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Thursday, October 16, 2003

Wells pushes Sox into 3-2 series hole
BOSTON David Wells is a longtime, die-hard Babe Ruth fan, and he's doing his best to keep The Curse alive.

The big fish that got away
CHICAGO Only the Chicago Cubs could write a twisted ending like this.

Cubs fans won't forget fan-dango
Wait 'til next year, around the middle of January, when a foot of snow has cooled tempers and covered the wounds and 15,000 people in the same shade of blue gather in a downtown hotel ballroom.

Red Sox win to set up epic Game 7
NEW YORK These resilient Red Sox keep rallying just in time.

Marlins come back to shock Chicago
CHICAGO Five outs to go. Wrigley Field crowd on its feet. World Series within their grasp.

Museums join in eclectic offering of American art
CHADDS FORD, Pa. From Fredric Remington cowboys to Charlie Chaplin films, Brandywine Valley museums are offering a melting pot of American art this fall.

Art Briefs
Air quality topic of discussionClay show open for entryPoetry contests open for entryArtists in Schools solicits interestCraft fair vendors wantedFund-raiser raffle tickets on sale

What's Happening
Best BetsEvents and ExhibitsEntertainmentUpcoming EventsFilmsDown the RoadAnchorage Events

'Massacre' film fuels up old saw
LOS ANGELES If slasher movies have said it once, they've said it a hundred times: When you're young, lost and weary and you need a helping hand ... the other hand is going to be holding a hook, machete or chain saw.

Community chorus readies for another season of song
Anyone who likes to sing in the shower or along with their car stereo on their way to work has a chance to put their talents to good use this winter.

Nurses' memoirs offer different pioneer views
Alaska memoirs teem with memorable tales of intrepid men questing for gold, furs, oil or fish. "With a Dauntless Spirit: Alaska Nursing in Dog-Team Days" offers a refreshingly different viewpoint that of professional women braving frontier hardships to serve others.

Governor's actions don't show he puts interests of Alaskans first
I don't know how the rest of Alaska feels about Gov. Frank Murkowski, but I do believe that we should look south to California and the removal of Gray Davis as governor.

League says thanks for forum help
The League of Women Voters would like to thank Kaladi Brothers Coffee Co. f

Thanks for help on historic project
The Kasilof Historical Society wishes to thank all the people that turned out to put the roof on our fox kitchen.

SoHi football team appreciates support during 2003 season
The Soldotna High School football team would like to thank the wonderful businesses of our community for their support of our 2003 football season. We are all well aware of the rising cost of athletics, and the shrinking budget we have to work with. The following businesses and sponsors helped make our season possible:

Tragedy with bears could have been adverted if rules had been followed
Timothy Treadwell shunned the advice of all authority in pursuit of his passion.

Change in economy requires change in health insurance
Recently, the Census Bureau delivered the discouraging news that 43 million Americans are now uninsured, more than in the previous year. The biggest jump is among people who had previously received coverage from their employers.

This Week: Subway 500
Where and When

NASCAR sponsors are happy
MARTINSVILLE, Va. When it comes to making a sponsor happy, no other sport does it better than NASCAR, according to a study from Sports Business Journal.

Newsmaker: Jeff Green
Jeff Green has bounced from one ride to another this year, trying to find a home on the NASCAR Winston Cup Series. He's reportedly the leading candidate for every vacancy on the circuit next year.

Points Leaders
1. Matt Kenseth 4,4242. Kevin Harvick 4,1573. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 4,100

Catching Kenseth: It's possible but not likely someone will beat points leader
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Matt Kenseth and Kevin Harvick swapped positions and bounced off each other during much of last Saturday night's race at Lowe's Motor Speedway.

Money Leaders:
1. Jimmie Johnson $4,828,7302. Tony Stewart 4,564,6133. Kurt Busch 4,557,675

Race Schedule
February 16 to November 16, 2003

Outcome could affect Kenai Peninsula College faculty
About 25 Kenai Peninsula College faculty members are among the 300 members of the Alaska Community College Federation of Teachers considering strike ballots this week.

Agencies work together to help prevent cold feet
Several area organizations are partnering in a program aimed at getting underfoot of as many women as possible this winter.

Letter campaign crosses state lines
When Soldotna Mayor Dave Carey started the "Red, White and Blue" letter-writing campaign, he envisioned a program that would allow Soldotna's youth to send letters to the area's military personnel serving overseas.

Sterling teacher returns from testing at NASA
Allan Miller is back from a week at the NASA headquarters in Houston and has only one word to describe the experience: exhilarating.

Residents take step in healthy direction
Reporting on its 10,000 Steps fitness program, Central Peninsula General Hospital's program coordinator told the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday that 71 percent of the people who signed up for the program last month were above normal weight.

Martin, Long take oaths again
Standing with right hands raised, the winners of the Oct. 7 Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly election took their oaths of office in a brief ceremony before a packed room of onlookers attending the assembly's regular meeting Tuesday.

Soldotna house fire labeled 'suspicious'
Central Emergency Services fire investigators are labeling a fire that burned an unoccupied house to the ground on Keystone Drive in Soldotna early Saturday morning as "suspicious."

What to do about North Korea?
WASHINGTON North Korea isn't on the agenda when President Bush meets with fellow Pacific rim leaders at an economic summit in Thailand next week. And Kim Jong Il won't be in attendance.

Alaska's senior U.S. senator undeserving of most recent attack
It is unconscionable that some in the Native community who find themselves at odds with Sen. Ted Stevens would actually stoop to slander by calling Alaska's senior senator a racist.

Security funds necessary
Congress made the right decision in approving a $29.4 billion spending bill for homeland security.

U.S. cannot leave Iraq in worse shape than before the war
It appeared (last) Thursday that President Bush and Iraqi administrator Paul Bremer had synchronized their messages: Things are going well in Baghdad. ...

First few years of this decade looking eerily similar to those of early 1970s
It was the early 1980s when a little-known but forward-thinking young congressman named Newt Gingrich submitted to the White House a list of ideas for the conte

Around the Peninsula
Final nutritional class to be held North Peninsula chamber plans meeting Teen dance planned in Ninilchik October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month Discount cards benefit cancer fund Donations sought for Community Closet

Around the Peninsula
DAV to meetFlu clinics scheduledNew KPC showcase plannedDiscrimination, harassment workshop plannedChurch to sponsor country jamboreePFLAG to hold Halloween partyHaunted house fund-raiser slated

Wings Christian Academy
Courtney McGee and Matanya Bush recently made it to the 1,000s club.

Short course to explore art of digital photography
Remember that new digital camera you got last Christmas, the one with all the bells and whistles and fancy features that just seemed too good to be true? Did yo

Soldotna Montessori Charter
The third- through sixth-graders' enchilada sale deadline is Friday. Proceeds will help fund an Otter Cove field trip for Mrs. Sotelo's class at the end of the year.

Sterling Elementary
Miss T's "Marvelous Multi-agers" have been working diligently on reading, math and writing. The students have also been studying about the desert. Parents are encourage to ask their child about what they have learned.

Grace Lutheran
This weeks Christ light lesson is the story of Isaac and Rebekah.

Tustumena Elementary
Decorating for the Halloween carnival will begin today after school. Parents wishing to assist are welcome.

Kenaitze Cuya Qyut'anen Head Start
Thanks to the Dena'ina Dental Clinic and Dr. Nesbitt, Kris Smith and Jani Trammel for donating the time and energy to perform 52 dental screenings last week.

Homer Community Schools offers fall activities
Homer Community Schools will offer the following activities and classes this fall:

Tips and resources for paying for college
Paying for college is tougher than ever. Every college planning expert's first words of advice are: Start early.

IDEA (Interior Distance Education of Alaska)
Keli McGhee will present a time management and family communication workshop at the Aspen Hotel in Soldotna on Thursday.

Cook Inlet Academy
Seventh-grader Tyler Taplin recently auditioned with The Young Continentals and was accepted to participate in one of the group's singing tours scheduled for the summer of 2004.

Kenai Middle
KMS thanks Danny Brewer, Ted Navarre, Cedric Scott, Jill Beeson and Dustin Smiley for their commitment to mentor in the Aspiration Program. If you have any questions about the program, call Kelly Brewer at 283-4896.

Kalifonsky Christian
Students had a special treat this week when Rosy Thompson brought some bees for the students to observe in class. They also got to taste honeycomb.

Host families needed
The Pacific Intercultural Exchange is looking for 20 Alaska families willing to host high school students from various countries for a semester.

Kenai Montessori Preschool
The students would like to thank the parents and the staff at Magic Moments Photography for making portrait day a success.

North Star Elementary
As part of their science unit, Mrs. Matson's fifth-grade class buried organic and inorganic garbage in holes that the class dug behind the school. The class will study the effect that humans have on the ecosystems.

Soldotna Cooperative Preschool
The students have been learning about farm animals. The kids made animals puppets, pig magnets and homemade butter in jars.

Soldotna Elementary
Congratulations to Jenna Jensen, whose analytic writing assessment was selected to be published in the district's Star Book. Only outstanding writings are selected to be included in the book.

Mountain View Elementary
This week, the students in Mr. and Mrs. Wensley's classes will visit the SUE dinosaur exhibit in Anchorage at the Museum of History and Art.

Nikiski Elementary
The sixth-graders in Mrs. Kendall's class took apart and observed owl pellets as a science activity.

Redoubt Elementary
Fun Fest will be from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday. The permission slip deadline is noon Friday.

North Pole alternative school plans on growing
FAIRBANKS (AP) The North Pole Leadership Academy, a 40-student alternative high school, could reopen next year as a charter school with four times the number of students and twice as many grade levels.

Kenai Alternative High
Mike Morgan will be the "Artist in School" beginning Thursday.

Mind-A-Mazes results incorrect
Due to misinformation provided to the Clarion, a portion of the results of the Mind-A-Mazes competition was incorrect in last week's Schools section.

New Kenai preschool introduces students to Montessori, self-directed education
It's never too early for children to start learning.

Standford: First-year med students must pick majors
STANFORD, Calif. Dora Castaneda has wanted to become a neuroscientist since her sophomore year of college, when she volunteered as a physical therapist to a 4-year-old autistic boy.

School board meets Monday
The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District's Board of Education meets Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the Borough Building in Soldotna. All school board meetings are open to the public.

Menu
School menus for the district.

Ninilchik
The annual book fair continues through Friday. The fair hours are Thursday during regular library hours and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Kalifornsky Beach Elementary
Mr. Daniels' class is learning numbers in German. Students also are measuring the silt content in the Exit Glacier runoff each month.

Skyview High
Skyview High School will host the first jazz band swing concert of the year at 7 p.m. Friday in the commons.

Kenai Central High
The Student of the Month luncheon will be Thursday.

Paying for college: Help is available, if you know where
SEATTLE When 16-year-old Vijou Bryant researches colleges, first she finds out what SAT scores and grades she'll need to get in. Next, she looks at tuition cost.

Nikiski Middle-Senior High
On Thursday, the wrestling team will travel to Anchorage for a meet with ACS, then will compete against Grace Christian on Friday and Saturday.

Soldotna Middle
The magazine fund-raiser will continue until Thursday. Orders can be placed at the office.

Sears Elementary
Mrs. Bryson's Class did an apple pie experiment and have been studying insects. The kindergartners will perform their favorite songs and poems in an insect-themed program at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Families are encouraged to attend.

Connections
Enrollment for kindergarten through 12th grade ends Monday. Call 262-6315 to make an appointment.

Northern Lights, Great Land announce year-end awards
Both the Northern Lights Conference and the Great Land Conference announced their awards this week.

Rams surging against lesser foes
ST. LOUIS Two years removed from a Super Bowl, the St. Louis Rams appear to be back in championship form.

Thrashers, Islanders tie at 2-2
ATLANTA Marc Savard scored early in the third period and the Atlanta Thrashers twice came back from one-goal deficits to tie the New York Islanders 2-2 Tuesday night.

Sports Briefs
Micmacs top ThunderKPHA Squirt B drops threeCalling all basketball officials

Skyview netters come back from two games down to top Soldotna
The Skyview High School volleyball team adopted a new mantra for Tuesday's Region III/4A volleyball match against crosstown rival Soldotna: Don't give up.

College teams try to avoid letdowns
Maybe this weekend should be called Letdown Saturday.

Coyotes tame Panthers for third straight victory
SUNRISE, Fla. Shane Doan and Radoslav Suchy scored and Sean Burke made 29 saves as the Phoenix Coyotes won again, 2-1 Wednesday night over the Florida Panthers.

Bryant defense says it has 'compelling evidence' of innocence
EAGLE, Colo. Kobe Bryant's accuser showed up for her rape exam wearing panties containing another man's sperm, a startling discovery that defense lawyers called ''compelling evidence'' the NBA star is innocent.

Photo feature: Bearing down for winter
This large bear print is a tell-tale sign that although the temperatures have started to cool, bears haven't started to den up yet. Many bruins are still foraging for late season food to add to their body fat reserves before the long hibernation through winter.

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