Friday, February 18, 2000

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.

US Airways: Boeing withheld info that could have prevented crash
SEATTLE - US Airways officials have accused Boeing Co. of withholding flight test data they say could have prevented a plane crash near Pittsburgh in 1994 that killed all 132 people aboard.

US Airways: Boeing withheld info that could have prevented crash
SEATTLE - US Airways officials have accused Boeing Co. of withholding flight test data they say could have prevented a plane crash near Pittsburgh in 1994 that killed all 132 people aboard.

Obituaries
Mary Katherine Shaw

How much do you know about eagles?
Did you know that, unlike most mammals, birds have color vision?

School calendar

School calendar

Best bets
Wolves and monsters can be seen in Juneau this weekend. Peabody's Monster and the Panhandle Crabgrass Revival are among the groups performing for a benefit for Tryphena Adams, starting about 7 p.m. Sunday at the Alaskan Hotel and Bar

FYI

Neighbors briefly

How much do you know about eagles?
Did you know that, unlike most mammals, birds have color vision?

FYI

Secondhand smoke is as hazardous as smoking
Ever been around a smoker? Do you know that when you are around people who smoke, you are smoking too?

Secondhand smoke is as hazardous as smoking
Ever been around a smoker? Do you know that when you are around people who smoke, you are smoking too?

Around town

Around town

Around town

Around town

Best bets
Wolves and monsters can be seen in Juneau this weekend. Peabody's Monster and the Panhandle Crabgrass Revival are among the groups performing for a benefit for Tryphena Adams, starting about 7 p.m. Sunday at the Alaskan Hotel and Bar

Neighbors briefly

Obituaries
Mary Katherine Shaw

Entertainment calendar

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.

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.

Briefly

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.

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

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.

State and local briefly

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

Southcentral designated disaster area after slides
ANCHORAGE - President Clinton has declared avalanche-damaged areas of Southcentral Alaska a federal disaster area.

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

Citizens call for more reviews of airport wetlands
The Federal Aviation Administration is the next agency in line to look at an environmental assessment of Juneau Airport development plans. Those plans include building 1,000-foot-long safety areas at either end of the runway, filling in wetlands for new aviation development and installing approach lighting and an access road.

Police and fire blotter

Gas tax increase would help cities cover costs
Paying more at the pump could mean fewer bumps down the road if a new tax proposal has enough gas to make it through the Legislature.

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.

Financier: Alaska could be at turning point for investment
Alaska has the talent, though perhaps not yet the mind-set, to create a vibrant high-technology sector through ``angel'' investments in homegrown business start-ups, says Dr. George Kozmetsky, founder of the nation's largest venture capital organization.

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.

Bill's challenge: How to let towns become cities without going broke
There's just something unpalatable about what state lawyers tell Rep. Fred Dyson he needs to call the new class of town he wants to create.

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

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

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

FTC aims to oust state from BP battle
ANCHORAGE - The Federal Trade Commission says the state of Alaska has no place in the court fight over B-P Amoco's proposed takeover of Atlantic Richfield Co.

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

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

Southcentral designated disaster area after slides
ANCHORAGE - President Clinton has declared avalanche-damaged areas of Southcentral Alaska a federal disaster area.

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.

Citizens call for more reviews of airport wetlands
The Federal Aviation Administration is the next agency in line to look at an environmental assessment of Juneau Airport development plans. Those plans include building 1,000-foot-long safety areas at either end of the runway, filling in wetlands for new aviation development and installing approach lighting and an access road.

Police and fire blotter

FTC aims to oust state from BP battle
ANCHORAGE - The Federal Trade Commission says the state of Alaska has no place in the court fight over B-P Amoco's proposed takeover of Atlantic Richfield Co.

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.

Police and fire blotter

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

Bill's challenge: How to let towns become cities without going broke
There's just something unpalatable about what state lawyers tell Rep. Fred Dyson he needs to call the new class of town he wants to create.

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

Financier: Alaska could be at turning point for investment
Alaska has the talent, though perhaps not yet the mind-set, to create a vibrant high-technology sector through ``angel'' investments in homegrown business start-ups, says Dr. George Kozmetsky, founder of the nation's largest venture capital organization.

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.

Gas tax increase would help cities cover costs
Paying more at the pump could mean fewer bumps down the road if a new tax proposal has enough gas to make it through the Legislature.

Police and fire blotter

Gaming plan killed
The sponsor of a bill that would allow for video gambling in Alaska asked for a hit Thursday, and it looks like his hand went bust.

Career change gives Juneau a veteran doctor
At age 33, Sarah Isto came to a fork in the road. Actually, she faced three choices, three possible careers: teaching, law or medicine.

Career change gives Juneau a veteran doctor
At age 33, Sarah Isto came to a fork in the road. Actually, she faced three choices, three possible careers: teaching, law or medicine.

Gaming plan killed
The sponsor of a bill that would allow for video gambling in Alaska asked for a hit Thursday, and it looks like his hand went bust.

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.

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.

Money defines guilt?
Letter by Juan MacFarlane

Our waterways are links, not barriers
Letter by Amy Paige

Word of mouth

Word of mouth

UAS gains little in contract negotiations
Last month I had one of those weeks I'd rather forget: Instead of a planned trip to sunny Los Angeles, I spent the week in frigid Fairbanks.

Word of mouth

Video gambling? No thanks
It is well-advised that legislators deep-six legislation that would allow video gambling operations to be set up across the state. Alaska has much more to lose than to gain if House Bill 182 was passed into law.

No threats made following Thomas' death
Letter by George Paul

Analyze before cutting firefighters/EMTs
Letter by Mark S. Johnson

Knowles made the right decision on access
Letter by Mark Rorick

Money defines guilt?
Letter by Juan MacFarlane

Our waterways are links, not barriers
Letter by Amy Paige

Knowles made the right decision on access
Letter by Mark Rorick

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.

Word of mouth

No threats made following Thomas' death
Letter by George Paul

UAS gains little in contract negotiations
Last month I had one of those weeks I'd rather forget: Instead of a planned trip to sunny Los Angeles, I spent the week in frigid Fairbanks.

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.

Video gambling? No thanks
It is well-advised that legislators deep-six legislation that would allow video gambling operations to be set up across the state. Alaska has much more to lose than to gain if House Bill 182 was passed into law.

Analyze before cutting firefighters/EMTs
Letter by Mark S. Johnson

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.

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.

Berry first to reach Dawson
DAWSON CITY, Yukon Territory - Leaders in the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race were resting Friday at the event's halfway point.

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.

Masters swimmers travel to Anchorage
The largest contingent of masters swimmers in Juneau's history went to Anchorage this weekend Alaska Masters Short Course Yards State Championships at Bartlett High School Swimming Pool. The meet is today and Saturday.

Sports calendar

Sports in Juneau

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

Janowiec pulls sweep at Alyeska Cup races
Juneau Ski Club's Callan Janowiec handily won two super-G races at the Alyeska Cup in Girdwood Thursday.

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.

Berry first to reach Dawson
DAWSON CITY, Yukon Territory - Leaders in the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race were resting Friday at the event's halfway point.

Juneau girls face Kayhi for region lead
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball team has had plenty of time to mull over its two surprising losses to the Colony Knights during homecoming weekend.

Juneau girls face Kayhi for region lead
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball team has had plenty of time to mull over its two surprising losses to the Colony Knights during homecoming weekend.

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.

Women's tourney cancelled
Lack of out-of-town teams and competition from neighboring tournaments has forced the cancellation of the Lewis Motors Women's Basketball Tournament.

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.

Masters swimmers travel to Anchorage
The largest contingent of masters swimmers in Juneau's history went to Anchorage this weekend Alaska Masters Short Course Yards State Championships at Bartlett High School Swimming Pool. The meet is today and Saturday.

Sports calendar

Sports in Juneau

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.

Janowiec pulls sweep at Alyeska Cup races
Juneau Ski Club's Callan Janowiec handily won two super-G races at the Alyeska Cup in Girdwood Thursday.

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

Petersburg swimmer has heart
Jon McKay of Petersburg's Viking Swim Club gave no indications that he was only two months removed from heart surgery by his performance at the Mike Smithers-Southeast Alaska Regional Swimming Championships last weekend at Juneau's Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool.

Women's tourney cancelled
Lack of out-of-town teams and competition from neighboring tournaments has forced the cancellation of the Lewis Motors Women's Basketball Tournament.

Petersburg swimmer has heart
Jon McKay of Petersburg's Viking Swim Club gave no indications that he was only two months removed from heart surgery by his performance at the Mike Smithers-Southeast Alaska Regional Swimming Championships last weekend at Juneau's Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool.

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