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Friday, March 3, 2000

Interior shop builds $3 million Northstar module
NORTH POLE (AP) -- A fabrication shop here is building a $3 million module for the Northstar field in the Beaufort Sea. The module is the biggest fabrication ordered by BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. in the Interior in at least a decade.

Seward ski team honored for lifesaving efforts
SEWARD (AP) -- Members of the Seward High School cross-country ski team and their coaches had a day named in their honor for helping to rescue a family of five children and their mother.

Sitka man named first state writer
SITKA -- Richard Nelson has won several awards for his writing, but his most recent honor -- being named the first Alaska State Writer -- is particularly rewarding.

Jeff King hopes old bloodlines lead to another Iditarod victory
An Alaska AP Member Exchange

Slope crude price tops $30
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The price of North Slope crude oil on Wednesday topped the $30-per-barrel mark for the first time since late 1990, when the nation was on the verge of going to war in the Persian Gulf.

1975 Iditarod winner Emmitt Peters hits the trail again
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- 1975 Iditarod winner Emmitt Peters is back in the race.

$25,000 dividend gets first hearing
JUNEAU (AP) -- The sponsors of a plan to hand out a $25,000 dividend next year and then dedicate the Permanent Fund's earnings to the state budget pitched the idea to a House committee Wednesday as the only practical way out of the state's financial problems.

81 mushers sign up for 2000 Iditarod
WASILLA (AP) -- Eighty-one mushers are signed up to run in the 2000 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Saturday. The mushers and their race order are:

Stamstad wins fourth Iditasport Extreme
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A Seattle cyclist has won his fourth straight Iditasport Extreme, a 320-mile race on the Iditarod Trail from Knik to McGrath. Competitors include mountain bikers, skiers and runners.

Jeff King hopes old bloodlines lead to another Iditarod victory
KENAI (AP) -- In the modern world of competitive dog mushing, a three-time Iditarod champion is looking to the sport's old ways for an advantage this year.

Companies say merger will help competition
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- BP Amoco and Atlantic Richfield Co. urged a federal judge Wednesday to approve their $25 billion merger over government objections, saying the combination ''will benefit competition worldwide and in the United States.''

Bleary-eyed mushers follow Iditarod trail to Nome
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Mushers can't outrun their need for sleep on the 1,150-mile Iditarod trail through Alaska's wilderness.

House approves boating safety bill
JUNEAU -- Rep. Bill Hudson woke up Wednesday nervous about his boating safety bill coming up for a vote Wednesday, but then remembered why he was pushing it so hard: two beautiful, blond girls about 6 years old.

Musher says he's being targeted by animal rights activists
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Musher Ramy Brooks is calling on family and friends to help him fight an e-mail war against animal rights activists who are pressing one of his Iditarod race sponsors to pull its support.

$25,000 dividend gets first hearing
JUNEAU (AP) -- The sponsors of a plan to hand out a $25,000 dividend next year and then dedicate the Permanent Fund's earnings to the state budget pitched the idea to a House committee Wednesday as the only practical way out of the state's financial problems.

Native journalists suspended in management dispute
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Two veteran Native radio journalists said Thursday that they have been taken off the air at Native-oriented KNBA for challenging management decisions about a new program.

Judge upholds firing of Wasilla police chief
PALMER (AP) -- Wasilla Mayor Sarah Palin maintains she didn't fire Police Chief Irl Stambaugh three years ago because he supported her election opponent John Stein. But even if that was her reason, she was within her rights to dump Stambaugh, a federal judge has ruled.

Game Board to take up controversial predator control measures
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The Alaska Board of Game begins its spring meeting today, and it comes in the midst of a loud and angry debate over how the state should manage its wildlife resources.

81 mushers sign up for 2000 Iditarod
WASILLA (AP) -- Eighty-one mushers are signed up to run in the 2000 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Saturday. The mushers and their race order are:

Fairbanks School Board member says programs may go
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Music programs and alternative schools may not be the only things on the chopping block during this year's Fairbanks School District budget talks.

Woman convicted of animal cruelty
KENAI (AP) -- A jury found a Soldotna-area woman guilty of cruelty to animals Thursday. The charge came after Alaska State Troopers found more than 120 animals in poor condition last September at the home of Miriam Mahan, 36.

New center helping peninsula businesses sell to government
The red tape of selling to the government is easier to cut through now since Mike Taylor opened for business.

New center helping peninsula businesses sell to government
The red tape of selling to the government is easier to cut through now since Mike Taylor opened for business.

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Community Calendar
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Gebhardt takes aim at lead dog status
Paul Gebhardt knows how tough it is to be on top.

Musher says he's being targeted by animal rights activists
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Musher Ramy Brooks is calling on family and friends to help him fight an e-mail war against animal rights activists who are pressing one of his Iditarod race sponsors to pull its support.

Musher builds hopes on family, dogs
"We are as ready as we've ever been, although it has been difficult to train this year," said Mitch Seavey.

Dent tries to forget last year
ANCHORAGE -- Dan Dent's dream of finishing the Iditarod Sled Dog Race didn't end last year when his hands were badly mauled in a dog fight. His dream lives on.

Sleep deprivation a hazard of the trail
ANCHORAGE -- Mushers can't outrun their need for sleep on the 1,150-mile Iditarod trail through Alaska's wilderness.

Sleep deprivation a hazard of the trail
ANCHORAGE -- Mushers can't outrun their need for sleep on the 1,150-mile Iditarod trail through Alaska's wilderness.

1975 Iditarod winner Emmitt Peters hits the trail again
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- 1975 Iditarod winner Emmitt Peters is back in the race.

Peninsula authors to perform prose, poetry
The third annual Central Peninsula Writers' Night will be held March 9 at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center in Kenai. Doors open at 6 p.m.; readings begin at 7 p.m.

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Art Briefs
Native art show planned at visitors center

Sitka man named first state writer

Controversy 'philosophical'?
Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Dale Bagley said philosophical differences were the root of the assembly's rejection Tuesday of several of his appointments to local advisory planning commissions.

Painted Sky
The day's final light illuminates Mount Redoubt and ice on the beach in Kenai shortly after sunset recently.

Schools budget woes presented to assembly
The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District introduced a balanced budget to the borough assembly Tuesday, but the balance was achieved at high cost.

Jury says 'guilty'
Although Miriam Mahan was found guilty of animal cruelty by a jury of four men and six women at 3:25 Thursday afternoon, the case is not yet over.

Assessor says 560 untaxed buildings will add $88,000 to borough coffers
Kenai Peninsula Borough assessors have again found it profitable to search systematically for unreported structures.

Extracurricular activity
Students from Skyview High School look at Vickie Tarries' car following an accident involving their school bus Thursday afternoon

Rural designation at heart of issue
A broad spectrum of thought and feelings were expressed at Wednesday night's subsistence meeting in Kenai. Several shades of gray were illuminated during testimony regarding an issue that often is seen as black and white.

Subsistence Board convenes in Kenai
A broad spectrum of thought and feelings were expressed at Wednesday night's subsistence meeting in Kenai. Several shades of gray were illuminated during testimony regarding an issue that often is seen as black and white.

Obituaries
Earl W. Westphal

Obituaries

Ski trails ready for weekend races
Kenai Peninsula cross-country skiers looking for a race to cap a season of training should have no problem finding one March 11.

Around the Peninsula
Orchestra to perform this weekend

Religion Briefs
Ash Wednesday service planned

Sports Briefs
KPHA Squirt B's strike it rich in Las Vegas

The Next Level
McLane places at Big 12 Championships

Chinooks, Dogs set to rumble
Perhaps it was the chicken.

Bowlers flock to area for state tournament
Between 500 and 600 bowlers will converge on the central Kenai Peninsula over the course of the next three weekends for the 40th Alaska Women's Bowling Association Tournament.

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