Tuesday, March 28, 2000

JEDC mulls independence
Juneau could be at a crossroads for economic development.

JEDC mulls independence
Juneau could be at a crossroads for economic development.

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Patrick Pennoyer
Patrick Pennoyer, owner, GREAT NETspectations.

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Cruise worries in Ketchikan
KETCHIKAN - More than 560,000 cruise ship passengers stopped in Ketchikan last year, but city officials worry the trend won't last.

Cruise worries in Ketchikan
KETCHIKAN - More than 560,000 cruise ship passengers stopped in Ketchikan last year, but city officials worry the trend won't last.

Patrick Pennoyer
Patrick Pennoyer, owner, GREAT NETspectations.

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Senate rejects campaign finance reform, debates flag amendment
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate today rejected a proposed constitutional amendment giving Congress control over political contributions. Still pending was another amendment that could make desecrating the American flag illegal.

Explosion shakes plant near Houston; injuries reported
PASADENA, Texas (AP) - An explosion today rocked a Phillips Petroleum plant near the Houston Ship Channel, causing an undetermined number of injuries and sending a large column of smoke into the air.

Senate rejects campaign finance reform, debates flag amendment
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate today rejected a proposed constitutional amendment giving Congress control over political contributions. Still pending was another amendment that could make desecrating the American flag illegal.

Explosion shakes plant near Houston; injuries reported
PASADENA, Texas (AP) - An explosion today rocked a Phillips Petroleum plant near the Houston Ship Channel, causing an undetermined number of injuries and sending a large column of smoke into the air.

Around town

Obituaries
Christine Marie Ryder, Lyle F. Jones, Frank S. Perdon

Around town

Around town

Obituaries
Christine Marie Ryder, Lyle F. Jones, Frank S. Perdon

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Alaska Natives hit harder by murders
A new report says Alaska Natives are murdered at a rate much higher than Native Americans in any other state.

Quieting racket over tour noise
A decade-long rain of citizens' complaints about aircraft noise has produced a draft noise ordinance that is at least a start toward solving the problem, according to Juneau Assembly Member Jim Powell.

ATVs blamed for damaging fish habitat on Kenai Peninsula
SOLDOTNA - All-terrain vehicles are being blamed for tearing up some backcountry wetlands and for driving through streambeds near the headwaters of the Anchor River and Deep Creek.

Gulf groundfish plan debated
KODIAK - A controversial proposal to divide Gulf of Alaska groundfish harvests and limit processors got a thorough airing over the weekend at Comfish 2000, the annual gathering of the fishing industry here.

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Board delays hatchery action
ANCHORAGE - The state Board of Fisheries has delayed acting on a request to cut the hatchery production of chum salmon, including in Southeast.

Groups meet to try to reduce abuse of inhalants in villages
ANCHORAGE - At grocery stores in many Alaska villages, hairspray is kept behind the counter, out of reach of those who might use its noxious fumes as a cheap and easy way to get high.

NTSB determines cause of plane crash
ANCHORAGE - Air Force Lt. Gen. David McCloud appears to have been flying too low in an unfamiliar plane when he crashed while doing some aerobatics in July of 1998, the National Transportation Safety Board says.

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Troopers investigate confrontation on Seward Highway
ANCHORAGE - An outbreak of road rage on the Seward Highway over the weekend left a middle-aged couple fearing for their lives and two Soldotna brothers charged with assault, Alaska State Troopers said.

Groups meet to try to reduce abuse of inhalants in villages
ANCHORAGE - At grocery stores in many Alaska villages, hairspray is kept behind the counter, out of reach of those who might use its noxious fumes as a cheap and easy way to get high.

Crew clears slide paths
State highway workers cleared avalanche debris from Thane Road this morning, opening one lane of traffic about 11 a.m.

ATVs blamed for damaging fish habitat on Kenai Peninsula
SOLDOTNA - All-terrain vehicles are being blamed for tearing up some backcountry wetlands and for driving through streambeds near the headwaters of the Anchor River and Deep Creek.

Tank leaks 85,000 gallons of fuel in Unalakleet
UNALAKLEET - Workers spent the weekend cleaning up an estimated 85,000 gallons of aviation fuel that spilled in the tank farm for the airfield at this Norton Sound community.

Quieting racket over tour noise
A decade-long rain of citizens' complaints about aircraft noise has produced a draft noise ordinance that is at least a start toward solving the problem, according to Juneau Assembly Member Jim Powell.

Alaskans unite to help Eskimo whaler from Russia regain his eyesight
BARROW - For more than a half-century, Peter Typykhkak's eyes have searched the waters of the Bering Sea for whales, walrus and other marine mammals.

Police and fire blotter

Contractor in intensive care after falling from hotel roof
A Juneau contractor was seriously injured Monday in a fall from the roof of a hotel under construction next to the Douglas Bridge.

Fire strikes trailer second time
For the second time in two months, a suspicious fire has burned the Mendenhall Valley home of Dusty and Cheriess Weich.

Northwest Territories leaders visit to build business ties
A year ago, Northwest Territories officials started thinking more about economic opportunities to the west.

State and local briefly

Northwest Territories leaders visit to build business ties
A year ago, Northwest Territories officials started thinking more about economic opportunities to the west.

Hoonah clinic, SEARHC sign off on agreement
Medical professionals serving Hoonah have finally agreed on who does what.

Board delays hatchery action
ANCHORAGE - The state Board of Fisheries has delayed acting on a request to cut the hatchery production of chum salmon, including in Southeast.

Challenger Learning Center enters final countdown
KENAI - ``Beam me up, Scotty,'' Flight Director Daniela Martian said into a microphone in the mission control center of the new Challenger Learning Center of Alaska.

Contractor in intensive care after falling from hotel roof
A Juneau contractor was seriously injured Monday in a fall from the roof of a hotel under construction next to the Douglas Bridge.

Slides cut off Thane
Thane is expected to be closed off from downtown Juneau until late afternoon at the earliest and possibly until Tuesday as state road crews work to clear natural and human-triggered avalanches.

Fire strikes trailer second time
For the second time in two months, a suspicious fire has burned the Mendenhall Valley home of Dusty and Cheriess Weich.

Big oil, environmentalists face off over offshore arctic pipeline
ON THE ARCTIC OCEAN - Truckload by truckload, BP Amoco is building the newest battleground in the long-running war between Big Oil and environmentalists.

Gulf groundfish plan debated
KODIAK - A controversial proposal to divide Gulf of Alaska groundfish harvests and limit processors got a thorough airing over the weekend at Comfish 2000, the annual gathering of the fishing industry here.

State and local briefly

NTSB determines cause of plane crash
ANCHORAGE - Air Force Lt. Gen. David McCloud appears to have been flying too low in an unfamiliar plane when he crashed while doing some aerobatics in July of 1998, the National Transportation Safety Board says.

Hoonah clinic, SEARHC sign off on agreement
Medical professionals serving Hoonah have finally agreed on who does what.

Troopers investigate confrontation on Seward Highway
ANCHORAGE - An outbreak of road rage on the Seward Highway over the weekend left a middle-aged couple fearing for their lives and two Soldotna brothers charged with assault, Alaska State Troopers said.

Challenger Learning Center enters final countdown
KENAI - ``Beam me up, Scotty,'' Flight Director Daniela Martian said into a microphone in the mission control center of the new Challenger Learning Center of Alaska.

Crew clears slide paths
State highway workers cleared avalanche debris from Thane Road this morning, opening one lane of traffic about 11 a.m.

Slides cut off Thane
Thane is expected to be closed off from downtown Juneau until late afternoon at the earliest and possibly until Tuesday as state road crews work to clear natural and human-triggered avalanches.

Tank leaks 85,000 gallons of fuel in Unalakleet
UNALAKLEET - Workers spent the weekend cleaning up an estimated 85,000 gallons of aviation fuel that spilled in the tank farm for the airfield at this Norton Sound community.

Big oil, environmentalists face off over offshore arctic pipeline
ON THE ARCTIC OCEAN - Truckload by truckload, BP Amoco is building the newest battleground in the long-running war between Big Oil and environmentalists.

Alaskans unite to help Eskimo whaler from Russia regain his eyesight
BARROW - For more than a half-century, Peter Typykhkak's eyes have searched the waters of the Bering Sea for whales, walrus and other marine mammals.

State and local briefly

Police and fire blotter

State and local briefly

Alaska Natives hit harder by murders
A new report says Alaska Natives are murdered at a rate much higher than Native Americans in any other state.

Senate: Alaskans can't make sound decisions
he following editorial appeared in Sunday's edition of the Anchorage Daily News:

Juneau needs vision for growth
Letter by Kathleen Joy

Celebrating Seward's Day
Letter by August Martin

Studies support building a road
Letter by Terry R. Miller

Word of mouth

Working for a better community
Letter By Susan Phipps and Betty Green

Working for a better community
Letter By Susan Phipps and Betty Green

Word of mouth

Senate: Alaskans can't make sound decisions
he following editorial appeared in Sunday's edition of the Anchorage Daily News:

N.Y. race pits Hilary against Hilary
We are Manhattan-bound on a shuttle destined to spend as much time on the tarmac as in the air when I ask my seat mate what she thinks of the Senate race.

Postal workers deserve recognition
Letter by G. Christine Stone

Initiatives not meant to be open-ended
The following editorial appeared in Friday's edition of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner:

Alaska needs more civic entrepreneurs
``These are the important things, to be civic entrepreneurs. For those of you who have made it, it's a satisfaction of giving back to society. Your satisfaction is not money, your satisfaction is to see others make it,'' so says Dr. George Kozmetsky, addressing Commonwealth North in June of 1999.

Juneau needs vision for growth
Letter by Kathleen Joy

Word of mouth

Postal workers deserve recognition
Letter by G. Christine Stone

Celebrating Seward's Day
Letter by August Martin

Word of mouth

Alaska needs more civic entrepreneurs
``These are the important things, to be civic entrepreneurs. For those of you who have made it, it's a satisfaction of giving back to society. Your satisfaction is not money, your satisfaction is to see others make it,'' so says Dr. George Kozmetsky, addressing Commonwealth North in June of 1999.

N.Y. race pits Hilary against Hilary
We are Manhattan-bound on a shuttle destined to spend as much time on the tarmac as in the air when I ask my seat mate what she thinks of the Senate race.

Initiatives not meant to be open-ended
The following editorial appeared in Friday's edition of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner:

Studies support building a road
Letter by Terry R. Miller

Klawock women open title defense
After rolling through the women's bracket last year, the Klawock-Prince of Wales team didn't expect the biggest challenge to defending its Gold Medal Basketball Tournament title to come away from the court.

Gold Medal hoops heaven for local fans
The first day of Gold Medal Tournament's Mighty B Bracket saw the defending B Bracket champions upset, a Juneau team playing in the hallowed tourney for the first time, and a barn-burning game between two old rivals finish near midnight.

Old Timers still on top in C Bracket
Defending Legendary C Bracket champion Hoonah looked like its old self Sunday in the opening day of the Gold Medal Basketball Tournament.

Yakutat, Klawock stay alive in C Bracket
Jim Bremmer scored 26 points Monday as Yakutat ANS stayed alive in the Legendary C Bracket of the 2000 Gold Medal Basketball Tournament.

Old Timers still on top in C Bracket
Defending Legendary C Bracket champion Hoonah looked like its old self Sunday in the opening day of the Gold Medal Basketball Tournament.

Canadians take 14th Buckwheat in stride
SKAGWAY - Winner after winner from Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, strode to the stage of the Buckwheat Ski Classic awards banquet on Saturday night at the Eagles Hall in Skagway.

Correction

Kake burns up Angoon
A deep and experienced Kake Tlingit Heat team ran Angoon ANB ragged in Gold Medal B bracket play Monday night.

New champs to come in Class 2A
There will be two new champions crowned in the Class 2A state basketball tournaments this weekend, and the Yakutat girls and Angoon boys are hoping they will be state champions when the tournaments end Saturday at Anchorage's Service High School.

Klawock women open title defense
After rolling through the women's bracket last year, the Klawock-Prince of Wales team didn't expect the biggest challenge to defending its Gold Medal Basketball Tournament title to come away from the court.

Correction

Yakutat, Klawock stay alive in C Bracket
Jim Bremmer scored 26 points Monday as Yakutat ANS stayed alive in the Legendary C Bracket of the 2000 Gold Medal Basketball Tournament.

New champs to come in Class 2A
There will be two new champions crowned in the Class 2A state basketball tournaments this weekend, and the Yakutat girls and Angoon boys are hoping they will be state champions when the tournaments end Saturday at Anchorage's Service High School.

Canadians take 14th Buckwheat in stride
SKAGWAY - Winner after winner from Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, strode to the stage of the Buckwheat Ski Classic awards banquet on Saturday night at the Eagles Hall in Skagway.

Gold Medal hoops heaven for local fans
The first day of Gold Medal Tournament's Mighty B Bracket saw the defending B Bracket champions upset, a Juneau team playing in the hallowed tourney for the first time, and a barn-burning game between two old rivals finish near midnight.

Kake burns up Angoon
A deep and experienced Kake Tlingit Heat team ran Angoon ANB ragged in Gold Medal B bracket play Monday night.

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