Saturday, January 10, 2004

Rose craves forgiveness
NEW YORK Pete Rose is an angry man.

Boomers in search of a good night's sleep are willing to splurge on beds fit for a queen
NEW YORK (AP) Don and Edna Kaplan are usually frugal people. They're careful shoppers who keep an eye out for bargains. But they didn't hesitate to plunk down $6,000 for a luxurious, handcrafted mattress from Sweden when they started having trouble sleeping.

Workers should seek promotions, raises as economy improves
NEW YORK (AP) The nation's economic recovery is deepening, and even the hard-hit industrial sector is showing signs of renewed life. So maybe it's time at last to begin your campaign for a promotion or a raise.

Investors bet big on nanotech, VoIP
NEW YORK (AP) Investors are once again jumping into stocks they think will be linked to the next big thing.

Not all cacti are creatures of the desert: Think Canada
NEW MARKET, Va. (AP) It's easy to get stuck on cactus, particularly if you have a bare patch of yard where nothing wants to grow.

Volunteers, businesses make Junior Achievement a success
Junior Achievement of the Kenai Peninsula would like to thank all of our sponsors in the last year and years previous. Junior Achievement reaches over 21 classrooms each year, teaching on the basics of economics, business and personal finance.

Many people contribute to happy holiday season
Thank you for the Christmas cheer and friendship on behalf of the teachers, staff and students at Kenaitze Head Start. So many people in the community have given to our children this holiday season. Thank you for making a difference for our families.

Kenai Peninsula Food Bank serves Christmas dinner to about 70
On behalf of the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank board of directors and staff, I would like to thank all the generous contributors to our organization during 2003.

American Legion says thanks
All the veterans from American Legion Post No. 18 in Ninilchik would like to take this opportunity to thank the management and employees of Peak Oilfield Services in North Kenai for moving, at no charge, our new post building from North Kenai to Ninilchik.

Borough buyback request stands
Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly members who hoped to put a controversial resolution calling for a state buyback of shallow gas leases around Homer back on the table fell short of that goal Tuesday when the assembly voted against reconsideration.

Community celebrates with KPC
Food, music and lots of people: The atmosphere at Kenai Peninsula College had almost all the makings of a classic college party.

Cooper Landing crash kills 20-year-old man
A 20-year-old Nikiski man was killed and an 18-year-old Kenai mother and her infant son were injured in a car-truck accident on the Sterling Highway in Cooper Landing on Thursday morning.

Separation is critical to minimizing danger from bears, other animals
Ever since grizzly bears killed and ate Tim Treadwell and Amie Huguenard last October, speculation has been rife about why this happened. Critics often blame Treadwell's unusually close association with bears and apparent neglect of normal safety precautions.

Public process flawed in southern peninsula shallow gas leases Editorial
It's fair to ask if the outcry in the southern Kenai Peninsula over shallow gas leases is about development or public process.

Get out on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge to beat those winter blues
My dad has a lot of those sayings, you know the ones that make you smile, or grimace or laugh out loud. When I hear someone else speak one of his phrases, it's like I only hear his voice. It doesn't mean anything coming out of their mouths.

Outdoor Briefs
Volunteers needed for T-200 Homer winter king tourney slated Fish stocking plan available Lodge wont open in 2004

Around the Peninsula
La Leche meeting planned Kenai Eagles plan dinner Social Security reps to visit peninsula Kenai River advisory board to meet Fish stocking plan open for comment Safety day meeting planned Ski team plans fund-raiser

After lawsuit, materials from other faiths added to Georgia Ten Commandments display
WINDER, Ga. (AP) In the wake of a lawsuit over separation of church and state, materials from various religions are on display near a disputed Ten Commandments plaque at the Barrow County courthouse.

Editor fired from North Carolina Catholic newspaper
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) The longtime editor of the N.C. Catholic, published by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Raleigh, has been fired after an article ran that included criticism of the church.

Church Briefs
Winter Bible study scheduled Missionary pastor to speak Week-long conference planned Matrix Church meets Sunday Womens Bible study begins Bible study starts Thursday Clothes2Go open Wednesdays College students missions convention draws 19,000

Fresh new year calls for work to create fresh new you
Each year we begin a fresh year. Recently I read an article about how the New Year was not new. It brings with it all the stuff of the past.

Chicago Catholic church joins ranks of U.S. basilicas
CHICAGO (AP) A towering church, long the heart of Chicago's Polish Catholic community, has been designated a basilica.

Putin praises churches' contributions as Russians mark Christmas
MOSCOW (AP) On the eve of Wednesday's Russian Christmas, President Vladimir Putin praised the nation's Christian churches.

Clergy in Utah defy law that requires them to register a state gun ban
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Guns in the house of God? Unsurprisingly, clergy in Utah aren't fond of the idea.

North Carolinians hope church effort will help struggling students
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) To help close the racial achievement gap among public school students, an after school program launched this week is turning to a proven source of empowerment for the black community: the church.

Conservative announces bid to be Presbyterians' chief executive
SAN MARCOS, Calif. (AP) The Rev. Robert Davis, who runs a conservative caucus in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), has announced that he's running to become the denomination's ''stated clerk,'' or chief executive.

College students' missions convention draws 19,000
URBANA, Ill. (AP) Some 19,000 college students, young adults and others converged on the University of Illinois campus for five days to consider foreign missionary careers, hear inspirational speakers and study the Bible.

Synagogue leases space to Muslim school in novel arrangement
PHILADELPHIA (AP) Congregation Beth T'Fillah of Overbrook Park is a smallish synagogue, surrounded by houses on a nondescript street in a middle-class neighborhood. With a gift shop and an auditorium, a study for the rabbi and a sanctuary for the members, it looks like a typical house of Jewish worship.

Area trail conditions
Tsalteshi Trails Kenai Nordic Trails Nikiski Community Trails Trails behind Nikiski pool Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Trails Baycrest Ski Trails McNeil Canyon Ski Trails Lookout Mountain Exit Glacier Road Mile 12 Ski Trails

Weather throws trails for a loop
The trails are ready if the users are willing.

Sports Briefs
Wasilla to host adult hockey tournament MicMacs take to ice Friday Nikiski hockey floors Kenny Lake

Late surge lifts Kardinals
The Nikiski High School boys basketball team battled back from a 16-point deficit to tie the game in the fourth quarter, but Kenai Central was able to put together a late run and claim the victory, 67-53, in the opening round of the SoHi Tipoff Tournament Thursday at Soldotna.

No. 3 Arizona rips Bears
TUCSON, Ariz. Hassan Adams had 19 points and nine rebounds, and No. 3 Arizona broke away early and coasted to a 95-75 win over California on Thursday night.

Rockets rout Knicks
NEW YORK A chorus of ''Fire Chaney'' chants echoed through Madison Square Garden on a night that was supposed to be all about Stephon Marbury's home debut and Jeff Van Gundy's return.

Homer girls turn tables on Soldotna
What goes around comes around -- and then some.

Pats defense faces titanic test
In one of the best games of the NFL's regular season, the Tennessee Titans went to Foxboro on Oct. 5 and lost to the New England Patriots 38-30.

Bruins stretch unbeaten run to four games
BOSTON Patrice Bergeron scored the tiebreaking goal on a power play with 2:52 remaining to help the Boston Bruins extend their unbeaten streak to four games with a 3-1 victory Thursday night over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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