Monday, October 16, 2006

No reason not to
There is no longer any reason whatsoever not to impeach the most outrageous criminals in America’s history. They have conspired to involve our young men in ruinous foreign wars by first perpetrating an “inside job” terror event right here in our own country, by means of which they killed 3,000 humans — and immediately then blamed those they had already targeted for their illegal wars of plunder and brigandage. Impeach Bush and Cheney now!

Let working class pay for own retirements, not government’s
In regard to Sen. Tom Wagoner’s message on the pension shortfall (Oct. 5):

Gas reserves tax, Point Thomson key to state’s future
If you want a gasline, you are going to have to force Exxon to develop Point Thomson; it is the keystone to any gasline. Exxon has sat on Point Thomson leases for thirty years and offered 22 development plans. The State was about to force development or take back Exxon’s Point Thomson leases until the Murkowski “Firings.”

Solstice party made possible by volunteers’ long hours
Solstice, the longest day of the year, June 21 was celebrated with the annual Music and Art Festival, a fund raiser for KDLL public radio.

Students without homes find help within district
It isn’t a student’s passing or non-passing grades that first attracts the attention of Jennifer Reinhart. It’s whether or not a student has a home and what kind of shape that home is in. As the homeless liaison for schools in the southern Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, Reinhart, a 1990 graduate of Homer High School, focuses her skill on meeting the needs of students in transition.

Era still flying through bankruptcy process
The U.S. Bankruptcy Court has for the fourth time since January approved Era Aviation’s request for use of its cash collateral. In the meantime, the airline has heard nothing from its creditors about its re-organization plan, according to the airline’s attorney.

Superman recall effort fails
An application to start a recall effort against Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly member Gary Superman was denied Friday by the borough clerk.

In the wake of pollution
Newly revealed concerns over hydrocarbon pollution in the Kenai River has added a new twist to the debate over whether horsepower limits should be increased from 35 to 50 for boat motors on the river.

First stop in travel abroad
The Kenai Post Office was bustling with business beyond the usual box holders checking their mail Saturday, as the outer lobby area was opened for a “Passport Family Affair” event.

Nikiski kids get Irwin’s message
Understanding death, particularly an untimely one, is never easy, but an instructor at Nikiski North Star Elementary found a way to turn several children’s grief over the recent loss of an animal-loving icon into a positive scholastic lesson.

Place to rest head
Borrowing somewhat from a Kevin Costner film, one Soldotna City Council member expressed community angst that if a homeless shelter is built, homeless people will come.

Glen ‘Wayne’ Bird
Lifelong Alaskan and Funny River resident Glen “Wayne” Bird died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006, at home from injuries sustained while working on a vehicle. He was 27.

Fixing the bus breakdown: Funding changes leaves borough looking for transportation solutions
The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is motivated to make its transportation system both safe and highly efficient so as not to draw money away from the general funds available for instruction. While this year’s transportation start-up did not run as smoothly as we would have liked, we have considered it a lesson learned. A task force met to analyze the old and new transportation routes; the task force set procedures in place to assist in a smoother transition when necessary changes must be made in the future.

Kenai Peninsula shouldn’t shelter itself from realities of homelessness
An effort to fight homelessness on the Kenai Peninsula has become a battle against misconceptions.

Daddy’s little frustration: Turnabout is fair play when daughter emulates father’s habits
Over the past few years, I haven’t been able to keep myself from chuckling when my wife butts heads with our 5-year-old son.

Gutter fires, wife’s tires and other seasonal mishaps
Get ready for winter now. Don’t wait until the wife gets bent enough to insist that you take her to work because she’s tired of sliding sideways trying to get her ancient beater out of the driveway.

Around the Peninsula
Head Start reunion slated Hospice training scheduled CPHC board meeting set Basketball, toddler time canceled Grief to be discussed Parenting class for men available KDDL fundraiser set Car care tips offered Pumpkin carving contest scheduled Children’s craft fair planned

Peninsula Reflections
Clam Gulch Tower is sort of a historical monument. It was part of a national defense network called the White Alice Communication System (WACS). The Army Corp of Engineers surveyed the site and Morrison Knudsen Corp. (MK) built the tower. Western Electric Co. installed the antenna and power supply.

Fish and Game out to kill pike before pike kill salmon
Jerry Strait reserves a few weeks each year to fish two Kenai Peninsula lakes for one of the country’s most popular sport fish. In his pursuit of the fish, Strait is ruthless. He doesn’t care if it’s an adult or a juvenile, the size of his arm or the size of his pinkie, if it reaches his hands it’s a goner, and if he could he’d empty the two lakes entirely of the long-nosed sport fish, also known as the northern pike.

Community Events
Parenting class for men set Baby topics to be discussed Russian fun night scheduled Adult hockey league begins Domestic violence workshop Car care tips offered Pumpkin contest scheduled Children's craft fair planned GED help available in Ninilchik

Births
· Maureen and Christopher Hensley of Kenai announce the birth of their daughter, Arianna at 7:11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006 at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. She weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 21 inches.

Around the Peninsula
Take a Break to meet Health center plans one-day closure La Leche League to meet Christmas bazaar set Community dance planned

Peninsula Clarion - Pets

Homer netters take Kards in 3
The Homer volleyball team defeated host Kenai Central 25-15, 25-16 and 25-19 on Friday in Northern Lights Conference action.

Sports Briefs
Homer sweeps Valley Invitational Skyview third at Dimond-Service

Stars nab elusive first state title
The king is dead. Long live the king.

After 8 tries, blue brings home gold
Saturday’s victory in the small-schools state football championship is one that will be savored not only by the current team, but also by all the Soldotna players who have donned the Columbia blue for a state title game and come up just short.

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