Tuesday, August 22, 2000

Around the State

Cyber-cafe craze
It's a weekday afternoon, and Soapy's Internet Station resembles the frenzy of the New York Stock Exchange trading floor.

Around the State

Bill may block efforts to launch new radio station
Four Juneau locals are hoping to bring a new radio station to Juneau but their efforts could be stymied by a bill currently in Congress.

Business profile

Cyber-cafe craze
It's a weekday afternoon, and Soapy's Internet Station resembles the frenzy of the New York Stock Exchange trading floor.

Business profile

Bill may block efforts to launch new radio station
Four Juneau locals are hoping to bring a new radio station to Juneau but their efforts could be stymied by a bill currently in Congress.

Democrats warn classes will be crowded into the next century
WASHINGTON - Renewing its fight for smaller class sizes and new school construction, the Clinton administration reported Monday that the nation's public and private schools will open to more than 53 million children this fall the fifth straight record number.

Democrats warn classes will be crowded into the next century
WASHINGTON - Renewing its fight for smaller class sizes and new school construction, the Clinton administration reported Monday that the nation's public and private schools will open to more than 53 million children this fall the fifth straight record number.

Around town

Around town

Around town

Around town

Obituary
CHRISTINE CLAUSON BRODERSEN

Obituary
CHRISTINE CLAUSON BRODERSEN

Three political novices aim to topple Don Young
ANCHORAGE - Democrats can see the writing on the wall this year: Republican Congressman Don Young's re-election looks like a slam-dunk.

Former White Pass exec wins new trial on oil spill coverup
ANCHORAGE A federal appeals court says the former president of the White Pass and Yukon Railroad is entitled to a new trial on charges that he lied and covered up a 1994 oil spill near Skagway.

Longtime lows at polls
In Juneau, the lack of contested races in the primary election for the Legislature apparently has dampened turnout.

Police and fire

Correction
A Sunday Empire article on the new two-ballot primary election fo

Doll's Douglas sash sends woman on search for history
Whether by fluke or by fate, Kathleen Wiest's doll has come home.

Doll's Douglas sash sends woman on search for history
Whether by fluke or by fate, Kathleen Wiest's doll has come home.

Three political novices aim to topple Don Young
ANCHORAGE - Democrats can see the writing on the wall this year: Republican Congressman Don Young's re-election looks like a slam-dunk.

City OKs bond sales for school design, repair
To keep several high school projects on track, the Juneau Assembly on Monday approved the sale of $2.2 million in bonds, which will cost property owners $11 per $100,000 of assessed value a year.

Around the state

Parsons joins race for mayor
Jamie Parsons, former mayor of Juneau, said today he will run for the post again, regardless of what incumbent Mayor Dennis Egan does.

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

Voting locations for Juneau residents
Alaskans go to the polls Tuesday to select congressional and legislative candidates for the Nov. 7 state general election. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local polling places are:

City OKs bond sales for school design, repair
To keep several high school projects on track, the Juneau Assembly on Monday approved the sale of $2.2 million in bonds, which will cost property owners $11 per $100,000 of assessed value a year.

Parsons joins race for mayor
Jamie Parsons, former mayor of Juneau, said today he will run for the post again, regardless of what incumbent Mayor Dennis Egan does.

Gov. Knowles clears way for gas pipeline
ANCHORAGE Gov. Tony Knowles says he's convinced a pipeline to send natural gas to the Lower 48 is in the wings, and he's planning legislation and administrative steps to clear the way for such a project.

Idaho man wins salmon derby
Wayne Sutherland has caught several large fish over the years. He caught a 64-pound king salmon on the Kenai River about seven or eight years ago, several large halibut, and even a 49-pound ling cod of which he was especially proud.

City to build into hill
On a 3-3 vote Monday night, the Juneau Assembly turned down an appeal of a conditional use permit granted to a developer who wants to put up a retail building that will be cut into the base of a steep and unstable hill downtown.

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

Popular pilot bids airline adieu
Capt. John Powis saluted his Juneau airport ground crew early today, then piloted his Alaska Airlines 737 toward the runway as a deluge fell from an overcast sky. It was a scene Powis has seen many times during his 35 years with Southeast Alaska's largest air carrier.

Police and fire

Voting locations for Juneau residents
Alaskans go to the polls Tuesday to select congressional and legislative candidates for the Nov. 7 state general election. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local polling places are:

Senate race gets hot on Slope while Kenai facecs tough battle
One of the mostly closely watched races in Tuesday's statewide primary election is in Senate District S, which sprawls across northwestern Alaska and the North Slope.

University lands bill has little hope this session
FAIRBANKS - Legislation that would give as much as 500,000 acres of federal land to the University of Alaska has only a slim chance of passage this year, according to U.S. Rep. Don Young, but he and others say they aren't giving up on the idea.

House primary offers some voters lots of choices
In primary races for the state House, empty seats are drawing the crowds.

BP mopping up after oil spill on North Slope
PRUDHOE BAY BP is working to clean up a crude oil spill and a related chemical spill at a North Slope oil processing center.

Idaho man wins salmon derby
Wayne Sutherland has caught several large fish over the years. He caught a 64-pound king salmon on the Kenai River about seven or eight years ago, several large halibut, and even a 49-pound ling cod of which he was especially proud.

Longtime lows at polls
In Juneau, the lack of contested races in the primary election for the Legislature apparently has dampened turnout.

University lands bill has little hope this session
FAIRBANKS - Legislation that would give as much as 500,000 acres of federal land to the University of Alaska has only a slim chance of passage this year, according to U.S. Rep. Don Young, but he and others say they aren't giving up on the idea.

City takes over volunteer recycling effort, expands hours
After 10 years, Friends of Recycling is ending its glass-crushing operation. Recycling options still will be available to Juneau residents, however, through a one-stop recycling program to be established by the city in early September.

Senate race gets hot on Slope while Kenai facecs tough battle
One of the mostly closely watched races in Tuesday's statewide primary election is in Senate District S, which sprawls across northwestern Alaska and the North Slope.

Around the state

House primary offers some voters lots of choices
In primary races for the state House, empty seats are drawing the crowds.

Gov. Knowles clears way for gas pipeline
ANCHORAGE Gov. Tony Knowles says he's convinced a pipeline to send natural gas to the Lower 48 is in the wings, and he's planning legislation and administrative steps to clear the way for such a project.

Correction
A Sunday Empire article on the new two-ballot primary election fo

Popular pilot bids airline adieu
Capt. John Powis saluted his Juneau airport ground crew early today, then piloted his Alaska Airlines 737 toward the runway as a deluge fell from an overcast sky. It was a scene Powis has seen many times during his 35 years with Southeast Alaska's largest air carrier.

BP mopping up after oil spill on North Slope
PRUDHOE BAY BP is working to clean up a crude oil spill and a related chemical spill at a North Slope oil processing center.

Former White Pass exec wins new trial on oil spill coverup
ANCHORAGE A federal appeals court says the former president of the White Pass and Yukon Railroad is entitled to a new trial on charges that he lied and covered up a 1994 oil spill near Skagway.

City takes over volunteer recycling effort, expands hours
After 10 years, Friends of Recycling is ending its glass-crushing operation. Recycling options still will be available to Juneau residents, however, through a one-stop recycling program to be established by the city in early September.

City to build into hill
On a 3-3 vote Monday night, the Juneau Assembly turned down an appeal of a conditional use permit granted to a developer who wants to put up a retail building that will be cut into the base of a steep and unstable hill downtown.

To civilize a child, try parenting them
"Why can't all of us including the media give parents more control over what their children see on TV, in the movies, on the Internet, and videogames?"

To civilize a child, try parenting them
"Why can't all of us including the media give parents more control over what their children see on TV, in the movies, on the Internet, and videogames?"

Logging acceptable, but not on a massive scale
At a meeting in Hoonah recently regarding President Clinton's roadless policy, I expressed my opposition to building any more logging roads in the Tongass.

Word of mouth
For those parents who haven't yet registered your kids for school do it now. Class budgets will be confirmed before school starts. Don't make your child create hardships in the classroom. Register your kids now.

Smokey Bear turns out to be wrong
This summer's raging wildfires are throwing off political heat as well, with some Westerners blaming the mammoth blazes on reductions in timber harvesting under the Clinton administration. The not-so-subt

Logging acceptable, but not on a massive scale
At a meeting in Hoonah recently regarding President Clinton's roadless policy, I expressed my opposition to building any more logging roads in the Tongass.

U.S. wastes money on drug offenders
The United States is imprisoning drug offenders at an alarming rate

U.S. wastes money on drug offenders
The United States is imprisoning drug offenders at an alarming rate

Word of mouth
For those parents who haven't yet registered your kids for school do it now. Class budgets will be confirmed before school starts. Don't make your child create hardships in the classroom. Register your kids now.

Do either of these guys live in reality?
Twelve years ago in Atlanta, a man was refused access to a secured area where the Democratic Party was holding its national convention. The poor flummoxed fellow had neglected to bring his official identification pass.

Smokey Bear turns out to be wrong
This summer's raging wildfires are throwing off political heat as well, with some Westerners blaming the mammoth blazes on reductions in timber harvesting under the Clinton administration. The not-so-subt

Sub deaths expose Russia's military mess
The following editorial appeared in today's edition of the Los Angeles Times:

A visitor's opinion of Southeast's highway
Visiting Alaska from California, I just had the pleasure of traveling your ferry system from Juneau to Haines and back. From the smooth comfort, near punctuality, smiling crew and good food to the incredible views it was an extraordinary, unforgettable opportunity.

Sub deaths expose Russia's military mess
The following editorial appeared in today's edition of the Los Angeles Times:

Do either of these guys live in reality?
Twelve years ago in Atlanta, a man was refused access to a secured area where the Democratic Party was holding its national convention. The poor flummoxed fellow had neglected to bring his official identification pass.

A visitor's opinion of Southeast's highway
Visiting Alaska from California, I just had the pleasure of traveling your ferry system from Juneau to Haines and back. From the smooth comfort, near punctuality, smiling crew and good food to the incredible views it was an extraordinary, unforgettable opportunity.

Juneauites tackle Alaska AIDS ride
Three Juneau residents are among the nearly 1,500 cyclists leaving Fairbanks this morning for the inaugural Alaska AIDS Vaccine Ride.

Juneauites tackle Alaska AIDS ride
Three Juneau residents are among the nearly 1,500 cyclists leaving Fairbanks this morning for the inaugural Alaska AIDS Vaccine Ride.

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Sports in Juneau

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