Friday, June 23, 2000

Federal workers in Alaska, Hawaii, territories win back pay
WASHINGTON (AP) - The government has agreed to pay $232.5 million to as many as 70,000 present and former federal employees to resolve a long-standing dispute over annual cost-of-living raises.

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 workers in Alaska, Hawaii, territories win back pay
WASHINGTON (AP) - The government has agreed to pay $232.5 million to as many as 70,000 present and former federal employees to resolve a long-standing dispute over annual cost-of-living raises.

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.

Around town

Around town

Best bets
There are no male dancers stripping in Juneau this weekend. There is a concert of classical music, a couple of comedies and a good rock band, though. The alpine country is opening up nicely for hiking and backpacking, and this weather is predicted to hold, for what that may be worth.

Around town

Best bets
There are no male dancers stripping in Juneau this weekend. There is a concert of classical music, a couple of comedies and a good rock band, though. The alpine country is opening up nicely for hiking and backpacking, and this weather is predicted to hold, for what that may be worth.

Graduations, deans' lists and awards
Harold Campbell of Juneau graduated with a master's degree in teaching from Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash., this month.

Weddings
Jennifer Mease and Eric Nordenson, Stephanie Koss and Dave Owens

Weddings
Jennifer Mease and Eric Nordenson, Stephanie Koss and Dave Owens

A full life lived mostly in ordinary times
According to Webster's Dictionary, one of the definitions of ``ordinary'' is: ``a set meal served regularly at the same price.'' It seems to me that we often live life in the ordinary. Life becomes routine.

Graduations, deans' lists and awards
Harold Campbell of Juneau graduated with a master's degree in teaching from Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash., this month.

Neighbors briefly

A full life lived mostly in ordinary times
According to Webster's Dictionary, one of the definitions of ``ordinary'' is: ``a set meal served regularly at the same price.'' It seems to me that we often live life in the ordinary. Life becomes routine.

Around town

FYI

Neighbors briefly

FYI

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.

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.

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.

Rain Van Den Berg: revitalized by art

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

State and local briefly

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

Copter crashes in B.C.
ATLIN, British Columbia -- A helicopter with four members of a Canadian film crew aboard crashed into a glacier near the Canada-Alaska border on Thursday.

Granny Franny gets ready to step out from behind the bar
Fran Sims has poured a lot of drinks in her time. ``She's served at least 5.6 million fluids ounces, 437,000 gallons and approximately 350,000 drinks,'' said Ray Massey of the U.S. Coast Guard. ``And that's a conservative estimate.''

City ponders fee wish list
Suggestions for spending proceeds from the city's new cruise ship passenger fee range from building a visitor center to expanding city bus service to stationing a tourism ``ambassador'' on the waterfront.

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.

Granny Franny gets ready to step out from behind the bar
Fran Sims has poured a lot of drinks in her time. ``She's served at least 5.6 million fluids ounces, 437,000 gallons and approximately 350,000 drinks,'' said Ray Massey of the U.S. Coast Guard. ``And that's a conservative estimate.''

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.

Planned Parenthood says state ignores abortion law
ANCHORAGE -- Planned Parenthood wants a judge to issue a contempt citation against the state for disregarding a court order to provide therapeutic abortions for poor women.

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

Naturopath: Blend traditional, alternative remedies for cancer
Cancer patients should view conventional therapies and alternative medicine not as diverging roads to a cure but as parallel and complementary routes, Dan Labriola believes.

Naturopath: Blend traditional, alternative remedies for cancer
Cancer patients should view conventional therapies and alternative medicine not as diverging roads to a cure but as parallel and complementary routes, Dan Labriola believes.

67% failed state grad math test
Three-quarters of Alaska sophomores passed the reading portion of a high school graduation qualifying exam this year. But only half passed the writing test, and only a third passed the mathematics test, state education officials said today.

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 blotter

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

Columbia wiring to get update
A decision has been made to upgrade the fire-damaged wiring of the ferry Columbia rather than simply replace the 26-year-old electrical connections.

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.

City ponders fee wish list
Suggestions for spending proceeds from the city's new cruise ship passenger fee range from building a visitor center to expanding city bus service to stationing a tourism ``ambassador'' on the waterfront.

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

Copter crashes in B.C.
ATLIN, British Columbia -- A helicopter with four members of a Canadian film crew aboard crashed into a glacier near the Canada-Alaska border on Thursday.

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

Columbia wiring to get update
A decision has been made to upgrade the fire-damaged wiring of the ferry Columbia rather than simply replace the 26-year-old electrical connections.

USCG gets new vessel to endure rough weather
Search and rescue missions just got safer for the local U.S. Coast Guard Station. After 15 years without a heavy weather motor lifeboat, Station Juneau recently accepted delivery of a new 47-foot boat that can brave 30-foot seas, 20-foot surf and 50-knot winds.

State and local briefly

State and local briefly

USCG gets new vessel to endure rough weather
Search and rescue missions just got safer for the local U.S. Coast Guard Station. After 15 years without a heavy weather motor lifeboat, Station Juneau recently accepted delivery of a new 47-foot boat that can brave 30-foot seas, 20-foot surf and 50-knot winds.

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

Police and fire blotter

Planned Parenthood says state ignores abortion law
ANCHORAGE -- Planned Parenthood wants a judge to issue a contempt citation against the state for disregarding a court order to provide therapeutic abortions for poor women.

67% failed state grad math test
Three-quarters of Alaska sophomores passed the reading portion of a high school graduation qualifying exam this year. But only half passed the writing test, and only a third passed the mathematics test, state education officials said today.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Word of mouth

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

Roadless plan for forests will hurt Alaska
Letter by Jesse Hay

Put the TV ad guys on prime-time
It's no secret the number of Americans watching TV has been steadily declining. I know why. The television industry can correct the situation if they'll just listen to me. Like all truly great ideas, mine is basically simple.

Roadless plan for forests will hurt Alaska
Letter by Jesse Hay

Boys and Girls Club open to all youths
Letter by Annette Ulmer

Word of mouth

Bad medicine in China
The crackdown on members of the spiritual group known as Falun Gong continues. In April 1999 Falun Gong frightened the Communist government by assembling some 10,000 people for a peaceful demonstration in Beijing. The government banned the ``evil cult'' two months later.

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.

Disgruntled tourist
Letter by Bill A. Belt

Word of mouth

Word of mouth

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

Bad medicine in China
The crackdown on members of the spiritual group known as Falun Gong continues. In April 1999 Falun Gong frightened the Communist government by assembling some 10,000 people for a peaceful demonstration in Beijing. The government banned the ``evil cult'' two months later.

Disgruntled tourist
Letter by Bill A. Belt

Boys and Girls Club open to all youths
Letter by Annette Ulmer

Put the TV ad guys on prime-time
It's no secret the number of Americans watching TV has been steadily declining. I know why. The television industry can correct the situation if they'll just listen to me. Like all truly great ideas, mine is basically simple.

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.

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

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

Sports in Juneau

Rainball Invite hits 25th year
The Juneau Sports Association's Rainball Invitational softball tournament will celebrate its silver anniversary when the 25th annual tournament opens tonight at Dimond and Savikko parks.

Sports in Juneau

Fools not only ones running at midnight
Strange things happen under the Midnight Sun, or Midnight Dusk as the case may be in Juneau, and tonight is no exception.

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

Sports in Juneau

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

Rainball Invite hits 25th year
The Juneau Sports Association's Rainball Invitational softball tournament will celebrate its silver anniversary when the 25th annual tournament opens tonight at Dimond and Savikko parks.

Sports in Juneau

Fools not only ones running at midnight
Strange things happen under the Midnight Sun, or Midnight Dusk as the case may be in Juneau, and tonight is no exception.

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