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Sunday, March 2, 2008

Ground won't be gained
Plans to annex four neighboring areas into the city of Soldotna were stopped dead in their tracks Friday by a veto of the mayor.

Huckabee to Texas: Don't count me out just yet
AMARILLO, Texas Presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee, trailing in delegates by a 4-to-1 margin, pleaded with Texas Republicans not to count him out in his White House bid.

Photo feature: Chairman by the boards
Xander Miller, 9, takes a seat -- or two, or three, or four -- to watch the Kenai River Brown Bears hockey team battle against the Texas Tornado on Friday night at the Soldotna Sports Center.

Coming on line
The Kenai Police Department is looking forward to better communication between itself, the Soldotna Police Department and Alaska State Troopers this year. Approximately six years after upgrading the department's dispatch center to include digital technology, the Kenai Police Department will be able to communicate with other peninsula and state law enforcement agencies via the Alaska Land Mobile Radio (ALMR).

'Protect Your Child' raises awareness
Missing children. Their pictures are on flyers in the mall, on the wall in post offices, and perhaps even on the side of milk cartons. And, while their parents may have been aware of the dangers of kidnapping or being separated from a child during a natural disaster, at least a few probably never thought it would ever happen to their own child.

CPH to get new equipment
Central Peninsula Hospital will spend nearly $580,000 to upgrade the facility's diagnostic capabilities through the purchase of three new ultrasound machines.

Winter sky goes out with a bang
As usual, winter ends with a bang because the brightest stars in the prettiest constellations are most prominent in the sky. The view in the diagram is south in early March between 9 and 10 p.m., or late in March around 8 p.m.

'The people made the job'
Kenneth Slater spent 27 years working the Swanson River oil field, but if you ask him about his career, what he'll tell you about is people.

Who says civics can't be fun?
In this day and age of the Internet, teleconferences and e-mail alerts, it is easier than ever to keep fully informed and up-to-date on what's going on in the Alaska Legislature.

Pet Photo: Best Friend
"We got Presto from the Seward Animal Shelter in January," said Beth Berrien-Clark of Seward. "Presto is almost 3 months old and is a great cat with huge purring capabilities! He loves to pounce as well as snuggle. He was a great choice for our family." Presto climbed into a box of single serving chips recently and slept in it for quite some time, she said. "He likes feeling closed in, even though it's see-through plastic."

Cat owner sees double
AMARILLO, Texas We were taught in college journalism classes to approach things with a somewhat cynical and skeptical attitude. It's a healthy attitude in covering public officials, government legislation and tips on two-faced kittens.

Kards sweep 2 from SkyHi
Skyview had a banner hanging in its gym to signify senior night on Friday.

Foldagers choose a college
The answer was obvious.

March Madness begins quickly
Careful the description you give, for choosing upset or dream sequence just wouldn't be correct.

ACS girls finish with perfect conference record
The Anchorage Christian Schools girls basketball team completed an undefeated regular season in the Southcentral Conference on Saturday with a 48-28 victory over Seward in Anchorage.

Brown Bears drop 2 games at home
Kenai River coach Mike Flanagan sensed something was amiss during his team's early morning skate Friday.

Weddings
Roscoe and Rita (Haddock) Helleck celebrate 50 years of marriage Buschur, Saltzgiver plan to marry

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