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Monday, August 7, 2006

Golf tourney a big hit
On behalf of your Kenai Peninsula United Way Board of Directors, myself, and the 26 peninsula-based member agencies we currently support, I would like to thank Bea Lashley, Dina Pizzuto and the Tesoro Alaska employees for once again volunteering to coordinate the sixth annual Tesoro Golf Tournament. All proceeds generated from the event benefit Kenai Peninsula United Way.

Does management plan mean nothing?
In the words of someone much wiser than I “It’s deja vu all over again!” But it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that it is money, power and political influence that drives the management of our local fish stocks.

Fisheries decision a disgrace
This letter is in regard to the commercial fishing in the Kasilof River Special Harvest Area.

Cruise ship head tax should sail on to approval
Here’s some background regarding Ballot Initiative No. 2.

Library finds words to thank local business
Kenai Community Library would like to thank Dave Schilling from the Uptown Motel for housing our visiting authors and storytellers this past season. It is through his generosity that we were able to host some amazing storytellers. The community loved each and every one, and we must gratefully rely on local businesses to help us with this endeavor.

Keeping the sky up
I have grown tired of the big contest between Big Oil and their surrogates and the cruise ship industry and their surrogates. They are battling to prove who is the best at out Rushing Rush Limbaugh. Take a small kernel of truth and lather it over with distortions, half truths and outright lies. Both are so good at it it will be hard to pick a winner! And both are spending big bucks in their efforts to scam all of us.

Fishermen get another shot at Kenai River sockeyes
Opportunities to fish the Kenai River this season have ebbed and flowed like Cook Inlet tides, and the pattern continued this weekend as multiple user groups gained additional fishing time and increased bag limits.

Assembly considers money for roads
Kenai Peninsula roads from Nikiski to Seward will get a touch-up if a $1.8 million appropriation introduced by the borough assembly last week gets a final OK.

Fisherman tackles challenge of landing hefty 303-pound halibut with wimpy gear
An Anchor Point halibut charter captain commanded the art of using light tackle to prove you don’t have to take the sport out of halibut fishing to land a big fish.

HAMming it up in outer space
At 6:55 a.m. Saturday, NASA astronaut Jeffrey Williams was orbiting the Earth over South Africa.

Education project to help area schools excel
With school not yet in session, the agenda for tonight’s school board meeting is relatively void of topics, but work sessions scheduled for this afternoon should offer some excitement, according to the schools superintendent.

Dipnetter pulled from river
Just as it appeared the dipnet season may transpire without anyone having to be plucked from the water, an early morning fisherman was swept away and then recovered on Sunday.

Jackup rig false alarm
Some residents along the bluffs north of Kenai thought they were seeing a jackup oil rig being positioned in Cook Inlet not far from South Miller Loop last week. They weren’t.

James Michael Duffy
Soldotna resident James Michael Duffy died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006, at his home with his family by his side. He was 73.

William ‘Kay’ Johnson
William “Kay” Johnson of East Wenatchee, Wash., died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006, at his home.

Richard Beaumont Davey
Cooper Landing resident Richard Beaumont Davey died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2006, at home. He was 88.

Damsel’s lack of help distressing: Motorists driving by woman in need a sad commentary on community
I hate to see my wife cry.

Peninsula Reflections
A recent visitor asked,“What happened to Henton’s Lodge?” He’d hired a taxi to take him to the place he’d remembered from trips over 50 years ago with his dad to camp and fish the Russian River. Here’s the story in a nutshell.

Peninsula People
Arbelovsky graduates Cornell Christianson makes dean’s list Free, reduced meals available Area students receive scholarships Scott redeploys

Around the Peninsula
Skyview sports set to start Basketball clinics set to shoot

Senior Menus
Nikiski Ninilchik Soldotna Sterling

They’re meant to help, but culverts actually block fish passage
Ginny Litchfield may understand more than most just how important transportation is to Alaska’s fishing industry. Litchfield’s work helps to ensure the fishermen and fish products that roll over the Kenai Peninsula’s roads can get to where they need to go. But even more directly, Litchfield ensures the safe passage of fish traveling below the peninsula’s roads.

Births
· Valarie Johnson and Robert Winston Geertz announce the birth of their son, Lucas Tom Geertz, at 5:38 a.m. Friday, July 7, 2006, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. He weighed 5 pounds, 9.5 ounces and measured 18 inches.

Weddings
Becker, Hansen marry in Anchorage

Walking in their ancestors’ shoes
In late June, more than 100 youth and 40 adults of the Soldotna Alaska Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints joined together for a trek near Stariski Creek without cell phones, iPods or running water.

Around the Peninsula
Basketball clinics set to shoot PFLAG to meet Agrium continues live fire training Kasilof library to host open house Community coalition to meet Deadline for fair quilts looming Car seat checkups set Food bank fundraiser planned Beautiful yard nominations sought

Senior Events
Nikiski Ninilchik Soldotna Sterling

AlaskaWomen are from Venus, men are in trouble
Every once in awhile I find myself deliberating on the really deep mysteries of life, such as how women perceive men. I recently read some strange articles and books suggesting how to get in touch with my feminine side. Unfortunately, I ended up with nothing more than a terrible urge to put my hair up in rollers before going to bed.

Photos wanted!
Pet photos either can be color or black and white and should be no smaller than 3-by-5 inches. They may include people. Limit one photo per household.They can be dropped off at the Kenai office or mailed to the Clarion at P.O. Box 3009, Kenai, 99611. A brief explanation of the photo, the pet’s and owner’s names, owner’s address and phone number must be included. E-mailed photos will not be accepted. Only photos with an address written on the back will be returned.

Peninsula Clarion - High School Sports

Oilers get bats rolling
The Peninsula Oilers defeated the Clarinda A’s of Iowa 11-4 on Sunday to stay alive at the National Baseball Congress World Series in Wichita, Kan.

Twins’ season ends after loss
The Twins were eliminated from the American Legion Alaska state tournament on Friday after a 12-8 loss to Chugiak at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage.

Bomar wins Chrysler crown again
Down seven strokes entering the second and final day of the eighth annual Kenai Chrysler Golf Championship, Billy Bomar shot a 1-under-par 71 and let the Kenai Golf Course do the rest.

Stone plays rock solid
Texas professional Cory Stone fired a tournament record 5-under-par 67 on Saturday at the Kenai Golf Course to take the lead after the first day of the two-day Kenai Chrysler Golf Championship.

Oilers stay alive at NBC
The Peninsula Oilers stayed alive in the National Baseball Congress World Series in Wichita, Kan., on Saturday with an 8-4 victory over the Beatrice Bruins of Nebraska.

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