Friday, May 19, 2000

Proper procedures not followed in New Mexico fire, officials say
Editor's Note: The breaking news item listed in today's Empire was in error. The report on Amazon.com stock was dated and should not have been listed. The following article is today's breaking news.

More undecideds support China trade bill
WASHINGTON (AP) - Supporters of a landmark China trade bill won a handful of converts in the House today and predicted a new Chinese-European trade pact would strengthen their hand.

More undecideds support China trade bill
WASHINGTON (AP) - Supporters of a landmark China trade bill won a handful of converts in the House today and predicted a new Chinese-European trade pact would strengthen their hand.

Proper procedures not followed in New Mexico fire, officials say
Editor's Note: The breaking news item listed in today's Empire was in error. The report on Amazon.com stock was dated and should not have been listed. The following article is today's breaking news.

FYI

School calendar

Honors and awards

Best bets
Juneau is in the midst of a month loaded with entertainment, and there are many fine choices for the coming week. This week there are two blues bands, two plays, an original dance performance production and a dozen classical concerts to enjoy.

FYI

Around town
Thursday, May 18

Community briefly

Honors and awards

Best bets
Juneau is in the midst of a month loaded with entertainment, and there are many fine choices for the coming week. This week there are two blues bands, two plays, an original dance performance production and a dozen classical concerts to enjoy.

Community briefly

Around town

Thank you . . .

Weddings
Rae Lynn Crago and Gary Lewis, Joseph Johnson Sr. and Judith Griffin

Around town
Thursday, May 18

Migratory birds are returning to Alaska
Springtime brings us many natural wonders to celebrate. One is the annual return of migratory birds to Alaska from a winter in the southern United States or Latin America.

Weddings
Rae Lynn Crago and Gary Lewis, Joseph Johnson Sr. and Judith Griffin

Migratory birds are returning to Alaska
Springtime brings us many natural wonders to celebrate. One is the annual return of migratory birds to Alaska from a winter in the southern United States or Latin America.

School calendar

Thank you . . .

Around town

Entertainment calendar
Movies

Dancing in the air
Since Becky Engstrom had knee surgery last year, the dancer and choreographer has taken to the air with her work.

French Horn player Russell Strandtmann
Russell Strandtmann plays French horn with the symphony and the Juneau Marching Band, alto horn with Dale Wygant's Polka Band and recorder with the Juneau Folk Ensemble.

Jamming on Pelican's Boardwalk
Pelican's going to be busy this weekend as music lovers converge on the fishing town for the Second Annual Pelican Boardwalk Boogie.

A fortnight of Juneau Jazz and Classics
Chicago bluesman Studebaker John Grimaldi made an impression on Greg Cohen that he's never forgotten.

French Horn player Russell Strandtmann
Russell Strandtmann plays French horn with the symphony and the Juneau Marching Band, alto horn with Dale Wygant's Polka Band and recorder with the Juneau Folk Ensemble.

Jamming on Pelican's Boardwalk
Pelican's going to be busy this weekend as music lovers converge on the fishing town for the Second Annual Pelican Boardwalk Boogie.

State and local briefly

Entertainment calendar
Movies

State and local briefly

George Carlin: Thinking funny
Good comedians make people laugh. Great comedians make people think.

Dancing in the air
Since Becky Engstrom had knee surgery last year, the dancer and choreographer has taken to the air with her work.

A fortnight of Juneau Jazz and Classics
Chicago bluesman Studebaker John Grimaldi made an impression on Greg Cohen that he's never forgotten.

George Carlin: Thinking funny
Good comedians make people laugh. Great comedians make people think.

State and local briefly

Klawock considers alternative high school diploma
Klawock School District officials are developing a new diploma program for students who fail the state's new graduation exam.

Man collects found cash
Aaron Dimond didn't win the lottery, but he did find buried treasure.

State objects to Dillingham dump bear tour
ANCHORAGE - Letting a guide charge people $20 to view bears at the Dillingham dump is a bad idea that ``sets a bad example for other Alaska communities,'' state officials say.

Nine injured, homes destroyed in Interior village
FAIRBANKS --Nine people were injured and three houses destroyed Thursday in the Interior village of Beaver when wind whipped a controlled burn into a runaway blaze.

Principal leaves JDHS for new job
Outgoing Juneau-Douglas High School Principal Sasha Soboleff says he embraces a new opportunity to work on programs important to Alaska Natives and other minorities.

Senator tries to close dumping loophole
JUNEAU --A loophole that allows ships to dump untreated sewage within the Inside Passage would be closed under legislation proposed Thursday by Sen. Frank Murkowski.

City aims to up fees subhead:Proposed service cuts won't happen
Juneau's bus riders will have to spring for an extra quarter per ride this coming fiscal year, permit seekers will pay more for city paperwork, and Parks and Recreation facility users face bigger fees. But city budget cuts will generally be invisible to the person on the street.

From flying jet fighters to runnin Juneau Airport
The moon as destination is what got Juneau's new airport manager into the aviation game.

Gulf over cruise ships
Conflicting expectations surfaced Wednesday about what can be accomplished this summer in assessing the environmental impact of cruise ships.

Natives: Climate change hurting wild food
ANCHORAGE --Dramatic climate changes are under way in Alaska that are making it harder for Natives to continue their subsistence lifestyles, a scientific gathering in Washington, D.C. was told this week.

Police and fire blotter

State and local briefly

Arctic sees effects of thinning ice cap, scientists say
ANCHORAGE - The polar ice cap has thinned by 40 percent in just three decades, according to recent research on arctic environmental changes.

Police and fire blotter

Contaminated soil may move to rifle range
The city has proposed a new use for the contaminated soil removed several years ago from the Riverbend Elementary School construction site.

Huna Totem stays on fiscal course
The management of Huna Totem, the Native corporation for the village of Hoonah, heads into Saturday's annual meeting with a stay-the-course strategy for its investment portfolio and real estate holdings, says president and CEO Peter Hocson.

State and local briefly

Alternative program sends students into community
Allen Anderson, a junior at Juneau-Douglas High School, found it hard to raise money for a fenced outdoor puppy pen at Gastineau Humane Society.

Arctic sees effects of thinning ice cap, scientists say
ANCHORAGE - The polar ice cap has thinned by 40 percent in just three decades, according to recent research on arctic environmental changes.

Man collects found cash
Aaron Dimond didn't win the lottery, but he did find buried treasure.

Principal leaves JDHS for new job
Outgoing Juneau-Douglas High School Principal Sasha Soboleff says he embraces a new opportunity to work on programs important to Alaska Natives and other minorities.

Huna Totem stays on fiscal course
The management of Huna Totem, the Native corporation for the village of Hoonah, heads into Saturday's annual meeting with a stay-the-course strategy for its investment portfolio and real estate holdings, says president and CEO Peter Hocson.

Contaminated soil may move to rifle range
The city has proposed a new use for the contaminated soil removed several years ago from the Riverbend Elementary School construction site.

Nine injured, homes destroyed in Interior village
FAIRBANKS --Nine people were injured and three houses destroyed Thursday in the Interior village of Beaver when wind whipped a controlled burn into a runaway blaze.

Police and fire blotter

Senator tries to close dumping loophole
JUNEAU --A loophole that allows ships to dump untreated sewage within the Inside Passage would be closed under legislation proposed Thursday by Sen. Frank Murkowski.

Cleaner wetlands expected after Bonnie Brae Sewer fix
In about a year and a half, the Bonnie Brae subdivision will get the treatment it deserves.

From flying jet fighters to runnin Juneau Airport
The moon as destination is what got Juneau's new airport manager into the aviation game.

City aims to up fees subhead:Proposed service cuts won't happen
Juneau's bus riders will have to spring for an extra quarter per ride this coming fiscal year, permit seekers will pay more for city paperwork, and Parks and Recreation facility users face bigger fees. But city budget cuts will generally be invisible to the person on the street.

Natives: Climate change hurting wild food
ANCHORAGE --Dramatic climate changes are under way in Alaska that are making it harder for Natives to continue their subsistence lifestyles, a scientific gathering in Washington, D.C. was told this week.

Klawock considers alternative high school diploma
Klawock School District officials are developing a new diploma program for students who fail the state's new graduation exam.

State and local briefly

Gulf over cruise ships
Conflicting expectations surfaced Wednesday about what can be accomplished this summer in assessing the environmental impact of cruise ships.

Police and fire blotter

Cleaner wetlands expected after Bonnie Brae Sewer fix
In about a year and a half, the Bonnie Brae subdivision will get the treatment it deserves.

State objects to Dillingham dump bear tour
ANCHORAGE - Letting a guide charge people $20 to view bears at the Dillingham dump is a bad idea that ``sets a bad example for other Alaska communities,'' state officials say.

Alternative program sends students into community
Allen Anderson, a junior at Juneau-Douglas High School, found it hard to raise money for a fenced outdoor puppy pen at Gastineau Humane Society.

Word of mouth

Friends of the Flag need friends
The new millennium signifies the 22nd consecutive year that the Friends of the Flags have been able to have the flags of the 50 states flying along Egan Drive downtown

Word of mouth

Middle school has problems
Letter by Michael D. Van Fleet Sr.

The Fed raises its voice

Flight tour companies seek solutions
For the past 18 years, as a manager, owner and operator of helicopter flightseeing tours, I have been privileged to share the place I love with visitors. Through their eyes, I am constantly made aware of what a wonderful place Juneau really is. I enjoy sharing the surrounding natural beauty with residents and visitors and I am working hard to preserve and protect our environment.

Landless issue needs more voices
I am a very concerned landless shareholder.

Another view of the abortion issue
Letter by Sidney D. Heidersdorf

Word of mouth

Level playing rules on and off the field
Whether we all agree or not, sports is about competition. Not everyone gets to play, not everyone even makes the team. But that's how this country has defined sports for decades - the best make the team and the very best play.

Landless issue needs more voices
I am a very concerned landless shareholder.

Word of mouth

Bush-McCain peace pact is falling apart

Middle school has problems
Letter by Michael D. Van Fleet Sr.

Friends of the Flag need friends
The new millennium signifies the 22nd consecutive year that the Friends of the Flags have been able to have the flags of the 50 states flying along Egan Drive downtown

Flight tour companies seek solutions
For the past 18 years, as a manager, owner and operator of helicopter flightseeing tours, I have been privileged to share the place I love with visitors. Through their eyes, I am constantly made aware of what a wonderful place Juneau really is. I enjoy sharing the surrounding natural beauty with residents and visitors and I am working hard to preserve and protect our environment.

Bush-McCain peace pact is falling apart

Another view of the abortion issue
Letter by Sidney D. Heidersdorf

Level playing rules on and off the field
Whether we all agree or not, sports is about competition. Not everyone gets to play, not everyone even makes the team. But that's how this country has defined sports for decades - the best make the team and the very best play.

The Fed raises its voice

Salmon derby standings

Bears in running for region
The Juneau-Douglas High School track and field team has dominated Region V over the years, but the times, they are a changing.

Salmon derby standings

Juneau lacking pitchers at state
ANCHORAGE -- Missing pitchers will make it difficult for the defending state champion Juneau-Douglas softball team to make a fourth straight appearance in the title game this weekend.

Swimming awards

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

Juneau lacking pitchers at state
ANCHORAGE -- Missing pitchers will make it difficult for the defending state champion Juneau-Douglas softball team to make a fourth straight appearance in the title game this weekend.

Juneau baseball team faces make-or-break weekend
The whole season could be at stake this weekend as the Juneau-Douglas High School baseball team heads to Sitka for five games starting a 3 p.m. this afternoon when Juneau plays Ketchikan.

Sports scores

Bears in running for region
The Juneau-Douglas High School track and field team has dominated Region V over the years, but the times, they are a changing.

Breadline, Outer Point still producing kings

Sports scores

Juneau baseball team faces make-or-break weekend
The whole season could be at stake this weekend as the Juneau-Douglas High School baseball team heads to Sitka for five games starting a 3 p.m. this afternoon when Juneau plays Ketchikan.

Swimming awards

Breadline, Outer Point still producing kings

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