Clinton wins historic nomination, says glass ceiling cracked

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 20:55

PHILADELPHIA — Taking on the role of devoted political spouse, former President Bill Clinton declared his wife Hillary Clinton an impassioned “change-maker” as he served as character witness on the night she triumphantly became the first woman nominated for president.

She put an...

Oilers, Panners rained out

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 23:44

The game between the Peninsula Oilers and Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks on Tuesday was canceled due to rain. The game will not be made up. The final home game of the regular season will be Wednesday when the Oilers play the Goldpanners at 6 p.m.

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 20:02

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study finds that a commonly used insecticide kills much of the sperm created by male drone honey bees, one reason why the bees are dwindling.

The class of insecticide called neonicotinoids didn’t kill the drones. But bees that ate treated pollen produced 39 percent...

Recipes

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 18:35

RECIPES

SALMON OR HALIBUT FAJITA’S

Very good!

Sauté in a large skillet with 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil

1 1/2 sliced onions (Cut the onion in half - turn cut side down and slice carefully)

1 each green, red and yellow bell pepper, cut in strips

1 cup of...

Raspberry fool

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 18:35

Servings: 4 to 6

1¼ cups heavy whipping cream, used straight from the refrigerator

1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted

8 ounces fresh raspberries, crushed with a fork and chilled

Place raspberries in a large serving bowl; chill well. Place a metal mixing...

Raspberry vinegar

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 18:36

Yield: 2 cups

2½ cups (10 ounces) fresh raspberries

2 cups (16 ounces) white balsamic vinegar

2 teaspoons sugar, optional

Cheesecloth for straining vinegar

Place raspberries in a large glass container; crush berries lightly with the back of a spoon.

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Chicken in raspberries

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 18:36

Servings: 4

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (If chicken breasts are very thick, pound them slightly)

All-purpose flour

Salt and fresh ground pepper

4 tablespoons (½ stick) butter, plus more as needed

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

½ pound fresh mushrooms...

Raspberries are flavorful and nutritional

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 10:07

Sweet and slightly tart, fresh raspberries, available from June until mid-September, are plentiful right now and priced attractively. Not only are they full of health-promoting properties, such as manganese, vitamin C and dietary fiber, but they are also drop-dead gorgeous.

When a few are...

About being afraid of big bodies of water and boats

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 09:42

Year 1969 North Kenai, Alaska, now Nikiski, Alaska

Arness Dock

Growing up in Northern Colorado and coming to Alaska in my 29th year, with 3 kids, 3 suitcases and $100 in my pocket, I was educated in a hurry about the life around water, boats,...

Op-ed: Steady as she goes

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 16:30

Hillary Clinton frequently will acknowledge that she’s not really the kind of campaigner who gets the adrenaline pumping. Instead, her pitch uses words like “steady,” “experienced” and “competent,” as compared with that bigoted, simple-minded, fraudulent madman on the other side.

The...