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Sunday, March 4, 2001

Man plead in camera, exposure case
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A Salcha man charged with exposing himself to a 5-year-old girl and with spying on people in his shower by means of a hidden camera pleaded no contest Friday in a plea deal.

Company revives gas field in Cook Inlet
KENAI (AP) -- An abandoned western Cook Inlet natural gas field has been successfully resurrected.

New officers put their best paws forward
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The two bushy-eyed sisters sat quietly as the boys fidgeted and spoke out of turn.

Earthquake detected south of King Salmon
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A 4.8-magnitude earthquake hit off Alaska at 5:33 p.m. Saturday about 75 miles south of King Salmon.

Fish and Game commissioner supports conditional predator control
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- State Fish and Game Commissioner Frank Rue said Friday he will support lethal wolf control in a limited area of prime moose habitat near McGrath and four other Interior Alaska villages -- if the Board of Game also halts hunting there until a threatened moose population rebounds.

Fairbanks man sentenced for attacking jogger
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A Fairbanks man was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison, with six suspended, for sexually assaulting a jogger in August.

Thousands of fans give Iditarod mushers big send-off
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Dogs strained at their leads and howled with anticipation as mushers competing in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race took to the trail Saturday.

Minority groups want arrests in paintball attacks
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Leaders of local minority groups and civil rights organizations expressed frustration Friday with the pace of a police investigation into a videotaped paintball attack in January that singled out Alaska Natives.

Anchorage archbishop resigns
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Archbishop Frances T. Hurley's resignation as archbishop of Anchorage has been accepted by Pope John Paul II.

Seafood plant continues restart plans
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The stalled Alaska Seafood International plant has a new board of directors and new hopes for beginning mass production of heat-and-eat fish dishes.

Split on potential ANWR revenues still in question
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Bills filed by Alaska's congressional delegation to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge differ on one big question: Who should get the lease money?

Legislature takes first of two spring breaks
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The halls of the Legislature are largely deserted as lawmakers take the first of two spring breaks planned for the 2001 session.

New officers put their best paws forward
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The two bushy-eyed sisters sat quietly as the boys fidgeted and spoke out of turn.

Schools with high scores enjoy prosperity, community support
JUNEAU (AP) -- Not all school districts in Alaska are wringing their hands over the new high school exit exam.

Man makes a run for it from Fairbanks courthouse
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Law enforcement officers are on the lookout for a Fairbanks man who took off running from his arraignment after he found out his bail was being revoked.

ANWR bills offer differing payments to state
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Bills filed by Alaska's congressional delegation to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge differ on one big question: Who should get the lease money?

Tulsa firm eyes Kenai Peninsula gas field
KENAI (AP) -- A natural gas well proposed near Anchor Point could provide cheaper energy for southern Kenai Peninsula homes and businesses, as well as adding to the supply of gas for communities further north.

Around the Peninsula
Foreign exchange group hosts gourmet dinner Seminar planned to help home buyersEducational groups to meet weeklyGroup to discuss how to promote volunteerismWorkshop offered for computer usersFish, game advisory committee to meetFamily tree workshop slated Center to provide for those in needKenai, Soldotna class of 1981 reunionRotary club in need of computersTesting expected to generate some noise

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The Empty Harness: Moose encounter turns deadly
Editor's note: Everyone has a story. And, everyone enjoys a well-written or well-told story, especially one that is lively, laughable and has a point of common interest.

Cheering fans give Iditarod's 68 teams rousing send-off to Nome
ANCHORAGE -- Dogs strained at their leads and howled with anticipation as mushers competing in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race took to the trail Saturday.

Kenai's 'Brown Bear' collects a part of history
The owner of the Brown Bear Gun Shop and Museum in Kenai said he likes old guns, but his real pride and joy is the antique tractor he is rebuilding behind his shop.

Teri Farrell and Darral Langston
Farrell, Langston married in the Caribbean

Shawn Maltby and Alicia Brewer
Brewer, Maltby to marry next year

Northstar plan fuels questions, interest
The public raised numerous concerns during Wednesday meetings on the proposal to develop a gas field on the North Fork Road near Anchor Point.

Seniors, others seek help from legislators
Taking a break from demanding legislative schedules, Sen. John Torgerson, R-Kasilof, and Rep. Ken Lancaster, R-Soldotna, spent time Saturday morning with the home folks.

Flame of Hope sparks smiles as it travels on Kenai Peninsula
Starting today, the world's attention will be focused on more than 2,500 Special Olympics athletes in Anchorage.

Tulsa firm eyes North Fork gas field's potential
A well proposed near Anchor Point could provide natural gas to southern Kenai Peninsula homes and businesses.

Project Impact worth the cost
President Bush's proposal to cut the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Project Impact to save $25 million is penny-wise, but pound-foolish.

Democrats search for leadership
WASHINGTON -- Battered Democrats, trying to keep President Bush from dominating the nation's agenda, are struggling to find a voice and fill a leadership vacuum as former President Clinton's influence recedes.

Another teen driver on the road
You could say we made a final review of Alaska's driving rules on the way to my daughter's road test.

My Best Friend
Geordon Main of Kenai finds his companion Stormy makes a pretty good blanket. Stormy's job is to make sure Geordon takes his daily nap.

Woods stands one round from victory in Dubai
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- After two straight rounds of peerless golf, Tiger Woods proved he can botch short putts like any weekend hacker.

Having a ball
Halfway through the first quarter Saturday, the Nikiski High School girls basketball team was tied at five with Grace Christian, and it looked like the Grizzlies were going to give the Bulldogs a fight down to the wire.

Ninilchik girls avenge early season loss to Seldovia
The Ninilchik Wolverines gave the Seldovia Sea Otters something to ponder as they headed out on the long bus ride home Saturday -- what just happened?

Thrashers saved by a Maracle vs. Panthers
ATLANTA -- Atlanta goaltender Norm Maracle stopped 41 shots, including three breakaways by Florida's Pavel Bure, as the Thrashers tied the Panthers 2-2 Saturday night.

Kards trump Knights
The Kenai Kardinals boys basketball team showed that good things can happen when four players score in double figures Saturday, downing Region III/4A rival Colony 71-68.

Kards girls fail to rally against rampaging Moose
The Palmer girls basketball team handed Kenai its second loss of the season Friday in Palmer in Region III/4A play.

Skyview boys whip Ninilchik
The Ninilchik High School girls basketball team, trailing by a point with two minutes to play, scored a pair of quick baskets late in the game and held on to beat Skyview 43-41 Friday in a non-region game at Skyview High School.

Hakkinen leads U.S. in biathlon
Kasilof biathlete Jay Hakkinen, 23, was the top American finisher in the 10-kilometer sprint Friday and the 12.5-kilometer pursuit Saturday at a World Cup biathlon event at Soldier Hollow, Utah.

Stanford gets sweet revenge
LOS ANGELES -- Casey Jacobsen scored 16 points and No. 1 Stanford beat No. 12 UCLA 85-79 Saturday to clinch a share of its third consecutive Pac-10 title and avenge its only loss of the season.

Ruiz wins decision vs. Holyfield
LAS VEGAS -- John Ruiz didn't look much like a champion, but he was. Evander Holyfield looked like he should retire, but said he wasn't.

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