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Thursday, September 7, 2006

Business Briefs
Chambers set schedules Small business center host workshops

Support, personal growth stars of ‘Sing from the Heart’
What a wonderful community we live in!

Eisenhower’s words worth remembering
As billions of dollars are spent on the war in Iraq we should remember the words of General Dwight D. Eisenhower, war hero and Republican president of the United States: “Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world of arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of laborers, the genius of scientists, the hope of its children.”

Depleted uranium bill needs support
Researching (H.R. 2410: Depleted Uranium Munitions Study Act) I’ve found countless birth deformities where the depleted uranium has been used. It’s not hard to find a Web site or article that talks about this, or gives-shows (an) example of its horrible side effects. Support this bill.

Community support made year action-packed for Scouts
Nikiski Boy Scout Troop 659 would like to thank some local businesses that have made donations or helped the troop.

Misinformation leading to wars spurs on chances of terrorism
Amongst our British cousins,about 1 percent believe Saddam Hussein had anything to do with the Sept 11 attack. About 49 percent of American civilians blame Saddam,while two out of three enlisted men laying their lives on the line in Iraq feel they are helping to get revenge for the dastardly attack.

Schools could use a return to history
Matt Towery had a very interesting editorial (Opinion, Aug. 30) on Politics creeping into the private schools, but I think it is much more serious than that. The National Union of School Teachers is probably the largest lobbying organization in the United States and the colleges with their runaway liberal professors are trying to influence young people instead of teaching history or regular courses of learning.

Nikiski Cub Scouts didn’t have to search for support
Nikiski Cub Scout Pack 654 would like to thank many businesses in our area for their help and donations this year. Spenard Building Supply on KBeach for donations for crafts. Thank you for your Donations for our Blue and Gold Banquet: Papa Murphy’s; Pizza Boys; Tree House and Kenai Subway. Thank you to Nikiski Fire House No. 1 for field trips to see the fire house. Thank you to Nikiski Fire House No. 2 for Webelos Readyman Pin work. Thank you to the Peninsula Center Mall for letting the Pinewood Derby for the district to be held there.

Reader shoots down Palin’s position on aerial wolf hunting
I recently received an email from Palin campaign staffer Anita Halterman explaining Ms. Palin’s support for aerial killing of predators. She noted Ms. Palin had read the biography of Frank Glaser, a professional wolf killer working some 60 years ago, and had formulated her views based on that book.

Bush administration’s lies responsible for insomnia
Recently I heard Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld state in a speech he was unable to sleep because Islamist groups manipulate the U.S. media and falsely blame our troops for civilian deaths. Unfortunately Rumsfeld didn’t acknowledge his failure to cover up U.S. war crimes by manipulating the media.

Spiny dogfish numbers rise; fishermen mad
In recent years more Cook Inlet sport fishermen have returned to shore feeling dogged. Not by their fellow fishermen, their girlfriends or their mothers, but by a small shark.

Council mulls signs of change
A free-standing commercial sign the size and height of the Safeway sign is the largest and highest Kenai city administration would like to see under a new sign code.

HEA will make an attempt at Railbelt funds in 2007
Homer Electric Association and other electric utilities around Southcentral Alaska will likely wait until a new administration takes over in Juneau before again trying to get help through the Railbelt Energy Fund.

Global warming talks include tour of peninsula
Mayor John Williams will be among about 30 mayors from 17 states heading for Girdwood later this month for a conference on global climate change.

Home destroyed
A Kenai man returning home Wednesday afternoon, found it swarming with firefighters and seeping plumes of smoke.

And the winner is: Olson
Incumbent Republican Rep. Kurt Olson apparently squeaked out a narrow victory over his Alaska primary opponent Soldotna Mayor Dave Carey in the race for their party’s nomination for House District 33.

Roger J. (Jack) Norris
Nikiski resident, Roger J. (Jack) Norris died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2006, at his home. He was 75.

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

Around the Peninsula
Soroptimist to meet Gold prospectors to meet Auction fundraiser set Girl Scout roundup slated EMS benefit planned SoHi offers swim lessons Basketball registration continues Caregiving to be discussed

Around the Peninsula
HEA plans outage today Cruise fundraiser set to sail CPR, first aid classes available KPC council meeting slated Library plans 1-day closure Women’s group to meet Kennel club classes planned Hospice training scheduled

Art Briefs
Teen writers sought Watercolor workshop set to paint

‘Wicker Man’ unpredictable, but not so scary
It may seem a tad early, but it appears that the Hollywood horror season is upon us. Much like nearly every other commerce/marketing-based industry, Hollywood starts its holiday celebrations early, and Halloween is no exception. Sure, there’s been the occasional scary movie peppered throughout the summer, but September starts the terror in earnest.

What’s Happening
Best Bets Events and Exhibits Entertainment Upcoming Events Films Down the Road Anchorage events

Baranov goes big
When Joe Rizzo was supplied a CD for the ride from Anchorage to Nikiski, there was no guarantee for anything other than music and a two-plus hours drive.

Peninsula Clarion - Pulse

Party’s over: Start of school year means end of summer fun
Every year, as summer draws to an end, it happens — back to school time.

Around the District
School board meets Monday Connections Grace Lutheran Kalifornsky Beach Elementary Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science Kenai Central Kenai Middle Mountain View Elementary Nikiski Middle-High READS Primary Redoubt Elementary Sears Elementary Skyview High Soldotna High Soldotna Elementary Soldotna Montessori Charter Tustumena Elementary Wings Christian Academy

Fall semester enrollment up at Kenai Peninsula College
Classes at Kenai Peninsula College started last week and the number of new students has increased compared to last fall semester.

Birch Ridge Report
Forget the rain (if that’s possible) and check out the condition of the course, especially the greens and tee boxes. It’s fall in Alaska and the trees and bushes are starting to turn color and the course is more beautiful than ever. Even the roughs are starting to change, making it easier to find those errant shots. You know the ones I mean, right? I agree with the person who suggested the following rule change: there should be no such thing as a lost ball, since the ball will eventually be found and pocketed by someone else, making it a stolen ball and the player should not make the felony worse by taking a penalty stroke.

Kenai Golf Report
Hard to believe that it is already September; wait, that’s not just hard to believe but dang near impossible! Where has the summer gone — I have not played near enough golf, didn’t catch near enough fish, what’s wrong with this picture?

Peninsula Clarion - Sports News

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