Saturday, June 17, 2000

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.

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.

Weddings
Kris Harrington and Jim Duncan Jr

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

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

FYI

Neighbors briefly

FYI

Thank you . . .

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.

Weddings
Kris Harrington and Jim Duncan Jr

Thank you . . .

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?

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

Around town

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.

Neighbors briefly

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.

State and local briefly

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Police and fire blotter

Police and fire blotter

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.

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.

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.

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.

Word of mouth

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

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.

Working together is the solution
Letter by Aurah Landau

Working together is the solution
Letter by Aurah Landau

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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