Monday, January 8, 2001

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Around Town

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Around Town

Around Town

Obituary

Obituaries

Live cameras make stars of Southeast's Steller sea lions
Juneau Scientist Brendan Kelly doesn't have to leave his office to see wild sea lions - the behemoths come to him.

Live cameras make stars of Southeast's Steller sea lions
Juneau Scientist Brendan Kelly doesn't have to leave his office to see wild sea lions - the behemoths come to him.

Juneau's roadside whales
Juneau resident Mike Kelly was standing on the North Douglas Highway near the boat ramp last month when a brawl erupted in the water.

Juneau's roadside whales
Juneau resident Mike Kelly was standing on the North Douglas Highway near the boat ramp last month when a brawl erupted in the water.

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

Twin Lakes plan to protect fish from salt water
There's actually a place in Juneau that could use more rain.

22nd Alaska Legislature opens
As the 22nd Alaska Legislature convened this morning, Democratic Gov. Tony Knowles announced creation of a "natural gas policy cabinet" to expedite the permitting and routing of a pipeline to Lower 48 markets.

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

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

Lawmakers say cheaper fares help
Alaska Airlines again will offer discounted "constituent" fares to Alaska residents for travel to Juneau during the legislative session.

Lawmakers debate plan to tap permafund earnings
KENAI - Is it a stroke of legislative genius, a short-sighted plan or just a new verse of an old tune?

State may force teachers into special education role
Fewer untrained people would teach special education students, but perhaps more of the teachers would be doing it unwillingly, under regulations proposed by the state Department of Education.

Briefly

Old issues resurface for new session
In her first action on the House floor, Rep.-elect Gretchen Guess offered a proposal to apply capital punishment to men only.

Old issues resurface for new session
In her first action on the House floor, Rep.-elect Gretchen Guess offered a proposal to apply capital punishment to men only.

Prefiled bills cover everything from birth control to corpses
A person who finds a corpse or a body part and fails to report it to police could face prosecution, if a new bill becomes law.

State may force teachers into special education role
Fewer untrained people would teach special education students, but perhaps more of the teachers would be doing it unwillingly, under regulations proposed by the state Department of Education.

Students display talent at art show
"I love getting dirty when I do stuff," said Rebecca Canaday, as she demonstrated charcoal drawing Saturday afternoon during the Second Annual Juneau-Douglas High School Art Show at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum.

Briefly

Twin Lakes plan to protect fish from salt water
There's actually a place in Juneau that could use more rain.

Prefiled bills cover everything from birth control to corpses
A person who finds a corpse or a body part and fails to report it to police could face prosecution, if a new bill becomes law.

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

Lawmakers say cheaper fares help
Alaska Airlines again will offer discounted "constituent" fares to Alaska residents for travel to Juneau during the legislative session.

Lawmakers debate plan to tap permafund earnings
KENAI - Is it a stroke of legislative genius, a short-sighted plan or just a new verse of an old tune?

22nd Alaska Legislature opens
As the 22nd Alaska Legislature convened this morning, Democratic Gov. Tony Knowles announced creation of a "natural gas policy cabinet" to expedite the permitting and routing of a pipeline to Lower 48 markets.

Students display talent at art show
"I love getting dirty when I do stuff," said Rebecca Canaday, as she demonstrated charcoal drawing Saturday afternoon during the Second Annual Juneau-Douglas High School Art Show at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum.

Surprising reaction to electoral voting
A couple of folks have written letters to the editor regarding the decision by the Division of Elections to hold the meeting of Alaska's electors in Anchorage rather than Juneau 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.

Banish these bills
The following editorial appeared in Saturday's Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: Newly elected members of the 22nd Alaska Legislature have yet to be sworn in, some are even now cruising the Haines Road, or riding the ferry toward Juneau - and already a pair of bills are in the works aimed at shifting the working location, if not the actual seat, of state government.

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.

Snowshed needed for Snowslide Gulch
I have lived in Juneau for 83 years and through that period have witnessed many snow and earth avalanches in the Gastineau Channel and Glacier Highway regions.

No forest backsliding
The following editorial appeared in Sunday's Los Angeles Times: President Clinton's order Friday preserving 60 million acres of roadless national forest from commercial exploitation is a welcome, overdue act.

Some nuances and whopping deviations
What a difference a state makes.

Roadless process is flawed, outcome murky
There is nothing that clouds a politically charged decision about the environment more than for it to have been made through flawed process at the 11th hour.

Banish these bills
The following editorial appeared in Saturday's Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: Newly elected members of the 22nd Alaska Legislature have yet to be sworn in, some are even now cruising the Haines Road, or riding the ferry toward Juneau - and already a pair of bills are in the works aimed at shifting the working location, if not the actual seat, of state government.

Dare to spot the truth
After a mere two years of working in the hostile Department of Health and Social Services workplace, one woman employee has won a $216,000 settlement against the State of Alaska while a former deputy director of the Department of Labor is simultaneously pleading out for criminal misdemeanor harassment after having to decline a job as legislative liaison for Gov. Tony Knowles.

Roadless process is flawed, outcome murky
There is nothing that clouds a politically charged decision about the environment more than for it to have been made through flawed process at the 11th hour.

Surprising reaction to electoral voting
A couple of folks have written letters to the editor regarding the decision by the Division of Elections to hold the meeting of Alaska's electors in Anchorage rather than Juneau on Dec. 18.

Dare to spot the truth
After a mere two years of working in the hostile Department of Health and Social Services workplace, one woman employee has won a $216,000 settlement against the State of Alaska while a former deputy director of the Department of Labor is simultaneously pleading out for criminal misdemeanor harassment after having to decline a job as legislative liaison for Gov. Tony Knowles.

Smiles all around
We enjoyed your Dec. 31 coverage of the story about Alida and Anna's collision during basketball practice.

Smiles all around
We enjoyed your Dec. 31 coverage of the story about Alida and Anna's collision during basketball practice.

Some nuances and whopping deviations
What a difference a state makes.

Ship's motto: 'Break ice, drink beer'
This week they built a road to McMurdo. Nobody voted or argued about it, but we all went out to watch the icebreaker Polar Sea cut a blue highway through the white sea ice.

Ship's motto: 'Break ice, drink beer'
This week they built a road to McMurdo. Nobody voted or argued about it, but we all went out to watch the icebreaker Polar Sea cut a blue highway through the white sea ice.

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.

Snowshed needed for Snowslide Gulch
I have lived in Juneau for 83 years and through that period have witnessed many snow and earth avalanches in the Gastineau Channel and Glacier Highway regions.

No forest backsliding
The following editorial appeared in Sunday's Los Angeles Times: President Clinton's order Friday preserving 60 million acres of roadless national forest from commercial exploitation is a welcome, overdue act.

Try wrapping a fish in an e-newspaper
I'm haunted lately by the prospect of losing the daily newspaper. I don't mean the news, I mean the paper, the vehicle with the newsprint and the ink that is delivered to my house and left lying in restaurants and on buses for anyone to pickup and read. I worry about this.

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.

Try wrapping a fish in an e-newspaper
I'm haunted lately by the prospect of losing the daily newspaper. I don't mean the news, I mean the paper, the vehicle with the newsprint and the ink that is delivered to my house and left lying in restaurants and on buses for anyone to pickup and read. I worry about this.

Boozer perfect as Duke tops Clemson
DURHAM, N.C. -- This isn't what the rest of the Atlantic Coast Conference wanted to see -- No. 3 Duke gaining momentum in early January.

Juneau runner excels in Antarctica
McMURDO, Antarctica -- Juneau's own Hiram Henry has a reputation as one of the fastest runners on the Antarctic continent.

East takes two from Juneau
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball team stuck around a lot longer Saturday night than it did Friday.

Sports in Juneau

East takes two from Juneau
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball team stuck around a lot longer Saturday night than it did Friday.

Alaskan Fletcher wins snowboarding event
KREISCHBERG, Austria -- Rosey Fletcher of Girdwood and Mathieu Bozzetto of France won the women's and men's divisions of parallel slalom snowboarding events Sunday on the World Cup circuit.

Local Scoreboard
Standings from the Juneau Parks and Recreation Department's Ordway Basketball League, through games of Jan. 5.

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

Kemppel wins record 15th U.S. X-C ski title
McCALL, Idaho -- Three-time Olympian Nina Kemppel set a record with her 15th U.S. cross-country title Saturday, winning the 15-kilometer to sweep the national competition.

Local Scoreboard
Standings from the Juneau Parks and Recreation Department's Ordway Basketball League, through games of Jan. 5.

Alaskan Fletcher wins snowboarding event
KREISCHBERG, Austria -- Rosey Fletcher of Girdwood and Mathieu Bozzetto of France won the women's and men's divisions of parallel slalom snowboarding events Sunday on the World Cup circuit.

Sports in Juneau

Boozer perfect as Duke tops Clemson
DURHAM, N.C. -- This isn't what the rest of the Atlantic Coast Conference wanted to see -- No. 3 Duke gaining momentum in early January.

Juneau runner excels in Antarctica
McMURDO, Antarctica -- Juneau's own Hiram Henry has a reputation as one of the fastest runners on the Antarctic continent.

Kemppel wins record 15th U.S. X-C ski title
McCALL, Idaho -- Three-time Olympian Nina Kemppel set a record with her 15th U.S. cross-country title Saturday, winning the 15-kilometer to sweep the national competition.

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