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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Shame on BP for oil spill
BP has given the GULF a "LETHAL INJECTION" of oil. The toxins continue to flow swiftly, and will not stop,

Parks planning needs better communication
Although there are several issues that I could clarify related to the budget article in Sunday's paper, for the sake of the children in the community and their families, I'd like to speak to the $10,000 "slotted for a new playground" that I did not support/ "wanted to redline."

Keep the kids swinging
I would like to thank the Birch Ridge Golf Association and owners of the Birch Ridge Golf course for generously sponsoring the Hook A Kid on Golf program.

Stimulus act supports retail store in Kenai
An Anchorage developer is taking advantage of an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act program that allows private entities to borrow money at free municipal tax rates to build a site adjacent to Kenai's new Walmart.

Kenai mill set at 3.85
The Kenai City Council set the property tax mill rate at 3.85 in a special meeting last Monday night. That means that Kenai residents will pay $385 for each $100,000 of assessed property value. The City Council planned to adopt the rate at their last meeting, but the mill item wasn't included on the agenda due to a clerical error.

Newcomer sets sights on Rep. Young's seat
There are perhaps no shortages of opportunities to run for political office for an Anchorage resident, but Sheldon Fisher has set his sights on U.S. Representative Don Young's seat in Washington, D.C.

Air show flies high
Aircraft enthusiasts young and old were aflutter at the Kenai Peninsula Air Fair Saturday.

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District needs $15 million for upkeep
The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District wants to fix the aging roofs around the district by asking voters to decide on approving a bond for the first phase of repairs this October.

Resource Advisory Board takes shape
Members of the recently formed Kenai-Anchorage Resource Advisory Committee will meet this Saturday to schedule future meetings and appoint a group head.

Holy Assumption to close for major renovations
The Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church has raised enough funds to begin much needed renovations within the next two weeks.

Jesse L. Burton
Soldotna resident Mr. Jesse L. Burton, 64, died Friday, June 4, 2010, at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna with his wife and son by his side.

Kathryn E. Gebhard
Kenai resident Kathryn E. Gebhard, 52, died at 7:50 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, 2010, at the Elkhart Hospice House, in Elkhart, Ind.

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Public health makes changes

Around the Peninsula

Luau set

Photo feature: Best Friends
"Foxy", male, with his sunglasses in 1,000 Palms, California. He loves lying in the sun in the sunroom. His owners are Patty and Bud Keener of Kenai.

Rising to, railing against expectations
I always thought high expectations were a good thing. They kept some people in school and others in a job. They were something your parents, teachers, and other authority figures set and then you lived up to. This was never a choice but an unspoken requirement in my life.

Twins split twin bill with Service
The American Legion Twins split a doubleheader with Service on Sunday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park, a split that Twins manager John Butler said is a good sign for the future.

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