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Sunday, July 8, 2001

Gov. Knowles vetoes bills for Senate succession, PFD study
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Gov. Tony Knowles vetoed a bill Saturday that would have changed the way t

Home Depot completes Fairbanks property purchase
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Home Depot representatives have signed papers giving the company ownership of 12.7 acres of land off the Johansen Expressway to build their second Alaska superstore.

Measure would retain Fort Greely for missile defense
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A bill headed for the U.S. Senate floor on Monday contains a provision that would allow the secretary of Defense to retain Fort Greely so the post can be used for missile defense.

BLM stops leak in old well south of Barrow
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The Bureau of Land Management has stopped a leak in an old well southeast of Barrow, the agency says.

Body of man killed in December crash near Mount Redoubt recovered
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The body of a man killed in a plane crash near Mount Redoubt last December has been recovered.

Education funding, test bills become law
JUNEAU (AP) -- Gov. Tony Knowles on Friday signed bills to spend $18.4 million more running schools this year, plus $105 million building and repairing them.

Rain dampens fires
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Continued rainfall Saturday helped dampen wildfires burning around the state.

Report says Steller sea lions ignore pollock
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Alaska's endangered Steller sea lions feast on herring but ignore more abundant pollock, according to a report in the June 28 issue of the British science journal Nature.

Doyon president dies
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Rosemarie Maher, the president and chief executive officer of Doyon Ltd., died Friday night in Fairbanks.

Piazza leads Mets past Yankees
NEW YORK -- Mike Piazza's two-out single off Mariano Rivera in the 10th inning broke a scoreless tie and the Mets beat the Yankees 3-0 Saturday to end the World Series champions' nine-game winning streak.

Seattle gears up for All-Star game
SEATTLE -- Ah, to be a Seattle baseball fan nowadays.

Twins hang tough at BP Tournament
The American Legion Post 20 Twins baseball team opened the BP Tournament in Anchorage with a tough 6-5 loss to Service Friday, but rebounded with a 16-6 drubbing of Chugiak Saturday.

Series examines Cook Inlet salmon
In the prehistory of the Kenai River, it must have been simple.

Fisheries timeline
n 1000 B.C. to 1000 A.D. -- Kachemak Riverine Culture flourishes along the Kenai River. Notched stones found today suggest that gillnets were used to fish the Kenai River.

Salmon spawn fight for power, control
For as long as anyone can remember, the story of Cook Inlet salmon has been about power and control.

Now Playing - Moulin Rouge
Truth. Freedom Beauty. Love. The Bohemian ideals flash on the screen and fall from the characters' lips at eve

Earnhardt Jr. takes victory at Daytona
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. made a bold darting move to take the lead with just laps to go, then spun doughnuts around the infield and jumped on the hood of his car to celebrate his storybook victory.

NASCAR-Pepsi 400 Results
1. (13) Dale Earnhardt Jr, Chevrolet, 160, $185,873.

Fires no longer wild
Rain continued to fall on the remnants of two peninsula wildfires Friday, and firefighters no longer needed continued to be released throughout the weekend.

Crews salvaging doomed Everts Air Fuel plane recover missing flyer in wreckage of C-46
Friday, about 4:30 p.m., in the foothills of Mount Redoubt, the mystery of the missing pilot of a December fatal airplane crash was solved when the body of Jim Munson was recovered.

Shirley Mozelle "Mo" Baker Davis
Former Kenai resident Shirley Mozelle "Mo" Baker Davis died July 4, 2001, in Sarasota, Fla.

Team USA touches up Oilers for 6-2 win
Former Peninsula Oilers player Jeremy Reed drew first blood Saturday night as his new team, Team USA, defeated the Oilers 6-2 in the first game of a three-game series at Coral Seymour Memorial Park.

Moments well spent matter most
What a sight. A man with the skin the color of caramel, riding around his lawn on a shiny green motorized vehicle. The look of contentment a constant on his scruffy face, while he clutches a cold soft drink in his weathered hand.

More and more of the family budget being spent on latest technology
SILVER SPRING, Md. -- Steve Perna is wired, though not from his morning coffee.

Complex fisheries issues provide many questions
Fish and fishing define the character of the Kenai Peninsula. Sure, there are lots of other aspects to life here, but nothing else has so large a sphere of influence -- no matter what else we do.

Yankee, Larson plan to wed
Blake Warren Larson of Soldotna and Alison Elizabeth Yankee of Juneau have announced their plans to marry July 28, 2001, at 2 p.m. at St. John's Catholic Church in Homer.

Soldotna woman's agility enthusiasm brings first AKC competition to state
Cindy Mildbrand's life has gone to the dogs, a fact she plans to show off next weekend.

Burdick, Hondel plan upcoming ceremony
Sara Kareen Burdick of Soldotna and Gary Joseph Hondel of Kenai have announced their plans to marry at 4 p.m. Aug. 11, 2001, at the Grace Evan-gelical Lutheran Church in Soldotna. The Rev. Thomas Schmidt will officiate.

Around the Peninsula
Russian River Ferry reopens Allergy network to meet Girls camp planned Poetry slam coming Writing contest sponsored by library Volunteers wanted for dog show Benefit to raise money Football camps to be offered Christmas in July planned Elder hostel program planned

Canning season sparks calls about cracks
We are approaching an intense fish canning period here on the Kenai Peninsula. One of the most frequently asked questions during this time has to do with jars breaking during processing in the canner. Whenever callers phone with this problem, I ask them to describe the appearance of the crack. The appearance of the crack itself will give clues as to the possible causes.

Fimpels to celebrate 45th anniversary Friday
Soldotna residents Jean and Hal Fimpel will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary July 13.

German residents marry in Sterling
Kathrin Anna Richter and Kurt Boos, both of Frankfurt, Germany, were married in a 3 p.m. ceremony June 30 at Bearwallow, the Sterling home of their friend Richard Duncan.

Women face off today, men wait until Monday
WIMBLEDON, England -- When Venus Williams first came to Wimbledon four years ago, rain delayed her debut for five days, and then she lost in the opening round.

Armstrong third in Tour prologue
DUNKIRK, France -- Lance Armstrong finished third in the opening prologue of the Tour de France on Saturday, with the yellow jersey now belonging to a Frenchman.

Charlie Sifford: The Jackie Robinson of Golf
Charlie Sifford's face is weathered and taut after years of trudging around bunkers and fairways, maneuvering his way over a variety of 18-hole jigsaw puzzles waiting to be solved.

Need for speed: The sequel
The Kenai Peninsula Racing Lions summer season's concludes today with the first dealership shootout and club drag races. Saturday, spectators turned out en masse for the second annual mayor's showdown and additional racing action.

Racing Lions wrap up season No. 2
The Kenai Peninsula Racing Lions summer season's concludes today with the first dealership shootout and club drag races. Saturday, spectators turned out en masse for the second annual mayor's showdown and additional racing action.

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