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Saturday, May 7, 2005

Brewers club Cubs, win seventh straight
MILWAUKEE — Carlos Lee's bloop single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning gave the Milwaukee Brewers their seventh straight victory, 6-5 over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday.

Red Sox shut down Tigers
DETROIT — Bronson Arroyo took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning, and David Ortiz's tiebreaking double in the ninth sent the Boston Red Sox to a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday.

Sterilization program protects wild fish stocks
MACKAY, Idaho — At the foot of a high Central Idaho mountain, a half-million baby kokanee salmon dart back and forth in a concrete raceway like flashing silver arrows.

Still some winter out there
Itching for a way to get into shape for the summer hiking season? Got the shakes for an outdoor adventure without a lot of traffic on the trails? Craving one last chance at some winter recreation before all the white stuff disappears? Then perhaps an overnight snowshoe excursion to Lost Lake in the Chugach National Forest is a prescription that needs to be filled.

Old folks should stand together
Bill is right on target. The seniors are being exploited by repeated attacks on the few benefits they enjoy.

Foster Parent Appreciation Month should be every month
As proclaimed by Gov. Frank H. Murkowski, May is Foster Parent Appreciation Month. Although we may not always take the time to show our gratitude to the several hundred foster parents we have in Alaska, the Department of Health and Social Services knows the importance of the care a foster parent gives to children who need to live in an alternative setting.

Peninsula businesses make mission happen
Recently, LuvaChild, a local mission organization, got involved with the staff at Heritage Place to facilitate the donation of used medical equipment from Heritage and clothing gathered by several area church communities to the mission work of Eleanor Workman in Haiti.

Charter school to move
Students at Fireweed Academy, a Homer charter school, will finally have the luxury of running water and bathrooms as the school moves from its current modular housing and into West Homer Elementary.

Homer fire contained
With containment lines completely surrounding the Tracy Avenue Fire in Homer, crews are working to secure the lines by mopping up hot spots.

National Day of Prayer draws the spiritual from around peninsula
The sacred and the secular met in Kenai for the annual National Day of Prayer, held at the Legislative Affairs Building on Main Street Loop on Thursday.

Insurance forum reveals variety of coverage issues
A man with a pre-existing health condition said insurance companies won't even consider giving him coverage.

City, host society reach agreement on multipurpose facility
As any couples therapist can tell you, good communication is key in any relationship. On Wednesday, the city of Kenai and the Arctic Winter Games were able to straighten out a misunderstanding that had threatened to slow progress on one of the 2006 international winter sporting event's venues.

Rev. Joseph G. Oskolkoff
Anchorage resident the Rev. Joseph G. Oskolkoff died Monday, May 2, 2005, of natural causes at Alaska Native Medical Center. He was 86.

State needs solution before it gets burned
A family plans a camp-out weekend. As soon as night falls, they start a fire. The wind picks up.

Kasilof boat ramp to open next week
Anglers hoping to drift the Kasilof River have just five more days to wait.

Local heroes: A story about a caring family and a boat rescue
In my four years experience in law enforcement I have run across every type of person imaginable. Whether serious criminal or menial violator, I've met them all. However, every once in a while another type of person comes along and leaves a distinct impression — the caring person. I had the opportunity to meet a family of caring people last October, and it's a shame that this family's recognition took so long to come about.

Kenai refuge taking cabin reservations
The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge has instituted a reservation system for public-use cabins on the 2 million-acre refuge. The new reservation system became effective this week.

Around the Peninsula
First Friday Dialogue scheduled for tonightChristi Crux Vocal Ensemble to tour AlaskaHam dinner planned for SaturdayKasilof cleanup day slatedFamily fair set for SaturdayCar, bike show plannedWalkAmerica aims to fight premature birthsLibrary group to meet Tuesday

New tune: Faith of Our Mothers
"An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy."

Church Briefs
Vocal ensemble to tour areaSingapore minister to speakMatrix plans Mother's Day serviceDays of Purpose campaign continuesDrama troupe seeking membersBible study group to meetAWANA student laudedClothing availableClothes Quarters open

Kardinals sweep Bulldogs
The Kenai Central girls soccer team kept right on rolling Thursday night.

Skyview, Wasilla trade wins
The Skyview High School boys soccer team found its scoring touch in the second half of its match with Wasilla Thursday, connecting for five goals after halftime in a 6-3 Northern Lights Conference win at Skyview.

Rockets force seventh game
HOUSTON — Tracy McGrady shouldered the burden of doing it all in Orlando, and had no playoff success to show for it.

Hutchison earns national championship
In late April, Eli Hutchison, a junior who is home schooled and takes classes at Skyview High School, was busy collecting national and regional wrestling honors in Las Vegas.

Forget history, Sorenstam now chasing cut
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — There's a Swede in the lead at the Michelob Ultra Open.

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