Sunday, August 29, 2004

Homer happy Yankees blow past Blue Jays
TORONTO Tony Clark homered three times for the first time in his career, Ruben Sierra hit a grand slam for his 300th homer, and Gary Sheffield and Alex Rodriguez also connected to lead the New York Yankees over the Toronto Blue Jays 18-6 on Saturday.

Cards match last year's win total by nabbing Pirates
PITTSBURGH Reggie Sanders hit a three-run homer and the St. Louis Cardinals matched last year's total with their 85th win, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-4 Saturday.

Faculty shortage means nurse shortage
TRENTON, N.J. At nursing schools from New Jersey to California, a surge of applicants who could ease the nation's worsening shortage of nurses are being turned away because many schools can't find enough qualified professors.

Mental errors stop Skyview
Skyview gained more than twice as many total yards on offense as the Wasilla Warriors Saturday. Unfortunately for the Panthers, the Warriors ended up with twice as many points.

Nikiski stays undefeated; SoHi gets first victory; Kenai Central handed first loss
Muddy field conditions didn't slow down Nikiski's offense Saturday, as the Bulldogs rolled past the Anchorage Christian School Lions 42-6 in Great Land Conference action at Chugiak High School. The win puts Nikiski at 3-0 in the conference.

Earnhardt ends slump with Bristol win
BRISTOL, Tenn. Dale Earnhardt Jr. never denied his team was struggling. He never pretended he was a favorite for the Nextel Cup championship.

Meeting clears smoke for residents near fire
A public information meeting held at Tustumena Elementary School on Friday put to rest many fears that the small, but concerned, group of citizens in attendance had about about the ongoing Glacier Creek Fire.

Meeting calms fears on fire
A public information meeting held at Tustumena Elementary School on Friday put to rest many fears that the small, but concerned, group of citizens in attendance had about about the ongoing Glacier Creek Fire.

Road rage: Council upset with byway vote
The Soldotna City Council on Wednesday criticized the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly for failing to support a proposed plan to designate the Sterling Highway as a state Scenic Byway.

Annual event focuses on community cooperation
Name: Henry. Age: 6 months. Weight: 325 pounds. Taste: delicious. The description refers to a 4-H hog raised by Jesse Chumley, bought by Sen. Tom Wagoner and Rep. Mike Chenault and donated to the barbecue for this year's Industry Appreciation Day.

Charles Clemmons Miller
Longtime Alaskan and Kasilof resident Charles Clemmons Miller died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004, at his home on Cohoe Loop. He was 77.

Hamm to carry flag at closing ceremony
ATHENS, Greece Retiring soccer star Mia Hamm was elected by her fellow U.S. athletes to carry the nation's flag in Sunday's closing Olympic ceremony.

U.S. men's basketball team recovers for silver medal
ATHENS, Greece Bronze is better than nothing. That's one Olympic lesson the U.S. men's basketball team was able to understand.

China cannot wait until 2008
ATHENS, Greece Even before the athletes claim all the gold at the Athens Games, the buildup to the 2008 Beijing Olympics is in full swing.

Politics mirrors baseball teams
WASHINGTON On national political maps, Republicans are red and Democrats are blue, but when it comes to the national pastime the parties switch colors.

Board of Fisheries should not fear heated debate
The Alaska Board of Fisheries needs to change its policy of meeting only in the state's largest cities and reconsider its decision to hold its January meeting on upper Cook Inlet issues in Anchorage, not Soldotna.

Keeping spouse's surprise party under wraps no simple task
There are some things that are too good to pass up: chocolate, free airline miles, a free lunch, good advice, chocolate, buying furniture with zero percent down and no interest for one year, puppies, chocolate and anything where you can buy one, get one free.

Lynch, White set November date
Valerie Lynch of Nikiski and Nathan White of Kenai have announced their plans to marry Saturday, Nov. 13, 2004, at Soldotna Church of the Nazarene.

Goodwin, McCree marry at Captain Cook
Deborah Goodwin and Robert McCree were married Saturday, July 10, 2004, in an evening ceremony at Captain Cook State Park overlooking Cook Inlet. Ken Hepner, friend of the bride and groom, officiated.

Around the Peninsula
PenDOG gearing up for classesDonor appreciation day scheduledFox Island cruise fund-raiser setHealth services collaborative to meetAquatic farming public comment extended

Extension agent always looking to attain, spread wisdom
It all started with rabbits.

Going on a road trip? Try alternatives to highway fast food
WOODSTOCK, N.Y. If you're road-tripping this summer, chances are you'll end up at one of those nondescript highway rest stops that serve mainly juicy burgers, greasy fries and syrupy soft drinks. But the way food gurus Nikki and David Goldbeck see it, travel is no excuse for eating badly.

Teething puppies can be terrors without right care
As anyone who has ever raised a puppy can tell you, nothing in your home is safe once they begin teething. Shoes, furniture, the remote, your hands and other dogs all may be taste-tested by a young pup looking to ease the pain of erupting teeth. But there are ways to relieve their pain and keep your home safe.

A familiar tail: Dachshunds have reunion
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) For Sampson, it was finding his sister Carmen. Chelsea Joy was happy to see her sister Bliss.

New faces make appearance at KPC 'welcome back' event
Kenai Peninsula College welcomed students back to school Thursday with its annual fall barbecue at the Kenai River Campus in Soldotna, offering the community an opportunity to register for fall courses, tour school facilities and meet the people who provide lifelong education in the central peninsula.

Maimon is first woman chancellor at UAA
Dr. Elaine Maimon is the University of Alaska Anchorage's first female chancellor. Selected last April to replace retiring Chancellor Edward Lee Gorsuch, Maimon will oversee directors of UAA and its community campuses, which include Kenai Peninsula College's Soldotna, Homer and Seward sites.

Howell renews Student Services position
Bill Howell joins Kenai Peninsula College after a long career as a Navy submariner and Naval ROTC commander, including at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

Rain puts crimp in circle track racing
The opening night of the 2004 Sprint Invitational at Twin Cities Raceway was held under lights but, alas, was not held under a roof.

Falcons defeat Bengals
ATLANTA For the second straight week, Matt Schaub passed for three touchdowns, leading the Atlanta Falcons past the Cincinnati Bengals and their young quarterback, Carson Palmer, 37-10, in a preseason game Saturday night.

Goldstein, Cherry still dominant
The first big meet of the high school cross country season is a chance for runners to check out the competition and find out just where they rank with athletes from around the state.

Nikiski volleyball downs Seward
The Nikiski volleyball team defeated host Seward Friday night in Southcentral Conference action, 25-22, 25-21 and 25-23. It was the Southcentral Conference opener for both schools.

Sports Briefs
Double dual opens swim seasonRacing Lions hold city race

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