Monday, June 19, 2000

Aristide partisans block Haiti's capital over election results
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - Militant supporters of former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide paralyzed Haiti's capital Monday, setting a large fire outside the U.S. Embassy, burning a U.S. flag and blocking streets to demand the release of last month's election results.

Aristide partisans block Haiti's capital over election results
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - Militant supporters of former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide paralyzed Haiti's capital Monday, setting a large fire outside the U.S. Embassy, burning a U.S. flag and blocking streets to demand the release of last month's election results.

Around town

Obituaries
GARRETT PAST

Around town

Around town

Around town

Obituaries
GARRETT PAST

Big Trees
ARNOLD, Calif. - This community grew up around logging 60 years ago, its history so entwined with timber it is building a logging museum. Now, however, residents are turning on the industry that once fed them.

Big Trees
ARNOLD, Calif. - This community grew up around logging 60 years ago, its history so entwined with timber it is building a logging museum. Now, however, residents are turning on the industry that once fed them.

Local author injured in collision
Two local drivers suffered minor injuries in a two-vehicle accident about 8:30 a.m. Saturday on Douglas Highway.

Preliminary study shows bells may not ward off bears
ANCHORAGE -- For years, conventional wisdom has advised people to make noise to avoid dangerous surprises while traveling in Alaska bear country. For those who choose not to talk, sing, clap or bang on a cook pot, that usually means wearing bear bells, a tried-and-true hiker's accessory.

Kodiak tries new test for shellfish toxins
KODIAK -- Kodiak Island is the testing site this summer for a newly developed Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning monitoring kit.

Whooping it up with the girls
The emcee introduced the Men of Seduction Male Dance Revue with a request.

Court lets group make its case for English
ANCHORAGE -- The Alaska Supreme Court has ruled that the group Alaskans for a Common Language can defend the state's official English law in court.

Local author injured in collision
Two local drivers suffered minor injuries in a two-vehicle accident about 8:30 a.m. Saturday on Douglas Highway.

Local bike thefts on the rise as summer arrives
Trick bikes disappear from lawns on Glacier Avenue and reappear in ditches on North Douglas. Mountain bikes migrate from back porches on Poplar Avenue and may never be seen again.

Awareness of Social Security promoted
As Social Security turns 65 this year, the federal system for providing retirement and disability benefits is being reconsidered.

Mechanics defend 1997 decision not to replace part on doomed plane
SEATTLE -- Two senior Alaska Airlines mechanics say they did nothing wrong when they overturned a colleague's 1997 directive to replace the jackscrew assembly on a Boeing MD-83 that crashed off the California coast more than two years later, killing 88 people.

Local bike thefts on the rise as summer arrives
Trick bikes disappear from lawns on Glacier Avenue and reappear in ditches on North Douglas. Mountain bikes migrate from back porches on Poplar Avenue and may never be seen again.

State and local briefly

Police and Fire

Search effort called off for missing man
The search for William Unick, a 48-year-old worker at the Ward Cove Packing plant at Excursion Inlet, has been suspended.

Military registration gets a `B'
When it comes to registering its young men, Alaska is making the grade - kind of.

Rescuers search for missing Juneau man
Alaska State Troopers were searching Saturday for a Juneau man missing at Excursion Inlet.

Still seeking faster ferries
The state will probably go ahead with plans to build a fast ferry to run between Juneau and Sitka, despite not having as much money to spend as the project is estimated to cost.

Veteran feeling abused by the system
George Shean feels he was assaulted on two occasions when he sought medical help.

Heavy rain, late breakup closes Taylor Highway
FAIRBANKS - The Department of Transportation has closed the Taylor Highway because of heavy rains and a late breakup.

Juneau students race to fix car in D.C. contest
WASHINGTON -- A problem with the mass air flow sensor tripped up two Juneau men Monday as they competed in the Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills competition.

Veteran feeling abused by the system
George Shean feels he was assaulted on two occasions when he sought medical help.

Empire garners national award for new Web site
The Juneau Empire's new community Web site has won a top national award.

Mechanics defend 1997 decision not to replace part on doomed plane
SEATTLE -- Two senior Alaska Airlines mechanics say they did nothing wrong when they overturned a colleague's 1997 directive to replace the jackscrew assembly on a Boeing MD-83 that crashed off the California coast more than two years later, killing 88 people.

Police and fire blotter

Empire garners national award for new Web site
The Juneau Empire's new community Web site has won a top national award.

Garrett to step down
Opportunity is taking Tom Garrett out of Juneau.

Preliminary study shows bells may not ward off bears
ANCHORAGE -- For years, conventional wisdom has advised people to make noise to avoid dangerous surprises while traveling in Alaska bear country. For those who choose not to talk, sing, clap or bang on a cook pot, that usually means wearing bear bells, a tried-and-true hiker's accessory.

Alaska may get more say in mine
The United States and Alaska would be more heavily involved in future land-use planning issues in British Columbia, under a proposal put forward by the B.C. government last week.

Police and fire blotter

Kodiak tries new test for shellfish toxins
KODIAK -- Kodiak Island is the testing site this summer for a newly developed Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning monitoring kit.

Rescuers search for missing Juneau man
Alaska State Troopers were searching Saturday for a Juneau man missing at Excursion Inlet.

Still seeking faster ferries
The state will probably go ahead with plans to build a fast ferry to run between Juneau and Sitka, despite not having as much money to spend as the project is estimated to cost.

Military registration gets a `B'
When it comes to registering its young men, Alaska is making the grade - kind of.

Whooping it up with the girls
The emcee introduced the Men of Seduction Male Dance Revue with a request.

Heavy rain, late breakup closes Taylor Highway
FAIRBANKS - The Department of Transportation has closed the Taylor Highway because of heavy rains and a late breakup.

Police and Fire

Court lets group make its case for English
ANCHORAGE -- The Alaska Supreme Court has ruled that the group Alaskans for a Common Language can defend the state's official English law in court.

Awareness of Social Security promoted
As Social Security turns 65 this year, the federal system for providing retirement and disability benefits is being reconsidered.

Alaska may get more say in mine
The United States and Alaska would be more heavily involved in future land-use planning issues in British Columbia, under a proposal put forward by the B.C. government last week.

Search effort called off for missing man
The search for William Unick, a 48-year-old worker at the Ward Cove Packing plant at Excursion Inlet, has been suspended.

State and local briefly

Garrett to step down
Opportunity is taking Tom Garrett out of Juneau.

Juneau students race to fix car in D.C. contest
WASHINGTON -- A problem with the mass air flow sensor tripped up two Juneau men Monday as they competed in the Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills competition.

Leaking brains and lost passports
The last thing I said to my teenaged son as I put him on the plane for Europe was: ``Don't lose your passport!''

`Killing' and `taking' are two different things
This letter is in response to your article on June 13, which stated a federal jury found Mr. Ralph Boyington guilty of killing a sea lion. As a member of the jury

Time for FDA to free up political hostage - RU 486
BOSTON - It's been stuck on the tarmac for so long that by now RU 486 sounds like the flight number of a plane taken hostage. And that's not far from the truth.

What the FAA has said about Alaska Airlines
Over the past few weeks, a fatal crash and several other incidents have raised concerns about the safety of Alaska Airlines.

Whittier's road might shed light on debate
In the June 6 edition of USA Today, the paper's ``Across the Nation'' page reported this about Alaska:

E-mail about the fire on the Columbia
The following is part of an e-mail I received from one of two guests from our B&B who were on the Columbia bound for Bellingham. I've heard there were complaints about ferry staff, but the complainers must have been on a different ferry.

Word of mouth

`Killing' and `taking' are two different things
This letter is in response to your article on June 13, which stated a federal jury found Mr. Ralph Boyington guilty of killing a sea lion. As a member of the jury

Word of mouth

Unhappy in Hoonah
On June 14, I spoke with Tommie Lee of the National Park Service at Glacier Bay. It was explained to me that making an exception to my particular case involving the ``interim payments'' for Dungeness Crab Processors could not and would not be considered.

Unhappy in Hoonah
On June 14, I spoke with Tommie Lee of the National Park Service at Glacier Bay. It was explained to me that making an exception to my particular case involving the ``interim payments'' for Dungeness Crab Processors could not and would not be considered.

Whittier's road might shed light on debate
In the June 6 edition of USA Today, the paper's ``Across the Nation'' page reported this about Alaska:

Tuberculosis in Alaska is difficult to eliminate
The following editorial appeared in the Anchorage Daily News:

Word of mouth

Industrial tourism is only part of the problem
I am concerned over the growth of ``industrial government.'' Please don't misunderstand me, I'm in support of the folks who deliver the mail, guard our shores, plow snow and pilot the ferry, but this unchecked onslaught of ``industrial government'' must be regulated.

Word of mouth

Tuberculosis in Alaska is difficult to eliminate
The following editorial appeared in the Anchorage Daily News:

Leaking brains and lost passports
The last thing I said to my teenaged son as I put him on the plane for Europe was: ``Don't lose your passport!''

Industrial tourism is only part of the problem
I am concerned over the growth of ``industrial government.'' Please don't misunderstand me, I'm in support of the folks who deliver the mail, guard our shores, plow snow and pilot the ferry, but this unchecked onslaught of ``industrial government'' must be regulated.

What the FAA has said about Alaska Airlines
Over the past few weeks, a fatal crash and several other incidents have raised concerns about the safety of Alaska Airlines.

E-mail about the fire on the Columbia
The following is part of an e-mail I received from one of two guests from our B&B who were on the Columbia bound for Bellingham. I've heard there were complaints about ferry staff, but the complainers must have been on a different ferry.

Time for FDA to free up political hostage - RU 486
BOSTON - It's been stuck on the tarmac for so long that by now RU 486 sounds like the flight number of a plane taken hostage. And that's not far from the truth.

Sports in Juneau

Sitka team wins Kluane-Chilkat relay
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.

A new heart means new life
Last November was a bleak time for the family of Chrysantha Bradley.

Bentz learning ways of pitching
ANCHORAGE -- A year ago, Chad Bentz pitched with his arm. Now he pitches with his head, too.

A new heart means new life
Last November was a bleak time for the family of Chrysantha Bradley.

Corrections

Sitka team wins Kluane-Chilkat relay
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.

Bentz learning ways of pitching
ANCHORAGE -- A year ago, Chad Bentz pitched with his arm. Now he pitches with his head, too.

Corrections

Sports in Juneau

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