Monday, February 19, 2001

Around Town

Obituary

Around Town

Obituary

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.

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.

Forest Service considers transfer of Eagle Beach picnic area to state
The U.S. Forest Service's Juneau Ranger District recently announced it will convey the Eagle Beach Picnic Area to Alaska State Parks as part of the state selection of federal lands. It is soliciting public comment on the transfer.

Map may reshape House, Senate
JUNEAU - As lawmakers debate bills and budgets, a five-member committee is preparing to redraw Alaska's political map and perhaps the face of the Legislature itself.

Around Town

Volunteers' sweat keeps ski trails open
In big cities like Anchorage, Nordic ski trail grooming equipment has the size and power of a woolly mammoth with hydraulic components.

Briefly

Forest Service considers transfer of Eagle Beach picnic area to state
The U.S. Forest Service's Juneau Ranger District recently announced it will convey the Eagle Beach Picnic Area to Alaska State Parks as part of the state selection of federal lands. It is soliciting public comment on the transfer.

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

Volunteers' sweat keeps ski trails open
In big cities like Anchorage, Nordic ski trail grooming equipment has the size and power of a woolly mammoth with hydraulic components.

Obituaries
Milton Leonard Daugherty

Map may reshape House, Senate
JUNEAU - As lawmakers debate bills and budgets, a five-member committee is preparing to redraw Alaska's political map and perhaps the face of the Legislature itself.

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

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

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

Legislative resolve: Will it do any good?
It's an annual winter exercise for lawmakers, crafting a resolution urging Congress to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas development.

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.

Perseverance raffle winner bought last-minute ticket
Martha Stevens said the Juneau arts community has enriched her life considerably during the past 27 years. Early Sunday evening, the rewards became even greater.

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.

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.

Legislative resolve: Will it do any good?
It's an annual winter exercise for lawmakers, crafting a resolution urging Congress to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas development.

Obituaries
Milton Leonard Daugherty

Perseverance raffle winner bought last-minute ticket
Martha Stevens said the Juneau arts community has enriched her life considerably during the past 27 years. Early Sunday evening, the rewards became even greater.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

En route to another Iraq-U.S. war?
I do not usually write letters about U.S. foreign policy. But I cannot leave unchallenged the statement in Sunday's editorial (reprinted from the Washington Post) that last week's U.S.-British air strike of an Iraqi air defense station was a "welcome reinvigoration" of old foreign policy.

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.

Just the facts
I was disgusted, disheartened and disappointed to read your article on the closing of Thunder Mountain Cafe. The information in your article may have been accurate, but I cannot find the reason for pointing out every transgression by Phyllis Gilliland in the last few years. Stating that "Gilliland's reasons for closing have not been made public" would have been enough, rather than speculating on the possible causes.

Word of Mouth

Eulogy for a warrior
It does not fit into the self-image of Juneau as its haut monde dictates that image, but there are many of us who spend every Sunday morning from February to November watching big, politically incorrect American cars going round and round. For country - and a few city - boys, the internal combustion engine defined much of our lives.

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

Restore confidence in ballot with true fixes
The following editorial appeared in Sunday's Miami Herald: The television networks should stipulate from the start that, when it came to projecting the winner of the last presidential election, they blew it. CNN confronted this last week, issuing this statement: "The final judgment of news quality is that CNN's election-night coverage was a debacle."

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.

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.

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.

En route to another Iraq-U.S. war?
I do not usually write letters about U.S. foreign policy. But I cannot leave unchallenged the statement in Sunday's editorial (reprinted from the Washington Post) that last week's U.S.-British air strike of an Iraqi air defense station was a "welcome reinvigoration" of old foreign policy.

Restore confidence in ballot with true fixes
The following editorial appeared in Sunday's Miami Herald: The television networks should stipulate from the start that, when it came to projecting the winner of the last presidential election, they blew it. CNN confronted this last week, issuing this statement: "The final judgment of news quality is that CNN's election-night coverage was a debacle."

Just the facts
I was disgusted, disheartened and disappointed to read your article on the closing of Thunder Mountain Cafe. The information in your article may have been accurate, but I cannot find the reason for pointing out every transgression by Phyllis Gilliland in the last few years. Stating that "Gilliland's reasons for closing have not been made public" would have been enough, rather than speculating on the possible causes.

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.

Eulogy for a warrior
It does not fit into the self-image of Juneau as its haut monde dictates that image, but there are many of us who spend every Sunday morning from February to November watching big, politically incorrect American cars going round and round. For country - and a few city - boys, the internal combustion engine defined much of our lives.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Three battle for Quest lead
ANCHORAGE -- Three mushers were battling for the lead Sunday halfway through the 1,000-mile Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race.

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.

Clemson does in Carolina
Clemson was on an eight-game losing streak, the last of which was the Tigers' worst loss in 45 years, and held last place in the Atlantic Coast Conference with one league win.

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.

Sports in Juneau

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.

Three battle for Quest lead
ANCHORAGE -- Three mushers were battling for the lead Sunday halfway through the 1,000-mile Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race.

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.

Clemson does in Carolina
Clemson was on an eight-game losing streak, the last of which was the Tigers' worst loss in 45 years, and held last place in the Atlantic Coast Conference with one league win.

Sports in Juneau
Sunday, Feb. 18

Sports in Juneau
Sunday, Feb. 18

CONTACT US

  • Switchboard: 907-586-3740
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-586-3740
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-586-3028
  • Business Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-523-2230
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback

ADVERTISING

SUBSCRIBER SERVICES

SOCIAL NETWORKING