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Monday, August 14, 2000

Faction in Alaska delegation seeks Gore's attention on ANWR
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- As Alaska's delegation assembles at the D

Federal court seeks state guidance on Native-hire law
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A federal appeals court has asked for guidance from the Alaska Supreme Court in deciding the legality of the North Slope Borough's Native-hire preference law.

Barrow assessing damage after powerful storm
BARROW (AP) -- The wild wind and pounding surf settled down in Barrow on Friday, with the action picking up further east.

Alaska Democratic Convention delegates party, hobnob
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- One of Vice President Al Gore's daughters was the star attraction as Alaska's delegation hobnobbed with fellow Democrats from Oregon and Washington state at a reception paid for by BP-Amoco and Microsoft.

Judge orders thorough study of oil impact on belugas
SOLDOTNA (AP) -- The state Department of Natural Resources must conduct a thorough study of the effects of oil and gas development on beluga whales before leasing 500,000 acres of key whale habitat in Cook Inlet, an Anchorage judge has ordered.

Knowles swoops in, out of convention
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- When Alaska's Democrats cast their 19 votes to nominate a presidential candidate later this week, the most prominent member of their party won't be there.

BIA director Kevin Gover to resign post this winter
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Kevin Gover, former Albuquerque attorney and head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, plans to leave his post this winter to resume his law career.

Body of missing fisherman found
DILLINGHAM (AP) -- The body of a fisherman who disappeared in the Egegik River Aug. 2 was found Saturday night, Alaska State Troopers said.

Barge spills diesel during fuel tranfer with garden hose and leaky pump
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Up to 55 gallons of diesel spilled in the Kuskokwim River in Bethel this week when workers used a garden hose and leaking pump to transfer the fuel from a barge to a tank, state and Coast Guard investigators said Friday.

Continental jet makes emergency landing in Ketchikan
KETCHIKAN (AP) -- A Continental Airlines flight from Anchorage to Seattle made an emergency landing in Ketchikan early Saturday morning after experiencing electrical problems.

After 80 years, floating log camps dismantled in Southeast
KETCHIKAN (AP) -- An era is ending in Southeast Alaska.

Continental jet makes emergency landing in Ketchikan
KETCHIKAN (AP) -- A Continental Airlines flight from Anchorage to Seattle made an emergency landing in Ketchikan early Saturday morning after experiencing electrical problems.

Taylor locked in heated primary battle to keep seat
KETCHIKAN (AP) -- For more than a decade, state Sen. Robin Taylor hasn't faced much opposition within his party.

Judge Souter to step down; Applications being accepted
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Anchorage Superior Court Judge Milton Souter is stepping down.

Katmai search yields no signs found of missing Michigan woman
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The search for a Michigan woman missing in a western Alaska lake for five days has turned up no signs of her whereabouts, National Park Service officials said Saturday.

Hiker rescued near Ptarmigan Lake
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A tourist hiking near Ptarmigan Lake on the Kenai Peninsula had to be rescued Saturday after she broke her ankle, Alaska State Troopers said.

North Slope village wants fuel cell to turn natural gas into electricity
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A steady stream of natural gas will soon start flowing to Nuiqsut.

Alaska, Russian forces to conduct joint search-and-rescue exercise
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Members of the Alaska Command of the U.S. Air Force, Alaska Air National Guard, Alaska Army National Guard, Canadian air forces and Russian air forces will conduct joint exercises in Russia this week, Defense Department officials said

Peninsula seeking fishery disaster assistance
KENAI (AP) -- Public officials on the Kenai Peninsula have asked Gov. Tony Knowles to consider expanding his fishery disaster declaration to include those hurt by this year's poor Cook Inlet red salmon returns.

Carlos Boozer visits Juneau before starting sophomore season at Duke
JUNEAU (AP) -- Carlos Boozer sauntered down Front Street, ducked under a low-hanging sign with his 6-foot-9 inch frame, and mused about life as a big-time college basketball player at Duke University.

Alaska Natives remember Bishop who loved Bush Alaska
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Bent into herself with grief, the Native woman stood before the open coffin, her body speaking a sorrow beyond words. Her muffled sobs penetrated the peacefulness of the sanctuary where Bishop Michael J. Kaniecki lay in state.

Subsistence cut back in face of poor Yukon fall chum run
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The fall chum salmon run on the Yukon River could be one of the worst ever -- so bad that even subsistence fishing has been cut back even further and even could be stopped altogether, according to state fisheries officials.

Around the Peninsula
Parents symposium slated North peninsula council to hold meetingRedoubt Elementary announces registrationChamber to hold District 9 candidates forumAlaska Tree Farm Committee to sell seedlingsPeninsula state fair slated for weekendPractice begins for Soldotna High swimmers

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.

Dale Wunderlich, Republican
Happy Valley resident Dale Wunderlich considers himself a conservative, one who believes less government is better government and that government is too much in control of citizens' lives today.

Doug Ruzicka, Republican
Two issues pushed Anchor Point resident Doug Ruzicka to seek public office, he said. The move to tap the Alaska Permanent Fund to pay for government was one -- he definitely is opposed.

Drew Scalzi, Republican
Drew Scalzi said he knew Alaska was home the day he arrived from Outside.

Amy Bollenbach
Amy Bollenbach says she believes Democrats can win back control of Alaska's Legislature over the next two elections and she intends to be part of that trend in November.

Municipal ballots draw few candidates
With the deadline for candidates to file for municipal elections only a day away, few have applied for the seats that are open. Elections will be held Oct. 3 for the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly, school board and area city councils.

Tight primary race in District 7
HOMER -- Candidates have been hard at it -- shaking hands, knocking on doors and attending public functions in an effort to sell their messages to a largely impassive audience busy with summer activities.

GOP Senate hopeful addresses chamber
Republican District E Senate candidate Brad Brown told the North Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Thursday that if he is elected, his agenda will be public safety.

Dos and don'ts of hunting on wildlife refuge
Hunting season on the peninsula is often heralded by sportsmen checking equipment, reliving tales of past seasons, planning routes and the like.

Peninsula people keep Ninilchik fair a classic tradition
t's fair time again! The 49th Kenai Peninsula State Fair will be in Ninilchik starting Friday, with the animals, giant cabbages and cotton candy we've all come to know and love.

Generosity returns heirloom to Soldotna
The Soldotna Senior Citizens Center brought the city of Soldotna a surprise present.

What to do with all that fireweed
Recipes courtesy of the Alaska Outdoor Journal Web site.

Sales tax change re-examined
For decades, only the first $500 of any purchase has been subject to sales taxes in the Kenai Peninsula Borough.

What makes a good leader? Former lawmakers offer advice
This fall voters will send a new crop of legislators to Juneau. But will they accomplish what they are sent there to do?

Abundant fireweed blossoms put to use in flavorful jellies, honey
Dominating roadsides and loosing allergy-inducing pollen, fireweed is sometimes thought of as a pest. But with a little time, some boiling water, sugar and other common ingredients, these blooms can be put to a useful, inexpensive and delicious use.

Cook Inlet salmon disaster declaration investigated
The head of Gov. Tony Knowles' Disaster Policy Cabinet will visit the Kenai Peninsula to learn how dismal returns of Cook Inlet sockeyes have hurt commercial fishers, processors and businesses.

Photo feature: Dusty drive
Fallout from the weekend's hot and dry weather takes shape behind a motorist driving on Tustumena Lake Road Saturday afternoon.

Dos and don'ts of hunting on wildlife refuge
Hunting season on the peninsula is often heralded by sportsmen checking equipment, reliving tales of past seasons, planning routes and the like.

Officials concerned about safety
What goes up -- in flames -- must come down. That's what the city of Soldotna has said about the Anchor Plaza strip mall that burned in an electrical fire three weeks ago.

Raymond V. Weigle
Longtime Sterling resident Raymond Vincent Weigle died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, at Central Peninsula General Hospital. He was 71. Mr. Weigle's ashes will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., at a future date.

Carolyn Faye Jones O'Neal
Kenai resident Carolyn Faye Jones O'Neal died Friday, August 11, 2000, at her home in Kenai surrounded by her family. She was 66.

August 13: Anchorage Daily News on full disclosure for local lobbyists:
Most of us don't spend our Tuesday nights glued to what's going on at the Assembly meeting. Most of us don't spend our days trying to persuade one city official or another to see things our way, to get a permit approved or denied.

August 9: Juneau Empire on voting for a road or fast ferry service:
We applaud the Juneau Assembly for agreeing to allow residents to express a prefere

August 13: Voice of The (Anchorage) Times on selling the Alaska Railroad:
At one time, the idea was that the state would take over the Alaska Railroad from the federal government and then get it in shape for a sale to a private operator.

August 10: Fairbanks Daily News-Miner on shrinking gas pipeline costs:
Price tags mentioned by gas pipeline promoters of late are enough to stun Alaskans who've tracked such projects through the years.

Births
Suzanne and Keith Crowder, Tracy and Greg LiterMandy Hall and Steven CampanellaStacey and Keith Hilbish

Hadden, Rupert plan August wedding
Jamie Hadden and Jacob Rupert have announced their plans to marry Aug. 31 at the Daniels Lake Lodge in Nikiski.

Community News
Kenai winners named Naval ship reunionHost families neededCollege offers classes

Alaska SeaLife Center News
Salmon Derby ticket holders welcomeFirst pinks turned in

Haberthur, Coates to wed in Texas
Amanda Lyn Haberthur and David Robert Coates have announced their plans to marry Sept. 9 in a 1 p.m. ceremony at the First Baptist Church in Glen Rose, Texas.

Warriors slip past Soldotna
The theme of the season opener between Soldotna and Wasilla Saturday at Justin Maile Field was turnovers -- both of the football kind and of the graduation kind.

Devils' Boozer visits Juneau before sophomore season
JUNEAU (AP) -- Carlos Boozer sauntered down Front Street, ducked under a low-hanging sign with his 6-foot-9 inch frame, and mused about life as a big-time college basketball player at Duke University.

Garcia repeats as NBC All-American
Second baseman Danny Garcia of the Peninsula Oilers was named to the National Baseball Congress World Series All-American team as the tournament concluded Saturday. It is the second straight year Garcia made the team at second base.

Voight, Ostrander outkick field in five-, 10-kilometer races
Over 200 women and girls, from

Rally lifts Devil Rays over Chi-Sox
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- John Flaherty hit a three-run homer with one out in the bottom of the ninth-inning to lead the Tampa Bay Devil Rays to a 5-3 win over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday.

Nikiski opens with road victory
The Nikiski Bulldogs got off to a great start in the Great Land Conference with a 28-7 win over the Houston Hawks on Saturday in Houston.

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