Tuesday, March 7, 2000

Business profile
Natasha Castillo

Around the clock

Around the clock

New company focuses on mid-size remodeling
Diane Pearson says it was easier arranging for renovation of the State Office Building than her own bed-and-breakfast.

Living inside concrete walls
Phil Benson is going to live his sales pitch.

Business profile
Natasha Castillo

New company focuses on mid-size remodeling
Diane Pearson says it was easier arranging for renovation of the State Office Building than her own bed-and-breakfast.

Living inside concrete walls
Phil Benson is going to live his sales pitch.

Briefly

Briefly

Dow drops nearly 375, spoiling Nasdaq's big day
NEW YORK (AP) - The Dow Jones industrials plummeted nearly 375 points today aft

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.

Dow drops nearly 375, spoiling Nasdaq's big day
NEW YORK (AP) - The Dow Jones industrials plummeted nearly 375 points today aft

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.

Around town

Around town

Around town

Around town

Obituaries
Frederick ``Freddie'' William Griffin

Obituaries
Frederick ``Freddie'' William Griffin

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

State still sleuthing out source of oil seeping into sewage plant
The source of heating oil that put the Auke Bay Wastewater Treatment Plant out of commission more than a week ago is still unknown.

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.

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

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.

Police and fire blotter

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.

State and local briefly

Bill to bypass tax cap breezes past its first hurdle
Local voters could tax themselves as much as they want if Senate Bill 227 breezes through the rest of the Legislature as easily as it did its first committee Monday.

Bucks back in state budget for arts, radio
Squeaky wheels got greased in the House Finance Committee.

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.

State's high schoolers take 1st graduation test
ANCHORAGE - After two years of planning, some 10,200 Alaska 10th graders are pioneering state graduation exams today.

State and local briefly

Clients worry who will fill gap when city drops mental health services
Ellen Martinson weighed in with her concerns Monday night that the city is ridding itself of its mental health responsibilities without providing answers to questions about what will happen to people who need help.

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

Top official: Fort Greely frontrunner for missile base
ANCHORAGE - The chief of the Army's space missile defense command said Monday that Alaska would likely host a national missile defense base if the half-billion-dollar project is built.

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.

Salmon restoration plan debated
ANCHORAGE - Alaska's congressional delegation appears to be at odds with the state Department of Fish and Game over removing dams as a way to rebuild endangered salmon runs around the Pacific Northwest.

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.

Taplin slated to alter plea
Accused hit-and-run driver Joel Taplin was scheduled to change his plea to criminal charges this afternoon in Juneau Superior Court.

Troopers take to snowmachines to cut down on dangerous riding
FAIRBANKS - Responding to an upswing in brazen riding and deaths, Alaska State Troopers have started using snowmachines to patrol along the Chena River and elsewhere in Fairbanks.

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

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.

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.

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.

State still sleuthing out source of oil seeping into sewage plant
The source of heating oil that put the Auke Bay Wastewater Treatment Plant out of commission more than a week ago is still unknown.

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.

State's high schoolers take 1st graduation test
ANCHORAGE - After two years of planning, some 10,200 Alaska 10th graders are pioneering state graduation exams today.

Police and fire blotter

Police and fire blotter

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.

State and local briefly

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.

Bucks back in state budget for arts, radio
Squeaky wheels got greased in the House Finance Committee.

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.

Clients worry who will fill gap when city drops mental health services
Ellen Martinson weighed in with her concerns Monday night that the city is ridding itself of its mental health responsibilities without providing answers to questions about what will happen to people who need help.

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.

Top official: Fort Greely frontrunner for missile base
ANCHORAGE - The chief of the Army's space missile defense command said Monday that Alaska would likely host a national missile defense base if the half-billion-dollar project is built.

State and local briefly

Salmon restoration plan debated
ANCHORAGE - Alaska's congressional delegation appears to be at odds with the state Department of Fish and Game over removing dams as a way to rebuild endangered salmon runs around the Pacific Northwest.

Taplin slated to alter plea
Accused hit-and-run driver Joel Taplin was scheduled to change his plea to criminal charges this afternoon in Juneau Superior Court.

Bill to bypass tax cap breezes past its first hurdle
Local voters could tax themselves as much as they want if Senate Bill 227 breezes through the rest of the Legislature as easily as it did its first committee Monday.

Troopers take to snowmachines to cut down on dangerous riding
FAIRBANKS - Responding to an upswing in brazen riding and deaths, Alaska State Troopers have started using snowmachines to patrol along the Chena River and elsewhere in Fairbanks.

Police and fire blotter

Ferry trips are a nice way to travel
Letter by Alan R. Munro

Protecting our salmon
Letter by Bruce Mielke

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

Thanks for meeting coverage
Letter by Judy Murphy

Knowles goes for political wolf control
The following editorial appeared in last Wednesday's Fairbanks Daily-News Miner:

Save our salmon, remove the dams
By PAULA TERREL

Word of mouth

Word of mouth

Save our salmon, remove the dams
By PAULA TERREL

The private market targets our genes
I have to tip my cap to Donna MacLean. The British poet and waitress walked into a U.K patent office and filed an application for a very unusual invention: ``Myself.''

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

Supports road north
Letter by T. Kelly Corrigan

Subsistence needs solidarity
Letter by Jerry McCutcheon

Knowles goes for political wolf control
The following editorial appeared in last Wednesday's Fairbanks Daily-News Miner:

Against child-care cuts
Letter by Joey Tillson

Subsistence needs solidarity
Letter by Jerry McCutcheon

Protecting our salmon
Letter by Bruce Mielke

Ferry trips are a nice way to travel
Letter by Alan R. Munro

Word of mouth

Against child-care cuts
Letter by Joey Tillson

Thanks for meeting coverage
Letter by Judy Murphy

Word of mouth

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

The private market targets our genes
I have to tip my cap to Donna MacLean. The British poet and waitress walked into a U.K patent office and filed an application for a very unusual invention: ``Myself.''

Supports road north
Letter by T. Kelly Corrigan

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

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.

Gebhardt takes early lead out of Rohn
ROHN, Alaska - Paul Gebhardt of Kasilof was first out this cabin checkpoint as leaders in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race moved onto the chill flatlands of the Alaska Interior to make the bumpy run across the Farewell Burn.

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 wins first ACC title
Lauren Rice and Georgia Schweitzer scored 16 points apiece and No. 11 Duke won its first Atlantic Coast Conference championship by surviving a late North Carolina rally for a 79-76 victory Monday night.

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.

Gebhardt takes early lead out of Rohn
ROHN, Alaska - Paul Gebhardt of Kasilof was first out this cabin checkpoint as leaders in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race moved onto the chill flatlands of the Alaska Interior to make the bumpy run across the Farewell Burn.

Iditarod start list

Duke wins first ACC title
Lauren Rice and Georgia Schweitzer scored 16 points apiece and No. 11 Duke won its first Atlantic Coast Conference championship by surviving a late North Carolina rally for a 79-76 victory Monday night.

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.

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.

Iditarod start list

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