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Monday, February 2, 2004

NOW PLAYING: Cold Mountain
Jude Law must be an exceptionally resilient actor. How else can you explain the fact that he's been beat up by some of the mos

Forster's assets should be put in trust, given to officer's family
I think anything belonging to David Forster should be put in some sort of a trust, so that after the man is tried it will be sold and everything goes to Officer Watson's family.

It's time people took stand against those who are taking away rights
I am writing to you again because of the response I received from my last letter.

Best gun control is people learning at early age proper use of firearms
I must correct some inaccuracies in one of the Letters to the Editor published Jan. 22, "Con-gress should defend gun control laws in effect," by my friend Betty Dean.

NASCAR drivers making waves in Daytona
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) NASCAR stars Tony Stewart and Dale Earnhardt Jr. combined with sports car ace Andy Wallace to hold the lead in a heavy rain nearing the halfway point in the Rolex 24 endurance race.

Photo feature: Off your feet
David Thomas competes in the two-foot high kick event Saturday for the Chickaloon/Eklutna team during a Native Youth Olympics tournament at Kenai Middle School. The event was part of the Peninsula Winter Games and featured competitors from Tyonek, Chickaloon, Eklutna, Seward and Palmer as well as local athletes competing on the Kenaitze Indian Tribe's team.

Soldotna man attempts to get officer's weapon
Just five weeks after a Kenai police officer was shot and killed in the line of duty, a man allegedly attempted to take a Soldotna police officer's weapon early Friday morning after being arrested for driving under the influence.

New charter schools under consideration
Two groups of area educators will present plans to the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education tonight for new charter schools in the Kenai-Soldotna area.

Board to look at options besides consolidation
The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education will discuss opening two new charter school programs in the fall. But the additions don't indicate growth in the district -- at least not in monetary terms.

Fire destroys garage, damages home
A garage was destroyed and a house badly damaged by fire at about 6 p.m. Friday.

Proposals sent to Fish and Game
The Kenai-Soldotna Fish and Game Advisory Board recently forwarded a number of proposals to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game for department review in advance of the 2005 Alaska Board of Fisheries meeting.

T-200 off and running
Bedlam: A word that barely captures the wild and mad uproar that was the start of this year's Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race in Kasilof.

Private sector joins gas line pursuit
Voter approval of a ballot initiative in 2002 may have provided the spark that has since led private-sector developers to propose their own multibillion-dollar schemes to pipe gas across Alaska and Canada to the Lower 48, Sen. Tom Wagoner speculated Friday.

Novis Luther Eady
Longtime North Kenai resident Novis Luther Eady, died Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, at his residence in Eva, Ala. He was 67.

Weekend events good reminder of winter joys
The mushers and their teams of dogs are the stars of the blitz of activity on the Kenai Peninsula this weekend, but it's the hard work of hundreds of volunteers that are making it possible.

Rivals working to slow Kerry
WASHINGTON John Kerry will be hard to beat in Tuesday's elections, but other Democratic presidential hopefuls can curb his momentum if they play to their strengths and his weaknesses in the right places.

Panel studying terrorism should be free from politics What others say
he bipartisan panel reviewing the federal government's performance before and after the 2001 terrorist attacks has a solemn obligation to provide the country with a thorough report, regardless of what the findings are. The timetable for making that report to the nation should not be affected by political considerations.

Love for Alaska will be uniting, driving force of conference
If the Kenai Peninsula delegates participating in Gov. Frank Murkowski's Conference of Alaskans later this month are any indication, residents have good reason to hope for the future.

American people need to know what prompted information on weapons What others say
David Kay brought credibility to the task of leading the search for evidence of illegal weapons programs in Iraq. His acknowledged expertise, along with his reputation for candor, earned respect even from many who wondered whether the Bush administration would allow Kay and his team to do their jobs without political interference.

Finding cure for Cabin Fever
Here we go again. That's right folks, it's February, the longest 28 days of the year. Or 29 days, if we're unfortunate enough to be experiencing a leap year which, as luck would have it, we are.

Snowshoeing offers quiet, solitude in backcountry
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. Snow brings stillness to the Yosemite backcountry.

Births
Laura Key of Nikiski announces the birth of her daughter, Emma Landry Key, at 12:30 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. She weighed 8 pounds, 4.5 ounces and measured 20.5 inches.

Around the Peninsula
Mass choir festival planned Indoor soccer registration to begin La Leche League to meet Fish and game advisory to meet Social Security reps to visit area Aviation safety meeting slated Flu vaccinations available in Homer

Kidnapping mystery haunts family nearly 100 years later
KINSTON, N.C. When Bobby Dunbar vanished into the coffee-colored Louisiana swamps nine decades ago, the search was unrelenting.

Man's family donates organs
When Jim Welborn's kidneys failed in 1985, his brother Mark came to the rescue by donating a kidney for transplant. Last year, Welborn's kidneys began to fail for the second time. This time 18 years later Mark's wife, Cheri Welborn, stepped up to the plate.

Guests enjoy old, new at revamped hotel
SAN DIEGO Afternoon sun washes over the grassy expanse of Windsor lawn, across a terrace of tables and chairs and in through the open doors of the Babcock & Story Bar. It practically guides a visitor to a stool at the rich mahogany bar.

Plenty of planets to see in February
In the early evening, even during dusk, look for ultra-bright Venus in the southwest. As evening advances, find Orion in the southeast with Sirius, the brightest star, to its lower left, Procyon and Castor and Pollux to its upper left, Taurus with reddish Aldebaran and the star cluster Pleiades above it, as well as Capella in its pentagon of Auriga almost overhead.

Morgan, Haas plan May wedding
Kimberly Morgan and Curtis Haas of Soldotna plan to be married Friday, May 14, 2004, in Las Vegas.

Mason, Panamaroff announce engagement
Kelly Mason and Jon Panamaroff have announced their plans to be married Saturday, May 1, 2004, in Spokane, Wash.

Peinsula People
Caswell nominated for U.S. Air Force Academy Area residents recognized for good grades Retone heads toward new career

Around the Peninsula
'Souper Bowl' day of caring todayHistorical society to meetMass choir festival plannedSoHi parents of juniors to meetDrivers safety course offeredMaster gardeners to discuss water gardensNikiski talent show seeking entrantsSoHi selling discount cards

Kenai chamber honors longtime residents
The Kenai Chamber of Commerce handed out its sixth annual awards Jan. 21 at a gala ceremony held at the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska in Kenai.

Club News
Soldotna Elks table tennis results

Community Events
Food bank plans February activities Junior Miss pageant slated for Saturday Today is deadline to apply for VFW scholarship Childrens Monopoly tourney winners announced

Community Schools
The following list of Soldotna Community Schools classes and activities beginning this week is printed as a reminder to registered participants. Anyone interested in a class or activity should call the Soldotna Community School at 262-6768.

Nikiski shelter uses technology to assist in adopting animals
Homeless pets taken in by Alaska's Extended-Life Animal Sanctuary in Nikiski now have a greater chance of being adopted.

Training makes shelter dogs more adoptable
GARDINER, N.Y. Kes trotted trimly at heel, greeted strangers and always maintained a gentle manner until one day when she spotted another dog during a walk and went berserk.

My best friend
Sarah Newberry of Soldotna sleeps on Rose. Sarah, now 6, was 3 when this picture was taken. Rose is 30.

Henin-Hardenne nears a career Grand Slam
MELBOURNE, Australia Justine Henin-Hardenne needs one more title for a career Grand Slam, with Wimbledon the elusive major.

Fear, loathing in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS Some of Las Vegas' biggest hotel-casinos are canceling Super Bowl parties and making refunds to thousands of guests after the NFL threatened legal action against those broadcasting the title game on big-screen TVs.

Seward boys cagers blow past Su Valley
The Seahawks picked up a District 3/3A victory in Talkeetna by a 48-19 score.

Kicker comes through in the clutch
He had already missed twice, and the building must have felt as cursed as any stadium he'd ever set foot in. Yet Adam Vinatieri knew that somehow, some way, this game would come down to him.

Kenai freshmen torment Skyview
The Kenai Central hockey team honored its seniors before Friday night's game at the Soldotna Sports Center, but the North Star Conference game against Skyview featured the Kardinals' freshmen in a starring role.

LeBron mystifies Wizards
WASHINGTON LeBron James scored a career-high 38 points and Cleveland notched its 18th victory, surpassing its win total from last season with a 104-100 road win over the Washington Wizards.

Duke stops Georgia Tech
ATLANTA Luol Deng scored a career-high 22 points and No. 1 Duke extended its winning streak to 15 games with an 82-74 victory Saturday over 14th-ranked Georgia Tech, which hasn't beaten the Blue Devils since 1996.

No. 1 Tennessee holds off Tigers
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. Shyra Ely converted a three-point play and Ashley Robinson made two free throws late in overtime, helping top-ranked Tennessee to a 68-61 victory Sunday over No. 22 Auburn.

Nikolaevsk boys, CIA girls take tournament
The Nikolaevsk boys high school basketball team won its own tournament, defeating Homer Christian 42-39 in the championship game of the Warrior Rumble Saturday in Nikolaevsk.

Nikiski cagers sweep past Houston
Jeremiah Taylor and Sarah Herrin each scored big to lead the Nikiski Bulldogs boys and girls basketball teams to District III/3A wins Saturday over the Houston Hawks in Houston.

SoHi boys cagers mature, thump Kardinals
The rapidly improving Soldotna boys left the Kenai Kardinals looking for answers Saturday, dominating the Kardinals at both ends of the floor to pull out a 46-37 Region III/4A win Saturday in Kenai.

Panthers no match for the Moose
The Skyview Panthers dropped a pair of games Saturday against the Palmer Moose in Palmer.

Flames torch Ducks to gain position
CALGARY, Alberta With their recent collapse against Chicago still fresh in their minds, the Calgary Flames were determined not to let a lead slip away again.

Knights vanquish Mariners
The Colony Knights completed the Region III/4A sweep for the valley, knocking off the Homer boys and girls Saturday.

Federer triumphs at Open
MELBOURNE, Australia Roger Federer solidified his No. 1 ranking and won his second Grand Slam title with a 7-6 (3), 6-4, 6-2 rout of unseeded Marat Safin in Sunday's Australian Open final.

Champs: New England claims second Super Bowl in three years
HOUSTON Houston, we have a champion. And once again, the New England Patriots have Adam Vinatieri's foot to thank for a Super Bowl victory.

Flyers send Penguins to ninth straight loss
PITTSBURGH Patrick Sharp and John LeClair scored just more than a minute apart in the second period, and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 on Saturday.

Rodriguez, Tigers aim to finalize deal soon
NEW YORK (AP) The Detroit Tigers and Ivan Rodriguez moved closer to finalizing their $40 million, four-year contract, and the deal could be announced Monday afternoon.

Seward girls shut down Houston
The Seward girls basketball relied on its stingy defense to pick up a District 3/3A victory Friday at Houston. The Seahawks won 47-32.

DiMarco, Kaye share lead
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. On a day when nearly everyone made a charge, Chris DiMarco had one of the best.

Elway, Sanders elected to Hall of Fame
HOUSTON (AP) The stirring comeback and spectacular escape were unnecessary this time around. John Elway and Barry Sanders were elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame without a sweat.

Duke stops Georgia Tech
ATLANTA Luol Deng scored a career-high 22 points and No. 1 Duke extended its winning streak to 15 games with an 82-74 victory Saturday over 14th-ranked Georgia Tech, which hasn't beaten the Blue Devils since 1996.

Anthony's clutch play makes Mavericks lose track of Nuggets
DALLAS Carmelo Anthony hit a go-ahead jumper with 2:22 left, then added four straight free throws in the closing seconds to help the Denver Nuggets beat the Dallas Mavericks 107-102 Saturday after trailing by 20 points in the third quarter.

Flyers send Penguins to ninth straight loss
PITTSBURGH Patrick Sharp and John LeClair scored just more than a minute apart in the second period, and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 on Saturday.

Wasilla reclaims region title
The Skyview High School wrestling team grappled its way to a second-place finish Saturday at the Region III/4A championships at Kodiak.

Rodriguez, Tigers aim to finalize deal soon
NEW YORK (AP) The Detroit Tigers and Ivan Rodriguez moved closer to finalizing their $40 million, four-year contract, and the deal could be announced Monday afternoon.

SkyHi takes relays
The Skyview High School cross-country ski team put together a solid team effort to win the Nikiski Relays Saturday on the Nikiski Community Trails at Nikiski Middle-Senior High School.

North tops South
LADY LAKE, Fla. (AP) Even after a record-setting performance, Tennessee running back Troy Fleming wanted to give credit to his Gridiron Classic teammates.

DiMarco, Kaye share lead
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. On a day when nearly everyone made a charge, Chris DiMarco had one of the best.

Anthony's clutch play makes Mavericks lose track of Nuggets
DALLAS Carmelo Anthony hit a go-ahead jumper with 2:22 left, then added four straight free throws in the closing seconds to help the Denver Nuggets beat the Dallas Mavericks 107-102 Saturday after trailing by 20 points in the third quarter.

North tops South
LADY LAKE, Fla. (AP) Even after a record-setting performance, Tennessee running back Troy Fleming wanted to give credit to his Gridiron Classic teammates.

Race results
(As of 7 p.m. Sunday)

Smyth takes T-200
Cim Smyth of Big Lake claimed victory in the Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race on Sunday afternoon, securing the $10,000 purse for his first-place finish.

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