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Monday, March 13, 2000

Search to Resume for EgyptAir Debris
Nearly three months after investigators finished bringing up pieces of the shattered airplane that was EgyptAir Flight 990, a salvage ship will return to the crash site off the coast of Rhode Island this week to try to retrieve more wreckage.

Search to Resume for EgyptAir Debris
Nearly three months after investigators finished bringing up pieces of the shattered airplane that was EgyptAir Flight 990, a salvage ship will return to the crash site off the coast of Rhode Island this week to try to retrieve more wreckage.

Around town

Around town

Around town

Around town

Fast expectations
A lot of thought has gone into planning the first fast ferry for the Alaska Marine Highway System. Things like neon dolphins and solariums need to be considered, as do Canadian ferry problems, Southeast-style controversies, special safety measures and seasickness.

Fast expectations
A lot of thought has gone into planning the first fast ferry for the Alaska Marine Highway System. Things like neon dolphins and solariums need to be considered, as do Canadian ferry problems, Southeast-style controversies, special safety measures and seasickness.

Inside out

Inside out

Railroad switches cleanup contractors
ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Railroad abruptly changed cleanup field contractors in an effort get at more of the estimated 120,000 gallons of jet fuel it spilled north of Talkeetna in December.

Nikiski shooting takes man's life, wounds three
ANCHORAGE - One man is dead and three others were wounded in a weekend shooting outside a home at Nikiski on the Kenai Peninsula, the Alaska State Troopers say.

Emergency rescue officials invade town
Men and women in blue and camouflage will flood into Juneau March 17 through 19, but residents needn't be alarmed.

Sew many quilts, so little time to show them
At the Quilt 2000 show, it's easy to tell who finds flannel cozy, who cottens up to plaids and who goes ape over blue.

Grounded boat's load removed
UNALASKA - Rough weather has delayed the removal of fuel but not the rotting load from a grounded fishing boat on Unimak Island in the eastern Aleutians.

JDHS student near top at acedemic decathlon
Britt Arnesen, a junior going on college student, led Juneau high school students at the recent GCI Alaska Academic Decathlon and picked up a pile of medals.

Nikiski shooting takes man's life, wounds three
ANCHORAGE - One man is dead and three others were wounded in a weekend shooting outside a home at Nikiski on the Kenai Peninsula, the Alaska State Troopers say.

Police and fire blotter

Salvage effort for sunken gold may begin this spring
Theodore Jaynes staked his claim on Klondike gold in a sunken ship south of Juneau.

Emergency rescue officials invade town
Men and women in blue and camouflage will flood into Juneau March 17 through 19, but residents needn't be alarmed.

Board battles Knowles over wolves
FAIRBANKS - In defiance of a request from Gov. Tony Knowles, the Alaska Board of Game has deferred action on creating a no-hunting and no-trapping buffer to protect wolf packs in Denali National Park and Preserve.

Klepinger still working at center
Despite his conviction on charges of Medicaid fraud, Kenneth Klepinger continues to operate his two Southeast hearing centers, including one in Juneau.

Company, school team up in computer ed
Some Juneau-Douglas High School students are taking computer networking courses that could lead to high-paying jobs right out of high school.

Halftime at the Capitol
Legislators have accomplished a lot - or close to nothing.

Salvage effort for sunken gold may begin this spring
Theodore Jaynes staked his claim on Klondike gold in a sunken ship south of Juneau.

Swingley passes Gebhardt
KALTAG - Defending champion Doug Swingley set a blistering pace down the Yukon River on Saturday to reclaim the lead in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

Board battles Knowles over wolves
FAIRBANKS - In defiance of a request from Gov. Tony Knowles, the Alaska Board of Game has deferred action on creating a no-hunting and no-trapping buffer to protect wolf packs in Denali National Park and Preserve.

AHFC may alter loan qualifications
KETCHIKAN - Lawmakers are considering axing a program that gives some rural residents a 1 percent break on home mortgage interest rates, but the Alaska Housing Finance Corp., which offers the reduction, wants to go in different direction.

Review: `The House of Blue Leaves'
First produced in 1971, ``The House of Blue Leaves'' won playwright John Guare

Legislative update

Swingley holds onto race lead
KOYUK - Defending champion Doug Swingley was the first Iditarod musher into this coastal village today after crossing the treacherous sea ice of Norton Sound. He arrived at 1:37 a.m. with a dozen dogs.

Teen gets 99 years for murder
ANCHORAGE - Aaron Andrus is different from most teen-age murderers - he did well in school, didn't abuse alcohol or drugs, and was being brought up by loving parents.

Whittier Tunnel plans raise concerns
WHITTIER - From hauling out fish to bringing in the mail, residents of this Prince William Sound community are anxious to learn when they can drive through the Whittier Tunnel and how much it will cost.

AMH launches program for engine room interns
University students will get their sea legs and the ferry system could find much needed workers under a new type of internship.

Police and fire blotter

Review: `The House of Blue Leaves'
First produced in 1971, ``The House of Blue Leaves'' won playwright John Guare

State and local briefly

Sew many quilts, so little time to show them
At the Quilt 2000 show, it's easy to tell who finds flannel cozy, who cottens up to plaids and who goes ape over blue.

Correction
Due to incorrect information supplied to the Empire, Channels and Preview listed the wrong movie for the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council film series. ``Boys Don't Cry,'' will show at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Juneau-Douglas High School auditorium.

Police and fire blotter

Prices jump at the pump
An increase of nearly a dime a gallon in self-serve unleaded gasoline in Juneau over the past two weeks has left some consumers feeling gouged.

Grounded boat's load removed
UNALASKA - Rough weather has delayed the removal of fuel but not the rotting load from a grounded fishing boat on Unimak Island in the eastern Aleutians.

Swingley holds onto race lead
KOYUK - Defending champion Doug Swingley was the first Iditarod musher into this coastal village today after crossing the treacherous sea ice of Norton Sound. He arrived at 1:37 a.m. with a dozen dogs.

State and local briefly

JDHS student near top at acedemic decathlon
Britt Arnesen, a junior going on college student, led Juneau high school students at the recent GCI Alaska Academic Decathlon and picked up a pile of medals.

Swingley passes Gebhardt
KALTAG - Defending champion Doug Swingley set a blistering pace down the Yukon River on Saturday to reclaim the lead in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

Klepinger still working at center
Despite his conviction on charges of Medicaid fraud, Kenneth Klepinger continues to operate his two Southeast hearing centers, including one in Juneau.

AMH launches program for engine room interns
University students will get their sea legs and the ferry system could find much needed workers under a new type of internship.

Legislative update

Teen gets 99 years for murder
ANCHORAGE - Aaron Andrus is different from most teen-age murderers - he did well in school, didn't abuse alcohol or drugs, and was being brought up by loving parents.

AHFC may alter loan qualifications
KETCHIKAN - Lawmakers are considering axing a program that gives some rural residents a 1 percent break on home mortgage interest rates, but the Alaska Housing Finance Corp., which offers the reduction, wants to go in different direction.

Halftime at the Capitol
Legislators have accomplished a lot - or close to nothing.

Police and fire blotter

Railroad switches cleanup contractors
ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Railroad abruptly changed cleanup field contractors in an effort get at more of the estimated 120,000 gallons of jet fuel it spilled north of Talkeetna in December.

Prices jump at the pump
An increase of nearly a dime a gallon in self-serve unleaded gasoline in Juneau over the past two weeks has left some consumers feeling gouged.

Company, school team up in computer ed
Some Juneau-Douglas High School students are taking computer networking courses that could lead to high-paying jobs right out of high school.

Correction
Due to incorrect information supplied to the Empire, Channels and Preview listed the wrong movie for the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council film series. ``Boys Don't Cry,'' will show at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Juneau-Douglas High School auditorium.

Whittier Tunnel plans raise concerns
WHITTIER - From hauling out fish to bringing in the mail, residents of this Prince William Sound community are anxious to learn when they can drive through the Whittier Tunnel and how much it will cost.

Identity clarification
Letter by Judy E. Murphy

Helping people with dependencies
Emergency and chemical dependency health care workers change the course of people in crisis. We do this 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Worried about building plans
Letter by Page Bridges

Word of mouth

Suggested reading on tourism issues
Letter by Elizabeth Cuadra

Cuts affect real people
Letter by Rena Balzer

Changes needed in waste management
Letter by Michael Reid Hunter

The pain of getting Duane to Maine
It was a Thursday evening when I got a chilling message from my office at The Miami Herald: Somebody had sent me a live Maine lobster.

Pledge of Allegiance bill a waste of time
The following editorial appeared in Friday's Peninsula Clarion:

Alaska shouldn't pay for Washington's salmon mistakes
Just in case the federal officials holding hearings throughout Southeast last week on Snake River kings didn't get the message, here it is again: Please leave our fish alone.

Worried about building plans
Letter by Page Bridges

Origins of an instrument's name
Letter by John B. d'Armand

Pledge of Allegiance bill a waste of time
The following editorial appeared in Friday's Peninsula Clarion:

Word of mouth

Helping people with dependencies
Emergency and chemical dependency health care workers change the course of people in crisis. We do this 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Cuts affect real people
Letter by Rena Balzer

Word of mouth

The pain of getting Duane to Maine
It was a Thursday evening when I got a chilling message from my office at The Miami Herald: Somebody had sent me a live Maine lobster.

Suggested reading on tourism issues
Letter by Elizabeth Cuadra

Alaska shouldn't pay for Washington's salmon mistakes
Just in case the federal officials holding hearings throughout Southeast last week on Snake River kings didn't get the message, here it is again: Please leave our fish alone.

Identity clarification
Letter by Judy E. Murphy

Origins of an instrument's name
Letter by John B. d'Armand

Word of mouth

Changes needed in waste management
Letter by Michael Reid Hunter

Brooks claims fourth gold ulu
Wesley Brooks claimed his fourth gold ulu of the Arctic Winter Games by winning the junior male 12-kilometer snowshoeing race Saturday at McIntyre Recreation Area in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory.

Duke advances to ACC title game
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - No. 3 Duke has its full roster back and appears dangerous once again.

Tromble leads Juneau boys
When Evan Tromble is in the Juneau-Douglas boys basketball team's lineup, the difference is like night and day.

It's March, so let the maddness begin
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Last April was the spring of Mike Krzyzewski's discontent. His juggernaut team had just lost in the NCAA Tournament championship game, and three of his underclassmen had bolted for the NBA's millions.

Duke advances to ACC title game
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - No. 3 Duke has its full roster back and appears dangerous once again.

Brooks claims fourth gold ulu
Wesley Brooks claimed his fourth gold ulu of the Arctic Winter Games by winning the junior male 12-kilometer snowshoeing race Saturday at McIntyre Recreation Area in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory.

Running

Running

Sitka girls upset Bears, split series
After four losses to the Juneau-Douglas girls basketball team earlier in the season, the Sitka Wolves closed out the regular season with a 37-35 upset victory over the Crimson Bears Saturday night at Sitka High School.

Tromble leads Juneau boys
When Evan Tromble is in the Juneau-Douglas boys basketball team's lineup, the difference is like night and day.

It's March, so let the maddness begin
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Last April was the spring of Mike Krzyzewski's discontent. His juggernaut team had just lost in the NCAA Tournament championship game, and three of his underclassmen had bolted for the NBA's millions.

Sitka girls upset Bears, split series
After four losses to the Juneau-Douglas girls basketball team earlier in the season, the Sitka Wolves closed out the regular season with a 37-35 upset victory over the Crimson Bears Saturday night at Sitka High School.

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