Tuesday, November 28, 2000

November 24: Fairbanks Daily News-Miner on highway route for gas pipeline:
The beauty of routing a natural-gas pipeline along the Alaska Highway is it actually enhances other North Slope gas commercialization projects.

Cleanup continues in oil spill at New Port Walter
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Cleanup crews have collected tar balls and other oil-soaked debris following a spill in an environmentally-sensitive area on Baranof Island, the Coast Guard said Sunday.

Opinion mixed on whether Viagra is drying up gallbladder market
JUNEAU (AP) -- When Viagra first became available in the United States to treat impotency, there was speculation it would dry up the illegal market for bear gallbladders.

Utility responds to state's Intertie information request
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A utility here is beginning to show some impatience with delays by the Knowles administration in signing off on the route of the Northern Intertie.

Qiviut yarn knitters in remote villages make extra cash
Knit one, purl two, yarn over.

Old human remains found on Prince of Wales Island
PRINCE OF WALES ISLAND (AP) -- Human remains were discovered this week on Prince of Wales Island are archaeological and should not be considered a crime scene, a Forest Service archaeologist said.

November 24: Voice of The (Anchorage) Times on Alaska voter tabulation:
Since statehood, Alaskans have joked about the laughable prospect that a presidential election might be decided by Alaska's three electoral votes.

Cross leaving Alaska's top education post
JUNEAU (AP) -- Education Commissioner Rick Cross said Tuesday that he will leave Alaska at the end of the year to run a small school district in northern Michigan so he can work more closely with teachers, parents and children.

Tagging project might help reveal where halibut spend the winter
SOLDOTNA (AP) -- A small, electronics-packed bobber that one day may help unlock the mysterious ocean life of salmon is being tested right now on seven Resurrection Bay halibut.

Helicopter landings at Juneau Ice Field to stay at current number
JUNEAU (AP) -- The U.S. Forest Service has decided to extend the current level of commercial helicopter tour landings on the Juneau Ice Field for next season.

BLM changes mining rules to include small-scale operators
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The Bureau of Land Management is changing its rules, requiring that even small-scale hardrock miners on federal claims guarantee they can clean up any mess they might leave.

Troopers: Marshall man dies of exposure
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A 70-year-old man from Marshall in Western Alaska was found dead Monday afternoon after a two-day search.

November 23: Anchorage Daily News on calling elections:
The television networks goofed mightily in calling the presidential election. By now, everybody knows that.

Utility responds to state's Intertie information request
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A utility here is beginning to show some impatience with delays by Knowles administration in signing off on the route of the Northern Intertie.

November 26: Fairbanks Daily News-Miner on policing Permanent Fund dividend claims:
Alaska residency requirements and allowable absences have changed somewhat in the years since Alaska Permanent Fund earnings yielded the $386 dividends

Phillips' Meyers predicts 25 percent boost in North Slope output
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The president of Alaska's top oil producer says things are looking up on the North Slope. Way up.

KJNP still in tune after all these years
NORTH POLE (AP) -- When Gen Nelson came to Alaska in 1956 with her husband Don on a church mission, she told friends and family back in Minnesota they'd be back in three years, five at the most.

Conservation groups seek to curb Alaska Board of Game
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Conservation groups filed a lawsuit Monday that says the Alaska Board of Game is monopolized by hunters and trappers.

Judge sentences career criminal to 30 years
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A Superior Court judge sentenced career criminal Laurence Kompkoff to 30 years in prison for attempting to rape a woman and shooting her finger off during a struggle.

Emmonak man dies of hypothermia
BETHEL (AP) -- An Emmonak man has died of hypothermia, Bethel police said Monday.

Federal wildlife technicians wage war on city pigeons
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Federal wildlife officials for years have waged a war to rid the city of pigeons.

Inaccessible business continue 10 years after disabilities act
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Ten years after the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed, businesses are still opening stores that aren't accessible, says Janel Wright, an attorney with the Disability Law Center in Anchorage.

Dillingham uses junked cars to help halt erosion
DILLINGHAM (AP) -- The City of Dillingham is resorting to some desperate measures to keep the coastline along Snag Point from being washed into the Bering Sea by the Nushagak River.

Japan remains Alaska's No. 1 export market
JUNEAU (AP) -- Alaska's exports to Japan over the first eight months of this year held steady following a 53 percent increase in 1999, state economic officials said.

Groups battle for control over Point Retreat Lighthouse
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Ted Stevens is in the middle of a dispute about what should be done with the Point Retreat Lighthouse, which for nearly a century has been a navigational beacon for travelers of Southeast Alaska's inland passage.

Staying on trail may become a little easier around Bristol Bay
DILLINGHAM (AP) -- An organized system of trail markers has been established around Bethel and Nome to help snowmachiners find their way in winter.

Around the Peninsula
Wanted: Resolution keepersChamber lunch to feature Heritage Place speakerAnchor Point association to meet today Civil War is topic for genealogistsPublic radio board to meetJunior Miss deadline approachingFinancing a business seminar ThursdayWRCC annual meeting scheduled for SaturdayHistorians to meet SaturdayCES collecting food for food bankSoroptimists selling candy

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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
Refuge open for cutting holiday treesResource center to hold workshop Weekly mothers group slatedHomer health center to give vaccineAnchor Point Community Association to meetAdvisory committee to meetPeninsula college to hold blood donationsBusiness center to host seminarMeeting to research historical backgroundSoldotna club in need of computersPractice for annual cantata to continueNext class of recruits sought

Now playing - 102 Dalmatians
Apparently, the folks over at Disney think that all they have to do have a hit movie is throw a few cute puppies on the screen and watch the audience come running. They're right.

Photo feature: Long gone
The sun sets over Cook Inlet last weekend. The days continue to get shorter as the winter solstice approaches.

Area agencies unite for Sharing the Spirit
No one should go hungry this holiday season.

Bears not ready to den
The days are short, but the bears are not sleeping.

Home, sweet home
Mothers, children and friends gathered Saturday at a popular bakery to build memories and share in the cheer of the holidays.

Schoolchildren face new vaccinations
Parents be warned: Next year the state will require more vaccinations for children entering day care or school.

Laidlaw agrees to pay $2 million
HOMER -- The bus company serving Kenai Peninsula schools agreed this week to pay $2 million to a trust fund for Ashley Logan, the young girl severely injured in January 1997 when she was struck by a Chevy Blazer at an East End Road school bus stop.

Kenai earns project honors
The Kenai Peninsula Borough's Project Impact was named one of the top 10 such programs in the nation by the Federal Emergency Management Agency recently.

School enrollment below projection
Population changes continue to cost peninsula public schools money.

Henry 'Jack' Jacobi
Sterling resident Henry "Jack" Jacobi died Friday, Nov. 24, 2000, at Edmand's Elder Care in Kasilof following a long illness. He was 83.

Clifford Kirkland
Ninilchik resident Clifford Kirkland died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at Heritage Place in Soldotna of natural causes. He was 88.

Nelson Patrick Marks
Anchorage resident Nelson Patrick Marks died Friday, Nov. 24, 2000. He was 54.

Applause
School district receives kudos from new substituteK-Beach Elementary School fifth graders make splash with seniors

Should we pay off the national debt?
Now that presidential vetoes have killed all chances for significant tax

Clinton Vietnam visit cause for celebration as well as wonder
The last American president to visit Viet-nam was Richard Nixon, who traveled to the South Vietnamese capital of Saigon i

Women serving in elected office
NEW YORK -- Although women made record gains in the nation's highest offices in this year's elections, their numbers slipped in legislatures and other state offices -- raising worries about the training ground for future leaders.

What others say
Ever since Election Night, it's been clear that this astoundingly close presidential election could pose grave dangers. The legitimacy of the next president, and even of the American political system, could be called into question.

One way or another, our judges turn out to be political animals
When Florida's Supreme Court breathed life into Al Gore's quest for the White House, the response from some Republicans was immediate: What do you expect from six Democratic justices and an independent, all appointed by Democratic governors?

Births
Kevin Biastoch, and wife Maria Robert and Leah Handley

Pottery on display.
Alisa Carroll's "Java Pot and Mug" took first place in the Kenai Potters Guild's 13th annual Kenai Clay Exibition.

Photo feature: Being fire wise pays.
Members of the Kenai Fire Department show off their Alaska Award of Excellence from the Alaska Municipal League for its FireWise program.

Career development grant helps teacher share trip with classes
It helps to have friends in high places. Kenai residents Nate and Gina Kiel met President Bill Clinton and actor Tom Hanks at the White House on Veterans Day, thanks to an old peninsula connection.

Peninsula People
Student earns degree Area men enlist in Army Doctor receives training

Alaska SeaLife Center
Diving birds are back Tagged halibut released

Juneau veteran recalls heroic past during World War II service
JUNEAU -- Doug Wahto is a member of what network anchor Tom Brokaw calls ''the greatest generation any society has ever produced.''

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New Orleans, Philly, Miami notch big division road victories
The New Orleans Saints are suddenly in position to win the NFC West.

Beuerlein tastes redemption
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Steve Beuerlein has felt personally responsible for several Carolina losses this season. On Monday night, he was a major reason the Panthers won.

Sports Briefs
Rodriguez interested in minors, scoutingCarter to miss at least two games Doctor says Lindros is ready to playCarruth co-defendant rejects deals

First franchise hat trick sparks Minnesota
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Antti Laaksonen recorded the first hat trick in Minnesota Wild history as his expansion team extended its unbeaten streak to four games with a 4-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks Sunday.

Trying, and trying again, works for Harper
There's something to be said for perseverance, and Kenai Central High School senior William Harper is a walking billboard for the message.

Opinion mixed on whether Viagra is drying up gallbladder market
JUNEAU (AP) -- When Viagra first became available in the United States to treat impotency, there was speculation it would dry up the illegal market for bear gallbladders.

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