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Saturday, June 3, 2000

Candidates get in, out as filing deadline nears
JUNEAU (AP) -- Candidates for the Legislature jumped in and out of races Thursday as the deadline to run for office approached.

Man finds fake bomb bag placed by airline
BEND, Ore. (AP) -- An Oregon man returning from an Alaska cruise got a rude surprise when he opened his luggage. There was a fake bomb inside.

Fairbanks Democrat Tom Brice quits House
JUNEAU (AP) -- Fairbanks Democrat Tom Brice will not seek a fifth term in the House, but his last-minute exit apparently paved the way for one of his aides to take over his seat without opposition.

DOT to begin work on Annette Island-Ketchikan ferry
KETCHIKAN (AP) -- The Alaska Department of Transportation is set to begin work on a new ferry that will run between Annette Island and Ketchikan.

Dana Fabe to serve as chief justice of Alaska Supreme Court
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Supreme Court Justice Dana Fabe has been elected by her fellow justices to lead Alaska's highest court for the next three years. The vote was unanimous.

FAA proposes halting Alaska Airlines' ability to do maintenance
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After finding nearly 150 cases where aircraft maintenance could not be documented, the Federal Aviation Administration proposed to strip Alaska Airlines of the right to perform maintenance on its planes.

Anchorage Democrat quits House
JUNEAU (AP) -- Anchorage Democrat Alan Kemplen announced Thursday that he would not seek another term in the House.

Coast Guard gets permission to shoot at fleeing vessels
UNALASKA (AP) -- Faced with increasingly aggressive foreign fishing vessels, the Coast Guard now has permission to shoot.

Cocaine left on table leads to charges
UNALASKA (AP) -- The owner of a taxi company faces drug charges after a police officer noticed a bindle of cocaine on a table in the taxi office, according to police.

GOP chairmen call on Gore to recuse himself from roadless initiative
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vice President Al Gore should cease all participation in the Clinton administration's proposal to ban roads and other development in 43 million acres of roadless forests, two GOP committee chairmen said Friday.

Fishing company agrees to $30,000 fine
JUNEAU (AP) -- Jubilee Fisheries, Inc., has agreed to pay a $30,000 fine for failing to have a certified observer aboard the vessel Vaerdal.

Office of Pipeline Safety seeks record fine in Bellingham blast
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Olympic Pipe Line Co. should be fined $3.05 million for failing to test and monitor a pipeline that gave way last year and resulted in three deaths in Bellingham, Wash., federal officials said Friday.

Candidates get in, out as filing deadline nears
JUNEAU (AP) -- Candidates for the Legislature jumped in and out of races Thursday as the deadline to run for office approached.

State restricts Ship Creek king harvest
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The state Department of Fish and Game is placing restrictions on fishing for king salmon in Ship Creek because not enough fish are getting to their spawning grounds.

Snowboarders find great summer snow on Kodiak
KODIAK (AP) -- Two elite European athletes could not resist a stop in Kodiak during their snowboarding tour of the Pacific Ring of Fire, hitting Pyramid Mountain right after getting off the ferry at 5 p.m. on May 21.

Alaska Pacific University gets donation from offshore processors
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Alaska Pacific University has received a $280,000 donation to offer a concentration in Marine Biology and Policy from the At-Sea Processors Association.

Delta offering nonstop flight to Atlanta
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Delta Air Lines on Thursday started daily nonstop service from Alaska to Atlanta for the summer season.

Assisted-living home worker charged with assault on disabled resident
VALDEZ (AP) -- A worker at an assisted-living home faces felony assault charges after prosecutors say he admitted slamming a disabled client's head into a counter and breaking the man's jaw.

Subsistence ruling worries Kenai refuge manager
KENAI (AP) -- Fearing some Kenai Peninsula residents might abuse subsistence rules to catch trout or steelhead, the manager of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge wants to close all subsistence fishing in refuge waters.

Commercial fisherman wins Juneau salmon derby
JUNEAU (AP) -- A commercial fisherman showed off his sportfishing skills during the Fourth Annual Spring King Salmon Derby.

Incumbent ousted in village corporation election
JUNEAU (AP) -- Incumbent Joe Kahklen finished fourth among 11 candidates for three seats on the Goldbelt Inc. board of directors, the corporation announced Wednesday.

Candidates get in, out as filing deadline nears
JUNEAU (AP) -- Candidates for the Legislature jumped in and out of races Thursday as the deadline to run for office approached.

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.

Around the Peninsula
Bears subject of presentationGarage sale looking for donationsSoldotna Historical Society to meet Bike safety rodeo happens SaturdayTour of historical cabin scheduled in Kasilof Kenai community blood drive scheduled for SaturdayHunter safety course open to publicCampfire program focuses on beetlesSaturday activities draw attention to brain injuriesCareer and technical symposium being offeredPlant sale supports museumSummer camp nears registration deadline

Tides bring clams, salmon
What has been a good season in terms of fishing so far appears to be angling toward excellent during the next week.

Reliving childhood fishing days
FAIRBANKS -- Looking out the window of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game this week brought a smile to Richard Barnes' face.

Commercial fisherman wins Juneau salmon derby
JUNEAU (AP) -- A commercial fisherman showed off his sportfishing skills during the Fourth Annual Spring King Salmon Derby.

Tides bring clams, salmon
What has been a good season in terms of fishing so far appears to be angling toward excellent during the next week.

What's Happening
Best BetEvents and ExhibitsEntertainment Upcoming EventsDown the RoadAnchorage Events Films

Found, recovered items inventoried for auction
Lose a bicycle? How about a backpack or wallet?

Kenai Peninsula legislative candidates
House District 7House District 8House District 8House District 9Senate District E

School district host program aims to take bite out of summer vandalism
While most tourists pursue schools of Kenai Peninsula fish, a few are casting about for school buildings as well.

Former Kenai resident reaches agreement with city, police over 1996 incident
The city of Kenai and one of its police officers are close to settling out of court a civil lawsuit brought against them by a former Kenai woman, according to city attorney Carey Graves.

Bessie Mae Crane
Longtime Homer resident Bessie Mae Crane died Monday, May 29, 2000, at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer. She was 77.

Kenai makes plans for summer rec program
The Kenai Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring its Summer Recreation Program again this year.

Snowboarders find great summer snow on Kodiak
KODIAK (AP) -- Two elite European athletes could not resist a stop in Kodiak during their snowboarding tour of the Pacific Ring of Fire, hitting Pyramid Mountain right after getting off the ferry at 5 p.m. on May 21.

Religion Briefs
Kenai Aglow plans June 12 meetingMen's Mini Advance scheduled

Stars exorcise Devils in Game 2
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- In the Stanley Cup playoffs, everything comes up golden if your last name is Hull.

Oilers Corner
Oilers add coach to staff

Post 20 Twins back on field
Having an experienced roster can lead a team in one of two different directions.

Wolters has Feverish finish in win
MIAMI -- Kara Wolters spent the final six minutes of Thursday night's game making up for the first 34.

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