Friday, April 28, 2000

Court says Miami relatives' can't visit Elian
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court today denied a request by Miami relatives of Elian Gonzalez for visits with him or for an outside guardian. The court accepted instead the government's offer of regular reports from a psychiatrist and a social worker.

Court says Miami relatives' can't visit Elian
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court today denied a request by Miami relatives of Elian Gonzalez for visits with him or for an outside guardian. The court accepted instead the government's offer of regular reports from a psychiatrist and a social worker.

Study says good child care can prevent crime
WASHINGTON (AP) - The best child care can keep children from getting into trouble and committing crimes later in life, says research presented at the White House by law enforcement groups today.

Study says good child care can prevent crime
WASHINGTON (AP) - The best child care can keep children from getting into trouble and committing crimes later in life, says research presented at the White House by law enforcement groups today.

Around town

Thank you . . .

Around town

Thank you . . .

Weddings
Thea Zuboff and Daniel Brown, Georgina Kacyon and David Dapcevich

911 simulator donated to police, firefighters
State Farm Insurance agents donated a 911 Simulator to Capital City Fire/Rescue and the Juneau Police Department. Both the police and fire departments have programs in place to teach children 911 safety.

Around town

School calendar

Weddings
Thea Zuboff and Daniel Brown, Georgina Kacyon and David Dapcevich

School calendar

911 simulator donated to police, firefighters
State Farm Insurance agents donated a 911 Simulator to Capital City Fire/Rescue and the Juneau Police Department. Both the police and fire departments have programs in place to teach children 911 safety.

FYI

State and local briefly

Obituaries
Jessie Guyermelli

Students score high at debate contest
Juneau-Douglas High School closed out its season with its strongest showing ever at the State Debate Tournament held in Anchorage recently. The JDHS debate team finished in second place overall in the 4-A team debate awards, being barely edged out of the top honor by Chugiak High School of Anchorage. This year's topic concerned improving the performance of students in our nation's secondary schools.

FYI

Best bets
An unbelievable amount of music and entertainment is in store for May, and this weekend is the warm-up.

Students score high at debate contest
Juneau-Douglas High School closed out its season with its strongest showing ever at the State Debate Tournament held in Anchorage recently. The JDHS debate team finished in second place overall in the 4-A team debate awards, being barely edged out of the top honor by Chugiak High School of Anchorage. This year's topic concerned improving the performance of students in our nation's secondary schools.

Obituaries
Lillian L. Babcock, Travis Mason

State and local briefly

Obituaries
Lillian L. Babcock, Travis Mason

Best bets
An unbelievable amount of music and entertainment is in store for May, and this weekend is the warm-up.

Around town

Obituaries
Jessie Guyermelli

On with the show
With a flourish worthy of a seasoned Shakespearian actress, fifth grader Erika O'Sullivan heralded the opening of Spring For The Arts.

Ravens and crows and jays - oh my!
The intelligence of ravens, the mystery of the aurora and the history of witches are all fair game for writer Candace Savage.

Ravens and crows and jays - oh my!
The intelligence of ravens, the mystery of the aurora and the history of witches are all fair game for writer Candace Savage.

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Briefly

On with the show
With a flourish worthy of a seasoned Shakespearian actress, fifth grader Erika O'Sullivan heralded the opening of Spring For The Arts.

Entertainment calendar

Entertainment profile
Henry Hopkins: German-American Irish piper

Entertainment profile
Henry Hopkins: German-American Irish piper

Entertainment calendar

Commissioners may get $9k raise
A labor bill the Senate Finance Committee passed Thursday would give commissioners of state departments raises of about $9,000 a year -- but not until the next governor takes office.

Ship spill bill buoyant again after losing some of its weight
A pollution prevention bill affecting cruise ships has been resuscitated. But it's lost some of its muscle.

Rural power funds shrink in Senate
Power Cost Equalization couldn't make it all the way over a Republican wall in the Senate on Wednesday.

Test: No rabies in wolf that hurt child
ANCHORAGE --A wolf that bit a 6-year-old boy in a Yakutat-area logging camp this week did not have rabies.

Union OKs limit
The largest of the state employees' unions has agreed to a change in one of its contract terms.

3-copter crash relived on cable
A re-enactment of last September's helicopter crashes on a local glacier will air Friday and Saturday on the cable Discovery Channel.

Police and fire blotter

Ferry funds may be restored
The full House should be taking up the billion-dollar capital budget bill today. Republicans tout the measure as meeting their budget goals, while Democratic minorities in the House and Senate say the bill's public-works spending doesn't address Alaska's needs.

State and local briefly

Commissioners may get $9k raise
A labor bill the Senate Finance Committee passed Thursday would give commissioners of state departments raises of about $9,000 a year -- but not until the next governor takes office.

School budget cut less than feared
Local public schools will get $200,000 less than requested from city coffers under the latest Juneau Assembly plan.

Man accused of assault says wife hurt herself
A Hoonah man accused of battering and raping his wife took the stand Thursday in Juneau Superior Court and said she hurt herself.

3-copter crash relived on cable
A re-enactment of last September's helicopter crashes on a local glacier will air Friday and Saturday on the cable Discovery Channel.

Search for heritage in cave
The archaeological interns put the sediment in bags of mosquito netting, soak them, knead them to work out the silt, then dry the remaining dirt and pick through the fine grains.

2001 budget meets GOP's goal of slashing $30 million
After a week of negotiations and caucusing, a six-member committee of lawmakers finished work Thursday on the state's $6.6 billion operating budget for the 2001 fiscal year.

2001 budget meets GOP's goal of slashing $30 million
After a week of negotiations and caucusing, a six-member committee of lawmakers finished work Thursday on the state's $6.6 billion operating budget for the 2001 fiscal year.

When fractions of effort make a difference
Olympic gymnast Peter Vidmar entertained a capacity luncheon audience Wednesday at Centennial Hall with alternating pommel horse moves, quips and his philosophy of achieving greatness.

State and local briefly

Police and fire blotter

Police and fire blotter

Corrections

Test: No rabies in wolf that hurt child
ANCHORAGE --A wolf that bit a 6-year-old boy in a Yakutat-area logging camp this week did not have rabies.

Contract cut pitched
Senate leaders have indirectly laid their offer to state workers on the table, and it's about $20 million smaller than the deal Gov. Tony Knowles' administration negotiated with them.

Union OKs limit
The largest of the state employees' unions has agreed to a change in one of its contract terms.

Corrections

Ship spill bill buoyant again after losing some of its weight
A pollution prevention bill affecting cruise ships has been resuscitated. But it's lost some of its muscle.

Man accused of assault says wife hurt herself
A Hoonah man accused of battering and raping his wife took the stand Thursday in Juneau Superior Court and said she hurt herself.

Police and fire blotter

Ferry funds may be restored
The full House should be taking up the billion-dollar capital budget bill today. Republicans tout the measure as meeting their budget goals, while Democratic minorities in the House and Senate say the bill's public-works spending doesn't address Alaska's needs.

Contract cut pitched
Senate leaders have indirectly laid their offer to state workers on the table, and it's about $20 million smaller than the deal Gov. Tony Knowles' administration negotiated with them.

Search for heritage in cave
The archaeological interns put the sediment in bags of mosquito netting, soak them, knead them to work out the silt, then dry the remaining dirt and pick through the fine grains.

School budget cut less than feared
Local public schools will get $200,000 less than requested from city coffers under the latest Juneau Assembly plan.

State and local briefly

Rural power funds shrink in Senate
Power Cost Equalization couldn't make it all the way over a Republican wall in the Senate on Wednesday.

Wolf attacks boy in Icy Bay
YAKUTAT --A six-year-old boy was bitten three times by a wolf on Wednesday at a logging camp in Icy Bay, according to Alaska State Troopers.

Trial: Expert says why victims alter testimony
During the third day of testimony in the trial of accused Hoonah rapist and batterer Daniel Neal, an expert testified about why a victim might recant her story.

Trial: Expert says why victims alter testimony
During the third day of testimony in the trial of accused Hoonah rapist and batterer Daniel Neal, an expert testified about why a victim might recant her story.

When fractions of effort make a difference
Olympic gymnast Peter Vidmar entertained a capacity luncheon audience Wednesday at Centennial Hall with alternating pommel horse moves, quips and his philosophy of achieving greatness.

Wolf attacks boy in Icy Bay
YAKUTAT --A six-year-old boy was bitten three times by a wolf on Wednesday at a logging camp in Icy Bay, according to Alaska State Troopers.

State and local briefly

Important transportation session is this weekend
Letter by Ken Koelsch

Important transportation session is this weekend
Letter by Ken Koelsch

When can a child make big decisions?
Put aside the dueling photos of the same boy terrified at being taken from his great-uncle's home and delighted to be in his father's arms.

The economics of gay marriages
I haven't been surprised at how many letters and Word of Mouth phone calls have appeared in the Empire regarding the recent decision by the Vermont legislature to permit gay marriages. What I don't understand is why gay marriage bothers so many people. I mean, it's not for me, but neither do I see it as any sort of threat. I know that some religions oppose same-sex marriages, but some religions also oppose dancing. Not that government policies should ever be based on religion, but I am aware of no regulations prohibiting dancing. Why should there be regulations outlawing same-sex marriages?

Contracts shouldn't be a political football
So here's the scenario: The Knowles administration spends months and months negotiating new contracts with state employees. The unions representing those employees agree to the terms. It appears the House is leaning toward approving them. Senate leaders, however, let it be known they're not crazy about the contracts and counteroffer, sort of. Union reps say ``no way'' and are willing to walk if the Senate doesn't approve what's on the table.

Word of mouth

Don't change election rules
The following editorial was published in the April 18 edition of the Anchorage Daily News:

Navigating through the waters of special education
My turn By Joan Dangeli

Word of mouth

Contracts shouldn't be a political football
So here's the scenario: The Knowles administration spends months and months negotiating new contracts with state employees. The unions representing those employees agree to the terms. It appears the House is leaning toward approving them. Senate leaders, however, let it be known they're not crazy about the contracts and counteroffer, sort of. Union reps say ``no way'' and are willing to walk if the Senate doesn't approve what's on the table.

When can a child make big decisions?
Put aside the dueling photos of the same boy terrified at being taken from his great-uncle's home and delighted to be in his father's arms.

The economics of gay marriages
I haven't been surprised at how many letters and Word of Mouth phone calls have appeared in the Empire regarding the recent decision by the Vermont legislature to permit gay marriages. What I don't understand is why gay marriage bothers so many people. I mean, it's not for me, but neither do I see it as any sort of threat. I know that some religions oppose same-sex marriages, but some religions also oppose dancing. Not that government policies should ever be based on religion, but I am aware of no regulations prohibiting dancing. Why should there be regulations outlawing same-sex marriages?

Word of mouth

Navigating through the waters of special education
My turn By Joan Dangeli

Word of mouth

Don't change election rules
The following editorial was published in the April 18 edition of the Anchorage Daily News:

Juneau track heads south for Skyview Invite
This weekend 13 members of the Juneau-Douglas track and field team will compete in one of the largest meets of the season.

Sports calendar

Crimson Bears host softball bonanza
High School softball fans in Juneau have a smorgasbord of games to choose from this weekend.

Dorn's scoring just in time for Juneau win
Justin Dorn didn't used to be a top scorer for the Juneau-Douglas High School boys soccer team.

Crimson Bears host softball bonanza
High School softball fans in Juneau have a smorgasbord of games to choose from this weekend.

Aggressive Crimson Bears blank Ketchikan
It was a non-conference game, but that didn't stop the Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears softball team from playing aggressive in its 10-0 victory over the Ketchikan Kings Thursday night at Melvin Park.

Sports calendar

Dorn's scoring just in time for Juneau win
Justin Dorn didn't used to be a top scorer for the Juneau-Douglas High School boys soccer team.

Aggressive Crimson Bears blank Ketchikan
It was a non-conference game, but that didn't stop the Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears softball team from playing aggressive in its 10-0 victory over the Ketchikan Kings Thursday night at Melvin Park.

Juneau track heads south for Skyview Invite
This weekend 13 members of the Juneau-Douglas track and field team will compete in one of the largest meets of the season.

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