Sunday, July 21, 2002

Grizzlies fight near Chena River dam
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Doug Edwards normally spends his time counting salmon, not grizzly bears. On Thursday, Edwards got a chance to do both.

Toddler accidentally shoots father
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- An Anchorage man was hospitalized after he was accidentally shot by his 3-year-old son, police said Friday.

Sen. Stevens seeks millions for state projects
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Sen. Ted Stevens emerged from a long day Thursday in the Appropriations Committee room with spending bills that contain millions for Alaska projects and programs.

Shishmaref residents vote to move village
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Residents of the island village of Shishmaref have voted overwhelmingly to relocate their community to escape the violent storms that have eroded huge chunks of shoreline.

Woodland caribou threatened
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Alaska's only woodland caribou herd is on the brink of extinction and there isn't much biologists can do to save it because the herd resides in a national park and preserve.

Pepper spray discharge causes airport evacuation
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The main concourse at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport was evacuated briefly Sunday after a security guard's can of pepper spray accidentally discharged.

Tourism association selects new president
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Alaska Travel Industry Association has a new president and chief operation officer.

Fairbanks woman sentenced for bad checks
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A 20-year-old woman has been sentenced to nine months in prison for her role in writing more than $32,000 in bad checks to Fairbanks-area businesses.

White House wants to replace gasline tax credit plan
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The Bush administration wants to replace a proposed tax credit for Alaska natural gas sales with some other type of incentive that doesn't set a gas price floor, Sen. Frank Murkowski said Thursday after a meeting at the White House.

Kodiak protests federal crab fishery plan
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Kodiak City Council has officially condemned a federal plan to divide the Bering Sea commercial crab fisheries into individual fishing and processing shares.

Light earthquake strikes in Andreanof Islands
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A light earthquake struck in the Andreanof Islands Friday morning.

Lightning sparks dozens of fires
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Parts of Alaska were pounded with lightning strikes that set off dozens of new wildfires.

Harbor waste prove deadly for Seward sea gulls
SEWARD (AP) -- The Alaska SeaLife Center rehabilitation department was abuzz with the sound of hair dryers -- and the smell of damp feathers.

Fisherman found dead in Chena River
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Divers pulled a fisherman's body out of the Upper Chena River after kayakers saw him submerged in 10 feet of water, Alaska State Troopers said.

Fishery Observer Harassment Correction
UNALASKA (AP) -- The Associated Press on July 18 erroneously reported which fishing company owned a Bering Sea trawler on which a man last August was accused of sexually harassing a National Marine Fisheries Service fisheries observer. The trawler, the Dona Martita, is owned by Nina Fisheries of Seattle.

Man dies in rollover on Glenn Highway
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- An Eagle River man died Saturday in a rollover accident on the Glenn Highway.

Police say kids might have clues to girl's murder
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Police are asking parents in the neighborhood where a 13-year-old girl was found murdered to question their children about the night of the homicide and pass on any information they learn, even if it doesn't seem significant.

Alaska Newspapers to publish new weekly
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Alaska Newspapers Inc. is launching a new weekly publication on Thursday.

Army to contract for some work at Alaska bases
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The Army plans to contract out some of the work done by the public works departments at Fort Richardson and Fort Wainwright to a private, Seattle-based company.

Court approves sale terms for Anchorage Aces
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A bankruptcy court judge has cleared the way for the sale of the bankrupt Anchorage Aces to a group of businessmen.

North Pole man indicted in shooting
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A North Pole man has been indicted by a grand jury on a first-degree murder charge in the shooting death of a 16-year-old girl at his home last week.

Supreme Court sides with man in Alyeska appeal
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The Alaska Supreme Court says Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. owes a Fairbanks businessman $4.8 million.

Yentna fire flares up
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A wildfire near Yentna Station, 50 miles northwest of Anchorage, exploded on Wednesday, growing from about 150 acres to more than 1,000 acres in two hours after a thunderstorm blew into the area, state forestry officials said.

Villagers hospitalized after eating tainted whale
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Five people from the Southwest Alaska village of Kwigillingok were hospitalized in Anchorage and Bethel after eating possibly tainted whale blubber.

Body on Kuskokwim identified as Bethel boy
BETHEL (AP) -- A decomposed body found on the bank of the Kuskokwim River has been identified as a missing 17-year-old Bethel boy.

DMV offices compete to sign up organ donors
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Top staff members in two Division of Motor Vehicles offices are competing to see which office can recruit the most Alaskans to join the state's organ donor registry this month.

Violent storm socks Fairbanks
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- When the rain started pouring during a rush-hour squall Thursday, Debbie O'Leary hurried home to close the windows on her mobile home. Once there, a 100-foot white spruce and five other trees nearly closed in on her.

Handmade aluminum boat to set sail
DILLINGHAM (AP) -- A descendant of the sailboats that once dominated Bristol Bay has resurfaced in grand fashion in the boatyard at Peter Pan Seafoods.

Service takes no Twins prisoners
In the opening battle scene of the 2000 movie "Gladiator," one Roman centurion told his general of their enemy, "a people should know when they are conquered."

Photo feature: Long, winding trek
Hikers are dwarfed by their surroundings as they make their way south through Resurrection Pass on the Resurrection Pass Trail between Hope and Cooper Landing earlier this month.

NOW PLAYING: K19: The Widowmaker
What is it about submarines that make them the perfect vehicle for action dramas? You wouldn't really think that a small, cramped boat with an area that basically amounts to one long hallway could have inspired so many high octane summer thrill-rides, but the evidence is there. Hunt for Red October, Crimson Tide, U-571, and now, K19.

Fish dumping stops, but bears still linger
While the dumping of fish carcasses appears to have stopped, brown bears continue to frequent a North Dogwood Road neighborhood in Kenai.

District 33 candidates talk money
Fiscal responsibility, government accountability and a diversified economy are the keys to success in Alaska, two Republicans told the Kenai Chamber of Commerce Wednesday.

Chenault looks for new cooperation between legislators, next governor
Republican Rep. Mike Chenault is used to serving a large area of the peninsula, so he doesn't mind that his district just got a little bigger.

Policies aim to protect public dollars
Tumbling stock prices, allegations of corporate fraud and the increasingly unpredictable world of international relations have many investors squirming and looking for safe havens from the storm.

Edward S. Challans
Edward S. Challans died Tuesday, July 9, 2002, due to injuries sustained in a one-vehicle accident in Lewistown, Mont. He was 26.

Christopher Michael Galuska
Ninilchik resident Christopher Michael Galuska died Sunday, May 29, 2002, in Anchorage. He was age 29.

Alfred Ray Adamson
Kenai resident Alfred Ray Adamson died Thursday, July 18, 2002, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. He was 65.

Edward LeRoy French Jr.
Former Kenai resident Edward LeRoy French Jr. died Wednesday, July 10, 2002, in Thornton, Colo. He was 61.

Oilers drop close one to Panners
The Peninsula Oilers suffered their fifth straight loss Saturday, dropping their series opener 5-4 to the Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks in Alaska Baseball League play at Growden Memorial Park in Fairbanks.

Getting rid of refrigerator odors takes more than box of baking soda
Somewhere, in the depths of my refrigerator, the undead soul of a rotten chicken breast lurks.

No rave reviews for Bush's economic team
WASHINGTON -- At a time of economic uncertainty and stock market distress, President Bush's economic team seems to get little respect -- on Wall Street, Main Street or Capitol Hill.

Is it time for state to stop conducting primary elections?
The Aug. 27 primary offers a catalyst for Alaskans to debate: Is it time for the state to quit paying for primary elections and let the various parties decide who will appear on the general election ballot?

My Best Friend
Coyote, a 3-year-old sato, or Puerto Rico street dog, models her Easter bonnet for owner Anne Preston of Kenai.

Around the Peninsula
Senate candidate forum plannedNancy Murkowski to speak at luncheonFootball referee association to meetClass of 1967 to reuniteWRCC planning radiothon fund-raiser

Anchor Point musician finds her own beat
Piano wasn't her first choice. At 7 years old, it was JulieAnn Smith's only choice.

Forrest tops Mosley to retain WBC title
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- WBC welterweight champion Vernon Forrest won a unanimous 12-round decision Saturday night over Shane Mosley, beating him for the second time in six months.

Leadership no sweat for Armstrong
BEZIERS, France -- Only the hot weather made Lance Armstrong sweat during the 13th stage of the Tour de France.

Horn leads field at Peninsula Amateur by seven strokes
Nick Horn's 7-over round of 77 might not have been up to his usual standards, but coupled with his 72 in Friday's opening round, Horn still has a seven-stroke lead heading into today's final round of the Peninsula Amateur Golf Tournament at Birch Ridge Golf Course.

Stock car racers visited by caribou
With just eight cars showing up for Kenai Peninsula Racing Lions-Circle Track Division racing Friday at Twin Cities Raceway, drivers were pretty unanimous in wanting more competition.

Els takes two-stroke lead at British Open
GULLANE, Scotland -- Tiger Woods clenched his teeth on the short walk to the fifth tee, feeling the sharp sting of a cold rain that blew sideways into his face. The real pain came later.

Bucks' Robinson arrested
CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) -- Milwaukee Bucks star Glenn Robinson was arrested early Saturday and charged with domestic battery, assault and illegal possession of a firearm.

Answer lets others provide answers
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) -- Allen Iverson let his supporters do all the talking. Making his first public appearance since his arrest Tuesday, the Philadelphia 76ers' star signed autographs and mingled with fans, but didn't speak to reporters at his annual children's charity event Saturday night.

Barron wins first race in his 11th career start
GLADEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Alex Barron outran Gil de Ferran over the final two laps following a restart, winning the Firestone Indy 200 Saturday night at the Nashville Superspeedway by 0.42 seconds for his first IRL victory.

Tiger turns up on the Weather Channel, not leader board
Bareheaded against a driving rain, barely able to see the line of his putt, Tiger Woods blinked.

Gillaspie takes Pied Piper magic to Sitka
In my five years here at the Clarion sports department, I've come to know numerous coaches and administrators pretty well.

Sports Briefs
Sen. Phillips donates $10,000 to Team Alaska FundPop Warner officials clinic scheduledKenai Peninsula Football Officials to meet July 29Sports physicals available at Homer High TuesdayHomer High looking to fill coaching vacanciesPeninsula grapplers fare well on national stageDavenport, Seles win first two Fed Cup matches

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