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Sunday, October 1, 2006

Charlie Robert Carteeti
St. Paul Island resident Charlie Robert Carteeti died September 23rd at his home as a result of an alleged homicide. He was 33.

Review: Borough acted legally
State statutes, particularly amendments adopted by the Legislature in 1985, appear to show that the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly and the borough administration acted within the law last year when they adopted an ordinance raising the sales tax rate to 3 percent without a public vote.

Norovirus cause of illnesses in Homer
The Epidemiology Section of the Division of Public Health confirmed last week that about 40 people got sick from norovirus in mid-September, a highly contagious gastrointestinal illness, while visiting Homer.

Human skull found near Homer
Alaska State Troopers responded to a call Saturday afternoon that led them to human remains in the East End Road area of Homer.

Falling for the outdoors
Gone on Saturday were the clouds that had sagged and brought rain all week. They had — at least for the day — peeled back to allow the warm rays of the sun to shine brightly in the azure sky overhead, while underfoot golden leaves of aspens, cottonwoods and alders carpeted the hiking trails at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge.

Residential street near schools becoming students’ speedway
Some motorists apparently feel Soldotna needs a freeway, and according to one resident, they believe Brentwood Street should be it.

State addresses PERS-TRS challenge
This Administration is addressing the serious financial challenges faced by the State of Alaska’s public employee and teachers’ retirement systems (PERS and TRS). As of June 30, 2002, the funding level of PERS had dropped to 75 percent of the assets needed to fully pay accrued retiree benefits. The funding level of TRS had dropped even farther to 68 percent. From that point until today, the unfunded liability of the state’s public pension systems has grown from $4.4 billion to $6.9 billion.

Voters get second chance on Prop 2 to follow right path
Voters on Tuesday have an opportunity to correct a mistake made in last year’s municipal election when too many people were led astray by the Alliance of Concerned Taxpayers.

So said the humpy ... Fish talk politics during serene day on the Kenai River
Autumn is the season I’m usually summoned to a favored silver hole in Sterling, not that I’ve found it necessarily bountiful in yielding up the end-of-the-season breed of salmon from the Kenai River, but because it’s a serene time to be on the uncrowded river, watching as birch and aspen leaves drift softly to the water, at times snapped at by silly humpies speeding upriver toward the end of their life’s journey.

Around the Peninsula
Racquetball, basketball set to begin Hockey evaluations slated Fish and game to meet Auditions for murder mystery play set Sauna fundraiser slated Birders of a feather flock together

Weddings
Fiorenzi, Key marry in Fairbanks Miller, Conder wed overlooking Lake Tahoe

Stars heat up the sky
The stars of fall are back. I highlighted easy-to-find constellations such as the Big Dipper, the fainter Little Dipper, kite-shaped Bootes, W-shaped Cassiopeia, house-like fainter Cepheus, cross-like Cygnus, the dashed-line Summer Triangle, the Great Square of Pegasus, the arrow-like snout of Taurus and pentagon-shaped Auriga.

Ruth Anne’s ashes
In late July, I lost a very good friend of 34 years, my mother-in-law. One of the things Ruth Anne and I enjoyed most were conversations revolving around off-beat (and frequently irreverent) takes on life. For that reason, I dedicate this column to the memory of Ruth Anne Ryan.

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Coin stops Nikiski
The Nikiski football team defeated Seward 27-17 on Saturday at Seward to forge a three-way tie atop the Great Land Conference standings, but the Bulldogs were then shut out of the playoffs after a coin toss came down in favor of Eielson and Houston.

Rubye Foldager takes back title from sister
If there’s a cross country version of calling your shot, Seward’s Rubye Foldager did it Saturday, reclaiming the state 1-2-3A girls title at the state championships on Tsalteshi Trails.

Skyview volleyball topples Kenai
The Skyview volleyball team improved to 10-0 overall and 6-0 in the Northern Lights Conference with a sweep of Kenai on Saturday night at Kenai Central High School.

Stars stomp Kardinals
In a rivalry that has been one-way since the 2002 state title game, Soldotna brought down Kenai Central’s reign in small-schools football Saturday afternoon.

Homer sweeps Kenai Invitational
The Homer swimming and diving team swept the Kenai Invitational on Friday at Kenai Central High School.

Kodiak boys cruise to Class 4A crown
The Kodiak High School boys cross country team set a blistering pace early and dared anyone to keep up on its way to running away with the team title in the state 4A championships Saturday at Skyview High School.

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