Monday, July 5, 2004

Braves batter Lowe, Red Sox
ATLANTA Derek Lowe gave up eight runs in 4 1-3 innings, and the Atlanta Braves rode a nine-run fifth to a 10-4 win over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday.

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.

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.

Look out Piazza likely to catch Clemens at All-Star Game
NEW YORK Look out Houston, Roger Clemens is set to throw the first pitch of the All-Star game to his nemesis, Mike Piazza.

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

Landscaping Awards
Kathy Tomrdle's home off Cook Street in Old Town Kenai was chosen as this week's Kenai Garden of the Week, sponsored by the Kenai Parks and Recreation Department.

Borough set to decide fate of security funds
Spending measures totaling almost $840,000 in homeland security funding will get public hearings at Tuesday's Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting.

Fourth of July brings out small town ambience
Independence Day is not just a day to celebrate the freedom of the United States. It also is the day for Smalltown, U.S.A., to shine.

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

Bear sightings keep Kenai officials busy
A brown bear devouring a moose calf outside a fishing lodge early Wednesday was the beginning of what turned into several days of Kenai police responses to bear sightings in the city.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Peninsula splits twin bill with AIA
Peninsula Oilers starting pitcher Steve Morlock waited out a rain delay as well as an impromptu slip-n-slide exhibition and came back to finish off a one-hit victory Sunday as the Oilers recorded a 1-0 win in the opening game of a doubleheader against Athletes in Action Sunday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai.

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.

Court helping turn war on terror into war on citizen rights
The war on terror does not have to be a war on our civil rights.

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.

How America chooses; Voters' love-hate relationship with political parties
REYNOLDSVILLE, Pa. This could be a gathering of the PTA or the rotary club dinner in the church basement, a blizzard of old jokes and a table of raffled gifts.

Kenai man enjoys warmth of free vacation in Chile
The next time you are shopping at Safeway and the checkout clerk asks if you have your Safeway Club Card handy, you just might want to take the time to fish it out of your pocket.

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.

Around the Peninsula
Skyview pool closure continuesSalmon canning class availableHistorical society to meetNutrition classes slatedSoHi pool swim lessons availableSafe sitter course offered

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.

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

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.

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.

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?

Community News
Youth theater opportunities aboundCoastal Studies Center plans summer activitiesWildlife refuge sets summer scheduleWatershed plans July activitiesChallenger Center sets camp scheduleLibrary sponsors writing, recipe contests

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.

Jessica and Daniel Martin of Soldotna announce the birth of their daughter, Aston Rose Martin, at 9:15 p.m., Tuesday, March 2, 2004, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. She weighed 11 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 23.5 inches.

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.

Peninsula People
Sorenson, Richardson make dean's listHobbs joins Air ForceMichael earns bachelor's degreeStrogsdill graduates from college

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

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.

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.

Mallon posts record round to win Open
SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. Merely a bystander during so many great moments in women's golf, Meg Mallon celebrated one of her own Sunday in the U.S. Women's Open.

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.

Rice races to second IRL victory of year
KANSAS CITY, Kan. Buddy Rice has gone from sub to star.

New blood stands atop Mt. Marathon
Seward's Cedar Petrosius gave the home crowd something to cheer about Sunday, while Toby Schwoerer proved the first time can indeed be a charm.

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.

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.

Federer defends Wimbledon crown
WIMBLEDON, England Barely in command of a tight Wimbledon final against Andy Roddick, Roger Federer hit a shot that clipped the net and popped over, helping set up a backhand winner.

Greece defeats Portugal 1-0 for European Championship
LISBON, Portugal Even before the Olympics, 2004 will be remembered as one of the great years for Greek sports.

Defending champ plays it safe on treacherous course
CHARLEROI, Belgium Lance Armstrong played it safe in the first full stage of the Tour de France.

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

Feofanova breaks world record in women's pole vault
IRAKLION, Greece Svetlana Feofanova broke the world record in the women's pole vault Sunday night, clearing 16 feet to better the mark set just seven days earlier by a Russian compatriot.

Moose of a different color: Unusual animal intrigues viewers
A moose of a different color has been strolling the streets of Kenai. Instead of normal boring beige or blah brown, this moose is piebald white it has a white breast with white patches over its otherwise normal-brown coat.

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