Friday, August 4, 2000

EPA says two cruise lines polluted the air last year
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants two cruise lines to pay for violating Alaska air pollution laws.

Slim Fast recalls diet drink
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Slim Fast Foods is recalling more than 1 million cans of three popular diet shakes, saying the drinks may make people ill.

Slim Fast recalls diet drink
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Slim Fast Foods is recalling more than 1 million cans of three popular diet shakes, saying the drinks may make people ill.

EPA says two cruise lines polluted the air last year
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants two cruise lines to pay for violating Alaska air pollution laws.

Migrations mean rapidly changing skies
Even though the Fourth of July usually ends up being the peak of summer for Juneau residents, some bird species which breed in Alaska are already well on the way to their wintering grounds in Central and South America by this date.

FYI

Weddings
KLUANE IVEY, JEFF BAER, TRAVERS CAMERON, CELESTE DYAKANOFF, JILL MARTIN, JIM DAVENPORT

Migrations mean rapidly changing skies
Even though the Fourth of July usually ends up being the peak of summer for Juneau residents, some bird species which breed in Alaska are already well on the way to their wintering grounds in Central and South America by this date.

Best bets
This is a banner weekend for entertainment in Juneau.

Thank you

Thank you

Best bets
This is a banner weekend for entertainment in Juneau.

Around Town

Around town

Obituary
EMIL KOWALCZYK

Weddings
KLUANE IVEY, JEFF BAER, TRAVERS CAMERON, CELESTE DYAKANOFF, JILL MARTIN, JIM DAVENPORT

Around Town

Around town

FYI

Obituary
EMIL KOWALCZYK

Artist highlights trees in new exhibit
Roxanne Turner's trees seem imbued with more life than most mortal vegetation.

Potter Jane Terry: Functional art
Form and function: Jane Terry is a painter and a potter, but clay is her favorite medium.

Potter Jane Terry: Functional art
Form and function: Jane Terry is a painter and a potter, but clay is her favorite medium.

Shakespeare in the blood
Shakespeare is good for kids.

Shakespeare in the blood
Shakespeare is good for kids.

Artist highlights trees in new exhibit
Roxanne Turner's trees seem imbued with more life than most mortal vegetation.

Entertainment Calender

Entertainment Calender

Life can be tough as an Irish warrior
He's a lover and a warrior, he's aging and half-crazy, and he's just met his greatest foe.

Life can be tough as an Irish warrior
He's a lover and a warrior, he's aging and half-crazy, and he's just met his greatest foe.

Ocean center edges forward
The new $50 million National Marine Fisheries Service research facility at Lena Point, slated for ground-breaking in late spring 2001, is two kinds of dream -- a 7-year planning nightmare and a shot in the arm.

Upper Cook Inlet sockeye harvest weak
KENAI - Two scheduled openings remain for upper Cook Inlet drift gillnet fishermen, but many are already giving up on what they're calling a disastrous season.

18 Alaska Air jets grounded
SEATTLE -- Alaska Airlines has completed 12 of an expected 17 inspections of MD-80 aircraft, one day after announcing that a tool used to measure stresses on the jets' tail sections may have given the wrong readings.

Seat belts enforcement stepped up
Law enforcement agencies statewide have been stepping up seat belt enforcement and education.

Business teaches children to use their hands
Since she was a child, Merridy Davis loved creating things with her hands. A few years ago, she turned her skills into a business that gives dozens of Juneau children a summertime activity.

Sockeye fishing closed on Kenai
ANCHORAGE -- Citing a dismal escapement count, the Department of Fish and Game announced Thursday it will close the main stem of the Kenai River to sockeye sport fishing.

Around the state

Welfare payments to Alaskans dip to lowest point in 10 years
Alaska's welfare caseload is down 34 percent -- the lowest level since 1990, according to Gov. Tony Knowles.

Kake child scorched by boiling water
Kake's water problems have indirectly resulted in a family tragedy.

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

Helicopter plucks lost hikers off Mount Juneau
With mist, crumbling shale and fast-fading daylight conspiring to keep them stranded, two out-of-state hikers were rescued from the steep face of Mount Juneau Thursday night.

Kake struggles for water supply
KAKE -- A few hundred yards from the hole torn through this small community's dam, thousands of salmon thrash in the shallows near a hatchery that cannot hold all their valuable eggs for lack of a reliable water supply.

Kake child scorched by boiling water
Kake's water problems have indirectly resulted in a family tragedy.

Correction
Due to a reporting error, a Wednesday Empire article on an airport for Angoon stated only one air carrier provides regular scheduled floatplane service to the community. Both Wings of Alaska and Alaska Seaplanes provide such service.

GCI to knuckle down on cable users who don't pay
Consumers illegally receiving GCI Cable can discontinue the service -- no questions asked -- this month.

State may fine tax cap group
ANCHORAGE -- Alaska's campaign watchdog agency is considering fining the pro-tax-cap initiative group $50 a day for registration irregularities.

Round the world in an open boat
In a boat the size of a family car, two Swedes motored away from Juneau early this morning to continue their around-the-world voyage.

Cruise lines face fines
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants two cruise lines to pay for violating Alaska air pollution laws.

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

Around the State

State looks for firm to run telecom services
The state is moving ahead with plans to contract out more telecommunications services. The Department of Administration today issued a request for proposals on the project.

Upper Cook Inlet sockeye harvest weak
KENAI - Two scheduled openings remain for upper Cook Inlet drift gillnet fishermen, but many are already giving up on what they're calling a disastrous season.

SOB needs facelift
Workers are getting stuck in elevators and the roof leaks.

Ocean center edges forward
The new $50 million National Marine Fisheries Service research facility at Lena Point, slated for ground-breaking in late spring 2001, is two kinds of dream -- a 7-year planning nightmare and a shot in the arm.

Correction
Due to a reporting error, a Wednesday Empire article on an airport for Angoon stated only one air carrier provides regular scheduled floatplane service to the community. Both Wings of Alaska and Alaska Seaplanes provide such service.

Around the state

Police and fire
Juneau police, fire officials, hospital officials, the Juneau Crime Line and the Coast Guard reported:

Cruise lines face fines
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants two cruise lines to pay for violating Alaska air pollution laws.

State looks for firm to run telecom services
The state is moving ahead with plans to contract out more telecommunications services. The Department of Administration today issued a request for proposals on the project.

State may fine tax cap group
ANCHORAGE -- Alaska's campaign watchdog agency is considering fining the pro-tax-cap initiative group $50 a day for registration irregularities.

SOB needs facelift
Workers are getting stuck in elevators and the roof leaks.

Helicopter plucks lost hikers off Mount Juneau
With mist, crumbling shale and fast-fading daylight conspiring to keep them stranded, two out-of-state hikers were rescued from the steep face of Mount Juneau Thursday night.

Kake struggles for water supply
KAKE -- A few hundred yards from the hole torn through this small community's dam, thousands of salmon thrash in the shallows near a hatchery that cannot hold all their valuable eggs for lack of a reliable water supply.

Seat belts enforcement stepped up
Law enforcement agencies statewide have been stepping up seat belt enforcement and education.

Cops discover water 'accident' was actually boat abandonment
An overturned boat in Lynn Canal authorities thought might be from a boating accident turned out to be abandoned property.

Sockeye fishing closed on Kenai
ANCHORAGE -- Citing a dismal escapement count, the Department of Fish and Game announced Thursday it will close the main stem of the Kenai River to sockeye sport fishing.

GCI to knuckle down on cable users who don't pay
Consumers illegally receiving GCI Cable can discontinue the service -- no questions asked -- this month.

Welfare payments to Alaskans dip to lowest point in 10 years
Alaska's welfare caseload is down 34 percent -- the lowest level since 1990, according to Gov. Tony Knowles.

Police and fire
Juneau police, fire officials, hospital officials, the Juneau Crime Line and the Coast Guard reported:

Cops discover water 'accident' was actually boat abandonment
An overturned boat in Lynn Canal authorities thought might be from a boating accident turned out to be abandoned property.

Business teaches children to use their hands
Since she was a child, Merridy Davis loved creating things with her hands. A few years ago, she turned her skills into a business that gives dozens of Juneau children a summertime activity.

18 Alaska Air jets grounded
SEATTLE -- Alaska Airlines has completed 12 of an expected 17 inspections of MD-80 aircraft, one day after announcing that a tool used to measure stresses on the jets' tail sections may have given the wrong readings.

Round the world in an open boat
In a boat the size of a family car, two Swedes motored away from Juneau early this morning to continue their around-the-world voyage.

Around the State

Like it or not, we pay for the convention
The following editorial appeared in Wednesday's edition of the Chicago Tribune:

Like it or not, we pay for the convention
The following editorial appeared in Wednesday's edition of the Chicago Tribune:

Tourism supports other helicopter uses
Coastal Helicopters Inc. is the only helicopter company in Juneau that is both locally owned and operates all 12 months of the year.

No peace and quiet to be found here
My friend has been around long enough to know better, but remains a staunch Republican. He still believes in ``political loyalty'' even though we both admit the phrase is an oxymoron in most applications. He is colorful and outspoken.

Tourism supports other helicopter uses
Coastal Helicopters Inc. is the only helicopter company in Juneau that is both locally owned and operates all 12 months of the year.

A columnist gets out while the getting is still good
A number of people, hearing that I was about to retire, have asked: ``But how can you leave just as the presidential campaign is about to swing into full gear?''

Word of mouth

Avoid putting bears - and people - at risk
Those of us who live in Juneau oftentimes forget we're in a national forest - the wilderness is in our backyard.

Does the `W' really stand for women?
The placards pop up all across the massive convention floor like flashcards for a remedial reading course:

Word of mouth

Word of mouth

No peace and quiet to be found here
My friend has been around long enough to know better, but remains a staunch Republican. He still believes in ``political loyalty'' even though we both admit the phrase is an oxymoron in most applications. He is colorful and outspoken.

Word of mouth

A columnist gets out while the getting is still good
A number of people, hearing that I was about to retire, have asked: ``But how can you leave just as the presidential campaign is about to swing into full gear?''

Avoid putting bears - and people - at risk
Those of us who live in Juneau oftentimes forget we're in a national forest - the wilderness is in our backyard.

Does the `W' really stand for women?
The placards pop up all across the massive convention floor like flashcards for a remedial reading course:

Sports in Juneau

Coyner wins age in Lake Placid Tri
Former Juneau resident Kevin Coyner won his age group during the Lake Placid (N.Y.) Ironman Triathlon on Sunday.

A Short, painful ride
The cyclists entered in this weekend's Tour of Juneau got just a small taste of things to come with Wednesday night's 2-mile prologue.

Maier Marathon starts Saturday
A common sight in Juneau's running races is Paul Pusich's deeply tanned and chiseled physique running all alone, with few challengers in his wake.

Sports in Juneau

Conway plays in NBC World Series
An Alaskan won even if the Alaska team lost Thursday night in the National Baseball Congress World Series in Wichita, Kan.

Coyner wins age in Lake Placid Tri
Former Juneau resident Kevin Coyner won his age group during the Lake Placid (N.Y.) Ironman Triathlon on Sunday.

It's Le Tour de Dan
It was just another Dan event in Thursday's second stage of the Tour of Juneau cycling race, a 5-mile hill climb to Eaglecrest Ski Area.

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

A Short, painful ride
The cyclists entered in this weekend's Tour of Juneau got just a small taste of things to come with Wednesday night's 2-mile prologue.

Maier Marathon starts Saturday
A common sight in Juneau's running races is Paul Pusich's deeply tanned and chiseled physique running all alone, with few challengers in his wake.

Conway plays in NBC World Series
An Alaskan won even if the Alaska team lost Thursday night in the National Baseball Congress World Series in Wichita, Kan.

It's Le Tour de Dan
It was just another Dan event in Thursday's second stage of the Tour of Juneau cycling race, a 5-mile hill climb to Eaglecrest Ski Area.

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