Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Definition of 'job'
I was challenged about the job of the president being a "community organizer" and that definitely was what he worked at after getting his law degree and going to work. But in searching, nobody seems to come up with anything else. In my wife's 1931 Websters dictionary, it says, Job: A piece of work, an employment occupation, duty, task.

Another write-in for Murkowski
Through the military, my dad, Warren Norrgard, brought my family to Ft. Wainwright just days before Alaska became a state. I grew up with Alaska's statehood.

A vote for McAdams
Who are you voting for in the U.S. Senate Race?

Doing the math on Murkowski contributions
After hearing the Murkowski camp complaining about Joe Miller receiving money from outside Tea Party supporters, I decided to look into where Lisa gets her money. I found several that list all the incumbents and downloaded the individual contributions from her top twenty sources. If you give more than $250, you are required to divulge your employer, and all contributions from that employer are counted toward that employer's total.

The war in Afghanistan
There are many different views and opinions about the war currently taking place in Afghanistan. In my opinion we need to finish what we intended to do. We can't back down now.

CIRI shareholder funds shouldn't go to campaigns
It has been reported that several regional corporations contributed as much as $140,000 each for a total of $805,000 to Alaskans Standing Together, a new policital action committee supporting the election of Murkowski.

Hey! What's Up?
"It Is What It Is," and "What It Is" is getting worse! America is getting sicker by the minute. We have been taking the wrong medicine. President Obama and his loyal band of followers have been distributing socialism pills all across America. His prescription for change and transformation in America is bad medicine. He can't be stopped until November 2012, however, on November 2, we can elect Joe Miller as our U.S. Senator. He and the other conservatives can put a stop to the spread of this disease and set the stage for real change in 2012.

Needed virtue: Persily: state should be patient on big gas pipeline
The Lower 48 is awash in cheap natural gas, true enough. But Alaskans shouldn't get discouraged about prospects for a large-diameter gas pipeline, to the point that they write a check from the state treasury for a smaller pipeline from the North Slope to Southcentral Alaska.

Putting on airs: Soldotna skate park hosts competition
Three point star. Switch heel flip. One hander, no footer. These types of moves are for a different type of athlete.

Up from the ashes: Family rebuilds home after losing it to devastating blaze
One week ago, the site of Angeline "Angie" Stewart's home was still a smoking charred pile of rubble.

Vandalism targets Murkowski campaign
A recent string of vandalism targeted local signs supporting Sen. Lisa Murkowski.

Martha Lenore Pyhala
Soldotna resident Martha Lenore Pyhala (Seitz) died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2010 at home with family and friends by her side. She was 33.

Around the Peninsula

Youth basketball registration under way

Around the Peninsula

Chamber Luncheon

Pet Photo: Bo and the Boys
Hi, we are the Baker family. This picture was taken a few weeks ago, when we were climbing skyline trail. This is our new puppy, Bo. He is a blue weimaraner and is 12 weeks old...On the right is my 7-year old son Sammy and next to him is my 5-year old, Thomas.

Around Campus: Countdown to priority spring registration
With the upswing in enrollment at KPC, competition to get into required courses increases. Consequently, students have tuned into the fact that they need to be online at the moment registration opens, even if that means being up at one minute past midnight.

Around the District

School board to meet

Photo: Positively psychedelic
Sterling held a school-wide assembly on Thursday morning to recognize positive student behavior. Afterward, students tie-dyed school t-shirts.

All-State football team is full of Stars
The day after rolling to an undefeated small-schools state championship, Soldotna also commanded the 2010 Alaska Coaches Association Small Schools All State team.

Greatland announces all-conference team
The Greatland Conference released its all-conference team on Monday. The team follows:

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