Sunday, January 30, 2000

Around town

Around town

Sitka man is first Alaska State Writer
SITKA - Richard Nelson has won several awards for his writing, but his most recent honor - being named the first Alaska State Writer - is particularly rewarding.

The second crossing
North Douglas resident Michael New could save hours of driving each week if a second crossing was built from Douglas to Juneau. But he's not interested.

The second crossing
North Douglas resident Michael New could save hours of driving each week if a second crossing was built from Douglas to Juneau. But he's not interested.

The feds built Alaska; forgetting that is state's creed
SOLDOTNA, Alaska - We're passing a few hours at Sal's Klondike Diner, discussing that noted liberal George W. Bush and the coming economic apocalypse and life as a serf in America's frozen colony.

The feds built Alaska; forgetting that is state's creed
SOLDOTNA, Alaska - We're passing a few hours at Sal's Klondike Diner, discussing that noted liberal George W. Bush and the coming economic apocalypse and life as a serf in America's frozen colony.

Inside out

Inside out

Sitka man is first Alaska State Writer
SITKA - Richard Nelson has won several awards for his writing, but his most recent honor - being named the first Alaska State Writer - is particularly rewarding.

Will you cross that bridge when you come to it?
Big Kmart could be a five-minute drive from North Douglas in the future. But it's not likely to be in the near future.

Will you cross that bridge when you come to it?
Big Kmart could be a five-minute drive from North Douglas in the future. But it's not likely to be in the near future.

Convicted sex offender blames lawyer, wants new trial
A Juneau man, protesting his innocence and seeking a new trial, was sentenced Thursday in Juneau Superior Court to eight years in prison for three sex crimes and a probation violation.

Sitka strait throws a kink into transportation plan
A narrow ribbon of water is creating a bottleneck in the Southeast Alaska Transportation Plan.

Murkowski: Economy needs help
Alaska's horn of plenty is a half-empty, half-full affair as far as U.S. Sen. Frank Murkowski is concerned.

Police and fire blotter

Hunter-trapper coalition fighting limitations
FAIRBANKS - A Fairbanks-based group of hunters and trappers that helped fight off a ban on use of snares two years ago is back in business.

Heavy spending on slope
ANCHORAGE - Alaska's two largest oil companies say they will spend slightly more than $1 billion on the North Slope this year for exploration and development projects.

Learning the ways of the Legislature
At one point in the mock legislative session, a student representative started to walk out in protest and the youthful sergeant at arms told her to sit back down.

State and local briefly

Skagway mayor to run for state Senate seat
After speaking out last week about how legislative budget cuts have damaged his community, Skagway's mayor is taking action.

Skagway mayor to run for state Senate seat
After speaking out last week about how legislative budget cuts have damaged his community, Skagway's mayor is taking action.

Hung jury for Taplin
KETCHIKAN - A mistrial was declared Friday in the case of accused hit-and-run driver Joel Taplin when jurors said they were unable to reach a verdict after little more than one day of deliberations.

Hung jury for Taplin
KETCHIKAN - A mistrial was declared Friday in the case of accused hit-and-run driver Joel Taplin when jurors said they were unable to reach a verdict after little more than one day of deliberations.

Sitka strait throws a kink into transportation plan
A narrow ribbon of water is creating a bottleneck in the Southeast Alaska Transportation Plan.

State and local briefly

Legislative update

Storer to head fund
Robert Storer, chief investment officer for the Department of Revenue's Treasury Division, was named executive director of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. on Friday afternoon.

Storer to head fund
Robert Storer, chief investment officer for the Department of Revenue's Treasury Division, was named executive director of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. on Friday afternoon.

Learning the ways of the Legislature
At one point in the mock legislative session, a student representative started to walk out in protest and the youthful sergeant at arms told her to sit back down.

Five students suspended for cheating
ANCHORAGE - Five students at Service High School have been suspended for up to 10 days for allegedly stealing copies of exams over the course of nearly a year, Anchorage school officials say.

Legislative update

Hunter-trapper coalition fighting limitations
FAIRBANKS - A Fairbanks-based group of hunters and trappers that helped fight off a ban on use of snares two years ago is back in business.

Convicted sex offender blames lawyer, wants new trial
A Juneau man, protesting his innocence and seeking a new trial, was sentenced Thursday in Juneau Superior Court to eight years in prison for three sex crimes and a probation violation.

Heavy spending on slope
ANCHORAGE - Alaska's two largest oil companies say they will spend slightly more than $1 billion on the North Slope this year for exploration and development projects.

Five students suspended for cheating
ANCHORAGE - Five students at Service High School have been suspended for up to 10 days for allegedly stealing copies of exams over the course of nearly a year, Anchorage school officials say.

Murkowski: Economy needs help
Alaska's horn of plenty is a half-empty, half-full affair as far as U.S. Sen. Frank Murkowski is concerned.

Police and fire blotter

The good fight for the `Juneau Five'
Letter by Roger V. Lewis

Word of mouth

The good fight for the `Juneau Five'
Letter by Roger V. Lewis

Word of mouth

This law's for you
It's a goal of our community to keep our kids sober. We don't want them drinking booze until they come of age - and that age, as we define it in our culture, is 21. It wasn't always 21, and the legal drinking age varies from country to country, but here in Alaska we say 21 is the cutoff.

Yo-ho-ho and rum-based beverages
I am a hearty seafaring type of individual, so recently I spent a week faring around the sea aboard the largest cruise ship in the world that has not yet hit an iceberg. It is called the Voyager, and it weighs 140,000 tons, which is approximately the amount I ate in desserts alone.

This law's for you
It's a goal of our community to keep our kids sober. We don't want them drinking booze until they come of age - and that age, as we define it in our culture, is 21. It wasn't always 21, and the legal drinking age varies from country to country, but here in Alaska we say 21 is the cutoff.

Yo-ho-ho and rum-based beverages
I am a hearty seafaring type of individual, so recently I spent a week faring around the sea aboard the largest cruise ship in the world that has not yet hit an iceberg. It is called the Voyager, and it weighs 140,000 tons, which is approximately the amount I ate in desserts alone.

Chilkat Valley Olympics begin in Haines Feb. 5
Ice skating, cross-country skiing, biathlon and turkey bowling are on the list of events at the second annual Chilkat Valley Olympic Games, set for Saturday, Feb. 5, at the Southeast Alaska State Fairgrounds in Haines.

Ketchikan wrestlers win regions in final bout
Juneau-Douglas senior wrestler Garrett Schoenberger had just been named the Region V-Class 4A championship meet's outstanding wrestler after winning the 171-pound title Saturday night, but he wanted more.

Juneau girls upset East
Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball coach Jim Hamey was back in his hotel room late Friday night, but he still couldn't believe the performance his Crimson Bears had turned in a few hours earlier.

Bear boys sweep 2 in Sitka
The Juneau-Douglas boys basketball team answered its first test about whether it could handle region opponents.

Bear boys sweep 2 in Sitka
The Juneau-Douglas boys basketball team answered its first test about whether it could handle region opponents.

Chilkat Valley Olympics begin in Haines Feb. 5
Ice skating, cross-country skiing, biathlon and turkey bowling are on the list of events at the second annual Chilkat Valley Olympic Games, set for Saturday, Feb. 5, at the Southeast Alaska State Fairgrounds in Haines.

Juneau girls upset East
Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball coach Jim Hamey was back in his hotel room late Friday night, but he still couldn't believe the performance his Crimson Bears had turned in a few hours earlier.

Blue Devils easily rout Clemson 93-59
DURHAM, N.C. - It was apparent from the start of Saturday's game with Clemson that No. 3 Duke did more during its off week than play in the area's record 20-inch snow.

Ketchikan wrestlers win regions in final bout
Juneau-Douglas senior wrestler Garrett Schoenberger had just been named the Region V-Class 4A championship meet's outstanding wrestler after winning the 171-pound title Saturday night, but he wanted more.

Blue Devils easily rout Clemson 93-59
DURHAM, N.C. - It was apparent from the start of Saturday's game with Clemson that No. 3 Duke did more during its off week than play in the area's record 20-inch snow.

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