Thursday, January 27, 2000

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.

German party: Millions more were held in secret bank accounts
BERLIN (AP) - The sum of secret campaign funds involved in the scandal around Germany's Christian Democrats grew dramatically today, after a state party branch said it had diverted more than twice as much money than previously known to Swiss bank accounts.

German party: Millions more were held in secret bank accounts
BERLIN (AP) - The sum of secret campaign funds involved in the scandal around Germany's Christian Democrats grew dramatically today, after a state party branch said it had diverted more than twice as much money than previously known to Swiss bank accounts.

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

Obituaries
Gilbert Jackson

Obituaries
Gilbert Jackson

Around town

Weddings
Meketa, Cole to marry Jan. 29

Neighbors briefly

Around town

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

Thank you . . .

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.

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

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.

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

Thank you . . .

Neighbors briefly

Greco brings his art to Juneau audience
Flamenco is timeless. It summons up distant, misty traditions, which, for many Americans, means the Ed Sullivan Show in 1955.

Entertainment calendar

Learning, piece by piece
The Alaska State Museum has been inundated with quilts.

Greco brings his art to Juneau audience
Flamenco is timeless. It summons up distant, misty traditions, which, for many Americans, means the Ed Sullivan Show in 1955.

Entertainment calendar

Wood engraver and printmaker Eric Bealer
Eric Bealer carefully cuts fine lines into small blocks of rock maple, carving his images in reverse to create landscapes and wilderness scenes with depth, shading and detail. Bealer then rolls ink on the blocks and uses a hand-operated press to make the prints.

Wood engraver and printmaker Eric Bealer
Eric Bealer carefully cuts fine lines into small blocks of rock maple, carving his images in reverse to create landscapes and wilderness scenes with depth, shading and detail. Bealer then rolls ink on the blocks and uses a hand-operated press to make the prints.

Learning, piece by piece
The Alaska State Museum has been inundated with quilts.

Singers, silliness abound at annual children's concert
The Big Bad Wolf won't be gobbling up grandma. He'll be singing instead.

Singers, silliness abound at annual children's concert
The Big Bad Wolf won't be gobbling up grandma. He'll be singing instead.

Burns reigns when the Scots come marching in
The resounding blast of bagpipes and drums will open the Robbie Burns Night festivities Saturday.

Burns reigns when the Scots come marching in
The resounding blast of bagpipes and drums will open the Robbie Burns Night festivities Saturday.

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.

Two face murder rap after beating
A Juneau man died from head injuries sustained after trying to help his brother, who was beaten in a $20 robbery, according to prosecutors.

Judge blocks penalty for student's violation
ANCHORAGE - A failing grade given to an East High honors student because he accessed a porn site on a school computer cannot be placed on his academic record until an appeal is decided, a judge ruled Wednesday.

Taplin skips testimony, manslaughter case goes to jury today
KETCHIKAN - Accused hit-and-run driver Joel Taplin will not take the stand in his own defense.

State charges dismissed in World Plus pyramid plan
ANCHORAGE - An Anchorage judge has dismissed state charges against a Fairbanks woman previously convicted in federal court of running the World Plus pyramid scheme that bilked investors out of millions of dollars.

Avalanche steals a life
ANCHORAGE - A Cordova woman was killed Wednesday when her home was flattened by a powerful avalanche.

Governor, first union agree on pay raises
The Knowles administration has reached a tentative agreement with the first of the dozen unions it is negotiating contracts with this year.

Two face murder rap after beating
A Juneau man died from head injuries sustained after trying to help his brother, who was beaten in a $20 robbery, according to prosecutors.

State and local briefly

Police and fire blotter

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.

State and local briefly

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.

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.

Oil pipeline manager fired after claims of harassment
ANCHORAGE - Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. Vice President David Laurence was fired last week after he refused to accept a reprimand for harassing and intimidating workers.

Goldbelt forges ahead on road to Cascade Point
Goldbelt officials are disappointed a state transportation plan for Southeast Alaska doesn't include a new ferry terminal on the company's land at Cascade Point.

Two charged for death of Wendy's manager
ANCHORAGE - Two fired employees of a Wendy's were charged Wednesday with fatally shooting the night manager and robbing the fast-food restaurant, police said.

Father to atone for faking DNA tests to avoid child support
ANCHORAGE - A Big Lake man who faked two DNA tests to avoid being identified as the father of a child on welfare must write letters of apology to all the people he lied to.

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.

Police and fire blotter

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.

Avalanche steals a life
ANCHORAGE - A Cordova woman was killed Wednesday when her home was flattened by a powerful avalanche.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Judge blocks penalty for student's violation
ANCHORAGE - A failing grade given to an East High honors student because he accessed a porn site on a school computer cannot be placed on his academic record until an appeal is decided, a judge ruled Wednesday.

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.

Goldbelt forges ahead on road to Cascade Point
Goldbelt officials are disappointed a state transportation plan for Southeast Alaska doesn't include a new ferry terminal on the company's land at Cascade Point.

Police and fire blotter

Taplin skips testimony, manslaughter case goes to jury today
KETCHIKAN - Accused hit-and-run driver Joel Taplin will not take the stand in his own defense.

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.

Governor, first union agree on pay raises
The Knowles administration has reached a tentative agreement with the first of the dozen unions it is negotiating contracts with this year.

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.

Oil pipeline manager fired after claims of harassment
ANCHORAGE - Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. Vice President David Laurence was fired last week after he refused to accept a reprimand for harassing and intimidating workers.

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.

State charges dismissed in World Plus pyramid plan
ANCHORAGE - An Anchorage judge has dismissed state charges against a Fairbanks woman previously convicted in federal court of running the World Plus pyramid scheme that bilked investors out of millions of dollars.

Correction

Two charged for death of Wendy's manager
ANCHORAGE - Two fired employees of a Wendy's were charged Wednesday with fatally shooting the night manager and robbing the fast-food restaurant, police said.

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.

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.

Police and fire blotter

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

State and local briefly

Father to atone for faking DNA tests to avoid child support
ANCHORAGE - A Big Lake man who faked two DNA tests to avoid being identified as the father of a child on welfare must write letters of apology to all the people he lied to.

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.

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

Sealaska maligns Hoonah Indian Association
Letter by Kenneth Grant

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.

Bad hair days are worse than we thought
It's now official: Having a bad hair day can be hazardous to your self-esteem.

Word of mouth

Gather your tucker
Letter by Allan Edwards

Pandas are just one species to protect
SAN DIEGO - There's no way around the cuteness factor. Even Don Lindburg, the head of the panda team at the San Diego Zoo, sheepishly acknowledges what he calls ``the ultimate in cuddlesomeness.''

Word of mouth

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

Word of mouth

Sterling choice for Southeast Region

Gather your tucker
Letter by Allan Edwards

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.

Bad hair days are worse than we thought
It's now official: Having a bad hair day can be hazardous to your self-esteem.

Sealaska maligns Hoonah Indian Association
Letter by Kenneth Grant

Pandas are just one species to protect
SAN DIEGO - There's no way around the cuteness factor. Even Don Lindburg, the head of the panda team at the San Diego Zoo, sheepishly acknowledges what he calls ``the ultimate in cuddlesomeness.''

Word of mouth

Sterling choice for Southeast Region

Sports calendar
FridayJan. 28

Sports calendar
FridayJan. 28

Drill team marches on to nationals
Head coach Leslie Dahl stood atop the main gym bleachers of Juneau-Douglas High School, flanked by assistant coaches Marit Carlson-Van Dort and Heidi Freeman.

Sports calendar

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.

Wrestling

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.

Crimson Bear girls stomp Mustangs
It didn't take long for Liz Haas to set the tone for the game.

NAU offers Carte grid scholarship
Juneau-Douglas High School football player Rick Carte has reportedly been offered a full-ride scholarship to play for the Northern Arizona University Lumberjacks.

Drill team marches on to nationals
Head coach Leslie Dahl stood atop the main gym bleachers of Juneau-Douglas High School, flanked by assistant coaches Marit Carlson-Van Dort and Heidi Freeman.

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.

NAU offers Carte grid scholarship
Juneau-Douglas High School football player Rick Carte has reportedly been offered a full-ride scholarship to play for the Northern Arizona University Lumberjacks.

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.

Skiing

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.

Sports calendar

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.

Crimson Bear girls stomp Mustangs
It didn't take long for Liz Haas to set the tone for the game.

Skiing

Wrestling

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