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Thursday, April 20, 2000

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.

IRS taxpayer notices often unnecessary and for small-dollar amounts
WASHINGTON (AP) - Now that the annual income tax filing deadline has come and gone, millions of Americans will get notices from the Internal Revenue Service for taxes due or because they made a mistake. But an audit says many of these are repetitious and some involve $5 or less.

IRS taxpayer notices often unnecessary and for small-dollar amounts
WASHINGTON (AP) - Now that the annual income tax filing deadline has come and gone, millions of Americans will get notices from the Internal Revenue Service for taxes due or because they made a mistake. But an audit says many of these are repetitious and some involve $5 or less.

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.

Around town

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Around town

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Around town

Thank you

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

Pet of the week

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.

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

Pet of the week

Briefly

Music a form of activism for folk performer
Libby Roderick is a musician who walks her talk. She not only sings about changing the world - she's actually doing it.

Transformed by the mask
This weekend, Robert Faust and Paola Styron will turn into animals.

Transformed by the mask
This weekend, Robert Faust and Paola Styron will turn into animals.

Entertainment profile
Jetta Whittaker: musician and symphony administrator

Entertainment profile
Jetta Whittaker: musician and symphony administrator

Music a form of activism for folk performer
Libby Roderick is a musician who walks her talk. She not only sings about changing the world - she's actually doing it.

Briefly

Briefly

Entertainment calendar

Entertainment calendar

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.

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

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.

$50 head tax gains speed
A bill to charge cruise ship passengers a $50 head tax sped through the Senate Finance Committee late Wednesday night.

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.

Tax time at cruise-ship docks
The cruise ships are just around the bend. And waiting for them at the dock is the city's new Marine Passenger Fee ordinance, which spells out the how-to's of taxing and spending about $3 million of the cruise lines' money.

Juneau congregations plan Easter, Passover services
Local services planned for Good Friday, Easter and Passover include:

Senate rejects plan to boost UA funds
It was good enough for 38 House members, but not for the Senate Finance Committee.

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.

Majority demands cheaper contracts
Some legislative leaders will ask Gov. Tony Knowles' administration to ask state labor unions to accept less expensive contracts, a senator said Wednesday.

2 die in head-on collision
A two-vehicle collision Wednesday afternoon on the Seward Highway took the lives of two Juneau men and injured a third.

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

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.

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.

State and local briefly

Ex-Navy SEAL inspires teens with his adventures
If Bruce Willis were a real hero instead of a Hollywood one, he'd probably be Navy SEAL Michael Anthony Janke.

Police and fire blotter

Majority demands cheaper contracts
Some legislative leaders will ask Gov. Tony Knowles' administration to ask state labor unions to accept less expensive contracts, a senator said Wednesday.

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.

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.

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.

Police and fire blotter

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.

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.

Juneau congregations plan Easter, Passover services
Local services planned for Good Friday, Easter and Passover include:

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.

Majority demands cheaper contracts
Some legislative leaders will ask Gov. Tony Knowles' administration to ask state labor unions to accept less expensive contracts, a senator said Wednesday.

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.

Ex-Navy SEAL inspires teens with his adventures
If Bruce Willis were a real hero instead of a Hollywood one, he'd probably be Navy SEAL Michael Anthony Janke.

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

2 die in head-on collision
A two-vehicle collision Wednesday afternoon on the Seward Highway took the lives of two Juneau men and injured a third.

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

$50 head tax gains speed
A bill to charge cruise ship passengers a $50 head tax sped through the Senate Finance Committee late Wednesday night.

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.

Tax time at cruise-ship docks
The cruise ships are just around the bend. And waiting for them at the dock is the city's new Marine Passenger Fee ordinance, which spells out the how-to's of taxing and spending about $3 million of the cruise lines' money.

State and local briefly

Senate rejects plan to boost UA funds
It was good enough for 38 House members, but not for the Senate Finance Committee.

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.

Majority demands cheaper contracts
Some legislative leaders will ask Gov. Tony Knowles' administration to ask state labor unions to accept less expensive contracts, a senator said Wednesday.

Police and fire blotter

Police and fire blotter

School prayer issue misunderstood
Letter by Wesley Brooks

Fund the contracts
Letter by Tim Sunday

Fire help appreciated
Letter by Rev. James A. Brubaker

Let us vote on the Mackie Plan
Letter by Dale Perez

Fire help appreciated
Letter by Rev. James A. Brubaker

Word of mouth

Heartfelt thanks and an apology
Letter by Jan Gregg Levy

Why the medical system is `gamed'
Ira Wilson prefers to think of it as a biopsy rather than a study. In a biopsy, after all, a small sample of tissue says a great deal about the patient.

School prayer issue misunderstood
Letter by Wesley Brooks

Jury duty a pain, but it's necessary
Jury duty.

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.

Heartfelt thanks and an apology
Letter by Jan Gregg Levy

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?

Let us vote on the Mackie Plan
Letter by Dale Perez

Word of mouth

Word of mouth

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.

Jury duty a pain, but it's necessary
Jury duty.

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?

Why the medical system is `gamed'
Ira Wilson prefers to think of it as a biopsy rather than a study. In a biopsy, after all, a small sample of tissue says a great deal about the patient.

Word of mouth

Fund the contracts
Letter by Tim Sunday

Sports calendar

Sports calendar

Track and field scores
Track and field results

Colony's coming to town
Juneau-Douglas High School girls soccer coach Sandi Wagner said she doesn't usually remember what happened in past games for the Crimson Bears.

Juneau sides with region in wrestling split
Juneau-Douglas High School has decided its wrestlers will compete in the fall when the sports split schedule takes effect next year.

Pavitt places second in Mr. Alaska meet
The third time was, unfortunately, not a charm for local body-builder Corey Pavitt.

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

Colony's coming to town
Juneau-Douglas High School girls soccer coach Sandi Wagner said she doesn't usually remember what happened in past games for the Crimson Bears.

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.

Pavitt places second in Mr. Alaska meet
The third time was, unfortunately, not a charm for local body-builder Corey Pavitt.

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

Track and field scores
Track and field results

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.

Juneau sides with region in wrestling split
Juneau-Douglas High School has decided its wrestlers will compete in the fall when the sports split schedule takes effect next year.

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