Tuesday, January 23, 2001

Greens Creek expands
Kennecott Greens Creek Mine finished a $5 million mill expansion project earlier this month. The mine brought the expanded system on line Jan. 15.

In the Tank

Alaska placer miners wary of new federal regs
ANCHORAGE - Alaska's small placer miners are worried about some new federal regulations designed to protect the environment on public lands.

Greens Creek expands
Kennecott Greens Creek Mine finished a $5 million mill expansion project earlier this month. The mine brought the expanded system on line Jan. 15.

Briefly

On the Move

On the Move

Alaska placer miners wary of new federal regs
ANCHORAGE - Alaska's small placer miners are worried about some new federal regulations designed to protect the environment on public lands.

Business Profile

Business Profile

In the Tank

Briefly

Around Town

Around Town

Obituary

Around Town

Obituary

Obituaries

Around Town

Obituaries

Web site fans come to photographer's rescue
Local photographer Pat Costello has new camera gear and a renewed commitment to his popular Web site, Cool Juneau Photos, after receiving about 100 donations to help replace broken equipment.

City hires new expert on noise
City Manager Dave Palmer has hired an attorney who specializes in aviation to advise the city about the legality of its options for mitigating flight noise.

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

Roe v. Wade sparks Capitol rallies
The 28th anniversary of a U.S. Supreme Court decision to legalize abortion brought pro-life and pro-choice demonstrators to the state Capitol steps Monday, with both sides vowing to fight the forces opposing them.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Corrections

Corrections

Web site fans come to photographer's rescue
Local photographer Pat Costello has new camera gear and a renewed commitment to his popular Web site, Cool Juneau Photos, after receiving about 100 donations to help replace broken equipment.

Roe v. Wade sparks Capitol rallies
The 28th anniversary of a U.S. Supreme Court decision to legalize abortion brought pro-life and pro-choice demonstrators to the state Capitol steps Monday, with both sides vowing to fight the forces opposing them.

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.

City hires new expert on noise
City Manager Dave Palmer has hired an attorney who specializes in aviation to advise the city about the legality of its options for mitigating flight noise.

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.

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 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.

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.

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."

FDA keeps people in the dark about bioengineered foods
Concerned about genetically modified organisms (GMO's) in the food supply? Don't count on the FDA to help anytime soon. Last week, the Food and Drug Administration released proposed rules on bioengineered foods. The new rules neither improve safety testing for GMO foods nor do they require these foods be labeled.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

State IT workers: Get off 'Tobacco Road'
Computer and information technologies are today what automotive technologies were 80-100 years ago, and Alaska employees who operate and maintain computerized state services are being short-changed.

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.

Society's unborn need protection
Jan. 22 has come and gone again and we sadly are reminded that Roe v. Wade is still in effect. Many babies have died because of this decision. This decision did not interpret any existing law; it made the law.

Don't budge on reform plan, Senator McCain
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: Sen. John McCain is scheduled to meet Wednesday with President Bush to discuss changes in how political campaigns are financed, an issue the two divided sharply over during the presidential primary campaign.

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.

State IT workers: Get off 'Tobacco Road'
Computer and information technologies are today what automotive technologies were 80-100 years ago, and Alaska employees who operate and maintain computerized state services are being short-changed.

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.

FDA keeps people in the dark about bioengineered foods
Concerned about genetically modified organisms (GMO's) in the food supply? Don't count on the FDA to help anytime soon. Last week, the Food and Drug Administration released proposed rules on bioengineered foods. The new rules neither improve safety testing for GMO foods nor do they require these foods be labeled.

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."

Society's unborn need protection
Jan. 22 has come and gone again and we sadly are reminded that Roe v. Wade is still in effect. Many babies have died because of this decision. This decision did not interpret any existing law; it made the law.

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.

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.

Don't budge on reform plan, Senator McCain
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: Sen. John McCain is scheduled to meet Wednesday with President Bush to discuss changes in how political campaigns are financed, an issue the two divided sharply over during the presidential primary campaign.

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.

Correction

Correction

Sports in Juneau
Saturday, Jan. 27

Too little snow and running water cancels Klondike 300
ANCHORAGE -- Too little snow and open water has forced organizers to cancel the Klondike 300 Sled Dog Race, a mid-distance qualifier for the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

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.

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.

Too little snow and running water cancels Klondike 300
ANCHORAGE -- Too little snow and open water has forced organizers to cancel the Klondike 300 Sled Dog Race, a mid-distance qualifier for the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

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.

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

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