Sunday, September 11, 2005

Stop and go
Patience is about to become as important as a good set of shocks when driving through the Sterling Highway-Kalifornsky Beach Road intersection in Soldotna.

Center of hope
They come from half a world apart, one from a village in the Aleutians and one from the Ukraine. Though their individual circumstances differ somewhat, both arrived at the women's crisis shelter in Kenai scared and with little more than the clothes they were wearing and a few small possessions in hand.

Board fishes for member
Anchor Point's Ed Dersham has resigned from the Alaska Board of Fisheries to take a job with the Department of Fish and Game.

Kickin' it: City OKs soccer field funds
The city of Kenai moved one step closer to developing new soccer fields with the approval of a $250,000 appropriation by the city council Wednesday evening.

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

Arthur A. Rindahl
Longtime Sterling resident Arthur A. Rindahl died Friday, Sept. 9, 2005, at Nicholson's Assisted Living Home in Kenai. He was 87.

Voices of the Peninsula: Stopping war not an option
Being a serving member in today's Armed Forces, I feel that I have to speak out against the opinions of those who (believe) that by ending the war in Iraq and on terrorism it will bring peace back to the western societies. And to this I write:

Justice served with Forster sentence
A ruling sentencing Kenai resident David Forster to 101 years in prison Tuesday ended a sad chapter for the Kenai Peninsula. The story began Christmas Day 2003 when Forster killed Kenai Police Officer John Watson in his driveway with a bullet to the back of his head.

City shouldn't shelve library expansion
In naming the hallmarks of a good community, a public library is high on the list. In 1976 half of the library as we know it today was built on Main Street Loop. Ten years later the other half was built. It was constructed with knock-out walls on the side facing Kenai City Hall, with the plan being to expand the building in the future.

Sandwich with style
The gymnasium at Mountain View Elementary School was quiet, but not for long. As lunchtime approached, a few select students wheeled in plastic carts filled with soft-sided lunchbags (boxes? not these days) that contained a smorgasbord of sandwiches, juice boxes, fruit and chips.

Around the Peninsula
Legion cooks up breakfast Dessert auction fund-raiser set PFLAG meeting set Women's group to meet Homer health fair slated Artists, vendors sought

My best friend
2 1/2-year-old Emilee Braun of Nikiski plays house with 2-year-old black Lab Kandee.

Kards sweep SoHi netters
After losing a key player due to an injury in warm-ups, the Kenai Central volleyball team pulled together to sweep rival Soldotna on the Stars' floor Friday in Northern Lights Conference action.

Solheim matches all square
CARMEL, Ind. — Momentum swung fast and furious in the Solheim Cup, stopping only when Paula Creamer holed a 5-foot par putt to win for the second time Saturday and leave the matches where they started — all square, with 12 singles matches left to decide who wins.

Sox, Schilling dump Yankees
NEW YORK — Curt Schilling allowed five hits in eight sharp innings for his first victory since returning to Boston's rotation, and Manny Ramirez busted out of a rare slump with a homer and three RBIs to lead the Red Sox past New York 9-2 Saturday.

Bonds ready to play
SAN FRANCISCO — Barry Bonds will be activated from the disabled list Monday after being medically cleared to play by Dr. Lewis Yocum.

SoHi subdues Bulldogs
Soldotna scored on the first play from scrimmage, then settled in for a long, hard slog to defeat Nikiski 32-6 Friday in a nonconference high school football game at Nikiski.

Jones goes yard for 47th time as Braves shut out Nationals
WASHINGTON — Andruw Jones tied a franchise record with his 47th homer, Brian McCann added a three-run shot and Jorge Sosa won his eighth straight road start to lead the Atlanta Braves over the Washington Nationals 4-0 Saturday.

Kenai Central shuts out Panthers
On a sloppy, slippery Skyview High School football field, Kenai Central's Brandon Miles was as steady as they come.

Kenai's Rowley finishes second at Palmer Invite
Kenai Central's Alee Rowley ran to a second-place finish to lead all peninsula runners at the Palmer Invitational cross country meet Saturday in Palmer.

Gordon misses Chase, Newman, Kenseth make it
RICHMOND, Va. — The ''Drive for Five'' is alive, but not for Jeff Gordon. Instead, it's Carl Edwards, the surprise Nextel Cup title contender who gives car owner Jack Roush five chances to win the Chase for the championship.

Longhorns, Young defeat Buckeyes
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Vince Young, best known for his highlight-reel runs, threw a 24-yard go-ahead touchdown to Limas Sweed with 2:37 left and No. 2 Texas defeated No. 4 Ohio State 25-22 Saturday night in the much-anticipated first meeting between two of college football's most storied programs.

East swimmers take Homer Invitational
East High School won both the boys and girls team titles, with the host Mariners teams both finishing second, at the Homer Invitational Swimming and Diving Meet Friday and Saturday at Homer High School.

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