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Thursday, February 10, 2000

Knowles tries again to amend constitution on subsistence
Try, try, try . . . and try again.

Actor Jim Varney, comic of the `Ernest' series, dies
WHITE HOUSE, Tenn. (AP) - Jim Varney, the rubbernecked comic who portrayed his rube character ``Ernest'' from hundreds of television commercials to a series of hit movies, died Thursday at his home. He was 50.

Actor Jim Varney, comic of the `Ernest' series, dies
WHITE HOUSE, Tenn. (AP) - Jim Varney, the rubbernecked comic who portrayed his rube character ``Ernest'' from hundreds of television commercials to a series of hit movies, died Thursday at his home. He was 50.

Knowles tries again to amend constitution on subsistence
Try, try, try . . . and try again.

Around town

Pet of the week
Vivian is a medium hair kitten who is described as quiet and affectionate. A spay certificate is available to the family adopting her. To adopt Vivian, visit her at the Gastineau Humane Society, 7705 Glacier Highway, or phone 789-0260.

Thank you...

Thank you...

Juneau Tree Committee is seeking help
Spruces and Hemlocks sprout up between the paving stones in our gardens, pollen drifts over the whole region on the big tree sex day and if we travel on land in any direction we will be in the forest within an hour.

Students look for answers that compute at Mathcounts
It doesn't look like something you can just do in a math class. It looks like a `think outside of the box' thing.Wade Loofbourrow, parentIf six Southeast teams compete for two winning spots, what percentage of the teams will go on to a state competition?

Weddings
Jason Soza and Erica Leegard

Pet of the week
Vivian is a medium hair kitten who is described as quiet and affectionate. A spay certificate is available to the family adopting her. To adopt Vivian, visit her at the Gastineau Humane Society, 7705 Glacier Highway, or phone 789-0260.

Students look for answers that compute at Mathcounts
It doesn't look like something you can just do in a math class. It looks like a `think outside of the box' thing.Wade Loofbourrow, parentIf six Southeast teams compete for two winning spots, what percentage of the teams will go on to a state competition?

Obituaries
Frank Hughes, Sr., Dessa Baker

Obituaries
Frank Hughes, Sr., Dessa Baker

Juneau Tree Committee is seeking help
Spruces and Hemlocks sprout up between the paving stones in our gardens, pollen drifts over the whole region on the big tree sex day and if we travel on land in any direction we will be in the forest within an hour.

Obituaries
Pauline `Polly' Stevens

Around town

Around town

Obituaries
Pauline `Polly' Stevens

Weddings
Jason Soza and Erica Leegard

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Around town

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Alternative theaters
A lively debate between the theater owner and a patron preceded the film ``On the Waterfront'' Monday night in the lobby of the Gold Town Nickelodeon.

Entertainment Briefly

Symphony warms up with student lessons
The audience was rapt as the performer displayed a range of emotions - sweet and gentle, then loud and brassy and, finally, rousing an army to charge into battle.

Artist profile
Odette Foster has been active in the Juneau dance scene for 25 years. She's one of the few callers leading contra and English country dances in Juneau. She also plays piano in the dance bands Footloose and Ladies Choice.

Alternative theaters
A lively debate between the theater owner and a patron preceded the film ``On the Waterfront'' Monday night in the lobby of the Gold Town Nickelodeon.

Juneau Symphony picks director
After searching for almost two years, the musicians of the Juneau Symphony have selected Kyle Wylie Pickett as the symphony's new musical director.

Artist profile
Odette Foster has been active in the Juneau dance scene for 25 years. She's one of the few callers leading contra and English country dances in Juneau. She also plays piano in the dance bands Footloose and Ladies Choice.

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Entertainment calendar

Entertainment Briefly

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Entertainment calendar

Juneau Symphony picks director
After searching for almost two years, the musicians of the Juneau Symphony have selected Kyle Wylie Pickett as the symphony's new musical director.

Symphony warms up with student lessons
The audience was rapt as the performer displayed a range of emotions - sweet and gentle, then loud and brassy and, finally, rousing an army to charge into battle.

Making art a permanent part of school
Morgan Thomas, paintbrush poised, pondered the white expanse of the foot-square ceramic tile.

State and local briefly

Trail markers point way back to musher's desk
FAIRBANKS - Co-workers of Fairbanks Daily News-Miner City Editor Rod Boyce took no chances on the returning musher finding his desk Tuesday.

Anchorage schools get porn-blocking software
ANCHORAGE - A system to prevent students from using computers to access pornography on the Internet has been installed in schools in the Anchorage School District.

State and local briefly

Fighting prejudice: Speaker explains how
The head of the Pacific Northwest Region of the Anti-Defamation League will be talking to Juneau's school administrators, counselors and principals on Friday about taking a pro-active stance in understanding and accepting society's diversity.

Another stab at resolving subsistence
Try, try, try, . . . and try again.

Wales plane crash injures nine
NOME - Nine people were recovering from minor injuries after a plane crash Wednesday in the northwest Alaska village of Wales.

Police and fire blotter

Empire owner buys Homer newspaper
JUNEAU - Morris Communications Corp., parent company of the Juneau Empire, has expanded its growing empire with a new Alaska holding, the Homer News Inc.

Gains made in protecting children, but some still falling through the cracks
Two years ago, the Legislature's Children's Caucus heard horror stories about abused and neglected kids.

Another stab at resolving subsistence
Try, try, try, . . . and try again.

Legislative panel opposes merger
The Special Joint Committee on Mergers decided Tuesday to recommend that the Legislature oppose the proposed BP Amoco merger with Atlantic Richfield Co.

Stevens blasts FTC for trying to block oil merger
ANCHORAGE - The Federal Trade Commission's decision to block BP Amoco's proposed buyout of Atlantic Richfield Co. threatens to destroy Alaska's economy, U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens said Wednesday.

Corrections
Due to incorrect information supplied by Mathcounts for Wednesday's Empire Neighbors Page article, the names of the winning Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School team were wrong. The correct names are: Ry Walters, Abe Levy, Casey Loofbourrow and Edward Mertz.

Corrections
Due to incorrect information supplied by Mathcounts for Wednesday's Empire Neighbors Page article, the names of the winning Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School team were wrong. The correct names are: Ry Walters, Abe Levy, Casey Loofbourrow and Edward Mertz.

Police and fire blotter

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

Legislative panel opposes merger
The Special Joint Committee on Mergers decided Tuesday to recommend that the Legislature oppose the proposed BP Amoco merger with Atlantic Richfield Co.

Making art a permanent part of school
Morgan Thomas, paintbrush poised, pondered the white expanse of the foot-square ceramic tile.

State joins BP in battle
SAN FRANCISCO - Alaska is getting on board the legal defense of BP Amoco's proposed $30 billion acquisition of fellow oil giant Atlantic Richfield Co., a merger challenged by the Federal Trade Commission and three states.

Crash spurs plane checks
LOS ANGELES - Two Alaska Airlines MD-80 series passenger planes were grounded today after problems were found in the jackscrews, the focus of the investigation into the crash of Alaska Flight 261.

Critics blast plan to cut kids' health care
Rep. John Coghill said he wanted to start a debate with his bill to reduce the number of children and pregnant women eligible for a state health insurance program.

Special sessions may go on road
A measure to shorten regular legislative sessions to 90 days passed the Senate Finance Committee today.

Trail markers point way back to musher's desk
FAIRBANKS - Co-workers of Fairbanks Daily News-Miner City Editor Rod Boyce took no chances on the returning musher finding his desk Tuesday.

Anchorage schools get porn-blocking software
ANCHORAGE - A system to prevent students from using computers to access pornography on the Internet has been installed in schools in the Anchorage School District.

Special sessions may go on road
A measure to shorten regular legislative sessions to 90 days passed the Senate Finance Committee today.

Fighting prejudice: Speaker explains how
The head of the Pacific Northwest Region of the Anti-Defamation League will be talking to Juneau's school administrators, counselors and principals on Friday about taking a pro-active stance in understanding and accepting society's diversity.

Crash spurs plane checks
LOS ANGELES - Two Alaska Airlines MD-80 series passenger planes were grounded today after problems were found in the jackscrews, the focus of the investigation into the crash of Alaska Flight 261.

Wales plane crash injures nine
NOME - Nine people were recovering from minor injuries after a plane crash Wednesday in the northwest Alaska village of Wales.

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

Empire owner buys Homer newspaper
JUNEAU - Morris Communications Corp., parent company of the Juneau Empire, has expanded its growing empire with a new Alaska holding, the Homer News Inc.

Stevens blasts FTC for trying to block oil merger
ANCHORAGE - The Federal Trade Commission's decision to block BP Amoco's proposed buyout of Atlantic Richfield Co. threatens to destroy Alaska's economy, U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens said Wednesday.

Critics blast plan to cut kids' health care
Rep. John Coghill said he wanted to start a debate with his bill to reduce the number of children and pregnant women eligible for a state health insurance program.

Gains made in protecting children, but some still falling through the cracks
Two years ago, the Legislature's Children's Caucus heard horror stories about abused and neglected kids.

State joins BP in battle
SAN FRANCISCO - Alaska is getting on board the legal defense of BP Amoco's proposed $30 billion acquisition of fellow oil giant Atlantic Richfield Co., a merger challenged by the Federal Trade Commission and three states.

Remembering Carolyn and Amos Burg
Letter by Joan M. Grieser

Mackie plan may be the solution after all
John Hozey

Avalanches on highway serve as warning
Letter by Marc Wheeler

Word of mouth

Municipal dividend is an answer to shortfall
Letter by Rep. Carl E. Moses

Parents are spending their children's checks
Letter by Ralph Swap

Mileage awards: Less than minimum wage
A measly 1,100 miles. That's about what a state employee gets in airline mileage awards every time he or she travels roundtrip between Juneau and Anchorage.

Underwear for less uptight Fridays
I do not generally air my linen - clean as it may be - in public. There is no Ellen's Secret catalog. As far as I am concerned the crucial word in underwear is ``under'' - as in hidden. And even if I had abs like Brandi Chastain, I wouldn't bare my torso on national television.

North Douglas speedway a scary place for kids
Letter by Sherry Thomas

Shorter sessions a sign of maturing Legislature
Come to think of it, 121-day legislative sessions are awfully long.

Mileage awards: Less than minimum wage
A measly 1,100 miles. That's about what a state employee gets in airline mileage awards every time he or she travels roundtrip between Juneau and Anchorage.

Avalanches on highway serve as warning
Letter by Marc Wheeler

Word of mouth

Parents are spending their children's checks
Letter by Ralph Swap

North Douglas speedway a scary place for kids
Letter by Sherry Thomas

Underwear for less uptight Fridays
I do not generally air my linen - clean as it may be - in public. There is no Ellen's Secret catalog. As far as I am concerned the crucial word in underwear is ``under'' - as in hidden. And even if I had abs like Brandi Chastain, I wouldn't bare my torso on national television.

Municipal dividend is an answer to shortfall
Letter by Rep. Carl E. Moses

Shorter sessions a sign of maturing Legislature
Come to think of it, 121-day legislative sessions are awfully long.

Remembering Carolyn and Amos Burg
Letter by Joan M. Grieser

Word of mouth

Word of mouth

Mackie plan may be the solution after all
John Hozey

Gold medal women's bracket is expanded
The 54th annual Gold Medal Basketball Tournament returns plenty of familiar teams, plus an expanded women's bracket.

Correction
Due to an editor's error, a photo cutline on page 11 of Tuesday's sports section mistakenly said that Haines Junction and Whitehorse were part of British Columbia, Canada. Both are located in the Yukon Territory, Canada.

James leads Yakutat boys to 67-62 victory over Thorne Bay
Derek James scored 22 points, including eight in the fourth quarter, as the Yakutat Eagles held off a late rally to beat Thorne Bay 67-62 Tuesday night in Yakutat. The two teams were to play again tonight in another Region V-Class 2A game.

Glacier Swim Club hosts regional meet
Just before they started warming up for Wednesday afternoon's Glacier Swim Club practice, several of the high school-aged members of the swim team pulled out some sheets of butcher paper and started making signs.

Sports calendar

Maryland ends Duke's streak
Maryland's recent history against Duke is dismal, to say the least. The Terrapins made the latest game in the series one for the books.

Gleason's role on team grows as Davidson improves
A month or so ago, Meagan Gleason's senior season at Davidson College wasn't going the way she'd hoped.

Drill team removes five officers
Five officers from the Juneau Dance-Drill Team have been removed from the team for a drinking incident last weekend.

Gold medal women's bracket is expanded
The 54th annual Gold Medal Basketball Tournament returns plenty of familiar teams, plus an expanded women's bracket.

Yakutat boys earn sweep
Robin Brantley scored 23 points Wednesday as the Yakutat boys basketball team claimed a 79-64 victory over Thorne Bay in Region V-Class 2A action in Yakutat.

Gleason's role on team grows as Davidson improves
A month or so ago, Meagan Gleason's senior season at Davidson College wasn't going the way she'd hoped.

Glacier Swim Club hosts regional meet
Just before they started warming up for Wednesday afternoon's Glacier Swim Club practice, several of the high school-aged members of the swim team pulled out some sheets of butcher paper and started making signs.

James leads Yakutat boys to 67-62 victory over Thorne Bay
Derek James scored 22 points, including eight in the fourth quarter, as the Yakutat Eagles held off a late rally to beat Thorne Bay 67-62 Tuesday night in Yakutat. The two teams were to play again tonight in another Region V-Class 2A game.

Maryland ends Duke's streak
Maryland's recent history against Duke is dismal, to say the least. The Terrapins made the latest game in the series one for the books.

Correction
Due to an editor's error, a photo cutline on page 11 of Tuesday's sports section mistakenly said that Haines Junction and Whitehorse were part of British Columbia, Canada. Both are located in the Yukon Territory, Canada.

Drill team removes five officers
Five officers from the Juneau Dance-Drill Team have been removed from the team for a drinking incident last weekend.

Yakutat boys earn sweep
Robin Brantley scored 23 points Wednesday as the Yakutat boys basketball team claimed a 79-64 victory over Thorne Bay in Region V-Class 2A action in Yakutat.

Sports calendar

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