Saturday, October 18, 2003

Yankees add yet another chapter to Sox suffering
NEW YORK They waited and waited, letting the Boston Red Sox believe they had a shot at shucking The Curse, beating the New York Yankees and going to the World Series.

Marlins aren't first to get Cubs' goat
CHICAGO Chicago Cubs manager Dusty Baker insists there's no curse on his team.

Boomers put money where mouth is explaining growth of tooth whitening
NEW YORK (AP) There are things people do in pursuit of beauty that Beverly Presley can't fathom doing herself. Tummy tucks and facelifts spring to mind, she says.

'Do not call' list won't stop phone from ringing, but will slow telemarketing interruptions
NEW YORK (AP) The much-anticipated national do-not-call list is in operation, raising the hopes of millions of Americans who want to be rid of pesky telemarketing calls.

Earnings may not be as good as they look
NEW YORK (AP) Corporate earnings are improving, all right. How much may be another issue.

Three's a charm
Although the old superstition is that bad things come in threes, for one peninsula hunting couple, this season proved to be just the opposite.

When viewing or hunting bears, use common sense, carry good rifle
I was saddened to read about the loss of two people killed by brown bears brought about apparently by a self-taught man in arrogance and bone-headedness.

Borough, community and business group meetings planned
Kenai Peninsula Borough's comprehensive plan public planning meetings Community and business group meetings

Problematic pike pose predicament
Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist Tim McKinley has declared war on the Kenai Peninsula's northern pike.

State, city offices close for Alaska Day
City and state offices, including courts, the Depart-ment of Motor Vehicles and libraries are closed today in observance of Alaska Day. Schools and Kenai Peninsula Borough and federal offices are open.

Photo feature: Time to reflect
The relatively calm waters of Kachemak Bay reflect the colors of sky and mountains in Kachemak Bay State Park across from the beach near the Land's End Resort on the Homer Spit on Saturday.

Work on plan for future begins
Steering a municipal government requires careful planning and well-measured policies if the interests it serves are to benefit from good decisions.

Phto feature: Smooth move
After several weeks of bringing the road up to paving grade, an Alaska Road Builders crew lays down a thick coat of paving asphalt on Edgington Road along the east side of Longmere La

R&K moves supply closer to demand
Following its 15-year anniversary this summer, R&K Industrial Inc. took time out to toast another momentous occasion the company's new home.

Edward Jackinsky
Longtime Ninilchik resident Edward Jackinsky died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2003, at his home.

Ronald Phillip West
Anchorage resident Ronald Phillip West died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2003, in Anchorage. He was 49.

New opportunities for salmon industry there for the making Editorial
The mention of "globalization of the economy" may be enough to make one's eyes glaze over, but a recent analysis by an Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development economist drives home how much worldwide changes have affected the state's salmon industry.

Current system hurts students when it comes to selective colleges, scholarships
As the parent of a high school student in the Kenai Peninsula School District, I have become aware of the potential for several district policies to limit the success of our children.

Wildlife biologist participates in once-a-decade wolf conference
I had the privilege to attend and present a paper at the 2003 World Wolf Congress.

Outdoors club to host bear behavior discussion
The Kenai Peninsula Outdoors Club will host a presentation on bear behavior and human encounters at its next meeting Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Ruben's Restaurant in the Kings Inn in Kenai.

Alaska bowhead whale population increasing
JUNEAU Bowhead whales, once hunted to the brink of extinction by commercial whalers, are on the rebound in Alaska.

Trapper orientation scheduled for Oct. 30
The trapper orientation class for those wishing to trap on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is scheduled for Oct. 30 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Kenai River Center on Funny River Road in Soldotna.

State to close Nelchina Tier II hunt
ANCHORAGE (AP) Hunters have met the state harvest quota of Nelchina caribou, prompting the state Department of Fish and Game to close the winter Tier II subsistence hunt.

Minnesota man nurtures his land for wildlife
FLOODWOOD, Minn. (AP) Dan Prusi has a different approach to waterfowl and waterfowl hunting than a lot of hunters.

Around the Peninsula
United Way benefit dinner today Oncology open house planned Council on drug abuse to meet Borough schedules meetings for plan update Social Security rep to visit peninsula Dog mushing club forming

Church Briefs
Editors train ministers Religious poetry contest announced Clothes2Go open Wednesdays

Mother Teresa's surprising secret: Exemplar of saintliness often felt abandoned by God
As the Roman Catholic world prepares for Sunday's beatification of Mother Teresa, she is being revered as a missionary to India's poorest of the poor, someone whose close relationship with God seemed obvious from her willingness to undergo incredible hardship.

After progress in Boston abuse crisis, archbishop turns to social issues
BOSTON (AP) With settlement talks resolved in the clergy sex abuse scandal, Boston Archbishop Sean P. O'Malley has started speaking out on social issues a sign to some that the archdiocese at the center of the Roman Catholic molestation crisis is finally starting to recover.

If you're going to play on God's side, don't forsake the team
She was 24, young and a single mom. I had been trying to reach out to her. She desperately needed hope and healing.

U.S. Anti-Doping Agency uncovers 'conspiracy'
Several track athletes tested positive for a steroid that until recently was undetectable and now face suspensions that could bar them from the 2004 Athens Olympics, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said Thursday.

Bulldogs wrestlers top ACS
Nikiski's John Schwenke won his match in the final bout of the night to secure a 39-30 dual meet victory against Anchorage Christian Schools Thursday in Anchorage.

Prep Swimming Honor Roll
Here are Alaska's top six times for the 2003 high school swimming season.

Devils get late goal to forge tie with Maple Leafs
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. Sergei Brylin scored with two seconds left in regulation and EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. Sergei Brylin scored with two seconds left in regulation and the New Jersey Devils salvaged a 2-2 tie with the Toronto Maple Leafs after raising their Stanley Cup championship banner Thursday night.the New Jersey Devils salvaged a 2-2 tie with the Toronto Maple Leafs after raising their Stanley Cup championship banner Thursday night.

Panthers need to slow another hot QB
The Carolina defense has found a way to deal with everything it's faced this season, one reason the Panthers are a surprising (shocking?) 5-0.

Pro picks
The Minnesota Vikings are rested from their bye week and will have Daunte Culpepper back at quarterback when Denver comes to town.

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