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Monday, August 9, 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.

On a journey for God: Traveling rabbinical students reach Kenai Peninsula
Black suitcoats, dress slacks and white collared shirts are normally reserved for funerals on the Peninsula, but not for traveling rabbi Yossi Bendet.

'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."

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.

Community Development Quota groups pursue tax break
Lobbying firms and their employees hired by Community Development Quota groups are breaking out their checkbooks for U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski's re-election campaign as the nonprofits push to expand their tax-exempt status to their subsidiaries.

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

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.

Tide driven: Exhibit explores Kachemak waters
Visitors to Kachemak Bay often get confused -- and amazed -- by the bay's extreme tides. People who don't live on the ocean have a hard time understanding a bay where the difference between the highest high tide and the lowest low tide is more than 28 feet.

Paul Quartly
Wasilla resident Paul Quartly.66, died Aug. 1, 2010, in a plane crash in Denali National Park.

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.

Changes in Soldotna shouldn't be allowed to hurt Homer hospital
With Central Peninsula Hospital officials studying a potential change to that hospital's governance structure, members of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly and the administration need to keep a boroughwide perspective on the issue.

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

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

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.

Kenai blanks Skyview
Talk about an omen.

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.

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

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.

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

Rain can't slow state motocross racers
Another overcast, rainy weekend actually didn't turn out too bad for a pair of state motocross series races held Saturday and Sunday at Twin Cities Raceway in Kenai.

Oilers ousted from tourney
The Sedalia (Mo.) Bombers lived up to their nickname in ousting the Peninsula Oilers from the National Baseball Congress World Series in Wichita, Kan., on Sunday.

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

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.

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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