Monday, June 12, 2000

Government gunfire issue won't go before jury in Branch Davidian trial
WACO, Texas (AP) - The jury in the Branch Davidians' wrongful-death trial will not consider the issue of whether federal agents shot at members of the sect during the fiery end of the 1993 siege, a judge ruled today.

Government gunfire issue won't go before jury in Branch Davidian trial
WACO, Texas (AP) - The jury in the Branch Davidians' wrongful-death trial will not consider the issue of whether federal agents shot at members of the sect during the fiery end of the 1993 siege, a judge ruled today.

Around town

Obituaries
Frederick B. Harris

Obituary
ETHAN LEE KNULL

Around town

Obituaries
Frederick B. Harris

Obituary
ETHAN LEE KNULL

Inside out

Inside out

State to set test cutoff scores
ANCHORAGE - Education officials from around the state are meeting here this week to determine a complex method of scoring the exams that will decide the fate of thousands of Alaska students each year.

Alaska Air's woes boost cancellations
SEATTLE - For the first time since the deadly crash of Flight 261 last January, Alaska Airlines executives say some passengers are canceling flights.

Sharks are showing up more in Southeast waters
Sharks have always lurked in the waters of Southeast Alaska. But lately the shark population here seems to have grown dramatically.

Initiative may cost airport
The Peace and Quiet Coalition has gathered more than half the signatures it needs to get its aircraft-flight noise restricting initiative on Juneau's fall ballot, according to coalition spokeswoman Mary Ann Parke.

Blaze guts home
A fire early this morning destroyed an apparently unoccupied house in the Mendenhall Valley. The origin and cause were unknown this morning.

Police and fire

New totems bring out new stories
Juneau has a new piece of public art downtown, the Raven and Tl'anax'eet'ak'w totem pole by carver Stephen Jackson.

Boys and Girls Club opening behind Nugget Mall
A Boys and Girls Club will open in Juneau July 8.

Chamber uses ribbons to fight for logging
KETCHIKAN - Environmental and business groups are presenting different views of the timber industry in an effort to win over Ketchikan tourists.

Glaser posts bail, gets treatment
The allegedly drunken driver suspected of killing two Juneau residents in a two-vehicle accident on the Seward Highway has made bail and been ordered into treatment.

State and local briefly

District looks for home-schooled students
The Juneau School District is making a pitch for local students who are home-schooled and want to affiliate with a school district. It would mean another choice for local parents and more state money for local schools.

Ravens pose hazard on Wrangell's new golf course
Golfers in Wrangell watch for hazards in the sky, as well as on the green.

Jury: Negligence didn't cause diver's death
A Juneau diving instructor acted negligently during a diving trip that killed a local woman, but the negligence did not cause her death, a jury decided in a civil lawsuit.

Court to decide dispute over who owns waters
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court agreed today to referee a dispute over ownership and control of marine waters and submerged lands across Southeast Alaska.

Carver carries on dad's work with tram pole
An eagle, a killer whale and a bear are the three figures on a totem pole carved by Jim Marks of Juneau.

Boys and Girls Club opening behind Nugget Mall
A Boys and Girls Club will open in Juneau July 8.

More changes made to ferry schedule
An evaluation team peering into the innards of the disabled ferry Columbia may be on the job for several more days.

State to set test cutoff scores
ANCHORAGE - Education officials from around the state are meeting here this week to determine a complex method of scoring the exams that will decide the fate of thousands of Alaska students each year.

Sharks are showing up more in Southeast waters
Sharks have always lurked in the waters of Southeast Alaska. But lately the shark population here seems to have grown dramatically.

Court to decide dispute over who owns waters
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court agreed today to referee a dispute over ownership and control of marine waters and submerged lands across Southeast Alaska.

Behavior of sharks to be studied
It's illegal to fish for shark in Alaska, but Lee Hulbert plans to catch as many sharks as he can this summer.

Police and fire blotter

New totems bring out new stories
Juneau has a new piece of public art downtown, the Raven and Tl'anax'eet'ak'w totem pole by carver Stephen Jackson.

Auto club takes on the world in classic style
ANCHORAGE - For having just been driven across the Himalayas and Asia, the 1934 Lagonda M45 touring coupe looked in remarkably good shape.

Alaska Air's woes boost cancellations
SEATTLE - For the first time since the deadly crash of Flight 261 last January, Alaska Airlines executives say some passengers are canceling flights.

Initiative may cost airport
The Peace and Quiet Coalition has gathered more than half the signatures it needs to get its aircraft-flight noise restricting initiative on Juneau's fall ballot, according to coalition spokeswoman Mary Ann Parke.

Police and fire blotter

Sears on its way
It's no longer just a rumor: A Sears store could be operating in Juneau within two to three months.

State and local briefly

Chamber uses ribbons to fight for logging
KETCHIKAN - Environmental and business groups are presenting different views of the timber industry in an effort to win over Ketchikan tourists.

More changes made to ferry schedule
An evaluation team peering into the innards of the disabled ferry Columbia may be on the job for several more days.

Jury: Negligence didn't cause diver's death
A Juneau diving instructor acted negligently during a diving trip that killed a local woman, but the negligence did not cause her death, a jury decided in a civil lawsuit.

District looks for home-schooled students
The Juneau School District is making a pitch for local students who are home-schooled and want to affiliate with a school district. It would mean another choice for local parents and more state money for local schools.

Behavior of sharks to be studied
It's illegal to fish for shark in Alaska, but Lee Hulbert plans to catch as many sharks as he can this summer.

Carver carries on dad's work with tram pole
An eagle, a killer whale and a bear are the three figures on a totem pole carved by Jim Marks of Juneau.

Glaser posts bail, gets treatment
The allegedly drunken driver suspected of killing two Juneau residents in a two-vehicle accident on the Seward Highway has made bail and been ordered into treatment.

Providing a place to heal
From Alsek Street, where Costco customers drive past in a steady stream, Gastineau Human Services can look almost deserted.

Police and fire

Ravens pose hazard on Wrangell's new golf course
Golfers in Wrangell watch for hazards in the sky, as well as on the green.

Sears on its way
It's no longer just a rumor: A Sears store could be operating in Juneau within two to three months.

Auto club takes on the world in classic style
ANCHORAGE - For having just been driven across the Himalayas and Asia, the 1934 Lagonda M45 touring coupe looked in remarkably good shape.

Blaze guts home
A fire early this morning destroyed an apparently unoccupied house in the Mendenhall Valley. The origin and cause were unknown this morning.

Providing a place to heal
From Alsek Street, where Costco customers drive past in a steady stream, Gastineau Human Services can look almost deserted.

AMH handles fire well, but review needed
A fire is about the worse thing that can happen on a ship. That's especially true when there are hundreds of passengers, cars and other goods loaded aboard.

Who was that masked retired guy?
Today's issue in the news is: Social Security.

Alaskans' income lags
The numbers confirm what many Alaskans feel. The Last Frontier is not enjoying the national economic boom.

AMH handles fire well, but review needed
A fire is about the worse thing that can happen on a ship. That's especially true when there are hundreds of passengers, cars and other goods loaded aboard.

Word of mouth

Play review: `Fry Tales' entertains well
``Fry Tales'' at Perseverance Theatre, directed by Roblin G. Davis, is a loud, boisterous and barely-contained chaos. It is completely derivative of commedia dell'arte, music hall and cabaret. It is not only interactive, it's hyper-interactive. It is a frivolous froth. It is a foolish flummery. It is slapstick and a lot of mummery.

Breast cancer walk draws local woman
The weekend of Oct. 27, 2000, I'll be the only Alaskan participating in a special event in the fight against breast cancer called the Avon Breast Cancer 3-Day, a three-day, 60-mile walk. The net proceeds from the event will support nonprofit breast health programs in every region of the country and cutting-edge medical research on breast cancer.

Word of mouth

How much is enough?
Letter by Brian Flory

Alaskans' income lags
The numbers confirm what many Alaskans feel. The Last Frontier is not enjoying the national economic boom.

Time to protect roadside vegetation
Letter by Alan R. Munro

How much is enough?
Letter by Brian Flory

Play review: `Fry Tales' entertains well
``Fry Tales'' at Perseverance Theatre, directed by Roblin G. Davis, is a loud, boisterous and barely-contained chaos. It is completely derivative of commedia dell'arte, music hall and cabaret. It is not only interactive, it's hyper-interactive. It is a frivolous froth. It is a foolish flummery. It is slapstick and a lot of mummery.

Time to protect roadside vegetation
Letter by Alan R. Munro

Who was that masked retired guy?
Today's issue in the news is: Social Security.

Breast cancer walk draws local woman
The weekend of Oct. 27, 2000, I'll be the only Alaskan participating in a special event in the fight against breast cancer called the Avon Breast Cancer 3-Day, a three-day, 60-mile walk. The net proceeds from the event will support nonprofit breast health programs in every region of the country and cutting-edge medical research on breast cancer.

Word of mouth

Word of mouth

Correction

Double-duty
Some runners said their legs felt like rubber. Others said they had trouble breathing. One had to stop in the middle of the race and stretch out a cramp; another shuffled along with legs stiff as 2x4's.

Youth prevails at mountain bike race
Youth was served Friday night as 14-year-old Mike Heumann claimed the overall title in the Juneau Freewheelers Association-Dimond Park Mountain Bike Race.

Youth prevails at mountain bike race
Youth was served Friday night as 14-year-old Mike Heumann claimed the overall title in the Juneau Freewheelers Association-Dimond Park Mountain Bike Race.

Correction

Double-duty
Some runners said their legs felt like rubber. Others said they had trouble breathing. One had to stop in the middle of the race and stretch out a cramp; another shuffled along with legs stiff as 2x4's.

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