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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A good boss and a good man
Mr. Mysing only had three secretaries the entire time he had his private practice. His first secretary stayed with him for 12 years, his second secretary stayed with him for five years and I think I would have probably stayed until he retired. I think that record alone says something about what type of an employer he was.

Clarion salmon recipes will make you fat
During a recent visit I found a copy of the 2010 Peninsula Clarion Recreation and Travel Guide. Are you aware of the current obesity and adult onset diabetes crisis in this country? Did an editor examine the recipes on pages 23-25? Alaksan seafood is innately tasty and healthy. Why use cups of cheese, mayonnaise, oil, sticks of butter and excessive amounts of soy sauce or other salty prepared items that are unnecessary. One might easily find reasonable substitutes in local markets.

Vote for principle, not political party
Obama promised change. I've been waiting. The Republican and Democrat parties have promised change. But, all I see is business as usual. The Washington, D.C., bureaucrats have destroyed the country and have dashed all hope of positive change. I confess that I've been a prisoner of hope. Nothing is getting better in spite of my hope that it will. I'm tired of their talk.

Primary election results should stand
Are we children here in Alaska to be told that our primary doesn't really count? What happened to the time when the loser of the election got behind the winner of the race and helped he or she for the unity of the party? Are the egos so big in Washington that they think they can ride over the will of the people? What happened to working together for the good of the state and country? When did being a congressman or senator become a job and not a privilege? Do the elected people understand what is happening in our country and state?

Grateful for roadside help
This past weekend my mother, daughter and I were involved in a vehicle collision in Nikiski. I would like to express my thanks to all the people who stopped to help, called 911 and directed traffic and offer assistance to us and the other driver.

CAA write-in for Murkowski
Alaskans love a fighter, And Lisa Murkowski's love for the state, and for the people of Alaska, was palpable as she delivered her decision to fight for her Senate seat, and to introduce the extreme right to, as she put it, a Republican woman who WON'T quit on Alaska.

Sea otters stay in the fjords: population appears stable
The sea otter population at the Kenai Fjords National Park appears stable, according to aerial surveys taken in June.

Where is Mason McLeod? Family of missing Florida man keeps on searching
Winter will soon make its move into the mountains around the tiny town of King Salmon. Temperatures will drop; clouds will thicken and lower. It won't be long before snow.

Making the grade: District makes AYP in 29 of 31 categories
The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District as a whole did not make the grade in terms of "adequate yearly progress," or AYP, requirements instated by 2001's No Child Left Behind Act, according to the state's Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.

HEA rates headed down for now
The Homer Electric Association is proposing two rate adjustments that would overall lower average residential users' utility bills in the near term, but would include a more permanent increase.

Carey: CPH task force on tap
Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Dave Carey announced on Monday that he would create a task force to study the short and long-term future of Central Peninsula Hospital, including who will manage the entity and how.

Dividend is $1,281 this year
Gov. Sean Parnell today announced the Permanent Fund dividend for 2010 will be $1,281. The first dividends will be paid on Oct. 7, when more than 530,000 applicants will get a direct deposit into their bank accounts, and when about 85,000 will be mailed a check.

City Council candidates hit the campaign trail
Candidates continue to campaign as the Soldotna City Council elections approach.

Matthew (Matt) K. Mizera
Allentown, Pa., resident Matthew "Matt" K. Mizera, 28, died July 13, 2010, in Allentown.

John O. Cornell
Soldotna resident, Mr. John O. Cornell, died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010 in Anchorage.

Around the Peninsula

Kenai celebrates with barbecue

Pet Photo: Hair ball

Around Campus: KPC promoting UAA Seawolves hockey game on Peninsula
As a community campus of UAA, KPC is embracing the opportunity to welcome and support the UAA Seawolves hockey team to the Peninsula. UAA will play Ontario's University of Windsor Lancers at 7 p.m. on Oct. 2 at the Soldotna Sports Center.

District showcases 21st century classroom tech
The educational company Discovery Education displayed some classroom technology to kids, parents and teachers with the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District at the Challenger Learning Center Friday night.

Around the District

School board to meet

Sports Brief: Tustumena Run results posted
The Tustumena 5K Fun Run was held on Saturday, with Jennifer Jackson winning the women's race in 24 minutes, 33 seconds, and Lucas Thein taking the men's contest in 18:58. Race organizers said Kaladi Brothers, which provided the coffee, and the state Department of Transportation, which made provisions on parts of the course route that are under construction, were key to making the event happen. Complete results follow:

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