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Sunday, June 11, 2000

United Airlines signs lease with Alaska CargoPort
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- United Airlines has signed a five-year lease with Anchorage International Airport's new $18 million CargoPort, and Northwest Airlines is considering moving its airfreight operations into the facility.

Bethel considers what to do with junked cars
BETHEL (AP) -- Bethel used to place its old junked cars along the banks of the Kuskokwim River to act as a seawall.

State proposing to lower high school exit exam scores
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Alaska students in the 2002 and 2003 classes won't have to score quite so high on the high school exit exam designed to test proficiency in reading, writing and math.

Marjorie Genevieve Wilson
Anchorage and Kenai resident Marjorie Genevieve Wilson died June 6, 2000, at her Anchorage residence after a lengthy illness. She was 63.

Around the World Motor Challenge drivers arrive in Anchorage AP Photo pursuing
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Drivers with the 80-day Around the World Motor Challenge arrived in Anchorage on Saturday, but without their antique cars.

Coast Guard stations get new lifeboats
JUNEAU (AP) -- Coast Guard stations in Ketchikan and Juneau have received two, new 47-foot motor lifeboats to replace two outmoded boats.

Seward's semi-permanent campers told to move on
SEWARD (AP) -- For years, people have used a two-mile stretch near the Resurrection River as a place to pull off the road, set up camp and watch moose amble by and birds chatter in the cottonwoods.

Unalaska has glut of rental properties
UNALASKA (AP) -- ''For Rent'' signs are going up in Unalaska.

City officials consider requirements at shipyard
SEWARD (AP) -- City officials want to crack down on repairs being made to large vessels at the Seward shipyard.

Regents approve $18 million for library improvements
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The Board of Regents approved an $18 million budget to renovate the University of Alaska Fairbank's Rasmuson Library.

Community Calendar
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Around the Peninsula
Summer recreation program begins for kids 5 to 13 Computer workshops offered this summerGroup seeks theater people

Nikiski teen searches for bright lights in fast-paced world of modeling
Being a young teen-ager is tough on anyone. Peer pressure from schoolmates, the need to be popular, and becoming an adult all contribute to the angst so many teens feel. But 15-year-old Candice Graham doesn't suffer from much of that -- not anymore, at least.

Animal shelters filled with adoptable felines
To the horror of shrews and voles everywhere, June is adopt-a-cat month.

Assembly passes $79 million spending plan
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly passed its $79 million fiscal 2001 spending plan unanimously. Among the highlights, the assembly:

Borough tax changes bail out Road Service Area
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Road Service Area took a new lease on life with the budget that passed the borough assembly Tuesday.

Burn permit decisions not made lightly
To burn or not to burn -- that is the question John LeClair faces everyday in his office at the Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry.

Marjorie Genevieve Wilson
Anchorage and Kenai resident Marjorie Genevieve Wilson died June 6, 2000, at her Anchorage residence after a lengthy illness. She was 63.

Solid pitching, defense, clutch hitting key Saturday triumph over Waves
The Peninsula Oilers strayed from form Saturday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park, taking an early lead and then holding on for a 3-2 win over the Oceanside, Calif., Waves.

Arnott scores in second overtime to give Stanley Cup to tired New Jersey
DALLAS -- Five overtimes in two cities in three nights. No wonder the New Jersey Devils were almost too tired to lift the Stanley Cup.

Oilers fans get food, victories
The Peninsula Oilers opened their 2

France finally has its champ
PARIS -- Three times Mary Pierce served for the French Open championship, each time pausing to blow on her sweaty fingers, to breathe deeply as the rhythmic clapping of fans gave way to nervous silence.

Service sweeps pair of games from Twins
The American Legion Post 20 Twins dropped a pair of games to Service Saturday at Kosinski Fields in Anchorage.

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