Friday, January 28, 2000

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.

Amazon.com's stock plummets as company announces 150 layoffs
SEATTLE (AP) - Amazon.com's stock fell more than 8 percent Friday after the company announced it was laying off 150 people, the first time the leading online retailer has reduced its workforce.

Amazon.com's stock plummets as company announces 150 layoffs
SEATTLE (AP) - Amazon.com's stock fell more than 8 percent Friday after the company announced it was laying off 150 people, the first time the leading online retailer has reduced its workforce.

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.

Neighbors briefly

School calendar

Building a good foundation for God's people
Last spring our church began the ambitious project of building an addition to meet the needs of our congregation and to provide a gathering place for our community.

Thank you...

Neighbors briefly

Building a good foundation for God's people
Last spring our church began the ambitious project of building an addition to meet the needs of our congregation and to provide a gathering place for our community.

Thank you...

Rotary club donates cancer funds
The Glacier Valley Rotary Club donated $13,000 to four Juneau organizations in the fight against cancer. The club raised the money in the ``Beat the Odds'' women-only run.

Rotary club donates cancer funds
The Glacier Valley Rotary Club donated $13,000 to four Juneau organizations in the fight against cancer. The club raised the money in the ``Beat the Odds'' women-only run.

Best bets
Every other year, the Stroller White Pipe, Drum and Dance group celebrates Robbie Burns night with a big shindig. This is the year, and Saturday is the night.

Obituaries
Gilbert Jackson

Around town

Around town

School calendar

Around town

Around town

Best bets
Every other year, the Stroller White Pipe, Drum and Dance group celebrates Robbie Burns night with a big shindig. This is the year, and Saturday is the night.

Obituaries
Gilbert Jackson

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

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

Entertainment calendar

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

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

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.

Entertainment calendar

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.

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.

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.

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.

Police and fire blotter

Police and fire blotter

Police and fire blotter

Police and fire blotter

State and local briefly

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.

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.

State and local briefly

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.

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.

Alaska mayors join to protest state funding cuts
The state of the union may be terrific but the state of Alaska's municipalities is not - at least according to the state's mayors.

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

Judge chides feds for sea lion report
ANCHORAGE - A federal judge in Seattle is critical of National Marine Fisheries Service efforts to determine whether commercial fishing is harming the endangered Steller sea lion in the North Pacific.

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.

Taplin jury deliberations continue
KETCHIKAN - The jury in the Joel Taplin manslaughter case began its second day of deliberations this morning, after hearing closing arguments Thursday from attorneys and instructions from the judge.

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.

Marine tax shift could help local harbors
It wasn't a new tax, but a new way of distributing an old tax that kept the House Transportation Committee busy Thursday.

Cordova deadly avalanche area may be rezoned
ANCHORAGE - The city of Cordova is considering rezoning an area that was flattened by a killer avalanche. One woman died and four homes and at least two warehouses were destroyed in Wednesday's slide.

Drinking party rules make searches harder
Youths would enjoy more privacy, but police would be hamstrung in combating teen-age drinking under a new court ruling that blocks search warrants for evidence of underage drinking in homes.

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.

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.

Cordova deadly avalanche area may be rezoned
ANCHORAGE - The city of Cordova is considering rezoning an area that was flattened by a killer avalanche. One woman died and four homes and at least two warehouses were destroyed in Wednesday's slide.

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.

State and local briefly

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.

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.

Drinking party rules make searches harder
Youths would enjoy more privacy, but police would be hamstrung in combating teen-age drinking under a new court ruling that blocks search warrants for evidence of underage drinking in homes.

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.

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.

Marine tax shift could help local harbors
It wasn't a new tax, but a new way of distributing an old tax that kept the House Transportation Committee busy Thursday.

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.

Taplin jury deliberations continue
KETCHIKAN - The jury in the Joel Taplin manslaughter case began its second day of deliberations this morning, after hearing closing arguments Thursday from attorneys and instructions from the judge.

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.

Judge chides feds for sea lion report
ANCHORAGE - A federal judge in Seattle is critical of National Marine Fisheries Service efforts to determine whether commercial fishing is harming the endangered Steller sea lion in the North Pacific.

State and local briefly

Alaska mayors join to protest state funding cuts
The state of the union may be terrific but the state of Alaska's municipalities is not - at least according to the state's mayors.

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.

Fire, smoke damage house
The living room of a Mendenhall Valley house was burned in a fire Thursday afternoon.

From fishing to healing touch
Soft music plays as Jeri Museth gently moves her hands above Linda Morris' body, as though smoothing a sheet.

From fishing to healing touch
Soft music plays as Jeri Museth gently moves her hands above Linda Morris' body, as though smoothing a sheet.

Fire, smoke damage house
The living room of a Mendenhall Valley house was burned in a fire Thursday afternoon.

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

Roadless policy has benefits for Alaska
My turn By David R. Klein AND John W. Schoen

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.''

Gather your tucker
Letter by Allan Edwards

Word of mouth

Gather your tucker
Letter by Allan Edwards

Not the state of the union
The State of the Union address long ago ceased to be about the union. It's about the presidency - a defense of the sitting administration's achievements, goals and program. That's all the more true in an election year like this, in which the president seeks as validation of his record to have his vice president succeed him.

Word of mouth

Ferry funding a gamble
Letter by Roger Allington

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

Word of mouth

Roadless policy has benefits for Alaska
My turn By David R. Klein AND John W. Schoen

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

Not the state of the union
The State of the Union address long ago ceased to be about the union. It's about the presidency - a defense of the sitting administration's achievements, goals and program. That's all the more true in an election year like this, in which the president seeks as validation of his record to have his vice president succeed him.

Ferry funding a gamble
Letter by Roger Allington

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.''

Wrestling

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.

Wrestling

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

Skiing

JD boys begin region season
The Crimson Bears boys basketball team hasn't lost to a region opponent in three years.

Sports calendar

Juneau girls fall to Palmer
Before Thursday afternoon's game with the defending Class 4A girls basketball state champion Palmer Moose, Juneau-Douglas High School senior Tanya Nizich went out and made 13 3-pointers to take a commanding lead in that skills competition at the East Anchorage Thunderbird Classic. During halftime of Juneau's game with Palmer, Juneau senior Erin Mesdag made 18 of 20 free-throw attempts in another skills competition.

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

Juneau wrestlers seek first region title in three years
The memory of last year's Region V-Class 4A wrestling championships is still a bitter thought for many of the Juneau-Douglas High School wrestlers.

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.

Sports in Juneau

Sports calendar

Juneau girls fall to Palmer
Before Thursday afternoon's game with the defending Class 4A girls basketball state champion Palmer Moose, Juneau-Douglas High School senior Tanya Nizich went out and made 13 3-pointers to take a commanding lead in that skills competition at the East Anchorage Thunderbird Classic. During halftime of Juneau's game with Palmer, Juneau senior Erin Mesdag made 18 of 20 free-throw attempts in another skills competition.

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.

Skiing

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.

Juneau wrestlers seek first region title in three years
The memory of last year's Region V-Class 4A wrestling championships is still a bitter thought for many of the Juneau-Douglas High School wrestlers.

Sports in Juneau

JD boys begin region season
The Crimson Bears boys basketball team hasn't lost to a region opponent in three years.

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