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Monday, June 12, 2000

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.

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.

Breakup arrives in dramatic fashion around Alaska's Brooks Range
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Breakup arrived in force on the Brooks Range over the past week, gorging North Slope rivers and damaging buildings and roads.

State, feds prepare for tourism increase in Prince William Sound
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The new road to Whittier has not created a flurry of cabin and campsite construction in Prince William Sound to match the expected influx of tourists.

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.

Commerce secretary rejects appeal to reopen crab fishery
UNALASKA (AP) -- The U.S. Secretary of Commerce has rejected an appeal to reopen the opilio crab season this summer, but Bering Sea crabbers are hoping a federal judge in Seattle will find the decision was made without sufficient evidence.

Coast Guard gets two new motorized lifeboats for use in Southeast
JUNEAU (AP) -- Two new 47-foot motorized lifeboats arrived over the weekend for service at Coast Guard stations Ketchikan and Juneau.

Fisheries Service studies surge in salmon sharks
JUNEAU (AP) -- The National Marine Fisheries Service is launching a study to learn more about a surge in the number of salmon sharks in Alaska waters.

Car club takes on the world in classic style
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- For having just been driven across the Himalayas and Asia, the 1934 Lagonda M45 touring coupe looked in remarkably good shape.

Alaska jet hits turbulence, flight attendants slightly injured
SEATTLE (AP) -- An Alaska Airlines jet en route from Seattle to Los Angeles encountered strong wake turbulence Sunday, slightly injuring three flight attendants.

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.

Visitors stream to Whittier
WHITTIER (AP) -- The lure of a new stretch of pavement and a new destination is attracting visitors curious for a look at this small port town on Prince William Sound.

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

Cancellations rise with Alaska's woes
SEATTLE (AP) -- For the first time since the deadly crash of Flight 261 last January, Alaska Airlines executives say some passengers are canceling flights.

Atlin man reveals details of meteorite discovery
WHITEHORSE, Yukon Territory (AP) -- A British Columbia man wasn't looking for a meteorite as he was driving across a frozen lake last January, but when he saw encrusted fragments on the ice, he knew immediately what they were.

State places restrictions on Kenai king fishing to boost escapement
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The state is sharply restricting sport and guided sport fishing in the Kenai River in efforts to boost escapement for the early run of king salmon.

Wet weather slows wildfire burning near Fairbanks
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Rain, cooler temperatures and clouds have slowed the Granite Tors wildfire near here, giving crews a chance to walk the perimeter to assess its potential for roaring back if the wind picks up.

State's first-quarter exports rise in value
JUNEAU (AP) -- The value of Alaska's exports increased 24 percent during the first quarter of 2000, according to the state Division of Trade and Development.

Rural schools heavily represented on exit exam panel
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Every high school student in Alaska will soon be required to pass an exit exam before graduation, but the passing score on the exam will be set by a committee dominated by representatives from the state's smallest schools.

Girl dies in Klawock fire
JUNEAU (AP) -- The state fire marshal is investigating the cause of a mobile home fire that killed a 3-year-old Klawock girl Saturday.

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.

More questions arise at Alaska as incidents and allegations increase
SEATTLE (AP) -- As federal safety inspectors arrive this week to inspect Alaska Airlines' heavy maintenance practices, the company's troubles have left customers and employees wondering about the beleaguered airline -- and whether to board its planes.

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.

Helicopter crashes prompt changes
JUNEAU (AP) -- Helicopter crashes near Juneau last year have prompted flightseeing operators to spend more effort preparing pilots for tricky weather conditions, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.

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.

Kodiak salmon season encouraging, biologists say
KODIAK (AP) -- Early catch and escapement numbers suggest the Kodiak salmon season is off to a strong start.

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.

State proposes plan to treat Kenai River contamination
KENAI (AP) -- State environmental officials have agreed on a plan to treat toxic dry cleaning fluid believed to be contaminating the Kenai River.

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.

Diesel spilled in Savoonga
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Crews were working Monday to clean up a diesel fuel spill in the village of Savoonga on St. Lawrence Island.

Alaska Air president says carrier to remain independent
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Alaska Airlines President and Chief Operating Officer Bill Ayers said Monday that, while major players in the airline industry are involved in merger talks, Alaska is committed to remaining independent.

Committee meets this week to score passing point for new tests
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Education officials from around the state will be meeting here this week to determine a complex method of scoring the exams that will decide the fate of thousands of Alaska students each year.

Around the Peninsula
Boys and girls club relocate summer activitiesSummer programs continue at visitors centerChallenger director to speak at chamber lunch Flag disposal offeredDiabetes Support Group meets WednesdayDuct tape creations soughtPublic health nurse making rounds

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

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.

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.

State places restrictions on Kenai king fishing to boost escapement
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The state is sharply restricting sport and guided sport fishing in the Kenai River in efforts to boost escapement for the early run of king salmon.

Kodiak salmon season encouraging, biologists say
KODIAK (AP) -- Early catch and escapement numbers suggest the Kodiak salmon season is off to a strong start.

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.

Rain keys Stewart's victory at Kmart 400
BROOKLYN, Mich. -- With Dale Earnhardt's black No. 3 race car looming in his rearview mirror late in Sunday's Kmart 400, Tony Stewart was doing a mental rain dance.

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.

House candidates offer diversity, choice
Faced with 14 candidates covering three different party affiliations, peninsula voters in three House districts have a lot to choose from this fall.

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.

Photo feature: Over there
Aaron Brown points out a player for Amanda Casteel at the Pro-Sports Celebrity Basketball Game Saturday night.

Counselors, schools team up for life lessons
Reading, writing and arithmetic are not the only basics schools teach these days. Sometimes students need to learn how to make it to school in the morning, how to face down a test or how to cope with personal problems so they can focus on studies.

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:

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

Spill options mulled
State officials propose to fertilize bacteria that break down contaminants in order to clean underground plumes of toxic dry cleaning fluid they believe are seeping into the Kenai River.

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.

Micah Daniel Scheller
Micah Daniel Scheller died June 7, 2000, in Sterling.

June 10: Anchorage Daily News on Alaska and national economy:
The numbers confirm what many Alaskans feel. The Last Frontier is not enjoying the national economic boom.

June 6: Juneau Empire on cruise line credibility and waste control:
The cruise ship has taken a beating over wastewater and sewage dumping in Alaska. One company was fined millions of dollars, and rightfully so. The rest of the industry has obviously been tainted.

June 11: Voice of The (Anchorage) Times on anti-missile defense:
For reasons that are obscure, the idea of Alaska as the proposed site of an anti-missile defense facility -- complete with upwards of 100 interceptor weapons designed to blow up incoming warheads -- is getting negative press back East.

June 11: Fairbanks Daily News-Miner on wolf control:
McGrath's beleaguered moose are now subject to Gov. Tony Knowles' penchant for deferring action until it can be matched to a neat consensus among special-interest groups.

Births
Marco and Misty Merriman, of SterlingTanya and Bruce Walters, of Soldotna

Fourth-quarter honor rolls
Cook Inlet AcademyNikiski Middle-Senior High School

Community News
Continuing Education ScholarshipPediatric CPR and first aid class offered

Alaska SeaLife Center News
Now I wanna be your pup McCabe appointed to board of directors Rehabilitation Run

Peninsula People
Peninsula residents graduate college ...... and earn academic honorsMedal earned at international competitionInterns assist Sen. Stevens

Pacers pollute Los Angeles
INDIANAPOLIS -- Back home in Indiana, the Pacers turned into a different team.

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.

Baker, Mitchell collide at Twin City Raceway
"All right, let's make some noise," instructed Gene Chambers on Saturday night at Twin City Raceway.

Sports Briefs
Area ballclubs faceoff with Anchorage teams

Oilers start year with series sweep
The faces on the Oilers may have changed from the 1999 season, but, for now, the ingredients that gave the team success are in place again.

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.

Kuerten persists to take Open title
PARIS -- Gustavo Kuerten celebrated his second French Open title 42 minutes and 10 match points too soon.

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

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