Sunday, August 27, 2000

Volunteers keep AIDS riders' moveable tent city on go
GLENNALLEN (AP) -- At tent city, some of the hundreds of volunteers on the Alaska AIDS Vaccine Ride awake as early as 3:30 a.m., crawling from a suburb of tents toward their base camp's core.

EPA wants Carnival lines fined for ship smoke at Juneau
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The federal Environmental Protection Agency wants Carnival Cruise Line to pay $55,000 for air pollution violations by the cruise ship Jubilee at Juneau last summer.

Wuerch drops specialized weapons ordinance idea
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Mayor George Wuerch is abandoning his plan to submit an ordinance to set up a citizen panel to review requests for specialized weapons, including machine guns and sawed-off shotguns.

Sea lice doing good job of cleaning whale bones
CORDOVA (AP) -- Sea lice are doing a good job of picking the bones of a young killer whale and getting them ready for the showroom.

Shively delays state intertie decision while he reviews new data
(Fairbanks-AP) -- Natural Resources Commissioner John Shively is withholding final state approval for the proposed northern intertie while he reviews some new information about the project.

Fish and Game concerned about Atlantic salmon threat
KETCHIKAN (AP) -- Commercial fishermen in Southeast Alaska have caught more than 20 Atlantic salmon, raising concerns that the farmed salmon will spread disease to wild species.

City firefighters could soon be headed to the Lower 48
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- City firefighters could soon be headed to the Lower 48 to help battle wildfires.

Some blueberry patches plentiful, others slim-pickings
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- One local businessman who buys blueberries is feeling a little blue about his supply of berries.

Tests turn up high bacterial levels in Southeast cruise ships
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Extremely high levels of contamination have been detected in the wastewater of five cruise ships operating in Southeast Alaska, regulators say.

Nature Conservancy buys land to protect moose route
SOLDOTNA (AP) -- An environmental group has purchased 400 acres near Homer used by moose as a migratory corridor between their summer and winter grazing areas.

Nuiqsut village corporation forms oil field construction company
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Kuukpik Corp., the Native village corporation for Nuiqsut, has formed an oil field maintenance and construction company.

Federal board takes action to compensate for salmon losses
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Federal Subsistence Board has taken special action to allow subsistence hunters in Western Alaska to hunt moose earlier than usual.

Jim Duncan named commissioner of Administration
JUNEAU (AP) -- Former state senator Jim Duncan was named Friday to succeed Bob Poe as head of the Alaska Department of Administration.

Giant squid to be preserved for museum display
Melia Knecht found one just off shore in Iliuliuk Bay two weeks ago. She collected the animal's carcass for the Museum of the Aleutians, and UniSea donated freezer space. Then another one turned up on the beach in Adak a few days later.

Coalition pushes ballot initiative over wildlife management
FAIRBANKS (AP) --A coalition of outdoors groups and Native organizations has launched a campaign to end an initiative battle over wildlife management.

Council to ask voters for permission to sell utility
SEWARD (AP) -- The city council is asking voters for permission to sell one of Seward's longest held assets, the $28 million electric utility.

EPA and companies reach pulp cleanup agreement
KETCHIKAN (AP) -- The Environmental Protection Agency has reached an agreement with companies over cleaning up Ward Cove.

20 years later, ANILCA issues remain open wounds
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- As former President Jimmy Carter remembers it, two decades ago he was Public Enemy No. 1 for most Alaskans.

Around the Peninsula
Evening of Prayers plannedScience on the Kenai event slatedBook club to hold meetingWild berry meeting plannedRed Cross to offer first aid classes

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State biologist step up attack on Northern pike
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- State biologists have stepped up their attack on the trout-killing, salmon-slaying Northern pike.

Fish and Game concerned about Atlantic salmon threat
KETCHIKAN (AP) -- Commercial fishermen in Southeast Alaska have caught more than 20 Atlantic salmon, raising concerns that the farmed salmon will spread disease to wild species.

For some families, there's no place like home (school)
Story by Shana Loshbaugh y Photo by M. Scott Moon

Golf vandals redefine 'driving the green'
Kenai Golf Course managers were taking stock of the damage Friday from an early-morning vandalism spree Thursday that damaged more than 10 golf carts and two of the course's greens.

Photo feature: On the ball
Chris Henrich and Brittnay Walters play on a commercial fishing buoy Saturday afternoon during Industry Appreciation Days in Kenai. The event featured information and entertainment booths, food, games and music.

Move could pave way to state, federal aid for afflicted commercial fishers, processors
Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Dale Bagley declared a disaster Friday and requested state and federal aid for commercial fishers, processors and others hurt by dismal Cook Inlet sockeye salmon returns.

Seward may be forced to sell utility
SEWARD (AP) -- The city council is asking voters for permission to sell one of Seward's longest held assets, the $28 million electric utility. The asset helps to subsidize city services and keeps taxes among the lowest in the state.

Cyber schools' rise causing concern
As classes begin this fall, teachers are counting their pupils in some suspense. These days, schools cannot be sure who will actually show up.

John "Scotty" Taylor
Soldotna resident, Mr. John "Scotty" Taylor died Thursday, August 24, 2000, at the Providence Medical Center in Anchorage. He was 68.

John W. Martin Sr.
Longtime Soldotna resident Mr. John W. Martin Sr. died of natural causes Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000, at Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage. He was 73.

George Robert Matranga
Vancouver, Wash., resident Mr. George Robert Matranga, formerly of Soldotna, died Tuesday, August 22, 2000, at the Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. He was 68.

Nature Conservancy buys land to protect moose route
SOLDOTNA (AP) -- An environmental group has purchased 400 acres near Homer used by moose as a migratory corridor between their summer and winter grazing areas.

Sarah Hemphill and Derrek Howell have announced plans to wed
Howell, Hemphill to marry in Anchorage Sarah Hemphill and Derrek Howell have announced plans to wed Sept. 24 at St. Innocent Orthodox Cathedral in Anchorage. Father Benjerman will officiate.

Soldotna shines at Skyview Invite
Soldotna's Andy Liebner was running in a pack of four of the state's best prep runners Saturday at the Skyview Invitational with just over one kilometer left in the five-kilometer race when the group came to a long, winding uphill.

Storm badly damages Barrow dredge
BARROW (AP) -- The North Slope Borough's dredge was badly damaged after being battered by gale-force winds and now will have to be sent to Seattle for repairs, ending beach replenishment projects for the year.

Seahawks sink Mariners
The Seward Seahawks went on the road to Homer to claim their first victory of the season, topping the Mariners 15-12 in nonconference action.

Stars score a pair through the air
The Soldotna offense works by way of an oxymoron. The Stars lure the opposing defense to sleep by smashing it in the mouth.

Kards fight but can't muzzle Bulldogs' bite
Nikiski High School punter Steven Calderwood put his first kick of the night in the coffin corner, leaving the Kenai Kardinals with a first-and-10 from their own one.

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