Thursday, January 18, 2001

Obituary

Weddings

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.

Obituary

Thank You

Pet of the Week

Weddings

Thank You

Around Town

Around Town

Briefly

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.

Briefly

Around Town

Pet of the Week

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.

Mr. Clean of the museum world
Energetic and funny, with silver earrings in each ear and a carefully shaved head, Scott Carroll looks more like a hip Mr. Clean than the state of Alaska's new conservator.

Calendar

Briefly

Briefly

Gypsy
here's something to be said for stage mothers. They can drive people crazy and even turn off their own kids. But they can get things done.

Gypsy
here's something to be said for stage mothers. They can drive people crazy and even turn off their own kids. But they can get things done.

Mr. Clean of the museum world
Energetic and funny, with silver earrings in each ear and a carefully shaved head, Scott Carroll looks more like a hip Mr. Clean than the state of Alaska's new conservator.

Calendar

Correction

Correction

'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.

Stricter spill rules eyed
A bill before the Legislature calls for cruise ship companies and other large vessel owners operating in Alaska to show they are able to clean up their own oil spills.

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.

Briefly

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

Hickel speaks out on fitness, freedom
Hickel visit: Former Alaska Gov. Walter Hickel speaks during a reception at the Juneau Empire on Tuesday. Hickel also spoke on various issues at a U.S. Coast Guard event on Wednesday.

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.

Briefly

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

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

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.

Stricter spill rules eyed
A bill before the Legislature calls for cruise ship companies and other large vessel owners operating in Alaska to show they are able to clean up their own oil spills.

Briefly

Bills may give break on loans
The state would forgive half the student loan money owed by college graduates if two bills heard by a legislative committee for the first time Wednesday become law.

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.

Hickel speaks out on fitness, freedom
Hickel visit: Former Alaska Gov. Walter Hickel speaks during a reception at the Juneau Empire on Tuesday. Hickel also spoke on various issues at a U.S. Coast Guard event on Wednesday.

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.

Latest illness obnoxious, but typical
The virus making the rounds in Juneau may be uncomfortable, but it's not the flu.

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.

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.

Briefly

'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.

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.

Latest illness obnoxious, but typical
The virus making the rounds in Juneau may be uncomfortable, but it's not the flu.

Bills may give break on loans
The state would forgive half the student loan money owed by college graduates if two bills heard by a legislative committee for the first time Wednesday become law.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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:

Ecoterrorism damaging environmental causes
The following editorial appeared in Tuesday's Chicago Tribune: The Fox, a schoolteacher who took the name of the river valley he wanted to save, got his start in Chicago's far western suburbs in 1969. He plugged sewer outlets of factories that fouled the water, crawled up belching smokestacks to cap their fumes, and once dumped a small coffin of dead fish and slime onto the white carpet of U.S. Steel's executive offices. His specialty: squirting skunk scent into buildings owned by polluters.

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 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.

Ecoterrorism damaging environmental causes
The following editorial appeared in Tuesday's Chicago Tribune: The Fox, a schoolteacher who took the name of the river valley he wanted to save, got his start in Chicago's far western suburbs in 1969. He plugged sewer outlets of factories that fouled the water, crawled up belching smokestacks to cap their fumes, and once dumped a small coffin of dead fish and slime onto the white carpet of U.S. Steel's executive offices. His specialty: squirting skunk scent into buildings owned by polluters.

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:

Facing a critical year for reproductive choice
When dawn breaks Monday, Jan. 22, pro-choice and anti-choice groups around the nation will observe the 28th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision, which legalized abortion in the United States. The court ruled that the right to privacy extended to a woman's decision whether to terminate her pregnancy.

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.

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.

Facing a critical year for reproductive choice
When dawn breaks Monday, Jan. 22, pro-choice and anti-choice groups around the nation will observe the 28th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision, which legalized abortion in the United States. The court ruled that the right to privacy extended to a woman's decision whether to terminate her pregnancy.

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.

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.

Bear girls aim to extend winning ways
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball team hopes to continue its winning ways when it travels to Sitka for a double-header with the Sitka Wolves on Friday and Saturday.

Local Scoreboard: Region V Hoops Standings

Sports in Juneau
Friday, Jan. 19

Sports in Juneau
Friday, Jan. 19

Local Scoreboard: Region V Hoops Standings

Local Scoreboard: Alaska State Hoops Polls

Yakutat boys fall short in own tournament
The Yakutat High School boys basketball team had a chance to claim the title of its own Mount St. Elias Classic on Saturday, but a 53-35 loss to Kotzebue in the tournament finale gave the visiting Huskies the title on a tie-breaker.

Yakutat boys fall short in own tournament
The Yakutat High School boys basketball team had a chance to claim the title of its own Mount St. Elias Classic on Saturday, but a 53-35 loss to Kotzebue in the tournament finale gave the visiting Huskies the title on a tie-breaker.

Bear girls aim to extend winning ways
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball team hopes to continue its winning ways when it travels to Sitka for a double-header with the Sitka Wolves on Friday and Saturday.

Juneau boys looking to heal before Sitka comes to town
It only seems like the Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball team moved its practices this week from the gym to the infirmary.

Juneau boys looking to heal before Sitka comes to town
It only seems like the Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball team moved its practices this week from the gym to the infirmary.

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.

Local sports brief

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.

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: Alaska State Hoops Polls

Local sports brief

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