Monday, November 26, 2007

Possible story?
Now that the interrogation method known as "waterboarding" has entered our vernacular once again, this time thanks to Barry Bonds' attorney, I have become curious as to just what exactly is waterboarding. My online dictionary doesn't show it as a word, but it must be, because so many journalists use it.

Going public on gravity
Hey Les (Palmer), they are also messing with time. Your article on gravity dated Nov. 16 sounded quite familiar. As I read it, it brought memories of another problem I have been having; my trouble with the time factor for the past 20 or so years. What used to take one hour, I dedicate two hours to and actually finish in three to four hours.

Reader: Opportunity not missed
Kristy McCullough's comments on Nov. 14, pushing for mandatory roads in all new subdivisions is not a missed opportunity. It's mostly a redundancy of existing ordinances.

Council works buffer compromise
After much public debate and considerable wrangling by city administration and council members, the Kenai City Council on Wednesday passed a compromise resolution protecting most of the trees along Walker Lane from the ax of future development.

Photo feature: Unfurled
Sunday's gusting wind whips flags flying over the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center.

Kenai kicks off season
By all accounts Grantland Gallion would appear to be a normal 5-year-old. But while other kids asked Santa for the latest video game or the newest Barbie the day after Thanksgiving, Grantland, dressed in a red velvet suit trimmed with white fur, simply wanted to be Santa.

Caribou Hills fire case nearing settlement?
Postponements continued Wednesday in the Kenai court case of the California man charged in the Caribou Hills wildfire that blackened more than 55,000 acres in June and destroyed at least 53 cabins.

Long and winding road laws
Writing a law capable of bringing to a close the anything-goes era of road building within the Kenai Peninsula Borough is proving a slow and grinding legislative exercise.

Group challenges motor rules
Most members of the Kenai Area Fisherman's Coalition (KAFC) agree that keeping two-stroke motors off the Kenai River during the month of July in order to combat the hydrocarbon problem is a good idea. But they contend that a year-round ban of two-strokes coupled with allowing boaters to raise their horsepower to 50, not only alienates private anglers, it creates a double standard that they find hard to justify.

Some howl over Kenai dog kennel license rules
Not everyone filling the Kenai City Council chambers last week wanted to talk about a buffer strip separating residents along Walker Lane from the business district. Some raised a hue and cry over dogs.

Salmon crossing
Across the borough, scores of culverts installed under poorly built roads at stream crossings impede the migration of feeding juvenile salmon as well as adults returning to spawn, say researchers who have studied the phenomenon over the past several years.

Assembly backs community projects
Embracing its support roll, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly passed three resolutions Tuesday in support of grant applications for community projects, including student housing, a bike path and dock facility improvements.

Georgia Alberta Pasqua
Soldotna resident Georgia Alberta Pasqua died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007, from lung disease at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna. She was 84.

Christopher Allen 'Chris' Strube
Anchorage and former Kasilof resident Christopher Allen "Chris" Strube died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2007 at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. He was 35.

Choice has no foresight: Recommended cemetery site not best for many reasons
The Soldotna City Council will soon decide where to build a cemetery based upon a recommendation by the Memorial Park Task Force. There is no question Soldotna has needed a cemetery for many years, but the proposed West Redoubt Avenue location is not the place.

Vandals erode community's trust
It's come to this: One reason given in opposition to building a cemetery in Soldotna is the potential for vandalism.

Ninilchik Community News
There will be a central peninsula Fish and Game advisory committee meeting today at Ninilchik School at 7 p.m. The subject discussed will be action on Upper Cook Inlet sport fishing proposals for the upcoming Board of Fish meeting Feb. 8.

Kenai Community News
One thing I particularly love about this time of year is the remembrances that it evokes. While some people don't send Christmas cards any more, others will opt for Christmas letters chronicling the year's events. Sometime they are mailed, sometimes they are electronically sent.

Sterling Community News
Lisa, Karl, and the whole Franzmann family have a lot to look forward to this holiday season. When I asked Lisa what their plans were for Christmas, you could hear the excitement in her voice.

Right to food
Editors note: The winner of the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank's annual World Food Day essay contest is Cody Warren. He is a sixth-grader with Connections Home-school program. He is the son of Jesse and Kelley Warren of Soldotna. Cody received a savings bond. The essay is printed as it was submitted.

Of Moose and Men
One of the things I've always liked about Alaskans is our perpetual optimism. No matter how uncomfortable things may be, no matter how bad things may appear at first blush, Alaskans recognize there are positive aspects. No matter what, we mush on undaunted some might even say obliviously. This trait is, no doubt, part of the "frontier spirit" visitors say still exists here.

Soldotna Community News
Lorraine Christenson has lived on the peninsula for more than 20 years. She has been a busy mother. She and her husband, Kent, who is a machinist for GLM Machine Company, have been married 28 years and moved here with two small children. They since have had four more and raised all six here.

Nikiski Community News
Good day to all of my Nikiski Neighbors.

Band picks up Internet following
HOLLAND, Mich. Today he owns wine store, but 36 years ago, while he was a college student in Chicago, Paul Cohn started a six-member progressive rock band called McLuhan.

Kasilof Community News
Wood stoves are a crackling happening in Kasilof. About 1996, Darrel Misner of North Cohoe introduced friends to a Central Boiler outdoor wood furnace. It required electricity for a circulating pump, but being past the power grid, he installed it in conjunction with a generator that starts and stops automatically, according to the level of charge in his batteries.

Around the Peninsula
Toastmasters to meet Skyview prepares for graduation Community resource directory available Musical set to vanish School district committee members needed

Sewing memory quilts help ease woman's pain, loss
TOPEKA, Kan. Evelyn Monroe had fallen into a deep depression.

Around the Peninsula
Pingpong offered LeeShore borad meeting slated Books sought for soldiers SoHi Class of '88 seeks info

Just one word: Plastics
Loni Galloway has a bag problem.

Skyview wrestlers win again
The Skyview wrestling team won the Homer Round Robin Rumble on Saturday at Homer High School.

More drama, same ending
In a wild game where it seemed like anything could happen, the same thing happened.

Running strong
From the spruce trees of Alaska to the cornfields of Nebraska, Ari Goldstein keeps on running.

Avs, Brown Bears split pair of games
Kenai River's chances looked bleak.

Hoops, Noel marry in Soldotna
Carri Michelle Hoops and Jesse Ray Noel, of Soldotna, were married in an afternoon, outdoor ceremony Saturday, June 16, 2007, at the home of the bride's parents in Soldotna. The wedding was Renaissance themed. Rev. Robert Reasner officiated.

Dehlbom, Slegers marry in Oregon
Sarah Dehlbom of Soldotna and Jan Slegers of Hillsboro, Ore., were married Saturday, July 28, 2007, in an outdoor ceremony at Beckenridge Vineyards near Salem, Ore.

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