Friday, June 30, 2000

Government delays taking bald eagle off endangered list
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is not ready to remove the American bald eagle from the endangered species list in time for the Fourth of July after all.

Government delays taking bald eagle off endangered list
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is not ready to remove the American bald eagle from the endangered species list in time for the Fourth of July after all.

State Board OKs scores for graduation test
The state Board of Education is so far sticking with previously proposed cutoff scores for the new high school exit exam, despite the fact that many of the state's sophomores failed parts of the test based on those scores.

State Board OKs scores for graduation test
The state Board of Education is so far sticking with previously proposed cutoff scores for the new high school exit exam, despite the fact that many of the state's sophomores failed parts of the test based on those scores.

Correction

Best bets
One of the many highlights of living in Juneau is the way this town celebrates the Fourth of July. From the fireworks at midnight to the Beach Dance at Sandy Beach, our community really knows how to throw a patriotic birthday party.

Obituaries
Donald H. Prow

Around town
Thursday, June 29

Obituaries
Donald H. Prow

Around town
Thursday, June 29

Best bets
One of the many highlights of living in Juneau is the way this town celebrates the Fourth of July. From the fireworks at midnight to the Beach Dance at Sandy Beach, our community really knows how to throw a patriotic birthday party.

Weddings
Barbara and Robert Kaleopaa, Kimberly Welburn and Patrick Dooley, Samantha Bremner and Scott Gray

Community briefly

Weddings
Barbara and Robert Kaleopaa, Kimberly Welburn and Patrick Dooley, Samantha Bremner and Scott Gray

Around town

Sea otters making a return to Alaska
The sea otter ranges from central California north to Prince William Sound, westward along the Aleutian, Commander and Kuril Islands; on the southern tip of Kamchatka Peninsula and the southeastern coast of Sakhalin Island, Russia.

The human genome project: ethical concerns
Earlier this week, the Juneau Empire and most other media outlets carried a news story celebrating the fact that an initial ``map'' of the human genome had been completed. The human genome is made up of DNA, which has four different chemical building blocks.

Thank you . . .

Obituaries
Willy Hartman Kirkevold, Josephine Gladys Seltzer

Sea otters making a return to Alaska
The sea otter ranges from central California north to Prince William Sound, westward along the Aleutian, Commander and Kuril Islands; on the southern tip of Kamchatka Peninsula and the southeastern coast of Sakhalin Island, Russia.

FYI

Obituaries
Willy Hartman Kirkevold, Josephine Gladys Seltzer

Community briefly

The human genome project: ethical concerns
Earlier this week, the Juneau Empire and most other media outlets carried a news story celebrating the fact that an initial ``map'' of the human genome had been completed. The human genome is made up of DNA, which has four different chemical building blocks.

Around town

FYI

Correction

Thank you . . .

State museum celebrates 100th
The Alaska State Museum and Historical Library turn 100 this Saturday.

Entertaining the tourists
Las Vegas-style shows may be what cruise ship travelers expect for entertainment, but in Juneau it's the slice-of-life Alaskana shows that pack the house on luxury liners.

Entertainment calendar
Movies

Windham Hill pianist in Juneau
Windham Hill recording artist Scott Cossu is returning to Juneau for a Friday night concert and he couldn't be happier.

Windham Hill pianist in Juneau
Windham Hill recording artist Scott Cossu is returning to Juneau for a Friday night concert and he couldn't be happier.

Entertaining the tourists
Las Vegas-style shows may be what cruise ship travelers expect for entertainment, but in Juneau it's the slice-of-life Alaskana shows that pack the house on luxury liners.

Colleen Dilts, singer, dancer and actress
Studying since birth: For as long as she can remember, Colleen Dilts, 18, has studied at least one performing arts genre.

State museum celebrates 100th
The Alaska State Museum and Historical Library turn 100 this Saturday.

Colleen Dilts, singer, dancer and actress
Studying since birth: For as long as she can remember, Colleen Dilts, 18, has studied at least one performing arts genre.

Entertainment calendar
Movies

Judge: B.C. mine permit broke law
In what they hailed as a landmark legal victory, Tlingits in British Columbia have disrupted a developer's timetable for reopening the Tulsequah Chief mine near the Alaska border.

State to drop abortion appeal
Efforts to defend a stillborn law against so-called ``partial birth'' abortions will end.

Truck hits Alaska Airlines jet
SEATAC, Wash. -- An airport catering truck smashed into the wing of a parked Alaska Airlines jet at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, putting the airplane out of commission.

Well-known writer urges spiritual activism
She's been on ``Oprah,'' slept at the White House and sold millions of books. Marianne Williamson -- a woman whose claim to fame started with teaching ``A Course of Miracles'' to people with life-threatening diseases -- also spoke in Juneau on Thursday.

Arminng against drunken driving
Although Cindy Macaulay Cashen is under strict orders not to talk about the fatal accident motivating her, she is deep into organizing a Juneau chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Drivers.

State shuts GOP ballot
There will be two ballots at Alaska polling places in this year's primary elections. Lt. Gov. Fran Ulmer will sign emergency regulations today modifying the state's primaries, which will be held on Aug. 22. The move is in response to a demand from the Republican Party of Alaska that its primary be limited to GOP voters and the undeclared and non-partisan electorate.

ISP worker charged with child sexual abuse
FAIRBANKS -- A worker for a Fairbanks Internet service provider has been indicted on charges of sexually abusing two 15-year-old girls he met in an on-line chat room.

Police investigate death
Police are investigating the death of a motel resident reported Thursday.

Legislature to sue over Knowles' veto
The Legislature and Gov. Tony Knowles will likely face off in court soon, continuing a turf war as the Republican majority and the Democratic executive wrangle over who's got what powers.

Following a calling to Juneau
Steve Olmstead says he's living proof that God has a plan. In an unusual move for a member of the clergy, Olmstead returned to Juneau in late 1997 without a flock to lead.

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

Knowles kills road review
Gov. Tony Knowles agreed with almost all of the $7 billion of state spending the Legislature approved in the various state budgets for the coming fiscal year.

Rare thunderstorm leads to 4-car crash
Wednesday afternoon's unusual thunderstorm surprised local residents, deposited 1.16 inches of rain and helped cause a four-vehicle accident at the McNugget intersection.

Police push for bike helmet use
Sweets and safety have been wrapped into an enticing package by a new helmet incentive program.

Police push for bike helmet use
Sweets and safety have been wrapped into an enticing package by a new helmet incentive program.

Police and fire blotter

Police and fire blotter

Cleanup crew stumbles onto dangerous Cold War relic
ANCHORAGE -- An environmental cleanup crew working on the Seward Peninsula made a surprising discovery this week -- a decades-old container that apparently holds mustard gas.

Knowles kills road review
Gov. Tony Knowles agreed with almost all of the $7 billion of state spending the Legislature approved in the various state budgets for the coming fiscal year.

Group fights wildlife initiative
The Alaska Public Interest Research Group is starting a door-to-door campaign against a ballot measure that would prevent voters from deciding wildlife issues.

Conference supports local Native positions
Some local Native causes were embraced by a national American Indian organization this week.

Truck hits Alaska Airlines jet
SEATAC, Wash. -- An airport catering truck smashed into the wing of a parked Alaska Airlines jet at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, putting the airplane out of commission.

Alaska Airlines wins feds' OK
WASHINGTON -- Federal inspectors will launch special maintenance audits of the nation's largest airlines over the next four months, the Federal Aviation Administration said Thursday.

Police investigate death
Police are investigating the death of a motel resident reported Thursday.

State and local briefly

State shuts GOP ballot
There will be two ballots at Alaska polling places in this year's primary elections. Lt. Gov. Fran Ulmer will sign emergency regulations today modifying the state's primaries, which will be held on Aug. 22. The move is in response to a demand from the Republican Party of Alaska that its primary be limited to GOP voters and the undeclared and non-partisan electorate.

Watercraft accident involved alcohol
Alcohol is implicated in the death of local youth Travis Mason, but no one has been charged with supplying it, Juneau police said.

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

Alaska Airlines wins feds' OK
WASHINGTON -- Federal inspectors will launch special maintenance audits of the nation's largest airlines over the next four months, the Federal Aviation Administration said Thursday.

State and local briefly

Legislature to sue over Knowles' veto
The Legislature and Gov. Tony Knowles will likely face off in court soon, continuing a turf war as the Republican majority and the Democratic executive wrangle over who's got what powers.

Arminng against drunken driving
Although Cindy Macaulay Cashen is under strict orders not to talk about the fatal accident motivating her, she is deep into organizing a Juneau chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Drivers.

Well-known writer urges spiritual activism
She's been on ``Oprah,'' slept at the White House and sold millions of books. Marianne Williamson -- a woman whose claim to fame started with teaching ``A Course of Miracles'' to people with life-threatening diseases -- also spoke in Juneau on Thursday.

State to drop abortion appeal
Efforts to defend a stillborn law against so-called ``partial birth'' abortions will end.

Following a calling to Juneau
Steve Olmstead says he's living proof that God has a plan. In an unusual move for a member of the clergy, Olmstead returned to Juneau in late 1997 without a flock to lead.

Watercraft accident involved alcohol
Alcohol is implicated in the death of local youth Travis Mason, but no one has been charged with supplying it, Juneau police said.

Group fights wildlife initiative
The Alaska Public Interest Research Group is starting a door-to-door campaign against a ballot measure that would prevent voters from deciding wildlife issues.

Conference supports local Native positions
Some local Native causes were embraced by a national American Indian organization this week.

Cleanup crew stumbles onto dangerous Cold War relic
ANCHORAGE -- An environmental cleanup crew working on the Seward Peninsula made a surprising discovery this week -- a decades-old container that apparently holds mustard gas.

Rare thunderstorm leads to 4-car crash
Wednesday afternoon's unusual thunderstorm surprised local residents, deposited 1.16 inches of rain and helped cause a four-vehicle accident at the McNugget intersection.

Judge: B.C. mine permit broke law
In what they hailed as a landmark legal victory, Tlingits in British Columbia have disrupted a developer's timetable for reopening the Tulsequah Chief mine near the Alaska border.

ISP worker charged with child sexual abuse
FAIRBANKS -- A worker for a Fairbanks Internet service provider has been indicted on charges of sexually abusing two 15-year-old girls he met in an on-line chat room.

Word of Mouth

Is mankind ready to know this much?
They all talked about it as a book, although e-book is a better analogy. If the human genome were actually printed out on paper it would rise as high as the Washington Monument.

Word of mouth

Now what will the assembly do?
Letter by Everett Hinkley

The facts on ASMI
Letter by Barbara Belknap

MADD a welcome addition to community
More than one-third of all traffic fatalities in 1998 were alcohol-related. That's a sobering statistic, especially when you consider that of the more than 41,000 people killed in car accidents that year, almost 16,000 were either driving drunk, in a car with a drunk driver or hit by a drunk driver.

Is mankind ready to know this much?
They all talked about it as a book, although e-book is a better analogy. If the human genome were actually printed out on paper it would rise as high as the Washington Monument.

How about a downtown green space?
Letter by Page Bridges

Thanks for the paraglider picture
Letter by Greg Scott

Word of mouth

Stop posturing and end the Cuba embargo
Well, isn't Cuba just the topic du jour? If it's not something about a 6-year-old, then it's talk about lifting trade embargoes.

Now what will the assembly do?
Letter by Everett Hinkley

Stop pitting fisherman against each other
I have been sport fishing, handtrolling and power trolling for over 40 years. I have been in the charter fishing business for 15 years. My whole life has been centered around silver and king salmon fishing for pleasure and, of course, a living.

MADD a welcome addition to community
More than one-third of all traffic fatalities in 1998 were alcohol-related. That's a sobering statistic, especially when you consider that of the more than 41,000 people killed in car accidents that year, almost 16,000 were either driving drunk, in a car with a drunk driver or hit by a drunk driver.

Stop pitting fisherman against each other
I have been sport fishing, handtrolling and power trolling for over 40 years. I have been in the charter fishing business for 15 years. My whole life has been centered around silver and king salmon fishing for pleasure and, of course, a living.

Living a life of political compromise
Republicans say with some reason that the transcript of the Justice Department's interview of Al Gore regarding his 1996 fund-raising shows a vice president who can shave a definition or split a hair almost as brilliantly as Bill Clinton. But what is really illuminating about the transcript is the vivid picture Gore paints of the sheer grind that is the modern politician's life, and of the quotidian steps by which a man can deal away his reputation.

Stop posturing and end the Cuba embargo
Well, isn't Cuba just the topic du jour? If it's not something about a 6-year-old, then it's talk about lifting trade embargoes.

How about a downtown green space?
Letter by Page Bridges

Word of Mouth

Living a life of political compromise
Republicans say with some reason that the transcript of the Justice Department's interview of Al Gore regarding his 1996 fund-raising shows a vice president who can shave a definition or split a hair almost as brilliantly as Bill Clinton. But what is really illuminating about the transcript is the vivid picture Gore paints of the sheer grind that is the modern politician's life, and of the quotidian steps by which a man can deal away his reputation.

The facts on ASMI
Letter by Barbara Belknap

Thanks for the paraglider picture
Letter by Greg Scott

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

Emmons comes up just short of Olympics
FAIRBANKS -- For the second time in less than a week, University of Alaska Fairbanks sophomore Matt Emmons just missed earning a spot on the U.S. Olympic shooting team.

Runners head to the mountains, cyclists ride on flats this weekend
Runners in Juneau will head to the mountains this weekend as two local runs start and finish at the Perseverance Trail parking lot. Local cyclists, however, will stay on the flat pavement this weekend.

Emmons comes up just short of Olympics
FAIRBANKS -- For the second time in less than a week, University of Alaska Fairbanks sophomore Matt Emmons just missed earning a spot on the U.S. Olympic shooting team.

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

Runners head to the mountains, cyclists ride on flats this weekend
Runners in Juneau will head to the mountains this weekend as two local runs start and finish at the Perseverance Trail parking lot. Local cyclists, however, will stay on the flat pavement this weekend.

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