Thursday, June 1, 2000

Missouri seventh-grader wins spelling bee
WASHINGTON (AP) - Speaking slowly but confidently, George Abraham Thampy of Maryland Heights, Mo., correctly spelled ``demarche'' - a step or maneuver - to win the 2000 Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee.

Minnesota welfare program cost more but improved lives, study finds
BLAINE, Minn. (AP) - People in a welfare reform program that pushed recipients to find work but preserved many of their benefits wound up with more stable lives as well as more money, according to a nonpartisan report released Wednesday.

Missouri seventh-grader wins spelling bee
WASHINGTON (AP) - Speaking slowly but confidently, George Abraham Thampy of Maryland Heights, Mo., correctly spelled ``demarche'' - a step or maneuver - to win the 2000 Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee.

Minnesota welfare program cost more but improved lives, study finds
BLAINE, Minn. (AP) - People in a welfare reform program that pushed recipients to find work but preserved many of their benefits wound up with more stable lives as well as more money, according to a nonpartisan report released Wednesday.

Obituaries
Fenumiai Ilalio Sr.

National Guard has new recruiter
The state champion in heavy weight lifting has a new challenge on his hands: full-time recruiter for the Alaska Army National Guard.

The fountain of youth is found in Juneau
Want to live longer? Want to live those extra years with vitality, agility and strength?

Around town

Pet of the week
Diamond is a 1-year-old spayed female lab/husky mix who is described as

Around town
Wednesday May 31

The fountain of youth is found in Juneau
Want to live longer? Want to live those extra years with vitality, agility and strength?

Volunteer Achievement award winners
Susan Knowles recently hosted the ninth Volunteer Achievement Awards Ceremony. The ceremony, sponsored by the Juneau Women's Council in celebration of Women's History Month, allows agencies and organizations a forum in which they can honor their female volunteers.

Pet of the week
Diamond is a 1-year-old spayed female lab/husky mix who is described as

Community briefly
Applications for community work grants available

Community briefly
Applications for community work grants available

Obituaries
Fenumiai Ilalio Sr.

Around town
Wednesday May 31

Obituaries
Francis W. Stokes

National Guard has new recruiter
The state champion in heavy weight lifting has a new challenge on his hands: full-time recruiter for the Alaska Army National Guard.

Around town

Obituaries
Francis W. Stokes

Volunteer Achievement award winners
Susan Knowles recently hosted the ninth Volunteer Achievement Awards Ceremony. The ceremony, sponsored by the Juneau Women's Council in celebration of Women's History Month, allows agencies and organizations a forum in which they can honor their female volunteers.

Gay Pride Carnival seeks to unite
It's a street fair with everything from children's games to a drag show.

Actors take play where their masks lead them
Dawn Pisel made a mask and then discovered a character was living in it.

Gay Pride Carnival schedule

Ballet and swordplay
Neo-classical ballet and sword fighting can be a dangerous mix.

Toby Clark: Creating mood and atmosphere

Entertainment briefly

Actors take play where their masks lead them
Dawn Pisel made a mask and then discovered a character was living in it.

Entertainment calendar

Gay Pride Carnival seeks to unite
It's a street fair with everything from children's games to a drag show.

Ballet and swordplay
Neo-classical ballet and sword fighting can be a dangerous mix.

Gay Pride Carnival schedule

Entertainment briefly

Toby Clark: Creating mood and atmosphere

Entertainment calendar

Cancer expert to speak in Juneau
A Seattle naturopathic physician, Dan Labriola, will speak in Juneau this month on combining traditional and nontraditional therapies to fight cancer.

Native welfare shifts to council
Starting this summer, the Tlingit-Haida Central Council will take over the state welfare program for Southeast Alaska Native families.

Man sweats out spring derby win, then goes fishing
Michael Zecevic spent Wednesday night hanging out at Jerry's Meats, waiting to see if someone would turn in a bigger fish than the 41.3-pound king salmon he caught May 20 near Outer Point.

Computer `geeks' cruise into Juneau
Randal Schwartz says computer ``geeks'' are like gophers: They spend most of the time underground, and occasionally pop their heads up.

State and local briefly
Anchorage schools send layoff notices

Johns wins Goldbelt seat
Walter E. Johns Jr., a former employee of Sealaska and the Tlingit-Haida Central Council, won a seat on the Goldbelt Inc. board of directors Wednesday.

Native welfare shifts to council
Starting this summer, the Tlingit-Haida Central Council will take over the state welfare program for Southeast Alaska Native families.

Grads headed for distant locations
Yvonne Harris will head to Ghana, Rory Fletcher to Moscow -- Idaho -- and Katrina Stone to Kodiak after graduating from Juneau-Douglas High School on Saturday afternoon. It's the annual scattering of the seeds of education.

Judge sides with Alaska Pulp Co.
A federal claims court has ruled that the U.S. Forest Service acted improperly when it ended Alaska Pulp Co.'s 50-year timber contract in the Tongass National Forest.

Man saved in kayak mishap
Even when you're in top physical shape from hiking, weightlifting and downhill skiing, kayaking can be too much to handle.

Juneau birth center gets $28,000 boost
When teens become parents, they need all the help they can get.

Law aims for earlier cancer exams
The way Mike Miller sees it, House Bill 416 is his gift to his sons -- and to the sons of other men diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Chinook cut for charters
Non-Alaskans and guided fishermen will bear the brunt of new restrictions on king salmon anglers in Southeast.

Man sweats out spring derby win, then goes fishing
Michael Zecevic spent Wednesday night hanging out at Jerry's Meats, waiting to see if someone would turn in a bigger fish than the 41.3-pound king salmon he caught May 20 near Outer Point.

Judge sides with Alaska Pulp Co.
A federal claims court has ruled that the U.S. Forest Service acted improperly when it ended Alaska Pulp Co.'s 50-year timber contract in the Tongass National Forest.

Celebration 2000
Celebration 2000 events will run from Thursday, June 1, through Sunday, June 3, in three locations: Centennial Hall, the ANB Hall and the National Guard Armory.

City wants input on bus fare plan
Capital Transit has started a 30-day public comment period on its plan to boost fares and effect changes to the VIP bus pass provided to the disabled.

City wants input on bus fare plan
Capital Transit has started a 30-day public comment period on its plan to boost fares and effect changes to the VIP bus pass provided to the disabled.

Celebration 2000
Celebration 2000 events will run from Thursday, June 1, through Sunday, June 3, in three locations: Centennial Hall, the ANB Hall and the National Guard Armory.

Police and fire blotter

Stores hit for sales to minors
Too often, high school graduation comes with drunken kids getting hurt.

More state money available for child care
With more money, state-subsidized child care may be available for all children who qualify in Juneau in the coming fiscal year.

Alaska Airlines plans to fire pilots
SEATTLE - Alaska Airlines said Tuesday it will fire two pilots for continuing a flight after they failed to properly pressurize the cabin.

Law aims for earlier cancer exams
The way Mike Miller sees it, House Bill 416 is his gift to his sons -- and to the sons of other men diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Police and fire blotter

Man saved in kayak mishap
Even when you're in top physical shape from hiking, weightlifting and downhill skiing, kayaking can be too much to handle.

Family moves into new home after fire
A disastrous fire turned out to have a silver lining for the George Paul family.

Grads headed for distant locations
Yvonne Harris will head to Ghana, Rory Fletcher to Moscow -- Idaho -- and Katrina Stone to Kodiak after graduating from Juneau-Douglas High School on Saturday afternoon. It's the annual scattering of the seeds of education.

Police and fire blotter

Johns wins Goldbelt seat
Walter E. Johns Jr., a former employee of Sealaska and the Tlingit-Haida Central Council, won a seat on the Goldbelt Inc. board of directors Wednesday.

Students plan different paths for success
Ishmael Hope wants to go into government or

Computer `geeks' cruise into Juneau
Randal Schwartz says computer ``geeks'' are like gophers: They spend most of the time underground, and occasionally pop their heads up.

Stores hit for sales to minors
Too often, high school graduation comes with drunken kids getting hurt.

State and local briefly
Anchorage schools send layoff notices

Police and fire blotter

Family moves into new home after fire
A disastrous fire turned out to have a silver lining for the George Paul family.

Cancer expert to speak in Juneau
A Seattle naturopathic physician, Dan Labriola, will speak in Juneau this month on combining traditional and nontraditional therapies to fight cancer.

Alaska Airlines plans to fire pilots
SEATTLE - Alaska Airlines said Tuesday it will fire two pilots for continuing a flight after they failed to properly pressurize the cabin.

More state money available for child care
With more money, state-subsidized child care may be available for all children who qualify in Juneau in the coming fiscal year.

Chinook cut for charters
Non-Alaskans and guided fishermen will bear the brunt of new restrictions on king salmon anglers in Southeast.

Students plan different paths for success
Ishmael Hope wants to go into government or

Juneau birth center gets $28,000 boost
When teens become parents, they need all the help they can get.

Problem with class promotion
Letter by John Wierzelewski

Using people for political puppets is poor politics
Letter by Jay Hubbard

Travel provides a perspective on tourism
Letter by Teresa Young

Word of mouth

Fed up with poor analogies
Letter by Dick Callahan

Sales tax use
Letter by Joe Geldhof

Few takers for seats in the Alaska Legislature
The following editorial appeared in May 23 edition of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner:

In response to a response
Letter by Betsy Fischer

Keep the money and jobs in Alaska
Letter by Erik Stimpfle

Celebration 2000 is a welcome cultural event
Today marks the start of Celebration 2000, the biannual event that brings Native Americans together from all over the country. Juneau is honored to be able to host this fantastic meeting where Alaska Natives get a chance to share their history and stories.

Few takers for seats in the Alaska Legislature
The following editorial appeared in May 23 edition of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner:

Travel provides a perspective on tourism
Letter by Teresa Young

No Word of Mouth today

In response to a response
Letter by Betsy Fischer

Keep the money and jobs in Alaska
Letter by Erik Stimpfle

Celebration 2000 is a welcome cultural event
Today marks the start of Celebration 2000, the biannual event that brings Native Americans together from all over the country. Juneau is honored to be able to host this fantastic meeting where Alaska Natives get a chance to share their history and stories.

Fed up with poor analogies
Letter by Dick Callahan

No Word of Mouth today

Problem with class promotion
Letter by John Wierzelewski

Sales tax use
Letter by Joe Geldhof

Word of mouth

Using people for political puppets is poor politics
Letter by Jay Hubbard

Conway takes Iowa State Cyclones by storm
You might say former Juneau-Douglas High School baseball star Rob Conway took the Big 12 Conference by storm when he made his debut for the Iowa State Cyclones this February.

Juneau readies for inaugural state tourney
Three years ago, the Juneau-Douglas High School baseball team won the state invitational. But the Crimson Bears felt like it was an empty victory because no teams from Anchorage or Fairbanks competed in the tournament.

Conway takes Iowa State Cyclones by storm
You might say former Juneau-Douglas High School baseball star Rob Conway took the Big 12 Conference by storm when he made his debut for the Iowa State Cyclones this February.

Corrections
An article in Sunday's sports section mistakenly named Dennis Harris as organizer of the Dredge Lake Mountain Bike Race. The organizer was Dennis Travis.

Minors baseball
MINORS BASEBALL

Juneau readies for inaugural state tourney
Three years ago, the Juneau-Douglas High School baseball team won the state invitational. But the Crimson Bears felt like it was an empty victory because no teams from Anchorage or Fairbanks competed in the tournament.

Minors baseball
MINORS BASEBALL

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

Corrections
An article in Sunday's sports section mistakenly named Dennis Harris as organizer of the Dredge Lake Mountain Bike Race. The organizer was Dennis Travis.

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