Monday, July 10, 2000

Wildfires rage throughout southeastern Europe
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Hundreds of wildfires sparked by a prolonged heat wave raged through southeastern Europe on Monday, spurring officials in Bulgaria and Greece to declare states of emergency as meteorologists forecast a new spike in temperatures.

Wildfires rage throughout southeastern Europe
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Hundreds of wildfires sparked by a prolonged heat wave raged through southeastern Europe on Monday, spurring officials in Bulgaria and Greece to declare states of emergency as meteorologists forecast a new spike in temperatures.

Around Town

Around Town

Obituaries
BETTY MARIE KNUTHSON, WHEELER (BUD) JUSTICE

Around Town

Around Town

Obituaries
RUTH I. ALLINGTON, LELA ``CATHERINE'' TULLIS, FRANCES J. EDGECOMB

Obituaries
RUTH I. ALLINGTON, LELA ``CATHERINE'' TULLIS, FRANCES J. EDGECOMB

Obituaries
BETTY MARIE KNUTHSON, WHEELER (BUD) JUSTICE

Inside out

Inside out

Cold War outpost in Gulf of Alaska becomes bird sanctuary
MIDDLETON ISLAND, Alaska - On this lonely, flat island 160 miles from Anchorage in the Gulf of Alaska, researcher Scott Hatch is building one of the world's most unusual birdhouses - and a biologist's dream.

Cold War outpost in Gulf of Alaska becomes bird sanctuary
MIDDLETON ISLAND, Alaska - On this lonely, flat island 160 miles from Anchorage in the Gulf of Alaska, researcher Scott Hatch is building one of the world's most unusual birdhouses - and a biologist's dream.

Electric fence new weapon against hungry bears
DILLINGHAM -- Every summer for the last seven or eight years, brown bears have been irresistibly drawn to Hjalmar Olson's yard by the rich scents of drying salmon. They've ripped through the chicken wire surrounding the fish rack and torn through the plywood smokehouse to plunder the salmon.

Electric fence new weapon against hungry bears
DILLINGHAM -- Every summer for the last seven or eight years, brown bears have been irresistibly drawn to Hjalmar Olson's yard by the rich scents of drying salmon. They've ripped through the chicken wire surrounding the fish rack and torn through the plywood smokehouse to plunder the salmon.

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

Spruce beetle plague moving into Seward area
SEWARD - The spruce bark beetle has left a trail of destruction across most of the Kenai Peninsula, but so far its impact in the Seward area has been limited.

Alaska's per-capita income drops to national average
Alaska, once the national pacesetter when it came to per-capita income, is now merely average.

Squatters' campground being shunned
The $5-a-night Thane Road campground opened a year ago to draw squatters away from their digs on private land and elsewhere. That's not happening.

Woman honored for helping spouses of slain officers
Sue Reishus-O'Brien of Juneau has received one of 29 First Lady Volunteer Awards for her work with Concerns of Police Survivors, an organization she first learned about when her husband was killed in the line of duty.

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

Egan Drive intersection work, road resurfacing about to begin
Major repairs to Egan Drive will begin soon.

Beware bogus bills
If that crisp Andrew Jackson doesn't bear an iridescent number 20 in the lower right hand corner, use it to light a cigar.

Interior pilots warned of smoke dangers from fires
FAIRBANKS -- Heavy smoke from a series of Interior fires and the increased air traffic of firefighting planes could pose a hazard to private pilots, fire officials say.

State and local briefly

Paying a price for lost Glacier Bay fishing
What's the price for a lost lifestyle, wonders Richard Lundahl. He has commercial fished in Glacier Bay for more than 30 years, but was pushed out of his most productive sites under recent closures.

Bethel hires its first woman police officer
BETHEL - Jessi Nicholson is making history in Bethel.

Living up for the new Potter book
Harry Potter mania has hit Juneau.

Egan Drive intersection work, road resurfacing about to begin
Major repairs to Egan Drive will begin soon.

Bethel hires its first woman police officer
BETHEL - Jessi Nicholson is making history in Bethel.

Local FBI keeping eye on Internet fraud, child porn
A state of informed alert is the best defense against economic crimes. That's the message from Mary Beth Kepner, one of two resident agents with the Juneau office of the FBI.

Local FBI keeping eye on Internet fraud, child porn
A state of informed alert is the best defense against economic crimes. That's the message from Mary Beth Kepner, one of two resident agents with the Juneau office of the FBI.

Alaska's per-capita income drops to national average
Alaska, once the national pacesetter when it came to per-capita income, is now merely average.

Justice Department won't bar census sampling in Alaska
ANCHORAGE -- The U.S. Justice Department has refused to approve provisions of state law barring use of sampling to adjust census figures when new legislative districts are drawn - at least until detailed census figures are available.

Justice Department won't bar census sampling in Alaska
ANCHORAGE -- The U.S. Justice Department has refused to approve provisions of state law barring use of sampling to adjust census figures when new legislative districts are drawn - at least until detailed census figures are available.

160 on state pot list
At least 160 Alaskans are using marijuana to treat medical problems.

Spruce beetle plague moving into Seward area
SEWARD - The spruce bark beetle has left a trail of destruction across most of the Kenai Peninsula, but so far its impact in the Seward area has been limited.

Living up for the new Potter book
Harry Potter mania has hit Juneau.

Paying a price for lost Glacier Bay fishing
What's the price for a lost lifestyle, wonders Richard Lundahl. He has commercial fished in Glacier Bay for more than 30 years, but was pushed out of his most productive sites under recent closures.

Correction
Correction

Juneau Crime Line running short of reward money
The reward cupboard is bare at Juneau Crime Line.

State and local briefly

Correction
Correction

State and local briefly

Squatters' campground being shunned
The $5-a-night Thane Road campground opened a year ago to draw squatters away from their digs on private land and elsewhere. That's not happening.

Juneau Crime Line running short of reward money
The reward cupboard is bare at Juneau Crime Line.

Remains of tuberculosis victims heading home from Sitka
The remains of dozens of Alaska Natives who died from tuberculosis at a Sitka hospital decades ago are being returned to their home villages this summer.

Woman honored for helping spouses of slain officers
Sue Reishus-O'Brien of Juneau has received one of 29 First Lady Volunteer Awards for her work with Concerns of Police Survivors, an organization she first learned about when her husband was killed in the line of duty.

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

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

Beware bogus bills
If that crisp Andrew Jackson doesn't bear an iridescent number 20 in the lower right hand corner, use it to light a cigar.

State and local briefly

Interior pilots warned of smoke dangers from fires
FAIRBANKS -- Heavy smoke from a series of Interior fires and the increased air traffic of firefighting planes could pose a hazard to private pilots, fire officials say.

160 on state pot list
At least 160 Alaskans are using marijuana to treat medical problems.

Remains of tuberculosis victims heading home from Sitka
The remains of dozens of Alaska Natives who died from tuberculosis at a Sitka hospital decades ago are being returned to their home villages this summer.

Word of mouth

Project creates renewable energy
Sealaska Corp., the Alaska Energy Authority and U.S. Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory are evaluating the feasibility of designing, constructing and operating an ethanol manufacturing facility in Southeast Alaska.

Barry White is cleared for takeoff
If you're one of the millions of people planning to travel by air this summer, here's some important information from the Association of Commercial Airlines:

One `whiner' speaks up
In response to the letter from ``Citizens Against Whiners,'' the opposite of your coin is as if we should say, ``Isn't it grand that the concept of war crimes and crimes against humanity were not yet in force when we as a people subjugated or eliminated the Native Americans.'' That's absurd. Ya work with what ya got - we start from where we are.

Barry White is cleared for takeoff
If you're one of the millions of people planning to travel by air this summer, here's some important information from the Association of Commercial Airlines:

Word of mouth

Juneau needs to take notice

University land grant should not be forgotten
The following editorial appeared in the July 5 edition of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner:

Word of mouth

Don't fight the future
No television, noise pollution, tourist cars, trucks, road out of Juneau and nothing for teens to do.

Our role in today's less-than-friendly skies
Flying commercially just isn't what it used to be. In the old days - say 15 years ago - you actually got a pretty decent meal, everyone was nice, a lot of people actually wore ties, and it seemed you almost always left and arrived on time.

Project creates renewable energy
Sealaska Corp., the Alaska Energy Authority and U.S. Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory are evaluating the feasibility of designing, constructing and operating an ethanol manufacturing facility in Southeast Alaska.

Juneau needs to take notice

One `whiner' speaks up
In response to the letter from ``Citizens Against Whiners,'' the opposite of your coin is as if we should say, ``Isn't it grand that the concept of war crimes and crimes against humanity were not yet in force when we as a people subjugated or eliminated the Native Americans.'' That's absurd. Ya work with what ya got - we start from where we are.

A fond farewell to Sen. Bill Ray
Letter by Rosalee Walker

Word of mouth

Our role in today's less-than-friendly skies
Flying commercially just isn't what it used to be. In the old days - say 15 years ago - you actually got a pretty decent meal, everyone was nice, a lot of people actually wore ties, and it seemed you almost always left and arrived on time.

Don't fight the future
No television, noise pollution, tourist cars, trucks, road out of Juneau and nothing for teens to do.

University land grant should not be forgotten
The following editorial appeared in the July 5 edition of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner:

A fond farewell to Sen. Bill Ray
Letter by Rosalee Walker

Griffith survives course to win Historic Treadwell Mine race
Saturday's Historic Treadwell Mine mountain bike race was supposed to be free from the technical difficulties that sometimes appear in other Juneau Freewheelers' Association mountain bike events.

Coming home
A couple of former Juneau-Douglas High School runners now competing in college won the 23rd annual Governor's Cup Fun Run Saturday.

Coming home
A couple of former Juneau-Douglas High School runners now competing in college won the 23rd annual Governor's Cup Fun Run Saturday.

Griffith survives course to win Historic Treadwell Mine race
Saturday's Historic Treadwell Mine mountain bike race was supposed to be free from the technical difficulties that sometimes appear in other Juneau Freewheelers' Association mountain bike events.

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