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Tuesday, May 9, 2000

Second quake rattles Kodiak; no damage or injuries
PALMER (AP) -- A light earthquake rattled residents on Kodiak Island early Tuesday, but there were no reports of any damage or injuries.

Stevens' plan could split state's historical record
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- If Sen. Ted Stevens' papers are stored at the University of Alaska Anchorage, it could mean the state's historical archive will be split between Anchorage and Fairbanks.

Nome gets new city manager
NOME (AP) -- A Washington state man has been hired to be city manager of Nome.

Young amends lands bill to ease critics, avoid floor amendments
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Rep. Don Young's massive Conservation and Reinvestment Act is scheduled for a vote on the House floor Wednesday.

Southeast community of Craig looking to land grant to raise money
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Prince of Wales Island community of Craig has a problem and it's looking to Congress for help.

Cruise ship industry funds spill response barges in Southeast
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A pair of new emergency response barges has arrived in Southeast Alaska, meaning sea lion rookeries and shore bird nesting sites in Glacier Bay National Park will gain some protection from fuel spills.

Ketchikan school superintendent headed for Uzbekistan
KETCHIKAN (AP) -- Ketchikan school superintendent John Thomas has taken a job as director of the Tashkent International School in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Clinton proposal would ban roads in 43 million acres of forests
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Clinton administration is proposing to ban road building in 43 million acres of roadless federal forests while letting local foresters decide whether to bar activities such as logging, mining and off-road-vehicle use.

Borough assembly extends tax protection to property owners
KOTZEBUE (AP) -- Property owners in the Northwest Arctic Borough will be getting the same tax protection already enjoyed by the mining industry.

Body found believed to be missing hunter
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The body of a Hoonah man, missing since last December, was found Saturday, Alaska State Troopers said.

Necropsy on wolf shows no evidence it was eating human food
YAKUTAT (AP) -- A necropsy on a wolf that attacked a boy at a logging camp near Yakutat provides no evidence the animal was eating human food.

High school experiment lands ride on space shuttle
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- When Barbara Parker's high school students first heard about lichens, they weren't impressed.

Herring fishing opened at Togiak during the weekend
DILLINGHAM (AP) -- Herring fishing opened at Togiak over the weekend.

Environmental groups file federal suit to protect beluga whales
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Six environmental groups have filed a federal lawsuit accusing the National Marine Fisheries Service of moving too slowly to protect Cook Inlet's dwindling beluga whale population.

Korean-owned fishing boat boarded in drift net investigation
JUNEAU (AP) -- A 200-foot vessel owned by a South Korean company was stopped and boarded by the Coast Guard after 19 days of surveillance for possible illegal high seas drift net fishing.

Juneau anti-noise initiative gets OK
JUNEAU (AP) -- Petition booklets for an initiative seeking to limit sightseeing flights may be on the streets of Juneau by early next week.

Quake shakes Kodiak
PALMER (AP) -- An earthquake shook Kodiak Monday afternoon but there were no reports of damage or injuries, according to the Alaska Tsunami Warning Center.

First quarter profits surge at BP Amoco
LONDON (AP) -- BP Amoco PLC, one of Alaska's largest oil concerns, credited higher oil prices and fatter refining profits for a 256 percent rise in its first-quarter operating profit to $2.71 billion.

Deep Freeze Classic not a hot seller around Alaska's Interior
DELTA JUNCTION (AP) -- After four years, people who live in Alaska's Interior still haven't warmed to the Delta Deep Freeze Classic, and the event is losing money. This year's $2,000 jackpot was the lowest ever.

Two Kodiak men arrested on methamphetamine charges
KODIAK (AP) -- Two Kodiak men were arrested on drug charges after federal officials intercepted a package sent from the Philippines containing suspected methamphetamine.

Remains of missing man found west of Bethel
BETHEL (AP) -- The remains of an Atmautluak man missing since Christmas have been found nine miles west of Bethel.

Borough assembly considers extending river protections
KENAI (AP) -- The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly is considering extending protections now applied to the Kenai River to more than a dozen other rivers.

Rep. Don Young's bill would boost federal spending in Alaska
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Alaska Rep. Don Young has sponsored a conservation bill that if passed by Congress this week would increase federal spending in the state by about $165 million a year.

State cuts Tier II subsistence permits for Nelchina caribou hunt
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The state is sharply curtailing the number of Tier II subsistence permits it will be issuing for this year's Nelchina caribou hunt.

Luxury liner ushers Seattle into Alaska cruise market
SEATTLE (AP) -- The Norwegian Sky arrived here, loaded up, then headed north, ushering Seattle -- at last -- into the lucrative Alaska cruise market.

Clinton proposal would ban roads in 43 million acres of forests
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Clinton administration Tuesday proposed banning road building in 43 million acres of roadless federal forests while letting local foresters decide whether to bar activities such as logging, mining and off-road-vehicle use.

Calista Corp. reports $1.1 million in profits for 1999
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Calista Corp. had profits of $1.1 million in 1999, about half as much as the previous year.

Pentagon nearly ready for crucial test of missile defense
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The glitch that doomed the Pentagon's last anti-missile test in January has been fixed and preparations for the next crucial test are proceeding on schedule, the Air Force general in charge of the project said Tuesday.

Midnight Sun to make three-month run over Barrow beginning this week
BARROW (AP) -- The sun will be rising here for an uninterrupted, three-month show this week.

New $13 million high school to be finished at Craig in August
CRAIG (AP) -- The Craig School District is preparing to move into its new $13 million high school after a decade of coping with overcrowding.

Two escape Kodiak fire
KODIAK (AP) -- A mother and infant escaped injury, but one of their two dogs perished in a house fire Sunday night.

Beekeepers seek to continue quarantine on Vancouver Island
VICTORIA, British Columbia (AP) -- Vancouver Island honey bees apparently have won a reprieve from a parasite that could have wiped out colonies and wreaked havoc on crops.

Around the Peninsula
Organizations to dispose of recalled productsBeautification volunteers neededBusiness center to hold marketing seminarKasilof Historical Society seeks out officers KDLL to hold annual board meetingKenai river festival needs local artistsSalmon celebration planned

Around the Peninsula
Chamber luncheon held todayKCHS choir 'Pops' concert tonightGarage sale donations neededLibrary to accept donations of booksElks Lodge to hold all-star gameBeautification volunteers neededFriends of the refuge host nature hikeSalmon celebration planned in Kasilof

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.

More waterways to be protected under ordinance
The North Fork of the Anchor River and four tributaries to Soldotna Creek are recent additions to the list of rivers that would be protected under a pending ordinance.

Gypsy moth spraying set to begin in Marysville, decision pending in Seattle
MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) -- Spraying to prevent the spread of the gypsy moth is set to begin here this week, and a decision is pending on plans for spraying over widespread protests in two north Seattle neighborhoods.

Clinton proposal would ban roads in 43 million acres of forests
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Clinton administration Tuesday proposed banning road building in 43 million acres of roadless federal forests while letting local foresters decide whether to bar activities such as logging, mining and off-road-vehicle use.

Computer virus infects schools
The powerful computer virus that swept the world Thursday infected the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. But technicians zapped it before serious damage occurred.

Emergency management head leaves
For most Kenai Peninsula residents, Aug. 25 will be just another Friday, but for John Alcantra, it will be the last day of his employment at the Kenai Peninsula Borough.

Photo feature: Going up
Charles Vilchis works on a Uhaul self-storage building during a sunny spring day in Soldotna last week.

Bagley proposes shaving .5 mills; rural residents could get better roads
Rural residents could see better road maintenance and city residents would pay less in property taxes under the proposed Kenai Peninsula Borough fiscal year 2001 budget.

Liquor license renewals protested in Kenai
Liquor license renewals usually get rubber-stamped as they pass through the Kenai City Council on their way to the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. But Wednesday night was different.

Kenai City Council gets earful from Inlet Woods residents over volume of harvest, debris left behind
Trees are becoming the bane of the Kenai City Council.

Photo feature: Firewise
Bruce Swaim, Terry Anderson, Al Peterson and Paul Keech investigate the site where a small brush fire was started at Kenai Municipal Airport last Thursday during a week-long course to teach them and other wildland firefighters how to determine the origin and cause of the fires they fight.

Muck, bad luck get truck stuck
When it comes to fire, water is our friend.

Edd James Perry
Edd James Perry, a longtime resident of Soldotna, died died of lung cancer complications Saturday, May 6, 2000, at his residence in Greensburg, La.

Arthur Richard Congdon
Sterling resident Arthur Richard Congdon died Sunday, May 7, 2000, at Central Peninsula General Hospital. He was 36.

May 2: Voice of The (Anchorage) Times on wolf control:
While biologists try to ascertain why an apparently healthy, 77-pound wolf attacked a 6-year-old boy near a Yakutat logging camp, we are left to wonder why predator control opponents have been silent.

May 3: Fairbanks Daily News-Miner on Arco Alaska becoming Phillips Alaska:
Closets and drawers were turned inside out at the Arco tower in Anchorage last week. The object of the search: unclaimed baseball caps, T-shirts and any other promotional goods emblazoned with the oil company's familiar logo.

May 2 Anchorage Daily News on Alaska Airlines developments:
Even daily readers of West Coast newspapers may have trouble keeping up with the latest developments at beleaguered Alaska Airlines. Their confusion is understandable. The carrier has been under intense scrutiny since one of its MD-80s fell nose-first into the Pacific on Jan. 31.

May 2: Fairbanks Daily News-Miner on getting out to vote:
The furor in Miami, if it means nothing else to us living so far north of the street demonstrations, hints at the importance recent immigrants attach to living in a free society.

All-night glacier race tests the toughest
ZERMATT, Switzerland (AP) -- Yodels and cheers echoed through the chilly night air this weekend as hundreds of competitors laden with skis, ice picks and ropes set out in an arduous race across the Alps' glaciers and peaks.

State cuts Tier II subsistence permits for Nelchina caribou hunt
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The state is sharply curtailing the number of Tier II subsistence permits it will be issuing for this year's Nelchina caribou hunt.

Community News
Spring Fling Flea Market plannedFiber art show and pie-baking contest plannedNational High School Voter Registration WeekDance recital plannedCLSA conference raises funds for children

SoHi reunion planned
The Soldotna High School Class of 1990 is working on its 10-year reunion, which is scheduled for Aug. 4, 5 and 6.

Peninsula People
Soldotna man receives degreeSeward student awarded scholarshipSkyview student to study abroadPing-pong tournament resultsEagles elect new officers

Births
Marilyn and Rudy Wilson LaRae and Todd Paxton Vassiliki and Mark Powell

Region III Track and Field Bests
Through 5/6

Pacers hold off 76ers as Rose blooms again
INDIANAPOLIS -- Game 1 was all Jalen Rose and Reggie Miller with 40 points each. Austin Croshere got a piece of the scoring for the Indiana Pacers in Game 2 against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Leafs muster just six shots as Devils advance
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Martin Brodeur was waiting for shots that never came. Now he's waiting for New Jersey's next playoff opponent.

Flyers take 3-2 series lead
PHILADELPHIA -- The last one took five overtimes. This one didn't take five minutes.

Stopper that never stops
The next time adults in the area are tempted to complain about their hectic schedules, they should take a look at some of the central peninsula's children.

Trail Blazers 94, Jazz 75
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Someday Karl Malone and John Stockton will remember a time when they were young men, and when they could beat the Portland Trail Blazers on their home court.

Bulldogs drop pair to Kards
The Kenai boys and girls soccer teams earned victories Monday at Nikiski.

Pup recovering after rescue on K-Beach
Easter Day was more than just a holiday for the Lockwood family, it was the day they saved an innocent being from the harsh reality of nature.

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