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Sunday, October 14, 2001

Haines eagle population healthy
HAINES (AP) -- The population of young eagles in the Haines area is thriving.

Sole survivor of PenAir flight dies
DILLINGHAM (AP) -- The only survivor of Wednesday's PenAir crash near Dillingham has died, bringing the death toll to 10.

Haines economy weathers loss of cruise ship traffic well
HAINES (AP) -- A pair of business indicators shows the Haines economy is doing better than some had expected, given this summer's sharp downturn in cruise ship dockings.

Anchorage man pleads no contest to felony assault of officer
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- An Anchorage man has pleaded no contest to felony assault after driving down a street with a police officer hanging out of his car window.

National Guard begins patrols at Juneau airport
JUNEAU (AP) -- Nine member of the Army National Guard began regular patrols at Juneau Airport to provide added security there.

Fairbanks man found guilty of sexually assaulting girl
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A jury has found a Fairbanks man guilty of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl and threatening her with a knife.

Anchorage man arrested in shaken baby death
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- An Anchorage man has been charged with second-degree murder for the death of a baby last May.

Study finds twilight riskiest for moose-car collisions
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Twilight is the riskiest time for moose-car collisions, according to two Finnish scientists.

Yukon Pacific drastically cutting staff
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Yukon Pacific Corp. is downsizing its staff, including its chief executive, Jeff Lowenfels.

Quality concerns make Japanese buyers wary of Alaska shrimp
PETERSBURG (AP) -- Pot shrimpers in Southeast are being warned to maintain quality or Japanese buyers won't be interested in purchasing Alaska shrimp.

Toddler drowns in St. Michael ditch
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A two-year-old girl drowned in a ditch near her St. Michael home, Alaska State Troopers said Friday.

Spanky Paine gets another chance to sail the seas
SEWARD (AP) -- For the first time in five years, saltwater again is lapping against the 107-year-old hull of the Spanky Paine.

Borough, municipal league want more community say over road projects
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The Fairbanks North Star Borough and the Alaska Municipal League say state highway officials are trying to dilute local governments' influence on the design of state-funded construction projects.

Large grant will boost biomedical research at UA
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A $6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will be used to boost biomedical research in Alaska.

University gets grant to build biomedical research
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The University of Alaska has received a grant, totaling $6 million over three years, from the National Institutes of Health, to build biomedical research infrastructure in the state.

Crashed aircraft safe, reliable if pilots follow procedures
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- When a PenAir Cessna 208 Caravan crashed after takeoff from Dillingham last week, killing 10 people, it was the 27th time the aircraft was involved in a fatal accident in the nation, according to National Transportation Safety Board records.

Pipeline shooting suspect indicted
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The man accused of shooting a hole in the trans-Alaska oil pipeline last week was indicted Friday by a Fairbanks grand jury.

Man charged with shooting pipeline no stranger to trouble
LIVENGOOD (AP) -- Ask neighbors, acquaintances and family about how Danny Lewis went wrong and they all say the same thing: Things never went right.

Borough grant to help spill watchdog
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council has received a $250,000 grant from the Kenai Peninsula Borough.

Farmed salmon showing up again in Alaska waters
PETERSBURG (AP) -- High numbers of escaped farmed fish are showing up along the coast of British Columbia and a few dozen of the Atlantic salmon have been turned into the Alaska Department of Fish and Game after they were captured in state waters.

President Bush: Put ANWR drilling in energy bill
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- President Bush has urged Congress to adopt comprehensive energy legislation, which includes drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Fairbanks police honor first officer killed on duty
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The grave of a long-forgotten police hero was commemorated with a plaque Friday.

Man attacks couple with hatchet
JUNEAU (AP) -- A man was arrested after he threatened a couple with a hatchet during an altercation at an apartment complex early Thursday, Juneau Police said.

Murkowski wants experts in Alaska considered for next spill
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Frank Murkowski said it may be time to have experts trained in Alaska to respond more quickly to oil spills such as the one caused by a bullet through the trans-Alaska pipeline 10 days ago.

Exxon can't deduct processing costs from Point McIntyre find
JUNEAU (AP) -- The state Supreme Court has refused a request by Exxon to deduct $24 million from oil royalties paid to the state from the Point McIntyre fields.

Airport security companies boost wages
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Companies that screen passengers for weapons and explosives at Anchorage's international airport are giving workers raises of up to $4.50 an hour.

Permanent fund flu strikes at dividend time
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Dorinda Hansen, manager of a Chevron station, was pulling double shifts last week. Happens every year when those darned Alaska Permanent Fund dividends go out.

Elmendorf completes contamination cleanup
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Contractors at Elmendorf Air Force Base have completed the removal of contaminated soil and debris from a construction site near the Boniface gate.

Cardinals force fifth game with Diamondbacks
ST. LOUIS -- Bud Smith did his part, sending the St. Louis Cardinals to a decisive Game 5. Now, all they have to do is beat Curt Schilling. At Bank One Ballpark.

Indians one game from ousting Mariners
CLEVELAND -- Nobody has had their way with the Seattle Mariners this season quite like the Cleveland Indians.

Yankees survive Oakland's first test
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Mike Mussina did the hard work. Jorge Posada provided the only run. Then a backup cutoff man named Derek Jeter supplied the magic that kept the New York Yankees alive.

Exercising parents may raise exercising children, but it's no sure thing
WASHINGTON -- Parents who exercise tend to have children who exercise, but researchers caution that it's not something a parent can count on.

Run for your life! Sport offers more than just exercise
I have had the privilege of running for 25 years, injury-free. To commemorate this milestone and to celebrate the excellent health I have been blessed with, I decided to run a marathon.

Bulldogs defend small-schools state title
While Nikiski and Seward met on the common ground of Anchorage Football Stadium Saturday to determine the small-schools state champion, the roads each team followed to get there couldn't have been different.

Close vote rekindles debate over districted board
The current policy of holding boroughwide elections for seats on the school board is being scrutinized after candidates from outlying areas faced tough fights despite receiving the majority of votes in their areas.

Anthrax scare temporarily closes Sterling post office Saturday
An apparent prank preying on national fears of terrorism created an anthrax scare at the Sterling Post Office Saturday, which prompted an investigation involving the Alaska State Troopers and the FBI.

FBI requests 'heightened alert' status
The FBI issued a warning that law enforcement agencies should be on heightened alert against the possibility of further terrorist attacks against the U.S. in the next several days. Lieutenant Jeff Kohler of the Kenai Police Department said the department is concerned, but has no reason to suspect any specific activity related to terrorism in the area.

Photo feature: Holdout
Fall colors cling to a single tree in the Kenai Mountains above Skilak Lake Friday following an early-season snowfall. Low temperatures forecast for the coming days don't bode well for the remaining fall colors.

Bush says week of bombing taking toll
WASHINGTON -- As fear of anthrax and yet more terrorism took a toll on America's nerves, President Bush assured the public Saturday: ''We are taking strong precautions.'' He said terrorists and their Taliban allies, pounded by a seventh day of airstrikes, are ''paying a price.''

Wenceslaus Shea
Wenceslaus "Bud" Shea of Ninilchik and Plainfield, Iowa, died at his home in Plainfield on Friday, Oct. 12, 2001, from an apparent heart attack. He was 67.

Americans share their their thoughts on what's different since Sept. 11
A Nobel Prize winner wonders how rationality could fail so completely. A singer feels the need to ''stand up'' with her voice, and raise spirits. A former college president thinks about how Americans can reach out to a world with so many have-nots.

We're hurting, but we'll heal
It happened a month ago. Those unimaginable terroristic acts. I watched over and over again in horror as history changed, ingraining in my brain images I will never forget. I sat glued to the television every chance I got and absorbed every detail, dissected every piece of information. How could this happen?

State budget woes present opportunity to find viable solution
Two events last week highlighted the in-congruent nature of Alaska's financial situation. Tuesday evening, residents gathered for a town meeting hosted by Rep. Ken Lancaster, R-Soldotna, to get information and suggest ways to bridge the state's $1 billion budget gap.

Pulliam, Dewitt wed under gazebo
Teresa Pulliam of Seldovia and Kelly Dewitt, formerly of Sanger, Calif., were married Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001, in an outdoor ceremony at the gazebo in Leif Hansen Memor-ial Park in Kenai.

Choat, Tucker marry in August
Melody Choat and Johnathan Tucker were married Sunday, Aug. 12, 2001, at Green Lake Chalet at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage. Michael Michell officiated.

Boats going up for the winter
The Earth follows its path around the sun and summer slides toward winter. Endless light of long summer days grows dim. Green leaves become flecks of gold. Dropping temperatures promise the return of snow and ice.

Run for your life! Sport offers more than just exercise
I have had the privilege of running for 25 years, injury-free. To commemorate this milestone and to celebrate the excellent health I have been blessed with, I decided to run a marathon.

My Best Friend
Sister, a 6-year-old Siamese-Manx, finds her six toes help her keep a better grip for perching. She seems to think the quilt was modeled after her, according to her owners Marilyn Wheeless and John Osborne of Kenai.

Gere, Harnum marry in museum
Michelle Jeanine Gere and Jonathan David Harnum were wed Sunday, May 27, 2001, in an evening ceremony at the Anchorage Museum of History and Art by Scott Larkin Gere.

Exercising parents may raise exercising children, but it's no sure thing
WASHINGTON -- Parents who exercise tend to have children who exercise, but researchers caution that it's not something a parent can count on.

Lake is backdrop for McKendry, Duncan wedding
Helene Duncan and Steven McKendry were married Saturday, June 30, 2001, at Johnson Lake Wayside in Kasilof. Allen McKendry, brother of the groom, of Depew, Okla., officiated.

Around the Peninsula
Defensive driving class offeredKPB superintendent to speak at chamber lunchSmall business workshop offeredSocial Security representative to visit communitiesDAV meeting slatedAARP meeting plannedSnowmachine party to be heldHospital service board meeting to be heldFestival of Bacchus slatedForest Service cabin to be closed

McCarron takes three-shot lead at Invensys Classic
LAS VEGAS -- Scott McCarron shot a 9-under-par 63 Saturday in ideal playing conditions to take a three-shot lead over Tom Lehman going into the final round of the Invensys Classic at Las Vegas.

Jordan looks great in second game
MIAMI (AP) -- This was the Michael Jordan everybody remembers.

Tyson wins heavyweight bout when Nielsen can't continue
COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- Six rounds not only gave Mike Tyson some much needed work, it may also have gotten him another shot at the heavyweight title.

Skyview sweeps Soldotna
The Soldotna volleyball team fell prey to the Skyview Saturday, losing three straight games on the Stars' home floor.

Galaxy push past Fire
FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) -- Peter Vagenas scored in overtime to lead the Los Angeles Galaxy a 1-0 victory over the Chicago Fire in the second game of the MLS semifinal series on Saturday night.

Auburn rips apart Gators
AUBURN, Ala. -- Damon Duval kicked a 44-yard field goal with 10 seconds left and Auburn intercepted four of Rex Grossman's passes to shock No. 1 Florida 23-20 Saturday night.

Nikiski netters top Heritage, ACS
The Nikiski volleyball team swept a pair of District 3/3A opponents Friday and Saturday in Nikiski to break out of a midseason funk.

Sports Briefs
Capriati moves up to No. 1 India beats United States in Davis Cup doublesDe Ferran wins pole; adds to points leadRain forces Busch race to run on SundayWestern Michigan tops Fairbanks in overtime

Red Wings end unbeaten streak of Islanders
UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Steve Yzerman scored the game-winning goal 2:32 into overtime as the Detroit Red Wings ended the New York Islanders' season-opening unbeaten streak with a 5-4 victory in sold-out Nassau Coliseum on Saturday night.

Bettis comes back bigger, better than ever
PITTSBURGH -- Now that he's passed 10,000 yards before his 30th birthday, it is becoming apparent there never has been an NFL running back like Jerome Bettis.

Stars sweep Valley Invitational
The Soldotna Stars swept the Valley Invitational swimming meet Saturday. The boys team finished first with a combined team score of 108 points and the girls team took first place with 94 combined points.

Panthers pin down Bulldogs
When there's a coaching staff as experienced as that of the Skyview wrestling team, it's unusual for a group of kids to spark a major philosophy change.

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