Sunday, July 24, 2005

Twins topple Road Warriors

Lee homers again as Cubs put down Cardinals
ST. LOUIS — Derrek Lee hit his major league-leading 32nd homer, and Jeromy Burnitz and Aramis Ramirez also connected for the Chicago Cubs in a 6-5 victory Saturday over the St. Louis Cardinals.

Devil Rays' Kazmir quiets bats of Orioles
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Scott Kazmir pitched seven strong innings and Alex Gonzalez hit a solo homer off Sidney Ponson, leading the Tampa Bay Devil Rays to a 3-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday night.

Green takes Busch Series race
FOUNTAIN, Colo. (AP) — David Green grabbed the lead on the second-to-last lap and held off polesitter Clint Bowyer to win of the NASCAR Busch Series' ITT Industries 250 on Saturday. The ninth Busch win of Green's career was his first since Oct. 4, 2003 — a span of 60 races.

Wallace hopes to retire on top
LONG POND, Pa. — Rusty Wallace has a to-do list as long as a 2.5-mile track once he retires after this season.

Games gaining on money goal
With the 2006 Arctic Winter Games less than a year away, the host society still needs to raise about $1.5 million.

Sonar glitch miscounts Kenai kings
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced some bad news and good news late Friday.

Building on a tradition
There's no shortage of things to do in the river city this weekend, as Soldotna celebrates what makes it great with the return of Progress Days.

Fisheries advocate Scalzi dies
Homer residents along with countless others across Alaska who knew him are mourning the death of former Alaska House member Drew Scalzi, who died Thursday night at University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle following a long battle with cancer. He was 53.

Oilers win, lose on road
The Peninsula Oilers defeated the Anchorage Glacier Pilots 7-0 Friday in Anchorage before falling to the Mat-Su Miners 5-3 Saturday in the Mat-Su valleys.

Voices of the Clarion: Staying closer to home
Whether fighting directly in gun battles against insurgents in Iraq or helping care for wounded soldiers at the U.S. Army hospital in Landstuhl, Germany, members of America's military find personal strength in the support they are shown by family and friends and others back home in the United States.

Scalzi loss hurts peninsula
The Kenai Peninsula has had a difficult week. After the loss of two powerful peninsula allies — Don Gilman and Charles Cranston — we are once again mourning one who has had a hand in making our existence better from his presence.

Berries could leave mark on area economy
More and more companies are seeking a "Made in Alaska" stamp of approval these days. That's a mark that bears a lot of weight, especially with Alaskans. We take pride in being able to say "We made it here," without the help of anyone else. We are powered by the fact that we are pioneers on the Last Frontier.

Weddings
Crouse, Taylor plan August nuptials Rouggly, Drew marry in Kenai

Working the burn
Specialized fire crews working the perimeter of the Fox Creek Fire must hack and cut their way through remote forest by hand — and make it look like they weren't even there. That's because managing a fire is much different from fighting a fire, especially one contained within a national wildlife refuge.

Around the Peninsula
Christian Center frying fish today efuge hosts films, nature walks Nutrition classes continue

Feline physics
Cats can do some pretty amazing things. They seem to have a propensity for dogging death by a whisker, often leaving their owners and any onlookers wondering, "How'd they do that?"

My best friend
Joee, an 11-year-old Yorkshire terrier, is the lovable baby of the Chaffin family of Kenai. He loves to play with his food and throw it around the kitchen. Joee belongs to Adeline Chaffin.

Newbould, Goldstein claim wins
On a pleasant summer evening, Soldotna's Brandon Newbould toasted the field to win the fourth annual Everything But the Red Run Friday at Tsalteshi Trails.

Area Sports Briefs
Volunteers needed for Chrysler golf event KPHA starts early registration Hockey camp offered Nikiski volleyball starts Aug. 8 Wildlife Rescue Run is Aug. 6 Clinic to focus on flip turns

Senior Amateur basks in sun
While many golfers groused about their scoring on the second day of the Peninsula Senior Amateur Grainge Memorial Golf Tournament, they couldn't complain about the weather. Most still enjoyed the two days of sunshine on Thursday and Friday and the well-kept greens at Birch Ridge Golf Course.

Iron Dog moves finish to Fairbanks
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Fairbanks has been reinstated as the last stop of the world's longest snowmachine race.

Armstrong makes a family affair of winning one last time
SAINT-ETIENNE, France — For one final time, Lance Armstrong fastened his feet on the pedals and faced the road ahead. He wasn't thinking about championships or his place in history, he said later, but about his three young children waiting at the finish.

Watson takes one-shot lead at Senior British Open
ABERDEEN, Scotland — Tom Watson matched the course record at Royal Aberdeen set only hours earlier Saturday with a 7-under 64, taking a one-shot lead over Craig Stadler into the final round of the Senior British Open.

China's Hu wins 10-meter platform; Cuba earns first world medal
MONTREAL — The Chinese finished in their usual top spot at the diving pool. The surprise? Cuba was second, earning its first medal of any kind at the World Swimming Championships.

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