Wednesday, January 24, 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.

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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

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Around Town

Obituaries

Around Town

Obituary

Thank you

Around Town

Weddings

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Obituaries

Weddings

Pet of the Week

Around Town

Thank you

Pet of the Week

Obituary

Study: Cruise ship jobs worth $15.2 million
A new report says the cruise ship industry generated the equivalent of 748 year-round jobs in Juneau with a payroll of $15.2 million in 1999. Juneau's share accounted for nearly half of the jobs the industry created in four Southeast towns studied.

State takes 2nd look at school funding
It took more than a decade for the Legislature to rewrite the state's complicated formula for funding schools. This morning, a chief proponent of the controversial rewrite approved three years ago spent an hour defending it before a panel of lawmakers.

State takes 2nd look at school funding
It took more than a decade for the Legislature to rewrite the state's complicated formula for funding schools. This morning, a chief proponent of the controversial rewrite approved three years ago spent an hour defending it before a panel of lawmakers.

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

Correction

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.

Rules target hearty partyers
Sleepers thumped awake by loud stereos in passing cars may be granted some relief with passage of a new ordinance by the Juneau Assembly. The measure also makes it expensive for residents who continue to party hearty after being asked by the police to pipe down.

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.

Corrections

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.

Bill seeks delay in exit exam
Paula Savikko's class of sixth- and seventh-graders was working on fractions when Gov. Tony Knowles walked in this morning to announce legislation that would delay the high school exit exam by four years.

Corrections

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...

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

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

Lawmakers ponder options for building N. Slope gas line
When it comes to the construction costs of the proposed natural gas pipeline, there just aren't any good numbers yet, the Knowles administration told Democratic lawmakers Tuesday.

Correction

Bill seeks delay in exit exam
Paula Savikko's class of sixth- and seventh-graders was working on fractions when Gov. Tony Knowles walked in this morning to announce legislation that would delay the high school exit exam by four years.

Rules target hearty partyers
Sleepers thumped awake by loud stereos in passing cars may be granted some relief with passage of a new ordinance by the Juneau Assembly. The measure also makes it expensive for residents who continue to party hearty after being asked by the police to pipe down.

Lawmakers ponder options for building N. Slope gas line
When it comes to the construction costs of the proposed natural gas pipeline, there just aren't any good numbers yet, the Knowles administration told Democratic lawmakers Tuesday.

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.

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.

Study: Cruise ship jobs worth $15.2 million
A new report says the cruise ship industry generated the equivalent of 748 year-round jobs in Juneau with a payroll of $15.2 million in 1999. Juneau's share accounted for nearly half of the jobs the industry created in four Southeast towns studied.

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.

Clarifying aquatic farming in Alaska
The issue of aquatic farming as recently presented by Alaska Department of Fish and Game Commissioner, Frank Rue, deserves some reasonable clarification.

Clarifying aquatic farming in Alaska
The issue of aquatic farming as recently presented by Alaska Department of Fish and Game Commissioner, Frank Rue, deserves some reasonable clarification.

The Clinton scandal ends
The following editorial appeared in today's Providence Journal: Independent Counsel Robert Ray's bargain with Bill Clinton may not be perfect. But it does something most welcome: It takes the Lewinsky affair off the public books and puts it into the history books. Now George W. Bush, the new president, can focus on more important matters.

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.

Count the spoons
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: Sen. Hillary Rodman Clinton and her husband accepted more than $190,000 in gifts last year, according to the financial disclosure statement issued as they were preparing to leave the White House last Friday night. Most of the gifts were in the form of furnishings, flatware and china for the two homes the senatorial couple will now maintain, in Washington and in Chappaqua, N.Y.

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.

Observations of the Inauguration from a participant
I returned from Washington Sunday evening to read an Empire headline that proclaimed, "Bush takes helm amid protests." The major media outlets, including the Empire's sources, focused largely on the protests. Because the Empire headline was not the story and because I was attending inaugural events when an Empire reporter tried to contact me, I offer a few random impressions of the Bush-Cheney inauguration.

The Clinton scandal ends
The following editorial appeared in today's Providence Journal: Independent Counsel Robert Ray's bargain with Bill Clinton may not be perfect. But it does something most welcome: It takes the Lewinsky affair off the public books and puts it into the history books. Now George W. Bush, the new president, can focus on more important matters.

Discuss forest roadless decision rationally
The comments of the governor's office and our legislators in regards to the Forest Service's roadless policy lead me to conclude that they haven't bothered to read the rule or the comments on it by conservation organizations, scientists, or anyone but the Alaska Forestry Association (AFA). If they had, I believe the governor's office wouldn't have been making such false statements.

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.

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.

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.

Discuss forest roadless decision rationally
The comments of the governor's office and our legislators in regards to the Forest Service's roadless policy lead me to conclude that they haven't bothered to read the rule or the comments on it by conservation organizations, scientists, or anyone but the Alaska Forestry Association (AFA). If they had, I believe the governor's office wouldn't have been making such false statements.

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.

Observations of the Inauguration from a participant
I returned from Washington Sunday evening to read an Empire headline that proclaimed, "Bush takes helm amid protests." The major media outlets, including the Empire's sources, focused largely on the protests. Because the Empire headline was not the story and because I was attending inaugural events when an Empire reporter tried to contact me, I offer a few random impressions of the Bush-Cheney inauguration.

Count the spoons
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: Sen. Hillary Rodman Clinton and her husband accepted more than $190,000 in gifts last year, according to the financial disclosure statement issued as they were preparing to leave the White House last Friday night. Most of the gifts were in the form of furnishings, flatware and china for the two homes the senatorial couple will now maintain, in Washington and in Chappaqua, N.Y.

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.

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.

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.

Bear girls head north for 4 games
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball team should be feeling pretty good about themselves as they travel to the Anchorage area to face Chugiak tonight, before playing three difficult games at the Thunderbird Classic Thursday through Saturday at East Anchorage High School.

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.

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.

Local Scoreboard: Region V Basketball Standings
REGION V basketball

Local Scoreboard: Region V Basketball Standings
REGION V basketball

Bear girls head north for 4 games
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball team should be feeling pretty good about themselves as they travel to the Anchorage area to face Chugiak tonight, before playing three difficult games at the Thunderbird Classic Thursday through Saturday at East Anchorage High School.

Sports in Juneau

Region V-2A tournament moves back to Juneau
The Region V-Class 2A basketball tournament is coming back to Juneau.

Sports in Juneau

Region V-2A tournament moves back to Juneau
The Region V-Class 2A basketball tournament is coming back to Juneau.

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

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