Monday, January 10, 2000

Business calendar

Business calendar

Edgerrin James wins Offensive Rookie of the Year
NEW YORK - Edgerrin James, one of the NFL's biggest question marks when he was chosen fourth by the Indianapolis Colts in April's draft, was named the league's Offensive Rookie of the Year today.

Edgerrin James wins Offensive Rookie of the Year
NEW YORK - Edgerrin James, one of the NFL's biggest question marks when he was chosen fourth by the Indianapolis Colts in April's draft, was named the league's Offensive Rookie of the Year today.

Around town

Obituaries
Charlie George Sharclane, Elizabeth M. (Goodman) Dozier

Around town

Obituaries
Cyndie Furber

Around town

Around town

Obituaries
Cyndie Furber

Obituaries
Charlie George Sharclane, Elizabeth M. (Goodman) Dozier

Panhandle Post

Panhandle Post

Dairy days
Anecdotes are history unexamined and, as such, are apt to be dismissed as insufficient reflections of a time.

Dairy days
Anecdotes are history unexamined and, as such, are apt to be dismissed as insufficient reflections of a time.

Inside out

Inside out

State and local briefly

Tribes prepare for talks with state
ANCHORAGE - Hundreds of tribal leaders from across the state will gather in Anchorage next month to talk about efforts to forge a new relationship between state government and Alaska's 227 tribes.

New buoy tender for Kodiak
KODIAK - A Coast Guard buoy tender in service since World War II is scheduled to be replaced next year by a new high-tech ship, officials in Kodiak say.

Boy's girls can join the club when nationwide clubhouse comes to Juneau
With the lease of 4,800 square feet of space in the Mendenhall Valley, the Boys and Girls Clubs of America will open a clubhouse in Juneau.

Snow causes slew of accidents
An on-again, off-again snowstorm Saturday put Juneau motorists between a rock and a cold berm.

Corrections
Due to an editing error, a headline in Sunday's Empire said little legislative action was expected on the budget. It should have said little action was expected on a long-term budget plan.

Food bank donations take annual after-Christmas dive
The season of giving may be over, but for many Juneau families the need remains.

Ketchikan shoots down tour ship tax
KETCHIKAN - The Ketchikan City Council has voted down a proposal to levy a $5-per-person tax on cruise ship passengers visiting the city.

Lawmakers launch into new session
A gavel came down in the state Senate this morning, launching the second year of the 21st Legislature.

Food bank donations take annual after-Christmas dive
The season of giving may be over, but for many Juneau families the need remains.

Cordova residents come home
Things were returning to normal Saturday at Cordova Heights Apartments in West Juneau, following Wednesday night's fire that drove about 40 residents from their homes.

Pot, pay may go on ballot
A proposal to raise Alaska's minimum wage may go before voters this fall. It could be on the November election ballot along with a measure to cap property taxes and one to legalize marijuana.

Privacy, schools amoung early bills
Two bills to protect privacy will face legislators this year. Lawmakers will also be looking at a proposal to let people teach in rural Alaska before they complete a teacher certification program.

New buoy tender for Kodiak
KODIAK - A Coast Guard buoy tender in service since World War II is scheduled to be replaced next year by a new high-tech ship, officials in Kodiak say.

District seeking more money from state for new high school
The Juneau School District is appealing the amount of state funding the proposed new high school is eligible for, as well as its ranking on a priority list.

Enrollment drops, teachers may too
The Juneau School District faces a shortfall of at least $385,000 in the next fiscal year, and it could be $800,000 or more.

Pot, pay may go on ballot
A proposal to raise Alaska's minimum wage may go before voters this fall. It could be on the November election ballot along with a measure to cap property taxes and one to legalize marijuana.

Lawmakers launch into new session
A gavel came down in the state Senate this morning, launching the second year of the 21st Legislature.

Enrollment drops, teachers may too
The Juneau School District faces a shortfall of at least $385,000 in the next fiscal year, and it could be $800,000 or more.

Mediator calls off Anchorage teacher talks
ANCHORAGE - After just one day of talks, a federal mediator Saturday called off the latest attempt to reach a contract settlement between Anchorage School District and teachers union representatives. The sides are just too far apart on money, spokesmen for each side said.

Mediator calls off Anchorage teacher talks
ANCHORAGE - After just one day of talks, a federal mediator Saturday called off the latest attempt to reach a contract settlement between Anchorage School District and teachers union representatives. The sides are just too far apart on money, spokesmen for each side said.

Legislative housing not a problem
The vacancy signs are out in Juneau.

Police and fire blotter

State and local briefly
JUNEAU - In an effort to provide additional service to the communities on Prince of Wales Island, the Alaska Marine Highway System has added a new link from Hollis to Ketchikan, debuting the evening of Jan. 10.

Snow causes slew of accidents
An on-again, off-again snowstorm Saturday put Juneau motorists between a rock and a cold berm.

Police and fire blotter

Privacy, schools amoung early bills
Two bills to protect privacy will face legislators this year. Lawmakers will also be looking at a proposal to let people teach in rural Alaska before they complete a teacher certification program.

Cruise company will move debated dock in Misty Fiords
KETCHIKAN - A small cruise company plans to move its floating dock in Misty Fiords National Monument after two federal agencies objected to its location.

Legislature back in town
When the 2000 legislative session is over, it may be remembered for what wasn't done.

District seeking more money from state for new high school
The Juneau School District is appealing the amount of state funding the proposed new high school is eligible for, as well as its ranking on a priority list.

State and local briefly
JUNEAU - In an effort to provide additional service to the communities on Prince of Wales Island, the Alaska Marine Highway System has added a new link from Hollis to Ketchikan, debuting the evening of Jan. 10.

Cruise company will move debated dock in Misty Fiords
KETCHIKAN - A small cruise company plans to move its floating dock in Misty Fiords National Monument after two federal agencies objected to its location.

Legislature back in town
When the 2000 legislative session is over, it may be remembered for what wasn't done.

Police and fire blotter

Legislative housing not a problem
The vacancy signs are out in Juneau.

State and local briefly

Police and fire blotter

Corrections
Due to an editing error, a headline in Sunday's Empire said little legislative action was expected on the budget. It should have said little action was expected on a long-term budget plan.

Ketchikan shoots down tour ship tax
KETCHIKAN - The Ketchikan City Council has voted down a proposal to levy a $5-per-person tax on cruise ship passengers visiting the city.

Tribes prepare for talks with state
ANCHORAGE - Hundreds of tribal leaders from across the state will gather in Anchorage next month to talk about efforts to forge a new relationship between state government and Alaska's 227 tribes.

Boy's girls can join the club when nationwide clubhouse comes to Juneau
With the lease of 4,800 square feet of space in the Mendenhall Valley, the Boys and Girls Clubs of America will open a clubhouse in Juneau.

Cordova residents come home
Things were returning to normal Saturday at Cordova Heights Apartments in West Juneau, following Wednesday night's fire that drove about 40 residents from their homes.

Word of mouth

Are your children alone in their rooms?
Our children spend as much time chowing down on media offerings as we adults spend working full time. The tally for American children 8 years old and older: 6 hours and 43 minutes a day.

Eaglecrest an asset
Letter by Mark Farmer

`Einstein Gap' turns son against dad
Recently I received a phone call from my son, Rob. It was a phone call that every parent dreads.

A quiet end to a disgraceful candidacy
The final chapter of John Lindauer's quest for governor ended quietly in an Anchorage courtroom Thursday. Shrouded in infamy, devoid of supporters, Mr. Lindauer pleaded no contest to three misdemeanors and pledged to never seek elective office in Alaska again.

Eaglecrest an asset
Letter by Mark Farmer

Give up on road
Letter by Floyd Peterson

Crowds spoil downtown
Letter by Elizabeth Miller

`Einstein Gap' turns son against dad
Recently I received a phone call from my son, Rob. It was a phone call that every parent dreads.

Give up on road
Letter by Floyd Peterson

It's all downhill in Douglas
Letter by Cathy Connor

Word of mouth

Private company could improve Eaglecrest
Letter by Phyllice Bradner Matson

Are your children alone in their rooms?
Our children spend as much time chowing down on media offerings as we adults spend working full time. The tally for American children 8 years old and older: 6 hours and 43 minutes a day.

Tough choices ahead for state budget
Legislators gavel themselves into session on Monday and once again must tackle the issue that won't go away: How to balance a budget in times of declining oil revenues.

It's all downhill in Douglas
Letter by Cathy Connor

Crowds spoil downtown
Letter by Elizabeth Miller

A quiet end to a disgraceful candidacy
The final chapter of John Lindauer's quest for governor ended quietly in an Anchorage courtroom Thursday. Shrouded in infamy, devoid of supporters, Mr. Lindauer pleaded no contest to three misdemeanors and pledged to never seek elective office in Alaska again.

Tough choices ahead for state budget
Legislators gavel themselves into session on Monday and once again must tackle the issue that won't go away: How to balance a budget in times of declining oil revenues.

Private company could improve Eaglecrest
Letter by Phyllice Bradner Matson

Word of mouth

Word of mouth

Juneau boys rally after losses to beat West
A day after its worst defeat in five years, the Juneau-Douglas boys basketball team nearly rebounded but couldn't overcome the hot-shooting Colony Knights, falling 58-50 at the CCM Hoops Challenge Friday.

Rue, Scholten win Nordic ski races
Frank Rue outlasted Tim Blust to win the Meadow Opener Freestyle Nordic Ski Race at Eaglecrest Saturday.

Ketchikan girls win Penninsula Challenge
Mary Scudero scored 26 points as the Ketchikan Kings girls basketball team won the Peninsula Challenge championship 80-62 over Class 3A power Grace Christian Saturday in Soldotna.

Juneau wrestlers finish fourth in Weiss Challenge
The Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears wrestling team placed fourth in the Bill Weiss Great Alaska Challenge at Ketchikan High School on Friday and Saturday.

Juneau girls split with Palmer
High school basketball games last 32 minutes, but sometimes it only takes a few seconds to change the course of a game.

Tompkins earns pair of silvers
Juneau's Joe Tompkins skied to a pair of silver medals at the Huntsman Cup Disable Ski Races Jan. 4-6 in Park City, Utah.

Juneau girls split with Palmer
High school basketball games last 32 minutes, but sometimes it only takes a few seconds to change the course of a game.

Rue, Scholten win Nordic ski races
Frank Rue outlasted Tim Blust to win the Meadow Opener Freestyle Nordic Ski Race at Eaglecrest Saturday.

Juneau boys rally after losses to beat West
A day after its worst defeat in five years, the Juneau-Douglas boys basketball team nearly rebounded but couldn't overcome the hot-shooting Colony Knights, falling 58-50 at the CCM Hoops Challenge Friday.

Juneau wrestlers finish fourth in Weiss Challenge
The Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears wrestling team placed fourth in the Bill Weiss Great Alaska Challenge at Ketchikan High School on Friday and Saturday.

Tompkins earns pair of silvers
Juneau's Joe Tompkins skied to a pair of silver medals at the Huntsman Cup Disable Ski Races Jan. 4-6 in Park City, Utah.

Ketchikan girls win Penninsula Challenge
Mary Scudero scored 26 points as the Ketchikan Kings girls basketball team won the Peninsula Challenge championship 80-62 over Class 3A power Grace Christian Saturday in Soldotna.

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