Thursday, March 30, 2000

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.

State gets involved in suit against Arco sell-off
Gov. Tony Knowles has warned Exxon Mobil Corp. that it might not get state leases for oil and gas operations on the North Slope even if Exxon acquires assets of Atlantic Richfield.

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.

State gets involved in suit against Arco sell-off
Gov. Tony Knowles has warned Exxon Mobil Corp. that it might not get state leases for oil and gas operations on the North Slope even if Exxon acquires assets of Atlantic Richfield.

Thank you...

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.

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
William John Walkotten

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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.

Around town

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Thank you...

Around town

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.

Around town

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.

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
William John Walkotten, Norma Geraldine Meurs

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.

Obituaries
William John Walkotten, Norma Geraldine Meurs

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

Brown's puns on film
Art is truth, some say. But the art of Jeff Brown is a lie.

Arts profile
Wendy Parker Swedell: color and vibrancy

Arts profile
Wendy Parker Swedell: color and vibrancy

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Between friends
Sometimes your biggest problems come from your best friends.

Brown's puns on film
Art is truth, some say. But the art of Jeff Brown is a lie.

Entertainment calendar

Between friends
Sometimes your biggest problems come from your best friends.

Entertainment calendar

Briefly

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

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

Man faces trial for theft from building supplier
A local man has been charged with embezzlement from Valley Lumber during the final four months of 1999.

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

Business booms with Gold Medal basketball tournament
Shooting hoops and cheering in the stands is definitely the main attraction. But shopping is a close second for many of the visiting participants and spectators of the 54th Gold Medal Basketball Tournament.

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.

Mount McKinley climbers to get trash bags for research
ANCHORAGE - - Hundreds of climbers ascending Mount McKinley during the spring and summer crunch will be handed color-coded bags so rangers can better understand the trash situation on the mountain.

Mount McKinley climbers to get trash bags for research
ANCHORAGE - - Hundreds of climbers ascending Mount McKinley during the spring and summer crunch will be handed color-coded bags so rangers can better understand the trash situation on the mountain.

Split over ship fines
Some fishermen and environmentalists are concerned the National Park Service isn't spending $2 million in pollution fines from Royal Caribbean Cruises to monitor cruise ships or water quality in Glacier Bay.

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.

Ketchikan mill cleanup plan gets partial approval
KETCHIKAN - Part of the ocean floor near the Ketchikan Pulp Co.'s Ward Cove Mill will be dredged to remove toxic sediments left behind by the industrial operation.

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.

Senate adds money to state university coffer
The Senate Finance Committee plowed through amendments to the proposed budget for next year - adding money for the University of Alaska but not to municipal aid programs.

State and local briefly

Millions might go to university
Mark Hamilton, president of the University of Alaska, was smiling early today. His campaign to get more money for the state's system of higher education appears to have finally paid off.

State and local briefly

Man faces trial for theft from building supplier
A local man has been charged with embezzlement from Valley Lumber during the final four months of 1999.

Correction
Due to a reporter's error, Tuesday's Empire article about the second fire at a home in Kodzoff Acres Mobile Home Park said trailer owner Dusty Weich was employed by Superior Builders. Weich no longer works for the company.

Correction
Due to a reporter's error, Tuesday's Empire article about the second fire at a home in Kodzoff Acres Mobile Home Park said trailer owner Dusty Weich was employed by Superior Builders. Weich no longer works for the company.

State and local briefly

Planes, 'copters promise less noise
Flightseeing operators are volunteering to up the ante with their noise suppression efforts this summer, according to the city's latest voluntary compliance program guidelines.

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.

House OKs labor contracts bill
State labor contracts must be submitted to lawmakers within 60 days of the start of a legislative session, according to a bill that passed the state House on Wednesday.

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.

Planes, 'copters promise less noise
Flightseeing operators are volunteering to up the ante with their noise suppression efforts this summer, according to the city's latest voluntary compliance program guidelines.

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.

House OKs labor contracts bill
State labor contracts must be submitted to lawmakers within 60 days of the start of a legislative session, according to a bill that passed the state House on Wednesday.

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.

State and local briefly

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.

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.

Business booms with Gold Medal basketball tournament
Shooting hoops and cheering in the stands is definitely the main attraction. But shopping is a close second for many of the visiting participants and spectators of the 54th Gold Medal Basketball Tournament.

Police and fire blotter

Police and fire blotter

Millions might go to university
Mark Hamilton, president of the University of Alaska, was smiling early today. His campaign to get more money for the state's system of higher education appears to have finally paid off.

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.

Senate adds money to state university coffer
The Senate Finance Committee plowed through amendments to the proposed budget for next year - adding money for the University of Alaska but not to municipal aid programs.

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.

Ketchikan mill cleanup plan gets partial approval
KETCHIKAN - Part of the ocean floor near the Ketchikan Pulp Co.'s Ward Cove Mill will be dredged to remove toxic sediments left behind by the industrial operation.

Split over ship fines
Some fishermen and environmentalists are concerned the National Park Service isn't spending $2 million in pollution fines from Royal Caribbean Cruises to monitor cruise ships or water quality in Glacier Bay.

Police and fire blotter

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

Another timber sale in Gustavus?
Letter by Jim Mackovjak

Paint-ballers need their own area
Letter by Joe Kennedy

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

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

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

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.

Word of mouth

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

Are our schools safe?
Letter by Bill Brown

ANWR is America's Serengeti
Letter by Jeff Sloss

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

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

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

Word of mouth

Runway expansion needs closer look
Letter by Bill Janes

International trade vital to state economy
Letter by Douglas Carda

Opening ANWR will not solve energy need
Letter by Mark Rorick

Allow prayer at public school games
he U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to tackle one of the most controversial issues facing this country - prayer and public schools.

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.

Defends Knowles' wolf-control decision
Letter by Art Greenwalt

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

Runway expansion needs closer look
Letter by Bill Janes

Word of mouth

Another timber sale in Gustavus?
Letter by Jim Mackovjak

ANWR is America's Serengeti
Letter by Jeff Sloss

Opening ANWR will not solve energy need
Letter by Mark Rorick

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

Word of mouth

Word of Mouth support
Letter by Mike Early

International trade vital to state economy
Letter by Douglas Carda

Are our schools safe?
Letter by Bill Brown

Allow prayer at public school games
he U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to tackle one of the most controversial issues facing this country - prayer and public schools.

Defends Knowles' wolf-control decision
Letter by Art Greenwalt

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.

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

Paint-ballers need their own area
Letter by Joe Kennedy

Sports calendar

Sports calendar

Tabby's Sitka earn rematch
Sitka American Legion and Tabby's Arctic Lights have won 10 of the past 12 Gold Medal A bracket championships. The two old rivals met in last year's title game, with Sitka emerging victorious after the Lights' two-year title run.

Sports calendar

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.

Hoonah moves on to title game
The Hoonah Old-Timers are calling this year's Gold Medal Basketball Tournament their swan song, with most of the core Hoonah players planning to call it quits after this tournament.

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.

Hydaburg eliminates Yakutat
Hydaburg's depth and experience overwhelmed a youthful and short-handed Yakutat team 101-79 in Gold Medal B bracket play Wednesday.

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.

Tabby's Sitka earn rematch
Sitka American Legion and Tabby's Arctic Lights have won 10 of the past 12 Gold Medal A bracket championships. The two old rivals met in last year's title game, with Sitka emerging victorious after the Lights' two-year title run.

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

Sitka women stay alive with defeat of Angoon
When the Sitka Daughters of the American Legion basketball team took the court late Wednesday night for its losers' bracket Gold Medal tournament game against Angoon Kwaan, Sitka had an obvious height advantage.

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.

Sports calendar

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

Hoonah moves on to title game
The Hoonah Old-Timers are calling this year's Gold Medal Basketball Tournament their swan song, with most of the core Hoonah players planning to call it quits after this tournament.

Sitka women stay alive with defeat of Angoon
When the Sitka Daughters of the American Legion basketball team took the court late Wednesday night for its losers' bracket Gold Medal tournament game against Angoon Kwaan, Sitka had an obvious height advantage.

Hydaburg eliminates Yakutat
Hydaburg's depth and experience overwhelmed a youthful and short-handed Yakutat team 101-79 in Gold Medal B bracket play Wednesday.

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