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Saturday, October 13, 2001

Council: Katie John appeal missed deadline
JUNEAU (AP) -- The state Legislative Council was denied a request to appeal the Katie John case before the U.S. Supreme Court, a legislative leader said.

Alaska's commercial fishermen come up with marketing plan
PETERSBURG (AP) -- After years of losing a grip on domestic and Japanese markets, Alaska's commercial fishermen are now determined to fight for a fair market share for their wild salmon.

Murkowski presses for organic label for wild Alaskan salmon
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Frank Murkowski is urging the Secretary of Agriculture to move forward with an organic label for wild Alaskan salmon.

Bristol Bay area mourns loss of Native leaders
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A day after the crash of a PenAir flight in Dillingham, victims were remembered for their leadership and contributions to the Bristol Bay region.

No National Guard protection planned for Kenai airport
KENAI (AP) -- The Alaska National Guard will not be providing protection at the Kenai Municipal Airport.

Review team says UAF making progress
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The chairman of the team reviewing operations at the University of Alaska Fairbanks says the campus is making progress toward recovering from the ''dark times in Alaskan education.''

A's one game away from sweep
NEW YORK -- These brash Oakland Athletics are one win from ending the New York Yankees' latest dynasty.

Seattle evens series with Tribe
SEATTLE -- Of the 117 wins the Seattle Mariners have amassed during their remarkable season, none meant nearly as much as No. 1 of the playoffs.

Chinooks return -- in a big way
MAUPIN, Ore. -- After a spring and summer of chasing salmon with boat, motor and gillnets, Harold Blackwolf was savoring being back on a wooden scaffold over churning water, fishing the way his ancestors fished in a place they have come since the beginning of time.

Cheechako's guide to Skyline Trail
I had to slide, stumble or trip at least 15 times on my second trek on the Skyline Trail before I felt that the trail was truly my own. Even though it was my second time on the trail, it was still a new experience. This time out, it had been raining, and I struggled against my natural instinct to stay inside where it was dry.

Familiar foes face off in title game
There will be an air of familiarity Saturday when the Nikiski squares off with Seward in the Alaska School Activities Association small-schools football state championship.

Pizzeria fire still puzzles officials
Investigation continues into a predawn blaze that gutted a popular Soldotna eatery Wednesday.

Assembly contributes to CIRCAC projects
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly appropriated $250,000 for environmental monitoring, oil spill contingency plan reviews and other projects of an oversight group formed after the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

Photo feature: On the move
A cargo ship passes Mount Redoubt as it makes its way south recently. The active volcano is one of four that is visible from the Cook Inlet shoreline.

'No place to run or hide'
WASHINGTON -- A month after the deadliest attack on America, President Bush said Thursday the government was

Allies send help in defense of U.S.
The last time a European contingent came to the defense of the United States, there was scarcely a United States to defend.

Connie L. (Henson) Lauria
Soldotna resident Connie L. (Henson) Lauria died unexpectedly Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at her home. She was 46.

Letters to the Editor
Private prison: A thoughtful, thankful look back on issueIf borough wants to expand powers, it needs to ask residents -- firstPipeline shooting, lack of patrols show Alaska risks terrorist attack18 is old enough to join military, but too young to buy cigarettes

Unresolved issues related to private prison face Alaska
Kenai Peninsula residents made it clear earlier this month they were not interested in a private prison proposal. Nevertheless, discussion of the prison raised other issues that remain unresolved. Those issues should be addressed statewide before memories of what happened on the peninsula completely fade.

Disappearing kettle ponds reveal a drying Kenai Peninsula
When the glaciers left the Soldotna-Sterling area some 14,000 years ago, the glacier fronts didn't recede smoothly like their modern descendants, such as Portage or Skilak glaciers.

Cheechako's guide to Skyline Trail
I had to slide, stumble or trip at least 15 times on my second trek on the Skyline Trail before I felt that the trail was truly my own. Even though it was my second time on the trail, it was still a new experience. This time out, it had been raining, and I struggled against my natural instinct to stay inside where it was dry.

Chinooks return -- in a big way
MAUPIN, Ore. -- After a spring and summer of chasing salmon with boat, motor and gillnets, Harold Blackwolf was savoring being back on a wooden scaffold over churning water, fishing the way his ancestors fished in a place they have come since the beginning of time.

Around the Peninsula
Soldotna mall hosts health fairIndependent Blind meeting rescheduledSoldotna chamber's pie auction SaturdaySoldotna Historical Society board meets SaturdayFisherman's Fund meeting TuesdayMedical assistants to meet TuesdaySchool funding workshop WednesdaySci-fi adventure plannedSwimming lessons plannedPotters Guild to host exhibitTravel stipends availableKenai chamber to auction, raffleMen's city league basketball on tapClothing available for those in need

Soldotna couple gets Racial Justice Award
On Sept. 29, Dr. John and Sherry Kasukonis of Soldotna were recipients of the Racial Justice Award at the annual meeting of the United Methodist Women's Alaska Conference at Meier Lake.

Bridging the ethnic gaps
MOSTAR, Bosnia-Herzego-vina -- Amid the rubble of Mostar's war-wrecked main square, Zoran Mandlbaum caresses the cornerstone for a new synagogue -- a temple of hope he prays will help reunite this ethnically divided city.

God is good for all of the time
"Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord: and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance."

Religion Briefs
Special guest to speak at serviceKenai Aglow to meet MondayWomen's conference planned Oct. 19-20

Religious community could help reduce teen sex, pregnancy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Teens say morals, values and religion play a major role in their decisions about sex, according to a report that suggests religious institutions are allies in efforts to reduce teen pregnancy.

Green Bay should top Baltimore
Yes, the Baltimore Ravens slipped up in Cincinnati. No, people don't expect them to slip up again, not even at Lambeau Field.

Basketball gets blast of fresh Air
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- When Michael Jordan caught the perfect alley-oop pass from teammate Courtney Alexander, just about everybody watching thought they knew what was coming.

Heavy Tyson ready to rumble
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Mike Tyson is the heaviest he's ever been for a fight. He also might be in the best shape.

Packers' Favre faces fearsome Ravens defense
When Baltimore, the No. 1-ranked defense (of course), goes to Lambeau Field on Sunday, it will find (surprise!) the No. 2 ranked defense, which belongs to the Packers.

Islanders top New Jersey, move record to 4-0
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Mark Parrish scored three goals as the surprising New York Islanders became the second NHL team to ever open a season with four straight road wins, defeating the New Jersey Devils 6-4 on Thursday night.

Sports Briefs
Capitals, Jagr close to $60 million extensionCooper fined $5,000 for San Francisco fightGwynn has right knee 'scopedSelig wants to add punch to All-Star game

Lehman fires 10-under 62 to set pace at Invensys Classic
LAS VEGAS -- Tom Lehman shot a career-low 62 Thursday to tie a PGA Tour record for 36 holes and put himself at the top of a trio of revitalized veterans in the Invensys Classic at Las Vegas.

No. 22 Maryland tops No. 15 Georgia Tech in OT
ATLANTA -- Nick Novak kicked a 26-yard field goal in overtime and No. 22 Maryland remained unbeaten when Joe Burns fumbled for 15th-ranked Georgia Tech, giving coach Ralph Friedgen a 20-17 victory over his former school Thursday night.

Jordan's fine, Wizards stink
The news is not good. Not the news on Michael Jordan. He's going to be fine. In time. The Wizards are another story. Right now, they'd be lucky to beat the Washington Generals.

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