Saturday, November 1, 2003

Red Sox put Ramirez on waivers, no takers likely
BOSTON (AP) Manny Ramirez makes so much money that even the biggest spenders in baseball don't want him.

More boomers invest in values, with improved results
CHICAGO (AP) Rae Kramer, a devotee of socially responsible investing since before it became a trend, has heard all the cracks about oddball baby boomers like herself who sink money into the stock market without focusing overly on returns.

Securities scams often target elderly
DENVER (AP) The pitches sounded so promising.

Internet stocks may be priced for perfection
NEW YORK (AP) Here we go again.

How to choose the right landscape hue just for you
NEW MARKET, Va. (AP) When Martin McGann sends his Penn State landscaping students out to work with clients, he tells them to carry a few paint chip cards along. That helps them when they go about picking plant colors for particular sites

Misuse of eminent domain hurts small property owners
All across the country, states, cities and other government entities are misusing eminent domain to take private property from little property holders for the benefit of corporations and other large property owners.

Event kicking off snowmachine season once again successful
The Caribou Hills Cabin Hoppers' Snow-machine Kickoff Party was again a big success.

Borough comp plan garners questions, concerns from public
Ongoing efforts to garner public comments needed to help write a new Kenai Peninsula Borough Comprehensive Plan continued this week as representatives of the borough and the consulting company it hired to oversee revamping the policy-guiding document spoke to a Soldotna Chamber of Commerce luncheon audience Tuesday.

Borough industry growth at standstill
Kenai Peninsula Borough industries showed no major expansions during 2002, but neither were there major setbacks.

Speakers protest changes to fund
Most of the eight Kenai Peninsula residents who testified at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on a proposal to change the way payouts are made from the Alaska Permanent Fund objected to one aspect or another of the plan.

Local U.N. chapter plans appreciation event
In recognition of United Nations Day, the local chapter of the United Nations Association-USA is hosting a "U.N. Appreciation Evening" Saturday evening at Soldotna High School.

Halloween drunk drivers in for frightful night
Law enforcement officers will be out in greater than normal numbers tonight and through the Halloween weekend patrolling for people driving under the influence.

Photo feature: Puddle patrol
A driver encounters a large puddle in the parking lot between McDonald's and Three Bears in Kenai last weekend. Forecasters are calling for showers starting Sunday.

Frieda Krause
Soldotna resident Frieda Krause died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2003, at her home. She was 80.

Comprehensive plan update offers chance to influence the future
Citizens sometimes accuse government at all levels of not involving them enough in the public process before decisions get made.

Promoting peace one way to help defeat hunger around the world
In order to help eradicate world hunger, we need to start right at home. Hunger is a prominent issue in our community, and donating time and energy toward our community food organization will be effective to this issue. It builds understanding and helps others that are in sometimes desperate situations.

Research shows hunger not confined to poor countries; it's here, too
World hunger is an extensive problem in our society. I was not aware that millions of people are chronically hungry in Africa, South America, Europe and other places around the globe. Yes, even in our local communities on the Kenai Peninsula, hundreds of people go hungry every day.

Streamside trees benefit from wolf reintroduction
BILLINGS, Mont. Streamside trees and shrubs that elk in Yellowstone National Park feed on appear to have made a marked recovery since gray wolves were reintroduced to the region, two new studies by Oregon State University researchers conclude.

Biologist getting the GIS of things at Kenai National Wildlife Refuge
Two weeks ago when I was carving pumpkins with a group of friends, we were using those cool new

Winter Kickoff scheduled for Nov. 7
The Tsalteshi Trails Association and Soldotna Community Schools will hold a Winter Kickoff Extravaganza Nov. 7 at Tsalteshi Trails, which are located behind Skyview High School.

Happy trails: Tsalteshi gets update
In 1990, Alan Boraas, a professor of anthropology at Kenai Peninsula College, envisioned a trail system behind Skyview High School that would travel from the school all the way down to Kalifornsky Beach Road.

Around the Peninsula
Lions host candy stop Students to trick-or-treat for charity VFW hosts Halloween party Alaska slide show planned AMVETS to host blood drive Food drive to benefit local food bank slated

Catholic-Orthodox talks reach partial accord on ancient creedal dispute
WASHINGTON (AP) The official dialogue between Roman Catholic and Orthodox leaders in North America announced partial agreement on a doctrinal issue that has divided the two Christian branches for nearly 1,000 years.

Evangelist Luis Palau targets younger crowd with skate parks, festivals
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Professional BMXer Bruce Crisman swoops up a concrete slope of Portland's Burnside Skate Park, hanging airborne for a moment before rushing down again.

Christian Church joins Taco Bell boycott
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Delegates to the General Assembly of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) have voted to join a boycott of Taco Bell over treatment of Florida tomato workers.

World Orthodox Christian leader to visit Austria
VIENNA, Austria (AP) Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians, will visit Austria next year, the nation's chief Greek Orthodox prelate said.

Evangelical Christians offer Halloween 'tracts and treats'
GARLAND, Texas (AP) Halloween has become the busiest time of year for publishers of Christian literature, or tracts, as evangelicals focus outreach efforts on the holiday.

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways
"The time has come," he said. "The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!" Mark 1:15.

Conservative movement to emphasize importance of Jewish law
DALLAS (AP) The head of the arm of Conservative Judaism representing congregations said the movement must do more to inspire members to follow Jewish law, such as keeping kosher and lighting Sabbath candles.

Senior citizens sue city over religious freedom
BALCH SPRINGS, Texas (AP) For years, senior citizens gathered at the Balch Springs Community Center on Monday mornings to enjoy a gray-haired gospel band known as ''Silver Threads'' and hear an inspirational message from the Rev. J.B. Barton.

Christians, Jews and Muslims team up to build Habitat home
DETROIT (AP) Building interfaith relations took a new twist when three dozen Christians, Jews and Muslims teamed up for a Habitat for Humanity project.

Religious conventions are hot commodity for Charlotte, other mid-size cities
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Christian Church and the city of Charlotte were a match made in conventioneering heaven.

Church Briefs
Church plans harvest carnival Halloween night event today Harvest party tonight Biblical seminar planned Bluegrass services this Sunday Love INC annual meeting slated Lutefisk and lefse dinner planned New church to start in Soldotna Clothes2Go open Wednesdays Christian poetry sought

Baptist school to appeal rejection of voucher program over gays
DENVER (AP) A private Baptist school will appeal a decision by Denver-area officials to reject its voucher program application because the school would expel homosexuals.

Sooners hope to avoid third straight problem with OSU
NORMAN, Okla. Oklahoma State came close three years ago, pulled off a huge upset the next, and then went out and routed Oklahoma last season.

Squirt B's have big weekend
The Kenai Peninsula Hockey Association Squirt B team played four games last weekend, at the Soldotna Sports Center, winning three and tying one.

Colts, Dolphins set for showdown
In a season in which winners seem to meet losers most of the time, Indianapolis and Miami have a rare game Sunday. It's a matchup between teams with just three losses between them.

Fish should top Colts
The Dolphins are favored by three points, basically the home- field advantage.

Rangers have power-play success, top Carolina
NEW YORK Petr Nedved scored the Rangers' first power-play goal of the season, snapping a second-period tie and sending New York to a 4-1 victory Thursday night over the Carolina Hurricanes.

Youth served
PHOENIX The NBA's future was showcased Thursday night, and 20-year-old Amare Stoudemire and the Phoenix Suns came away with a 95-86 victory over 18-year-old LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Low snow in Fairbanks hurts top skiers
FAIRBANKS (AP) The best Nordic skiers in North America arrived in Fairbanks a few days ago to train for the upcoming race season.

Prep Swimming Honor Roll
Here are Alaska's top six times for the 2003 high school swimming season.

Grouse: The rush of the flush
Few things instill such excitement, making the heart skip a beat, like the sudden roar of the beating wings of a grouse flushed unexpectedly. For that reason, grouse hunting ranks number one on the list of autumn outings for many peninsula hunters.

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