Mackey takes Iditarod lead at Nikolai

...was the first musher to leave the Nikolai checkpoint Tuesday and take the lead...Bicknell is a 75-mile journey to Nikolai. Norway's Kjetil Backen was the first musher to reach the checkpoint at Nikolai, checking in at 10:39 a.m. with...
Belarusians set to re-elect Lukashenko

...station with his 11-year-old son, Nikolai, who was wearing the same suit and parties, Sergei Gaidukevich and Nikolai Ulakhovich, and little known opposition...street.One of the former candidates, Nikolai Statkevich, spent nearly five years in...
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Bishop Nikolai to be installed in Sitka

His Grace, the Right Reverend Nikolai, Bishop of Sitka and Alaska, will be...bishop was nominated by the people. Bishop Nikolai was nominated on Oct. 30, 2001 at the...Liturgy with the installation of Bishop Nikolai will be celebrated. The banquet will...
Iditarod's leaders off to speedy pace

NIKOLAI, Alaska - Sebastian Schnuelle was the...musher to reach the Alaska Native village of Nikolai in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Schnuelle...was running at a surprisingly fast pace - Nikolai is about a third of the way into the race...
Mackey: Another win doesn't look likely

...Lance Mackey pulled into the checkpoint at Nikolai on Tuesday just two days into the Iditarod...point," Mackey said. Mackey left the Nikolai checkpoint about 350 miles from Anchorage...resting his team Tuesday afternoon in Nikolai. Race spokesman Chas St. George said...
Today In Sports History for Oct. 7

...slugging percentage of .863, easily surpassing the mark of .847 that Ruth set in 1920.2006 - In Rosemont, Ill., undefeated Nikolai Valuev retains the WBA heavyweight championship, stopping Monte Barrett in the 11th round.2006 - Denis Hopovac's fifth...
Few jobs and little hope, but rural Russia sticks with Putin

...local bureaucrats rarely venture there.Standing under the roof of a whitewashed medieval market arcade, opposition activist Nikolai Levshits hands out leaflets and asks passers-by to vote for RPR-Parnas. He says their real opponents in this election...
Nation and World
Feds cracking down on felons with guns in rural Alaska, 4 awaiting sentencing

...weapons led to the prosecution of a man in a federal crackdown on violent crime in rural Alaska. Michael R. Stearns, 58, of Nikolai was sentenced this week to four years, nine months in prison for being a felon in possession of firearms. He had 24 loaded...
Priests seek removal of Russian Orthodox bishop

...their top official in the state, Bishop Nikolai Soraich, claiming he has hurt the church...can no longer serve with or under Bishop Nikolai Soraich," said the Rev. Michael Oleksa...they say they are afraid of him. Bishop Nikolai has served in Alaska nearly seven years...
Alaska Orthodox church leader takes voluntary leave

ANCHORAGE - Bishop Nikolai Soraich, head of the troubled Alaska...Y., to discuss allegations that Nikolai is abusing his office through the leadership's May meeting. Nikolai has denied the accusations, but has...


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