Monday, September 4, 2006

Doesn’t take labor to love the outdoors
Labor Day is here again — a day many consider to be the unofficial end of summer and the perfect time to flock to recreation areas away from the city to enjoy one last three-day weekend in the woods.

Elderly couple’s assets tied up in legal battle
Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of articles involving a possible arson fire in Sterling, questionable business practices by a home builder and the alleged swindling of millions of dollars in property from an elderly Sterling couple.

Fishermen pull plug on season
While the Chinitna Bay chum fishery opened to driftnet fishing Thursday, most driftnetters have already thrown in the towel on a fishing season they say is among their worst.

Meth lab busted off Gas Well
Local law enforcers discovered a methamphetamine lab just outside Soldotna off of Gas Well Road on Wednesday, thanks to a new state law requiring pharmacies to keep customer logs for pseudoephedrine product purchases.

Manuel S. Figueiredo
Kenai resident Manuel S. Figueiredo died Monday, Aug. 28, 2006, at his home. He was 75.

C. Katherine Glick
Soldotna resident C. Katherine Glick died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2006, at Heritage Place in Soldotna with her family by her side. She was 91.

Wade T. Seward
Longtime resident of Soldotna resident Wade T. Seward died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2006. He was 79.

Carol Dolan
Lifelong Alaskan and Kenai resident Carol Dolan died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2006, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. She was 66.

Stories straight from the source
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‘CBC’ members: Are you laughing now
The FBI’s developing investigation of VECO and the state legislators the oil field services company gave money to leaves us saddened and disgusted.

Reporter brings lessons learned in sports to news coverage: Time for a change
Change is a good thing. At least I’m hoping change is a good thing.

Heated competition
There was heated competition at this year’s chili cook-off that took place during the 14th Industry Appreciation Day held last weekend in Kenai.

Rice is nice as savory or sweet treat
AMARILLO, Texas — Rice. It’s what’s for dinner — for about two-thirds of the world’s population.

Summer? Really?
Wow! Can you believe it is Labor Day Weekend? Summer, such as it was, is almost over! Garage sales are winding down (a newcomer to Kenai told me she thought garage sales must be the second favorite pastime in Kenai. She didn’t mention what she thought the first one was). The tourists are heading home and school has started.

Fall heralds the return of stargazing, The Sky Guy’s astronomy column: Back in black
A very bright Jupiter can be seen very low in the Southwest just after sunset. And a very bright Venus is visible very low in the east just before sunrise.

Conway, Hooper wed in Minnesota

Around the Peninsula
AMBER Alert test scheduled Raval to speak of nonviolent action, yoga Rec center has ways for kids to burn energy Caregiver support offered Soroptimists to meet Dig gold? Go to meeting Fairbanks orchestra to perform

My best friend
Cocoa, a chocolate Lab owned by Dr. and Mrs. Anthony DeBello of Soldotna, is well-traveled. In November she will take her 14th trip by air from Anchorage to Mississippi for the family’s annual winter vacation. In March she helped the family transport a new vehicle to Alaska. That trip included three days on the ferry Matanuska from Bellingham, Wash., to Haines, and a drive through Canada and Alaska to Soldotna. Her owners say Cocoa’s favorite food is salmon — any way, shape or form.

Chimphalee runs wild
The only thing that could stop Kenai Central running back Bill Chimphalee Saturday afternoon against Houston turned out to be his own coach.

Skyview girls win Homer Invitational
The Skyview girls and Anchorage Christian Schools boys won team titles Friday at the Homer Invitational at Homer High School.

Soldotna swimmers control dual meets
The Soldotna swim team won big on Saturday at a triple dual meet at Seward High School.

Nikiski ends Eielson’s GLC perfection
Nikiski shocked the world and shook up the Great Land Conference standings in the process.

Skyview netters knock off Soldotna
Playing to a raucous crowd, the Skyview High School volleyball team defeated Soldotna Friday in three games in a Northern Lights Conference match at Skyview.

Panthers pound Buccaneers
Gregor Bosick was a one-man wrecking crew Saturday.

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