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Wednesday, September 12, 2001

Semi crushes car on Dalton Highway; Car driver injured
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The driver of a car was rescued Monday after the car was pinned under a semi-trailer on the Dalton Highway.

Experimental airplane crashes, pilot injured
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- An experimental plane crashed Sunday night, injuring the pilot, Anchorage police said.

Wind generating tests planned for island near Anchorage
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Two Anchorage companies are considering the idea of generating wind power on Fire Island, a chunk of land in Cook Inlet just west of Anchorage airport.

Federal officials trying to accomodate Bush Alaska's aviation needs
JUNEAU (AP) -- The Federal Aviation Administration is trying to make provisions for some flights into Alaska's Bush country despite a national ban on civilian air travel, an official said.

Fairbanks greenhouse raises another giant pumpkin
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Alert Linus Van Pelt: There's a great pumpkin in town.

Coast Guard reopens Port of Valdez under tight security after 13-hour closure
JUNEAU (AP) -- Oil shipments resumed at the Port of Valdez on Wednesday under the watch of a Coast Guard cutter and fighter jets offering air cover above the port, officials said.

Knowles panel goes to work drafting subsistence measure
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- An 11-member subsistence panel appointed by Gov. Tony Knowles was set to go to work Tuesday morning crafting language for a proposed subsistence amendment to the state constitution.

State's delegation favors retaliation
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Alaska's congressional delegation talked of retribution after the terrorist disaster on the East Coast. But the state's senior senator said national leaders need to help American young people understand the tragedy that has occurred.

Coast Guard rescues crew of Seattle fishing boat
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Coast Guard rescued five fishermen from a Seattle-based trawler after the vessel broke down in rough seas near Cape Spencer in Southeast Alaska.

Terrorist attack gives rise to more missile defense debate
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The terrorist attack on America was used Wednesday to support arguments for and against President Bush's prized missile defense plan.

Troopers kill man who opened fire on them
WASILLA (AP) -- A Wasilla man died Sunday night from a trooper's bullet after a gun battle with four officers, the Alaska State Troopers report.

Coghill grandson missing after boat overturns
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Former Lt. Gov. Jack Coghill's grandson was missing Tuesday after a boat swamped on the Tanana River near the mouth of the Tolovana River, Alaska State Troopers said.

Knowles to seek tax breaks for proposed natural gas pipeline
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Gov. Tony Knowles is headed to the nation's capital next week to propose tax breaks to aid in building a natural gas pipeline from Alaska's North Slope to the Lower 48.

Alaska military bases placed on high alert following terrorist attacks
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Military bases in Alaska were placed on high alert Tuesday and the FBI was coordinating with other federal agencies following a series of terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C.

Knowles: State government continues to function after national disaster
JUNEAU (AP) -- Aviation restrictions that grounded planes in Alaska -- a state that depends heavily on air transportation in its most remote villages -- are expected to be lifted Wednesday, Gov. Tony Knowles said.

FDA approves combination treatment for advanced breast cancer
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration approved Monday the combination of two existing drugs for use in women whose advanced breast cancer has not responded to standard medication.

Medical professionals gather to come up with ways to curb cardiovascular disease in South
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Health care professionals from across the Southeast have gathered here to try to figure out how to foster healthier hearts in a region fond of barbecue, fried fish and sitting on the porch.

Mariners net Cats
The Homer High School volleyball team came out on the winning side of a Region III/4A volleyball match Tuesday, defeating the visiting Skyview Panthers in five games.

Penhale's life a menagerie of activity
Remember that old stereotype of high school where the nerds sit in one corner, the artsy-fartsy types sit in another, and the jocks earn the glory out on the football field?

World Trade Center collapses in terrorist attack; Washington hit by coordinated attacks
NEW YORK (AP) -- In a horrific sequence of destruction, terrorists crashed two planes into the World Trade Center and the twin 110-story towers collapsed Tuesday morning. Explosions also rocked the Pentagon and the State Department and spread fear across the nation.

Knowles: State government continues to function after national disaster
JUNEAU (AP) -- At least three state office buildings in Anchorage were emptied after an approaching Korean Air Lines flight transmitted an emergency signal, but by and large, state government continued to function.

Security tightened on Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The company that operates the Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline said security was heightened Tuesday in the wake of coordinated terrorist attacks on the East Coast, but was tight-lipped about how it was protecting the 800-mile line.

Donors fill blood bank
Reaction to a national tragedy has sent Kenai Peninsula people flocking to donate blood.

High alert, evacuations, closures nationwide after attacks at Pentagon and World Trade Center
NEW YORK (AP) -- Authorities went on alert from coast to coast Tuesday, halting all air traffic, evacuating high-profile buildings and tightening security at strategic facilities following the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

Churches respond to tragedy with evening prayer vigil services
People across the Kenai Peninsula joined the rest of the nation in mourning the dead and injured in Tuesday's terrorist attacks. Churches in the central peninsula were open for special vigils Tuesday night, and several more will be open today.

Visitors grounded by closure
Carsten Christ had just finished packing for the drive from Kenai to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport when federal officials grounded civil aviation nationwide.

Bush: 'We will pass this test'
NEW YORK -- In the most devastating terrorist onslaught ever waged against the United States, knife-wielding hijack

Air Force jets intercept Korean Airlines jet near Anchorage
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Police ordered the evacuation of several major buildings in the city's downtown Tuesday after air traffic conrollers lost contact with a Korean Air Lines jet headed for the city.

Alaska increases security, also shows its hospitality
ANCHORAGE -- As the shock of East Coast terrorism sunk in Tuesday, Alaskans responded with increased security measures and accommodations for people whose lives had been affected by the blast.

Growth encourages club's board to pursue expansion
The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Kenai Peninsula will face a change Oct. 1, when Suzanne Little vacates the position of executive director.

Rescue effort begins
NEW YORK -- As night fell, the city moved past the nightmarish scenes of people on fire jumping from buildings and braced itself for more pain: picking through the rubble for the dead and the injured.

Boat launch selection tabled
Land along the Kenai River got a lot of discussion from the Kenai City Council at last week's meeting.

World watches in horror as terror unfolds in New York, D.C.
LONDON -- Governments around the world offered condolences to an America that looked more vulnerable than ever after Tuesday's terror attacks, but thousands of Palestinians celebrated in the West Bank and in Lebanese refugee camps.

'I just saw the top of Trade Two come down.'
NEW YORK (AP)-- It was the scene of a nightmare: people on fire jumping in terror from the Trade Towers just before the buildings collapsed.

State, borough agencies ready for emergencies
Shock waves from Tuesday's terrorist attack on the United States were felt by Kenai Peninsula legislators and their staff, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management and at the area American Red Cross office.

Businesses concerned about security issues
When four jet airliners, apparently under the control of suicidal terrorists, slammed into both towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and into a field near Pittsburgh, Pa., the lives and routines of all Americans were affected to some extent.

Alaskans respond to attacks with increased security, donations
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- As the shock of East Coast terrorism sunk in Tuesday, Alaskans responded with increased security measures and accommodations for people whose lives had been affected by the blast.

Photo feature: Discovery
Blowing fireweed seeds betray a spider's secret web strung between stalks of the plant alongside Beaver Loop.

Economists say attacks could push teetering U.S. economy into recession
WASHINGTON -- The terror attacks in the nation's business and government capitals may push the teetering economy into recession, analysts suggested. The Federal Reserve said it stood ready to pump extra money into the economy if needed to try to avert such a development

Airport tower was tipped off about World Trade attack
Atlanta, Georgia - Air traffic controllers at JFK National Airport in New York City intercepted communications this morning that indicated the two planes that later crashed into the World Trade Center were in the control of terrorists, according to IA sources with ties to U.S. intelligence. This is unconfirmed.

Photo feature: Half mast
Fred Korpinen lowers the Prisoner of War flag to half mast Tuesday morning after lowering the national and state flags in front of the American Legion Post 20 building in Kenai.

Military heightens security around Alaska
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Military bases in Alaska, as all others across the nation, switched to high-security mode Tuesday in response to terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C.

Quotable
''We will make no distinction between the terrorists who committed these acts and those who harbor them.''

State reacts with sadness, anger and determination against terrorist attacks
Comments from around Alaska on Tuesday's terrorism attacks:

Alaskans shaken by terrorist attack
Alaskans were shaken by the terrorist attacks that occurred some 4,000 miles away, turning to television for details and churches for comfort.

Security tightened on trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The company that operates the trans-Alaska oil pipeline said security was heightened Tuesday in the wake of coordinated terrorist attacks on the East Coast, but was tight-lipped about how it was protecting the 800-mile line.

Radar aids Swanson River speed enforcement
Moose hunters, beware.

Boys and Girls Club director steps down
After six years serving as the executive director of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Kenai Penin

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peninsulaclarion.com - Letters to the Editor 09/11/01

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peninsulaclarion.com - Alaska military bases placed on high alert following terrorist attacks 09/11/01

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peninsulaclarion.com - Semi crushes car on Dalton Highway; Car driver injured 09/11/01

peninsulaclarion.com - Fairbanks greenhouse raises another giant pumpkin 09/11/01

peninsulaclarion.com - Knowles panel goes to work drafting subsistence measure 09/11/01

peninsulaclarion.com - Wind generating tests planned for island near Anchorage 09/11/01

peninsulaclarion.com - Airport tower was tipped off about World Trade attack 09/11/01

John J. Springer
Kasilof resident John J. Springer died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2001, at Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage after a short battle with cancer. He was 78.

George Peter Zimmerman
George Peter Zimmerman of Seward died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2001, at home after a long battle with cancer. He was 67.

Solvieg 'Sandy' Olson
Homer resident Solvieg "Sandy" Olson died at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2001. She was 83.

GOP wants action on economy
WASHINGTON -- His tax cut cleared by Congress and the economy in recession two decades ago, President Reagan memorably urged the nation to ''stay the course.'' Republicans paid a steep price in midterm elections, making it a course that House Speaker Dennis Hastert and Senate GOP leader Trent Lott would surely like to skip in 2002.

Terrorist attacks put country on edge, prompt questions about security
WASHINGTON -- Any notion of America being invincible died in the monstrous rubble.

There's no argument on this point: ANWR will be good for Alaska
Exactly how many jobs would be created by opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling? It depends on whom you ask.

Tough words not enough to stand against terrorists
The United States of America has been attacked in an act of war that reminds us of the secret and unprovoked attack on Pearl Harbor 60 years ago. Except this time, the attack was not by a nation-state.

Freedom was attacked, but freedom will prevail
It was hard to reconcile the horrific television images and news reports from New York, Washington, D. C., and Pennsylvania with the peacefulness of our lives Tuesday on the Kenai Peninsula.

Letters to the Editor
Now is time for nation to unite, rise above terrorist attacks

Letters to the Editor
Les Palmer misleads public with comments in Sept. 7 columnOpposing prison one thing, misinforming public anotherCornell Companies Govenor's dismissal of Katie John suit betrayal of Alaskans' trustSomething is wrong, but trouble not with out-of-state fishing visitorsElection offers opportunity to change Homer for the better

Around the Peninsula
KDLL board meeting todayTri-CARE session slated for tonightCouncil meeting slated to discuss prison impactsHistorical society meeting announcedAllergy Network meeting slatedHealthy Communities meeting set for ThursdayBlindness workshop scheduledHarvest Art Show continues

Pet of the week
The Kenai Animal Shelter is featuring a female tabby cat for $74.60 vaccines and spay surgery included. For more information, visit the shelter on Willow street or call 283-7353.

Around the Peninsula
Elementary volunteers orientation to be held Mayoral candidates to speak at chamber CARTS meeting planned Council meeting slated to discuss prison impact Basketball league holding registrations Seminar for businesses planned Fire training slated Geologist to speak at Kasilof meeting Red Cross classes scheduled for Saturday Historical society plans Fall Fling Coastwalk event planned Alaska Independent Blind chapter to meet Monday

Nikiski churches find way to feed students' need for healthy education
Sometimes children come to school hungry. The reasons are complex, but the effects are simple: children cannot learn well on empty stomachs.

Menus
School lunch meus

Schools around the peninsula
News from the borough schools.

Homecoming's here: Time to show off school spirit
It's already started -- talk about the big, upcoming fall event: homecoming.

Belonging serves as base of success pyramid
Referring back to last week's article, I described how the eight conditions for helping children succeed are arranged like a pyramid, with the base of the pyramid consisting of belonging, heroes and sense of accomplishment. The middle layer of the pyramid consisting of fun and excitement, spirit of adventure and curiosity and creativity. And the top third of the pyramid contains leadership and responsibility and confidence to take action.

Around the District
Deadline near for lunch discounts Redoubt cooks up recipe book District recruiting for calendar committee

Dealing with children's fears in the wake of disaster
Paul Kubena, Sterling Elementary School principal, called all students and staff into the school library at 8 a.m. Tuesday morning following the terrorist crisis unfolding on the East Coast.

Free fruit, vegetables in school seen as way to get kids to ease up on junk food
WASHINGTON -- Offering school kids a free apple or banana might get them to eat less junk food, says the chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee.

Career move: Take a step, go back to school
Kenai Peninsula College is a place to immerse yourself in possibilities. The KPC campus is your area connection to college life that can provide a cornerstone for your first, second or even third career.

Skyview High School students get sobering civics lesson
Schools remained open throughout the Kenai Peninsula Tuesday and classes continued, but the students and staff reflected the national agitation.

Jordan all but announces comeback
Asked for the millionth time about a comeback, a sly smile played on Michael Jordan's lips.

Broncos win game, lose McCaffrey
DENVER -- It was a bittersweet celebration for the Denver Broncos.

Count your blessings, say a prayer
Started this golf article early this morning as I do each week on Tuesday.

Survey searches for a standard for safety in high school sports
CONCORD, N.C. -- As Cabarrus County high school athletes undergo physicals, a nurse notices an elevated pulse on a football player.

Profits produced by parity
There's a reason every team in the NFL is raking in money with a shovel.

Broncos must figure out how to replace invaluable receiver
DENVER -- It was a scene the Denver Broncos and their fans had witnessed many times before.

Hendricks takes motocross title
At 9 years old, Dylan Hendricks already is a wily veteran on the Alaska State Motocross Series circuit.

Sports world takes a day off in wake of terrorist attacks
Sports came to a standstill Tuesday in the wake of terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, with major league baseball postponing a full schedule of regular-season games for the first time since D-Day in 1944.

Woods: This is a sad, sad day in America
ST. LOUIS -- Tiger Woods teed off at dawn, when the world was at peace.

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