Saturday, August 17, 2002

AVCP names new president
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Association of Village Council Presidents has a new president.

Cruise companies urged to do more thorough cleaning
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- State and federal epidemiologists are urging cruise-ship companies to aggressively sanitize and disinfect their vessels to prevent viruses from spreading among passengers.

One person dies in Gambell house fire
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- An elderly woman died in a house fire in Gambell, Alaska State Troopers said Friday.

State jobless rate shows modest jump in July
JUNEAU (AP) -- Unemployment in Alaska rose to 5.7 percent in July, up from 5.3 percent for the same time last year, the state Department of Labor reported Thursday.

Phillips, state reach settlement in royalty dispute
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Phillips Alaska Inc. has agreed to pay about $6 million to the state to settle an oil royalty dispute.

Annual farm tour boosts Alaska Grown products
DELTA JUNCTION (AP) -- Gov. Tony Knowles said he made a phone call that could catapult lettuce from Alaska's fields into stores.

Oil-dumping freighter captain sentenced to jail
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The captain of a freighter who helped cover up evidence of oil dumping from his ship was sentenced to three months in jail and two years of supervised release.

Anchorage police took 48 minutes to reach Godfrey home
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Anchorage police have disclosed that it took 48 minutes to find the home of former Public Safety Commissioner Glenn Godfrey the night Godfrey was fatally shot.

Fire, explosion injure Prudhoe Bay worker
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- An oil field worker was hospitalized with injuries after a powerful explosion and fire early Friday morning at a Prudhoe Bay oil well.

Phillips Alaska to lose 60 jobs in Conoco merger
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Phillips Petroleum Co.'s merger with Conoco Inc. will mean the loss of 60 jobs at Phillips Alaska Inc.

Mondesi, Williams sink Royals
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Raul Mondesi hit a two-run homer with one out in the ninth inning and Bernie Williams went 5-for-5 as the New York Yankees rallied for a 7-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night to complete a three-game sweep.

Rookie hurler strikes out 12 in Cubs win
CHICAGO -- Rookie Mark Prior struck out 12 in six innings -- including seven in a row -- and Sammy Sosa hit his 41st homer as the Chicago Cubs beat the Houston Astros 6-4 Thursday and avoided a four-game sweep.

2 run for borough mayor
The race for mayor of the Kenai Peninsula Borough apparently will come down to a choice between incumbent Mayor Dale Bagley and Ken Lancaster, currently a member of the Alaska House of Representatives.

In Soldotna, 4 file for 3 seats; in Kenai, 5 seek to fill 2 posts
Most of the interest in city elections in Kenai and Soldotna this year comes from incumbents.

Big silvers showing in Seward
Yes, it really is that good.

Kenai Varsity Roster
No. Player Year Ht. Wt. Position

2002 Schedule
2002 prep football schedule

Stars ready to deal with life after Cason
Last year, the Soldotna football coaching staff told anyone and everyone that the team would go as far as Cason Simpson could carry it.

Despite head coaching change, Bulldogs do manage to keep most of brain trust intact
It'd be easy to believe the Nikiski football team is in for the most spectacular post-title dismantlement since the Florida Marlins.

Kards must shoulder expectations this year
Last year, the Kenai Central football team caused surprises. This year, the Kardinals will have to look out for them.

Nikiski Varsity Roster

2001 top dogs Nikiski, Seward undergo major changes
Before the 2001 small-schools football season, no change was expected at the very top of the pecking order. Before the 2002 season, change is the order of the day.

Homer banks on ball control, defensive grit
When the Homer High School football team was eliminated from last year's playoff picture despite a 6-2 record, Terry Fraley and the other Mariners coaches didn't waste much time before getting back to work.

Seahawks lose 17 off state runner-up team from last year
From all initial appearances, the Seward High School Seahawks, last year's Great Land Conference runners-up, could have to deal with a reversal of fortune this season, as 17 members of the 2001 squad have graduated.

Soldotna Varsity Roster

Panthers look to build on last year's lessons
A visit to the office of coach Wade Marcuson during the first week of practice revealed boxes of hats with the Superman logo on the front colored in Skyview's signature purple, white and black.

Skyview Varsity Roster

Patience, luck bring trophy animals into Soldotna hunter's line of fire
"Annie, Get Your Guns" is a Broadway musical about a rambunc

Fish and Game to offer hunter education class
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will offer a basic hunter education certification class Monday.

Now playing: XXX
There is a tangible feeling of excitement surrounding XXX that has nothing to do with the myriad motorcycle jumps, car chases, or snowboard antics.

Labonte looking to turn season around
BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Bobby Labonte has gotten over the shock of performing poorly. Now, he'd just like to get back to the front.

Binkley to go to 2 lanes
Binkley Street is getting a makeover.

Soldotna's wastewater improvements on hold
Soldotna needs to have a clear picture of where funding will come from for a new water clarifier at the city's wastewater treatment plant -- before starting work on the project.

Portraits speak of values
The Cuya Qyut'anen Head Start in Kenai has a new way to teach Kenaitze children about traditional values -- and a new tradition of its own.

Glenn Godfrey Sr.
Lifetime Alaska resident Glenn Godfrey Sr. died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002, in his Eagle River residence. He was 53.

Assembly should not back down on rules for subdivision roads
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly should uphold its vote on new road standards for borough subdivisions, adopted at its last meeting by a margin of just one vote.

Letters to the Editor
Classmate remembers Nick Allen as hard-working student-athlete No reason any child in Alaska should go without dental care Primary, ballot measure confusing, but Alaskans still should go vote People should get permission of property owner to post South peninsula needs change in representation in Juneau Ballot Measure 1 makes voting more complicated than it has to be Alaskans should elect those people who will guard their freedoms

Blooms of summer ...and hints of autumn
Violets fill cracks in the sidewalk at the Kenai post office Thursday afternoon. The blooms are escapees from a nearby flower box.

Student Conservation Association volunteer discovers history of wilderness cabin
Preserving the past just gained a new level of importance for me as summer volunteer at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. I have been working on the backcountry trail crew, and I have been able to see and experience some of the best wilderness that the refuge has to offer. My wilderness appreciation just got a further boost after a weekend of remodeling the public-use cabin on Emma Lake.

Campus trail to be named for naturalist
The campus nature trail at Kenai Peninsula College, located on college drive in Soldotna, will be named in honor of retired instructor and naturalist Boyd Shaffer Saturday.

Around the Peninsula
Food Bank to hold hunting classes Blood Drive planned for state fair Visitor's center interpretive program offered Shrimp fettuccine dinner scheduled KCHS class holds reunion Business professional facility opening KCHS hosts freshmen, principal's nights KPC holds registration and barbecue Last SPCA clinic of the season planned

Islamic prayers and cold baths offer hope for Indonesian drug addicts
CIBEUREUM, Indonesia (AP) -- Shivering in the early morning mist, recovering heroin addict Slamet prepares to start another day of Islamic prayer and meditation.

Retirees travel country to help congregations build
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) -- A 7,900-square-foot addition to the Risen Christ Lutheran Church will be a work of faith.

Church reform group looks to reinvigorate Catholic parishes
BOSTON -- David Zizik thought he had a good idea to help the Roman Catholic Church, so much so that he has pressed ahead with it in the face of resistance from Boston's Cardinal Bernard Law.

Religion Briefs
Ministry offers Direct Line 2 God Writers sought for faith anthology Retirees travel country to help congregations build

Harvard taps acting dean to lead Divinity School
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- William A. Graham, a scholar of Islam and more general religious history, was named dean of the Harvard Divinity School.

Church reform group looks to reinvigorate Catholic parishes through laity
BOSTON (AP) -- David Zizik thought he had a good idea to help the Roman Catholic Church, so much so that he has pressed ahead with it in the face of resistance from Boston's Cardinal Bernard Law.

Casino bingo hurting charity games that benefit churches
BOSTON (AP) -- Charitable bingo games at churches and community centers are suffering because of the popularity of casinos, one of which features a bingo game with payouts of up to $250,000.

Living the good life of adventure
The doughnut shop door closed behind as I walked out with my health food in hand. Suddenly my eyes were captured by a beauty. It was red, looked fast, and had the word "Tiger" written across the tank.

American Jewish Committee issues synagogue survey
NEW YORK (AP) -- The first survey of U.S. Jewish congregations in 65 years has found 3,727 synagogues across the country.

Canterbury archbishop-designate describes views on sexuality
LONDON (AP) -- The newly nominated archbishop of Canterbury, in his first letter to colleagues in the Anglican Communion, sought to calm traditionalists upset about his views on homosexuality.

Carr in driver's seat for Texans
HOUSTON -- David Carr threw his first passes to his father, Rodger, inside their California home. The broken furniture was proof the tosses weren't all completed.

Woods 3 strokes behind after 3-hour storm delay
CHASKA, Minn. -- Tiger Woods' opening tee shot in the PGA Championship went according to plan, a piercing 2-iron in the middle of the fairway.

Forecasting by fours
Formidable foursomes for 2002:

On Tap
Peninsula High School Sports this weekend

'Over his dead body'
t's hard to think of golfers as tough guys. They play in collared shirts the color of citrus fruits. Someone else handles the heavy lifting. The closest thing to occupational hazards are mosquito bites and sunburn.

Hockey referees needed for the upcoming season
Anyone interested in becoming certified to referee youth hockey games this season must attend a referee seminar.

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