Thursday, February 8, 2001

Obituary

Obituaries

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.

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.

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Weathering rejection on the road to writing success
Children's book author Nancy White Carlstrom will publish her 50th book this spring. Carlstrom is a successful writer, but she was not an overnight success.

The werewolf, the gowns and the greyhounds
An elegant, hand-painted silk gown stands just a few feet from a snarling werewolf with toothy, pop-eyed creatures bursting from its abdomen.

The werewolf, the gowns and the greyhounds
An elegant, hand-painted silk gown stands just a few feet from a snarling werewolf with toothy, pop-eyed creatures bursting from its abdomen.

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Composer, bassist and guitarist Ford James
'This One Moment:' Ford James recorded four albums and an "Austin City Limits" program with folk musician Kate Wolf in the early 1980s. Three years ago he released a CD of his own jazz instrumental compositions, "This One Moment."

Composer, bassist and guitarist Ford James
'This One Moment:' Ford James recorded four albums and an "Austin City Limits" program with folk musician Kate Wolf in the early 1980s. Three years ago he released a CD of his own jazz instrumental compositions, "This One Moment."

Luminous strings, Russian music
Fresh from its performance at Carnegie Hall last week, the Moscow Chamber Orchestra brings the music of Russia's best-known composers to Alaska this weekend.

Weathering rejection on the road to writing success
Children's book author Nancy White Carlstrom will publish her 50th book this spring. Carlstrom is a successful writer, but she was not an overnight success.

Luminous strings, Russian music
Fresh from its performance at Carnegie Hall last week, the Moscow Chamber Orchestra brings the music of Russia's best-known composers to Alaska this weekend.

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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.

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.

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.

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Second lift opens at Eaglecrest

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

Jensens were witnesses, shapers of Alaska history
Mamie Jensen watched Douglas spring up on the banks of Gastineau Channel, and Marcus Jensen saw it burn to the ground. Together, they helped rebuild the town, and build the state of Alaska as well.

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

Perkins fined for harassment
Former Juneau Assembly member Dwight Perkins avoided jail time today on his conviction for misdemeanor harassment, but was described by the prosecutor and his victim as a sexual offender whose conduct has bordered on felonious.

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Storm doesn't stop pilot from final landing
Longtime Alaska Airlines pilot and flight instructor Stephen Day was greeted at Gate 4 of the Juneau Airport on Wednesday morning with hugs, balloons, roses and smoked salmon.

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.

Republicans stick to closed primary
The chairman of the Republican Party of Alaska says the party won't back off its demand for a closed primary election, preventing Alaska from returning to its former "blanket" primary in 2002.

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.

City searches for revenue among tax exemptions
The city wants to collect more sales taxes from residents and is looking for it among those who so far have been exempted.

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.

Board OKs raises for principals as teachers start bargaining
The Juneau School Board has authorized raises for principals and several other administrators. The action comes at a time when teachers are starting to negotiate a new contract.

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.

GOP initiates push to drill ANWR
ANCHORAGE - Alaska U.S. Sen. Frank Murkowski will join other Republicans later this month in submitting an energy package aimed at opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil development.

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.

GOP initiates push to drill ANWR
ANCHORAGE - Alaska U.S. Sen. Frank Murkowski will join other Republicans later this month in submitting an energy package aimed at opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil development.

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

Board OKs raises for principals as teachers start bargaining
The Juneau School Board has authorized raises for principals and several other administrators. The action comes at a time when teachers are starting to negotiate a new contract.

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.

City searches for revenue among tax exemptions
The city wants to collect more sales taxes from residents and is looking for it among those who so far have been exempted.

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.

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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.

Republicans stick to closed primary
The chairman of the Republican Party of Alaska says the party won't back off its demand for a closed primary election, preventing Alaska from returning to its former "blanket" primary in 2002.

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.

Storm doesn't stop pilot from final landing
Longtime Alaska Airlines pilot and flight instructor Stephen Day was greeted at Gate 4 of the Juneau Airport on Wednesday morning with hugs, balloons, roses and smoked salmon.

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.

Perkins fined for harassment
Former Juneau Assembly member Dwight Perkins avoided jail time today on his conviction for misdemeanor harassment, but was described by the prosecutor and his victim as a sexual offender whose conduct has bordered on felonious.

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

Jensens were witnesses, shapers of Alaska history
Mamie Jensen watched Douglas spring up on the banks of Gastineau Channel, and Marcus Jensen saw it burn to the ground. Together, they helped rebuild the town, and build the state of Alaska as well.

Briefly
Second lift opens at Eaglecrest

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.

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.

Fragrance-free effort
We want you to know that The Bazaar at Bartlett is working to respect the fragrance-free effort of the hospital. Scented candles have been removed and unscented ones have been wrapped. Lotions, soaps and other items not sealed from the manufacturer are being double wrapped. Flower arrangements are specifically designed to not have a strong scent.

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.

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.

Not interested in silencing opinion
If only a single deficiency existed in the Juneau Empire's realm of journalism, it quite likely would be its complacent willingness to follow the selfish discourse of tie-dye salesman-type experts who attempt to regulate the often misinterpreted franchise of public opinion.

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?

Safe Surrender bill should be enacted
The Alaska Pro-Choice Alliance and Planned Parenthood of Alaska applaud Rep. Eric Croft and Sen. Bettye Davis for introducing the "Safe Surrender" bill. House Bill 29 and Senate Bill 22 allow a parent to surrender a newborn at a designated safe place where someone can attend to the infant's needs. Any parent who relinquishes an unharmed infant under this bill will have total anonymity and is guaranteed not to be prosecuted.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Help all our people
I was mostly raised in Douglas. I went to school at the Gastineau Grade School and graduated from Juneau-Douglas High School.

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.

Endless back and forth on WOM
I believe I have a lot to point out. Lately, the topics for Word of Mouth, for the past week, seem to reflect the "main topic" to publish. Friday's paper, Eaglecrest; Sunday's paper, Jerry Reinwand and George W. Bush; Monday's paper, more Eaglecrest debates and Word of Mouth debates!

Help all our people
I was mostly raised in Douglas. I went to school at the Gastineau Grade School and graduated from Juneau-Douglas High School.

A historic rights step by Mexican government
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: Mexico has made human rights history by ordering the extradition of a man accused of being a torturer in Argentina's "dirty war." If the courts reject defense appeals, Ricardo Miguel Cavallo will be sent to Spain. It is believed to be the first case in which a country has agreed to extradite a foreigner detained on its soil to a third country on human rights charges.

Not interested in silencing opinion
If only a single deficiency existed in the Juneau Empire's realm of journalism, it quite likely would be its complacent willingness to follow the selfish discourse of tie-dye salesman-type experts who attempt to regulate the often misinterpreted franchise of public opinion.

Hint of a national nightmare
The following editorial appeared in today's Miami Herald: Any bulletin that includes the words gunman, White House and the president invariably sends a jolt across the nation as if we'd collectively suffered a flashback nightmare.

Endless back and forth on WOM
I believe I have a lot to point out. Lately, the topics for Word of Mouth, for the past week, seem to reflect the "main topic" to publish. Friday's paper, Eaglecrest; Sunday's paper, Jerry Reinwand and George W. Bush; Monday's paper, more Eaglecrest debates and Word of Mouth debates!

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

Fragrance-free effort
We want you to know that The Bazaar at Bartlett is working to respect the fragrance-free effort of the hospital. Scented candles have been removed and unscented ones have been wrapped. Lotions, soaps and other items not sealed from the manufacturer are being double wrapped. Flower arrangements are specifically designed to not have a strong scent.

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.

A historic rights step by Mexican government
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: Mexico has made human rights history by ordering the extradition of a man accused of being a torturer in Argentina's "dirty war." If the courts reject defense appeals, Ricardo Miguel Cavallo will be sent to Spain. It is believed to be the first case in which a country has agreed to extradite a foreigner detained on its soil to a third country on human rights charges.

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.

Safe Surrender bill should be enacted
The Alaska Pro-Choice Alliance and Planned Parenthood of Alaska applaud Rep. Eric Croft and Sen. Bettye Davis for introducing the "Safe Surrender" bill. House Bill 29 and Senate Bill 22 allow a parent to surrender a newborn at a designated safe place where someone can attend to the infant's needs. Any parent who relinquishes an unharmed infant under this bill will have total anonymity and is guaranteed not to be prosecuted.

Hint of a national nightmare
The following editorial appeared in today's Miami Herald: Any bulletin that includes the words gunman, White House and the president invariably sends a jolt across the nation as if we'd collectively suffered a flashback nightmare.

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?

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Sports in Juneau

Juneau boys host deceptive Service tonight
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball team will be in trouble if it thinks the Service Cougars are a typical 3-12 team when the Crimson Bears host Service at 7 p.m. tonight.

Sports in Juneau

Local sports briefs

Local Scoreboard: Alaska State Hoops Polls

Sports in Juneau

Local Scoreboard: Region V Standings

Quest racer plans extended trip to Nome
FAIRBANKS -- A rookie Yukon Quest musher plans a pit stop at Fairbanks before continuing on all the way to Nome to raise money for a man disabled in a car accident.

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.

Local Scoreboard: Alaska State Hoops Polls

Local Scoreboard: Region V Standings

Poll Vaulting
It was a bad night for men's college teams ranked in the Top 15.

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.

Poll Vaulting
It was a bad night for men's college teams ranked in the Top 15.

Quest racer plans extended trip to Nome
FAIRBANKS -- A rookie Yukon Quest musher plans a pit stop at Fairbanks before continuing on all the way to Nome to raise money for a man disabled in a car accident.

Local sports briefs

Lost in the Fifties
In 1954 I had the opportunity of playing basketball against one of Juneau High's all-time great teams. This group had a starting roster including John Ebona, Bruce Casperson, Dave Hollingsworth, Arnold Soley, and Sandy Blanton.

Sports in Juneau

Lost in the Fifties
In 1954 I had the opportunity of playing basketball against one of Juneau High's all-time great teams. This group had a starting roster including John Ebona, Bruce Casperson, Dave Hollingsworth, Arnold Soley, and Sandy Blanton.

Juneau boys host deceptive Service tonight
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball team will be in trouble if it thinks the Service Cougars are a typical 3-12 team when the Crimson Bears host Service at 7 p.m. tonight.

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