Saturday, May 20, 2006

Transcripts detail McCormack’s jail conversations
In the murder trial of Barry McCormack Thursday, an investigator read from transcribed telephone conversations that suggest McCormack became nervous after a statement his brother-in-law made to investigators in 2003.

School funding lawsuit moves forward
Mayor John Williams got the go-ahead Tuesday to explore a possible lawsuit that would claim the state of Alaska has for several years failed to fund Kenai Peninsula Borough schools either adequately or equitably.

Kenai elected officials remain in PERS
Saying she did not think the citizens of Kenai should pay for the retirement of elected officials, Mayor Pat Porter on Wednesday said she would support a resolution excluding elected officials from the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS).

Borough buys Heritage Place
The Kenai Peninsula Borough will acquire Heritage Place in Soldotna, ensuring that skilled-nursing home availability will continue in the central peninsula area.

Assembly likely to adopt ’07 budget at June meeting
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly won’t take formal action on the proposed 2007 budget or set next year’s property tax mill levies until June, but recent decisions by the Alaska Legislature could refine figures in the final budget ordinance.

Everett Eldon Jones
Kenai resident Everett Eldon Jones died Tuesday, May 16, 2006, at his home in Kenai. He was 85.

Isabelle Marie Stumpf
Anchorage resident Isabelle Marie “Izzy” Stumpf died peacefully, surrounded by family, after a long battle with heart disease and other medical problems on Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at Providence Alaska Medical Center. She was 79.

Amendment to regs give Kasilof River fishermen extra day to land a lunker
Anglers may find an amendment to this season’s fishing regulations on the Kasilof River a change fit for a king.

‘Hooli-clouds’ spotted in the river
Although frequently overlooked as a traditional Alaska food by the state’s wider population, hooligan mark the beginning of spring and renewed food supplies to those who rely on subsistence and harbor strong cultural ties to the land.

1890s hunters called for national wildlife refuge on the Kenai
As many readers know, the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge was originally called the Kenai National Moose Range. The Moose Range was established by executive order on Dec. 16, 1941 by President Franklin Roosevelt.

Around the Peninsula
RCAC to meetSummer camp set to entertainTree sale set to branch outCommunity 5-K run set for SaturdayCemetery cleanup slatedCommunity fun fest set to entertainKCHS after-grad committee to meetCancer awareness walk planned

Lynx top Kardinals
The Kenai Central High School girls soccer team’s return to the state tournament was an eye-opener as the Kardinals dropped their opening game 5-0 to Dimond at Anchorage Football Stadium.

48 area athletes head to state track meet
Forty-eight athletes from the Kenai Peninsula qualified for the state track and field championships, which begin today in Fairbanks, and while just a few may have their sites set on a state title, just about every athlete on the roster has a shot at a place on the podium.

Sports Briefs
SoHi softball games canceled

The Da Vinci Code: Is it fact or fiction?
Dan Brown’s novel, “The Da Vinci Code,” has sold over 40 million copies.

Church Briefs
Addictions group meetsCommunity play offeredClothes availableSoldotna Aglow to meetNikiski holds Bible studyBible school to take a rideCommunity Bible school plannedYouth evangelism camp slatedVacation Bible school to host fiestaSummer Bible school sets sail

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