Sunday, October 12, 2003

Cubs move closer to World Series
MIAMI Aramis Ramirez lingered around home plate, hoping his long drive would stay true instead of taking another cruel Cubs twist. When the ball landed fair, it was clear which way the fates had turned.

Rivalry simmers over in Yankees' victory
BOSTON The pitching battle for the ages lived up to its billing. And not just because Roger Clemens and Pedro Martinez were on the mound.

Kenai shuts out Eielson, keeps small-schools title
Using the same game plan that helped them roll through the regular season, the Kenai Kardinals rolled over the Eielson Ravens 46-0 Saturday to claim a second straight Alaska small-schools state championship at Anchorage Football Stadium.

'Dawgs nab second at Houston Invite
Anchorage Christian Schools, behind five individual champions, took the season-opening Houston Invitational Friday and Saturday in wrestling action at Houston Junior-Senior High School.

ASAA decisions unjust
A pair of decisions made by the board of the Alaska School Activities Association in the past year are grossly unequal and have forced a south peninsula mother to move 40 miles so her son can play football.

Stewart wins race at Lowe's Motor Speedway
CONCORD, N.C. Tony Stewart put a positive stamp on what's been a disappointing reign as Winston Cup champion by winning the UAW-GM Quality 500 at Lowe's Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

When it comes to transportation, borough residents target roads
Public remarks regarding a draft update of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Transportation Plan have so far focused mostly on secondary roads and their maintenance, but other issues including ferry service, village airports, trails and mass transit have garnered at least regional comment, said a spokesperson for the company hired to produce the draft.

Spending gets pragmatic
Kris Owens of Homer was at the Sears store in Kenai on Saturday morning shopping for a new refrigerator. Although she is among the 598,813 Alaskans who received Alaska Permanent Fund dividends this year, she said she had no plans to use it toward her purchase.

State wants to help area businesses, says official
Following a directive from the state labor commissioner to strengthen the department's connection with business, a regional manager told the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce his plans for assisting Kenai Peninsula businesses.

Borough's pipeline plan: 'plain wrong' or good idea?
Routing a gas pipeline from the North Slope along the Alaska Railbelt-Parks Highway corridor to a Cook Inlet gas terminal, as the Kenai Peninsula

Kay Francis Carson
Longtime Alaska resident Kay Francis Carson died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2003, at Heritage Place in Soldotna. She was 62.

Alice Jeanne Byerly
Soldotna resident Alice Jeanne Byerly died Friday, Oct. 10, 2003, at Central Peninsula General Hospital. She was 81.

Robert 'Alan' Rogers
Former Alaska resident Robert "Alan" Rogers died at his home in Texas on Friday, Sept. 26, 2003. He was 47.

Getting hooked on new skill
What started out simply, rapidly turned into a sordid fish tale complete with another woman's husband and praying to a false god.

Election results show voters not as cynical as some might think
While voter turnout for last week's municipal election was disappointing, results of the election were refreshing.

U.S. job losses cloud Bush's trip to Asia
WASHINGTON A nine-day trip to Asia and Australia might seem a welcome respite to President Bush, who is being rebuffed by European powers and hounded by criticism at home over Iraq, a CIA-leak investigation and a weak economy.

Broussard, Henderson wed in Nikiski
Lila Broussard and Reuben Henderson were married at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, 2003, on the lawn at the bride's family's home. Brad Cason from North Kenai Chapel officiated.

Men bare all for area schools
JUNCTION CITY, Ore. Cleve Dumdi native Oregonian, respected sheep rancher, husband of a former Lane County commissioner and staring at the wrong side of 70 was walking in this small Oregon town one day when a longtime acquaintance hailed him from across the street.

Clement, Parker have October wedding
Rose Clement and Dale Parker of Soldotna were married at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, 2003, at the residence of Dewey and Pat Halsey on Denise Lake Road in Soldotna. Larry Huntsperger officiated.

Rogers, Elsenrath announce engagement
Jenny Rogers and Mike Elsenrath of Wichita, Kan., plan to be married Nov. 15, 2003, in Waverly, Iowa.

Around the Peninsula
Women's meeting held MondaySoldotna chamber to meetFish and Game advisory committee to meetDog mushing club formingCouncil on drug abuse to meetBorough schedules meetings for plan updateGenealogical society plans workshopSocial Security rep to visit peninsula

Residents carve out land, lives with trusty tractor
When 82-year-old Jesse Robinson climbed aboard his bright red International Harvester Farmall tractor to cut hay in Sterling this summer, it wasn't anything he hadn't done before.

Gayman, Gdula marry in Hawaii
Nicole Lynn Gayman of Wasilla and Christopher Jacob Gdula of Limahuli O Makana, Hawaii, were married at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, 2003 in Kauai, Hawaii. Jim Clarke officiated.

My best friend
Tyler Reynolds likes hiding out with his pal Denali.

Animals likely to live longer if kept inside
TOPEKA, Kan. Keeping your cat indoors may be the best way to ensure it reaches old age.

Appleby leads in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS Stuart Appleby made three straight birdies on the back nine Saturday and shot a 6-under 66 to take a one-shot lead after the fourth round of the Las Vegas Invitational.

U.S. Women take third place
CARSON, Calif. With third place in the World Cup secured, Mia Hamm and Kristine Lilly did what they nearly always do: lead.

Devils top Hurricanes for first victory of season
RALEIGH, N.C. Sergei Brylin and Jamie Langenbrunner scored, and Martin Brodeur stopped 30 shots as the New Jersey Devils beat the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 Saturday night.

No. 1 Oklahoma embarrasses No. 11 Texas
DALLAS The Oklahoma Sooners hung half a hundred again. Doing it against their arch rivals made this one even better.

Nikiski netters top ACS, fall to Seward
The Nikiski High School volleyball team defeated Anchorage Christian Schools in three games Friday, taking an opportunity to try out some new attacks in its District 3/3A match at Nikiski.

Soldotna girls swim to crown
The Soldotna High School girls swimming and diving team came through for a team victory in the 2003 SoHi Invitational, contested Friday and Saturday at Soldotna High School.

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