Thursday, February 22, 2001

Thank You

Obituary

Obituary

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

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Around Town

AROUND TOWN

Around Town

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AROUND TOWN

Pet of the Week

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.

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Calendar

Playreading presents ghosts of the Stikine
A young woman searching for her past finds more than her great-grandfather's grave in "Stikine River Country."

Return of the king
Matthew Monagle learned a valuable lesson shaving his head to play the King of Siam.

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Calendar

Funky glamour hits fashion runway
Glass, Kevlar and rubber meet silk, satin and sequins in the hands of Southeast Alaskan fashion designers.

Funky glamour hits fashion runway
Glass, Kevlar and rubber meet silk, satin and sequins in the hands of Southeast Alaskan fashion designers.

Return of the king
Matthew Monagle learned a valuable lesson shaving his head to play the King of Siam.

Playreading presents ghosts of the Stikine
A young woman searching for her past finds more than her great-grandfather's grave in "Stikine River Country."

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

Correction

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.

John Baker returns to Iditarod for another try
KOTZEBUE - If things had gone the way John Baker planned, he wouldn't be lining up his dog team at the start of this year's Iditarod.

State workers fight loss of airline mileage
Opponents of a bill to take frequent flyer miles from state employees attacked the measure at a legislative hearing today, saying it would cost too much to enforce and put a burden on workers.

Legislature 2001: Nudists want to be stripped from bill
Rep. Joe Hayes has a bare problem.

2 warm winters spurring spruce aphid outbreak
The Cooperative Extension Service is warning homeowners that Sitka spruce trees are fighting for their lives against a pest called the spruce needle aphid.

Local nonprofit groups score large donations
Two Juneau nonprofit organizations won significant donations from Alaska businesses this week.

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.

State workers fight loss of airline mileage
Opponents of a bill to take frequent flyer miles from state employees attacked the measure at a legislative hearing today, saying it would cost too much to enforce and put a burden on workers.

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.

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.

States settle lawsuit over inflated contact lens prices
Alaska, along with 30 other states, has settled an antitrust case against contact lens maker Bausch & Lomb, one of three companies and the American Optometric Association sued for allegedly colluding to restrict access to lenses and for inflating prices.

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Pit may turn into ATV park
Off-road riders denied a playground since 1997 might get a break next year.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

2 warm winters spurring spruce aphid outbreak
The Cooperative Extension Service is warning homeowners that Sitka spruce trees are fighting for their lives against a pest called the spruce needle aphid.

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.

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

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.

Correction

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.

John Baker returns to Iditarod for another try
KOTZEBUE - If things had gone the way John Baker planned, he wouldn't be lining up his dog team at the start of this year's Iditarod.

Briefly

Legislature 2001: Nudists want to be stripped from bill
Rep. Joe Hayes has a bare problem.

Local nonprofit groups score large donations
Two Juneau nonprofit organizations won significant donations from Alaska businesses this week.

States settle lawsuit over inflated contact lens prices
Alaska, along with 30 other states, has settled an antitrust case against contact lens maker Bausch & Lomb, one of three companies and the American Optometric Association sued for allegedly colluding to restrict access to lenses and for inflating prices.

Pit may turn into ATV park
Off-road riders denied a playground since 1997 might get a break next year.

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

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.

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.

Talking would help
Recently a friend of mine was at a local gas station. She got out of her car and tried to insert the nozzle into the gas tank. She was having some difficulty accomplishing this feat, and the gentleman who was behind her offered assistance. She thought this was a nice gesture and she went back to his car to thank him.

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.

China and Iraq
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: Last week's airstrikes in Iraq have forced the Bush administration to confront one of the most troubling parts of the complex U.S. relationship with China...

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.

Talking would help
Recently a friend of mine was at a local gas station. She got out of her car and tried to insert the nozzle into the gas tank. She was having some difficulty accomplishing this feat, and the gentleman who was behind her offered assistance. She thought this was a nice gesture and she went back to his car to thank him.

Outstandingly helpful
As a Juneau resident for 38 years, I have had experience with Juneau teachers and school principals for both of my children and for two grandchildren.

Outstandingly helpful
As a Juneau resident for 38 years, I have had experience with Juneau teachers and school principals for both of my children and for two grandchildren.

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.

The rest of the geoduck farming story
I am a geoduck diver in Southeast Alaska and would like to respond to Mr. Pihlman's letter (Empire, Feb. 21) regarding the Southeast Regional Dive Fisheries Associations {SARDFA} letter (Empire, Feb. 13) regarding the geoduck aquaculture permit applications.

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.

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.

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.

The rest of the geoduck farming story
I am a geoduck diver in Southeast Alaska and would like to respond to Mr. Pihlman's letter (Empire, Feb. 21) regarding the Southeast Regional Dive Fisheries Associations {SARDFA} letter (Empire, Feb. 13) regarding the geoduck aquaculture permit applications.

China and Iraq
The following editorial appeared in today's Washington Post: Last week's airstrikes in Iraq have forced the Bush administration to confront one of the most troubling parts of the complex U.S. relationship with China...

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.

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.

Osmar first musher to Angel Creek, Sawatzky drops out of race
ANGEL CREEK -- As musher Tim Osmar of Ninilchik held onto his lead in the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race, another top musher dropped out.

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.

Local Scoreboard: Alaska State Hoops Polls

Sports in Juneau

Duke retires Battier's jersey, Georgia Tech
DURHAM, N.C. -- It was Shane Battier night at Duke and the senior forward didn't disappoint.

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.

The tough man of the Yukon Quest
FAIRBANKS -- William Kleedehn is the toughest man in the Yukon.

Local Scoreboard:RegionV Standings

Sports in Juneau

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.

The tough man of the Yukon Quest
FAIRBANKS -- William Kleedehn is the toughest man in the Yukon.

Local Scoreboard:RegionV Standings

Local Scoreboard: Alaska State Hoops Polls

Duke retires Battier's jersey, Georgia Tech
DURHAM, N.C. -- It was Shane Battier night at Duke and the senior forward didn't disappoint.

Osmar first musher to Angel Creek, Sawatzky drops out of race
ANGEL CREEK -- As musher Tim Osmar of Ninilchik held onto his lead in the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race, another top musher dropped out.

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