Friday, July 21, 2000

Cheney emerges as leading candidate for Bush running mate.
WASHINGTON - Dick Cheney, who is heading up George W. Bush's vice presidential selection effort, has emerged as the leading candidate for the job, a senior Republican official said Friday.

Cheney emerges as leading candidate for Bush running mate.
WASHINGTON - Dick Cheney, who is heading up George W. Bush's vice presidential selection effort, has emerged as the leading candidate for the job, a senior Republican official said Friday.

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

Around Town

Weddings
JEFFERY JOHNS, JODY LEVERNIER, BONNIE ZIMMERMAN, RYAN JOHNSTON, DAVID MOHR, MICHELLE BEADLE

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Weddings
JEFFERY JOHNS, JODY LEVERNIER, BONNIE ZIMMERMAN, RYAN JOHNSTON, DAVID MOHR, MICHELLE BEADLE

Learning the way of things Down Under
On her trip Down Under, Rebecca Gaguine liked the camel ride, ``even though they smelled funny,'' and learned how to crack a whip. ``That was pretty cool.''

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Weekend bestbets

Around Town

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Learning the way of things Down Under
On her trip Down Under, Rebecca Gaguine liked the camel ride, ``even though they smelled funny,'' and learned how to crack a whip. ``That was pretty cool.''

Weekend bestbets

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.

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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.

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.

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.

Media giants on the future of news
Despite satellites transmitting news instantly and endlessly and the seeming dominance of the Internet, the future of newspapers looks bright, an industry leader said Thursday.

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

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.

Alaska Airlines tested suspect part repeatedly
SEATTLE - The criminal investigation into the crash of an Alaska Airlines jet is focusing on mechanics' decision not to replace a part that was wearing out in 1997 and is suspected of causing last January's disaster, The Seattle Times reported today.

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.

Church founder to be remembered
JUNEAU -- The late founder of Douglas Community United Methodist Church will be remembered at a ``Time of Memory'' at 11 a.m. Sunday at the church.

Sea lion drop halts trawlers
ANCHORAGE -- A federal judge has ordered trawl fishing be stopped in areas designated as critical habitat for endangered Steller sea lions in western Alaska.

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

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.

Carnival benefits charities
Saturday and Sunday, Juneau residents have an opportunity to put all their pleasures in one basket: eat cotton candy, giggle at clowns, enjoy entertainment and contribute to their favorite charities.

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.

Legal legend still serving courts at 82
More than 50 years ago Robert Boochever came to Juneau to serve the people of Alaska, and today at age 82, he's still going strong. He represents Alaska on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the second highest court in the nation.

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.

Limits loosen on crab
The roughly 1,000 locals who catch king crab for their dinner can take more home.

Garden tours feature bonsai to lily ponds to fruit orchards
The second annual Southeast Alaska Master Gardeners Tour offers plant enthusiasts an even dozen gardens to drool over, photograph and take notes about.

Garden tours feature bonsai to lily ponds to fruit orchards
The second annual Southeast Alaska Master Gardeners Tour offers plant enthusiasts an even dozen gardens to drool over, photograph and take notes about.

Thorne Bay crash kills one
A Thorne Bay man died in a floatplane crash Thursday evening near Thorne Bay.

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

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.

Around Juneau

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sea lion drop halts trawlers
ANCHORAGE -- A federal judge has ordered trawl fishing be stopped in areas designated as critical habitat for endangered Steller sea lions in western Alaska.

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

Carnival benefits charities
Saturday and Sunday, Juneau residents have an opportunity to put all their pleasures in one basket: eat cotton candy, giggle at clowns, enjoy entertainment and contribute to their favorite charities.

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.

Alaska Airlines tested suspect part repeatedly
SEATTLE - The criminal investigation into the crash of an Alaska Airlines jet is focusing on mechanics' decision not to replace a part that was wearing out in 1997 and is suspected of causing last January's disaster, The Seattle Times reported today.

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.

Church founder to be remembered
JUNEAU -- The late founder of Douglas Community United Methodist Church will be remembered at a ``Time of Memory'' at 11 a.m. Sunday at the church.

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.

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

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

Legal legend still serving courts at 82
More than 50 years ago Robert Boochever came to Juneau to serve the people of Alaska, and today at age 82, he's still going strong. He represents Alaska on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the second highest court in the nation.

Limits loosen on crab
The roughly 1,000 locals who catch king crab for their dinner can take more home.

Media giants on the future of news
Despite satellites transmitting news instantly and endlessly and the seeming dominance of the Internet, the future of newspapers looks bright, an industry leader said Thursday.

Thorne Bay crash kills one
A Thorne Bay man died in a floatplane crash Thursday evening near Thorne Bay.

Around Juneau

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:

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.

Parents need knowledge of drugs given to children
How many of you parents feel that you have the right to know that your child was raped, has a sexual disease, and what kind of prescriptions your child is currently on? I am sure all of you do.

Seize the moment for a real Mideast peace deal
The following editorial appeared in today's edition of the Miami Herald:

Bill Ray did more than many realize
My opinion of Bill Ray has not changed much since I met him on south Franklin Street one drizzly noon hour nearly 40 years ago. He's an okay guy.

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

Word of mouth

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

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:

Bill Ray did more than many realize
My opinion of Bill Ray has not changed much since I met him on south Franklin Street one drizzly noon hour nearly 40 years ago. He's an okay guy.

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

Parents need knowledge of drugs given to children
How many of you parents feel that you have the right to know that your child was raped, has a sexual disease, and what kind of prescriptions your child is currently on? I am sure all of you do.

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

Seize the moment for a real Mideast peace deal
The following editorial appeared in today's edition of the Miami Herald:

Word of mouth

Word of mouth

Sports in Juneau

Little League teams advance in playoffs
Three Gastineau Channel Little League baseball teams are currently playing in Southeast Tournaments.

Ketchikan claims fourth state Big League title
Make it No. 4.

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

Little League teams advance in playoffs
Three Gastineau Channel Little League baseball teams are currently playing in Southeast Tournaments.

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.

Ketchikan claims fourth state Big League title
Make it No. 4.

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.

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