Wednesday, February 16, 2000

Fairbanks boosters are planning for spring flowers
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A group of Fairbanks boosters are already thinking spring flowers.

Two pilots blamed in 1997 midair crash
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- An Anchorage jury Monday decided two pilots who died in a midair collision over a Western Alaska village three years ago were both at fault.

Airplane inspections winding down, suspect parts in federal hands
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Suspect parts removed from the tail sections of several MD-80 series airplanes were in government hands Monday as the urgent inspection program for the planes wound down.

Alaska State Troopers investigate North Pole homicide
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Alaska State Troopers are investigating the murder of a man found dead Tuesday night in North Pole.

Airline sued by woman who lost husband in crash
CHICAGO (AP) -- A lawsuit filed Monday accuses the pilots of Alaska Airlines Flight 261 of not taking all necessary measures to make an emergency landing before their plane plunged into the Pacific Ocean on Jan. 31, killing all 88 people aboard.

Fairbanks family mourns loss of woman, children slain by husband
Former Fairbanks resident Tina Wood was one of those people who drew the world to her, said her mother. She was bright, friendly, and could do just about anything, from play the piano to cut her children's hair.

Kenai Peninsula Borough to get money to remove beetle-killed trees
KENAI (AP) -- Kenai Peninsula Borough officials have been notified that $2 million is on its way to help the borough remove beetle-killed trees.

Katie John appeal turns Natives against Knowles
The state's largest Native organization on Tuesday condemned Gov. Tony Knowles for his plans to appeal a landmark subsistence lawsuit, and vowed to do whatever is necessary to keep their rights from being eroded by a hostile state government.

Five family members found shot to death
WARRENSBURG, Mo. (AP) -- A woman and four of her children were shot to death at their home in a remote area in west-central Missouri. Her two other children were wounded.

Medical examiner says Thompson's body was recovered
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The body of Morris Thompson, former chief of Doyon Ltd., has been recovered following the crash of Alaska Airlines Flight 261 off the California coast, according to a medical examiner.

State appeals jury verdict in Denali Highway deaths
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The state has appealed a jury verdict that held the state responsible for the deaths three years ago of an Anchorage couple and their 2-year-old grandson who died of exposure after getting stranded on the Denali Highway.

BP Amoco's profits surge, helped by increase in price of oil
LONDON (AP) -- Sharply higher crude oil prices more than offset pinched margins in the refining industry to help boost BP Amoco PLC's fourth-quarter operating profit by 145 percent.

Merger hearing to start March 20
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A federal judge has scheduled a seven-day hearing next month on the government's attempt to block BP Amoco's $30 billion acquisition of fellow oil giant Atlantic Richfield Co.

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Borough set to make pipeline pitch
South peninsula charter operators are raising concerns over the North Pacific Fishery Manage-ment Council's actions on Satur-day. The biggest concern relates to log books and the long-range impact of that data.

PCB investigation complicates upgrade
A Chugach Electric Association spokesman said he will not discuss whether Chugach is discharging cancer-causing chemicals into Kenai Lake until he has the final report from a new environmental study.

Churches struggle with domestic violence
Churches have long been between a rock and a hard spot when it comes to questions of domestic violence.

Group proposes cure for state's ills
Alaskans need better access to health care, according to a group advocating an Alaska Health Plan.

Borough issues snow removal safety reminders
The Kenai Peninsula Borough reminds area residents not to push or otherwise deposit snow or ice into a roadway in a manner which may constitute a hazard to snow removal equipment or other traffic.

Ninilchik fish processor goes to the dogs
A predominantly summer operation has found a way to take advantage of winter on the Kenai Peninsula.


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Students have a three-day weekend coming up. Monday, Presidents Day, is an in-service training day for teachers. Regular classes for students resume Tuesday.

To market, to market
Peace Place and Sportsville get together once a month for a day of commerce.

Eagles haven't landed
It's a no-brainer of a question, but it is asked anyway.

Homer musher first to Circle City
CIRCLE CITY (AP) -- Jack Berry of Homer arrived first Monday in Circle City in the third day of the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race, followed closely by Peter Butteri of Tok.

Chinooks Corner
CAPTION:Paddy Flynn

Shields' leadership helps CIA reach lofty heights
It's a no-brainer of a question, but it is asked anyway.

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