Saturday, October 20, 2001

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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..

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

'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.

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.

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.

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

Letters to the Editor
Has Congress declared war?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Snow facts
Interesting fact about snow.

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

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.

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

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.

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