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Sunday, February 27, 2000

Obituaries
Jeff Watson

Around town

Around town

Obituaries
Jeff Watson

Inside out

Married to a dog addict
The sign on the back of Yukon musher Darren Kinvig's dog truck reads ``sponsored by Mrs. Leanne Kinvig.'' In truth, most mushers are sponsored in some way by their spouses.

Inside out

Married to a dog addict
The sign on the back of Yukon musher Darren Kinvig's dog truck reads ``sponsored by Mrs. Leanne Kinvig.'' In truth, most mushers are sponsored in some way by their spouses.

The Dog Days of Winter
As Jim Stanford loaded 12 dogs into his truck for the Trail of '98 Sled Dog Race, the three left behind barked and strained against their chains, begging to go too.

Mushing Myths and Trail Tales
Like hunters and fishermen, any musher has a few good tales to tell.

The Dog Days of Winter
As Jim Stanford loaded 12 dogs into his truck for the Trail of '98 Sled Dog Race, the three left behind barked and strained against their chains, begging to go too.

Mushing Myths and Trail Tales
Like hunters and fishermen, any musher has a few good tales to tell.

FAA lacks inspection urgency
WASHINGTON - After the recent Alaska Airlines crash, airlines quickly embraced a federal order to inspect a suspect part on hundreds of jetliners, saying that the reviews should ease any concern among the flying public.

Alyeska cuts off fiber-optic firm
ANCHORAGE - Operators of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline have severed their $225 million contract with Kanas Telecom Inc., claiming the company's fiber-optic cable is not reliable enough to run the 800-mile pipeline.

Another approach to equity in public schools
Sharing stories of bias and feelings of exclusion could be a way for the Juneau School District to start addressing the longstanding gap between Native and white academic achievement, some educators believe.

Police and fire blotter

B.C. meteorite deemed a scientific bonanza
ANCHORAGE - The meteorite that blew apart over a frozen lake in northern British Columbia last month was an extremely rare, carbon-rich type that offers a ``golden opportunity'' to learn about the origins of life, according to NASA officials.

State and local briefly

Going after crimes
By the time Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines admitted to breaking federal pollution laws in Southeast waters, the company didn't have to worry about criminal charges coming from Alaska.

Students try to break new ground at science fair
Bonnie Moeller and Leah Wilson wanted to know if the school district was freezing their brains. Toby Harbanuk wondered if triangular trusses make a stronger bridge. Lev Tobias and his partners hoped a raven could ask for a toy by name.

Going after crimes
By the time Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines admitted to breaking federal pollution laws in Southeast waters, the company didn't have to worry about criminal charges coming from Alaska.

Another approach to equity in public schools
Sharing stories of bias and feelings of exclusion could be a way for the Juneau School District to start addressing the longstanding gap between Native and white academic achievement, some educators believe.

Family, friends mourn
The mood at the funeral of Luann Spiech and her son Kelvin mirrored the afternoon outside: overcast, with the sun repeatedly trying to break through.

What to do when the ice is thin
Occupational drowning, when a fisherman falls or is washed overboard or a boat sinks, is all too common in Alaska.

Legislative update
UPCOMING HEARINGS

Family, friends mourn
The mood at the funeral of Luann Spiech and her son Kelvin mirrored the afternoon outside: overcast, with the sun repeatedly trying to break through.

Alyeska cuts off fiber-optic firm
ANCHORAGE - Operators of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline have severed their $225 million contract with Kanas Telecom Inc., claiming the company's fiber-optic cable is not reliable enough to run the 800-mile pipeline.

Students try to break new ground at science fair
Bonnie Moeller and Leah Wilson wanted to know if the school district was freezing their brains. Toby Harbanuk wondered if triangular trusses make a stronger bridge. Lev Tobias and his partners hoped a raven could ask for a toy by name.

Police and fire blotter

State and local briefly

B.C. meteorite deemed a scientific bonanza
ANCHORAGE - The meteorite that blew apart over a frozen lake in northern British Columbia last month was an extremely rare, carbon-rich type that offers a ``golden opportunity'' to learn about the origins of life, according to NASA officials.

What to do when the ice is thin
Occupational drowning, when a fisherman falls or is washed overboard or a boat sinks, is all too common in Alaska.

Legislative update
UPCOMING HEARINGS

FAA lacks inspection urgency
WASHINGTON - After the recent Alaska Airlines crash, airlines quickly embraced a federal order to inspect a suspect part on hundreds of jetliners, saying that the reviews should ease any concern among the flying public.

Pay for contracts with long-term plan
The state's tentative labor agreements with its employee unions and non-union workers will cost an additional $25 million this year, while at the same time the state's facing an $800 million shortfall and the Republican-led Legislature wants to cut $30 million out of the budget.

In war of smart appliances, we're toast
Recently The Washington Post printed an article explaining how the appliance manufacturers plan to drive consumers insane.

Giving credit to mom
Letter by Laura Wallrath

Pay for contracts with long-term plan
The state's tentative labor agreements with its employee unions and non-union workers will cost an additional $25 million this year, while at the same time the state's facing an $800 million shortfall and the Republican-led Legislature wants to cut $30 million out of the budget.

In war of smart appliances, we're toast
Recently The Washington Post printed an article explaining how the appliance manufacturers plan to drive consumers insane.

Photo in poor taste
Letter by Jennifer Mannix

Photo in poor taste
Letter by Jennifer Mannix

Giving credit to mom
Letter by Laura Wallrath

Shame on Empire
Letter by Doug Wessen

Shame on Empire
Letter by Doug Wessen

Word of mouth

Word of mouth

Iditarod champion King returns to racing roots
KENAI -- In the increasingly modern world of competitive dog mushing, a three-time Iditarod champion is looking to the sport's old ways for an advantage this year.

UAF falls 79-76 to BYU-Hawaii
The University of Alaska Fairbanks men's bas

Sports briefly

Alaskan wins U.S. marathon trial
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A 37-year-old Anchorage pathologist will be the sole female marathoner representing the United States in the Sydney Olympics.

Alaskan wins U.S. marathon trial
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A 37-year-old Anchorage pathologist will be the sole female marathoner representing the United States in the Sydney Olympics.

Iditarod champion King returns to racing roots
KENAI -- In the increasingly modern world of competitive dog mushing, a three-time Iditarod champion is looking to the sport's old ways for an advantage this year.

St. John's hands Duke 83-82 loss
DURHAM, N.C. -- This time, No. 2 Duke didn't pass coach Mike Krzyzewski's annual late-season test.

St. John's hands Duke 83-82 loss
DURHAM, N.C. -- This time, No. 2 Duke didn't pass coach Mike Krzyzewski's annual late-season test.

Kings for a day
The scene at the `King of the Ring' boxing event Friday night at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall could have been anywhere - Philly, Las Vegas, New York, Juneau. Scantily-clad ring girls strut on five-inch heels, cups of beer foam and lusty fans scream for blood.

Sports briefly

UAF falls 79-76 to BYU-Hawaii
The University of Alaska Fairbanks men's bas

Kings for a day
The scene at the `King of the Ring' boxing event Friday night at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall could have been anywhere - Philly, Las Vegas, New York, Juneau. Scantily-clad ring girls strut on five-inch heels, cups of beer foam and lusty fans scream for blood.

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