Monday, January 31, 2000

Greens Creek mine won't be sold
The Greens Creek mine on Admiralty Island isn't going to be sold. Kennecott Corp. of Salt Lake City, a subsidiary of Rio Tinto Zinc Corp. of London, announced today that after reviewing three bids for its 70 percent share in the mine, it won't sell.

Greens Creek mine won't be sold
The Greens Creek mine on Admiralty Island isn't going to be sold. Kennecott Corp. of Salt Lake City, a subsidiary of Rio Tinto Zinc Corp. of London, announced today that after reviewing three bids for its 70 percent share in the mine, it won't sell.

Around town

Around town

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 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.

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.

Police and fire blotter

State and local briefly

Legislative update

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.

Goldbelt considers interim CEO
The board of directors of Goldbelt, Juneau's urban Native corporation, is considering the appointment of an interim president and CEO to ease an upcoming transition in management.

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.

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.

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.

Crime call brings goodwill
PRINCE OF WALES ISLAND - The Alaska State Troopers got a complaint in November from 71-year-old Stella McAllister that some of her personal checks had been stolen.

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.

Space heaters may have started downtown fire
Sunday's early morning fire in a new six-plex apartment building on Gastineau Avenue may have been caused by trespassers.

Legislative update

Cooler gulf helps shrimp
ANCHORAGE - A pair of federal scientists say the oceans are beginning to cool, and that could mean shrimp will make a comeback in the Gulf of Alaska after a 20-year decline.

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.

State and local briefly

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Police and fire blotter

Police and fire blotter

Cemetery being eaten away by erosion
KALSKAG - Erosion is eating away parts of Kalskag, ripping away the village's riverbanks and tearing into its cemetery, tossing coffins downstream and causing bones to wash up on the beach.

State and local briefly

Alaska licensing some foster parents with criminal backgrounds
ANCHORAGE - Some of the foster parents licensed to care for children in Alaska are people with a history of assault, prostitution, drunken driving, theft and shoplifting, according to an investigation by the Anchorage Daily News.

Cemetery being eaten away by erosion
KALSKAG - Erosion is eating away parts of Kalskag, ripping away the village's riverbanks and tearing into its cemetery, tossing coffins downstream and causing bones to wash up on the beach.

Alaska child immunization rate on the rise
ANCHORAGE - Health care providers are working steadily toward boosting the number of Alaska children immunized against childhood diseases.

Crime call brings goodwill
PRINCE OF WALES ISLAND - The Alaska State Troopers got a complaint in November from 71-year-old Stella McAllister that some of her personal checks had been stolen.

Bill lets cities skirt tax cap
People should be able tax themselves as much as they want, according to Sen. Kim Elton.

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.

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.

State and local briefly

Police and fire blotter

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cooler gulf helps shrimp
ANCHORAGE - A pair of federal scientists say the oceans are beginning to cool, and that could mean shrimp will make a comeback in the Gulf of Alaska after a 20-year decline.

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.

Bill lets cities skirt tax cap
People should be able tax themselves as much as they want, according to Sen. Kim Elton.

Springlike weather cracks local record
Spring made a brief appearance in Southeast Alaska over the weekend, but winter should be back for the rest of the week.

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.

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.

Goldbelt considers interim CEO
The board of directors of Goldbelt, Juneau's urban Native corporation, is considering the appointment of an interim president and CEO to ease an upcoming transition in management.

Alaska child immunization rate on the rise
ANCHORAGE - Health care providers are working steadily toward boosting the number of Alaska children immunized against childhood diseases.

Space heaters may have started downtown fire
Sunday's early morning fire in a new six-plex apartment building on Gastineau Avenue may have been caused by trespassers.

Alaska licensing some foster parents with criminal backgrounds
ANCHORAGE - Some of the foster parents licensed to care for children in Alaska are people with a history of assault, prostitution, drunken driving, theft and shoplifting, according to an investigation by the Anchorage Daily News.

Springlike weather cracks local record
Spring made a brief appearance in Southeast Alaska over the weekend, but winter should be back for the rest of the week.

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

Media should ask specific questions
The major presidential candidates are grinding through the various TV and radio press interviews and the town meetings with their three-minute daily, redundant speeches and highly predictable replies to mostly predictable questions. That is what their advance people are supposed to accomplish.

Try to understand Native way of life
Letter by August Martin

Word of mouth

The makings of a deal
t's easy to dismiss the State of the Union address the president gave last week. It seemed interminable. It revived the notion of the Nanny State, in which no problem is too small to warrant federal attention. Several of the broad and laudable goals the president embraced are goals that he himself has done precious little in seven-plus years to advance - why does campaign finance reform come first to mind?

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.

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.

Word of mouth

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

Few benefits from Native claims act
Letter by Tim Ackerman

Word of mouth

Try to understand Native way of life
Letter by August Martin

Few benefits from Native claims act
Letter by Tim Ackerman

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.

Media should ask specific questions
The major presidential candidates are grinding through the various TV and radio press interviews and the town meetings with their three-minute daily, redundant speeches and highly predictable replies to mostly predictable questions. That is what their advance people are supposed to accomplish.

The makings of a deal
t's easy to dismiss the State of the Union address the president gave last week. It seemed interminable. It revived the notion of the Nanny State, in which no problem is too small to warrant federal attention. Several of the broad and laudable goals the president embraced are goals that he himself has done precious little in seven-plus years to advance - why does campaign finance reform come first to mind?

Word of mouth

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.

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.

Ptarmigan Super-G results

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.

Sports in Juneau

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.

Ptarmigan Super-G results

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

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.

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

Sports in Juneau

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.

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