Sunday, September 14, 2003

Cubs remain one game behind Astros in NL Central
CHICAGO Aramis Ramirez singled in the go-ahead run, and Eric Karros had four RBIs as the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 9-6 Saturday, overcoming a blown lead for the second straight day.

Williams stars as Yankees sweep twin bill from Devil Rays
NEW YORK Bernie Williams hit two homers in a game for the first time in more than a year and Ruben Sierra added a go-ahead homer in the eighth inning as the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 6-5 Saturday in the opener of a day-night doubleheader for their seventh straight win.

Vision problems turn school into a struggle
SEATTLE Adam Schunke used to think he was just dumb.

Blind man's restored vision gives new insight
After 43 years of blindness, Michael May can see again.

Kenai football puts Seward away early
The Kenai Central High School football team defeated Seward 55-6 Saturday in a nonconference game in Seward.

Mariners can't stop Soldotna's party
The Homer High School football team came into Saturday's Northern Lights Conference game at Soldotna primed and ready to spoil the Stars' homecoming festivities.

Seaton: AIS rule shouldn't include state fishing boats
The U.S. Coast Guard and the Department of Homeland Security issued an interim rule in July that requires the owners of certain vessels to purchase and install electronic gear that allows for identification, easy tracking and ship-to-ship and ship-to-shore exchanges of navigational information.

Funny River celebrating 1st fire station
On a day when much of the nation was conducting solemn ceremonies in remembrance of the many who died Sept. 11, 2001, folks in the Funny River community paused in commemoration of that day's events and at the same time celebrated the completion of their new fire station.

Soldotna council lands in middle of state property dispute
A complicated land dispute is threatening plans to build a new Kenai River bridge in Soldotna.

Sue L. Friese
Longtime Soldotna resident Sue L. Friese, known to many as "Grandma Sue," died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2003, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna after a brief illness. She was 88.

Bessie Brown
Soldotna resident Bessie Brown died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2003, at the Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. She was 77.

Congressional pay hike shows elected officials out of touch
Members of the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this month showed, once again, how great the schism is between elected officials and those they purport to serve when they voted themselves a pay raise.

Some digging and luck help uncover missing roots of family tree
One of life's greatest little joys is finding something you never knew you had.

Bush deficit stance fuels concerns
WASHINGTON The increasingly complex and expensive U.S. role in Iraq is drawing predictable fire from Democrats. But it also is unnerving fiscal conservatives uneasy about the mounting costs and a looming half-trillion-dollar deficit.

Main, Ulrich wed in Soldotna
Summer Kathryn Main of Kenai and William Donald Ulrich of Eagle River were married at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 26, 2003, at the Church of God in Soldotna. Pisa Faumui of the Kalifornsky Christian Center officiated.

Around the Peninsula
KCHS announces homecoming eventsHospital CEO to speak at Kenai chamber meetingSoroptimists to meetYouth basketball teams accepting registrationsBuilders association seeking nomineesHospital service board to meetClay art show accepting entriesDiscount cards benefit cancer fund

Kile, Halstead have May wedding
Samantha Marie Kile and Joseph Nelson Halstead were married at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 10, 2003, on the beach at Laguna Beach, Calif. Marcy Ann officiated the ceremony.

Aldridge, Davis marry in Nikiski
Michelle L. Aldridge and Britton Davis of Bishop, Calif., were married at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003, at the Unocal Recreation Area in Nikiski. Robert DeVolld officiated.

Magee, Martin have July wedding
Erin Kristine Magee of Kenai and Robert Edward Martin of Elmo, Mont., were married at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 26, 2003, at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Kenai. Father Frank Rietter officiated.

Teacher makes first year terrific for new students
Children swarm around the glass entryway at North Star Elementary School in Nikiski.

American pudgy pets at risk of diseases as they put on pounds
WASHINGTON The old wives' tale holds that people start to look like their pets. Turns out it's the other way around: America's pets are starting to look like Americans overweight.

Women's World Cup looks to rekindle 1999 magic
Right in the middle of fall football and baseball pennant races, the Women's World Cup returns to a far different sports landscape this time around.

Problem returns
ST. LOUIS It's Warner vs. Bulger again with the St. Louis Rams.

Mosley edges De La Hoya
LAS VEGAS Shane Mosley's formula for beating Oscar De La Hoya goes something like this: Use speed, win the late rounds and hope the judges are kind.

Sports Briefs
France named chairman and CEO of NASCARUSOC clears compliance issuesFrankel's Wild Spirit takes Ruffian Handicap

White wins 200 despite high stress
MONTE CARLO, Monaco (AP) An ailing Kelli White won the 200 meters Saturday at the inaugural World Athletics Final, her second race since her positive drug test at the World Championships.

Hype doesn't always add up in NFL
The Miami Dolphins were supposed to go to the Super Bowl because they signed the aging Junior Seau.

Quick-starting Kards jump all over Stars
A firefighter by trade, Kenai Central volleyball coach Jason Diorec had his team ready for the heated Kenai-Soldotna rivalry Friday in Soldotna.

Baldwin, Kenai boys take titles
Trevor Baldwin may have won the boys individual 5-kilometer race in a course-record time of 16 minutes, 15.9 seconds, but it was the work of the entire Kenai team that had Kardinals coach Liz Burck fired up after the race.

Buckeyes make last stand to hold off Wolfpack
COLUMBUS, Ohio Craig Krenzel hit Michael Jenkins on a 7-yard scoring pass in the third overtime and No. 3 Ohio State made a goal-line stand to beat North Carolina State 44-38 on Saturday.

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