Tuesday, September 5, 2000

Woman found dead in Anchorage shed
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The body of a woman was found early Saturday in a shed the city's Spenard neighborhood and police were investigating her death as a homicide.

Guidance program to help Copper River children
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Nearly $600,000 in federal money has been awarded to fund a guidance program to help children in the Copper River School District.

Good weather speeds summer construction season in Unalaska
UNALASKA (AP) -- Good summer weather as helped contractors make rapid progress on several big construction projects here.

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.

Oyster lovers tank up on tasty bivalve at state fair
PALMER, Alaska (AP) -- ''Yummy,'' says an older man as he sucks a raw oyster from its shell.

Radio-controlled eagle decoy used to chase waterfowl from airport
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The eagle has landed -- in pieces.

UAF athlete headed for Olympics stays focused on her goal
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Eight years ago Melissa Mulloy painted a set of five 10-inch-high rings, colored blue, black, red, yellow and green on her bedroom wall in Middleton, Mass.

Sixth Anchorage death raises questions of serial killer
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The weekend murder of an Anchorage woman brings to six the number of women killed in the past 15 months whose deaths remain unsolved.

Alaska salmon gets eco-label
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Alaska salmon is the first U.S. fishery to be certified by the Marine Stewardship Council as sustainable.

Subsistence hunt for Alaska Peninsula caribou reduced
DILLINGHAM (AP) -- Alaska Peninsula resident face a reduced caribou hunt this season, due to a continuing decline in the Northern Alaska Peninsula caribou herd.

Exit exam scores adjusted for standard measurement of error
JUNEAU (AP) -- Many students passed Alaska's new high school exit exam because the passing score was lowered to account for the unreliability of tests, state figures show.

Good weather speeds summer construction season in Unalaska
UNALASKA (AP) -- Good summer weather has helped contractors make rapid progress on several big construction projects here.

Caribou hunt to close
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The last of three fall hunts for the Fortymile caribou herd will close at midnight on Tuesday because hunters will have killed the combined harvest quota of 100 bulls.

Mysterious pounding puzzles ship's crew
UNALASKA (AP) -- A mysterious pounding noise inside a container van buried deep inside a cargo ship crossing the North Pacific may be from a desperate Chinese stowaway or stowaways.

Unocal fertilizer plant workers could lose some benefits with sale
KENAI (AP) -- Ken Cissell says one of the reasons he went to work at Unocal's Nikiski fertilizer plant 22 years ago was for the medical benefits the company offered to its retirees.

Two Nome area attractions nominated for National Register
NOME (AP) -- Solomon's Last Train to Nowhere and the Swanberg Dredge soon may be joining the National Register of Historic Places.

Fairbanks-based carrier adds Bethel-to-Anchorage route
BETHEL (AP) -- Fairbanks-based Frontier Flying Service has begun offering passenger service between Bethel and Anchorage.

Alaska to get $1 million rural training grant
JUNEAU (AP) -- The State of Alaska has secured a $1 million federal grant to provide on-the-job training for rural residents considering road construction and related transportation careers.

Remains of young tuberculosis victim missing
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Relatives of a young Fort Yukon girl who died from tuberculosis expected to get her remains from a makeshift Sitka mausoleum this summer.

Oil field electricians return after one-day safety walkout
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Veco Construction electricians have returned to work at the Northstar oil field construction site after a one-day walkout protesting what they called unsafe working conditions.

Judge clears Szymanski to run for state Senate
KENAI (AP) -- A judge has upheld Democrat Mike Szymanski's eligibility to run for the state Senate in District E.

Phillips lays keel for 3rd Millennium-class tanker
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Construction of the third and final state-of-the-art oil tanker for Phillips Alaska Inc. is under way, the company said Tuesday.

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
Mobile mammography unit to visitAfter school program returnsSchool board candidates to speakGrief support offeredUnited Way exec to speak to Kenai chamberFlyfishers asked to help with cleanupFlu vaccine to be available mid-November

Caribou hunt to close
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The last of three fall hunts for the Fortymile caribou herd will close at midnight on Tuesday because hunters will have killed the combined harvest quota of 100 bulls.

Photo feature: Hoppin' to it
Antony Socarras jumps along the pilings lining the parking lot at the beach at the end of Spruce Street in Kenai Saturday afternoon.

New station keeps prices down
Fred Meyer store director Terry Rahlfs said he plans to meet or beat the lowest fuel prices in town with the new gas station Fred Meyer opened Wednesday at its Soldotna store.

Unions celebrate Labor Day in Kenai
Sunshine on the final weekend of summer brought the union faithful out in force to celebrate Labor Day in Kenai on Monday.

September 2: Voice of The (Anchorage) Times on the proposed missile defense system:
Bill Clinton says wait. Frank Murkowski says let's at least get started. Bill Cohen says we'll keep testing.

September 4: Anchorage Daily News on government workers
Since 1894, Labor Day has been a national holiday in the United States, a time to honor working men and women with a day of rest and reflection.

August 31: Fairbanks Daily News-Miner about hunter courtesy:
The moose hunting season has opened around Alaska's Interior.

Man hopes to find acquaintances in time for International Sourdough Reunion
Call it sentimental. Call it a long shot. Call it both.

Peninsula People
Honor students named to dean's listSoldotna man attains degreeEducator works on master's degreeKenai graduate completes trainingDoctor awarded education creditsNikiski family welcomes new member

Patsy and Calvin Fertig Jr., Kelli Jo and Todd Roger Boonstra,Tonja and Clark Whitney Jr.John and Kim BrooksTessa C. Bunnell and Ricky R. Lindley Jr.Rachael and Thomas BassettiDaedra Kay Dorcas

Alaska SeaLife Center news
Center closuresNew fish in Harbor Bottom exhibit ASLC on cable channel 20 Press women to visit center

Community News
Basketball registration slatedKenai Kennel Club show results for JuneACEMS accepting nominations

Dokic strains Serena Williams in first-set tiebreaker before folding
NEW YORK -- Surrounded by 23,000 empty seats and buffeted by fierce winds, a no-nonsense Pete Sampras put an end to the U.S. Open fairy tale of South Korea's Hyung-Taik Lee.

Panthers take big strides behind Reily
Labeling Stryder Reilly as the strong, silent type is more or less accurate, but it barely begins to tell the Skyview High School senior's story.

Golden Bears rumble past Kardinals in football
Behind three touchdowns and 100 yards rushing from Tyler Blewett, Bartlett defeated Kenai 33-8 Saturday afternoon in nonconference football action at Anchorage Football Stadium.

Rams nip Denver as points pile up
ST. LOUIS -- Kurt Warner must have thought he was back in the Arena Football League.

Match play puts cap on Kenai Golf Association Championship
The Kenai Golf Association came to a close Sunday with the final rounds of the Kenai Golf Association Championship.

ACTA season closes
The 2000 Twin City Raceway season drew to a close Sunday with the Alaska Circle Track Association's final day of racing.

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