Monday, April 17, 2000

Satellite images of secret base made public
RALEIGH, N.C. - The truth is out there - on the Web. Photos of Area 51, the super-secret Air Force test site in Nevada that has long tantalized UFO and conspiracy buffs and fans of ``The X-Files,'' are being posted on the Internet.

Satellite images of secret base made public
RALEIGH, N.C. - The truth is out there - on the Web. Photos of Area 51, the super-secret Air Force test site in Nevada that has long tantalized UFO and conspiracy buffs and fans of ``The X-Files,'' are being posted on the Internet.

Around town

Around town

Juneau-Douglas High School graduates remember Vietnam
When Brad Gruening landed in Vietnam in August 1967, he took two steps off the plane and came to a dead stop.

Inside out

Inside out

Who served and why
Who served in Vietnam is still a controversial issue.

Juneau-Douglas High School graduates remember Vietnam
When Brad Gruening landed in Vietnam in August 1967, he took two steps off the plane and came to a dead stop.

Who served and why
Who served in Vietnam is still a controversial issue.

Plan requires majority vote
Gov. Tony Knowles and former Gov. Walter J. Hickel might never have been elected if a proposal that passed the Senate on Sunday was in place.

Learning the job no school teaches - parenting
There are no simple formulas for the challenging task of parenting, but parents can learn how to use positive parenting techniques and how to discipline children in a calm, caring, consistent way.

Terrorism expert, surgeon among speakers in series
The Glacier Valley Rotary Club is kicking off its ninth annual Pillars of America Freedom Series of lectures this week with an expert on counter-terrorism.

UA, PCE funding advance
Two big hurdles separating out-of-town state House members from their homes were cleared Saturday.

When flying isn't enough
Don Howell loves to fly. He takes off almost every afternoon in the only plane he knows how to operate - an aircraft he built himself.

BLM sends man $1 million bill for wildfire
ANCHORAGE - The federal government is charging an Eklutna man $1 million in efforts to recover the costs associated with fighting a wildfire he's accused of setting.

Police and fire blotter

Police and fire blotter

Plan requires majority vote
Gov. Tony Knowles and former Gov. Walter J. Hickel might never have been elected if a proposal that passed the Senate on Sunday was in place.

Battle of the bonds
The Wild West had dueling gunfighters.

Police and fire blotter

Corrections
Due to information provided to the Empire, a Thursday article on the death of Alfred George Perkins Jr. of Sitka incorrectly stated there would be a service held in Juneau on Saturday.

Terrorism expert, surgeon among speakers in series
The Glacier Valley Rotary Club is kicking off its ninth annual Pillars of America Freedom Series of lectures this week with an expert on counter-terrorism.

Senate passes beefed-up capital budget
The Senate passed a public-works budget for the state Friday afternoon.

Corrections
Due to information provided to the Empire, a Thursday article on the death of Alfred George Perkins Jr. of Sitka incorrectly stated there would be a service held in Juneau on Saturday.

Concern surrounds standardized tests
Kuspuk schools Superintendent Bobette Bush was puzzled when the state categorized one of her schools as in crisis, although it usually had good standardized test scores. It turned out the rating was based one kid's test score in a school of 18 children.

Identical twin finds true self becoming a man
Bonnie and Brenda were born identical, or so it seemed.

State and local briefly

Railroad to clean up spill with venting, bacteria
ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Railroad has decided against hauling out tons of contaminated soil from the site of a train derailment where 120,000 gallons of jet fuel was spilled.

Cruise ship spill bill in trouble
A bill that would make cruise ships and other large vessels prepare to mop up possible fuel spills nearly ran aground last week.

Parents Anonymous works to prevent abuse
Juggling the stresses of parenting with the stress of life's other demands is a balancing act that millions struggle with every day.

Identical twin finds true self becoming a man
Bonnie and Brenda were born identical, or so it seemed.

Empire, KTOO win press awards
Three Morris Communications newspapers in Alaska, led by the Juneau Empire, won a statewide award for the best comprehensive coverage or series by daily newspapers for the special report ``Between Worlds.''

UA, PCE funding advance
Two big hurdles separating out-of-town state House members from their homes were cleared Saturday.

Rules hold up session
It'll be at least eight more days before the final gavel falls on this Legislature.

Parents Anonymous works to prevent abuse
Juggling the stresses of parenting with the stress of life's other demands is a balancing act that millions struggle with every day.

Truant jurors create problems for courts
It's getting harder and harder in Juneau to round up sufficient jurors to hold a criminal trial.

Cruise ship spill bill in trouble
A bill that would make cruise ships and other large vessels prepare to mop up possible fuel spills nearly ran aground last week.

Railroad to clean up spill with venting, bacteria
ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Railroad has decided against hauling out tons of contaminated soil from the site of a train derailment where 120,000 gallons of jet fuel was spilled.

State and local briefly

Senate passes beefed-up capital budget
The Senate passed a public-works budget for the state Friday afternoon.

Concern surrounds standardized tests
Kuspuk schools Superintendent Bobette Bush was puzzled when the state categorized one of her schools as in crisis, although it usually had good standardized test scores. It turned out the rating was based one kid's test score in a school of 18 children.

Battle of the bonds
The Wild West had dueling gunfighters.

Rules hold up session
It'll be at least eight more days before the final gavel falls on this Legislature.

BLM sends man $1 million bill for wildfire
ANCHORAGE - The federal government is charging an Eklutna man $1 million in efforts to recover the costs associated with fighting a wildfire he's accused of setting.

When flying isn't enough
Don Howell loves to fly. He takes off almost every afternoon in the only plane he knows how to operate - an aircraft he built himself.

Truant jurors create problems for courts
It's getting harder and harder in Juneau to round up sufficient jurors to hold a criminal trial.

Learning the job no school teaches - parenting
There are no simple formulas for the challenging task of parenting, but parents can learn how to use positive parenting techniques and how to discipline children in a calm, caring, consistent way.

Empire, KTOO win press awards
Three Morris Communications newspapers in Alaska, led by the Juneau Empire, won a statewide award for the best comprehensive coverage or series by daily newspapers for the special report ``Between Worlds.''

Police and fire blotter

Title

Title

Big shoes to fill
Letter by Ray Vidic

Missile defense is an opportunity for state
America's initial national missile defense (NMD) capability is increasingly likely to be built in Alaska. Our superior geographic location on the planet is driving that decision in Washington, D.C. Alaskans also have a decision to make - how best to capitalize on this opportunity.

Appeal your property tax
Letter by Ron Haffner

Word of mouth

Appeal your property tax
Letter by Ron Haffner

Science, not politics
Letter by Ken Vorisek

Word of mouth

Big shoes to fill
Letter by Ray Vidic

Make dinosaurs, lower gas prices
If you've been to a gas station lately, you have no doubt been shocked by the prices: $1.67, $1.78, even $1.92. And that's just for Hostess Twinkies. Gas prices are even worse.

Make dinosaurs, lower gas prices
If you've been to a gas station lately, you have no doubt been shocked by the prices: $1.67, $1.78, even $1.92. And that's just for Hostess Twinkies. Gas prices are even worse.

Don't forget schools, contracts, Bush power
Legislators are barreling through this session and it appears they could adjourn early. While we enjoy having them visit our city, an early session also means financial savings for the state.

Silicon crash
The following editorial appeared in Saturday's edition of The Washington Post:

Alaska competes against fish farmers
Norwegians have launched a $74 million marketing blitz for farmed salmon and trout to span the next t

Missile defense is an opportunity for state
America's initial national missile defense (NMD) capability is increasingly likely to be built in Alaska. Our superior geographic location on the planet is driving that decision in Washington, D.C. Alaskans also have a decision to make - how best to capitalize on this opportunity.

Alaska competes against fish farmers
Norwegians have launched a $74 million marketing blitz for farmed salmon and trout to span the next t

Word of mouth

Don't forget schools, contracts, Bush power
Legislators are barreling through this session and it appears they could adjourn early. While we enjoy having them visit our city, an early session also means financial savings for the state.

Word of mouth

Silicon crash
The following editorial appeared in Saturday's edition of The Washington Post:

Science, not politics
Letter by Ken Vorisek

Glacier 10K
Results of the Southeast Roadrunners Glacier 10-kilometer road race held Saturday, April 15 near the Mendenhall Glacier.

Bears beat up on Sitka
The Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears softball team suffered a rare Southeast loss but still came away with three wins this weekend.

Bears beat up on Sitka
The Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears softball team suffered a rare Southeast loss but still came away with three wins this weekend.

Alaskan drafted by Arizona Cardinals
ANCHORAGE - A graduate of East Anchorage High School was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals Sunday in the fifth round of the National Football League draft.

Alaskan drafted by Arizona Cardinals
ANCHORAGE - A graduate of East Anchorage High School was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals Sunday in the fifth round of the National Football League draft.

Sprinters lead Juneau girls to victory in Sitka
For years, the Juneau-Douglas girls track team has been known for its proficiency in the distance races.

Sports correction
Due to a reporter's error, Friday's article entitled ``Close-knit Bears aim for state'' mistakenly said the Juneau-Douglas softball team's 1999 state championship was the first non-basketball state title in at least a decade.

Tromble signs to play with Colorado School of Mines
Juneau-Douglas High School senior Evan Tromble on Sunday night signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball with NCAA Division II Colorado School of Mines.

Synchronized swimming sensation
It's been about a decade now since the last time the University of Alaska Southeast had any athletic teams, since the Humpback Whales basketball teams were cut from the school's programs.

Sprinters lead Juneau girls to victory in Sitka
For years, the Juneau-Douglas girls track team has been known for its proficiency in the distance races.

Glacier 10K
Results of the Southeast Roadrunners Glacier 10-kilometer road race held Saturday, April 15 near the Mendenhall Glacier.

Tromble signs to play with Colorado School of Mines
Juneau-Douglas High School senior Evan Tromble on Sunday night signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball with NCAA Division II Colorado School of Mines.

Synchronized swimming sensation
It's been about a decade now since the last time the University of Alaska Southeast had any athletic teams, since the Humpback Whales basketball teams were cut from the school's programs.

Sports correction
Due to a reporter's error, Friday's article entitled ``Close-knit Bears aim for state'' mistakenly said the Juneau-Douglas softball team's 1999 state championship was the first non-basketball state title in at least a decade.

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