Current weather

  • Scattered clouds
  • 54°
    Scattered clouds

Monday, November 13, 2000

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.

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.

Keel laid for new airport ferry
KETCHIKAN (AP) -- Residents of this Southeast Alaska city celebrated the start of construction on a new airport ferry over the weekend.

Exxon, Justice argue whether company can challenge ship ban
SEATTLE (AP) -- Exxon and Justice Department attorneys were back in court Monday quibbling over the aftermath of the 1989 spill of 11 million gallons of crude oil from the tanker Exxon Valdez into Alaska's pristine Prince William Sound.

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.

Roadless ban would cut Tongass harvest by two-thirds
JUNEAU (AP) -- Including the Tongass National Forest in the ban on logging in roadless areas in 2004 would cut the forest's annual timber harvest by about two-thirds, the Forest Service said Monday.

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.

War Memorial
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- In a Nov. 11 story about Alaska kicking in $15,000 for a World War II memorial on the National Mall, The Associated Press reported

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.

Storms prompt walrus hunters to seek earlier season
DILLINGHAM (AP) -- This fall's walrus hunt on Round Island was such a difficult fight against high winds and freezing rain that the Qayassiq Walrus Commission will be asking state game regulators to move the hunting season to earlier in the year.

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.

Sitka Sound herring quota higher for 2001
SITKA (AP) -- The preliminary guideline harvest level for next spring's Sitka Sound herring fishery is 9,492 tons, up from a 5,120-ton quota last spring.

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.

Nikiski teen-ager killed in rollover
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A teen-ager from Nikiski was killed over the weekend in a vehicle rollover on the Sterling Highway.

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.

Usibelli acquires leases
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The Usibelli Coal Mine has acquired 12,400 acres of state coal leases that it plans to develop within the next decade.

Sitka Sound herring quota higher for 2001
SITKA (AP) -- The preliminary guideline harvest level for next spring's Sitka Sound herring fishery is 9,492 tons, up from a 5,120-ton quota last spring.

Anchorage Daily News on the many sacrifices of veterans:
It has been 82 years since the guns fell silent. On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, World War I was over.

Body found of Elim man who went through ice on snowmachine
NOME (AP) -- The body of an Elim man missing after his snowmachine sent through the ice has been found, Alaska State Troopers said Sunday.

Keel laid for new airport ferry
KETCHIKAN (AP) -- Residents of this Southeast Alaska city celebrated the start of construction on a new airport ferry over the weekend.

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.

New study pinpoints deadliest type of Alaska plane accidents
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A newly released aviation study singles out a specific kind of aircraft accident that kills more Alaska travelers than any other, and it gives safety officials the most detailed focus yet about how to reduce fatalities.

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.

Mushers signing up for Kuskokwim 300
BETHEL (AP) -- Mushers are signing up for the Kuskokwim 300 sled dog race and a chance at the $100,000 purse.

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

Co-owner of Anchorage Press injured in avalanche
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The co-owner of the Anchorage Press weekly newspaper remained hospitalized Sunday after being seriously injured in an avalanche.

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

Body found of Elim man who went through ice on snowmachine
NOME (AP) -- The body of an Elim man missing after his snowmachine sent through the ice has been found, Alaska State Troopers said Sunday.

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.

Kenai public transit system provide personalized service
SOLDOTNA (AP) -- The new public transit system on the central Kenai Peninsula is proud of its personalized service.

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.

Lucky Unalaska woman wins big
UNALASKA (AP) -- Val Donaldson, a bartender at Carl's Bayview Inn, can't believe her luck.

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.

State targets schools, other institutions for FAS prevention
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Where there should be a mouse paw, there's a flipper, with fused bones instead of fingers. Where there should be a mouse eyeball, there's only a pin prick in the skull and no orb.

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.

November 11: Voice of The (Anchorage) Times on Alaska's cluttered ballot:
Many Alaska voters in Tuesday's election came away from the polls asking themselves: ''What was that all about?''

New study pinpoints deadliest type of Alaska plane accidents
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A newly released aviation study singles out a specific kind of aircraft accident that kills more Alaska travelers than any other, and it gives safety officials the most detailed focus yet about how to reduce fatalities.

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.

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner on the many sacrifices of veterans:
Veterans Day marks both freedom's triumph, and the sacrifice necessary to preserve it.

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

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.

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.

Co-owner of Anchorage Press injured in avalanche
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The co-owner of the Anchorage Press weekly newspaper remained hospitalized Sunday after being seriously injured in an avalanche.

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.

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.

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
Community first aid class held Chamber meeting slated Service area board to meetBoard of directors meeting planned Open house scheduledFlu shots offered in Nikiski Mexican feast planned KDLL meeting slated

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

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.

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

NOW PLAYING - Pay It Forward
Pay It Forward, starring Oscar darlings Haley Joel Osment, Kevin Spacey, and Helen Hunt, is the story of a Las Vegas 7th grader who gets an assignment to change the world and sets out to do it. He devises what is basically a pyramid-scheme of random acts of kindness. You do three big favors for someone, and they each do three big favors for three other people and so on until the whole world is holding hands and singing Kum-bah-yah. Sounds great. Unfortunately, like a real pyramid scheme, someone always gets the shaft in the end. In this case, it's the audience.

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.

Labonte celebrates series title
HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Bobby Labonte shook the huge bottle, then sent champagne spraying on his car, his crew, his wife and the championship trophy he had just won.

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.

Two accidents leave 1 dead, others injured
Two vehicle accidents occurred Saturday, resulting in various injuries and one death.

Five rescued from rising tide
Five teen-agers were rescued by Kenai Fire Department personnel at the mouth of the Kenai River on Sunday afternoon, after being trapped by the rising tide.

Little solace follows fishery disaster
State officials visited the Kenai Peninsula Borough office in Soldotna on Wednesday to discuss how they better can help commercial fishers and others hurt by this year's dismal sockeye salmon run.

Asbestos abatement boosts costs of project
The upgrade of patient bathrooms at Central Peninsula General Hospital will cost substantially more since construction workers discovered asbestos in the walls and plumbing.

City goes ahead with waste water treatment upgrade
At Wednesday's meeting, the Soldotna City Council accepted $350,000 from the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation to install an ultraviolet system at the waste water treatment facility.

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.

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.

Robyne Johnson
Robyne Johnson died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000, at Mile 74 of the Sterling Highway as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident. She was 16.

Savanna 'Suzanne' Waisanen
A memorial service for Savanna "Suzanne" Waisanen, who died Oct. 4, 2000, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Soldotna United Methodist Church at 158 S. Binkley Ave. in Soldotna.

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.

What others say
There is much to debate about global warm- ing: the probable shape of its regional impacts, the most promising ways to avert catastrophe -- even, in some respects, the precise mechanisms by which human activities warm and cool the earth.

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

Electoral College:Final battle?
WASHINGTON -- Normally a rubber stamp, the Electoral College is getting a hard look as a possible battleground for the presidency if the postelection impasse drags on.

Close election leaves unanswered questions
It reads like a novel. It looks like a scene from the film "The Matrix," in which all action is frozen.

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?

Peninsula People
Kenai Girl Scout volunteer honoredPoster contest winners announced

Marine has Veterans Day to remember
JUNEAU -- With service in World War II and in the Korean and Vietnam wars, and the distinction of being the most decorated member of the Marine Corps when he retired after 36 years, Juneau's Lt. Col. Pat Carothers remains the essential military man.

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.

Community News
Ball plannedPhotographer to present seminarAlaska SeaLife Center news

Births
John and Claire LeClair Rebecca James and Richard Holben Sarah and Thomas Carver

Community Schools
This listing of Soldotna Community School classes beginning this week serves as a reminder for preregistered participants. Most classes require preregistration and prepayment. If you did NOT preregister, call the Soldotna Community School office, at 262-6768, to check on cancellations and confirm your attendance. Details about each class can be found in the Spring 1999 Soldotna Community School brochure, which is available at Soldotna and Kenai public libraries, the city of Soldotna and the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Miracles run out
It took two rare gaffes by Al Del Greco for someone other than the Tennessee Titans to win at Adelphia Coliseum.

Four champions help Panthers to big win
The Skyview High School wrestling team continued to rule the fall wrestling season Saturday at the Anchorage Christian Schools Invitational, cruising to a victory at the 43-team meet.

Strokes of genius
What a difference a year makes.

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.

Soldotna skaters remain undefeated this season
So far, so good for the Soldotna hockey team.

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.

Woods' water world
Tiger Woods and Mark Calcavecchia prepare for their next shots after they both hit their balls into the pond during the American Express Championship in southern Spain Sunday.

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.

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

CONTACT US

  • 150 Trading Bay Rd, Kenai, AK 99611
  • Switchboard: 907-283-7551
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-283-3584
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-283-3299
  • Business Fax: 907-283-3299
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-335-1257
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback

ADVERTISING

SUBSCRIBER SERVICES

SOCIAL NETWORKING

MORRIS ALASKA NEWS