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Monday, April 24, 2000

Cruise lines drop request for air-quality exemption
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The cruise ship industry has backed away from insisting that it be protected from air pollution fines in Juneau this summer.

Native association clearing land for parking lots
SOLDOTNA (AP) -- The Ninilchik Native Association is preparing to build two parking lots on its property next to the Deep Creek state recreation area.

Grizzly bear breaks into Anchorage Zoo
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- ''Trouble'' isn't saying why he broke into the city zoo. The 300-pound grizzly is too busy having a temper tantrum.

BC-AK--Fast Ferry,295 Fast ferry passes tidal test
JUNEAU (AP) -- A fast ferry chartered by the state passed an important test last week: navigating the Sergius Narrows, which currently limits ferry traffic in and out of Sitka.

Legislature overrides UA lands veto
JUNEAU (AP) -- State lawmakers Friday managed to override Gov. Tony Knowles' veto of a bill adding 250,000 acres to the University of Alaska's land endowment.

Justices concerned about violations of political parties' rights
(Washington-AP) -- The U-S Supreme Court today (Monday) heard arguments on whether to overturn the open primary system used in Alaska and three other states.

Tough choices remain for lawmakers
JUNEAU (AP) -- As the Legislature takes an Easter breather a few days before its planned adjournment, a thicket of thorny disputes still stands between lawmakers and the final gavel.

Concerns raised over land donation plan for volcano center
KENAI (AP) -- Concerns are being raised over a nonprofit corporation's plans to build a volcano learning center in Stariski.

UAF's Geophysical Institute names new director
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A long-time scientist at the University of Alaska Fairbanks has been named the new director of the school's Geophysical Institute.

Dillingham schools losing educators
DILLINGHAM (AP) -- The Dillingham School District is adding another principal to its growing list of jobs to fill for the fall 2000 semester.

North Slope communities to share NPR-A compensation
BARROW (AP) -- The North Slope Borough and four of the borough's communities will share $28 million in compensation for development impacts of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.

Anchorage property tax cut would save some businesses thousands
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Mayor Rick Mystom's tax relief plan would deliver savings of more than $1.5 million collectively to the municipality's 20 biggest property owners. All are businesses, some of them based in other states.

Diesel spill reported in Fairbanks
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Hundreds of gallons of diesel fuel spilled at a permafrost test site just outside the city, state environmental officials said Friday.

Man killed in Anchorage vehicle accident
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A man was killed early Sunday morning in a vehicle accident near dowtown Anchorage.

Prudhoe discovery well on national historic register
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The discovery well for the Prudhoe Bay oil field has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.

UAF vies for funds to study methane hydrates
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Billions of natural gas bubbles rise from rotting vegetation and bump up under the ice in Alaska's lakes each winter, only to escape the next spring when the frozen surface thaws.

Former KPC workers sue company over severance
KETCHIKAN (AP) -- Several dozen former Ketchikan Pulp Co. workers have sued their ex-employer for allegedly failing to honor an agreement to pay severance benefits after the pulp mill closed in 1997.

Legislature heads toward adjournment without long-term fiscal plan
JUNEAU (AP) -- In a bottom-floor Capitol office, Rep. Jim Whitaker speaks of the state's fiscal health with an earnestness tinged with freshman frustration.

House approves school bonds bill
JUNEAU (AP) -- The state House has approved its version of a capital construction bond package for schools, the University of Alaska and harbors but the measure may come up again on Monday.

Cordova man tends town's swans
CORDOVA (AP) -- People have all sorts of plans for their ''sunset'' years.

Airport officially named after Senator Stevens
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Anchorage International Airport on Friday officially became Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.

Utilities face stepped-up pressure to protect eagles
SEWARD (AP) -- Utility companies are under increasing pressure from federal wildlife officials to decrease the number of eagles being killed by power lines.

Fairbanks man killed in snowmachine accident
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A Fairbanks man was killed Sunday morning when his snowmachine careened off a bluff in the Broad Pass area, near Mile 203 of the Parks Highway.

Search suspended for missing jet ski rider
JUNEAU (AP) -- The Coast Guard suspended its search Saturday for a 16-year-old boy missing near Juneau after being thrown from a personal watercraft.

Phillips vows to kill cruise ship tax
JUNEAU -- A House lawmaker who recently proposed imposing new taxes on the public and the state's industries promised Friday to kill a proposed $50 head tax on cruise ship passengers, calling it a horrendous attack on a single industry.

Former Dept. of Corrections nurse arrested in pot bust
PALMER (AP) -- A former nurse in the state Department of Corrections was arrested last week after Alaska State Troopers say they found a large marijuana growing operation in her home.

Crab boat skipper, crewmember arrested for theft
UNALASKA (AP) -- A crab boat skipper and one of his crewmembers have been arrested in Unalaska for allegedly stealing $168,000 in cash from a King Cove processing plant.

Fairbanks car broker under investigation
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A car broker is under police investigation for allegedly failing to pay off bank loans on cars he received as trade-ins.

Nenana gets state loan for dorm for boarding students
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The city of Nenana has been awarded a $4.5 million loan to build a dormitory for rural students that will study at the city's high school.

ASEA membership approves new contract with state
JUNEAU (AP) -- The rank-and-file of the state's largest public workers union has ratified a proposed contract negotiated with the Knowles administration.

NANA dissidents ordered to stop recall effort
KOTZEBUE (AP) -- The state has ordered a group of NANA Regional Corp. shareholders to halt their efforts to recall the Native regional corporation's board of directors.

House rejects Social Security number requirement
JUNEAU (AP) -- Social Security numbers would no longer be required for purchase of sport fishing and hunting licenses under a bill approved Friday by the House.

Around the Peninsula
Young coming to SoldotnaKenai library accepting donationsUnited Way meeting scheduledTeleconference will aid grieving children Kindergarten preparedness meeting plannedDaughters to work luncheon scheduledKenai council to hold work sessionsNikiski community blood driveTrack, field meet coming to Homer

Community Calendar
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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.

Midwives offer moms the option of staying at home during birth
Five minutes after the birth of her second child, Breezy Stevens, her husband, 5-year-old daughter and the newest addition crawled into bed and cuddled.

Water birth concept not so new
The first documented underwater birth was in 1803. It was noted that a woman exhausted from a long labor went into a hot tub to relax and had her baby soon after.

Kenai police warn residents of phone scams
The Kenai Police Department recently has received a report of a telephone scam. Victims may be told they have won some type of lottery and are then asked to provide credit card numbers, bank account numbers and other sensitive information.

Airport trees get second hearing Kenai council adopts 4-year plan
Flat-top trees in the cemetery will be minimized under a plan adopted by the Kenai City Council on Wednesday.

Volcano center land gift tops borough agenda
The nonprofit corporation planning to build a volcano interpretive center in Stariski wants land for free from the Kenai Peninsula Borough.

How juries are chosen
Cash isn't the only prize Alaskans receive for filling out a permanent fund dividend application.

Photo feature: Easter parade
Enola burket, front and Mandy Grenier show off their Easter bonnets Friday at the Soldotna Senior Center.

LNG production very chilling prospect
The Nikiski plant used to liquefy Cook Inlet natural gas is little more than a turbo-charged version of your kitchen refri

Caring for the Kenai convenes Tuesday
The Caring for the Kenai competition gives Kenai Peninsula high school students a unique educational opportunity.

Photo feature:Easy rider
A Seward Highway motorcyclist takes advantage of the spring weather in Turnagain Pass on a recent sunny day.

Teens turn spring break into learning experience
Say "spring break" and "students" in the same sentence, and many people think of hedonistic vacations. But for some young people from the Kenai Peninsula, spring travels have become occasions for serving God and humanity worldwide.

Peninsula people
College students earn academic honorsNikiski man named soldier of the monthErnst serving as a missionaryBurke-Peters becomes LCSWNew CPGH director of imaging announced

Former Kenai student hospitalized after accident
Longtime resident and former Kenai student, Jesse Perkins, 22, was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident at the Dunes on the

Frost, Stuart plan summer wedding
Jodi Marie Frost and Lucas A. Stuart have announced their engagement. The couple plans to marry in the summer of 2001.

Schluter, Rodgers to marry in August
Erika Lynne Schluter and Justin Charles Rodgers, both of Kotzebue, have made plans to marry Aug. 4 in a 6:30 p.m. ceremony at the Kenai Senior Center.

Births
Nathaniel Dorian Goff

Community news
Ping-pong tournament resultsMDA seeks volunteers for summer camp

Regular season's top team comes back from 3-1 deficit to tie first round series
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Improbable playoff comebacks are becoming a rite of spring for the St. Louis Blues.

Wet feet, clean shoes at Nikiski Invite
For many of the athletes at the Skyview High School track Saturday, the season had started last week.

Sports Briefs
Whalers fare well at East, Homer meetsPalmer girls edge Homer

School activities budget faces major cuts
The budget cuts hitting activities in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District next year, which could result in fees for sports such as football being raised from $100 to $150, are so immense and complex they took over two hours to lay out Thursday at the Borough Building in Soldotna.

Carter goes cold as Knicks win 92-88
NEW YORK (AP) -- Vince Carter won't have any fond memories of his first playoff game, not after missing 17 shots -- including his first dozen.

Grizzly bear breaks into Anchorage Zoo
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- ''Trouble'' isn't saying why he broke into the city zoo. The 300-pound grizzly is too busy having a temper tantrum.

Utilities face stepped-up pressure to protect eagles
SEWARD (AP) -- Utility companies are under increasing pressure from federal wildlife officials to decrease the number of eagles being killed by power lines.

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