Thursday, February 24, 2000

State Senate tries to limit high court powers
The state Senate wants to change the Alaska Constitution to make it easier to change the constitution.

Consumer group finds dangerous lead in candles
WASHINGTON (AP) - Couples who light candles for a romantic dinner - or because the power goes out - could put enough lead into the air to endanger small children, said a study released Thursday by a consumer advocacy group.

Consumer group finds dangerous lead in candles
WASHINGTON (AP) - Couples who light candles for a romantic dinner - or because the power goes out - could put enough lead into the air to endanger small children, said a study released Thursday by a consumer advocacy group.

State Senate tries to limit high court powers
The state Senate wants to change the Alaska Constitution to make it easier to change the constitution.

Weddings
Denise Liccioli and Clifford Stone

Pet of the week

Weddings
Denise Liccioli and Clifford Stone

Around town

Thank you . . .

Thank you . . .

Planning a garden while the snow flies
The approach of spring has our phone ringing every day. People are excited about the new season, they all have plans and everybody wants to get going right away. The variety of subjects is a wide as the number of gardeners.

Pet of the week

Dzantik'i Heeni honor roll
The following is the honor roll for Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School during the most recent quarter.

Briefly

Around town

Dzantik'i Heeni honor roll
The following is the honor roll for Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School during the most recent quarter.

Planning a garden while the snow flies
The approach of spring has our phone ringing every day. People are excited about the new season, they all have plans and everybody wants to get going right away. The variety of subjects is a wide as the number of gardeners.

Briefly

Arts profile
Paul Hill: 'Bones in Church

Art on paper
Juneau artists Paula Gregovich and Charles Buggs share a ripping and shredding approach to making art.

Art on paper
Juneau artists Paula Gregovich and Charles Buggs share a ripping and shredding approach to making art.

New web site available for Juneau music info
A few minutes on the Internet could help you decide what band to see next weekend. And the next time a band needs a player for a gig, Bill Kozlowski hopes they look at www.juneaumusic.com.

New web site available for Juneau music info
A few minutes on the Internet could help you decide what band to see next weekend. And the next time a band needs a player for a gig, Bill Kozlowski hopes they look at www.juneaumusic.com.

Arts profile
Paul Hill: 'Bones in Church

Entertainment calendar

Entertainment calendar

Comedian's message: 'Lighten up a bit'
Comedian Derrick Cameron has seen America's sense of humor change over the 14 years he's been performing. He's hoping it'll change again.

Comedian's message: 'Lighten up a bit'
Comedian Derrick Cameron has seen America's sense of humor change over the 14 years he's been performing. He's hoping it'll change again.

SEARHC names Brewer as president
The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium has selected SEARHC Senior Vice President Ken Brewer to succeed Ethel Lund as president of the regional Native health organization.

Thousands of families may lose child-care checks
Some Alaska families may soon get letters telling them to find another way to pay for child care.

Community to come together to remember drowning victims
Services for drowning victims Luann Lynn Spiech, 34, and her son Kelvin, 10, will be held Friday and Saturday in the Mendenhall Valley.

Mattel's new Barbie goes Alaska Native
When Vicki Soboleff first saw Tlingit Barbie, she was annoyed. But after further thought, she was impressed.

Court: No charge in tribes' custody control
ANCHORAGE - The U.S. Supreme Court will not review a state court ruling giving Alaska Native tribes equal standing with the state to decide child custody disputes between tribal members.

Police and fire blotter

City aims to ax 40 from payroll
At least 40 of Juneau's Health and Social Services Department mental health workers will lose their jobs as a result of the city manager's decision to get out of the mental health and chemical dependency business.

Supreme Court refuses to hear Alaska case
ANCHORAGE - The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to not hear an appeal of an Alaska Supreme Court ruling upholding the state's restrictive campaign-finance law.

Supreme Court refuses to hear Alaska case
ANCHORAGE - The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to not hear an appeal of an Alaska Supreme Court ruling upholding the state's restrictive campaign-finance law.

State and local briefly

Hunters offered cash for wolves
ANCHORAGE - Gov. Tony Knowles has not yet decided if he will allow the state Department of Fish and Game to take steps to reduce the number of wolves near the Interior village of McGrath, according to spokesman Bob King.

Police and fire blotter

State and local briefly

Mattel's new Barbie goes Alaska Native
When Vicki Soboleff first saw Tlingit Barbie, she was annoyed. But after further thought, she was impressed.

Road backers take case to Legislature
The road-versus-ferry fight has moved to the Legislature.

Unions, state agree on contracts
The state has reached tentative labor agreements with all 12 of its employee unions.

Grussendorf announces plan to leave House
After 20 years in the Legislature, Rep. Ben Grussendorf wants to take some time away from politics and walk his dog.

Debris from meteorite found in Yukon Territory
ANCHORAGE - Debris from a meteorite that flashed in the sky over the Yukon Territory last month has been found on a snow-covered lake on the Klondike Highway.

Disaster aid bill in jeopardy
A bill aimed at re-defining the term disaster crashed on the floor of the state House on Wednesday.

Court: No charge in tribes' custody control
ANCHORAGE - The U.S. Supreme Court will not review a state court ruling giving Alaska Native tribes equal standing with the state to decide child custody disputes between tribal members.

Voters may decide whether to ease restrictions on changing constitution
The state Senate wants to change the Alaska Constitution to make it easier to change the constitution.

Police and fire blotter

Alaska wins federal judge's approval to defend oil company merger in court
SAN FRANCISCO - The state of Alaska can join the defense of the $30 billion merger between oil giants BP Amoco PLC and Atlantic Richfield Co., a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

SEARHC names Brewer as president
The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium has selected SEARHC Senior Vice President Ken Brewer to succeed Ethel Lund as president of the regional Native health organization.

Alaska wins federal judge's approval to defend oil company merger in court
SAN FRANCISCO - The state of Alaska can join the defense of the $30 billion merger between oil giants BP Amoco PLC and Atlantic Richfield Co., a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

Disaster aid bill in jeopardy
A bill aimed at re-defining the term disaster crashed on the floor of the state House on Wednesday.

Man involved in bus collision expected to recover
A Juneau man injured in a two-vehicle crash Monday night is in stable condition today in a Seattle hospital. Services have not been scheduled yet for his wife, who died in the collision.

Community to come together to remember drowning victims
Services for drowning victims Luann Lynn Spiech, 34, and her son Kelvin, 10, will be held Friday and Saturday in the Mendenhall Valley.

State and local briefly

Grussendorf announces plan to leave House
After 20 years in the Legislature, Rep. Ben Grussendorf wants to take some time away from politics and walk his dog.

New bill would help make police stop kids' drinking parties
Search warrants could apply to any sort of violation of the law, including underage drinking, under a bill filed by state Rep. Andrew Halcro.

City aims to ax 40 from payroll
At least 40 of Juneau's Health and Social Services Department mental health workers will lose their jobs as a result of the city manager's decision to get out of the mental health and chemical dependency business.

Road backers take case to Legislature
The road-versus-ferry fight has moved to the Legislature.

Debris from meteorite found in Yukon Territory
ANCHORAGE - Debris from a meteorite that flashed in the sky over the Yukon Territory last month has been found on a snow-covered lake on the Klondike Highway.

Man involved in bus collision expected to recover
A Juneau man injured in a two-vehicle crash Monday night is in stable condition today in a Seattle hospital. Services have not been scheduled yet for his wife, who died in the collision.

Unions, state agree on contracts
The state has reached tentative labor agreements with all 12 of its employee unions.

State and local briefly

Hunters offered cash for wolves
ANCHORAGE - Gov. Tony Knowles has not yet decided if he will allow the state Department of Fish and Game to take steps to reduce the number of wolves near the Interior village of McGrath, according to spokesman Bob King.

New bill would help make police stop kids' drinking parties
Search warrants could apply to any sort of violation of the law, including underage drinking, under a bill filed by state Rep. Andrew Halcro.

Thousands of families may lose child-care checks
Some Alaska families may soon get letters telling them to find another way to pay for child care.

Voters may decide whether to ease restrictions on changing constitution
The state Senate wants to change the Alaska Constitution to make it easier to change the constitution.

Police and fire blotter

Word of mouth

More public involvement needed on trail survey
Letter by Ron Wood

Make it less complicated to pay taxes
Tax-cut proposals are flying fast and furiously these days. Each of the four leading presidential contenders has endorsed some combination

Tattletales not appreciated
Letter by Emil West

Trail survey comments: No commercial use
Letter by Judy Crondahl

Word of mouth

Cover up Cosmo cover
Letter by Bill Elkinton

So much hype in `reality' programming
In those ever-so-romantic split-seconds of courtship, Rick Rockwell told his bride, ``It's not fair that you didn't get to ask me all those questions, and I didn't get put on the spot.''

Word of mouth

Where's the hue and cry over gas prices?
The following editorial appeared in last Friday's Philadelphia Inquirer:

A mockery of marriage
The following editorial appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer last Thursday

Cover up Cosmo cover
Letter by Bill Elkinton

Make it less complicated to pay taxes
Tax-cut proposals are flying fast and furiously these days. Each of the four leading presidential contenders has endorsed some combination

Tattletales not appreciated
Letter by Emil West

More public involvement needed on trail survey
Letter by Ron Wood

Word of mouth

Trail survey comments: No commercial use
Letter by Judy Crondahl

Where's the hue and cry over gas prices?
The following editorial appeared in last Friday's Philadelphia Inquirer:

So much hype in `reality' programming
In those ever-so-romantic split-seconds of courtship, Rick Rockwell told his bride, ``It's not fair that you didn't get to ask me all those questions, and I didn't get put on the spot.''

A mockery of marriage
The following editorial appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer last Thursday

Klawock girls sweep Yakutat
Jasmine James scored 17 points as the No. 5 Yakutat Eagles held off the No. 9 Klawock Chieftains for a 43-36 victory Wednesday in Region V-Class 2A girls basketball action in Klawock.

Mount Edgecumbe girls claim Barrow Invitational title
The Mount Edgecumbe girls basketball team claimed the championship of the Barrow Whaler Invitational on Saturday, posting a perfect 3-0 record to win the round-robin tournament for the second straight year.

Duke wins fourth straight ACC title
Duke clinched its fourth straight Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title, then offered apologies to its preseason doubters.

Dog care leads Zirkle to Quest tite
The teacher-student ratio can be a factor in getting a good education. Alaska musher Aliy Zirkle showed that the handler-dog ratio can make a similar difference in sled dog racing.

Zirkle becomes first woman to win Yukon Quest
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska musher Aliy Zirkle has become the first woman to win the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race.

Middle school agate
MIDDLE SCHOOL WRESTLING

Zirkle becomes first woman to win Yukon Quest
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska musher Aliy Zirkle has become the first woman to win the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race.

Klawock girls sweep Yakutat
Jasmine James scored 17 points as the No. 5 Yakutat Eagles held off the No. 9 Klawock Chieftains for a 43-36 victory Wednesday in Region V-Class 2A girls basketball action in Klawock.

Sports calendar

Dog care leads Zirkle to Quest tite
The teacher-student ratio can be a factor in getting a good education. Alaska musher Aliy Zirkle showed that the handler-dog ratio can make a similar difference in sled dog racing.

JSC skiers qualify 19 for Junior Olympics
Three Juneau Ski Club members won overall titles at the Alyeska Cup at Alyeska Resort in Girdwood last weekend, and 19 local skiers were named to Alaska's Junior Olympic Ski Team.

Sports calendar

Duke wins fourth straight ACC title
Duke clinched its fourth straight Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title, then offered apologies to its preseason doubters.

Mount Edgecumbe girls claim Barrow Invitational title
The Mount Edgecumbe girls basketball team claimed the championship of the Barrow Whaler Invitational on Saturday, posting a perfect 3-0 record to win the round-robin tournament for the second straight year.

JSC skiers qualify 19 for Junior Olympics
Three Juneau Ski Club members won overall titles at the Alyeska Cup at Alyeska Resort in Girdwood last weekend, and 19 local skiers were named to Alaska's Junior Olympic Ski Team.

Middle school agate
MIDDLE SCHOOL WRESTLING

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