Wednesday, September 6, 2000

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.

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

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.

Highway damaged by mine
ESTER (AP) -- A 500-foot stretch of the Parks Highway near Fairbanks is showing deep cracks as the ground beneath it slumps toward a nearby abandoned gold mine.

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.

Fairbanks attorney suspended for Bar Association violations
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Attorney Warren A. Taylor II has been suspended by the Alaska Supreme Court for violations of the Alaska Bar Association's rules of professional conduct.

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

Pounding from deep within ship puzzles crew
UNALASKA (AP) -- A California-bound cargo ship plans an emergency stop at this mid-Aleutian port because crew members heard a pounding noise coming from a deeply buried container, raising fears that it might contain 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.

Judge refuses bail reduction for former hunting guide
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A hunting guide who eluded Alaska State Troopers for more than six months will not have his bail reduced.

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.

State delivers donated chum salmon to Nome subsistence users
NOME (AP) -- The Alaska National Guard has delivered 15,000 pounds of chum salmon to this historic Gold Rush community to help people impacted by the collapse of salmon returns.

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.

Haines seeks role in gas pipeline
HAINES (AP) -- The mayor of Haines wants a a branch of a proposed natural gas pipeline to stretch to his Lynn Canal community, making it an export site for sending gas to other Southeast Alaska towns and overseas.

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.

Southeast Alaska land rising as glaciers recede
SITKA (AP) --Southeast Alaska is growing, and scientists are puzzling out why and how fast the land at the northern end of the panhandle is emerging from the water.

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.

Valdez man gets two years for stealing from accident victim
VALDEZ (AP) -- A Valdez man accused of stealing between $500 and $600 from a man who was either dead or dying was sentenced to two years in prison.

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.

State proposes bear-hunting restrictions in Southeast
JUNEAU (AP) -- The Department of Fish and Game wants to shorten some bear hunting seasons in Southeast Alaska, especially for nonresidents, but it would allow more hunting of elk, moose, beaver and wolves in selected areas if the Board of Game agrees.

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.

Southeast coho fishing below par
PETERSBURG (AP) -- After years of good silver fishing in Southeast Alaska, gillnetters and trollers have had to venture into outside waters to find coho this summer.

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.

Disarmament group to unleash anti-missile defense ad campaign
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Television ads critical of a proposed missile defense project shelved by President Clinton will start appearing on cable political shows Wednesday in congressional districts where pro-missile defense candidates face the stiffest competition.

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.

Judge clears Szymanski to run for state Senate
JUNEAU (AP) -- A judge rejected a Republican challenge Tuesday to Democrat Mike Szymanski's eligibility to challenge incumbent GOP Sen. Jerry Ward for the District E seat that stretches from south Anchorage down the Kenai Peninsula.

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.

Vessel seized for illegal fishing had Alaska salmon in its hold
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A vessel seized in May for illegal fishing had Alaska salmon in its hold, federal officials said.

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.

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.

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.

Kodiak hires new city manager
KODIAK (AP) -- A Kodiak Island Borough official has been selected to be the city of Kodiak's new city manager.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Around the Peninsula
Mobile mammography unit to visitKenai chamber to feature United Way directorSmalley to speak at North Peninsula chamberSPCA clinic in town for last time this yearUnited Methodist choir meets weeklyPCI offers computer classesCultural center will celebrate photographers

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

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Ideas outlined at forum
Candidates for the Kenai Peninsula Borough's school board met Tuesday for their first forum, a cordial affair hosted by the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce.

Szymanski cleared for Senate run
Kenai Superior Court Judge Jonathan Link has ruled Democrat Mike Szymanski is qualified to run for the Senate District E seat now held by Sen. Jerry Ward, R-Anchorage.

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.

State proposes bear-hunting restrictions in Southeast
JUNEAU (AP) -- The Department of Fish and Game wants to shorten some bear hunting seasons in Southeast Alaska, especially for nonresidents, but it would allow more hunting of elk, moose, beaver and wolves in selected areas if the Board of Game agrees.

World-class corporate getaway proposed for Kenai Peninsula
A Colorado developer is considering 48 acres near the Anchor River and 80 acres by the Kenai River as possible sites for a $7 million corporate getaway.

Photo feature: It's in the air
A seasonably-yellow leaf from a devil's club bush stands in contrast against a recent blue sky.

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.

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.

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.

Births
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

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

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

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The grass is always greener ...
Soldotna High School, or SoHi, may be No. 1 in the hearts of its students, but that opinion might not be shared by the students of nearby Skyview High School.

Around the District
State seeks comments on exit exam scoresSchool board meets MondayStudents invited to enter poster contestBookworms invited to reading contest

Technology plan leads students into new era
Skyview Principal John Pothast pointed with pride to the computer stations rimming his school's library.

Glavine out-duels fading Johnson
ATLANTA -- Tom Glavine of the Braves became the NL's first 19-game winner and Arizona's Randy Johnson surrendered three homers to extend his second-half slide as Atlanta defeated the Diamondbacks 5-2 Tuesday night.

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.

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.

Bulldogs fall behind Stars early, permanently in deciding game
After getting a late start on the high school volleyball season, the Soldotna Stars must have wanted to get the most out of their match Tuesday at Nikiski.

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

Venus' streak intact -- barely
NEW YORK -- Venus Williams hit bottom, so to speak, when she double-faulted three times in one game, whiffed at an overhead, stomped to her chair, missed the seat and plopped to the court.

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.

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.

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