Monday, August 7, 2000

Nine new planets boost potential for life outside universe
LONDON - Scientists trying to connect the dots that make up the universe filled in key pieces of the puzzle Monday, announcing the discovery of nine new planets that orbit stars outside our solar system.

Nine new planets boost potential for life outside universe
LONDON - Scientists trying to connect the dots that make up the universe filled in key pieces of the puzzle Monday, announcing the discovery of nine new planets that orbit stars outside our solar system.

Around town

Obituary
CHRISTINE BRODERSEN

Around town

Around town

Obituary
CHRISTINE BRODERSEN

Around town

Taking teaching one step deeper
Professor Bruce Smith arrives at his poetry classroom at the Bread Loaf School of English, takes off his white cowboy hat and starts in briskly, choking off the pre-class chatter.

Taking teaching one step deeper
Professor Bruce Smith arrives at his poetry classroom at the Bread Loaf School of English, takes off his white cowboy hat and starts in briskly, choking off the pre-class chatter.

Bringing words to life
Three teachers stand on chairs, arms up and fingers stretched apart, as another teacher lies on the floor.

Bringing words to life
Three teachers stand on chairs, arms up and fingers stretched apart, as another teacher lies on the floor.

Third refinery may be built in North Pole
FAIRBANKS -- North Pole, near Fairbanks, may get a third refinery.

Around the state

Grants to recover more Native treasures awarded
On Wednesday, the National Park Service announced it has awarded $2.1 million to assist museums, tribes, Alaska Native corporations and villages with implementation of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.

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

Demers alters his plea
Jim Demers, a former Juneau Assembly candidate, will not contest criminal charges that he stole thousands of dollars from the Alaska Folk Festival and falsified the nonprofit group's books.

Briefly

Snowmachining groups file suit to open Denali National Park
FAIRBANKS - Two snowmachining groups have filed a federal lawsuit aimed at opening 2 million acres of Denali National Park and Preserve to riders.

Newcomer at convention learns ropes
PHILADELPHIA -- Kevin Simpson, 21, of Douglas, has not even voted yet in a national election.

Juneau discovery leads to spot on television show
Related acts of honesty are bringing two Juneau families national publicity.

Snowmachining groups file suit to open Denali National Park
FAIRBANKS - Two snowmachining groups have filed a federal lawsuit aimed at opening 2 million acres of Denali National Park and Preserve to riders.

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

Malnourished dog gets a shock
Juneau Animal Control is seeking the owner of a malnourished dog that was accidentally subjected to a severe electrical shock Thursday.

Coming home from the bash
PHILADELPHIA -- Alaska delegates to the Republican National Convention have headed home to campaign for a nominee who, if elected, will be the only president to have lived in the state.

Alaskans sent to Lower 48 to help with wildfires
As large swaths of the West burn, Alaskans are helping to beat back the flames.

Publisher of Empire leaves for promotion
Empire publisher promoted to GM role at Nebraska paper

`Our grandfather's property' returned
Over and over the floor reverberated with feet stamping -- the Tlingit equivalent of hands clapping -- as four priceless Angoon artifacts were welcomed back Friday afternoon at the Alaska State Museum.

Coming home from the bash
PHILADELPHIA -- Alaska delegates to the Republican National Convention have headed home to campaign for a nominee who, if elected, will be the only president to have lived in the state.

Grants to recover more Native treasures awarded
On Wednesday, the National Park Service announced it has awarded $2.1 million to assist museums, tribes, Alaska Native corporations and villages with implementation of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.

Third refinery may be built in North Pole
FAIRBANKS -- North Pole, near Fairbanks, may get a third refinery.

Seeking better health through prevention
A new university program seeks to save lives by promoting wellness rather than treating illness.

Publisher of Empire leaves for promotion
Empire publisher promoted to GM role at Nebraska paper

Woman's rags-to-riches story relived a century later
When Belinda Mulrooney arrived in Juneau around the turn of the century, she was already a savvy businesswoman on her way from poverty to wealth. She was barely 20 years old.

Catholic bishop in Fairbanks dies at 65
ANCHORAGE -- The bishop of the Roman Catholic diocese of Fairbanks died of an apparent heart attack Sunday, minutes before he was to celebrate a confirmation Mass in the western Alaska village of Emmonak.

AARP offers advice for avoiding scams
The American Association for Retired People is trying to acquaint the elderly with the gist of telephone pitches in order to arm them against fraud.

Geographer: Research shows Brits reached Southeast Alaska first
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - A Canadian researcher says he has proof a famed British explorer made a secret mission into Southeast Alaska more than 400 years ago.

Around the state

State short on dentists for poor
When the state started a program called Denali KidCare last year, money began flowing for 11,000 more children to see dentists. But finding the dentists to see them has been a problem in parts of the state.

Catholic bishop in Fairbanks dies at 65
ANCHORAGE -- The bishop of the Roman Catholic diocese of Fairbanks died of an apparent heart attack Sunday, minutes before he was to celebrate a confirmation Mass in the western Alaska village of Emmonak.

Fuel leaks from pipeline
ANCHORAGE - An abandoned underground pipeline may have leaked up to 80,000 gallons of jet fuel in an Anchorage neighborhood, according to state environmental officials.

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

Juneau discovery leads to spot on television show
Related acts of honesty are bringing two Juneau families national publicity.

`Our grandfather's property' returned
Over and over the floor reverberated with feet stamping -- the Tlingit equivalent of hands clapping -- as four priceless Angoon artifacts were welcomed back Friday afternoon at the Alaska State Museum.

Malnourished dog gets a shock
Juneau Animal Control is seeking the owner of a malnourished dog that was accidentally subjected to a severe electrical shock Thursday.

AARP offers advice for avoiding scams
The American Association for Retired People is trying to acquaint the elderly with the gist of telephone pitches in order to arm them against fraud.

Seeking better health through prevention
A new university program seeks to save lives by promoting wellness rather than treating illness.

Woman's rags-to-riches story relived a century later
When Belinda Mulrooney arrived in Juneau around the turn of the century, she was already a savvy businesswoman on her way from poverty to wealth. She was barely 20 years old.

Briefly

Alaskans sent to Lower 48 to help with wildfires
As large swaths of the West burn, Alaskans are helping to beat back the flames.

Newcomer at convention learns ropes
PHILADELPHIA -- Kevin Simpson, 21, of Douglas, has not even voted yet in a national election.

State short on dentists for poor
When the state started a program called Denali KidCare last year, money began flowing for 11,000 more children to see dentists. But finding the dentists to see them has been a problem in parts of the state.

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

Flu shots may limited due to vaccine shortage
State health officials are warning of the likelihood of a flu vaccine shortage this winter and are urging shots be given only to those at high risk of complications from the disease.

Fuel leaks from pipeline
ANCHORAGE - An abandoned underground pipeline may have leaked up to 80,000 gallons of jet fuel in an Anchorage neighborhood, according to state environmental officials.

Geographer: Research shows Brits reached Southeast Alaska first
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - A Canadian researcher says he has proof a famed British explorer made a secret mission into Southeast Alaska more than 400 years ago.

Demers alters his plea
Jim Demers, a former Juneau Assembly candidate, will not contest criminal charges that he stole thousands of dollars from the Alaska Folk Festival and falsified the nonprofit group's books.

Flu shots may limited due to vaccine shortage
State health officials are warning of the likelihood of a flu vaccine shortage this winter and are urging shots be given only to those at high risk of complications from the disease.

Will election derail Social Security?
Social Security has been the third rail of American politics - not to be touched by politicians

Group opposes ethanol plant
Value-added. It seems like everything is value-added now. Sealaska Corp. wants to take Tongass old-growth and make ethanol out of it. Guess what they're calling it? You got it. Value-added.

Student loans must be paid back
The following editorial appeared in the Aug. 3 edition of the Anchorage Daily News:

Homecoming of Native items a reason for joy
Of all the experiences

No Word of Mouth today

Will election derail Social Security?
Social Security has been the third rail of American politics - not to be touched by politicians

It's not a house, it's a repair industry
We're

Word of mouth

Flightseeing routes questioned
Why do flightseeing helicopters need to fly down the channel or over residential areas at all?

Student loans must be paid back
The following editorial appeared in the Aug. 3 edition of the Anchorage Daily News:

It's not a house, it's a repair industry
We're

Flightseeing routes questioned
Why do flightseeing helicopters need to fly down the channel or over residential areas at all?

Word of mouth

Group opposes ethanol plant
Value-added. It seems like everything is value-added now. Sealaska Corp. wants to take Tongass old-growth and make ethanol out of it. Guess what they're calling it? You got it. Value-added.

Homecoming of Native items a reason for joy
Of all the experiences

Conservation bill could give Alaska $2.5 billion
Erosion threatens the very existence of the village of Shishmaref. Waves, wind and ice ha

No Word of Mouth today

Conservation bill could give Alaska $2.5 billion
Erosion threatens the very existence of the village of Shishmaref. Waves, wind and ice ha

Pusich wins Maier Marathon
Paul Pusich hobbled through the runners' chute at the finish of the Frank Maier Memorial Marathon Saturday, gingerly walked over to a nearby bench, and sat down with a dazed expression on his face.

A slow day as Graves wins Tour of Juneau
After three stages of trying to hammer each other into submission during the Tour of Juneau cycling race, the riders in Saturday's final Lena Beach Road Race stage decided to take things easy on one another.

Pusich wins Maier Marathon
Paul Pusich hobbled through the runners' chute at the finish of the Frank Maier Memorial Marathon Saturday, gingerly walked over to a nearby bench, and sat down with a dazed expression on his face.

Conway's team falls at series
Former Juneau-Douglas High baseball player Rob Conway hit 2-for-4 and scored a run, but his team the Nevada (Mo.) Griffons fell 7-4 to the San Francisco Seals at the National Baseball Congress World Series in Wichita, Kan., Sunday.

Strong transfers to Biola University
Nate Strong of tiny Tenakee Springs is transferring from Montana State-Billings to Biola University so he'll have an opportunity to play more college basketball.

A slow day as Graves wins Tour of Juneau
After three stages of trying to hammer each other into submission during the Tour of Juneau cycling race, the riders in Saturday's final Lena Beach Road Race stage decided to take things easy on one another.

Conway's team falls at series
Former Juneau-Douglas High baseball player Rob Conway hit 2-for-4 and scored a run, but his team the Nevada (Mo.) Griffons fell 7-4 to the San Francisco Seals at the National Baseball Congress World Series in Wichita, Kan., Sunday.

Strong transfers to Biola University
Nate Strong of tiny Tenakee Springs is transferring from Montana State-Billings to Biola University so he'll have an opportunity to play more college basketball.

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