Friday, October 19, 2001

Inmate injured in van crash with moose
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- An inmate was injured when a van taking nine prisoners from Wildwood Pre-Trial Facility in Kenai to Seward's Spring Creek prison hit a moose just outside Soldotna, Alaska State Troopers said.

Women described as career criminals receive stiff sentences
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Two women described by a federal prosecutor as career criminals received stiff sentences after a judge determined they could not be rehabilitated.

Young, Republicans seek to arm pilots, put officers at airport screeners
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Alaska Rep. Don Young and fellow Republicans have introduced an aviation security bill that would allow pilots who are properly trained to carry guns.

Helicopter goes down in Cook Inlet, near Anchorage airport
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Authorities were waiting for high tides to subside Friday before resuming their search for three people still missing in Cook Inlet after a helicopter crash Thursday afternoon west of Anchorage's international airport.

Federal grand jury indicts suspect in pipeline shooting
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted the man suspected of shooting the trans-Alaska oil pipeline earlier this month, causing more than 285,000 gallons of oil to spill onto the Alaska tundra.

Alaska Airlines to start flying to D.C. airport again
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Alaska Airlines has gotten clearance to resume nonstop flights between Seattle and Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C..

Candidate who won close election in Houston dies
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A 63-year-old city council candidate who won a tight election in Houston died of a heart attack the day before he was to be sworn in.

Senate committee to take up subsistence issue
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee will take up Alaska's subsistence dispute next month, when the panel is scheduled to hear from Native leaders.

Paddling in the Yukon
JUNEAU (AP) -- Choosing the mighty Yukon River for your first extended canoe trip may seem a bit ambitious. But knowledgeable canoeists say it's feasible for those with limited experience and a willingness to follow some common sense safety rules.

Teenage girl arrested for stabbing man in Elim
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A 16-year-old girl was in custody after allegedly stabbing an Elim man numerous times, Alaska State Troopers said.

Knowles to ask Legislature for more anti-terrorism funds
JUNEAU (AP) -- Gov. Tony Knowles will ask the Legislature for additional funding to pay for state anti-terrorism measures, including creating a new office to oversee state security concerns.

Manokotak man accused of trying to take alcohol into dry community
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A 21-year-old man is accused of trying to take alcohol into the dry community of Manokotak in his skiff.

Anchorage police release identity of man found dead
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A man found dead in a homeless camp Oct. 6 has been identified.

FAIRBANKS (AP) -- In an Oct. 15 story about interior water

Mat-Su mayor vetoes decision to join redistricting lawsuit
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Matanuska-Susitna Borough Mayor Tim Anderson has halted an effort to join a lawsuit challenging a state plan to redraw election district boundaries.

More bullet marks found on pipeline near site of leak
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Four bullet strikes have been found on the trans-Alaska oil pipeline near the portion damaged in a shooting that caused more than 285,000 gallons of oil to gush out on the tundra earlier this month.

Attorney for paintball perpetrator asks for house arrest
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The attorney for a man convicted of videotaping paintball attacks on Alaska Natives in Anchorage wants a judge to let his client serve the rest of his jail time on electronically monitored house arrest.

State's unemployment rate up less than percent
JUNEAU (AP) -- Unemployment rose by less than a percent in Alaska during September to 5.2 percent as the tourism season ended, the state labor department said Friday.

Panel says Alaska salmon doesn't qualify as organic
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Alaska has suffered a major blow in its efforts to win the federal government's official organic label for wild salmon.

Environmental group list Tongass among 10 'endangered' forests
JUNEAU (AP) -- Decades of logging has made the Tongass National Forest among the ''10 most endangered'' forests in the nation, an environmental group said.

Anchorage woman passionate about fishing for fickle steelhead
ANCHOR POINT, Alaska (AP) -- The sky was pale, the breeze October-raw and vaguely damp. Cottonwood leaves fluttered down in bright yellow flurries and through it all the river muttered, flowing like an oily ribbon between banks of alder and wild straw.

Helicopter goes down in Cook Inlet, near Anchorage airport
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Two people were rescued from the chilly waters of Cook Inlet, but three others remained missing late Thursday after a helicopter crashed into the water during a snow storm about three miles from the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.

Anthrax threat causing much consternation in mail handling
JUNEAU (AP) -- State employees will undergo training on mail handling in light of national reports of letters laced with anthrax.

Trollers back fishing for winter salmon season
PETERSBURG (AP) -- Trollers in southeast Alaska are back fishing this week with the start of the winter season.

State supreme court upholds subsistence injury verdict
BETHEL (AP) -- The Alaska Supreme Court has upheld a jury award to six Yupik women who said they were limited in the subsistence activities they could perform after a 1998 traffic accident.

Anchorage man indicted on child pornography charges
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A federal grand jury indicted an Anchorage man Tuesday on one count each of possessing and distributing child pornography.

Cruise lines changing schedules for next year
JUNEAU (AP) -- The three major cruise lines plan to reroute European ships to Alaska waters to accommodate vacationers skittish about overseas travel.

Seattle opens ALCS with loss to Yankees
SEATTLE -- Chuck Knoblauch shot a knowing look to Derek Jeter, and the star shortstop nodded back. No words were needed, the silent signals said it all: The New York Yankees were ready to take it to these Seattle Mariners.

Lopez jump-starts Braves in NLCS
PHOENIX -- With one swing of the bat, Javy Lopez jolted the Atlanta offense to life and made his manager look like a prophet.

New York takes 2-0 lead in AL championship series
SEATTLE -- Nothing changes for the New York Yankees: A berth in the World Series is their birthright.

Guillen back in saddle for Seattle
SEATTLE -- After a battle with tuberculosis, Carlos Guillen had his job back. At least for a day.

Alaska Air reinforcing cockpit doors
SEATTLE (AP) -- Alaska Airlines has begun reinforcing cockpit doors with a tough locking mechanism and bullet-resistant Kevlar, a fabric widely used in protective police vests, officials said.

Business Briefs
Bagley to address buildersAlaska Airlines to visit Kenai chamberDome homes open for toursAgriculture symposium is Nov. 16-17State inspects food establishmentsNew Cook Inlet gas well begins productionACS seeks 24 percent rate hike for some servicesProposed Alaskaland name change mulled

Delayed Emmys may conflict with baseball
LOS ANGELES -- The Emmy Awards show, delayed twice by last month's terrorist attacks, have been rescheduled again in a move that could put the telecast in competition with the seventh game of the World Series.

Area artists, enthusiasts to brainstorm ideas on enhancing quality of life through the arts
Anyone with a creative mind, eye, hand, voice or soul and anyone who simply likes to appreciate art is invited to a first-of-its-kind arts summit meeting Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center.

Cheese-y art project stirs up bit of stink
POWELL, Wyo. -- New York artist Cosimo Cavallaro aims the hose connected to the heated vat of pepperjack cheese and -- whoosh! -- splays the bedroom in a vacant little house with yellow splotches.

Donated fabric gets new life as quilt for someone in need
Sterling residents who lose their homes or belongings to fire can rest warmer and in style this winter, thanks to the efforts of some dedicated and artistic women at the Sterling Senior Center.

Rapper to get probation in connection with attack
NEW YORK -- Grammy-winning rapper Jay-Z was sentenced to three years probation on Wednesday after pleading guilty to charges of stabbing a record producer during a fight in a nightclub.

What's Happening
Best BetsEvents and ExhibitsEntertainmentUpcoming EventsDown the RoadAnchorage EventsFilms

Rehearsal for Mozart concert set for tonight
The first vocal rehearsal of the Mozart Requiem for the Kenai-Soldotna area will be at 7 tonight in room 124 of Kenai Peninsula College.

Daniel receives No. 1 food ranking in NYC
NEW YORK (AP) -- Daniel Boulud makes the best meal in New York City, according to the new 2002 Zagat Survey.

The passion within Son's success helps Martin elude frustration
Mark Martin looks to snap 56-race winless streak in Talladega this Sunday.

Race schedule
Feb. 18th - Nov. 23rd.

Points standings
1. Jeff Gordon 4,366 2. Ricky Rudd 4,0323. Sterling Marlin 3,923

Claustrophobia keeps driver out of head-and-neck devices
TALLADEGA, Ala. -- Tony Stewart no longer has any choice about wearing a head-and-neck restraint, and that makes him uneasy.

Money leaders
1. Jeff Gordon $6,049,489 2. Dale Jarrett 4,042,224 3. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 3,797,939

Drivers showing restraints
TALLADEGA, Ala. -- Bobby Labonte isn't taking any chances this week. He's bringing the HANS device and the Hutchens Device to the Talladega Super speedway for Sunday's EA Sports 500.

EA Sports 500
Where and when

Youth detention center one step closer to reality
The Kenai City Council returned to regular business Wednesday night and allotted $325,000 from the General Land Fund to purchase airport property for a proposed state youth detention center.

School advocates pan state policies
A forum on school funding turned into a critique of state policies and a call for increased school spending.

Conference brings together peninsula women
Kenai Peninsula women have an opportunity to come together for inspiration and support today starting at 5 p.m. and Saturday at 9 a.m. for the "Women of the Peninsula" conference at the Soldotna Sports Center on Kalifornsky Beach Road.

Economic Outlook Forum slated for next month
Peninsula residents can help plot economic development strategy next month at the second annual Economic Outlook Forum, organized by the Kenai Peninsula Borough Economic Development District.

Snow keeping drivers on guard
Wednesday morning's wintry wonderland caused cries of anticipation from excited children, whines of confusion from bewildered pets and groans of dismay from motorists -- especially the ones who had not yet gotten snow tires on their vehicles.

'We simply must go find them'
WASHINGTON -- Victory in Afghanistan will require putting troops on the ground in addition to bombing terrorist and Taliban targets from the air, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Thurs-day.

Superintendent outlines state of school district
Kenai Peninsula Borough Schools Superintendent Donna Peterson says the mutual goal of the school district and the community should be to create a literate, capable work force.

Anthrax scare rattles D.C.
WASHINGTON -- Thirty-one Senate employees tested positive for anthrax exposure, officials said Wednesday as the threat of bioterrorism rattled Capitol Hill. Hundreds more lined up nervously to be tested and leaders ordered the shutdown of the House and three Senate office buildings.

School board honors its own
On Monday, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education held its first meeting since the municipal election, and it was about as close to an Academy Awards ceremony as a governing body can get.

Randy Scott Shumate
Randy Scott Shumate of Soldotna and Skagway died Friday, Sept. 21, 2001, in Tijuana, Mexico, and was cremated in Mexico. He was 49.

Katherine Miriam 'Kitty' Davidson
Seward resident Katherine Miriam "Kitty" Davidson died Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, in Seattle at the University of Washington Medical Center. She was 40.

Spoonful of prudence will help blunt threat of anthrax exposure
News that an anthrax-contaminated letter was sent to the office of the Senate majority leader, coupled with reports that the child of an ABC News employee had contracted the disease, cranked public anxiety a notch higher Monday night.

Donation helps clay exhibition Participation in AIDS vaccine journey means milestone for rider Kenai Peninsula Racing Lions appreciate support for events

Anthrax ups nation's anxiety
WASHINGTON -- The mail-borne anthrax scare has raised the stakes and the costs of the war on terrorism. Confusion and fear at the Capitol illustrate the vulnerability of what has for two centuries been a symbol of open, democratic government.

Arafat reaps benefits from violence
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat may be the world's biggest recipient of political welfare. He refuses to work toward peaceful relations with Israel. He honors none of his agreements. He continues to promote terror. And the world pays him anyway, at Israel's expense.

Letters to the Editor
Has Congress declared war?

Shooting tests pipeline security
In a senseless act of vandalism, the trans-Alaska pipeline was punctured by a gunman north of Fairbanks earlier this month. This bullet struck not just the pipeline but Alaska's economic security.

Being prepared can make winter more enjoyable
The calendar may say it's autumn, but Alaskans know winter is here to stay -- for the next several months.

Anchorage woman passionate about fishing for fickle steelhead
ANCHOR POINT, Alaska (AP) -- The sky was pale, the breeze October-raw and vaguely damp. Cottonwood leaves fluttered down in bright yellow flurries and through it all the river muttered, flowing like an oily ribbon between banks of alder and wild straw.

Winter Kickoff Extravaganza coming
The Tsalteshi Trails Association, along with Soldotna Community Schools, will hold its annual Winter Kickoff Extravaganza Nov. 2 at Skyview High School.

Waterfowl hunting evokes early memories, creates new ones
It is difficult to express in words the thrill of hiding in a thicket of riverside grass as 100 mallards circle warily overhead. That a grown man can be transported in an instant back 40 years in time and 2,000

Skiers get new loop
The more things change at Tsalteshi Trails, the more they stay the same.

Strongest salmon run since 1938 in the Columbia Basin attracts sportsmen -- but may not last
MAUPIN, Ore. (AP) -- After a spring and summer chasing salmon with a boat, Harold Blackwolf savored fishing the way his ancestors did.

Students learn facts of salmon life on Delta Clearwater River
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) -- As fisheries biologist Craig Baer stood in the water holding up a bright-red, coho salmon in front of him, fellow biologist Fritz Kraus broke the news to the 100 or so grade schoolers lining the bank of the Delta Clearwater River.

Declining numbers of pheasants and hunters are a concern
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- When Minnesota's pheasant hunters took to the field this month for the ringneck opener, they were missing someone: Thousands of fellow hunters

Despite drought, hunters expect more cases of ''buck fever'
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- It starts with a wrenching tightness in the belly, then spreads to the hands as they start to shake. The eyes focus with ringing clarity but still don't believe what they see.

Paddling in the Yukon
JUNEAU (AP) -- Choosing the mighty Yukon River for your first extended canoe trip may seem a bit ambitious. But knowledgeable canoeists say it's feasible for those with limited experience and a willingness to follow some common sense safety rules.

Around the peninsula
Snowmachine party slated Scholarship dinner planned Tolerance commission to be held Tax workshop planned Health building open house announced Preschool to host free Halloween party Trapper orientation class slated Crafts fair slated

Around the Peninsula
Domestic violence awareness quilt on displayChamber's Festival of Bacchus date approachingStakeholder meeting slatedAlert siren test plannedMonthly story time announced at Kenai library

Photo feature: Joyful noise
Members of the 2001 Kenai Peninsula Borough School District's High School Honor Choir perform under the direction of Dr. Axel Theimer Tuesday night at the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium in Kenai. Students from across the peninsula participated in the event.

Baha'is to celebrate birth anniversary
The Central Peninsula Baha'i Commun-ity will observe the 182nd anniversary of the birth of the Bab, Prophet-Herald of the Baha'i faith today at 7 p.m. at the Ridgeway Baha'i Center in Soldotna.

Living with terrorism: Put your faith in God
For the first time in modern history, the people of the United States are forced to live with the possibility of terrorism as a reality in their lives.

Soldotna college gets grant
Alaska Christian College (ACC), a one-year program serving Alaska Natives and other students from the Lower 48 and Alaska, has been awarded a $493,000 grant from M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust of Vancouver, Wash.

Religion Briefs
Women's conference starts today Meeting to discuss prophecies scheduled Clothing shop open Saturday Lay leader to lead Methodist church service Concert, guest speaker planned Thursday Kids Harvest Carnival scheduled Oct. 31

Senate backer casts doubt on government assistance for charities
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress is unlikely this year to pass a version of President Bush's plan to expand the role of religious charities in social services, the measure's chief Senate booster acknowledged Oct. 9.

Billy Graham draws thousands during 4-day California event
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- The Rev. Billy Graham wrapped up his four-day Central Valley mission with a sermon on the terrorist attacks.

Cold-weather foods nourish body, soul
With Jack Frost already nipping at the noses of Kenai Peninsula residents, warm fires are sure to bring a glow to the dark winter ahead.

When it's cold outside, fire danger increases
With winter approaching, fire safety is a topic no homeowner can afford to overlook.

Kenai winter weather averages
Here are some statistics about winter in Kenai

Proper tires can help take slipping, sliding out of winter driving
Driving around the Kenai Peninsula takes on a completely different meaning midway through October. Taking the appropriate steps to prepare vehicles for the Alaska winter is a must, or peninsula residents could find themselves walking.

Forecast: Mild, lots of snow
Ancient civilizations had soothsayers, prophets and sorcerers. The modern world has the "science" of forecasting.

Emergency road kit could save your life
Having car trouble and being stuck to freeze by the side of the road in the middle of a frigid winter snowstorm seems like a scene out of a horror movie. With a little foresight and preparation, motorists can keep this scene in a movie where it belongs

Wind Chill Chart
Temperature is only part of cold's equation. Another part is how fast the wind is blowing.

Auto Checklist
n addition to having the proper tires, the following are other suggestions to prepare your vehicle for winter.

Snow facts
Interesting fact about snow.

Layers smartest way to stay warm in cold
Keeping warm during the long winter months may not require a lot of attention for those who plan to camp next to the fireplace until May. But many Alaskans will spend time out in the elements. For those who do, there are right and wrong ways to dress.

Snow means fun in winter wonderland
Sure, bicycling and boating are fun.

Children need to know hats, coats, mittens are cool way to beat cold
Sending children off to school in the winter calls for extra care, regardless of whether they are preschoolers or prep-schoolers. Children will transition between the school building and the outdoors during the day, and proper dress can keep them from getting sick.

Carbon monoxide winter killer
Warmth is an important asset to have during the winter, but without proper care of heating systems, carbon monoxide can accompany that comfort.

Home needs special care for cold season
The long Alaska winter is at hand, and keeping home and hearth protected from harsh Northern elements requires some preparation.

Pets need special cold-weather care
When the snow and temperature begin to fall, people have the luxury of putting on a warm sweater, making a cup of h

Staying busy best cure for winter blues
Alaska winters are not easy. If they were, there'd be as many people living here as in Arizona, and who really wants that? We Alaskans are a hearty bunch, braving the sub-zero temperatures and short days, but even the most tenured sourdough can be affected by the winter blues.

Winter dangers include Seasonal Affective Disorder Some warning signs of SAD include:
Following are signs of SAD

Last stands don't get any better
They've been called the Buffalo Bills in stirrups, always good but never good enough.

Hard decision leads to harder hits
When Holly McCune moved from Kenai to Homer this summer, she called it the toughest decision she's ever had to make.

Bills find way into win column on 46-yard field goal, Jaguars fall deeper into the hole
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Buffalo Bills finally made it into the win column, and sent the Jacksonville Jaguars even deeper into despair.

The Giants and Eagles: A real NFC East Monday night game
The New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles both will be coming off losses when they meet Monday night in the first of two games that will almost surely decide the NFC East.

Homer wins battle, SoHi takes match
The Homer High School wrestling team got the job done on the mat Thursday at Soldotna High School.

Earthquakes, Galaxy advance to MLS Cup
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- Troy Dayak couldn't have found a better opportunity to score his first goals of the playoffs.

Sports Briefs
NFL encourages teams to screen mail for anthraxOilers re-sign restricted free agent PotiMarcis set for Talladega finale

Lindros makes presence known in Rangers triumph over Devils
NEW YORK -- Eric Lindros is rounding into game shape and he won't be deterred by a bad memory.

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