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Sunday, October 22, 2000

Bristol Bay crab season winds up
KODIAK (AP) -- Bristol Bay crabbing was scheduled to down shut Friday night when fishermen were expected to reach the 7.723 million pound guideline harvest level for the 2000 season.

Former House speaker faces challenge
ANCHORAGE -- State Rep. Ramona Barnes and election challenger Harry Crawford are polite when they appear in public forums, but the civility disappears during other aspects of their hotly contested race for state House.

Pipeline companies pledge millions to Native foundation
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Owners of the trans-Alaska pipeline pledged a gift of $20 million to the First Alaskans Foundation endowment fund on Saturday at the Alaska Federation of Natives annual convention.

Former Irani happy to win U.S. citizenship
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A man who faced deportation only a few weeks ago because of an old drug conviction achieved a dream Friday that he feared would never happen: He became a U.S. citizen.

AFN requests United Nations help on subsistence rights
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Alaska Federation of Natives and the Alaska Inter-Tribal Council requested Friday that the United Nations investigate the issue of subsistence rights for Native Alaskans.

Army begins petroleum cleanup of Umiat site
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin a $20 million cleanup this winter at a remote former military site southwest of Prudhoe Bay. But North Slope residents contend that the Corps isn't doing enough to find the source of PCBs and other toxins that have showed up in the nearby Colville River.

Fairbanks man arrested on threat charges
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Police arrested a Fairbanks man Friday after he allegedly made threats to shoot Fairbanks Memorial Hospital employees.

Environmental group warns of salmon habitat damage
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Copper River salmon runs are endangered by a proposed logging road, a national environmental group said Thursday, but state and company representatives say the risk is likely overstated.

Community Calendar
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League of Women Voters debate broadly focused ...
"Talking the talk" kept candidates on their toes Thursday night, as the League of Women Voters threw questions at eight of 10 legislative candidates seeking the support of Kenai Peninsula voters.

... While teachers shine spotlight on education issues
Education is likely to be a major issue for the next Legislature, and candidates took time Friday to speak at a forum sponsored by the Kenai Peninsula's teachers' and school support staff unions.

Incumbent draws opponent's raffle ticket
Reading televisions like tea leaves, Senate candidate Mike Szymanski said his future looks bright.

Declining license numbers spur study
A survey of attitudes about use or over-use of the Kenai River and regulations to minimize conflicts could begin next summer.

First snow: Brother determines start of family tradition
We talk about it all summer and fall but can't do it. We discuss when it will happen. The fascination intensifies. Although it will take place on my singularly owned 10 acres of the 110-acre family homestead, I am not allowed to make the decision about it. And even though we sisters are equal in status to our brother, Mark, he is the one who determines the time of the event.

Central Kenai Peninsula residents take to more creative side of pet ownership
Not so Drive down the quiet streets of most neighborhoods in the central Kenai Peninsula and you will probably see much the same thing: a few kids' toys in the yard, maybe a dog or cat patrolling its turf.

Making a difference
Among the range of services provided by the WRCC is the Batterers Intervention Program, which often is included in sentencing conditions set by the courts for perpetrators of violence. The program will be the topic of Dr. David Shoemaker's speech to the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce meeting Wednesday as part of the national awareness campaign.

Women's center brings community justice to domestic violence, sexual abuse dialogue
October is national Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and activities across the country have centered on raising public awareness concerning issues of abuse as well as prevention.

When you already have a full house, what can you do with stray in need of home?
Yes, once again my Sunday column is about pets.

Letters to the Editor
Advisory panels' concerns should be considered by borough officials

Debates of 2000 provide valuable bad examples
ST. LOUIS -- In their 270 minutes of prime-time debate television, Al Gore and George W. Bush left some lessons on what to do and what to avoid for the presidential nominees who will be the debaters of 2004 -- one of whom will surely be one of them.

Applause
Forget-Me-Not Center shines as result of Day of Caring project

Wildlife initiatives give people voice when all else fails
Ballot Measure No. 1 - Constitutional Amendment Prohibiting Voter Initiatives About Wildlife

Godek, Phillips plan November wedding Katherine Godek of Kenai and Charles Phillips from Albany, Ore., have announced their plans to marry.
The wedding will be Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna.

Skyview archer makes mark at national level
Talk about the art of drawing, and most people will think of pencil and paper.

Soldotna upends Skyview
Volleyball rivals Soldotna and Skyview met Saturday at Soldotna for a grueling, competitive series of Region III/4A games that ended in a five-game victory for the Stars.

SoHi swimmers sweep SkyHi
Friday's dual swimming and diving meet was a learning experience for both teams involved.

Lynx claw past Stars
Host Dimond swept Soldotna in a dual meet Saturday in Anchorage.

Panthers wrestlers take Grace Invitational
The Skyview High School wrestling team took the team title in the first big meet of the season, edging Dillingham and Nikiski for the Grace Invitational Saturday at Grace Christian in Anchorage.

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