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Monday, January 24, 2000

Stocks plunge as interest-rate worries puncture optimism
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks plunged today as optimism about corporate earnings gave way to jitters about rising interest rates and their impact on profit growth.

Stocks plunge as interest-rate worries puncture optimism
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks plunged today as optimism about corporate earnings gave way to jitters about rising interest rates and their impact on profit growth.

Around town

Obituaries
Alberta M. Johnson

Around town

Around town

Obituaries
Alberta M. Johnson

Around town

Pheonix still rising
From a senior class of about 20 last year, the Phoenix program at Juneau-Douglas High School sent graduates to Yale, Dartmouth and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Yet some students and parents today are concerned the alternative program won't survive.

Students say project-based program boosts confidence
After five years, the alternative Phoenix program at Juneau-Douglas High School still hasn't settled into a routine. But maybe a program named after a mythical bird that rises from its ashes has to expect to constantly renew itself.

Pheonix still rising
From a senior class of about 20 last year, the Phoenix program at Juneau-Douglas High School sent graduates to Yale, Dartmouth and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Yet some students and parents today are concerned the alternative program won't survive.

Students say project-based program boosts confidence
After five years, the alternative Phoenix program at Juneau-Douglas High School still hasn't settled into a routine. But maybe a program named after a mythical bird that rises from its ashes has to expect to constantly renew itself.

Akiak's red dogs find success in sled-dog racing
BETHEL - No one is sure when the first dogs showed up in Akiak. But there are some dog mushers who say that all the best sled dogs come from this tiny village 25 miles east of Bethel.

Akiak's red dogs find success in sled-dog racing
BETHEL - No one is sure when the first dogs showed up in Akiak. But there are some dog mushers who say that all the best sled dogs come from this tiny village 25 miles east of Bethel.

Inside out

Inside out

D.A. argues Taplin car not fit for road
KETCHIKAN - The prosecution today alleged Joel Taplin knowingly drove an unsafe vehicle when he ran into an Auke Bay man in July, causing massive injuries that led to his death.

Fast ferries beat out road
And the answer is - more ferries.

NASA joins in meteor search
ANCHORAGE - NASA has joined the search for remnants of last week's meteor explosion over the Yukon Territory, saying the space object may help the agency learn more about our solar system.

Assembly considers land swap, head tax
The Juneau Assembly is presenting the cruise ship passenger fee ordinance it hammered together earlier this month for public hearing tonight.

Knowles budget rejected
The governor's budget is effectively off the legislative table.

Police and fire blotter

APOC investigating dividend poll
The phone rang. Within minutes, Juneau's Dennis Harris was hopping mad.

State and local briefly

State and local briefly

State takes on Capitol coffee shop
Selling coffee to people who spend their days in meetings would seem an obvious money-maker.

State takes on Capitol coffee shop
Selling coffee to people who spend their days in meetings would seem an obvious money-maker.

Knowles budget rejected
The governor's budget is effectively off the legislative table.

New program serves as safety net for struggling readers
As other students sit quietly and read in Sarah Seagrave's third-grade class at Auke Bay Elementary, five children form a circle with the teacher in a corner.

Sorting out the details
KETCHIKAN - Joel Taplin's defense attorney spent Friday chipping away at prosecution witnesses, questioning everything from a police officer's training to whether a Juneau restaurant should be characterized as a lounge.

APOC investigating dividend poll
The phone rang. Within minutes, Juneau's Dennis Harris was hopping mad.

Sorting out the details
KETCHIKAN - Joel Taplin's defense attorney spent Friday chipping away at prosecution witnesses, questioning everything from a police officer's training to whether a Juneau restaurant should be characterized as a lounge.

Learning the Native ways of knowledge
Stephan Eubank discovered that copper ulus wear out quicker than steel ulus, but they don't tear the hide as much. The Sitka eighth-grader knows because he made the ulus and tried them out on a seal skin.

Launches scheduled near Fairbanks
FAIRBANKS - Three rocket launches are planned this month from the Poker Flat Research Range, north of Fairbanks.

Seeking Shorter sessions
Lawmakers are trying to shorten the amount of time they spend in Juneau.

Seeking Shorter sessions
Lawmakers are trying to shorten the amount of time they spend in Juneau.

Learning the Native ways of knowledge
Stephan Eubank discovered that copper ulus wear out quicker than steel ulus, but they don't tear the hide as much. The Sitka eighth-grader knows because he made the ulus and tried them out on a seal skin.

Police and fire blotter

State and local briefly

Launches scheduled near Fairbanks
FAIRBANKS - Three rocket launches are planned this month from the Poker Flat Research Range, north of Fairbanks.

NASA joins in meteor search
ANCHORAGE - NASA has joined the search for remnants of last week's meteor explosion over the Yukon Territory, saying the space object may help the agency learn more about our solar system.

Fast ferries beat out road
And the answer is - more ferries.

State and local briefly

Assembly considers land swap, head tax
The Juneau Assembly is presenting the cruise ship passenger fee ordinance it hammered together earlier this month for public hearing tonight.

Police and fire blotter

New program serves as safety net for struggling readers
As other students sit quietly and read in Sarah Seagrave's third-grade class at Auke Bay Elementary, five children form a circle with the teacher in a corner.

D.A. argues Taplin car not fit for road
KETCHIKAN - The prosecution today alleged Joel Taplin knowingly drove an unsafe vehicle when he ran into an Auke Bay man in July, causing massive injuries that led to his death.

Police and fire blotter

Watch out for the ball-peen hammer
So my wife and I are preparing for childbirth.

Mackie plan rocks state
The following editorial appeared in Sunday's Anchorage Daily News:

Word of mouth

Word of mouth

Word of mouth

Watch out for the ball-peen hammer
So my wife and I are preparing for childbirth.

I understand all right, but you missed my point
Letter by Patrick McGonegal

Mackie plan Worth looking at
Here's a whole new approach to resolving the budget deficit and the permanent fund earnings question all at once:

Mergers are no threat to competition
The recent megamerger between America Online and Time Warner seems to ha

Stick to basics on passenger fees
Whether you agree or disagree with the $5 passenger fee that was approved by voters in October is irrelevant. It was approved and we need to move on.

I understand all right, but you missed my point
Letter by Patrick McGonegal

Word of mouth

Stick to basics on passenger fees
Whether you agree or disagree with the $5 passenger fee that was approved by voters in October is irrelevant. It was approved and we need to move on.

Mergers are no threat to competition
The recent megamerger between America Online and Time Warner seems to ha

Mackie plan rocks state
The following editorial appeared in Sunday's Anchorage Daily News:

Mackie plan Worth looking at
Here's a whole new approach to resolving the budget deficit and the permanent fund earnings question all at once:

Strle sets speed record in Alcan 200
Robert Strle of Fairbanks rode his 2000 model Yamaha SRX 700cc to the overall title of the Alcan 200 snowmachine race Saturday, averaging a record-setting 110.6 mph for the 154-mile course from Haines to Dezadeash Lake, Yukon Territory, and back.

Boxers earn gold
Three Juneau boxers, three gold medals.

Bears win twice to take 4th
The Juneau-Douglas boys basketball team routed Homer 70-44 to place fourth in the Seventh Annual Alaska Prep Shootout Saturday night.

Boulding wins Kusko 300
BETHEL - Charlie Boulding slogged through soft, punchy snow, driving winds and warm temperatures Sunday to win the Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race.

UAA rally falls short against Vikings
The University of Alaska Anchorage men's basketball team made a 23-4 run late in the game and took the lead, but then ended up on the short end of a 76-75 decision as the Central Washington University Wildcats claimed a 76-75 victory Saturday at the UAA Sports Center.

UAA rally falls short against Vikings
The University of Alaska Anchorage men's basketball team made a 23-4 run late in the game and took the lead, but then ended up on the short end of a 76-75 decision as the Central Washington University Wildcats claimed a 76-75 victory Saturday at the UAA Sports Center.

Juneau wrestlers sweep in Sitka
By sweeping a weekend of triple-dual meets in Sitka Friday and Saturday, the Juneau-Douglas High School wrestling team positioned itself well for next weekend's Region V Championships.

Boulding wins Kusko 300
BETHEL - Charlie Boulding slogged through soft, punchy snow, driving winds and warm temperatures Sunday to win the Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race.

Duke keeps rolling; ACC streak at 28
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Jason Williams wasn't at Duke when the Blue Devils won the first 22 games of their Atlantic Coast Conference-record 28 game regular-season winning streak.

Juneau wrestlers sweep in Sitka
By sweeping a weekend of triple-dual meets in Sitka Friday and Saturday, the Juneau-Douglas High School wrestling team positioned itself well for next weekend's Region V Championships.

Strle sets speed record in Alcan 200
Robert Strle of Fairbanks rode his 2000 model Yamaha SRX 700cc to the overall title of the Alcan 200 snowmachine race Saturday, averaging a record-setting 110.6 mph for the 154-mile course from Haines to Dezadeash Lake, Yukon Territory, and back.

Bears win twice to take 4th
The Juneau-Douglas boys basketball team routed Homer 70-44 to place fourth in the Seventh Annual Alaska Prep Shootout Saturday night.

Duke keeps rolling; ACC streak at 28
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Jason Williams wasn't at Duke when the Blue Devils won the first 22 games of their Atlantic Coast Conference-record 28 game regular-season winning streak.

Boxers earn gold
Three Juneau boxers, three gold medals.

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