Saturday, February 26, 2000

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.

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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.

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Community briefly

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Thank you. . .

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

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

Around town

Around town

Best bets

Community briefly

Best bets

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Clarification

State and local briefly

Clarification

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Police and fire blotter

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.

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.

Police and fire blotter

Giving credit to mom
Letter by Laura Wallrath

Word of mouth

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

Giving credit to mom
Letter by Laura Wallrath

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.

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.

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

Word of mouth

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.

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.

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.

Sports in Juneau

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

'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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