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Friday, March 3, 2000

Federal judge moves trial of alleged terrorist from Seattle to Los Angeles
SEATTLE - A federal judge today ordered the trial of Ahmed Ressam, the Algerian facing charges of conspiracy and illegally bring explosive materials into the country from Canada, moved from Seattle to Los Angeles, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

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.

Federal judge moves trial of alleged terrorist from Seattle to Los Angeles
SEATTLE - A federal judge today ordered the trial of Ahmed Ressam, the Algerian facing charges of conspiracy and illegally bring explosive materials into the country from Canada, moved from Seattle to Los Angeles, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

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.

Around town

Neighbors briefly

School calendar

FYI

Dealing with life's changing seasons
God does not change. Everything else does, but not God. He just exists from everlasting to everlasting. What a comfort to know God is still on the throne of Heaven even when everything we hold dear is transitory.

Around town

School calendar

Around town

Best bets
There's more art and entertainment in Juneau this weekend than any one person could possibly see.

Around town

Stories of sharks in Southeast waters
Something fantastic is happening with sharks in the waters of the Gulf of Alaska.

Best bets
There's more art and entertainment in Juneau this weekend than any one person could possibly see.

FYI

Neighbors briefly

Stories of sharks in Southeast waters
Something fantastic is happening with sharks in the waters of the Gulf of Alaska.

Dealing with life's changing seasons
God does not change. Everything else does, but not God. He just exists from everlasting to everlasting. What a comfort to know God is still on the throne of Heaven even when everything we hold dear is transitory.

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

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

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

Briefly

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.

Entertainment calendar

Arts profile
Marsha Buck: Juneau Pride Chorus

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

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

Arts profile
Marsha Buck: Juneau Pride Chorus

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

Briefly

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

Entertainment calendar

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

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.

Alcohol tax plan tossed
Joe Sixpack won't be paying an extra $1.50 in taxes for his namesake anytime soon.

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

Economic council budget may get slashed in half
With Executive Director Charlie Northrip gone, the Juneau Economic Development Council is being escorted to the plank by cash-strapped city leaders.

Man convicted for billing fraud
A Juneau businessman pleaded no contest Thursday to a felony after being charged with more than $141,000 in Medicaid fraud.

Teacher brings heart to health class
The students stand shoulder to shoulder in a circle in Nancy Seamount's health class at Juneau-Douglas High School.

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.

USFS to put energy into upkeep of roads instead of construction
Maintaining existing roads in national forests will be a higher priority than building new ones, U.S. Forest Service Chief Mike Dombeck announced Thursday.

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

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

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.

Alcohol tax plan tossed
Joe Sixpack won't be paying an extra $1.50 in taxes for his namesake anytime soon.

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

City layoffs: Workers' union fights back
City workers facing wholesale layoffs threw a counterpunch today by filing a class action grievance against the city.

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.''

USFS to put energy into upkeep of roads instead of construction
Maintaining existing roads in national forests will be a higher priority than building new ones, U.S. Forest Service Chief Mike Dombeck announced Thursday.

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.

Teacher brings heart to health class
The students stand shoulder to shoulder in a circle in Nancy Seamount's health class at Juneau-Douglas High School.

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.

Economic council budget may get slashed in half
With Executive Director Charlie Northrip gone, the Juneau Economic Development Council is being escorted to the plank by cash-strapped city leaders.

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.

Man convicted for billing fraud
A Juneau businessman pleaded no contest Thursday to a felony after being charged with more than $141,000 in Medicaid fraud.

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.

City layoffs: Workers' union fights back
City workers facing wholesale layoffs threw a counterpunch today by filing a class action grievance against the city.

Police and fire blotter

State and local briefly

State and local briefly

Police and fire blotter

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.

State and local briefly

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.

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.

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.

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 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

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''.

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''.

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.''

Don't allow ships to break law in secret
The Northwest CruiseShip Association, a trade group representing eight cruise lines operating in Alaska, has offered to test its air emissions and wastewater discharges and turn the results over to the state.

Word of mouth

Should we legalize gambling in Alaska?
I wasn't at all surprised to hear that the Legislature was considering the legalization of video poker as a means to deal with the state budget mess. Although the video poker bill failed in committee on Feb. 18, there is already talk that a new gaming bill will be forthcoming. Is legalized gambling a good idea for Alaska? Perhaps; like so many things in economics, the only correct answer is, ``It depends.''

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?

Don't allow ships to break law in secret
The Northwest CruiseShip Association, a trade group representing eight cruise lines operating in Alaska, has offered to test its air emissions and wastewater discharges and turn the results over to the state.

Word of mouth

Should we legalize gambling in Alaska?
I wasn't at all surprised to hear that the Legislature was considering the legalization of video poker as a means to deal with the state budget mess. Although the video poker bill failed in committee on Feb. 18, there is already talk that a new gaming bill will be forthcoming. Is legalized gambling a good idea for Alaska? Perhaps; like so many things in economics, the only correct answer is, ``It depends.''

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.''

City cuts will cost more money
Letter by Camille Brill

Word of mouth

Word of mouth

City cuts will cost more money
Letter by Camille Brill

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?

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.

Sports in Juneau

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 in Juneau

Stamstad wins fourth Iditasport Extreme
ANCHORAGE - A Seattle cyclist has won his fourth straight Iditasport Extreme, a 320-mile race on the Iditarod Trail from Knik to McGrath. Competitors include mountain bikers, skiers, skijorers and runners.

Stamstad wins fourth Iditasport Extreme
ANCHORAGE - A Seattle cyclist has won his fourth straight Iditasport Extreme, a 320-mile race on the Iditarod Trail from Knik to McGrath. Competitors include mountain bikers, skiers, skijorers and runners.

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.

Bear boys put 8-game streak on line
It's the beginning of March and the Juneau-Douglas boys basketball team is right where it normally is - perched firmly atop the Southeast standings.

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.

Brooks feels pressure from activists
ANCHORAGE - Musher Ramy Brooks is calling on family and friends to help him fight an e-mail war against animal rights activists who are pressing one of his Iditarod race sponsors to pull its support.

Bear boys put 8-game streak on line
It's the beginning of March and the Juneau-Douglas boys basketball team is right where it normally is - perched firmly atop the Southeast standings.

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.

Brooks feels pressure from activists
ANCHORAGE - Musher Ramy Brooks is calling on family and friends to help him fight an e-mail war against animal rights activists who are pressing one of his Iditarod race sponsors to pull its support.

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.

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