Saturday, May 3, 2003

Man killed in rollover south of Wasilla
WASILLA (AP) A Wasilla man died Wednesday night when he was ejected from the car he was driving and it landed on him, according to Alaska State Troopers.

Democrats demand protection for dividend
JUNEAU (AP) Democrats say they'll demand long-term protection for the permanent fund dividend in exchange for their votes to fund the coming year's budget.

U.S. must listen to Canada on Alaska gasline incentives, Canadian official says

House approves tax break for new gas production
JUNEAU (AP) Companies could get a tax credit for bringing new natural gas on line under a bill that passed the House on Thursday.

Some Ice Classic winners have guessed right before
ANCHORAGE (AP) It feels good'' to be a winner of this year's Nenana Ice Classic, says Sandy Masterfield of Palmer.

Sockeye trial goes to jury May 27
ANCHORAGE (AP) The Bristol Bay price-fixing lawsuit isn't going to drag on into summer, the judge says.

Alaska's small airports to get more screeners
ANCHORAGE (AP) A federal government plan eliminating thousands of airport screening jobs nationwide substantially increases the number of screeners at Alaska's small airports.

Invocation at UAF graduation ceremony reinstated
FAIRBANKS (AP) University of Alaska President Mark Hamilton said there is no good reason to stop an 80-year tradition, so he halted plans to drop the invocation at the graduation ceremony of the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Johnson on mend
PHOENIX (AP) Four-time NL Cy Young Award winner Randy Johnson underwent successful arthroscopic knee surgery Thursday afternoon, his first operation in seven years.

Orioles wipe out Tigers in twin bill
DETROIT Jay Gibbons broke up Mike Maroth's no-hit bid with a leadoff single in the eighth and the Baltimore Orioles went on to score six runs with two outs to sweep a doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers with a 6-4 win Thursday.

All-Star game gains importance
NEW YORK Baseball players agreed to a two-year experiment Thursday to give home-field advantage in the World Series to the league that wins the All-Star game.

Cubs pound Giants in extra innings
SAN FRANCISCO Alex Gonzalez hit a three-run homer in the 10th inning for his second home run of the game, and Sammy Sosa followed with another shot, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 5-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Thursday.

Peninsula sports show kicks off today
Now that spring weather is inviting Alaskans outdoors, what better way to kick off the adventure than by attending the Kenai Peninsula Sport, Rec and Trade Show this weekend at the Soldotna Sports Center.

Fate of Kenai airport screeners up in the air
While some airports in the state will get significantly increased numbers of Transportation Security Administration screeners, the Kenai Municipal Airport is still up in the air as to what its fate with the TSA will be.

Motorcycle crash injures 2
Two people were taken by ambulance to Central Peninsula General Hospital following a motorcycle-van crash in Kenai on Saturday afternoon.

Residents take part in National Day of Prayer
About 85 Kenai Peninsula residents of all ages joined their prayers for the nation, its people and leaders with others across the state and country Thursday as part of the 52nd annual National Day of Prayer.

Denise Doreen 'Bianca' Eckhardt Caulkins
Denise Doreen "Bianca" Eckhardt Caulkins died Sunday, April 27, 2003, at her home in Palmer. She was 36.

Betty Elizabeth Warren
Former longtime Kenai resident Betty Elizabeth Warren died Friday, March 14, 2003, in Ajijic, Mexico She was 85.

HEA candidates share some thoughts; District 2: Dave Carey, HEA board member
It is necessary and appropriate for individuals and businesses to continually evaluate their accomplishments and goals as they move into the futu

Spring cleaning gets under way
A mild winter with little snow is no excuse to forego spring cleaning.

HEA candidates share some thoughts; District 1: Ron Rainey, HEA board president
For the first time in many years, we have mud slinging by candidates running for the Homer Electric Association board of directors.

Week honors the young
Some parents may argue that every day is "Youth Day," but the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks believe young people who represent the nation's greatest resource deserve a week in their honor.

HEA candidates share some thoughts; District 3: John M. Standefer
The election for the HEA co-op board of directors is drawing to a close for another year and final votes may still be cast in Homer at the annual meeting on May 7.

HEA candidates share some thoughts; District 1: Richard deMello
I began the study of electricity many years ago and regretted not having majored in related studies

HEA candidates share some thoughts; District 1: Bruce Passe
I have been a full-time Alaska resident for 41 y

The scintillating hunt for the wild razor clam
It's been said by some that you haven't really experienced Alaska until you've gone clamming.

Refuge biologists discuss role of science in Alaska wildlife management
Although the National Wildlife Refuge System is celebrating its 100th birthday this year, you might be surprised to learn that wildlife management was not really considered a science until as recently as 1933.

Parts of Skilak Lake Road closed
This winter's odd weather has claimed one more casualty as a large section of Skilak Lake Road in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge has been closed due to poor conditions.

Outdoor Briefs
Kenai Fishing Academy receives sponsorship

Bald eagles pose challenge for Alaska falconers
JUNEAU, Alaska Falconers in Alaska face some unusual perils. Falconers hunt with trained raptors, but in Alaska, sometimes the hunter becomes the prey.

Around the Peninsula
O-negative blood in short supply

Two years at Texas enough for point guard Ford
AUSTIN, Texas T.J. Ford, the All-American point guard who led a resurgent Texas team to the Final Four for the first time in 56 years, will forgo his final two years and enter the NBA draft.

Hot rookie shoots 29 on front nine
NEW ORLEANS After shooting a 29 on the front nine, rookie Akio Sadakata started thinking about making history.

Losing is coach's worst sin
If Larry Eustachy is forced out at Iowa State, his real sin won't be that he was photographed like the star of some Coaches Gone Wild'' video, with a beer in one hand and a student half his age in the other.

Arenas named NBA's most improved
OAKLAND, Calif. Golden State Warriors guard Gilbert Arenas won the NBA's Most Improved Player award Thursday not that he thought there was much to improve.

Empire Maker is favorite
LOUISVILLE, Ky. The strongest Kentucky Derby favorite in 11 years might have an Achilles' heel.

Sports Briefs
Skyview, Homer soccer teams split

Senators awed by Roman grandeur
PHILADELPHIA Often criticized for his unconventional style, Roman Cechmanek again made all the saves in a crucial game.

Kobe, Shaq too much for Timberwolves
LOS ANGELES Too much experience, too much Kobe, too much Shaq.

NBA draft gets Wade
MILWAUKEE All-American Dwyane Wade will enter the NBA draft and forgo his senior season at Marquette.

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