Tundra | Chad Carpenter

Take it from the Tinkersons | Bill Bettwy


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Ziggy | Tom Wilson

Garfield | Jim Davis


Shoe | Chris Cassatt & Gary Brookins

Mother Goose and Grimm | Michael Peters


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This year, you could push a personal goal or long-term desire into reality. This might involve some travel, a foreigner or a special opportunity. If single, a certain relationship could evolve into more. Still, let the relationship bloom without a commitment until you are sure you want to be with this person. If attached, enjoy the high energy exchanged between you and your sweetie. LEO loves being around you. You energize them, too. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult

outcome might be a lot better if you looked the other way. Tonight: Be clear and easygoing with a loved one.

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