Thursday, July 2, 2009

Independence Day dogs: Savor Fourth of July flavor with real relish-dressed eats
Hot dogs are a natural part of Fourth of July celebrations but can be rather boring, especially when plopped abruptly upon a bun with little more than a squirt or two of bottled mustard and a dollop of canned sauerkraut.

Sweet and Spicy: Cucumber Relish
4 medium-large cucumbers, peeled, seeded, diced

Homemade Tarragon Mustard
2 tablespoons dry mustard

Reader speaks up on Palin
I am very upset because I cannot vote for Sarah Palin in your poll because I live in a home with only one computer, and my friend said he couldn't even vote by computer because it wouldn't take his vote. This doesn't sound very fair to me.

Not too late for Sarah
You stepped out of the light and into the darkness, of our political bad dream, as a real breath of fresh air, and suddenly, we believed, we had a chance for acceptance by the nation as a whole. But you stumbled into the sea of politics, and when you fell we fell with you. And we may, now, never completely recover from this.

Luau feast a success
The Soldotna Senior Center would like to thank the many volunteers who worked tirelessly for the center's annual Hawaiian luau fundraiser.

Reader questions Congress
I have a question for our Congressional representatives. Would they opt out of their Cadillac health-care coverage to join this new public health care plan that they are proposing for the rest of us?

Kenai could have new counsel: Council to consider Anchorage attorney
With the approval of the city council tonight, Kenai will be getting a new city attorney to replace retiring Cary Graves.

Don't play with fire(works): Officials urge safety with Independence Day celebrations
Each year the Fourth of July adds another candle to America's birthday cake; however, it also signifies the most popular day of the year for reported U.S. fires.

Photo feature: Busy as a ...
A honey bee hovers on its approach to a bluebells of Scotland blossom in Kenai earlier this week. Visit for an audio slideshow featuring wild flowers and music from local pianist Maria Allison.

Lorrinea Fern Burke
Former Seward resident Lorrinea Fern Burke died Thursday, June 18, 2009 in The Dalles, Ore. She was 91.

Health care stakes too high: Murkowski warns against reform based on the Medicare model
Americans are looking to Congress and the White House to see whether lawmakers and the president will deliver on their promises to reform our health-care system. As a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (HELP), which is considering comprehensive health care reform legislation, I am committed to working with my Republican and Democratic colleagues.

Around the Peninsula

La Leche group to meet

Twins drop 1st game of doubleheader to Fairbanks
The American Legion Twins dropped the opening game of a doubleheader in Fairbanks on Tuesday. The second game was still in progress as the Clarion went to press.

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