Sunday, July 25, 2004

Brawl adds more fuel to Yankees-Red Sox rivalry
BOSTON There's a little fight left in the Boston Red Sox, after all.

Kenai All-Stars come up short at state
The Kenai Little League Senior Girls Softball All-Stars saw their season come to an end Saturday with a 4-2 loss to the Gastineau Channel Little League All-Stars in the state championship tournament at Guy and Judy Hayes Hayes Field in Soldotna.

Giants topple Cardinals
ST. LOUIS On Barry Bonds' 40th birthday, the St. Louis Cardinals made somebody else beat them.

Lucas gets 'Revenge' for new movie
SAN DIEGO The final ''Star Wars'' prequel is just ''Episode III'' no more. Lucasfilm announced its new title Saturday: ''Revenge of the Sith.''

Arbitration panel determines natural gas dispute worth $38.6 million
An arbitration panel has determined that Unocal Corp. owes Agrium U.S. Inc. $38.6 million for failing to deliver natural gas to Agrium's fertilizer plant in Nikiski under an existing gas purchase and sale agreement.

Soldotna progresses through Kenai River celebration
One thing is true about summer on the Kenai Peninsula: there's no lack of parades.

Atlantic salmon swims into net
An adult Atlantic salmon caught in a commercial gillnet fishery Tuesday near Thorne Bay has Alaska Department of Fish and Game officials worried.

David L. Eaddy
David L. Eaddy died Monday, June 28, 2004, at Providence Hospital Intensive Care Unit in Anchorage of a heart attack. He was 48.

Rubye Nel Townsley
Longtime Sterling resident Rubye Nel Townsley died Saturday, July 24, 2004, at Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage. She was 75.

John Welch
Nikiski resident John Welch died Sunday, July 18, 2004, at the Homer Boat Harbor of heart failure. He was 65.

Duncan Wilsak
Longtime Nikiski resident Duncan Wilsak died Saturday, July 24, 2004, at his home with his family by his side. He was 73.

Oilers cruise past Bucs
When things finally went right for the Peninsula Oilers against the Anchorage Bucs, they went really right.

Bucs earn split with Oilers
The Peninsula Oilers scored a dramatic run in the ninth to tie their game with the visiting Anchorage Bucs, but errors cost the home team in the 11th inning as the Bucs grabbed a 6-3 win in Alaska Baseball League play at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai.

Grandparents' 50th anniversary means more than just 1 day
Fifty years is a long time.

Agrium's legal win offers some relief to entire borough
While there's more legal wrangling ahead, an arbitration panel's ruling in the ongoing gas dispute between Unocal Corp. and Agrium U.S. Inc. is welcome news for the stability and certainty it provides Agrium's fertilizer plant in Nikiski even if it is for just the short term.

Around the Peninsula
KCHS plans reunionsLow-cost helmets availableVolleyball camp slatedCar wash fund-raiser set

Think the undrinkable: wood in wine
PARIS Wine flavored with wood chips was, until recently, just the kind of thing France's vintners were proud to have nothing to do with.

Center battles science myths
AMHERST, N.Y. For years the Center for Inquiry and its determined hoax-busters have taken on mysteries such as crop circles and ghost sightings.

Cool treat popular on hot days
AMARILLO, Texas Even arid Texas towns get snow in the summer. Really.

People on Flight 93 saved U.S. from greater horror
WASHINGTON America would have been even more devastated that sunny late-summer morning the Capitol aflame or the White House destroyed if not for a few dozen strangers on an airplane who took the kind of quick, decisive action their government was incapable of on Sept. 11.

Going whole hog for holiday feast
An electric motor betrayed John Doyle.

Youth corps takes on tough jobs
Aaron Singleton stepped onto the riverbank across from the Russian River Ferry and prepared to get down to business.

Hutchison, Glover to marry
Melina Hutchison and Geoff Glover of Soldotna have announced their plans to marry Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004, in an afternoon ceremony at the UPCI Tabernacle and Campground in Sterling. Pastor Mitchell Glover will officiate.

My best friend
Jasper is always happy to run on the beach in Kenai. His owner, Lisa Thrapp of Kenai, found him in very bad shape on a deserted road in Arkansas when he was about three weeks old. A vet didn't think Jasper would make it, but his happy nature pulled him through. He's also survived being shot through the belly with an arrow by a careless hunter and heatstroke. He seems indestructible as long as his owner is looking after him, which she intends to do for a long time to come.

Boston terrier is unofficial candidate for city manager
RIDGEFIELD, Wash. (AP) Merchants in this Columbia River town say they have a great relationship with a would-be city manager who strolls through town every day, making sure everything's running smoothly.

Redford, Botelho take titles
Mo Redford and Rita Botelho have been able to devote a lot of time to playing golf lately, and it showed Thursday and Friday in the 13th annual Grainge Memorial Senior Golf Tournament at Birch Ridge.

Regatta keeps on growing
With 45 rowers participating, the Head of the Kenai Regatta, hosted by the Kenai Crewsers, had its best turnout ever Saturday at Kenai Lake.

Quigley tied for U.S. Bank lead
MILWAUKEE Brett Quigley carded a 6-under 64 Saturday and moved into a tie for the lead with Carlos Franco and Patrick Sheehan after three rounds of the U.S. Bank Championship.

Everything But the Red Run
Friday at Tsalteshi Trails

Photo feature: Tree line
Competitors wind their way through Tsalteshi Trails in the Everything But the Red Run Friday night.

Armstrong an easy ride from history
BESANCON, France Too strong.

Dolphins' Williams to retire
MIAMI (AP) Ricky Williams has told the Miami Dolphins that he's retiring after just five years in the NFL, The Miami Herald reported on its Web site Sunday.

Sports Briefs
Kenai Golf Course to host PGA Junior ClinicCalling all Twins alumniTwins drop game to WasillaBulldogs cap Top of the World tournamentFormer Suns coach Fitzsimmons dies at 72

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