Friday, February 23, 2001

Obituary

Weekend Best Bets
Juneau just experienced the longest autumn in history, and it's over. Winter is here.

Around Town

Obituary

FYI

Around Town

Thank you

Weekend Best Bets
Juneau just experienced the longest autumn in history, and it's over. Winter is here.

Around Town

Briefly

Briefly

Honor Roll
The following is the honor roll at Floyd Dryden Middle School for the second quarter of the 2000-2001 school year...

Honor Roll
The following is the honor roll at Floyd Dryden Middle School for the second quarter of the 2000-2001 school year...

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School Calendar

School Calendar

Around Town

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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.

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."

Briefly

Briefly

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

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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.

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

DWI bill trimmed to chop price tag
An Anchorage Republican has taken some of the bite out of a bill to crack down on drunken drivers, but he left most of its teeth intact.

Correction

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

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

ACS asks court to uphold rural phone monopoly in Juneau
Alaska Communications Systems has filed a petition asking the state Supreme Court to grant a stay on the company's loss of rural exemption in Juneau and Fairbanks. A stay recently was turned down by a state Superior Court judge.

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

Once-controversial spill bill passes without debate
With no debate, the Senate on Thursday passed a restored version of one of last year's most contested bills - a proposal to bring cruise ships and other large non-tanker vessels under the state's oil response laws.

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

Sponsor of tax cap proposal tries new tack
The proposed statewide cap on property taxes crashed and burned in the November election, but prime sponsor Uwe Kalenka, a pilot, says he was unscathed.

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.

Tim Osmar wins Quest in ideal run
FAIRBANKS - Tim Osmar claimed victory in the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race early today and marveled at his good fortune in the 1,000-mile race from Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, to Fairbanks.

Correction

Cancer can't keep Nancy Glass away from adventure
Former Juneau resident Nancy Glass will be riding the first 11 miles of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, a grueling challenge not nearly as tough as her battle against cancer.

DWI bill trimmed to chop price tag
An Anchorage Republican has taken some of the bite out of a bill to crack down on drunken drivers, but he left most of its teeth intact.

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

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.

ACS asks court to uphold rural phone monopoly in Juneau
Alaska Communications Systems has filed a petition asking the state Supreme Court to grant a stay on the company's loss of rural exemption in Juneau and Fairbanks. A stay recently was turned down by a state Superior Court judge.

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.

Tim Osmar wins Quest in ideal run
FAIRBANKS - Tim Osmar claimed victory in the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race early today and marveled at his good fortune in the 1,000-mile race from Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, to Fairbanks.

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.

Sponsor of tax cap proposal tries new tack
The proposed statewide cap on property taxes crashed and burned in the November election, but prime sponsor Uwe Kalenka, a pilot, says he was unscathed.

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

Cancer can't keep Nancy Glass away from adventure
Former Juneau resident Nancy Glass will be riding the first 11 miles of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, a grueling challenge not nearly as tough as her battle against cancer.

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

Once-controversial spill bill passes without debate
With no debate, the Senate on Thursday passed a restored version of one of last year's most contested bills - a proposal to bring cruise ships and other large non-tanker vessels under the state's oil response laws.

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.

Sealaska Corp. to meet with shareholders to discuss losses
Sealaska Corp. will hold an informational community meeting for shareholders today from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Centennial Hall.

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.

James: Railroad would be link to prosperity
Rep. Jeannette James wants to railroad a long-range fiscal plan.

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

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.

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

James: Railroad would be link to prosperity
Rep. Jeannette James wants to railroad a long-range fiscal plan.

Sealaska Corp. to meet with shareholders to discuss losses
Sealaska Corp. will hold an informational community meeting for shareholders today from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Centennial Hall.

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.

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.

Back to life
The recent Empire article on the renovation of the MacKinnon Apartment Building in downtown Juneau was first rate. Congratulations to Steve Morrison, Steve Maitland and all the workers who brought the building back to life.

The spy no one knew and his deadly game
The following editorial appeared in Thursday's Chicago Tribune: The spy's Russian handlers called him "B," or "Ramon." They never knew his name -- not that they cared. He was an American capable of inflicting grave damage on the security of his country. That was good enough.

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.

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.

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...

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.

Treatment, not jail, for inhalant offenders
I read with interest the Feb. 21 front page article on inhalant abuse. It is regrettable that many children are using these chemicals and becoming addicted to them. There is no doubt this is damaging to the practitioners of this behavior and to the communities in which they live.

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.

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.

The spy no one knew and his deadly game
The following editorial appeared in Thursday's Chicago Tribune: The spy's Russian handlers called him "B," or "Ramon." They never knew his name -- not that they cared. He was an American capable of inflicting grave damage on the security of his country. That was good enough.

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.

Treatment, not jail, for inhalant offenders
I read with interest the Feb. 21 front page article on inhalant abuse. It is regrettable that many children are using these chemicals and becoming addicted to them. There is no doubt this is damaging to the practitioners of this behavior and to the communities in which they live.

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.

Back to life
The recent Empire article on the renovation of the MacKinnon Apartment Building in downtown Juneau was first rate. Congratulations to Steve Morrison, Steve Maitland and all the workers who brought the building back to life.

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.

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...

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.

Southeast Regional Swim Championships: Boys Swim Results, ages 13 and up

Southeast Regional Swim Championships: Girls Swim Results, ages 13 and up

Local Scoreboard: Alaska State Hoops Polls

Sports in Juneau

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.

Southeast Regional Swim Championships: Girls Swim Results, ages 13 and up

Southeast Regional Swim Championships: Girls Swim Results, ages 12 and under

Southeast Regional Swim Championships: Girls Swim Results, ages 12 and under

Southeast Regional Swim Championships: Boys Swim Results, ages 12 and under

Southeast Regional Swim Championships: Boys Swim Results, ages 13 and up

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

Sonner perfect leader for Juneau Masters at state swim meet
It was a record-setting performance for Ritchie Sonner, who posted state records and national meet qualifying times in all six of her events, leading the Juneau Masters swim club to a fifth-place finish in the Alaska Masters Swimming Championships Feb. 16-17 at Anchorage's Bartlett High School swim pool.

Local Scoreboard: Alaska State Hoops Polls

Sports in Juneau

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

Glacier Swim Club wins fourth straight
Juneau's Glacier Swim Club retired the trophy by winning its fourth straight team title at the Mike Smithers Memorial Southeast Alaska Championships on Feb. 16-18 at Petersburg's Melvin Roundtree Swimming Pool.

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.

Sonner perfect leader for Juneau Masters at state swim meet
It was a record-setting performance for Ritchie Sonner, who posted state records and national meet qualifying times in all six of her events, leading the Juneau Masters swim club to a fifth-place finish in the Alaska Masters Swimming Championships Feb. 16-17 at Anchorage's Bartlett High School swim pool.

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

Sports in Juneau

Glacier Swim Club wins fourth straight
Juneau's Glacier Swim Club retired the trophy by winning its fourth straight team title at the Mike Smithers Memorial Southeast Alaska Championships on Feb. 16-18 at Petersburg's Melvin Roundtree Swimming Pool.

Southeast Regional Swim Championships: Boys Swim Results, ages 12 and under

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