Tuesday, January 11, 2000

Kake ruling could have wide-ranging repercussions
A decision on whether all of Kake Tribal Corp.'s settlement land can be used to pay off creditors could affect every Native corporation in Alaska.

The trouble at Kake Tribal
While Kake Tribal Corp.'s bankruptcy action involves a tangle of lawsuits, debts and conflicting business ventures, one thing is clear: It's not going to get sorted out any time soon.

Around the clock
Alaska Airlines spokesmen say that their ticket-change fee - at $35, one of the very lowest in the industry - isn't changing just yet.

Business profile

Around the clock
Alaska Airlines spokesmen say that their ticket-change fee - at $35, one of the very lowest in the industry - isn't changing just yet.

On the move

Kake ruling could have wide-ranging repercussions
A decision on whether all of Kake Tribal Corp.'s settlement land can be used to pay off creditors could affect every Native corporation in Alaska.

Shrinking Sitka: Model builder recreates town as it was in 1840
Tiny treasure: A model made by Sitkan Bill Kleinert was displayed at the White House on Christmas.

History shows Native corp.
The history of bankruptcy proceedings involving Native corporations suggests that Kake Tribal will ultimately survive.

The trouble at Kake Tribal
While Kake Tribal Corp.'s bankruptcy action involves a tangle of lawsuits, debts and conflicting business ventures, one thing is clear: It's not going to get sorted out any time soon.

Shrinking Sitka: Model builder recreates town as it was in 1840
Tiny treasure: A model made by Sitkan Bill Kleinert was displayed at the White House on Christmas.

History shows Native corp.
The history of bankruptcy proceedings involving Native corporations suggests that Kake Tribal will ultimately survive.

Business profile

Business calendar

Business calendar

On the move

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.

FAA Proposes Tighter Airport Screening Rules
They are the front lines of aviation security: The men and women who sit in front of X-ray machines day after day, looking at the contents of carry-on bags, pocketbooks and briefcases.

FAA Proposes Tighter Airport Screening Rules
They are the front lines of aviation security: The men and women who sit in front of X-ray machines day after day, looking at the contents of carry-on bags, pocketbooks and briefcases.

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
Carolyn Burg

Around town

Obituaries
Carolyn Burg

Around town

Around town

Obituaries
Cyndie Furber

Obituaries
Cyndie Furber

Police and fire blotter

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.

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

Activist begins hunger strike
Desa Jacobsson is on a hunger strike - pledging not to consume anything but water - in an effort to change state and federal subsistence laws.

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.

Firefighter faces jail time for shooting
Patrick Eggers, a city firefighter, was sentenced Monday to a year in prison for an August shooting incident in Skagway. Eggers had fired into the door of a house, but no one was hurt.

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

Rape charge reduced to burglary
A man who broke into a downtown Juneau house and allegedly raped a woman was sentenced to prison Monday.

State and local briefly

Mackie throws in towl
On his birthday, Sen. Jerry Mackie announced a decade of lawmaking was enough for now.

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.

Historic auditorium saved
Sheldon Jackson College's Allen Auditorium has gone from the dump heap to the White House.

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.

Ogan claims his rights were denied
A procedural squabble highlighted the first meeting of the state House this session.

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.

North Slope produces fewer barrels in 1999
ANCHORAGE - North Slope daily crude oil production fell 11 percent in 1999 from the year before, state officials say.

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.

State and local briefly

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.

Police and fire blotter

Correction
Due to a reporter's error, Monday's article on school funding gave the incorrect figure for the Juneau School District's operating budget. It is about $38 million, not $30.8 million.

Police and fire blotter

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.

State and local briefly

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

Correction
Due to a reporter's error, Monday's article on school funding gave the incorrect figure for the Juneau School District's operating budget. It is about $38 million, not $30.8 million.

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.

Firefighter faces jail time for shooting
Patrick Eggers, a city firefighter, was sentenced Monday to a year in prison for an August shooting incident in Skagway. Eggers had fired into the door of a house, but no one was hurt.

State and local briefly

Rape charge reduced to burglary
A man who broke into a downtown Juneau house and allegedly raped a woman was sentenced to prison Monday.

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.

Mackie throws in towl
On his birthday, Sen. Jerry Mackie announced a decade of lawmaking was enough for now.

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.

Historic auditorium saved
Sheldon Jackson College's Allen Auditorium has gone from the dump heap to the White House.

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.

Ogan claims his rights were denied
A procedural squabble highlighted the first meeting of the state House this session.

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.

North Slope produces fewer barrels in 1999
ANCHORAGE - North Slope daily crude oil production fell 11 percent in 1999 from the year before, state officials say.

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.

Youth apprehended after shots fired at high school
ANCHORAGE - A student suspended from Bartlett High School was taken into custody Monday after he allegedly fired a gun at another student, police said.

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.

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.

Police and fire blotter

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.

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

Youth apprehended after shots fired at high school
ANCHORAGE - A student suspended from Bartlett High School was taken into custody Monday after he allegedly fired a gun at another student, police said.

Activist begins hunger strike
Desa Jacobsson is on a hunger strike - pledging not to consume anything but water - in an effort to change state and federal subsistence laws.

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.

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.

Uncertainty surrounds Douglas land deal
Letter by Deborah Vogt

Word of mouth

Reaction to Glacier Bay work unfair
I am disappointed in the Hoonah Indian Association and Glacier Bay National Park's fast and damning reaction to Sealaska's document entitled, ``A National Treasure or Stolen Heritage,'' which focuses on ``subsistence.''

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.

When a working mom goes too far
In hindsight, Jane Swift must look back on her pregnancy as the good old days. Wherever she went in the 1998 race for lieutenant governor of Massachusetts, Elizabeth came with her.

Word of mouth

Editor's corner
Every year during the holidays Juneau residents rise to the occasion to help out those less fortunate with gifts and needed food. But although the holidays are over, the need for food isn't.

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.

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.

Uncertainty surrounds Douglas land deal
Letter by Deborah Vogt

Private company could improve Eaglecrest
Letter by Phyllice Bradner Matson

Reaction to Glacier Bay work unfair
I am disappointed in the Hoonah Indian Association and Glacier Bay National Park's fast and damning reaction to Sealaska's document entitled, ``A National Treasure or Stolen Heritage,'' which focuses on ``subsistence.''

It's all downhill in Douglas
Letter by Cathy Connor

When a working mom goes too far
In hindsight, Jane Swift must look back on her pregnancy as the good old days. Wherever she went in the 1998 race for lieutenant governor of Massachusetts, Elizabeth came with her.

Editor's corner
Every year during the holidays Juneau residents rise to the occasion to help out those less fortunate with gifts and needed food. But although the holidays are over, the need for food isn't.

It's all downhill in Douglas
Letter by Cathy Connor

Sports calendar

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.

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

Sports calendar

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.

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

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.

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