Thursday, March 2, 2000

One killed, four critically wounded in shootings
WILKINSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A man set his apartment on fire today, shot lunchtime customers at two fast-food restaurants, then holed up in an office building before surrendering. One person was killed and at least four critically injured.

No change now for Tongass in new road policy
Maintaining existing roads will be a higher priority than building new ones in national forests, U.S. Forest Service Chief Mike Dombeck announced today.

No change now for Tongass in new road policy
Maintaining existing roads will be a higher priority than building new ones in national forests, U.S. Forest Service Chief Mike Dombeck announced today.

One killed, four critically wounded in shootings
WILKINSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A man set his apartment on fire today, shot lunchtime customers at two fast-food restaurants, then holed up in an office building before surrendering. One person was killed and at least four critically injured.

Around town

Weddings
Jeanna McGregor and Jonathan Burkholder

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Correction
Due to unclear information provided to the Empire, the obituary for Frederick Griffin in Tuesday's paper gave the wrong address to contact the family. The correct information is P.O. Box 33286, Juneau, 99803.

Around town

Weddings
Jeanna McGregor and Jonathan Burkholder

Obituaries
Claudia Ann Valley, Bob L. Fagg

Pet of the week
Sunny can be seen patrolling the aisles of the Wee Fishie Shoppe or nesting in one of the cat trees. Staff describe him as a ``talker, friendly and affectionate.'' He is a red neutered male tabby who gets along well with other cats. To adopt Sunny, make arrangements through the Gastineau Humane Society, 7705 Glacier Highway, or phone 789-0260.

The start of a new season approaches
Margaret and I walked through the nursery this week looking at our collection of trees and shrubs, pulling primrose plants out of pots and checking roots, kicking frozen soil and making plans. This is a very hopeful time of the year; the overwintered stock looks great, all budded up and ready for a burst into spring.

The start of a new season approaches
Margaret and I walked through the nursery this week looking at our collection of trees and shrubs, pulling primrose plants out of pots and checking roots, kicking frozen soil and making plans. This is a very hopeful time of the year; the overwintered stock looks great, all budded up and ready for a burst into spring.

Briefly

Obituaries
Claudia Ann Valley, Bob L. Fagg

Pet of the week
Sunny can be seen patrolling the aisles of the Wee Fishie Shoppe or nesting in one of the cat trees. Staff describe him as a ``talker, friendly and affectionate.'' He is a red neutered male tabby who gets along well with other cats. To adopt Sunny, make arrangements through the Gastineau Humane Society, 7705 Glacier Highway, or phone 789-0260.

Correction
Due to unclear information provided to the Empire, the obituary for Frederick Griffin in Tuesday's paper gave the wrong address to contact the family. The correct information is P.O. Box 33286, Juneau, 99803.

Entertainment calendar

JAHC show celebrates artists' specialties
In the end, it comes down to beauty.

Exposing another side of Mae West
Sometimes it takes a double life to expose a double life.

Exposing another side of Mae West
Sometimes it takes a double life to expose a double life.

High school toes are tappin'
Rising stars and falling stars cross on ``42nd Street.''

Arts profile
Marsha Buck: Juneau Pride Chorus

Entertainment calendar

JAHC show celebrates artists' specialties
In the end, it comes down to beauty.

Arts profile
Marsha Buck: Juneau Pride Chorus

Young storyteller to take the stage
All kids love to tell stories, but for Anna-Noel Sonnenschein, a 9-year-old from Anchorage, spinning a good yarn is becoming a career.

Young storyteller to take the stage
All kids love to tell stories, but for Anna-Noel Sonnenschein, a 9-year-old from Anchorage, spinning a good yarn is becoming a career.

High school toes are tappin'
Rising stars and falling stars cross on ``42nd Street.''

Art shows offer range of styles
Artists and brothers Dan and Ken DeRoux blend realism with imagination, but in very different ways.

Art shows offer range of styles
Artists and brothers Dan and Ken DeRoux blend realism with imagination, but in very different ways.

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Plan for $25K dividends gets legislator's attention
The only person to testify on a measure that would send $25,000 out to every Alaskan liked the idea.

Backers resurrect tales of those lost to push for stricter water safety law
Ghosts of fishermen, little girls and old friends haunted the state House on Wednesday.

Oil prices climb to 10-year high
ANCHORAGE - The price of North Slope crude oil has topped the $30-per-barrel mark for the first time since late 1990, when the nation was on the verge of going to war in the Persian Gulf.

State and local briefly

Backers resurrect tales of those lost to push for stricter water safety law
Ghosts of fishermen, little girls and old friends haunted the state House on Wednesday.

Ex-Alaskan deemed unfit to undergo trial for murder of wife, four children
WARRENSBURG, Mo. - A former Anchorage resident charged with the fatal shootings of his wife and four children last month has been found mentally incompetent to stand trial.

Leaders plan to slow down surging oil prices
LONDON - Oil ministers from Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and Mexico agreed today that oil exporting countries should boost production to ease global oil prices from their highest levels in nine years.

Driver cited in Twin Lakes rollover
Two teen-agers escaped serious injury Tuesday afternoon when their car skidded off Glacier Highway and rolled down an embankment next to Twin Lakes. One was cited for speeding.

Juneau hopes to correct count in this year's census
Juneau was undercounted in the last 10-year census by 3,000 people, the city believes, and it wants to change that in the 2000 census.

Subsistence 4 convicted, fined
Juneau residents with ties to two local Native groups showed their support of four subsistence protesters by competing to pay the fines imposed on them Tuesday when they were convicted of illegal fishing.

Juneau pilot heads back to Africa for flood relief
On Friday, pilot Bob Reinaker will return to Mozambique and begin flying relief supplies to flooded villages and towns.

Police and fire blotter

Papa John's pizzerias plan 15 Alaska outlets
ANCHORAGE - A Kentucky businessman and former North Slope oil worker has bought the franchise rights and plans to eventually open 15 to 20 Papa John's pizza restaurants and to-go shops in Alaska.

Juneau pilot heads back to Africa for flood relief
On Friday, pilot Bob Reinaker will return to Mozambique and begin flying relief supplies to flooded villages and towns.

Oil spill makes plant fail, sending sewage into bay
Incompletely treated sewage is being discharged into Auke Bay because leaking oil has turned active treatment plant bacteria into inactive scum.

Police and fire blotter

Oil giants say merger would help competition
SAN FRANCISCO - BP Amoco and Atlantic Richfield Co. urged a federal judge Wednesday to approve their merger over government objections, saying the combination ``will benefit competition worldwide and in the United States.''

Serum-run vet retraces route of historic 1925 rescue effort
NENANA - When a group of Alaska dog mushers relayed a life-saving diphtheria serum 800 miles from Nenana to Nome in 1925, Norman Vaughan was a 19-year-old Ivy League college student.

Ex-Alaskan deemed unfit to undergo trial for murder of wife, four children
WARRENSBURG, Mo. - A former Anchorage resident charged with the fatal shootings of his wife and four children last month has been found mentally incompetent to stand trial.

Subsistence 4 convicted, fined
Juneau residents with ties to two local Native groups showed their support of four subsistence protesters by competing to pay the fines imposed on them Tuesday when they were convicted of illegal fishing.

State and local briefly

Fast ferry funding package clears first hurdle in House
The governor's $350 million transportation bond package survived its first legislative committee without generating much in the way of holiday spirit.

Police and fire blotter

Juneau hopes to correct count in this year's census
Juneau was undercounted in the last 10-year census by 3,000 people, the city believes, and it wants to change that in the 2000 census.

Cruise lines may gain control in funding fight
The cruise ship industry would tighten its grip on state-funded tourism marketing under proposed budget cuts in the Legislature, according to organizations representing small tourism businesses and local visitors' bureaus.

Serum-run vet retraces route of historic 1925 rescue effort
NENANA - When a group of Alaska dog mushers relayed a life-saving diphtheria serum 800 miles from Nenana to Nome in 1925, Norman Vaughan was a 19-year-old Ivy League college student.

House OKs increase in charter schools
More charter schools could start up in Alaska under a bill that passed the state House on Wednesday.

Plan for $25K dividends gets legislator's attention
The only person to testify on a measure that would send $25,000 out to every Alaskan liked the idea.

State and local briefly

Leaders plan to slow down surging oil prices
LONDON - Oil ministers from Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and Mexico agreed today that oil exporting countries should boost production to ease global oil prices from their highest levels in nine years.

Cruise lines may gain control in funding fight
The cruise ship industry would tighten its grip on state-funded tourism marketing under proposed budget cuts in the Legislature, according to organizations representing small tourism businesses and local visitors' bureaus.

Papa John's pizzerias plan 15 Alaska outlets
ANCHORAGE - A Kentucky businessman and former North Slope oil worker has bought the franchise rights and plans to eventually open 15 to 20 Papa John's pizza restaurants and to-go shops in Alaska.

Driver cited in Twin Lakes rollover
Two teen-agers escaped serious injury Tuesday afternoon when their car skidded off Glacier Highway and rolled down an embankment next to Twin Lakes. One was cited for speeding.

House OKs increase in charter schools
More charter schools could start up in Alaska under a bill that passed the state House on Wednesday.

Man sentenced to 129 years in murder case
ANCHORAGE - A 35-year-old man from a Southwest Alaska village has been sentenced to 129 years in prison for the 1998 rape and murder of a woman at a downtown Anchorage motel.

Oil spill makes plant fail, sending sewage into bay
Incompletely treated sewage is being discharged into Auke Bay because leaking oil has turned active treatment plant bacteria into inactive scum.

EPA: 6 lines broke laws
Cruise ships violated air quality standards on 14 separate days in Juneau last summer, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said. Violations also occurred in Glacier Bay National Park and in Seward, the agency said.

Man sentenced to 129 years in murder case
ANCHORAGE - A 35-year-old man from a Southwest Alaska village has been sentenced to 129 years in prison for the 1998 rape and murder of a woman at a downtown Anchorage motel.

State and local briefly

Fast ferry funding package clears first hurdle in House
The governor's $350 million transportation bond package survived its first legislative committee without generating much in the way of holiday spirit.

EPA: 6 lines broke laws
Cruise ships violated air quality standards on 14 separate days in Juneau last summer, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said. Violations also occurred in Glacier Bay National Park and in Seward, the agency said.

Oil prices climb to 10-year high
ANCHORAGE - The price of North Slope crude oil has topped the $30-per-barrel mark for the first time since late 1990, when the nation was on the verge of going to war in the Persian Gulf.

Oil giants say merger would help competition
SAN FRANCISCO - BP Amoco and Atlantic Richfield Co. urged a federal judge Wednesday to approve their merger over government objections, saying the combination ``will benefit competition worldwide and in the United States.''

Police and fire blotter

Snake River dams affect Alaska fishing
Letter by Mark Kaelke

Ferry decision is what is most practical
Letter by Joe Geldhof

Keep graduation exam in perspective
Letter by Richard S. Cross

A look at the roots of The Glory Hole
I have been reading with great interest the arguments, both pro and con, about The Glory Hole. Some folks don't know the history of this ``homeless shelter/soup kitchen''.

Keep graduation exam in perspective
Letter by Richard S. Cross

A worthy protest, but in the wrong place
Civil disobedience has long been a hallmark of American democracy. The Civil Rights marches and protests against the Vietnam War are only two such episodes in recent memory. In fact, one could argue our very nation was founded on civil disobedience - remember the Boston Tea Party?

Ferry decision is what is most practical
Letter by Joe Geldhof

Republicans again going after gays
Not that it isn't nifty to hear Republicans ripping at the Velcro that has attached them to the cloth of the religious right. George Bush is finally having second thoughts about Bob Jones. John McCain is describing Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell as ``agents of intolerance.''

Permanent fund an idea worth recreating
Letter by Michael Hoyle

Word of mouth

Health workers get shaft from the city
The city's handling of its plans to layoff at least 40 of Juneau's Health and Social Services Department mental health workers leaves a lot to be desired.

A look at the roots of The Glory Hole
I have been reading with great interest the arguments, both pro and con, about The Glory Hole. Some folks don't know the history of this ``homeless shelter/soup kitchen''.

Word of mouth

A worthy protest, but in the wrong place
Civil disobedience has long been a hallmark of American democracy. The Civil Rights marches and protests against the Vietnam War are only two such episodes in recent memory. In fact, one could argue our very nation was founded on civil disobedience - remember the Boston Tea Party?

Word of mouth

Republicans again going after gays
Not that it isn't nifty to hear Republicans ripping at the Velcro that has attached them to the cloth of the religious right. George Bush is finally having second thoughts about Bob Jones. John McCain is describing Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell as ``agents of intolerance.''

Health workers get shaft from the city
The city's handling of its plans to layoff at least 40 of Juneau's Health and Social Services Department mental health workers leaves a lot to be desired.

Word of mouth

Snake River dams affect Alaska fishing
Letter by Mark Kaelke

Permanent fund an idea worth recreating
Letter by Michael Hoyle

Iditarod veteran still has the fire
KENAI -- Fifteen-thousand four-hundred miles. That's the distance Tim Osmar has traveled on the Iditarod Trail over the past 14 years.

Iditarod veteran still has the fire
KENAI -- Fifteen-thousand four-hundred miles. That's the distance Tim Osmar has traveled on the Iditarod Trail over the past 14 years.

Wrestling split approved by ASAA
ANCHORAGE -- Alaska's large-school wrestling programs had their wish granted Monday when the Alaska School Activities Association board reinstated a late-winter season in a 7-1 vote that also declassified the sport's state championships.

Juneau girls aim to end 4-game skid
This is uncharted territory for the Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball team -- at least it is under head coach Jim Hamey's six-year tenure.

Skagway boys claim title in Tok tourney
Tyson Ames and Ray Hosford combined for 21 points in the fourth quarter as the Skagway boys basketball defeated the Northway Warriors 68-63 in the Tok Round-Robin Tournament Saturday. The victory gave the Panthers a perfect 3-0 record and the title of the tournament.

Skagway boys claim title in Tok tourney
Tyson Ames and Ray Hosford combined for 21 points in the fourth quarter as the Skagway boys basketball defeated the Northway Warriors 68-63 in the Tok Round-Robin Tournament Saturday. The victory gave the Panthers a perfect 3-0 record and the title of the tournament.

Jordan rides out injury for third place in wrestling regional
Pacific University wrestling coach Frank Johnson doesn't mince words when describing the style of sophomore 165-pound wrestler Karl Jordan of Sitka.

Juneau girls aim to end 4-game skid
This is uncharted territory for the Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball team -- at least it is under head coach Jim Hamey's six-year tenure.

Sports calendar

Battier's 3-point barrage leads Duke past Clemson
CLEMSON, S.C. - Chris Carrawell has lived with Duke's high expectations for years so he wasn't going to let teammate Shane Battier or the fourth-ranked Blue Devils settle for just a career night.

Jordan rides out injury for third place in wrestling regional
Pacific University wrestling coach Frank Johnson doesn't mince words when describing the style of sophomore 165-pound wrestler Karl Jordan of Sitka.

Wrestling split approved by ASAA
ANCHORAGE -- Alaska's large-school wrestling programs had their wish granted Monday when the Alaska School Activities Association board reinstated a late-winter season in a 7-1 vote that also declassified the sport's state championships.

Sports calendar

Battier's 3-point barrage leads Duke past Clemson
CLEMSON, S.C. - Chris Carrawell has lived with Duke's high expectations for years so he wasn't going to let teammate Shane Battier or the fourth-ranked Blue Devils settle for just a career night.

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