Monday, May 8, 2000

Greenspan, three former presidents back China trade bill
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a united stand, three former presidents today joined President Clinton in giving Congress a strong push to grant China permanent trade benefits.

Greenspan, three former presidents back China trade bill
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a united stand, three former presidents today joined President Clinton in giving Congress a strong push to grant China permanent trade benefits.

Around town

Around town

Around town

Around town

Window on Juneau
Pat Costello's passion for Southeast Alaska is contagious - and with his Web site he's infecting people all over the world.

Window on Juneau
Pat Costello's passion for Southeast Alaska is contagious - and with his Web site he's infecting people all over the world.

Inside out

Inside out

Adak city decision deferred
ANCHORAGE - The state Local Boundary Commission has delayed its decision on whether to grant city status to Adak until late this summer.

Capturing Mount Everest cleanup on film
As a boy in Juneau, Bill Marchese never dreamed his hikes on the Mendenhall Glacier would be training for one of the most unusual expeditions ever to climb Mount Everest.

Troopers recover remains
Alaska State Troopers recovered a body Sunday from woods near Whitestone Harbor, not far from where a Juneau hunter was reported missing in December.

Contracts get funded
There won't be a state employees' strike this summer.

Tongass appeals criticized
FAIRBANKS -- A new report requested by Alaska Sen. Frank Murkowski calls into question the way a federal official handled appeals of the agency's Tongass Land Management Plan.

Better gardening through soap, gum
Reaching for solutions to common garden problems, master gardener Ed Hume turned to the pantry, the medicine chest and the laundry rather than the garage.

Bill would boost federal spending in Alaska
WASHINGTON - Alaska U.S. Rep. Don Young has sponsored a conservation bill that, if passed by Congress this week, would increase federal spending in the state by about $165 million a year.

Tim Kelly retiring from Legislature
Sen. Tim Kelly is retiring from the Legislature after 22 years.

Cops celebrate new quarters
Except for the evidence room, all the nooks and crannies of the new Alaway Avenue police station will be open to public view during a gala dedication Friday.

New oil spill barges make splashy debut in Juneau
A day before the first major cruise ship of the season arrived in Juneau, two new barges for oil spill recovery were deployed - an event that accomplished the unlikely feat of uniting cruise ship officials, state and federal regulators, city leaders and tourism industry critics.

How to pay local share?
Juneau officials are grateful to get some state money for school repairs, but they have some questions about the funding bill.

Many paths from UAS
The path to the University of Alaska Southeast was the Internet for one Miami woman, plane rides from Hoonah for another student, an Army helicopter for a third student, and for a fourth, a Navy ship that barely budged.

Bill would boost federal spending in Alaska
WASHINGTON - Alaska U.S. Rep. Don Young has sponsored a conservation bill that, if passed by Congress this week, would increase federal spending in the state by about $165 million a year.

Police and fire blotter

State and local briefly

Troopers recover remains
Alaska State Troopers recovered a body Sunday from woods near Whitestone Harbor, not far from where a Juneau hunter was reported missing in December.

Police and fire blotter

State and local briefly

State and local briefly

Cops celebrate new quarters
Except for the evidence room, all the nooks and crannies of the new Alaway Avenue police station will be open to public view during a gala dedication Friday.

Downed plane gains new life as monument
Even though she's going to need a lot of work and may never fly again, local aviation enthusiasts can't wait until Dixie, a ditched Douglas DC-3, hops a barge from Petersburg and heads north to Juneau.

Downed plane gains new life as monument
Even though she's going to need a lot of work and may never fly again, local aviation enthusiasts can't wait until Dixie, a ditched Douglas DC-3, hops a barge from Petersburg and heads north to Juneau.

Peace on earth and pizza too
UNALAKLEET -- Peace on Earth can be found in a small, rough-hewn plywood building about 100 yards from the chilly waters of Norton Sound.

Capturing Mount Everest cleanup on film
As a boy in Juneau, Bill Marchese never dreamed his hikes on the Mendenhall Glacier would be training for one of the most unusual expeditions ever to climb Mount Everest.

Skagway, tour operators, battle over bus
Skagway's new city bus solved one problem and created another.

Peace on earth and pizza too
UNALAKLEET -- Peace on Earth can be found in a small, rough-hewn plywood building about 100 yards from the chilly waters of Norton Sound.

No garbage found in wolf's stomach
YAKUTAT - A necropsy on a wolf that attacked a boy at a logging camp near Yakutat provides no evidence the animal was eating human food.

Tim Kelly retiring from Legislature
Sen. Tim Kelly is retiring from the Legislature after 22 years.

Contracts get funded
There won't be a state employees' strike this summer.

Police and fire blotter

Many paths from UAS
The path to the University of Alaska Southeast was the Internet for one Miami woman, plane rides from Hoonah for another student, an Army helicopter for a third student, and for a fourth, a Navy ship that barely budged.

State and local briefly

New oil spill barges make splashy debut in Juneau
A day before the first major cruise ship of the season arrived in Juneau, two new barges for oil spill recovery were deployed - an event that accomplished the unlikely feat of uniting cruise ship officials, state and federal regulators, city leaders and tourism industry critics.

Better gardening through soap, gum
Reaching for solutions to common garden problems, master gardener Ed Hume turned to the pantry, the medicine chest and the laundry rather than the garage.

Police and fire blotter

Tongass appeals criticized
FAIRBANKS -- A new report requested by Alaska Sen. Frank Murkowski calls into question the way a federal official handled appeals of the agency's Tongass Land Management Plan.

No garbage found in wolf's stomach
YAKUTAT - A necropsy on a wolf that attacked a boy at a logging camp near Yakutat provides no evidence the animal was eating human food.

How to pay local share?
Juneau officials are grateful to get some state money for school repairs, but they have some questions about the funding bill.

Skagway, tour operators, battle over bus
Skagway's new city bus solved one problem and created another.

Adak city decision deferred
ANCHORAGE - The state Local Boundary Commission has delayed its decision on whether to grant city status to Adak until late this summer.

Downtown parking is for the birds
Letter by Andrew Soristo

Hazing program near Juneau airport needs fixing
As a 45-year resident of Juneau and a daily user of the very popular airport wetlands trail, I am appalled at the sudden excessive use of sound cannons to disperse the waterfowl and other birds indigenous to this wildlife refuge area. Airport safety is important, but so is our wildlife.

Sadly, dad's main role is doodie duty
When people ask me, ``Dave, what's it like to have a newborn baby in the household?'', I immediately answer: (nothing).

Word of mouth

Word of mouth

Flightseeing editorial was divisive
Peace and Quiet Coalition

Compromise, not antagonism, needed
Letter by Kathleen (KJ) Bailey

Child restraints can save lives
Letter by Colleen McNulty

Education needs are the same for students
Letter by John Kern

Wolf attack raises predator questions
The following editorial appeared in the May 2 edition of the Voice of The (Anchorage) Times:

Is Juneau a local town or foreign-owned?
Letter by Robert K. Reges Jr.

Word of mouth

Child restraints can save lives
Letter by Colleen McNulty

Compromise, not antagonism, needed
Letter by Kathleen (KJ) Bailey

Word of mouth

Initiative `ludicrous'
Letter by Jack Cadigan

Initiative `ludicrous'
Letter by Jack Cadigan

Sadly, dad's main role is doodie duty
When people ask me, ``Dave, what's it like to have a newborn baby in the household?'', I immediately answer: (nothing).

Our new Web site: juneaualaska.com
Today is a momentous day for the Juneau Empire and our community as we officially launch our revamp

Our new Web site: juneaualaska.com
Today is a momentous day for the Juneau Empire and our community as we officially launch our revamp

Flightseeing editorial was divisive
Peace and Quiet Coalition

Education needs are the same for students
Letter by John Kern

Play review: `Wild Nights with Emily'
The play is trapped, uncomfortably, between historic revisionism and histrionics, between essay and farce.

What are we teaching our children?
Letter by Sharon Lawrence

Downtown parking is for the birds
Letter by Andrew Soristo

Hazing program near Juneau airport needs fixing
As a 45-year resident of Juneau and a daily user of the very popular airport wetlands trail, I am appalled at the sudden excessive use of sound cannons to disperse the waterfowl and other birds indigenous to this wildlife refuge area. Airport safety is important, but so is our wildlife.

Wolf attack raises predator questions
The following editorial appeared in the May 2 edition of the Voice of The (Anchorage) Times:

Play review: `Wild Nights with Emily'
The play is trapped, uncomfortably, between historic revisionism and histrionics, between essay and farce.

Is Juneau a local town or foreign-owned?
Letter by Robert K. Reges Jr.

What are we teaching our children?
Letter by Sharon Lawrence

Juneau girls soccer team scoreless in Anchorage
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls soccer team played better Saturday morning, but a 1-0 loss to the Dimond Lynx meant the Crimson Bears finished their recent three-game road trip to Anchorage without scoring a goal.

Silver Fox sets pace in May Day Mud Run
Hiram Henry is the first to admit he didn't control the pace in the 20th Annual May Day Mud (and Mountain) Run on Saturday.

JD boys, girls claim invite
On a day of standout multiple-event winners, four athletes stood the tallest.

Juneau softball trip ends with sweep
A mixed varsity-junior varsity Juneau-Douglas softball team completed a trip to Anchorage Saturday by trouncing Palmer 12-5 and Wasilla 16-0.

JD boys, girls claim invite
On a day of standout multiple-event winners, four athletes stood the tallest.

Juneau girls soccer team scoreless in Anchorage
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls soccer team played better Saturday morning, but a 1-0 loss to the Dimond Lynx meant the Crimson Bears finished their recent three-game road trip to Anchorage without scoring a goal.

Marathon trial a shaky test for U.S. men
PITTSBURGH -- America's lack of proficiency in the marathon could be embarrassingly obvious here Sunday morning, for the second time in 10 weeks.

Alaskan denied in Olympic marathon bid
PITTSBURGH -- American marathoning, which has been floundering for years, has hit rock bottom.

Juneau caps week with win over Sitka
Juneau-Douglas High School baseball player John Blasco was ready when teammate Brett Fairchild struck out Sitka's Cory Gould to end Juneau's 11-7 victory in the second game of a double-header Saturday night at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

Local sports scores

Marathon trial a shaky test for U.S. men
PITTSBURGH -- America's lack of proficiency in the marathon could be embarrassingly obvious here Sunday morning, for the second time in 10 weeks.

Juneau softball trip ends with sweep
A mixed varsity-junior varsity Juneau-Douglas softball team completed a trip to Anchorage Saturday by trouncing Palmer 12-5 and Wasilla 16-0.

Juneau caps week with win over Sitka
Juneau-Douglas High School baseball player John Blasco was ready when teammate Brett Fairchild struck out Sitka's Cory Gould to end Juneau's 11-7 victory in the second game of a double-header Saturday night at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

Alaskan denied in Olympic marathon bid
PITTSBURGH -- American marathoning, which has been floundering for years, has hit rock bottom.

Local sports scores

Silver Fox sets pace in May Day Mud Run
Hiram Henry is the first to admit he didn't control the pace in the 20th Annual May Day Mud (and Mountain) Run on Saturday.

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