Tuesday, February 15, 2000

Cellular One purchased by Oklahoma company
Cellular One customers in Juneau soon will be able to use their cell phones anywhere in Alaska without paying a roaming charge.

Business calendar

Making space for the weary
A new hotel near the airport will offer extra amenities for business travelers and ample room for families, according to the developer.

Business profile
Mary Jane Bauer

Business calendar

On the move

Around the clock
``Juneau actually made it a felony to sell a T-shirt to a cruise ship passenger.''

Making space for the weary
A new hotel near the airport will offer extra amenities for business travelers and ample room for families, according to the developer.

On the move

Around the clock
``Juneau actually made it a felony to sell a T-shirt to a cruise ship passenger.''

Cellular One purchased by Oklahoma company
Cellular One customers in Juneau soon will be able to use their cell phones anywhere in Alaska without paying a roaming charge.

Business profile
Mary Jane Bauer

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.

Former Alaskan charged with shooting his family
WARRENSBURG, Mo. - A former Anchorage man was arraigned today on 14 criminal charges in the shooting deaths of his wife and four of his children.

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.

Former Alaskan charged with shooting his family
WARRENSBURG, Mo. - A former Anchorage man was arraigned today on 14 criminal charges in the shooting deaths of his wife and four of his children.

Around town

Obituaries
Ethel Mae Betit, Walter P. (Hautala) Holliday

Around town

Obituaries
Ethel Mae Betit, Walter P. (Hautala) Holliday

Around town

Around town

Obituaries
Ethyl Mae Betit

Obituaries
Ethyl Mae Betit

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.

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

State and local briefly

Correction
Due to incorrect information provided to the Empire, an item in Friday's school calender stated a districtwide spelling bee at Gastineau Elementary School would be at 9 a.m. Thursday. The event is at 7 p.m. Thursday in the school's library.

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.

Unalaska eagle population climbs to troubling heights
UNALASKA - Thanks to fish processing plants and abundant garbage, the number of eagles here has soared in the past decade - more than the area is able to support naturally.

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.

JDHS gets set for test
Juneau-Douglas High School is making computers available some evenings and weekends so students can practice for the upcoming Alaska High School Qualifying Graduation Examination. English teachers are letting students take all three practice exams in class.

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

State ferry: 'No way we'll pay'
The bill came in too late and it's not valid, anyway.

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.

Industry benefits, noise study touted
The city is powerless to regulate noise generated by aircraft aloft and may have to continue to rely on flightseeing operators' voluntary compliance to quiet things, at least for the 2000 tourist season.

Police and fire blotter

Jury rules two pilots shared blame in crash
ANCHORAGE - An Anchorage jury Monday decided two pilots who died in a midair collision over a Western Alaska village three years ago were both at fault.

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.

Financial crisis hits Bush power
A fiscal short circuit may soon dim the lights in the Bush.

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.

Police and fire blotter

State and local briefly

Seven Russian artists display work in Juneau
In Russian and in English, the word talent means the same thing.

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.

Police and fire blotter

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.

State and local briefly

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.

Correction
Due to incorrect information provided to the Empire, an item in Friday's school calender stated a districtwide spelling bee at Gastineau Elementary School would be at 9 a.m. Thursday. The event is at 7 p.m. Thursday in the school's library.

State and local briefly

Unalaska eagle population climbs to troubling heights
UNALASKA - Thanks to fish processing plants and abundant garbage, the number of eagles here has soared in the past decade - more than the area is able to support naturally.

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.

JDHS gets set for test
Juneau-Douglas High School is making computers available some evenings and weekends so students can practice for the upcoming Alaska High School Qualifying Graduation Examination. English teachers are letting students take all three practice exams in class.

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

State ferry: 'No way we'll pay'
The bill came in too late and it's not valid, anyway.

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

Industry benefits, noise study touted
The city is powerless to regulate noise generated by aircraft aloft and may have to continue to rely on flightseeing operators' voluntary compliance to quiet things, at least for the 2000 tourist season.

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.

Jury rules two pilots shared blame in crash
ANCHORAGE - An Anchorage jury Monday decided two pilots who died in a midair collision over a Western Alaska village three years ago were both at fault.

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.

Financial crisis hits Bush power
A fiscal short circuit may soon dim the lights in the Bush.

Police and fire blotter

Meetings home in on marketing Alaska tours
Juneau is hosting three back-to-back meetings this week on the future of Alaska tourism marketing.

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.

Meetings home in on marketing Alaska tours
Juneau is hosting three back-to-back meetings this week on the future of Alaska tourism marketing.

Seven Russian artists display work in Juneau
In Russian and in English, the word talent means the same thing.

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.

Ferry dreams
Letter by Stuart Cohen

Word of mouth

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.

BP-Arco payment to state not unusual
Relying on the adage that ``facts are irrelevant,'' the Juneau Empire in its Feb. 11 editorial decried the requirement that BP and Arco pay the state for its legal fees in connection with the settlement negotiated between Alaska and the companies last

Return the child to his father
Erik Lie-Nielsen

Congress still seeking upper-class tax cuts
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post:

Governor did Juneau a disservice by decision
Letter by Rich Poor

Letter-writing campaign to CSED needs help
Letter by James G. Brouillette Jr., Gen Del

Word of mouth

Thankful for decision not to build a road
Letter by Bruce Blake, Merry Ellefson

Governor did Juneau a disservice by decision
Letter by Rich Poor

Word of mouth

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.

BP-Arco payment to state not unusual
Relying on the adage that ``facts are irrelevant,'' the Juneau Empire in its Feb. 11 editorial decried the requirement that BP and Arco pay the state for its legal fees in connection with the settlement negotiated between Alaska and the companies last

Word of mouth

Return the child to his father
Erik Lie-Nielsen

Press coverage tells only half the story
Letter by Merle Jenson

Congress still seeking upper-class tax cuts
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post:

Ferry dreams
Letter by Stuart Cohen

Letter-writing campaign to CSED needs help
Letter by James G. Brouillette Jr., Gen Del

Thankful for decision not to build a road
Letter by Bruce Blake, Merry Ellefson

Press coverage tells only half the story
Letter by Merle Jenson

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.

Dalton takes Yukon Quest lead
FAIRBANKS (AP) - Dave Dalton moved to the front of the pack in the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race early Tuesday.

Dalton takes Yukon Quest lead
FAIRBANKS (AP) - Dave Dalton moved to the front of the pack in the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race early Tuesday.

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.

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.

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.

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