Sunday, September 9, 2007

A View Askew
Getting dressed in the morning, women face several questions: Do my sweater/skirt/shoes/pants/socks/earrings make my butt/thighs/arms/neck/ankles look fat? Is the run in these nylons far enough up that no one will notice it? Would I rather smell like alcohol and neglected children or an industrially laundered prison jumpsuit? Translation: Should I wear the perfume by Britney Spears or Paris Hilton?

Autumn afield
Can you feel it?

Larry E. Ryburn
Kenai resident Larry E. Ryburn died Friday, Sept. 7, 2007 at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna. He was 67.

Gloria J. Ely
Longtime Kenai resident Gloria J. Ely died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2007 at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna. She was 72.

Revisiting PPT makes good financial sense
"It's all a crapshoot at this point."

Is it time for Halloween yet?: Holiday brings back memories of woodsmoke, jack-o-lanterns, candy
Tuesday I walked into Jo-Anne Fabrics to use my 40-percent-off Labor Day coupon when I discovered their Halloween decorations.

Give babies a chance: Awareness first key to helping prevent FASD
Today is International Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Awareness Day. FAS and other fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) happen when women drink during pregnancy.

Around the Peninsula
FAS Day today Dodgeball, ping pong tourneys slated Walk for life Sunday PFLAG to meet Peaceful people gather Foster care, adoption seminar set College council meeting scheduled Parenting class available

Little horse, big attitude
AMARILLO, Texas She travels in a customized RV, comes with her own entourage, has hordes of adoring fans, makes regular appearances on the talk show circuit and brings in crowds wherever she goes.

Pet photo: Best Friends
Pluto the Parsons terrier (Jack Russell) loves to ride on the paddleboat with Chena and Penelope Litzen of Nikiski. "If we leave him, he runs along the shore chasing us," said the girls' mom, Geri Litzen. Pluto loves running after the family's mini horses, but stays just out of reach. He also enjoys stuffed animals and chasing their cats, too. However, when he gets inside he pretends he is a gentleman and ignores them because he knows he will get in trouble for harassing them. "We just adore him," Geri said. "He adds so much fun to our lives."

Sports Briefs
Football schedule changes Johnnie, Cook do well at Alaska Raceway Park Jackson leads Combined Tourney

Barrow tops Nikiski
Nikiski traveled to Barrow and led the Whalers, 15-14, in the second quarter but couldn't hold on in falling 27-15 on Saturday.

Knecht, Bates marry in Kenai
Kimberly Knecht and Curtis Bates of Kenai were married Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007, at Kenai Peninsula Calvary Baptist Church. Minister Rick Cupp officiated.

Geils, Northcott plan Virgin Islands wedding
Nicole Geils of Girdwood and Thomas Northcott Jr. of Anchorage plan to marry June 7, 2008, in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.

Inglis, Linebarger unite in July ceremony
Alaina R. Inglis of Soldotna and Justin T. Linebarger of Kenai were married in an afternoon ceremony, Saturday, July 28, 2007, at the Kenai Senior Citizens Center. Shannon Linebarger McPhetres officiated.

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