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Thursday, July 27, 2000

Haber: Trial verdict makes him more determined than ever
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A wildlife biologist who has been a thorn in the side of Alaska trappers and state wolf control specialists for years says he's more determined than ever to continue his research.

Cook Inlet beluga found shot to death
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A baby Cook Inlet beluga whale found Sunday at Point Campbell had been shot twice, officials with the National Marine Fisheries Service said.

Upper inlet fishery still looks poor
KENAI -- Dismal returns of Kenai River sockeyes spelled uncertainty for Thursday's commercial fishery in upper Cook Inlet, state biologists said.

State wants railroad to dig up contaminated soil
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- State environmental officials want the Alaska Railroad to dig up and remove soil in areas most heavily contaminated by last winter's jet fuel spill at Gold Creek.

Upper inlet fishery still looks poor
KENAI -- Dismal returns of Kenai River sockeyes spelled uncertainty for Thursday's commercial fishery in upper Cook Inlet, state biologists said.

Child safe after thief ditches car
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A teenager who stole a car at a South Anchorage gas pump Wednesday night ditched it a quarter-mile up the road after realizing there was a toddler in the back seat.

Iron Dog teams announced
BIG LAKE (AP) -- America's ''Big Four'' snowmobile manufacturers have set their teams for the 2001 Iron Dog, and most of the big names are in the running.

Measure would create panel to study railroad expansion
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A Senate committee approved legislation Wednesday to create a U.S.-Canada Commission to study a railroad connection between Canada and Alaska.

Hatchery fish boost Juneau-area chum harvest
JUNEAU (AP) -- A thriving hatchery program is boosting the chum salmon harvest in the Juneau area to record levels.

UAF doctor loses fight to keep job
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A popular doctor has lost the fight to keep her job at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Anchorage woman charged with manslaughter, DWI
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- An Anchorage woman was charged Tuesday with manslaughter and driving while intoxicated for a downtown vehicle crash last March that left a woman dead.

Six months after crash, remains of nine still unidentified
VENTURA, Calif. (AP) -- Six months after Alaska Airlines Flight 261 plunged into the Pacific Ocean killing all 88 aboard, the remains of nine victims still haven't been identified.

Chinese crewman crushed by door on cruise ship
JUNEAU (AP) -- A massive hydraulic door crushed a crewman to death aboard the cruise ship Norwegian Sky early Wednesday morning, authorities said.

Alaska Air cuts growth plans to meet safety and maintenance requirements
SEATTLE (AP) -- Alaska Airlines has postponed plans to increase service this fall, largely because of costly measures to meet Federal Aviation Administration safety concerns.

State approves Tanana Flats route for power line to Fairbanks
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The state on Tuesday put its stamp of approval on a controversial route across the Tanana Flats for a new high-voltage power line to Fairbanks.

Breached dam leaves Kake without drinking water
KAKE (AP) -- A breach in an aging wooden dam this week left Kake without water for drinking or the town's seafood processing operation.

Who's Who in the owl world
BARROW (AP) -- The Inupiat always have referred to the area around here as Ukpeagvik, the place where owls gather.

Chinese crewman crushed by door on cruise ship
JUNEAU (AP) -- A cruise ship crewman crushed to death by a hydraulic door was apparently moving laundry bags through the door when he became caught, investigators said Thursday.

Early radar work would not violate treaty, administration lawyers say
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Administration lawyers agree that President Clinton could approve the first steps toward building a national missile defense without violating a 1972 arms control treaty, Defense Secretary William Cohen said Wednesday.

Phillips profits grow
Higher oil and natural gas prices coupled with production from new Alaska properties helped boost second quarter earnings almost sevenfold for Phillips Petroleum, helping the company easily surpass Wall Street's expectations.

State's pest-free potatoes draw Chinese
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Tobacco leaves, bonsai trees and fragrant pears top the agenda this week as trade officials from the U.S. and China meet in Fairbanks to discuss opening borders for more agricultural products.

Knowles announces process to restrict jet skis in critical habitats
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Following a state park order Wednesday to close part of Kachemak Bay to jet skis, Gov. Tony Knowles announced procedures that could restrict the personal watercraft in other areas considered critical habitat.

Russian River serves up fish, bears and history
COOPER LANDING (AP) -- About 11:30 on a clear July evening, Joe Naughton cast a brown caddis fly toward a fat rainbow trout prowling the headwaters of the Russian River.

UA museum grant for repatriation consultation with Nunivak Island elders
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The University of Alaska Museum has won a $18,765 grant from the National Park Service to be used for repatriation consultation with elders from the village of Mekoryuk on Nunivak Island.

Manokotak man drowns
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A man from the southwest Alaska village of Manokotak drowned Monday evening.

Restored plane honors memory of late military chief McCloud
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Robert Nesmith never expected to see his fighter plane again after he crash-landed it on Attu Island during World War II, when he was 20 years old.

Early radar work would not violate treaty, administration lawyers say
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Administration lawyers agree that President Clinton could approve the first steps toward building a national missile defense without violating a 1972 arms control treaty, Defense Secretary William Cohen said Wednesday.

Supreme Court upholds ruling on blanket primary
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Alaska Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a challenge to the state's emergency rules issued for next month's primary election.

Murkowski pushing for higher pilot retirement age
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Alaska Sen. Frank Murkowski on Tuesday gave a push to his proposed legislation to raise the mandatory retirement age for commercial pilots.

Glacial outburst sends rush of water down Taku River
JUNEAU (AP) -- A rush of water released by a Canadian glacier pushed the Taku River's flow to more than double it's normal level, the U.S. Geological Survey reported Wednesday.

Many pass up chance to hold retirement savings
NEW YORK -- If you're changing jobs this summer and you've got several thousand dollars in your 401(k) retirement account, here's a brief quiz for you.

Health code problems shut restaurant briefly
State officials said the King Salmon Restaurant in Soldotna closed voluntarily for one day last month after failing a June 14 Department of Environmental Conservation inspection.

Business Briefs
Chugach Electric Association receives $1 millionCross Timbers reports second-quarter resultsLand's End Resort hires Fairbanks chefBohai Bay wells strike oilFNBA appoints new director to its boardHomer chamber plans mixerAlaska students study oil industryAHFC picks underwritersFederal grants train high-tech workers

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.

Around the Peninsula
UCIDA to hold board meetingSoldotna Elks Lodge announces Iowa Farm DaysDog agility fun match plannedSiren tests to be conducted Aug. 3Soldotna historical tour to be presentedWRCC in need of volunteers for foot race

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.

Around the Peninsula
PCI offers computer workshopsVisitors center features volcanoes, hand-dyed silkSoldotna church to hold Bible schoolSterling holds fourth annual "Run For Your Life"Defensive driving courses offeredNew drop box available at DMV

10-year-old girl reels in 75-pound king salmon
In a competition reminiscent of David and Goliath, a 65-pound, 10-year-old girl caught a 75-pound king salmon near Beaver Creek Hole in the Kenai River around 6:30 Tuesday morning.

Nikiski bachelor spotlighted in magazine
I didn't feel that I deserved the opportunity that I was given. It should have been given to someone else. But I had the time of my life.

Briefly
Funny River Festival kicks off FridayDog agility fun match planned Wednesday

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

Sunday Concert on the Lawn boogies into 21st year
KBBI Homer Public Radio presents its 20th Sunday Concert on the Lawn Saturday and Sunday at KBBI's old studio site, the meadow lot off Main Street behind the Homer Cleaning Center in downtown Homer.

points standings
Poin standings so far for Nascar drivers.

Common templates should go
We'd love to wave a hand, and with that wave, make the subject of ''common templates'' subject, concept and intent go away for good.

MONEY LEADERS
Money leaders on the Nascar circuit.

Sunday's race
Next race: CarQuest Auto Parts 250 (Race 21 of 32 for NASCAR Busch Series)

Schedule
Nascar race schedule

Jarrett's consistency pays off
LONG POND, Pa. -- It's a long season, and fortunes can change as fast as you can snap a valve spring. But Dale Jarrett, a laboring dark horse through the season's first half, looms suddenly as a contender.

Back to work?
Less than a week after six businesses lost their offices and equipment, the cloud of disbelief has turned into a flurry of getting back to business.

Accessibility on a roll
Cut the cake, blow out the candles and unwrap the presents -- the Americans with Disabilities Act turns 10 years old today.

Making waves
The quiet waters of Johnson Lake, near Kasilof, are being shaken and stirred by boats this week.

Lack of reds beaches fishing fleet
Cook Inlet drift boats and east side setnetters will be on the beach today to shore up flagging sockeye salmon escapement to the Kenai River.

Fishery future remains in doubt
Thursday's commercial fishery in upper Cook Inlet is up in the air as state biologists consider dismal returns of Kenai River sockeyes.

Teen chooses fishy business for first job
For most teens, a first job comes after filling out applications and going to an interview. August Lindow of Kenai is different.

Schools facing challenge
These are turbulent times for the peninsula public schools, said Donna Peterson, superintendent of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District.

Bradley M. Kiffmeyer
Bradley Mark Kiffmeyer, of Soldotna, died Monday, June 26, 2000, in St. Cloud, Minn. He was 45.

Post 20 Twins drub Wasilla for District II title
The American Legion Post 20 Twins baseball team proved it was the top team in District II Tuesday, defeating the Wasilla Road Warriors 10-0 at Arco Fields in Fairbanks.

Peninsula squad ready for Wood Bat Invitational
Players from the Peninsula Oilers and other Alaska Baseball League teams will get a chance to show off in front of pro scouts this weekend as they gather in Anchorage for the annual Wood Bat Invitational tournament.

Canary still singing for Mat-Su Miners
There wasn't much to appreciate during fan appreciation night at Coral Seymour Memorial Park Wednesday, as the Peninsula Oilers closed the 2000 regular season with a 6-0 loss to the Mat-Su Miners.

Panthers retooled for 2000 season
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Eric Davis' smile was gaping. As he looked around Carolina's practice field Tuesday and saw all the new faces, the cornerback could envision a very good season.

Sports Briefs
Soccer tourney kicks off in SoldotnaKCHS cross country takes off MondayVolleyball tournament, camp in Homer The tournament fee is $10 per pair.Tennis clinic in HomerRun for Women needs volunteersSouth Africa to appeal World Cup vote

Oilers just Min'ing their own business
The Mat-Su Miners are up against the wall going into tonight's regular season finale against the Peninsula Oilers, after dropping a 2-1 decision to them Tuesday night at Coral Seymour Memorial Park.

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