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Friday, January 21, 2000

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.

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.

Justices will review open-primary law
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court today agreed to decide whether states like Alaska can let voters cast their ballots for any candidate in primary elections, regardless of party affiliation.

Justices will review open-primary law
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court today agreed to decide whether states like Alaska can let voters cast their ballots for any candidate in primary elections, regardless of party affiliation.

Around town

Making the right soup out of wetlands
Have you ever heard the saying, ``It's like mixing apples and oranges?'' How about ``That's more messed up than a soup sandwich?'' Making a sandwich out of soup is kind of like trying to make good bird or fish habitat out of concrete.

Obituaries
Cynthia Furber

Obituaries
Cynthia Furber

Around town

Unity and a week of prayer among Christians
Growing up in the 1950s, I learned early on that, as a good Catholic, I was not, for any reason, to venture into a Protestant church. Some unknown danger lurked there which had the power to corrupt me. This attitude, which was characteristic of many Christian Churches 40 years ago, reflected the legacy of suspicion and fear from the days of the Reformation.

Making the right soup out of wetlands
Have you ever heard the saying, ``It's like mixing apples and oranges?'' How about ``That's more messed up than a soup sandwich?'' Making a sandwich out of soup is kind of like trying to make good bird or fish habitat out of concrete.

School calendar

Unity and a week of prayer among Christians
Growing up in the 1950s, I learned early on that, as a good Catholic, I was not, for any reason, to venture into a Protestant church. Some unknown danger lurked there which had the power to corrupt me. This attitude, which was characteristic of many Christian Churches 40 years ago, reflected the legacy of suspicion and fear from the days of the Reformation.

Best bets
Death, resurrection and legacy are the themes for the weekend. The Elvis show tonight captures all three in one event.

Around town

School calendar

Awards and honors
Margaret Thomas, a 1998 graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School, has been named to the Dean's List for the fall quarter of 1999 at the University of Washington in Seattle. She is a sophomore at the college.

Community briefly

Around town

Best bets
Death, resurrection and legacy are the themes for the weekend. The Elvis show tonight captures all three in one event.

Awards and honors
Margaret Thomas, a 1998 graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School, has been named to the Dean's List for the fall quarter of 1999 at the University of Washington in Seattle. She is a sophomore at the college.

Community briefly

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.

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.''

Entertainment calendar

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.

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.''

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.

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.

Entertainment calendar

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

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.

State and local briefly

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

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.

ANS camp supports activist on hunger strike
Going into the 11th day of her hunger strike, Desa Jacobsson was hungry but said she was feeling good.

Police and fire blotter

Taplin reacted in shock, attorney says
KETCHIKAN - Joel Taplin's attorney laid out evidence Thursday suggesting his client went into shock after his car fatally injured a Juneau man last July.

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

Gas tax hike gets hearing
After gathering dust for a year, a proposal that would raise Alaska's gas tax by 9 cents per gallon got a legislative hearing Thursday.

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.

Hamilton: UA is economic engine for state
The state university is the engine that drives economic development and diversification, but it needs some gas, according to university President Mark Hamilton.

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.

Union talks fail; mediator called in
A mediator has been called in to help with labor talks between the state and its largest employee organization after the union declared the two sides are at an impasse.

Elton pitches plan to balance state's fiscal gap
Sen. Kim Elton took to the podium today to pitch his plan to help fill the state's nearly $800 million fiscal gap.

Davidson: Not the retiring type
Rumors of George Davidson's retirement turn out to be greatly exaggerated.

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.

State and local briefly

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

Police and fire blotter

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.

Union talks fail; mediator called in
A mediator has been called in to help with labor talks between the state and its largest employee organization after the union declared the two sides are at an impasse.

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

Hamilton: UA is economic engine for state
The state university is the engine that drives economic development and diversification, but it needs some gas, according to university President Mark Hamilton.

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

Gas tax hike gets hearing
After gathering dust for a year, a proposal that would raise Alaska's gas tax by 9 cents per gallon got a legislative hearing Thursday.

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.

Taplin reacted in shock, attorney says
KETCHIKAN - Joel Taplin's attorney laid out evidence Thursday suggesting his client went into shock after his car fatally injured a Juneau man last July.

State and local briefly

ANS camp supports activist on hunger strike
Going into the 11th day of her hunger strike, Desa Jacobsson was hungry but said she was feeling good.

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.

Elton pitches plan to balance state's fiscal gap
Sen. Kim Elton took to the podium today to pitch his plan to help fill the state's nearly $800 million fiscal gap.

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.

Davidson: Not the retiring type
Rumors of George Davidson's retirement turn out to be greatly exaggerated.

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

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

Police and fire blotter

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.

Police and fire blotter

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.

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.

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

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

Equality for all Alaskans
Letter by Carl L. Rosier

Close just isn't good enough
The Pentagon blames a pair of malfunctioning sensors for Tuesday's failure of a $100 million test of a missile interceptor system that it hopes can defend the country against intercontinental attack from rogue states.

Word of mouth

Abortion is murder
Letter by Jim Dore

Word of mouth

A modest budget reduction proposal
I've lived in Alaska only a decade but still can't recall a legislative session when the budget debate wasn't at the top of the agenda.

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

Other side of subsistence
Letter by James G. Brouillette Jr.

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.

Word of mouth

Equality for all Alaskans
Letter by Carl L. Rosier

Close just isn't good enough
The Pentagon blames a pair of malfunctioning sensors for Tuesday's failure of a $100 million test of a missile interceptor system that it hopes can defend the country against intercontinental attack from rogue states.

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

Abortion is murder
Letter by Jim Dore

Word of mouth

Other side of subsistence
Letter by James G. Brouillette Jr.

A modest budget reduction proposal
I've lived in Alaska only a decade but still can't recall a legislative session when the budget debate wasn't at the top of the agenda.

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.

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

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

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.

Cougars run down Crimson Bears
With a roster made up of just four seniors and three players who saw substantial minutes last season, Service High boys basketball coach Greg Fullmer is stressing the importance of using inexperience as a way to get the Cougars where they want to go.

Basketball poll
ALASKA STATE BASKETBALL POLL

Lockhart wants one last shot at NAIA hoops title
This is it for former Juneau-Douglas High School basketball player Josh Lockhart.

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.

Cougars run down Crimson Bears
With a roster made up of just four seniors and three players who saw substantial minutes last season, Service High boys basketball coach Greg Fullmer is stressing the importance of using inexperience as a way to get the Cougars where they want to go.

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.

Lockhart wants one last shot at NAIA hoops title
This is it for former Juneau-Douglas High School basketball player Josh Lockhart.

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.

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