Friday, January 5, 2001

Obituary

School calendar

Weekend Best Bets
This week offers a couple of concerts, a documentary about an unusual cultural icon and a reading by a talented Southeast author.

Weekend Best Bets
This week offers a couple of concerts, a documentary about an unusual cultural icon and a reading by a talented Southeast author.

The shrinking Mendenhall Glacier
Mendenhall Glacier is shrinking and scientists want to know why.

Briefly

Around Town

School calendar

Briefly

FYI

FYI

The shrinking Mendenhall Glacier
Mendenhall Glacier is shrinking and scientists want to know why.

Finding a world of inspiration at music festival
The World Festival Of Sacred Music: Global Quest for Unison has been happening on five continents in countries such as Brazil, Japan, South Africa, England, Korea, India and the United States.

Finding a world of inspiration at music festival
The World Festival Of Sacred Music: Global Quest for Unison has been happening on five continents in countries such as Brazil, Japan, South Africa, England, Korea, India and the United States.

Around Town

Obituary

Around Town

Around Town

Briefly

'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.

Calendar
Movies

Briefly

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

Calendar
Movies

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.

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.

Briefly

Lawmakers settle in for another session
JUNEAU - There's not much winter in Alaska this year, but Steven Menard found some as he traveled to Juneau for the opening of the Legislature's session.

No consensus on how to spend cruise tax money
Public testimony was "all over the map" and no consensus was reached Thursday evening on the city manager's recommendations for how cruise ship passenger fee proceeds will be spent in the next fiscal year.

There's food at Eaglecrest, even if snow's lacking
Food service at Eaglecrest Ski Area will be open this weekend to serve the die-hards who head to the hill, like a few skiers, snowboarders and "tubers," said Bill Luedke, food service manager.

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.

Flying Down Under
A Juneau family had no trouble circumnavigating Australia by ultralight aircraft and motorhome even though things seemed upside down, inside out and the other way around from Alaska.

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.

There's food at Eaglecrest, even if snow's lacking
Food service at Eaglecrest Ski Area will be open this weekend to serve the die-hards who head to the hill, like a few skiers, snowboarders and "tubers," said Bill Luedke, food service manager.

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

No consensus on how to spend cruise tax money
Public testimony was "all over the map" and no consensus was reached Thursday evening on the city manager's recommendations for how cruise ship passenger fee proceeds will be spent in the next fiscal year.

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...

Geologist: Icefield shows global warming
The glaciers of the Juneau Icefield have something to tell the world about global warming.

Man injured in ATV accident sent to hospital in Seattle
A Juneau man is in critical condition following an all-terrain vehicle accident near Lemon Creek early this morning.

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

Flying Down Under
A Juneau family had no trouble circumnavigating Australia by ultralight aircraft and motorhome even though things seemed upside down, inside out and the other way around from Alaska.

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

Lawmakers settle in for another session
JUNEAU - There's not much winter in Alaska this year, but Steven Menard found some as he traveled to Juneau for the opening of the Legislature's session.

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.

Move bill gets a twist
A Palmer Republican is putting a new spin on an old idea. Rep. Scott Ogan has introduced a bill to move legislative sessions out of Juneau every other year.

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.

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

Briefly

Man injured in ATV accident sent to hospital in Seattle
A Juneau man is in critical condition following an all-terrain vehicle accident near Lemon Creek early this morning.

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.

Geologist: Icefield shows global warming
The glaciers of the Juneau Icefield have something to tell the world about global warming.

Move bill gets a twist
A Palmer Republican is putting a new spin on an old idea. Rep. Scott Ogan has introduced a bill to move legislative sessions out of Juneau every other year.

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

Corporate policy-making
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: On Tuesday, President-elect Bush completed the selection of a Cabinet with a rich diversity of backgrounds, races and views. The very next day, he held a conference that sent a different message: Invited to what was billed as a broad discussion of the national economy were three-dozen corporate executives, almost all of them white and male, who together had contributed $1.6 million to Mr. Bush or the Republican Party during the 2000 campaign.

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.

Czech democracy taking deeper root
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: Angry Czechs flooded the streets of Prague Wednesday in numbers not seen since November 1989, when massive demonstrations helped topple the Communist regime.

Keep roadless policy out of Tongass, Chugach forests
Virginia Breeze from the Division of Elections asked me to help clarify the record for Juneau residents surprised when the Alaska electors cast their votes for George W. Bush in Anchorage instead of the state capital on Dec. 18.

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.

Keep roadless policy out of Tongass, Chugach forests
Alaskans need to join forces with Gov. Tony Knowles and the Alaska congressional delegation and keep the Clinton Administration's "roadless policy" out of the Tongass and Chugach National Forests. Here' why:

Corporate policy-making
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: On Tuesday, President-elect Bush completed the selection of a Cabinet with a rich diversity of backgrounds, races and views. The very next day, he held a conference that sent a different message: Invited to what was billed as a broad discussion of the national economy were three-dozen corporate executives, almost all of them white and male, who together had contributed $1.6 million to Mr. Bush or the Republican Party during the 2000 campaign.

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.

Czech democracy taking deeper root
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: Angry Czechs flooded the streets of Prague Wednesday in numbers not seen since November 1989, when massive demonstrations helped topple the Communist regime.

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.

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.

Keep roadless policy out of Tongass, Chugach forests
Alaskans need to join forces with Gov. Tony Knowles and the Alaska congressional delegation and keep the Clinton Administration's "roadless policy" out of the Tongass and Chugach National Forests. Here' why:

Keep roadless policy out of Tongass, Chugach forests
Virginia Breeze from the Division of Elections asked me to help clarify the record for Juneau residents surprised when the Alaska electors cast their votes for George W. Bush in Anchorage instead of the state capital on Dec. 18.

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.

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.

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.

Juneau boys host East for two-game series
The last time the East Anchorage Thunderbirds came to Juneau, most of the Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball team members were toddlers -- if they were born at all.

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."

Sports in Juneau

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 need OT to beat Lynx
"Just win, baby" was the motto for the NFL's Oakland Raiders during the late '70s. But it might as well have been the motto of the Juneau-Douglas girls basketball team Thursday night as it squeaked by Class 4A powerhouse Dimond 47-39 in an ugly overtime win at the Juneau-Douglas High School gymnasium.

Sports in Juneau

Juneau boys host East for two-game series
The last time the East Anchorage Thunderbirds came to Juneau, most of the Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball team members were toddlers -- if they were born at all.

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.

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.

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

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.

Crimson Bears need OT to beat Lynx
"Just win, baby" was the motto for the NFL's Oakland Raiders during the late '70s. But it might as well have been the motto of the Juneau-Douglas girls basketball team Thursday night as it squeaked by Class 4A powerhouse Dimond 47-39 in an ugly overtime win at the Juneau-Douglas High School gymnasium.

CONTACT US

  • Switchboard: 907-586-3740
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-586-3740
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-586-3028
  • Business Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-523-2230
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback

ADVERTISING

SUBSCRIBER SERVICES

SOCIAL NETWORKING