Saturday, August 21, 2004

Sheffield rallies Yankees to win
The New York Yankees wasted a six-run lead and were about to get swept by the Minnesota Twins until Gary Sheffield saved them just as he has so often this season.

Real estate, not toys could help Toys ''R'' Us
NEW YORK (AP) Toys ''R'' Us Inc. might finally have something that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. can't undercut in price: Its real estate holdings.

Engineering the teenager-only personal computer
This isn't your typical, humdrum, slate-colored computer. Not only is the PC known as the hip-e almost all white, but its screen and keyboard are framed in fuzzy pink fur. Or a leopard skin design. Or a graffiti-themed pattern.

Dollar's moves matter in earnings
NEW YORK (AP) The giant boost to U.S. corporate earnings that has come by way of the weak dollar could fade fast should there be even a slight slowdown in the currency's decline.

Scammers aim at people desperate for credit or credit repair
NEW YORK (AP) With credit such a big part of Americans' lives, it should come as no surprise that it's a fertile field for fraudsters.

Paul Seaton - House District 35 Republican
I have been honored to represent the people of House District 35 in the Legislature these past two years. One of the challenges to our large state is maintaining meaningful contact with constituents while in Juneau. I promised in the last campaign to produce a weekly e-mail newsletter from Juneau.

Mike Heimbuch - House District 35 Unaffiliated
People have a sense of adventure that finds perfect outlet in coming to Alaska. Staying here for a major portion of one's life requires a hearty spirit and strong will. To think otherwise is to ignore Alaska's biggest Sat

Deb Germano - House District 35 Democrat
I'm running for the office of state representative representing District 35, comprised of the southern Kenai Peninsula, from Seward to Cooper Landing and Anchor Point south to Kachemak Bay, including Homer and its environs.

4 run for District 35 seats
All the candidates in the race for the House District 35 seat covering the lower Kenai Peninsula have a walk in the park in Tuesday's primary.

Voters must choose from 3 primary ballots
Alaskans head to the polls Tuesday for the 2004 Alaska Primary where they will choose candidates to run for state and federal public offices in the general election Nov. 2.

Rain clouds may have silver lining
The wet weather predicted this weekend may be just the boost anglers need to get more silver salmon moving up peninsula waterways.

Juneau gardeners work hard to beat heat
JUNEAU (AP) The summer's glorious weather isn't so wonderful for all plants, and public gardeners are having to work hard to keep parks and medians quenched.

Dall sheep hunters must comply with new regs
Most Dall sheep hunters this year need to comply with a new regulation requiring that the horns be sealed after the hunt. The horns of rams taken in units where a horn size restriction is in place must be sealed. Horns of sheep taken in units where any sheep is legal don't have to be sealed.

Stolen car, body found near Homer
Police responded to a report of a vehicle off the Sterling Highway in Homer on Wednesday night and found a Jeep Cherokee in tall brush and the remains of a human near the vehicle.

UPS office damaged after fire
Maintenance workers burning weeds around the United Parcel Service building in Kenai accidentally set fire to the building Wednesday evening, causing extensive damage to the office and break room area, according to a fire department official.

Is the peninsula ready for a big fire?
With 602 wildfires consuming more than 7,800 acres across Alaska this summer, including the ongoing Glacier Creek Fire in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, many peninsula residents are wondering just how prepared the the Kenai Peninsula is for a serious wildlife.

Homer man arraigned on murder charges
Pleas of "not guilty" were entered in Kenai Superior Court on Thursday on behalf of the Homer man charged with fatally shooting another Homer man he had met earlier on the day of the shooting.

Neighbors pull together
A wildfire in Kasilof made headlines earlier this week, and residents were an integral of part on combating the flames.

Evan Duane Belnap
Longtime Homer resident Evan Duane Belnap died Sunday, April 25, 2004, in Homer with his family by his side. He was 83.

Morris E. Wilhelm
Longtime Alaska resident Morris E. Wilhelm died of cancer Friday, Aug. 13, 2004, at his home in Palmer. He was 71.

Joseph Glizynski
Sterling summertime resident Joseph Glizynski died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna after a short illness.

Khorkina makes a grand exit
The diva does not warm up before her performance. Not much, anyway. That is something that other gymnasts do, and Svetlana Khorkina will never be confused with one of those.

Borgman narrowly misses rowing final
SCHINIAS, Greece With 500 meters to go, the women's lightweight double sculls first semifinal had come down to four boats. Three would advance to the finals. And the Americans, Stacey Borgman and Lisa Schlenker, were in fourth.

America's golden girl
ATHENS, Greece The 20-year wait is over. America has its new Mary Lou, and her name is Carly Patterson.

Lost and found: Peirsol wins, loses and wins gold in 200 backstroke
ATHENS, Greece American swimmer Aaron Peirsol reclaimed the gold medal in the Olympic 200-meter backstroke after initially being disqualified Thursday night over what an official deemed an illegal turn.

It's time for change in primary system; state shouldn't pay
While the state Division of Elections may have worked hard to eliminate any confusion about Tuesday's primary election ballot, it's doubtful the division's officials could eliminate the frustration that accompanies the three ballots.

You say 'puncheon,' I say 'planking,' let's call the whole thing 'bog bridge'
This is a special year for our Student Conservation Association (SCA) trail crews at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. We always have a summer SCA crew working on trails, but this year we have three crews.

Biking becoming popular way to experience park
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho Grand Teton National Park is all about the mountains.

Around the Peninsula
Deadline to return dipnet permits past Barbecue fund-raiser planned Farmers market open Saturdays Asthma care training offered

Nikiski Junior Varsity
Nikiski Junior Varsity

Homer eager to improve on 2003
Ready for some football?

Nikiski's hopes rest on staying healthy
Nikiski head football coach Ned Clooten doesn't have time to worry about losing 2004 graduates and all-state players Billy Anderson and Jeremiah Taylor.

Soldotna Junior Varsity
Soldotna Junior Varsity

Kenai Central Varsity Roster
Kenai roster

Soldotna Varsity Roster
Roster

Nikiski Varsity Roster
Roster

Stars take quality over quantity
Soldotna's new uniforms are about as simple as they get. No names on the back. No extra coloring except for the numbers. No mascots anywhere.

Steinbrecher, Woodward like Seward's athleticism
The Seward football program will be led this year by a mix of the old and new.

Skyview Junior Varsity
Skyview Junior Varsity

Kenai Central Junior Varsity
Junior Varsity

Loaded Kards take nothing for granted
Two-time defending small-schools state champion Kenai Central head coach Jim Beeson knows his team is the one to beat this season. He also knows Kenai's previous success means nothing when it comes to winning football games.

Skyview seeks respect
As the third head coach of the Skyview football team in three seasons, Phil Sheridan knows it is unrealistic to come in and shoot for a small-schools championship.

Skyview Varsity Roster
Roster

Judge dismisses lawsuit over Greek Orthodox Archdiocese
NEW YORK (AP) A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by parishioners who want a greater say in how the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America operates.

Boston Catholics protest church closures
BOSTON (AP) More than 1,000 Roman Catholics gathered on Boston Common for a Mass protesting plans by the Archdiocese of Boston to close dozens of churches.

Rise of evangelical churches turns Brazil into feverish market for Bibles
SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP) The Bible Belt has moved south......all the way south of the equator to Brazil.

Church briefs
Sabbath celebrated today Fellowship to dedicate church Abuse prevention program slated Wellspring seminar planned Fall Bible study schedule announced Womens prayer group to meet Family worship offered on Thursdays Clothes2Go open Wednesdays, Fridays

When we need a new beginning God offers second chance
Picking up the ringing phone, I heard the voice of a man who hadn't called in several years. At our first meeting, he had been only 19.

Catholic Church invalidates 8-year-olds first Communion
BRIELLE, N.J. An 8-year-old girl who suffers from a rare digestive disorder and cannot eat wheat has had her first Holy Communion de-clared invalid because the wafer contained no wheat, violating Roman Catholic doctrine.

Catholic church working to protect Hispanic farmworkers from pesticides in Washington state
PROSSER, Wash. (AP) The Sunday Mass ended, a handful of Hispanic farmworkers quietly file down the hall to a classroom at Sacred Heart Church. On the wall, a poster warning about the dangers of pesticides goes unnoticed, as does a stack of pamphlets on the table.

UNC rejects religious fraternity
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) A Christian student group which refused to sign a nondiscrimination policy has been denied official recognition by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Maryland prisons adopt religious program from popular book
BALTIMORE (AP) Maryland's Division of Correction is adopting a nondenominational personal growth program for Christian inmates based on a best-selling book.

Muslim leaders warn of backlash in event of terrorist attack
LONDON (AP) Islamic leaders in Britain have published a booklet advising Muslims of their legal rights, urging vigilance against terrorists and warning of a possible backlash against their community if there is an attack.

Pittsburgh's Simmons out for season with torn ACL
Pittsburgh right guard Kendall Simmons will miss the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, leaving the Steelers short on an offensive line already lacking depth.

Big cat startles deer hunters
KETCHIKAN (AP) A mountain lion has been spotted on Revillagigedo Island, startling deer hunters in the Tongass National Forest.

Researchers try to breed rare ducks
ANCHORAGE Researchers at the Alaska Sealife Center are poking into the private lives of Steller's eiders a rare sea duck that is disappearing from its nesting grounds in Alaska.

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