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Sunday, June 19, 2005

Guerrero walk-off homer wins it for Angels
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Vladimir Guerrero hit his second home run of the game in the 10th inning, giving the Los Angeles Angels a 2-1 victory over the Florida Marlins on Saturday.

Kenai River opens for bait
The Kenai River is open for bait. Saying it's likely the early run of Kenai kings will exceed escapement goals, Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologists on Saturday issued an emergency order opening the Kenai to bait from the mouth upstream to a point 100 yards downstream of the confluence of the Moose and Kenai rivers.

Capital project spending gets hearing
An ordinance that could affect the future of major capital improvement projects in the North Peninsula Recreation Area will get a public hearing at Tuesday's meeting of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly.

Agrium overtime adding up
According to some employees, the staff at Agrium is getting thinner. After months of anticipating losing their jobs, many employees have voluntarily quit to take new jobs, which has led to increased overtime and left some remaining workers short of help and concerned about future loss of co-workers, some have said.

Weather damp, spirits not
Plenty of family fun made up for a lack of sun Saturday, as central Kenai Peninsula residents gathered under umbrellas, tarps and inside hockey rinks to make the best of what turned out to be a watered-down summer solstice weekend.

Oilers split series with Running Birds
The Peninsula Oilers won the first game of a two-game series against the visiting Southern California Running Birds Friday night by a score of 6-2 at Coral Seymour Memorial Park at Kenai.

Voices of the Clarion: Learning to compete
In February the Alaska School Activities Association board of directors voted to overhaul its athletic and academic eligibility rules, and in early June the Kenai Peninsula Borough District board of education voted to support those changes.

In the flow ...
Work continues in the effort to get the gas line project flowing from the North Slope.

Costs just another reason to re-examine session process
Now that the figures are out, it goes without saying: Our state representatives need to find a better way of doing business in Juneau.

A new Family tradition
"Once a upon a time ..." is how Dan Martin — 52, father of four, husband of Suzanne, and voracious reader — would begin many of the thousands of stories he has spent telling or reading to his children, Kennison, Kristoffer, Kimberly, Karalee and Kamala (Kami), as a stay-at-home dad for the past 19 years.

Around the Peninsula
Burn permit suspension lifted Cheerleader tryouts, workshops set Nutrition classes scheduled Swim team tryouts begin UCIDA membership meeting slated Baseball series seeks sponsors

My best friend
Billy Bubba found Don Snyder's beard to be a warm place to snuggle up. The kitten is owned by Don and Peg Snyder of Kenai.

Airlines must tally pet casualties
WASHINGTON — Plenty of vacation guides list camps that allow dogs or rank pet-friendly hotels, but until now there's been no way to know which airlines are safest for four-legged travelers.

Tulane wins at CWS
OMAHA, Neb. — The lone holdover from Tulane's last College World Series trip four years ago, Scott Madden knew what to expect Saturday when he was summoned to pinch-hit.

The Goose cuts loose
PINEHURST, N.C. — This might seem hard to believe, but Retief Goosen can get ruffled. Kids keeping him awake at night. Someone who cuts him off on the highway. The dog barking next door.

Good but not so clean family fun
More than 200 riders in 16 different divisions converged at Twincities Raceway as the Kenai Peninsula Racing Lions hosted the Motocross State Series race No. 3 Saturday.

Tarver wins title with victory over Johnson
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Antonio Tarver vowed to be in better shape this time, and he was Saturday as he took the IBO light heavyweight title from Glen Johnson.

Sports views: '%& yeah!': Gore the best story of the Open
Inspector No. 54 must have been on a coffee break when Jason Gore rolled off the PGA Tour assembly line. Flat-bellied and unsmiling the man is not.

Ready, set, mow: Not just for chores anymore
OREGON, Ill. — That riding lawn mower may not look like much sitting in the back of the garage, crammed between bikes and shovels and rakes. Even when it's out in the yard, puttering along, it seems more Forrest Gump than Mark Martin.

Lighter sides of Brown, Popovich emerge
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — To keep the mood light Saturday, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich showed a clip from the 1979 Maine high school basketball championship game starring assistant coach Brett Brown in all his short shorts glory.

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