Sunday, September 24, 2000

Former IRS officer sentenced to prison
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A former Internal Revenue Service officer was sentenced Friday to more than four years in prison for using money his ex-wife embezzled.

Police, Native groups working together to reduce rapes
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Native groups and police are working together to fight a vexing problem: the rape and sexual assault of Native women.

FAA had recommended airline use two pilots
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Federal Aviation Administration had recommended to Cape Smythe Air that it use two pilots whenever flying the same kind of aircraft that crashed Monday, killing four people and injuring six.

Coast Guard searching for missing cruise ship passenger
KETCHIKAN (AP) -- The Coast Guard was searching Saturday for an elderly cruise ship passenger who may have fallen overboard.

Coastal communities in Southcentral to lose mail service
CORDOVA (AP) -- Cape Yakataga is about to lose its mail service.

Too few chum may force mushers to kill sled dogs
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Mushers may decide to kill hundreds of good Alaska sled dogs this winter because there aren't enough salmon to feed them.

Republican Moderate challenges Republican's eligibility in House race
JUNEAU (AP) -- In a political squeeze play, Republican Moderate Party leader Ray Metcalfe asked a court Friday to disqualify his Republican opponent for an Anchorage seat in the state House, calling her ineligible because she was briefly registered to vote in another district.

Cantwell man charged with assault, kidnapping
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A Cantwell man awaiting trial on a domestic violence charge was jailed for allegedly holding his girlfriend and her disabled 12-year-old daughter captive for two days, authorities said.

Senate passes Kake land exchange
JUNEAU (AP) -- The U.S. Senate has approved a land deal between the Kake Tribal Corporation and the Forest Service designed to protect the Southeast Alaska town's watershed.

FedEx considering expanding Anchorage hub
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- FedEx is considering expanding its Anchorage hub to keep pace with a burgeoning Asia market.

Tanana Forest plan includes significant increases in timber harvest
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The draft management plan for the Tanana Valley State Forest includes large increases in the allowable timber harvest, but state officials don't expect a surge in logging.

Inmates come to blows in fight over remote control
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Sgt. Scott Waggoner wasn't joking as he explained the cause behind an unually vicious fight this week between two inmates at the Fairbanks Correctional Center.

Around the Peninsula
Hike planned todayHockey registration slatedSupport program plannedScreening clinic to check childrenWork party held to clean cemeteryVeterans picnic plannedRaffle tickets availableGenealogy library open to public

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.

Long: Foreign trade zone needed
Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly candidate Ronald Long says he is a good listener, is without a particular issue that caused him to run for office and has the ability to listen to all sides of an issue.

Popp: Borough facing education funding issues
"Focus on detail, works hard to get to the root of an issue, tries to balance all sides of an issue and is really motivated," is how Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly candidate Bill Popp describes himself. His qualifications are "a strong business background, a keen interest in education, lots of community experience and the recognition of issues facing our community."

Matt Hall
Matt Hall

Keene: Assembly background sets him apart
HOMER -- Brent Keene says nine years on the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly make more than qualified to represent his district again.

Steve Chmielowiec
HOMER -- Anchor Point resident Steve Chmielowiec said homeowners need a lot more representation on the assembly than they get now, and that's why he's running for the District 9 seat.

Martin: Budget issues crucial for borough
HOMER -- Former school board member Milli Martin said she believes she is qualified to represent District 9 on the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly, and that her time on the school board gives her a perspective necessary to deal with current budget matters.

Editors Note:
Editor's note: Although Matt Hall will appear on the election ballot for the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly District 6 seat, last week he encouraged voters to support his opponent, Ron Long.

Unopposed candidates, empty seats fill borough ballot
There's something for everybody in the October 3 Kenai Peninsula Borough Regular Municipal Election.

Seward contender gets unusual endorsement
A 37-page voter information pamphlet prepared by the Kenai Peninsula Borough clerk's office and distributed throughout the borough helps voters prepare for the Oct. 3 municipal election. But there's one thing it can't do -- take into consideration last minute surprises.

Torrance Shipman is not just a cheerleader. She's a full-fledged citizen of a cheer-world. A place where your execution of a basket toss can make you or break you, where your "spirit fingers" can propel you to fabulous heights of cheering ecstasy, and where just being perky goes a long, long way.

Horse play leads to top honors
She's such a pretty girl. Egypt's Heart Afire tosses a shock of tawny hair over her large, dark eyes and fidgets her dainty little feet. She cannot merely walk into her room, but must bound across the threshold like a gazelle.

Erosion, pollution cause concern on south shore of Kenai River mouth
The Kenai City Council tabled an ordinance Wednesday night that would have kept motor vehicles off the fragile grassy sand dunes on the south shore of the mouth of the Kenai River.

Annual tourism conference serves up motivation, Cajun cooking
Rain and wind definitely blanketed the peninsula with a chill on Saturday. But inside the Kenai Senior Center, where the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council was hosting its annual regional tourism conference, the air was charged with heated inspiration, warm camaraderie and some spicy cooking.

Ammonia leak sends 5 to CPGH
An ammonia leak at the Alaska Nitrogen Products (formerly Unocal) plant sent five workers to the hospital Thursday night. None were severely hurt, and no dangerous chemicals traveled outside the plant boundaries, according to company officials.

Falling colors
Falling yellow leaves join red foliage on the forest's floor following a shower Saturday morning in Kenai.

Anthony Paul Brown Jr.
Paul Brown Jr., "Our Ahnie" died Sept. 21, 2000 in Kenai. He was 18.

Wilma D. Williams
Alaska pioneer and Anchor Point resident Wilma D. Williams died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000, at Mary Conrad Center of Alzheimer's, with her daughter, Pauline, by her side. She was 84.

Greene wins Mones 100
SYDNEY -- In 46 steps, most men could get to the refrigerator, maybe the car if they parked nearby.

Americans remain impressive after 10 days at the Olympics
Laura Wilkinson, The Woodlands, Texas, won the first gold in 36 years by an American woman on the 10-meter platform.

USAs Jermain Tayler on his way to finals
SYDNEY-Jermain Taylor is two fights away from boxing for an Olympic gold medal and after another convincing win Saturday night he said he doesn't fear anyone who stands in his way.

Olympic Capsules
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) BASKETBALL Booed and jeered throughout the second half, the U.S. women's basketball team rolled past Poland 76-57 to remain unbeaten and claim first place in its preliminary group.

This Olympics dissapointing for American rowers
SYDNEY-American rowers had a disappointing day at the Olympics Sunday, winning only a single bronze medal in seven races.

Men's Beach Volley looks like another path for American gold
SYDNEY -- It started out as a challenge, but by the end of the day USA-USA was a chant again.

Jones wins first gold in the Women's 100
SYDNEY -- It gets longer from here, each remaining event in the unprecedented gold chain Marion Jones is trying to put together in Sydney requiring more distance, more effort and perhaps more competition.

USA Basketball continues to win
SYDNEY -- At least somebody is taking the Big American Bully role seriously.

No room for logging in new forest proposal
Fish, wildlife and recreation are the primary focus of the proposed management plan for Chugach National Forest, and none of the forest would be managed for large-scale logging.

Anderson, Engel to wed in Minnesota
Lindsay Morgan Anderson of Ely, Minn., and Daniel Joel Engel of Kenai have announced their plans to marry in November at St. Mary's Church in Tower, Minn.

Robison-Burkhart, Miller marry in July
Lacy Robison-Burkhart and Airman E-3 Robert E. Miller were married July 22 in Bremerton, Wash., in a private ceremony.

King, Shockley plan December wedding
Laurel King of Evans Mill, N.Y., and PFC James Shockley of Fort Drum, N.Y., will marry Dec. 23 in a 2 p.m. ceremony at the Kingswood United Methodist Church in Clovis, N.M. Mark Scott will officiate.

Truesdells celebrate 30 years together
Pat and Patti Truesdell of Soldotna celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary Sept. 18.

Stars slip past Chugiak in five
The Soldotna Stars met the Chugiak Mustangs at Soldotna for a five-game volleyball match Saturday. Both teams played hard, keeping the scores close until the last game.

SoHi's Petersen gets healthy
Up until Friday night's 2000 Soldotna Pentathlon, something wasn't right with Stars swimmer Lucas Petersen.

Playoffs are in the Kards
The Kenai Central High School football team knew its defense was good. The only question heading into Saturday's Northern Lights Conference showdown with Skyview was whether or not the offense could put some points on the scoreboard.

Nikiski netters sweep Mariners
The Nikiski High School volleyball team needed just three games to defeat Homer Friday at Nikiski.

Liebner, Edwards run to individual victories on muddy day
The Kenai Central girls cross country team edged Colony Saturday in the Class 4A portion of the Region III Cross Country Championships to break the Knights' eight-year string of region titles.

Panthers sweep Chugiak
Skyview defeated Chugiak in three games Friday. The Panthers beat the Mustangs 15-3, 15-11 and 15-5 in a nonregion match.

Bulldogs' record remains spotless
The Nikiski Bulldogs unleashed a devastating aerial attack on Seward Saturday, downing the Seahawks 25-0 in a Great Land Conference game.

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