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Monday, February 12, 2001

Around Town

Around Town

A day in the life of Green's Creek
Every morning and every evening of every day, about 100 people head to a dock near the Auke Bay ferry terminal for one of the most unusual commutes in Southeast Alaska.

A day in the life of Green's Creek
Every morning and every evening of every day, about 100 people head to a dock near the Auke Bay ferry terminal for one of the most unusual commutes in Southeast Alaska.

Kelly wants early moose season so kids can hunt
A Fairbanks Republican has introduced a bill aimed at creating special hunting seasons before the start of the school year so children can join adults in pursuit of big game.

Briefly

Are women paid fairly?
Two Republican lawmakers want to know why women who work for the state make less money on average than men.

Obituary
John E. Shibley

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

Perkins resigns from job
Dwight Perkins, a top official at the Alaska Department of Labor for most of the past six years, resigned Friday after being sentenced to community work service, probation and counseling for a misdemeanor harassment conviction.

State traffic accidents up 8.8 percent in 1999
A report recently issued by the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities shows traffic accidents in the state increased significantly in 1999.

Judge won't disconnect local phone order
In another reversal in a see-saw telecommunications battle that has lasted nearly four years, a Superior Court judge has refused to stay an interconnection order calling for local phone competition in Juneau and Fairbanks.

Angoon hydro project plans flowing smoothly
Angoon is one step closer to weaning itself from expensive diesel-generated electricity.

Raven suffers window pain
Lunch-hour customers were surprised by a raven that slammed into a storefront window Thursday at The Udder Culture, but the young manager on duty did not have a cow.

Bill questions use of air miles
Rep. Andrew Halcro still talks about the day last year he overheard ticket agents at a Juneau airline counter redeeming frequent flyer miles for a state commissioner.

State traffic accidents up 8.8 percent in 1999
A report recently issued by the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities shows traffic accidents in the state increased significantly in 1999.

Quest off to good start
WHITEHORSE, Yukon Territory - Thirty-one mushers embarked Sunday on the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race, a 1,000-mile competition mushers say is tougher than the better-known Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

JDHS wins ocean sciences competition
Juneau-Douglas High School students have won the Alaska ocean sciences bowl for the third year in a row. Dimond High in Anchorage placed second, followed by Seward High.

Raven suffers window pain
Lunch-hour customers were surprised by a raven that slammed into a storefront window Thursday at The Udder Culture, but the young manager on duty did not have a cow.

Are women paid fairly?
Two Republican lawmakers want to know why women who work for the state make less money on average than men.

JDHS wins ocean sciences competition
Juneau-Douglas High School students have won the Alaska ocean sciences bowl for the third year in a row. Dimond High in Anchorage placed second, followed by Seward High.

Briefly

Bill questions use of air miles
Rep. Andrew Halcro still talks about the day last year he overheard ticket agents at a Juneau airline counter redeeming frequent flyer miles for a state commissioner.

Around Town

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

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

Quest off to good start
WHITEHORSE, Yukon Territory - Thirty-one mushers embarked Sunday on the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race, a 1,000-mile competition mushers say is tougher than the better-known Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

Former Juneau student part of 'Hannibal' menu
Duff Mitchell is not in the least surprised that a four-eyed kid he knew from Capitol School is now the toast of Hollywood, starring in the newly released gourmet cannibalism flick, "Hannibal."

Angoon hydro project plans flowing smoothly
Angoon is one step closer to weaning itself from expensive diesel-generated electricity.

Kelly wants early moose season so kids can hunt
A Fairbanks Republican has introduced a bill aimed at creating special hunting seasons before the start of the school year so children can join adults in pursuit of big game.

Briefly

Around Town

Former Juneau student part of 'Hannibal' menu
Duff Mitchell is not in the least surprised that a four-eyed kid he knew from Capitol School is now the toast of Hollywood, starring in the newly released gourmet cannibalism flick, "Hannibal."

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

Judge won't disconnect local phone order
In another reversal in a see-saw telecommunications battle that has lasted nearly four years, a Superior Court judge has refused to stay an interconnection order calling for local phone competition in Juneau and Fairbanks.

Obituary
John E. Shibley

Perkins resigns from job
Dwight Perkins, a top official at the Alaska Department of Labor for most of the past six years, resigned Friday after being sentenced to community work service, probation and counseling for a misdemeanor harassment conviction.

Briefly

Literary purists are invited to just pass over Word of Mouth
At times I get "opinion" fatigue when reading but another article blasting the Juneau Empire about its Word of Mouth column. The same rhetoric is used time after time. Labels like stupid, redundant, dishonorable, inaccurate, whining, half-baked, and warped have been attached to this novelty every since the Empire started publishing it.

Letter: Volunteers needed
Regarding the Juneau Volunteer Fire Department looking for people to serve Juneau as firefighters: I joined the Juneau Department 27 years ago when I was 19.

Hold minimum wage
Labor costs are one of the two most significant parts of my operating budget, and raising the wage rate again would have a very negative effect on my business.

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.

Bravo to CBJ
Last week the CBJ passed a resolution encouraging the sale of wild salmon over farmed. Some believe this action limits the choices of local business owners, but that just isn't true. There is no force of law behind the resolution, and the Assembly has not called for a boycott farmed fish.

Bravo to CBJ
Last week the CBJ passed a resolution encouraging the sale of wild salmon over farmed. Some believe this action limits the choices of local business owners, but that just isn't true. There is no force of law behind the resolution, and the Assembly has not called for a boycott farmed fish.

Airport balancing act
For eight years, the Clinton administration watched without taking significant action as the nation's air passenger and air cargo system began to clog.

My Turn: California's power company claims don't hold up
Recently there have been several articles in the Empire on the burgeoning "energy crisis" in California.

Letter: Everything possible
I wish to respond to the Word of Mouth caller who loved Perseverance Theatre's "Fry Tales" but wished that there were cheaper tickets in town for events.

Alaska's voting system 'has great merit'
Lt. Gov. Fran Ulmer was feeling pretty good about Alaska's election performance after returning from a convention of the National Association of Secretaries of State.

Snowmachine safety
The following editorial appeared in today's Anchorage Daily News: The headlines pile up: "Avalanche kills snowmachiner," "Rescuers dig out 2nd body," "2 survive avalanche by inches."

Airport balancing act
For eight years, the Clinton administration watched without taking significant action as the nation's air passenger and air cargo system began to clog.

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.

Letter: Fog, frog, whatever
OK, in my smart-alecky letter the other day I erroneously referred to Mel Torm as the "Golden Fog." That is a term used by some of his friends and colleagues to describe Robert Redford.

Alaska's voting system 'has great merit'
Lt. Gov. Fran Ulmer was feeling pretty good about Alaska's election performance after returning from a convention of the National Association of Secretaries of State.

Letter: Meeting on downtown traffic this Monday
Recently I attended a DOTPF presentation on the planned improvements to the 10th and Egan intersection and Douglas Bridge, probably both the most important and the least functional intersection in town. This intersection has congestion at peak periods and a relatively high accident rate.

Letter: Fog, frog, whatever
OK, in my smart-alecky letter the other day I erroneously referred to Mel Torm as the "Golden Fog." That is a term used by some of his friends and colleagues to describe Robert Redford.

Letter: Right to work
I, as an employee, currently do not have the right to seek employment at most, if not all, union shops in Alaska.

Letter: Right to work
I, as an employee, currently do not have the right to seek employment at most, if not all, union shops in Alaska.

Letter: Everything possible
I wish to respond to the Word of Mouth caller who loved Perseverance Theatre's "Fry Tales" but wished that there were cheaper tickets in town for events.

Letter: Good healthy food
The CBJ Assembly recently adopted a resolution urging Juneau stores to carry locally harvested rather than farmed fish.

Letter: Good healthy food
The CBJ Assembly recently adopted a resolution urging Juneau stores to carry locally harvested rather than farmed fish.

My Turn: Wild salmon are more nutritious and safer
I am a local commercial fisherman in Juneau and I've been following the recent comments about how some people would prefer farmed salmon over locally caught wild salmon and their reasons for their choice.

Letter: Volunteers needed
Regarding the Juneau Volunteer Fire Department looking for people to serve Juneau as firefighters: I joined the Juneau Department 27 years ago when I was 19.

Hold minimum wage
Labor costs are one of the two most significant parts of my operating budget, and raising the wage rate again would have a very negative effect on my business.

My Turn: Wild salmon are more nutritious and safer
I am a local commercial fisherman in Juneau and I've been following the recent comments about how some people would prefer farmed salmon over locally caught wild salmon and their reasons for their choice.

Literary purists are invited to just pass over Word of Mouth
At times I get "opinion" fatigue when reading but another article blasting the Juneau Empire about its Word of Mouth column. The same rhetoric is used time after time. Labels like stupid, redundant, dishonorable, inaccurate, whining, half-baked, and warped have been attached to this novelty every since the Empire started publishing it.

Word of Mouth

Snowmachine safety
The following editorial appeared in today's Anchorage Daily News: The headlines pile up: "Avalanche kills snowmachiner," "Rescuers dig out 2nd body," "2 survive avalanche by inches."

Word of Mouth

My Turn: California's power company claims don't hold up
Recently there have been several articles in the Empire on the burgeoning "energy crisis" in California.

Letter: Meeting on downtown traffic this Monday
Recently I attended a DOTPF presentation on the planned improvements to the 10th and Egan intersection and Douglas Bridge, probably both the most important and the least functional intersection in town. This intersection has congestion at peak periods and a relatively high accident rate.

Sports in Juneau

Boozers consider lawsuit over bottle-throwing incident
Two weeks after suffering a concussion because of debris thrown by students after the Duke-Maryland basketball game, former Juneau resident Renee Boozer is considering taking the University of Maryland to court for negligence. Meanwhile, the school is trying to negotiate a settlement, several newspapers reported Saturday.

Sports in Juneau
Sunday, Feb. 11

Juneau girls take fourth in Prep Shootout
The Juneau-Douglas girls basketball team needed a miracle buzzer-beater in regulation and an overtime period to beat Service 38-36 Saturday, giving the Crimson Bears fourth place in the Third Annual Lady Lynx Prep Shootout at Anchorage's Dimond High School.

Juneau girls take fourth in Prep Shootout
The Juneau-Douglas girls basketball team needed a miracle buzzer-beater in regulation and an overtime period to beat Service 38-36 Saturday, giving the Crimson Bears fourth place in the Third Annual Lady Lynx Prep Shootout at Anchorage's Dimond High School.

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau
Sunday, Feb. 11

Boozers consider lawsuit over bottle-throwing incident
Two weeks after suffering a concussion because of debris thrown by students after the Duke-Maryland basketball game, former Juneau resident Renee Boozer is considering taking the University of Maryland to court for negligence. Meanwhile, the school is trying to negotiate a settlement, several newspapers reported Saturday.

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