Tuesday, June 20, 2000

Rare look at plant that powers the city
A group of Juneau residents got a rare look at the inside of the Snettisham hydroelectric plant south of Juneau on Saturday.

Company's pipe dream: Gas line to Lower 48
ANCHORAGE -- A Texas company hoping to build a natural gas pipeline from the Arctic has laid out its vision for a $5 billion project to move Canadian and Alaska gas to markets in the Lower 48.

Business Profile
Diane Biggness

Rare look at plant that powers the city
A group of Juneau residents got a rare look at the inside of the Snettisham hydroelectric plant south of Juneau on Saturday.

Business Profile
Diane Biggness

On the move

On the move

Biz briefs

Around the clock
Nearly a century after its first copyright, John Muir's ``Travels in Alaska'' is still showing up the competition.

Around the clock
Nearly a century after its first copyright, John Muir's ``Travels in Alaska'' is still showing up the competition.

Company's pipe dream: Gas line to Lower 48
ANCHORAGE -- A Texas company hoping to build a natural gas pipeline from the Arctic has laid out its vision for a $5 billion project to move Canadian and Alaska gas to markets in the Lower 48.

Biz briefs

Environmentalists poised to sue as feds release new salmon rules
SEATTLE -- The federal government issued new rules today to protect West Coast salmon and steelhead, but even before they were made official, the new regulations had a full spectrum of critics.

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.

Environmentalists poised to sue as feds release new salmon rules
SEATTLE -- The federal government issued new rules today to protect West Coast salmon and steelhead, but even before they were made official, the new regulations had a full spectrum of critics.

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
Tuesday, June 20

Around town

Around town
Tuesday, June 20

Around town

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Residents back ban on roads
Reacting to the proposed exemption of the Tongass National Forest from a policy protecting roadless areas in forests, Richard Gard of Juneau tried a spin on a famous Winston Churchill expression.

State and local briefly

Police and fire blotter
Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:

Scientist finds walruses fun and a big challenge
ANCHORAGE -- Biologist Chad Jay's idea of fun is crawling on his hands and knees among thousands of belching walruses to get close to his research subjects.

State and local briefly
Search on for missing plane

Police and fire blotter

Correction

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.

Native ed forum meets in Juneau
Educators and other interested people will convene in Juneau this week for the Southeast Alaska Native Education Forum.

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.

Congress of Indians to be held in capital city
The theme fits the times.

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.

City clamps down on camping along roads
Outdoor types can no longer set up their tents by the side of Juneau roads except where there are signs allowing them to -- and then for only 48 hours.

Governor fights to expand tribal power, gaming
ANCHORAGE -- The state wants to intervene in two lawsuits that could establish Native gaming in Alaska as well as extend tribal self-government powers to more than 1 million acres of allotments and town sites.

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.

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.

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.

State and local briefly

Scientist finds walruses fun and a big challenge
ANCHORAGE -- Biologist Chad Jay's idea of fun is crawling on his hands and knees among thousands of belching walruses to get close to his research subjects.

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.

Residents back ban on roads
Reacting to the proposed exemption of the Tongass National Forest from a policy protecting roadless areas in forests, Richard Gard of Juneau tried a spin on a famous Winston Churchill expression.

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
Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:

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.

State and local briefly
Search on for missing plane

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.

Correction

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

Native ed forum meets in Juneau
Educators and other interested people will convene in Juneau this week for the Southeast Alaska Native Education Forum.

Police and fire blotter

Congress of Indians to be held in capital city
The theme fits the times.

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

City clamps down on camping along roads
Outdoor types can no longer set up their tents by the side of Juneau roads except where there are signs allowing them to -- and then for only 48 hours.

Businesses split over promotions
The Downtown Business Association this morning reaffirmed its position against any ``exclusionary'' marketing programs that would be conducted on board cruise ships, an issue that is pitting some Juneau merchants against each other.

Businesses split over promotions
The Downtown Business Association this morning reaffirmed its position against any ``exclusionary'' marketing programs that would be conducted on board cruise ships, an issue that is pitting some Juneau merchants against each other.

Governor fights to expand tribal power, gaming
ANCHORAGE -- The state wants to intervene in two lawsuits that could establish Native gaming in Alaska as well as extend tribal self-government powers to more than 1 million acres of allotments and town sites.

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.

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

Courts says no games on school prayer
the following editorial appeared in today's edition of The Washington Post:

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.

Suggestions for the AMHS
Letter by Sean C. McDermott

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.

Who wants to work for ADOT&PF?
Recently, while bemoaning state hiring difficulties due to non-competitive salaries, state Department of Administration Commissioner Bob Poe cited 79 unfilled e

Word of mouth

Word of mouth
Monday's Word of Mouth was extremely entertaining. I haven't heard that much whining in a long time. There was not one narrow-minded complaint that the strippers were here, just that the Empire ran the story. If you need the Empire to set your mood for Father's Day or to set an example for your kids, you've got way bigger problems my friend.

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.

Word of mouth
Monday's Word of Mouth was extremely entertaining. I haven't heard that much whining in a long time. There was not one narrow-minded complaint that the strippers were here, just that the Empire ran the story. If you need the Empire to set your mood for Father's Day or to set an example for your kids, you've got way bigger problems my friend.

Word of mouth

Suggestions for the AMHS
Letter by Sean C. McDermott

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.

Courts says no games on school prayer
the following editorial appeared in today's edition of The Washington Post:

Who wants to work for ADOT&PF?
Recently, while bemoaning state hiring difficulties due to non-competitive salaries, state Department of Administration Commissioner Bob Poe cited 79 unfilled e

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

Marlintini's softball tourney
COED DIVISION II

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

Corrections

Marlintini's softball tourney
COED DIVISION II

Sports in Juneau

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

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