Sunday, August 21, 2005

Fake white bread sneaks fiber on eaters
OMAHA, Neb. — Looks like white bread. Tastes like it, too. But is it?

Dramatic surgery patches skull hole
WASHINGTON — Every morning, Rebecca Ackerman’s nose would run for a few hours, infuriating the 5-year-old. Then a doctor made a startling discovery: Those pesky drips weren’t allergies but spinal fluid — Rebecca had a hole inside her skull.

Bulldogs get huge GLC win
HOUSTON — It’s only the second week of the prep football season, but the Nikiski Bulldogs feel they have already won their first playoff game.

Kards can’t catch Moose
Kenai Central played well enough to outgain the Palmer Moose by more than 100 yards Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately for the Kardinals, they also played poorly enough to lose by three touchdowns.

SoHi notches comeback victory
While the Kodiak High School football team showed it is coming of age, the Soldotna squad proved to have its trademark never-say-die attitude, coming from behind to defeat the visiting Bears 26-24 in a Northern Lights Conference game at Justin Maile Field.

Dimond picks apart Skyview
The Dimond football team defeated Skyview 37-12 Friday in Anchorage in nonconference action.

Charter IFQs delayed
After more than 10 years of debate, public testimony and delays, the halibut charter Individual Fishing Quota, or IFQ, process was set back once again earlier this month, this time by a letter from a federal fisheries official asking the North Pacific Fishery Management Council to confirm its support for the proposed program.

Wind brings smoke
Just as thoughts have been turning to fall, Kenai Peninsula residents endured a smoky day Saturday, a reminder that the summer wildfire season isn’t over yet.

Event offers plenty to feast the eyes and stomach on
“Higher ... higher ... higher!” shouted the crowd watching Christopher Smith of Ninilchik fly more than 20 feet into the azure sky, performing multiple flips with each leap Friday at the Kenai Peninsula State Fair in Ninilchik.

Inlet fishermen net banner year
Upper Cook Inlet fishermen harvested more than 5.1 million sockeye this season, a figure good enough to rank as the fourth largest harvest on record.

Food poisoning has drawbacks, but weight-loss results are fantastic
Ladies (or men with low self-esteem, no need to be sexist) — have I got a diet for you.

Prison labor idea above the bar for creative thinking
Chalk one up to creative thinking.

General: Troops in Iraq stay the same
WASHINGTON — It’s no secret that the Pentagon is eyeing a possible cut in U.S. troop levels in Iraq next year.

Davis, Kline marry in California
Carol Davis of Soldotna and Keith Kline of Laguna Beach, Calif., were married in an evening ceremony Friday, March 25, 2005, at the Surf and Sand Resort in California. The Rev. Brian Davis officiated.

Unusual rocks turn up on north Cook Inlet beach
There once was a time that Michael Carlson sought any kind of job he could find. Didn’t matter the kind of labor, he just looked, sought and found what he could.

Around the Peninsula
Tenants wanted for senior apartmentsCollege plans barbecueKids’ basketball league formingBoys and Girls Club auction slatedEMS benefit dinner set

Wolf, Olson marry in Kasilof
Tammy Sue Wolf and David J. Olson of Kenai were married in an evening ceremony Saturday, July 2, 2005, at a private residence in Kasilof. The Rev. Dave Gilbert officiated.

Edelman, Kipp marry in Kenai
Vickie Edelman and Jeff Kipp of Kenai were married in an evening ceremony Friday, June 24, 2005, at the Kenai Senior Citizens Center. The Rev. Nancy Haney officiated.

Pet trusts can ensure animals are cared for after owners are gone
Many pet owners acquire their furry or feathered friends under the assumption they will outlive these animal companions, but that isn’t always the case.

My best friend
At 10 months old, Patches still thinks she’s a lap dog. Owner Lonnie Scott of Nikiski thinks so, too.

Pimentel fans 18 batters
SOUTH WILLIAMS-PORT, Pa. — Kalen is most definitely spelled with a ‘‘K.’’

Gates doesn’t make contract deadline
SAN DIEGO — Antonio Gates didn’t meet the San Diego Chargers’ ultimatum to sign a contract by Saturday afternoon, meaning the defending AFC West champions will be without their All-Pro tight end for at least the season opener against Dallas.

Photo feature: Running on water
Teresa Ostrander crosses the mouth of the Ninilchik River Saturday on the way to winning the women’s portion of the River to River Run at the Ninilchik Fairgrounds.

Trojans start quest for three-peat as No. 1
Here’s why Southern California is No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason poll:

Owens, Moss don’t understand football is a team game
One says he does drugs. The other acts like he’s on them. Both are attention hounds who can’t bear the thought of someone stealing a piece of their spotlight.

Woods, Perry tied for lead as rain hits
AKRON, Ohio — Tiger Woods had a two-shot lead at the NEC Invitational when storms approached and play was stopped for three hours. He returned to hit three full shots — none of them good — and fell into a tie for the lead Saturday when the third round was suspended.

Momentum a precious fuel for Michigan race
BROOKLYN, Mich. — It’s all about momentum: Tony Stewart hopes to keep it, Greg Biffle needs to rediscover it and Jeff Gordon must find it.

Padres keep Braves feeling unsafe at home
ATLANTA — Xavier Nady hit a grand slam off rookie Joey Devine in the 13th inning to lead the San Diego Padres past Atlanta 7-2 on Saturday, handing the Braves their third straight loss at Turner Field.

Edwards makes a splash for Browns
DETROIT — Former Michigan star Braylon Edwards leaped over a defender for a go-ahead 7-yard touchdown reception with 54 seconds left, lifting Cleveland past Detroit 21-13 Saturday in Edwards’ professional debut.

Federer, Roddick advance to final
MASON, Ohio — Heat. Wind. Thunder. Drizzle. Roger Federer took everything that the afternoon and Robby Ginepri could throw at him, and found a way to overcome it.

Sports Briefs
Barrel horse racing results announcedRowers compete at Head of the KenaiOstrander, Danielson win River Run

Ace is back as starter
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Curt Schilling will return to the starting rotation Thursday night after an inconsistent stint as Boston’s closer.

After 19 losses, Royals win one
OAKLAND, Calif. — The Kansas City Royals ended baseball’s longest losing streak in 17 years Saturday night, defeating the Oakland Athletics 2-1 to snap a club-record 19-game skid.

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