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Sunday, December 19, 2004

Yanks, Arizona, Dodgers try to complete deal
NEW YORK —The megadeal involving Randy Johnson, Shawn Green and Javier Vazquez grew to 10 players Saturday, with the New York Yankees, Arizona and Los Angeles hoping to present the proposed trade to the commissioner's office soon for approval.

Mulder traded to Cards
OAKLAND, Calif. —The Oakland Athletics traded their second top starter in three days, sending left-hander Mark Mulder to the National League champion St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday for a package of prospects.

Kenai Wild hits World Wide Web
There's something wild on the Web these days —Kenai Wild, that is. Officials with Cook Inlet Salmon Branding Inc., the Kenai Peninsula-based program created to promote, market and certify premium salmon from Cook Inlet, announced last week that its Web site is now equipped to handle salmon orders online.

Lucky finds
Some people believe the Kenai Peninsula is the luckiest place on Earth. Cooper Landing resident Ed Martin Sr. said he believes it is time somebody proved it.

Blanche 'Bonnie' E. Bernier
Lifelong Alaskan Blanche "Bonnie" E. Bernier died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2004, in her sleep in Seward after a short battle with cancer. She was 75.

Spur line a must for gas pipeline project
In what may turn out to be the biggest Alaska story of the year, the "big three" oil and gas producers —ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil and British Petroleum —have come to the negotiating table with a proposal to build a North Slope natural gas pipeline.

Around the Peninsula
Potluck, sing-along set Safe Sitter classes offered Boys and Girls Club to host Santa Longest Night Service planned Family New Year's Eve party set Senior service board to meet

Reese, Deyoe marry in Kenai
Judith Reese and Kenneth Deyoe of Sterling were married Friday, Dec. 3, 2004, at the Kenai Courthouse.

Barrett, Smith plan January ceremony
Heather Barrett and Dan Smith of Soldotna plan to be married Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005, at the Hilton Hotel in Anchorage.

Baldenegro, Bush announce engagement
Kristen Andrea Baldenegro and Peter (Skip) Marvin Bush Jr. announce their engagement and plans to marry in June at Kalifonsky Christian Center.

Gadget utilizes man's best friends
EUGENE, Ore. —Mark Schuette didn't even own a dog a year and a half ago but the need for a better way for people to exercise their dogs almost reached out and bit him as he moved around his hometown of Bend.

My best friend
Sarah, Mariah, Dakota and Chelsea Sorrels of Kenai pose with their dog, Tracker, who they say is the best blood hound anyone could have. They got him in Louisiana and shipped him to Alaska when he was 6 years old.

CIA boys wrap up Classic
The Cook Inlet Academy boys high school basketball team followed up Friday's wild 43-42 win over Galena with a 57-28 victory Saturday against Bristol Bay to wrap up the Cook Inlet Classic tournament title.

Kardinals take down Seahawks
There was nothing tentative about the way the Kenai Central High School boys basketball team jumped into the season Friday.

Falcons come back, top Panthers in OT
ATLANTA —The Atlanta Falcons were down to their final play. They had the right guy for that perilous position.

No. 7 Duke pulls off comeback against Oklahoma
NEW YORK —J.J. Redick had 19 of his 26 points in the second half and Daniel Ewing had 12 of his 17 after halftime, leading No.7 Duke to a come-from-behind 78-67 victory over Oklahoma on Saturday.

Nikiski girls down Soldotna
The Nikiski girls and Soldotna boys picked up nonconference victories Friday night in Nikiski.

Sports Briefs
Chase, Hagen-Lillevik take Duathlon Habermann finishes fourth at Besh qualifier Hockey teams come up empty in Fairbanks

Skyview finishes up in Kodiak
The Skyview basketball teams closed out the Joe Floyd Tournament in Kodiak on Saturday.

Nets start rebuilding, acquire Vince Carter
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. —After dismantling the team in the summer and aggravating Jason Kidd, the New Jersey Nets began the job of rebuilding as well as repairing their relationship with their best player.

Johnson topples Tarver
LOS ANGELES —Glen Johnson, a virtual unknown until knocking out Roy Jones Jr., three months ago, won a split decision over Antonio Tarver on Saturday night in a matchup of the world's best light heavyweights.

Bloodied Okafor helps Bobcats compile first winning streak
CHARLOTTE, N.C. —Bloodied in the final seconds of overtime, Emeka Okafor battled for a critical loose ball that helped the expansion Charlotte Bobcats secure their first winning streak with a 101-100 victory over the Houston Rockets on Saturday night.

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