Friday, May 8, 2009

Business Briefs

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Hat irritates reader
I was among the gathering at the Soldotna Sports Center the night of April 28. I am, what some people have called a dinosaur because of my strong belief that individuals are responsible for their own actions. At the gathering, a young person, Schaeffer Cox, one of the organizers, stood in front of the audience wearing his hat during the singing of the national anthem. He was challenged by someone in the crowd for not removing his hat.

Jobs need to stay local
It is a real sad situation with Tesoro on their turnaround going on now at the plant in Nikiski.

Postal workers 'Stamp Out Hunger': Carriers to pick up donated food
The men and women who deliver mail on a daily basis are used to leaving letters and packages, but this weekend they will also be picking up food items to help support the hungry.

Assembly ups funding for schools: Amendment to borough mayor's budget proposal passes on a close vote
The borough school district can breathe a sigh a relief -- for now.

Activity on Mount Redoubt increases
As of 9 p.m. Wednesday, repetitive earthquakes dominated the seismic signal at Mount Redoubt, according to the Alaska Volcano Observatory.

Veterans' poppy programs kick off: VFW, Legion drives support veterans needing medical help, rehabilitation
Imitation red poppies will be popping out in entrance ways of Kenai Peninsula grocery stores beginning this week, marking the annual commemoration of Poppy Month honoring military service members who died in wars dating back to World War I.

Decision surprises some
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly granted the school district its funding wishes Tuesday night.

Photo feature: Rescue workers
Rescue workers from Kenai Fire Department prepare to load into an ambulance a driver from a vehicle involved in a two-car accident at the intersection of Kenai Spur Highway and Main Street Loop on Thursday afternoon.

Photo feature: Enjoy it while you can
Tanner Link and David Laurie entertain friends during a get-together on the beach in Kenai last weekend. Forecasters are calling for more sunshine -- but cooler temperatures -- this weekend.

Margie June Mapes
Long time Alaska resident Margie June Mapes died Tuesday, April 29, 2009, at Nicholson's Assisted Living in Kenai with her family by her side. She was 81.

Joyce Lorraine Moe
Longtime Alaskan and Homer resident Joyce Lorraine Moe died Saturday, April 25, 2009, at Main Street Assisted Living in Homer. She was 77.

Around the Peninsula

Little League try-outs continue

Sports Briefs

Grace sweeps Seward Invitational

Feeding the soul: Artwork brightens diner's decor
For years, people have been able to make a midday stop at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank for a hot and hearty meal, and recently the decor of the establishment was changed to be equally warm and inviting.

Cemetery Lament
Bury me not by runway three

What's Happening

First Thursday events

Plot more mutant than hero
'X-Men Origins: Wolverine'

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