Tuesday, March 21, 2000

March 17: Voice of The (Anchorage) Times on Phillips becoming a major Alaska player:
Wednesday's confirmation that Phillips Petroleum Co. is purchasing all of ARCO's Alaska assets from BP Amoco is great for th

Former Elmendorf NCO loses anthrax battle with Air Force
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Refusing to take the anthrax vaccine has cost a former noncommissioned officer at Elmendorf Air Force Base his military career.

Administration to phase out gas additive MTBE
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Clinton administration announced Monday it will ban MTBE as a gasoline additive on grounds it poses a risk to public health and the environment.

House members propose vague financial plan
JUNEAU (AP) -- A small group of state lawmakers proposed a plan Tuesday to fill the state's budget gap with a mixture of Permanent Fund earnings and taxes on the public and industry.

Rosier to head Outdoor Council
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Carl Rosier of Juneau has been named president of the Alaska Outdoor Council, the state's largest hunting and fishing organization.

Crude slips, other energy futures rise
NEW YORK (AP) -- The countdown to OPEC's momentous decision on output levels next week produced volatility in crude oil trading Tuesday on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The expiring April contract tumbled 5 percent while the May contract rose.

Fairbanks woman arrested for filing false kidnapping report
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Police arrested a 19-year-old Fairbanks woman Saturday for filing a phony report claiming two unknown assailants kidnapped, attempted to rape and threatened to kill her Friday night after she got off work.

Processor says no to Bristol Bay salmon season
DILLINGHAM (AP) -- Seattle-based American Seafoods said this week that it will not return to Bristol Bay for this summer's red salmon season.

Iditarod awards banquet honors race standouts
NOME (AP) -- Champion Doug Swingley of Lincoln, Mont., was handed his first-place check for $60,000 and the keys to a new pickup truck during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race mushers' banquet here over the weekend.

State Supreme Court reinstates antitrust lawsuits
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The Alaska Supreme Court has ruled that two Superior Court judges wrongly dismissed antitrust lawsuits filed against Fairbanks Memorial Hospital and a local group of anesthesiologists.

Nikiski man indicted on murder charge
KENAI (AP) -- A Nikiski man has been indicted on a charge of first-degree murder for a shooting last week that left one man dead and injured three others.

Last two mushers reach Nome
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Iditarod is officially over.

MD80 flight aborted by brake problem
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Firefighters put out a small fire on the wheel of an Alaska Airlines MD80 jet after the pilot reported brake problems as he taxied for takeoff Sunday evening.

City trash truck strikes and kills Anchorage man
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- An elderly man died Monday when he was struck by a trash truck while crossing a downtown street, police said.

March 17: Fairbanks Daily News-Miner on Phillips becoming a major Alaska player:
It is a relief to all who have watched and theorized and worried

Safety seminar focuses on aircraft accidents and passenger awareness
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Aircraft accidents are the leading cause of on-the-job deaths in Alaska, and the health specialists who had a hand in reducing the fatality rates in commercial fishing and logging have begun taking a hard look at flight safety.

Fairbanks family embraces a mushing lifestyle
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- If success were based solely on the contributions from those around you, then team Blevins is a winner.

Missile defense test delayed
A planned April test of the National Missile Defense system has been pushed back until late June, raising doubts about whether President Clinton will be in office long enough to decide whether to deploy the multibillion-dollar system.

Eagles snatch up another pet dog in Valdez
VALDEZ (AP) -- There's been another report of bald eagles flying away with a family pet in this Prince William Sound community.

Chitina dipnetter fees rising to $25 this summer
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Dipnetters who want to take red salmon from the Copper River will have to dip deeper into their pockets this summer.

Airline CEO tries to reassure public about carrier safety
SEATTLE (AP) -- Alaska Airlines' chief executive officer scrambled Monday to assure the public that no unsafe planes have been sent out from the airline's maintenance bases.

Alaska a big challenge for census takers
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- At the Tanana Chiefs Conference convention last week, Dee Olin tossed stress-reducing balls at delegates and gave away bumper stickers and balloons.

Another fight shaping up to alternative to King Cove Road
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A battle appears to be shaping up again over a road-ferry option from King Cove to Cold Bay, on the Alaska Peninsula.

Fish Board asked to reduce hatchery chum production
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Fishermen in Western Alaska want the state Board of Fisheries to reduce the number of chum salmon produced by hatchery operators in Southeast and Prince William Sound.

Community Calendar
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The Community Calendar lists events and meetings of nonprofit organizations. Deadline for submissions is noon the preceding workday. To have your organization's event or meeting listed, call 283-7551 or fax your information to 283-3299.

LIO Schedule
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Around the Peninsula
Soldotna mayor to speak at Alliance meetingEra official to address Soldotna chamberMagic show coming to Redoubt ElementaryCrohns and colitis support group to meetFree tax assistance offered by IRSGenealogist to meet on Thursday Soldotna seniors plan dinner to raise funds

Around the Peninsula
Soldotna mayor to speak at Alliance meeting Public health nurse to visit communities CIRCAC to host committee meeting Preschool plans garage sale Blood drive scheduled Scholarship applications available

Fish Board asked to reduce hatchery chum production
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Fishermen in Western Alaska want the state Board of Fisheries to reduce the number of chum salmon produced by hatchery operators in Southeast and Prince William Sound.

Chitina dipnetter fees rising to $25 this summer
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Dipnetters who want to take red salmon from the Copper River will have to dip deeper into their pockets this summer.

Last two mushers reach Nome
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Iditarod is officially over.

Iditarod awards banquet honors race standouts
NOME (AP) -- Champion Doug Swingley of Lincoln, Mont., was handed his first-place check for $60,000 and the keys to a new pickup truck during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race mushers' banquet here over the weekend.

Mahan sentenced for animal cruelty
The Soldotna woman found guilty of animal cruelty early this month can still own an animal, but only one at a time, and it cannot be a horse.

Should CPGH board operate in open?
Gene Dyson thought something was amiss when he was denied full access to a Feb. 24 board meeting of the nonprofit corporation that runs the publicly owned hospital in Soldotna.

Alternative transportation idea earns senior honors
Jason Redmond has acquired more from his government class project than just a good grade.

Photo feature:
Melting ice on the beach in Kenai

Soldotna land swap finally settled
It really doesn't take much to make Soldotna City Manager Tom Boedeker's week.

Assembly to address selection to NPFMC
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly will get a chance to comment on the governor's recent appointments to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council at its meeting tonight.

Photo feature: Hurry up!
Virginia Shook's dog Baby takes a dash top seat .

School board, assembly, lawmakers relationship stands on shaky ground
Everyone wants better education for Kenai Peninsula students. But legislators and borough officials differ about how to accomplish that goal in times of tight budgets.

Kenai council votes to support gas line
Kenai Mayor John Williams was preaching to the choir Wednesday night when he showed the city council his computerized pitch for Nikiski being the south end of the proposed North Slope natural gas pipeline.

LNG consortium ponders Phase II feasibility study
An industry consortium will consider continuing its study of the feasibility of a pipeline to bring North Slope natural gas to market during meetings this week in Tokyo.

Myron (Mike) Cronce
Myron (Mike) Cronce died March 11, 2000, in Bowie, Ariz. He was 69.

Zola L. Rheuby
Soldotna resident Zola L. Rheuby died Saturday, March 18, 2000, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. She was 83.

Fairbanks family embraces a mushing lifestyle
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- If success were based solely on the contributions from those around you, then team Blevins is a winner.

Alaska SeaLife Center News
Skijor race a successNew in the diving tankComing in April

Community News
Students named to deans' lists Skyview graduate completes Army trainingSoldotna man accepts position in TexasYoung Marines graduateStesney graduates from basic trainingService officer elected Western District commanderPing pong tournament announces winners

Community News
Rep. Phillips announces scholarshipsBlood Drive plannedClicks for Licks benefit plannedSoldotna Lodge host successful lobster dinner

Births

Kenai long-range shooter fun to talk to, hard to guard
Ask anyone, and they'll tell you how pleasant it is to be around Kenai senior Cory Hershberger.

Eagles snatch up another pet dog in Valdez
VALDEZ (AP) -- There's been another report of bald eagles flying away with a family pet in this Prince William Sound community.

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