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Sunday, September 25, 2005

Candidate profile: Betty J. Glick: Assembly District 2, Kenai
Residence: 1601 E. Aliak Mail address: P.O. Box 528, Kenai, AK 99611 Contacts: 283-7644, bjg@ alaska.net Age: 70 Years in the borough: 43 Family: Husband, Carl, and three children Occupation: Retired Education: High school graduate Previous elected office: Kenai City Council (1976-82), borough assembly (1982-96 and 2002-present), Alaska Municipal League Board of Directors Organizations: Kenai Chamber of Commerce; National Association of Counties Board of Directors, past president of Western Interstate Board of Directors, vice chair of AML/Joint Insurance Association Board of Directors

Candidate profile: Margaret M. Gilman: Assembly District 2, Kenai
Residence: 216 Susieana Lane, Kenai, AK 99611 Mail address: Same Contacts: 283-0860, mbgillman@gci.net Age: 40 Years in the borough: 1971 Family: Husband, Blaine Gilman, and four children Occupation: Educator Education: High school graduate, University of Notre Dame graduate in 1986 Previous elected office: Kenai Peninsula Borough Board of Education (2001-present) Organizations: Our Lady of Angels Parish Council

Candidate views: Betty Glick, Assembly District 2, Kenai
I appreciate the opportunity to convey to you, the reader, my thoughts and philosophy on what it means to be an Assembly Member.

Candidate views: Margaret Gilman, Assembly District 2, Kenai
The Kenai Peninsula Borough is a wonderful place to work and raise a family. We have an abundance of natural beauty surrounding us which we must protect. Our economy continues to grow and diversify. We have tremendous schools throughout the borough which meet individual students' needs as well as answer the educational priorities of their particular communities.

Gilman, Glick differ on bed, sales taxes
Editor's note: Candidate columns and answers to a Clarion questionnaire can be found on pages A-4 and A-5 in today's paper. Monday's election coverage will focus on the race for the assembly District 5 seat and Proposition 3.

Uneventful reckoning day
Nearly two years ago, controversy arose when the city of Kenai decided to turn over management of its Recreation Center to the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Kenai Peninsula in an efficiency move.

Fish board seat remains on peninsula
It's barely been a month since Ed Dersham resigned his seat on the Board of Fisheries and Gov. Frank Murkowski has already found someone to fill Dersham's shoes.

Election 2005: Will voters put bed tax to sleep?
Kenai Peninsula Borough voters will decide Oct. 4 whether the borough assembly should be authorized to levy a bed tax of up to 4 percent on stays of less than 30 days in hotels, motels and bed-and-breakfast accommodations.

Pebble exec blasts 'fringe' foes
Northern Dynasty Mines' chief of operations says designing the cleanest operation possible for the company's proposed Pebble Mine northwest of Iliamna requires a continuing dialogue with organizations concerned about the environment, but he bristles at what he called fear mongering by "fringe elements" of that community.

Minority could rule if Props. 4, 5 pass
This year voters on the Kenai Peninsula have been hearing about two propositions touted as being triumphs of democracy, when in fact they are just the opposite.

Voices of the Clarion: Schools watch parents watch student
Lately, I've been feeling like Big Brother. Not "a" big brother, but rather "the" Big Brother, of the George Orwell variety.

Around the Peninsula
Hockey seminars set Photo guild to meet Used book sale scheduled Guitar lesson available Hospice training announced

Building history
Often as life continues, people of profound faith and proud heritage seek to accentuate positives within their lives and the lives of others. They seek to remember, to relive and to honor, to set and follow examples for generations to come.

My best friend
Alone and frightened, Angel was found by Fred and Mae Oehlert along the highway in Sterling two years ago. When not at Fred's side, she's usually spotted as a passenger on the back of his four-wheeler around the Kenai Keys Subdivision in Sterling.

Scratch that: Cat training 101
Got curtains cut to ribbons? Maybe an upholstered sofa arm with the stuffing starting to show? How about expensive carpet frayed into a fuzzy mess?

Eielson's Rogers runs over Skyview
It may have been the Panthers' homecoming, but Skyview High School was Mr. Rogers' neighborhood Saturday afternoon.

Kenai Central blows past Homer
The Kenai Central High School football team overpowered Homer to win a Northern Lights Conference game Saturday at Ed Hollier Field in Kenai.

Astros beat up Chicago
CHICAGO — Roger Clemens couldn't have done it much better. Ezequiel Astacio (3-6), starting in place of the injured ace, allowed four hits in six innings Saturday, and the Houston Astros increased their lead in the NL wild-card race with an 8-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs.

Notre Dame, Weis beat Willingham
SEATTLE — Charlie Weis led Notre Dame to the same kind of lopsided romp over Washington on Saturday that Tyrone Willingham did a year ago when he was coaching Fighting Irish.

Smashing
One day became Friday for Seward senior Jacqueline Van Driessche. Van Driessche set three new records at Soldotna High School Friday to win her third straight Soldotna Pentathlon. "I remember watching Abby Kiffmeyer and Jenna Syverson and saying, 'Man, one day I'd like to break records like they do,'" Van Driessche said. "It's weird now that people are thinking about me up on that same pedestal."

Klitschko beats Peter
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Wladimir Klitschko proved he can last 12 rounds. But just barely. Klitschko, who fell out of the heavyweight picture after a pair of upset losses in 2003 and 2004, survived being knocked down three times by Samuel Peter on Saturday night en route to a unanimous 12-round decision in an IBF elimination bout.

Presidents Cup all square heading into final day
GAINESVILLE, Va. — Two years later and halfway across the world, the Presidents Cup is as close as ever. Chris DiMarco came up aces, Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk came through with clutch comebacks and Retief Goosen and Adam Scott proved as formidable as ever Saturday to leave the matches tied going into a final round of 12 singles matches.

Stars handle Eagle River on homecoming
The Soldotna football team rolled to a 46-21 homecoming victory over Eagle River Saturday in nonconference action.

Kodiak dominates Region III
Home course advantage paid off for the Kodiak High School boys and girls cross country teams as the Bears swept the 4A team titles at the Region III Championships Saturday at Bear Valley Golf Course in Kodiak.

Service beats Homer to take Peninsula Challenge
The Service volleyball team defeated Homer Saturday at Homer High School to win the 2005 Peninsula Challenge volleyball tournament.

AL playoffs races continue to heat up
BALTIMORE — Edgar Renteria drove in two runs with a broken-bat single in the ninth inning, and the Boston Red Sox regained a share of first place in the AL East by defeating the Baltimore Orioles 4-3 Saturday.

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