Sunday, February 17, 2008

Business workshop planned
Careful planning is fundamental to success in business, but being able to prognosticate pitfalls isn't always easy, particularly for the small business owner that is just starting out.

Prescription drug database proposed
A measure now before the Alaska Senate would authorize the Board of Pharmacy to create and keep a detailed record of which Alaskans are using prescription drugs.

Photo feature: Making light of it
A worker makes an adjustment to a street light on the Kenai Spur Highway last week. As the daylight hours increase with each passing day, street lights are coming on later in the evening. Sunrise is 8:41 this morning; sunset is 5:57 p.m.

KWF plan stalls with city council
Staffers with the Kenai Watershed Forum will have to wait a little longer to move into their new headquarters home in Soldotna Creek Park if that in fact is to be their new home.

KRSMA seeks public participation
The Kenai River Special Management Area advisory board is seeking knowledgeable members of the public who are interested in river issues and want to voice their ideas and concerns. These people would fill seats on the advisory board's committees and will lend their expertise on issues affecting the Kenai River and surrounding communities.

Please, be careful in the backcountry
Please, please, please, be careful out there.

Message leaves much to ponder: Voices of the Clarion
It's difficult being a hippie in an Army haircut, but nevertheless, I spent a good part of the late '60s and early '70s devouring such peace and universal love teachings as Kahlil Gibran's "The Prophet" and a little breast-pocket guide called "Springs of Indian Wisdom."

Around the Peninsula
Tuneful singers sought Presidents Day closures planned Dinner, auction fundraiser planned Car seat check slated SoHi Class of '88 seeks information World travelers needed

Unhinged Alaska
In my last column I offered some advice to aspiring freelance writers that they should be cognizant of the fact that their monetary rewards will probably be so low that they will not qualify for any poverty level known to man. That brought a deluge of letters (two) giving me heat for wanting to keep a good thing for myself. They claimed that the life sounded exciting and that it must be terrific to be your own boss and tackle challenging assignments. Right, here's an example of life on the edge.

Pet photo: Best Friends
According to Paula Snell of Anchor Point, there are five dogs in their household but only the two are Whippets. "They want me to share my chair with them. I am only able to sit right on the edge of the chair, and they make sure that if lean back too far that a foot will shove me forward," Snell said. The larger Whippet is Scout, a 3-year-old that has competed in agility for a year. Whisper is the little one on top of Scout. She is 3 months old and will start her agility training later this year.

Munn leads Cook Inlet Academy boys past Ninilchik
Garyn Munn scored a game-high 23 points, 16 in the first half, in leading Cook Inlet Academy past Ninilchik, 78-70, on the final day of the Ninilchik Invitational on Saturday.

Kenai River takes 2 from Topeka
Kenai River may be the Bizzaro Topeka.

Bulldogs claw their way past Seahawks
Despite trailing 9-0 out of the gate, the Nikiski girls defeated Seward, 34-30, Friday night in a feisty Southcentral Conference game filled with pressure defense, loose-ball scrambles, fracases and fouls.

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