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Thursday, February 17, 2000

New Permanent Fund plan on the table
A new plan to spend some Alaska Permanent Fund earnings on state government is on the table. It's the first piece of what sponsors say will be a long-term fiscal plan that may also include taxes and budget cuts.

L.A. mayor suggests tobacco funds pay for corruption lawsuits
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mayor Richard Riordan today recommended the city set aside 25 years worth of tobacco settlement money - as much as $300 million - to pay for lawsuits anticipated from the city's police corruption scandal.

L.A. mayor suggests tobacco funds pay for corruption lawsuits
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mayor Richard Riordan today recommended the city set aside 25 years worth of tobacco settlement money - as much as $300 million - to pay for lawsuits anticipated from the city's police corruption scandal.

New Permanent Fund plan on the table
A new plan to spend some Alaska Permanent Fund earnings on state government is on the table. It's the first piece of what sponsors say will be a long-term fiscal plan that may also include taxes and budget cuts.

Pet of the week
Little is a 10-month-old spayed female malemute who is described as playful and smart, and who needs lots of attention and exercise.

Around town

Losing a pet is not a trivial matter for many
Gypsy had been my loyal companion for over 16 years. She had slept with her head on my pillow after my divorce, licking the tears off my face. She went everywhere with me in the car, including sitting on my lap all the way from Alaska to Massachusetts and back. We had walked, hiked, biked and skied together. She had seen parts of my psyche and soul no one else had, and still loved me unconditionally. Now she lay on my husband's lap in our living room, semi-comatose, while the veterinarian prepared the injection to end her life. Even though I had begun the grieving process, and worked with my grief therapist on ``letting go'' of Gypsy, the depth of my sadness was profound. We had already discussed what we wanted to do with her body, and the weather cooperated. We loaded her into the backpack, hiked up to one of her favorite meadows, and laid her out in the fairy-like world of dense underbrush under a tall tree. There I hugged her an said my last goodbyes. It has been over six years since that sad day, and I still feel an ache in my heart as I write about it.

Pet of the week
Little is a 10-month-old spayed female malemute who is described as playful and smart, and who needs lots of attention and exercise.

Weddings
Erica Lynn Leegard and Jason Anthony Soza are engaged to be married, with a ceremony planned late this summer in Juneau.

Local watershed organizations join up to form statewide group
Water flows downhill and people arrange themselves along waterways. We accumulate in larger and larger quantities as the rivers make their ways through the countryside; homesteads becoming settlements developing into towns, citie

Local watershed organizations join up to form statewide group
Water flows downhill and people arrange themselves along waterways. We accumulate in larger and larger quantities as the rivers make their ways through the countryside; homesteads becoming settlements developing into towns, citie

Losing a pet is not a trivial matter for many
Gypsy had been my loyal companion for over 16 years. She had slept with her head on my pillow after my divorce, licking the tears off my face. She went everywhere with me in the car, including sitting on my lap all the way from Alaska to Massachusetts and back. We had walked, hiked, biked and skied together. She had seen parts of my psyche and soul no one else had, and still loved me unconditionally. Now she lay on my husband's lap in our living room, semi-comatose, while the veterinarian prepared the injection to end her life. Even though I had begun the grieving process, and worked with my grief therapist on ``letting go'' of Gypsy, the depth of my sadness was profound. We had already discussed what we wanted to do with her body, and the weather cooperated. We loaded her into the backpack, hiked up to one of her favorite meadows, and laid her out in the fairy-like world of dense underbrush under a tall tree. There I hugged her an said my last goodbyes. It has been over six years since that sad day, and I still feel an ache in my heart as I write about it.

Obituaries
Mary Katherine Shaw

Around town

Around town

Obituaries
Mary Katherine Shaw

Weddings
Erica Lynn Leegard and Jason Anthony Soza are engaged to be married, with a ceremony planned late this summer in Juneau.

Briefly

Around town

Briefly

Briefly

Arts profile
Ken Leghorn: Symphony violinist and wilderness guide

Arts profile
Ken Leghorn: Symphony violinist and wilderness guide

A bug's life
It may be the weirdest love story in history - a philosophical cockroach who falls for a sassy, free-spirited alley cat.

Entertainment calendar

Art comes in small packages at new exhibit
Think small. Michael Hunter, who manages The Big Picture gallery at Lyle's Home Furnishings, offered that challenge to a half-dozen artists who display their work at The Big Picture.

A bug's life
It may be the weirdest love story in history - a philosophical cockroach who falls for a sassy, free-spirited alley cat.

Entertainment calendar

Art comes in small packages at new exhibit
Think small. Michael Hunter, who manages The Big Picture gallery at Lyle's Home Furnishings, offered that challenge to a half-dozen artists who display their work at The Big Picture.

Briefly

Tour industry, state feud over marketing money
Tourism's ``new millennium plan'' is in a troubled infancy, judging from testimony before a legislative committee today.

Police and fire blotter

Anchorage price tag: $16 million
ANCHORAGE - The avalanches and storms that swept through Southcentral Alaska recently cost an estimated $16 million in property damage and cleanup, according to Gov. Tony Knowles.

Police and fire blotter

Anchorage price tag: $16 million
ANCHORAGE - The avalanches and storms that swept through Southcentral Alaska recently cost an estimated $16 million in property damage and cleanup, according to Gov. Tony Knowles.

State and local briefly

New school calendar stirs protest
The proposed calendar for the next school year is too long, the Juneau School Board said Tuesday night.

Tesoro may close oil refinery in Kenai
ANCHORAGE - Tesoro Petroleum Corp. will consider closing its Kenai refinery as a way to bring the company's Alaska operations back to profitability, company executives said Wednesday.

Prices at the pump probably will climb
NEW YORK - As Lydia Gamos filled up her fuel tank, she refueled her complaints about rising gas prices.

Child care provider charged in death of baby
ANCHORAGE - An Anchorage child-care provider faces a manslaughter charge for allegedly shaking a 9-month-old boy so hard last week he died of his injuries, police said Wednesday.

Appeal turns AFN against governor
ANCHORAGE - The state's largest Native organization is condemning Gov. Tony Knowles for his plans to appeal a landmark subsistence lawsuit.

New plans would give money to public schools
Two plans to give schools more money are facing the Legislature.

State and local briefly

Champion of Native rights remembered
Every Feb. 16, Elizabeth Peratrovich Day is observed in Alaska.

Shooting leaves family in shock
FAIRBANKS - Former Fairbanks resident Tina Wood was one of those people who drew the world to her, said her mother. She was bright, friendly, and could do just about anything, from play the piano to cut her children's hair.

Plan taps Permafund
A new plan to spend some Alaska Permanent Fund earnings on state government is on the table.

Appeal turns AFN against governor
ANCHORAGE - The state's largest Native organization is condemning Gov. Tony Knowles for his plans to appeal a landmark subsistence lawsuit.

GOP leaders frown on Knowles' supplementary budget request
One politician's under-funding is another's overspending.

Shooting leaves family in shock
FAIRBANKS - Former Fairbanks resident Tina Wood was one of those people who drew the world to her, said her mother. She was bright, friendly, and could do just about anything, from play the piano to cut her children's hair.

Ketchikan tribe wants out of SEARHC
In an effort to keep patients closer to home, the Ketchikan Indian Corp. has asked the federal Indian Health Services to switch funding for patients to Ketchikan General Hospital.

State and local briefly

Ketchikan tribe wants out of SEARHC
In an effort to keep patients closer to home, the Ketchikan Indian Corp. has asked the federal Indian Health Services to switch funding for patients to Ketchikan General Hospital.

High school wants own report card from community
Juneau-Douglas High School is asking the public to grade the school, and teachers are asking themselves how to improve it.

GOP leaders frown on Knowles' supplementary budget request
One politician's under-funding is another's overspending.

Anchorage considers rental car tax
ANCHORAGE - The Anchorage Assembly is sending a rental car tax to the city's voters.

Plan taps Permafund
A new plan to spend some Alaska Permanent Fund earnings on state government is on the table.

Police and fire blotter

Champion of Native rights remembered
Every Feb. 16, Elizabeth Peratrovich Day is observed in Alaska.

Prices at the pump probably will climb
NEW YORK - As Lydia Gamos filled up her fuel tank, she refueled her complaints about rising gas prices.

New plans would give money to public schools
Two plans to give schools more money are facing the Legislature.

Group that fought A-J mine takes on airport expansion
An environmental watchdog that's been lying low since it fought the Alaska Juneau gold mine's plans to reopen is showing considerable interest in the Juneau Airport's plans to expand.

Child care provider charged in death of baby
ANCHORAGE - An Anchorage child-care provider faces a manslaughter charge for allegedly shaking a 9-month-old boy so hard last week he died of his injuries, police said Wednesday.

High school wants own report card from community
Juneau-Douglas High School is asking the public to grade the school, and teachers are asking themselves how to improve it.

Tesoro may close oil refinery in Kenai
ANCHORAGE - Tesoro Petroleum Corp. will consider closing its Kenai refinery as a way to bring the company's Alaska operations back to profitability, company executives said Wednesday.

Tour industry, state feud over marketing money
Tourism's ``new millennium plan'' is in a troubled infancy, judging from testimony before a legislative committee today.

State and local briefly

Anchorage considers rental car tax
ANCHORAGE - The Anchorage Assembly is sending a rental car tax to the city's voters.

Police and fire blotter

Group that fought A-J mine takes on airport expansion
An environmental watchdog that's been lying low since it fought the Alaska Juneau gold mine's plans to reopen is showing considerable interest in the Juneau Airport's plans to expand.

New school calendar stirs protest
The proposed calendar for the next school year is too long, the Juneau School Board said Tuesday night.

Bush fakes effort at campaign reform
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post:

Schulz' life work made us all smile
It was an eerie coincidence said some, a fine piece of symmetry said others. Charles M. Schulz died in his sleep just as the last ``Peanuts'' was loaded onto the last trucks for the last home delivery. His life and his work were completed on the same day, sharing the same national curtain call.

Kenneth Thomas will not be forgotten
Letter by Ada Patterson

Standards meet assessments in graduation test
If your neighborhood high school sophomore acts a bit more studious in the next couple of weeks, then the experiment is working.

Kenneth Thomas will not be forgotten
Letter by Ada Patterson

Our waterways are links, not barriers
Letter by Amy Paige

A modified plan for distributing the Fund
Letter by Larry Slone

No threats made following Thomas' death
Letter by George Paul

Bush fakes effort at campaign reform
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post:

Word of mouth

State needs better argument to bed with BP
Letter by Mark Regan

Schulz' life work made us all smile
It was an eerie coincidence said some, a fine piece of symmetry said others. Charles M. Schulz died in his sleep just as the last ``Peanuts'' was loaded onto the last trucks for the last home delivery. His life and his work were completed on the same day, sharing the same national curtain call.

Editorial opposing tax cap was correct
Letter by Mary Lou Knickerbocker

Standards meet assessments in graduation test
If your neighborhood high school sophomore acts a bit more studious in the next couple of weeks, then the experiment is working.

There are better ways to get tourist dollars
Letter by Guy J. Crockroft

Our waterways are links, not barriers
Letter by Amy Paige

State needs better argument to bed with BP
Letter by Mark Regan

No threats made following Thomas' death
Letter by George Paul

Editorial opposing tax cap was correct
Letter by Mary Lou Knickerbocker

Word of mouth

There are better ways to get tourist dollars
Letter by Guy J. Crockroft

Word of mouth

A modified plan for distributing the Fund
Letter by Larry Slone

Word of mouth

What's wrong with kids who skateboard?
Marla Carr

What's wrong with kids who skateboard?
Marla Carr

Quest mushers head to Dawson City
FAIRBANKS - Canadian musher Thomas Tetz held a narrow lead this morning as the top teams in the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race traveled in a pack on their way to Dawson City.

Race heats up between Berry and Butteri
FAIRBANKS - The Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race was shaping up this morning as a duel between the top two mushers.

Juneau boys host Ketchikan
Last weekend the Juneau-Douglas boys basketball team got a much needed weekend off.

Local skiers speed through Alyeska downhill
Eaglecrest Ski Area doesn't have enough vertical feet to support a downhill course, but that didn't stop members of the Juneau Ski Club from placing well at the Alyeska Cup in Girdwood Tuesday and Wednesday.

Race heats up between Berry and Butteri
FAIRBANKS - The Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race was shaping up this morning as a duel between the top two mushers.

Quest mushers head to Dawson City
FAIRBANKS - Canadian musher Thomas Tetz held a narrow lead this morning as the top teams in the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race traveled in a pack on their way to Dawson City.

Duke starts new Cameron winning streak
DURHAM, N.C. - No. 3 Duke avenged its first home loss in more than three years in convincing fashion Wednesday night, getting 19 points from Jason Williams and 17 each from Nate James and Juneau's Carlos Boozer in a 101-68 victory over Florida State.

Duke starts new Cameron winning streak
DURHAM, N.C. - No. 3 Duke avenged its first home loss in more than three years in convincing fashion Wednesday night, getting 19 points from Jason Williams and 17 each from Nate James and Juneau's Carlos Boozer in a 101-68 victory over Florida State.

Wrangell edges KayHi to First City title
Cody Angerman hit four 3-pointers in the third quarter and scored a game-high 23 points Saturday to lead the No. 8 Wrangell boys basketball team to a 54-51 victory over the host Ketchikan Kings in the championship game of the 2000 First City Prep Shootout at Ketchikan's Clarke Cochrane Gymnasium.

Juneau boys host Ketchikan
Last weekend the Juneau-Douglas boys basketball team got a much needed weekend off.

Wrangell edges KayHi to First City title
Cody Angerman hit four 3-pointers in the third quarter and scored a game-high 23 points Saturday to lead the No. 8 Wrangell boys basketball team to a 54-51 victory over the host Ketchikan Kings in the championship game of the 2000 First City Prep Shootout at Ketchikan's Clarke Cochrane Gymnasium.

Sports calendar

Sports calendar

Local skiers speed through Alyeska downhill
Eaglecrest Ski Area doesn't have enough vertical feet to support a downhill course, but that didn't stop members of the Juneau Ski Club from placing well at the Alyeska Cup in Girdwood Tuesday and Wednesday.

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