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Sunday, November 2, 2003

Alaskans not rattled by 2002 shake, but researchers were jolted into some serious study
FAIRBANKS On Nov. 3, 2002, the largest strike-slip earthquake in North America in 150 years ripped through central Alaska, tearing up 209 miles of the Earth's surface like a box cutter on carpet all in about 100 seconds.

Nikiski netters roll past Hawks, Rams
The Nikiski High School volleyball team wrapped up its regular season on a high note, defeating the visiting Houston Hawks in three games in a District 3/3A match Friday.

More treats than tricks
Trick-or-treaters scramble across Pine Street in Kenai in search of candy Friday night. Weather conditions were ideal for Halloween and the annual search for sugar loot.

Gease named director of sportfishing group
Kenai's Ricky Gease has been named the new executive director of the Kenai River Sportfishing Association.

More treats than tricks
Trick-or-treaters scramble across Pine Street in Kenai in search of candy Friday night. Weather conditions were ideal for Halloween and the annual search for sugar loot.

Domestic violence issues debated, questions raised
What causes domestic violence? Who are the aggressors and who are the victims? Are Alaska's domestic violence laws too severe? Why don't victims of domestic violence just leave?

Whooping cough outbreak reported on peninsula
The Alaska Division of Public Health is combating an outbreak of whooping cough in two isolated villages east of Homer.

Frederick Michael Anglebrandt
Soldotna resident Frederick Michael Anglebrandt died Friday, Oct. 31, 2003, at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage of lung cancer. He was 54.

Bethany Nicole Crawford
Bethany Nicole Crawford died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2003, in Soldotna.

Presidential Approval: At A Glance
President Bush's overall job approval rating was at 53 percent in the latest CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll.

Be any kind of slob you want at home, but mind your manners while dining out
I love buffets. They are such a sound investment for people who live to eat, rather than eat to live, and I am one of those people.

Bush not taking any chances
CRAWFORD, Texas One year before voters decide whether to fire or rehire him, President Bush is furiously raising re-election money, collecting political IOUs and concentrating on states that strategists believe will decide the White House race.

Not doing anything not an option for highway project
Highway planners working on a solution to the section of the Sterling Highway that goes through Cooper Landing from milepost 45 to 60 need a dose of Solomon's wisdom.

Couple dives into marital abyss for bliss
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) The depths of Jeff Sohl and Rebecca Fringer's commitment was sorely tested.

Knape, Davis announce engagement
Mindy Sue Knape and Joseph Ray Davis of La Grande, Ore., have announced their plans to marry Nov. 15 at First Baptist Church in La Grande.

Pumpkins with personality
For centuries, people in Europe carved pumpkins to scare away evil spirits during the festival of Samhain.

Broken heart may cause as much distress as physical pain
WASHINGTON A rejected lover's broken heart may cause as much distress in a pain center of the brain as an actual physical injury, according to new research.

Bierdeman, Jones plan January wedding
Jessica Bierdeman of Kenai and Kevin Jones of Wake Forest, N.C., have announced their plans to marry Jan. 9 at First Baptist Church in Kenai.

Doctor's nutrition bar fights depression
ARDMORE, Okla. For his patients with depression, Dr. Neil Nedley recommends a healthy daily dose of Omega-3. But going home armed with recipes including the ingredients for a diet high in Omega-3 didn't inspire many of his patients. Now, they have another choice.

Around the Peninsula
Nikiski Community Council to meet Village of Lights kickoff planned Job seminar planned Childrens basketball team forming Cheerleaders holding food drive KCHS to sponsor blood drive

Pet Hints from Heloise
Pet hints

My best friend
KC and Brandy, owned by Charlie and Kristy High of Sterling, try on their costumes for Halloween.

Winter is no wonderland for dogs
Winter in Alaska can present some important health hazards to dogs, and special considerations often must be taken to protect companion animals from cold weather injuries and ailments.

Virginia Tech routs No. 2 Hurricanes
BLACKSBURG, Va. Virginia Tech blew the national championship race wide open Saturday night with the biggest victory in its history, 31-7 over No. 2 Miami.

Gagliardi ties wins record
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) John Gagliardi tied Eddie Robinson as college football's career victory leader Saturday, guiding Division III St. John's to a 15-12 victory over St. Thomas.

Grace netters stay perfect
The Skyview High School volleyball team finished the regular season on a down note, dropping a nonregion match to the Grace Christian Grizzlies in three games Saturday at Skyview.

Broad attack on drugs finally becoming reality
Skirmishes against drugs in sports often seem futile. A bust here, a bust there, then business as usual.

New England posts shut out of MetroStars
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. Rookie Pat Noonan and Dario Fabbro each scored a goal to lead the New England Revolution to a 2-0 win over the MetroStars in the opening round of the MLS playoffs Saturday.

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

SoHi girls take region crown
The Soldotna High School girls swimming and diving team won its fifth straight Region III title, holding off a competitive field at the Region III Swimming and Diving Championships Saturday in Valdez.

UAA drops two to Minnesota Duluth
DULUTH, Minn. Junior Lessard scored two goals and added an assist as Minnesota Duluth skated past Alaska-Anchorage 5-1 in WCHA action Saturday.

Raptors score just 56 points in loss to Timberwolves
MINNEAPOLIS Kevin Garnett had 20 points and seven rebounds, and Latrell Sprewell's defense helped the Minnesota Timberwolves hold Toronto to a franchise- low for points in a 73-56 victory Saturday night.

Knights top Stars
Colony got nine kills and seven aces from Rochelle Ray, as the Knights beat Soldotna 25-13, 25-10, 25-17 in Region III/4A action Friday at Colony. Jacquelyn Cowan led Soldotna with six kills in the losing effort, while Stacey Foster added three digs for the Stars.

From champion to inspiration
Things were looking good for Luke Spruill. A two-time state wrestling champion, the 1995 Kenai Central graduate had his sights set on a big-time college wrestling career. But a horrific car accident in the winter of 1996 left Spruill with a broken back and shattered dreams.

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