Sunday, June 25, 2000

Census quarrel leads to charges, suspensions
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A census squabble has led to the suspension of two members of the community's volunteer fire and ambulance squad.

State sees first results of high school exit exam
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Preliminary results of Alaska's first high-school graduation exam show that students in the Class of 2002 are doing well in reading, but need to bone up on their writing and math skills.

Roadless initiative polarizes Ketchikan
KETCHIKAN (AP) -- About 200 people attended a public hearing on an initiative to keep new roads out of national forests.

Charges filed against Chena Hot Springs Resort
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Chena Hot Springs Resort and two of its employees have been indicted on misdemeanor charges following a 1998 bacteria outbreak at the spa.

UAF athlete qualifies for U.S. Olympic shooting team
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Melissa Mulloy's Olympic dreams came true Friday when the University of Alaska Fairbanks senior qualified for the U.S. Olympic shooting team in the sport rifle three-position shoot.

Troopers release report on Rottweiler shooting
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Alaska State Troopers have released a report on last week's shooting of a Rottweiler.

Young's land bill headed for contentious Senate hearing
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Two days of hearings on a nationwide land conservation bill have been reset for next week by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

Bristol Bay fisherman builds house to fix boat
The Bristol BayTimes

Salmon fishing closed in Nome, catch-and-release ending on Kenai
NOME (AP) -- Subsistence salmon fishing in the Nome area was shut down this week because a continuing shortage of chum salmon returning to the Norton Sound area.

Stevens suggests federal buyout of part of Bering Sea crab fleet
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Federal legislation to buy out part of the Bering Sea crab fleet could be written soon, according to Sen. Ted Stevens.

BLM smokejumper died because parachute malfunctioned
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) -- A smokejumper died during a training exercise at Fort Wainwright because his parachute malfunctioned, the Bureau of Land Management said Friday.

Army to wash own clothes; civilian workers to be laid off
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The Army in Alaska has decided to begin washing its own clothes, meaning most of its civilian laundry workers -- most of them physically or developmentally disabled -- will be let go.

Former fire chief indicted on theft charges
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The former chief of the Ester Volunteer Fire Department has been indicted on theft charges.

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.

Salmon fishing closed in Nome, catch-and-release ending on Kenai
NOME (AP) -- Subsistence salmon fishing in the Nome area was shut down this week because a continuing shortage of chum salmon returning to the Norton Sound area.

Storyteller shares her love of the spoken word
To Carol Ford, stories are far more than mere yakking. The stories people tell share what makes us truly human and help us come to terms with life's important issues.

Kenai City Council OKs revisions; Historic Commission formed
Kenai's planning and zoning code is getting a facelift.

Lack of slime-line workers spawns hiring incentives
Slime lines filled with transients workers and college students seem to be a thing of the past on the Kenai Peninsula.

Photo feature: The beat goes on
Members of the audience gather around to listen and sing as members of the Tebughna Youth Drummers from Tyonek, the Sleeping Lady Singers from Anchorage and the Kenaitze Indian Tribe's Heartbeat of Mother Earth drum group perform together after lunch Saturday at the Soldotna Sports Center during this weekend's Potlatch 2000.

Refuge fire-break project gets boost from cadets
Wildfire continues to be a threat to communities on the Kenai Peninsula.

20,000 sockeyes expected for season-opener Monday
Commercial driftnet fishers will get their first opening of the 2000 season Monday, and expectations look favorable.

State removes catch-and-release restrictions
Better late than never -- at least as far as the early-run king salmon on the Kenai River are concerned.

Photo feature: On wing
A B-17G Flying Fortress banks into a turn above Kenai Friday night. The World War II vintage bomber and another, a B-24J Liberator, are on display through today at Kenai Municipal Airport.

Leo A. Wesanen
Nikiski resident Leo A. Wesanen died Friday, June 23, 2000. He was 74.

Tri-Club gets 62 golfers
Tiger Woods started playing golf when he was 3. Ed Aisenbrey started playing golf when he was 33.

Gone in 38 seconds
GLASGOW, Scotland -- Mike Tyson maintains he's rusty, but he looked like a well-oiled machine for 38 seconds on a rainy night in Scotland.

Oilers edge Bucs, move to .500 in ABL
Randall Shelley beat out an infield grounder in the 10th inning and scored on an infield single by pinch hitter John Kaye to give the Oilers a 3-2 win over the Anchorage Bucs Saturday at Mulcahy Field in Anchorage.

After getting drubbed in first game, Post 20 rebounds for 6-5 victory
Chalk game one up to a mental lapse for the American Legion Post 20 Twins.

Father-son darts duo takes aim at nationals
In the game of darts, Kenai's father-and-son combination of B.J. and Brandy Renfrow have proven they are straight shooters.

Sports Briefs
Gonzalez not gone yetWilkinson, Reiling claim 10-meter Olympic berthsItaly stops Romania 2-0

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