Wednesday, February 21, 2001

On the Move

Million-dollar homes hit market
For sale: 4,250 square feet of hand-built home with a "million-dollar" view. Yours for only $990,000.

Tokyo gas company executive says Japan looking to Alaska for gas supply
ANCHORAGE - A Japanese gas company official says Alaska's untapped gas reserves could be a key source of supply to the Asian market in 10 years.

On the Move

Business Profile

Tokyo gas company executive says Japan looking to Alaska for gas supply
ANCHORAGE - A Japanese gas company official says Alaska's untapped gas reserves could be a key source of supply to the Asian market in 10 years.

Business Profile

Million-dollar homes hit market
For sale: 4,250 square feet of hand-built home with a "million-dollar" view. Yours for only $990,000.

Briefly

In the Tank

Briefly

In the Tank

Steps in choosing a practitioner
So you have a health problem. How do you decide who to go to? In the U.S., it is most common to initially go to the family doctor, who is probably a general practitioner of Western medicine. They might then refer you to a specialist for your condition. But according to studies, Americans are increasingly seeking out alternatives to the mainstream Western medicine route.

AROUND TOWN

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Thank You

Thank You

Steps in choosing a practitioner
So you have a health problem. How do you decide who to go to? In the U.S., it is most common to initially go to the family doctor, who is probably a general practitioner of Western medicine. They might then refer you to a specialist for your condition. But according to studies, Americans are increasingly seeking out alternatives to the mainstream Western medicine route.

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Around Town

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AROUND TOWN

Around Town

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

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

Study: Northern gas line would cost the most
While it's unclear when ground will be broken on a natural gas project, one would-be developer tried to bury a rival pipeline plan Monday.

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Charred home, Army hospital finds new life as a B-and-B
A historic Skagway home has risen from the ashes to become a bed-and-breakfast that will be featured later this month on a national television network.

Kenai men take wheel at Chevy dealership
A pair of Kenai men have bought Juneau's Chevrolet dealership.

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

Board shifts semesters for the next school year
Next year's public school calendar will have about the same number of days in the first and second semesters under a change approved by the Juneau School Board on Tuesday.

Haines company finds tour-guiding niche in other countries
A Haines guiding and climbing company is expanding its operations to include more adventure travel trips to exotic places around the world.

Eaglecrest road quarry wins OK
The Juneau Planning Commission has approved plans to create a city-owned rock quarry on Fish Creek Road, also known as Eaglecrest Road. It also OK'd plans for a new bus turnaround near Marine Park.

City may give break to pulltabs
The Juneau Assembly must decide whether to seek all of the nearly $1 million the city is owed by three gaming groups. But for now, it is not going after most of the nonprofit organizations that benefited from the pulltab operations in dispute.

Legislature 2001: Time to crack down on huffing?
A Bethel lawmaker is urging the Legislature to criminalize inhalant abuse, saying the practice has reached "rampant" proportions in Alaska and made addicts of children as young as 5.

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Police chief: Local crime below national average
Juneau has far less serious crime than many other communities of the same size, according to Police Chief Mel Personett.

Briefly

Murkowski welcomes post-Clinton era, resource development within Alaska
U.S. Sen. Frank Murkowski brought glad tidings to the Alaska Capitol today about the state's resource-development prospects in Washington, D.C.

City may give break to pulltabs
The Juneau Assembly must decide whether to seek all of the nearly $1 million the city is owed by three gaming groups. But for now, it is not going after most of the nonprofit organizations that benefited from the pulltab operations in dispute.

Eaglecrest road quarry wins OK
The Juneau Planning Commission has approved plans to create a city-owned rock quarry on Fish Creek Road, also known as Eaglecrest Road. It also OK'd plans for a new bus turnaround near Marine Park.

Charred home, Army hospital finds new life as a B-and-B
A historic Skagway home has risen from the ashes to become a bed-and-breakfast that will be featured later this month on a national television network.

Board shifts semesters for the next school year
Next year's public school calendar will have about the same number of days in the first and second semesters under a change approved by the Juneau School Board on Tuesday.

Briefly

Murkowski welcomes post-Clinton era, resource development within Alaska
U.S. Sen. Frank Murkowski brought glad tidings to the Alaska Capitol today about the state's resource-development prospects in Washington, D.C.

Bill makes it easier to set up new cities
Unincorporated areas would have more freedom organizing as state-recognized cities under a bill passed by the state House on Monday.

Police chief: Local crime below national average
Juneau has far less serious crime than many other communities of the same size, according to Police Chief Mel Personett.

Study: Northern gas line would cost the most
While it's unclear when ground will be broken on a natural gas project, one would-be developer tried to bury a rival pipeline plan Monday.

Legislature 2001: Time to crack down on huffing?
A Bethel lawmaker is urging the Legislature to criminalize inhalant abuse, saying the practice has reached "rampant" proportions in Alaska and made addicts of children as young as 5.

Haines company finds tour-guiding niche in other countries
A Haines guiding and climbing company is expanding its operations to include more adventure travel trips to exotic places around the world.

JDHS principal candidates to be considered
The public can meet the two candidates for the Juneau-Douglas High School principal's job from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday and watch their interviews with the site council and administrators beginning at 1 p.m. Friday. Both events are in the school library.

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

1st big custom, classic car show in capital city planned for May
Stan Ridgeway wants to borrow your car - as long as it's old or cool.

Kenai men take wheel at Chevy dealership
A pair of Kenai men have bought Juneau's Chevrolet dealership.

1st big custom, classic car show in capital city planned for May
Stan Ridgeway wants to borrow your car - as long as it's old or cool.

JDHS principal candidates to be considered
The public can meet the two candidates for the Juneau-Douglas High School principal's job from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday and watch their interviews with the site council and administrators beginning at 1 p.m. Friday. Both events are in the school library.

Bill makes it easier to set up new cities
Unincorporated areas would have more freedom organizing as state-recognized cities under a bill passed by the state House on Monday.

Mr. Clinton's self-pardon
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: Bill Clinton has pardoned himself for having issued an insupportable pardon to the fugitive financier Marc Rich on his, Mr. Clinton's, last day in office. In an op-ed piece in The New York Times, Mr. Clinton said he acted on the merits and in the national interest, and denied as "utterly false" that the pardon was granted in return for the generous campaign and other contributions. ...

Mr. Clinton's self-pardon
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: Bill Clinton has pardoned himself for having issued an insupportable pardon to the fugitive financier Marc Rich on his, Mr. Clinton's, last day in office. In an op-ed piece in The New York Times, Mr. Clinton said he acted on the merits and in the national interest, and denied as "utterly false" that the pardon was granted in return for the generous campaign and other contributions. ...

If everything is OK, where are the toads?
Consider if you will, a primitive region of over 20 million acres in size, somewhere in this world, containing over a thousand islands and very few public roads, a region inhabited by a few rational people and too many misinformed money-mongers whose only interest is to exploit the environment for a quick buck.

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.

If everything is OK, where are the toads?
Consider if you will, a primitive region of over 20 million acres in size, somewhere in this world, containing over a thousand islands and very few public roads, a region inhabited by a few rational people and too many misinformed money-mongers whose only interest is to exploit the environment for a quick buck.

Thanks to coaches
I am writing this letter as a public thank you to coach George Houston and coach Jim Hamey. I would have been the first one standing to applaud when coach Houston made the decision to start his team manager in the last home game of the season.

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.

Egan-10th option: It may be better to do nothing
The engineers at the state Department of Transportation face a tough assignment in dealing with the future of the Egan Drive-10th Street intersection.

Heed Greenspan on national debt payment
The following editorial appeared in Monday's Orlando Sentinel: Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan does not embrace excessive tax cuts. Neither should Americans. When Alan Greenspan speaks, everybody listens.

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.

Aquatic farms present opportunities
In response to "Dive fisheries must be protected for all" by Julie Decker (Empire, Feb. 13), I believe a factual and reasonable perspective on this issue would be of much more value. The letter was so filled with innuendo, speculation and just plain bad information that I question the intent.

Aquatic farms present opportunities
In response to "Dive fisheries must be protected for all" by Julie Decker (Empire, Feb. 13), I believe a factual and reasonable perspective on this issue would be of much more value. The letter was so filled with innuendo, speculation and just plain bad information that I question the intent.

Heed Greenspan on national debt payment
The following editorial appeared in Monday's Orlando Sentinel: Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan does not embrace excessive tax cuts. Neither should Americans. When Alan Greenspan speaks, everybody listens.

Thanks to coaches
I am writing this letter as a public thank you to coach George Houston and coach Jim Hamey. I would have been the first one standing to applaud when coach Houston made the decision to start his team manager in the last home game of the season.

Egan-10th option: It may be better to do nothing
The engineers at the state Department of Transportation face a tough assignment in dealing with the future of the Egan Drive-10th Street intersection.

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.

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

Second dog dies in Yukon Quest
ANCHORAGE -- A second dog in the 1,000-mile Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race collapsed and died along the same stretch of trail where hours earlier another dog died, a race official confirmed Tuesday.

Mount Edgecumbe girls second in Whaler Invitational
The Mount Edgecumbe girls basketball team took second place Saturday in the Whaler Invitational after posting a 2-1 record in the round-robin tournament at Barrow High School.

Local Scoreboard:RegionV Standings

Local Scoreboard:RegionV Standings

Sports in Juneau

Second dog dies in Yukon Quest
ANCHORAGE -- A second dog in the 1,000-mile Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race collapsed and died along the same stretch of trail where hours earlier another dog died, a race official confirmed Tuesday.

Mount Edgecumbe girls second in Whaler Invitational
The Mount Edgecumbe girls basketball team took second place Saturday in the Whaler Invitational after posting a 2-1 record in the round-robin tournament at Barrow High School.

Sports in Juneau

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