Friday, March 31, 2000

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.

6-year-old boy testifies he didn't shoot first-grade classmate
FLINT, Mich. (AP) - A 6-year-old boy accused of fatally shooting a classmate had to be coaxed to the witness stand today to testify about the man charged with involuntary manslaughter because of a carelessly stored gun in their home. The boy said he didn't shoot the girl.

6-year-old boy testifies he didn't shoot first-grade classmate
FLINT, Mich. (AP) - A 6-year-old boy accused of fatally shooting a classmate had to be coaxed to the witness stand today to testify about the man charged with involuntary manslaughter because of a carelessly stored gun in their home. The boy said he didn't shoot the girl.

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.

Southeast military performs exercise
Northern Edge 2000 is the premier joint military training exercise held in Alaska annually and tests the metal of each service in it's respective way. Some 3,000 service personnel representing all branches of the Armed Forces participate during the two weeks of training.

'Getting ahead' is not the same as success
For much of my family's growing up years I spent a good share of my time involved in ``getting ahead.'' I worked long hours for employers with the objective of earning their trust and approval in the hope of promotions and the increased income they would bring to my family. At least that was that I rationalized to myself that I was doing.

Obituaries
William John Walkotten

Around town

Around town

Thank you . . .

Around town

School calendar

Around town

Obituaries
Charles H. Parr

Obituaries
Charles H. Parr

FYI

Obituaries
William John Walkotten

School calendar

Southeast military performs exercise
Northern Edge 2000 is the premier joint military training exercise held in Alaska annually and tests the metal of each service in it's respective way. Some 3,000 service personnel representing all branches of the Armed Forces participate during the two weeks of training.

'Getting ahead' is not the same as success
For much of my family's growing up years I spent a good share of my time involved in ``getting ahead.'' I worked long hours for employers with the objective of earning their trust and approval in the hope of promotions and the increased income they would bring to my family. At least that was that I rationalized to myself that I was doing.

FYI

Thank you . . .

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

Entertainment calendar

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

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

Briefly

Briefly

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

Entertainment calendar

Arts profile
Wendy Parker Swedell: color and vibrancy

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.

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.

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.

Amerigas reversed its stand against Iditarod sponsorship
FAIRBANKS - After a push from the Alaska Legislature, the nation's largest propane company has dropped its opposition to sponsorship of Iditarod musher Ramy Brooks by a Fairbanks affiliate.

Police and fire blotter

Police and fire blotter

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

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.

Millions may be spent to help kids pass exit exam of 2002
Schools would receive extra money next year to ready their kids to pass a new graduation test under a Senate Finance Committee proposal.

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.

Governor ups ante in Exxon case
Gov. Tony Knowles has warned Exxon Mobil Corp. it might not get state leases for North Slope oil and gas operations even if Exxon acquires assets of Atlantic Richfield.

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.

Fireman charged after hitting home
The Coast Guard firefighter who drove a vehicle into a Coast Guard residence earlier this month has been charged by the Juneau Police Department.

King of the trail helps preserve Juneau's paths
James King was hiking before he could even walk well.

Agreement prevents port strike
ANCHORAGE - A longshoremen's strike in Alaska was averted, at least temporarily, by a tentative agreement reached Thursday night in Anchorage.

Police and fire blotter

Agreement prevents port strike
ANCHORAGE - A longshoremen's strike in Alaska was averted, at least temporarily, by a tentative agreement reached Thursday night in Anchorage.

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.

Fireman charged after hitting home
The Coast Guard firefighter who drove a vehicle into a Coast Guard residence earlier this month has been charged by the Juneau Police Department.

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.

Governor ups ante in Exxon case
Gov. Tony Knowles has warned Exxon Mobil Corp. it might not get state leases for North Slope oil and gas operations even if Exxon acquires assets of Atlantic Richfield.

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.

Millions may be spent to help kids pass exit exam of 2002
Schools would receive extra money next year to ready their kids to pass a new graduation test under a Senate Finance Committee proposal.

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.

King of the trail helps preserve Juneau's paths
James King was hiking before he could even walk well.

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.

State and local briefly

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.

Police and fire blotter

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.

Amerigas reversed its stand against Iditarod sponsorship
FAIRBANKS - After a push from the Alaska Legislature, the nation's largest propane company has dropped its opposition to sponsorship of Iditarod musher Ramy Brooks by a Fairbanks affiliate.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

State and local briefly

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.

Word of mouth

Wildlife refuge is a treasure to preserve
Letter By Michael A. Johnson

Alaska's state on Internet taxation
Later this month Congress will hear an important report from the Internet Tax Commission. The issue is whether sales on the Internet should be subject to taxation. Alaska has no sales tax, but we may be more affected by these discussions than most other states.

Children can't wait
Letter by Joy Lyon

Runway expansion needs closer look
Letter by Bill Janes

Thanks, but no thanks, Sen. Mackie
Letter by John J. Schnabel

Another timber sale in Gustavus?
Letter by Jim Mackovjak

Sound fiscal plan is needed for state
Letter by Rosalee T. Walker

It's time for Exxon to pay up and wise up
Somebody needs to teach Exxon-Mobil a lesson in public relations.

Word of mouth

Word of mouth

Alaska's state on Internet taxation
Later this month Congress will hear an important report from the Internet Tax Commission. The issue is whether sales on the Internet should be subject to taxation. Alaska has no sales tax, but we may be more affected by these discussions than most other states.

Another timber sale in Gustavus?
Letter by Jim Mackovjak

It's time for Exxon to pay up and wise up
Somebody needs to teach Exxon-Mobil a lesson in public relations.

Defends Knowles' wolf-control decision
Letter by Art Greenwalt

Wildlife refuge is a treasure to preserve
Letter By Michael A. Johnson

Opening ANWR will not solve energy need
Letter by Mark Rorick

Children can't wait
Letter by Joy Lyon

Runway expansion needs closer look
Letter by Bill Janes

Thanks, but no thanks, Sen. Mackie
Letter by John J. Schnabel

International trade vital to state economy
Letter by Douglas Carda

Sound fiscal plan is needed for state
Letter by Rosalee T. Walker

Word of mouth

International trade vital to state economy
Letter by Douglas Carda

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

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.

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.

Sitka honors fallen friend
It seemed like Sitka American Legion dove a little harder for each loose ball, crashed the boards with a little more intensity, and hustled up and down the court with a little more gusto in its 84-64 victory over Tabby's Arctic Lights in Gold Medal Tournament action Thursday at Juneau-Douglas High School.

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.

Klukwan stays alive
The Klukwan Chilkats used a balanced scoring attack Thursday to stay alive in the Legendary C Bracket of the Gold Medal Basketball Tournament.

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.

Klawock beats injury-depleted Juneau women
The Juneau-D.K. Mining team knew it would have problems with its depth during the Gold Medal Basketball 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.

Angoon, Kake boys win state openers
The Kake Thunderbirds upset the top small schools team in the state's poll Thursday as they opened play in the Class 2A boys state basketball tournament at Service High School in Anchorage.

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.

Angoon, Kake boys win state openers
The Kake Thunderbirds upset the top small schools team in the state's poll Thursday as they opened play in the Class 2A boys state basketball tournament at Service High School in Anchorage.

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.

Klawock beats injury-depleted Juneau women
The Juneau-D.K. Mining team knew it would have problems with its depth during the Gold Medal Basketball Tournament.

Sports calendar

Klukwan stays alive
The Klukwan Chilkats used a balanced scoring attack Thursday to stay alive in the Legendary C Bracket of the Gold Medal Basketball Tournament.

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.

Kake makes B Bracket finale, again
Kake Tlingit Heat advanced to the B bracket championship for the second time in three years with a 103-84 defeat of Hoonah Thursday night.

Kake makes B Bracket finale, again
Kake Tlingit Heat advanced to the B bracket championship for the second time in three years with a 103-84 defeat of Hoonah Thursday night.

Sitka honors fallen friend
It seemed like Sitka American Legion dove a little harder for each loose ball, crashed the boards with a little more intensity, and hustled up and down the court with a little more gusto in its 84-64 victory over Tabby's Arctic Lights in Gold Medal Tournament action Thursday at Juneau-Douglas High School.

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