Sunday, October 29, 2000

Kodiak master guide charged with hunting violations
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A master big-game guide from Kodiak has been charged in Kotzebue with hunting and guiding violations, Alaska State Troopers said Friday.

Park Service ready to start setting fires again
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nearly six months after starting a New Mexico fire that burned out of control and incinerated hundreds of homes, the National Park Service is ready to start setting fires again.

Missile system backers still see threat
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States' relations with North Korea may be warming but supporters of a missile defense system say it still should be built.

Jury convicts Slana man of police officer murder
PALMER (AP) -- A Palmer jury deliberated just two hours Friday before convicting Kim Cook of first-degree murder for killing a police officer who had stopped to check on his well-being.

Fairbanks borough assembly approves free bus rides
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- People can ride Fairbanks borough buses for free for the next few months in an effort to boost ridership and improve air quality.

Long-range bombers visit Alaska for exercises
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Four B-1 bombers from Texas arrived at Eielson Air Force Base on Friday to act as enemy forces bent on invading Alaska.

Alaska veteran to represent state at groundbreaking for memorial in Washington, D.C.
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A decorated Alaska veteran will represent the state at a groundbreaking ceremony for the National World War II memorial in Washington, D.C., Gov. Tony Knowles announced Friday.

Fairbanks grand jury indicts doctor
FAIRANKS (AP) -- Former Tanana Valley Clinic doctor Steve Grandstaff was indicted Thursday on all but one of 106 charges that he exchanged narcotic prescriptions for sexual favors from his patients and defrauded Medicaid of more than $6,000.

Proposed B.C. bridges could shave marine highway travel time
KETCHIKAN -- Two bridges proposed near Prince Rupert, British Columbia, could cut two hours off a round-trip ferry ride from Ketchikan to the Canadian road system.

Grant to fund job opportunities for disabled Alaskans
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A $900,000 federal grant will help put disabled Alaskans to work, U.S. Department of Labor officials announced Friday.

Salmon abundant in irrigation wasteway
SUNNYSIDE, Wash. (AP) -- An irrigation wasteway near this central Washington city is filled with spawning coho salmon this week, creating a problem for farmers, not to mention the fish.

Joint pipeline office wants to know cause of recent mishaps
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Joint Pipeline Office is seeking answers from the Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. following two mishaps at the Valdez terminal last week.

Whitehorse musicians denied entry to Alaska
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- U.S. immigration officials denied entry to a popular Whitehorse Irish folk band last week, apparently for failing to produce work visas.

Kodiak man killed in float plane crash
KODIAK (AP) -- A Kodiak man was killed when his Piper Cub floatplane nosed back into the water during takeoff and came to rest on a ledge.

Community Calendar
The Community Calendar lists events and meetings of nonprofit organizations. Deadline for submissions is noon the preceding day. To have your event listed, or to change any information, call 283-7551 or fax 283-3299.

Around the Peninsula
Soldotna chamber meets TuesdayHealth center hours change TuesdayBereavement group meeting plannedTraining session tackles insuranceWinter kickoff program plannedSteering committee to meet

Candidates outline vision for state
I am running for the state House because I want to change the focus of the state legislature to promote excellent education and a vision for Alaska's future. The attitude that permeates the present Legislature says that Alaskans aren't motivated by anything but selfishness. I know better.

House District 7: Seat now held by Phillips eyed by both parties
HOMER -- With barely more than one week to go before the Alaska statewide general election, candidates for House District 7 are working hard to get out the vote.

Bollenbach: Republican-led Legislature disrepectful of Alaskans
HOMER -- Amy Bollenbach, Democratic Party candidate for House District 7, says she believes she is mor

Scalzi: Assembly, other experience give him edge over opponent
HOMER -- Republican Drew Scalzi said the major difference between he and his Democratic Party opponent, Amy Bollenbach, is his experience in public office

Ballot Measure 1 targets wildlife, constitutional issues
Alaska's wildlife are making tracks to the Nov. 7 general election voting booths, headed specifically for Ballot Measures 1 and 6. With any luck, their trail will be clearer than arguments from both sides of Ballot Measure 1 and the wording of Ballot Measure 6.

Now Showing: Blair Witch 2: Book of Shadows
Ok. Let's see if I can get this straight.

Tribes, state to continue talks in Kenai
The group charged with the formidable task of negotiating an accord establishing a formal government-to-government relationship between Native tribes and the state of Alaska will meet in Kenai on Wednesday and Thursday.

Photo feature: Planning for snow
Elyse Williams, right, is framed by skis as she receives help from Kenai Central High School ski coach Stephanie Kind during the team's sports equipment swap in the school's cafeteria Saturday afternoon.

Proposed deal could lower electrical rates
Managers of Kenai Peninsula electric utilities believe economies of scale will help them survive when the state allows competition.

Letters to the Editor
Language on ballot measures confusing; voters, beware

Nikiski football program sets standard for word 'champion'

Proposed changes will not improve state's Constitution
Of the six ballot measures voters face Nov. 7, the first three are constitutional amendments.

My Best Friend
Sparky Johnson Preston does 't look too threatening as a priate, but the 4-year-old Sato, who was found on the streets of Vieques, Puerto Rico, has adjusted comfortably to his surrounding in Kenai.

Sports Briefs
Panthers are King of the MountainArea football players suit up for Shrine gameIce Hawks fare well in FairbanksCalling all snowmachine drag racersMinnesota, Alaska-Anchorage skate to tie

Kardinals find pretty perch in national publication
Normally, Kenai Central High School coach Jim Beeson doesn't take time out of his busy schedule to read magazines until the weekend.

Stars, Bulldogs finish with wins
The Nikiski High School volleyball team finished out the regular season with a pair of Region III/3A wins, defeating Heritage on Friday and Grace Christian on Saturday.

Oklahoma derails Nebraska
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- Josh Heupel threw for 300 yards and a touchdown, and Derrick Strait returned an interception 32 yards for a score as No. 3 Oklahoma beat No. 1 Nebraska 31-14 on Saturday.

Thanks for keeping Kenai Peninsula a secret, SI
When are we going to get discovered? It's a question that inevitably and periodically creeps into the mind of every Kenai Peninsula resident.

Good times by all
While Homer High School swimmers and divers swept a quad meet at Kenai Saturday, all teams involved came away from the competition with positive results -- clipboards full of personal-best times just in time for the Region III Championships.

Division III back breaks all-time NCAA record
BETHANY, W.Va. -- R.J. Bowers of Grove City College broke the NCAA all-division career rushing record a week later than he wanted, and now must wait another week for the next milestone: 7,000 yards.

Veteran signalcaller will be ready if needed against Seahawks
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A proud man with much to be proud of. That's Warren Moon.

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