Tuesday, May 23, 2000

Companies compete to deliver fast Internet
The battle over broadband has begun.

Around the clock
Judy Crondahl says she got a quick reaction to highlighting a polemic against cruise ships on the Web page for her downtown bed-and-breakfast.

Goldbelt is now in the movies
The Native corporation for Juneau is producing a half-hour film now being shot in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Goldbelt is now in the movies
The Native corporation for Juneau is producing a half-hour film now being shot in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Goldbelt sails into tour season
Nearly a year after a cruise ship grounding -- the most catastrophic financial event in Goldbelt's history -- Juneau's Native corporation has repaired and remodeled the ship and is hoping for a smoother tourism season.

Business profile
Rita Dienst, Owner, Northern Lights Candle Co.

Business profile
Rita Dienst, Owner, Northern Lights Candle Co.

Companies compete to deliver fast Internet
The battle over broadband has begun.

Goldbelt sails into tour season
Nearly a year after a cruise ship grounding -- the most catastrophic financial event in Goldbelt's history -- Juneau's Native corporation has repaired and remodeled the ship and is hoping for a smoother tourism season.

Business briefly

Around the clock
Judy Crondahl says she got a quick reaction to highlighting a polemic against cruise ships on the Web page for her downtown bed-and-breakfast.

Business briefly

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.

Fire breaks out on ship in Glacier Bay
The 704-foot-long Nieuw Amsterdam caught fire in Glacier Bay today.

Fire breaks out on ship in Glacier Bay
The 704-foot-long Nieuw Amsterdam caught fire in Glacier Bay 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
Tuesday, May 23

Obituaries
Francis `Frank' Harrell, Mary Joanne Johnson

Obituaries
Francis `Frank' Harrell, Mary Joanne Johnson

Around town

Around town
Tuesday, May 23

Around town

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 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.

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.

State and local briefly

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.

Inter-Island ferry stars service later
KETCHIKAN - The Inter-Island Ferry Authority's new service between Ketchikan and Prince of Wales Island will begin about six months later than anticipated, a spokesman said Monday.

Police and fire blotter

Crash report questions pilot training
A helicopter pilot who crashed into a Juneau glacier last summer in disorienting conditions, killing all seven people on board, never showed he could use the aircraft's instruments in an emergency.

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.

Hairline hull crack found in oil tanker
ANCHORAGE - A 3 1/2-inch crack was discovered early Monday in an Exxon tanker departing from Valdez, creating a sheen and forcing the ship back to the dock, state officials said.

Police and fire blotter

Two cited at logging camp for feeding, shooting at wolves
ANCHORAGE - State fish and wildlife authorities have cited two people in a Southeast logging camp, one for hand-feeding a wolf and the other for shooting at a wolf that was hanging around a work site waiting for a handout.

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.

Man killed in beating
Police are conducting a homicide investigation into the death of a man whose badly beaten body was found in a room at the Gastineau Apartments on Monday.

State and local briefly

Learning bear anatomy the hard way
The brown bear that rears up at Juneau-Douglas High School also prowls at the University of Alaska Southeast.

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.

Learning bear anatomy the hard way
The brown bear that rears up at Juneau-Douglas High School also prowls at the University of Alaska Southeast.

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.

Man killed in beating
Police are conducting a homicide investigation into the death of a man whose badly beaten body was found in a room at the Gastineau Apartments on Monday.

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.

Police and fire blotter

State and local briefly

State and local briefly

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.

Inter-Island ferry stars service later
KETCHIKAN - The Inter-Island Ferry Authority's new service between Ketchikan and Prince of Wales Island will begin about six months later than anticipated, a spokesman said Monday.

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.

Crash report questions pilot training
A helicopter pilot who crashed into a Juneau glacier last summer in disorienting conditions, killing all seven people on board, never showed he could use the aircraft's instruments in an emergency.

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.

Hairline hull crack found in oil tanker
ANCHORAGE - A 3 1/2-inch crack was discovered early Monday in an Exxon tanker departing from Valdez, creating a sheen and forcing the ship back to the dock, state officials said.

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.

Two cited at logging camp for feeding, shooting at wolves
ANCHORAGE - State fish and wildlife authorities have cited two people in a Southeast logging camp, one for hand-feeding a wolf and the other for shooting at a wolf that was hanging around a work site waiting for a handout.

Police and fire blotter

Rescue crew honored for saving 3 fishermen
A Coast Guard helicopter crew will receive the nation's highest peacetime flying honor for plucking three fishermen from the Gulf of Alaska during a storm last November.

Board gives thumbs up, down to property owners' objections
The Greens Creek Mine asked the Juneau Assembly for a break of a couple of million do

Board gives thumbs up, down to property owners' objections
The Greens Creek Mine asked the Juneau Assembly for a break of a couple of million do

Rescue crew honored for saving 3 fishermen
A Coast Guard helicopter crew will receive the nation's highest peacetime flying honor for plucking three fishermen from the Gulf of Alaska during a storm last November.

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.

Don't buy that doggie in the window
A shocking program on animal cruelty NBC-TV's ``Dateline,'' which aired on April 26, and a follow-up broadcast on May 10, has brought the torture and filth associated with puppy mills into sharp and disturbing focus.

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

Don't buy that doggie in the window
A shocking program on animal cruelty NBC-TV's ``Dateline,'' which aired on April 26, and a follow-up broadcast on May 10, has brought the torture and filth associated with puppy mills into sharp and disturbing focus.

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.

Flight tour companies seek solutions
The following My Turn is being reprinted because layout errors mixed up portions of the original commentary, which was printed in Friday's Empire.

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.

China trade agreement is not a job threat
The following editorial appeared in today's edition of the Los Angeles Times:

Word of mouth

Word of mouth

Flight tour companies seek solutions
The following My Turn is being reprinted because layout errors mixed up portions of the original commentary, which was printed in Friday's Empire.

China trade agreement is not a job threat
The following editorial appeared in today's edition of the Los Angeles Times:

Correction
The results from the Region V track and field ch

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.

Correction
The results from the Region V track and field ch

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.

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