Monday, June 5, 2000

Court dismisses tax charge against Clinton friend Webster Hubbell
WASHINGTON (AP) The Supreme Court today handed presidential friend Webster Hubbell a victory that wipes out his guilty plea to a misdemeanor tax charge.

Court dismisses tax charge against Clinton friend Webster Hubbell
WASHINGTON (AP) The Supreme Court today handed presidential friend Webster Hubbell a victory that wipes out his guilty plea to a misdemeanor tax charge.

Around town
Monday, June 5

Around town
Monday, June 5

Obituaries
Aileen (Karinen) Bertholl, David Michael Holden

Obituaries
Aileen (Karinen) Bertholl, David Michael Holden

Inside Out

Solutions sought for key problems
Sometimes simple problems invite simple solutions.

Inside Out

Solutions sought for key problems
Sometimes simple problems invite simple solutions.

Better public transit, safer streets among locals' top goals
Ask 120 people to list their top five priorities for the future of Juneau, and you'll get 600 answers.

Better public transit, safer streets among locals' top goals
Ask 120 people to list their top five priorities for the future of Juneau, and you'll get 600 answers.

Getting a jump on the future
In 2020, Egan Drive will be so clogged at rush hour commuters will spend 45 minutes driving from the Federal Building to their Mendenhall Valley homes.

Getting a jump on the future
In 2020, Egan Drive will be so clogged at rush hour commuters will spend 45 minutes driving from the Federal Building to their Mendenhall Valley homes.

Natives rally at court for equal justice
At a Friday rally on the Court Plaza steps, Alaska Natives protested for ``Equal Rights, Equal Justice.''

Old style weaving captured in new film
When she saw a gathering of Chilkat weavers, filmmaker Barb Cranmer knew she'd found the subject for her next documentary.

Police and fire

Correction
Due to an editing error, an item in Wednesday's Neighbors page about the Wythe Dornan and Brian Douglas Memorial Fund listed the wrong phone number for those interested in applying for funds. The correct contact number for Paul Douglas is 463-3042.

Ships move dumping
Cruise companies that send big ships to Alaska have agreed to restrict where they dump wastewater in the Inside Passage.

Class of 2000 told: Embrace what is different
With tears, cheers, one of those air horns and a big illustrated homemade sign waving on a pole, parents of the Juneau-Douglas High School Class of 2000 saw their children cross a threshold at Saturday's commencement.

Past meets present at Celebration 2000
From the fry bread for sale to the performances of dozens of dance groups, Celebration 2000 mixed the traditions of the past with the modern world of the present.

Irked by jail plan
The city's recent move to cut incarceration costs has left at least some social service program providers and others feeling blind-sided.

Local hiring stymied by shortage of police, firefighters nationwide
No cowboys need apply.

Stolen play money passes as real thing
Local theater director Patricia Hull is embarrassed - and she's not play acting.

Juneau No. 5 on list of most expensive cities
The high cost of living in Juneau has been underscored yet again by recent reports making price comparisons within Alaska and throughout the country.

New state contracts officially take effect
The new state employee contracts are officially funded.

Briefly

Beach mud sucking in vehicles
It may be a treat to beat your feet on the Mississippi mud, as the old song goes, but don't try beating your treads on the Thane Beach mud.

New state contracts officially take effect
The new state employee contracts are officially funded.

Natives rally at court for equal justice
At a Friday rally on the Court Plaza steps, Alaska Natives protested for ``Equal Rights, Equal Justice.''

Citizens group searching for clues in beating death
Juneau Crime Line is asking citizens to come forward with information about the beating death of Daniel Brux-Brown.

Citizens group searching for clues in beating death
Juneau Crime Line is asking citizens to come forward with information about the beating death of Daniel Brux-Brown.

Briefs

Police and fire

Hearing aid dealer aims to fight Medicaid fraud charge
Former hearing aid dealer Kenneth Klepinger has made a motion to withdraw his plea in a Medicaid fraud case involving more than $140,000 in allegedly illegal payments.

Briefs

Channel Drive fish park to increase dock access
The state expects to advertise this month for contractors to build an accessible sport fishing park near Douglas Island Pink and Chum's Gastineau Hatchery.

Local hiring stymied by shortage of police, firefighters nationwide
No cowboys need apply.

Alaska Airlines to meet deadline, Kelly says
SEATTLE - Alaska Airlines will avoid a potential shutdown by meeting a seven-day federal government deadline for showing improvement in its maintenance practices, the airline's top executive said Friday.

Class of 2000 told: Embrace what is different
With tears, cheers, one of those air horns and a big illustrated homemade sign waving on a pole, parents of the Juneau-Douglas High School Class of 2000 saw their children cross a threshold at Saturday's commencement.

Past meets present at Celebration 2000
From the fry bread for sale to the performances of dozens of dance groups, Celebration 2000 mixed the traditions of the past with the modern world of the present.

Briefly

Alaska Airlines to meet deadline, Kelly says
SEATTLE - Alaska Airlines will avoid a potential shutdown by meeting a seven-day federal government deadline for showing improvement in its maintenance practices, the airline's top executive said Friday.

Police and fire

Beach mud sucking in vehicles
It may be a treat to beat your feet on the Mississippi mud, as the old song goes, but don't try beating your treads on the Thane Beach mud.

Irked by jail plan
The city's recent move to cut incarceration costs has left at least some social service program providers and others feeling blind-sided.

Stolen play money passes as real thing
Local theater director Patricia Hull is embarrassed - and she's not play acting.

Guide's body too difficult to recover
ANCHORAGE - Rescue workers won't attempt to recover the body of a Colorado climbing guide who died last week on the slopes of Mount Bona in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, according to Alaska State Troopers.

Ships move dumping
Cruise companies that send big ships to Alaska have agreed to restrict where they dump wastewater in the Inside Passage.

Correction
Due to an editing error, an item in Wednesday's Neighbors page about the Wythe Dornan and Brian Douglas Memorial Fund listed the wrong phone number for those interested in applying for funds. The correct contact number for Paul Douglas is 463-3042.

Police and fire

Channel Drive fish park to increase dock access
The state expects to advertise this month for contractors to build an accessible sport fishing park near Douglas Island Pink and Chum's Gastineau Hatchery.

Juneau No. 5 on list of most expensive cities
The high cost of living in Juneau has been underscored yet again by recent reports making price comparisons within Alaska and throughout the country.

Hearing aid dealer aims to fight Medicaid fraud charge
Former hearing aid dealer Kenneth Klepinger has made a motion to withdraw his plea in a Medicaid fraud case involving more than $140,000 in allegedly illegal payments.

Old style weaving captured in new film
When she saw a gathering of Chilkat weavers, filmmaker Barb Cranmer knew she'd found the subject for her next documentary.

Guide's body too difficult to recover
ANCHORAGE - Rescue workers won't attempt to recover the body of a Colorado climbing guide who died last week on the slopes of Mount Bona in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, according to Alaska State Troopers.

Word of mouth
It re

Word of mouth
Great article in Sunday's paper regarding the potential growth of Juneau. However, one of the major problems that's not being addressed is the failure to have a traffic light in front of the Goldbelt Restaurant and Centennial Hall.

Tongass ruling will cost taxpayers
The following editorial appeared in Thursday's edition of the Ketchikan Daily News:

Concerned about grade promotion
I'm writing in agreement with the gentlemen who feels that teachers are still promoting students without the proper educational understanding.

The proper punishment for our youngsters
The following editorial appeared in Thursday's edition of the Chicago Tribune:

City should close port on Saturdays
Since late 1999, I've suggested Juneau's Assembly close Juneau's port to big ships on Saturdays and limit cruise ship tourism to 5,000 passengers daily and 500,000 annually.

The proper punishment for our youngsters
The following editorial appeared in Thursday's edition of the Chicago Tribune:

Subsistence questions still not answered
Seems like some things just don't get settled.

City should close port on Saturdays
Since late 1999, I've suggested Juneau's Assembly close Juneau's port to big ships on Saturdays and limit cruise ship tourism to 5,000 passengers daily and 500,000 annually.

Word of mouth
Great article in Sunday's paper regarding the potential growth of Juneau. However, one of the major problems that's not being addressed is the failure to have a traffic light in front of the Goldbelt Restaurant and Centennial Hall.

Tongass ruling will cost taxpayers
The following editorial appeared in Thursday's edition of the Ketchikan Daily News:

Subsistence questions still not answered
Seems like some things just don't get settled.

Taking a summer road trip to Nigeria
It's summer vacation season, and this year, according to the American Automobile Association, 37 million Americans will be hitting the road. Literally

Concerned about grade promotion
I'm writing in agreement with the gentlemen who feels that teachers are still promoting students without the proper educational understanding.

Taking a summer road trip to Nigeria
It's summer vacation season, and this year, according to the American Automobile Association, 37 million Americans will be hitting the road. Literally

Word of mouth
It re

Juneau carpets its `Field of Dreams`
Football players called the hard, sandy field at Adair-Kennedy Park ``The Sandbox.'' Others -- perhaps referring to the bits of glass, seashells, driftwood and rocks that dotted the field -- called it the ``Juneau Litter Box.''

Correction
The Rotary Park Kids Run is Sunday, June 11, at 1 p.m., not Saturday, June 3, as was reported in Friday's sports section.

East tops Juneau for title
PALMER -- Juneau-Douglas High School coach Jim Ayers delivered a commencement speech of his own to the 10 seniors he was saying good-bye to after this weekend's state baseball championships.

OUTER POINT BIKE RACE
Results of the 20-mile False Outer Point Bike Race held Friday, June 2 (Times not available)

East tops Juneau for title
PALMER -- Juneau-Douglas High School coach Jim Ayers delivered a commencement speech of his own to the 10 seniors he was saying good-bye to after this weekend's state baseball championships.

Warriors sweep war canoe races
Winning is important to the Tlingit Warriors.

Correction
The Rotary Park Kids Run is Sunday, June 11, at 1 p.m., not Saturday, June 3, as was reported in Friday's sports section.

OUTER POINT BIKE RACE
Results of the 20-mile False Outer Point Bike Race held Friday, June 2 (Times not available)

Warriors sweep war canoe races
Winning is important to the Tlingit Warriors.

Juneau carpets its `Field of Dreams`
Football players called the hard, sandy field at Adair-Kennedy Park ``The Sandbox.'' Others -- perhaps referring to the bits of glass, seashells, driftwood and rocks that dotted the field -- called it the ``Juneau Litter Box.''

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