Saturday, August 26, 2000

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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
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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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