Friday, January 12, 2001

Federal employees of year to be honored
Four federal employees will be honored at the 28th annual Juneau Federal Employee of the Year award presentation Thursday in the Treadwell Room at the Westmark Baranof Hotel.

Around Town

Weddings

Obituary

Briefly

Around Town

Learning to live with the paradoxes of life
There is an interesting paradox to life that centers around our being new and different every day, yet also the same. In my 11 years of working, driving, walking and living in our Juneau community, I have seen many changes and much growth. Yet for all of those changes, I can still look around me and experience the awe and wonder of the same mountains, valleys and sea that define this community we call home. Much has changed, yet much has remained the same.

Weekend Best Bets
Good music, big trees, caves, fine art and a musical play are all in store this weekend in Juneau.

Around Town

Briefly

Weekend Best Bets
Good music, big trees, caves, fine art and a musical play are all in store this weekend in Juneau.

Federal employees of year to be honored
Four federal employees will be honored at the 28th annual Juneau Federal Employee of the Year award presentation Thursday in the Treadwell Room at the Westmark Baranof Hotel.

FYI

FYI

Obituaries

Obituaries

School Calendar

Learning to live with the paradoxes of life
There is an interesting paradox to life that centers around our being new and different every day, yet also the same. In my 11 years of working, driving, walking and living in our Juneau community, I have seen many changes and much growth. Yet for all of those changes, I can still look around me and experience the awe and wonder of the same mountains, valleys and sea that define this community we call home. Much has changed, yet much has remained the same.

Around Town

School Calendar

Weddings

Obituary

Calendar

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.

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.

Briefly

Briefly

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.

Calendar

Briefly

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

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.

Briefly

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.

Douglas Indian Association wrangles over leadership
Some members of the Douglas Indian Association could be left in the dark because of a disagreement over a recent election of governing council members.

Dowd: 20 years on stage
Dave Dowd's daughter, Lyndee, danced on the dog kennel as her dad's band rehearsed a new song Thursday night.

Mushers ask: Is it end of the trail for Trail of '98?
The only sled dog race that involves a Southeast Alaska community may not be run this year due to a lack of mushers.

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.

Clarification

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.

Briefly

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.

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

Bill to boost cancer care
Kate Coleman switched insurance plans and later found herself without coverage for breast cancer, which was termed "a pre-existing condition" by the new company.

Bear-saving plan mandates garbage pickup
The mayor's ad hoc bear advisory committee has recommended making bird feeders illegal, garbage pickup compulsory and bear-resistant garbage containers mandatory in some cases. The panel also called for establishing a bear-problem hot line and suggested the urban bear be adopted as the symbol of Juneau.

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.

Bill to boost cancer care
Kate Coleman switched insurance plans and later found herself without coverage for breast cancer, which was termed "a pre-existing condition" by the new company.

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.

Mushers ask: Is it end of the trail for Trail of '98?
The only sled dog race that involves a Southeast Alaska community may not be run this year due to a lack of mushers.

Briefly

Douglas Indian Association wrangles over leadership
Some members of the Douglas Indian Association could be left in the dark because of a disagreement over a recent election of governing council members.

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.

Clarification

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.

Target: Drunken drivers
People who get drunk, then drive, should know state lawmakers are putting them in their legislative crosshairs.

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.

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

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.

Bear-saving plan mandates garbage pickup
The mayor's ad hoc bear advisory committee has recommended making bird feeders illegal, garbage pickup compulsory and bear-resistant garbage containers mandatory in some cases. The panel also called for establishing a bear-problem hot line and suggested the urban bear be adopted as the symbol of Juneau.

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

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.

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.

Dowd: 20 years on stage
Dave Dowd's daughter, Lyndee, danced on the dog kennel as her dad's band rehearsed a new song Thursday night.

Target: Drunken drivers
People who get drunk, then drive, should know state lawmakers are putting them in their legislative crosshairs.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Trouble with 'enviros'
It was interesting to read the article in the Empire on the "Haines Company Tour Spurs Controversy." I think the last paragraph in that article really sums up the "holier than thou" environmentalists. Have you ever noticed the road signs that say a certain group will pick up garbage alongside the road? Where are the environmental groups on those signs? You never see them volunteering for cleaning up garbage, yet they insist that we are all just terrible polluting people.

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.

The farm-subsidy scandal
This editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: There are many ways to think about the Clinton legacy, but one rather depressing angle is suggested by a remark in Britain last month (when) Clinton casually shattered the taboo on frank discussion of farming and the global order: "If the wealthiest countries ended our agricultural subsidies, leveling the playing field for the world's farmers, that alone would increase the income of developing countries by $20 billion a year," the president said.

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.

Pulltab accountability
For the past five years, the Last Chance pulltab cooperative repeatedly has failed to pay the required 30 percent minimum to which its member nonprofits are entitled.

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.

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.

Trouble with 'enviros'
It was interesting to read the article in the Empire on the "Haines Company Tour Spurs Controversy." I think the last paragraph in that article really sums up the "holier than thou" environmentalists. Have you ever noticed the road signs that say a certain group will pick up garbage alongside the road? Where are the environmental groups on those signs? You never see them volunteering for cleaning up garbage, yet they insist that we are all just terrible polluting people.

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.

The farm-subsidy scandal
This editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: There are many ways to think about the Clinton legacy, but one rather depressing angle is suggested by a remark in Britain last month (when) Clinton casually shattered the taboo on frank discussion of farming and the global order: "If the wealthiest countries ended our agricultural subsidies, leveling the playing field for the world's farmers, that alone would increase the income of developing countries by $20 billion a year," the president said.

Pulltab accountability
For the past five years, the Last Chance pulltab cooperative repeatedly has failed to pay the required 30 percent minimum to which its member nonprofits are entitled.

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.

Sports in Juneau

Local scoreboard: Hoops polls

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.

Noatak, Buckland boys both edge Juneau JV team
Two visiting Class 1A teams from the Kotzebue-based Northwest Arctic Borough School District claimed close victories over the host Juneau-Douglas High School junior varsity boys basketball team Thursday in the first round of Juneau's small schools tournament.

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

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.

Noatak, Buckland boys both edge Juneau JV team
Two visiting Class 1A teams from the Kotzebue-based Northwest Arctic Borough School District claimed close victories over the host Juneau-Douglas High School junior varsity boys basketball team Thursday in the first round of Juneau's small schools tournament.

Sports in Juneau

Juneau boys rally, still lose
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball team trailed the Wasilla Warriors by 10 points with less than four minutes to go in Thursday afternoon's opening-round game in the Alaska Prep Shootout at Dimond High School and it appeared the Crimson Bears were well on their way toward matching Wednesday night's 17-point loss to the Warriors.

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.

Sports in Juneau

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.

Local scoreboard: Hoops polls

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 rally, still lose
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball team trailed the Wasilla Warriors by 10 points with less than four minutes to go in Thursday afternoon's opening-round game in the Alaska Prep Shootout at Dimond High School and it appeared the Crimson Bears were well on their way toward matching Wednesday night's 17-point loss to the Warriors.

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