Sunday, June 10, 2001

Fish Council begins process to stabilize crab fisheries
KODIAK (AP) -- The North Pacific Fishery Management Council tabled until Saturday further discussion on management measures to protect Steller sea lions, and turned its attention to another major issue: rationalization of Bering Sea crab fisheries.

Chemical plant plans stir concern in Mat-Su Borough
WASILLA (AP) -- A proposal to locate a chemical plant in a populated area has alarmed Matanuska-Susitna Borough officials.

Court upholds box office manager's theft conviction
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Alaska's highest court has upheld the conviction of a former University of Alaska Fairbanks employee convicted of skimming cash from theater bank deposits.

Mud forces the closure of two roads
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Mud has forced state transportation officials to close a gravel road leading to two campgrounds in the White Mountains National Recreation Area off the Steese Highway.

Justice Department will not prosecute police officer in shooting
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The federal Department of Justice has ruled there is not enough evidence to prosecute a Fairbanks police officer who shot to death a 22-year-old motorist at the end of a police chase.

Campers find bones that could be that of missing soldier
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A group of campers found the remains of a body that could be that of a Fort Richardson soldier who disappeared while ice fishing 15 years ago.

Alaska tax refunds worth approximately $96 million
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The tax cut bill signed into law by President Bush Thursday will send some $96 million to Alaska.

Whale freed of 100 pounds of entangled fishing gear
SEWARD (AP) -- Several agencies joined together to free a juvenile humpback whale in Resurrection Bay of 100 pounds of entangled fishing gear.

Air Force oversees return of remains to Aleut Corp.
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Human remains taken from Shemya Island during World War II were returned to the Aleut Corp. by the Air Force last month and reburied.

Newtok looks for new home as erosion threatens village
NEWTOK (AP) -- When Betty Ann Tom looks out her kitchen window she sees a wide river where there used to be only land.

Barrow expects increase in summer tourists
BARROW (AP) -- Following a busy winter season, Barrow tour operators say they anticipate one of the best summer seasons as more and more people discover the nation's northernmost town.

Head of oil advisory group cleared of wrongdoing
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The head of an advisory oil group accused of misusing funds has been cleared of wrongdoing, according to the board of the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council.

Pearce to leave Senate seat for position in D.C.
JUNEAU (AP) -- Sen. Drue Pearce, R-Anchorage, announced Saturday she is leaving the Senate to take a job in Washington, D.C.

Cruise legislation passes Senate
JUNEAU (AP) -- A cruise ship pollution bill passed the Senate Friday night, but a $10 head tax did not.

Ketchikan councilman wants to end horse-drawn vehicles because of mess
KETCHIKAN (AP) -- Ketchikan City Council member Steve Williams wants to ban horse-drawn vehicles from city streets and the downtown dock.

Daal, Phillies take advantage of tiring Martinez
BOSTON -- Omar Daal outdueled Pedro Martinez, and Marlon Anderson hit just the fourth homer off Boston's ace this season as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Red Sox 5-2 Saturday.

Miami tops Tennessee
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Danny Matienzo hit a pair of homers and drove in six runs as Miami beat Tennessee 21-13 Saturday night in a record-setting game that completed the first round of the College World Series.

Red Sox concerned about star's condition
BOSTON (AP) -- As Pedro Martinez walked in from the bullpen before Saturday's game, fans behind Boston's dugout rose and gave the Red Sox star an ovation. Little did they know that Martinez and pitching coach Joe Kerrigan, walking beside him, had little to cheer about.

TLC helps rhubarb go a long way
It's always a good feeling when the rhubarb is ready for harvesting. We will get to enjoy fresh rhubarb from now through at least the end of July.

Sharp overwhelms field for second straight Casino Magic 500
FORT WORTH, Texas -- This ending wasn't as close, but Scott Sharp's second straight Casino Magic 500 victory was just as exciting.

Kenai River Festival
Dylan Hendricks watches his mother Katie adjust his sister Kiana's salmon hat for a photo while sister Kealey warms up her smile during the Kenai River Festival on the park strip in Kenai Saturday afternoon.

Several amendments get attention before $50.8 million budget passes
Some got more, some got less and some were told to wait during the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly's budget deliberations on Tuesday.

Several amendments get attention before $50.8 million budget passes
Some got more, some got less and some were told to wait during the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly's budget deliberations on Tuesday.

Some question how property values are reached
Katherine Brooks' hours of preparation paid off when she appealed her assessed property values before the Kenai Peninsula Borough Board of Equalization.

Oilers' Lopez slings two-hitter
The saying dictates that if you talk the talk, you'd better walk the walk.

Bucs walk off on Peninsula
The Anchorage Bucs haven't had much success as the visiting team when they face the Peninsula Oilers at Coral Seymour Memorial Park -- their win last July broke a three-year losing streak in Kenai.

Cell phone helps track free spirits movements
I can see it now. I answer my cell phone as I drive past Kmart. A recorded message announces the blue-light special on paper towels.

Letters to the Editor
All Alaskans should benefit more from wealth of permanent fund

Smooth transition expected as Kenai prepares for Snow
Change can be stormy, but as the city of Kenai prepares to transition to a new city manager it looks like nothing but smooth sailing ahead.

Heres how to keep fund permanent
The Board of Trustees of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. is seeking your support for our proposal to constitutionally inflation-proof the fund by limiting annual payouts to 5 percent of the funds value.

Applause
Basketball camp successful

Bonner, Cutting wed in Massachusetts
Tiffany Mary Bonner and Sean Eugene Cutting were married Saturday, March 17, 2001 at St. Paul's Church in Hingham, Mass. Deacon Timothy Lawless officiated.

Klimpke, Spurgeon exchange vows in April
The bride is the daughter of John and Brenda Klimpke of Nikiski.

Mona Painter keeps tabs on life in Cooper Landing
Sparkling purple pumpkins are piled high on every available surface in Mona Painter's sewing room. When the project is complete, there will be 40 plump pumpkins ready for their place as centerpieces for a family friend's wedding.

Saltz, Colvault to marry Saturday
Sabrina Saltz and Tad Colvault have announced their plans to marry Saturday, June 16, 2001, at 4 p.m. at the Church of God in Soldotna.

Hughes, Yeager marry Memorial weekend
January Hughes and Dylan Yeager, both of Kansas City, were married Saturday, May 26, 2001, at the Kenai Senior Center. Ray C. Freeborn, grandfather of the bride, officiated.

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
Summer recreation program planned Road closure planned Free workshop for teachers to be held Kenai classic to be discussed at chamber meeting Guided tours to be held weekly Meeting for small business owners planned Small businesses to be topic of chamber meeting Monthly meeting planned Self-help meeting planned Class to be offered for teachers Low-cost clinic for pets to be held Barbecue fund-raiser to be held Annual golf tournament slated for Saturday Office has relocated

My Best Friend
Twelve-year-old Kay Lytle of Kasilof probably didn't have this in mind when she built a playhouse igloo last winter. However, her dog Jazzy thought it was a perfect spot to hang out.

Sports Briefs
New leader in Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby Birch Ridge junior golf clinic set for Monday Homer summer running club starting up Twins drop a pair of games to Bartlett Laila Ali edges Jacqui Frazier-Lyde

Daly storms back with 8-under 63
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- John Daly is back -- again.

Lakers don't expect love in brotherly Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA -- The NBA Finals have moved a long way from Los Angeles to a city where fans are obnoxious, not pretentious, a city where it's considered appropriate to boo your own grandmother if she forgets to call you on your birthday.

Point Given cruises at Belmont
NEW YORK -- Point Given was a dud in the Kentucky Derby but dynamite in the Belmont Stakes, winning a bittersweet victory for jockey Gary Stevens and trainer Bob Baffert.

Sir Raymond, behold Lord Stanley's Cup
DENVER -- Now that the Stanley Cup finally is his after 22 seasons and four decades of chasing it, the question is: Will Ray Bourque ever let go?

Comeback Capriati takes marathon French final
PARIS (AP) -- Jennifer Capriati jogged to the corner of the stadium where her family stood cheering, climbed onto a ledge and leaned over the railing to give her brother and father an emotional hug.

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