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Sunday, August 19, 2007

Sex offender pulls knife in store, ends up in jail
Joe Dennis knew something was wrong when he received the all manager's call at Three Bears Market around 4:20 p.m. Aug. 9. Sure enough, when he came downstairs, he discovered an intoxicated Melvin Joe, 51, and another drunk man, eating store merchandise and making a mess.

Are term limits legal?
Propositions scheduled to appear on the Oct. 2 municipal ballot that would apply term limits to assembly and school board seats might face difficulties with Alaska statutes, according to attorneys with the borough.

Borough, Homer mayors trade barbs over 'spanking' remark
Homer Mayor Jim Hornaday charged Monday that comments allegedly made by Borough Mayor John Williams to Assemblywoman Milli Martin in February during a conversation about South Peninsula Hospital had implied violence against women and that Williams should consider resigning.

Fair weather for some fun
If you're "barn to be wild," it takes more than gray clouds and the threat of rain to dampen your enthusiasm. This weekend, the fun was shining bright at the Kenai Peninsula State Fair where the theme "barn to be wild" was custom-made for the waterproof crowd.

Senator brings buddy to Homer
The two elder statesman stood together Thursday a Republican from Alaska and a Democrat from Hawaii swapping stories, tag-teaming a few questions and praising each other for a job well done.

Joseph 'Joe' Bradford Broussard
Former Nikiksi resident Joseph "Joe" Bradford Broussard died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2007, in Baton Rouge, La., after a lengthy illness. He was 54.

Douglas MacArthur Young
Soldotna resident Douglas MacArthur Young died of natural causes Saturday, Aug. 11, 2007, at his home. He was 65.

Want new faces in politics? Then let's see yours
The low amount of voters who likely will turn out to participate in the Oct. 2 municipal election (as historically the Kenai Peninsula has had poor voter-turnout numbers) will have an equally low number of candidates to choose from.

Be careful what you wish for: Fast dog goes nowhere, but make room for number 5
The weather is getting cooler, the sun is setting earlier, and the fireweed is climbing higher. These trends can only signal one thing: Dog agility trial season is winding down.

Skilak recreation area not lacking in opportunities
The early morning air was so still and the reflection on Bottenintnin Lake so crystal clear, it was difficult to tell where the water ended and the azure sky began. Even the one and only cloud a thin, white, wispy thing way up high was perfectly mirrored in the calm water. A small ripple at the surface emanating from where an emerald-colored dragonfly darted a little too low in pursuit of a mosquito meal was the only giveaway.

Life in the Pedestrian Lane
There's not much I won't eat. If you saw me you'd guess that. I'm not sure if it is because my parents were not fussy eaters, so taught me by example to eat everything. Or because their food rules were simple: "taste everything once" and "clean your plate" (remember "the little children in China are starving"?).

Around the Peninsula
AARP driver safety program today Immunization clinic scheduled Kaleidoscope hosts open house, barbecue College opens new building Thursday Head Start accepting registration Kennel club gears up for fall classes Boys Scouts take to the sky

Pet Photo: Best Friends
Peterbuilt the cat is at home in a box, with no room to spare for Bear Bear to get in. The cats belong to Jeanne Hayes of Kenai.

Nikiski cruises past Huskies
Beau Calderwood just stood there hunched over, his hands planted on his knees.

Seward girls win their own invite
The Seward girls won their own invitational on Saturday, beating second-place Wasilla by one point at the 10-team Seward Invite cross country meet.

CIA starts soccer team
Cook Inlet Academy teacher Kenny Leaf remembers the reaction soccer got in years past in physical education class at the basketball-dominated school.

SkyHi edges Buccaneers
Eddie Buffington's 7-yard touchdown run in the second quarter was all visiting Skyview needed as they limited Valdez to a total of 23 yards in defeating the Buccaneers, 6-0, on Saturday.

Byrd, Hankins to wed
Crystal Byrd and Charles Hankins of Soldotna, formally of Phoenix, Ariz., plan to marry Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007, at Trinity Christian Center in Soldotna.

Saxman, Daggett marry in Florida
Nadia T. Saxman and James W. Daggett of Nikiski were married in an evening ceremony Wednesday, June 27, 2007, at Treasure Island, Fla. The Rev. James C. Daggett officiated.

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