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Thursday, May 11, 2000

Congress wrong to cut off Kosovo, administration says
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress is sending the wrong message to Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic by moving to cut off funds for U.S. peacekeeping operations in Kosovo, the Clinton administration said Wednesday.

FBI: Foreign agents have unescorted access to State Department
WASHINGTON (AP) - A number of foreign intelligence agents working under media cover have unescorted access to the State Department, an FBI official testified today. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright pledged a full investigation once she received the details.

FBI: Foreign agents have unescorted access to State Department
WASHINGTON (AP) - A number of foreign intelligence agents working under media cover have unescorted access to the State Department, an FBI official testified today. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright pledged a full investigation once she received the details.

Congress wrong to cut off Kosovo, administration says
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress is sending the wrong message to Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic by moving to cut off funds for U.S. peacekeeping operations in Kosovo, the Clinton administration said Wednesday.

Thank you . . .

Growing a business in a small town
This week of sunny weather has had people pouring into the nursery, families strolling about, talking about various trees and shrubs. Parents and grandparents introduce favorite plants to the next generation of gardeners, kids dig in piles of sand and run along the river shouting and jumping through sprinklers.

Pet of the week
McKinley is a yellow lab/retriever mix neutered male who is about 2 years old. He is described as playful, active, friendly and a quick learner

Obituaries
Robert Jeff Williams

Community briefly

Pet of the week
McKinley is a yellow lab/retriever mix neutered male who is about 2 years old. He is described as playful, active, friendly and a quick learner

Thank you . . .

Growing a business in a small town
This week of sunny weather has had people pouring into the nursery, families strolling about, talking about various trees and shrubs. Parents and grandparents introduce favorite plants to the next generation of gardeners, kids dig in piles of sand and run along the river shouting and jumping through sprinklers.

Obituaries
Robert Jeff Williams

Pain management: A caregiver's perspective
Few things are more difficult than caring for someone in significant pain. This is especially true when terminal illness causes greater and greater pain. Increased medication dosages often fail to provide the coverage needed; or, are effective for shorter and shorter periods of time.

Obituaries
Sophie Francis Marvin, Robert Jeff Williams, Junia Marie Butler

Anniversaries
Marion and Howard Rider

Around town

Obituaries
Sophie Francis Marvin, Robert Jeff Williams, Junia Marie Butler

Anniversaries
Marion and Howard Rider

Community briefly

Around town

Pain management: A caregiver's perspective
Few things are more difficult than caring for someone in significant pain. This is especially true when terminal illness causes greater and greater pain. Increased medication dosages often fail to provide the coverage needed; or, are effective for shorter and shorter periods of time.

Kate Boesser: Taking knife to stone and wood
Kate Boesser: Taking knife to stone and wood

Gold, ice and a pirate hunt
Fact and whimsy meet this weekend as five cultural institutions pool their resources to celebrate International Museum Day.

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Kate Boesser: Taking knife to stone and wood
Kate Boesser: Taking knife to stone and wood

Gold, ice and a pirate hunt
Fact and whimsy meet this weekend as five cultural institutions pool their resources to celebrate International Museum Day.

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A road to Juneau: Highway 101
Highway 101 with opening act Bobby Bare, 7:30 p.m. Monday at Centennial Hall. Tickets are $27.50.

Youths gather for choir concert
More than 50 young singers will join voices Saturday for a spring concert by the Alaska Youth Choir. The performance will include classical pieces, ethnic music and American folk songs.

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A road to Juneau: Highway 101
Highway 101 with opening act Bobby Bare, 7:30 p.m. Monday at Centennial Hall. Tickets are $27.50.

Youths gather for choir concert
More than 50 young singers will join voices Saturday for a spring concert by the Alaska Youth Choir. The performance will include classical pieces, ethnic music and American folk songs.

Knowles downplays differences with legislative leaders
Gov. Tony Knowles had little ill to say about this year's legislative session.

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Are standards strangling school gifted program
The Juneau School District's program for gifted students is withering because it's so hard for students to qualify, some parents and school board members say.

Juneau trails get facelift for summer
Juneau hikers this summer will enjoy trails with newly graveled beds and cleared of brush, and they won't have to tiptoe across a plank over Granite Creek.

Fiscal change urged for city
A city task force has come up with a range of suggestions on how the assembly ought to collect and spend money, and what it can do with its resources.

Doctor's advice: Learn to lead, rather than follow
Don't let your peers run your life.

Police and fire blotter

No one injured in Village St. blaze
Fire gutted a small home beside the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall this morning.

State aims to boost shots for children
FAIRBANKS -- Children in Alaska child-care centers and schools would be required to have as many as five more immunizations under regulations proposed by the state.

Grand jury seeks maintenance records
SEATTLE - Maintenance records of an Alaska Airlines plane that crashed off the Southern California coast have been subpoenaed for a federal grand jury investigation in San Francisco.

Cruise ships to face stricter air monitoring
A month of intensive air-quality monitoring is planned near the cruise ship dock this summer, under an arrangement forged by a group including a cruise industry representative and state and federal regulators.

State and local briefly

Hospital tax plan goes under city magnifying glass
Bartlett Regional Hospital needs $40 million for structural additions to the hospital, an expansion of services, and the relocation and consolidation of departments.

Governor signs bill to save lives at sea
A bill sponsored by Juneau Republican Rep. Bill Hudson floated the governor's boat.

Petition aims to up-end wolf law
Voters may be asked to repeal a law that allows hunters to fly into a remote area and shoot wolves the same day.

Police and fire blotter

Hospital tax plan goes under city magnifying glass
Bartlett Regional Hospital needs $40 million for structural additions to the hospital, an expansion of services, and the relocation and consolidation of departments.

Red Cross halts blood donations in Juneau
The American Red Cross will stop drawing blood from donors in Juneau because it can't retain nurses, officials said.

Knowles downplays differences with legislative leaders
Gov. Tony Knowles had little ill to say about this year's legislative session.

Juneau trails get facelift for summer
Juneau hikers this summer will enjoy trails with newly graveled beds and cleared of brush, and they won't have to tiptoe across a plank over Granite Creek.

Petition aims to up-end wolf law
Voters may be asked to repeal a law that allows hunters to fly into a remote area and shoot wolves the same day.

Fiscal change urged for city
A city task force has come up with a range of suggestions on how the assembly ought to collect and spend money, and what it can do with its resources.

State and local briefly

Doctor's advice: Learn to lead, rather than follow
Don't let your peers run your life.

Cruise ships to face stricter air monitoring
A month of intensive air-quality monitoring is planned near the cruise ship dock this summer, under an arrangement forged by a group including a cruise industry representative and state and federal regulators.

No one injured in Village St. blaze
Fire gutted a small home beside the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall this morning.

From country doctors to slew of specialists
Back in the 1960s, Juneau could count the number of physicians practicing in the capital city on two hands. And the two hands of every doctor in town were busy -- almost all the time.

Grand jury seeks maintenance records
SEATTLE - Maintenance records of an Alaska Airlines plane that crashed off the Southern California coast have been subpoenaed for a federal grand jury investigation in San Francisco.

Are standards strangling school gifted program
The Juneau School District's program for gifted students is withering because it's so hard for students to qualify, some parents and school board members say.

State and local briefly

State aims to boost shots for children
FAIRBANKS -- Children in Alaska child-care centers and schools would be required to have as many as five more immunizations under regulations proposed by the state.

Governor signs bill to save lives at sea
A bill sponsored by Juneau Republican Rep. Bill Hudson floated the governor's boat.

Red Cross halts blood donations in Juneau
The American Red Cross will stop drawing blood from donors in Juneau because it can't retain nurses, officials said.

From country doctors to slew of specialists
Back in the 1960s, Juneau could count the number of physicians practicing in the capital city on two hands. And the two hands of every doctor in town were busy -- almost all the time.

Police and fire blotter

State and local briefly

Oil not the answer to rising gas prices
Letter by Benjamin R. Matthews

Legislature in need of change
Erik Lie-Nielsen

The importance of teaching world history
The Juneau School Board has directed district staff to delete the study of world history from the required high school curriculum. At the present time, sophomores are taught one semester of western civilization. The second semester is devoted to a survey of world history.

Word of mouth

Word of mouth

Democratic process is not ludicrous
Letter by Everett Hinkley

D.C. protests raised questions
Letter by Megan Wright

Repair funds are badly needed
When your roof leaks, you get it fixed. But when your kid's school's roof leaks, sometimes someone just ends up putting out a bucket.

Oil not the answer to rising gas prices
Letter by Benjamin R. Matthews

Motherhood strengthened by friendship
The Mother's Day images arrive on schedule, rather like flowers forced - ready or not - to bloom on exactly the right Sunday in May.

State contracts were a good compromise
It took a special session, but lawmakers finally approved - and nearly unanimously -- new labor contracts with state employees. For that we say thanks.

D.C. protests raised questions
Letter by Megan Wright

The importance of teaching world history
The Juneau School Board has directed district staff to delete the study of world history from the required high school curriculum. At the present time, sophomores are taught one semester of western civilization. The second semester is devoted to a survey of world history.

Word of mouth

State contracts were a good compromise
It took a special session, but lawmakers finally approved - and nearly unanimously -- new labor contracts with state employees. For that we say thanks.

Democratic process is not ludicrous
Letter by Everett Hinkley

Word of mouth

Motherhood strengthened by friendship
The Mother's Day images arrive on schedule, rather like flowers forced - ready or not - to bloom on exactly the right Sunday in May.

Repair funds are badly needed
When your roof leaks, you get it fixed. But when your kid's school's roof leaks, sometimes someone just ends up putting out a bucket.

Legislature in need of change
Erik Lie-Nielsen

King fishing picks up
Both the weather and king salmon catch rates improved last week. Although the amount of overall fishing effort remains below average for this time of year. The catch rate of 28 rod hours per king salmon was better than the five year average of 47 hours per fish.

King fishing picks up
Both the weather and king salmon catch rates improved last week. Although the amount of overall fishing effort remains below average for this time of year. The catch rate of 28 rod hours per king salmon was better than the five year average of 47 hours per fish.

Juneau rowers make waves in college
When former Juneau-Douglas High School students Andy Dietrick and Rachael Kirchhoff arrived at college two years ago, neither of them had ever rowed before.

Soccer team aim to rebound
The Juneau-Douglas girls soccer team didn't have much to show for its road trip last weekend to Anchorage, just three losses and no goals scored.

Juneau rowers make waves in college
When former Juneau-Douglas High School students Andy Dietrick and Rachael Kirchhoff arrived at college two years ago, neither of them had ever rowed before.

Spring king salmon derby
Standings as 8:43 a.m. Thursday morning from the Fourth Annual Spring King Salmon Derby. The derby runs through May 31 and the top prize is worth $10,000 in cash and prizes. This

Spring King Salmon Derby
Standings as of 8:40 a.m. Wednesday morning from the Fourth Annual Spring King Salmon Derby. The derby runs through May 31 and the top prize is worth $10,000 in cash and prizes. This list includes the derby's leaders, the weight of their fish and what day the fish was caught.

Sports calendar

Sports in Juneau

Soccer team aim to rebound
The Juneau-Douglas girls soccer team didn't have much to show for its road trip last weekend to Anchorage, just three losses and no goals scored.

Spring King Salmon Derby
Standings as of 8:40 a.m. Wednesday morning from the Fourth Annual Spring King Salmon Derby. The derby runs through May 31 and the top prize is worth $10,000 in cash and prizes. This list includes the derby's leaders, the weight of their fish and what day the fish was caught.

Spring king salmon derby
Standings as 8:43 a.m. Thursday morning from the Fourth Annual Spring King Salmon Derby. The derby runs through May 31 and the top prize is worth $10,000 in cash and prizes. This

Sports calendar

Sports in Juneau

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