Wednesday, July 12, 2000

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

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.

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

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

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.

On the move

On the move

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

Business Profile
Duane Haffner

Business Profile
Duane Haffner

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

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

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.

Chechens complain of humiliation, beatings by Russian troops
MAIRTUP, Russia (AP) - Chechen women selling cigarettes, beer and vodka outside this Russian-held village in Chechnya told on Wednesday of drunken Russian soldiers shooting in the air, beating women and emptying houses of valuables.

Chechens complain of humiliation, beatings by Russian troops
MAIRTUP, Russia (AP) - Chechen women selling cigarettes, beer and vodka outside this Russian-held village in Chechnya told on Wednesday of drunken Russian soldiers shooting in the air, beating women and emptying houses of valuables.

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.

Weddings
RUSSELL DICK, PAULA DYBDAHL

Pet of the week

Advance planning help to keep the party going
Last month we had a meeting in our office at which the subject of pre-planning and communication came up. Aside from aviation-related subjects we have situations in our everyday lives that also require pre-planning and communication. For instance:

Advance planning help to keep the party going
Last month we had a meeting in our office at which the subject of pre-planning and communication came up. Aside from aviation-related subjects we have situations in our everyday lives that also require pre-planning and communication. For instance:

New senior center open to community
After ten months of facility renovation, the new and improved Juneau Senior Center is now open! Everyone age 60 or over is invited to stop by the center to enjoy the fun activities, stimulating classes, organizational meetings and delicious food.

Briefly

Pet of the week

Around town

Around town

New senior center open to community
After ten months of facility renovation, the new and improved Juneau Senior Center is now open! Everyone age 60 or over is invited to stop by the center to enjoy the fun activities, stimulating classes, organizational meetings and delicious food.

Thank you...

Around Town

Briefly

Weddings
RUSSELL DICK, PAULA DYBDAHL

Thank you...

Around Town

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.

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.

Around Alaska

Shanti hands part of job to Anchorage agency
An Anchorage-based organization is taking over housing and assistance programs for Southeast Alaska residents infected with HIV or AIDS.

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

Ships open doors
Local residents began descending into the bowels of cruise ships today, the kickoff to a three-day environmental awareness program highlighting steps taken by the industry and by regulators to limit problematic discharges and emissions.

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.

Group launches battle against tax cap
Opponents of an initiative that will cap property taxes statewide kicked off their campaign Tuesday.

Kake draws chums to festival
The chums do come to the Kake Dog Salmon Festival each July.

Ferry put out to bid
Gov. Tony Knowles put the Alaska Marine Highway System's first fast ferry out to bid today.

Around Alaska

Alaska grocers move into gasoline sales
ANCHORAGE - Alaskans in Anchorage, Fairbanks and the Kenai Peninsula will soon be able to top off their gas tanks when they go grocery shopping at Carrs or Fred Meyer. Southeast residents, however, will have to wait.

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

Kuskokwim fishermen face limits
ANCHORAGE - So few salmon have returned to the Kuskokwim River drainage this summer that the federal subsistence board has limited subsistence fishing for kings on the Kuskokwim.

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

1998 bust raises questions about drug raids
A 1998 drug bust that threw a legal net over 23 Juneau residents is still making waves in the courts.

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.

Kuskokwim fishermen face limits
ANCHORAGE - So few salmon have returned to the Kuskokwim River drainage this summer that the federal subsistence board has limited subsistence fishing for kings on the Kuskokwim.

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

Alaska grocers move into gasoline sales
ANCHORAGE - Alaskans in Anchorage, Fairbanks and the Kenai Peninsula will soon be able to top off their gas tanks when they go grocery shopping at Carrs or Fred Meyer. Southeast residents, however, will have to wait.

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.

Kake draws chums to festival
The chums do come to the Kake Dog Salmon Festival each July.

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.

Shanti hands part of job to Anchorage agency
An Anchorage-based organization is taking over housing and assistance programs for Southeast Alaska residents infected with HIV or AIDS.

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

Ships open doors
Local residents began descending into the bowels of cruise ships today, the kickoff to a three-day environmental awareness program highlighting steps taken by the industry and by regulators to limit problematic discharges and emissions.

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

Group launches battle against tax cap
Opponents of an initiative that will cap property taxes statewide kicked off their campaign Tuesday.

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.

Ferry put out to bid
Gov. Tony Knowles put the Alaska Marine Highway System's first fast ferry out to bid today.

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.

1998 bust raises questions about drug raids
A 1998 drug bust that threw a legal net over 23 Juneau residents is still making waves in the courts.

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.

Around the state

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

Around the state

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

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.

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.

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

Now Potter becomes a business segment
The wait is now over.

Word of mouth

Cruise ship environmental impacts under scrutiny
Alaskans are concerned

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

A chance to learn more about cruise ships
Juneau residents are getting a rare opportunity to see first-hand how the cruise ship industry is handling on-board wastes. It gives locals the chance to actually see environmental protection measures that are in place, as well as to preview new technological advances that will help mitigate water discharges and air emissions.

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

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

Now Potter becomes a business segment
The wait is now over.

Word of mouth

Cruise ship environmental impacts under scrutiny
Alaskans are concerned

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.

A chance to learn more about cruise ships
Juneau residents are getting a rare opportunity to see first-hand how the cruise ship industry is handling on-board wastes. It gives locals the chance to actually see environmental protection measures that are in place, as well as to preview new technological advances that will help mitigate water discharges and air emissions.

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 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.

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

Kings slow, chums show
King salmon fishing slowed down and chum salmon showed up in the Juneau area, while halibut fishing remains excellent out in Icy and Chatham straits but slow in local waters.

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.

Juneau's Staveland promoted by Braves' minor league system
Former Juneau-Douglas High School pitcher Toby Staveland moved a step closer to his major league dream this week.

Juneau's Staveland promoted by Braves' minor league system
Former Juneau-Douglas High School pitcher Toby Staveland moved a step closer to his major league dream this week.

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.

Kings slow, chums show
King salmon fishing slowed down and chum salmon showed up in the Juneau area, while halibut fishing remains excellent out in Icy and Chatham straits but slow in local waters.

Boozer among national team finalists
Carlos Boozer Jr. is one of 16 of the country's top basketball players in Miami this week trying to be among the 12 who will represent the U.S. junior national team in a major tournament in Brazil.

Boozer among national team finalists
Carlos Boozer Jr. is one of 16 of the country's top basketball players in Miami this week trying to be among the 12 who will represent the U.S. junior national team in a major tournament in Brazil.

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