Friday, September 14, 2001

Ketchikan man accused of rape, kidnapping
KETCHIKAN (AP) -- A Ketchikan man has been arrested on sexual assault and kidnapping charges.

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

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.

Former Fairbanks woman among Trade Center missing
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A former Fairbanks woman is among those missing following Tuesday's terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York.

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.

Governor cancels trip to Washington
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Gov. Tony Knowles has canceled his trip to Washington, D.C., to promote federal legislation guiding a natural gas pipeline from Alaska to the Lower 48.

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.

Anchorage man dies when struck by Amtrak train
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- A Fresno City College football player was killed when he was struck by an Amtrak train.

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.

Iani appointed to head Region 10 of the EPA
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Former Alaskan John Iani has been appointed to head Region 10 of the Environmental Protection Agency.

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

Kenai city officials vote in support of prison project
KENAI (AP) -- Kenai city officials have voted in support of a resolution supporting the building of a private prison on the Peninsula.

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.

Borough Assembly votes to form military base closure task force
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The Fairbanks Borough Assembly has voted to establish a military base closure task force.

Preseason N-H-L hockey games in Anchorage canceled
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Preseason games scheduled for Saturday and Sunday in Anchorage between the San Jose Sharks and the St. Louis Blues have been canceled.

St. Louis Blues hold intra-squad game in Anchorage
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Exhibition games between the St. Louis Blues and San Jose Sharks this weekend were scrapped Thursday after the NHL canceled all Saturday games in the wake of the terrorist attacks in the Lower 48.

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.

State decides not to prosecute man arrested at Sitka airport
SITKA (AP) -- The state decided Friday not prosecute a 58-year-old Washington man who was arrested at the Sitka airport after allegedly threatening an airline worker.

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.

Alaskans asked to join National Day of Prayer
JUNEAU (AP) -- Memorial services are planned in Anchorage and Juneau on Friday to coincide with a National Day of Prayer commemorating those killed in terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and New York City, the governor's office 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.

Man arrested at Sitka airport on assault and terrorist threat charges
SITKA (AP) -- A 58-year-old Washington man was arrested Thursday at the Sitka airport after he allegedly made threatening comments to an airline worker, Sitka police 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.

East Coast attacks strangles mail service in Alaska
JUNEAU (AP) -- There's no bread and milk in Nome.

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.

Alaska senators say attacks reinforce need for missile defense system
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Alaska's senators say the jet attacks on the World Trader Center and Pentagon don't weakon arguments for a proposed national system to defend the United States against intercontinental ballistic missile attack.

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.

Lawsuit seeks to force Knowles to appeal Katie John case
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A lawsuit was filed in Superior Court Thursday asking a judge to order Gov. Tony Knowles to appeal the Katie John subsistence lawsuit to the nation's highest court.

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.

Quake detected near Talkeetna
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A moderate earthquake was detected Thursday morning in Southcentral.

Alaska airports take steps to reopen
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Alaska's airports took small steps toward returning to full operations Thursday with the departure of stranded flights, the resumption of limited commercial flights and the go-ahead for private aircraft to take to the skies.

Baseball to remain silent until Monday
NEW YORK -- Major league baseball postponed all games through the weekend and will resume play on Monday, a move that could push the World Series into November for the first time.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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

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.

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.

Economic rebound expected
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve announced Thursday that $50 billion will be made available to European banks to help them meet emergency withdrawal needs, while the Bush administration proclaimed prospects still bright for an economic rebound.

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

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.

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.

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.

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."

Fall fishing
Anglers reeling in coho salmon dot the shoreline of Gastineau Channel in Juneau Saturday, near the new Public Fishing Dock.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Area football playoff races heat up
There's just three weeks to go in the high school football season, and the peninsula's teams are in the thick of a battle for playoff spots.

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

Human tragedy overshadows stock market reopening, area brokers say
U.S. stock markets are to resume trading Monday, but local brokers say that since the catastrophe in New York, central Kenai Peninsula clients have been focused elsewhere.

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

Data from 2 flights recovered
WASHINGTON -- U.S. investigators pressed Thursday to identify terrorist collaborators who may still be in a position to strike more Americans, and agents located critical ''black boxes'' from two of Tuesday's hijacked planes.

World pays tribute to victims Special ceremonies bring Americans across the globe to tears
LONDON -- A military band played the U.S. national anthem at an unprecedented Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Thursday, ordered by Queen Elizabeth II in a show of solidarity with the American people.

NATO lines up Russian support for anti-terrorism
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) -- NATO won Russian support Thursday for a campaign against global terrorism, but a key alliance member played down speculation that military action was imminent following the attacks on New York and Washington.

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.

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

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

Bush promises all-out retaliation; Pakistan urged to close border
WASHINGTON -- President Bush called the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington ''the first war of the 21st century'' on Thursday and his administration labeled fugitive Osama bin Laden a prime suspect.

Kenai council calls for resolution of qualified support for prison
More people packed the Kenai City Council chambers Wednesday night than at any other meeting in recent years, as the council gathered information to make a decision about the proposed private prison that could be built on the city's doorstep.

Response won't be quick strike
WASHINGTON -- The United States will launch sustained military strikes against those behind the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington as well as their support systems, a senior Pentagon official said Thursday.

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.

Bin Laden reported to have quickly moved after attacks
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Osama bin Laden moved to a new hiding place within minutes of the terrorist onslaught in the United States, refusing to tell anyone where he was going or where he had been when the attacks occurred, sources in Pakistan's intelligence service said Thursday.

$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.

Air service shutdowns postpone Homer science conference
One indirect casualty of Tuesday's mayhem is a Homer science conference that had been scheduled to start this evening.

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.

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

Kenai Municipal Airport open
Peninsula plane service has resumed, but don't expect normalcy for at least a week.

Benefit golf event pits mayors against mayors
Kenai Peninsula mayors -- past and present -- are taking a swing at housing needs on Saturday.

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.

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

Solvieg 'Sandy' Olson
Memorial services for Homer resident Solvieg "Sandy" will be held Sunday, Sept. 16, 2001, at American Legion Post No. 20 in Kenai at 2 p.m.

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

Letters to the Editor
Oklahoma City bombing relived in wake of Tuesday's events Consolation, condemnation for Tuesday's terrorist acts

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

In our war against terrorism, we must not destroy liberty
About this week, we have come to certain understandings.

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.

Americans respond to terrorist attacks with unity, strength
The enormity of this week's tragedy could make a weaker people feel helpless.

Americans unite in anger, sorrow
What others say

Humble peat mosses store global carbon, show amazing variety
This is a story about some little plants with a big role. The plants in question are the humble peat mosses, collectively known as Sphagnum moss.

Family sets sail in homemade boat, 2 1/2 years in the making
JUNEAU -- When the Zeigers launched their sailboat in June, their neighbors were as happy as they were to see it in the water and out of the driveway where it was built.

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.

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 ... ?''

7,400-mile, 22-state trek will make history
BANNOCK PASS, Idaho -- Darkness is falling in the Bitterroots, but Brian Robinson can't stop walking.

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

Around the Peninsula
Kenai Peninsula to join National Day of Prayer Nikiski community council to meet Monday Prison project to be subject of Alliance meeting Homer area kick-off for United Way set for Thursday Workshops on natural resources Web site set

United Church of Christ to lobby for child abuse reporting bill
BOSTON (AP) -- The United Church of Christ is urging its ministers to support a bill that would require clergy to report suspected sexual abuse.

Across U.S., people fly flags, gather for vigils
In towns across the nation, people flew American flags and gathered for vigils to remember the lives lost in this week's terrorists attacks at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

Two years after scandal, National Baptists moving on
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- As any spiritual adviser will tell you, the road to redemption is long.

Artist formerly known as Vanity preaches at Owensboro church
OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) -- Denise Matthews, a former sidekick to the pop artist Prince, recalled an abusive childhood and years of cocaine abuse in an hour-long sermon that enlivened a church crowd.

Tuesday's tragedy makes words from Bible more significant
Just this week we learned that terrorists have destroyed the World Trade Center in New York City. Airplanes have been hi-jacked. The president of the United States has been kept '"under wraps" so he may be kept safe.

New anti-death penalty group formed
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Central Ohio clergy have formed a coalition dedicated to abolishing Ohio's death penalty.

New president of Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod installed
KIRKWOOD, Mo. (AP) -- Gerald Kieschnick has been installed as the 12th president in the 154-year history of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

South Dakota chaplains help police deliver bad news
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- Seven clergy have volunteered to help Sioux Falls law enforcement officers when they must inform families that a loved one is dead, hurt or in trouble.

Religion Briefs
Bible workshop offered Clothing ministry planned Saturday This Hope to perform in Kenai

Grace Christian tops Soldotna volleyball
The Soldotna High School volleyball team clawed its way back from a two-games-to-none deficit Thursday evening to force a fifth game in a nonregion match against Grace Christian, but the big serves that helped the Stars get back into the match were a little too big in game five as the Grizzlies came away with the win.

America still needs playing
We're all a little edgy. Now. The dull roar of a plane overhead, the wailing siren of an ambulance a block away, the nonstop pounding of a construction site -- all those sights and sounds in the background of our own daily dramas register as never before.

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.

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.

League doesn't know if games will be made up or canceled
NEW YORK -- The NFL's decision to cancel Sunday's games was a simple one.

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.

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

Catching some rays
A walrus pup thought to be about four months old takes break on the beach in Kotzebue, Alaska Thursday Aug. 30, 2001 to soak in some sun.

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