Wednesday, January 5, 2000

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Business profile

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

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.

UAS earns reaccreditation
The University of Alaska Southeast has been reaccredited for 10 years. But after pausing to congratulate themselves, university officials said it's time to get to work.

UAS earns reaccreditation
The University of Alaska Southeast has been reaccredited for 10 years. But after pausing to congratulate themselves, university officials said it's time to get to work.

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.

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Thank you

Unexpected gifts come from the dying

Unexpected gifts come from the dying

Obituaries
Dickerson Regan

Anniversary

Anniversary

Around town

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Obituaries

Pet of the week
PET OF THE WEEK

Obituaries

Pet of the week
PET OF THE WEEK

Obituaries
Dickerson Regan

Around town

Thank you

Lamonts' money woes worry merchants
A spokeswoman for Lamonts Apparel expressed confidence today that the 38-store chain would emerge from its second Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing in five years with no loss of locations or employees.

Police and fire blotter

Police and fire blotter

State ends up with leftover funds after fighting Y2K bug
Exterminating the Y2K bug in Alaska isn't costing as much as expected.

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.

Corrections
Due to a reporter's error, the name of Robert Loescher was incorrectly spelled in Monday's Empire article about the Partners In Justice Campaign.

AFN asks for new powers
WASHINGTON - The Alaska Federation of Natives is asking Congress for broad new laws and policies to promote Native self-governance, spur jobs and economic opportunities in villages, and protect traditional ways of life.

Police and fire blotter

State criticizes railroad for slow action in jet fuel spill
FAIRBANKS - The Alaska Railroad Corp. is not acting quickly enough to clean up an estimated 100,000 gallons of jet fuel that spilled when a train derailed north of Talkeetna, a state environmental official said.

State and local briefly

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.

Race raised in debate on proposed charter school
Organizers of a proposed charter school that would focus on Alaska Native culture and languages said all students would benefit from it.

Police and fire blotter

Russian climbers move up McKinley
ANCHORAGE - Two Russian mountaineers attempting the first winter ascent of Mount McKinley's formidable north face were spotted Monday at the 10,000-foot level of the mountain by a National Park Service pilot.

Soldotna lawmaker to leave Legislature after session
This session will be the last for an eight-year lawmaker.

AFN asks for new powers
WASHINGTON - The Alaska Federation of Natives is asking Congress for broad new laws and policies to promote Native self-governance, spur jobs and economic opportunities in villages, and protect traditional ways of life.

Race raised in debate on proposed charter school
Organizers of a proposed charter school that would focus on Alaska Native culture and languages said all students would benefit from it.

Soldotna lawmaker to leave Legislature after session
This session will be the last for an eight-year lawmaker.

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.

Mt. View residents flee flooding
Minor flooding at Mountain View Apartments on 12th Street ousted five residents early this morning.

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.

Lamonts' money woes worry merchants
A spokeswoman for Lamonts Apparel expressed confidence today that the 38-store chain would emerge from its second Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing in five years with no loss of locations or employees.

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

State criticizes railroad for slow action in jet fuel spill
FAIRBANKS - The Alaska Railroad Corp. is not acting quickly enough to clean up an estimated 100,000 gallons of jet fuel that spilled when a train derailed north of Talkeetna, a state environmental official said.

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.

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.

Young predicts contentious congressional session
FAIRBANKS - U.S. Rep. Don Young predicts a very short session with plenty of conflict when Congress reconvenes later this month.

State ends up with leftover funds after fighting Y2K bug
Exterminating the Y2K bug in Alaska isn't costing as much as expected.

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.

Young predicts contentious congressional session
FAIRBANKS - U.S. Rep. Don Young predicts a very short session with plenty of conflict when Congress reconvenes later this month.

Mt. View residents flee flooding
Minor flooding at Mountain View Apartments on 12th Street ousted five residents early this morning.

State and local briefly

Corrections
Due to a reporter's error, the name of Robert Loescher was incorrectly spelled in Monday's Empire article about the Partners In Justice Campaign.

State and local briefly

Russian climbers move up McKinley
ANCHORAGE - Two Russian mountaineers attempting the first winter ascent of Mount McKinley's formidable north face were spotted Monday at the 10,000-foot level of the mountain by a National Park Service pilot.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Snowmobile access deserves attention
Juneau, with its access to the Tongass National Forest, has a bigger natural playground out its backdoor than just about any other place in the country.

Deceased deserve more coverage in obits
Letter by Kathy Kasnick Wilson

Keep Douglas neighborhoods intact
Letter by Rebecca Lee Yates

Sealaska should be constructive
With the release of Sealaska Corporation's ``A National Treasure or a Stolen Heritage,'' the relationship between the National Park Service and the Hoonah Tlingit people has been brought into question.

Word of mouth

Give up on road
Letter by Mike Korsmo

Keep Douglas neighborhoods intact
Letter by Rebecca Lee Yates

Snowmobile access deserves attention
Juneau, with its access to the Tongass National Forest, has a bigger natural playground out its backdoor than just about any other place in the country.

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

Word of mouth

Sealaska should be constructive
With the release of Sealaska Corporation's ``A National Treasure or a Stolen Heritage,'' the relationship between the National Park Service and the Hoonah Tlingit people has been brought into question.

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

Deceased deserve more coverage in obits
Letter by Kathy Kasnick Wilson

Give up on road
Letter by Mike Korsmo

Legislators should resign over subsistence debacle
Letter by Ralph Guthrie

Word of mouth

Legislators should resign over subsistence debacle
Letter by Ralph Guthrie

Juneau to play East in colony tournament
When old foes Juneau-Douglas and East Anchorage meet Thursday in the opening game of the Colony Hoops Challenge, both boys high school basketball teams will have decidedly different looks than last year.

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

Juneau to play East in colony tournament
When old foes Juneau-Douglas and East Anchorage meet Thursday in the opening game of the Colony Hoops Challenge, both boys high school basketball teams will have decidedly different looks than last year.

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