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Tuesday, August 29, 2000

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Chums suffer ferry fallout
When a June 6 fire sidelined the state ferry Columbia for the summer, many of Southeast's fish processors felt the heat.

Chums suffer ferry fallout
When a June 6 fire sidelined the state ferry Columbia for the summer, many of Southeast's fish processors felt the heat.

Breaking news
The confiscation is an extreme example of China's obsession with denying publicity to the exiled Tibetan leader, vilified for decades by the Chinese government and the target of a 4-year-old campaign to break his influence among Tibet's fervently Buddhist people.

Cuban diplomat denied visa
WASHINGTON - The Clinton administration has denied a visa to the president of Cuba's National Assembly, preventing him from attending an international conference of parliamentarians in New York, two U.S. officials said Tuesday.

Breaking news
The confiscation is an extreme example of China's obsession with denying publicity to the exiled Tibetan leader, vilified for decades by the Chinese government and the target of a 4-year-old campaign to break his influence among Tibet's fervently Buddhist people.

Cuban diplomat denied visa
WASHINGTON - The Clinton administration has denied a visa to the president of Cuba's National Assembly, preventing him from attending an international conference of parliamentarians in New York, two U.S. officials said Tuesday.

Obituary
KRISTA HULSE

Obituary
KRISTA HULSE

AROUND TOWN

Around town

Around town

AROUND TOWN

Obituary
BRUCE E. MAY

Obituary
BRUCE E. MAY

Owner injured when boat burns, sinks
A commercial fishing boat from Juneau burned and sank in Angoon over the weekend.

New scholarships available for students hoping to attend UAS
Faced with difficulty in filling its nursing positions during a nationwide shortage, Bartlett Regional Hospital is offering two scholarships to local college students.

Briefly
Utah man killed in climbing accident

Harbor seal takes up kayaking in sound
SOLDOTNA - Harbor seals are supposed to haul out on beaches, not kayaks.

Midnight search finds 1 boater dead, 1 alive
KETCHIKAN - One fisherman died but his partner was rescued early today after a search for a sinking boat in dense fog about 18 miles northwest of Ketchikan.

Bank funds UAS institute
First National Bank of Anchorage has given $96,000 to the University of Alaska Southeast to fund the first three years of a summer Student Leadership Institute.

Harbor seal takes up kayaking in sound
SOLDOTNA - Harbor seals are supposed to haul out on beaches, not kayaks.

POLICE AND FIRE
Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:

Why people won't run
n A dearth of city candidates leaves

Briefly

Briefly

Judge OKs COLA deal
WASHINGTON - A recent settlement over a cost-of-living dispute with the government means most of Alaska's federal workers won't get any back pay.

State slaps guide's wrist
A local tour company has been warned about pulling salmon out of the water so they can be photographed by tourists.

State ready for bids to fix Columbia
The state is about to ask for bids on an estimated $1.5 million worth of repairs to the ferry Columbia.

Bain: 15 minutes of fame getting to be too long
Faye Bain and her son are finding celebrity a bit of a pain.

Alaska exports 11 percent more in first half of 2000
Alaska's exports for the first half of the year increased 11 percent compared to the same period last year, according to the governor's office.

Cyclist pedals her continental dream while helping others
When Chrystine Roy awoke in Haines Pass a week ago, the temperature was 26 degrees. She donned all her layers, gulped breakfast and began pedaling south.

Alaska farms may lose organic label
Farmers in Alaska who began officially certifying their produce as organic last year are concerned they may lose that label if standards being considered by the federal government are approved.

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

Pat Pourchot to head state resource dept.
Pat Pourchot, legislative director for Gov. Tony Knowles, was appointed state commissioner of natural resources today.

Trails to connect region by land, sea
Officials from around Southeast Alaska are planning a trail system that would link the region with land, sea and underwater routes.

Man lands 17 years for pot operation
ANCHORAGE - A Wasilla marijuana-grower was sentenced Monday to 17 years in federal prison on money-laundering charges.

5,600 children return to school
Students gathered early this morning outside of the office window at Riverbend Elementary School, looking for their classroom assignments.

Midnight search finds 1 boater dead, 1 alive
KETCHIKAN - One fisherman died but his partner was rescued early today after a search for a sinking boat in dense fog about 18 miles northwest of Ketchikan.

Man lands 17 years for pot operation
ANCHORAGE - A Wasilla marijuana-grower was sentenced Monday to 17 years in federal prison on money-laundering charges.

Improved sites see fewer campers
Usage is down at the U.S. Forest Service campground at Mendenhall Lake, but campers are happy with some recent improvements.

Improved sites see fewer campers
Usage is down at the U.S. Forest Service campground at Mendenhall Lake, but campers are happy with some recent improvements.

Cyclist pedals her continental dream while helping others
When Chrystine Roy awoke in Haines Pass a week ago, the temperature was 26 degrees. She donned all her layers, gulped breakfast and began pedaling south.

Briefly
Utah man killed in climbing accident

House candidate gets election news from mom
KETCHIKAN - Alaska's Democratic nominee for the U.S. House says he learned he won last Tuesday's primary after phoning his mother.

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

New scholarships available for students hoping to attend UAS
Faced with difficulty in filling its nursing positions during a nationwide shortage, Bartlett Regional Hospital is offering two scholarships to local college students.

5,600 children return to school
Students gathered early this morning outside of the office window at Riverbend Elementary School, looking for their classroom assignments.

Bank funds UAS institute
First National Bank of Anchorage has given $96,000 to the University of Alaska Southeast to fund the first three years of a summer Student Leadership Institute.

Why people won't run
n A dearth of city candidates leaves

Judge OKs COLA deal
WASHINGTON - A recent settlement over a cost-of-living dispute with the government means most of Alaska's federal workers won't get any back pay.

House candidate gets election news from mom
KETCHIKAN - Alaska's Democratic nominee for the U.S. House says he learned he won last Tuesday's primary after phoning his mother.

State ready for bids to fix Columbia
The state is about to ask for bids on an estimated $1.5 million worth of repairs to the ferry Columbia.

Owner injured when boat burns, sinks
A commercial fishing boat from Juneau burned and sank in Angoon over the weekend.

Alaska exports 11 percent more in first half of 2000
Alaska's exports for the first half of the year increased 11 percent compared to the same period last year, according to the governor's office.

Bain: 15 minutes of fame getting to be too long
Faye Bain and her son are finding celebrity a bit of a pain.

Alaska farms may lose organic label
Farmers in Alaska who began officially certifying their produce as organic last year are concerned they may lose that label if standards being considered by the federal government are approved.

Pat Pourchot to head state resource dept.
Pat Pourchot, legislative director for Gov. Tony Knowles, was appointed state commissioner of natural resources today.

State slaps guide's wrist
A local tour company has been warned about pulling salmon out of the water so they can be photographed by tourists.

Trails to connect region by land, sea
Officials from around Southeast Alaska are planning a trail system that would link the region with land, sea and underwater routes.

POLICE AND FIRE
Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:

Low turnout not only caused by low interest
The following editorial appeared in Sunday's edition of the Anchorage Daily News: Turnout in last Tuesday's primary election was in the neighborhood of 18 percent. That's the poorest primary turnout in memory.

New 'Survivor' rules for real TV carnage
As one of the few Americans who didn't regularly watch "Survivor," I felt duty-bound to tune into the final episode to find out which of the hardy castaways made it off the island alive.

Why a grand jury is needed for Clinton
On the eve of Vice President Al Gore's acceptance speech, the Associated Press reported that this office had impaneled a grand jury to consider criminal charges against President Clinton. Public voices from across the political spectrum stampeded to condemn this office for leaking the story to serve improper, partisan purposes. The next day a federal judge on the three-judge panel that oversees this office acknowledged responsibility for the leak. Many who so quickly rushed to judgment realized their error and have now reconsidered their evaluation of this office, for which I am grateful.

Keeping gas pipeline in state is best option
The following editorial appeared in last Wednesday's edition of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner:

Word of mouth
I would like to thank the family on Julep Street who had a garage sale and donated their children's clothes to my foster kids. You're a godsend and an asset to Juneau.

Parties set on giving states a leg up -- but not a crutch
One rare point of agreement between the political parties these days is that the states should take the lead in delivering social services. Vice President Al Gore has structured almost all of his major initiatives -- from plans to provide health insurance for working-poor adults to a proposal for universal access to preschool -- as grants that leave states great leeway to design their own programs. George W. Bush takes a similar tack and, in some areas, would go much further: He wants to consolidate dozens of existing federal education programs into broad grants that states could more freely spend as they choose.

Yes, no and maybe
Well, it's about time. In October, I finally get to vot

Word of mouth
Word of Mouth gives readers a forum to express opinions on a variety of issues by telephone. Calls must be limited to one minute and we reserve the right to edit calls for clarity, length and libel. The number to call in 586-4636. Then press 8255 to leave your message.

Low turnout not only caused by low interest
The following editorial appeared in Sunday's edition of the Anchorage Daily News: Turnout in last Tuesday's primary election was in the neighborhood of 18 percent. That's the poorest primary turnout in memory.

Word of mouth
Word of Mouth gives readers a forum to express opinions on a variety of issues by telephone. Calls must be limited to one minute and we reserve the right to edit calls for clarity, length and libel. The number to call in 586-4636. Then press 8255 to leave your message.

Yes, no and maybe
Well, it's about time. In October, I finally get to vot

Parties set on giving states a leg up -- but not a crutch
One rare point of agreement between the political parties these days is that the states should take the lead in delivering social services. Vice President Al Gore has structured almost all of his major initiatives -- from plans to provide health insurance for working-poor adults to a proposal for universal access to preschool -- as grants that leave states great leeway to design their own programs. George W. Bush takes a similar tack and, in some areas, would go much further: He wants to consolidate dozens of existing federal education programs into broad grants that states could more freely spend as they choose.

Memories of the Cold War are fading fast
I am a social studies teacher at Alyeska Central School, State Correspondence School in Juneau. My students often ask questions about the U.S.-Russian

Keeping gas pipeline in state is best option
The following editorial appeared in last Wednesday's edition of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner:

New 'Survivor' rules for real TV carnage
As one of the few Americans who didn't regularly watch "Survivor," I felt duty-bound to tune into the final episode to find out which of the hardy castaways made it off the island alive.

Why a grand jury is needed for Clinton
On the eve of Vice President Al Gore's acceptance speech, the Associated Press reported that this office had impaneled a grand jury to consider criminal charges against President Clinton. Public voices from across the political spectrum stampeded to condemn this office for leaking the story to serve improper, partisan purposes. The next day a federal judge on the three-judge panel that oversees this office acknowledged responsibility for the leak. Many who so quickly rushed to judgment realized their error and have now reconsidered their evaluation of this office, for which I am grateful.

Word of mouth
I would like to thank the family on Julep Street who had a garage sale and donated their children's clothes to my foster kids. You're a godsend and an asset to Juneau.

Memories of the Cold War are fading fast
I am a social studies teacher at Alyeska Central School, State Correspondence School in Juneau. My students often ask questions about the U.S.-Russian

Sheldon Jackson rekindles college hoops program
The cheering stopped for the Sheldon Jackson College Seals 10 years ago, when the Sitka-based school shut down its intercollegiate athletics program.

Sheldon Jackson rekindles college hoops program
The cheering stopped for the Sheldon Jackson College Seals 10 years ago, when the Sitka-based school shut down its intercollegiate athletics program.

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