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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Two lies don't make a right for voters
Alaskans Against Government Mandates' and Planned Parenthood's recent, tear jerking ads continue to mislead the public about the truths of Ballot Measure 2.

Industry, state working to record fish crewmembers
No one really knows how many crewmembers work the fishing vessels operating in state waters. And that could be knocking the crews and their communities out of potentially millions of dollars in grants and potential fishing quotas, according to industry leaders.

Photo feature: How sweet it is
Karen Crapps shows her children Caitlyn and Ryan how much sugar is in a bottle of soda while visiting a booth Saturday at the "Head Back Healthy" wellness fair for kids at Soldotna Middle School.

Photo feature: Spectator sport
Melvin Bailey, his wife, Miki, and their dog, Gideon, watch Soldotna's football team play Wasilla on Friday night.

'Dealt with' him : Murder suspect had previous run-ins with the law
In March of 2009, Lyle D. Ludvick was arrested for allegedly pulling a gun on his son while yelling, "I am going to blow your head off."

Ted Hughes
Longtime Kenai resident Ted R. Hughes, 66, died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010 at his home in Kenai.

Become part of the solution
Last month's shooting death and the circumstances surrounding it elicited a remarkable and passionate response from many of our friends and neighbors. We don't witness many violent crimes like that in our community, and when we do, residents want action and want it quick.

This is one of my favorite times of year - Back to School Days.
Here is where I'll have to admit to a mean streak - I enjoy seeing the looks on most kids' faces when the Back to School ads start appearing - in the newspaper, on TV, in banners in the stores. I love to see kids taunted by the message wherever they turn.

Around the Peninsula

School open houses set

Kenai blanks Skyview
Talk about an omen.

Soldotna gets past Wasilla: Warriors, Stars combine for 8 turnovers, 230 penalty yards
Soldotna's first game of the 2010 prep football season against visiting Wasilla on Friday looked like, well, the first game of the season. The two combined for eight turnovers, 13 fumbles and more than 230 penalty yards as the Stars came away with a 15-7 victory.

Homer edges Nikiski
The visiting Homer football team defeated Nikiski 14-6 on Saturday in a season-opening, nonconference game for both teams.

District Message: District students perform above state levels in standardized tests
Welcome to the 2010-11 school year. After a summer of rest, recreation and a little too much rain, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District staff is again ready to do all that it can for our students. Over the summer the district's principals and administrators diligently planned and prepared for the return of students and staff.

New school year, new grade -- how to make the transition
Like clockwork, school starts over again every year. But it's not always the same school for a youngster.

Who to contact
Don't know where to start? Here is a list to get you headed in the right direction.

Athletes begin preparing for new year
Just as schools prepare themselves for a new class, athletes must ready themselves for competition as well.

Youth bowling sign-ups set for Sept. 11
Sign-ups and the start of the season meeting for Peninsula Strikers Youth Bowling will be Sept. 11. Youth bowling is open to those ages 5 to 20. The Peninsula Strikers are sanctioned through the United States Bowling Congress. Youth bowlers earn achievement awards and there are scholarship tournaments throughout the year. The league begins on Sept. 18 at 9:45 a.m.

Oilers stay alive
The Peninsula Oilers stayed alive in the National Baseball Congress World Series in Wichita, Kan., with victories on Friday and Saturday.

Alvin Rogers and Charlotte Rogers Celebrate 60th Anniversary
Alvin and Charlotte Rogers celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Friday, July 30th at the home of Mark and Sandra Poers in Soldotna.

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