Sunday, September 26, 2004

Yanks won't clinch division at Fenway
BOSTON The New York Yankees are going to the playoffs, and they will probably go there as AL East champions, too.

Giants gain a game on Dodgers, Cubs
SAN FRANCISCO The San Francisco Giants showed they can win even the biggest games without Barry Bonds' bat.

Martinez ready for final curtain
SEATTLE Edgar Martinez has been swinging his bat in Seattle so long, he seems as much a city fixture as the Space Needle and Pioneer Square.

School funding, revenue gap top Superman's issues
Gary Superman answers eight questions about himself and what he offers voters in the 2004 Assembly Seat 3, Nikiski election.

Price pledges to reign in budget, end deficit spending
James Price answers eight questions about himself and what he offers voters in the 2004 Assembly Seat 3, Nikiski election.

Candidate Views, Assembly District 3: James Price
I would be honored to serve as your elected borough assembly representative. If elected, I will never forget to recognize and respect the views of all citizens from our diverse area. For a representative democracy to work, all views must be recognized and acknowledged. I will conduct myself as a public servant, not a politician.

Candidate Views, Assembly District 3: Gary Superman
I have long believed that local government is where the rubber meets the road. It's where the bulk of our services and taxes more intimately affect our lives and communities; we should be the ultimate directors. Low on dispensables, the borough provides for education, assessment and collection of property and sales taxes, planning, emergency management and 911 communications, roads and trash disposal. Coupled with our service areas which vary from district to district, they equate the sum of state-mandated and voter-approved essentials.

Assembly forum brings out varied views on way borough is handled
Candidates for the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly got the chance Thursday night to share their views on everything from zoning laws to apple pie at a candidates forum sponsored by the Kenai Peninsula League of Women Voters.

Nikiski borough candidates take different sides
Nikiski voters have a choice between two philosophies in this year's race for the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly District 3 seat.

School board race focuses on fed program, cocurricular activities
Incumbent Sammy Crawford would bring six years experience and a penchant for cooperation to the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District's Board of Education, the candidate said Thursday night.

Kardinals trample Panthers
On a beautiful Saturday afternoon for football, the Kenai Central High School football team did what it does best: Run the football.

SoHi football team romps in Kodiak
The Soldotna Stars had no trouble staying in a first-place tie atop the Northern Lights Conference Saturday, routing the Kodiak Bears 59-14 in Kodiak.

Fairbanks mom collects big game organs for science classes
ANCHORAGE Let others dissect only frogs in science class. Stephanie Bradford also wants the hearts and eyes of moose, caribou and bear.

Call of the wild makes for many hunting widows
BOISE, Idaho It happens every year, starting about now.

Photo feature: A little of this and that
Autumn and winter share the ground in Kenai on Saturday following an early-morning snowfall. Forecasters are calling for cooler weather on the Kenai Peninsula over the next few days, with highs in the mid-40s and lows in the mid- to upper 20s.

Nurse testifies on victim's condition
The sexual assault response nurse, who examined the 46-year-old woman attacked in her home near West Poppy Lane in 2002, showed slides of the victim's bloody wounds to jurors in Kenai Superior Court on Friday as testimony continued in the attempted murder trial of Justin Starkweather.

Mayme Ruth Shelden
Soldotna resident Mayme Ruth Shelden died Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. She was 90.

Time to move from Alaska to new Wyoming adventure
"You always said that I have multiple personalities

Police powers not answer to crime problems in Nikiski
Nikiski voters will have the opportunity to shape the future of their community in three propositions that will be before them next week.

Copeland, Tapley plan ceremony
Jeanette Copeland of Nikiski and Jesse Tapley of Kenai plan to be married Friday, Oct. 1, 2004, at Lighthouse Community Church in Nikiski.

Young mayor in McGrath matures quickly on the job
FAIRBANKS McGrath Mayor Dustin Parker didn't vote for himself. In fact, with only six months as a city councilman under his belt, Parker tried to talk a colleague out of nominating him for the unpaid position.

Blades, McCrum announce engagement
Brittany Blades and Matthew McCrum of Soldotna plan to be married Friday, March 19, 2005, in Maui, Hawaii.

Miller, Walker marry in California
Kimberly June Miller and John Phillip Walker of Portland, Ore., were marred Sunday, July 11, 2004, in an evening ceremony shoreside at Lake Tahoe, Calif.

Around the Peninsula
Food bank to hold nutrition classesKidney support group to meetBasketball registration beginsUnited Way fund-raiser plannedFish and game sets meetingKPC seeks council members

Parents come up with their own solutions
ST. LOUIS It wasn't long after Joel Pekay's triplets came home from the hospital that he realized the average retail store's baby section didn't understand the needs of multiple-birth parents.

Jenckes, Toomey plan nuptials
Julie Rene Jenckes of Kenai and Andrew Charles Toomey of Pecatonica, Ill., were married Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004, at Minter Garden in Harrison, British Columbia, Canada.

Aviation repair center marks 40 years of serving missionaries
Alaska aviation lore is richly laden with inspirational anecdotes of pilots asking for divine intervention to get them through blinding blizzards and darkness, flying with angels and landing on a wing and a prayer to get to their intended destination or safely back home.

Kids need to know how to prevent dog bites
Children naturally delight in hugging, petting and playing with their pets. But unfortunately, many kids grow up believing all dogs are gentle and friendly like theirs may be, and commonly fall victim to a dog attack, simply because they'd never been taught when it's not OK to approach a dog.

My best friend
Devon is Jim and Judy Allen's adorable 7-pound toy poodle. She was given to the Allens, of Soldotna, by their daughter after the loss of their son, Nick. The Allens say Devon has given them much love and laughter.

Woman saves cat that was shot by arrow
BRAINERD, Minn. Lucky couldn't be a more fitting name for this most fortunate cat.

Jones takes loss
MEMPHIS, Tenn. Glen Johnson knocked out Roy Jones Jr. in the ninth round Saturday night to retain his IBF light heavyweight title and cast more doubt on the future of one of boxing's most storied fighters.

Bowe makes successful comeback with second-round knockdown
SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) Some in boxing were worried Riddick Bowe would get hurt making a comeback after eight years outside the ring. On Saturday night, he was the one doing the hurting.

United States returning to Davis Cup final
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Twins Bob and Mike Bryan led the United States into the final of the Davis Cup for the first time in seven years with a 6-1, 6-3, 7-5 win Saturday over Max Mirnyi and Vladimir Voltchkov of Belarus.

Rose takes Pentathlon
Kodiak's Greg Rose and Seward's Jacqueline Van Driessche won the boys and girls individual titles at the SoHi Pentathlon swimming meet Friday at Soldotna High School.

Mayfield, Newman need top finishes
DOVER, Del. Jeremy Mayfield and Ryan Newman are badly in need of great finishes Sunday at Dover International Speedway after bad luck a week earlier made them long shots to win the Nextel Cup championship.

Goldstein rules Region III
Soldotna's Ari Goldstein repeated as the Region III/4A girls cross country champion Saturday at the Michael Janicek Running Trails in Palmer, winning the five-kilometer event in a time of 18 minutes, 31.51 seconds. Goldstein and teammate Katie Franzmann finished 1-2 for the second straight year.

Singh leads 84 Lumber Classic by two strokes
FARMINGTON, Pa. Vijay Singh's ability to turn bad lies into good shots helped him to an even-par 72 that kept him in the 84 Lumber Classic lead on Saturday.

SkyHi netters top Mariners
The Skyview Panthers routed the Homer Mariners in Homer Friday in Northern Lights Conference play. The Panthers won 25-18, 25-19 and 26-24.

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