Thursday, February 17, 2000

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

Refinery on thin ice
Tesoro Petroleum Corp. has started a two-month study to determine whether it should improve the efficiency of its Nikiski refinery -- or close and sell it.

Storms, damage taking costly toll
Shoveling driveways is one thing. Clearing avalanches takes snow removal to an even larger dimension. And dealing with this winter's weather conditions has brought Alaska to the attention of President Clinton.

Borough assembly rejects Cooper Landing appeal
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly, acting as Board of Adjustment, rejected Tuesday's appeal of a controversial Cooper Landing subdivision.

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.

Kenai resident Allen Tru McGrady died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, at Providence Hospital in Anchorage. He was 66.

Voices of the Peninsula
Alaskans should stop complaining and start developing wealth of opportunities

Measure would protect fund for future
The Alaska Permanent Fund is perhaps the greatest single achievement of our state politicians in the last 25 years. What is remarkable is that our generation, instead of spending every dollar, created a permanent fund to benefit Alaskans -- potentially forever.

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

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.

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