Wednesday, November 29, 2000

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.

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.

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.

Ketchikan may consider a $5 head tax for cruise ship passengers KETCHIKAN (AP) -- Supporters of a proposal that would set a local head tax on visiting cruise ship passengers can start collecting signatures.
Borough Clerk Susan Bethel certified a petition Tuesday asking residents if the Ketchikan Gateway Borough should begin assessing a $5 passenger fee.

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.

Design fears delay airport construction ANCHORAGE (AP) -- City officials have delayed issuing building permits for expansion of Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport until engineers improve the terminal's structural design.
Ron Watts, Anchorage's chief building official, said Tuesday that his department will not issue a permit to allow steel work until engineers improve the structural design for Concourse C.

Flu shots get back on normal schedule
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The Fairbanks Regional Public Health Center has lifted its flu shot preference and is offering the shots to anyone who wants one until the supply runs out.

Fairbanks assaults may be linked
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Police are looking for a man who could be linked to three attacks on women since August.

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.

Berkowitz, Ellis return as minority leaders
JUNEAU (AP) -- Anchorage Democrats Ethan Berkowitz and Johnny Ellis will return as minority leaders of the House and Senate when the Legislature convenes in January.

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.

Study compares stress in urban moose with that of their country cousins
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Anchorage moose may seem at ease munching willows in Kincaid Park or strolling suburban streets, but science suggests the city moose live with twice the stress as their rural counterparts.

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.

Group forms to protest backcountry closures
KENAI (AP) -- Snowmachiners on the Kenai Peninsula are incorporating into a nonprofit organization to oppose new restrictions on backcountry access.

Former Anchorage man arrested in Oregon on sexual abuse charge
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A former Anchorage resident was arrested in Coos Bay, Ore. on Tuesday in connection with a sexual abuse case dating back to 1993.

More and more people are getting hooked on ''poor man's mushing''
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- When Pat DeRuyter started skijoring back in 1988, she didn't know what she was doing except having fun.

Army plans to launch four missiles a year from complex
KODIAK (AP) -- The Army plans to launch up to four missiles a year over the next five years from the Kodiak Launch Complex, the Kodiak Daily Mirror reported Tuesday.

Hungry moose feed peoples' temptation
KENAI (AP) -- Winter is a harsh time for wildlife on the Kenai Peninsula.

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.

BLM begins recruiting for next year's firefighting season
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Winter-like conditions are just beginning to settle in around Alaska, but the federal Bureau of Land Management is recruiting for next year's fire season.

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

So much for hibernation; bears still roaming Kenai Peninsula
KENAI (AP) -- Bears around the Kenai Peninsula and Kodiak Island still are walking around and are not denning up despite the short days and colder weather.

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.

State tests prison for TB after four inmates turn up positive
SOLDOTNA (AP) -- The state is testing every inmate and employee at the Spring Creek maximum-security prison in Seward for tuberculosis this week.

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

Any Bush cabinet likely would be without Young or Murkowski
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- It's beginning to look a lot less likely that Rep. Don Young or Sen. Frank Murkowski will be taking cabinet posts if Gov. George W. Bush is elected president.

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.

Quake felt strongly from Fairbanks to Anchorage, minor damage
PALMER, Alaska (AP) -- An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 caused minor damage and was widely felt from Anchorage to Fairbanks early Wednesday.

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.

Second trial scheduled for Fairbanks rapist
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Superior Court Judge Charles Pengilly has scheduled a March trial for a convicted rapist accused of attacking a second Fairbanks woman.

Prince of Wales bones part of archaeological site
KETCHIKAN (AP) -- Human remains found this week on Prince of Wales Island are part of an old grave site, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

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.

Community Calendar
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Around the Peninsula
Red Cross seeks volunteers for disaster teamsKenai chamber to hear about prison optionsAdvisory committee to meet College to host blood driveChurch offers Christmas cookiesAnchor Point chamber meets todayKasilof Historical Society meets ThursdayKasilof Historical Society meets 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.

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

NASCAR gets new president
Bill France Jr. stepped down Tuesday as president of NASCAR, the racing circuit his father founded in the backwoods of the South that has grown into a multibillion-dollar industry.

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

Incorporation: Would it benefit Nikiski?
Struggling with growing pains, Nikiski residents are covering all their bases.

User groups organizing to oppose backcountry limits in Chugach Forest Plan
Sterling snowmachiner Dennis Merkes said he had had enough after the last U.S. Forest Service meeting on the proposed Chugach National Forest management plan.

Air travelers could see inconveniences
Air travelers may face some serious layovers if they're passing through Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport this Christmas -- though not as many as last year.

Photo Feauture:Where's the snow?
Members of Kenai High School's cross-country ski team run in the halls after school Tuesday afternoon.

'City' status also on line
According to the state Department of Community and Economic Development, Alaska has two types of municipalities -- cities and organized boroughs -- which come in a variety of shapes and sizes.

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

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

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.

Irene L. Mainwaring
Former Kasilof resident Irene L. Mainwaring died of the effects of a stroke on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, at Puget Sound Health Care Center in Olympia, Wash. She was 82.

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.

Applause
Soldotna Community Schools had a wonderful week of celebration for our 25th anniversary!

Alaska could teach Florida a few things about voting process
Since statehood, Alaskans have joked about the laughable prospect that a presidential election might be decided by Alaska's three electoral votes.

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.

Lawyers enter election fray
WASHINGTON -- The public face of the White House battle has changed -- from dimpled ballots and tense recounts to legions of lawyers and dozens of lawsuits. Just as the nation's patience is wearing thin, the case is in the hands of a profession that America loves to hate.

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.

Prime out-of-season ram costs Ohio hunter more than $250,000
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- An Ohio trophy hunter who paid $172,000 for the rights to an exclusive out-of-season sheep hunt in British Columbia wants similar hunts made available in the name of conservation.

Study compares stress in urban moose with that of their country cousins
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Anchorage moose may seem at ease munching willows in Kincaid Park or strolling suburban streets, but science suggests the city moose live with twice the stress as their rural counterparts.

Hungry moose feed peoples' temptation
KENAI (AP) -- Winter is a harsh time for wildlife on the Kenai Peninsula.

More and more people are getting hooked on ''poor man's mushing''
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- When Pat DeRuyter started skijoring back in 1988, she didn't know what she was doing except having fun.

Red Cross seeks volunteers for disaster teams
The American Red Cross -- Kenai Peninsula board of directors meets at 3 p.m. today at the Red Cross office.

Educators try new kindergarten approach
Kindergarten is not as simple as A-B-C, Kenai Peninsula educators say.

School News
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Around the District
KCHS presents Christmas stage classic School board seeks new member School board meets MondayKMS announces Students of the Month

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Goals pile up in Rangers win
NEW YORK -- Mike York scored twice and Adam Graves had a goal and an assist, his first points after a 10-game drought, as the New York Rangers defeated the Los Angeles Kings 7-6 in a shootout Tuesday night.

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.

Last-second jumper shocks Heat
MIAMI -- Sam Cassell hit a 3-pointer with 0.9 seconds left as the Milwaukee Bucks rallied from a 22-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat the Miami Heat 102-101 on Tuesday night.

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.

No. 1 Duke survives scare from Illini
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Jason Williams scored 23 points and Mike Dunleavy had 21 as No. 1 Duke beat No. 9 Illinois 78-77 on Tuesday night in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.

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

Close matches doom Bulldogs in riveting dual meet
If Tuesday's match was any indication, wrestling fans on the Kenai Peninsula are in for quite a treat as high school teams gear up for the Area and State Championships.

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