Wednesday, January 12, 2000

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.

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.

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.

Business profile

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.

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.

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.

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.

Business profile

On the move

On the move

Government wants Microsoft broken into three parts
WASHINGTON (AP) - Government lawyers studying ways to limit Microsoft's expansive influence in the technology industry want to break the software giant into three parts, arguing that lesser remedies in the antitrust trial would be inadequate, people close to these discussions confirmed today.

Government wants Microsoft broken into three parts
WASHINGTON (AP) - Government lawyers studying ways to limit Microsoft's expansive influence in the technology industry want to break the software giant into three parts, arguing that lesser remedies in the antitrust trial would be inadequate, people close to these discussions confirmed 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.

Thank you . . .

Picking new treasures for springtime
People like to explore options: We go shopping, check out new cars, look at open houses and wander through markets. Nursery people are like that too: We look at new plants, check out new growers and look at techniques that will expand familiar palettes.

Around town

Pet of the week
Christa is an 8-month-old female sheperd/lab mix who is described as friendly, energetic, smart and eager to please.

Pet of the week
Christa is an 8-month-old female sheperd/lab mix who is described as friendly, energetic, smart and eager to please.

Obituaries
Helen L. Fisher

Around town

Picking new treasures for springtime
People like to explore options: We go shopping, check out new cars, look at open houses and wander through markets. Nursery people are like that too: We look at new plants, check out new growers and look at techniques that will expand familiar palettes.

Community briefly

Community briefly

Obituaries
Helen L. Fisher

Around town

Learning when to heed weather warnings
Well, we're still here. The predicted end of life on earth (as we know it) didn't occur. Those of us who were fearful of the dreaded Y2K bug are still surfing the Web at warp speed. Now we all can get back to business as usual.

Obituaries
Carolyn Burg

Learning when to heed weather warnings
Well, we're still here. The predicted end of life on earth (as we know it) didn't occur. Those of us who were fearful of the dreaded Y2K bug are still surfing the Web at warp speed. Now we all can get back to business as usual.

Around town

Obituaries
Carolyn Burg

Thank you . . .

Board says social studies need to be more rigorous
The Juneau School Board, concerned about whether high school students would get enough American and Western history, sent back a proposed new social studies curriculum for further work.

Police and fire blotter

Board says social studies need to be more rigorous
The Juneau School Board, concerned about whether high school students would get enough American and Western history, sent back a proposed new social studies curriculum for further work.

Engineer designs perch to protect bald eagles
SEWARD - The odds of a bald eagle escaping electrocution in this Kenai Peninsula community are better than what they were five years ago, thanks to a city utility manager with a soft spot for the huge birds.

Lawmakers to earn smaller paychecks
Legislators' pay for the time they spend in Juneau has gone down.

Craig village corporation fires 89 workers
KETCHIKAN - Citing poor logging production levels, a Craig-based village Native corporation has fired most of its workers.

Eddie Bauer crew shoots in Juneau
The Juneau economy is getting a $70,000 off-season boost this week with clothing chain Eddie Bauer's first-ever photo shoot here.

Mysterious glow in sky gets residents guessing
When he saw the glowing object in the inky sky above downtown, Chris Dolmar wasn't certain if it was his imagination, eye strain or a meteor.

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.

Lawmakers to earn smaller paychecks
Legislators' pay for the time they spend in Juneau has gone down.

Eddie Bauer crew shoots in Juneau
The Juneau economy is getting a $70,000 off-season boost this week with clothing chain Eddie Bauer's first-ever photo shoot here.

City to spend $35,000 repairing faulty work on pool
Juneau's Augustus Brown Swimming Pool is going to close again so a project that shut it down last fall can be fixed.

Craig village corporation fires 89 workers
KETCHIKAN - Citing poor logging production levels, a Craig-based village Native corporation has fired most of its workers.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

More budget cuts on way
The budget will be cut again this year, but not enough to close Alaska's fiscal gap. That shortfall will remain and probably won't be addressed this year.

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.

State and local briefly

Police and fire blotter

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

City to spend $35,000 repairing faulty work on pool
Juneau's Augustus Brown Swimming Pool is going to close again so a project that shut it down last fall can be fixed.

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.

Mysterious glow in sky gets residents guessing
When he saw the glowing object in the inky sky above downtown, Chris Dolmar wasn't certain if it was his imagination, eye strain or a meteor.

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.

Engineer designs perch to protect bald eagles
SEWARD - The odds of a bald eagle escaping electrocution in this Kenai Peninsula community are better than what they were five years ago, thanks to a city utility manager with a soft spot for the huge birds.

Police and fire blotter

More budget cuts on way
The budget will be cut again this year, but not enough to close Alaska's fiscal gap. That shortfall will remain and probably won't be addressed this year.

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

Police and fire blotter

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

State and local briefly

State and local briefly

Word of mouth

Word of mouth

Uncertainty surrounds Douglas land deal
Letter by Deborah Vogt

Desa misguided on subsistence policy
Letter by Senator Robin L. Taylor

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.

Head tax belongs to all of Juneau
Last fall we voters passed a head tax to raise some money from tourism. The assembly seems to think the money must be spent on things that will benefit the cruise ship industry. Our assembly may want to do that, of course. But as a matter of law they sure don't have to.

Word of mouth

Internet ready to hit the big leagues
Time Warner Inc. and America Online's announcement Monday that they will merge stunned investors with the sheer size of the deal and further blurred the already hazy lines between telecommunications, media and entertainment companies. It may take a year or so to put the pieces together and for regulators to sort out the legal consequences.

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.''

Word of mouth

Uncertainty surrounds Douglas land deal
Letter by Deborah Vogt

Desa misguided on subsistence policy
Letter by Senator Robin L. Taylor

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.

Head tax belongs to all of Juneau
Last fall we voters passed a head tax to raise some money from tourism. The assembly seems to think the money must be spent on things that will benefit the cruise ship industry. Our assembly may want to do that, of course. But as a matter of law they sure don't have to.

Internet ready to hit the big leagues
Time Warner Inc. and America Online's announcement Monday that they will merge stunned investors with the sheer size of the deal and further blurred the already hazy lines between telecommunications, media and entertainment companies. It may take a year or so to put the pieces together and for regulators to sort out the legal consequences.

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.

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.

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.''

Philomath claims title in Clarke Cochrane tourney
The Philomath (Ore.) Warriors scored from long distance early and in the paint late to take the 1999 Clarke Cochrane Christmas Classic championship Dec. 30 with a convincing 63-48 victory over the Middleton (Idaho) Vikings in Ketchikan.

Sports calendar

Sports calendar

Philomath claims title in Clarke Cochrane tourney
The Philomath (Ore.) Warriors scored from long distance early and in the paint late to take the 1999 Clarke Cochrane Christmas Classic championship Dec. 30 with a convincing 63-48 victory over the Middleton (Idaho) Vikings in Ketchikan.

Sorel is title sponsor of Yukon Quest
ANCHORAGE - Canadian bootmaker Sorel said Wednesday it has agreed to become the title sponsor of the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race.

Sorel is title sponsor of Yukon Quest
ANCHORAGE - Canadian bootmaker Sorel said Wednesday it has agreed to become the title sponsor of the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race.

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