Accused pipeline shooter sentenced in unrelated case
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The man convicted of shooting a hole in the trans-Alaska oil pipeline has been sentenced for an unrelated conviction stemming from a break in at a Fairbanks U-Haul business last September.
State eyes $7.5 million for rural Internet grants
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The state will distribute $7.5 million in grants to rural communities lacking online services, Gov. Tony Knowles said Thursday.
No drugs, alcohol found in woman who killed Godfrey
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Investigators said Karen Brand apparently did not have drugs or alcohol in her body at the time she shot former Public Safety Commissioner, Glenn Godfrey, and his wife, Patti.
Fish and Game staff euthanize well-known grizzly
DEADHORSE (AP) -- A well-known grizzly bear was killed in Deadhorse after she repeatedly entered buildings looking for food.
Boaters rescued off Admiralty Island
JUNEAU (AP) -- Seven people were rescued from Admiralty Island after their boats encountered harsh weather and mechanical problems Thursday, the Coast Guard said.
Corpse set ablaze near Girdwood; three in custody
GIRDWOOD (AP) -- The burned body of a young woman was found along a dirt road near a popular trail north of Girdwood early Thursday and Alaska State Troopers and Anchorage police were investigating the woman's death as a homicide.
Town asks for state relief in lieu of disaster
JUNEAU (AP) -- Yakutat residents are asking for state help to stave off what could be an economic disaster caused by the advance of the Hubbard Glacier.
Rivera excels in return
NEW YORK -- Alfonso Soriano, Raul Mondesi and Robin Ventura homered to account for all the Yankees' runs, and Mariano Rivera returned from the disabled list Thursday to close out New York's 6-3 win over the Kansas City Royals.
Cubs slugger homers twice, Bonds whiffs
SAN FRANCISCO -- There was a long home run at Pacific Bell Park, but Barry Bonds didn't hit it.
Boomer marketing still testing new ground in youth-worshiping Japan
TOKYO (AP) -- Gray haired or balding, the men show signs of age. But there's no doubt they're young at heart: They're exchanging e-mail on cell phones about their rock band's upcoming concert.
Volatile market prompts fresh look at risk tolerance
NEW YORK (AP) -- The traditional definition of risk tolerance is ''an investor's ability to handle declines in the value of his or her investments.''
Kentucky Fried Chicken marks 50th anniversary of first franchise
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Pete Harman was building a successful burger business in Utah when a white-haired, goateed acquaintance from Kentucky showed up unexpectedly and offered to cook a fried chicken dinner.
Scalz, Seaton differ on legislative move
HOMER -- It was business as usual for Paul Seaton and Drew Scalzi Wednesday as they restated some of their stances on issues facing the state during a luncheon sponsored by the Homer Chamber of Commerce and the Kachemak Bay Board of Realtors.
Incumbents miss chance to woo voters at 2 forums
Campaigns for the Alaska House and the U.S. Senate brought candidates in each of those races to public forums in the central Kenai Peninsula this week, but in each, the incumbent was unable to attend, leaving voters with no chance to engage them with questions.
Murkowski, Ross trade barbs at candidates forum
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Frank Murkowski and Anchorage attorney Wayne Anthony Ross acted more like old bantering buddies Thursday than serious rivals in the Republican race for governor.
Reds make way for silvers, pinks
Although this year's sockeye run is coming to a close, Alaska Department of Fish and Game reports there are still a few reds to be had.
Friday fish prizes
Matthew Tomanga, 12 of California Katelyn Cowie, 11
Pet gardens can provide personal stash of catnip
NEW MARKET, Va. (AP) -- A pet garden can be the cat's meow, provided you research your selections well and don't serve up too much of a good thing.
Hunter education required for kids
Beginning Aug. 1, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game required a hunter education course for all hunters born after Jan. 1, 1986.
Hunters, backcountry travelers shouldn't travel without certain items
Packing for the great outdoors adventure? With the fall hunting season just around the corner, it's good to know what to bring in the event of any unforeseen troubles.
Refuge Hunting Briefs
Rules for using aircraft to hunt Refuge waterfowl and small-game hunting
Hunting one of many ways to enjoy National Wildlife Refuge System
Hunting is an American tradition filled with much history and lore. Recent surveys estimated that 6 percent of the U.S. population age 16 or older, over 13 million people, went hunting in 2001, averaging 17.5 days afield each, and accounting for approximately $20 billion in total expenditures on travel, equipment, licenses, etc
Don't become another statistic
Ready? Aim ... WAITAMINUTE!!!!!
Mystery Creek Access Road opens Friday
Robin L. West, Refuge Manager of Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, announced the seasonal opening of the Mystery Creek Access Road and a portion of the Alaska Pipeline Company
Brown bear hunt may be canceled
When the hunting season on the Kenai Peninsula opens for moose on Aug. 20, hunters should expect things to be fairly similar to the way they've been for the past few years.
Don't know if a moose is legal? Then don't shoot
Legal or illegal? This issue appears at the outset to be a reasonably cut-and-dry question.
Anglers caught in sting face first day in court
Four out-of-state residents arrested for numerous fishing violations in July after a four-day undercover operation by state and federal authorities pleaded not guilty in Kenai Superior Court arraignment hearings Thursday.
Navarre won't run for mayor
Tim Navarre announced Thursday he will withdraw from the race for borough mayor and file instead to run for re-election to the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly from the new Assembly District 2, the Kenai district.
Run for Women raises money for good cause
The Kenai Women's Re-source and Crisis Center will sponsor the 15th Annual Kenai Peninsula Run For Women at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Kenai Green Strip.
Kenai to help residents with appeals
In planning and zoning matters, the city of Kenai, like other municipalities, offers its residents an avenue to appeal decisions made regarding their homes, property and neighborhoods. Residents have been taking advantage of that avenue more frequently of late.
Bush needs stronger case for war with Iraq
The Bush administration seems intent on war with Iraq, but it hasn't made its case to the American people. A stronger justification will be needed before Americans commit troops in the Persian Gulf region again.
Nikiski community day provides relaxing, fun day for families Generosity of business appreciated by program
Letters to the Editor
Graffiti vandals show ignorance with their mindless stunts Permanent fund wisely invested; bridge proposal losing proposition Is Tongass give-away indication of what Gov. Murkowski would do?
More corporate reforms still may be necessary
With this bit of regulatory fine-tuning, we can again let the economy be the economy.
Mushroom workshop postponed Fish and Game seeking coho tags Pennsylvania angler takes Seward derby McDowell wins July in Homer derby
Around the Peninsula
Extended immunization hours to be offered Storyteller to talk about Kenai women Spotters needed for tournament Dinner planned in Sterling Positions open on advisory board Pictures sought by Soldotna chamber Donations sought to support drowned boy Exxon Valdez oil spill workers sought
Church to offer space camp Ministry offers 'Direct Line 2 God' Author Sandi Querin to speak in Soldotna
Awhisper changed her life forever
Mary Ann Bird had a cleft palate and early childhood was torture.
In heart of Bible Belt, Russian Orthodox church far from ordinary
BROOKSIDE, Ala. (AP) -- The Rev. Benedict Tallant seems like a typical Alabama preacher with his GMC pickup truck and slow drawl, yet the three-armed cross and onion-shaped copper dome on his little brick church stand out in the Bible Belt.
New episodes are planned for Davey and Goliath
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Davey and Goliath, the stop-action animated stars of Sunday morning TV in the 1960s who recently reappeared in a soda commercial, are getting their TV show again.
National Council of Churches reports end of financial woes
NEW YORK (AP) -- The National Council of Churches announced that, due in part to cutbacks in staff and programs, it has recovered from its financial problems following a decade of deficit spending.
Mayor apologizes for preacher arrests
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP)-- Mayor John DeStefano Jr. has apologized for the arrests of two ministers who were charged for holding a loud church service after neighbors complained about the noise.
Court rules that Muslim women cannot wear headscarves in ID photos
MOSCOW (AP) -- A court in the Russian region of Tatarstan has ruled against three Muslim women who demanded the right to wear religious headscarves for official identification photos, a news agency reported.
United Methodists, Episcopalians begin dialogue
NASHVILLE (AP) -- The United Methodist Church and the Episcopal Church in the United States have begun their first interreligious dialogue.
Seattle's acceptance of gay pastors clashes with Methodist church law
SEATTLE (AP) -- There is nothing ambiguous about the United Methodist Church law that forbids the appointment of ''self-avowed, practicing homosexuals'' as pastors.
Sociologist finds link between churchgoing and parenting
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Fathers who regularly attend church are more likely to be home for dinner and spend time with their children, a University of Virginia sociologist found.
Tips for those heading to college for first time
Following are some quick tips to make packing and traveling a little less hectic for students going off to college in the next few weeks.
Students pack up to pursue studies
The time has come. Walls, shelves and beds are being stripped of their identifying marks. The posters, knickknacks, trophies, framed pictures and bed spreads -- the very things that make a room a home -- have been removed, evaluated for their sentimental or usable value and packed.
Woods two strokes in back of Jones at Buick Open
GRAND BLANC, Mich. -- Smiles outnumbered sighs, unlike the last time Tiger Woods played a competitive round with good friend Mark O'Meara.
Owners have no power
All that's left to negotiate are the terms of surrender. The owners have no sticks left, just carrots.
Jets stop mistake-prone Steelers
PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers, beginning the preseason the same way they ended last season, felt fortunate that it wasn't a game that counted. The New York Jets only wish it did.
Significant golf, auto racing, running, prep football events jam calendar
Whether it's prep football, auto racing, running or golf, area sports fans should have no problems finding things to do this weekend.
Ramsey is hazed on his first day in camp
Taped to a goal post from his ankles to his forearms, Patrick Ramsey had little wiggle room as he fielded questions about his first Washington Redskins training camp practice.
Skyview volleyball starts Monday Schwikert cruises into first in preliminaries Harding sentenced to 10 days in jail Players, owners agree to minimum salary Delay aside, Switzer happy to enter Hall
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