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Tuesday, November 6, 2001

Nov. 2, 2001 The Peninsula Clarion on how terrorist attacks put new perspective on getting away from it all
It's impossible to guess how the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will hurt Alaska's economy, but there's little doubt there will be a ripple effect.

Better pay is luring state resource managers away to federal jobs
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The federal takeover of subsistence fishing and hunting in Alaska has done more than take management authority away from the state. It has caused the state to lose some of its most experienced resource managers.

Goose population decline stumps scientists
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Biologists in charge of goose-reduction programs in Anchorage said they don't know why the Canada goose population declined so much this summer.

Stevens, Young looking toward for rural mail changes
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Sen. Ted Stevens and Rep. Don Young want to redesign the way mail is handled in the Bush.

Oct. 30, 2001 The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner highlights the drunk driving problem in Alaska
Don't drink and drive. Drunk driving kills.

Regulators begin analysis of pipeline spill response
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Regulators have begun working on an analysis of the spill response to last month's shooting of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline.

Murkowski, Ulmer separate official duties from stumping
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Two leading candidates to be Alaska's next governor are taking extra care with their travel plans these days.

More Alaska Air National Guardsmen mobilized
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- More Alaska Air National Guardsmen will respond to the campaign against terrorism.

Construction of ice radar begins in Prince William Sound
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Construction of the nation's first ice detection radar has begun on Prince William Sound.

Northernmost truck stop open for business all winter
BARROW (AP) -- Winter can't keep the nation's northernmost truck stop down. The Coldfoot Truck Stop will be open for business all winter, manager Linda Stanford said. And it will be open longer hours.

Murkowski, Ulmer separate official duties from stumping
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Two leading candidates to be Alaska's next governor are taking extra care with their travel plans these days.

Survey: Many Western Alaska fishermen want new line of work
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- After years of dismally low salmon prices and runs, many commercial fishermen in Western Alaska are ready to leave their jobs, according to a state survey of 1,410 fishermen.

Nov. 1, 2001 The Voice of the Times muses on media's role in the new war
The war against terrorism almost certainly will be one of the most unusual in American history.

Lawyers probe health claims of Exxon Valdez spill cleanup workers
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Workers who suspect they suffered serious health problems from helping clean up the 11-million-gallon Exxon Valdez oil spill are being asked to come forward.

Man held in assault on officer damages cell
KETCHIKAN (AP) -- A man jailed for allegedly assaulting a trooper at the Ketchikan airport broke a sprinkler in his cell over the weekend, causing at least $1,000 in damages, prison officials said.

Avoiding Moose
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game recommends the following steps to avoid moose encounters:

Knik Arm dock hurting for business
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- After two years in business, the port at Point MacKenzie is struggling for business.

Shell returns to Alaska with lease bids
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The company that discovered the Northstar oil field is once again showing an interest in Alaska. Shell Exploration and Production Inc., a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell Group, was one of the two top bidders in a North Slope lease sale last month.

Alaska takles FAS with $29 million federal project
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Fetal alcohol syndrome is simple: The only way a child can acquire it is when a pregnant woman drinks alcoholic beverages.

North Slope crude continues sliding downward
JUNEAU (AP)-- Alaska North Slope crude continued its downward slide on Monday, trading below $18 a barrel for the first time since July 1999.

Cleanup, monitoring continue at spill site
Recovery of the gasoline and diesel fuel spilled from a truck accident last week at Mile 52 of the Sterling Highway has been slow going and is expected to continue for a few more days at the least, said John Brown of the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation.

Biolgists to track Kenai Peninsula caribou
KENAI (AP) -- Biologists hope to have a better idea of the range of the various Kenai Peninsula caribou herds after fitting some with data logging devices linked to satellites.

Toklat pack accepts wolf
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A wolf that was moved from its home range east of Fairbanks six months ago has roamed about 200 miles and joined the most famous wolf pack in the world.

Anchorage woman named to Census advisory committee
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- An Anchorage woman has been named to the U.S. Census Bureau's advisory commitee on American Indian and Alaska Native populations.

October 31, 2001 The Anchorage Daily News encourages pursuit of a subsistence amendment
When Gov. Tony Knowles decided to drop the state's appeal of the Katie John case, he also decided to press the battle for an amendment to the Alaska Constitution that would provide a rural subsistence preference.

Moose encounters increase as days grow colder, darker
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Kitty Hoch's 8 year old son, Andrew, had just walked up to the front porch of a house to deliver a newspaper one morning last week when she saw the moose that was bedded down in the yard stand up only about 10 feet away from the boy.

Pitchers share MVP nomination
PHOENIX -- Curt Schilling and Randy Johnson are linked in history now: World Series champions and co-MVPs.

Brenly made the right decisions
He went through a season's worth of erasers working on the last lineup card alone. He used up more lifelines and was second-guessed more times in the past week than a month's worth of contestants on ''Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?''

Rivera loses first as closer
PHOENIX -- Mariano Rivera on the mound in the ninth inning, protecting a one-run lead in Game 7 of the World Series.

World Series MVPs
1955--Johnny Podres, Brooklyn (NL) to 2001--Curt Schilling and Randy Johnson, Arizona (NL)

Schilling to Clemens: 'Let's do it again next year'
PHOENIX -- Roger Clemens had one last thing to do before he left Bank One Ballpark.

Diamondbacks end Yankee dynasty
PHOENIX -- The final comeback belonged to the Arizona Diamondbacks, and it was the greatest of all.

Owners to discuss cutting teams, labor agreement
PHOENIX -- Less than 48 hours after the last out of a riveting World Series, owners meet Tuesday uncertain whether to try to eliminate teams or start baseball's ninth work stoppage since 1972.

North Slope crude price lowest since July '99
JUNEAU -- Alaska North Slope crude continued its downward slide on Monday, trading below $18 a barrel for the first time since July 1999.

OPEC expected to cut production
LONDON -- Alarmed by a relentless slide in oil prices, OPEC members are likely to agree to cut production by as much as 1.4 million barrels a day when the cartel's delegates meet next week, an OPEC official said Monday.

Hunters aim to get Kodiak Bear in cross hairs
By the time you read this I will already be on Kodiak Island in what will be the most serious hunt of my life. Hunting the Kodiak Brown bear is about as serious

Jack Frost "tricks" autumn to some early winter "treats" along the Kenai
Winter temperatures and beautiful scenes greeted Trick or Treaters last week on the Central Peninsula.

Borough employees dress up to give the gift of life for Halloween...
As the full moon rose on Halloween evening many Borough employees went home more like angels than the devilish costumes some were wearing. According to Pam Musgrove, public relations director for the Blood Bank of Alaska Kenai Peninsula Center, the turn out for Mayor Bagley's Halloween Blood Drive was terrific.

Unocal begins gas exploration on the Southern Kenai Peninsula...
Starting in early December, Unocal Alaska, plans to drill 3-5 wells on shore near Ninilchik and another 1-3 wells in the Anchor Point area. John Zager, Manager of Resource Development for Unocal Alaska, told the Kenai Chapter of the Alliance last week that if successful ultimately a pipeline would be constructed to Ninilchik, Anchor Point and eventually to Homer to transport gas north and to serve consumers along the way.

Hundreds enjoy "The Festival of Bacchus!"...
The Greater Kenai Chamber of Commerce drew hundreds to their 17th Annual Wine Tasting, auction and raffle event last week. The Festival of Bacchus was this year's theme, and with hundreds of volunteer hours along with the help of the Kenai High School Art department, The Diamond Rose in Kenai was decorated to resemble ancient Rome.

Now Showing: Monsters, Inc.
The discovery of Pixar is probably the best thing to happen to Disney in the last twenty years. The union of the two has produced some major home-runs, both artistically and financially.

U.S. inserts more special forces
WASHINGTON -- More U.S. special forces entered Afghanistan to support anti-Taliban rebels as top commanders said Sunday the Taliban government is weakening but still controls substantial troops that will take time to thin out and conquer.

Assembly looking at short agenda tonight
It might be short, but today's agenda for the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly includes wide-ranging topics of interest to the peninsula's equally widespread communities.

Nikiski residents list their wants
The North Peninsula Recreation Service Area asked and Nikiski residents answered -- with a vengeance.

Nonprofits feel pinch after Sept. 11
Americans and Kenai Peninsula residents alike have been moved to become more giving since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11.

Arsenic threats lurk in peninsula wells
Forget anthrax. Here on the Kenai Peninsula, the invisible threat may be arsenic Mother Nature slipped into the water.

How to test for arsenic
Chemical laboratory testing is necessary to determine the amount of arsenic in a water sample.

Peninsula caribou herds to be tracked by satellite
Biologists will have a better idea of the range different Kenai Peninsula caribou herds call home after fitting some with data logging devices linked to satellites.

Anthrax testing moves past Washington
WASHINGTON -- Investigators looking for anthrax spores are moving far beyond the nation's capital, scouring Labor Department mailrooms in Philadelphia, U.S. embassies abroad and postal facilities from New York to Phoenix.

Changes highlight arsenic problems
If you read the fine print on a future city water bill and find a reference to arsenic levels exceeding federal standards, don't panic.

Spill enters final stages of cleanup
Cleanup continued Monday after a tanker truck passing through Cooper Landing crashed, spilling thousands of gallons of fuel into a pond across from the Kenai River.

What exactly is arsenic?
Arsenic is a metallic element notorious for its toxicity. It can cause skin, lung and bladder cancer in people. It also may have links to high blood pressure, diabetes and other health problems. It can accumulate in a body over time if a person is repeatedly exposed.

ASI considers processing farmed fish
Adding spice to the Resource Development Council's Friday luncheon in Kenai was a plate of tasty "salmon tenders," compliments of Alaska Seafood International.

James Morison Campbell
James Morison Campbell died in his sleep Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001, at his family's home in Kasilof. He was 2 months old.

U.S. not winning Muslim hearts Scenes of war in Afghanistan turning sympathy for U.S. into anger
The front line of America's new war is a living room in the Old City of Jerusalem, where Vienia Naber is preparing sweet mint tea for her family gathered around a 21-inch television.

War not against Muslims
President Bush is correct in saying that the U.S. war against terrorists and those who harbor them is not a war against Muslims in general.

Evansville (Ind.) Courier & Press, on missile treaties
The need to test and quickly deploy a missile defense system is almost an article of religious faith within the Bush administration. And the president has variously described the 1972 ABM Treaty that prohibits most testing and any deployment as a useless Cold War relic.

No quick ending seen for war on terrorism
Some pundits apparently missed the message that the war on terrorism is going to be a long, difficult war, despite President Bush's almost-daily reminders that this struggle requires Americans' patience.

Muslims in America differ widely Immigration from Mideast, racism helped Islam develop in United States
Arshad Majid's family came to America from India when he was 4, and they brought their religious devotion with them. Majid remembers waking up early, climbing onto his father's lap and watching him read the Quran.

Photo feature: Shoring up
Wind-driven waves churn ashore on the Homer Spit Saturday afternoon.

Peninsula People
Area president elected to high officeStudent chosen for residence life programElks table tennis tournament winners announced

Around the Peninsula
Register today for facilitator workshopUlmer coming to KenaiFish and Game committee to meetSanta seeks handy 'elves'Investment specialist to host seminarSouth peninsula planning body to meetJob center advisory meeting slated

4-H participants guests of honor at ceremony
The following 4-H participants and leaders received awards and even money at the annual 4-H achievement and recognition awards ceremony held Oct. 28 at the Kenai Merit Inn.

Around the Peninsula
Program gives legal advice for divorceAnchor Point commission to meetKRSMA board members soughtWorkshop focuses on 'Coping with the Holidays'Kasilof Historical Society to meet

Births
Joe and Emily AleySarah and Luke HansonKari and Todd KnutsonAshley and Jason MillerDale and Holly SeguraNichole and Matt Streiff

Community News
Food Bank receives grantBig brothers soughtHospice to hold open houseHomer Community Schools announcementsSeaLife Center announces special eventsKenai Library announcements

Community Schools
This listing of Soldotna Community Schools classes beginning this week serves as a reminder for preregistered participants. Most classes require preregistration and prepayment. If you did NOT preregister, please call the Soldotna Community Schools office, at 262-6768, to check on cancellations and confirm your attendance. Details about each class can be found in the Fall-Winter 2001 Soldotna Community Schools brochure, which is available at Soldotna and Kenai public libraries, the city of Soldotna and the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District.

Photo feature: Breaking for light
Gary Richardson watches light skip across the tops of waves in Homer at sunset Saturday. "I wanted to see the sun," Richardson said.

Ask a Trooper
Question: I am building my own house and will be bringing a lot of pipes and lumber home from the lumberyard in my pickup. How long can my load be before I will get a ticket?

Senior Briefs
Activities available for our local seniors

Senior Lunch Menus
What's on the menu for our area seniors

Weir wins Tour Championship in sudden death
HOUSTON -- Mike Weir holed a 5-foot birdie putt to win the Tour Championship on the first hole of a four-man playoff Sunday, giving the Canadian his first victory of the season.

Davenport drops out, Williams triumphant
MUNICH, Germany -- Lindsay Davenport's joy at ending the year at No. 1 was short-lived.

Pack barely beats Bucs in Battle of the Bays
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Brett Favre now has a 10-0 home record against the Buccaneers after Green Bay's victory.

Matson takes small steps to big things
It's the little things that make the difference for Ninilchik senior John Matson, both on and off the wrestling mat.

Miami moves to No. 2
Even with a win over lowly Temple, Miami moved into national title territory in the Bowl Championship Series standings.

Sports Briefs
Clippers' Odom suspended for drug violationCharge against Irvin dismissedChargers' Dwight has collapsed lungNearly 40 million watch Game 7

Sonics boom Magic
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Rashard Lewis had career-highs of 36 points and 19 rebounds, and Gary Payton scored 32 points as the Seattle SuperSonics defeated the Orlando Magic 123-119 in double overtime on Monday night.

Broncos' blows get resilient Raiders angry, not injured
OAKLAND, Calif. -- After Rich Gannon got clobbered, he took a long time getting back to the Oakland Raiders' sideline. Jon Gruden looked into his quarterback's eyes for a flicker of recognition. Instead of confusion, Gruden saw anger.

Peninsula caribou herds to be tracked by satellite
Biologists will have a better idea of the range different Kenai Peninsula caribou herds call home after fitting some with data logging devices linked to satellites.

Goose population decline stumps scientists
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Biologists in charge of goose-reduction programs in Anchorage said they don't know why the Canada goose population declined so much this summer.

Toklat pack accepts wolf
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A wolf that was moved from its home range east of Fairbanks six months ago has roamed about 200 miles and joined the most famous wolf pack in the world.

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