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Friday, February 4, 2000

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: Judge says New York must let McCain on primary ballot
ALBANY, N.Y. - A federal judge will order New York's Republican presidential primary ballot opened up completely to John McCain, and possibly to Alan Keyes, a lawyer for the state's top Republicans said today.

Court: Judge says New York must let McCain on primary ballot
ALBANY, N.Y. - A federal judge will order New York's Republican presidential primary ballot opened up completely to John McCain, and possibly to Alan Keyes, a lawyer for the state's top Republicans said today.

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.

Obituaries
Bernard Daniel Fredette

School calendar

Obituaries
Bernard Daniel Fredette

SERR racing season begins Monday with clinic
The Southeast Road Runners opened its 2000 race season (after the January 1 New Year's Day Resolution Run, of course) with a race director's clinic at the Juneau Racquet Club Monday.

National count helps keep track of birds
Has your bird feeder been unusually quiet this winter?

School calendar

FYI

Weddings
Matthew Love and Michelle Hinckley, Caroline Poor and William C. Byford

SERR racing season begins Monday with clinic
The Southeast Road Runners opened its 2000 race season (after the January 1 New Year's Day Resolution Run, of course) with a race director's clinic at the Juneau Racquet Club Monday.

National count helps keep track of birds
Has your bird feeder been unusually quiet this winter?

Weddings
Matthew Love and Michelle Hinckley, Caroline Poor and William C. Byford

FYI

Best Bets

Briefly

Around town

Around town

Around town

Best Bets

Briefly

Around town

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Arts profile
Paul Voelckers

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

Briefly

Arts profile
Paul Voelckers

Entertainment calendar

Entertainment calendar

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Briefly

Charter boat operators propose halibut quotas
KODIAK - Charter boat operators have introduced a last-minute proposal with the North Pacific Fishery Management Council to create individual fishing quotas for charter boats.

Tail portion of downed jet found
PORT HUENEME, Calif. - Investigators have located the tail of Alaska Airlines Flight 261, including its horizontal stabilizer, suspected as the cause of the plane's crash.

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.

Charter boat operators propose halibut quotas
KODIAK - Charter boat operators have introduced a last-minute proposal with the North Pacific Fishery Management Council to create individual fishing quotas for charter boats.

Police and fire blotter

Briefly

Content to stir up the pot on politics
His Lemon Creek home is immaculate, with a crystal collection, ceramic figurines and shades of rust, beige and brown. It doesn't seem like a place where a man with a business card identifying himself as ``The Malcontent'' would live.

Police and fire blotter
Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:

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.

Hammond takes on `Mackie plan'
Former Gov. Jay Hammond is glad the public is talking about the Alaska Permanent Fund and its role in closing the state's budget gap.

Police and fire blotter

Musher still missing, but hopes remain
ANCHORAGE - The search for a musher missing on the Kenai Peninsula entered its sixth day today with still no sign of the man or his team of 10 dogs.

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.

Scam artists try getting credit card numbers after airline's crash
ANCHORAGE - Some cold-hearted scam artists set up a Web Site after Monday's Alaska Airlines crash off California, trying to get the credit card numbers of people interested in donating to a fund for families of the 88 victims.

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

Judge says Taplin can leave prison
Juneau writer and photographer Janet Lee Dillman received court approval as a third-party custodian for accused hit-and-run driver Joel Taplin until his second manslaughter trial in May.

Police and fire blotter
Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:

Thomas murder preliminary hearing scheduled for today
JUNEAU - A preliminary hearing was scheduled for 3 p.m. today in the beating death of Kenneth Thomas, 36.

Ketchikan official wants head tax before voters
KETCHIKAN - Last month he failed to persuade his colleagues on the Ketchikan City Council to enact a landing tax on cruise ship passengers. Now Tom Coyne wants to put the matter to a popular vote.

Disaster designation given
ANCHORAGE - State Department of Transportation crews worked overnight to plow through avalanches, hoping to reopen parts of the road between Anchorage and the Kenai Peninsula.

New CEO named for Glodbelt
New Goldbelt President and CEO Gary Droubay says the Juneau Native corporation has the right economic game plan for the future and just needs to execute it.

Recorder reveals loud noises heard near end of flight
PORT HUENEME, Calif. - One of the ``black boxes'' aboard Alaska Airlines Flight 261 recorded a loud noise in the minutes before the MD-83 went out of control and plunged into the ocean, a federal investigator said Friday.

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.

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.

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.

Disaster designation given
ANCHORAGE - State Department of Transportation crews worked overnight to plow through avalanches, hoping to reopen parts of the road between Anchorage and the Kenai Peninsula.

State and local briefly

Recorder reveals loud noises heard near end of flight
PORT HUENEME, Calif. - One of the ``black boxes'' aboard Alaska Airlines Flight 261 recorded a loud noise in the minutes before the MD-83 went out of control and plunged into the ocean, a federal investigator said Friday.

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.

Tail portion of downed jet found
PORT HUENEME, Calif. - Investigators have located the tail of Alaska Airlines Flight 261, including its horizontal stabilizer, suspected as the cause of the plane's crash.

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.

Content to stir up the pot on politics
His Lemon Creek home is immaculate, with a crystal collection, ceramic figurines and shades of rust, beige and brown. It doesn't seem like a place where a man with a business card identifying himself as ``The Malcontent'' would live.

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.

Thomas murder preliminary hearing scheduled for today
JUNEAU - A preliminary hearing was scheduled for 3 p.m. today in the beating death of Kenneth Thomas, 36.

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.

Judge says Taplin can leave prison
Juneau writer and photographer Janet Lee Dillman received court approval as a third-party custodian for accused hit-and-run driver Joel Taplin until his second manslaughter trial in May.

State and local briefly

Scam artists try getting credit card numbers after airline's crash
ANCHORAGE - Some cold-hearted scam artists set up a Web Site after Monday's Alaska Airlines crash off California, trying to get the credit card numbers of people interested in donating to a fund for families of the 88 victims.

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.

Musher still missing, but hopes remain
ANCHORAGE - The search for a musher missing on the Kenai Peninsula entered its sixth day today with still no sign of the man or his team of 10 dogs.

Hammond takes on `Mackie plan'
Former Gov. Jay Hammond is glad the public is talking about the Alaska Permanent Fund and its role in closing the state's budget gap.

New CEO named for Glodbelt
New Goldbelt President and CEO Gary Droubay says the Juneau Native corporation has the right economic game plan for the future and just needs to execute it.

Ketchikan official wants head tax before voters
KETCHIKAN - Last month he failed to persuade his colleagues on the Ketchikan City Council to enact a landing tax on cruise ship passengers. Now Tom Coyne wants to put the matter to a popular vote.

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.

Word of mouth

Call it the Newell Plan
Letter by John Newell

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.''

Remembering Flight 261
Letter by Ray Vidic

Kott is at it again
Letter by Guy J. Crockroft

Some zany ideas this legislative season
Now just a dad-gummed minute! What is this nonsense about women demanding private exercise clubs? Men have been fighting for 30 years to get women admitted to their private secret clubs and now

Word of mouth

And now, contact golf
The following editorial appeared in the Miami Herald on Tuesday:

Word of mouth

One more time: The Mackie plan
Letter by William Brown

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

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.''

Remembering Flight 261
Letter by Ray Vidic

Call it the Newell Plan
Letter by John Newell

Some zany ideas this legislative season
Now just a dad-gummed minute! What is this nonsense about women demanding private exercise clubs? Men have been fighting for 30 years to get women admitted to their private secret clubs and now

Kott is at it again
Letter by Guy J. Crockroft

And now, contact golf
The following editorial appeared in the Miami Herald on Tuesday:

One more time: The Mackie plan
Letter by William Brown

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

Duke defeats North Carolina in overtime
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - North Carolina stunned Duke with a second-half rally from 19 points down, but in overtime the No. 3 Blue Devils found a crack in the lane and pried it open for a 90-86 ACC basketball victory Thursday night at the Smith Center.

State wrestling polls

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.

Sports calendar

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.

Boxers head to Anchorage for new series
Boxing is growing in Juneau.

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.

Sports calendar

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.

Boxers head to Anchorage for new series
Boxing is growing in Juneau.

Sports in Juneau

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.

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.

State wrestling polls

Sports in Juneau

Duke defeats North Carolina in overtime
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - North Carolina stunned Duke with a second-half rally from 19 points down, but in overtime the No. 3 Blue Devils found a crack in the lane and pried it open for a 90-86 ACC basketball victory Thursday night at the Smith Center.

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