Friday, April 7, 2000

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.

Jury gives $6.9 million to two smokers, opens door for huge punitive damages
MIAMI (AP) - A jury Friday ordered the tobacco industry to pay two smokers $6.9 million, opening the door to a possible multibillion-dollar punitive verdict that cigarette makers fear could send them into bankruptcy.

Jury gives $6.9 million to two smokers, opens door for huge punitive damages
MIAMI (AP) - A jury Friday ordered the tobacco industry to pay two smokers $6.9 million, opening the door to a possible multibillion-dollar punitive verdict that cigarette makers fear could send them into bankruptcy.

Weddings
Rachel Ruddat and Sean Crites, Karen Mielke and Kurt Soto, Gretchen Peterson and Robert Darrington Jr, Marie Cook and Hans Marx

FYI

School calendar

Around town

Around town

Around town

New hot line focuses on bird sightings
Spring bird migration is about to begin. If you have a feeder, you may look out the window some morning and see a bird you cannot identify. Perhaps one of the ducks on Twin Lakes will look strangely different. Or maybe you can't quite figure out what that bird is you see hopping around in the cemetery during your lunch time walk.

Bets bets
It's hard to imagine the amount of music about to descend on the capital city.

Life's stinging moments show need for help
I just bought my first home, and it was an exciting and trying time. I came upon the house when I was simply driving through neighborhoods near my job. I took the risk of parking in the driveway and walking up to peer into a window.

Bets bets
It's hard to imagine the amount of music about to descend on the capital city.

Neighbors briefly

Weddings
Rachel Ruddat and Sean Crites, Karen Mielke and Kurt Soto, Gretchen Peterson and Robert Darrington Jr, Marie Cook and Hans Marx

School calendar

Neighbors briefly

New hot line focuses on bird sightings
Spring bird migration is about to begin. If you have a feeder, you may look out the window some morning and see a bird you cannot identify. Perhaps one of the ducks on Twin Lakes will look strangely different. Or maybe you can't quite figure out what that bird is you see hopping around in the cemetery during your lunch time walk.

FYI

Life's stinging moments show need for help
I just bought my first home, and it was an exciting and trying time. I came upon the house when I was simply driving through neighborhoods near my job. I took the risk of parking in the driveway and walking up to peer into a window.

Around town

`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.

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

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.

`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.

Briefly

Briefly

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.

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

Entertainment Calendar

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

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.

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

Entertainment Calendar

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.

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.

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

Existing to fly
If you were asked to identify a certified pilot who is the possessor of an aviation proficiency award, is a writer for national magazines such as Sport Aviation and Flight Training, as well as a contributor and forum moderator for major aviation Web sites, you might guess, say, Ernest Gant.

Big Oil seeking deal for one company to run oil field operations
ANCHORAGE - Exxon, BP Amoco and Phillips Petroleum are negotiating an agreement to have one company instead of two operate the huge Prudhoe Bay oil field.

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.

Workers sue city over cuts
The union representing city mental health workers facing termination filed suit against the city and the city manager this morning.

3 fined for ship pollution
Three cruise line employees were sentenced Thursday, a few months after being convicted of misdemeanor violations of U.S. environmental law.

University bill sparks threats
A bill to fund the University of Alaska has prompted talk of a state government shutdown and political blackmail.

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.

Denali kills plan offering tours to howl with wolves
ANCHORAGE - Officials at Denali National Park and Preserve have muzzled a wildlife group's plan to conduct a ``howling'' with wolves at the park.

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.

3 fined for ship pollution
Three cruise line employees were sentenced Thursday, a few months after being convicted of misdemeanor violations of U.S. environmental law.

State and local briefly

City manager proposes cuts of 4.4% across departments
After 7,000 hours of work on the budget by city staff, City Manager Dave Palmer handed over the draft document Thursday night to the Juneau Assembly's Finance Committee.

Report: Woman probably died of exposure
A preliminary report shows Elisabeth Nye, a severely depressed woman whose body was found Thursday, died of hypothermia.

State and local briefly

State and local briefly

Police and fire blotter

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.

Existing to fly
If you were asked to identify a certified pilot who is the possessor of an aviation proficiency award, is a writer for national magazines such as Sport Aviation and Flight Training, as well as a contributor and forum moderator for major aviation Web sites, you might guess, say, Ernest Gant.

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.

University bill sparks threats
A bill to fund the University of Alaska has prompted talk of a state government shutdown and political blackmail.

State and local briefly

Workers sue city over cuts
The union representing city mental health workers facing termination filed suit against the city and the city manager this morning.

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.

Big Oil seeking deal for one company to run oil field operations
ANCHORAGE - Exxon, BP Amoco and Phillips Petroleum are negotiating an agreement to have one company instead of two operate the huge Prudhoe Bay oil field.

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.

Report: Woman probably died of exposure
A preliminary report shows Elisabeth Nye, a severely depressed woman whose body was found Thursday, died of hypothermia.

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.

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

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.

Denali kills plan offering tours to howl with wolves
ANCHORAGE - Officials at Denali National Park and Preserve have muzzled a wildlife group's plan to conduct a ``howling'' with wolves at the park.

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.

City manager proposes cuts of 4.4% across departments
After 7,000 hours of work on the budget by city staff, City Manager Dave Palmer handed over the draft document Thursday night to the Juneau Assembly's Finance Committee.

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.

Police and fire blotter

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

Please slow down
Letter by Mary Lou Knickerbocker

An issues test for the legislative folks
It could be each member of the Alaska Legislature received following questionnaire. I present it here as a public service, offering you the opportunity to examine and judge the kind of questions which might be posed to elected officials by a smart-mouth media guy.

A plan for cruise funds
Letter by Lowell S. Barrick

Missing the news
Letter by Kelly Corrigan

Word of mouth

Word of mouth

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

An issues test for the legislative folks
It could be each member of the Alaska Legislature received following questionnaire. I present it here as a public service, offering you the opportunity to examine and judge the kind of questions which might be posed to elected officials by a smart-mouth media guy.

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

Wandering the trails of public meetings
Letter by Robert L. Garrison

Please slow down
Letter by Mary Lou Knickerbocker

Bush and his policy on the environment
Moving along the alphabet of traditionally Democratic issues, Texas Gov. George W. Bush turned from education to the environment this week. He offered a plan to accelerate cleanup of abandoned industrial ``brownfields,'' blamed the federal government for failing to police pollution at its own facilities and took some swipes at Vice President Al Gore for various positions he took in his book on the environment.

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.

Missing the news
Letter by Kelly Corrigan

Word of mouth

Bush and his policy on the environment
Moving along the alphabet of traditionally Democratic issues, Texas Gov. George W. Bush turned from education to the environment this week. He offered a plan to accelerate cleanup of abandoned industrial ``brownfields,'' blamed the federal government for failing to police pollution at its own facilities and took some swipes at Vice President Al Gore for various positions he took in his book on the environment.

Wandering the trails of public meetings
Letter by Robert L. Garrison

A plan for cruise funds
Letter by Lowell S. Barrick

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

Dorn leads Bear boys to victory
Justin Dorn is already halfway to the Juneau-Douglas High School boys soccer team's scoring record, and the season is only two games old.

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.

Angoon's Pitka named Class 2A-1A player of the year
Lester Pitka didn't play organized basketball until two years ago.

Angoon's Pitka named Class 2A-1A player of the year
Lester Pitka didn't play organized basketball until two years ago.

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.

Dorn leads Bear boys to victory
Justin Dorn is already halfway to the Juneau-Douglas High School boys soccer team's scoring record, and the season is only two games old.

Juneau girls bring youth to the field
One year after taking perennial power Service to a double-overtime shootout in the championship game of the Tournament Formerly Known as the State Invitational (the TFKATSI), the Juneau-Douglas High School girls soccer team will be a big unknown.

Juneau girls bring youth to the field
One year after taking perennial power Service to a double-overtime shootout in the championship game of the Tournament Formerly Known as the State Invitational (the TFKATSI), the Juneau-Douglas High School girls soccer team will be a big unknown.

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