Friday, March 17, 2000

Preliminary voting begins in Russian election
MOSCOW (AP) - Soldiers in Chechnya cast absentee ballots today in Russia's presidential election and a top general said they overwhelmingly back acting President Vladimir Putin, who has made building a powerful military a key part of restoring Russia's global clout.

Dow gains more than 495 points, sets one-day record
NEW YORK (AP) - The Dow industrials soared as much as 450 points today as blue-chip stocks attracted money that is leaving the technology sector.

Preliminary voting begins in Russian election
MOSCOW (AP) - Soldiers in Chechnya cast absentee ballots today in Russia's presidential election and a top general said they overwhelmingly back acting President Vladimir Putin, who has made building a powerful military a key part of restoring Russia's global clout.

Dow gains more than 495 points, sets one-day record
NEW YORK (AP) - The Dow industrials soared as much as 450 points today as blue-chip stocks attracted money that is leaving the technology sector.

Thank you . . .

Awards and honors
Jennifer Hodges, a graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School, was named to the dean's list at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minn., for the fall 1999 semester.

FYI

Around town

Best bets
Painting, literature, theater and music are all in the offing this weekend in Juneau.

Around town

Best bets
Painting, literature, theater and music are all in the offing this weekend in Juneau.

Around town

Around town

Thank you . . .

Taking a close look at a seabird colony
One of the largest seabird colonies in Southeast Alaska is found on a tiny volcanic island at the mouth of Sitka Sound.

Taking a close look at a seabird colony
One of the largest seabird colonies in Southeast Alaska is found on a tiny volcanic island at the mouth of Sitka Sound.

Obituaries
Debbey Brown, Norman L. Anderson

School calendar

Neighbors briefly

Obituaries
Debbey Brown, Norman L. Anderson

Awards and honors
Jennifer Hodges, a graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School, was named to the dean's list at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minn., for the fall 1999 semester.

FYI

Neighbors briefly

School calendar

'60s rocker now focuses on kids
Children's musician Jim Valley will perform in concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at Aldersgate United Methodist Church.

Seeger strives for a friendly diversity in her folk songs
When women were still struggling to find their political voice, Peggy Seeger wrote ``Gonna Be an Engineer,'' which became one of the anthems of the women's movement.

Juneau linguist publishes collection of new writing
The poetry of e.e. cummings and Gary Snyder and the songs of Lxook and Shkik were woven together in the education of Nora Marks Dauenhauer.

Entertainment calendar

Arts profile
Flute maker Scott Epstein

Seeger strives for a friendly diversity in her folk songs
When women were still struggling to find their political voice, Peggy Seeger wrote ``Gonna Be an Engineer,'' which became one of the anthems of the women's movement.

In the blink of a millenium
A humble, ice-covered pond near the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center has joined the company of flying foxes, boiling lava and ancient redwoods.

Entertainment calendar

Arts profile
Flute maker Scott Epstein

In the blink of a millenium
A humble, ice-covered pond near the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center has joined the company of flying foxes, boiling lava and ancient redwoods.

'60s rocker now focuses on kids
Children's musician Jim Valley will perform in concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at Aldersgate United Methodist Church.

Juneau linguist publishes collection of new writing
The poetry of e.e. cummings and Gary Snyder and the songs of Lxook and Shkik were woven together in the education of Nora Marks Dauenhauer.

New oil deal calms fears
Most oil industry observers are looking favorably, if some of them cautiously, at Phillips Petroleum Co.'s purchase of Arco Alaska.

Correction
Due to an editing error, a photo caption in Wednesday's Neighbors page referred to an Academic Award Gala fund raiser being conducted by the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council. The event is an Academy Awards Gala.

Teen-ager brings home a new heart
Fourteen-year-old Chrysantha Bradley returned to Juneau on Wednesday with a heart nearly twice her age.

Police and fire blotter

Alyeska settles with state over 1996 oil leak
ANCHORAGE - Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. has reached a settlement with the state Department of Environmental Conservation over a 1996 oil leak along the trans-Alaska pipeline, Alyeska officials announced Wednesday.

State and local briefly

House pushes through budget cuts of $26 million
Democrats tried to change the House's version of the state operating budget for next year.

O'Malley recalls St. Patrick Day the old Irish way
When Martin O'Malley was growing up in Ireland in the 1930s and '40s, St. Patrick's Day was a church-going holiday.

Tunnel inspection reveals serious safety problems
ANCHORAGE - An inspection of the Whittier Tunnel has turned up electrical code violations that could have, in a worst-case scenario, led to explosions, fire, electrocution and possible asphyxiation from toxic fumes in the tunnel, state officials say.

Court: No to Exxon appeal
ANCHORAGE - A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected an appeal by Exxon Corp. on the $5 billion Exxon Valdez verdict handed down by a jury nearly six years ago.

Teen-ager brings home a new heart
Fourteen-year-old Chrysantha Bradley returned to Juneau on Wednesday with a heart nearly twice her age.

Senate, House clash over funding
The House and Senate don't agree on which programs need money fast.

Tunnel inspection reveals serious safety problems
ANCHORAGE - An inspection of the Whittier Tunnel has turned up electrical code violations that could have, in a worst-case scenario, led to explosions, fire, electrocution and possible asphyxiation from toxic fumes in the tunnel, state officials say.

Sheldon Jackson's doors to stay open
Sheldon Jackson College passed the test Thursday, when its board of trustees voted to keep the Sitka college open.

State and local briefly

Phillips CEO assures Alaskans company will compete on Slope
Cooperation and competition aren't mutually exclusive in North Slope oil operations, Phillips Petroleum CEO Jim Mulva said Thursday.

Correction
Due to an editing error, a photo caption in Wednesday's Neighbors page referred to an Academic Award Gala fund raiser being conducted by the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council. The event is an Academy Awards Gala.

Supporters of Juneau road work to keep project alive
Juneau residents who want a road to Skagway are concerned the state has suspended the project's environmental review. They want to keep the ball rolling while they seek future highway funding.

Alyeska settles with state over 1996 oil leak
ANCHORAGE - Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. has reached a settlement with the state Department of Environmental Conservation over a 1996 oil leak along the trans-Alaska pipeline, Alyeska officials announced Wednesday.

Stevens pushes for BP merger, opening ANWR to oil drilling
U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens repeated his call for oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge during a speech at the Capitol on Thursday.

Man tries to attack Alaska Airlines crew
SAN FRANCISCO - Terrified passengers watched a man roam their jetliner muttering threats and shedding clothes before tackling him as he broke through the locked cockpit door and attack the crew.

MCI Worldcom takes over fiber-optic cable
ANCHORAGE - MCI WorldCom is trying to overhaul Anchorage-based Kanas Telecom, the company that owns the troubled fiber-optic cable along the 800-mile trans-Alaska oil pipeline.

Gov. Knowles names two to fish council
Outgoing Fish and Game Department Deputy Commissioner David Benton and a Kenai River sportfishing activist Bob Penney are Gov. Tony Knowles' choices for seats on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council.

Stevens pushes for BP merger, opening ANWR to oil drilling
U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens repeated his call for oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge during a speech at the Capitol on Thursday.

Man cops plea in fatal crash case
The man who caused the death of Native leader Andrew Hope Jr. in a car crash will serve six to 12 months in jail, under an agreement with prosecutors.

Supporters of Juneau road work to keep project alive
Juneau residents who want a road to Skagway are concerned the state has suspended the project's environmental review. They want to keep the ball rolling while they seek future highway funding.

Fairbanks man found guilty in death of 26-year-old friend
FAIRBANKS - A Fairbanks jury has found a 26-year-old man guilty of murder in the stabbing death of his best friend.

Phillips CEO assures Alaskans company will compete on Slope
Cooperation and competition aren't mutually exclusive in North Slope oil operations, Phillips Petroleum CEO Jim Mulva said Thursday.

Police and fire blotter

MCI Worldcom takes over fiber-optic cable
ANCHORAGE - MCI WorldCom is trying to overhaul Anchorage-based Kanas Telecom, the company that owns the troubled fiber-optic cable along the 800-mile trans-Alaska oil pipeline.

State and local briefly

Sheldon Jackson's doors to stay open
Sheldon Jackson College passed the test Thursday, when its board of trustees voted to keep the Sitka college open.

Man tries to attack Alaska Airlines crew
SAN FRANCISCO - Terrified passengers watched a man roam their jetliner muttering threats and shedding clothes before tackling him as he broke through the locked cockpit door and attack the crew.

Senate, House clash over funding
The House and Senate don't agree on which programs need money fast.

New law makes saving for college easier
Parents will soon have a new way to save money for their kids' college education.

Court: No to Exxon appeal
ANCHORAGE - A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected an appeal by Exxon Corp. on the $5 billion Exxon Valdez verdict handed down by a jury nearly six years ago.

Gov. Knowles names two to fish council
Outgoing Fish and Game Department Deputy Commissioner David Benton and a Kenai River sportfishing activist Bob Penney are Gov. Tony Knowles' choices for seats on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council.

O'Malley recalls St. Patrick Day the old Irish way
When Martin O'Malley was growing up in Ireland in the 1930s and '40s, St. Patrick's Day was a church-going holiday.

Man cops plea in fatal crash case
The man who caused the death of Native leader Andrew Hope Jr. in a car crash will serve six to 12 months in jail, under an agreement with prosecutors.

State and local briefly

Fairbanks man found guilty in death of 26-year-old friend
FAIRBANKS - A Fairbanks jury has found a 26-year-old man guilty of murder in the stabbing death of his best friend.

House pushes through budget cuts of $26 million
Democrats tried to change the House's version of the state operating budget for next year.

Police and fire blotter

Police and fire blotter

New law makes saving for college easier
Parents will soon have a new way to save money for their kids' college education.

New oil deal calms fears
Most oil industry observers are looking favorably, if some of them cautiously, at Phillips Petroleum Co.'s purchase of Arco Alaska.

Word of mouth

Lug nuts alert
Letter by Alex Gog

Wishing teams well in the tournament
Today starts the Region-V Class 4A tournament in Ketchikan, and we wish the Juneau boys and girls high school teams the best of luck.

NRA getting out of hand with its rhetoric
The National Rifle Association and its primary spokesman Wayne LaPierre, owe the president an apology. I don't much care what LaPierre thinks of William J. Clinton as a man, but his remarks about the president of the country are simply out of bounds.

Word of Mouth is a community asset
Letter by Lynn Coffee

Ferry decision points to problems
Letter by Edwin Johnson

The line between diversity and apathy
It's a bit uncomfortable to suddenly find myself questioning the value of tolerance. I've spent an awful lot of time and space defending the rights of others to their beliefs, even when they attack mine. Pluralism is a virtue.

Pay phone needed for hearing-impaired
Letter by Pam Mueller-Guy

Word of mouth

BP agreement with Phillips welcome
The big news throughout the state this week was BP Amoco's announcement it was selling Arco's entire Alaska operation to Oklahoma-based Phillips Petroleum.

Wishing teams well in the tournament
Today starts the Region-V Class 4A tournament in Ketchikan, and we wish the Juneau boys and girls high school teams the best of luck.

Word of mouth

An apology to the city
Letter by Rena Balzer

NRA getting out of hand with its rhetoric
The National Rifle Association and its primary spokesman Wayne LaPierre, owe the president an apology. I don't much care what LaPierre thinks of William J. Clinton as a man, but his remarks about the president of the country are simply out of bounds.

Word of Mouth is irresponsible
Letter by Bruce Scandling

Ferry decision points to problems
Letter by Edwin Johnson

Lug nuts alert
Letter by Alex Gog

Pay phone needed for hearing-impaired
Letter by Pam Mueller-Guy

An apology to the city
Letter by Rena Balzer

Word of Mouth is irresponsible
Letter by Bruce Scandling

The line between diversity and apathy
It's a bit uncomfortable to suddenly find myself questioning the value of tolerance. I've spent an awful lot of time and space defending the rights of others to their beliefs, even when they attack mine. Pluralism is a virtue.

Word of mouth

BP agreement with Phillips welcome
The big news throughout the state this week was BP Amoco's announcement it was selling Arco's entire Alaska operation to Oklahoma-based Phillips Petroleum.

Word of Mouth is a community asset
Letter by Lynn Coffee

Dog death occurs on trail to Elim
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - As mushers continued to stream into Nome, a dog belonging to Michigan musher Al Hardman died Wednesday in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, according to a race official.

Ups for grabs
Up in the air. Wide open. Up for grabs.

Craig boys rout Mt. Edgecumbe
KETCHIKAN -- Craig Carter scored 24 of his game-high 29 points in the first half Wednesday night as the Craig Panthers boys basketball team claimed a 92-70 victory over the Mount Edgecumbe Braves in the first round of the Region V-Class 3A tournament at Ketchikan High School.

Metlakatla boys honor fallen player with defeat of Haines
KETCHIKAN -- As the final seconds ticked off of the Metlakatla boys basketball team's 82-68 upset victory over Haines in the semifinals of the Region V-Class 3A tournament Thursday night, Metlakatla's Anthony Gogert ripped off his shirt and dove into the center of the gym floor.

Craig boys rout Mt. Edgecumbe
KETCHIKAN -- Craig Carter scored 24 of his game-high 29 points in the first half Wednesday night as the Craig Panthers boys basketball team claimed a 92-70 victory over the Mount Edgecumbe Braves in the first round of the Region V-Class 3A tournament at Ketchikan High School.

Girls wipe Wolves, play for title tonight
KETCHIKAN -- At times this year, the Juneau-Douglas girls basketball team has looked like a top contender to win the Class 4A state championship. Other times, the Crimson Bears seemed to be in the doldrums.

Ups for grabs
Up in the air. Wide open. Up for grabs.

Metlakatla boys honor fallen player with defeat of Haines
KETCHIKAN -- As the final seconds ticked off of the Metlakatla boys basketball team's 82-68 upset victory over Haines in the semifinals of the Region V-Class 3A tournament Thursday night, Metlakatla's Anthony Gogert ripped off his shirt and dove into the center of the gym floor.

Girls wipe Wolves, play for title tonight
KETCHIKAN -- At times this year, the Juneau-Douglas girls basketball team has looked like a top contender to win the Class 4A state championship. Other times, the Crimson Bears seemed to be in the doldrums.

Dog death occurs on trail to Elim
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - As mushers continued to stream into Nome, a dog belonging to Michigan musher Al Hardman died Wednesday in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, according to a race official.

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