Thursday, July 13, 2000

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.

Barak, Arafat to hold first one-on-one talks of summit
THURMONT, Md. (AP) - With a self-imposed deadline exactly two months away, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat are grappling with the ``tough issues'' that must be resolved to conclude a peace accord.

Barak, Arafat to hold first one-on-one talks of summit
THURMONT, Md. (AP) - With a self-imposed deadline exactly two months away, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat are grappling with the ``tough issues'' that must be resolved to conclude a peace accord.

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.

Weddings
RUSSELL DICK, PAULA DYBDAHL

Weddings
RUSSELL DICK, PAULA DYBDAHL

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Pet of the week

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.

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:

Around Town

Pet of the week

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

Native professionals reflect on effects of ANCSA
Twenty nine years ago life for Alaska Natives changed drastically. Alexandra J. McClanahan's job is to write about it.

The songs that stick
When Juneau performer Rory Stitt takes the stage at the Silverbow Inn this Friday, he'll be drawing on his years of training as a classical pianist. But the influence of Janis Joplin and Rocky Horror will be even more profound.

The songs that stick
When Juneau performer Rory Stitt takes the stage at the Silverbow Inn this Friday, he'll be drawing on his years of training as a classical pianist. But the influence of Janis Joplin and Rocky Horror will be even more profound.

Entertainment Calendar

Entertainment Calendar

Native professionals reflect on effects of ANCSA
Twenty nine years ago life for Alaska Natives changed drastically. Alexandra J. McClanahan's job is to write about it.

Owen Stokes: A lifetime of acting
Screaming in diapers: Owen Stokes, 15, began his acting career in Perseverance Theatre's production of ``The Tempest'' when he was 2 years old.

Owen Stokes: A lifetime of acting
Screaming in diapers: Owen Stokes, 15, began his acting career in Perseverance Theatre's production of ``The Tempest'' when he was 2 years old.

Book explores the natural phenomena of Alaska
A Dutch airliner, with 244 people aboard, flew into a cloud of volcanic ash south of Anchorage in 1989, lost power in all four engines and plummeted 13,000 feet. The pilot finally restored power only 6,500 feet above the ground.

Book explores the natural phenomena of Alaska
A Dutch airliner, with 244 people aboard, flew into a cloud of volcanic ash south of Anchorage in 1989, lost power in all four engines and plummeted 13,000 feet. The pilot finally restored power only 6,500 feet above the ground.

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.

Around the state

Dive team takes over underwater work
The Juneau Dive Rescue Team is disbanding and a new volunteer team, South East Aquatic Safety Inc., is surfacing.

Dividends near $2,000
ANCHORAGE - Despite a rocky year in the stock and bond markets, Alaska's Permanent Fund dividend check is likely to grow this year.

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.

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

Around the state

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.

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

Shively quits resources post
The commissioner of the state Department of Natural Resources, John Shively, is resigning. Shively, 56, said he wants to spend more time with his family than the DNR job will allow.

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

Alaska Railroad spills more fuel
ANCHORAGE - As much as 300 gallons of unleaded gasoline spilled Wednesday after nine cars from an Alaska Railroad train jumped the tracks near Wasilla, state and railroad officials said.

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

Tour operator gets jail time for cheating employees
Martin ``Ben'' Goenett, owner of Northgate Tours and Cruises, Immaculate Cleaning and Island Waterways, has become the first person ever sentenced to jail in Alaska for violating state wage and hour laws.

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.

Youth club opening delayed
Juneau's new Boys and Girls Club will not open until July 22 because of construction.

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.

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.

Judge rejects plea to stop two-ballot primary
An Anchorage Superior Court judge made quick work of an effort to block the state's plans for this year's primary election.

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

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.

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.

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

Dive team takes over underwater work
The Juneau Dive Rescue Team is disbanding and a new volunteer team, South East Aquatic Safety Inc., is surfacing.

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

Around the state

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.

Youth club opening delayed
Juneau's new Boys and Girls Club will not open until July 22 because of construction.

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.

Tour operator gets jail time for cheating employees
Martin ``Ben'' Goenett, owner of Northgate Tours and Cruises, Immaculate Cleaning and Island Waterways, has become the first person ever sentenced to jail in Alaska for violating state wage and hour laws.

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

Alaska Railroad spills more fuel
ANCHORAGE - As much as 300 gallons of unleaded gasoline spilled Wednesday after nine cars from an Alaska Railroad train jumped the tracks near Wasilla, state and railroad officials said.

Around the state

Shively quits resources post
The commissioner of the state Department of Natural Resources, John Shively, is resigning. Shively, 56, said he wants to spend more time with his family than the DNR job will allow.

Dividends near $2,000
ANCHORAGE - Despite a rocky year in the stock and bond markets, Alaska's Permanent Fund dividend check is likely to grow this year.

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

Judge rejects plea to stop two-ballot primary
An Anchorage Superior Court judge made quick work of an effort to block the state's plans for this year's primary election.

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

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

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

A lesson in caution for nonprofit organizations
The strength of a community can often best be seen through the quality of its civic and nonprofit organizations. They are the underlying power that often times fills the void where government leaves off.

Not convinced about popularity of initiative
Deborah Vogt's comment in Tuesday's paper that ``25 percent of those who voted in the last city election took the opportunity to sign the (flightseeing noise) initiative'' is not only wrong, it is misleading.

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.

Let's draw some lines about subsistence
When will Mr. Rosier figure it out? A rural preference for subsistence does not violate anyone's ``right'' to equal access. It is just a way to qualify harvesters for one of several provisions that Alaskans gather fish and game under.

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.

Attacking this summer's reading list
And so we return to the literary adventures of J.K. Rowling, the former welfare mom who has turned Harry Potter into the hottest Brit since John Lennon.

Word of mouth

A lesson in caution for nonprofit organizations
The strength of a community can often best be seen through the quality of its civic and nonprofit organizations. They are the underlying power that often times fills the void where government leaves off.

Cruise ship environmental impacts under scrutiny
Alaskans are concerned

Word of Mouth

Word of Mouth

Not convinced about popularity of initiative
Deborah Vogt's comment in Tuesday's paper that ``25 percent of those who voted in the last city election took the opportunity to sign the (flightseeing noise) initiative'' is not only wrong, it is misleading.

Cruise ship environmental impacts under scrutiny
Alaskans are concerned

Let's draw some lines about subsistence
When will Mr. Rosier figure it out? A rural preference for subsistence does not violate anyone's ``right'' to equal access. It is just a way to qualify harvesters for one of several provisions that Alaskans gather fish and game under.

Attacking this summer's reading list
And so we return to the literary adventures of J.K. Rowling, the former welfare mom who has turned Harry Potter into the hottest Brit since John Lennon.

Word of mouth

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.

Sports around Juneau

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.

Heart recipient wins bronze at transplant games
Less than seven months after having a heart transplant Juneau's Chrysantha Bradley returned from the 2000 U.S. Transplant Games in Orlando, Fla., wearing a bronze medal from the volleyball competition.

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.

Sports around Juneau

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.

Heart recipient wins bronze at transplant games
Less than seven months after having a heart transplant Juneau's Chrysantha Bradley returned from the 2000 U.S. Transplant Games in Orlando, Fla., wearing a bronze medal from the volleyball competition.

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.

Baun leads Juneau seniors over POW
Bud Baun went 3-for-4 with a double, three RBIs and three runs scored as Juneau's Gastineau Channel Little League Senior All-Stars claimed a 20-5 victory over Prince of Wales in Wednesday night's opening round of the District 2 (Southeast) baseball tournament in Sitka.

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.

Baun leads Juneau seniors over POW
Bud Baun went 3-for-4 with a double, three RBIs and three runs scored as Juneau's Gastineau Channel Little League Senior All-Stars claimed a 20-5 victory over Prince of Wales in Wednesday night's opening round of the District 2 (Southeast) baseball tournament in Sitka.

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