Wednesday, November 22, 2000

Dipnetters ask fish board to delay Copper River fishing
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Copper River commercial salmon fishery could be delayed two weeks or more to allow more early-season fish to reach dipnetters. The state Board of Fisheries will consider the proposed delay at its January meeting.

New majority leader says PF earnings likely non-issue next session
JUNEAU (AP) -- Sen. Loren Leman, the new majority leader in the state Senate, said the thorny issue of whether permanent fund earnings should be used to pay for government operations likely won't come up.

Fairbanks man shot accidentally
FAIRBANKS -- An 18-year-old Fairbanks man was in satisfactory condition at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital Monday with a bullet wound. Police say he was shot accidentally with a stolen .357 revolver by a Fort Wainwright soldier Sunday night.

Task force report: Alaska Railroad needs comprehensive safety plan
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Alaska Railroad Corp. needs to develop a comprehensive safety program that focuses on preventing accidents, a governor's task force said Tuesday.

Alaska Postal Service turns to green vehicles
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Alaska Postal Service is turning to more environmentally-friendly vehicles that burn both gasoline and ethanol.

Kodiak judge declares mistrial on Kenai murder charge
KODIAK (AP) -- Kodiak Superior Court Judge Donald Hopwood declared a mistrial Monday afternoon in the first-degree murder trial of Rocky Seaman after a jury was unable to reach a verdict.

Troopers tow cars parked along Petersville Road
TRAPPER CREEK (AP) -- Alaska State Troopers towed several vehicles over the weekend after winter recreation enthusiasts left their vehicles parked along the narrow, winding Petersville Road.

Report on worker's death cites lax Alyeska safety procedures
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The government agency that regulates the trans-Alaska pipeline has criticized maintenance and work procedures at the Valdez tanker port before a fatal truck accident in August.

Perkins quits after harassment charges
JUNEAU (AP) -- Facing harassment charges over allegations that he inappropriately touched two women, Gov. Tony Knowles' new legislative director has stepped down after less than a month on the job.

Cheap turkey tempts former Alaskan
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- It's been a few years since Scotty Dawkins left the 49th state, but he still remembers the great turkey prices offered by Alaska stores at Thanksgiving time. So he ordered one.

Hunting guide fined, sentenced to nine months in jail
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A hunting guide who eluded Alaska State Troopers for eight months was ordered to spend nine months in jail and pay a $1,000 fine.

Final tally puts Davis in Senate
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Democrat Bettye Davis has won a tight race with Republican Terry Martin for an East Anchorage Senate seat.

Sealaska to pay out $2.08 per share
JUNEAU (AP) -- Sealaska Corp. will pay out a $2.08 dividend, or $208 for the typical shareholder with 100 shares, on Dec. 1., the Juneau-based regional Native corporation announced.

Man enters plea in baby's beating
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A man accused in the beating of his 3-month-old son pleaded no contest Tuesday to endangering the welfare of a child.

North Slope rejects ice road to offshore drill site
ANCHORAGE -- The North Slope Borough planning commission has turned down a permit application from three companies to build an ice road into the Beaufort Sea this winter to look for oil.

Man pleads in daylight assault
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A young Fairbanks man admitted he was responsible for a brazen daylight attack on a 33-year-old woman jogger when he changed his plea in Superior Court Tuesday afternoon.

Vote tally confirms Morgan won House seat
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Republican Carl Morgan has retained his House seat by 78 votes over former legislator Irene Nicholia. That's 72 votes more than his margin over the same opponent two years ago.

Fairbanks police arrest man in $2 robbery
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- It wasn't a big haul, but Fairbanks police quickly nabbed a suspect accused in a robbery that netted just $2 and change.

No. 22 DePaul heads field in 23rd Great Alaska Shootout
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- The Great Alaska Shootout will, once again, serve up a Thanksgiving feast of Division I play for Alaska basketball fans. But a proposed NCAA rule change could spell the end of the state's premiere holiday tournament.

China flights may add Anchorage jobs
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- United Parcel Service may expand its Anchorage operation after federal transportation officials awarded the Atlanta-based freight carrier six weekly flights to China. All will stop in Anchorage to refuel, swap cargo and change crews.

IRS looks for Alaskans due refunds
The Internal Revenue Service is looking for 342 Alaskans who have $175,690 coming to them, according to the federal tax collector.

Tesoro, state reach agreement over air quality violations
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The state Department of Environmental Conservation and Tesoro have reached a settlement over air quality violations detected at the company's oil terminal facility in Anchorage.

Parker drilling sells last land rig to Nabors Alaska
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Parker Drilling Co. said Monday that it sold its last U.S. land oil rig to Nabors Alaska Drilling Co. for $20 million.

Wasilla woman charged with setting fire that killed her son
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A Wasilla woman was arrested Tuesday and charged with deliberately setting a fire that killed her 15-year-old son.

Crew puts out engine fire
KODIAK (AP) -- The crew of a fishing vessel successfully fought an engine fire that broke out Monday near Kodiak Island in the Gulf of Alaska, the Coast Guard said.

State must clarify use of special education funds
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The state must clarify its special education regulations to differentiate between gifted and talented students and disabled students or risk losing $14 million in federal funds.

Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge gets new manager
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Alaska Maritime Wildlife Refuge is getting a new manager.

Rocket launches won't harm sea lions, ducks, Air Force says
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The Air Force says its plan to launch eight rockets from Kodiak Island over the next eight years shouldn't have significant impacts on local sea lions and eider ducks.

Bishop who challenged governor on abortion takes over doctrine panel
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Name a hot-button issue in contemporary religion and chances are that Bishop Donald W. Trautman is at the center of it, often taking hits from both left and right.

Business Briefs
Halibut charter IFQs before North Pacific council Warm weather stalls ski opening Unocal sells Agrium interestsMarathon drills Kenai Gas FieldLocal restaurants inspectedPeninsula Center Mall hosts crafts fairCross Timbers issues stockXerox recognizes local sales and support agency Laidlaw's Kodiak fleet wins praise

Business Briefs
Halibut charter IFQs before North Pacific council Warm weather stalls ski opening Unocal sells Agrium interests Marathon drills Kenai Gas Field

Hangars coming to Soldotna airport
Call it a condo, but do not bring the bed or the couch.

Around the Peninsula
Soldotna chamber will not meet todayFree business seminar offeredCommercial fishing group to meet tonightPies up for auctionDetention facility topic at chamber luncheonFlu shots available in HomerAnchor Point community group to meet

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
No chamber luncheon this week Swim lessons available Multiple Sclerosis Society offers presentationCentral Emergency Services collecting food Soroptomists taking candy orders

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.

Book Review: Songs, history of Klondike gold rush come to life again in book
Sepia photographs and songs from the gold rush days make "Music of the Alaska-Klondike Gold Rush; Songs and History," a beautifully spiral-bound book, a historical bonanza. The century was winding down. The country was still plagued by the 1893 depression, yet influences affirm that music was a major key during the gold rush days.

Building of its own gives Arts Council new life
For more than 20 years, artists in Homer have wanted a center of their own, not just a place to install a fax machine but a home base. Now they have it.

Hollywood dishes out holiday buffet
LOS ANGELES -- Hollywood has served up enough turkeys for one year. After a so-so year of movies, the industry hits the home stretch with one of the most promising slates of holiday films in recent times.

What's Happening
If you have an event to include in our Thursday InSide section, send the information, in writing, to "What's Happening," c/o the Peninsula Clarion, P.O. Box 3009, Kenai, AK 99611, fax the information to 283-3299 or send it via e-mail to To have your event listed, information must be received by Monday at 5 p.m. For more information, call 283-7551.

Take the money and run; area burglaries on rise
A string of burglaries in the Soldotna area in the last month is keeping law enforcement officials busy.

Kenai chamber to ring in Christmas season
Saint Nicholas and firefighters have a lot of similarities. Both wear unusual hats, have suspenders and go around in big black boots. This year, they have one more thing in common -- they'll both be riding fire engines.

Seaman mistrial granted

27 applications received by federal agency; July 24 deadline remains in place
Interest has been light so far in low-interest loans made available to commercial fishers and businesses hurt by this year's poor showing of upper Cook Inlet sockeye salmon.

But nearby 5-acre, Soldotna-owned parcel next in contention leasing
The first step in resolving differences is making your voice heard. The second step is looking for workable alternatives. The third step is finding consensus.

Salvation Army, volunteers ready to serve
Giving thanks over a big dinner surrounded by family and friends is, perhaps, the most traditional aspect of Thanksgiving. But for one Kenai Peninsula family, giving back is at the heart of giving thanks.

Scientists hope to bring clarity to muddy issue
This is where science on the Kenai River gets down and dirty.

Dividend group going statewide
The grass-roots organization that spearheaded the Vote No campaign in September 1999 over the plan to tap Alaska Permanent Fund earnings is taking its message statewide.

Seaman jury rules on 2 of 3 charges
A Nikiski man has been found guilty on two charges related to the 1996 disappearance of a Kenai woman.

Many contribute to success of Alaska Moose Convention People, businesses help kick off snowmachine season with partyDay of Caring volunteers build boardwalk at Camp KushtakaAfter the Bell program possible because of collaborative effort

Letters to the Editor
Aftermath of election shows some feel they are above lawWhen it comes to dying with dignity, laws defy logic

What others say
Gov. Tony Knowles' announcement of the state's preferred route for a gas pipeline is the first shot in what could be an interesting battle.

Please, put safety first during holiday season
Please, put safety first during holiday season

Writing final chapter on election
AUSTIN, Texas -- As one of the closest presidential elections in history hangs in the balance, George W. Bush and Al Gore concentrated on seven ''votes'' that could decide the outcome -- those of the justices of the Florida Supreme Court.

Reforms needed before next election
While political campaigns are now year-around, few thought that elections might become nonstop, too. So, it's not too early to begin thinking about the next election in 2002 and the presidential race in 2004 and decide what the current electoral gridlock has taught us.

Presidential prize: 'Splendid misery'
A stroke of the pen can transform wilderness into a national monument. A wish -- perhaps to play golf at midnight, as Bill Clinton recently did -- is someone's command. Unmatched power and endless perks await the new president.

Thanks for your hand in making newspaper
By the end of the week, the holiday season will be in full swing -- a blur of holiday shopping, parties and too much to do in too little time.

Vocational association awards Seward educator
Ronn Hemstock, industrial arts teacher at Seward High School, has been named the 2000 Vocational Instructor of the Year by the Alaska State Vocational Association.

Kenai Peninsula College: Around Campus
Float planned for Electric Light ParadeSpring open house scheduledStudent Services offers assistance in many areasKPC Calendar

SMS teacher honored for innovative education
Linda Overturf teaches grades seven and eight. However, she has been honored for a preschool project.

School Menus

Around the District
To have information published in Schools, please send a description of the event or accomplishment to Shana Loshbaugh at P.O. Box 3009, Kenai, AK 99611. Information will be accepted by e-mail at or by fax at 283-3299. The deadline for submission is Thursday at 5 p.m. for publication in the following Wednesday's paper. For information, contact Shana Loshbaugh at 283-7551.

Around the District
Area schools will be closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving break. Classes resume Monday.

Eat, drink, be merry!
Skyview presents 'Roaring Twenties' extravaganza

Senior Menus
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Senior Briefs
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Mic-macs, Strawberry Lakers renew Turkey Day rivalry
The fourth annual Memorial Hall of Fame hockey game, which will be held at the Soldotna Sports Center Thursday at 7 p.m., is the perfect cure for the Thanksgiving void.

DePaul heads Great Alaska Shootout field
The Great Alaska Shootout will, once again, serve up a Thanksgiving feast of Division I play for Alaska basketball fans. But a proposed NCAA rule change could spell the end of the state's premiere holiday tournament.

Cujo stops 31 shots in Leafs victory
Tie Domi, Yanic Perreault and Igor Korolev scored in front of Curtis Joseph, who made 31 saves, to give the Toronto Maple Leafs a 3-1 victory Tuesday night over the New York Rangers.

Sports Briefs
Last-place Canadiens switch coach, GMMcEnroe quits as Davis Cup captain Red Wings' Chelios out three monthsSelig to testify on baseball disparityInjuries force Chapman's retirement from NBAIndians hope Burks can fill the Manny holeNorth Carolina fires Torbush as football coachMavericks owner Cuban fined by NBA, again

Wings hunt down Predators
Red Wings defenseman Jiri Fischer checks Predators defenseman Richard Lintner into the boards Monday at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit.

Langdon's buckets key Cleveland win
Trajan Langdon made all six of his 3-pointers in the second half and scored a career-high 31 points Tuesday night as the Cleveland Cavaliers remained unbeaten at home with a 117-98 win over the Detroit Pistons.

Sports Briefs
2002 Arctic Winter Games shared by two hosts Strawberry gets probation, community serviceReggie Jackson pleads no contestMcEnroe quits as Davis Cup captainBig Ten strips Minnesota of 1997 title

Gleason coming of age for SoHi hockey
Meet John Gleason, Soldotna's 6-foot-2, 200-pound senior defenseman with a handshake as firm as his wrist shot, and it would seem that maturity wouldn't be an issue.

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