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Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Bumble in the Bronx: Yankees booed at home
NEW YORK Standing next to Yankees general manager Brian Cashman in an elevator, Reggie Jackson was startled by the silence.

Sox sweep Yanks
NEW YORK Pedro Martinez pitched seven sharp innings, Manny Ramirez hit a two-run homer and the Boston Red Sox beat the Yankees 2-0 Sunday for their first series sweep of New York since Sept. 10-12, 1999.

Cincinnati hangs loss on Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH Sean Casey's two-run homer backed Aaron Harang's effective pitching, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 Monday night despite losing Austin Kearns indefinitely with a broken forearm.

Clement, Cubs stay hot against Mets
CHICAGO Matt Clement took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning and struck out a career-high 13, leading the Chicago Cubs over the New York Mets 4-1 Sunday for their sixth straight victory.

Sears store offers lower 48 prices
Buy Local Today. This simple message has been the foundation of peninsula-based businesses that are the lifeblood of our local community. Local Sears Dealer store owner, Bryan Lien, felt there were too many peninsula residents taking their business to Anchorage or points south, draining the local economic base.

25th Annual Home Show sets all time attendance record
If attendance at the Annual Builders Show is an economic indicator, the Kenai Peninsula is in for a record breaking summer. According to Cindy Heaverley, executive officer with the Kenai Peninsula Builders Association (KPBA) the previous high attendance was 5,000 visitors set in 2002 and equaled in '03.

Ladies in Red not in waiting
Members of the Red Hat Society lined up last weekend to attend the KPC Comedy Night. Passers by thought perhaps they were a group of ladies in their Easter bonnets, however upon inquiry they were informed by the Queen mother of the society that all the lovely gray haired ladies were indeed members of the Red Hat Society.

Dent takes State Youth of the Year title
Earlier this year Kristopher Dent a Nikiski High School senior was selected as the Kenai Peninsula Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year, which gave Kris to on to the State competition in Anchorage.

K-Beach kids take care of their adopted stream
As spring slowly works it way through the ice and snow on the Kenai Peninsula, students at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School continue their monitoring of Slikok Creek. The school has been participating in the Adopt-A-Stream program for the last ten years, and has made many interesting observations.

NOW PLAYING: Man On Fire
It could be the war in Iraq. It could be the worsening economy. It could be, I suppose, simple coincidence, but however you look at it, Hollywood has produced an inordinate number of rampaging revenge flicks lately.

House takes step toward POMV
JUNEAU House lawmakers on Monday took the first step toward tapping a portion of the $27.9 billion Alaska Permanent Fund to close the state's chronic budget shortfalls.

Students recognized for academic success
On April 1, Kenai Central High School held its 13th academic awards banquet for 134 students who earned a 3.5 or above GPA during the fall semester. Full-time students at KCHS are eligible for an academic letter if they have two consecutive semesters of 3.5 or above GPAs.

Community shows support at Head Start fund-raiser
The first dinner-auction-show for the benefit of Sterling Head Start was a dazzling success. Comments from the attendees of the sold-out event were heard of what a fun time they had supporting a great cause.

Gordon sneaks past Earnhardt
TALLADEGA, Ala. Jeff Gordon seized the lead from Dale Earnhardt Jr. with six laps remaining and barely beat him in a controversial finish Sunday, ending DEI's winning streak at Talladega Superspeedway.

Subsidy OK'd to help Homer hospital meet fund shortfall
The South Peninsula Hospital Service Area Board has approved a $585,000 operating subsidy to help the hospital meet a serious shortfall in its budget.

Borough may front cash for school accounting system
Textbooks and lectures may provide vital food for thought to thousands of eager minds, but equally important to the 9,300 students in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is the food for the belly served up each day in school lunchrooms across from Homer to Hope.

Drivers cope with rising fuel costs
Prices for gasoline and diesel fuel have been climbing steadily, but apparently not enough to upset motorists or send them off looking for cheaper prices on the Kenai Peninsula.

Watershed to focus on hydrocarbons
Based on recent studies that show the level of hydrocarbons in the Kenai River exceeded federal standards in July, the Kenai Watershed Forum will hold a community forum from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Kenai River Center.

Crime Stoppers asks for info on 3 incidents
Central Peninsula Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of suspects involved in a robbery in Kasilof, a burglary at Tustumena Elementary School and vandalism at a Skilak campground.

Low fish prices play into hatchery decision
The Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association has suspended year-round operations at its Tutka Bay Lagoon hatchery south of Homer, citing low salmon prices and a need to conserve funds for other projects.

Photo feature: Bundled up
Kim Pyfer's dog Chip avoids a cold wind by huddling inside Pyfer's jacket Saturday during a track and field meet at Skyview High School. Winds of 10 to 20 mph are expected to continue for the next several days, bringing cloud cover and possible rain. The forecast calls for temperatures in the mid-40s to upper 50s for the rest of the week.

Peninsula's Iditarod champ gets own day
It's official. April 24 is now "Mitch Seavey Day" on the Kenai Peninsula.

Documenting history
Students taking a "Fundamentals of Archaeology" class at Kenai Peninsula College got some hands-on experience on a field trip Friday by participating in a preliminary archaeological assessment at the old Ward's Cove cannery in Kenai.

Diana Mae Dalton
Anchor Point resident Diana Mae Dalton died Thursday, April 15, 2004, of natural causes at an assisted living home. She was 56.

I'm a tax preparer, and I've heard it all
I'm exhausted, frazzled, down to my last nerve. Why? Why should a middle-aged divorcee be so used up? Is it menopause? Well, no, I've felt this way every April for the last 25 years.

Pat Tillman reveals true meaning of hero What others say
In the dark days that followed the Sept. 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon that took nearly 3,000 lives, many more young Americans no doubt thought about enlisting in the war on terror than actually did.

Seismic shifts in alliances
WASHINGTON Across the world, it seems that U.S. diplomacy is breaking down.

Hammond's income tax proposal carries too many shortfalls
Former Gov. Jay Hammond professes to be mystified at the lack of widespread support for his idea of imposing a state income tax.

Births
Leah Rose Dillingham Bryce Mabon Williamson

Community News
Plant a row for the hungry campaign begins Relay for Life captains meeting today Skyview to hold talent show Area scouts to gather Community clean-up slated Army Field Band to perform Oilers seeking jobs, hosts for players Kenai Performers to hold theater camp

Community Schools
The following list of Soldotna Community Schools classes and activities beginning this week is printed as a reminded to preregistered participants. Anyone interested in a class or activity should call the Community Schools office at 262-6768.

Around the Peninsula
Gardening series continuesKDLL to hold board meetingKenai council plans work sessionsSalmon celebration set for Johnson LakeCommunity clean-up slatedLifeguard class scheduledInterfaith shelter meeting slated

Some NYO teens eye bigger games
ANCHORAGE Adolph Paul of Kipnuk had won the past two years, and he knew the competition would be gunning for him.

Around the Peninsula
New charter school accepting applications Watershed to focus on hydrocarbons WRCC to hold board meeting Navy band to perform Refuge sponsors bird sightings hotline Refuge sponsors bird sightings hotline Book sale planned Asthma care training offered Salmon celebration set for Johnson Lake Kayak festival planned

Peninsula People
Homer youth to attend USAFA science program Brantley awarded scholarship Soldotna resident makes deans list Clark graduates college

Busy draft wraps after second day
NEW YORK Right from the beginning, it was one of the busiest NFL drafts.

'My name will be clear in the near future'
American men and women swept all six races at the ''U.S. vs. the World'' relays, the meet within a meet at this weekend's Penn Relays.

Kenai's Araya appreciates opportunities
Kenai Central senior Jose Araya grew up in Costa Rica, where temperatures stay in the 70s and 80s. In Alaska, such temperatures usually set records.

Lecavalier strike puts Tampa up 2-0
AMPA, Fla. Cory Sarich flicked the bouncing puck into the neutral zone, hoping to keep it away from the Montreal Canadiens. He wound up giving the Tampa Bay Lightning a whole lot more.

Pistons go up 3-1 on Bucks
MILWAUKEE Richard Hamilton scored 27 points and the Detroit Pistons shot 56.9 percent Monday night in taking a 3-1 series lead with a 109-92 rout of the Milwaukee Bucks.

Malone delivers Game 4 win
HOUSTON A stubborn old man put the Los Angeles Lakers within one victory of the second round.

Bulldog boys bear down on Hawks
The Nikiski boys soccer team picked up a win Friday at Houston, downing the Hawks 3-1 behind second half goals from Israel Blatchford and Nick Russell.

Sharks push Avalanche to brink of elimination
DENVER Evgeni Nabokov could be on his way to becoming this season's Jean-Sebastien Giguere.

Singh wins Houston Open
HUMBLE, Texas Vijay Singh is usually unbeatable entering the final round of a tournament.

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