Friday, June 16, 2000

Coast-to-coast Mexican heroin trafficking ring smashed
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal agents made dozens of arrests Thursday as they broke up a multimillion-dollar Mexican heroin ring alleged to have smuggled unusually pure and cheap black tar heroin into new markets from one U.S. coast to the other.

Coast-to-coast Mexican heroin trafficking ring smashed
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal agents made dozens of arrests Thursday as they broke up a multimillion-dollar Mexican heroin ring alleged to have smuggled unusually pure and cheap black tar heroin into new markets from one U.S. coast to the other.

Gold dollar with Washington's face could fetch $100,000
MOUNTAIN HOME, Arkansas (AP) - Three weeks after he wrapped up a personal bankruptcy, Frank Wallis got some good financial news - he found a misprinted gold dollar that could be worth up to $100,000.

Gold dollar with Washington's face could fetch $100,000
MOUNTAIN HOME, Arkansas (AP) - Three weeks after he wrapped up a personal bankruptcy, Frank Wallis got some good financial news - he found a misprinted gold dollar that could be worth up to $100,000.

Around town

Killer whales and contaminants in Alaska
Have you ever wondered why killer whales have distinct white markings behind and slightly above each eye, or why they are so distinctly marked with white under the chin and belly?

Best bets
Activities for kids and dads highlights the weekend. For those over 21, there's the Jimmy Page All-Star Jam tonight and a dance performance for women only. It's not ballet.

Obituaries
Garrett Past

Around town

Killer whales and contaminants in Alaska
Have you ever wondered why killer whales have distinct white markings behind and slightly above each eye, or why they are so distinctly marked with white under the chin and belly?

Around town

Weddings
Kris Harrington and Jim Duncan Jr

Around town

Thank you . . .

Weddings
Kris Harrington and Jim Duncan Jr

The meaning and purpose of the b'nai mitzvah
Simply stated, the bar or bat mitzvah means that a 13-year-old Jewish child is old enough to perform mitzvot, the commandments of Jewish life, and become a son or daughter of the commandments.

Neighbors briefly

Thank you . . .

FYI

Obituaries
Norma Grace Butler Bartoo, George W. ``Bill'' Mann

Best bets
Activities for kids and dads highlights the weekend. For those over 21, there's the Jimmy Page All-Star Jam tonight and a dance performance for women only. It's not ballet.

The meaning and purpose of the b'nai mitzvah
Simply stated, the bar or bat mitzvah means that a 13-year-old Jewish child is old enough to perform mitzvot, the commandments of Jewish life, and become a son or daughter of the commandments.

Obituaries
Garrett Past

FYI

Neighbors briefly

Obituaries
Norma Grace Butler Bartoo, George W. ``Bill'' Mann

Entertainment calendar

Finding healing and peace through ESP
For most people, ESP stands for Extra Sensory Perception. For Bill Sturdevant, a Juneau practitioner of the Silva method, it means Effective Sensory Projection, which he considers to be the same thing.

Roblin Davis: existential clown and corporeal mime

Author explores golf in Alaska
Juneau golf enthusiast Karleen Grummett played almost every course in Alaska to research her new guide to golfing in Alaska.

Entertainment calendar

Finding healing and peace through ESP
For most people, ESP stands for Extra Sensory Perception. For Bill Sturdevant, a Juneau practitioner of the Silva method, it means Effective Sensory Projection, which he considers to be the same thing.

Face maker
Inspired by deer teeth, plastic tubing and Salvadore Dali, 14-year-old Orion Peter created the strangest faces to ever enter Valentine's Coffeehouse.

Author explores golf in Alaska
Juneau golf enthusiast Karleen Grummett played almost every course in Alaska to research her new guide to golfing in Alaska.

Concert to benefit birth center Sunday
Seven Juneau musicians will perform a Father's Day concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at Northern Light United Church.

Face maker
Inspired by deer teeth, plastic tubing and Salvadore Dali, 14-year-old Orion Peter created the strangest faces to ever enter Valentine's Coffeehouse.

Roblin Davis: existential clown and corporeal mime

Concert to benefit birth center Sunday
Seven Juneau musicians will perform a Father's Day concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at Northern Light United Church.

A voice for the next generation
Lonna Stevens likes to stir things up. ``My dad was involved with the American Indian Movement, and he taught me not to be afraid to speak out and use my voice,'' said Stevens from her office at the Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.

Teen-ager's assault trial scheduled for September
A judge has set Sept. 11 for the trial to begin of accused teen assailant Victoria Briseno.

Ferry costs run up
Fixing the boat is just one of the costs the Alaska Marine Highway System faces after a June 6 fire aboard the ferry Columbia.

Meetings let public speak out on Tongass road exemption
The U.S. Forest Service is beginning four weeks of public meetings in Southeast on its proposed rule protecting ``roadless areas'' in national forests.

Police and fire blotter

Senate OKs e-signatures
WASHINGTON - Congress cleared a path for the exploding growth of electronic commerce by passing legislation that will give a signature or record sent through cyberspace the same legal validity as a pen-and-paper document.

Young bill would give more Native vets land
FAIRBANKS -- Alaska Natives who served in the military during part of the Vietnam War say they're being frustrated by federal officials in their efforts to get a second shot at picking land allotments.

Oiled soil plans stirs concerns
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is leaning toward allowing petroleum-contaminated soil to be buried in berms at the Hank Harmon Rifle Range near Montana Creek.

Governor says no to bill giving university land
FAIRBANKS -- Citing the opinion of his attorney general, Gov. Tony Knowles told the University of Alaska Board of Regents he will not implement a quarter-million-acre land grant the Legislature approved over his veto in April.

Vehicle traffic threatens upper Cook Inlet gillnet fishing
SOLDOTNA -- Some 200 people were hard at work today, catching red salmon bound for the Kasilof River in the upper Cook Inlet's only remaining personal-use gillnet fishery.

State and local briefly

A voice for the next generation
Lonna Stevens likes to stir things up. ``My dad was involved with the American Indian Movement, and he taught me not to be afraid to speak out and use my voice,'' said Stevens from her office at the Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.

Correction

Noise critics get names to put measure on ballot
The Peace and Quiet Coalition submitted 2,643 Juneau voters' signatures endorsing its aircraft-noise initiative to the city clerk this morning. To be certified, the petition must bear 2,165 valid signatures.

State and local briefly

State and local briefly

Governor says no to bill giving university land
FAIRBANKS -- Citing the opinion of his attorney general, Gov. Tony Knowles told the University of Alaska Board of Regents he will not implement a quarter-million-acre land grant the Legislature approved over his veto in April.

Police and fire blotter

Judge gives minimum jail time to driver in fatal auto accident
Trevor Church was sentenced this morning to two years in prison with 18 months suspended by Juneau Superior Court Judge Larry Weeks.

Young bill would give more Native vets land
FAIRBANKS -- Alaska Natives who served in the military during part of the Vietnam War say they're being frustrated by federal officials in their efforts to get a second shot at picking land allotments.

Beware the lost and confused on Anchorage's Merrill Field
ANCHORAGE -- From the tower high above Merrill Field, it wasn't hard for the flight controllers to figure out that the 70-year-old grandmother with the kids in the back seat was lost. Seriously lost.

Oiled soil plans stirs concerns
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is leaning toward allowing petroleum-contaminated soil to be buried in berms at the Hank Harmon Rifle Range near Montana Creek.

Police and fire blotter

Senate OKs e-signatures
WASHINGTON - Congress cleared a path for the exploding growth of electronic commerce by passing legislation that will give a signature or record sent through cyberspace the same legal validity as a pen-and-paper document.

Alyeska CEO going to BP
ANCHORAGE -- Bob Malone, president and CEO of Alyeska Pipeline Service Co., has been named BP Amoco's regional president for the Western United States, Alyeska announced Wednesday.

Meetings let public speak out on Tongass road exemption
The U.S. Forest Service is beginning four weeks of public meetings in Southeast on its proposed rule protecting ``roadless areas'' in national forests.

Fans raise money for blind horse
The walls of Mojo's small stall are lined with buoys, their ropes scented with peppermint. The smell helps the recently blinded 2-year-old horse to navigate.

Fans raise money for blind horse
The walls of Mojo's small stall are lined with buoys, their ropes scented with peppermint. The smell helps the recently blinded 2-year-old horse to navigate.

Vehicle traffic threatens upper Cook Inlet gillnet fishing
SOLDOTNA -- Some 200 people were hard at work today, catching red salmon bound for the Kasilof River in the upper Cook Inlet's only remaining personal-use gillnet fishery.

Alyeska CEO going to BP
ANCHORAGE -- Bob Malone, president and CEO of Alyeska Pipeline Service Co., has been named BP Amoco's regional president for the Western United States, Alyeska announced Wednesday.

Noise critics get names to put measure on ballot
The Peace and Quiet Coalition submitted 2,643 Juneau voters' signatures endorsing its aircraft-noise initiative to the city clerk this morning. To be certified, the petition must bear 2,165 valid signatures.

State and local briefly

Police and fire blotter

Correction

Beware the lost and confused on Anchorage's Merrill Field
ANCHORAGE -- From the tower high above Merrill Field, it wasn't hard for the flight controllers to figure out that the 70-year-old grandmother with the kids in the back seat was lost. Seriously lost.

Judge gives minimum jail time to driver in fatal auto accident
Trevor Church was sentenced this morning to two years in prison with 18 months suspended by Juneau Superior Court Judge Larry Weeks.

Anglers' request rejected
A judge once again has turned down a sportfishing industry group's request to block some new king salmon fishing restrictions in Southeast.

Crew camps out on ferry as it's towed
Manned by a skeleton crew, equipped with portable toilets and emergency power, the crippled ferry Columbia is being towed by tugboat to Ketchikan today.

Crew camps out on ferry as it's towed
Manned by a skeleton crew, equipped with portable toilets and emergency power, the crippled ferry Columbia is being towed by tugboat to Ketchikan today.

Ferry costs run up
Fixing the boat is just one of the costs the Alaska Marine Highway System faces after a June 6 fire aboard the ferry Columbia.

Anglers' request rejected
A judge once again has turned down a sportfishing industry group's request to block some new king salmon fishing restrictions in Southeast.

Teen-ager's assault trial scheduled for September
A judge has set Sept. 11 for the trial to begin of accused teen assailant Victoria Briseno.

Initiative won't cost city FAA funds
The current scare tactic by tourism lobbyists to attack

Initiative won't cost city FAA funds
The current scare tactic by tourism lobbyists to attack

Putin shows his KGB face with arrest
The following editorial appeared in today's edition of The Washington Post:

What will come after Korean summit?
Any effort to ``engage'' a militarily aggressive totalitarian regime faces a dilemma. Summitry and trade may moderate such a regime, but they also may legitimize and sustain it. South Korean President Kim Dae-jung's ``sunshine policy'' toward North Korea and the Clinton administration's effort to coax North Korea to give up its weapons of mass destruction pose such a dilemma.

Word of mouth

Word of mouth

Half-empty or half-full for women?
The good news is that there wasn't much bad news. The brakes were kept on the backsliders. The leash was yanked on the backtrackers. Even the backlash was kept in its holster.

Natives, government can restore areas
Traditional wisdom and cooperation may help restore native cultures and plants. Both tribes and land managers have high hopes for tribal-state partnerships sending forth tender green shoots from the ground of a troubled history. The National Congress of American Indians meeting in Juneau, June 24th, will discuss these emerging partnerships.

Word of mouth

Working together is the solution
Letter by Aurah Landau

Half-empty or half-full for women?
The good news is that there wasn't much bad news. The brakes were kept on the backsliders. The leash was yanked on the backtrackers. Even the backlash was kept in its holster.

What will come after Korean summit?
Any effort to ``engage'' a militarily aggressive totalitarian regime faces a dilemma. Summitry and trade may moderate such a regime, but they also may legitimize and sustain it. South Korean President Kim Dae-jung's ``sunshine policy'' toward North Korea and the Clinton administration's effort to coax North Korea to give up its weapons of mass destruction pose such a dilemma.

Word of mouth

Working together is the solution
Letter by Aurah Landau

Natives, government can restore areas
Traditional wisdom and cooperation may help restore native cultures and plants. Both tribes and land managers have high hopes for tribal-state partnerships sending forth tender green shoots from the ground of a troubled history. The National Congress of American Indians meeting in Juneau, June 24th, will discuss these emerging partnerships.

Putin shows his KGB face with arrest
The following editorial appeared in today's edition of The Washington Post:

Gomez named NHL Rookie of the Year
Scott Gomez of Anchorage chose to be apologetic for a few moments Thursday night after being named the best rookie in the world's best hockey league.

Sailers gear up for Around Admiralty Race
Thursday night in Auke Bay Harbor Eric Twelker and his son Evan ran a used jib sail, a lightwind drifter, up the mast to see if he wanted to buy it for his boat, the Nirelle.

Juneau Special Olympians to compete in World Games
Three members of Juneau's Special Olympics Alaska program will be competing for the United States team when Anchorage hosts the 2001 Special Olympics World Winter Games in March.

Sailers gear up for Around Admiralty Race
Thursday night in Auke Bay Harbor Eric Twelker and his son Evan ran a used jib sail, a lightwind drifter, up the mast to see if he wanted to buy it for his boat, the Nirelle.

Kluane-Chilkat bike relay starts Saturday
Some 1,200 cyclists, including about 200 to 250 from the Juneau area, will hit the Haines Road on Saturday for the Eighth Annual Kluane-Chilkat International Bike Relay.

Kluane-Chilkat bike relay starts Saturday
Some 1,200 cyclists, including about 200 to 250 from the Juneau area, will hit the Haines Road on Saturday for the Eighth Annual Kluane-Chilkat International Bike Relay.

Juneau Special Olympians to compete in World Games
Three members of Juneau's Special Olympics Alaska program will be competing for the United States team when Anchorage hosts the 2001 Special Olympics World Winter Games in March.

Gomez named NHL Rookie of the Year
Scott Gomez of Anchorage chose to be apologetic for a few moments Thursday night after being named the best rookie in the world's best hockey league.

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