Alaska News Nightly: December 17, 2007

Anchorage skier Kikkan Randall made  skiing history this weekend with a World Cup win in Russia.  Plus, scientists document the disturbing affects of ocean acidification.  Those stories and more on tonight’s Alaska News Nightly, broadcast statewide on APRN stations.

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ConocoPhillips pipe rupture leads to spill
David Shurtleff, APRN – Anchorage
Emergency clean-up crews are on the North Slope this evening after more than 4,200 gallons of fuel and water leaked out of a pipeline at the Kuparuk oil field.

Randall first U.S. woman to win World Cup

Annie Feidt, APRN – Anchorage
Anchorage skier Kikkan Randall made history this weekend as the first American woman to win a World Cup event.

Ocean acidity study spells trouble for sea life
Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage
Corrosive waters will effect ocean creatures that make shells such as crabs, clams and shrimp.  High acidity also prohibits squid from absorbing oxygen into their blood stream and effects the food critical to first year juvenile salmon and pollock.

Three die in Ketchikan kitchen fire
Deanna Garrison, KRBD – Ketchikan
3 children are dead and another medivaced to Seattle after a fire in Ketchikan over the weekend.

Anchorage in legal dispute over recycling land lease

Ellen Lockyer, APRN – Anchorage
The city wants the composting outfit off its property, but the green-friendly lessor isn’t willing to go without a fight.

Online theft forces University system to rethink security

Ben Markus, KUAC – Fairbanks
An analysis by USA Today shows electronic record theft nearly tripled last year.  The University of Alaska, Fairbanks wasn’t immune.

New Anchorage road should ease traffic concerns
Len Anderson, KSKA – Anchorage
Elmore Road in Anchorage is providing a different way for commuters to  connect the south and north parts of the city. Officials hope it will also relieve congestion at one of the city’s most crowded intersections.