Thursday, January 4, 2001

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Thank you

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.

Pet of the week

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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.

Pet of the week

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?"

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Anniversary

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Anniversary

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'2001': Space dance and a ballet hoedown at JDHS
The power of knowledge in a mysterious black monolith inspired early humans to reach for the stars in "2001: A Space Odyssey."

A broken gateway to America
A navigation hazard in New York Harbor became the gateway to America for millions of immigrants.

'2001': Space dance and a ballet hoedown at JDHS
The power of knowledge in a mysterious black monolith inspired early humans to reach for the stars in "2001: A Space Odyssey."

In search of space, part II: Making a better auditorium for Juneau
Brass and woodwinds have been known to disappear from the auditorium at Juneau-Douglas High School. Not physically, acoustically.

In search of space, part II: Making a better auditorium for Juneau
Brass and woodwinds have been known to disappear from the auditorium at Juneau-Douglas High School. Not physically, acoustically.

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A broken gateway to America
A navigation hazard in New York Harbor became the gateway to America for millions of immigrants.

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.

Corrections

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.

More rain, high winds expected to hit Juneau
Lash down the outdoor planters and anchor the poodle. A second North Pacific storm will advance north to Juneau today, bringing in much the same weather as Wednesday's tumult.

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.

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A costly practical joke: 'I buy used Christmas trees'
The ghost of Christmas past haunts a Skagway man every year - in the form of rotting firs and pines.

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.

Chipper ready to chew on those old Christmas trees
It's big and powerful, with sharp teeth and an insatiable appetite.

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

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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.

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

Corrections

Chipper ready to chew on those old Christmas trees
It's big and powerful, with sharp teeth and an insatiable appetite.

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

More rain, high winds expected to hit Juneau
Lash down the outdoor planters and anchor the poodle. A second North Pacific storm will advance north to Juneau today, bringing in much the same weather as Wednesday's tumult.

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.

No plowing planned for most of Auke Rec road
Most of the 1.2-mile portion of the Glacier Highway at the Auke Village Recreation Area will not be plowed during the winter, the U.S. Forest Service has decided.

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.

Effort to oust lawmaker fails
Lt. Gov. Fran Ulmer has rejected a plea by failed Anchorage House candidate Ray Metcalfe to block the seating of Rep.-elect Lesil McGuire on Monday.

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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.

A costly practical joke: 'I buy used Christmas trees'
The ghost of Christmas past haunts a Skagway man every year - in the form of rotting firs and pines.

Effort to oust lawmaker fails
Lt. Gov. Fran Ulmer has rejected a plea by failed Anchorage House candidate Ray Metcalfe to block the seating of Rep.-elect Lesil McGuire on Monday.

No plowing planned for most of Auke Rec road
Most of the 1.2-mile portion of the Glacier Highway at the Auke Village Recreation Area will not be plowed during the winter, the U.S. Forest Service has decided.

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

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.

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.

Pay more attention
I was appalled to see a picture of the Alaska electors voting in Anchorage (Empire, Dec. 12) and learn that ours was the only state in the union that did not hold the event in its capitol. Ken Koelsch's letter to the editor on Dec. 20 expressed the feelings of many Juneauites, myself included.

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.

Ignorance is bliss in harassment case
The state has agreed to spend $216,000 to tidy up after the alleged sexual misconduct of one of its supervisors in the Department of Health and Social Services. There are all kinds of ways to deal with misconduct, including what happened in this case - sweeping as much of the matter as far under the rug as possible.

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.

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.

Pay more attention
I was appalled to see a picture of the Alaska electors voting in Anchorage (Empire, Dec. 12) and learn that ours was the only state in the union that did not hold the event in its capitol. Ken Koelsch's letter to the editor on Dec. 20 expressed the feelings of many Juneauites, myself included.

Ignorance is bliss in harassment case
The state has agreed to spend $216,000 to tidy up after the alleged sexual misconduct of one of its supervisors in the Department of Health and Social Services. There are all kinds of ways to deal with misconduct, including what happened in this case - sweeping as much of the matter as far under the rug as possible.

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.

Depth a deep-seated need for Duke
Among the six young men who actually play for Duke and don't merely wear the uniforms and fly on the team plane, depth is not an issue. "A part of you says, 'I don't care if we're deep,'" says sophomore wing Mike Dunleavy. "That just means you get to play more."

Sitka boys, girls sweep Holiday Shootout titles
The Sitka High School boys and girls basketball teams both claimed the championship trophies in the inaugural Holiday Shootout tournament Dec. 28-30 at Sitka.

Sports in Juneau

Local Scoreboard: Basketball Standings
The Region V basketball standings through games of Dec. 30. Standings are for all three Region V classifications and were reported to the Juneau Empire by school officials and basketball coaches.

Local Scoreboard: Basketball Standings
The Region V basketball standings through games of Dec. 30. Standings are for all three Region V classifications and were reported to the Juneau Empire by school officials and basketball coaches.

Depth a deep-seated need for Duke
Among the six young men who actually play for Duke and don't merely wear the uniforms and fly on the team plane, depth is not an issue. "A part of you says, 'I don't care if we're deep,'" says sophomore wing Mike Dunleavy. "That just means you get to play more."

Crimson Bears host Dimond
The Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears girls basketball team will look to improve on last week's performance in the Capital City Classic when they face the Dimond Lynx at 7 p.m. tonight in the main gymnasium at Juneau-Douglas High School.

Crimson Bears host Dimond
The Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears girls basketball team will look to improve on last week's performance in the Capital City Classic when they face the Dimond Lynx at 7 p.m. tonight in the main gymnasium at Juneau-Douglas High School.

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

Sitka boys, girls sweep Holiday Shootout titles
The Sitka High School boys and girls basketball teams both claimed the championship trophies in the inaugural Holiday Shootout tournament Dec. 28-30 at Sitka.

Sports in Juneau

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