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Tuesday, May 9, 2000

Business profile
Butch Laughlin: Pilot, guide and co-owner of Alaska Fly`N'Fish Charters

Business profile
Butch Laughlin: Pilot, guide and co-owner of Alaska Fly`N'Fish Charters

Selling the capital city
People think it's glamorous to work in tourism, says John Mazor.

Around the clock
WoodenBoat magazine of Maine features three Southeast Alaska vessels in its issue for May and June.

On the move

Selling the capital city
People think it's glamorous to work in tourism, says John Mazor.

Industry group takes over tourism marketing
Small communities and struggling businesses could still get some state assistance with tourism marketing plans that target the independent travel sector, under legislation awaiting the signature of Gov. Tony Knowles.

Industry group takes over tourism marketing
Small communities and struggling businesses could still get some state assistance with tourism marketing plans that target the independent travel sector, under legislation awaiting the signature of Gov. Tony Knowles.

Around the clock
WoodenBoat magazine of Maine features three Southeast Alaska vessels in its issue for May and June.

Business calendar
This week in business

Briefly

Briefly

On the move

Business calendar
This week in business

Federal officials say Puerto Rico main Caribbean pipeline for drugs
WASHINGTON (AP) - Despite its status as U.S. soil, Puerto Rico is the main Caribbean pipeline for illegal drugs heading to the U.S. mainland, officials told a Senate panel Tuesday.

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.

Federal officials say Puerto Rico main Caribbean pipeline for drugs
WASHINGTON (AP) - Despite its status as U.S. soil, Puerto Rico is the main Caribbean pipeline for illegal drugs heading to the U.S. mainland, officials told a Senate panel Tuesday.

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.

Obituaries
Junia Marie Butler, George Jackson

Around town

Around town

Obituaries
Junia Marie Butler, George Jackson

Around town

Around town

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.

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.

State and local briefly

State and local briefly

State and local briefly

Fishing boat boarded in drift net investigation
JUNEAU -- A 200-foot vessel owned by a South Korean company was stopped and boarded Monday by the Coast Guard after 19 days of surveillance for possible illegal high seas drift net fishing.

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.

Hunter's ID found near remains
Remains found three miles from Whitestone Harbor near Hoonah have still not been conclusively identified.

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

Contracts bring relief, avert state worker strike
The mood is one of relief at the State Office Building, following the Legislature's approval last week of funding for state labor contracts.

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.

Egan Drive gets new blacktop
This summer, Egan Drive's going to get a makeover.

Police and fire blotter

Voters may decide on tour noise
The Peace and Quiet Coalition's initiative to lessen aircraft noise over Juneau will likely be the focus this summer of the battle between the flightseeing industry and its critics.

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

Tongass exempt from roadless plan
U.S. Forest Service Chief Mike Dombeck announced today that he proposes exempting the Tongass National Forest from a ban on road construction in currently roadless areas of federally managed forests.

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.

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

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.

Hunter's ID found near remains
Remains found three miles from Whitestone Harbor near Hoonah have still not been conclusively identified.

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.

Fishing boat boarded in drift net investigation
JUNEAU -- A 200-foot vessel owned by a South Korean company was stopped and boarded Monday by the Coast Guard after 19 days of surveillance for possible illegal high seas drift net fishing.

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.

Police and fire blotter

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.

State and local briefly

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.

Contracts bring relief, avert state worker strike
The mood is one of relief at the State Office Building, following the Legislature's approval last week of funding for state labor contracts.

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.

Egan Drive gets new blacktop
This summer, Egan Drive's going to get a makeover.

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.

Voters may decide on tour noise
The Peace and Quiet Coalition's initiative to lessen aircraft noise over Juneau will likely be the focus this summer of the battle between the flightseeing industry and its critics.

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.

Tongass exempt from roadless plan
U.S. Forest Service Chief Mike Dombeck announced today that he proposes exempting the Tongass National Forest from a ban on road construction in currently roadless areas of federally managed forests.

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.

Surfing sells in Yakutat
A surf shop in Alaska sounds about as unlikely as a ski supplier in Tahiti, but Jack and Laura Endicott say they saw a need and filled it.

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.

Minorities are worry in JDHS survey
Teachers and parents at Juneau-Douglas High School are fairly satisfi

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.

Surfing sells in Yakutat
A surf shop in Alaska sounds about as unlikely as a ski supplier in Tahiti, but Jack and Laura Endicott say they saw a need and filled it.

Minorities are worry in JDHS survey
Teachers and parents at Juneau-Douglas High School are fairly satisfi

Police and fire blotter

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

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

Flightseeing editorial was divisive
Peace and Quiet Coalition

Word of mouth

Flightseeing editorial was divisive
Peace and Quiet Coalition

Different uniforms, same game
Closets and drawers were turned inside out at the Arco tower in Anchorage last week. The object of the search: unclaimed baseball caps, T-shirts and any other promotional goods emblazoned with the oil company's familiar logo.

Word of mouth

I could not, would not like this book
Once upon a time, as they say in children's books, I was assigned to write a piece on the burgeoning popularity of Dr. Seuss. As a young reporter, I penned - or rather typed - words destined to live long after the newspaper had yellowed and crumbled into oblivion.

Child restraints can save lives
Letter by Colleen McNulty

Word of mouth

Celebrating the Wickersham tradition
On Sunday, May 14, as part of International Museum Day celebrations, the House of Wickersham on Seventh Street downtown will dedicate its open house to the memory of Ruth Allman. Nothing could be more fittin

Celebrating the Wickersham tradition
On Sunday, May 14, as part of International Museum Day celebrations, the House of Wickersham on Seventh Street downtown will dedicate its open house to the memory of Ruth Allman. Nothing could be more fittin

Child restraints can save lives
Letter by Colleen McNulty

Different uniforms, same game
Closets and drawers were turned inside out at the Arco tower in Anchorage last week. The object of the search: unclaimed baseball caps, T-shirts and any other promotional goods emblazoned with the oil company's familiar logo.

I could not, would not like this book
Once upon a time, as they say in children's books, I was assigned to write a piece on the burgeoning popularity of Dr. Seuss. As a young reporter, I penned - or rather typed - words destined to live long after the newspaper had yellowed and crumbled into oblivion.

Word of mouth

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

Local sports scores

Boozer to try out for national team
The national team came calling for Juneau's Carlos Boozer Jr. on Monday.

Boozer to try out for national team
The national team came calling for Juneau's Carlos Boozer Jr. on Monday.

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 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.

Local sports scores

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.

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

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.

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