Thursday, February 3, 2000

FTC will sue to block BP-Arco merger
WASHINGTON - Worried about the impact on gasoline prices on the West Coast, the Federal Trade Commission today rejected the merger of BP Amoco and Atlantic Richfield Co., and told its staff to ask the courts to block the $30 billion deal.

Court: Profane speech protected by First Amendment
OLYMPIA (AP) - The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a Bellevue law that forbids ``profane'' telephone calls, ruling in favor of a man who left an obscene message on his apartment manager's answering machine.

Court: Profane speech protected by First Amendment
OLYMPIA (AP) - The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a Bellevue law that forbids ``profane'' telephone calls, ruling in favor of a man who left an obscene message on his apartment manager's answering machine.

FTC will sue to block BP-Arco merger
WASHINGTON - Worried about the impact on gasoline prices on the West Coast, the Federal Trade Commission today rejected the merger of BP Amoco and Atlantic Richfield Co., and told its staff to ask the courts to block the $30 billion deal.

Around town

Rocks of ages add to garden landscape
Plants and animals that are isolated from other influences develop variations to be able to exploit situations that the original populations were unable to tolerate.

Around town

Food drive ahead
Along the floor, around the walls of the Faith Lutheran Church fellowship hall, in a necklace of food, were bags of Ramen noodles, cans of vegetables and soup, and boxes of gingerbread mix and macaroni and cheese.

Around town

Rocks of ages add to garden landscape
Plants and animals that are isolated from other influences develop variations to be able to exploit situations that the original populations were unable to tolerate.

Pet of the week

Thank you...

Fighting prejudice in today's world - it can be done
Today in the United States, one third of all citizens are people of color. One third of all children in our public schools are from what has traditionally been called ``minority groups.''

Fighting prejudice in today's world - it can be done
Today in the United States, one third of all citizens are people of color. One third of all children in our public schools are from what has traditionally been called ``minority groups.''

Around town

Pet of the week

Thank you...

Food drive ahead
Along the floor, around the walls of the Faith Lutheran Church fellowship hall, in a necklace of food, were bags of Ramen noodles, cans of vegetables and soup, and boxes of gingerbread mix and macaroni and cheese.

Healy to be honored by state museum
Renowned Alaska law enforcement officer and cutter captain Mike Healy started his career by running away. In a sense, he never stopped.

Child's play
Entertainer W.C. Fields was once asked if he liked children.

Arts profile
Paul Voelckers

Healy to be honored by state museum
Renowned Alaska law enforcement officer and cutter captain Mike Healy started his career by running away. In a sense, he never stopped.

Child's play
Entertainer W.C. Fields was once asked if he liked children.

Irish musician mixes traditional, modern styles
Irish musician Seamus Kennedy wants people to laugh at his concerts.

Irish musician mixes traditional, modern styles
Irish musician Seamus Kennedy wants people to laugh at his concerts.

Arts profile
Paul Voelckers

Briefly

Briefly

Entertainment calendar

Entertainment calendar

Taped pilot talks may offer clues
PORT HUENEME, Calif. - Authorities abandoned the search for survivors of a downed Alaska Airlines jetliner today as investigators focused attention on a recorded conversation between a maintenance crew and pilots trying to keep control of the plane.

Petersburg, Haines residents had connections to Alaska Flight 261
Carrie Laux of Ketchikan was worried when she saw her nephew's name on the passenger list of Alaska Airlines Flight 261.

Search continues for missing musher
ANCHORAGE - State troopers are using a helicopter with heat-seeking equipment today to find a rookie musher who disappeared five days ago while competing in a 200-mile sled dog race.

Avalanches cut off road to Anchorage
ANCHORAGE - Massive avalanches - the worst to hit the state in decades - have closed the only highway linking the Kenai Peninsula with the rest of the state.

Husband-and-wife pastors were returning from mission work in Mexico
MONROE, Wash. - Whispered prayers mingled with sobs at the simple wooden church of Joe and Linda Knight after the husband-and-wife pastors were identified as passengers on Alaska Airlines Flight 261.

Police and fire blotter

State and local briefly

Governor tries to sell school plan to students
Gov. Tony Knowles tried Wednesday to recruit some young lobbyists to support a bill to spend more money on education.

Victims: firefighters, writers, brokers
Those who died in the crash of Alaska Airlines Flight 261 included a family of six, a firefigh

State and local briefly

Petersburg, Haines residents had connections to Alaska Flight 261
Carrie Laux of Ketchikan was worried when she saw her nephew's name on the passenger list of Alaska Airlines Flight 261.

Protester continues to fast
In day 24 of her hunger strike, Desa Jacobsson sounded weak - but her spirit was still strong.

Bird plan protects acreage
ANCHORAGE - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wants to designate nearly 74,539 square miles of coastal Alaska as critical habitat for the threatened spectacled eider.

Local woman offers to oversee Taplin until second trial begins
A Juneau woman has volunteered as third-party custodian for accused hit-and-run driver Joel Taplin until his second trial in May.

Witnesses: Plane was upside down
PORT HUENEME, Calif. - Moments before Alaska Airlines Flight 261 plunged into the Pacific Ocean, the jetliner turned upside down as pilots desperately tried to regain control, federal investigators said today.

Knowles sides with BP
Alaska will help BP-Amoco fight the Federal Trade Commission's decision to block the oil giant's merger with Atlantic Richfield Co.

Knowles sides with BP
Alaska will help BP-Amoco fight the Federal Trade Commission's decision to block the oil giant's merger with Atlantic Richfield Co.

BP Exploration sentenced for dumping
ANCHORAGE - BP Exploration (Alaska) was sentenced Tuesday to a $500,000 criminal fine for its involvement in an illegal waste-dumping case at the Endicott oil field on the North Slope.

Avalanche kills railroad worker
ANCHORAGE - State highway officials have temporarily abandoned their efforts to reopen the Seward Highway south of Anchorage after a Tuesday avalanche killed an Alaska Railroad worker.

Police and fire blotter

Juneau political buff takes primary tour
Juneau real estate developer and registered Independent Bill Heumann and his son Mike flew to New Hampshire last week to get a view of the presidential candidates up close. The trip was a birthday present from his wife.

Victims: firefighters, writers, brokers
Those who died in the crash of Alaska Airlines Flight 261 included a family of six, a firefigh

Pearce, Kohring top list of the most highly paid legislators
Senate President Drue Pearce claimed the most compensation of any legislator for her time and expenses last year, $77,347.

Juneau political buff takes primary tour
Juneau real estate developer and registered Independent Bill Heumann and his son Mike flew to New Hampshire last week to get a view of the presidential candidates up close. The trip was a birthday present from his wife.

Fierce wind slows search for missing musher
ANCHORAGE - The aerial search for a musher missing in the Kenai Peninsula backcountry was on hold today because of high winds.

Fierce wind slows search for missing musher
ANCHORAGE - The aerial search for a musher missing in the Kenai Peninsula backcountry was on hold today because of high winds.

Kott bill would allow gambling on ferries
Ferry passengers could while away their time - and some of their money - on video gambling under a bill being debated in the Legislature.

Kott bill would allow gambling on ferries
Ferry passengers could while away their time - and some of their money - on video gambling under a bill being debated in the Legislature.

Local service pays tribute to Alaskans lost in crash
About two dozen relatives and friends stood with bowed heads under the sky-blue dome of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church on Tuesday evening in honor of five Alaskans lost Monday on Alaska Airlines Flight 261.

Local service pays tribute to Alaskans lost in crash
About two dozen relatives and friends stood with bowed heads under the sky-blue dome of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church on Tuesday evening in honor of five Alaskans lost Monday on Alaska Airlines Flight 261.

Correction
An editorial reprinted from the Anchorage Daily News in Tuesday's Empire mistakenly stated that Rep. Bill Williams is a Democrat. Williams is a Republican.

Correction
An editorial reprinted from the Anchorage Daily News in Tuesday's Empire mistakenly stated that Rep. Bill Williams is a Democrat. Williams is a Republican.

BP Exploration sentenced for dumping
ANCHORAGE - BP Exploration (Alaska) was sentenced Tuesday to a $500,000 criminal fine for its involvement in an illegal waste-dumping case at the Endicott oil field on the North Slope.

Witnesses: Plane was upside down
PORT HUENEME, Calif. - Moments before Alaska Airlines Flight 261 plunged into the Pacific Ocean, the jetliner turned upside down as pilots desperately tried to regain control, federal investigators said today.

Pearce, Kohring top list of the most highly paid legislators
Senate President Drue Pearce claimed the most compensation of any legislator for her time and expenses last year, $77,347.

Avalanches cut off road to Anchorage
ANCHORAGE - Massive avalanches - the worst to hit the state in decades - have closed the only highway linking the Kenai Peninsula with the rest of the state.

Husband-and-wife pastors were returning from mission work in Mexico
MONROE, Wash. - Whispered prayers mingled with sobs at the simple wooden church of Joe and Linda Knight after the husband-and-wife pastors were identified as passengers on Alaska Airlines Flight 261.

Police and fire blotter

Bird plan protects acreage
ANCHORAGE - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wants to designate nearly 74,539 square miles of coastal Alaska as critical habitat for the threatened spectacled eider.

State and local briefly

Taped pilot talks may offer clues
PORT HUENEME, Calif. - Authorities abandoned the search for survivors of a downed Alaska Airlines jetliner today as investigators focused attention on a recorded conversation between a maintenance crew and pilots trying to keep control of the plane.

Protester continues to fast
In day 24 of her hunger strike, Desa Jacobsson sounded weak - but her spirit was still strong.

State and local briefly

Local woman offers to oversee Taplin until second trial begins
A Juneau woman has volunteered as third-party custodian for accused hit-and-run driver Joel Taplin until his second trial in May.

Police and fire blotter

Ice climbers rescued off Mt. Juneau
Rescuers helped two ice climbers off the side of Mount Juneau on Wednesday night. The climbers were trapped when a rope became stuck and darkness fell, said Karl Bausler, a member of the Juneau Mountain Rescue Team.

Governor tries to sell school plan to students
Gov. Tony Knowles tried Wednesday to recruit some young lobbyists to support a bill to spend more money on education.

Search continues for missing musher
ANCHORAGE - State troopers are using a helicopter with heat-seeking equipment today to find a rookie musher who disappeared five days ago while competing in a 200-mile sled dog race.

Ice climbers rescued off Mt. Juneau
Rescuers helped two ice climbers off the side of Mount Juneau on Wednesday night. The climbers were trapped when a rope became stuck and darkness fell, said Karl Bausler, a member of the Juneau Mountain Rescue Team.

Avalanche kills railroad worker
ANCHORAGE - State highway officials have temporarily abandoned their efforts to reopen the Seward Highway south of Anchorage after a Tuesday avalanche killed an Alaska Railroad worker.

Call it the Newell Plan
Letter by John Newell

Legalize pot
Letter by Jay Estes

About the Juneau Five
Letter by James G. Grouillette Jr.

Word of mouth

For lasting school reform, look to teachers
NEW YORK - America is looking for a quick fix for its schools. But if we really believe that higher standards, which definitely are needed; better testing, which ideally should assess the ful

A tragedy for Alaska
The Juneau Empire extends its deepest condolences to the friends, coworkers and relatives of those aboard Alaska Airlines Flight 261.

U.S. economy breaks a record
The following editorial appeared in Tuesday's Chicago Tribune:

Kott is at it again
Letter by Guy J. Crockroft

Word of mouth

Canned compassion just doesn't cut it
AMHERST, N.H. - Anybody around here seen a compassionate conservative? He was here just a few days ago, up on the platform in the high school gym, giving a stump speech right out of the handbook on ``How to Woo Women Voters.''

U.S. economy breaks a record
The following editorial appeared in Tuesday's Chicago Tribune:

Word of mouth

About the Juneau Five
Letter by James G. Grouillette Jr.

Call it the Newell Plan
Letter by John Newell

Legalize pot
Letter by Jay Estes

A tragedy for Alaska
The Juneau Empire extends its deepest condolences to the friends, coworkers and relatives of those aboard Alaska Airlines Flight 261.

For lasting school reform, look to teachers
NEW YORK - America is looking for a quick fix for its schools. But if we really believe that higher standards, which definitely are needed; better testing, which ideally should assess the ful

Kott is at it again
Letter by Guy J. Crockroft

Canned compassion just doesn't cut it
AMHERST, N.H. - Anybody around here seen a compassionate conservative? He was here just a few days ago, up on the platform in the high school gym, giving a stump speech right out of the handbook on ``How to Woo Women Voters.''

Word of mouth

Bear girls to host Colony
Juneau-Douglas High School basketball fans will have a chance to see one of the top girls players the state has ever produced this weekend, when the Colony Knights play the Crimson Bears in their homecoming games at 6:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Wrestlers aim to break state curse
Southeast wrestlers will be trying to end a lengthy streak when they head to the Class 4A state wrestling tournament Friday and Saturday at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Patty Center.

Wrangell sweeps Haines
Cody Angerman scored 16 of his game-high 30 points in the second quarter as the Wrangell Wolves overcame a slow start to beat the Haines Glacier Bears 81-59 Saturday in Region V-Class 3A boys basketball action in Wrangell.

State wrestling polls

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

Juneau-North Pole match-up highlights rebuilding teams
A recent article by the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner called North Pole the ``surprise'' boys basketball team of Region VI.

Bear girls to host Colony
Juneau-Douglas High School basketball fans will have a chance to see one of the top girls players the state has ever produced this weekend, when the Colony Knights play the Crimson Bears in their homecoming games at 6:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Wrangell sweeps Haines
Cody Angerman scored 16 of his game-high 30 points in the second quarter as the Wrangell Wolves overcame a slow start to beat the Haines Glacier Bears 81-59 Saturday in Region V-Class 3A boys basketball action in Wrangell.

Juneau-North Pole match-up highlights rebuilding teams
A recent article by the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner called North Pole the ``surprise'' boys basketball team of Region VI.

Wrestlers aim to break state curse
Southeast wrestlers will be trying to end a lengthy streak when they head to the Class 4A state wrestling tournament Friday and Saturday at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Patty Center.

State wrestling polls

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