Wednesday, November 15, 2000

Five teen-agers run into trouble in rising tidal waters
Five teen-agers ran into trouble over the weekend when they were trapped by a rising tide at the mouth of the Kenai River.

Nome Superintendent resigns
The Nome superintendent of schools has resigned.

DEC clears Kachemak Bay East mussels for human consumption
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Kachemak Bay East mussels are back on the menu after the state Department of Environmental Conservation announced it was reopening area beaches for mussel harvest.

Oil and gas lease sale indicates interest in gas development
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The state's lease sale of oil and gas properties on the North Slope and the Beaufort Sea on Wednesday marked a turning point for the state's energy industry, with companies bidding on areas likely to hold natural gas.

Ahmoagak succeeds Hove as head of municipal gas line consortium
The mayor of the North Slope Borough has been named the new chairman of the municipal consortium that's pursuing a natural gas pipeline.

For cold-weather comfort, leave the cotton at home
KENAI (AP) -- There's nothing worse than being cold and wet while skiing, and that's why there's nothing worse than wearing cotton while skiing.

Cruise industry agrees in principle to monitoring, fees
JUNEAU (AP) -- Cruise industry officials have agreed in principle to permanent monitoring of treated sewage and wastewater discharges into Alaska waters, along with fees to pay for the testing, Gov. Tony Knowles and the chairman of an industry group said Monday.

Subarctic Spinners make dog fur hats and ear bands
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- When Robin Underwood found out a new law outlawing the selling or making of products with dog fur didn't apply to hair that is brushed or shed, she breathed a little easier.

Alaska Supreme Court hears arguments on assisted suicide
The Alaska Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday on whether the state should allow physician-assisted suicide.

Inuits are sure the world is getting warmer, no matter what scientists say
While governments and scientists still debate climate change, Inuit tribal members on Banks Island in the far northern Canadian Arctic are already convinced the world is getting warmer.

Congressional recess; presidential race, leave Alaska issues in limbo
More than a score of priorities for Alaska's congressional delegation remain unresolved now that lawmakers are leaving Washington until Dec. 5 or later.

Cruise industry agrees in principle to monitoring, fees
Cruise industry officials have agreed in principle to permanent monitoring of treated sewage and wastewater discharges into Alaska waters, along with fees to pay for the testing, Gov. Tony Knowles and the chairman of an industry group said Monday.

Off-Season Tourists,0428 Study: Thousands visit Anchorage but few see, do or spend much
A recent survey of winter air travelers shows that thousands of in-state business people flock to Alaska's largest city during the tourism off-season.

Survey finds Alyeska workers continue to fear harassment
A new survey finds workers at the Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. continue to experience intimidation and harassment for reporting safety concerns along the 800-mile trans-Alaska oil pipeline.

Survey finds Alyeska workers continue to fear harassment
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A new survey finds workers at the Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. continue to experience intimidation and harassment for reporting safety concerns along the 800-mile trans-Alaska oil pipeline.

Pipeline company rejects call for more vapor equipment at terminal
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Officials with the company that runs the 800-mile trans-Alaska oil pipeline and tanker port at Valdez say they won't be installing any more equipment to capture toxic vapors released during oil loading.

Pipeline company rejects call for more vapor equipment at terminal
Pipeline company rejects call for more vapor equipment at terminal

Wolf reintroduction proposed in Southern Rockies
An environmental group that successfully campaigned for the return of wolves to Yellowstone National Park wants the federal government to do the same in the southern Rockies.

Pipeline company rejects call for more vapor equipment at terminal
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Officials with the company that runs the 800-mile trans-Alaska oil pipeline and tanker port at Valdez say they won't be installing any more equipment to capture toxic vapors released during oil loading.

Clinton signs Southeast intertie authorization
President Clinton signed legislation Tuesday authorizing construction of an electrical transmission intertie through Southeast Alaska.

Wolf reintroduction proposed in Southern Rockies
An environmental group that successfully campaigned for the return of wolves to Yellowstone National Park wants the federal government to do the same in the southern Rockies.

Around the Peninsula
Dead trees blamed for Moose Pass outage Soldotna chamber to meet todaySoldotna chamber to meet todayComputer workshop offered Youth facility committee invites public to commentNinilchik firefighters to hold membership meetingAARP to meet ThursdaySmall business center to hold open houseKDLL board to meet

Community Calendar
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Around the Peninsula
Red Cross class offered Kenai chamber to meet Nonprofits to speak at Anchor Point luncheonForest plans are topic of Hope meeting Free HomeChoice seminar offered Workshop for bereaved individuals todayDAV meeting slated for ThursdayLeague of Women Voters meeting Thursday

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.

Caring for the Kenai welcomes Agrium
The annual Caring for the Kenai contest gained one sponsor when Agrium Inc. bought the Unocal fertilizer plant in Nikiski. Now it could gain more.

Tax break benefits property owners
A new ordinance passed unanimously by the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly provides for a four-year property tax exemption for landowners constructing habitat protection projects along rivers and streams.

Flu shots well under way on peninsula
After delays in receiving orders for the seasonally coveted flu shot, area medical and senior centers are now operating clinics to administer the vaccine.

Chugach plans aim to preserve forest
It appears the Chugach National Forest will remain roadless.

Defense rests in Seaman's trial in Kodiak
KODIAK -- Defense attorneys in the trial of a Nikiski man charged with murdering a Kenai woman rested their case Monday.

Photo Feature:For the kids
Homer Electric Association's Nathan Smith and Bobby Taylor work to secure a pole at Kena Homer Electric Association's Nathan Smith and Bobby Taylor work to secure a pole at Kenai Middle School Friday afternoon during a project to update equipment used for the school's adventure education class.i Middle School Friday afternoon during a project to update equipment used for the school's adventure education class.

Open house at job center
The Peninsula Job Center will hold an open house on Thursday, but those attending Tuesday's Soldotna Chamber of Commerce meeting learned a little about the organization from the comfort of their seats at the Riverside House.

Proposed closures spark controversy
The Lost Lake Trail near Seward is the center of a controversy over snowmachine access to trails in Chugach National Forest.

Figure skating club to put on benefit for food bank
Around this time last year, low supplies were reported at the Peninsula Food Bank. At the same time, June Warta, an instructor for the Denali Figure Skating Club, was producing a figure skating exhibition.

EDD event will include speakers, brainstorming
Calling it "an opportunity to bring people together," the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District will host a summit next month in an effort to spur economic development around the peninsula.

Response boat protects Cook Inlet from oil spills
The industry cooperative that provides oil spill response for Cook Inlet has a new boat.

Roadless ban would cut Tongass harvest
JUNEAU -- 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.

Ruth E. Gangloff
Sterling resident Ruth E. Gangloff died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at Central Peninsula General Hospital of cancer. She was 69.

William Joseph 'Bill' Lindow
Longtime Anchorage resident William Joseph "Bill" Lindow died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, at his home of natural causes. He was 91.

Robyne Renae Johnson
Robyne Renae Johnson

Montana Piatt
Kenai resident Montana Piatt died Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, at Heritage Place in Soldotna. She was 88.

Sylvia Wirth
Soldotna resident Sylvia Wirth died Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, at Heritage Place in Soldotna. She was 87.

Losing cultural icons
Dying just before the beginning of the 1999 Major League Baseball season was Joe DiMaggio's final act of dignity. DiMaggio slipped away before the New York Yankees' Opening Day, when he was scheduled to throw out the ceremonial first ball. ...

Applause
Anchor Point voters give poll workers reason to celebrateVeterans share experiences with K-Beach studentsSchool fun fest, rummage sale successful, thanks to supportSterling seniors host frightfully good Halloween party for kidsBusiness community helps support family reading time Arts patrons encourage work of Kenai Peninsula artistsBusinesses set good example with drug-free pledge, support

Applause
Our thanks to the Hospital Administration, the Board of Directors, many local doctors and to concerned staff members for seeing a need for a Special Procedure/Oncology department within our local hospital and providing the facilities and equipment as well as competent staff and support staff in bringing this service to our community.

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Election recount stirs discussion of system, right course of action
Richard Nixon has never gotten such good press. His prompt concession in 1960 is being cited again and again as an example of putting country above self. He's become a shining figure at this murky moment. Who'd a-thunk it?

Letters to the Editor
Commercial fishers not to blame for problems on Kenai River Overseas servicemen help save day on presidential electionSnowmachiners have rights just as cross-country skiers do

Letters to the Editor
Old Chicago trick explains evaporation of Bush's lead One person, one vote needed to give democracy meaningHungry wolves kill dog, cause humans to fear attack

Pet of the week:Soldotna
The Soldotna Animal Shelter is featuring this 2-year-old male Australian shepherd mix for $74.

School News
Kalifornsky Beach Elementary Nikiski ElementaryNorth Star ElementaryRedoubt ElementarySears ElementarySoldotna ElementaryTustumena Elementary SchoolSoldotna Middle SchoolKenai Central High SchoolSoldotna High SchoolCook Inlet AcademyKenai Cooperative PreschoolKenaitze Cuya Qyut'anen Head StartPeninsula Grace PreschoolSoldotna Cooperative Preschool

Career Day allows high school students to explore opportunities
KPC's 11th annual high school Career Day will take place Friday morning on the campus. KPC will host hundreds of peninsula high school students for an industrious morning

Lessons abroad
Cheryl Schweigert never knew much about the country of China. That was until she traveled with 42 teachers from around the United States to interact and observe education in the Asian country.

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Around the District
Nikiski drama team scores in first meet Peninsula musicians selected for honors festivalFriday set aside to honor principalsChallenger offers ballooning campSchool board meets MondayThis is Geography Awareness WeekWinter requires more clothesDeadline nears for Voice of Democracy programKCHS announces Students of the MonthOrientation meetings for subs planned Poetry contest seeks entries

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With Griese feeling no pain, Broncos top Oakland again
DENVER -- Even John Elway never directed a game-winning drive with a separated throwing shoulder.

Sharks hand Devils sixth loss in a row
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Mike Ricci's goal nine minutes into the third period gave San Jose the lead as the Sharks beat the New Jersey Devils 3-2 Tuesday night, sending the Stanley Cup champions to their sixth straight defeat.

Sports Briefs
A-Rod wants treatment of a god Belgian teen-ager upsets Sanchez-VicarioSnowmachine drags schedule meeting

Dawgs rule under this Roofe
Nikiski's Chris Roofe wrestles during the Peninsula Duals earlier this month.

Big award for Big Unit
Unable even to throw the ball over the plate as a wild young pitcher, Arizona's Randy Johnson has joined elite company toward the end of his career.

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