Sunday, May 30, 2004

Twins open season with a split
Both Dimond and Kenai showed some early season jitters in the first American Legion game of the season for both teams Saturday, with the Lynx coming out with a sloppy 9-8 win at Coral Seymour Memorial Field in Kenai.

Drew's three RBIs, home run help Phillies rout Braves
PHILADELPHIA J.D. Drew homered and drove in three runs, leading the Atlanta Braves over the Philadelphia Phillies 9-3 Saturday.

Garcia gets run support, Seattle nips Red Sox
BOSTON Freddy Garcia finally received some run support, getting a homer from Raul Ibenez and a two-run double from Dan Wilson to lead the Seattle Mariners over the Boston Red Sox 5-4 Saturday.

Ninilchik opener off to slow start
Although hordes of anglers had come hoping for a king to go bump in the night, the weekend opener for the sought after salmon got off to a slow start at the Ninilchik River.

Gordon remembers first victory
CONCORD, N.C. Ten years ago, Jeff Gordon was a bit of an outcast when he sped to the first victory of his NASCAR career.

Kenai boy in accident taken off life support
As summer vacation begins for most Kenai Peninsula school children, the father of the 10-year-old Kenai boy who was hit by two cars a week ago while riding his bike, can't emphasize enough the importance of bike safety and wearing a helmet.

Holiday services planned
When Command Chief Master Sgt. Robert Tappana speaks at Monday's Memorial Day ceremony, it won't be to a sea of strangers in an unfamiliar location. Tappana is originally from the central Kenai Peninsula and still has family here.

Peninsula representatives not happy about governor's decision
Gov. Frank Murkowski's announcement last week that he intends to call a special session of the Legislature at the end of June isn't going over well with delegates representing the Kenai Peninsula.

Frank Meinhardt
Kenai resident Frank Meinhardt died Thursday, May 26, 2004, at his home. He was 70.

Mabel M. Spencer
Soldotna resident Mabel M. Spencer died Thursday, May 27, 2004, at Heritage Place after a lengthy illness. She was 93.

Lucien A. Caro II
Former Kenai resident Lucien A. Caro II died Friday, May 7, 2004, at his home in Sequim, Wash. He was 85.

Challenge to Class of '04
As this year's graduates head off to college, I can't help but wonder how many are going to be pursuing engineering degrees, specifically, degrees in package design and engineering.

Those remembered on Memorial Day not just old statistics
On Monday, the finale to a long holiday weekend, the nation will pause to remember those who have died fighting for the freedoms the United States holds dear. In all wars, more than 1 million Americans have died for the sake of those freedoms.

Bush facing his own D-Day
WASHINGTON When President Bush joins other leaders for D-Day ceremonies at a French beachhead Ronald Reagan called ''this place where the West held together,'' he will be hard pressed to reconcile the allied unity in World War II with today's chaos in Iraq.

Around the Peninsula
Tyler to host garden partyBenefit dinner, auction plannedNational Trails Day hike scheduledFestival seeking artists, runnersTrails Day at Kachemak Bay slatedSocial Security reps to visit areaGolf tourney fund-raiser setArt and music festival planned

Boarding schools making a comeback
JUNEAU Leaving her hometown of Eagle two years ago to attend boarding school in Nenana opened a new world for Afton Brinkman.

Volunteers work to restore historic Victor Holm cabin
In 1944, after spending half a century on the Kenai Peninsula, a Finnish immigrant named Victor Holm left his well-stocked Kasilof cabin and headed out of town. He would never return.

Teaford, Hanson marry in December
Sarah Ellen Teaford and Francis Paul Hanson of Anchorage were married in an evening ceremony Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003, at Saint John United Methodist Church in Anchorage. Pastor David Beckett officiated.

Moores, Dunagan announce engagement
Shana Moores and Justin Dunagan of Gilbert, Ariz., have announced their plans to marry Saturday, June 19, 2004, in Payson, Ariz.

My best friend
Carole Medina's cat investigates a moose visiting their Kenai home.

Fetching the paper take 12
This time, I say it a little louder and try to sound chipper.

Nita's Smoked Salmon Dip or Salmon Log
By Nita Galloway, Kasilof

Garnett won't let Timberwolves die
MINNEAPOLIS Kevin Garnett wiggled his leg and drummed his fingers. A few seconds into his only rest of the game, he leaped up to put himself back in.

Kuerten upsets Federer
PARIS With the familiar red clay underfoot, and chants of ''Gu-ga!'' ringing in his ears, Gustavo Kuerten felt right at home.

Toms in control in Memphis
MEMPHIS, Tenn. David Toms' struggles appear to be a thing of the past.

Army: Tillman likely killed by friendly fire
FORT BRAGG, N.C. Pat Tillman was probably killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan after a U.S. solider mistakenly shot at an Afghan soldier in the former NFL player's unit, military officials said Saturday.

Pacers' O'Neal, Tinsley should play in Game 5
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Indiana Pacers starters Jermaine O'Neal and Jamaal Tinsley are expected to play in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals despite nagging injuries.

Flames apply heat to Tampa
CALGARY, Alberta Jarome Iginla says he'll do anything possible to help Calgary win the Stanley Cup, even trade punches with another star. Now the Tampa Bay Lightning will find out if there's any fight left in them.

Borgman still has one more chance to qualify
Homer's Stacey Borgman missed out on a chance to qualify for the Olympics Friday at the 2004 Rowing World Cup Regatta in Munich, Germany.

Being an Olympian still settling in for Homer's O'Donnell
In "The Iliad," the classic poet Homer described the sport of wrestling in ancient Greece more than 2,500 years ago. This summer, at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, one of Homer's residents, Tela O'Donnell, will be making some wrestling history of her own.

Gabriel Sr., Bartolowits decide to step down
As the prep season winds down for 2003-04, head coaches have already made resignations that will help shape the 2004-05 prep season.

Photo feature: So, how do we get this thing going?
Twin moose calves investigate the Carr family's lawn mower in Kenai on Friday afternoon. The calves were born early last week and have been entertaining homeowners in the area ever since.

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