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Tuesday, October 9, 2001

Environmental report says proposed project could hurt wildlife
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- According to a draft environmental impact study, a proposed high-power transmission line could hurt wildlife on the northern Kenai Peninsula.

Locations where National Guard troops will offer airport security
Here's a list of the locations where the 230 Alaska National Guard troops mobilized for airport security will be stationed. Troops are expected to report to airports in Anchorage, Fairbanks and Valdez on Monday. They are expected to arrive in Juneau on Tuesday.

First National Guard troops posted at airports on Monday
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- National Guard troops began providing added security at airports in Anchorage, Fairbanks on Monday and were expected to be posted at the airport in Valdez later in the day.

State considers checkpoints, restrictions on Dalton Highway traffic in response to attacks
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- State officials are considering restricting traffic on the Dalton Highway to protect the trans-Alaska oil pipeline and North Slope oil facilities from terrorist attacks.

Oil flowing again after repairs made to trans-Alaska pipeline
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Crude oil resumed flowing through the trans-Alaska pipeline Sunday after workers welded over a bullet hole in the line that caused 285,600 gallons of oil to spew onto the Alaska wilderness.

President skips Alaska stopover during Asia trip
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- President George W. Bush will not stop in Alaska next week on his way to an economic summit.

Kwethluk man drowns
BETHEL (AP) -- A Kwethluk man drowned while traveling by boat from Bethel to Kwethluk early Friday morning.

Second trial begins for Ketchikan man accused of murder
KETCHIKAN (AP) -- Jury selection began Monday in the retrial of Jose M. ''Che'' Mateu, charged with first-degree murder in the January 2000 death of his father, Jose R. Mateu, in their home.

Oct. 4, 2001 The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner laments voter turnout amid patriotic fervor
The results of Tuesday's local election weren't surprising. No, not who won or lost the races. We mean the incredibly low voter turnout.

Police release name of man who died in rollover of stolen car
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Police have released the name of an Anchorage man who died early Monday when he lost control of a stolen car.

Postal restrictions put Wasilla hatchery in bind
WASILLA (AP) -- When the terrorist attacks back East grounded planes in Anchorage, Anthony Schmidt helped rescue thousands of stranded birds. The Wasilla area farmer took in 7,500 baby chickens headed for Korea that would have otherwise died.

Bomb-making instructions found in bags near Fairbanks airport
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Two bags containing bomb-making instructions and military materials were found in the woods next to Fairbanks International Airport during a routine security patrol, airport police said.

Cook Inlet walrus not dead after all
SOLDOTNA (AP) -- ''Wally'' the walrus apparently is not dead after all.

Anchorage school board restricts student access to sex book
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Anchorage School Board has decided to limit student access to a controversial sex education book.

Famed attorney Johnnie Cochran to be featured speaker at fund-raiser
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Famed attorney Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. will speak at a fund-raising dinner in Fairbanks next month.

Salcha man drives car into party bonfire
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A 19-year-old Salcha man drove his car into a bonfire at a weekend party near North Pole, Alaska State Troopers said.

Man charged with murder in Iliamna shooting
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- An Iliamna man has been charged with first-degree murder in the killing of another man in the isolated community last week.

Chena Hot Springs Resort sentenced to 2-year probation, $1 fine
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A legal battle between the state and Chena Hot Springs Resort has ended.

Oct. 5, 2001 The Anchorage Daily News bemoans the present state of U.S. intelligence gathering capabilities
One of the few certainties in the debate surrounding the response to Sept. 11 is that U.S. intelligence-gathering needs a boost. The answer is apparent, but not easy: We need both brainpower and connections all over the world.

Alaska Airlines begins flights to Washington, D.C.
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Alaska Airlines has begun offering flights to the East Coast, nearly a month after the terrorist attacks.

Oct. 2, 2001 The Anchorage Daily News suggests a Permanent Fund day of reckoning
This year's Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation annual report arrives with a reminder on the inside front cover of one of the core facts of Alaska's economic future: While oil revenues are falling over time, Permanent Fund income is rising. The question is what to do with that fact.

Stevens says Alaska troops face deployment in anti-terrorism war
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Troops from the Army brigade in Alaska would be among the first called up if regular ground troops are needed in the war against terrorism, according to U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens.

Delta Junction in line for $1 million in federal funds for maintenance
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The city of Delta Junction is in line to receive $1 million in federal funds for maintenance of city facilities and streets, including the existing landfill and the airport.

Cleanup work continues at spill site
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- About a hundred workers were cleaning up Monday at the site where a bullet pierced the trans-Alaska oil pipeline, causing a leak that spewed nearly 300,000 gallons of crude.

Man dies in rollover of stolen car
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- An Anchorage man died early Monday when he lost control of the stolen car and it rolled, according to Anchorage police.

Man charged with stabbing school children pleads no contest
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Twelve-year-old Frank De La Cruz and his 10-year-old brother Sam came face-to-face Monday with the man charged with attempting to murder five of their friends.

Seminar paints grim picture of Bering Sea season
DILLINGHAM (AP) -- A seminar on the Bering Sea and the people who depend on its bounty painted a grim picture of what is occurring off Alaska's coast.

Oral Freeman instrumental in creating Permanent Fund
JUNEAU (AP) -- Oral E. Freeman, a former lawmaker who played a major role in creating the Alaska Permanent Fund, died on Saturday in Ketchikan. He was 85.

Board votes to expand state-required testing
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Students in grades five through nine will be required to take achievement tests even though the chairwoman of the state Board of Education and the student member have called the tests useless.

Storm again batters eroding Shishmaref
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Gale force winds and driving rain thrashed Shishmaref for more than 12 hours, tearing away at the thin barrier island in the Chukchi Sea and forcing at least one family from their home.

Hells Angels property in Anchorage for sale
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Hells Angels in Anchorage are selling their clubhouse for larger digs. But don't expect the secretive motorcycle club to hold an open house.

Veneer mill reopens after running out of wood
KETCHIKAN (AP) -- Gateway Forest Products resumed operations at its veneer mill after being idle for a week by a lack of timber, the company said.

Mother charged with assault in crash that injures kids
KETCHIKAN (AP) -- A woman is charged with felony assault and drunk driving after a car crash that injured two of her children, police said.

Oct. 6, 2001 The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner on restoring trust among the flying public
Many Americans seem to be more than a little nervous about taking to the skies since the Sept. 11 hijackings.

As usual, pitching plays key role in playoffs
Greg Maddux is ready to renew the quest and the Seattle Mariners are eager to start, too. Mark McGwire might even join this party.

Bonds: Record will be broken soon
SAN FRANCISCO -- In the 70 seasons from 1928 to 1997, the home run record was broken once. Now it's been smashed twice in the last four years, and Barry Bonds figures his new record of 73 might not last long.

Texas stops record chase
SEATTLE -- The Seattle Mariners fell one win short of setting a major league record for victories in a year, losing their regular season finale 4-3 to the Texas Rangers on Sunday.

Barry bombs 73rd homer
SAN FRANCISCO -- Barry Bonds wrapped up his record-breaking season with his 73rd homer and shattered yet another of baseball's hallowed marks by topping the slugging percentage record that Babe Ruth had owned for 81 years.

Padres slugger caps off incredible career
SAN DIEGO -- Tony Gwynn took batting practice early in the afternoon, spraying balls to all fields.

Germano, Dyson race nears decision
The Kenai Peninsula School District Seat F race continued to boil as the margin between incumbent Deborah Germano and challenger Gene Dyson grew slightly from 20 votes to 27.

Women bike to raise money for AIDS cure
Trekking 500 miles on a bike from Fairbanks to Anchorage to raise money for an AIDS vaccine may seem philanthropic. To Nikiski resident Margo Chilson, who participated in the ride with her friend Kim Kenyon from New York, the kindness in participating was done to her, not the other way around.

NOW PLAYING: Training Day
Denzel Washington is a great actor. I'm not really going out on a limb by saying that; I think most people would agree that saying Denzel Washington can act is like saying Michael Jordan can jump a little. But I really mean it, Denzel Washington is a great actor.

U.S. pounds Afghanistan in day 2
WASHINGTON -- The United States pounded terrorist targets in Afghanistan from the air for a second night Monday in an effort to undercut the Taliban militia sheltering Osama bin Laden. Anti-Taliban forces inside Afghanistan appeared ready to strike in concert with the American barrage.

Agencies to join forces for school drill
Passing citizens may see troopers, police and firefighters swarming Redoubt Elementary School in Soldotna from 1 to 4 p.m. today.

Schools halt trips overseas
Traveling abroad can be one of the most exciting, memorable and educational experiences in a young person's life. But recent world events have reached into Kenai Peninsula schools and put a damper on planned trips.

Parade, politics, patriotism meet in parade
NEW YORK -- With bombs falling on Afghanistan again and New York on high alert against a terrorist counterattack, the city held a flag-waving, red-white-and-blue Columbus Day parade Monday.

Sterling Highway right-of-way issue not over yet, says DOT
Many signs along the Sterling Highway through downtown Soldotna are closer to being moved or removed, though a meeting not yet scheduled holds out the possibility of postponing the action.

Assembly to swear in 3 before addressing business
Swearing in three recently elected assembly members will kick off Tuesday's meeting of the Kenai Peninsula Borough assembly.

U.S. launches missile attacks
WASHINGTON -- American and British forces unleashed a punishing air attack Sunday against military targets and Osama bin Laden's training camps inside Afghanistan, striking at terrorists blamed for the attacks that murdered thousands in New York and Washington.

Arctic Power readies for ANWAR fight
Before Sept. 11, the possibility that Congress would authorize oil and gas exploration on the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge seemed remote, said former legislator Mike Navarre of Kenai.

Peninsula school district rearranges administration
The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has rearranged its top tier of administrators.

Around the Peninsula
Fiscal policy is topic of meetingHospice program seeks volunteersAllergy support group to meetDonations neededKeyboarding class offeredRed Cross seeks instructorsFisherman's Fund to meetFolk dance plannedKenai center hosts exhibitSeaLife Center starts Senior Sundays

I.V. Graham
I.V. Graham died Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, in Spokane, Wash., at Sacred Heart Hospital of complications from asbestosis. He was 64.

Deneace Gravening
Nikiski resident Deneace Gravening died Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, at the Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna of cardiac arrest. She was 46.

George A. Ioanin
Sterling resident George A. Ioanin died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001, at Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. He was 78.

U.S. begins war against terrorists
Newspapers from around the country on the U.S. retaliation

Overcoming bipartisan heartburn in the capital
WASHINGTON -- Meeting with Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta, top House Republicans pressed hard for the White House to issue executive orders designed to make air travel safer, rather than accept legislation federalizing airport workers.

Spill response readiness gets boost
If oil spills into the water, the first few hours are critical to a successful response. Either the spiller or government agencies must immediately begin deploying the necessary response personnel and equipment needed to contain the oil and protect sensitive areas.

Letters to the Editor
Group wanted forum in neutral location; no boycott intendedComic strip 'B.C.' far more upsetting than 'DoonesburyAsk not what your community can do for you, but what you can do...Military action necessary part of U.S. response to Sept. 11 attacks

Keeping shaky Pakistan in fold essential for U.S.
Imagine the quandary facing Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf. He's a dictator, which creates awkwardness on its own. ... A growing number of his impoverished countrymen are fondly disposed toward Is

Women bike to raise money for AIDS cure
Trekking 500 miles on a bike from Fairbanks to Anchorage to raise money for an AIDS vaccine may seem philanthropic. To Nikiski resident Margo Chilson, who participated in the ride with her friend Kim Kenyon from New York, the kindness in participating was done to her, not the other way around.

Announcements
Distance learning scholarship offeredAglow meeting setKenai Library schedule

Ask a Trooper
Question: What is the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor?

Around the Peninsula
State fiscal policy is Tuesday topicRC&D meeting slatedMultimedia art, craft show displayed in KenaiHealthy Communities meeting to be heldRed Cross seeks first aid-CPR instructorsGroup offers disabled travel aid to conferenceFamily, community folk dances resume

Nikiski Fire Chief elected president of AFCA
Nikiski Fire Department Chief Billy W. Harris was elected president of the Alaska Fire Chiefs Association on Sept. 29.

Women bike to raise money for AIDS cure
Trekking 500 miles on a bike from Fairbanks to Anchorage to raise money for an AIDS vaccine may seem philanthropic. To Nikiski resident Margo Chilson, who participated in the ride with her friend Kim Kenyon from New York, the kindness in participating was done to her, not the other way around.

Peninsula school district rearranges administration
The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has rearranged its top tier of administrators.

Community Schools
Soldotna Community School brochures have been mailed to the 99669 zip code box holders, general delivery and city routes. Extra brochures are available at the Soldotna and Kenai public libraries and the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District building.

Senior Briefs
What activities are available for local seniors

Senior Menus
What's on the menu for area seniors

Lead 'Dawg
When coaches refer to go-to guys, they're usually talking about a runner they can count on to pop a good race at state, or a wrestler they can count on to tally up crucial points for the team.

De Ferran takes control of CART championship
HOUSTON -- Gil de Ferran took control of the CART championship chase Sunday with an overpowering victory.

Sports Briefs
Stefan to miss 4 to 6 weeks after surgeryBCS changes release date of first standingsPatriots receiver returns, problems remainHall of Famer K.C. Jones diagnosed with cancer

Does Rams-Lions spell huge rout?
PONTIAC, Mich. -- Mike Martz and Kurt Warner are saying all the right things.

Sports Briefs
Gold Kings top Aces again

Delasin takes Samsung world title
VALLEJO, Calif. -- Dorothy Delasin gave her roaring galleries plenty to cheer.

Rams batter, Lions whimper
PONTIAC, Mich. -- For the St. Louis Rams, remaining the NFL's only unbeaten team was as simple as pitch and catch.

Jake Snakes Arizona past Eagles
PHILADELPHIA -- Jake Plummer threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to MarTay Jenkins with 9 seconds left Sunday, lifting the Arizona Cardinals to a 21-20 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.

Kenyan wins Chicago Marathon, shatters two-week-old women's record
CHICAGO -- Running the final 15 miles pretty much by herself, Catherine Ndereba of Kenya easily won the Chicago Marathon on Sunday and broke the world mark set just a week ago.

Bruins rip Capitals, move record to 3-0
BOSTON -- Joe Thornton had a goal and two assists, and Byron Dafoe stopped 22 shots for his 100th win in Boston as the Bruins beat the Washington Capitals 4-0 Monday.

Rangers top Buffalo in OT
NEW YORK -- Brian Leetch scored with 2:15 left in overtime as the New York Rangers beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-4 Sunday night.

U.S. tops Jamaica
FOXBORO, Mass. (AP) -- The U.S. players huddled in the north end of Foxboro Stadium, waiting.

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