Saturday, February 17, 2001

Around Town

FYI

Unusual winter brings unusual birds
Except for the last week, the winter of 2000-2001 in Southeast Alaska has been noteworthy for the lack of snow and cold weather.

Briefly

School Calendar

FYI

Weekend Best Bets
Texas songwriter Townes Van Zandt once said there were only two kinds of music, the blues and "Zip a Dee Doo Dah."

Living and Growing
This has been a tough winter in Juneau. Until recently we have had mostly dark, rainy and warmer than usual days. The weather forecast seemed to also reflect the mood of many of us. With no snow and only rain the nights are dark and it's hard to see the roadway when you drive.

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Weddings

Living and Growing
This has been a tough winter in Juneau. Until recently we have had mostly dark, rainy and warmer than usual days. The weather forecast seemed to also reflect the mood of many of us. With no snow and only rain the nights are dark and it's hard to see the roadway when you drive.

School Calendar

Unusual winter brings unusual birds
Except for the last week, the winter of 2000-2001 in Southeast Alaska has been noteworthy for the lack of snow and cold weather.

Weddings

Around Town

Weekend Best Bets
Texas songwriter Townes Van Zandt once said there were only two kinds of music, the blues and "Zip a Dee Doo Dah."

Bill spreads oil wealth to schools
Sen. Robin Taylor's plan to revamp the state's school funding system would spread financial goodies from the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta to his own Southeast Alaska district, while yanking millions in state aid and local taxes out of the North Slope Borough.

Briefly

Economist predicts more cuts in interest rates
A Salt Lake City-based economist specializing in Alaska touted the state's future in energy development on Thursday while warning that the state's labor market, like the nation's, would remain tight.

Economist predicts more cuts in interest rates
A Salt Lake City-based economist specializing in Alaska touted the state's future in energy development on Thursday while warning that the state's labor market, like the nation's, would remain tight.

Couple turns eco-tours into ticket for travel
Theresa Svancara and Jeff Sauer have turned their interests into jobs they love and a unique lifestyle.

Safety class makes taking guns into Canada easier
A Juneau resident is looking for a faster, cheaper way for Alaskans to take guns into Canada.

Couple turns eco-tours into ticket for travel
Theresa Svancara and Jeff Sauer have turned their interests into jobs they love and a unique lifestyle.

Briefly

Safety class makes taking guns into Canada easier
A Juneau resident is looking for a faster, cheaper way for Alaskans to take guns into Canada.

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

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

Bear backers push for garbage control
Two bears showed up at the city's bear committee meeting Thursday night, but the costumed high school students didn't speak.

Heritage, Deal take over Thunder Mountain Cafe
A popular eatery in the Mendenhall Valley has closed, but a restaurant and a coffee drive-thru plan to share the space and open there soon.

Bill spreads oil wealth to schools
Sen. Robin Taylor's plan to revamp the state's school funding system would spread financial goodies from the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta to his own Southeast Alaska district, while yanking millions in state aid and local taxes out of the North Slope Borough.

Heritage, Deal take over Thunder Mountain Cafe
A popular eatery in the Mendenhall Valley has closed, but a restaurant and a coffee drive-thru plan to share the space and open there soon.

Bear backers push for garbage control
Two bears showed up at the city's bear committee meeting Thursday night, but the costumed high school students didn't speak.

Was pardon abuse by Clinton also a crime?
The following editorial appeared in today's Chicago Tribune: Back in the days when he was the real, live president of the United States and various ornery prosecutors were hunting him down, you could argue that Bill Clinton should be left alone. He was the president. The nation's leader needed to focus on his job.

DIA doing well
The Douglas Indian Association is alive and doing well despite what is being said by a few dissatisfied members.

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.

Tax cut may force return to borrow-and-spend
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: To help make room for the president's proposed tax cut, the Bush administration proposes to put an unrealistically tight cap on the third of the budget subject to the annual appropriations process. The administration is right to try to impose greater discipline, but the cap it is contemplating would be much tighter than it appears (and) would take the country back to borrow-and-spend.

Tax cut may force return to borrow-and-spend
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: To help make room for the president's proposed tax cut, the Bush administration proposes to put an unrealistically tight cap on the third of the budget subject to the annual appropriations process. The administration is right to try to impose greater discipline, but the cap it is contemplating would be much tighter than it appears (and) would take the country back to borrow-and-spend.

DIA doing well
The Douglas Indian Association is alive and doing well despite what is being said by a few dissatisfied members.

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.

Was pardon abuse by Clinton also a crime?
The following editorial appeared in today's Chicago Tribune: Back in the days when he was the real, live president of the United States and various ornery prosecutors were hunting him down, you could argue that Bill Clinton should be left alone. He was the president. The nation's leader needed to focus on his job.

Tim Osmar moves into Quest lead at halfway point
DAWSON CITY, Yukon Territory -- Tim Osmar of Ninilchik took the lead at the halfway point in the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race.

Night skiing opens at Eaglecrest
Eaglecrest Ski Area will leave the lights on for all you skiers tonight, with the first Friday of night skiing of the season taking place from 4-9 p.m. tonight. Night skiing will take place on Friday nights from this weekend through the end of the season.

Boys look to get past Kings in final home games
It's homecoming weekend for the Juneau-Douglas boys basketball team, who play a two-game series against the Ketchikan Kings at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the JDHS main gym.

Girls looking for retribution without coach Hamey
The Juneau-Douglas girls basketball team will celebrate homecoming this weekend by rolling out the red carpet for the Kings of Ketchikan today.

Sports in Juneau

Girls looking for retribution without coach Hamey
The Juneau-Douglas girls basketball team will celebrate homecoming this weekend by rolling out the red carpet for the Kings of Ketchikan today.

Bonus Shot

Bonus Shot

Boys look to get past Kings in final home games
It's homecoming weekend for the Juneau-Douglas boys basketball team, who play a two-game series against the Ketchikan Kings at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the JDHS main gym.

Night skiing opens at Eaglecrest
Eaglecrest Ski Area will leave the lights on for all you skiers tonight, with the first Friday of night skiing of the season taking place from 4-9 p.m. tonight. Night skiing will take place on Friday nights from this weekend through the end of the season.

Sports in Juneau

Tim Osmar moves into Quest lead at halfway point
DAWSON CITY, Yukon Territory -- Tim Osmar of Ninilchik took the lead at the halfway point in the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race.

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