Friday, February 9, 2001

Perkins' resigns job after sentencing
Dwight Perkins, a top official at the Alaska Department of Labor for most of the past six years, resigned today after being sentenced on a charge of misdemeanor harassment.

Perkins' resigns job after sentencing
Dwight Perkins, a top official at the Alaska Department of Labor for most of the past six years, resigned today after being sentenced on a charge of misdemeanor harassment.

FYI

Weekend Best Bets
Juneau will be jumping this week. Local musicians are playing downtown, Russian virtuosos are performing at the high school, a musical and a comedy are playing on Juneau stages, and an exhibit of wearable art is opening at the arts council gallery.

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CAP participates in SAR drill
Super Bowl Sunday? While millions of fans gathered together to watch the football game, Civil Air Patrol pilots and aircrews, dedicated to saving lives, were flying practice search and rescue (SAR) missions in order to sharpen their SAR skills. They are very well aware that flying skills and abilities deteriorate rapidly if not practiced diligently.

FYI

Briefly

Around Town

Weekend Best Bets
Juneau will be jumping this week. Local musicians are playing downtown, Russian virtuosos are performing at the high school, a musical and a comedy are playing on Juneau stages, and an exhibit of wearable art is opening at the arts council gallery.

Briefly

Around Town

Donations

Obituary

Obituaries

School Calendar

Obituaries

Around Town

Obituary

CAP participates in SAR drill
Super Bowl Sunday? While millions of fans gathered together to watch the football game, Civil Air Patrol pilots and aircrews, dedicated to saving lives, were flying practice search and rescue (SAR) missions in order to sharpen their SAR skills. They are very well aware that flying skills and abilities deteriorate rapidly if not practiced diligently.

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.

Calendar

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.

Calendar

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

New trail set for Outer Pt.
The city plans to build a separate trail so local residents don't feel pushed by commercial users to the outer limits of Outer Point Trail.

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

Heliport at the glacier?
A heliport in the Dredge Lakes area is among flight-noise mitigation options being considered by the U.S. Forest Service as it pursues continued mediation among aircraft operators, the agency and public interest groups.

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.

Corrections

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.

Rondy: Tote that flour; bowl that chicken
Juneau will get a taste of a Yukon rendezvous this weekend. Preview visitors arriving in Juneau this afternoon include four Snowshoe Shufflers and four cancan dancers.

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.

Perkins' job on the line after sentencing
State Labor Commissioner Ed Flanagan says he'll decide by noon Saturday whether to retain Dwight Perkins as his special assistant, following Perkins' sentencing Thursday on a misdemeanor harassment charge.

New trail set for Outer Pt.
The city plans to build a separate trail so local residents don't feel pushed by commercial users to the outer limits of Outer Point Trail.

Corrections

Alaska quest turns Boston teens into recorders of state history
If not for a photo on the Internet showing a panoramic view of Juneau, two women from Boston might not be here running cameras for KTOO-TV.

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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.

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.

Heliport at the glacier?
A heliport in the Dredge Lakes area is among flight-noise mitigation options being considered by the U.S. Forest Service as it pursues continued mediation among aircraft operators, the agency and public interest groups.

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.

Alaska quest turns Boston teens into recorders of state history
If not for a photo on the Internet showing a panoramic view of Juneau, two women from Boston might not be here running cameras for KTOO-TV.

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.

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.

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.

Rondy: Tote that flour; bowl that chicken
Juneau will get a taste of a Yukon rendezvous this weekend. Preview visitors arriving in Juneau this afternoon include four Snowshoe Shufflers and four cancan dancers.

Briefly
Second lift opens at Eaglecrest

Perkins' job on the line after sentencing
State Labor Commissioner Ed Flanagan says he'll decide by noon Saturday whether to retain Dwight Perkins as his special assistant, following Perkins' sentencing Thursday on a misdemeanor harassment charge.

Briefly
Second lift opens at Eaglecrest

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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...

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.

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

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!

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.

Is it Word of Mouth or Word of Empire?
A good way to test the fairness of a system is to turn it on its operators. Many have complained about anonymous personal attacks in Word of Mouth. The question is, what happens when the Empire becomes the target? Specifically, does it protect the anonymity of the caller?

Where is the Democrats' tax-cut alternative?
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: Democratic leaders in Congress have produced impressive charts showing that President Bush's tax cut may cost $2.3 trillion over the next 10 years and that the anticipated surplus of $2.7 trillion wouldn't be enough to pay for the cuts, debt reduction and projected spending increases.

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.

Fame and Anne Lindbergh
The following editorial appeared in today's Philadelphia Inquirer: She lived out the fantasies of many a romantic schoolgirl: Meet and marry a gallant, handsome hero. Share with him soaring adventures, while still finding time to tend to your rich inner life.

Bush's faith-based assistance proposal is filled with numerous pitfalls
Twelve years ago, the senior President George Bush envisioned "a thousand points of light" and challenged Americans to get involved in their communities, give to charities, and work together at the local level to solve local problems. This was a noble idea, although not a novel one.

The right to choose
I see the newly elected member of the Downtown Socialist Party got government to dictate to merchants and consumers what they should buy and sell. When we opened Foodland we opted not to carry farmed fish and I still opt not to buy it, but I never ever thought I or anyone else should dictate to other merchants or consumers what they should carry or buy.

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.

Alternative bear plan
I have lived here for 55 years and have been with the bear, seen the bear and hunted bear. After all this time and the population of people growing from 5,000 or so to the 30,000 we have today, here is an idea of how to make the situation pay for itself:

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.

Are the same people calling over and over?
The other night there were five Word of Mouth comments taking Reinwand, Day and Metcalfe to task for their signed comments about WOM. One of the big problems with WOM is how do we know that all five comments were not made by the same person?

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 case for wild
When I was around 10 years old, my family was visiting my grandparents in Montello, Wis., (pop. 5,000). Family legend has it that my grandma sent me to the store for bread, butter and a dozen eggs. I walked to the little store on the corner of 1st and Main, bought the groceries, and proudly presented them to her. Mission accomplished. When she unpacked them, she was horrified to see that I had bought margarine instead of butter. I received a stern lecture on supporting Wisconsin dairy farmers, including all my uncles, and was sent back to the store to exchange the offending product for real Wisconsin butter. (If memory serves me, she was so mortified that she asked me not to tell the store manager who I was.)

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.

Bush's faith-based assistance proposal is filled with numerous pitfalls
Twelve years ago, the senior President George Bush envisioned "a thousand points of light" and challenged Americans to get involved in their communities, give to charities, and work together at the local level to solve local problems. This was a noble idea, although not a novel one.

Get on with growing our economy
Consider if you will, a primitive region somewhere in this world of over 20 million acres in size, containing over a thousand islands and very few public roads, a region inhabited by very few people.

Get on with growing our economy
Consider if you will, a primitive region somewhere in this world of over 20 million acres in size, containing over a thousand islands and very few public roads, a region inhabited by very few people.

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.

Is it Word of Mouth or Word of Empire?
A good way to test the fairness of a system is to turn it on its operators. Many have complained about anonymous personal attacks in Word of Mouth. The question is, what happens when the Empire becomes the target? Specifically, does it protect the anonymity of the caller?

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.

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.

Where is the Democrats' tax-cut alternative?
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: Democratic leaders in Congress have produced impressive charts showing that President Bush's tax cut may cost $2.3 trillion over the next 10 years and that the anticipated surplus of $2.7 trillion wouldn't be enough to pay for the cuts, debt reduction and projected spending increases.

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.

Fame and Anne Lindbergh
The following editorial appeared in today's Philadelphia Inquirer: She lived out the fantasies of many a romantic schoolgirl: Meet and marry a gallant, handsome hero. Share with him soaring adventures, while still finding time to tend to your rich inner life.

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.

The right to choose
I see the newly elected member of the Downtown Socialist Party got government to dictate to merchants and consumers what they should buy and sell. When we opened Foodland we opted not to carry farmed fish and I still opt not to buy it, but I never ever thought I or anyone else should dictate to other merchants or consumers what they should carry or buy.

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.

Alternative bear plan
I have lived here for 55 years and have been with the bear, seen the bear and hunted bear. After all this time and the population of people growing from 5,000 or so to the 30,000 we have today, here is an idea of how to make the situation pay for itself:

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.

Are the same people calling over and over?
The other night there were five Word of Mouth comments taking Reinwand, Day and Metcalfe to task for their signed comments about WOM. One of the big problems with WOM is how do we know that all five comments were not made by the same person?

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 case for wild
When I was around 10 years old, my family was visiting my grandparents in Montello, Wis., (pop. 5,000). Family legend has it that my grandma sent me to the store for bread, butter and a dozen eggs. I walked to the little store on the corner of 1st and Main, bought the groceries, and proudly presented them to her. Mission accomplished. When she unpacked them, she was horrified to see that I had bought margarine instead of butter. I received a stern lecture on supporting Wisconsin dairy farmers, including all my uncles, and was sent back to the store to exchange the offending product for real Wisconsin butter. (If memory serves me, she was so mortified that she asked me not to tell the store manager who I was.)

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!

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.

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.

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.

Chugiak's shot at the buzzer stuns Juneau girls
Chugiak's Laura Hedum scored on an in-bounds pass as time ran out to give Chugiak a stunning 34-33 victory over Juneau-Douglas in Thursday's opening round of the Third Annual Lady Lynx Prep Shootout girls basketball tournament at Anchorage's Dimond High School.

Local sports briefs

Juneau boys slide by Service
After trying to match up with Service's taller lineup Thursday night, the Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball team went small to pull away for a 69-59 victory at the JDHS main gym.

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

Sports in Juneau

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

Chugiak's shot at the buzzer stuns Juneau girls
Chugiak's Laura Hedum scored on an in-bounds pass as time ran out to give Chugiak a stunning 34-33 victory over Juneau-Douglas in Thursday's opening round of the Third Annual Lady Lynx Prep Shootout girls basketball tournament at Anchorage's Dimond High School.

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.

Juneau boys slide by Service
After trying to match up with Service's taller lineup Thursday night, the Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball team went small to pull away for a 69-59 victory at the JDHS main gym.

Sports in Juneau

Local sports briefs

Local Scoreboard: Alaska State Hoops Polls

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.

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.

Sports in Juneau

Local Scoreboard: Alaska State Hoops Polls

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