Sunday, November 12, 2000

Injured musher remains in serious conditions
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A Salcha musher injured when his dog team ran into a low-hanging tree is paralyzed and in serious but stable condition.

Alaskan makes war memorial presentation
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Alaska kicked in $15,000 for a World War II memorial on the National Mall on Friday, with a check delivered by retired Lt. Col. Pat Carothers of Juneau.

Nome police look into dog shooting deaths
NOME (AP) -- Each of the three sled dogs was shot three times with a rifle at point-blank range. There's no apparent motive and no suspects at this point. So nervous mushers have taken to sleeping in their dog lots.

Air Guard airlifts man injured in avalanche
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A man injured in an avalanche Saturday was lifted to safety off Flattop Mountain in Anchorage by an Alaska Air National Guard helicopter.

Unalaska woman indicted on manslaughter charge
UNALASKA -- A 29-year-old woman has been indicted on manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide charges in connection with the death of an Unalaska man in September.

Railroad begins night rail grinding project
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Alaska Railroad will begin grinding rails in Anchorage and the Matanuska Valley this week and railroad officials say people should not mistake the sparks for fires along the tracks.

Teen's body found in Anchorage
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The body of a teenage girl was found Friday in the woods in Anchorage.

Noorvik children, older Alaskans get EMS awards
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Two first-grade Noorvik girls are among Alaskans honored with the Governor's Emergency Medical Services awards.

Harrington named new trooper commander for Western Alaska
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Alaska State Troopers have announced a new commander for Western Alaska.

Thieves vandalize Catholic church
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- An attack on a Roman Catholic church made a mess but probably was not religiously motivated, according to the church pastor.

Air carrier ends Kenai service
KENAI (AP) -- Another air carrier is giving up on the Kenai-to-Anchorage run. Anchorage-based TransNorthern Aviation suspended operations Wednesday.

Fairbanks man convicted of assault charges
FAIRANKS (AP) -- A man whom Fairbanks police say is a serial rapist was convicted Wednesday of two counts of first-degree sexual assault, kidnapping and third-degree assault.

Community Calendar
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Around The Peninsula
Monthly meeting held today Slash piles to be burned Chamber to hold meetingDetention center discussed in Homer

Bush continues transition planning
When results don't total 100 percent, the remainder either didn't know or refused to answer.

My best friend
Dori and Bob Gilbert of Kenai sid Tommy the cat likes to read a good book before bedtime.

Soldotna women discover unique culture in Swaziland
It's a rugged, remote country, where rusting Land Rovers crashing over rut-lined roads mark the journeys of intrepid travelers through a strange and hostile environment.

Fresh legislative agenda takes shape
Out of the frying pan, into the fire for the Kenai Peninsula's three freshman legislators.

Business as usual for outgoing reps
It's going to be business as usual for Reps. Hal Smalley, D-Kenai, Gary Davis, R-Soldotna, and Gail Phillips, R-Homer, as they wait out the last days of their legislative terms.

Activities association, educational associations react to shrinking dollars across Alaska for cocurriculars
Several statewide educational associations and the statewide activities association recently approved resolutions asking the state Legislature to come up with separate and additional funding for student activities.

Utility officials predict 7 percent rise in power rates next year
Central peninsula consumers soon will pay more for electricity thanks to a domino effect sparked by the rising price of natural gas.

Clarence 'Poopdeck' Platt
Homer resident Clarence "Poopdeck" Platt died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000, of leukemia at his home in the company of friends and family. He was 96.

Political gibberish not way to conduct people's business
A confusing ballot format is prompting a cry in parts of Florida for a "do over" on the presidential race. The plea has some merit considering how important the state's votes have become in determining the next president.

Today's nefarious necessities
It is only since my family entered the computer age that my life has mirrored my favorite movie.

2000 presidential race: Q & A
Why is Florida so important? Q: Who won the popular vote? Q: What about the Electoral College? Q: Why was there a recount in Florida? Q: Just how close is it in Florida? Q: When will Florida have a final result? Q: What is the problem in Palm Beach County? Q: What legal action has been taken? Q: Could there be a revote in Florida? Q: What's the deadline for picking a new president? Q: What happens if the situation in Florida isn't settled by Dec. 18? Q: Could this work out any other way? Q: Has there ever been an election like this?

Bowser, Sexton wedding slated Melissa Ruth Bowser and Trent Laramie Sexton have announced their plans to marry at Solid Rock Lakeside Chapel on Nov. 17.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Dr. Timothy and Marian Bowser of Soldotna. She graduated in the class of 1998 at Hope Academy in Orlando, Fla. Melissa plans to continue her education at Valencia Community College in Orlando, where she is majoring in music and vocal performance. She currently is employed at the Soldotna Animal Hospital.

Soldotna women discover unique culture in Swaziland
It's a rugged, remote country, where rusting Land Rovers crashing over rut-lined roads mark the journeys of intrepid travelers through a strange and hostile environment.

No ballot confusion for Kenai Middle School students
Bob Summer's eighth-grade history classes at Kenai Middle School had no problems with a version of the Florida presidential ballot Friday.

Community schools marks major milestone
Lifelong learning enriches people's lives in tangible and intangible ways.

Week of activities celebrates Soldotna Community Schools
Soldotna Community School is celebrating its anniversary with a week of special events, culminating with an open house and reception Tuesday, which is National Community Education Day. More entertainment opportunities follow in December.

Panthers out-skate Monroe
The Skyview Panthers shut out the Monroe Rams of Fairbanks on Saturday, 4-0. The Panthers skated their way to victory at the Soldotna Sports Center, and both coaches agreed it was a good, clean game.

Bulldogs knock off Valdez in five games for another state crown
One of the things proponents of high school sports will tell you is that learning to set goals is one of the best reasons to participate in athletics.

Panthers set new standard for school by playing for fourth
The Skyview High School volleyball team went the distance.

Thunderbirds drop Kenai at Challenge
East High of Anchorage used a strong finish to defeat Kenai Central 4-1 Friday in the second round of the Peninsula Ice Challenge.

Strokes of genius
What a difference a year makes.

Panthers cruise to win at loaded ACS Invite
Skyview won the 43-team ACS Invitational Saturday in Anchorage. A full report will be available in Monday's Clarion.

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