Thursday, May 25, 2000

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.

Knowles to veto campaign finance bill
Gov. Tony Knowles has vetoed a campaign financing bill, saying it ``significantly weakens'' Alaska's existing laws.

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.

Knowles to veto campaign finance bill
Gov. Tony Knowles has vetoed a campaign financing bill, saying it ``significantly weakens'' Alaska's existing laws.

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
Thursday, May 25

Weddings
Kirsten Schenker and Brian Carlin

Weddings
Kirsten Schenker and Brian Carlin

Thank you. . .
...for AWARE cleanup

Around town

Thank you. . .
...for AWARE cleanup

Neighbors briefly

Around town
Thursday, May 25

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

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.

Neighbors briefly

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

Obituaries
Dallas Weyand

Obituaries
Dallas Weyand

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.

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

Entertainment calender

A new look at some American stories
An Alaska adaptation of ``Moby Dick'' and a modern version of ``The Scarlet Letter'' will be part of Perseverance Theatre's upcoming season.

A year of mixing classical and jazz produces the sound of Alaska
Alaska: majestic and funky.

Entertainment briefly

Entertainment briefly

Entertainment calender

Upcoming Jazz & Classics
The accordion is an instrument that evokes beer halls rather than concert halls, but Joseph Petric may change that.

Upcoming Jazz & Classics
The accordion is an instrument that evokes beer halls rather than concert halls, but Joseph Petric may change that.

Rick Trostel: Trumpet is his constant companion
Like a second wife:Musician Rick Trostel, 40, has been playing trumpet since he was 10.

A year of mixing classical and jazz produces the sound of Alaska
Alaska: majestic and funky.

Rick Trostel: Trumpet is his constant companion
Like a second wife:Musician Rick Trostel, 40, has been playing trumpet since he was 10.

A new look at some American stories
An Alaska adaptation of ``Moby Dick'' and a modern version of ``The Scarlet Letter'' will be part of Perseverance Theatre's upcoming season.

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.

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.

Phoenix dies due to numbers
Some students will miss the alternative Phoenix program, but not enough.

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

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.

Plane in polar landing didn't sink, rescue planned
When last we left the North Pole, five adventurers were waving goodbye to their airplane, which was mired wing-deep in soft ice and slowly sinking to the bottom of the Arctic Ocean.

Corrections
Due to an error in the Monti Bay Times, the wrong reason was give

Civil liberty awards go to 14 Juneau residents
Eighteen Alaskans will receive Champion for Equal Rights awards in a ceremony this evening in Anchorage.

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.

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

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

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.

Phoenix dies due to numbers
Some students will miss the alternative Phoenix program, but not enough.

State and local briefly

Ship fire spurs look at safety
The National Transportation Safety Board wants to take a look at the Nieuw Amsterdam too.

Former North Slope official charged with running charity scam
The North Slope Borough's former chief of staff is being accused of profiting from a phony charity and using the money, among other things, to send himself to Harvard.

Corrections
Due to an error in the Monti Bay Times, the wrong reason was give

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

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.

Plane in polar landing didn't sink, rescue planned
When last we left the North Pole, five adventurers were waving goodbye to their airplane, which was mired wing-deep in soft ice and slowly sinking to the bottom of the Arctic Ocean.

State and local briefly

Ship fire spurs look at safety
The National Transportation Safety Board wants to take a look at the Nieuw Amsterdam too.

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.

Leaders tout one sales tax
Local voters will get to vote up or down on a five-year, 4 percent, temporary sales tax this October if the Juneau Assembly's preliminary recommendation gets the nod.

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

Civil liberty awards go to 14 Juneau residents
Eighteen Alaskans will receive Champion for Equal Rights awards in a ceremony this evening in Anchorage.

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

Leaders tout one sales tax
Local voters will get to vote up or down on a five-year, 4 percent, temporary sales tax this October if the Juneau Assembly's preliminary recommendation gets the nod.

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.

Ruling spurs locals to ask for subsistence rights
The Douglas Indian Association wants special subsistence consideration. So does the Southeast Native Subsistence Commission. So does the Juneau Tlingit-Haida Community Council.

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

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.

Learning from a stream
Seven middle school students, with the help of a naturalist and a concerned business, have started to improve the fish habitat in Vanderbilt Creek.

Former North Slope official charged with running charity scam
The North Slope Borough's former chief of staff is being accused of profiting from a phony charity and using the money, among other things, to send himself to Harvard.

Learning from a stream
Seven middle school students, with the help of a naturalist and a concerned business, have started to improve the fish habitat in Vanderbilt Creek.

Ruling spurs locals to ask for subsistence rights
The Douglas Indian Association wants special subsistence consideration. So does the Southeast Native Subsistence Commission. So does the Juneau Tlingit-Haida Community Council.

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

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

Word of mouth

Help and hope for people with FAS/FAE
My husband and I are the parents of two adopted children who struggle with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome/Fetal Alcohol Effects (FAS/FAE), a preventable birth defect caused by prenatal exposure to alcohol. It

A report card for Rep. Kertulla
Letter by Ethan Berkowitz

Use technology to be better parents
Even with cable companies offering better scrambling of pay-per-view channels, you still can make out grainy images of naked people doing their thing on the Playboy Channel.

JDHS Music Festival a success
Letter By Rich Campbell

President Clinton should be disbarred
President Clinton still doesn't get it. The Arkansas Supreme Court Committee on Professional Conduct has recommended he be disbarred for giving ``misleading'' testimony about his relationship with Monica Lewinksy. The president, however, says the committee is acting too harshly and plans to appeal.

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

JDHS Music Festival a success
Letter By Rich Campbell

Help and hope for people with FAS/FAE
My husband and I are the parents of two adopted children who struggle with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome/Fetal Alcohol Effects (FAS/FAE), a preventable birth defect caused by prenatal exposure to alcohol. It

Word of mouth

Use technology to be better parents
Even with cable companies offering better scrambling of pay-per-view channels, you still can make out grainy images of naked people doing their thing on the Playboy Channel.

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.

President Clinton should be disbarred
President Clinton still doesn't get it. The Arkansas Supreme Court Committee on Professional Conduct has recommended he be disbarred for giving ``misleading'' testimony about his relationship with Monica Lewinksy. The president, however, says the committee is acting too harshly and plans to appeal.

A report card for Rep. Kertulla
Letter by Ethan Berkowitz

Word of mouth

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Juneau sends 20 to state track meet
The Juneau-Douglas High School track and field team will be taking its largest contingent in recent memory to the state meet this weekend in Palmer.

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.

Juneau sends 20 to state track meet
The Juneau-Douglas High School track and field team will be taking its largest contingent in recent memory to the state meet this weekend in Palmer.

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.

Bears inch toward state tourney berth
The Juneau-Douglas High baseball team beat the Ketchikan Kings 5-4 Wednesday to move within one game of clinching the lone Region V berth at the inaugural state tournament.

Bears inch toward state tourney berth
The Juneau-Douglas High baseball team beat the Ketchikan Kings 5-4 Wednesday to move within one game of clinching the lone Region V berth at the inaugural state 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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