Saturday, January 6, 2001

Obituary

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.

Around Town

Around Town

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

Obituary

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.

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.

Briefly

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

FYI

FYI

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.

School calendar

Briefly

School calendar

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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
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.

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
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:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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