Friday, May 5, 2000

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.

Reform Party chairman Choate quits
WASHINGTON (AP) - Reform Party Chairman Pat Choate resigned Friday and turned control over to his vice chairman, citing an illness in his family.

Reform Party chairman Choate quits
WASHINGTON (AP) - Reform Party Chairman Pat Choate resigned Friday and turned control over to his vice chairman, citing an illness in his family.

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.

Floyd Dryden honor roll
The following is the honor roll for Floyd Dryden Middle School for the third academic quarter:

Neighbors briefly

Weddings
Peggy Burt and Samuel Edwards, Elizabeth Campbell and Nathaniel Seitz

FYI

FYI

Counting up all of the blessings of life
Forty things to be grateful for:

School calendar

Floyd Dryden honor roll
The following is the honor roll for Floyd Dryden Middle School for the third academic quarter:

Neighbors briefly

Obituaries
Linda E. Karlson

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

School calendar

Counting up all of the blessings of life
Forty things to be grateful for:

A look at Alaska's coastal rain forest
Spring is when we appreciate our coastal rain forest the most.

Obituaries
Linda E. Karlson

Weddings
Peggy Burt and Samuel Edwards, Elizabeth Campbell and Nathaniel Seitz

A look at Alaska's coastal rain forest
Spring is when we appreciate our coastal rain forest the most.

Best bets
Juneau is comedy central this weekend.

Hillary wants your Social Security card
It's not often patrons of the Grisly Saloon arrive bearing bouquets of fresh daffodils, so it was no surprise I received some curious glances as I stumped my way into the place, cane in one hand, two dozen bright yellow flowers in the other.

Around town

Around town

Hillary wants your Social Security card
It's not often patrons of the Grisly Saloon arrive bearing bouquets of fresh daffodils, so it was no surprise I received some curious glances as I stumped my way into the place, cane in one hand, two dozen bright yellow flowers in the other.

Around town

Around town

Best bets
Juneau is comedy central this weekend.

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

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

Entertainment briefly

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Entertainment briefly

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.

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.

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.

State projects 8,500 new jobs in next two years
ANCHORAGE - About 8,500 new jobs will be created in Alaska over the next two years, more than three-quarters of them in Anchorage and Fairbanks, according to a forecast by the state Department of Labor.

Police and fire blotter

Missing Ice Classic tickets finally arrive
FAIRBANKS - Two ticket collection cans for the Nenana Ice Classic were delayed in their delivery to the Interior town until after the ice went out. But classic managers were relieved to find that none of the guesses in the cans, received Tuesday, matched the winning time.

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

State: Raises keep workers
In the first day of a special legislative session, lawmakers grilled state officials about the labor contracts they negotiated and their plans for a strike if one is called.

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.

Van, cab drivers reach long-awaited truce
Not so long ago, courtesy-van operators and cab drivers were at one another's throats over who got to do what. But, after sitting down together and talking their problems through, they've come to an informal, friendly agreement.

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

Kenai status changed to 'rural' for subsistance
Alaska's Kenai Peninsula is once again officially rural.

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.

State projects 8,500 new jobs in next two years
ANCHORAGE - About 8,500 new jobs will be created in Alaska over the next two years, more than three-quarters of them in Anchorage and Fairbanks, according to a forecast by the state Department of Labor.

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.

Missing Ice Classic tickets finally arrive
FAIRBANKS - Two ticket collection cans for the Nenana Ice Classic were delayed in their delivery to the Interior town until after the ice went out. But classic managers were relieved to find that none of the guesses in the cans, received Tuesday, matched the winning time.

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.

Test may diversify gifted student program
When Katie Bausler's son was identified as gifted in kindergarten, she questioned whether the label was that important.

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.

Study: Tongass road culverts hurt fish runs
A local environmental group says a recent report shows that culvert crossings of streams in the Tongass National Forest are inadequate to ensure passage of juvenile salmon and trout.

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.

Family wins life in America in lottery
Tanya Stepanova never won anything in her life until last year -- when she hit the jackpot.

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

State and local briefly

State and local briefly

State and local briefly

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.

Police and fire blotter

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.

Study: Tongass road culverts hurt fish runs
A local environmental group says a recent report shows that culvert crossings of streams in the Tongass National Forest are inadequate to ensure passage of juvenile salmon and trout.

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.

Family wins life in America in lottery
Tanya Stepanova never won anything in her life until last year -- when she hit the jackpot.

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

State and local briefly

Kenai status changed to 'rural' for subsistance
Alaska's Kenai Peninsula is once again officially rural.

Police and fire blotter

Test may diversify gifted student program
When Katie Bausler's son was identified as gifted in kindergarten, she questioned whether the label was that important.

State: Raises keep workers
In the first day of a special legislative session, lawmakers grilled state officials about the labor contracts they negotiated and their plans for a strike if one is called.

Van, cab drivers reach long-awaited truce
Not so long ago, courtesy-van operators and cab drivers were at one another's throats over who got to do what. But, after sitting down together and talking their problems through, they've come to an informal, friendly agreement.

Police and fire blotter

A day in traffic court
Letter by Alan R. Munro

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

We can vote you in, and vote you out too
Letter by Bill Burk

May is mental health month
Letter by Kathy Craft

12 years later, same old uniforms
Letter by Debrah Clements

Primary responsibility
Republicans have taken a critical step toward bringing some order and common sense to the crazy-quilt presidential primary system that gave us both major party candidates in just six weeks this past winter.

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

Word of mouth

Misleading headline
Letter by Gregg Erickson

Word of mouth

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

Primary responsibility
Republicans have taken a critical step toward bringing some order and common sense to the crazy-quilt presidential primary system that gave us both major party candidates in just six weeks this past winter.

Word of mouth

May is mental health month
Letter by Kathy Craft

Misleading headline
Letter by Gregg Erickson

We can vote you in, and vote you out too
Letter by Bill Burk

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

Word of mouth

A day in traffic court
Letter by Alan R. Munro

12 years later, same old uniforms
Letter by Debrah Clements

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.

Cycling season starts tonight
The Juneau Freewheelers will open the local cycling season tonight with the 10-mile False Outer Point Time Trial.

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.

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.

Mud Run to christen new course
Runners competing in the 20th edition of the May Day Mud (and Mountain) Run will be treated to a new course this year, one that features two crossings of the Gastineau Channel instead of the usual one.

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.

Petersburg's Gibb enjoys southern exposure
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. -- Derek Gibb tells some doozies. Some real whoppers.

Petersburg's Gibb enjoys southern exposure
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. -- Derek Gibb tells some doozies. Some real whoppers.

Cycling season starts tonight
The Juneau Freewheelers will open the local cycling season tonight with the 10-mile False Outer Point Time Trial.

Sitka baseball splits with Ketchikan
Dylan Mahoskey's two-run single started a two-out, six-run rally in the second inning Thursday as the Sitka Wolves edged the Ketchikan Kings 7-5 to gain a split of their baseball double-header at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

Sitka baseball splits with Ketchikan
Dylan Mahoskey's two-run single started a two-out, six-run rally in the second inning Thursday as the Sitka Wolves edged the Ketchikan Kings 7-5 to gain a split of their baseball double-header at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

Sports calendar

Sports in Juneau

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 falls to Service
The result was different this time when the Juneau-Douglas High School softball team played the Service Cougars, but the Crimson Bears weren't sweating Thursday's 4-3 loss at Anchorage's Cartee Fields too much.

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.

Boys soccer ties Chugiak, girls fall
Justin Dorn scored two goals to lead the Juneau-Douglas boys soccer team to a comeback tie over the Chugiak Mustangs in Anchorage Thursday.

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.

Mud Run to christen new course
Runners competing in the 20th edition of the May Day Mud (and Mountain) Run will be treated to a new course this year, one that features two crossings of the Gastineau Channel instead of the usual one.

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.

Sports in Juneau

Juneau falls to Service
The result was different this time when the Juneau-Douglas High School softball team played the Service Cougars, but the Crimson Bears weren't sweating Thursday's 4-3 loss at Anchorage's Cartee Fields too much.

Boys soccer ties Chugiak, girls fall
Justin Dorn scored two goals to lead the Juneau-Douglas boys soccer team to a comeback tie over the Chugiak Mustangs in Anchorage Thursday.

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