Saturday, November 4, 2000

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.<

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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."

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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