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Monday, June 26, 2000

State of emergency declared in Indonesia's Maluku islands
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Indonesia's president formally declared a civil state of emergency in the eastern Maluku islands Monday, saying fierce street fighting between Muslims and Christians had spiraled out of control.

State of emergency declared in Indonesia's Maluku islands
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Indonesia's president formally declared a civil state of emergency in the eastern Maluku islands Monday, saying fierce street fighting between Muslims and Christians had spiraled out of control.

Around Town

Around Town

Volunteers to build two Juneau homes
Women and men are banding together to build a couple of houses in Juneau -- for free.

Weekend drownings take four
ANCHORAGE -- Two people drowned over the weekend and another two were missing and presumed drowned in separate incidents, Alaska State Troopers said.

Alaska drops in kids' status study
Alaska ranks 33rd in a nationwide study of children's well-being, with the state scoring last among states in the number of child deaths.

Scores worry Natives
When many high school sophomores can't pass the tests needed for a diploma, it's time to panic, says Dennis Demmert, a retired University of Alaska professor.

Around Juneau

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

Weekend drownings take four
ANCHORAGE -- Two people drowned over the weekend and another two were missing and presumed drowned in separate incidents, Alaska State Troopers said.

Getting a rush from those golden days
Shoveling pea gravel or hefting 132-pound jack leg drills may not sound like much of a way to spend a weekend. To the competitors in the 11th Annual Gold Rush Days competitions, however, it's all good fun.

Supreme Court ruling could affect Alaska primaries
WASHINGTON -- Primaries that allow voters to cast their ballots for any candidate, regardless of party, violate the rights of state political parties, the Supreme Court ruled Monday in throwing out California's primary system.

Looking for hidden treasure
Dozens of Juneau residents waited with a mix of anticipation and apprehension to have possessions appraised Saturday at Mendenhall Center.

Rule to help humpbacks
No one would be able to approach within 200 yards of a humpback whale in Alaska, under a federal rule proposed today.

Around Juneau

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

Battle of the ballot
With just four months to go before the November general election, advocacy groups are starting to lay the groundwork for campaigns for and against various ballot propositions.

Around Juneau

Correction

Rule to help humpbacks
No one would be able to approach within 200 yards of a humpback whale in Alaska, under a federal rule proposed today.

Stevens suggests crab fleet buyout
ANCHORAGE - Federal legislation to buy out part of the Bering Sea crab fleet could be written soon, according to Sen. Ted Stevens.

Evangelist to lead four-day crusade
Many Juneau churches are gearing up for a Billy Graham-style evangelist crusade set for October.

Alaska drops in kids' status study
Alaska ranks 33rd in a nationwide study of children's well-being, with the state scoring last among states in the number of child deaths.

University of Alaska struggles with enrollment drop
ANCHORAGE -- The University of Alaska lost nearly 7 percent of its total enrollment in the last five years, but there are signs of a turnaround.

Scores worry Natives
When many high school sophomores can't pass the tests needed for a diploma, it's time to panic, says Dennis Demmert, a retired University of Alaska professor.

Sealaska: Prospects for ethanol?
You can't build a bookcase out of sawdust, but waste wood can help make a car go.

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

Belugas kept off endangered species list
ANCHORAGE -- Everyone agrees that it would be a terrible loss if beluga whales no longer swam the waters of Cook Inlet.

Getting a rush from those golden days
Shoveling pea gravel or hefting 132-pound jack leg drills may not sound like much of a way to spend a weekend. To the competitors in the 11th Annual Gold Rush Days competitions, however, it's all good fun.

Around the State

Looking for hidden treasure
Dozens of Juneau residents waited with a mix of anticipation and apprehension to have possessions appraised Saturday at Mendenhall Center.

16-year-old's body found near Fritz Cove
The body of Travis Mason, a Juneau youth thrown from a personal watercraft Easter weekend, has been found.

Around Juneau

Evangelist to lead four-day crusade
Many Juneau churches are gearing up for a Billy Graham-style evangelist crusade set for October.

Around the State

University of Alaska struggles with enrollment drop
ANCHORAGE -- The University of Alaska lost nearly 7 percent of its total enrollment in the last five years, but there are signs of a turnaround.

Belugas kept off endangered species list
ANCHORAGE -- Everyone agrees that it would be a terrible loss if beluga whales no longer swam the waters of Cook Inlet.

Sealaska: Prospects for ethanol?
You can't build a bookcase out of sawdust, but waste wood can help make a car go.

Stevens suggests crab fleet buyout
ANCHORAGE - Federal legislation to buy out part of the Bering Sea crab fleet could be written soon, according to Sen. Ted Stevens.

Battle of the ballot
With just four months to go before the November general election, advocacy groups are starting to lay the groundwork for campaigns for and against various ballot propositions.

Correction

Volunteers to build two Juneau homes
Women and men are banding together to build a couple of houses in Juneau -- for free.

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

16-year-old's body found near Fritz Cove
The body of Travis Mason, a Juneau youth thrown from a personal watercraft Easter weekend, has been found.

Supreme Court ruling could affect Alaska primaries
WASHINGTON -- Primaries that allow voters to cast their ballots for any candidate, regardless of party, violate the rights of state political parties, the Supreme Court ruled Monday in throwing out California's primary system.

Camping in Juneau: a rude awakening
Letter by Stephanie Masse

Yellow ribbons in Ketchikan
Letter by Colleen Scanlon

Don't ease up on tests because of bad scores
The scores are in and the results are nothing to cheer about.

Information on adopting a pet
This letter is in response to the sidebar article stating that there are more than 45 cats at the Gastineau Humane Society shelter and the Word of Mouth response stating that there are so many cats at the shelter because of the ridiculous adoption requirements.

Bemoaning the human that got away
A fundamental belief held by Americans is that if you are on land, you cannot be killed by a fish. This belief has been reinforced by the Steven Spielberg movies ``Jaws,'' `

Fed up with the feds
Much of the Empire's June 20, 2000, article on the meeting on the national forest roadless policy focused on comments from a person who was not even there, which calls into question the Empire's fairness and open-mindedness on this subject.

Word of mouth
Word of Mouth gives readers a forum to express opinions on a variety of issues by telephone. Calls must be limited to one minute and we reserve the right to edit calls for clarity, length and libel. The number to call in 586-4636. Then press 8255 to leave your message.

The Interior gets pricey
The following editorial appeared in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner:

Camping in Juneau: a rude awakening
Letter by Stephanie Masse

Mob violence seems to rule today
My hometown basketball team won the championship Monday night.

Word of mouth
Word of Mouth gives readers a forum to express opinions on a variety of issues by telephone. Calls must be limited to one minute and we reserve the right to edit calls for clarity, length and libel. The number to call in 586-4636. Then press 8255 to leave your message.

Information on adopting a pet
This letter is in response to the sidebar article stating that there are more than 45 cats at the Gastineau Humane Society shelter and the Word of Mouth response stating that there are so many cats at the shelter because of the ridiculous adoption requirements.

Mob violence seems to rule today
My hometown basketball team won the championship Monday night.

Fed up with the feds
Much of the Empire's June 20, 2000, article on the meeting on the national forest roadless policy focused on comments from a person who was not even there, which calls into question the Empire's fairness and open-mindedness on this subject.

Yellow ribbons in Ketchikan
Letter by Colleen Scanlon

The Interior gets pricey
The following editorial appeared in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner:

Bemoaning the human that got away
A fundamental belief held by Americans is that if you are on land, you cannot be killed by a fish. This belief has been reinforced by the Steven Spielberg movies ``Jaws,'' `

Don't ease up on tests because of bad scores
The scores are in and the results are nothing to cheer about.

Olympics beckon for UAF shooter
FAIRBANKS -- Melissa Mulloy's Olympic dreams came true on Friday when the University of Alaska Fairbanks senior successfully qualified for the U.S. Olympic shooting team in the sport rifle three-position shoot.

Fooling around at midnight
To be honest, some of the runners in the Only Fools Run at Midnight race early Saturday morning looked pretty darn foolish.

Youthful skiers lead pack in Glacier Roll in-line skate race
The Glacier Roll in-line skate race is a fund-raiser for the Juneau Ski Club, but the way young skiers keep winning the race it might as well be one of their showcase events.

Tolbert powers Taku Oil to Rainball title
Fred Tolbert can crush the ball, and Sunday Tolbert's bombs helped lead Taku Oil to an 18-3 victory over House of Liquor in the Men's Level I championship game of the 25th Annual Rainball Invitational softball tournament at Dimond Park.

Youthful skiers lead pack in Glacier Roll in-line skate race
The Glacier Roll in-line skate race is a fund-raiser for the Juneau Ski Club, but the way young skiers keep winning the race it might as well be one of their showcase events.

Fifty mushers sign up for Iditarod 2001
WASILLA -- Fifty mushers signed up for Iditarod 2001, with a famous name at the head of the pack.

Sports in Juneau

Tolbert powers Taku Oil to Rainball title
Fred Tolbert can crush the ball, and Sunday Tolbert's bombs helped lead Taku Oil to an 18-3 victory over House of Liquor in the Men's Level I championship game of the 25th Annual Rainball Invitational softball tournament at Dimond Park.

Olympics beckon for UAF shooter
FAIRBANKS -- Melissa Mulloy's Olympic dreams came true on Friday when the University of Alaska Fairbanks senior successfully qualified for the U.S. Olympic shooting team in the sport rifle three-position shoot.

Fifty mushers sign up for Iditarod 2001
WASILLA -- Fifty mushers signed up for Iditarod 2001, with a famous name at the head of the pack.

Fooling around at midnight
To be honest, some of the runners in the Only Fools Run at Midnight race early Saturday morning looked pretty darn foolish.

Sports in Juneau

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