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Tuesday, July 4, 2000

With storage space tight, farmers push Alaska potatoes
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The state's farmers are trying to get consumers here and abroad to buy more Alaska-grown potatoes.

Troopers investigate Wasilla homicide
WASILLA (AP) -- An Anchorage man was shot and killed after being stopped on a Wasilla-area road late Saturday afteroon, Alaska State Troopers said.

Tuntutuliak man missing in Kuskokwim River
BETHEL (AP) -- A Tuntutuliak man was missing and feared drowned after falling into the Kuskokwim River.

Morris Thompson buried at Tanana
TANANA (AP) -- On a high riverbank overlooking the confluence of the Tanana and Yukon rivers Native leader Morris Thompson was laid to final rest Saturday afternoon, three miles upriver from his boyhood home of Tanana.

Morris Thompson buried at Tanana
TANANA (AP) -- On a high riverbank overlooking the confluence of the Tanana and Yukon rivers Native leader Morris Thompson was laid to final rest Saturday afternoon, three miles upriver from his boyhood home of Tanana.

Second teen dies after bike-car collision
KENAI (AP) -- A second teen died from injuries following a collision involving a bicycle and a car on the Kenai Spur Highway early Friday morning.

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
Genealogy group holds public sessions in KenaiGrade-schoolers invited to Summer CampChallenger Center to launch: T-minus 5 daysGolf tournament slatedLibrary in need of volunteers

Search continues for woman missing on river
BETHEL (AP) -- The search continued Sunday for a woman missing since Thursday night on a trip to the Yukon River village of Grayling, Alaska State Troopers said.

End in sight? Soldotna firm suggests new plan for River Terrace
A Soldotna environmental firm says its method would clean an underground spill of dry cleaning fluid by the Kenai River much faster that a method proposed by the state.

Birders tour Morgan's Landing
Occasional cloudbursts did not dampen the spirits of a dozen hardy bird-watchers Thursday at Morgan's Landing State Recreation Area near Sterling.

Fourth brings flurry of activity
A new marine education and research center complete with a 100-seat auditorium and 5,000 square feet of exhibits is holding a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday at the center site on the Homer Bypass.

Resolution for substance abuse program gets OK
A new treatment program for substance abuse moved one step closer to reality Thursday, as the board of directors of Central Peninsula General Hospital unanimously approved a resolution to send the proposal on to the CPGH Service Area board.

1976 time capsule to be unearthed
Items of Kenai's past buried more than 20 years ago will be unearthed Tuesday by the Kenai Chamber of Commerce.

Second teen dies from collision
A second teen has died after being in critical condition at Providence Hospital in Anchorage following a vehicle-bicycle collision in Kenai early Friday morning.

Richard Franklin Sipes
Longtime Kenai resident Richard Franklin Sipes died Friday, June 30, 2000, at his home in Kenai. He was 57.

Births
Jennifer and Tom Hubbard, of Sterling, announce he birth of their daughter, Jaela Lee Hubbard, on June 6, 2000, at central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna.

Community News
Golf tournament slatedSBS awards contest winnersKenai woman earns child-care credentialSummer fun planned for girls in HomerHosts needed for exchange studentsAlaska SeaLife Center News

Peninsula People
Soldotna student earns degreesKenai student receives dental degreeKenai student receives medical degreeKenai student earns degreePhi Delta Kappa awards scholarshipsArea students named to dean's listSchool district official earns doctorate

Spacious Seymour Park helps Oilers squeeze out 2-0 victory over Fairbanks
While Boston has its Green Monster, Kenai has its Green Graveyard -- the humongous outfield at Coral Seymour Memorial Park where well-struck balls go to die.

Atlanta survives New York
NEW YORK -- Tom Glavine restored order to a wild weekend at Shea Stadium, keeping John Rocker in the bullpen and the Braves in first place.

Steels takes Tour's second stage
LOUDUN, France -- Defending champion Lance Armstrong remained in second place in the Tour de France despite finishing way back in Sunday's first road stage.

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