Sunday, May 28, 2000

AIDEA director announces resignation
JUNEAU (AP) -- The executive director of the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority has submitted his resignation.

Nader brings his campaign to Alaska
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader squinted into the sun as he listened intently to a couple dozen demonstrators on the sidewalk outside Alaska Regional Hospital Friday.

Survey shows one fourth of Alaska's homeless are victims of violence
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Almost one out of every four homeless people in Alaska reported being a victim of a violent crime, according to a survey by the Alaska Housing Finance Corp.

Emmonak magistrate indicted for sexual abuse
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A former state magistrate in the Lower Yukon village of Emmonak has been indicted on sexual abuse charges involving four children, including two of his own.

Alaska salmon fishermen to get federally subsidized insurance
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Alaska's wild salmon are now no different than a field of corn or soybeans when it comes to losses by natural causes.

Three hurt, 21 left homeless following Anchorage fire
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- -- Three people were injured and 21 left homeless following a blaze that destroyed an Anchorage apartment house.

Grant provides $20 million for sewer, water projects
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has provided a grant of nearly $20 million for sewer and water projects in the Alaska Bush. The grant was announced Friday by the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

World War veteran recalls carrier sinking in Pacific
An Alaska AP Member Exchange

Applications due for Alaska low-power FM stations
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Non-profit organizations in Alaska can apply for the first low-power FM radio licenses starting Tuesday. Deadline for the applications is June 5.

Southeast timber towns looking for new identities
An Alaska AP Member Exchange

EPA starts clock on Fairbanks air compliance
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The clock is ticking for Fairbanks to come up with a plan to meet federal air quality standards for carbon monoxide.

Study likens ANWR oil prospects to North Slope
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge could produce nearly 2 million barrels of oil a day at its peak, provided that the area were opened to exploration and development, according to new numbers from the U.S. Energy Department.

Troopers bust meth labs in Fairbanks area
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Two methamphetamine labs have been discovered and dismantled in Fairbanks North Star Borough this week, Alaska State Troopers said Thursday.

Climber killed in ice wall collapse at Denali National Park
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A Utah climber is presumed dead following the collapse of an ice wall at Denali National Park, park service officials said Friday.

Arctic Slope Regional named top exporter
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The state's biggest Native corporation is the winner of this year's Alaska Exporter of the Year award.

Winery opens on Kodiak
KODIAK (AP) -- Kodiak is getting its first winery. The Kodiak Island Winery, opening next weekend, is for the adventurous. It's at the end of a 40-mile gravel road.

Around the Peninsula
Help needed at Women's Resource CenterAnchor Point sale onVisitor center to hold summer programNorth peninsula council to hold meetingCommunity library book club to meet at Veronica'sKenai chamber luncheon scheduledSmall business center to hold computer workshop

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.

Derbies add suspense to fishing experience
Simply hooking the big one brings a healthy rush of adrenaline.

Clamming: Dirty work brings rewards
Almost all the razor clams dug in Alaska for personal use come from the 50 miles of Cook Inlet beach between Kasilof and the Anchor River. In recent years, clam diggers have harvested more than 1 million clams annually.

Pointers help in salmon search
You don't need to take a college course to learn how to fish for salmon, but you should at least become familiar with the following pointers before you head out to the river.

Saltwater: Fishing the briny deep
Saltwater fishing trips combine spectacular scenery with a variety of target species and most often involve a full day of traveling and fishing in open water.

Kenai River connects peninsula
n Biologists are concerned that development and erosion caused by anglers could lead to declining salmon runs.

Lake fishing offers quiet escape
n There are hundreds of lakes on the Kenai Peninsula. Some, like Jean, Long and Johnson lakes, easily are reached by road. Others only can be reached by hiking, canoe or floatplane.

Catch and release gives fish a chance
In order to assure future fishing opportunities, all anglers should know and practice sound catch and release techniques.

For trout, arctic char, Dolly Varden
This is the recipe I've used over the years for trout, arctic char and Dolly Varden while on fishing trips in the Wood-Tikchik Lake system in Bristol Bay. It works just as well with salmon. Reduce the quantity of ingredients if you use it for the trout (or catch more trout), increase for a bigger fish.

Good recipes begin at water's edge
Catching a salmon, trout or halibut is a thrill -- second only to how good it tastes and how much fun it is to talk about.

Invest time in selecting the right guide
Finding the right fishing guide takes more than luck. Narrow your search by asking questions like these:

Midnight madness strikes Ninilchik
"Fish on!" The shout flew along the mud and gravel bank near the mouth of Ninilchik River and a whisper of lines being reeled in replaced the whir of lines being cast.

Multiple births create unique individuals, parents, supportSometimes I wake up and think, 'Oh my gosh, I have a twin!'
Imagine looking into the mirror and seeing someone else.

Memorial day ceremonies and office closings
In honor and remembrance of all America's war dead, veterans groups will participate in Memorial Day ceremonies Monday.

Time taking toll on area veterans' groups
Veterans groups are organizing Memorial Day observances this weekend as they have for decades. But whether they can continue such activities for generations to come is far from certain.

Forestry beefs up fire crews
Dry windy weather and the crowd of visitors expected for Memorial Day weekend have led the Division of Forestry to beef up its firefighting forces on the Kenai Peninsula.

Limited health care access source of concern to vets
Anchorage is too far away for a sick old man to travel to see a doctor, say veterans lobbying for more health care options on the Kenai Peninsula.

No newspaper Monday because of Memorial Day
The Peninsula Clarion will not be printed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day. The regular publication schedule will resume with Tuesday's newspaper. The Clarion wishes all its readers a safe and enjoyable holiday.

Lowenstein, Brophy announce wedding
Tina R. Lowenstein and Daniel J. Brophy have announced their plans to marry June 16 at 6:30 p.m. at Kalifonsky Christian Center in Kenai.

Darsey, Eckels announce engagement
Darsey, Eckels announce engagement

Hunt, Richmond united in April wedding
Daisy Marie Hunt and Justin Hart Richmond were married April 25 at 5:30 p.m. at the Kenai Senior Center.

Keeping it clean
There is no place more beautiful than the Kenai Peninsula. But nothing ruins the scene like stepping from your RV into a pool of trash.

Land, water, art meet in Seward
Seward, a bustling community at the head of Resurrection Bay, serves as district headquarters for Chugach National Forest, gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park and home for a fleet of commercial fishing, recreational and tour boats.

Homer: Where Alaskans go
Great scenery, mild weather and a reputation for creativity have given Homer the dual nicknames of "Alaska's Shangri-La" and "the cosmic hamlet by the sea." The seaside town of about 4,200 is 225 highway miles south of Anchorage.

Soldotna: Fishing and fun
While visitors may go to Soldotna for the shopping or fishing opportunities, there is far more to do than just cruise the river and stores.

Information-Assistance
Visitor centers and chambers of commerce have brochures, pamphlets and books on lodging, restaurants, shopping and outdoor activities.

Kenai shines as historical center
For thousands of years, people have flocked to the mouth of the Kenai River to harvest the bounty of the sea. Later, people came to harvest the bounty under the ground.

Russian churches are visual treat
The Kenai Peninsula's Russian churches are living testaments of Alaska's rich and colorful past.

Peninsula's small towns offer diversity
Outside its hub communities, the Kenai Peninsula offers visitors a quirky variety of friendly small town experiences.

Mileage between Peninsula towns
Mileage between primary Peninsula towns.

Peninsula hiking trails offer great views
Pick a half-mile stroll to the face of Exit Glacier, a 38-mile trek from Cooper Landing to Hope, or a 2-mile cardiac stress test to the summit of Skyline Trail.

Bikers got it made -- dirt and paved
The Kenai Peninsula offers a wide variety of bicycling, from paved roads to backcountry trails, from easy to difficult. All offer great vistas.

Use caution with campfires
The leading causes of forest fires on the Kenai Peninsula are campfires left unattended and debris burns that get out of hand.

Peninsula oilers schedule
The Peninsula Oilers home games are played at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai.

After the highway, drive the fairways
After a long day of fishing or sightseeing, the Kenai Peninsula offer duffers the chance to stretch their legs on the fairways in Kenai and Soldotna.

Oilers keep visitors in the swing of things
There's a diamond carved into the rough of the Kenai Peninsula -- it's called Coral Seymour Memorial Park, and it's home to the Peninsula Oilers of the Alaska Baseball League. The Oilers

Camping ranges from crowds to quiet
The Kenai Peninsula offers many options for campers from Homer to Seward. Visitors can choose RV parking on the Cook Inlet bluffs, overnight cabins, kayak trips and wilderness backpacking.

Peninsula events for 2000
Here is a list of the major events on the peninsula for 2000 starting in May and going through December

Kids can't complain 'there's nothing to do' on Kenai Peninsula
Don't believe your children when they tell you there's nothing to do in the summer here on the Kenai Peninsula. There are many opportunities for children and teens to get out and burn off energy -- indoors and out.

On the run ...
Salmon won't be the only thing running on the Kenai Peninsula this summer. Residents and visitors also have a number of chances to try their luck at fun runs.

Kenai girls downed by West for fourth
The Kenai Central High School girls soccer team may have lost their match Saturday, but the Kardinals certainly gained a measure of respect amongst Alaska's soccer elite.

Rocket Richard dies at age 78
MONTREAL (AP) -- Maurice ''Rocket'' Richard, whose explosive speed and scoring heroics made him the cornerstone of the Montreal Canadiens' dynasty that won five straight Stanley Cups, died Saturday at the age of 78.

Stars beat Avalanche in Game 7
DALLAS -- The Dallas Stars nearly cruised back into the Stanley Cup finals. Instead, the Colorado Avalanche made them earn it.

Hurdler overcomes slow start to win state title; Homer's Parkinson repeats in discus
Whether it's getting a late start on her season or getting a late start in a race, Janna Schaafsma showed Saturday at Palmer High School she has no problem catching up.

Yankees best Sox in Bronx
NEW YORK -- Derek Jeter, who rented his own flight in order to get to the game, went 3-for-4 with a steal and RBI single Saturday as New York beat the Boston Red Sox 8-3.

New York wins without Ewing and Camby
NEW YORK -- Patrick Ewing was out and Marcus Camby went down, too -- a double dose of adversity that brought out the best in the rest of the New York Knicks.

Service girls, Colony boys notch state soccer titles
The Service High School girls and the Colony boys both claimed state soccer titles, winning their respective championship matches Saturday at the ASAA State Soccer Championships played at Skyview High School.

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