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Monday, February 14, 2000

15 injured in 63-vehicle pileup on foggy California highway
A 63-vehicle, chain-reaction pileup injured 15 people Monday on a fog-shrouded sections of Interstate 15 near the Cajon Summit.

15 injured in 63-vehicle pileup on foggy California highway
A 63-vehicle, chain-reaction pileup injured 15 people Monday on a fog-shrouded sections of Interstate 15 near the Cajon Summit.

Obituaries
Ethyl Mae Betit

Around town

Obituaries
Gladys C. Robards

Around town

Around town

Obituaries
Ethyl Mae Betit

Around town

Obituaries
Gladys C. Robards

Inside out

Inside out

Serving time at home
Patrick Eggers, a Juneau firefighter, was sentenced Jan. 10 to a year in prison for an August shooting incident in Skagway. Eggers got drunk and fired a shotgun slug through the door and into an interior wall of a house. There were five people sleeping in the house at the time, but no one was physically hurt.

Serving time at home
Patrick Eggers, a Juneau firefighter, was sentenced Jan. 10 to a year in prison for an August shooting incident in Skagway. Eggers got drunk and fired a shotgun slug through the door and into an interior wall of a house. There were five people sleeping in the house at the time, but no one was physically hurt.

Coast Guard eye on grounded ship
ANCHORAGE - The Coast Guard is monitoring a grounded fishing vessel loaded with 12,000 gallons of diesel fuel near Cape Lazaref on the southeast side of Unimak Island, at the eastern end of the Aleutians.

State and local briefly

Editor's note
The Quest for the Presidency special section, inserted in today's newspaper, was written and printed prior to Republic

Three months later, found $50,000-plus unclaimed
The large sum of money found in November at a Juneau construction site has not been claimed.

Report card debate stirs struggle as parents learn about new school standards
The Juneau School District is designing a new report card to be used next school year in the elementary grades. Some parents are concerned it doesn't encourage capable students, while others think the current grading system discourages struggling students.

Knowles pushes worker safety bills
Gov. Tony Knowles announced two bills addressing workers' health and safety today.

Police and fire blotter

Bartlett takes a hard look at domestic violence
Only in the past month has Dr. Maureen ``Mo'' Longworth been able to ask patients if they were being beaten or molested.

Cruise line bills target pollution
Cruise ships would need to file reports, put together spill response plans and slap on a fresh coat of paint to cruise the Inside Passage under new bills before the state Legislature.

Legislative update

Family loses home to fire
A woman, her two young children and a man lost their Douglas apartment early this morning to a fire that apparently began in the kitchen as tenants slept.

University, teachers OK contract
FAIRBANKS - The University of Alaska and one of its three faculty unions have settled their next contract with almost a year to spare before the current pact expires.

A day for troubled hearts
When two-and-a-half-year-old Max Blust is bouncing on the couch or practicing his favorite phrase, ``No way, Mom,'' he seems to be your average Juneau preschooler.

`Offender' poster a phony
A poster going up around Juneau apparently has no basis in fact.

Legislative update

Fish Board cuts Cook Inlet harvests
ANCHORAGE - Both anglers and commercial fishermen in upper Cook Inlet will have to give up part of their silver salmon catch under an Alaska Board of Fisheries plan to rebuild declining stocks.

Police and fire blotter

Editor's note
The Quest for the Presidency special section, inserted in today's newspaper, was written and printed prior to Republic

Coast Guard eye on grounded ship
ANCHORAGE - The Coast Guard is monitoring a grounded fishing vessel loaded with 12,000 gallons of diesel fuel near Cape Lazaref on the southeast side of Unimak Island, at the eastern end of the Aleutians.

UAS program for JDHS students questioned
Juneau high school students who took college courses under a new program did well during the fall semester, with most getting A's, university officials said.

Police and fire blotter

Cruise line bills target pollution
Cruise ships would need to file reports, put together spill response plans and slap on a fresh coat of paint to cruise the Inside Passage under new bills before the state Legislature.

Five arrested in Cordova on drug charges
CORDOVA - Five Cordova residents have been arrested on drug dealing charges after an investigation that began in the fall of 1998, according to city police.

Police and fire blotter

Town helps rebuild fire-ravaged home
From the outside, the trailer home of Dusty and Cheriess Weich doesn't look too bad. The blue metal roof and most of the vertical board siding are untouched.

State and local briefly

Council caps halibut charter catch
ANCHORAGE - Federal regulators have voted to put a harvest limit on 1,100 halibut charter boats operating off Alaska.

Five arrested in Cordova on drug charges
CORDOVA - Five Cordova residents have been arrested on drug dealing charges after an investigation that began in the fall of 1998, according to city police.

Series teaches how to recognize abuse
It's not just a black eye or a bruised chin.

Fish Board cuts Cook Inlet harvests
ANCHORAGE - Both anglers and commercial fishermen in upper Cook Inlet will have to give up part of their silver salmon catch under an Alaska Board of Fisheries plan to rebuild declining stocks.

University, teachers OK contract
FAIRBANKS - The University of Alaska and one of its three faculty unions have settled their next contract with almost a year to spare before the current pact expires.

ASEA, state OK contract
The state and its largest employees' union have reached a tentative contract deal.

UAS program for JDHS students questioned
Juneau high school students who took college courses under a new program did well during the fall semester, with most getting A's, university officials said.

Series teaches how to recognize abuse
It's not just a black eye or a bruised chin.

Knowles pushes worker safety bills
Gov. Tony Knowles announced two bills addressing workers' health and safety today.

`Offender' poster a phony
A poster going up around Juneau apparently has no basis in fact.

Bartlett takes a hard look at domestic violence
Only in the past month has Dr. Maureen ``Mo'' Longworth been able to ask patients if they were being beaten or molested.

Report card debate stirs struggle as parents learn about new school standards
The Juneau School District is designing a new report card to be used next school year in the elementary grades. Some parents are concerned it doesn't encourage capable students, while others think the current grading system discourages struggling students.

Three months later, found $50,000-plus unclaimed
The large sum of money found in November at a Juneau construction site has not been claimed.

Council caps halibut charter catch
ANCHORAGE - Federal regulators have voted to put a harvest limit on 1,100 halibut charter boats operating off Alaska.

ASEA, state OK contract
The state and its largest employees' union have reached a tentative contract deal.

A day for troubled hearts
When two-and-a-half-year-old Max Blust is bouncing on the couch or practicing his favorite phrase, ``No way, Mom,'' he seems to be your average Juneau preschooler.

Three die in separate crashes
ANCHORAGE - Snowmachine incidents took the lives of three Alaskans over the past several days.

Family loses home to fire
A woman, her two young children and a man lost their Douglas apartment early this morning to a fire that apparently began in the kitchen as tenants slept.

Town helps rebuild fire-ravaged home
From the outside, the trailer home of Dusty and Cheriess Weich doesn't look too bad. The blue metal roof and most of the vertical board siding are untouched.

Three die in separate crashes
ANCHORAGE - Snowmachine incidents took the lives of three Alaskans over the past several days.

Word of mouth

Ferry dreams
Letter by Stuart Cohen

Governor did Juneau a disservice by decision
Letter by Rich Poor

Word of mouth

Press coverage tells only half the story
Letter by Merle Jenson

Return to your spaceship, Regis
REGIS PHILBIN: Welcome to ``Who Wants To Be a Millionaire,'' the dramatic hit quiz show that has all America on the edge of its seat wondering how, exactly, I became famous in the first place. Let's get started with some irritating theme music!

Return to your spaceship, Regis
REGIS PHILBIN: Welcome to ``Who Wants To Be a Millionaire,'' the dramatic hit quiz show that has all America on the edge of its seat wondering how, exactly, I became famous in the first place. Let's get started with some irritating theme music!

Cutting firefighters is not a smart move
Firefighters are in a unique profession. We train them, pay them, provide them with equipment - and then hope we never need them.

Word of mouth

Attitudes die hard, as columnist shows
As a long-term member of the Legislature I have grown hardened to most columnists who attack proposed legislation. To respond to these attacks is often viewed as defensive and the perception is that the author of the piece has exposed some fatal weakness or motivation in sponsoring such a bill.

Knowles is wrong to let BP pay legal bills
Gov. Tony Knowles' response to the BP Amoco takeover of Atlantic Richfield Co. is open to debate. But there should be no debate about his decision to send BP the legal bills from the Federal Trade Commission fight.

Word of mouth

Attitudes die hard, as columnist shows
As a long-term member of the Legislature I have grown hardened to most columnists who attack proposed legislation. To respond to these attacks is often viewed as defensive and the perception is that the author of the piece has exposed some fatal weakness or motivation in sponsoring such a bill.

Ferry dreams
Letter by Stuart Cohen

Cutting firefighters is not a smart move
Firefighters are in a unique profession. We train them, pay them, provide them with equipment - and then hope we never need them.

Knowles is wrong to let BP pay legal bills
Gov. Tony Knowles' response to the BP Amoco takeover of Atlantic Richfield Co. is open to debate. But there should be no debate about his decision to send BP the legal bills from the Federal Trade Commission fight.

Press coverage tells only half the story
Letter by Merle Jenson

Governor did Juneau a disservice by decision
Letter by Rich Poor

Quest begins
FAIRBANKS - Conditions couldn't have been any better as 29 teams lined up for the start of the 2000 Yukon Quest International Sled Race.

Shaved head helps Fishel shave time
Mike Fishel of Juneau's Glacier Swim Club asked his father for a favor Friday morning.

An uncommon bond
Gary Reid and Garrett Schoenberger have the kind of friendship where they do everything together.

Quest mushers headed for Eagle Summit
FAIRBANKS - Front runners in the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race were making their way toward Eagle Summit Sunday evening.

Shaved head helps Fishel shave time
Mike Fishel of Juneau's Glacier Swim Club asked his father for a favor Friday morning.

Glacier Swim Club sets record for team points
The length of a fingernail. That's all that separated Chad Walter of Juneau's Glacier Swim Club and Travis Watson of Sitka's Baranof Barracudas Swim Club Sunday afternoon in the finals of the age 15-18 boys division 100-yard butterfly event in the Mike Smithers Southeast Alaska Regional Championships at the Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool.

Quest begins
FAIRBANKS - Conditions couldn't have been any better as 29 teams lined up for the start of the 2000 Yukon Quest International Sled Race.

Quest mushers headed for Eagle Summit
FAIRBANKS - Front runners in the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race were making their way toward Eagle Summit Sunday evening.

Sports in Juneau

An uncommon bond
Gary Reid and Garrett Schoenberger have the kind of friendship where they do everything together.

Glacier Swim Club sets record for team points
The length of a fingernail. That's all that separated Chad Walter of Juneau's Glacier Swim Club and Travis Watson of Sitka's Baranof Barracudas Swim Club Sunday afternoon in the finals of the age 15-18 boys division 100-yard butterfly event in the Mike Smithers Southeast Alaska Regional Championships at the Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool.

Sports in Juneau

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