Thursday, April 13, 2000

Court issues temporary stay keeping Elian in U.S.
MIAMI (AP) - A federal appeals court issued a temporary stay today that keeps Elian Gonzalez in the United States while the government and his relatives fight over whether he will be returned to his father and sent home to Cuba.

NSA, CIA chiefs deny Americans are targets of high-tech spying
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a rare public appearance before Congress, the director of the super-secret National Security Agency today denied that his organization is targeting Americans at home or abroad for high-tech spying.

Court issues temporary stay keeping Elian in U.S.
MIAMI (AP) - A federal appeals court issued a temporary stay today that keeps Elian Gonzalez in the United States while the government and his relatives fight over whether he will be returned to his father and sent home to Cuba.

NSA, CIA chiefs deny Americans are targets of high-tech spying
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a rare public appearance before Congress, the director of the super-secret National Security Agency today denied that his organization is targeting Americans at home or abroad for high-tech spying.

Around town

Safety first
As a student pilot, longer ago than I care to talk about, one of the first things I was told, was, if an approach to a landing didn't look good, simply ``go around'' and try again.

Thank you...

Weddings
Rachel M. Ruddat and Sean B. Crites, Macaulays to celebrate 60th anniversary

Around town

Around town

Thank you...

Briefly

Pet of the week
Lacey is a mature spayed and declawed shorthair white female with blue eyes.

Got a craving to plant? Why not try this. . .
Planting something that will die within a week is not satisfying. The chosen plant must thrive, and it must be successful and delightful and give pleasure all season. What will it be, oh what can it be?

Briefly

Pet of the week
Lacey is a mature spayed and declawed shorthair white female with blue eyes.

Weddings
Rachel M. Ruddat and Sean B. Crites, Macaulays to celebrate 60th anniversary

Safety first
As a student pilot, longer ago than I care to talk about, one of the first things I was told, was, if an approach to a landing didn't look good, simply ``go around'' and try again.

Around town

Got a craving to plant? Why not try this. . .
Planting something that will die within a week is not satisfying. The chosen plant must thrive, and it must be successful and delightful and give pleasure all season. What will it be, oh what can it be?

Learning at the folk festival
Visiting and local musicians share the stage at the Alaska Folk Festival and also lead the way in a variety of workshops this weekend.

A look at the mass media culture
Sensationalism, media hype and the nebulous line between good and evil - popular culture can be stranger than fiction. That's one of the reasons the topic fascinates history professor Robin Walz.

Briefly

Briefly

Artist Profile
Sally Dwyer: quilter and designer

Entertainment calendar

Magic and morality: Siberian Eskimo tales
A woman who gave birth to a baby whale, an invisible man and talking eagles inhabit the tales of the Siberian Eskimos.

Learning at the folk festival
Visiting and local musicians share the stage at the Alaska Folk Festival and also lead the way in a variety of workshops this weekend.

Entertainment calendar

Artist Profile
Sally Dwyer: quilter and designer

Magic and morality: Siberian Eskimo tales
A woman who gave birth to a baby whale, an invisible man and talking eagles inhabit the tales of the Siberian Eskimos.

A look at the mass media culture
Sensationalism, media hype and the nebulous line between good and evil - popular culture can be stranger than fiction. That's one of the reasons the topic fascinates history professor Robin Walz.

City struggles with multiplying junkers
The city is paying to get junk cars off private property - which runs counter to its own directives.

Oil price boosts savings
Higher than expected oil prices have added another 10 months to a state savings account.

Police and fire blotter

Police and fire blotter

Police and fire blotter

Greens Creek mine tailings under scrutiny
The Greens Creek multi-metal mine on Admiralty Island is undergoing an extensive environmental review by federal and state agencies, although no one is saying yet that there's a problem with mine operations.

Packer changes plea for dumping
In a change of plea hearing at 1:30 today, Judge Patricia Collins sentenced Ward Cove Packing Inc. to pay a $10,000 fine for breaking state law.

State and local briefly

Couer backs off dumping in canal
After a long hiatus from the public eye, Coeur Alaska has emerged with a new design for the Kensington gold mine that addresses two water-quality concerns that threatened to kill the project.

Couer backs off dumping in canal
After a long hiatus from the public eye, Coeur Alaska has emerged with a new design for the Kensington gold mine that addresses two water-quality concerns that threatened to kill the project.

Knowles wants to sell plants to pay for power
Some Southeast communities would gain control of hydroelectric projects and rural residents would continue to get help paying their electric bills under a plan announced by Gov. Tony Knowles.

Negotiators aim to cut contract costs
State negotiators want to change an ingredient in a tentative labor contract to make the deal more palatable to legislators.

Correction

Hudson bill heard once, but maybe not again
The long-range fiscal plan unveiled by a bipartisan group of House members late last month had its hearing in the House Finance Committee on Wednesday.

Noise dispute threatens Goldbelt tours near Ketchikan
ANCHORAGE - A Goldbelt subsidiary's fly-and-float tours to Misty Fjords National Monument may be tied up by concerns over floatplane noise.

Last respects paid to Sitka clan chief
More than 200 people from Juneau, Angoon and Sitka crowded the standing-room only memorial service for Alfred George Perkins Jr. in Sitka on Wednesday afternoon, mourning the Tlingit clan leader who died early Monday.

Rural students get taste of city jobs
High school junior Marcie Kookesh couldn't get any job experience in Angoon, so she came to Juneau to stock shelves, file papers and rerack clothes at Fred Meyer.

EPA launches review of cruise ship pollution
ANCHORAGE - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has launched a national review of the cruise ship industry in response to a petition by 54 environmental organizations.

State and local briefly

Sales tax may stay
Bartlett Regional Hospital wants to finance most of its $40 million Project 2005 expansion with renewal of a temporary 1 percent sales tax that's due to run out this year.

Noise dispute threatens Goldbelt tours near Ketchikan
ANCHORAGE - A Goldbelt subsidiary's fly-and-float tours to Misty Fjords National Monument may be tied up by concerns over floatplane noise.

University funding bill fails to pass
There was enough support for the concept, but not for the execution.

Packer changes plea for dumping
In a change of plea hearing at 1:30 today, Judge Patricia Collins sentenced Ward Cove Packing Inc. to pay a $10,000 fine for breaking state law.

Packer to pay $10,000 fine, $50,000 fee for fish dumping
Dumping 3.2 million pounds of salmon in Southeast waters last July will cost Ward Cove Packing Co. of Seattle $60,000.

Rural students get taste of city jobs
High school junior Marcie Kookesh couldn't get any job experience in Angoon, so she came to Juneau to stock shelves, file papers and rerack clothes at Fred Meyer.

Feds approve megamerger
WASHINGTON - The Federal Trade Commission today approved BP Amoco PLC's $27.6 billion purchase of Atlantic Richfield Co., after the company agreed to sell large oil holdings in Alaska.

State and local briefly

University funding bill fails to pass
There was enough support for the concept, but not for the execution.

5 firms vie to design high school
Three architectural teams submitted proposals Tuesday to design Juneau's new high school at Dimond Park. And two local firms are asking to design the renovations to Juneau-Douglas High School.

Sales tax may stay
Bartlett Regional Hospital wants to finance most of its $40 million Project 2005 expansion with renewal of a temporary 1 percent sales tax that's due to run out this year.

State and local briefly

EPA launches review of cruise ship pollution
ANCHORAGE - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has launched a national review of the cruise ship industry in response to a petition by 54 environmental organizations.

Oil price boosts savings
Higher than expected oil prices have added another 10 months to a state savings account.

Last respects paid to Sitka clan chief
More than 200 people from Juneau, Angoon and Sitka crowded the standing-room only memorial service for Alfred George Perkins Jr. in Sitka on Wednesday afternoon, mourning the Tlingit clan leader who died early Monday.

Knowles wants to sell plants to pay for power
Some Southeast communities would gain control of hydroelectric projects and rural residents would continue to get help paying their electric bills under a plan announced by Gov. Tony Knowles.

Greens Creek mine tailings under scrutiny
The Greens Creek multi-metal mine on Admiralty Island is undergoing an extensive environmental review by federal and state agencies, although no one is saying yet that there's a problem with mine operations.

Hudson bill heard once, but maybe not again
The long-range fiscal plan unveiled by a bipartisan group of House members late last month had its hearing in the House Finance Committee on Wednesday.

Correction

Feds approve megamerger
WASHINGTON - The Federal Trade Commission today approved BP Amoco PLC's $27.6 billion purchase of Atlantic Richfield Co., after the company agreed to sell large oil holdings in Alaska.

5 firms vie to design high school
Three architectural teams submitted proposals Tuesday to design Juneau's new high school at Dimond Park. And two local firms are asking to design the renovations to Juneau-Douglas High School.

Negotiators aim to cut contract costs
State negotiators want to change an ingredient in a tentative labor contract to make the deal more palatable to legislators.

Police and fire blotter

City struggles with multiplying junkers
The city is paying to get junk cars off private property - which runs counter to its own directives.

Packer to pay $10,000 fine, $50,000 fee for fish dumping
Dumping 3.2 million pounds of salmon in Southeast waters last July will cost Ward Cove Packing Co. of Seattle $60,000.

Clearing up some facts
Letter by Joel Bennett

Let's keep tattoo, body-piercing safe
Letter by Jack Marchant

Remember small-town, home-school students
Letter by Gayle Goedde and Ernie Selig

In favor of school prayer
Letter by Kent Fagerstrom

Remember small-town, home-school students
Letter by Gayle Goedde and Ernie Selig

There's no excuse for abandoning a vehicle
Juneau may be one of the prettiest places on Earth, but the recent proliferation of abandoned junk cars is leaving a blight on this community that's completely unacceptable.

Slow down and help people
Letter by Elaine Powell

Recommends `The Cemetery Club'
Letter by Ellen Northup

Word of mouth

The marriage tax merry-go-round
This is probably not the best time to talk about math, let alone marriage. It's that week in April when a young - or for that matter middle-aged or elderly - couple's fancy turns to taxes.

Another idea for improved ferry system
Letter by Sean C. McDermott

Word of mouth

Don't be deceived by short-term good news
Alaska just got a big fiscal shot in the arm earlier this week after getting a $416 million wire transfer from BP Exploration. The money is in response to a tax dispute settlement between the state and the company's Alaska subsidiary.

Recommends `The Cemetery Club'
Letter by Ellen Northup

Word of mouth

In favor of school prayer
Letter by Kent Fagerstrom

Let's keep tattoo, body-piercing safe
Letter by Jack Marchant

The marriage tax merry-go-round
This is probably not the best time to talk about math, let alone marriage. It's that week in April when a young - or for that matter middle-aged or elderly - couple's fancy turns to taxes.

Don't be deceived by short-term good news
Alaska just got a big fiscal shot in the arm earlier this week after getting a $416 million wire transfer from BP Exploration. The money is in response to a tax dispute settlement between the state and the company's Alaska subsidiary.

Word of mouth

Slow down and help people
Letter by Elaine Powell

There's no excuse for abandoning a vehicle
Juneau may be one of the prettiest places on Earth, but the recent proliferation of abandoned junk cars is leaving a blight on this community that's completely unacceptable.

Clearing up some facts
Letter by Joel Bennett

Another idea for improved ferry system
Letter by Sean C. McDermott

Dahl's last dance
Even on the last practice of her 14-year coaching career - her birthday no less - Leslie Dahl wouldn't take a break.

Dahl's last dance
Even on the last practice of her 14-year coaching career - her birthday no less - Leslie Dahl wouldn't take a break.

Sports in Juneau

Juneau track team opens season in Sitka
In early March, Wesley Brooks and Jesse Stringer went to the Arctic Winter Games in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, and combined to win eight ulus -- five gold, two silver and a bronze -- in the snowshoe competition.

Juneau track team opens season in Sitka
In early March, Wesley Brooks and Jesse Stringer went to the Arctic Winter Games in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, and combined to win eight ulus -- five gold, two silver and a bronze -- in the snowshoe competition.

Sports in Juneau

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