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Monday, September 5, 2005

Colony football too big, strong for Panthers
The Skyview High School football team outplayed Colony in a nonconference game Saturday at Skyview. Unfortunately for the Panthers, the Knights happened to be a little bigger, a little faster and a little deeper. Colony needed all those advantages to beat Skyview by a score of 28-7.

Mariners rush past Soldotna
The Homer Mariners came into Friday's Northern Lights Conference battle with the Soldotna Stars with something to prove. Homer has never made the state football playoffs, and the Mariners knew they'd have to go through perennial peninsula powerhouse SoHi to have much of a chance of making a name for themselves in 2005.

Kenai Central picks up victory in Kodiak
The Kenai Central High School football team quickly found its land legs Saturday, defeating Kodiak 28-14 in a Northern Lights Conference game in Kodiak.

Lifeline getting monetary boost
When longtime Clam Gulch resident Per Osmar heard of an elderly woman in Soldotna breaking her hip in a fall about one year ago, and lying helpless on her bathroom floor for six days before being rescued, he took it upon himself to set up a fund to help such potential victims.

Road money driving assembly agenda
Public hearings are likely to consume a good portion of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly's meeting Tuesday as members tackle a list of 10 proposed ordinances that include several appropriation measures.

Alaska gas hits record prices
As average Alaska gasoline prices soared to record highs Friday in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, motorists were urged to reduce their gasoline consumption until the gasoline supply network can recover, according to a press release issued Friday by AAA MountainWest.

Officers hunt for poachers
As hunting season nears the halfway point, Alaska State Troopers with the Bureau of Wildlife Enforcement in Soldotna are hoping there will be no more violators taking game illegally or unethically, other then the ones they've already bagged or currently have their sights set on.

William Nick 'Billy' Sacaloff
Lifetime resident and Alaska Native William Nick "Billy" Sacaloff died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005, at his home in North Kenai. He was 53.

Phyllis Jane Bishop
Longtime Homer resident Phyllis Jane Bishop died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005 at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer. She was 84.

Irene G. Carlson
Kenai resident Irene G. Carlson died Friday, Sept. 2, 2005, at Nicholson's Assisted Living Home in Kenai. She was 91.

Sandra L. 'Sandi' Howard
Kenai resident Sandra L. "Sandi" Howard died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2005, at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage following a lengthy illness. She was 57.

Warming up to gas storage
Talk of global warming and memories of this year's dazzlingly warm summer weather aside, let's not forget this still is Alaska, and winter's coming.

Voices of the Clarion: Brainwashed by 'bod'
Is the definition of what it means to be male changing, and if so, is it changing for the better? I'm starting to believe the answer to that question is "yes" to the first part and "not entirely sure" to the second part.

Alaskans heeding call of hurricane victims
Cities are in ruins. Thousands of people likely are dead. Tens of thousands more are refugees. Parts of the United States' Gulf Coast now look like a Third-World country.

Around the Peninsula
Historical society meets today Mountain View plans open house Beekeepers all abuzz Swim lessons available CACP board meeting set Fall dinner, raffle fund-raiser slated Rec center offers activities

Within reach
Even before class begins, the atmosphere is serene as participants enter the room with nothing more than their exercise clothes, a thin mat, a towel and perhaps a bottle of water.

The Sky Guy: Stars align for gazers
This would be a good month to watch Venus and Jupiter during dusk, but we are just too far north. Both planets and our sun set virtually at the same time as seen from Alaska. If you're traveling down south, you'd see that our sun sets first and then the two brightest planets appear nicely visible next to each each other. Hence I stand slightly corrected from what I mentioned last month when I indicated we might see Jupiter from Alaska. Sorry.

Curtailing midnight meows
Imagine lying in bed. It's late at night, you're tired after a long day at work and you have to get up tomorrow and do it all again. But just as you're drifting into la-la land, you hear it.

My best friend
Soldotna residents Larry and Carolyn Pennino's 5-year-old cat, Baby, gets a hug from their 15-month-old grandson, Nicholas.

Runners compete in Homer
The Wasilla boys and Anchorage Christian Schools girls won team titles Friday at the Homer Invitational.

Bonebrake's kills wear down Homer
The Skyview volleyball team started its Northern Lights Conference season with a five-set victory over Homer Friday at Skyview High School. The scores were 13-25, 25-12, 24-26, 25-22 and 15-2.

Kenai netters top Seward, Homer
The Kenai Central High School volleyball teamed rolled past Seward Friday, defeating the visiting Seahawks in three games in a nonconference match at Kenai.

Browne, Brehaut leading tourney
NORTON, Mass. — Olin Browne didn't have a lot of answers Saturday, only birdies.

Kenai boys, SoHi girls swim fast
The Kenai Central boys and the Soldotna girls were the big winners Saturday at the Skyview Quad swimming meet, which also featured Skyview and Seward.

Yankees move back into tie for wild-card lead
OAKLAND, Calif. — Aaron Small replaced injured Mike Mussina and pitched his first career shutout, and Jason Giambi hit a three-run homer to help the New York Yankees move back into a tie for the AL wild-card lead with a 7-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Saturday.

Sports used to help victims of hurricane
Seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong will donate $500,000 to help cancer patients displaced by Hurricane Katrina get treatment.

TCU pulls off huge upset of No. 7 Oklahoma
NORMAN, Okla. — TCU came up with its biggest upset in 45 years, stifling Heisman hopeful Adrian Peterson and beating No. 7 Oklahoma 17-10 Saturday.

Cubs' Zambrano continues his mastery of Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH — Carlos Zambrano beat the Pittsburgh Pirates for the seventh consecutive time over two seasons, helping himself and the Chicago Cubs with two hits in a 9-5 victory Saturday.

Gordon has tenuous hold on position in Chase
FONTANA, Calif. — Jeff Gordon has dealt with the pressure of championship races.

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