Tuesday, May 30, 2000

Snow slows opening of road into Denali
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Road crews at Denali National Park and Preserve plan to have the park road open to Eielson visitor center by Saturday, two days later than expected.

Seward Highway closed after head-on collision
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Seward Highway was closed early Monday afternoon along Turnagain Arm following a serious vehicle accident.

Marketing, timing behind leap of Copper River salmon AP Photo pursuing
Anchorage Daily News

Forest Service cool to Southeast land deal
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A prime piece of real estate, smack in the heart of the Admiralty Island National Monument, is for sale.

Fairbanks short on census takers
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Fairbanks Census crews are so short-staffed that an Anchorage Census team has been sent north to help gather information about residents.

Schools get federal funds for after-school programs
JUNEAU (AP) -- Six Alaska school districts will be getting a total of $4.5 million dollars in federal funds during the next school year to create special learning centers, according to the Alaska Department of Education.

Changes to federal food program planned for Alaska

August primary ballot remains full of holes
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- With less than three months to go before the state's primary election, there are still plenty of open spots on the ballot.

Missing hiker found at home
PALMER (AP) -- A Sutton man thought to be missing in the Jonesville Mine area while hiking has been found at his home, Alaska State Troopers said Monday.

Judge says Tongass log contract cancellation was improper
KETCHIKAN (AP) -- A court of claims judge in Washington, D.C. has ruled in favor of Alaska Pulp Corp. in its $1.4 billion lawsuit against the federal government, U.S. Sen. Frank Murkowski said Monday.

Girl killed in accident on Richardson Highway
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A North Pole girl was killed in a vehicle collision on the Richardson Highway near Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska State Troopers said.

Foraker Avalanche, CORRECTIVE
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Associated Press reported erroneously on May 29 that Mount Foraker is the nation's sixth-highest mountain. Foraker is the third-highest mountain in the United States.

Two climbers suffering from altitude sickness rescued
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The National Park Service's high-altitude helicopter rescued two climbers from the 17,200-foot high camp on Mount McKinley Saturday after they suffered altitude sickness.

Haines residents kill two brown bears
HAINES (AP) -- Two yearling brown bear cubs were shot and killed in separate incidents in a Chilkoot River neighborhood last week.

Electrical appliance caused cruise ship fire, investigators say
JUNEAU (AP) -- An electrical appliance in a crew cabin caused last week's fire aboard the cruise ship Nieuw Amsterdam, Coast Guard investigators said Saturday.

Dazed eagles returned to wild
HAINES (AP) -- Three bald eagles found dazed along a rocky beach have been released after recovering from a barbiturate overdose.

Alaska stores pose challenges for Gottschalks Inc.
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Officials with Gottschalks Inc. acknowledge they will have to make some adjustments as the company moves into the Alaska retail landscape.

Small farm is haven for unusual animals
JUNEAU (AP) -- Annie Sidney has chosen a pet with permanent body odor.

Young, Murkowski at odds over Kake Tribal bailout
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Alaska Rep. Don Young is trying to find a way to bail out a bankrupt Native village corporation in Southeast Alaska, but his efforts are being complicated by Sen. Frank Murkowski.

Alaska Airlines plans to fire pilots in oxygen malfunction flight
SEATTLE (AP) -- Alaska Airlines said Tuesday it plans to fire two pilots for continuing a flight after the emergency oxygen system activated shortly after takeoff.

Climbers safe after Mount Foraker avalanche
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Two mountain climbers feared lost in a Saturday avalanche on Mount Foraker are safe and apparently undaunted by their close call.

Old church being readied to reopen after fire
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The historic St. Paul's Church in Eagle is getting spruced up and will soon reopen after being damaged in a fire a year and a half ago.

Holed up
DUBLIN, Ohio -- Tiger Woods broke new ground Monday in the Memorial.

Kenai veterans want VA clinic on peninsula
KENAI (AP) -- Some veterans on the Kenai Peninsula are urging the federal government to set up a medical clinic on the peninsula or otherwise provide for local vets.

Around the Peninsula
Hunter safety course offered at Baptist churchRiver Center meeting to be held WednesdayBiologist presents body language of bearsHomer museum to hold annual garden sale Interpretive programs are from 3 to 4 p.m. The public is welcome and there is no admission. Gardener Tracy Asselin and volunteers will be able to answer questions and provide gardening tips.Kenai church to hold community blood driveVolunteers should drink lots of caffeine-free liquids and eat healthy meals before donating.Beetle talk planned at Captain CookGolf course to hold weekend clinicsSpay, neuter clinic offeredSeward to hold vocational center celebrationHomer reunion planned

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.

Agrium expects resolution by July
Company officials say the sale of Unocal Corp.'s agricultural products business to a Canadian firm has been delayed pending U.S. Federal Trade Commission approval.

Movement seen from CPGH Inc.
A public window seemed to open Thursday on operations of the nonprofit corporation that operates publicly owned Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna.

Board conducts considerable business in public
The CPGH Inc. board ran through a long agenda during the public session of Thursday's meeting. Specifically, it:

America's heroes remembered
Three hundred people gathered beneath the warming sun on the dandelion-dotted green grass of Leif Hansen Memorial Park on Monday. A stiff breeze starched the scores of flags proudly held aloft by Scouts, Young Marines, National Guardsmen and veterans as they stood in a semi-circle around the memorial obelisk. Chaplains said prayers as a lone trumpeter played "Taps," and Air Force jets flew overhead.

Other' Young runs for seat in U.S. House

William W. Croskey
Longtime Alaska resident William W. Croskey died Saturday, May 27, 2000, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. He was 74.

May 28: Voice of the Times on estimates of recoverable oil in ANWR
The potential of vast petroleum riches underlying the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is really not disputed, except by the anti-development zealots who want no more oil drilling anywhere in Alaska.

May 24: Juneau Empire on honors for the Coast Guard
It's interesting how often we forget the impact certain public sector employees have on our lives. Far too often we complain about rules and regulations, but when trouble comes, they're the first ones we call.

May 23: Fairbanks Daily News-Miner on lack of legislative candidates
It's easy to gripe about the way government works.

Anchorage Daily News on subsistence designation for the Kenai Peninsula
With all due respect to the Kenaitze people, the federal Subsistence Board's decision to make the entire Kenai Peninsula rural for subsistence purposes is irresponsible.

Daisy and Justin RichmondMonica and Mike FrostKarrie and Craig YarnesJonathan and Rachel ThorpeBrian and Jana Ormond

Peninsula People
Seward sprouts airmanStudents receive scholarships She is the daughter of Kevin and Mary Dougherty, of Soldotna. Her parents are Kelley and Edward Smith, of Soldotna.Student named to dean's listStudents graduate from colleges, universities

Montoya flashes ability in Indy 500 victory
INDIANAPOLIS -- There is race-car politics, and then there is the artistry of Juan Montoya in a race car.

'L' spells trouble for Pacers
NEW YORK -- So well were they playing and so easy were the points coming, that the New York Knicks got a two-minute standing ovation at the end of the first half.

Holed up
DUBLIN, Ohio -- Tiger Woods broke new ground Monday in the Memorial.

Dazed eagles returned to wild
HAINES (AP) -- Three bald eagles found dazed along a rocky beach have been released after recovering from a barbiturate overdose.

Haines residents kill two brown bears
HAINES (AP) -- Two yearling brown bear cubs were shot and killed in separate incidents in a Chilkoot River neighborhood last week.

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