Sunday, July 11, 2004

Yankees bedevil Rays
NEW YORK Derek Jeter's three-run double snapped a seventh-inning tie, Alex Rodriguez homered into the left-field upper deck and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 6-3 on Saturday.

Cardinals get eighth straight
ST. LOUIS Jim Edmonds homered for the fourth straight game and Jeff Suppan worked six strong innings, helping the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 5-2 on Saturday for their eighth consecutive victory.

Reynolds moves from Kenai to EDD
Casey Reynolds, who for the past year has served as Kenai's economic development director, is leaving the city but he's not going far.

Fire danger remains high on peninsula
The 46-acre fire that broke out along the Kenai River Trail on Monday evening was been officially declared ontained by the Alaska Division of Forestry, but much work is still being done in the area.

Heat strains Kenai's water system
Unseasonably warm weather on the Kenai Peninsula has placed a big burden on Kenai's most abundant natural resource.

State officials say judge's decision confirms current Fish and Game practices
A Kenai Superior Court judge issued a temporary restraining order Friday saying the Alaska Board of Fisheries may not interpret regulations in such a way that they restrict the power of the commissioner of the Department of Fish and Game to open Cook Inlet commercial salmon fisheries by emergency order.

O. Wendell Honea
Former Kenai resident O. Wendell Honea died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2003. He was 81.

Oilers fly past Pilots
The Peninsula Oilers overcame an early deficit Saturday to defeat the Anchorage Glacier Pilots 6-4 in an Alaska Baseball League game at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai.

Celebrating lives well lived; Deaths of elderly aunts prompt reflection on past and future
In the past several weeks, one side of my extended family reached a poignant, if inevitable, milestone.

Is U.S. planning exit strategy?
WASHINGTON President Bush's words about the war in Iraq have moderated since the feisty ''Bring 'em on!'' directed at those who would attack U.S. forces and undermine creation of a free government.

Citizens who want change should take lead role in process
Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly members who believe a move to change the way the borough is governed should be led by citizens and not the assembly are correct.

Following rules one way to reduce danger of fire
The perfect weather the Kenai Peninsula has been experiencing also provides the perfect recipe for a fire to get out of control.

Around the Peninsula
Wildlife refuge hosts nature walks, filmsRunning club to meetSummer camp continues in NikiskiHealth services collaborative to meetNeighborhood watch meeting setLangdon basketball camp set for SewardLow cost helmets available

Alaska wildlife center allows easy viewing of rare wildlife
PORTAGE Travelers interested in a good look at Alaska wildlife but not interested in hiking or camping out can find grizzly bears, musk oxen, moose, caribou and much more at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.

Couple finds message in bottle from Japanese fisher
ANCHORAGE The bottle, a small squat one with a short, narrow neck and a screw-on cap, was wedged in a knot of drift logs high on a beach on Afognak Island.

Young felons take advantage of second chance at education
Kristopher Panichello doesn't have to imagine the world in his poem.

Fairbanks man takes on dirty job
FAIRBANKS It's a pretty basic business that doesn't require a lot of expertise.

Canine companions, humans strut their stuff at annual event
Rebecca Brandon of Anchorage rhythmically brushed out the glossy black coat of her Affenpinscher as it stood as motionless as a statue.

My best friend
Christina Johnstone of Soldotna loves giving the family dog, Molly, lots of love.

Government approves first insulin for diabetic dogs
WASHINGTON (AP) Diabetic dogs are about to get their own insulin.

Sports Briefs
Twins split Saturday with WestBrent Barry signs deal with San AntonioAli to throw out All-Star first pitchRubin earns Fed Cup tie for United StatesDetroit, Charlotte, L.A. pick up WNBA wins

MetroStars stop streak
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J John Wolyniec and Amado Guevara scored second-half goals and the MetroStars broke a three-game losing streak with a 2-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday.

Anchorage racer sprints to victory Friday
John McDonald was the fastest man in town Friday, clocking a track-record time in qualifying, then going on to take top honors in the 410 sprint car class in racing action at Twin Cities Raceway in Kenai.

Jones fails to qualify in 100
SACRAMENTO, Calif. Perhaps it was the stress of fighting doping allegations. Maybe it was the physical and emotional strains of motherhood. Or perhaps time, and a new generation of sprinters, are finally catching up with her.

Armstrong speaks out
SAINT-BRIEUC, France Lance Armstrong believes Tour de France organizers could do more to calm nervous riders and avoid spills that could ruin his bid for a record sixth straight victory.

Englishman can smell major Champions Tour victory
DEARBORN, Mich. Mark James has played for the European Ryder Cup team seven times, captained it once, and won 22 tournaments overseas.

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