Wednesday, April 5, 2000

Around the clock
Goldbelt Inc. is looking to sell the 20-acre vacant lot it acquired in Kodzoff Acres several years ago, shareholders were informed at recent meetings.

Upcoming projects may ease housing crunch slightly
While housing vacancy rates in Juneau have eased in recent years, there is still a shortage of affordable housing for first-time homebuyers, observers agree.

Business calendar

Around the clock
Goldbelt Inc. is looking to sell the 20-acre vacant lot it acquired in Kodzoff Acres several years ago, shareholders were informed at recent meetings.

Upcoming projects may ease housing crunch slightly
While housing vacancy rates in Juneau have eased in recent years, there is still a shortage of affordable housing for first-time homebuyers, observers agree.

Business briefly

Business briefly

Business calendar

RV park ready, but are visitors?
It's built, finally. Now the question is, will they come? Juneau will be poised for more independent visitors with the addition of a second RV park on May 1, following more than three years of struggle by the developers.

RV park ready, but are visitors?
It's built, finally. Now the question is, will they come? Juneau will be poised for more independent visitors with the addition of a second RV park on May 1, following more than three years of struggle by the developers.

Business profile
Chuck Flory: Owner, Atrium Cafe

Business profile
Chuck Flory: Owner, Atrium Cafe

Police blame 'well trained and equipped' adversary, lack of funds
SEATTLE (AP) - The Police Department's report on World Trade Organization protests blames a ``well-trained and equipped adversary'' and lack of outside funding for the chaos that resulted when tens of thousands of demonstrators swamped downtown streets.

High school seniors flunk personal finance
WASHINGTON (AP) - When it comes to being fluent in finance, many high school seniors' knowledge about such things as paying taxes, handling credit cards and saving for the future has gone from a grade of ``F'' to ``F minus,'' a national survey suggests.

High school seniors flunk personal finance
WASHINGTON (AP) - When it comes to being fluent in finance, many high school seniors' knowledge about such things as paying taxes, handling credit cards and saving for the future has gone from a grade of ``F'' to ``F minus,'' a national survey suggests.

Police blame 'well trained and equipped' adversary, lack of funds
SEATTLE (AP) - The Police Department's report on World Trade Organization protests blames a ``well-trained and equipped adversary'' and lack of outside funding for the chaos that resulted when tens of thousands of demonstrators swamped downtown streets.

Obituaries
Lenora Knudson Strianses

Weddings
Rachel M. Ruddat and Sean B. Crites, Natalie Watson and David Hess

Pet of the week
McKinley is a yellow lab/retriever mix neutered male who is about 2 years old. He is described as playful, active and friendly. He knows how to fetch and obeys basic commands.

Pet of the week
McKinley is a yellow lab/retriever mix neutered male who is about 2 years old. He is described as playful, active and friendly. He knows how to fetch and obeys basic commands.

Obituaries
Charles Edward Porter

Thank you...

Obituaries
Lenora Knudson Strianses

Weddings
Rachel M. Ruddat and Sean B. Crites, Natalie Watson and David Hess

Thank you...

Around town

Bringing the latest immigrants to Alaska
Nursery to nursery, farm to farm, I'm collecting the treasures reserved for this spring. Some have been growing to our specifications for several years, many the result of lucky finds, others available on the market for the first one who sees them. This is Christmas; my birthday and a trip to Disneyland all rolled into one.

Obituaries
Charles Edward Porter

Around town

Briefly

Bringing the latest immigrants to Alaska
Nursery to nursery, farm to farm, I'm collecting the treasures reserved for this spring. Some have been growing to our specifications for several years, many the result of lucky finds, others available on the market for the first one who sees them. This is Christmas; my birthday and a trip to Disneyland all rolled into one.

Briefly

Search still on for local woman
Alaska State Troopers and the Juneau Police Department are still looking for Elisabeth Nye, missing since Sunday.

State and local briefly

Natural gas 'play-or-pay' bill urges development
A bill to force leaseholders on the North Slope to develop their natural gas resources or else be taxed on them is provoking a sharp debate within the Legislature about the timetable for building a pipeline.

Cops get tips on missing woman
The Alaska State Troopers have two leads concerning missing Juneau resident Elisabeth Nye.

A matter of discipline: Bill backs teachers
Unfairly punishing teachers who fairly punish students could net school board members a fine. That would be the consequence of a bill that passed the state House on Monday.

Natural gas 'play-or-pay' bill urges development
A bill to force leaseholders on the North Slope to develop their natural gas resources or else be taxed on them is provoking a sharp debate within the Legislature about the timetable for building a pipeline.

Budget measure could affect Juneau schools
Most of the state's school districts, including Juneau, would be out of compliance with state law under a proposal being discussed in the Senate Finance Committee.

More remains to return home
A national citizens' advisory panel has opened the way to return thousands of culturally unidentifiable human remains held in museums to Native Americans.

Begich tops mayoral race
ANCHORAGE - Democrat Mark Begich will face one of two Republicans in a May 2 runoff election for Anchorage mayor.

State hands child support collection to private sector
The state will use a private contractor to help collect some back child support payments.

Property values going up
The city's more than 12,000 private homes are worth $2.1 billion, collectively - up a bit from last year and up about $200 million from a couple of years ago, according to the Juneau assessor's office.

State and local briefly

Anchorage leads U.S. in rape rate
ANCHORAGE - New FBI statistics indicate Alaska's largest city continues to lead the nation in the rate of reported rapes. But just what those numbers mean isn't clear.

Police and fire blotter

Begich tops mayoral race
ANCHORAGE - Democrat Mark Begich will face one of two Republicans in a May 2 runoff election for Anchorage mayor.

Property values going up
The city's more than 12,000 private homes are worth $2.1 billion, collectively - up a bit from last year and up about $200 million from a couple of years ago, according to the Juneau assessor's office.

More remains to return home
A national citizens' advisory panel has opened the way to return thousands of culturally unidentifiable human remains held in museums to Native Americans.

Funding for noise study faces some assembly flak
The city manager asked the Juneau Assembly Monday night for money to pay for a noise and heliport feasibility study this summer. He was greeted with a flurry of questions from assembly members about what the money was actually for and where it would come from.

Cops get tips on missing woman
The Alaska State Troopers have two leads concerning missing Juneau resident Elisabeth Nye.

Anchorage leads U.S. in rape rate
ANCHORAGE - New FBI statistics indicate Alaska's largest city continues to lead the nation in the rate of reported rapes. But just what those numbers mean isn't clear.

State hands child support collection to private sector
The state will use a private contractor to help collect some back child support payments.

Scientists hunt for history via satellite
FAIRBANKS - A pair of archaeologists have won the security clearances they need to use government satellites to study ancient sites in Alaska's Brooks Range.

Police and fire blotter

State and local briefly

House OKs wolf control bill
A 1996 voter decision on wolf control has been virtually overturned by the state House and Senate.

Police and fire blotter

Scientists hunt for history via satellite
FAIRBANKS - A pair of archaeologists have won the security clearances they need to use government satellites to study ancient sites in Alaska's Brooks Range.

A matter of discipline: Bill backs teachers
Unfairly punishing teachers who fairly punish students could net school board members a fine. That would be the consequence of a bill that passed the state House on Monday.

Funding for noise study faces some assembly flak
The city manager asked the Juneau Assembly Monday night for money to pay for a noise and heliport feasibility study this summer. He was greeted with a flurry of questions from assembly members about what the money was actually for and where it would come from.

Police and fire blotter

Legislature, governor battle over ferry funds
For years, the Alaska Marine Highway System has become an annual budgetary battleground.

House OKs wolf control bill
A 1996 voter decision on wolf control has been virtually overturned by the state House and Senate.

Budget measure could affect Juneau schools
Most of the state's school districts, including Juneau, would be out of compliance with state law under a proposal being discussed in the Senate Finance Committee.

Legislature, governor battle over ferry funds
For years, the Alaska Marine Highway System has become an annual budgetary battleground.

Search still on for local woman
Alaska State Troopers and the Juneau Police Department are still looking for Elisabeth Nye, missing since Sunday.

State and local briefly

In support of the Mackie plan
Letter by Bill Elkinton

In support of the Mackie plan
Letter by Bill Elkinton

Sick of the rhetoric
Letter by Chuck Achberger

Shuttles are the ferry system's future
The Alaska Marine Highway System must change to survive. The recent public interest in the plans for new, higher-speed shuttle ferries provides me a great opportunity to present some facts on what we consider a fresh approach to ferry travel.

Thanks for lighting up Juneau
Letter by Liz McCoy

Glory Hole supporters outnumber opponents
As a general rule, the Empire makes it a practice not to comment on Letters to the Editor or statements made in Word of Mouth. However, recent negative comments about The Glory Hole in Word of Mouth, and the accompanying debate surrounding our publishing of those comments, requires a response.

Word of mouth

Sick of the rhetoric
Letter by Chuck Achberger

Thanks for lighting up Juneau
Letter by Liz McCoy

Pulling drivers' licenses violation of human rights
Letter by James G. Brouillette Jr.

Let's keep paint ball safe for everyone
Letter by James Sheufelt

Word of mouth

Stay-at-home dad fight finally emerges
Now comes the paternity test. And we are not talking DNA here.Cherie Booth Blair, the pregnant barrister and primary breadwinner at 10 Downing Street has thrown a mischievous and public challenge to her husband and prime minister.

Shuttles are the ferry system's future
The Alaska Marine Highway System must change to survive. The recent public interest in the plans for new, higher-speed shuttle ferries provides me a great opportunity to present some facts on what we consider a fresh approach to ferry travel.

E-fight to the finish
Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson wasted no time or tolerance in responding to the breakdown of antitrust settlement talks among Microsoft, the Justice Department and 19 states, including Ohio. Jackson, the U.S. District Court judge who heard the case against Microsoft, rendered the expected verdict, in light of his previous findings of fact: Microsoft stifled its competition.

Glory Hole supporters outnumber opponents
As a general rule, the Empire makes it a practice not to comment on Letters to the Editor or statements made in Word of Mouth. However, recent negative comments about The Glory Hole in Word of Mouth, and the accompanying debate surrounding our publishing of those comments, requires a response.

Pulling drivers' licenses violation of human rights
Letter by James G. Brouillette Jr.

Let's keep paint ball safe for everyone
Letter by James Sheufelt

Word of mouth

Word of mouth

E-fight to the finish
Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson wasted no time or tolerance in responding to the breakdown of antitrust settlement talks among Microsoft, the Justice Department and 19 states, including Ohio. Jackson, the U.S. District Court judge who heard the case against Microsoft, rendered the expected verdict, in light of his previous findings of fact: Microsoft stifled its competition.

Stay-at-home dad fight finally emerges
Now comes the paternity test. And we are not talking DNA here.Cherie Booth Blair, the pregnant barrister and primary breadwinner at 10 Downing Street has thrown a mischievous and public challenge to her husband and prime minister.

Angerman, Scudero top picks
When local coaches submitted their nominations for the inaugural Juneau Empire All-Southeast Basketball Team, Mount Edgecumbe boys coach Archie Young singled out Wrangell senior Cody Angerman.

JD boys start on the road
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys soccer team kicks off its 2000 season on the road today against Mead High School, part of a four-game trip against top-tier schools in the Spokane, Wash., area.

JD boys start on the road
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys soccer team kicks off its 2000 season on the road today against Mead High School, part of a four-game trip against top-tier schools in the Spokane, Wash., area.

Angerman, Scudero top picks
When local coaches submitted their nominations for the inaugural Juneau Empire All-Southeast Basketball Team, Mount Edgecumbe boys coach Archie Young singled out Wrangell senior Cody Angerman.

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