Friday, February 2, 2001

Around Town

Keeping watch during annual bird count
The fourth annual Great Backyard Bird Count is for everyone who likes to watch birds. And it's a great way to share bird-watching with children.

School Calendar

Obituary

Around Town

FYI

Around Town

Keeping watch during annual bird count
The fourth annual Great Backyard Bird Count is for everyone who likes to watch birds. And it's a great way to share bird-watching with children.

FYI

Weekend Best Bets
Three art exhibits, three plays, a concert and four dances should provide plenty of entertainment this weekend.

Weekend Best Bets
Three art exhibits, three plays, a concert and four dances should provide plenty of entertainment this weekend.

Around Town

Obituaries

Weddings

Obituaries

Thank you

Thank you

School Calendar

Obituary

Weddings

Varied views of the journey through life
Abstract paintings can be triggers for transcendence for artist Graham Dane.

Briefly

Dancing the dark away Cajun-style
Southern music and northern musicians converge in Juneau this weekend to "Dance the Dark Away."

Calendar

Pyrotechnics, drama and gorgeous melodies
Juneau violinist Linda Rosenthal flies halfway around the world for many of her concerts. Saturday night she can walk to the concert hall.

Dancing the dark away Cajun-style
Southern music and northern musicians converge in Juneau this weekend to "Dance the Dark Away."

Artist Jim Fowler: Interpreting the landscape
Artist Jim Fowler has captured the panoramic sweep of Heintzleman Ridge and the subtle struggle of jackpines in the muskeg in a new series of paintings.

Artist Jim Fowler: Interpreting the landscape
Artist Jim Fowler has captured the panoramic sweep of Heintzleman Ridge and the subtle struggle of jackpines in the muskeg in a new series of paintings.

Calendar

Varied views of the journey through life
Abstract paintings can be triggers for transcendence for artist Graham Dane.

Pyrotechnics, drama and gorgeous melodies
Juneau violinist Linda Rosenthal flies halfway around the world for many of her concerts. Saturday night she can walk to the concert hall.

Briefly

Forest Service info center moves out of downtown
The Forest Service is moving its information center this spring from Centennial Hall to the Juneau Ranger District office on Old Dairy Road.

Bird: brewer of beer and tales
Tracy Bird will talk your ear off and chances are you won't mind. His vocation is brewing beer and doing research and development at the Alaskan Brewing Co. His avocation is storytelling.

Finally - relief for powder lovers
The rubber stamp message on lift passes at the Eaglecrest Ski Area this morning said it all: "Finally."

Briefly

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

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

Gas line: Highway not the only way
For anyone seeking clarity on the issue of a natural gas pipeline, the Capitol is the wrong place to be this week.

Bethel legislator tops in off-session earnings
A House Democrat received more optional pay from the state last year than any other lawmaker, according to preliminary numbers in a new report.

Southeast's only sled dog race hits dead end
The Trail of '98 Sled Dog race from Skagway to Whitehorse has been canceled due to lack of interest by mushers.

Bird: brewer of beer and tales
Tracy Bird will talk your ear off and chances are you won't mind. His vocation is brewing beer and doing research and development at the Alaskan Brewing Co. His avocation is storytelling.

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

Bethel legislator tops in off-session earnings
A House Democrat received more optional pay from the state last year than any other lawmaker, according to preliminary numbers in a new report.

Briefly

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

Kott takes juice out of alcohol bill
Cindy Cashen went to a legislative hearing Thursday still grieving for her late father, Ladd Macaulay, killed by a drunken driver last year.

Briefly

Forest Service info center moves out of downtown
The Forest Service is moving its information center this spring from Centennial Hall to the Juneau Ranger District office on Old Dairy Road.

Gas line: Highway not the only way
For anyone seeking clarity on the issue of a natural gas pipeline, the Capitol is the wrong place to be this week.

City scores on pulltabs
The latest round in a $900,000 battle between Juneau and pulltab operators who refuse to pay sales taxes has been decided in favor of the city.

Finally - relief for powder lovers
The rubber stamp message on lift passes at the Eaglecrest Ski Area this morning said it all: "Finally."

Kott takes juice out of alcohol bill
Cindy Cashen went to a legislative hearing Thursday still grieving for her late father, Ladd Macaulay, killed by a drunken driver last year.

City scores on pulltabs
The latest round in a $900,000 battle between Juneau and pulltab operators who refuse to pay sales taxes has been decided in favor of the city.

Highway crews fight snow wars
The Snow Wars continue on the road out of Skagway that connects Southeast Alaska to Canada.

Southeast's only sled dog race hits dead end
The Trail of '98 Sled Dog race from Skagway to Whitehorse has been canceled due to lack of interest by mushers.

Highway crews fight snow wars
The Snow Wars continue on the road out of Skagway that connects Southeast Alaska to Canada.

Briefly

Homebound revelers entertaining more
Palmer Republican Rep. Scott Ogan's measure to standardize bar closures is designed to thwart those sly fellows who travel to other communities that stay open later as well as to impede this culinary "recipe for disaster." Our own police captain states it is "something worth considering," albeit "Juneau has not experienced a large spike in assaults and domestic violence between 2-5 a.m." On the other hand "police have seen an increase in accidents that could be alcohol-related." Well, are they or not?

Homebound revelers entertaining more
Palmer Republican Rep. Scott Ogan's measure to standardize bar closures is designed to thwart those sly fellows who travel to other communities that stay open later as well as to impede this culinary "recipe for disaster." Our own police captain states it is "something worth considering," albeit "Juneau has not experienced a large spike in assaults and domestic violence between 2-5 a.m." On the other hand "police have seen an increase in accidents that could be alcohol-related." Well, are they or not?

Go after pulltab revenues
It really is no surprise that retired Supreme Court Justice Jay Rabinowitz ruled three pulltab operations may not decide unilaterally that they don't have to pay any sales taxes.

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.

Making sense of '17 years of profitability'
Recently the Empire published a Sealaska article saying, "For the last 17 years Sealaska has enjoyed financial profitability." Our reasoning was this: Since the 1971 Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act passed in Congress, almost 20 years had gone by and shareholders never received a dividend from Sealaska.

ANWR drilling will make all of us suffer
The Bush administration, along with Gov. Knowles and the Alaska delegation, are touting new technologies designed to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in an environmentally sensitive manner. They brush off conservationists' warn

Word of Mouth not honorable journalism
On the last day of 2000, the Juneau Empire printed a very important editorial entitled "Working on your behalf." The crux of the editorial was that the Empire tries hard to publish factually correct stories which accurately portray important events that occur in Juneau.

Ditch exit exams
Regarding the current discussion over when to make high school exit exams count:

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.

Go after pulltab revenues
It really is no surprise that retired Supreme Court Justice Jay Rabinowitz ruled three pulltab operations may not decide unilaterally that they don't have to pay any sales taxes.

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.

Struggle for survival
Amid the ongoing debate over abortion rights, it was gratifying to find at least one participant who recognizes the essential class nature of the question: "Heidersdorf, of Alaskans For Life, said he hopes to persuade lawmakers to continue an effort to deny state funding to poor women for most abortions." (Empire, Jan. 23)

Word of Mouth not honorable journalism
On the last day of 2000, the Juneau Empire printed a very important editorial entitled "Working on your behalf." The crux of the editorial was that the Empire tries hard to publish factually correct stories which accurately portray important events that occur in Juneau.

Go find winter - safely
Today's re-opening of Eaglecrest renews the sense of season that has been stunted by the mysterious nonappearance of winter. Never before had the ski area lost both December and January to lack of snow.

ANWR drilling will make all of us suffer
The Bush administration, along with Gov. Knowles and the Alaska delegation, are touting new technologies designed to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in an environmentally sensitive manner. They brush off conservationists' warn

Ditch exit exams
Regarding the current discussion over when to make high school exit exams count:

Struggle for survival
Amid the ongoing debate over abortion rights, it was gratifying to find at least one participant who recognizes the essential class nature of the question: "Heidersdorf, of Alaskans For Life, said he hopes to persuade lawmakers to continue an effort to deny state funding to poor women for most abortions." (Empire, Jan. 23)

Making sense of '17 years of profitability'
Recently the Empire published a Sealaska article saying, "For the last 17 years Sealaska has enjoyed financial profitability." Our reasoning was this: Since the 1971 Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act passed in Congress, almost 20 years had gone by and shareholders never received a dividend from Sealaska.

Go find winter - safely
Today's re-opening of Eaglecrest renews the sense of season that has been stunted by the mysterious nonappearance of winter. Never before had the ski area lost both December and January to lack of snow.

College Corner: Strong makes the best of fresh start
After the way his dream season ended last year at Montana State-Billings, Nate Strong of Tenakee Springs is just happy to have another chance at playing college basketball, even if he did have to transfer to Biola to continue his college career.

Sports in Juneau
Saturday, Feb. 3

Local Scoreboard: Alaska State Hoops Polls

Mustangs corral Bear boys, 65-63
It was a case of too little, too late for the Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball team in Thursday afternoon's 65-63 loss to the Chugiak Mustangs.

Juneau boys head to Palmer tournament
As the Juneau-Douglas High School basketball team headed north this morning to compete in the Palmer Elks Showdown, the Crimson Bears felt like this weekend can make or break their season.

Tar Heels deal Duke a blow
DURHAM, N.C. -- On the sideline, North Carolina coach Matt Doherty said a little prayer for his 7-foot center. On the foul line, that center was thinking about Christmas day, waking up in Greensboro and skipping the presents to go to a gym and shoot free throws.

Sports in Juneau
Saturday, Feb. 3

College Corner: Strong makes the best of fresh start
After the way his dream season ended last year at Montana State-Billings, Nate Strong of Tenakee Springs is just happy to have another chance at playing college basketball, even if he did have to transfer to Biola to continue his college career.

Juneau boys head to Palmer tournament
As the Juneau-Douglas High School basketball team headed north this morning to compete in the Palmer Elks Showdown, the Crimson Bears felt like this weekend can make or break their season.

Sports in Juneau

Local Scoreboard: Alaska State Hoops Polls

Mustangs corral Bear boys, 65-63
It was a case of too little, too late for the Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball team in Thursday afternoon's 65-63 loss to the Chugiak Mustangs.

Sports in Juneau

Tar Heels deal Duke a blow
DURHAM, N.C. -- On the sideline, North Carolina coach Matt Doherty said a little prayer for his 7-foot center. On the foul line, that center was thinking about Christmas day, waking up in Greensboro and skipping the presents to go to a gym and shoot free throws.

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