Monday, March 20, 2000

Buchanan files complaint to get into debates
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Reform Party and Patrick Buchanan are demanding to be included in the presidential debates, saying the major political parties are conspiring to rob the third party of any chance to win the White House.

Buchanan files complaint to get into debates
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Reform Party and Patrick Buchanan are demanding to be included in the presidential debates, saying the major political parties are conspiring to rob the third party of any chance to win the White House.

Around town

Obituaries
Donald W. Korpela

Around town

Around town

Around town

Obituaries
Donald W. Korpela

Inside out

Inside out

Arson: A hard crime to identify and solve
Being suspicious is part of Randy Waters' job.

Arson: A hard crime to identify and solve
Being suspicious is part of Randy Waters' job.

'It all suddenly went away': Fire crimes take toll on lives
When Juneau's Channel Dive Center and Channel Marina went up in flames in 1996, Dive Center owner John Lachelt was devastated - financially and emotionally.

'It all suddenly went away': Fire crimes take toll on lives
When Juneau's Channel Dive Center and Channel Marina went up in flames in 1996, Dive Center owner John Lachelt was devastated - financially and emotionally.

Splat! Guns, paint add up to a ball
Four teen-age boys aimed guns at each other Saturday morning at Sandy Beach and shot without remorse.

What to put in new high school
Should Juneau's proposed new high school have auto and wood shops, an indoor track, a drama classroom and security cameras?

Road, ferry choice riles residents of King Cove
ANCHORAGE - A battle appears to be shaping up again over a road-ferry option from King Cove to Cold Bay, on the Alaska Peninsula.

Solution for PCE proves elusive
The future of a program that keeps electric rates reasonable in the Bush is looking dimmer as the Legislature moves into the second half of this year's session.

Who's the biggest clown at the Capitol?
Those who consider the Legislature a circus can now pick their cast of characters for the center ring. So far the elephants are the main attraction, but the ringmaster is hearing some boos.

Rescue drill at Sandy Beach
Search and rescue teams are taking over Sandy Beach today.

State and local briefly

Juneau boys win title
Carlos Boozer may be staring at Duke instead of Juneau, but the Crimson Bears boys basketball team still knows how to win without the former star.

Car bend collapsing into river
For decades, junked cars have stabilized a portion of the bank of the Mendenhall River. But lately, the cars are starting to float.

Sgt. loses career over anthrax shot
ANCHORAGE - Refusing to take the anthrax vaccine has cost a former noncommissioned officer at Elmendorf Air Force Base his military career.

Rosier to head Outdoor Council
FAIRBANKS - Carl Rosier of Juneau has been named president of the Alaska Outdoor Council, the state's largest hunting and fishing organization.

Police and fire blotter

Police and fire blotter

State and local briefly

Police and fire blotter

Injured infant's parent's arrested for felony assault
ANCHORAGE - A Fort Richardson couple has been charged with injuring their infant boy so extensively that he was left in a vegetative condition permanently.

Injured infant's parent's arrested for felony assault
ANCHORAGE - A Fort Richardson couple has been charged with injuring their infant boy so extensively that he was left in a vegetative condition permanently.

Road, ferry choice riles residents of King Cove
ANCHORAGE - A battle appears to be shaping up again over a road-ferry option from King Cove to Cold Bay, on the Alaska Peninsula.

Law would give diabetes victims better coverage
Chris Holzworth will have to think carefully about what kind of job he takes once he leaves home.

Law would give diabetes victims better coverage
Chris Holzworth will have to think carefully about what kind of job he takes once he leaves home.

School program aims to steer more toward universities
As the slides flickered on the screen - of local college students in the lab, hanging out in the dorm, playing volleyball - did the middle school students, many of them Native, imagine themselves in the photos?

Car bend collapsing into river
For decades, junked cars have stabilized a portion of the bank of the Mendenhall River. But lately, the cars are starting to float.

Police charge woman in made-up kidnapping
FAIRBANKS - Police arrested a 19-year-old Fairbanks woman Saturday for filing a phony report claiming two unknown assailants kidnapped, attempted to rape and threatened to kill her Friday night after she got off work.

Rescue drill at Sandy Beach
Search and rescue teams are taking over Sandy Beach today.

Splat! Guns, paint add up to a ball
Four teen-age boys aimed guns at each other Saturday morning at Sandy Beach and shot without remorse.

Legislative update

House OKs budget
It's ahead of schedule and smaller than last year's budget bill. But before it was approved in the House, it drew fire from Democrats who said the spending plan was blind to Alaska's future.

Fewer herring expected in Togiak district
DILLINGHAM - State fisheries officials are predicting that fewer herring will return to the Togiak area this year compared to 1999.

Legislative update

Who's the biggest clown at the Capitol?
Those who consider the Legislature a circus can now pick their cast of characters for the center ring. So far the elephants are the main attraction, but the ringmaster is hearing some boos.

Juneau boys win title
Carlos Boozer may be staring at Duke instead of Juneau, but the Crimson Bears boys basketball team still knows how to win without the former star.

Solution for PCE proves elusive
The future of a program that keeps electric rates reasonable in the Bush is looking dimmer as the Legislature moves into the second half of this year's session.

Fewer herring expected in Togiak district
DILLINGHAM - State fisheries officials are predicting that fewer herring will return to the Togiak area this year compared to 1999.

Police charge woman in made-up kidnapping
FAIRBANKS - Police arrested a 19-year-old Fairbanks woman Saturday for filing a phony report claiming two unknown assailants kidnapped, attempted to rape and threatened to kill her Friday night after she got off work.

House OKs budget
It's ahead of schedule and smaller than last year's budget bill. But before it was approved in the House, it drew fire from Democrats who said the spending plan was blind to Alaska's future.

Rosier to head Outdoor Council
FAIRBANKS - Carl Rosier of Juneau has been named president of the Alaska Outdoor Council, the state's largest hunting and fishing organization.

Sgt. loses career over anthrax shot
ANCHORAGE - Refusing to take the anthrax vaccine has cost a former noncommissioned officer at Elmendorf Air Force Base his military career.

School program aims to steer more toward universities
As the slides flickered on the screen - of local college students in the lab, hanging out in the dorm, playing volleyball - did the middle school students, many of them Native, imagine themselves in the photos?

What to put in new high school
Should Juneau's proposed new high school have auto and wood shops, an indoor track, a drama classroom and security cameras?

Police and fire blotter

City program cuts will impact Juneau
My role in the changes taking place in the city of Juneau's Health and Social Services Division is small and uncertain. I have been acting administrator/clinical services supervisor at Juneau Recovery Hospital since Dec. 6.

Word of mouth

New college savings law a needed benefit
Next to a mortgage, a child's future college education is probably the most expensive item facing a family. Tuition for higher education continues to rise at an alarming rate, often several times the rate of inflation.

Word of mouth

Phillips' purchase of Arco is a great relief
he following editorial appeared in Friday's Fairbanks Daily News-Miner:

City program cuts will impact Juneau
My role in the changes taking place in the city of Juneau's Health and Social Services Division is small and uncertain. I have been acting administrator/clinical services supervisor at Juneau Recovery Hospital since Dec. 6.

Phillips' purchase of Arco is a great relief
he following editorial appeared in Friday's Fairbanks Daily News-Miner:

Support for fast ferry proposal
Letter by Cliff Lobaugh

Churchill dumped, but wolves remain
As many Alaskans may attest, Bob Churchill was widely recognized as an imminently fair-minded and even-handed member of the Board of Game. But he agreed wolf control near

Moe from Mars, Grant from Venus
oday's topic was suggested by a reader named Richard from El Paso, Texas, who wrote a letter asking: ``How do you obtain a sense of humor? I am more seriously inclined, and I understand that women really love a man with a sense of humor. . . My main concern is how to apply it in everyday conversation to impress women.''

Clarification on logging practices
Letter by Tim Bristol

New college savings law a needed benefit
Next to a mortgage, a child's future college education is probably the most expensive item facing a family. Tuition for higher education continues to rise at an alarming rate, often several times the rate of inflation.

Support for fast ferry proposal
Letter by Cliff Lobaugh

Churchill dumped, but wolves remain
As many Alaskans may attest, Bob Churchill was widely recognized as an imminently fair-minded and even-handed member of the Board of Game. But he agreed wolf control near

Word of mouth

Word of mouth

Moe from Mars, Grant from Venus
oday's topic was suggested by a reader named Richard from El Paso, Texas, who wrote a letter asking: ``How do you obtain a sense of humor? I am more seriously inclined, and I understand that women really love a man with a sense of humor. . . My main concern is how to apply it in everyday conversation to impress women.''

Clarification on logging practices
Letter by Tim Bristol

Juneau rallies for SE crown
KETCHIKAN - The Juneau-Douglas boys basketball team dodged a bullet Saturday night, holding off a tough Wrangell Wolves team 69-54 to win the Southeast Championship at Ketchikan High School's Clarke Cochrane Arena.

Juneau rallies for SE crown
KETCHIKAN - The Juneau-Douglas boys basketball team dodged a bullet Saturday night, holding off a tough Wrangell Wolves team 69-54 to win the Southeast Championship at Ketchikan High School's Clarke Cochrane Arena.

Kayhi cans Juneau's title hopes
KETCHIKAN -- This was not the ending the Juneau-Douglas girls basketball team pictured when they opened the 1999-2000 season.

Boozer saves day for Duke
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - It was hard enough for Duke's Blue Devils to hold off Kansas. The public address announcer at Lawrence Joel Coliseum didn't make the job any easier.

Kayhi cans Juneau's title hopes
KETCHIKAN -- This was not the ending the Juneau-Douglas girls basketball team pictured when they opened the 1999-2000 season.

Duke immune to upset epidemic
If Bracketville, U.S.A., has a Heartbreak Hotel, the Kansas Jayhawks should have racked up enough bonus points by now for a trip around the world.

Juneau boys draw Wasilla in state opener
The Juneau-Douglas boys basketball team will open the 2000 Class 4A state tournament against the Wasilla Warriors at 5:35 p.m. Thursday at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage.

Swingley cleans up in Iditarod banquet
NOME - Champion Doug Swingley of Lincoln, Mont., was handed his first-place check for $60,000 and the keys to a new pickup truck during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race mushers' banquet here over the weekend.

Mt. Edgecumbe victorious
KETCHIKAN - Early in Friday nights Region V-Class 3A championship game, Mount Edgecumbe's Adrienne Taalak dove after a loose ball and crashed into a chair, cutting her right hand in between the second and third fingers.

Boozer saves day for Duke
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - It was hard enough for Duke's Blue Devils to hold off Kansas. The public address announcer at Lawrence Joel Coliseum didn't make the job any easier.

Bears make it 8 straight
KETCHIKAN -- Earlier this season, when it seemed like half of the Juneau-Douglas boys basketball players were injured, the Crimson Bears suffered in the paint.

Duke immune to upset epidemic
If Bracketville, U.S.A., has a Heartbreak Hotel, the Kansas Jayhawks should have racked up enough bonus points by now for a trip around the world.

Mt. Edgecumbe victorious
KETCHIKAN - Early in Friday nights Region V-Class 3A championship game, Mount Edgecumbe's Adrienne Taalak dove after a loose ball and crashed into a chair, cutting her right hand in between the second and third fingers.

Swingley cleans up in Iditarod banquet
NOME - Champion Doug Swingley of Lincoln, Mont., was handed his first-place check for $60,000 and the keys to a new pickup truck during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race mushers' banquet here over the weekend.

Bears make it 8 straight
KETCHIKAN -- Earlier this season, when it seemed like half of the Juneau-Douglas boys basketball players were injured, the Crimson Bears suffered in the paint.

Juneau boys draw Wasilla in state opener
The Juneau-Douglas boys basketball team will open the 2000 Class 4A state tournament against the Wasilla Warriors at 5:35 p.m. Thursday at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage.

Wrangell boys win 3A title
KETCHIKAN -- When he entered the Region V-Class 3A boys basketball tournament, Wrangell's Graham Gablehouse was a solid, if unspectacular center who'd give the Wolves about nine points and eight rebounds a game.

Wrangell boys win 3A title
KETCHIKAN -- When he entered the Region V-Class 3A boys basketball tournament, Wrangell's Graham Gablehouse was a solid, if unspectacular center who'd give the Wolves about nine points and eight rebounds a game.

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