Sunday, August 26, 2001

Survey crew to arrive at Fort Greely for missile prep work
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A survey crew was at Fort Greely Friday to prepare for construction of an anti-ballistic missile system there.

Assembly opposes military airboat limits
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly has sided with hunters

Nenana gets first boarding students
NENANA(AP) -- Students arriving at the new Nenana Student Living Center aren't all that concerned about which classes they'll take when school starts next week.

Coast Guard encounters more problems at site of sunken fishing vessel
SEATTLE (AP) -- A second Coast Guard attempt to videotape the sunken fishing vessel Arctic Rose at the bottom of the Bering Sea has run into problems -- snarled lines and bad weather that drove investigators back to Dutch Harbor on Saturday.

Knowles gives $90,000 for radio tower damaged by plane crash
JUNEAU (AP) -- A radio station in Kotzebue will receive $90,000 in emergency aid to replace its tower and antenna under an administrative order issued Friday by Gov. Tony Knowles.

Mechanical problems delay jet bound for China
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A China Eastern jet remained on the ground in Anchorage for nearly 24 hours after it landed in Anchorage with mechanical problems.

Man with handgun robs Anchorage credit union
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A man armed with a handgun robbed a branch of Alaska USA Federal Credit Union on Friday and got away with an unknown amount of cash.

Holy Cross residents worry about glow-in-the-dark salmon
HOLY CROSS (AP) -- Ivan Demientieff was the first person in the Yukon River village of Holy Cross to see glow-in-the-dark salmon hanging in a smokehouse.

Tender capsizes near Sitka; crew rescued
JUNEAU (AP) -- Two crewmen were pulled from the water Friday by another fishing boat after their 80-foot fishing tender capsized south of Sitka, the Coast Guard reported.

Federal judge rejects Lake Clark land claim
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A federal judge ruled Monday that the government was correct in refusing to give 50 miles of coastline within Lake Clark National Park to five Native villages as a land claims settlement.

North Pole man sentenced for molesting three daughters
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A North Pole man has been sentenced to four years in prison after admitting he molested his three daughters over a period of three years.

State considers relaxing rules for obtaining water rights
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The Alaska Department of Natural Resources has a backlog of more than 600 applications for water rights and wants to relax its rules for issuing them.

Governor declares western Alaska fishing industry a ''disaster,'' to seek federal aid
JUNEAU (AP) -- Gov. Tony Knowles declared western Alaska's commercial fishing sector an economic disaster on Friday, a step toward seeking federal aid for the beleaguered industry.

Critics say racism panel left little time for victims
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Discrimination victims at a federal hearing on racism in Alaska criticized the U.S. Civil Rights Commission for letting invited panelists testify for hours but doling out only minutes to the general public.

Fairbanks suicide hot line to be restored
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- An Interior suicide prevention hot line discontinued in June will be restored.

Man pleads in Ruby sex assault
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A Fairbanks man has pleaded no contest to attempted sexual assault in a December 2000 incident in Ruby.

Diamondbacks edge Phillies
PHILADELPHIA -- Steve Finley streaked home to score the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning on a disputed play that led to Philadelphia manager Larry Bowa's ejection, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Phillies 4-3 Saturday.

Bulldogs ring up 47-0 win over Stars
Soldotna High School football coach Rob Dimick admitted that watching the Nikiski Bulldogs in action would be fun -- if only he were just a spectator, and not the coach on the visiting team's sideline Friday night.

Kards KO Ketchikan
The Kenai Central High School football team opened its Northern Lights Conference schedule with a 72-0 win over the visiting Ketchikan Kings Saturday at Ed Hollier Field in Kenai.

Roberts' TD run lifts Mariners
The Seward Seahawks dropped another close game Saturday, this time to the Homer Mariners.

Stewart gets first victory at Bristol
BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Tony Stewart can finally cross winning at Bristol Motor Speedway off his to-do list.

Peninsula industries get pat on back
True to its eight-year history, Industry Appreciation Day was blessed with dazzling August sunshine. And crowds. And food. And more booths than past events could boast.

Rape accomplice gets 6-year prison sentence
A Kenai woman was sentenced to six years in prison -- with two and a half years suspended -- for her role in the June 13, 2000, rape of a 13-year-old girl.

Oil companies looking south for prospects
Cook Inlet oil companies have applied to form two exploration units near Ninilchik and Anchor Point.

Compromise may settle dust over subdivision
Two weeks after residents of Poppy Woods Subdivision and local developer Clint Hall appeared at cross-purposes before the Kenai Peninsula Borough Plat Commit-tee, a compromise may be just around the corner.

People, not location, key issue in ensuring government is 'good'
Supporters of moving the legislative sessions from Juneau to the Matanuska-Susistna Borough are misguided in their efforts.

New chapter for daughter fills mother with nostalgia for good ol' days
Tonight I will feel older than I did this morning. My little-girl-who-turned-into-a-young-woman is boarding a plane to go to college Outside.

Letters to the Editor
10 people's voices do count; they'll speak even louder come Oct. 2Most important right protected by constitution is that of equality

Company's contribution shows its commitment to young peopleHead football coach Kenai Central High School

Berry resources are worth picking
This time of year the Extension Office receives many calls asking where to pick berries. Like many Alaskans, our staff has devoted a lot of personal recreational hours locating our ow

Soldotna pilot decides to build his own airplane from scratch
You have to wonder how Dudley Abbott can stand to wait.

Around the Peninsula
55 Alive class plannedLocal artists featured in upcoming fund-raiserDinner, auction tickets on saleDiscount prescriptions availableVolunteer coast walk scheduledSafe sitter classes offered

Motown museum proposed
DETROIT (AP) -- Developers have submitted to the city plans for a $28 million Motown music museum.

Davis, Bross marry at Exit Glacier
Heather L. Davis of Soldotna and Kevin R. Bross of Oklahoma City, Okla., were married in a private ceremony on Sunday, July 29, 2001, at Exit Glacier in Seward.

Russell, Hagedorn wed at Soldotna home
Ginni Russell and Joel Hagedorn were married Saturday, June 23, 2001, in an outside afternoon ceremony at the Soldotna residence of James and Kim Senn. The Rev. Michael Staton officiated.

Minnesota museum to host Vikings exhibit in St. Paul
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- The Vikings are returning to Minnesota, 1,000 years after they first sailed across the North Atlantic in open boats and became the first Europeans in North America.

Moderate spankings cause no lasting harm
SAN FRANCISCO -- Occasional, mild spankings of young children are OK and do not cause any lasting harm that carries into adolescence, according to a study released Friday.

My Best Friend
When the sun is out, Bill and Jackie Moore of Soldotna know where they'll find their 8-year-old Rottweiler Bailey: She's on the deck catching some rays. Bailey is a natural when it comes to posing, the Moores said.

Furyk stays one step ahead of Tiger at NEC Invitational
AKRON, Ohio -- Just when it looked like Tiger Woods might leave him behind, Jim Furyk recovered with four birdies on his final five holes Saturday for a 4-under 66 that maintained his two-stroke lead over Woods in the NEC Invitational.

Pittsburgh warms new stadium with preseason victory over Detroit
PITTSBURGH -- The Detroit Lions didn't score until there were 25 seconds left as the Pittsburgh Steelers opened their new stadium by getting strong play from quarterbacks Kordell Stewart and Tommy Maddox in a 20-7 victory Saturday.

Strange days indeed: Expect another interesting NFL season
The Baltimore Ravens are confident -- arrogant, even -- about their chances of repeating as Super Bowl champions. The New York Giants chuckle at skeptics who write off their NFC title as a fluke, awaiting a chance to prove them wrong.

SoHi boys take Skyview Invite
Immediately after crossing the finish line for a dominating win at the Skyview Invitational Saturday at Tsalteshi Trails, Kris Smith thought she heard her worst fears about the race realized.

Badgers best Cavaliers in Eddie Robinson Classic
MADISON, Wis. -- Jim Sorgi threw two touchdown passes after replacing the injured Brooks Bollinger to lead No. 22 Wisconsin to a 26-17 win over Virginia on Saturday in the Eddie Robinson Classic.

Homer hosts, wins swimming tri-meet
Kenai Central, Skyview and Homer high schools got an early start to the swimming season with a tri-meet at Homer Saturday.

Nikiski netters rebound to sweep Seahawks
The Nikiski volleyball team bounced back from a Tuesday defeat at Homer to down host Seward 16-14, 15-9 and 15-8 Friday.

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