Sunday, April 29, 2001

Man gets six years for Kodiak stabbing
KODIAK (AP) -- A Kodiak man has received a six-year prison term for a stabbing that left another man with serious wounds that required repeated hospitalization and surgeries.

Former UAF professor's appeal rejected
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The Alaska Supreme Court has turned aside an appeal from a former University of Alaska Fairbanks professor who sued the university over the loss of his job.

Diesel fuel spilled at Chignik cannery
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Crews were working to clean up a 500-gallon diesel fuel spill at a cannery on Chignik Bay on the Alaska Peninsula.

Wolf hunt auction causing Web furor
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A wolf hunt offered on a Web site as a fund-raiser for rock star Ted Nugent's Kamp for Kids is causing a furor.

Union letter reiterates labor backing for ANWR drilling
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A group of labor unions sent a letter to members of Congress this week expressing support for oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

State Report: North Pole refinery has too many spills
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The North Pole refinery owned by Williams Alaska Petroleum has had too many spills in its more than two decades of operation, according to the Department of Environmental Conservation.

Kenai tourism director resigns over remarks about drunken Natives
KENAI (AP) -- The executive director of the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council has resigned following public outcry over racist remarks he allegedly made about Alaska Natives, the council board of directors announced Friday.

Joee Redington blazes new trail as artist
WASILLA (AP) -- Dog musher Joee Redington is blazing new trails in the arts, crafting dream catchers, masks and figurines with the same passion he pours into his sprint dog racing team.

Long term care ombudsman for Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority named
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- John Richard, former chief municipal prosecutor in Anchorage, is the new long term care ombudsman for Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority.

Thirteenth Native corporation looks to Congress for land
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Unlike Alaska's other 12 Native corporations, the 13th Regional Corp. was not granted any land under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.

Suspect nabbed in Juneau bank robbery
JUNEAU (AP) -- A suspect has been arrested in a Tuesday afternoon robbery at a Juneau bank, the FBI reports.

Underage drinking bill passes House
JUNEAU (AP) -- The House passed an underage drinking bill Saturday that would replace a law that was invalidated by the Alaska Supreme Court.

Sealaska in a sea of red ink
Sealaska Corp., the Juneau-based Alaska Native corporation, suffered a loss of $122 million last year, according to the company's newly released annual report.

House passes $508 million in bond packages
JUNEAU (AP) -- The House passed two bond packages worth a total of $508.5 million Saturday to pay for roads, schools, university buildings, harbor repairs and other projects.

Ubik Corp. to purchase Wasilla radio station
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Ubik Corp. is adding a Wasilla radio station, which would give the company three stations to operate in the Anchorage market.

Fire damages 18 Anchorage apartments
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A fire Friday tore through 18 apartments in South Anchorage, displacing 42 residents and causing damage estimated at $400,000.

Sister charged with disrupting flight to remain in jail.
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A young woman arrested for disrupting a flight to Shanghai during a fight with her identical twin sister will remain in jail for now.

Forest association's Phelps goes to work for Murkowski
PETERSBURG (AP) -- The Alaska Forest Association's executive director, Jack Phelps, is moving to Washington to go to work for Alaska Sen. Frank Murkowski.

Troopers bust Anchor Point pot growing operation
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Alaska State Troopers raided a commercial marijuana growing operation in Anchor Point this week.

Jury finds no discrimination for Guard job
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A jury in federal court has rejected a discrimination case brought by an Alaska Native against the Alaska Air National Guard.

Senate removes requirement for pilots to carry firearms on flights
JUNEAU (AP) -- If the state Senate has its way, pilots on small planes flying in Alaska will no longer be required to carry firearms as part of their emergency gear.

State construction budget pieces fall into place
JUNEAU (AP) -- A capital projects bill released by the Senate Finance Committee proposes spending $1.3 billion, heavily backed by money made available by the federal government, for construction projects in Alaska next year.

Around the Peninsula
Boys and Girls Club to offer summer events Business workshops scheduled Advisory Committee to meet HC-HP committee to meetKCHS soccer team plans garage, bake sale SPCA van to visit Nikiski KCHS choir reunion planned for June

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.

NOW PLAYING:Bridget Jones' Diary
Did you ever notice that when you watch a movie or read a book where everything is in a certain dialect, you tend to start to talk and think in that dialect?

The Weed Fighter
Spring is a wonderful season for many people. The sun is brighter, the days are longer, nature awakens, and the heart beats faster.

Promotion opens door for other personnel shifts as KFD plans for expansion
Kenai's new fire chief still remembers his first ride on a fire truck.

KPTMC director resigns
A month after saying words that couldn't be erased, the executive director of the Kenai Peninsula Marketing Council has submitted his resignation.

Sting operation bags 7
When Alaska State Troopers sent two 18-year-olds into nearly two dozen Kenai Peninsula businesses to buy six-packs of beer, seven stores failed the test.

Bond packages passed
JUNEAU -- The House passed two bond packages worth a total of $508.5 million Saturday to pay for roads, schools, university buildings, harbor repairs and other projects.

Photo Feature: 'Tis the season
Visitors look over a selection of boats on display at the Kenai Peninsula Sports, Rec and Trade Show underway through today at the Soldotna Sports Center.

Ballot measure would eliminate utility's debt ceiling
Diversification is among Homer Electric Association's strategies for providing the lowest possible rates, managers say, and proposed changes in company rules could allow HEA to take advantage of new business opportunities.

Bush's first 100 days as president
WASHINGTON -- In his first 100 days, President Bush fought for tax cuts and against abortion while reversing Democratic environmental policies.

Forget about becoming 'Incredible Hulk,' going to gym offers great entertainment
I'm sweating on the stair stepper, which has a commanding view of the gym.

Community cleanup efforts good for all
Nothing on the Kenai Peninsula heralds the end of winter and the beginning of summer so much as the annual community cleanup.

Michelle Leigh Cunningham and Dustin Jack Daniels
Cunningham, Daniels to marry in May

Kristin Marie Bon and James Joseph Leach
Bon, Leach plan Kenai wedding

Tiffany Ann Payment and Brian Craig Eck
Payment, Eck to exchange June vows

My Best Friend
Dorothy Howell says her 10-year-old miniature schnauzer Tasha is the official door greeter in her Kenai home.

Kenai booters pluck Seahawks
The Kenai Central High School soccer teams posted a sweep Friday over Seward in Region III play at Kenai.

Maple Leafs give in to Devils in overtime
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Randy McKay and Bobby Holik got their act together just in time for the New Jersey Devils.

Local Sports Briefs
Berdahl signs with Western Oregon volleyball Nikiski's Glazes make All-Academic Team Birch Ridge open for business Soldotna High School to host hoops camp Homer High School hosts basketball camp Anchorage Golf Course opens temporary greens

Philadelphia's Iverson answers Pacers' fans
INDIANAPOLIS -- Allen Iverson loves the team whose fans seem to hate him most.

Sizing up the competition
After all the sweat and struggle of Friday and Saturday's humongous, 19-team Skyview Invitational, Kodiak track coach Marcus Dunbar did a great job of putting it all in perspective.

Hornets sweep Heat
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Jamal Mashburn and the Charlotte Hornets had the last laugh. Pat Riley and the Miami Heat are headed for another long offseason.

Jenkins erupts for three home runs as Brewers expose Expos
MILWAUKEE -- Geoff Jenkins hit three home runs, and Olympic hero Ben Sheets pitched 6 1-3 strong innings for his first major league win in the Milwaukee Brewers' 8-4 victory over the Montreal Expos on Saturday.

Stars, 'Hawks draw
The Soldotna High School girls soccer team found things a bit crowded in the attacking third of the field Saturday.

Nobody has won Derby, Preakness, Belmont since Affirmed pulled off sweep 22 years ago
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas stood outside his stable at Churchill Downs last week, peering through the morning drizzle toward the twin spires across the track.

Reasoner impresses in St. Louis
DALLAS -- Marty Reasoner played nearly as many games in the AHL as the NHL this season.

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