Monday, February 21, 2000

Grocery prices may rise due to high cost of oil
Experts said the oil shortage could cause prices at the pump this summer to rise to $1.50 per gallon in the Northeast and $2 or more in California. It may also add a few pennies to the cost of basic grocery items, from soup to nuts.

Grocery prices may rise due to high cost of oil
Experts said the oil shortage could cause prices at the pump this summer to rise to $1.50 per gallon in the Northeast and $2 or more in California. It may also add a few pennies to the cost of basic grocery items, from soup to nuts.

Around town

Obituaries
Damian Eckhout

Around town

Around town

Around town

Obituaries
Damian Eckhout

Presidential straw poll meant less this year
The timing of Alaska's straw poll, in late January, was intended to draw Republican candidates to the state.

Presidential straw poll meant less this year
The timing of Alaska's straw poll, in late January, was intended to draw Republican candidates to the state.

Decision 2000
WASHINGTON - Alaskans can expect big changes a year from now, no matter who is elected president Nov. 7.

Decision 2000
WASHINGTON - Alaskans can expect big changes a year from now, no matter who is elected president Nov. 7.

Inside out

Inside out

Snow-shovelers in demand
VALDEZ - A dire need for snow shovelers has produced a small economic boom here.

Cleanup leads to criminal charges
ANCHORAGE - An Anchorage company has been charged with federal pollution crimes for its cleanup work at the former Alaska Pulp Corp. mill in Sitka.

UA tuition stays same for now
The University of Alaska will hold off for now on tuition increases planned for the summer of 2001 so that proliferating course fees may be studied.

Does it pay to be a state employee these days?
You can't buy as much with the average state worker's paycheck as you used to, a state study says.

City's Human Rights Commission fields complaints, honors citizens
The city's Human Rights Commission is looking to honor two people in the community who have been involved in furthering human rights.

Audit reveals jet problems
LOS ANGELES - The McDonnell Douglas plant that built the Alaska Airlines jet that crashed last month was targeted in the early 1990s by an audit that found workers signed off on incomplete work, performed unauthorized repairs and used out-of-date blueprints, according to a Los Angeles Times report.

Empire offers $20,000 Year 2000 scholarship
One baby born in the Year 2000 will be the beneficiary of a $20,000 scholarship from the Juneau Empire.

Young's conservation bill attracts Democrats
ANCHORAGE - - More than half of the U.S. House has signed onto a conservation bill introduced by Alaska Rep. Don Young. But in a departure from the norm for Young, a measure with his name on it is appealing more to Democrats than to his fellow Republicans.

Fairbanks shelter seeks home for abandoned boa constrictor
FAIRBANKS - It may not have the appeal of a puppy or kitten, but workers at the Fairbanks North Star Borough Animal Shelter say an abandoned boa constrictor is gentle, easy-going and looking for a good home.

Police and fire blotter

Cars hit head-on in N. Douglas
The drivers of two vehicles that crashed head-on about 7:45 a.m. today on an icy North Douglas Highway were taken by ambulance to Bartlett Regional Hospital.

Fairbanks shelter seeks home for abandoned boa constrictor
FAIRBANKS - It may not have the appeal of a puppy or kitten, but workers at the Fairbanks North Star Borough Animal Shelter say an abandoned boa constrictor is gentle, easy-going and looking for a good home.

Kenai schools face threat of closure
SOLDOTNA - The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is looking at a $3 million shortfall that may eventually force the closure of several schools.

State and local briefly

Police and fire blotter

Cleanup leads to criminal charges
ANCHORAGE - An Anchorage company has been charged with federal pollution crimes for its cleanup work at the former Alaska Pulp Corp. mill in Sitka.

A new home for Juneau's officers
Police say their new, $10.3-million station on Alaway Avenue has definite benefits for Juneau residents.

Clarification

Police and fire blotter

Cars hit head-on in N. Douglas
The drivers of two vehicles that crashed head-on about 7:45 a.m. today on an icy North Douglas Highway were taken by ambulance to Bartlett Regional Hospital.

State and local briefly

Agreement reached on disaster relief bill
The journey of the most heavily traveled bill of the 21st Legislature may soon be over.

Clarification

City's Human Rights Commission fields complaints, honors citizens
The city's Human Rights Commission is looking to honor two people in the community who have been involved in furthering human rights.

Agreement reached on disaster relief bill
The journey of the most heavily traveled bill of the 21st Legislature may soon be over.

From life cycle to lore of salmon
Students in Matt LeGassick's science class at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School were drawing salmon and writing stories last week. But it doesn't mean they've abandoned the scientific method.

From life cycle to lore of salmon
Students in Matt LeGassick's science class at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School were drawing salmon and writing stories last week. But it doesn't mean they've abandoned the scientific method.

Kenai schools face threat of closure
SOLDOTNA - The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is looking at a $3 million shortfall that may eventually force the closure of several schools.

JDHS science champs head to national contest
Now they know what it's like to be a salmon getting through a sea of predators. A team of Juneau-Douglas High School students recently survived a day of nerve-wracking questions about oceanography and will represent Alaska in the National Ocean Sciences Bowl.

JDHS science champs head to national contest
Now they know what it's like to be a salmon getting through a sea of predators. A team of Juneau-Douglas High School students recently survived a day of nerve-wracking questions about oceanography and will represent Alaska in the National Ocean Sciences Bowl.

Company calls for subsidizing Internet use
KOTZEBUE - The telephone utility for northwest Alaska wants the federal government to subsidize Internet use in the region, saying online access has become a necessity of modern life.

Does it pay to be a state employee these days?
You can't buy as much with the average state worker's paycheck as you used to, a state study says.

Subsistence appears dead again
There was little hope Alaska would find a solution to its decade-long subsistence dilemma this year when the Legislature gaveled in a month ago.

Subsistence appears dead again
There was little hope Alaska would find a solution to its decade-long subsistence dilemma this year when the Legislature gaveled in a month ago.

Legislative update

Empire offers $20,000 Year 2000 scholarship
One baby born in the Year 2000 will be the beneficiary of a $20,000 scholarship from the Juneau Empire.

State and local briefly

A new home for Juneau's officers
Police say their new, $10.3-million station on Alaway Avenue has definite benefits for Juneau residents.

Police and fire blotter

UA tuition stays same for now
The University of Alaska will hold off for now on tuition increases planned for the summer of 2001 so that proliferating course fees may be studied.

Legislative update

$100,000 goes to local trails
Juneau has scored more than $100,000 of $500,000 in statewide trail project grants announced by Gov. Tony Knowles.

State and local briefly

Audit reveals jet problems
LOS ANGELES - The McDonnell Douglas plant that built the Alaska Airlines jet that crashed last month was targeted in the early 1990s by an audit that found workers signed off on incomplete work, performed unauthorized repairs and used out-of-date blueprints, according to a Los Angeles Times report.

Young's conservation bill attracts Democrats
ANCHORAGE - - More than half of the U.S. House has signed onto a conservation bill introduced by Alaska Rep. Don Young. But in a departure from the norm for Young, a measure with his name on it is appealing more to Democrats than to his fellow Republicans.

Snow-shovelers in demand
VALDEZ - A dire need for snow shovelers has produced a small economic boom here.

Company calls for subsidizing Internet use
KOTZEBUE - The telephone utility for northwest Alaska wants the federal government to subsidize Internet use in the region, saying online access has become a necessity of modern life.

$100,000 goes to local trails
Juneau has scored more than $100,000 of $500,000 in statewide trail project grants announced by Gov. Tony Knowles.

Word of mouth

Word of mouth

Some lucky baby will get a scholarship
Newspapers have a vested interest in guarding the literacy and education of our young people. We need readers, and we want our readers to ca

Word of mouth

State should have paid for trips
Lt. Gov. Fran Ulmer, Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Michele Brown and Rep. John Harris traveled to New Orleans last October for the christening of the new oil tanker Arco Endeavor. Atlantic Richfield Co. paid for the trip.

BP merger lacking on several fronts
The Legislature's Special Joint Committee on Mergers recently heard from BP Amoco executives, the Administration, and the oil industry economists and antitrust legal experts that the Legislature hired on whether a merger between BP and Arco is in Alaska's best interest. Despite agreeing on many of the basic facts and analysis, I was amazed that these speakers could reach opposite conclusions. How could this be?

Making room for smoking lawyers
Just when you think the War on Smoking cannot possibly get any more entertaining, up pops a new batch of lawyers to save the day.

State should have paid for trips
Lt. Gov. Fran Ulmer, Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Michele Brown and Rep. John Harris traveled to New Orleans last October for the christening of the new oil tanker Arco Endeavor. Atlantic Richfield Co. paid for the trip.

My turn
Psychologists, educators and philosophers sometimes debate the idea of ``intelligence.'' We all understand what is meant when we say someone is intelligent or not. But just what it is, and how it comes about, is still debatable.

Making room for smoking lawyers
Just when you think the War on Smoking cannot possibly get any more entertaining, up pops a new batch of lawyers to save the day.

Denali KidCare could be slashed in committee
Letter by Michael D. Christenson

Some lucky baby will get a scholarship
Newspapers have a vested interest in guarding the literacy and education of our young people. We need readers, and we want our readers to ca

BP merger lacking on several fronts
The Legislature's Special Joint Committee on Mergers recently heard from BP Amoco executives, the Administration, and the oil industry economists and antitrust legal experts that the Legislature hired on whether a merger between BP and Arco is in Alaska's best interest. Despite agreeing on many of the basic facts and analysis, I was amazed that these speakers could reach opposite conclusions. How could this be?

My turn
Psychologists, educators and philosophers sometimes debate the idea of ``intelligence.'' We all understand what is meant when we say someone is intelligent or not. But just what it is, and how it comes about, is still debatable.

Word of mouth

Denali KidCare could be slashed in committee
Letter by Michael D. Christenson

Duke clinches ACC title
Growing up in the Midwest, Chris Carrawell dreamed of not playing in the Big Ten but of winning an Atlantic Coast Conference championship. Now, the Duke senior has four titles.

Juneau boys earn a King of a sweep
If Saturday night's Juneau-Ketchikan boys basketball game was a heavyweight title fight, then each boxer landed a flurry of punches in the first half.

Duke clinches ACC title
Growing up in the Midwest, Chris Carrawell dreamed of not playing in the Big Ten but of winning an Atlantic Coast Conference championship. Now, the Duke senior has four titles.

Sports in Juneau

Quest rookie earns respect on trail
DAWSON CITY, Yukon Territory - Hugh Neff is the life of the party.

Zirkle holds narrow slender lead in Quest
FAIRBANKS - Aliy Zirkle of Two Rivers was holding a tenuous one-hour lead in the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race today as the front-runners moved toward the Pelly Crossing checkpoint, 362 miles from the finish line at Whitehorse.

Juneau boys earn a King of a sweep
If Saturday night's Juneau-Ketchikan boys basketball game was a heavyweight title fight, then each boxer landed a flurry of punches in the first half.

Juneau's Bicknell plugging along
DAWSON CITY, Yukon Territory -- The message posted on the board at the checkpoint here in this Yukon River town said Deborah Bicknell left the mouth of the Fortymile River at 12:55 p.m. Sunday afternoon.The next line read: ``She expects it to be a long run into town.''

KayHi hopes Brown returns team to glory
When he was younger, John Brown was definitely Ketchikan's King of the basketball court.

Zirkle holds narrow slender lead in Quest
FAIRBANKS - Aliy Zirkle of Two Rivers was holding a tenuous one-hour lead in the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race today as the front-runners moved toward the Pelly Crossing checkpoint, 362 miles from the finish line at Whitehorse.

Sports calendar

Juneau's Bicknell plugging along
DAWSON CITY, Yukon Territory -- The message posted on the board at the checkpoint here in this Yukon River town said Deborah Bicknell left the mouth of the Fortymile River at 12:55 p.m. Sunday afternoon.The next line read: ``She expects it to be a long run into town.''

Ketchikan girls give Crimson Bears a spanking
Maybe this Ketchikan girls basketball team is for real.

Sports calendar

KayHi hopes Brown returns team to glory
When he was younger, John Brown was definitely Ketchikan's King of the basketball court.

Quest rookie earns respect on trail
DAWSON CITY, Yukon Territory - Hugh Neff is the life of the party.

Sports in Juneau

Ketchikan girls give Crimson Bears a spanking
Maybe this Ketchikan girls basketball team is for real.

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