Thursday, January 20, 2000

Oil prices back at highest levels since Gulf War
LONDON (AP) - Petroleum prices surged Wednesday to the highest levels seen since the Persian Gulf War, raising concerns about worsening inflation and a possible threat to the economies of poor, oil-importing nations.

Alaska Native Sisterhood supports hunger strike
Going into the 11th day of her hunger strike, Desa Jacobsson was hungry but said she's feeling good.

Oil prices back at highest levels since Gulf War
LONDON (AP) - Petroleum prices surged Wednesday to the highest levels seen since the Persian Gulf War, raising concerns about worsening inflation and a possible threat to the economies of poor, oil-importing nations.

Alaska Native Sisterhood supports hunger strike
Going into the 11th day of her hunger strike, Desa Jacobsson was hungry but said she's feeling good.

Around town

Chancellor's List and Dean's List at UAS
The University of Alaska Southeast has announced those who qualified for the

Around town

Briefly

Around town

Chancellor's List and Dean's List at UAS
The University of Alaska Southeast has announced those who qualified for the

Why sleeping plants won't always lie
This week is the perfect model of winter protection for our gardens: Enough cold to

Soroptimists get grant for AWARE
Soroptimist International of Juneau, a volunteer service organizatio

Briefly

Why sleeping plants won't always lie
This week is the perfect model of winter protection for our gardens: Enough cold to

Pet of the week
Dove is an 8-month-old spayed female lab/malemut

Pet of the week
Dove is an 8-month-old spayed female lab/malemut

Soroptimists get grant for AWARE
Soroptimist International of Juneau, a volunteer service organizatio

Around town

Artist recognized for cultural contributions
Athabaskan elder Hannah Solomon, a bead artist from Fairbanks, is among the winners of the 2000 Governor's Arts Awards.

Arts profile
Painting on glass: Chris Beanes (pronounced ``Bee-on-is'') makes abstract paintings on glass, salvaging and recycling old windows and window frames for his ``canvas.''

The King takes over at Centennial Hall
Like any good king, Elvis unites his people.

Artist recognized for cultural contributions
Athabaskan elder Hannah Solomon, a bead artist from Fairbanks, is among the winners of the 2000 Governor's Arts Awards.

Hospice theater event demystifies death, dying
It happens to everyone. Death is the most inevitable aspect of life, but many people are unprepared and frightened when confronted with it. A Juneau group hopes to combine storytelling and theater this weekend to address those fears.

Entertainment calendar

Entertainment calendar

The King takes over at Centennial Hall
Like any good king, Elvis unites his people.

Frontier of gold
It was the adventure of a lifetime for two brothers.

Frontier of gold
It was the adventure of a lifetime for two brothers.

Arts profile
Painting on glass: Chris Beanes (pronounced ``Bee-on-is'') makes abstract paintings on glass, salvaging and recycling old windows and window frames for his ``canvas.''

Hospice theater event demystifies death, dying
It happens to everyone. Death is the most inevitable aspect of life, but many people are unprepared and frightened when confronted with it. A Juneau group hopes to combine storytelling and theater this weekend to address those fears.

Hit-and-run trial changes venue
The trial of accused hit-and-run driver Joel Taplin has been moved to Ketchikan and is expected to start today.

Efforts resume to launch public cable channel
A nonprofit group is making a push for regular community-access programming on the GCI cable television system.

White House supports funding for Alaska villages
ANCHORAGE - The Clinton administration will seek funding for the Denali Commission in the 2001 budget the president sends to Congress.

State and local briefly

Legislature's consultants say state benefits from existing BP, Arco competition
The status quo is the best way to go, said merger experts hired by the Legislature.

Efforts resume to launch public cable channel
A nonprofit group is making a push for regular community-access programming on the GCI cable television system.

District nixes charter plans
The Juneau School Board turned down both charter school applications without comment on Tuesday.

Game board considers wolf control plan
ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Board of Game is considering approving some kind of wolf control program in the Nelchina Basin northeast of Anchorage, but Gov. Tony Knowles hasn't bought into the deal and the governor has the final say.

Jury to look at two theories on where hit-and-run victim was when struck
KETCHIKAN - Two theories emerged at the trial of accused hit-and-run driver Joel Taplin today.

Orphans find home in Alaska
Janet and Rex Scharp went to Vietnam to adopt a baby, and ended up adopting a cause.

BP touts benefits of oil company merger
Members of a legislative committee examining the proposed merger between BP Amoco and Atlantic Richfield Co. left Wednesday's presentation by corporate and administration officials with doubts in their minds.

Critics blast land swap
Two men greeted an acquaintance before the start of a fiery meeting between Douglas residents and city officials Wednesday night:

Game board considers wolf control plan
ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Board of Game is considering approving some kind of wolf control program in the Nelchina Basin northeast of Anchorage, but Gov. Tony Knowles hasn't bought into the deal and the governor has the final say.

Ice leads to damage at Nikiski dock
KENAI - Sea ice is being blamed for a small gasoline spill in Cook Inlet.

Ketchikan man's death thought to be murder
The death of a Ketchikan man, first reported to be of unknown causes, has now been classified as a homicide.

Native coalition looks for ways to get electricity
The people want power, the kind that turns on lights and economic engines.

BP touts benefits of oil company merger
Members of a legislative committee examining the proposed merger between BP Amoco and Atlantic Richfield Co. left Wednesday's presentation by corporate and administration officials with doubts in their minds.

Hit-and-run trial changes venue
The trial of accused hit-and-run driver Joel Taplin has been moved to Ketchikan and is expected to start today.

Census begins in Alaska village
UNALAKLEET - The sun was barely up at 11 a.m. Thursday when U.S. Census Bureau Director Kenneth Prewitt, wrapped in a fur parka, mittens and heavy boots, knocked on the door of a small wood-frame house in this western Alaska village to begin the nationwide head count.

Meteor hits near Carcross
The Canadian government confirmed that the bright flashes of light seen in Juneau, Skagway and Haines on Tuesday morning were most probably a meteor.

Police and fire blotter

Ketchikan man's death thought to be murder
The death of a Ketchikan man, first reported to be of unknown causes, has now been classified as a homicide.

State and local briefly

Briefly

District nixes charter plans
The Juneau School Board turned down both charter school applications without comment on Tuesday.

Police and fire blotter

Police and fire blotter

Police and fire blotter

Orphans find home in Alaska
Janet and Rex Scharp went to Vietnam to adopt a baby, and ended up adopting a cause.

Locals to face quiz on trails
Every Juneau household can expect to get quizzed in February about which of the city's trails should get how much commercial use in the future.

Meteor hits near Carcross
The Canadian government confirmed that the bright flashes of light seen in Juneau, Skagway and Haines on Tuesday morning were most probably a meteor.

Native coalition looks for ways to get electricity
The people want power, the kind that turns on lights and economic engines.

Briefly

Ice leads to damage at Nikiski dock
KENAI - Sea ice is being blamed for a small gasoline spill in Cook Inlet.

Legislature's consultants say state benefits from existing BP, Arco competition
The status quo is the best way to go, said merger experts hired by the Legislature.

Critics blast land swap
Two men greeted an acquaintance before the start of a fiery meeting between Douglas residents and city officials Wednesday night:

Jury to look at two theories on where hit-and-run victim was when struck
KETCHIKAN - Two theories emerged at the trial of accused hit-and-run driver Joel Taplin today.

Census begins in Alaska village
UNALAKLEET - The sun was barely up at 11 a.m. Thursday when U.S. Census Bureau Director Kenneth Prewitt, wrapped in a fur parka, mittens and heavy boots, knocked on the door of a small wood-frame house in this western Alaska village to begin the nationwide head count.

White House supports funding for Alaska villages
ANCHORAGE - The Clinton administration will seek funding for the Denali Commission in the 2001 budget the president sends to Congress.

Locals to face quiz on trails
Every Juneau household can expect to get quizzed in February about which of the city's trails should get how much commercial use in the future.

Word of mouth

Women-only health clubs pose problem
Senate Bill 176 would allow health clubs to bar men from membership. The reasoning behind the bill that some women just aren't comfortable working out around men, and that a workout is a personal enough experience to call for the exclusion of men from some clubs.

Single-sex gyms present some problems
Letter by Gail Bills

Land exchange not a cause for alarm
Douglas residents have expressed concern about the transfer of land behind Fifth Street to the Alaska Mental Health Trust. Some of those concerns are legitimate; others are based on erroneous information or presumptions.

The Postal Service: One hot property
I have a proposal that would allow both the government and the people to benefit greatly from the stock market's growth. United Parcel Service's record-breaking IPO demonstrated that the company's market value was more than $80 billion. The U.S. Postal Service should be sold as well.

Use frequent flier miles for state business
Letter by Rep. Andrew Halcro

Word of mouth

Cabbies seek protection from shuttles
``Be careful what you wish for, because you might get it.''

Word of mouth

Equality for all Alaskans
Letter by Carl L. Rosier

Subsistence lifestyle or unfair advantage?
Letter by Patrick McGonegal

Word of mouth

Single-sex gyms present some problems
Letter by Gail Bills

Equality for all Alaskans
Letter by Carl L. Rosier

Women-only health clubs pose problem
Senate Bill 176 would allow health clubs to bar men from membership. The reasoning behind the bill that some women just aren't comfortable working out around men, and that a workout is a personal enough experience to call for the exclusion of men from some clubs.

Cabbies seek protection from shuttles
``Be careful what you wish for, because you might get it.''

The Postal Service: One hot property
I have a proposal that would allow both the government and the people to benefit greatly from the stock market's growth. United Parcel Service's record-breaking IPO demonstrated that the company's market value was more than $80 billion. The U.S. Postal Service should be sold as well.

Use frequent flier miles for state business
Letter by Rep. Andrew Halcro

Land exchange not a cause for alarm
Douglas residents have expressed concern about the transfer of land behind Fifth Street to the Alaska Mental Health Trust. Some of those concerns are legitimate; others are based on erroneous information or presumptions.

Subsistence lifestyle or unfair advantage?
Letter by Patrick McGonegal

Juneau boys head north for 4
Juneau boys basketball coach George Houston has another way of saying ``we're just taking it one game at time.''

Juneau boys head north for 4
Juneau boys basketball coach George Houston has another way of saying ``we're just taking it one game at time.''

Despite defections, Duke still dominates
DURHAM, N.C. - The numbers just weren't supposed to add up for Duke this season.

OT win keeps streak alive
One of the most impressive streaks in college basketball was kept alive with one of the wildest finishes of the season.

Despite defections, Duke still dominates
DURHAM, N.C. - The numbers just weren't supposed to add up for Duke this season.

Bear boys drop game at Chugiak
So far this season the Juneau-Douglas boys basketball team hasn't been able to handle the pressure.

Ski club kicks off 2000 season with Winterfest slaloms
One by one, members of the Juneau Ski Club lined up at the starting gate, then, at a word from the coach, launched down the slalom course, snapping poles with every schwooping turn.

Basketball poll
ALASKA STATE BASKETBALL POLL

Enhanced videotape fails to identify musher
ANCHORAGE - A videotape has failed to identify the musher who was filmed abusing a dog during the Copper Basin Sled Dog Race and organizers say that means they never may know the person's identity.

Juneau's season hits home stretch
There was a sense of urgency in the room as the Juneau-Douglas High School Crimson Bears worked out Wednesday afternoon in the Marie Drake Middle School gym.

Ski club kicks off 2000 season with Winterfest slaloms
One by one, members of the Juneau Ski Club lined up at the starting gate, then, at a word from the coach, launched down the slalom course, snapping poles with every schwooping turn.

OT win keeps streak alive
One of the most impressive streaks in college basketball was kept alive with one of the wildest finishes of the season.

Enhanced videotape fails to identify musher
ANCHORAGE - A videotape has failed to identify the musher who was filmed abusing a dog during the Copper Basin Sled Dog Race and organizers say that means they never may know the person's identity.

Basketball poll
ALASKA STATE BASKETBALL POLL

Juneau's season hits home stretch
There was a sense of urgency in the room as the Juneau-Douglas High School Crimson Bears worked out Wednesday afternoon in the Marie Drake Middle School gym.

Bear boys drop game at Chugiak
So far this season the Juneau-Douglas boys basketball team hasn't been able to handle the pressure.

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