Saturday, December 9, 2000

Icy sidewalks leave Anchorage residents sliding
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- When the seasons changed this year, Anchorage went from fall to slip-and-fall.

Mining executive: this is war
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Montana's law prohibiting new open-pit mines that use cyanide to process gold and silver ore is the opening salvo in a nationwide war against mining, a mining company executive said Thursday.

Commerce Dept. releases $7 million in crab disaster funds
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The U.S. Commerce Department has released $7 million in emergency funds to help communities in the eastern Aleutians and Pribilof Islands hurt by the Opilio crab disaster.

Alaska Quake,90 Quake ''lightly felt' in Anchorage
PALMER, Alaska (AP) -- An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.5 was ''lightly felt'' in Anchorage and Palmer Thursday night, a geophysicist said.

Stevens to add fisheries provision to budget bill
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Sen. Ted Stevens said Friday he would add a provision to a catchall spending bill that would bar the National Marine Fisheries Service from implementing its latest Steller sea lion protection plan.

Despite ruling, trawl ban still in effect
KODIAK (AP) -- Despite a federal judge's ruling in Seattle, a trawl ban is still in place in areas designated as critical habitat for the endangered Steller sea lion.

Logger bounces back from sawmill fire
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A Kasilof-based wood products company is bouncing back from a fire last May by marketing wood chips and selling pulp logs that are turned into newsprint purchased by Alaska newspapers.

School board looks at exit exam delay
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Another 1,100 Alaska high school students passed the state exit exams during testing in October.

Stock market's extreme optimism giving way to extreme pessimism
NEW YORK (AP) -- What makes the current economic scene so strange is the reaction to news of a downturn. Extreme confidence seems now to have been replaced by unwarranted pessimism, with little else in between.

Business Highlights,
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Intel Corp., joining the increasingly pessimistic chorus from high-tech businesses, warned Thursday that fourth-quarter revenue will fall short of projections because of poor computer sales worldwide.

Around the Peninsula
EDD forum slatedCIRCAC meets today in AnchorageKCHS girls' basketball team plans 'Funday'Cookie luncheon plannedHomer chamber presents demonstrations at 'mixer' Pictures with Santa, anyone?B and B meeting plannedDrive-through Nativity presentedSing-a-grams availableDecorating contest in progressSnow removal safety stressed

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.

Baked Eggs
"Holiday brunch is one of the greatest ways to start your relaxed holiday morning. This recipe is a favorite of mine, and in addition to being simple to assemble, creates a lovely presentation. The recipe is suitable for a larger gathering, as it makes 10-12 servings, but can easily be reduced for smaller families. The dish does reheat beautifully in the microwave, so consider making the full batch."

Cranberry Cake

Grandma's Recipes Leave Handful of Memories
"Can you imagine preparing a meal without ever consulting a cookbook or looking at a recipe?

Make Shopping Simpler, Safer, and Even More Fun
(NAPSA)-It's that time of year again, so ready, But wait. Taking a few minutes for some pre-planning can save you time, money, and bother this holiday season.

Grandma's Fattigmands
"Of all of the wonderful things that came from my Grandma Evelyn's kitchen, my favorite is a Scandanavian cookie that takes me back to childhood. They are pronounced futti-mund, and are one of my family's favorite to this day. Covered in powdered sugar, these deep fried cookies were a treat we cousins loved to snack on as we played and enjoyed the family gathering every Christmas Eve at my Grandpa and Grandma's house.

Casino-Themed Holiday Gifts: A Sure Thing
(NAPSA)-At many holiday celebrations this year, the traditional tinsel and twinkling lights will be traded in for the glitz and neon of the Las Vegas Strip.

Spiced Pecans
The perfect appetizer -or gift

A Touch Of Homemade Elegance For Your Table
(NAPSA)-With the holidays upon us, add a homemade touch to your celebrations by creating a wonderful Table Runner.

Christmas Eve Tradition With An Alaska Flair
" Christmas Eve was spent at my Grandparent's country home in rural Minnesota when I was a child. I can still feel the welcome embrace of the rush of warm, sweet smelling air that greeted us when we walked in the door of their home, and the fantastic sense of anticipation that filled me at the prospect of playing with my cousins and enjoying the festivities. This was an evening of tradition, one of which, like families around the world, involved the meal.

Emergency Nurses Offer Holiday Safety Tips
(NAPSA)-The holiday season can be filled with many pleasurable activities, although the hectic pace can sometimes be stressful. Holiday stress can result in people drinking too much, overeating, not getting enough sleep and generally failing to take care of their health. The Emergency Nurses Association's Injury Prevention Institute/Emergency Nurses CARE, recommends these tips to help you have a safe and healthy holiday season.

Halibut Lasagna
Lasagna Noodles (I usually add a chicken bullion cube and garlic to the water when I cook these)

Evy's French Dressing
Homemade dressing

Crab Muffins
Below, please find a recipe that has been in our family for over 60 years.

Quick Salmon Casserole
Great for that pot luck.

Loose Change Can Add Up To Holiday Cheer
(NAPSA)-The majority of Americans expect to spend as much on the holidays this year as they spent on them last year-or more. The Coinstar National Currency Poll showed that 80 percent of Americans will be spending the same or more during the 2004 holidays-an average of $892 per household.

Scandinavian Spice Cookies
"My Great Gramma's special treat every Christmas from Erskine, Minnesota."

Individual Cheesecakes
This would be a fun recipe to make with kids!

Cherry Cranberry Salad
"It tried this recipe from a magazine. Even people who don't like cranberries will like this dish. It adds tang to a bland meal."

Cranberry Pecan Pie
"This is a recipe from my Great Grandmother."

Soldotna fire damages estimated at $150,000
Three people were displaced Wednesday after a fire heavily damaged a Soldotna home.

Tests clear schoolchildren of lead threat
Children at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School do not have lead poisoning, according to test results announced this week.

Kenai to begin search for new city manager
An icon for 30 years in the city of Kenai plans to step down sometime next year.

Remembrance service set for Sunday
Sometimes we all need a special time to mourn loved ones who have died, especially with the holidays approaching.

Hospice volunteers bring home meaning of loving care
Jeanetta Payment stops in daily to see Liz Van Sky. Sometimes they hold hands, reminisce about the past and discuss the day's events. Other times, Payment just pops in the Nikiski residence for her own peace of mind.

Firefighting officials urge safety first during holiday season
The Christmas season is a festive time filled with family, friends and celebration. Area fire officials want to keep it that way and are urging peninsula residents to consider fire safety along with their holiday plans.

Fred Eugene Carroll
Homer resident and former Fairbanks resident Fred Eugene Carroll died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000, at Fern Ridge TLC Assisted Living Center in Homer. He was 90.

James P. Wilson
Longtime Alaska resident James Pierson Wilson died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2000, at his home in Ninilchik of natural causes. He was 72.

Business donation increases educational opportunities

Environmental protection regulations compromise between risks, costs
In the struggle to make sure the oil industry complies with regulatory standards, we citizens may risk losing sight of another important issue. Do those standards guarantee a clean, healthy environment?

Letters to the Editor
To end Clinton legacy reason enough to vote for George W. Bush

Elmer Rasmuson's use of wealth, talents made lasting changes
"You are not here merely to make a living. You are here to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, and with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world. You impoverish yourself if you forget this errand."

Outdoor Briefs
State parks passes now availableSkijoring group sets clinic Boating safety panel to meet

Avid snowmachiner has seen his share of slides
There aren't many things that will keep George Derkevorkian off his snowmachine. Especially on a Saturday in December.

Avalanche workshop drives home hazards for backcountry enthusiasts
It wasn't Saturday cartoons, but the action on the screen definitely grabbed the attention of everyone attending Saturday's Avalanche Hazard Recognition workshop.

Other voices just as valid
I am not a hunter. But I am not opposed to hunting. I have moose steaks and caribou sausage in my freezer, courtesy of hunting friends, and enjoy them as much as the next guy.

Access key to gathering firewood on Kenai Peninsula
You might think that with the millions of dead spruce trees on the Kenai Peninsula, getting a load of firewood should be a simple task. At almost any point on the road system where you can see mature stands of white spruce, you can bet that some of the trees are dead -- victims of the spruce bark beetle.

Church ends affiliation with Boy Scouts over gay policy
TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) -- The Union Congregational Church, affiliated with the United Church of Christ, has voted to cancel the charter of its Boy Scout troop as of January, forcing the scouts to find another sponsor and meeting place.

Happiness of the season comes wrapped in swaddling clothes
'Tis the season to be jolly. Yes, the season is upon us again. Yet we wonder, where is the jolliness?

U.S. Greek Orthodox discuss new church charter
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese announced that a panel of U.S. bishops, clergy and laity has discussed revisions of the church charter in Istanbul, Turkey, at the headquarters of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.

Hebrew Union College president resigns
CINCINNATI (AP) -- An 11th-generation rabbi has resigned as president of Reform Judaism's leading seminary over accusations that he had inappropriate relationships with women before taking office four years ago.

Religion Briefs
Cookie sale deadline todayChristmas cantata planned SaturdayDrive-through Nativity set for weekend New pastor to be installed SundayNorth Kenai church schedules family filmKenai Women's Aglow to meet Monday'Plain Truth' slated at Grace Brethren Kids' Club plans Christmas specialSpecial services slated at SolFirstChristmas Eve service scheduledChristmas services request

Mormons eager to share faith during Olympics
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Mormon church leaders know misconceptions persist about their religion and want to seize on the 2002 Winter Games as a way to educate hundreds of thousands of visitors.

Nuns apologize for slave legacy
BARDSTOWN, Ky. (AP) -- Three orders of nuns gathered to formally apologize for the use of slave labor by their predecessors in the early 1800s.

Nebraska town removes, then restores, nativity scene
BROKEN BOW, Neb. (AP) -- A nativity scene is back on public land after four attorneys volunteered to defend the city against possible American Civil Liberties Union action.

Minnesota church to defy Lutheran ban and ordain lesbian pastor
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- A local congregation has voted 176-0 to defy the policy of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and ordain an openly lesbian minister next April.

Officials defend school standards on evolution, creation
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- New academic standards that allow classroom discussions of creation as an alternative to evolution merely put in writing the freedom local school districts have always had on the subject, Pennsylvania state education officials say.

Mormon church is settling Internet test case, critics say
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Two Mormon church critics who posted excerpts from the denomination's confidential policy handbook on the Internet said they have agreed on terms for settling a church lawsuit against them.

Buddhist temple unifies Vietnamese, American culture
SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) -- The gilded temple shimmers in the dusty air as the sound of jackhammers carving out pagodas competes with a mockingbird's song.

Congregation gets $60M gift -- and decides to give most of it away
ST. MARYS, Ga. (AP) -- Hundreds of letters fill a small file cabinet. Handwritten requests churn out of the fax machine and curl into a pile. And the office staff at St. Marys United Methodist Church has stopped answering the phone, which never stops ringing.

Nebraska town removes, then restores, Nativity scene
BROKEN BOW, Neb. (AP) -- A Nativity scene is back on public land after four attorneys volunteered to defend the city against possible American Civil Liberties Union action.

Oilers Corner
The Oilers have added Trey Hendricks of Harvard University to their 2001 roster.

ASAA hurts competition in wrestling
Competition. It's at the heart of what sports and America are today. It's also a concept that is being threatened in Alaska wrestling rooms by motions that have been passed by the Alaska School Activities Association.

King of comebacks puts title on the line
Mario Lemieux never had a problem with comebacks.

Wolfpack hunt down Kardinals
Adrian Borchgrevink's third goal of the night pulled the Kenai Central High School hockey team into a 4-4 tie with West Valley Thursday at the Soldotna Sports Center, but the Wolfpack netted the final three goals of the game for a 7-4 victory over the Kardinals.

No. 1 Panthers, No. 2 Bulldogs favored to take their respective Area Championships
Competition for the state high school fall wrestling crown gets pared down this weekend at the Area Championship meets.

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