Saturday, October 25, 2003

Florida wins 6-4, takes 3-2 World Series lead
MIAMI Now look who's the team to beat in this World Series.

Baby boomers still struggle to balance work and family
NEW YORK (AP) Some baby boomers, who have struggled for years to try to balance work loads and family responsibilities, are advocating a new solution: working less.

Time management can produce financial, social rewards
NEW YORK (AP) A lot of Americans are working more and enjoying it less.

First hints of pricing power return
NEW YORK (AP) All those cheap deals everyone has gotten so used to in recent years may slowly become harder to find now that corporate America seems finally to be regaining some ability to raise prices.

Study says stroke risk goes down when amount of exercise goes up
WASHINGTON (AP) The more physical activity a person does, the lower the risk of a stroke, a review of 23 international studies finds.

All borough residents should have voice in new Comprehensive Plan
The Kenai Peninsula Borough is currently busy revising the borough's land use directives, development policy guidelines, planning and zoning policies and creating goals and objectives to direct the future decisions of our borough. Alaska state statute requires the development of this document and its adoption by ordinance.

NASCAR replica comes to Kenai
An authentic replica of the Evernham Motorsports Dodge Dealers Intrepid will make a visit to Kenai Chrysler Center Monday.

Clerk signs off on long career
For 30 years now, one woman has kept a watchful eye on Soldotna city business, keeping track of everything from municipal elections to city council meetings.

Community schools program promotes learning for all ages
With a stated goal of selling a concept, the coordinator of Soldotna Community Schools told Soldotna business leaders it is time to rethink community education.

Wards Cove to get new owners
In its heyday, Wards Cove cannery on the Kenai River operated like a community, bustling with hundreds of people who worked, ate and lived at the facility.

Packed classes raise concern
Attendance in Dave Carey's classrooms has been good the past several weeks.

Rivers, creeks harmed by floods
Fish habitats and the general water quality of several Kenai Peninsula rivers and creeks experienced significant changes as a result of two major flooding events last fall, according to one of two reports released Thursday by the Homer Soil and Water Conser-vation District.

Jack Lee Rauh
Anchor Point resident Jack Lee Rauh died Monday, Oct. 20, 2003, of cancer at the South Peninsula Hospital in Homer. He was 59.

Former Oilers pitcher makes World Series
Mark Redman, a member of the 1993 Peninsula Oilers, is pitching for the Florida Marlins in the World Series. Redman started Game 2 for the Marlins and was saddled with the loss.

Unity Trail reminder of how far cities have come in their thinking
The 19 students and 60 others who attended the Unity Trail ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday received an impressive lesson in the power of one person to motivate a handful of people to make a big difference in their community.

Let us make it right
We can't chalk it up to a full moon or it being Friday the 13th. Suffice it to say, Wednesday was a bad day at the Peninsula Clarion.

Healthy Forest Initiative fails to put federal dollars where they would do most good
Winter may be setting in across the nation, but Western lawmakers are firing away with the Bush administration in promoting bad fire legislation that lacks serious protections for communities including those around the Chugach National Forest.

Field and stream
Greg Stairs hunts for pheasant in a flooded pumpkin field at Hunters Farm in Union, Wash., Tuesday. The Skokomish River flooded the fields of the farm, which are part of the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife's pheasant release program.

Saddle-sore rangers, horse sense and the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge
I'm the first to admit there are few subjects that I know less about than horses. I had hoped to get through raising two girls without having to buy, lease, board or spend money on man's four-legged buddy the "horse".

Radar tracks Alaska bird migrations
ANCHORAGE (AP) Alaska meteorologists are tracking more than the weather these days.

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

Around the Peninsula
Final day for pumpkin entries Free childrens fair Donations sought for Community Closet Alaskan for Peace and Justice to meet Deadline for clay art show looming Skyview plans events

Federal government asks for review of hallucinogenic tea case
ALBUQUERQUE (AP) The U.S. Justice Department wants the full 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver to rehear a case involving the ceremonial use of hallucinogenic tea by a New Mexico church.

Scotland's national church getting first woman leader
LONDON (AP) For the first time in its 443-year history, the Church of Scotland is poised to elect a woman as leader.

'Pray-in' serves as protest against ACLU
LORANGER, La. (AP) A ''pray in'' before the latest Loranger High School football game drew enough people to surround the football field in what amounted to a protest against the American Civil Liberties Union.

Vietnam places three monks from banned church under house arrest
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) Three monks from a banned Buddhist church have been placed under house arrest for allegedly violating national security laws, the Vietnamese government said.

Muslim scarf raises security concerns and issues of religious pride
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, N.J. (AP) Growing up on the shores of Sandy Hook Bay, Mona Elgohail always loved the sea and was delighted to win a slot at a special high school for the study of marine sciences.

The Anglican-Episcopal gay dispute could affect other Christians
The fight over homosexuality in the international Anglican Communion and its American branch, the Episcopal Church, isn't just an internal squabble.

Halloween a reminder to 'put on God,' not just costumes
This week will be a week of decisions.

Religion Briefs
Native fellowship meets tonight Religious poetry contest held Church plans harvest carnival New church to start in Soldotna Clothes2Go open Wednesdays Christian poetry sought

Ecumenical Patriarch urges EU to refer to Christian heritage in new constitution
ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians, urged European Union leaders to make reference to Europe's Christian heritage in the bloc's constitution.

Retirees squeezed despite annual increases in Social Security
NEW YORK (AP) For seniors like Harry Thaw, the planned 2.1 percent increase in Social Security benefits next year holds little promise of making life much easier.

Lecavalier steals win for Lightning
COLUMBUS, Ohio Vincent Lecavalier stole the puck from goaltender Marc Denis and scored on a wraparound with 3:48 remaining as the Tampa Bay Lightning remained perfect with a 1-0 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night.

Anyone for table tennis?
The Soldotna Table Tennis Association is looking for players for the 2003-04 season. Events are held at the Soldotna Elks Lodge at 6 p.m. on Wednesday nights. Players must be 21 and over. All skill levels are welcome.

Prep Swimming Honor Roll
Here are Alaska's top six times for the 2003 high school swimming season. This list is compiled by Juneau-Douglas High School swim coach John Wray and is through meets of Oct. 18.

Patriots' Seymour rises to top of class
FOXBORO, Mass. Richard Seymour shoved forward, raised his arm and slapped a Miami field-goal attempt that could have beaten New England.

THG disintegrates in laboratory tests
SAN FRANCISCO Its chemical components are similar to most banned steroids but with an insidious twist: This drug was synthesized so craftily it is undetectable by the standard test given to athletes.

Pro Picks
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are hurting physically and emotionally. The Dallas Cowboys are on a high.

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