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Daily Sitka Sentinel (Newspaper) - December 9, 1999, Sitka, Alaska Page 2 daily Sitka Sentinel Sitka Alaska thursday december 91999 letters to the editor no pot gives Mccain slight Edge Over Bush up their minds that what this is All about Bush said 11 Raptor Center dear editor jts rare that someone would write a letter to the editor say ing thanks for a great saturday night but that what in doing thanks to literally hundreds of peo ple on saturday night november 27 the Alaska Raptor Center hosted a wonderful party solstice safari and we did indeed have a great time the event silent and live auctions a fabulous fou course dinner by the Westmark Shee Atoka with wines donated by Hogue cellars and comedy with animal planet Star or Kevin Fitzgerald accomplished our goals to have a Little fun and More importantly to support our important Mission of wild Bird rehabilitation education an research thanks to so Many peo ple we did that thanks then to the following for a great saturday night thanks to everyone who came to the event and helped us celebrate solstice safari thanks to comedian or Kevin Fitzgerald who flew All the Way from nags Macys thanksgiving Day Parade to be with us and kept us in stitches throughout the evening Teariki to our signature sponsors Holland America line West ours inc audits family of companies West Mark hotels and Gray line of Alaska the local Holland America line advisory committee and the Westmark Shee Atoka Hogue cellars Sitka Tours Alaska airlines Eagle land ing barkers Auto repair and Kito inc special thanks to Alaska travel adventures Sitka Tours and Alaska airlines for bringing or Kevin to us and to discovery and animal planet channels and comedy works in Den Herfor his appearance thank you to our table sponsors National Bank of Alaska Alaska catamaran cruises Hames corporation cruise line agencies of Alaska thanks goes to fun committee too Fred Reefer Paula Scott and John Litten who helped plan the event special thanks to our wonderful the Alaska Raptor Center who worked very hard to make this event come to life or Corrine Brown staff veterinarian Debby Puckett business manager Michelle Harris Volunteer coordinator Joanne Luebbert rehabilitation supervisor Nancy Lam Ica Bird training coordinator Lolly Dahl Amanda Turner and Kasi Kinslow our administrative support Melissa Marconi Avian keeping and retail coordinator thanks to our Board of directors Dirk White John Litten Greg West Dan Keck Michelle Blackwell Diana Fowler Rodi Vaught my Kevin Gallagher Blu Mackay and Dave bean a pig thank a blvd our wonder Ful wit the event Amee Puckett Grace Brooks Charlie Morgan Vivian Bishops Mark Hockley Luke Hockley Steve Hock Ley Rod Ady Travis Marsh Colin Kempton Jim Dru Rythe cadets from the Alaska state troopers Academy Brent Denkinger and Tim Boydston for wonderful auction slides and especially Yori Ikoma and Ann Marie Ikoma for their fabulous decorations thanks go to the Many businesses throughout Alaska and the lower 48 too Many to name who provided travel packages and other goods i do f want to thank by name the Many Many local businesses and people whose generous gifts of product Sand services provided great deals Forduc Tio goers Channel club Murray a Harbor books Joyce Firth Sandra l Greba Sitka Tours West Mark Shee Atoka Sitka tribal Tours Shoreline vis apparel Nap a Atsuo Tsunoda Minnie Groom Ernie bar macs sporting goods backdoor cafe throb Roma Choco late Pat Fager Dewey party trix Higl liner espresso Carol Larson Kris and Jamie Lindall katrina a or Pat Carter Kathy Ingallinera Alaska catamaran cruises Kay me Carty gallery Sitka sound Ocean adventures Colliver shoes Tho Broma chocolate House of liquor Rock rack Moose Lodge Lakeside grocery eagles Landing rookies King coliseum theatre Monica teas Harbour hair Alaska Basket company release by touch Lane 7 Sitka Bowling Center Salon 264 Crescent Harbor hideaway Premier health fitness k1fw Robertsons Bayview restaurant vide video chocolate Moose and Sitka Flowers thanks to All for a great saturday night and a fun Way to raise support for the Alaska Raptor Center Elizabeth a Whealy executive director Alaska Raptor Center local shopping dear editor As i was Reading the letter to the editor the other Day about shopping locally it struck a chord the daily Sitka Sentinel Dps 146160 editorial business and publications offices 112 Barracks St Silka Alaska 99835 published daily except saturday sunday and holidays periodical postage paid at Silka Alaska anon dependent newspaper published by vers Tovia corp at 112 Barracks St Sitka Alaska 99835 mail address same subscription rates three months six months one year inquire for mail Rales National and rep is Papurt companies member or the associated press phone 907 7473219 postmaster Send address changes to 112 Barracks Sitka a 99835 with me about them not being Able to donate so much if their business were to continue to be taken away by non local retailers As auction chairmen for the us coast guard spouses and women association for the last two years i know firsthand How much this Community gives each year it seems like More and More organizations Are soliciting the businesses for donations i almost Felt guilty asking for a Dona Tion for our auction however with out the generosity of these local Busi Nesses we would not be Able to do a lot of the things we do our Holiday auction is one of the biggest fundraisers for our Organiza Tion for the year it was a big Success thanks to the following focal Busi Nesses Russia american company Abby reflection and quilt works Alaska Pacific Bank Sitka Sentinel Whites pharmacy Sitka Bazaar Channel club Fairweather prints Orion sporting goods House of liquor the Nugget Kay Mccarty gallery Robertsons Bayview restau rant highline Coffee Ross Barber ing Winter song soap company Shee Atoka Alaska Basket company the cellar random House Robertsons vis apparel and gifts Sitka Flowers chocolate Moose Katerinys Colliver shoes impressions gallery and the thank you for supporting the us Uswa and we will try to support you More in the coming year Hillary Madison us Uswa president and auction chairman seeks information dear editor i am a fifth Grade Stu Dent at Thornell Road school in Pitts Ford by i have been studying the state of Alaska and am interested in learning More about your area would you please Send me Back some information about your town some of the things i would like to know Are How big is your town what is your climate like what do people do for a living is your town Busy do you have any tourist attractions whats history what important things happened recently in your town do you have much crime in your town let me Tell you a Jittie bit about my town Pittsford Pittsford is about 15 Miles South of Rochester sports events Are popular in Pittsford like soccer football baseball and ice hockey some of our parents1 work at Xerox Eastman and lomb and some Are doctors and lawyers Pittsford is located on the Erie canal the canal is fun because you can walk alongside it buy ice a Concord no a Arizona sen John Mccain has moved into a narrow Lead Over George w Bush in new Hampshire in the first poll to find he Texas governor slipping be Hind with less than two months before the nations first presidential primary Mccain Drew the support of 37 per cent of Likely Republican voters com pared with 30 percent for Bush in the Survey released wednesday Fay the american research group previous polls found Bush facing an Ever tighter race against Mccain in new Hampshire a few surveys be fore and after last weeks gop debate in the state put them in a statistical tie the new poll of600 Likely Republican voters arid 600 Likely democratic voters had a margin of error of 4 percentage Points leaving Mccain v with a Small but statistically significant Lead it was taken Friday to tuesday spanning a period from1 the Day after the new Hampshire debate to the Day after a debate in Arizona the poll confirms that we continue to gain strength on the Appeal of senator Mccain Independent conservative message said Peter Spaulding his new Hampshire chairman campaigning in Goffstown today Bush said he didst expect to lose in new Hampshire and noted that the polls have bounced around what people Are doing is look Forward to the Competition John Mccain is a Good Man i just think id do a better Job on the democratic Side the poll found former new Jersey sen Bill Bradley continued in a statistical tie with al Gore getting 44 percent to the vice presidents 40 percent in the gop Field Steve Forbes was third with 10 percent Alan Keyes had 5 percent Gary Bauer and Utah sen Orrin Hatch each scored 1 per cent pollster Dick Bennett said that As the feb 1 primary approaches Bush continues to slide in the polls while Mccain continues to improve his standing last months poll by american re search group put Bush and Mccain in a statistical dead heat with 38 percent backing bus hand 35 percent for Mccain the latest Pell represented a 12point drop for Bush since october Bennett said Bush standing was not helped by his performance in last thursdays nationally televised de Bate the first in which the governor agreed to appear Bush the Clear Leader in Gopen do sements and Campaign fund raising As Well As National polls skipped two earlier debates in new Hampshire angering some voters who said he was taking their support for granted Energy chief Price of Oil dangerously High to posting Melissa virus huge Belleran the Winter i can Tain and in the summer i can swim in Lake Ontario we have a couple of amusement Parks Susan b Anthony lived in Rochester too i would really appreciate it if you would publish Rny letter in your newspaper this will help me learn state please Send to Katie Valerio mrs Jane Weaver Thornell Road school Pitts Ford by 14534 Katie Valerio new York Forest service roads dear editor no available at the Kettleson and Jackson traries inquire at of Cir desks Are ther items on the subject oblast thursdays evening meeting on the Road less notice of intent conducted by the us Forest service at the Harrigan Centennial Hall first Are pages 56306 and 56307 of the Federal Register explaining How the Forest service wants to change All their rules about roads on All of National forests of the Usa except that the tongans Nils inclusion will de Pend on Public response second is the society of american foresters Saf comments on this proposal the Saf As noted represents More than 17000 foresters throughout the Usa there will be an Impact on Sitka from this proposal which his on a fast track with draft Eis in Spring 2000 and final Eis in fall of 2000 Patricia Welsh Sitka Whai fest Iii dear editor i would like to Send a big thank you and congratulations to the people of Sitka i attended whale fest Iii in Sitka nov 57 and i would like of thank Sandy Lorrigan the Sitka convention and visitors Bureau and the citizens of your wonderful town for a very rewarding weekend anyone who was connected in any Way with the fest has every right to be proud i know it was a big Job but it was indeed a Job very Well done maybe the weather want Asgood As last year but Heyi its Alaska in november and from what Learned from some sit kans your weather was a Little Dicey All through the summer i will never tire of my annual trip to whale est i am so glad there was a Large group from out frown in sure they will spread the word and whale est will be bigger than Ever next year congratulations on the an excellent Job see you novem Ber Cindy Dalmadge Broomfield Colo Newark no a a Puter Programmer admitted today he1 created and distributed the virus that he acknowledged caused millions of dollars of damage by disrupting email systems worldwide David l Smith pleaded guilty to a state charge of computer theft and later to a Federal charge of sending a damaging computer program in the Federal plea both sides a Greece the damage was greater than million the virus believe to be named for a topless dancer Smith knew when he lived in Florida wreaked havoc at the end of March however authorities said today they could not confirm the origin of the name of the virus i did not expect or anticipate the amount of damage that took place Smith read from a statement after an swering of Phis Lei Rygr Smith said Itie bpm eyed any i would be Tofte among the first people Ever prosecuted for creating a computer virus he was arrested april 1 at his Brothers Home in nearby Eatontown in Monmouth county and freed on bail the next Day Smith said he created the virus computers in his Aberdeen apartment and used a stolen screen name sky Roket and password to get into America online in the online ser vices al sex newsgroup he posted a file called Lis zip a listing of adult 0 web Sites and passwords which con stained the virus his lawyer Edward f Borden or if that was designed to in people to download the file 3 Smith said yes struck thousands of e Tail systems on March 26 disguised Vas an important message from a h Friend or colleague and spread around fhe world like an electronic Chain let was designed to lower be settings on computers with i Vic Resoft word 97 and Microsoft word making them vulnerable to oth that any document creat was de by Sigried to the Tirso 50 Namestka computer users Nook through the Microsoft ii Outlook email program j under his plea bargain Smith could face five to 10 years on the state charge and up to five years in prison Jon a Federal charge sentencing for the was tentatively set for feb 18 u Texas okla Hopma Indiana execute convicted killers Huntsville Texas a a convicted killer who was hospitalized for suicide attempt this week was executed after the state determined he was healthy enough to die David Long 46 was executed by injection wednesday despite attempts by his lawyers to delay the procedure after Long attempted to fake his own life on monday he tried to kill him self with an overdose of prescription antidepressant drugs and had been in an intensive care unit hours before his execution elsewhere convicted killers were executed by injection Early today in Oklahoma and Indiana there have been 94 executions in the United states this year the most since 1952 Long convicted of the Hatchet slay Ings of three women in 1986 is the 32nd death Row inmate executed by Texas this year another execution was scheduled for tonight and two More for next week More than 100 inmates have been executed since gov George w Bush considered by Many the fron runner for the Republican presidential Nomi nation took office in 1995 he has commuted one inmates a Cash sen tence Long was flown to Huntsville from a prison Hospital in Galveston after losing his final court appeals once Ith lethal drugs began taking effect the gurgled then vomited through his Jin Buth and nose dark Blac Brown liquid prison officials later said Long had received a charcoal solution at the Hospital to combat the effects of the antidepressants and it reacted with fruit punch he drank and the lethal drugs Long was convicted of killing Donna sue Jester 37 her Blind Cousin dalpha Lorene Jester 64 and Laura Lee Owens 20 he was hitch hiking and had been discharged from Ari alcohol abuse program in Little Rock Ark when Donna Jester gave him a ride and a place to stay before he died he apologized for the murders and blamed the California youth authority and that states prisons for his violence they create monsters in there he said in Mcalister okla Bobby Lynn ross41 was executed for the 1983 shooting of an unarmed police officer during a Mote robbery sgt Steven Mahan Wasso id like to say forgive me to the Mahan family Ross said in Michigan City ind authorities executed do Fleenor 48 for killing his parents inlaw Bill and Nyla har love in 1982 scout out some first rate values in the sentinels classified ads s tides Friday dec 10 1999 030n 200 in Salt Vovk am 106 ii 1 i 10 a Energy Secretary Bill Richardson warned to Day the administration is prepared to act to drive Down Oil prices if they continue to Rise saying world prices Are Drifting into dangerously High Levels Richardson refused to say what actions the government might take but said he was prepared to recommend whatever Steps Are necessary to protect the american consumer and the american Economy Oil analysts said that the ability for the United states to affect prices is limited especially with expected continued growth in demand during the Winter season Oil prices have soared in recent months in Large part because of a coordinated decision last March by the 011 producing nations to limit production and Iraq recent decision to halt exports prices have gone from about a barrel a year ago to nearly a bar Rel the spot month contract for Light Sweet crude was per barrel at 12 pm est today on the new York mercantile Exchange prices Are Drifting into what i see As dangerously High Levels said Richardson in remarks to reporters after he addressed a conference on Energy Security Richardson refused to discuss what Price might trigger a us action or what options the administration is considering among the options would be to re lease some Oil from emergency stocks held in the strategic Petroleum re serve those stocks Are supposed to be used for emergency Supply interruptions not to manipulate prices analysts said More Likely Richardson will step up efforts to get some producing nations to increase production if prices continue to spiral upward Richardson said Oil prices were among the subjects he planned to Dis cuss wit saudi arabian Oil minister Ali aun Airris today Alnaimi con Ference sponsored by the for strategic and said wednesday night that saudi Ara Bia had no plans tp5 increase1 Tiosh Between now and Marc when producing countries were planning to reexamine their production Public Iasi Richardson said while the Ameri can Economy is in excellent higher Oil prices could cause prob lems our objective is to keep the american Economy Strong and 1 dont want inordinately High Oil prices to adversely affect this administrations successful economic policy said Richardson i am prepared to recommend whatever Steps Are necessary to protect the american consumer and the american Economy he said were not at that stage but were almost in a danger Range and i want to Send a message Clinton lights Christmas tree Washington a president Clinton is calling on americans to Bridge the racial Divide and extend a helping hand to the less fortunate in the True spirit of Christmas in this sacred season it is time for All of us to renew our commitments to give of ourselves to reach out to those who Are less fortunate to reach out to those who Are different from unto build the one America of our dreams the president said wednes Day after lighting the National Christ Mas tree several thousand people crowded around the Ellipse just South of the White House to witness the 76th consecutive lighting of the National tree this years a Colorado Blu Spruce transplanted from York a in 1973 weather Sitka forecast Snow ending tonight with rain like after Midnight winds becoming Southeast to 20 Mph lows in the mid 30s Chance of rain 70 percent Rainy and Windy Friday highs near 40 Chance of rain near 100 percent showers Friday night lows in the mid to upper 30s Chance of showers 90 percent r Sitka weather temperatures ranged from 38 to 43 degrees and a Trace of rain fell during the 24 hours ending at Midnight Sitka flight service station reports the barometer was at 2927 and rising Alaska summary winds gusted to 50 Mph overnight near Whittier and winds also were Strong from the in Bisofs to Metlakatla on the Southern end of the Panhandle windchill readings plunged o 42 degrees below Zero al Gambell on Saint Lawrence is land Snow was falling from dead horse on the Nonh slope to Northway near the Alaska Panada Border rain was soaking Sitka and Ketchikan Clouds covered much of the Alaska Mainland Early today warming conditions somewhat overnight lows ranged from 36 below at Nuiqsut to the mid sos above around the aleutians the Alaska Peninsula and the Panhandle Alaska Temps Anchorage fog Annell Cloudy Bettle Cloudy Birchwood Clear Cordovan Nowog Dillingha Cloudy 43 Fairbanks fog Wulkan Cloudy Homer Cloudy Kenai missing Kodiak Cloudy Mcgrat Cloudy Nome Snow North Wayslow Palmer Clear Petersburg missing Stpaul Rainfo Seward Windy Sil Karain Talkeetna Clear Valde Cloudy Wasil Laclear 21 35 High 43 at dutch Harbor Sitka Low 38 at Nuiqsut nations weather a storm system brought Snow and warnings of thunderstorms today across the Southern Plains and another system brought Snow to parts of the West much of the rest of the nation had quiet weather by Dawn today deputies in Castro county i Texas in the Panhandle reported 4 to 6 inches of Snow on Many roadways Snow also fell in the Oklahoma Panhandle and parts of Western new Mexico a severe thunderstorm Walch was posted this morning for pans of Oklahoma and Texas Golf bal size Hail fell near Medicine Park okla overnight another storm system produced rain in coastal areas Northern California and the Pacific Norl Hacsi with Snow in some areas above 2 500 feet 26 nations Temps temperatures indicate previous Days High and overnight Low to am est 1h1 to Protik al Banny 44 22 Clr Albuquerque 41 22 Clr Amarilio 46 28 09 in Anchorage 6 cd Asheville 62 33 cd Alana 57 Atla Mickity 52 28 Baltimore t is2 Billings v4q 45 cd Birmingham 59 51 cd Bismarck 37 8 Elf Boise 38 31 in Boston 51 31 cd Brownsville 80 70 02 cd Buffalo 43 31 cd burling Tont 36 26 cd Casper 34 in cd Charleston so 66 01cdy Charleston Eva 55 27 c4y Charlotten 58 Cheyenne 27 9cdy Chicago 49 33 Cincinnati 52 30 cd Cleveland 51 36 cd columbian a 60 33 cd Columbu Ohio 52 33 cd concorde a 47 22 Clr Dallas Worth 70 61 22 Clr Dayton 51 30 cd Denver 31 13 04 Clr Desmoines 50 32 cd Detroit 48 34 Duluth 49 23 cd Elpaso 65 30 Clr Fargo 36 12 cd Flagstaff 38 7 cd grand rapids 47 33 cily Crea Falls 37 18 cd Greensboro no 58 30 cd 49 25 cd Helena 33 11 cd Honolulu 81 72 Clr Houston 76 60 in Indianapolis 53 35 cd Jackson miss 64 47 cd Jacksonville 68 56 cd Juneau 38 30 in Kansa City 52 44 61 m Las vegas 55 39 cd Littlerock 61 46 err Losangeles 67 50 cd Louis Ike 57 39 cd Lubbock 63 30 01 Clr Memphis 58 45 in Miami each 77 70 43 cd Midland Odessa 71 38 Clr Milwaukee 47 40 cd 47 30 cd Nashville 61 46 cd new Orleans 68 60 in Newyork City 51 40 cd Norfolk a 55 Clr Nort Hjalte 43 n Oklahoma City 63 45 143 in Omaha 50 29 cd Orlando 76 55 cd Philadelphia 51 34 cd Phoenix 62 40 cd Pittsburgh 50 29 cd Ponlan Maine 48 22 Clr por Landore 45 42 51 in Providence 52 29 cd Raleig Durham 59 29 cd rapidity 39 53 40 26 in Richmond 56 3q Clr Sacramento 53 42 Rii Llouis 58 35 m Satlak Cecily 32 18 cd Sanantonio 79 65 03 Clr Sandiego 64 48 cd Sanfrancisco 55 49 08 in san Juaner 82 73 cd Santafe 45 16 06 Clr St Stemarie 42 34 cd Seattle 45 41 Shreveport 65 57 in Sioux Falls 48 19 Clr 36 31 07 in Syracuse 44 25 Clr v 79 57 40 38 in 56 27 cd 62 52 39 it Wash Glondo 49 34 4836106 in Wilkoc Sarre 45 26 Clr Wilren Tondel 51 31 cd National temperature extremes High wednesday 86 it Mcallen Texas Low thursday 22 at Laramie Wyo

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