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Tuesday, February 6, 2001

New for tech-heads
The latest technology, as well as courses for computer users, are among the fare at COMTECH 2001.

Business Profile
Title and firm: Forest Hembree, owner of Round Tuit Construction Services.

Fish Board curbs False Pass fishing for upstream gains
The Alaska Board of Fisheries has made deep cuts in the fishing time of the False Pass June salmon fishery in an effort to let more chum salmon swim farther north to Western Alaska rivers.

Fish Board curbs False Pass fishing for upstream gains
The Alaska Board of Fisheries has made deep cuts in the fishing time of the False Pass June salmon fishery in an effort to let more chum salmon swim farther north to Western Alaska rivers.

New for tech-heads
The latest technology, as well as courses for computer users, are among the fare at COMTECH 2001.

Business Profile
Title and firm: Forest Hembree, owner of Round Tuit Construction Services.

Assembly cans farmed salmon
Local stores should sell locally caught salmon because it's clean and good for the city's economy, according to a resolution passed by the Juneau Assembly at its Monday meeting.

NEA strikers return to work
The statewide teachers union and its staff have reached a deal on a new four-year contract, ending a strike by the union's 23 employees.

Trailbreakers battle ice blocks on Quest
Volunteer trailbreakers are attacking huge slabs of ice on the Yukon River with chainsaws, using brute force to cut a trail through the jumbled ice for the running of the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race.

NEA strikers return to work
The statewide teachers union and its staff have reached a deal on a new four-year contract, ending a strike by the union's 23 employees.

Assembly cans farmed salmon
Local stores should sell locally caught salmon because it's clean and good for the city's economy, according to a resolution passed by the Juneau Assembly at its Monday meeting.

Trailbreakers battle ice blocks on Quest
Volunteer trailbreakers are attacking huge slabs of ice on the Yukon River with chainsaws, using brute force to cut a trail through the jumbled ice for the running of the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race.

Around Town

Around Town

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.

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.

Six locals chosen for Special Olympics
Six Juneau athletes will be among the 54 coaches and athletes participating in the 2001 Special Olympics World Winter Games, scheduled for March 4 to 11 in Anchorage.

Briefly

Obituaries
Harold Dawson

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

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

Price tag of success: $100 million
Alaska should spend millions of dollars more a year to beef up education and better prepare students for a new high school graduation exam, according to a new study.

Battling with baby seats well worth it
Buckling up baby, particularly when winter clothing gives him or her the contours of the Michelin tire man, may resemble a wrestling match with an octopus in down clothing. But it's worth the struggle, experts say.

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.

Battling with baby seats well worth it
Buckling up baby, particularly when winter clothing gives him or her the contours of the Michelin tire man, may resemble a wrestling match with an octopus in down clothing. But it's worth the struggle, experts say.

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

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

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.

Obituaries
Harold Dawson

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.

Six locals chosen for Special Olympics
Six Juneau athletes will be among the 54 coaches and athletes participating in the 2001 Special Olympics World Winter Games, scheduled for March 4 to 11 in Anchorage.

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.

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.

Price tag of success: $100 million
Alaska should spend millions of dollars more a year to beef up education and better prepare students for a new high school graduation exam, according to a new study.

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.

Briefly

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.

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. Calls will remain anonymous, and opinions will be published if they meet the editor's standards of good taste. The number to call is 586-4636. Then press 8255 to leave your message. (As you've probably figured out, messages printed here don't necessarily reflect the opinion of the Empire.)

Letter: Can the center hold?
After reading the latest series of broadsides against Word of Mouth, I thought, "Uh-oh, I hope the Center can hold."

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.

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.

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. Calls will remain anonymous, and opinions will be published if they meet the editor's standards of good taste. The number to call is 586-4636. Then press 8255 to leave your message. (As you've probably figured out, messages printed here don't necessarily reflect the opinion of the Empire.)

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:

Letter:Unfounded gossip
In your "Loose cannon" editorial, you defended Sword of Mouth by telling us that it empowers people who might otherwise be frustrated. You've toned it down, you say.

Letter:Unfounded gossip
In your "Loose cannon" editorial, you defended Sword of Mouth by telling us that it empowers people who might otherwise be frustrated. You've toned it down, you say.

Letter: Can the center hold?
After reading the latest series of broadsides against Word of Mouth, I thought, "Uh-oh, I hope the Center can hold."

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.

Letter: Exit exams are unnecessary
In the debate about high school exit exams, it seems I am part of a very small minority that dares to say the unspeakable: "There shouldn't be any exit exams."

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.

The long shadow of Ronald Reagan lingers
The following editorial appeared in today's Chicago Tribune: Some presidents shrink after leaving office, and some grow in stature with each passing year. Ronald Reagan, born 90 years ago today (Feb. 6) in Tampico, Ill., is one of the latter.

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.

The long shadow of Ronald Reagan lingers
The following editorial appeared in today's Chicago Tribune: Some presidents shrink after leaving office, and some grow in stature with each passing year. Ronald Reagan, born 90 years ago today (Feb. 6) in Tampico, Ill., is one of the latter.

Letter: Exit exams are unnecessary
In the debate about high school exit exams, it seems I am part of a very small minority that dares to say the unspeakable: "There shouldn't be any exit exams."

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:

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.

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.

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

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

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