Monday, August 22, 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.

Sterling bridge talk not new
The history of talks about a bridge linking the communities of Sterling and Funny River don’t go back quite as far as James Michener did when writing his novel, “Alaska,” but the idea has been around a long time, Sterling residents were told Thursday evening.

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.

Soldotna woman’s plans for bed and breakfast cabins have neighbors protesting, city saying ‘no’
After struggling through the Soldotna bureaucracy and piloting her way through neighborhood flak, a financially strapped widow has given up the fight to erect two guest cabins on her lot for supplemental income.

Kasilof boy shears off long locks to donate to charity helping children
Some parents may find it a struggle when teaching their children the life lesson that giving is better than receiving. For 10-year-old Taylor MacRae of Kasilof, that lesson was cut and dry — literally.

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.

Woman badly burned
A woman in Sterling suffered first- and second-degree burns and the house she was in caught fire late Saturday while she was filling a Coleman lantern with gasoline and the fumes were ignited by a lit candle nearby.

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.

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.

Sen. Murkowski, so far so good as recess nears end
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, eight months into her own term, appears to have easily moved beyond her contentious election and now seems to be growing increasingly comfortable in her job.

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.

Gaza pullout is relatively smooth
JERUSALEM — So far Israel’s withdrawal from Gaza is as significant for what did not happen as for what did.

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

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

Peninsula People
Keller takes the leadHorse show results announcedTaylor joins Navy

Around the Peninsula
Help for home day care providersCIRCAC to meetCPGH board meeting slatedFirst aid, CPR classes offeredDinner, auction fund-raiser plannedKPC seeks council repsLeeShore radiothon fund-raiser slatedSwim team tryouts set

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.

Senior activities
Week of August 22nd, 2005

Pretty patriotic
Dennis Murray’s home at 247 Corral St. in Soldotna was selected as the Beautiful Yard of the Week for Aug. 8. To nominate a home in the Soldotna area, call the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce at 262-9814.

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.

Pick of the lot
Kevin and Judy Walker’s home on McKinley Street in Kenai was selected as the Garden of the Week for Aug. 15. To nominate a home, call 283-3692.

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.

Community events
Dog training seminar setFood bank seeking volunteers

Amy Jo Overturff Hill and Charley Daniel HillBridget MillecamWendy and Tom PottonBethany Crittendon Glotfelty and Jake Glotfelty

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.

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.

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.

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.

Woods wins NEC Invitational for fifth victory of year
AKRON, Ohio — Tiger Woods rolled in an 18-foot birdie putt that broke sharply into the right side, then escaped with par from the trees on the 18th hole for a 1-over 71 and a one-shot victory over Chris DiMarco on Sunday in the NEC Invitational.

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.

Mayfield’s fuel strategy pays off
BROOKLYN, Mich. — Jeremy Mayfield was happy to leave his winning car behind and walk to Victory Circle on Sunday.

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.

49ers lineman dies after game
DENVER — As he walked off the field on a relatively cool Colorado evening, Thomas Herrion was huffing and puffing. Still, he didn’t look much different from his 49ers teammates who played alongside him during the fast-moving final seconds.

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

Kenai Moose Lodge takes state softball title
Kenai Moose Lodge won all six of its games to win the 30-team Alaska State Division E Coed Softball Tournament Saturday and Sunday at the Kenai Ballfields.

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

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.

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.

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.

Lafayette rallies to win at LLWS
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Call them the comeback kids.

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.

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

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.

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