Sunday, April 16, 2000

Looking Back, CORRECTIVE
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Members who used BC-AK--Looking Back, sent April 12, under a Fairbanks datline, are asked to use the following story.

Settlement reached in Bethel halfway-house lawsuit
BETHEL (AP) -- Residents of a Bethel halfway house have settled a lawsuit against the center's former and current operators that alleged substandard living conditions.

Deported Anchorage author allowed to return to Alaska
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A children's author deported last Christmas to her native Mexico will be allowed to return, at least temporarily.

Four students suspended over threats
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- As the first anniversary of one of the nation's deadliest school shootings approaches, four Anchorage middle school students have been suspended after allegedly threatening to use guns and bombs on the campus.

House reaches agreement on university, rural electric funding
JUNEAU (AP) -- The state House solved two pieces of its adjournment puzzle Saturday by reaching agreement on a pair of high-profile issues -- more money for the University of Alaska, and a steady subsidy for rural electric rates.

Port Lions wants to reopen burned cannery
KODIAK (AP) -- Residents of Port Lions want to rebuild a cannery destroyed by fire nearly a quarter-century ago to provide jobs and a tax base for the Kodiak Island village.

Native hospital hampered by transportation trouble
SITKA (AP) -- A regional Native hospital in Sitka says one of its biggest obstacles in treating patients is limited airline and ferry service that makes it difficult to reach the facility.

Seniors find needles in lunches
BETHEL (AP) -- Two senior citizens found what appeared to be beading needles in lunches delivered to their homes from the Bethel Senior Center early this month, police said.

Fictional whale named
SITKA (AP) -- A six-year old Sitka boy won a contest to name a whale featured in an upcoming children's book.

Alaska back on top in per-capita federal aid
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A 10 percent boost in federal dollars directed toward Alaska last year returned the state to a familiar position -- the top of the heap when it comes to per-capita spending.

Alaska press awards
Report of all of the press awards from this weekend Alaska Press Conferenc e

Senate approves capital budget of more than $1 billion
JUNEAU (AP) -- The state Senate approved a capital budget of more than $1 billion Friday with most of the money going toward road projects.

House, Senate consider school bonds
JUNEAU (AP) -- The state House and Senate are considering separate $269.5 million bond packages to repair or build Alaska schools but some rural legislators say the measures don't go far enough.

House proposes larger endowment for rural power rates
JUNEAU (AP) -- An endowment fund proposed for lowering electric rates in rural communities may get a huge infusion of state cash under a bill changed in the House on Friday.

Travelers delayed by airline cancellations in Dutch Harbor
UNALASKA (AP) -- Alaska Airlines has canceled half its Dutch Harbor flights in April, as well as flights to other hubs of Bush Alaska.

Knowles pushes for children's programs, state contracts
JUNEAU (AP) -- Gov. Tony Knowles urged lawmakers Friday not to adjourn without addressing his spending priorities, including money for children's programs and state employee contracts.

Anchorage teacher named best gym teacher in country
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A national group has named an Anchorage high school gym teacher the best in the country.

Richardson scenic corridor plan hits detour
VALDEZ (AP) -- A furor over possible curbs on property owners has halted a plan to designate part of the Richardson Highway as a national scenic byway.

Public radio in a pickle on peninsula
Tripped by a failing transmitter part, public radio station KDLL-91.9 FM is temporarily off the air.

New Enstar president promises commitment to community
Business leaders heard a message of commitment to the community from Enstar's new president at the Kenai Chamber of Commerce lunch Wednesday.

Around the Peninsula
Eagles auxiliary president comes to KenaiKenai council members to tour Challenger CenterBoys and Girls Club featured at Soldotna chamberTax cap initiative topic for Homer luncheonPCI to offer computer workshopsKenai River Festival 2000 looking for local artists

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Keeping out of trouble Refinery's safety specialist reflects modern industry's caution
People don't know what we do. They ask if I clean teeth or fingernails.

Two Republican candidates file for Smalley's seat
An incumbent running for re-election now has a couple of hurdles to jump.

Time's up for taxes Monday
Those who file federal income taxes early may sleep early Monday night. But those who procrastinate till the last plausible moment may visit the Kenai and Soldotna post offices.

New Enstar president promises commitment to community
Business leaders heard a message of commitment to the community from Enstar's new president at the Kenai Chamber of Commerce lunch Wednesday.

Ceremony, gift celebrate history of Russian village
NIKOLAEVSK -- Babushkas and babies, children of all sizes dressed in everything from Old World embroidered sarafan dresses to "Amerikansky" blue jeans, teachers and guests all filed into the gymnasium at Nikolaevsk School on Thursday afternoon for a special occasion.

Public radio in a pickle on peninsula
Tripped by a failing transmitter part, public radio station KDLL-91.9 FM is temporarily off the air.

Bounty hunter trial takes new twist
Kidnapping, conspiracy to commit kidnapping and burglary charges against the three defendants in Kenai's bounty hunter trial were dismissed by Superior Court Judge Jonathan Link Saturday morning.

Macvie, Lance plan August wedding
Meagan Macvie and Gordon Lance have announced their plans to marry Aug. 12, 2000, at Upper Summit Lake.

Sunny day sweeps records away
It was a good day for a track meet.

One more milestone
MINNEAPOLIS -- Cal Ripken can add another big number -- 3,000 -- to his Hall of Fame resume.

Oakland spices up dull draft by taking Janikowski
NEW YORK -- Leave it to the Raiders to provide a kick to an otherwise predictable NFL draft.

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