Saturday, March 25, 2000

Former hostage wins $341 million verdict against Iran
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former hostage Terry Anderson and his family were awarded $341 million from Iran today by a federal judge who said his treatment during his nearly seven years of captivity in Beirut was ``savage and cruel by any civilized standards.''

Former hostage wins $341 million verdict against Iran
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former hostage Terry Anderson and his family were awarded $341 million from Iran today by a federal judge who said his treatment during his nearly seven years of captivity in Beirut was ``savage and cruel by any civilized standards.''

FYI

Neighbors briefly

Obituaries
George Jackson, Jeffery Alan Bjerkeset

Spring a time of spiritual renewal too
We are heading toward Easter at breakneck speed. It won't be long before the flowers are blooming, the driveways are ice-free and daylight-saving time is just around the corner. I love renewal. It happens this way every year.

Best bets
Kayaking adventures, award-winning fiction, playreading and the Oscars are all in store this weekend.

Neighbors briefly

FYI

Obituaries
George Jackson, Jeffery Alan Bjerkeset

Spring a time of spiritual renewal too
We are heading toward Easter at breakneck speed. It won't be long before the flowers are blooming, the driveways are ice-free and daylight-saving time is just around the corner. I love renewal. It happens this way every year.

Thank you . . .

Thank you . . .

Around town

Around town

Awards, honors, enlistments and graduations
Amy Lynne Pisa was named to the honor roll at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Wa., for the fall quarter of 1999.

Best bets
Kayaking adventures, award-winning fiction, playreading and the Oscars are all in store this weekend.

Awards, honors, enlistments and graduations
Amy Lynne Pisa was named to the honor roll at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Wa., for the fall quarter of 1999.

Attitude drives Juneau woman during her 100 years on Earth
Anna Renne Hitchcock's death certificate was written in 1919, but she's celebrating her 100th birthday next Wednesday.

Alaskans ask Senate for more education money in budget
Senate budget-writers listened to the concerns and criticisms of Alaskans last night over how the state intends to spend its money.

Police and fire blotter

State and local briefly

Workers' sick leave triggers clash
Some senators say a sick leave provision in a tentative labor contract could cost the state as much as $24 million - nearly the cost of a dozen new state labor contracts combined.

BP offers concession on exports
WASHINGTON - BP Amoco will stop exporting Alaska crude oil and divert the 60,000 barrels a day to California if it gets approval for its merger with Atlantic Richfield Co., the British-based oil company said Thursday. The oil would be moved through Arco's West Coast refining and marketing system instead.

BP offers concession on exports
WASHINGTON - BP Amoco will stop exporting Alaska crude oil and divert the 60,000 barrels a day to California if it gets approval for its merger with Atlantic Richfield Co., the British-based oil company said Thursday. The oil would be moved through Arco's West Coast refining and marketing system instead.

Correction

Attitude drives Juneau woman during her 100 years on Earth
Anna Renne Hitchcock's death certificate was written in 1919, but she's celebrating her 100th birthday next Wednesday.

Alaskans ask Senate for more education money in budget
Senate budget-writers listened to the concerns and criticisms of Alaskans last night over how the state intends to spend its money.

Correction

Many open to allowing tours on local trails
About half of area residents who responded to a survey don't mind some commercial use of local hiking trails. A city advisory group used data from the audit to recommend at a Centennial Hall presentation Thursday night that 18 of the 63 city trails considered be made available for commercial permitting.

Commissioner takes pitch on the road
Bob Poe knows it's going to be a tough sell asking legislators to spend about $14 million on labor contracts.

State school board member loses seat after Web fray
Robert Gottstein, who started a Web page asking citizens to pick the top five ``clowns'' in the Legislature, has not been reappointed to the state Board of Education.

State and local briefly

Police and fire blotter

State school board member loses seat after Web fray
Robert Gottstein, who started a Web page asking citizens to pick the top five ``clowns'' in the Legislature, has not been reappointed to the state Board of Education.

Senate bill loosens wolf-shooting restrictions
JUNEAU - Anyone with a valid hunting license could use land-and-shoot tactics to kill wolves in much of the state if a bill passed Thursday by the Senate becomes law.

Senate bill loosens wolf-shooting restrictions
JUNEAU - Anyone with a valid hunting license could use land-and-shoot tactics to kill wolves in much of the state if a bill passed Thursday by the Senate becomes law.

Bears awake in Anchorage
ANCHORAGE - Several people have reported seeing bears roaming the Hillside neighborhood of Anchorage, an Alaska Department of Fish and Game official said.

Many open to allowing tours on local trails
About half of area residents who responded to a survey don't mind some commercial use of local hiking trails. A city advisory group used data from the audit to recommend at a Centennial Hall presentation Thursday night that 18 of the 63 city trails considered be made available for commercial permitting.

Commissioner takes pitch on the road
Bob Poe knows it's going to be a tough sell asking legislators to spend about $14 million on labor contracts.

Workers' sick leave triggers clash
Some senators say a sick leave provision in a tentative labor contract could cost the state as much as $24 million - nearly the cost of a dozen new state labor contracts combined.

Bears awake in Anchorage
ANCHORAGE - Several people have reported seeing bears roaming the Hillside neighborhood of Anchorage, an Alaska Department of Fish and Game official said.

Looking for answers on maintenance
Alaska Air Flight 261 went down off the Ventura County coast nearly two months ago, killing all 88 passengers and crew aboard. Since that time, the federal investigation into the cause of the crash has focused on the MD-80 aircraft's tail stabilizer system and, more specifically, on a single jackscrew, or bolt. Was it properly maintained?

Word of mouth

Alaskans and the presidential primaries
Like so many Alaskans, I've been following the presidential primaries over the past few months. I'm not at all surprised at the outcome: Bush and Gore were the frontrunners at the outset and I never thought that the challenges from McCain or Bradley had much of a chance. My guess is that Alaska will vote for Bush in the fall - he's clearly the more conservative candidate - but Gore should have supporters in Alaska as well.

Former DOT execs favor road
Letter by Warren Wild, Sandy WilliamsJon Scribner, Robert Martin

Former DOT execs favor road
Letter by Warren Wild, Sandy WilliamsJon Scribner, Robert Martin

Looking for answers on maintenance
Alaska Air Flight 261 went down off the Ventura County coast nearly two months ago, killing all 88 passengers and crew aboard. Since that time, the federal investigation into the cause of the crash has focused on the MD-80 aircraft's tail stabilizer system and, more specifically, on a single jackscrew, or bolt. Was it properly maintained?

Word of mouth

Welcome Gold Medal Tournament members
We'd like to take a moment to welcome all the players, sponsors, friends and family coming to Juneau for next week's Gold Medal Tournament.

Alaskans and the presidential primaries
Like so many Alaskans, I've been following the presidential primaries over the past few months. I'm not at all surprised at the outcome: Bush and Gore were the frontrunners at the outset and I never thought that the challenges from McCain or Bradley had much of a chance. My guess is that Alaska will vote for Bush in the fall - he's clearly the more conservative candidate - but Gore should have supporters in Alaska as well.

Welcome Gold Medal Tournament members
We'd like to take a moment to welcome all the players, sponsors, friends and family coming to Juneau for next week's Gold Medal Tournament.

Crimson Bears upset Warriors
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.

Wrangell falls in first round
ANCHORAGE -- Wrangell boys basketball coach Ray Stokes was blunt in his assessment of the Wolves' performance in the first round of the Class 3A state tournament Thursday at Sullivan Arena.

Mt. Edgecumbe falls to Eielson, 46-40
ANCHORAGE - The Mount Edgecumbe girls basketball team entered the Class 3A state tournament with high hopes of winning their first state

Mt. Edgecumbe falls to Eielson, 46-40
ANCHORAGE - The Mount Edgecumbe girls basketball team entered the Class 3A state tournament with high hopes of winning their first state

Hoonah holds of Yakutat
A senior-laden Hoonah boys basketball team proved its toughness in the fourth quarter, as the Braves held off Yakutat 47-44 in the Region V-Class 2A tournament at Juneau-Douglas High School Thursday.

Hoonah holds of Yakutat
A senior-laden Hoonah boys basketball team proved its toughness in the fourth quarter, as the Braves held off Yakutat 47-44 in the Region V-Class 2A tournament at Juneau-Douglas High School Thursday.

Crimson Bears upset Warriors
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.

Wrangell falls in first round
ANCHORAGE -- Wrangell boys basketball coach Ray Stokes was blunt in his assessment of the Wolves' performance in the first round of the Class 3A state tournament Thursday at Sullivan Arena.

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