Tuesday, February 27, 2001

BP wins approval to launch pilot plant
KENAI - BP has received the remaining permits needed to begin construction of a pilot plant in Nikiski to test technology for turning natural gas into synthetic crude oil.

Business Profile

Business Profile

In the Tank

Boat show lands sales
Pete Bernstein will be a busy man this week. The owner of Alaska Ship Chandlers will spend hours moving boats into Centennial Hall for the annual Glacier Valley Rotary Boat Show. Then he'll spend days cleaning and readying the boats for display.

Company strikes oil in Cook Inlet
ANCHORAGE - Forest Oil Co. has hit oil in Cook Inlet, possibly the first commercial discovery in the inlet in more than a decade.

Briefly

Briefly

In the Tank

Boat show lands sales
Pete Bernstein will be a busy man this week. The owner of Alaska Ship Chandlers will spend hours moving boats into Centennial Hall for the annual Glacier Valley Rotary Boat Show. Then he'll spend days cleaning and readying the boats for display.

BP wins approval to launch pilot plant
KENAI - BP has received the remaining permits needed to begin construction of a pilot plant in Nikiski to test technology for turning natural gas into synthetic crude oil.

Company strikes oil in Cook Inlet
ANCHORAGE - Forest Oil Co. has hit oil in Cook Inlet, possibly the first commercial discovery in the inlet in more than a decade.

Around Town

Obituary

Around Town

Obituaries

Around Town

Around Town

Obituaries

Obituary

Briefly

Briefly

Feds would require ships to report all discharges
Cruise ships would have to measure and report every discharge in Alaska waters this summer, under a regulation being developed by the U.S. Coast Guard.

Flights to and from Juneau bumped by winds
Three planes sat on the tarmac at the Juneau Airport this morning, grounded by weather.

Feds would require ships to report all discharges
Cruise ships would have to measure and report every discharge in Alaska waters this summer, under a regulation being developed by the U.S. Coast Guard.

Warmer world will be wetter
Scientists now generally agree that the burning of fossil fuels has raised temperatures worldwide in the past 140 years, a state climatological expert told legislators Monday.

Angoon village corp. changes management
Kootznoowoo Inc. announced its president won't renew his contract when it expires in August.

Possible loss of nat'l guard worries official
Dimming prospects for the city's getting a new National Guard armory prompted Juneau Assembly member Don Etheridge Jr. on Monday to call for a resolution promoting construction of the facility to Alaska's congressional delegation.

Corrections

Tee Harbor lodge wins 2nd chance before city
The Juneau Assembly has told the Juneau Planning Commission to look again at its decision to deny a permit to a proposed lodge at North Tee Harbor. Some neighbors, concerned about traffic and what they saw as the project's uncertain scale, had opposed the permit.

Baby wins $20,000 scholarship
Agnes D'Cafango did not expect her 9-month-old daughter to have much chance to win the $20,000 Baby 2000 Scholarship, but she registered for the contest the day before the deadline just in case.

Trees may be removed to improve air controllers' view
Juneau Airport officials want to cut down tall trees along about 3,000 feet of Jordan Creek because of safety concerns.

Corrections

Escape clause in the works for class of '02
Three Republican senators are pushing separate proposals that would take some pressure off high school students facing a mandatory competency test next year.

DOT asks for two more fast ferries
The Knowles administration formally proposed two more fast ferries for Southeast this morning, targeting federal transportation money that could be used to repay bonds.

Briefly

Student scientists' topics: Mars to baby talk
Tiffany Wells, a sophomore at Juneau-Douglas High School, wanted to simulate the atmosphere of Mars in an aquarium biosphere so she could try growing plants to see if that would fertilize the soil and add oxygen to the air.

Briefly

Drug Ecstacy worries board members
Two Juneau School Board members have told civic leaders there is growing concern many local kids are using Ecstasy, a mind-altering drug linked to brain damage.

Escape clause in the works for class of '02
Three Republican senators are pushing separate proposals that would take some pressure off high school students facing a mandatory competency test next year.

Juneau Buddhists clean house to bring in New Year
Friday was housecleaning day for many in the Juneau Buddhist community.

DOT asks for two more fast ferries
The Knowles administration formally proposed two more fast ferries for Southeast this morning, targeting federal transportation money that could be used to repay bonds.

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

Tee Harbor lodge wins 2nd chance before city
The Juneau Assembly has told the Juneau Planning Commission to look again at its decision to deny a permit to a proposed lodge at North Tee Harbor. Some neighbors, concerned about traffic and what they saw as the project's uncertain scale, had opposed the permit.

Student scientists' topics: Mars to baby talk
Tiffany Wells, a sophomore at Juneau-Douglas High School, wanted to simulate the atmosphere of Mars in an aquarium biosphere so she could try growing plants to see if that would fertilize the soil and add oxygen to the air.

Flights to and from Juneau bumped by winds
Three planes sat on the tarmac at the Juneau Airport this morning, grounded by weather.

Drug Ecstacy worries board members
Two Juneau School Board members have told civic leaders there is growing concern many local kids are using Ecstasy, a mind-altering drug linked to brain damage.

Warmer world will be wetter
Scientists now generally agree that the burning of fossil fuels has raised temperatures worldwide in the past 140 years, a state climatological expert told legislators Monday.

Juneau Buddhists clean house to bring in New Year
Friday was housecleaning day for many in the Juneau Buddhist community.

Possible loss of nat'l guard worries official
Dimming prospects for the city's getting a new National Guard armory prompted Juneau Assembly member Don Etheridge Jr. on Monday to call for a resolution promoting construction of the facility to Alaska's congressional delegation.

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

Trees may be removed to improve air controllers' view
Juneau Airport officials want to cut down tall trees along about 3,000 feet of Jordan Creek because of safety concerns.

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

Angoon village corp. changes management
Kootznoowoo Inc. announced its president won't renew his contract when it expires in August.

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

Baby wins $20,000 scholarship
Agnes D'Cafango did not expect her 9-month-old daughter to have much chance to win the $20,000 Baby 2000 Scholarship, but she registered for the contest the day before the deadline just in case.

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.

'Mistaken for management'
If you were to put on your thinking cap and speculate about status of the many state employees, what job classes would you guess are most likely to make a killing on airline frequent flier miles; clerks and paper pushers in the General Government Unit (GGU) represented by the Alaska State Employees Association (ASEA), or supervisors, middle management and elected officials?

The pain of loss
The bad news our corporation released to the shareholders has been in the works for 30 years, loss after loss and still counting. We won't know the final true tally until the end of March.

Spread the surplus
If the economy really needs a boost to recover from a too-long series of interest rate hikes last year, let's use the Alaskan method on the national surplus and give everyone a check of equal amount.

China's human rights slide requires attention
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: The State Department's annual human rights report is deservedly harsh in its criticism of China. Beijing's already sorry record worsened last year, the department finds, most notably in its abuse of religious groups.

Excellent theater
As a work of the imagination, Theater in the Rough's production of "Hamlet" has to be compared with "Crouching Dragon, Hidden Tiger." The only real difference is that none of TR's actors broke with gravity. Although if they had, I would not have been surprised. By combining excellence in acting, and brilliance in stagecraft, TR's actors and actresses transformed, for a few hours, the minimalist McPhetres Hall into the drafty castles and foggy moors of medieval Denmark.

Broadway quality
Last weekend, hundreds of Juneauites went to Broadway. Well, close to it, at least. The high school's production of "The King and I" was fantastic and well deserved the standing ovations they received.

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.

A futile policy on Cuba
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: Economic sanctions over nearly four decades have had a negligible impact on Cuba's economy, according to a 390-page government study released earlier this month. This doesn't come as a surprise.

China's human rights slide requires attention
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: The State Department's annual human rights report is deservedly harsh in its criticism of China. Beijing's already sorry record worsened last year, the department finds, most notably in its abuse of religious groups.

The pain of loss
The bad news our corporation released to the shareholders has been in the works for 30 years, loss after loss and still counting. We won't know the final true tally until the end of March.

Spread the surplus
If the economy really needs a boost to recover from a too-long series of interest rate hikes last year, let's use the Alaskan method on the national surplus and give everyone a check of equal amount.

A futile policy on Cuba
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: Economic sanctions over nearly four decades have had a negligible impact on Cuba's economy, according to a 390-page government study released earlier this month. This doesn't come as a surprise.

Excellent theater
As a work of the imagination, Theater in the Rough's production of "Hamlet" has to be compared with "Crouching Dragon, Hidden Tiger." The only real difference is that none of TR's actors broke with gravity. Although if they had, I would not have been surprised. By combining excellence in acting, and brilliance in stagecraft, TR's actors and actresses transformed, for a few hours, the minimalist McPhetres Hall into the drafty castles and foggy moors of medieval Denmark.

Time to take a different look at fisheries resource management
As a member of the Southeast Alaska Regional Dive Fisheries Association, SARDFA, and geoduck diver I would like to comment on the recent debate over aquaculture.

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.

'Mistaken for management'
If you were to put on your thinking cap and speculate about status of the many state employees, what job classes would you guess are most likely to make a killing on airline frequent flier miles; clerks and paper pushers in the General Government Unit (GGU) represented by the Alaska State Employees Association (ASEA), or supervisors, middle management and elected officials?

Time to take a different look at fisheries resource management
As a member of the Southeast Alaska Regional Dive Fisheries Association, SARDFA, and geoduck diver I would like to comment on the recent debate over aquaculture.

Better to create a learning environment
As a student of JDHS, I am concerned with the ramifications of a qualifying exam. These tests do not create a smarter America, they merely create the illusion of a system who cares.

Broadway quality
Last weekend, hundreds of Juneauites went to Broadway. Well, close to it, at least. The high school's production of "The King and I" was fantastic and well deserved the standing ovations they received.

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.

Better to create a learning environment
As a student of JDHS, I am concerned with the ramifications of a qualifying exam. These tests do not create a smarter America, they merely create the illusion of a system who cares.

Sports in Juneau

Sports in Juneau

Virginia upsets No. 2 North Carolina
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Brendan Haywood scoffed at the question, and while doing so, paid Virginia's fans a compliment.

Sports in Juneau

Virginia upsets No. 2 North Carolina
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Brendan Haywood scoffed at the question, and while doing so, paid Virginia's fans a compliment.

Sports in Juneau

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