Monday, July 24, 2000

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Congress hits political wall on high-tech visas, naturalization
WASHINGTON - Despite support from both parties, major high-tech visa legislation has hit a wall in Congress: Democrats' desire to include changes in immigration rules to make it easier for some Central Americans and longtime illegal aliens to gain citizenship.

Congress hits political wall on high-tech visas, naturalization
WASHINGTON - Despite support from both parties, major high-tech visa legislation has hit a wall in Congress: Democrats' desire to include changes in immigration rules to make it easier for some Central Americans and longtime illegal aliens to gain citizenship.

Obituaries
EVAN FRANCES WRUCK

FYI

Obituaries
EVAN FRANCES WRUCK

FYI

Around Town

FYI

Around Town

FYI

Around Town

Around Town

Corridor at city's back door offers refuge for wildlife
Juneau's geographical isolation is more than just a problem for people.

Inside Out

Corridor at city's back door offers refuge for wildlife
Juneau's geographical isolation is more than just a problem for people.

Inside Out

Walking into history
``I want to show you guys something,'' Mike Grummett's always saying as he pushes through some brush to check out an old-timer's cabin, a mining shaft or a forgotten trail.

Walking into history
``I want to show you guys something,'' Mike Grummett's always saying as he pushes through some brush to check out an old-timer's cabin, a mining shaft or a forgotten trail.

Exploring Juneau's backyard
Mary Lou Spartz had a rude awakening when her family moved to Juneau in 1941 and found out she needed an escape route out of town.

Exploring Juneau's backyard
Mary Lou Spartz had a rude awakening when her family moved to Juneau in 1941 and found out she needed an escape route out of town.

Local weather service gets tech boost
Juneau can expect new technologies to increase the ease and accuracy of weather predictions, the director of the National Weather Service says.

State loans $2.5 million more to seafood plant
ANCHORAGE - The state has loaned a massive new seafood plant $2.5 million to keep it going while the company scrambles to find new investors.

Bear bites Harborview teacher - but he's OK
A Juneau special education teacher is apparently OK after a nasty bear encounter near Angoon.

Electric glitch leads to small fire; another outage hits today
The power outage that struck Juneau on Sunday set in place a chain of events that led to a minor fire at the Mount Roberts Tram.

Pair suspected of dealing cocaine, pot in Haines
A Juneau woman was arrested Tuesday night in Haines on drug charges.

parking plans prompt protest
Businessman Jerry Reinwand has asked the Juneau Assembly to reconsider some parking and setback variances recently granted to Timberwolf Ventures, a nearby downtown competitor.

Around Juneau

President greets Anchorage family
ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BASE -- Just when it seemed President Clinton was going to hunker down on Air Force One during Sunday's brief refueling stop here, he came out and wowed the Nelvis family.

Juneau-based bingo, pull-tab operations under state review
Two Juneau-based gaming cooperatives have shorted the charities they work for by nearly $600,000 since 1995, leading the state to withhold their permits and audit the cooperatives for financial and regulatory problems.

Special-ed rules still in dispute
An emotionally disturbed student who threw a keyboard, hitting a teacher in the mouth, couldn't be removed from the classroom for long because of federal rules, says one former Alaska school administrator.

GOP sues to stop Szymanski candidacy
KENAI - The Alaska Republican Party has filed a lawsuit to try to block the candidacy of former Democratic state senator Mike Szymanski, who hopes to unseat incumbent GOP Sen. Jerry Ward.

Local weather service gets tech boost
Juneau can expect new technologies to increase the ease and accuracy of weather predictions, the director of the National Weather Service says.

Special-ed rules still in dispute
An emotionally disturbed student who threw a keyboard, hitting a teacher in the mouth, couldn't be removed from the classroom for long because of federal rules, says one former Alaska school administrator.

Corrections

Warming up with a day at the carnival
Indoors under a sky-blue big top, the weather forecast is always sunny and warm.

Powell seeks `moderate majority' on flightseeing
Juneau Assembly member Jim Powell is calling for a ``moderate majority'' to make its voice heard above all the din surrounding flightseeing and its critics.

Police and fire
Juneau police, fire officials, U.S. Coast Guard and Alaska State Troopers reported:

Authorities clash over behavior in children with disabilities
Federal rules for disciplining special education students require schools to anticipate behavior problems and change them through positive ways, rather than punishment.

AROUND THE STATE

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

Juneau-based bingo, pull-tab operations under state review
Two Juneau-based gaming cooperatives have shorted the charities they work for by nearly $600,000 since 1995, leading the state to withhold their permits and audit the cooperatives for financial and regulatory problems.

Manager evokes loyalty, distain
In the center of the state investigation into two Juneau-based charity fund-raising cooperatives is George Wright, a man who does not go quietly.

Manager evokes loyalty, distain
In the center of the state investigation into two Juneau-based charity fund-raising cooperatives is George Wright, a man who does not go quietly.

Corrections

Warming up with a day at the carnival
Indoors under a sky-blue big top, the weather forecast is always sunny and warm.

Bear bites Harborview teacher - but he's OK
A Juneau special education teacher is apparently OK after a nasty bear encounter near Angoon.

State loans $2.5 million more to seafood plant
ANCHORAGE - The state has loaned a massive new seafood plant $2.5 million to keep it going while the company scrambles to find new investors.

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

Pair suspected of dealing cocaine, pot in Haines
A Juneau woman was arrested Tuesday night in Haines on drug charges.

GOP sues to stop Szymanski candidacy
KENAI - The Alaska Republican Party has filed a lawsuit to try to block the candidacy of former Democratic state senator Mike Szymanski, who hopes to unseat incumbent GOP Sen. Jerry Ward.

Powell seeks `moderate majority' on flightseeing
Juneau Assembly member Jim Powell is calling for a ``moderate majority'' to make its voice heard above all the din surrounding flightseeing and its critics.

Electric glitch leads to small fire; another outage hits today
The power outage that struck Juneau on Sunday set in place a chain of events that led to a minor fire at the Mount Roberts Tram.

Around Juneau

parking plans prompt protest
Businessman Jerry Reinwand has asked the Juneau Assembly to reconsider some parking and setback variances recently granted to Timberwolf Ventures, a nearby downtown competitor.

President greets Anchorage family
ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BASE -- Just when it seemed President Clinton was going to hunker down on Air Force One during Sunday's brief refueling stop here, he came out and wowed the Nelvis family.

Authorities clash over behavior in children with disabilities
Federal rules for disciplining special education students require schools to anticipate behavior problems and change them through positive ways, rather than punishment.

AROUND THE STATE

Police and fire
Juneau police, fire officials, U.S. Coast Guard and Alaska State Troopers reported:

Genes cleaned, starched while you wait
Recently, an organization called ``The Human Genome Project'' - which, incredibly, turns out NOT to be rock band - announced that it had deciphered the human genetic code. Scientists reacted by holding a celebration so joyous that many of them woke up the next day with undershorts stains that they believe could take years to fully analyze.

Genes cleaned, starched while you wait
Recently, an organization called ``The Human Genome Project'' - which, incredibly, turns out NOT to be rock band - announced that it had deciphered the human genetic code. Scientists reacted by holding a celebration so joyous that many of them woke up the next day with undershorts stains that they believe could take years to fully analyze.

Missile shield plan needs more work
The following editorial appeared in the July 22 edition of the Anchorage Daily News:

Dive rescue plan needs more thought
At the last Juneau Assembly meeting, an apparently mundane topic was heard concerning transfer of some surplus dive equipment from the fire department to a local dive group to be used for dive ``recovery'' operations.

Word of Mouth

Word of mouth

Article reflects tour critics' doubts
Nick Jans' article in USA TODAY (July 18) ``Cruise Ships Tout Pristine Environment, Yet Trash Alaska'' reflects the feelings and observations of many residents of the capital city.

Missile shield plan needs more work
The following editorial appeared in the July 22 edition of the Anchorage Daily News:

Stop posturing and end marriage tax penalty

Article reflects tour critics' doubts
Nick Jans' article in USA TODAY (July 18) ``Cruise Ships Tout Pristine Environment, Yet Trash Alaska'' reflects the feelings and observations of many residents of the capital city.

Word of Mouth

Bering Sea crab crisis blamed on regulators
So the Bering Sea crab population has crashed.

Bering Sea crab crisis blamed on regulators
So the Bering Sea crab population has crashed.

Dive rescue plan needs more thought
At the last Juneau Assembly meeting, an apparently mundane topic was heard concerning transfer of some surplus dive equipment from the fire department to a local dive group to be used for dive ``recovery'' operations.

Word of mouth

Stop posturing and end marriage tax penalty

Hoonah man catches 86-pound king salmon
Frank Lee felt there were bigger fish just waiting to be caught, so after bringing in a 25-pound king salmon Thursday near Hoonah he released it to keep the small fish from counting against his daily limit.

Hoonah man catches 86-pound king salmon
Frank Lee felt there were bigger fish just waiting to be caught, so after bringing in a 25-pound king salmon Thursday near Hoonah he released it to keep the small fish from counting against his daily limit.

Sports in Juneau

Correction
Due to a reporter's error,

Majors down Knik 8-4 on state softball
The Gastineau Channel Little League Majors softball team claimed the first game of the state championship series Sunday with a 8-4 victory over Knik.

Purich bros. finish 5th, 11th at Crow Pass
Dave Pusich of Juneau took fifth place and his older brother Paul took 11th place Saturday in the 12th annual Crow Pass Crossing, a 28-mile wilderness run near Anchorage.

Malacas, Scholl lead Juneau juniors into state title game
Defense and a hot hitter put Juneau's Gastineau Channel Little League Junior All-Stars into the State Junior (age 13-14) Little League Baseball championship game.

Purich bros. finish 5th, 11th at Crow Pass
Dave Pusich of Juneau took fifth place and his older brother Paul took 11th place Saturday in the 12th annual Crow Pass Crossing, a 28-mile wilderness run near Anchorage.

Bursell, Mitchell win duathlon
The word transition is defined by Webster's New World Dictionary as ``a passing from one condition, form, stage, activity, place, etc., to another.''

Majors down Knik 8-4 on state softball
The Gastineau Channel Little League Majors softball team claimed the first game of the state championship series Sunday with a 8-4 victory over Knik.

Malacas, Scholl lead Juneau juniors into state title game
Defense and a hot hitter put Juneau's Gastineau Channel Little League Junior All-Stars into the State Junior (age 13-14) Little League Baseball championship game.

Correction
Due to a reporter's error,

Sports in Juneau

Bursell, Mitchell win duathlon
The word transition is defined by Webster's New World Dictionary as ``a passing from one condition, form, stage, activity, place, etc., to another.''

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