Monday, May 1, 2000

Five nuclear powers commit to elimination of nuclear arms
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - In a bid to deflect criticism of their nuclear disarmament records, the five recognized nuclear powers pledged today to completely eliminate their nuclear weapons but gave no timeframe or new plans to actually get rid of their arsenals.

Five nuclear powers commit to elimination of nuclear arms
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - In a bid to deflect criticism of their nuclear disarmament records, the five recognized nuclear powers pledged today to completely eliminate their nuclear weapons but gave no timeframe or new plans to actually get rid of their arsenals.

Obituaries
Lucille Margarite Lynch Commmers

Around town

Obituaries
Lucille Margarite Lynch Commmers

Around town

Breaking the isolation
For one week in April, Lillian Piedra did things she can't do at home - hang out with other teen-agers, act in a play, dance in a darkened gym.

Breaking the isolation
For one week in April, Lillian Piedra did things she can't do at home - hang out with other teen-agers, act in a play, dance in a darkened gym.

Inside out

Inside out

Inside the military's finest
With heads bowed to fight gusts of wind that peaked at 36 mph, hundreds of people determinedly walked around - and inside - some of the country's most expensive military aircraft Saturday afternoon.

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Smokejumper killed during practice jump at Fort Wainwright
FAIRBANKS - A smokejumper with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's Alaska Fire Service was killed Saturday night when his parachute failed during a training jump.

Inside the military's finest
With heads bowed to fight gusts of wind that peaked at 36 mph, hundreds of people determinedly walked around - and inside - some of the country's most expensive military aircraft Saturday afternoon.

Lack of help adds to struggle for students learning English
Nearly half of Juneau's public school students who struggle with English get no extra help.

Audit: State's child protection agency improves but still struggling
ANCHORAGE - A legislative audit says Alaska's child protection agency is doing a better job of responding to reports that children are being abused or neglected.

Miracles of the heart
Daniel and Sarita Knull say they know the power of prayer.

Miracles of the heart
Daniel and Sarita Knull say they know the power of prayer.

Anchorage school district, teachers reach tentative contract agreement
ANCHORAGE - The Anchorage School District and its teachers have reached a tentative deal on a new three-year contract.

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State and local briefly

State and local briefly

Festival allows youths to tone up
The musicians sucked in their breath and drew back an arm toward their heads as if they were pulling back on an archery bow. Then they thrust their arms out like the path of an arrow and pushed out the air in an explosive rush.

Contracts close to House OK
The state House of Representatives appears poised to approve funding for state labor contracts.

Anchorage school district, teachers reach tentative contract agreement
ANCHORAGE - The Anchorage School District and its teachers have reached a tentative deal on a new three-year contract.

Public gets its day in court
Goldilocks will be tried Monday at Dimond Courthouse for criminal trespassing and malicious mischief.

Husband found guilty of battering
A Juneau jury on Friday afternoon found Daniel Neal of Hoonah guilty of raping and battering his wife.

Small plane crashes on air strip
No one was injured when a small plane with two people aboard crashed nose-down at the Juneau Airport about 1:15 p.m. Saturday.

Valdez eyes creation of an oil spill response center
VALDEZ - City officials, the University of Alaska and the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens Advisory Council are exploring a proposal to create an international oil spill response center in Valdez.

Safeway sells final store in divestment order
ANCHORAGE - Safeway has disposed of the last of the supermarkets it was forced to sell when it took over the Carrs Gottstein Foods chain last fall in a $330 million deal.

A lot less for Juneau
Juneau's delegation worked hard Sunday to get their town more money for public works projects.

Experts help city shape future of neighborhoods
The Juneau of 2020 may be unveiled Monday night in Centennial Hall.

Pay hike requires more cuts
A bill that passed the House on Sunday would pay for state workers' new labor contracts. But the money comes from making an across-the-board cut throughout most of state government.

Husband found guilty of battering
A Juneau jury on Friday afternoon found Daniel Neal of Hoonah guilty of raping and battering his wife.

Lawmakers oust pilot from board
JUNEAU - The Legislature refused to confirm a Ketchikan pilot to a second term on the Alaska Board of Marine Pilots on Sunday. Senate President Drue Pearce said his reappointment violated an agreement to rotate the seat on a regional basis.

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Voting on helicopter noise limits
A group of flightseeing industry critics has concluded it can't work through the system and must take its concern about helicopter noise to the ballot box.

Pay hike requires more cuts
A bill that passed the House on Sunday would pay for state workers' new labor contracts. But the money comes from making an across-the-board cut throughout most of state government.

A lot less for Juneau
Juneau's delegation worked hard Sunday to get their town more money for public works projects.

State and local briefly

Valdez eyes creation of an oil spill response center
VALDEZ - City officials, the University of Alaska and the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens Advisory Council are exploring a proposal to create an international oil spill response center in Valdez.

Contracts close to House OK
The state House of Representatives appears poised to approve funding for state labor contracts.

Police and fire blotter

Experts help city shape future of neighborhoods
The Juneau of 2020 may be unveiled Monday night in Centennial Hall.

Small plane crashes on air strip
No one was injured when a small plane with two people aboard crashed nose-down at the Juneau Airport about 1:15 p.m. Saturday.

Safeway sells final store in divestment order
ANCHORAGE - Safeway has disposed of the last of the supermarkets it was forced to sell when it took over the Carrs Gottstein Foods chain last fall in a $330 million deal.

Public gets its day in court
Goldilocks will be tried Monday at Dimond Courthouse for criminal trespassing and malicious mischief.

State and local briefly

Audit: State's child protection agency improves but still struggling
ANCHORAGE - A legislative audit says Alaska's child protection agency is doing a better job of responding to reports that children are being abused or neglected.

Voting on helicopter noise limits
A group of flightseeing industry critics has concluded it can't work through the system and must take its concern about helicopter noise to the ballot box.

Festival allows youths to tone up
The musicians sucked in their breath and drew back an arm toward their heads as if they were pulling back on an archery bow. Then they thrust their arms out like the path of an arrow and pushed out the air in an explosive rush.

Lawmakers oust pilot from board
JUNEAU - The Legislature refused to confirm a Ketchikan pilot to a second term on the Alaska Board of Marine Pilots on Sunday. Senate President Drue Pearce said his reappointment violated an agreement to rotate the seat on a regional basis.

Lack of help adds to struggle for students learning English
Nearly half of Juneau's public school students who struggle with English get no extra help.

Smokejumper killed during practice jump at Fort Wainwright
FAIRBANKS - A smokejumper with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's Alaska Fire Service was killed Saturday night when his parachute failed during a training jump.

Loan policy needs rethinking
The following editorial was published in the April 24 edition of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner:

Campaign disclosure should be improved
Letter by Merle Jenson

Word of mouth

Federal employees say no to benefits change
Letter by Marie Darlin

A child's future starts with child care
Letter by Christa Fagnant, Olena Lundquist, Stephanie Orsi and Megan Kyle

Elian's difficult saga
We have tried to avoid getting too involved in the tale of Elian Gonzalez, but the media and national attention are turning the entire situation into a circus.

Auke Lake needs watercraft enforcement
What are the rules concerning jet-ski activities on Auke Lake? Over the last five years, I have been able to observe the changes on Auke Lake and I am not proud of what I see.

Waiting period is bad state policy
Letter by Marina Lindsey

Loan policy needs rethinking
The following editorial was published in the April 24 edition of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner:

Word of mouth

Auke Lake needs watercraft enforcement
What are the rules concerning jet-ski activities on Auke Lake? Over the last five years, I have been able to observe the changes on Auke Lake and I am not proud of what I see.

What did the Lone Ranger really say?
Here in the newspaper business (Motto: ``Eventually, We WILL Find Your Driveway'') we have a strict rule: We don't print ANYTHING unless we know it's true.

What did the Lone Ranger really say?
Here in the newspaper business (Motto: ``Eventually, We WILL Find Your Driveway'') we have a strict rule: We don't print ANYTHING unless we know it's true.

Federal employees say no to benefits change
Letter by Marie Darlin

Campaign disclosure should be improved
Letter by Merle Jenson

Elian's difficult saga
We have tried to avoid getting too involved in the tale of Elian Gonzalez, but the media and national attention are turning the entire situation into a circus.

A child's future starts with child care
Letter by Christa Fagnant, Olena Lundquist, Stephanie Orsi and Megan Kyle

Waiting period is bad state policy
Letter by Marina Lindsey

Word of mouth

Word of mouth

Crimson Bears score four more softball wins
The defending state champions Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears softball team was rarely tested in sweeping region opponents Sitka and Ketchikan at home this weekend.

Juneau sweeps soccer
The secret is out. Justin Dorn's scoring success this year is because of his jersey, not due to any special skills the Juneau-Douglas High School junior might display on the soccer pitch.

Juneau sweeps soccer
The secret is out. Justin Dorn's scoring success this year is because of his jersey, not due to any special skills the Juneau-Douglas High School junior might display on the soccer pitch.

Spring salmon derby begins
Somewhere out in the waters near Juneau is a monster fish.

Weston leads Bears at Skyview
Brandy Weston posted the top finish for Juneau-Douglas High School as both the Juneau boys and girls squads finished in the back of the pack at the Skyview Invitational track and field meet Friday and Saturday in Soldotna.

Weston leads Bears at Skyview
Brandy Weston posted the top finish for Juneau-Douglas High School as both the Juneau boys and girls squads finished in the back of the pack at the Skyview Invitational track and field meet Friday and Saturday in Soldotna.

Girls grow with victories
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls soccer team only allowed one goal as it won four split-squad games Friday and Saturday at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park, but even though she saw improvement in her team Juneau coach Sandi Wagner still saw room for the Crimson Bears to grow.

Crimson Bears score four more softball wins
The defending state champions Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears softball team was rarely tested in sweeping region opponents Sitka and Ketchikan at home this weekend.

Spring salmon derby begins
Somewhere out in the waters near Juneau is a monster fish.

Girls grow with victories
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls soccer team only allowed one goal as it won four split-squad games Friday and Saturday at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park, but even though she saw improvement in her team Juneau coach Sandi Wagner still saw room for the Crimson Bears to grow.

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