Monday, August 14, 2000

Negotiator says hostages held in Philippine jungle will be freed
ZAMBOANGA, Philippines A key negotiator said Monday that Muslim rebels holding Westerners and Asians in a Philippine jungle will release nine hostages within two days.

Negotiator says hostages held in Philippine jungle will be freed
ZAMBOANGA, Philippines A key negotiator said Monday that Muslim rebels holding Westerners and Asians in a Philippine jungle will release nine hostages within two days.

Around town

Around town

Around town

Around town

Obituary
THOMAS G. HOOTEN

Obituary
THOMAS G. HOOTEN

In the End
The '50s sci-fi flicks foretold the end,

Spaceships
Gliding silently through outer space,

Parallel Universe
The universe is what interested me, Aimee Chavitz. I gazed in vain at the heavens above trying to see past them. I thought that if I looked hard enough, I could see what lay behind the shining balls of light.

Inside Out
Carcross comic

In the End
The '50s sci-fi flicks foretold the end,

Parallel Universe
The universe is what interested me, Aimee Chavitz. I gazed in vain at the heavens above trying to see past them. I thought that if I looked hard enough, I could see what lay behind the shining balls of light.

Inside Out
Carcross comic

Future Story
You asked when I would be writing scripts, well I am working

Future Story
You asked when I would be writing scripts, well I am working

Spaceships
Gliding silently through outer space,

Tales of the Future
Change inspires Lisa Weissler.

Changing Times
Emily Hunt stared uncomprehendingly at the closing rift; a view of the Chicago sidewalk where she had been waiting for a cab faded to nothingness. ``What the . . . ?'' Emily gasped.

Tales of the Future
Change inspires Lisa Weissler.

Changing Times
Emily Hunt stared uncomprehendingly at the closing rift; a view of the Chicago sidewalk where she had been waiting for a cab faded to nothingness. ``What the . . . ?'' Emily gasped.

Around the state

Study of oil leases' effects ordered
SOLDOTNA - The state Department of Natural Resources must conduct a thorough study of the effects of oil and gas development on beluga whales before leasing 500,000 acres of key whale habitat in Cook Inlet, an Anchorage judge has ordered.

Faking it for tourists
If real whales don't materialize, why not launch your own?

Village wants fuel cell
FAIRBANKS -- A steady stream of natural gas will soon start flowing to Nuiqsut.

A poor chum run
FAIRBANKS - The fall chum salmon run on the Yukon River could be one of the worst ever - so bad that even subsistence fishing has been cut back even further and even could be stopped altogether, according to state fisheries officials.

Senate race: Test of travel
The five Democrats competing for the District C state Senate seat face a difficult race, not because of their opponents, but because the geography of the 600-mile-long district makes campaigning a challenge.

Judge calls for study on whales
SOLDOTNA The state Department of Natural Resources must conduct a thorough study of the effects of oil and gas development on beluga whales before leasing 500,000 acres of key whale habitat in Cook Inlet, an Anchorage judge has ordered.

AK reps soften dispute
LOS ANGELES -- Alaska delegates to the Democratic National Convention got down to work today, ready to campaign for Al Gore despite major policy differences.

After 80 years, log camps close
KETCHIKAN - An era is ending in Southeast Alaska.

Choice varies in SE races
Some Southeast Alaska voters will have more choices than others when they head to the primary election polls Aug. 22.

After 80 years, log camps close
KETCHIKAN - An era is ending in Southeast Alaska.

PBS show spotlights lighthouses
The Juneau Lighthouse Association will hold a work party at the Five Finger Lighthouse this weekend and public TV will be there filming.

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

U.S. team finds bomber in Russia 56 years after crash
MOSCOW The U.S. Navy bomber Ventura lifted off from Alaska's Aleutian Islands into a snowstorm on March 25, 1944, heading for a sortie over northern Japan, and disappeared for 56 years.

U.S. team finds bomber in Russia 56 years after crash
MOSCOW The U.S. Navy bomber Ventura lifted off from Alaska's Aleutian Islands into a snowstorm on March 25, 1944, heading for a sortie over northern Japan, and disappeared for 56 years.

Experiencing life at Platform 9 3/4
It's the only party in town where you can wear a pillowcase and get complimented on your good fashion taste.

Federal court seeks guidance on Native-hire law
ANCHORAGE - A federal appeals court has asked for guidance from the Alaska Supreme Court in deciding the legality of the North Slope Borough's Native-hire preference law.

Boys, Girls Club offers new kids' hangout
To the sounds of reggae music and clicking pool balls, 11-year-old Devon Bliss shoots baskets. He uses three balls, letting them roll down the slide beneath the indoor hoop, catching them and shooting again in a constant cycle.

Costly race shaping up in Southeast
Bill Privett's attempt to defeat state Sen. Robin Taylor is shaping up to be the most expensive primary election campaign in the state.

Ice rink fans await vote
With the appearance of a Savikko Park ice rink on the Oct. 3 ballot, ice skating fans may be closer to their decade-long goal than they've ever been.

Experiencing life at Platform 9 3/4
It's the only party in town where you can wear a pillowcase and get complimented on your good fashion taste.

Police and fire

Federal court seeks guidance on Native-hire law
ANCHORAGE - A federal appeals court has asked for guidance from the Alaska Supreme Court in deciding the legality of the North Slope Borough's Native-hire preference law.

Costly race shaping up in Southeast
Bill Privett's attempt to defeat state Sen. Robin Taylor is shaping up to be the most expensive primary election campaign in the state.

Ice rink fans await vote
With the appearance of a Savikko Park ice rink on the Oct. 3 ballot, ice skating fans may be closer to their decade-long goal than they've ever been.

Senate race: Test of travel
The five Democrats competing for the District C state Senate seat face a difficult race, not because of their opponents, but because the geography of the 600-mile-long district makes campaigning a challenge.

Briefly
Winter ferry reservations begin Tuesday

AK reps soften dispute
LOS ANGELES -- Alaska delegates to the Democratic National Convention got down to work today, ready to campaign for Al Gore despite major policy differences.

Faking it for tourists
If real whales don't materialize, why not launch your own?

Choice varies in SE races
Some Southeast Alaska voters will have more choices than others when they head to the primary election polls Aug. 22.

PBS show spotlights lighthouses
The Juneau Lighthouse Association will hold a work party at the Five Finger Lighthouse this weekend and public TV will be there filming.

Study of oil leases' effects ordered
SOLDOTNA - The state Department of Natural Resources must conduct a thorough study of the effects of oil and gas development on beluga whales before leasing 500,000 acres of key whale habitat in Cook Inlet, an Anchorage judge has ordered.

A poor chum run
FAIRBANKS - The fall chum salmon run on the Yukon River could be one of the worst ever - so bad that even subsistence fishing has been cut back even further and even could be stopped altogether, according to state fisheries officials.

Boys, Girls Club offers new kids' hangout
To the sounds of reggae music and clicking pool balls, 11-year-old Devon Bliss shoots baskets. He uses three balls, letting them roll down the slide beneath the indoor hoop, catching them and shooting again in a constant cycle.

Briefly
Winter ferry reservations begin Tuesday

Around the state

Village wants fuel cell
FAIRBANKS -- A steady stream of natural gas will soon start flowing to Nuiqsut.

Judge calls for study on whales
SOLDOTNA The state Department of Natural Resources must conduct a thorough study of the effects of oil and gas development on beluga whales before leasing 500,000 acres of key whale habitat in Cook Inlet, an Anchorage judge has ordered.

Police and fire

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

Use tourism dollars to deal with bear problem
Juneau's garbage bear problem is a public safety problem and an ethical challenge. I applaud the Empire editorial of Friday, Aug. 4. Over the years there have been many efforts and excellent suggestions on how to deal with the garbage bear p

Use tourism dollars to deal with bear problem
Juneau's garbage bear problem is a public safety problem and an ethical challenge. I applaud the Empire editorial of Friday, Aug. 4. Over the years there have been many efforts and excellent suggestions on how to deal with the garbage bear p

Get'cher Harry Potter knockoffs here
I am NOT jealous of the woman who writes the Harry Potter books. It does NOT bother me that her most recent book, ``Harry Potter and the Enormous Royalty Check,'' has already become the best-selling book in world history, beating out her previous book, ``Harry Potter Purchases Microsoft.''

Firestones cover-up unraveled like its tires
Millions of Americans are cruising around on Firestone tires that could unexpectedly blow to smithereens, a fact known to the manufacturer but withheld from the public.

Get'cher Harry Potter knockoffs here
I am NOT jealous of the woman who writes the Harry Potter books. It does NOT bother me that her most recent book, ``Harry Potter and the Enormous Royalty Check,'' has already become the best-selling book in world history, beating out her previous book, ``Harry Potter Purchases Microsoft.''

Goodbye from a reporter
I wish I could pack all of you up in my luggage and take you with me.

Empire taking a giant, anxious step forward
On Monday, your Juneau Empire takes the cyber plunge into the 21st century. By the end of the week the Empire arguabl

Word of mouth

Word of mouth

Goodbye from a reporter
I wish I could pack all of you up in my luggage and take you with me.

Word of mouth

Firestones cover-up unraveled like its tires
Millions of Americans are cruising around on Firestone tires that could unexpectedly blow to smithereens, a fact known to the manufacturer but withheld from the public.

Word of mouth

Empire taking a giant, anxious step forward
On Monday, your Juneau Empire takes the cyber plunge into the 21st century. By the end of the week the Empire arguabl

Fine young commodores
It looked like ballet.

Hall fastest in 50 free prelims
INDIANAPOLIS Gary Hall Jr. allowed himself the relative luxury of taking six breaths in the 50-meter freestyle preliminaries at the U.S. Olympic swim trials Monday.

Cottingham leads Juneau Quicksilver in Soccer Cup
Erin Cottingham notche

Juneau team falls short in title games
Two boys soccer teams from Juneau made it the finals of the Alaska State Soccer Cup in Palmer Sunday, but came up short of winning state titles.

Cottingham leads Juneau Quicksilver in Soccer Cup
Erin Cottingham notche

Hall fastest in 50 free prelims
INDIANAPOLIS Gary Hall Jr. allowed himself the relative luxury of taking six breaths in the 50-meter freestyle preliminaries at the U.S. Olympic swim trials Monday.

Hughes wins two region swim titles
Paul Hughes of Juneau's Glacier Swim Club won two events last week in the Region XII Age-Group Long-Course Championship swim meet in Wenatchee, Wash.

Juneau team falls short in title games
Two boys soccer teams from Juneau made it the finals of the Alaska State Soccer Cup in Palmer Sunday, but came up short of winning state titles.

Fine young commodores
It looked like ballet.

Brooks, Stringer pair tops Twosome
The tireless twosome of Wesley Brooks and Jesse Stringer won the Toilsome Twosome running race Saturday on the Brotherhood Bridge Trail.

Hughes wins two region swim titles
Paul Hughes of Juneau's Glacier Swim Club won two events last week in the Region XII Age-Group Long-Course Championship swim meet in Wenatchee, Wash.

Brooks, Stringer pair tops Twosome
The tireless twosome of Wesley Brooks and Jesse Stringer won the Toilsome Twosome running race Saturday on the Brotherhood Bridge Trail.

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