Thursday, February 15, 2001

Pet of the week

Around Town

Weddings

Pet of the week

Honor roll
The following is the honor roll at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School for the most recent term of the 2000-2001 school year. An asterick denotes the "All A" Honor Roll

'Pilot error' not always what it seems
I have spent the last several weeks looking up accidents on the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Web site. A couple of things surprised me about the data that I read.

'Pilot error' not always what it seems
I have spent the last several weeks looking up accidents on the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Web site. A couple of things surprised me about the data that I read.

Weddings

Around Town

Around Town

Around Town

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Honor roll
The following is the honor roll at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School for the most recent term of the 2000-2001 school year. An asterick denotes the "All A" Honor Roll

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Magic, music and adventures of Potato Chip Boy at concert
"T he Adventures of Potato Chip Boy" may be a little too hard for adults to understand, but kids don't seem to have a problem.

Creator of 'Inspector Monk' to speak in Juneau
Anne Perry has gone back in time, but she's never been to Alaska. Until now.

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Magic, music and adventures of Potato Chip Boy at concert
"T he Adventures of Potato Chip Boy" may be a little too hard for adults to understand, but kids don't seem to have a problem.

Creator of 'Inspector Monk' to speak in Juneau
Anne Perry has gone back in time, but she's never been to Alaska. Until now.

Blues guitarist Joel Bergsbaken
Wisconsin Slim: Dressed in a vintage double-breasted suit and armed with his Dobro guitar, Joel Bergsbaken, aka Wisconsin Slim, set up his decidedly unique drum kit at the Alaskan Bar's open mike recently and launched into a 60-year-old Mississippi Fred McDowell tune. Working the kick-drum pedals with both feet to pound out a counter-rhythm, singing, plucking and drawing an old socket over the strings as a slide, "Slim" soon had the dance floor hopping.

Blues guitarist Joel Bergsbaken
Wisconsin Slim: Dressed in a vintage double-breasted suit and armed with his Dobro guitar, Joel Bergsbaken, aka Wisconsin Slim, set up his decidedly unique drum kit at the Alaskan Bar's open mike recently and launched into a 60-year-old Mississippi Fred McDowell tune. Working the kick-drum pedals with both feet to pound out a counter-rhythm, singing, plucking and drawing an old socket over the strings as a slide, "Slim" soon had the dance floor hopping.

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Hamlet
Murders and duels, insanity and intrigue, feasts and funerals at the Castle Elsinore. "Hamlet" has all that and more.

Calendar

Hamlet
Murders and duels, insanity and intrigue, feasts and funerals at the Castle Elsinore. "Hamlet" has all that and more.

Calendar

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

Storm nearly trips up Cupid
"You got any roses - red roses?" The question rings in the background, registered in a nervously loud male voice, as Wayne Bundy tries to talk on the phone.

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Ogan holds up natural gas bill
Gov. Tony Knowles and Rep. Joe Green have introduced bills allowing the governor to negotiate a package of deferred taxes and royalties with a developer of a natural gas project.

GOP budget: Keep status quo, but no extra cash for villages
The Republican majority in the Legislature appears ready to fund most existing state services but little in the way of new or expanded programs, especially those aimed mostly at rural areas.

Educators appeal for exit exam delay
Top state education officials today urged a panel of lawmakers to push back the effective date of a high school competency test, saying teachers and students aren't ready for the high-stakes exam.

Corrections

Land swap near ski area raises worries at city hall
City officials are concerned that a land swap giving an Angoon family title to a parcel near the Eaglecrest Ski Area leaves unsettled whether city land use regulations will apply.

Head tax to pay for dock, trails
Cruise ship passengers visiting Juneau this summer will spring for some new services and projects for city residents. The Passenger Fee Proceeds Committee met Tuesday to put the final touches on a wish list for fiscal year 2002 that spends $2.57 million out of an expected $2.6 million in revenues.

Sewage plant super pleads innocent in tampering case
Mendenhall sewage treatment plant superintendent Andrew Bronson pleaded innocent Wednesday to two felony counts of violating the federal Clean Water Act in his capacity as wastewater utility superintendent in 1998. He was arraigned in U.S. District Court in Anchorage. The trial is set for April 23.

Educators appeal for exit exam delay
Top state education officials today urged a panel of lawmakers to push back the effective date of a high school competency test, saying teachers and students aren't ready for the high-stakes exam.

State willing to soften shellfish rules
The state will change some of its proposed regulations for shellfish farming in response to an industry outcry that the rules made it too hard to get permits.

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

Towns scramble for barge service
The shutdown of a barge company that served Southeast Alaska for 38 years is affecting schools, hardware stores and cold storage plants in many of the region's small towns and villages.

Towns scramble for barge service
The shutdown of a barge company that served Southeast Alaska for 38 years is affecting schools, hardware stores and cold storage plants in many of the region's small towns and villages.

Snow yields body shop bumper crop
This week's snowfall knocked out power, delayed school buses, and sent errant drivers into ditches and their cars to area auto body shops.

GOP budget: Keep status quo, but no extra cash for villages
The Republican majority in the Legislature appears ready to fund most existing state services but little in the way of new or expanded programs, especially those aimed mostly at rural areas.

Storm nearly trips up Cupid
"You got any roses - red roses?" The question rings in the background, registered in a nervously loud male voice, as Wayne Bundy tries to talk on the phone.

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

State willing to soften shellfish rules
The state will change some of its proposed regulations for shellfish farming in response to an industry outcry that the rules made it too hard to get permits.

Head tax to pay for dock, trails
Cruise ship passengers visiting Juneau this summer will spring for some new services and projects for city residents. The Passenger Fee Proceeds Committee met Tuesday to put the final touches on a wish list for fiscal year 2002 that spends $2.57 million out of an expected $2.6 million in revenues.

Sewage plant super pleads innocent in tampering case
Mendenhall sewage treatment plant superintendent Andrew Bronson pleaded innocent Wednesday to two felony counts of violating the federal Clean Water Act in his capacity as wastewater utility superintendent in 1998. He was arraigned in U.S. District Court in Anchorage. The trial is set for April 23.

Ogan holds up natural gas bill
Gov. Tony Knowles and Rep. Joe Green have introduced bills allowing the governor to negotiate a package of deferred taxes and royalties with a developer of a natural gas project.

Land swap near ski area raises worries at city hall
City officials are concerned that a land swap giving an Angoon family title to a parcel near the Eaglecrest Ski Area leaves unsettled whether city land use regulations will apply.

Corrections

House bill would create task force for new roads
Juneau's two representatives split their votes on a roads bill that passed the state House on Wednesday.

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Snow yields body shop bumper crop
This week's snowfall knocked out power, delayed school buses, and sent errant drivers into ditches and their cars to area auto body shops.

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Briefly

House bill would create task force for new roads
Juneau's two representatives split their votes on a roads bill that passed the state House on Wednesday.

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

A good plan for dealing with abandoned cars
Some drivers' relationships with their vehicles may be a love story, but if your clunker becomes a junker, you may not care what can be said about a car that died.

Outstanding teachers
One Word of Mouth caller, the parent of a Mendenhall River Elementary School first-grader, claims to "spend hundreds of hours at a local elementary school, but rarely sees teachers working." The anonymous caller also claims to know the average salary of "well-compensated' teachers in Alaska. Unlike the unidentified caller, my husband and I are not experts on the contracts or salaries of Alaskan teachers. However, having nine children ranging in age from 2 to 24, we have spent some time in Juneau schools and have had an experience entirely different from the nameless caller.

Significant changes proposed downtown
On Monday night, the state Department of Transportation held a very well-attended public meeting for my neighborhood concerning the 10th and Egan intersection, including the Juneau-Douglas bridge.

Go see 'Gypsy'
George Rogers was right (Letter to the Editor, Empire, Jan. 31). Go see "Gypsy!" See Karen Cross before she leaves Juneau.

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.

Folk Festival ahead
In the midst of larger amounts of snow finally falling and winter feeling like it has at last arrived, applications recently have been received to sign up for the annual Alaska Folk Festival, which is a sign of spring ahead.

Folk Festival ahead
In the midst of larger amounts of snow finally falling and winter feeling like it has at last arrived, applications recently have been received to sign up for the annual Alaska Folk Festival, which is a sign of spring ahead.

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.

A good plan for dealing with abandoned cars
Some drivers' relationships with their vehicles may be a love story, but if your clunker becomes a junker, you may not care what can be said about a car that died.

Pesticides and salmon
The following is excerpted from an editorial that appeared in Tuesday's Seattle Post-Intelligencer: A lawsuit filed against the Environmental Protection Agency over its alleged failure to address the impacts of pesticide on salmon may open a difficult new chapter in the effort to save the fish.

Don't experiment with caribou herd
As a retired biologist who spent many years studying North Slope caribou, I would like to comment on what we have learned about caribou and oil in the Arctic, and how that information should affect decisions on whether to lease part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Navy should give details of sub tragedy now
The following editorial appeared in today's San Jose Mercury News: It was a horrible accident - a heart-wrenching coincidence that the U.S. submarine Greeneville surged to the surface at the very spot where a Japanese fishing boat carrying 13 high school students was coasting near Hawaii.

The Clinton indulgences
The following editorial appeared in Tuesday's Washington Post: The more that is learned about some of the pardons former President Clinton granted on his final day in office - particularly the pardon of fugitive financier Marc Rich - the more it appears that they constituted a major abuse of the pardon power.

Outstanding teachers
One Word of Mouth caller, the parent of a Mendenhall River Elementary School first-grader, claims to "spend hundreds of hours at a local elementary school, but rarely sees teachers working." The anonymous caller also claims to know the average salary of "well-compensated' teachers in Alaska. Unlike the unidentified caller, my husband and I are not experts on the contracts or salaries of Alaskan teachers. However, having nine children ranging in age from 2 to 24, we have spent some time in Juneau schools and have had an experience entirely different from the nameless caller.

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.

Don't experiment with caribou herd
As a retired biologist who spent many years studying North Slope caribou, I would like to comment on what we have learned about caribou and oil in the Arctic, and how that information should affect decisions on whether to lease part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Go see 'Gypsy'
George Rogers was right (Letter to the Editor, Empire, Jan. 31). Go see "Gypsy!" See Karen Cross before she leaves Juneau.

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 Clinton indulgences
The following editorial appeared in Tuesday's Washington Post: The more that is learned about some of the pardons former President Clinton granted on his final day in office - particularly the pardon of fugitive financier Marc Rich - the more it appears that they constituted a major abuse of the pardon power.

Pesticides and salmon
The following is excerpted from an editorial that appeared in Tuesday's Seattle Post-Intelligencer: A lawsuit filed against the Environmental Protection Agency over its alleged failure to address the impacts of pesticide on salmon may open a difficult new chapter in the effort to save the fish.

Navy should give details of sub tragedy now
The following editorial appeared in today's San Jose Mercury News: It was a horrible accident - a heart-wrenching coincidence that the U.S. submarine Greeneville surged to the surface at the very spot where a Japanese fishing boat carrying 13 high school students was coasting near Hawaii.

Significant changes proposed downtown
On Monday night, the state Department of Transportation held a very well-attended public meeting for my neighborhood concerning the 10th and Egan intersection, including the Juneau-Douglas bridge.

Local Scoreboard: Region V Standings

Errant dog holds Grilliot back
CARMACKS, Yukon Territory -- Doug Grilliot was pleased. His dogs were moving along at an efficient clip, resting and eating well and hanging with the leaders of the 2001 Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race.

Sports in Juneau

Virginia upsets No. 3 Duke
Is a game worth waiting in line for four days to get tickets? Ask any Virginia fan who was on hand for the Cavaliers' upset of Duke, and the answer would be a resounding yes.

Ketchikan boys take second in First City Prep Shootout
The Ketchikan High School boys basketball team took second place in its own First City Prep Shootout on Saturday, dropping a 57-32 decision to the Soldotna Stars in the championship game at Ketchikan High School's Clarke Cochrane Gymnasium.

Boxing hits ANB Hall on Friday
Roughhouse boxing hits Juneau once again at 7 p.m. Friday at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall.

Yukon Quest teams head for Dawson with Kleedehn in lead
PELLY CROSSING, Yukon Territory -- Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race officials were waiting Thursday morning for word on race leaders from volunteers staffing a dog drop at Stewart River.

Sports in Juneau

Local Scoreboard: Region V Standings

Yukon Quest teams head for Dawson with Kleedehn in lead
PELLY CROSSING, Yukon Territory -- Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race officials were waiting Thursday morning for word on race leaders from volunteers staffing a dog drop at Stewart River.

Ketchikan boys take second in First City Prep Shootout
The Ketchikan High School boys basketball team took second place in its own First City Prep Shootout on Saturday, dropping a 57-32 decision to the Soldotna Stars in the championship game at Ketchikan High School's Clarke Cochrane Gymnasium.

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

Local Scoreboard: Alaska State Hoops Polls
ALASKA STATE HOOPS POLLS

Errant dog holds Grilliot back
CARMACKS, Yukon Territory -- Doug Grilliot was pleased. His dogs were moving along at an efficient clip, resting and eating well and hanging with the leaders of the 2001 Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race.

Virginia upsets No. 3 Duke
Is a game worth waiting in line for four days to get tickets? Ask any Virginia fan who was on hand for the Cavaliers' upset of Duke, and the answer would be a resounding yes.

Boxing hits ANB Hall on Friday
Roughhouse boxing hits Juneau once again at 7 p.m. Friday at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall.

Local Scoreboard: Alaska State Hoops Polls
ALASKA STATE HOOPS POLLS

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