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Friday, November 3, 2000

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.

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

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.

Alaska issues wait while Congress takes a break
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Cruise ship pollution, the fate of the pollock fishery and dozens more Alaska issues will have to wait until Tuesday's election to be resolved by Congress.

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.

Fairbanks mayor proposes reduced budget
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Mayor Jim Hayes has released his $20 million spending plan for the city that would reduce the budget by more than $3 million from the books and provide a modest property tax rollback.

Mining company announces gold find
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Owners of a mining claim near Goodpaster say they've got a significant gold find near the Pogo mine site. The announcement came as another mining company announced promising results in test holes near Northway.

Trailer rollover spills diesel fuel
A tractor with two trailers rolled down a 20-foot embankment on the Parks Highway, about 12 miles north Nenana, spilling about 50 gallons of diesel fuel on the snowy ground, according to state Department of Environmental Conservation officials

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.

Hooper Bay woman killed in Anchorage accident
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A woman from the village of Hooper Bay was struck and killed early this morning while crossing a street in Anchorage.

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.

Alakanuk families move to avoid Yukon erosion
Sophie James and her family are hoping for an early snowfall. They need plenty of snow to move their home in Alakanuk across the street, away from the eroding bank of the Yukon River.

Biologist documents wolf attacks
JUNEAU (AP) -- An Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist's review of wolf attacks on people challenges the notion that healthy wolves don't attack humans.

BP creates science center at Alaska Pacific University
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- BP will provide $1 million to creat the BP Science Center at Alaska Pacific University, said APU President Douglas North.

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.

Phone, data service interrupted after GCI cable severed
Long-distance phone service and data transfer services were disrupted Thursday after an electrical contractor severed a GCI fiber optic cable.<

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.

Mine wins award for restoration work
Rock piles left behind in a valley north of Fairbanks were nearly sterile after 100 years of mining, and waterways had no fish.

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

SeaLife Center plans repairs with $10 million settlement
SeaLife Center plans repairs with $10 million settlement

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.

Palmer man missing on hunting trip
Searchers on Thursday failed to find a Palmer man missing on a hunting trip.

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.

Sterling couple says hunters target their pigs
STERLING -- A couple in this Kenai Peninsula town is pleading with hunters to stay off their land and leave their pigs alone.

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.

Smoking States
Percentage of adult smokers by state. Percentages taken from a 1999 survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Juneau Police kill fifth black bear of season
The Juneau Police Department killed its fifth black bear of the season Thursday after the animal broke down a wooden fence to get to garbage.

State, tribes say theyre close to agreement
KENAI (AP) -- A spokesman for the group working to establish government-to-government relations between Alaska Native tribes and the state says an agreement is in sight.

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

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.

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.

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
Bazaar, art show slated Botanical group to gather Saturday Tustumena 200 seeks volunteersHistorical Society to meet SundayBlood Bank holding drivesBooster club plans talk about seasonNorth Peninsula council to meet

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.

The good fight: Area candidates work to make campaign friendly
Ever heard "it's a small world"? Alaskans running for political office battle that smallness in community after community, street after street, door after door, repeatedly crossing each other's campaign trails.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Sunday's race
Sunday's race

Photo Feature
A Bohemian waxwing pauses to survey the surroundings while eating mountain ash berries in Kenai on Thursday afernoon.

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.

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 make strides
After two days of meetings in Kenai this week, the state of Alaska and Alaska Indian tribes are closer to reaching a historic agreement that will change the way each relates to the other.

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.

BP reviews contracts for gas-to-liquids plant
BP expects to award the contract this month to erect an $86 million plant in Nikiski to test technology for turning natural gas into synthetic diesel fuel.

Parents opt for lead testing
The children were not happy. Some held their heads high, while others dissolved in tears.

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

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

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

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

Election coverage gives voters complete information
I want to commend the Clarion for your very complete and comphrensive election coverage.

Letters to the Editor
Vote 'no' on Proposition 1, then demand initiative reforms

Our top choices for peninsula's legislative seats
Vote Hal Smalley.

Our top choices for peninsula's legislative seats
Our top choices for peninsula's legislative seatsHouse District 7House District 8 District 9 Senate District E

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.

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

Letters to the Editor
Sprague will be voice for working men and women of District 8 Industrial hemp products would help diversify Alaska's economyAlaskans need to make sure their voting choices reflect their values

Ballot Measure 2 protects Alaskans' right to reasonably amend state's Constitution
Our country's first president, George Washington, in his farewell address on Sept. 17, 1796, said: "The basis of our political system is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government."

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.

Alaska Guides a part of Tustumena Lake's rich history
Many people have lived on the Kenai Peninsula for years and have never seen one of its most striking feat

How to make your own Wax Bench
Instructions on making your own homemade Wax Bench.

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.

Outdoor Briefs
Public invited to Winter Kickoff at Tsalteshi TrailsSheep, moose hunters can draw for permits

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.

No reason to wax hysterical
Waxing a ski can be about as simple and cheap, or complicated and expensive, as the skier wants to make it.

Cambodian temple subject of U.N. rights probe
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- United Nations human rights workers and Cambodian officials are investigating claims of illegal detentions, torture and possible murder at a Buddhist temple in Phnom Penh, a local newspaper reported.

Gallup poll finds decline in Bible reading
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) -- Americans who read the Bible at least occasionally have dropped from 73 percent in the 1980s to 59 percent in an October Gallup poll. Those saying they read the Bible weekly or more often dropped only slightly, from 40 percent in 1990 to 37 percent

Woman sues, claiming church had no right to expel her
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Unitarian Deborah Sumner is suing her congregation for expelling her over questioning its business practices.

Religion goes green as ecology joins theology in the pulpit
VANTAGE, Wash. (AP) -- When they're not saving souls, more of the religious faithful are trying to save the environment. They're lobbying for the Endangered Species Act, conducting energy audits and educating others about global climate change.

Gallup poll finds decline in Bible reading
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) -- Americans who read the Bible at least occasionally have dropped from 73 percent in the 1980s to 59 percent in an October Gallup poll. Those saying they read the Bible weekly or more often dropped only slightly, from 40 percent in 1990 to 37 percent.

Pope Pius XII: Historians pose new questions to Vatican
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Roman Catholic and Jewish historians examining Pope Pius XII's actions during the Holocaust have put the Vatican on the spot.

Billy Graham planning more crusades despite failing health
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Evangelist Billy Graham said Tuesday that despite his failing health he's planning more crusades next year, dispelling rumors that a four-day crusade here this week would be his last.

Salvation: The other permanent fund
What did you do with your Alaska Permanent Fund dividend?

Religion Briefs
Speakers featured at conference Men's retreat planned Meeting to organize community worship plannedMeeting to organize community worship plannedMusic group, evangelist to visitChurch conducting classes on Catholic faith

Federal law gives congregations earthly clout in local zoning disputes
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Municipal officials may fume, but church and synagogue members are singing the praises of a new federal law that gives them earthly clout in zoning disputes.

Small church receives $60 million donation
ST. MARYS, Ga. (AP) -- Parishioners fell silent at St. Marys United Methodist Church when the Rev. Derek McAleer told them the news: the church will get $60 million by next July from a businessman's estate.

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.

SoHi, SkyHi collect wins in first round
The Skyview High School volleyball team considers five an unlucky number.

Region III competitors try to take team titles from Soldotna boys, girls
Early in the school year, Soldotna swimming coach Sohail Marey had his managers put up a number of signs around the SoHi hallways with "#20" written on them.

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.

Two quick goals spur Senators past Rangers
KANATA, Ontario -- Magnus Arvedson and Igor Kravchuk scored 33 seconds apart in the third period to lift the Ottawa Senators to a 6-5 victory Thursday night over the New York Rangers.

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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