Thursday, April 6, 2000

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.

Missing Woman found dead
The search for Elisabeth Nye, 50, a mentally-impaired woman missing since Sunday evening, ended this morning when a body was found on Third Street.

Missing Woman found dead
The search for Elisabeth Nye, 50, a mentally-impaired woman missing since Sunday evening, ended this morning when a body was found on Third Street.

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

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.

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

Obituaries
Lenora Knudson Strianses

Obituaries
Lenora Knudson Strianses

Around town

Around town

Thank you...

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.

Thank you...

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

`Archie` returns to stage for Douglas performances
Archie, Jughead, Betty and Veronica step out of the comic books and onto the stage this weekend in Douglas.

Opera singers tune up for weekend show
A musical showcase of opera's greatest hits will wrap up the concert season for the Juneau Symphony and the Juneau Lyric Opera.

Kids' author here for reading workshop
Anna Grossnickle Hines didn't listen to her college professors. They thought their art student was too talented to waste her time on children's books.

Kids' author here for reading workshop
Anna Grossnickle Hines didn't listen to her college professors. They thought their art student was too talented to waste her time on children's books.

Cajun invasion
Dust off your dancing shoes. The Cajuns are invading and they plan to take no prisoners as they teach the Last Frontier how to party - the Louisiana way.

Briefly

`Archie` returns to stage for Douglas performances
Archie, Jughead, Betty and Veronica step out of the comic books and onto the stage this weekend in Douglas.

Cajun invasion
Dust off your dancing shoes. The Cajuns are invading and they plan to take no prisoners as they teach the Last Frontier how to party - the Louisiana way.

Arts profile
Charli Meacham: multi-instrumentalist, mover and shaker

Entertainment Calendar

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Opera singers tune up for weekend show
A musical showcase of opera's greatest hits will wrap up the concert season for the Juneau Symphony and the Juneau Lyric Opera.

Entertainment Calendar

'Attic' art sale will benefit scholarship fund, charity
It's a fine-art gallery exhibit and a garage sale rolled in to one.

Arts profile
Charli Meacham: multi-instrumentalist, mover and shaker

'Attic' art sale will benefit scholarship fund, charity
It's a fine-art gallery exhibit and a garage sale rolled in to one.

Senate OKs budget that cuts $23 million
The budget was too big for three senators, too small for five others and just about right for a dozen.

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.

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

Greenpeace protests Knowles' ANWR stance
WASHINGTON - Gov. Tony Knowles had just begun his news conference here Wednesday afternoon when the polar bears showed up.

State and local briefly

Assistant schools superintendent quitting
The second highest position in the Juneau School District is becoming vacant at a time when possible budget cuts would force layoffs.

Montessori classroom gets small staff increase
The Juneau School Board has approved a new quarter-time position for the district's Montessori program, housed at Harborview Elementary.

Senate OKs budget that cuts $23 million
The budget was too big for three senators, too small for five others and just about right for a dozen.

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

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

Police and fire blotter
Juneau police, fire officials, hospital officials and state troopers reported:

Montessori classroom gets small staff increase
The Juneau School Board has approved a new quarter-time position for the district's Montessori program, housed at Harborview Elementary.

Teachers may escape layoffs
A 4.4-percent cut in city services is at the heart of the biennial draft budget the city manager is presenting to the Juneau Assembly's Finance Committee meeting tonight.

Wuerch to face Begich in Anchorage mayoral runoff
ANCHORAGE - Coming in second means Republican George Wuerch will have a shot at the mayor's seat in Anchorage.

Greenpeace protests Knowles' ANWR stance
WASHINGTON - Gov. Tony Knowles had just begun his news conference here Wednesday afternoon when the polar bears showed up.

Fishing advocates protest Knowles' nominees to fish council
ANCHORAGE - Commercial fishing advocates are criticizing Gov. Tony Knowles for failing to consult with them before making his nominations to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council.

Fishing advocates protest Knowles' nominees to fish council
ANCHORAGE - Commercial fishing advocates are criticizing Gov. Tony Knowles for failing to consult with them before making his nominations to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council.

Teachers may escape layoffs
A 4.4-percent cut in city services is at the heart of the biennial draft budget the city manager is presenting to the Juneau Assembly's Finance Committee meeting tonight.

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

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

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.

ANWR plan survives vote
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate today narrowly voted down an attempt to remove an Arctic National Wildlife Refuge drilling proposal from the federal budget.

State and local briefly

State and local briefly

Police and fire blotter
Juneau police, fire officials, hospital officials and state troopers reported:

Suspicions, lack of mailboxes hinder census
Taking the 2000 Census in Alaska is a daunting task because so many residents receive their mail at post office boxes.

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.

ANWR plan survives vote
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate today narrowly voted down an attempt to remove an Arctic National Wildlife Refuge drilling proposal from the federal budget.

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.

Assistant schools superintendent quitting
The second highest position in the Juneau School District is becoming vacant at a time when possible budget cuts would force layoffs.

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.

Suspicions, lack of mailboxes hinder census
Taking the 2000 Census in Alaska is a daunting task because so many residents receive their mail at post office boxes.

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.

Wuerch to face Begich in Anchorage mayoral runoff
ANCHORAGE - Coming in second means Republican George Wuerch will have a shot at the mayor's seat in Anchorage.

Police and fire blotter

State and local briefly

Police and fire blotter

Sick of the rhetoric
Letter by Chuck Achberger

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

Elian mania is getting out of hand
I turn on Elian TV. That's what it is these days: all Elian, all the time.

Word of mouth

A plan for cruise funds
Letter by Lowell S. Barrick

Please slow down
Letter by Mary Lou Knickerbocker

Word of mouth

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.

Please slow down
Letter by Mary Lou Knickerbocker

Sick of the rhetoric
Letter by Chuck Achberger

Time to accept no-road reality
Letter by Barbara D. Kalen

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

Preventing child abuse
During the past decade, child abuse in the state of Alaska has risen 106 percent. That's one of those staggering numbers that makes you wonder what is wrong with society.

Word of mouth

Elian mania is getting out of hand
I turn on Elian TV. That's what it is these days: all Elian, all the time.

A plan for cruise funds
Letter by Lowell S. Barrick

Preventing child abuse
During the past decade, child abuse in the state of Alaska has risen 106 percent. That's one of those staggering numbers that makes you wonder what is wrong with society.

Time to accept no-road reality
Letter by Barbara D. Kalen

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.

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.

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

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.

Juneau boys tie Mead in Spokane
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys soccer team escaped its season-opener Wednesday with a 3-3 tie against Mead High School of Spokane, Wash.

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.

Juneau boys tie Mead in Spokane
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys soccer team escaped its season-opener Wednesday with a 3-3 tie against Mead High School of Spokane, Wash.

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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