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Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Health insurance company worth another look
Don’t you guys read or listen to the news? Mega Life and Health (the insurance company offering coverage to students through Kenai Peninsula College’s new health clinic) is being investigated by 24 states, including Alaska. NAIC is heading the investigation. Mega has also been kicked out of Washington state by the insurance commissioner — Mike Kreidler and Charles D. Brown, Legal Affairs Division.

Locked-up lands is the issue in ANWR
The recent letter commenting on the method of forcing ANWR through shows just how brainwashed many voters are by our no-open media. The seizing of lands within Alaska and their being locked up from development is straight up unconstitutional. Their being held hostage by a hostile environmental coalition is a disgrace to the basic principles set up to govern this great nation. The clear statement within our constitution concerning just what lands or any lands that may be controlled by the national government within individual states has been ignored and usurped. Stating it’s sleazy to use any method available to access these resources is as phony as the way they were locked up.

Hysterical over the wrong things
It is sad that politics have come to this, but now I think Republicans get a picture of the rage Democrats felt when the right wingers impeached their favorite president (Clinton) over personal matters. And they feel that in case everyone’s forgotten, Osama’s still sitting up in the hills — smiling his big goofy smile!

Wiretapping is the real crime
With regards to the letter printed on Jan. 2 about the NY Times printing news about the warrentless wire taps and someone calling that treason, what about the fact that the actual act of doing the wire taps was illegal. That is the treasonous part of the story.

Dialogue question not simple to answer
Your letter to the editor inviting dialogue with area spiritual leaders about torture and inhumane treatment (Clarion, Dec. 27) raises several questions.

Bill combination stops mixing
A pair of bills filed by members of the Kenai Peninsula legislative contingent would prohibit mixing zones in Alaska’s freshwater spawning areas, countering regulatory changes being considered by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation.

Kenai considers exchange program
With the agreement of the city council, Kenai Mayor Pat Porter directed the city administration to prepare a resolution supporting participation in an exchange program with Russia Far East cities.

Cemetery deal not yet at rest
An ordinance authorizing conveyance of 10 acres of borough land to the city of Soldotna at a cost of $1 for development of a cemetery has proved a controversial piece of legislation.

Photo feature: Window seat

Vehicles face risk from falling ash
Should Augustine erupt, falling ash won’t create too many problems for vehicles without moving parts, but for all those cars and trucks out there with belts, fans or anything else that moves, ash will do damage.

Jury selection begins in Hester murder trial
Jury selection for the trial of a Kasilof woman charged in the shooting death of her boyfriend in 2003 began Monday. The trial is beginning this week after being delayed twice last year and is expected to take about two weeks.

City to get scanner to help reunite lost pets with owners
Pet owners who have lost a dog or cat within the city of Soldotna may soon have increased odds of being reunited with their furry friends.

Around the Peninsula
Nikiski senior board to meet PFLAG to meet Tuesday Red Cross schedules first-aid classes MS group plans meeting Puppet show set to storm the state Chamber to present community awards Guardianship workshop slated

Peninsula People
Keating graduates from police academy McBride graduates from TSU Williamson graduates from seafarer’s program Soldotna Elks table tennis results Swim Team mom wins 2006 Ford Explorer Food Bank receives grant Community group seeking members

Community Schools
The followi·g is a list of Homer Commu·ity Schools classes a·d activities begi··i·g this week. It is pri·ted as a remi·der to preregistered participa·ts. For more i·formatio·, call (907) 235-6090.

Around the Peninsula
Kenai church hosts Catholic mission Kenaitze lore slated for winter series PFLAG to meet Photographers to view, discuss pictures All invited to women voters meeting Livestock specialist to speak Iditarod volunteers to meet Arctic Winter Games recyclers invited 4-H shooters to meet Thursday Board meeting set Public Invited to Action Coalition meeting Embroiderers sought for new club Fitness contest to help wrestlers Red Cross schedules first aid classes Nikiski senior board to meet Totem Tracers plan resource day VFW ladies sponsor fundraiser Caregiver training scheduled Sled rides offered to special kids T-200 seeks helpers

Births
Blake Noble Pennington

Senior Menus
Homer Kenai Nikiski Ninilchik Soldotna Sterling

Senior Activities
Homer Kenai Nikiski Ninilchik Soldotna Sterling

Sports Briefs
Team Alaska names girls volleyball team Team Alaska names figure skating squad Team Alaska announces table tennis tryouts KPHA Midget team takes tourney King takes Knik 200; Lance Mackey second

The Next Level
Hakkinen 45th in sprint Ghormleys play college football

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