Saturday, June 24, 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.

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.

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.

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.

FYI

Neighbors briefly

FYI

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Neighbors briefly

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.

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.

State and local briefly

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.

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.

Police and fire blotter

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.''

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.

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.''

Word of mouth

Word of mouth

Disgruntled tourist
Letter by Bill A. Belt

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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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