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Tuesday, August 21, 2001

Woman dies in crash south of Healy
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A Healy woman died after she crashed her car on the Parks Highway a few miles south of her home town, Alaska State Troopers said Monday.

Reality-based television show planned for Alaska
JUNEAU (AP) -- A production company is in Alaska this week to audition for bachelors to appear in a new reality-based television show set in the Last Frontier.

Aug. 18, 2001 The Voice of the Times on Middle East tensions
Despite all efforts to find peace in the Middle East, every day brings more convincing signs that war -- real, all-out, no-holds-barred war -- is breaking out between Palestine and Israel.

Minority report filed in Subsistence summit
JUNEAU (AP) -- Alaska can solve its subsistence dilemma without creating a privileged class and trampling on the civil rights of urban residents, said a group of delegates to Gov. Tony Knowles panel studying the issue.

Roving replica of Vietnam Veterans Memorial visits Fairbanks
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Gov. Tony Knowles and other dignitaries attended the opening ceremony Monday for a half-scale roving replica of the Vietnam Veterans memorial wall.

EPA proposes penalty for Cordova seafood processor
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A Cordova seafood processor faces $22,000 in proposed penalties by the Environmental Protection Agency, which accuses the company of violating its discharge permit.

Aug. 2, 2001 The Nome Nugget questions traffic crackdown on its main drag
Look under the dust on Front Street. There is a new double yellow line. The state Department of Transportation had their striping machine revved up Friday morning. We all know what a double yellow line means, don't we? No passing and above all, no U turns.

Utah woman killed in Parks Highway accident
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A Utah woman was killed when she drove her car into a guardrail on the Parks Highway, Alaska State Troopers said.

Arctic Science center in the works
BARROW (AP) -- Plans are in the works to replace Barrow's aging Arctic Research Facility with a new state-of-the-art science center.

Organization to help animals displaced by disasters
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A new non-profit organization has been launched to help the Fairbanks North Star Borough take care of animals displaced by disasters.

Thousands of children still need shots to attend school
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Anchorage School District educators and health officials are warning parents to get their children immunized if they want them to start school with their classmates Sept. 4.

Calista to get lion's share of land deal payout
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Calista and three Native village corporations will receive $39.4 million for land valued by the government at less than $5 million.

Woman raped in Anchorage
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- An Anchorage woman was raped over the weekend after she accepted a ride.

Fourth annual We the People March gets underway
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The fourth annual We the People March was to get underway Tuesday in Anchorage.

Army tries again to get bids on Wainwright hospital
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The Army is going into a second round of bids to build a new hospital at Fort Wainwright at a cost that could total more than $200 million dollars.

Arctic Science center in the works
BARROW -- Plans are in the works to replace Barrow's aging Arctic Research Facility with a new state-of-the-art science center.

Aug. 18, 2001 The Anchorage Daily News urges on the work of the Pew Oceans Commission
Even Alaskans who make a living on the sea and know it well understand that we don't know it well enough. Mysteries confront us: What caused the crash of king crab stocks? Is the decline of the Steller sea lion a consequence of overfishing or part of a natural cycle? Or do both forces play a part?

Alaska lawmakers talking with Canadians about gas pipeline plan
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A delegation of Alaska lawmakers is touring Western Canada to talk with Canadian government leaders about a proposed natural gas pipeline.

Aug. 16, 2001 The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner finds some good news for families
Sometimes it seems like the only news about today's young people is bad news. Violence, drugs, delinquency and the general breakdown of the American family are familiar themes.

Cuddy family member dies in California car crash
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A young member of a pioneer banking family died last week in a car crash in California.

Boy becomes among youngest winner of Golden North Salmon Derby
JUNEAU (AP) -- A 12-year-old boy became among the youngest to win the Golden North Salmon Derby in its 55-year history after landing a 33.9 pound king salmon, tournament officials said.

Six rescued after boat sinks near Juneau
JUNEAU (AP) -- Six people were rescued near Hawk Inlet after the boat they were in was swamped by high seas, the Coast Guard said. No one was injured.

City rejects ballot plan to adopt seasonal sales tax
SKAGWAY (AP) -- A ballot proposition to institute a seasonal sales tax during the summer tourism months was rejected by the Skagway City Council.

Man charged with murder in Kaltag death
KALTAG (AP) -- A 64-year-old Kaltag man has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a friend.

Anchorage man wins derby with 18.7-pound silver
SEWARD (AP) -- An Anchorage man won this year's Seward Silver Salmon Derby by hooking and netting a spectacular 18.7-pound silver salmon.

Chugiak High School teacher killed in plane crash in California
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A teacher at Chugiak High School was killed Friday night when her father's small plane crashed in California.

Point Retreat lighthouse transfer draws concerns
JUNEAU (AP) -- A plan to convey the historic Point Retreat Lighthouse and more than 1,500 acres of adjacent land to a preservation group has drawn opposition from some outdoor groups.

Police officer charged in assault on boy
KETCHIKAN (AP) -- An off-duty Ketchikan police officer was charged with assault for allegedly striking a 15-year-old boy, police said.

Blue Jays deepen Twins' misery
MINNEAPOLIS -- Kelvim Escobar came within two outs of his second career shutout and Brad Fullmer hit a three-run homer as the Toronto Blue Jays handed the Minnesota Twins their 10th loss in 11 games, 3-2 Monday night.

Cards' win streak has odd ending
CINCINNATI -- Four errors. A disputed obstruction call. The first homer over the majors' tallest wall. Ken Griffey Jr.'s first inside-the-park homer in 11 years.

Cameron's eight RBIs help Mariners crush Yanks
NEW YORK -- Mike Cameron homered twice and tied Alvin Davis' team record with eight RBIs as the Seattle Mariners finished off their showdown with the New York Yankees with a 10-2 victory Sunday.

McGwire's 3-for-3 performance pushes Cardinals past Phillies
ST. LOUIS -- Mark McGwire, dropped to sixth in the batting order for the first time since 1994, went 3-for-3 with four RBIs Sunday as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-0 for their 11th straight victory.

Anchorage man wins derby with 18.7-pound silver
SEWARD (AP) -- An Anchorage man won this year's Seward Silver Salmon Derby by hooking and netting a spectacular 18.7-pound silver salmon.

NOW PLAYING: The Others
There will no doubt be quite a few people who go to the movies and see The Others on the marquee and think, "Now, which one was that?" or "Wasn't that on NBC last season?" Indeed, many people have never heard of this movie because it has

Kardinals roll to big victory over ACS
The Kenai Central High School football team got 289 rushing yards and four touchdowns from Cory Janson to defeat Anchorage Christian Schools 54-19 in a non-conference game.

Bulldogs knock off Houston
Here's something that should leave more than a few high school football coaches lying awake at night: After drubbing Great Land Conference opponent Houston 51-7 Saturday, the Nikiski High School football team says it still has room for improvement before the end of this season.

Stars improve, but not enough to outplay West Valley
The Soldotna High School football team took a step forward Friday in its 32-14 loss to West Valley in a nonconference game at Justin Maile Field.

Marlin gets Dodge a victory in Pepsi 400
BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Sterling Marlin has been the best Dodge driver all season, so it was only fitting he gave the automaker it's first Winston Cup victory in 24 years.

Soldotna collision totals vehicles
A two-car accident Sunday morning in Soldotna backed up highway traffic for an hour and sent at least two to the hospital.

Winter weather up in the air
As summer winds down and the snowbirds turn south, the thoughts of full-time Alaskans turn to the inevitable, perennial question: What will the winter be like?

True grit reaps rewards for student
We all like to think of ourselves as dedicated and determined. However, when we need an example, Nikiski High School graduate Travis Anderson is a good one to find.

Peninsula homes on the rise
Falling interest rates and the need for housing have helped fuel an increase in construction on the Kenai Peninsula.

Kenai mourns longtime resident
Kenai resident Donald R. "Donnie" Morgan died unexpectedly at his home early Monday morning. He was 52.

Challenger Center may host DEW Line exhibit
At a fund-raiser in Anchorage for Sen. Ted Stevens last week, a new idea was hatched for another project at the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska in Kenai.

KPC opens new doors
As school children and teachers head back to class this week, it also is time for area college students to get ready for school.

Group for families of gays to start meeting
For those unfamiliar with it, the acronym PFLAG might bring to mind images of football or Fourth of July parades. People who have encountered PFLAG might think of support instead.

Donnie Morgan
Kenai resident Donnie Morgan died Monday, Aug. 20, 2001, at his home in Kenai. He was 52.

Letters to the Editor
Out-of-state visitors say thanks for the hospitalityWildfire shows Forest Service not acting in interest of Alaskans

What others say
Is catching drug criminals worth cost of innocent lives?Sen. Clinton still has much to prove

Visit to war shrine highlights Japan's bitter symbolism
To Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, a visit to the Yasukuni Shrine may have seemed a simple thing. Leaders should honor their nations' war dead.

Corporate farms among recipients of bailout package
WASHINGTON -- When President Bush signed into a law a $5.5 billion farm bailout package, he said it was for ''farm families'' that ''represent the best of America.'' He probably did not have the Montana state government in mind, but it is one of the biggest recipients of the money.

College student finds meaning in diversity, significance of where 'home' is
The fireweed's bloom is just beginning to reach the top of the stalk, leaves have not even begun to consider turning and the salmon run is not quite spent, but for me summer is already over.

Exxon Valdez oil spill spawned 1990 act creating citizen advisory councils
Earlier this summer, the 900-foot-long tanker Polar Endeavor made its maiden voyage to Valdez. What was important about the $200 million double-hulled ship's arrival at the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System terminal was that it was just one more promise fulfilled from my 1990 legislation that toughened oil tanker safety procedures in Alaska and across the country.

Peninsula People
Area students receive honors, attend conferencesPeninsula Scouts visit nation's capital, VirginiaSoldotna graduate receives Fulbright FellowshipCES firefighters to receive proclamationNinilchik woman receives recognitionArea residents enlist in army

Garden of the Week
Chris and Mary Copple's home located in Inlet Woods Subdivision has been named the weekly winner in the Kenai Beautification Committee's summer-long Garden of the Week program.

Community News
CPR/First Aid classes offered in HomerGeneology seminar coming upAlaska Sealife Center News

Ask a Trooper
Question: I know I don't have to report it if I put my car in the ditch in a snowstorm, and I know that I have to report it if I am in an accident and someone is seriously hurt, but where do you draw the line? When am I required to report an accident?

Around the Peninsula
Back-to-school immunizations offeredOrientation set at Nikiski highRegistration for KMSPrison advocate speaks to RotarySpay-neuter clinic offeredBear program slated for todayComputer class scheduled

Births
Mabel and Gene CrandellBrenna and Daniel TalbotJonathan Q and Evensong Promise Goins

Around the Peninsula
K-Beach to hold open houseSoldotna Elementary to greet studentsNew support group plannedInfo system upgrades slatedArtistic fish skin presentation setChamber to feature panelRealtors annual meeting setRadio station board meeting scheduled

Advocates: Drug-price increases hit seniors hard
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The prices for medicines used by the elderly have been rising more rapidly than their other normal living costs, says a group that advocates federal aid for prescription drugs.

Senior Briefs
Activities available for local seniors

Senior Menus
What's on the menu for local seniors

Sports Briefs
Johnnie drives away with Trophy classKenai Central JV to face HomerAnchorage man takes Seward derbyMn from Idaho takes August lead in HomerTyson vs. Nielsen set for Sept. 8 in DenmarkWeekend arrests add to Nebraska's troublesMRI on Wood shows no damage to shoulder

Los Angeles tops Comets
LOS ANGELES -- Lisa Leslie had 28 points and 18 rebounds and the Los Angeles Sparks swept the four-time defending champion Houston Comets out of the WNBA playoffs for the first time with a 70-58 victory Monday night.

Toms takes PGA Championship
DULUTH, Ga. -- Phil Mickelson had seen it before. He knew what was coming.

Bomar bags Kenai Open
Soldotna's Tony Azzara showed he is a pretty good golfer by taking the Alaska State Junior Amateur this year.

Sports Briefs
49ers slip past RaidersRafter takes RCA Championship finalsHernandez to return to rotation Tuesday

Comeback kids make U.S. squad
DULUTH, Ga. -- Having staged the greatest comeback in Ryder Cup history, the United States will try to retain the trophy with the help of two captain's picks who know something about beating the odds.

Stringer's widow wants answers
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- Kelci Stringer doesn't speak as if she's recently been widowed.

Family visits track where trampling death occurred
SASKATOON, Saskatchewan -- The family of jockey Isiah Sala visited Marquis Downs on Monday, a day after the 23-year-old died from injuries sustained during a race at the track.

Pederson pushes Pack past Denver
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Doug Pederson doesn't know if he wrapped up the backup quarterback job behind Brett Favre on Monday night.

Rangers make trade for Lindros official
NEW YORK -- Eric Lindros was on the ice the last time the New York Rangers were in the playoffs.

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