Sunday, June 6, 2004

East pitcher punctuates sweep by striking out 16
East pitcher Anton Maxwell gave the Kenai American Legion Twins a glimpse of perfection Saturday, striking out 16 Twins hitters on his way to retiring all 18 batters he faced in the second game of a doubleheader.

Marlins use late rally to escape Mets
NEW YORK Pinch-hitter Damion Easley hit a tying three-run homer in the seventh inning, and Alex Gonzalez had a two-out, RBI single in the eighth to give the Florida Marlins a 7-6 win over the New York Mets on Saturday.

Rangers shut down Yankees
NEW YORK Juan Dominguez shut down the New York Yankees for his first major league win, and Brad Fullmer homered and scored a career-high four runs in the Texas Rangers' 8-1 victory Saturday.

Anglers land legal trouble during weekend
Bureau of Wildlife Enforcement Troopers from Soldotna and Homer stepped up their sportfishing patrols on the Deep Creek, Ninilchik and Anchor rivers over Memorial Day weekend, contacting 750 fishers and issuing 40 citations.

Murkowski calls Legislature back
JUNEAU Gov. Frank Murkowski issued a proclamation Friday calling the Legislature to a June 22 special session for a final attempt to fix the state's budget woes this year.

Hope carries Relay for Life
From the newly diagnosed to long-term survivors to caregivers and friends, there was something for everyone at the fifth annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life held at the Skyview High School track in Soldotna on Friday and Saturday.

School board to decide where the money goes
Most families operate on budgets.

Ann K. Lawrence
Longtime Soldotna resident Ann K. Lawrence died Tuesday, June 1, 2004, at Providence Medical Center in Anchorage due to complications from diabetes. She was 67.

Alaska should be wary of Lower 48 leagues
Only time will tell if the Summer Collegiate Baseball Association has the potential to do to the Alaska Baseball League what farmed salmon did to Alaska commercial salmon fishing, but it would be wise to assume the SCBA has that potential.

Oilers baseball gets down to business
Dennis Smith, the president of the Peninsula Oilers Board of Directors, was staffing a booth at the 19th annual Kenai Peninsula Sport, Recreation and Trade Show in late April at the Soldotna Sports Center when he received a shock.

Targonskys celebrate 50th anniversary
Father Macarius and Yvette Targonsky of Kenai celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today, June 6.

Dehlbom, Winona announce engagement
Amanda Dawn Dehlbom of Soldotna and Lucas Paul Winona of Almira, Wash., have announced their plans marry Friday, July 23, 2004, in an evening ceremony at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Spokane, Wash. Pastor Homer Todd will officiate. A reception will follow at Mukogawa Fort Wright Commons in Spokane.

Boyd, Reynolds plan September ceremony
Leslie Boyd and Jerrod Reynolds of Eu-gene, Ore., plan to be married Saturday, Sept. 18, 2004, at Alton Baker Park in Eugene.

Around the Peninsula
DePasquale to lead hikePFLAG to meetCPGH auxiliary to meetFetal alcohol training slatedOutdoor education center closes River festival seeking runners, volunteersAlaska delegation continues tourKenai Performers to hold camp

Plenty to Sea
Walk past the right side of the information desk at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center and you'll be greeted by a small podium displaying a pair of women's clear, plastic, high-heeled ankle boots filled with what looks like red peas suspended in see-through Jell-O.

June offers glimpse of rare event
Dark nights are virtually nonexistent, though some bright stars and planets can be seen, especially around local midnight which is at 2 a.m. when our sun is lowest beneath the horizon and the sky takes on its darkest blue hue.

Contest celebrates food from the sea
JUNEAU Rose Gerber tastes black seaweed the way some people taste wine.

Betta abodes
With their brilliant colors and flowing veil-like fins and tails, it's easy to see why bettas are a tropical fish staple in most pet stores. Yet, many pet owners remain unaccustomed of how to properly care for this popular species.

My best friend
Trooper, a 14-year-old yellow Lab, takes a rest after a snowshoe outing. He sometimes tries to hitch a ride on the the showshoes of his owner, Holly Campbell of Soldotna.

Easy Oven Fried Chicken
Delphia Nelson, Kenai

Myskina captures Open title
PARIS Anastasia Myskina knows how it feels to fight herself more than her opponent. She knows how it feels to get so frustrated that the urge rises to toss a racket or scream or even just give up.

Kupets, Patterson tie for national title
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Americans are so deep they have not one, but two national champions.

Hopkins, De La Hoya win, set up big fight
LAS VEGAS Oscar De La Hoya thought he had it all planned out. The only thing he didn't plan on was Felix Sturm putting up such a fight.

Lakers' soap opera nears climax
LOS ANGELES The final juncture of the Los Angeles Lakers' soap opera season has arrived, a tense and troubled journey that began in jubilation almost a year ago about to culminate with a championship, a breakup, neither or both.

Birdstone abruptly ends Smarty party
NEW YORK Belmont, that ol' heartbreaker, did it again.

Els holds lead at the Memorial
DUBLIN, Ohio Ernie Els came out firing and never let up Saturday until he had a 6-under 66, an immaculate round that gave him a two-shot lead in the Memorial.

Flames fail to get Cup for Canada
CALGARY, Alberta Maybe it was the phone call from Ray Bourque, maybe it was their coach's psychological ploy to tilt the pressure Calgary's way.

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