Tuesday, January 16, 2001

Briefly

Learning to become a Southeast-style restaurateur
Peter Lan is still getting used to doing business in Juneau.

Briefly

Business Profile

In the Tank

In the Tank

Learning to become a Southeast-style restaurateur
Peter Lan is still getting used to doing business in Juneau.

Business Profile

Obituary

Obituary

Obituary

Around Town

Around Town

Around Town

Around Town

Obituary

Lessons for life from an MLK sit-in
Rosalee Walker doesn't like to be crossed. Her success story is based on the fact that she has reined in her own quick temper in order to battle more effectively against the indignation and injustice of racial prejudice.

1,000 missing in quake
SANTA TECLA, El Salvador -Hundreds of neighbors and rescue workers dug with crowbars, backhoes and even bare hands through a mountain of dirt today in a desperate search for survivors of an earthquake that killed at least 300 people and left more than 1,000 missing.

Juneau meeting focuses on new medication for asthma sufferers
Controlling asthma attacks during school hours can be difficult for kids because they don't want to be viewed by their peers as sick or weak.

Locals headed to D.C. for Bush inauguration
At least four people from Juneau will represent Alaska at inauguration events in Washington, D.C., this week, including the swearing-in of President-elect George W. Bush on Saturday. Other Alaskans attending the ceremonies include four-time Iditarod winner Susan Butcher and one of her sled dog teams.

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

NEA employees go on strike over salaries, job security
Twenty-three employees of the union representing most Alaska elementary through high school teachers went on strike this morning, following an impasse over a new contract.

1,000 missing in quake
SANTA TECLA, El Salvador -Hundreds of neighbors and rescue workers dug with crowbars, backhoes and even bare hands through a mountain of dirt today in a desperate search for survivors of an earthquake that killed at least 300 people and left more than 1,000 missing.

Remembering Juneau man lost in quake
The Juneau man who died in the El Salvador earthquake planned the family visit for months, said a friend.

Lessons for life from an MLK sit-in
Rosalee Walker doesn't like to be crossed. Her success story is based on the fact that she has reined in her own quick temper in order to battle more effectively against the indignation and injustice of racial prejudice.

SE cities take up head tax
Ketchikan voters will cast ballots on a cruise ship passenger fee within the next two and a half months. Officials in Yakutat also are considering a head tax to increase city revenues from tourism.

Juneau inn chosen for TV showcase
Linda Wendeborn and her husband Mark Thorson have found a home for the Fred Machetanz prints and the early 20th-century arts and crafts furniture they've been collecting for a decade: a former rooming house.

School board faces cuts as district demands grow
The Juneau School Board may have to trim at least $250,000 to balance next school year's budget, administrators said at a work session Monday. But some parents and teachers want more spending on students who aren't succeeding.

Weathering the forecast
It has been a season of discontent for weather forecaster and avid skier Ed Plumb.

School board faces cuts as district demands grow
The Juneau School Board may have to trim at least $250,000 to balance next school year's budget, administrators said at a work session Monday. But some parents and teachers want more spending on students who aren't succeeding.

Minimum wage hike gets push
The working poor have found a champion in a Republican state House leader.

SE cities take up head tax
Ketchikan voters will cast ballots on a cruise ship passenger fee within the next two and a half months. Officials in Yakutat also are considering a head tax to increase city revenues from tourism.

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

Juneau inn chosen for TV showcase
Linda Wendeborn and her husband Mark Thorson have found a home for the Fred Machetanz prints and the early 20th-century arts and crafts furniture they've been collecting for a decade: a former rooming house.

Weathering the forecast
It has been a season of discontent for weather forecaster and avid skier Ed Plumb.

Locals headed to D.C. for Bush inauguration
At least four people from Juneau will represent Alaska at inauguration events in Washington, D.C., this week, including the swearing-in of President-elect George W. Bush on Saturday. Other Alaskans attending the ceremonies include four-time Iditarod winner Susan Butcher and one of her sled dog teams.

Minimum wage hike gets push
The working poor have found a champion in a Republican state House leader.

NEA employees go on strike over salaries, job security
Twenty-three employees of the union representing most Alaska elementary through high school teachers went on strike this morning, following an impasse over a new contract.

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

Remembering Juneau man lost in quake
The Juneau man who died in the El Salvador earthquake planned the family visit for months, said a friend.

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

Briefly

Juneau meeting focuses on new medication for asthma sufferers
Controlling asthma attacks during school hours can be difficult for kids because they don't want to be viewed by their peers as sick or weak.

Changes will help recruit, retain federal employees
2000 was a good year for federal employees in Alaska, as well as throughout our nation.

Attend garbage bear hearings
The anonymous allegations made recently in Word of Mouth against Mayor Smith and Glen Thompson of Arrow Refuse concerning the mayor's ad hoc bear committee findings are false and unfair.

A piece of history
For most of its useful life, LST-325 labored in relative obscurity. Like every ship, sailor, soldier, pilot, gun, Jeep, plane, tank, bullet and bomb, it helped win a war. But it was always a bit player, barely an historical footnote to anyone other than those on board.

Meaningful protest
Expression of a lasting and meaningful protest of the way President-elect George W. Bush has ascended to the power of the presidency may be accomplished by boycotting products of companies that were contributors and supporters of the Bush campaign.

Graduation exam concerns
The following editorial appeared in Friday's Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: Mixed with Wednesday's mostly upbeat State of the State address, Gov. Tony Knowles referred to a statutory deadline that ought to concern every Alaskan.

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.

Graduation exam concerns
The following editorial appeared in Friday's Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: Mixed with Wednesday's mostly upbeat State of the State address, Gov. Tony Knowles referred to a statutory deadline that ought to concern every Alaskan.

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.

A piece of history
For most of its useful life, LST-325 labored in relative obscurity. Like every ship, sailor, soldier, pilot, gun, Jeep, plane, tank, bullet and bomb, it helped win a war. But it was always a bit player, barely an historical footnote to anyone other than those on board.

Good enough never is
The following editorial appeared in Friday's Anchorage Daily News: There was a mood of minimalist satisfaction as Gov. Tony Knowles delivered his seventh State of the State Address, declaring that "the state of our state is strong."

Judge Jackson's remarks
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson's recently published comments about the Microsoft litigation - over which he presided and still retains potential future jurisdiction - cross a line.

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.

Attend garbage bear hearings
The anonymous allegations made recently in Word of Mouth against Mayor Smith and Glen Thompson of Arrow Refuse concerning the mayor's ad hoc bear committee findings are false and unfair.

Good enough never is
The following editorial appeared in Friday's Anchorage Daily News: There was a mood of minimalist satisfaction as Gov. Tony Knowles delivered his seventh State of the State Address, declaring that "the state of our state is strong."

Meaningful protest
Expression of a lasting and meaningful protest of the way President-elect George W. Bush has ascended to the power of the presidency may be accomplished by boycotting products of companies that were contributors and supporters of the Bush campaign.

Judge Jackson's remarks
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson's recently published comments about the Microsoft litigation - over which he presided and still retains potential future jurisdiction - cross a line.

Changes will help recruit, retain federal employees
2000 was a good year for federal employees in Alaska, as well as throughout our nation.

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

Small schools tourney gives hidden stars chance to shine
The nearly empty gym echoed as the Skagway Panthers played the Noatak Lynx in basketball last weekend during the Juneau Small Schools Tournament at the Juneau-Douglas High School main gym.

Sports in Juneau

Small schools tourney gives hidden stars chance to shine
The nearly empty gym echoed as the Skagway Panthers played the Noatak Lynx in basketball last weekend during the Juneau Small Schools Tournament at the Juneau-Douglas High School main gym.

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