Sunday, February 22, 2004

Chic restaurants offer low-carb, too
DETROIT As Burger King promotes bunless burgers and Subway hawks low-carb sandwich wraps, some upscale restaurants are pouring on the cream and perfecting flourless batter in their own appeal to those on Atkins-style diets.

Oh waiter, there's a carb on my plate
When going out to a nice restaurant, that's the time to put the diet on hold.

Dark chocolate might reduce blood pressure, study says
CHICAGO A small study suggests that eating dark chocolate can lower your blood pressure a delicious instance in which something that tastes good might, for a change, be good for you, too.

Legislation would tighten limits on telemarketers
JUNEAU Pesky telemarketers banned from making unsolicited phone calls under a new federal law would face additional restrictions in Alaska under a proposal in the Legislature.

Assembly members to present priorities for Kenai Peninsula
Three Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly members head to the nation's capital Saturday to lobby Congress for money to fund a host of projects, including outfitting various service areas with a long list of much-needed emergency equipment and to seek support for the borough's list of legislative priorities.

Visit helps senator stay in touch
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski spent Friday on a whirlwind tour of the central Kenai Peninsula, taking time to talk with a variety of local government, community and business leaders.

Darrel B. Papczak
Soldotna area resident Darrel B. Papczak died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004, at his home from cancer. He was 57.

Felicidad 'Phyllis' (Purugganan) Kahakauwila
Longtime Kenai resident Felicidad "Phyllis" (Purugganan) Kahakauwila died Friday, Feb. 20, 2004, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. She was 74.

Plan for giant, final dividend payment not the best answer
To hear some Alaskans talking, one might begin to think that money really can buy happiness.

Hobby leads to unforeseeable progress in competition, flight, friend
Last weekend was bittersweet for me. It was the end of an era. I've written about Bailey, my 8-year-old golden retriever, lots of times. She's my agility queen. I am her jester along for laughs, mainly.

NAFTA rears up as key presidential issue
WASHINGTON Move over Vietnam. A candidate's position on the free trade deal that links the United States with Mexico and Canada may have more bearing on the presidential race than 30-year-old military records.

Around the Peninsula
Little League umpires soughtWinter Family Fun Day todayNikiski blood drive scheduledHarley owners group getting togetherChild care workshops plannedQuilters plan yard saleB and B association meeting slatedKids invited to cheer campFish and Game committee meeting set

Genealogists search for clues to unearth their ancestries
There's a blacksmith. Quakers who once owned part of Nantucket Island. A woman who lost four sons to disease in the Civil War. Brothers captured by Indians and sold to Jesuits in Canada.

Gray, Burger announce engagement
Johanna Gray and Doc Burger of Big Lake have announced their plans to marry in the summer of 2005 in Big Lake.

Tortillas may be best thing since sliced bread
SAN JOSE, Calif. Move over, white bread. Make way for the bread of the future: the tortilla.

My best friend
Toby the cat likes to steal anything shiny, especially jewelry, so owner Anna Finley of Kenai has to keep a close eye on him.

Introducing new cats slowly can reduce fighting
Introducing a new cat to a home where one or more cats already live can typically have three outcomes: It goes off without a hitch; there is slight friction at first but everyone settles in; or the claws come out, the fur starts to fly and the cats look more like prizefighters than affectionate pets.

VanMeter, Carr take Iron Dog
ANCHORAGE (AP) A pair of Kenai Peninsula racers roared across the finish line Saturday morning at Big Lake to capture the championship of the Tesoro Iron Dog snowmobile race.

Cronk stars in Wasilla's overtime win at Homer
Chandice Cronk scored all seven of Wasilla's points in overtime to lead the Warriors to a 59-57 Region III/4A victory Friday in Wasilla.

Skyview boys take down Wasilla
Chalk this one up to purple pride.

Cook Inlet Academy sweeps Nikolaevsk
Playing boys basketball in District 3/2A is like being a marathoner in Kenya or a downhill skier in Austria. Some of the state's best teams are just another team in District 3/2A.

Seward girls continue rolling in District 3/3A
The Seward High School girls basketball team continued to dominate District 3/3A opponents, downing Grace 40-29 Saturday in Seward.

Weir takes control at Nissan Open
LOS ANGELES Mike Weir tried to turn the Nissan Open into a runaway Saturday, shooting a 5-under 66 for a five-stroke lead and the lowest 54-hole score in tournament history.

Sports Briefs
Oilers baseball to give out scholarshipsGatt holds lead in Yukon QuestMinnesota sweeps Alaska AnchorageRodriguez makes mark with Yankees

Devils' Gomez breaks out
NEW YORK Scott Gomez scored two goals and added three assists for the second time in three games, and Patrick Elias had four points to lead New Jersey past the New York Rangers, 7-3 on Saturday.

Stanford, Saint Joseph's keep perfect records
LOS ANGELES Rob Little scored 18 points to lead No. 1 Stanford to a 73-60 victory over UCLA on Saturday, the Cardinal's school-record 23rd consecutive win.

The Next Level
SoHi's Besse gets it done at VanguardSoHi's Williams earns award at Valley City State

Grizzlies fall to Bulldogs
The Nikiski Bulldogs did a bit of bear baiting Friday night.

Skyview girls keep team title
The Skyview High School girls cross-country ski team, led by three skiers in the top 10 in the overall individual standings, captured its 10th title in the last 13 years at the Region III Cross-Country Skiing Championships hosted by the Panthers Saturday at Tsalteshi Trails.

Nets win 13th straight game
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. Kenyon Martin had 23 points, 13 rebounds, four steals and four blocks, and New Jersey Nets tied the longest winning streak in the NBA this season 13 with a 97-84 victory Saturday over the New Orleans Hornets.

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