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Thursday, July 20, 2000

Light can break its own speed limit, researchers say
Scientists have apparently broken the universe's speed limit.

House opens door for $3,800 pay raises for lawmakers
WASHINGTON - The House voted Thursday to let members of Congress receive $3,800 cost-of-living pay raises next year

House opens door for $3,800 pay raises for lawmakers
WASHINGTON - The House voted Thursday to let members of Congress receive $3,800 cost-of-living pay raises next year

Light can break its own speed limit, researchers say
Scientists have apparently broken the universe's speed limit.

Around town

Weddings
APRIL BROWN, ERIC HOTCHKISS, TASHA HAMILTON, JOHN MEKETA, CHRISTOPHER HAMEY, REGAN WOLFE

Why miniature plants evoke giant feelings
Last year at the annual nursery convention I met a guy who had these cute little miniature cranberries. They had been hybridized at the University of Michigan, an offshoot of the Cranberry Impr

Weddings
APRIL BROWN, ERIC HOTCHKISS, TASHA HAMILTON, JOHN MEKETA, CHRISTOPHER HAMEY, REGAN WOLFE

Pet of the week

Why miniature plants evoke giant feelings
Last year at the annual nursery convention I met a guy who had these cute little miniature cranberries. They had been hybridized at the University of Michigan, an offshoot of the Cranberry Impr

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Colleen Murphy: An intuitive ivory jewelry carver
Inspired by ivory: Skagway resident Colleen Murphy carves ivory and antlers to create necklaces, earrings, barrettes and sculptures. The sculptures draw people into her Skagway shop, but jewelry is her bread and butter.

University literary magazine honors writers
In its 19th year, Explorations - the literary magazine of the University of Alaska Southeast and Anchorage - continues to honor writers and their work.

Colleen Murphy: An intuitive ivory jewelry carver
Inspired by ivory: Skagway resident Colleen Murphy carves ivory and antlers to create necklaces, earrings, barrettes and sculptures. The sculptures draw people into her Skagway shop, but jewelry is her bread and butter.

University literary magazine honors writers
In its 19th year, Explorations - the literary magazine of the University of Alaska Southeast and Anchorage - continues to honor writers and their work.

Calendar

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Capturing art in plastic
Scores of plastic totem poles fill the shelves in the Mt. Juneau Trading Post. They look similar, but to artist Doug Chilton, there's a world of difference between them, because many are made in his Auke Bay studio.

Capturing art in plastic
Scores of plastic totem poles fill the shelves in the Mt. Juneau Trading Post. They look similar, but to artist Doug Chilton, there's a world of difference between them, because many are made in his Auke Bay studio.

Around Juneau

Court to hear Katie John case
The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has granted the state's request that it take another look at its decision on a key subsistence lawsuit.

Fees bring in less than expected
A new $3 fee at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center brought in less cash in its first year than the U.S. Forest Service anticipated.

Candidates running cheaper
This year's Juneau legislative campaigns are going to be a lot cheaper than those in 1998.

Juneau drivers may see lower prices at the pump
Gasoline costs about a quarter more a gallon at Juneau's pumps than is the national average. Predictions about any forthcoming relief are like the gas prices themselves -- all over the place.

Judge won't halt state's primary plan
ANCHORAGE -- A state Superior Court judge refused to issue an injunction Wednesday against the state's plan to restrict primary voting.

Valley Lumber worker guilty of embezzlement
A second defendant has been found guilty of embezzlement from Valley Sentry Lumber.

Valley Lumber worker guilty of embezzlement
A second defendant has been found guilty of embezzlement from Valley Sentry Lumber.

Cyclist restarts trip from Alaska to Argentina
FAIRBANKS -- If things had gone according to plan, Chrystine Roy would have been pedaling her way to the Inside Passage by now.

Woman found dead in Wasilla
WASILLA -- Alaska State Troopers are investigating the death of a woman found at the site of a commercial marijuana growing operation in Wasilla.

Traveling dentists cleans teeth in a boat
Sometimes Fred Bache's dental office rocks gently as he works on a patient's teeth, but he's used to it.

Traveling dentists cleans teeth in a boat
Sometimes Fred Bache's dental office rocks gently as he works on a patient's teeth, but he's used to it.

3 file for city race
PeggyAnn McConnochie, Ken Koelsch and Patty Zimmerman have officially declared their candidacy for seats on the Juneau Assembly by filing letters of intent with the Alaska Public Offices Commission.

Woman found dead in Wasilla
WASILLA -- Alaska State Troopers are investigating the death of a woman found at the site of a commercial marijuana growing operation in Wasilla.

Judge won't halt state's primary plan
ANCHORAGE -- A state Superior Court judge refused to issue an injunction Wednesday against the state's plan to restrict primary voting.

State limits fishing on Yukon River
ANCHORAGE -- The state Department of Fish and Game has announced subsistence fishing restrictions on the Yukon River because of extremely poor king and chum salmon returns.

A tale of two honest boys
Honesty came full circle for Faye Bain earlier this week.

Justice for all? Lawyers differ on system's fairness
After attending a U.S. Department of Justice conference on indigent defendants last month in Washington, D.C., two local attorneys came away with differing views of Juneau's needy criminals.

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

Salmon runs: 'state disaster'
ANCHORAGE -- Gov. Tony Knowles on Wednesday declared a state disaster emergency for parts of western Alaska as a first step toward dealing with this year's dismal runs of king and chum salmon.

3 file for city race
PeggyAnn McConnochie, Ken Koelsch and Patty Zimmerman have officially declared their candidacy for seats on the Juneau Assembly by filing letters of intent with the Alaska Public Offices Commission.

Feds look into allegation of cruise ship dumping
Federal prosecutors are looking into an allegation that a Celebrity Cruises ship that frequents Juneau dumped toxic chemicals into San Francisco Bay, according to sources familiar with the case.

Correction
Because of a reporting error, an article in Wednesday's Empire misstated the margin of Jim Powell's victory over PeggyAnn McConnochie in the 1998 race for an areawide assembly seat. The margin was 764 votes.

Alcohol court offers alternative to prison
Attorney Daniel Wayne wants Juneau to consider establishing a drug and alcohol court.

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

Justice for all? Lawyers differ on system's fairness
After attending a U.S. Department of Justice conference on indigent defendants last month in Washington, D.C., two local attorneys came away with differing views of Juneau's needy criminals.

Fees bring in less than expected
A new $3 fee at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center brought in less cash in its first year than the U.S. Forest Service anticipated.

Correction
Because of a reporting error, an article in Wednesday's Empire misstated the margin of Jim Powell's victory over PeggyAnn McConnochie in the 1998 race for an areawide assembly seat. The margin was 764 votes.

Around the state

Court to hear Katie John case
The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has granted the state's request that it take another look at its decision on a key subsistence lawsuit.

State limits fishing on Yukon River
ANCHORAGE -- The state Department of Fish and Game has announced subsistence fishing restrictions on the Yukon River because of extremely poor king and chum salmon returns.

Cyclist restarts trip from Alaska to Argentina
FAIRBANKS -- If things had gone according to plan, Chrystine Roy would have been pedaling her way to the Inside Passage by now.

A tale of two honest boys
Honesty came full circle for Faye Bain earlier this week.

Feds look into allegation of cruise ship dumping
Federal prosecutors are looking into an allegation that a Celebrity Cruises ship that frequents Juneau dumped toxic chemicals into San Francisco Bay, according to sources familiar with the case.

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

Salmon runs: 'state disaster'
ANCHORAGE -- Gov. Tony Knowles on Wednesday declared a state disaster emergency for parts of western Alaska as a first step toward dealing with this year's dismal runs of king and chum salmon.

Around the state

Juneau drivers may see lower prices at the pump
Gasoline costs about a quarter more a gallon at Juneau's pumps than is the national average. Predictions about any forthcoming relief are like the gas prices themselves -- all over the place.

Candidates running cheaper
This year's Juneau legislative campaigns are going to be a lot cheaper than those in 1998.

Around Juneau

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

Alcohol court offers alternative to prison
Attorney Daniel Wayne wants Juneau to consider establishing a drug and alcohol court.

Tobacco and personal responsibility
I do not like tobacco. I choose not to smoke, inhale, chew or dip it. But the Florida court decision awarding $144.8 billion in punitive damages to 500,000 smokers is another example of big government attempting to save us from ourselves.

Tobacco and personal responsibility
I do not like tobacco. I choose not to smoke, inhale, chew or dip it. But the Florida court decision awarding $144.8 billion in punitive damages to 500,000 smokers is another example of big government attempting to save us from ourselves.

News is the unusual, not the `good' or `bad'
Newspapers are oftentimes accused of only reporting ``

News is the unusual, not the `good' or `bad'
Newspapers are oftentimes accused of only reporting ``

Testimony supported Tongass roadless policy
As of Monday (July 17) at midnight, the U.S. Forest Service closed its official public comment period on its draft Roadless Area Conservation Policy. Conservation groups delivered over 700,000 pro-roadless comments at the final pre

Americans wanting to inherit it all
OK, once more with feeling.

Bush, Gore grapple with abortion issue
When Al Gore and George W. Bush appeared on rival network news shows Sunday, both found themselves fending off questions about that most troublesome of political issues: abortion.

Word of mouth

Word of mouth

Noise initiative just goes too far
In order to better understand the implications of the proposed flightseeing initiative that will be on this fall's local ballot, I read the city attorney's memorandum to the assembly on the same subject. For all those who have not read it, here are the highlights:

Getting younger people to cast their ballots
One of the great things about a democracy, especially ours, is that everyone gets a voice at the ballot box. Your financial status, marriage status and even your race don't matter. When you go inside that box, your vote counts as much as the person next to you.

Word of mouth

Word of mouth

Testimony supported Tongass roadless policy
As of Monday (July 17) at midnight, the U.S. Forest Service closed its official public comment period on its draft Roadless Area Conservation Policy. Conservation groups delivered over 700,000 pro-roadless comments at the final pre

Getting younger people to cast their ballots
One of the great things about a democracy, especially ours, is that everyone gets a voice at the ballot box. Your financial status, marriage status and even your race don't matter. When you go inside that box, your vote counts as much as the person next to you.

Noise initiative just goes too far
In order to better understand the implications of the proposed flightseeing initiative that will be on this fall's local ballot, I read the city attorney's memorandum to the assembly on the same subject. For all those who have not read it, here are the highlights:

Americans wanting to inherit it all
OK, once more with feeling.

Bush, Gore grapple with abortion issue
When Al Gore and George W. Bush appeared on rival network news shows Sunday, both found themselves fending off questions about that most troublesome of political issues: abortion.

Halibut, chum fishing improve as kings decline
Halibut fishing remains excellent out in Icy and Chatham Strait and improves in local waters, chum salmon are numerous in the Juneau area, and king salmon catch rates continue to decline.

Juneau juniors shrug off rain to win district championship
Juneau's Gastineau Channel Little League Junior All-Stars wouldn't let

Sports in Juneau

Juneau East beats Juneau West, 6-1
Jesse Nelson pitched a complete game with seven strikeouts and one walk to lead Juneau East over Juneau West 6-1 in the opening game of the District 2 Majors (11-12) Little League Tournament in Craig Wednesday.

Native Olympics begin in Fairbanks
FAIRBANKS -- Athletes and dancers from the Eskimo, Haida, Tlingit, Tsimshian, Aleut and Athabaskan cultures converge on Fairbanks this week to participate in the four-day World Eskimo Indian Olympics.

Sports in Juneau

Juneau juniors shrug off rain to win district championship
Juneau's Gastineau Channel Little League Junior All-Stars wouldn't let

Juneau East beats Juneau West, 6-1
Jesse Nelson pitched a complete game with seven strikeouts and one walk to lead Juneau East over Juneau West 6-1 in the opening game of the District 2 Majors (11-12) Little League Tournament in Craig Wednesday.

Native Olympics begin in Fairbanks
FAIRBANKS -- Athletes and dancers from the Eskimo, Haida, Tlingit, Tsimshian, Aleut and Athabaskan cultures converge on Fairbanks this week to participate in the four-day World Eskimo Indian Olympics.

Halibut, chum fishing improve as kings decline
Halibut fishing remains excellent out in Icy and Chatham Strait and improves in local waters, chum salmon are numerous in the Juneau area, and king salmon catch rates continue to decline.

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