Tuesday, February 22, 2000

On the Move

Hearthside Books approaches 25th anniversary
Hearthside Books is making its seventh move or opening this week by consolidating its Nugget Mall bookstore and toy store into a space vacated by Jay Jacobs.

Hearthside Books approaches 25th anniversary
Hearthside Books is making its seventh move or opening this week by consolidating its Nugget Mall bookstore and toy store into a space vacated by Jay Jacobs.

Business profile: Dot Ensley
Dot Ensley, Co-owner, Klondike Down Factory Outlet.

Anchors away at the mall
The well-known problems with anchor tenants in Juneau's foremost shopping malls might have given a misleading impression of the malls' health, say their merchants and marketing directors.

On the Move

Business profile: Dot Ensley
Dot Ensley, Co-owner, Klondike Down Factory Outlet.

Anchors away at the mall
The well-known problems with anchor tenants in Juneau's foremost shopping malls might have given a misleading impression of the malls' health, say their merchants and marketing directors.

Around the clock

Around the clock

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.

Stiff wind prevents on-time landing for Endeavour
SPACE CENTER, Houston (AP) - Stiff wind prevented space shuttle Endeavour from ending its Earth-mapping mission on time today, but NASA was hopeful the weather in Florida would improve for another try around sunset.

Stiff wind prevents on-time landing for Endeavour
SPACE CENTER, Houston (AP) - Stiff wind prevented space shuttle Endeavour from ending its Earth-mapping mission on time today, but NASA was hopeful the weather in Florida would improve for another try around sunset.

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.

Obituaries
Lauraine C. Gerhard, Jessie May Kilroy

Around town

Around town

Obituaries
Lauraine C. Gerhard, Jessie May Kilroy

Around town

Around town

Hudson plugs budget-planning plan
Last year, Rep. Bill Hudson was gravely earnest about the need for the Legislature to tackle the difference between state spending and revenues.

Clarification

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.

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.

State and local briefly

Clarification

Plane crashes near Kotzebue; pilot suffers minor injuries
ANCHORAGE - A pilot with Cape Smythe Air Service came away with minor injuries after his twin-engine plane crashed on the sea ice about three miles from the Kotzebue Airport.

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.

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.

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

Police and fire blotter

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.

Yakutat leashes in stray dog problem
There are often more dogs than people wandering through downtown Yakutat on a winter afternoon.

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.

Mother, 1 child drown
A Juneau woman and her son drowned in an accident Monday afternoon at a pond on North Douglas Highway.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

State and local briefly

$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

Walling out drugs: Grant offers ways to keep Gustavus youths busy
Bored Gustavus students are ready to climb the walls.

Woman killed in wreck
A woman who helped raise many children in Juneau died in a vehicle crash Monday night. Her husband is in serious condition in a Seattle hospital today.

Police and fire blotter

USFS allows small memorials
The controversy over private memorials in National Forests has been resolved - with an exception in favor of Alaska.

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.

Correction
Due to incorrect information provided to the Empire, Friday's Police and Fire blotter said that in a two-vehicle accident reported about 7:45 a.m. Friday, both drivers were cited. Actually, the woman driver was cited. The man was not.

INS arrests illegal workers
UNALASKA - Federal immigration agents have arrested what they say were 20 illegal workers on fishing boats that tied up at Dutch Harbor over the past week.

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.

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.

Police and fire blotter

$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.

USFS allows small memorials
The controversy over private memorials in National Forests has been resolved - with an exception in favor of Alaska.

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

Hudson plugs budget-planning plan
Last year, Rep. Bill Hudson was gravely earnest about the need for the Legislature to tackle the difference between state spending and revenues.

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.

Tribe loses fight over hunting
WASHINGTON - A Nooksack Indian Tribe member charged with illegally hunting elk on public land in Washington state lost a Supreme Court appeal today.

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.

Mother, 1 child drown
A Juneau woman and her son drowned in an accident Monday afternoon at a pond on North Douglas Highway.

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.

INS arrests illegal workers
UNALASKA - Federal immigration agents have arrested what they say were 20 illegal workers on fishing boats that tied up at Dutch Harbor over the past week.

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.

Plane crashes near Kotzebue; pilot suffers minor injuries
ANCHORAGE - A pilot with Cape Smythe Air Service came away with minor injuries after his twin-engine plane crashed on the sea ice about three miles from the Kotzebue Airport.

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.

Correction
Due to incorrect information provided to the Empire, Friday's Police and Fire blotter said that in a two-vehicle accident reported about 7:45 a.m. Friday, both drivers were cited. Actually, the woman driver was cited. The man was not.

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.

Walling out drugs: Grant offers ways to keep Gustavus youths busy
Bored Gustavus students are ready to climb the walls.

Police and fire blotter

Woman killed in wreck
A woman who helped raise many children in Juneau died in a vehicle crash Monday night. Her husband is in serious condition in a Seattle hospital today.

Yakutat leashes in stray dog problem
There are often more dogs than people wandering through downtown Yakutat on a winter afternoon.

Tribe loses fight over hunting
WASHINGTON - A Nooksack Indian Tribe member charged with illegally hunting elk on public land in Washington state lost a Supreme Court appeal today.

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.

Reimbursement is legal and correct
Letter by Avrum Gross, Wilson Condon, Norman Gorsuch and Grace Schaible

Word of mouth

Word of mouth

Word of mouth

A plea for extended bus service
Letter by Wendall F. Bishop

Word of mouth

Reimbursement is legal and correct
Letter by Avrum Gross, Wilson Condon, Norman Gorsuch and Grace Schaible

The high cost of unproven cancer `cures'
This time the insurance company is right.

The high cost of unproven cancer `cures'
This time the insurance company is right.

A plea for extended bus service
Letter by Wendall F. Bishop

Ice tragedy
Tragedy struck a family out on an outing Monday afternoon, when two children broke through the ice at Fish Creek on North Douglas. One of them died, along with his mother, who had gone to his rescue.

Ice tragedy
Tragedy struck a family out on an outing Monday afternoon, when two children broke through the ice at Fish Creek on North Douglas. One of them died, along with his mother, who had gone to his rescue.

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

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

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?

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?

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'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.''

Sports in Juneau

Seahawks sign Chiefs defensive back and former Alaskan Reggie Tongue
SEATTLE (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks have signed Kansas City defensive back Reggie Tongue to a five-year contract worth an estimated $15 million, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported today.

Sports in Juneau

Zirkle stretches Quest lead as mushers leave Carmacks
FAIRBANKS - Aliy Zirkle has stretched her lead to nearly two hours in the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race.

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.''

Southeast musher a good sport
WHITEHORSE, Yukon Territory -- The only Southeast musher entered in the only Southeast sled dog race went home with an award, though it wasn't for speed.

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.

Seahawks sign Chiefs defensive back and former Alaskan Reggie Tongue
SEATTLE (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks have signed Kansas City defensive back Reggie Tongue to a five-year contract worth an estimated $15 million, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported today.

Southeast musher a good sport
WHITEHORSE, Yukon Territory -- The only Southeast musher entered in the only Southeast sled dog race went home with an award, though it wasn't for speed.

Zirkle stretches Quest lead as mushers leave Carmacks
FAIRBANKS - Aliy Zirkle has stretched her lead to nearly two hours in the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race.

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