Friday, July 7, 2000

Yearlong protest of timber sale broken up by authorities
ESTACADA, Ore. (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service drove anti-logging protesters from roadblocks on the Mount Hood National Forest on Friday, breaking up a yearlong demonstration that had blocked harvest of a timber sale.

79,000 bicycle helmets, 2,200 bike trailers recalled
WASHINGTON (AP) - At the height of the summer biking season, two companies are voluntarily recalling about 79,000 bicycle helmets after government regulators found the headgear failed safety tests and would not adequately protect children or adults from serious or fatal head injuries.

Yearlong protest of timber sale broken up by authorities
ESTACADA, Ore. (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service drove anti-logging protesters from roadblocks on the Mount Hood National Forest on Friday, breaking up a yearlong demonstration that had blocked harvest of a timber sale.

79,000 bicycle helmets, 2,200 bike trailers recalled
WASHINGTON (AP) - At the height of the summer biking season, two companies are voluntarily recalling about 79,000 bicycle helmets after government regulators found the headgear failed safety tests and would not adequately protect children or adults from serious or fatal head injuries.

Best bets
After the non-stop activities of last weekend, this week looks a little slow, but there are definitely some interesting things to check out.

FYI

Obituaries
Frances J. Edgecomb

Neighbors briefly

Winners of events from Gold Rush Days 2000
The following are this year's winners of the events at Gold Rush Days (names are listed in order of rank):

Around town

Around town

Obituaries
Molly Ferguson Gottlieb

Neighbors briefly

Around town

Around town

Obituaries
Molly Ferguson Gottlieb

Thank you . . .

Weddings
Lucy Jones and Steve Potter, Betty Jo Devine and Gregory Acres

A lesson about Spirit and the Open Heart
The moment of recognizing that Divine Spirit has just worked in, through or around oneself can be life-changing. One may give care, trust in something good or face peril with courage and faith.

Thank you . . .

FYI

Obituaries
Frances J. Edgecomb

Best bets
After the non-stop activities of last weekend, this week looks a little slow, but there are definitely some interesting things to check out.

A lesson about Spirit and the Open Heart
The moment of recognizing that Divine Spirit has just worked in, through or around oneself can be life-changing. One may give care, trust in something good or face peril with courage and faith.

Winners of events from Gold Rush Days 2000
The following are this year's winners of the events at Gold Rush Days (names are listed in order of rank):

Weddings
Lucy Jones and Steve Potter, Betty Jo Devine and Gregory Acres

Don Drew, country western singer, guitarist and radio show host
Don Drew, country western singer, guitarist and radio show host

Voices of Summer
Love it or hate it, summer means tourist season in Juneau.

Don Drew, country western singer, guitarist and radio show host
Don Drew, country western singer, guitarist and radio show host

Entertainment calendar

Voices of Summer
Love it or hate it, summer means tourist season in Juneau.

A heads-up art exhibit
This month, Petersburg artists Pia Reilly and Susan Christensen will share the images in their minds.

Entertainment calendar

Native CD combines traditional, modern sounds
``Gathering,'' a new CD of Native Alaskan music and stories featuring a Douglas-born Tlingit elder, provides a unique listening experience.

A heads-up art exhibit
This month, Petersburg artists Pia Reilly and Susan Christensen will share the images in their minds.

Native CD combines traditional, modern sounds
``Gathering,'' a new CD of Native Alaskan music and stories featuring a Douglas-born Tlingit elder, provides a unique listening experience.

Pastor finds his calling behind bars
On his way to work each morning, Mick Ewing passes through numerous levels of security -- five gates, a metal detector. Only when Ewing has cleared them all can he proceed to the small chapel and office where he does much of his work as part-time chaplain of the Lemon Creek Correctional Center.

State says fuel from spill found in Susitna River
ANCHORAGE - Jet fuel from a train derailment north of Talkeetna last December has reached the Susitna River, a state environmental official said Wednesday.

Police and fire blotter
Juneau police, fire officials, hospital officials, Coast Guard, the Juneau Crime Line and state troopers reported:

Pastor finds his calling behind bars
On his way to work each morning, Mick Ewing passes through numerous levels of security -- five gates, a metal detector. Only when Ewing has cleared them all can he proceed to the small chapel and office where he does much of his work as part-time chaplain of the Lemon Creek Correctional Center.

Friendly skies at risk? Airline employees fight `air rage'
By COLLEEN VALLES

Farmer takes fifth stab at winning mayor's seat
Mark Farmer wants to be mayor of Juneau again. Farmer filed a letter of his intent with the Alaska Public Offices Commission this morning -- a necessary step for fund raising. Candidates for city office must file with the city clerk between Aug. 14 and 24.

Bears making regular appearances in backyards
With salmonberries ripening, bears will have access to more natural food and be less apt to raid garbage cans. But in the meantime, bruin sightings are becoming an everyday occurrence.

Missile test may set defense course
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon is counting down to a rocket launch tonight that could change the course of U.S. defense policy and present the next president with one of the most contentious international arms control debates in decades.

Editorial re-ignites capital move talk
An Anchorage editorial tying conflicts over tourism in Juneau with moving the capital is ``unfortunate,'' the head of the Alaska Committee said.

IHS, Ketchikan Natives disagree over treatment costs
KETCHIKAN -- Ketchikan's Native corporation is contesting an Indian Health Service ruling on the cost of treating the corporation's members at a regional hospital in Sitka.

Man saves injured bald eagle
Tim Ackerman has demonstrated his affinity for injured birds one more time.

Voters may decide on runoff plan
Backers of what is called ``instant run-off'' voting say they have more than enough signatures to put the idea on a statewide ballot in 2002.

State and local briefly

BP settles state dispute with $25 million
BP Amoco will pay $25.3 million to the state to settle a dispute over how much oil taxes the company owes Alaska.

BP settles state dispute with $25 million
BP Amoco will pay $25.3 million to the state to settle a dispute over how much oil taxes the company owes Alaska.

Police and fire blotter

Editorial re-ignites capital move talk
An Anchorage editorial tying conflicts over tourism in Juneau with moving the capital is ``unfortunate,'' the head of the Alaska Committee said.

Bears making regular appearances in backyards
With salmonberries ripening, bears will have access to more natural food and be less apt to raid garbage cans. But in the meantime, bruin sightings are becoming an everyday occurrence.

Alaska Airlines Is Faulted For Low Staff Morale
Alaska Airlines management for years allowed staffing levels to deteriorate and failed to communicate with workers, creating a cynical, demoralized staff, according to a report released Wednesday.

Voters may decide on runoff plan
Backers of what is called ``instant run-off'' voting say they have more than enough signatures to put the idea on a statewide ballot in 2002.

Activist aims to change primary
Michal O'Callaghan wants the state Division of Elections to subtract rather than add to bring the state's Aug. 22 primary election in line with a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision.

Missile test may set defense course
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon is counting down to a rocket launch tonight that could change the course of U.S. defense policy and present the next president with one of the most contentious international arms control debates in decades.

Around the State

IHS, Ketchikan Natives disagree over treatment costs
KETCHIKAN -- Ketchikan's Native corporation is contesting an Indian Health Service ruling on the cost of treating the corporation's members at a regional hospital in Sitka.

Native vets win window to apply for land titles
Nelson Angapak, vice president of the Alaska Federation of Natives, was in uniform when the deadline to apply for a Native land allotment in Alaska passed.

Man saves injured bald eagle
Tim Ackerman has demonstrated his affinity for injured birds one more time.

Around the State

Native vets win window to apply for land titles
Nelson Angapak, vice president of the Alaska Federation of Natives, was in uniform when the deadline to apply for a Native land allotment in Alaska passed.

Farmer takes fifth stab at winning mayor's seat
Mark Farmer wants to be mayor of Juneau again. Farmer filed a letter of his intent with the Alaska Public Offices Commission this morning -- a necessary step for fund raising. Candidates for city office must file with the city clerk between Aug. 14 and 24.

Juneau's longtime legislator headed to balmier climate
After 62 years in Juneau, political mainstay Bill Ray Sr. is heading south.

State and local briefly

Juneau's longtime legislator headed to balmier climate
After 62 years in Juneau, political mainstay Bill Ray Sr. is heading south.

Police and fire blotter

Friendly skies at risk? Airline employees fight `air rage'
By COLLEEN VALLES

Activist aims to change primary
Michal O'Callaghan wants the state Division of Elections to subtract rather than add to bring the state's Aug. 22 primary election in line with a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision.

Alaska Airlines Is Faulted For Low Staff Morale
Alaska Airlines management for years allowed staffing levels to deteriorate and failed to communicate with workers, creating a cynical, demoralized staff, according to a report released Wednesday.

Dandelion warriors work to rid Denali park of foreign weeds
DENALI NATIONAL PARK - On a cloudy June morning, Wendy Mahovlic scrambles up a south-facing hillside in the Savage River Valley, surveys the ground and spies the long, deep-toothed leaves of taraxacum - the common dandelion.

French cyclist pedals across 36 countries
By the end of his journey across the Americas, Philippe Jacq will have biked 105,000 kilometers, or 65,625 miles.

French cyclist pedals across 36 countries
By the end of his journey across the Americas, Philippe Jacq will have biked 105,000 kilometers, or 65,625 miles.

Police and fire blotter
Juneau police, fire officials, hospital officials, Coast Guard, the Juneau Crime Line and state troopers reported:

Dandelion warriors work to rid Denali park of foreign weeds
DENALI NATIONAL PARK - On a cloudy June morning, Wendy Mahovlic scrambles up a south-facing hillside in the Savage River Valley, surveys the ground and spies the long, deep-toothed leaves of taraxacum - the common dandelion.

State says fuel from spill found in Susitna River
ANCHORAGE - Jet fuel from a train derailment north of Talkeetna last December has reached the Susitna River, a state environmental official said Wednesday.

Voters beware on subsistence
Letter by Carl L. Rosier

Word of mouth

Making sure the rich pass on the wealth
For those who like their reality programming a bit more real, this controversy has all the popular elements of ``Survivor'' meets ``Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?''

Pay heed to those words from the north
A couple of days ago we ran an editorial from the Anchorage Times, which once again pushed for moving the capital. This time the Times used conflicts over tourism as an example of Juneau being out of touch with the rest of the state.

Making sure the rich pass on the wealth
For those who like their reality programming a bit more real, this controversy has all the popular elements of ``Survivor'' meets ``Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?''

Word of mouth

Fish and Game has no backbone
Letter by Max R. Mielke

Limiting initiatives not a smart idea
A small group of Alaskans apparently believe the ordinary citizen is perfectly capable of electing U.S. senators, governors and legislative candidates; can muster enough intelligence to vote on large bond issues; can make reasoned judgments on management of the permanent fund, but cannot be trusted to understand a game management issue.

The answer's clear: It's time to use less oil
The following editorial appeared in today's edition of the Los Angeles Times:

Voters beware on subsistence
Letter by Carl L. Rosier

Future secretary of the interior could be Alaskan
Letter by Don Stolworthy

Pay heed to those words from the north
A couple of days ago we ran an editorial from the Anchorage Times, which once again pushed for moving the capital. This time the Times used conflicts over tourism as an example of Juneau being out of touch with the rest of the state.

The answer's clear: It's time to use less oil
The following editorial appeared in today's edition of the Los Angeles Times:

Word of mouth

Future secretary of the interior could be Alaskan
Letter by Don Stolworthy

Limiting initiatives not a smart idea
A small group of Alaskans apparently believe the ordinary citizen is perfectly capable of electing U.S. senators, governors and legislative candidates; can muster enough intelligence to vote on large bond issues; can make reasoned judgments on management of the permanent fund, but cannot be trusted to understand a game management issue.

Word of mouth

Fish and Game has no backbone
Letter by Max R. Mielke

Smorgasboard of events for Juneau athletes
Athletes in Juneau can take their pick of competitive events this weekend. On Saturday, the athletes can go for a run with the 23rd Annual Governor's Cup Fun Run/Walk, ride a bike with the Historic Treadwell Trail Mountain Bike Race, or even go sailing with the second round of the 2000 Rum Cup Challenge.

Local Scores
JSA SOFTBALL

Local Scores
JSA SOFTBALL

Smorgasboard of events for Juneau athletes
Athletes in Juneau can take their pick of competitive events this weekend. On Saturday, the athletes can go for a run with the 23rd Annual Governor's Cup Fun Run/Walk, ride a bike with the Historic Treadwell Trail Mountain Bike Race, or even go sailing with the second round of the 2000 Rum Cup Challenge.

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