Monday, May 22, 2000

Report: Mechanics pressured to return faulty jets to service
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Alaska Airlines mechanics said they were pressured to return jets to service in recent years despite inspections that found further repairs were necessary, the Los Angeles Times reported today.

Report: Mechanics pressured to return faulty jets to service
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Alaska Airlines mechanics said they were pressured to return jets to service in recent years despite inspections that found further repairs were necessary, the Los Angeles Times reported today.

Around town

Obituaries
Francis `Frank' Harrell, Mary Joanne Johnson

Obituaries
Thomas W. Van Brocklin, Mary J. Johnson

Around town

Obituaries
Francis `Frank' Harrell, Mary Joanne Johnson

Obituaries
Thomas W. Van Brocklin, Mary J. Johnson

Food source buried in the sand
Tourists seldom notice the most important animals in Glacier Bay.

Food source buried in the sand
Tourists seldom notice the most important animals in Glacier Bay.

Fingerprinting Glacier Bay
Gayle Neufeld's summer job is a walk on the beach.

Fingerprinting Glacier Bay
Gayle Neufeld's summer job is a walk on the beach.

Inside out

Inside out

Witter braces for opening of road
WHITTIER - For the 280 residents of this Prince William Sound port, tucked away at the end of a long bay and surrounded by mountains, isolation has been a blessing and a curse.

Climbers meet bear at high altitude
ANCHORAGE -- Imagine the surprise of a Welsh mountain-climbing team -- they were making their way up the snow-covered slopes of Mount McKinley last week when they ran into a bear at 8,000 feet.

Region pushes for salmon funds
WASHINGTON - Pacific Northwest lawmakers are joining forces behind a bill that could make it easier for Washington state, Oregon, California and Alaska to receive up to $200 million a year for salmon recovery for years to come.

Police and fire blotter

Fisheries student hooks $96,000 to study rockfish
A graduate student in Juneau has won a $96,000 fellowship to study a novel way of estimating fish populations.

State and local briefly

Empire wins four SPJ regional awards
Three Morris Communications newspapers in Alaska, led by the Juneau Empire, won a statewide award for the best comprehensive coverage or series by daily newspapers for the special report ``Between Worlds.''

State ponders faster ferry for Southcentral
CORDOVA - The state is considering a new plan to create a high-speed ferry connection from Cordova to Valdez and Seward.

Coping with the cost of prisoners
The city is looking at the cost/benefit ratio for putting people away.

Fisheries student hooks $96,000 to study rockfish
A graduate student in Juneau has won a $96,000 fellowship to study a novel way of estimating fish populations.

State and local briefly

PFD denials argued all the way to court
For most Alaskans, getting a permanent fund dividend takes a few minutes of paperwork and a postage stamp.

PFD denials argued all the way to court
For most Alaskans, getting a permanent fund dividend takes a few minutes of paperwork and a postage stamp.

Witter braces for opening of road
WHITTIER - For the 280 residents of this Prince William Sound port, tucked away at the end of a long bay and surrounded by mountains, isolation has been a blessing and a curse.

More towns want 'rural' status
ANCHORAGE - Now that the Kenai Peninsula is considered ``rural'' under federal subsistence rules, other Alaska communities are asking why they can't also be made eligible for a rural hunting and fishing priority.

Empire wins four SPJ regional awards
Three Morris Communications newspapers in Alaska, led by the Juneau Empire, won a statewide award for the best comprehensive coverage or series by daily newspapers for the special report ``Between Worlds.''

JDHS students learn about life at work
Eric Lund skipped school last week to begin his new career as a disc jockey.

Finally funds at UAS
Chancellor John Pugh couldn't say for sure how many years it's been since money has come into the University of Alaska Southeast for faculty.

Region pushes for salmon funds
WASHINGTON - Pacific Northwest lawmakers are joining forces behind a bill that could make it easier for Washington state, Oregon, California and Alaska to receive up to $200 million a year for salmon recovery for years to come.

JDHS students learn about life at work
Eric Lund skipped school last week to begin his new career as a disc jockey.

New DNA testing process requires nary a drop of blood
An improved method of indexing DNA is sweeping law enforcement agencies across the nation and will come into play in Juneau as the prosecution prepares for a murder trial.

New DNA testing process requires nary a drop of blood
An improved method of indexing DNA is sweeping law enforcement agencies across the nation and will come into play in Juneau as the prosecution prepares for a murder trial.

Police and fire blotter

Finally funds at UAS
Chancellor John Pugh couldn't say for sure how many years it's been since money has come into the University of Alaska Southeast for faculty.

Coping with the cost of prisoners
The city is looking at the cost/benefit ratio for putting people away.

State ponders faster ferry for Southcentral
CORDOVA - The state is considering a new plan to create a high-speed ferry connection from Cordova to Valdez and Seward.

Police and fire blotter

Climbers meet bear at high altitude
ANCHORAGE -- Imagine the surprise of a Welsh mountain-climbing team -- they were making their way up the snow-covered slopes of Mount McKinley last week when they ran into a bear at 8,000 feet.

Police and fire blotter

More towns want 'rural' status
ANCHORAGE - Now that the Kenai Peninsula is considered ``rural'' under federal subsistence rules, other Alaska communities are asking why they can't also be made eligible for a rural hunting and fishing priority.

Privatizing may mean lost jobs
The state plans to contract out more of its telecommunications needs, a move state workers say could cost more than 50 jobs, including 19 in Juneau.

Privatizing may mean lost jobs
The state plans to contract out more of its telecommunications needs, a move state workers say could cost more than 50 jobs, including 19 in Juneau.

Honesty pays off big for local man
Suppose you're out excavating on a construction site and just happen to uncover a large cache of money. What would you do? It's the stereotypical $64,000 question; or in this case, more like twice that.

NASDAQ have-nots are eating yak
What lies ahead for the U.S. economy? Will it remain strong? Or will it collapse? Will all the Internet billionaires go broke and be forced to use their Palm Pilots to kill rats for food? Wouldn't that be great?

Word of mouth

Mental health is a public health issue
The last six months have seen the best of times and the worst of times for mental health. The best of times were official, public events.

Word of mouth

Downtown's `Good old Days' weren't so good
In 1974, along with two partners, I opened a small business on South Franklin Street. Foggy Mountain Shop was originally located upstairs in what is now called the Emporium Mall. Since that time, I have observed many changes in the downtown business community.

Word of mouth

Word of mouth

Honesty pays off big for local man
Suppose you're out excavating on a construction site and just happen to uncover a large cache of money. What would you do? It's the stereotypical $64,000 question; or in this case, more like twice that.

Downtown's `Good old Days' weren't so good
In 1974, along with two partners, I opened a small business on South Franklin Street. Foggy Mountain Shop was originally located upstairs in what is now called the Emporium Mall. Since that time, I have observed many changes in the downtown business community.

Mental health is a public health issue
The last six months have seen the best of times and the worst of times for mental health. The best of times were official, public events.

NASDAQ have-nots are eating yak
What lies ahead for the U.S. economy? Will it remain strong? Or will it collapse? Will all the Internet billionaires go broke and be forced to use their Palm Pilots to kill rats for food? Wouldn't that be great?

Fluky inning costs Juneau at state
ANCHORAGE -- A collapse in the seventh inning against Service cost the Juneau-Douglas High School softball team a shot at defending its crown at the state softball championships Saturday at Cartee Fields.

Fluky inning costs Juneau at state
ANCHORAGE -- A collapse in the seventh inning against Service cost the Juneau-Douglas High School softball team a shot at defending its crown at the state softball championships Saturday at Cartee Fields.

Bears sweep region track
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Bears lay claim to region's top spot
The Juneau-Douglas High School baseball team climbed into first place in the Region V standings after winning four out of its five games this weekend in Sitka.

Bears lay claim to region's top spot
The Juneau-Douglas High School baseball team climbed into first place in the Region V standings after winning four out of its five games this weekend in Sitka.

Bears sweep region track
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