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Friday, November 26, 2004

A's close with Kendall; Miller's deal on hold
NEW YORK All-Star catcher Jason Kendall would go from the Pittsburgh Pirates to the Oakland Athletics for left-handers Mark Redman and Arthur Rhodes in a trade that was close to being finalized Wednesday.

Business Briefs
Area chambers set schedulesBusinesses support food bankSalon-a-thon, auction fund-raiser setBookkeeping, tax return workshop plannedWilcox named to three-year term'Goldie' broadcasting awards presented

Shellfish advocates hope to grow industry
Twelve years into a shellfish farming venture in Southeast Alaska, Rodger Painter is at once optimistic about market growth and daunted by the obstacles facing shellfish aquaculture.

Holiday shoppers to find 'pizazz'
NEW YORK The nation's retailers are hoping furry ponchos, fur-lined flip-flops, and sweater sets adorned with multiple broaches will excite shoppers this holiday season and lure them into stores and malls earlier than in previous years.

New race attracts peninsula mushers
Three Kenai Peninsula mushers have signed up for the debut of the Sheep Mountain 150 sled dog race and said they are looking forward to evaluating their teams to see which dogs will do best at fleecing the competition and which should be sheered from the primary team.

Lake Erie runs have anglers hooked
NORTH EAST, Pa. Steve Young loves all things fish, but he loves steelhead in particular.

Students witness fruits of their labors when planted coho return to spawn
LAPWAI, Idaho Dead fish make Lapwai High School students proud.

Utah outfitter releases pheasants to revive hunting
LOGAN, Utah The glory days of pheasant hunting on the Cache may be over, but don't tell that to Dustin Shields.

Art Briefs
Musical auditions set for Dec. 3Gallery calls for proposalsContest for young writers announcedArt guild to meetArt wanted for KPC's Kachemak Bay campusWriters' Night accepting submissions

Muslim rappers combine Islam, pop music style
CHICAGO When David Kelly aka ''Capital D'' raps, he doesn't follow the mainstream mantra of women, cars and jewelry.

What's Happening
Best BetsEvents and ExhibitsEntertainmentUpcoming EventsFilmsDown the RoadAnchorage Events

Juneau poet, scholar wins Community Spirit Award
JUNEAU One day, subway riders in New York City, looking up from their tabloids and reading the ads that run above the cars' windows, saw this poem:

Class lets adults indulge interest in instruments
The group gathered in loose semicircles in the Skyview High School band room Tuesday had all the earmarks of budding musicians who are slowly turning the tide in their struggle to master the still-unfamiliar band instruments in their hands.

Home & Garden Television still growing as 10th anniversary nears
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. Ken Lowe had an idea that every room in the house and the grounds outside could have its own television show.

Moose book presents compelling tribute
If moose interest you, "In the Company of Moose" belongs on your shelf.

Good Samaritan represents kindness of Alaska's people
My fiance and I were an Alaska Airlines flight several weeks ago from New York to Seattle. The flight was continuing on to Anchorage from Seattle. After an exhausting and fun trip, we were tired and happy to be home. As we casually made our way to the baggage claim, the man that was sitting next to us had run down the entire corridor to return the purse that we had left behind.

Raven's Roost shows hard work of Winter Games' volunteers
The Arctic Winter Games 2006 will be held in the Kenai Peninsula Borough in March 2006, and much hard work and "heart" and donations have been put into the various stages thus far by many, many individuals and companies.

Marriage institution isn't going anywhere any time soon
To claim that divorce is a bigger threat to marriage than are gays ("Marriage blame game," Peninsula Clarion, Nov. 22) is, well, stupid.

Alaskans have much to be thankful for this holiday season
I don't suppose everyone knows how lucky we must be. For along come petroleum and we had industry.

Packed house at Kenai church hears children's musical
As directors of the children's musical, "Holy Moses," Mary Nicholas and I were very pleased as the choir successfully completed the final of two wonderful performances Nov. 14 at First Baptist Church of Kenai, in front of a packed house. Fifty minutes of historical facts and fun were presented as the choir sang about Baby Moses in a basket-boat, saved by Pharaoh's daughter, chosen as the spokesperson of God, the Burning Bush, the 10 plagues God pronounced upon Egypt that would convince Pharaoh to free God's people, the Ten Commandments God wrote for Moses on Mount Sinai that showed the Israelites how they should live once they were freed, and the significance of God's Laws for people today.

A shout out to cheerleading supporters around peninsula
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the following businesses and individuals for their support of Soldotna High School Cheerleading.

New video makes mockery out of of JFK's assassination
On Nov. 23, 1963, I was 8 years old and attending Scotts Valley Country School as a third grade student near Augusta, Wis. Even though that awful day was 41 years ago, I remember it as vividly and precisely as though it was yesterday.

Tree falls on line, knocking out power
A tree falling across a power line left approximately 200 North Kenai homes without power early Wednesday morning.

Drunk drivers targeted
Alaska State Troopers plan to crack down on drunk drivers during the holiday season, beginning this Thanksgiving Day weekend.

Former Kenai mayor wants borough post
The long-time former mayor of the city of Kenai has filed notice with the Alaska Public Offices Commission announcing he intends to run for mayor of the Kenai Peninsula Borough next year.

Hospital receives special delivery
Using the care of a shopper picking up a dozen eggs, workers from Toloff Construction in Nikiski employed a heavy duty boom crane to lift a million-dollar piece of medical imaging equipment from a delivery truck and lower it through the roof of Central Peninsula General Hospital on Wednesday.

Photo feature: Turkey time
Melinda Anderson tries to see through her turkey hat Wednesday before a Thanksgiving presentation at Sterling Elementary School. Students from Suzanne Martin's kindergarten class and Ed Seims' fourth-grade class gave a presentation for family and friends before sitting down to a potluck Thanksgiving dinner in the school's gym.

Search continues for missing pilot
The Civil Air Patrol is continuing its search on the Kenai Peninsula for a Wasilla pilot and his white and blue Maule ML-7 aircraft that have been missing since Monday afternoon.

Kenai traditions usher in holiday season
Today's "Christmas Comes to Kenai" would not be the same without the help of the Kenai Fire Department.

Fair specializes in offering the unique for sale
Anyone interested in original Alaska art will have plenty to choose from as this year's craft fair ushers in the holiday season.

Peninsula facing work-force crisis
A perfect storm could be heading toward Alaska, and the eye of the storm may very well hit the Kenai Peninsula's labor force.

Russell (Russ) Edward Riemann
Russell (Russ) Edward Riemann of Anchorage, former owner of The Alaska News Agency, died peacefully in his home Monday, Nov. 15, 2004. He was 84.

Adrienne R. Miller
Kenai resident Adrienne R. Miller died Monday, Nov. 22, 2004, at her home in Kenai. She was 35

Marilyn J. Mayfield
Sterling area resident Marilyn J. Mayfield died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2004, at Central Peninsula General Hospital with family by her side. She was 71.

Deborah Sue Arness
Soldotna resident Deborah Sue Arness died Friday, Nov. 19, 2004, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. She was 54.

Clarion takes time to count blessings
Today is the day the nation gets its priorities in order. The other 364 days of the year we indulge in that traditional all-American pastime of whining, no matter how good we have it.

News in economic, education corners deserves mention
While we're still in the season of giving thanks, two stories of economic note are cause for Alaskans' gratitude.

Wilderness first responder course offered
Deborah Ajango is sponsoring an intensive backcountry medical training course in Anchorage from Jan. 28 through Feb. 6, 2005. This 72-hour, hands-on Wilderness First Responder course will enable students to deal with medical emergencies when they are miles away from help and dialing 911 is not an option. This course is recommended for all outdoor professionals and those who spend time in remote areas. Graduates will receive WFR certification by Wilderness Medical Associates, valid for three years, as well as BLS level CPR and anaphylaxis certification.

With dam gone, Catskill river flows freely
CUDDEBACKVILLE, N.Y. For the first time in nearly a century, American shad, brook trout, and a tiny endangered mussel are able to migrate up the fabled Neversink River past a site long blocked by a dam.

Living deliberately: Thoreau's 'Walden' still relevant after 150 years
I recently purchased a 150th-anniversary edition of Henry David Thoreau's book "Walden," an edition claimed to be "the most beautiful edition ever published of Thoreau's masterpiece," with color photographs of Walden Pond, trees, leaves and even tiny mosses interspersed throughout its 275 pages. The publisher pointed out that the price of the book ($28.12) was only a half a cent less than what Thoreau spent to build his cabin on Walden Pond in 1845.

'Oregon Field Guide' delights armchair adventurers
SALEM, Ore. Oregon has a handful of outdoor junkies who paddle when the water is high, spread wings or hoist sails when the winds howl, surf when the breakers are crashing and catch big air when the powder drifts.

Around the Peninsula
Community Thanksgiving dinner setPublic health plans one-day closureFood handlers class scheduledChoir fund-raiser plannedT-200 poster contest beginsChristmas bazaar set'Toy and Joy' applications being acceptedSafe Sitter classes offered

Around the Peninsula
Candy fund-raiser beginsRemembrance celebration setSalon-a-thon, auction fund-raiser setHomer Public Health sets scheduleChristmas trees available on refuge

Dutch church merging hints of Protestant drive to join up
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands With each signature on a parchment document, a group of Dutch clergymen watched their churches pass into history.

Scandal puts focus on Los Angeles cardinal, whose legacy may be at stake
LOS ANGELES (AP) Speaking with a compassion born from years of working with the migrant poor, Cardinal Roger Mahony addressed a crowd in English and Spanish last spring as he paid tribute to the late labor activist Cesar Chavez.

Protestants deliver Tabernacle's first non-Mormon talks in 105 years
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Two leading conservative Protestants, author-evangelist Ravi Zacharias and Fuller Theological Seminary President Richard Mouw, preached at the Tabernacle on Temple Square, the first time non-Mormons had spoken there in 105 years.

After 10-year struggle, Hawaiians win permit for chapel
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) After 10 years, two denials, a federal lawsuit and a contested case hearing, a small rural congregation won a permit to build a chapel on its property.

Tennessee chapel owner pleads guilty after conducting 600-plus bogus weddings
JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. (AP) The former proprietor of the local Wedding Loft pleaded guilty in county court to impersonating a professional in performing more than 600 nuptials in the 1990s. The state legislature has since legalized those marriages.

Differences loom in ongoing talks over Russian church reunification
MOSCOW (AP) The Russian Orthodox Church and the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia, a New York-based branch that split off after the Bolshevik Revolution, still differ on many issues and that has slowed reunification talks.

Church Briefs
Unity service slatedFair trade craft sale plannedWomen's prayer group to meetMission fund-raiser plannedThis Hope to performHanukkah party setChristmas concert set

Virginia convention will seek membership in Baptist World Alliance
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Responding to the Southern Baptist Convention's June decision to quit the Baptist World Alliance, the Baptist General Association of Virginia decided with minimal dissent to seek its own membership in the international body.

Remembering to express thanks in all things important
Music is an integral part of worship. It is a way to convey feelings like no other. We sing songs from a hymnal in church, as well as short songs called choruses. They are sometimes called "7-11 songs," because they often have about seven words which are sung 11 times.

All Manning needs now is Super Bowl victory
Peyton Manning had barely made it to the locker room, and already the talking heads on the network NFL shows were debating his place in history.

UAA men no match for Crimson Tide
ANCHORAGE(AP) Jermareo Davidson scored 15 of his 17 points in the first half, leading No. 19 Alabama to a 90-55 rout of Division II Alaska-Anchorage in the first round of the Great Alaska Shootout on Wednesday night.

Mickelson cards 59 in win
POIPU BEACH, Hawaii Phil Mickelson ended his magical year with golf's magic number.

Reasons to be thankful
Happy Thanksgiving, sports fans. Go ahead and grab a turkey leg, pop a cold one and plop yourself in front of the TV. Just remember what day it is and that you're celebrating more than just the chance to watch two NFL games on a Thursday.

Washington tops Utah
ANCHORAGE, Alaska Nate Robinson helped stake No. 22 Washington to a big lead early Thursday night against Utah, then helped stave off an upset.

Ravens could be Patriots' biggest remaining test
Kyle Boller is coming on. Tom Brady is in top form.

Touchdown passes on the menu for Colts, Manning in Detroit
With 35 TD passes in nine games, Peyton Manning is well on his way to shattering Dan Marino's record of 48 in a season. Indianapolis' game in climate-controlled Detroit on Thursday figures to be another big step on the way.

Health forces Brown to quit coaching job
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Hubie Brown retired as coach of the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday due to health reasons.

Stanford clinches women's Shootout
ANCHORAGE Stanford's shooters got off to a slow start. Fortunately for the Cardinal, they can also rebound and play defense.

Colts quarterback tosses six touchdowns vs. Lions
DETROIT Peyton Manning barks and gestures at the line of scrimmage, adjusting to defenses and changing play calls.

Jones bullies Bears
IRVING, Texas Bill Parcells wants to develop Drew Henson into an NFL quarterback and he wants to win games. If he has to pick one, he'll take winning every time.

Pittsburgh upsets No. 21 West VirginiaAP Sports Writer
PITTSBURGH Pitt quarterback Tyler Palko found himself down late in the game against a favored opponent for the second game in a row. Just as he got it done against Notre Dame, he got it done against West Virginia.

Environmentalists oppose shrinking grizzly zone
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) Environmentalists are opposing a proposal to shrink the zone where grizzly bears would be allowed to roam in Wyoming.

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