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Tuesday, August 1, 2000

Outdoors couple favor Bush stand on drilling
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Roy Burkhart grew up around the Pittsburgh steel mills and recalls hard times when the steel industry soured.

Alaska Republicans attend party convention
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Alaska delegates to the Republican National Convention say they will be watching out for the state's interests at the gathering in Philadelphia this week.

State files suit over Homer cleanup
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The state of Alaska has filed a lawsuit against a Utah couple and their company for failing to clean up gasoline contamination in Homer, state environmental officials said Monday.

Governor sends disaster aid to Kake
JUNEAU (AP) -- Saying the loss of Kake's aging wooden dam was an imminent threat, Gov. Tony Knowles authorized state officials Monday to spend $407,000 in disaster money on a temporary replacement of the town's water supply.

White Pass & Yukon railroad to resume Carcross service
CARCROSS, YUKON TERRITORY (AP) -- The White Pass & Yukon Route railroad brought gold to this small village Saturday.

Two Hoonah loggers die in accident
HOONAH (AP) -- A tree used as a makeshift hoist toppled Monday, killing two Hoonah loggers, authorities said.

Alaskaland attraction closed while authorities look for lead paint
(Fairbanks-AP) -- One of the best-known tourist attractions in Fairbanks has been closed -- at least temporarily -- while borough officials look for the presence of lead in the paint.

Former State Rep. Joe McGill, who represented Bristol Bay from 1965 to 1976, is dead at age 76.
McGill died Sunday night at his home following a lengthy illness.

Study recommends photo surveillance to stop red-light runners
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A national insurance institute study says Alaska is 13th in the nation for the rate of traffic deaths caused by drivers who run red lights.

Endangered Species Act extended to protect short-tailed albatross
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Monday extended protection for the endangered short-tailed albatross to include its habitat within the United States.

Minto man killed in Elliott Highway rollover accident
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A man from the village of Minto was killed in a single-vehicle rollover accident on the Elliott Highway early Sunday, Alaska State Troopers said.

Tuberculosis rate increases
JUNEAU (AP) -- A new s

State taking another step to crack down on delinquent student loans
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Officials with the state's student loan program plan to take another step beginning next month to crack down on some 37,500 borrowers who are late or who simply aren't making their payments.

Tongass culverts a barrier to fish passage
JUNEAU (AP) -- Two-thirds of the culverts that let salmon streams cross roads in the Tongass National Forest may be inadequate for fish passage, according to a study released Monday by state and federal agencies.

Coast Guard helicopter crew medevacs Hoonah man
SITKA (AP) -- A helicopter crew from the Coast Guard's Air Station Sitka transported a Hoonah man with heart attack symptoms to Sitka over the weekend.

Alaskaland attraction closed pending lead paint investigation
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- One of Alaskaland's attractions has been closed pending the outcome of a lead paint investigation.

Alaska delegation chairman to nominate second Bush
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A dozen years ago, the chairman of the Alaska delegation rose from the floor of the Republican National Convention to nominate George Bush for president.

Utility to start building intertie in advance of state ruling
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The Golden Valley Electric Association planned to begin construction of its Northern Intertie route Tuesday, two weeks before the state was scheduled to issue a final ruling on the project.

Alaska delegation chairman to nominate second Bush
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A dozen years ago, the chairman of the Alaska delegation rose from the floor of the Republican National Convention to nominate George Bush for president.

Fairbanks Republican mounts write-in bid against unopposed Democrat
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- An aide to Republican Sen. Pete Kelly is mounting a write-in campaign against Democrat Joe Hayes, another legislative aide who had been unopposed in the race to succeed retiring Democrat Tom Brice in the House.

Body of missing Stevens Village man found
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Fish and Wildlife Protection officers traveling on the Chena River found the body of Walter Stevens, 50, floating in the water near the Pump House restaurant Saturday afternoon.

Ketchikan lawyer appointed to Superior Court
JUNEAU (AP) -- Trevor Stephens, a Ketchikan attorney, has been appointed a Superior Court judge.

UAS hopes to train Natives as teachers with $2.4 million federal grant
JUNEAU (AP) -- The University of Alaska Southeast hopes a $2.4 million federal grant will translate into as many as 80 new Alaska Native teachers.

Research suggests pesticides interfere with salmon survival mechanisms
SEATTLE (AP) -- Low levels of pesticides can keep salmon from smelling properly, blocking their ability to detect predators, catch prey and return to their native streams, new research suggests.

Random cruise ship checks show higher-than-expected bacteria levels
JUNEAU (AP) -- The first random checks of cruise ship wastewater in Southeast revealed higher levels of bacteria than state environmental officials expected.

Biologists predict better Kodiak deer season
KODIAK (AP) -- Wildlife biologists are predicting that the Kodiak Archipelago deer season will be more successful this year compared to last when there was a substantial die-off.

Ahtna Inc. buys research vessel
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- One of Alaska's regional Native corporations is hoping to advance the cause of science while at the same time profit from the state's extensive coastline and wealth of sea creatures.

Subsistence fishermen net more than expected
DILLINGHAM (AP) -- Mike Meador and Wes Parks expected to find a truckload of sockeye salmon when they checked their subsistence net on the beach at the Bristol Bay village of Kanakanak earlier this month.

Around the Peninsula
Superintendent to speak at chamber todayChamber to hold beautification judgingVisitors center to feature silk, tool makingWatershed forum to hold historical tourMayor's Cup golf scramble to be held SaturdayKPC opens phone registration

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.

Around the Peninsula
Driftnetters restricted to west side of inletTobacco Control Alliance offers help for smokersKenai chamber lunch to feature candidatesDog agility fun match slated for WednesdayProgram on invasive marine species plannedAdvance tickets available for State Fair

Labonte threw out the first pitch and is the current Winston Cup points leader.
NASCAR Winston Cup car driver Bobby Labonte drives his No. 18 Interstate Batteries Pontiac along the warning track as Minnesota Twins Corey Koskie, right, watches Monday at Camden Yards in Baltimore. Labonte threw out the first pitch and is the current Winston Cup points leader.

Candidate declared fit to run in primary
The Alaska Division of Elections has reconfirmed the legal candidacy of Senate District E hopeful Mike Szymanski. However, the Republican Party of Alaska has asked for an expedited hearing challenging Szymanski's eligibility.

Agrium optimistic proposed sale will ease FTC concerns
Agrium Inc. officials are waiting to hear whether the proposed sale of Oregon and Washington facilities will ease Federal Trade Commis-sion concerns with their proposed purchase of Unocal's agricultural products business.

Burner provides clean disposal of slash
Anyone who drove along the North Road in January or February will remember the burning piles of slash beside the highway that cast a smoky pall over the area for several weeks.

Parents want playground cleaned up
Like restless spirits rising from the grave, a 20-year-old fuel spill has come back to haunt residents of the village of Nanwalek.

Safeway job perfect for responsible teen
Helping the elderly and those who have purchased more than an armful of groceries is Cody Michael's job as courtesy clerk at Safeway.

Kenai surplus includes 358 Beanie Babies
An auction next week by the city of Kenai should produce some interesting juxtapositions.

Government action
In order to earn a diploma from the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, students are required to take one semester of government class. The course details the U.S. Constitution, explains local and presidential elections and describes the inner workings of Congress.

Redoubt upgrade could start this week
The days are numbered for the dust, washboard and potholes that bedevil drivers on Soldotna's East Redoubt Avenue.

Photo feature: Mirror reflection
Michael Drees is reflected in a window at Petro Express in Kenai as he walks along North Willow Street with his wife Melanie last week. The couple are visiting from Germany.

July 31: Voice of The (Anchorage) Times on national park restrictions:
No one should be surprised that America's national parks are becoming more and more nature preserves where the general public is not invited and not welcome.

July 16: Peninsula Clarion on aligning with political parties:
Alaskans should consider whether it's time to ditch the political party system that governs state politics.

July 27: Anchorage Daily News on Alaska Railroad and fuel spills:
It's easy to imagine why railroad workers developed the habit of using cheater wires to hold open safety valves when draining fuel from locomotives. Routine maintenance becomes routine; the wires allowed workers to do other maintenance while fuel drained so they could change a filter.

July 30: Juneau Empire on cruise ship dumping legislation:
A bill now before the U.S. House would prohibit dumping of untreated sewage in the Inside Passage. The measure, first introduced last month by Sen. Frank Murkowski, an Alaska Republican, passed the Senate last week.

Alaska SeaLife Center news
Murre chick still thrivingCommon Murre project updateCrafty kids wanted Invitational held in August

Garden of the week
This week's Garden of the Week is Bill and Lois Nelson goes to 209 Susieana Drive in Kenai. To nominate a garden, pick up a form at the Kenai Parks and Recreation office in Kenai or call 283-3855.

New program designed to assist in healing after death of child
The thought of losing a child is so horrifying that no parent ever really thinks it will happen to them. Losing two is simply unimaginable.

Peninsula People
Students named to deans' listsPageant winners crownedArea teen recognized

Births
Jennifer and Jeremy GibersonRenee and Daniel Eason

Lindros snubs Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA -- After being stripped of his captaincy and getting ostracized from the team, Eric Lindros had enough of the Philadelphia Flyers.

Trammell homer helps Mets extend streak to six with win over Cardinals
NEW YORK -- Bubba Trammell homered in his first at-bat for New York, just like Mike Bordick did a day earlier, and Bobby J. Jones pitched a four-hitter as the New York Mets stretched their winning streak to six by beating the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 Sunday.

Labonte threw out the first pitch and is the current Winston Cup points leader.
NASCAR Winston Cup car driver Bobby Labonte drives his No. 18 Interstate Batteries Pontiac along the warning track as Minnesota Twins Corey Koskie, right, watches Monday at Camden Yards in Baltimore. Labonte threw out the first pitch and is the current Winston Cup points leader.

Patriots shoot down 49ers
CANTON, Ohio -- Dennis Miller was there, Steve Young was not. Welcome to a new season of ''Monday Night Football.''

Can Miller quarterback Monday Night Football to higher ratings?
CANTON, Ohio -- The most-watched rookie won't be on the field at Monday night's Pro Football Hall of Fame game.

East bests Twins at Legion tourney
The Post 20 Twins rallied for two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning, but their comeback bid fell short as East took a 10-7 win in the opening round of the Alaska State American Legion Baseball Tournament Monday at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage.

Fun's the goal at KPSC tourney
Score one for fun.

Lancaster gasses Williams at drags
Head-t

Silver Salmon sparkle at meet
The Soldotna Silver Salmon swim team took 10 swimmers to the 2000 Speedo AK Swimming Long Course Championship. The Silver Salmon broke personal records and placed high in several categories.

Oilers pull all-nighters at Wood Bat
The Peninsula Oilers finshed off the Anchorage Bucs Wood Bat Invitational Saturday and Sunday, pulling a pair of all-nighters.

Twins cruise into state tournament
The Post 20 Twins baseball team begins play in the Alaska State American Legion Baseball Tournament today in Anchorage, squaring off with East in a 10 a.m. game at Mulcahy Stadium.

Anchorage Bucs Wood Bat Invitational
Anchorage Bucs Wood Bat Invitational at Mulcahy Stadium, Anchorage

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