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Friday, October 23, 2009

Commenters testify: Facebook ruins marriage
In November 2007, I wrote a quick little one-off post about Facebook.

Business Briefs

Chambers set luncheon schedules

Homer bar back in business
You just can't keep a good bar down.

Community support makes health fair a success
On behalf of Central Peninsula Hospital, I would like to thank the following for making the 2009 CPH Health Fair a huge success: Soldotna High School and staff for the use of their facility; ACS for providing computer line access during the event to register participants online; Kaladi Brothers for their donation of coffee for our participants and volunteers; Dr. Curt Buchholz for his medical direction and support; the 30-plus vendors for providing valuable health information to our community; Peninsula Hearing for providing free hearing screenings; Kenai Public Health nurses and nurses from CPH for volunteering to speak with participants about their screening results; and the 50-plus workers made up of CPH employees, hospital auxiliary, and other volunteers for working the different stations and booths at the Health Fair.

HEA considers 'self regulation"
Homer Electric Association is moving toward "self regulation." What does that mean?

Hospital investigation past due
It is about time for the Clarion to raise questions concerning CPH. I believe the paper does not have the resources to do an investigation.

Thanks to new governor for listening
I've seen my share of political regimes in Alaska. And after 38 years in tourism, I've seen a wide range of support for our industry and lots of ideas about how tourism marketing should be conducted. Today, the Alaska Travel Industry Association is responsible for promoting Alaska as a visitor destination, and recently concluded its annual convention in Fairbanks, which drew over 500 delegates. A hot topic was how to draw visitors during a bad economy. Everyone was nervous about next summer.

RCA adopts net metering rules
In a move praised by alternative energy advocates, the Regulatory Commission of Alaska last Wednesday approved regulations setting net metering requirements for large electric utilities. The regulations won't become effective until after being reviewed by the Alaska Department of Law and signed by Lt. Gov. Craig Campbell.

Cruise line won't substantiate numbers
Alaska's biggest cruise line says visits to Alaska were down this summer, but the company's own financial filings raise questions about that statement.

Group forms to address peninsula's sustainability
Whenever Kate Veh comes home after visiting her in-laws in Europe, she can't shake the feeling that the U.S. is falling behind in developing its energy future.

Photo feature: Hangar on
Tim Gangloff of Tim's Painting works Wednesday afternoon on an aircraft hangar nearing completion at Kenai Municipal Airport. Aaron Murray, of Western Steel, said the 75-foot square building, owned by Kenai Hangar LLC, will meet an unfilled need. "There's no available hangar space for lease in Kenai," Murray said.

Ted Jefferson Archer
Sterling resident Ted Jefferson Archer died Monday, Oct. 19, 2009, in Soldotna. He was 63.

Around the Peninsula

Sports swap looms

SoHi stays perfect
Seven Soldotna senior netters took the floor for the final time in front of a home crowd Thursday, looking to keep their undefeated season alive -- and they did just that.

About kids, not for kids: Great movie, but not a wild rumpus
'Where the Wild Things Are'

What's Happening

Events and Exhibits

Art Briefs

Writing to be discussed

Poet's Corner: Poems by Lydia Power, Kenai

Sunday

Saints win Pop Warner title
The Soldotna Saints capped off a perfect season with a 13-10 victory over the Anchorage Bucs to win the Pop Warner Football League's Midget Division state championship on Sunday.

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