Friday, May 26, 2000

Justice Department still wants Microsoft split into two companies
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department, in a filing to a federal judge today, pushed anew today to have software giant Microsoft split into two companies.

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

Justice Department still wants Microsoft split into two companies
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department, in a filing to a federal judge today, pushed anew today to have software giant Microsoft split into two companies.

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

Around town
Thursday, May 25

Best bets
Jazz cats and king salmon, classical virtuosos and prophets of funk, and the comic tale of a dead poet are the highlights for the weekend.

FYI

Neighbors briefly

Pentecost shows life holds so much more
Do you ever feel as empty as a TV without power? Like a hollow shell with little inside? Silently we might say to ourselves, ``Is this all there is to life?''

Best bets
Jazz cats and king salmon, classical virtuosos and prophets of funk, and the comic tale of a dead poet are the highlights for the weekend.

FYI

Awards, honors, graduations and enlistments
Marianne Mills of Juneau was elected first vice-president of the League of Women Voters during its state convention in Anchorage recently. Marie Olson of Juneau was elected as a director of the group.

Neighbors briefly

Around town

Awards, honors, graduations and enlistments
Marianne Mills of Juneau was elected first vice-president of the League of Women Voters during its state convention in Anchorage recently. Marie Olson of Juneau was elected as a director of the group.

Weddings
Christine Tatham and Andrew Wachmann

Around town
Thursday, May 25

Thank you . . .

School calendar
This is the last week of the calendar for the school year

Weddings
Christine Tatham and Andrew Wachmann

Thank you . . .

School calendar
This is the last week of the calendar for the school year

Pentecost shows life holds so much more
Do you ever feel as empty as a TV without power? Like a hollow shell with little inside? Silently we might say to ourselves, ``Is this all there is to life?''

Around town

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.

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

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.

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

Entertainment briefly

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

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

Entertainment briefly

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

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

Entertainment calender

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

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.

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

Panel finds fault with judge over jailed witness
ANCHORAGE -- A Bethel judge is under fire from the Alaska Commission on Judicial Conduct for allegedly violating state law and the judicial code by improperly jailing a witness in a criminal case to make sure she stayed sober.

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

World War II vet remembers battle of the Coral Sea
The torpedoes, the bombs and the sinking of the ship weren't even the worst parts of the Battle of the Coral Sea for Nello Long.

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.

Uncounted residents may cost Juneau
The U.S. Census Bureau is making a final push to count the people in about 700 Juneau households who haven't filled out their forms.

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

State and local briefly

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.

Police and fire blotter

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.

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

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

Bell jostles memories of ship that brought settlers to Alaska
PALMER -- Locked in a storage shed in downtown Palmer is a 300-pound secret from the state's past that by all measures should never have been uncovered.

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.

Adult ed grads look forward to new career paths
For a woman from Thailand, an injured man who can't do physical labor, and a village family trying to make it in Juneau, classes in adult education have provided a new direction.

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

Panel finds fault with judge over jailed witness
ANCHORAGE -- A Bethel judge is under fire from the Alaska Commission on Judicial Conduct for allegedly violating state law and the judicial code by improperly jailing a witness in a criminal case to make sure she stayed sober.

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.

Fellow diver, counselor testify in drowning trial
Heidi Kirkevold, who died in a 1996 diving accident in Barlow Cove, was a ``very uneasy'' diver who didn't seem to enjoy the sport, a witness testified Thursday in a lawsuit over her death.

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.

World War II vet remembers battle of the Coral Sea
The torpedoes, the bombs and the sinking of the ship weren't even the worst parts of the Battle of the Coral Sea for Nello Long.

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

Uncounted residents may cost Juneau
The U.S. Census Bureau is making a final push to count the people in about 700 Juneau households who haven't filled out their forms.

Fellow diver, counselor testify in drowning trial
Heidi Kirkevold, who died in a 1996 diving accident in Barlow Cove, was a ``very uneasy'' diver who didn't seem to enjoy the sport, a witness testified Thursday in a lawsuit over her death.

State and local briefly

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

Police and fire blotter

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

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

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.

Bell jostles memories of ship that brought settlers to Alaska
PALMER -- Locked in a storage shed in downtown Palmer is a 300-pound secret from the state's past that by all measures should never have been uncovered.

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.

Adult ed grads look forward to new career paths
For a woman from Thailand, an injured man who can't do physical labor, and a village family trying to make it in Juneau, classes in adult education have provided a new direction.

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

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.

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

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

Unsafe conditions at George Carlin concert
Letter by Roger Bunton

Setting the record straight on `Dixie'
Letter by Mike Orford

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.

Combining city's sales taxes make sense
The Juneau Assembly is floating the idea of combining two temporary sales tax measures - totaling 4 percent - into one to help passage of both taxes. It's an idea that has merit.

Word of mouth

Economics has its creepy moments
Writing a biweekly newspaper column may be a way to meet people, but it's not always a way to make friends - especially when the topic is the dismal science of economics.

Word of mouth

Controversial Web address omitted
Letter by Judy Crondahl

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.

Unsafe conditions at George Carlin concert
Letter by Roger Bunton

Word of mouth

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.

Setting the record straight on `Dixie'
Letter by Mike Orford

Combining city's sales taxes make sense
The Juneau Assembly is floating the idea of combining two temporary sales tax measures - totaling 4 percent - into one to help passage of both taxes. It's an idea that has merit.

Controversial Web address omitted
Letter by Judy Crondahl

Economics has its creepy moments
Writing a biweekly newspaper column may be a way to meet people, but it's not always a way to make friends - especially when the topic is the dismal science of economics.

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.

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 clinch state berth
The Juneau-Douglas High School baseball team needed another late-inning rally, but the Crimson Bears clinched a berth in the state tournament with a 6-4 victory over Sitka Thursday in Ketchikan.

JD girls fall to Thunderbirds
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls soccer team sent all it could at East Anchorage goalkeeper Cassie Gardner, but Gardner withstood the barrage as the Thunderbirds knocked off Juneau 3-1 in the first round of the state soccer tournament Thursday at Skyview High School in Soldotna.

Relay and ride start Saturday
The 10th annual Sea Coast Relay features some of the most competitive running talent in Juneau, and that's why race director Sue Scott wanted to give the rest of the pavement-pounders a fighting chance.

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.

JD girls fall to Thunderbirds
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls soccer team sent all it could at East Anchorage goalkeeper Cassie Gardner, but Gardner withstood the barrage as the Thunderbirds knocked off Juneau 3-1 in the first round of the state soccer tournament Thursday at Skyview High School in Soldotna.

Little League local scores
Scores and highlights from Gastineau Channel Little League baseball and softball games for week ending May 18, 2000.

Boys soccer team blanks East, 3-0
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys soccer team advanced to the semifinals of the state soccer tournament with a 3-0 victory over the East Anchorage Thunderbirds Thursday at Skyview High School in Soldotna.

Boys soccer team blanks East, 3-0
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys soccer team advanced to the semifinals of the state soccer tournament with a 3-0 victory over the East Anchorage Thunderbirds Thursday at Skyview High School in Soldotna.

Bears clinch state berth
The Juneau-Douglas High School baseball team needed another late-inning rally, but the Crimson Bears clinched a berth in the state tournament with a 6-4 victory over Sitka Thursday in Ketchikan.

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.

Little League local scores
Scores and highlights from Gastineau Channel Little League baseball and softball games for week ending May 18, 2000.

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.

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

Relay and ride start Saturday
The 10th annual Sea Coast Relay features some of the most competitive running talent in Juneau, and that's why race director Sue Scott wanted to give the rest of the pavement-pounders a fighting chance.

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