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Wednesday, November 1, 2000

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.

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.

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.

Hospital sends hepatitis warnings
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Alaskans who received blood transfusions at the Alaska Native Center prior to 1992 -- before a reliable test for hepatitis C was available-- will be getting letters urging them to be tested for the liver disease.

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.

Quake shakes Akutan
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A light earthquake shook Akutan in the Aleutian Islands Wednesday, but there were no reports of any damage or injuries.

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.

Unmarked grave found 45 years after death
JUNEAU (AP) -- Forty-five years after John McIntyre died here, his family now knows where his unmarked grave lies.

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.

Scientists urge Clinton to prohibit oil drilling in Arctic reserve
WASHINGTON (AP) -- About 250 scientists urged President Clinton to impose safeguards against oil drilling at the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and ''ensure the conservation of this unique arctic ecosystem.''

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.

Watchdog groups find high radioactivity in Russian waterways
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Dangerous radioactivity has been found in waterways flowing from a Russian nuclear complex in Siberia at levels higher than would come from 10,000 commercial nuclear reactors, U.S. and Russian nuclear watchdog groups said Wednesday.

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.

New law revises timber receipt formula
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A revised formula is in place to provide federal school and road construction aid for rural towns hurt by a drop in timber harvests on federal lands.

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.

Ketchikan is 27 acres larger
KETCHIKAN (AP) -- The state Local Boundary Commission has approved a petition from the City of Ketchikan to annex 27.4 acres of land in Bear Valley.

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.

Fairbanks library is vandalized
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Fairbanks police are looking for whoever broke into the Noel Wien Public Library and did about $4,000 in damage.

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.

Pourchot asks utility for more information about intertie route
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The commissioner of the state Department of Natural Resources wants a detailed analysis from Golden Valley Electric Association about alternate routes for a power line that would avoid the Tanana Flats.

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.

Key witness testifies in Kenai murder trial
KODIAK (AP) -- A key state witness told jurors Monday that he lured Lori Hennagin to a remote Kenai beach and left her with Rocky Seaman, who is charged with kidnapping and murder in connection with her disappearance.

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.

Preliminary report clears Fairbanks officer in fatal shooting
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A preliminary report has cleared a Fairbanks police officer who fatally shot the driver of a van after an hour-long chase through the city during the weekend.

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.

Watchdog group wants more scrutiny at Valdez tanker port
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A citizen's oil watchdog group wants more intense oversight of the huge tanker port at Valdez after a series of dangerous incidents over the past two weeks.

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.

Men charged with shooting caribou along Dalton Highway
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Two Anchorage men have been charged with shooting five bull caribou along the Dalton Highway in an area restricted to bow hunting.

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.

Absentee voters headed for a record
JUNEAU (AP) -- The Division of Elections expects a record number of absentee votes in next week's elections.

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.

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.

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.

Goldbelt board recommends against dividend
JUNEAU (AP) -- The board of Goldbelt Inc. did not recommend a dividend for the Juneau Native corporation's shareholders at its recent meeting, President and CEO Gary Droubay said.

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
Clay exhibit opens todayVillage of Lights festival to begin tonightChamber to meet todayParents' bereavement group to meetSocial workers to meetSmall business workshop offered

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

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.

William Bartee, Senate District E Green Party
Profile for William Bartee, Green Parte

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.

Mike Szymanski, Senate District E Democrat
Why vote for Mike Szymanski instead of Jerry Ward? There are big differences between us. We are different not only on our stand on important issues, but also on our approach to working with people.

Jerry Ward, Senate District E Republican
During the past four years, I have strived to deliver on my commitment to make a positive difference in our state's future by achieving a smaller, smarter government. I played a leading role in saving our permanent fund and keeping the liberals' hands out of our pockets.

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.

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.

Style, subsistence separate Senate E candidates
Differences in style as well as on such issues as subsistence separate candidates in the race for the Senate District E seat representing Kenai, Nikiski and South Anchorage.

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.

State's voters to decide whether to legalize marijuana
ANCHORAGE -- Voters will be asked Tuesday to legalize marijuana and hemp products in a sweeping ballot measure that opponents fear will turn Alaska into a haven for drug dealers and potheads.

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.

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.

Small power outages reported on peninsula
More than a half-dozen scattered power outages dotted the central Kenai Peninsula Tuesday, caused by snow falling off transmission lines.

Six races could make state Senate radically different
JUNEAU -- Six races on Tuesday's ballot could radically alter the Alaska Senate, cutting into the lopsided Republican majority or sparking a battle for control within the often fractious GOP caucus.

Nikiski students back Bush in mock convention
National politics came close to home Tuesday for students at Nikiski Middle-Senior High School. They gathered in the school gymnasium for the 2000 Mock Political Convention.

Seaman murder trial enters second week
KODIAK (AP) -- A key state witness told jurors Monday that he lured Loreese Hennagin to a remote Kenai beach and left her with Rocky Seaman, who is charged with kidnapping and murder in connection with her disappearance.

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

Letter to the Editor:
Worth commenting on: Habitat loss, seafood plant and wanton wasteMost Alaskans disenfranchised from wildlife regulatory processStory about brown bear hunt raises questions in readers' mindsCandidate's work on park shows how she'll represent District 7Driving issues to consider

Yemen blocks efforts to fully investigate bombing of U.S. ship
The U.S. destroyer Cole has begun its long journey home from Yemen, where a terrorist explosion on Oct. 12 killed 17 of its crew, injured 39 and left the $1 billion ship heavily damaged.

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

Applause
Volleyball teams appreciate support

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.

Around the District
KCHS to host special concert Skyview names Students of the MonthDistrict issues warning for snowy seasonEducators win principals' scholarship School board meets in Homer MondayDistrict experts featured at brainy conferenceEvaluations now available online

Ancient relics inspire modern Soldotna students
Long before people produced the first books, nature left its own chronicles written in stone. Now students at Soldotna Middle School are learning to read those records of past eons.

KPC talk: Enrollment, meetings, exchanges, textbooks
Kenai Peninsula College currently has 320 full-time students enrolled in 12 or more credit hours and 1,058 part-time students enrolled in one to 11 credits.

School news around the district
Aurora Borealis CharterKalifornsky Beach ElementaryNikiski ElementaryNorth Star ElementarySears ElementarySoldotna ElementaryTustumena Elementary SchoolKenai Middle SchoolKenai Alternative High SchoolKenai Central High SchoolNikiski Middle-Senior High SchoolNinilchik SchoolSkyview High SchoolSoldotna High SchoolCook Inlet AcademyWings Christian AcademyKenaitze Cuya Qyut'anen Head StartPeninsula Grace Preschool

School Menus
School Menus for Nov. 1 through Nov. 7

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.

Senior Briefs
Forget-Me-Not Care CenterHomerKenaiNikiskiNinilchikSewardSoldotnaSterling

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

Tugnutt, Blue Jackets sting Kings for 4-1 victory
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ron Tugnutt stifled one of the NHL's most potent offenses, turning away 45 shots as the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-1 Tuesday night.

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.

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

Sports Briefs
Snowmachine drag racers reschedule meetingClemens appeals $50,000 fine for Series bat toss

Magic open NBA season with win
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Tracy McGrady scored a career-high 32 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in his debut for Orlando on Tuesday night, leading the revamped Magic to a 97-86 victory over the Washington Wizards.

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