Monday, January 29, 2001

Families meet for crash anniversary
A year has passed since Alaska Airlines Flight 261 suddenly spiraled out of control and smashed into the Pacific Ocean, but pain and anger remain for families of the 88 people aboard who were killed.

Families meet for crash anniversary
A year has passed since Alaska Airlines Flight 261 suddenly spiraled out of control and smashed into the Pacific Ocean, but pain and anger remain for families of the 88 people aboard who were killed.

Around Town
Today

Around Town
Today

Author from Sitka to talk about writing
Home and what it means has been a lifelong fascination for writer and editor Carolyn Servid of Sitka. Servid will read from her latest book and speak at 7 p.m. Monday at the Back Room at the Silverbow, part of the monthly Between The Lines reading series.

Author from Sitka to talk about writing
Home and what it means has been a lifelong fascination for writer and editor Carolyn Servid of Sitka. Servid will read from her latest book and speak at 7 p.m. Monday at the Back Room at the Silverbow, part of the monthly Between The Lines reading series.

Review: 'Fry Tales' succeeds again
This year, I won't bore you with a historic treatise on the evolution of commedia dell'arte, from 16th century Italy through France (with a witty but ultimately pointless digression on Shakespeare's zany clowns).

Review: 'Fry Tales' succeeds again
This year, I won't bore you with a historic treatise on the evolution of commedia dell'arte, from 16th century Italy through France (with a witty but ultimately pointless digression on Shakespeare's zany clowns).

Finding a faster ferry
In a few years, a Juneau resident might board a ferry at 7 a.m. and arrive in Ketchikan at 5 p.m., in time for dinner. And traveling nearly the entire length of the Panhandle could be an option almost every day, year-round.

Finding a faster ferry
In a few years, a Juneau resident might board a ferry at 7 a.m. and arrive in Ketchikan at 5 p.m., in time for dinner. And traveling nearly the entire length of the Panhandle could be an option almost every day, year-round.

Yakutat may protest over ships, seals
There was a time when the Tlingits of Yakutat demolished boats that disturbed pregnant seals in nearby Disenchantment Bay. The penalty was severe because of the marine mammal's importance to Yakutat, which harvests more seals than any community in Alaska.

Lawmakers hear exit exam sparring
For most of his life, Juneau sophomore Ryan DeLoach has struggled with a learning disability, which he has coped with by using calculators and spell checkers in school.

Pulltab operators, city await court's decision
A lawyer representing three pulltab operations that don't want to pay Juneau's sales tax made their case in a hearing before retired Supreme Court Justice Jay Rabinowitz on Friday.

Around Town

Briefly

Coast Guard cautious about new regulatory role
Plans for testing of cruise ship wastewater discharges this year have been complicated by the new regulatory role of the U.S. Coast Guard.

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

Computing the worth of $6 million
Third- and fourth-graders quietly file into the computer lab of Gastineau Elementary at 9:15 a.m. and sit down to practice their keyboarding - what an older generation called touch-typing. Many students wear headphones plugged into the computer.

Yakutat may protest over ships, seals
There was a time when the Tlingits of Yakutat demolished boats that disturbed pregnant seals in nearby Disenchantment Bay. The penalty was severe because of the marine mammal's importance to Yakutat, which harvests more seals than any community in Alaska.

Repair, replacement of school computers lags
The costs of maintaining computers in the Juneau public schools must come out of a budget that doesn't provide enough textbooks.

Coast Guard cautious about new regulatory role
Plans for testing of cruise ship wastewater discharges this year have been complicated by the new regulatory role of the U.S. Coast Guard.

Another hidden price
Sometimes computers in Juneau's schools aren't used because they're broken. Other times they sit idle because teachers don't know how to use them, especially to support the curriculum.

Bill would spur panel to look at road to Atlin
A legislative panel would prioritize potential new state roads, including one from Juneau to Atlin, British Columbia, under a bill that cleared a House committee last week.

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

Web shedding new light on Aurora
ANCHORAGE - The Internet is opening up a world of information to astronomy buffs and scientists who are using satellite data to get a good look at the northern lights.

Correction
Due to an editor's error, a quote in Friday's Empire by Alaska State Chamber of Commerce President Pam LaBolle was incorrectly attributed to Rep. Lisa Murkowski. LaBolle said, "There has to be some part of the revenue stream coming from the citizens of Alaska vs. the business and resource people."

Loescher leaving Sealaska
Sealaska President and Chief Executive Officer Robert Loescher resigned this morning.

Lawmakers hear exit exam sparring
For most of his life, Juneau sophomore Ryan DeLoach has struggled with a learning disability, which he has coped with by using calculators and spell checkers in school.

Bill would spur panel to look at road to Atlin
A legislative panel would prioritize potential new state roads, including one from Juneau to Atlin, British Columbia, under a bill that cleared a House committee last week.

Briefly

Correction
Due to an editor's error, a quote in Friday's Empire by Alaska State Chamber of Commerce President Pam LaBolle was incorrectly attributed to Rep. Lisa Murkowski. LaBolle said, "There has to be some part of the revenue stream coming from the citizens of Alaska vs. the business and resource people."

Around Town

Computing the worth of $6 million
Third- and fourth-graders quietly file into the computer lab of Gastineau Elementary at 9:15 a.m. and sit down to practice their keyboarding - what an older generation called touch-typing. Many students wear headphones plugged into the computer.

Another hidden price
Sometimes computers in Juneau's schools aren't used because they're broken. Other times they sit idle because teachers don't know how to use them, especially to support the curriculum.

Repair, replacement of school computers lags
The costs of maintaining computers in the Juneau public schools must come out of a budget that doesn't provide enough textbooks.

Loescher leaving Sealaska
Sealaska President and Chief Executive Officer Robert Loescher resigned this morning.

Pulltab operators, city await court's decision
A lawyer representing three pulltab operations that don't want to pay Juneau's sales tax made their case in a hearing before retired Supreme Court Justice Jay Rabinowitz on Friday.

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

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

Obituaries
Wilbur J. Hamilton

Web shedding new light on Aurora
ANCHORAGE - The Internet is opening up a world of information to astronomy buffs and scientists who are using satellite data to get a good look at the northern lights.

Obituaries
Wilbur J. Hamilton

Alaska needs energy policy
The importance of energy to the economy of Alaska and the lifestyles of its residents is much greater than in most states. This is largely because of the energy reserves, developed and undeveloped, that we have, the associated employment of many Alaskans that is provided by the energy industry, the importance of revenues from energy production to operation of the state as well as local governments, and the need and difficulty of providing energy at a reasonable cost to urban and rural communities.

Into The Woods: It's late - Don't make me come up there
Well, Doc, it's been going on for years, really. Every now and then I get into bouts of wretched sleep behavior. It's not quite insomnia. If it were, I would get up and wash the kitchen floor, read, do the five-year backlog of home filing, whatever.

Alaska needs energy policy
The importance of energy to the economy of Alaska and the lifestyles of its residents is much greater than in most states. This is largely because of the energy reserves, developed and undeveloped, that we have, the associated employment of many Alaskans that is provided by the energy industry, the importance of revenues from energy production to operation of the state as well as local governments, and the need and difficulty of providing energy at a reasonable cost to urban and rural communities.

Word of Mouth

Reform has worked, but now it gets tough
The following editorial appeared Friday in the Anchorage Daily News: The numbers are encouraging. In April 1997, 13,164 Alaska families were receiving aid from the Alaska Temporary Assistance program, the successor to Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) born of welfare reform legislation passed in 1996.

Into The Woods: It's late - Don't make me come up there
Well, Doc, it's been going on for years, really. Every now and then I get into bouts of wretched sleep behavior. It's not quite insomnia. If it were, I would get up and wash the kitchen floor, read, do the five-year backlog of home filing, whatever.

Reform has worked, but now it gets tough
The following editorial appeared Friday in the Anchorage Daily News: The numbers are encouraging. In April 1997, 13,164 Alaska families were receiving aid from the Alaska Temporary Assistance program, the successor to Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) born of welfare reform legislation passed in 1996.

Capital Notebook: Who will take the lead on budget gap?
Still smarting from Sept. 14, 1999, the legislative and executive branches played a congenial game of chicken this week on a long-range fiscal plan.

Capital Notebook: Who will take the lead on budget gap?
Still smarting from Sept. 14, 1999, the legislative and executive branches played a congenial game of chicken this week on a long-range fiscal plan.

Letter: Mine wastes pose serious problems
The Empire's Jan. 23 article on the expansion of the Greens Creek Mine failed to tell the whole story. While increased production may do wonders for mine operator Kennecott's profits, the public may be caught holding the bag if the mine shuts down.

Word of Mouth

Letter: Juneau Crime Line in need of cash
Juneau Crime Line is a nonprofit organization formed more than 18 years ago to provide a means for Juneau citizens to offer anonymous tips on criminal acts. The Juneau Crime Line Board consists of a cross-section of our population of all ages and all walks of life.

Short-circuited process
The Alaska House Resources Committee just fast-tracked a resolution slamming the inclusion of the Tongass National Forest in the new national roadless policy, in large part claiming that the new rule lacked adequate public process.

Global warming not an issue Bush can ignore
The following editorial appeared in Saturday's Los Angeles Times:

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.

Global warming not an issue Bush can ignore
The following editorial appeared in Saturday's Los Angeles Times:

Short-circuited process
The Alaska House Resources Committee just fast-tracked a resolution slamming the inclusion of the Tongass National Forest in the new national roadless policy, in large part claiming that the new rule lacked adequate public process.

Letter: Juneau Crime Line in need of cash
Juneau Crime Line is a nonprofit organization formed more than 18 years ago to provide a means for Juneau citizens to offer anonymous tips on criminal acts. The Juneau Crime Line Board consists of a cross-section of our population of all ages and all walks of life.

Letter: Mine wastes pose serious problems
The Empire's Jan. 23 article on the expansion of the Greens Creek Mine failed to tell the whole story. While increased production may do wonders for mine operator Kennecott's profits, the public may be caught holding the bag if the mine shuts down.

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.

Tompkins claims a silver and two bronze medals
U.S. Disabled Ski Team member Joe Tompkins of Juneau reached the podium in all three of his events during the Eastern Regional Disabled Ski Championships held Wednesday through Friday in Waterville Valley, N.H.

Sports in Juneau

Juneau girls lose to East; take 2nd at T-Bird Classic
The Juneau-Douglas girls basketball team found itself in a hole and the Crimson Bears couldn't dig out of it Saturday when East Anchorage grabbed a 14-point first-quarter lead and held on to win 63-50 in Saturday's finale of East's Thunderbird Classic.

Sports in Juneau

Local Sports briefs
Juneau Tennis Association created

Local Sports Briefs
Scandling, Freeman named all-Americans

Gold wins battle of the Bears
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball team let a game it should have won get away as the Crimson Bears dropped a 60-51 decision to the Bartlett Golden Bears Saturday night at the JDHS main gym.

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

Tompkins claims a silver and two bronze medals
U.S. Disabled Ski Team member Joe Tompkins of Juneau reached the podium in all three of his events during the Eastern Regional Disabled Ski Championships held Wednesday through Friday in Waterville Valley, N.H.

Local Sports Briefs
Scandling, Freeman named all-Americans

Local Sports briefs
Juneau Tennis Association created

Gold wins battle of the Bears
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball team let a game it should have won get away as the Crimson Bears dropped a 60-51 decision to the Bartlett Golden Bears Saturday night at the JDHS main gym.

Juneau girls lose to East; take 2nd at T-Bird Classic
The Juneau-Douglas girls basketball team found itself in a hole and the Crimson Bears couldn't dig out of it Saturday when East Anchorage grabbed a 14-point first-quarter lead and held on to win 63-50 in Saturday's finale of East's Thunderbird Classic.

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