Wednesday, March 29, 2000

Business calendar

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.

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Business calendar

Patrick Pennoyer
Patrick Pennoyer, owner, GREAT NETspectations.

Around the clock

Briefly

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

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.

On the move

On the move

Patrick Pennoyer
Patrick Pennoyer, owner, GREAT NETspectations.

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

Clinton asks U.S. oil companies to pass OPEC savings on to consumers
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Clinton said today the OPEC decision to increase oil production is ``good news for our economy and for the American consumer,'' and he urged U.S. oil companies to act quickly to deliver savings at the gas pump.

Clinton asks U.S. oil companies to pass OPEC savings on to consumers
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Clinton said today the OPEC decision to increase oil production is ``good news for our economy and for the American consumer,'' and he urged U.S. oil companies to act quickly to deliver savings at the gas pump.

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.

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.

Obituaries
William John Walkotten, Norma Geraldine Meurs

The importance of advanced directives for patients
In June of 1998 my 72-year-old father was swimming in his pool and felt out of breath. A doctor diagnosed pneumonia and prescribed antibiotics.

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

Around town

Local DECA students win scholarships
Juneau-Douglas High School students won three of the four scholarships awarded at the Performance Based Assessment Conference in Anchorage March 13-15.

Briefly

Around town

The importance of advanced directives for patients
In June of 1998 my 72-year-old father was swimming in his pool and felt out of breath. A doctor diagnosed pneumonia and prescribed antibiotics.

Briefly

Local DECA students win scholarships
Juneau-Douglas High School students won three of the four scholarships awarded at the Performance Based Assessment Conference in Anchorage March 13-15.

Thank you...

Crocuses are the first notes of the symphony
Have you seen them? Look quickly while the light is just right and you might glimpse a bright flash of purple or creamy white with a hint of lavender. The crocus are upon us, stiffly emerging, with their ``who cares if it's cold and wet'' attitude, and we are thrilled.

Crocuses are the first notes of the symphony
Have you seen them? Look quickly while the light is just right and you might glimpse a bright flash of purple or creamy white with a hint of lavender. The crocus are upon us, stiffly emerging, with their ``who cares if it's cold and wet'' attitude, and we are thrilled.

Obituaries
William John Walkotten, Norma Geraldine Meurs

Pet of the week
Kito is a 5-year-old neutered male malemute/husky mix. He is described as obedient, playful, easygoing and friendly with other pets. He stays in fenced yards and enjoys the outdoors. To adopt Kito, visit him at the Gastineau Humane Society, 7705 Glacier Highway, or phone 789-0260.

Pet of the week
Kito is a 5-year-old neutered male malemute/husky mix. He is described as obedient, playful, easygoing and friendly with other pets. He stays in fenced yards and enjoys the outdoors. To adopt Kito, visit him at the Gastineau Humane Society, 7705 Glacier Highway, or phone 789-0260.

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

Thank you...

Around town

Around town

Lawmakers lash out at Exxon Mobile
Just pay the bill, already. That's the message legislators sent Exxon Mobil.

Arco explores preserve with first drilling in years
FAIRBANKS - Arco Alaska Inc. has sunk the first exploratory well in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska in 15 years, but the company isn't talking about what it may or may not have found.

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

Cartel ups oil output to rein in gas prices
VIENNA, Austria - Denouncing U.S. pressure but fearing loss of market share, Iran relented today and agreed to join other OPEC members in increasing oil production to stem rising gasoline prices.

Bill giving land to university faces strong threat of veto
A bill giving the University of Alaska 250,000 acres of state land has passed the Legislature. But it's likely to face a veto from Democratic Gov. Tony Knowles.

New school makes room for disabled, teen-age parents
Juneau's proposed new high school would have space to teach life skills to students with disabilities and infant care to teen-age parents, plus a center to help emotionally disturbed students.

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

Bill giving land to university faces strong threat of veto
A bill giving the University of Alaska 250,000 acres of state land has passed the Legislature. But it's likely to face a veto from Democratic Gov. Tony Knowles.

State and local briefly

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.

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

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.

Cartel ups oil output to rein in gas prices
VIENNA, Austria - Denouncing U.S. pressure but fearing loss of market share, Iran relented today and agreed to join other OPEC members in increasing oil production to stem rising gasoline prices.

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.

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.

Lawmakers lash out at Exxon Mobile
Just pay the bill, already. That's the message legislators sent Exxon Mobil.

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.

Bering Sea fishermen look to Congress for buyout in face of crash
ANCHORAGE - Commercial fishermen who harvest crab in the Bering Sea want Congress to appropriate $100 million to help retire a large portion of their fleet.

Arco explores preserve with first drilling in years
FAIRBANKS - Arco Alaska Inc. has sunk the first exploratory well in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska in 15 years, but the company isn't talking about what it may or may not have found.

Police and fire blotter

Police and fire blotter

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

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.

Police and fire blotter

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

New school makes room for disabled, teen-age parents
Juneau's proposed new high school would have space to teach life skills to students with disabilities and infant care to teen-age parents, plus a center to help emotionally disturbed students.

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.

Rules may allow more heliports
City officials are considering an ordinance that would regulate helicopter landing facilities in Juneau. The measure would also add six additional zoning classes that currently don't permit heliports.

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.

Bering Sea fishermen look to Congress for buyout in face of crash
ANCHORAGE - Commercial fishermen who harvest crab in the Bering Sea want Congress to appropriate $100 million to help retire a large portion of their fleet.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rules may allow more heliports
City officials are considering an ordinance that would regulate helicopter landing facilities in Juneau. The measure would also add six additional zoning classes that currently don't permit heliports.

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.

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.

Police and fire blotter

State and local briefly

State and local briefly

Are our schools safe?
Letter by Bill Brown

Are our schools safe?
Letter by Bill Brown

Why our fast ferries will be better than B.C.'s
Letter by Joseph W. Geldhof

Editorials should stick to the facts
Letter by Donald R. Douglas

Postal workers deserve recognition
Letter by G. Christine Stone

Word of Mouth support
Letter by Mike Early

Export ban, gas prices not related
Letter by Jonathon H. Lack

Voters shouldn't take away their own rights
our years ago the citizens of Alaska passed an initiative banning flying into areas and shooting wolves the same day. The citizen measure passed with 58 percent of the vote.

Word of Mouth support
Letter by Mike Early

Why our fast ferries will be better than B.C.'s
Letter by Joseph W. Geldhof

Postal workers deserve recognition
Letter by G. Christine Stone

Paint-ballers need their own area
Letter by Joe Kennedy

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

Export ban, gas prices not related
Letter by Jonathon H. Lack

One state worker's view of her job
There has been so much controversy regarding whether state workers have the right to strive for and achieve a reasonable standard of living, that I thought I would offer a bird's-eye view of who I am.

One state worker's view of her job
There has been so much controversy regarding whether state workers have the right to strive for and achieve a reasonable standard of living, that I thought I would offer a bird's-eye view of who I am.

Paint-ballers need their own area
Letter by Joe Kennedy

Young voters are getting involved
How much is a yellow sash worth? Priceless.

Voters shouldn't take away their own rights
our years ago the citizens of Alaska passed an initiative banning flying into areas and shooting wolves the same day. The citizen measure passed with 58 percent of the vote.

ANWR is America's Serengeti
Letter by Jeff Sloss

Editorials should stick to the facts
Letter by Donald R. Douglas

Fast ferries won't damage the environment
Letter by Marc Wheeler

Word of mouth

Word of mouth

Juneau needs vision for growth
Letter by Kathleen Joy

Word of mouth

Juneau needs vision for growth
Letter by Kathleen Joy

Fast ferries won't damage the environment
Letter by Marc Wheeler

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.

ANWR is America's Serengeti
Letter by Jeff Sloss

Young voters are getting involved
How much is a yellow sash worth? Priceless.

Word of mouth

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:

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

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

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.

Sports calendar

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.

Hoonah Old-Timers singing their swan song
In all athletic careers a time comes to hang it up.

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.

Haines crushes Angoon
Just like last year, the Haines Merchants are cruising through the loser's bracket en route to a possible destiny with Gold Medal greatness.

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.

Klawock cruises past Sitka in women's bracket
It didn't take long for the Klawock-Prince of Wales team to grab control of its game Tuesday night against the Sitka Daughters of the American Legion squad in the Millenial Women's Bracket of the Gold Medal basketball tournament at Juneau-Douglas 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.

Sports calendar

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.

Hoonah Old-Timers singing their swan song
In all athletic careers a time comes to hang it up.

Klawock cruises past Sitka in women's bracket
It didn't take long for the Klawock-Prince of Wales team to grab control of its game Tuesday night against the Sitka Daughters of the American Legion squad in the Millenial Women's Bracket of the Gold Medal basketball tournament at Juneau-Douglas High School.

Haines crushes Angoon
Just like last year, the Haines Merchants are cruising through the loser's bracket en route to a possible destiny with Gold Medal greatness.

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