Sunday, October 28, 2007

ACT petition rejected
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Clerk has rejected an initiative petition filed earlier this month by the Alliance of Concerned Taxpayers that sought to limit the total taxes the borough could collect from all sources in any one year.

Action on climate plan delayed
Not yet ready to commit, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly on Tuesday postponed action on resolution aimed at developing a local climate-change impact plan.

Deadline to ship to troops coming up fast
With the holiday season fast approaching, many already have started their Christmas shopping, but anyone with military family and friends stationed in other countries should be starting their Christmas mailing, too.

Veterans left out of park plan
Herb Stettler stood in stunned silence as he was about to enter the Soldotna City Council chambers Thursday night for a public planning session on the Soldotna Creek Park design concept.

Above and beyond
Harry Belafonte rang out over a crowd of pre-schoolers at the Kenaitze Indian Tribe's Head Start program on a gray Wednesday morning, but the tally man didn't make an appearance. Instead a brown dog in a Hawaiian shirt and mirrored shades howled "stayyyy low" while other canines provided backup to teach kids how to exit a burning building.

Hospital gets funding to upgrade MRI
Central Peninsula Hospital will spend up to $175,000 to upgrade its magnetic resonance imaging machine.

Do something -- but make sure it counts
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Think safety on Halloween
Wednesday is Halloween, and trick-or-treaters are sure to be out in force in neighborhoods all around the Kenai Peninsula.

The Halloweens of old: Tricks, treats and a long driveway that goes bump in the night
One look up my long, tree-shrouded driveway at night is enough to send all trick-or-treaters somewhere else on their annual quest to fill the bag with as much candy as any 10 kids could possibly eat.

Life in the Pedestrian Lane
My husband and I just passed a milestone anniversary. This has caused me to reflect on these passing years and I am a little awestruck. I can't imagine how two such diverse personalities have maintained in tandem for so long.

Around the Peninsula
Toastmasters to meet Fall bazaar, bake sale slated Hospice open house set Passport fair set Holiday bazaar fundraiser planned Library seeks volunteers Crooners sought Reading council seeks members

Face lift: Giving gourds a good look
With Halloween on the way, the Peninsula Clarion thought it might be fun to invite several artists to carve a pumpkin. The results were as varied as the artists themselves.

Pet Photo: Best Friends
Peggy Arness and her poodle, Ole, take a short photo break while mowing the lawn together. Ole gets lots of tractor time during the summer because he loves to sit on Peggy's lap and ride around while she cuts the grass on her huge lawn in North Kenai.

From goats to goldfish, all welcome at this ceremony
BRUNSWICK, Ga. Squeaker squirmed as his tiny tummy grumbled. Kasey Hickox carefully cradled the restless baby flying squirrel in her palm.

Dogtoberfest salutes man's best friend
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. Nearly 5,000 pooches sniffed their way through this year's Dogtoberfest, an annual celebration honoring man's best friends.

SoHi tops Kenai, clinches top seed
Soldotna repelled Kenai Central's bid to spoil its top seed and did a little spoiling of its own Saturday evening.

Grace spikers sweep Nikiski
Grace Christian volleyball coach Janet Kinney said Nikiski played much better defense than her team did. Nikiski coach Sharon Thompson was not happy with her team's defense.

Marey nabs swimmer of year
Seated in a chair alongside the rest of the 100-yard freestyle finalists, Soldotna's Lyla Marey was mentally preparing for her upcoming race when she heard her name called over the loudspeaker.

Skyview netters topple Kards in 5
There's two sides to losing the best attacking player on a volleyball team due to injury. On one hand, the team pulls together because everybody knows there is a huge hole to fill. On the other hand, when it comes down to crunch time, it hurts to have that player on the bench.

Kenai places 6th at Lancer Smith; Seward nabs 7th at ACS Invitational
The Kenai wrestling team placed sixth and Soldotna seventh at the Lancer Smith Tournament at Palmer High School on Saturday.

Bears come back to wipe out Tornado
After Kenai River had the tying goal waved off Thursday night, the Brown Bears imploded, allowing four unanswered tallies in dropping an 8-3 decision to Texas.

Peninsula Clarion - Sports News

Oilers Corner
University of Southern California junior Nick Buss has agreed to return to the Oilers in 2008. In 2006 action for the Oilers, Buss hit .369, collecting 58 hits with six doubles, five triples and two home runs. Buss also collected 23 RBIs. He also was a threat on the base paths, stealing 29 bases in 34 attempts. Buss was named to the Alaska Baseball League All-Star Team, and also was named the No. 1 prospect from the ABL by Baseball America. Buss is majoring in public policy and development and calls Clinton Township, Mich., home.

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