Thursday, June 8, 2000

Senate votes to give next president more authority on nuclear weapons
The Republican-led Senate voted Wednesday to prohibit President Clinton from making deep unilateral cuts in the nation's nuclear arsenal - but to ease the prohibition for the next president.

Senate votes to give next president more authority on nuclear weapons
The Republican-led Senate voted Wednesday to prohibit President Clinton from making deep unilateral cuts in the nation's nuclear arsenal - but to ease the prohibition for the next president.

States not measuring progress of poorest students, government audit says
States that receive federal money to boost the learning of poor schoolchildren are using data too vague or confusing to prove those students are benefitting academically, government auditors say.

States not measuring progress of poorest students, government audit says
States that receive federal money to boost the learning of poor schoolchildren are using data too vague or confusing to prove those students are benefitting academically, government auditors say.

Thank You

JDHS honor roll
The following students were co-valedictorians for the Juneau-Do

Learning how to take pride of place
The care and attention we devote to our homes and yards are part of the cultural network that creates our society. We speak several

Around town

Around Town

Learning how to take pride of place
The care and attention we devote to our homes and yards are part of the cultural network that creates our society. We speak several

Obituaries
MARK WILLARD

Briefly

Thank You

Briefly

Around town

Obituaries
DOVIE BECKTON

Obituaries
MARK WILLARD

Around Town

Obituaries
DOVIE BECKTON

JDHS honor roll
The following students were co-valedictorians for the Juneau-Do

The Summer of 2000
Jenna Kesten, 8, couldn't wait to go back to school this summer.

The Summer of 2000
Jenna Kesten, 8, couldn't wait to go back to school this summer.

Around Juneau

Calendar

Something different for Sitka music fest
This year the Sitka Summer Music Festival took a turn off the beaten path.

Katie Corbin: Images of a Southeast lifestyle

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Katie Corbin: Images of a Southeast lifestyle

Around Juneau

Something different for Sitka music fest
This year the Sitka Summer Music Festival took a turn off the beaten path.

Group suggests how to fix up JDHS
A citizens' group helping to plan the proposed renovation of Juneau-Douglas High School has recommended refurbishing the interior and renovating the auditorium as the highest priorities.

Separate blazes destroy two trailer homes
Two mobile homes were gutted in separate fires Tuesday. No one was injured in either blaze.

Columbia damage has ripple effect on ferry schedule
The ``minor'' electrical fire on the ferry Columbia will have major impacts throughout the Alaska Marine Highway.

Police and fire

Correction

Briefs

Anglers' plea to halt limits fails
A judge has rejected a sportfishing industry group's request to block some new king salmon restrictions in Southeast, but the case will continue.

Corrections

Man rescued from fire in Anchorage building
ANCHORAGE - A fire that raced through a 30-unit apartment complex on Anchorage's south side displaced more than 60 tenants, but no one was injured.

Murkowski fills in for Bush at forum
U.S. Sen. Frank Murkowski appears to be assuming the role of energy adviser to Texas Gov. George Bush, and will deliver a speech next week in Washington on behalf of the Republican presidential contender.

Summer garbage drawing bears into downtown
Garbage plus bears equals trouble.

Murkowski aims to close loophole for ship sewage
U.S. Sen. Frank Murkowski, an Alaska Republican, says he wants to close a loophole in current law that allows cruise ships to pollute the waters of the Inside Passage.

Ferry towed after fire
Flat calm seas assisted in the evacuation of 434 passengers from the ferry Columbia just after noon Tuesday when an electrical fire crippled the ship in Chatham Strait near Tenakee Inlet.

Probe delays ferry repairs
The Alaska Marine Highway System is working through the muddle of missed connections created by Tuesday's fire aboard the ferry Columbia.

School board OKs activities plan
The Juneau School Board has approved a new policy on after-school activities such as sports. It's intended to give parents and students a clearer sense of coaches' expectations, and to give coaches a better idea of what the school board expects.

Road to Whittier opens amid protests
A tunnel linking the Prince William Sound port of Whittier to the Alaska road system opened Wednesday despite protests, high winds and pelting rain.

Group: Some B.C. fish headed for extinction
Salmon stocks in British Columbia are facing the worst crisis in 100 years, according to a Canadian conservation group.

Anglers' plea to halt limits fails
A judge has rejected a sportfishing industry group's request to block some new king salmon restrictions in Southeast, but the case will continue.

Group suggests how to fix up JDHS
A citizens' group helping to plan the proposed renovation of Juneau-Douglas High School has recommended refurbishing the interior and renovating the auditorium as the highest priorities.

Road to Whittier opens amid protests
A tunnel linking the Prince William Sound port of Whittier to the Alaska road system opened Wednesday despite protests, high winds and pelting rain.

School board OKs activities plan
The Juneau School Board has approved a new policy on after-school activities such as sports. It's intended to give parents and students a clearer sense of coaches' expectations, and to give coaches a better idea of what the school board expects.

Probe delays ferry repairs
The Alaska Marine Highway System is working through the muddle of missed connections created by Tuesday's fire aboard the ferry Columbia.

Around the state
Riverbend elementary principal leaving

Murkowski aims to close loophole for ship sewage
U.S. Sen. Frank Murkowski, an Alaska Republican, says he wants to close a loophole in current law that allows cruise ships to pollute the waters of the Inside Passage.

Police and fire

Murkowski fills in for Bush at forum
U.S. Sen. Frank Murkowski appears to be assuming the role of energy adviser to Texas Gov. George Bush, and will deliver a speech next week in Washington on behalf of the Republican presidential contender.

Summer garbage drawing bears into downtown
Garbage plus bears equals trouble.

Corrections

Columbia damage has ripple effect on ferry schedule
The ``minor'' electrical fire on the ferry Columbia will have major impacts throughout the Alaska Marine Highway.

Briefs

Man rescued from fire in Anchorage building
ANCHORAGE - A fire that raced through a 30-unit apartment complex on Anchorage's south side displaced more than 60 tenants, but no one was injured.

Police and fire

Separate blazes destroy two trailer homes
Two mobile homes were gutted in separate fires Tuesday. No one was injured in either blaze.

Correction

Police and fire

Around the state
Riverbend elementary principal leaving

Ferry towed after fire
Flat calm seas assisted in the evacuation of 434 passengers from the ferry Columbia just after noon Tuesday when an electrical fire crippled the ship in Chatham Strait near Tenakee Inlet.

Group: Some B.C. fish headed for extinction
Salmon stocks in British Columbia are facing the worst crisis in 100 years, according to a Canadian conservation group.

Word of mouth

Pack it in, pack it out
During the past week, I had the opportunity to hike various trails in the Juneau area with out-of-town visitors. More than once I was asked the embarrassing question, ``Why don't folks from Juneau pick up their trash?''

Prayer can make the impossible possible
My wife Maggie and I are Tlingit Indians of the Raven Coho Clan and we are part of the landless shareholders. We moved to Juneau in 1975 from Ketchikan, which is where we signed up the Land Claims Settlement in 1970.

Help needed to retrieve gear

City budget should consider all citizens
Our local assembly has an interesting view of community. I have always thought a community is a place where we all work and play, arguing at times, but helping each other when we're called upon.

Home schooling has entered a new era
Home-schooled students startled the nation by capturing all three top prizes in the recent Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee, a first for the 73-year-old competition. But, weeks earlier, a home-schooled student already was making his mark on my neighborhood.

Flightseeing supports local business
I would suggest that everybody who is getting ready to sign the petition and vote for the initiative to limit flightseeing operations to six days a week take enough time to stop, look and listen.

New limits on fishing raise serious questions
A battle royal is heating up between a sport fishing industry group and state fish managers over recent restrictions on king salmon. The industry lost the first round Wednesday, when a judge refused to issue a temporary restraining order to block the restrictions.

Sierra Club finds fault with editorial
The reprinting of the Ketchikan Daily News' editorial (Tongass Ruling Will Cost Taxpayers) in your newspaper not only lacks originality, but is also flat out misleading.

Wants child support changes
In a speech to the National Fatherhood Summit, presidential hopeful Al Gore proposed tougher child support enforcement measures. When he claimed that only

Raising abandoned car fines a welcome move
The city assembly has upped the fine for those who dump abandoned cars and we're all for it. The recent spat of idiots who don't care enough to take care of their own junk need to be stopped and this is one way to do it.

Prayer can make the impossible possible
My wife Maggie and I are Tlingit Indians of the Raven Coho Clan and we are part of the landless shareholders. We moved to Juneau in 1975 from Ketchikan, which is where we signed up the Land Claims Settlement in 1970.

Flightseeing supports local business
I would suggest that everybody who is getting ready to sign the petition and vote for the initiative to limit flightseeing operations to six days a week take enough time to stop, look and listen.

Help needed to retrieve gear

Sierra Club finds fault with editorial
The reprinting of the Ketchikan Daily News' editorial (Tongass Ruling Will Cost Taxpayers) in your newspaper not only lacks originality, but is also flat out misleading.

New limits on fishing raise serious questions
A battle royal is heating up between a sport fishing industry group and state fish managers over recent restrictions on king salmon. The industry lost the first round Wednesday, when a judge refused to issue a temporary restraining order to block the restrictions.

Raising abandoned car fines a welcome move
The city assembly has upped the fine for those who dump abandoned cars and we're all for it. The recent spat of idiots who don't care enough to take care of their own junk need to be stopped and this is one way to do it.

Wants child support changes
In a speech to the National Fatherhood Summit, presidential hopeful Al Gore proposed tougher child support enforcement measures. When he claimed that only

Word of mouth

Home schooling has entered a new era
Home-schooled students startled the nation by capturing all three top prizes in the recent Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee, a first for the 73-year-old competition. But, weeks earlier, a home-schooled student already was making his mark on my neighborhood.

City budget should consider all citizens
Our local assembly has an interesting view of community. I have always thought a community is a place where we all work and play, arguing at times, but helping each other when we're called upon.

Pack it in, pack it out
During the past week, I had the opportunity to hike various trails in the Juneau area with out-of-town visitors. More than once I was asked the embarrassing question, ``Why don't folks from Juneau pick up their trash?''

EBO Alaska hoops team readies for summer trip
The first experience of the EBO Alaska summer basketball team was an eye-opener.

EBO Alaska hoops team readies for summer trip
The first experience of the EBO Alaska summer basketball team was an eye-opener.

Dietrick's rowing team places third at nationals
A few weeks ago, Juneau-Douglas High graduate Andy Dietrick thought he'd lost his chance to compete in this year's Intercollegiate Rowing Association National Championships as a member of Oregon State's varsity eight crew.

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

Dietrick's rowing team places third at nationals
A few weeks ago, Juneau-Douglas High graduate Andy Dietrick thought he'd lost his chance to compete in this year's Intercollegiate Rowing Association National Championships as a member of Oregon State's varsity eight crew.

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