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Friday, May 12, 2000

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.

Researchers discover radioactive files in their midst
Researchers from the National Archives, reclassifying millions of records holding some of the nation's most closely guarded nuclear secrets, have made a startling discovery - some of the documents are themselves radioactive.

Researchers discover radioactive files in their midst
Researchers from the National Archives, reclassifying millions of records holding some of the nation's most closely guarded nuclear secrets, have made a startling discovery - some of the documents are themselves radioactive.

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.

Having a purpose in life and death
Most people have had the experience of being in a pitch-dark environment, one in which it is difficult to see in front of our faces. It is at such times that we appreciate the significance of light. I was impressed during a power outage in the last year just how dark it could be. Looking out the window, there was not a light to be seen, save the cars that were driving around.

Community briefly

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Around town

School calendar

Having a purpose in life and death
Most people have had the experience of being in a pitch-dark environment, one in which it is difficult to see in front of our faces. It is at such times that we appreciate the significance of light. I was impressed during a power outage in the last year just how dark it could be. Looking out the window, there was not a light to be seen, save the cars that were driving around.

Community briefly

School calendar

Best bets
You can get your kids hypnotized this weekend, tour museums for free, check out half a dozen concerts and plays, and meet an award-winning author.

Weddings
Nada Janackovic and Eric Acevedo, Cynthia Gould-Hunt and Thomas Krehbiel

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

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

Obituaries
Norman Keith Franzen, Helen Bertoni

Obituaries
Norman Keith Franzen, Helen Bertoni

Around town

Weddings
Nada Janackovic and Eric Acevedo, Cynthia Gould-Hunt and Thomas Krehbiel

Best bets
You can get your kids hypnotized this weekend, tour museums for free, check out half a dozen concerts and plays, and meet an award-winning author.

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.

Entertainment calendar

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.

Briefly

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.

Briefly

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.

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.

Entertainment calendar

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.

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

Taplin gets prison time
Joel Taplin, the driver accused of recklessly causing the death of a local man last summer, was sentenced to prison Thursday afternoon in Juneau Superior Court.

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

City plans how to use head tax
A proposed formula for gauging what each cruise ship tourist costs the city in services would allow about 25 percent of a new passenger fee to go to the city's general fund.

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.

Alaska 4th in toxic discharges
A new federal report on toxic chemical releases prominently lists the Greens Creek mine on Admiralty Island, but no specific environmental problems are being cited yet.

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

Anglers may face more limits on chinook fishery
The state may make it even harder for sport fishermen to catch kings this summer.

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.

Family lost most of its belongings in fire
A family of four has no place to live today after their rented house on Village Street burned Thursday morning.

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

Correction

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

Juneau man named top guide
Ken Leghorn may be one of America's best guides, but he's too busy running Alaska Discovery Tours and being a father to his 3-year-old daughter to lead more than one trip a year.

Police and fire blotter
Juneau police, fire officials, hospital officials and state troopers reported:

Police and fire blotter
Juneau police, fire officials, hospital officials and state troopers reported:

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.

Manhunt from air, land
Police armed with shotguns enlisted a Coast Guard helicopter in the search for an alleged assailant Thursday on Douglas Island. The man was later found on Douglas Highway and arrested.

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

Alaska 4th in toxic discharges
A new federal report on toxic chemical releases prominently lists the Greens Creek mine on Admiralty Island, but no specific environmental problems are being cited yet.

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.

City plans how to use head tax
A proposed formula for gauging what each cruise ship tourist costs the city in services would allow about 25 percent of a new passenger fee to go to the city's general fund.

Police and fire blotter

Taplin gets prison time
Joel Taplin, the driver accused of recklessly causing the death of a local man last summer, was sentenced to prison Thursday afternoon in Juneau Superior Court.

Local moms lobby for more gun control
Some local moms will convene on Mother's Day to protest the death of children from gunshot wounds.

Local moms lobby for more gun control
Some local moms will convene on Mother's Day to protest the death of children from gunshot wounds.

State and local briefly

Anglers may face more limits on chinook fishery
The state may make it even harder for sport fishermen to catch kings this summer.

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

Family lost most of its belongings in fire
A family of four has no place to live today after their rented house on Village Street burned Thursday morning.

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.

Correction

Manhunt from air, land
Police armed with shotguns enlisted a Coast Guard helicopter in the search for an alleged assailant Thursday on Douglas Island. The man was later found on Douglas Highway and arrested.

Juneau man named top guide
Ken Leghorn may be one of America's best guides, but he's too busy running Alaska Discovery Tours and being a father to his 3-year-old daughter to lead more than one trip a year.

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.

Police and fire blotter

Democratic process is not ludicrous
Letter by Everett Hinkley

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.

Word of mouth

Doesn't like downtown changes
Letter by Paul Helmar

D.C. protests raised questions
Letter by Megan Wright

Congress dodges world poverty aid
Last year the world's rich countries promised to do something about the debt burden that entrenches poverty in large parts of the world. Developing countries were asked to present ideas on how they would use the resources freed by debt relief to reduce poverty; creditors said they would find the money to make debt write-offs possible.

Word of mouth

Symphony remembers Cliff Berge's leadership
Letter by Susan Burke

Democratic process is not ludicrous
Letter by Everett Hinkley

The economics behind flightseeing
I can't imagine that there are many economists who would oppose regulating flightseeing operations in Juneau. Aircraft noise imposes costs on people because it reduces the enjoyment of outdoor activities. Economists call this kind of noise an ``external cost'' or ``externality'' because it is outside the market transaction.

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.

Word of mouth

Word of mouth

Doesn't like downtown changes
Letter by Paul Helmar

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.

Congress dodges world poverty aid
Last year the world's rich countries promised to do something about the debt burden that entrenches poverty in large parts of the world. Developing countries were asked to present ideas on how they would use the resources freed by debt relief to reduce poverty; creditors said they would find the money to make debt write-offs possible.

Symphony remembers Cliff Berge's leadership
Letter by Susan Burke

D.C. protests raised questions
Letter by Megan Wright

The economics behind flightseeing
I can't imagine that there are many economists who would oppose regulating flightseeing operations in Juneau. Aircraft noise imposes costs on people because it reduces the enjoyment of outdoor activities. Economists call this kind of noise an ``external cost'' or ``externality'' because it is outside the market transaction.

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.

Colony boys, girls sweep Juneau
The Juneau-Douglas boys soccer team was felled by a couple of Chud missiles Thursday as the Crimson Bears dropped a 3-1 decision to the Colony Knights in Palmer.

Sports calendar

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.

Sports in Juneau

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

JD softball wraps up regular season
The high school softball season is a lot like an Alaskan summer -- brief and bright.

Sports calendar

Colony boys, girls sweep Juneau
The Juneau-Douglas boys soccer team was felled by a couple of Chud missiles Thursday as the Crimson Bears dropped a 3-1 decision to the Colony Knights in Palmer.

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

Track squad plans fun in Haines
Juneau-Douglas High School track coach Tracy Rivera decided to have a little fun with at this weekend's meet in Haines.

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.

Sports in Juneau

Track squad plans fun in Haines
Juneau-Douglas High School track coach Tracy Rivera decided to have a little fun with at this weekend's meet in Haines.

JD softball wraps up regular season
The high school softball season is a lot like an Alaskan summer -- brief and bright.

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