Thursday, November 23, 2000

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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 interests Marathon drills Kenai Gas Field

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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.

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
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

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.

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.

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.

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