Sunday, March 25, 2001

Rural senator objects to mandatory borough bill
JUNEAU (AP) -- Senate Finance Committee members sparred Thursday over a Fairbanks lawmaker's plan to look at organizing rural areas into boroughs.

UAA hockey coach is out
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The coach of the hockey team at the University of Alaska Anchorage has been removed from his job.

Village turns out for unscheduled landing of Delta flight
ANCHORAGE -- The community of Cold Bay nearly quadrupled Friday night when a Delta Airlines jet was forced to make an unscheduled landing in the Alaska Peninsula community 40 miles from the start of the Aleutian Islands.

Conference looks for solution to sea otter deaths
CORDOVA (AP) -- Dozens of sea otters found washed up on beaches near Cordova could be dying from eating fish waste discharged into Orca Inlet by seafood processors.

House passes bill to take Social Security numbers off drivers' licenses
JUNEAU (AP) -- The state House unanimously approved a bill Friday that would keep Social Security numbers off drivers' licenses in Alaska.

Venetie's traditional chief dead at age 87
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Abraham Christian, Venetie's traditional chief, died Saturday at age 87.

Murder case pits brother vs. brother
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Jerry Medina is in town from Canada, here to offer a reward for the capture of the man he believes killed his older brother.

Voters asked again to decide on new Eagle River high school
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Voters will decide next week whether Eagle River needs a new high school for 800 students at a cost of more than $40 million.

Fugitive arrested in Anchorage
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A fugitive wanted on a homicide charge in San Diego was captured Thursday at an Anchorage apartment, according to Alaska State Troopers.

Anchorage officials look for answers to public inebriates
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- City officials and public service agencies are exploring ways to deal with a growing problem of public inebriates.

Three wolves die in Denali after collaring
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Three wolves in Denali National Park and Preserve died this month after being darted for collaring, and the park has suspended its wolf collaring program until an investigation is completed.

Anchorage school district to discipline paintball shooters
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Anchorage School District will discipline two Chugiak High School students authorities believe participated in paintball attacks against Alaska Natives, but school authorities are still deciding how severely to punish them.

Senate bill would look at gender bias in state pay
JUNEAU (AP) -- State senators want to find out whether gender bias affects pay for state workers. They passed a bill Friday that would pay for a $50,000 study of the issue.

Kodiak complex launches third rocket
KODIAK (AP) -- The third launch at Kodiak's Rocket Launch Complex went off perfectly, officials of the facility said Friday.

Organizers seek ballot initiative for cruise ship passenger head tax
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Organizers are collecting signatures for a ballot initiative that would require cruise ship passengers in Alaska to pay a $75 head tax.

Chat room predator sentenced to two years
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A 22-year-old Fairbanks man whose meeting in an Internet chat room led to sexual relationship with a minor was sentenced to two years in prison Friday.

Historic Nenana depot damaged by driver
FAIRBANKS -- A pickup truck moving between 55 and 70 mph slammed into the historic Nenana railroad depot Thursday night, sending an old safe flying through a wall and knocking out the building's windows.

Rampart senator introduces hate crimes bill
JUNEAU (AP) -- Sen. Georgianna Lincoln introduced a hate crimes bill Friday that lets prosecutors file tougher charges against people who commit crimes motivated by prejudice.

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Around the Peninsula
Computer classes offered Home school meeting to be held B and B Association to meet Auction slated to raise fundsVillage Fair plannedAnimal group seeking volunteers, materialsKBEA scholarship applications availableSecretary, members needed for board

NOW PLAYING:Say it isn't so
Don't you just love a good stroke joke? I don't know about you, but I just can't get enough of the hilarity associated with tormenting someone who is confined to a wheelchair due to a debilitating stroke.

Down on the farm
By the shore of little Loon Lake, beneath the birch trees, nearly hidden by brush, stand about half a dozen tiny structures.

Trent Burnett and Michelle Davis
Davis, Burnett plan Tahoe wedding

Lucas Stuart and Jodie Frost
Frost, Stuart to wed in July

Ella Foster and Gabriel Swank
Foster, Swank plan private ceremony

KRSMA addition on table
Several Kenai River tributaries and thousands of acres by Kenai, Cooper and Trail lakes would become part of Alaska State Parks under a bill introduced by Rep. Ken Lancaster, R-Soldotna.

KRSMA addition on table
Several Kenai River tributaries and thousands of acres by Kenai, Cooper and Trail lakes would become part of Alaska State Parks under a bill introduced by Rep. Ken Lancaster, R-Soldotna.

State official says reports already received of bruins in Cooper Landing, Sterling
They're back and they want something from you -- your garbage.

PhotoFeature: Birds of a feather
Crows use the beams of a cabin to ride out a snowstorm in Homer Friday morning.

Father of victim speaks
Sitting in court on Friday, Ron Meireis, of Nikiski, heard his sons -- Robbie and Justin -- described as "thugs" by defense attorney James McComas.

Hungry bears rise from winter slumber
They're back and they want something from you -- your garbage.

Both sides outline case
Brought together by actions of their sons on the afternoon of March 12, 2000, Ron Meireis and Larry and Annette Nudson, all of Nikiski, sat only a few feet apart in Kenai's Superior Court Room A on Friday.

Questions abound about future of America's favorite fuel -- natural gas
WASHINGTON-- For a decade natural gas has been the fuel to love. It's clean, plentiful and found close to home. Most important, it was cheap.

Census numbers reveal growth trends in surprising places
If there's power in numbers, Sterling and Nikiski may have some newfound clout.

Bush keeps rosy economic outlook
WASHINGTON -- Even in the face of a stock market rout and an economic slowdown, President Bush is sticking to his plan. He is not trimming his spending proposals nor his $1.6 trillion tax cut to reflect a potentially lower surplus from a downturn.

New worlds beckon as single grandparent turns into uncharted waters
"Grandma Mac doesn't have a grandpa for me," my grandson announced to his parents -- my daughter and son-in-law -- after he recently spent a weekend with me at my cabin.

Ella Foster and Gabriel Swank
Foster, Swank plan private ceremony

Lucas Stuart and Jodie Frost
Frost, Stuart to wed in July

Trent Burnett and Michelle Davis
Davis, Burnett plan Tahoe wedding

Kodiak boys, T-Birds girls take state titles
The Kodiak Bears boys basketball team silenced all who doubted them as they toppled the giant of basketball Saturday --the East Thunderbirds.

Kwan wins fourth worlds, Hughes takes bronze
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Michelle Kwan has her fourth world championship -- and a big edge heading to the Olympics.

Blue Devils return to Final Four
PHILADELPHIA -- Duke's been down this road before.

Kodiak, East earn trips to final
Kodiak and Anchorage's East High set up a much-anticipated showdown in Saturday's final with victories Friday at the Class 4A boys semifinals at the state basketball tournament at the Sullivan Arena in Anchorage.

Kenai, Soldotna come up short
While the Kenai Central High School girls and the Soldotna boys were unable to notch a win at the Alaska School Activities Association State 4A Basketball Championships, both teams left the tournament with a feeling of accomplishment.

Boston still loves Bourque
BOSTON -- This wasn't the victory lap Ray Bourque was dreaming about during all those years with the Boston Bruins.

Yankees' Jeter, Dodgers' Brown also could be shelved for start of season
Nomar Garciaparra is doubtful for opening day. Derek Jeter and Kevin Brown might miss out, too.

Ninilchik girls earn trip to defend state title
The Ninilchik Wolverines girls basketball team showed why they are the defending state champs as they pounded out a win over rival Seldovia Friday in a 43-31 decision to advance to the Region II District 3/2A championship game.

Ninilchik girls earn trip to defend state title
The Ninilchik Wolverines girls basketball team showed why they are the defending state champs as they pounded out a win over rival Seldovia Friday in a 43-31 decision to advance to the Region II District 3/2A championship game.

Terps usher Stanford out of tourney
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- There are no All-Americans on this Maryland team. It doesn't need any.

Nikiski wins one for pride
While the Kenai Central High School girls and the Soldotna boys were unable to notch a win at the Alaska School Activities Association State 4A Basketball Championships, both teams left the tournament with a feeling of accomplishment.

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