Thursday, June 22, 2000

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.

Special counsel sought for Gore fund-raising controversy
WASHINGTON (AP) - A top Justice Department prosecutor has recommended a special counsel be appointed to investigate Vice President Al Gore in the 1996 campaign fund-raising controversy, government officials said Thursday.

Special counsel sought for Gore fund-raising controversy
WASHINGTON (AP) - A top Justice Department prosecutor has recommended a special counsel be appointed to investigate Vice President Al Gore in the 1996 campaign fund-raising controversy, government officials said Thursday.

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.

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

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

Around town

Around town

Thank you . . .
...for raffle donations

Neighbors briefly

Around town

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

Pet of the week

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.

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

Pet of the week

Around town

Rain Van Den Berg: revitalized by art

Music from Sitka stage
After serenading Sitka for several weeks, four of the musicians from the Sitka Summer Music Festival will perform in Juneau this weekend.

Our band is marching on
Patriotic lip killers and ``Amazing Grace'' await the members of the Juneau Volunteer Marching Band.

Rain Van Den Berg: revitalized by art

Music from Sitka stage
After serenading Sitka for several weeks, four of the musicians from the Sitka Summer Music Festival will perform in Juneau this weekend.

Entertainment calendar

Entertainment calendar

Our band is marching on
Patriotic lip killers and ``Amazing Grace'' await the members of the Juneau Volunteer Marching Band.

Styles converge at theater workshops
Perseverance Theatre has traded Lady Lou for food for the soul.

Styles converge at theater workshops
Perseverance Theatre has traded Lady Lou for food for the soul.

Taking a different look at `Robin Hood'
A new version of ``Robin Hood,'' with a spunky Maid Marian and slew of comic one-liners, will be presented this weekend by the Alaska Theatre of Youth.

Taking a different look at `Robin Hood'
A new version of ``Robin Hood,'' with a spunky Maid Marian and slew of comic one-liners, will be presented this weekend by the Alaska Theatre of Youth.

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.

Asphalt plan stirs worries
Plans for an asphalt plant off Montana Creek Road have changed.

Alaska gas prices fall as national prices climb
FAIRBANKS -- Something unusual has happened to the price of gasoline in Alaska.

State and local briefly

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.

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.

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.

State and local briefly

Center's summer classes teach, keep children busy
Hands shot up, and the questions flew fast and furious at the Zach Gordon Youth Center.

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.

Fund-raiser set for sick baby
A fund-raising buffet has been scheduled to raise travel funds for a local child who needs heart surgery.

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.

School repairs may cost more
City and school officials want to spend $3.5 million more to upgrade Juneau-Douglas High School than they asked for in a bond package last fall.

Around the state

Hoonah harbormaster wins honor for safety
It's hard to get out of Hoonah's harbor without a life jacket. Harbormaster Paul Dybdahl has been known to chase down boaters and hand them the blue and yellow float jackets from a stash of loaners.

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

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.

Human remains found on Prince of Wales Island
A U.S. Forest Service worker surveying land for a timber sale on Prince of Wales Island on Tuesday found a Native burial site.

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, hospital 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.

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.

Asphalt plan stirs worries
Plans for an asphalt plant off Montana Creek Road have changed.

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

EPA may cite 4 cruise ships
Smoke spewing from the stacks of four cruise ships in Juneau earlier this month appeared to be in violation of federal and state air pollution limits, according to a federal regulator who conducted the surprise inspections.

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.

EPA may cite 4 cruise ships
Smoke spewing from the stacks of four cruise ships in Juneau earlier this month appeared to be in violation of federal and state air pollution limits, according to a federal regulator who conducted the surprise inspections.

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.

Center's summer classes teach, keep children busy
Hands shot up, and the questions flew fast and furious at the Zach Gordon Youth Center.

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.

Hoonah harbormaster wins honor for safety
It's hard to get out of Hoonah's harbor without a life jacket. Harbormaster Paul Dybdahl has been known to chase down boaters and hand them the blue and yellow float jackets from a stash of loaners.

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.

School repairs may cost more
City and school officials want to spend $3.5 million more to upgrade Juneau-Douglas High School than they asked for in a bond package last fall.

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

Fund-raiser set for sick baby
A fund-raising buffet has been scheduled to raise travel funds for a local child who needs heart surgery.

Around the state

Human remains found on Prince of Wales Island
A U.S. Forest Service worker surveying land for a timber sale on Prince of Wales Island on Tuesday found a Native burial site.

Alaska gas prices fall as national prices climb
FAIRBANKS -- Something unusual has happened to the price of gasoline in Alaska.

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.

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

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

Landless shareholder speaks his mind

Roadless plan for forests will hurt Alaska
Letter by Jesse Hay

Landless shareholder speaks his mind

Seeing terror only as a good story
It is a sensational story, everyone agrees. But sensational is a remarkably ambiguous word that describes every wind that skitters across our emotional skin: hot or cold, fear or love, terror or titillation.

Word of mouth

Prying open trade between Cuba, U.S.
The following editorial appeared in today's edition of the Los Angeles Times:

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

Word of mouth

Roadless plan for forests will hurt Alaska
Letter by Jesse Hay

Word of mouth

Seeing terror only as a good story
It is a sensational story, everyone agrees. But sensational is a remarkably ambiguous word that describes every wind that skitters across our emotional skin: hot or cold, fear or love, terror or titillation.

Prying open trade between Cuba, U.S.
The following editorial appeared in today's edition of the Los Angeles Times:

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.

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.

Sports in Juneau
Friday, June 23

Boozer family to leave Juneau
The Boozer family is leaving Juneau next month.

Sports in Juneau

A Surprise victory
The Spirit of Adventure trophy is returning to Juneau.

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.

Boozer family to leave Juneau
The Boozer family is leaving Juneau next month.

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

A Surprise victory
The Spirit of Adventure trophy is returning to Juneau.

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
Friday, June 23

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

Sports in Juneau

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