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Wednesday, June 21, 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.

On the move

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.

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.

On the move

Business Profile
Diane Biggness

Business Profile
Diane Biggness

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.

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.

Biz briefs

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.

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.

Federal report cites corrupt gun dealers, shows
WASHINGTON - Large numbers of firearms are illegally distributed by corrupt gun dealers and at gun shows, according to a government report that also found that a quarter of traffickers are convicted felons.

Federal report cites corrupt gun dealers, shows
WASHINGTON - Large numbers of firearms are illegally distributed by corrupt gun dealers and at gun shows, according to a government report that also found that a quarter of traffickers are convicted felons.

Pet of the week

Around town
Tuesday, June 20

Palliative care: A step before hospice
Hospice care means taking care of the whole person - body, mind, spirit, heart and soul - at the end of life.

Palliative care: A step before hospice
Hospice care means taking care of the whole person - body, mind, spirit, heart and soul - at the end of life.

Weddings & Anniversaries
Elizabeth Hagevig and Kevin Deutsche, Fran and George Pierce

Neighbors briefly

Summer garden party starts up this week
The summer garden party starts this week. Days are as long as they're going to get, everything that's going to leaf out has done so and fruit is beginning to show up in the landscape. Tiny crabapples have formed where the abundant bl

Around town

Around town
Tuesday, June 20

Neighbors briefly

Pet of the week

Thank you . . .
...for raffle donations

Summer garden party starts up this week
The summer garden party starts this week. Days are as long as they're going to get, everything that's going to leaf out has done so and fruit is beginning to show up in the landscape. Tiny crabapples have formed where the abundant bl

Thank you . . .
...for raffle donations

Weddings & Anniversaries
Elizabeth Hagevig and Kevin Deutsche, Fran and George Pierce

Around town

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.

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

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.

Team recovering bodies from plane crash
ANCHORAGE -- As friends and family members struggled with their grief, the bodies of a pilot and three mountaineering rangers were being recovered today from the site of a plane crash near Mount McKinley.

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.

Police and Fire
Juneau police, fire officials, hospital officials, the Juneau Crime Line and state troopers reported:

State and local briefly
Search on for missing plane

Fairbanks teen sentenced to 30 years in prison for crime spree
FAIRBANKS -- A Fairbanks teen who shot a woman at random and set fire to an apartment building was sentenced to 30 years in prison Tuesday.

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.

District makes changes to respond to concerns about gifted program
The Juneau School District has taken a few steps to improve the program for gifted and talented students, especially in the middle schools.

State and local briefly
Search on for missing plane

Watching the ice caps melt
FAIRBANKS -- Geophysicist Josefino Comiso looks at the Arctic ice cap from above. Colleague Peter Wadhams makes his observations from below.

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.

Past candidate suggests he fill Garrett's position
With Tom Garrett's imminent departure from the Juneau Assembly on July 10, former political opponent Jim Demers is offering himself up as a replacement.

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

Alaska trying to lure teachers to cope with national shortage
ANCHORAGE -- Faced with a national teacher shortage and aggressive recruiting by other states, Alaska education officials are considering incentives ranging from health club memberships to forgiveness of state student loans to attract and keep teachers in Alaska.

Board drops controversial history class
The Juneau School Board, facing public criticism, has backed off its plan to have a required year-long high school course in Western civilization.

Alaska trying to lure teachers to cope with national shortage
ANCHORAGE -- Faced with a national teacher shortage and aggressive recruiting by other states, Alaska education officials are considering incentives ranging from health club memberships to forgiveness of state student loans to attract and keep teachers in Alaska.

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.

Past candidate suggests he fill Garrett's position
With Tom Garrett's imminent departure from the Juneau Assembly on July 10, former political opponent Jim Demers is offering himself up as a replacement.

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

Watching the ice caps melt
FAIRBANKS -- Geophysicist Josefino Comiso looks at the Arctic ice cap from above. Colleague Peter Wadhams makes his observations from below.

Correction

District makes changes to respond to concerns about gifted program
The Juneau School District has taken a few steps to improve the program for gifted and talented students, especially in the middle schools.

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

Flight keeps father from dying child
For lack of room on an Alaska Airlines jet, a father couldn't be by his toddler's side when she died.

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.

Around the state

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.

Team recovering bodies from plane crash
ANCHORAGE -- As friends and family members struggled with their grief, the bodies of a pilot and three mountaineering rangers were being recovered today from the site of a plane crash near Mount McKinley.

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

Board drops controversial history class
The Juneau School Board, facing public criticism, has backed off its plan to have a required year-long high school course in Western civilization.

Correction

Police and Fire
Juneau police, fire officials, hospital officials, the Juneau Crime Line and state troopers reported:

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

Fairbanks teen sentenced to 30 years in prison for crime spree
FAIRBANKS -- A Fairbanks teen who shot a woman at random and set fire to an apartment building was sentenced to 30 years in prison Tuesday.

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.

Around the state

Flight keeps father from dying child
For lack of room on an Alaska Airlines jet, a father couldn't be by his toddler's side when she died.

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.

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

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

Landless shareholder speaks his mind

Word of mouth

King salmon restriction
We were most surprised and shocked to receive the state news release regarding the additional king salmon restrictions being placed on charter anglers in Southeast Alaska.

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.

Enforced silence on leakers is misguided
The following editorial appeared in today's edition of the Los Angeles Times:

Suggestions for the AMHS
Letter by Sean C. McDermott

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.

Landless shareholder speaks his mind

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

King salmon restriction
We were most surprised and shocked to receive the state news release regarding the additional king salmon restrictions being placed on charter anglers in Southeast Alaska.

Enforced silence on leakers is misguided
The following editorial appeared in today's edition of the Los Angeles Times:

Suggestions for the AMHS
Letter by Sean C. McDermott

Marlintini's softball tourney
COED DIVISION II

Sports in Juneau
Friday, June 23

Marlintini's softball tourney
COED DIVISION II

Kluane-Chilkat International Bike Relay
Results from the Kluane to Chilkat International Bike Relay held Saturday from Haines Junction, Yukon Territory, to Haines, Alaska.

King salmon fishing improves this week
King salmon fishing in the local Juneau area continues to improve, with last week's catch rate improving to 15 rod hours per king. The catch rate year at this time was 38 rod hours, and the five-year average is 23 rod hours per fish.

King salmon fishing improves this week
King salmon fishing in the local Juneau area continues to improve, with last week's catch rate improving to 15 rod hours per king. The catch rate year at this time was 38 rod hours, and the five-year average is 23 rod hours per fish.

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau
Friday, June 23

Sports in Juneau

Kluane-Chilkat International Bike Relay
Results from the Kluane to Chilkat International Bike Relay held Saturday from Haines Junction, Yukon Territory, to Haines, Alaska.

Former Barrow resident to try out for U.S. Paralympics Team
BARROW -- Shirley Reilly is no quitter.

Former Barrow resident to try out for U.S. Paralympics Team
BARROW -- Shirley Reilly is no quitter.

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