Wednesday, February 7, 2001

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Hargis top federal employee
The Juneau Area Federal Executive Board selected Coast Guard employee Susan D. Hargis as the Juneau Area Federal Employee of the Year for 2000. The award was presented to Hargis on Jan. 18, at the Baranof Hotel.

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In-home care workers for local seniors needed
Margaret wants to continue to live independently in her senior apartment complex. Her arthritis pain is getting worse and she is unable to scrub her floors, change her bed linens and clean her bathtub like she used to.

In-home care workers for local seniors needed
Margaret wants to continue to live independently in her senior apartment complex. Her arthritis pain is getting worse and she is unable to scrub her floors, change her bed linens and clean her bathtub like she used to.

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Hargis top federal employee
The Juneau Area Federal Executive Board selected Coast Guard employee Susan D. Hargis as the Juneau Area Federal Employee of the Year for 2000. The award was presented to Hargis on Jan. 18, at the Baranof Hotel.

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School district hammers out controversial calendar dates
Next school year will start Aug. 29 for students, end June 6 and include two weeks off in the winter and one week off in the spring. The Juneau School Board approved the school calendar at Tuesday's meeting.

Board turns in homework decision
In one of the school year's more passionately debated issues, the Juneau School Board passed a resolution Tuesday saying summer homework is the business of teachers, not the board.

Man found dead near Federal Building
At 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, the Juneau Police Department received a report of an apparent suicide in the parking lot of the Federal Building.

Gov. Knowles: Fast track cash for games, gas
Gov. Tony Knowles is calling on the Legislature to make up a funding shortfall for the 2001 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Anchorage.

Obituaries
Harold Dawson

State can't be sued for pilot license
A judge has ruled Princess Cruises cannot sue the state for failing to discover that a marine pilot was taking an antidepressant medication when he grounded the Star Princess near Juneau in 1995.

Phone firms compete in court, but not in market
General Communication Inc., vying to enter the Juneau and Fairbanks markets for local telephone service, asserted Tuesday that a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision doesn't overrule an earlier state order for competition to proceed.

Man found dead near Federal Building
At 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, the Juneau Police Department received a report of an apparent suicide in the parking lot of the Federal Building.

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Phone firms compete in court, but not in market
General Communication Inc., vying to enter the Juneau and Fairbanks markets for local telephone service, asserted Tuesday that a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision doesn't overrule an earlier state order for competition to proceed.

Board turns in homework decision
In one of the school year's more passionately debated issues, the Juneau School Board passed a resolution Tuesday saying summer homework is the business of teachers, not the board.

Briefly

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

School district hammers out controversial calendar dates
Next school year will start Aug. 29 for students, end June 6 and include two weeks off in the winter and one week off in the spring. The Juneau School Board approved the school calendar at Tuesday's meeting.

State can't be sued for pilot license
A judge has ruled Princess Cruises cannot sue the state for failing to discover that a marine pilot was taking an antidepressant medication when he grounded the Star Princess near Juneau in 1995.

Obituaries
Harold Dawson

Gov. Knowles: Fast track cash for games, gas
Gov. Tony Knowles is calling on the Legislature to make up a funding shortfall for the 2001 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Anchorage.

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.

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.

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

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

Former Sen. Zharoff dies of cancer at Kodiak home
Former state Sen. Fred Zharoff is being remembered as a champion of commercial fishermen, rural communities and Alaska Natives.

Former Sen. Zharoff dies of cancer at Kodiak home
Former state Sen. Fred Zharoff is being remembered as a champion of commercial fishermen, rural communities and Alaska Natives.

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:

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.

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.

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.

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."

If not farmed salmon...
If the assembly and environmental activist Marc Wheeler are truly concerned about area jobs, where are the resolutions that local jewelry stores should sell only locally mined gold and that building supply firms should sell only locally grown and processed wood products?

If not farmed salmon...
If the assembly and environmental activist Marc Wheeler are truly concerned about area jobs, where are the resolutions that local jewelry stores should sell only locally mined gold and that building supply firms should sell only locally grown and processed wood products?

Word of Mouth nearly as funny as Dilbert
Not that we need any more opinions on Word of Mouth, but as long as everyone else is doing it, I might as well weigh in with perhaps a slightly different view. I LOVE 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. 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.)

A text for books
I'm concerned to hear that we don't have enough textbooks for our students. Probably most of the children and adults are coping, but it seems to me that adequate materials are basic to good education. Here are some ways many of us might help.

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.

Quiet, please
The Juneau Symphony's performance of Saturday was wonderful and would have been much more enjoyable but for one reason.

Word of Mouth nearly as funny as Dilbert
Not that we need any more opinions on Word of Mouth, but as long as everyone else is doing it, I might as well weigh in with perhaps a slightly different view. I LOVE 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.

The day of the hawk
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: Israelis have turned to a man of the past to lead them into an uncertain future, choosing Ariel Sharon over Ehud Barak as prime minister in an election that was less an endorsement of the victor than a repudiation of the loser.

Word of Web?
Put Word of Mouth on your Web site as a chat room: Anonymity is the accepted norm in that medium. Folks who don't have access to the Internet at home could call the WOM number and your Web staff could put their comments there for them. They can go to the library to see their comments online.

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.

The day of the hawk
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: Israelis have turned to a man of the past to lead them into an uncertain future, choosing Ariel Sharon over Ehud Barak as prime minister in an election that was less an endorsement of the victor than a repudiation of the loser.

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."

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. 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.)

Quiet, please
The Juneau Symphony's performance of Saturday was wonderful and would have been much more enjoyable but for one reason.

A text for books
I'm concerned to hear that we don't have enough textbooks for our students. Probably most of the children and adults are coping, but it seems to me that adequate materials are basic to good education. Here are some ways many of us might help.

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.

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: 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."

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."

Word of Web?
Put Word of Mouth on your Web site as a chat room: Anonymity is the accepted norm in that medium. Folks who don't have access to the Internet at home could call the WOM number and your Web staff could put their comments there for them. They can go to the library to see their comments online.

Snow Report
The status of Alaska and Pacific Northwest ski areas.

Rules of the tubing hill
What you need to know about Eaglecrest's tubing hill:

Out and About
In season: Wolf (Aug.-April), grouse (Aug.-May), ptarmigan (Aug.-May), coyote (Sept.-April) and hare (Sept.-April).

New tubing hill catches on at Eaglecrest
When Paul Swanson proposed a tubing hill for Eaglecrest, he figured it would be a good way to get people who don't ski or snowboard up to the city-owned winter recreation area. That happened. But as it turns out, the hill provided an additional activity for people who already come to the slopes.

Great Backyard Bird Count helps nationwide tally
Bird populations are dynamic; they are constantly in flux. Scientists and bird enthusiasts can learn a lot by knowing where the birds are. The Great Backyard Bird Count, a joint project of National Audubon Society and Cornell Lab of Ornithology, takes a snapshot of North American bird populations.

Sports in Juneau

Local Scoreboard: Region V Standings

Local Scoreboard: Region V Standings

Sports in Juneau
Thursday, Feb. 8

Sports in Juneau

Juneau girls will look for consistency
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball team travels to Anchorage today in preparation for the Third Annual Lady Lynx Prep Shootout at Dimond High School.

Ketchikan girls go 3-1 in northern road trip
The Ketchikan High School girls basketball team posted a 3-1 record last weekend in a four-day, four-game road trip to Anchorage and the Mat-Su Valley.

Juneau girls will look for consistency
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball team travels to Anchorage today in preparation for the Third Annual Lady Lynx Prep Shootout at Dimond High School.

Sports in Juneau
Thursday, Feb. 8

Ketchikan girls go 3-1 in northern road trip
The Ketchikan High School girls basketball team posted a 3-1 record last weekend in a four-day, four-game road trip to Anchorage and the Mat-Su Valley.

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