Sunday, August 20, 2000

State: 15 cruise ship pollution violations since mid-July
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Cruise ships visiting Juneau emitted illegal quantities of smoke on 15 occasions in the past month, according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

Gwich'in to hold porcupine caribou celebration
ARCTIC VILLAGE (AP) -- The Gwich'in Nation is holding a ceremony to celebrate the return of the elders from the porcupine caribou's calving grounds.

Rep. Don Young's re-election looks like a slam-dunk
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Democrats can see the writing on the wall this year: Republican Congressman Don Young's re-election looks like a slam-dunk.

Akiak school condition riles parents
BETHEL (AP) -- Part of the village school in Akiak has been condemned as presenting a danger to its 120 students, according to the regional school district.

Stevens favors gas pipeline route through Fairbanks
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Sen. Ted Stevens is opposed to routing a natural gas export pipeline along the Arctic coast into Canada, instead favoring a route through Fairbanks and south along the Alaska Highway to the Lower 48.

Fairbanks woman sentenced in attempted murder case
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A woman convicted of trying to murder the father of her child last year has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

In House primaries, empty seats draw crowds
JUNEAU (AP) -- In primary races for the state House, empty seats are drawing the crowds.

Two earthquakes felt in Alaska
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A light earthquake occurred in southcentral Alaska on Saturday, hours after another quake was felt in the Denali National Park area.

Juneau spruce attacked by destructive aphids
JUNEAU (AP) -- Some spruce trees in the Juneau area are being attacked by the worst infestation of spruce needle aphids to be seen in recent years.

Fairbanks paying nearly $500,000 to settle police chase suit
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The city has agreed to pay nearly $500,000 to settle a wrongful death lawsuit over a 1996 fatal car crash that occurred during a police chase.

Anchorage teen sentenced to 47 years in prison
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- An Anchorage teen-ager was sentenced Friday to 47 years in prison for murdering his best friend two years ago.

State sets quota for Bristol Bay crab fishery
KODIAK (AP) -- The fall Bristol Bay red king crab fishery will have a harvest quota of 8.3 million pounds, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Kodiak announced Friday.

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.

Hyder students don't have to cross into Canada
JUNEAU (AP) -- For the first time in nearly six decades, students in the far Southeast community of Hyder will not have to cross into a foreign country to go to school.

Six Senate seats in play in primary
JUNEAU (AP) -- From Ketchikan to Anchorage to Barrow, six seats in the Senate will be in play when voters go to the primary polls on Tuesday.

Around the peninsula
Shuttle service offered to fairHomer public health nurses offer school shotsHomer Community School to hold swing dance lessons

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Civil Air Patrol offers teens a chance to soar
To cast off the shackles of gravity and soar like a bird: Modern flight can make the ancient dream a reality, but where does a young Alaskan start?

Clydesdales make first state showing
An inquisitive group gathered near the white Anheuser-Busch tent Friday evening to watch the first appearance of the majestic Budweiser Clydesdales at the Kenai Peninsula State Fair.

Officials describe possible aid for disaster-affected fishers
The head of Gov. Tony Knowles' disaster cabinet said there are many avenues for aid following this year's dismal returns of Cook Inlet sockeye salmon.

Knowles faulted for fishery fiasco
A crowd of Cook Inlet commercial fishers Friday blamed Gov. Tony Knowles and his Board of Fisheries appointments for bringing their industry to the brink of extinction.

Pinks next for fleet?
Commercial fishers reeling from the sockeye salmon disaster have petitioned the Board of Fisheries to reopen fishing Monday for a bumper run of pink salmon.

Small earthquake rattles peninsula
The earth shook under the feet of residents of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Saturday morning.

Donna M. Estes
Sterling resident Donna M. Estes died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000, at Providence Medical Center in Anchorage from heart failure. She was 57.

Joseph S. "Little Joe" Carlough Jr.
Kenai resident Joseph S. "Little Joe" Carlough Jr. died Thursday, August 17, 2000, from injuries received in a car accident at mile 150.3 of the Sterling Highway. He was 42.

Brad L. Hoy
Kenai resident Brad L. Hoy died Thursday, August 17, 2000, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. He was 43.

Panthers paw past Seward
Skyview coach Wade Marcuson felt like a silver-thirsty angler who just landed a pink salmon Friday after his team's 27-0 nonconference thrashing of Seward at Skyview High School.

Service subdues Soldotna
The Soldotna High School football team got a chance to see how it stacked up against one of the top teams in the state Saturday when the Stars took on Service at Anchorage Football Stadium, losing 28-6.

Bulldogs domesticate Wolves
The Nikiski High School football team penned up the Sitka Wolves Saturday, taking a 35-0 victory in a Great Land Conference game at Nikiski.

Grimes takes lead at Chrysler Open
A hard, dry and fast Kenai Golf Course kept the pros on their toes during the first day of play in the Kenai Chrysler Open golf tournament.

SoHi boys make strong statement
The Soldotna boys cross country team took little time establishing its intent to defend the Class 4A state cross country crown Friday at the season-opening Nikiski Class Races.

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