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Saturday, May 13, 2006

Reader looking to fix problems
OK, everyone who voted for Frank Murkowski for governor please stand up.

Poppies a way to honor millions
Are you aware of the meaning of the little red poppies that you see around during May and what they represent?

Is this bill for real?
The Albacco (or Tobacohol) Bill will encompass many issues that concern some Alaskans. Since now we know that tobacco most probably kills, it’s hoped that the alcohol add-on will skate through on this cancerous plant’s back.

New technology helps link prints to McCormack
A crime scene expert who processed latent fingerprints at the scene of the Opal Fairchild murder 21 years ago developed and documented more than 29 prints. More than 14 years passed before any of those prints were matched to a suspect.

Photo feature: Heat wave?
Evelyn Howell walks past an optimistic thermometer on a building that houses Kenai Electric and CNK Computer Solutions in Kenai. It was warmer Thursday and forecasters are calling for sunny skies through the weekend.

Skateboard park to reopen
With the apparent arrival of spring weather, Soldotna officials decided Wednesday night to reopen the city’s skateboard park, even before taking steps to help alleviate problems that have plagued the popular attraction.

Capital budget holds plenty for peninsula
Alaska lawmakers this week said yes to the state’s largest-ever capital budget, and while it included a lengthy list of projects big and small for Kenai Peninsula communities, members of the peninsula’s legislative contingent expressed a measure of chagrin over its enormity.

Peninsula projects, communities to benefit from budget
Under the capital spending bill sent to Gov. Frank Murkowski this week, Agrium USA will get $5 million to further a feasibility study of a proposed coal-gasification plant that would turn Beluga coal into natural gas and electricity to supply feedstock and energy to the Nikiski fertilizer complex.

Council surprises SoHi senior with $2,000
One of about a dozen high school students attending the Soldotna City Council meeting Wednesday evening got quite a surprise — a $2,000 surprise, in fact.

New festival takes wing; bird watchers offered venue
“This spotting on the flank is pretty definitive of this bird,” Todd Eskelin said, aiming his laser pointer at the belly of a bird displayed digitally on a screen at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building on Wednesday morning.

Investing in the future of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge — youth
Those of you who are tuned into the latest happenings in the halls of congress know that national security and disaster relief have been on the front burner for some time now. With a large percentage of the nation’s tax dollars going to fight the war on terrorism, and recent national and international disaster relief efforts, many natural resource agencies are feeling the financial pinch. “Do more with less” has become the phrase of the day. To ensure that we are prepared to deal with the many needs of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, in light of diminishing human and financial resources, we need to make some careful investments in the future.

Around the Peninsula
Mother’s Day brunch setCPHC board meeting slatedSummer camp set to entertainCancer awareness walk plannedBrain injury awareness walk set to take offDog jog slated

Region III athletes hope temps rise with importance of meet
Athletes from the Kenai Peninsula are about ready for a nice weekend and are keeping their fingers crossed in the hopes that the weather for this weekend’s Region III meet in Palmer will be just as sunny and warm as forecasters have predicted.

Conference soccer tournament takes just 2 days
After cramming a regular season into a couple of weeks, soccer teams will now cram a Northern Lights Conference Tournament into a couple of days.

Region II track athletes qualify for state
Cook Inlet Academy’s Holly Kopp, Brooke Forsi and Nate Byrd, and Ashley Bartolowits of Ninilchik, assured themselves of berths at the state track and field championships by winning events at the Region II meet Wednesday and Thursday at Susitna Valley High School in Talkeetna.

The best gift — eternal love
Three brothers were trying to determine the best gift to give to their aging mother. Each had done well and prospered in their respective career, so they could afford a nice gift.

Church Briefs
Yard sale fundraiser setAddictions group meetsBaha’i classes setFarewell for Pastor Nichols setMatrix Church to meetKenai Aglow meeting slatedClothes availableSoldotna Aglow to meet

Sports Briefs
Peninsula wrestlers bring home hardware from state tournament

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