Astros split twin bill with Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH Jeff Bagwell, Brad Ausmus and Lance Berkman drove in two runs each and the Houston Astros beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-2 Thursday night for their 13th victory in 14 games and a doubleheader split.
Royals waste all their runs in first game
DETROIT The Kansas City Royals scored a team-record 26 runs in the first game of their doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers on Thursday, winning 26-5, then went scoreless in a 8-0 loss in the second game.
Mutual fund proxy votes tell all
NEW YORK (AP) We finally get to know some of the deep, dark secrets of the mutual fund business: Are funds really protecting shareholder rights or just rubber-stamping the agendas of corporate leaders?
Older workers and retirees wonder about pensions' security
CHICAGO (AP) Older workers and retirees who have toiled for their companies for decades have long viewed their pensions as money in the bank, even years before the checks arrived.
Kayaking offers angling access
TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. Kayak fishers are a stealthy bunch.
Organizers appreciate support for contest
Sue Gill with Alaska's Hairlines, Karen Cowan with Crosshairs of Alaska, Glen and Becky Martin and the Peninsula Center Mall merchants would like to thank our community, contestants, judges, volunteers and sponsors for making our nonprofit-sponsored Sing From the Heart contest a wonderful success.
Republican favors Knowles for Alaska's U.S. Senate seat
I am a Republican who plans to vote for Tony Knowles for U.S. Senator for several reasons.
Sexy Seniors keeping busy with cleaning projects
The Cooper Landing Sexy Senior Dumpster Cleaners had several projects going on this year dealing with trash and litter.
Rivalry weekend also features Kardinals looking to ruin Nikiski's homecoming
When Soldotna takes to the field at rival Skyview at 2 p.m. Saturday, Panthers coach Phil Sheridan will be entering unchartered waters.
Peninsula High School Football STATS
Through Sept. 4
Photo features:Healthy beat
Heartbeat of Mother Earth drummers perform Thursday morning at a ceremony marking I
Shelter network to open shortly
If all goes as planned, Kenai Interfaith Shelter Services could have a network of volunteers serving homeless people on the central Kenai Peninsula by the end of the month.
Crime Stoppers seeks information
Central Peninsula Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of suspects involved in a burglary at a Nikiski convenience store on Sunday.
Nikiski rec area board hopefuls face off
Candidates for Seat A on the North Peninsula Recreation Service Area Board sparred Wednesday over whether the board has been fiscally responsible enough.
Vandalism threatens city skate park
Soldotna City Council members don't want skate park vandals to get a free ride.
Doris M. Day
Kenai resident Doris M. Day died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2004, at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage following a lengthy illness. She was 81.
Harry W. Casebeer II
Soldotna resident Harry W. Casebeer II, died Monday, Sept. 6, 2004, at the Heritage Place in Soldotna. He was 63.
Homelessness is real on peninsula; but so is assistance
Stereotypes of the homeless drum up images of grizzled Vietnam veterans sleeping on park benches in big cities.
Loose llama surprises Interior hikers
FAIRBANKS (AP) Hikers in the Chena River State Recreation Area east of Fairbanks have been bumping into a loose llama and authorities are trying to figure out where it belongs.
Bob and Sacha Harris on vacation from West Palm Beach, Fla., take in the sight o Exit Glacier last month while halfway through their climb to the Harding Ice Field overlook near Seward.
Fair weather bolsters West's summer tourism
DENVER Camping in forests free of wildfires for the first time in years. Boating on lakes crippled by drought. Driving to see spectacular scenery despite frustratingly high gasoline prices.
Carving life out of wood and birds
MINNEAPOLIS Pat Meneely is in his element, whether hunting over a spread of decoys on a half-frozen slough or hunkered in his dusty garage workshop transforming a block of cedar into a handsome canvasback.
Cabin restoration efforts help preserve history in the hinterlands
Waking to the sight of hundreds of mosquito proboscises jutting hungrily through the mesh netting of your tent is enough to make anyon
Around the Peninsula
Donor appreciation day, blood drive scheduled PenDOG gearing up for classes Oktoberfest fund-raiser planned Fox Island cruise fund-raiser set WRCC fund-raiser set Kenai River Working Group meeting canceled Social Security reps to visit area Top 40 Under 40 nominations sought Disaster response group seeking volunteers
Federal court clears the way for South Dakota teacher's involvement with Bible club
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) A federal appeals court ruling further clears the way for teacher Barbara Wigg to participate in an after-school children's Bible club held in city public schools.
Nationalist Turks clash with police in protest at international Orthodox patriarchate
ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) Police clashed with hundreds of rock-throwing nationalist Turks at a protest outside the seat of the spiritual leader of the world's Eastern Orthodox Christians.
Clothing to be given away Bible study schedule announced Back-to-school service planned Womens prayer group to meet Family worship offered
High Holy Days time for cantors to shine
It's an overwhelming annual challenge, both musically and spiritually. For Jewish cantors, the High Holy Days are a tense time.
Republicans' platform mentions God less often than Democrats'
NEW YORK (AP) Sidelight on the political conventions: God is mentioned in the recently approved Republican Party platform four times, compared with seven mentions in the Boston platform of the Democrats.
California parishes defy Episcopal bishop, hold services
LOS ANGELES (AP) Three breakaway Episcopal parishes held services last Sunday despite moves by the local bishop to regain control after the congregations affiliated with an Anglican diocese in Uganda.
Presbyterian Church's controller challenges dismissal
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) A man who was fired after 16 years as controller of the Louisville-based Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) plans to challenge his dismissal.
Looking for happiness? Shoot for the bronze
Few things stir the heart like the Olympics. There, a lifetime of tra
Pastor of prominent North Carolina church resigns, admits he plagiarized sermons
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Rev. E. Glenn Wagner, senior pastor of Charlotte's prominent Calvary Church and former minister-at-large with Promise Keepers, has resigned after admitting parts of some sermons were stolen from other preachers.
Baptist pastor's comments spur move of Illinois polling place
ORLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) A suburban Chicago church whose pastor suggested that even moderate Muslims fund terrorists will no longer be a polling place for the Nov. 2 election.
Former nuns start retirement community for spiritual exploration
ABINGDON, Va. (AP) When she was a nun, Dene Peterson had expected to grow old in the convent, in the care of her other Roman Catholic sisters.
Patriots nip Colts
FOXBORO, Mass. In a game in which the offenses seemed to move at will, defense saved the New England Patriots.
Chiefs, Broncos square off in pivotal game
After finishing 13-3 last season, the Kansas City Chiefs are thinking Super Bowl.
Panthers, Stars lose to Juneau
The Juneau-Douglas volleyball team is efficient in both its scheduling and play.
Bring on a lockout: NHL labor talks die
The NHL and the players' association appeared headed toward a lockout when talks broke off Thursday after the union's first new proposal in nearly a year.
Agassi, Roddick tossed from Open
NEW YORK Andy Roddick ran into a bold, bigger version of himself at the U.S. Open, and 6-foot-6 Joachim Johansson sent the defending champion home.
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