Saturday, July 1, 2000

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.

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.

Correction

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.

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.

Community briefly

FYI

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.

FYI

Around town

Community briefly

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

Around town

Thank you . . .

Obituaries
Willy Hartman Kirkevold, Josephine Gladys Seltzer

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

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.

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.

Obituaries
Willy Hartman Kirkevold, Josephine Gladys Seltzer

Thank you . . .

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Police and fire blotter

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Word of mouth

How about a downtown green space?
Letter by Page Bridges

Now what will the assembly do?
Letter by Everett Hinkley

Now what will the assembly do?
Letter by Everett Hinkley

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.

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.

How about a downtown green space?
Letter by Page Bridges

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.

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.

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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