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Friday, January 14, 2000

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.

High court to hear cases on abortion, homosexuals
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court today agreed to hear cases on whether the Boy Scouts of America can exclude homosexuals as troop leaders and if states may ban a surgical procedure opponents call ``partial birth abortion.''

High court to hear cases on abortion, homosexuals
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court today agreed to hear cases on whether the Boy Scouts of America can exclude homosexuals as troop leaders and if states may ban a surgical procedure opponents call ``partial birth abortion.''

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.

Gustavus Honor Roll
The following is the Gustavus School Honor Roll for 1999-2000:

Community briefly

Community briefly

FYI

FYI

Now the real work of Christmas begins

School calender

Gustavus Honor Roll
The following is the Gustavus School Honor Roll for 1999-2000:

Best bets
Good art is a blend of technique and soul, and by all accounts the Vista Trio has plenty of both. We'll find out Saturday night.

Obituaries
Mabel M. Burford

Around town

School calender

Now the real work of Christmas begins

Thank you . . .

Obituaries
Mabel M. Burford

Best bets
Good art is a blend of technique and soul, and by all accounts the Vista Trio has plenty of both. We'll find out Saturday night.

Thank you . . .

Awards, honors and other accomplishments
Army National Guard Pvt. Jenny E. Miller, a 1998 graduate of Hoonah High School, has entered basic military training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

Anniversaries
Dorothy and Amos Wallace

Anniversaries
Dorothy and Amos Wallace

Around town

Around town

Awards, honors and other accomplishments
Army National Guard Pvt. Jenny E. Miller, a 1998 graduate of Hoonah High School, has entered basic military training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

Around town

Entertainment calendar

Entertainment briefly

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

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.

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 calendar

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

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.

State settles with RCCL
The state has found money to monitor cruise ship emissions and boost Southeast's spill-response ability.

Knowles backs new BP merger push
Gov. Tony Knowles is giving his full support to BP Amoco's announced intent to push the Federal Trade Commission to make a decision on the company's efforts to buy Atlantic Richfield Co.

Police and fire blotter

Man sentenced in trooper standoff
FAIRBANKS - A man who forced a standoff with Alaska State Troopers and wounded his father with a hail of bullets will be sentenced for assault - but not attempted murder - under a plea deal with prosecutors.

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.

Cafe owner jailed for keeping child support payments
A Juneau restaurant owner is in the Lemon Creek Correctional Center after being convicted of falsifying business records of an employee's child support payments.

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

Jet Skiers fight limits, push safety
Personal watercraft advocates are touring the state to make waves about efforts to restrict their use.

State and local briefly

Drumming his way from Navy ships to jazz bands
Lee Hacker went to war and played the drums.

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

State and local briefly

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.

State settles with RCCL
The state has found money to monitor cruise ship emissions and boost Southeast's spill-response ability.

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.

Knowles backs new BP merger push
Gov. Tony Knowles is giving his full support to BP Amoco's announced intent to push the Federal Trade Commission to make a decision on the company's efforts to buy Atlantic Richfield Co.

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

Drumming his way from Navy ships to jazz bands
Lee Hacker went to war and played the drums.

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.

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.

Police and fire blotter

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.

Jet Skiers fight limits, push safety
Personal watercraft advocates are touring the state to make waves about efforts to restrict their use.

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.

Cafe owner jailed for keeping child support payments
A Juneau restaurant owner is in the Lemon Creek Correctional Center after being convicted of falsifying business records of an employee's child support payments.

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.

State gets 'F' on national report card
ANCHORAGE - Alaska's schools received mostly failing grades again this year in a report issued by a nationwide education publication.

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

Man sentenced in trooper standoff
FAIRBANKS - A man who forced a standoff with Alaska State Troopers and wounded his father with a hail of bullets will be sentenced for assault - but not attempted murder - under a plea deal with prosecutors.

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.

Fancy Tokyo hotel joins Alaska seafood promotion
KODIAK - Alaska's seafood will be served in restaurants at an upscale Tokyo hotel for the next six weeks as part of a promotion by the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute.

State and local briefly

Police and fire blotter

Police and fire blotter

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

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.

State gets 'F' on national report card
ANCHORAGE - Alaska's schools received mostly failing grades again this year in a report issued by a nationwide education publication.

Fancy Tokyo hotel joins Alaska seafood promotion
KODIAK - Alaska's seafood will be served in restaurants at an upscale Tokyo hotel for the next six weeks as part of a promotion by the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute.

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.

Protest was about rights denied to Natives
Letter by Tim Ackerman

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.

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.

Some lessons learned in Decatur
U.S. District Judge Michael McCuskey ruled wisely Tuesday in upholding the one-year expulsions of five Decatur high school students. Now the Rev. Jesse Jackson should move on and let those boys get down to the serious business of getting an education at the alternative school where they are enrolled.

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.

More to a good family than wealth
Letter by Steve N. Hamilton

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.

Taylor doesn't have facts straight
Letter by Desa Jacobsson

Word of mouth

Yet more Things I Don't Understand
I've been updating my list of Things I Don't Understand, or, as we call them, TIDUs. You surely have a list of your own. Compare it to mine. Please note: this updates last year's list. There are very few duplications, indicating that the older you get, the less you understand. And I don't understand that either.

Natives have right to preserve culture
Letter by August Martin

Word of mouth

Editorial favors the powerful and wealthy
Letter by John Dunker

Yet more Things I Don't Understand
I've been updating my list of Things I Don't Understand, or, as we call them, TIDUs. You surely have a list of your own. Compare it to mine. Please note: this updates last year's list. There are very few duplications, indicating that the older you get, the less you understand. And I don't understand that either.

Word of mouth

Taylor doesn't have facts straight
Letter by Desa Jacobsson

Natives have right to preserve culture
Letter by August Martin

More to a good family than wealth
Letter by Steve N. Hamilton

Editorial favors the powerful and wealthy
Letter by John Dunker

Some lessons learned in Decatur
U.S. District Judge Michael McCuskey ruled wisely Tuesday in upholding the one-year expulsions of five Decatur high school students. Now the Rev. Jesse Jackson should move on and let those boys get down to the serious business of getting an education at the alternative school where they are enrolled.

Word of mouth

Protest was about rights denied to Natives
Letter by Tim Ackerman

Juneau boys prepare for Wasilla
George Houston popped a tape into his VCR before practice Wednesday. On the TV appeared a grainy video of last year's Juneau-Douglas High School vs. Wasilla boys basketball game at the Class 4A state tournament.

Class 4A State Wrestling Polls
The Class 4A state high school team and individual wrestling polls released Jan. 11.

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.

Sports in Juneau

Former Anchorage skater joins NHL elite as rookie
ANCHORAGE - A former skater at East Anchorage High School has joined hockey's elite in his rookie season. Scott Gomez has been named to the National Hockey League's all-star team.

Kemppel rebounds after national title streak ends
ANCHORAGE - After seven straight titles, Nina Kemppel lost a national cross-country championship on Wednesday. A day later, the Anchorage skier was a winner again.

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.

Former Anchorage skater joins NHL elite as rookie
ANCHORAGE - A former skater at East Anchorage High School has joined hockey's elite in his rookie season. Scott Gomez has been named to the National Hockey League's all-star team.

Widdows leads Yakutat girls to Classic crown
Rebecca Widdows was named the tournament most valuable player after leading her Yakutat High School girls basketball team to and undefeated record in the Mount St. Elias Classic Jan. 6-8 in Yakutat.

Anchorage swimmer hurt in fatal team van crash
COSHOCTON, Ohio - The captain of a national champion women's swimming team at Kenyon College was killed and 10 others - including an Anchorage woman - were injured in a crash on a slick highway.

Kemppel rebounds after national title streak ends
ANCHORAGE - After seven straight titles, Nina Kemppel lost a national cross-country championship on Wednesday. A day later, the Anchorage skier was a winner again.

Juneau boys prepare for Wasilla
George Houston popped a tape into his VCR before practice Wednesday. On the TV appeared a grainy video of last year's Juneau-Douglas High School vs. Wasilla boys basketball game at the Class 4A state tournament.

Anchorage swimmer hurt in fatal team van crash
COSHOCTON, Ohio - The captain of a national champion women's swimming team at Kenyon College was killed and 10 others - including an Anchorage woman - were injured in a crash on a slick highway.

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.

Sports in Juneau

Class 4A State Wrestling Polls
The Class 4A state high school team and individual wrestling polls released Jan. 11.

Sports in Juneau

Widdows leads Yakutat girls to Classic crown
Rebecca Widdows was named the tournament most valuable player after leading her Yakutat High School girls basketball team to and undefeated record in the Mount St. Elias Classic Jan. 6-8 in Yakutat.

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.

Sports in Juneau

World Junior ski team includes four Alaskans
ANCHORAGE - Four Alaska teenagers have been named to the World Junior Championship team by U.S. Ski Team officials.

World Junior ski team includes four Alaskans
ANCHORAGE - Four Alaska teenagers have been named to the World Junior Championship team by U.S. Ski Team officials.

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