Monday, December 25, 2000

Landlords clean up after methamphetamine bust
JUNEAU (AP) -- A phone call from her upstairs tenants alerted Wendy Rice to the possibility her downstairs renters were not quite what they seemed.

Wastewater service rates drop in Anchorage
ANCHORAGE -- Anchorage property owners are getting a rare break in a utility rate.

Grandchildren build gingerbread houses for Nairobi well
SEWARD (AP) -- It's all business at the Odhner household, as two young brothers perch on chairs on either side of the kitchen table, sinking colorful candies into a frosting-covered gingerbread house centered between them.

Grandchildren build gingerbread houses for Nairobi well
SEWARD (AP) -- It's all business at the Odhner household, as two young brothers perch on chairs on either side of the kitchen table, sinking colorful candies into a frosting-covered gingerbread house centered between them.

Fairbanks teeters on edge of air violation
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Fairbanks Nor

Murkowski aide says Knowles not in line for cabinet
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The chief of staff for U.S. Sen. Frank Murkowski on Friday attempted to debunk rumors that Gov. Tony Knowles is a top candidate to become either energy or interior secretary.

University of Alaska reaches labor deal with union
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The University of Alaska has reached a tentative collective bargaining agreement with the Alaska Higher Education Crafts and Trade Employees Local 6070.

Studies say Western chum runs are healthy
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- New biological reports say chum salmon runs on some Western Alaska rivers are not in horrible shape, at least in biological terms, despite disastrous cuts to commercial and even subsistence fishing in recent years.

Late News Advisory
FAIRBANKS -- A veteran pilot managed to safely land a Piper Navajo with eight passengers on board Thursday night after the aircraft's left engine caught fire on a flight between Huslia and Galena.

Wastewater service rates drop in Anchorage
ANCHORAGE -- Anchorage property owners are getting a rare break in a utility rate.

Fort Yukon man charged in shooting friends
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A 35-year-old man pleaded innocent Friday to shooting at four friends, killing one of them and injuring another, as they left his Fort Yukon house on one snowmachine Dec. 16.

Fairbanks residents escape serious injury in plane crash
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Three Fairbanks residents escaped serious injury after their airplane crashed near the Kavik area east of Prudhoe Bay on Friday.

State office may close for six months
JUNEAU (AP) -- The state office building damaged by an oil spill last Sunday may be closed for six months.

Fort Yukon man charged in shooting friends
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A 35-year-old man pleaded innocent Friday to shooting at four friends, killing one of them and injuring another, as they left his Fort Yukon house on one snowmachine Dec. 16.

United Airlines adds nonstop flight from Anchorage to Denver
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- United Airlines will offer nonstop seasonal flights between Anchorage and Denver, the airline announced this week.

Fairbanks teeters on edge of air violation
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Fairbanks North Star Borough officials hope residents will plug in their car's engine block heaters or use alternative transportation after high carbon monoxide readings Thursday night nearly caused the borough to have its first air quality violation of the winter.

Cordova school superintendent resigns
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Cordova School Superintendent Leroy Key will resign April 1.

Pilot, eight passengers survive engine fire on flight
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- During a half-hour flight Thursday between Huslia and Galena, Mim Jensen was lost in thought about the funeral she had attended earlier that day when the airplane's left engine erupted into ''a torpedo of flames.''

Murkowski aide says Knowles not in line for cabinet
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The chief of staff for U.S. Sen. Frank Murkowski on Friday attempted to debunk rumors that Gov. Tony Knowles is a top candidate to become either energy or interior secretary.

Fairbanks teeters on edge of air violation
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Fairbanks North Star Borough officials hope residents will plug in their car's engine block heaters or use alternative transportation after high carbon monoxide readings Thursday night nearly caused the borough to have its first air quality violation of the winter.

Studies say Western chum runs are healthy
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- New biological reports say chum salmon runs on some Western Alaska rivers are not in horrible shape, at least in biological terms, despite disastrous cuts to commercial and even subsistence fishing in recent years.

City refuses to give Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race tax exemption
BETHEL (AP) -- The city council has decided to sponsor the Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race, but won't exempt it from a percent sales tax.

Fairbanks residents escape serious injury in plane crash
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Three Fairbanks residents escaped serious injury after their airplane crashed near the Kavik area east of Prudhoe Bay on Friday.

Birders brave winds, snow to participate in X-Mass bird count
KODIAK (AP) -- A dedicated group of 53 local birders braved high winds and snow squalls to compete in the National Audubon Society's 101st Christmas Bird Count.

Alaska ranked 10th United Way survey
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- In a United Way study, Alaska ranks tenth among the states for its economy, health, safety, education, generosity and environment.

Infant dies when idling truck fills with smoke
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A baby died and his 2-year-old sister was critically injured when an idling truck filled with smoke, Alaska State Troopers said.

Pilot, eight passengers survive engine fire on flight
FAIRBANKS (AP) -- During a half-hour flight Thursday between Huslia and Galena, Mim Jensen was lost in thought about the funeral she had attended earlier that day when the airplane's left engine erupted into ''a torpedo of flames.''

Swingley has no problem being removed from Alaska's mushing elite
LINCOLN, Mont. (AP) -- The route from Great Falls to Doug Swingley's sturdy Montana stone house erected here amid towering 300-year-old Ponderosa Pines, crosses 5,600-foot Rogers Pass and the Continental Divide.

Juneau health-care institutions pledge nursing assistant financial aid
JUNEAU (AP) -- Three health-care institutions in Juneau have pledged financial assistance to help with the education of much-needed nursing assistants at the University of Alaska Southeast.

Wales turns to wind power to reduce reliance on diesel
KOTZEBUE (AP) -- Two windmills have been erected in Wales in an effort that could make obsolete the village's dependence on diesel oil.

Murkowski aide leads energy issues section for Bush's transition team
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A top aide to Sen. Frank Murkowski is leading the energy issues section for president-elect George W. Bush's transition team.

Village corporation for Angoon pays $1.64 per share dividend
JUNEAU (AP) -- Here's some good holiday news for Kootznoowoo Inc. shareholders. The village corporation for Angoon has announced a $1.64 per share dividend, or $164 for the typical shareholder with 100 shares.

Searchers find body of co-pilot in fatal plane crash
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Rescuers on Friday recovered the body of a man who was killed in a fuel plane crash near Redoubt Volcano, Alaska State Troopers said.

Around the Peninsula
Hospice volunteers to sing message of cheerCommunity dinner offeredVisitors center closes for holidayFamily library to reopen in new year Advisory board to meetSchool board seeks new member Calenders are in

Community Calendar
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Holiday Cheer
It seems as though every year in December most of the holiday publicity goes to the giant Christmas trees at New York City's Rockefeller Center and the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

McCarthy, Cannava
Dana Marie McCarthy and Joseph John Cannava have announced their plans to marry in an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 30, at Our Lady of the Angels Church in Kenai. Sister Joyce Ross will officiate.

Night lights
This Season Will Never Grow Old

My Best Friend
A few years ago, Katrina Winn of Soldotna was sure her 3-year-old son was the guilty party stealing the candy canes off the Christmas tree. By chance, though, she came around a corner and caught her German shepherd-golden retriever mix Dopey in the act and grabbed the camera.

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Have yourself a merry little Christmas.

Tamara Michelle Wilson and Craig William Wood
Tamara Michelle Wilson and Craig William Wood were married Aug. 19 at the Awbrey Glen Golf Club in Bend, Ore., in an afternoon ceremony. Pastor Dan Lelacheur officiated.

Not quite home for the holidays
While many families spend the holiday season making memories and enjoying good times as one family, some children do not have this luxury.

Adoption II: Double the love
Denise and Lindy Cox already know the names of their next two children.

Saddlin' Up:Photo Feature
Santa rides across the Bunch family's front yard in Soldotna Saturday afternoon.

True meaning of Christmas lies in family, love, giving
Christmas means different things to different people, and as area residents made final preparations for Christmas Day, some took the time to share what the holiday means to them.

Search to resume Tuesday for pilot of downed plane
One of two bodies has been recovered from the site of a Wednesday plane crash.

Despite woes, family finds happy holidays
The red and white paper candy canes at the Soldotna Tesoro station look festive, and they only cost a dollar. But they have a life-and-death significance for the Freestone family.

Seasons Greetings
The employees of the Peninsula Clarion and PeninsulaOnline wish you and your loved ones health and happiness this holiday season!

Eileen McKenzie
Soldotna resident Eileen McKenzie died Friday, Dec. 22, 2000, at Northwest Hospital in Seattle. She was 75.

George A. (Bud) Walters
George A. "Bud" Walters, a longtime Kenai resident and businessman, died on Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, in Anchorage. He was 64.

Memories make lasting gifts
When I drove home a few nights ago, I couldn't help but notice the number of houses decorated with an array of colored lights.

Clarion Christmas Traditions Is there a Santa Claus?
We take pleasure in answering at once and thus prominently the communication below, expressing at the same time our great gratification that its faithful author is numbered among the friends of The Sun.

Bush must foster season of good will
WASHINGTON -- 'Tis the season to be cordial -- Republicans to Democrats, President-elect Bush to all parties in the name of healing the divisions of a presidential election almost as evenly divided as the 50-50 Senate it also produced.

Hoops Classic has roundball for all
Some of those no-look passes turned out to be no-catch passes and tracking shooting percentage may have been a lost cause, but the fifth annual Holiday Hoops Alumni Basketball Classic did supply plenty of exciting basketball Saturday at Kenai Central High School.

New York defeats Jacksonville to finish as top team in NFC
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Still have doubts about the New York Giants? They don't, not after earning the top seed in the NFC for the playoffs.

Kardinal spreads her wings
There is no question that Mendy Benson left her mark on Kenai Central High School.

Bills pluck Seahawks
SEATTLE -- Buffalo Bills coach Wade Phillips didn't get much of an endorsement from his owner.

Clinton pardons NASCAR team owner
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- President Clinton granted a pardon Friday to Rick Hendrick, the NASCAR team owner who was banished from the sport for a year after pleading guilty to mail fraud.

Charlotte notches OT victory
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- David Wesley scored 21 points, including six in overtime, to propel the Charlotte Hornets to an 88-84 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday night.

Tar Heels survive Bruins onslaught for fourth straight win
LOS ANGELES -- Joseph Forte scored 29 points and No. 15 North Carolina survived a furious UCLA rally in the second half to beat the Bruins 80-70 Saturday.

Denver bids a grand goodbye to Mile High
DENVER -- The Denver Broncos said goodbye to Mile High in fitting fashion, with one of the best games in their history.

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