Thursday, October 5, 2000

Court annuls part of Yugoslav election
BELGRADE, Yugoslavia - The Yugoslav constitutional court on Wednesday annulled parts of the contested presidential election in which the opposition claims President Slobodan Milosevic was defeated, the state-run Tanjug news agency said.

Astronomers find 18 planet-sized objects in distant star field
WASHINGTON - Scientists are rethinking some basic theories about planets after astronomers found 18 planet-sized gas balls drifting free in a star field some 1,200 light years from Earth.

Astronomers find 18 planet-sized objects in distant star field
WASHINGTON - Scientists are rethinking some basic theories about planets after astronomers found 18 planet-sized gas balls drifting free in a star field some 1,200 light years from Earth.

Court annuls part of Yugoslav election
BELGRADE, Yugoslavia - The Yugoslav constitutional court on Wednesday annulled parts of the contested presidential election in which the opposition claims President Slobodan Milosevic was defeated, the state-run Tanjug news agency said.

Weddings

Obituary
Robert A."Bob" Hinman, 72, of Juneau, Alaska, died on Sept. 22, 2000, at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee, Wash., after a long battle with cancer.

Obituary
Robert A."Bob" Hinman, 72, of Juneau, Alaska, died on Sept. 22, 2000, at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee, Wash., after a long battle with cancer.

Around Town

Weddings

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Around Town

Landscape
Snow came slowly at first, just a few light tiny crystals, but it was like an electric shock. Weather predictions, which had been dismissed with shrugs, were confirmed. The season was changing right before our eyes. Summer, with its glorious flowering, had moved into fall, changing colors of the leaves and appearance of the bright fruit clusters in full force. I was looking foreward to another month of good planting weather before the white stuff appeared. It was not to be.

Around Town

Senior news
On Tuesday, Nov. 7, Alaskan voters will decide whether or not to pass Ballot Measure 4, a statewide 10 mill property tax cap. Many people in our state believe that this issue, more than any other on the ballot, will affect senior citizens' lives.

Obituary

Pet of the week

Landscape
Snow came slowly at first, just a few light tiny crystals, but it was like an electric shock. Weather predictions, which had been dismissed with shrugs, were confirmed. The season was changing right before our eyes. Summer, with its glorious flowering, had moved into fall, changing colors of the leaves and appearance of the bright fruit clusters in full force. I was looking foreward to another month of good planting weather before the white stuff appeared. It was not to be.

Obituary

Around Town

Pet of the week

Senior news
On Tuesday, Nov. 7, Alaskan voters will decide whether or not to pass Ballot Measure 4, a statewide 10 mill property tax cap. Many people in our state believe that this issue, more than any other on the ballot, will affect senior citizens' lives.

Briefly

Visiting musicians are household names in Ireland
Button box and fiddle fans can hear two consummate instrumentalists straight from Ireland on Friday at Northern Light United Church.

Opening the season
The Juneau Symphony launches the new season Saturday with more musicians, a new conductor, a Russian piano soloist and a passionate, sincere concerto.

Calendar

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Visiting musicians are household names in Ireland
Button box and fiddle fans can hear two consummate instrumentalists straight from Ireland on Friday at Northern Light United Church.

Calendar

Briefly

New band debuts
With an eye on the pop music charts, Jason Maroney hopes Juneau's newest rock group can get audiences up and dancing.

Photo exhibit pushes limits
Photographs printed on silk and sewn into a kimono share the gallery with more conventional images in Alaska Positive.

Photo exhibit pushes limits
Photographs printed on silk and sewn into a kimono share the gallery with more conventional images in Alaska Positive.

A chance to chat with Shakespeare
Actor Rod Molzahn has been walking out on stage in a red velvet suit and claiming to be William Shakespeare for almost 15 years.

Opening the season
The Juneau Symphony launches the new season Saturday with more musicians, a new conductor, a Russian piano soloist and a passionate, sincere concerto.

A chance to chat with Shakespeare
Actor Rod Molzahn has been walking out on stage in a red velvet suit and claiming to be William Shakespeare for almost 15 years.

New band debuts
With an eye on the pop music charts, Jason Maroney hopes Juneau's newest rock group can get audiences up and dancing.

Voters OK $7.7 million for schools
Juneau's public schools won this election.

City election results

Noise initiative fizzles
The flightseeing noise abatement initiative went down in flames Tuesday night.

Teen-ager garners most votes
High school senior Daniel Peterson won a vote of confidence Tuesday, garnering the highest tally among four announced candidates for three seats on the Juneau School Board.

Wheeler suprises with margin of win
In the only real Juneau Assembly contest, Southeast Alaska Conservation Council grass-roots organizer Marc Wheeler coasted to victory in Juneau's areawide assembly race Tuesday night with a tailwind of more than 700 votes.

Briefly

Measure to review city charter shot down
Juneau has voted overwhelmingly against forming a commission to consider changes to the city charter.

Corrections

Crusade aims to offer spiritual freedom
After a year of prayerful organizing and fund-raising, Juneau Celebration 2000 is coming to pass.

Approval of sales tax triggers planning stage
Now that voters have agreed to pay for hospital improvements and an ice rink, organizers of those projects have a lot of work to do before the construction season.

Briefly

Smith edges past Parsons
Sally Smith's supporters whooped and leaped in a victory dance Tuesday night at the Juneau-Douglas High School commons as Smith squeaked an apparent win over her principal opponent, former mayor Jamie Parsons, by a margin of 209 votes.

Approval of sales tax triggers planning stage
Now that voters have agreed to pay for hospital improvements and an ice rink, organizers of those projects have a lot of work to do before the construction season.

Voters OK $7.7 million for schools
Juneau's public schools won this election.

Support for ferry puts road on hold
Is it the end of the road for the road?

Poll shows pot measure trailing
A new poll shows increasing opposition to a proposed statewide property tax cap and a separate measure that would legalize marijuana.

Wheeler suprises with margin of win
In the only real Juneau Assembly contest, Southeast Alaska Conservation Council grass-roots organizer Marc Wheeler coasted to victory in Juneau's areawide assembly race Tuesday night with a tailwind of more than 700 votes.

Ice rink funds fall far short
Juneau voters might think the money they OK'd for an ice rink Tuesday is enough to build a "bare-bones" facility because that's how the proposition was touted by its promoters.

Flu shots available after vaccine supply restored
Delays plaguing the supply of influenza vaccine for the flu season were resolved last week and private providers should get their supply soon. In Juneau, one retailer will begin providing the shots Friday.

Flu shots available after vaccine supply restored
Delays plaguing the supply of influenza vaccine for the flu season were resolved last week and private providers should get their supply soon. In Juneau, one retailer will begin providing the shots Friday.

Support for ferry puts road on hold
Is it the end of the road for the road?

Crusade aims to offer spiritual freedom
After a year of prayerful organizing and fund-raising, Juneau Celebration 2000 is coming to pass.

Measure to review city charter shot down
Juneau has voted overwhelmingly against forming a commission to consider changes to the city charter.

Cruise lines still giving despite threat
Cruise ship companies are making about $1 million in charitable donations in Southeast Alaska this year, say

Police and Fire
Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported...

Cruise lines still giving despite threat
Cruise ship companies are making about $1 million in charitable donations in Southeast Alaska this year, say

Teen-ager garners most votes
High school senior Daniel Peterson won a vote of confidence Tuesday, garnering the highest tally among four announced candidates for three seats on the Juneau School Board.

Briefly

Smith edges past Parsons
Sally Smith's supporters whooped and leaped in a victory dance Tuesday night at the Juneau-Douglas High School commons as Smith squeaked an apparent win over her principal opponent, former mayor Jamie Parsons, by a margin of 209 votes.

Police and Fire
Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported...

Noise initiative fizzles
The flightseeing noise abatement initiative went down in flames Tuesday night.

Asphalt plant decision delayed
The Juneau Planning Commission favored a permit to operate a portable asphalt plant in the lower West Mendenhall Valley on Wednesday. But a shortage of commissioners meant there's still no final answer to Montana Creek Development's plan.

City election results

Corrections

Briefly

Poll shows pot measure trailing
A new poll shows increasing opposition to a proposed statewide property tax cap and a separate measure that would legalize marijuana.

Ice rink funds fall far short
Juneau voters might think the money they OK'd for an ice rink Tuesday is enough to build a "bare-bones" facility because that's how the proposition was touted by its promoters.

Asphalt plant decision delayed
The Juneau Planning Commission favored a permit to operate a portable asphalt plant in the lower West Mendenhall Valley on Wednesday. But a shortage of commissioners meant there's still no final answer to Montana Creek Development's plan.

Police and Fire
Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported...

Police and Fire
Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported...

My turn
More than the pastime of a privileged few, the arts are pervasive in our lives. During October, officially designated National Arts and Humanities Month, we should all take a moment to look more deeply than usual at the impact of the arts on our lives.

Letters to the editor
Young people have simple solutions for complicated problems; especially those problems that affect teens. So instead of going by statistics and "educational leaders", let's ask the students how to help them learn more, better and faster.

Lively campaigns; interesting results
Despite being paved with good intentions and financed by truckloads of cash, the road went nowhere. Having raised a ruckus all summer, the flightseeing initiative crashed and burned. May it rest in peace . . . and quiet.

My turn
The unofficial tally is in, ferry or road, the verdict is ... undecided.

Letters to the editor
Congressman Don Young and Sen. Frank Murkowski deserve congratulations from all Alaskans for their leadership in proposing and advancing the Conservation and Reinvestment Act, pending in Congress. This legislation would take a steady stream of revenue generated by resource development to fund projects like Marine Park in Juneau as well as a host of other valuable projects and activities throughout our nation.

The 'other' candidates
The following editorial appeared in Wednesday's edition of the Wichita Eagle: One presidential debate down, two more to go. But George W. Bush and Al Gore aren't the only ones on the campaign trail.

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.

Letters to the editor
Currently, about 9 million to 12 million young children in America are regularly exposed to their parents' cigarette smoke at home, called "second-hand smoke," or Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS). ETS contains over 4,000 poisonous chemicals and has been classified as a "Group A" carcinogen, which means it is known to cause cancer in humans.

Letters to the editor
Currently, about 9 million to 12 million young children in America are regularly exposed to their parents' cigarette smoke at home, called "second-hand smoke," or Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS). ETS contains over 4,000 poisonous chemicals and has been classified as a "Group A" carcinogen, which means it is known to cause cancer in humans.

Letters to the editor
Young people have simple solutions for complicated problems; especially those problems that affect teens. So instead of going by statistics and "educational leaders", let's ask the students how to help them learn more, better and faster.

Letters to the editor
Thank you for your report on Jamie Parsons' corporate ties, as well as those of Sally Smith and Patty Zimmerman.

Letters to the editor
Thank you for your report on Jamie Parsons' corporate ties, as well as those of Sally Smith and Patty Zimmerman.

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.

Letters to the editor
Congressman Don Young and Sen. Frank Murkowski deserve congratulations from all Alaskans for their leadership in proposing and advancing the Conservation and Reinvestment Act, pending in Congress. This legislation would take a steady stream of revenue generated by resource development to fund projects like Marine Park in Juneau as well as a host of other valuable projects and activities throughout our nation.

Lively campaigns; interesting results
Despite being paved with good intentions and financed by truckloads of cash, the road went nowhere. Having raised a ruckus all summer, the flightseeing initiative crashed and burned. May it rest in peace . . . and quiet.

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.

My turn
More than the pastime of a privileged few, the arts are pervasive in our lives. During October, officially designated National Arts and Humanities Month, we should all take a moment to look more deeply than usual at the impact of the arts on our lives.

My turn
The unofficial tally is in, ferry or road, the verdict is ... undecided.

The 'other' candidates
The following editorial appeared in Wednesday's edition of the Wichita Eagle: One presidential debate down, two more to go. But George W. Bush and Al Gore aren't the only ones on the campaign trail.

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.

Sports in Juneau

Ten schools to leave Pac West Conference
SEATTLE -- The 16-team Pacific West Conference is breaking up.

Sports in Juneau

NHL
For weeks, Brian Swanson expected the axe to fall. He prepared himself for it. Sooner or later, someone in the Edmonton Oilers organization would tell him they had his plane ticket to Hamilton, Ontario, and it would be back to the minor leagues for him, just like last year.

Seven locals finish Portland Marathon
Seven Juneau-area residents finished the Portland Marathon on Sunday in Portland, Ore.

Conference honors Ketchikan's Nordlund
Geoff Nordlund was the only Ketchikan player to make the Northern Lights Conference-South's all-conference football first team announced earlier this week.

Seven locals finish Portland Marathon
Seven Juneau-area residents finished the Portland Marathon on Sunday in Portland, Ore.

Juneau volleyball team hosts JIVE tourney
The Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball season seems like it just started, but the Crimson Bears are already hosting their last home matches of the year this weekend.

Bentz takes his pitch Down Under
On his off games as a starting pitcher for the Grand Valley State University baseball team of Allendale, Mich., Josh Bentz frequently drew videotaping duties.

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

NHL
For weeks, Brian Swanson expected the axe to fall. He prepared himself for it. Sooner or later, someone in the Edmonton Oilers organization would tell him they had his plane ticket to Hamilton, Ontario, and it would be back to the minor leagues for him, just like last year.

Bentz takes his pitch Down Under
On his off games as a starting pitcher for the Grand Valley State University baseball team of Allendale, Mich., Josh Bentz frequently drew videotaping duties.

Conference honors Ketchikan's Nordlund
Geoff Nordlund was the only Ketchikan player to make the Northern Lights Conference-South's all-conference football first team announced earlier this week.

Ten schools to leave Pac West Conference
SEATTLE -- The 16-team Pacific West Conference is breaking up.

Juneau volleyball team hosts JIVE tourney
The Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball season seems like it just started, but the Crimson Bears are already hosting their last home matches of the year this weekend.

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