Friday, April 14, 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.

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.

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.

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.

FYI

Awards, honor rolls and enlistments
Three University of Alaska Southeast students were honored in a statewide writing contest open to University of Alaska students taking English 111. Kele Goodwin won first place in the Archie Shiels Freshman Composition Contest for ``I Love Trees.'' Honorable mention went to Neville Jo Leijonflycht for ``Compassion and Nature as Family,'' and Jeff Donaldson for ``Waking Up To a Memory.''

Weddings & anniversaries
Amy MacLean and Jay Lloyd, Joanne and Hugh Macaulay

Around town

School calendar

Around town

The significance of Easter to the Church
Beginning this Sunday, most Christians around the world will mark their holiest week of the year culminating on Easter Sunday, April 23. (Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter one week later on April 30.) This article explains the significance of this holiest of weeks from the Roman Catholic perspective.

Best bets
As one of the organizers of the Alaska Folk Festival, I have some suggestions. I'm not recommending it because I helped organize it, but because I've been going to the festival for almost 15 years and know from experience.

FYI

School calendar

The significance of Easter to the Church
Beginning this Sunday, most Christians around the world will mark their holiest week of the year culminating on Easter Sunday, April 23. (Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter one week later on April 30.) This article explains the significance of this holiest of weeks from the Roman Catholic perspective.

Around town

Around town

Awards, honor rolls and enlistments
Three University of Alaska Southeast students were honored in a statewide writing contest open to University of Alaska students taking English 111. Kele Goodwin won first place in the Archie Shiels Freshman Composition Contest for ``I Love Trees.'' Honorable mention went to Neville Jo Leijonflycht for ``Compassion and Nature as Family,'' and Jeff Donaldson for ``Waking Up To a Memory.''

Best bets
As one of the organizers of the Alaska Folk Festival, I have some suggestions. I'm not recommending it because I helped organize it, but because I've been going to the festival for almost 15 years and know from experience.

Weddings & anniversaries
Amy MacLean and Jay Lloyd, Joanne and Hugh Macaulay

Artist Profile
Sally Dwyer: quilter and designer

Entertainment calendar

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Briefly

Entertainment calendar

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.

SIDEBOX!!!!!!!!!!
The new communications center at the Alaway Avenue police station boasts all the latest technical bells and whistles - plus a handful of welcome creature comforts.

On the front line of emergencies
Speed, decisiveness, accuracy, attention to detail, multi-tasking ability, computer savvy and empathy.

New era on the North Slope
ANCHORAGE - After a year of upheaval, the North Slope oil patch settled into a new order Thursday.

Plan to pay for rural power gains momentum
It's greased lighting. Legislation to sustain a rural electricity subsidy is moving through the Capitol with dazzling speed. Just two days after the House received Gov. Tony Knowles' plan to fund the program, the legislation was scheduled for consideration by the full House - today.

Century-old woman reflects on life in Alaska
FAIRBANKS - When Mary Johansen looks back on her life, she remembers the hard work of carving out a living in the Fortymile Mining District.

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
House approves a victims' rights bill

Police and fire blotter

SIDEBOX!!!!!!!!!!
The new communications center at the Alaway Avenue police station boasts all the latest technical bells and whistles - plus a handful of welcome creature comforts.

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

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.

State and local briefly

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.

State and local briefly

Cut shuts 3 Sitka parks
Sitkans were shocked to hear their summer picnics and boat trips at three state parks could be disrupted by the Legislature.

Correction

Governor calls for action on contracts, schools, kids
The Legislature is doing a good job this year, but there are a few key matters Gov. Tony Knowles wants to see dealt with before lawmakers leave town, he said today.

State and local briefly
House approves a victims' rights bill

Police and fire blotter

ANWR dropped from federal budget bill
ANCHORAGE - A joint congressional conference committee has pulled any mention of drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from a compromise budget bill.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

On the front line of emergencies
Speed, decisiveness, accuracy, attention to detail, multi-tasking ability, computer savvy and empathy.

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.

Correction

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.

Governor calls for action on contracts, schools, kids
The Legislature is doing a good job this year, but there are a few key matters Gov. Tony Knowles wants to see dealt with before lawmakers leave town, he said today.

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.

Cut shuts 3 Sitka parks
Sitkans were shocked to hear their summer picnics and boat trips at three state parks could be disrupted by the Legislature.

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.

Plan to pay for rural power gains momentum
It's greased lighting. Legislation to sustain a rural electricity subsidy is moving through the Capitol with dazzling speed. Just two days after the House received Gov. Tony Knowles' plan to fund the program, the legislation was scheduled for consideration by the full House - today.

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.

New era on the North Slope
ANCHORAGE - After a year of upheaval, the North Slope oil patch settled into a new order Thursday.

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.

Century-old woman reflects on life in Alaska
FAIRBANKS - When Mary Johansen looks back on her life, she remembers the hard work of carving out a living in the Fortymile Mining District.

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.

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.

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.

ANWR dropped from federal budget bill
ANCHORAGE - A joint congressional conference committee has pulled any mention of drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from a compromise budget bill.

Police and fire blotter

Police and fire blotter

In favor of school prayer
Letter by Kent Fagerstrom

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.

Recommends `The Cemetery Club'
Letter by Ellen Northup

Final BP-Arco deal is a commendable one
After months of legal maneuvering and compromise, the Federal Trade Commission has approved the merger between BP Amoco and Atlantic Richfield Co. We applaud the decision, and believe the final deal worked out eases most of Alaska's concerns and is in the best interest of the state.

Word of mouth

Schools are overcrowded
Letter by Amanda Bunch, Jillian Ferguson, Jessica Bunch

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.

The politics of university funding
If it wasn't important, the recent political maneuvering on the university budget would be funny. First we have University President Hamilton saying that the university needs some $16 million in additional funding. A few legislators chime in that they might be able to fund about half of that. Someone else says to give the university the whole $16 million. The only catch is the need to tap the Constitutional Budget Reserve. Then the retort: The full funding plan was just a political sham aimed at trying to weaken the minority Democrats, as if they needed weakening.

Word of mouth

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.

Final BP-Arco deal is a commendable one
After months of legal maneuvering and compromise, the Federal Trade Commission has approved the merger between BP Amoco and Atlantic Richfield Co. We applaud the decision, and believe the final deal worked out eases most of Alaska's concerns and is in the best interest of the state.

Recommends `The Cemetery Club'
Letter by Ellen Northup

Schools are overcrowded
Letter by Amanda Bunch, Jillian Ferguson, Jessica Bunch

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.

The politics of university funding
If it wasn't important, the recent political maneuvering on the university budget would be funny. First we have University President Hamilton saying that the university needs some $16 million in additional funding. A few legislators chime in that they might be able to fund about half of that. Someone else says to give the university the whole $16 million. The only catch is the need to tap the Constitutional Budget Reserve. Then the retort: The full funding plan was just a political sham aimed at trying to weaken the minority Democrats, as if they needed weakening.

Word of mouth

In favor of school prayer
Letter by Kent Fagerstrom

Close-knit Bears aim for state
If a song could define the Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears softball team, it might be ``We are Family.''

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.

Close-knit Bears aim for state
If a song could define the Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears softball team, it might be ``We are Family.''

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