Tuesday, October 31, 2000

Fairbanks police fatally shoot man after high-speed chase, ramming
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Fairbanks police fatally shot a 22-year-old man over the weekend after he led them on a pursuit lasting more than an hour.

October 29: Juneau Empire on Ballot Measure No. 1 -- changing the initiative process:
It's ironic that so many residents up North seem willing to give away their voting rights if that's what it takes to prevent Outside money from influencing election campaigns in Alaska.

Park Service employees cited for valor
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Two Kotzebue men are in Washington, D.C., to receive Department of Interior valor awards for their rescue of a Kivalina man lost on Chukchi Sea pack ice in April.

Scientists meet with Native elders and whalers to talk about sea ice
BARROW (AP) -- Scientists are meeting here this week with Native hunters, whalers and elders for a series of conversations about sea ice.

Scientists monitor tagged Beluga whales cruising Cook Inlet
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A young beluga whale that's been tracked by satellite since its capture last month in Knik Arm has made a dramatic migration down the west side of Cook Inlet.

Troopers appoint first female lieutenant
KODIAK (AP) -- A Kodiak sergeant in the Division of Fish and Wildlife Protection has been promoted to lieutenant, the first woman to achieve that rank in the Alaska State Troopers.

Senate passes bill that contains $1 million for 911 centers
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The U.S. Senate has passed a spending bill that provides $1 million to meld the six borough 911 dispatch centers into one.

New broadcast tower complete at Point MacKenzie
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Construction has been completed of a 360-foot radio tower at Point MacKenzie, across the Knik Arm from Anchorage.

Knowles orders flags lowered to honor Amos Joe Alter
JUNEAU (AP) -- Gov. Tony Knowles has ordered that flags be lowered to half-staff Friday in memory of Amos Joe Alter, who worked to provide safe water and sanitation for Alaskans.

Ketchikan yard apparent low bidder for Columbia work
KETCHIKAN (AP) -- Alaska Ship and Drydock here is the apparent low bidder for $10.5 million worth of renovations and repairs on the Alaska state ferry Columbia this winter.

Economist predicts solid state job growth
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- An economist based in Utah predicts the Alaska economy will add 7,000 new jobs this year.

Stevens trying to legislate around pollock fishery impasse
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Sen. Ted Stevens met with Commerce Secretary Norm Minetta to make a case for legislation that would allow pollock fishing to resume in near-shore areas along Alaska's Gulf Coast.

Make-A-Wish Foundation to send ailing youth to Eagle Festival
HAINES (AP) -- The sixth annual Bald Eagle Festival will have a special guest this year.

Alaska Marketplace to sell its Fairbanks store
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The Alaska Marketplace store is up for sale in the city's downtown. The former Carrs Foodland store will be closed by the end of the year if a new buyer isn't found, its owners said Monday.

Alaskans take to sand skiing in Hawaii
PAPOHAKU BEACH, Molokai (AP) -- Ah, another day in paradise. Blue skies without a hint of clouds. Bright sunshine. Temperatures in the 80s. Waves rolling gently ashore. Must be beach time.

Dogged detective work, DNA crack 5-year-old Anchorage killing
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- They found her body on a Sunday morning five years ago, wearing a purple tank top and silver necklace, dumped at the edge of Ship Creek where it runs through the warehouse district near Yakutat Street.

Bethel Search and Rescue prepares for another busy winter
BETHEL (AP) -- Bethel Search and Rescue is preparing for another busy winter.

Sen. Ted Stevens' longtime press secretary to retire
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Two decades after taking the job, Connie Godwin is retiring as Sen. Ted Stevens' press secretary.

Smithsonian returns Chugach masks; on display in Anchorage
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Seven ancient masks from the Prince William Sound region have been returned to Alaska after languishing for years in storage at the Smithsonian Institution.

Southeast sport fishermen exceed treaty quota
KETCHIKAN (AP) -- Sport fishermen in Southeast Alaska took about 4,400 more chinook salmon covered by the Pacific Salmon Treaty than they were allotted this year.

October 28: Anchorage Daily News on Alaska Conservation Voters and disclosure
Alaska Conservation Voters, a coalition of environmental groups, decided Friday to disclose more information about the sources for their political funding.

Knowles appoints Dennerlein to Game Board
JUNEAU (AP) -- In an appointment that pleased conservationists but could run into trouble in the Legislature, Tony Knowles appointed the regional director for the National Parks Conservation Association to the Board of Game on Monday.

October 26: Voice of The (Anchorage) Times on conservation voters and disclosure:
Republicans are right on the mark in questioning where the Alaska Conservation Voters obtains the funds it is handing out by the truckload to political candidates across the state. And they are right to ask whether the group broke campaign law in the process.

Fran Tate celebrates more than two decades of doin' in Barrow
BARROW (AP) -- Fran Tate is well-known in Barrow and beyond for two hot items in an otherwise cold climate -- jazz and tacos.

October 27: Fairbanks Daily News-Miner on Ballot Measure No. 1:
Judging from the TV commercial blitz, denizens of Alaska's wild kingdom are bubbling over with political opinions.

Alaska Airlines plane turns around when landing gear door fails to close
SEATTLE (AP) -- An Alaska Airlines plane turned around and landed safely Monday morning when a landing gear door failed to close after takeoff from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Tribes, state to continue talks this week in Kenai
KENAI (AP) -- A group assigned the task of negotiating an agreement creating government-to-government relations between Native tribes and the state of Alaska will be meeting here this week.

Gas stations face inspection deadline
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Many gas stations around the state must pass an inspection of their underground tanks and piping by the end of the day Tuesday.

Fairbanks teacher uses leftover funds to help poor in Honduras
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- It was only $53: money a class at Crawford Elementary School had left over from a fund-raiser.

Steller sea lions have become Alaska's spotted owl
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- With new fishing seasons set to kick off mid-January, Alaska fishers are praying for a solution to the Steller sea lion problem.

Dillingham walrus hunters get two
DILLINGHAM (AP) -- Dillingham walrus hunters returned with two huge walrus to share with elders and Dillingham residents.

Urban students sought to visit rural Alaska<
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Alaska Humanities Forum is recruiting high school students willing to work to bridge the rift separating urban and rural Alaskans.

Around the Peninsula
Chamber to meetClinic's hours reducedScience workshops offeredBake sale plannedNAMI to meetSterling school to hold play groupVideo showing scheduledSeward chamber meeting plannedReception slated for clay exhibitRegistration under way for swim lessonsNov. 30 is Alaska Junior Miss deadline

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.

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
Weekly mothers group held today Radio station to celebrate with Halloween musicChamber to hold weekly luncheonExhibition to be held at arts centerArea social workers forming associationBorough to conduct alert siren testBusiness network to hold free session

James R. Price House District 9 Republican Moderate
I'm honored to be a candidate for House District 9. My primary goals are to close the budget gap, curb the influence of special interests, promote economic development and insist upon fair compensation for state resources. I respect the will of the people and shall protect the permanent fund.

Hal Smalley House District 9 Democrat
At age 65, my grandmother, after teaching for decades, graduated from college. A decade later, I graduated from the same school. Her dedication and enthusiasm about education were great motivators. I was a lot younger when I received my degree, but I only did it by working nearly full time while attending classes.

Charles Chenault House District 9 Republican
November 7th is fast approaching. As a Republican candidate for the House of Representatives, I am respectfully asking for votes and support from the people of District 9.

Pete Sprague, Democrat House District 8
While knocking on doors recently, I had an interesting discussion with a concerned parent. During the campaign, I have been saying that we need to improve educational programs.

Ken Lancaster, Republican House District 8
What the voters need to know about me is I am a true Alaskan. I was born and raised in Alaska. I have been involved and will be involved to make Alaska a better place to live, with opportunities and challenges.

Decision could change borough services
If it passes, effects of the proposed tax cap on the Kenai Peninsula Borough would be less severe than places such as Anchorage, Fairbanks or the North Slope. But it would make a big difference for many residents.

Tax cap issue goes to voters
Proposition 4, better known as the tax cap, could rock Alaska's public sector for years to come if voters approve it Nov. 7.

Home stretch for District 9 candidates
In one week, nearly a year of planning, preparation and persistence will pay off for one of the three candidates seeking to represent Nikiski and Kenai in the state House of Representatives.

Amendment would limit control by courts over constitutional proposals
JUNEAU -- Judges would lose the power to alter constitutional amendments proposed by the Legislature, and lawmakers would regain power to propose broader changes to the Alaska Constitution, if voters approve Ballot Measure 2.

Emphasis, not issues, separates candidates
F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote that action is character.

Photo feature: Perched for pickles
A raven rests atop a light pole in Kenai recently while waiting for fast food workers to refresh a Dumpster with dinner possibilities.

Borough staff gets lesson in assessin'
"North by northwest" has a certain ring to fans of Alfred Hitchcock movies. But it has a completely different meaning to the Kenai Peninsula Borough's assessing department.

City council changes contractors
The Soldotna City Council rejected its own administration's recommendation for a contract award and chose another contractor to remodel city hall's basement.

Photo feature: Pastel perfect
Fading light paints the Kenai Mountains as the Kenai River flats fade into the shadows during a recent sunset.

Elmer Pharris
Kenai resident Elmer Pharris died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, at his home. He was 40.

Steve Gorlac
Sterling resident Steve Gorlac died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, at his home. He was 85.

Alaskans should not give up right to seek redress via initiatives
It's ironic that so many residents up North seem willing to give away their voting rights if that's what it takes to prevent Outside money from influencing election campaigns in Alaska.

Letter to the Editor:
Celebrating Halloween makes kids vulnerable to evil spiritsElection Day good opportunity to let individual voices be heard

Will there be any surplus when Congress is done?
While Al Gore and George W. Bush are running around the nation telling voters how they are going to dispose of the surplus, members of Congress are sitting in Washington making sure there will be very little surplus to dispose of.

Letter to the Editor
Troopers using cell phones while driving sets bad example for others'Yes' vote on Ballot Measure 1 will keep Alaska safe from extremists

Hero of the week
I would like to thank Carl at the Alaska State Troopers in Soldotna and those involved in recovering and returning my personal belongings in Cooper Landing in September.

Pickle cash
Pickle Hill Public Broadcasting then-president Bill Hatch accepts a $250 contribution from Darlene Merlo of the Fraternal Order of Eagles at the Octoberfest celebration sponsored by the two organizations Oct. 14.

Gabriele and Gary Reed Tara Coleen O'Brien Patricia and Rudy Thiele Katrina Thirwell and Eric Nelson

Community Schools
Community schools schedule for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Peninsula People
SoHi graduate receives degrees

Community Events
Programs grow from partnership

Senior Briefs
Forget-Me-Not Care CenterHomerKenaiNikiskiNinilchikSewardSoldotnaSterling

Senior Menus, Tuesday, Oct. 31 through Monday, Nov. 6

Web sites offer useful financial information for older Americans
DENVER (AP) -- A wealth of useful financial information for seniors is available on the Internet, from retirement planning to tax information.

Skyview wrestlers are King of the Mountain
The King of the Mountain wrestling tournament took place at Seward on Saturday. Skyview won the 18-school event with 212.5 points.

Striking presence
Skyview senior Amanda Bauer doesn't get close calls at most of the Panthers' home volleyball games, but she's not about to complain to those calling the lines.

Panthers lose pair of five-game matches on weekend road trip
The Skyview volleyball team played East Anchorage at East Anchorage Friday. East Anchorage won, 3-2, after a series of close games.

'Skins not ready for prime time
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Rams running back Marshall Faulk will continue to play through pain.

Area high school hockey all-stars use four-goal early lead to put away Kenai Kings over-35 team
With 14 goals and just as many mind-bending saves, there was plenty to cheer about in Saturday's hockey exhibition game between the Kenai Kings over-35 team and area high school all-stars at the Soldotna Sports Center.

Bucs snap four-game slide, hand Vikings their first defeat of season
Halfway through the season, the AFC East is a logjam and there are no undefeated teams anywhere.

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