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Wednesday, September 13, 2000

Body of fisherman recovered near Hope
HOPE (AP) -- The body of a Hope man was found a mile downstream from where he had parked his truck to go fishing, Alaska State Troopers said.

Upgrade to Sterling Highway nears completion
SOLDOTNA (AP) -- An eight-mile upgrade to a stretch of the Sterling Highway bordering sensitive salmon habitat is finally wrapping up, two years late and overbudget.

More federal money on way to help Galena fight inroads by Yukon River
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- More federal money may be on the way to Galena to help the community fight erosion caused by powerful Yukon River currents.

State says BP needs to be more prepared for oil spill
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A test in the Beaufort Sea shows that BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. needs to be more prepared to clean up any oil spill in ice-choked waters, state environmental officials say.

Knowles seeks to overturn judge's action on endangered sea lions
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The state will try to overturn broad fishing closures ordered by a federal judge to protect endangered Steller sea lions, Gov. Tony Knowles said Monday.

Oil price rise could ease budget gap woes
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The price of Alaska North Slope crude has been hovering at a 10-year high in recent days. But experts caution against counting on oil prices to close the state's fiscal gap.

Seized vessel charged with illegal fishing
KODIAK (AP) -- Civil charges of illegal fishing have been filed against a 170-foot Korean trawler seized last week by a Coast Guard cutter.

Fairbanks Borough Assembly votes against tax cap initiative
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly unanimously voted to oppose the statewide 10-mill tax cap initiative at a meeting Tuesday night.

Publisher reverses stand on Potter contest; Alaska and Hawaii are in
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- The U.S. publisher of the Harry Potter books has changed its rules after getting an angry letter from the mayor of the Southeast Alaska city of Ketchikan.

Light quake shakes Southcentral quake
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A light earthquake shook Southcentral Alaska early Wednesday morning.

UAF Tanana campus gets new director
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- John C. Poole has been named the new director of the University of Alaska Fairbank's Tanana Valley Campus.

Gas stations face fuel tank inspection deadline
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A deadline looms for some Alaska gas stations to comply with new state regulations requiring third-party inspections of underground fuel tanks every three years.

Alaska's small caribou herds declining; large herds thriving
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Several of Alaska's caribou herds are growing to immense size, but three small bands are shrinking so rapidly that some biologists believe they may become extinct within the decade.

Cracks found in Seward Highway light poles
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Inspectors have found cracks in the 150-foot-tall, six-ton light poles along the Seward Highway.

Craig police seeking suspect in Monday murder
CRAIG (AP) -- A Craig man was killed this week with a chopping tool, and his sometimes roommate is the suspect, police said.

Commission holds hearing on conduct of judge who jailed witness
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A former Alaska Supreme Court justice testified Tuesday that Bethel Judge Dale Curda was simply trying to do the right thing when he jailed a witness in a criminal case to ensure that she remained sober.

Rural schools work harder to recruit teachers in tight market
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- When administrators with the Lower Kuskokwim School District in Southwest Alaska try to woo prospective teachers, they emphasize the intangibles -- the spare beauty of the landscape and the opportunity to live among people of another culture.

FAA plane makes emergency belly landing
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A Federal Aviation Administration plane made an emergency landing on its belly Tuesday after its landing gear failed to deploy.

Merger rumor sends shares of Chevron, Phillips Petroleum higher
NEW YORK (AP) -- Rumors that Chevron, the second largest U.S. oil company, is courting Phillips Petroleum at a reported price tag of $18.4 billion sent the stocks of both companies higher Monday.

August primary draws record low turnout
JUNEAU (AP) -- Voter turnout in last month's primary election was just over 17 percent, the lowest since records have been kept, according to certified results released Tuesday by the Division of Elections.

Some areas of Yukon River tributaries re-opened to coho subsistence fishing
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- State and federal authorities on Monday re-opened some areas of Yukon River tributaries to subsistence fishing.

State says BP needs to be more prepared for oil spill
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A test in the Beaufort Sea shows that BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. needs to be more prepared to clean up any oil spill in ice-choked waters, state environmental officials say.

Tug runs aground near Dutch Harbor
KODIAK (AP) -- A tug ran aground near Dutch Harbor on Monday, spilling up to 500 gallons of diesel fuel, the Coast Guard said.

Craig police seeking suspect in Monday murder
CRAIG (AP) -- A Craig man was killed this week with a chopping tool, and his sometimes roommate is the suspect, police said.

Clinton administration looking at rewriting wilderness policy
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A 19-year-old Interior Department policy barring additional wilderness studies of Bureau of Land Management lands in Alaska will be getting another look by the Clinton administration.

Enrollment jumps 7 percent at UAS
JUNEAU (AP) -- Enrollment at the University of Alaska Southeast increased nearly 7 percent this fall compared to the same time last year.

Rural schools work harder to recruit teachers in tight market
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- When administrators with the Lower Kuskokwim School District in Southwest Alaska try to woo prospective teachers, they emphasize the intangibles -- the spare beauty of the landscape and the opportunity to live among people of another culture.

Jay Barton II, former UA president, dies at age 78
SEQUIM, Wash. (AP) -- Jay Barton II, an educational administrator and promoter of international development who headed the statewide University of Alaska system for five years, is dead after a brief illness. He was 78.

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.

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
55 Drive course offered Choir meets tonight at United MethodistSmall business seminar planned United Way to kick off fund-raiserPhillips President to speak at fund-raiserMS group to meetCourse on healing to meet at churchEnvironmental seminar to include trip to glacier

Around the Peninsula
Computer courses availableUnited Way director to speak at Soldotna chamberKenai library closed for two daysHospital volunteers to meetRegistration for basketball offeredSupport group for bereaved mothers to meetSenate candidate to speak at Nikiski chamberKenai River Center to openHistorical society begins new season

Fund-raiser to benefit Boys and Girls Club
The annual Boys and Girls Club of the Kenai Peninsula's Friends Luncheon will feature another in a line of statewide figures as keynote speaker Thursday.

Funding woes threaten theaters
The curtain may fall on many peninsula performers due to declining school funding.

Bridge jumper rescued from river
A 43-year-old Sterling woman who jumped off the Sterling Highway bridge into the Kenai River in Soldotna Monday was recovering at Central Peninsula General Hospital Tuesday after being rescued by a fisher and the owner of a nearby lodge.

Photo feature: Just passing through
A contrail follows a Boeing 747-400 as it passes several miles above Soldotna recently.

Planning and Zoning Commission to consider exceptions to city code
Junk vehicles may be allowed to remain in people's yards under a code change resolution before the Kenai Planning and Zoning Commission tonight.

CPGH Inc. board seeks new member
CPGH Inc., the nonprofit corporation that runs the borough hospital in Soldotna, is soliciting applications from people interested in filling a vacancy on the corporation board of directors.

Fire truck donated to Funny River
Funny River Emergency Services may soon be able to fight house fires, thanks to a donation from Tesoro Alaska Petroleum Co.

Kenai, Soldotna get 335, 714 prefixes
If new friends or business contacts give you their phone number and the prefix reads 335 or 714, don't assume they are from out of town. The Kenai and Soldotna areas now have those prefixes to supplement the existing numbers.

Backyard rodeo
Bruce Hawkins lassos his little brother O.T. while playing in the yard of their home in Soldotna Tuesday afternoon.

Hope man reported missing found dead
The body of a Hope man reported overdue from a day fishing trip near his home was found dead Monday after a two-day search by Alaska State Troopers and volunteers.

Aaron S.M. Shervanick
Former Kenai resident Aaron S.M. Shervanick died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000. He was 22.

Altha Rebecca Majeske
Soldotna resident Altha Rebecca Majeske died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, at Central Peninsula General Hospital. She was 39.

Connie Jean Burton
Former Soldotna resident Connie Jean Burton died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, in Okeechobee, Fla. She was 63.

Altha Rebecca Majeske
Soldotna resident Altha Rebecca "Becky" Majeske died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. She was 39.

Fear of Sydney sharks has no teeth
SYDNEY, Australia -- The truth about the dreaded S-word is that Australians eat far more sharks than sharks eat Australians.

While Olympics take center stage, Sydney will provide a sideshow
SYDNEY, Australia -- Most any Aussie will tell you Mick Dundee was a crock, and prawns, not shrimp, go on the barbie. The world outside just doesn't get it. But maybe, many hope, the Olympics will help.

Backdoor cut helps U.S. basketball slip past protesters
SYDNEY, Australia -- The U.S. basketball teams ran their first backdoor play of the Olympics, slipping out of a Melbourne hotel surrounded by demonstrators after a mohawk-haired protester gave the NBA stars his OK.

Around the District
Deadline looms for discounted lunchesCoast Guard Academy seeks applicants Kalifornsky Beach ElementaryMountain View ElementaryNikiski ElementaryNorth Star ElementarySears ElementarySoldotna ElementarySterling ElementaryKenai Middle SchoolSoldotna Middle SchoolKenai Central High SchoolNikiski Middle-Senior High SchoolNinilchik SchoolSeward Middle-Senior High SchoolSkyview High SchoolSoldotna High SchoolCook Inlet AcademyWings Christian AcademyKenai Cooperative PreschoolPeninsula Grace PreschoolSoldotna Cooperative Preschool

Harsh reality
This is homecoming season, a time of celebration for high school students and young adults.

Who's who in the district's central office?
The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is big business.

School lunch menus
Lunch menus for this week.

Chrebet catches two late touchdowns to beat Patriots
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Skeptics kept telling the New York Jets they needed a No. 1 receiver to replace Keyshawn Johnson.

Indiana hires interim coach
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- Mike Davis, a Bob Knight disciple but an opposite in temperament and style, inherited one of college basketball's most visible jobs Tuesday as interim coach at Indiana.

Bringing home hardware
Members of a Soldotna martial arts school recently proved they belong to a world class outfit, traveling to Anaheim, Calif., Aug. 11 and 12 for the World Tang Soo Do Championship.

Fired coach craves another job
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Bob Knight wants to coach again ''in the worst way.'' He's just not sure where.

New York moves to two games behind Atlanta in NL East
NEW YORK -- Benny Agbayani homered and drove in three runs as the New York Mets' bats awoke from their silent September to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 10-2 Tuesday night.

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