Thursday, September 7, 2000

Judge: MP3.com must pay up to $250 million in copyright case
NEW YORK A federal judge Wednesday ordered MP3.com to pay as much as $250 million to Universal Music Group for violating the record companys copyrights by making thousands of CDs available for listening over the Internet.

Study: Lakes and rivers are freezing later, thawing earlier
WASHINGTON - In a study that adds weight to global warming theories, an analysis of freeze and thaw records for lakes and rivers in the northern hemisphere shows the Earth's temperature has risen steeply over the last 150 years.

Study: Lakes and rivers are freezing later, thawing earlier
WASHINGTON - In a study that adds weight to global warming theories, an analysis of freeze and thaw records for lakes and rivers in the northern hemisphere shows the Earth's temperature has risen steeply over the last 150 years.

Judge: MP3.com must pay up to $250 million in copyright case
NEW YORK A federal judge Wednesday ordered MP3.com to pay as much as $250 million to Universal Music Group for violating the record companys copyrights by making thousands of CDs available for listening over the Internet.

AROUND TOWN

living and growing
Editor's note: This column was not available for publication as scheduled last Friday.

AROUND TOWN

living and growing
Editor's note: David Lendrum's "Landscape Alaska" column was not available this week.

AROUND TOWN

living and growing
Editor's note: This column was not available for publication as scheduled last Friday.

pet of the week
Mr. Doug has been at the Gastineau Humane Society for several months...

thank you

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Preschool openings

thank you

AROUND TOWN

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Preschool openings

pet of the week
Mr. Doug has been at the Gastineau Humane Society for several months...

living and growing
Editor's note: David Lendrum's "Landscape Alaska" column was not available this week.

B.C. band to perform, teach Celtic workshops
Blending traditional Celtic music with contemporary songwriting, The Tiller's Folly brings the music and dance of Ireland and the history of Canada's Pacific Coast to Juneau.

'Usual Suspects' writer debuts as director in 'Way of the Gun'
When you learn early on in "The Way of the Gun" that the main characters go by the names "Parker" and "Longbaugh," you know serious trouble will find them in the end, probably someplace bleak and desolate.

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Season of New Ideas
Last year they brought Moses to Juneau and put swordplay to music. This year they will conduct an invisible symphony and bring "The Nutcracker" into the 21st century.

ARTS Profile
Over the icefield and under the icebergs: Photographer John Hermle Jr. has shot the Juneau icefield in winter through the open window of an airplane and Southeast Alaska's inside waters from a kayak from beneath the arch of a melting iceberg.

B.C. band to perform, teach Celtic workshops
Blending traditional Celtic music with contemporary songwriting, The Tiller's Folly brings the music and dance of Ireland and the history of Canada's Pacific Coast to Juneau.

Season of New Ideas
Last year they brought Moses to Juneau and put swordplay to music. This year they will conduct an invisible symphony and bring "The Nutcracker" into the 21st century.

Briefly

ARTS Profile
Over the icefield and under the icebergs: Photographer John Hermle Jr. has shot the Juneau icefield in winter through the open window of an airplane and Southeast Alaska's inside waters from a kayak from beneath the arch of a melting iceberg.

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'Usual Suspects' writer debuts as director in 'Way of the Gun'
When you learn early on in "The Way of the Gun" that the main characters go by the names "Parker" and "Longbaugh," you know serious trouble will find them in the end, probably someplace bleak and desolate.

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Pilot lost license before fatal airplane accident
The Sitka pilot who died in a crash last week at the Juneau Airport did not have a valid pilot's certificate the aircraft equivalent of a driver's license, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Scientists measure rising Panhandle
SITKA - Northern Southeast Alaska is growing, leading scientists to ask why and how fast the land is emerging from the water.

Two jump into city races as write-ins
A former teacher and teachers' union leader has joined the Juneau School Board race as a write-in candidate.

Two jump into city races as write-ins
Write-in candidate Maridon Boario has signed on to run against District 1 Juneau Assembly incumbent Ken Koelsch.

New homes ease Hoonah crunch
Jolene Smith finally has a room of her own. Smith and her two daughters were among 18 families to move into a new Tlingit and Haida Regional Housing Authority project in Hoonah last week.

Cops cite man for shooting bear
A Juneau resident was cited Wednesday for shooting at a bear in the Crow Hill area of Douglas. The man was charged under a city ordinance that prohibits firing a gun near inhabited property.

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Store opens doors
The term "grand opening" might be a bit strong. Perhaps a "moderate opening" is a better way to describe what took place at the Nugget Mall this morning.

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New homes ease Hoonah crunch
Jolene Smith finally has a room of her own. Smith and her two daughters were among 18 families to move into a new Tlingit and Haida Regional Housing Authority project in Hoonah last week.

Pilot lost license before fatal airplane accident
The Sitka pilot who died in a crash last week at the Juneau Airport did not have a valid pilot's certificate the aircraft equivalent of a driver's license, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Proposed rule tough on drugs
Student athletes who use tobacco, alcohol or illegal drugs would be removed from their team for the rest of the season, under proposed Juneau School District regulations.

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POLICE AND FIRE
Juneau police, fire officials and Alaska State Troopers reported:

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Pledge law unenforced at J-D high
Juneau-Douglas High School students and teachers generally are ignoring a new law requiring them to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, according to a high school student on the Juneau School Board.

Scientists measure rising Panhandle
SITKA - Northern Southeast Alaska is growing, leading scientists to ask why and how fast the land is emerging from the water.

Two jump into city races as write-ins
A former teacher and teachers' union leader has joined the Juneau School Board race as a write-in candidate.

POLICE AND FIRE
Juneau police, fire officials and Alaska State Troopers reported:

Pledge law unenforced at J-D high
Juneau-Douglas High School students and teachers generally are ignoring a new law requiring them to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, according to a high school student on the Juneau School Board.

Store opens doors
The term "grand opening" might be a bit strong. Perhaps a "moderate opening" is a better way to describe what took place at the Nugget Mall this morning.

Two jump into city races as write-ins
Write-in candidate Maridon Boario has signed on to run against District 1 Juneau Assembly incumbent Ken Koelsch.

Cops cite man for shooting bear
A Juneau resident was cited Wednesday for shooting at a bear in the Crow Hill area of Douglas. The man was charged under a city ordinance that prohibits firing a gun near inhabited property.

Proposed rule tough on drugs
Student athletes who use tobacco, alcohol or illegal drugs would be removed from their team for the rest of the season, under proposed Juneau School District regulations.

Pledge law inspires allegiance in some students
It's 8:02 a.m. at Juneau-Douglas High School, and the three students present at George Gress' advanced placement English class are standing, facing the flag. Their right hands are over their hearts and they are saying the familiar words of the Pledge of Allegiance.

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Boat found; 2 men missing
Two fishermen are missing and presumed dead after their skiff was found overturned near Yakutat, according to the Alaska State Troopers.

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

Boat found; 2 men missing
Two fishermen are missing and presumed dead after their skiff was found overturned near Yakutat, according to the Alaska State Troopers.

Pledge law inspires allegiance in some students
It's 8:02 a.m. at Juneau-Douglas High School, and the three students present at George Gress' advanced placement English class are standing, facing the flag. Their right hands are over their hearts and they are saying the familiar words of the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

Debates are critical in engaging voters
The following editorial excerpt appeared in today's Washington Post:

Debates are critical in engaging voters
The following editorial excerpt appeared in today's Washington Post:

My Turn: Are cruise companies clean enough?
On Friday, Juneau takes center stage regarding a national environmental issue. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has selected only Miami, Los Angeles and Juneau to hold hearings on cruise ship water pollution. Juneau's hearing is from 7 to 10 p.m. at Centennial Hall.

My turn
On Friday Juneau will serve as one of three sites nationally selected, at the behest of 53 self-appointed environmental watch-dog groups, for testimony before EPA concerning cruise ship discharges.

Word of Mouth
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Letters
I appreciated your thoughtful editorial, the fact that you are thinking about WOM and have dropped the "if you don't like it lump it" comments. I also agree that in this fast

Word of Mouth
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Estate tax law should be changed, not killed
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times:

My Turn: Are cruise companies clean enough?
As the 2000 cruise season draws to a close, we take this opportunity to thank the residents of Juneau and other communities for your hospitality, making possible the memorable vacations for the cruise guests who visited Alaska. This is also an opportunity to reconfirm our commitment to high quality environmental stewardship in Alaska.

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.

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. Calls will remain anonymous, and opinions will be published if they meet the editor's standards of good taste. The number to call is 586-4636. Then press 8255 to leave your message. (As you've probably figured out, messages printed here don't necessarily reflect the opinion of the Empire.)

My turn
On Friday Juneau will serve as one of three sites nationally selected, at the behest of 53 self-appointed environmental watch-dog groups, for testimony before EPA concerning cruise ship discharges.

My Turn: Are cruise companies clean enough?
As the 2000 cruise season draws to a close, we take this opportunity to thank the residents of Juneau and other communities for your hospitality, making possible the memorable vacations for the cruise guests who visited Alaska. This is also an opportunity to reconfirm our commitment to high quality environmental stewardship in Alaska.

Letters
I appreciated your thoughtful editorial, the fact that you are thinking about WOM and have dropped the "if you don't like it lump it" comments. I also agree that in this fast

Estate tax law should be changed, not killed
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times:

My Turn: Are cruise companies clean enough?
On Friday, Juneau takes center stage regarding a national environmental issue. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has selected only Miami, Los Angeles and Juneau to hold hearings on cruise ship water pollution. Juneau's hearing is from 7 to 10 p.m. at Centennial Hall.

SPORTS IN JUNEAU

SPORTS IN JUNEAU

SPORTS IN JUNEAU

Sitka man, brother win mountain classic
The Alaska Mountain-Wilderness Classic isn't your typical walk, or race, in the park.

Alaska AIDS rider said cold and snow was worth it
The inaugural Alaska AIDS Ride was expected to be a leisurely -- if not long -- fund-raising bike ride from Fairbanks to Anchorage with lots of scenery and camaraderie among dedicated AIDS activists from around the world.

Back in the swim of things
The Juneau-Douglas High School swimming and diving team kicks off its 2000 campaign with a rare home meet this Friday and Saturday at Augustus Brown Swimming Pool.

Stepping up, stepping in
For nearly 45 minutes at practice Tuesday, the Juneau-Douglas High volleyball team ran the same drill -- bump the ball, set the ball, spike the ball -- over and over.

SPORTS IN JUNEAU

Alaska AIDS rider said cold and snow was worth it
The inaugural Alaska AIDS Ride was expected to be a leisurely -- if not long -- fund-raising bike ride from Fairbanks to Anchorage with lots of scenery and camaraderie among dedicated AIDS activists from around the world.

Sitka man, brother win mountain classic
The Alaska Mountain-Wilderness Classic isn't your typical walk, or race, in the park.

Stepping up, stepping in
For nearly 45 minutes at practice Tuesday, the Juneau-Douglas High volleyball team ran the same drill -- bump the ball, set the ball, spike the ball -- over and over.

Back in the swim of things
The Juneau-Douglas High School swimming and diving team kicks off its 2000 campaign with a rare home meet this Friday and Saturday at Augustus Brown Swimming Pool.

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