Thursday, January 11, 2001

Local company denies dumping claims
After receiving a warning from the state, a Juneau carpet-cleaning business said it is complying with requirements about discharging its wastewater.

Local company denies dumping claims
After receiving a warning from the state, a Juneau carpet-cleaning business said it is complying with requirements about discharging its wastewater.

Clinton decides against giving Arctic refuge monument status
President Clinton will leave office this month without making the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska a national monument, the White House announced today

Clinton decides against giving Arctic refuge monument status
President Clinton will leave office this month without making the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska a national monument, the White House announced today

2 charged in dirty dancing case
They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. In Anchorage, art may be in the eye of the voyeur.

2 charged in dirty dancing case
They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. In Anchorage, art may be in the eye of the voyeur.

Around Town

Senior Menu
The following meals will be served next week.

Thank You
... for memories

Pet Of The Week
Maggie is a 10-month-old shorthair grey tabby spayed female who is described as friendly and playful. She gets along with other cats and is used to being around children. To adopt Maggie visit her at the Gastineau Humane Society, 7705 Glacier Highway or call 789-0260.

Senior Menu
The following meals will be served next week.

Pet Of The Week
Maggie is a 10-month-old shorthair grey tabby spayed female who is described as friendly and playful. She gets along with other cats and is used to being around children. To adopt Maggie visit her at the Gastineau Humane Society, 7705 Glacier Highway or call 789-0260.

Weddings
Raymond Thibodeau, Anne Harrington

Obituary

Thank You
... for memories

Around Town

Obituary

Weddings
Raymond Thibodeau, Anne Harrington

Planners draw up vision of arts center
There is no shortage of advocates for a new performing arts facility in Juneau. The question is when, how and how much.

The power of nature
A casual afternoon hike turned serious for two Juneau boys more than a decade ago. This weekend "The Night The Forest Cried" will tell their story.

The power of nature
A casual afternoon hike turned serious for two Juneau boys more than a decade ago. This weekend "The Night The Forest Cried" will tell their story.

Finding a new home for performances
Editor's Note: This is the last in a three-part series on a proposed performing arts center in Juneau.

Finding a new home for performances
Editor's Note: This is the last in a three-part series on a proposed performing arts center in Juneau.

Planners draw up vision of arts center
There is no shortage of advocates for a new performing arts facility in Juneau. The question is when, how and how much.

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Briefly

Calendar

Calendar

Lawmakers: No to pipeline tax breaks
Leading Democrats and Republicans oppose state tax and royalty concessions for developers of a natural gas pipeline, disagreeing with Gov. Tony Knowles that such a break might be needed to make the $10 billion project viable.

Rec boats can be registered on the Web
As of Jan. 1, the U.S. Coast Guard is no longer handling recreational boat registration in Alaska. It has turned those duties over to the state Division of Motor Vehicles.

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

ANWR denied monument status
State political leaders are breathing a collective sigh of relief after prevailing over conservationists pushing for more protection for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Pedestrian injured on Douglas Bridge
JUNEAU A pedestrian-vehicle accident on the Douglas side of the Douglas Bridge on Monday resulted in minor injuries and a significant traffic snarl.

Weird weather makes Iditarod training a challenge
ANCHORAGE Mushers training for the 2001 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race have been thrown into an ugly parallel universe.

Land cracks at contested site
A crack has opened next to an apartment building on a steep hill above a controversial downtown construction site, and water is flowing from the slope's base.

Majority fleshing out goals
As Gov. Tony Knowles prepared to lay out his legislative priorities in his annual address to lawmakers, Republican leaders tried to hammer out details on their own plan.

Skiers pray for powder
Eaglecrest Ski Area officials are keeping their fingers crossed, skiers and boarders are praying, and public officials are appealing to a higher power they want more snow as soon as possible.

Freshmen lawmakers learning Capitol ropes
Like a teacher with a class of new students, House State Affairs Committee Chairman John Coghill laid down the rules for the five freshmen lawmakers on his panel.

Around Town
Today

Munoz pushes for answers to pulltab debate
The city says three pulltab operators owe about $800,000 in unpaid sales taxes, interest and penalties, and the pulltabs say they don't. The contention was the focus of an executive session of the Juneau Assembly's Finance Committee on Wednesday.

State speech honors two from Juneau
Two Juneau residents are among five Alaskans who will be honored by Gov. Tony Knowles tonight as he makes the case for his state budget priorities.

Knowles backs higher minimum wage
Gov. Tony Knowles' call for an increase in the minimum wage and for a trigger mechanism to raise new state revenue were unexpected parts of the State of the State address Wednesday.

Munoz pushes for answers to pulltab debate
The city says three pulltab operators owe about $800,000 in unpaid sales taxes, interest and penalties, and the pulltabs say they don't. The contention was the focus of an executive session of the Juneau Assembly's Finance Committee on Wednesday.

Bills may trigger tax breaks for Alaska property owners
JUNEAU - Property owners could get a tax break under bills prompted by last year's failed property taxpayer revolt.

Briefly

Majority fleshing out goals
As Gov. Tony Knowles prepared to lay out his legislative priorities in his annual address to lawmakers, Republican leaders tried to hammer out details on their own plan.

ANWR denied monument status
State political leaders are breathing a collective sigh of relief after prevailing over conservationists pushing for more protection for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

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

State speech honors two from Juneau
Two Juneau residents are among five Alaskans who will be honored by Gov. Tony Knowles tonight as he makes the case for his state budget priorities.

Around Town
Today

Skiers pray for powder
Eaglecrest Ski Area officials are keeping their fingers crossed, skiers and boarders are praying, and public officials are appealing to a higher power they want more snow as soon as possible.

Lawmakers: No to pipeline tax breaks
Leading Democrats and Republicans oppose state tax and royalty concessions for developers of a natural gas pipeline, disagreeing with Gov. Tony Knowles that such a break might be needed to make the $10 billion project viable.

Weird weather makes Iditarod training a challenge
ANCHORAGE Mushers training for the 2001 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race have been thrown into an ugly parallel universe.

Bills may trigger tax breaks for Alaska property owners
JUNEAU - Property owners could get a tax break under bills prompted by last year's failed property taxpayer revolt.

Freshmen lawmakers learning Capitol ropes
Like a teacher with a class of new students, House State Affairs Committee Chairman John Coghill laid down the rules for the five freshmen lawmakers on his panel.

Knowles backs higher minimum wage
Gov. Tony Knowles' call for an increase in the minimum wage and for a trigger mechanism to raise new state revenue were unexpected parts of the State of the State address Wednesday.

Briefly
Poster contest focuses on ski safety

Rec boats can be registered on the Web
As of Jan. 1, the U.S. Coast Guard is no longer handling recreational boat registration in Alaska. It has turned those duties over to the state Division of Motor Vehicles.

Pedestrian injured on Douglas Bridge
JUNEAU A pedestrian-vehicle accident on the Douglas side of the Douglas Bridge on Monday resulted in minor injuries and a significant traffic snarl.

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

Briefly
Poster contest focuses on ski safety

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

Briefly

Land cracks at contested site
A crack has opened next to an apartment building on a steep hill above a controversial downtown construction site, and water is flowing from the slope's base.

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So much for process
In response to Bob Loescher's My Turn, it's a shame that the Hoonah Indian Association and those of us who are concerned about future generations were not heard through public process by our state and the Native corporations, Sealaska and Huna Totem Corporation.

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.

Letter: Concerns about SEARHC
I would like to express my concerns on health issues and facilities with SEARHC. SEARHC has cut back on pharmaceuticals.

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.

Letter: Finally living up to our nickname
I have before me a leaked report entitled "Preliminary Draft of Confidential Findings on the Economic Impact of the Transition of Juneau to a Tropical Climate." (It is subtitled "The Chicken/Liddell Report." Make of that what you will.)

Fact-based perception is good news for Alaskans
With perception often serving as reality, those in positions of influence should be vigilant in their efforts to keep perceptions in the same neighborhood as facts.

Letter: Finally living up to our nickname
I have before me a leaked report entitled "Preliminary Draft of Confidential Findings on the Economic Impact of the Transition of Juneau to a Tropical Climate." (It is subtitled "The Chicken/Liddell Report." Make of that what you will.)

Fish Creek land swap needs refinement
The U.S. Forest Service wants to acquire 100 acres of private land on Admiralty Island so badly that it's willing to trade away 220 acres of undeveloped national forest land along the Fish Creek road on Douglas Island.

Like absolute power, partisanship corrupts
It did not take Alaska Senate President Rick Halford and his majority colleagues long to dispel any notion they might follow the lead of President-elect Bush or the Republican members of the U.S. Senate in seeking bipartisanship and a collaborative approach to governance.

So much for process
In response to Bob Loescher's My Turn, it's a shame that the Hoonah Indian Association and those of us who are concerned about future generations were not heard through public process by our state and the Native corporations, Sealaska and Huna Totem Corporation.

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.

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.

Letter: Concerns about SEARHC
I would like to express my concerns on health issues and facilities with SEARHC. SEARHC has cut back on pharmaceuticals.

Fish Creek land swap needs refinement
The U.S. Forest Service wants to acquire 100 acres of private land on Admiralty Island so badly that it's willing to trade away 220 acres of undeveloped national forest land along the Fish Creek road on Douglas Island.

Fact-based perception is good news for Alaskans
With perception often serving as reality, those in positions of influence should be vigilant in their efforts to keep perceptions in the same neighborhood as facts.

Like absolute power, partisanship corrupts
It did not take Alaska Senate President Rick Halford and his majority colleagues long to dispel any notion they might follow the lead of President-elect Bush or the Republican members of the U.S. Senate in seeking bipartisanship and a collaborative approach to governance.

Juneau JV girls clobber competition in Skagway tourney
Juneau-Douglas High School's JV girls asserted themselves throughout the 2001 Skagway Small Schools Tournament. Juneau, the only junior varsity team in the tournament, swept the tourney in convincing fashion, rarely failing to execute on a possession.

Panther boys win Skagway Tournament
The Skagway Panthers finished the 2001 Small Schools Tournament with a perfect 3-0 record. Skagway went through a big improvement over their tourney last year, in which Skagway only finished 1-2.

Sports in Juneau
Thursday, Jan. 11

Local scoreboard: Hoops polls

Sports in Juneau
Thursday, Jan. 11

Kemppel faces her Olympic challenge
MIDWAY, Utah -- Nina Kemppel of Anchorage is the most visible American woman in a sport that's nearly invisible in America.

Juneau boys fall hard at Wasilla
Just a few weeks ago, the Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball team was just that -- a team -- as the Crimson Bears used their depth to wear down opponents en route to a 3-0 record and the title of the Capital City Classic.

Bear girls to host Cougars
Juneau-Douglas girls basketball head coach Jim Hamey doesn't have too many good things to say about the recent play of his team.

Juneau JV girls clobber competition in Skagway tourney
Juneau-Douglas High School's JV girls asserted themselves throughout the 2001 Skagway Small Schools Tournament. Juneau, the only junior varsity team in the tournament, swept the tourney in convincing fashion, rarely failing to execute on a possession.

Juneau boys fall hard at Wasilla
Just a few weeks ago, the Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball team was just that -- a team -- as the Crimson Bears used their depth to wear down opponents en route to a 3-0 record and the title of the Capital City Classic.

Juneau JV teams host small schools tourney
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys and girls junior varsity teams will host Angoon, Skagway, Buckland and Noatak this weekend in an informal small schools tournament Thursday through Saturday at the JDHS main gym.

Sports in Juneau

Juneau JV teams host small schools tourney
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys and girls junior varsity teams will host Angoon, Skagway, Buckland and Noatak this weekend in an informal small schools tournament Thursday through Saturday at the JDHS main gym.

Kemppel faces her Olympic challenge
MIDWAY, Utah -- Nina Kemppel of Anchorage is the most visible American woman in a sport that's nearly invisible in America.

Panther boys win Skagway Tournament
The Skagway Panthers finished the 2001 Small Schools Tournament with a perfect 3-0 record. Skagway went through a big improvement over their tourney last year, in which Skagway only finished 1-2.

Bear girls to host Cougars
Juneau-Douglas girls basketball head coach Jim Hamey doesn't have too many good things to say about the recent play of his team.

Sports in Juneau

Local scoreboard: Hoops polls

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