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Sunday, July 15, 2001

Totem, artifacts coming home to Cape Fox
KETCHIKAN (AP) -- A 26-foot totem pole from Harvard University and a grave marker and house posts from the Smithsonian Institution are among items arriving this week for the Saanya Kwaan, Tlingits who inhabited the old Cape Fox Village. The artifacts were taken in 1899.

Drug officers raid three homes on Kenai Peninsula
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A Soldotna man was arrested and two other Kenai Peninsula residents were under investigation after raids on three marijuana-growing operations this week.

High court clears way for home owners to sue over Miller's Reach fire
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Alaska Supreme Court has cleared the way for a group of home owners to sue the state over alleged negligence in its handling of the 1996 Miller's Reach fire.

Court orders retrial in jail suicide case
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Alaska Supreme Court, in a 3-2 ruling, has ordered a new trial on whether the state should pay damages for the suicide of a Nome man who hanged himself in jail.

Dog missing on mountain five days found alive
JUNEAU (AP) -- A German shepherd named Ludwig was reunited with a Juneau hiker who lost the dog on Mount Roberts last weekend, giving him up for dead.

Senate panel restores money for Denali Commission
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Appropriations for the Denali Commission to aid rural Alaska, cut in a House spending bill last month, reappeared bigger than ever when the Senate Appropriations Committee unveiled its version last week.

Ben Stevens picked to replace Pearce
JUNEAU (AP) -- Ben Stevens, the son of powerful U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens, is Gov. Tony Knowles' pick to replace Drue Pearce in the state Senate.

Red tide forces closure of shellfish harvesting in much of B.C.
NANAIMO, British Columbia (AP) -- Red tide toxin has forced the closure of shellfish harvesting along much of the British Columbia coast, including Vancouver Island.

Knowles lets new primary rules become law
JUNEAU (AP) -- Alaskans will have to choose just one party's ballot in next year's primary election. Gov. Tony Knowles on Friday let a bill setting up a new primary election system become law without his signature.

High court ruling allows victims of Big Lake fire to sue state
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Alaska Supreme Court has reversed a lower court's ruling that prevented people who lost homes and property in the 1996 Big Lake fire from suing the state.

Murkowski pushes to open ANWR at committee hearing
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Frank Murkowski pitched development of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee but a fellow senator said the panel should move on.

Man arrested in fatal crash with police car was out on bail
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A 30-year-old man accused of providing alcohol to a group of teens involved in a fatal accident involving a police officer was out on bail at the time, awaiting assignment to a prison to serve time on a recent federal conviction.

New river access opens to the public just in time for reds
KENAI (AP) -- Anglers now have more public access to Kenai River fishing, just in time for the second run of sockeye salmon.

Woman indicted over car plunge into river with infant
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A woman who drove her car into the Chena River while fleeing police has been indicted on two felony assault charges. One charge involves her year-old daughter, who was rescued from the back seat by an off-duty trooper when the car plunged into the water.

Alaska woman among three killed in Mexico boat accident
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A glass-bottom boat capsized off the Mexican resort town of Cabo San Lucas, killing three American cruise ship passengers, including one Alaskan, according to Carnival Cruise Lines.

Post 20 earns split with Service
The American Legion Post 20 Twins baseball team took advantage of every opportunity presented to grab the lead in the opening game of their doubleheader against the Post 28 Service Cougars Saturday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park.

Morris strikes out 11, Pujols homers as Tigers fail to sweep Cardinals
ST. LOUIS -- Mark McGwire passed Reggie Jackson for sixth place on the career home run list, and Matt Morris tied a career high with 11 strikeouts in the St. Louis Cardinals' 3-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday.

Subsistence time line
Detailed history of Subsitence on the Peninsula

Legal tangles cloud subsistence
Former Kenaitze tribal chair Clare Swan said she has tried to distance herself from the subsistence fight, but cannot.

Photo Feature: Puppy love
Phyllis Castleton of Anchorage gets a wet kiss from her Siberian husky Rebel as she prepares him for the Kenai Kennel Club's dog show Saturday afternoon at Skyview High School.

Bush sounds death knell for treaties
WASHINGTON -- Democrats may control the Senate, but there are limits to how much muscle they can flex. One measure they back overwhelmingly but have decided against trying to revive is a global nuclear test ban treaty, a pact most U.S. allies have ratified.

Injured hiker's dog survives 5 days on mountain
JUNEAU -- A mountain could not come between a German shepherd named Ludwig and a Juneau man who lost the dog on Mount Roberts last weekend, giving him up for dead.

Missile defense revisited
WASHINGTON -- President Bush came into office promising a more ambitious and costly effort to protect America and its allies from missile attacks.

Board revises guns policy
The Veterans of Foreign Wars presented school officials with a sticky situation: They wanted to perform ceremonies on school grounds, but the presentation included firearms and strict new safety rules bar weapons' presence on school grounds.

James Herbert Wiley
Soldotna resident James Herbert Wiley died Thursday, July 12, 2001, at Central Peninsula General Hospital due to congestive heart trouble. He was 84. A memorial service will be held at the Veterans of Foreign Wars hall in Soldotna at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Bucs, Francis blank Oilers
Pitcher Chris Reilly allowed one run over the course of eight innings of work for the Peninsula Oilers, but Anchorage Bucs pitcher was one better, beating the Oilers 1-0 in Alaska Baseball League action at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage Saturday.

State should have given green light to crosswalk safety
Common sense and standard procedure have collided on the Sterling Highway through Soldotna. There have been no fatalities -- yet -- but common sense has taken a serious beating.

Mastering language of '10 code'
I read somewhere that people who are dyslexic have an easier time learning a foreign language because English is so difficult.

My Best Friend
Catherine Perry's 10-year-old cat Oreo sleeps in a wooden bowl in a window in Perry's Clam Gulch bed and breakfast, and has since he was 6 months old. Perry said the bowl is like a command center for Oreo to watch from.

Sea, Sand and Summer!
It isn't the glittery tourist-filled beach of the Mediterranean or the Caribbean or the South Pacific, but Cook Inlet's shores know how to attract crowds.

Smith, Kuiper plan July wedding
Sara Nicole Smith and Forrest Jade Kuiper, both of Fairbanks, have announced their plans to marry Saturday, July 21, 2001, at the University Presbyterian Church in Fairbanks.

Brown, Merchant unite after 50 years
Bettina C. Brown and Jesse F. Merchant and were married at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2001, at the Reflection Lake Chapel in Soldotna. The Rev. Phil Edgerly officiated.

Tips make smoking salmon at home successful
Many people like to smoke their freshly-caught king salmon and are proud and protective of their own secret recipes. However, Coopera-tive Extension Service wants to assure that people know and follow the essential steps for producing a good quality and safe fish product.

Around the Peninsula
Walk For Life held todayLast day for dog showFlood plain meeting slatedT200 benefit events to be heldCooper Landing to host breakfastChamber seeks participantsBlood drive slatedBible school plannedTagged salmon in Cook Inlet

Hett, Richardson wed in mid-June
Susan Hett and William Richardson Jr., both of Anchorage, were married Saturday, June 16, 2001, at 2 p.m. at the home of Roy and Charlene Huhndorf in Anchorage. Rod Paulson officiated.

Sluman pushes into GMO lead with sizzling 7-under
MILWAUKEE -- Jeff Sluman was amazed he was atop the leaderboard after an erratic round in the Greater Milwaukee Open on Saturday.

Sports Briefs
Kenai Little Leaguers shine at district tourneyCamacho beats Duran in rematch of '96 boutJordan returns to practice; Brown signs contract

Woods returns to the scene where he learned to be a pro
LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England -- Earl Woods walked along the fairways of Royal Lytham & St. Annes with silent appreciation, watching his son come of age.

Driver crashes Tour finish line
COLMAR, France -- A man plowed his car into a crowd at the finish line after he had been stopped from meeting the Tour de France stage winner on Bastille Day. Four people were injured, one seriously, race officials said.

Sparks top Mystics, take eighth straight
WASHINGTON -- Lisa Leslie and DeLisha Milton combined for 31 points Saturday as the Los Angeles Sparks extended their winning streak to eight with a 62-50 victory over the Washington Mystics.

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