Saturday, September 7, 2002

Chugach gets contract for Kwajalein Atol missile work
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Chugach Alaska Corp., the regional Native corporation for the Prince William Sound area, has tentatively been selected to provide support services for the missile defense testing site on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands.

Three Kodiak residents indicted in meth bust
KODIAK (AP) -- Three Kodiak residents have been indicted in connection with a methamphetamine drug bust last week.

Light quake shakes Southeast
PALMER (AP) -- A light earthquake was recorded in Southeast Alaska early Thursday.

Former Ketchikan lobbyist sentenced for stealing
KETCHIKAN (AP) -- Geoffrey Bullock has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $200,000 in restitution for stealing that amount from two Russian men in 1997.

Republicans claim Ulmer underpaid for use of boat
JUNEAU (AP) -- Democrat gubernatorial candidate Fran Ulmer improperly received a $13,200 discount from a charter boat company for a May fund-raiser held in Whittier, the state's Republican Party leader said.

Phillips miffed at GOP over complaint
JUNEAU (AP) -- Brad Phillips says he was ambushed by the Republican Party.

Democrats pick new candidate for Anchorage Senate seat
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Democratic Party has chosen a new candidate for an Anchorage-area state Senate seat after the previous candidate withdrew, the party said Wednesday.

Geese flock to Fairbanks refuge
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- In a sure sign that winter is coming, Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge is filled with thousands of Canada geese.

Chinese visitors to Juneau take interest in hatchery
JUNEAU (AP) -- Many Juneau tourists take home a fish or two, but the delegation from Mishan, China, has its eye on a hatchery.

Anchorage pedestrian dies after being hit by car
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A 64-year-old man died Thursday after he was hit by a car while trying to cross a six-lane street during rush hour, Anchorage police reported.

Anchorage Police identify body found Sunday
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Anchorage police have identified the body of a man found Sunday on the mud flats of Cook Inlet.

Convicted sex abuser hurt in jail fight
JUNEAU (AP) -- A Sitka man convicted of molesting three young girls in a sex camp on a remote island suffered injuries last weekend during a prison fight, according to officials at Lemon Creek Correctional Center.

Anchorage doctor's license suspended
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Alaska State Medical Board has suspended the license of an Anchorage doctor after a state review said ''irresponsible and erratic'' practices led to the death of two patients.

Anchorage goose controls apparently succeeding
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Efforts to reduce the number of Canada geese in Anchorage have succeeded, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

Judge rejects lawsuit challenging school bus contract
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- An Anchorage Superior Court judge has rejected a lawsuit challenging the award of the Anchorage School District's bus contract.

State DOT truck collides with black bear
SUMMIT LAKE (AP) -- A state truck collided with black bear near Summit Lake on the Seward Highway.

Natives get grant to go to international whaling meeting
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A federal grant will allow three members of the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission to travel to England to discuss subsistence quotas for bowhead whales.

Troopers investigate vandalism to DOT trucks
McCarthy (AP) -- Alaska State Troopers are investigating a report of vandalism done to trucks owned by the state Department of Transportation working on the McCarthy Road.

Hooper Bay has state's highest cost of living
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The University of Alaska Fairbanks says it costs more to live in Hooper Bay than in any other community in Alaska.

Man charged with killing bear sow in den with cubs
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A man from Clear Air Force Station has been charged with crawling into the den of a black bear sow and cubs last winter and fatally shooting the sow with a handgun.

Central Peninsula General raises rates
KENAI (AP) -- Central Peninsula General Hospital is increasing its rates by an average of 6 percent, the hospital has announced.

Tuntutuliak residents block poaching investigation
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Three Western Alaska hunters have been charged with illegal moose hunting in a case that has heightened tensions in a region already anxious over the sensitive issues of tribal sovereignty, subsistence rights and moose management.

Anchorage to host meeting with Russian governors
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Anchorage will host a three-day meeting of Russian and American officials later this month to talk about trade between West Coast states and the Russian Far East.

Chignik fishing cooperative wraps up its first season
ANCHORAGE -- More than 50 commercial salmon fishermen made $20,000 each this summer in a remote Western Alaska salmon fishery without ever getting their nets wet.

Democrats charge GOP lawmakers violated ethics law
JUNEAU (AP) -- Alaska Democratic Party officials on Thursday accused GOP lawmakers of violating state ethics laws barring politicking on the state's expense.

Lodge owners along Denali Highway seek help
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Lodge owners along the Denali Highway are looking to legislators for help.

Knowles asks feds to review Chilean salmon dumping
JUNEAU (AP) -- Gov. Tony Knowles is asking the International Trade Administration to widen a review of Chilean farm-raised salmon exports, which he said is responsible for depressing prices paid to Alaska fishermen.

Anderson, Angels thump Devil Rays
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Garret Anderson homered twice and tied a career high with seven RBIs as the Anaheim Angels beat the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 10-1 Thursday night for their seventh straight victory.

Astros break out in 11th inning for win
SAN DIEGO -- Jeff Bagwell broke a scoreless tie with an RBI single in the 11th and Brian Hunter capped Houston's five-run inning with a bases-loaded triple to beat the San Diego Padres 5-0 Thursday.

Borough mayoral candidates agree on much
Candidates for Kenai Peninsula Borough mayor squared off Wednesday before a standing-room only Kenai Chamber of Commerce luncheon crowd and pitched their respective visions for the future of the borough.

When searching for game, let your eyes do the walking
FAIRBANKS -- The best way to find moose, or any big game in Alaska, isn't to cover a lot of country with your feet, four-wheeler or boat. You're better off letting your eyes do the walking.

Juicy rivalries fill weekend gridiron slate
Like many an area football enthusiast, Kenai Central coach Jim Beeson is going to have a problem tonight.

Conference to focus on Sept. 11
The Center for Mediation and Community Dialogue in cooperation with the Alaska Dispute Settlement Association will host an "Open Space Conference" this weekend.

CIA student hit by car, escapes serious injury
A 13-year-old girl survived being hit by a car on Kalifornsky Beach Road in Soldotna Wednesday afternoon, despite being thrown completely over the car.

'Fill the Boot' raises $15,500 for MDA
The turnout was just what Central Emergency Services had hoped it would be.

Airport survey doesn't fly -- yet
An air travel marketing survey proposed by the Kenai Airport Commission has Era Aviation crying foul and accusing the city of sticking its nose into private sector issues where it does not belong.

Not too hot, not too cold, but Kenai Peninsula's tourism season still not just right
Despite fears that Alaska would see a drop in visitors following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, this year's Kenai Peninsula tourism season was relatively strong.

Blair puts convictions above party in backing U.S. president's plan
To many Labor supporters, by no means only those on the far Left, Mr. Blair's willingness to support a Right-wing American regime in what they see as an aggressive war is almost unforgivable. Labor's opposition to another Iraqi campaign is rooted in some of the most basic instincts that actuate that party's followers: suspicion of the United States in general and of Republicans in particular; support for the underdog; anti-colonialism; concern for Third World civilians; and, not least, a basic dislike of all wars.

Ohio Supreme Court strikes down county's smoking ban
The Ohio Supreme Court is once again on the wrong side of history with its ridiculous decision striking down Lucas County's ban on smoking in public places.

Bush should seek support for war among Americans
War is too important to become the political guessing game it has become under the current administration.

Letters to the Editor
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Awareness Day set for MondayHook-and-release fishing denies access to anglers fishing for foodMany deserve credit for standing up for rights of former Austin workersParents need to know who their kids are with, what they are doingEach school within district qualifies as being 'flagship'Pipeline regulators should heed call for citizen oversight

Outdoor Briefs
Kenai River Cleanup slated for SaturdayDivision of Forestry urges caution with campfiresMountain bike plan available for comment

Before digging in, be sure that mushroom is edible
A certain mystique surrounds mushrooms. Often adding bright colors to the drab forest floor, some species are sought for their pictured beauty while many are craved for their flavorous attributes by culinary masters around the world.

Climber returns home after failed summit attempt on K2
SEATTLE -- Had it been up to Christine Boskoff, she would have made one more push for the summit of K2 before giving up on the world's second-tallest mountain.

'Foot-powered' adaptive management on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge
For the last few years, a subtle change has been occurring in the amount of people who are using the "horse trails" associated with the Benchlands above Tustumena Lake on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge.

Around the Peninsula
Spay-neuter clinic to extend scheduleRadiothon fund-raiser to be heldPFLAG to hold meetingAmerican Legion to hold Sept. 11 ceremonyRemembrance church service to be heldCommunity Service to be hostedMemorial blood drive to be held

Man who accused Cardinal Mahony of abuse charged with extortion
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) -- A man who accused Cardinal Roger Mahony of molesting him two decades ago has been charged with extortion, filing a false police report and other crimes, authorities said.

Religion Briefs
Native outreach fellowship to meetSoldotna plans Sept. 11 memorial serviceSept. 11 memorial service slatedSterling church plans Sept. 11 remembranceLocal mothers take part in prayer rallyJames Grier to speak at Bible conferenceClothing ministry to close for two weeksUnitarian-Universalist Fellowship resumes meetingsBible study groups plannedWriters sought for faith anthology

Bishops restructure sex abuse committee
The nation's Roman Catholic bishops said Thursday they have restructured their committee that drafts policies on how dioceses should discipline priests who molest children.

Houston begins against Dallas in battle of Texas
Hopes were high in Houston after the expansion draft last spring. Hopes were higher in Dallas when the Cowboys signed veteran defenders La'Roi Glover, Bryant Westbrook and Kevin Hardy.

Sports Briefs
Homer netters bag BearsBaseball owners ratify labor deal

49ers elude Giants' grasp
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. w-- What seemed like a dud of a season-opening party for the NFL actually turned into a thriller.

Too bad nobody thought of it sooner
Ten years ago, explaining the difference between USA basketball and the rest of the world was simple.

Youth outserved: Sampras hammers Roddick
NEW YORK -- As Pete Sampras pumped his fist to celebrate a volley winner that closed the second set, Andy Roddick flashed an admiring thumbs up and then bowed, acknowledging that his idol still has what it takes.

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