Tuesday, August 20, 2002

Police charge 16-year-old in missing girl's murder
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A 16-year-old boy has been charged with the stabbing death of a 13-year-old girl who had been missing for six days earlier this summer after sneaking from her bedroom window.

West Nile virus could hit Alaska
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Alaska's high latitude and cold weather may not protect residents from the typically temperate-dwelling West Nile virus.

Anchorage police look for second burglary suspect
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Anchorage police continue to look for one of two men who broke into the home of an 81-year-old man earlier this month.

Murder suspect back in jail
KETCHIKAN (AP) -- A man charged with murdering a man Christmas Eve is back in jail for allegedly violating the conditions of his bail, Ketchikan police said.

Aug. 15, 2002 The Anchorage Daily News says it's easy to say 'no' to capitol move
In Alaska politics, statewide candidates have good reason to oppose

Kotzebue and Kotlik to benefit from Farm Bill
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The communities of Kotzebue and Kotlik will benefit from the recently-enacted federal Farm Bill, officials said Tuesday.

Troopers release names of Skwentna plane crash victims
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Alaska State Troopers have released the names of two men who died in a plane crash near Skwentna last week.

Two men charged in Anchorage carjacking
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Two men were arrested Tuesday and charged in the carjacking of a woman visiting from Dillingham, Anchorage police said.

Aug. 18, 2002 The Anchorage Daily News notes the 100th birthday of a conservationist
Today marks the 100th birthday of Margaret Murie. She and her husband Olaus conducted wildlife studies in 1956 that ultimately contributed to the formation of the Arctic National Wildlife Range (later Refuge) in 1960.

Knowles names Larry Wood to APOC
JUNEAU (AP) -- Gov. Tony Knowles has named a lawyer for the Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. to the Alaska Public Offices Commission.

Man gets 60 years for massage parlor prostitution
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A Fairbanks man has received a 60-year term in federal prison after he was convicted of 96 felonies, mostly charging that Bruno Bordonici, 62, used a Fairbanks massage parlor as a front for prostitution and cocaine sales.

Light earthquake strikes Cook Inlet region
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A light earthquake struck the Cook Inlet area Tuesday morning.

Aug. 11, 2002 The Ketchikan Daily News urges a 'no' vote on legislature move
Ketchikan -- probably other communities in Southeast Alaska, too -- is just a little tired of being ''there'' for Juneau when it doesn't seem like Juneau is ''here'' for us when we need it.

Trial for alleged pipeline shooter delayed
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The trial for alleged oil pipeline shooter Daniel Lewis has been postponed until Nov. 12.

Independents crowd primary ticket for governor
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Alaskan Independence Party is the most crowded in the gubernatorial race.

Marine experts to convene on ocean policy
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Marine experts will testify this week in Anchorage before the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy, beginning Wednesday. The meeting will continue Thursday.

Record silver salmon wins Seward derby
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- No one could beat Shirley Baysinger's catch after all.

Swingley takes on Yukon Quest
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Doug Swingley may have retired from the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, but not from competitive mushing.

Man nearing end of 15,000-mile bike trek
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Stanley Brodaric has pedaled his mountain bike nonstop for nearly 17 months in hopes of sitting in the ''toondra,'' sipping champagne after reaching the Arctic Ocean.

Toddler sneaks solo trip on commuter plane
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Trevor Amukon is just 3 years old, but he already has the travel bug.

Flood water keeps Dalton Highway closed
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The Dalton Highway remained closed Sunday as a creek was running across about 50 feet of the road link to Prudhoe Bay and communities in the Brooks Range. Flooding also cut the Chena Hot Springs Road.

Worker injured in Prudhoe Bay well explosion
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. worker was badly injured in an explosion caused by an underground casing failure at Prudhoe Bay.

Man shoots grizzly at Russian River
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A fisherman shot and killed a sow grizzly as she charged him in the early morning darkness Saturday on the banks of the Russian River.

Yukon-Kuskokwin District opens correspondence school
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The Yukon-Koyukuk School District is launching a statewide correspondence program -- Raven Correspondence School -- in an effort to keep its students.

Missile site beginning to take shape
FORT GREELY (AP) -- Workers at the new missile defense base here have installed a metal liner for the first of six missile silos dug more than 75 feet into the Interior soil.

Coast Guard, searchers hunt for missing Angoon hunter
KETCHIKAN (AP) -- Searchers looking for a missing hunter near Admiralty Island's Mitchell Bay found an overturned canoe and a pair of shoes on Monday.

Police to charge 16-year-old in missing girl's murder
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A 16-year-old boy will be charged with the stabbing death of a 13-year-old girl who had been missing for six days after sneaking from her bedroom window.

Two people charged with Nome murder
NOME (AP) -- Two people are facing charges in the ax slaying of a Nome man whose bloodied body was found Sunday, police said Monday.

Aug. 15, 2002 The Voice of the Times says political agendas waste science
Ever wonder where politicians like Al Gore and California Gov. Gray Davis get the scientific facts on which they base their environmental agendas?

Soldotna family seeks normal life for daughters
KENAI (AP) -- Cindy and Fritz Miller of Soldotna live in a home that is anything but average.

New moose-illuminating lights working well
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Moose-illuminating lights installed on a stretch of the Glenn Highway appear to be doing their job.

Osborne strikes out 14; Louisville beats Harlem
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- Zachary Osborne struck out 14 -- the last two with the bases loaded in the sixth inning -- as Louisville, Ky., beat Harlem 2-0 on Sunday night in pool play in the Little League World Series.

Cubs snap Arizona's 8-game streak
CHICAGO -- Joe Girardi hit a game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday as the Chicago Cubs, despite losing Sammy Sosa in an outfield collision, beat Arizona 3-2 to snap the Diamondbacks' eight-game winning streak.

Baseball returns to table
NEW YORK -- Baseball negotiators resumed talks Monday with the speed of a Trevor Hoffman changeup, not a Randy Johnson fastball.

Expos win what could be final game in Montreal
MONTREAL -- Playing what may wind up to be major league baseball's final game in Montreal, Bartolo Colon pitched a two-hitter for his first NL shutout to lead the Expos over the San Diego Padres 4-0 Monday.

A-Rod at top of game; Rangers are at bottom
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Alex Rodriguez just might make AL MVP voters forget he's on a team headed for its third straight last-place finish.

Suit focuses on oil exploration in Colorado national monument
DENVER (AP) -- Four environmental groups announced Monday they have filed suit to stop vibrating trucks from exploring for oil at the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument.

Trey Howze, 6 years old, 56 lbs. Fish, age unknown, 57 lbs.
Trey Howze caught this 57 lb. fish while visiting Grandpa & Grandma Howze on the Kenai River. He only needed help netting it!

Price: Closed primary, lack of funds present challenges
House District 34 candidate James R. Price, who is running unopposed in the Aug. 27 primary as a Republican Moderate, said this week he thinks Republican incumbent Rep. Mike Chenault is vulnerable in the general election in November.

Smalley: New revenue must be part of long-range plan
He's been there before and is ready to go back to help create a long-range fiscal plan for Alaska, said former Alaska House member Hal Smalley of Kenai.

Hawkins: Alaska cannot cut its way out of budget crisis
If he's elected in November, Senate District Q Democratic Party candidate Patrick Hawkins said he would put away the kind of partisan politics that he believes has helped stymie development in Alaska.

Richards: Government out of control, too many regs
David L. Richards, a candidate on the Republican Party ballot in the race for House District 33, said it's been hard to find time to campaign in the middle of fishing season.

Chenault: Education funding would be his major focus
Completing his freshman term in the Alaska House of Representatives, District 9's Charles M. "Mike" Chenault acknowledges the Legislature didn't accomplish everything he'd hoped it would when he first left for Juneau in 2000.

Krogseng: Her government experience sets her apart
An income tax bill that made it through the Alas

Wolf: Bureaucratic red tape bogs down private sector
Alaska's state government must be made more accountable and user-friendly, says House District 33 candidate Kelly Wolf of Kenai, who is running as a Republican in the Aug. 27 Alaska primary election.

Ward: Spending limit needs to be part of financial plan
Incumbent Sen. Jerry Ward, candidate for the seat from Senate District Q, says the state doesn't have a revenue problem. It has a spending problem.

Arness: State needs to change way schools are funded
State lawmakers failed to meet the state's growing fiscal crisis head on, and what public policy they made, they made behind closed doors in private party caucuses, said Senate District Q Republican primary candidate Joe Arness of Kenai.

VinZant: Wasteful government spending should be cut
Raymond VinZant Sr. said his decision to run for the Alaska Senate District Q seat began as a fish story.

Stroman: State needs to get involved with community
Unchallenged in the Aug. 27 primary election and certain of appearing on the November general election ballot, the Green Party of Alaska candidate for Senate District Q isn't expending much energy on the campaign yet.

Republican field crowded to be next second in command
JUNEAU -- If it seems odd that four prominent Republicans would clamor for an office viewed by many politicians as a dead end job, it isn't to Steve McAlpine.

Governor races get ready for primary showdown
Hopefuls, wannabes, also-rans enter final campaign days

Primary won't eliminate candidates in District 34
Both candidates running in the Aug. 27 primary for House District 34 will appear on the November general election ballot.

Six candidates seek AIP nomination for governor
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Alaskan Independence Party is the most crowded in the gubernatorial race.

How much water do you really need to drink?
WASHINGTON\ -- ''Drink at least eight glasses of water a day'' is an adage some obsessively follow, judging by the people sucking on water bottles at every street corner -- but the need for so much water may be a myth.

Surfing movies generally fall into one of two categories. Big budget extreme sport action flicks like Point Break, or low budget zen experiences like The Endless Summer.

Questions raised as baggage screening deadline gets closer
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Managers at some major airports believe big travel problems could lie ahead come the Dec. 31 deadline to begin inspecting every piece of checked luggage for explosives. They also are raising questions about whether the bomb-screening equipment is sophisticated enough and in adequate supply.

Congress considering new tax cuts
WASHINGTON -- Even before President Bush started talking about it, House Republicans were at work on election-year tax legislation aimed at easing the sting of stock market losses for investors and giving older people more time to build up retirement assets.

Panthers chew up 'Dawgs, 40-0
Turnabout is fair play. Right?

Jarrett shakes off spin for victory in Pepsi 400
BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Dale Jarrett spun his fortunes around with a patient run to the front.

Nikiski firefighters put out blaze
The Nikiski Fire Department responded to a house fire on Ron's Avenue late Friday night. Fire-fighters were able to stop the fire from spreading and extinguish the blaze throughout the night. No one was injured.

Food tax question on ballot
Kenai Peninsula Borough voters will decide Oct. 1 whether they want to continue paying the 2-percent sales tax on nonprepared food items purchased at local grocery stores.

Food bank adds to its menu
In a land overflowing with natural resources, it stands to reason that Alaskans shouldn't go without food. However, many people lack the necessary skills needed to properly take advantage of the edible wild game and vegetation available in the area.

Borough sales tax code under review; recommendations expected later this year
A borough committee is weighing a list of proposed changes to the Kenai Peninsula Borough's sales tax code that are meant to level the sales tax field for businesses, make application of the code more efficient and, in some cases, eliminate exemptions.

PBS to air special Tuesday night
Soldotna may be famous for fishing, but this week, the town will gain new notoriety as the home of the Millers, an exceptional family featured in a documentary on PBS.

Accessibility means more than ramps
Nationally known disability rights attorney Steve Gold met with members of the state's Independent Living Council Monday in Soldotna during a day-long training session on housing needs and legal issues affecting people with disabilities.

Soldotna family stresses normal life for daughters
Cindy and Fritz Miller of Soldotna live in a home that is anything but average.

Robert Haag
Kenai resident Robert Haag died Friday, Aug. 16, 2002, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. He was 61.

Alaskans should vote 'no' on legislative move
Ketchikan -- probably other communities in Southeast Alaska, too -- is just a little tired of being ''there'' for Juneau when it doesn't seem like Juneau is ''here'' for us when we need it.

District 33: 2 choices, 2 parties
We must not continue the failed policies of the past. With a shrinking economy and a growing government sector, we must have strong leaders willing to honestly address this reality and work together for long-term solutions. The days of giving partisan politics and special interest groups priority over public policy must end.

Letters to the Editor
Outdoor council's political action committee supports TaylorVoters could send strong message by picking up third-party ballotWeb sites provide information about candidates, their positionsHouse District 33 candidate clarifies position on sales tax vs. income tax

Children's Spectacular proves to be fun for kids, volunteersVFW Ladies Auxiliary appreciates work of CIA girls basketball teamBusiness donation help send 19 athletes to football camp

District 33: Experience counts
Mel Krogseng, House District 33 Republican Hal Smalley House District 33 Democrat

Around the Peninsula
Red Cross offers first aid classRedoubt to host open house tonightKCHS introduces new administratorsSears offers opportunity to meet teachersNAMI meeting planned for todayBoys and Girls Club ends summer programsWorkshop to address FASD youthSalvation Army offers back to school helpCaregivers to meet around peninsulaBP rep to speak at North Peninsula chamberSpecialist to discuss vision loss at senior center

Anne and Alexander Schwartz

Looking up
This photograph won 7-year-old Robin Glosser of Homer a national ranking at the ImageMakers National Photography Competition. Glosser is a member of the Boys and Girls Club of the Kenai Peninsula, where she competed in a clubwide contest and regional competition for digital photography.

Around the Peninsula
Talent show planned High School plans back to school events Gubernatorial candidates to meet at chamber Toastmasters seek public interest Area business owner to speak at workshop Host families sought Kenai chamber looking for volunteers Soroptimist selling discount cards

Community news
Seward volunteer fire, EMS crew eligible for grant Event to raise cancer awareness in Anchorage Seafair Safety Rodeo set for Homer Nikiski High Class of 1993 plans reunion

Alaska to observe FAS Awareness Day
Alaska will join communities around the world by holding events to raise the awareness of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Sept. 9.

Peninsula People
Cooper Landing youth earns Eagle Scout rank Whitworth College honors area students Kasilof student chosen to lead college peers

Hero of the week
I would like to thank and commend Kevin of Kev's Guide Service.

Panthers chew up 'Dawgs, 40-0
Turnabout is fair play. Right?

Senior Menus
What's on the menu for our area seniors

Cooking star becomes part of history on 90th birthday
WASHINGTON -- Julia Child became an official part of the national heritage Monday, belatedly celebrating her 90th birthday by opening her kitchen as an exhibit of the National Museum of American History.

Senior Briefs
What activities are available for our area seniors

San Jose wins ArenaBowl
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- John Dutton passed for 236 yards and five touchdowns as the San Jose SaberCats won their first ArenaBowl, shutting out the Arizona Rattlers in the first three quarters of a 52-14 victory Sunday.

Hudson remains unbeaten in August
CLEVELAND -- Tim Hudson pitched 8 1-3 innings to remain unbeaten in August and Eric Chavez homered twice as the Oakland Athletics won their sixth straight game Monday night, 8-1 over the Cleveland Indians.

Woods equally impressive in defeat
CHASKA, Minn. -- Take away some wretched weather in the third round at Muirfield and two magical shots by Rich Beem at Hazeltine, and Tiger Woods might have a Grand Slam no one could debate.

X Games pull huge crowds
Fast and wild and totally sick, the X Games are everything that baseball is not.

Camp helps Alaska divers soar
A few years ago, Bim and Vickie Blake of Kasilof were pondering the expense and commitment of sending their son Outside for offseason diving camps as a means to get him some training away from the high school season.

Nebraska cheerleaders not flipping over new rule keeping them grounded
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Kellie Bowman doesn't feel much like cheering, even with the college football season days away.

Fond farewell
Denver Broncos running back Terrell Davis, right, is hugged by teammate Shannon Sharpe after Davis was introduced prior to the start of Monday night's NFL exhibition game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Denver Broncos in Denver.

Surprise PGA Championship winner escapes Woods' patented victory run
CHASKA, Minn. -- Playing as if he had nothing to lose, Rich Beem buried Tiger Woods and captured a PGA Championship even he thought he had no business winning.

Sports Briefs
Johnnie wins class at Alaska Raceway ParkBlair, Cartwright take Rescue RunRaiders win bidding war for Sam Adams

Beem showed more longing than sense
Rich Beem keeps a bottle of antacid in his golf bag and his old salesman's I.D. card in his wallet.

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