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Thursday, March 9, 2000

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.

U.S. Senate approves two controversial judges
WASHINGTON (AP) - Californians Richard A. Paez and Marsha Berzon today won Senate confirmation to seats on the federal bench, ending years of contention that deeply divided the Senate.

U.S. Senate approves two controversial judges
WASHINGTON (AP) - Californians Richard A. Paez and Marsha Berzon today won Senate confirmation to seats on the federal bench, ending years of contention that deeply divided the Senate.

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.

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.

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...

Thank you...

Obituaries
Florence L. Heppler

Around town

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.

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

Obituaries
Florence L. Heppler

Honor roll for Floyd Dryden Middle School

Briefly

Around town

Honor roll for Floyd Dryden Middle School

By Spring: When thoughts turn to compost
By David Lendrum

Briefly

Dave Miller: Keeping the band in step

Entertainment calendar

Entertainment calendar

'Blue Leaves': Tale of a wannabe
Nothing makes you feel important like being loved. It's a simple message, but it's a message Artie Shaughnessy just can't get in ``The House of Blue Leaves.'' John Guare's comic drama opens Friday at Perseverance Theatre, offering a look inside the chaotic home of wannabe songwriter Artie Shaughnessy.

'Blue Leaves': Tale of a wannabe
Nothing makes you feel important like being loved. It's a simple message, but it's a message Artie Shaughnessy just can't get in ``The House of Blue Leaves.'' John Guare's comic drama opens Friday at Perseverance Theatre, offering a look inside the chaotic home of wannabe songwriter Artie Shaughnessy.

Dave Miller: Keeping the band in step

Symphony musicians gets to struts their stuff at annual showcase
Sassy performance art meets traditional classical music Saturday night.

Symphony musicians gets to struts their stuff at annual showcase
Sassy performance art meets traditional classical music Saturday night.

Entertainment briefly

Entertainment briefly

Guide pilots get new rules
ANCHORAGE - Congress has directed the Federal Aviation Administration to write special safety rules for Alaska pilots who act as guides.

Alaskans: Time to tear down dams
Cutting back Alaska's king salmon harvest in order to replenish Snake River chinook stocks in Washington state is proving to be the least popular idea since last fall's vote on using earnings from the Alaska Permanent Fund to balance the state budget.

State and local briefly

Close call in collision on N. Douglas
A collision between two vehicles Wednesday evening at 3 Mile North Douglas Highway caused minor injuries to a woman driver.

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

Alaska senators revive ANWR drilling debate
ANCHORAGE - Alaska's two U.S. senators introduced legislation Wednesday to open the 1.5 million-acre coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil development.

Chief justice: Crime is down, prosecutions up across state
The news from the Alaska Court System is good.

Police and fire blotter

Police and fire blotter

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

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

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.

Close call in collision on N. Douglas
A collision between two vehicles Wednesday evening at 3 Mile North Douglas Highway caused minor injuries to a woman driver.

New high school could receive heftier chunk of state money
Juneau's proposed new high school has moved up a bit on the state priority list for school construction grants, and it would be eligible for more state funding this year.

Juneau teen blazes Iditarod Trail to learn about snow, science
A Juneau teen-ager will be on the Iditarod trail this week, but instead of mushing, he'll be driving.

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

City rejects workers' plan to save jobs
Union representatives have proposed to the city manager that workers take over the Department of Health and Social Services - ostensibly to run it in the black - rather than lose it to private mental health service providers.

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

Photographer bumped off game board
Wolves in Interior Alaska aren't just killing moose and caribou. On Wednesday they also took down Leo Keeler's nomination to the state Board of Game.

Police and fire blotter

Alaska senators revive ANWR drilling debate
ANCHORAGE - Alaska's two U.S. senators introduced legislation Wednesday to open the 1.5 million-acre coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil development.

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.

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.

City rejects workers' plan to save jobs
Union representatives have proposed to the city manager that workers take over the Department of Health and Social Services - ostensibly to run it in the black - rather than lose it to private mental health service providers.

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.

Chief justice: Crime is down, prosecutions up across state
The news from the Alaska Court System is good.

State and local briefly

Juneau teen blazes Iditarod Trail to learn about snow, science
A Juneau teen-ager will be on the Iditarod trail this week, but instead of mushing, he'll be driving.

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

Guide pilots get new rules
ANCHORAGE - Congress has directed the Federal Aviation Administration to write special safety rules for Alaska pilots who act as guides.

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.

Alaskans: Time to tear down dams
Cutting back Alaska's king salmon harvest in order to replenish Snake River chinook stocks in Washington state is proving to be the least popular idea since last fall's vote on using earnings from the Alaska Permanent Fund to balance the state budget.

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.

New high school could receive heftier chunk of state money
Juneau's proposed new high school has moved up a bit on the state priority list for school construction grants, and it would be eligible for more state funding this year.

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.

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.

State and local briefly

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.

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.

Photographer bumped off game board
Wolves in Interior Alaska aren't just killing moose and caribou. On Wednesday they also took down Leo Keeler's nomination to the state Board of Game.

State and local briefly

Police and fire blotter

Doesn't mind 'copter noise
Letter by Kirby Day

A cockroach you can love
Letter by Beth Belflower

Dedicated taxes are a sensible approach
Winding its way through the Legislature is House Joint Resolution 5, which would change the state constitution to allow certain taxes to be set aside or ``dedicated'' to related departments and programs.

In defense of the Glory Hole
Letter by Alan Kinsolving

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.

'Toy' ferries need a public process

Word of mouth

Predator issue vs. rural Alaskans
Letter by David Warden

In support of predator control
Letter by Ken Deardorff

Word of mouth

Balance needed in city decisions
Letter by Dee Longenbaugh

Dedicated taxes are a sensible approach
Winding its way through the Legislature is House Joint Resolution 5, which would change the state constitution to allow certain taxes to be set aside or ``dedicated'' to related departments and programs.

In support of predator control
Letter by Ken Deardorff

In defense of the Glory Hole
Letter by Alan Kinsolving

A cockroach you can love
Letter by Beth Belflower

'Toy' ferries need a public process

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

Predator issue vs. rural Alaskans
Letter by David Warden

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.

Word of mouth

Doesn't mind 'copter noise
Letter by Kirby Day

Word of mouth

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

Balance needed in city decisions
Letter by Dee Longenbaugh

Sports in Juneau

Sports calendar

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.

Four teams reach halfway point in Iditarod
TAKOTNA - The top four teams in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race have reached the halfway point in their 1,100-mile trip to Nome, led by defending champion Doug Swingley.

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.

Juneau twosome make mark at Games
Juneau-Douglas High School students Wesley Brooks and Jesse Stringer only took up snowshoeing about two months ago, but already the two are making their mark in the sport.

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.

Sports in Juneau

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.

Four teams reach halfway point in Iditarod
TAKOTNA - The top four teams in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race have reached the halfway point in their 1,100-mile trip to Nome, led by defending champion Doug Swingley.

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.

Sitka in town for final home games
Rick Carte and James Severin were hobbled by injuries the last time the Juneau-Douglas boys basketball team played Sitka, but the Crimson Bears still won by handy margins.

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.

Juneau twosome make mark at Games
Juneau-Douglas High School students Wesley Brooks and Jesse Stringer only took up snowshoeing about two months ago, but already the two are making their mark in the sport.

Sports calendar

Sitka in town for final home games
Rick Carte and James Severin were hobbled by injuries the last time the Juneau-Douglas boys basketball team played Sitka, but the Crimson Bears still won by handy margins.

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