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Sunday, March 12, 2000

Teenager sentenced to 99 years for cabbie murder
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Aaron Andrus is different from most teenage murderers -- he did well in school, didn't abuse alcohol or drugs, and was being brought up by loving parents.

Kodiak state cod fishery opened Saturday
KODIAK (AP) -- A state Pacific cod fishery opened Saturday in the Kodiak area with a quota slightly higher than last year and prices expected to be high for the season.

Fairbanks judge dismisses lawsuit by ex-North Pole mayor
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A Fairbanks judge has dismissed what was left of a lawsuit filed by a former North Pole mayor that alleged a corrupt election process in the Interior city.

Heart arrhythmia blamed for Anchorage student's death
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- An irregular heartbeat was the likely cause of death of a Dimond High School sophomore who suddenly died last week, according to the state medical examiner's office.

Ruby welcomes 1975 Iditarod winner Emmitt Peters home again
RUBY (AP) -- Church bells rang and villagers cheered as 1975 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race winner Emmitt Peters drove his dog team back home Saturday, if only for a short visit.

Legislators debate fast ferry option for improved Juneau access
JUNEAU (AP) -- After five years and $5 million in studies, the state Department of Transportation decided the best alternative for improving access to Alaska's capital was a road built along the east side of Lynn Canal to Skagway.

Snow crab fishery looking good for April 1 opening
UNALASKA (AP) -- Conditions are looking good for an April 1 opening of the state's snow-crab fishery in the Bering Sea.

Swingley overtakes Gebhardt to reclaim Iditarod lead
KALTAG (AP) -- Defending champion Doug Swingley set a blistering pace down the Yukon River on Saturday to reclaim the lead in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

Murder trial bogs down over Miranda rights dispute
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Was accused killer Adam Hamilton read his Miranda rights when he was arrested last fall? One Alaska State Trooper says yes, while another says no.

Cook Inlet Region reports record profit in 1999
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Cook Inlet Region Inc., the Native regional corporation for Southcentral Alaska, earned a record $57.4 million in 1999, the corporation reported Friday.

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Swingley takes lead back from Gebhardt
KALTAG -- Defending champion Doug Swingley set a blistering pace down the Yukon River Saturday to reclaim the lead in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

Idita-spouses keep home fires burning
The Iditarod Trail may be fraught with peril for mushers, but for families left behind, it can be a bit of a dog's life on the home front too.

Ruby welcomes favorite mushing son home
RUBY -- Church bells rang and villagers cheered as 1975 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race winner Emmitt Peters drove his dog team back home Saturday, if only for a short visit.

Jackinskys celebrate golden anniversary

Cissell, McAdara to wed in Kenai
Angella Cissell and Jerred McAdara have announced plans to marry at First Baptist Church of Kenai on July 8.

Gray, Grossl plan August wedding

Budding out
Deep snow blankets the hills, but green shoots are sprouting and flower buds are opening -- indoors.

Loss of rights making life miserable for 88-year-old woman
When Sophie Bradley carved out a homestead in the wilds of Alaska shortly after World War II, she never dreamed she would someday be fighting the state she so dearly loved for control of her own life.

Turner gets max for murder
Superior Court Judge Harold Brown disregarded advice of counsel Friday afternoon at the first-degree murder sentencing of Everett Turner.

1,732 acres remain off limits to borough land selection
The Kenai Peninsula Borough will have to go to court if it still wants 1,732 acres the state recommends for addition to the Kenai River Special Management Area.

SoHi girls tip SkyHi
The Soldotna and Skyview girls basketball teams met for their last regular season game at Skyview Saturday night. The Stars prevailed in the rivals' matchup, taking home a 52-30 victory.

Kardinals split with Soldotna
Try as they might, the Kenai Central High School boys basketball team couldn't quite get over the hump Friday in a Region III/4A game at Soldotna High School.

Beware of 'Dawgs
'I think our point guards and wings did a pretty good job of getting it down in the post. If we play together like we did today, I don't think anybody can stop us.'

Kodiak boys rally to drag down Seahawks
The Seahawks caught the Bears by surprise in a nonregion game, taking a 22-16 lead at the half before Kodiak rallied for the 54-49 win Saturday.

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