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Wednesday, January 26, 2000

Business calendar

Heritage Coffee moves into latte-land
Ancient Grounds, a Heritage Coffee Co. venture in Seattle, ``quietly opened the doors'' in mid-January, said Heritage President Grady Saunders.

Business profile: Bruce Tenney
Owner, The Green House

Business calendar

Business profile: Bruce Tenney
Owner, The Green House

Coast Guard looks at rating system for charter boats
CORDOVA (AP) - An initiative proposed by the U.S. Coast Guard would set up a rating system that informs customers on the safety of charter boats commonly hired for fishing or pleasure trips along the Alaska coast.

Cyber-city status loosens geography's grip
Juneau is entangled in the Web.

Around the clock
During the 1990s, deposits in Juneau FDIC-insured banks increased by two and a half times, from $179.5 million to $455.2 million.

Around the clock
During the 1990s, deposits in Juneau FDIC-insured banks increased by two and a half times, from $179.5 million to $455.2 million.

Heritage Coffee moves into latte-land
Ancient Grounds, a Heritage Coffee Co. venture in Seattle, ``quietly opened the doors'' in mid-January, said Heritage President Grady Saunders.

On the move
Lynne Johnson, Christine K. Phillips, William Johnson

On the move
Lynne Johnson, Christine K. Phillips, William Johnson

Cyber-city status loosens geography's grip
Juneau is entangled in the Web.

Coast Guard looks at rating system for charter boats
CORDOVA (AP) - An initiative proposed by the U.S. Coast Guard would set up a rating system that informs customers on the safety of charter boats commonly hired for fishing or pleasure trips along the Alaska coast.

State, laborers' union reach contract agreement
The Knowles administration has reached a tentative labor agreement with the first of a dozen unions it's negotiating with this year.

Man flown out because of injuries from assault
Two Juneau men are in custody following an early morning assault near Willoughby Avenue that left one victim badly injured in an Anchorage hospital.

Man flown out because of injuries from assault
Two Juneau men are in custody following an early morning assault near Willoughby Avenue that left one victim badly injured in an Anchorage hospital.

State, laborers' union reach contract agreement
The Knowles administration has reached a tentative labor agreement with the first of a dozen unions it's negotiating with this year.

Weddings
Meketa, Cole to marry Jan. 29

New gems arriving for our local setting
We won't get every plant we ordered: Demand is so high that we will be glad to get what we can. Many nurseries will be short this season. This makes the reading of the lists so exciting. Many new species that we have ordered will come, but not in as large a quantity as I hoped.

Around town

Around town

AARP does advocate work for older Alaskans
``Alaska's senior citizen population could very well triple in the next 20 years,'' explains M

Around town

Obituaries
Alberta M. Johnson, William M. Beezley

Neighbors briefly

Neighbors briefly

New gems arriving for our local setting
We won't get every plant we ordered: Demand is so high that we will be glad to get what we can. Many nurseries will be short this season. This makes the reading of the lists so exciting. Many new species that we have ordered will come, but not in as large a quantity as I hoped.

Pet of the week
Draco is a big, lovable 1-year-old neutered lab/Irish wolfhound mix. He is described as gentle and playful, and able to get along with other pets and children.

Pet of the week
Draco is a big, lovable 1-year-old neutered lab/Irish wolfhound mix. He is described as gentle and playful, and able to get along with other pets and children.

Thank you . . .

AARP does advocate work for older Alaskans
``Alaska's senior citizen population could very well triple in the next 20 years,'' explains M

Obituaries
Alberta M. Johnson, William M. Beezley

Thank you . . .

Weddings
Meketa, Cole to marry Jan. 29

Around town

Land swap shrinks
Uproars work. One was staged at a Douglas meeting last week by locals incensed with the city's plan to trade away the old Douglas township's wild uplands for an armory site across Gastineau Channel.

State and local briefly

Fish board closes three areas to commercial crabbers
Three more areas along the Juneau road system have been closed to commercial Dungeness crab fishing, but Echo Cove will remain open for all users, the state Board of Fisheries decided Monday.

New satellite will help Bush Internet users
ANCHORAGE - People living in rural Alaska may notice clearer long-distance telephone service and faster Internet access soon thanks to a $225 million satellite launched from South America.

Witness: Accident was unavoidable
KETCHIKAN - A defense witness Tuesday said accused hit-and-run driver Joel Taplin could not have avoided striking an Auke Bay man, causing injuries that killed him.

Police and fire blotter

State and local briefly

Beating victim in critical care
A Juneau man was unconscious and in critical condition in an Anchorage hospital this morning after being badly beaten outside a Willoughby Avenue residence early Tuesday.

Police and fire blotter

Taplin lawyer tries for quick acquittal
An attempt to get Joel Taplin released on a technicality failed Monday.

Bodies identified from Sitka bunkers
SITKA - The last of the 114 bodies from abandoned World War II bunkers near Sitka's airport were identified this month. Now the bodies must be moved to new burial sites, either in Sitka or the village homes of those who died.

Bush sweeps up in both straw polls
As in Iowa and the rest of the state, Texas Gov. George W. Bush won the most support from Juneau's Republicans on Monday.

Commission nixes Madsen rezoning request
Neighbors of hotelier Don Madsen's property in the Juneau Airport neighborhood got an implied apology from a Madsen associate Tuesday for land-use conflicts that occurred during the past year.

Cost of school budget cuts: 24 teachers, 1 administrator
A possible $1.3 million cut in city funds to the Juneau School District would mean laying off up to 24 teachers, one administrator and some custodians, school officials say.

Supreme Court ruling may weaken effort to challenge Alaska law
ANCHORAGE - Alaska officials in charge of enforcing and defending the state's campaign finance laws say a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision is a strong acknowledgment that current contribution limits are sound.

Mackie plan triggers conversation, crank calls
The notion that $25,000 could drop into every Alaskan's pocket is the talk of the state.

Land swap shrinks
Uproars work. One was staged at a Douglas meeting last week by locals incensed with the city's plan to trade away the old Douglas township's wild uplands for an armory site across Gastineau Channel.

Fish board closes three areas to commercial crabbers
Three more areas along the Juneau road system have been closed to commercial Dungeness crab fishing, but Echo Cove will remain open for all users, the state Board of Fisheries decided Monday.

State and local briefly

Supreme Court ruling may weaken effort to challenge Alaska law
ANCHORAGE - Alaska officials in charge of enforcing and defending the state's campaign finance laws say a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision is a strong acknowledgment that current contribution limits are sound.

Correction

Bodies identified from Sitka bunkers
SITKA - The last of the 114 bodies from abandoned World War II bunkers near Sitka's airport were identified this month. Now the bodies must be moved to new burial sites, either in Sitka or the village homes of those who died.

Panel opts against action taken on merger
Although most members clearly don't favor a merger between BP Amoco and Atlantic Richfield Co., the Joint Special Committee on Mergers didn't make recommendations after investigating the $27 billion oil industry mega-deal.

Police and fire blotter

Police and fire blotter

Witness: Accident was unavoidable
KETCHIKAN - A defense witness Tuesday said accused hit-and-run driver Joel Taplin could not have avoided striking an Auke Bay man, causing injuries that killed him.

Knowles' plan includes money for Juneau schools
Gov. Tony Knowles' school construction proposal released today could provide some money for a new high school in Juneau.

Amid warnings, city OKs head tax plan
Three months after Juneau residents overwhelmingly approved a cruise ship passenger fee, the Juneau Assembly on Monday night put together the ordinance that in effect charges those passengers a $5 admission fee to the city.

Beating victim in critical care
A Juneau man was unconscious and in critical condition in an Anchorage hospital this morning after being badly beaten outside a Willoughby Avenue residence early Tuesday.

Taplin lawyer tries for quick acquittal
An attempt to get Joel Taplin released on a technicality failed Monday.

New satellite will help Bush Internet users
ANCHORAGE - People living in rural Alaska may notice clearer long-distance telephone service and faster Internet access soon thanks to a $225 million satellite launched from South America.

Bush sweeps up in both straw polls
As in Iowa and the rest of the state, Texas Gov. George W. Bush won the most support from Juneau's Republicans on Monday.

Correction

Cost of school budget cuts: 24 teachers, 1 administrator
A possible $1.3 million cut in city funds to the Juneau School District would mean laying off up to 24 teachers, one administrator and some custodians, school officials say.

Panel opts against action taken on merger
Although most members clearly don't favor a merger between BP Amoco and Atlantic Richfield Co., the Joint Special Committee on Mergers didn't make recommendations after investigating the $27 billion oil industry mega-deal.

Amid warnings, city OKs head tax plan
Three months after Juneau residents overwhelmingly approved a cruise ship passenger fee, the Juneau Assembly on Monday night put together the ordinance that in effect charges those passengers a $5 admission fee to the city.

Mackie plan triggers conversation, crank calls
The notion that $25,000 could drop into every Alaskan's pocket is the talk of the state.

State and local briefly

Commission nixes Madsen rezoning request
Neighbors of hotelier Don Madsen's property in the Juneau Airport neighborhood got an implied apology from a Madsen associate Tuesday for land-use conflicts that occurred during the past year.

Knowles' plan includes money for Juneau schools
Gov. Tony Knowles' school construction proposal released today could provide some money for a new high school in Juneau.

Word of mouth

Plenty in Juneau is impacted by tourism
Letter by Alan R. Munro

Word of mouth

Ferry decision avoids lengthy lawsuits
Gov. Knowles' decision to bring fast ferries to northern Lynn Canal in lieu of pursuing the option of a road to Skagway with a shuttle ferry to Haines should be applauded by both road and ferry advocates for giving us a plan that can be immediately implemented.

Fast ferries are a start
While we're pleased the governor has made a decision regarding Juneau Access, we're concerned that the decision to postpone building a road will keep Juneau's status as Alaska's capital in peril.

Fee issue should not be buried in legalese
Letter by Merle Jenson

Legislators like cheetahs circling for the kill
Letter by Kenn Magowan

Sealaska maligns Hoonah Indian Association
Letter by Kenneth Grant

Word of mouth

Sterling choice for Southeast Region

Legislators like cheetahs circling for the kill
Letter by Kenn Magowan

Word of mouth

Canadians know how to make a point
Who ever accused the Canadians of being stodgy? The government north of the border is getting positively lurid.

Ferry decision avoids lengthy lawsuits
Gov. Knowles' decision to bring fast ferries to northern Lynn Canal in lieu of pursuing the option of a road to Skagway with a shuttle ferry to Haines should be applauded by both road and ferry advocates for giving us a plan that can be immediately implemented.

Plenty in Juneau is impacted by tourism
Letter by Alan R. Munro

Fee issue should not be buried in legalese
Letter by Merle Jenson

Canadians know how to make a point
Who ever accused the Canadians of being stodgy? The government north of the border is getting positively lurid.

Sealaska maligns Hoonah Indian Association
Letter by Kenneth Grant

Sterling choice for Southeast Region

Fast ferries are a start
While we're pleased the governor has made a decision regarding Juneau Access, we're concerned that the decision to postpone building a road will keep Juneau's status as Alaska's capital in peril.

Bears face big tests on the road
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball team is facing a make-or-break weekend as it heads north for four games in the Anchorage area.

Timberwolf ski racing results

Timberwolf ski racing results

Kake upsets Klawock
Cassandra Martin scored 14 points to lead the Kake Thunderbirds to a 41-28 upset victory over the defending Class 2A girls state champion Klawock Chieftains Tuesday night in Kake.

New Jersey Devils' Gomez making history
MIAMI - He flashes his smile with the enthusiasm of a 16-year-old showing off a driver's license. His boyish good looks make him stand out in a sport filled with scarred and toothless players. Most importantly, Scott Gomez is good, maybe the best of this season's rookie class.

New Jersey Devils' Gomez making history
MIAMI - He flashes his smile with the enthusiasm of a 16-year-old showing off a driver's license. His boyish good looks make him stand out in a sport filled with scarred and toothless players. Most importantly, Scott Gomez is good, maybe the best of this season's rookie class.

Sports in Juneau

Bears face big tests on the road
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball team is facing a make-or-break weekend as it heads north for four games in the Anchorage area.

Sports in Juneau

Sports calendar
FridayJan. 28

Sports calendar
FridayJan. 28

Kake upsets Klawock
Cassandra Martin scored 14 points to lead the Kake Thunderbirds to a 41-28 upset victory over the defending Class 2A girls state champion Klawock Chieftains Tuesday night in Kake.

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