Story last updated at 11:29 a.m. Friday, August 2, 2002

In Business
Chamber sponsors forum

The Homer Chamber of Commerce and Kachemak Bay Board of Realtors will cosponsor a forum for state House of Representatives candidates on Wednesday. Each candidate will speak on his platform before responding to questions from the sponsors and the audience.

The forum, held upstairs at the Best Western Bidarka Inn, begins at noon. It is scheduled to last one hour. Admission is free, and lunch will be available for $10. For more information, contact the chamber of commerce at 235-7740.

Staff change at acupuncturist

Licensed acupuncturist Shoshana Sadow, director of the Alaska Center for Traditional Chinese Medicine, has handed the reins of her clinical practice to Julie Currier, L.Ac., most recently of Portland, Ore.

Sadow's last day for appointments is Friday. Currier will begin Oct. 1. During the interim, appointments can be scheduled by calling Maria Rodgers at 235-5606.

Incumbent retains HEA seat

At the Homer Electric Association Inc., annual meeting held earlier this summer, Mike Pate was re-elected to the HEA board District 3 seat, which covers the area from Ninilchick to Homer. Pate beat out challenger Doug Stark by more than 100 votes.

Hugh Chumley won the seat for District 2, covering Sterling and Soldotna, and Ruth Fitzpatrick won the District 1 seat representing the Kenai area.