Sunday, May 14, 2000

DOTPF manager in Fairbanks resigns to take private job
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A key manager in the state Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is resigning his position to move into the private sector.

Science Grants CORRECTIVE
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Associated Press misidentified the fishing gear group targeted by a video-camera monitoring system under development. The system would be used aboard longliners.

Barrow enforcing alcohol-import system
BARROW (AP) -- The city of Barrow is enforcing restrictions on importing alcohol into the North Slope community approved by local voters last fall.

Longtime Alaska trade representative to Korea dies
JUNEAU (AP) -- A long-time Alaska trade representative to South Korea died this week, the governor's office said Thursday.

Kivalina villager opposed to Red Dog expansion
KOTZEBUE (AP) -- Native leaders in Kivalina are opposing expansion of the Red Dog Mine's port, saying the larger site would harm subsistence hunting for whales and other sea mammals in the Chukchi Sea.

'Whistlestop campgrounds' proposed for peninsula
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The U.S. Forest Service is looking into having campers board the Alaska Railroad in Anchorage or Seward to get to a rugged section of the Chugach National Forest.

Girdwood teen gets 60 years for killing mother
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A 21-year-old Girdwood man was sentenced to 60 years in prison Friday for the 1997 stabbing death of his mother.

Aleut museum lucks into historic woven basket
UNALASKA (AP) -- Forget about the belief that only junk is available at Internet auction houses.

Retiring senator takes job with Alyeska
JUNEAU (AP) -- Retiring state Sen. Jerry Mackie will join Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. as state government affairs manager, a new position, the company announced Friday.

Coast Guard seizes vessel accused of driftnetting
JUNEAU (AP) -- The Coast Guard on Friday seized a Honduran-flagged fishing vessel accused of illegal driftnetting south of the western Aleutians, the agency said.

Lobbyist Spending-Fees
The 20 highest paid Alaska lobbyists and their fees in 1999, according to an Associated Press analysis of reports submitted to the Alaska Public Offices Commission.

Alaska Air gets earful from irate Bethel residents
BETHEL (AP) -- After a month of flight cutbacks, Alaska Airlines is back on its regular schedule throughout rural Alaska.

Car broker in arrears files for bankruptcy
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A used-car brokerage that owes up to $500,000 to customers, ex-employees and others has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation.

Avalanche expert says homes stand in slide zone
VALDEZ (AP) -- Nearly a dozen homes on a Valdez street stand within an avalanche zone and should be moved, according to an Anchorage-based avalanche expert hired to assess snowslide risk in the Prince William Sound community.

Alaska gas prices steady while Lower 48 declines
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- While gasoline prices are on the decline in the Lower 48, prices in Alaska are holding steady, according to the Alaska office of the American Automobile Association.

National Bank of Alaska reports higher quarterly profit
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- National Bank of Alaska, the state's financial institution, is reporting higher profit in the first quarter of 2000.

Cruise lines agree to wastewater testing program
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Alaska cruise industry has agreed to a voluntary program of testing wastewater discharges by the giant ships carrying passengers through the Inside Passage.

Million Dollar Bridge gets historic designation
CORDOVA (AP) -- One of Alaska's best-known bridges has been added to the nation's list of historic sites.

Alyeska names new manager for spill response
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. has appointed a former Coast Guard commander as head of its tanker escort and oil-spill response program.

Further cutbacks sought in Southeast king salmon fishery
JUNEAU (AP) -- The state Department of Fish and Game has already made major cutbacks in the Southeast Alaska king salmon quota for sport fishermen, and is looking for even more reductions.

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.

In praise of Alaska's inspiration
Organizers of "Alaska 2000: A Celebration of Wildlife Art" asked the invited painters to comment on the question, "What does Alaska mean to you as a wildlife artist?"

Renowned artists on display in Kenai
The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center's new exhibit, "Alaska 2000: A Celebration of Wildlife Art," is generating a buzz among viewers, artists and organizers.

Featured artists plan to visit
"Alaska 2000: A Celebration of Wildlife Art" can be seen through July at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center at 11471 Kenai Spur Highway.

Seldovia resident also submits request for fish, game harvest in Lake Clark National Park
The Ninilchik Traditional Council already was one step ahead when the Federal Subsistence Board made all Kenai Peninsula residents eligible for the federal rural subsistence preference.

Bradley brothers to meet, negotiate
Things are looking up for Sophie Bradley, the 88-year-old Kenai woman whose estate is in the hands of a professional conservator against her will.

Kenai man related to mother of Mother's Day
It is a tradition, the second Sunday in May is set aside for the celebration of all mothers. Sons and daughters send them flowers, shower them with gifts and let them know how much they care. But to one Kenai man, the history behind the day is as important as the holiday itself.

Judge council gets earful
"If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all," might apply someplace, but not at Thursday's judicial retention hearing.

Increased crime heightens interest in watch program
"Dear Neighbor, This is an invitation to you to help crime-proof our neighborhood," reads a Neighbor-hood Watch information sheet.

Photo feature: Put me in, coach
Young ball players cheer as another team takes the field during the opening ceremony for Soldotna little league teams Saturday afternoon.

Mary Cecelia Pepper
Longtime Homer resident Mary Cecelia Pepper died Wednesday, May 10, 2000, at her home in Homer. She was 76.

Lars Hansen Jr.
Ninilchik resident Lars Daniel Hansen Jr. died Sunday, May 7, 2000, at his Aunty Penny and Uncle Willie's "home away from home," in Conway, Wash. after a brave battle with cancer. He was 20.

Skyview sweeps Seward
The Skyview High School girls soccer team kept its hopes for a Region III tournament berth alive with a 3-1 win over Seward Saturday.

Keeping it straight
The life of a goalkeeper is never easy. Saturday, life was difficult for both Kenai's goalkeepers, but for different reasons.

Soldotna boys retain borough championship
Brandon Newbould has led the Soldotna boys track and field team back to the top of the mountain in the Kenai Peninsula Borough.

Kardinals dethrone Soldotna
Two Big Reds made a smashing return to the top of the Kenai Peninsula Borough track scene Friday and Saturday at Skyview High School in the borough meet.

Kenai Peninsula Borough Track and Field Meet
May 12, 13 At Skyview High School

Kardinal girls pull trigger on Panthers in Region III victory
Soccer is a funny game. Teams battle for 80 minutes, but quite often, the outcome of the match is decided in the space of just a few seconds.

Former Stars compete at cross-country meet
It's a small world -- at least when it comes to cross-country skiing and the Kenai Peninsula.

Stars fall to Avalanche in conference opener
DALLAS -- The way Patrick Roy is playing, the Stanley Cup looks closer than ever for the Colorado Avalanche.

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