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Thursday, September 13, 2001

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.

Homer man dies after his motorcycle hits moose
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A 52-year-old Homer man is dead of injuries sustained after the motorcycle he was riding hit a moose, Alaska State Troopers said Wednesday.

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.

Numerous boaters continue to look for Coghill
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Numerous boaters are still looking for Michael Coghill, even though the official search for him has been called off.

Woman from Fairbanks makes it out of trade center
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A woman who grew up in Fairbanks was one of the survivors who made it out of the World Trade Center complex before the twin towers collapsed into rubble Tuesday.

Officials continue heightened security measures in Alaska
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The nation's skies were reopened to air travel Thursday but service in Alaska -- as well as the rest of the nation -- was expected to remain disrupted for some time.

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.

FAA clears Bush pilots to pick up stranded hunters and fishermen
JUNEAU (AP) -- The Federal Aviation Administration has agreed to allow special clearance in Alaska for air taxi flights such as those used to pick up stranded hunters in remote sections of the state, a spokesman for Gov. Tony Knowles said.

Stranded Chinese passengers had children working in Trade Center
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Three elderly passengers boarded a China Air Lines flight from New York City to Taipei early Tuesday as perfect strangers.

North Slope Borough mayor stuck in New York
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- North Slope Borough Mayor George Ahmaogak and several borough employees would have been sitting across the street from the World Trade Center when terrorists attacked on Tuesday, if not for some lost luggage.

Care providers protest proposed changes in reimbursement
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Care providers are protesting proposed changes to some state regulations that they say would require more work for less pay from those who provide daily living assistance to the elderly.

Voice of the Times Terrorist assault creates a nation at war
Tuesday's attack against the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and other targets will change many things in America, perhaps virtually everything about the way our society functions and protects itself.

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.

Peninsula Clarion 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.

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.

Anchorage Daily News No gap in our resolve
There is today a gaping hole in the Manhattan skyline -- as there is a gaping hole

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.

Ketchikan Daily News Forever changed
Life turned inside out for Ketchikan and the world early Tuesday morning. We watched a series of terrorist attacks on the United States.

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner End of innocence
We, as Americans, will never be the same again.

FAA clears Bush pilots to pick up stranded hunters and fishermen
JUNEAU (AP) -- The Federal Aviation Administration has agreed to allow special clearance in Alaska for emergency flights to pick up stranded hunters in remote sections of the state, a spokesman for Gov. Tony Knowles said Wednesday night.

Missile defense debate heats up
WASHINGTON -- The terrorist attack on America was used Wednesday to support arguments for and against President Bush's prized missile defense plan.

Chugach Electric studies wind power
Chugach Electric Association and Cook Inlet Region Inc. have joined to fund a $50,000 study of the feasibility of using the wind on Fire Island in northern Cook Inlet to generate electricity.

Business Briefs
Chugach Electric studies wind powerChugach assigns year 2000 capital creditsTesoro completes refinery purchasesKenai chamber seeks donationsHotel and Motel Association seeks nominationsState inspects restaurantsCommunity development grants available

Flexible spending accounts offer tax break for health needs, dependent care
NEW YORK (AP) -- In coming weeks, workers at many American companies will be given the chance to sign up for flexible spending accounts to cover some of their health and child care costs next year.

Coffee pioneer turns 30
SEATTLE -- For Jorge Shaw, a triple-shot espresso from Starbucks is a must-have in the mornings -- and the earlier the better.

Boomers on publishing industry's list
NEW YORK (AP) -- Looking for the baby boomer way to stay sexy? How about the way to pray to God? Or what about a scathing critique of the ''me'' generation's excesses?

Accused leader of McDonald's fraud gave $1 million to hospital
ATLANTA (AP) -- A man accused of stealing millions in a McDonald's contest scheme apparently gave a $1 million gift to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, CNN reported Tuesday.

In honor of beautification efforts
The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce annually recognizes efforts of local business that make a special effort to beautify the community.

Month of the Educated Voter declared
Municipal elections are coming up October 2nd and the Kenai Chamber of Commerce, "The heart and pulse of your business community," has declared September as the "Month of the Educated Voter."

Blood Bank takes Fastest Bed title in second annual race
"I haven't raised my legs that high since I was a cheerleader in high school," gasped Pam Musgrove shortly after crossing the finish line of the second annual Soldotna Lions Club Bed Race. Pam is the Public Relations manager for the Blood Bank of Alaska who sponsored the winning bed.

Outdoors
Editors Note: This is a continuation of an article which ran last week.

In search of ideal ice for the Anchorage Aces
At a time when Soldotna voters are considering the building of a new event center along comes the management of the WCHL Anchorage Aces looking for training camp facilities.

Kenai Chamber welcomes the next generation
Amy Anderson, former Kenai Chamber of Commerce executive director introduced Chamber members and visitors to a new member of the community, Jacob Robert Anderson.

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.

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.

Peninsula musicians sought for spring Mozart concerts
The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra, the musical branch of Pier One Theatre, will collaborate with the Homer High School to produce a concert of Mozart's Requiem Mass, directed by Mark Robinson, the first weekend in April 2002.

What's Happening
Best Bet,Events and Exhibits, Entertainment, Upcoming Events, Down theRoad, AnchorageEvents, Films

This Hope heading for Kenai
This Hope will perform at the Kenai Central High School Audi-torium Sept. 20 and 21 at 7 p.m.

Wahlberg fun to watch, movie isn't 'Rock Star' lacks ridiculousness, despite its true story similarities
Back in the day, Mark Wahlberg was just a troubled kid from South Boston who went by the name Marky Mark, chilled with his posse, the Funky Bunch, and peddled Calvin Klein undies.

Bearfoot Bluegrass finds success in and out of Alaska
Bearfoot Bluegrass, the home-grown group of Anchorage and Cordova pickers and singers who have been wowing audiences in Cordova and throughout Alaska in recent years, have expanded their venue and now are taking the world by storm.

Movies, TV with terror plots face uncertain future
LOS ANGELES -- Real-life terrorism has led Hollywood executives to postpone two movies and consider changing the scheduling of other films and TV shows that involve terrorist plots against Americans.

NOW PLAYING: The Musketeer
Since Alexandr Dumas began writing about the Musketeers in the mid-1800s, his works have been filmed over a hundred times. The Musketeers' exploits alone log over seventy entries, including three television series, five TV movies and over sixty films. With that in mind, I suppose I shouldn't have expected The Musketeer to be all that original as far as plot goes, but, ever the optimist, I went in full of hope. I was both surprised and disappointed.

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.

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.

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.

Worry grips families of distant loved ones
An event the size and scope of Tuesday's terrorist attacks on the United States inevitably has an e

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.

Photo feature: Common cause
Justin Goodman joins hands with others at the Kenai Chamber of Commerce luncheon in a prayer for victims of Tuesday's terrorism attack.

Flights start routinely, end in incomprehensible tragedy
They were heading to celebrations, a wedding, a family reunion.

Alaskans reach out to help
Helping is something at which Alaskans excel. And distance is no deterrent.

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.

Need for security, procedural changes keeping Kenai airport closed -- for now
Plans are up in the air, but the planes aren't.

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

Experts: Israeli-style security would have averted hijackings
JERUSALEM -- Israel's tough airline security methods -- pistol-packing in-flight guards, grilling of passengers, rifling through luggage, -- have helped thwart terrorist attacks in the past.

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

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.

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.

French newspaper: 'We are all Americans'
PARIS -- The French air force went on highest alert, with pilots at the ready in their jets. Governments across Europe sent troops to guard airports, train stations, border posts and nuclear plants. Commercial flights over London were banned and in Athens, security plans for the 2004 Olympics were being reviewed.

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

Grim digging effort continues at Pentagon, World Trade Center
WASHINGTON -- President Bush branded the attacks in New York and Washington ''acts of war'' on Wednesday and braced a shaken nation for a long fight against the terrorists who orchestrated them. The manhunt took investigators from Florida to Canada and along the Internet.

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.

Guard unit ready for action
On the Kenai Peninsula, state military forces stand prepared to answer the call to arms.

$20 billion sought to rebuild
WASHINGTON -- Bush administration officials prepared Wednesday to ask Congress for $20 billion in immediate emergency funds to help a shaken nation rebuild from terrorist assaults and prevent future attacks.

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

Joyce Rheingans Cooper
Former Kenai resident Joyce Rheingans Cooper died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2001, in Portland, Ore. She was 90.

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

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.

Americans unite in anger, sorrow
What others say

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

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

Applause
'Fill the Boot' effort raises $15,300 for Muscular Dystrophy Association

Today's hunters must pass on tradition to younger generation
With the fall hunting season well under way, hunters would do well to take a minute and reflect on who it was that introduced them to the outdoors and built the tradition of hunting into their lives.

Letters to the Editor
Stories did not present complete picture; DFYS does not act alone Kenai mayor did right thing by asking for more information Les Palmer's column prompts another take on Board of Fish

Getting over 50, a team of sailing women race in top competition
WOODLAND, Minn. (AP) -- Four 50-something women bail out of their cars at the end of a summer workday to hoist the sails on their boat for another dance with the wind. A sailboat's romance, of course, has long stirred poets and dreamers to ask, ''What if ... ?''

Ban on battery-powered ducks draws hunters' ire
SEATTLE (AP) -- A new species of duck, only recently spotted in the wilds of Washington state, has been forced into extinction.

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

Around the Peninsula
Fire training slated for today, Sept. 19 United Way kicks off 2001 campaign today Geologist to speak at Kasilof meeting Peninsula Allergy Network to meet tonight Historical society plans Fall Fling Coastwalk event planned Alaska Independent Blind chapter to meet Monday Nikiski community council to meet Monday Prison project to be subject of Alliance meeting

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.

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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.

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.

Schools around the peninsula
News from the borough schools.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Arbitrator reinstates Patriots' Glenn
FOXBORO, Mass. -- An arbitrator overturned Terry Glenn's season-long suspension Wednes-day, allowing him to rejoin the New England Patriots for their fifth game.

Kings miss Ace
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Glen Murray walked into the Los Angeles Kings' training camp Wednesday knowing he wouldn't be greeted by a close friend.

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.

Play soon or the wrong side wins
Not today. Or tomorrow. Maybe not even the next few days after that.

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

Eerie quiet at park
MILWAUKEE -- Mark McGwire didn't want to talk about baseball or Barry Bonds or the pennant race. He didn't feel like talking about anything at all, really.

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

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