Friday, February 25, 2000

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.

Flood stricken Mozambique braces itself for more water
PALMEIRA, Mozambique (AP) - Heavy rains Friday filled rivers in Zimbabwe and South Africa to overflowing, meaning a fresh wave of misery was headed downstream for flood-weary Mozambique.

Flood stricken Mozambique braces itself for more water
PALMEIRA, Mozambique (AP) - Heavy rains Friday filled rivers in Zimbabwe and South Africa to overflowing, meaning a fresh wave of misery was headed downstream for flood-weary Mozambique.

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.

Weddings
Jennifer Mosley and Antoine Cuadras, Carrie Baxter and John Graham

Ex-Peace Corps volunteers visit students
Many of the 40 or 50 Juneauites who are returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) will be visiting Juneau classrooms between Feb. 28 and March 17, bringing the world home to students, encouraging the study of geography, promoting cultural awareness and illustrating the value of service. Every year in early March, Peace Corps Day commemorates the founding of the Peace Corps in 1961 during the presidency of John F. Kennedy.

Weddings
Jennifer Mosley and Antoine Cuadras, Carrie Baxter and John Graham

Around town

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Ex-Peace Corps volunteers visit students
Many of the 40 or 50 Juneauites who are returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) will be visiting Juneau classrooms between Feb. 28 and March 17, bringing the world home to students, encouraging the study of geography, promoting cultural awareness and illustrating the value of service. Every year in early March, Peace Corps Day commemorates the founding of the Peace Corps in 1961 during the presidency of John F. Kennedy.

Community briefly

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Around town

Community briefly

FYI

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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.

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.

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.

Arts profile
Paul Hill: 'Bones in Church

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.

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.

Entertainment calendar

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.

Police and fire blotter

SeaLife Center plagued by tank leaks
SEWARD - The three most popular displays at the Alaska SeaLife Center were closed for much of this month while workers bored holes in concrete, tested paints and put dye in tanks to try to figure out where the giant tubs of seawater at the two-year-old $56 million center are leaking.

House readies for testimony on budget
The spreadsheets are starting to pile up in the state House as subcommittees finish up initial work on departmental budgets.

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.

Clarification

State and local briefly

NTSB report: Fatal 1997 crash caused by ice, weight imbalance
ANCHORAGE - A plane crash off Barrow that killed eight people in 1997 was likely caused by improper fuel loading and ice buildup, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.

Governor won't OK wolf hunts
ANCHORAGE - Gov. Tony Knowles says he won't approve any wolf kill programs around McGrath and the Nelchina Basin without more study.

Legislature may resurrect bill to allow video gambling
A bill to expand gambling in Alaska may be coming back to life.

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.

Layoffs stir ire over city management
A meeting of city officials and Health and Social Services department staff generated a lot of heat Thursday as the city manager attempted to shed light on his plan to lay off most of the department.

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.

Ski team comes to rescue of family trapped by flipped van
ANCHORAGE - Members of the Seward cross-country ski team paused on their way to the biggest meet of the season to help free five children and their mother who were trapped when their minivan overturned.

State and local briefly

SeaLife Center plagued by tank leaks
SEWARD - The three most popular displays at the Alaska SeaLife Center were closed for much of this month while workers bored holes in concrete, tested paints and put dye in tanks to try to figure out where the giant tubs of seawater at the two-year-old $56 million center are leaking.

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.

Local groups to step in to fill city's void
When Juneau's Department of Health and Social Services drops its involvement in the community's mental health and chemical dependency programs, other agencies are expected to absorb the department's patient and client case load.

Local groups to step in to fill city's void
When Juneau's Department of Health and Social Services drops its involvement in the community's mental health and chemical dependency programs, other agencies are expected to absorb the department's patient and client case load.

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.

State and local briefly

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.

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

BP may sell off Arco's Alaska assets
A national newspaper today reported a new twist in BP-Amoco's attempt to take over Atlantic Richfield Co., known in Alaska as Arco.

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

Police and fire blotter

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

BP may sell off Arco's Alaska assets
A national newspaper today reported a new twist in BP-Amoco's attempt to take over Atlantic Richfield Co., known in Alaska as Arco.

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

State and local briefly

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.

House readies for testimony on budget
The spreadsheets are starting to pile up in the state House as subcommittees finish up initial work on departmental budgets.

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.

Clarification

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.

NTSB report: Fatal 1997 crash caused by ice, weight imbalance
ANCHORAGE - A plane crash off Barrow that killed eight people in 1997 was likely caused by improper fuel loading and ice buildup, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.

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.

Legislature may resurrect bill to allow video gambling
A bill to expand gambling in Alaska may be coming back to life.

Police and fire blotter

Layoffs stir ire over city management
A meeting of city officials and Health and Social Services department staff generated a lot of heat Thursday as the city manager attempted to shed light on his plan to lay off most of the department.

Ski team comes to rescue of family trapped by flipped van
ANCHORAGE - Members of the Seward cross-country ski team paused on their way to the biggest meet of the season to help free five children and their mother who were trapped when their minivan overturned.

Governor won't OK wolf hunts
ANCHORAGE - Gov. Tony Knowles says he won't approve any wolf kill programs around McGrath and the Nelchina Basin without more study.

Police and fire blotter

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

Word of mouth

Tattletales not appreciated
Letter by Emil West

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 lesson in the finer points of Geezerhood
I'm not sure just when Geezerhood begins. Most likely it is a personal thing, settling upon some earlier than others. My current studies indicate the onset occurs, in most cases, around age 60.

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

Word of mouth

Giving credit to mom
Letter by Laura Wallrath

Farewell to Juneau
If you live in Juneau long enough, you know that people come and go from this place - a lot. All of Alaska is like this: Quite a few of us stay for 10 years or so, leave for a few years, and eventually get that irrepressible urge to come back, especially to this beautiful little city by the sea.

Word of mouth

Noise complaints not being handled well
Letter by Ray C. Preston

Cover up Cosmo cover
Letter by Bill Elkinton

Giving credit to mom
Letter by Laura Wallrath

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 lesson in the finer points of Geezerhood
I'm not sure just when Geezerhood begins. Most likely it is a personal thing, settling upon some earlier than others. My current studies indicate the onset occurs, in most cases, around age 60.

Tattletales not appreciated
Letter by Emil West

Word of mouth

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

Noise complaints not being handled well
Letter by Ray C. Preston

Farewell to Juneau
If you live in Juneau long enough, you know that people come and go from this place - a lot. All of Alaska is like this: Quite a few of us stay for 10 years or so, leave for a few years, and eventually get that irrepressible urge to come back, especially to this beautiful little city by the sea.

Cover up Cosmo cover
Letter by Bill Elkinton

Eligibility ruling could affect UAF, Strong
FAIRBANKS -- The Pacific West Conference is checking into the eligibility of a player from Southeast Alaska on the Montana State-Billings team and the outcome of the investigation could have an impact on the post-season hopes of the University of Alaska Fairbanks men's basketball team.

Middle school agate
MIDDLE SCHOOL WRESTLING

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 in Juneau

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.

Native games link back to culture
Picture, if you will, an arctic winter day hundreds of years ago when Yup'ik Eskimo men gathered in the Qasgiq -- or men's house, where all the unmarried men lived -- to while away a stormy day with some athletic competition.

UAA, UAF sweep Hawaii teams
After starting the season with a 2-7 record, the University of Alaska Fairbanks men's basketball team will play for the Pac West Conference, Pacific Division, title Saturday after winning its game Thursday night.

UAA, UAF sweep Hawaii teams
After starting the season with a 2-7 record, the University of Alaska Fairbanks men's basketball team will play for the Pac West Conference, Pacific Division, title Saturday after winning its game Thursday night.

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.

'King of the Ring' boxing showdown is tonight
For the first time in almost a decade, boxing is back in Juneau.

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.

Eligibility ruling could affect UAF, Strong
FAIRBANKS -- The Pacific West Conference is checking into the eligibility of a player from Southeast Alaska on the Montana State-Billings team and the outcome of the investigation could have an impact on the post-season hopes of the University of Alaska Fairbanks men's basketball team.

Middle school agate
MIDDLE SCHOOL WRESTLING

Sports in Juneau

Native games link back to culture
Picture, if you will, an arctic winter day hundreds of years ago when Yup'ik Eskimo men gathered in the Qasgiq -- or men's house, where all the unmarried men lived -- to while away a stormy day with some athletic competition.

'King of the Ring' boxing showdown is tonight
For the first time in almost a decade, boxing is back in Juneau.

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