Wednesday, April 19, 2000

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

On the move

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

Briefly

Business calendar

On the move

Low-smoke cigarette to get widespread marketing
R.J. Reynolds tobacco company said Wednesday morning it would significantly expand the marketing of its experimental Eclipse cigarette, with the launch of an advertising campaign that will make controversial health claims for the low-smoke product.

Low-smoke cigarette to get widespread marketing
R.J. Reynolds tobacco company said Wednesday morning it would significantly expand the marketing of its experimental Eclipse cigarette, with the launch of an advertising campaign that will make controversial health claims for the low-smoke product.

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

Around town

High tide and the pansies are running
Layers of color are pouring over the tables and floors of the greenhouses; thousands of Pansies, Iceland Poppies, and Florist Primroses are flaunting their blossoms, beckoning all passers by to turn their heads

Briefly

Obituaries
Marie Ann Louise Marsh

Thank you

Around town

Around town

Briefly

Help is available for home-based caregivers
Nearly one-half of Americans over the age of 85 have Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.

Help is available for home-based caregivers
Nearly one-half of Americans over the age of 85 have Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.

Pet of the week

High tide and the pansies are running
Layers of color are pouring over the tables and floors of the greenhouses; thousands of Pansies, Iceland Poppies, and Florist Primroses are flaunting their blossoms, beckoning all passers by to turn their heads

Around town

Pet of the week

Thank you

Obituaries
Marie Ann Louise Marsh

Bush power bill facing opposition in Senate
A proposal to fund Power Cost Equalization is just two votes away from failing on the Senate floor, and it hasn't even got there yet.

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

Correction
Because of a reporter's error, an article about the costs of junk-car removal in Tuesday's Empire stated that Glacier Muffler and Towing had asked the city manager to look into acquiring a car-body crusher as a means of reducing costs to Juneau residents.

Duck Creek repairs depend on city money
Juneau could receive $2.75 million in federal funds to restore water quality and fish populations in Duck Creek if the city can come up with $1.25 million in cash or work, federal officials say.

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.

Resurfacing athletic field at park will cost $827,000
The Juneau Assembly has commissioned Arete Construction Corp. to resurface Adair-Kennedy Park field for $827,000. The project involves preparing the existing dirt football and soccer field and covering it with an artificial turf.

Close vote on Haines tour taxes
In Haines, where nail-biter elections have become the norm, voters split down the middle Tuesday on whether to establish 4 percent bed and tour taxes.

Bond packages divide GOP
Republicans in the House and the Senate are both pushing bond package proposals, but they're pushing in different directions.

Correction
Because of a reporter's error, an article about the costs of junk-car removal in Tuesday's Empire stated that Glacier Muffler and Towing had asked the city manager to look into acquiring a car-body crusher as a means of reducing costs to Juneau residents.

Close vote on Haines tour taxes
In Haines, where nail-biter elections have become the norm, voters split down the middle Tuesday on whether to establish 4 percent bed and tour taxes.

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

Bush power bill facing opposition in Senate
A proposal to fund Power Cost Equalization is just two votes away from failing on the Senate floor, and it hasn't even got there yet.

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.

Prison roughs up inmates
The state has ordered a private prison in Arizona to stop roughing up Alaska prisoners housed there.

Hearing sought on Wells Fargo
ANCHORAGE - Local and national consumer activists want to delay Wells Fargo & Co.'s takeover of Alaska's largest bank until federal regulators hold public hearings on the deal.

Hearing sought on Wells Fargo
ANCHORAGE - Local and national consumer activists want to delay Wells Fargo & Co.'s takeover of Alaska's largest bank until federal regulators hold public hearings on the deal.

Resurfacing athletic field at park will cost $827,000
The Juneau Assembly has commissioned Arete Construction Corp. to resurface Adair-Kennedy Park field for $827,000. The project involves preparing the existing dirt football and soccer field and covering it with an artificial turf.

Veteran, local businessman remembered for good works
Shorty Oliver may have passed on last week, but the memories of his generosity are alive and well in Juneau.

Police and fire blotter

School board: History to focus on Western Nations
The Juneau School Board has directed a social studies curriculum committee to make Western civilization the focus of a high school world history course.

Police and fire blotter

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.

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.

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.

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

State and local briefly

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.

Police and fire blotter

School board: History to focus on Western Nations
The Juneau School Board has directed a social studies curriculum committee to make Western civilization the focus of a high school world history course.

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.

Veteran, local businessman remembered for good works
Shorty Oliver may have passed on last week, but the memories of his generosity are alive and well in Juneau.

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.

Prison roughs up inmates
The state has ordered a private prison in Arizona to stop roughing up Alaska prisoners housed there.

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.

Bond packages divide GOP
Republicans in the House and the Senate are both pushing bond package proposals, but they're pushing in different directions.

Briefly

Duck Creek repairs depend on city money
Juneau could receive $2.75 million in federal funds to restore water quality and fish populations in Duck Creek if the city can come up with $1.25 million in cash or work, federal officials say.

Police and fire blotter

State and local briefly

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Briefly

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

Word of mouth

Word of mouth

Fund the contracts
Letter by Tim Sunday

Knowles' process remains the same
Letter by Cindy Smith

Governor falls flat on wolf control
On April 10, Gov. Tony Knowles dashed off a ``Dear Alaskan'' letter requesting support for his veto of Senate Bill 267, which would permit same-day-as-airborne wolf hunting.

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.

Fire help appreciated
Letter by Rev. James A. Brubaker

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.

Let a majority of voters pick the governor
Should the chief elected executive officer in the state of Alaska be chosen by at least half of the voters who cast ballots?

Word of mouth

School prayer issue misunderstood
Letter by Wesley Brooks

Keep prayer out of schools
Letter by Blake Rider

Word of mouth

Fifth grader requests data
Letter by Jordan Kuiper

Fund the contracts
Letter by Tim Sunday

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

Governor falls flat on wolf control
On April 10, Gov. Tony Knowles dashed off a ``Dear Alaskan'' letter requesting support for his veto of Senate Bill 267, which would permit same-day-as-airborne wolf hunting.

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

Fire help appreciated
Letter by Rev. James A. Brubaker

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

Let a majority of voters pick the governor
Should the chief elected executive officer in the state of Alaska be chosen by at least half of the voters who cast ballots?

School prayer issue misunderstood
Letter by Wesley Brooks

Keep prayer out of schools
Letter by Blake Rider

Knowles' process remains the same
Letter by Cindy Smith

Fifth grader requests data
Letter by Jordan Kuiper

Rough house boxing returns
Boxing is back in Juneau once again.

GCS second in State JO meet
ANCHORAGE -- Juneau's Glacier Swim Club battled through a bout of illness to take second place in the team standings in the 2000 Speedo/Alaska Swimming Junior Olympic Championship this weekend at the Bartlett High School Swim Pool.

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.

GCS second in State JO meet
ANCHORAGE -- Juneau's Glacier Swim Club battled through a bout of illness to take second place in the team standings in the 2000 Speedo/Alaska Swimming Junior Olympic Championship this weekend at the Bartlett High School Swim Pool.

Sports calendar

Sports calendar

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.

Rough house boxing returns
Boxing is back in Juneau once again.

Track and field scores
Track and field results

Track and field scores
Track and field results

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