Thursday, January 25, 2001

Obituaries

Around Town

Obituaries

Thank you

Weddings

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Obituaries

Briefly

Briefly

Around Town

Around Town

Around Town

Weddings

Thank you

Obituaries

Calendar

The good, the bad and the painfully shy
Charlie is overwhelmed with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers. He's so shy that his friend tells people he's from an exotic foreign country and can't speak English.

Korean Drummers: on the beaten path
SamulNori marched down the aisle from the back of the auditorium, beating their drums and chanting in Korean, "Open your doors! When all of humankind enters, they shall bring with them endless joy!"

Calendar

Briefly

Return of the clowns
A waltz on the lowflying trapeze and a dancing cavalcade of clowns marks the return of "Fry Tales."

Return of the clowns
A waltz on the lowflying trapeze and a dancing cavalcade of clowns marks the return of "Fry Tales."

Korean Drummers: on the beaten path
SamulNori marched down the aisle from the back of the auditorium, beating their drums and chanting in Korean, "Open your doors! When all of humankind enters, they shall bring with them endless joy!"

'Gypsy:' Perseverance musical tells tale of success at any cost
Perseverance is midway through its American season, one of the aims of which is to answer the question "What makes a story American?" Half-time is a good time to recap the progress so far.

The good, the bad and the painfully shy
Charlie is overwhelmed with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers. He's so shy that his friend tells people he's from an exotic foreign country and can't speak English.

'Gypsy:' Perseverance musical tells tale of success at any cost
Perseverance is midway through its American season, one of the aims of which is to answer the question "What makes a story American?" Half-time is a good time to recap the progress so far.

Briefly

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.

Legislators request tourism growth target
There isn't a benchmark to determine how much the state should spend on tourism marketing, some legislators concluded Wednesday.

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

Uniting over harbor seals
More research is needed on harbor seals in Alaska, including knowledge from Native subsistence hunters and studies of the effects of ships, according to a new management plan.

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.

School board committee: Don't ban summer homework
A committee of the Juneau School Board will recommend the full board not ban summer homework.

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

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

Correction

Major airlines boost fees for ticket changes
Juneau travelers making connecting flights at airports in Anchorage or Seattle may have to pay more if they want to change their tickets.

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.

Forest access sought for ATVs
The Forest Service has launched an effort to find a recreation area for all-terrain vehicle users who were banned from the only land in Juneau legally open to them nearly four years ago.

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.

Legislators request tourism growth target
There isn't a benchmark to determine how much the state should spend on tourism marketing, some legislators concluded Wednesday.

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.

Uniting over harbor seals
More research is needed on harbor seals in Alaska, including knowledge from Native subsistence hunters and studies of the effects of ships, according to a new management plan.

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.

School board committee: Don't ban summer homework
A committee of the Juneau School Board will recommend the full board not ban summer homework.

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.

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

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.

Forest access sought for ATVs
The Forest Service has launched an effort to find a recreation area for all-terrain vehicle users who were banned from the only land in Juneau legally open to them nearly four years ago.

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.

Major airlines boost fees for ticket changes
Juneau travelers making connecting flights at airports in Anchorage or Seattle may have to pay more if they want to change their tickets.

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.

Correction

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.

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.

Smaller cuts, niche markets could help timber
Having been fortunate enough to reach an age approaching senility while still breathing, I have been able to accumulate a vast store of opinions, the majority of which are probably either ill-advised or just plain wrong. The benefit of the foregoing, however, is that I don't have to clutter my mind with the opinions of the others (New York Times, Wall Street Journal, et. al.).

Education plan pushes accountability, flexibility
The following editorial appeared in today's Miami Herald: As promised, President Bush has sent Congress a serious proposal for reforming public education in America. It's a good, balanced plan with excellent prospects of drawing the bipartisan support that Mr. Bush fervently wants so he can convert a campaign pledge into a tangible achievement.

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.

Beijing's self-destruction
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: The suicide attempts of five Chinese in Tiananmen Square are a direct response to Beijing's brutal repression of the outlawed Falun Gong spiritual movement over the last 18 months. The more Beijing tightens the screw, the greater resistance it will encounter.

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.

GOP will reap the cooperation it sowed
I am curious about Mr. Edwin Johnson's statement (Empire, Jan. 22) that it was "time for a change in America." Due to the policies of the Clinton administration, the American economy has had the greatest peacetime economic expansion in history, and the record deficits of the Reagan-Bush era have been turned into a surplus. Is he advocating a return to recession and debt?

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.

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.

Smaller cuts, niche markets could help timber
Having been fortunate enough to reach an age approaching senility while still breathing, I have been able to accumulate a vast store of opinions, the majority of which are probably either ill-advised or just plain wrong. The benefit of the foregoing, however, is that I don't have to clutter my mind with the opinions of the others (New York Times, Wall Street Journal, et. al.).

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.

Education plan pushes accountability, flexibility
The following editorial appeared in today's Miami Herald: As promised, President Bush has sent Congress a serious proposal for reforming public education in America. It's a good, balanced plan with excellent prospects of drawing the bipartisan support that Mr. Bush fervently wants so he can convert a campaign pledge into a tangible achievement.

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.

Beijing's self-destruction
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: The suicide attempts of five Chinese in Tiananmen Square are a direct response to Beijing's brutal repression of the outlawed Falun Gong spiritual movement over the last 18 months. The more Beijing tightens the screw, the greater resistance it will encounter.

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.

GOP will reap the cooperation it sowed
I am curious about Mr. Edwin Johnson's statement (Empire, Jan. 22) that it was "time for a change in America." Due to the policies of the Clinton administration, the American economy has had the greatest peacetime economic expansion in history, and the record deficits of the Reagan-Bush era have been turned into a surplus. Is he advocating a return to recession and debt?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Local Scoreboard: Alaska State Hoops Polls

Sports in Juneau

Juneau girls rally to beat Chugiak
Despite a slow start, the Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball team improved its overall record to 8-1 with a 44-36 victory over Chugiak on Wednesday night at Chugiak High School.

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

Blue Devils just keep getting better
Put on a happy face: Duke's Shane Battier (31) grimmaces as he shoots over Wake Forest's Josh Shoemaker (44) during Duke's 85-62 victory on Wednesday.

Local Scoreboard: Region V Basketball Standings
REGION V basketball

Sports in Juneau

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

Local Scoreboard: Alaska State Hoops Polls

Local Scoreboard: Region V Basketball Standings
REGION V basketball

Juneau girls rally to beat Chugiak
Despite a slow start, the Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball team improved its overall record to 8-1 with a 44-36 victory over Chugiak on Wednesday night at Chugiak High School.

Sports in Juneau

Blue Devils just keep getting better
Put on a happy face: Duke's Shane Battier (31) grimmaces as he shoots over Wake Forest's Josh Shoemaker (44) during Duke's 85-62 victory on Wednesday.

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