Sunday, August 7, 2005

Chugiak knocks out Twins
The American Legion Twins were eliminated from the Alaska State Tournament Friday after a 6-5 loss to Chugiak.

Super fan
FAIRBANKS, Alaska — Terry Galbraith sat in the bleachers behind home plate at Growden Memorial Park munching peanut M&Ms and watching the Alaska Goldpanners play their last home game on a recent Thursday.

CES officers fired up for promotions
The recent retirements of some high-ranking firefighters at Central Emergency Services have paved the way for the promotion of the assistant fire marshal to assistant chief and one firefighter to training officer.

Search on for Kenai manager
The Kenai City Council was informed Wednesday its next meeting packet will include a proposed search procedure for a city manager to replace Linda Snow, whose contract was not renewed in July.

Jogging their memories
Alee Rowley leads other Kenai Central High School cross country runners up a hill on Lawton Drive during a practice in Saturday morning's sun. Athletes from other prep sports have also started practicing for their upcoming seasons.

Ordinance frees up assembly members
If Kenai Peninsula Borough residents want to contest the value the borough puts on their property, they will soon contest it before a new group of people. If borough residents take issue with a planning and zoning decision, they will also see some new faces sitting on the board.

Palmer Jay Shirk
Longtime Alaskan and Seward resident Palmer Jay Shirk died Friday, Aug. 5, 2005, at Providence Wesley Care Center in Seward after a long battle with Parkinson Disease. He was 80.

Voices of the Clarion: Vacation of a lifetime
On my summer vacation, I managed to squeeze in a few rounds of golf, some sightseeing, a bit of world-class fishing, a little quiet time strolling the beach and even a couple late-night bull sessions with some of the locals.

Actions make difference in others' lives
It's easy to grumble when you see the blinking lights of an Alaska State Trooper car approaching in the rear view mirror as you cruise along faster than you should.

Around the Peninsula
Golf tourney fund-raiser planned KCHS swim, diving set to begin Swim clinic planned PFLAG to meet Flag football registration set Montessori presentation slated

My best friend
At 13 years old, Smokie loves sleeping by a fire in the fall. He follows owners Linda Christopher and family of Soldotna around while they gather wood.

Bomar leads Chrysler Open
It could be another good year for Billy Bomar. The Anchorage pro, who already has two Kenai Chrysler Open titles (2001, 2003) to his credit, fired a stellar, 69 Saturday at the Kenai Golf Course to take a two-stroke lead over Louie Rungie and Scott Taylor in the tournament's opening round.

Pastrana wins, but gravity trumps innovation at X Games
LOS ANGELES — Gravity trumped innovation Saturday at the X Games, as two bold attempts at new tricks resulted in fall after fall.

Sports Briefs
Barrel horse racing results announced

Gannon retires; Giants, Jets scuffle
NAPA, Calif. — Rich Gannon ended an 18-year NFL career Saturday, retiring from the Oakland Raiders after missing missed most of last season with a broken vertebra in his neck.

Vick, Manning give brief show in Japan
TOKYO — Michael Vick and Peyton Manning gave the Japanese fans what they wanted in the American Bowl, playing into the second quarter and showing why they are two of the NFL's best quarterbacks.

International becomes a monumental test
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. — It has long been one of golf's most unique tournaments. This weekend, the International has morphed into something even more.

Fishing for Bears
Last month on the Chenik River, surrounded by brown bears in every direction, all Bob could think about was fishing.

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