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Saturday, April 9, 2005

Big rally pushes Indians past White Sox
CHICAGO — Casey Blake, Coco Crisp and Ronnie Belliard hit ninth-inning homers off Shingo Takatsu, and the Cleveland Indians rallied from a five-run deficit to beat the Chicago White Sox 11-5 Thursday behind Victor Martinez's go-ahead single in the 11th.

Francona doing better
BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox manager Terry Francona did not have a heart attack and results of medical tests on him ''are very good,'' Boston's team doctor said Thursday.

A dog's life: Warrior still running strong
Editor's note: Since first appearing in the Peninsula Clarion in 2001, a photograph of the dog Warrior, then a part of Jon Little's team for the Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race, has run several more times in the paper, most recently on the cover of the Clarion's Iditarod special section. Warrior has retired from competitive distance racing, but his current owner, Mitch Michaud, submitted the following column to update readers on the sled dog's career.

Hockey tournament brought out the best in community
As the winter comes to a close, I would like to point out some events and happenings that had great economic impact to our area but go unnoticed, to some, as an economic benefit.

There's no place for an adult bookstore in Soldotna
Please print my letter concerning the "adult bookstore-peep shows," that we do not want this kind of business in our towns.

Marijuana far less harmful than prescription drugs, tobacco
Senate Bill 74 versus a public opinion of 138,000 yes votes for marijuana.

Plenty of risk associated with mine project
Even as the sweet smell of success urges Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. forward toward development of its Pebble Mine site northwest of Iliamna, a company report filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission suggests Americans suing mine managers might not find justice or compensation for wrongs in U.S. courts should things turn sour.

Mine infrastructure needs are many
Building and operating a mine on the Pebble porphyry northwest of Iliamna isn't a matter of opening the earth and extracting its wealth. The mine's future location is miles from a port capable of handling its output for shipment out of Alaska.

Conference seeks answers to jobs question
With all the talk in Alaska about new mines and pipelines, people are starting to wonder where all of the workers will come from.

Assembly's veto override fails
An attempt to override a mayoral veto of an ordinance requiring summarized estimates of the anticipated economic effects of future proposed ordinances, commonly called fiscal notes, failed at Tuesday's Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting when veto opponents could muster only five of the six votes needed.

Council: Water, sewer rates rising in Kenai
It's that time of year again. For the third year in a row, Kenai water and sewer users will soon see an increase in the rates they pay for city utilities.

Paul Kim
Longtime Alaska resident Paul Kim died Tuesday, March 29, 2005, at Heritage Place in Soldotna after a short illness. He was 87.

James 'Jim' H. Jenkins
Former Kenai resident James "Jim" H. Jenkins died Tuesday, March 8, 2005, in Tucumcari, N.M. He was 81.

Dolly Spencer
Longtime Homer resident Dolly Spencer died Wednesday, April 6, 2005, at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer. She was 75.

Oney Pearl 'Cookie' Stuefloten
Longtime Ninilchik resident Oney Pearl "Cookie" Stuefloten died Monday, April 4, 2005, at her home. She was 86.

Home show, airport worth getting out for
This week's more spring-like weather is making Kenai Peninsula residents want to get out and about, and there are two good reasons to do that.

Wildland fire behavior prediction is both science and art
Predicting wildland fire behavior is somewhat like predicting the behavior of a wild animal. Wildlife biologists or behavioral scientists may study a species or observe the individual activities of an animal over a period of time, and become somewhat proficient at predicting behavior.

'Mother' Boyle builds global gear company
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Gert ''Mother'' Boyle has lived her life and built Columbia Sportswear into a billion-dollar global business guided by a few simple rules, rugged determination and a playful wit.

Outdoor Briefs
Clarion collecting duct tape tales

Courses prep wilderness first-responders
JUNEAU — Several agencies in town are training people to treat trauma and other medical situations in the middle of nowhere.

Officials brace for mushroom boom in areas impacted by wildfires
ANCHORAGE — Alaska has a history of booms — fur, gold, oil. This summer could see another — a 'shroom boom.

Around the Peninsula
Blood drive setLittle League registration continuesGenealogical society to meetRotary rose sale beginsCity council work session slatedKPC council meeting plannedDinner, auction benefit scheduled

Networks placing new faith in religious shows
LOS ANGELES — The Gospel according to Mel, as the TV industry views it, is that religion sells.

Cardinals sworn to secrecy for vote
VATICAN CITY — Excommunication. ''Grave penalties'' meted out by the pope himself.

Religion Briefs
Missionary league to meet40 Days of Purpose campaign setMatrix to meetDrama performance setClothing availableBible study group to meetClothes Quarters openRelationship seminar set

Web search yields pews for Funny River church
For less than the price of the lumber alone, the newly built Lutheran Community Church in Funny River now has 21 like-new white oak pews, thanks to an Internet search that directed the faithful to www.usedpews.org.

Resurrecting church attendance after Easter
After Easter, some pack away their religion until Christmas or even the next resurrection celebration, but an annual dressed-up trek to church on Easter Sunday, without allowing this miracle to radically change our lives, misses the significance of the resurrection and is a far cry from what happened following the first Easter.

Knicks beaten by Nets
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Jason Kidd had 28 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds for his 66th career triple-double, and the New Jersey Nets kept their slim playoff hopes alive by beating the Knicks 110-98 Thursday night in a physical game that sent New York to its season-high eighth straight loss.

NHL GMs, players discuss rules changes
ROMULUS, Mich. — Even with NHL ice empty for nearly seven months, general managers and players are trying to find better ways to fill the net.

Masters starts wet, wacky
AUGUSTA, Ga. — What started as a wet Masters soon turned into a wacky one.

Kenai's Canady helps Sioux reach finals
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Erik Fabian is rounding into form, just in time for the North Dakota's final game.

Hagen-Lillevik throws many irons in the fire
Kenai Central senior Synneva Hagen-Lillevik does not know what her major in college will be yet, but she will have a bunch of recreational pursuits and hobbies to help her relax as she pursues that major.

Photo feature: Bull ... twinkle?
A yearling moose browses alongside Kalifornsky Beach Road on Thursday morning. Spring weather means easier meals for the large animals.

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