Sunday, July 4, 2004

Twins earn split with visiting Bartlett
The American Legion Twins and Bartlett were each happy to share Friday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai.

Mets come back to down Yankees
NEW YORK Shane Spencer hit a dribbler against his former team with the bases loaded in the ninth inning to drive in the winning run, capping an afternoon of comebacks and giving the Mets a 10-9 victory Saturday over the Yankees.

Colorado senator's luck rubs off on angler
Sen. Wayne Allard, R-Colorado, is becoming quite a good luck charm.

California woman dies in accident
A California woman was killed in an accident that closed the Sterling Highway for about two hours and had traffic backed up for miles Saturday afternoon.

Group seeks Scenic Byway designation
Motoring along the Kenai Peninsula's scenic highways as they course over mountain passes, by pristine rivers and streams and through forests of tall evergreens can be among the most pleasurable experiences one can have in a car especially for those with the leisure time to stop and smell the fireweed.

Musher's troubles continue
Events have taken a turn from bad to worse for Sig Stormo, and he's howling mad about it.

John T. Reisdorf
Homer resident John T. Reisdorf died Thursday, June 24, 2004, at his home. He was 76.

Sandy Hankins
Kenai resident Sandy Hankins died Thursday, July 1, 2004, at her home. She was 28.

Josephine U. Siebert
Longtime Alaskan and Sterling resident Josephine U. Siebert died Saturday, June 26, 2004, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. She was 88.

Larry K. Smart
Soldotna and former longtime Anchorage resident Larry K. Smart died Monday, June 28, 2004, at the home of his daughter and son-in-law in Soldotna, due to lung cancer. He was 67.

Oilers fall to Bucs
The Peninsula Oilers dropped a pair of games over the weekend in Anchorage to the Anchorage Bucs, losing 4-3 in 10 innings Friday and 6-4 Saturday.

Purchase plan for new state jet just doesn't fly
At last week's Kenai Chamber of Commerce meeting, Gov. Frank Murkowski used a speech on drug seizures to once again bring up his desire to obtain a new jet aircraft for state use.

Around the Peninsula
Circle track racing todaySterling youth theater continuesBook sale fund-raiser slatedPhone card donations soughtFirefighters to hold golf tourneySwim lessons offeredKenai Performers to hold camp

Focus on flags; Code outlines etiquette rules
Today is one of the 17 days each year when the American flag should be flown, according to the U.S. Flag Code.

Russian dissidents integrate into American life
NIKOLAEVSK Kondraty Fefelov traveled more than 20,000 miles to lay claim to a patch of earth here at the end of North America's roadway and keep the world at arm's length.

Care for corn? Only if it's popped
AMARILLO, Texas Ahhh, popcorn. Just a whiff of the kernels exploding in oil makes us think of a summer matinee or an evening at the ballpark.

Root beer slakes hot summer thirst
AMARILLO, Texas Sometimes you have a thirst only a frosty mug can quench. But what beer can refresh without leaving you wobbly?

Ryherd-Wysong, Raemaeker get engaged
Karina Ryherd-Wysong and Timothy Raemaeker of Soldotna have announced their plans to marry in an afternoon ceremony Saturday, Nov. 20, 2004, at First Baptist Church of Soldotna.

Space probe nears journey's end
This month's major event isn't really observed in the sky but rather on TV, in the papers and on the Internet. For the first time in 23 years since the Voyager probes the space probe Cassini is arriving at Saturn and is guaranteed to give us extraordinary photos and research opportunities.

Carter, Sonesson wed in Sweden
Destinea Carter and David Sonesson were married Saturday, May 22, 2004, on the west coast of Sweden.

Vet teaches rules for honoring stars and stripes
When Dave Caswell sees the American flag waving in the wind or passing in a parade, he sees more than a piece of material. To him, the flag of the United States represents freedom.

My best friend
Kenai resident Kaci Janson's ambitious cat Mister Hister finds a comfy place to take a nap and declare itself king of the jungle.

Human science goes to the dogs
AMARILLO, Texas Leslie Cunningham wasn't asking for miracles, but she wasn't ready to give up on her longtime canine companion, Lucy, either.

17-year-old Russian Sharapova slams Serena Williams
WIMBLEDON, England Waiting to walk out on Centre Court with Serena Williams for the Wimbledon final, Maria Sharapova was fidgety. She bit her nails, tapped her foot, pressed a finger against her neck to feel her pulse.

Rosales leads wide-open Open
SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. A swift charge by Annika Sorenstam. Massive cheers for Michelle Wie. None of it bothered Jennifer Rosales, who surged ahead with a 2-under 69 on Saturday in a U.S. Women's Open that is shaping up as one for the ages.

Armstrong begins Tour defense
LIEGE, Belgium Doubters take note: Lance Armstrong is not playing to lose.

Greece, Portugal in unlikely Euro final
LISBON, Portugal For Greece, this could be the final dazzling step in a remarkable journey. For Portugal, this could be the ultimate payback.

Adu carded in short stint during D.C. destruction of MetroStars
WASHINGTON Alecko Eskandarian had two goals and Earnie Stewart scored for the first time since last September, giving D.C. United a 6-2 win over the MetroStars Saturday.

Sports Briefs
Gordon sips victory at wet, wild Pepsi 400Foulke says he'll stop wearing flag on hat

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