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Tuesday, July 25, 2000

Tech event gains new sponsor
There's a new host at the COMTECH party.

Biz Calendar

Kmart plans to close 72 locations in 28 states
locations in 28 states

Tech event gains new sponsor
There's a new host at the COMTECH party.

Around the clock
Clients of Alaska USA Federal Credit Union can access their assets 24-7, with a new self-service terminal that's been installed at Carrs.

Three barges process liquid fish product
A fisheries operation consisting of three barges moored near Auke Bay is using a Scandinavian process to turn salmon carcasses into feed for Asian shrimp farms.

Three barges process liquid fish product
A fisheries operation consisting of three barges moored near Auke Bay is using a Scandinavian process to turn salmon carcasses into feed for Asian shrimp farms.

Kmart plans to close 72 locations in 28 states
locations in 28 states

Biz Calendar

Development council considers its future
The board of the Juneau Economic Development Council recently survived a near-death experience, fiscally speaking.

Business profile
Title and firm: Owner, Rent A Spouse.

Around the clock
Clients of Alaska USA Federal Credit Union can access their assets 24-7, with a new self-service terminal that's been installed at Carrs.

Business profile
Title and firm: Owner, Rent A Spouse.

Development council considers its future
The board of the Juneau Economic Development Council recently survived a near-death experience, fiscally speaking.

Murkowski wins committee vote on conservation bill
ANCHORAGE -- U.S. Sen. Frank Murkowski today succeeded in pushing forward a controversial measure that would reallocate federal offshore oil drilling revenues into parks and conservation work.

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.

Murkowski wins committee vote on conservation bill
ANCHORAGE -- U.S. Sen. Frank Murkowski today succeeded in pushing forward a controversial measure that would reallocate federal offshore oil drilling revenues into parks and conservation work.

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.

Obituary
DILLON WHITELEY

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Obituaries
EVAN FRANCES WRUCK

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DILLON WHITELEY

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Around town

Around Town

Obituaries
EVAN FRANCES WRUCK

Around Town

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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.

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

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.

City divies up funds from ship passenger fees
The city will spend more than $3 million of cruise ship passenger fee proceeds on projects ranging from design of a visitors center to hiking trail upkeep to hiring crossing guards for tourist safety.

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.

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

Around the state

Voters get say on tax
This fall's ballot will include a choice for Juneau voters about whether they want to renew two temporary sales taxes.

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.

Senator: Put missile shield in Dakota, not Alaska, and pay those not protected
not Alaska, and pay those not protected

AROUND THE STATE

Rotary sends Alaskans to other countries
Juneau's Rotary clubs are accepting applications for Ambassadorial Scholarships. One recipient will present a slide show Wednesday on her experiences, to provide a better idea of what the scholarship program offers.

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.

Slime lines draw more teens
KASILOF -- Fish guts lack glamour. But they are the ticket to big money for Kenai Peninsula teen-agers willing to endure the demands of fish processing work.

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

Voters get say on tax
This fall's ballot will include a choice for Juneau voters about whether they want to renew two temporary sales taxes.

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.

Slime lines draw more teens
KASILOF -- Fish guts lack glamour. But they are the ticket to big money for Kenai Peninsula teen-agers willing to endure the demands of fish processing work.

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.

Rotary sends Alaskans to other countries
Juneau's Rotary clubs are accepting applications for Ambassadorial Scholarships. One recipient will present a slide show Wednesday on her experiences, to provide a better idea of what the scholarship program offers.

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.

Senator: Put missile shield in Dakota, not Alaska, and pay those not protected
not Alaska, and pay those not protected

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

Possible dam collapse threatens Kake
KAKE - High water from this week's heavy rains have officials warily eyeing Kake's aging wooden dam and worrying about homes and a salmon hatchery below it.

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.

Cohen vies for school board seat
Juneau School Board member Chuck Cohen will run again this year.

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.

City divies up funds from ship passenger fees
The city will spend more than $3 million of cruise ship passenger fee proceeds on projects ranging from design of a visitors center to hiking trail upkeep to hiring crossing guards for tourist safety.

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 the state

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.

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

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

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.

Cohen vies for school board seat
Juneau School Board member Chuck Cohen will run again this year.

Possible dam collapse threatens Kake
KAKE - High water from this week's heavy rains have officials warily eyeing Kake's aging wooden dam and worrying about homes and a salmon hatchery below it.

AROUND THE STATE

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

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.

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.

Fear of vaccinations must be overcome
As an infection control nurse at Vanderbilt University's Medical Center, I've become increasingly concerned that our country may be dropping its guard in the battle against vaccine-preventable diseases.

Word of mouth

Technology keeps us too close to work
What got me were the sheep. The newspaper ad featured a shepherd and his flock on some remote moor. And the caption asked: ``Wish you had more free time?''

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

Conservation bill may have grown too much
The following editorial appeared in the July 19 edition of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner:

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

Word of mouth

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

Fear of vaccinations must be overcome
As an infection control nurse at Vanderbilt University's Medical Center, I've become increasingly concerned that our country may be dropping its guard in the battle against vaccine-preventable diseases.

Word of mouth

Technology keeps us too close to work
What got me were the sheep. The newspaper ad featured a shepherd and his flock on some remote moor. And the caption asked: ``Wish you had more free time?''

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.

Conservation bill may have grown too much
The following editorial appeared in the July 19 edition of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner:

Word of mouth

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.

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.

Juniors baseball claims state title
The Juneau Juniors are at it again.

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.

Halibut fishing remains hot
King salmon catch rates improve with arrival of feeder kings; chum and pink salmon are numerous; and halibut fishing remains excellent out in Icy and Chatham Strait and improves in local waters.

Correction
Due to a reporter's error,

Juniors baseball claims state title
The Juneau Juniors are at it again.

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.

Juniors softball team falls to Knik
The Junior Juniors softball team found itself on the losing end of two defensive classics at the state softball championship Monday and Tuesday at Melvin Park.

Correction
Due to a reporter's error,

Halibut fishing remains hot
King salmon catch rates improve with arrival of feeder kings; chum and pink salmon are numerous; and halibut fishing remains excellent out in Icy and Chatham Strait and improves in local waters.

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.

Juniors softball team falls to Knik
The Junior Juniors softball team found itself on the losing end of two defensive classics at the state softball championship Monday and Tuesday at Melvin Park.

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