Sunday, July 30, 2000

Seward homesteader losing fowl to attack ravens
An AP Alaska Member Exchange

CIRI could reap windfall in proposed telecom takeover
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A bid by German telecom giant Deutsche Telekom to buy an American wireless phone company could bring a billion-dollar windfall to Cook Inlet Region Inc.

Lawsuit challenges tax cap initiative
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A group led by Nome Mayor Leo Rasmussen and including AFL-CIO state leader Mano Frey filed a lawsuit Friday to remove the property tax cap initiative from the November ballot.

Murkowski says GOP platform includes pro-ANWR plank
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The committee writing the 2000 Republican Party platform has included wording that backs oil development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska Sen. Frank Murkowski said Friday.

EPA cites Bethel for hazardous waste violations
BETHEL (AP) -- The city of Bethel has been cited for more than a dozen violations of federal rules aimed at preventing oil pollution.

U.S. Senate approves cruise ship pollution measure
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The U.S. Senate has approved a measure to limit disposal of cruise ship wastewater in Alaska's Inside Passage.

Alaska's oilpatch preparing to replace aging workers
An AP Alaska Member Exchange

State judge rules against VPSO plaintiffs in lawsuit
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- An Anchorage judge has ruled against the plaintiffs on their request for an injunction as part of their lawsuit over rural police protection.

Missing fisherman found dead near Kodiak
KODIAK (AP) -- A 17-year-old fishing boat crewman died after attending a beach birthday party at Larsen Bay, west of Kodiak.

Fairbanks man charged with attempted murder
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A Fairbanks man has been charged with attempted murder and several other felonies after he allegedly went on a drive-by shooting spree and led police on a high-speed chase.

Alaska's oilpatch preparing to replace aging workers
An AP Alaska Member Exchange

Around the Peninsula
Soldotna Senior Center hosts candidates forumKenai library to close for computer upgradeSterling holds annual 'Run For Your Life'Chapel announces vacation Bible schoolWRCC in need of volunteers for foot raceFine Arts Center holds sales gallery, walking toursSoldotna IRS office to reopen in new location

Community Calendar
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Totem Tracers get thrills from finding forgotten ancestors
Bruce Stinsman is excited about discovering a distant ancestor he didn't know he had.

Photo feature: Putting the 'fun' in Funny River
Della Denato taunts participants in the wet sponge throw during the Funny River Festival Saturday morning at the Funny River Community Center. The celebration's theme is "Paving the Way" in honor of Funny River Road's new blacktop. Events continue today and feature a pancake breakfast from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. and a pioneer potluck picnic and salmon bake beginning at 4 p.m.

Corporate giant looking ahead to larger role in state's oil patch
The recent acquisition of Arco Alaska Inc. by Phillips Petroleum Co. means some changes for Cook Inlet, said Steve Arbelovsky, Phillips' new Cook Inlet operations manager.

Concerns raised over health care accessibility
For many peninsula veterans, the strings attached to obtaining their promised medical care from the Veterans Administration is a pill they find too hard to swallow. However, a town meeting held Saturday may provide the spoonful of sugar it takes to make that medicine go down.

E. coli alert wanes
The Kenai Peninsula's E. coli outbreak sent another person to the hospital last week, but officials believe the worst is over.

Teens gain nursing experience
The residents of Heritage Place may be elderly, but they appreciate youthful energy in those who help care for them.

Donohue, Wahl Deanna Donohue and Tim Wahl
Donohue, Wahl announce engagement Deanna Donohue and Tim Wahl, both of Knoxville, Iowa, have announced their plans to marry in May 2001 in Soldotna.

Birch Ridge Golf Course ripe for peninsula seniors
Horse racing is the sport of kings and golf is the game of retired gentlemen.

Can't rain on this parade
A steady drizzle may have forced the cancellation of actual drag racing at the Soldotna Municipal Airport Saturday, but it did not stop die-hard drivers and fans from showing up anyway.

Oilers play waiting game
The Peninsula Oilers scratched out their first win of the Anchorage Bucs Wood Bat Invitational tournament Friday, downing the Anch-orage Glacier Pilots 3-2 in a seven-inning game at Mulcahy Stadium in Anch-orage.

Teeing off for a good cause
It started raining early on Saturday morning but organizers said it was going to take a lot more than a little precipitation to cancel the 11th annual Mike Navarre Charity Golf Classic.

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