Monday, May 24, 2004

Glavine barely misses first Mets no-no
NEW YORK Tom Glavine came within four outs of the first no-hitter in New York Mets history Sunday, blanking the Colorado Rockies 4-0 with his first career one-hitter.

Dodgers put end to slide
ATLANTA Jeff Weaver took a shutout into the eighth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers ended an eight-game losing streak Saturday with a 7-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves.

A-Rod error aids Texas
ARLINGTON, Texas Rod Barajas homered with one out in the ninth inning, capping a late comeback that gave the Texas Rangers a 4-3 victory over the New York Yankees on Saturday.

Yanks, A-Rod avoid Rangers' sweep
ARLINGTON, Texas Enrique Wilson homered and drove in three runs, sparking the Yankees to an 8-3 victory Sunday over the Texas Rangers and helping New York avoid a three-game sweep in Alex Rodriguez's return to Arlington.

Male eating disorders rise amid more focus on body image
Intentional starvation, cookie binges, vomiting, hospitalization. The details were typical for an eating disorder.

Novice player competes in World Series of Poker
SPOKANE, Wash. Gerry Drehobl took a nice family vacation to Las Vegas recently and won $365,000 on a pair of kings at the poker table.

Now playing Shrek 2
I have to admit: I was not particularly jazzed when I saw that they were making a Shrek sequel. Yeah, the first one was funny, but the years in between h

Community comes together to help keep kids safer
Community kids splashed into safety with the Kenai Peninsula Safe Kids Water Safety Carnival on May 8.

Community contributes to great school year
Again this has been a great year for my students at Nikiski Middle-High School and that is because of the caring community that we live in. I would like to thank everyone involved in making this a great year for my students and myself.

Nikiski wrestling club expresses its appreciation
The coaching staff and parents of the Nikiski Freestyle Wrestling Club would like to offer a special thank-you to three dedicated individuals within our organization.

Kenseth drives away with All-Star title
CONCORD, N.C. Matt Kenseth drove the final 20 laps as hard as he could, with a nervous energy he hasn't felt since his first victory.

Better roads ahead
Borough coffers will start kicking in larger matches for certain road improvement projects because of an ordinance passed unanimously at last Tuesday's Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting.

Fair takes fans to new heights
When more than 200 people gathered for a pancake breakfast Saturday morning at the Samaritan's Purse Hanger at Soldotna Municipal Airport, their heads were in the clouds.

Delegates divided when it comes to state Senate
Alaska Republicans showed a unified front at this weekend's Alaska Republican Convention, saying what's most important for the party is to work to get President George W. Bush re-elected and to ensure Alaska's congressional delegation remains 100 percent Republican.

Kenai boy hit on bike
A 10-year-old Kenai boy was seriously injured about 4 p.m. Friday after riding his bicycle into traffic and being hit by two vehicles.

Change of venue causes fuss
Kenai Central High School is following the lead of two other area schools this week, moving its graduation ceremony to the Soldotna Sports Center.

Gravel pit stirs dusty
Travis and Crystal Penrod moved to the Kenai Peninsula from Anchorage a decade ago and built a home with their own hands a short distance off Kalifornsky Beach Road.

Moore: God gives us our rights, not government
Quoting repeatedly from speeches of George Washington and from Scripture, former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore told Republicans on the Kenai Peninsula on Friday of "an effort under way to take God away from our country."

Wanted: Development
On Wednesday, Alaska reported its largest oil and gas lease sale in Cook Inlet since 1986.

Going to extremes for Cubs
Forget crackerjacks and beer.

U.S. right to evaluate troops in South Korea in light of war in Iraq What others say
Discussions with South Korea are under way regarding the proposal to shift some of the 37,000 U.S. troops in South Korea to Iraq, a move that fits within President Bush's previously stated plans to reduce troop strength on the divided Asian peninsula.

Alaska's future in food
Alaska: Food Producer for the World I don't claim to have come up with this moniker for Alaska. In fact, it was the title of a talk given by Dr. Glenn Olds, former Alaska Pacific University president and former commissioner of the state departments of Commerce and Economic Development and Natural Resources. Anyone who has been exposed to Dr. Olds know he's a big picture kind of guy.

GOP infighting rises as poll standings fall
WASHINGTON One lawmaker lectures a second about the need for sacrifice in time of war. A third accuses still others of preening for television cameras rather than working on Iraq.

Tourists want what we have
Can you feel it? Traditionally, the Kenai Peninsula's summer season, with its accompanying run of visitors, begins the weekend of Memorial Day. But for the past couple of weeks, signs that the season already has arrived have been evident.

Births
Rebecca Edwards and Matthew VanHoose of Soldotna announce the birth of their daughter, Alice Rose VanHoose, at 11:28 a.m., Wednesday, April 21, 2004, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna.

Peninsula People
Area residents graduate from college Students named to deans list Central peninsula students earn scholarships Palm to intern for Sen. Murkowski Barnette graduates from naval training Crawford completes leadership training Kenai man joins Marines McCusker finishes communication school Torch Run results announced

Around the Peninsula
CPGH to hold board meeting Summer clubhouse extends deadline Baseball competition slated Ranger district plans trail celebrations Trails Day at Kachemak Bay slated Red Cross golf tourney set

Massage helps people loosen up
ATHENS, Ga. First documented in 3,000 B.C., massage therapy long has been used as a technique to relieve pain, fight fatigue and rejuvenate the body.

Community News
Boys and Girls Club accepting applications Disabilities forum set Area pools plan summer events Hunger awareness day planned Brain awareness walk, barbecue scheduled Summer food program offered Watershed June activities set Kenai Performers to hold theater camp SoHi class reunion set Peninsula students seek places to stay Host families needed for international youth USS Sperry to hold reunion

Novice player competes in World Series of Poker
SPOKANE, Wash. Gerry Drehobl took a nice family vacation to Las Vegas recently and won $365,000 on a pair of kings at the poker table.

Male eating disorders rise amid more focus on body image
Intentional starvation, cookie binges, vomiting, hospitalization. The details were typical for an eating disorder.

Mechanics resurrect cars, jump-start spirituality
BOTHELL, Wash. Slumped over the wheel of a stubborn car that just won't start, many a desperate person has pleaded with God for help.

Around the Peninsula
Community awareness workshop scheduledHead Start taking enrollmentKayak festival plannedRelay for Life information availableRiver festival seeking artists, runnersAlaska delegation continues mobile tourGolf tourney fund-raiser set

Sterling entrepreneur finds riches, rewards in Alaska
Basil Bolstridge is a man who knows the value of a dollar. He knows how to make money. And, he believes that people with money should be ready and willing to help others when asked.

My best friend
Lisa Anderson of Kenai spots a shaggy beast on the Swanson River, but it's just her best friend, Bear.

Animal air masks could save pets
FAIRBANKS (AP) Alaska Interior firefighters have a new piece of rescue equipment to work with doggie-sized oxygen masks.

Firefighters rescue pooch trapped in drain
SHAWNEE, Okla. A frightened pit bull mix whining for help was found trapped in a water drainage ditch at a street corner.

O'Donnell an Olympian
Next stop: Athens.

Taurasi victorious in homecoming
UNCASVILLE, Conn. Diana Taurasi scored 26 points to lead the Phoenix Mercury to a 65-58 win over the Connecticut Sun on Saturday in her second pro game and first in the state where she led UConn to three straight NCAA titles.

Homer exits state tournament Friday with tough loss to Dimond
The Homer girls soccer program took a step forward at the state soccer tournament Thursday and Friday in the Matanuska-Susitna valleys, but it was a painful step.

Calm Campbell leads at Colonial
FORT WORTH, Texas Chad Campbell became the third golfer in two years to tie the Colonial course record, and shared the third-round lead after Brian Gay couldn't sustain his fast start Saturday.

MetroStars rookie scores in debut
FOXBORO, Mass. Cornell Glen scored in the 55th minute for the MetroStars to force a 1-1 draw with the New England Revolution on Saturday.

Local Sports Briefs
O'Donnell to wrestle for Olympic berth todayState high school track and field results

Lightning head for Stanley Cup finals
TAMPA, Fla. Dave Andreychuk was as happy for his teammates as he was for himself.

Fresh Flesch fantastic
FORT WORTH, Texas Another lefty won the Colonial on Sunday, and it wasn't the Masters champion.

Pacers, Lakers get off to solid starts
INDIANAPOLIS Reggie Miller's one and only basket of the game came when the Indiana Pacers needed it most.

Wolves come snarling back
MINNEAPOLIS Even without injured Sam Cassell, the Minnesota Timberwolves had the energy and attitude to even the Western Conference finals.

Panthers pounce on third place
Once again, the Skyview boys soccer team proved it can do more than just compete with Anchorage teams. The Panthers can beat them as well.

Lady Stars finish third at state track meet
Soldotna junior Ari Goldstein made the rare look exceptionally easy at the state track and field meet Friday and Saturday at Bartlett High School.

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