Monday, February 5, 2001

Around Town

Obituaries

Around Town

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.

Local woman's quilt makes cut for national magazine feature
Low-key doesn't begin to describe the way Gen Nestler found her quilt was being featured in a national magazine.

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

'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."

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.

And they're off: Guessing begins for Ice Classic
FAIRBANKS - Tickets for Alaska's oldest and richest game of chance have gone on sale. That means Alaskans will have until April 5 to guess when the ice will break up on the Tanana River and trip the tripod at the small Interior community of Nenana.

'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."

Students fight for more UA funds
When University of Alaska President Mark Hamilton lobbied the Legislature for an increased budget today, he was backed up by some of his students.

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.

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

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

Briefly

Briefly

Cities cool on forming joint borough
Glacier Bay-area community leaders know they could be forced into a borough, but they're not sure if it's time to form their own.

And they're off: Guessing begins for Ice Classic
FAIRBANKS - Tickets for Alaska's oldest and richest game of chance have gone on sale. That means Alaskans will have until April 5 to guess when the ice will break up on the Tanana River and trip the tripod at the small Interior community of Nenana.

UA: Dollars made the difference
The president of the University of Alaska today told lawmakers a $15 million funding increase last year turned the school around.

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.

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.

UA: Dollars made the difference
The president of the University of Alaska today told lawmakers a $15 million funding increase last year turned the school around.

Students fight for more UA funds
When University of Alaska President Mark Hamilton lobbied the Legislature for an increased budget today, he was backed up by some of his students.

Cities cool on forming joint borough
Glacier Bay-area community leaders know they could be forced into a borough, but they're not sure if it's time to form their own.

Local woman's quilt makes cut for national magazine feature
Low-key doesn't begin to describe the way Gen Nestler found her quilt was being featured in a national magazine.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Oppose summer homework
Any parents who feel it's wrong for teachers to assign homework for the summer that's graded on the first day of school should attend the school board meeting Tuesday. A quick chronology:

Oppose summer homework
Any parents who feel it's wrong for teachers to assign homework for the summer that's graded on the first day of school should attend the school board meeting Tuesday. A quick chronology:

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.

Exit exam process must be fair
I am a product of Alaska's schools from kindergarten through graduate school and I have two children in high school, both of whom should pass the qualifying exam.

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:

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.

Hedging Alaska's gas bets
The following editorial appeared in Saturday's Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: Yukon Pacific is hardly a neutral player in the debate over how best to market North Slope gas, but two decades of promoting export shipments to Pacific Rim utilities suggests the company's views and expertise shouldn't be lightly dismissed.

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

Communicating in a civil manner
I am not a letter to the editor type of guy. I can count on one hand with fingers to spare, the times I have written one. I have no shortage of opinions on things, and am generally content sharing them with coworkers, friends and acquaintances. If my opinion doesn't make it to the op/ed page, I have no one but myself to blame. Your newspaper does not owe me a voice.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hedging Alaska's gas bets
The following editorial appeared in Saturday's Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: Yukon Pacific is hardly a neutral player in the debate over how best to market North Slope gas, but two decades of promoting export shipments to Pacific Rim utilities suggests the company's views and expertise shouldn't be lightly dismissed.

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.

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.

Communicating in a civil manner
I am not a letter to the editor type of guy. I can count on one hand with fingers to spare, the times I have written one. I have no shortage of opinions on things, and am generally content sharing them with coworkers, friends and acquaintances. If my opinion doesn't make it to the op/ed page, I have no one but myself to blame. Your newspaper does not owe me a voice.

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:

Exit exam process must be fair
I am a product of Alaska's schools from kindergarten through graduate school and I have two children in high school, both of whom should pass the qualifying exam.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Duke, Rutgers share success
Duke needed to get back into the victory column. Rutgers just needed a win.

Sports in Juneau
Thursday, Feb. 8

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.

Duke, Rutgers share success
Duke needed to get back into the victory column. Rutgers just needed a win.

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.

Sports in Juneau

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.

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.

Sports in Juneau

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