Wednesday, January 17, 2001

Business Profile

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

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Briefly

In the Tank

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

In the Tank

Business Profile

Obituary

Obituary

Around Town

Pet of the Week

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Around Town

Thank You

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Around Town

Honor loved ones by not living in eternal sorrow
After a while, we find ourselves clinging to our sorrow, because it feels like all we have left of our loved one.

Honor loved ones by not living in eternal sorrow
After a while, we find ourselves clinging to our sorrow, because it feels like all we have left of our loved one.

Pet of the Week

A journal from the hill tribes of northern Thailand
Far from the spruce and hemlock forests of the Tongass, two Alaskan women found themselves with Pacagayo (Karen) mountain people in the jungles of Chiang Mai province.

A journal from the hill tribes of northern Thailand
Far from the spruce and hemlock forests of the Tongass, two Alaskan women found themselves with Pacagayo (Karen) mountain people in the jungles of Chiang Mai province.

Weddings

Thank You

Weddings

Around Town

Governor presents legislation to raise state minimum wage
Gov. Tony Knowles introduced a bill today to raise the state minimum wage and tie future increases to inflation.

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Consensus on calendar eludes school board
The Juneau School Board is still juggling next year's school calendar, trying to find the right mix of breaks and starting and ending dates.

'Spam Can' could open by spring
Cleaning crews still are removing oily debris from the Court Plaza Building, but the state hopes to move tenants back in by May, two months ahead of schedule.

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.

Hot escape plan sends 8-year-old to Disney World
It took more than a Mickey Mouse plan for a Petersburg kid to win a $10,000 family vacation at Disney World.

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

Push to overturn roadless decision
Alaska lawmakers opposing President Clinton's roadless policy say a resolution working its way through the Legislature could help overturn new logging limits in the Tongass National Forest.

Hot escape plan sends 8-year-old to Disney World
It took more than a Mickey Mouse plan for a Petersburg kid to win a $10,000 family vacation at Disney World.

Consensus on calendar eludes school board
The Juneau School Board is still juggling next year's school calendar, trying to find the right mix of breaks and starting and ending dates.

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.

Governor presents legislation to raise state minimum wage
Gov. Tony Knowles introduced a bill today to raise the state minimum wage and tie future increases to inflation.

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.

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

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.

'Spam Can' could open by spring
Cleaning crews still are removing oily debris from the Court Plaza Building, but the state hopes to move tenants back in by May, two months ahead of schedule.

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.

Push to overturn roadless decision
Alaska lawmakers opposing President Clinton's roadless policy say a resolution working its way through the Legislature could help overturn new logging limits in the Tongass National Forest.

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.

Correction

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...

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.

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...

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.

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.

Correction

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.

Briefly

Briefly

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.

A low but deadly risk
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: Since 1986, about 80 people in Britain have died from the human form of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or mad cow disease, apparently after eating the meat of infected animals.

Florida election count smacks of racism
It is ironic that this year's Martin Luther King Day in Juneau is the first in recent memory without a commemoration, just weeks after an election in which massive numbers of blacks and other minorities were effectively disenfranchised by means which recalled the pre-Voting Rights Act South of Bull Connor, Lester Maddox and literacy tests.

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.

What self-determination is all about
In response to the letter, "State/Tribal talks collapse over wording in accord," that appeared in the Empire Dec. 4, the following comments by-pass Tlinget/Haida Central Council:

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.

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.

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.

A low but deadly risk
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: Since 1986, about 80 people in Britain have died from the human form of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or mad cow disease, apparently after eating the meat of infected animals.

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.

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.

What self-determination is all about
In response to the letter, "State/Tribal talks collapse over wording in accord," that appeared in the Empire Dec. 4, the following comments by-pass Tlinget/Haida Central Council:

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.

Florida election count smacks of racism
It is ironic that this year's Martin Luther King Day in Juneau is the first in recent memory without a commemoration, just weeks after an election in which massive numbers of blacks and other minorities were effectively disenfranchised by means which recalled the pre-Voting Rights Act South of Bull Connor, Lester Maddox and literacy tests.

Showcase wood from the Tongass forest
Last year Congress appropriated $400,000 for the National Park Service to design, with input from the Glacier Bay Lodge concessionaire (Goldbelt Corp.) and the Hoonah Indian Association, a new visitor center at Bartlett Cove.

Showcase wood from the Tongass forest
Last year Congress appropriated $400,000 for the National Park Service to design, with input from the Glacier Bay Lodge concessionaire (Goldbelt Corp.) and the Hoonah Indian Association, a new visitor center at Bartlett Cove.

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.

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.

Sports in Juneau

Duke clobbers Boston College 97-75
DURHAM, N.C. -- Jason Williams has been Duke's ignitor this season. On Tuesday night, he torched Boston College.

Sports in Juneau

Local Scoreboard: Region V Hoops Standings
The Region V basketball standings through games of Jan. 13. Standings are for all three Region V classifications and were reported to the Juneau Empire by school officials and basketball coaches.

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.

Duke clobbers Boston College 97-75
DURHAM, N.C. -- Jason Williams has been Duke's ignitor this season. On Tuesday night, he torched Boston College.

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
Friday, Jan. 19

Sports in Juneau
Friday, Jan. 19

Local Scoreboard: Region V Hoops Standings
The Region V basketball standings through games of Jan. 13. Standings are for all three Region V classifications and were reported to the Juneau Empire by school officials and basketball coaches.

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