Friday, April 21, 2000

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.

Questions raised on maintenance record of crashed plane
SEATTLE (AP) - Questionable entries have been found in maintenance records for an Alaska Airlines MD-83 that crashed Jan. 31, The Seattle Times reported Friday.

Questions raised on maintenance record of crashed plane
SEATTLE (AP) - Questionable entries have been found in maintenance records for an Alaska Airlines MD-83 that crashed Jan. 31, The Seattle Times reported Friday.

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.

Obituaries
Ladd E. Macauley, George Daniel Cooper

On the prowl for the great white owl
A bird known across the world for its association with Alaska is rarely glimpsed in Southeast Alaska.

Obituaries
Ladd E. Macauley, George Daniel Cooper

School calendar

Weddings
Christine Doogan and Gerrit Allen

On the prowl for the great white owl
A bird known across the world for its association with Alaska is rarely glimpsed in Southeast Alaska.

FYI

Thank you . . .

School calendar

Weddings
Christine Doogan and Gerrit Allen

Thank you . . .

FYI

Best bets
Earth Day, Easter, music and masks are in store for the weekend.

Neighbors briefly

Around town

Around town

Around town

Best bets
Earth Day, Easter, music and masks are in store for the weekend.

Neighbors briefly

Around town

Entertainment calendar

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.

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

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

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.

Elton's safe-needle bill passes
The Legislature has passed a bill by Sen. Kim Elton intended to save hospitals money and make the jobs of medical professionals safer.

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.

Corrections

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.

House holds up control of courts
A resolution that could have limited judges' ability to change the wording of proposed constitutional amendments was stymied during its first vote on the House floor Thursday.

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.

Alcohol may have led to crash
Alaska State Troopers are investigating whether a drunken driver caused the vehicle accident that killed two Juneau men and injured two other men Wednesday afternoon 37 miles north of Seward.

Dangeli steers through tribal politics and life
When Jayne Dangeli could barely look over the wheel of a boat, her father taught her how to navigate through the choppy waters of Southeast Alaska.

Alcohol may have led to crash
Alaska State Troopers are investigating whether a drunken driver caused the vehicle accident that killed two Juneau men and injured two other men Wednesday afternoon 37 miles north of Seward.

Trials display dog agility, speed
Dog fanciers can watch dog agility trials this weekend in a first for Juneau.

House holds up control of courts
A resolution that could have limited judges' ability to change the wording of proposed constitutional amendments was stymied during its first vote on the House floor Thursday.

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.

Earth Day exhibit gives tips on recycling
Earth Day, on Saturday, is being marked in Juneau with an exhibit at the Federal Building and elementary school activities.

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

Elton's safe-needle bill passes
The Legislature has passed a bill by Sen. Kim Elton intended to save hospitals money and make the jobs of medical professionals safer.

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.

Union members: Thumbs up to state's biggest labor contract
Members of the largest state employees' union have apparently given their approval to a new contract negotiated by their leaders.

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.

Wildlife vote goes to ballot
Voters will decide this fall whether they want to limit their right to vote on wildlife issues.

Union members: Thumbs up to state's biggest labor contract
Members of the largest state employees' union have apparently given their approval to a new contract negotiated by their leaders.

Wolf control bill wins OK
Things didn't quite go the way Republican lawmakers thought they would this morning.

Earth Day exhibit gives tips on recycling
Earth Day, on Saturday, is being marked in Juneau with an exhibit at the Federal Building and elementary school activities.

Young to make another run for U.S. Congress
Don Young said he once suggested to some environmentalists that the way to get him out of Congress was to drop their opposition to drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

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

Corrections

$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.

Dangeli steers through tribal politics and life
When Jayne Dangeli could barely look over the wheel of a boat, her father taught her how to navigate through the choppy waters of Southeast Alaska.

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.

State and local briefly

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.

State and local briefly

Police and fire blotter

House kills $50 passenger tax
A $50 statewide head tax on cruise ship passengers passed the state Senate on Thursday. But it's already been declared dead in the House.

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

Police and fire blotter

$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.

Young to make another run for U.S. Congress
Don Young said he once suggested to some environmentalists that the way to get him out of Congress was to drop their opposition to drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

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.

Wolf control bill wins OK
Things didn't quite go the way Republican lawmakers thought they would this morning.

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

Wildlife vote goes to ballot
Voters will decide this fall whether they want to limit their right to vote on wildlife issues.

Police and fire blotter

House kills $50 passenger tax
A $50 statewide head tax on cruise ship passengers passed the state Senate on Thursday. But it's already been declared dead in the House.

Trials display dog agility, speed
Dog fanciers can watch dog agility trials this weekend in a first for Juneau.

Police and fire blotter

Word of mouth

Let us vote on the Mackie Plan
Letter by Dale Perez

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.

When government invades bathrooms
When you finish reading this you'll dash to the telephone to call Mayor Dennis Egan, assembly member John MacKinnon, Senator Kim Elton or maybe even Senator Ted.

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

No truck or boat for now
Letter by John Lee

Heartfelt thanks and an apology
Letter by Jan Gregg Levy

Miranda rights should stay in place
The amazing thing about the Supreme Court review of the landmark Miranda rule is that the court is doing it at all. Truly amazing.

Word of mouth

Bus drivers out practicing
Letter by Kirby Day

Heartfelt thanks and an apology
Letter by Jan Gregg Levy

Word of mouth

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.

When government invades bathrooms
When you finish reading this you'll dash to the telephone to call Mayor Dennis Egan, assembly member John MacKinnon, Senator Kim Elton or maybe even Senator Ted.

Let us vote on the Mackie Plan
Letter by Dale Perez

No truck or boat for now
Letter by John Lee

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

Miranda rights should stay in place
The amazing thing about the Supreme Court review of the landmark Miranda rule is that the court is doing it at all. Truly amazing.

Bus drivers out practicing
Letter by Kirby Day

Word of mouth

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

Let's get it on
A black cloud was closing in around the edges of Juan MacFarlane's consciousness, drifting in like an ocean fog and making both his vision and his mind hazy.

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.

Shine runs top time
Juneau's Jim Shine became just the third runner from Alaska to finish a 10,000-meter track race in under 29 minutes, narrowly missing the U.S. Olympic Trials qualifying time in the process.

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.

Let's get it on
A black cloud was closing in around the edges of Juan MacFarlane's consciousness, drifting in like an ocean fog and making both his vision and his mind hazy.

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.

Shine runs top time
Juneau's Jim Shine became just the third runner from Alaska to finish a 10,000-meter track race in under 29 minutes, narrowly missing the U.S. Olympic Trials qualifying time in the process.

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

Rider creates 24-hour fund-raiser for AIDS
Jessica Menendez likes to push the boundaries. Two years ago, Menendez rode in the 3,100-mile mile California AIDS Ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles -- yet she'd barely put 60 miles onto her new road bike before she left.

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.

Rider creates 24-hour fund-raiser for AIDS
Jessica Menendez likes to push the boundaries. Two years ago, Menendez rode in the 3,100-mile mile California AIDS Ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles -- yet she'd barely put 60 miles onto her new road bike before she left.

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