Saturday, September 18, 2004

Giants' Bonds still at No. 699
The San Francisco slugger remained one shot shy of joining Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron in the 700-homer club Thursday, but did go 3-for-3 with a walk in the Giants' 4-0 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.

A's finally defeat Rangers' Rogers
OAKLAND, Calif. Kenny Rogers lost at the Coliseum for the first time in more than 10 years, with Bobby Crosby's three-run double in the fifth inning leading the Athletics to a 5-4 win over the Texas Rangers on Thursday.

Halibut haul
Cheryl Davis, an instructor and academic dean at Alaska Christian College and instructor at Kenai Peninsula College, poses with a few nice halibut taken in Cook Inlet Saturday. Davis was fishing with some friends in one of her favorite spots south of Ninilchik.

Finding fish can take bushwhacking
COOK COUNTY, Minn. Bill Tormondsen's Toyota pickup bounces along an old logging road in second gear. The farther he goes, the closer the new growth of popple and Norway pine encroaches on the truck.

Peninsula high school football stats
Through Sept. 11

Skyview football still looking for first victory of season
The football slate for Week 6 of the high school season promises several tough games across the peninsula.

Propositions 3, 4 threaten recreation
I would like to take this opportunity to give some truthful information regarding Proposition 3 and Proposition 4 for the upcoming election.

Supporters made FAS Awareness Day success
A big thank you to all the people, businesses and agencies who were instrumental in making the International Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Awareness Day ceremony such a wonderful event:

Nursing students appreciate financial help with textbooks
On behalf of the Weber State University nursing students on the Kenai Peninsula, I wish to express our thanks to the Ladies Auxiliary of the Jerry V. Horn Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 10046 for its donation of $100 to each student for nursing textbooks.

'Fill the Boot' raised $16,128 for MDA
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the local citizens of the Kenai-Soldotna area for their great generosity during the recent muscular dystrophy "Fill the Boot" fund-raising effort.

HEA needs flexibility for future growth
I would like to urge members of Homer Electric Association to vote yes on Proposition 1, which will increase the borrowing limit of the cooperative.

Students give thanks for program sponsor
On behalf of Kenai Middle School, I would like to give thanks to Agrium for donating $1,000 for our school's Character Counts! program. Character Counts! is a great program that promotes good choices and respecting others. The six pillars of Character Counts! also teach other things like being caring and responsible. We use your money to buy prizes and to sponsor Character Counts! spirit weeks. Our school just wanted to tell you how much we appreciate you sponsoring our Character Counts! program. Thank you!

Jury picked in Starkweather trial
A jury of four women and 11 men is scheduled to hear opening statements today in the Kenai Superior Court trial of Justin Starkweather, who is charged with attempting to murder a Soldotna woman in February 2002.

Crawford nominated to association board
Sammy Crawford, a longtime school board member in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, has been nominated to the board of directors of the Association of Alaska School Boards.

Reasner shining on stage
Saturday will tell if the next Miss America will be from Sterling, Alaska.

Airport projects jet forward
Air travelers using the Kenai Municipal Airport are asked to be patient while a major renovation project aimed at improving access to the city-owned facility is being completed.

Kenai seeks to make most of fishery
When the state of Alaska opened the mouth of the Kenai River to personal use dipnetting a decade ago, city officials never dreamed the fishery would become a defining feature of summer in their city. However, now that the fishery is here, Kenai must deal with the benefits and drawbacks of hosting what has in many ways turned into a three-week beach party.

Carl Adrian Trumbly
Former Alaska resident Carl Adrian Trumbly died Monday, Sept. 13, 2004, at Royale Gardens Health and Rehabilitation Center in Oregon. He was 80.

David Brian Hryhorysak
Clam Gulch resident David Brian Hryhorysak died Sunday, Sept. 12, 2004, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna from injuries sustained from a motorcycle accident. He was 39.

United Way needs your help to reach goal of $600,000
In the midst of scores of candidates campaigning for elected office, a different kind of campaign kicked off this week.

Less bang for your buck: Inventor develops quieter shotgun
ST. PAUL Having never fired a gun in her life, Faamati Winey pulled up on a flying clay pigeon and dusted it with the latest version of the Quiet Gun.

Couple tours with advice on latest, greatest gear
BILLINGS People who meet Laura and Eric Poole automatically love the couple love to envy them, that is.

High marks
Wearing nylon safety harnesses, students scramble up the Tibet Guide School's climbing rock, moving quickly and smoothly from one handhold to the next on the six story-high concrete slab on Aug. 15.

Hot topic: Glacier Creek Fire still generating lots of questions
Although the smoke has finally cleared out and structures along the north shore of Tustumena Lake are no longer threatened, I am still getting lots of questions and comments about the Glacier Creek Fire. So, I thought it would be good for me to update you on the fire's status and answer some of those questions.

Around the Peninsula
Last day for basketball sign-ups Food drive planned today Hope comes to central peninsula Play auditions today, Saturday TOPS fall rally scheduled Kennel club open house planned Saturday Community dance planned Watershed Forum to hold appreciation party Genealogical society to meet

Church Briefs
Bible interpretation sessions planned Womens prayer group to meet Family worship offered Thursdays

National Baptists re-elect president
NEW ORLEANS (AP) The nation's largest black Baptist denomination has re-elected the president who pulled the group out of an administrative and financial scandal.

Top religion news awards go to Denver, San Diego journalists
WASHINGTON (AP) Sandi Dolbee of The San Diego Union-Tribune and Eric Gorski of The Denver Post took top honors in annual Religion Newswriters Association contests for coverage of the field in secular media.

World Lutheran body launches sexuality study
GENEVA (AP) Leaders of the Lutheran World Federation have created a task force to study ''family, marriage and sexuality.''

Church closings give new vigor to Voice of the Faithful, Catholic reform group
NEWTON, Mass. (AP) Rain threatened, but Roman Catholics by the hundreds still converged on Boston Common for a Mass organized by a lay church reform group a service held partly to protest the closing of dozens of area parishes.

First Amendment cited by both sides in school board prayer dispute
NEW ORLEANS (AP) Both sides in a federal lawsuit over prayers to open school board meetings are citing First Amendment rights in arguing their stands.

Voices of Religion
"I hope God has a sense of humor," said a man to his wife following a skit at his church that he evidently feared might have been over the line of propriety.

New Hampshire school board approves student's Bible meetings
GORHAM, N.H. (AP) The Gorham School Board has approved a high school senior's after-school Bible study classes, pending review by the school attorney.

Leading pastor in Southern Baptist conservative shift to retire
CORDOVA, Tenn. (AP) The Rev. Adrian Rogers, whose 1979 election as president of the Southern Baptist Convention launched a conservative shift in America's biggest Protestant denomination, said Sunday he's retiring from his local church.

Orthodox Jewish community grows in Connecticut community
WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) The building with peeling paint on the walls, stacked furniture in the hallways and blue tarpaulin stretched over a damaged roof could pass for any other in a blighted Waterbury neighborhood.

Oscar's biggest challenge
Oscar De La Hoya is either greedy or has a misplaced sense of his place in boxing history.

Kenai tops SoHi in five games
Anyone who knows anything about volleyball and the rivalry between Kenai Central and Soldotna knows that those numbers added up to an evening increasingly packed with tension Thursday at Soldotna High School.

Indianapolis should even record vs. Titans
The Indianapolis Colts are one of the NFL's best teams and did nothing to hurt their reputation in a three-point loss in New England on opening night. Now they go into Tennessee an underdog for the second straight week, step two in a devastating early schedule.

Step two of a killer opening schedule for Colts
They're lucky Peyton Manning plays for their side.

Hockey players scatter
NHL players began scattering across the globe Thursday in search of work on Day 1 of the lockout, with no negotiations scheduled between union and management.

Woods, Mickelson paired for Ryder Cup
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. Always rivals, barely friends, finally partners.

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