Tuesday, April 17, 2001

Anchorage man killed in single-vehicle accident
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- An Anchorage man died early Sunday after he rolled his vehicle while driving northbound on the Seward Highway near the Potter Creek trail head to Chugach State Park.

State to appeal federal campaign finance ruling
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The state plans to appeal a recent federal court decision against Alaska's campaign finance law.

Railroad settles with state over spill costs
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Alaska Railroad has agreed to pay more that $530,000 to the state as a result of five railroad spills.

Tanana breakup believed to be still some time away
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- People who bet on an early breakup in this year's Nenana Ice Classic because of an unseasonably warm winter could be left out in the cold.

April 12: Voice of The (Anchorage) Times on ALPAR:
A recent survey of Alaska's rural residents showed that Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling is the environmental group they know and like best.

Great Alaska Shootout, Top of World Classic get NCAA reprieves
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Great Alaska Shootout will remain a Thanksgiving Day fixture here at least three more years. And the Top of the World Classic in Fairbanks is safe for at least two more years.

Official fire season to begin early on portions of Kenai Peninsula
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Tinder dry conditions are responsible for an earlier start of the official fire season in many areas of Alaska this spring.

Crude oil and saltwater soak tundra at Kuparuk Oil field
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Corrosion in a pipe apparently caused what may be one of the largest spills on the North Slope over the past five years -- 92,400 gallons of saltwater and crude oil that leaked late Sunday.

Steller sea lion plan boosts fishing
ANCHORAGE(AP) -- A federal panel on Monday approved a plan for the second half of this year that increases protection for Steller sea lions in some areas while boosting opportunities for commercial fishermen.

Alaska Lobbyists-List,
JUNEAU (AP) -- Here is a Top 10 list of the highest paid lobbyists in the state last year plus the Top 10 spenders, according to a report prepared by the Alaska Public Offices Commission. Lobbyist totals include fees plus expenses.

April 12: Fairbanks Daily News-Miner on preserving the Interior's voice:
The numbers don't lie: between 1990 and 2000 the largest population growth in Alaska took place in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley.

Ulmer presses FCC for cheap rural access to Internet
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Alaska Lt. Gov. Fran Ulmer said she got what she expected from the Federal Communication Commission's chairman during a meeting in the capital Thursday: no comment.

April 11: Anchorage Daily News on Alaska's revenue forecast:
The state Department of Revenue makes its spring forecast today. In December, the department projected a $514 million deficit for fiscal year 2002 which begins in July. Oil prices have dipped, so now the gap is likely to surpass $600 million.

Engineering contracts awarded for gas pipeline studies
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Veco Corp. and Natchiq Inc. are involved in two different joint ventures that will work on engineering studies of routes for a proposed pipeline to take North Slope natural gas to the Lower 48, according to the big North Slope gas owners.

Whiteouts prompt first-ever cancellation of Arctic Man
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Whiteout conditions over the weekend prompted the first cancellation of the Arctic Man Ski and Sno-Go Classic in the event's 16-year history.

Alaska Native health officials declare war on soda pop
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Alaska Native health officials declared war Monday on soda pop and vowed to try to reduce sales in Native communities and schools.

State officials say census numbers almost on target
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The census people flew into Hobart Bay last year, stayed for 15 minutes and then took off again.

Spending package coming together piece by piece
JUNEAU (AP) -- In the next three and a half weeks, legislative decisions will determine how much schools spend on teachers and books next year, how many troopers patrol the highways, whether new schools are built -- and how much money the state pulls out of its savings account.

Man arrested after sexual assault that left woman hospitalized
JUNEAU (AP) -- A Juneau man has been arrested on a charge of sexual assault in connection with a weekend attack that left a woman hospitalized.

Community Calendar
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Around the Peninsula
Blood bank in need of donorsBoard meeting slated Domestic violence seminar offeredKenai council to hold work sessionsClub house to close for trainingSeniors to hold salesTraining the trainer classes to be heldSummer activities fair plannedApple grafting workshop planned

Community Calendar
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Around the Peninsula
Horn to address Soldotna chamberCultural diversity training session plannedRelay for Life meeting is today in KenaiDon Young to address Kenai chamber KRSMA board meets ThursdayHerring fishery opens MondaySmall Business Expo on tap

Outdoors
Still a little early before our spring bear hunting gets into full swing. Still a lot of snow out there and not much grass growing here in the Kenai &

A visual feast on display at the Kenai Fine Arts Center
A pearlescent green dragon sculpted from minutely cut metal pieces by KCHS tenth grader Amanda Moody greets you at the door and sets the tone for the twelfth annual Student Art show at the

BP looks for those special teachers
From now until April 20th, community members have the opportunity to nominate a favorite teacher to be honored in the BP Teacher of Excellence program.

Unocal sponsors new clean up day
Spring community clean up days have been around for many years, but this year a new program sponsored by Unocal Alaska and hosted by both the Kenai and Soldotna Chamber of Commerce's.

$10,000 donated to the Boys & Girls Club
"This is a tremendous boost for us, it's really going to help us enhance what we are already doing in our programs around the Peninsula communities.

United Youth Courts of Alaska annual convention
AlaskaYouth Court judges, attorneys, and bailiffs from 16 courts around the state gathered in Kenai last week for the United Youth Courts of Alaska (UYCA) annual convention. According to LeAnn Opal, Program Coordinator for UYCA, this is the first time the convention has been held on the Kenai Peninsula.

'Caring For the Kenai' Semi-finalist entries displayed at Big K-Mart
Responding to requests from educators and community members to broaden the public exposure of the "Caring for the Kenai" (CFK) contest entries, Unocal Alaska, and Agrium, the CFK sponsors, joined with Big K-Mart in Kenai for the first ever public display of all the CFK semi-finalist entries.

NOW PLAYING: Along Came A Spider
My dad called me from Texas the other night and got the answering machine. Beep "How do you know when to talk on these things? Oh. Hi, I was just calling to see how y'all are. And I wanted to go see that Spider movie. But I need to know if Morgan Freeman's the bad guy.

Schrader honored by DAV for advocacy
After a lifetime of fighting for the rights of Americans in general and veterans in particular, Kenai resident Glenn D. Schrader was honored by Disabled American Veterans Chapter 5 of Kenai for his tireless efforts.

Photo feature:What a kick
Kelly Hagelund gets a leg up while kicking a foot bag with Shannon Haskin, Zach Gilbert, Justin Peterson and other friends in a parking lot in Kenai last week.

Fishery council recommends charter IFQs
Charter boat skippers soon could own shares in Alaska's annual halibut quota under a plan recommended Saturday by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council.

Former mayor backs prison
Setting himself apart from the Soldotna City Council, Rep. Ken Lancaster, R-Soldotna, added his support to legislation approving the Kenai Peninsula Borough as the home of Alaska's first private prison.

Carey era under way in Soldotna
The David Carey era began in Soldotna on Wednesday night when the lifelong Soldotna resident was sworn in as mayor by City Clerk Patricia Burdick.

Homer shooter pleads not guilty
Friday, a Kenai grand jury indicted John R. Powell on 10 felony counts connected with a shooting near Homer April 5. Monday, Powell pleaded not guilty.

Drilling plan draws concerns
Officials with Phillips Alaska Inc. told an Anchor Point crowd Wednesday that a planned drilling operation a quarter-mile from Stariski Creek will not endanger the environment nor have much of an impact on nearby residents.

Big success: United Way exceeds goal by more than $100,000
In August, when Kenai Peninsula United Way Executive Director Evy Gebhardt and campaign chair Bob Fa

Photo feature: Getting to know you
Analisa Selden and her 14-month-old son Liam pet Drifter Saturday during 4H-Animal Awareness Day at the Soldotna Sports Center.

Photo feature: Special housewarming
Members of the community sing "Bless This House" in the front room of the Kunnuk family's new Habitat for Humanity home in Soldotna during a dedication ceremony Friday.

Cooper Landing business seal's new deal
It could be pondered why Popeye the Sailor Man gets so strong after eating a can of spinach, but how much stronger would he have been after eating a Sacketts' Kenai Grill vacuum-packed meal?

Rashaw John Welch
Starrucca, Pa., resident Rashaw John Welch died Thursday, April 12, 2001, at his home after an illness. He was 78.

William Frederick Stroble
Sterling resident William Frederick Stroble died of natural causes Wednesday, April 11, 2001, at his home near Sterling. He was 91.

Dorothy Louise 'Kittie' Trumbly
Soldotna area resident Dorothy Louise "Kittie" Trumbly died Friday, April 13, 2001, at her home south of Soldotna. She was 70.

Steven J. McClain
Soldotna resident Steven J. McClain died of natural causes at Central Peninsula General Hospital Friday, April 13, 2001. He was 56.

Letters to the Editor
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Safe schools, strong foundation in basic skills, vision for future all part of equation
Alaska is one of the most prosperous states in the United States, and as such our children should have the best education possible. Every child deserves a world-class education in a safe, drug-free environment where the best, brightest and most devoted teachers teach them. We are very fortunate to have exceptional teachers on the Kenai Peninsula.

Letters to the Editor
Borough needs contingency plan before any prison contract signedEven though he wins, defendant stands to lose because of costsFolk wisdom applies to recent trialHalibut IFQs for charter fleet give public less control over resourceKenai Middle School should not be ashamed of its Kossack mascot

Bill offers Kenai River necessary protection
A bill that would add nearly 8,000 acres to the Kenai River Special Management Area deserves the Legislature's approval and the unanimous support of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly.

Applause
It took whole community to produce Village Fair

Military aid to Taiwan: Round No. 2 with China
The return to American soil of the 24-member crew of the Navy EP-3 reconn

Applause
Skyview students, community schools form winning teamPhillips helps feed area's hungry with $10,000 donation to food bank

Mighty mites
The Kenai Peninsula Hockey Association Ice Hawks Mite C team won the Mite C State Championship March 18 in Anchorage They defeated the Anchorage Hockey Association Red Wings 4-2 at the Tesoro Sports Center.

Peninsula teens earn international Internet award
Two Kenai Peninsula teen-agers and their coach traveled to Switzerland last month to pick up awards in an international Web page contest.

Community Schools
This listing of Soldotna Community School classes beginning this week serves as a reminder for preregistered participants. Most classes require preregistration and prepayment.

Births
Leah Shay Hoffman and Michael Salzman

Peninsula People
Trooper receives honor, awardsStudents named to honor listsAirmen graduate basic trainingSoHi grad receives special training Skaters place in skating

Ask a Trooper
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Community news
Clubs name new membersHat contest slated for Seward

Senior Menus
Menus from Senior Centers throughout the peninsula

Senior Briefs
Activities of Senior Centers throughout the area.

Pennsylvania kielbasa king ends reign after 63 years
NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) -- Long live the kielbasa king.

Iverson, 76ers make patchwork out of New York Knickerbockers
PHILADELPHIA -- Allen Iverson scored 27 points and Dikembe Mutombo added eight points and 16 rebounds as the Sixers beat the New York Knicks 89-82 Sunday, snapping a two-game losing skid and defeating a playoff-bound team for just the fourth time in 13 games.

Vann guard - Net safe with senior goalie
Over the past four years, soccer coaches have been building programs from scratch at the Kenai Peninsula's high schools.

Red Sox hammer Yankees
BOSTON -- Frank Castillo allowed two hits in six shutout innings Monday as the Boston Red Sox beat the New York Yankees 4-1 in the traditional 11 a.m. Patriots' Day game at Fenway Park.

Soccer preview
The Kenai Kardinals boys soccer team will be heading onto the field this season with a fairly simple goal in mind -- to play every game to its fullest.

Going to Xtremes for XFL top spot
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Tommy Maddox threw two touchdown passes, and Saladin McCullough ran for 164 yards on 21 carries as the Los Angeles Xtreme advanced to the XFL's first championship game by beating the Chicago Enforcers 33-16 Sunday.

Stars, New Jersey, Kings notch win in NHL playoffs
EDMONTON, Alberta -- Benoit Hogue scored with 12 seconds remaining in the first overtime as the Dallas Stars beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 Sunday night in Game 3 of their first-round series.

Boston shows Yankees how to win second day straight
ATLANTA -- Odalis Perez won his first game in nearly two years, and Brian Jordan and Andruw Jones homered Sunday as the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-0.

Canucks ready and waiting for Bourque return
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The Vancouver Canucks have no plans to roll out a welcome mat for Colorado Avalanche defenseman Ray Bourque.

South Korean wins Boston Marathon to end 10-year dominance
BOSTON -- A South Korean who nearly quit running after a poor showing at the Sydney Olympics ended Kenya's 10-year winning streak at the Boston Marathon.

Maple Leafs blow past Senators
TORONTO -- Cory Cross scored 2:16 into overtime as the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Ottawa Senators 3-2 Monday night to take a 3-0 lead in the first-round playoff series.

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