Sunday, October 8, 2000

Decaying salmon along Kenai River creates big stink
SOLDOTNA (AP) -- Decaying salmon from this fall's die-off along the Kenai River is causing a big stink around Soldotna.

Pedestrian killed, sun glare blamed
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A 47-year-old woman was killed after being struck by a car whose driver said she was blinded by glare from the sun.

Regents oppose tax cap
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The University of Alaska Board of Regents has come out against the property tax cap voters will consider next month.

State helps with effort to recruit more psychiatrists
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The state is helping three mental health facilities in Fairbanks recruit psychiatrists.

Ski Jumping Results
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) -- Results Saturday from the Charter One Bank, Flaming Leaves Ski Jump held on the artificial 90-meter surface at the MacKenzie-Intervale ski jumping complex with individual jumps and total points.

President vetoes water bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Clinton vetoed a $23.6 billion energy and water bill spending bill Saturday, saying it poses environmental harm by blocking his plans to let the Missouri River ebb and flow with the seasons.

House, Senate conference OKs compensation for Amchitka workers
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A conference of House and Senate members has agreed to grant compensation to former Amchitka Island workers who got ill or died from a variety of cancers and other diseases linked to radiation exposure, Sen. Frank Murkowski's office announced Friday.

Alaska Court of Appeals overturns sexual assault conviction
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Alaska Court of Appeals reversed the conviction of a man found guilty of sexually assaulting a woman with whom he'd had a long-term relationship.

Pipeline to be shut down for valve testing
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The Trans-Alaska pipeline will shut down on Saturday for about eight hours so more valves can be tested, the Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. said.

Tylan Schrock to head Alaska Sealife Center
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Tylan Schrock, assistant city manager for Seward, has been appointed to head the beleaguered Alaska SeaLife Center.

Handicapped student struggles with inaccessible school
SEWARD (AP) -- Shannon Cunningham's difficulties began with an auto accident two years ago that left him confined to a wheelchair, but they didn't end there.

Congress to tackle Alaska issues
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Next week will be crucial for Alaska as Congress takes up issues ranging from cruise ship pollution to a vessel buyout for crab fishermen.

Around the Peninsula
Hospice offers grief support programsSquare dancing lessons offered Challenger center offers science classesYouth conservation program offeredSoldotna artist's work on display

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House, Senate candidates square off at chamber lunch
Senate District E and House District 9 candidates faced off Thursday at the North Peninsula Chamber of Commerce.

"NOWPLAYING Almost Famous
Almost Famous is a love story, pure and simple. However, it's not a story about two people in love, though it does have that, and it's not a story about how being in love with being famous, though you might infer that from the title. No, this movie is about people in love with music. Music is really the main character and every other character is head over heels for her.

Photo feature: Hair today, gone tomorrow
Jarrod Daniels enjoys the moment as he gives Tonya Starr a buzz cut in the stock room at Fred Meyer Friday evening.

Retailers ride PFD express
This year's dividends from the Alaska Permanent Fund will total $1.15 billion, boosting virtually every segment of the economy.

Friday crash leaves 1 dead, 1 injured
A Kenai teen died in an early-morning single-vehicle accident Friday.

Ryan Alan Flood
Lifetime Kenai resident Ryan Alan Flood died Friday, Oct. 6, 2000, in Soldotna from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. He was 18.

Mary "Clydean" Black
Longtime Kenai resident Mary "Clydean" Black died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2000, at her home in Kenai. She was 62.

Who's to say what draws us to new places or prompts us to return to old ones?
I moved in June. Left Alaska for Lake Havasu City, Ariz. Traded my car for one with air conditioning. Packed in everything that fit, including my dog and two cats, and headed south.

Politics as usual bad for voters, democracy
This year's presidential race is unlikely to win any converts to partisan politics as usual.

Funny people on a serious mission
Clowning around is serious business for Gary and Sharon Hale of Soldotna. Their alter egos, Captain Burn-ee and E.D.I.T.H., have been teaching Kenai Peninsula children about fire safety for years.

My Best Friend
There's no doubt about it, Sneakers loes his ice cream. is owner, Lowell and Myrna Choat of Kenai, will vouch for that.

Technology pays off for 'fatherless' woman
Framed pictures of family and friends line the walls and dot various areas in Pat Robinson's Kenai home. But the newest photo lies naked on her coffee table while her daughters look for recognizable traits in the subject.

Season gets going at Ninilchik tourney
About 90 wrestlers representing eight schools met at Ninilchik Saturday for the Ninilchik Invitational.

Holloway goes over 1,000 receiving yards
The Nikiski High School football team made some history Saturday in the Alaska School Activities Association Small-Schools State Championship played at Anchorage Football Stadium.

Reilly scores two TDs to lead Nikiski
The Alaska School Activities Association Small-Schools Football Championship has gone to the 'Dawgs.

Homer swimmers sweep Skyview
The Homer swim team rolled to a sweep of Skyview Friday at Homer. The Mariners girls collected a 192-92 victory, while the Mariners boys won 189-14.

Seahawks netters up to challenge
Homer High School hosted the Peninsula Challenge Friday and Saturday. The participating teams were the Seward Seahawks, the Soldotna Stars, the Kenai Kardinals and the Homer Mariners.

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