Tuesday, April 18, 2000

Around the clock
Slowly but surely, the Juneau Chamber of Commerce is increasing its political profile.

BP completes Arco acquisition
ANCHORAGE - The Atlantic Richfield Company is no more. Arco has been taken over by BP Amoco. Chief executive John Browne signed the papers Tuesday in London making the $25 billion merger official.

Briefly

Briefly

Alaskans push new organic label for salmon
ANCHORAGE - Alaskans regard their salmon as the ultimate in wholesome food - wild fish raised on the natural bounty of the sea.

Business calendar

Around the clock
Slowly but surely, the Juneau Chamber of Commerce is increasing its political profile.

BP completes Arco acquisition
ANCHORAGE - The Atlantic Richfield Company is no more. Arco has been taken over by BP Amoco. Chief executive John Browne signed the papers Tuesday in London making the $25 billion merger official.

Business calendar

Business profile
Arlene and Jack Tripp, Owners, Mt. Juneau Trading Post

On the move

Downtown springs back
Tourism is still a growth industry in Juneau.

Downtown springs back
Tourism is still a growth industry in Juneau.

Alaskans push new organic label for salmon
ANCHORAGE - Alaskans regard their salmon as the ultimate in wholesome food - wild fish raised on the natural bounty of the sea.

On the move

Business profile
Arlene and Jack Tripp, Owners, Mt. Juneau Trading Post

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.

Recall notices join `Most Wanted' posters at post office
WASHINGTON (AP) - America's post of

Recall notices join `Most Wanted' posters at post office
WASHINGTON (AP) - America's post of

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.

Obituaries
Marie Ann Louise Marsh

Around town

Around town

Obituaries
Marie Ann Louise Marsh

Around town

Around town

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.

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.''

Payoff plan killed
The $25,000 dream has faded.

Industry opposition blows ship out spill bill out of water
A bill that would make cruise ships, other large vessels and the Alaska Railroad prepare to clean up fuel spills appears to be dead.

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.''

Feds spend lots in Alaska, less in region
WASHINGTON - The federal government spent less money per person in the Pacific Northwest last year than it did in the rest of the nation, according to a report by the Census Bureau.

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.

City turns to negotiations to resolve noise complaints
The people who make noise and the people who hate it have confronted each other in Juneau for about 10 years. And that's all that has happened - except that flightseeing traffic has increased along with the complaints.

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

Vetoes to face fight
Two bills vetoed Monday by the governor may have enough support to stay on the books.

Police and fire blotter

Correction
Due to a reporter's error, an article in Monday's Empire stated that an experimental aircraft must be flown by a third party for its initial test flight.

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.

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.

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.

Builders say school construction bill favors some firms
JUNEAU - Some builders, architects and designers are scrambling to erect a barrier in front of a bill they say was custom-built to steer the state's rural school construction projects to one or two companies.

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.

Assembly may soften budget blow to JEDC
Tension between city officials and the Juneau Economic Development Council eased somewhat Monday, as Juneau Assembly Finance Chairman Dwight Perkins conceded that his proposal to cut JEDC's city grant by 50 percent might be too aggressive.

Police and fire blotter

Dumping junkers hits owners' wallets hard
Juneau junk is expensive.

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.

Payoff plan killed
The $25,000 dream has faded.

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

Industry opposition blows ship out spill bill out of water
A bill that would make cruise ships, other large vessels and the Alaska Railroad prepare to clean up fuel spills appears to be dead.

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

Feds spend lots in Alaska, less in region
WASHINGTON - The federal government spent less money per person in the Pacific Northwest last year than it did in the rest of the nation, according to a report by the Census Bureau.

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

Dumping junkers hits owners' wallets hard
Juneau junk is expensive.

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.

Assembly may soften budget blow to JEDC
Tension between city officials and the Juneau Economic Development Council eased somewhat Monday, as Juneau Assembly Finance Chairman Dwight Perkins conceded that his proposal to cut JEDC's city grant by 50 percent might be too aggressive.

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.

Correction
Due to a reporter's error, an article in Monday's Empire stated that an experimental aircraft must be flown by a third party for its initial test flight.

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.

Builders say school construction bill favors some firms
JUNEAU - Some builders, architects and designers are scrambling to erect a barrier in front of a bill they say was custom-built to steer the state's rural school construction projects to one or two companies.

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.

Briefly

Police and fire blotter

City turns to negotiations to resolve noise complaints
The people who make noise and the people who hate it have confronted each other in Juneau for about 10 years. And that's all that has happened - except that flightseeing traffic has increased along with the complaints.

Vetoes to face fight
Two bills vetoed Monday by the governor may have enough support to stay on the books.

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.

Science, not politics
Letter by Ken Vorisek

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.

Just when it can't get any worse. . .
What manner of madness is this?

Just when it can't get any worse. . .
What manner of madness is this?

Editor's Corner
Over the past weekend the Alaska Press Club announced its annual media awards and we're proud of how we came out both individually and as a newsroom.

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

Fifth grader requests data
Letter by Jordan Kuiper

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

Yes to wolves means no to ANWR
Letter by William J. Phillips

Editor's Corner
Over the past weekend the Alaska Press Club announced its annual media awards and we're proud of how we came out both individually and as a newsroom.

Keep prayer out of schools
Letter by Blake Rider

Word of mouth

Knowles' process remains the same
Letter by Cindy Smith

Big shoes to fill
Letter by Ray Vidic

Word of mouth

Appeal your property tax
Letter by Ron Haffner

Knowles' process remains the same
Letter by Cindy Smith

Word of mouth

Keep prayer out of schools
Letter by Blake Rider

Appeal your property tax
Letter by Ron Haffner

Yes to wolves means no to ANWR
Letter by William J. Phillips

Fifth grader requests data
Letter by Jordan Kuiper

Big shoes to fill
Letter by Ray Vidic

Science, not politics
Letter by Ken Vorisek

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.

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.

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.

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.

Maas leads Southeast runners in Boston Marathon
Ken Maas of Douglas posted the fastest time by a Southeast Alaska runner in the Boston Marathon on Monday.

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.

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.

Maas leads Southeast runners in Boston Marathon
Ken Maas of Douglas posted the fastest time by a Southeast Alaska runner in the Boston Marathon on Monday.

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.

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