Friday, August 25, 2000

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.

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.

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.

48 states, D.C. reach settlement with Time Inc. over sweepstakes

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.

Three die in Alaska Peninsula plane crash
KING SALMON, Alaska (AP) -- The pilot of a small plane and a passenger were killed when a Cessna 180 crashed into the side of a mountain in bad weather, and another passenger later died of her injuries, the Coast Guard said Thursday.

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.

Knowles lashes out at Carter for ANWR stance
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Alaska Gov. Tony Knowles is not in the habit of lashing out publicly at fellow Democrats, especially when they also happen to be former presidents. But he's making an exception for Jimmy Carter.

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.

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

Subsistence board reconsiders recent Kenai Peninsula decision
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Federal Subsistence Board has decided to reconsider its decision last May to classify the entire Kenai Peninsula for subsistence fishing and hunting, Sen. Frank Murkowski's office said this week.

Police find pipe bomb in woods behind Wasilla Wal-Mart
WASILLA (AP) -- Authorities said Thursday they're investigating an incident involving a pipe bomb found outside the Wasilla Wal-Mart.

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.

Juneau girl killed in Glenn Highway fatal
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A Juneau teenager was killed Wednesday night in a vehicle rollover on the Glenn Highway east of Glennallen, Alaska State Troopers said.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

How states will decide which Reform Party presidential candidate gets on the November ballot:

It's a state-by-state Reform Party ballot battle
Iowa election officials drew Pat Buchanan's name in a glass-bowl lottery Thursday after a raucous hallway exchange between Reform Party factions fighting for a spot on the state's November ballot.

Celebrity domestic maven visits Southeast Alaska
JUNEAU (AP) -- Martha Stewart, America's domestic diva, breezed into Juneau with her production team this week to continue her working tour through Southeast Alaska and the Yukon.

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

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.

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
Realtors association to hold annual meetingSoldotna Lions Club plans scholarship fund-raiserClub's after-school program to reopenPCI Resource Center offers computer classOpening ceremony to be held at Centennial ParkPoster contest targets awareness of FAS

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.

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

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.

Late summer fish plentiful
The early run of silver salmon is beginning to taper off in the lower part of the Kenai River, but fishing for silvers in the upper part of the Kenai and in the Russian River is excellent.

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

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.

NASCAR money leaders so far this year.

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.

Points standings
Point standings so far this year. 500
Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway

2000 NASCAR schedule

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.

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.

Guns spook Soldotna officials
Guns and irate anglers are an explosive mix, and the city of Soldotna wants to keep them apart.

Rural determination brings subsistence proposals
The Federal Subsistence Board already has received several subsistence fishing requests since its May determination that the entire Kenai Peninsula is rural.

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.

Test results in on Nanwalek fuel spill
As school starts in Nanwalek, the Kenai Peninsula Borough has received results of tests done on a 20-year-old fuel spill in the village's school playground.

Photo feature: Early bloomers
Leaves at the base of a tree get a head start on fall Thursday afternoon in Nikiski. The colors will continue their march upward as the temperatures continue their hike down.

State awaiting formal borough request; outcome remains uncertain
Gov. Tony Knowles still has received no salmon disaster declaration from the Kenai Peninsula Borough, despite a visit from the head of his Disaster Policy Cabinet.

Leonard Norman
Lifetime Alaskan Leonard "Joey" Norman died Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2000, on the family homestead north of Nikiski. He was 53.

George R. MatrangaLeonard J. Norman

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.

Vicki Lynn Johnson
Former Soldotna resident Vicki Lynn Johnson, of Brownsville, Ore. died on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000, at the Lebanon Community Hospital.

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

Cell phones OK for safety, not tracking
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.

Environmental education field trips bring kids closer to nature
If you were a red squirrel in a spruce tree, these are just a few of the comments you'd hear from kids on our Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Environmental Education adventures.

Average moose year forecast for hunters
The 2000 moose season on the Kenai Peninsula is expected to be on par or a little above last year's total with management areas seeing both growth and decline, local wildlife managers said this week.

Many hunting seasons open
Here is a partial listing of the hunting seasons opening around Alaska, listed chronologically:

Boys Town is now Girls and Boys Town
BOYS TOWN, Neb. -- It's now Girls AND Boys Town.

Religion news in brief
In molesting case, diocese says responsibility should be shared

Religion Briefs
Fire conference starts todayTeachers get special night SundayWomen's ministry plannedSoldotna, Kasilof plan Bible classes Adult Bible classes scheduled

Summit declares Monday day of prayer for world peace
Organizers of the World Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders are issuing a call for people around the globe to participate in a day of prayer for world peace Monday by joining the summit's 1,000 expected religious leaders in prayers for peace, tolerance and understanding.

Aging monks vacate Nebraska monastery
HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) -- The headstones outnumber the monks at the Crosier Monastery, a sign of why the order is vacating its home of 68 years.

Back to school: Learning about life
School will be a brand new experience for some, an old routine for most with 12 or 13 years spent moving along the grades to the goal of the high school diploma. After that, more schooling. Indeed, learning is a lifelong journey.

Christian organizers finding way around Supreme Court ruling
The 16-year-old son of a Baptist preacher and many of his classmates at Bogue Chitto High are counting on fans in this little Mississippi community to restore prayer to the stadium legally -- with individuals deciding, on their own, to join hands and recite the Lord's Prayer.

School enrollment up
Kenai Peninsula schools are shrinking.

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.

Rivalry weekend
Normally, it's dogs that generate a Pavlovian response when thinking about their next meal.

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

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

Liberty can't catch Comets
NEW YORK -- Cynthia Cooper, the two-time WNBA MVP who will retire after the playoffs, came through down the stretch to put the Houston Comets on the verge of a fourth consecutive championship.

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.

Peninsula netters jumping into season
With a jamboree last weekend, the Kenai Peninsula's high school volleyball squads got their first taste of interscholastic competition this season.

Smashmouth ball
NEW YORK -- With team nicknames like Hitmen, Outlaws and Maniax, the XFL left no doubt Thursday about the image it wants to project.

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