Tuesday, February 29, 2000

Bill requires pledge of allegiance in schools
JUNEAU (AP) -- A bill requiring a daily recital of the Pledge of Allegiance in schools passed the Senate on Monday.

Knowles reports mixed results with Clinton administration
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Gov. Tony Knowles took some time away from a National Governors' Association conference in Washington, D.C., to meet with the head of the federal Environmental Protection Agency about a dispute over the Red Dog Mine near Kotzebue.

Police discrimination lawsuit settled
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Mayor Rick Mystrom's administration will pay $150,000 to settle a four-year-old discrimination lawsuit with two black police officers.

Original musher retraces 800-mile diphtheria serum route to Nome
NENANA (AP) -- When a group of Alaska dog mushers relayed a life-saving diphtheria serum 800 miles from Nenana to Nome in 1925, Norman Vaughan was a 19-year-old Ivy League college student.

Greenpeace activists set up protest camp
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Eight Greenpeace activists are camping out in heated huts on the frozen Arctic Ocean to protest BP Amoco's Northstar development.

Vessel grounded in Icy Bay pulled free by tugs
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A freighter that ran aground in Icy Bay in the Gulf of Alaska was pulled free by tug boats early Monday.

Disaster bill passes Legislature for second time
JUNEAU (AP) -- A bill aimed at limiting the governor's power to spend money on disasters has passed the Legislature for the second time, but the much-revised measure's future is still uncertain.

Rockets probably won't lift off this year from the Kodiak Launch Complex
KODIAK (AP) -- Rockets likely won't lift off the launch pad at the Kodiak Launch Complex this year.

Seminar takes women through 12 key issues

Original musher retraces 800-mile diphtheria serum route to Nome
NENANA (AP) -- When a group of Alaska dog mushers relayed a life-saving diphtheria serum 800 miles from Nenana to Nome in 1925, Norman Vaughan was a 19-year-old Ivy League college student.

Cantwell area advisory committee resigns
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The entire Denali Fish and Game Advisory Committee in Cantwell has resigned in protest because the state has not enacted a predator control program in the region.

Toddler injured in Seward Highway accident dies
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A toddler injured in a vehicle rollover accident on the Seward Highway last week died early Monday, Alaska State Troopers said.

Knowles proposes raises for cabinet commissioners
JUNEAU (AP) -- Gov. Tony Knowles wants to give his cabinet commissioners a raise, an idea unlikely to get far with the spending-conscious Republicans who control the Legislature.

Lawmakers consider preferential use for game, fish
JUNEAU (AP) -- The preferred use of Alaska's wildlife and fish would be killing and eating it under a proposed constitutional amendment approved by the House Resources Committee on Monday.

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Iditarod race teaches Little valuable lessons

For rookies, Nome is where the heart is

Area mushers join campaign for health
Mushing for health. That's what two area mushers are doing during this year's Iditarod sled dog race by joining the "I Did It By Two!" child immunization campaign.

Business booming on the peninsula
Last January, layoffs of 190 British Petroleum oil field workers caused concern over the future of the Kenai Peninsula's economy.

Prosecution rests in cruelty trial
The prosecution rested Monday in the trial of a Soldotna woman on trial on nine counts of cruelty to animals. But not before some legal surprises were unveiled in court.

SoHi principal wins state honor
MACY NICHOLAS and TOSHA SWAN

Devil in the details at brown bear talks
There was no argument among members of a task force plotting brown bear conservation strategy over the importance of a brown bear travel corridor at the west end of Skilak Lake.

Lost snowmachining teen found safe in Caribou Hills
A young snowmachiner was found safe south of Trophy Lake shortly after 12:30 p.m. Sunday.

Seminar takes women through 12 key issues
Each victim of domestic violence is a unique human being, but more often than not, they experience domestic violence in tragically similar ways.

Herring season to open
The 2000 Upper Cook Inlet commercial herring gillnet fishery will open April 20 and close May 20 only in the Upper Subdistrict

Obituaries
James Albert "Jim" Dubendorf

Around the Peninsula
School budget meeting planned

Around the Peninsula
Community theater meeting set for today

Around the Peninsula
School budget meeting planned

Ninilchik girls dominate Tok Invitational tourney
The Ninilchik Wolverines made the long drive to Tok this week to compete in the Tok Invitational tournament Thursday, Friday and Saturday. They swept through the round robin competition and took off with the tourney title.

This 'Dawg likes packs
Jamie Queen

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