Sunday, February 4, 2001

Obituaries

Around Town

Obituaries

Around Town

Living at the other end of the earth
Looking across the frozen Antarctic landscape, Lee Parker sometimes sees her Alaska home.

Living at the other end of the earth
Looking across the frozen Antarctic landscape, Lee Parker sometimes sees her Alaska home.

A hold on local phone competition
Competition for local telephone service in Juneau, scheduled to begin this summer, has been put on hold indefinitely.

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

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

Debating student loan forgiveness
JUNEAU -- Forgiving student loans may not be the solution to a teacher shortage in Alaska, the head of the state's student program said Wednesday.

Debating student loan forgiveness
JUNEAU -- Forgiving student loans may not be the solution to a teacher shortage in Alaska, the head of the state's student program said Wednesday.

The joint is jumping
Even if you can't sink a basket, throw a curve ball or make a field goal, you can be an elite athlete in Juneau.

Cost of ice rink: $2.8m
Build an ice rink right now that includes it all - from Zamboni to ad space on dasher boards to a sound system to scoreboards to rental skates - and it will cost about $2.8 million. That's the preliminary estimate of the Ice Skating Working Group, which met Friday to hash out what things cost.

A hold on local phone competition
Competition for local telephone service in Juneau, scheduled to begin this summer, has been put on hold indefinitely.

The joint is jumping
Even if you can't sink a basket, throw a curve ball or make a field goal, you can be an elite athlete in Juneau.

Cost of ice rink: $2.8m
Build an ice rink right now that includes it all - from Zamboni to ad space on dasher boards to a sound system to scoreboards to rental skates - and it will cost about $2.8 million. That's the preliminary estimate of the Ice Skating Working Group, which met Friday to hash out what things cost.

'Shrimp Guy' wraps up another season
Many people know Denny Capua or at least know who he is. But most know him only as "the live prawn guy."

'Shrimp Guy' wraps up another season
Many people know Denny Capua or at least know who he is. But most know him only as "the live prawn guy."

Hostility dominates 'Running at the Mouth'
I read Jerry Reinwand's My Turn in Friday's newspaper. Thank you Jerry. I could not agree more with his comments about Word of Mouth. In its present form, it does more to divide and show an angry, hostile side of Juneau than any tourism or mining or "build a new high school" debate.

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.

Loose cannon or vanilla ice cream?
It is not merely beauty that lies in the eye of the beholder. Behold Word of Mouth. Or at least take a look at what a recent critic had to say:

A reluctant car owner
Due to the fact that too many cars are crowding the point where Douglas Bridge, Egan Drive and 10th Street meet, the Department of Transportation (DOT) engineers were continually late for work and decided to do something about it. Perhaps they just had to, out of habit, design a new intersection to make the cars flow through there faster. On Jan. 24, DOT presented a few ideas for that dot on the map. Solving the problems at that small dot will only move the problems to other places on the road system.

Life-saving legislation available 'dirt cheap'
There are worse things than for a woman to detect a lump in her breast.

Faith-based charities getting federal funds
Leaders of local church charity groups are a little baffled by all the talk about federal grants to faith-based social-service organizations.

Loose cannon or vanilla ice cream?
It is not merely beauty that lies in the eye of the beholder. Behold Word of Mouth. Or at least take a look at what a recent critic had to say:

Life-saving legislation available 'dirt cheap'
There are worse things than for a woman to detect a lump in her breast.

The value of emotions as ink put on paper
I had not read the editorial the Empire printed in the waning days of 2000, though I gather Mr. Jerry Reinwand did, as too, he is likely peeking at Word of Mouth.

Country Joe and the minimum wage blues
At the Bill Egan Forum at the Baranof this week, the luncheon special might as well have been an elephant with an apple in its mouth.

Faith-based charities getting federal funds
Leaders of local church charity groups are a little baffled by all the talk about federal grants to faith-based social-service organizations.

Hostility dominates 'Running at the Mouth'
I read Jerry Reinwand's My Turn in Friday's newspaper. Thank you Jerry. I could not agree more with his comments about Word of Mouth. In its present form, it does more to divide and show an angry, hostile side of Juneau than any tourism or mining or "build a new high school" debate.

Don't use Moser Bay land for clear cut
I recently have been made aware that the University of Alaska has selected land in the Moser Bay area near Ketchikan. I understand this selection is tentative and I hope that Gov. Knowles will give it careful consideration.

Letters are better
Thanks to Jerry Reinwand for his excellent column regarding Word of Mouth. I agree with Jerry completely, and thank him for having the courage to say what he thinks and sign his name to it.

Letters are better
Thanks to Jerry Reinwand for his excellent column regarding Word of Mouth. I agree with Jerry completely, and thank him for having the courage to say what he thinks and sign his name to it.

A reluctant car owner
Due to the fact that too many cars are crowding the point where Douglas Bridge, Egan Drive and 10th Street meet, the Department of Transportation (DOT) engineers were continually late for work and decided to do something about it. Perhaps they just had to, out of habit, design a new intersection to make the cars flow through there faster. On Jan. 24, DOT presented a few ideas for that dot on the map. Solving the problems at that small dot will only move the problems to other places on the road system.

Country Joe and the minimum wage blues
At the Bill Egan Forum at the Baranof this week, the luncheon special might as well have been an elephant with an apple in its mouth.

The value of emotions as ink put on paper
I had not read the editorial the Empire printed in the waning days of 2000, though I gather Mr. Jerry Reinwand did, as too, he is likely peeking at Word of Mouth.

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 use Moser Bay land for clear cut
I recently have been made aware that the University of Alaska has selected land in the Moser Bay area near Ketchikan. I understand this selection is tentative and I hope that Gov. Knowles will give it careful consideration.

Cardinal rule ends
STANFORD, Calif. -- This time, UCLA's players waited until they reached the locker room to rip off their shirts and celebrate an upset of top-ranked Stanford.

Juneau takes 2nd in tourney
The Juneau-Douglas boys basketball team took second place in the Palmer Elks Club Showdown, closing out the tournament with a pair of victories as the Crimson Bears beat the host Palmer Moose 81-73 on Friday and the Homer Mariners 83-52 on Saturday.

Tompkins crashes; breaks leg in Huntsman Cup race
Juneau's Joe Tompkins suffered the worst kind of a break in the Huntsman Cup alpine races for disabled skiers Saturday at Park City, Utah.

Sports in Juneau
Thursday, Feb. 8

Sports in Juneau
Thursday, Feb. 8

Cardinal rule ends
STANFORD, Calif. -- This time, UCLA's players waited until they reached the locker room to rip off their shirts and celebrate an upset of top-ranked Stanford.

Juneau takes 2nd in tourney
The Juneau-Douglas boys basketball team took second place in the Palmer Elks Club Showdown, closing out the tournament with a pair of victories as the Crimson Bears beat the host Palmer Moose 81-73 on Friday and the Homer Mariners 83-52 on Saturday.

Tompkins crashes; breaks leg in Huntsman Cup race
Juneau's Joe Tompkins suffered the worst kind of a break in the Huntsman Cup alpine races for disabled skiers Saturday at Park City, Utah.

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