Tuesday, February 13, 2001

Tax breaks help remodels happen
It was a family reunion of sorts as many MacKinnons toured the building bearing the family name.

In the Tank

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Business Profile

In the Tank

Tax breaks help remodels happen
It was a family reunion of sorts as many MacKinnons toured the building bearing the family name.

Business Profile

Around Town

Around Town

Around Town

Around Town

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

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

Legislature 2001: Capitol move bill gets nudge
Two Anchorage Republicans made a pitch to move legislative sessions out of Juneau today, saying the Capitol is too small and unsafe and that most Alaskans don't have access to their representatives in the Legislature.

From Addis Ababa to Alaska
Although Mahlet, Eyerusalem and Ashenafi enjoy sledding and building snowmen, they sometimes balk at all the clothing they're required to don before playing in their Tee Harbor yard.

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.

Junker roundup wins OK
If you own a junk car, you can get rid of it during the next five weeks for only 50 bucks, thanks to a city Junkbuster's plan endorsed by a Juneau Assembly work session on Monday.

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.

Up to six inches of fluffy stuff on its way
Although the National Weather Service gave out storm warnings early today, the agency adjusted its predictions by mid-morning.

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

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

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.

Briefly

Briefly

Legislature 2001: Capitol move bill gets nudge
Two Anchorage Republicans made a pitch to move legislative sessions out of Juneau today, saying the Capitol is too small and unsafe and that most Alaskans don't have access to their representatives in the Legislature.

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

Briefly

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

Briefly

Up to six inches of fluffy stuff on its way
Although the National Weather Service gave out storm warnings early today, the agency adjusted its predictions by mid-morning.

From Addis Ababa to Alaska
Although Mahlet, Eyerusalem and Ashenafi enjoy sledding and building snowmen, they sometimes balk at all the clothing they're required to don before playing in their Tee Harbor yard.

Junker roundup wins OK
If you own a junk car, you can get rid of it during the next five weeks for only 50 bucks, thanks to a city Junkbuster's plan endorsed by a Juneau Assembly work session on Monday.

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.

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.

Hot air by any other name is still hot air
Shame on Jerry Reinwand for trying to bully the Empire into closing Word of Mouth. Mr. Reinwand is a paid lobbyist and a very good one. He makes big money from at least nine different clients, including the alcohol industry in Alaska and one of the unions.

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."

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.

Short-term needs call for drilling Alaska oil
Hank Lentfer's suggestion (Feb. 2) to keep ANWR's oil in the ground as a strategy to combat global warming is a little like outlawing supermarkets in an effort to help overeaters - in theory it could help achieve the desired result, but at what cost?

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
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.

Good advice on salmon
It is important that the specific details of the city assembly's wild salmon resolution not become distorted amid the name-calling that has followed.

Good advice on salmon
It is important that the specific details of the city assembly's wild salmon resolution not become distorted amid the name-calling that has followed.

Support for new DIA tribal council
As elders of the Douglas Indian Association, we want to express our unhappiness with the recent letter submitted by Dorothy Zura. She says her "concern" is still for the youth and elderly, but her actions and that of other outgoing DIA council members tell us otherwise.

Hot air by any other name is still hot air
Shame on Jerry Reinwand for trying to bully the Empire into closing Word of Mouth. Mr. Reinwand is a paid lobbyist and a very good one. He makes big money from at least nine different clients, including the alcohol industry in Alaska and one of the unions.

Another side to shellfish farming debate
In recent letters, potential aquatic geoduck farmers have presented a misleading set of facts on the recent aquatic farming debate. The Southeast Alaska Regional Dive Fisheries Association (SARDFA) would like to expose the other side of the issue.

Support for new DIA tribal council
As elders of the Douglas Indian Association, we want to express our unhappiness with the recent letter submitted by Dorothy Zura. She says her "concern" is still for the youth and elderly, but her actions and that of other outgoing DIA council members tell us otherwise.

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."

Short-term needs call for drilling Alaska oil
Hank Lentfer's suggestion (Feb. 2) to keep ANWR's oil in the ground as a strategy to combat global warming is a little like outlawing supermarkets in an effort to help overeaters - in theory it could help achieve the desired result, but at what cost?

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.

Another side to shellfish farming debate
In recent letters, potential aquatic geoduck farmers have presented a misleading set of facts on the recent aquatic farming debate. The Southeast Alaska Regional Dive Fisheries Association (SARDFA) would like to expose the other side of the issue.

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.

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.

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.

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

Kleedehn leading Quest teams
BRAEBURN, Yukon Territory -- William Kleedehn of Carcross, Yukon was leading the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race on Monday, the first full day of competition in the 1,000 mile race.

Kleedehn leading Quest teams
BRAEBURN, Yukon Territory -- William Kleedehn of Carcross, Yukon was leading the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race on Monday, the first full day of competition in the 1,000 mile race.

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