Sunday, April 18, 2004

Home-run Cards tap the Rockies
ST. LOUIS The St. Louis Cardinals celebrated Mark McGwire's return with a few home runs.

Schilling pitches Red Sox to another victory over Yankees
BOSTON Curt Schilling swung his arm in the air, angry when his manager came to the mound to give him the hook.

Soldotna event teaches ways to make life easier
Saturday's dark skies and wet weather weren't enough to keep hundreds of people from attending the Kenai Peninsula Builders Association's 25th annual Home Show at the Soldotna Sports Center.

Working group process updated
During Thursday's Kenai River Special Management Advisory meeting, Alaska State Parks Area Superintendent Chris Degernes gave an update on the Kenai River Working Group process and also released the names of the 14 representatives picked by Alaska State Parks Director Gary Morrison to serve on the panel.

Economic forum: Success lies in peninsula communities
The same message was stressed over and over again Friday at the Kenai Peninsula Economic Opportunities Forum: Home is where the money is.

Ideas rewarded
The Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District announced the winners Friday of its economic "Bright Ideas" contest, which challenged area residents to come up with innovative business and economical ideas that can be implemented on the Kenai Peninsula.

Wagoner bill gets KRSMA backing
Something's better than nothing.

Melissa Ann Davidson
Former Soldotna resident Melissa Ann Davidson died Sunday, March 28, 2004, in a plane crash in the Cascades near Salem, Ore. She was 24.

Michelle Ann Moorcroft
Former Kenai resident Michelle Ann Moorcroft died Wednesday, April 14, 2004, at Harbor View Hospital in Seattle after a long illness. She was 40.

Time for fiscal fix now, not later
Currently, Alaska crude oil prices exceed $35 per barrel, which keeps declining state oil revenues relatively high.

Doctor's suggestion turns into reality check on how to deal with bad news
Here's a fun trick to play on someone:

Time for legislators to ante up with plan to solve fiscal woes
Last week was full of tax talk.

Secretary performs many duties for school, students she loves
Phyllis Halstead's job title may be school secretary, but anyone who knows her will confess there's much more to her work than typing and filing.

Gunfight at the Pa. corral: Mayor wants to bring the Old West east
HARRISBURG, Pa. Stephen R. Reed had a dream, unbridled by geography.

Around the Peninsula
Teen center seeking camerasSamoan church featured at serviceProm committee to hold final meetingAlliance to discuss permanent fundGarden brunch scheduledMaster gardeners to finish lecture seriesNew charter school accepting applicationsKKC offering puppy, agility classes

Pittsburgh: Will tourists find charm in historic steps?
PITTSBURGH Bob Regan is out to save part of Pittsburgh's history one step at a time.

My best friend
Julie, a two-year-old Bichon Frise, loves to play in the snow with her owner, Lilly McCauley and family of Kenai.

Tips for helping pets lose weight
Weight loss and fitness are not only important to people's good health, but to pets' as well. Humans can determine if their pet is overweight by:

When you're away, where will your pet stay?
Although summer is still weeks away, it's getting close enough that many people are already starting to plan their vacations. Where to go, what to do and what to bring are all important questions to answer, but one important question often goes unasked until the last minute: Where will pets go while you are away?

Beer Cheese and Broccoli Soup
This recipe came from a restaurant in Colorado, but I use less chicken base and added finely chopped broccoli. The beer definitely sets the flavor for this soup.

Sports Briefs
Track meets canceledTaurasi selected by Mercury with No. 1 pickRoddick reaches Clay finals

Philadelphia nixes Devils
PHILADELPHIA Robert Esche stood in the crease, raised his arms and jumped while teammates mobbed him. Martin Brodeur put his head down and slowly skated off the ice.

O'Neal helps lackluster Lakers defeat Rockets
LOS ANGELES The playoffs arrived and the Los Angeles Lakers hardly looked like championship material.

AP Source: James to win rookie of the year
LeBron James, the super-hyped phenom who went from high school to the pros and kept the Cleveland Cavaliers in playoff contention until late in the season, has beaten out Carmelo Anthony in voting for the NBA's Rookie of the Year award.

SkyHi blanks Colony
The Skyview boys soccer team set a new high mark and a new low mark Friday at Colony High School.

Byrd draws, Ruiz gets win
NEW YORK Andrew Golota kept his hands up and his wits about him. Chris Byrd did even better, keeping his heavyweight title in a draw that gave Golota another bad moment at Madison Square Garden.

Adu scores, United loses to MetroStars
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. Freddy Adu's first professional goal didn't help D.C. United win.

Kerr holds on for win at Takefuji Classic
LAS VEGAS Cristie Kerr rolled in a 3-foot par putt on the seventh playoff hole Saturday to beat South Korean rookie Seol-An Jeon in the Takefuji Classic.

NFL parity forgot all about Chargers
SAN DIEGO Standing at a podium in a party tent six years ago, San Diego Chargers owner Alex Spanos gushed about the team's new quarterback, obtained with the second pick in the draft.

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