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Thursday, July 13, 2000

Subsistence fishing on Kuskokwim restricted
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- So few salmon have returned to the Kuskokwim River drainage this summer, that the federal subsistence board has limited subsistence fishing for kings on the Kuskokwim.

Aurora Gas to invest $12 million to reopen gas field
KENAI (AP) -- A small Alaska company plans to invest up to $12 million to reopen a gas field at Nikolai Creek in western Cook Inlet beginning this fall.

Man who committed suicide suspect in two murders
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A man who committed suicide as state troopers closed in was a suspect in two murders, authorities said Tuesday.

Judge denies injunction to block changes to primary voting
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A state Superior Court judge refused to issue an injunction Wednesday against the state's plan to restrict primary voting.

Alaska grocers get into gasoline sales
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Alaskans will soon be able to top off their gas tanks when they go grocery shopping.

Vehicle accident kills two in Portage
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A pickup truck veered into oncoming traffic and struck a sedan in Portage on Wednesday, killing two boys and injuring two other occupants of the car, Alaska State Troopers said.

Assembly sends flightseeing limit to voters
JUNEAU (AP) -- The Juneau Assembly has refused to approve a citizen-proposed measure limiting sightseeing flights over the capital city, clearing the way for an October vote on the initiative.

Housing agencies recognized by HUD
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Four organizations in Alaska are among the finalists for the ''Best of the Best'' awards from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Emergency regs adopted for Kuskokwim River king salmon
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Federal Subsistence Board has adopted emergency regulations because of very small king salmon returns to the Kuskokwim River drainage.

Tour operator gets jail time for labor violations
JUNEAU (AP) -- A Juneau businessman has become the first person ever sentenced to jail in Alaska for violating state wage and hour laws, the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development said.

Judge sets conditions of release for doctor awaiting trial
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A local doctor awaiting trial on charges of theft, drug dealing and fraud can be released from jail if he posts $100,000 in cash bail and conforms to about a dozen other restrictions to keep him from fleeing.

Semi-closed Republican primary would cost $400,000
JUNEAU (AP) -- Saying a Republican-only primary would cost the state $400,000, Lt. Gov. Fran Ulmer reluctantly agreed to order such an election, but called on GOP leaders Thursday to withdraw their demand for a separate ballot.

Phillips benefits from high oil prices
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- With oil prices high, Phillips Petroleum Co. plans to accelerate repayment of its heavy debt load, chief executive Jim Mulva said Tuesday.

Permanent Fund Dividend could reach $1,950
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Despite a rocky year in the stock and bond markets, Alaska's Permanent Fund dividend check is likely to grow this year.

Knowles dedicates addition to McLaughlin Youth Center
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Gov. Tony Knowles dedicated an addition to the McLaughlin Youth Center in Anchorage Tuesday.

Alaska to receive grant to continue helping Sakhalin
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Alaska will receive nearly $750,000 in federal money to help Sakhalin make the transition to a free market economy, Gov. Tony Knowles said Wednesday.

State shutting salmon sport fishery in Kvichak drainage
DILLINGHAM (AP) -- A lack of fish is prompting the state Division of Sport Fish to close the red salmon fishery in all waters of the Kvichak River and Lake Iliamna.

Troopers investigate death near bear observatory
WRANGELL (AP) -- Alaska State Troopers are investigating the death of a Wrangell guide near a bear-viewing area, Wrangell Police said.

Opponents of tax cap initiative launch information campaign
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Opponents of a statewide ballot initiative that would cap property taxes have launched a drive to fight the proposal.

Anchorage, Fairbanks airports to begin charging fee
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Two of Alaska's largest airports will begin collecting a fee that will generate millions of dollars.

Rock quarry holding promise for Metlakatla community
METLAKATLA (AP) -- A rock quarry on Annette Island is holding economic promise for the Metlakatla indian community, hit hard by the closure of a sawmill last fall.

Troopers investigate attempted kidnapping in Ketchikan
KETCHIKAN (AP) -- A 13-year-old girl was grabbed by a man on a mountain bike on the North Tongass Highway in Ketchikan Monday afternoon, Alaska State Troopers said.

Anchorage man charged with murder in shooting death
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- An Anchorage man shot at a party Sunday morning died Monday and the suspect has been charged with murder.

Jet, plane have close call
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- An Alaska Airlines jet reported it came dangerously close to a small plane Tuesday while approaching Anchorage International Airport.

State solicits bids for Sitka shuttle ferry
JUNEAU (AP) -- The state began seeking bids Wednesday for a fast ferry to run between Juneau and Sitka, a vessel designed to free the ferry system's schedule from the ''tyranny of the tides.''

GOP, environmentalists in agreement
WASHINGTON -- As Senate Republicans prepare to try to stop President Clinton's plan to place 43 million acres of federal forests off limits to development, environmentalists Tuesday reminded Clinton that they don't like the plan either.

Alaska grocers get into gasoline sales
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Alaskans will soon be able to top off their gas tanks when they go grocery shopping.

Information Age patents: Legitimate business tool or stifler of innovation?
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Priceline.com has dibs on a name-your-price online shopping method. Amazon.com claims exclusive rights to a one-click checkout system. CyberGold has a patent on using incentives to reward consumers for paying attention to Internet ads.

Phillips benefiting from high oil prices
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- With oil prices high, Phillips Petroleum Co. plans to accelerate repayment of its heavy debt load, chief executive Jim Mulva said Tuesday.

Business Briefs
Injury prevention programs meet OSHA standardsPhillips declares quarterly dividendAAA Soldotna holds open houseWomen's Roundtable meets todayCouncil considers cod fishery effects on sea lionsConsortium reaches out to rural Alaskans

Around the Peninsula
Paving project closes Sport Lake RoadNature hike visits Hidden Creek TrailMothers, daughters do lunchWalk to raise awareness of birth defects

Around the Peninsula
Fisheries open in Kasilof sectionSoldotna council meets tonightLetters seek bank account numbersWalk to highlight Dena'ina plant lore, historyBook sale to benefit Soldotna senior citizens Poynor to sign books at visitors centerFamily band brings musical shows to SoldotnaCommunity council to hold cleanup dayHeritage Land Trust to hold scenic walk

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.

Challenge of catching carp lures hunter to water
RICHMOND, Minn.

Terrestrials -- real and artificial -- lure trout like no other bugs
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Steak is finally being served at trout restaurants across the Northwest.

Potters plan raku workshop
Area potters will be getting fired up with a d

Art Briefs
Dena'ina plant lore, history walk todayPoynor to sign books at visitors centerFamily band to perform shows in SoldotnaBook sale to benefit Soldotna seniors

What's Happening
Best BetsEvents and ExhibitsUpcoming EventsDown the RoadAnchorage EventsFilms

IRL's Cheever takes quest to Atlanta
Eddie Cheever Jr. waves to the fans at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on the opening day of qualifications for the Indy 500 on May 20.<

Schedule
Schedule for Nascar 2000

Money Leaders
Nascar current money leaders

Points standings
Nascar points standing so far

Drivers, fans continue to face race-related deaths
George Turbyfell was a weekend warrior at one of the many Saturday-night short tracks across the country.

Census wraps up count
The Kenai Peninsula count is in its final days.

Billboard gets tossed off bluff
An act of vandalism took a political turn earlier this week when someone tossed a campaign sign over the bluff the Kenai.

Photo feature: Tricky ride
Sam Larsen rides the rails in the scorching sun Tuesday afternoon at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

State, borough give schools a hand
Recent developments have meant good news -- and money -- for Kenai Peninsula schools.

Anchorage firm to reopen Nikolai Creek gas field
A small Anchorage company plans to invest up to $12 million to reopen a dormant gas field at Nikolai Creek in western Cook Inlet.

Campers' waste raising stink
State officials say they lack the staff. Federal officials say they lack the authority. But during a public meeting Tuesday, a dozen Moose Pass residents said it is time to address unregulated camping on state land fronting Upper Trail Lake.

Owners negotiating for another big retailer, executive tells chamber of commerce
Despite nearly a decade of decline, owners of the Kenai Mall are optimistic that things will be picking up in the building that once was the center of town.

Lunch on the fly
A great horned owl chick struggles to keep it's footing and the lunch that its parent just delivered as the adult bird takes off to hunt again near Beaver Loop in Kenai earlier this week.

New principals selected
The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District announced the hiring of two new principals and two assistant principals at Monday's school board meeting.

Grace (Johansen) Cole
Lifelong Kenai resident, Grace (Johansen) Cole died from a long term illness Saturday, July 8, 2000, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. She was 84.

Alexandria "Sandra" Irene Kelly Wells
Ninilchik elder Alexandria "Sandra" Irene Kelly Wells died in Aberdeen, Wash., on Sunday, July 9, 2000. She was 95.

Oilers snap Anchorage's four-game winning streak
One might think that the highlights of the Peninsula Oilers' 9-2 win over the Anchorage Glacier Pilots might revolve around Tim McCabe's three-run homer or Jeremy Reed's first-inning triple.

Armstrong still wearing yellow
REVEL, France -- Lance Armstrong slipped into a fresh yellow Tour de France jersey Tuesday after finishing well back in the 11th stage without giving up ground to his main rivals.

Jeter powers AL win
ATLANTA -- The Midsummer Classic looked a lot like the Fall Classic.

Klamath Falls, Twins play to twin-bill split
The American Legion Post 20 Twins split their doubleheader Monday with a visiting Legion team from Klamath Falls, Ore.

Sports Briefs
Low takes over Rangers, Messier back with teamMcEnroe turns to himself for semifinalAbdur-Rahim selected for spot on Olympic team

Simmons' homer keys victory over Japanese squad
During the autograph session that traditionally follows Oilers home games, Luke Simmons was asked by a young fan to sign a ball right on the sweet spot.

Greene set to become blur in 100
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Maurice Greene was admittedly nervous, like a boxer before his first title fight.

Ballgames expose cultural differences
Whether it's played in the Dominican Republic, America or Japan, baseball is baseball, right?

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