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Sunday, November 26, 2000

Geoduck season opening with bigger quota
KETCHIKAN (AP) -- Southeast Alaska divers are expected to boost their catch of geoduck clams this year with a larger quota and the opening of new harvest areas on the west side of Prince of Wales Island.

Stevens spurns $75 million in compensation for sea lion closure
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The Clinton administration proposed paying Alaska fishermen $75 million to compensate for a halt to groundfish harvests near habitat of endangered Steller sea lions, Sen. Ted Stevens says, but he rejected the money as inadequate.

State struggles to fill job vacancies
JUNEAU (AP) -- The state is scrambling to fill jobs that are usually in demand.

High court cuts damage award in Era discrimination case
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Alaska's Supreme Court has reduced a punitive damage award against Era Aviation for discriminating against a woman pilot and later retaliating when she filed a bias claim.

Supreme Court affirms registration of medical pot users
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The Alaska Supreme Court has rejected a North Pole man's challenge of the registration requirements in the medical marijuana law.

Man acquitted in killing
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A Fairbanks man was acquitted Friday of murder charges in the February killing of a Moose Creek man after testifying that he fired in self-defense.

Recalling heroic past during World War II
JUNEAU (AP) -- Doug Wahto is a member of what network anchor Tom Brokaw calls ''the greatest generation any society has ever produced.''

New dock may be vulnerable to quakes
WASILLA (AP) -- The new Matanuska-Susitna Borough port at Point MacKenzie may not be able to withstand an earthquake, according to a preliminary review by the Army Corps of Engineers.

Chalkyitsik Man faces murder charges in stabbing
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A 20-year-old Chalkyitsik man has been charged with first-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of another village resident in a Fairbanks apartment.

Holiday celebrations gone bad in Fairbanks
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Isn't Thanksgiving supposed to be a time of togetherness and sharing?

Around the Peninsula
Parenting issues to be discussedEnvironmental monitoring committee to meetBusiness financing to be discussed at seminarExplore your roots Help replenish critically low blood suppliesSing-a-grams availableComputer classes being offeredTeleconference will provide MS support

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Around the State
State struggles to fill job vacanciesStevens spurns $75 million in compensation

Homesteaders' dream
Marge Mullen grew up on the far south side of Chicago. Newly married at the age of 24, she flew with her husband, Frank, in their two-seater Stinson plane north to Alaska.

Weddings
Campen, Cissell plan December weddingArledge, McConahy tie knot at Princess LodgeBanks, Hanson marry at historic Colorado hotel

SOA seeking volunteers
It is estimated that 2,750 athletes and co

CPGH plans new addition
A new laboratory for Central Peninsula General Hospital could open next year, if all goes according to plans.

Peninsula organization regroups after July fire
Two area Special Olympics athletes will travel to Anchorage in March to compete against athletes from regions around the globe.

Photo Feature:Light Show
Children watch fireworks explode Friday night during the Kenai Chamber of Commerce's "Christmas Comes to Kenai" festivities.

Early shoppers keep cash registers busy
The sensible still were sleeping off overloads of Thanksgiving turkey, but the dedicated already were saving the peninsula economy.

Bluff project studied again
The Kenai City Council took the next step toward someday building a sea wall and coastal trail by approving a $70,000 expenditure for further study.

Nikiski girl among 21 completing boot camp
Parents, friends and instructors gathered on Veterans Day to celebrate the graduation of 21 young marines from a 13-week initiation.

Mary Caroline Dalton
Anchorage resident Mary Caroline Dalton died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000, surrounded by her family and friends. She was 46.

Nelson Marks
Nelson Marks died Friday, Nov. 24, 2000, in Sterling. He was 55.

Henry Jacobi
Sterling resident Henry Jacobi died Friday, Nov. 24, 2000, at Edmands Elder Care in Kasilof. He was 83.

Tanya Hodges
Kasilof resident Tanya Hodges died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2000, at Central Peninsula General Hospital. She was 53.

Despite oil prices, Alaska still needs sound fiscal plan
A mild heart attack gives a 40-something man a strong warning he needs to develop healthier habits -- or suffer the consequences.

Night sky declares it's winter
"But I am constant as the northern star, of whose true-fix'd and resting quality there is no fellow in the firmament."

Applause
Trails, community schools featured during winter extravaganza eventStudents show their generosity during annual canned food driveSterling school learns what it means to be part of community

Campen, Cissell plan December wedding
The bride-to-be is the daughter of John and Terri Campen of Sugarland, Texas. She is a graduate of the University of Austin, Texas with a degree in science in public relations.

Banks, Hanson marry at historic Colorado hotel
Sherril Ann Banks and Duke Wright Keith Hanson of Boulder, Colo., were wed Aug. 25 at St. Bartholemew's Episcopal Church in Estes Park, Colo. The Revs. Bill Huth and Elsie Dame, aunt of the bride, officiated.

Arledge, McConahy tie knot at Princess Lodge
Chastity Arledge and Mike McConahy were married Nov. 4 at the Kenai Princess Lodge in Cooper Landing. Willy Johnson of Cooper Landing officiated.

My Best Friend
Tara, who belongs to Satoko Makino and John Arnold of Kenai, enjoys fishing at Johnson Lake.

Mic-macs fall to Strawberry Lakers squad
The Strawberry Lakers relied on an old trick -- a hat trick, that is -- to beat the Peninsula Mic-macs 5-3 Thursday in the fourth annual Hall of Fame Memorial hockey game at the Soldotna Sports Center.

Pistons' Smith shows he's no ordinary Joe
DETROIT -- Joe Smith shouldn't been surprised by the rousing fan reaction to his Detroit Pistons debut.

Last-second block sets up Purdue stunner
Arizona's Jason Gardner, left, looks to pass after being stopped by Purdue's Joe Marshall during the second half of the John Wooden Tradition game at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Saturday.

Great Alaska Shootout
Above, DePaul's Andre Brown, right, hangs from the rim as his shot misses the mark, while Alaska-Anchorage players Greg Freeman, far left, and G

Federov score sinks Islanders
UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Sergei Fedorov's second goal of the game with 4:05 left gave the Detroit Red Wings a come-from-behind 4-3 victory Saturday night over the New York Islanders, who lost their eighth straight game.

Davenport finishes off Fed Cup win over Spain
LAS VEGAS -- It turns out the U.S. Fed Cup team didn't need Venus and Serena Williams after all.

Texas' Simms all smiles
Two seasons after arriving at Texas as the most-heralded high school quarterback in the nation, Simms cast aside mistakes and unfulfilled expectations with the game of his life.

Davis triple-double does in Cavaliers
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Baron Davis had his second triple-double in three games as the Charlotte Hornets overcame a sluggish start Saturday night to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 109-98 for their fifth straight victory.

Garcia wins big at Skins Game
INDIO, Calif. -- Fred Couples was pleased to win the opening hole of the Skins Game and reach the $2 million mark in his eight appearances in the event. Now if he can just win the final hole.

Sooners still perfect with win over Cowboys
STILLWATER, Okla. -- Oklahoma survived an off day by Josh Heupel and a scare from Oklahoma State to beat the Cowboys 12-7 Saturday and complete its first perfect regular season since 1987.

Lady Vols dispose of Illini at Maui
LAHAINA, Hawaii -- Second-ranked Tennessee scored on 11 of its first 12 possessions and beat No. 21 Illinois 111-62 in the championship game of the inaugural women's Maui Invitational on Saturday.

Great Alaska Shootout
Misssouri's Tajudeen Soyoye (33) gets a hand on the ball as he blocks a shot by Syracuse's Allen Griffin during a Great Alaska Shootout game Saturday.

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