Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Another vote for Murkowski
U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller, the man who will eliminate special interests and earmarks, wants to cut Social Security, Medicare and the Department of Education. He also wants to eliminate unemployment compensation for everyone, including the 55+ aged workers who have been laid off (so their companies won't have to pay them any retirement pay), and now cannot find jobs.

Miller deserves more respect
Love; hate; hypocrite; the lady from Soldotna who wrote concerning Joe Miller's Resume and his life story disappoints me. For some reason, someone thought by appointing him to West Point it was possible for him to be a good officer. I have known students from my state of Iowa who received this honor. It seems like he served time in the service and afterward started doing things to help take care of a growing family. There is not one mention of any crime he had committed.

Dual office not an issue
I am writing to express my displeasure with your Oct. 1 story, "Kenai voters could test new borough ordinance."

Miller now under scrutiny
Many of us Alaskans didn t pay much attention to Joe Miller or take the time to get to know him before the primary election. Well, Joe has got our attention now! However, Joe is taking every back door he can find to evade our questions about why his talk does not match his walk.

Which candidate's character should be questioned?
Joe Miller is questioning Lisa Murkowski's character because she changed her mind about running. Lisa has been a Republican her entire life; whereas Joe has changed his party affiliation at least four times.

Time for a four-lane road between Kenai and Soldotna
It is time to take the single lane road, called Kalifornsky Beach Road between the Sterling Highway and Bridge Access Road and make it a five lane road. Many are the travelers that are quite upset with having to put up with people that will not drive the speed limit, which is 45 and 55, people who are not confident in their driving, the big rigs that pull out when there is room and when loaded take quite some tome to get up to speed, and I could put in a few more reasons for the slow speeds. The left turn lane is used for passing, merging and at times left turns.

Taking off: Kenai Municipal Airport is hub of community
On a recent day, Grant Aviation aircraft readied itself at the Kenai Municipal Airport. The propellers spun with heavy strokes as the plane waited to take off.

Legislators spar over Pebble study
A legislative subcommittee tasked with crafting a third-party study of the potential impact of the Pebble mine met Sept. 28 in Anchorage, but the only thing legislators could agree on was the need to have another meeting.

State considers making Lower Kasilof special use area
A state agency is proposing to create a special use area surrounding the lower Kasilof River as a way to address concerns about the impact of personal use fisheries on the area during the summer months.

Funny River Road project on tap to smooth out curves
Contractors plan to smooth Funny River Road's severe turn next construction season.

Not jaded: Local man supports the system
Tom Walker supports the political process.

Robert James "Uncle Bob" Mamaloff
Alaska Native and Kenai resident Robert James "Uncle Bob" Mamaloff died Friday, Oct. 1, 2010 at Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. He was 78.

Around the Peninsula

Pamper Me Pink mammography party set

Best Friend Sophie

Energy in the classroom
The National Energy Education Development Project held a workshop at the Challenger Learning Center on Friday.

Verbatim: Teen's adventures soon to begin
When I was young, once a week I would run away to New York. I would pack my suitcase with my most prized possessions, consisting of my stuffed dog, Law, the novel "Anne of Green Gables," and a handful of coins. I would run out of my house calling out to my parents that I would probably never be back.

Around the District

Connections Homeschool Program

Around Campus: Scholarship opportunities at KPC often overlooked
In an effort to provide more resources for students needing financial assistance, KPC actively promotes many scholarships.

Brown Bears quell Rage
The Kenai River Brown Bears moved to third place in the West Division of the North American Hockey League on Sunday with a comeback, 3-2 victory at Dawson Creek.

Road weary: Bears must overcome tough travel schedule for home opener
The North American Hockey League schedule makers were not kind when it came time to plot the home opener for the Kenai River Brown Bears.

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