Monday, March 6, 2000

Seattle newspaper war begins
SEATTLE (AP) - The Seattle Times marked its morning debut with a bold red ``Good Morning!'' greeting at the top of the front page.

Seattle newspaper war begins
SEATTLE (AP) - The Seattle Times marked its morning debut with a bold red ``Good Morning!'' greeting at the top of the front page.

Obituaries
Frederick ``Freddie'' William Griffin

Around town

Around town

Obituaries
Frederick ``Freddie'' William Griffin

Around town

Around town

Glacier Bay adventure
The big brown bear was ransacking the Australians' camp when Mark Kelley paddled up.

Glacier Bay adventure
The big brown bear was ransacking the Australians' camp when Mark Kelley paddled up.

Inside out

Inside out

Memories of World War ll passed along in Tlingit
When Pearl Harbor was bombed, people in Juneau feared that Alaska could be next.

Correction
Due to a reporting error, a story in Friday's Empire incorrectly stated that the amount of an alcohol tax increase would appear on the ballot along with a summary of an initiative, which has been ruled misleading by a Superior Court judge.

Control of wolves consumes board
FAIRBANKS - Wolf control dominated testimony at Alaska Game Board hearings here over the weekend, and it was expected to grab attention at a couple of committee hearings in Juneau today as well.

Briefly

Fishermen fear more cutbacks
Some Alaskans say it will be unfair if state fishermen are penalized again by efforts to solve a king salmon mortality problem in southeastern Washington state.

Tales of budget woes
A budget cut can cost a town it's radio station, can cost a woman a life of violence, can cost the state an educated work force.

Police and fire blotter

Supplemental budget easily passes House
Checks for child care and rural electricity won't stop if the Senate approves a supplemental budget bill the House approved Friday.

Police and fire blotter

Local churches team up for Choirfest
At Saturday morning's rehearsal for ChoirFest 2000, one could hear the purposeful tread of Christian soldiers - or, at least, feet tapping the beat on the green carpet of Resurrection Lutheran Church.

Two Native journalists fired after protesting KNAB ethics
ANCHORAGE - Two veteran Native radio journalists have been fired from KNBA for taking their complaints about management decisions public and for recruiting several colleagues to their cause.

Clarification
A Thursday article on the so-called Mackie Plan can be read to say that Sen. Jerry Mackie, a Craig Republican, said there was no opposition to his plan. Mackie has noted that there is significant opposit

Home for disabled adults scheduled to open in fall
Transitions House, a program for young adults with developmental disabilities, is slowly gaining ground.

Keeping kids away from crime
Drugs, violence and kids.

Search for oil leak source is continuing
The search for the source of heating oil that contaminated the Auke Bay Wastewater Treatment Plant a week ago is still ongoing.

Legislative update
UPCOMING HEARINGS

Legislative update
UPCOMING HEARINGS

Taylor lone dissenter on bill banning toxic ship paint
Sen. Robin Taylor was the lone vote Friday against a bill to prevent cruise ships and other big boats bound for Alaska from using a toxic paint on their hulls.

Memories of World War ll passed along in Tlingit
When Pearl Harbor was bombed, people in Juneau feared that Alaska could be next.

Search for oil leak source is continuing
The search for the source of heating oil that contaminated the Auke Bay Wastewater Treatment Plant a week ago is still ongoing.

State and local briefly

Police and fire blotter

2 dolphins star in SE military drill
SITKA - A pair of bottlenose dolphins from San Diego will be among those taking part in the Northern Edge 2000 military exercise, which moves to Southeast this week for naval training.

State and local briefly

Author wins award for aviation work
For decades, Jim Routsala's passion for aviation and history has fueled his writing career. This month, the author is flying high as he heads north to accept an award from the Alaskan of the Year Committee.

Correction
Due to a reporting error, a story in Friday's Empire incorrectly stated that the amount of an alcohol tax increase would appear on the ballot along with a summary of an initiative, which has been ruled misleading by a Superior Court judge.

Push for Native studies
Educators concerned with the disproportionate number of Native students who test poorly or drop out of school are placing their hopes in culturally relevant curriculum, Native language programs and charter schools.

2 dolphins star in SE military drill
SITKA - A pair of bottlenose dolphins from San Diego will be among those taking part in the Northern Edge 2000 military exercise, which moves to Southeast this week for naval training.

Control of wolves consumes board
FAIRBANKS - Wolf control dominated testimony at Alaska Game Board hearings here over the weekend, and it was expected to grab attention at a couple of committee hearings in Juneau today as well.

Keeping kids away from crime
Drugs, violence and kids.

Local churches team up for Choirfest
At Saturday morning's rehearsal for ChoirFest 2000, one could hear the purposeful tread of Christian soldiers - or, at least, feet tapping the beat on the green carpet of Resurrection Lutheran Church.

A closer look at child abuse cases
Shining more light on the system that handles child abuse cases may improve it. That's the opinion of advocates for Senate Bill 224, a measure that would open some court proceedings and records involving reports of child abuse and neglect.

Taylor lone dissenter on bill banning toxic ship paint
Sen. Robin Taylor was the lone vote Friday against a bill to prevent cruise ships and other big boats bound for Alaska from using a toxic paint on their hulls.

Supplemental budget easily passes House
Checks for child care and rural electricity won't stop if the Senate approves a supplemental budget bill the House approved Friday.

Briefly

Clarification
A Thursday article on the so-called Mackie Plan can be read to say that Sen. Jerry Mackie, a Craig Republican, said there was no opposition to his plan. Mackie has noted that there is significant opposit

Tales of budget woes
A budget cut can cost a town it's radio station, can cost a woman a life of violence, can cost the state an educated work force.

Fishermen fear more cutbacks
Some Alaskans say it will be unfair if state fishermen are penalized again by efforts to solve a king salmon mortality problem in southeastern Washington state.

Police and fire blotter

Push for Native studies
Educators concerned with the disproportionate number of Native students who test poorly or drop out of school are placing their hopes in culturally relevant curriculum, Native language programs and charter schools.

Home for disabled adults scheduled to open in fall
Transitions House, a program for young adults with developmental disabilities, is slowly gaining ground.

Two Native journalists fired after protesting KNAB ethics
ANCHORAGE - Two veteran Native radio journalists have been fired from KNBA for taking their complaints about management decisions public and for recruiting several colleagues to their cause.

Author wins award for aviation work
For decades, Jim Routsala's passion for aviation and history has fueled his writing career. This month, the author is flying high as he heads north to accept an award from the Alaskan of the Year Committee.

A closer look at child abuse cases
Shining more light on the system that handles child abuse cases may improve it. That's the opinion of advocates for Senate Bill 224, a measure that would open some court proceedings and records involving reports of child abuse and neglect.

Thanks for meeting coverage
Letter by Judy Murphy

Health cuts leave patient without help
Letter by Julie Reel

Support ORCA
Letter by Ken Dean

Word of mouth

Word of mouth

Save our salmon, remove the dams
By PAULA TERREL

Word of mouth

Thanks for meeting coverage
Letter by Judy Murphy

Fast ferry decision, supporters questioned
Letter by Joe Holbert

Protecting our salmon
Letter by Bruce Mielke

Save our salmon, remove the dams
By PAULA TERREL

Cruise ship pollution hurts industry, state
The following editorial appeared in Thursday's edition of the Anchorage Daily News:

Cruise ship pollution hurts industry, state
The following editorial appeared in Thursday's edition of the Anchorage Daily News:

Seeks complaints about child support agency
Letter by James G. Brouillette Jr.

Juneau needs more Native teachers
Letter by Donna Ward

Word of mouth

Striking out with the Mad Hungarian
When I was a boy, playing Little League baseball, I dreamed - as most boys did back then - of someday getting a call from the Major Leagues.

Striking out with the Mad Hungarian
When I was a boy, playing Little League baseball, I dreamed - as most boys did back then - of someday getting a call from the Major Leagues.

Provide Power Cost Equalization funding
Juneau and other urban areas scattered throughout Alaska are blessed with relatively low power costs, especially when compared to our more rural areas. Urban cites throughout the state pay on average 10 cents per kilowatt hour, compared with more than 40 cents on average in the Bush.

Support ORCA
Letter by Ken Dean

Palmer defends department changes
By David R. Palmer

Provide Power Cost Equalization funding
Juneau and other urban areas scattered throughout Alaska are blessed with relatively low power costs, especially when compared to our more rural areas. Urban cites throughout the state pay on average 10 cents per kilowatt hour, compared with more than 40 cents on average in the Bush.

Road testimony creates controversy
Letter by Paulette Simpson

Fast ferry decision, supporters questioned
Letter by Joe Holbert

Juneau needs more Native teachers
Letter by Donna Ward

Palmer defends department changes
By David R. Palmer

Seeks complaints about child support agency
Letter by James G. Brouillette Jr.

Health cuts leave patient without help
Letter by Julie Reel

Protecting our salmon
Letter by Bruce Mielke

Road testimony creates controversy
Letter by Paulette Simpson

Supports fast ferry
Letter by Chip Thoma

Supports fast ferry
Letter by Chip Thoma

Kings crown Bears in OT
A half-court shot and a length-of-the-court drive with the clock winding down gave Ketchikan a 71-70 overtime victory over the Juneau-Douglas boys basketball team Saturday night in Ketchikan.

Juneau girls earn much-needed split
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball team had never needed a win more badly than Saturday night's 53-42 victory over the Ketchikan Kings.

16th Arctic Winter Games get under way
WHITEHORSE, Yukon Territory - Formal ceremonies kicking off the 16th Arctic Winter Games were held here over the weekend.

Not your normal bar room players
Rick Paulo, the top-rated player in the 250-member Juneau Billiards Association, frowned as he surveyed the table during the eight-ball finals against Juneau's Dan Adams Sunday night at the Viking Bar.

UAA claims Governor's Cup
ANCHORAGE - Chris Pont's goal at 28 seconds into overtime gave the University of Alaska Anchorage a 3-2 victory over intrastate rival UA Fairbanks Saturday night and earned the Seawolves the Governor's Cup, which goes to the winner of the annual four-game series between Alaska's two NCAA Division I hockey teams.

Iditarod start list

Juneau girls earn much-needed split
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball team had never needed a win more badly than Saturday night's 53-42 victory over the Ketchikan Kings.

Iditarod leaders hit Finger Lake
WASILLA, Alaska - Paul Gebhardt from Kasilof was first out of Finger Lake today as leaders in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race moved toward the towering Alaska Range and the next checkpoint at Rainy Pass.

Record 81 teams competing in Iditarod sled-dog race
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The pace of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race has quickened over the years, thanks to innovations in dog breeding and gear, and stiffer competition among mushers.

16th Arctic Winter Games get under way
WHITEHORSE, Yukon Territory - Formal ceremonies kicking off the 16th Arctic Winter Games were held here over the weekend.

Duke downs Heels again
DURHAM, N.C. - Shane Battier scored 30 points as No. 4 Duke beat North Carolina 90-76 on Saturday to sweep the season series for just the fourth time in 36 years.

Not your normal bar room players
Rick Paulo, the top-rated player in the 250-member Juneau Billiards Association, frowned as he surveyed the table during the eight-ball finals against Juneau's Dan Adams Sunday night at the Viking Bar.

Sports calendar

Iditarod start list

Record 81 teams competing in Iditarod sled-dog race
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The pace of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race has quickened over the years, thanks to innovations in dog breeding and gear, and stiffer competition among mushers.

Iditarod leaders hit Finger Lake
WASILLA, Alaska - Paul Gebhardt from Kasilof was first out of Finger Lake today as leaders in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race moved toward the towering Alaska Range and the next checkpoint at Rainy Pass.

Duke downs Heels again
DURHAM, N.C. - Shane Battier scored 30 points as No. 4 Duke beat North Carolina 90-76 on Saturday to sweep the season series for just the fourth time in 36 years.

UAA claims Governor's Cup
ANCHORAGE - Chris Pont's goal at 28 seconds into overtime gave the University of Alaska Anchorage a 3-2 victory over intrastate rival UA Fairbanks Saturday night and earned the Seawolves the Governor's Cup, which goes to the winner of the annual four-game series between Alaska's two NCAA Division I hockey teams.

Sports calendar

Kings crown Bears in OT
A half-court shot and a length-of-the-court drive with the clock winding down gave Ketchikan a 71-70 overtime victory over the Juneau-Douglas boys basketball team Saturday night in Ketchikan.

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