Tuesday, April 18, 2000

Boys and Girls Clubs looks to Barrow
BARROW (AP) -- Boys and Girls Clubs of Alaska may be taking over management of some of the youth programs the city of Barrow now sponsors.

Seward trolls for charterboat compliance
SEWARD (AP) -- The City of Seward is putting charter boat operators on notice that they need the proper licenses and insurance to work in Seward.

More press club awards
Best Editorial Writing, Daily: First Place, Sam Bishop, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner; Second Place, Lori Evans, Peninsula Clarion; Third Place, Mark Kelsey, Peninsula Clarion.

Anchorage man sets ultralight mark
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- An Anchorage man flew to 15,900 feet above sea level in his ultralight aircraft Saturday, setting an unofficial national altitude record for anultralight flight.

Newfoundland fishermen look to pot fishing for cod
KODIAK (AP) -- Newfoundland fishermen, faced with a collapse in cod stocks, are looking to pot fishing as a cleaner, more efficient way to catch the valuable bottomfish.

UAF student charged with dealing date rape drug
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A University of Alaska Fairbanks student has been charged with dealing the so-called date rape drug.

Legislature's early adjournment getting later
JUNEAU (AP) -- Legislative leaders' plan to adjourn before Easter has been pushed back a few days because of a disagreement over capital construction bonds and a constitutional concern over when voters would decide on two ballot iniatives.

Kenai Peninsula Borough property owners reeling from assessments
KENAI (AP) -- Kenai Peninsula Borough property owners are reeling from large increases in their property tax assessments.

Builders say school construction bill favors some firms
JUNEAU (AP) -- Some builders, architects and designers are scrambling to erect a barrier in front of a bill they say was custom built to steer the state's rural school construction projects to one or two companies.

Anchorage man pleads no contest in roadway death
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- An Anchorage man will be sentenced in September after pleading no contest to criminally negligent homicide.

Biologists won't reopen Bering Sea crabbing
KODIAK (AP) -- Despite a fisherman's appeal and the unexpected success of this year's Bering Sea snow crab fishery, federal and state regulators say there won't be an additional opening this year.

State plans to get tough on homemade directional signs
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Officials say they plan to begin enforcing a law this week that bans the use of homemade signs directing people from state roads to their businesses.

Kidnapping charges against bounty hunters dropped
KENAI (AP) -- A state Superior Court judge dismissed kidnapping, conspiracy and burglary charges Saturday against three men charged in a bounty-hunting case.

Millionaire wants to let date know he's the real deal
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Terry Stahlman didn't want his date to think he was a fake millionaire, so he came up with a pile of money to prove it.

Amendment would require majority vote for governor
JUNEAU (AP) -- Candidates for governor and lieutenant governor would need more than 50 percent of the vote to win if an amendment approved by the Senate on Sunday becomes part of the Alaska Constitution. The change would have forced runoffs in most of the gubernatorial elections since statehood.

BP Amoco completes acquisition of Arco
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Atlantic Richfield Company is no more. Arco has been taken over by BP Amoco. Chief executive John Browne signed the papers Tuesday in London making the $25 billion merger official.

Still more press club awards
RADIO - Best Reporting, Single story: First Place, Anne Sutton, KTOO-Juneau, ''The Spirit of 98''; Second Place, John McWhorter, KUAC-Fairbanks, ''Pirate Radio''; Third Place, Amy Miller, CoastAlaska, ''Park Service, Glacier Bay.''

Governor vetoes university lands, land-and-shoot bills
JUNEAU (AP) -- Gov. Tony Knowles followed up on threats Monday and vetoed two bills, one to allow land-and-shoot hunting of wolves in areas with depressed game populations and one to grant the University of Alaska another 250,000 acres of land.

Fairbanks media share public service award
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner and two broadcast outlets in the Interior -- KTVF television and public radio station KUAC -- shared this year's top award from the Alaska Press Club.

School transportation bill sinks under weight of added spending
JUNEAU (AP) -- A bill originally intended to rein in student transportation costs failed Monday in the Senate after amendments loaded the measure with millions of dollars in other education spending.

House approves bill to speed electronic fishing, hunting licenses
JUNEAU (AP) -- A bill aimed at speeding up online applications for fishing and hunting licenses was approved by the House on Monday.

Diesel spill threatening lake, water supply
HEALY LAKE (AP) -- A diesel fuel leak Monday from a 10,000 gallon tank was threatening Healy Lake and the town's water supply.

Spill at Anchorage tank farm
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Cleanup workers have recovered 3,789 gallons of jet fuel from a spill Thursday at the Tesoro tank farm in Anchorage, according to the Department of Environmental Conservation.

Senators introduce legislation setting stage for sale of power plants
KODIAK (AP) -- Alaska Sens. Ted Stevens and Frank Murkowski have introduced legislation to fund a $77 million transmission line that sets the stage for selling the Four Dam Pool.

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

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

Around the Peninsula
Crohns, colitis support group to meet TuesdayChamber luncheon plannedAARP meeting set for Thursday Homer community cleanup day slatedPetting farm, pony rides offered in Soldotna

Around the Peninsula
United Way seeks volunteersDraft budget work sessions held today Training for 'certified installer' to be offeredBasketball game fund-raiser set for June 10Alaska Housing seminar planned

Borough, hospital negotiate open issues
Borough officials say they are negotiating to resolve the controversy over the lack of public access to meetings and documents of the nonprofit corporation that runs the public hospital in Soldotna.

Project focuses on kids' cavities
Kids with cavities are not getting the dental care they need.

Mystery bird puzzles birder
As it has been for thousands of years, the mouth of the Kenai River is once again a rest stop for waterfowl headed to Siberia from the Lower 48.

Fund-raiser for pets is cat's meow
Wiley poses pretty as he waits to have his picture taken, but instead of a smile to show his excitement, his tail wags furiously.

Assessments rock Cooper Landing
Jodi and Erik Painter could not believe their eyes when they opened their property tax assessment from the Kenai Peninsula Borough.

Photo feature: Good deal?
A caribou watches traffic pass by on the Kenai Spur recently.

Kids learn about gun safety through class
A child with a gun in hand is not a wanted sight in the classroom, but for 10 children Saturday, it was their chance to see it happen.

Judge drops more charges
Two defendants in Kenai's bounty hunter trial have been acquitted of one assault charge each. Other charges -- assault, accomplice to assault and trespassing -- remain.

What literacy means to me
McGuffey's Eclectic Readers...cloth bound books with a distinctive odor from years of little hands turning pages. Today, nearly 50 years later, I still recall the smell, the feel, the delight that those little books gave me.

"Literacy is the building blocks to modern day society, everyday life, work and play."

What literacy means to me
Freedom! Loud and clear, plain and simple, literacy is freedom. If a person cannot read, a person cannot make an educated decis

What Literacy means to me
Literacy is a difficult subject for me. When I

"What literacy means to me"
What do I think about Literacy. Well, I think that it's very important to learn things, read things and even teach other people things. When I read I am teaching myself about what I am reading. For example, if I am reading about a plant, then I am teaching myself things about plants.

Celebrate Learning "Essay Contest" winners
The month of March was Literacy Awareness Month. The Peninsula Clarion along with our "Celebrate Learning" partners held an essay contest. The topic was "What Literacy Means to Me."

Florence Lorraine Tallman Lancashire
Longtime Alaska resident and Soldotna homesteader Florence "Rusty" Lorraine (Tallman) Lancashire died Tuesday, April 11, 2000, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. She was 80.

Larry Lee Fox
Longtime Nikiski resident Larry Lee Fox died Friday, April 14, 2000, at Providence Medical Center in Anchorage. He was 60.

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Community News
Medallion Raffle beginsHelping children grieveVisit the petting farmKPC registration in progressReal Heroes Breakfast

Peninsula People
Soldotna student accepted to collegeStudents named to Phi Eta SigmaTournament results

Feats make Mario a rare Bird
It would be hard to make up a list of accomplishments much more impressive than Nikiski senior Mario Bird's.

Yankees outlast Kansas City
NEW YORK -- Jim Leyritz's first hit of the season, a tiebreaking solo homer in the seventh inning, gave the New York Yankees an 8-4 win over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday.

Sports photo: Ready to hit the trail
Carissa Young portrays a sled dog in her performance

Region III Track and Field Bests
Here's what to look for in this years track and field events.

Country takes 10th straight Boston Marathon
BOSTON (AP) -- First, it was the Kenyan men. Now, the women are winning the Boston Marathon.

DieHard 500 marks first victory of season, 50th of career
TALLADEGA, Ala. -- So much for Jeff Gordon being washed up.

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