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Thursday, November 2, 2000

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.''

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.

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.

Aleutians East school superintendent honored
JUNEAU (AP) -- The superintendent of the Aleutians East Borough School District has been named Alaska's Superintendent of the year.

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.

Alaska scientists among those calling for protection of ANWR
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- More than 50 scientists from Alaska were among the nearly 250 scientists who signed a letter Wednesday to President Clinton asking him to prohibit oil development in the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

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

Man found dead at Anchorage car lot
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Anchorage police were investigating the death of an Anchorage businessman found dead Wednesday night.

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.

Chinese officials in Alaska to discuss natural gas imports
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A Chinese delegation was visiting Alaska Thursday to explore the prospect of importing North Slope liquefied natural gas.

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.

Alaskans land whopper fish, but $1 million may get away
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The monster marlin rocketed from the deep, head shaking and water flying, and the four Alaskans on the little Mexican fishing boat bobbing in the Pacific Ocean off Cabo San Lucas thought they'd hit the jackpot.

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.

Bison hunters scoring well in Delta
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The cool summer weather and early fall snow may have been a bummer for farmers in Delta Junction, but so far it seems to have been a boon for this year's crop of bison hunters.

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.

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.

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.

Pollock season ends with half of quota caught
KODIAK (AP) -- The Gulf of Alaska pollock season wrapped up at noon Wednesday but only about half of the total quota was harvested, due to restrictions aimed at protecting the Steller sea lion.

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.

Anchorage police investigate jump in burglaries
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Police are investigating a string of burglaries in south- and west-side Anchorage homes.

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.

Man charged with greeting trick-or-treaters naked
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Trick-or-treaters got a surprise Tuesday night when they rang the doorbell of a man who greeted them without a costume -- or any other clothes, according to Anchorage police.

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.

Shooting suspect arrested in Kansas City
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A man sought in connection with a September shooting outside an Anchorage bar was arrested Wednesday in Kansas City.

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.

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.

Mining company announces gold-silver find near Alaska-Canada border
NEW YORK (AP) -- A ''significant'' gold and silver find near the Alaska-Yukon border was announced Wednesday by a mine exploration company.

Timber receipt formula revised
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.

Business Briefs
Free session on business insurance set for todayRoy to manage Seward bank New members, officers elected to KDLL boardNorth Slope gas tops RDC agenda CIRI recognized for public service Lynden takes performance awardFirst National earnings upPhillipsthird-quarter earnings doubleFishermen's Fund advisory council to meetPollock fleet hit by restrictions to protect sea lionsGovernment contracting workshop plannedSeward chamber hosts business plan seminarMining company announces gold-silver find

Stock options mean employees prosper along with company
NEW YORK -- When Jessica Gleeson began work a decade ago making lattes and cappuccinos at a Starbucks cafe, her goal was to save enough money to buy a house when she was 30. She beat that, signing the papers for a Victorian home in Seattle on her 28th birthday.

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
Play group offers playing and reading activitiesBake sale planned today North chamber to meet Siren to be testedBusiness seminar offeredRed Cross courses to beginWriters' Group to meetParenting program offeredSwim lessons available

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

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

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.

Judges will be judged Tuesday
It may not be a jury by their peers for two Kenai Peninsula judges, but it's pretty close. On Nov. 7, local voters have an opportunity to decide if Superior Court Judges Jonathan H. Link and Harold M. Brown, both of Kenai, should be retained.

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.

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.

What's Happening
Best BetsEvents and ExhibitsEntertainmentEntertainmentUpcoming Events Down the Road Anchorage Events Films

Out of this world
Your first reaction to the current exhibit at the Kenai Peninsula College Art Gallery, "Eighteen New Abstract Canvases by Jim Evenson," might be to wonder just what the heck is going on. The art's abstract, all right. You might well conclude that it's bereft of any connection to reality.

Sunday's race
Sunday's race

Points standings
Point standings in this year's NASCAR

Schedule
Schedule for NASCAR 2000

Atlanta speedway looks for the best in series' last race
HAMPTON, Ga. -- When there's a genuine points race, Ed Clark's job as the president and general manager of Atlanta Motor Speedway is easy. In fact, his biggest problem is finding enough tickets to satisfy the demand.

Charities benefit from racing
The moment Kyle Petty ended his 500-mile stock car race at California Speedway earlier this year, his cross-country motorcycle race started.

Money leaders
Money leaders on the Winston Cup

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.

School enrollment up, but short of projections
Public school enrollment is up this year, but not as much as educators had expected or hoped.

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.

Dismissal motion denied
KODIAK -- The presiding judge in the trial of a Nikiski man charged with murdering and kidnapping a Kenai woman denied a motion to dismiss the case Wednesday.

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.

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.

Moving targets
A Sterling couple is pleading with hunters to stay off their land and leave their pigs alone.

Photo feature: An icy glare
A new, cold-nosed addition to the Jose family provides a spooky night light for trick-or-treaters Tuesday night in Kenai.

State, tribes meet to hammer out historic measure
The group charged with drawing up an historic agreement to establish government to government relations between Alaska Native tribes and the state began its penultimate meeting in Kenai Wednesday.

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

Steve Gorlac
Longtime Sterling homesteader Steve Gorlac died Oct. 26, 2000, at his home near Sterling. He was 85.

Marguerite J. Bible
Anchorage resident Marguerite J. Bible died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000, at her home. She was 82.

Applause
Volleyball teams appreciate support

Russia should spare no expense in finding truth about sub's sinking
The note recovered from the body of an officer in the remains of the Russian nuclear submarine Kursk is an agonizing reminder of the horror its crew suffered at the bottom of the Barents Sea. But it offers no clue to the massive explosion that sank the vessel in August, and the Russian government remains as secretive as ever.

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.

Letters to the Editor
Governer should retract letter on dangers of hemp inititive Why would Alaskans want to limit constitutional rights?Vote for individual freedom by voting 'no' on Ballot Measure 1Same-day airborne wolf hunting bad policy, poor hunting ethicsVoting out legislators, judges will help restore justice to Alaska

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

A wild bird's feeding guide
CLARKSBURG, W.Va. -- It's time to fill the bird feeders. Birds don't need to be fed. They did just fine before humans came along. But birds are invited into people's backyards so they can be watched, studied and enjoyed. The 60 million-plus Americans who feed wild birds invest their time and money because it's an easy way to bring a slice of nature into their lives.

Bison hunters scoring well in Delta
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The cool summer weather and early fall snow may have been a bummer for farmers in Delta Junction, but so far it seems to have been a boon for this year's crop of bison hunters.

Alaskans land whopper fish, but $1 million may get away
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The monster marlin rocketed from the deep, head shaking and water flying, and the four Alaskans on the little Mexican fishing boat bobbing in the Pacific Ocean off Cabo San Lucas thought they'd hit the jackpot.

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

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

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

Region III volleyball teams ready for second season
High school volleyball's second season starts today as the peninsula's teams gear up for their region tournaments.

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.

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.

Fleury's flurry groundsLightning
NEW YORK -- Theoren Fleury scored three times, twice on power plays in New York's four-goal second period, as the Rangers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-1 Wednesday night.

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

Cavaliers dethrone Kings in double overtime
CLEVELAND -- Lamond Murray scored all six of Cleveland's points in the second overtime before slapping the ball away from Doug Christie just before the final buzzer Wednesday night as the Cavaliers won their home opener, 102-100 over the Sacramento Kings.

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