Wednesday, January 3, 2001

Business Profile

Flight services face insurance nightmare
Flying has always been tough in Alaska, but a spike in insurance rates is making it tougher. Rate increases are causing ripples though the industry and worry among small airlines in Southeast.

Flight services face insurance nightmare
Flying has always been tough in Alaska, but a spike in insurance rates is making it tougher. Rate increases are causing ripples though the industry and worry among small airlines in Southeast.

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To keep resolutions, learn from a drug addict
The scene is ominous: Sugar cookies crumbling on the sofa cushion. Pine needles crunching into the floor. After a week of manic fa-la-la, not a creature is stirring who doesn't say: "It's time to figure out how to make positive changes in my life." Well, let me offer a post-eggnog message of tough love: You can learn a lot about making New Year's resolutions from the heroin addict.

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Around Town

Thank you

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Anniversary

Pet of the week

Pet of the week

To keep resolutions, learn from a drug addict
The scene is ominous: Sugar cookies crumbling on the sofa cushion. Pine needles crunching into the floor. After a week of manic fa-la-la, not a creature is stirring who doesn't say: "It's time to figure out how to make positive changes in my life." Well, let me offer a post-eggnog message of tough love: You can learn a lot about making New Year's resolutions from the heroin addict.

The benefits of a free courtesy aircraft inspection
Several years ago the Federal Aviation Administration began a program to enhance safety called the Pilot Aircraft Courtesy Evaluation, or PACE. This program began as an opportunity for the pilot and/or aircraft owner to receive, free of charge, an inspection of their aircraft, aircraft records, pilot proficiency and pilot records. Now, you are probably thinking, "What sort of a gimmick is this anyhow?"

The benefits of a free courtesy aircraft inspection
Several years ago the Federal Aviation Administration began a program to enhance safety called the Pilot Aircraft Courtesy Evaluation, or PACE. This program began as an opportunity for the pilot and/or aircraft owner to receive, free of charge, an inspection of their aircraft, aircraft records, pilot proficiency and pilot records. Now, you are probably thinking, "What sort of a gimmick is this anyhow?"

Around Town

Thank you

Around Town

Anniversary

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

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Limiting Internet access
Juneau's schools and libraries are just learning about a new federal law that requires them to filter Internet sites for obscenity and child pornography if they want to get certain federal funds.

Corrections

Corrections

Demers' bill comes due: $16,238
A judge has ordered the Alaska Folk Festival's former treasurer to pay $16,283.17 in restitution for falsifying checks, taking gate receipts and other embezzlements during his five years with the nonprofit group.

Smith named new Empire publisher
Veteran newspaper executive Don Smith started work in Juneau this morning as the new publisher of the Juneau Empire.

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

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

Sealaska looking to sell two of its subsidiaries
Sealaska Corp. is planning to sell its unprofitable plastics business. It also wants to find a partner for its limestone operation or sell it, too.

Demers' bill comes due: $16,238
A judge has ordered the Alaska Folk Festival's former treasurer to pay $16,283.17 in restitution for falsifying checks, taking gate receipts and other embezzlements during his five years with the nonprofit group.

State settles sex harassment suit
The state has agreed to pay $216,000 to settle a sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit brought by a former employee of the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.

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Meteors, lunar eclipse on the way, weather permitting
The Year 2001 is getting off to an impressive celestial start with two heavenly events and Juneau residents may be lucky enough to see them.

Live from the sea bottom, it's whale radio
On Sitka's new radio station, the wildlife will have the mikes.

Limiting Internet access
Juneau's schools and libraries are just learning about a new federal law that requires them to filter Internet sites for obscenity and child pornography if they want to get certain federal funds.

Meteors, lunar eclipse on the way, weather permitting
The Year 2001 is getting off to an impressive celestial start with two heavenly events and Juneau residents may be lucky enough to see them.

Perkins pleads to harassment charge
Former Juneau Assembly member Dwight Perkins pleaded guilty to one count of misdemeanor harassment Tuesday, agreeing that he touched a woman Oct. 1 with the intent to offend.

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Live from the sea bottom, it's whale radio
On Sitka's new radio station, the wildlife will have the mikes.

Smith named new Empire publisher
Veteran newspaper executive Don Smith started work in Juneau this morning as the new publisher of the Juneau Empire.

State settles sex harassment suit
The state has agreed to pay $216,000 to settle a sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit brought by a former employee of the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.

Perkins pleads to harassment charge
Former Juneau Assembly member Dwight Perkins pleaded guilty to one count of misdemeanor harassment Tuesday, agreeing that he touched a woman Oct. 1 with the intent to offend.

Sealaska looking to sell two of its subsidiaries
Sealaska Corp. is planning to sell its unprofitable plastics business. It also wants to find a partner for its limestone operation or sell it, too.

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

An honor to sponsor
A Word of Mouth caller suggested recently that student-athletes were being forced to wear the Princess logo on their warm-up jerseys during the Princess Capital City Classic basketball tournament.

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. The number to call in 586-4636. Then press 8255 to leave your message.

Go, Mr. President
We have finally come to the end of one of the most remarkable presidential contests in history. The losers are crying "foul" and civil disobedience is being promised by minority leaders. The Supreme Court is now labeled as "political puppets" of our mostly two-sided political system. The media appears to be in mourning with egg on their face.

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.

Constitution is clear on spending requirements
The following editorial was published in Friday's Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: It's not uncommon to hear longtime Alaskans declare, in no uncertain terms, that our constitution only requires state spending on schools, or public safety, or resource management.

Universities must show they are accountable
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: Leaders in Washington, including President-elect George W. Bush and lawmakers vying to head the House Education Committee, say that federal aid to colleges and universities will increasingly be determined by how well they impart specific skills to students.

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.

An honor to sponsor
A Word of Mouth caller suggested recently that student-athletes were being forced to wear the Princess logo on their warm-up jerseys during the Princess Capital City Classic basketball tournament.

Go, Mr. President
We have finally come to the end of one of the most remarkable presidential contests in history. The losers are crying "foul" and civil disobedience is being promised by minority leaders. The Supreme Court is now labeled as "political puppets" of our mostly two-sided political system. The media appears to be in mourning with egg on their face.

Constitution is clear on spending requirements
The following editorial was published in Friday's Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: It's not uncommon to hear longtime Alaskans declare, in no uncertain terms, that our constitution only requires state spending on schools, or public safety, or resource management.

Universities must show they are accountable
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: Leaders in Washington, including President-elect George W. Bush and lawmakers vying to head the House Education Committee, say that federal aid to colleges and universities will increasingly be determined by how well they impart specific skills to students.

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Sports in Juneau

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