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Thursday, February 10, 2000

Senator: Merger block threatens Alaska economy
ANCHORAGE -- The Federal Trade Commission's decision to block BP Amoco's proposed buyout of Atlantic Richfield Co. threatens to destroy Alaska's economy, Sen. Ted Stevens said Wednesday.

Lawmakers oppose merger
JUNEAU -- The Legislature's special committee on BP Amoco's proposed takeover of Atlantic Richfield Co. decided to oppose the deal Tuesday, nearly a week after the Federal Trade Commission voted to block it.

Co-workers help lost musher back to desk
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Co-workers of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner City Editor Rod Boyce took no chances on the returning musher finding his desk Tuesday.

Flowers dropped in ocean off San Francisco beach
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The Coast Guard dropped white carnations into the Pacific Ocean Tuesday in tribute to the victims of the Alaska Airlines crash last week.

Knowles introduces new subsistence bill
JUNEAU -- Senators who rejected a proposed subsistence constitutional amendment in September say nothing has changed since that vote, but Gov. Tony Knowles announced Wednesday he will again introduce and push for the measure.

Search on for part that may have broken off plane
PORT HUENEME, Calif. -- The Navy has been asked to search for a piece of Alaska Airlines Flight 261 that investigators believe may have broken off as the jetliner began its fatal plunge into the Pacific Ocean, the NTSB chief said Tuesday.

State child protection advocates say more resources needed
JUNEAU -- Two years ago, slides of bruised children removed from abusive Alaska homes helped convince legislators to spend more money for child protection.

Municipalities may see more cash
JUNEAU -- A tax windfall the state stands to receive if voters approve a cap on local property taxes would be earmarked for aid to local governments under a bill sponsored by Sen. Dave Donley.

Skyview students medal in Scholastic Art contest
A pair of students from Skyview High School swept the gold medals in photography at the Alaska Scholastic Art and Writing Awards recently.

Art Briefs
Homer Winter Carnival this weekend

Around the Peninsula

Plow funds spent
It does not matter where the money comes from, said Bill Dunn, roads director for the Kenai Peninsula Borough.

Zoning board seat now filled
It didn't take a year this time.

Troopers respond to several accidents
Alaska State Troopers responded to the scene of a single-vehicle rollover near Mile 18 of Kalifornsky Beach Road shortly after 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Aviation manufacturing deal stalls again
Kinetic Aviation Inc.'s attempt to open a manufacturing facility in Alaska has failed again.

School lunch price up
Next school year, school lunches will cost a nickel more.

Ninilchik drug bust nets 4.5 pounds of pot
Alaska State Troopers served a search warrant on the residence of Donald and Denise Caulkins at Silver Lane in Ninilchik Jan. 1 and seized 1.2 pounds of processed marijuana.

Bill for extra state expenses comes in just under budget
JUNEAU -- As the House worked on setting limits on how much it wants to spend in the next fiscal year, Gov. Tony Knowles submitted the bill for unexpected expenses and underfunded programs.

Showin' Off the Kids deadline extended
The Showin' Off the Kids a

Local aid, university not among cut targets
JUNEAU -- House budget leaders outlined $16 million in cuts to state departments Tuesday, but left two major areas -- the University of Alaska and state aid to local governments -- off the table for subcommittee hearings.

Carrier pulls out of Kodiak
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Peninsula Airways Inc. said Tuesday it is ceasing operations in Kodiak.

Picking up on scams
Without caller ID, t

Financially strapped district searches for way to fill $3 million budget gap
The mood was grim Tuesday at the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District's first public hearing on the budget for the next school year.

Morris Communications buys Homer newspaper
Morris Communications Corp. has announced the purchase of the Homer News, a community newspaper with a weekly circulation of about 3,800.

Obituary
Robert J. Mackey

Kenai Peninsula Online - Obituaries 02/09/00
Obituaries

Letters to the Editor
Letters to the Editor

Citizen involvement important in shaping school district budget
Faced with the double whammy of declining state revenue and declining enrollment, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is looking at deep budget cuts for next year.

School news

Past and present
Computers sit in one corner of Judy Shields' classroom at Nikiski Elementary School. In the opposite corner sits a wooden water bucket with a carved dipper.

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