Sunday, October 9, 2005

Second title would be sweet for Stewart
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Tony Stewart assures anyone who cares to listen that he is a changed man.

Autumn fades
A tree stands stripped of its leaves by cold temperatures and windy weather in Kenai last week.

HEA looks into Healy clean coal
Homer Electric Association is looking at the Healy Clean Coal Plant, located near Healy, as a future source of power generation for its members.

Spirit comes alive
Scores of people took the first step toward "releasing the spirit within" on Saturday during the Arctic Winter Games Volunteer Rally at Kenai Chrysler Center.

Tragedy brings woman home
Having grown up commercial fishing on Cook Inlet, where warm Alaska days and things from the sea can create stomach-churning odors, Alayne Primo thought she knew all about unpleasant smells.

ConocoPhillips shaking things up in hunt for oil
ConocoPhillips is preparing to conduct an extensive seismic survey in Lower Cook Inlet off Anchor Point this fall that the company hopes will demonstrate the potential for oil or gas in an area known as the Cosmopolitan Unit.

Ramona Paulk
Longtime Alaskan and Soldotna resident Ramona Paulk died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2005, surrounded by her family in Soldotna. She was 74.

'Big Three' needs to make dream a reality
On Thursday, following months of negotiations out of the public eye, Gov. Frank Murkowski submitted a proposal to ExxonMobil, BP and ConocoPhillips that outlines terms for building a natural gas pipeline from the North Slope.

Voices of the Clarion: An exhausting relationship
I never met a real dog person until I moved to Alaska. Sure, I have an aunt that has two dogs and put in a tile floor to accommodate the blue heeler that prefers to pee in the house. That was my definition of a dog person — until I moved here and befriended some dog mushers.

Normal ~ as he knows it
Imagine the birth of a child, this time your fifth. And when you lift his feet to change his diaper, all the skin you touch peels away. Imagine the first week of seeing a newborn child, knowing something is not right, and doctor after doctor passes through the examinations and none know the reason for what is wrong.

Around the Peninsula
Geesy to speak at New Life Teen nights slated School board seats available Scout leadership training planned Adult hockey programs offered Help for home daycare providers Dog classes available

My best friend
"What a life," says Goldie, who is owned by Joe Adolf.

Daly grabs lead at American Express Championship
SAN FRANCISCO — John Daly relied on the long ball to get back into contention, then to take the lead away from Colin Montgomerie on Saturday in an American Express Championship that kept a chilled gallery in suspense.

Homer girls, boys triumph
In about three weeks time, swimmers will laboriously climb out of the pool after taxing region races and it will be easy to pity them. Don't.

Luongo's shutout streak ends in loss to Lightning
TAMPA, Fla. — John Grahame had 28 saves and Fredrik Modin ended Florida goalie Roberto Luongo's season-opening shutout streak Saturday night in the Tampa Bay Lightning's 2-1 victory over the Panthers.

Castillo defeats Corrales by knockout
LAS VEGAS — This time, Jose Luis Castillo never gave Diego Corrales a chance to come back.

Kenai Central subdues Nikiski
The Kenai Central High School football team is headed for its fourth straight small-schools championship game. "We're one step closer to being where we want to be," said Kenai head coach Jim Beeson after the Kardinals defeated Nikiski 55-6 at Ed Hollier Field in Kenai Saturday in the first round of the small-schools playoffs.

Eielson comeback overcomes Homer
Eielson defeated Homer 21-20 Saturday in the semifinals of the small-schools playoffs at Buck Nystrom Field on Eielson Air Force Base.

Skyview volleyball takes two in Kodiak
The Skyview volleyball team traveled all the way to Kodiak on Friday and Saturday and came home with a pair of victories.

Astros push Braves to brink
HOUSTON — Roy Oswalt took care of the pitching, Craig Biggio sparked the offense again and the Houston Astros put the Braves on the brink of another early exit in October.

Longhorns finally get past Oklahoma
DALLAS — Vince Young and the Texas Longhorns are headed home from the State Fair with the prize that's eluded them for five years: a victory over Oklahoma.

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