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Sunday, November 5, 2000

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.

Democrats complain about Voice of the Times
JUNEAU (AP) -- The Alaska Democratic Party condemned the Voice of the Times as political attack advertising Friday and accused publisher Bill Allen of making illegal campaign contributions in the form of support from the conservative editorial page.

U.S. attorney appoints Alaska election officer
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- An assistant U.S. attorney has been appointed district election officer to investigate voting day violations.

Searchers find missing hunter's ATV
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- An all-terrain vehicle used by Alfred Kochendorfer was found Friday, but searchers came across no sign of the missing Palmer hunter Saturday.

State, tribes disagree on sovereignty issue
KENAI (AP) -- Recognizing the sovereignty of the state has become a sticking point for a group that's working to establish government-to-government relations between Alaska Native tribes and the state.

Alaska Right to Life takes aim at judges
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Superior Court Judge Mary E. Greene's decision that forced the University of Alaska to offer benefits to companions of unmarried employees has made her a campaign target for Alaska Right to Life.

Yute Air plane runs off runway
BETHEL (AP) -- A Yute Air airplane attempting a takeoff Friday afternoon ran off the Bethel runway.

Gas line affect Usibelli Coal business
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Usibelli Coal Mine Inc. is keeping an eye on proposed North Slope natural gas projects, which could pose a long-term threat to the company, company officials say.

Knowles meets with BP officials
JUNEAU (AP) -- Gov. Tony Knowles stopped in London on Friday on his way home from a trade mission to Asia to discuss oil and gas opportunities with officials from BP.

Police question singer's statement in radio ad
ANCHORAGE(AP) -- Alaska law enforcement officials are questioning claims made by country music legend Willie Nelson in radio political advertisements urging Alaskans to legalize marijuana.

Teen mock vote favors Bush, pot
JUNEAU (AP) -- George W. Bush and legalized marijuana both came up winners in a mock election among Alaska teen-agers.

BP considering Russian Far East for oil development
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- BP is looking to join the world's other big oil companies in an emerging oil hot spot, Sakhalin Island in the Russian Far East.

Ducks may derail Unalaska harbor project
UNALASKA (AP) -- A flock of threatened ducks could scuttle plans for a proposed new Unalaska harbor.

Insurance rates climb for Alaska air carriers
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- An increase in aviation insurance rates could mean fewer seats and higher prices for air travelers in Alaska, some commercial air carriers say.

Republicans file second APOC complaint
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The state Republican party filed a second complaint Friday with the Alaska Public Offices Commission, again accusing the Alaska Conservation Voters of violating campaign finance laws.

FBI looks into Fairbanks shooting
FAIRBANKS (AP) The FBI has launched its own investigation into the police shooting of Corwin Vent in Fairbanks Sunday night.

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
Mother's group to be heldContracting and eCommerce workshop plannedAssisted living discussion plannedPublic invited to 'election central' Tuesday nightBlood donations neededFlu shots availableFish and Game advisory committee to meetPie auction slatedDeadline approaches for Junior Miss

NOW PLAYING - Charlie's Angels
Beautiful girl walking away. Freeze. She turns her head, tossing her perfect hair and flashing her perfect smile. Freeze. Now strike a karate pose! That about sums up the very silly, yet somehow very charming remake of that bastion of seventies TV excellence, Charlie's Angels.

My Best Friend
John and Marjorie Torgerson of Soldotna couldn't resist catching their dog Chino on film after Chino took the empty ice cream carton out of the wastebasket in an attempt to get the last drop.

Biathlete shares spirit of Olympic lifestyle with aspiring competitors
Since the eighth grade, Miller, who now resides in Soldotna, has had a clear idea of what her passion in life would be. That's when she discovered biathlons -- a combination of cross-country skiing and rifle marksmanship.

Borough seeking to improve quality of water in area schools
While anxious families await blood test results to determine lead levels, Kenai Peninsula Borough maintenance workers continue their long-term battle against water problems.

Photo feature: Getting ready for winter fun
Dave Litchfield and his family listen, at right, as Swix Ski Co. representative Gustave Hanson explains a waxing technique during Friday night's Winter Kick-Off Extravaganza at Tsalteshi Trails and Skyview High School.

Two local businesses crack magazine's 'Top 49ers' list
Two Kenai Peninsula businesses appear this year on Alaska Business Monthly's list of Alaska's top 49 businesses ranked by gross revenues.

Boroughs, industry groups challenge beluga suit
The Resource Development Council, the Alaska Oil and Gas Association and three municipalities filed papers last week to intervene in a lawsuit that could bring Endangered Species Act protection for Cook Inlet beluga whales.

Soldotna studies new gun rules for city parks
If you want to bring a firearm into a Soldotna park, make sure it's concealed. That could be the city's law if a new regulation being drafted now is approved this winter by the Soldotna City Council.

June Alice Trimmingham
Longtime Alaska resident June Alice Trimmingham died of natural causes Thursday, Oct. 19, 2000, at her home in Hope. She was 80.

Tax cap bum deal for peninsula
The tax cap initiative which will appear on Tuesday's general election is not a good deal for the

Applause
Soldotna chamber's pie auction proves to be delicious success

Tax cap initiative won't make Alaska better place to live
The idea of capping property taxes has a lot of appeal -- on the surface. After all, when was the last time someone complained of paying too few taxes or receiving too many services for those taxes they pay?

Tax cap needed to put people's interests ahead of government's
Over the last few months politicians, bureaucrats and other special interest groups feeding at the public trough have been falling over themselves trying to defeat the tax cap initiative. Tax cap supporters and homeowners have been called parasites and other names. Deplorable tactics of this sort only split and alienate the population and show how weak the other side's arguments are.

DeMello, White marry in Vegas
Courtney DeMello and Ken White were married Oct. 8, 2000, in a 4 p.m. ceremony at Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas.

Reed, Jackson wed in Oregon
Katrinna R. Reed and Lloyd Brent Jackson were joined in marriage on July 29, 2000, at Hyak Park in Corvallis, Ore., by Pastor Steve Stewart of Portland in a double-ring ceremony.

Macvie, Lance hold Renaissance wedding
Meagan Macvie and Gordon Lance were married Aug. 12, 2000, on Lower Summit Lake in Cooper Landing.

Skyview stuffs Nikiski to take Peninsula Duals
Nikiski hosted the Peninsula Dual wrestling meet Saturday. Skyview's Panthers wrestled their way to the top of the 15-school tournament, defeating Nikiski in the championship round and earning a total of 191 points.

SoHi boys, girls swimmers sweep team titles for second straight year
The Soldotna boys and girls swimming and diving teams continued to dominate Region III Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Region III Swimming and Diving Championships.

Palmer sweeps Soldotna in third-place game
The Soldotna High School volleyball team certainly was reaching for the Stars at the Region III/4A Championship at Kenai Central High School.

Bulldogs take home region title
A year after falling short of the state tournament for the first time in nine years, the Nikiski volleyball team rose to the top of Region III/3A again Saturday at Anchorage Christian Schools.

Warriors slip past Skyview
The Skyview High School volleyball team lost Saturday's Region III/4A Championship battle in three games to Wasilla.

SoHi skaters topple Kenai
Just how much potential does the Soldotna High School hockey team have?

Oilers Corner
The Peninsula Oilers recently signed Bobby Spano for the 2001 season. Spano is a junior at Florida Atlantic University and is a recent transfer from Florida State University.

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