Sunday, June 13, 2004

Giants, Orioles split doubleheader
BALTIMORE Barry Bonds hit his 675th homer and capped a four-run 11th inning with an RBI single, leading the San Francisco Giants past the Baltimore Orioles 9-6 on Saturday in the opener of a day-night doubleheader.

Driving longer means larger waistlines, report concludes
ATLANTA The amount of time people spend in their cars affects their weight more than their income, education, gender and ethnicity, researchers have found.

Moms on the move: Pregnant women encouraged to stay fit
ALBANY, N.Y. The last thing Rachel Pisciotta wanted was to be a couch potato during her pregnancy. So with her doctor's support, the three-time marathon runner tweaked her workout routine to accommodate her growing belly.

Treat trick? Candy slims down
CHICAGO Call it Candy Lite.

Gordon coming off bumps in the road
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) Jeff Gordon puts the discouraging finishes in his rearview mirror as easily as he does his victories.

Starving stray dogs rescued in Soldotna
Marianne Clark, an animal control officer with the Soldotna animal shelter, has seen a lot of abused and neglected dogs in the close to 30 years she's worked with animals, but a call she responded to early last Saturday morning was unlike anything she had seen before.

Assembly to tackle final budget
Weeks in the making, the draft fiscal year 2005 borough budget is expected to become law Monday when the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly gathers for a special meeting devoted almost entirely to decisions on the $57.2 million spending plan.

Power pole fire results in outage
About 250 people lost electricity in Kenai for about three hours Friday after a power pole caught fire at 6 p.m. at the corner of the Kenai Spur Highway and Airport Way.

Woman charged with DUI again
A woman convicted of killing a Soldotna woman in a drunk-driving crash 10 years ago has been picked up again on drunk driving charges.

Kenai teen killed in collision
A Kenai teen was killed in a car accident on the Seward Highway on Friday when he was ejected from the car he was riding in.

Photo feature: Learning experiences
Above, Gloria Beckman and a 1-year-old bald eagle named Leuco entertain the crowd Saturday at the Bird Treatment and Learning Center's booth at the Kenai River Festival on the green strip along Main Street Loop in Kenai.

Gary Lindstrom
Soldotna resident Gary "Big Dog" Lindstrom died Sunday, June 6, 2004, after a battle with cancer. He was 63.

Nicky R. Sacaloff
Lifelong Nikiski resident Nicky R. Sacaloff Kirkpatrick died Monday, June 7, 2004, in Eugene, Ore. She was 33.

Laila Hazel Korpi
Laila Hazel Korpi of Sparta Location, Minn., died Thursday, June 10, 2004, in St. Michael's Health Care Center in Virginia. She was 82.

Oilers pick up first win
Peninsula Oilers manager Aric Thomas would like the first victory of the season to be the model of many Oilers victories this season.

Bush follows Kerry playbook on Iraq
WASHINGTON For days, President Bush has been performing on the world stage and trying to meet, one by one, the criticisms of Democratic rival John Kerry.

On-the-job life lessons provide some heart-stopping moments
A little over a year ago, I likened my joining the "outside" work force after a 15-year absence to that of a mole coming out of its hole.

Stars and Stripes should be treated with loving respect
"A thoughtful mind, when it sees a nation's flag, sees not the flag only, but the nation itself; and whatever may be its symbols, its insignia, he reads chiefly in the flag the government, the principles, the truths, the history which belongs to the nation that sets it forth."

Around the Peninsula
Challenger Center sets camp scheduleRed Cross tournament set

Learning the art of teaching
If Patti Jolin's elementary school students had seen her trying to hit a note by blowing in water-filled beer bottles or free-handing a portrait of herself meant to represent the mood of a certain style of music, they probably wouldn't think her activities had anything to do with them.

Man's best friend also listens up, study shows
BERLIN Everyone knows dogs can fetch and sit on command, but they have the brains to do more: A study published Friday indicates they can remember the words for dozens of objects, some of them for weeks.

Pistons lack a Hall of Famer
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. Go ahead, try to remember an NBA champion that didn't have a Hall of Famer. Anyone younger than 40 will have a hard time with the answer.

Gordon coming off bumps in the road
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) Jeff Gordon puts the discouraging finishes in his rearview mirror as easily as he does his victories.

Veteran riders keep ripping it up well into their 30s and 40s
This ain't your father's motocross. Then again, maybe it is.

Greece, Spain pick up Euro 2004 victories
PORTO, Portugal (AP) In the biggest opening game upset in European championship history, Greece beat host Portugal 2-1 Saturday to mark the start of the three-week soccer showcase.

Roberts takes lead with round of 7-under
HARRISON, N.Y. Loren Roberts left the kids behind in the Buick Classic.

Greeks bask in last-minute glories
ATHENS, Greece The city's main square is torn up. Marble tiles sit in stacks and barricades block all entrances.

Goldstein deserves award
Saturday, Dimond's ZeeZee Young was chosen for the 2004 Anchorage Daily News Girls High School Athlete of the Year Award. The selection is wrong. The best girls athlete in the 2003-04 prep season is Soldotna's Ari Goldstein.

Huggins on paid suspension for DUI arrest
CINCINNATI Bob Huggins is getting a second chance.

Sports Briefs
Pearson, Bird take Run for the RiverService sweeps TwinsThorpe, Hall swim to victories at Evans meetUCLA women, Arkansas men win NCAA titlesRoddick to meet Grosjean Queen's finalFederer, Fish to meet in Weber Open final

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