Monday, February 7, 2000

Russia says its troops kill Chechen rebels trying to flee
URUS-MARTAN, Russia - With Russia declaring victory in its battle for Grozny, Russian troops killed rebels trying to break out of a village near the Chechen capital and flee to strongholds in the southern mountains, the Defense Ministry said today.

Russia says its troops kill Chechen rebels trying to flee
URUS-MARTAN, Russia - With Russia declaring victory in its battle for Grozny, Russian troops killed rebels trying to break out of a village near the Chechen capital and flee to strongholds in the southern mountains, the Defense Ministry said today.

Around town

Obituaries
William M. Beezley, Dessa Baker

Around town

Around town

Obituaries
William M. Beezley, Dessa Baker

Around town

Sinking shows how immersion suits work
PORTLAND, Maine - As his trawler filled with seawater and heaved back and forth in vicious waves, Shawn Rich scrambled to climb into his immersion suit.

Sinking shows how immersion suits work
PORTLAND, Maine - As his trawler filled with seawater and heaved back and forth in vicious waves, Shawn Rich scrambled to climb into his immersion suit.

The ups and downs
Jan. 4, 2000, was one of the worst days in the history of the Alaska Permanent Fund.

The ups and downs
Jan. 4, 2000, was one of the worst days in the history of the Alaska Permanent Fund.

Inside out

Inside out

Cutting back at schools
Some Juneau School Board members say a budget document being prepared for the Juneau Assembly is unrealistically top-heavy on teacher layoffs. They'd rather save some teacher positions by cutting a few administrators.

Six killed in plane crash
ANCHORAGE - Six people were found dead Sunday in the wreckage of a plane that crashed in the rugged terrain of Southwest Alaska.

Three sentenced for beating death
FAIRBANKS - Three men convicted of beating a 15-year-old boy to death on a downtown street in 1997 were sentenced Friday to lengthy prison terms.

Evidence hearing put off in Thomas case
Those gathering to hear evidence in Juneau's first murder case in nearly a decade were forced to wait a little longer Friday.

A long time between murders
After a while they all seem to run together.

Some city sales tax exemptions may go
The city aims to tax citizens for its own goods and further tax its services with an ordinance scheduled for introduction at tonight's Juneau Assembly meeting.

Under new city rule, beasts may become bigger burden
``Objectionable animals'' could cost their owners bigger fines if a new ordinance passes Juneau Assembly muster tonight. Barking, snapping and chasing beasts could fetch their keepers fines of up to $200, and even a mandatory court appearance.

Victims' remains may take months to identify
PORT HUENEME, Calif. - Families of victims killed in the Alaska Airlines crash may have to wait at least six months for officials to identify remains from their loved ones.

Sides gear up for battle over halibut charter catch
ANCHORAGE - The federal body that regulates commercial fishing off Alaska will meet here this week to consider one of the most divisive issues to emerge in years: what to do about halibut charter boats.

Under new city rule, beasts may become bigger burden
``Objectionable animals'' could cost their owners bigger fines if a new ordinance passes Juneau Assembly muster tonight. Barking, snapping and chasing beasts could fetch their keepers fines of up to $200, and even a mandatory court appearance.

Police and fire blotter

Police and fire blotter

Matanuska departure revised
The state ferry Matanuska's southbound departure from Juneau for Monday has been revised to 5 a.m. to accommodate travelers traveling with the Kake school system.

State and local briefly

Victims' remains may take months to identify
PORT HUENEME, Calif. - Families of victims killed in the Alaska Airlines crash may have to wait at least six months for officials to identify remains from their loved ones.

Three sentenced for beating death
FAIRBANKS - Three men convicted of beating a 15-year-old boy to death on a downtown street in 1997 were sentenced Friday to lengthy prison terms.

Police and fire blotter

Fire damages Kodzoff home
A Juneau couple returned home Saturday night to find smoke pouring from their home.

Fire damages Kodzoff home
A Juneau couple returned home Saturday night to find smoke pouring from their home.

Sides gear up for battle over halibut charter catch
ANCHORAGE - The federal body that regulates commercial fishing off Alaska will meet here this week to consider one of the most divisive issues to emerge in years: what to do about halibut charter boats.

State: More jobs going to Alaskans
ANCHORAGE - State figures for 1998 indicate resident hires are on the rise across Alaska. For the first time in a decade, fewer than one in five Alaska workers lived outside the state.

State: More jobs going to Alaskans
ANCHORAGE - State figures for 1998 indicate resident hires are on the rise across Alaska. For the first time in a decade, fewer than one in five Alaska workers lived outside the state.

Alaska salmon exports reported up since '98
JUNEAU - The export value of Alaska salmon increased by an estimated $134 million for the first five months of the 1999 sales season, according to the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute.

Evidence hearing put off in Thomas case
Those gathering to hear evidence in Juneau's first murder case in nearly a decade were forced to wait a little longer Friday.

Lost musher found alive
SOLDOTNA - With a blizzard starting up around him, musher Rod Boyce struggled in the dark to find the 18 miles of trail leading to the next checkpoint in the Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race.

Lost musher found alive
SOLDOTNA - With a blizzard starting up around him, musher Rod Boyce struggled in the dark to find the 18 miles of trail leading to the next checkpoint in the Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race.

Legislative update
UPCOMING HEARINGS

A long time between murders
After a while they all seem to run together.

Desa ends hunger strike
In an unexpected move Friday evening, Desa Jacobsson and the Alaska Federation of Natives announced that Jacobsson was ending her hunger strike.

Matanuska departure revised
The state ferry Matanuska's southbound departure from Juneau for Monday has been revised to 5 a.m. to accommodate travelers traveling with the Kake school system.

Police and fire blotter

Cutting back at schools
Some Juneau School Board members say a budget document being prepared for the Juneau Assembly is unrealistically top-heavy on teacher layoffs. They'd rather save some teacher positions by cutting a few administrators.

Legislative update
UPCOMING HEARINGS

Bill forces school boards to back teachers
It should be a crime for school boards not to back up their teachers.

Desa ends hunger strike
In an unexpected move Friday evening, Desa Jacobsson and the Alaska Federation of Natives announced that Jacobsson was ending her hunger strike.

Some city sales tax exemptions may go
The city aims to tax citizens for its own goods and further tax its services with an ordinance scheduled for introduction at tonight's Juneau Assembly meeting.

State and local briefly

Six killed in plane crash
ANCHORAGE - Six people were found dead Sunday in the wreckage of a plane that crashed in the rugged terrain of Southwest Alaska.

Alaska salmon exports reported up since '98
JUNEAU - The export value of Alaska salmon increased by an estimated $134 million for the first five months of the 1999 sales season, according to the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute.

Bill forces school boards to back teachers
It should be a crime for school boards not to back up their teachers.

Only in politics is loser declared winner
I had it all wrong. I believed that the team of baseball kids I help coach in the summer lost about half our games.

Property tax cap decisions belong at municipal level
Voters love to pass property tax caps. It's an emotional thing, a knee-jerk reaction to rising property valuation and a sense among citizens that government gets too much money from us.

Ferry dreams
Letter by Robert B. Tonkin

Property tax cap decisions belong at municipal level
Voters love to pass property tax caps. It's an emotional thing, a knee-jerk reaction to rising property valuation and a sense among citizens that government gets too much money from us.

Word of mouth

Word of mouth

BP merger pushed too hard by governor
The following editorial appeared in Thursday's Anchorage Daily News:

Only in politics is loser declared winner
I had it all wrong. I believed that the team of baseball kids I help coach in the summer lost about half our games.

Word of mouth

BP merger pushed too hard by governor
The following editorial appeared in Thursday's Anchorage Daily News:

Glowing rats and tasty poinsettias
We have some important news

Ferry dreams
Letter by Robert B. Tonkin

Word of mouth

Glowing rats and tasty poinsettias
We have some important news

Colony girls shock Juneau
It was only a few minutes after Friday night's humbling 50-33 loss to the unranked Colony Knights, and Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball coach Jim Hamey was sitting in his office trying to watch a videotape of the game through the viewfinder of his camera.

Turner sweeps three races, overall title in AML Race Series
Last April, Hilary Turner tore the anterior crucial ligament in her left knee during a slalom training run for a race in Mammoth, Calif. The injury kept her from competing with the state champion Juneau-Douglas High School softball team as she spent the next five months in rehabilitation.

Tromble leads boys in sweep of Patriots
Some time ago, in a loss to the Wasilla Warriors, Evan Tromble couldn't hit a shot to save his life. The leading scorer of the Juneau-Douglas boys basketball team shot 0-for-10 in that frustrating loss, and shot no free throws.

Reid, Schoenberber win state titles
FAIRBANKS -- It took a 140-pound, seventh-seeded wrestler to end a 14-year drought.

Reid, Schoenberber win state titles
FAIRBANKS -- It took a 140-pound, seventh-seeded wrestler to end a 14-year drought.

Colony girls shock Juneau
It was only a few minutes after Friday night's humbling 50-33 loss to the unranked Colony Knights, and Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball coach Jim Hamey was sitting in his office trying to watch a videotape of the game through the viewfinder of his camera.

Boozer, Carrawell lead Duke
DURHAM, N.C. - More than anything else, No. 3 Duke won a mental battle Saturday.

Boozer, Carrawell lead Duke
DURHAM, N.C. - More than anything else, No. 3 Duke won a mental battle Saturday.

Turner sweeps three races, overall title in AML Race Series
Last April, Hilary Turner tore the anterior crucial ligament in her left knee during a slalom training run for a race in Mammoth, Calif. The injury kept her from competing with the state champion Juneau-Douglas High School softball team as she spent the next five months in rehabilitation.

Tromble leads boys in sweep of Patriots
Some time ago, in a loss to the Wasilla Warriors, Evan Tromble couldn't hit a shot to save his life. The leading scorer of the Juneau-Douglas boys basketball team shot 0-for-10 in that frustrating loss, and shot no free throws.

State wrestling results
Here are the results of the Class 4A state wrestling tournament Friday and Saturday at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Patty Center.

State wrestling results
Here are the results of the Class 4A state wrestling tournament Friday and Saturday at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Patty Center.

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