Monday, August 23, 2004

Cardinals keep crushing NL foes
ST. LOUIS Edgar Renteria capped a 13-pitch at-bat in the first inning with a three-run homer and matched his career high with five RBIs, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to an 11-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday.

Angels storm past Yankees
NEW YORK Esteban Loaiza is pitching his way out of the New York Yankees' rotation.

Mets overcome shaky start to beat Giants
SAN FRANCISCO Dustan Mohr allowed two runs to score when he dropped a fly ball in the 12th inning, and the New York Mets overcame a shaky return by Tom Glavine and a team-record six double plays to beat the San Francisco Giants 11-9 Saturday.

Twins take control of Central with Cleveland sweep
MINNEAPOLIS Justin Morneau drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning before leaving when he was hit in the hand by a pitch, and Minnesota completed a three-game sweep of Cleveland.

Cutting gardens require care, more attention
AMARILLO, Texas Gardeners don't all have the time or space for a cutting garden.

NOW PLAYING: Exorcist: The Beginning/Open Water
The end of the summer sees an interesting mix of movies. You have the action flicks that ar

When did Soldotna become dangerous?
Would it be unreasonable to request a trooper or police escort sometime this week? Recent letters to the Clarion and e-mails to the Alaska Board of Fisheries seem to indicate that Soldotna is now the most dangerous city in the world.

Nikiski exercises predator control
There was plenty of snarling, but in the end, the Wolves were no match for the 'Dawgs.

Peninsula High School Football
Friday's games Saturday's games

Peninsula High School Football Standings
Northern Lights Conference Great Land Conference

Craig, Kards cage Lathrop
Dakota Craig ran for 104 yards and three touchdowns Friday against the Lathrop Malemutes. Then the second quarter started.

Homer notches big victory over ACS
Homer running back Camron Hagen rushed for 64 yards and two touchdowns as the Mariners picked up a 20-0 win over the Anchorage Christian School Lions Saturday in Anchorage.

Seahawks sink Buccaneers
Behind two touchdown passes from Coty Beck, the Seward Seahawks beat Valdez 21-0 Saturday in Valdez to move to 2-0 in Greatland Conference play.


Soldotna stopped by Colony
The Soldotna High School football team dropped a nonconference game Friday night, falling 21-0 to the Colony Knights at Justin Maile Field in Soldotna.

Biffle powers past field
BROOKLYN, Mich. Greg Biffle was proud of himself for an unlikely reason after winning the NASCAR race at Michigan International Speedway.

Funds aim to reveal plots
Who (or what) is buried in the Kenai Cemetery?

Bowled over: Chowder champions crowned
The sweet smell of chowder mixed with the salty air in Ninilchik on Sunday during the Kenai Peninsula State Fair's first chowder cook-off.

Burned building declared 'public nuisance' by city
JUNEAU The owner of an uninsured 108-year-old building that burned Sunday at Front and Seward streets will have to fix or remove the hazard quickly, City Manager Rod Swope said Thursday.

Kenai Wild trying to keep cool
Representatives of the Cook Inlet Salmon Brand Inc. want the 3-year-old Kenai Wild salmon branding project to stay cool.

Crime Stoppers seeks information
Central Peninsula Crime Stoppers is offering rewards for information leading to the arrest of suspects involved in a theft and a vandalism incident in Kenai.

All's fair in Ninilchik
With a theme like the "Days of Swine and Roses," one would expect there to be pigs-a-plenty, and this year's Kenai Peninsula State Fair in Ninilchik certainly delivers.

Reeder calls for recess
Rosie Reeder has become so strongly identified with Soldotna Community Schools during her tenure as director that upon hearing she was leaving the position some area residents expressed concern the program might come to an end.

Kenai council, chamber teaming up to draw business
The Kenai Chamber of Commerce and Kenai City Council have decided to work together in order to bring new businesses to town.

Sockeye numbers unexpected
Commercial fishers harvested 5.7 million salmon in Upper Cook Inlet in 2004, according to preliminary figures provided by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

Earl James 'Ryan' Colton
Soldotna resident Earl James "Ryan" Colton died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004, at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle from Neisseria meningitis. He was 20.

Michael Ryan White
Michael Ryan White died Monday, Aug. 16, 2004, after he was born prematurely. He was 1 week old.

Kenneth John Nushart
Soldotna resident Kenneth John Nushart died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004, at the Elmendorf Air Force Base Hospital in Anchorage. He was 70.

The Games, the way they were meant to be
The Olympics used to be this simple. Before official sponsors and unofficial substances, before there were organizing committees to confuse everything, before uniforms even, the Games were about playing and little else.

Gymnastics federation: Hamm's gold the result of scoring error
ATHENS, Greece Paul Hamm thought his fantastic finish was too good to be true. Maybe he was right.

Two golds again in new judging debacle? Not this times
A grand judging goof at the Athens Olympics cheapened American gymnast Paul Hamm's historic gold and gave South Korea another good reason to cry robbery at the games.

D'oh! Emmons hits, misses
ATHENS, Greece Matt Emmons was focusing on staying calm. He should have been focusing on the right target.

UAF grad Emmons claims shooting gold
ATHENS, Greece First, someone took a screwdriver and vandalized his gun. Then, Matt Emmons woke up one morning this week with something every competitive shooter dreads an elevated heart-rate. He had a caught a cold.

Homer's O'Donnell ready to hit the mat
ATHENS, Greece The TV reporter finished the interview by pointing out to Tela O'Donnell that "The Rock" had gone from wrestling to Hollywood.

O'Donnell's golden dream ends early
ATHENS, Greece Tela O'Donnell stood in a concourse underneath the stands, watching a television, rea

Gatlin wins 'fastest human' title
ATHENS, Greece Justin Gatlin ran the race of his life, barely holding off the field to win the 100 meters in 9.85 seconds.

Another swimming record falls to U.S. men
ATHENS, Greece The United States swimming team won the men's 400-meter medley relay in world-record time, giving Michael Phelps his record-tying eighth medal of the Athens Olympics without him getting into the pool.

Sometimes, finishing is the toughest thing to do
Weightlifting is not a tough-guy sport. Don't be fooled by the muscles and the grunting and the size of the athletes. High school football players take more chances than any world-class lifter because they buy into the reckless sports mentality of playing hurt that doesn't exist under the bar.

White sprinter defies stereotype
ATHENS, Greece Jeremy Wariner is fast and white.

Fighting a war zone
If I wanted to live in a war zone, I'd move to Iraq. But I didn't have to do that.

No way to run a business
I have no spine. Though this may sound like a medical condition, it's really more of a social one. In the physiological sense, a spinal cord does run the length of my back and permits me to sit, stand, walk around and in general be mobile enough to trip over door frames, sidewalk cracks and invisible rocks.

Bush: 'Ownership society' gives people stake in U.S.
WASHINGTON Amid signs that the economy is cooling, President Bush is showcasing initiatives for a second term under the banner of an ''ownership society'' in hopes of bolstering his economic stewardship credentials.

Adults can teach valuable lessons by driving safely
The start of school on Tuesday definitely signals a change in the seasons. That means there needs to be a corresponding change in our driving habits.

Athens reminds world that Olympics are more than sports
All things that celebrate elite achievement have their detractors. ...

Questions of character
WASHINGTON John Kerry's Vietnam War service records run to multiple medal commendations and a notation of ''conspicuous gallantry'' in combat. President Bush's file tracks the stateside career of a National Guard test pilot.

Hall, Shields marry in Kenai
Jessica Marie Hall of Soldotna and Noah Brayton Shields of Nikiski were married Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004, in an afternoon ceremony at Kenai New Life Assembly of God Church. Pastor James D. Duncan officiated.

Community News
Back-to-school events planned Cesarean awareness meeting planned Clam digging fund-raiser set Mushroom workshop slated Coastal studies center continues activities WRCC in need of volunteers Fish canning information available

Around the Peninsula
Burning permit suspension lifted Summer program comes to close KPC to host community barbecue Tickets available for soup supper Tickets available for soup supper Donor appreciation day scheduled Volunteers needed for auction Fox Island cruise fund-raiser set

Club news
CAP to hold recruitment night Try-athalon planned

Senior moments
Senior volunteer Glenda Graham tends to gardening chores near the new independent living

Around the Peninsula
CAP to hold recruitment night WRCC in need of volunteers Health services collaborative to meet Social Security reps to visit area Public comment on aquatic farming extended Help available for home daycare providers

Hall, Massey announce engagement
Annie Hall and Reed Massey of Gig Harbor, Wash., have announced their plans to marry in Alaska next summer

Kids' virus outbreak no reason to worry
A mild illness with a name similar to a disease domestic animals get has shown up recently at at least one area daycare.

Getting decked sometimes a good thing
HOLLAND, Mich. Three times a week, Tim Vreeman converts his backyard patio into an entertainment room. He fires up the grill and hosts cookouts for friends and family.

Mason, Gemaehlich plan September wedding
Jennifer Mason and Curtis Gemaehlich plan to be married Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004, in Las Vegas.

Landscaping awards
Locy and Brenda Brown's home on Kaknu Way was chosen as the Kenai Garden of the Week. To nominate a garden, call the Kenai Parks and Recreation Department at 283-3692.

Michael Gavin Dirks Riley Grace Hibpshman Tigris Isaiah Dunn

Peninsula People
Caswell enters Air Force academy Carroll joins Air Force Bock earns psychology degree

Museum mousers
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia Vaska may not know much about art, but he knows what he likes.

My best friend
Sixth-month-old bulldog Runner and cats, Johny and Gabbie, love looking for moose in their owner's, Jean Thomson, yard in Nikiski.

50-pound turtle apprehended in Texas
AMARILLO, Texas It's not every day you go outside and see a 50-pound turtle in the middle of your street.

Lox (smoked salmon) pasta
From the Naptowne Cafe in Sterling

Poached Alaska salmon with sun-dried tomato and ginger sauce
From the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, www.

Salmon handling tips
Storage Thawing

Salmon Solutions
Now that freezers are full, here's some ideas for what to do with your catch.

Oriental Alaska salmon
From the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, www.

Citrus broiled Alaska salmon
From the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, www.

Walnut crusted salmon with raspberry beurre blanc
From Mykel's Restaurant and Lounge in Soldotna

Lemon dill Alaska salmon
From the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, www.

Alaska salmon a la Rainier
From the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, www.

Kodiak wins at Homer tri-meet
Kodiak's cross country team won the Homer/Kodiak/Skyview tri-meet Saturday, turning in a time of 1 hour, 30 seconds between five runners. Kodiak's Steven Gauna was the fastest boy's runner in the coed event, turning in a time of 10:42 to anchor the Bears, while Homer's Melanie Mach was the fasters girl. Mach finished with a time of 13:10 for the second-place Mariners.

Cink sinks 'em at NEC
AKRON, Ohio The last man picked for the Ryder Cup team, then first at Firestone from start to finish.

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