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Saturday, August 19, 2000

Seiner sinks near Ketchikan; six rescued
KETCHIKAN (AP) -- Six crew members of a seine boat were rescued after their vessel sank in rough seas 15 miles south of Ketchikan, according to the Coast Guard.

Labor leader leaves smiling after convention holdout
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Mano Frey left the Democratic National Convention smiling Thursday, confident he had planted in Al Gore's campaign the notion of responsible development on Alaska's federal lands.

Knowles plans to attend meeting in Ohio on energy supplies
Gov. Tony Knowles said this week that he will meet with other governors in Ohio next month to discuss what he calls the nation's ''looming energy crisis.'' The meeting is seen by Knowles as a way to advance a North Slope natural gas project.

Pilot survives plane crash on Montague Island
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- An Anchorage man was returned to Cordova after escaping injuries in the crash of his single-engine plane on Montague Island in Prince William Sound.

Coast Guard helicopter hoists Alaska fisherman from sea off Oregon
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- An Alaska fisherman stranded on a lifeboat 90 miles off the Oregon Coast was hoisted to safety by a Coast Guard helicopter Thursday.

Man gets 15 years for manslaughter in cabbie's death
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A judge sentenced a man to 15 years in prison for beating a Fairbanks cab driver to death last year.

Interior flooding eases
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Water levels have started to recede along rivers in the Tanana Valley, easing the worries of residents who live along them. Flood warnings on the Chena, Salcha and Tanana rivers were lifted Wednesday.

Martha Stewart bringing production team to Alaska
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Martha Stewart, the maven of good living, is bringing her production team to the Yukon and southeast Alaska, where she will fish, hike and make sourdough waffles with starter that came over the Chilkoot Trail 100 years ago.

July joblessness ties record low for month
JUNEAU (AP) -- The unemployment rate dropped sharply last month to a level that ties the record low for July, according to the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

Arsonist torches Fairbanks milepost
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Boredom was behind the burning of a much-photographed milepost near the Fairbanks Convention and Visitors Bureau, police say.

Grease used on jackscrew examined in crash probe settk-oa
SEATTLE (AP) -- Grease used on the jackscrew assemblies for the horizontal stabilizer on Alaska Airlines MD-80-series jets is being examined in the investigation into the crash of Flight 261.

Former Anchorage lawyer named to bench in Idaho
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- One of the lawyers who helped bring down Alaska's subsistence preference law has been named to a judgeship in Idaho.

Rasmuson donates $5 million to UAF museum expansion
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Anchorage banker Elmer Rasmuson has donated $5 million to help expand the University of Alaska museum in Fairbanks.

Defense portrays soldier accused in stepson's death as loving father
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A soldier at Fort Wainwright charged in court-martial proceedings for the death of his 4-year-old stepson is being portrayed by defense lawyers as a loving father.

SBA offers disaster aid help in western Alaska communities
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The federal Small Business Administration will be staffing disaster aid offices in eleven western Alaska communities this month to help those affected by low salmon numbers this summer.

From Democratic warmth, delegates head North
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- From the warm sunshine of California and the coziness of their party's convention, Alaska Democrats head home Friday to the cold reality of Republican-dominated politics in their home state.

Seldovia man dies in collision with moose
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A Seldovia man died early Thursday when his car struck a moose on the Sterling Highway, according to Alaska State Troopers.

Around the Peninsula
Captain Cook program features whalesPeak Oilfield Service plans benefit dinnerEagles to hold Hawaiian luauSkyline hike offers majestic view of the peninsulaSchool board meeting movedBerry picking and bird watching plannedFish and Game offers hunter education classKenai Peninsula United Way offers cruise 'KCHS Little Cheerleaders' clinic set for Saturday.Burn permit suspension lifted for small piles

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.

Chamber hosts District E slate
Voters from Senate District E had a chance to hear their candidates' views on Wednesday at a forum hosted by the Kenai Chamber of Commerce. The forum was held at Paradisos Restaurant in Kenai and was moderated by Merrill Sikorski.

State GOP chairman calls action of incumbent Sen. Ward 'improper'
The Republican challenger for Senate District E cried foul Thursday when he found the name and logo of the Republican Party of Alaska on a local district's endorsement for the incumbent.

High tides favor coho anglers
The Cook Inlet tide book is probably one of the more abused reference materials for the Kenai Peninsula fisher. Shoved into back pockets, crammed into the bottom of tackle boxes or used as a dashboard coaster, it goes where the angler goes -- always ready to provide that bit of instant information.

Car lot changing hands
Cal Worthington is moving out, and Seekins Ford is moving in.

Mental Health Trust plans land auction
The Alaska Mental Health Trust Land Office (TLO) will offer 80 parcels for sale through sealed bid auction. The parcels are typically existing subdivision lots in the Fairbanks, Nenana, Mat-Su, Kachemak Bay, Ketchikan, Thorne Ba

Photo feature: Long haul
Jason Brown leaves the trail behind him as he walks to football practice at Kenai Central High School Thursday afternoon.

Jacey Drake Eddy
Kenai resident Jacey Drake Eddy died Monday, Aug. 14, 2000, at his home in Kenai. He was almost 2 years old.

HEAD:Fantastic fungi
Mushroom enthusiasts take a walk on the wild side

Kenai's Renaissance man
The knowledge and accomplishments Kenai resident Boyd Shaffer accumulated by the time he was 30 might make a Noble Peace Prize winner look like a couch potato.

Kenai Varsity Roster
Kenai Kardinals varsity lineup.

Panthers look to JV program to fill holes
The good news for the Skyview High School football program and head coach Wade Marcuson is that of the nine starters on offense from last year that graduated last spring, five have gone on to try out for college programs.

Northern Lights is up for grabs
Part of newness is not knowing what to expect, so it is no surprise that coaches have said the new Northern Lights Conference is up for grabs this year.

2000 peninsula prep football schedule
2000 prep football schedule.

Newcomers set to make presence felt in Great Land
After going to the 'Dawgs in its first three years, is the Great Land Conference title ready to be thrown to the Wolves, or even the Lions?

Things are looking up this year for the Kardinals
In an election year, the question is, are you better off now than you were four years ago?

In order to beat Mariners, teams will have to catch up to them first
The Homer Mariners are hoping to make up for what they lack in size this year with speed and team unity.

Nikiski Varsity Roster
Nikiski Bulldogs varsity players.

Skyview Varsity Roster
Skyview varsity players.

New characters plyfamiliar roles at SoHi
The Soldotna Stars had a breakthrough season in 1999, posting a 6-2 overall record and a 4-2 mark in the Northern Lights Conference to nab a berth in the state playoffs.

Realignment shakes up football
As high school football players embark on the 2000 season, they will find themselves preparing for a slightly different goal when the playoffs roll around.

Nikiski concentrates on basics, not titles
It doesn't do much good to make the conference title a goal if a team can't block, tackle or catch.

Seahawks bank on improvement
The Seward Seahawks are hoping their week one game against Sitka turns into a microcosm of their season.

Soldotna Varsity Roster
Soldotna Stars players.

American Indian Catholics mix tribal beliefs with their faith
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- As a girl growing up on the Winnebago Indian Reservation in northeast Nebraska, Sarah Berridge was warned by the nuns about the consequences of embracing the spiritual teachings of her native tribe.

World's young people descend on Rome
ROME -- Twenty-three-year-old Pawel Matusik figures he's picked the best seat in the house for Rome's World Youth Day: St. Peter's Square itself.

Mormon bishop says law requiring clergy to report crimes unfair
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Mormon bishop charged with failing to report child sex abuse said it's unfair to expect him to act as a police officer.

Before Lieberman, many Jewish 'firsts' in U.S. government
NEW YORK (AP) -- Vice presidential hopeful

Catholic church officials in Mexico defend destroying 'sacrilegious' art
MEXICO (AP) -- Mexico's Roman Catholic church came under harsh criticism after church officials defended two men who destroyed a drawing at an art exhibition, calling it sacrilegious.

Church Briefs
Kenai Christian Church offers Bible studies

Teachers gather for 1st day
With mixed emotions, they bid adieu to summer break and headed back to class Wednesday. The teachers, that is.

Making reading a priority
About 1,000 teachers from Kenai Peninsula schools heard Wednesday how they can help struggling students -- in any subject and any grade -- win literacy.

High school coach and teacher close to becoming Cowboys kicker
WICHITA FALLS, Texas -- Tim Seder spent the last two years teaching health and helping coach the football, basketball and baseball teams at Lucas High in Mansfield, Ohio. He wasn't looking for another job.

Orioles cool White Sox with 5-3 dousing
BALTIMORE -- Jeff Conine homered to back rookie left-hander John Parrish, and the Baltimore Orioles took advantage of uncharacteristic wildness by James Baldwin in beating the Chicago White Sox 5-3 Thursday.

Bulldogs ready to hunt down Wolves
The casual observer might have, after seeing a first-year Sitka team on the Nikiski High School football squad's schedule, penciled the Bulldogs in for an easy win in week two of the prep season.

Rockers push around New York
CLEVELAND -- Usually, it's New Yorkers who get accused of being rude and pushy.

Woods impresses Nicklaus at PGA
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Jack Nicklaus got his first up-close look at Tiger Woods. He saw the same thing everyone else has all year.

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