Sunday, February 18, 2001

Cedar and Silver
More than 50 years ago, Amos Wallace sharpened a leaf spring from an old Studebaker and started a legacy.

Cedar and Silver
More than 50 years ago, Amos Wallace sharpened a leaf spring from an old Studebaker and started a legacy.

Obituaries
Milton Leonard Daugherty

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

House cuts gas pipeline spending in supplemental budget
The House passed a supplemental budget Friday that drastically scales down urgent spending sought by Gov. Tony Knowles to promote development of a gas pipeline, inserting instead $1.5 million to lobby for oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Deaths by snowmobile continue to pile up in Alaska
Since 12-year-old Steven Patkotak of Barrow broke through lagoon ice and drowned Sept. 25, Alaska has averaged nearly one snowmobile death per week.

Fire causes damage but no injuries
A fire Saturday at a residence on Brandy Lane in the Mendenhall Valley caused an estimated $50,000 damage, a Capitol City Fire & Rescue official said.

Local riders promote safety
Juneau snowmobile enthusiasts are working with other concerned groups to promote avalanche awareness, safety and respectful riding. But that doesn't mean everybody on a snowmachine is following the rules - or basic common sense.

Local riders promote safety
Juneau snowmobile enthusiasts are working with other concerned groups to promote avalanche awareness, safety and respectful riding. But that doesn't mean everybody on a snowmachine is following the rules - or basic common sense.

In support of assisted suicide
Scholar and activist Hugh Gallagher believes that the time of death is a matter for the person nearing it - not a matter for government, doctors, family or friends.

Briefly

Options for rerouting downtown traffic
A consultant hired by the state developed 12 proposals to ease traffic congestion on the mainland side of the Douglas Bridge, but recommended only four.

A new way around downtown
The state's preferred solution for easing congestion near the Douglas Bridge would divert some traffic from Egan Drive to Glacier Avenue and convert portions of those streets into one-way zones.

Around Town

House cuts gas pipeline spending in supplemental budget
The House passed a supplemental budget Friday that drastically scales down urgent spending sought by Gov. Tony Knowles to promote development of a gas pipeline, inserting instead $1.5 million to lobby for oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Briefly

Deaths by snowmobile continue to pile up in Alaska
Since 12-year-old Steven Patkotak of Barrow broke through lagoon ice and drowned Sept. 25, Alaska has averaged nearly one snowmobile death per week.

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

In support of assisted suicide
Scholar and activist Hugh Gallagher believes that the time of death is a matter for the person nearing it - not a matter for government, doctors, family or friends.

Options for rerouting downtown traffic
A consultant hired by the state developed 12 proposals to ease traffic congestion on the mainland side of the Douglas Bridge, but recommended only four.

Fire causes damage but no injuries
A fire Saturday at a residence on Brandy Lane in the Mendenhall Valley caused an estimated $50,000 damage, a Capitol City Fire & Rescue official said.

Obituaries
Milton Leonard Daugherty

Around Town

A new way around downtown
The state's preferred solution for easing congestion near the Douglas Bridge would divert some traffic from Egan Drive to Glacier Avenue and convert portions of those streets into one-way zones.

Word of Mouth

My Turn: Taku road study would waste time, money
Over the years, there have been various proposals to build a road from Juneau up the Taku River Valley to the existing road system in B.C., Canada. In my opinion, people who make these proposals are unfamiliar with the entire Taku River Valley ecosystem and the adjoining Taku Inlet area at tidewater.

Getting serious in Iraq
The U.S. and British airstrikes against military targets in Iraq on Friday represent a welcome reinvigoration of an existing policy that had been allowed to slide. They're no substitute for the new policy that the Bush administration will have to formulate; they don't, in and of themselves, threaten Saddam Hussein.

Word of Mouth

Capital Notebook: What's going on behind closed doors?
Closed-door caucuses continue to be a partisan issue in the Legislature. The Republican majorities in the House and Senate meet regularly in private. Democrats, who complain about it, have been holding open caucuses.

Riding off into the sunset as McMurdo prepares for winter
I left Antarctica on a day much like the one I arrived on -clear blue sky and the sun sparkling brightly off the ice.

Capital Notebook: What's going on behind closed doors?
Closed-door caucuses continue to be a partisan issue in the Legislature. The Republican majorities in the House and Senate meet regularly in private. Democrats, who complain about it, have been holding open caucuses.

My Turn: Taku road study would waste time, money
Over the years, there have been various proposals to build a road from Juneau up the Taku River Valley to the existing road system in B.C., Canada. In my opinion, people who make these proposals are unfamiliar with the entire Taku River Valley ecosystem and the adjoining Taku Inlet area at tidewater.

Riding off into the sunset as McMurdo prepares for winter
I left Antarctica on a day much like the one I arrived on -clear blue sky and the sun sparkling brightly off the ice.

Letter: Count the military in state redistricting
A committee appointed by our governor, the leadership in the Legislature and judges will soon decide the reapportionment of voting districts within Alaska. Those areas with the most growth are to get

Getting serious in Iraq
The U.S. and British airstrikes against military targets in Iraq on Friday represent a welcome reinvigoration of an existing policy that had been allowed to slide. They're no substitute for the new policy that the Bush administration will have to formulate; they don't, in and of themselves, threaten Saddam Hussein.

Letter: Count the military in state redistricting
A committee appointed by our governor, the leadership in the Legislature and judges will soon decide the reapportionment of voting districts within Alaska. Those areas with the most growth are to get

Break gives armchair mushers chance to weigh favorites
When mushers hit Dawson City on Friday, the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race kicked down a notch.

Stevens ends Ketchikan's unbeaten reign with K.O.
Heading into the final heavyweight bout in Friday night's 'King of the Ring' roughhouse boxing event at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall, Ketchikan boxers had not lost a fight all night.

Murphy's treys lead Bear girls to a split with arch-rival Ketchikan
Kacie Murphy was on fire from the 3-point line Saturday night and she ignited the Juneau-Douglas girls basketball team to a thrilling 51-43 victory over region rival Ketchikan.

Sports in Juneau
Sunday, Feb. 18

Sports in Juneau
Sunday, Feb. 18

Break gives armchair mushers chance to weigh favorites
When mushers hit Dawson City on Friday, the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race kicked down a notch.

Juneau boys cruise past Ketchikan in final home games of the season
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball team made a statement to the rest of the Region V-Class 4A teams by claiming a pair of lopsided victories over Ketchikan as the Crimson Bears headed into the meat of their region schedule.

Murphy's treys lead Bear girls to a split with arch-rival Ketchikan
Kacie Murphy was on fire from the 3-point line Saturday night and she ignited the Juneau-Douglas girls basketball team to a thrilling 51-43 victory over region rival Ketchikan.

Juneau boys cruise past Ketchikan in final home games of the season
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball team made a statement to the rest of the Region V-Class 4A teams by claiming a pair of lopsided victories over Ketchikan as the Crimson Bears headed into the meat of their region schedule.

Stevens ends Ketchikan's unbeaten reign with K.O.
Heading into the final heavyweight bout in Friday night's 'King of the Ring' roughhouse boxing event at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall, Ketchikan boxers had not lost a fight all night.

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