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Wednesday, July 19, 2000

90-year-old gives Haines clinic $100,000
HAINES -- A 90-year-old Haines woman has donated $100,000 to the town's medical clinic.

Coast Guard rescues stranded fisherman in Bristol Bay
KODIAK (AP) -- A fisherman stranded in northwestern Bristol Bay after his skiff overturned was picked up late Sunday by the Coast Guard, the agency said Monday.

Skagway moving toward borough status
JUNEAU (AP) -- Skagway is moving toward forming a borough government.

Doctor suspended for allowing teen to treat patient
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Alaska State Medical Board has voted unanimously to suspend the license of an Anchorage physician for allegedly allowing a teenager to treat a boating accident victim at Wrangell General hospital.

Planners search for answers to highway congestions at Denali
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State loans another $2.5 million to Anchorage seafood plant
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The state has loaned a massive new seafood plant $2.5 million to keep it going while the company scrambles to find new investors.

DOT faces fine over asbestos violation
JUNEAU (AP) -- The Department of Transportation and Public Facilities faces nearly $5,000 in fines for violating asbestos-handling rules at the State Office Building in Juneau.

Fairbanks teen sentenced for killing taxi driver
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A Fairbanks teen was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in prison for the brutal slaying of a Fairbanks taxi driver two years ago.

Feds propose new rules to protect humpback whales from harassment
KENAI (AP) -- The federal government is proposing some new rules designed to protect humpback whales from harassment.

Contractor to study railroad safety
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The contractor that investigates Alaska Railroad derailments will conduct a computer-based safety study this fall to pinpoint trouble spots on hundreds of miles of aging track.

Survey indicates Western Arctic caribou numbers down
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The latest aerial survey indicates the Western Arctic caribou herd, the state's largest, is now estimated at 430,000 animals.

Researchers study black bear behavior inside Kenai Fjords National Park
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Along most of the outer coast of the Kenai Peninsula, in Kenai Fjords National Park, mountains and cliffs plunge straight down into the green waters of the Gulf of Alaska.

Domestic animals attacked by bear
SITKA (AP) -- For the second time in four days a brown bear made its way through Sitka city streets and yards to attack domestic animals Monday.

Anchorage man charged with murder in DWI case
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- An Anchorage man accused of running over a bicyclist on the sidewalk was arraigned Tuesday on a charge of second-degree murder.

Theft thins flamingo display
JUNEAU (AP) -- A thief made off with 10 flamingos that brighten the highway near Juneau, but the owner of the fake birds says it'll take more than a punk to keep the pink out of his yard.

Alaska Airlines jet grounded in Petersburg after engine problem
PETERSBURG (AP) -- An Alaska Airlines jet was grounded in Petersburg Monday evening after passengers saw a blue fireball spit from the engine prior to takeoff.

River search finds Fort Yukon man's body
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Searchers have recovered the body of a missing Fort Yukon boater.

Fisherman dies of apparent heart attack in Inlet
KODIAK (AP) -- The skipper of a driftnet boat died Monday after an apparent heart attack aboard his fishing boat in Cook Inlet, according to the Coast Guard.

Stevens aims $30 million at UAF supercomputing project
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Projects done at the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks are destined to get bigger, better and faster.

Minto man dies of injuries
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A Minto man died of head injuries after he was found unconscious in downtown Fairbanks early Saturday morning.

Brown bear kills, eats, Ketchikan man
HYDER (AP) -- In a rare predatory attack, a brown bear killed and partially ate a Ketchikan man at a campground near a bear viewing area, Alaska State Troopers said Monday.

State tightens subsistence fishing rules on Yukon
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The state Department of Fish and Game on Tuesday announced subsistence fishing restrictions on the Yukon River because of extremely poor king and chum salmon returns.

Northrim Bank reports higher profit in 2nd quarter
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Northrim Bank on Monday reported strong earnings growth in the second quarter.

Jury convicts man in Delta Junction murder
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A Fairbanks jury on Tuesday convicted a man of first-degree murder for killing a Delta Junction bar owner last year.

Kenai police kill nuisance bear
KENAI (AP) -- The Kenai Police Department was forced to kill a black bear at a house near Kenai Central High School last week after it made a nuisance of itself.

Traditional Native competition this week in Fairbanks
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Athletes and dancers from the Eskimo, Haida, Tlingit, Tsimshian, Aleut and Athabaskan cultures converge on Fairbanks this week to participate in the four-day World Eskimo Indian Olympics.

Sharon Gagnon elected president of Harvard board
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Sharon Gagnon of Anchorage has been elected president of the Harvard University Board of Overseers, the panel that directs the nation's oldest university.

Kenai processor acting as buyer after bankruptcy filing
KENAI (AP) -- A Cook Inlet fish processor filed for federal bankruptcy protection this week, but the company is staying involved in this year's salmon fishery. Chris Fischer, president of King Fischer Fisheries LLC, said his company will act as a fish buyer for another processor.

Suspect in 11-year-old Alaska murder held in Carolina killing
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A man suspected of killing his girlfriend here eleven years ago has been charged with murdering his wife in South Carolina this summer. Both women were shot once in the mouth.

Public-private groups join to monitor Kenai River water quality
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Around the Peninsula
Senator to speak before Kenai ChamberDAV plan meeting ThursdayRealtors to hold monthly meetingPoynor plans book signingDrag races to be held at Soldotna airportGospel quartet to sing in NikiskiSaturday walking tour canceledGrief group leaders neededFunny River Festival schedule announcedKenai, Nikiski class reunion slatedWatershed Forum walk features fisheries managementSchool Daze Luncheon presented by Christian Women's ClubSchool Daze Luncheon presented by Christian Women's ClubKenai Peninsula offers cruiseSenators Stevens' and Murkowski's mobile office to visit peninsulaInfant massage instructor certification training offered

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.

Petty takes over son Adam's car
CONCORD, N.C. -- Still mourning the death of his son, Kyle Petty said Tuesday he will honor him by permanently taking over Adam's race car -- a move that signifies a major restructuring at Petty Enterprises.

Teen cleans up at Kenai hotel job
Teen-agers' reluctance to pick up after themselves or clean their rooms is legendary. But 17-year-old Carisa Doty is enthusiastically tidying up after strangers this summer.

Wanted: Fish processors need workers
Want a job? If so, Kenai Peninsula fish processors want you.

Skipper airlifted from inlet vessel dies
A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew airlifted a fishing vessel skipper from his vessel seven miles east of Kalgin Island in Cook Inlet on Monday, about 25 miles west of Kenai.

Cold snap
Jason Kornfield bundles up against Tuesday's cold wind as he mows grass alongside the Kenai Spur Highway for the city of Kenai.

Forester hired for mitigation, logging projects
The borough recently hired Terry Nininger as Kenai Peninsula Borough forester.

Borough to help with slash disposal, Firewise
The Kenai Peninsula Borough has received close to 250 calls from residents seeking help with disposal of slash from beetle-killed trees or making neighborhoods more resistant to wildfire.

Tree removal could benefit future forests
Many small trees near the Kenai Spur Highway look healthy because they receive plenty of air and sunlight. However, the taller trees behind and those lurking deep in the forests are not as healthy as the overall picture seems.

Road-building powers, school bonds on agenda
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly will hold a hearing during its meeting in Seldovia tonight on a proposal for the borough to adopt road construction powers.

Borough ponders lot sales
The first in a series of land sales planned by the mayor of the Kenai Peninsula Borough comes up for a vote at the assembly's meeting tonight in Seldovia.

New regs proposed to protect humpback whales
One of the premium sights of wildlife in Alaska waters is the humpback whale.

Photo feature: Water dance
Jake Higbie bounces rain drops off the top of his umbrella while watching a softball game last weekend.

Good fishing prompts extension
For the second fishing period in a row, a stiff southwest blow has pushed Cook Inlet's money crop into the nets of commercial fishers. So many red salmon are coming up the inlet that the Alaska Depart-ment of Fish and Game extended Monday's opening twice.

King Fischer to act as buying station for processor
King Fischer Fisheries LLC president Chris Fischer said his company will act as a buying agent for a processor called Fish Hawk for the remainder of the Cook Inlet salmon season.

Safe Sitter classes offered
Teens interested in baby-sitting or day care as a job are encouraged to attend the Safe Sitter classes offered by Central Peninsula General Hospital. The class, for ages 11 to 13, instructs youngsters in how to be safe baby-sitters and includes infant CPR.

Teen takes to baby-sitting
Jeanette Copeland is starting early in the world of work. The 14-year-old is spending the summer at her first job, helping to take care of the babies and toddlers at Nikiski Day Care. She has had the job for a little more than two weeks and enjoys it so far.

High-tech gadgets changing the way many people camp
SPRING GROVE, Ill. (AP) --So much for getting away from it all.

Sports Briefs
Davey Johnson remains hospitalizedSource: Samuels agrees to termsAgent: Agreement reached on contract for GeorgeHatch tells Olympic probe to fold tentABC moves Hall of Fame exhibition kickoffEsiason to do radio on Monday night broadcasts

Armstrong struggles in mountains
MORZINE, France -- It was a rare sight: Lance Armstrong struggling through the mountains, unable to summon an extra burst of energy to stay with his rivals on a climb.

Twins close home schedule with split
The American Legion Post 20 Twins enter the most crucial portion of their schedule knowing they can beat the best teams in the state, yet not overconfident they can beat the best teams in the state.

Will America be a long shot in the long jump?
Collegians Melvin Lister, Dwight Phillips and Walter Davis made the U.S. team in the long jump at the Olympic track and field trials Monday night, but will they be good enough to extend the Americans' domination at the Sydney Games?

West is best
PHOENIX -- In the end, the West didn't need Cynthia Cooper.

Oilers burned in Hawaii sun
The Peninsula Oilers came up just a little short in Alaska Baseball League action Monday, surrendering a run in the bottom of the eighth to lose 4-3 to the Hawaii Island Movers at Rainbow Stadium in Honolulu.

Pitcher shuts out Phillies into eighth in New York debut
NEW YORK -- Denny Neagle took a shutout into the eighth inning in his New York debut as the Yankees beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-1 on Tuesday night.

Kenai police kill nuisance bear
KENAI (AP) -- The Kenai Police Department was forced to kill a black bear at a house near Kenai Central High School last week after it made a nuisance of itself.

Domestic animals attacked by bear
SITKA (AP) -- For the second time in four days a brown bear made its way through Sitka city streets and yards to attack domestic animals Monday.

Researchers study black bear behavior inside Kenai Fjords National Park
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Along most of the outer coast of the Kenai Peninsula, in Kenai Fjords National Park, mountains and cliffs plunge straight down into the green waters of the Gulf of Alaska.

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