Monday, September 4, 2000

18-year-old pleads no contest in Wendy's slaying
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- An 18-year-old man has pleaded no contest to second-degree murder in Anchorage Superior Court for his role in the January shooting of a fast-food restaurant manager.

Alaska State Troopers promoted to sergeant
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Five Alaska State Troopers and one corporal over the next month will be promoted to the rank of sergeant, officials said Friday.

Telemedicine advances making difference in northwest Alaska
KOTZEBUE (AP) -- A young child is rushed to a village health clinic in rural Alaska with a large fish hook gouging his arm. In seconds, a doctor is on the scene via satellite, the hook is removed and the patient is all right.

Judge dismisses lawsuit intended to stop tax cap ballot initiative
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Opponents of the property tax initiative have lost their bid to have the measure stripped from the November general election ballot.

Limited subsistence fishing opened on Yukon
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A strong silver salmon run prompted state and federal regulators to reopen the middle Yukon River to limited subsistence fishing on Saturday.

OSHA cites Anchorage FAA facility for safety violations
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a number of safety violations against the Federal Aviation Administration's regional traffic control center here.

Arnold and family wow crowd during brief Barrow visit
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Arnold Schwarzenegger and family got a lesson in the ways of northern Alaska last week during a brief visit to Barrow.

Former priest at Juneau's St. Nicholas Orthodox Church dies at 81
JUNEAU (AP) -- Father Innocent, who served for many years in the capital city as priest at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, died recently in Staten Island, N.Y. He was 81.

Court-martial recommended for soldier in stepson's death
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A hearing officer has recommended that a Fort Wainwright soldier accused of killing his 9-month-old stepson face a court-martial, officials said Friday.

Moderate quake shakes portions of Southcentral Alaska; no injuries
PALMER (AP) -- A moderate earthquake shook portions of Southcentral Alaska late Thursday, but there were no reports of any damage or injuries.

State sets 2001 quota for Bering Sea snow crab
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Alaska snow crab fleet will get a chance to fish in the Bering Sea next year after all.

Candidate Szymanski lays out case for legal residency
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A former legislator challenging for the Senate seat covering south Anchorage and Kenai testified that he is a resident of the district because he has lived in his girlfriend's condo for the past three years.

Ramshackle hotel demolished in downtown Fairbanks
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The Pioneer Hotel, a dilapidated structure in downtown Fairbanks, is being razed.

Moose season begins statewide
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Friday marked the start of moose hunting season, an annual event eagerly awaited by many across the state.

ASTF hands out grants for innovative projects
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Alaska Science and Technology Foundation is investing nearly $800,000 in five innovative projects, according to the state economic development agency.

Two men arrested in Valdez on drug charges
VALDEZ (AP) -- An Anchorage man and a Mexican were arrested on drug charges after authorities seized a half-pound of cocaine and $2,000 in cash, police said.

Rural phone companies change hands
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A dozen local phone companies across Alaska have been transfered to new operators.

Rural educators, others fight boarding school proposal
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Rural education officials spoke out strongly against a plan to create regional boarding schools in the Bush.

Barrow radio station drops Native program
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Radio station KBRW in Barrow has dropped the national ''Native America Calling'' program. Station managers say they disapprove of language heard on the call-in show.

Clinton's missile decision delays uncertainty in Alaska
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- President Clinton's decision to not decide on a national missile defense system leaves the future out of focus for residents of Delta Junction.

Karluk school reopening with 10 students
KODIAK (AP) -- The village school in Karluk is reopening this year after villagers assured the Kodiak Island Borough School District that at least 10 students would attend.

Around the Peninsula
Ladies night finale plannedGrief support offeredMobile mammography unit to visitAfter school program returnsSchool board candidates to speakSwim club season beginsVolunteer applications accepted

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.

Moose season begins statewide
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Friday marked the start of moose hunting season, an annual event eagerly awaited by many across the state.

Michael's Easy Chicken
Use mixed chicken pieces. Rub each leg, thigh or breast with Cavender's all

CIRCAC scientists begin long-term environmental monitoring project
As the sun set over Cook Inlet earlier this week, four people carried buckets, coolers and baggies to the water's edge at the Salamatof Beach. From labeled Ziploc bags they removed gobs of sand and mud, which they proceeded to sieve carefully, poring over the leavings in the failing light.

Ground broken for health center
Blustery fall weather didn't dampen the spirits of city, borough and state officials who officially broke ground on the new Kenai Health Building Friday.

Assembly extends disaster declaration
There was only one dissenting vote Thursday when the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly voted to extend the borough mayor's disaster declaration following this year's dismal sockeye salmon run.

Labor Day closures
In observance of Labor Day, which is a state and federal holiday, a number of businesses and public offices will be closed Monday, including:

Longtime Unocal workers losing retirement benefits
Ken Cissell said he has worked nearly 22 years for Unocal, and he always hoped the company would do him right.

Family arranges greetings for mother from all over United States
What does a family do to celebrate the birthday of a 90-year-old?

Diane Lynne Wambach
Homer resident Diane Lynne Wambach died Monday, August 28, 2000, at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. She was 44.

Margaret Borland
Homer resident Margaret Borland died Friday, Sept. 1, 2000, at her home in Homer. She was 78.

Friendshuh, Denison wed in Hawaii
Kristine Marie Friendshuh and Marc Walter Denison were married July 23 at the Kula Botanical Gardens in Maui, Hawaii.

Baggs, Nelson take to the sky for marriage
Shanna Baggs and Kurt Nelson tied the knot in an unusual wedding ceremony Aug. 6. The couple was married in a chartered airplane above the Harding Ice Field. They were married by the groom's mother, Nancy Eoff, a marriage commissioner.

'Dawgs run loose on football field
Just how easily did Nikiski move the ball Friday night in its 53-12 Great Land Conference victory over Anchorage Christian Schools?

Skyview nips Kenai netters
The Skyview and Kenai volleyball teams got together for a best-of-five Region III/4A match Saturday at Skyview, but they might as well have played just one game.

Kards start volleyball season by dropping Homer
The Kenai Central High School volleyball team got its season off to a smashing start Friday, defeating Homer in three games in a Region III/4A matchup.

Association tourney draws field of 75
Clear skies and warm weather greeted golfers participating in the second annual Kenai Golf Association Championship Saturday at the Kenai Golf Course. The tournament attracted 75 of the association's approximately 100 members.

SoHi swimmers swipe quad meet at Homer
The Soldotna High School boys and girls swimming and diving teams are picking up right where they left off last season.

Nikiski netters sweep weekend trip to Valley
The Nikiski volleyball team started off its Region III/3A season by sweeping Susitna Valley and Houston on a long weekend road trip.

Back to the basics
It was back to basics for the Soldotna High School football squad Saturday at Justin Maile Field.

Kenai girls win running races in Seward, Homer
Junior Katherine Amen led the Kenai girls cross country team to victory Friday at the six-team Homer Invitational.

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