Friday, March 10, 2000

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.

NASA plans to study Jupiter with two spacecraft
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - NASA has extended the mission of the Galileo spacecraft and plans to pair it with the Cassini probe for observations of the planet late this year.

NASA plans to study Jupiter with two spacecraft
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - NASA has extended the mission of the Galileo spacecraft and plans to pair it with the Cassini probe for observations of the planet late this year.

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.

Honor roll for Floyd Dryden Middle School

Awards, enlistments, graduations and honors

FYI

Awards, enlistments, graduations and honors

Assistance with Medicare questions available
Why was my medical claim rejected by Medicare? Why won't my insurance company pay the bill? What is the best type of long term care insurance I should buy? Do you have questions about Medicare, health insurance, or what services are available? Alaska Medicare Information program at (800) 478-6065 has the answers.

Air travel a gamble, but a fairly safe one
Do you like to gamble? A little trip to Las Vegas maybe? Or for those of us who have money to spare, Monte Carlo? Some of you who read my column might think that gambling is something to avoid for one reason or another. A waste of time. A waste of money.

School calendar

Assistance with Medicare questions available
Why was my medical claim rejected by Medicare? Why won't my insurance company pay the bill? What is the best type of long term care insurance I should buy? Do you have questions about Medicare, health insurance, or what services are available? Alaska Medicare Information program at (800) 478-6065 has the answers.

Honor roll for Floyd Dryden Middle School

Anniversaries
Mary Jeannette and Robert Cowling

Air travel a gamble, but a fairly safe one
Do you like to gamble? A little trip to Las Vegas maybe? Or for those of us who have money to spare, Monte Carlo? Some of you who read my column might think that gambling is something to avoid for one reason or another. A waste of time. A waste of money.

FYI

Community briefly

School calendar

Best bets
It's another great weekend for entertainment in Juneau. Saturday is particularly slam-packed with fun things to do.

Around town

Anniversaries
Mary Jeannette and Robert Cowling

Best bets
It's another great weekend for entertainment in Juneau. Saturday is particularly slam-packed with fun things to do.

Community briefly

Around town

'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.

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

Entertainment calendar

Dave Miller: Keeping the band in step

'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

Entertainment calendar

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.

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.

State and local briefly

Former CIA director addresses local Scouts
Former Central Intelligence Agency Director Robert Gates was the featured speaker Thursday at the annual Eagles Honors Banquet of the Southeast Alaska Area Council of Boy Scouts of America.

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.

State and local briefly

State and local briefly

Police and fire blotter

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.

Plan to make helmet wearing mandatory draws praise, fire
Kids on bikes and four-wheelers should wear helmets, most everyone agrees. But whether the law should make them do so is a matter of debate.

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.

Swingley leading the pack
RUBY - Defending champion Doug Swingley was first into this isolated village today as leaders in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race prepare for a 150-mile run down the frozen surface of the Yukon River.

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.

Piloting a one-man show
A plane crash three years ago almost drove pilot Jacques Norvell from the business, but his passengers called him back.

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

Insurers cut deal on collapsed White Pass dock
A jury trial in Juneau Superior Court on the final legal aspect of the White Pass dock collapse was canceled this week when a settlement was reached.

Police and fire blotter

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.

Fire clears senior home
The flames were out at the Mountain View Apartments before all the residents left.

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.

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

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.

State and local briefly

Police and fire blotter

Police and fire blotter

Fire clears senior home
The flames were out at the Mountain View Apartments before all the residents left.

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.

Insurers cut deal on collapsed White Pass dock
A jury trial in Juneau Superior Court on the final legal aspect of the White Pass dock collapse was canceled this week when a settlement was reached.

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.

Former CIA director addresses local Scouts
Former Central Intelligence Agency Director Robert Gates was the featured speaker Thursday at the annual Eagles Honors Banquet of the Southeast Alaska Area Council of Boy Scouts of America.

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.

Piloting a one-man show
A plane crash three years ago almost drove pilot Jacques Norvell from the business, but his passengers called him back.

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.

Swingley leading the pack
RUBY - Defending champion Doug Swingley was first into this isolated village today as leaders in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race prepare for a 150-mile run down the frozen surface of the Yukon River.

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.

Plan to make helmet wearing mandatory draws praise, fire
Kids on bikes and four-wheelers should wear helmets, most everyone agrees. But whether the law should make them do so is a matter of debate.

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.

Habitat for Humanity homes still need funds
An affordable house to be built in Juneau by women has received a big boost from a donation. But fund-raising for that house and another one is continuing.

Timber industry find fault with fish habitat restrictions
ANCHORAGE - The U.S. House has opened deliberations over renewing the primary law that regulates commercial ocean fishing.

Timber industry find fault with fish habitat restrictions
ANCHORAGE - The U.S. House has opened deliberations over renewing the primary law that regulates commercial ocean fishing.

Habitat for Humanity homes still need funds
An affordable house to be built in Juneau by women has received a big boost from a donation. But fund-raising for that house and another one is continuing.

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.

Word of mouth

Predator issue vs. rural Alaskans
Letter by David Warden

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.

Word of mouth

In defense of the Glory Hole
Letter by Alan Kinsolving

In support of free speech
Letter by Erik Lie-Nielsen

Self regulation of tourism is a poor idea
Letter by Anne Pennington

Long-term loyalty loses to free agency
On television, the Talking Heads have declared the official end of the rebellion. The coup d'etat was put down by the establishment on Super Tuesday. The dauphins have now been awarded their place on the thrones of their parties.

Word of mouth

Exit John McCain
The extremes of John McCain's candidacy - its allure and also its excess - were on display last week on the eve of the Virginia primary.

'Toy' ferries need a public process

Word of mouth

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.

Self regulation of tourism is a poor idea
Letter by Anne Pennington

Predator issue vs. rural Alaskans
Letter by David Warden

In support of free speech
Letter by Erik Lie-Nielsen

In defense of the Glory Hole
Letter by Alan Kinsolving

Long-term loyalty loses to free agency
On television, the Talking Heads have declared the official end of the rebellion. The coup d'etat was put down by the establishment on Super Tuesday. The dauphins have now been awarded their place on the thrones of their parties.

Exit John McCain
The extremes of John McCain's candidacy - its allure and also its excess - were on display last week on the eve of the Virginia primary.

'Toy' ferries need a public process

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

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.

Special Olympians attend Winter Games
Sixteen athletes from Juneau are competing in the 2000 Special Olympics Alaska State Winter Games - a pre-game event for the 2001 World Games - in Anchorage 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.

Wilson to walk on at the University of Nevada
As the Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears football team made its way through to the state high school semifinals last year, senior running back/linebacker Ryan Wilson was collecting an impressive batch of injuries.

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.

Wilson to walk on at the University of Nevada
As the Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears football team made its way through to the state high school semifinals last year, senior running back/linebacker Ryan Wilson was collecting an impressive batch of injuries.

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 in Juneau

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.

Special Olympians attend Winter Games
Sixteen athletes from Juneau are competing in the 2000 Special Olympics Alaska State Winter Games - a pre-game event for the 2001 World Games - in Anchorage this weekend.

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.

Bears forge on without Nizich
The Juneau-Douglas girls high school basketball team was feeling pretty good after Saturday's 53-42 victory over Ketchikan, which ended a rare five-game losing streak for the Crimson Bears.

Sports in Juneau

Bears forge on without Nizich
The Juneau-Douglas girls high school basketball team was feeling pretty good after Saturday's 53-42 victory over Ketchikan, which ended a rare five-game losing streak for the Crimson Bears.

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