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Thursday, August 24, 2000

Taylor survives tough challenge in Senate primary
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Wrangell Sen. Robin Taylor easily fended off a tough challenge in the Republican primary while three Democrats battled for an open seat at the other end of the state.

Anti-spill gear boosted in Southeast
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Another pair of oil spill response barges, paid for by the North West CruiseShip Association, has arrived in Southeast Alaska and will be moored at Ketchikan.

U.S. Rep. Don Young wins in a walk, to meet Greene, others in November
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Paralegal Clifford Greene, a Democrat who never has been elected to political office, is faced with a huge challenge come November -- defeating Don Young in the general election.

Juneau girl killed in Glenn Highway fatal
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A Juneau girl was killed Wednesday night in a vehicle accident on the Glenn Highway east of Glennallen.

Alaska's Asia exports on the rise again
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Alaska's exports have recovered from the Asian financial crisis, but the state remains vulnerable to globalization, Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott says.

Gas pipeline backers propose spur to Lower 48
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The Alaska Gasline Port Authority is now proposing a split of the proposed natural gas pipeline from the North Slope with one spur going to the Lower 48 and another to Valdez.

Alaska fugitive arrested in Washington
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Ricky Alan Reese, who fled the state in 1994 while on parole, was arrested after authorities found him working in a car dealership in Washington, a member of the Alaska Fugitive Task Force said Wednesday.

Search suspended for man missing near Pelican
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Coast Guard suspended its search Wednesday for a man who disappeared while fishing near the Southeast village of Pelican.

Fish Board refuses to reopen Cook Inlet for salmon
KENAI (AP) -- The state Board of Fisheries has unanimously rejected a plea to allow commercial fishing for pink and chum salmon in Cook Inlet following this year's dismal sockeye run. The decision came at an emergency teleconference meeting Tuesday.

Man killed at Red Dog Mine site
KOTZEBUE (AP) -- A Bellingham, Wash. man was killed in an accident Wednesday night at the Red Dog Mine port near Kotzebue, Alaska State Troopers said.

Gas supplies down; prices up. May make Alaska pipeline feasible
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A minor shift upward in domestic demand for natural gas has caused a major increase in prices and the four-month-old trend could continue, industry observers say.

Body of missing kayaker recovered in Prince William Sound
WHITTIER, Alaska (AP) -- The body of a missing kayaker was recovered Wednesday from Blackstone Bay in Prince William Sound.

Alaska Airlines returns to Tucson
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Alaska Airlines is returning to Tucson after seven years, partly because of the area's growing technology industry.

Fuselage from missing plane found on Alaska Peninsula
KING SALMON (AP) -- The fuselage of a missing plane with four people on board was found Thursday, according to the Coast Guard in Juneau.

Voter turnout light in state primary
JUNEAU (AP) -- Fewer registered voters went to the polls Tuesday to cast ballots in Alaska's primary election.

Native leader Edward Hopson, Sr., dead at age 80
BARROW (AP) -- Edward Hopson, Sr., a Native leader who helped build the Arctic Slope Regional Corp. into a success, has died.

Former President Carter to urge ANWR monument status
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Former President Jimmy Carter said Wednesday that the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge should be a national monument, and that he will personally urge President Clinton to make the designation before leaving office.

Body of missing kayaker recovered in Prince William Sound
WHITTIER, Alaska (AP) -- The body of a missing kayaker was recovered Wednesday from Black Stone Bay in Prince William Sound.

Cellular phones are OK for safety; not hunting
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Cellular phones have become one more piece of mandatory gear for many hunters these days, right there alongside the skinning knife and meat packing board.

Subsistence fishing being halted on Yukon
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The entire Yukon River drainage in Alaska is being closed to subsistence salmon fishing.

AHFC issues bonds for veterans
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Alaska Housing Finance Corp. has issued $70 million in bonds to provide low-interest mortgages to up to 400 veterans in Alaska.

Nature Conservancy buys acreage near Homer
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A leading conservation organization announced Tuesday that it has purchased 320 acres of key wildlife habitat in the Homer area.

Alaska among states settling with Publishers Clearing House
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Alaska consumers will be seeing less confusing sweepstakes claims from Publishers Clearing House under the terms of a multistate settlement.

One killed, two hurt in Near Island fall
KODIAK (AP) -- A person was killed and two others seriously injured after falling off a cliff on Near Island late Monday, according to Kodiak city police.

Malaspina will be shifted to the Bellingham-Skagway run
JUNEAU (AP) -- The state ferry Malaspina will be shifted to the Bellingham-Skagway route after it ends service in Northern Lynn Canal on Sept. 10, Alaska Marine Highway Operations Manager Capt. Norm Edwards says.

Morris adds Eagle River paper to Alaska holdings
KENAI (AP) -- Morris Communications Corp. of Georgia has purchased the Alaska Star newspaper in Eagle River from founder and longtime owner Lee Jordan.

U.S. Rep. Don Young wins in a walk, to meet Greene, others in November
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Paralegal Clifford Greene, a Democrat who never has been elected to political office, is faced with a huge challenge come November -- defeating Don Young in the general election.

Knowles, Murkowski weigh in on natural gas pipeline Eds: Minor edits
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Gov. Tony Knowles says he's convinced that a pipeline to send natural gas to the Lower 48 is in the wings, and he's planning legislation and administrative steps to clear the way for such a project. His remarks came on the heels of similar statements from Sen. Frank Murkowski.

Sanders ousted by well-financed challenger
JUNEAU (AP) -- Anchorage Rep. Jerry Sanders won't be headed back to the Capitol in January after a well-financed primary challenger ousted him in the Republican primary.

Tips to keep wild game tasty
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Follow the rule of three ''Cs'' when it comes to caring for your game meat and you'll have tastier meals through the winter.

Army court martial panel sentences convicted soldier
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A Fort Wainwright soldier was sentenced Tuesday to 33 years in prison for murdering his 4-year-old stepson last year.

Photographers see eye to eye with each other and their wildlife subjects
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Dorothy Keeler doesn't see the wolf walking toward her. The photo shows her sitting cross-legged beside a gravel road in Denali National Park. She is in profile, gazing off into the wooded distance; the wolf stands just feet away, gazing at her.

Surprise snow falls on AIDS riders
PAXSON (AP) -- Bicyclists taking part in a charity ride across Alaska sent out a mayday Tuesday after running into mixed rain and snow on the Richardson Highway.

Man dies in Unalaska of apparent alcohol overdose
UNALASKA (AP) -- A dockworker from Haines is dead after apparently consuming too much alcohol in Dutch Harbor, according to local police.

Northwest expanding Anchorage cargo operation
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Northwest Airlines is expanding its cargo operation by one-third at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, the airline announced Wednesday.

Voter turnout light in state primary
JUNEAU (AP) -- Fewer registered voters went to the polls Tuesday to cast ballots in Alaska's primary election.

Glenn Godfrey named state's top cop
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The governor on Wednesday picked a 30-year veteran of the Alaska State Troopers to become the next commissioner of public safety.

Primary sends unclear message about general election
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Alaska's new two-ballot primary system sent confusing messages about what to expect in November.

Knowles appoints two to redistricting panel
JUNEAU (AP) -- Gov. Tony Knowles has made his two picks for the board that will draw new legislative districts next year.

Rebuilding a fallen hot-rod empire
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Beneath a blazing sun, Boyd Coddington returned to the Street Ride Nationals in Louisville, Ky., to begin reclaiming his legacy. The bearded, burly 55-year-old unfolded a simple card table, laid out about a dozen aluminum car wheels and hoped the crowds would materialize as they once did.

Business Briefs
Double-hulled tanker serves Nikiski refineryOil spill task force goes online SBDC offers seminarsFood services inspectedCIRI Elders' payments suspendedPhillips completes Arco Alaska acquisitionPhillips earnings riseHalibut fishery is two-thirds done Phillips, Chevron welcome North Slope partnerHumpback protections proposedSheldon wins Funny River king derbyPhillips Alaska appoints officersCross Timbers to operate Texas fieldPermits required for use of Afognak landTesoro declares dividend

Here's a political tip on the stock market
NEW YORK (AP) -- Here we are with a stock market that for many silly reasons threatened the high jump record in 1999 but that now ignores one of the market's best indicators.

Around the Peninsula
Publisher to speak at Kenai chamber lunch Pickle Hill Board of Directors to meetNorth peninsula chamber to hold meeting Peninsula Safe Kids plans car seat check-upVisitors center features Native claims discussionRecreation area program features volcanoesTickets still available for United Way cruiseBeta Sigma Phi to hold celebration'Once Upon The Kenai' manuscripts available

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.

Around the Peninsula
Totem Tracers to hold meetingChamber board of directors to meetShamanic Journey workshop comingFish and Game to hold hunter education classVolunteers needed for Courtwatch

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.

Violations of campaign law irk challenger
With the primary season over and the candidates now working even harder to be the chosen one in the general election, at least one hopeful is becoming more vocal about his competitors' signage -- specifically, what he sees as the illegal placement of signs.

Election results
Results of the Primary Election

Scalzi cruises in Homer
A Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly member easily outdistanced two opponents in the race for the Republican nomination in House District 7.

Experience rules the day in Senate District E race
A meager turnout in the Senate District E primary put Republican incumbent Sen. Jerry Ward, Democrat Mike Szymanski and the Green Party's William D. Bartee on the November ballot.

Chenault takes District 9. He will face Smalley in November
In the only contested race in House District 9, Mike Chenault of Nikiski defeated Linda Reynolds of Kalifornsky Beach Road in the closed Republican primary. But there are no hard feelings from the vanquished.

Lancaster, Sprague to square off next
The voters winnowed the five House District 8 Republican candidates down to one, picking Soldotna Mayor Ken Lancaster to carry the party banner in the Nov. 7 general election.

Tips to keep wild game tasty
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Follow the rule of three ''Cs'' when it comes to caring for your game meat and you'll have tastier meals through the winter.

Cellular phones are OK for safety; not hunting
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Cellular phones have become one more piece of mandatory gear for many hunters these days, right there alongside the skinning knife and meat packing board.

Kenai visitors center gets grant
The Alaska State Museum has announced distribution of $86,000 in Grant-in-Aid to 12 museums across Alaska. The funds will be used to upgrade collection storage, improve museum access and management and address other museum issues.

Photography exhibit captures essence of all things wild on peninsula
It's no surprise that scenic and wildlife images dominate the Fourth Summer Photography Exhibit by members of the Kenai Peninsula Photographers Guild currently on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. After all, we on the Kenai Peninsula do live at the epicenter of all things wild and beautiful.

What's Happening
Best Bets Events and ExhibitsEntertainmentUpcoming EventsDown the RoadAnchorage Events Films

Goracing.com 500
Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway

Wallace lets performance plead his case
BRISTOL, Tenn. -- In a season in which no driver on the NASCAR Winston Cup Series has dominated, Rusty Wallace has decided it's time to let his performance plead his case.

Every pit stop tests ability of crew
The deafening roar of race cars served as a backdrop to a group of men huddled around a computer monitor Sunday at Michigan Speed way. The action on the racetrack was intense; the competitiveness was electric.

MONEY LEADERS
NASCAR money leaders so far this year.

Schedule
2000 NASCAR schedule

Points standings
Point standings so far this year.

Petition for emergency pink salmon opening rejected by Board of Fish
Commercial fishers were irate Tuesday after the Board of Fisheries unanimously rejected a plea to allow commercial fishing for pink and chum salmon following this year's dismal sockeye run.

Board of Fish answers critics
Upper Cook Inlet commercial salmon fishers have blamed Gov. Tony Knowles and his Board of Fisheries appointments for bringing their industry to the brink of extinction.

Soldotna Chamber of Commerce hosts opponent, proponent of proposed measure
How Kenai Peninsula voters will treat the November ballot proposition capping property taxes remains to be seen. But Tuesday's audience at the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce luncheon gave it a chilly reception.

Roy A. "Pops" Smith
Homer resident Roy A. "Pops" Smith died Friday, Aug. 18, 2000, at his home in Homer of natural causes. He was 56.

George R. MatrangaLeonard J. Norman
Obituaries

Campers looking for comfort change outdoor retailing
DENVER (AP) -- The view from the Pinnacle is sweeping: A panorama of campsite espresso makers, solar-heated outdoor showers and nylon chairs complete with cup holders and recliner-style footrests.

Getting warmed up Summer programs offer way to get ready for school
For many students, summer means time off from school. But for an increasing number of Kenai Peninsula youngsters, summer programs offer a mix of recreation and learning.

Photo feature: Bye-bye summer
Pat Hamman, Veronica Henricksen and Sean Reamann watch as the end of their summer vacation approaches on Beaver Loop Tuesday morning.

Around the District
District changes take-home calendarLunch application more than just applicationSuperintendent offers report on the districtSuperintendent, school board get high marksInternet service offers school fundsChallenger center offers fall workshopsPoll: Most parents confident in safetyKalifornsky Beach ElementaryNikiski ElementarySears Elementary

School enrollment up
Kenai Peninsula schools are shrinking.

Tigers bug out at home
DETROIT -- The fans were swarmed over by clouds of flying insects. The Seattle Mariners didn't do any better.

U.S. Olympic team not really dreamy
LOS ANGELES -- No baseball Dream Team in Sydney.

With Class Races under their belts, high school cross country teams look to Saturday's Skyview Invite
With two runners gone off their state championship team, including the top runner, the Soldotna boys cross country team will have some big shoes to fill this year if it hopes to repeat.

Old grand slam record discarded
CINCINNATI -- Ken Griffey Jr. was doubled up for the final out after right fielder Dante Bichette's error let in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning as the Phillies defeated the Reds 5-4.

Sports Briefs
Elton McGahan wraps up 410 classAlaska Sprint Tour Final Series Point StandingsKenai-Nikiski starting time moved upTyson fined, not banned, by British Boxing BoardU.S. women hoopsters tame Canada UAA chooses Georgian as new athletic director

Nike admits Woods doesn't use balls that he promotes
SAN FRANCISCO -- Tiger Woods endorses ''Nike Tour Accuracy'' golf balls in TV and magazine ads, but he really plays with custom-made balls unavailable to everyday duffers, Nike acknowledged Tuesday after being sued in federal court.

Photographers see eye to eye with each other and their wildlife subjects
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Dorothy Keeler doesn't see the wolf walking toward her. The photo shows her sitting cross-legged beside a gravel road in Denali National Park. She is in profile, gazing off into the wooded distance; the wolf stands just feet away, gazing at her.

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