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Sunday, October 24, 2004

Boston gets away with multiple errors
Game 1 of the World Series should have been rated ''R'' for Little Leaguers. If they stayed up late enough to watch this crude comedy of five errors, 14 walks and various pratfalls, they learned how the game shouldn't be played.

Walker stars in losing role
BOSTON Larry Walker waited a long time for this chance. Playing in the World Series for the first time in his 16-year major league career, he made it count. It wasn't enough.

Bumbling Ramirez gives (and gives away) for Red Sox
BOSTON He slips. He trips. He lets it rip.

Bellhorn comes through for Sox
BOSTON All that was missing was Mark Bellhorn lingering at home plate, trying to wave the ball fair.

Candidates stress need for long-term budget planning
Harold V. 'Hal' Smalley (Democrat) and Kurt E. Olson (Republican) answer some questions about what they hope to accomplish in office.

Candidate Views: House District 33: Kurt Olson
Our family moved to this area in 1982. My wife, Barbara, and I thought that the central peninsula would be a great place to live and raise a family. We have two daughters, Madelyn and Valerie, and we still love the Kenai Peninsula as much as we did when we first moved here.

Candidate Views: House District 33: Hal Smalley
It makes no sense to transfer loyalty to other legislators, work behind closed doors and then chide citizens for not being involved. The Legislature has relaxed laws that regulate lobbyists' behavior, rolled back campaign finance reform and voted to overturn laws enacted by citizen initiatives. All of this stifles and discourages critical public participation and scrutiny.

Candidates debate closed meetings, budget, pipeline
In the Alaska Legislature, central Kenai Peninsula residents are represented by three voices. Who those three voices will be depends on the results of the upcoming general election, when two representatives and one senator will be chosen from six candidates.

2 vie to fix fiscal gap in District 33
The early summer announcement by Republican Rep. Kelly Wolf that he would not seek re-election left the race for the Alaska House District 33 seat wide open.

Seward, Nikiski honored by GLC
Kenai Peninsula teams took the bulk of the major awards in Great Land Conference voting done by the coaches Friday.

Fish and Game satisfied with results from bear hunt
Although some hunters found it a little too brief, based on the final numbers, wildlife managers are for the most part satisfied with their decision for early closure of the 2004 fall brown bear hunting season on the Kenai Peninsula.

Life models bare it all in service of art
A man walks into a classroom. The students are chatting before class and take no notice of him. He makes his way to a corner near the front of the room and begins to take his clothes off. As he strips off the last article and stands naked before a room of a dozen mostly female students, one woman blurts out, "Oh, my God!"

Heather L. LeVeque
Soldotna resident Heather L. LeVeque died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2004, near Prescott, Ariz., from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was 19.

Margaret 'Maggie' K. Morgan
Longtime Cooper Landing resident Margaret "Maggie" K. Morgan died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004, at Mary Conrad Center in Anchorage. She was 89.

Bear baiting definitely not for lazy hunters
Those who are attempting to outlaw bear baiting would lead us to believe that this practice is lazy and unethical.

Questions abound as Martinsville waits
MARTINSVILLE, Va. Rusty Wallace is the leader among active drivers at Martinsville Speedway with seven career victories, and even he's unsure how the track's new surface will respond to racing on Sunday.

Photo feature: Stuffed up
A scarecrow stands guard in a Kenai neighborhood Saturday afternoon. Trick-or-treaters and other goblins will take to the streets a week from today.

Nikiski man killed in fire
A Nikiski man died and another escaped from their burning residence at March Avenue and East Court early Friday morning.

Heather L. LeVeque
Soldotna resident Heather L. LeVeque died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2004, near Prescott, Ariz., from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was 19.

Margaret 'Maggie' K. Morgan
Longtime Cooper Landing resident Margaret "Maggie" K. Morgan died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004, at Mary Conrad Center in Anchorage. She was 89.

One person's move means more stuff for co-workers
Many writers far more poetic than I have spewed graceful prose expounding on the power of Alaska's natural beauty and irrepressible spirit to infiltrate even the most hardened hearts of its transient residents so that when they leave, their souls take part of Alaska with them.

Vote 'yes' on first ballot measure, say 'no' to others
When Alaskans go to the polls Nov. 2, not only will they choose a president and vice president, a U.S. senator and representative, and several legislators, but they also will decide four ballot measures.

Holt, Madeyski marry in New Mexico
Roberta Holt and Stephen Madeyski were married Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004, at the University of New Mexico Alumni Chapel in Albuquerque, N.M. The Rev. Erik Karas of Holy Cross Lutheran Church-ELCA in Al-buquerque officiated.

Around the Peninsula
Skyview's band, choir to performSterling community meeting setFish and Game advisory meeting slatedKidney support group schedules meetingTrapper orientation setBazaar fund-raiser scheduled

Amish open homes for a taste of culture
BALTIC, Ohio A 2-year-old Amish boy plays on the front lawn with a pinwheel, barely noticing as 40 tourists shuffle past and into his grandparents' home.

Stewart, Hammett plan Mexico wedding
Candi Stewart and Adam Hammett of Lewisville, Texas, plan to be married Friday, Nov. 19, 2004, in a garden ceremony in Cozumel, Mexico.

Hurricanes put damper on tourism
NEW YORK Talk about an exclusive vacation.

A taste of Amish homestyle family cooking from Sara Hershberger's kitchen
The following are recipes from the Amish family-style meal served at the Hershberger home.

In need of a friend? Adopt one
Everyone thinks good friends are hard to come by, but that's not always the case. Animal shelters everywhere are full of a wide variety of "best friends" eager animals breathlessly waiting to be welcomed into a loving home.

My best friend
Tony McMasters, 20 months old, and Muffy, 7 months old, love to watch "Elmo" in their little recliner. The two nap together often, says Maxine Howard of Sterling

A taste of Amish homestyle family cooking from Sara Hershberger's kitchen
The following are recipes from the Amish family-style meal served at the Hershberger home.

Teen golf star Wie leads a double life
PALM DESERT, Calif. On a golf course, she's a celebrity in the glare of the international spotlight.

Nikiski fourth at Grace Invite
The Bethel wrestling team scored 183.5 points to win the Grace Invitational Friday and Saturday at Grace Christian School in Anchorage. Nikiski was fourth at the tourney, while Seward was 10th, Seldovia was 15th, Ninilchik was 16th and Vosnasenka was 18th.

Mississippi State shocks Florida
STARKVILLE, Miss. The latest low point in Ron Zook's tenure at Florida even has the coach wondering what went wrong.

Just past 70, Olson keeps drawing talent to Tucson
TUCSON, Ariz. Lute Olson turned 70 last month, not that anyone would know it by looking at him or his basketball program.

SkyHi netters split on road
The Skyview volleyball team split a pair of Northern Lights Conference matches Friday and Saturday in the Matanuska-Susitna valleys.

D.C. United shuts out MetroStars
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Earnie Stewart and Alecko Eskandarian scored in the second half, and D.C. United beat the MetroStars 2-0 Saturday night to take a commanding lead in their first-round playoff series.

Adu rookie's year: from 'terrible' to just fine
WASHINGTON In late June, Freddy Adu was an agitated teenager after playing just a handful of minutes in a D.C. United game at Dallas.

Homer sweeps borough swim meet
The Homer boys and girls swim teams swept the Kenai Peninsula Borough Meet on Saturday at Homer High School. The meet also featured teams from Soldotna, Kenai, Seward and Skyview.

Brown says he'll never get over Athens disaster
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. Larry Brown didn't have much time to enjoy his first NBA title.

Lehman, Baird tied for lead at Disney
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) Tied for the lead in what was shaping up as another shootout at Disney, Tom Lehman believes he has experience on his side.

Davis suffers slump
HOUSTON Domanick Davis proudly boasted in the preseason of his goal to join the NFL's ultra-exclusive club of 2,000 yards rushers.

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