Sunday, May 15, 2005

Walker sac fly wins it for Cards
NEW YORK — Larry Walker pinch-hit in the eighth inning and had a go-ahead sacrifice fly against Roberto Hernandez, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 7-6 victory Saturday over the New York Mets.

Rogers shuts out Twins
MINNEAPOLIS — Kenny Rogers pitched a six-hitter and ran his scoreless streak to 30 innings, leading the Texas Rangers to a 5-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday night.

Murkowski should not help Democrats stop judges
For the first time in 200 years, Democrats in the U.S. Senate are promising to filibuster presidential candidates for the judiciary. The Constitution requires that the Senate has the responsibility to have judicial selections voted on after being passed out of the senate judicial committee. The Democrats have chosen an obstructionist path that is against a long tradition and is contrary to the Constitution.

Fire destroys trailer
A fire in Soldotna on Friday afternoon destroyed a mobile home, but the three people inside escaped without injuries. According to Central Emergency Services Fire Marshall Gary Hale, the trailer fire at 44720 Knight Drive in Soldotna was reported by Mike McConahy, an off-duty CES firefighter, at 2:48 p.m. Wednesday.

Cooks' farewell fits to a 'Big T'
John and Suzie Cook, owners of the Tustumena Lodge in Kasilof for the last 16 years, are hoping today will be a day for patrons to cheer rather than cry in their beers as they celebrate the final days of their ownership. "It's gonna be hard to say goodbye. This place has been our life for 16 years," Suzie Cook said.

Soldotna honors record king catch
While Clara Anderson remembers the countless times her husband, Les Anderson, was asked to retell the biggest fishing tale of his life, she is looking forward to hearing it again. After all, her husband holds the record for catching the world's largest king salmon.

Agrium won't seek state gas
A governor-appointed task force charged with helping Agrium find ways to stay open decided to drop the issue of selling state-owned gas as a short term solution to supplying the fertilizer plant with more natural gas.

'Mayor' makes stink over jet
Even though he's known as the self-proclaimed "Mayor of Clam Gulch," "Brother" Tom Patmor has little love for political types. "I don't even think twice about embarrassing politicians," Patmor said from a street corner in downtown Kenai on Wednesday.

Arlene M. 'Pat' Davis
Clam Gulch resident Arlene M. "Pat" Davis died Saturday, May 14, 2005, at Heritage Place in Soldotna. She was 87.

Varble R. 'Ted' Darrow
Former Kenai resident and resident of Logan, Utah, Varble Ralph "Ted" Darrow died of an aneurysm Wednesday, May 11, 2005. He was 67.

Voices of the Clarion: Everything's relative
First, synchronize your watches and then head off on a walk to the store with your daughter, but tell her to run and you'll catch up later.

Special sessions getting tiresome
Here we go again. It seems that the special session is becoming less and less special every year. In fact, it might be considered more special if the state legislators didn't have to be called back or asked to stick around so they could do what they were there to do in the first place.

Cultured display
For thousands of years, artwork has been an integral part of the lives of Alaska Natives and it was incorporated into all aspects of their lives — from sacred clan objects to ornately designed houses, utilitarian tools, equipment and clothing.

DeShong, Johnson marry in Texas Dobson, Edmunds plan wedding Hadden, Kaser announce engagement

Around the Peninsula
Skyview after-graduation committee to meet Gardening classes continue Law enforcement memorial service set Retirement open house planned Garden plots available

Dog saves abandoned baby
NAIROBI, Kenya — Police arrested the suspected mother of an infant girl — dubbed "Angel" by hospital officials — who was abandoned in a Kenyan forest and reportedly rescued by a stray dog, officials said.

My best friend
Abby, a 3-year-old Yorkie, gets a ride in a Barbie car by Mariesha and Makayla. She is owned by G. Derkevorkian of Soldotna.

Feline catches wild ride
INKOM, Idaho (AP) — Torri Hutchinson's cat might just have one less life to live. Hutchison was driving along Interstate 15 one day recently when a motorist kept trying to get her attention and pointing to the roof of her car.

Golden goal propels Panthers into title tilt
The Skyview boys soccer team rested soundly and easily Friday night. The Panthers earned their second straight trip to state Friday by beating Grace Christian 4-2, then topping Wasilla 2-1 in overtime in the Northern Lights Conference tournament at Colony High School.

Heat put away Wizards in Game 4
WASHINGTON — While Shaquille O'Neal sat, the phenom-on-the-rise had a dazzling coming-out party.

Kards, Stars take region meet crowns
Soldotna track coach Mark Devenney finished up with something that's been done often, while Kenai Central coach Liz Burck left with something that hasn't been done in a long time.

Pole-sitter Kahne gains first career victory on Richmond track
RICHMOND, Va. — Kasey Kahne had been so close so many times in his first 46 races in NASCAR's premier series, it was starting to hurt.

Cook Inlet boys, girls second at Region II meet
The Susitna Valley boys and girls track teams swept the Region II track and field championships Saturday at Susitna Valley Junior-Senior High School.

Canada edges Russia at worlds
VIENNA, Austria — Canada nearly blew a four-goal lead before hanging on to beat Russia 4-3 Saturday and reach its third straight final at the world hockey championships.

Sorenstam in line for 60th LPGA win
STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. — Annika Sorenstam finally had a few slip-ups, but they were hardly enough to stop the inevitable.

Skyview finishes second
PALMER — The Colony boys soccer team was dialed in for Saturday's Northern Lights Conference championship match, defeating Skyview 2-1 in a golden goal overtime game at Colony High School.

Homer girls defend title
PALMER — The Homer High School girls soccer squad claimed its second consecutive Region III title, but to do so, the Mariners had to defeat the hottest team in the conference.

Nothing to do on a Saturday afternoon: A new world for Tiger
IRVING, Texas — Don't expect anyone to feel sorry for Tiger Woods, not even his friends.

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