Tuesday, September 4, 2001

Anchorage man killed in hit and run
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Police are investigating an early morning hit-and-run collision that killed an Anchorage man Sunday.

Economist disputes number of jobs created by ANWR developmen
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- An economist is disputing claims about the number of jobs that would be created by oil development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Job is a labor of love for Fairbanks referee
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- When Rob Walkotte became a referee 23 years ago he was so happy to get the position he didn't realize until after he'd been working quite a while that a paycheck came with it.

Labor Day weekend is busy one for medics
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Labor Day weekend proved to be a busy one for members of the 68th Medical Company Air Ambulance at Fort Wainwright.

Seattle fishing crew rescued in Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- A Coast Guard cutter rescued four members of a Seattle-based fishing vessel that capsized off the coast of Alaska.

Hunters flock to Tanana Flats for start of moose season
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Sitting on the bow of a friend's airboat in the bright sunshine at Chena Pump Landing, Mark Krenzelak and J.R. Stepp looked like quintessential Alaska hunters.

Vehicle crossings in Snow River drainage restricted to protect salmon
SEWARD (AP) -- Hunters who travel through the Snow River drainage each autumn in search of moose will have to leave their all-terrain vehicles behind.

Homer retiree wins halibut derby
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A retired printer who landed a 322.8-pound halibut won this year's Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby, beating another angler by just six-tenths of a pound.

Alaska fliers complete general aviation flight to Russia
NOME (AP) -- A group of Alaska pilots made a weekend trip to the Russian Far East as part of an effort to open up a flight corridor for general aviation flights.

New homes to be awarded to Alakanuk residents
ALAKANUK (AP) -- Nine families will find out Tuesday night if they are the ones to receive new homes in an ongoing effort to solve this village's housing problems.

Aleutian Canada goose from SeaLife Center goes to Russia
The Aleutian Canada goose hatched at the Alaska SeaLife Center last month has found a new home and a purpose in life.

USDA gives $6.3 million in grants for Alaska projects
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded $6.3 million for six projects in rural Alaska.

Most Fairbanks borough student immunized
All but 29 elementary school students in the Fairbanks North Star Borough have up-to-date immunizations, including the new hepatitis A and hepatitis B requirements, said borough superintendent Jim Holt.

Aug. 26, 2001 The Peninsula Clarion on alternatives to moving legislative sessions
Supporters of moving the legislative sessions from Juneau to the Matanuska-Susistna Borough are misguided in their efforts.

Anchorage police investigate sexual assault
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Police are investigating a sexual assault that occurred early Sunday near downtown.

Aug. 25, 2001 The Ketchikan Daily News on shipyard dispute with state
State transportation officials appear determined to sink Ketchikan's shipyard.

Most Fairbanks borough student immunized
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- All but 29 elementary school students in the Fairbanks North Star Borough have up-to-date immunizations, including the new hepatitis A and hepatitis B requirements, said borough superintendent Jim Holt.

Aug. 29, 2001 The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner on Gov. Knowles' Katie John decision
It wasn't so long ago that Gov. Tony Knowles stood in front of the Tanana Chiefs Conference and bravely declared that if Alaska loses the Katie John case, ''...we lose navigable waters to the federal government and, with it, Alaska's ability to control her destiny in so many areas.''

Teen charged with shooting brother in Unalaska
UNALASKA (AP) -- A 16-year-old has been charged with the shooting death of his brother Saturday on board a boat anchored near Unalaska.

Aug. 28, 2001 The Anchorage Daily News on Gov. Knowles' Katie John decision
In one firm stroke, Gov. Tony Knowles gave the state of Alaska a chance to get back on the right side of rural subsistence policy Monday when he dropped further appeals of the Katie John lawsuit. The job now is to summon the political will to get the issue onto the ballot for Alaskans to decide in November 2002.

University study of salmon issues will be wide-ranging
KENAI (AP) -- University of Alaska President Mark Hamilton said the university is committed to a long-term study of Alaska salmon issues, despite the concerns raised by Cook Inlet commercial fishermen who fear it will favor sport fishing interests.

State seeks federal assessment of radiation at Amchitka
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The state's top environmental officials have asked the U.S. Department of Energy to look for signs of radiation leaks on Amchitka Island and in the surrounding sea and fish and marine mammals.

Tougher limits affect drinkers differently
JUNEAU (AP) -- If a couple goes to a restaurant and shares a bottle of wine over dinner do they now have to take a taxi home to avoid arrest under a stricter alcohol law which took effect Saturday?

Police find body of missing Anchorage woman near Wasilla
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The body of an Anchorage woman, missing since mid-May, was found in a shallow grave near Wasilla, police said.

Yankees win fifth straight
TORONTO -- Alfonso Soriano hit a tiebreaking, two-run single in the ninth inning as the New York Yankees rallied for their fifth straight win, 7-5 Monday over the Toronto Blue Jays.

St. Louis: This Bud's for you
SAN DIEGO -- Bud Smith became the 16th rookie in modern history to throw a no-hitter and the second unlikely pitcher to do it to San Diego this season in St. Louis' 4-0 win Monday night.

Kenai runs behind its great Dane
While the Kenai Central High School football team's 4-0 record may not come as a huge surprise, the manner in which the Kardinals have been able to dominate their opponents has turned some heads.

Pipeline review details in works
The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation is working toward initiating a Cook Inlet pipeline review and risk assessment as part of its larger review of the Alyeska and North Slope pipelines.

Assembly tackles variety of issues
Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly members roll their sleeves up this morning, with a 10 a.m. review of the borough's spruce bark beetle program. The program's progress was questioned by assembly members at the Aug. 21 meeting.

Shrew's Nest gets new owners; old name stays
This summer, Cooper Landing marked the end of an era when new owners took over a landmark business, the Shrew's Nest.

Photo feature: Labor Day festivities
Eight-year-old Molly Nyland, right, strains to see the design Patty House is putting on her friend, Sam Bidwell, 10, during Monday's Labor Day Picnic, presented by the Central Peninsula Labor Council in Kenai. The picnic featured live music and free hamburgers, hot dogs and barbecue chicken. Just a few of the scores of labor supporters lined up for the food are seen in the background. At times, the line numbered more than 100 people. The weather, which had been threatening early Monday morning, broke over downtown Kenai to make for a perfect end-of-summer day.

Fred H. McAlmond
Ninilchik resident Fred H. McAlmond died Friday, Aug. 31, 2001, at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer. He was 83.

Watching races for governor
WASHINGTON New Jersey and Virginia are the only states with governors elections this year, and Republicans have cause to be nervous about both races.

Letters to the Editor
New development should not harm existing subdivisions quality of lifeTodays tragedy of the Commons exists in federally owned landGovernor broke his oath of office by not appealing Katie John ruling

Peninsula State Fair 2001 announces 4-H fair entries, prizes
Guide to ribbons

Community News
Seafair Safety Rodeo Set for HomerSeafair Safety Rodeo Set for Homer

Around the Peninsula
Soldotna Chamber lunch held todayRoad construction to begin on North RoadCouncil candidates to speak at Kenai chamberFirst aid and CPR class offeredCPGH representatives to speak at Nikiski chamberVolunteers neededLast low-cost spay clinic to be heldPancake breakfast plannedFree children's developmental screening offeredKSRM Radiothon plannedInvestment representatives announce local visitsConsumer-Directed Program training session offeredFood safety class offeredBoaters warned to take care in high water levels

Ask a Trooper
Question: In your columns, you list how many points go on your license for each violation. Can you explain how points work?

Peninsula People
New Kenai 4-H agent selectedMilitary academy graduates 1,000

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What's on the menu for local seniors

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Activities available for local seniors

Improved seat belt systems could help elderly drivers survive crash
WASHINGTON -- Seat belt systems that are easier on fragile shoulders and ribs. Roads signs with bigger letters. These are some ways car companies and highway planners can help older drivers avoid and survive accidents, says an insurance industry group.

Sampras shows he's back by topping Rafter
NEW YORK (AP) -- Pete Sampras rediscovered his greatness Monday, dominating a dangerous opponent with nearly flawless tennis punctuated by a brilliant sequence of shots on the final point.

Matarrese takes Kenai club title
Mark Matarrese loves golf. He spends his weekends working at the Kenai Golf Course, follows the PGA Tour and can speak authoritatively about what type of ball will play well around the green, and what type will play long off the tee.

Kenai netters make history
The Kenai Central high school volleyball team has finally found a hole in the Knights' armor.

Juneau runs away with Homer Invite
Juneau-Douglas dominated the Homer Invitational Friday, with the Crimson Bears taking the team and individual titles in both the boys and girls races.

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