Thursday, January 13, 2000

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.

Swiss-owned plane with 42 aboard crashes in Libya
BERN, Switzerland (AP) - A plane transporting oil workers from the Libyan capital, Tripoli, to an oil refinery crashed in the sea today with 41 aboard, officials said, adding there were unconfirmed reports of fatalities.

Swiss-owned plane with 42 aboard crashes in Libya
BERN, Switzerland (AP) - A plane transporting oil workers from the Libyan capital, Tripoli, to an oil refinery crashed in the sea today with 41 aboard, officials said, adding there were unconfirmed reports of fatalities.

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.

Thank you . . .

Thank you . . .

Around town

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.

Community briefly

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
Helen L. Fisher

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.

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.

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

Obituaries
Helen L. Fisher

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.

Community briefly

Musicians work to go beyond the notes
Juneau can add a new musical vista to its wealth of scenic vistas.

Entertainment calendar

Entertainment calendar

Bead artist and jewelerCarly Ferland
Stories in the beads: Carly Ferland, 29, works with glass, beads, semi-precious stones and freshwater pearls to create earrings, bracelets and necklaces. She describes her work as contemporary styled bead jewelry.

Bead artist and jewelerCarly Ferland
Stories in the beads: Carly Ferland, 29, works with glass, beads, semi-precious stones and freshwater pearls to create earrings, bracelets and necklaces. She describes her work as contemporary styled bead jewelry.

Musicians work to go beyond the notes
Juneau can add a new musical vista to its wealth of scenic vistas.

Entertainment briefly

Entertainment briefly

On the road
``How I Learned to Drive'' is a play about lessons, but they're not driving lessons.

On the road
``How I Learned to Drive'' is a play about lessons, but they're not driving lessons.

Catholic church to expand
Bursting at the seams, St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church plans to expand.

Rescuscitating house of history
The historic Wickersham House may get another chance at a full life.

State and local briefly

City braces against fiscal train wreck
If the Juneau Assembly doesn't give the city manager's office some direction in carving out a very lean city budget right now, the train wreck may happen later rather than sooner, but it will happen.

State and local briefly

Police and fire blotter

Comments taken on payouts for Glacier Bay fishing fleet
The National Park Service and the state are starting to collect public comments on the Glacier Bay compensation program.

BP puts pressure on FTC
ANCHORAGE - BP Amoco PLC and Atlantic Richfield Co. today said they were moving ahead with their merger plans, putting pressure on the Federal Trade Commission to approve the deal or go to court to block it.

BP puts pressure on FTC
ANCHORAGE - BP Amoco PLC and Atlantic Richfield Co. today said they were moving ahead with their merger plans, putting pressure on the Federal Trade Commission to approve the deal or go to court to block it.

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.

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.

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

City braces against fiscal train wreck
If the Juneau Assembly doesn't give the city manager's office some direction in carving out a very lean city budget right now, the train wreck may happen later rather than sooner, but it will happen.

Whittier road scheduled to open in June
ANCHORAGE - The opening date for the new toll road to Whittier has been pushed back from May to early June, and recreational boat owners probably will get to haul their boats through the tunnel after all.

Knowles: Funding needed
Gov. Tony Knowles asked for civility, bipartisan cooperation and $900 million worth of bond packages during his State of the State address Wednesday night.

Judge considers Taplin jury pool
Jury selection in the trial of Joel Taplin begins today.

Schools may cut 26 staff
Juneau's public schools would have to lay off employees if the city cuts funding, says schools Superintendent Gary Bader.

State and local briefly

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.

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.

Police and fire blotter

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.

Comments taken on payouts for Glacier Bay fishing fleet
The National Park Service and the state are starting to collect public comments on the Glacier Bay compensation program.

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.

Knowles: Funding needed
Gov. Tony Knowles asked for civility, bipartisan cooperation and $900 million worth of bond packages during his State of the State address Wednesday night.

Police and fire blotter

Catholic church to expand
Bursting at the seams, St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church plans to expand.

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.

Judge considers Taplin jury pool
Jury selection in the trial of Joel Taplin begins today.

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.

Whittier road scheduled to open in June
ANCHORAGE - The opening date for the new toll road to Whittier has been pushed back from May to early June, and recreational boat owners probably will get to haul their boats through the tunnel after all.

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.

Rescuscitating house of history
The historic Wickersham House may get another chance at a full life.

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.

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.

Police and fire blotter

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

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.

State and local briefly

Schools may cut 26 staff
Juneau's public schools would have to lay off employees if the city cuts funding, says schools Superintendent Gary Bader.

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.

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.

Protest was about rights denied to Natives
Letter by Tim Ackerman

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.

Snowmachines causing a hazard
University of Alaska Southeast housing residents are becoming more frightened about driving on University Drive every winter weekend due to increased snowmachine activity in the area.

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

Natives have right to preserve culture
Letter by August Martin

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

Elian Gonzalez belongs at home
By now everyone knows the tragic tale of Elian Gonzalez. He's the 6-year-old Cuban rescued Thanksgiving Day from an inner tube off the coast of Florida.

Editorial favors the powerful and wealthy
Letter by John Dunker

Editorial favors the powerful and wealthy
Letter by John Dunker

Word of mouth

Protest was about rights denied to Natives
Letter by Tim Ackerman

Word of mouth

Word of mouth

Word of mouth

Snowmachines causing a hazard
University of Alaska Southeast housing residents are becoming more frightened about driving on University Drive every winter weekend due to increased snowmachine activity in the area.

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.

Natives have right to preserve culture
Letter by August Martin

Elian Gonzalez belongs at home
By now everyone knows the tragic tale of Elian Gonzalez. He's the 6-year-old Cuban rescued Thanksgiving Day from an inner tube off the coast of Florida.

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.

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.

Sports in Juneau

Duke downs Georgia Tech for a 25th straight ACC win
DURHAM, N.C. - Shane Battier followed the one hard-fast rule he received from Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski in the preseason: keep shooting.

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 in Juneau

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.

Juneau, Sitka girls kick off region play
Practice was over for the Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball team, but senior Liz Haas stood at the free throw line taking shot after shot Wednesday night.

Duke downs Georgia Tech for a 25th straight ACC win
DURHAM, N.C. - Shane Battier followed the one hard-fast rule he received from Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski in the preseason: keep shooting.

Juneau, Sitka girls kick off region play
Practice was over for the Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball team, but senior Liz Haas stood at the free throw line taking shot after shot Wednesday night.

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