Thursday, May 4, 2000

Tesoro to keep Alaska refinery open
ANCHORAGE (AP) - Tesoro Petroleum Corp. said Wednesday it will continue to operate its Kenai refinery but will consolidate some of its marketing operations in Anchorage and close several retail outlets in Anchorage, Fairbanks and Kenai.

House panel rekindles debate over ending Cuba embargo
WASHINGTON (AP) - A House panel voted Thursday to lift sanctions on sales of food and medicine to Cuba, rekindling a thorny political issue for Republicans in Florida.

House panel rekindles debate over ending Cuba embargo
WASHINGTON (AP) - A House panel voted Thursday to lift sanctions on sales of food and medicine to Cuba, rekindling a thorny political issue for Republicans in Florida.

Tesoro to keep Alaska refinery open
ANCHORAGE (AP) - Tesoro Petroleum Corp. said Wednesday it will continue to operate its Kenai refinery but will consolidate some of its marketing operations in Anchorage and close several retail outlets in Anchorage, Fairbanks and Kenai.

Around town

Weddings
Amy Lynn Baskette and Chad Stuart Jones, Autumn Newman and Chris Morton

Couple selected as Pioneers regents
Fred and Jean Thorsteinson have been selected as the King and Queen regents for this year by Igloo no. 6 and Auxiliary no. 6 Pioneers of Alaska.

Thank you...
...for AIDS help

Obituaries
Wesley David `Wally' Wallace, Edward Raymond Gustafson, Linda E. Karlson

Weddings
Amy Lynn Baskette and Chad Stuart Jones, Autumn Newman and Chris Morton

Couple selected as Pioneers regents
Fred and Jean Thorsteinson have been selected as the King and Queen regents for this year by Igloo no. 6 and Auxiliary no. 6 Pioneers of Alaska.

Around town
Wednesday, May 3

Thank you...
...for AIDS help

Briefly
Blessing of Fleet planned Saturday

Around town

Dzantik'l Heeni honor roll
The following is the honor roll for Dzantik'l Heeni Middle School for the third academic quarter:

Obituaries
Alice Eileen Scott Cook Hillman

Pet of the week
Eugene is a young adult shorthair neutered black male with a ``kinky'' tail.

Obituaries
Wesley David `Wally' Wallace, Edward Raymond Gustafson, Linda E. Karlson

Sharing history at garden conference
The first week of May reminds us of how Juneau has been transformed in the last 20 years. Street trees, lawns, rhododendrons and roses have become regular parts of our lives as we move from a town with just a

Dzantik'l Heeni honor roll
The following is the honor roll for Dzantik'l Heeni Middle School for the third academic quarter:

Obituaries
Alice Eileen Scott Cook Hillman

Around town
Wednesday, May 3

Sharing history at garden conference
The first week of May reminds us of how Juneau has been transformed in the last 20 years. Street trees, lawns, rhododendrons and roses have become regular parts of our lives as we move from a town with just a

Pet of the week
Eugene is a young adult shorthair neutered black male with a ``kinky'' tail.

Briefly
Blessing of Fleet planned Saturday

Susan Sloss: Silk artist with variety of techniques
Susan Sloss: Silk artist with variety of techniques

Emily Dickenson gets wild
Emily Dickinson loved her sister-in-law Susan, there's no doubt.

Emily Dickenson gets wild
Emily Dickinson loved her sister-in-law Susan, there's no doubt.

Entertainment briefly

McManus tales as one-man act
Young Patrick McManus and his buddy Crazy Eddie wanted to grow up and be mountain men. The only problem was they were afraid of the dark.

McManus tales as one-man act
Young Patrick McManus and his buddy Crazy Eddie wanted to grow up and be mountain men. The only problem was they were afraid of the dark.

A stranger visits Shakespeare
Instead of falling through the looking glass like Alice, the protagonist of ``Good Night Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)'' tumbles into a garbage can -- and finds herself transported into two Shakespeare plays.

Susan Sloss: Silk artist with variety of techniques
Susan Sloss: Silk artist with variety of techniques

A stranger visits Shakespeare
Instead of falling through the looking glass like Alice, the protagonist of ``Good Night Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)'' tumbles into a garbage can -- and finds herself transported into two Shakespeare plays.

Entertainment briefly

Salmon limits may cut time off trollers' season
Southeast trollers are taking another hit in their king salmon quota due to some low stocks.

Stories differ on boat boarded by officers
A Sitka welding shop owner is protesting a shipboard incident written up by the Coast Guard as ``officers draw weapons, board suspicious boat.''

Logjam breaks in the Legislature
Stephanie Szymanski, Senate President Drue Pearce's top aide, skipped down the hall separating the House and Senate floors. In her hands were the bills the House needed to adjourn.

At last: Gavel falls
The 21st version of the Alaska Legislature coasted to a close Wednesday night.

Logjam breaks in the Legislature
Stephanie Szymanski, Senate President Drue Pearce's top aide, skipped down the hall separating the House and Senate floors. In her hands were the bills the House needed to adjourn.

State and local briefly

Stories differ on boat boarded by officers
A Sitka welding shop owner is protesting a shipboard incident written up by the Coast Guard as ``officers draw weapons, board suspicious boat.''

Police and fire blotter

Phillips, BP announce new North Slope oil find
ANCHORAGE - Phillips Alaska Inc. and BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. have discovered a significant oil field on the North Slope, the companies said Tuesday.

Comic: On becoming a `humor being`
Comedian Steve Rizzo had his audience laughing so hard some were in tears Wednesday at the third lecture in the Pillars of America Freedom series.

State and local briefly

Rally cry: Fight is for food, not politics
ANCHORAGE - Alaska Natives held signs reading ``No More Broken Promises'' and ``Awaken the People'' as they marched through the streets of Anchorage and Juneau on Wednesday to raise a rallying cry for subsistence rights.

FAA to re-question disgruntled Alaska Airlines mechanics
SEATTLE - Investigators for the Federal Aviation Administration will conduct a second round of interviewing 64 mechanics for Alaska Airlines, some of whom may have felt intimidated the first time the FAA talked to them.

Proposed report cards mix old grades, new standards
Proposed new elementary school report cards will tell parents whether their children are meeting reading and math standards. And they will continue to grade students on achievement in a number of subject areas.

Phillips, BP announce new North Slope oil find
ANCHORAGE - Phillips Alaska Inc. and BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. have discovered a significant oil field on the North Slope, the companies said Tuesday.

Lawmakers OK weakened version of spill bill
Senate President Drue Pearce had battled hard for her bill requiring cruise ships, other big vessels and the Alaska Railroad to be ready to mop up a fuel spill.

State and local briefly

Special session to focus on pay raises
Funding for contracts affecting thousands of state workers will be dealt with in a special legislative session, probably starting Thursday.

5-year cutting mission ends
With the fall of the gavel Wednesday night, the Republican five-year budget plan came to an end.

Salmon limits may cut time off trollers' season
Southeast trollers are taking another hit in their king salmon quota due to some low stocks.

Wuerch wins Anchorage mayoral election
ANCHORAGE --Republican Anchorage Assembly member George Wuerch will be the next mayor of Alaska's largest city, following his triumph over ex-assembly member and Democrat Mark Begich in Tuesday's runoff election.

Rural power plan wins Senate OK
Things look brighter for rural Alaska today.

Driver may face more charges
Michael Glaser, indicted on murder charges in the deaths of two Juneau men, may face a further charge of drunken driving.

State and local briefly

Police and fire blotter

Police and fire blotter

Assessments spur leap in appeals
The number of people who disagree with the city about how much their real estate is worth jumped by close to 50 percent this year. Some 485 appeals of the city's real estate valuations have been filed, 77 of which are commercial, according to the city assessor's office.

Lawmakers OK weakened version of spill bill
Senate President Drue Pearce had battled hard for her bill requiring cruise ships, other big vessels and the Alaska Railroad to be ready to mop up a fuel spill.

Special session to focus on pay raises
Funding for contracts affecting thousands of state workers will be dealt with in a special legislative session, probably starting Thursday.

Proposed report cards mix old grades, new standards
Proposed new elementary school report cards will tell parents whether their children are meeting reading and math standards. And they will continue to grade students on achievement in a number of subject areas.

Rural power plan wins Senate OK
Things look brighter for rural Alaska today.

5-year cutting mission ends
With the fall of the gavel Wednesday night, the Republican five-year budget plan came to an end.

Wuerch wins Anchorage mayoral election
ANCHORAGE --Republican Anchorage Assembly member George Wuerch will be the next mayor of Alaska's largest city, following his triumph over ex-assembly member and Democrat Mark Begich in Tuesday's runoff election.

Rally cry: Fight is for food, not politics
ANCHORAGE - Alaska Natives held signs reading ``No More Broken Promises'' and ``Awaken the People'' as they marched through the streets of Anchorage and Juneau on Wednesday to raise a rallying cry for subsistence rights.

Driver may face more charges
Michael Glaser, indicted on murder charges in the deaths of two Juneau men, may face a further charge of drunken driving.

Comic: On becoming a `humor being`
Comedian Steve Rizzo had his audience laughing so hard some were in tears Wednesday at the third lecture in the Pillars of America Freedom series.

Police and fire blotter

Gory demo teaches teen about safety
Two wrecked vehicles and eight bloody teens will transform the parking lot at the north end of Juneau-Douglas High School into a mock accident scene early Friday.

Assessments spur leap in appeals
The number of people who disagree with the city about how much their real estate is worth jumped by close to 50 percent this year. Some 485 appeals of the city's real estate valuations have been filed, 77 of which are commercial, according to the city assessor's office.

Natives concerned about contamination in subsistence foods
ANCHORAGE -- Some Alaska Natives are beginning to avoid traditional foods out of concerns they're contaminated with pesticides, heavy metals and other toxins.

At last: Gavel falls
The 21st version of the Alaska Legislature coasted to a close Wednesday night.

Natives concerned about contamination in subsistence foods
ANCHORAGE -- Some Alaska Natives are beginning to avoid traditional foods out of concerns they're contaminated with pesticides, heavy metals and other toxins.

Gory demo teaches teen about safety
Two wrecked vehicles and eight bloody teens will transform the parking lot at the north end of Juneau-Douglas High School into a mock accident scene early Friday.

FAA to re-question disgruntled Alaska Airlines mechanics
SEATTLE - Investigators for the Federal Aviation Administration will conduct a second round of interviewing 64 mechanics for Alaska Airlines, some of whom may have felt intimidated the first time the FAA talked to them.

Safety tips for on or under the water
With the recent tragedy involving the young man losing his life while on a personal watercraft, I wish to remind all residents of a few safety considerations for being in, on or under the water in this area.

Flightseeing ban would hurt Juneau
We're all for citizen initiatives. It's one of the great traditions of our democracy that citizens have the ability to get their concerns on the ballot box for a vote. But the latest proposal by the Peace and Quiet Coalition is way overboard.

Who wants to be a monopoly?
The following editorial appeared in today's edition of the Chicago Tribune:

Misleading headline
Letter by Gregg Erickson

Missing cat
Letter by Victoria Scharen

A day in traffic court
Letter by Alan R. Munro

Flightseeing ban would hurt Juneau
We're all for citizen initiatives. It's one of the great traditions of our democracy that citizens have the ability to get their concerns on the ballot box for a vote. But the latest proposal by the Peace and Quiet Coalition is way overboard.

Word of mouth

Safety tips for on or under the water
With the recent tragedy involving the young man losing his life while on a personal watercraft, I wish to remind all residents of a few safety considerations for being in, on or under the water in this area.

Joe Carollo: Still the king of crazies
Welcome back, Crazy Joe!

Word of mouth

12 years later, same old uniforms
Letter by Debrah Clements

HS athlete defends coach
Letter by Hilary Rehfeld

Word of mouth

Are eagles more important than people?
For killing a Native leader born in the teritory of Alaska, you get six to 12 months. For killing a bald eagle, they throw the key away. Where are we heading?

A day in traffic court
Letter by Alan R. Munro

Word of mouth

Misleading headline
Letter by Gregg Erickson

HS athlete defends coach
Letter by Hilary Rehfeld

Who wants to be a monopoly?
The following editorial appeared in today's edition of the Chicago Tribune:

Are eagles more important than people?
For killing a Native leader born in the teritory of Alaska, you get six to 12 months. For killing a bald eagle, they throw the key away. Where are we heading?

Joe Carollo: Still the king of crazies
Welcome back, Crazy Joe!

12 years later, same old uniforms
Letter by Debrah Clements

Missing cat
Letter by Victoria Scharen

Sports calendar

Baseball opener finally here
For the last couple of weeks the Juneau-Douglas High School baseball players could only bide their time, chomping at the bit while their friends on the school's soccer, softball and track teams opened their seasons.

Sports calendar

Juneau softball team splits in Anchorage
A hitting problem didn't affect Juneau too much in its 5-4 extra-inning defeat of the Dimond Lynx Wednesday in Anchorage, but it did in the next game, as the Crimson Bears fell to East 5-4 on the first of a three-day, six-game, road trip against Anchorage-area schools.

Bear soccer teams go north to play
Before the 2000 soccer schedule began, Juneau-Douglas High School boys coach Gary Lehnhart broke things down into three sections.

King salmon arriving slow, but they're here
The spring king salmon season started out slow this year, in part due to recent stormy weather.

Bears rally comes up short
The Juneau-Douglas High School baseball team had its chances to win Wednesday's season-opening game against the Ketchikan Kings at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

Bears rally comes up short
The Juneau-Douglas High School baseball team had its chances to win Wednesday's season-opening game against the Ketchikan Kings at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

Bear soccer teams go north to play
Before the 2000 soccer schedule began, Juneau-Douglas High School boys coach Gary Lehnhart broke things down into three sections.

Juneau girls got need for speed
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls track team has long dominated distance events in Southeast, having won numerous individual titles in the 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs the past few years.

Sports calendar

Sports calendar

Baseball opener finally here
For the last couple of weeks the Juneau-Douglas High School baseball players could only bide their time, chomping at the bit while their friends on the school's soccer, softball and track teams opened their seasons.

Juneau softball team splits in Anchorage
A hitting problem didn't affect Juneau too much in its 5-4 extra-inning defeat of the Dimond Lynx Wednesday in Anchorage, but it did in the next game, as the Crimson Bears fell to East 5-4 on the first of a three-day, six-game, road trip against Anchorage-area schools.

King salmon arriving slow, but they're here
The spring king salmon season started out slow this year, in part due to recent stormy weather.

Juneau girls got need for speed
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls track team has long dominated distance events in Southeast, having won numerous individual titles in the 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs the past few years.

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