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Monday, March 2, 2009

Idea for making an impact on health care
The burden of surviving after a layoff has beset far too many of our fellow citizens. This burden is poised to fall upon the public coffers and place an even greater burden of our strained public health system.

Looking for a 'permanent residence'
As an avid genealogist of some 30 years, I can attest to the importance of cemeteries and their records. In 1982, my family spent hours in a small, quiet, well-kept graveyard in Alma, Neb., carefully checking headstones for information on deceased family members.

The essence of academic freedom
One cornerstone of liberty is truth -- truth about facts that anyone can understand, and truth about scientific findings that can be explained only by a specialist in the field.

Blowin' in the wind: HEA members look toward renewable energy
Bill and Dorothy Fry, owners of Bear Creek Winery and Lodging in Homer, have always been mindful of the environment, encouraging customers to recycle and only using bags made from biodegradable and recyclable materials. Come this spring, the Frys are stepping up their green game to a whole new level: they're installing a wind turbine.

Rocket man: Local teacher close to space travel dream
As a middle school science teacher, Allan Miller is used to broadening the horizons of young learners in a wide sweep of scientific concepts.

'I'd make a good neighbor': Kenai dentist comments on rezone brouhaha
What began last fall as a Kenai dentist's wish to have his own building for the dental practice on vacant land across from Kenai Central High School rapidly burgeoned into a controversy pitting several neighborhood residents against city leaders.

Disability awareness meeting slated
Between the all of the unpaved roadways and six months of winter that leaves a majority of sidewalks blanketed under a pile of snow, it's well-known that Alaska can be a difficult place to maneuver. For those with disabilities, it can be next to impossible.

'I'd make a good neighbor': Kenai dentist comments on rezone brouhaha
What began last fall as a Kenai dentist's wish to have his own building for the dental practice on vacant land across from Kenai Central High School rapidly burgeoned into a controversy pitting several neighborhood residents against city leaders.

Disability awareness meeting slated
Between the all of the unpaved roadways and six months of winter that leaves a majority of sidewalks blanketed under a pile of snow, it's well-known that Alaska can be a difficult place to maneuver. For those with disabilities, it can be next to impossible.

Photo feature: Scraping by
An Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities worker plows Saturday's fresh snow and ice from the Kenai Spur Highway on Saturday. The weather forecast calls for increasing clouds and a chance of snow by mid week.

Cindy Lee Rehm
Longtime Kenai resident Cindy Lee Rehm died Monday, Feb. 16, 2009, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Soldotna. She was 58.

Pondering the pounds: Motherfessions Tales from the 'Hood
As I was saying, I feel fat. It doesn't help matters that I'm currently enrolled in a nutrition class. I now know, in no uncertain terms, that I am (in the most clinical definition) chub-i.

Skyview girls notch win against Homer
There's not much of a statistical difference between going 0-10 and 1-9.

Brown Bears drop 2 on road
The Brown Bears continued to struggle on their current nine-game road trip, losing Friday and Saturday to the Topeka RoadRunners.

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