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Sunday, April 23, 2006

Quality on the line in fishing venture
A group of local commercial fishermen plan to make waves with a company they created to give fishermen more control over processing and allow them to reap greater profits from well-handled fish.

Program shows kids can recycle
Since its inception, Earth Day has been a day devoted to caring for the planet, and Kenai Peninsula youth showed how much they cared this Saturday during the annual Great Aluminum Can Roundup held at the Central Peninsula Landfill on the Sterling Highway.

Concerns over rainbow trout spawn stricter fishing rules
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is issuing an emergency order that will temporarily prohibit fishermen from removing rainbow trout from waters between the mouth of the Kenai River and an area near the inlet of Skilak Lake, in an effort to the reduce spawning fish mortality.

Andrew G. Kanaback
Lifelong Alaska and Port Graham resident Andrew G. Kanaback died Monday, April 17, 2006, in Long Term Care at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer with family members at his side. He was 73.

Arminta Mae Blackwell
Longtime Soldotna resident Arminta Mae Blackwell died Friday, April 21, 2006, of natural causes at her home. She was 99.

Human fighting is an art: Competition enjoyable to watch on multiple levels
Since the Greeks first introduced them in the Olympic Games in 648 B.C., combat sports have long been a popular pastime for many around the world.

Letters flood slows down their printing
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The rest of the fish story UCIDAL: KRSA economic analysis contains fatal flaws
Several economic facts were selectively picked, altered or omitted concerning the commercial fishing industry as reported by Kenai River Sportfishing Association (KRSA). Following are the 2005 commercial landings and ex-vessel payments in the Kenai Peninsula Borough: salmon — 34,615,000 pounds generated over $33 million; halibut — 16,439,721 pounds generated over $49 million; black cod — 8,459,797 pounds generated over $34 million; and gray cod — 2,560,000 pounds generated over $1.5 million.

Van Liths celebrate 50th
Donald and Helen Van Lith of Kenai celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Feb. 11, 2006. They were married Feb. 11, 1956 in Rochester, Minn.

Arguably great
It’s 10 a.m. on a Saturday morning at Skyview High School, and Kate Linner is talking to a wall about NATO.

Masters of mouthing off
Drama, debate and forensics team members compete in a wide variety of events. On the debate side, there is policy — cross examination, or CX — debate, which pits two-person teams against one another, Lincoln-Douglas debate, which is one-on-one, and public forum debate, with two-person teams arguing informally, similar to televised political debates.

Around the Peninsula
Softballers meeting to plan season Library hosts healing discussion Fetal Alcohol disorders training set Boaters to hold membership meet HEA to cut power for maintenance

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Athletes soak up sunshine
And finally, some sunshine.

Soccer season cranks up
The host Palmer boys soccer team improved to 4-0-0 on the season with a 3-0 victory over Kenai on Saturday.

A team of their own
It was not a beautiful day for softball.

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