Wednesday, March 8, 2000

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

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.

Briefly

Around the clock

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

Business profile
Natasha Castillo

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.

Briefly

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

Multimillionaire bride wants out of marriage
LAS VEGAS (AP) - TV's instant bride has filed for an annulment, saying that her quickie marriage to a multimillionaire was a fraud and that he never mentioned he ``had a history of problems'' with women.

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

Multimillionaire bride wants out of marriage
LAS VEGAS (AP) - TV's instant bride has filed for an annulment, saying that her quickie marriage to a multimillionaire was a fraud and that he never mentioned he ``had a history of problems'' with women.

By Spring: When thoughts turn to compost
By David Lendrum

Science fair winners
On Feb. 26, the Eighth Annual Capital City High School Science Fair hosted 69 individual projects and 27 team projects involving a total of 134 students.

Thank you...

Pet of the week
Punky is a 3-year-old shorthair gray tabby spayed female who is described as playful, enjoys attention and gets along with everyone. She has been at the shelter since Dec 30. To adopt Punky, visit her at the Gastineau Humane Society, 7705 Glacier Highway, or phone 789-0260.

Obituaries
Florence L. Heppler

Science fair winners
On Feb. 26, the Eighth Annual Capital City High School Science Fair hosted 69 individual projects and 27 team projects involving a total of 134 students.

Obituaries
Florence L. Heppler

Thank you...

Pet of the week
Punky is a 3-year-old shorthair gray tabby spayed female who is described as playful, enjoys attention and gets along with everyone. She has been at the shelter since Dec 30. To adopt Punky, visit her at the Gastineau Humane Society, 7705 Glacier Highway, or phone 789-0260.

By Spring: When thoughts turn to compost
By David Lendrum

Briefly

Honor roll for Floyd Dryden Middle School

Around town

Around town

Around town

Briefly

Honor roll for Floyd Dryden Middle School

Around town

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 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.

Students survive day 1 of new test
Juneau high school students, emerging from the gym after the first day of a new graduation qualifying exam, said it wasn't so bad after all.

Police and fire blotter

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.

State and local briefly

State and local briefly

Hoonah volunteer catches dogs, fights neglect
Chasing stray dogs is Ingrid Boettcher's idea of a perfect job.

State and local briefly

Brakes put on fast ferry
It's going to be slower going for Southeast's fast ferry.

Students survive day 1 of new test
Juneau high school students, emerging from the gym after the first day of a new graduation qualifying exam, said it wasn't so bad after all.

Report blames abuse on nurse
ANCHORAGE - A state investigation concluded a nurse at the Anchorage Pioneers' Home physically abused an 83-year-old woman, cutting and bruising her arm.

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.

Judge rules against Delta Junction on prison
FAIRBANKS - A court ruling means the Interior town of Delta Junction may resume talks with a company that wants to turn a nearby military base into a private prison.

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.

Board adopts shorter year with new school calendar
The public schools will get their work done in a smaller number of days than previously proposed, under a school calendar approved Tuesday night by the Juneau School Board.

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

Proposed law links fuel tax to state transportation projects
Fuel taxes would power transportation projects if a proposed change in the constitution becomes law.

Hoonah volunteer catches dogs, fights neglect
Chasing stray dogs is Ingrid Boettcher's idea of a perfect job.

Joel Taplin pleads no contest to lesser charges, leaves state
Accused hit-and-run driver Joel W. Taplin was expected to head home to his family in Massachusetts this afternoon.

Police and fire blotter

Board adopts shorter year with new school calendar
The public schools will get their work done in a smaller number of days than previously proposed, under a school calendar approved Tuesday night by the Juneau School Board.

Police and fire blotter

Judge rules against Delta Junction on prison
FAIRBANKS - A court ruling means the Interior town of Delta Junction may resume talks with a company that wants to turn a nearby military base into a private prison.

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.

Report blames abuse on nurse
ANCHORAGE - A state investigation concluded a nurse at the Anchorage Pioneers' Home physically abused an 83-year-old woman, cutting and bruising her arm.

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.

Brakes put on fast ferry
It's going to be slower going for Southeast's fast ferry.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Police and fire blotter

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.

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.

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.

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.

Joel Taplin pleads no contest to lesser charges, leaves state
Accused hit-and-run driver Joel W. Taplin was expected to head home to his family in Massachusetts this afternoon.

Proposed law links fuel tax to state transportation projects
Fuel taxes would power transportation projects if a proposed change in the constitution becomes law.

State and local briefly

Against child-care cuts
Letter by Joey Tillson

Supports road north
Letter by T. Kelly Corrigan

Supports road north
Letter by T. Kelly Corrigan

In support of predator control
Letter by Ken Deardorff

A cockroach you can love
Letter by Beth Belflower

Tests are rough, but the right thing to do
That collective ``ugh'' you hear is coming from more than 10,000 Alaska high school sophomores taking up their No. 2 pencils, waiting to be told to open their booklets, and start taking the state's first required graduation exams.

Subsistence needs solidarity
Letter by Jerry McCutcheon

Balance needed in city decisions
Letter by Dee Longenbaugh

Word of mouth

Protect salmon, attend hearing tonight
Tonight is the chance for any and all king salmon anglers to address the most importa

Doesn't mind 'copter noise
Letter by Kirby Day

Word of mouth

Word of mouth

A cockroach you can love
Letter by Beth Belflower

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

Word of mouth

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

Protect salmon, attend hearing tonight
Tonight is the chance for any and all king salmon anglers to address the most importa

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.''

Balance needed in city decisions
Letter by Dee Longenbaugh

Against child-care cuts
Letter by Joey Tillson

Tests are rough, but the right thing to do
That collective ``ugh'' you hear is coming from more than 10,000 Alaska high school sophomores taking up their No. 2 pencils, waiting to be told to open their booklets, and start taking the state's first required graduation exams.

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.''

In support of predator control
Letter by Ken Deardorff

Doesn't mind 'copter noise
Letter by Kirby Day

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

Subsistence needs solidarity
Letter by Jerry McCutcheon

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

Brooks claims gold at Arctic Winter Games
Wesley Brooks of Juneau pulled away from the field to claim a 20-second victory in the junior male 5-kilometer snowshoe cross country event Tuesday in the Arctic Winter Games in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory.

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.

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.

Yakutat girls sweep Kake
The Yakutat girls basketball team solidified its hold on the top spot in the Region V-Class 2A standings with a two-game sweep over second-place Kake this weekend.

Swingley takes lead out of Takotna
TAKOTNA -- Defending champion Doug Swingley moved to the head of the pack in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race this morning, leaving this western Interior village after a nearly six-hour rest.

Swingley takes lead out of Takotna
TAKOTNA -- Defending champion Doug Swingley moved to the head of the pack in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race this morning, leaving this western Interior village after a nearly six-hour rest.

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.

Brooks claims gold at Arctic Winter Games
Wesley Brooks of Juneau pulled away from the field to claim a 20-second victory in the junior male 5-kilometer snowshoe cross country event Tuesday in the Arctic Winter Games in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory.

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.

Sports calendar

Sports calendar

Yakutat girls sweep Kake
The Yakutat girls basketball team solidified its hold on the top spot in the Region V-Class 2A standings with a two-game sweep over second-place Kake this weekend.

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