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Sunday, June 27, 2004

Free agent Boone signs with Indians
CLEVELAND (AP) Aaron Boone promises he's finished with basketball, and eager to help the Cleveland Indians rebuild.

Mets bash Yanks' rookie Halsey in Subway Series
NEW YORK On the opening day of this year's Subway Series, Al Leiter and the New York Mets were the top team in town.

Alaskans trying to earn some clams with shellfish
JUNEAU Tom Manning paws through the sand at North Bridget Cove and happily pulls out five little geoduck clams, each no more than about 2 inches long.

Sockeyes, anglers return to popular fishing site
Hundreds of tiny white puffs, the products of cottonwood trees dispersing their seeds, drifted by on the light breeze.

Peninsula legislators: Session wasn't worth it
Rep. Kelly Wolf, R-Kenai, who only reluctantly flew to Juneau in response to some serious cajoling by party leaders, may have summed up the feelings of many of his Legislative colleagues regarding the value of last week's special session.

Governor says he did his part for fiscal fix
JUNEAU The Legislature's failure to approve a long-range fiscal plan during the special session wasn't for lack of trying on his part, Gov. Frank Murkowski said Friday.

Tony Knowles the wrong candidate for U.S. Senate
As a very liberal candidate for U.S. Senate, Tony Knowles leaves a legacy as one of the most divisive and inept governors in the history of Alaska. This is especially seen by looking at his past failures and his present statements in areas like fisheries, education, social services, insurance reform, the economy and terrorism protection.

Officials dig in at CPGH groundbreaking ceremony
Hot sunshine and clear blue skies Friday welcomed the crowd of more than 300 people attending the Central Peninsula General Hospital groundbreaking ceremony, which signaled the start of construction work on the hospital's $49.9 million expansion.

Centennial celebration
Esther Tyler-Peteet feels like she's 80, which isn't bad for a woman who turns 100 today.

Future Oilers help Titans gain edge in CWS
OMAHA, Neb. A pair of players on the Peninsula Oilers roster keyed Cal State Fullerton's 6-4 victory over Texas in the first game of the College World Series finals Saturday night.

Peninsula nips Pilots
Down 5-0 after the first inning to the Anchorage Glacier Pilots in Anchorage Saturday and coming off a 7-0 loss Friday night, it did not look like the Peninsula Oilers would end their first Alaska Baseball League road trip of the season on a positive note.

Where the stress is; Want to raise your heart rate? Pick up a box and start packing
Top Ten Stressors

Special session a disappointment for many reasons
For years we have waited for the Legislature and governor to come up with a long-term fiscal plan. Our wait appears to continue.

Resler, Jones marry in Washington
Gwen Resler of Tacoma, Wash., and Joe Jones of Nikiski were married Friday, Feb. 13, 2004, in an evening ceremony at South Hill Christian Church in Tacoma, Wash. Pastor Mike Thorley officiated.

Benson, Kesmodel marry in Belize
Tanya Benson and David Kesmodel of Denver were married Friday, March 19, 2004, at Ambergris Caye, Belize. The Rev. David Simpson officiated.

Survey studies if men are the marrying type
NEW YORK While most single young men aspire to marriage, about one-fifth are deeply skeptical of the institution and their prospects of making it work, according to a new national survey which closely links men's marital outlook to their upbringing.

Around the Peninsula
SoHi pool offering swimming lessonsBritish soccer camp slatedSafe sitter course offeredKenai Performers to hold campNeighborhood watch meeting slated

Canines 1 big hairy family
WASHINGTON The tail-wagging, stick-fetching family pooch may be more closely related to Lassie, Rin Tin Tin or even White Fang than its human companions think.

My best friend
Keeneye, a 12-year-old "grandpa" retriever, hangs out with the new kid on the block Wishbone, an Australian heeler. The two belong to James Kufhta of Kenai and are inseparable.

Four make Olympics, wait for company
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Paul Hamm and Brett McClure earned automatic spots onto the men's Olympic gymnastics team Saturday, and Jason Gatson and Hamm's brother, Morgan, were added on by the selection committee.

Russians top NHL draftees
RALEIGH, N.C. History replaced mystery as top-rated forwards Alexander Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin became the first Russian duo to be chosen with the first two picks in the NHL draft.

Wie wins, moves on at Publinx
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. Michelle Wie played her best two rounds of the week to get where everyone expected her to be playing Sunday for her second straight U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links title.

Covering Olympics not for those that will scare easily
Going to Athens for the Olympics and worried about terrorism? Join the crowd.

Golfers soak up hot temps
The only thing hotter than the weather Saturday at Birch Ridge Golf Course was Matt Matarrese.

Sports Briefs
Motocross Division holds city raceTwins drop two to BartlettWheldon wins wild finish at RIRHornaday wins at Milwaukee Mile

Marion Jones fighting for reputation
She was the darling of the 2000 Sydney Olympics, capturing five medals and a pocketful of endorsements. Her quest for more gold this summer, barely a year after having a baby with the world's fastest man, was sure to be the feel-good story of the Athens Games.

Dutch beat Sweden to reach semifinals
LOULE, Portugal The Netherlands reached the semifinals of the European Championships, defeating Sweden 5-4 on penalty kicks Saturday and avoiding the fate that has claimed a host of soccer powers.

More rain forces People's Sunday
WIMBLEDON, England With time to fill during two all-day rainouts that forced Wimbledon's third People's Sunday in 127 years, the BBC showed old matches from such rivalries as John McEnroe vs. Jimmy Connors, and Chris Evert vs. Martina Navratilova.

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