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Friday, July 14, 2000

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.

Boozer misses final cut for junior national team
Carlos Boozer Jr.'s dream of playing for the U.S. junior national team came to an end today when he was one of four players to miss the 12-player squad's final cut, announced during a Team USA training camp at Miami's LaSalle High School.

Boozer misses final cut for junior national team
Carlos Boozer Jr.'s dream of playing for the U.S. junior national team came to an end today when he was one of four players to miss the 12-player squad's final cut, announced during a Team USA training camp at Miami's LaSalle High School.

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.

Weddings
CHAD WATTS, TAMARA WAHTO, MEGAN EICHMANN, GREGORY GILDAY, LANA THOMPSON, PAT BUETTNER

Weddings
CHAD WATTS, TAMARA WAHTO, MEGAN EICHMANN, GREGORY GILDAY, LANA THOMPSON, PAT BUETTNER

Christ didn't exclude those who were different
I would like to think that there have been a lot of improvements in our desire to be inclusive as a society. But exclusion remains a common solut

Christ didn't exclude those who were different
I would like to think that there have been a lot of improvements in our desire to be inclusive as a society. But exclusion remains a common solut

Best Bets
It's a great time of year to be outdoors and there are some fine entertainment opportunities afoot indoors as well. Films, music and kids' activities complement the fishing, hiking and gardening of high summer in Juneau.

Airport dike trail offers huge variety
The bald eagle swooped from the spruce tree and glided down to the pond, reaching with outstretched talons for its breakfast. The water erupted with splashing as the

Around town

Around town

Around Town

Best Bets
It's a great time of year to be outdoors and there are some fine entertainment opportunities afoot indoors as well. Films, music and kids' activities complement the fishing, hiking and gardening of high summer in Juneau.

Airport dike trail offers huge variety
The bald eagle swooped from the spruce tree and glided down to the pond, reaching with outstretched talons for its breakfast. The water erupted with splashing as the

Around Town

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Experts: Alaska Airlines will survive
SEATTLE - Its stock price is down. Cancellations and late arrivals are up. Plans for growth have been scaled back. Customers and even employees are jittery about the safety of its airplanes. And it remains under investigation by the FBI, a federal grand jury and the National Transportation Safety Board.

Demers to go to trial for theft
Accused embezzler Jim Demers entered a plea of not guilty Thursday afternoon at his arraignment in Juneau District Court.

Bevy of news signs unveiled for slopes near item terminal
Every summer, tens of thousands of people tramp around the hillsides and meadows near the Mount Roberts Tram's upper terminal. The Mount Roberts Stewards, a group designed to protect the area, wants to educate them.

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.

Former UPI writer, publisher to head Empire newsroom
Juneau Empire publisher John Winters today named former Colorado newspaper publisher and foreign correspondent Steve Reed as the Empire's new managing editor.

Study to track noise in Juneau
A $100,000 study of how much noise there is in Juneau -- with and without flightseeing aircraft -- is slated to kick off with a public meeting July 27.

Experts: Alaska Airlines will survive
SEATTLE - Its stock price is down. Cancellations and late arrivals are up. Plans for growth have been scaled back. Customers and even employees are jittery about the safety of its airplanes. And it remains under investigation by the FBI, a federal grand jury and the National Transportation Safety Board.

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

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

Juneau teen-ager: Expert swimmer, counselor, teacher
Shalom Schrader and Jacilyn Hayden are learning synchronized swimming under the watchful eye of Julia Klein on a recent Saturday morning.

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.

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.

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.

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

Cruise ship promo draws few
An environmental awareness program intended to educate the public about the operations of cruise ships had only modest success this week.

Boat stops in while circling continent
Recreating maritime history, an aluminum-hulled catamaran plans to conquer the Northwest Passage in a single season, visiting Juneau in the process.

Governor orders probe of railroad
ANCHORAGE - Gov. Tony Knowles has ordered a safety investigation of the Alaska Railroad following this week's derailment and fuel spill, the third such incident in seven months.

Corrections and clarifications
Due to conflicting information given to the Empire, grants used for HIV/AIDS clients were misrepresented in a Wednesday article. To clarify the roles of Shanti and Four A

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Boat stops in while circling continent
Recreating maritime history, an aluminum-hulled catamaran plans to conquer the Northwest Passage in a single season, visiting Juneau in the process.

Around the state

Study to track noise in Juneau
A $100,000 study of how much noise there is in Juneau -- with and without flightseeing aircraft -- is slated to kick off with a public meeting July 27.

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.

Governor orders probe of railroad
ANCHORAGE - Gov. Tony Knowles has ordered a safety investigation of the Alaska Railroad following this week's derailment and fuel spill, the third such incident in seven months.

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.

Cruise ship promo draws few
An environmental awareness program intended to educate the public about the operations of cruise ships had only modest success this week.

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.

Juneau teen-ager: Expert swimmer, counselor, teacher
Shalom Schrader and Jacilyn Hayden are learning synchronized swimming under the watchful eye of Julia Klein on a recent Saturday morning.

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

Bevy of news signs unveiled for slopes near item terminal
Every summer, tens of thousands of people tramp around the hillsides and meadows near the Mount Roberts Tram's upper terminal. The Mount Roberts Stewards, a group designed to protect the area, wants to educate them.

Former UPI writer, publisher to head Empire newsroom
Juneau Empire publisher John Winters today named former Colorado newspaper publisher and foreign correspondent Steve Reed as the Empire's new managing editor.

Corrections and clarifications
Due to conflicting information given to the Empire, grants used for HIV/AIDS clients were misrepresented in a Wednesday article. To clarify the roles of Shanti and Four A

Demers to go to trial for theft
Accused embezzler Jim Demers entered a plea of not guilty Thursday afternoon at his arraignment in Juneau District Court.

Around the state

Discovering the wonders of e-mail
The 18-page paper prepared for legislators finally led the ladies to the Commissioner's Office to take a

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.

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.

Word of mouth

Word of Mouth

Arguments for estate tax repeal are a sham
The following editorial appeared in today's edition of the Washington Post:

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.

Subsistence problem needs solution from Alaskans
During a recent radio call-in show, Sen. Robin Taylor referenced what he believed to be the subsistence position of several commercial fishing organizations, including the Alaska Trollers Association. Since then, I have fielded several inquiries about ATA's position and want to set the record straight.

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.

Discovering the wonders of e-mail
The 18-page paper prepared for legislators finally led the ladies to the Commissioner's Office to take a

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.

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.

Subsistence problem needs solution from Alaskans
During a recent radio call-in show, Sen. Robin Taylor referenced what he believed to be the subsistence position of several commercial fishing organizations, including the Alaska Trollers Association. Since then, I have fielded several inquiries about ATA's position and want to set the record straight.

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.

Arguments for estate tax repeal are a sham
The following editorial appeared in today's edition of the Washington Post:

Word of Mouth

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.

Sports around Juneau

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.

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.

Midnight Suns teams claim championships
Several teams from the Midnight Suns Softball organization won championships or lost in the finals at tournaments in recent weeks.

Spaulding Meadows run offers challenge
Juneau runners will have a chance to run over the meadows and through the woods this weekend with the Spaulding Meadows (With a View of Windfall Lake) Cross-Country Trail Challenge.

Ketchikan seniors top Juneau in final inning
Juneau's Gastineau Channel Little League Senior All-Stars ral

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.

Juneau juniors no-hit Ketchikan
Jon Andrew Malacas was nervous before taking the mound to pitch for Juneau's Gastineau Channel Little League Junior All-Stars.

Sports around Juneau

Spaulding Meadows run offers challenge
Juneau runners will have a chance to run over the meadows and through the woods this weekend with the Spaulding Meadows (With a View of Windfall Lake) Cross-Country Trail Challenge.

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.

Ketchikan seniors top Juneau in final inning
Juneau's Gastineau Channel Little League Senior All-Stars ral

Juneau juniors no-hit Ketchikan
Jon Andrew Malacas was nervous before taking the mound to pitch for Juneau's Gastineau Channel Little League Junior All-Stars.

Midnight Suns teams claim championships
Several teams from the Midnight Suns Softball organization won championships or lost in the finals at tournaments in recent weeks.

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