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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Follow the guidelines, get yourself checked
In an letter to the editor on March 15, a comment was made that the stand of the American Cancer Society (ACS) on prostate cancer is that "what men don't know won't hurt them. And besides if they did know they would just be confused about what to do about it." I was troubled by this, so I did a little research. On the ACS Web site link "Detailed Guide - Prostate Cancer; Can Prostate Cancer Be Found Early," I learned that most prostate cancer is slow growing, but not all.

Militia needed in times of national crisis
Mr. Nelson raises an excellent question, why do we need the militia (letter to the editor, March 12)? Since the birth of the nation people occasionally become frightened of government behavior.

Follow the guidelines, get yourself checked
In an letter to the editor on March 15, a comment was made that the stand of the American Cancer Society (ACS) on prostate cancer is that "what men don't know won't hurt them. And besides if they did know they would just be confused about what to do about it." I was troubled by this, so I did a little research. On the ACS Web site link "Detailed Guide - Prostate Cancer; Can Prostate Cancer Be Found Early," I learned that most prostate cancer is slow growing, but not all.

For a good cause: Volunteers ready to go bald
Soldotna Police Chief John Lucking Jr. has put a price on his head. Five thousand dollars to be exact.

Don Young pitches volcano monitoring
Two days and a year after the first explosion in 2009 at the summit of Mount Redoubt, Rep. Don Young introduced legislation on Wednesday to establish a National Volcano Early Warning and Monitoring System.

Fill a niche: Sterling woman proves it's never too late to chase a dream
At 60 years of age, Denniece, "Miss Dee Dee," Lofgren, and her husband, William, are living the pioneers' dream in Alaska in a somewhat less than usual kind of way.

Capital budget could grow: Debate more amiable than last year
Legislators are expecting this year's capital budget, the one-time spending on big-ticket items, to be beefier than last year's, as the state hopes to fend off a recession that has not hit Alaska nearly as hard as elsewhere.

Mariposa Ashford
Soldotna infant Mariposa Ashford was stillborn Monday, March 15, 2010 at Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage.

UA's academic change of command
We say welcome and good luck to Pat Gamble as the new president of the University of Alaska system.

Hypothermia: Stay warm, stay dry, stay alive
Last month a friend responded to a snowmachine accident north of Seward. As he and other members of the search-and rescue-team made their way on snowmachines to the injured rider, the weather deteriorated to blizzard conditions. The rescue team made it to the injured party and determined that the victim had a back injury and was unable to ride out of the mountains on a sled. A helicopter was requested to medevac the victim out, but due to poor weather conditions, no aircraft was able to fly. Unprepared, the rescue team, victim and his friends settled in for an unexpected cold and wet night out in the mountains.

Going native
In 1978, when I moved to Sterling from Anchorage, I sold my lawnmower and swore I'd never have another.

Photo feature: Iditarod finish

Around the Peninsula

Community Dialogue: High Impact Projects

Playoff preview: Bears host Wild in final home games of regular season
The Kenai River Brown Bears will play their last two home games of the regular season today and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Soldotna Sports Center.

CIA boys cruise into semifinals: Ninilchik boys succumb to intense pressure of Point Hope
Point Hope scored 52 first-half points en route to a 73-42 dismantling of Ninilchik in the first round of the boys Class 2A state basketball tournament on Thursday at the Sullivan Arena.

CIA, Ninilchik girls reach semifinals
Amie Smithwick drained a 3-pointer midway through the second quarter to give Cook Inlet Academy a two-point lead over Point Hope in the opening round of the Class 2A state basketball tournament at Sullivan Arena. The Eagles wouldn't trail for the rest of the game.

Church Briefs

Events continue at Saint Luke's

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