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Saturday, August 16, 2008

'Yes' vote urged on 4
It is truly unfortunate that in a time where Alaska's corrupt politics is being exposed, we have Native corporations and groups backed by foreign mining companies resorting to the same tired politics of fear and deceit as they bombard Alaskans with misleading ads concerning Ballot Measure 4.

Reader shares thoughts
Thought for the day: Calling an illegal alien an "undocumented immigrant" is like calling a drug dealer an "unlicensed pharmacist."

Gas prices questioned
Now that the price of oil has dropped $30 to $115 per barrel, a 20 percent decrease, why hasn't Tesoro or Holiday dropped their prices?

Time to answer question
It is time to have an impeachment hearing. We must have a full hearing on the alleged wrongdoings of Vice President Dick Cheney. To do this honors our democracy and its safeguards. If we fail to do this, then history will note that we did nothing and in doing so caused the demise of the great American experiment.

People urged not to use 'R-word'
I invite you to support Special Olympics Alaska by requesting you to be a fan of dignity and join me in a campaign to stop the use of the "R-word." This week, the film "Tropic Thunder" opens in movie theaters across the nation. While intended to be a satire on Hollywood actors and producers, the film has a scene which is offensive and demeans people with intellectual disabilities.

State fair open for fun
The Kenai Peninsula State Fair will return this weekend, and organizers say this year's event will be the biggest and best one yet.

Soldotna man killed in car crash
Michael Szajbler, 36, of Soldotna was killed in a car accident on Wednesday.

City won't buy course
After three years of wrestling with the idea, the city of Soldotna decided on Wednesday to stop pursuing the purchase of a golf course.

Decision split on term limits
A Kenai Superior Court judge Thursday handed down a mixed decision in a legal dispute pitting the Alliance of Concerned Taxpayers against the Kenai Peninsula Borough and Kenai Peninsula Borough School District over a pair of term-limit propositions voters passed boroughwide during last year's municipal election.

Zachary John Foster
Zachary John Foster died, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008, in Fruitland, Fla., after being struck by a hit-a-run driver while visiting his grandparents home. He was 3.

The basics of leadership
On Wednesday, Gov. Sarah Palin held a press conference regarding pressure from her administration to the Public Safety Department to fire a state trooper who went through a messy divorce with Palin's sister, Molly McCann, in 2005.

What I did on my summer vacation: Got out, got dirty
There are sports camps, music camps and lots of other summer camps to help children learn and make the most of their summers. This year, for the first time, 14 fourth- and fifth-graders with an interest in the outdoors participated in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge's "Get Out & Get Dirty" summer camp.

Mud run offers unique challenges
There are no shortages of marathons, half-marathons and fun runs on the Kenai Peninsula in summer, but an event this weekend is undeniably distinct from any of these other exercise endeavors.

Silver streak: Run continues to please
Silver salmon are continuing to storm the rivers to the delight of anglers looking for late summer action.

Around the Peninsula

Garage sale fundraiser slated

Stars, Knights set to clash
Soldotna coach Galen Brantley Jr. still can't tell you what the future holds for the 2008 edition of the Stars.

Class Races to be held Saturday
The Nikiski Class Races will be held Saturday at Nikiski High School.

Church Briefs

Kids activities offered

Learning the blessings of a secret life
Well known Christian author and speaker Angela Thomas confesses to a secret life. As a single mother of four, Thomas insists her secret life is necessary to sustain her sanity, endure life's ups and downs, and prevent debilitating anxiety. Furthermore, Thomas claims each one of us should have a secret life too. Exactly what kind of secret life is Thomas talking about here? Is this secret life immoral, in poor taste, or against the law?

Bird Homestead Golf Report: Weather remains a mixed bag
What is the record amount of putts on one hole in a major event? Can you believe 156 putts? So don't go beating yourself up when you take three putts a hole.

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