Monday, November 6, 2006

Madonna’s adoption process sounds accurate to reader
It’s tough to find accurate information about Madonna adopting a child from Malawi. Googling for information produces thousands of articles from the sensational press. Unfortunately, I have not found any comments from adoption agencies or adoption magazines. So the only information that seems to be above the fray is from Madonna herself.

‘Enemy within’ to blame for jeopardy of fish runs
I read Wes Humbyrd’s “who done it letter”, on Oct. 27th, 2006. He claimed a bunch of nonsense about our fisheries being all messed up because of when Tony Knowles was governor.

Area split on having its own subsistence council
The Kenai Peninsula is breeding plenty of hot-button subsistence issues this year and to hold a public meeting that focuses on just one is difficult at best. But on Thursday, a room full of passionate fishermen, hunters, federal and state employees and natives managed, for the most part, to corral their testimony within the boundaries of a meeting addressing a subsistence proposal to create a Kenai Peninsula Regional Advisory Committee.

Skilak could see facelift
The future of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge’s Skilak Wildlife Recreation Area (SWRA) is one step closer to being finalized.

Soldotna Marine dies in Iraq
The Kenai Peninsula suffered the loss of one of its own Thursday when Cpl. Michael H. Lasky, 22, of Soldotna, was killed in Iraq.

Truck is picture of workmanship
When professional mechanics around the country turn their Snap-on Tools calendars to the month of August next year, they’ll see a sight familiar to many in the central Kenai Peninsula.

Seeds of giant dreams
If you think carving a Halloween pumpkin is a tough task, imagine cutting into one with walls 10 inches thick.

Mobile home rules stalled
A proposed Kenai ordinance setting down standards for mobile homes in trailer courts drew a good deal of comment from the public last week, but the comments did not come from trailer park residents.

Anna Louise Creary
Longtime Soldotna resident Anna Louise Creary died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006, at Heritage Place in Soldotna. She was 80.

Thomas W. Kunkel
Nikiski resident Thomas W.Kunkel died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. He was 56.

Lucy Louise Volk
Kenai resident Lucy Louise Volk died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006, at Heritage Place in Soldotna. She was 94.

Of mice and science: Tying flies mystifies only until you look beneath the fur
A couple of weeks ago I tied my first fishing fly. And like so many first-time fly-tiers before me, I insisted on tying a drown mouse, one of the most difficult flies to tie.

Make it count
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Situations create tragedy on peninsula
It’s been a difficult week on the

‘My neighbor’s tree’
Being a nature photographer requires an appreciation of the beauty of the great outdoors, knowledge of what resides in it, as well as the photography skills necessary to capture it.

Community News
Library turns page to new month Moms to meet It’s not too late to learn Table tennis hits on new night Class of 1987 seeks members Caregiver support meeting set

· Maureen and Christopher Hensley of Kenai announce the birth of their daughter, Arianna, at 7:11 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. She weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 21 inches.

Of Moose and Men
Anyone over the age of 12 who has had even a transient personal encounter with the opposite sex will immediately acknowledge the validity of this statement: men and women think differently. Some experts in the psychology field explain it as thinking by way of right-brain/left-brain, where women use the right side of their brain more, and men tend to use the left.

Citizens ready to help if a disaster strikes
A Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training was held Oct. 16, 18, 20 and 21 at the PRISM Fire Training Center in Kenai.

Around the Peninsula
Post traumatic stress on agenda Historical society plans events Dinner theater set Coed basketball planned Christmas bazaar set to sale SoHi craft fair planned Kayaking, water safety classes slated Developmental screenings available Food bank board meeting planned

Peninsula People
Butler off to school School board member noted for service Cusack gets degree Parks flying high in school

Around the Peninsula
Connections hosts trip to movies Mayor to outline emergency response Bee keepers abuzz with tips RCA to talk about rates, services College council to convene Family holiday photos offered Meeting delves into psychology program Schizophrenia disorders to be discussed

Mercury makes pass at sun
The most exciting astronomical event this month is the Mercury transit on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. I will have telescopes set up on the Kenai Peninsula College front lawn, equipped with proper solar filters. Mercury will appear as a tiny disk against our sun’s huge disk. People stopping by at my telescopes are usually amazed by how huge our sun is compared to a planet (Earth wouldn’t appear much bigger).

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Lathrop takes title at Ice Challenge
Maybe they should have shared the trophy.

Sports Brief
The visiting Nikiski hockey team dropped a nonconference game to Palmer on Thursday by a 9-2 margin.

Kodiak tops SkyHi, wins Nikiski Duals
Pat Costello didn’t care about winning.

Back on top
The Nikiski volleyball team defeated Anchorage Christian Schools on Saturday to win the Southcentral Conference Tournament.

SoHi advances to state
It’s not often a team leaves the court smilling after losing a championship game, but Soldotna was all grins and high-fives after losing to the Colony at the Northern Lights Conference volleyball tournament 25-18, 21-25, 25-20 and 25-23 in Kodiak on Saturday.

Sports Briefs
The Nikiski hockey team dropped a Greatland Conference game to Kenny Lake 3-2 on Friday in Wasilla.

Kenai’s Hall finishes 4th in butterfly
For some high school swimmers and divers, a trip to the state championships is a great way to cap a season and a career. For others, a taste of the best competition in the state only makes them hungrier to be back next year.

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