Thursday, March 23, 2000

Organizers planning Million Mom March for gun control
WASHINGTON - It had to be mothers who'd think of the march, they believe, mothers who are passionately, painfully, overpoweringly angry. Every day, nearly 12 children ages 19 and younger are killed, they say - shot by one another, by adults, by themselves. Now the mothers want, no, demand, that something be done about guns. And to deliver that plea, they are coming here on Mother's Day. They're calling it the Million Mom March.

Organizers planning Million Mom March for gun control
WASHINGTON - It had to be mothers who'd think of the march, they believe, mothers who are passionately, painfully, overpoweringly angry. Every day, nearly 12 children ages 19 and younger are killed, they say - shot by one another, by adults, by themselves. Now the mothers want, no, demand, that something be done about guns. And to deliver that plea, they are coming here on Mother's Day. They're calling it the Million Mom March.

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Around town

Outdoor season looms for many plants
Filling my lungs with the long awaited aroma of fres

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Outdoor season looms for many plants
Filling my lungs with the long awaited aroma of fres

Obituaries
Louise A. Peppercorn

Pet of the week
Zoe is a 3-year-old spayed female german sh

Around town

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Around town

Thank you...

Obituaries
Louise A. Peppercorn

Pet of the week
Zoe is a 3-year-old spayed female german sh

Around town

Weddings and anniversaries
Sonny Mazon, Heidi Richards to marry

Weddings and anniversaries
Sonny Mazon, Heidi Richards to marry

Artist profile
Kevin Miller works with wood, turning alder and mountain ash on a lathe to create a variety of functional and decorative items. A Turn for the Better is the name of his home-based business.

Briefly

Writer, teacher tackles the big questions
A secret network smuggling Chinese immigrants into Washington state and a ruptured tanker gushing oil into Alaska waters are hot topics for John Keeble.

The British are coming
Rolling up the rugs and cranking up a live band for a house dance can be a good way to get Juneau police to your party.

Entertainment calendar

UAS will play host to this year's Renaissance Faire
Knights in chain mail and boiled leather will defend their honor in the kingdom of Auke Bay on Saturday.

UAS will play host to this year's Renaissance Faire
Knights in chain mail and boiled leather will defend their honor in the kingdom of Auke Bay on Saturday.

Writer, teacher tackles the big questions
A secret network smuggling Chinese immigrants into Washington state and a ruptured tanker gushing oil into Alaska waters are hot topics for John Keeble.

Entertainment calendar

Briefly

Artist profile
Kevin Miller works with wood, turning alder and mountain ash on a lathe to create a variety of functional and decorative items. A Turn for the Better is the name of his home-based business.

The British are coming
Rolling up the rugs and cranking up a live band for a house dance can be a good way to get Juneau police to your party.

Local Special Olympians may go to world games
Fourteen Juneau athletes won medals, many of them gold, at the 2001 Special Olympic World Winter pre-games in Anchorage.

Teachers still face layoff risk
The Juneau School Board has approved a fully funded budget for next fiscal year that would maintain current staffing and class sizes. But it's not necessarily the final numbers.

Wait for abortion would be required
A woman could not just walk into a clinic and have an abortion, under a bill facing legislators.

Schools may lose $75,000
A bill to limit runaway state spending on public school transportation would cost the Juneau School District about $75,000 a year, local officials say.

Law calls for cruise lines to report ship pollution
A bill that would require big cruise ships to report on the kinds and amounts of pollutants they're producing made its first legislative port of call Tuesday.

Juneau residents outdoing other Alaskans on census
Juneau is earning bureaucratic brownie points by returning census forms at a greater rate than all other Alaska cities - but we could make an even better showing.

Police and fire blotter

Liquor retailers fear DMV theft may spawn fake licenses
ANCHORAGE - Some of Alaska's liquor purveyors expect to see a surge of phony drivers' licenses from underage drinkers following the weekend theft of plastic laminate sleeves from a Department of Motor Vehicles office.

Local Special Olympians may go to world games
Fourteen Juneau athletes won medals, many of them gold, at the 2001 Special Olympic World Winter pre-games in Anchorage.

Bill boots game off state ballot
Wolves, moose and other animals could vanish from the voting booth in Alaska.

Police and fire blotter subhead:

Permafund plan may trigger tax
The Internal Revenue Service could get the biggest Alaska Permanent Fund dividend check ever if either of two measures before the Legislature is approved.

Senate working to slash $30 million off state budget
The Senate's version of a state operating budget for the next fiscal year will be up for public testimony tonight.

Timber sale on hold as bears, impact studied
Appeals by local environmental groups delayed a timber sale near Tenakee Springs for at least eight months.

Teachers still face layoff risk
The Juneau School Board has approved a fully funded budget for next fiscal year that would maintain current staffing and class sizes. But it's not necessarily the final numbers.

Court ruling halts tobacco checks in Alaska
A U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Washington will hamper tobacco control efforts in Alaska.

Senate working to slash $30 million off state budget
The Senate's version of a state operating budget for the next fiscal year will be up for public testimony tonight.

State and local briefly

Bill gives legislators more time to review state labor contracts
State labor contracts would need to be negotiated and on lawmakers' desks earlier, under a bill that passed the Senate on Tuesday.

Police and fire blotter

Man may have covered up hit-and-run, police say
Police now believe that what was reported as a hit-the-house-and-run incident was a cover-up.

Delegation launches another effort to open ANWR
Alaska's congressional delegation is pressing for a rider on a 2001 budget measure to open the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling.

Wait for abortion would be required
A woman could not just walk into a clinic and have an abortion, under a bill facing legislators.

Court ruling halts tobacco checks in Alaska
A U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Washington will hamper tobacco control efforts in Alaska.

State and local briefly

Timber sale on hold as bears, impact studied
Appeals by local environmental groups delayed a timber sale near Tenakee Springs for at least eight months.

State and local briefly

Permafund plan may trigger tax
The Internal Revenue Service could get the biggest Alaska Permanent Fund dividend check ever if either of two measures before the Legislature is approved.

Bill gives legislators more time to review state labor contracts
State labor contracts would need to be negotiated and on lawmakers' desks earlier, under a bill that passed the Senate on Tuesday.

Bill boots game off state ballot
Wolves, moose and other animals could vanish from the voting booth in Alaska.

Man may have covered up hit-and-run, police say
Police now believe that what was reported as a hit-the-house-and-run incident was a cover-up.

Liquor retailers fear DMV theft may spawn fake licenses
ANCHORAGE - Some of Alaska's liquor purveyors expect to see a surge of phony drivers' licenses from underage drinkers following the weekend theft of plastic laminate sleeves from a Department of Motor Vehicles office.

Delegation launches another effort to open ANWR
Alaska's congressional delegation is pressing for a rider on a 2001 budget measure to open the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling.

Juneau residents outdoing other Alaskans on census
Juneau is earning bureaucratic brownie points by returning census forms at a greater rate than all other Alaska cities - but we could make an even better showing.

State and local briefly

Schools may lose $75,000
A bill to limit runaway state spending on public school transportation would cost the Juneau School District about $75,000 a year, local officials say.

Law calls for cruise lines to report ship pollution
A bill that would require big cruise ships to report on the kinds and amounts of pollutants they're producing made its first legislative port of call Tuesday.

Police and fire blotter subhead:

Word of mouth

Cruise monitoring needs solid data
Alaskans are concerned about how the cruise ship industry is impacting our air and water, and what the industry is doing to control and mitigate the wastes it creates. We need information. We need answers. We

Marriage analogy is off the mark
Letter by Chip Thoma

Word of mouth

Questions about fire evacuations
Letter by Ken Dean

Letter distorted violence realities
Letter by Chris Joy

Planning how Juneau uses trails in the future
Last fall the Juneau Assembly requested that Trail Mix facilitate a process to evaluate commercial activity on the Juneau trail system. The group was asked to recommend to land management agencies and the assembly which trails should

Waiting period for abortions reasonable
ouse Bill 329, which would require a 24-hour delay before a woman could have an abortion, had its first hearing this week and already the battle lines are drawn.

Word of mouth

Juneau Five challenged federal law, not state
Letter by Wanda Culp

Planning how Juneau uses trails in the future
Last fall the Juneau Assembly requested that Trail Mix facilitate a process to evaluate commercial activity on the Juneau trail system. The group was asked to recommend to land management agencies and the assembly which trails should

Where killing women is an honor
Mufti Ziauddin runs his finger down a chart that grimly chronicles the ``Status of Court Cases for Murdered Women.''

Smith and Wesson takes positive step
Gun manufacturers have come under increasing pressure to develop measures aimed at improving gun safety. In fact, the Clinton administration, along with some states, have threatened to bring a national lawsuit against those companies unless they take such steps.

Word of mouth

Cruise monitoring needs solid data
Alaskans are concerned about how the cruise ship industry is impacting our air and water, and what the industry is doing to control and mitigate the wastes it creates. We need information. We need answers. We

Marriage analogy is off the mark
Letter by Chip Thoma

Smith and Wesson takes positive step
Gun manufacturers have come under increasing pressure to develop measures aimed at improving gun safety. In fact, the Clinton administration, along with some states, have threatened to bring a national lawsuit against those companies unless they take such steps.

Letter distorted violence realities
Letter by Chris Joy

Waiting period for abortions reasonable
ouse Bill 329, which would require a 24-hour delay before a woman could have an abortion, had its first hearing this week and already the battle lines are drawn.

Where killing women is an honor
Mufti Ziauddin runs his finger down a chart that grimly chronicles the ``Status of Court Cases for Murdered Women.''

Juneau Five challenged federal law, not state
Letter by Wanda Culp

Questions about fire evacuations
Letter by Ken Dean

Duke stares into jaws of Gators' pressure
DURHAM, N.C. - Fifth-seeded Florida wants to run with No.1 Duke, because that's what Florida does. Florida presses and traps and throws alley-oops for 40 minutes, turning basketball into BillyBall, fourth-year coach Billy Donovan's preferred pace that is somewhere between fast break and fast forward.

Mt. Edgecumbe girls, Wrangell boys aim for titles
ANCHORAGE - The Mount Edgecumbe girls basketball team is one of the top contenders to win the Class 3A statate tournament, but in order to improve on their recent fourth-place finishes the Braves will have beat the Eielson Ravens in today's 5:35 p.m. first-round game at Sullivan Arena.

Duke stares into jaws of Gators' pressure
DURHAM, N.C. - Fifth-seeded Florida wants to run with No.1 Duke, because that's what Florida does. Florida presses and traps and throws alley-oops for 40 minutes, turning basketball into BillyBall, fourth-year coach Billy Donovan's preferred pace that is somewhere between fast break and fast forward.

Bears battle Warriors in first round
ANCHORAGE - The Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball team will face a familiar foe when the Crimson Bears tip off for the first round of the Class 4A state tournament at Sullivan Arena.

Small schools tourney begins
The top-seeded Yakutat Eagles will play the Hydaburg Warriors in the opener of the Region V-Class 2A girls basketball tournament Thursday at Juneau-Douglas High School.

Mt. Edgecumbe girls, Wrangell boys aim for titles
ANCHORAGE - The Mount Edgecumbe girls basketball team is one of the top contenders to win the Class 3A statate tournament, but in order to improve on their recent fourth-place finishes the Braves will have beat the Eielson Ravens in today's 5:35 p.m. first-round game at Sullivan Arena.

Small schools tourney begins
The top-seeded Yakutat Eagles will play the Hydaburg Warriors in the opener of the Region V-Class 2A girls basketball tournament Thursday at Juneau-Douglas High School.

Body-builder trains to be new Mr. Alaska
Corey Pavitt stood atop a folding table, naked except for a pair of bikini briefs. The anatomy class of mostly women stared, awe-struck, and then began to coo and holler as Pavitt turned and flexed his bulging quadriceps muscle.

Body-builder trains to be new Mr. Alaska
Corey Pavitt stood atop a folding table, naked except for a pair of bikini briefs. The anatomy class of mostly women stared, awe-struck, and then began to coo and holler as Pavitt turned and flexed his bulging quadriceps muscle.

Bears battle Warriors in first round
ANCHORAGE - The Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball team will face a familiar foe when the Crimson Bears tip off for the first round of the Class 4A state tournament at Sullivan Arena.

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