Monday, July 16, 2001

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.

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.

Woman breaks pelvis in boating accident
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A Chugiak woman suffered a broken pelvis in an airboat accident Saturday.

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.

Tutoring, seminars geared to passing standardized teaching test
ANCHORAGE -- The first time Elena Pavilla took the three tests required to be a certified teacher in Alaska, she wasn't worried.

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.

Knowles sounds out subsistence compromise
JUNEAU (AP) -- Gov. Tony Knowles spent last week talking with Native and legislative leaders, trying to sell a compromise proposal that would affect the appeal of the Katie John subsistence case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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.

Plane crash kills four people south of Bettles
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Four people died Sunday afternoon after their plane crashed south of Bettles.

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.

Anchorage tarantula looks for ride to meet up with owner
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A Mexican red leg tarantula has been in limbo since its owner, on his way to a new job, left the spider at an airline ticket counter.

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.

Four men charged in home invasion
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Police charged four people with robbery, burglary and kidnapping for allegedly holding a man and a woman at gunpoint in their Anchorage apartment.

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.

Diane Prier to head Williams' Alaska operation
NORTH POLE (AP) -- Williams has named Diane Prier to head its Alaska petroleum business.

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.

Teen-ager missing in boating accident
DILLINGHAM (AP) -- A 16-year-old boy was missing Sunday and feared drowned in a boating accident on Six Mile Lake near Nondalton, Alaska State Troopers said.

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.

Emmonak boy drowns in the Kwiguk River
BETHEL (AP) -- A 5-year-old Emmonak boy drowned in the Kwiguk River, Alaska State Trooper said Sunday.

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.

Borealis Brewery gets out of production business
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The founder and owner of the Borealis Brewery has decided to cut costs and get out of the production business.

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.

Maher buried, potlach celebration held
NORTHWAY (AP) -- A dozen men -- some dressed in white shirts and ties and others in work shirts and jeans -- helped to bury Rosemarie Maher.

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.

Air Force to replace nuclear generators with diesel-solar hybrids
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Almost a decade after a wildfire raged near the border of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the Air Force is planning to remove nuclear-powered generators from Burnt Mountain.

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.

Scientists search for Alaska's elusive octopus
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Just where would a shrewd, boneless predator with keen eyesight, eight arms and 2,240 suckers hole up during low tide?

Twins split with Dimond
The American Legion Post 20 Peninsula Twins split a doubleheader with Dimond at Coral Seymour Memorial Park Sunday to move their record to 18-19 overall.

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.

Umps file grievance over pitch counts
NEW YORK -- Baseball umpires filed a grievance to keep the commissioner's office from pressuring them to call more strikes and reduce pitches, saying management's move ''threatens the integrity of the game.''

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.

McGriff bashes Braves, waffles on Cubs
ATLANTA -- Fred McGriff gave a tantalizing glimpse of his power, homering twice and driving in four runs Sunday to lead the Tampa Bay Devil Rays to a 9-1 rout of the Atlanta Braves.Mets 6, Blue Jays 2Tigers 8, Reds 5Red Sox 8, Expos 5Phillies 9, Yankees 3

Murky economics cloud fishery
What is the economic value of a Cook Inlet or Kenai River salmon or the industry it supports?

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

Changing markets buffet industry
The seeds of disaster were already sown when the Cook Inlet sockeye fishery reached its zenith.

Subsistence time line
Detailed history of Subsitence on the Peninsula

Versatile salmon keeps area jammin'
Fish. We catch them and hatch them, we clean them and cook them. We can them and smoke them and give them as gifts. We stuff them and ship them and share them with friends. We paint them and carve them, but that's not the end.

A giant red banner bearing a despotic likeness hangs menacingly over a podium at one end of a giant warehouse. Legions of eager troops cheer for the speaker and his message of conquest and glory.

Nonprofit parents' group reaches out to families of disabled
Raising a child is always a tough job. If the child is disabled, the job is doubly difficult.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Another tough one
The good news is the Peninsula Oilers have outscored the opposition 19-15 six games into their current nine-game Alaska Baseball League road trip. The bad news is...

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.

What others say
New FBI director faces more work than gloryPresident needs Solomon's wisdom on stem-cell issue

Shrinking surplus raises concern
WASHINGTON -- Republicans and Democrats are dueling over increasingly scant federal dollars, and for the first time since 1992, the budget's bottom line is widely expected to be leaner than the previous year.

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.

Kenai student helps Montana Tech in international competition
Thomas Strother recently helped Montana Tech bring home trophies and beat out longtime rival Purdue University.

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.

Community News
Injured otter keeps rehab busyRussian scientists bring research to centerArt show goes wild in lobby

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.

Kenai Chamber of Commerce says thanks for event supportBenefit fund helps resident attend development camp

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.

Garden of the week
Veronica's Coffee House, located in Old Town Kenai, has been named the weekly winner in the Kenai Beautification Committee's summer-long garden of the week program

Around the Peninsula
Health offices to relocate, immunizations canceledSwim lessons to begin todayIndependent blind to meetBoard meeting canceledChamber to discuss prison projectBoard meeting plannedKeeper to show appreciationChurch flea market slatedDiscussion, book signing planned in KenaiClass reuinion slated

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

Cooper Landing gets new vehicles
Sen. John Torgerson, R-Kasilof, at far right, poses with members of the Cooper Landing Community Club at its ice cream scooper event on June 28.

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.

Peninsula People
Area students named to dean's listStudents receive degreesBP awards scholarshipsHomer man accepted for internshipApplications available for leadership instituteForeign teens need host families

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.

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.

Maruyama masters Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE -- Shigeki Maruyama became the first Japanese player to win a PGA Tour event on the mainland, beating Charles Howell III in a playoff Sunday in the Greater Milwaukee Open.Senior Players ChampionshipMichelob Light ClassicScottish OpenWichita Open

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

A bad day for a bike ride
Erik Zabel of Germany wins the sprint of the main pack, which fell far behind stage winner Erik Dekker of the Netherlands, in the 8th stage of the Tour de France cycling race between Colmar and Pontarlier, eastern France, Sunday.

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.

Youngster corrals young race
JOLIET, Ill. -- Kevin Harvick, the youngster who replaced superstar Dale Earnhardt after the Intimidator was killed in the Daytona 500, won the inaugural Tropicana 400 on Sunday. TORONTO -- Michael Andretti, shuffled to last place on the first lap of the Molson Indy, took advantage of 11 caution periods to win the race for the seventh time in its 16-year history.Formula One

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.

Chancellor still on top
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Van Chancellor doesn't believe his three WNBA All-Star coaching appearances have anything to do with his skill with Xs and Os.

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.

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.

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