Tuesday, January 9, 2001

Business profile

Statewide jobs jump 1.5 percent
The state Department of Labor reported jobs increased by 4,300 - or 1.5 percent - in October over the same time the previous year.

In the tank

Statewide jobs jump 1.5 percent
The state Department of Labor reported jobs increased by 4,300 - or 1.5 percent - in October over the same time the previous year.

On the move
Kazama heads housing group: Blake Kazama has been elected president of the Alaska Association of Housing Authorities.

On the move
Kazama heads housing group: Blake Kazama has been elected president of the Alaska Association of Housing Authorities.

Up in smoke
A victim of changing circumstances, the firewood cutting industry has all but disappeared from Juneau's landscape.

Business profile

Up in smoke
A victim of changing circumstances, the firewood cutting industry has all but disappeared from Juneau's landscape.

In the tank

Obituary

Around Town

Around town

Obituary

Around Town

Around town

Young artist concert series features piano virtuoso tonight
By the time pianist Adam Neiman was old enough to vote, he had performed as the featured soloist with symphonies across Europe and America.

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.

Elton loses finance seat
A political setback suffered by Sen. Kim Elton on Monday probably won't hurt Juneau in its quest to get more state dollars, according to political observers. But some say it might make it tougher for Senate Democrats to expose weaknesses in the majority.

Briefly

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

Elton loses finance seat
A political setback suffered by Sen. Kim Elton on Monday probably won't hurt Juneau in its quest to get more state dollars, according to political observers. But some say it might make it tougher for Senate Democrats to expose weaknesses in the majority.

Briefly

City dumps flight noise mediation
The city has backed out of flight-noise mediation, opting instead to address long-simmering aircraft noise issues via the Juneau Assembly's Planning and Policy Committee.

City dumps flight noise mediation
The city has backed out of flight-noise mediation, opting instead to address long-simmering aircraft noise issues via the Juneau Assembly's Planning and Policy Committee.

Young artist concert series features piano virtuoso tonight
By the time pianist Adam Neiman was old enough to vote, he had performed as the featured soloist with symphonies across Europe and America.

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.

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

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?

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

Take losses seriously
I have heard of $64 million in business losses over this last year for Sealaska. Is anyone aware, over the last 30 years, of even one business Sealaska has been successful at, other than selling the forest?

Senate power-sharing
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: Long negotiations by Senate leaders have produced a constructive agreement on how that chamber, for the first time divided evenly between Republicans and Democrats, should be organized.

Word of Mouth
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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.

State's fiscal future should be addressed
The following editorial appeared Jan. 4 in the Anchorage Daily News: We need broad-based dialogue on Alaska's fiscal future.

State's fiscal future should be addressed
The following editorial appeared Jan. 4 in the Anchorage Daily News: We need broad-based dialogue on Alaska's fiscal future.

Senate power-sharing
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: Long negotiations by Senate leaders have produced a constructive agreement on how that chamber, for the first time divided evenly between Republicans and Democrats, should be organized.

Sealaska working for the profit of whom?
Well folks, here we are, entering the new millennium and our corporation, Sealaska, has, or is, posting a heavy loss with the two subsidiaries. The question still remains: Exactly how much did we lose on each subsidiary?

Sealaska working for the profit of whom?
Well folks, here we are, entering the new millennium and our corporation, Sealaska, has, or is, posting a heavy loss with the two subsidiaries. The question still remains: Exactly how much did we lose on each subsidiary?

ADF&G in conflict over shellfish farming
Alaska is about to lose its first and only shellfish hatchery and with it a promising resource industry, aquatic shellfish farming. Ironically, this is due to the lead state agency responsible for its health and welfare, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

Take losses seriously
I have heard of $64 million in business losses over this last year for Sealaska. Is anyone aware, over the last 30 years, of even one business Sealaska has been successful at, other than selling the forest?

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.

ADF&G in conflict over shellfish farming
Alaska is about to lose its first and only shellfish hatchery and with it a promising resource industry, aquatic shellfish farming. Ironically, this is due to the lead state agency responsible for its health and welfare, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Juneau boys hit the road
It's a case of out of the frying pan and into the fire for the Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball team.

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

Sports in Juneau

Juneau boys hit the road
It's a case of out of the frying pan and into the fire for the Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball team.

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

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.

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