Sunday, August 6, 2000

Controversial Cooper Landing project sparks more concern
KENAI -- The Kenai Peninsula Borough's proposed Cooper Landing development is stuck in controversy again, delayed this week by disagreements on timing between the borough mayor and assembly members.

Russian trawler charged with illegal fishing in U.S. waters
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The U.S. Attorney's office in Anchorage said Friday it has decided to prosecute a case involving a Russian trawler that was seized earlier this week for fishing inside U.S. economic zone waters.

Search under way for missing Egegik fisherman
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Searchers have found the skiff of a missing Egegik fisherman but no sign of the 24-year-old man himself.

Kodiak gets state approval to run harbor utilities
KODIAK (AP) -- State regulators have approved a request by the City of Kodiak to become a public utility operating its own electrical distribution system at the local boat harbors.

Tired hikers call in rescue by cellphone
JUNEAU (AP) -- Trapped on a steep, slick mountainside in the gathering dark, two tired hikers from the Lower 48 fell back on an all-purpose safety tool -- the cellular phone -- to trigger what turned out to be a tricky helicopter rescue.

Troopers warned accused driver about effects of painkillers
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A man driving under the influence of painkillers crashed into another vehicle on the Parks Highway late last month, injuring a Lower 48 couple on vacation, Alaska State Troopers said.

Fish and Game says man legally shot Russian River Bear
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Wrapping up their investigation, state and federal agencies have concluded that a man legally shot a black bear on the Russian River over the weekend.

Driver in fatal crash had high blood-alcohol level
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The driver blamed for a July car crash on Chena Hot Springs Road that killed him and five other people had a blood-alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit, Alaska State Troopers said Saturday.

Elderly tourist dies while on Southeast hike
JUNEAU (AP) -- A 73-year-old tourist died Friday while on a hike in Southeast Alaska.

Up to 80,000 gallons of jet fuel leaks from pipeline
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- An abandoned underground pipeline may have leaked up to 80,000 gallons of jet fuel in an Anchorage neighborhood, according to state environmental officials.

Swedes try to circle globe in open boat
JUNEAU (AP) -- In a boat the size of a family car, two Swedes motored away from Juneau early Friday to continue their around-the-world voyage.

Railroad cleared in creek bed bulldozing
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Alaska Railroad has been cleared of any wrongdoing when it bulldozed a creek bed near Moose Pass last month.

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Around the Peninsula
Kenai Middle School announces registrationSoldotna chamber holds candidates forumVisitors center features pottery, archaeologyBack-to-school shots available in Ninilchik, HomerBreast feeding group to hold meeting

On a wing and a prayer
An important era of the 20th century is rapidly passing out of living memory.

Photo feature: Dizzy days
Hillary Smith spins circles on the merry-go-round during Sterling Days Saturday afternoon. The festival featured a fun run, food, games for the kids and entertainment from Abundant Life Assembly of God's F-5 band.

Bagley proposal would subdivide Point Possession
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly ran out of time Tuesday before it could address the administration's proposal to subdivide 860 acres near Point Possession for eventual sale.

Our Lady of the Angels honors Sister Joyce Ross for 50 years of service
After 50 years in a profession, most people get a gold watch, retirement p

Ron Krigbaum
Kenai resident Ron Krigbaum died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2000, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. He was 33.

Truesdell, Avenier to wed
Mary Truesdell and Frederic Dominique Alain Avenier announce that they will be married Aug. 12 in Grenoble, France.

Oilers get hot, stay hot at NBC
The Peninsula Oilers won their first two games at the National Baseball Congress World Series in Wichita, Kan.

Political golf balls at Mayors tourney
Former Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Don Gilman and his team stormed the competition at the first Mayors Cup golf tournament Saturday at Birch Ridge in Soldotna.

NFL's top QBs: Young guns or heirs apparent?
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Peyton Manning was asked if the retirements of John Elway, Dan Marino and Steve Young make him one of the NFL's top QBs or just one of the top young ones.

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