Tuesday, July 11, 2000

Halfway there
William Booth has decided to start his own business.

Around the clock
The Juneau Trolley Car company is expanding its fleet.

Farmers push spuds
FAIRBANKS - The state's farmers are trying to get consumers here and abroad to buy more Alaska-grown potatoes.

Farmers push spuds
FAIRBANKS - The state's farmers are trying to get consumers here and abroad to buy more Alaska-grown potatoes.

Business Profile
Duane Haffner

On the move

On the move

Halfway there
William Booth has decided to start his own business.

Business Profile
Duane Haffner

Alcohol seller wants to blacklist problem drinkers
ANCHORAGE (AP) - An Anchorage-based chain of liquor stores says buying alcohol is a privilege that should be taken away from people who commit crimes after excessive drinking.

Around the clock
The Juneau Trolley Car company is expanding its fleet.

Alcohol seller wants to blacklist problem drinkers
ANCHORAGE (AP) - An Anchorage-based chain of liquor stores says buying alcohol is a privilege that should be taken away from people who commit crimes after excessive drinking.

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.

House passes bill creating uniform wireless tax system
WASHINGTON (AP) - A measure to clear up the confusing patchwork of taxes now assessed on cellular phone calls cleared the House Tuesday.

House passes bill creating uniform wireless tax system
WASHINGTON (AP) - A measure to clear up the confusing patchwork of taxes now assessed on cellular phone calls cleared the House Tuesday.

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

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

Around Town

Around Town

Around town

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

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

Girl tries to save father, grandfather
ANCHORAGE -- A 7-year-old girl who saw her father and grandfather fall from their boat and disappear beneath the waters of a lake near Glennallen managed to motor the boat to shore, walk a half-mile across wet, brushy shoreline and summon help, the Alaska State Troopers say.

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.

Forum aims for cruise ship awareness
As tourists get off of cruise ships this week, locals can get on.

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.

Assembly takes over work of tourism advisory group
The Tourism Advisory Committee, as predicted, has been axed.

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.

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

State and local briefly

Around Alaska

Scientists: Melting impacting walruses, bears in coastal Alaska
ANCHORAGE -- A shrinking polar icecap could force major changes in the seasonal habits and health of walruses and polar bears off Alaska's north coast and already may be stressing some animals by forcing them to look farther for food, scientists say.

City leaves noise initiative to voters
Juneau's voters this fall will decide whether they believe the Peace and Quiet initiative will bring peace and quiet to city skies.

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.

Feds push cruise ships for alarms
WASHINGTON -- The National Transportation Safety Board is recommending cruise line companies install automatic smoke alarms that can be heard in passenger and crew quarters.

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.

Permanent fund division to check up on applicants
ANCHORAGE -- The Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend Division will do random checks of 700 dividend applications this summer to screen out those who are not eligible for the program.

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.

Ex-treasurer charged with stealing folk fest funds
Jim Demers, whose campaign for a Juneau Assembly seat fell 101 votes short last year, is accused of embezzling after the Alaska Folk Festival found it was about $12,000 short.

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

Girl tries to save father, grandfather
ANCHORAGE -- A 7-year-old girl who saw her father and grandfather fall from their boat and disappear beneath the waters of a lake near Glennallen managed to motor the boat to shore, walk a half-mile across wet, brushy shoreline and summon help, the Alaska State Troopers say.

Monthly electric bills increase by about $4
Alaska Electric Light & Power Co. is asking state regulators for its first rate hike in four years.

Alaska-Juneau mine cleaned and closed up
The Alaska-Juneau gold mine is again a quiet piece of Juneau history.

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

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.

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.

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.

Teen sentenced in killing
PALMER - The last of three teen-agers convicted for brutally beating a Wasilla man to death has been sentenced to 72 years in prison.

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

Monthly electric bills increase by about $4
Alaska Electric Light & Power Co. is asking state regulators for its first rate hike in four years.

State and local briefly

Forum aims for cruise ship awareness
As tourists get off of cruise ships this week, locals can get on.

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

Assembly takes over work of tourism advisory group
The Tourism Advisory Committee, as predicted, has been axed.

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

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

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.

Around Alaska

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.

City leaves noise initiative to voters
Juneau's voters this fall will decide whether they believe the Peace and Quiet initiative will bring peace and quiet to city skies.

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

Feds push cruise ships for alarms
WASHINGTON -- The National Transportation Safety Board is recommending cruise line companies install automatic smoke alarms that can be heard in passenger and crew quarters.

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.

Permanent fund division to check up on applicants
ANCHORAGE -- The Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend Division will do random checks of 700 dividend applications this summer to screen out those who are not eligible for the program.

Ex-treasurer charged with stealing folk fest funds
Jim Demers, whose campaign for a Juneau Assembly seat fell 101 votes short last year, is accused of embezzling after the Alaska Folk Festival found it was about $12,000 short.

Teen sentenced in killing
PALMER - The last of three teen-agers convicted for brutally beating a Wasilla man to death has been sentenced to 72 years in prison.

Scientists: Melting impacting walruses, bears in coastal Alaska
ANCHORAGE -- A shrinking polar icecap could force major changes in the seasonal habits and health of walruses and polar bears off Alaska's north coast and already may be stressing some animals by forcing them to look farther for food, scientists say.

Alaska-Juneau mine cleaned and closed up
The Alaska-Juneau gold mine is again a quiet piece of Juneau history.

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

A Fourth of July allegory
Independence Day came this year at a cost. There was the possibility of peace and tranquility, which are desirable elements addressed in the preamble of the U.S. Constitution. Even the weather cooperated. It was beautiful.

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.

Word of mouth

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.

Cheerfully submitting to Orwell's vision
Is it possible to violate the privacy of someone who has surrendered all rights to it? Can you invade the personal space of anyone who eagerly volunteered to live entirely in public?

Word of mouth

A response to a recent letter
Bruce Abel, the past president of the Juneau Chamber of Commerce, and a successful member of a succession of local family businessmen, wrote to the Empire to remind all of us of the many blessings we have by living in Juneau.

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

Thanks for the kind words
On behalf of all our employees and particularly the pilots at Wings of Alaska, we want to thank the Word of Mouth caller for recognizing our quiet Fourth of July operations. Actually, nothing was different operatio

Word of mouth

A phony issue
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post:

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.

Word of mouth

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

A Fourth of July allegory
Independence Day came this year at a cost. There was the possibility of peace and tranquility, which are desirable elements addressed in the preamble of the U.S. Constitution. Even the weather cooperated. It was beautiful.

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 response to a recent letter
Bruce Abel, the past president of the Juneau Chamber of Commerce, and a successful member of a succession of local family businessmen, wrote to the Empire to remind all of us of the many blessings we have by living in Juneau.

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

Thanks for the kind words
On behalf of all our employees and particularly the pilots at Wings of Alaska, we want to thank the Word of Mouth caller for recognizing our quiet Fourth of July operations. Actually, nothing was different operatio

Cheerfully submitting to Orwell's vision
Is it possible to violate the privacy of someone who has surrendered all rights to it? Can you invade the personal space of anyone who eagerly volunteered to live entirely in public?

A phony issue
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post:

World's longest wheelchair race not so long this year
FAIRBANKS -- The world's longest wheelchair race will begin in Fairbanks and end in Anchorage as usual, but will be about 100 miles shorter this year.

World's longest wheelchair race not so long this year
FAIRBANKS -- The world's longest wheelchair race will begin in Fairbanks and end in Anchorage as usual, but will be about 100 miles shorter this year.

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