Saturday, September 9, 2000

UAF markswoman heading to Australia to compete in Olympics
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- With daughter Melissa having moved thousands of miles from home to attend college in Fairbanks in 1997, John and Susan Mulloy decided this summer might be a good time to repaint her room in their house in Middleton, Mass.

Skiff overturns, boaters missing near Yakutat
YAKUTAT (AP) -- Two fishermen are missing and presumed dead after their skiff was found overturned near Yakutat, Alaska State Troopers said Thursday.

FAA finds Alaska Airlines supervisor gave false record
SEATTLE (AP) -- The Federal Aviation Administration has found that an Alaska Airlines supervisor falsified an aircraft-maintenance record, but an attempt to take away his mechanic's license has been stayed because he filed an appeal, The Seattle Times reported.

Petersburg man dies in crash
PETERSBURG (AP) -- A Petersburg man died early Friday in a vehicle accident, authorities said.

Study: Lakes and rivers are freezing later, thawing earlier
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a study that adds weight to global warming theories, an analysis of freeze and thaw records for lakes and rivers in the northern hemisphere shows the Earth's temperature has risen steeply over the last 150 years.

Senate approves $7 million for new Kake dam
JUNEAU (AP) -- The U.S. Senate has approved $7 million dollars to replace the dam in the Southeast Alaska town of Kake.

Authorities come up empty in search for possible stowaways
UNALASKA, Alaska (AP) -- Coast Guard and immigration officials ended their search Thursday after efforts to find the source of a mysterious tapping sound aboard a ship diverted to this mid-Aleutians port came up empty.

Authorities suspend search for missing boaters
YAKUTAT (AP) -- Authorities called off the search Friday for two fishermen presumed dead after their skiff was found capsized near Yakutat, but friends and relatives held out hope for their survival.

Anadarko expands holdings
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Houston-based Anadarko Petroleum Corp. has expanded its Arctic holdings, buying a 37.5 percent interest from Alberta Energy Co. in two exploration areas in Canada's MacKenzie River Delta.

Juneau police kill third bear of summer
JUNEAU (AP) -- Juneau Police have killed their third nuisance bear of the summer.

Carlson proposes end to commercial fishing for salmon
SPOKANE (AP) -- Commercial net fishing for salmon should be shut down as a way to restore endangered runs without removing dams, Republican candidate for governor John Carlson says.

Knowles, Yukon Premier renew accord
JUNEAU (AP) -- Gov. Tony Knowles and Pat Duncan, Premier of the Yukon Territory, renewed an agreement Friday calling for the neighboring governments to work together on areas of mutual concern such as natural resources development and fish and wildlife management.

Former North Pole mayor Carleta Lewis dies
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Carleta Lewis, a former North Pole mayor and city council member, has died at age 65.

Pentagon's missile defense chief says technical know-how is at hand
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In his first public comments since President Clinton's decision last week to put off construction of a national missile defense, the Pentagon's missile defense chief told a House panel on Friday there is ''no technical reason'' that an effective defense against missiles could not be built.

State flags lowered when former legislator Milo Fritz dies
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Gov. Tony Knowles on Thursday ordered state flags lowered in memory of Milo H. Fritz, a doctor and former state legislator who died last week at age 91.

U.S. House democratic nominee hoping to embark on campaign tour
KETCHIKAN (AP) -- Democratic candidate Clifford Mark Greene's war chest is empty and he's received little help from his party, but he plans to go out on the campaign trail.

Senate unanimously approves bill to boost pipeline safety
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate has unanimously passed a bill to improve pipeline safety by increasing fines, boosting state oversight and requiring pipeline operators to disclose more information about the pipes.

Seized fishing vessel forfeited to the United States
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A South-Korean owned fishing vessel seized in May south of Adak has been forfeited to the United States, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Anchorage said Friday.

AFN to hold another forum in Washington
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The Alaska Federation of Natives plans to hold a forum and reception in Washington, D.C., later this month to again rally support for new federal funding and legislation to protect Native interests and lifestyles.

Chinese delegation to look at buying Alaska natural gas
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A delegation from China plans to visit Alaska and discuss the possible purchase of North Slope liquefied natural gas, Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor Hank Hove says.

Two Yakutat residents sentenced for wildlife violations
JUNEAU (AP) -- Two Yakutat residents were sentenced for wildlife violations after taking undercover investigators hunting on federal land, the U.S. Attorney's Office said Thursday.

Dead whale identified as belonging to dwindling pod
CORDOVA (AP) -- A killer whale that beached itself and died in Hartney Bay has been identified as belonging to a pod that has dwindled in size since the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

Around the Peninsula
Water shut-off advisoryTotem Tracers to hold help sessionRiver cleanup slatedLocal church restoration to be discussedWRCC Radiothon plannedParents invited to workshop on homework

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.

Upper Kenai yielding trophy trout, Dollies
The late run of silver salmon is beginning to trickle into the Kenai River and is expected to peak during the next week. But some of the best fishing on the river has been above Skilak Lake, where anglers are catching the rainbow trout and Dolly Varden of their dreams.

Chicago native wins Homer halibut derby
David Chapparo of Chicago is the winner of the 2000 Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby and the derby's largest purse ever. Although derby officials have not counted all tickets, they say Chapparo's winner's purse will exceed $31,000. He bagged his winning fish -- a 337-pounder -- July 9 aboard Inlet Charters' Fringe Benefit, skippered by David Flower.

In The Cell, Jennifer Lopez plays a child psychologist who gets inside the head of a killer. Literally.

When are the writers of these throw-away action/suspense thrillers going to learn that if you only give the audience one option as to who the bad guy really is, it's really not much of a surprise at all when he turns out to be the one you suspected all along? This is one of many problems facing moviegoers in Wesley Snipes' latest, The Art of War.

Nascar 2000 schedule

Night racing offers new of challenges
RICHMOND, Va. -- On some levels, night racing seems ideal for NASCAR's Winston Cup series. The bright colored cars are easier to pick out under the lights, and the temperatures are more endurance friendly.

Nascar 2000 money leaders

Safety becomes hot issue for NASCAR
Bobby Labonte's family celebrated his victory following last Sunday's Southern 500 in Victory Lane, knowing they could have just as easily been planning for his funeral.

points standings
Winston Cup Point Standings

Series feels domino effect of personnel shakeups
The first tremors, in what seems to be a never-ending quake of personnel shakeups on the NASCAR Winston Cup Series, came March 10.

Saturday's race
Chevrolet Monte Carlo 400

New director takes reins at WRCC
The new executive director of the Kenai-Soldotna Women's Resource and Crisis Center brings two decades of experience and a wealth of expertise on issues dealing with battered women and children. But for Evelina Giobbe, coming to Alaska was about change and finding a sense of community. And she said she's found both in the area.

Kasilof farmer joins Ag board
Farmers of the Kenai Peninsula now have an ally in high places.

Damages sought from school bus company, borough over 1997 accident
HOMER -- A civil trial arising from a tragic accident in January 1997 in which a 7-year-old girl was struck by a vehicle early in the morning while crossing East End Road to a bus stop began Thursday in Homer District Court.

Gebhardt featured at mushing workshop
The Iditarod Trail has led musher Paul Gebhardt from Anchorage to Nome five times. Now it is taking him to Missoula, Mont.

Gas leak empties part of fertilizer plant
A methane gas leak recently forced the temporary shutdown of Ammonia Plant No. 1 at Unocal's Alaska Nitrogen Products fertilizer plant in Nikiski, officials said Thursday.

Running out of summer
Winds churn the waves as a runner covers ground on the beach in Kenai Thursday afternoon.

Richard R. Hostetter Sr.
Longtime Ninilchik resident Richard R. Hostetter Sr. died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. He was 76.

Milo H. Fritz, M.D.
Dr. Milo H. Fritz died at his home in Anchor Point on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000, after a brief illness. He was 91.

Raye Cheryl Espinoza
Kenai resident Raye Cheryl Espinoza died Monday, Sept. 4, 2000, at her home. She was 51.

Many types of berries still in season
The sweet, cool gush of fresh berry juice is always a delight when hiking, hunting or berry picking. Many types of fruit are abundant in places all over the Kenai Peninsula, but few are still in season.

Tips on berry picking, preparation
The Alaska Cooperative Extension Service of the University of Alaska Fairbanks offers some tips on berry picking and preparation from the book "Collecting and Using Alaska's Wild Berries and Other Wild Products," available at the extension office.

Wildlife refuge hosts cabin-raising party
The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge offers the public a rare chance Saturday to get in touch with Alaska's sourdough heritage.

Change of seasons brings another kind of harvest
Pies and jams, jellies and cobblers, pink and purple and blue. Berries are the first fall colors on the Kenai Peninsula, and they grow in abundance near Fuller Lake.

Religion Briefs
Methodist garage sale slatedAdult Bible classes scheduledSolFirst welcomes back missions teamSunday school classes beginAglow meeting slatedBible study plannedGuest services plannedMusic group, evangelist to visit

Spiritualist community offers path to 'inner peace'
LILY DALE, N.Y. -- Maybe it's the drive, past farms and along the wooded shores of a quiet lake. Or maybe it's passing through a gate into a cozy community of 19th century gingerbread-like houses and streets not widened since their horse and buggy beginnings.

Nuns, friars invest with a purpose
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- When the Rev. Michael Crosby attends the annual meeting of Philip Morris shareholders, he recalls the image of John the Baptist, his voice crying out in the wilderness.

Wheaton College rated the nation's most devout campus
NEW YORK (AP) -- In the opinion of 59,000 students who rated campus life at their own schoo

Four Episcopal priests quit to join conservative group
DENVER (AP) -- Four priests have quit their Colorado parishes since July 15 to start new congregations under a conservative mission that views the Episcopal Church as too liberal, in particular on homosexuality.

Americans call for reopening of Orthodox seminary in Turkey
ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) -- Visiting Greek-Americans called for the reopening of the Theological School of Halki as they gathered in the empty halls of the Eastern Orthodox island campus, shut by Turkish authorities 29 years ago.

Faith-based schools grow as students seek academics and spirit
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- The 17-year-old standing under the ''Welcome New Students'' sign in a stiff Oral Roberts University ball cap is a college freshman far from home.

Wisconsin's first Hindu temple opens
PEWAUKEE, Wis. (AP) -- After four years and $4.5 million dollars, Wisconsin's Hindus finally have their first temple, just off Interstate 94, less than an hour's drive from Milwaukee and half a world from India where 90 percent of the world's Hindus live.

Leaders of two U.S. black Muslim groups still preach unity
CHICAGO (AP) -- The heads of the Nation of Islam and the Muslim American Society are repeating calls for unity between their formerly hostile organizations.

Walking on fire Chaplain tends to souls of Army firefighters
NINEMILE, Mont. -- In the name of God, Steve Moser walks burning ground along the eastern flank of the Ninemile fire.

West Virginia radio station responds to football prayer ban
WAYNE, W.Va. (AP) -- Responding to the U.S. Supreme Court's ban on officially organized prayers at football games, a radio station announced plans to broadcast on-air prayers so the local high school's public address system won't be used.

China says it suppressed an illegal cult, not an underground church
BEIJING (AP) -- China says 105 people arrested in what human rights campaigners consider a crackdown on an underground Christian church were really members of an illegal cult.

It's time for the Ravens to prove their point
In Jacksonville's five years in the NFL, the Jaguars have never lost to the team that is now the Baltimore Ravens. They're 8-0 against the Ravens and were 2-0 against the old Browns, who left Cleveland for Baltimore after the 1995 season.

Tiger gets stuck in woods at Canadian Open
OAKVILLE, Ontario -- Kevin Sutherland and Tiger Woods were not sure whether to come to the Canadian Open. Only one of them was glad he did Thursday.

Martin doesn't make it look easy
NEW YORK -- Nothing comes easy for Todd Martin.

Gridiron logjam about to burst
With three games to go in the high school football season, something has to give.

Aspenites propose take-a-bear-to-lunch program
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) -- Facing a nightly barrage of hungry bears banging to get into garbage bins and clamoring to climb into condo kitchens, some residents of this resort town want to start an emergency feeding program.

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