Saturday, October 16, 2004

Shower can't stop St. Louis homer power
ST. LOUIS Scott Rolen and the St. Louis Cardinals sure stormed back in a hurry.

Kenai, SoHi set to put it all on the line
A good deal of the enjoyment of football comes from watching collisions. Kenai Peninsula football fans will see one heck of a collision Saturday in Anchorage.

Policing poachers no easy task
RENO, Nev. Faced with the daunting task of protecting wildlife across the remote reaches of the West, game wardens are using professional savvy, a gift of gab and a bit of technology to snare big game cheaters who commit fraud and even identity theft to illegally obtain coveted wildlife licenses.

Winter means increased burdens on seniors, disabled
Many of the senior citizens and physically challenged in our area are in desperate need of your help. We, a group of care coordinators and providers, are calling on you to assist these people throughout the upcoming winter. Due to a recent cut in a special form of Medicaid, known as the Choice Waiver, the funding for snow and ice removal from walkways and driveways has been all but pulled. Many of our clients have no other means for snow removal.

Knowles wrong choice for U.S. Senate for many reasons
As Alaskans prepare to choose a candidate for the U.S. Senate, several points about Tony Knowles come to mind.

Newman has pole position
CONCORD, N.C. Ryan Newman knows he'll have to be flawless over the final six races to win the Nextel Cup title.

People ponder PFD possibilities
With Permanent Fund Dividend checks being directly deposited in bank accounts this week, the Clarion wanted to find out how local residents plan to spend their loot. Here's some responses we got outside the Kenai Post Office on Wednesday afternoon:

Comp plan coming to venue near you
Should the Kenai Peninsula Borough build more facilities to serve seniors? What about recreational uses of borough land? Should the borough start zoning land?

Trial in hands of jury
Starkweather, 23, is charged with first-degree attempted murder, first-degree sexual assault, first-degree assault, first-degree burglary and fourth-degree theft in connection with the Feb. 2, 2002, attack on Mary Perna in her home near West Poppy Lane.

Starkweather found guilty on all counts
A Kenai jury found Justin Starkweather guilty on all counts Friday in the 2002 sexual assault and attempted murder of a 46-year-old woman in her home near West Poppy Lane.

Era sold
After months of evaluation, Era Aviation Inc.'s parent company has made an agreement to sell Era, a deal that will result in some changes for the aviation company's Alaska operations, but is not expected to create any immediate disruptions in its commuter airline service.

PFD dilema: Splurge or save
A strange sound is resonating through the central Kenai Peninsula. It doesn't emanate from termination dust-covered peaks or unidentified lights in the sky; it comes from the sales floors and show rooms of local businesses. The mysterious sound is peninsula residents splurging.

Comprehensive plan requires all residents voice their opinions
The Kenai Peninsula Borough is offering residents a great opportunity to help shape the future of the borough. Residents should seize the moment.

New park will give disabled access to wilderness
LONG LAKE, N.Y. After devoting his life to preserving Adirondack wilderness, Tim Barnett can't hike through a fragrant balsam glade or paddle across a misty mountain lake.

Refuge plans wild time with photographer
Karen Hollingsworth, nationally recognized nature photographer, will present "Let's Go Wild," on Thursday in Homer and Oct. 22 in Kenai. This multi-media presentation set to music showcases the wildlife of America's National Wildlife Refuges.

Bear baiting information available on Web
In response to questions received from the public, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has posted factual information on black bear baiting to its Web site. The information is in the form of frequently asked questions and is easily accessible via the Internet.

Woods still safe for nonhunters
BOISE, Idaho There will be occasional gun shots in the mountains.

Around the Peninsula
State park advisory board seeking members Apple pie contest slated Drivers safety class planned Community dance set Awards banquet scheduled Healing touch class offered Alcohol and drug abuse council to meet

Council of Churches to name award for founder
COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) The National Council of Churches will memorialize co-founder and former President J. Irwin Miller with an annual award honoring people working on Christian unity and social issues.

Manila archbishop says church hasn't done enough to teach family planning
MANILA, Philippines (AP) The Roman Catholic Church, which is opposed to artificial birth control, hasn't done enough to promote responsible family planning in the fast-growing Philippines, the archbishop of Manila said Monday.

A church report due Monday could reshape the future for 77 million Anglicans
Rarely have the bishops and bureaucrats who lead the world's 77 million Anglicans awaited a moment with such intense anticipation.

Clergy enter political arena in new way during close presidential race
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Before stepping forward to say a prayer at a Bush-Cheney rally, Pastor Bob Huffaker had limited his political involvement to encouraging parishioners to vote their conscience.

Falwell, in Texas, urges Christians to vote
AUSTIN (AP) The Rev. Jerry Falwell, taking a break from his tour of battleground states, urged members of a Central Texas congregation to get active in politics.

Flynn scolds Kerry for statements on abortion and Supreme Court
BOSTON (AP) Former Boston Mayor Raymond Flynn urged fellow Roman Catholic and Massachusetts Democrat John Kerry not to ''impose any abortion litmus test on candidates for the federal judiciary especially those who are faithful Catholics'' if he is elected president.

Improving listening skills can foster better relationships
I recently had one of those reoccurring experiences we all dislike to repeat, a sales person who did not listen.

Church pensions allowed to pool assets under bill sent to president
WASHINGTON (AP) The House voted last Friday to amend several securities laws dating back to the 1930s to allow church pension programs to pool their assets with private and government pension plans as a means of increasing retirement savings.

Church Briefs
Special anniversary services planned Guest speaker to conduct service 40 Days of Purpose Campaign slated Womens prayer group to meet Gloria Ministries founder to speak Gospel of John presented

India's Muslim leaders to discuss female inheritance; reject birth control talks
LUCKNOW, India (AP) Islamic leaders in India have proposed changing a law so that Muslim women can inherit property, but said promoting birth control would be ''not Islamic.''

Top Six Swim Times in the State

Miami tops Louisville
MIAMI The Louisville Cardinals drew a flag for excessive celebration in the second quarter, and another in the third. Against Miami, the displays of jubilation were premature.

Yacht carrying Woods turned away from port
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) Tiger Woods and his bride were briefly detained Thursday by U.S. Coast Guard officers on their yacht Privacy, then were turned away from San Juan's port because they had failed to notify authorities of their arrival.

Badgers seek revenge from Purdue
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. Tenth-ranked Wisconsin goes into Saturday's game at No. 5 Purdue with a score to settle.

Schilling to miss next start
BOSTON Curt Schilling will miss a start for the first time all season and just when the Red Sox need him most.

Panthers outlast Kardinals
The Skyview High School volleyball team showed grit and determination Thursday, rallying to defeat Kenai Central in five games in a Northern Lights Conference match at Kenai.

Patriots face tough test against Seahawks
Until the final 11 minutes of the Rams-Seahawks game last week, Seattle's visit to New England this Sunday looked like one of those overhyped matchups labeled ''Super Bowl Preview!!!!'' or ''Streak-Ender!''

Park fires 62 to lead Samsung World Championship
PALM DESERT, Calif. Grace Park capped an almost flawless round by rolling in a 25-foot birdie putt for a 10-under 62 Thursday that gave her a two-stroke lead after the first round of the Samsung World Championship.

Southeast wolves learn to fish
JUNEAU The wolf puppy was fishing in the intertidal zone, working the riffles where salmon were exposed in the shallow stream. She waded into the water to grab a fish and pulled it flopping onto the bank, where she ate just the head.

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