Saturday, April 8, 2000

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.

Neighbors briefly

School calendar

Around town

Around town

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

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

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

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.

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.

School calendar

FYI

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

Neighbors briefly

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.

FYI

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.

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.

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.

Police and fire blotter

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

State and local briefly

Police and fire blotter

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.

State and local briefly

Word of mouth

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

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.

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.

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

Word of mouth

Missing the news
Letter by Kelly Corrigan

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.

Missing the news
Letter by Kelly Corrigan

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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