Tuesday, June 27, 2000

On the move
Jorgensen promoted to program manager: Carol Jorgensen, assistant forest supervisor of the Tongass National Forest in Petersburg has been promoted to National Tribal Program Manager for the U.S. Forest Service in Washington D.C. Jorgensen, a Tlingit Indian of the Eagle/Killerwhale Clan and a shareholder in Sealaska Corp., previously lived in Juneau.

Workers needed
KENAI - Slime lines made up of transient workers and college students seem to be a thing of the past on the Kenai Peninsula.

ASMI finds demand for canned salmon
KENAI - Alaskans may argue about the merits of red salmon vs. king, or Copper River vs. Bristol Bay. But salmon fans beyond Alaska's borders aren't quite so particular.

ASMI finds demand for canned salmon
KENAI - Alaskans may argue about the merits of red salmon vs. king, or Copper River vs. Bristol Bay. But salmon fans beyond Alaska's borders aren't quite so particular.

Around the clock
Juneau's Emerald City just keeps growing.

Cheryl Ann Young, owner, Big Dog Bath House.

Cheryl Ann Young, owner, Big Dog Bath House.

On the move
Jorgensen promoted to program manager: Carol Jorgensen, assistant forest supervisor of the Tongass National Forest in Petersburg has been promoted to National Tribal Program Manager for the U.S. Forest Service in Washington D.C. Jorgensen, a Tlingit Indian of the Eagle/Killerwhale Clan and a shareholder in Sealaska Corp., previously lived in Juneau.

Around the clock
Juneau's Emerald City just keeps growing.

Overbuilt crab fleet may be reduced by government
ANCHORAGE - Federal legislation to buy out part of the Bering Sea crab fleet could be written soon, according to Sen. Ted Stevens.

Workers needed
KENAI - Slime lines made up of transient workers and college students seem to be a thing of the past on the Kenai Peninsula.

Overbuilt crab fleet may be reduced by government
ANCHORAGE - Federal legislation to buy out part of the Bering Sea crab fleet could be written soon, according to Sen. Ted Stevens.

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.

Gambling's largest shutdown set for July 1
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - In the biggest rollback of legalized gambling in U.S. history, South Carolina will pull the plug on more than 22,000 video gambling machines at midnight Friday.

Gambling's largest shutdown set for July 1
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - In the biggest rollback of legalized gambling in U.S. history, South Carolina will pull the plug on more than 22,000 video gambling machines at midnight Friday.

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.

Obituary
Darrel Harmon

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Darrel Harmon

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

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

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.

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 the State

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

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

State and local briefly

Schools, union negotiations stall
The Juneau School District and the Juneau Education Support Staff have asked for a federal mediator to help them agree on a new contract, the parties announced late Monday.

Couple rescued after four days
After nearly four days shipwrecked, two Juneau boaters found that unripe salmonberries are sour. But friends with float planes are sweet.

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.

Will court decision change Alaska primaries?
The U.S. Supreme Court has added a dose of confusion into Alaska's primary election plans.

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.

Dogs banned at Twin Lakes to keep it safe
It's no-dogs-allowed time at Twin Lakes.

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.

Coast Guard offers boat checks to cut down on accidents at sea
A family out for a day of fishing this spring near Ketchikan suddenly found themselves awash in 5-foot seas, clinging to a galley stove fuel tank.

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.

City abandons plan to drop assault cases
After being scolded by community groups, the city is backing off its plan to dump local prosecution of assault cases on the state. The plan was part of an effort to cut Juneau's annual million-dollar jailing costs.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Schools, union negotiations stall
The Juneau School District and the Juneau Education Support Staff have asked for a federal mediator to help them agree on a new contract, the parties announced late Monday.

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

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

Around Juneau

State and local briefly

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.

Couple rescued after four days
After nearly four days shipwrecked, two Juneau boaters found that unripe salmonberries are sour. But friends with float planes are sweet.

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.

Will court decision change Alaska primaries?
The U.S. Supreme Court has added a dose of confusion into Alaska's primary election plans.

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.

Dogs banned at Twin Lakes to keep it safe
It's no-dogs-allowed time at Twin Lakes.

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

Coast Guard offers boat checks to cut down on accidents at sea
A family out for a day of fishing this spring near Ketchikan suddenly found themselves awash in 5-foot seas, clinging to a galley stove fuel tank.

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

City abandons plan to drop assault cases
After being scolded by community groups, the city is backing off its plan to dump local prosecution of assault cases on the state. The plan was part of an effort to cut Juneau's annual million-dollar jailing costs.

Around the State

State relaxes king salmon limits
The quota for king salmon catches in Southeast has jumped by 37,000 fish because of a change in stock estimates. The change has prompted the state to lift controversial limits on nonresident anglers and guided sport fishermen.

Oil prices plug state's deficit
The state's budget gap is, for now, being filled with oil.

State relaxes king salmon limits
The quota for king salmon catches in Southeast has jumped by 37,000 fish because of a change in stock estimates. The change has prompted the state to lift controversial limits on nonresident anglers and guided sport fishermen.

Oil prices plug state's deficit
The state's budget gap is, for now, being filled with oil.

Around Juneau

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

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.

Lot more pseudo than survivor here
It isn't the barbecued rat feast that got to me, although I am grateful to the all-purpose food critic who declared, ``It tastes like chicken.'' Thanks for the tip.

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.

Pen pal search
I am going into second grade and I am almost 7-years-old. I am writing because I would like to write to a pen pal in Juneau.

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.

Word of mouth
The low grades on the high school qualifying exam is certainly a wake-up call for the state. But we shouldn't blame the teachers. All the teachers I know do the best they can with the large number of students they work with. What needs to change is our whole theory about personalization and the ability for teachers to really work with students. I would hate to see the state take the easy way out and blame the teachers.

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

Word of mouth
The low grades on the high school qualifying exam is certainly a wake-up call for the state. But we shouldn't blame the teachers. All the teachers I know do the best they can with the large number of students they work with. What needs to change is our whole theory about personalization and the ability for teachers to really work with students. I would hate to see the state take the easy way out and blame the teachers.

Fueled up and fuming
The following editorial appeared in Friday's edition of the Orlando Sentinel:

Pen pal search
I am going into second grade and I am almost 7-years-old. I am writing because I would like to write to a pen pal in Juneau.

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

Lot more pseudo than survivor here
It isn't the barbecued rat feast that got to me, although I am grateful to the all-purpose food critic who declared, ``It tastes like chicken.'' Thanks for the tip.

Fueled up and fuming
The following editorial appeared in Friday's edition of the Orlando Sentinel:

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.

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.

Local Baseball
Gastineau Channel Little League scores for the week ending June 24.

UAF shooter wins national title, but not second Olympics berth
FAIRBANKS -- University of Alaska Fairbanks rifle team member Melissa Mulloy added a national championship to her laurels on Monday, but her score still wasn't high enough to propel to a spot on the U.S. Olympic team in a second event.

Rainball Champs
Past champions from the Rainball Invitational softball tournament, hosted by the Juneau Sports Association during the Gold Rush Days celebration at Dimond Park.

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.

Local Baseball
Gastineau Channel Little League scores for the week ending June 24.

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.

UAF shooter wins national title, but not second Olympics berth
FAIRBANKS -- University of Alaska Fairbanks rifle team member Melissa Mulloy added a national championship to her laurels on Monday, but her score still wasn't high enough to propel to a spot on the U.S. Olympic team in a second event.

Rainball Champs
Past champions from the Rainball Invitational softball tournament, hosted by the Juneau Sports Association during the Gold Rush Days celebration at Dimond Park.

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.

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