Thursday, October 12, 2006

Around the Peninsula
Chambers set schedules Small business center host workshops Cookware, jewelry fundraiser planned Workers’ compensation seminar set

Reader: Tactics all about timing
Well, the Democrats are at it again. Clinton went ballistic on Chris Wallis’ show on FOX News on (Sept. 24) and stated that the Bush administration ignored his comprehensive plans to combat terrorism. A portion of a classified report was leaked to the press alleging that the war in Iraq is creating more terrorists. There are allegations that racial statements were made by George Allen when he was attending college in the 1970s. He has been in politics for many years and these slurs were just now discovered?

One question
What truth can our nation claim to be self-evident now?

Long-time Republican thinking of voting Democrat
What a confusing state of mind I am in. I have been a long time republican. (1972) I went to the polls during the recent primary and voted for Palin. I was voting out Murkoski more than voting in favor of Palin.

Gifts make difference in students’ lives
On behalf of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s Student in Transition/Homeless Program, I would like to thank ladies of the Kenai Golf Course Day Club for their most generous donation of personal hygiene products.

No excuse for reckless driving that cost family its pet
On Thursday, Sept. 28, our dog was hit and killed on Green Forest Drive. Our neighbors thankfully called us and notified us, but the whole incident caused immediate concern. We live on a rural area, outside of Kenai, in an area everyone allows their animals to go off of their leashes. There is no “Animal Control.” This is not uncommon, and its why most folks live out here. I realize, that some of you are thinking, “it wasn’t chained up, so whats the problem, its your fault.” Here is my problem. This animal was part of our family, and it really ticks me off that some idiot hit and killed him without even STOPPING. This area has children, other animals, and the speed limit on the main road is 25 mph on Ord.

Ninilchik fishing derby ‘reely’ a winner
The Deep Creek Charterboat Association would like to graciously thank our co-sponsors of the 2006 Ninilchik Fishing Derby.

Volunteers, helpers saluted
The Central Peninsula Girl Scouts would like to thank Hutchings Chevrolet for the use of their tents, Coke Odom for our banner, city of Soldotna Parks and Rec for the use of Soldotna Creek Park and the VFW Auxiliary Ladies, Aribella Hetherton and Hedy Bodle, for flags on Flag Day.

Called to service
After more than five years of redirecting callers to a local charity office from his home phone, incorrectly listed as Samaritan’s Purse, the need for skilled carpenters in Hooper Bay has created a even closer tie between the charity and John Fant.

Fish for all seasons
By this time of year, many Alaskans have rotated outdoor gear in closets and sheds, packing sandals, clamming shovels and fishing gear toward the back, and pulling, rifles, snowshoes and skis to the front in preparation for fall and winter.

Love INC hopes Soldotna will house homeless shelter
Before election results are certified at tonight’s Soldotna City Council meeting, the group is slated to get a look at plans for a homeless shelter proposed for the city.

Wal-Mart stuck in red tape
Federal government red tape has snagged the Kenai Wal-Mart project temporarily, but the company remains excited about coming to Kenai.

Sales tax stays at 2 percent
The Kenai Peninsula Borough’s sales tax rate will remain at 2 percent for at least the remainder of the current fiscal year.

Borough OKs flood relief
With flooding continuing Tuesday in Seward, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly acted quickly with a $250,000 emergency appropriation for response and assessment.

Still soggy
The rain stopped Tuesday morning, but flooding conditions persisted in Seward as city, borough and state workers continued cleanup and repair efforts following three days of torrential rains that closed the Seward Highway on Monday.

Raymond ‘Ray’ P. Geerin
Longtime Alaska resident Raymond “Ray” P. Geerin died of heart failure Thursday Oct. 5, 2006 at his daughter’s Eagle River home surrounded by his family and loved ones. He was 76.

Jackie Bierdeman
Longtime Kenai resident Jackie Bierdeman died Monday Oct. 9, 2006, with her family by her side at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. She was 76.

Ann M. Reid
Soldotna resident Ann M. Reid died Friday, Oct. 6, 2006, at her home. She was 74.

Around the Peninsula
Recycling group to meet La Leche discusses baby topics

Around the Peninsula
Historical society to meet Head Start reunion slated Take a break to meet Domestic violence workshop set Lifeguard class planned NRA fundraiser takes aim

Lt. gov. candidates catalog state’s woes
If those attending Tuesday’s Soldotna Chamber of Commerce luncheon were seeking a way to differentiate between the candidates vying to be Alaska’s next lieutenant governor, they may have left disappointed.

Stars netters fall to Homer
The Soldotna High School volleyball team rallied from a two-game deficit before dropping a Northern Lights Conference match in five games to Homer Tuesday at Soldotna.

Scorsese draws out best in actors in ‘The Departed’
It’s a sure bet you’re never going to read the words “Martin Scorsese” and “fluff” in the same sentence. “Hard” is a more likely adjective. Or “mean,” which is appropriate considering that Scorsese’s de facto first film is titled “Mean Streets.” Coming up with an amazing group of filmmakers that included Coppola, Spielberg and Lucas, he made his reputation with gritty, impassioned dramas with an eye toward performance rather than spectacle. In movies like “Raging Bull,” “Goodfellas,” and “Casino,” Scorsese showcases bad men, and revels in their misdeeds, but, miraculously, also finds the heart at their center. His latest, “The Departed” follows that tradition.

Time for spooky entertainment
Friday the 13th eerily preludes Halloween this year. Superstitious or not, members of the Kenai Elk’s Lodge consider this a suitable time to raise money for the Kenai community, and are hosting a party with the genre of Transylvania.

Poking fun at the process
Soldotna will become election central this weekend as Triumvirate Theatre tackles the weighty issues of crucial statewide importance this campaign season, such as: Is Tony too tan? And, does Sarah ever wear anything other than a power suit?

Art Briefs
Radio pledge drive for 1 day only It’s not too early for Christmas Native arts summit slated Native ghost stories wanted Potters to be picked for show State seeks art pros VFW Ladies Auxiliary sponsors art contest Almanac looking for writers Rasmuson expands arts fund

Poet’s Corner
Our fathers, sons, daughters, husbands, wives

Good planning can make a party a horrifying hit
Halloween is creeping around the corner, which means parties will soon ensue. Planning the perfect Halloween party takes creativity and imagination. Here are some tips from party experts to help your party be horrifying, but in a good way:

What’s Happening
Best Bets Events and Exhibits Entertainment Upcoming Events Films Down the Road Anchorage events

Around the District
Public comment on AYP sought VFW Ladies Auxiliary sponsors art contest Aurora Borealis Charter Connections home-school program Cook Inlet Academy Grace Lutheran I.D.E.A. Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science Kenai Central High Kenai Montessori Kenaitze Cuya Qyut’anen Head Start Kenai Middle Mountain View Elementary Nikiski Middle-High Nikiski North Star Elementary Ninilchik School READS Primary School Redoubt Elementary Sear Elementary Skyview High Soldotna High Soldotna Elementary Soldotna Middle Soldotna Montessori Charter Tebughna School Tustumena Elementary Wings Christian Academy

Role of fashion: What do models contribute to society?
“I’m so fat!” is an overly common exclamation heard from teens everywhere. But of course, it’s no wonder we hear this when ridiculously addictive teen magazines and TV shows idolize rawboned youth.

Students learn how to take charge
Last year, Nikiski High School teacher Ted Riddall sat in on a student government meeting and was surprised to find that none of the students present had any idea how to run a meeting.

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