Monday, October 9, 2000

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.

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.

Bear mauls man on Kodiak Island
KODIAK (AP) -- A 53-year-old man was reported in stable condition at a hospital here after being mauled by a brown bear during the weekend.

Kenai teen killed in vehicle accident
SOLDOTNA (AP) -- A Kenai teen died Friday in a single-vehicle accident, Soldotna police said.

Haines city management to change next October
HAINES (AP) -- Voters in Haines have decided to switch from a strong mayor system of government to a city manager.

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.

Budget bill could bail out Kake Tribal Corp.
JUNEAU (AP) -- A bill headed to President Clinton's desk could bring economic revival to Kake Tribal Corp., which filed for bankruptcy a year ago.

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.

Fairbanks girl wins Harry Potter essay
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Sarah Brown is going on a Harry Potter-inspired adventure.

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.

Million Dollar bridge may be repaired
CORDOVA (AP) -- The state Transportation Depart-ment is looking at making repairs to the Million Dollar Bridge, which spans the Copper River near Cordova.

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

Bids open for next round of Idid-a-riders
WASILLA (AP) -- The Iditarod Trail Committee is taking bids again from people who want to ride with mushers at the start of the race from Anchorage to Nome.

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.

Bear mauls man on Kodiak Island
KODIAK (AP) -- A 43-year-old man was reported in stable condition at a hospital here after being mauled by a brown bear over the weekend.

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.

Church members re-erect monument at Nushagak Bay
DILLINGHAM (AP) -- A monument to faith and determination towers again 40 feet above the ground and can be seen clearly across Nushagak Bay.

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.

Organizers say trails system would showcase Southeast Alaska
JUNEAU (AP) -- Organizers are hoping they can create a system of trails across Southeast Alaska that would make the region a world-class adventure travel destination.

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.

Washington man dies in boating accident year Yakutat
YAKUTAT (AP) -- The body of a man from Olympia, Wash. who was swept away in a fast-moving river was found Sunday.

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.

Bosnian foresters learn about warfare's effects from UAF study
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Officials from the Republic of Bosnia are meeting at the University of Alaska Fairbanks this week to discuss the future of the forest in that war-torn European country.

Dividend spurs spending spree
KENAI (AP) -- This year's Alaska Permanent Fund dividend is giving a billion-dollar boost to Alaska's economy.

Poll on oil development in ANWR inconclusive, despite statement
FAIRBANKS -- The day after Al Gore and George W. Bush debated whether to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a congressman stood on the floor of the U.S. House and delivered what would no doubt be surprising news for many Alaskans.

Around the Peninsula
After-school program to hold orientationCouncil to meetFall festival slated, pets welcomeBooster club to hold swapChamber to hold weekly luncheonSenior center to hold German mealSeaLife center to hold haunted house

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

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.

Kenai man objects to mayor's comments
Prominent Kenai businessman Randy Daly gave the Kenai City Council a piece of his mind Wednesday night regarding comments that were made at the previous meeting about buying locally.

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.

Refresher course keeps peninsula ready for disaster
A varied group of area law enforcement, emergency services personnel and management leaders got a refresher course this week in dealing with disasters.

Photo feature: Heated up
Chris Stephl throws another log on the fire while clearing brush from his Soldotna yard Sunday afternoon.

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.

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.

Another fortress-like wall tumbles down
Once again, Thursday, the awesome strength and unpredictability of democratic will was on display, this time in Belgrade.

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

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.

4-H says thanks for successful auctionSoldotna seniors well supplied with salmon, wild game

Kelli and Doug Brewer, of Nikiski

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.

Community News
Action plan to be discussed at meetingElectric Light Parade plannedRecognition week plannedDifferent type of beauty pageant slatedWomen's applications soughtProgram honoring young women launchedChild care announces food programWin a new homeKenai Community Library news

Community Schools
Soldotna Community Schools is celebrating 25 years of Community Education (1975-2000).

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.

Peninsula People
Kasilof man selected as R.A.

Juneau woman helps patients deal with the details of dying and terminal illnesses
While most of us think about death only when a loved one is injured or ailing, death constantly whispers in Jan Young's ear.

Church celebrates 40 years in area
Though few were around for the beginning, many will gather Sunday to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star of the North Lutheran Church's presence in Kenai.

Alaska SeaLife Center news
Coastal Cleanup Day planned Murre research project continues Membership appreciation day nears

Just ducky
Joan Schrader poses at a recent Kenai Chamber of Commerce luncheon with her winning duck and a $6,000 check.

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.

School district awaits test scores
Testing is on everyone's mind this week within the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District.

Skyview netters earn tourney win in Juneau
The Skyview volleyball team came back from losing two games to Juneau in Friday's pool play to sweep the Crimson Bears in Saturday's championship game of the Juneau Invitational Volleyball Extravaganza, also known as the JIVE tournament.

Yankees end season for A's
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Mike Stanton strolled through the New York Yankees' clubhouse, dripping with champagne and waving a bottle of bubbly in his left hand.

Season ends for peninsula Pop Warner
The Pop Warner football season ended for Kenai Peninsula teams Sunday. The Kenai League hosted the Tundra Bowl for the Kenai, Anchorage and Eagle River Leagues at Kenai Central High School and Skyview High School. It was the first time a Pop Warner bowl has been played on the peninsula.

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.

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

Good day for New York. Bad day for California.
NEW YORK -- Bobby J. Jones made a name for himself and carved out a place in postseason lore.

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.

Steelers get on Bus, Jets left at station
There are now just two unbeaten teams in the NFL.

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.

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

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