Wednesday, May 24, 2000

Business briefly

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

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

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.

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

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 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.

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.

Presbyterian court rules gay unions are acceptable
The Presbyterian Church's highest court ruled Wednesday that local congregations have the right to conduct religious ceremonies celebrating gay unions that stop short of marriage.

Presbyterian court rules gay unions are acceptable
The Presbyterian Church's highest court ruled Wednesday that local congregations have the right to conduct religious ceremonies celebrating gay unions that stop short of marriage.

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.

Weddings
Kirsten Schenker and Brian Carlin

Obituaries
Dallas Weyand

Neighbors briefly

Around town

Bird abatement near airports a necessity
Last month we received a complaint in the office that had to do with noise created in an effort to keep birds away from the runway.

Around town
Tuesday, May 23

Obituaries
Dallas Weyand

Around town
Tuesday, May 23

Sending a Memorial Day message
Memorial Day opens a whole season of life, remembrance and sensation. The season moves from emer

Pet of the week
Mudpie is a 1-year-old shorthair male tuxedo cat. Staff say he loves to be held, and has an easygoing and friendly nature. A neuter certificate is available. To adopt Mudpie, visit him at the Gastineau Humane Society, 7705 Glacier Highway, or phone 789-0260.

Pet of the week
Mudpie is a 1-year-old shorthair male tuxedo cat. Staff say he loves to be held, and has an easygoing and friendly nature. A neuter certificate is available. To adopt Mudpie, visit him at the Gastineau Humane Society, 7705 Glacier Highway, or phone 789-0260.

Bird abatement near airports a necessity
Last month we received a complaint in the office that had to do with noise created in an effort to keep birds away from the runway.

Thank you. . .
...for AWARE cleanup

Thank you. . .
...for AWARE cleanup

Neighbors briefly

Weddings
Kirsten Schenker and Brian Carlin

Around town

Sending a Memorial Day message
Memorial Day opens a whole season of life, remembrance and sensation. The season moves from emer

High school auto whizzes ace state repair contest
Donald Shane of Juneau has been named recipient of the Daktronics Inc. Native American Scholarship given by the College of Engineering at South Dakota State University. Shane will be a senior civil engineering major at SDSU this fall.

Locals describe murder victim
With his black eye patch and stiff walk, Daniel Brux sometimes frightened people who didn't know him. But he was a friendly man who worked to overcome a disabling brain injury, say people who knew him.

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.

High school auto whizzes ace state repair contest
A tennis ball in the air intake didn't faze two Juneau-Douglas High School seniors who recently won a statewide automotive repair competition by a wide margin.

Knowles inks Bush power bill
KOTZEBUE - A bill that pours $187 million into an endowment to pay the subsidies that offset high power costs in the Bush was signed into law Tuesday.

New law takes ``mega-bite'' out of crime
A new law will go after e-thieves who commit dotcrimes.

Drowning suit heard in court
A wrongful death lawsuit stemming from a 1996 diving incident went to trial Tuesday in Juneau Superior Court.

Locals describe murder victim
With his black eye patch and stiff walk, Daniel Brux sometimes frightened people who didn't know him. But he was a friendly man who worked to overcome a disabling brain injury, say people who knew him.

High school auto whizzes ace state repair contest
Donald Shane of Juneau has been named recipient of the Daktronics Inc. Native American Scholarship given by the College of Engineering at South Dakota State University. Shane will be a senior civil engineering major at SDSU this fall.

State and local briefly

High school auto whizzes ace state repair contest
A tennis ball in the air intake didn't faze two Juneau-Douglas High School seniors who recently won a statewide automotive repair competition by a wide margin.

Police and fire blotter

State and local briefly

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.

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.

Knowles inks Bush power bill
KOTZEBUE - A bill that pours $187 million into an endowment to pay the subsidies that offset high power costs in the Bush was signed into law Tuesday.

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.

State and local briefly

Cruise ship sails after fire
Alarms sounded aboard the Nieuw Amsterdam on Tuesday morning as Carl and Susan Durnell were eating breakfast.

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.

Town stands firm on dump bear tour plan
ANCHORAGE - Despite pressure from state environmental and wildlife officials, the Dillingham City Council has refused to back down on a plan to allow bear tours at the city dump.

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.

New law takes ``mega-bite'' out of crime
A new law will go after e-thieves who commit dotcrimes.

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.

Drowning suit heard in court
A wrongful death lawsuit stemming from a 1996 diving incident went to trial Tuesday in Juneau Superior Court.

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.

Town stands firm on dump bear tour plan
ANCHORAGE - Despite pressure from state environmental and wildlife officials, the Dillingham City Council has refused to back down on a plan to allow bear tours at the city dump.

Police and fire blotter

Cruise ship sails after fire
Alarms sounded aboard the Nieuw Amsterdam on Tuesday morning as Carl and Susan Durnell were eating breakfast.

State and local briefly

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

A report card for Rep. Kertulla
Letter by Ethan Berkowitz

History did not begin in Europe
Letter by William P. Dunn

State sells out information technology employees
On May 8, the state of Alaska notified three unions representing employees who work for the Information Technology Group (ITG) that a California consulting group has assessed state government tel

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.

Coast Guard gets some well-earned recognition
It's interesting how often we forget the impact certain public sector employees have on our lives. Far too often we complain about rules and regulations, but when trouble comes, they're the first ones we call.

Word of mouth

History did not begin in Europe
Letter by William P. Dunn

JDHS Music Festival a success
Letter By Rich Campbell

JDHS Music Festival a success
Letter By Rich Campbell

Word of mouth

A report card for Rep. Kertulla
Letter by Ethan Berkowitz

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

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

State sells out information technology employees
On May 8, the state of Alaska notified three unions representing employees who work for the Information Technology Group (ITG) that a California consulting group has assessed state government tel

Coast Guard gets some well-earned recognition
It's interesting how often we forget the impact certain public sector employees have on our lives. Far too often we complain about rules and regulations, but when trouble comes, they're the first ones we call.

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

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.

Word of mouth

Correction
The results from the Region V track and field ch

Bears can clinch in Ketchikan
When the season started, Juneau-Douglas High School baseball coach Jim Ayers wasn't too sure what kind of team he'd have this year.

Breadline, Outer Pt. best bets for Kings
The king salmon catch rate declined last week for the second week in a row. The rate last week of 73 rod hours per king was below the rate from this time last year of 29 hours, and below the five-year average of 31 hours per fish.

Breadline, Outer Pt. best bets for Kings
The king salmon catch rate declined last week for the second week in a row. The rate last week of 73 rod hours per king was below the rate from this time last year of 29 hours, and below the five-year average of 31 hours per fish.

Correction
The results from the Region V track and field ch

Bears can clinch in Ketchikan
When the season started, Juneau-Douglas High School baseball coach Jim Ayers wasn't too sure what kind of team he'd have this year.

Soccer teams head to first state tourney
Last fall, Juneau-Douglas High School senior Rory Fletcher traveled to Anchorage to tell the Alaska School Activities Association's board of directors that it was high time Alaska had a state soccer tournament.

Soccer teams head to first state tourney
Last fall, Juneau-Douglas High School senior Rory Fletcher traveled to Anchorage to tell the Alaska School Activities Association's board of directors that it was high time Alaska had a state soccer tournament.

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