Sunday, February 8, 2004

Getting motivated to maintain health in '04
ATHENS, Ga. The winter months may be a popular time to announce a new diet or a body makeover, but few of us made it out of January with our healthy intentions still intact.

Lifetime of fitness begins outdoors in South Dakota
YANKTON, S.D. These days, physical education classes at Yankton High School are colder than they used to be.

2 men in their 70s setting the pace for older runners
LAWRENCE, Kan. It was still dark when Dick Wilson jogged onto the school track to run laps with a couple of buddies.

Tips for starting an exercise program
Some tips for starting an exercise program:

Daytona offers its own bye week
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. Want to enjoy a nice, relaxing week at Daytona International Speedway?

Jarrett wins Shootout with help from Earnhardt
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. Winning Saturday night's Budweiser Shootout was a heady moment for Dale Jarrett.

NASCAR's 'car of tomorrow' could make driving safer for everyone
NASCAR's ''car of tomorrow'' can't come soon enough. Not for the drivers on the tracks and not for the rest of us on the highways.

Pipeline comments welcomed
Comments by Gov. Frank Murkowski during Wednesday's joint session of the Legislature breathed new life into the prospects for a pipeline spur to bring North Slope natural gas to consumers in the Cook Inlet region, Sen. Tom Wagoner, R-Kenai, said Friday.

Annual Fun Day shows the lighter side of winter
After taking a moment to ponder the possibilities in front her, 3-year-old Ithaca Bergholtz happily matched a large brown bear paw print to a photograph of the bruin that made it.

Lisa Marie (Marquis) Haviland
Soldotna resident Lisa Marie (Marquis) Haviland died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. She was 33.

Frances D. Frazier
Sterling resident Frances D. Frazier died Monday, Feb. 2, 2004, at her niece's home in Anchorage due to natural causes. She was 80.

Vernard E. Jones
Kenai resident Vernard E. Jones died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004, at his home. He was 81.

Tossing TV opens new doors
Next month will mark the fourth year that I threw the television out the window. Literally.

Poison now puts letters at risk
WASHINGTON Somewhere in America, a classroom of children is likely busy scribbling letters to Congress, perhaps asking for a flag that flew over the Capitol for their school or legislation outlawing beets at dinnertime.

Recall effort wrong answer for getting better government
The effort currently under way to recall Gov. Frank Murkowski and Lt. Gov. Loren Leman is misguided.

Around the Peninsula
Fish and Game committee to meetBlood drive slated this weekSoroptimists to meetPhi Theta Kappa to hold induction ceremonyDog classes slated at PenDOGSoHi cheerleaders hold fund-raiserMaster gardeners to discuss water gardens

Students 'put a smile' on soldier's face
BRUNSWICK, Ga. Serving on the front lines during the Iraq war, Michael Zelinski relied on a group of third-grade students at Burroughs-Molette Elementary School to help ease the long, dangerous hours spent so far from home.

Martin, Parker marry in Fairbanks
Chelsey Ann Martin and Shadrack R. Parker were married Saturday, Aug. 2, 2003, at Musher's Hall in Fairbanks. Don Smith of Nome officiated.

Veteran devotes time to helping others
A thick fog clinging to the muddy hills provided cover for two American soldiers whose mission it was to capture prisoners to interrogate to determine enemy positions and strength.

My best friend
Shane and Bailey Blumentritt of Soldotna dream of teaching their horse, Goldie, to pull a sleigh.

Canine ceremony they call it puppy love
AMARILLO, Texas Minutes before her wedding, Daisy Hudson seemed a bit antsy. Cranky, even.

Anoles are great as first-time pets
The anole is one of the most common and easy to care for lizards in the reptile trade. As such, it is known for being a great starter pet for first-time reptile owners.

Panthers nab second at state
Led by Jed Wade's fourth consecutive state title, Wasilla High School wrestled away with its first ever state wrestling title Saturday at Chugiak High School.

Homer sweeps Nikiski
The Homer hockey team defeated Nikiski 6-4 Friday at the Jason Peterson Memorial Ice Rink to finish up the Greatland Hockey Conference regular season in second place.

West blows past East in YoungStars game
ST. PAUL, Minn. Anaheim's Joffrey Lupul scored three goals and Colorado's Philippe Sauve stopped 18 of 21 shots for the Western Conference in a 7-3 victory over the Eastern Conference in the YoungStars game Saturday night.

Oberholser, Singh tied for lead
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. Arron Oberholser can think of no other setting as peaceful than Pebble Beach.

Kenai skaters defend region crown
The Kenai Central High School hockey team laid claim to its second straight Region III/4A North Star Conference title Saturday, defeating the Wasilla Warriors 6-1 in the region tournament championship game at the Soldotna Sports Center.

Nikiski girls cagers stifle Anchorage Christian
The Nikiski girls basketball team got defensive Friday in picking up a District 3/3A victory over Anchorage Christian Schools in Anchorage.

Stanford nips Arizona on buzzer-beater to stay perfect
STANFORD, Calif. Third-stringer Nick Robinson hit a running 3-pointer from about 35 feet at the buzzer, and second-ranked Stanford held off No. 12 Arizona 80-77 Saturday to stay undefeated.

NHL All-Star game staged under cloud of labor uncertainty
ST. PAUL, Minn. Jeremy Roenick is realistic: Labor agreement or not, this is probably his last trip to the All-Star game. So he, like everyone involved with the midseason classic, hopes the NHL shows off its best side.

Pro Bowl packed with notable newcomers
HONOLULU When Anquan Boldin discovered he has been chosen for the same number of Pro Bowls as Steve McNair, the Arizona receiver almost demanded a recount.

Franzmann, Walton take Homer Invite
Soldotna's Katie Franzmann and Ryan Walton led their teams to team titles Saturday at the Homer Invite at McNeil Canyon Ski Trails.

Bryans win doubles to clinch quarterfinal spot
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) Ah, home sweet home.

Knicks top Heat, claim fourth straight victory
MIAMI Stephon Marbury scored all 16 of his points in the first half, and the New York Knicks extended their winning streak to four games with a 76-64 victory over the Miami Heat on Saturday.

SoHi, SkyHi don't go down easy
The Skyview Panthers and the Soldotna Stars each saw their high school hockey season come to an end Friday, but neither team went quietly at the Region III/4A North Star Conference hockey tournament at the Soldotna Sports Center.

Ninilchik cagers split with Lumen Christi
The Ninilchik High School basketball teams split with visiting Lumen Christi Saturday in District 3/2A competition.

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