Monday, January 22, 2001

Obituaries

Obituaries

Obituaries

Around Town

Around Town

Obituaries

Around Town

Around Town

Tracking the lives of glaciers
When Daniel Lawson looks out over the icebergs bobbing in Glacier Bay's Johns Hopkins Inlet, he observes more than the calving of a tidewater glacier.

Tracking the lives of glaciers
When Daniel Lawson looks out over the icebergs bobbing in Glacier Bay's Johns Hopkins Inlet, he observes more than the calving of a tidewater glacier.

Alaska residents celebrate
Mary Bardone felt right at home as she and her husband Bill Platte sat less than 300 feet from the podium where George W. Bush was sworn in as president of the United States.

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

Briefly

Locals mourn the 'death of democracy'
In a gusting drizzle, the brown coffin draped with an American flag wound through downtown Juneau's streets from Glacier to Willoughby to Egan to Main.

Governor files legislation for veterans
Gov. Tony Knowles introduced legislation today to create Alaska Pioneers' and Veterans' Homes, emphasizing a new veterans preference within the six existing state-run facilities.

Bill seeks to force gas pipeline along highway
The developers of a natural gas pipeline might be forced to build it along the Alaska Highway, under a bill introduced Friday by the House Special Committee on Oil and Gas.

New Canadian gun regulations irk Taku River group
The Taku River Recreation Association is expressing "extreme concern" about tough new firearms regulations Canada implemented Jan. 1.

Heavy snow not likely through February
The unusual warm weather that has idled skiers and confused primroses probably will last through mid-March, according to the National Weather Service.

Bill would close bars an hour earlier
New legislation to close bars in the state by 2 a.m. could cost Juneau taverns thousands of dollars annually in lost income, according to some local bar owners.

Leaders agree on gas, ferries
Lynn Canal business leaders agreed to work together on the natural gas pipeline project, fast ferries and keeping the Capitol in Juneau during a joint chambers of commerce meeting Saturday in Haines.

Electronic monitors for inmates make their debut in capital city
State prison officials have begun using electronic monitoring devices in Juneau to allow some inmates to live at home while serving their sentences.

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

Bill seeks to force gas pipeline along highway
The developers of a natural gas pipeline might be forced to build it along the Alaska Highway, under a bill introduced Friday by the House Special Committee on Oil and Gas.

New Canadian gun regulations irk Taku River group
The Taku River Recreation Association is expressing "extreme concern" about tough new firearms regulations Canada implemented Jan. 1.

Locals mourn the 'death of democracy'
In a gusting drizzle, the brown coffin draped with an American flag wound through downtown Juneau's streets from Glacier to Willoughby to Egan to Main.

Heavy snow not likely through February
The unusual warm weather that has idled skiers and confused primroses probably will last through mid-March, according to the National Weather Service.

Alaska residents celebrate
Mary Bardone felt right at home as she and her husband Bill Platte sat less than 300 feet from the podium where George W. Bush was sworn in as president of the United States.

Electronic monitors for inmates make their debut in capital city
State prison officials have begun using electronic monitoring devices in Juneau to allow some inmates to live at home while serving their sentences.

Briefly

Governor files legislation for veterans
Gov. Tony Knowles introduced legislation today to create Alaska Pioneers' and Veterans' Homes, emphasizing a new veterans preference within the six existing state-run facilities.

Leaders agree on gas, ferries
Lynn Canal business leaders agreed to work together on the natural gas pipeline project, fast ferries and keeping the Capitol in Juneau during a joint chambers of commerce meeting Saturday in Haines.

Bill would close bars an hour earlier
New legislation to close bars in the state by 2 a.m. could cost Juneau taverns thousands of dollars annually in lost income, according to some local bar owners.

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

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

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.

Proud of presidency
In your Jan. 17 edition, Ron Reed had a My Turn that painted a picture of racism in the Florida election proceedings resulting in the election of George Bush. What Mr. Reed's article did was present a classic bit of election day sour grapes and his inclusion of a quote supposedly made by Stalin didn't do anything for his article other than to make him look small.

How about some games to keep ravens out of our mail?
When I see ravens sitting on my mailbox, carefully peeling the numbers off after tiring of shredding my mail, I can't help but believe they would really love puzzles. No question, they have the minds for more challenging work than opening mussel shells and my mailbox. And they appear to have extra time on their hands. Sure, they hang around your bird feeder or Dumpster, but more than any other animal, a raven would really appreciate a mental challenge while waiting for you to put out something new to eat or for the tide to go out. We need raven games.

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.

How about some games to keep ravens out of our mail?
When I see ravens sitting on my mailbox, carefully peeling the numbers off after tiring of shredding my mail, I can't help but believe they would really love puzzles. No question, they have the minds for more challenging work than opening mussel shells and my mailbox. And they appear to have extra time on their hands. Sure, they hang around your bird feeder or Dumpster, but more than any other animal, a raven would really appreciate a mental challenge while waiting for you to put out something new to eat or for the tide to go out. We need raven games.

A strong potential for mariculture
It is important when reading Commissioner Rue's letter (Juneau Empire, Jan. 14), to consider the history of aquatic farming in Alaska.

An understanding of America from Bush
And so it begins. With an inaugural speech of conciliation, humility and challenge George W. Bush formally accepted a new assignment in the remarkable journey that has taken him from senator's grandson to president's son to president and commander-in-chief.

Vaccinate now
In the fall of 2001 all children in Alaska public and private schools (including preschools) and licensed childcare facilities will be required to meet new immunization standards.

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.

Impostor presidents
The Empire needs to publish a correction to the misleading Jan. 17 article "Congo puts president's son in charge of country." Laurent Kabila was not the president of Congo. He never won a free and fair election by the majority of the citizens of Congo. Instead, the Ugandan and Rwandan armies installed him when they overthrew another Congolese so-called "president" named Mobutu.

Impostor presidents
The Empire needs to publish a correction to the misleading Jan. 17 article "Congo puts president's son in charge of country." Laurent Kabila was not the president of Congo. He never won a free and fair election by the majority of the citizens of Congo. Instead, the Ugandan and Rwandan armies installed him when they overthrew another Congolese so-called "president" named Mobutu.

Wishing the best to 'selected' president
This letter is prompted by a few items in Word of Mouth relating to the presidential election: One said George W. Bush won the election legally, ethically, and morally; and one, presumably referring to the My Turn article by Ron Reed, had terms like "barnyard material," "poor plot by Oliver Stone," "paranoia" and "race-baiting."

Taylor buzzsaws through environmentalists
Wrangell Republican Sen. Robin Taylor showed this week that his trademark oratorical edge wasn't dulled by a bitter re-election campaign last year.

Proud of presidency
In your Jan. 17 edition, Ron Reed had a My Turn that painted a picture of racism in the Florida election proceedings resulting in the election of George Bush. What Mr. Reed's article did was present a classic bit of election day sour grapes and his inclusion of a quote supposedly made by Stalin didn't do anything for his article other than to make him look small.

Antarctica is a place where science has no borders
Name an "ology" and it's here - biology, geology, paleontology... Science is everywhere in Antarctica. Sit down with any random person at lunch in the station cafeteria and they're as likely to tell you about a new species of fish just discovered in McMurdo Sound or the microbiology of penguins as how the boiler works.

Minimum wage proposals worthy of consideration
The following editorial appeared in Friday's Anchorage Daily News: There appears to be agreement in Juneau that Alaska's lowest-paid workers are due for a raise.

Clinton's deal
The following is an excerpt from an editorial in Saturday's Washington Post: In his farewell address two days before leaving office, President Clinton claimed credit for presiding over "an era of great American renewal." The next day, his last full one in office, he reached an arrangement under which he admitted giving false sworn testimony in the Monica Lewinsky affair.

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.

Taylor buzzsaws through environmentalists
Wrangell Republican Sen. Robin Taylor showed this week that his trademark oratorical edge wasn't dulled by a bitter re-election campaign last year.

A strong potential for mariculture
It is important when reading Commissioner Rue's letter (Juneau Empire, Jan. 14), to consider the history of aquatic farming in Alaska.

Vaccinate now
In the fall of 2001 all children in Alaska public and private schools (including preschools) and licensed childcare facilities will be required to meet new immunization standards.

Antarctica is a place where science has no borders
Name an "ology" and it's here - biology, geology, paleontology... Science is everywhere in Antarctica. Sit down with any random person at lunch in the station cafeteria and they're as likely to tell you about a new species of fish just discovered in McMurdo Sound or the microbiology of penguins as how the boiler works.

Wishing the best to 'selected' president
This letter is prompted by a few items in Word of Mouth relating to the presidential election: One said George W. Bush won the election legally, ethically, and morally; and one, presumably referring to the My Turn article by Ron Reed, had terms like "barnyard material," "poor plot by Oliver Stone," "paranoia" and "race-baiting."

An understanding of America from Bush
And so it begins. With an inaugural speech of conciliation, humility and challenge George W. Bush formally accepted a new assignment in the remarkable journey that has taken him from senator's grandson to president's son to president and commander-in-chief.

Clinton's deal
The following is an excerpt from an editorial in Saturday's Washington Post: In his farewell address two days before leaving office, President Clinton claimed credit for presiding over "an era of great American renewal." The next day, his last full one in office, he reached an arrangement under which he admitted giving false sworn testimony in the Monica Lewinsky affair.

Minimum wage proposals worthy of consideration
The following editorial appeared in Friday's Anchorage Daily News: There appears to be agreement in Juneau that Alaska's lowest-paid workers are due for a raise.

Duke wins behind Boozer
ATLANTA -- Jason Williams and Juneau's Carlos Boozer dominated the first half for Duke. Shane Battier was unstoppable in the second. Georgia Tech never had a chance.

Ketchikan roughhousers show Juneau who's tough
Ketchikan invaded Juneau and took no prisoners Friday night at the 'King of the Ring' roughhouse boxing event at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall.

Juneau girls improve to 7-1 with two wins
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball team came away from its Region V-Class 4A season-openers in Sitka with two wins, winning 45-31 on Friday and 42-30 Saturday night.

King claims Kusko 300 sled dog race
ANCHORAGE -- The $100,000 Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race was a battle between mushing greats Rick Swenson and Jeff King.

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau
Saturday, Jan. 27

Ketchikan roughhousers show Juneau who's tough
Ketchikan invaded Juneau and took no prisoners Friday night at the 'King of the Ring' roughhouse boxing event at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall.

Juneau girls beat Sitka
Amy Neussl scored 16 points Saturday night as the Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball team claimed a 42-30 victory over the Sitka Wolves in Sitka. The victory completed a two-game series sweep for the Crimson Bears, who also won 45-31 on Friday.

Crimson Bears sweep Wolves
For most of the season, the Juneau-Douglas High School basketball team suffered from one deadly problem -- lapses in concentration that let the other team get a run going.

Correction

Time is now for at-large state berths
As the state's high school basketball teams work their way through the season each year, it's about this part of the schedule when I come to the realization there's at least one team out there that should go to state but won't because its conference is too strong.

Duke wins behind Boozer
ATLANTA -- Jason Williams and Juneau's Carlos Boozer dominated the first half for Duke. Shane Battier was unstoppable in the second. Georgia Tech never had a chance.

Juneau girls improve to 7-1 with two wins
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball team came away from its Region V-Class 4A season-openers in Sitka with two wins, winning 45-31 on Friday and 42-30 Saturday night.

Sports in Juneau
Saturday, Jan. 27

Crimson Bears sweep Wolves
For most of the season, the Juneau-Douglas High School basketball team suffered from one deadly problem -- lapses in concentration that let the other team get a run going.

Juneau girls beat Sitka
Amy Neussl scored 16 points Saturday night as the Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball team claimed a 42-30 victory over the Sitka Wolves in Sitka. The victory completed a two-game series sweep for the Crimson Bears, who also won 45-31 on Friday.

Time is now for at-large state berths
As the state's high school basketball teams work their way through the season each year, it's about this part of the schedule when I come to the realization there's at least one team out there that should go to state but won't because its conference is too strong.

Correction

Sports in Juneau

King claims Kusko 300 sled dog race
ANCHORAGE -- The $100,000 Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race was a battle between mushing greats Rick Swenson and Jeff King.

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