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Saturday, March 11, 2000

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.

Awards, enlistments, graduations and honors

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.

Anniversaries
Mary Jeannette and Robert Cowling

FYI

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.

Around town

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.

Around town

Awards, enlistments, graduations and honors

School calendar

Honor roll for Floyd Dryden Middle School

Community briefly

FYI

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.

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.

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

School calendar

Community briefly

Honor roll for Floyd Dryden Middle School

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.

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.

Police and fire blotter

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Police and fire blotter

State and local briefly

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.

State and local briefly

Word of mouth

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.

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.

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.

Word of mouth

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.

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

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.

Sports in Juneau

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.

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.

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.

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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