Tuesday, January 4, 2000

Electric firm gaining Web customers
ANCHORAGE - Chugach Electric Association, the utility that feeds electricity to thousands of Alaska homes, has been gaining Internet customers by buying them.

Business profile

Lamonts files Chapter 11
Lamonts Apparel Inc. has filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy, its second such filing since 1995, but expects to keep stores open, the company announced today.

Wrangling over Tongass timber's future continues
2000 is shaping up as another year of modest logging activity in the Tongass National Forest.

Briefly

Business profile

Around the clock
At Club 2000, they were partying like it was 1999.

Kodiak-area logging joint venture plans to dissolve
KODIAK - A logging venture formed in 1985 by several Kodiak-area Native corporations is reportedly being dissolved.

Kodiak-area logging joint venture plans to dissolve
KODIAK - A logging venture formed in 1985 by several Kodiak-area Native corporations is reportedly being dissolved.

Lamonts files Chapter 11
Lamonts Apparel Inc. has filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy, its second such filing since 1995, but expects to keep stores open, the company announced today.

Electric firm gaining Web customers
ANCHORAGE - Chugach Electric Association, the utility that feeds electricity to thousands of Alaska homes, has been gaining Internet customers by buying them.

Around the clock
At Club 2000, they were partying like it was 1999.

Briefly

Wrangling over Tongass timber's future continues
2000 is shaping up as another year of modest logging activity in the Tongass National Forest.

Dow drops nearly 360 points; other stocks hit hard
NEW YORK - Stocks plunged back to earth Tuesday, as investors, seeking to lock in profits before interest rates rise, abandoned a wide range of Wall Street's biggest darlings.

Dow drops nearly 360 points; other stocks hit hard
NEW YORK - Stocks plunged back to earth Tuesday, as investors, seeking to lock in profits before interest rates rise, abandoned a wide range of Wall Street's biggest darlings.

Third arrest in bomb plot; charges expected for man arrested Christmas Eve
SEATTLE - Federal agents in Seattle are holding another Algerian man suspected of being involved in the alleged plot by members of an international terrorist faction to smuggle explosives into the United States.

Third arrest in bomb plot; charges expected for man arrested Christmas Eve
SEATTLE - Federal agents in Seattle are holding another Algerian man suspected of being involved in the alleged plot by members of an international terrorist faction to smuggle explosives into the United States.

Obituaries

Obituaries

Obituaries
Rosaline (Rose) Beierly Patterson & David Alan Pittman

Obituaries
Rosaline (Rose) Beierly Patterson & David Alan Pittman

FYI

FYI

Around town

Around town

Y2K: The disaster that didn't happen
Most Juneau stores and offices appear to be making it through the first business day of 2000 just fine.

Snowmachine fans may get more trails
As in recent years, the U.S. Forest Service has authorized snowmachine and all-terrain vehicle use in the Windfall Lake area and the east side of Spaulding Meadows, the west side of Mendenhall Lake, and the Dan Moller Trail.

State and local briefly

Lawmakers' action could affect local charter school dilemma
A bill pending in the Legislature could relieve the Juneau School Board from making a tough choice between two proposed charter schools.

Struggling Russians get break on diesel
UNALASKA - A group of struggling villagers in the Russian Far East is closer to getting $25,000 worth of fuel donated by Alaskans.

Copter noise to stay at old level
The Juneau Ranger District won't be changing the permitting of helicopter landings on Juneau's glaciers this year.

Lawyers raise funds for legal aid
Leaders of Alaska's legal community have formed the Partners In Justice Campaign to raise awareness of and support for Alaska Legal Services Corp.

Dividend forms hitting mailboxes
ANCHORAGE - Alaskans are finding a welcome piece of mail this week along with the bills from their holiday spending sprees.

Snowmachine fans get more trails
Juneau snowmachiners hope the state's claim to rights of way on certain federal trails will lead to new places to ride.

Haida Corp. to pay fine for illegal timber cuts
Haida Corp. has agreed to pay nearly $200,000 to resolve its second case of unauthorized removal of timber from the Tongass National Forest.

Court tightens rules on foster parents
ANCHORAGE - People charged with crimes may be ineligible to become foster parents, even if they are not convicted or the charges are ultimately dropped, according to a recent ruling by the Alaska Supreme Court.

Villagers light runway to guide plane to ailing elder
FAIRBANKS - A Tanana elder suffering from a life-threatening ailment desperately needed to be flown to the nearest hospital. But extreme cold weather had knocked the lights out at the Athabascan village's runway and the emergency flight couldn't wait until daylight.

Police: Bomb threat came from expelled prankster
ANCHORAGE - Police think the bomb threat that cleared the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts on New Year's Eve was related to a disturbance earlier in the evening at the center.

Railroad says icy tracks led to fuel spill
ANCHORAGE - A buildup of ice and snow on the tracks caused the train derailment last month that resulted in a 100,000 gallon jet fuel spill, Alaska Railroad officials said Monday.

New spirit camp to offer reform outside of prison
The way out of jail for some Natives is a spiritual path, according to organizers of the Cultural Justice Spirit Camp and Healing Center.

State and local briefly

City: How to spend head tax
An ordinance defining the scope of the cruise ship passenger fee passed by Juneau voters last October is to be introduced to the Juneau Assembly tonight.

Police and fire blotter

Financial officer looks for life after permanent fund
The man who deposited the first trickle of oil money into the Alaska Permanent Fund has left his office at Goldbelt Place.

Lawmakers' action could affect local charter school dilemma
A bill pending in the Legislature could relieve the Juneau School Board from making a tough choice between two proposed charter schools.

New spirit camp to offer reform outside of prison
The way out of jail for some Natives is a spiritual path, according to organizers of the Cultural Justice Spirit Camp and Healing Center.

Police and fire blotter

Lawyers raise funds for legal aid
Leaders of Alaska's legal community have formed the Partners In Justice Campaign to raise awareness of and support for Alaska Legal Services Corp.

State and local briefly

City: How to spend head tax
An ordinance defining the scope of the cruise ship passenger fee passed by Juneau voters last October is to be introduced to the Juneau Assembly tonight.

Financial officer looks for life after permanent fund
The man who deposited the first trickle of oil money into the Alaska Permanent Fund has left his office at Goldbelt Place.

State and local briefly

Copter noise to stay at old level
The Juneau Ranger District won't be changing the permitting of helicopter landings on Juneau's glaciers this year.

Police and fire blotter

Dividend forms hitting mailboxes
ANCHORAGE - Alaskans are finding a welcome piece of mail this week along with the bills from their holiday spending sprees.

Snowmachine fans get more trails
Juneau snowmachiners hope the state's claim to rights of way on certain federal trails will lead to new places to ride.

Haida Corp. to pay fine for illegal timber cuts
Haida Corp. has agreed to pay nearly $200,000 to resolve its second case of unauthorized removal of timber from the Tongass National Forest.

Snowmachine fans may get more trails
As in recent years, the U.S. Forest Service has authorized snowmachine and all-terrain vehicle use in the Windfall Lake area and the east side of Spaulding Meadows, the west side of Mendenhall Lake, and the Dan Moller Trail.

Villagers light runway to guide plane to ailing elder
FAIRBANKS - A Tanana elder suffering from a life-threatening ailment desperately needed to be flown to the nearest hospital. But extreme cold weather had knocked the lights out at the Athabascan village's runway and the emergency flight couldn't wait until daylight.

Court tightens rules on foster parents
ANCHORAGE - People charged with crimes may be ineligible to become foster parents, even if they are not convicted or the charges are ultimately dropped, according to a recent ruling by the Alaska Supreme Court.

Railroad says icy tracks led to fuel spill
ANCHORAGE - A buildup of ice and snow on the tracks caused the train derailment last month that resulted in a 100,000 gallon jet fuel spill, Alaska Railroad officials said Monday.

Struggling Russians get break on diesel
UNALASKA - A group of struggling villagers in the Russian Far East is closer to getting $25,000 worth of fuel donated by Alaskans.

Knife holes in hide beat bear-attack skeptics
ANCHORAGE - An Anchorage taxidermist had counted himself among those skeptical of a claim by a hunter that he fought off a Kodiak brown bear with his Buck knife. But that skepticism changed when he saw the bear's hide.

Police: Bomb threat came from expelled prankster
ANCHORAGE - Police think the bomb threat that cleared the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts on New Year's Eve was related to a disturbance earlier in the evening at the center.

Jailed developer must pay $500,000 bill
ANCHORAGE - A former Anchorage developer serving time at a federal prison in California for bankruptcy and tax fraud has lost his legal appeal and may have to pay creditors up to a half-million dollars in restitution, according to a recent ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Y2K: The disaster that didn't happen
Most Juneau stores and offices appear to be making it through the first business day of 2000 just fine.

Knife holes in hide beat bear-attack skeptics
ANCHORAGE - An Anchorage taxidermist had counted himself among those skeptical of a claim by a hunter that he fought off a Kodiak brown bear with his Buck knife. But that skepticism changed when he saw the bear's hide.

Jailed developer must pay $500,000 bill
ANCHORAGE - A former Anchorage developer serving time at a federal prison in California for bankruptcy and tax fraud has lost his legal appeal and may have to pay creditors up to a half-million dollars in restitution, according to a recent ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Police and fire blotter

Word of mouth

Keep Douglas neighborhoods intact
Letter by Rebecca Lee Yates

Please return Missing wise man
Letter by Dale Young

Word of mouth

Yeltsin leaves a democratic Russia
History is made mostly by leaders with the instincts to recognize the decisive moment and the boldness to seize the initiative that carries the day. Boris Yeltsin was such a leader, right down to his surprise resignation as Russia's president on Friday.

Legislators should resign over subsistence debacle
Letter by Ralph Guthrie

Yeltsin leaves a democratic Russia
History is made mostly by leaders with the instincts to recognize the decisive moment and the boldness to seize the initiative that carries the day. Boris Yeltsin was such a leader, right down to his surprise resignation as Russia's president on Friday.

Zero tolerance adds up to nothing
Could we begin this millennium with a policy that offers kids something more than ``zero tolerance''?

Please return Missing wise man
Letter by Dale Young

Editor's corner
With the new year, readers may notice a few changes in their Empire. Bowing to popular demand, the editor has returned the weather to Page 2, along with the police report. When w

Unified district ready to serve

Keep Douglas neighborhoods intact
Letter by Rebecca Lee Yates

Century's worst mistake: Communism
BALTIMORE -With the change of the calendar from 1999 to the year 2000, people are naturally looking back at the past century to find one person, idea or event that most improved the future.

Word of mouth

Unified district ready to serve

Legislators should resign over subsistence debacle
Letter by Ralph Guthrie

Century's worst mistake: Communism
BALTIMORE -With the change of the calendar from 1999 to the year 2000, people are naturally looking back at the past century to find one person, idea or event that most improved the future.

Zero tolerance adds up to nothing
Could we begin this millennium with a policy that offers kids something more than ``zero tolerance''?

Editor's corner
With the new year, readers may notice a few changes in their Empire. Bowing to popular demand, the editor has returned the weather to Page 2, along with the police report. When w

Word of mouth

Sports in Juneau

Boozer leads Duke over William & Mary
DURHAM, N.C. - No. 9 Duke showed few signs of an 11-day layoff.

Boozer leads Duke over William & Mary
DURHAM, N.C. - No. 9 Duke showed few signs of an 11-day layoff.

Sports in Juneau

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