Thursday, February 8, 2007

This just in... Innovative Finance
Innovative Finance is a family owned brokerage business providing lending options to help with financing for new homes or building new homes. It is located at 110 South Willow, Suite 105, Kenai.

Business Briefs
Chambers set schedulesSmall business center to host workshopYouth cooking classesHealing classes offeredJA seeks volunteers

Reader: Irrational drivel deserves a response
Some recent letters have suggested that atheists and Muslims should be thrown out of our country. It is hard to dignify such irrational drivel with a response but that is exactly the kind of ignorant, malicious extremism that our free American society needs to stand up to and loudly reject.

It’s gotta be satire. Right?
Is it, or is it not? Satire in this country these days is often hard to discern, and I found Alice Shannon’s letter of Jan. 29, a vituperative religious diatribe attacking atheists, to be a case in point. It’s level of vitriol was so off the chart that after I recovered from the shock and awe, I had to smile. It’s gotta be satire, right?

Flooding should be blamed on someone, shouldn’t it?
The current flooding occurring on the river has been explained scientifically and logically, but we all know that science and logic don’t apply to the Kenai River, only personal opinion.

Man’s body found on beach
Alaska State Troopers found the body of an adult male on the beach near the mouth of the Kasilof River on Monday afternoon.

Peterson presents board with 5 options
District Superintendent Donna Peterson presented five options to the Kenai Peninsula school board regarding school configuration in Kenai during a work session prior to Monday’s meeting.

Council looks for new water source
With no shortage of data, council members in Kenai likely will be looking into a new source of city drinking water or possibly treating water to meet stricter federal arsenic standards.

Assembly turns down added contract oversight
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly rejected a proposed ordinance Tuesday that would have required the administration obtain assembly approval before awarding contracts over $50,000, even when expenditures for those contracts had already been authorized in the annual budget.

Tri-Borough, peninsula mayors in all-day meetings Thursday
Borough Mayor John Williams will meet with his Anchorage and Matanuska-Susitna Borough counterparts Thursday in Soldotna.

District short money, ideas
Exasperation and frustration were apparent Monday as the Kenai Peninsula school board continued to wrestle with budget issues for the 2007-08 school year.

Defense plants doubt in Rogers trial
In slightly more than a half hour, the defense attorney in the Shawn Rogers murder trial planted much doubt the state will need to overcome in order to convict Rogers of first-degree murder as charged.

Ethel Pearl (Temple) Jensen
Sterling resident Ethel Pearl (Temple) Jensen died Friday, Feb. 2, 2007, at her son’s home in Sterling. She was 93.

Around the Peninsula
Recycling group meets againHistorical slide show plannedCommunity group meeting slatedIndoor soccer kicking off

Around the Peninsula
Women voters to meetSpaghetti feed fundraiser set to dishWrestling tourney slatedT-200 appreciation dinner setCommunity dance plannedAnnual wine tasting, auction to be heldValentine’s Day dinner set to dishMardi Gras ready to swingPFLAG to meetWork in progressReading carnival moves to SoHi

Sports Briefs
Ninilchik girls, boys sweep Meade River

Kardinals fly into state
As Tuesday’s practice at the Soldotna Sports Center was winding down, Kenai players repeatedly fired shots at goalie Lauren Baldwin.

Sports Briefs
Seldovia sweeps Nikolaevsk

Art Briefs
Beading classes offeredYoung playwrights wantedTheater in need of artSeward hosts race to designPoetry Out Loud open to schools

Some movies bring on the romance, others fall short
I think I have a mental block that requires me to balk at the idea of going to romance movies.

Peninsula Clarion - Pulse

MIT students urge Juneau girls to try scientific fields
Any science boys can do, girls can do better, or just as well.

Peninsula Clarion - Schools

Different ways to get to the heart of things
With Valentine’s Day coming up so soon, I thought what better time to give a few hints that may be helpful to some of you. I’m not an expert at this sort of thing, but I have quite a few friends who talk to me about this stuff.

Elluminate Live classes get high marks from instructors, students
After five class meetings, Web design instructor Mark Jensen thinks he and his students have gotten the hang of the real-time, online classroom.

Sports Briefs
Hakkinen places 31st in Italy

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