Monday, September 13, 2004

Bonds belt beats down D-Backs
PHOENIX Barry Bonds hit his 699th home run, and the San Francisco Giants regained the NL wild-card lead with a 5-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday.

Cubs hold wild-card lead
CHICAGO Derrek Lee hit a three-run, eighth-inning double against his former team, and the Chicago Cubs rallied to beat the Florida Marlins 5-2 Saturday and maintain their NL wild-card lead.

A's top Indians
OAKLAND, Calif. Rookies Bobby Crosby and Nick Swisher hit back-to-back homers in the eighth, and the Oakland Athletics stopped their five-game losing streak with a 5-4 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday.

Bonds belt beats down D-Backs
PHOENIX Barry Bonds hit his 699th home run, and the San Francisco Giants regained the NL wild-card lead with a 5-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday.

Clinton's bypass motivates men to get checked
Hospitals around the country are seeing an epidemic of "Clinton syndrome" as worried, middle-aged men take the former president's heart problems to heart and rush to get their own tickers checked.

Battling old age? Try exercise
AMARILLO, Texas When we get to a certain age, most of us start getting a little creaky, a little slower. Our parts start wearing out.

Experts urge caution when loading books
HOLLAND, Mich. For 11-year-old Brock Olson, going back to school can be a real pain in the neck.

Poll finds majority of Americans say they're eating right
HOUSTON Nearly 70 percent of Americans say they are careful about what they eat, and even more say diet is essential to good health, according to a new nationwide health poll in which obesity ranked second among the biggest health concerns.

NOW PLAYING: Napoleon Dynamite
Nearly all Hollywood movies that deal with teenagers take place in one centralized location that I like to call "Hollywood High." You know the place, though the high school you attended was certainly a far cry. In Hollywood High, the volume, as it were, is turned way up.

NOW PLAYING: Napoleon Dynamite
Nearly all Hollywood movies that deal with teenagers take place in one centralized location that I like to call "Hollywood High." You know the place, though the high school you attended was certainly a far cry. In Hollywood High, the volume, as it were, is turned way up. The nerds are nerdier, the jocks are crueler, and the girls are prettier. Those who smoke, drink and have sex do so in grand fashion, throwing block parties that put P. Diddy's to shame. Those who abstain wear their purity like a badge and travel in nice, clean packs. I bring this up because this week's film is indeed a teen movie, however, (shocker!) it does not take place at Hollywood High. Napoleon Dynamite is a film that breaks any number of conventions, the least of which is this lazy Hollywood standard. That is not to say that this movie takes place in your high school, either. Napoleon Dynamite really takes place somewhere in the Wes Anderson district - Melancholy High, maybe.

Public input needed on aquatic farming regs
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game proposed revision to regulations 5AAC 95.300 and 5AAC 95.610, which will repeal current regs prohibiting on-bottom aquatic farming within Kachemak Bay Critical Habitat area.

Homeowners worry about impact of local excavation
Attention Ciechanski area homeowners:

Public input needed on aquatic farming regs
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game proposed revision to regulations 5AAC 95.300 and 5AAC 95.610, which will repeal current regs prohibiting on-bottom aquatic farming within Kachemak Bay Critical Habitat area.

Homeowners worry about impact of local excavation
Mercedes Gibbs has once again applied for a borough permit to dig gravel from her existing pit located at the corner of Ciechanski-Virginia Drive-Canvasback. She is now claiming that the water table is at 42 feet, which those of us with wells at 34 to 37 feet know is a false statement. She is planning to excavate down to 34 feet, which is an additional 4-plus feet from where the deepest part of the pit floor stands currently. Our water table has been breached already, and this planned excavation would leave our aquifer open over the entire pit floor resulting in an 18-acre lake that would be even more susceptible to pollutants and waste dumping.

Kardinals toss aside Bulldogs
For one half of football, the Nikiski Bulldogs proved they could play with the two-time defending state small-schools champion Kenai Kardinals Saturday.

Panthers take away run, Stars excel through air
With Skyview shutting down its running attack, the Soldotna football team took to the air Saturday to defeat the Panthers 26-7 in a Northern Lights Conference game at Skyview.

Next stop: Nextel
RICHMOND, Va. The task was clear for Jeremy Mayfield: Win the race and don't worry about making NASCAR's playoffs.

Next stop: Nextel
RICHMOND, Va. The task was clear for Jeremy Mayfield: Win the race and don't worry about making NASCAR's playoffs.

Soldotna officer gets bitten by dog
A Soldotna police officer was bitten in the neck by a dog while investigating a criminal mischief incident on Lilly Drive on Thursday morning.

Subdivision gets OK for rural-residential zoning designation
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly has approved a local option zone designating a new subdivision in Cooper Landing as a rural-residential district.

National Geographic quotes refuge ecologist
Ed Berg has been quoted in numerous scientific journals, magazine articles and newspaper stories while serving as the ecologist for the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge for the last decade, and this month he adds one more to the list: National Geographic.

Rose hips ripe for the picking, add extra treat to recipes
Now that fall has arrived, most plants be they vegetable, fruit or flower already have produced their yield and are withering away as winter approaches. However, there is one species of flora common to this area that keeps on giving during fall and into winter the rose.

Kenai council: Collected fees not that much
A Kenai City Council member wants to make the Kenai River dipnet fishery more affordable for Kenai residents.

Rose hips ripe for the picking, add extra treat to recipes
Now that fall has arrived, most plants be they vegetable, fruit or flower already have produced their yield and are withering away as winter approaches. However, there is one species of flora common to this area that keeps on giving during fall and into winter the rose.

School board continues to look at after-school programs for youth
Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education members today will continue work to evaluate the district's cocurricular activities programs.

School board continues to look at after-school programs for youth
Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education members today will continue work to evaluate the district's cocurricular activities programs.

Soldotna officer gets bitten by dog
A Soldotna police officer was bitten in the neck by a dog while investigating a criminal mischief incident on Lilly Drive on Thursday morning.

Forster trial date bumped to 2005
The trial date for the man accused of killing Kenai Police Officer John Watson was moved to next year to allow the court time to consider a defense motion to suppress evidence.

National Geographic quotes refuge ecologist
Ed Berg has been quoted in numerous scientific journals, magazine articles and newspaper stories while serving as the ecologist for the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge for the last decade, and this month he adds one more to the list: National Geographic.

Kenai council: Collected fees not that much
A Kenai City Council member wants to make the Kenai River dipnet fishery more affordable for Kenai residents.

Subdivision gets OK for rural-residential zoning designation
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly has approved a local option zone designating a new subdivision in Cooper Landing as a rural-residential district.

Forster trial date bumped to 2005
The trial date for the man accused of killing Kenai Police Officer John Watson was moved to next year to allow the court time to consider a defense motion to suppress evidence.

Adults make time to mentor students
A program designed to provide teenagers with positive adult role models is thriving in area schools, according to organizers.

Adults make time to mentor students
A program designed to provide teenagers with positive adult role models is thriving in area schools, according to organizers.

Reford James Brooks Jr.
Kenai resident Reford James Brooks Jr. died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004, at his home in Kenai. He was 47.

Reford James Brooks Jr.
Kenai resident Reford James Brooks Jr. died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004, at his home in Kenai. He was 47.

World watching U.S. presidential election closely What others say
A bullish George Bush has given the Republican convention in New York the message that delegates wanted to hear. Now the big test will be whether he will find it equally easy to convince the U.S. that he is the man who can keep America safe. ...

Truth about terrorism realistic if not popular
President Bush created quite a stir when he said on NBC's ''Today'' show, ''I don't think you can win it'' meaning the war on terrorism.

World watching U.S. presidential election closely
A bullish George Bush has given the Republican convention in New York the message that delegates wanted to hear. Now the big test will be whether he will find it equally easy to convince the U.S. that he is the man who can keep America safe. ...

Other agencies should follow DMV's example
The recent move by the Division of Motor Vehicles to privatize some of its more routine functions is an idea whose time has come.

Truth about terrorism realistic if not popular What others say
President Bush created quite a stir when he said on NBC's ''Today'' show, ''I don't think you can win it'' meaning the war on terrorism.

Other agencies should follow DMV's example
The recent move by the Division of Motor Vehicles to privatize some of its more routine functions is an idea whose time has come.

Presidential race now a matter of character, perceived arrogance
Several weeks ago, our InsiderAdvantage national presidential survey showed George W. Bush retaking the lead in the race for president. Now it appears that Bush has enjoyed far more of a "bump" in support from the Republican convention than Sen. John Kerry did from the Democratic convention.

Presidential race now a matter of character, perceived arrogance
Several weeks ago, our InsiderAdvantage national presidential survey showed George W. Bush retaking the lead in the race for president. Now it appears that Bush has enjoyed far more of a "bump" in support from the Republican convention than Sen. John Kerry did from the Democratic convention.

Joseph, Randall to wed in Kenai
Molly Joseph and Roger Randall of Kenai plan to be married Saturday, Sept. 18, 2004, in an evening civil ceremony at Kenai Grace Brethren Church. Al Eason will officiate.

Fort Yukon's recycling effort becomes a model for other villages
FAIRBANKS Nothing went to waste when Doris Ward was a child living off the land with her family in the woods near Fort Yukon.

More ships bring traffic, business to tiny Whittier
WHITTIER Whittier is quickly gaining fans, with more visitors, more business and more traffic for the tiny Prince William Sound community.

Around the Peninsula
WRCC fund-raiser today PSDRA schedules meeting Subsistence issues to be discussed Community dance planned Watershed Forum to hold appreciation party Genealogical society to meet

Joseph, Randall to wed in Kenai
Molly Joseph and Roger Randall of Kenai plan to be married Saturday, Sept. 18, 2004, in an evening civil ceremony at Kenai Grace Brethren Church. Al Eason will officiate.

Peninsula People
Miss Alaska, Christina Reasner, center, receives the President's Volunteer Service Award at a White House reception Sept. 3 in Washington, D.C., from Desiree T. Sayle, left, deputy assistant to

Fort Yukon's recycling effort becomes a model for other villages
FAIRBANKS Nothing went to waste when Doris Ward was a child living off the land with her family in the woods near Fort Yukon.

Community News
Homer center offers educational sessions Fashion show planned Aviation scholarships available Kenai Public Health offers extended hours GI Bill benefits increased

Public health nurse pursues new healthy endeavors
Donna Fenske paused to scan through the pages of a medical book before passing it down from the shelf to be packed into one of several cardboard boxes strewn across her office floor. It was a bittersweet exercise marking the end of a career as an Alaska public health nurse.

Births
His father is a former Kenai resident, as are his great-grandparents, Floyd and Jean Henderson. Quintin's grandparents are Don and Susan Wadsen and Colette Jensen.

Red Cross: Preparation saves lives, property in times of disaster
September is National Preparedness Month, and the American Red Cross is spending the month reminding Americans how they can work in advance to keep themselves, their families and their property safe in an emergency or disaster.

Around the Peninsula
WRCC fund-raiser today PSDRA schedules meeting Subsistence issues to be discussed Community dance planned Watershed Forum to hold appreciation party Genealogical society to meet

Births
Kelly (Wadsen) and Scott (Yamamoto) Henderson

Public health nurse pursues new healthy endeavors
Donna Fenske paused to scan through the pages of a medical book before passing it down from the shelf to be packed into one of several cardboard boxes strewn across her office floor. It was a bittersweet exercise marking the end of a career as an Alaska public health nurse.

Community News
Homer center offers educational sessions Fashion show planned Aviation scholarships available Kenai Public Health offers extended hours GI Bill benefits increased

Around the Peninsula
Health services collaborative to meetPublic comment on aquatic farming extendedTOPS fall rally scheduledKennel club to host open houseFish and Game advisory to meetDevelopmental screening offered

Red Cross: Preparation saves lives, property in times of disaster
September is National Preparedness Month, and the American Red Cross is spending the month reminding Americans how they can work in advance to keep themselves, their families and their property safe in an emergency or disaster.

More ships bring traffic, business to tiny Whittier
WHITTIER Whittier is quickly gaining fans, with more visitors, more business and more traffic for the tiny Prince William Sound community.

Peninsula People
Miss Alaska receives award Dale joins Peace Corps Calloway receives award for service

My best friend
Yukon, an energetic 1-year-old husky, loves exploring the world while taking her owners for walks. Are there any other animals out there that are experts at keeping their owners company?

Myths can often prevent spaying, neutering
There are several reasons why a pet owner may opt to spay or neuter their dog or cat, yet a lot of myths and misconceptions exist around the idea of pet surgical sterilization.

Myths can often prevent spaying, neutering
There are several reasons why a pet owner may opt to spay or neuter their dog or cat, yet a lot of myths and misconceptions exist around the idea of pet surgical sterilization.

My best friend
Yukon, an energetic 1-year-old husky, loves exploring the world while taking her owners for walks. Are there any other animals out there that are experts at keeping their owners company?

Roger that: Open title is Federer's
NEW YORK Roger Federer is at his best against the best, when it counts the most, and he was pretty much perfect in the U.S. Open final.

Alvarez, Crowley win combined tourney
Rene Alvarez fired a 158 to win the open divition of the two-day Combined Kenai and Birch Ridge Golf Associations Tournament Saturday and Sunday at Kenai and Birch Ridge Golf Courses.

Nikiski volleyball team sweeps Seward
The Nikiski High School volleyball team kicked off homecoming weekend in fine fashion Friday, defeating Southcentral Conference rival Seward in three games at Nikiski.

Kenai's Baldwin, Soldotna's Goldstein take Palmer Invitational
Kenai's Trevor Baldwin and Soldotna's Ari Goldstein ran to individual wins in the boys and girls 4A races, respectively, at the Palmer Invitational Saturday.

Detroit ends historic streak with 20-16 win
CHICAGO Bracy Walker got one of the game balls and rightfully so.

Canada rolls into title game
TORONTO (AP) From Stanley Cup to World Cup, Vincent Lecavalier starred again.

Panthers take third in Peninsula tourney
The Skyview Panthers placed third in the eight-team Peninsula Challenge Saturday in Homer Friday and Saturday.

Notre Dame pulls off big upset of No. 8 Michigan
SOUTH BEND, Ind. Freshman Darius Walker had two fourth-quarter touchdowns and Notre Dame renewed hope for a turnaround season by upsetting No. 8 Michigan 28-20 on Saturday.

Vikings out-gun Cowboys
MINNEAPOLIS Daunte Culpepper threw a career-high five touchdown passes, two to Randy Moss, to lead Minnesota.

Kuznetsova beats Dementieva for U.S. Open title
NEW YORK By all rights, Svetlana Kuznetsova should have been a cycling star: Her brother and parents all won or coached others to Olympic medals and world titles in that sport. Kuznetsova gave it a shot, hated it, and moved on to tennis.

Vikings out-gun Cowboys
MINNEAPOLIS Daunte Culpepper threw a career-high five touchdown passes, two to Randy Moss, to lead Minnesota.

Titans topple Miami
MIAMI An approaching hurricane failed to faze the Tennessee Titans, and the Miami Dolphins' offense didn't give them much trouble, either.

Singh plays Canadian spoiler
OAKVILLE, Ontario Vijay Singh won another dramatic duel, beating Mike Weir on the third playoff hole at the Canadian Open on Sunday.

Homer girls, Kodiak boys take Homer Invitational
The Homer girls and the Kodiak boys picked up team titles Saturday at the Homer Invitational swimming meet at Homer High School.

Alvarez, Crowley win combined tourney
Rene Alvarez fired a 158 to win the open divition of the two-day Combined Kenai and Birch Ridge Golf Associations Tournament Saturday and Sunday at Kenai and Birch Ridge Golf Courses.

Nikiski volleyball team sweeps Seward
The Nikiski High School volleyball team kicked off homecoming weekend in fine fashion Friday, defeating Southcentral Conference rival Seward in three games at Nikiski.

Singh plays Canadian spoiler
OAKVILLE, Ontario Vijay Singh won another dramatic duel, beating Mike Weir on the third playoff hole at the Canadian Open on Sunday.

Kenai's Baldwin, Soldotna's Goldstein take Palmer Invitational
Kenai's Trevor Baldwin and Soldotna's Ari Goldstein ran to individual wins in the boys and girls 4A races, respectively, at the Palmer Invitational Saturday.

Roger that: Open title is Federer's
NEW YORK Roger Federer is at his best against the best, when it counts the most, and he was pretty much perfect in the U.S. Open final.

Panthers take third in Peninsula tourney
The Skyview Panthers placed third in the eight-team Peninsula Challenge Saturday in Homer Friday and Saturday.

Detroit ends historic streak with 20-16 win
CHICAGO Bracy Walker got one of the game balls and rightfully so.

Homer girls, Kodiak boys take Homer Invitational
The Homer girls and the Kodiak boys picked up team titles Saturday at the Homer Invitational swimming meet at Homer High School.

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