Monday, February 28, 2000

Marijuana ingredient may fight brain cancer
NEW YORK (AP) - Marijuana-like drugs eradicated some brain cancers in rats and helped other animals live longer, possibly hinting at a new approach for treating the disease, researchers say.

Marijuana ingredient may fight brain cancer
NEW YORK (AP) - Marijuana-like drugs eradicated some brain cancers in rats and helped other animals live longer, possibly hinting at a new approach for treating the disease, researchers say.

Obituaries
Raymond L. Caldwell Sr., Rose Tsuyo Komatsubara

Obituaries
Jeff Watson

Around town

Around town

Around town

Obituaries
Raymond L. Caldwell Sr., Rose Tsuyo Komatsubara

Around town

Obituaries
Jeff Watson

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Inside out

Inside out

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.

Stranded cargo ship freed
Divers today are checking the condition of a large cargo vessel that was refloated this morning after it spent about two days aground on a mud flat in Icy Bay.

Noise plans under scrutiny
Plans for a quieter 2000 tourist season for Juneau range from having flightseeing operators fly higher to having them avoid recreation areas - if they want to.

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.

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.

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.

Police and fire blotter

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.

An Alaskan trek that saved the snowmobile
MINNEAPOLIS - Forty years ago, Edgar Hetteen set out with three companions on a 1,200-mile trek across the Alaskan wilderness in a last-ditch effort to save the motorized sled he felt was the key to his company's future.

Alaska among top U.S. adventures
WASHINGTON - From the folks who brought you the world's top treks, now comes the 100 best adventures in America - from rafting the Grand Canyon to canoeing the Niobara River in Nebraska.

Woman's history Month looks at change, pushes for more
Things have changed for women - but not enough and not fast enough, according to University of Alaska Southeast Professor Sue Koester.

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

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.

Fairbanks mine plans to open
FAIRBANKS - Kinross Gold Corp. estimates it will spend more than $30 million to bring its True North gold prospect on line during the next three years.

State and local briefly

Noise plans under scrutiny
Plans for a quieter 2000 tourist season for Juneau range from having flightseeing operators fly higher to having them avoid recreation areas - if they want to.

Airport plan: More free parking time
Air travelers will find parking fees going both up and down at the Juneau Airport this spring - and they may be dodging construction work for a few weeks.

Airport plan: More free parking time
Air travelers will find parking fees going both up and down at the Juneau Airport this spring - and they may be dodging construction work for a few weeks.

Juneau musher wins Red Lantern on Yukon Quest
Even though she's been driving dog teams for more than 40 years, the Yukon Quest was a learning experience for Juneau's Deborah Bicknell.

Cruise line ups stops in Glacier Bay
VALDEZ - Increased cruise ship access to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in Southeast Alaska will be costing Valdez this summer as a port of call for Holland America Line Westours.

Cruise line ups stops in Glacier Bay
VALDEZ - Increased cruise ship access to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in Southeast Alaska will be costing Valdez this summer as a port of call for Holland America Line Westours.

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.

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.

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

Legislative update
UPCOMING HEARINGS

Police and fire blotter

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.

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.

State and local briefly

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.

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.

Legislative update
UPCOMING HEARINGS

Stranded cargo ship freed
Divers today are checking the condition of a large cargo vessel that was refloated this morning after it spent about two days aground on a mud flat in Icy Bay.

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.

Woman's history Month looks at change, pushes for more
Things have changed for women - but not enough and not fast enough, according to University of Alaska Southeast Professor Sue Koester.

Police and fire blotter

Fairbanks mine plans to open
FAIRBANKS - Kinross Gold Corp. estimates it will spend more than $30 million to bring its True North gold prospect on line during the next three years.

Alaska among top U.S. adventures
WASHINGTON - From the folks who brought you the world's top treks, now comes the 100 best adventures in America - from rafting the Grand Canyon to canoeing the Niobara River in Nebraska.

An Alaskan trek that saved the snowmobile
MINNEAPOLIS - Forty years ago, Edgar Hetteen set out with three companions on a 1,200-mile trek across the Alaskan wilderness in a last-ditch effort to save the motorized sled he felt was the key to his company's future.

Juneau musher wins Red Lantern on Yukon Quest
Even though she's been driving dog teams for more than 40 years, the Yukon Quest was a learning experience for Juneau's Deborah Bicknell.

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.

Word of mouth

Word of mouth

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.

Word of mouth

Budget balanced on back of the poor
Letter by James Gee

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

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.

Unwelcome tourism changes sought
Failure to address problems connected with growth of the cruise ship industry resulted in adoption of a passenger

Photo in poor taste
Letter by Jennifer Mannix

Addictive cash from tobacco settlement
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post:

Giving credit to mom
Letter by Laura Wallrath

Unwelcome tourism changes sought
Failure to address problems connected with growth of the cruise ship industry resulted in adoption of a passenger

Shame on Empire
Letter by Doug Wessen

Shame on Empire
Letter by Doug Wessen

Word of mouth

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.

Addictive cash from tobacco settlement
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post:

Budget balanced on back of the poor
Letter by James Gee

Giving credit to mom
Letter by Laura Wallrath

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

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.

Clark wasn't running in place on her treadmill
A treadmill?

Clark wasn't running in place on her treadmill
A treadmill?

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sports briefly

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.

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