Saturday, March 11, 2000

Power pole proves deadly to Sitka eagles
SITKA (AP) -- A power pole in Sitka has been particularly lethal to eagles this week.

Woman dies in Anchorage crash
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- An Anchorage woman died after a midnight traffic accident at a downtown intersection Wednesday night.

Legislature celebrates midway point with extra-long weekend
JUNEAU (AP) -- At the halfway point of its 121-day session, the Alaska Legislature is celebrating with an extra-long weekend.

Unocal explores K-Beach
The noise of helicopters has become a familiar sound between Kasilof and Cannery Loop, where Unocal has hired Fairweather Geophysical LLC to search for new pockets of natural gas.

Gray whales spotted in Puget Sound
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) -- Must be nearly spring. Gray whales are popping up in Puget Sound, heading north to Alaska.

Burger King to open Ketchikan restaurant
KETCHIKAN (AP) -- Burger King of Alaska will open a Ketchikan restaurant in May.

Some trappers will have to identify snares
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Trappers near Tok must put ident

State installs online Permanent Fund dividend application system
JUNEAU (AP) -- The state's Permanent Fund Division has installed on online application system that will allow Alaskans to apply for dividends via the Internet.

Coalition says fisheries have been mismanaged
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Management of the nation's fisheries has been an expensive flop for much of the last decade, a nationwide coalition of environmentalists and fishermen's groups said Thursday.

Aviation bill directs new rules for guide pilots
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Congress has directed the Federal Aviation Administration to write special safety rules for Alaska pilots who act as guides.

Woman charged in death of foster child
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A woman whose foster child died of head injuries last summer has been arrested and charged with manslaughter in the death of 10-year-old Steven Murray, according to Anchorage police.

Air Force restructuring to add military jobs in Alaska
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A proposed Air Force restructuring plan will result in a net gain of 85 military positions and a loss of one civilian position in Alaska, according to the Secretary of the Air Force's legislative liaison office.

Man gets 213 years for double murder
KENAI (AP) -- A Kasilof man has been sentenced to serve 213 years in prison for killing two women in his home in 1998.

Community Calendar

Standings as of 10 p.m. Thursday

Gebhardt also in ghost town
CRIPPLE, Alaska -- The

Gebhardt also in ghost town
CRIPPLE, Alaska -- The top teams in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race were set to leave the halfway point in their 1,100-mile trip to Nome Thursday night. Defending champion Doug Swingley was first into this Gold Rush ghost town, and he was expected to be the first to leave.

Special athletes ready for statewide games
With excited smiles, nine area athletes will travel to Anchorage this weekend to compete in the Special Olympics pre-game events. They will compete in alpine skiing and snowshoeing, two of the seven competitions planned.

Unocal explores K-Beach
The noise of helicopters has become a familiar sound between Kasilof and Cannery Loop, where Unocal has hired Fairweather Geophysical LLC to search for new pockets of natural gas.

A different kind of spring break
Is Kenai becoming the new destination spot for college students on spring break? Not quite.

A different kind of spring break
Is Kenai becoming the new destination spot for college students on spring break? Not quite.

Summer's coming
A campfire on the beach - nice any time of year.

Obituary
Verona Marie Ragland

Obituary

Freeze-thaw pattern hard on ski trails
A reliable rule for finding in-shape ski trails will be as valuable this weekend as any: Go where the races are.

This ski tour ain't no Birkie
It was about 8:30 a.m. Sunday, as I slumbered into Anchorage's Service High School puffy-eyed and dull, that I realized I was not in Wisconsin anymore.

Around the Peninsula
Watershed Forum to sponsor discussion

Around the Peninsula

Oilers Corner
Oilers round out staff

Sports Briefs
Drag racing meeting scheduled The Kenai Peninsulas drag racers will hold an organizational meeting March 20 at the Kenai Merit Inn on Willow Street in Kenai from 7 to 9 p.m.

The Next Level
Sewards Smith skis at NCAA Championships Aubrey Smith, a graduate of Seward High School who now attends Northern Michigan University, is competing at the NCAA Division I Cross-Country Skiing Championships in Soldier Hollow, Utah.

Area skiers collect gold in relays
Soldotna's Brent Knight and Nikiski's Zach Hall joined forces Thursday to ski to a three-by-three-kilometer mixed relay win in the Junior 2 competition at the Junior National cross-country ski championships in Jackson, N.H.

Area skiers collect gold in relays
Soldotna's Brent Knight and Nikiski's Zach Hall joined forces Thursday to ski to a three-by-three-kilometer mixed relay win in the Junior 2 competition at the Junior National cross-country ski championships in Jackson, N.H.

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