Tuesday, June 6, 2000

Salmon labeled wild, organically processed
It may not be sexy, but the label is accurate.

Briefly

Alaska stores pose challenge for Gottschalks
Officials with Gottschalks department store chain acknowledge they will have to make some adjustments as the company moves into the Alaska retail landscape.

Business Profile

Southeast timber towns looking for new identities
KETCHIKAN - In downtown Coffman Cove, the Ketchikan Pulp Co. bunkhouse and cookhouse sit idle, waiting to be transported to another destination.

Southeast timber towns looking for new identities
KETCHIKAN - In downtown Coffman Cove, the Ketchikan Pulp Co. bunkhouse and cookhouse sit idle, waiting to be transported to another destination.

Briefly

Salmon labeled wild, organically processed
It may not be sexy, but the label is accurate.

Alaska stores pose challenge for Gottschalks
Officials with Gottschalks department store chain acknowledge they will have to make some adjustments as the company moves into the Alaska retail landscape.

Business Profile

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.

WorldCom to pay $3.5 million to settle slamming charges
WASHINGTON (AP) - Long-distance giant WorldCom will pay $3.5 million as part of an agreement with federal regulators to settle charges that it switched customers' telephone carriers without permission, the company said Tuesday.

WorldCom to pay $3.5 million to settle slamming charges
WASHINGTON (AP) - Long-distance giant WorldCom will pay $3.5 million as part of an agreement with federal regulators to settle charges that it switched customers' telephone carriers without permission, the company said Tuesday.

Fire leaves ferry Columbia dead in water
A fire in the engine room of the Alaska ferry Columbia left the boat dead in the water today in Chatham Strait southwest of Juneau, about 3 miles from Tenakee Springs.

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.

Fire leaves ferry Columbia dead in water
A fire in the engine room of the Alaska ferry Columbia left the boat dead in the water today in Chatham Strait southwest of Juneau, about 3 miles from Tenakee Springs.

Obituaries
Aileen (Karinen) Bertholl, David Michael Holden

Word of mouth

Obituaries
DOVIE BECKTON, BETTY HEUEISEN, CONNIE GAY ROGI, ROBERT (BOB) HILL

Word of mouth

Around town

Obituaries
DOVIE BECKTON, BETTY HEUEISEN, CONNIE GAY ROGI, ROBERT (BOB) HILL

Obituaries
Aileen (Karinen) Bertholl, David Michael Holden

Around town

Around town
Monday, June 5

Around town
Monday, June 5

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.

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.

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.

City Ups fees for abandoning unwanted autos
Abandon your junker anywhere in Juneau and it'll cost you a $295 fine -- and that's just for starters.

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.

City budget draws cruise ship protest
After months of deliberations that included suggestions of $4 million shortfalls, major layoffs, service cutbacks and worse, the Juneau Assembly took five minutes at its Monday night meeting to pass a $159,842,000 fiscal 2001 budget.

Briefs

New rules to stem turnover of teachers in Bush schools trigger controversy
Teacher's aides in rural Alaska will be getting some help toward becoming teachers under new rules approved by the state Board of Education last week.

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.

Correction

Briefs

Anglers sue over king regs
A sport fishing industry group has asked a state judge to block some recent restrictions on king salmon fishing in Southeast.

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.

Teen dies in Thane Road crash
A single-vehicle accident Monday afternoon on Thane Road claimed the life of one Juneau teen and injured two others.

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

Prisoners' families protest phone costs
In recent years, another price has come with conviction, and it falls on the families of prisoners. Their phone bills go way up.

Teen dies in Thane Road crash
A single-vehicle accident Monday afternoon on Thane Road claimed the life of one Juneau teen and injured two others.

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.

Anglers sue over king regs
A sport fishing industry group has asked a state judge to block some recent restrictions on king salmon fishing in Southeast.

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.

Prisoners' families protest phone costs
In recent years, another price has come with conviction, and it falls on the families of prisoners. Their phone bills go way up.

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

City Ups fees for abandoning unwanted autos
Abandon your junker anywhere in Juneau and it'll cost you a $295 fine -- and that's just for starters.

Police and fire

City budget draws cruise ship protest
After months of deliberations that included suggestions of $4 million shortfalls, major layoffs, service cutbacks and worse, the Juneau Assembly took five minutes at its Monday night meeting to pass a $159,842,000 fiscal 2001 budget.

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

New rules to stem turnover of teachers in Bush schools trigger controversy
Teacher's aides in rural Alaska will be getting some help toward becoming teachers under new rules approved by the state Board of Education last week.

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.

Correction

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.

Briefs

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

Juneau vies for funds to fight fetal alcohol syndrome
Juneau has the opportunity to hop on the bandwagon with six other Alaska communities in developing its own multidisciplinary team to fight fetal alcohol syndrome, the brain damage caused by a woman drinking alcohol during pregnancy.

Police and fire

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

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

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

Juneau vies for funds to fight fetal alcohol syndrome
Juneau has the opportunity to hop on the bandwagon with six other Alaska communities in developing its own multidisciplinary team to fight fetal alcohol syndrome, the brain damage caused by a woman drinking alcohol during pregnancy.

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.

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

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:

Cruise line credibility at stake in waste disposal
The cruise ship has taken a beating over wastewater and sewage dumping in Alaska. One company was fined millions of dollars, and rightfully so. The rest of the industry has obviously been tainted.

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.

Tongass should be part of roadless policy
It is imperative that the Roadless Planning Team for the U.S. Forest Service include all roadless areas of our National Forests, including those in the largest, the Tongass National Forest.

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.

Who owns halls of Congress today?
Serious observers worry lest the deluge of big campaign gifts cross that

Who owns halls of Congress today?
Serious observers worry lest the deluge of big campaign gifts cross that

Tongass should be part of roadless policy
It is imperative that the Roadless Planning Team for the U.S. Forest Service include all roadless areas of our National Forests, including those in the largest, the Tongass National Forest.

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

Cruise line credibility at stake in waste disposal
The cruise ship has taken a beating over wastewater and sewage dumping in Alaska. One company was fined millions of dollars, and rightfully so. The rest of the industry has obviously been tainted.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Braves select Montalbo in fourth round
An Anchorage player was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the fourth round of the amateur baseball draft -- the highest an Alaskan ever has been chosen.

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

Braves select Montalbo in fourth round
An Anchorage player was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the fourth round of the amateur baseball draft -- the highest an Alaskan ever has been chosen.

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.

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