Friday, June 2, 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.

State workers' contracts signed into law
The new state employee contracts are officially funded.

State workers' contracts signed into law
The new state employee contracts are officially funded.

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.

The story of emerging peonies and new roses
Plants have their own timetables, they keep their own schedules, answer to some other metronome than the one we hear. Rhythms and melodies in the sphere of botany are

Weddings
MICHAEL LAUDERT, AMBER ORSBORN

The story of emerging peonies and new roses
Plants have their own timetables, they keep their own schedules, answer to some other metronome than the one we hear. Rhythms and melodies in the sphere of botany are

Mapping out a plan for the `Green Zone'
There is an area of Juneau that some call the ``Juneau Green Zone.''

Obituaries
Francis W. Stokes

Honoring those who help graduates
Congratulations to this year's graduating class! Graduation is the culmination of 12 years of intense training. You have sacrificed and strained in your struggle to achieve the building of your educational foundation. Graduation is a celebration of achiev

Around town

Weddings
MICHAEL LAUDERT, AMBER ORSBORN

Obituaries
Francis W. Stokes

Honoring those who help graduates
Congratulations to this year's graduating class! Graduation is the culmination of 12 years of intense training. You have sacrificed and strained in your struggle to achieve the building of your educational foundation. Graduation is a celebration of achiev

Mapping out a plan for the `Green Zone'
There is an area of Juneau that some call the ``Juneau Green Zone.''

Around town

Entertainment briefly

Gay Pride Carnival schedule

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

Entertainment calendar

Best Bets
One of my best friends from college is in town this weekend, and Scott and his girlfriend could not have picked a better time to visi

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

Entertainment calendar

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

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

Best Bets
One of my best friends from college is in town this weekend, and Scott and his girlfriend could not have picked a better time to visi

Toby Clark: Creating mood and atmosphere

Toby Clark: Creating mood and atmosphere

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

Entertainment briefly

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

Hudson: shoo-in for valley
In the Mendenhall Valley, the legislative race is over.

FAA hands threat to AK Airlines
WASHINGTON -- Federal regulators today proposed to strip Alaska Airlines of its authority to do heavy maintenance on its aircraft, a step that could lead to shutting down of the airline.

Kemplen, Brice choose to step down as others decide to jump into contest
Candidates for the Legislature jumped in and out of races Thursday as the deadline to run for office approached.

Hot races expected in Southeast
Southeast will likely see some heavy campaigning this summer with wide open contests for the two open state Senate seats and a couple of House seats up for grabs.

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.

FAA hands threat to AK Airlines
WASHINGTON -- Federal regulators today proposed to strip Alaska Airlines of its authority to do heavy maintenance on its aircraft, a step that could lead to shutting down of the airline.

Grad's dreams run from modems to musicals
Scott Moeller wants to design computers, Colleen Dilts hopes to act in musicals, and Brandy Pavitt would like to own a massage business someday.

Briefly. . .

Police and fire

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.

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.

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.

Writer tells traditions of Kake in kids' book
As the eldest daughter, Frances Kraus was expected to pass on the stories and history her grandparents taught her growing up in Kake.

The return of Native pride
The last century was filled with rough water for Alaska's first people. But in a sea of regalia and tradition, the culture and language of Alaska Natives lives on at Celebration 2000.

Hot races expected in Southeast
Southeast will likely see some heavy campaigning this summer with wide open contests for the two open state Senate seats and a couple of House seats up for grabs.

Phone breaks elude state?
Federal telephone regulators are sending a long-distance message that they're pro-consumer. But in Alaska, the message is breaking up.

Correction
Due to a reporter's error, Thursday's Empire article on high school graduates gave the wrong telephone number for Jane Ginter, who is organizing donations for Yvonne Harris' trip to Africa to work in an orphanage. The correct number is 586-6862.

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.

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.

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.

Briefly. . .

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Police and fire blotter

Correction
Due to a reporter's error, Thursday's Empire article on high school graduates gave the wrong telephone number for Jane Ginter, who is organizing donations for Yvonne Harris' trip to Africa to work in an orphanage. The correct number is 586-6862.

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.

Hudson: shoo-in for valley
In the Mendenhall Valley, the legislative race is over.

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.

Grad's dreams run from modems to musicals
Scott Moeller wants to design computers, Colleen Dilts hopes to act in musicals, and Brandy Pavitt would like to own a massage business someday.

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.

Phone breaks elude state?
Federal telephone regulators are sending a long-distance message that they're pro-consumer. But in Alaska, the message is breaking up.

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.

The return of Native pride
The last century was filled with rough water for Alaska's first people. But in a sea of regalia and tradition, the culture and language of Alaska Natives lives on at Celebration 2000.

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.

Writer tells traditions of Kake in kids' book
As the eldest daughter, Frances Kraus was expected to pass on the stories and history her grandparents taught her growing up in Kake.

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

Kemplen, Brice choose to step down as others decide to jump into contest
Candidates for the Legislature jumped in and out of races Thursday as the deadline to run for office approached.

Police and fire blotter

Sales tax use
Letter by Joe Geldhof

In response to a response
Letter by Betsy Fischer

Word of mouth

Allow me to congratulate myself
What's wrong with America today is the great number of celebrities who are better people th

Travel provides a perspective on tourism
Letter by Teresa Young

Online paper should cost less
The price of our local paper is ridiculous. There is no reason we should be getting charged so much fo

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.

Youths, not stores, responsible for drinking
It's graduation t

Sales tax use
Letter by Joe Geldhof

Word of mouth

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.

Allow me to congratulate myself
What's wrong with America today is the great number of celebrities who are better people th

Word of mouth

Online paper should cost less
The price of our local paper is ridiculous. There is no reason we should be getting charged so much fo

In response to a response
Letter by Betsy Fischer

Youths, not stores, responsible for drinking
It's graduation t

Travel provides a perspective on tourism
Letter by Teresa Young

Word of mouth

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.

Cole takes ninth place in Vegas pool tourney
It was a nice thought, but no, Margo Cole is not that good of a pool player.

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.

Bills star, pilot tell different stories about crash
ANCHORAGE -- Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly says he is lucky to be alive after a plane he was in went down in the Bering Sea recently, 100 yards off the Alaska Peninsula.

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.

Sports in Juneau
Today June 2

Sports in Juneau

Bills star, pilot tell different stories about crash
ANCHORAGE -- Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly says he is lucky to be alive after a plane he was in went down in the Bering Sea recently, 100 yards off the Alaska Peninsula.

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.

Sports in Juneau
Today June 2

Sports in Juneau

Cole takes ninth place in Vegas pool tourney
It was a nice thought, but no, Margo Cole is not that good of a pool player.

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