Monday, May 29, 2000

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Darsey, Eckels announce engagement
Darsey, Eckels announce engagement

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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