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Sunday, August 28, 2005

Kards trample Seahawks 61-6
Kenai Central posted a 61-6 nonconference victory Saturday over the Seward Seahawks in a game that featured 46 penalties, four lost fumbles, three interceptions, a mid-game coaches conference and an ejection.

Kenseth wins to stay alive in Nextel Cup Chase
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Matt Kenseth used his first victory in over a year to strengthen his frantic push to make NASCAR’s playoffs, winning at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday night in dominating fashion.

State health officials find Heritage a nice place to live
Vince O’Reilly, the 78-year-old former mayor of Kenai, thinks Heritage Place is a nice place to live. Last week, inspectors from the state Division of Public Health agreed.

Toddler survives night in the woods
A 3-year-old Seward boy is home safe after spending a night in the woods near his home.

Celebrating industry
From oil company executives and board-room big wigs to blue-collared buoy and net-pulling fishermen, everyone was welcome at Industry Appreciation Day held Saturday at the Kenai Green Strip.

Task force looks into costs of education
A new government task force established to review the cost of educating Alaska students and make recommendations for revamping the way state funding is distributed among rural and urban districts is scheduled to hold its first meeting Monday in Anchorage.

Area moose hunters swamp skiff on Kalgin
Three moose hunters were rescued from Kalgin Island Friday morning after their skiff swamped on the beach leaving them stranded.

Keep on truckin’
Zach Burns, 3, enjoys a ride on a bulldozer with Harry Mead Saturday afternoon during the Kenai Rotary Club's Big Tonkas on the Bluff event near the Kenai Senior Center. Youngsters had opportunities to ride on a heavy construction equipment.

Ronald Arthur Roderick
Longtime Ninilchik resident Ronald Arthur Roderick died, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2005, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. He was 51.

Turnaround a good sign for peninsula
Just when we think we could lose one of the Kenai Peninsula’s major employers, the Agrium Task Force announces the company is seeking bids on a $2 million “turnaround” maintenance program planned for this winter.

Voices of the Clarion: Dog’s life a better choice
I’ve had some days off this year, but they’ve always revolved around dog events. If you aren’t familiar with what there is of my life outside of work, I can tell you in one word: dogs.

Around the Peninsula
Rec center offers activities Drivers’ safety class scheduled Fall dinner, raffle fund-raiser slated

Driven to sail
It might not be the open ocean, but a lake near Larry and Toni Adams’ Sterling home has kept their love of sailing afloat. Norm McCall of Soldotna learned to sail on reservoirs in Utah.

Federer is ‘The Maestro’ as he heads into U.S. Open as favorite
NEW YORK — Everything seems to be clicking for Roger Federer. He’s won an Open-era record 22 straight finals, is 64-3 in matches this year, and has been No. 1 for 82 consecutive weeks. Some have dubbed him ‘‘The Federer Express,’’ others ‘‘The Maestro.’’

Sports Briefs
Legion baseball fall season planned

Skyview gridders fall short in Kodiak
The Skyview High School football team came up just short Saturday in Kodiak, dropping a 22-14 Northern Lights Conference game to the Bears.

South, Service harriers win at Skyview
Service High’s Jackie Holt and South Anchorage’s David Bondi spent a good deal of Saturday’s 5-kilometer Skyview Cross Country Invitational trying to break away from the lead pack.

Trojans try to three-peat, Leinart goes for Heisman repeat
What’s new in college football in 2005? Plenty, starting with nearly 20 percent of Division I-A head coaches.

Patriots overshadowed by player death, T.O.’s antics
This should be a glorious year for the NFL. So far, it’s been anything but. The death of San Francisco’s Thomas Herrion after an exhibition game in Denver on Aug. 20 put football in perspective.

Kenai boys, SoHi girls make splash
Kenai Central, Skyview, Seward and Soldotna high school swimming teams opened their season Friday with a four-way meet at Soldotna.

Stars pound Houston with ground attack
Hoping to get a good start in the second half, the Houston Hawks elected to kick after winning the coin toss Saturday evening at Soldotna High School. Bad idea.

Willis notches 18th win in matchup with Maddux
CHICAGO — Dontrelle Willis beat Greg Maddux to tie for the major league lead with his 18th win, driving in the tiebreaking run when he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the Florida Marlins’ 2-1 win over the Chicago Cubs 2-1 on Saturday.

Yankees rally past Royals with five-run ninth inning
NEW YORK — Reliever Jeremy Affeldt threw away a potential game-ending double play, and the New York Yankees rallied for five runs in the ninth inning to beat the Kansas City Royals 8-7 Saturday.

Mariners pen up Bulldogs 35-6
The Nikiski High School football team took one on the chin, dropping a nonconference game to Homer 35-6 Friday in Nikiski. “It was a tough game. I felt like there was a part when we had just about lost heart, but we came back and fought,” said Nikiski head coach Ned Clooten.

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