Saturday, July 8, 2000

Man gets 99-year sentence for killing best friend
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A 26-year-old Fairbanks man has been sentenced to 99 years in prison for killing his best friend

Troopers release names of weekend crash victims
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Alaska State Troopers Thursday released the names the remaining victims in a Sunday crash near Fairbanks that killed six.

Prices hold for Inlet reds
KENAI (AP) -- Prices for Cook Inlet sockeye salmon are holding firm, fishermen say, with production from the huge Bristol Bay run coming in below the numbers in peak years, at least so far.

Pentagon set for potentially decisive missile defense test With BC-Missile Defense-Protest
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon is counting down to a rocket launch Friday night that could change the course of U.S. defense policy and present the next president with one of the most contentious international arms control debates in decades.

UAF drops course fees
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Students at the University of Alaska Fairbanks will have some extra money in their pockets this fall after administrators decided to eliminate course fees of $40 or less.

Congressional audit pans effectiveness of buybacks
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Buyback programs for fishing boats don't achieve their aims unless Congress also stops other boats from entering fisheries targeted for reduced competition, a congressional audit has concluded.

IHS, Ketchikan natives disagree over treatment costs
KETCHIKAN (AP) -- Ketchikan's Native corporation is contesting an Indian Health Service ruling on the cost of treating the corporation's members at a regional hospital in Sitka.

Missing Kodiak girl declared dead; mother files lawsuit
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Two years after she disappeared during a camping trip, a Kodiak teenager has been declared dead.

BP to pay state $25.3 million to settle tax dispute
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- BP Amoco PLC will pay the state about $25.3 million to settle oil-tax issues arising in a recent audit, the state Department of Revenue said Thursday.

Tanker truck rolls near Paxson, spills 200 gallons of diesel
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A tanker truck overturned near Summit Lake on Thursday and spilled about 200 gallons of diesel fuel, according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

Fairbanks set to demolish eyesore owned by ex-legislator
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A derelict building owned by former state Rep. Al Vezey of North Pole will be demolished this summer after city officials tried for nearly a decade to get the structure cleaned up. Two men died of exposure there in April after drinking alcohol and passing out.

Ex-fire chief in Ester charged with stealing money
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A former fire chief in Ester has pleaded innocent to charges that he embezzled more than $25,000 from the fire department over the last five years.

Appeals court finds error in day care killing trial
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Alaska Court of Appeals says a judge erred in the trial that resulted in the conviction of an Eagle River day care center owner for killing a 10-month-old baby in 1997.

Eagle River student winds entrepreneur scholarship
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- An Anchorage teen has received a $12,000 scholarship to help her pursue her education and become a future entrepreneur.

Troopers release names of weekend crash victims
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Alaska State Troopers Thursday released the names the remaining victims in a Sunday crash near Fairbanks that killed six.

Fairbanks gets smoke from wildfires
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Recurring wildfire smoke over Fairbanks is expected to continue for several days, and state officials have issued a health warning about it.

Around the Peninsula
Breast cancer mobile unit heading to SoldotnaHomesteader's stories planned at Captain CookBreast-feeding group to meet in Kenai

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.

Big kings showing in Kenai
Fishing for king salmon on the Kasilof River has slowed as the early run is tapering off, but the late-run kings are starting to make their way up the Kenai River.

New fishing access dedicated
At 2 p.m. today, Department of Natural Resources Co

Dipnets poised for opener
There's a time for spending a day at the Russian River, enjoying the nuance of trying to latch a sockeye onto a fly.

Kenai, Soldotna police, state troopers to promote, facilitate Project HomeSafe on peninsula
A national program to promote firearms safety will arrive in Alaska today, making gun locks available to area residents at no charge.

Shooters win top honors at statewide competition
Two Soldotna shooters won prizes in the senior division of the Alaska Sectional Championship, a practical shooting competition held June 24 and 25 at the Snowshoe Gun Club.

Landmark work reissued
The books are back.

Tender beached north of river
A fishing tender with engine problems which ran aground three days ago is

Pauline K. Sanoski
Kenai resident Pauline Kuczensky Sanoski died Monday, July 3, 2000, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. She was 73.

Religion Briefs
Kenai Women's Aglow to hold picnicKids to star at Kenai Christian Church Methodist church gets new pastorUpper Room Ministries to host speakerMothers, daughters plan luncheon Gospel quartet to visit Soldotna

McCabe's offense leads Oilers past Bucs
Oilers third baseman Tim McCabe wasn't sure how many runs it was going to take to beat the Anchorage Bucs Thursday evening in an Alaska League Baseball Game at Coral Seymour Memorial Park.

Venus takes Wimbledon family feud
WIMBLEDON, England -- Advantage, big sister.

Sports Briefs
Chip Away golf tournament to benefit SoroptimistDistrict softball tourney comes to SoldotnaCook Inlet Lions postpone drag racesTwins split with Oregon teamFIFA blows chance to make World Cup historyPrice ties course record with 9-underWilliams decides to stay at Kansas

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